OG-71United Kingdom - Gibraltar (North Atlantic)
17 Aug 1941 - 23 Aug 1941
|The Convoy||22 ships|
|First sighting||On 17 Aug 1941 by U-201|
destroyer RNoN Bath
corvettes Campala, Hydrangea, Bluebell, Campion, Wallflower and Zinnia A/S trawler Lord Nuffield Addition from 20.8; destroyers Gurkha and Legion, from 21.8 destroyer Boreas.
U-75, U-559 *, U-204 *, U-83, U-106, U-201 *, U-564 * and U-552 *
* U-boats that fired torpedo or used the deck gun
Contact was lost from the 19th until the 21st, when Fw-200 locates it, when the shadower U-106 was driven off. But the U-boats establish contact on the 22nd by the U-201 and maintained until the 23rd. 8 ships are sunk for 13,225 tons, no additional ships are damaged. 2 escorts sunk.
Article compiled by Tom Linclau
Ships hit from convoy OG-71
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.|
|19 Aug 1941||U-204||Walter Kell||HNoMS Bath (I 17)||1,060||nw|
|19 Aug 1941||U-559||Hans Heidtmann||Alva||1,584||br|
|19 Aug 1941||U-201||Adalbert Schnee||Aguila||3,255||br|
|19 Aug 1941||U-201||Adalbert Schnee||Ciscar||1,809||br|
|22 Aug 1941||U-564||Reinhard Suhren||Clonlara||1,203||ir|
|22 Aug 1941||U-564||Reinhard Suhren||Empire Oak||484||br|
|23 Aug 1941||U-201||Adalbert Schnee||Aldergrove||1,974||br|
|23 Aug 1941||U-201||Adalbert Schnee||Stork||787||br|
|23 Aug 1941||U-564||Reinhard Suhren||HMS Zinnia (K 98)||900||br|
|23 Aug 1941||U-552||Erich Topp||Spind||2,129||nw|
10 ships sunk (15,185 tons).
19 convoys on route OG were hit by U-boats in the war.