U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Jul 1942St. Nazaire13 Aug 1942St. Nazaire41 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Topp
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Willi Hertin

Ltn. Franz S├Ąck

Ltn. Werner Klug

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

We have daily positions for all 41 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-552 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Wolf (13 Jul 1942 - 30 Jul 1942)
   Pirat (30 Jul 1942 - 3 Aug 1942)
   Steinbrinck (3 Aug 1942 - 4 Aug 1942)

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Jul 1942U-552Erich Topp British Merit (d.)8,093brON-113A
25 Jul 1942U-552Erich Topp Broompark5,136brON-113B
3 Aug 1942U-552Erich Topp Lochkatrine9,419brON-115C
3 Aug 1942U-552Erich Topp G.S. Walden (d.)10,627brON-115D

2 ships sunk (14,555 tons) and 2 ships damaged (18,720 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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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