Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Allied Auxiliary Warships hit by U-boats


The special service vessel HMS Cape Howe (X 02). She was hit by U-28 on 21 Jun 1940.


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

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