WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-81

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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
9 Sep 1941Friedrich Guggenberger Empire Springbuck5,591brSC-42A
10 Sep 1941Friedrich Guggenberger Sally Mærsk3,252brSC-42B
13 Nov 1941Friedrich Guggenberger HMS Ark Royal (91)22,600brC
16 Apr 1942Friedrich Guggenberger FFL Vikings (P 41)1,150frD
16 Apr 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Caspia6,018brE
16 Apr 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Bab el Farag105agF
16 Apr 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Fatouh el Kher97agG
19 Apr 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Hefz el Rahman90agH
22 Apr 1942Friedrich Guggenberger El Saadiah122agI
22 Apr 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Aziza100agJ
10 Jun 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Havre2,073brAT-49K
10 Nov 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Garlinge2,012brL
13 Nov 1942Friedrich Guggenberger Maron6,487brTorchM
10 Feb 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Saroena (d.)6,671nlN
11 Feb 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Al Kasbanah110agO
11 Feb 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Dolphin135plP
11 Feb 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Husni107lbQ
11 Feb 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Sabah el Kheir36agR
20 Mar 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Bourghieh244agS
20 Mar 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Mawahab Allah77syT
28 Mar 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Rousdi133agU
17 Jun 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Yoma8,131brGTX-2V
25 Jun 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Nisr80agW
26 Jun 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Toufic Allah75syX
26 Jun 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Nelly80syY
27 Jun 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Michalios3,742grZ
22 Jul 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Empire Moon (t.)7,472br
18 Nov 1943Johann-Otto Krieg Empire Dunstan2,887brAH-9

27 ships sunk (73,006 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,671 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

Note on map. U-81 sank or damaged 28 Allied ships. Our map markers only have 26 labels (A-Z) at this time. This is why some of the markers have no label but otherwise work just fine. The markers are sorted by date, the first 26 successes have labels. This only affects about 20 of the most successful U-boats.

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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