Wolfpacks

Ziethen

This Wolfpack operated from 6 Jan 1942 to 22 Jan 1942.

Notes: Named after Hans-Joachim von Ziethen (1699 - 1786)
German cavalry officer under Frederick the Great.

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotesMap
U-84Horst Uphoff13 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 A
U-86Walter Schug7 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 B
U-87Joachim Berger6 Jan 194217 Jan 1942 C
U-135Friedrich-Hermann Praetorius6 Jan 194220 Jan 1942 D
U-203Rolf Mützelburg7 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 E
U-333Peter-Erich Cremer17 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 F
U-552Erich Topp6 Jan 194219 Jan 1942 G
U-553Karl Thurmann6 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 H
U-582Werner Schulte15 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 I
U-654Ludwig Forster6 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 J
U-701Horst Degen6 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 K
U-754Hans Oestermann6 Jan 194222 Jan 1942 L
12 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Ziethen

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Ziethen. 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
6 Jan 1942U-701Horst Degen Baron Erskine3,657brSC-62
15 Jan 1942U-203Rolf Mützelburg Catalina632pt
15 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Dayrose4,113br
15 Jan 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Diala (d.)8,106brON-52
16 Jan 1942U-86Walter Schug Toorak (d.)8,627brON-52
17 Jan 1942U-87Joachim Berger Nyholt8,087nwON-52
17 Jan 1942U-203Rolf Mützelburg Octavian1,345nw
18 Jan 1942U-86Walter Schug Dimitrios G. Thermiotis4,271grSC-63
18 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Frances Salman2,609am
21 Jan 1942U-754Hans Oestermann Belize2,153nw
21 Jan 1942U-203Rolf Mützelburg North Gaspe (d.)888ca
22 Jan 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Innerøy8,260nw
22 Jan 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Vassilios A. Polemis3,429grON-53
22 Jan 1942U-754Hans Oestermann William Hansen1,344nw
 57,521

11 ships sunk (39,900 tons) and 3 ships damaged (17,621 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.


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