Ship losses by month

October 1943

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 Oct 1943U-410Horst-Arno Fenski Empire Commerce (t.)3,722brMKS-26
1 Oct 1943U-410Horst-Arno Fenski Fort Howe7,133brMKS-26
1 Oct 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Tahsinia7,267br
1 Oct 1943U-703Joachim Brünner Sergej Kirov4,146sjVA-18
1 Oct 1943U-960Günther Heinrich T-896 (No 42)611sjVA-18
2 Oct 1943U-168Helmuth Pich Haiching2,183br
2 Oct 1943U-223Karl-Jürg Wächter Stanmore (t.)4,970brKMS-27
4 Oct 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Marit5,542nwXT-4
5 Oct 1943U-188Siegfried Lüdden Britannia (d.)9,977nw
8 Oct 1943U-378Erich Mäder ORP Orkan1,920poSC-143
9 Oct 1943U-616Siegfried Koitschka USS Buck (DD 420)1,570am
9 Oct 1943U-645Otto Ferro Yorkmar5,612amSC-143
11 Oct 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl HMS Hythe (J 194)656brMKS-27
11 Oct 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Jalabala3,610inMB-50
11 Oct 1943U-616Siegfried Koitschka HMS LCT-553611br
13 Oct 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl USS Bristol (DD 453)1,630am
14 Oct 1943U-214Rupprecht Stock USS Dorado (SS 248) [Mine]1,525am
15 Oct 1943U-23Rolf-Birger Wahlen TSC-486 Sovetskaja Rossija (d.)1,005sj
15 Oct 1943U-371Waldemar Mehl James Russell Lowell (t.)7,176amGUS-18
15 Oct 1943U-426Christian Reich Essex Lance6,625brONS-20
19 Oct 1943U-220Bruno Barber Delisle [Mine]3,478amWB-65
19 Oct 1943U-220Bruno Barber Penolver [Mine]3,721brWB-65
20 Oct 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker British Purpose (d.)5,845brBM-71
21 Oct 1943U-68Albert Lauzemis HMS Orfasy (T 204)545br
22 Oct 1943U-68Albert Lauzemis Litiopa5,356nw
23 Oct 1943U-170Günther Pfeffer Campos4,663bz
23 Oct 1943U-23Rolf-Birger Wahlen Tanais372sj
24 Oct 1943U-155Adolf Cornelius Piening Siranger5,393nw
31 Oct 1943U-24Klaus Petersen SKA-08856sj
31 Oct 1943U-262Rudolf Heinz Franke Hallfried2,968nwSL-138
31 Oct 1943U-68Albert Lauzemis New Columbia6,574br

28 ships sunk (99,635 tons) and 3 ships damaged (16,827 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during October 1943

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