Ship losses by month

December 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 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Appalachee8,826brHX-90
1 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Loch Ranza (d.)4,958brHX-90
1 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Palmella1,578brOG-46
2 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Kavak2,782brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Lady Glanely5,497brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Gwalia1,258swOG-46
2 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Jeanne M.2,465brOG-46
2 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Pacific President7,113brOB-251
2 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Victor Ross12,247brOB-251
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Conch (d.)8,376brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Dunsley (d.)3,862brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Ville d’Arlon7,555beHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-52Otto Salman Goodleigh5,448brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-52Otto Salman Tasso1,586brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-94Herbert Kuppisch Stirlingshire6,022brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-94Herbert Kuppisch Wilhelmina6,725brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-95Gerd Schreiber Conch (d.)8,376brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer HMS Forfar (F 30)16,402brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Samnanger4,276nwOB-251
3 Dec 1940U-140Hans-Peter Hinsch Victoria City4,739brHX-90
3 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Conch8,376brHX-90
4 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Daphne1,513swOG-46
6 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Skrim1,902nwOB-252
7 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Farmsum5,237nlOB-252
8 Dec 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Calabria9,515brSLS-56
8 Dec 1940U-140Hans-Peter Hinsch Ashcrest5,652brSC-13
8 Dec 1940U-140Hans-Peter Hinsch Penang2,019fi
9 Dec 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Empire Jaguar5,186brOB-252
11 Dec 1940U-94Herbert Kuppisch Empire Statesman5,306brSLS-56
11 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Rotorua10,890brHX-92
11 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Towa5,419nlHX-92
12 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Macedonier5,227beHX-92
12 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Stureholm4,575swHX-92
13 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Orari (d.)10,350br
14 Dec 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Euphorbia3,380brOB-256
14 Dec 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Kyleglen3,670brOB-256
14 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Empire Razorbill (d.)5,118brOB-257
14 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Western Prince10,926br
16 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen San Carlos223sp
18 Dec 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Napier Star10,116br
18 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Pendrecht (d.)10,746nlOB-259
19 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Rhône2,785fr
19 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Sfax (Q 182)1,379fr
21 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Charles Pratt8,982pa
24 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Premier5,872brSLS-60
26 Dec 1940U-95Gerd Schreiber Waiotira (d.)12,823br
27 Dec 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Waiotira12,823br
27 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Risanger5,455nw
31 Dec 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Valparaiso3,760swHX-97
31 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Zeal (d.)8,532brOB-260

41 ships sunk (234,707 tons) and 9 ships damaged (73,141 tons).

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