Ship losses by month

May 1944

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 May 1944U-181Kurt Freiwald Janeta5,312br
3 May 1944U-371Horst-Arno Fenski USS Menges (DE 320) (d.)1,200amGUS-38
3 May 1944U-473Heinz Sternberg USS Donnell (DE 56) (t.)1,400amCU-22
4 May 1944U-371Horst-Arno Fenski FFL Sénégalais (T 22) (d.)1,300frGUS-38
5 May 1944U-967Albrecht Brandi USS Fechteler (DE 157)1,300amGUS-38
6 May 1944U-129Richard von Harpe Anadyr5,278brTJ-30
7 May 1944U-548Eberhard Zimmermann HMCS Valleyfield (K 329)1,445caONM-234
9 May 1944U-230Paul Siegmann USS PC-558335am
11 May 1944U-129Richard von Harpe Empire Heath6,643br
11 May 1944U-9Klaus Petersen Shtorm (d.)412sj
12 May 1944U-24Martin Landt-Hayen SKA-037644sj
14 May 1944U-616Siegfried Koitschka Fort Fidler (d.)7,127brGUS-39
14 May 1944U-616Siegfried Koitschka G.S. Walden (d.)10,627brGUS-39
19 May 1944U-453Dierk Lührs Fort Missanabie7,147brHA-43
29 May 1944U-23Rolf-Birger Wahlen Smelyj71sj
29 May 1944U-549Detlev Krankenhagen USS Barr (DE 576) (d.)1,300am
29 May 1944U-549Detlev Krankenhagen USS Block Island (CVE 21)9,393am

11 ships sunk (38,368 tons) and 6 ships damaged (21,966 tons).

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This map shows where Allied ships were hit during May 1944

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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