U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-556

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 May 1941Kiel30 May 1941Lorient30 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Herbert Wohlfarth

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-556


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We have 28 daily positions for the 30 days U-556 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-556 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   West (10 May 1941 - 20 May 1941)

Ships hit by U-556 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
6 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Emanuel166fa
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Aelybryn (d.)4,986brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Empire Caribou4,861brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Gand5,086beOB-318
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Darlington Court4,974brHX-126
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth British Security8,470brHX-126
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Cockaponset5,995brHX-126

6 ships sunk (29,552 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,986 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-556 during this patrol

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