Ship losses by month

May 1941

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 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Samsø1,494br
1 May 1941U-552Erich Topp Nerissa5,583brHX-121
2 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Capulet8,190brHX-121
3 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Wray Castle4,253br
3 May 1941U-95Gerd Schreiber Taranger4,873nw
4 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Japan5,230swOB-310
5 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Queen Maud4,976brOB-309
6 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Dunkwa4,752brOB-310
6 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Surat5,529br
6 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Oakdene4,255brOG-59
6 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Emanuel166fa
6 May 1941U-97Udo Heilmann HMS Camito (F 77)6,833br
6 May 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Sangro6,466it
7 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch Eastern Star5,658nwOB-318
7 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch Ixion10,263brOB-318
8 May 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Ramillies4,553brOB-317
9 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze City of Winchester7,120brOB-313
9 May 1941U-110Fritz-Julius Lemp Bengore Head2,609brOB-318
9 May 1941U-110Fritz-Julius Lemp Esmond4,976brOB-318
9 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Empire Cloud (d.)5,969brOB-318
9 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Gregalia5,802brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Aelybryn (d.)4,986brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Empire Caribou4,861brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Gand5,086beOB-318
11 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze City of Shanghai5,828brOB-313
13 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Benvrackie6,434brOB-312
13 May 1941U-111Wilhelm Kleinschmidt Somersby5,170brSC-30
13 May 1941U-98Robert Gysae HMS Salopian (F 94)10,549brSC-30
15 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Benvenue5,920brOB-314
15 May 1941U-43Wolfgang Lüth Notre Dame du Châtelet488fr
16 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Rodney Star11,803br
17 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Marisa8,029nl
18 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Piako8,286br
19 May 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Empire Ridge2,922brHG-61
20 May 1941U-109Hans-Georg Fischer Harpagus5,173brHX-126
20 May 1941U-111Wilhelm Kleinschmidt San Felix (d.)13,037brOB-322
20 May 1941U-138Franz Gramitzky Javanese Prince8,593br
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth British Security8,470brHX-126
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Cockaponset5,995brHX-126
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Darlington Court4,974brHX-126
20 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch John P. Pedersen6,128nwHX-126
20 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch Norman Monarch4,718brHX-126
20 May 1941U-98Robert Gysae Rothermere5,356brHX-126
21 May 1941U-69Jost Metzler Robin Moor4,999am
21 May 1941U-69Jost Metzler Tewkesbury4,601br
21 May 1941U-93Claus Korth Elusa6,235nlHX-126
21 May 1941U-98Robert Gysae Marconi7,402brOB-322
22 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze British Grenadier6,857br
22 May 1941U-111Wilhelm Kleinschmidt Barnby4,813brHX-126
23 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Berhala6,622nlOB-318
24 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Marionga4,236grOB-317
24 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Vulcain4,362brOB-317
25 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Radames3,575ag
25 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Wangi Wangi7,789nl
27 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Colonial5,108brOB-318
28 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Papalemos3,748gr
29 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Tabaristan6,251br
29 May 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen Empire Storm7,290brHX-128
30 May 1941U-106Jürgen Oesten Silveryew6,373br
30 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Empire Protector6,181br
31 May 1941U-106Jürgen Oesten Clan Macdougall6,843br
31 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Sire5,664brOB-320
31 May 1941U-147Eberhard Wetjen Gravelines (t.)2,491brHX-127
31 May 1941U-204Walter Kell Holmsteinn16is
31 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Rinda6,029nw
31 May 1941U-69Jost Metzler Sangara (t.)5,445br

63 ships sunk (351,294 tons) and 3 ships damaged (23,992 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during May 1941

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