Key WWII events - May 1943

Uprising of the Jewish Ghetto at Warsaw brutally suppressed
Allies capture Tunis, Bizerte & Axis forces surrender in Tunisia
Battle of Convoy ONS-5
Operation Chastise: British RAF Dambusters Raid on the Eder, Mohne & Sorpe Dams, Germany

New American battleship New Jersey

New American battleship New Jersey

Axis May-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 8 15 Battleships 32 16 13 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 1 1 11 13 Heavy Cruisers 21 6 8 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 1 0 8 3 13 24 Light Cruisers 65 25 30 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0
8 0 7 50 50 67 174 Destroyers 482 241 135 4 46 20 10 0 5 2 3 9 7 0
4 0 0 64 359 59 482 Submarines 430 142 82 15 168 0 0 0 2 11 1 4 4 1
0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Escort Carriers 30 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 32 18 34 87 Escorts 416 34 260 22 12 73 2 0 2 1 5 5 0 0
3 0 0 0 3 0 3 Other 36 12 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 14 8 2 2 0 20 5 16 6
Submarines 3 9 0 4 8 21 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

british flag Lost Report
Untamed Submarine Foundered in the Forth of Clyde, off Campbeltown, during training exercise. Sluice valve left open caused flooding part of the boat & sent her to the bottom. Crew later died of carbon dioxide poisoning, 36 dead, 0 survivors 30/05/1943. Salvaged 05/07/1943
Damaged Report
Bicester Escort Destroyer Damaged when accidentally bomb near miss & strafed by British Supermarine Spitfire fighter bomber aircraft, 30 miles NE of Cape Bon, Mediterranean Sea, bomb exploded alongside causing serious flooding & extensive damage 09/05/1943
Zetland Escort Destroyer Damaged when accidentally strafed by British Supermarine Spitfire fighter bomber aircraft, 30 miles NE of Cape Bon, Mediterranean Sea 09/05/1943. Withdrawn for repair 07/06/1943
Fantome Minesweeper Damaged during sweeping operation by mine off Bizerte, Tunisia. Stern structure of ship destroyed 20/05/1943. Declared Constructive Total Loss
free France flag Lost Report
Leopard Destroyer Aground NNE of Benghazi, Libya 32.27N 20.27E 27/05/1943. Ship could not be refloated
soviet flag Lost Report
M 122 Submarine Bombed by German aircraft off Pybachiy peninsula 69.56N 32.53E 14/05/1943
ShCh 323 Submarine Mined off Kronshtadt 01/05/1943
ShCh 408 Submarine Damaged by Finnish VMV boats 22/05/1943. And Finnish minelayers Riilahti & Ruotsinalmi 24/05/1943. Sunk by German warships 26/05/1943

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Kagero Destroyer Damaged by mine dropped by American aircraft, leaving Vila, Kolombangara ship was disabled. Damaged later by strafing & a bomb near miss, finally sinking SW of Rendova, 18 dead, 36 injured 08.06S 156.55E 08/05/1943
Kuroshio Destroyer Mined dropped by American aircraft, whilst leaving Vila, Kolombangara, SW of Renova. Ship blew up & sank, 83 dead 08.05S 156.55E 08/05/1943
Oyashio Destroyer Damaged by mine dropped from American aircraft, whilst leaving Vila, Kolombangara. Ship was disabled & then bombed by American aircraft. A direct hit, 3 near misses & strafing, ship sank SW of Rendova, 91 dead 08.08S 156.55E 08/05/1943
I-31 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & forced to the surface by American warship Edwards, 5 miles NE of Chichagof Harbor, in the Baring Sea. Boat had attempted to torpedo American warship Pennsylvania, which had lead to her detection. After 10 hours of being depth charged she had to surface, where she was attacked & sunk by gunfire by Edwards in 1000 fathoms of water, 95 dead, 0 survivors 52.08N 177.38E 13/05/1943
Ro-102 Submarine Lost cause unknown. Possibly after crash dive battle with American MTB PT-150, 5 miles off Lae, New Guinea. 42 dead, 0 survivors 14/05/1942
Damaged Report
Yugiri Destroyer Damaged by American submarine Grayback, NW of Kavieng, near Mussau island. Ship was hit by 3 torpedoes, wrecking her bow, destroying her bridge & flooding her engine room 16/05/1943. Towed by Japanese warship Amagiri arriving Rabaul 18/05/1943. Emergency repairs by repair ship Yamabiko Maru at Rabaul before departing for Japan 24/07/1943
Oite Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from American aircraft, near Kavieng, New Ireland. Near miss flooded her boiler room 04/05/1943
I-35 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warship Bell, in Holtz Bay, Attu, in the Aleutian Islands. Boat had attempted to torpedo American warship Pennsylvania, but missed. Boat was then attacked & damaged by Bell 15/05/1943. Damaged by depth charges from American warships, after a failed attempt to torpedo American warship Santa Fe. Boat surfaced in the fog & escaped, but she could no longer dive 16/05/1943. Arrived for repair at Kobe 02/06/1943
german flag Lost Report
Hermes Destroyer Scuttled unrepaired off La Goulette, Tunisia 07/05/1943
U-109 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft 52 dead, 0 survivors 47.22N 22.40W NNE of the Azores 04/05/1943
U-125 Submarine Damaged by ramming by British warship Oribi, submarine submerged but was found & forced to surface by depth charge attack, then sunk by gunfire & hedgehog bombs from British warship, 54 dead, 0 survivors E of Belle Isle, Newfoundland 52.31N 44.50W 06/05/1943
U-128 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & strafing from 2 American Mariner aircraft VP-74/P-6/P-5, submarine caught on surface & was unable to dive after attack, later sunk by gunfire from American warships Moffett & Jouett 7 dead, 47 survivors captured in South Atlantic off Maceio, Brazil, 10.00S 35.35W 17/05/1943
U-176 Submarine Depth charged by Cuban patrol boat CS 13, U-boat had been spotted by American Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher aircraft, 53 dead, 0 survivors between Cay Sal Bank & Cuban coast, 23.21N 80.18W 15/05/1943
U-182 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Mackenzie, NW of Madeira, Portugal, 61 dead, 0 survivors 33.55N 20.35W 16/05/1943
U-186 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Hesperus, boat spotted when its periscope crossed warships bow, North Atlantic 400 miles N of the Azores 53 dead, 0 survivors 41.54N 31.49W 12/05/1943
U-192 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Loosestrife, 800 miles SW of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 55 dead 0 survivors 53.06N 45.02W 06/05/1943
U-209 Submarine Missing in the North Atlantic approx. 52N, 38W 07/05/1943. Possibly diving after attack by Canadian aircraft 46 dead, 0 survivors 04/05/1943
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-266 Submarine Torpedoed by acoustic homing torpedo from British Halifax aircraft in the North Atlantic, N of the Azores, 47 dead, 0 survivors 47.45N 26.57W 15/05/1943
U-273 Submarine Depth charged & strafed by British Hudson aircraft SSW of Iceland, 46 dead, 0 survivors 59.25N 24.33W 19/05/1943
U-303 Submarine Torpedoed by British warship Sickle in the Mediterranean Sea, S of Toulon, 20 dead 28 survivors 42.50N 06.00E 21/05/1943
U-304 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft SE of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 46 dead, 0 survivors 54.50N 37.20W 28/05/1943
U-381 Submarine Missing south of Greenland, 47 dead, 0 survivors 21/05/1943
U-414 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Vetch in the Mediterranean Sea, WSW of Tenes, 47 dead, 0 survivors 36.31N 00.40E 25/05/1943
U-436 Submarine Depth charged British warship Test & Indian warship Hyderbad, in the North Atlantic, W of Cape Ortegal, Spain, 47 dead, 0 survivors 43.49N 15.56W 26/05/1943
U-438 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Pelican in the North Atlantic, NE of Newfoundland, 48 dead, 0 survivors 52.00N 45.10W 06/05/1943
U-439 Submarine Collision with German submarine U-659 in the North Atlantic, W of Cape Finisterre, 40 dead, 9 survivors 43.32N 13.20W 04/05/1943
U-440 Submarine Depth charged by British Sunderland aircraft in the North Atlantic, NW of Cape Finisterre, Spain, 46 dead, 0 survivors 45.38N 13.04W 31/05/1943
U-447 Submarine Depth charged by 2 British Hudson aircraft SW of Cape Saint Vincent, W of Gibraltar, boat was attempting to pass into the Mediterranean Sea, 48 dead, 0 survivors 35.30N 11.55W 07/05/1943
U-456 Submarine Damaged by Fido homing torpedo from a British Liberator aircraft whilst on the surface. Liberator summoned British warship Opportune by radio. Boat crash crash dived to escape warship, but she was finished off with depth charges, SW of Ireland, in the North Atlantic, 49 dead, 0 survivors 46.39N 26.54W 12/05/1943
U-463 Submarine Depth charged by British Handley Page Halifax aircraft, Bay of Biscay, 57 dead, 0 survivors 45.57N 11.40W 16/05/1943
U-465 Submarine Depth charged by Australian Sunderland aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, N of Cape Finisterre, 48 dead, 0 survivors 44.48N 08.58W 02/05/1943
U-467 Submarine Torpedoed by a Fido homing torpedo from a American Catalina aircraft ESE of Iceland, 46 dead, 0 survivors 62.25N 14.52W 25/05/1943
U-474 Submarine Bombed during air raid at Kiel, 03/05/1943
U-528 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Halifax aircraft, boat could not dive & British warship Fleetwood came up to start depth charge attack, the boat was scuttled by the crew, in the North Atlantic, SW of Ireland, 11 dead, 45 survivors captured 46.55N 14.44W 11/05/1943
U-531 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Snowflake, boat had dived to escape, but was forced to the surface in dense fog, boat dived again & was sunk by hedgehog bombs from British warship Vidette, in the North Atlantic, NE of Newfoundland, 54 dead, 0 survivors 52.48N 45.18W 06/05/1943
U-563 Submarine Depth charged by 2 British Handley Page Halifax aircraft & 1 Australian Sunderland aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, NNW of Cape Ortegal, 49 dead, 0 survivors 46.35N 10.40W 31/05/1943
U-569 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from 2 Avenger aircraft from American warship Bogue, in the North Atlantic, boat dived 3 times in attempts to escape before being badly damaged she was scuttled by her crew, 21 dead, 25 survivors captured 50.40N 35.21W 22/05/1943
U-630 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Vidette, in the North Atlantic. S of Cape Farewell, 47 dead, 0 survivors 52.31N 44.50W 06/05/1943
U-638 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Sunflower, in the North Atlantic, S of Cape Farewell, 44 dead, 0 survivors 54.12N 44.05W 05/05/1943
U-640 Submarine Depth charged by American Catalina aircraft in the North Atlantic, E of Cape Farewell, 49 dead, 0 survivors 60.32N 31.05W 14/05/1943
U-646 Submarine Depth charged by British Hudson aircraft in the North Atlantic, SE of Iceland, 46 dead, 0 survivors 62.10N 14.37W 17/05/1943
U-657 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Swale in the North Atlantic, S of Cape Farewell, 47 dead, 0 survivors 58.54N 42.33W 17/05/1943
U-659 Submarine Collision with German submarine U-439 in the North Atlantic, W of Cape Finisterre, 44 dead, 3 survivors 43.32N 13.20W 04/05/1943
U-663 Submarine Depth charged by American Catalina aircraft in the South Atlantic, in the Amazon Estuary, 44 dead, 2 survivors captured 03.56N 48.46W 21/07/1943
U-752 Submarine Sunk by rocket firing Swordfish aircraft & strafing by Martlet aircraft from British warship Archer, in the central North Atlantic, 29 dead, 13 survivors captured 4 survivors rescued by U-91, 51.40N 29.49W 23/05/1943
U-753 Submarine Depth charged & Hedgehog bombs from Canadian warship Drumheller & British warship Lagan & Canadian Sunderland aircraft in the North Atlantic, NNE of the Azores, 47 dead, 0 survivors 48.37N 22.39W 13/05/1943
U-755 Submarine Sunk by rocket firing British Hudson aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea, WNW of Mallorca, boat fought it out on the surface with the attacking aircraft, boat began to circle on fire & crew abandoned ship, boat then sank stern first, 40 dead, 9 survivors 39.58N 01.41E 28/05/1943. Survivors rescued by Spanish warship Velasco
U-89 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Broadway & Lagan, and Swordfish aircraft from British warship Biter, in the North Atlantic NNE of the Azores, 48 dead, 0 survivors 46.30N 25.40W 12/05/1943
U-954 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Jed & Sennen, in the North Atlantic, SE of Cape Farewell, 47 dead, 0 survivors 54.54N 34.19W 19/05/1943
M 6 Minesweeper Torpedoed by British aircraft off Texel 53.09N 04.38E 17/05/1943
M 345 Minesweeper Bombed by British Hampden aircraft off Gravelines 51.03N 02.02E 18/05/1943
Damaged Report
U-214 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & strafing by British Whitley aircraft, in the Bay of Biscay, boat's captain seriously injured 06/05/1943
U-223 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from British warship Hesperus, in the mid-North Atlantic boat forced to surface and came under gunfire, she was almost rammed, but she managed to escape, 1 dead & 1 crew lost overboard rescued later by another U-boat 12/05/1943
U-229 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from British Catalina aircraft in the North Atlantic 17/05/1943
U-231 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & strafing by Avenger aircraft from American warship Bogue in the North Atlantic, SE of Cape Farewell, boats conning tower damaged 21/05/1943
U-236 Submarine Damaged by bombs from American aircraft raid on Kiel 14/05/1943
U-237 Submarine Bombed by American aircraft at the Germainawerft dockyard, Kiel, 14/05/1943
U-257 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Australian Sunderland aircraft in the Mid North Atlantic 03/05/1943
U-305 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Avenger aircraft from American warship Bogue, boat dived to escape attack, but the pressure hull was damaged, whilst undergoing emergency repairs boat was depth charged by American warship Osmond Ingram, returning to the surface boat was attacked again but survived 22/05/1943
U-406 Submarine Damaged in collision with German submarine U-600, in the North Atlantic, NW of Cape Finisterre 05/05/1943
U-415 Submarine Damaged by British Sunderland aircraft, in the Bay of Biscay, boat was heading for port after earlier attack & did not dive & fought off attack 02/05/1943
U-441 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & strafing by British Sunderland aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, boat was on the surface & decided to fight it out, shooting down the aircraft 24/05/1943
U-523 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Whitley aircraft in North Atlantic, NNW of Cape Ortegal 24/05/1943
U-591 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Whitley aircraft in North Atlantic, SSW of Ireland 14/05/1943
U-600 Submarine Damaged in collision with German submarine U-406, in the North Atlantic, NW of Cape Finisterre 05/05/1943
U-621 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Liberator aircraft in the Bay of Biscay 31/05/1943
U-707 Submarine Damaged by British warship Duncan in the North Atlantic, S of Cape Farewell, boat was attempting to attack convoy, Duncan managed to drive U-707 away 19/05/1943
U-952 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Tay in the North Atlantic 15/05/1943
italy flag Lost Report
Angelo Bassini Destroyer Bombed from American Army aircraft at LivorNo. 28/05/1943
Enrico Tazzoli Submarine Lost unknown cause in North Atlantic between 18/05/1943 & 24/05/1943
Leonardo Da Vinci Submarine Depth charged by British warships Active & Ness, 300 miles W of Vigo, in the North Atlantic, 57 dead, 0 survivors 42.05N 15.34W 24/05/1943
Mocenigo Submarine Bombed during air raid at Cagliari 13/05/1943
Gorgo Submarine Scuttled by American warship Nields off Algeria 21/05/1943
FR 117 Submarine Scuttled 06/05/1943
FR 116 Submarine Scuttled 06/05/1943
Antares Destroyer Escort Damaged by bombs from American aircraft at Livorino, ship towed to shallow water before it sank 28/05/1943
Groppo Destroyer Escort Bombed by American aircraft in Messina Harbour ship flooded & capsized 25/05/1943
Perseo Destroyer Escort Sunk by gunfire from British warships Nubian, Petard & Paladin, E of Kelbia, Tunisia. 133 dead 04/05/1943
Tifone Destroyer Escort Scuttled in Tunis harbour 07/05/1943
FR 52 Corvette Bombed from American Army aircraft at LivorNo. 28/05/1943
France flag Damaged Report
L'Audacieux Destroyer Damaged by bombs from Allied aircraft whilst under repair at Bizerte 07/05/1943

 

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
New Jersey Battleship Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Dec 1942 9 x 16"; 20 x 5"; 80 x 40 mm; 49 x 20mm; 3 aircraft 13"-6" 32.5 48110 1921
Essex Fleet Carrier Newport News Shipbuilding Co, Newport, VA Jul 1942 12 x 5"; 32 x 40 mm; 46 x 20 mm; 91 aircraft 4"-2.5" 32.7 27208 2682
Black Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Boyd Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Braine Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Mar 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Bush 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
Charrette 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
Chauncey Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Erben Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Mar 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Izard 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
Kimberly Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Feb 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Sproston Destroyer Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Trathen 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
Bluefish Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Feb 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Bonefish Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Mar 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Bowfin Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Dec 1942 2 x 6"; 2 x 0.3"; 4 x 21" TT; 60 Mines 20.25 1525 80
Cabrilla Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Dec 1942 2 x 6"; 2 x 0.3"; 4 x 21" TT; 60 Mines 20.25 1525 80
Cisco Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Dec 1942 2 x 6"; 2 x 0.3"; 4 x 21" TT; 60 Mines 20.25 1525 80
Bebas 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
Burden R Hastings Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Nov 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Carlson 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
Crouter 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
Decker Destroyer Escort Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Jul 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Dobler Destroyer Escort Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Jul 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Hammann Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Dec 1942 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Harold C Thomas Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Dec 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Hopping Destroyer Escort Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA Mar 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Le Hardy Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Nov 1942 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Levy Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
McConnell Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Robert E Peary Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jan 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Steele 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
Stewart Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Nov 1942 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Grenville Destroyer Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Oct 1942 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Scorpion Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Aug 1942 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Dittany Corvette Collingwood Shipbuilding Co, Collingwood, ON Oct 1942 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Talybont Destroyer Escort John Samual White & Co, Cowes Feb 1943 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 2 x 21" TT 27 1590 168
Bann Frigate Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Dec 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Bentinck Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Feb 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Cuckmere Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Oct 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Dart Frigate Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth Oct 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Plym Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Feb 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Crane Sloop William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Nov 1942 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Pheasant Sloop Yarrow & Co, Glasgow Dec 1942 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Woodcock Sloop Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Nov 1942 6 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 110 Mines 19.25 1880 180
Abercrombie Monitor Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle Mar 1942 2 x 15"; 8 x 4"; 16 x 1.6" 5"-4" 12.5 9717 460
Ready Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Jan 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Strenuous Minesweeper Gulf Shipbuiding Co, Chickasaw, AL Sep 1942 2 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 4 DC projectors; 2 DC racks; 40 DC   18 1250 105
free France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Lorraine Battleship Penhoet Co, St. Nazaire Sep 1913 10 x 13.4"; 14 x 140 mm; 7 x 100 mm; 4 x 47 mm; 2 x 45 mm 10.75"-7" 21.4 23230 977
Suffren Heavy Cruiser Brest Naval Dockyard May 1927 8 x 8"; 8 x 3"; 8 x 40 mm; 16 x 20 mm; 6 x 21.7" TT 2"-1" 33 9938 773
Curie Submarine Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Jan 1943 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 540 33
Protee Submarine Chanteiers de la Mediterranee, La Sayne Jul 1930 1 x 3.9"; 2 x 13.2 mm; 9 x 21.7" TT; 2 x 15.7" TT 17 1384 61
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
M 200 Mest 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
Saskatchewan Destroyer John Brown & Co, Clydebank Aug 1934 4 x 4.7"; 8 x 21" TT 36 1405 145
netherlands flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
K XIV Submarine Rotterdam Dry Dock Co, Rotterdam Jul 1931 1 x 88 mm; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 21" TT   17 771 38
K XV Submarine Rotterdam Dry Dock Co, Rotterdam Dec 1932 1 x 88 mm; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 21" TT   17 771 38

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Naka Light Cruiser Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Mar 1925 7 x 5.5"; 4 x 5"; 44 x 25 mm; 6 x 13.2 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 80 Mines; 1 Aircraft 2.5"-1.1" 35.2 5595 450
Wakatsuki Destroyer Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Nov 1942 8 x 3.9"; 4 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 72 DC   33 2701 300
Shimakaze Destroyer Maizuru Naval Dockyard Jul 1942 6 x 5"; 6 x 25 mm; 15 x 24" TT; 18 DC 39 2567 200
I-181 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard May 1942 1 x Landing craft, vehicles & stores; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 23.1 1630 88
I-182 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard May 1942 1 x 4.7"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 23.1 1630 88
Ro-36 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe Oct 1942 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Mogami Escort Carrier Kure Naval Dockyard Mar 1934 6 x 8"; 8 x 5"; 30 x 25 mm; 4 x 13.2 mm; 12 x 24" TT; 11 seaplanes 4.9"-3.9" 35 12206 850
Etorofu Escort Hitachi Kanagawa Shipyard, Sakurajima Jan 1943 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 870 147
Iki Escort Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Feb 1943 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 870 147
german flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
U-18 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Dec 1935 2 x 20 mm; 3 x 21" TT   13 254 25
U-285 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Apr 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-313 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-345 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-364 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Jan 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-392 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Apr 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-426 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-471 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-472 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-544 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-545 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Mar 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-673 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-717 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-742 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Feb 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-743 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-764 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-845 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jan 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-846 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-851 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jan 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-921 Submarine Neptun Werft AG, Rostock Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-976 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-977 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-978 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Apr 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-979 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Apr 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-980 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Apr 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1059 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Mar 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 1067 46
U-1060 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Apr 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 1067 46
TA 10 Torpedo Boat Chantiers de la Loire, St. Nazaire Jan 1935 2 x 4"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 105
TA 11 Torpedo Boat Chantiers de la Loire, St. Nazaire Apr 1935 2 x 4"; 4 x 13.2 mm; 2 x 21.7" TT; 1 towed Ginocchio AS torpedo 34.5 680 105
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Marea Submarine Cantiere Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone Dec 1942 1 x 100 mm; 2 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT 16 930 16

 

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