Ships hit during WWI

Ship losses by Month

May 1915

The British Steamer Dumfries. She was hit by U 27 on 19 May 1915.

This is the full listing of all ships hit during May 1915. You can click on any of the links for further information on either ship, U-boat, commander or convoy.

Ships hit by U-boats during May 1915

DateU-boat Commander Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
1 May 1915 U 30Erich von Rosenberg-Gruszczynski EdaleSteamer3,110br
1 May 1915 U 30Erich von Rosenberg-Gruszczynski  Europesteamer1,887fr
1 May 1915 U 30Erich von Rosenberg-Gruszczynski  Gulflight (d.)Tanker5,189am
1 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann BalduinSteamer1,059nw
1 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann ElsaSailing vessel120sw
1 May 1915 UB 6Erich Haecker  RecruitDestroyer335br
2 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann St. Louis No. 1Trawler211br
2 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann SunrayTrawler165br
2 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen  AmericaSteamer3,706nw
2 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen CruiserTrawler146br
2 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen MartabanTrawler148br
2 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen MercuryTrawler222br
2 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen St. GeorgeTrawler215br
3 May 1915 U 30Erich von Rosenberg-Gruszczynski MinterneSteamer3,018br
3 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann Scottish QueenTrawler125br
3 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen OscarSailing vessel107nw
3 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen Roxane (p.)Steamer355sw
3 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß Bob WhiteTrawler191br
3 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß CoquetTrawler176br
3 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß HectorTrawler179br
3 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß HeroTrawler173br
3 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß IolantheTrawler179br
3 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß Northward Ho Trawler180br
3 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß ProgressTrawler273br
4 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann ElsaSailing vessel329sw
4 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß RugbyTrawler205br
5 May 1915 U 20Walther Schwieger Earl Of LathomSailing vessel132br
5 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann SceptreFishing vessel166br
5 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß StratonTrawler198br
6 May 1915 U 20Walther Schwieger CandidateSteamer5,858br
6 May 1915 U 20Walther Schwieger CenturionSteamer5,495br
6 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann TruroSteamer836br
6 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß Merrie IslingtonTrawler147br
7 May 1915 U 20Walther Schwieger  LusitaniaPassenger steamer30,396br
7 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann BeningtonTrawler131br
8 May 1915 U 36Ernst Graeff  Lilian DrostSteamer1,966da
8 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß  DonSteamer939br
8 May 1915 U 9Johannes Spieß  Queen WilhelminaSteamer3,590br
10 May 1915 U 36Ernst Graeff Björn (p.)Steamer1,241sw
10 May 1915 U 36Ernst Graeff  Niobe (p.)Steamer654nl
10 May 1915 U 39Walter Forstmann  Olga (p.)Steamer798da
15 May 1915 U 23Hans Schultheß  MarthaSteamer1,182da
18 May 1915 U 27Bernd Wegener DrumcreeSteamer4,052br
19 May 1915 U 23Hans Schultheß ChrysoliteTrawler222br
19 May 1915 U 23Hans Schultheß CrimondTrawler173br
19 May 1915 U 23Hans Schultheß LucerneTrawler154br
19 May 1915 U 27Bernd Wegener  DumfriesSteamer4,121br
21 May 1915 U 27Bernd Wegener GlenholmSailing vessel1,968br
22 May 1915 U 23Hans Schultheß  MinervaSteamer3,735nw
25 May 1915 U 21Otto Hersing  TriumphBattleship11,985br
25 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen Nebraskan (d.)Steamer4,409am
26 May 1915 U 16Leo Hillebrand  BettySteamer2,109da
26 May 1915 U 16Leo Hillebrand M. RoosvalSailing vessel309sw
26 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen MorwennaSteamer1,414br
27 May 1915 U 21Otto Hersing  MajesticBattleship14,900br
27 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen  CadebySteamer1,130br
28 May 1915 U 16Leo Hillebrand MarsSailing vessel251ru
28 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen EthiopeSteamer3,794br
28 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen SpennymoorSteamer2,733br
28 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen TullochmoorSteamer3,520br
29 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen CysneSteamer623pt
29 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen DixianaSteamer3,329br
29 May 1915 U 41Klaus Hansen GlenleeSteamer4,140br
29 May 1915 k.u.k. U12Egon Lerch VirginiaSteamer1,065gr
30 May 1915 U 16Leo Hillebrand  SøborgSteamer2,108da
30 May 1915 UB 8Ernst von Voigt  MerionPassenger steamer19,380br
 167,356
64 ships sunk (157,758 tons) and 2 ships damaged (9,598 tons).


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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).
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Map showing hips hit by U-boats during 1915-05

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sunk (18). damaged (1).

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19 map positions found. In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.

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Ships Attacked by U-boats during WWI