Ship losses by month

August 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 Aug 1940U-34Wilhelm Rollmann HMS Spearfish (N 69)670br
1 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz Sigyn1,981sw
2 Aug 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Alexia (d.)8,016brOB-191
2 Aug 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Lucerna (d.)6,556brOB-191
2 Aug 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Strinda (d.)10,973nwOB-191
3 Aug 1940U-57Erich Topp Atos2,161sw
3 Aug 1940UAHans Cohausz Rad4,201yu
4 Aug 1940U-52Otto Salman Geraldine Mary7,244brHX-60
4 Aug 1940U-52Otto Salman Gogovale4,586brHX-60
4 Aug 1940U-52Otto Salman King Alfred5,272brHX-60
4 Aug 1940U-58Heinrich Schonder Pindos4,360grSL-40
5 Aug 1940U-56Otto Harms Boma5,408brOB-193
7 Aug 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Mohamed Ali El-Kebir7,527br
8 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Upwey Grange9,130br
9 Aug 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Canton5,779sw
10 Aug 1940U-56Otto Harms HMS Transylvania (F 56)16,923br
11 Aug 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Llanfair4,966brSL-41
13 Aug 1940U-60Adalbert Schnee Nils Gorthon1,787swHX-62
14 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz Betty2,339br
15 Aug 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Sylvafield5,709brHX-62
15 Aug 1940UAHans Cohausz Aspasia4,211gr
16 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Empire Merchant4,864br
16 Aug 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Clan Macphee6,628brOB-197
16 Aug 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Alcinous (d.)6,189nlOB-197
16 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Hedrun2,325swOB-197
19 Aug 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Ampleforth4,576brOA-199
19 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Ville de Gand7,590be
19 Aug 1940UAHans Cohausz Kelet4,295un
20 Aug 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Leonidas M. Valmas (t.)2,080gr
20 Aug 1940UAHans Cohausz Tuira4,397paOB-198
23 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Keret1,718nwOA-200
23 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Severn Leigh5,242brOA-200
24 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Brookwood5,100brOA-200
24 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn HMS Penzance (L 28)1,025brSC-1
24 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing La Brea6,665brHX-65
24 Aug 1940U-57Erich Topp Cumberland10,939brOB-202
24 Aug 1940U-57Erich Topp Havildar (d.)5,407brOB-202
24 Aug 1940U-57Erich Topp Saint Dunstan5,681brOB-202
25 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Jamaica Pioneer5,471br
25 Aug 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Fircrest5,394brHX-65A
25 Aug 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Harpalyce5,169brHX-65A
25 Aug 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Stakesby (d.)3,900brHX-65A
25 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Blairmore4,141brSC-1
25 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Yewcrest3,774brOB-201
25 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Athelcrest6,825brHX-65A
25 Aug 1940U-48Hans Rudolf Rösing Empire Merlin5,763brHX-65A
25 Aug 1940U-57Erich Topp Pecten7,468brHX-65B
27 Aug 1940U-28Günter Kuhnke Eva1,599nwSC-1
27 Aug 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Theodoros T.3,409gr
27 Aug 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass HMS Dunvegan Castle15,007brSL-43
28 Aug 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Elle3,868fiSC-1
28 Aug 1940U-28Günter Kuhnke Kyno3,946brHX-66
29 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Alida Gorthon2,373swOA-204
29 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Astra II2,393brOA-204
29 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Dalblair4,608brOA-204
29 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Empire Moose6,103brOA-204
29 Aug 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Hartismere (d.)5,498brOA-204
30 Aug 1940U-32Hans Jenisch Chelsea4,804brHX-66A
30 Aug 1940U-32Hans Jenisch Mill Hill4,318brHX-66A
30 Aug 1940U-32Hans Jenisch Norne3,971nwHX-66A
30 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz Anadara (d.)8,009brOB-205
30 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz San Gabriel (t.)4,943grOB-205
31 Aug 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Har Zion2,508brOB-205
31 Aug 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Ville de Hasselt7,461be
31 Aug 1940U-59Joachim Matz Bibury4,616brOB-205
31 Aug 1940U-60Adalbert Schnee Volendam (d.)15,434nlOB-205

57 ships sunk (287,311 tons) and 9 ships damaged (69,982 tons).

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