Key WWII events - September 1943

Surrender of Italy
Soviet forces recapture Smolensk
Allied landings at Salerno
British landings at Reggio di Calabria
British midget submarines attack Tirpitz
German forces occupy Rome
British forces capture Catania
Australian offensive on Lae begins

Italian battleship Roma hit by German Fritz X-1400 radio guided bomb

Italian battleship Roma hit by German Fritz X-1400 radio guided bomb

Axis Sep-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 5 4 7 16 Battleships 33 15 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Fleet Carriers 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 2 2 Light Carriers 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 1 10 12 Heavy Cruisers 26 7 7 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 1 0 10 3 14 27 Light Cruisers 68 22 32 5 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 0
8 0 7 47 54 62 170 Destroyers 523 272 137 8 46 24 10 0 5 2 3 9 7 0
4 0 0 64 325 54 443 Submarines 455 156 92 17 166 0 0 0 2 12 1 4 4 1
0 0 0 0 0 5 5 Escort Carriers 42 19 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 29 17 39 88 Escorts 493 62 304 22 12 76 2 0 2 2 5 5 1 0
3 0 0 0 3 0 3 Other 33 14 12 2 0 2 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 21 5 16 6
Submarines 3 9 0 4 0 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 0 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
Rowan Destroyer Torpedoed by German E-Boats, off Salerno, during Allied landings at Salerno. She sank in less than a minute, 202 dead, 71 survivors 11/09/1943
Cisco Submarine Bombed & depth charges from Japanese Nakajima B5N naval aircraft, S of Panay island, in the Sulu Sea, 0 survivors 09.47N 121.44E 28/09/1943
Grayling Submarine Lost cause unknown possibly rammed by Japanese merchantman Hokuan Maru, in shallow water W of Luzon, Philippines 09/09/1943. Boat overdue 12/09/1943
Pompano Submarine Lost cause unknown possibly mined by Japanese mine, off Honshu 27/09/1943
Skill Minesweeper Torpedoed by German submarine U-593, off Salerno, during Allied landings at Salerno. Ship hit forward & her forward magazine exploded. Ship was blown in half & the forward section capsized. Fire in the aft part moved back until that section exploded & sank. Forward part sank 10 minutes later. 103 dead, 32 survivors 40.20N 14.35E 25/09/1943
Damaged Report
Kendrick Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from German aircraft, off Oran, French Algeria, in the Mediterranean Sea. Torpedo hit her stern, damaging her rudder, steering compartment & fantail. The attacking German aircraft was shot down by Kendrick & her crew dropped life rings to the Germans & reported their position 02/09/1943. Arrived under tow for repair at Norfolk Navy Yard 26/10/1943
Conyngham Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from Japanese aircraft whilst screening landings at Lae, New Guinea 04/09/1943
british flag Lost Report
Intrepid Destroyer Bombed by German Ju 88 aircraft, at anchor at Port Laki, Leros, in the Aegean Sea, during the Battle of Leros. Ship was hit amidships causing major damage to her boiler rooms & disabled her. She was moved on her anchor to a less vulnerable position & then attempted emergency repairs, 15 dead. Ship was subsequently bombed again & her stern was blown off 37.07N 26.51E 26/09/1943. Ship Capsized & her survivors taken to Beirut 27/09/1943
Polyanthus Corvette Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-952, SW of Iceland, in the North Atlantic 57.00N 31.10W 21/09/1943. 1 survivor picked up by British warship Itchen. He died when Itchen was torpedoed 2 days later
Puckeridge Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by German submarine U-617, 40 miles E of Gibraltar, in the Mediterranean Sea 36.06N 04.44W 06/09/1943
Itchen Frigate Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-666, S of Greenland, in the North Atlantic. Her forward magazine blew up 53.25N 39.42W 23/09/1943
Abdiel Cruiser Minelayer Mined by German magnetic mine laid by German E-boats S-54 & S-61 in Taranto harbour, mine might have exploded when degaussing equipment was switched off, 48 dead, 6 injured, plus 58 troops on board, 150 troops injured 10/09/1943
Damaged Report
Warspite Battleship Damaged by 2 Fritx X 1400 radio guided bomb from German Heinkel III aircraft, off Salerno, Italy, during Allied Landings. The first of these 1.6 ton bombs hit amidships setting fire to ship's hanger, flooding boiler rooms & cutting all power, the second bomb exploded near starboard side ripping hole in torpedo bulge 16/09/1943. Towed to Malta by American Navy tugs at 4 knots arriving 19/09/1943
Uganda Cruiser Damaged by Fritx X 1400 radio guided bomb from German Do 217 aircraft, off Salerno, Italy, during Allied Landings. The 1.4 ton bomb caused serious flooding & knocked out her engines 11/09/1943. She managed to get one engine to turn one propeller & with the help of a tow from an American tug Narragansett to arrive at Malta for temporary repair. As the was no dry docks available in Europe she had to depart to the Charleston Navy Yard, SC for repair arriving 27/11/1943
Scylla Cruiser Near miss from Henschel Hs 293 radio-controlled rocket powered glide bomb from German Dornier Do 217 aircraft, in the Bay of Biscay. Bomb did no apparent damage at the time 29/07/1943. Speed had to be reduced after vibration to machinery possibly caused by near miss, whilst off Tripoli, Libya 14/09/1943. Arrives at Malta to have her turbines inspected 21/09/1943. Ship was withdrawn from operational service when extent of damage was discovered. Departed to UK for repair 10/1943
Laforey Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German shore batteries at Salerno, during Allied landings. Ship was providing supporting shore bombardment when she was hit by 5 shells causing structural damage & wrecking one boiler room, 1 dead, 2 injured 09/09/1943
Loyal Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German shore battery, during Salerno landings. Ship was providing gunfire support for the landing when she was hit by 88 mm shell fire. Her No. 2 Boiler Room was knocked out & she was disabled 09/09/1943
Paladin Destroyer Damaged hitting a submerged object during passage to Malta, ship's port propeller is damaged 24/09/1943
Escapade Destroyer Damaged by premature explosion of her own mortar bomb, during defence of convoy in the North Atlantic Ocean. Ship suffered major structural damage to her hull, 16 dead, 9 injured 20/09/1943. Departed for Portsmouth for repair 25/09/1943. Arrived Portsmouth Dockyard 27/09/1943
Icarus Destroyer Minelayer Damaged in collision with Canadian warship, whilst on convoy patrol, in North Atlantic. Ship was avoiding GNAT acoustic homing torpedo fired from German submarine U-229 21/09/1943. Arrived for repair at Cardiff 01/10/1943
Lagan Frigate Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-270 SW of Iceland, stern of ship badly damaged 57.09N 27.28W 20/09/1943. Towed to UK 24/09/1943. Constructive total loss & sold 21/05/1946
Abercrombie Monitor Damaged by a mine whilst covering landings off Paestum, Italy. Mine caused serious structural damage 09/09/1943
soviet flag Lost Report
M 51 Submarine Accidentally sunk off Ochamchire, Georgia 22/09/1943
S 009 Submarine Sunk by German warships off Porkkala 04/09/1943
canada flag Lost Report
St Croix Destroyer Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-305, S of Iceland, in the North Atlantic 57.30N 31.10W 20/09/1943
greece flag Lost Report
Vassilissa Olga Destroyer Bombed by German Ju 88 aircraft, whilst at anchor in the Gulf of Lakki, at Leros Harbour. During the Battle of Leros. 69 dead, 0 survivors 26/09/1943
Katsonis Submarine Rammed by German sub-chaser Uj2101, whilst on patrol in the Aegean Sea. 32 dead, 15 survivors captured 3 survivors escaped 14/09/1943
italy flag Lost Report
Roma Battleship Damaged by a Fritz-X 1400 radio guided bomb from German Dornier Do 217 aircraft, in the Gulf of Asinara, Sardinia. Whilst on passage with Italian Fleet to surrender at Malta. The 1.4 ton bomb hit the ship on the starboard side amidships passing through the ship & exiting the keel before exploding. She was disabled with water flooding her engine room. With no power she fell behind the rest of the Fleet. A second Fritz-X 1400 radio guided bomb hit her engine room, causing sparks, flames & heavy flooding. Seconds after this second hit her No. 2 15" turret magazine exploded. She went down quickly capsized, broke in 2 & capsized, 1,253 dead, 596 survivors 41.09.28N 08.17.35E 09/09/1943
Gorizia Cruiser Seized by German forces La Spezia 08/09/1943. Sunk by explosive devices laid by Anglo-Italian frogmen team 26/06/1944
Taranto Cruiser Scuttled La Spezia 08/09/1943
Antonio da Noli Destroyer Mined 5 miles off Pertusato lighthouse, Bonifacio Strait, ship broke in half 09/09/1943
Antonio Pigafetta Destroyer Scuttled at Fiume 10/09/1943
Corazziere Destroyer Scuttled at Genoa 09/09/1943
Enrico Cosenz Destroyer Damaged in collision with Merchant Ship 25/09/1943. Damaged by bombs from German aircraft Lastovo Harbour 42.40N 16.54E not possible to repair scuttled by crew 27/09/1943
FR 21 Destroyer Scuttled at La Spezia 09/09/1943
Francesco Crispi Destroyer Sabotaged by crew to avoid capture by Germans Piraeus 09/09/1943
Francesco Stocco Destroyer Damaged by German aircraft off Corfu ship dead in water & sank later 8 miles off Corfu 24/09/1943
Generale Achille Papa Destroyer Scuttled at Genoa harbour to avoid capture by Germans 09/09/1943
Generale Antonio Cascino Destroyer Scuttled at La Spezia harbour to avoid capture by Germans 09/09/1943
Generale Carlo Montanari Destroyer Scuttled at La Spezia harbour to avoid capture by Germans 09/09/1943
Giuseppe Dezza Destroyer Scuttled by Italian crew in Fiume harbour 10/09/1943
Giuseppe La Masa Destroyer Scuttled at Naples harbour, whilst under repair, 11/09/1943.
Giuseppe Sirtori Destroyer Damaged by bombs by German aircraft off Corfu ship beached off Potamos Point 14/09/1943. Scuttled by crew to avoid capture by Germans, 25/09/1943
Maestrale Destroyer Scuttled before repaired at Genoa 09/09/1943
Nicolo Zeno Destroyer Scuttled at Trieste harbour 09/09/1943
Quintino Sella Destroyer Torpedoed by German S-boat S 54 & S 61 30 miles S of Venice 11/09/1943
Ugolino Vivaldi Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German controlled costal batteries & bombs from 09/09/1943. Abandoned in sinking condition & crew rescued by British submarine Sportsman off Maddalena 10/09/1943
Ambra Submarine Scuttled at La Spezia 09/09/1943
Ametista Submarine Scuttled at Ancona 12/09/1943
Antonio Baiamonti Submarine Scuttled by Italians at La Spezia 09/09/1943
Argo Submarine Scuttled at Montelcone 11/09/1943
FR 112 Submarine Scuttled 15/09/1943
FR 113 Submarine Scuttled 09/09/1943
FR 114 Submarine Scuttled 13/09/1943
FR 115 Submarine Scuttled 15/09/1943
Gronco Submarine Scuttled at La Spezia 08/09/1943
Murena Submarine Scuttled at La Spezia 08/09/1943
Nautilo Submarine Scuttled at Venice 08/09/1943
Serpente Submarine Scuttled at Ancona 12/09/1943
Sirena Submarine Scuttled at La Spezia 09/09/1943
Sparide Submarine Scuttled at La Spezia 08/09/1943
Topazio Submarine Bombed by accident by British aircraft off Sardinia 12/09/1943
Velella Submarine Torpedoed by British submarines Shakespeare 07/09/1943
Volframio Submarine Scuttled at La Spezia 08/09/1943
Berenice Corvette Sunk by gunfire from German Army artillery in Trieste Harbour whilst attempting to escape to Malta 09/09/1943
Lucciola Corvette Sabotaged by crew at Castellamare do Stabilia 13/09/1943
Impetuoso Destroyer Escort Scuttled Pollensa Bay, Majorca 11/09/1943
Insidioso Escort Scuttled in Pola harbour 10/09/1943
Lira Destroyer Escort Scuttled to avoid capture by Germans La Spezia 09/09/1943
Partenope Destroyer Escort Scuttled to avoid capture by Germans at Naples 11/09/1943
Pegaso Torpedoboat Scuttled Pollensa Bay, Majorca 11/09/1943
Procione Torpedoboat Scuttled at La Spezia harbour 09/09/1943
T 03 Torpedoboat Scuttled at Fiume harbour 09/09/1943
T 06 Torpedoboat Scuttled 16 miles N of Rimini because of insufficient fuel to reach Allied port 11/09/1943
T 07 Torpedoboat Scuttled at Gravosa harbour 09/09/1943
T 08 Torpedoboat Bombed by German aircraft off Punta, Olipa 20 miles NW of Dubrovnik 11/09/1943
Buccari Minelayer Scuttled at La Spezia harbour 09/09/1943
Crotone Minelayer Scuttled at La Spezia harbour 09/09/1943
Pelagosa Minelayer Sunk by gunfire from German Army artillery 7 miles off Genoa whilst attempting to escape to an Allied port 09/09/1943
Lepanto Minesweeper Scuttled at Shanghai harbour 09/09/1943
Captured Report
Audace Destroyer Seized by German forces Venice harbour 12/09/1943
Calatafimi Destroyer Seized by German forces at Piraeus 09/09/1943
Castelfidardo Destroyer Seized by German forces at Suda Bay, Crete 09/09/1943
Dardo Destroyer Seized by German forces at Genoa 09/09/1943
FR 32 Destroyer Seized by German forces at Genoa 09/09/1943
Giuseppe Missori Destroyer Seized by German forces at Durazzo harbour 10/09/1943
Premuda Destroyer Seized by German forces at Genoa 08/09/1943
San Martino Destroyer Seized by German forces at Piraeus 09/09/1943
Sebenico Destroyer Seized by German forces at Venice 09/09/1943
Solferino Destroyer Seized by German forces at Suda Bay, Crete 09/09/1943
Turbine Destroyer Seized by German forces Piraeus, Greece 09/09/1943
Alpino Bagnolini Submarine Seized by German forces at Bordeaux 08/09/1943
Aradam Submarine Seized by German forces at Montalcone 09/09/1943
Beilul Submarine Seized by German forces at Montalcone 09/09/1943
Comandante Cappellini Submarine Seized by German forces at Singapore 08/09/1943
Francesco Rismondo Submarine Seized by German forces at Bonifacio 19/09/1943
Giuseppe Finzi Submarine Seized by German forces at Bordeaux 08/09/1943
Luigi Torelli Submarine Seized by German forces at Singapore 08/09/1943
Reginaldo Giuliani Submarine Seized by Germans at Penang 08/09/1943
S 01 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 02 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 03 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 04 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 05 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 06 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 07 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 08 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
S 09 Submarine Seized by Germans 08/09/1943
Antilope Corvette Seized by German forces Livorno harbour 09/09/1943
Artemide Corvette Seized by German forces Livorno harbour 09/09/1943
Camoscio Corvette Seized by German forces Livorno harbour 09/09/1943
Ghibli Destroyer Escort Seized by German forces Genoa 09/09/1943
Impavido Destroyer Escort Seized by German forces at Portoferraio 09/09/1943
Fasana Minelayer Seized by German forces at Trieste Harbour 10/09/1943
Viesti Minelayer Seized by German forces at Naples Harbour 11/09/1943
Interned Report
Attilio Regolo Cruiser Interned Balearic Island on Italian surrender 10/09/1943
Carabiniere Destroyer Interned at Port Mahon, Minorca, Spain 11/09/1943
Fuciliere Destroyer Interned at Port Mahon, Minorca, Spain 11/09/1943
Mitragliere Destroyer Interned at Port Mahon, Minorca, Spain 11/09/1943
Orsa Torpedoboat Interned Pollensa Bay, Majorca, Spain 11/09/1943
Damaged Report
Italia Battleship Damaged by a Fritz-X 1400 radio guided bomb from German Dornier Do 217 aircraft, in the Gulf of Asinara, Sardinia. The 1.4 ton bomb hit the ship on the starboard side underneath her fore 15" turret, whilst on passage with Italian Fleet to surrender at Malta. She managed to remain underway & made it to Malta 09/09/1943
Surrendered Report
Vittorio Veneto Battleship Surrendered to British Forces at Malta 09/09/1943. Interned in Great Biter Lake, Egypt.
Caio Duilio Battleship Surrendered to British Forces at Malta 09/09/1943. Interned in Great Biter Lake, Egypt.
Andrea Doria Battleship Surrendered to British Forces at Malta 09/09/1943. Interned in Great Biter Lake, Egypt.
Guilio Cesare Battleship Surrendered to British Forces at Malta 12/09/1943. Interned in Great Biter Lake, Egypt.

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
I-20 Submarine Depth charged American warship Ellet, NW of Espiritu Santo, in the Coral Sea. Boat was caught on the surface & forced to dive before being sunk, 101 dead, 0 survivors 13.10S 165.28E 03/09/1943
I-182 Submarine Depth charged American warship Wadsworth, off W coast of Espiritu Santo, in the Coral Sea. Sinking unconfirmed at the time, but American Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft reported debris & oil slick on the surface near depth charge attack location, 87 dead, 0 survivors 15.38S 166.57E 03/09/1943
Ro-101 Submarine Sunk by gunfire by American warship Saufley, after being forced to surface by repeated depth charge attacks by American warships Saufley & American Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina aircraft, E of San Cristobal Island. 50 dead 0 survivors 10.57S 163.56E 15/09/1943
Mutsure Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Snapper, 85 NNW of Truk, in the Pacific Ocean. Ship was hit in the bow in a down the throat torpedo attack. Her bow was blown off & she was enveloped in flame, sinking quickly 08.40N 151.31E 02/09/1943
Kasasagi Torpedo Boat Torpedoed by American submarine Bluefish, off New Britain Island 05.00S 121.57E 26/09/1943
PB 35 Transport Sunk by American Army aircraft at Lae Harbour, New Guinea 06.45S 147.00E 02/09/1943
Hoko Minelayer Sunk by American aircraft, 20 miles E of Buka Island, Solomon islands 04.35S 152.11E 28/09/1943
W 16 Minesweeper Mined 60 miles S of Makassar, Celebes 06.08S 119.20E 11/10/1943
Damaged Report
Abukuma Cruiser Damaged by near miss from bombs from American B-24 Liberator & B-25 Mitchell aircraft, off Paramushiro, Kuril Islands 12/09/1943
Taiyo Escort Carrier Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Cabrilla, torpedo wrecked her starboard propeller & some damage to the stern, she had to be towed to Yokosuka by Japanese warship Unyo 28.04N 145.05E 24/09/1943
german flag Lost Report
U-161 Submarine Depth charged & strafed by American Mariner aircraft, boat crash dived but never resurfaced, 52 dead, 0 survivors in the South Atlantic, W of Bahia, Brazil 12.30S 35.35W 27/09/1943
U-221 Submarine Depth charged by British Handley Page Halifax aircraft 800 miles SW of Ireland, 50 dead, 0 survivors 47.00N 18.00W 27/09/1943. Halifax shot down by U-boat, 2 dead, 6 survivors climbed in a dinghy & were picked up 6 days later by British warship Mahatta
U-229 Submarine Rammed & depth charged by British warship Keppel in North Atlantic, 800 miles SSE of Cape Farewell, Greenland, 50 dead 0 survivors 54.36N 36.25W 22/09/1943
U-338 Submarine Missing in the North Atlantic, 51 dead, 0 survivors last reported 57.40N 30.00W 20/09/1943
U-341 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian B-24 Liberator aircraft, SE of Iceland, 50 dead 0 survivors 58.34N 25.30W 19/09/1943
U-346 Submarine Accident during diving, in the Baltic Sea, near Hela, 37 dead 6 survivors 54.25N 19.50E 20/09/1943
U-617 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from 2 British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft & 2 Swordfish aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea, SW of Isla de Alboran, boat illuminated & caught on the surface & was then pursued by British warship Hyacinth & Australian warship Woollongong 11/09/1943. Crew beached boat on the coast of Spanish Morocco & was pounded into a wreck by pursuing warships 35.38N 03.27W 0 dead, 49 survivors interned, 12/09/1943
U-669 Submarine Missing no explanation, in the Bay of Biscay, 52 dead, 0 survivors 08/09/1943
U-760 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, W of La Caruna, boat was illuminated on the surface & attacked 07/09/1943. Interned at Vigo Harbour, Spain guarded by Spanish warship Navarra 08/09/1943
U-983 Submarine Collision with German submarine U-988, in the Baltic Sea N of Loba, 5 dead, 38 survivors 08/09/1943
Jungingen Escort Torpedoed by British MTBs 202, 204 & 231 3 miles W of Berck-sur-Mer 50.28N 01.27E 27/09/1943
SG 2 Escort Bombed by American aircraft at Nantes 23/09/1943
SG 19 Escort Interned in Turkey to avoid capture 08/09/1943
TA 10 Torpedo Boat Damaged by British warship Eclipse 10 miles S of Rhodes 36.25N 28.17E engine machinery burned out 23/09/1943. Scuttled in Prassos Bay, Rhodes 26/09/1943
TA 11 Torpedo Boat Damaged by gunfire from Italian Army tanks in Piombino harbour 09/09/1943. Sunk by Italian MAS off Piombino, Elba 10/09/1943
Damaged Report
Tirpitz Battleship Damaged by mines by British midget submarine X6 in Kafjord, Norway, ship was at anchor, 2 charges caused heavy damage to hull, turbines, propeller shafts & rudder disabled, 1 dead, 40 injured, 22/09/1943
U-270 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & strafing from Canadian Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic 1 injured, boat could no longer dive as pressure hull was damaged 23/09/1943
U-386 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Liberator aircraft, SW of Iceland, this was followed by depth charge attacks from British warship Keppel & Free French warship Roselys 20/09/1943
U-667 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from 2 British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, in the Straits of Gibraltar, boat was attempting to pass into the Mediterranean Sea, boat pressed on despite damage 24/09/1943. Damaged again from depth charges from British Wellington aircraft & 2 Hudson aircraft, boat abandoned attempt after this attack 26/09/1943

 

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
David W Taylor Destroyer Gulf Shipbuiding Co, Chickasaw, AL Jul 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Hailey Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Mar 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Haraden Destroyer Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Mar 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Healy Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Hickox Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Hopewell Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA May 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Hunt Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Knapp Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Lewis Hancock Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Owen Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Mar 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Picking Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Jun 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Remey Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
The Sullivans Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Apr 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Archerfish Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT May 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 2 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Burfish Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jun 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 2 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Darter Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jun 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Flasher Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jun 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Robalo Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI May 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Guadalcanal Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Jun 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Mission Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA May 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Bates Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Blair Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Blessman Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Booth Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Brough Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Camp Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Cannon Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE May 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Chatelaine Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Enright Destroyer Escort Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA May 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Fleming Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Greenwood Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Howard D Crow Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Inch Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Joseph E Campbell Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Joyce Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX May 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Lovering Destroyer Escort Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Loy Destroyer Escort Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Martin Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA May 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Marts Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Micka Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Neunzer Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Pennewill Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Peterson Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX May 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Pettit Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Poole Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX May 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Reybold Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Sederstrom Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA May 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Wyman Destroyer Escort Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Long Beach Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA May 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
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Royalist Light Cruiser Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock May 1942 8 x 5.25"; 12 x 1.6"; 6 x 21" TT 3"-1" 32 7360 530
Teazer Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Jan 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Urchin Destroyer Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Mar 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Vigilant Destroyer Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Dec 1942 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Sirdar Submarine Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Mar 1943 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Shah Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Apr 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Hadleigh Castle Corvette Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Jun 1943 1 x 4"; 1 squd; 15 DC 16.5 1590 120
Statice Corvette Collingwood Shipbuilding Co, Collingwood, ON Apr 1943 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Affleck Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Avon Frigate Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Jun 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Aylmer Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Ballinderry Frigate Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth Dec 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Bligh Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Chelmer Frigate George Brown & Co, Greenock Jul 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Domett Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA May 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Essington Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Foley Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA May 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Gardiner Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Garlies Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA May 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Goodson Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Gould Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Grindall Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Odzani Frigate Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees May 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Shiel Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC May 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Versatile Destroyer Escort Hawthorn & Leslie, Hebburn-on-Tyne Oct 1917 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 20 Oerlikon; 4 x 21" TT 28 905 110
Kildary Patrol ship Pullman Standard Car Co, Chicago, IL Jun 1943 1 x 3"; 6 x 1.6"; 4 x 0.75"; 1 hedgehog;   14.3 910 96
Kildwick Patrol ship Pullman Standard Car Co, Chicago, IL Jul 1943 1 x 3"; 6 x 1.6"; 4 x 0.75"; 1 hedgehog;   14.3 910 96
Amastra Merchant Carrier Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 6 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft 11.5 9249 118
Empire MacCallum Merchant Carrier Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow Jun 1943 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 4 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft   12.5 8250 107
Empire MacRae Merchant Carrier Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow Jun 1943 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 4 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft   12.5 8250 107
Friendship Minesweeper Toronto Shipbuilding, Toronto, ON Oct 1942 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Grecian Minesweeper Savannah Machinery & Foundry, Savannah, GA Mar 1943 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
Steadfast Minesweeper Gulf Shipbuiding Co, Chickasaw, AL Jan 1943 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
Vestal Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Jun 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Waterwitch Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Apr 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
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Leopard Destroyer Chantiers de la Loire, St. Nazaire Sep 1924 5 x 5.1"; 2 x 75 mm; 6 x 21.7" TT; 4 x DC 31 2126 195
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Haida Destroyer Vickers & Armstrong, Newcastle-on-Tyne Aug 1942 6 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 4 x 21" TT 36.5 1927 240
Nabob Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Mar 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40 mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft 18 11420 646
Dunver Frigate Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Nov 1942 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
Trentonian Corvette Kingston Shipbuilding Company, Kingston, ON Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40 mm pp; 4 x 20 mm; 40 DC; 2 Hedgehogs   16.5 1015 109
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Gambia Light Cruiser Swan Hunter, Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Nov 1940 12 x 6"; 8 x 4"; 8 x 1.5" pp; 6 x 21" TT; 2 Aircraft 8530 31.5 8530 920
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Stord Destroyer JS White & Co, Ltd, Cowes, IoW Apr 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 21" TT 36.8 1810 225
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Henrique Dias Corvette Henrique Lage, Ilha do Viana Aug 1942 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 21" TT 36.8 1810 225

 

Axis Commissioned

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I-41 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Sep 1943 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.5 2230 101
I-185 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Sep 1943 1 x 4.7"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 23.1 1630 88
Ro-500 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Dec 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
Ro-39 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard Mar 1943 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Ro-40 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe Mar 1943 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Ro-44 Submarine Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Mar 1943 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Ro-112 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Mar 1943 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
Hirado Escort Hitachi Kanagawa Shipyard, Sakurajima Jun 1943 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 870 147
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TA 19 Destroyer Fratelli Orlando & C, Leghorn. Mar 1923 4 x 4"; 2 x 3"; 6 x 17.7" TT; 16 Mines 32 1107 110
Z 35 Destroyer Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 37 mm; 15 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 70 Mines; 4 DC 38 2603 331
U-287 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Aug 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-293 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-349 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-478 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-677 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-720 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Jun 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-767 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-803 Submarine Seebeckwerft, Wesermunde Apr 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-857 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen May 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-858 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jun 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-861 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Apr 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-903 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-904 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Aug 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-994 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-995 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-997 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Aug 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1162 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig May 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1191 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1192 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jul 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1222 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Jun 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49

 

Neutral Commissioned

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Visby Destroyer Gotaverken Co, Gota Works, Gothenburg Oct 1942 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 40 mm; 3 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 2 DC throwers; 20 Mines 39 1135 140