U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
10 Sep 1942St. Nazaire15 Dec 1942St. Nazaire97 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Klaus Popp

Ltn. Franz Säck

Ltn. Werner Klug

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

We have daily positions for all 97 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Sep 1942U-552Klaus Popp HMS Alouette (FY 101)520brA
3 Dec 1942U-552Klaus Popp Wallsend3,157brON-146B

2 ships sunk (3,677 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


26 Oct 1942. In the North Atlantic, U-552 transferred a medical case to U-87, which then returned to base.

16 Nov 1942. A medical case was transferred from U-462 to U-552 in mid Atlantic.

23 Nov 1942. U-552 encountered an enemy submarine which fired a torpedo at her without success.

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

20 Nov 1942
While enroute to the USA to be refitted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the Dutch submarine HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs) attacked U-552 south of the Cape Verde Islands in position 13º05N, 25º50W.
K XIV launched four torpedoes from distance of around 900m. The torpedoes were from old stores in the Netherlands East Indies and ran close to the surface, were detected by the Germans and missed their target as the U-boat took evasive action.

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