WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-53

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Please note that in the table below you can find a 'Map' column. This helps to find that particular attack on the map below.

Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Sep 1939Ernst-Günter Heinicke Cheyenne8,825brA
17 Sep 1939Ernst-Günter Heinicke Kafiristan5,193brB
 
11 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Snestad4,114nwC
11 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Imperial Transport (d.)8,022brD
12 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Dalarö3,927swE
13 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Norna1,022swF
14 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Martin Goldschmidt2,095daG
18 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Banderas2,140spH
 35,338

7 ships sunk (27,316 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,022 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Below is a map showing the locations of the attack(s) in question:

ship sunk or total loss (7). ship damaged (1).

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.
In other cases the posititions are too close and the markers overlap, not much we can do about that.

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