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Wolfpack Blücher

Summary
Blücher was a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic from 14 to 28 August 1942. They attacked the Freetown, Sierra Leone to Liverpool convoys SL-118 and SL-119, and sank six ships for a total of , and damaged one (). The group was named after Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742–1819), a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall in the Napoleonic Wars. U-boats, commanders and dates
  • , Peter-Erich Cremer, 14–18 August
  • , Gerhard Feiler, 14–18 August
  • , Heinrich Müller-Edzards, 14–20 August
  • , Günther Reeder, 14–28 August
  • , Horst Dieterichs, 14–28 August
  • , Gerhard Remus, 14–28 August
  • , Friedrich Mumm, 14–28 August
  • , Harald Gelhaus, 23–28 August
Ships hit by this Wolfpack Triton U-566 struck first, while north-east of the Azores. At 17:56 on 17 August 1942, she fired three torpedoes at Convoy SL-118, hitting the 6,607-ton Norwegian merchant ship Triton twice and sinking her. The master, 39 crewmen, two gunners a
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