U-boat successes in the Mediterranean

Summary of U-boat successes in the Mediterranean

Includes warships (see also Warships hit in the Mediterranean).

YearTons sunkShips
194198,31421
1942202,40066
1943261,58486
194487,46621
649,764194

"Tons sunk" includes ships declared a total loss.

Merchant ships sunk in the Mediterranean


Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Oct 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Pass of Balmaha758brCultivate
17 Oct 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Samos1,208grCultivate
2 Dec 1941U-562Horst Hamm Grelhead4,274br
2 Dec 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen Fjord4,032nw
9 Dec 1941U-652Georg-Werner Fraatz Saint Denis1,595fr
13 Dec 1941U-453Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach Badalona4,202sp
13 Dec 1941U-431Wilhelm Dommes Myriel (d.)3,560br
19 Dec 1941U-652Georg-Werner Fraatz Varlaam Avanesov6,557sj
21 Dec 1941U-573Heinrich Heinsohn Hellen5,289nw
23 Dec 1941U-559Hans Heidtmann Shuntien3,059brTA-5
26 Dec 1941U-559Hans Heidtmann Warszawa2,487poAT-6
28 Dec 1941U-75Helmuth Ringelmann Volo1,587brME-8
 
17 Mar 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Crista (d.)2,590brAT-34
26 Mar 1942U-205Franz-Georg Reschke Slavol2,623br
7 Apr 1942U-453Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach HMHS Somersetshire (d.)9,716br
16 Apr 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Caspia6,018br
16 Apr 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Bab el Farag105ag
16 Apr 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Fatouh el Kher97ag
19 Apr 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Hefz el Rahman90ag
22 Apr 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Aziza100ag
22 Apr 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger El Saadiah122ag
23 Apr 1942U-565Wilhelm Franken Kirkland1,361brTA-36
29 Apr 1942U-562Horst Hamm Terpsithea157br
29 Apr 1942U-562Horst Hamm Alliance81br
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Mount Olympus6,692gr
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Hav (t.)5,062nw
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Fred (d.)4,043gr
20 May 1942U-431Wilhelm Dommes Eocene4,216brAT-46
8 Jun 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Esther100pl
8 Jun 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Said231ag
9 Jun 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Typhoon175pl
10 Jun 1942U-559Hans Heidtmann Brambleleaf (t.)5,917brAT-49
10 Jun 1942U-559Hans Heidtmann Athene4,681nwAT-49
10 Jun 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Havre2,073brAT-49
28 Jun 1942U-97Friedrich Bürgel Memas1,755grMetril
28 Jun 1942U-97Friedrich Bürgel Zealand1,433brMetril
1 Jul 1942U-97Friedrich Bürgel Marilyse Moller786br
6 Jul 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Hero1,376nw
14 Jul 1942U-562Horst Hamm Adinda (d.)3,359nl
22 Jul 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder Vassiliki140gr
24 Jul 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder Toufic El Rahman30sy
30 Jul 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Ikbal176ag
30 Jul 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Amina87ag
30 Jul 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder Fany43ag
1 Aug 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder St. Simon100ag
6 Aug 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder Ezzet158ag
6 Aug 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder Adnan (d.)155ag
10 Aug 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder Kharouf158pl
16 Aug 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder Daniel100pl
17 Aug 1942U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Princess Marguerite5,875ca
26 Aug 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Empire Kumari (t.)6,288brLW-38
3 Sep 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Salina108pl
3 Sep 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Miriam38pl
3 Sep 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Arnon558pl
6 Sep 1942U-375Jürgen Könenkamp Turkian113ag
24 Sep 1942U-561Heinz Schomburg Sphinx39ag
12 Oct 1942U-559Hans Heidtmann Bringhi (t.)200ag
20 Oct 1942U-77Otto Hartmann Mahrous18sy
10 Nov 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Garlinge2,012br
11 Nov 1942U-407Ernst-Ulrich Brüller Viceroy of India19,627brTorch
11 Nov 1942U-380Josef Röther Nieuw Zeeland11,069nlTorch
12 Nov 1942U-593Gerd Kelbling Browning5,332brKMS-2
13 Nov 1942U-81Friedrich Guggenberger Maron6,487brTorch
14 Nov 1942U-73Horst Deckert Lalande (d.)7,453brTorch
14 Dec 1942U-443Konstantin von Puttkamer Edencrag1,592brTE-9
21 Dec 1942U-562Horst Hamm Strathallan23,722brKMF-5
 
1 Jan 1943U-73Horst Deckert Arthur Middleton7,176amUGS-3
7 Jan 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Ville de Strasbourg (d.)7,159brMKS-5
15 Jan 1943U-617Albrecht Brandi Annitsa4,324gr
15 Jan 1943U-617Albrecht Brandi Harboe Jensen1,862nw
20 Jan 1943U-453Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach Jean Jadot5,859beKMS-7
23 Jan 1943U-431Dietrich Schöneboom Alexandria100ag
25 Jan 1943U-431Dietrich Schöneboom Mouyassar47sy
25 Jan 1943U-431Dietrich Schöneboom Omar el Kattab38sy
26 Jan 1943U-431Dietrich Schöneboom Hassan80sy
5 Feb 1943U-617Albrecht Brandi Corona3,264nwAW-22
5 Feb 1943U-617Albrecht Brandi Henrik1,350nwAW-22
7 Feb 1943U-77Otto Hartmann Empire Webster7,043brKMS-8
7 Feb 1943U-77Otto Hartmann Empire Banner6,699brKMS-8
10 Feb 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Saroena (d.)6,671nl
11 Feb 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Al Kasbanah110ag
11 Feb 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Husni107lb
11 Feb 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Sabah el Kheir36ag
11 Feb 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Dolphin135pl
23 Feb 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Fintra2,089brRopsley
24 Feb 1943U-565Wilhelm Franken Nathanael Greene (d.)7,176amMKS-8
27 Feb 1943U-565Wilhelm Franken Seminole (d.)10,389brTE-16
28 Feb 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Daniel Carroll (d.)7,176amTE-16
9 Mar 1943U-596Gunter Jahn Fort Norman (d.)7,133brKMS-10
9 Mar 1943U-596Gunter Jahn Empire Standard (d.)7,047brKMS-10
15 Mar 1943U-380Josef Röther Ocean Seaman (t.)7,178brET-14
16 Mar 1943U-77Otto Hartmann Merchant Prince (d.)5,229brET-14
16 Mar 1943U-77Otto Hartmann Hadleigh (t.)5,222brET-14
18 Mar 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling Dafila1,940br
18 Mar 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling Kaying2,626br
20 Mar 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Bourghieh244ag
20 Mar 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Mawahab Allah77sy
26 Mar 1943U-431Dietrich Schöneboom City of Perth (t.)6,415brMKS-10
27 Mar 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling City of Guildford5,157brXT-7
28 Mar 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Rousdi133ag
30 Mar 1943U-596Gunter Jahn Hallanger9,551nwET-16
30 Mar 1943U-596Gunter Jahn Fort a la Corne7,133brET-16
2 Apr 1943U-755Walter Göing Simon Duhamel II928frTE-20
11 Apr 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling Runo1,858br
20 Apr 1943U-565Wilhelm Franken Sidi-Bel-Abbès4,392frUGS-7
20 Apr 1943U-565Wilhelm Franken Michigan5,594amUGS-7
27 Apr 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Merope1,162nl
18 May 1943U-414Walther Huth Fort Anne (d.)7,134brKMS-14
18 May 1943U-414Walther Huth Empire Eve5,979brKMS-14
12 Jun 1943U-97Hans-Georg Trox Palima1,179nl
15 Jun 1943U-97Hans-Georg Trox Athelmonarch8,995br
17 Jun 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Yoma8,131brGTX-2
21 Jun 1943U-73Horst Deckert Brinkburn1,598brTE-22
25 Jun 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Nisr80ag
26 Jun 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Toufic Allah75sy
26 Jun 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Nelly80sy
27 Jun 1943U-73Horst Deckert Abbeydale (d.)8,299brXTG-2
27 Jun 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Michalios3,742gr
30 Jun 1943U-453Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach Oligarch (d.)6,894brGTX-3
4 Jul 1943U-409Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann City of Venice8,762brKMS-18B
4 Jul 1943U-375Jürgen Könenkamp St. Essylt5,634brKMS-18B
5 Jul 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling Devis6,054brKMS-18B
6 Jul 1943U-453Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach Shahjehan5,454brMWS-36
10 Jul 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Matthew Maury (d.)7,176amET-22A
10 Jul 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Gulfprince (d.)6,561amET-22A
22 Jul 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Empire Moon (t.)7,472br
7 Aug 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl Contractor6,004brGTX-5
20 Aug 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn El Sayeda68ag
21 Aug 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Panikos21br
21 Aug 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Lily132pl
21 Aug 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Namaz50br
23 Aug 1943U-380Josef Röther Pierre Soulé (d.)7,191am
26 Aug 1943U-410Horst-Arno Fenski John Bell7,242amUGS-14
26 Aug 1943U-410Horst-Arno Fenski Richard Henderson7,194amUGS-14
30 Aug 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Nagwa183ag
7 Sep 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Hamidieh80ag
21 Sep 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling William W. Gerhard7,176amNSS-3
26 Sep 1943U-410Horst-Arno Fenski Christian Michelsen7,176nwUGS-17
1 Oct 1943U-410Horst-Arno Fenski Fort Howe7,133brMKS-26
1 Oct 1943U-410Horst-Arno Fenski Empire Commerce (t.)3,722brMKS-26
2 Oct 1943U-223Karl-Jürg Wächter Stanmore (t.)4,970brKMS-27
4 Oct 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Marit5,542nwXT-4
15 Oct 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl James Russell Lowell (t.)7,176amGUS-18
3 Nov 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling Mont Viso4,531frKMS-30
18 Nov 1943U-81Johann-Otto Krieg Empire Dunstan2,887brAH-9
20 Nov 1943U-453Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach Jela335yu
9 Dec 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Cap Padaran8,009brHA-11
16 Dec 1943U-73Horst Deckert John S. Copley (d.)7,176amGUS-24
 
1 Feb 1944U-453Dierk Lührs Salem81lb
1 Feb 1944U-453Dierk Lührs Himli67lb
1 Feb 1944U-453Dierk Lührs Agia Paraskevi80gr
2 Feb 1944U-453Dierk Lührs Yahiya64sy
15 Feb 1944U-410Horst-Arno Fenski Fort St. Nicolas7,154brShingle
22 Feb 1944U-969Max Dobbert Peter Skene Ogden (t.)7,176amGUS-31
22 Feb 1944U-969Max Dobbert George Cleeve (t.)7,176amGUS-31
27 Feb 1944U-407Hubertus Korndörfer Rod el Farag55ag
29 Feb 1944U-407Hubertus Korndörfer Ensis (d.)6,207br
10 Mar 1944U-952Oskar Curio William B. Woods7,176am
17 Mar 1944U-371Waldemar Mehl Dempo17,024nlSNF-17
17 Mar 1944U-371Waldemar Mehl Maiden Creek (t.)6,165amSNF-17
16 Apr 1944U-407Hubertus Korndörfer Meyer London7,210amUGS-37
16 Apr 1944U-407Hubertus Korndörfer Thomas G. Masaryk (t.)7,176amUGS-37
14 May 1944U-616Siegfried Koitschka Fort Fidler (d.)7,127brGUS-39
14 May 1944U-616Siegfried Koitschka G.S. Walden (d.)10,627brGUS-39
19 May 1944U-453Dierk Lührs Fort Missanabie7,147brHA-43
 644,163

140 ships sunk (480,915 tons) and 25 ships damaged (163,248 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).


U-boats in the Mediterranean