U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-553

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Apr 1942St. Nazaire24 Jun 1942St. Nazaire67 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Thurmann

Walter Zenker

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

We have daily positions for all 67 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-553 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 May 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Nicoya5,364brA
12 May 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Leto4,712nlB
2 Jun 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Mattawin6,919brC

3 ships sunk (16,995 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-553 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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