WWII U-boat Successes

Ships hit by U-56

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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
2 Dec 1939Wilhelm Zahn Eskdene (d.)3,829brHN-3A
3 Dec 1939Wilhelm Zahn Rudolf2,119swB
23 Jan 1940Wilhelm Zahn Onto [Mine]1,333fiC
5 Aug 1940Otto Harms Boma5,408brOB-193D
10 Aug 1940Otto Harms HMS Transylvania (F 56)16,923brE

4 ships sunk (25,783 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,829 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

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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