Convoy battles


Homeward from Halifax (North Atlantic)

15 Mar 1941 - 17 Mar 1941

The Convoy41 ships
First sightingOn 15 Mar 1941 by U-110
EscortsEscort Group (EG) 5 (Donald Macintyre)


U-37 (Clausen), U-74 (Kentrat), U-99 (Kretschmer), U-100 (Schepke), U-110 (Lemp)

The battle

Ships hit from convoy HX-112

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat.Map
16 Mar 1941U-99Otto Kretschmer Beduin8,136nwA
16 Mar 1941U-99Otto Kretschmer Franche Comte (d.)9,314brB
16 Mar 1941U-99Otto Kretschmer J.B. White7,375caC
16 Mar 1941U-99Otto Kretschmer Korshamn6,673swD
16 Mar 1941U-110Fritz-Julius Lemp Erodona (d.)6,207brE
16 Mar 1941U-99Otto Kretschmer Venetia5,728brF
16 Mar 1941U-99Otto Kretschmer Ferm6,593nwG

5 ships sunk (34,505 tons) and 2 ships damaged (15,521 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

77 convoys on route HX were hit by U-boats in the war. Read more about them.

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