Ships hit by U-boats during WWI

Largest Ships sunk or damaged


The British Armored cruiser HMS Hogue. She was hit by U 9 on 22 Sep 1914.


Ships over 10,000 tons hit by U-boat during WWI

Loss dateTypeName of shipTonsNat.U-boatCommander
21 Nov 1916Hospital shipBritannic48,158 U 73Gustav Sieß
20 Jul 1918Passenger steamerJusticia32,234 UB 124Hans Oscar Wutsdorff
19 Jul 1918Passenger steamerJusticia (d.)32,234 UB 64Otto von Schrader
7 May 1915Passenger steamerLusitania30,396 U 20Walther Schwieger
21 Dec 1914BattleshipJean Bart (d.)22,189 k.u.k. U12Egon Lerch
15 Feb 1917Passenger steamerCeltic (d.)20,904 U 80Alfred von Glasenapp
31 Mar 1918Passenger steamerCeltic (d.)20,904 UB 77Wilhelm Meyer
30 May 1915Passenger steamerMerion19,380 UB 8Ernst von Voigt
7 Apr 1917Passenger steamerLapland (d.)18,565 UC 65Otto Steinbrinck
4 Oct 1916TroopshipFranconia18,510 UB 47Wolfgang Steinbauer
18 Oct 1918BattleshipVoltaire (d.)18,400 UB 48Wolfgang Steinbauer
5 Sep 1918TroopshipMount Vernon (d.)18,372 U 82Heinrich Middendorff
19 Mar 1917BattleshipDanton18,300 U 64Robert Moraht
31 May 1918Passenger steamerPresident Lincoln18,168 U 90Walter Remy
25 Feb 1917Passenger steamerLaconia18,099 U 50Gerhard Berger
29 Sep 1918BattleshipUSS Minnesota (d.)18,000 U 117Otto Dröscher
9 Nov 1918BattleshipHMS Britannia16,350 UB 50Heinrich Kukat
1 Jul 1918TroopshipUSS Covington16,339 U 86Helmut Patzig
19 Aug 1915Passenger steamerArabic15,801 U 24Rudolf Schneider
19 Nov 1916Armored CruiserRurik (d.)15,544 UC 27Karl Vesper
1 Jan 1915BattleshipHMS Formidable15,000 U 24Rudolf Schneider
4 Oct 1916Armed merchant cruiserGallia14,966 U 35Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière
27 May 1915BattleshipHMS Majestic14,900 U 21Otto Hersing
25 Jan 1917Armed merchant cruiserLaurentic14,892 U 80Alfred von Glasenapp
4 May 1917TroopshipTransylvania14,348 U 63Otto Schultze
5 Feb 1918TroopshipTuscania14,348 UB 77Wilhelm Meyer
29 Nov 1916Passenger steamerMinnewaska14,317 UC 23Johannes Kirchner
2 Oct 1917Armored cruiserHMS Drake14,300 U 79Otto Rohrbeck
1 Jan 1917Passenger steamerIvernia14,278 UB 47Wolfgang Steinbauer
11 Apr 1918Armored cruiserHMS King Alfred (d.)14,150 UB 86Hans Trenk
9 Jan 1917BattleshipHMS Cornwallis14,000 U 32Kurt Hartwig
27 Apr 1916BattleshipHMS Russell14,000 U 73Gustav Sieß
4 Feb 1918SteamerAurania13,936 UB 67Gerhard Schulz
16 Mar 1916Passenger steamerTubantia13,911 UB 13Arthur Metz
26 Feb 1916Armed merchant cruiserLa Provence13,753 U 35Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière
7 Sep 1917Passenger steamerMinnehaha13,714 U 48Karl Edeling
19 Jul 1918Armored cruiserUSS San Diego13,680 U 156Richard Feldt
17 Jul 1918Passenger steamerCarpathia13,603 U 55Wilhelm Werner
23 Mar 1916Passenger steamerMinneapolis13,543 U 35Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière
30 Jan 1918Passenger steamerMinnetonka13,528 U 64Robert Moraht
2 Jan 1917BattleshipPeresvyet13,500 U 73Gustav Sieß
14 Jun 1917Armed merchant cruiserAvenger13,441 U 69Ernst Wilhelms
12 Dec 1916BattleshipRegina Margherita (rin)13,427 UC 14Franz Becker
27 Jan 1918Passenger steamerAndania13,405 U 46Leo Hillebrand
19 Oct 1916Passenger steamerAlaunia13,405 UC 16Egon von Werner
8 May 1916Passenger steamerCymric13,370 U 20Walther Schwieger
19 Oct 1917Armed merchant cruiserOrama12,927 U 62Ernst Hashagen
25 Nov 1916BattleshipSuffren12,750 U 52Hans Walther
17 Feb 1917Passenger steamerAthos12,644 U 65Hermann von Fischel
18 Jan 1916Passenger steamerRijndam (d.)12,527 UC 1Egon von Werner
1 Mar 1918Armed merchant cruiserCalgarian12,515 U 19Johannes Spieß
9 Sep 1918Passenger steamerMissanabie12,469 UB 87Karl Petri
27 Feb 1916Passenger steamerMaloja12,431 UC 6Matthias Graf von Schmettow
27 Apr 1915Armored cruiserLeon Gambetta12,416 k.u.k. U5Georg Ritter von Trapp
28 Apr 1917Passenger steamerMedina12,350 UB 31Thomas Bieber
28 Oct 1917Passenger steamerFinland (d.)12,222 U 93Helmut Gerlach
5 Feb 1917Passenger steamerArgyllshire (d.)12,097 UC 46Friedrich Moecke
23 Jul 1917Armed merchant cruiserOtway12,077 UC 49Karl Petri
7 Sep 1918Passenger steamerPersic (d.)12,045 UB 87Karl Petri
14 Mar 1917Passenger steamerOrsova (d.)12,036 UC 68Hans Degetau
14 Nov 1916Armed merchant cruiserBurdigala12,009 U 73Gustav Sieß
20 Mar 1917Hospital shipAsturias (d.)12,002 UC 66Herbert Pustkuchen
22 Sep 1914Armored cruiserHMS Aboukir12,000 U 9Otto Weddigen
22 Sep 1914Armored cruiserHMS Hogue12,000 U 9Otto Weddigen
22 Sep 1914Armored CruiserHMS Cressy12,000 U 9Otto Weddigen
12 Feb 1917Passenger steamerAfric11,999 UC 66Herbert Pustkuchen
25 May 1915BattleshipHMS Triumph11,985 U 21Otto Hersing
2 Sep 1915Passenger steamerSouthland (d.)11,899 UB 14Heino von Heimburg
4 Jun 1917Passenger steamerSouthland11,899 U 70Otto Wünsche
26 Jun 1917Passenger steamerHaverford (d.)11,635 U 94Alfred Saalwächter
26 Mar 1918SteamerVolturno11,495 UB 50Franz Becker
1 Jul 1917Passenger steamerDemerara (d.)11,484 U 84Walter Roehr
1 Mar 1917Passenger steamerDrina11,483 UC 65Otto Steinbrinck
29 Aug 1917SteamerMilazzo11,477 k.u.k. U14Georg Ritter von Trapp
27 Jun 1918Hospital shipLlandovery Castle11,423 U 86Helmut Patzig
22 Mar 1917SteamerRotorua11,140 UC 17Ralph Wenninger
18 Feb 1917Passenger steamerBerrima (d.)11,137 U 84Walter Roehr
25 Apr 1917TroopshipBallarat11,120 UB 32Max Viebeg
13 Aug 1915Passenger steamerRoyal Edward11,117 UB 14Heino von Heimburg
7 Apr 1918TankerCadillac (d.)11,106 U 53Hans Rose
27 Dec 1916BattleshipGaulois11,100 UB 47Wolfgang Steinbauer
26 Jul 1917MinelayerHMS Ariadne11,000 UC 65Otto Steinbrinck
15 Apr 1917TroopshipCameronia10,963 U 33Gustav Sieß
21 Dec 1915Passenger steamerYasaka Maru10,932 U 38Max Valentiner
4 Sep 1915Passenger steamerHesperian10,920 U 20Walther Schwieger
5 Jun 1916Armored cruiserHMS Hampshire10,850 U 75Curt Beitzen
20 Jun 1915Armored cruiserHMS Roxburgh (d.)10,850 U 38Max Valentiner
9 Apr 1917Passenger steamerNew York (d.)10,798 UC 65Otto Steinbrinck
21 Aug 1917Armed merchant cruiserVirginian (d.)10,757 U 102Ernst Killmann
18 May 1918SteamerHurunui10,644 U 94Martin Schwab
23 Jul 1918Armed merchant cruiserMarmora10,509 UB 64Otto von Schrader
20 Jan 1916Hospital shipKönig Albert (p.)10,484 k.u.k. U11
21 Aug 1917Passenger steamerDevonian10,435 U 53Hans Rose
17 Apr 1917Passenger steamerWinifredian (d.)10,422 UC 76Wilhelm Barten
27 Jun 1917SteamerUltonia10,402 U 53Hans Rose
26 Oct 1916SteamerRowanmore10,320 U 57Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg
4 Aug 1918TankerO. B. Jennings10,289 U 140Waldemar Kophamel
21 Aug 1915TankerSan Melito (d.)10,160 U 38Max Valentiner
20 Apr 1917TankerSan Hilario10,157 U 43Hellmuth Jürst
7 Jul 1915Armored cruiserAmalfi10,118 UB 14Heino von Heimburg
15 Oct 1917TankerSan Nazario (d.)10,064 U 53Hans Rose
26 Jun 1918SteamerRaranga (d.)10,040 UC 71Walter Warzecha
15 Mar 1918Passenger steamerAmazon10,037 U 110Carl Albrecht Kroll
103 ships over 10,000 tons hit by U-boats in WWI (74 sunk).1,448,729


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