Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Search for merchant and warships hit by U-boats during WWII
Ship name Like "Ark Royal"
U-boat Like "99"
Convoy Like "SC-7"
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Ship losses by month

New! See shipping losses during each month of the war. Then view each ship for full details. Includes a map showing positions of all ships hit during each month.

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The motor merchant Cedarbank, hit by U-26 (Heinz Scheringer) on 21 Apr 1940.

Information on this section:

Number of incidents: 3,474
Number of vessels: 3,304

Recent updates

This database in always in very heavy maintenance and this page shows the latest updates on allied ships hit.

Ships removed from database

We've removed over 45 ships from the database as a part of our constant revision of the data and later reaearch. We wanted to continue to list them someplace though.

Allied Warship lost to U-boats

See a list of all the Allied Warships hit by German U-boats during WWII.

All Allied Warship losses

See a list of all the Allied Warships hit during WWII.

All convoys attacked

There were over 650 Allied convoys hit by German U-boats during World War Two.

Merchant ships by class

Now you can browse the ships hit by their class, for example all Liberty-class ships.

Sources and thanks
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5 nations hit the hardest

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Note: All times in this database are given in MEZ/CET (Mitteleuropäische Zeit / Central European Time), respectively in MESZ/CEST (Mitteleuropäischer Sommerzeit/Central European Summer Time). Therefore the dates and times can differ from other (mostly Allied) sources, especially when ships were hit in distant areas.

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