Key WWII events - February 1943

Germans surrender at Stalingrad
German forces break through Kasserine Pass
Japanese resistance ends on Guadalcanal
First British Chindit operation into Burma

Image of British minelayer Welshman February 1943

British minelayer Welshman

Axis Feb-43 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 9 15 Battleships 27 12 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Fleet Carriers 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Light Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 2 1 10 13 Heavy Cruisers 19 3 9 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 1 0 7 4 13 24 Light Cruisers 62 22 29 2 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 0
8 0 7 59 47 74 187 Destroyers 457 214 136 7 46 18 10 0 5 2 3 9 7 0
4 0 0 69 349 52 470 Submarines 426 136 78 18 172 0 0 0 2 11 1 3 4 1
0 0 0 0 0 4 4 Escort Carriers 20 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 39 13 31 86 Escorts 373 13 238 22 12 75 2 0 2 0 5 4 0 0
3 0 0 0 4 0 4 Other 33 8 17 2 0 3 2 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 0 0 5 0
Destroyers 15 8 2 2 0 20 5 16 6
Submarines 3 9 0 4 8 24 4 5 9
Escort Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorts 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Others 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
De Haven Destroyer Bombed by Japanese Aichi B3A1 Ryusei aircraft, 2 miles E of Savo Island, Solomon Islands, whilst en route from Guadalcanal to Tulagi whilst in company with American warship Nicholas. Hit 3 times ship set on fire sank rapidly 167 dead, 38 injured 09.09S 159.52E 01/02/1943
Amberjack Submarine Depth charged Japanese warships MTB Hiyodori & SC-18, off New Britain, in the Solomon Islands, 80 dead, 0 survivors 05.05S 152.37E 16/02/1943
Damaged Report
Nicholas Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from Japanese Aichi B3A1 Ryusei aircraft, 2 miles E of Savo Island, Solomon Islands, whilst en route from Guadalcanal to Tulagi whilst in company with American warship De Haven. Hit by 1 bomb her steering was knocked out 2 dead 09.09S 159.52E 01/02/1943
Stevenson Destroyer Damaged in collision with merchant ship SS Berwind Vale, off Newport, RI, losing part of her bow 04/02/1943
Growler Submarine Damaged ramming Japanese warship & strafing, her bow was bent to the left. Boat was trying to avoid being rammed when she rammed the Japanese ship amidships. The Japanese ship raked the conning tower & her captain ordered her to crash dive to escape, whilst he was still on the bridge. 3 dead 07/02/1943. Arrived for repair Brisbane 17/02/1943
british flag Lost Report
Welshman Cruiser Minelayer Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-617, 43 miles E of Tobruk, in the Mediterranean Sea, torpedo hit aft caused flooding of the mine deck, this made the ship unstable. Unable to correct this flooding she sank in 2 hours, 157 dead 32.12N 24.53E 01/02/1943
Tigris Submarine Lost probably depth charged by German warship Uj-2210, in the western Mediterranean Sea 27/02/1943
Vandal Submarine Lost unknown reason, in the Kilbrennan Sound, N of Arran, in Firth of Clyde, crew in forward part of boat survived the sinking & had attempted to escape, no bodies were found, 37 dead, 0 survivors 55.43N 05.20W 24/02/1943
Erica Corvette Mined off Derna, Libya, in the Mediterranean Sea 32.48N 21.10E 09/02/1943
Pozarica Anti-Aircraft Ship Damaged by torpedo from Italian aircraft, NW of Bougie, in the Mediterranean Sea 37.07N 05.32E 13/02/1943. During salvage operation ship capsized & sank 13/02/1943
Damaged Report
Sheffield Cruiser Damaged in rough weather during Russian convoy duty. Serious structural damage & the top of A turret was completely removed 18/02/1943
Wivern Destroyer Damaged by depth charges from sinking Canadian warship Weyburn, 4 miles W of Cape Spartel, in the North Atlantic, she had be rescuing the crew of the Canadian ship when she was damaged 35.46N 06.02W 22/02/1943
soviet flag Lost Report
K 22 Submarine Mined off Cape Harbaken, Norway 07/02/1943
Gruz Minesweeper Torpedoed by German E-boats off Cape Myshako 28/02/1943
canada flag Lost Report
Louisburg Corvette Torpedoed by German aircraft, E of Oran, in the Mediterranean Sea 36.15N 00.15E 06/02/1943
Weyburn Corvette Mined laid by German submarine U-114, 4 miles W of Cape Spartel, in the North Atlantic 35.46N 0602W 22/02/1943
norway flag Lost Report
Uredd Submarine Mined in German field, SW of Fugloyvaer, Fugleoy Fjord, S of Bobo, Norway, 37 crew dead & 6 Special Agents who were to be put ashore 10/02/1943

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Oshio Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Albacore, 70 miles NW of Manus Islands, disabled by torpedo Japanese warship attempted to tow her, but her keel buckled & she sank, 8 dead 00.50S 146.06E 20/02/1943
Makikumo Destroyer Damaged by American mine in Doma Cove 3 miles SSW of Savo Island, Solomon Island, ship had been avoiding American PT boat attack when she hit the mine. Torpedoed by Japanese warship Yugumo, 5 dead, 7 injured, 237 survivors 09.15S 159.47E 01/02/1943
I-18 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Fletcher, 200 miles S of San Cristobal Island, in the Coral Sea, wreckage & oil on the surface confirm her sinking, 102 dead, 0 survivors 14.15S 161.53E 11/02/1943
Damaged Report
Yubari Cruiser Withdrawn to repair mechanical faults at Yokosuka 16/02/1943
Hatsuyuki Destroyer Damaged when she clipped the reef at Kavieng, New Ireland Island 17/02/1943. Arrived for repair Rabaul 21/02/1943
Makinami Destroyer Damaged by bomb near misses from American aircraft, en route to Guadalcanal. Near misses opened up her hull plates, flooding her engine rooms 01/02/1943. Towed by Japanese warship Fumizuki to Truk for emergency repair 08/02/1943
Hamakaze Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American aircraft, during run to Guadalcanal 08/02/1943. Arrived at Truk for temporary repair 19/02/1943. Arrived under tow from Japanese warship Michishio at Kure 16/03/1943
Kawakaze Destroyer Damaged in collision with Japanese merchant ship Toun Maru off Shortlands 10/02/1943. Towed back to Shortlands for temporary repair by Japanese warship Kuroshio 11/02/1943
Ro-100 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from unknown American warship, 40 miles SSW of Port Moresby, in Solomon Sea. Boat was approaching American transport ship at periscope depth when she was surprised by American warship & was forced to crash dive. Boat's periscopes smashed & caused leaks in her diesel engine room. Boat's crash dive was uncontrolled & she almost reached crush depth before every available crew member was ordered forward to regain control 14/02/1943. Arrives Rabaul for temporary repair 20/02/1943
german flag Lost Report
Admiral Scheer Battleship Damaged by bombs from British & American aircraft whilst under refit at Wilhelmshaven. Ship was hit by 1 bomb, which failed to explode & damaged by splinters from others, whilst in Drydock V, 1 dead 26/02/1943. Ship moved to Swinemunde to complete refit 12/03/1943. On Adolf Hitler's orders ship relegated to training duties in the Baltic Sea, but was still kept at full war readiness at all times
U-187 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Vimy & Beverley, 9 dead, 45 survivors captured in the North Atlantic 1250 miles SSE of Cape Farewell 50.12N 36.35W 04/02/1943
U-201 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Viscount, in the North Atlantic 850 miles ENE of St John's, 49 dead, 0 survivors 50.36N 41.07W 17/02/1943
U-205 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Paladin, near the northern point of Cyrene W of Derna, in the Mediterranean Sea, boat surfaced & crew abandoned her after attempted scuttle, British boarding party found Enigma encryption coding books, 8 dead, 42 survivors captured British warship attempted to tow boat to the Libyan coast, but she sank in Ras-el-Hiba Bay 100 miles W of Tobruk 17/02/1943
U-225 Submarine Depth charged by British B-24 Liberator aircraft in the mid-North Atlantic, 46 dead, 0 survivors 55.45N 31.09W 15/02/1943
U-265 Submarine Depth charged by British B-17 Fortress aircraft WSW of Rockall, 46 dead, 0 survivors 56.35N 22.49W 03/02/1943
U-268 Submarine Depth charged by British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft in the Bay of Biscay W of St Nazaire, boat was illuminated on the surface & attacked, 45 dead, 0 survivors 47.03N 05.56W 19/02/1943
U-442 Submarine Depth Charged by British Hudson aircraft in the North Atlantic, W of Cape Saint Vincent, 48 dead, 0 survivors 37.32N 11.56W 12/02/1943
U-443 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Bicester, Lamberton & Wheatland, in the Mediterranean, NW of Algiers, 48 dead, 0 survivors 23/02/1943
U-522 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Totland, in the North Atlantic, SW of Madeira, Portugal, 51 dead, 0 survivors 31.27N 26.22W 23/02/1943
U-529 Submarine Missing in North Atlantic, 48 dead, 0 survivors 12/02/1943
U-562 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Iris & Hursley & British Wellington aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea, NE of Benghazi, 49 dead, 0 survivors 32.57N 20.54E 19/02/1943
U-606 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Canadian warship Chilliwack & Polish warship Burzain, boat was forced to the surface and was rammed & damaged by gunfire from American Coast Guard cutter Campbell, crew abandoned sinking boat, in the North Atlantic, NNW of the Azores, 36 dead, 11 survivors captured 47.44N 33.43W 22/02/1943
U-609 Submarine Depth charged by Free French warship Lobelia, in the North Atlantic, W of Ireland, 47 dead, 0 survivors 55.17N 26.38W 07/02/1943
U-620 Submarine Depth charged by British Catalina aircraft in the North Atlantic, NW of Cabo Carvoeiro, 47 dead, 0 survivors 39.18N 11.17W 13/02/1943
U-623 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, N of the Azores, 46 dead, 0 survivors 48.08N 29.37W 21/02/1943
U-624 Submarine Depth charged by British Fortress aircraft in the North Atlantic, WSW of Rockall, 45 dead, 0 survivors 55.42N 26.17W 07/02/1943
U-649 Submarine Collision with German submarine U-232, in the Baltic Sea, 35 dead, 11 survivors 55.15N 17.15E 24/02/1943
U-69 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Viscount in North Atlantic, SSE of Cape Farewell, 46 dead, 0 survivors 50.50N 40.50W 17/02/1943
Coronel AMC Damaged during attempted escape from Dunkirk 07/02/1943
Damaged Report
U-381 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Catalina aircraft in the North Atlantic, NW of Lisbon 14/02/1943
U-232 Submarine Sunk after collision with German submarine U-649 in the Bay of Danzig, 36 dead 24/02/1943. Raised & repaired
U-262 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warships Beverley & Vimy and Free French warship Lobelia 06/02/1943
U-508 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, NE of the Azores 26/02/1943
U-614 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Fortress aircraft in the North Atlantic, WSW of Rockall 09/02/1943
U-752 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, NE of the Azores 10/02/1943
italy flag Lost Report
Saetta Destroyer Mined laid by British warship Abdiel, NE of Cani Rocks, in the Mediterranean Sea, whilst attempting to help Italian warship Uragano which had been mined in the same minefield 37.35N 10.37E 03/02/1943
Asteria Submarine Damaged by depth charges & forced to the surface by British warships Easton & Wheatland, off Bougie, Algeria, boat was scuttled by crew to avoid capture 17/02/1943
Avorio Submarine Damaged by depth charges & forced to the surface by Canadian warship Regina, off Philippeville, Algeria 08/02/1943
FR 111 Submarine Bombed by Allied aircraft off Cape Passaro 28/03/1943
Malachite Submarine Torpedoed by Dutch submarine Dolfin, off Sardinia, in the Mediterranean Sea, boat was hit amidships & sank stern first in less than 2 minutes, 33 dead, 12 survivors 09/02/1943
Uragano Destroyer Escort Mined laid by British warship Abdiel, NE of Cani Rocks, in the Mediterranean Sea, whilst attempting to help Italian warship Saetta was also mined in the same minefield 37.35N 10.37E 03/02/1943

 

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
Iowa Battleship New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY Aug 1942 9 x 16"; 20 x 5"; 80 x 40 mm; 49 x 20mm; 3 aircraft 13"-6" 32.5 48110 1921
Mobile Light Cruiser Newport News Shipbuilding Co, Newport, VA May 1942 12 x 6"; 12 x 5"; 28 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 4 aircraft 5"-3.5" 32.5 11931 1285
San Juan Light Cruiser Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Sep 1941 16 x 5"; 16 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT 3.75"-1.25" 32.5 6825 623
Abner Read Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Anthony Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Dec 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Bennett Destroyer Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Apr 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Brownson Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Sep 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Endicott Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Apr 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
John Rodgers Destroyer Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX May 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Ordronaux Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Nov 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Shubrick Destroyer Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA Apr 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Stevens Destroyer Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Jun 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Thatcher Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Dec 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Balao Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Oct 1942 2 x 6"; 2 x 0.3"; 4 x 21" TT; 60 Mines 20.25 1525 80
Mingo Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Nov 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Tullibee Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Nov 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Barnes 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
Austin Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Sep 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Doherty Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Aug 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Crosby Transport Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Sep 1918 4 x 4"; 2 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1090 139
Schley Transport Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA Mar 1918 4 x 4"; 2 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35.2 1090 139
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Rapid Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Jul 1942 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2480 225
Satyr Submarine Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Sep 1942 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Stubborn Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Nov 1942 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Templar Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Oct 1942 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Usurper Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle Sep 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Vandal Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Nov 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Fencer Escort Carrier Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, CA Apr 1942 2 x 4"; 16 x 40 mm Bofors; 10 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18.5 14170 646
Brissenden Destroyer Escort John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Sep 1942 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 3 x 21" TT 26 1750 170
Bayntum Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jun 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Bazely Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jun 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Berry Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Nov 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Nith Frigate Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Sep 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Trent Frigate Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Oct 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Wren Sloop William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Aug 1942 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 19.25 1880 180
Hydra Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Sep 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Mutine Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Oct 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Vitse-Admiral Drozd Destroyer Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad Dec 1938 4 x 5.1"; 2 x 3"; 3 x 37 mm; 4 x 0.5" MG; 6 x 21" TT; 60 mines 36 2192 207
M 104 Yaroslavskiy Komsomlec Submarine 402 Yard, Molotovsk Sep 1942 1 x 45 mm; 4 x 21" TT 13.5 210 20
S 016 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
Athabaskan Destroyer Vickers & Armstrong, Newcastle-on-Tyne Nov 1941 6 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 4 x 21" TT 36.5 1927 240
Assiniboine Destroyer John Samual White & Co, Cowes, Isle of Wight Oct 1931 4 x 4.7"; 3 x 3"; 2  x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT   36 1400 145
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Shepparton Minesweeper Williamstown Dockyard, Melbourne, VA Aug 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
netherlands flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
O 19 Submarine Wilton-Feijenoord, Schiedam Sep 1938 1 x 88 mm; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 40 Mines 19.25 998 55

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Oyodo Light Cruiser Kure Naval Dockyard Apr 1942 6 x 6.1"; 8 x 3.9"; 12 x 1"; 2 Aircraft 2"-1" 35 10252 450
Ro-104 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Jul 1942 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
german flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
T 26 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Feb 1942 4 x 4.1"; 4 x 37 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   32.5 1294 206
U-238 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Jan 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-279 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-280 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Jan 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-281 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Jan 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-310 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-343 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-362 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-389 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-422 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Oct 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-488 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Oct 1942 2 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; + 4 Torpedoes, 423 tons diesel fuel 14.4 1661 53
U-538 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Nov 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-539 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Dec 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-714 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Nov 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-738 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-841 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Oct 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-848 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Oct 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-961 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-962 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-963 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-964 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-965 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1943 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
Aliseo Destroyer Escort Navalmeccanica, Naples Sep 1942 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26
Impavido Destroyer Escort Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso Jun 1942 3 x 3.9"; 2 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT 26 910 26

 

Neutral Commissioned

No neutral ships commissioned this month