Key WWII events - December 1942

Battle of Barents Sea
Operation Portcullis: Allied convoy from Alexandria to Malta. Convoy of 5 merchant ships. 5 arrived. Last Fleet Operation convoy to Malta.
Germans attempt to relieve Stalingrad

German destroyer Z 16 Friedrich Eckoldt

German destroyer Z 16 Friedrich Eckoldt

Axis Dec-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 0 0 3 3 10 16 Battleships 27 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 3 3 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 0 0 2 2 9 13 Heavy Cruisers 20 5 10 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 4 0 8 4 14 26 Light Cruisers 56 18 29 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 0
8 7 7 62 47 74 190 Destroyers 444 195 146 4 45 18 10 0 4 2 4 9 7 0
4 9 0 69 317 49 435 Submarines 404 131 78 5 170 0 0 0 1 11 1 2 4 1
0 0 0 0 0 4 4 Escort Carriers 16 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 36 13 33 85 Escorts 359 10 229 20 12 75 2 0 2 0 5 4 0 0
3 2 0 0 4 0 4 Other 28 4 17 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 19 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
Wasmuth Destroyer Damaged by explosion of own depth charges when they were torn from ship in gale off Aleutians. Depth charges fell overboard & detonated 27/12/1942. Ship sank 29/12/1942
british flag Lost Report
Achates Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German warship Lutzow, during the Battle of the Barents Sea, whilst protecting convoy JW5 1B to the Soviet Union. Ship was providing a smoke screen when she was hit by 11" shells. Her main armament knocked out, ship taken in tow by trawler Northern Gem, ship rolled over & sank, 91 survivors 73.03N 03.42E 31/12/1942
Firedrake Destroyer Torpedoed by German submarine U-211, 600 miles S of Iceland, in the North Atlantic. Torpedo hit starboard side breaking ship in two, 122 dead, 26 survivors 50.50N 25.15W 17/12/1942
Partridge Destroyer Torpedoed by German submarine U-565, 50 miles W of Oran, in the Mediterranean Sea, engine room & gearing room flooded causing the ship to break in two, 37 dead, 173 survivors 35.50N 01.35W 18/12/1942
Quentin Destroyer Torpedoed by German aircraft, N of Cape Bon, in the Mediterranean Sea 37.40N 08.55E 02/12/1942
P 222 Submarine Depth charged by Italian MTB Fortunale, SE of Capri, in the Bay of Naples 40.29N 14.20E 12/12/1942
Traveller Submarine Mined by Italian mine, in the Gulf of Taranto 08/12/1942
P 311 Submarine Mined by Italian mine in the Straits of Bonifacio, Sardinia 31/12/1942
P 48 Submarine Depth charged by Italian warships, Ardente & Ardito, NW of Zembra Island, in the Gulf of Tunis 37.15N 10.30E 25/12/1942
Marigold Corvette Torpedoed by Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM 79 aircraft, off Algiers, in the Mediterranean Sea, 40 dead 36.83N 03.00E 09/12/1942
Snapdragon Corvette Bombed by German aircraft NW of Benghazi, Libya 32.18N 19.54E 19/12/1942
Blean Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by German submarine U-443, W of Oran, in the Mediterranean Sea, hit by 2 torpedoes one forward, one aft, she sank in 4 minutes stern first, 89 dead, 94 survivors 35.55N 01.50W 11/12/1942
Penylan Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by German E-boat S 115, 5 miles S of Start Point, in the English Channel, 117 survivors 50.08N 03.39W 03/12/1942
Bramble Minesweeper Sunk by gunfire from German warship Admiral Hipper, during the Battle of the Barents Sea, whilst protecting convoy JW5 1B to the Soviet Union, 121 dead, 0 survivors 73.18N 30.06E 31/12/1942
Damaged Report
Argonaut Cruiser Damaged by torpedoes from Italian submarine Mocenigo, W of Galita Island, in the Mediterranean Sea. Two torpedo hits seriously damaged her bow and her stern was blown off. Her two aft turrets were also disabled and she could not be steered. She was towed to Algiers 14/12/1942. Arrived for temporary repair Gibraltar 01/01/1943. Arrived for repair at Philadelphia 30/04/1943
Manxman Cruiser Minelayer Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-375 off Oran, in the Mediterranean Sea, torpedo caused flooding to engine & gearing rooms & 12 degree list to port 36.39N 00.15E 01/12/1942. Towed to Mers-el-Kebir 02/12/1942
Onslow Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German warship, Admiral Hipper, during the Battle of the Barents Sea, whilst protecting convoy JW5 1B to the Soviet Union. Ship sustained major damage, 17 dead 31/12/1942. Temporary repair at Murmansk
Porcupine Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-602, 70 miles NNE of Oran, in the Mediterranean Sea, torpedo caused major structural damage & flooding, 7 dead, 3 injured 36.40N 00.04E 08/12/1942. Constructive total loss. Towed to Britain to be used as harbour hulks after being cut in two, forward section called Pork & after section called Pine
Obdurate Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German warships Admiral Hipper & Lutzow, during the Battle of Barents Sea, whilst protecting convoy JW5 1B to the Soviet Union. Ship was damaged by shell splinters 31/12/1942
Bulldog Destroyer Damaged by storm weather during Russian Arctic Convoy duty 23/12/1942. Withdrawn for repair 28/12/1942
Hesperus Destroyer Damaged after ramming German submarine U-357, in the North Atlantic, NW of Ireland, 57.10N 15.40W 26/12/1942
Enchantress Sloop Damaged ramming & sinking Italian submarine Corallo, in the western Mediterranean Sea, causing serious structural damage to the bow 13/12/1942
soviet flag Lost Report
L  24 Submarine Mined off Cape Kaliakra 43.19N 28.41E 60 dead 24/12/1942
M 31 Submarine Lost off Fidonisi Island 17/12/1942
ShCh 212 Submarine Sunk by German warships off Sulina 44 dead 17/12/1942
canada flag Damaged Report
Caldwell Destroyer Damaged in hurricane force winds off Newfoundland coast, ship forced to heave to. Major structural damage & crew forced to steer by hand when steering system failed 12/12/1942. After 6 days of riding the storm fuel was running short 18/12/1942. Able to make 10 knots westward 19/12/1942. Joined by British warship Wanderer & Canadian warship Skeena, but storm force weather prevented a tow being attached 20/12/1942. Fuel on board exhausted & furniture broken up & used in boilers 21/12/1942. Under tow of tug for 126 mile passage to St John, Nova Scotia 22/12/1942. Arrived St John where found turbine bearings defective & not repairable locally 24/12/1942. Towed to Halifax, then Boston, MA for repair, surviving another Atlantic storm & being cut drift for 3 days arrived Boston 31/01/1943. Axis forces played no part during this thoroughly miserable time for her crew
australia flag Lost Report
Armidale Minesweeper Torpedoed by Japanese aircraft, in the Timor Sea, whilst on second passage to Timor to evacuate refugees and bring relief personnel from Port Darwin. Hit by 2 torpedoes one hit the mess deck & the other into the engine room, she sank within 5 minutes 40 crew & 60 Dutch died 09.09.52S 125.43.30E 01/12/1942
new zealand flag Damaged Report
Leander Cruiser Withdrawn from operational service after cracks found in plating of fuel tanks 19/12/1942

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Tenryu Cruiser Torpedoed by American submarine Albacore, 10 miles E of Madang Harbour, New Guinea, hit in stern by 2 torpedoes, her engine room floods rapidly & ship is disabled, she sinks 2 hours later, 23 dead, 21 injured 05.12S 145.56E 18/12/1942
Teruzuki Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American MTB PT-45, off Cape Esperance, Guadalcanal, torpedo caused a fire & disabled her. Fire reached her depth charges & the resulting explosion wrecked her stern & sank her 12/12/1942
I-3 Submarine Torpedoed by American PT-59, 3 miles off Kamimbo Bay, Cape Esperance, Guadalcanal, torpedo hit stern of boat which was followed by a tremendous explosion, 90 dead, 4 survivors 09.12S 159.42E 09/12/1942
I-4 Submarine Torpedoed by American submarine Seadragon, southern entrance of St. George's Channel, off New Britain, torpedo hit stern of ship causing a massive explosion & the boat sank stern first 90 dead, 0 survivors 05.02S 152.33E 20/12/1942
Damaged Report
Ryuho Carrier Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Drum, 160 miles E Hachijo-jima, in Tokyo Bay, torpedo caused only moderate damage 12/12/1942
Nowaki Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American aircraft, whilst on transport run to Guadalcanal. Near miss damaged hull & flooded the engine room. Ship was disabled & had to be towed by Japanese warship Naganami back to Shortland, 17 dead 07/12/1942. Arrived under tow by Japanese warship Maikaze at Truk for temporary repair 18/12/1942. Arrived for repair at Yokosuka 24/02/1943
Ariake Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft, whilst towing damaged Japanese warship Uzuki to Rabaul, New Britain Island. Straddled by 6 near misses, her No. 2 & 3 turrets were knocked out & her speed was limited to 16 knots. She handed tow to Japanese warship Urakaze & steamed to Truk, 28 dead, 40 injured 26/12/1942. Arrived Truk for temporary repair 03/01/1943
Uzuki Destroyer Damaged in collision with Japanese merchant ship Nankai Maru, en route from Rabaul to Munda. Her propulsion system was damaged in collision & she was disabled, taken in tow by Japanese warship Ariake 25/12/1942. Ariake was damaged by bombs & Uzuki was towed on to Rabaul by Japanese warship Urakaze 26/12/1942
german flag Lost Report
Z 16 Friedrich Eckoldt Destroyer Sunk by gunfire from British warships Sheffield & Jamaica, during in Battle of the Barents Sea, whilst attacking Allied convoy JW5 1B to the Soviet Union. Hit amidships by 6" shells, her magazine exploded & the ship broke in two, sinking in less than 2 minutes 73.15N 30.20E 31/12/1942
U-254 Submarine Damaged in collision with German submarine U-221 in North Atlantic ESE of Cape Farewell, Greenland. 4 of the crew picked up by U-211. Boat could no longer dive & was depth charged & sunk by British Liberator aircraft 120 Squadron, 41 dead 57.25N 35.19W 08/12/1942
U-356 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian warships St Laurent, Chilliwack, Battleford & Napanee, North Atlantic, N of the Azores, 43.30N 25.40W 27/12/1942
U-357 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Hesperus & Australian warship Vanessa, in the North Atlantic, NW of Ireland. Boat dived & surfaced after dark, she was spotted by Hesperus who after a pursuit rammed the boat & cut her in two, 36 dead, 6 survivors captured 57.10N 15.40W 26/12/1942
U-585 Submarine Mined by German mine which had drifted from the ´Bantos-A´ barrage, in the Barents Sea, N of Kilo Inlet, 44 dead, 0 survivors 70.10N 34.00E 30/12/1942
U-611 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, ESE of Cape Farewell, 45 dead, 0 survivors 57.25N 35.19W 08/12/1942
U-626 Submarine Depth charged by American Coast Guard cutter Ingham, in the North Atlantic, WSW Rockall, 47 dead, 0 survivors 56.46N 27.12W 15/12/1942
Damaged Report
Admiral Hipper Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from British warships Sheffield & Jamaica, during the Battle of the Barents Sea, whilst attacking Allied convoy JW5 1B to the Soviet Union. 6" shells flooded her ships forward boiler room & limited her speed to 28 knots 31/12/1942. Arrived at Kaalfjord for temporary repair 24/01/1943. Her repair at Kiel was delayed on order of Adolf Hitler
U-211 Submarine Damaged in collision with German submarine U-254 in North Atlantic ESE of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 4 of the crew of U-254 picked up by boat 57.25N 35.19W 08/12/1942
U-566 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Hudson aircraft in the North Atlantic, W of Gibraltar 17/12/1942
U-757 Submarine Damaged by internal explosion on board boat in the North Atlantic 19/12/1942
italy flag Lost Report
Aviere Destroyer Torpedoed by British submarine Splendid, N of Bizerta, in the Mediterranean Sea, ship broke in two & sank quickly, 200 dead 38.00N 10.05E 17/12/1942
Folgore Destroyer Sunk by gunfire from British warships Aurora, Argonaut & Sirius, N of Cape Bon, in the Mediterranean Sea 37.43N 11.16E 02/12/1942
Corallo Submarine Rammed & sunk by British warship Enchantress, in the western Mediterranean Sea 13/12/1942
Porfido Submarine Torpedoed by British submarines Tigris, 80 miles NNE of Bone, in the Mediterranean Sea 38.10N 08.35E 06/12/1942
Uarsciek Submarine Scuttled to avoid capture after being damaged by British warship Petard & Greek warship Olga 15/12/1942
Lupo Destroyer Escort Sunk by gunfire from British warships Jervis, Javelin, Janus & Kelvin, off Kerkenah Bank, Tunisian coast 04/12/1942
Damaged Report
Raimondo Montecuccoli Cruiser Damaged by bombs from American Army Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft at Naples 04/12/1942
France flag Lost Report
Le Fantasque Destroyer To Free France 12/1942
Bombarde Torpedo Boat Seized by Italians at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
L'Iphigenie Torpedo Boat Seized by Italians at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
La Pomone Torpedo Boat Seized by Italians at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Calypso Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942. Bombed by Allied aircraft before entering service 30/01/1943
Circe Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Dauphin Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Espadon Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Nautilus Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Perle Submarine To Free France 12/1942
Requin Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Saphir Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Turquoise Submarine Seized by Germans at Bizerta, Tunisia 08/12/1942
Colombie AMC Seized at Martinique by Americans 12/1942

 

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
Beale Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, New York, NY Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Carmick Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Mar 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Claxton Destroyer Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Dyson Destroyer Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Eaton Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Sep 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Foote Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Guest Destroyer Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Feb 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Herndon Destroyer Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA Feb 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
McLanahan Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA Sep 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Renshaw Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Ringgold Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Stevenson Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Hoe Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Sep 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Steelhead Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Sep 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Core Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA May 1942 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20mm; 28 aircraft 16.5 7886 890
Alacrity Corvette Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, ON Sep 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Brisk Corvette Collingwood Shipbuilding, Kingston, ON Jun 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Might Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Jul 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Asheville Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Aug 1942 2 x 4"; Hedgehog; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Natchez Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Sep 1942 2 x 4"; Hedgehog; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Humphreys Transport New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Jul 1919 4 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1190 139
Waters Transport William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Mar 1918 4 x 4"; 2 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1090 139
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Queenborough Destroyer Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Jan 1942 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2480 225
Simoom Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Oct 1942 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Sportsman Submarine Chatham Royal Dockyard, Chatham Apr 1942 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Truculent Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Sep 1942 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Ultor Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Oct 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Stalker Escort Carrier Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, CA Mar 1942 2 x 4"; 16 x 40 mm Bofors; 10 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18.5 14170 646
Vidette Destroyer Escort Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan Feb 1918 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 20 Oerlikon; 4 x 21" TT 24.5 1300 170
Brecon Destroyer Escort John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Jun 1942 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 3 x 21" TT 26 1700 170
Easton Destroyer Escort John Samual White & Co, Cowes Jul 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Haydon Destroyer Escort Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle Apr 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Itchen Frigate Fleming & Ferguson Shipbuilding, Paisley Jul 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Kale Frigate A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow Jun 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Lagan Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Jul 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Ness Frigate Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Jul 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Cygnet Sloop Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Jul 1942 6 x 4"; 8 x 1.6" pp; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Woodpecker Sloop William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Jun 1942 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 19.25 1880 180
Espiegle Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Aug 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Fancy Minesweeper Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth Aug 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Hound Minesweeper Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow Jul 1944 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
Perle Submarine Toulon Naval Dockyard Jul 1935 1 x 3"; 2 x 13.2 mm; 3 x 21.7" TT; 2 x 15.7" TT; 32 Mines 12 761 42
La Combattante Destroyer Escort Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Apr 1942 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1050 168
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Kalinin Heavy Cruiser Amur Yard, Komsomolsk May 1942 9 x 7"; 6 x 100 mm; 4 x 0.5" MG; 6 x 21" TT; 100 mines; 2 aircraft  2" 34 8048 812
S 015 Submarine Krasnaya Sormovo Yard, Gorki Apr 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
Iroquois Destroyer Vickers & Armstrong, Newcastle-on-Tyne Sep 1941 6 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 4 x 21" TT 36.5 1927 240
Trois Rivieres Minesweeper Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel Jun 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 590 60
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Bathurst Minesweeper Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, NSW Aug 1940 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
Wagga Minesweeper Morts Dock, Shipbuilders, Sydney, NSW Jul 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
poland flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Orkan Destroyer Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Feb 1942 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36 1935 226
Dzik Submarine Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Oct 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.3 540 33
greece flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Matrozos Submarine CRDA, Monfalcone May 1936 1 x 100 mm; 4 x 13.2 mm; 6 x 21" TT 14 680 45

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Hatsuzuki Destroyer Maizuru Naval Dockyard Apr 1942 8 x 3.9"; 4 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 72 DC   33 2701 300
Suzutsuki Destroyer Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Mar 1942 8 x 3.9"; 4 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 72 DC   33 2701 300
Onami Destroyer Fujinagata Shipyard, Osaka Aug 1942 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
I-177 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Dec 1941 1 x 4.7"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 23.1 1630 88
I-178 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Feb 1942 1 x 4.7"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 23.1 1630 88
Ro-106 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard May 1942 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
Ro-107 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard May 1942 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
germany flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
T 25 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Dec 1941 4 x 4.1"; 4 x 37 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   32.5 1294 206
U-193 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Aug 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-200 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Aug 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-219 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Oct 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 4 x 20 mm; 2 x 21" TT; 66 Mines 16.4 1735 52
U-235 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Nov 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-276 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-277 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Nov 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-308 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-361 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-388 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Nov 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-420 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Aug 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-487 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Oct 1942 1 x 37 mm; 4 x 20 mm; + 4 Torpedoes, 423 tons diesel fuel 14.4 1661 53
U-534 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Sep 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-535 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Oct 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-669 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-713 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-734 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-735 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-761 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Sep 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-951 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-952 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-953 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-954 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-955 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Nov 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
Coronel AMC Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack 6 x 5.9"; 6 x 40 mm; 8 x 20 mm; 3 Aircraft 16 5042 350
italy flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
FR 117 Submarine Chantiers Schneider, Chalon-sur-Saone Oct 1925 1 x 3"; 2 x 8 mm; 7 x 21.7" TT 14 615 14
FR 113 Submarine Arsenal de Cherbourg Naval Dockyard May 1926 1 x 100 mm; 2 x 8 mm; 10 x 21.7" TT 15 947 15
FR 114 Submarine Arsenal de Toulon Naval Dockyard May 1926 1 x 100 mm; 2 x 8 mm; 10 x 21.7" TT 15 947 15
FR 115 Submarine Arsenal de Toulon Naval Dockyard Apr 1925 1 x 100 mm; 2 x 8 mm; 10 x 21.7" TT 15 947 15
FR 112 Submarine Arsenal de Toulon Naval Dockyard Dec 1928 1 x 3"; 2 x 13.2 mm; 3 x 21.7" TT; 2 x 15.7" TT; 32 Mines 12 761 12
FR 116 Submarine Arsenal de Toulon Naval Dockyard May 1929 1 x 3"; 2 x 13.2 mm; 3 x 21.7" TT; 2 x 15.7" TT; 32 Mines 12 761 12
Ardimentoso Destroyer Escort Gio Ansaldo & C, Sestri Ponente, Genoa Jun 1942 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26
FR 41 Torpedo Boat Chantiers de la Loire, St Nazaire Mar 1936 2 x 3.9"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 34.5
FR 42 Torpedo Boat Chantiers de la Loire, St Nazaire Jan 1935 2 x 3.9"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 34.5
FR 43 Torpedo Boat Chantiers de la Loire, St Nazaire Apr 1935 2 x 3.9"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 34.5

 

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