Patrol info for U-552
Date lookup for 20 Nov 1942
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|10 Sep 1942||St. Nazaire||15 Dec 1942||St. Nazaire||97 days|
Kptlt. Klaus Popp
Ltn. Franz Säck
Ltn. Werner Klug
U-552's position on 20 Nov 1942
Ships hit by U-552 on this date
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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol
20 Nov 1942
While enroute to the USA to be refitted at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the Dutch submarine HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Geijs) attacked U-552 south of the Cape Verde Islands in position 13º05N, 25º50W. K XIV launched four torpedoes from distance of around 900m. The torpedoes were from old stores in the Netherlands East Indies and ran close to the surface, were detected by the Germans and missed their target as the U-boat took evasive action.
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