SC-95Sydney CB to UK (North Atlantic)
14 Aug 1942 - 16 Aug 1942
|First sighting||On 14 Aug 1942 by U-705|
|Escorts||American escort group A-3 (Paul Heineman) consisting of Coast Guard cutter Spencer, four-stack destroyer Schenck and four Canadian and two British corvettes.|
The convoy was spotted by the new outbound U-boat U-705 while joining wolf pack Lachs looking for westbound convoy ON-120. Only few boats managed to reach attack positions (U-705 sank one, U-605 missed freighter and U-256 also missed a freighter).
U-256 was shelled by an escort but escaped. Operations against SC-95 was surprisingly cancelled the next day in order to search for westbound (and thus empty) convoy ON-120.
Ships hit from convoy SC-95
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.|
|15 Aug 1942||U-705||Karl-Horst Horn||Balladier||3,279||am|
|16 Aug 1942||U-596||Gunter Jahn||Suecia||4,966||sw|
2 ships sunk (8,245 tons).
48 convoys on route SC were hit by U-boats in the war.