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Wolfpack Endrass

Endrass was a "wolfpack" of German U-boats that operated from 12 to 17 June 1942 in attacking Convoy HG 84 that comprised 23 Allied ships. The group was named after the U-boat commander Engelbert Endrass, who had been killed in action in December 1941.[1]

Contents

  • U-boats, commanders and dates 1
  • Ships hit by this Wolfpack 2
    • Etrib, Pelayo & Slemdal 2.1
    • City of Oxford and Thurso 2.2
  • References 3
  • See also 4

U-boats, commanders and dates

Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Five ships of Convoy HG 84, assembled at Gibraltar for passage to Liverpool, were sunk, all by the U-boat U-552 in the early hours of 15 June.

Etrib, Pelayo & Slemdal

The first attack came at 00:59, about 700 kilometres (380 nmi) west of Corunna, Spain, when U-552 fired torpedoes at the convoy and hit and sank the 1,943 ton British merchant ship Etrib,[2] the 1,346 ton British merchant ship Pelayo,[3] and the 7,374 ton Norwegian tanker Slemdal.[4]

City of Oxford and Thurso

U-552 struck again at 04:34, firing three torpedoes at the convoy. Two British merchant ships, the 2,759 ton City of Oxford[5] and the 2,436 ton Thurso[6] were hit and sunk.

References

Notes
  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wolfpack Endrass". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Etrib (Steam merchant)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Pelayo (Motor merchant)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Slemdal (Motor tanker)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "City of Oxford (Steam merchant)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Thurso (Steam merchant)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 

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