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Patrol info for U-558


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Oct 1941Brest25 Oct 1941Brest15 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Günther Krech
1WO

Hans-Ludwig Gaude
1WO

Hans-Heinrich Baden
1WO

Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp
ObStrm

Hilmar-Karl Schreyer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-558

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We have daily positions for all 15 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-558 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
15 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Vancouver Island9,472ca
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech W.C. Teagle9,552brSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Erviken6,595nwSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Rym1,369nwSC-48
 26,988

4 ships sunk (26,988 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-558 during this patrol

16 Oct 1941
18.25 hrs, mid Atlantic: the boat crash dived on being attacked by a British Catalina flying boat (240 Sqn RAF/U) in the vicinity of convoy SC 48. The single depth charge dropped caused damage to the gyro compass and the stern torpedo tube, but was quickly repaired. (Sources: KTB U-558/ADM 237-187)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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