Ships hit by U-boats in WWII

Allied Auxiliary Warships hit by U-boats


The submarine tender HMS Medway (F 25). She was hit by U-372 on 30 Jun 1942.


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

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