Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Allied Auxiliary Warships hit by U-boats


The a/s trawler USS YP-389. She was hit by U-701 on 19 Jun 1942.


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

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