Key WWII events - May 1942

Battle of Coral Sea
Battle for Kharkov ends in German victory
German forces launch new offensive in North Africa
Surrender of American forces at Corregidor & Mindanao
First British 1,000 bomber raid on Cologne
Japanese capture Mandalay & Tulagi
British forces capture Diego Suarez, Vichy French base on Madagascar  

Image American carrier Lexington exploding May 1942

American carrier Lexington exploding

Axis May-42 Allied
thailand flag France flag Romania flag italy flag german flag japan flag Total Class Total USA flag british flag free France flag soviet flag canada flag australia flag new zealand flag poland flag netherlands flag norway flag greece flag brazil flag yugo flag
0 4 0 1 3 11 15 Battleships 22 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 6 6 Fleet Carriers 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Light Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 4 0 3 1 17 21 Heavy Cruisers 30 16 8 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 9 0 9 2 16 27 Light Cruisers 60 17 33 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 2 0
8 51 7 64 43 93 207 Destroyers 435 182 151 3 48 15 8 0 4 2 6 9 7 0
4 58 1 76 244 61 382 Submarines 394 115 61 5 187 0 0 0 2 14 1 4 4 1
0 1 0 0 0 2 2 Escort Carriers 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 10 3 32 13 34 82 Escorts 324 8 201 20 15 71 2 0 2 0 5 0 0 0
3 2 0 0 5 0 5 Other 33 5 21 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Class argentina flag chile flag columbia flag peru flag denmark flag sweden flag portugal flag spain flag turkey flag
Battleships 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Fleet Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Light Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy Cruisers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Light Cruisers 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Destroyers 15 8 2 2 0 16 5 16 6
Submarines 3 9 0 4 8 21 4 4 7
Escort Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorts 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Other 6 3 0 0 2 7 0 0 0

 

 

Allied and Axis Naval Losses

Contains the lost and damaged (and therefore out of action) warships by country.
These are changes that happen during the month and figures will be reflected in the following month's tables.

Allied Losses

USA flagLost Report
Lexington Carrier Damaged by bombs & torpedoes from aircraft from Japanese warships Shokaku & Zuikaku, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, she was hit by 2 torpedoes on her port side forward & by 3 bombs, ignition of gasoline vapour caused a raging fire trapping many men below decks, 300+ dead, she was finally scuttled by torpedoes from American warship Phelps, 15.20S 155.30E 08/05/1942
Sims Destroyer Bombed by aircraft from Japanese warships, Shokaku & Zuikaku, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, hit 3 times she began to sink stern first followed by a terrific explosion as she sank 07/05/1942
Finch Minesweeper Sunk by Japanese Army artillery at Corregidor 06/05/1942
Pigeon Minesweeper Bombed by Japanese Army aircraft in Manila Bay 05/05/1942
Quail Minesweeper Scuttled at Corregidor to avoid capture by the Japanese 06/05/1942
Tanager Minesweeper Sunk by Japanese Army artillery Manila Bay 04/05/1942
Luzon Gunboat Scuttled at Corregidor to avoid capture by the Japanese 06/05/1942
Mindanao Gunboat Bombed by Japanese Army aircraft at Corregidor 05/05/1942
Oahu Gunboat Scuttled at Corregidor to avoid capture by the Japanese 06/05/1942
Damaged Report
Yorktown Carrier Damaged by bomb from Aichi B3A1 Ryusei aircraft from Japanese warships Shokaku & Zuikaku, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, bomb penetrated flight deck & exploded below decks, despite causing serious damage she remained operational 08/05/1942
Nashville Cruiser Damaged by internal explosion in No. 1 turret, whilst shelling Vila airfield on Kolombangara Island. Powder charge exploded in the turret knocking it out, 18 dead, 17 injured 12/05/1942
Blakeley Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-156, off Martinique, 60 ft of bow destroyed, 6 dead, 21 injured, 25/05/1942
british flag Lost Report
Edinburgh Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from German warship Z.24 in the Arctic Ocean, this torpedo hit her port side & made it unlikely she could be got back to port, she was scuttled by torpedo from British warship Foresight 78 dead, 43 injured, 71.51N 35.10E 02/05/1942. Ship sank with 5 tons of Soviet gold on board
Trinidad Cruiser Damaged by bombs from German Ju 88 aircraft, 100 miles N of Murmansk, in the Barents Sea, she was seriously damaged forward & started several fires, 81 dead 14/05/1942. Ship was abandoned when fires could not be brought under control, hulk torpedoed by British warship Matchless 73.27N 23.27E 15/05/1942
Jackal Destroyer Damaged by bombs from German Ju 88 aircraft, 60 miles N of Mersa Matruh, in the Mediterranean Sea, bombs caused major damage & serious fires, she was taken in tow by British warship Jervis 11/05/1942. Fire in boiler room forced ship to be abandoned & hulk was torpedoed by Jervis 12/05/1942
Kipling Destroyer Bombed by German Ju 88 aircraft, NE of Tobruk, in the Mediterranean Sea, ship sank very quickly, 25 dead, 32.23N 26.11E 11/05/1942
Lively Destroyer Bombed by German Ju 88 aircraft, 100 miles NE of Tobruk, in the Mediterranean Sea, ship sank very quickly, 77 dead, 33.24N 25.38E 11/05/1942
Punjabi Destroyer Collision in thick fog with British warship King George V, E of Iceland, in the North Atlantic, ship cut in two & sank quickly, her depth charges detonated damaging King George V & killing many of her crew, 49 dead 66.00N 08.00W 01/05/1942
Olympus Submarine Mined by German mine laid by an E-boat, 6 miles from St. Elmo Light, off Valletta Grand Harbour, 89 dead, 9 survivors 35.55N 14.34E 08/05/1942. Survivors had to swim 7 miles back to Malta
Auricula Corvette Damaged by mine in Courier Bay, Madagascar 12.12S 49.19E 05/05/1942. Foundered under tow next day 06/05/1942
Damaged Report
King George V Battleship Damaged by depth charges from sinking British warship Punjabi which she had cut in two during collision in thick fog, 250 miles E of Iceland, in the North Atlantic, shock wave from exploding depth charges caused extensive damage & collision with Punjabi tore away 40' of her bow 01/05/1942
Ramillies Battleship Damaged by torpedo from Japanese Midget Submarine M-20b, whilst at anchor in Diego Suarez Harbour, Madagascar. Ship was hit under her A turret on portside. She had a 30" hole in port torpedo bulge, her electrical system was knocked out & her forward magazine & shell rooms were flooded 29/05/1942. Left Diego Suarez for temporary repair at Durban 03/06/1942
Bulldog Destroyer Damaged by bomb near misses from German aircraft & shell splinter damage from German warships during action in defence of disabled British warship Edinburgh, in the Arctic Ocean 01/05/1942. Withdrawn for repair 02/06/1942
Forester Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German warships Z 25, in the Arctic Ocean, ship was hit by 3 shells whilst helping to defend the disabled British warship Edinburgh, serious damage to boiler room, B turret & X turret mountings, 12 dead, 9 injured 01/05/1942. Arrived for temporary repair Murmansk 04/05/1942. Arrived UK for repair 18/05/1942
Foresight Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German warships Z 24 & Z 25, in the Arctic Ocean, ship was hit by 4 shells whilst helping to defend the disabled British warship Edinburgh, 8 dead, 11 injured 01/05/1942. Arrived for temporary repair Murmansk 04/05/1942. Arrived UK for repair 16/05/1942
Martin Destroyer Damaged by bomb near misses from German aircraft, in the Arctic Ocean 26/05/1942. Detached from Convoy PQ 16 on arrival at Kola Inlet for independent passage to the UK for repair 30/05/1942
Beverley Destroyer Damaged by bomb splinters from German aircraft, during defence of disabled British warship Edinburgh, in the Arctic Ocean 01/05/1942. Detached for repair & refit to River Clyde 03/05/1942
soviet flag Lost Report
Dzerzhinski Destroyer Mined off Sevastopol 14/05/1942
K 23 Submarine Sunk by German submarine chasers Uj-1101, Uj-1109 & Uj-1110 off Olesa Fjord 12/05/1942
Damaged Report
Voroshilov Cruiser Ship suffered engine defect when a turbine broke down whilst transfering Soviet troops from Batumi to Sevastopol 27/05/1942

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Shoho Carrier Bombed & torpedoed by aircraft from American warships Lexington & Yorktown, 80 miles S of Woodlark Island, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, she was hit by 6 bombs & 7 torpedoes, she sank very quickly under this attack, 631 dead, 203 survivors 08/05/1942
Kikuzuki Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from Douglas TBD Devastator aircraft from American warship Yorktown in Tulagi harbour, she was towed to Gayutu Island & beached, 12 dead, 22 injured 04/05/1942. She slid back into the sea & sank 05/05/1942
I-28 Submarine Torpedoed by American submarine Tautog, S of Ocha Island, 88 dead, 06.30N 152.00E 17/05/1942
I-64 Submarine Torpedoed by American submarine Triton, SSE of Cape Ashizuri, Japan 29.25N, 134.09E 17/05/1942
Okinoshima Minelayer Damaged by torpedoes from American submarine S-42, off New Ireland, in the Solomon Islands, she was hit by 2 torpedoes & was taken in tow by Japanese warship Mochizuki, but she capsized & sank in St George's Channel, in the Bismarck Sea 05.06N 153.48E 11/05/1942
Mizuho Seaplane Carrier Torpedoed by American submarine Drum of Cape Omaisaki, Honshu 34.26N 138.14E 02/05/1942
Damaged Report
Hyuga Battleship Damaged by accidental explosion in 14" gun breech of No. 5 turret aft magazine flooded to save ship, 51 dead 05/05/1942
Ise Battleship Accidental flooding of engine room No. 2 when value jammed open at sea off coast of Japan 11/05/1942
Shokaku Carrier Damaged by 3 bombs from aircraft from American warships Yorktown & Enterprise, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, bombs caused fires in the bow section & caused extensive structural damage, her engines were undamaged & she was able to evacuate area at full speed, 108 dead, 40 injured, 08/05/1942
Yuzuki Destroyer Damaged by strafing from American aircraft, during invasion of Tulagi, 10 dead, 20 injured 03/05/1942. Ship remained operational
I-8 Submarine Damaged in error by bombs from Japanese Mitsubishi GM4 'Betty' aircraft, off Kwajalein Atoll, in the Marshall Islands. Boat could not submerge 06/05/1942. Arrived at Kwajalein Atoll for temporary repair 07/05/1942. Arrived at Kure for repair 16/05/1942. After this incident all Japanese submarines carried double white bands on the afterdeck
german flag Lost Report
Z 07 Hermann Schoemann Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from British warship Edinburgh, in the Arctic Ocean, her steam supply to her engines & her electricity generation was knocked out, she was later scuttled by detonating 2 depth charges on her stern, 8 dead 72.20N 35.15E 02/05/1942
Seeadler Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from British MTB 219 & sank off Boulogne, in the English Channel 50.48N 01.32E 13/05/1942
Iltis Destroyer Torpedoed by British MTB's, N of Boulogne, in the English Channel, 34 dead 50.46N 01.34E 13/05/1942
U-352 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warship Icarus, SW of Cape Hatteras, USA, boat was forced to the surface & was attacked by gunfire, crew abandoned boat which was scuttled, number of the crew were shot in the water, 15 dead, 33 survivors captured 34.21N 76.35W 09/05/1942
U-568 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Hero, Eridge & Hurworth, NE of Tobruk, in the Mediterranean, 0 dead, 47 survivors 32.42N 24.53E 29/05/1942
U-573 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Hudson aircraft, NW of Algiers, in the Mediterranean Sea, boat was seriously damaged & was headed for the nearest friendly port, 1 dead, 43 survivors 37.00N 01.00E 01/05/1942. Interned at Cartagena, Spain 02/05/1942
U-74 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Wishart & Wrestler & British Catalina aircraft E of Cartagena, Spain, 47 dead, 0 survivors 37.32N, 00.10E, 02/05/1942
M 26 Minesweeper Bombed by British RAF aircraft Cap de la Hague, Normandy 14/05/1942
M 256 Minesweeper Damaged by bombs from British RAF aircraft Cap de la Hague, Normandy towed to Cherbourg Harbour where she sank 14/05/1942
M 533 Minesweeper Collision with German warship R 45 09/05/1942
italy flag Lost Report
Emanuele Pessagno Destroyer Torpedoed by British submarine Turbulent, 78 miles NNW off Benghazi, in the Mediterranean Sea 29/05/1942
France flag Lost Report
Beveziers Submarine Bombed by aircraft from British warships Indomitable & Illustrious, in Currier Bay, Diego Surez, Madagascar 12.16S 49.17E 05/05/1942
Le Heros Submarine Bombed by aircraft from British warship Illustrious, off Diego Surez, Madagascar 12.03S 49.03E 07/05/1942
Monge Submarine Sunk by British warships Active & Panther, off Diego Saurez, Madagascar 08/05/1942
Bougainville AMC Torpedoed by aircraft from British warship Illustrious at Diego Suarez 05/05/1942
Damaged Report
Bearn Carrier Demilitarised at Martinique 05/1942
D'Entrecasteaux Sloop Damaged by bombs & gunfire from aircraft from British warships Indomitable & Laforey Diego Suarez Bay 05/05/1942. Constructive total loss

 

Neutral Losses

No neutral losses this month

 

Commissioned - Details ships newly commissioned during the month.

Allied Commissioned

USA flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Massachusetts Battleship Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Sep 1941 9 x 16"; 20 x 5"; 12 x 1.1"; 12 x 0.5"; 3 aircraft 13"-6" 27.5 37970 1783
Bailey Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Dec 1941 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Beatty Destroyer Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Dec 1941 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Lardner Destroyer FederalĀ  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
McCalla Destroyer FederalĀ  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Guardfish Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jan 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Herring Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Jan 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Kingfish Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Mar 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Wahoo Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Feb 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Spry Corvette Harland & Wolff, Ltd, Belfast Apr 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Sirius Light Cruiser Portsmouth Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth Sep 1940 10 x 5.25"; 1 x 4"; 8 x 2 pdr; 6 x 21" TT 3"-1" 32.2 7515 530
Sahib Submarine Cammell Laird, Shipbuilding Co, Birkenhead Jan 1942 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Unrivalled Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Feb 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Unshaken Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Feb 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Biter Escort Carrier Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester, PA Dec 1940 3 x 4"; 19 x 20 mm; 15 Aircraft 16.5 15300 555
Vanessa Destroyer Escort William Beardmore & Co, Clydebank Mar 1918 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 20 mm; 1 x 3" 24.5 1207 170
Lotus Corvette Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Jan 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Poppy Corvette Alexander Hall & Co, Ltd, Aberdeen Nov 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Bicester Destroyer Escort Hawthorn & Leslie, Hebburn-on-Tyne Sep 1941 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1625 168
Oakley Destroyer Escort Yarrow & Co, Glasgow Jan 1942 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1625 168
Spey Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Dec 1941 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Alarm Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Feb 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Ardrossan Minesweeper Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth Jul 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 780 87
Parrsborough Minesweeper Dufferin Shipbuilding Co, Toronto, ON Jun 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 875 87
Qualicum Minesweeper Dufferin Shipbuilding Co, Toronto, ON Sep 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 875 87
free France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Commandante d'Estienne d'Orves Corvette Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Jan 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Brantford Corvette Midland Shipbuilding Co, Midland, ON Sep 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Port Arthur Corvette Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur, ON Sep 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Ville de Quebec Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Nov 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Woodstock Corvette Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, ON Dec 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Granby Minesweeper GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Sep 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 590 60
Lockeport Minesweeper North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, Vancouver, BC Aug 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Noranda Minesweeper GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Jun 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 590 60
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Nepal Destroyer John I. Thornycroft & Co, Ltd, Woolston, Southampton Dec 1941 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 10 x 21" TT 36 1773 218
Cairns Minesweeper Walkers Ltd,. Maryborough, QLD Jul 1941 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
netherlands flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Tjerk Hiddes Destroyer William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Jun 1941 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 10 x 21" TT 36 1773 218

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Junyo Carrier Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Jun 1941 12 x 5"; 24 x 1"; 53 Aircraft 25.5 24140 1224
I-11 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Feb 1941 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.5 2434 114
I-31 Submarine Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Mar 1941 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.6 2198 101
Unyo Escort Carrier Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Oct 1939 8 x 5"; 8 x 25 mm; 27 Aircraft 21 17830 850
germany flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
U-129 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-153 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Apr 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-180 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Dec 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   15.8 1585 57
U-181 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Dec 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-184 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-221 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-222 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-263 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-264 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Apr 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-301 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-337 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-444 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jan 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-445 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Feb 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-465 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-519 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Feb 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-520 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Mar 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-579 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg May 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-621 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-622 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-623 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-624 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-663 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-758 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
Stier AMC Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel 6 x 5.9"; 2 x 37 mm; 4 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 2 Aircraft 14 4778 324
italy flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Attilio Regolo Light Cruiser Odero-Terni-Orlande, Leghorn Aug 1940 8 x 5.3"; 6 x 65 mm; 14 x 37 mm; 14 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 70 Mines; 1 Aircraft 43 3747 43
Corsaro Destroyer Odero-Terni-Orlande, Leghorn Nov 1941 4 x 4.7"; 12 x 13.2 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 2 DC throwers 34 1690 34
Alabastro Submarine Cantiere Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone Dec 1941 1 x 100 mm; 2 x 20 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14 697 14
Argento Submarine Franco Tosi, Taranto Feb 1942 1 x 100 mm; 2 x 20 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14 697 14
Ciclone Destroyer Escort Cantiere Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone Mar 1942 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26
Animoso Destroyer Escort Gio Ansaldo & C, Sestri Ponente, Genoa May 1942 3 x 3.9"; 2 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26
Ardente Destroyer Escort Gio Ansaldo & C, Sestri Ponente, Genoa May 1942 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26
Uragano Destroyer Escort Cantiere Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone May 1942 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26

 

Neutral Commissioned

turkey flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Murat Reis Submarine Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Jul 1940 1 x 4"; 5 x 21" TT 13.7 624 40
Oruc Reis Submarine Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Jul 1940 1 x 4"; 5 x 21" TT 13.7 624 40
sweden flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Sjoborren Submarine Kockums Machanical Works Co, Malmo Jun 1941 1 x 40 mm; 6 x 21" TT 16.2 580 38