WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-23

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Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
4 Oct 1939Otto Kretschmer Glen Farg876br
8 Dec 1939Otto Kretschmer Scotia2,400da
11 Jan 1940Otto Kretschmer Fredville1,150nw
12 Jan 1940Otto Kretschmer Danmark (t.)10,517da
24 Jan 1940Otto Kretschmer Varild1,085nw
18 Feb 1940Otto Kretschmer HMS Daring (H 16)1,375brHN-12
19 Feb 1940Otto Kretschmer Tiberton5,225br
22 Feb 1940Otto Kretschmer Loch Maddy (t.)4,996brHX-19
24 Aug 1943Rolf-Birger Wahlen Shkval35sj
15 Oct 1943Rolf-Birger Wahlen TSC-486 Sovetskaja Rossija (d.)1,005sj
23 Oct 1943Rolf-Birger Wahlen Tanais372sj
5 Apr 1944Rolf-Birger Wahlen SKA-099 (d.)56sj
29 May 1944Rolf-Birger Wahlen Smelyj71sj
1 Sep 1944Rudolf Arendt Oituz (t.)2,686ro

12 ships sunk (30,788 tons) and 2 ships damaged (1,061 tons).

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

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ship sunk or total loss (9). ship damaged (5).

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.

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