Patrol info for U-558
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|24 Nov 1941||Brest||7 Dec 1941||Brest||14 days|
Kptlt. Günther Krech
Ltn. Peter Sues
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-558
We have daily positions for all 14 days on this patrol.
Departure from Brest on 24 Nov 1941.
25 Nov 1941 - 26 Nov 1941 - 27 Nov 1941 - 28 Nov 1941 - 29 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941 - 1 Dec 1941 - 2 Dec 1941 - 3 Dec 1941 - 4 Dec 1941 - 5 Dec 1941 - 6 Dec 1941 -
Arrival at Brest on 7 Dec 1941.
Ships hit by U-558 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-558 during this patrol
2 Dec 1941
While attempting to cross the Straits of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean the boat was attacked by radar-equipped British aircraft which also called in two surface escorts, whose subsequent depth charging caused extensive damage. The boat escaped but had to return to base. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 401)
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