24 Dec 1943 - 24 Dec 1943
|The Convoy||13 ships|
|First sighting||On 24 Dec 1943 by U-515|
When leaving Freetown on 20 December:
* U-boats that fired torpedo or used the deck gun
On 20 Dec, 1943, the coastal convoy STL-8 left Freetown with 12 merchant ships and HM BYMS-2017 (J 817) bound to several West African ports. There were warnings about U-boat activities along its route, but the convoy arrived safely at its destination Lagos on 28 December. However, the Dumana had lost contact with the convoy together with HMS Arran and HMS Southern Pride and was sunk by U-515 on 24 December.
Ships hit from convoy STL-8
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.|
|24 Dec 1943||U-515||Werner Henke||Dumana||8,427||br|
1 ship sunk (8,427 tons).
2 convoys on route STL were hit by U-boats in the war.