U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-553

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Jan 1942St. Nazaire3 Feb 1942St. Nazaire34 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Thurmann

Oblt. Wolfgang von Eickstedt

Walter Zenker

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

We have daily positions for all 34 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-553 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Ziethen (6 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)

Ships hit by U-553 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Jan 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Diala (d.)8,106brON-52A
22 Jan 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Innerøy8,260nwB

1 ship sunk (8,260 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,106 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-553 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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