Ship losses by month

December 1942

This is the full listing of all ships hit during . You can click on any of the links for further information on either ship, U-boat, commander or convoy.

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Dec 1942U-375Jürgen Koenenkamp HMS Manxman (M 70) (d.)2,650br
1 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats Trevalgan5,299br
2 Dec 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Besholt4,977nw
2 Dec 1942U-181Wolfgang Lüth Amarylis4,328pa
2 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats City of Bath5,079br
2 Dec 1942U-604Horst Höltring Coamo7,057amMKF-3
3 Dec 1942U-183Heinrich Schäfer Empire Dabchick6,089brONS-146
3 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats Solon II4,561br
3 Dec 1942U-552Klaus Popp Wallsend3,157brON-146
5 Dec 1942U-128Ulrich Heyse Teesbank5,136br
6 Dec 1942U-103Gustav-Adolf Janssen Henry Stanley5,025brON-149
6 Dec 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Serooskerk8,456nlON-149
7 Dec 1942U-177Robert Gysae Saronikos3,548gr
7 Dec 1942U-185August Maus Peter Mærsk5,476brON-149
7 Dec 1942U-515Werner Henke Ceramic18,713brON-149
8 Dec 1942U-524Walter von Steinaecker Empire Spenser8,194brHX-217
8 Dec 1942U-600Bernhard Zurmühlen James McKay6,762amHX-217
9 Dec 1942U-508Georg Staats Nigerian5,423br
9 Dec 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Charles L.D.5,273brHX-217
9 Dec 1942U-602Philipp Schüler HMS Porcupine (G 93) (t.)1,540br
11 Dec 1942U-443Konstantin von Puttkamer HMS Blean (L 47)1,087brKMF-4
12 Dec 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles Ripley4,997br
12 Dec 1942U-177Robert Gysae Empire Gull6,408br
13 Dec 1942U-103Gustav-Adolf Janssen Hororata (d.)13,945br
13 Dec 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte City of Bombay7,140br
13 Dec 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Scania1,629sw
14 Dec 1942U-105Jürgen Nissen Orfor6,578br
14 Dec 1942U-177Robert Gysae Sawahloento3,085nl
14 Dec 1942U-217Kurt Reichenbach-Klinke Etna2,619sw
14 Dec 1942U-443Konstantin von Puttkamer Edencrag1,592brTE-9
15 Dec 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Star of Suez4,999ag
15 Dec 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Alcoa Rambler5,500am
16 Dec 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte East Wales4,358brTRIN-27
16 Dec 1942U-176Reiner Dierksen Observer5,881br
16 Dec 1942U-610Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen Bello6,125nwON-153
16 Dec 1942U-610Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen Regent Lion (d.)9,551brON-153
16 Dec 1942U-664Adolf Graef Emile Francqui5,859beON-153
17 Dec 1942U-211Karl Hause HMS Firedrake (H 79)1,350brON-153
17 Dec 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Poitou310fr
18 Dec 1942U-563Götz von Hartmann Bretwalda4,906brMKS-3Y
18 Dec 1942U-565Wilhelm Franken HMS Partridge (G 30)1,540br
18 Dec 1942U-621Max Kruschka Oropos4,474grON-152
20 Dec 1942U-621Max Kruschka Otina6,217brON-153
21 Dec 1942U-562Horst Hamm Strathallan23,722brKMF-5
21 Dec 1942U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Montreal City3,066brON-152
27 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Scottish Heather (d.)7,087brONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-356Günther Ruppelt Empire Union5,952brONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-356Günther Ruppelt King Edward5,224brONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-356Günther Ruppelt Melrose Abbey2,473brONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-356Günther Ruppelt Soekaboemi (d.)7,051nlONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-441Klaus Hartmann Soekaboemi7,051nlONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-507Harro Schacht Oakbank5,154br
28 Dec 1942U-124Johann Mohr Treworlas4,692br
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Empire Shackleton (d.)7,068brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Melmore Head5,273brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler President Francqui (d.)4,919beONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-225Wolfgang Leimkühler Ville de Rouen (d.)5,598brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-260Hubertus Purkhold Empire Wagtail4,893brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-406Horst Dieterichs Baron Cochrane (d.)3,385brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-406Horst Dieterichs Lynton Grange (d.)5,029brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-406Horst Dieterichs Zarian (d.)4,871brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Norse King (d.)5,701nwONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-617Albrecht Brandi HMS St. Issey (W 25)810br
29 Dec 1942U-123Horst von Schroeter Baron Cochrane3,385brONS-154
29 Dec 1942U-123Horst von Schroeter Empire Shackleton (d.)7,068brONS-154
29 Dec 1942U-336Hans Hunger President Francqui4,919beONS-154
29 Dec 1942U-435Siegfried Strelow Empire Shackleton7,068brONS-154
29 Dec 1942U-435Siegfried Strelow Norse King5,701nwONS-154
29 Dec 1942U-591Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche Zarian4,871brONS-154
29 Dec 1942U-628Heinrich Hasenschar Lynton Grange5,029brONS-154
29 Dec 1942U-631Jürgen Krüger Ingerfem3,978nwONS-156
29 Dec 1942U-662Wolfgang Hermann Ville de Rouen5,598brONS-154
30 Dec 1942U-214Günther Reeder Paderewski4,426po
30 Dec 1942U-435Siegfried Strelow HMS Fidelity (D 57)2,456brONS-154
30 Dec 1942U-435Siegfried Strelow HMS LCV-752 [Trans.]10brONS-154
30 Dec 1942U-435Siegfried Strelow HMS LCV-754 [Trans.]10brONS-154
 400,431

63 ships sunk (316,508 tons) and 13 ships damaged (83,923 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

This map shows where Allied ships were hit during December 1942

This map shows positions of Allied ships hit by U-boats. You can click on any of the icons for more information on the ship involved.

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