U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-553

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Apr 1941Bergen2 May 1941St. Nazaire14 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Thurmann

Oblt. Helmut Manseck

Ltn. Kurt Eichmann

Walter Zenker

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-553

We have daily positions for all 14 days on this patrol.

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.

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