APPENDIX J

German, Italian and Japanese U-Boats Sunk

1st January, 1942 - 31st May, 1943

 


Table I. German U-boats

Number Date Name and task of killer Area
U-577 9 Jan. '42 Aircraft of 230 Squadron - air patrol Eastern Mediterranean
U-374 12 Jan. '42 Unbeaten - S/M Patrol Eastern Mediterranean
U-93 15 Jan. '42 Hesperus - sea escort North Atlantic
U-581 2 Feb '42 Westcott - sea escort North Atlantic
U-82 6 Feb '42 Rochester and Tamarisk - sea escort North Atlantic
U-656 1 Mar. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 82 - air escort Off Newfoundland
U-133 14 Mar. '42 Mine Aegean
U-503 15 Mar. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 82 - air escort South East of Newfoundland
U-655 24 Mar. '42 Sharpshooter - sea escort Arctic
U-587 27 Mar. '42 Leamington, Grove, Aldenham and Volunteer - sea escort North Atlantic
U-585 29 Mar. '42 Fury - sea escort Arctic
U-702 ? Apr. '42 Unknown North Sea
U-85 14 Apr. '42 U.S.S. Roper - on passage East coast of U.S.A.
U-252 14 Apr. '42 Stork and Vetch - sea escort North Atlantic
U-573 1 May '42 Aircraft of 233 Squadron - air patrol Western Mediterranean
U-74 2 May '42 Wishart, Wrestler and aircraft of 202 Squadron - air/sea patrol Western Mediterranean
U-352 9 May '42 U.S. Coastguard Icarus - sea patrol East coast of U.S.A.
U-568 28 May '42 Eridge, Hero and Hurworth - sea escort Eastern Mediterranean
U-652 2 June '42 Aircraft of 815 (F.A.A.) and 203 squadrons - air patrol Eastern Mediterranean
U-157 13 June '42 U.S. Coastguard Thetis - sea patrol Off Cuba
U-158 30 June '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 74 - air escort Bermuda area
U-215 3 July '42 Le Tiger - sea escort East coast of U.S.A.
U-502 5 July '42 Aircraft of 172 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-153 6 July '42
or
13 July '42
Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 59 - air patrol
          or
U.S.S. Lansdowne - sea patrol
Caribbean Sea
U-701 7 July '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 396 - air patrol East coast of U.S.A.
U-136 11 July '42 Spey, Pelican and Leopard (French) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-576 15 July '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 9 and U.S. M/V Unicoi - air/sea escort East coast of U.S.A.
U-751 17 July '42 Aircraft of Squadrons 502 and 61 - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-90 24 July '42 St. Croix (R.C.N.) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-213 31 July '42 Erne, Rochester and Sandwich - sea escort North Atlantic

 

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Table I. German U-boats (Contd.)

Number Date Name and task of killer Area
U-588 31 July '42 Wetaskiwin (R.C.N.) and Skeena (R.C.N.) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-754 31 July '42 Aircraft of R.C.A.F. Squadron 113 - air patrol Off Nova Scotia
U-166 1 Aug '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 212 - air escort Gulf of Mexico
U-335 3 Aug '42 Saracen - S/M Patrol Shetlands
U-372 4 Aug '42 Sikh, Zulu, Croome, Tetcott and aircraft of 203 Squadron - air/sea patrol Eastern Mediterranean
U-612 6 Aug '42 Accident Baltic
U-210 6 Aug '42 Assiniboine (R.C.N.) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-379 8 Aug '42 Dianthus - Sea escort North Atlantic
U-578 10 Aug '42 Aircraft of Czechoslavak Squadron 311 - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-464 20 Aug '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 73 - air escort Iceland
U-654 22 Aug '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 45 - air patrol Caribbean Sea
U-94 28 Aug '42 Oakville (R.C.N.) and aircraft of U.S. Squadron 92 - air/sea escort West Indies
U-756 1 Sept. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 73 - air escort North Atlantic
U-222 2 Sept. '42 Accident, collision Baltic
U-705 3 Sept. '42 Aircraft of 77 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-162 3 Sept. '42 Vimy, Pathfinder, and Quentin - sea escort West Indies
U-446 9 Sept. '42 Mine Off Danzig
U-88 12 Sept. '42 Faulknor - sea escort Arctic
U-589 14 Sept. '42 Onslow and aircraft from Avenger (825 Squadron) - carrier sea/air escort Arctic
U-261 15 Sept. '42 Aircraft of 58 Squadron - air patrol South of Faroes
U-457 16 Sept. '42 Impulsive - sea escort Arctic
U-253 23 Sept. '42 Aircraft of 210 Squadron - air escort Arctic
U-165 27 Sept. '42 Mine Bay of Biscay
U-512 2 Oct. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 99 - air patrol French Guiana
U-582 5 Oct. '42 Aircraft of 269 Squadron - air escort South of Iceland
U-179 8 Oct. '42 Active - sea escort Off Cape Town
U-171 9 Oct. '42 Mine Bay of Biscay
U-597 12 Oct. '42 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-661 15 Oct. '42 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-619 15 Oct. '42 Viscount - sea escort North Atlantic
U-353 16 Oct. '42 Fame - sea escort North Atlantic
U-216 20 Oct. '42 Aircraft of 224 Squadron Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-412 22 Oct. '42 Aircraft of 179 Squadron - air patrol N.E. of Faroes
U-599 24 Oct. '42 Aircraft of 224 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-627 27 Oct. '42 Aircraft of 206 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-520 30 Oct. '42 Aircraft of R.C.A.F. Squadron 10 - air escort North Atlantic
U-559 30 Oct. '42 Pakenham, Petard, Hero, Dulverton, Hurworth and aircraft of 47 Squadron - air/sea patrol Eastern Mediterranean
U-658 30 Oct. '42 Aircraft of R.C.A.F. Squadron 145 - air escort N.W. of Newfoundland
U-116 ? Oct. '42 Unknown Atlantic
U-132 5 Nov. '42 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-408 5 Nov. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 84 - air escort North of Iceland
U-272 12 Nov. '42 Accident, collision Baltic

 

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Table I. German U-boats (Contd.)

Number Date Name and task of killer Area
U-660 12 Nov. '42 Lotus and Starwort - sea escort Western Mediterranean
U-605 13 Nov. '42 Lotus and Poppy - sea escort Off Algiers
U-595 14 Nov. '42 Aircraft of 500 Squadron - air patrol Western Mediterranean
U-259 15 Nov. '42 Aircraft of 500 Squadron - air patrol Off Algiers
U-411 15 Nov. '42 Wrestler - sea escort West of Gibraltar
U-173 16 Nov. '42 U.S.S. Woolsey, Swanson and Quick - sea escort North Atlantic
U-331 17 Nov. '42 Aircraft of 500 Squadron and aircraft from Formidable (820 Squadron) - air patrol Western Mediterranean
U-98 19 Nov. '42 Aircraft of 608 Squadron - air patrol Western approaches to the Mediterranean
U-184 20 Nov. '42 Potentilla (Norwegian) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-517 21 Nov. '42 Aircraft from Victorious (817 Squadron) - carrier air escort North Atlantic
U-254 8 Dec. '42 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-611 10 Dec. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 84 - air escort North Atlantic
U-626 15 Dec. '42 U.S. Coastguard Ingham - sea escort North Atlantic
U-357 26 Dec. '42 Hesperus and Vanessa - sea escort North Atlantic
U-356 27 Dec. '42 St. Laurent, Chilliwack, Battleford and Napanee (all R.C.N.) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-164 6 Jan. '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 83 - air escort Off Brazil
U-224 13 Jan. '43 Ville de Quebec (R.C.N.) - sea escort Western Mediterranean
U-507 13 Jan. '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 84 - air escort Off Brazil
U-337 16 Jan. '43 Aircraft of 206 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-301 21 Jan. '43 Sahib - S/M patrol West of Corsica
U-553 ? Jan. '43 Unknown North Atlantic
U-265 3 Feb. '43 Aircraft of 220 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-187 4 Feb. '43 Vimy and Beverley - sea escort North Atlantic
U-609 7 Feb. '43 Lobelia (French) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-624 7 Feb. '43 Aircraft of 220 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-519 10 Feb. '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 2 - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-442 12 Feb. '43 Aircraft of 48 Squadron - air escort Western approaches to the Mediterranean
U-620 14 Feb. '43 Aircraft of 202 Squadron - air escort Off Portugal
U-529 15 Feb. '43 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-201 17 Feb. '43 Fame - sea escort North Atlantic
U-69 17 Feb. '43 Viscount -sea escort North Atlantic
U-205 17 Feb. '43 Paladin and aircraft of S.A.A.F. Squadron 15 - air/sea escort N.W. of Derna
U-562 19 Feb. '43 Isis, Hurley and aircraft of 38 Squadron - air/sea escort N.E. of Benghazi
U-268 19 Feb. '43 Aircraft of 172 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-623 21 Feb. '43 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-225 21 Feb. '43 U.S. Coastguard Spencer - sea escort North Atlantic
U-606 22 Feb. '43 U.S. Coastguard Campbell and Burza (Polish) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-443 23 Feb. '43 Bicester, Lamerton and Wheatland - sea patrol Off AlgiersOff Algiers
U-522 23 Feb. '43 Totland - sea escort North Atlantic
U-649 24 Feb. '43 Accident, collision Baltic
U-83 4 Mar. '43 Aircraft of 500 Squadron - air patrol Western Mediterranean
U-87 4 Mar. '43 Shediac and St. Croix (R.C.N.) - sea escort North Atlantic

 

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Table I. German U-boats (Contd.)

Number Date Name and task of killer Area
U-633 7 Mar. '43 Aircraft of 220 Squadron - air support South of Iceland
U-156 8 Mar. '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 53 - air patrol East of Barbados
U-444 11 Mar. '43 Harvester and Aconit (French) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-432 11 Mar. '43 Aconit (French) - sea escort North Atlantic
U-130 12 Mar. '43 U.S.S. Champlin - sea escort North Atlantic
U-5 19 Mar. '43 Accident, marine casualty Baltic
U-384 20 Mar. '43 Aircraft of 201 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-665 22 Mar. '43 Aircraft of 172 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-524 22 Mar. '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 1 - air patrol Canary Islands
U-469 25 Mar. '43 Aircraft of 206 Squadron - air patrol South of Iceland
U-169 27 Mar. '43 Aircraft of 206 Squadron - air patrol North Atlantic
U-77 28 Mar. '43 Aircraft of 223 and 48 Squadrons - air patrol Western Mediterranean
U-163 ? Mar. '43 Unknown Bay of Biscay
U-124 2 Apr. '43 Stonecrop and Black Swan - sea escort North Atlantic
U-167 5 Apr. '43 Aircraft of 223 Squadron - air patrol Canary Islands
U-635 6 Apr. '43 Tay - sea escort North Atlantic
U-632 6 Apr. '43 Aircraft of 86 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-644 7 Apr. '43 Tuna - S/M patrol Arctic
U-376 10 Apr. '43 Aircraft of 172 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-526 14 Apr. '43 Mine Bay of Biscay
U-175 17 Apr. '43 U.S. Coastguard Spencer - sea escort North Atlantic
U-602 23 Apr. '43 Unknown Off Algiers
U-189 23 Apr. '43 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-191 23 Apr. '43 Hesperus - sea escort North Atlantic
U-710 24 Apr. '43 Aircraft of 206 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-203 25 Apr. '43 Aircraft from Biter (811 Squadron) and Pathfinder - carrier air/sea escort North Atlantic
U-174 27 Apr. '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 125 - air escort Off Nova Scotia
U-227 30 Apr. '43 Aircraft of R.A.A.F. Squadron 455 - air patrol North of Faroes
U-332 2 May '43 Aircraft of R.A.A.F. Squadron 461 - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-659 3 May '43 Accident, collision North Atlantic
U-439 3 May '43 Accident, collision North Atlantic
U-630 4 May '43 Aircraft of R.C.A.F. Squadron 5 - air escort North Atlantic
U-465 4 May '43 Aircraft of 86 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-192 5 May '43 Pink - sea escort North Atlantic
U-638 5 May '43 Loosestrife - sea escort North Atlantic
U-125 6 May '43 Vidette - sea escort North Atlantic
U-531 6 May '43 Oribi - sea escort North Atlantic
U-438 6 May '43 Pelican - sea escort North Atlantic
U-447 7 May '43 Aircraft of 233 Squadron - air patrol Western approaches to the Mediterranean
U-109 7 May '43 Aircraft of R.A.A.F. Squadron 10 - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-663 7 May '43 Aircraft of 58 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-528 11 May '43 Fleetwood and aircraft of 58 Squadron - air/sea escort North Atlantic

 

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Table I. German U-boats (Contd.)

Number Date Name and task of killer Area
U-186 12 May '43 Hesperus - sea escort North Atlantic
U-89 12 May '43 Aircraft from Biter (811 Squadron) and Broadway and Lagan - carrier air/sea escort North Atlantic
U-456 13 May '43 Lagan, Drumheller (R.C.N.) and aircraft of R.C.A.F. Squadron 423 - air/sea escort North Atlantic
U-266 14 May '43 Aircraft of 86 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-657 14 May '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 84 - air escort North Atlantic
U-753 15 May '43 Unknown North Atlantic
U-176 15 May '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 62 and Cuban SC-13 - air/sea escort Off Florida
U-463 15 May '43 Aircraft of 58 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-182 16 May '43 U.S.S. Mackenzie - sea escort North Atlantic
U-128 17 May '43 U.S.S. Moffett and Jouett and aircraft of U.S. Squadron 74 - air/sea escort Off Brazil
U-640 17 May '43 Swale - sea escort North Atlantic
U-646 17 May '43 Aircraft of 269 Squadron - air patrol South of Iceland
U-954 19 May '43 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-209 19 May '43 Jed and Sennen - sea escort North Atlantic
U-273 19 May '43 Aircraft of 269 Squadron - air escort South of Icepand
U-381 19 May '43 Duncan and Snowflake - sea escort North Atlantic
U-258 20 May '43 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-303 21 May '43 Sickle - S/M patrol Off Toulon
U-569 22 May '43 Aircraft from U.S.S. Bogue - carrier air escort North Atlantic
U-752 23 May '43 Aircraft from Archer (819 Squadron) - carrier air patrol North Atlantic
U-414 25 May '43 Vetch - sea escort Western Mediterranean
U-467 25 May '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 84 - air escort North Atlantic
U-436 26 May '43 Test and Hyderabad - sea escort North Atlantic
U-304 28 May '43 Aircraft of 120 Squadron - air escort North Atlantic
U-755 28 May '43 Aircraft of 608 Squadron - air patrol Western Mediterranean
U-563 31 May '43 Aircraft of 58 and 228 Squadrons and R.A.A.F. Squadron 10 - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay
U-440 31 May '43 Aircraft of 201 Squadron - Bay air patrol Bay of Biscay

 

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Table II. Italian U-boats sunk 1st January, 1942 - 31st May, 1943

Name

Date Name and task of killer Area
Ammiraglio St. Bon 5 Jan. '42 Upholder - S/M patrol Off Sicily
Medusa 30 Jan. '42 Thorn - S/M patrol Adriatic
Ammiraglio Millo 14 Mar. '42 Ultimatum - S/M patrol Off Sicily
Guglielmotti 17 Mar. '42 Unbeaten - S/M patrol Off Sicily
Tricheco 18 Mar. '42 Upholder - S/M patrol Adriatic
Veniero 7 June '42 Aircraft of 202 Squadron - air patrol Balearic Islands
Zaffiro 9 June '42 Aircraft of 240 Squadron - air patrol Balearic Islands
Perla 9 July '42 Hyacinth - on passage. (Captured) Off Beirut
Ondina 11 July '42 Protea (S.A.N.F.), Southern Maid (S.A.N.F.) and aircraft of 700 Squadron (F.A.A.) - air/sea patrol Off Beirut
Pietro Calvi 14 July '42 Lulworth - sea escort South of Azores
Scire 10 Aug. '42 Islay - sea patrol Off Haifa
Cobalto 12 Aug. '42 Ithuriel and Pathfinder - sea escort Off Bizerta
Dagabur 12 Aug. '42 Wolverine - sea escort Off Algiers
Morosini ? Aug. '42 Unknown Bay of Biscay
Alabastro 14 Sept. '42 Aircraft of 202 Squadron - air patrol Off Algiers
Antonio Sciesa 7 Nov. '42 Aircraft of a U.S. Squadron - bombing Tobruk
Granito 9 Nov. '42 Saracen - S/M Patrol Off N.W. Sicily
Emo 10 Nov. '42 Lord Nuffield - sea escort Off Algiers
Dessie 28 Nov. '42 Quiberon (R.A.N.) and Quentin - sea patrol North of Bone
Porfido 6 Dec. '42 Tigris - S/M patrol South of Sardinia
Corallo 13 Dec. '42 Enchantress - sea escort Off Bougie
Uarsciek 15 Dec. '42 Petard and Queen Olga (Greek) - on passage South of Malta
Narvalo 14 Jan. '43 Pakenham, Hursley and aircraft - air/sea patrol S.E. of Malta
Tritone 19 Jan. '43 Port Arthur (R.C.N.) - sea escort Off Bougie
Santorre Santarosa 20 Jan. '43 M.T.B. 260 - sea patrol Off Tripoli
Avorio 8 Feb. '43 Regina (R.C.M.) - sea escort Off Philippeville
Malachite 9 Feb. '43 Dolfijn (Dutch S/M) - S/M patrol South of Sardinia
Asteria 17 Feb. '43 Wheatland and Easton - sea patrol Off Bougie
Delfino 23 Mar. '43 Accident, collision Off Taranto
Archimede 15 Apr. '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 83 - air patrol South Atlantic
Mocenigo 13 May '43 Aircraft of U.S. Squadrons - air raid Cagliari
Enrico Tazzoli 16 May '43 Aircraft of a British Squadron (possible) - air patrol Bay of Biscay
Gorgo 21 May '43 Unknown Mediterranean
Leonardo da Vinci 23 May '43 Active and Ness N.E. of Azores

 

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Table III. Japanese U-boats sunk, 7th December, 1941 - 31st May, 1943

Number Date Name and task of killer Area
I-170 10 Dec. '41 Aircraft from U.S.S. Enterprise North of Hawaii
RO-66 17 Dec. '41 Accident, marine casualty Off Wake Island
RO-60 29 Dec. '41 Accident, grounding Marshall Islands
I-160 17 Jan. '42 Jupiter - sea escort Off Java
I-124 20 Jan. '42 U.S.S. Edsall and H.M.A.S. Deloraine, Lithgow and Katoomba - sea patrol Off N. Australia
I-173 27 Jan. '42 U.S.S./M. Gudgeon - S/M patrol West of Midway Island
I-23 29 Jan. '42 U.S.S. Jarvis and Long - sea escort Off Hawaii
RO-30 26 Apr. '42 U.S.S./M. Tautog - S/M patrol West of Hawaii
I-28 17 May '42 U.S.S./M. Tautog - S/M patrol East of New Guinea
I-164 17 May '42 U.S.S./M. Tautog - S/M patrol South of Japan
RO-35 June '42 Accident, marine casualty Pacific
RO-32 9 July '42 U.S. Coastguard McLane, U.S.S. YP 251 and aircraft of R.C.A.F. Off Queen Charlotte Island
I-123 28 Aug. '42 U.S.S. Gamble - sea escort Solomon Islands
RO-33 29 Aug. '42 Arunta (R.A.N.) - sea escort S.E. of New Guinea
RO-61 31 Aug. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 43 and  U.S.S. Reid - air/sea patrol North of Aleutian Islands
RO-65 28 Sept. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron - air raid Aleutian Islands
I-30 Oct. '42 Mine Singapore
I-172 10 Nov. '42 U.S.S. Southard - on passage Solomon Islands
I-3 10 Dec. '42 U.S.S. PT-59 - sea patrol Solomon Islands
I-15 16 Dec. '42 Aircraft of U.S. Squadron 55 - air patrol Solomon Islands
I-4 20 Dec. '42 U.S.S./M. Seadragon - S/M patrol New Britain
I-22 25 Dec. '42 U.S.S. PT-122 Off New Guinea
I-18 2 Jan. '43 U.S.S./M. Grayback - S/M patrol Solomon Islands
I-1 29 Jan. '43 Kiwi and Moa (R.N.Z.N.) - sea patrol Solomon Islands
RO-102 11 Feb. '43 Aircraft from U.S.S. Helena and U.S.S. Fletcher - sea escort Solomon Islands
RO-34 4 Apr. '43 U.S.S. O'Bannon - sea patrol Solomon Islands
RO-107 28 May '43 U.S.S. SC-669 - sea patrol New Hebrides

 

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Table IV. Analysis of sinkings of German, Italian and Japanese U-boats by cause
1st January, 1942 - 31st May, 1943

Cause 1942 1943
(1st January - 31st May)
German Italian Japanese German Italian Japanese
Surface ships 32½ 9 8 29 5 3
Shore-based aircraft 35 3 1 45 2 ---
Ship-borne aircraft 1 --- --- 2 --- ---
Ships and shore-based aircraft 5 1 2 6 1 ---
Ships and ship-borne aircraft 1 --- --- 2 --- 1
Shore-based and ship-borne aircraft 1 --- --- --- --- ---
Submarines 2 7 5 3 1 1
Bombing raids --- 1 1 --- 1 ---
Mines laid by shore-based aircraft 3 --- 1 --- --- ---
Mines laid by ships --- --- 1 --- --- ---
Other causes 4 --- 1 4 1 ---
Causes unknown 2 1 --- 4 1 ---
TOTAL 87 22 19 96 12 5
NOTE: 1. In addition three Japanese U-boats were sunk in 1941, two attributed to accident, and one by ship-borne aircraft.
2. One of the German U-boats shown as being sunk by other causes in 1942 was lost in an old Greek minefield in the Aegean.
3. As the date of sinking of one German U-boat in 1942 is doubtful, it has been allotted half to a surface ship and half to shore based aircraft.

 

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