U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-558

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Nov 1941Brest7 Dec 1941Brest14 days


Officers *

Kptlt. G√ľnther Krech

Hans-Heinrich Baden

Hilmar-Karl Schreyer

Ltn. Peter Sues

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

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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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