U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-550

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Feb 1944Kiel16 Apr 1944Lost71 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Klaus Hänert

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-550

We have 66 daily positions for the 71 days U-550 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-550 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
16 Apr 1944U-550Klaus Hänert Pan Pennsylvania11,017amCU-21A

1 ship sunk (11,017 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-550 during this patrol

22 Feb 1944
A Catalina aircraft (RCAF Sqdn 162/S, pilot Flying Officer C. C. Cunningham) dropped four depth charges and strafed the boat south of Iceland, killing two men. The boat was lost on the same patrol on 16 April. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 560, )

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