Convoy battles

OG-71

United Kingdom - Gibraltar (North Atlantic)

17 Aug 1941 - 23 Aug 1941

The Convoy22 ships
First sightingOn 17 Aug 1941 by U-201
EscortsSloop Leigh
destroyer RNoN Bath
corvettes Campala, Hydrangea, Bluebell, Campion, Wallflower and Zinnia A/S trawler Lord Nuffield

Addition from 20.8; destroyers Gurkha and Legion, from 21.8 destroyer Boreas.


U-boats

U-75, U-559 *, U-204 *, U-83, U-106, U-201 *, U-564 * and U-552 *

* U-boats that fired torpedo or used the deck gun


The battle

Contact was lost from the 19th until the 21st, when Fw-200 locates it, when the shadower U-106 was driven off. But the U-boats establish contact on the 22nd by the U-201 and maintained until the 23rd.

8 ships are sunk for 13,225 tons, no additional ships are damaged. 2 escorts sunk.

Article compiled by Tom Linclau


Ships hit from convoy OG-71

DateU-boatCommanderName of ship GRT  Nat.
19 Aug 1941 U-201  Adalbert Schnee Aguila 3.255 br
19 Aug 1941 U-201  Adalbert Schnee Ciscar 1.809 br
19 Aug 1941 U-204  Walter Kell HNoMS Bath (I 17)1.060 nw
19 Aug 1941 U-559  Hans Heidtmann Alva 1.584 br
22 Aug 1941 U-564  Reinhard Suhren Clonlara 1.203 ir
22 Aug 1941 U-564  Reinhard Suhren Empire Oak 484 br
23 Aug 1941 U-201  Adalbert Schnee Aldergrove 1.974 br
23 Aug 1941 U-201  Adalbert Schnee Stork 787 br
23 Aug 1941 U-552  Erich Topp Spind2.129 nw
23 Aug 1941 U-564  Reinhard Suhren HMS Zinnia (K 98) 900 br

Convoy info: S = straggler, D = dispersed, R = Romper

10 ships sunk with a total of 15.185 tons from convoy OG-71

Convoy battles

The Convoys