Ship losses by month

May 1940

This is the full listing of all ships hit during May 1940. 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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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

This map shows where Allied ships were hit during May 1940

This map shows 17 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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