Ship losses by month

October 1943

This is the full listing of all ships hit during October 1943. 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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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
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[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

This map shows where Allied ships were hit during October 1943

This map shows 31 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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