Ship losses by month

January 1940

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 Jan 1940U-58Herbert Kuppisch Lars Magnus Trozelli1,951sw
3 Jan 1940U-58Herbert Kuppisch Svartön2,475swHN-6
6 Jan 1940U-13Heinz Scheringer City of Marseilles (d.) [Mine]8,317br
9 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Manx1,343nw
11 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Fredville1,150nw
11 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp El Oso [Mine]7,267brHX-14B
12 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Danmark (t.)10,517da
13 Jan 1940U-20Karl-Heinz Moehle Sylvia1,524sw
15 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Arendskerk7,906nl
15 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Fagerheim1,590nw
16 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Gracia (d.) [Mine]5,642brOB-72
16 Jan 1940U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Inverdargle [Mine]9,456br
16 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Panachrandos4,661gr
17 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Enid1,140nw
17 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Polzella4,751br
17 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Cairnross [Mine]5,494brOB-74
18 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Pajala6,873sw
18 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Canadian Reefer1,831da
18 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Foxen1,304sw
18 Jan 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Flandria1,179sw
19 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Telnes1,694nw
19 Jan 1940U-59Harald Jürst Quiberon1,296fr
19 Jan 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Patria1,188sw
20 Jan 1940U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Caroni River [Mine]7,807br
20 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Ekatontarchos Dracoulis5,329gr
20 Jan 1940U-57Claus Korth Miranda1,328nw
21 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch Ferryhill [Mine]1,086br
21 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch HMS Exmouth (H 02)1,475br
21 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch Tekla1,469da
21 Jan 1940U-28Günter Kuhnke Protesilaus (t.) [Mine]9,577br
21 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Andalusia1,357sw
22 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Songa2,589nw
22 Jan 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Gothia1,640sw
22 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Segovia1,387nw
22 Jan 1940U-61Jürgen Oesten Sydfold2,434nw
23 Jan 1940U-18Ernst Mengersen Bisp1,000nw
23 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Baltanglia1,523br
23 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Pluto1,598nw
23 Jan 1940U-56Wilhelm Zahn Onto [Mine]1,333fi
24 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Varild1,085nw
24 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Alsacien3,819fr56-KS
25 Jan 1940U-14Herbert Wohlfarth Biarritz1,752nw
25 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Everene4,434le
25 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Gudveig1,300nw
25 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Tourny2,769fr56-KS
26 Jan 1940U-57Claus Korth HMS Durham Castle [Mine]8,240br
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt England2,319da
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Faro (t.)844nw
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Fredensborg2,094da
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Hosanger1,591nw
28 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch Eston [Mine]1,487brFN-81
28 Jan 1940U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Eleni Stathatou5,625gr
28 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Flora2,980gr
29 Jan 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Eika1,503nw
30 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Keramiai5,085grOA-80G
30 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Vaclite5,026brOA-80G
31 Jan 1940U-13Max-Martin Schulte Start1,168nw
31 Jan 1940U-21Wolf-Harro Stiebler Vidar1,353da

56 ships sunk (173,996 tons) and 2 ships damaged (13,959 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during January 1940

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