Key WWII events - August 1942

Battle of Eastern Solomons begins
Operation Pedestal: Allied convoy from Gibraltar to Malta. Convoy of 14 merchant ships. 5 arrived, 9 sank.
Battle of Savo Island
Dieppe Raid
Japanese landings on Guadalcanal & New Guinea
Japanese advance on Port Moresby

Image of Australian cruiser Canberra August 1942

Australian cruiser Canberra

Axis Aug-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 24 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 4 4 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 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 4 0 3 1 15 19 Heavy Cruisers 31 16 8 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 8 0 10 2 15 27 Light Cruisers 66 20 36 0 1 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 2 0
8 51 7 63 44 87 201 Destroyers 432 194 140 3 43 15 9 0 4 3 5 9 7 0
4 55 0 74 286 55 415 Submarines 396 123 67 5 180 0 0 0 1 11 1 3 4 1
0 1 0 0 0 3 3 Escort Carriers 7 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 9 3 37 13 33 86 Escorts 345 10 213 20 15 76 2 0 2 0 6 1 0 0
3 2 0 0 6 0 6 Other 30 5 18 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 24 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
Astoria Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships SE of Savo Island, Solomon Islands during the Battle of Savo Island, ship was seriously damaged with fires raging, crew assembled on forecaste & proceeded to fight the fires 09/08/1942. Under tow by American warship Hopkins when fire touched off forward magazine & ship capsized & sank 09.12S 159.52E 10/08/1942
Quincy Cruiser Torpedoed by Japanese warships, NE of Savo Island, during the Battle of Savo Island, Solomon Islands, her forward magazine exploded & she sank quickly, 370 dead, 167 injured 09.04S 159.58E 09/08/1942
Vincennes Cruiser Damaged by torpedoes from Japanese warships, E of Savo Island, during the Battle of Savo Island, Solomon Islands. Her engines were stopped & she was hit more than 80 times by shell fire before she sank, 332 dead 09.07.17S 159.52.48E 09/08/1942
Blue Destroyer Damaged by torpedo by Japanese warship Kawakaze, explosion wrecked main engines, shafts & steering gear, off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 9 dead, 21 injured 09'17S 160'02E 22/08/1942 She was scuttled after repeated attempts to tow her failed 23/08/1942
Ingraham Destroyer Collided with oiler Chemung in thick fog off Nova Scotia, in the North Atlantic, her depth charges exploded as she sank, 200+ dead, 11 survivors 42.34N 60.05W 22/08/1942
Jarvis Destroyer Damaged torpedo from Japanese aircraft, off Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, she had a 50' gash in her bow, but still considered seaworthy, 14 dead 08/08/1942. Bombed, torpedoed & raked by bullets from Japanese aircraft, W of Guadalcanal, she split in 2 & sank, 233 dead, 0 survivors 09.42S 158.59E 09/08/1942
Tucker Destroyer Mined in American minefield, in Bruat Channel, off Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, the explosion broke her back, she then folded up & sank, 3 dead 04/08/1942
S 39 Submarine Aground on a reef, S of Rossel Island, E of New Guinea 13/08/1942. Crew tried to rescue the boat, but they had to be taken off by Australian warship Katoomba 15/08/1942
Colhoun Transport Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Guadalcanal, 51 dead 09.24S 160.01E 30/08/1942
Damaged Report
Enterprise Carrier Damaged by bombs 3 hits & 4 near misses from Japanese Aichi B3A1 Ryusei 'Val' aircraft, N of Santa Isabel, Solomon islands, during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Her after aircraft elevator knocked out, 2 holes in the flight deck & knocked out one 5" gun, 77 dead, 91 injured 24/08/1942. Arrived for repair Pearl Harbor Navy Yard 10/09/1942
Saratoga Carrier Damaged by torpedo from Japanese submarine I-26, off Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, ship hit on starboard side caused multiple electrical failures & knocked out her turbo-electric propulsion system. She was taken under tow by American warship Minneapolis before her engines were restarted making 10 knots 31/08/1942
Wichita Cruiser Arrived for repair of a propeller vibration at New York 22/08/1942
Chicago Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Japanese warship, NE of Savo Island, Solomon Islands, during the Battle of Savo Island, serious damage to her bow 09/08/1942
Buck Destroyer Damaged in collision with New Zealand troopship Awatea, in thick fog off Nova Scotia, in the North Atlantic, damaging keel & propellers, she was towed by Oiler Chemung to Boston, 7 dead 22/08/1942
Ralph Talbot Destroyer Damaged by Japanese warship, of Savo Island, Solomon Islands, during Battle of Savo Island. Shells knocked out her radar, chart house, fire control system & caused a number of fires, 12 dead 07/08/1942
british flag Lost Report
Eagle Carrier Torpedoed by German submarine U-73, 70 miles S of Cape Salinas, Majorca, in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. Hit by 4 torpedoes she sank quickly, 231 dead, 929 survivors 38.03N 03.02E 11/08/1942
Cairo Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Italian submarine Axum, whilst entering Skerki Channel, NE of Bizerta in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. Hit by 2 torpedoes blowing her stern off, British warship Nigeria torpedoed in the same attack 12/08/1942. Abandoned by her crew & sunk by gunfire from British warships Derwent & torpedoes from Pathfinder 37.40N 10.06E 13/08/1942
Manchester Cruiser Damaged by torpedoes from Italian MTB's MAS 16 & 22, 4 miles off Kelibia, Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. Hit on the starboard side, her fuel tanks, magazines and boilers flooded & she could only use her outer port shaft 12/081942. Scuttled by charges after control parties failed to control her flooding, her crew were imprisoned in appalling conditions by Vichy French in Tunisia 13/08/1942
Foresight Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from Italian aircraft, N of Bizerta, in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. Ship was immobilised & was taken in tow by British warship Tartar, 4 dead 37.40N 10.00E 12/08/1942. Torpedoed by a torpedo from British warship Tartar, 13 miles SW of Galita Island, the operation to save her was to judged hazardous 13/08/1942
Thorn Submarine Depth charged by Italian warship Pesaso, S of Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea, her sinking wasn't confirmed 07/08/1942. She was declared overdue 11/08/1942
Berkeley Destroyer Escort Damaged by bombs from German aircraft, 4 miles NE of Dieppe, in the English Channel, during the Dieppe Raid. Ship hit twice forward of the bridge, her back was broken, causing extensive flooding, abandoned by her crew she was torpedoed by British warship Albrighton 19/08/1942
Damaged Report
Indomitable Carrier Damaged by bombs from German Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber aircraft, during Operation Pedestal. Hit twice & 1 near miss, knocked out her flight deck & caused extensive fires which were brought under control with difficulty, she was able to steam at 28.5 knots 2 hours after the attack, 50 dead, 59 injured 12/08/1942
Nigeria Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Italian submarine Axum, whilst entering Skerki Channel, NE of Bizerta in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. British warship Cairo torpedoed in the same attack, ship was seriously damaged, but managed to make 14 knots & return to Gibraltar 12/08/1942
Kenya Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Italian submarine Alagi, whilst entering Skerki Channel, NE of Bizerta in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. She had avoided 3 of the 4 torpedoes that were fired at her. Torpedo hit her in the bow area causing seriously damaged. Ship managed to stay in operation 12/08/1942. Arrived for temporary repair being fitted with temporary bow at Gibraltar 15/08/1942. Arrived for repair at River Tyne shipyard after losing her temporary bow 25/08/1942
Dido Cruiser Docked for investigation into propeller defects causing vibration at Massawa, Ethiopia. Damage possibly caused by bomb near misses from German aircraft during previous months 18/08/1942. Massawa dry-dock wasn't large enough for Dido & she was ballasted forward to lift her stern out of the water to effect repair
Ithuriel Destroyer Damaged ramming Italian submarine Cobalto, off Bizerta, in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. Major damage to her bow & radar dome was lost, 2 dead on board the sinking Italian boat 12/08/1942. Temporary repair Gibraltar 14/08/1942. Left for repair at Liverpool 24/08/1942
Wolverine Destroyer Damaged ramming Italian submarine Dagabur, off Algeria, in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal. Her bow structure, port turbine badly damaged & engine room had to be abandoned when a steam pipe fractured during collision, she was later able to get under way again on one turbine 12/08/1942. Arrived Gibraltar for temporary repair to bow section 13/08/1942. Arrives for repair Devonport 09/1942
Eridge Destroyer Escort Damaged by torpedoes from German E-Boat off Daba, in the Mediterranean Sea, torpedo caused a 20' diameter hole knocking out her engines & electrical power, ship was towed to Alexandria by British warship Aldenham 29/081942. Declared constructive total loss 31/08/1942
Cheshire AMC Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-214, in Mid-Atlantic ENE of the Azores 18/08/1942. After repair ship commissioned as Troop Transport
     
soviet flag Lost Report
K 02 Submarine Lost cause unknown after patrol in off northern Norway 08/1942
M 174 Submarine Lost possibly mined off Verangerfjord 14/10/1943
M 33 Submarine Mined near Odessa, Ukraine 46.20N 30.54E 22-25/08/1942
M 97 Submarine Depth charged by Finnish warship VMV 5 off Suursaari Island, Finland 59.50N 24.30E15/08/1942
ShCh 208 Submarine Lost probably mined 23/08/1942
Burya Escort Mined off Suursaari Island whilst shelling Finnish land positions 24/08/1942
Fugas Minesweeper Mined in Gulf of Finland 24/08/1942
Damaged Report
Molotov Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from German He III Heinkel aircraft, whilst carrying out a shore bombardment near Feodosia, in the Black Sea. Torpedo blew off 60' of her stern. Her speed was reduced to 10 knots and she had to use her engine to steer 02/08/1942
Smerch Escort Bombed by German aircraft 08/12/1942
canada flag Damaged Report
Assiniboine Destroyer Damaged ramming & sinking German submarine U 210, 700 miles SSW of Cape Farewell, Greenland, after gun duel during which she was damaged 54.24N 34.37W 06/08/1942
australia flag Lost Report
Canberra Cruiser Damaged by gunfire & torpedoes from Japanese warships Chokai, Aoba, Kako, Kinugasa & Furutaka at Savo Island, Solomon Islands, during Battle of Savo Island, her engines were put out of action & could not be restarted, torpedoed by American warship Ellet, SE of Savo Island, 84 dead, 109 injured 09.12S 159.54E 09/08/1942

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Ryujo Carrier Damaged by bombs & torpedoes by aircraft from American warship Saratoga, N of Santa Isabel Island, during the Battle of the Eastern Solomon Islands, she had a 21 degree list with boilers & engine room flooding, she capsized to starboard & sank, 133 dead 06.20S 160.50E 24/08/1942
Kako Cruiser Torpedoed by American submarine S.44, N of Simbari Island, Solomon Islands, hit 3 times her boiler room & magazine flooded, she rolled over to starboard & sank bow first, 34 dead, 02.28S 152.11E 10/08/1942
Asagiri Destroyer Damaged by American Marine Corps SBD Dauntless dive bomber aircraft from Guadalcanal, NNE of Santa Isobel Island, Solomon Islands, 122 dead, 60 troops dead, 08.16S 160.10E 28/08/1942
Mutsuki Destroyer Bombed by American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, 45 miles NE of Santa Isabel Island, Solomon Islands, during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, bomb destroyed her engine room, 41 dead, 11 injured 07.47S 160.13E 25/08/1942
Ro-33 Submarine Depth charged by Australian warship Arunta, 10 miles SE of Port Moresby, New Guinea, 70 dead, 0 survivors 09.36S 147.06E 29/08/1942
I-123 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Gamble, 60 miles E of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 70 dead, 0 survivors 09.21S 160.43E 29/08/1942
Ro-61 Submarine Depth charged by American PBY Catalina aircraft & American warship Reid before being sunk by gunfire off Aleutian Island, 5 survivors captured 59 dead 52.36N 173.57W 31/08/1942
Damaged Report
Chokai Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from American warships Astoria & Quincy, during the Battle of Savo Island, knocking out No. 1 turret, 34 dead 09/08/1942
Jintsu Cruiser Damaged by bomb from American Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers aircraft, 150 N of Guadalcanal, bomb started fires that caused her forward magazine to be flooded, 24 dead 25/08/1942
Kinugasa Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from American warship Patterson, knocking out No. 1 engine room, during Battle of Savo Island 09/08/1942
Shirakumo Destroyer Damaged by bombs from American Douglas SDB Dauntless dive bomber aircraft off Guadalcanal, engine room destroyed 28/08/1942. Ship had to be towed back to Truk for temporary repair 08/10/1942
Yugiri Destroyer Damaged by American Marine Corp Douglas SDB Dauntless dive bomber aircraft, off Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands. Bomb hit her bridge 32 dead, 40 injured 28/08/1942. Arrives Truk for temporary repair 01/09/1942. Departs for repair Japan 03/09/1942
Hagikaze Destroyer Damaged by bomb from American Boeing B-17 flying Fortress aircraft, off Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands. Bomb hit No. 3 turret, flooded magazine, damaged rudder & propeller shafts. Speed limited to 6 knots, 33 dead, 13 injured 19/08/1942. Arrived temporary repair Truk 24/08/1942
Urakaze Destroyer Damaged by strafing from American aircraft, in Milne Bay, New Guinea, 1 dead, 3 injured 25/08/1942
I-175 Submarine Damaged by bombs from Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber aircraft from American warship Enterprise, in the Solomon Sea 12/08/1942. Arrived Rabaul for emergency repair 17/08/1942
german flag Lost Report
U-210 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & forced to the surface, boat then sunk by gunfire & ramming by Canadian warship Assiniboine, 700 miles SSW of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 6 dead, 37 survivors captured 54.24N 34.37W 06/08/1942
U-335 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Saracen in the North Sea, NE of the Faroes, 42 dead, 1 survivor captured, 62.48N 00.12W 03/08/1942
U-372 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Sikh, Zulu, Croome & Tetcott and British Wellington aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea, SW of Haifa, 0 dead, 48 survivors 32.28N 34.37E 04/08/1942
U-379 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Dianthus, in the North Atlantic, SE of Cape Farewell, boat was forced to the surface & sunk by ramming from Dianthus, 40 dead, 5 survivors captured 57.11N 30.57W 08/08/1942
U-464 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American Catalina aircraft unable to dive U-boat was scuttled, SE of Iceland, 2 dead, 52 survivors captured 61.25N 14.40W 20/08/1942. Survivors picked up by Icelandic trawler Skaftfellingur, until stopped by British warship Castleton
U-578 Submarine Missing in the Bay of Biscay no explanation, 49 dead, 0 survivors 06/08/1942
U-654 Submarine Depth charged by American Douglas B-18 Digby aircraft in the Caribbean Sea, N of Colon, boat dived to escape attack, within minutes debris & oil came to the surface, 44 dead, 0 survivors 12.00N 79.56W 22/08/1942
U-94 Submarine Depth charged by American Catalina aircraft & rammed Canadian warship Oakville, in the Caribbean Sea W of Haiti, boarding party shot 2 crew members who resisted, 19 dead, 26 survivors captured 17.40N 74.30W 28/08/1942
Ulm Minesweeper Sunk by gunfire by British warships Marne, Martin & Onslaught, 100 miles E of Bear Island, in the Arctic Ocean, she had been tracked down with the help of decoded Enigma radio traffic 25/08/1942
Damaged Report
U-155 Submarine Damaged by bombs from American Douglas B-18 aircraft, one crew member lost overboard 19/08/1942. Damaged by bombs from British Hudson aircraft, submarines batteries damaged & boat was unable to dive 20/08/1942. Batteries repaired at sea with the help of German submarine U-510
U-256 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Norwegian warship Potentilla & British warship Viscount, boat could not dive & was returning to port 25/08/1942. Damaged by depth charge attack from 2 British Whitley aircraft 31/08/1942
U-552 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Canadian warship Sackville, in the North Atlantic, boat dived & escaped, not without leaving debris & oil on the surface, news that the boat was lost reached Germany before her return 03/08/1942
U-595 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & gunfire from Canadian warship Chilliwack & British warship Primrose, in the Bay of Biscay 09/08/1942
U-612 Submarine Collision with German submarine U-444, near Gotenhafen, 2 dead, 43 survivors 06/08/1942
italy flag Lost Report
Generale Antonio Cantore Destroyer Mined by British mine laid by British submarine Porpoise, 10 miles NE of Bomba, Libya, in the Mediterranean Sea 22/08/1942
Cobalto Submarine Damaged by depth charges & forced to the surface, she was then hit by gunfire from British warships Ithuriel & Pathfinder & then rammed by Ithuriel, off Bizerta, in the Mediterranean Sea, 2 British seaman sent on board before she sank to capture codebook, but the boat went down suddenly & the men were lost, 2 dead, 41 survivors captured 2 British dead 12/08/1942
Dagabur Submarine Rammed by British warship Wolverine, off Algeria, in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Pedestal, boat was detected on the surface by radar & was taken by surprise, 0 survivors 45 dead 12/08/1942
Scire Submarine Depth charged by British armed trawlers Islay, 6 miles W of Haifa, in the Mediterranean Sea, 0 survivors 45 dead 10/08/1942
Pallade Destroyer Escort Bombed by Allied aircraft in Naples Harbour 05/08/1942
Damaged Report
Bolzano Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from British submarine Unbroken, off Aeolian Islands, N of Sicily, Italian warship Muzio Attendolo torpedoed in the same attack, during Operation Pedestal, hit in oil tank causing major fire, 1 dead 38.43N 14.57E 13/08/1942. Ship had to be beached later towed to Naples then La Spezia for repair 06/09/1942
Muzio Attendolo Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from British submarine Unbroken, off Aeolian Islands, N of Sicily, Italian warship Bolzano torpedoed in the same attack, during Operation Pedestal, her bow was blown off, 38.43N 14.57E 13/08/1942. Arrived at Naples for repair 06/09/1942

 

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
Alabama Battleship Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA Feb 1942 9 x 16"; 20 x 5"; 12 x 1.1"; 12 x 0.5"; 3 aircraft 13"-6" 27.5 37970 1783
Boyle Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Jun 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Butler Destroyer Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Feb 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Doran Destroyer Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Dec 1941 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Gansevoort Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Apr 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
La Vallette Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jun 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Parker Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, New York, NY May 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Saufley Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jul 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Strong Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME May 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Gunnel Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT May 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Sawfish Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Jun 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Nassau Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Apr 1942 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20mm; 28 aircraft 16.5 7886 890
Sangamon Escort Carrier Federal  Shipbuilding & Drydock, Kearny, Port Newark, NJ Nov 1939 2 x 5" 51 calibre; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20mm; 31 aircraft 18.3 10494 1100
Santee Escort Carrier Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Chester PA Mar 1939 2 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 31 aircraft 18.3 10494 1100
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Howe Battleship Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Apr 1940 10 x 14"; 16 x 5.25"; 32 x 2 pdr; 2 Aircraft 15"-4.5" 29.25 42076 1422
Argonaut Light Cruiser Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Sep 1941 10 x 5.25"; 1 x 4"; 8 x 2 pdr; 6 x 21" TT 3"-1" 32.2 7515 530
Bermuda Light Cruiser John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Sep 1941 12 x 6"; 8 x 4"; 8 x 1.5"; 6 x 21" TT; 2 Aircraft 3.5"-1.5" 31.5 10450 920
Meteor Destroyer Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan Nov 1941 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36 2725 226
Milne Destroyer Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Dec 1941 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36 2725 226
Opportune Destroyer John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Jan 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6"; 8 x 21" TT 37 2270 212
Porcupine Destroyer Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle Jun 1941 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6"; 8 x 21" TT 37 2270 212
Rotherham Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Mar 1942 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2480 225
Tutenkhamen Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Mar 1942 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
P 555 Submarine Bethlehem Steel Co, Quincy Jun 1922 1 x 4"; 1 x 12.7 mm; 5 x 21" TT 14.5 854 42
Sibyl Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Apr 1942 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Splendid Submarine Chatham Royal Dockyard, Chatham Jan 1942 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Trooper Submarine Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Mar 1942 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Avenger Escort Carrier Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester, PA Nov 1940 3 x 4"; 19 x 20 mm; 15 Aircraft 16.5 15125 555
Biter Escort Carrier Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester, PA Dec 1940 3 x 4"; 19 x 20 mm; 15 Aircraft 16.5 15300 555
Dasher Escort Carrier Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester, PA Apr 1941 3 x 4"; 19 x 20 mm; 15 Aircraft 16.5 15125 555
Blean Destroyer Escort Hawthorn & Leslie, Hebburn-on-Tyne Jan 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Penylan Destroyer Escort Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Mar 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Exe Frigate Fleming & Ferguson Shipbuilding, Paisley Mar 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Tay Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Aug 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Beverley Destroyer Escort Newport News Shipbuilding Co, Newport, VA Apr 1919 1 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 1 x 3"; 40 DC 35 1190 146
Brixham Minesweeper Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth Oct 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 780 87
free France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Duperre Destroyer Odero-Terni-Orlande, Leghorn. Aug 1941 4 x 4.7"; 12 x 13.2; 6 x 21" TT; 2 DC throwers 34 1690 206
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
L  20 Submarine Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad Apr 1940 1 x 100 mm; 1 x 45 mm; 1 x 0.3" MG; 6 x 21" TT; 14 Mines 18 1123 55
L  22 Submarine Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad Sep 1939 1 x 100 mm; 1 x 45 mm; 1 x 0.3" MG; 6 x 21" TT; 14 Mines 18 1123 55
M 122 Submarine Krasnaya Sormovo Yard, Gorki Feb 1941 1 x 45 mm; 4 x 21" TT 13.5 210 20
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Lincoln Destroyer William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Jun 1918 4 x 4"; 2 x 0.5" AA; 12 x 21" TT 35 1090 146
Fort William Minesweeper Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur, ON Dec 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Ingonish Minesweeper North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, Vancouver, BC Jul 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Kenora Minesweeper Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur, ON Dec 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Sarnia Minesweeper GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Jan 1942 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Stratford Minesweeper Dufferin Shipbuilding Co, Toronto, ON Feb 1942 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Truro Minesweeper GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Jun 1942 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 590 60
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Gawler Minesweeper Broken Hill Ply, Ltd, Whyalla, SA Oct 1941 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
Tamworth Minesweeper Walkers Ltd,. Maryborough, QLD Mar 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
greece flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Adrias Destroyer Escort Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Feb 1942 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1050 168
Kanaris Destroyer Escort Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne Dec 1941 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1050 168

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Musashi Battleship Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Nov 1940 9 x 18.1"; 12 x 6.1"; 12 x 5"; 24 x 1"; 4 x 0.5"; 7 Aircraft 16"-8" 27 67123 2500
Teruzuki Destroyer Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Nov 1941 8 x 3.9"; 4 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 72 DC   33 2701 300
Makinami Destroyer Maizuru Naval Dockyard Dec 1941 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
Takanami Destroyer Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Mar 1942 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
I-34 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard Sep 1941 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.6 2198 101
I-35 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe Sep 1941 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.6 2198 101
I-176 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Jun 1941 1 x 4.7"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 23.1 1630 88
Niizaki Minelayer Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Mar 1942 2 x 1.5"; 1 x 13.2 mm; 120 Mines   20 720 100
germany flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
U-188 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-189 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen May 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-226 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-227 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Jul 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-269 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-304 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-339 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-358 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Apr 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-385 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Jul 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-415 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-448 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-449 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-468 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel May 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-526 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Jun 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-634 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-635 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-636 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-637 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jul 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-666 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Jul 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-709 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Apr 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-759 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven May 1942 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
Velite Destroyer Odero-Terni-Orlande, Leghorn Aug 1941 4 x 4.7"; 12 x 13.2 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 2 DC throwers 34 1690 34
Fortunale Destroyer Escort Cantiere Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone Apr 1942 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26
Groppo Destroyer Escort Navalmeccanica, Naples Apr 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

 

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spain flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
G 07 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Apr 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT 17.9 749 44