November 1944 events of the Battle of the Atlantic  
  Naval Action in the Atlantic Ocean  
  Wednesday, November 1, 1944  
  The frigate HMS Whitaker (K 580) was torpedoed and damaged beyond repair by the U-483, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Hans-Joachim von Morstein, off the coast of Northern Ireland in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 92 died and the survivors were picked up by the British rescue ship Aboyne.  
   
  Sunday, November 12, 1944  
  British Lancaster bombers from Lossiemouth, Scotland, carrying special 12,000-pound bombs, attacked German battleship SMS Tirpitz. They score three hits and sank the ship near Tromsö, Norway, off Hakey Island. A total of 902 German sailors were killed in the attack.  
   
  Saturday, November 25, 1944  
  The Canadian corvette HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) was torpedoed and sunk by the U-1228, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Friedrich-Wilhelm Marienfeld, in the Cabot Strait off the coast of Canada in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. All of the ship’s complement of 91 died.  
   
  U-Boat Losses  
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  Attacks on Allied and Neutral Merchant Ships  
  Friday, November 10, 1944  
  Sailing with Convoy UR-142, the British steam tanker Shirvan was torpedoed and sunk by the U-300, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Fritz Hein, off Reykjavik, Iceland in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 18 died and 27survived. The 6,017 ton Shirvan was carrying gas oil and was bound for Hvalfjordur, Iceland.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy UR-142, the British steam merchant Godafoss was torpedoed and sunk by the U-300, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Fritz Hein, off Reykjavik, Iceland in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 24 died and 19 survived. The 1,542 ton Godafoss was carrying general cargo and was bound for Reykjavik. The Godafoss had stopped against orders to rescue survivors from the burning Shirvan when it was torpedoed.  
   
  Axis Merchant Shipping Losses  
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  Other Battle of the Atlantic Events  
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