Patrol info for U-553
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|19 Apr 1941||Bergen||2 May 1941||St. Nazaire||14 days|
Kptlt. Karl Thurmann
Oblt. Helmut Manseck
Ltn. Kurt Eichmann
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-553
We have daily positions for all 14 days on this patrol.
Departure from Bergen on 19 Apr 1941.
20 Apr 1941 - 21 Apr 1941 - 22 Apr 1941 - 23 Apr 1941 - 24 Apr 1941 - 25 Apr 1941 - 26 Apr 1941 - 27 Apr 1941 - 28 Apr 1941 - 29 Apr 1941 - 30 Apr 1941 - 1 May 1941 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 2 May 1941.
Ships hit by U-553 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
25 Apr 1941. On 25 April, 1941 U-553 was forced to return to base due to major engine trouble.
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Attacks on U-553 during this patrol
We have no recorded attacks on U-553 duing this patrol.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.