### Convoy Battles

# Famous Convoy Battles

This page shows the most important convoy battles during 1939-1943. During 1944 there were no real convoy battles to speak of and hardly in 1945, after May 1943 the wolfpacks were really a thing of the past and after that most U-boats faced the convoys on their own and had to deal with the escorts all by themselves.

Each battle could be last a week, have about 60-80 ships and a few thousand men fighting over shipping and goods worth several hundred million dollars. Stakes were indeed very high.

Convoy | Date located | U-boats | Losses | ||

## 1940 | |||||

HX-65 | 24 Aug 1940 | 5 U-boats | 1 ship sunk with a total of 6.665 tons | ||

HX-65A | 24 Aug 1940 | 4 U-boats | 4 ships sunk with a total of 23.151 tons | ||

HX-65B | 24 Aug 1940 | 1 U-boat | 1 ship sunk with a total of 7.468 tons | ||

HX-72 | 20 Sep 1940 | 9 U-boats | 11 ships sunk with a total of 72.727 tons | ||

SC-7 | 16 Oct 1940 | 7 U-boats | 20 ships sunk with a total of 79.592 tons | ||

HX-79 | 19 Oct 1940 | 5 U-boats | 12 ships sunk with a total of 75.069 tons | ||

HX-90 | 1 Dec 1940 | 7 U-boats | 11 ships sunk with a total of 73.958 tons | ||

## 1941 | |||||

HX-112 | 15 Mar 1941 | 5 U-boats | 5 ships sunk with a total of 34.505 tons | ||

HX-115 | 29 Mar 1941 | 1 U-boat | 3 ships sunk with a total of 13.032 tons | ||

SC-26 | 1 Apr 1941 | 8 U-boats | 10 ships sunk with a total of 51.969 tons | ||

OB-318 | 7 May 1941 | 4 U-boats | 9 ships sunk with a total of 50.985 tons | ||

HX-126 | 19 May 1941 | 11 U-boats | 9 ships sunk with a total of 51.862 tons | ||

OG-69 | 24 Jul 1941 | 8 U-boats | 7 ships sunk with a total of 11.303 tons | ||

OG-71 | 17 Aug 1941 | 8 U-boats | 10 ships sunk with a total of 15.185 tons | ||

SC-42 | 9 Sep 1941 | 19 U-boats | 16 ships sunk with a total of 68.259 tons | ||

HG-73 | 19 Sep 1941 | 5 U-boats | 10 ships sunk with a total of 25.818 tons | ||

SC-48 | 15 Oct 1941 | 9 U-boats | 11 ships sunk with a total of 49.835 tons | ||

HG-76 | 16 Dec 1941 | 10 U-boats | 4 ships sunk with a total of 18.383 tons | ||

## 1942 | |||||

NA-2 | 31 Jan 1942 | 4 U-boats | 1 ship sunk with a total of 1.190 tons | ||

ONS-67 | 21 Feb 1942 | 6 U-boats | 8 ships sunk with a total of 54.750 tons | ||

PQ-13 | 28 Mar 1942 | 9 U-boats | 2 ships sunk with a total of 11.507 tons | ||

ONS-92 | 11 May 1942 | 6 U-boats | 7 ships sunk with a total of 36.284 tons | ||

AT-46 | 20 May 1942 | 1 U-boat | 1 ship sunk with a total of 4.216 tons | ||

ONS-100 | 8 Jun 1942 | 6 U-boats | 5 ships sunk with a total of 20.478 tons | ||

PQ-17 | 1 Jul 1942 | 9 U-boats | 16 ships sunk with a total of 102.311 tons | ||

ON-115 | 29 Jul 1942 | 12 U-boats | 3 ships sunk with a total of 21.456 tons | ||

SC-94 | 5 Aug 1942 | 17 U-boats | 11 ships sunk with a total of 53.421 tons | ||

WAT-13 | 13 Aug 1942 | 1 U-boat | 1 ship sunk with a total of 1.311 tons | ||

ONS-122 | 22 Aug 1942 | 14 U-boats | 4 ships sunk with a total of 17.235 tons | ||

ON-127 | 9 Sep 1942 | 12 U-boats | 8 ships sunk with a total of 51.619 tons | ||

PQ-18 | 12 Sep 1942 | 5 U-boats | 3 ships sunk with a total of 19.689 tons | ||

SC-100 | 18 Sep 1942 | 17 U-boats | 5 ships sunk with a total of 26.331 tons | ||

QP-14 | 20 Sep 1942 | 7 U-boats | 6 ships sunk with a total of 23.474 tons | ||

SC-104 | 12 Oct 1942 | 17 U-boats | 8 ships sunk with a total of 43.970 tons | ||

HX-212 | 26 Oct 1942 | 13 U-boats | 6 ships sunk with a total of 51.918 tons | ||

SL-125 | 27 Oct 1942 | 10 U-boats | 12 ships sunk with a total of 80.005 tons | ||

SC-107 | 30 Oct 1942 | 16 U-boats | 15 ships sunk with a total of 82.817 tons | ||

ONS-144 | 15 Nov 1942 | 13 U-boats | 6 ships sunk with a total of 26.321 tons | ||

ON-153 | 15 Dec 1942 | 13 U-boats | 4 ships sunk with a total of 19.551 tons | ||

ONS-154 | 26 Dec 1942 | 19 U-boats | 14 ships sunk with a total of 69.893 tons | ||

## 1943 | |||||

TM-1 | 3 Jan 1943 | 14 U-boats | 7 ships sunk with a total of 56.453 tons | ||

SC-118 | 4 Feb 1943 | 20 U-boats | 11 ships sunk with a total of 59.765 tons | ||

ON-166 | 21 Feb 1943 | 19 U-boats | 14 ships sunk with a total of 88.001 tons | ||

UC-1 | 22 Feb 1943 | 11 U-boats | 3 ships sunk with a total of 26.682 tons | ||

SC-121 | 6 Mar 1943 | 26 U-boats | 12 ships sunk with a total of 55.661 tons | ||

HX-228 | 10 Mar 1943 | 19 U-boats | 5 ships sunk with a total of 25.515 tons | ||

UGS-6 | 12 Mar 1943 | 17 U-boats | 4 ships sunk with a total of 28.018 tons | ||

HX-229 | 16 Mar 1943 | 43 U-boats | 13 ships sunk with a total of 93.502 tons | ||

SC-122 | 17 Mar 1943 | 43 U-boats | 9 ships sunk with a total of 53.094 tons | ||

RS-3 | 27 Mar 1943 | 7 U-boats | 3 ships sunk with a total of 15.389 tons | ||

HX-231 | 4 Apr 1943 | 11 U-boats | 6 ships sunk with a total of 41.494 tons | ||

ONS-5 | 28 Apr 1943 | 55 U-boats | 13 ships sunk with a total of 61.958 tons | ||

TS-37 | 30 Apr 1943 | 1 U-boat | 7 ships sunk with a total of 43.255 tons | ||

## 1944 | |||||

JW-56A | 25 Jan 1944 | 4 U-boats | 4 ships sunk with a total of 21.584 tons |