Convoy routes

Convoy route SL

CodeSL
RouteSierra Leone (Freetown) - UK
AreaNorth Atlantic, Central Atlantic
Notes

Convoys from Freetown to the UK, sometimes with ships joining from Gibraltar in a convoy with suffix G, later in the war usually combined off Gibraltar with MKS convoys coming from the Mediterranean. Sometimes sailed in two parts with faster or slower ships in a convoy with the same number and the prefix F (fast) or slow (S)

ConvoysDateLosses

1939

SL-7ANov 19391 ship sunk with a total of 4,915 tons.
SL-8BNov 19391 ship sunk with a total of 5,144 tons.

1940

SL-34Jun 19402 ships sunk with a total of 9,264 tons.
SL-36Jun 19403 ships sunk with a total of 23,813 tons.
SL-38Jul 19401 ship sunk with a total of 4,581 tons.
SL-40Aug 19401 ship sunk with a total of 4,360 tons.
SL-41Aug 19401 ship sunk with a total of 4,966 tons.
SL-43Aug 19401 ship sunk with a total of 15,007 tons.
SL-53Nov 19401 ship sunk with a total of 4,791 tons.

1941

SL-64Feb 19411 ship sunk with a total of 5,237 tons.
SL-67Mar 19415 ships sunk with a total of 29,388 tons.
SL-68Mar 19417 ships sunk with a total of 38,006 tons.
SL-76Jun 19412 ships sunk with a total of 4,004 tons.
SL-78Jun 19418 ships sunk with a total of 40,401 tons.
SL-81Aug 19415 ships sunk with a total of 23,190 tons.
SL-87Sep 19417 ships sunk with a total of 33,290 tons.
SL-89Oct 19412 ships sunk with a total of 9,380 tons.

1942

SL-98Jan 19421 ship sunk with a total of 1,546 tons.
SL-109May 19421 ship sunk with a total of 3,491 tons.
SL-111Jun 19421 ship sunk with a total of 6,914 tons.
SL-118Aug 19424 ships sunk with a total of 27,899 tons.
SL-119Aug 19423 ships sunk with a total of 20,026 tons.
SL-125Oct 194212 ships sunk with a total of 80,005 tons.

1943

SL-126Mar 19434 ships sunk with a total of 28,833 tons.
SL-128May 19431 ship sunk with a total of 3,803 tons.
SL-138Oct 19431 ship sunk with a total of 2,968 tons.

1944

SL-150Mar 19441 ship sunk with a total of 1,015 tons.

27 SL convoys successfully attacked in the war.
78 ships were sunk with a total of 436,237 GRT.

Map of ships hit from convoy route SL

Locations of ships hit from convoy route SL (92).

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