U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-553

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Jun 1941St. Nazaire19 Jul 1941St. Nazaire43 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Thurmann

Oblt. Helmut Manseck

Ltn. Kurt Eichmann
Cdr sea training

Kptlt. Ulrich Borcherdt

Walter Zenker

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-553

We have daily positions for all 43 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-553 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   West (13 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941)

Ships hit by U-553 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Jun 1941U-553Karl Thurmann Susan Mærsk2,355brOG-64A
12 Jun 1941U-553Karl Thurmann Ranella5,590nwOG-64B

2 ships sunk (7,945 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-553 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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