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Patrol info for U-552

Date lookup for 28 Apr 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Apr 1941St. Nazaire6 May 1941St. Nazaire30 days


Officers *

Oblt. Erich Topp

Oblt. Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen

Ltn. Siegfried Koitschka
Cdr sea training

Kptlt. Horst Degen

Franz S├Ąck

U-552's position on 28 Apr 1941

Ships hit by U-552 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
28 Apr 1941U-552Erich Topp Capulet (d.)8,190brHX-121A

1 ship damaged (8,190 tons).

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

28 Apr 1941
After torpedoing a ship in convoy HX 121 south of Iceland, U-552 was depth charged in five separate attacks from the escorting destroyers HMS Maori and HMS Inglefield, forcing the boat to remain submerged for hours until the convoy was out of range. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 272)

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