Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Allied Auxiliary Warships hit by U-boats


The armed merchant cruiser HMS Cheshire (F 18). She was hit by U-137 on 14 Oct 1940.


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

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