Key WWII events - April 1943

Uprising of the Jewish Ghetto at Warsaw begins
Japanese Admiral Yamamoto killed when plane shot down

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

Axis Apr-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 4 9 16 Battleships 31 16 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 4 4 Fleet Carriers 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Light Carriers 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 2 1 12 15 Heavy Cruisers 23 6 10 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 1 0 7 3 13 23 Light Cruisers 63 25 28 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0
8 0 7 55 49 67 178 Destroyers 473 232 136 4 46 19 10 0 5 2 3 9 7 0
4 0 0 65 359 55 479 Submarines 430 140 82 17 169 0 0 0 2 11 0 4 4 1
0 0 0 0 0 4 4 Escort Carriers 24 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 38 13 34 88 Escorts 389 18 249 22 12 73 2 0 2 1 5 5 0 0
3 0 0 0 3 0 3 Other 35 11 16 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 22 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
Aaron Ward Destroyer Damaged by bombs & near misses from Japanese aircraft, in Lunga Roads, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, near misses punched holes in her side & knocked out her rudder control, she sank stern first near Tinete Point, Florida island, 27 dead, 59 injured 09.10.30S 160.12.00E 07/04/1943
Grenadier Submarine Damaged by depth charge from Japanese carrier aircraft in the Straits of Malacca, boat settled on the bottom 270' down. Crew had to put out fire in her manoeuvring room. Boat surfaced after 13 hours with her propulsion system damaged beyond repair, crew attempted to set up a sail to get close to the shore so the boat could be scuttled & the crew escape into the jungle 21/04/1943. Strafed by Japanese aircraft, boat was able to fire back, but unable to move. Crew opened her vents & scuttled her. Crew were picked up by Japanese merchant ship, 74 survivors 06.30N 97.40E 23/04/1943. Only 4 survived Japanese captivity
Pickerel Submarine Probably depth charged by Japanese warships Shirakami & Bunzan Maru off Shiranuka Lighthouse, Honshu Island, Japan, 0 survivors 41.03N 141.58E 03/04/1943
Damaged Report
Buchanan Destroyer Damaged when run aground off S coast of Guadalcanal. Ship jettisoned heavy gear & ammunition 30/04/1943
british flag Lost Report
Pakenham Destoyer Damaged by gunfire & ramming from Italian warship Cigno, SW of Marsala, Libya, during the Battle of the Cigno Convoy. Hit by gunfire 4 times flooding her engine room & disabling her 16/04/1943. Attempted tow was abandoned due to threat of air attack & she was instead scuttled by torpedo from British warship Paladin, 22 miles off Cape Granitola, Sicily 37.26N 12.30E 17/04/1943
Beverley Destroyer Escort Damaged in collision with SS Cairnvalona (4929 tons), in extremely bad weather. She took station at rear of convoy anti-submarine & degaussing gear put out of action 09/04/1943. Torpedoed by German submarine U-188 SW of Iceland, in the North Atlantic, ship sank very quickly, 152 dead, 4 survivors 52.19N 40.28W 11/04/1943
P 615 Submarine Torpedoed by German submarine U-123, 100 miles SW of Freetown, Sierra Leone, 0 survivors 06.49N 13.09W 18/04/1943
Regent Submarine Depth charged by Italian warship Gabbiano, in eastern Mediterranean Sea, N of Barletta, Puglia, 0 survivors 18/04/1943
Sahib Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack by German Ju 88 aircraft, N of Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, boat was unable to dive so crew scuttled her 38.30N 15.15E 24/04/1943
Splendid Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & forced to the surface by German warship Hermes, W of Livorno, in the Ligurian Sea, boat was slow in diving when it spotted Hermes as she was British built & thought to be friendly. After 43 depth charges, boat surfaced & being disabled was scuttled by her crew, 18 dead, 30 survivors captured 43.34N 09.37E 21/04/1943
Damaged Report
Arrow Destroyer Damaged hitting Boom Defence at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands 10/04/1943

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Isonami Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Tautog off Buton Passage 32 miles WSW of Wangiwangi Island 05.26S 123.04E 7 dead 09/04/1943
Ro-34 Submarine Damaged by gunfire from American warships O'Bannon & Strong, 40 miles off Russell Island, Solomon Islands. Boat crashed dived & was attacked by depth charges from O'Bannon. Boat failed to resurface & an oil slick was spotted next morning, 66 dead, 0 survivors 08.15S 158.58E 05/04/1943
PB 39 Transport Torpedoed by American submarine Seawolf 150 miles NE of Taiwan, S of Yonguni Island 23.45N 122.45E 23/04/1943
Damaged Report
Taiyo Carrier Damaged by torpedo from American submarine American warship Tunny, SW of Moen Island, the torpedo was defective & had caused only minor damage 06.07N 150.28E 09/04/1943
Aoba Cruiser Damaged by bombs from American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft at anchor at Moewe, Kavieng, New Ireland, bomb explodes 2 of her Long Lance torpedoes which causes extensive fires, ship has to be beached to avoid sinking 03/04/1943. Emergency repairs by repair ship Yamabiko Maru 03/04/1943. Arrived for repair Japan 01/08/1943
Uranami Destroyer Damaged striking reef near Makassar Strait, Java Sea, causing serious underwater damage 02/04/1943
Hasu Destroyer Damaged in collision with Japanese merchant ship 11/04/1943
Ro-100 Submarine Gyrocompass breaks down as boat arrives at patrol area off Guadalcanal aborting patrol 10/04/1943. Arrives Rabaul for repair 12/04/1943
german flag Lost Report
U-124 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Stonecrop & Black Swan, 53 dead, 0 survivors W of Oporto 41.02N 15.39E 02/04/1943
U-167 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from British Hudson aircraft off the Canary Islands, 0 dead, 50 survivors 05/04/1943. Scuttled off Gran Canaria, entire crew went ashore, 27.47N 15.00W 06/04/1943
U-174 Submarine Depth charged by American Ventura aircraft ESE of Sable Island 53 dead, 0 survivors 43.35N 56.18W 27/04/1943
U-175 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & gunfire from American Coast Guard cutter Spencer, boat boarded before she sank, 13 dead, 41 survivors captured 500 miles SW of Ireland, 47.53N 22.04W 17/04/1943
U-189 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft E of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 54 dead 0 survivors 59.50N 34.43W 23/04/1943
U-191 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Hesperus, 750 miles E of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 55 dead 0 survivors 56.45N 34.25W 23/04/1943
U-203 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from British warship Pathfinder, boat forced to the surface & sunk by gunfire, S of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 10 dead, 38 survivors captured 55.05N 42.25W 25/04/1943
U-227 Submarine Depth charged by Australian Hampden aircraft 400 miles N of the Faeroe Islands, 49 dead, 0 survivors 64.05N 06.40W 30/04/1943
U-258 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft, in the North Atlantic, 900 miles WSW of Rockall, 49 dead, 0 survivors 55.18N 27.49W 20/05/1943
U-332 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft, in the Bay of Biscay, N of Cape Finisterre, 45 dead, 0 survivors 45.08N 09.33W 29/04/1943
U-376 Submarine Missing in Bay of Biscay, 47 dead, 0 survivors 13/04/1943
U-526 Submarine Mined by a British mine in Bay of Biscay, SW of the Ile de Groix, 42 dead, 12 survivors 47.30N 03.45W 14/04/1943
U-602 Submarine Missing in the Mediterranean no explanation, 48 dead, 0 survivors 19/04/1943
U-632 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Sunflower, in the North Atlantic, ESE of Cape Farewell, 54 dead, 0 survivors 58.13N 32.29W 17/10/1943
U-635 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, WNW Rockall, 47 dead, 0 survivors 58.25N 19.22W 05/04/1943
U-644 Submarine Torpedoed by British submarine Tuna, in the Norwegian Sea, SSE of Jan Mayen, 45 dead, 0 survivors 69.38N 05.40W 07/04/1943
U-710 Submarine Depth charged by British B-17 Fortress aircraft in the North Atlantic, S of Iceland, 49 dead, 0 survivors 61.25N 19.48W 24/04/1943
U-733 Submarine Collision with an unidentified German U-boat, at Gotenhafen, 54.48N, 09.49E, 09/04/1943
Damaged Report
Hermes Destroyer Damaged bombs from American Army aircraft, 2 miles off Cap Bon, Tunisia. Ship reached Korbus 30/04/1943
U-123 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warship Dahlgren 11/04/1942
U-386 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Sunflower, in the North Atlantic 29/04/1943
U-415 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, in the North Atlantic, boat illuminated on the surface & attacked, captain decided to make for port 25/04/1943
U-437 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, boat illuminated on the surface & attacked, in the Bay of Biscay, 29/04/1943
U-465 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Catalina aircraft, in the Bay of Biscay 10/04/1943
U-533 Submarine Damaged by ramming from British warship Sunflower in the North Atlantic 06/04/1943
U-566 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Wellington aircraft in the Bay of Biscay 26/04/1943
U-594 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, SW of Iceland 06/04/1943
italy flag Lost Report
Trieste Cruiser Damaged by bombs from American B-24 aircraft in La Maddalena, Sardinia, ship was hit several times 10/04/1943. An attempt to salvage her failed, when she rolled over & sank 14/04/1943
Leone Pancaldo Destroyer Bombed by American Army aircraft, 2 miles NNE of Cap Bon, Tunisia, 124 dead 30/04/1943
Alpino Destroyer Bombed by British RAF aircraft La Spezia harbour setting ship on fire then hitting with high explosive bomb sank in shallow water 19/04/1943
Lampo Destroyer Damaged by bombs from American Army aircraft 6 miles E of Ras Mustafa, Tunisia setting fire to ship forcing abandonment 60 dead ship sank later 30/04/1943
Giacomo Medici Destroyer Bombed by American Army aircraft at Catania harbour, Sicily 16/04/1943
Archimede Submarine Sunk by American Catalina off Brazilian coast, in the South Atlantic 16/04/1943
Cigno Destroyer Escort Sunk by gunfire from British warships Paladin & Pakenham, SW of Marsala, Libya, during the Battle of the Cigno Convoy, 105 dead 16/04/1943
Climene Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by British submarine Unshaken, 35 miles WNW Marettimo Island, ship broke in half & sank, 53 dead 37.45N 11.53E 28/04/1943
Damaged Report
Cassiopea Destroyer Escort Damaged by gunfire from British warships Paladin & Pakenham, SW of Marsala, Libya, during the Battle of the Cigno Convoy 16/04/1943
Lubliana Destroyer Stranded in storm 1 mile E of ras el Ahmar in the Gulf of Tunis & abandoned 01/04/1943. Constructive total loss

 

Neutral Losses

sweden flag Lost Report
Ulvan Submarine Mined by German mine off Marstrand, W coast of Sweden, 33 dead, 0 survivors 16/04/1943

 

Commissioned - Details ships newly commissioned during the month.

Allied Commissioned

USA flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Baltimore Heavy Cruiser Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Jul 1942 9 x 8"; 12 x 5"; 48 x 40 mm; 4 aircraft 6"-4" 33 13600 2039
Abbot Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Feb 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Baldwin Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Jun 1942 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Bullard Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Feb 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Burns Destroyer Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Halford Destroyer Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Hudson Destroyer Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jun 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Isherwood Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Kidd Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Feb 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Mullany Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Murray Destroyer Consolidated Steel, Orange, Texas Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Thorn Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Feb 1943 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Turner Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Feb 1943 4 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 7 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   35 1839 208
Walker Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jan 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Pargo Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jan 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Puffer Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI Nov 1942 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Skate Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Mar 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 2 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Breton Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Jun 1942 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20mm; 28 aircraft 16.5 7886 890
Croatan Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Aug 1942 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20mm; 28 aircraft 16.5 7886 890
Prince William Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Aug 1942 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20mm; 28 aircraft 16.5 7886 890
Haste Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Aug 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Buckley Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Jan 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Edsall Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1942 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Edward C Daly Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Oct 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Elden Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Evarts Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Dec 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Gilmore Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Oct 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Grinswold Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jan 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Jacob Jones Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1942 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Reuben James Destroyer Escort Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA Feb 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Sims Destroyer Escort Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA Feb 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Wyffels Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Dec 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
McFarland Destroyer seaplane tender New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Mar 1920 4 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1190 139
Kane Transport New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Aug 1919 4 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1190 139
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Mahratta Destroyer Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Jul 1942 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT 36 2725 226
Tumult Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Nov 1942 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Tyrian Destroyer Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Jul 1942 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Sceptre Submarine Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Jan 1943 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Syrtis Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Feb 1943 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Tally-Ho Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Dec 1942 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Untamed Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle Dec 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Upstart Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Nov 1942 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Chaser Escort Carrier Ingall's Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MI Jan 1942 2 x 4"; 16 x 40 mm Bofors; 10 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18.5 14170 646
Pretoria Castle Escort Carrier Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Oct 1938 4 x 4"; 28 x 1.6"; 15 Aircraft 18 23450 580
Ravager Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Jul 1942 2 x 4"; 16 x 40 mm Bofors; 10 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18.5 14170 646
Searcher Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Jun 1942 2 x 4"; 16 x 40 mm Bofors; 10 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18.5 14170 646
Striker Escort Carrier Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco, CA May 1942 2 x 4"; 16 x 40 mm Bofors; 10 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18.5 14170 646
Walker Destroyer Escort William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Nov 1917 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 20 Oerlikon; 4 x 21" TT 24.5 1300 170
Wanderer Destroyer Escort Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan May 1919 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 20 mm; 1 x 3" 24.5 1207 170
Willowherb Corvette Midland Shipbuilding Co, Midland, ON Mar 1943 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Barle Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Sep 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Drury Frigate Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Jul 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Mourne Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Sep 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Nene Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Dec 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Rother Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Nov 1941 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Tweed Frigate A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow Nov 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Starling Sloop Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Oct 1942 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Cockatrice Minesweeper Fleming & Ferguson Shipbuilding, Paisley Oct 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Orestes Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Nov 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Rattler Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Dec 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Truelove Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
M 106 Leninskiy Komsomlec Submarine 402 Yard, Molotovsk Oct 1942 1 x 45 mm; 4 x 21" TT 13.5 210 20
M 201 Submarine Sudomekh Works, Leningrad Jul 1941 1 x 45 mm; 2 x 0.3" MG; 4 x 21" TT 15.7 281 24
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Kootenay Destroyer John I. Thornycroft & Co, Woolston, Southampton Jun 1932 4 x 4.7"; 1 x 3"; 2 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" TT   36 1400 145
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Benalla Minesweeper Williamstown Dockyard, Melbourne, VA Dec 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
Cootamundra Minesweeper Poole & Steel Ltd, Sydney, NSW Dec 1942 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
norway flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Ula Submarine Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Jan 1943 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.3 540 33

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Tamanami Destroyer Fujinagata Shipyard, Osaka Dec 1942 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
I-39 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard Apr 1942 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.6 2198 101
Ro-108 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Oct 1942 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
Ro-109 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Oct 1942 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
Ro-110 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Oct 1942 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
No. 103 Minesweeper Standard Shipbuilding Co, New York City, NY Mar 1918 2 x 3" 40 calibre AA; 48 DC 13.5 950 83
german flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
T 27 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Aug 1942 4 x 4.1"; 4 x 37 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   32.5 1294 206
U-1271 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-240 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-284 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-312 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-391 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-424 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Nov 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-425 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Dec 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-542 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Jan 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-543 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Feb 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-672 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-716 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Jan 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-741 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-844 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Dec 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-850 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Dec 1942 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-971 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-972 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-973 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-974 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-975 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
TA 09 Torpedo Boat Chantiers de la Loire, St. Nazaire Mar 1936 2 x 4"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 105
TA 12 Torpedo Boat Chantiers de France Sep 1937 2 x 4"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 105
TA 13 Torpedo Boat Chantiers Maritimes du Sud Ouest Jan 1936 2 x 4"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 105
italy flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Scipione Africano Light Cruiser Odero-Terni-Orlande, Leghorn Jan 1941 8 x 5.3"; 6 x 65 mm; 14 x 37 mm; 14 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 70 Mines; 1 Aircraft 43 3747 43

 

Neutral Commissioned

No neutral ships commissioned this month