Key WWII events - January 1944

Operation Shingle the Allied landings at Anzio
Leningrad siege ended
Soviet forces recapture Novgorod
American forces land on Marshall Islands
Start of the Battle of Monte Cassino
Japanese convoy routes Palau-Hollandia & Shanghai-Moji, Japan (direct) abandoned

British cruiser Spartan

British cruiser Spartan

Axis Jan-44 Allied
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 2 8 10 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 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 9 10 Heavy Cruisers 31 13 6 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 1 0 3 11 14 Light Cruisers 65 23 27 5 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 7
8 0 7 62 65 134 Destroyers 553 307 139 9 44 21 10 0 4 2 3 3 9 2 14
4 0 2 359 55 416 Submarines 472 170 101 16 159 0 0 0 2 14 1 4 4 1 29
0 0 0 0 5 5 Escort Carriers 63 28 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 19 40 62 Escorts 709 173 377 22 12 100 3 0 2 2 5 9 4 0 14
3 0 0 2 1 3 Other 31 16 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
Turner Destroyer Sunk by series of internal explosions from ammunition on board, off Ambrose Light Vessel, New York, 138 dead, 70 survivors. Some survivors picked up by US Coast Guard helicopter. The first time helicopters ever used in life saving role 40.27.00N 73.48.00W 03/01/1944
Portent Minesweeper Mined off Anzio, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, during Operation Shingle 41.24N 12.44E 22/01/1944
Damaged Report
Hutchins Destroyer Damaged in collision with another warship during squall, off New Guinea, bows damaged 16/01/1943
Barton Destroyer Damaged to her propulsion system whilst on shakedown cruise to Bermuda delayed her service for at least 2 weeks 20/01/1944
Mayo Destroyer Damaged possibly by Henschel Hs 293A radio-controlled rocket powered glide bomb from German aircraft in Anzio Bay, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, during Operation Shingle. Ship hit on starboard side at the waterline, causing flooding, fire & almost breaking her back, 7 dead, 25 injured 24/01/1944. Towed to Naples for temporary repair before departing for repair in USA 03/03/1944
Ludlow Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German shore battery, off Anzio, during Operation Shingle, 5" shell went through torpedo director deck & pilothouse, more serious damage was avoided when an unexploded shell was thrown overboard 22/01/1944
Babbit Destroyer Developed further engine trouble & returned to New York 03/01/1944
Sangamon Escort Carrier Damaged when landing Avenger aircraft crashed, on passage between Pearl Harbor & Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands. Aircraft missed the arrester hook, broke through the barriers & crashed into parked aircraft. Fire raged on flight deck before being brought under control, 7 dead, 7 injured 25/01/1944. Ship became operational after temporary repair at sea 31/01/1944
Tripoli Escort Carrier Damaged by gasoline fire in San Diego harbour. Gasoline had been dumped over the starboard side forward, whilst in harbour. Sparks from Acetylene torches ignited the gasoline. Flames spread quickly from the bow to the ship's island superstructure. Crew managed to get the fires under control & save the ship, 2 dead 04/01/1944
Wintle Destroyer Escort Damaged in collision with American warship Dempsey, during refuelling off the Hawaiian Islands. As ships parted Dempsey rammed into her starboard side, her anchor ripped open her hull, broke her degaussing coil & severed her steam line. Dempsey tried to pull away & her stern then swerved in hitting her stern, crushing her propeller against her hull. Crew stuffed mattresses to fill the breach in the hull. She headed for Pearl Harbor at 10 knots 03/01/1944
Prevail Minesweeper Damaged possibly by Henschel Hs 293A radio-controlled rocket powered glide bomb from German aircraft in Anzio Bay, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, during Operation Shingle 24/01/1944
british flag Lost Report
Spartan Cruiser Bombed by Henschel Hs 293A radio-controlled rocket powered glide bomb from German aircraft in Anzio Bay, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ship hit on port side, causing flooding, fires & explosions. She was abandoned & capsized, 46 dead, 42 injured, 523 survivors 41.26N 12.41E 29/01/1944
Janus Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from German He III Henkiel aircraft or damaged by Henschel Hs 293A radio-controlled rocket powered glide bomb from German Do 217 Dornier aircraft, off Anzio, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, during Operation Shingle. She was in company with British warship Jervis when attacked. Her magazine exploded & the ship sank with heavy loss of life, 158 dead, 94 survivors 41.26N 12.38E 23/01/1944
Hardy Destroyer Damaged by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-278, 60 miles S of Bear Island, Norwegian Sea. Torpedo blew off the ship's stern & her magazine exploded. She was torpedoed & sunk by British warship Venus, 40 dead 73.37N 18.06E 30/01/1944
Warwick Destroyer Torpedoed by T5-FAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-413, 20 miles WSW of Trevose Head, Cornwall, 17 dead, 93 survivors 50.29N 05.25W 20/01/1944
Tweed Frigate Torpedoed by T5-FAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-305, 600 miles W of Cape Ortegal, in the North Atlantic, 98 dead, 52 survivors 44.18N 21.19W 07/01/1944
Damaged Report
Sheffield Cruiser Withdrawn for repair to her seized port propeller shaft at Liverpool 25/01/1944
Jervis Destroyer Damaged by Henschel Hs 293A radio-controlled rocket powered glide bomb from German Do 217 Dornier aircraft off Anzio, during Operation Shingle, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Bomb demolished forward structure of ship & distorted hull. She was in company with British warship Janus when attacked & was able to pick up the survivors from that ship 41.26N 12.38E 23/01/1944. Ship managed to reach Naples for temporary repair 24/01/1944. Arrived for repair at Gibraltar where new bow structure was fitted 05/02/1944
Obdurate Destroyer Damaged by T5-GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-360, ship's starboard screw disabled, stern damaged & serious flooding 25/01/1944. Arrived for temporary repair Murmansk 28/01/1944
Abelia Corvette Damaged by T5-GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from unknown German submarine, ship lost rudder 09/01/1944
soviet flag Lost Report
L  23 Submarine Depth charged German submarine chasers Uj-106 off Cape Tarhancut 17/01/1944
M 36 Submarine Lost off Georgian coast 04/01/1944

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Kuma Cruiser Torpedoed by British submarine Tally-Ho, off Penang, in the Straits of Malacca. Hit on her starboard side by two torpedoes, causing flooding & starting fires that would eventually be seen from 20 miles away, 138 dead 05.28N 99.55E 11/01/1944
Sazanami Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Albacore, 300 miles SE of Yap, Caroline Islands. Hit by two torpedoes ship broke in two & sank inside 3 minutes, 153 dead 05.15N 141.15E 14/01/1944
Suzukaze Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Skipjack, 140 miles NNW of Ponape, Caroline Islands. Ship blew up & sank 08.51N 157.10E 26/01/1944
I-181 Submarine Wrecked on Gneisenau Point, Kelanoa Harbour, Solomon Islands. 89 dead, 0 survivors 16/01/1944
Ro-37 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Buchanan, near San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands. Boat was caught on the surface at night by searchlight after being found by radar. She crashed dived & was attacked for 2 hours. Following morning large amounts of debris were found confirming sinking, 61 dead, 0 survivors 11.47S 164.17E 22/01/1944
Nasami Minelayer Torpedoed by American submarine Trigger, W of Truk, in the Pacific Ocean 09.50N 147.06E 30/01/1944
Damaged Report
Noshiro Cruiser Damaged by bombs from aircraft from American warship Bunker Hill & Monterey, en route to Kavieng, New Ireland, along with Japanese warships Yamagumo & Oyodo, one turret knocked out,10 dead 01/01/1944. She remained operational
Kitakami Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from British submarine Templar in the Malacca Strait SW off Penang. Ship was disabled & taken in tow by Japanese warship Kinu 04.54N 98.28E 27/01/1944. Arrives at Angsa Bay, Malaya for emergency repairs 30/01/1944
Amatsukaze Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Redfin, during convoy protection duty N of the Spratly Islands, in the South China Sea. Ship in surface pursuit of Redfin, when she was hit by a torpedo from stern tubes from Redfin. This was a daring down the throat shot that hit the bow & detonated her forward magazine. The explosion lead the Redfin to believe the ship had been destroyed. Her bow was destroyed as far as the first funnel, wrecking her bridge & forward turret, 80 dead 16/01/1944. Ship was left adrift for 6 days before being stopped by Japanese aircraft 24/01/1944. Arrived under tow by Japanese warship Asagao for temporary repair at Cape St Jacques 30/01/1944. Arrived at Singapore to have temporary bow & new bridge fitted. 30 percent of the ship's length & forward turret were missing from repaired ship 15/11/1944
Yamagumo Destroyer Damaged by bombs & strafing from aircraft from American warship Bunker Hill & Monterey, en route to Kavieng, New Ireland, along with Japanese warships Noshimo & Oyodo. Strafing holed her fuel tanks which were contaminated with sea water 01/01/1944
Suzutsuki Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Sturgeon, whilst leaving Unajima. Ship was hit by 2 torpedoes, forward & aft. Forward hit detonated No:1 magazine, blowing off her bow. Stern hit blow off her stern & flooding her boiler room, 135 dead crew & 89 dead soldiers 16/01/1944. Arrived under tow at Kure from Japanese warship Hatsuzuki 18/01/1944
Satsuki Destroyer Damaged by bomb near misses & strafing from American aircraft, near Kavieng, New Britain Island. Her speed limited to 24 knots 04/01/1944. Arrived at Sasebo for repair 17/02/1944
Unyo Escort Carrier Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Haddock, SE of Guam, in the Pacific Ocean. Forward part of ship badly damaged 12.12N 146.26E 19/01/1944. Arrived at Saipan for emergency repair 20/01/1944 - 27/01/1944. Departs at a slow speed for repair in Japan 27/01/1944
german flag Lost Report
Z 37 Destroyer Damaged in collision with sister ship Z 32, towed back to Bordeaux but unable to be repaired 30/01/1944. Scuttled at Bordaeux 24/08/1944
U-231 Submarine Depth charged by British Wellington aircraft, 750 miles NE of the Azores, 7 dead, 43 survivors captured 44.15N 20.38W 13/01/1944. Boat captain tried to shoot self, but bullet lodged in his neck
U-263 Submarine Accident during diving trials in Bay of Biscay near La Rochelle, 51 dead, 0 survivors 46.06N 01.36W 20/01/1944.
U-271 Submarine Depth charged by American Liberator aircraft, in the North Atlantic, W of Galway Bay, 51 dead, 0 survivors 53.15N 15.52W 28/01/1944
U-305 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Wanderer & Glenarm in the North Atlantic SW of Ireland, 51 dead 0 survivors 49.39N 20.10W 17/01/1944
U-314 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Whitehall & Meteor in the Barents Sea SE of Bear Island, 49 dead 0 survivors 73.41N 24.30E 30/01/1944
U-364 Submarine Depth charged by British Halifax aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, 49 dead, 0 survivors 45.33N 05.55W 29/01/1944
U-377 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Wanderer & Glenarm, in the North Atlantic, SW of Ireland, 52 dead 0 survivors 49.39N 20.10W 15/01/1944
U-426 Submarine Depth charged & strafed by Australian Sunderland aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, W of Nantes, boat didn't dive, but fought it out with the aircraft & was sunk, 51 dead, 0 survivors 46.47N 10.42W 08/01/1944
U-544 Submarine Sunk by depth charges & rockets from Avenger aircraft from American warship Guadalcanal, in the North Atlantic, WNW of the Azores, 57 dead, 0 survivors 40.30N 37.20W 16/01/1944
U-571 Submarine Depth charged by Australian Sunderland aircraft in the North Atlantic, W of Ireland, 52 dead, 0 survivors 52.41N 14.27W 28/01/1944
U-592 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Starling, Wild Goose & Magpie, in the North Atlantic, SW of Ireland, 50 dead, 0 survivors 50.20N 17.29W 31/01/1944
U-641 Submarine Sunk by hedgehog bomb attacks from British warship Violet, in the North Atlantic, SW of Ireland, 50 dead, 0 survivors 50.25N 18.49W 19/01/1944
U-757 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Bayntun & Canadian warship Camrose, in the North Atlantic, WSW of Bantry Bay, sinking of the boat was confirmed by wreckage coming to the surface, 49 dead, 0 survivors 50.33N 18.03W 08/01/1944
U-81 Submarine Bombed by American Army aircraft at Pola, 2 dead 09/01/1944
U-971 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Eskimo & Canadian warship Haida & Czech Liberator aircraft in the English Channel, N of Brest, 1 dead, 51 survivors captured 49.01N 05.35W 24/01/1944
U-972 Submarine Missing in the North Atlantic 50 dead, 0 survivors 5-15/01/1944
Damaged Report
U-373 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, boat was illuminated on the surface & attacked, British Liberator aircraft was guided to boat & also attacked 03/01/1944
U-415 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Halifax aircraft, in the Bay of Biscay, SW of Lorient 05/01/1944
U-445 Submarine Damaged by depth charges by British Halifax aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, NNE of Cape Ortegal 02/01/1944
U-625 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & strafed from British Liberator aircraft in the North Atlantic, 1 dead, 6 injured 02/01/1944
U-629 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & strafed from Polish Wellington aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, boat was caught on the surface & dived to escape 02/01/1944
U-758 Submarine Damaged by rocket firing Wildcat aircraft from American warship Block Island in the North Atlantic 11/01/1944
M 451 Minesweeper Aground during storm in Baltic Sea near Pokkala, Finland 31/01/1944. Constructive total loss

 

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
Philadelphia Light Cruiser Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Nov 1936 15 x 6"; 8 x 5"; 8 x 0.5"; 4 aircraft 5"-2" 32.5 9923 868
Vincennes Light Cruiser Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Jul 1943 12 x 6"; 12 x 5"; 28 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 4 aircraft 5"-3.5" 32.5 11931 1285
Allen M. Sumner Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Dec 1943 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Cushing Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Sep 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Heywood L Edwards Destroyer Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Oct 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Prichett 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
Robinson Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Aug 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Walke 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
Bream Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Oct 1944 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Guitarro Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI Sep 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Perch Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Sep 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Pintado Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Sep 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Pipefish Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Oct 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Hoggatt Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Dec 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Kadashan Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Dec 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Marcus Island Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Dec 1943 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Nehenta 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
Bowers 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
Coates Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Dec 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Cofer Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Daniel Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Eisner Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Forster Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Francis M. Robinson 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
Garfield Thomas Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Hissem Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Holder Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Hollis Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Jenks Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Kephart Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Marsh 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
O'Toole Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Price 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
Runels Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Strickland Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Wingfield Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Corpus Christie Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Covington Frigate Froemming Brothers Inc, Milwaukee, WI Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Eugene Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Everett 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
Orange Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Aug 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
Diadem Light Cruiser Hawthorn & Leslie, Hebburn-on-Tyne Aug 1942 8 x 5.25"; 12 x 1.6"; 6 x 21" TT 3"-1" 32 7410 530
Terpsichore Destroyer William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Jun 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Urania Destroyer Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow May 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Terrapin Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Aug 1943 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Tudor Submarine Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth Sep 1942 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Vigorous Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Oct 1943 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Vivid Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle Sep 1943 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Rajah Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA May 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Smiter Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Sep 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Trouncer Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Jun 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Cam Frigate George Brown & Co, Greenock Jul 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Cayman 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
Dominica 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
Holmes Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Inglis Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Inman Frigate Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 10 DC   19.5 1416 156
Narborough 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
Spragge 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
Stayner 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
Taff Frigate Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Sep 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Torrington 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
Trollope 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
Tyler 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
Waldegrave Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Whittaker Frigate Bethlehem Steel Co, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1823 186
Lennox Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Recruit Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
free France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Narval Submarine Franco Tosi, Taranto Sep 1941 1 x 3.94"; 2 x 20 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14 697 45
Algerien Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Senegalais Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
L'Aventure Frigate William Simons & Co, Renfrew Nov 1943 2 x 4"; Hedgehog; 150 mines 20 1460 140
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Long Branch Corvette A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Ettrick Frigate John Crown & Sons Ltd, Sunderland Feb 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
New Waterford Frigate Canadian Yarrow Ltd, Esquimault, BC Jul 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Barcoo Frigate Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, NSW Aug 1943 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Kiama Minesweeper Evans, Deakin & Co, Brisbane, QD Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
netherlands flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Miralda Merchant Ship Carrier Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Apr 1936 1 x 4"; 2 x 40mm; 6 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft 11.5 7999 118
brazil flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Vidal de Negreiros Corvette Henrique Lage, Ilha do Viana Dec 1942 2 x 75 mm; 4 x DC 12.5 813 70

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Chitose Light Carrier Kure Naval Dockyard Nov 1936 8 x 5"; 30 x 1"; 30 Aircraft 28.9 11190 800
I-44 Submarine Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Jul 1943 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.5 2230 101
Ro-45 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe Jul 1943 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Ro-47 Submarine Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Jul 1943 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Ro-116 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Jul 1943 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
Ro-117 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Jul 1943 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 14.2 525 38
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TA 25 Destroyer Escort Gio. Ansaldo & C, Sestri Ponente, Genoa. Mar 1942 2 x 4"; 8 x 20 mm; 4 DC throwers; 4 x 450 mm TT 26 910 177
TA 28 Destroyer Escort Gio. Ansaldo & C, Sestri Ponente, Genoa May 1943 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT 31.5 745 150
TA 36 Destroyer Escort Cantiere Navale del Quarnaro, Fiume Jul 1943 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT 31.5 745 150
TA 37 Destroyer Escort Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso Jun 1943 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT 31.5 745 150
TA 43 Destroyer Chantiers de la Loire, Nantes Dec 1937 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 40 mm; 2 x HMG; 6 x 21" TT; 30 mines 38 1210 145
U-246 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-256 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Oct 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-321 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-368 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-399 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-484 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-773 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-869 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Oct 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-871 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Sep 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-1006 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1007 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1052 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1103 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1168 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1200 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1201 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1202 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1229 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
U-1230 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Nov 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-1272 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
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Marsuinul Submarine Santieri Galati, Galatz May 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 6 x 21" TT 16 620
Requinul Submarine Santieri Galati, Galatz May 1941 1 x 20 mm; 4 x 21" TT; 40 Mines 17 585

 

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Nada Corvette Harland & Wolff, Ltd, Belfast May 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109