Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Allied warships hit by U-boats

USS PE-56
The patrol craft USS PE-56. She was hit by U-853 on 23 Apr 1945.


Listing of Allied warships (see page on auxiliary ships) found in our databases.

Loss dateTypeName of shipTonsNat.U-boat
9 Jan 1944CorvetteHMS Abelia (K 184) (d.)925 unknown
27 Jun 1944CorvetteHMS Pink (K 137) (t.)925 unknown
22 Feb 1945CorvetteHMCS Trentonian (K 368)980 U-1004
18 Oct 1941DestroyerHMS Broadwater (H 81)1,190 U-101
7 May 1945Fleet minesweeperHNoMS NYMS-382335 U-1023
31 Jan 1942SloopHMS Culver (Y 87)1,546 U-105
26 Jan 1945FrigateHMS Manners (K 568) (t.)1,300 U-1051
20 Mar 1941BattleshipHMS Malaya (01) (d.)31,100 U-106
27 Apr 1945FrigateHMS Redmill (K 554) (t.)1,300 U-1105
17 Oct 1944Patrol Craft (A/S)BMO-51253 U-1165
15 Jan 1945Escort carrierHMS Thane (D 83) (t.)11,400 U-1172
22 Feb 1943CorvetteHMCS Weyburn (K 173)925 U-118
14 Oct 1944FrigateHMCS Magog (K 673) (t.)1,370 U-1223
4 Oct 1944FrigateHMCS Chebogue (K 317) (t.)1,370 U-1227
25 Nov 1944CorvetteHMCS Shawinigan (K 136)900 U-1228
18 Apr 1943SubmarineHMS P-615683 U-123
24 Nov 1941Light cruiserHMS Dunedin (D 93)4,850 U-124
9 Jun 1942CorvetteFFL Mimosa (K 11)925 U-124
10 Oct 1941Landing craftHMS LCT-102450 U-126
20 Feb 1945CorvetteHMS Vervain (K 190)925 U-1276
29 Jan 1942Coast Guard CutterUSCGC Alexander Hamilton (WPG 34)2,216 U-132
17 Jan 1942DestroyerHMS Gurkha (G 63)1,920 U-133
5 Feb 1942CorvetteHMS Arbutus (K 86)925 U-136
11 Feb 1942CorvetteHMCS Spikenard (K 198)925 U-136
21 Jul 1941SubmarineM-94206 U-140
23 Jun 1941SubmarineM-78206 U-144
27 Jun 1941SubmarineM-99206 U-149
15 Nov 1942Escort carrierHMS Avenger (D 14)13,785 U-155
25 May 1942DestroyerUSS Blakeley (DD 150) (d.)1,190 U-156
15 Mar 1942Lighthouse TenderUSCGC Acacia (WAGL 200)1,130 U-161
23 Oct 1942Light cruiserHMS Phoebe (43) (d.)5,450 U-161
12 Nov 1942GunboatUSS Erie (PG 50) (t.)2,000 U-163
11 Nov 1942DestroyerUSS Hambleton (DD 455) (d.)1,630 U-173
30 Aug 1943Patrol Craft (A/S)SKA-0132 (d.)56 U-18
11 Apr 1943DestroyerHMS Beverley (H 64)1,190 U-188
2 Sep 1944Fleet minesweeperBTSC-410 Vzryv (No 25)441 U-19
16 Apr 1945Fleet minesweeperHMCS Esquimalt (J 272)590 U-190
19 Aug 1941DestroyerHNoMS Bath (I 17)1,060 U-204
16 Jun 1942Light cruiserHMS Hermione (74)5,450 U-205
14 Oct 1941CorvetteHMS Fleur de Lys (K 122)925 U-206
21 Nov 1939Light cruiserHMS Belfast (35) (d.)11,500 U-21
17 Dec 1942DestroyerHMS Firedrake (H 79)1,350 U-211
14 Oct 1943SubmarineUSS Dorado (SS 248)1,525 U-214
21 Jan 1940DestroyerHMS Exmouth (H 02)1,475 U-22
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCT-2006291 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-50852 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-50952 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-51952 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-52252 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-52352 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-53252 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-53752 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-54752 U-221
14 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCM-62052 U-221
11 Dec 1943FrigateHMS Cuckmere (K 299) (t.)1,300 U-223
30 Mar 1944DestroyerHMS Laforey (G 99)1,935 U-223
18 Feb 1940DestroyerHMS Daring (H 16)1,375 U-23
24 Aug 1943Patrol boatShkval35 U-23
5 Apr 1944Patrol Craft (A/S)SKA-099 (d.)56 U-23
16 Feb 1944Landing shipHMS LST-4181,625 U-230
20 Feb 1944Landing shipHMS LST-3051,625 U-230
9 May 1944Patrol craftUSS PC-558335 U-230
15 Jun 1943Fleet minesweeperBTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26)441 U-24
22 Aug 1943Landing craftDB-36 (No 363)16 U-24
31 Oct 1943Patrol craft (A/S)SKA-08856 U-24
12 May 1944Patrol Craft (A/S)SKA-037644 U-24
22 Aug 1943Landing craftDB-37 (No 365)16 U-24
30 Jul 1944Patrol craft (A/S)MO-10556 U-250
9 Mar 1944Destroyer escortUSS Leopold (DE 319)1,200 U-255
20 Feb 1944SloopHMS Woodpecker (U 08)1,300 U-256
18 Nov 1942CorvetteHNoMS Montbretia (K 208)925 U-262
17 Jan 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-2239291 U-268
17 Jan 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-2267291 U-268
17 Jan 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-2344291 U-268
20 Sep 1943FrigateHMS Lagan (K 259) (t.)1,370 U-270
24 Dec 1943DestroyerUSS Leary (DD 158)1,090 U-275
30 Jan 1944DestroyerHMS Hardy (R 08)1,810 U-278
29 Apr 1945FrigateHMS Goodall (K 479)1,150 U-286
17 Sep 1939Aircraft carrierHMS Courageous (50)22,500 U-29
20 Jan 1945DestroyerRazjarennyj (d.)1,658 U-293
2 Nov 1944FrigateHMS Mounsey (K 569) (d.)1,150 U-295
28 Dec 1939BattleshipHMS Barham (04) (d.)31,100 U-30
20 Sep 1943DestroyerHMCS St. Croix (I 81)1,190 U-305
7 Jan 1944FrigateHMS Tweed (K 250)1,370 U-305
4 Dec 1939BattleshipHMS Nelson (28) (d.)33,950 U-31
29 Mar 1945FrigateHMCS Teme (K 458) (t.)1,370 U-315
1 Sep 1940Light cruiserHMS Fiji (58) (d.)8,000 U-32
25 Nov 1941BattleshipHMS Barham (04)31,100 U-331
10 Oct 1941Landing craftHMS TLC-18 (A 18) (d.)372 U-331
6 Oct 1942CorvetteHMS Crocus (K 49) (d.)925 U-333
13 Apr 1940MinelayerHNoMS Frøya (t.)595 U-34
5 Jul 1940DestroyerHMS Whirlwind (D 30)1,100 U-34
1 Aug 1940SubmarineHMS Spearfish (N 69)670 U-34
21 Aug 1944SloopHMS Kite (U 87)1,350 U-344
22 Aug 1944FrigateHMS Bickerton (K 466)1,300 U-354
22 Aug 1944Escort carrierHMS Nabob (D 77) (t.)11,420 U-354
1 Mar 1944FrigateHMS Gould (K 476)1,192 U-358
25 Jan 1944DestroyerHMS Obdurate (G 39) (d.)1,540 U-360
12 Aug 1944Fleet minesweeperT-118625 U-365
12 Aug 1944Fleet minesweeperT-114625 U-365
5 Dec 1944Patrol Craft (A/S)BO-230105 U-365
11 Dec 1944DestroyerHMS Cassandra (R 62) (d.)1,710 U-365
19 Dec 1940SubmarineSfax (Q 182)1,379 U-37
24 Aug 1940SloopHMS Penzance (L 28)1,025 U-37
31 Jul 1944Patrol craft (A/S)MO-10156 U-370
12 Jan 1945MinelayerLouhi776 U-370
11 Oct 1943Fleet minesweeperHMS Hythe (J 194)656 U-371
13 Oct 1943DestroyerUSS Bristol (DD 453)1,630 U-371
3 May 1944Destroyer escortUSS Menges (DE 320) (d.)1,200 U-371
4 May 1944Destroyer escortFFL Sénégalais (T 22) (d.)1,300 U-371
1 Dec 1942Cruiser-minelayerHMS Manxman (M 70) (d.)2,650 U-375
8 Oct 1943DestroyerORP Orkan1,920 U-378
10 Apr 1940SubmarineHMS Thistle (N 24)1,090 U-4
26 Sep 1942DestroyerHMS Veteran (D 72)1,120 U-404
28 Feb 1943Motor torpedo boatRPT-135 U-405
28 Feb 1943Motor torpedo boatRPT-335 U-405
9 Mar 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-2341291 U-405
23 Jul 1943Light cruiserHMS Newfoundland (59) (d.)8,800 U-407
28 Nov 1943Light cruiserHMS Birmingham (19) (d.)9,100 U-407
4 Jul 1943Landing craftHMS LCE-1410 U-409
18 Feb 1944Light cruiserHMS Penelope (97)5,270 U-410
20 Feb 1944Landing shipUSS LST-3481,625 U-410
20 Feb 1944DestroyerHMS Warwick (D 25)1,100 U-413
24 Dec 1943DestroyerHMS Hurricane (H 06)1,340 U-415
15 Jun 1942Landing craftHMS LCT-119 (d.)450 U-431
13 Nov 1942DestroyerHNMS Isaac Sweers (G 83)1,628 U-431
10 Nov 1942DestroyerHMS Martin (G 44)1,920 U-431
11 Mar 1943DestroyerHMS Harvester (H 19)1,340 U-432
20 Sep 1942Fleet minesweeperHMS Leda (J 93)835 U-435
30 Dec 1942Landing craftHMS LCV-75210 U-435
30 Dec 1942Landing craftHMS LCV-75410 U-435
27 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCT-2281291 U-436
11 Dec 1942DestroyerHMS Blean (L 47)1,087 U-443
10 Aug 1941CorvetteZhemchug (No 27)550 U-451
15 Nov 1943DestroyerHMS Quail (G 45) (t.)1,705 U-453
22 Nov 1943Fleet minesweeperHMS Hebe (J 24)835 U-453
17 Jan 1942DestroyerHMS Matabele (G 26)1,870 U-454
30 Apr 1942Light cruiserHMS Edinburgh (16) (d.)11,500 U-456
14 Oct 1939BattleshipHMS Royal Oak (08)29,150 U-47
3 May 1944Destroyer escortUSS Donnell (DE 56) (t.)1,400 U-473
28 Jul 1944Patrol craft (A/S)MO-107 (d.)56 U-475
18 Jul 1944Patrol craft (A/S)MO-304 (d.)56 U-479
15 Sep 1940SloopHMS Dundee (L 84)1,060 U-48
21 Aug 1944CorvetteHMCS Alberni (K 103)925 U-480
22 Aug 1944Fleet minesweeperHMS Loyalty (J 217)850 U-480
30 Jul 1944Coastal minesweeperKT-80426 U-481
30 Jul 1944Coastal minesweeperKT-806 (d.)26 U-481
28 Nov 1944Coastal minesweeperT-387 (No 331)108 U-481
30 Jul 1944Coastal minesweeperKT-80726 U-481
1 Sep 1944CorvetteHMS Hurst Castle (K 416)1,010 U-482
1 Nov 1944FrigateHMS Whitaker (K 580) (t.)1,300 U-483
26 Dec 1944FrigateHMS Capel (K 470)1,085 U-486
26 Dec 1944FrigateHMS Affleck (K 462) (t.)1,085 U-486
12 Nov 1942DestroyerHMS Marne (G 35) (d.)1,920 U-515
18 Nov 1943SloopHMS Chanticleer (U 05) (t.)1,350 U-515
11 Sep 1942CorvetteHMCS Charlottetown (K 244)900 U-517
8 Mar 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-2480291 U-527
24 Apr 1945Destroyer escortUSS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136)1,200 U-546
7 May 1944FrigateHMCS Valleyfield (K 329)1,445 U-548
29 May 1944Escort carrierUSS Block Island (CVE 21)9,393 U-549
29 May 1944Destroyer escortUSS Barr (DE 576) (d.)1,300 U-549
31 Oct 1941DestroyerUSS Reuben James (DD 245)1,190 U-552
17 Oct 1941CorvetteHMS Gladiolus (K 34)925 U-553
15 Dec 1941Light cruiserHMS Galatea (71)5,220 U-557
27 Nov 1941SloopHMAS Parramatta (L 44)1,060 U-559
24 Oct 1941DestroyerHMS Cossack (G 03)1,870 U-563
23 Aug 1941CorvetteHMS Zinnia (K 98)900 U-564
11 Mar 1942Light cruiserHMS Naiad (93)5,450 U-565
18 Dec 1942DestroyerHMS Partridge (G 30)1,540 U-565
5 Aug 1943GunboatUSS Plymouth (PG 57)2,265 U-566
12 Aug 1941CorvetteHMS Picotee (K 63)925 U-568
17 Oct 1941DestroyerUSS Kearny (DD 432) (d.)1,630 U-568
24 Dec 1941CorvetteHMS Salvia (K 97)925 U-568
19 Dec 1941DestroyerHMS Stanley (I 73)1,190 U-574
10 Mar 1944CorvetteHMS Asphodel (K 56)1,015 U-575
28 Feb 1942DestroyerUSS Jacob Jones (DD 130)1,090 U-578
12 Jul 1942Patrol Craft (A/S)HMNZS ML-109046 U-582
10 Jan 1942SubmarineM-175206 U-584
22 Jun 1943Landing shipUSS LST-333 (t.)1,625 U-593
22 Jun 1943Landing shipUSS LST-387 (d.)1,625 U-593
25 Sep 1943Fleet minesweeperUSS Skill (AM 115)815 U-593
12 Dec 1943DestroyerHMS Tynedale (L 96)1,000 U-593
12 Dec 1943DestroyerHMS Holcombe (L 56)1,087 U-593
5 Jul 1943Landing craftHMS LCM-112352 U-593
5 Jul 1943Landing craftHMS LCM-1129 (d.)52 U-593
7 Feb 1943Landing craftHMS LCI(L)-162246 U-596
9 Dec 1942DestroyerHMS Porcupine (G 93) (t.)1,540 U-602
8 Feb 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-2335291 U-608
9 Oct 1943DestroyerUSS Buck (DD 420)1,570 U-616
11 Oct 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-553611 U-616
1 Feb 1943Cruiser-minelayerHMS Welshman (M 84)2,650 U-617
6 Sep 1943DestroyerHMS Puckeridge (L 108)1,050 U-617
29 May 1940DestroyerHMS Grafton (H 89)1,350 U-62
15 Jun 1944Landing shipUSS LST-133 (d.)1,625 U-621
29 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCT-2190291 U-624
29 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCT-2192291 U-624
29 Oct 1942Landing craftHMS LCT-2284291 U-624
24 Dec 1944Patrol craft (A/S)BMO-594 (No 90)39 U-637
20 Mar 1942DestroyerHMS Heythrop (L 85)1,050 U-652
26 Mar 1942DestroyerHMS Jaguar (F 34)1,690 U-652
7 Jun 1942Small aircraft tenderUSS Gannet (AVP 8)840 U-653
9 Feb 1942CorvetteFFL Alysse (K 100)900 U-654
2 Aug 1942Motor torpedo boatHMS MTB-339 (d.)32 U-66
2 Aug 1942Motor torpedo boatHMS MTB-342 (d.)32 U-66
23 Sep 1943FrigateHMS Itchen (K 227)1,370 U-666
8 Aug 1944CorvetteHMCS Regina (K 234)925 U-667
14 Aug 1944Landing craftHMS LCI(L)-99246 U-667
14 Aug 1944Landing shipUSS LST-921 (t.)1,653 U-667
15 Jul 1944Motor torpedo boatTK-57 (No 60) (d.)36 U-679
18 Nov 1944Patrol craft (A/S)SK-62 (No 49)39 U-679
15 Jun 1942DestroyerUSS Bainbridge (DD 246) (d.)1,190 U-701
20 Sep 1942DestroyerHMS Somali (G 33)1,870 U-703
17 Feb 1945CorvetteHMS Bluebell (K 80)925 U-711
26 Jan 1944Patrol torpedo boatUSS PTC-3954 U-716
20 Apr 1941Patrol Craft (A/S)HMS ML-100346 U-73
20 Apr 1941Patrol Craft (A/S)HMS ML-103746 U-73
11 Aug 1942Aircraft carrierHMS Eagle (94)22,600 U-73
1 Jan 1943Landing craftUSS LCT-21255 U-73
24 Sep 1944Fleet minesweeperT-120625 U-739
19 Sep 1941CorvetteHMCS Levis (K 115)925 U-74
15 Aug 1944Landing shipHMS LST-404 (t.)1,625 U-741
2 Mar 1944Landing shipHMS LST-3621,625 U-744
11 Jan 1945Fleet minesweeperT-76 Korall600 U-745
12 Oct 1941Landing craftHMS TLC-7 (A 7)372 U-75
12 Oct 1941Landing craftHMS TLC-2 (A 2)372 U-75
21 Dec 1941Escort carrierHMS Audacity (D 10)11,000 U-751
11 Mar 1943Landing craftHMS LCT-2398291 U-757
15 Jun 1944FrigateHMS Blackwood (K 313)1,085 U-764
25 Aug 1944Landing craftHMS LCT-1074611 U-764
15 Jun 1944FrigateHMS Mourne (K 261)1,370 U-767
12 Jan 1942DestroyerHMS Kimberley (F 50) (d.)1,690 U-77
12 Jun 1942DestroyerHMS Grove (L 77)1,050 U-77
12 Nov 1942SloopHMS Stork (U 81) (d.)1,190 U-77
6 Dec 1944FrigateHMS Bullen (K 469)1,300 U-775
21 Oct 1941GunboatHMS Gnat (T 60) (t.)625 U-79
2 Aug 1944Destroyer escortUSS Fiske (DE 143)1,300 U-804
24 Dec 1944Fleet minesweeperHMCS Clayoquot (J 174)672 U-806
13 Nov 1941Aircraft carrierHMS Ark Royal (91)22,600 U-81
31 Jan 1942DestroyerHMS Belmont (H 46)1,190 U-82
23 Apr 1945Patrol craftUSS PE-56430 U-853
17 Mar 1945Fleet minesweeperHMCS Guysborough (J 52)672 U-868
20 Dec 1944Destroyer escortUSS Fogg (DE 57) (d.)1,400 U-870
20 Dec 1944Landing shipUSS LST-3591,625 U-870
9 Jan 1945CorvetteFFL L´Enjoue (W 44)335 U-870
9 May 1940SubmarineDoris (Q 135)552 U-9
11 May 1944Torpedo boatShtorm (d.)412 U-9
14 Sep 1942DestroyerHMCS Ottawa (H 60)1,375 U-91
27 Aug 1944Landing shipUSS LST-327 (t.)1,625 U-92
21 Sep 1943CorvetteHMS Polyanthus (K 47)925 U-952
16 Jan 1945DestroyerDejatelnyj1,190 U-956
23 Sep 1944CorvetteBrilliant (No 29)550 U-957
26 Jan 1944Patrol torpedo boatUSS PTC-3854 U-957
29 Oct 1944Landing craftSB-2720 U-958
5 May 1944Destroyer escortUSS Fechteler (DE 157)1,300 U-967
17 Feb 1945SloopHMS Lark (U 11) (t.)1,350 U-968
20 Mar 1945SloopHMS Lapwing (U 62)1,350 U-968
10 Aug 1942Coastal minesweeperUSS Bold (AMc 67) (d.)185 U-98
25 Jun 1944FrigateHMS Goodson (K 480) (t.)1,300 U-984
25 Feb 1944DestroyerHMS Mahratta (G 23)1,920 U-990
13 Feb 1945CorvetteHMS Denbigh Castle (K 696) (t.)1,060 U-992
2 Mar 1945Patrol Craft (A/S)BO-224105 U-995
7 Dec 1944Patrol Craft (A/S)BO-229105 U-997
262 instances of Allied warships hit by U-boats.573,518

Legend:
(t.) means the ship was declared a total loss.
(d.) means the ship was damaged in the action.

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According to this 262 warships were sunk or destroyed by German U-boats during WWII.

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