Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Allied Auxiliary Warships hit by U-boats


The armed merchant cruiser HMS Rajputana (F 35). She was hit by U-108 on 13 Apr 1941.


Listing of Allied auxiliary warships (see also warship listing) so marked in our databases.

Loss dateTypeName of shipTonsNat.U-boat
30 Oct 1939A/S trawlerHMS Northern Rover (4.58)655 U-59
21 Nov 1939M/S trawlerSte. Claire57 U-16
6 Dec 1939M/S trawlerHMS Washington209 U-59
23 Dec 1939M/S trawlerHMS Promotive78 U-31
23 Dec 1939M/S trawlerHMS Glen Albyn82 U-31
23 Dec 1939Repair shipHMS Dolphin3,099 U-22
25 Dec 1939M/S trawlerHMS Loch Doon (FY 127)534 U-22
28 Dec 1939A/S trawlerHMS Barbara Robertson325 U-30
26 Jan 1940Accommodation shipHMS Durham Castle8,240 U-57
1 Jun 1940Boom defence vesselHMS Astronomer8,401 U-58
6 Jun 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Carinthia20,277 U-46
13 Jun 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Scotstoun17,046 U-25
16 Jun 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Andania13,950 UA
21 Jun 1940Special service vesselHMS Cape Howe (X 02)4,443 U-28
29 Jun 1940Special service vesselHMS Willamette Valley (X 39)4,724 U-51
10 Aug 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Transylvania (F 56)16,923 U-56
27 Aug 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Dunvegan Castle15,007 U-46
14 Oct 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Cheshire (F 18) (d.)10,552 U-137
3 Nov 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Laurentic (F 51)18,724 U-99
4 Nov 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Patroclus11,314 U-99
2 Dec 1940Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Forfar (F 30)16,402 U-99
3 Feb 1941Ocean boarding vesselHMS Crispin5,051 U-107
23 Feb 1941Ocean boarding vesselHMS Manistee (F 104)5,360 U-107
3 Apr 1941Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Worcestershire (F 29) (d.)11,402 U-74
13 Apr 1941Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Rajputana (F 35)16,644 U-108
6 May 1941Ocean boarding vesselHMS Camito (F 77)6,833 U-97
13 May 1941Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Salopian (F 94)10,549 U-98
6 Aug 1941Despatch vesselPS-70558 U-652
25 Aug 1941M/S trawlerT-898 (No 44)553 U-752
26 Aug 1941Auxiliary minelayerHMS Southern Prince (M 47) (d.)10,917 U-652
26 Aug 1941Submarine depot shipMarija Uljanova (t.)3,870 U-571
27 Sep 1941Fighter catapult shipHMS Springbank5,155 U-201
18 Oct 1941A/S trawlerSKR-11 (No 70)557 U-132
21 Oct 1941Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Aurania (F 28) (d.)13,984 U-123
26 Oct 1941Fighter catapult shipHMS Ariguani (F 105) (d.)6,746 U-83
30 Oct 1941Fleet oilerUSS Salinas (AO 19) (d.)8,246 U-106
15 Nov 1941M/S trawlerT-889 (No 34)581 U-752
11 Dec 1941A/S trawlerHMS Lady Shirley477 U-374
11 Dec 1941Patrol yachtHMS Rosabelle515 U-374
19 Jan 1942M/S trawlerHMS Rosemonde364 U-581
29 Jan 1942M/S trawlerHMS Sotra313 U-431
8 Mar 1942A/S trawlerHMS Northern Princess (4.06)655 U-587
9 Mar 1942A/S trawlerHMS Notts County (FY 250)541 U-701
11 Mar 1942A/S trawlerHMS Stella Capella (FY 107)507 U-701
27 Mar 1942Q-shipUSS Atik (AK 101)3,209 U-123
16 Apr 1942A/S trawlerFFL Vikings (P 41)1,150 U-81
2 May 1942Patrol yachtUSS Cythera (PY 26)602 U-402
12 May 1942A/S trawlerHMS Bedfordshire (FY 141)913 U-558
13 Jun 1942Q-shipHMS Farouk96 U-83
15 Jun 1942A/S trawlerHMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214)448 U-701
19 Jun 1942A/S trawlerUSS YP-389170 U-701
30 Jun 1942Submarine tenderHMS Medway (F 25)14,650 U-372
25 Jul 1942M/S trawlerHMS Laertes (T 137)545 U-201
18 Aug 1942Armed Merchant CruiserHMS Cheshire (F 18) (d.)10,552 U-214
28 Aug 1942Fleet oilerUSS Laramie (AO 16) (d.)7,252 U-165
7 Sep 1942Armed YachtHMCS Raccoon358 U-165
9 Sep 1942Weather shipUSS Muskeget (WAG 48)1,827 U-755
19 Sep 1942A/S trawlerHMS Alouette (FY 101)520 U-552
11 Oct 1942A/S trawlerMusson (No 23)417 U-589
30 Oct 1942A/S trawlerHMS Northern Spray (FY 129) (d.)655 unknown
9 Nov 1942Troop transportUSS Leedstown (AP 73)9,135 U-331
11 Nov 1942Troop transportUSS Joseph Hewes (AP 50)9,359 U-173
11 Nov 1942Fleet oilerUSS Winooski (AO 38) (d.)10,172 U-173
12 Nov 1942Troop transportUSS Edward Rutledge (AP 52)9,360 U-130
12 Nov 1942Destroyer tenderHMS Hecla (F 20)10,850 U-515
12 Nov 1942Troop transportUSS Tasker H. Bliss (AP 42)12,568 U-130
12 Nov 1942Troop transportUSS Hugh L. Scott (AP 43)12,479 U-130
15 Nov 1942Cargo transportUSS Almaack (AK 27) (d.)6,736 U-155
15 Nov 1942Cargo transportUSS Electra (AK 21) (d.)8,113 U-173
28 Dec 1942Steam tugHMS St. Issey (W 25)810 U-617
30 Dec 1942Special service vesselHMS Fidelity (D 57)2,456 U-435
7 Jan 1943M/S trawlerHMS Jura (T 169)545 U-371
8 Feb 1943A/S trawlerHMS Bredon (T 223)750 U-521
26 Mar 1943A/S trawlerFFL Sergent Gouarne (P 43)1,147 U-755
25 Jul 1943M/S trawlerT-904 (No 58)557 U-625
30 Jul 1943M/S trawlerT-911 (No 65)559 U-703
25 Aug 1943Salvage vesselASO-1 Shkval572 U-625
29 Aug 1943M/S trawlerTSC-11 Dzhalita400 U-18
11 Sep 1943Fleet oilerUSS Rapidan (AO 18) (d.)8,246 U-107
1 Oct 1943M/S trawlerT-896 (No 42)611 U-960
15 Oct 1943M/S trawlerTSC-486 Sovetskaja Rossija (d.)1,005 U-23
21 Oct 1943M/S trawlerHMS Orfasy (T 204)545 U-68
14 Feb 1944Salvage vesselHMS Salviking1,440 U-168
27 Mar 1944M/S trawlerHMS Maaløy (J 136)249 U-510
14 Jun 1944A/S trawlerHMS Birdlip (T 218)750 U-547
5 Jul 1944M/S trawlerHMS Ganilly (T 367)545 U-390
6 Jul 1944Landing ship InfantryHMS Empire Halberd (F 160) (d.)7,177 U-218
20 Jul 1944Troop transportVital de Oliveira1,737 U-861
29 Jul 1944Landing Ship InfantryHMS Prince Leopold2,938 U-621
25 Aug 1944BargeVRD-96 Del´fin500 U-242
26 Aug 1944M/S trawlerT-45 Antikajnen (No 48)140 U-745
22 Sep 1944Stores shipUSS Yukon (AF 9) (d.)5,969 U-979
29 Dec 1944M/S trawlerT-883 (No 37)633 U-995
24 Feb 1945A/S trawlerHMS Ellesmere (FY 204)580 U-1203
3 Mar 1945A/S trawlerHMS Southern Flower (FY 332)328 U-1022
10 Mar 1945M/S trawlerHNoMS Nordhav II (FY 1906)425 U-714
2 May 1945M/S trawlerHMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)348 U-979
97 instances of allied auxiliary warships hit by U-boats.455,518

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

If you believe an allied auxiliary warship is missing from this listing please let us know so we can edit its entry. Please check Allied Warships hit by U-boats first though :)

According to this, 97 auxiliary warships were sunk or destroyed by German U-boats during WWII.

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

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Added 31 Dec 2005.