Ship losses by month

October 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
1 Oct 1939U-35Werner Lott Suzon2,239be
3 Oct 1939U-35Werner Lott Diamantis4,990gr
4 Oct 1939U-23Otto Kretschmer Glen Farg876br
5 Oct 1939U-32Paul Büchel Marwarri (d.) [Mine]8,063br
6 Oct 1939U-32Paul Büchel Lochgoil (d.) [Mine]9,462br
7 Oct 1939U-26Klaus Ewerth Binnendijk [Mine]6,873nl
8 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Vistula1,018sw
12 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Aris4,810gr
12 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Emile Miguet14,115frKJ-2
13 Oct 1939U-42Rolf Dau Stonepool (d.)4,803brOB-17
13 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Heronspool5,202brOB-17
13 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Louisiane6,903frOA-17
14 Oct 1939U-45Alexander Gelhaar Bretagne10,108frKJF-3
14 Oct 1939U-45Alexander Gelhaar Lochavon9,205brKJF-3
14 Oct 1939U-47Günther Prien HMS Royal Oak (08)29,150br
14 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Sneaton3,677br
15 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Vermont5,186fr
17 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Yorkshire10,183brHG-3
17 Oct 1939U-46Herbert Sohler City of Mandalay7,028brHG-3
17 Oct 1939U-48Herbert Schultze Clan Chisholm7,256brHG-3
20 Oct 1939U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Gustaf Adolf926sw
20 Oct 1939U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Sea Venture2,327br
21 Oct 1939U-15Heinz Buchholz Orsa [Mine]1,478br
21 Oct 1939U-19Hans Meckel Capitaine Edmond Laborie [Mine]3,087fr
21 Oct 1939U-19Hans Meckel Deodata [Mine]3,295nw
24 Oct 1939U-19Hans Meckel Konstantinos Hadjipateras [Mine]5,962gr
24 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Ledbury3,528br
24 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Menin Ridge2,474br
24 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Tafna4,413br
27 Oct 1939U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Bronte5,317brOB-25
28 Oct 1939U-59Harald Jürst Lynx II250br
28 Oct 1939U-59Harald Jürst St. Nidan565br
29 Oct 1939U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Malabar7,976brHX-5A
30 Oct 1939U-13Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain Cairnmona4,666brHX-5
30 Oct 1939U-37Werner Hartmann Thrasyvoulos3,693gr
30 Oct 1939U-59Harald Jürst HMS Northern Rover (4.58)655br
31 Oct 1939U-25Viktor Schütze Baoulé5,874fr20-K

34 ships sunk (185,305 tons) and 3 ships damaged (22,328 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during October 1939

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