Ship losses by month

October 1941

This is the full listing of all ships hit during October 1941. 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 1941U-94Otto Ites San Florentino12,842brON-19
2 Oct 1941U-431Wilhelm Dommes Hatasu3,198brON-19
2 Oct 1941U-562Horst Hamm Empire Wave7,463brON-19
2 Oct 1941U-575Günther Heydemann Tuva4,652nlON-19A
7 Oct 1941U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Svend Foyn (d.)14,795brHX-152
10 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer HMS LCT-102 [Trans.]450brOS-7
10 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer Nailsea Manor4,926brOS-7
10 Oct 1941U-331Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen HMS TLC-18 (A 18) (d.)372br
12 Oct 1941U-75Helmuth Ringelmann HMS TLC-2 (A 2)372br
12 Oct 1941U-75Helmuth Ringelmann HMS TLC-7 (A 7)372br
12 Oct 1941U-83Hans-Werner Kraus Corte Real2,044pt
14 Oct 1941U-204Walter Kell Aingeru Guardakoa97sp
14 Oct 1941U-206Herbert Opitz HMS Fleur de Lys (K 122)925brOG-75
15 Oct 1941U-553Karl Thurmann Ila1,583nwSC-48
15 Oct 1941U-553Karl Thurmann Silvercedar4,354brSC-48
15 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Vancouver Island9,472ca
16 Oct 1941U-568Joachim Preuss Empire Heron6,023brSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Barfonn9,739nwSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Bold Venture3,222paSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Evros5,283grSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-553Karl Thurmann HMS Gladiolus (K 34)925brSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Erviken6,595nwSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech Rym1,369nwSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-558Günther Krech W.C. Teagle9,552brSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-568Joachim Preuss USS Kearny (DD 432) (d.)1,630amSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Pass of Balmaha758brCultivate
17 Oct 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Samos1,208grCultivate
18 Oct 1941U-101Ernst Mengersen HMS Broadwater (H 81)1,190brSC-48
18 Oct 1941U-132Ernst Vogelsang Argun3,487sj
18 Oct 1941U-132Ernst Vogelsang SKR-11 (No 70)557sj
19 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer Lehigh4,983am
19 Oct 1941U-204Walter Kell Inverlee9,158br
19 Oct 1941U-206Herbert Opitz Baron Kelvin3,081br
20 Oct 1941U-126Ernst Bauer British Mariner (t.)6,996br
21 Oct 1941U-123Reinhard Hardegen HMS Aurania (F 28) (d.)13,984brSL-89
21 Oct 1941U-79Wolfgang Kaufmann HMS Gnat (T 60) (t.)625br
21 Oct 1941U-82Siegfried Rollmann Serbino4,099brSL-89
21 Oct 1941U-82Siegfried Rollmann Treverbyn5,281brSL-89
22 Oct 1941U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Darkdale8,145br
24 Oct 1941U-563Klaus Heinrich Bargsten HMS Cossack (G 03)1,870brHG-75
24 Oct 1941U-564Reinhard Suhren Alhama1,352brHG-75
24 Oct 1941U-564Reinhard Suhren Ariosto2,176brHG-75
24 Oct 1941U-564Reinhard Suhren Carsbreck3,670brHG-75
26 Oct 1941U-83Hans-Werner Kraus HMS Ariguani (F 105) (d.)6,746brHG-75
28 Oct 1941U-106Hermann Rasch King Malcolm5,120brSC-50
28 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Ulea1,574brHG-75
28 Oct 1941U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Hazelside5,297br
30 Oct 1941U-106Hermann Rasch USS Salinas (AO 19) (d.)8,246amON-28
31 Oct 1941U-374Unno von Fischel Rose Schiaffino3,349br
31 Oct 1941U-552Erich Topp USS Reuben James (DD 245)1,190amHX-156
31 Oct 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Bennekom5,998nlOS-10

45 ships sunk (176,622 tons) and 6 ships damaged (45,773 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

This map shows where Allied ships were hit during October 1941

This map shows 51 positions of Allied ships hit by U-boats. You can click on any of the icons for more information on the ship involved.

The map is clickable and zoom-able (with the mouse-wheel).

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