U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-553

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Jul 1942St. Nazaire17 Sep 1942St. Nazaire61 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl Thurmann

Oblt. Hans-Jörg Blauert

Walter Zenker

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

We have daily positions for all 61 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-553 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Pirat (29 Jul 1942 - 3 Aug 1942)

Ships hit by U-553 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
3 Aug 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Belgian Soldier (d.)7,167beON-115A
18 Aug 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Empire Bede6,959brTAW-13B
18 Aug 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Blankaholm2,845swTAW-13C
18 Aug 1942U-553Karl Thurmann John Hancock7,176amTAW-13D

3 ships sunk (16,980 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,167 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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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