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Patrol info for U-552

Date lookup for 7 Apr 1942

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


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Topp

Franz Säck

Ltn. Werner Klug

Patrol description

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U-552's position on 7 Apr 1942

Ships hit by U-552 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
7 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp British Splendour7,138brA
7 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Lancing7,866nwB

2 ships sunk (15,004 tons).

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