Convoy battles


Homeward from Halifax (North Atlantic)

4 Apr 1943 - 7 Apr 1943

The Convoy61 ships
First sightingOn 4 Apr 1943 by U-530
EscortsBritish escort group B-7 (Peter W. Gretton).


U-229 (Schetelig), U-530 (Lange), U-532 (Junker), U-563 (von Hartmann), U-564, U-572 (Kumetat), U-594 (Fiedler), U-630 (Winkler), U-632 (Karpf), U-635 (Eckelmann) and U-706 (von Zitzewitz).

The battle

Ships hit from convoy HX-231

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat.
4 Apr 1943U-635Heinz Eckelmann Shillong (d.)5,529br
4 Apr 1943U-635Heinz Eckelmann Waroonga (d.)9,365br
5 Apr 1943U-630Werner Winkler Shillong5,529br
5 Apr 1943U-630Werner Winkler Waroonga9,365br
5 Apr 1943U-229Robert Schetelig Vaalaren3,406sw
5 Apr 1943U-563Götz von Hartmann Sunoil (d.)9,005am
5 Apr 1943U-706Alexander von Zitzewitz British Ardour7,124br
5 Apr 1943U-530Kurt Lange Sunoil9,005am
6 Apr 1943U-632Hans Karpf Blitar7,065nl

6 ships sunk (41,494 tons) and 3 ships damaged (23,899 tons).

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Locations of ships hit from HX-231.

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77 convoys on route HX were hit by U-boats in the war. Read more about them.

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