Ship losses by month

December 1943

This is the full listing of all ships hit during December 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
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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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

This map shows where Allied ships were hit during December 1943

This map shows 17 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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