Ship losses by month

September 1939

This is the full listing of all ships hit during . You can click on any of the links for further information on either ship, U-boat, commander or convoy.

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Sep 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Athenia13,581br
5 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Bosnia2,407br
5 Sep 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Royal Sceptre4,853br
6 Sep 1939U-38Heinrich Liebe Manaar7,242br
6 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Rio Claro4,086br
7 Sep 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Olivegrove4,060br
7 Sep 1939U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Pukkastan5,809br
7 Sep 1939U-47Günther Prien Gartavon1,777br
8 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart Regent Tiger10,176br
8 Sep 1939U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Kennebec5,548br
8 Sep 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Winkleigh5,055br
10 Sep 1939U-13Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain Magdapur [Mine]8,641br
10 Sep 1939U-15Heinz Buchholz Goodwood [Mine]2,796br
11 Sep 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Blairlogie4,425br
11 Sep 1939U-38Heinrich Liebe Inverliffey9,456br
11 Sep 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Firby4,869br
13 Sep 1939U-27Johannes Franz Davara291br
13 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart Neptunia798br
14 Sep 1939U-17Heinz von Reiche Hawarden Castle [Mine]210br
14 Sep 1939U-28Günter Kuhnke Vancouver City4,955br
14 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart British Influence8,431br
14 Sep 1939U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Fanad Head5,200br
15 Sep 1939U-26Klaus Ewerth Alex van Opstal [Mine]5,965be
15 Sep 1939U-36Wilhelm Fröhlich Truro974br
15 Sep 1939U-53Ernst-Günter Heinicke Cheyenne8,825br
16 Sep 1939U-13Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain City of Paris (d.) [Mine]10,902br
16 Sep 1939U-27Johannes Franz Rudyard Kipling333br
16 Sep 1939U-31Johannes Habekost Aviemore4,060br
16 Sep 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Arkleside1,567br
16 Sep 1939U-41Gustav-Adolf Mugler Suomen Poika (c.)1,099fi
16 Sep 1939U-41Gustav-Adolf Mugler Vega (c.)974fi
17 Sep 1939U-29Otto Schuhart HMS Courageous (50)22,500br
17 Sep 1939U-53Ernst-Günter Heinicke Kafiristan5,193br
18 Sep 1939U-32Paul Büchel Kensington Court4,863br
18 Sep 1939U-35Werner Lott Arlita326br
18 Sep 1939U-35Werner Lott Lord Minto295br
21 Sep 1939U-35Werner Lott Teakwood (d.)6,014brOA-7
22 Sep 1939U-4Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Martti-Ragnar2,262fi
22 Sep 1939U-7Werner Heidel Akenside2,694br
23 Sep 1939U-4Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Walma1,361fi
24 Sep 1939U-13Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain Phryné [Mine]2,660fr
24 Sep 1939U-31Johannes Habekost Hazelside4,646br
24 Sep 1939U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Caldew287br
24 Sep 1939U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Hanonia (c.)1,781es
24 Sep 1939U-4Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Gertrud Bratt1,510sw
25 Sep 1939U-36Wilhelm Fröhlich Silesia1,839sw
27 Sep 1939U-36Wilhelm Fröhlich Algeria (c.)1,617sw
28 Sep 1939U-16Hannes Weingaertner Nyland3,378sw
28 Sep 1939U-32Paul Büchel Jern875nw
29 Sep 1939U-7Werner Heidel Takstaas (t.)1,830nw
30 Sep 1939U-3Joachim Schepke Gun1,198sw
30 Sep 1939U-3Joachim Schepke Vendia1,150da

50 ships sunk (200,728 tons) and 2 ships damaged (16,916 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(c.) means the ship was captured (included in ships & tonnage lost).
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

This map shows where Allied ships were hit during September 1939

This map shows positions of Allied ships hit by U-boats. You can click on any of the icons for more information on the ship involved.

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