Convoy battles


Trinidad, southeastward (Central Atlantic)


The Convoy17 ships
First sightingOn
EscortsDutch minelayer HNMS Jan van Brakel (M 80), US destroyer USS Blakeley (DD 150) and the submarine chasers USS PC-563, USS PC-589, USS PC-565 and USS PC-624


The battle

The convoy TRIN-16 left Trinidad in the morning of 9 Oct, 1942. Three of its 17 ships were sunk by U-boats when they proceeded independently to their destinations after the convoy had been dispersed during the night of 11/12 October.

Ships hit from convoy TRIN-16

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat.Map
31 Oct 1942U-172Carl Emmermann Aldington Court4,891brA
2 Nov 1942U-177Robert Gysae Aegeus4,538grB

2 ships sunk (9,429 tons).

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10 convoys on route TRIN were hit by U-boats in the war. Read more about them.

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