Key WWII events - October 1942

Start of Second Battle of El Alamein
Battle of Cape Esperance
Battle of Santa Cruz

Image of American carrier Hornet October 1942

American carrier Hornet

Axis Oct-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 2 2 12 16 Battleships 24 10 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 4 4 Fleet Carriers 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Light Carriers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 4 0 2 1 15 18 Heavy Cruisers 26 11 9 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 8 0 9 3 15 27 Light Cruisers 61 21 30 0 1 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 2 0
8 51 7 63 45 88 203 Destroyers 441 199 143 3 44 16 9 0 4 3 3 9 7 0
4 55 0 69 305 54 426 Submarines 405 126 75 5 178 0 0 0 1 11 1 3 4 1
0 1 0 0 0 2 2 Escort Carriers 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 9 3 36 13 33 85 Escorts 354 10 222 20 12 75 2 0 2 0 6 3 2 0
3 2 0 0 5 0 5 Other 28 2 19 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 23 4 5 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
Hornet Carrier Damaged by torpedoes & bombs by Nakajima B5N Kate & Aichi D3A Val aircraft from Japanese warships Shokaku, Zuikaku & Junyo, during the Battle of Santa Cruz. She was taken in tow by American warship Northampton before being attacked again, set on fire stem to stern she had to be abandoned. She refused to sink when attacked by gunfire & torpedoes from American warships Mustin & Anderson. Finally she was torpedoed & sunk by Long Lance torpedoes from Japanese warships Akigumo & Makigumo 26/10/1942.
Duncan Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships, off Savo Island, during Battle of Cape Esperance. She was set on fire & despite damage control fighting fires she sank 6 miles N of Savo Island, 48 dead, 195 survivors 12/10/1942
Meredith Destroyer Bombed & torpedoed by Nakajima B5N Kate & Aichi D3A Val aircraft from Japanese warship Zuikaku, S of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, ship was overwhelmed & sank, 180 dead, 81 survivors still alive after 3 days in shark infested waters 11.53S 163.20E 15/10/1942
Porter Destroyer Torpedoed by ditching American TBF Avenger, off Santa Cruz Island, during the Battle of Santa Cruz, 15 dead 26/10/1942
Damaged Report
South Dakota Battleship Damaged by bomb from Japanese Aichi B3A1 Ryusei 'Val' aircraft, 550 Ibs bomb hit top of her No. 1 turret 25/10/1942. Later damaged in collision with American warships Mahan, in the Solomon Islands, punched a hole in the ship's starboard side 30/10/1942. Repairs to her battle & collision damage at Noumea by repair party from SS Vestal
Enterprise Carrier Damaged by bombs from aircraft from Japanese warships Shokaku, Zuikaku & Junyo, running repairs enabled ship to remain at sea, during the Battle of Santa Cruz, 44 dead, 75 injured 26/10/1942. Withdrawn for temporary repair Noumea, New Caledonia by repair party from SS Vestal 30/10/1942
Portland Cruiser Damaged by 3 torpedoes from Japanese carrier aircraft none exploded Battle of Santa Cruz 27/10/1942
Boise Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships, off Guadalcanal, during the Battle of Esperance, her forward magazine caught fire killing nearly everyone in No. 1, 2 & 3 turrets, 107 dead 11/10/1942
Chester Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Japanese submarine I-176, off Solomon Islands, ship was hit on the starboard side amidships, 11 dead, 12 injured 20/10/1942
Salt Lake City Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships, during the Battle of Cape Esperance, she was disabled, but managed to get her engines running again 12/10/1942
San Juan Cruiser Damaged by bombs from Japanese aircraft, during the Battle of Santa Cruz, bomb passed through the stern causing some flooding, but missing the rudder 26/10/1942
Benson Destroyer Damaged by collision with American warship Trippe, in the North Atlantic, en route to Casco Bay, Maine. In pre-dawn darkness her bow ran into the Trippe's starboard quarter, 4 dead, 3 injured 19/10/1942
Farenholt Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships off Guadalcanal, during the Battle of Cape Esperance, hit three times her torpedo tubes were knocked out & flooding, crew shifted topside weight to correct list, 43 injured 12/10/1942
Mahan Destroyer Damaged in collision with American warships South Dakota, in the Solomon Islands. Collision seriously damaged her bow 30/10/1942. Repairs to collision damage at Noumea by repair party from SS Vestal. Repaired with a new bow at Pearl Harbor
Smith Destroyer Damaged by Japanese aircraft crashing into her bridge & forward section. Torpedo carried by aircraft exploded causing fire & her forward magazine had to be flooded to avoid an explosion, 57 dead, 12 injured 26/10/1942
McFarland Destroyer seaplane tender Damaged by bomb from Japanese dive-bomber aircraft, in Lunga Roads, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, bomb knocked out her rudder & steering engine, 11 dead, 12 injured 16/10/1942. Beached at Florida Island for temporary repair 17/10/1942
british flag Lost Report
Curacoa Cruiser Collision with RMS Queen Mary, NW of Bloody Foreland, in North Atlantic, liner cut across ship cutting her in 2, she sank immediately, 239 dead, 99 survivors 55.50N 08.38W 02/10/1942
Unique Submarine Lost for unknown reason W of Gibraltar 23/10/1942
Damaged Report
Frobisher Cruiser Withdrawn for defect to engine machinery at Kilikdni, only one propeller shaft working 13/10/1942
Phoebe Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-161, hit on port side abreast Q turret causing major structural damage & flooding & 60' by 30' hole in her hull, off Pointe Noire, Belgian Congo, 60 dead 23/10/1942. Beached & temporary repaired removing A turret, speed limited to 6 knots
Lance Destroyer Damaged by bombs from Axis aircraft, Malta 22/10/1942. Constructive total loss
Fame Destroyer Damaged ramming German submarine U-353, in the North Atlantic. Ship suffered serious structural damage to her bow 16/10/1942. Departed to UK for repair 17/10/1942
soviet flag Lost Report
L 16 Submarine Torpedoed in error by Japanese submarine I-25, 550 miles W of Seattle. Boat was in company with Soviet submarine L-15 45.41N 138.56W 11/10/1942
M 118 Submarine Sunk by Romanian warships Ghiculescu & Stihi Eugen off Cape Burnas 45.53N 30.19E 01/10/1942
S 007 Submarine Torpedoed by Finnish submarine Vesihiisi off Soderarm south west of Aland 59.51N 19.32E 44 dead 4 survivors 21/10/1942
ShCh 308 Syomga Submarine Depth charged by Finnish patrol boats VMV 13 & 15 at Tiiskeri 12/10/1942
ShCh 311 Kumzha Submarine Sunk by Finnish guard boats VIV 13 & 15 near Porkkala 12/10/1942
ShCh 213 Submarine Bombed by German aircraft whilst stranded off Tulcea, Romanian 44.39N 29.05E 14/10/1942
ShCh 320 Submarine Sunk by Finnish submarine Iku Turso off Aland Island 27/10/1942
ShCh 302 Okun Submarine Mined off Someri Island 13/10/1942

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Furutaka Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from American warships, off Guadalcanal, during the Battle of Cape Esperance, flooding her forward engine room. Gunfire from American warships Boise, Helena, Salt Lake City, & San Francisco, cause numerous fires & ignite her Long Lance torpedoes drawing more gunfire 11/10/1940. Ship sank early in the morning, stern first NW of Solomon Island, 110 dead, 514 survivors 09.02S 159.33E 12/10/1942
Yura Cruiser Damaged by bombs from American Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber aircraft, in N entrance of Indispensable Strait, off Guadalcanal. Hit in the stern, her engine room was flooded & started a number of fires. Bombed by American Army Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, reignited many fires, abandoned by crew she is scuttled by torpedoes & gunfire from Japanese warships Harusame & Yudachi, she breaks in 2 & sinks 08.15S 159.57E 25/10/1942
Fubuki Destroyer Sunk by gunfire from American warships Boise, Helena, Salt Lake City, & San Francisco off Savo Island, during the Battle of Cape Esperance, Solomon Islands, 110 dead, 109 survivors captured 09.06S 159.38E 11/10/1942
Murakumo Destroyer Damaged by bombs & torpedoes from American Marine Corp aircraft, 90 miles WNW of Savo Island, off the Solomon Islands, during the Battle of Cape Esperance, ship was set on fire & was later scuttled by torpedoes from Japanese warship Shirayuki, 22 dead 08.40S 159.20E 12/10/1942
Natsugumo Destroyer Damaged by bomb near misses from American Marine Corp aircraft, 90 miles WNW of Savo Island, off the Solomon Islands, during the Battle of Cape Esperance, ship hull ruptured & she sank in 39 minutes, 16 dead, 176 survivors 09.10S 159.40E 12/10/1942
Oboro Destroyer Bombed by American Army Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft, 30 miles NE of Kiska Island, whilst in company with Japanese warship Hatsuharu, bomb hit munitions carried on board caused massive explosion that sank ship, 17 survivors 52.17N 178.08E 16/10/1942
I-30 Submarine Mined by British mine, 3 miles E of Keppel Harbour, Singapore, 13 dead, 96 survivors 13/10/1942. Lost with the boat that had travelled from German occupied France were, 40 enigma machines, plus plans for German torpedoes, air defence ground radar with one complete set, rockets & glider bombs and industrial diamonds to the value of one million Yen
I-22 Submarine Lost last reported in Eastern Solomons 05/10/1942 Presumed lost 100 dead 04/11/1942
Damaged Report
Shokaku Carrier Damaged by 6 bombs by Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber aircraft from American warship Enterprise, during the Battle of Santa Cruz. Aft part of flight deck buckled & ship's island hit, deck aircraft elevator knocked out & large fires started, 60 dead 26/10/1942. Arrived for repair Yokosuka 06/11/1942
Hiyo Carrier Damaged by fire in generator room causing considerable damage to the ship's water condenser, prior to the Battle of Santa Cruz. Her speed was no limited to 16 knots. She was sent back to Truk for repair 17/10/1942. Arrived for repair Truk 26/10/1942
Zuiho Carrier Damaged by bombs from Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber aircraft from American warship Enterprise, during the Battle of Santa Cruz. Massive 50' crater in aft of her flight deck & fires started. Unable to land aircraft she launched remaining aircraft, got fires under control & left for repair 26/10/1942
Aoba Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from American warships San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Boise, Helena & destroyers, during the Battle of Cape Esperance, hit by up to 40 shells, her bridge was wrecked, No. 2 & 3 turrets knocked out & boilers knocked off line, 80 dead 11/10/1942. Temporary repairs Shortland Island 13/10/1942. Arrived for repair Kure 22/10/1942
Chikuma Cruiser Damaged by bombs from aircraft from Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers from American warship Hornet, 250 miles NE of Guadalcanal, during the Battle of Santa Cruz, hit by 3 bombs causing extensive damage & limiting her speed to 23 knots, 190 dead, 154 injured 26/10/1942
Tenryu Cruiser Damaged by bomb from American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress at Rabaul, hit by 1 bomb ripping 16' hole in starboard bow, 22 dead, 29 injured 02/10/1942
Akizuki Destroyer Damaged by bomb near misses from American Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber aircraft, in N entrance of Indispensable Strait, off Guadalcanal, whilst assisting Japanese warship Yura. Her engine room & engineering spaces damaged, she was disabled. Ship managed to get underway again 25/10/1942. Arrived for temporary repair from repair ship Hakkai Maru at Rabaul, New Britain Island 27/10/1942. Arrived for repair at Yokosuka 06/11/1942
Hatsuyuki Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American aircraft, off Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands. Near miss jammed her rudder 01/10/1942
Hatsuharu Destroyer Bombed by American Army Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft, 30 miles NE of Kiska Island, whilst in company with Japanese warship Oboro, bomb hit her stern & disabled her rudder, 4 dead, 14 injured 52.17N 178.08E 16/10/1942. Limped back to Paramushiro under own steam 25/10/1942
Nowaki Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American aircraft, off Guadalcanal Island, 11 dead 09/10/1942
Minegumo Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American aircraft, off Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands. Near miss off her bow caused serious flooding & limiting her speed to 14 knots 05/10/1942. Arrived for temporary repair at Truk 06/10/1942
Murasame Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American aircraft, off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 05/10/1942. Arrived for repair at Truk 07/10/1942
Ikazuchi Destroyer Damaged by strafing from American aircraft off Guadalcanal. Her rudder was temporarily jammed, 4 injured 25/10/1942
german flag Lost Report
U-116 Submarine Missing in the North Atlantic, W of the Bay of Biscay 56 dead, 0 survivors 45.00N 31.30W 11/10/1942. Last radio contact 06/10/1942
U-171 Submarine Mined in the Bay of Biscay approaching Lorient, 22 dead, 30 survivors rescued by German forces 47.39N 03.34W 09/10/1942
U-179 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & forced to the surface & then rammed by British warship Active, in the South Atlantic, NWN of Cape Town, 61 dead, 0 survivors 33.38S 17.05E 08/10/1942
U-216 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft 700 miles WSW of Ireland, 45 dead, 0 survivors 48.21N 19.25W 20/10/1942. Liberator damaged by own depth charges exploded & crashed landed at Predannack, England
U-353 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & rammed by British warship Fame in the North Atlantic, boat was forced to the surface British boarding party managed to land & seize some documents before it sank, 6 dead 39 survivors captured 53.54N 29.30W 16/10/1942
U-412 Submarine Depth charged by British Wellington aircraft, Norwegian Sea, NE of the Faroes, 47 dead, 0 survivors 63.55N 00.24E 22/10/1942
U-512 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American Douglas B-18 Bobo aircraft in the South Atlantic, N of Cayenne, boat dived & escaped, but flooding eventually reached the batteries & chlorine gas forcing the crew to attempt to escape, 51 dead, 1 survivor captured, 06.50N 52.25W 02/10/1942
U-520 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian Digby aircraft in the North Atlantic, E of Newfoundland, 53 dead, 0 survivors 47.47N 49.50W 30/10/1942
U-559 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Pakenham, Petard, Hero, Dulverton & Hurworth and British Wellesley aircraft, NE of Port Said, in the Mediterranean Sea. Boat was forced to surface & crew abandoned her, a boarding party from Pakenham got off vital documents relating to the Enigma encryption machine, 2 of the boarding party died when boat sank, 7 dead, 38 survivors captured 32.30N 33.00E 30/10/1942
U-582 Submarine Depth charged by American Catalina aircraft in the North Atlantic, WNW of Rockall, 46 dead, 0 survivors 58.52N 21.42W 05/10/1942
U-597 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, WSW of Rockall, 49 dead, 0 survivors 56.50N 28.05W 12/10/1942
U-599 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, NE of the Azores, 44 dead, 0 survivors 46.07N 17.40W 24/10/1942
U-619 Submarine Depth charged by British Hudson aircraft in the North Atlantic, SW of Iceland, 44 dead, 0 survivors 58.41N 22.58W 05/10/1942
U-627 Submarine Depth charged by British Fortress aircraft in the North Atlantic, S of Iceland, 44 dead, 0 survivors 59.14N 22.49W 27/10/1942
U-658 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian Hudson aircraft in the North Atlantic, NE of Newfoundland, 48 dead, 0 survivors 50.32N 46.32W 30/10/1942
U-661 Submarine Rammed by British warship Viscount, in mid North Atlantic, 44 dead, 0 survivors 53.42N 35.56W 15/10/1942
Komet AMC Torpedoed off Cap de la Hague by British MTB's 14/10/1942
Damaged Report
U-156 Submarine Damaged by bomb from American Liberator aircraft, whilst submarine was carrying 200 survivors of the SS Laconia & towing lifeboats 16/10/1942. RAF officer on submarine tried to contact American aircraft, but despite red cross on submarine aircraft pressed home attack, bombs also destroyed 1 lifeboat & over turned another
U-333 Submarine Damaged by gunfire, ramming & depth charge attack from British warship Crocus, 60 miles SW of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Boat was caught on the surface & rammed twice. After exchange of gunfire at close range, boat submerged & was depth charged. Boat later surfaced & made her escape in darkness, 3 dead & 1 missing 06/10/1942. Returned to La Pallice 23/10/1943
U-606 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Viscount, in the North Atlantic, S of Cape Farewell 14/10/1942. Damaged by depth charges by Norwegian warship Acanthus 15/10/1942
italy flag Lost Report
Giovanni Di Verazzano Destroyer Torpedoed by British submarine Unbending, S of Pantelleria, in the Mediterranean Sea, blowing her stern off 35.52N 12.02E 19/10/1942

 

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
Denver Light Cruiser New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Apr 1942 12 x 6"; 12 x 5"; 28 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 4 aircraft 5"-3.5" 32.5 11931 1285
Conway Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Cony Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Glennon Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Kalk Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Jul 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Laub Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA Apr 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Maddox Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Sep 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Stanly Destroyer Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC May 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Waller Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Haddo Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jun 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Hake Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jul 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Scorpion Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Jul 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Snook Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Aug 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Sands Transport New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Nov 1919 4 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1190 139
Talbot Transport William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Feb 1918 4 x 4"; 2 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35.3 1090 139
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Loyal Destroyer Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Oct 1941 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36 2725 226
Obedient Destroyer William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Apr 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6"; 8 x 21" TT 37 2270 212
Orwell Destroyer John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Apr 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6"; 8 x 21" TT 37 2270 212
Quilliam Destroyer Hawthorn & Leslie, Hebburn-on-Tyne Nov 1941 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2480 225
Racecourse Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Jun 1942 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2480 225
Redoubt Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank May 1942 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2480 225
P 52 Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Oct 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Activity Escort Carrier Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Ltd, Dundee May 1942 2 x 4"; 24 x 1.7"; 15 Aircraft 18 14250 700
Attacker Escort Carrier Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, CA Sep 1941 2 x 4"; 16 x 40 mm Bofors; 10 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18.5 14170 646
Honesty Corvette Kingston Shipbuilding, Kingston, ON Sep 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Limbourne Destroyer Escort Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan May 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Melbreak Destroyer Escort Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Mar 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Wensleydale Destroyer Escort Yarrow & Co, Glasgow Jun 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Test Frigate Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen May 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Wear Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Jun 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Circe Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Jun 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Fly Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Jun 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
free France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Le Fantasque Destroyer Lorient Naval Dockyard Mar 1934 5 x 5.5"; 4 x 37 mm; 4 x 13.2 mm; 9 x 21.7" TT; 50 Mines 37 2569 210
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
K 52 Submarine Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad Dec 1939 2 x 100 mm; 1 x 45 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 20 Mines 21 1490 60
M 119 Submarine Krasnaya Sormovo Yard, Gorki Jun 1941 1 x 45 mm; 4 x 21" TT 13.5 210 20
S 051 Submarine Dalzavod Yard, Vladivostock Aug 1940 1 x 100 mm; 1 x 45 mm; 1 x 0.303" MG; 6 x 21" TT   18.85 856 45
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Leamington Destroyer New York Shipbuilding, Camden, NJ Sep 1918 4 x 4"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1090 146
Montgomery Destroyer Bath Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jun 1918 4 x 4"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1090 146
Esquimalt Minesweeper Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel, QC Aug 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 590 60
Kentville Minesweeper Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur, ON Apr 1942 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Kapunda Minesweeper Poole & Steel Ltd, Sydney, NSW Jun 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
Pirie Minesweeper Broken Hill Ply, Ltd, Whyalla, SA Dec 1941 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
netherlands flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Dolfijn Submarine Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Jul 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 540 33

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Agano Light Cruiser Sasebo Naval Dockyard Oct 1941 6 x 6"; 4 x 3"; 32 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 16 DC; 2 Aircraft 2.2"-1" 35 7590 730
Ro-101 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe May 1942 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
Ro-103 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Dec 1941 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
germany flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
T 24 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Sep 1941 4 x 4.1"; 4 x 37 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   32.5 1294 206
ZH 01 Destroyer Rotterdam Dry Dock Co, Rottterdam. Oct 1939 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.5; 8 x 21" TT 37.5 1628 236
U-191 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jul 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-197 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen May 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-229 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-230 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-272 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-273 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-306 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-340 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-359 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Jun 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-386 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-418 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Jul 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-469 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-530 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Jul 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-531 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Aug 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-642 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-643 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-644 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-645 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-646 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-667 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-731 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jul 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-732 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-760 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Jun 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
Tritone Submarine Cantiere Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone Jan 1942 1 x 100 mm; 2 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT 16 930 16

 

Neutral Commissioned

denmark flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Havhesten Submarine Copenhagen Royal Shipyard, Copenhagen Jul 1940 2 x 40 mm; 2 x 8 mm; 5 x 18" TT 15 320 20