Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Allied warships hit by U-boats

HMS Nelson (28)
The battleship HMS Nelson (28). She was hit by U-31 on 4 Dec 1939.


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

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

See also our Allied Auxiliary Warships hit by U-boats page.

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