U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Jun 1942St. Nazaire19 Jun 1942St. Nazaire11 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Topp
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Willi Hertin

Franz Säck

Ltn. Werner Klug

Patrol description

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Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-552

We have daily positions for all 11 days on this patrol.

Departure from St. Nazaire on 9 Jun 1942.
10 Jun 1942 - 11 Jun 1942 - 12 Jun 1942 - 13 Jun 1942 - 14 Jun 1942 - 15 Jun 1942 - 16 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942 - 18 Jun 1942 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 19 Jun 1942.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-552 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Endrass (12 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942)

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Jun 1942U-552Erich Topp Pelayo1,346brHG-84A
15 Jun 1942U-552Erich Topp Etrib1,943brHG-84B
15 Jun 1942U-552Erich Topp Slemdal7,374nwHG-84C
15 Jun 1942U-552Erich Topp City of Oxford2,759brHG-84D
15 Jun 1942U-552Erich Topp Thurso2,436brHG-84E

5 ships sunk (15,858 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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