HX-126Homeward from Halifax (North Atlantic)
19 May 1941 - 22 May 1941
|First sighting||On 19 May 1941 by U-94|
U-94, U-556, U-111, U-98, U-94, U-93, U-46, U-66, U-557, U-94, U-74
The U-94 spots the convoy and before loosing contact manages to sinkn 2 ships. U-556 finds the convoy again the day after (the 20th) and in two attacks sinks 2 ships and damages a tanker. During the evening on the 20th U-111, U-98 and U-94 join the attack and the next morning the U-93 also joins. On May 22 U-66, U-46, U-557, U-74 also operate on the convoy.
Ships hit from convoy HX-126
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Map|
|20 May 1941||U-94||Herbert Kuppisch||Norman Monarch||4,718||br||A|
|20 May 1941||U-556||Herbert Wohlfarth||Darlington Court||4,974||br||B|
|20 May 1941||U-556||Herbert Wohlfarth||British Security||8,470||br||C|
|20 May 1941||U-556||Herbert Wohlfarth||Cockaponset||5,995||br||D|
|20 May 1941||U-98||Robert Gysae||Rothermere||5,356||br||E|
|20 May 1941||U-94||Herbert Kuppisch||John P. Pedersen||6,128||nw||F|
|20 May 1941||U-109||Hans-Georg Fischer||Harpagus||5,173||br||G|
|21 May 1941||U-93||Claus Korth||Elusa||6,235||nl||H|
|22 May 1941||U-111||Wilhelm Kleinschmidt||Barnby||4,813||br||I|
9 ships sunk (51,862 tons).
77 convoys on route HX were hit by U-boats in the war. Read more about them.