U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-557

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Dec 1941Messina16 Dec 1941Lost8 days


Officers *

KrvKpt. Ottokar Arnold Paulssen

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

We have 5 daily positions for the 8 days U-557 was at sea.

Departure from Messina on 9 Dec 1941.
10 Dec 1941 - 11 Dec 1941 - 12 Dec 1941 - 13 Dec 1941 - 14 Dec 1941 - 15 Dec 1941 -
Sunk on 16 Dec 1941.

Ships hit by U-557 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Dec 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen HMS Galatea (71)5,220brA

1 ship sunk (5,220 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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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