Ship losses by month

December 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
3 Dec 1943U-193Hans Pauckstadt Touchet10,172am
4 Dec 1943U-129Richard von Harpe Libertad5,441cuKN-280
8 Dec 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen Colombia1,064pa
9 Dec 1943U-596Victor-Wilhelm Nonn Cap Padaran8,009brHA-11
11 Dec 1943U-223Karl-Jürg Wächter HMS Cuckmere (K 299) (t.)1,300brKMS-34
12 Dec 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling HMS Holcombe (L 56)1,087brKMS-34
12 Dec 1943U-593Gerd Kelbling HMS Tynedale (L 96)1,000brKMS-34
16 Dec 1943U-516Hans-Rutger Tillessen McDowell10,195am
16 Dec 1943U-73Horst Deckert John S. Copley (d.)7,176amGUS-24
17 Dec 1943U-515Werner Henke Kingswood5,080br
20 Dec 1943U-515Werner Henke Phemius7,406br
24 Dec 1943U-275Helmut Bork USS Leary (DD 158)1,090am
24 Dec 1943U-415Kurt Neide HMS Hurricane (H 06)1,340brOS-62
24 Dec 1943U-515Werner Henke Dumana8,427brSTL-8
26 Dec 1943U-530Kurt Lange Chapultepec (d.)10,195am
27 Dec 1943U-178Wilhelm Spahr José Navarro7,244am
30 Dec 1943U-545Gert Mannesmann Empire Housman (d.)7,359brON-217

14 ships sunk (68,855 tons) and 3 ships damaged (24,730 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during December 1943

This map shows positions of Allied ships hit by U-boats. You can click on any of the icons for more information on the ship involved.

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