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Patrol info for U-558

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
29 Jul 1942Brest16 Oct 1942Brest80 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Krech

Ltn. Peter Sues

Ltn. Hilmar-Karl Schreyer

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

We have daily positions for all 80 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-558 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Aug 1942U-558Günther Krech Amakura1,987brWAT-15A
13 Sep 1942U-558Günther Krech Suriname7,915nlTAG-5B
13 Sep 1942U-558Günther Krech Empire Lugard7,241brTAG-5C
13 Sep 1942U-558Günther Krech Vilja (t.)6,672nwTAG-5D
16 Sep 1942U-558Günther Krech Commercial Trader2,606amE

5 ships sunk (26,421 tons).

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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

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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