Key WWII events - July 1942

First Battle of El Alamein halt German advance into Egypt
Attack on convoy PQ 17, Germans sink 24 of 35 merchant ships
Amercian landing at Guadalcanal

Image of American submarine Grunion July 1942

American submarine Grunion

Axis Jul-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 23 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Fleet Carriers 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Light Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 4 0 3 1 16 20 Heavy Cruisers 29 16 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 8 0 10 2 16 28 Light Cruisers 64 20 33 0 2 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 2 0
8 51 7 62 42 89 200 Destroyers 426 188 140 3 45 14 8 0 4 3 5 9 7 0
4 55 1 76 278 58 413 Submarines 397 120 66 5 182 0 0 0 1 13 1 4 4 1
0 1 0 0 0 3 3 Escort Carriers 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 9 3 34 13 34 84 Escorts 340 10 209 20 15 76 2 0 2 0 5 1 0 0
3 2 0 0 6 0 6 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 25 4 4 9
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
Grunion Submarine Lost cause unknown N of Kiska Island, in the Bering Sea. Possibly during a torpedo attack on Japanese merchantship Kano Maru. One of her own torpedoes circled back & hit the periscope supports without exploding. Boat also suffered a jammed rear dive plane which might have lead to her loss, 60 dead, 0 survivors 52.14N 177.25E 30/07/1942
Damaged Report
Wichita Cruiser Arrived at Rosyth, Scotland for repair of a propeller vibration 23/07/1942. Vibration could not be corrected & her speed was limited to 20 knots until she could be repaired in an American ship yard
Badger Destroyer Damaged when run aground outside Reykjavik harbour, Iceland. Causing flooding & removing her sound dome 31/07/1942. Departed for US after temporary repaired at Hvalfjordur, Iceland 07/08/1942. Arrived for repair Boston, MA 10/08/1942
british flag
Niger Minesweeper Mined NW of Iceland, in the Denmark Strait, ship lead convoy into a British minefield in fog & bad weather, she struck a mine & sank quickly, along with 6 merchant ships, 80 dead, plus 39 survivors from British warship Edinburgh 66.35N 23.14W 22.40 05/07/1942
soviet flag Lost Report
Komintern Cruiser Damaged by bombs from German aircraft in Novorossisk harbour 02/07/1941. Steamed to Poti for repair only to be bombed again 16/07/1941. Scuttled Poti as a breakwater 10/10/1942
Tashkent Destroyer Sank after near miss from bombs from German aircraft flooded ship at Novorossik 02/07/1942
Bditelnyi Destroyer Bombed by German aircraft Novorosiski 02/07/1942
M 176 Submarine Lost possibly mined off Verangerfjord 03/07/19423
ShCh 317 Submarine Damaged by German patrol boats a trail of oil was followed by Finnish warships Puotsinsalmi & VMV-6 who depth charged boat & sunk it 14/07/1942
greece flag Lost Report
Katsonis Submarine Damaged whilst exiting the dry dock at Port Said 02/07/1942

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Arare Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Growler, off the entrance to Kiska harbour, in the Aleutian Islands 50.00N 177.40E 05/07/1942
Nenohi Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Triton, off Agattu Island, Aleutian Islands, 188 dead 52.15N 173.51E 04/07/1942
Damaged Report
Kisumi Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Growler, outside Kiska Harbor, Aleutian Islands. Torpedo wrecked her bow, 10 dead 05/07/1942. Ship had her damaged bow removed at Kiska 26/07/1942. Arrived for repair at Maizuru 13/08/1942
Asanagi Destroyer Damaged running aground on the reef at Buna, Papua New Guinea, whilst avoiding air attack 26/07/1942. Arrived for emergency repair at Truk 31/07/1942
Uzuki Destroyer Damaged when strafed by American aircraft, during invasion of Buna. Ship suffered only minor damage & remained operational, 16 injured 22/07/1942
I-174 Submarine Boat develops oil leak whilst on mission to reconnoitre Port Moresby, New Guinea 09/07/1942. Arrives for repair Rabaul 23/07/1942
german flag Lost Report
U-136 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Spey & Pelican & French warship Leopard, in the Atlantic W of Madeira, 45 dead, 0 survivors 33.30N 22.52W 11/07/1942
U-153 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Lansdowne, submarine sank in 1500 fathoms of water, NW of Colon, 52 dead, 0 survivors 09.46N 81.29W 13/07/1942
U-166 Submarine Depth charged by American Patrol Boat PC-556, S of Isle Derniere, Gulf of Mexico, 52 dead, 0 survivors 28.37N 90.45W 30/07/1942
U-213 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Erne, Rochester & Sandwich, in the North Atlantic 160 miles E of the Azores, 50 dead, 0 survivors 36.45N 22.50W 31/07/1942
U-215 Submarine Depth charged by British anti-submarine trawler Le Tigre, in the North Atlantic SSW of Cape Sable, 48 dead, 0 survivors 41.48N 66.38W 03/07/1942 
U-502 Submarine Depth charged by British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, in Bay of Biscay, NNW of Cape Ortegal, boat was illuminated on the surface & attacked, 52 dead, 0 survivors 46.10N 06.40W 05/07/1942
U-576 Submarine Damaged by depth charges by Vought Kingfisher floatplane, forcing the boat to the surface where she was rammed & sunk American merchant ship MV Unicoi, in the North Atlantic, S of Cape Hatteras, 45 dead, 0 survivors 34.51N 75.22W 15/07/1942
U-588 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian warships Wetaskiwin & Skeena, in the North Atlantic, 46 dead, 0 survivors 49.59N 36.36W 31/07/1942
U-701 Submarine Depth charged by American Hudson aircraft in the North Atlantic, SE of Cape Hatteras, 39 dead, 7 survivors captured 34.50N 74.55W 07/07/1942
U-751 Submarine Depth charged by British Whitley & Lancaster aircraft in the North Atlantic, NW of Cape Ortegal, 48 dead, 0 survivors 45.14N 12.22W 17/07/1942
U-754 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian Hudson aircraft in the North Atlantic, SE of Cape Sable, 43 dead, 0 survivors 43.02N 64.52W 31/07/1942
U-90 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian warship St Croix, North Atlantic E of Newfoundland, 44 dead, 0 survivors 48.12N 40.56W 24/07/1942
Damaged Report
Lutzow Pocket-Battleship Damaged when run aground in Tjeldsund, Norway, damaging fuel tanks & serious flooding 03/07/1942
U-106 Submarine Damaged by bomb from Czech Wellington aircraft SW of Brest, in Bay of Biscay 1 dead, 1 injured 27/07/1942
U-159 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, boat illuminated on the surface & attacked, whilst approaching Lorient, Bay of Biscay 12/07/1942
U-576 Submarine Damaged by depth chrages from 2 American Vought Kingfisher floatplane, in the North Atlantic, off Cape Hatteras, boat had been caught on the surface & was seriously damaged & captain decided to return to port 14/07/1942
italy flag Lost Report
Ondina Submarine Sunk by South African escorts Protea & Southern Maid, off Beirut, in the Mediterranean Sea 11/07/1942
Perla Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & forced to the surface by British warship Hyacinth, off Beirut, in the Mediterranean Sea, boat was captured & Italian code books, 25 survivors captured 09/07/1942
Pietro Calvi Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & scuttled by British warship Lulworth in the North Atlantic, 35 survived 15/07/1942
Romania flag Lost Report
Delfinul Submarine Refitted but did not return to service because of sabotage by Romanian underground forces 07/1942

 

Neutral Losses

turkey flag Lost Report
Atilay Submarine Mined during an exercise off Canakkale, in the Dardanelles, boat hit a WWI mine 14/07/1942

 

Commissioned - Details ships newly commissioned during the month.

Allied Commissioned

USA flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Columbia Light Cruiser New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Dec 1941 12 x 6"; 12 x 5"; 28 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 4 aircraft 5"-3.5" 32.5 11931 1285
Chevalier Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Apr 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Coghlan Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Feb 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Frazier Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Mar 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Jenkins Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ May 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Murphy Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Apr 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Quick Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ May 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Radford Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Feb 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Barb Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Apr 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Blackfish Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Apr 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Runner Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH May 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Sunfish Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA May 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Shakespeare Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Dec 1941 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Unseen Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Apr 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Dasher Escort Carrier Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester, PA Apr 1941 3 x 4"; 19 x 20 mm; 15 Aircraft 16.5 15125 555
Meadowsweet Corvette Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Mar 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Pink Corvette Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Feb 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Cowdray Destroyer Escort Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Jul 1941 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1625 168
Eskdale Destroyer Escort Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Mar 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Acute Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Apr 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Dornoch Minesweeper Ailsa Shipbuilding Co, Ltd, Troon Feb 1942 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 780 87
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Kirov Heavy Cruiser Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad Nov 1936 9 x 7"; 6 x 100 mm; 4 x 0.5" MG; 6 x 21" TT; 100 mines; 2 aircraft  2" 36 7880 734
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Digby Minesweeper GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Jun 1942 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 590 60
Port Hope Minesweeper Dufferin Shipbuilding Co, Toronto, ON Dec 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
P 512 Submarine Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA Dec 1917 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 13.5 530 33
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Quiberon Destroyer J S White & Co, Ltd, Cowes, Isle of Wight Jan 1942 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6"; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 1725 225
Broome Minesweeper Evans, Deakin & Co, Brisbane, QLD Oct 1941 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
Dubbo Minesweeper Morts Dock, Shipbuilders, Sydney, NSW Mar 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
Wallaroo Minesweeper Poole & Steel Ltd, Sydney, NSW Feb 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
K 09 Submarine De Schelde Navy Yard, Vlissingen Dec 1922 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 12.7 mm; 4 x 17.7" TT 16.5 649 31

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Hiyo Fleet Carrier Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Jun 1941 12 x 5"; 24 x 1"; 53 Aircraft 25.5 24140 1224
Yubari Light Cruiser Sasebo Naval Dockyard Mar 1923 4 x 5.5"; 12 x 25 mm; 8 x 13.2 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 34 Mines 2.3"-1" 34.8 3387 328
Hachijo Destroyer Escort Sasebo Naval Dockyard Dec 1939 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 860 150
Ishigaki Destroyer Escort Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Sep 1940 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 860 150
Kunashiri Destroyer Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama Apr 1940 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 860 150
Shimushu Destroyer Escort Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Dec 1939 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 860 150
germany flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
T 21 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Nov 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 2 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 60 Mines   36.6 853 119
Z 37 Destroyer Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Feb 1941 5 x 5.9"; 4 x 37 mm; 6 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 60 Mines; 4 DC 36.5 2527 321
U-167 Submarine Seebeckwerft, Wesermunde Mar 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-186 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Mar 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-187 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Mar 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-225 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-267 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-268 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-303 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-384 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-414 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Mar 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-447 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Apr 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-467 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-524 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-525 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg May 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-629 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-630 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-631 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-632 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-633 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-665 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-707 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Dec 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
italy flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Tifone 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

 

Neutral Commissioned

No neutral ships commissioned this month