Nummer: 01506


Area : Western Area
Sea area : North Sea
Date of attack : 22.02.1940
Time of attack : 01:07
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 23
Commander : Kretschmer
Grid : AN 1651
presumed target type : Steam Freighter
presumed tonnage : 7000 BRT
presumed result : sunk
Number of torpedoes/mines : 1
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo coup de grâce
Convoy : HX.19 s
Date of observation : 22.02.1940
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 : sunk
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.