Pirat (e. Pirate)

This Wolfpack operated from 29 Jul 1942 to 3 Aug 1942.


U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-43Hans-Joachim Schwantke31 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-71Hardo Rodler von Roithberg31 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-164Otto Fechner29 Jul 19421 Aug 1942 
U-210Rudolf Lemcke29 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-217Kurt Reichenbach-Klinke30 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-454Burckhard Hackländer30 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-511Friedrich Steinhoff29 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-552Erich Topp30 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-553Karl Thurmann29 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-588Victor Vogel29 Jul 194231 Jul 1942U-boat was lost
U-597Eberhard Bopst30 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-607Ernst Mengersen30 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
U-704Horst Wilhelm Kessler31 Jul 19423 Aug 1942 
13 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Pirat

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Pirat. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Aug 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Belgian Soldier (d.)7,167beON-115
3 Aug 1942U-552Erich Topp G.S. Walden (d.)10,627brON-115
3 Aug 1942U-552Erich Topp Lochkatrine9,419brON-115

1 ship sunk (9,419 tons) and 2 ships damaged (17,794 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

We were pirates

Robert Schultz

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Books dealing with this subject include

Assault on a Queen. Finney, Jack, 1959.
The Attack on Taranto. Lowry, Thomas P., 2000.
Hitler's Secret Pirate Fleet. Duffy, James P., 2001.
Iron Coffin. Mannock, John, 2004.
The Iron Pirate. Reeman, Douglas, 1987.
The Kaiser's Pirates. Walter, John, 1994.
We were pirates. Robert Schultz, 2009.

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