Nummer: 01504


Area : Western Area
Sea area : North Sea
Date of attack : 21.02.1940
Time of attack : 18:09
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 57
Commander : Korth
Grid : AN 1654
presumed target type : Steam Freighter
presumed tonnage : 7000 BRT
presumed result : damaged
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Convoy : HX.19 s
Date of observation : 21.02.1940
Time of observation : 16:15
Nationality of target : British
Actual type of target : Steam Freighter
Name of target : Loch Maddy
Year of launch : 1934
Actual tonnage : 4996 BRT
Actual result : damaged
Position of target : 20sm 70° Copinsay (Orkney
Footnote : "Loch Maddy" was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-57/Korth and abandoned. After the final hit by U-23/Kretschmer the wreck broke in two parts and sank.


Convoy : HX.19 s
Route of convoy : (New York) - Halifax - United Kingdom
Remark to convoy : Sep 1939 to Sep 1942 ab Halifax, then from New York (counter traffic = ON), vgl. HXF und SC.