Ship losses by month

January 1944

This is the full listing of all ships hit during January 1944. 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
3 Jan 1944U-744Heinz Blischke Empire Housman7,359brON-217
7 Jan 1944U-305Rudolf Bahr HMS Tweed (K 250)1,370br
9 Jan 1944unknown HMS Abelia (K 184) (d.)925brOS-64
11 Jan 1944U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Triona (d.)7,283br
16 Jan 1944U-20Karl Grafen Vaijan Kutur’e (t.)7,602sj
16 Jan 1944U-960Günther Heinrich Sumner I. Kimball7,176amON-219
20 Jan 1944U-188Siegfried Lüdden Fort Buckingham7,122br
25 Jan 1944U-188Siegfried Lüdden Fort la Maune7,130br
25 Jan 1944U-278Joachim Franze Penelope Barker7,177amJW-56A
25 Jan 1944U-360Klaus-Helmuth Becker HMS Obdurate (G 39) (d.)1,540brJW-56A
26 Jan 1944U-188Siegfried Lüdden Samouri7,219br
26 Jan 1944U-188Siegfried Lüdden Surada5,427br
26 Jan 1944U-360Klaus-Helmuth Becker Fort Bellingham (d.)7,153brJW-56A
26 Jan 1944U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Walter Camp7,176am
26 Jan 1944U-716Hans Dunkelberg Andrew G. Curtin7,200amJW-56A
26 Jan 1944U-716Hans Dunkelberg USS PTC-39 [Trans.]54amJW-56A
26 Jan 1944U-957Gerd Schaar Fort Bellingham7,153brJW-56A
26 Jan 1944U-957Gerd Schaar USS PTC-3854amJW-56A
29 Jan 1944U-188Siegfried Lüdden Olga E. Embiricos4,677grCB-7
30 Jan 1944U-278Joachim Franze HMS Hardy (R 08)1,810brJW-56B

16 ships sunk (85,706 tons) and 4 ships damaged (16,901 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
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[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

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