WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-556

See the profile page for U-556


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
6 May 1941Herbert Wohlfarth Emanuel166faA
10 May 1941Herbert Wohlfarth Aelybryn (d.)4,986brOB-318B
10 May 1941Herbert Wohlfarth Empire Caribou4,861brOB-318C
10 May 1941Herbert Wohlfarth Gand5,086beOB-318D
20 May 1941Herbert Wohlfarth Darlington Court4,974brHX-126E
20 May 1941Herbert Wohlfarth British Security8,470brHX-126F
20 May 1941Herbert Wohlfarth Cockaponset5,995brHX-126G
 34,538

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

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

Below is a map showing the locations of the attack(s) in question:

ship sunk or total loss (6). ship damaged (1).

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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