WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-553

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Please note that in the table below you can find a 'Map' column. This helps to find that particular attack on the map below.

Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 Jun 1941Karl Thurmann Susan Mærsk2,355brOG-64A
12 Jun 1941Karl Thurmann Ranella5,590nwOG-64B
15 Oct 1941Karl Thurmann Silvercedar4,354brSC-48C
15 Oct 1941Karl Thurmann Ila1,583nwSC-48D
17 Oct 1941Karl Thurmann HMS Gladiolus (K 34)925brSC-48E
15 Jan 1942Karl Thurmann Diala (d.)8,106brON-52F
22 Jan 1942Karl Thurmann Innerøy8,260nwG
12 May 1942Karl Thurmann Nicoya5,364brH
12 May 1942Karl Thurmann Leto4,712nlI
2 Jun 1942Karl Thurmann Mattawin6,919brJ
3 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann Belgian Soldier (d.)7,167beON-115K
18 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann Empire Bede6,959brTAW-13L
18 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann Blankaholm2,845swTAW-13M
18 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann John Hancock7,176amTAW-13N
9 Dec 1942Karl Thurmann Charles L.D.5,273brHX-217O

13 ships sunk (62,315 tons) and 2 ships damaged (15,273 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.
In other cases the posititions are too close and the markers overlap, not much we can do about that.

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