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What was the biggest ship sunk by a U-boat?

The liner Empress of Britain at 42,350 tons.

She was sunk by U-32 commanded by Kptlt. Hans Jenisch on 28 October, 1940 west of Ireland.

For more information on large U-boat victims check out Biggest U-boat victims.

Database of all ships hit by U-boats in WWII

We have compiled a massive database on the merchants hit by German U-boats in the war. Check it out.


This question was last modified: Thu 3 Mar, 2011.

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