Ship losses by month

May 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
4 May 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth San Tiburcio [Mine]5,995br
9 May 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Doris (Q 135)552fr
11 May 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Tringa1,930br
11 May 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Viiu1,908es
19 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Erik Frisell5,066sw
22 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Dunster Grange (d.)9,494br
23 May 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Sigurd Faulbaum3,256be
24 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Kyma3,994gr
27 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Sheaf Mead5,008br
27 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Uruguay3,425ar
28 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Brazza10,387fr60-XF
28 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Julien116fr
29 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Marie José2,477fr
29 May 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Telena7,406br
29 May 1940U-62Hans-Bernhard Michalowski HMS Grafton (H 89)1,350br
30 May 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Stanhall4,831br
31 May 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Orangemoor5,775brHG-31F

16 ships sunk (63,476 tons) and 1 ship damaged (9,494 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during May 1940

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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