Ship losses by month

October 1942

This is the full listing of all ships hit during October 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
1 Oct 1942U-175Heinrich Bruns Empire Tennyson2,880br
1 Oct 1942U-202Günter Poser Achilles1,815nl
2 Oct 1942U-175Heinrich Bruns Aneroid5,074pa
2 Oct 1942U-201Günther Rosenberg Alcoa Transport2,084am
3 Oct 1942U-254Odo Loewe Esso Williamsburg11,237am
4 Oct 1942U-175Heinrich Bruns Caribstar2,592am
5 Oct 1942U-175Heinrich Bruns William A. McKenney6,153am
6 Oct 1942U-333Peter-Erich Cremer HMS Crocus (K 49) (d.)925br
7 Oct 1942U-107Harald Gelhaus Andalucia Star14,943br
7 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Boringia5,821br
7 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Chickasaw City6,196am
7 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Firethorn4,700pa
8 Oct 1942U-125Ulrich Folkers Glendene4,412br
8 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Clan Mactavish7,631br
8 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Pantelis3,845gr
8 Oct 1942U-179Ernst Sobe City of Athens6,558br
8 Oct 1942U-201Günther Rosenberg John Carter Rose7,191amTRIN-15
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Gaasterkerk8,679nl
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Koumoundouros3,598gr
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Sarthe5,271br
8 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Swiftsure8,207am
9 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Coloradan6,557am
9 Oct 1942U-201Günther Rosenberg Flensburg6,421nl
9 Oct 1942U-254Odo Loewe Pennington Court6,098brSC-103
9 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Belgian Fighter5,403be
9 Oct 1942U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten Examelia4,981am
9 Oct 1942U-69Ulrich Gräf Carolus2,375caNL-9
10 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Orcades23,456br
10 Oct 1942U-178Hans Ibbeken Duchess of Atholl20,119br
11 Oct 1942U-106Hermann Rasch Waterton2,140brBS-31
11 Oct 1942U-589Hans-Joachim Horrer Musson (No 23) [Mine]417sj
11 Oct 1942U-615Ralph Kapitzky El Lago4,221paONS-136
11 Oct 1942U-87Joachim Berger Agapenor7,392br
12 Oct 1942U-514Hans-Jürgen Auffermann Steel Scientist5,688am
12 Oct 1942U-559Hans Heidtmann Bringhi (t.)200ag
12 Oct 1942U-706Alexander von Zitzewitz Stornest4,265brONS-136
13 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Empire Nomad7,167br
13 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Ashworth5,227brSC-104
13 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Fagersten2,342nwSC-104
13 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Senta3,785nwSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-508 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-509 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-519 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-522 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-523 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-532 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-537 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-547 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCM-620 [Trans.]52brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer HMS LCT-2006 [Trans.]291brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Southern Empress12,398brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Susana5,929amSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-592Carl Borm Shchors [Mine]3,770sj
14 Oct 1942U-607Ernst Mengersen Nellie4,826grSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-618Kurt Baberg Empire Mersey5,791brSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-661Erich von Lilienfeld Nikolina Matkovic3,672yuSC-104
14 Oct 1942U-69Ulrich Gräf Caribou2,222brNL-9
15 Oct 1942U-410Kurt Sturm Newton Pine4,212brONS-136
16 Oct 1942U-129Hans-Ludwig Witt Trafalgar5,542nw
16 Oct 1942U-160Georg Lassen Castle Harbour730brTRIN-19
16 Oct 1942U-160Georg Lassen Winona (d.)6,197amTRIN-19
17 Oct 1942U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske Empire Chaucer5,970br
18 Oct 1942U-618Kurt Baberg Angelina4,772amON-137
19 Oct 1942U-332Johannes Liebe Rothley4,996br
19 Oct 1942U-610Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen Steel Navigator5,718amON-137
20 Oct 1942U-77Otto Hartmann Mahrous18sy
22 Oct 1942U-443Konstantin von Puttkamer Donax8,036brON-139
22 Oct 1942U-443Konstantin von Puttkamer Winnipeg II9,807brON-139
23 Oct 1942U-129Hans-Ludwig Witt Reuben Tipton6,829am
23 Oct 1942U-161Albrecht Achilles HMS Phoebe (43) (d.)5,450br
23 Oct 1942U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske City of Johannesburg5,669br
23 Oct 1942U-615Ralph Kapitzky Empire Star12,656br
23 Oct 1942U-621Horst Schünemann Empire Turnstone6,113brONS-136
24 Oct 1942U-383Horst Kremser Jon Olafsson423is
24 Oct 1942U-516Gerhard Wiebe Holmpark5,780br
25 Oct 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Primero4,414nw
26 Oct 1942U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske Anne Hutchinson (t.)7,176am
26 Oct 1942U-509Werner Witte Anglo Mærsk (d.)7,705brSL-125
27 Oct 1942U-436Günther Seibicke Frontenac (d.)7,350nwHX-212
27 Oct 1942U-436Günther Seibicke Gurney E. Newlin (d.)8,225amHX-212
27 Oct 1942U-436Günther Seibicke HMS LCT-2281 [Trans.]291brHX-212
27 Oct 1942U-436Günther Seibicke Sourabaya10,107brHX-212
27 Oct 1942U-509Werner Witte Pacific Star7,951brSL-125
27 Oct 1942U-509Werner Witte Stentor6,148brSL-125
27 Oct 1942U-604Horst Höltring Anglo Mærsk7,705brSL-125
28 Oct 1942U-509Werner Witte Hopecastle (d.)5,178brSL-125
28 Oct 1942U-509Werner Witte Nagpore5,283brSL-125
28 Oct 1942U-606Hans-Heinrich Döhler Gurney E. Newlin8,225amHX-212
28 Oct 1942U-606Hans-Heinrich Döhler Kosmos II (d.)16,966nwHX-212
29 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Laplace7,327br
29 Oct 1942U-159Helmut Friedrich Witte Ross4,978br
29 Oct 1942U-203Hermann Kottmann Hopecastle5,178brSL-125
29 Oct 1942U-224Hans-Karl Kosbadt Bic Island3,921caHX-212
29 Oct 1942U-436Günther Seibicke Barrwhin4,998brHX-212
29 Oct 1942U-509Werner Witte Corinaldo (d.)7,131brSL-125
29 Oct 1942U-575Günther Heydemann Abosso11,330br
29 Oct 1942U-624Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen HMS LCT-2190 [Trans.]291brHX-212
29 Oct 1942U-624Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen HMS LCT-2192 [Trans.]291brHX-212
29 Oct 1942U-624Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen HMS LCT-2284 [Trans.]291brHX-212
29 Oct 1942U-624Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen Kosmos II16,966nwHX-212
29 Oct 1942U-624Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen Pan-New York7,701amHX-212
29 Oct 1942UD-5Bruno Mahn Primrose Hill7,628brON-139
30 Oct 1942unknown HMS Northern Spray (FY 129) (d.)655br
30 Oct 1942U-129Hans-Ludwig Witt West Kebar5,620am
30 Oct 1942U-203Hermann Kottmann Corinaldo7,131brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-409Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann Bullmouth (d.)7,519brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-409Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann Silverwillow6,373brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-509Werner Witte Brittany4,772brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-604Horst Höltring Baron Vernon3,642brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-604Horst Höltring Président Doumer11,898brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-659Hans Stock Bullmouth7,519brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-659Hans Stock Corinaldo (d.)7,131brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-659Hans Stock Tasmania (d.)6,405brSL-125
31 Oct 1942U-103Gustav-Adolf Janssen Tasmania6,405brSL-125
31 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Aldington Court4,891brTRIN-16
31 Oct 1942U-174Ulrich Thilo Marylyn4,555br
31 Oct 1942U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske Empire Guidon7,041br
31 Oct 1942U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske Reynolds5,113br
31 Oct 1942U-510Karl Neitzel Alaska (d.)5,681nwSL-125
 659,457

105 ships sunk (566,939 tons) and 14 ships damaged (92,518 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(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.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

This map shows where Allied ships were hit during October 1942

This map shows 119 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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