U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Mar 1942St. Nazaire27 Apr 1942St. Nazaire52 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Erich Topp
ObStrm

Franz Säck
WO

Ltn. Werner Klug

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-552 for this patrol is available on our partner website: uboatarchive.net


Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-552

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We have daily positions for all 52 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
25 Mar 1942U-552Erich Topp Ocana6,256nl
3 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp David H. Atwater2,438am
5 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Byron D. Benson7,953am
7 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp British Splendour7,138br
7 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Lancing7,866nw
9 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Atlas7,137am
10 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Tamaulipas6,943am
 45,731

7 ships sunk (45,731 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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