Key WWII events - December 1943

Battle of the North Cape
American forces land on New Britain
Japanese convoy routes Truk-Marshall Island & Truk-Rabaul abandoned

German battleship Scharnhorst

German battleship Scharnhorst

Axis Dec-43Allied
thailand flag France flag Romania 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 italy flag
0 0 0 3 9 12 Battleships 32 16 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 3 3 Fleet Carriers 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 3 3 Light Carriers 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 9 10 Heavy Cruisers 33 13 8 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 1 0 3 11 14 Light Cruisers 63 24 24 5 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 7
8 0 7 63 63 133 Destroyers 551 300 136 9 43 27 10 0 4 2 3 7 10 0 14
4 0 0 337 68 405 Submarines 468 167 98 17 160 0 0 0 2 14 1 4 4 1 30
0 0 0 0 5 5 Escort Carriers 55 25 29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 17 40 60 Escorts 655 144 362 23 12 90 3 0 2 2 5 8 4 0 18
3 0 0 2 1 3 Other 30 15 10 2 0 0 2 1 0 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 23 5 16 6
Submarines 3 9 0 4 0 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
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
Brownson Destroyer Bombed by Japanese dive bomber aircraft, 8 miles N of Cape Gloucester, New Britain Island. Two bombs hit ship amidships, causing a tremendous explosion that blew away the main deck structure. Ship quickly listed to starboard with her back broken, 108 dead 05.20S 148.25E 26/12/1943
Leary Destroyer Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-275, 420 miles NNE of the Azores, in the North Atlantic, 94 dead, 59 survivors 24/12/1943
Capelin Submarine Lost cause unknown Celebes Sea 02/12/1943. Possibly bombed by Japanese aircraft or depth charged by Japanese warship Wakataka, off Kaoe Bay, Halmahera 23/11/1943 or mined on new Japanese minefield laid off N coast of Celebes Island
Damaged Report
Lexington Carrier Damaged by torpedo from Japanese aircraft off Kwajalein Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean. Torpedo hit her on the starboard side knocking out her steering gear. Ship circled to port amidst dense clouds of smoke until an emergency hand operated steering unit, 9 dead 04/12/1943. Arrived for temporary repair Pearl Harbor 09/12/1943
Converse Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from Japanese aircraft, whilst en route to Bougainville with supplies. Near missed knocked out her electrical supply & put her radar out of action 03/12/1943. Ship remained operational. Arrived for repair at Sydney 14/12/1944
Shaw Destroyer Damaged by bombs & strafing from Japanese Aichi B3A1 aircraft, of Cape Gloucester, Solomon Islands, 3 dead, 33 injured 26/12/1943. Transferred dead & injured to shore facilities at Cape Sudest, New Guinea 27/12/1943. Repaired Hunters Point, CA
Babbitt Destroyer Developed engine trouble after refuelling in the Azores, in the North Atlantic 15/12/1944
Dent Destroyer Damaged when run aground at Cape Sudest, New Guinea. Ship hit a uncharted shoal causing serious structural damage 23/12/1944
british flag Lost Report
Hurricane Destroyer Damaged by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo German submarine U-415, NE of the Azores, in the North Atlantic. Ship was hit in the stern which was destroyed & immobilized her. 23/12/1943. Heavy equipment was jettisoned by crew to keep ship afloat, 3 dead 24/12/1943. Because of the chance of being torpedoed again it was impossible to tow Hurricane back to the UK for repair, it was decided British warship Glenarm would take her crew off, before she was torpedoed by British warship Watchman 45.10N 22.05W 24/12/1943
Tynedale Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-593, in the Mediterranean Sea, off Bougie, Torpedo hit amidships on the port side of ship breaking the ship in two. Stern section remained afloat long enough survivors to be rescued by Indian warship Hyderabad & Tug Hengist, 73 dead, 71 survivors 37.10N 06.05E 12/12/1943
Holcombe Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-593, off Bougie, in the Mediterranean Sea. Holcombe was searching for U-593 after the boat had just torpedoed & damaged British warship Tynedale. Torpedo ruptured her oil fuel tanks & started a fire. Ship sank stern first in less than 5 minutes, 84 dead, 80 survivors 37.10N 06.05E 12/12/1943
Felixstowe Minesweeper Mined E of Capo Ferro, Sardinia, in the Mediterranean Sea 41.10N 09.40E 18/12/1943
Clacton Minesweeper Mined off E of Corsica, in the Mediterranean Sea, 31 dead 31/12/1943
Damaged Report
Norfolk Cruiser Damaged by gunfire from German warships Scharnhorst, during the Battle of the North Cape. Ship was hit twice by 11" shells knocking out X turret & radar equipment, 7 dead, 5 injured 26/12/1943. Remained operational
Sheffield Cruiser Damaged when bearings on her port propeller shaft jammed up solid, during the Battle of the North Cape. Her speed was limited to 22 knots 26/12/1943. Ship remained operational. Arrived for repair to her jammed port propeller shaft at Liverpool 25/01/1944
Saumarez Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German warships Scharnhorst, during the Battle of the North Cape. Ship was hit by one 11" shell & near miss by another, whilst carrying out torpedo attack on Scharnhorst. First shell failed to exploded, but passed through her Director Control Tower putting it out of action & the near miss damaged her oil lubrication system, knocking one of her engines out. 26/12/1943. Arrived for temporary repair at Murmansk 27/12/1943. Returned to UK for repair & refit 01/1944
Cuckmere Frigate Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-223, off Algiers, in the Mediterranean Sea. Ship suffered major structural damage & was towed into Algiers harbour 36.55N 03.01E 11/12/1943. Surveyed at Algiers & found to be a constructive total loss
Worcester Escort Destroyer Mined off Smith's Knoll, North Sea blowing stern off, ship towed to Yarmouth 23/12/1943. Constructive total loss. Scrapped at Grays 02/1946
Bicester Escort Destroyer Damaged during German aircraft bombing raid at Bari Harbour, Italy, an ammunition ship had been hit, when it exploded it caused serious damage & flooding to Bicester 02/12/1943. Towed by British warship Zetland to Taranto for repair
Oakley Escort Destroyer Damaged striking submerged rock at the entrance to Taranto Harbour, Italy 12/12/1943. Temporary repair at Taranto
Zetland Escort Destroyer Damaged during German aircraft bombing raid at Bari Harbour, Italy, an ammunition ship had been hit, when it exploded it caused damage to Zetland 02/12/1943. Towed British warship Bicester to Taranto
free France flag Lost Report
Protee Submarine Mined on German mine, SSE of Marseille, in the Mediterranean Sea. Boat was patrolling of coast of Provence, when she sank 79 dead crew & 3 British liaison officers 29/12/1943
soviet flag Lost Report
D 04 Revolucyoner Submarine Sunk by German sub chasers Uj-102 & Uj-103 off Yevpatoria, Kalimit Bay, near Cape Uret 04/12/1943
S 055 Submarine Lost in Barents Sea possible attack by German warship 52 dead 04/12/1943
italy flag Lost Report
Axum Submarine Scuttled after running aground on Greek coast 28/12/1943

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Fuyo Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Puffer, 60 miles W of Manila, in the South China Sea. Hit in the stern with two torpedoes she sank very quickly 14.44N 119.55E 20/12/1943
Chuyo Escort Carrier Damaged by torpedoes from American submarine Sailfish, 250 miles SE of Tokyo Bay, Honshu. Hit in the port bow her bow plates are torn off & the forward part of the flight deck collapses. Ship tried to reverses at 10 knots attempting to get back to Japan 32.30N 143.40E. 6 hours later Sailfish torpedoes her again, hitting her in the port side, flooding her engine room. Now completely disabled she is finished off by another torpedo hit to her port side. She rolls over to port & sinks bow first, 513 dead crew, 730 dead passengers & 20 American POW's, 160 survivors 31.55N 143.40E 04/12/1943
Numakaze Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Grayback 50 miles, ENE of Naha, Okinawa 26.29N 128.26E 19/12/1943
Nanyo Minesweeper Bombed by American aircraft, 35 miles S of Formosa, in the South China Sea 25.30N 119.30E 23/12/1943
Damaged Report
Yamato Battleship Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Skate, 180 NE of Turk, in the Pacific Ocean. Ship hit on the starboard side flooding No 3 turret magazine with 3000 tons of water 10.05N 150.32E 25/12/1943. Arrived for temporary repair Truk 26/12/1943
Nagara Cruiser Damaged by bomb near miss from aircraft from American warships Enterprise & Essex, whilst on route from Kwajalein to Roi. Near miss damaged her hull. She was under emergency repair same day at Roi 05/12/1943. Arrived for temporary repair at Truk by repair ship Akashi 12/12/1943. Departs for Japan for perminant repair towing damaged Japanese warship Naganami 15/01/1944. Arrived for repair at Maizuru 26/01/1944
Isuzu Cruiser Damaged by bombs from Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from American warships Lexington & Yorktown, at Roi in the Marshal Islands 05/12/1943. Arrived emergency repair at Truk by repair ship Akashi 12/12/1943
Amagiri Destroyer Damaged in collision with Japanese warship Akikaze, near Kavieng, New Ireland. Damage to her bow 07/12/1943. Arrived Truk for repair 15/12/1943
Shigure Destroyer Damaged in collision with Japanese fishing boat, in the Bungo Stairts, Japan 24/12/1943
I-16 Submarine Damaged by strafing & bomb near misses from American aircraft, at Rabaul, New Britain Island 25/12/1943
I-174 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warships, 30 miles E of Tarawa, in the Pacific Ocean. Boat had been caught on the surface & crash dived to escape. Continued depth charge attacks cause serious leaks in her diesel & engine compartments, breaking all her internal lights. Boat surfaces to fight on the surface, but a rain squall enable her to make for Truk 06/12/1943. Arrived to Truk for temporary repair 20/12/1943 - 23/12/1943. Arrived for repair at Kure 30/12/1943
german flag Lost Report
Scharnhorst Battleship Sunk by gunfire & torpedoes from British warships Duke of York & Jamaica, during the Battle of the North Cape, 1803 dead, 36 survivors captured 72.16N 28.41E 26/12/1943
T 15 Destroyer Bombed by American aircraft in Kiel roads 13/12/1943
T 25 Destroyer Sunk by gunfire by British warships Glasgow & Enterprise, in the Bay of Biscay, during Operation Stonewall. British ships were attempting to intercept blockade runners of W coast of France 28/12/1943
T 26 Destroyer Sunk by gunfire by British warships Glasgow & Enterprise, in the Bay of Biscay, during Operation Stonewall. British ships were attempting to intercept blockade runners of W coast of France 28/12/1943
Z 27 Destroyer Sunk by gunfire by British warships Glasgow & Enterprise, in the Bay of Biscay, during Operation Stonewall. British ships were attempting to intercept blockade runners of W coast of France 28/12/1943
U-172 Submarine Sunk by depth charges & Fido acoustic torpedoes from Avenger & Wildcat aircraft from American warship Bogue & 200+ depth charges from American warships George E. Badger, Clemson, Osman Ingram & DuPont, 13 dead, 46 survivors captured in the mid-Atlantic W of Canary Islands after 27 hour battle 26.19N 29.58W 13/12/1943
U-284 Submarine Scuttled in the North Atlantic after sustaining storm damage & irreparable damage to the engine, crew taken off by German submarine U-629, 0 dead 49 survivors 55.04N 30.23W 21/12/1943
U-345 Submarine Damaged by American aircraft at Kiel 13/12/1943. Stricken at Kiel 23/12/1943
U-391 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft, in the Bay of Biscay, NW of Cape Ortegal, Spain, 51 dead, 0 survivors 45.45N 09.38W 13/12/1943
U-593 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warship Wainwright & British warship Calpe, in the Mediterranean Sea, N of Constantine, boat was forced to the surface where the crew abandoned ship & the boat was scuttled, 0 dead, 51 survivors captured 37.38N 05.58E 13/12/1943
U-645 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Schenck in the North Atlantic, NE of the Azores, 55 dead, 0 survivors 45.20N 21.40W 24/12/1943
U-73 Submarine Depth charged & gunfire by American warship's Woolsey & Trippe, NW of Oran, Mediterranean Sea, 16 dead, 34 survivors captured 36.07N 00.50W 16/12/1943
U-850 Submarine Damaged by strafing from Wildcat aircraft, forced boat under water before being torpedoed by 2 Fido acoustic homing torpedoes from Avenger aircraft from American warship Bogue, Madeira, in the North Atlantic, SW of the Azores, boat was struck by torpedoes aft of the conning tower & the boat sank stern first, 66 dead, 0 survivors 32.54N 37.01W 20/12/1943
Niobe Escort Torpedoed by British MTBs MTB 226 & MTB 228 near Silba Island 22/12/1943
Drache Minelayer Bombed by British off Samos, Aegean Sea 22/12/1943
Damaged Report
U-1062 Submarine Damaged by strafing from Canadian Bristol Beaufighter aircraft in the Norwegian Sea 22/12/1943

 

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
Intrepid Fleet Carrier Newport News Shipbuilding Co, Newport, VA Apr 1943 12 x 5"; 32 x 40 mm; 46 x 20 mm; 91 aircraft 4"-2.5" 32.7 27208 2682
Langley Light Carrier New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ May 1943 24 x 40 mm; 30 aircraft 5"-2" 31.6 10662 1569
Quincy Heavy Cruiser Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Jun 1943 9 x 8"; 12 x 5"; 48 x 40 mm; 4 aircraft 6"-4" 33 13600 2039
Houston Light Cruiser Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Jun 1943 12 x 6"; 12 x 5"; 28 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 4 aircraft 5"-3.5" 32.5 11931 1285
Miami Light Cruiser William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Aug 1942 12 x 6"; 12 x 5"; 28 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 4 aircraft 5"-3.5" 32.5 11931 1285
Reno Light Cruiser Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Dec 1942 16 x 5"; 16 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT 3.75"-1.25" 32.5 6825 623
Barton Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Oct 1943 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Benham Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Aug 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Bennion Destroyer Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Bryant Destroyer Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC May 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Cassin Young Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA Sep 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Evans Destroyer Gulf Shipbuiding Co, Chickasaw, AL Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Longshaw Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Jun 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
McGowen Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
McNair Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Morrison Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Twining Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Williamson Destroyer New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Oct 1919 4 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1190 139
Yarnall Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Jul 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Bang Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Aug 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Gabilan Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Sep 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1825 80
Guavina Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI Aug 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1825 80
Pilotfish Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Aug 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Tilefish Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Oct 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 2 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Fanshaw Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Nov 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Gambier Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Nov 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Kasaan Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Oct 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Kitkun Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Nov 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Tulagi Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Nov 1943 1 x 5" 38 calibre; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft.   19 8188 860
Baker Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Bostwick Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Breeman Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Bronstein Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Burrows Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Cates Destroyer Escort Tampa Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Tampa, FL Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Cockrill Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Coffman Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Corbesier Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
De Long Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Nov 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   23 1430 156
Donaldson Destroyer Escort Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog   19.5 1192 156
Edward H Allen Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Oct 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   23 1430 156
England Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Finch Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Haines Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
J Douglas Blackwood 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
Janssen Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Jordan Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Koiner Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Kretchmer Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Liddle Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Maloy Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
O'Neill Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
O'Reilly Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Raby Destroyer Escort Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Stern Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Stockdale Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Swenning Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Thomason Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Weaver Destroyer Escort Western Pipe & Steel Co, San Pedro, CA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Wilhoite Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Willis Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Witter Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Albuquerque Frigate Kaiser Cargo, Inc, Richmond, CA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
El Paso Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Gloucester Frigate Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co, Superior, WI Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Ogden Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Shreveport Frigate Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co, Superior, WI Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Van Buren Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Serapis Destroyer Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Mar 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Swift Destroyer John Samual White & Co, Cowes Jun 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Ulysses Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Apr 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Undine Destroyer John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Jun 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Verulam Destroyer Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Apr 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Statesman Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Sep 1943 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT 14.75 842 48
Sturdy Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Sep 1943 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 14.75 842 48
Vox Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Sep 1943 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Arbiter Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Sep 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Nairana Escort Carrier John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank May 1943 2 x 4"; 16 x 1.6"; 16 x 20 mm; 18 Aircraft   17 17210 728
Queen Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Jul 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Ruler Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Aug 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Vindex Escort Carrier Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne May 1943 2 x 4"; 16 x 1.6"; 16 x 20 mm; 18 Aircraft   17 16830 700
Flint Castle Corvette Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 1 squd; 15 DC 16.5 1590 120
Walpole Destroyer Escort William Doxford & Sons, Ltd, Sunderland Feb 1918 2 x 4"; 2 x 1.6"; 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT   34 1100 110
Bahamas Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Aug 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
Barbados Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Aug 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
Caicos Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Sep 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
Cosby Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Hoste Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Manners Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Moorsom Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Mounsey Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Retalick Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Riou Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Rowley Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Rupert Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Rutherford Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Seymour Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Stockham Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Thornborough Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Kilmelford Patrol ship Pullman Standard Car Co, Chicago, IL Oct 1943 1 x 3"; 6 x 1.6"; 4 x 0.75"; 1 hedgehog;   14.3 910 96
Kilmington Patrol ship Pullman Standard Car Co, Chicago, IL Nov 1943 1 x 3"; 6 x 1.6"; 4 x 0.75"; 1 hedgehog;   14.3 910 96
Kilmore Patrol ship Pullman Standard Car Co, Chicago, IL Nov 1943 1 x 3"; 6 x 1.6"; 4 x 0.75"; 1 hedgehog;   14.3 910 96
Hart Sloop Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan Jul 1943 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Lark Sloop Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Aug 1943 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Alexia Merchant Carrier Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Dec 1943 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 6 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft   11.5 9249 118
Empire MacAlpine Merchant Carrier Burntisland Shipbuilding Co, Burntisland Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 4 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft   12.5 8250 107
Empire MacKendrick Merchant Carrier Burntisland Shipbuilding Co, Burntisland Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 4 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft   12.5 8250 107
Empire MacMahon Merchant Carrier Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Jun 1943 1 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft 11 9249 122
Cynthia Minesweeper Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA Nov 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
Melita Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Dec 1942 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Plucky Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
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Derskyi Destroyer Bath Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jul 1919 4 x 4"; 2 x 0.5"; 12 x 21" TT 29 1090 146
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Forrest Hill Corvette Ferguson Bros, Ltd, Glasgow Aug 1943 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Louisberg Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40 mm pp; 4 x 20 mm; 40 DC; 2 Hedgehogs   16.5 1015 109
Louisburg Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Norsyd Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40 mm pp; 4 x 20 mm; 40 DC; 2 Hedgehogs   16.5 1015 109
Grou Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Aug 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
New Glasgow Frigate Canadian Yarrow Ltd, Esquimault, BC May 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
Port Colborne Frigate Canadian Yarrow Ltd, Esquimault, BC Apr 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
Saint John Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Aug 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
Valleyfield Frigate Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Jul 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
Wentworth Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Mar 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
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Kriti Destroyer Escort Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Jul 1941 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1050 168

 

Axis Commissioned

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Yahagi Light Cruiser Sasebo Naval Dockyard Oct 1942 6 x 6"; 4 x 3"; 32 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 16 DC; 2 Aircraft 2.2"-1" 35 7590 730
Kishinami Destroyer Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Aug 1943 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
Okinami Destroyer Maizuru Naval Dockyard Jul 1943 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
I-45 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard Jun 1943 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.5 2230 101
I-52 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Jun 1943 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 17.7 2095 101
Ro-43 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe Jun 1943 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Shinyo Escort Carrier Deschimag, Bremen Dec 1934 8 x 5"; 30 x 25 mm; 30 Aircraft 22 17500 942
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T 03 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Jun 1938 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 2 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 60 Mines   35.5 844 119
TA 35 Destroyer Odero-Terni-Orlande, Sestri Ponente, Genoa Oct 1915 4 x 3"; 2 x 3"; 4 x 17.7" TT; 10 mines   30.4 770 79
TA 26 Destroyer Escort Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso Sep 1943 3 x 4"; 2 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 17.7" TT   26 910 177
TA 27 Destroyer Escort Gio. Ansaldo & C, Sestri Ponente, Genoa. Apr 1943 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT   31.5 745 150
U-245 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-250 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-298 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-299 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-300 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-319 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-320 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-398 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-482 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Sep 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-483 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-680 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-722 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Sep 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-772 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-804 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-864 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Aug 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-867 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Aug 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-868 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Sep 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-925 Submarine Neptun Werft AG, Rostock Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1003 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1004 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1005 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Nov 1942 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1166 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Aug 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1167 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Aug 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1197 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Sep 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1198 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Sep 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1199 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1227 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Sep 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-1228 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Oct 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
TA 48 Torpedo Boat Stabilimento Tecnico, Triest Jan 1914 4 x 66 mm; 1 x 8 mm MG;  2 x 17.7" TT   28 262 41

 

Neutral Commissioned

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Golesnica Torpedo boat Stabilimento Tecnico, Triest Dec 1913 4 x 2.5"; 1 x 8 mm MG;  2 x 17.7" TT 28 262 14
Cer Torpedo boat Danubius Co, Porto Re Mar 1915 4 x 2.5"; 1 x 8 mm MG;  2 x 17.7" TT 28 244 41