Ship losses by month

May 1941

This is the full listing of all ships hit during May 1941. You can click on any of the links for further information on either ship, U-boat, commander or convoy.

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Samsø1,494br
1 May 1941U-552Erich Topp Nerissa5,583brHX-121
2 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Capulet8,190brHX-121
3 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Wray Castle4,253br
3 May 1941U-95Gerd Schreiber Taranger4,873nw
4 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Japan5,230swOB-310
5 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Queen Maud4,976brOB-309
6 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Dunkwa4,752brOB-310
6 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Surat5,529br
6 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Oakdene4,255brOG-59
6 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Emanuel166fa
6 May 1941U-97Udo Heilmann HMS Camito (F 77)6,833br
6 May 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Sangro6,466it
7 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch Eastern Star5,658nwOB-318
7 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch Ixion10,263brOB-318
8 May 1941U-97Udo Heilmann Ramillies4,553brOB-317
9 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze City of Winchester7,120brOB-313
9 May 1941U-110Fritz-Julius Lemp Bengore Head2,609brOB-318
9 May 1941U-110Fritz-Julius Lemp Esmond4,976brOB-318
9 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Empire Cloud (d.)5,969brOB-318
9 May 1941U-201Adalbert Schnee Gregalia5,802brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Aelybryn (d.)4,986brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Empire Caribou4,861brOB-318
10 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Gand5,086beOB-318
11 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze City of Shanghai5,828brOB-313
13 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Benvrackie6,434brOB-312
13 May 1941U-111Wilhelm Kleinschmidt Somersby5,170brSC-30
13 May 1941U-98Robert Gysae HMS Salopian (F 94)10,549brSC-30
15 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Benvenue5,920brOB-314
15 May 1941U-43Wolfgang Lüth Notre Dame du Châtelet488fr
16 May 1941U-105Georg Schewe Rodney Star11,803br
17 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Marisa8,029nl
18 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Piako8,286br
19 May 1941U-96Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock Empire Ridge2,922brHG-61
20 May 1941U-109Hans-Georg Fischer Harpagus5,173brHX-126
20 May 1941U-111Wilhelm Kleinschmidt San Felix (d.)13,037brOB-322
20 May 1941U-138Franz Gramitzky Javanese Prince8,593br
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth British Security8,470brHX-126
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Cockaponset5,995brHX-126
20 May 1941U-556Herbert Wohlfarth Darlington Court4,974brHX-126
20 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch John P. Pedersen6,128nwHX-126
20 May 1941U-94Herbert Kuppisch Norman Monarch4,718brHX-126
20 May 1941U-98Robert Gysae Rothermere5,356brHX-126
21 May 1941U-69Jost Metzler Robin Moor4,999am
21 May 1941U-69Jost Metzler Tewkesbury4,601br
21 May 1941U-93Claus Korth Elusa6,235nlHX-126
21 May 1941U-98Robert Gysae Marconi7,402brOB-322
22 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze British Grenadier6,857br
22 May 1941U-111Wilhelm Kleinschmidt Barnby4,813brHX-126
23 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Berhala6,622nlOB-318
24 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Marionga4,236grOB-317
24 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Vulcain4,362brOB-317
25 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Radames3,575ag
25 May 1941U-103Viktor Schütze Wangi Wangi7,789nl
27 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Colonial5,108brOB-318
28 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Papalemos3,748gr
29 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Tabaristan6,251br
29 May 1941U-557Ottokar Arnold Paulssen Empire Storm7,290brHX-128
30 May 1941U-106Jürgen Oesten Silveryew6,373br
30 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Empire Protector6,181br
31 May 1941U-106Jürgen Oesten Clan Macdougall6,843br
31 May 1941U-107Günter Hessler Sire5,664brOB-320
31 May 1941U-147Eberhard Wetjen Gravelines (t.)2,491brHX-127
31 May 1941U-204Walter Kell Holmsteinn16is
31 May 1941U-38Heinrich Liebe Rinda6,029nw
31 May 1941U-69Jost Metzler Sangara (t.)5,445br

63 ships sunk (351,294 tons) and 3 ships damaged (23,992 tons).

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Ships Attacked by U-boats