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Patrol info for U-558

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Oct 1941Brest25 Oct 1941Brest15 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Krech

Oblt. Hans-Ludwig Gaude

Hans-Heinrich Baden

Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp

Hilmar-Karl Schreyer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-558

We have daily positions for all 15 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-558 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Vancouver Island9,472caA
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech W.C. Teagle9,552brSC-48B
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Erviken6,595nwSC-48C
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Rym1,369nwSC-48D

4 ships sunk (26,988 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-558 during this patrol

16 Oct 1941
18.25 hrs, mid Atlantic: the boat crash dived on being attacked by a British Catalina flying boat (240 Sqn RAF/U) in the vicinity of convoy SC 48. The single depth charge dropped caused damage to the gyro compass and the stern torpedo tube, but was quickly repaired. (Sources: KTB U-558/ADM 237-187)

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