Ship losses by month

January 1940

This is the full listing of all ships hit during January 1940. You can click on any of the links for further information on either ship, U-boat, commander or convoy.

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Jan 1940U-58Herbert Kuppisch Lars Magnus Trozelli1,951sw
3 Jan 1940U-58Herbert Kuppisch Svartön2,475swHN-6
6 Jan 1940U-13Heinz Scheringer City of Marseilles (d.) [Mine]8,317br
9 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Manx1,343nw
11 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Fredville1,150nw
11 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp El Oso [Mine]7,267brHX-14B
12 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Danmark (t.)10,517da
13 Jan 1940U-20Karl-Heinz Moehle Sylvia1,524sw
15 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Arendskerk7,906nl
15 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Fagerheim1,590nw
16 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Gracia (d.) [Mine]5,642brOB-72
16 Jan 1940U-33Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky Inverdargle [Mine]9,456br
16 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Panachrandos4,661gr
17 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Enid1,140nw
17 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Polzella4,751br
17 Jan 1940U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp Cairnross [Mine]5,494brOB-74
18 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Pajala6,873sw
18 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Canadian Reefer1,831da
18 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Foxen1,304sw
18 Jan 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Flandria1,179sw
19 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Telnes1,694nw
19 Jan 1940U-59Harald Jürst Quiberon1,296fr
19 Jan 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Patria1,188sw
20 Jan 1940U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Caroni River [Mine]7,807br
20 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Ekatontarchos Dracoulis5,329gr
20 Jan 1940U-57Claus Korth Miranda1,328nw
21 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch Ferryhill [Mine]1,086br
21 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch HMS Exmouth (H 02)1,475br
21 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch Tekla1,469da
21 Jan 1940U-28Günter Kuhnke Protesilaus (t.) [Mine]9,577br
21 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Andalusia1,357sw
22 Jan 1940U-25Viktor Schütze Songa2,589nw
22 Jan 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Gothia1,640sw
22 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Segovia1,387nw
22 Jan 1940U-61Jürgen Oesten Sydfold2,434nw
23 Jan 1940U-18Ernst Mengersen Bisp1,000nw
23 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Baltanglia1,523br
23 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Pluto1,598nw
23 Jan 1940U-56Wilhelm Zahn Onto [Mine]1,333fi
24 Jan 1940U-23Otto Kretschmer Varild1,085nw
24 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Alsacien3,819fr56-KS
25 Jan 1940U-14Herbert Wohlfarth Biarritz1,752nw
25 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Everene4,434le
25 Jan 1940U-19Joachim Schepke Gudveig1,300nw
25 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Tourny2,769fr56-KS
26 Jan 1940U-57Claus Korth HMS Durham Castle [Mine]8,240br
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt England2,319da
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Faro (t.)844nw
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Fredensborg2,094da
27 Jan 1940U-20Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt Hosanger1,591nw
28 Jan 1940U-22Karl-Heinrich Jenisch Eston [Mine]1,487brFN-81
28 Jan 1940U-34Wilhelm Rollmann Eleni Stathatou5,625gr
28 Jan 1940U-44Ludwig Mathes Flora2,980gr
29 Jan 1940U-51Dietrich Knorr Eika1,503nw
30 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Keramiai5,085grOA-80G
30 Jan 1940U-55Werner Heidel Vaclite5,026brOA-80G
31 Jan 1940U-13Max-Martin Schulte Start1,168nw
31 Jan 1940U-21Wolf-Harro Stiebler Vidar1,353da

56 ships sunk (173,996 tons) and 2 ships damaged (13,959 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

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