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Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers sunk by German Submarine U-Boats

 
SIGNIFICANT RN AIR CRAFT CARRIERS SUNK BY GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE U-BOATS
U-Boat number/name Date Aircraft carrier claimed lost Squadrons, Aircraft Carrier, RNAS
U-29
(Kptlt. Schuhart
17 September 1939 HMS Courageous Torpedoed and sank  HMS Courageous Aircraft carrier in the Atlantic in 1939. 
U-73
(Kptlt. Rosenbaum) 
11 August 1942 HMS Eagle Torpedoed and sank HMS Eagle with 4 torpedoes in August, 1942.
U-81
(Kptlt. Guggenberger)
14 November 1941 HMS Ark Royal Torpedoed and damaged the British aircraft carrier Ark Royal in November, 1941 in the Mediterranean. She later sank near Gibraltar, and damaged the battleship HMS Malaya.
U-155 (Kptlt.Piening)  15 November 1942 HMS Avenger Torpedoed and sank HMS Avenger in November 1942. 
U-751
(Kptlt. Bigalk) 
21 December 1941 HMS Audacity Torpedoed and sank HMS Audacity in December 1941.
TOTALS  5 notable RN aircraft carrier claims by the German U-Boats  

        Last Modified: 3-4-2001


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SUCCESSFUL ATTACKS ON SUBMARINES INVOLVING SWORDFISH AIRCRAFT - 1939 -1945 by the The Swordfish Heritage Trust SUCCESSFUL ATTACKS ON SUBMARINES INVOLVING SWORDFISH AIRCRAFT - 1939 -1945 
Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995)  Sturtivant, R. & Burrow, M (1995)  'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945'  Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1995 ISBN: 0 85130 232 7 
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