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Patrol info for U-558

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Apr 1942Brest21 Jun 1942Brest71 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Krech

Oblt. Rudolf Friedrich

Ltn. Peter Sues

Ltn. Hilmar-Karl Schreyer
WO training

Hubert Verpoorten

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

We have 70 daily positions for the 71 days U-558 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-558 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
12 May 1942U-558Günther Krech HMS Bedfordshire (FY 141)913brA
18 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Fauna1,254nlB
21 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Troisdoc1,925caC
23 May 1942U-558Günther Krech William Boyce Thompson (d.)7,061amD
25 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Beatrice3,451amE
27 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Jack2,622amF
2 Jun 1942U-558Günther Krech Triton2,078nlG

6 ships sunk (12,243 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,061 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-558 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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