Ship losses by month

January 1942

This is the full listing of all ships hit during January 1942. 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
2 Jan 1942U-134Rudolf Schendel Waziristan5,135brPQ-7A
6 Jan 1942U-701Horst Degen Baron Erskine3,657brSC-62
10 Jan 1942U-584Joachim Deecke M-175206sj
12 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Cyclops9,076br
12 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Yngaren5,246swHX-168
12 Jan 1942U-77Heinrich Schonder HMS Kimberley (F 50) (d.)1,690br
13 Jan 1942U-130Ernst Kals Friar Rock5,427paSC-64
13 Jan 1942U-130Ernst Kals Frisco1,582nw
14 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Norness9,577pa
14 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Chepo5,707paON-55
14 Jan 1942U-43Wolfgang Lüth Empire Surf6,641brON-55
15 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Coimbra6,768br
15 Jan 1942U-203Rolf Mützelburg Catalina632pt
15 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Dayrose4,113br
15 Jan 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Diala (d.)8,106brON-52
16 Jan 1942U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner Llangibby Castle (d.)11,951brWS-15
16 Jan 1942U-86Walter Schug Toorak (d.)8,627brON-52
17 Jan 1942U-133Hermann Hesse HMS Gurkha (G 63)1,920brMW-8B
17 Jan 1942U-203Rolf Mützelburg Octavian1,345nw
17 Jan 1942U-454Burckhard Hackländer Harmatris (d.)5,395brPQ-8
17 Jan 1942U-454Burckhard Hackländer HMS Matabele (G 26)1,870brPQ-8
17 Jan 1942U-454Burckhard Hackländer RT-68 Enisej557sj
17 Jan 1942U-87Joachim Berger Nyholt8,087nwON-52
18 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Frances Salman2,609am
18 Jan 1942U-66Richard Zapp Allan Jackson6,635am
18 Jan 1942U-86Walter Schug Dimitrios G. Thermiotis4,271grSC-63
19 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Ciltvaira3,779le
19 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen City of Atlanta5,269am
19 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Malay (d.)8,206am
19 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Norvana2,677am
19 Jan 1942U-581Werner Pfeifer HMS Rosemonde364br
19 Jan 1942U-66Richard Zapp Lady Hawkins7,988ca
20 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Maro3,838grON-53
21 Jan 1942U-130Ernst Kals Alexandra Høegh8,248nw
21 Jan 1942U-203Rolf Mützelburg North Gaspe (d.)888ca
21 Jan 1942U-754Hans Oestermann Belize2,153nw
22 Jan 1942U-135Friedrich-Hermann Praetorius Gandia9,626beON-56
22 Jan 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Vassilios A. Polemis3,429grON-53
22 Jan 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Innerøy8,260nw
22 Jan 1942U-588Victor Vogel Caledonian Monarch5,851brSC-63
22 Jan 1942U-66Richard Zapp Olympic5,335pa
22 Jan 1942U-754Hans Oestermann William Hansen1,344nw
22 Jan 1942U-82Siegfried Rollmann Athelcrown11,999brON-56
23 Jan 1942U-109Heinrich Bleichrodt Thirlby4,887brSC-66
23 Jan 1942U-82Siegfried Rollmann Leiesten6,118nwON-56
24 Jan 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Empire Wildebeeste5,631brON-53
24 Jan 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Ringstad4,765nwON-55
24 Jan 1942U-66Richard Zapp Empire Gem8,139br
24 Jan 1942U-66Richard Zapp Venore8,017am
25 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Culebra3,044brON-53
25 Jan 1942U-130Ernst Kals Varanger9,305nw
25 Jan 1942U-754Hans Oestermann Mount Kitheron3,876grON-55
26 Jan 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Traveller3,963br
26 Jan 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers West Ivis5,666am
26 Jan 1942U-582Werner Schulte Refast5,189brON-56
27 Jan 1942U-123Reinhard Hardegen Pan Norway9,231nwON-56
27 Jan 1942U-130Ernst Kals Francis E. Powell7,096am
27 Jan 1942U-130Ernst Kals Halo (d.)6,986am
27 Jan 1942U-754Hans Oestermann Icarion4,013grON-53
29 Jan 1942U-132Ernst Vogelsang USCGC Alexander Hamilton (WPG 34)2,216amHX-170
29 Jan 1942U-431Wilhelm Dommes HMS Sotra313brTA-21
30 Jan 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Rochester6,836am
31 Jan 1942U-105Heinrich Schuch HMS Culver (Y 87)1,546brSL-98
31 Jan 1942U-107Harald Gelhaus San Arcadio7,419br
31 Jan 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Spreewald5,083dt
31 Jan 1942U-82Siegfried Rollmann HMS Belmont (H 46)1,190brNA-2
 336,613

58 ships sunk (284,764 tons) and 8 ships damaged (51,849 tons).

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