WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-553

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Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
12 Jun 1941Karl Thurmann Susan Mærsk2,355brOG-64
12 Jun 1941Karl Thurmann Ranella5,590nwOG-64
15 Oct 1941Karl Thurmann Silvercedar4,354brSC-48
15 Oct 1941Karl Thurmann Ila1,583nwSC-48
17 Oct 1941Karl Thurmann HMS Gladiolus (K 34)925brSC-48
15 Jan 1942Karl Thurmann Diala (d.)8,106brON-52
22 Jan 1942Karl Thurmann Innerøy8,260nw
12 May 1942Karl Thurmann Nicoya5,364br
12 May 1942Karl Thurmann Leto4,712nl
2 Jun 1942Karl Thurmann Mattawin6,919br
3 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann Belgian Soldier (d.)7,167beON-115
18 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann Empire Bede6,959brTAW-13
18 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann Blankaholm2,845swTAW-13
18 Aug 1942Karl Thurmann John Hancock7,176amTAW-13
9 Dec 1942Karl Thurmann Charles L.D.5,273brHX-217

13 ships sunk (62,315 tons) and 2 ships damaged (15,273 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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ship sunk or total loss (13). ship damaged (2).

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.

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