Convoy battles


Trinidad, southeastward (Central Atlantic)

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The Convoy17 ships
First sightingOn 0000
EscortsDutch minelayer HNMS Jan van Brakel (M 80), US destroyer USS Blakeley (DD 150) and the submarine chasers USS PC-563, USS PC-589, USS PC-565 and USS PC-624


The battle

The convoy TRIN-16 left Trinidad in the morning of 9 Oct, 1942. Three of its 17 ships were sunk by U-boats when they proceeded independently to their destinations after the convoy had been dispersed during the night of 11/12 October.

Ships hit from convoy TRIN-16

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat.Map
31 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Aldington Court4,891brA
2 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Aegeus4,538grB

2 ships sunk (9,429 tons).

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Locations of ships hit from TRIN-16 (35).

sunk ship.

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

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