BC-2Beira, Mozambique - Capetown, South Africa (Indian Ocean)
1 Aug 1943 - 1 Aug 1943
|The Convoy||4 ships|
|First sighting||On 1 Aug 1943 by U-198|
|Escorts||British corvettes HMS Freesia (K 43) and HMS Rockrose (K 51) and three armed trawlers|
The convoy BC-2 left Beira on 31 July and was spotted the next day by U-198. The U-boat fired two torpedoes in a first attack, but missed. At 18.51 hours, the U-boat fired its last torpedo, which hit one freighter after 4 minutes and 10 seconds, an impressive 5000 metres away.
Article compiled by Rainer Kolbicz
Ships hit from convoy BC-2
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Map|
|1 Aug 1943||U-198||Werner Hartmann||Mangkalihat||8,457||nl||A|
1 ship sunk (8,457 tons).
This was the only convoy on route BC hit by U-boats in the war.