Convoy ONS 5 order of battle

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This is the order of battle during the battles around Convoy ONS 5 from 29 April to 6 May 1943.

Ships in the convoy[edit]

Name Flag Tonnage (GRT) Notes
Agios Georgios (1911)  Greece 4,248
Argon (1920)  United States 6,952 Escort Oiler
Baron Elgin (1933)  United Kingdom 3,942
Baron Graham (1925)  United Kingdom 3,242
Baron Semple (1939)  United Kingdom 4,573
HMCS Barrie  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 7 May - 12 May
Bengkalis (1918)  Netherlands 6,453
Berkel (1930)  Netherlands 2,130 After collision with Bornholm 25 Apr
Bonde (1936)  Norway 1,570 Sunk by U-266
Bornholm (1930)  United Kingdom 3,177 Collision With Berkel. Detached to Iceland
Bosworth (1919)  United Kingdom 6,672 Joined Ex-Iceland 26 Apr
Bristol City (1920)  United Kingdom 2,864 Sunk By U-358
British Lady (1923)  United Kingdom 6,098 Escort Oiler
HMCS Buctouche (K179)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 7 May - 12 May
Campus (1925)  United Kingdom 3,667
Commandant Dorise (1917)  United Kingdom 5,529
HMCS Cowichan (J146)  Royal Canadian Navy Escort 7 May - 12 May
Cydonia (1927)  United Kingdom 3,517
Director (1926)  United Kingdom 5,107
Dolius (1924)  United Kingdom 5,507 Sunk By U-638
HMS Duncan  Royal Navy Escort 22 Apr - 3 May
destroyer leader, Senior Officer's ship Escort Group B7
Dunsley (1929)  United Kingdom 3,862
Empire Advocate (1913)  United Kingdom 5,787 Put back with defects
Empire Gazelle (1920)  United Kingdom 4,848
Empire Planet (1923)  United Kingdom 4,290
Fana (1939)  Norway 1,375
Gharinda (1919)  United Kingdom 5,306 Sunk by U-266
Gudvor (1928)  Norway 2,280 Joined Ex-Iceland 26 Apr
Harbury (1933)  United Kingdom 5,081 Sunk by U-628
Harperley (1930)  United Kingdom 4,586 Sunk by U-264
HMS Impulsive  Royal Navy Escort 2 May - 3 May
Support Group EG 3
Isobel (1929)  Panama 1,515 Straggled, Notional date
Ivan Topic (1920)  Yugoslavia 4,943
HMS Jed  Royal Navy Escort 6 May - 8 May
River-class frigate Support Group EG 1
HMS Loosestrife (K105)  Royal Navy Escort 22 Apr - 3 May
Escort Group B7
Lorient (1921)  United Kingdom 4,737 Straggled, Sunk by U-125
Losada (1921)  United Kingdom 6,520
Mano (1925)  United Kingdom 1,418
McKeesport (1919)  United States 6,198 Sunk by U-258
Merton (1941)  United Kingdom 7,150
Modlin (1906)  Poland 3,569 Returned. Boiler defects
Nicolas (1910)  Greece 4,540
North Britain (1940)  United Kingdom 4,635 Straggled, Sunk by U-707
HMS Offa (G29)  Royal Navy Escort 2 May - 6 May
Support Group EG 3
Omega (1912)  United Kingdom 3,788
HMS Oribi (G66)  Royal Navy Escort 29 Apr - 6 May
Support Group EG 3
Ottinge (1940)  United Kingdom 2,870
HMS Panther (G41)  Royal Navy Escort 2 May - 3 May
Support Group EG 3
HMS Pelican (L86)  Royal Navy Escort 6 May - 8 May
Support Group EG 1
Penhale (1924)  United Kingdom 4,071 Straggled and arrived Reykjavik
HMS Penn (G77)  Royal Navy Escort 2 May - 3 May
Support Group EG 3
HMS Pink (K137)  Royal Navy Escort 22 Apr - 3 May
Escort Group B7
Rena (1924)  Norway 5,242
Sapelo (1919)  United States 5,422 Joined Ex-Iceland 26 Apr
Selvistan (1924)  United Kingdom 5,136 Sunk by U-266
HMS Sennen (Y21)  Royal Navy Escort 6 May - 8 May
Support Group EG 1
HMS Snowflake (K211)  Royal Navy Escort 22 Apr - 7 May
Escort Group B7
HMS Spey (K246)  Royal Navy Escort 6 May - 8 May
Support Group EG 1
HMS Sunflower (K41)  Royal Navy Escort 22 Apr - 3 May
Escort Group B7
HMS Tay (K232)  Royal Navy Escort 22 Apr - 7 May
Escort Group B7
Temple Arch (1940)  United Kingdom 5,138
USS Tarazed (AF-13) (1931)  United States 6,963 Joined Ex-Iceland 26 Apr
HMS Vidette (D48)  Royal Navy Escort 26 Apr - 3 May
Escort Group B7
HMS Wear (K230)  Royal Navy Escort 6 May - 8 May
Support Group EG 1
Wentworth (1919)  United Kingdom 5,212 Sunk By U-358 & HMS Loosestrife
West Madaket (1918)  United States 5,565 Sunk by U-584
West Maximus (1919)  United States 5,561 Sunk by U-264
Yearby (1929)  United Kingdom 5,666

Axis forces[edit]

U-boat[1] Type[2] Patrol[3] Sailed from[3] Gruppe Specht[3] Gruppe Amsel[3] Gruppe Star[4] Gruppe Amsel I[5] Gruppe Amsel II[5] Gruppe Fink[1] Notes
U-107 IXB 9th Lorient 24 April 3 May attacked by convoy escort 6 May;[6] returned to Lorient 26 May
U-125 IXC 7th Lorient 13 April 19 April 4 May torpedoed one ship 4 May; sunk by convoy escort 6 May[7]
U-168 IXC40 1st Kiel 9 March 19 April 4 May shadowed convoy 5 May;[8] returned to Lorient 18 May
U-192 IXC40 1st Kiel 13 April 27 April 4 May sunk by convoy escort 6 May[9]
U-209 VIIC 7th Kiel 6 April 27 April 4 May damaged by bomber 1800 4 May; and sank about 7 May[10]
U-223 VIIC 2nd Saint-Nazaire 15 April 22 April 3 May lightly damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[11] returned to Saint-Nazaire 24 May
U-226 VIIC 2nd Lorient 10 April 19 April 4 May lightly damaged by convoy escort;[12] returned to Saint-Nazaire 17 May
U-231 VIIC 1st Kiel 13 April 27 April 4 May attacked by convoy escort 5 May;[11] returned to La Pallice 31 May
U-258 VIIC 4th La Pallice 1 April 27 April 4 May torpedoed one ship 0730 29 April;[13] sunk by bomber 20 May[3]
U-260 VIIC 3rd Saint-Nazaire 12 March 19 April 4 May attacked by convoy escort 5 May;[14] returned to Saint-Nazaire 22 May
U-264 VIIC 3rd Saint-Nazaire 8 April 19 April 4 May torpedoed three ships on 5 May;[15] returned to Lorient 1 June
U-266 VIIC 2nd Saint-Nazaire 14 April 22 April 3 May torpedoed three ships and lightly damaged by convoy escort 5 May; sunk by bomber 15 May[16]
U-267 VIIC 2nd Saint-Nazaire 23 March lightly damaged by convoy escort;[12] returned to Saint-Nazaire 21 May
U-270 VIIC 1st Kiel 23 March 19 April 4 May heavily damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[17] returned to Saint-Nazaire 15 May
U-358 VIIC 2nd Saint-Nazaire 11 April 19 April 4 May torpedoed two ships on 5 May[15] and heavily damaged by convoy escort;[18] returned to Saint-Nazaire 15 May
U-377 VIIC 9th Brest 15 April 22 April 3 May returned to Brest 7 June
U-378 VIIC 7th Trondheim 12 April 27 April 4 May shadowed convoy 28 April[15] and 5 May;[8] returned to La Pallice 4 June
U-381 VIIC 3rd Saint-Nazaire 31 March 27 April 4 May shadowed convoy 30 April;[15] sunk 21 May
U-383 VIIC 3rd Brest 17 April 22 April 3 May returned to Brest 25 May
U-386 VIIC 1st Kiel 15 April 27 April heavily damaged by convoy escorts 28/29 April;[19] returned to Saint-Nazaire 11 May
U-402 VIIC 7th La Pallice 22 April 3 May returned to La Pallice 26 May
U-413 VIIC 3rd Brest 30 March 27 April 4 May lightly damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[20] returned to Brest 13 June
U-438 VIIC 4th Brest 31 March 19 April 4 May damaged by bomber 2045 4 May; sunk by Support Group 1 on 6 May[21]
U-504 IXC 6th Lorient 21 April 3 May returned to Bordeaux 29 May
U-514 IXC 3rd Lorient 15 April 19 April 4 May lightly damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[22] returned to Lorient 22 May
U-528 IXC40 1st Kiel 15 April 27 April heavily damaged by convoy escorts 28/29 April; sunk by bomber 11 May[19]
U-531 IXC40 1st Kiel 13 April 27 April 4 May sunk by convoy escort 5 May[23]
U-532 IXC40 1st Kiel 25 March 27 April heavily damaged by convoy escorts 29 April;[24] returned to Lorient 15 May
U-533 IXC40 1st Kiel 15 April 27 April 4 May lightly damaged by convoy escort 6 May;[25] returned Lorient 24 May
U-552 VIIC 12th Saint-Nazaire 4 April 27 April 4 May returned to Saint-Nazaire 13 June
U-575 VIIC 8th Saint-Nazaire 22 April 3 May lightly damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[26] returned to Saint-Nazaire 11 June
U-584 VIIC 9th Brest 23 March 19 April 4 May torpedoed one ship 5 May;[18] returned to Brest 24 May
U-614 VIIC 2nd Saint-Nazaire 12 April 19 April 4 May returned to Saint-Nazaire 24 May
U-621 VIIC 4th Brest 22 April 3 May attacked by convoy escort 5 May;[11] returned to Brest 3 June
U-628 VIIC 3rd Brest 8 April 19 April 4 May torpedoed two ships on 5 May;[15] returned to Brest 19 May
U-630 VIIC 1st Kiel 18 March 19 April 4 May sunk by convoy escort 6 May[27]
U-634 VIIC 2nd Lorient 15 April 22 April 3 May lightly damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[11] returned to Brest 23 May
U-638 VIIC 2nd La Pallice 20 April 3 May torpedoed one ship and sunk by convoy escort 5 May[28]
U-648 VIIC 1st Kiel 3 April 27 April 4 May heavily damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[29] returned to Brest 19 May
U-650 VIIC 1st Bergen 10 April 27 April 4 May found convoy 0900 28 April;[30] launched torpedoes 28 April;[15] damaged by 1st Support Group 6 May;[12] returned to Saint-Nazaire 28 June
U-662 VIIC 3rd Saint-Nazaire 23 March 19 April 4 May attacked by convoy escort 5 May;[31] returned to Saint-Nazaire 19 May
U-707 VIIC 2nd Saint-Nazaire 12 April 19 April 4 May torpedoed one ship 5 May and damaged by convoy escort;[32] returned to Bordeaux 31 May
U-710 VIIC 1st Kiel 15 April sunk by bomber 1730 24 April[33]
U-732 VIIC 1st Kiel 8 April 19 April 4 May heavily damaged by convoy escort 5 May;[31] returned to Brest 15 May
U-952 VIIC 1st Bergen 22 April returned to Bordeaux 31 May
U-954 VIIC 1st Kiel 8 April 27 April 4 May attacked by convoy escort 6 May;[34] sunk 19 May while attacking convoy SC 130[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rohwer & Hümmelchen (1992) p.208
  2. ^ Taylor (1966) pp.115-142
  3. ^ a b c d e f "All U-boats of WWII". Guðmundur Helgason. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  4. ^ Gannon (1998) p.128
  5. ^ a b Gannon (1998) pp.154-155
  6. ^ Gannon (1998) p.212
  7. ^ Gannon (1998) pp.165&212-214
  8. ^ a b Gannon (1998) p.167
  9. ^ Gannon (1998) p.210
  10. ^ Gannon (1998) p.163
  11. ^ a b c d Gannon (1998) p.187
  12. ^ a b c Gannon (1998) p.222
  13. ^ Gannon (1998) p.139
  14. ^ Gannon (1998) p.185
  15. ^ a b c d e f Blair (1998) pp.288-294
  16. ^ Gannon (1998) pp.197-201
  17. ^ Gannon (1998) p.179
  18. ^ a b Gannon (1998) p.194
  19. ^ a b Gannon (1998) p.136
  20. ^ Gannon (1998) p.184
  21. ^ Gannon (1998) pp.164&221
  22. ^ Gannon (1998) p.176
  23. ^ Gannon (1998) p.206
  24. ^ Gannon (1998) p.138
  25. ^ Gannon (1998) pp.219-220
  26. ^ Gannon (1998) p.209
  27. ^ Gannon (1998) pp.208-209
  28. ^ Gannon (1998) pp.187-189
  29. ^ Gannon (1998) p.226
  30. ^ Gannon (1998) p.130
  31. ^ a b Gannon (1998) p.177
  32. ^ Gannon (1998) pp.167&206
  33. ^ Gannon (1998) p.124
  34. ^ Gannon (1998) p.218