Ship losses by month

May 1943

This is the full listing of all ships hit during May 1943. 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 May 1943U-107Harald Gelhaus Port Victor12,411br
1 May 1943U-182Asmus Nicolai Clausen Adelfotis5,838gr
1 May 1943U-515Werner Henke City of Singapore6,555brTS-37
1 May 1943U-515Werner Henke Clan Macpherson6,940brTS-37
1 May 1943U-515Werner Henke Mokambo4,996beTS-37
4 May 1943U-125Ulrich Folkers Lorient4,737brONS-5
4 May 1943U-129Hans-Ludwig Witt Panam7,277paNK-538
5 May 1943U-123Horst von Schroeter Holmbury4,566br
5 May 1943U-264Hartwig Looks Harperley4,586brONS-5
5 May 1943U-264Hartwig Looks West Maximus5,561amONS-5
5 May 1943U-266Ralf von Jessen Bonde1,570nwONS-5
5 May 1943U-266Ralf von Jessen Gharinda5,306brONS-5
5 May 1943U-266Ralf von Jessen Selvistan5,136brONS-5
5 May 1943U-358Rolf Manke Bristol City2,864brONS-5
5 May 1943U-358Rolf Manke Wentworth5,212brONS-5
5 May 1943U-584Joachim Deecke West Madaket5,565amONS-5
5 May 1943U-628Heinrich Hasenschar Harbury5,081brONS-5
5 May 1943U-638Oskar Staudinger Dolius5,507brONS-5
5 May 1943U-707Günter Gretschel North Britain4,635brONS-5
7 May 1943U-195Heinz Buchholz Samuel Jordan Kirkwood7,191am
7 May 1943U-89Dietrich Lohmann Laconikos3,803grSL-128
9 May 1943U-123Horst von Schroeter Kanbe6,244brTS-38
9 May 1943U-515Werner Henke Corneville4,544nw
11 May 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Tinhow5,232brDN-37
11 May 1943U-196Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat Nailsea Meadow4,962br
11 May 1943U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner Antigone4,545brSC-129
11 May 1943U-402Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner Grado3,082nwSC-129
12 May 1943U-195Heinz Buchholz Cape Neddick (d.)6,797am
12 May 1943U-221Hans-Hartwig Trojer Sandanger9,432nwHX-237
12 May 1943U-456Max-Martin Teichert Fort Concord7,138brHX-237
12 May 1943U-603Rudolf Baltz Brand4,819nwHX-237
13 May 1943U-176Reiner Dierksen Mambi1,983cuNC-18
13 May 1943U-176Reiner Dierksen Nickeliner2,249amNC-18
15 May 1943U-105Jürgen Nissen Maroussio Logothetis4,669gr
15 May 1943U-607Wolf Jeschonnek Irish Oak5,589ir
17 May 1943U-198Werner Hartmann Northmoor4,392brLMD-17
17 May 1943U-657Heinrich Göllnitz Aymeric5,196brONS-7
18 May 1943U-414Walther Huth Empire Eve5,979brKMS-14
18 May 1943U-414Walther Huth Fort Anne (d.)7,134brKMS-14
19 May 1943U-161Albrecht Achilles Angelus255ca
20 May 1943U-197Robert Bartels Benakat4,763nl
27 May 1943U-181Wolfgang Lüth Sicilia1,633sw
28 May 1943U-154Oskar-Heinz Kusch Cardinal Gibbons (d.)7,191amBT-14
28 May 1943U-154Oskar-Heinz Kusch Florida (d.)8,580amBT-14
28 May 1943U-154Oskar-Heinz Kusch John Worthington (t.)8,166amBT-14
28 May 1943U-177Robert Gysae Agwimonte6,679amCD-20
28 May 1943U-177Robert Gysae Storaas7,886nwCD-20
29 May 1943U-198Werner Hartmann Hopetarn5,231br
30 May 1943U-126Siegfried Kietz Flora MacDonald (t.)7,177amTS-41

45 ships sunk (237,182 tons) and 4 ships damaged (29,702 tons).

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