Ship losses by month

October 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 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Highland Patriot14,172br
2 Oct 1940U-32Hans Jenisch Kayeson4,606br
6 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Nina Borthen6,123nwOB-222
6 Oct 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Benlawers5,943brOB-221
6 Oct 1940U-37Victor Oehrn British General6,989brOA-222
7 Oct 1940U-59Joachim Matz Touraine5,811nwOB-225
8 Oct 1940U-58Heinrich Schonder Confield4,956brHX-76
9 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Delphin3,816grSC-6
9 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Graigwen (d.)3,697brSC-6
9 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Zannes Gounaris4,407grSC-6
10 Oct 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Graigwen3,697brSC-6
11 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Brandanger4,624nwHX-77
11 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Port Gisborne8,390brHX-77
12 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Saint-Malô5,779caHX-77
12 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Davanger7,102nwHX-77
12 Oct 1940U-59Joachim Matz Pacific Ranger6,865brHX-77
13 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Nora1,186es
13 Oct 1940U-37Victor Oehrn Stangrant5,804brHX-77
14 Oct 1940U-137Herbert Wohlfarth HMS Cheshire (F 18) (d.)10,552br
15 Oct 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Thistlegarth4,747brOA-228
15 Oct 1940U-138Wolfgang Lüth Bonheur5,327brOB-228
15 Oct 1940U-138Wolfgang Lüth British Glory (d.)6,993brOB-228
15 Oct 1940U-93Claus Korth Hurunui9,331brOA-228
16 Oct 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Trevisa1,813caSC-7
17 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Aenos3,554grSC-7
17 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Languedoc9,512brSC-7
17 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Scoresby3,843brSC-7
17 Oct 1940U-93Claus Korth Dokka1,168nwOB-228
17 Oct 1940U-93Claus Korth Uskbridge2,715brOB-228
18 Oct 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Boekelo (d.)2,118nlSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Shekatika (d.)5,458brSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Blairspey (d.)4,155brSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Creekirk3,917brSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Carsbreck (d.)3,670brSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Beatus4,885brSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Convallaria1,996swSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Gunborg1,572swSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Sandsend3,612brOB-228
18 Oct 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Empire Miniver6,055brSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Fiscus4,815brSC-7
18 Oct 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Niritos3,854grSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Blairspey (d.)4,155brSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Assyrian2,962brSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-101Fritz Frauenheim Soesterberg1,904nlSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Boekelo2,118nlSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Clintonia3,106brSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Sedgepool5,556brSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-123Karl-Heinz Moehle Shekatika5,458brSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Bilderdijk6,856nlHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Matheran7,653brHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Ruperra4,548brHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Shirak (d.)6,023brHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Uganda4,966brHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Wandby4,947brHX-79
19 Oct 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Clintonia (d.)3,106brSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Empire Brigade5,154brSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Snefjeld1,643nwSC-7
19 Oct 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Thalia5,875grSC-7
20 Oct 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Caprella8,230brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Loch Lomond5,452brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Sitala6,218brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Cubano5,810nwOB-229
20 Oct 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Sulaco5,389brOB-229
20 Oct 1940U-46Engelbert Endrass Janus9,965swHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Athelmonarch (d.)8,995brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien La Estancia5,185brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-47Günther Prien Whitford Point5,026brHX-79
20 Oct 1940U-48Heinrich Bleichrodt Shirak6,023brHX-79
26 Oct 1940U-28Günter Kuhnke Matina (d.)5,389br
28 Oct 1940U-32Hans Jenisch Empress of Britain42,348br
29 Oct 1940U-31Wilfried Prellberg Matina5,389br
31 Oct 1940U-124Georg-Wilhelm Schulz Rutland1,437brHX-82

60 ships sunk (342,204 tons) and 12 ships damaged (64,311 tons).

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