Ship losses by month

December 1940

This is the full listing of all ships hit during December 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 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Appalachee8,826brHX-90
1 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Loch Ranza (d.)4,958brHX-90
1 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Palmella1,578brOG-46
2 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Kavak2,782brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-101Ernst Mengersen Lady Glanely5,497brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Gwalia1,258swOG-46
2 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Jeanne M.2,465brOG-46
2 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Pacific President7,113brOB-251
2 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Victor Ross12,247brOB-251
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Conch (d.)8,376brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Dunsley (d.)3,862brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-47Günther Prien Ville d’Arlon7,555beHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-52Otto Salman Goodleigh5,448brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-52Otto Salman Tasso1,586brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-94Herbert Kuppisch Stirlingshire6,022brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-94Herbert Kuppisch Wilhelmina6,725brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-95Gerd Schreiber Conch (d.)8,376brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer HMS Forfar (F 30)16,402brHX-90
2 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Samnanger4,276nwOB-251
3 Dec 1940U-140Hans-Peter Hinsch Victoria City4,739brHX-90
3 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Conch8,376brHX-90
4 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Daphne1,513swOG-46
6 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Skrim1,902nwOB-252
7 Dec 1940U-99Otto Kretschmer Farmsum5,237nlOB-252
8 Dec 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Calabria9,515brSLS-56
8 Dec 1940U-140Hans-Peter Hinsch Ashcrest5,652brSC-13
8 Dec 1940U-140Hans-Peter Hinsch Penang2,019fi
9 Dec 1940U-103Viktor Schütze Empire Jaguar5,186brOB-252
11 Dec 1940U-94Herbert Kuppisch Empire Statesman5,306brSLS-56
11 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Rotorua10,890brHX-92
11 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Towa5,419nlHX-92
12 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Macedonier5,227beHX-92
12 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Stureholm4,575swHX-92
13 Dec 1940U-43Wolfgang Lüth Orari (d.)10,350br
14 Dec 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Euphorbia3,380brOB-256
14 Dec 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Kyleglen3,670brOB-256
14 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Empire Razorbill (d.)5,118brOB-257
14 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Western Prince10,926br
16 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen San Carlos223sp
18 Dec 1940U-100Joachim Schepke Napier Star10,116br
18 Dec 1940U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Pendrecht (d.)10,746nlOB-259
19 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Rhône2,785fr
19 Dec 1940U-37Asmus Nicolai Clausen Sfax (Q 182)1,379fr
21 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Charles Pratt8,982pa
24 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Premier5,872brSLS-60
26 Dec 1940U-95Gerd Schreiber Waiotira (d.)12,823br
27 Dec 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Waiotira12,823br
27 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Risanger5,455nw
31 Dec 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Valparaiso3,760swHX-97
31 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Zeal (d.)8,532brOB-260

41 ships sunk (234,707 tons) and 9 ships damaged (73,141 tons).

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