U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-557

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Aug 1941Lorient15 Aug 1941Lorient3 days
20 Aug 1941Lorient19 Sep 1941Lorient31 days
34 days
Sometimes patrols were split into several 'legs', for resupply and other matters.


Officers *

Oblt. Ottokar Arnold Paulssen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-557

We have daily positions for all 34 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-557 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Bosemüller (28 Aug 1941 - 2 Sep 1941)
   Seewolf (2 Sep 1941 - 15 Sep 1941)

Ships hit by U-557 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
27 Aug 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen Segundo4,414nwOS-4A
27 Aug 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen Saugor6,303brOS-4B
27 Aug 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen Tremoda4,736brOS-4C
27 Aug 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen Embassage4,954brOS-4D

4 ships sunk (20,407 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-557 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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