WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-53

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Date Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
15 Sep 1939Ernst-Günter Heinicke Cheyenne8,825br
17 Sep 1939Ernst-Günter Heinicke Kafiristan5,193br
11 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Snestad4,114nw
11 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Imperial Transport (d.)8,022br
12 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Dalarö3,927sw
13 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Norna1,022sw
14 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Martin Goldschmidt2,095da
18 Feb 1940Harald Grosse Banderas2,140sp

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

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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

In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.

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