U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Apr 1943St. Nazaire13 Jun 1943St. Nazaire71 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Klaus Popp

Ltn. Peter Rogowsky

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

We have daily positions for all 71 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-552 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Meise (11 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
   Star (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Naab (12 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 2 (15 May 1943 - 19 May 1943)
   Mosel (19 May 1943 - 24 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

27 May 1943
Mid-Atlantic: a British B-24 Liberator bomber (59 Sqn RAF, pilot H.A.L. Moran) made two passes before the boat escaped, dropping a total of eight depth charges. Despite severe damage, the boat survived and managed to reach port on June 13. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 340)

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