HX-212Homeward from Halifax (North Atlantic)
26 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942
|The Convoy||45 ships|
|First sighting||On 26 Oct 1942 by U-436|
The American escort group A3 (Cdr. Lewis) consisting of the destroyer Badger, the cutter Campbell, the British corvette Dianthus and the Canadian corvettes Rosthern, Trillium, Alberni, Summerside and Ville de Quebec.
The wolfpack Puma of 13 boats
After the fruitless pursuit of convoy ON-139, the patrol line Puma is reinforced and searches further. On the 26th U-436 runs into HX-212. In the night this boat attacks and scores hits with all her five torpedoes. One ship is sunk and two are damaged. U-606 damages a large ship and finishes off one ship damaged by U-436. Then this large ship is again torpedoed by U-606 and U-624 also before it sinks. U-621 and U-563 have no success.
On the 29th the air escort drives off all boats trying to close in and the operation is broken off.
Article compiled by Tom Linclau
Ships hit from convoy HX-212
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Frontenac (d.)||7,350||nw|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Gurney E. Newlin (d.)||8,225||am|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||HMS LCT-2281 [Trans.]||291||br|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Sourabaya||10,107||br|
|28 Oct 1942||U-606||Hans-Heinrich Döhler||Kosmos II (d.)||16,966||nw|
|28 Oct 1942||U-606||Hans-Heinrich Döhler||Gurney E. Newlin||8,225||am|
|29 Oct 1942||U-224||Hans-Karl Kosbadt||Bic Island||3,921||ca|
|29 Oct 1942||U-624||Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen||HMS LCT-2190 [Trans.]||291||br|
|29 Oct 1942||U-624||Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen||HMS LCT-2192 [Trans.]||291||br|
|29 Oct 1942||U-624||Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen||HMS LCT-2284 [Trans.]||291||br|
|29 Oct 1942||U-624||Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen||Kosmos II||16,966||nw|
|29 Oct 1942||U-624||Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen||Pan-New York||7,701||am|
|29 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Barrwhin||4,998||br|
10 ships sunk (53,082 tons) and 3 ships damaged (32,541 tons).
78 convoys on route HX were hit by U-boats in the war.