Convoy battles

JW-56A

Loch Ewe, UK - Kola Fjord, Russia (Arctic Ocean)

25 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944

The Convoy20 ships
First sightingOn 25 Jan 1944 by U-956
Escorts

U-boats

U-278, U-360, U-716, U-957 (some boats may be missing from this list)

The battle

Ships hit from convoy JW-56A


Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat.
25 Jan 1944U-360Klaus-Helmuth Becker HMS Obdurate (G 39) (d.)1,540br
25 Jan 1944U-278Joachim Franze Penelope Barker7,177am
26 Jan 1944U-360Klaus-Helmuth Becker Fort Bellingham (d.)7,153br
26 Jan 1944U-716Hans Dunkelberg Andrew G. Curtin7,200am
26 Jan 1944U-716Hans Dunkelberg USS PTC-39 [Trans.]54am
26 Jan 1944U-957Gerd Schaar Fort Bellingham7,153br
26 Jan 1944U-957Gerd Schaar USS PTC-3854am
 30,331

5 ships sunk (21,638 tons) and 2 ships damaged (8,693 tons).

Legend
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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

Locations of ships hit from JW-56A.

sunk ship. damaged ship.

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


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