Ship losses by month

May 1942

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 1942U-109Heinrich Bleichrodt La Paz (d.)6,548br
1 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg Parnahyba6,692bz
1 May 1942U-589Hans-Joachim Horrer Tsiolkovskij (d.)2,847sjQP-11
1 May 1942U-69Ulrich Gräf James E. Newsom671ca
1 May 1942U-752Karl-Ernst Schroeter Bidevind4,956nw
2 May 1942U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner USS Cythera (PY 26)602am
2 May 1942U-66Richard Zapp Sandar7,624nw
3 May 1942U-109Heinrich Bleichrodt Laertes5,825nl
3 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers San Rafael1,973do
3 May 1942U-251Heinrich Timm Jutland6,153brPQ-15
3 May 1942U-455Hans-Heinrich Giessler British Workman6,994brON-89
3 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Sama567ni
3 May 1942U-564Reinhard Suhren Ocean Venus7,174br
3 May 1942U-66Richard Zapp Geo. W. McKnight (d.)12,502brON-87
4 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers Tuscaloosa City5,687am
4 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg Eastern Sword3,785am
4 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg Florence M. Douglas119br
4 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Norlindo2,686am
4 May 1942U-564Reinhard Suhren Eclipse (d.)9,767brON-87
5 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Stanbank5,966br
5 May 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Lady Drake7,985ca
5 May 1942U-108Klaus Scholtz Afoundria5,010am
5 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Joseph M. Cudahy6,950am
5 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Munger T. Ball5,104am
5 May 1942U-564Reinhard Suhren Delisle (d.)3,478am
6 May 1942U-108Klaus Scholtz Abgara4,422le
6 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers Empire Buffalo6,404br
6 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers Green Island1,946am
6 May 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Amazone1,294nl
6 May 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Halsey7,088am
6 May 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Java Arrow (d.)8,327am
6 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Alcoa Puritan6,759am
7 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg Frank Seamans4,271nw
7 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Ontario3,099ho
8 May 1942U-136Heinrich Zimmermann Mildred Pauline300ca
8 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Torny2,424nw
8 May 1942U-564Reinhard Suhren Ohioan6,078am
9 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers Calgarolite11,941ca
9 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg Mont Louis1,905ca
9 May 1942U-564Reinhard Suhren Lubrafol7,138pa
9 May 1942U-588Victor Vogel Greylock (d.)7,460am
10 May 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer Clan Skene5,214br
10 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Aurora (d.)7,050am
10 May 1942U-588Victor Vogel Kitty´s Brook4,031br
11 May 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Cape of Good Hope4,963br
12 May 1942U-124Johann Mohr Cristales5,389brONS-92
12 May 1942U-124Johann Mohr Empire Dell7,065brONS-92
12 May 1942U-124Johann Mohr Llanover4,959brONS-92
12 May 1942U-124Johann Mohr Mount Parnes4,371grONS-92
12 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Virginia10,731am
12 May 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Leto4,712nl
12 May 1942U-553Karl Thurmann Nicoya5,364br
12 May 1942U-558Günther Krech HMS Bedfordshire (FY 141)913br
12 May 1942U-69Ulrich Gräf Lise6,826nw
12 May 1942U-94Otto Ites Cocle5,630paONS-92
13 May 1942U-128Ulrich Heyse Denpark3,491brSL-109
13 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein City of Melbourne6,630br
13 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Koenjit4,551nl
13 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg Esso Houston7,699am
13 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Gulfpenn8,862am
13 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Gulfprince (d.)6,561am
13 May 1942U-69Ulrich Gräf Norlantic2,606am
13 May 1942U-94Otto Ites Batna4,399brONS-92
13 May 1942U-94Otto Ites Tolken4,471swONS-92
14 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers Comayagua2,493ho
14 May 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Brabant2,483be
14 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg British Colony6,917br
14 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann David McKelvy (t.)6,821am
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Fred (d.) [Mine]4,043gr
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Hav (t.) [Mine]5,062nw
14 May 1942U-561Robert Bartels Mount Olympus [Mine]6,692gr
14 May 1942U-564Reinhard Suhren Potrero del Llano4,000me
14 May 1942U-593Gerd Kelbling Stavros (d.)4,853gr
15 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Kupa4,382yu
15 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Siljestad4,301nw
16 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Sun (d.)9,002am
16 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann William C. McTarnahan (d.)7,306am
16 May 1942U-507Harro Schacht Amapala4,148ho
16 May 1942U-751Gerhard Bigalk Nicarao1,445am
17 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Ruth Lykes2,612am
17 May 1942U-135Friedrich-Hermann Praetorius Fort Qu´Appelle7,127br
17 May 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Challenger7,667am
17 May 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening San Victorio8,136br
17 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Barrdale5,072br
17 May 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Foam324am
17 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Gulfoil5,189am
17 May 1942U-588Victor Vogel Skottland2,117nw
17 May 1942U-653Gerhard Feiler Peisander6,225br
18 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers Mercury Sun8,893am
18 May 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers William J. Salman2,616am
18 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Quaker City4,961am
18 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein San Eliseo (d.)8,042br
18 May 1942U-162Jürgen Wattenberg Beth6,852nw
18 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Fauna1,254nl
18 May 1942U-588Victor Vogel Fort Binger (d.)5,671brONS-92
19 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Ogontz5,037am
19 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Heredia4,732am
19 May 1942U-751Gerhard Bigalk Isabela3,110am
20 May 1942U-108Klaus Scholtz Norland8,134nwON-93
20 May 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Sylvan Arrow7,797paOT-1
20 May 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Darina8,113brON-93
20 May 1942U-431Wilhelm Dommes Eocene4,216brAT-46
20 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Halo6,986am
20 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein George Calvert7,191am
21 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Clare3,372am
21 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Elizabeth4,727am
21 May 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Faja de Oro6,067me
21 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Presidente Trujillo1,668do
21 May 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Montenol2,646brOS-28
21 May 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte New Brunswick6,529brOS-28
21 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Troisdoc1,925ca
21 May 1942U-69Ulrich Gräf Torondoc1,927ca
22 May 1942U-158Erwin Rostin Frank B. Baird1,748ca
22 May 1942U-588Victor Vogel Plow City3,282am
22 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein E.P. Theriault (d.)326br
23 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Samuel Q. Brown6,625am
23 May 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Watsonville2,220pa
23 May 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Zurichmoor4,455br
23 May 1942U-558Günther Krech William Boyce Thompson (d.)7,061am
23 May 1942U-588Victor Vogel Margot4,545br
24 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Hector1,828nl
24 May 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Gonçalves Dias4,996bz
25 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein USS Blakeley (DD 150) (d.)1,190am
25 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Beatrice3,451am
25 May 1942U-593Gerd Kelbling Persephone (t.)8,426pa
25 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein Haakon Hauan (d.)6,582nw
26 May 1942U-103Werner Winter Alcoa Carrier5,588am
26 May 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Carrabulle5,030am
26 May 1942U-703Heinz Bielfeld Syros6,191amPQ-16
27 May 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Atenas (d.)4,639am
27 May 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Athelknight8,940brOS-28
27 May 1942U-558Günther Krech Jack2,622am
27 May 1942U-578Ernst-August Rehwinkel Polyphemus6,269nl
27 May 1942U-753Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein Hamlet6,578nw
28 May 1942U-103Werner Winter New Jersey6,414am
28 May 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Mentor7,383br
28 May 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Poseidon1,928nl
28 May 1942U-502Jürgen von Rosenstiel Alcoa Pilgrim6,759am
28 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Yorkmoor4,457br
29 May 1942U-107Harald Gelhaus Western Head2,599br
29 May 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Norman Prince1,913br
29 May 1942U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske Allister1,597br
30 May 1942U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Baghdad2,161nw
30 May 1942U-404Otto von Bülow Alcoa Shipper5,491am
31 May 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Liverpool Packet1,188ca
31 May 1942U-506Erich Würdemann Fred W. Green2,292br

126 ships sunk (599,411 tons) and 20 ships damaged (123,255 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during May 1942

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