Key WWII events - February 1944

Allied bombing of Monte Cassino Monastery
Second British Chindit operation into Burma
Operation Hailstone: American forces attack Japanese warships at Truk
American forces capture Roi & Namur Islands
American forces capture Kwajalein
Japanese convoy routes Truk-Palau & Palau-Japan abandoned

Japanese cruiser Naka

Japanese cruiser Naka

Axis Feb-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 35 19 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 3 3 Fleet Carriers 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 4 4 Light Carriers 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 11 12 Heavy Cruisers 31 14 5 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 1 0 3 9 12 Light Cruisers 65 24 26 5 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 7
8 0 7 66 66 139 Destroyers 555 314 134 9 44 21 10 0 4 2 3 3 9 2 14
4 0 2 356 75 419 Submarines 479 175 104 17 157 0 0 0 2 14 1 4 4 1 29
0 0 0 0 4 4 Escort Carriers 71 33 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 19 44 66 Escorts 768 212 389 25 12 103 4 0 2 2 5 9 5 0 14
3 0 0 2 1 3 Other 33 17 10 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
Trout Submarine Depth charged by Japanese warship Asashimo, SE of Okinawa, 81 dead, 0 survivors 22.40N 131.81E 29/02/1944
Grayback Submarine Bombed by aircraft from Japanese warship, in the East China Sea, 60 dead, 0 survivors 25.47N 128.45E 27/02/1944
Damaged Report
Indiana Battleship Damaged in collision with American warship Washington, whilst manoeuvring in darkness, she cut across the path of Washington whilst she was refuelling destroyers, Indiana was damaged on her starboard side, 7 dead 01/02/1944. Temporary repaired at Majuro
Alabama Battleship Damaged when No. 9, 5" turret accidently fired into No. 5 turret. 5 dead, 11 injured 21/02/1944. Ship remained operational
Washington Battleship Damaged in collision with American warship Indiana, whilst manoeuvring in darkness, she was refuelling destroyers when Indiana cut across her path, Washington's bow was crushed up to 60' 01/02/1944. Temporary repaired at Majuro reinforcing damaged bow 11/02/1944
Intrepid Carrier Damaged by torpedo from Japanese aircraft, off Truk after Operation Hailstone. Attacked at night the ship was hit on the starboard side 15' below the waterline, several compartments flooded & her rudder jammed hard to port. Using her engines she was able to steer 17/02/1944. Used jury-rig sail & returned to Pearl Harbor for emergency repair 24/02/1944
St Louis Cruiser Damaged by bombs from Japanese Aichi D3A 'Val' dive bomber aircraft, in Solomon Islands, bomb penetrated deck near No 6 gun mounting, both her scout planes were damaged, ventilation system knocked out & communication system disrupted, 23 dead, 30 injured 14/02/1944
Farenholt Destroyer Damaged by Japanese shore battery whilst shelling shore installations at Kavieng, New Ireland, holed below the waterline on starboard side, it needed counter flooding to save her 25/02/1944. Temporary repair at Purvis Bay
Anderson Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese shore battery at Wojte Atoll, in the Marshal Islands. Shell hit her combat information centre, 6 dead, 14 injured 31/01/1943. Damaged when she struck uncharted pinnacle of rock off Kwajalein Atoll, during the Battle of Kwajalein. She was transferring her wounded from previous days shelling, when she struck the rock 01/02/1943. Ship had to be towed to Pearl Harbor
british flag Lost Report
Penelope Cruiser Torpedoed by T5 acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-410 in the Mediterranean Sea, 35 miles W of Naples, Gulf of Gaeta, second torpedo caused a major explosion that finished her off, 415 dead, 250 survivors 40.15N 13.25E 17/02/1944
Inglefield Destroyer Bombed by Henschel Hs 293A radio-controlled rocket powered glide bomb from German aircraft off Anzio, during Operation Shingle. Attacked at dusk, bomb hit ship amidships. She sank quickly 35 dead, 157 survivors 41.26N 12.38E 25/02/1944
Mahratta Destroyer Torpedoed by T5 acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-990, W of North Cape, in the Barents Sea, 217 dead, 17 survivors 71.17N 13.30E 25/02/1944
Syrtis Submarine Lost probably mined, off Bobo, Norway in the Norwegian Sea, 48 dead, 0 survivors 28/02/1944
Woodpecker Sloop Damaged by T5 acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-256, 500 miles W of Cork, Ireland, in the North Atlantic, blowing stern off ship, no casualties 48.49N 22.11W 20/02/1944. Taken in tow by British warship Sterling 21/02/1944. Tow transferred to tug Stormcloud 22/02/1944. Weather conditions worsening as ships approached entrance to English Channel 26/02/1944. Foundered whilst under tow in a gale SSE of the Scilly Isles, England 49.39N 06.08W 27/02/1944
Damaged Report
Dido Cruiser Damaged by collision with American Tank Landing Ship, in Naples Bay, during Operation Shingle 01/02/1944
Loyal Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from German shore battery, off Anzio during Operation Shingle. Ship was providing gunfire support for the landing when she was hit by 88 mm shell fire in her Boiler Room 09/02/1944. Towed to Taranto for repair arriving 16/02/1944
Paladin Destroyer Damaged in a abortive attempt to ram Japanese submarine I-27, near Addu Atoll, in the Indian Ocean. Hydroplanes of boat caused 80' gash in her side aft, flooding her engine room, gearing room, rupturing 2 fuel tanks & her aft magazine 12/02/1944. Towed by tanker British Loyalty to Addu Atoll for emergency repair 13/02/1944. Departed Addu Atoll for repair in Simonstown on one engine & propeller shaft 03/03/1944
Tallyo Ho! Submarine Damaged when rammed by Japanese torpedo boat Kari, damaging boats ballast tanks & forward planes 24/02/1945
soviet flag Lost Report
M 108 Submarine Mined off the Norwegian coast 21-28/02/1944
ShCh 216 Submarine Sunk by German submarine chases Uj 104 & Uj 106 off Cape Tarkhancut 17/02/1944
canada flag Damaged Report
Columbia Destroyer Run aground off Newfoundland. Ship struck cliff at Moreton Bay, Newfoundland, seriously damaged her bow. Weather was foggy & her radar was unserviceable 25/02/1944. Decommissioned 17/03/1944. Constructive total loss

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Agano Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Skate, 160 miles N of Truk, in the Pacific Ocean. Skate was on patrol in preparation for Operation Hailstone. Torpedo caused flooding in engine & boiler room and disabled her. Ship signalled for towing vessel 16/02/1944. Flooding extended & she slowly sank 10.11N 151.42E 17/02/1944
Naka Cruiser Bombed & torpedoed by Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers & Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft from American warships Bunker Hill & Cowpens, 35 miles SW of Truk, during Operation Hailstone. Ship broke in two & sank, 240 dead, 210 survivors 07.15N 151.15E 17/02/1944
Maikaze Destroyer Sunk by gunfire & torpedoes from American warships Minneapolis, New Orleans, Radford & Burns, 40 miles NW of Truk, in the Pacific Ocean, during Operation Hailstone. Ship was part of a convoy leaving Truk for Yokosuka when she was attacked, 240 dead, 0 survivors 07.45N 151.20E 17/02/1944
Oite Destroyer Torpedoed by aircraft from American Task Force 38, whilst carrying 522 survivors of Agano, whilst entering the North Passage of Truk Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean, during Operation Hailstone. Torpedo hit amidships & broke in half & sank, 172 dead, 20 survivors 07.40N 151.45E 17/02/1944
Fumizuki Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from aircraft from American warship Enterprise, SW of Truk, in the Pacific Ocean, during Operation Hailstone. Ship was at anchor for repair at anchorage off W lagoon, torpedo caused serious flooding. Japanese warships Matsukaze & Hakachi assist crew in trying to save her, 29 dead 17/02/1944. Flooding increases & ship sinks 07.24N 151.44E 18/02/1944
Umikaze Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Guardfish, S of Truk, in the Pacific Ocean, ship slowly capsized & sank, 50 dead, 215 survivors 07.10N 151.43E 01/02/1944
I-43 Submarine Torpedoed by American submarine Aspro, 280 miles ESE of Guam, in the Pacific Ocean. Attacked on the surface, she was hit by 2 torpedoes & sank stern first, 166 dead, 0 survivors 10.23N 150.23E 15/02/1944
I-27 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & forced to the surface by British warships Paladin & Petard, near Addu Atoll, in the Indian Ocean. Boat was attempting to attack British warships when she was detected. Boat tries to escape on the surface, whilst down by the stern & after being damaged by gunfire she was sunk by a torpedo from Petard that cuts the boat in two 01.25N 72.22E 12/02/1944
I-175 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Charrette, E of Wotje Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean. Four underwater explosions heard, signalled her sinking, 100 dead, 0 survivors 06.48N 168.08E 04/02/1944
I-171 Submarine Depth charged by American warships Guest & Hudson, off Buka, in the Solomon Islands, 91 dead, 0 survivors 05.37S 154.14E 01/02/1944
Ro-39 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Walker, off Wotje, New Guinea. Boat was detected by radar & attacked on the surface, she crash dived to escape, but was sunk by a single depth charge attack, 70 dead, 0 survivors 09.24N 170.32E 01/02/1944
Ro-40 Submarine Depth charged by American warships Phelps, Macdonough & Sage, NW of Kwajalein Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean. Boat was attempting to attack American convoy when she was detected by sonar, 69 dead, 0 survivors 09.50N 166.35E 16/02/1944. Boat declared lost 04/03/1944
Ro-110 Submarine Depth charged by Indian warship Jumna and Australian warships Ipswich & Launceston, in the Bay of Bengal. Boat had already attacked a British convoy when she was detected submerged. After repeated attacks a large amount of oil appeared on the surface, followed by several underwater explosions, 47 dead, 0 survivors 17.25N 83.21E 02/02/1944
Minekaze Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Pogy, 85 miles off the E coast of Taiwan, in the Philippine Sea 23.12N 121.30E 10/02/1944
Tachikaze Destroyer Escort Damaged when run aground on Kuop Atoll, in Truk Lagoon, ship remained stranded unable to be worked free 04/02/1944. Torpedoed & strafed by aircraft from American Task Force 38, at Truk Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean, during Operation Hailstone. Ship was torpedoed in the engine room & the ship sank stern first 07.04N 151.55E 17/02/1944
Katori Patrol Cruiser Sunk by gunfire from American warship Iowa, 40 miles NW of Truk, in the Pacific Ocean, during Operation Hailstone. Ship was part of a convoy leaving Truk for Yokosuka when she was attacked. Hit several times by 16" shells, she listed to port & then sank stern first after only 11 minutes 07.45N 151.20E 17/02/1944
Natsushima Minelayer Sunk by gunfire by American warships Ausburne, Dyson & Stanley off Kavieng, New Ireland 02.40S 149.40E 22/02/1944
Akagi Maru AMC Bombed by American aircraft NW of Truk 07.54N 151.25E 17/02/1944
Damaged Report
Harusame Destroyer Damaged by strafing from aircraft from American warships Task Force 38, at Truk, in the Pacific Ocean, during Operation Hailstone. Ship remained operational, 2 dead 17/02/1944
Matsukaze Destroyer Damaged by strafing & bomb near misses from aircraft from American warships Task Force 38, at Truk, in the Pacific Ocean, during Operation Hailstone 17/02/1944
Shigure Destroyer Damaged by bombs from aircraft from American Task Force 38, in the North Channel, at Truk Atoll, during Operation Hailstone. Bomb hit No. 2 turret & flooded magazine, 21 dead, 45 injured 17/02/1944
german flag Lost Report
TA 14 Destroyer Damaged by rocket firing British aircraft at Samos 01/02/1944. Bombed whilst under repair by American aircraft at Salamis 15/09/1944
U-177 Submarine Depth charged by American Liberator aircraft in the South Atlantic, 640 miles WSW of Ascension Island, 50 dead, 15 survivors captured 10.35S 23.15W 06/02/1944
U-238 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Starling, Magpie & Kite in the North Atlantic, SW of Ireland, 50 dead, 0 survivors 49.44N 16.07W 09/02/1944
U-257 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian warship Waskesiu in the North Atlantic N of the Azores, 31 dead, 19 survivors captured 47.19N 26.00W 24/02/1944
U-264 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack & forced to the surface by British warships Starling & Woodpecker in the North Atlantic, boat was scuttled & crew abandoned ship, 0 dead, 51 survivors captured 48.31N 22.05W 19/02/1944
U-274 Submarine Damaged by depth charge from British Liberator aircraft, submerged boat was attacked by depth charges & hedgehog bombs from British warships Duncan & Vedette in the North Atlantic SSW of Iceland, 48 dead, 0 survivors 57.14N 27.15W 19/02/1944
U-283 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, boat was illuminated on the surface & attacked, WSW of the Faeroe Islands, 49 dead, 0 survivors 60.45N 12.50W 11/02/1944
U-386 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Spey in the North Atlantic, NNE of the Azores, 33 dead, 16 survivors captured 48.15N 22.44W 19/02/1944
U-406 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Spey in the North Atlantic, NNE of the Azores, 12 dead, 45 survivor captured, 48.32N 23.36W 18/02/1944
U-424 Submarine Depth charges & hedgehog bombs by British warships Wild Goose & Woodpecker in the North Atlantic, SW of Ireland, 50 dead, 0 survivors 50.00N 18.14W 11/02/1944
U-545 Submarine Scuttled after being crippled by 4 depth charges from British Wellington aircraft in the North Atlantic, N of Rockall, 1 dead, 56 survived, 58.17N 13.22W 10/02/1944. During this attack U-boat shot down an attacking Canadian Wellington aircraft. Survivors picked up by U-714
U-601 Submarine Depth charged by British Catalina aircraft in the Arctic Ocean, NW of Harstad, 51 dead, 0 survivors 70.26N 12.40E 25/02/1944
U-666 Submarine Missing no explanation, in the North Atlantic, 51 dead, 0 survivors 10/02/1944
U-7 Submarine Accident during diving trails, W of Pillau, 54.52N, 19.30E, 29 dead, 0 survivors 18/02/1944
U-713 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Keppel, in the Arctic Ocean, SSE of Jan Mayen, 50 dead, 0 survivors 69.27N 04.53E 24/02/1944
U-734 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Starling & Wild Goose, in the North Atlantic, SW of Ireland. During the attack boat launched a GNAT acoustic homing torpedo against Starling. As torpedo approached stern of Starling, the captain ordered the dropping of depth charges into the path of the torpedo & detonated it, 49 dead, 0 survivors 49.43N 16.23W 09/02/1944
U-738 Submarine Collision with SS Erna, in the Baltic Sea near Gotenhafen, 22 dead, 24 survivors 14/02/1944
U-761 Submarine Damaged by retro bombs from 2 American MAD Catalina aircraft, boat was detected underwater & attacked and then depth charged to the surface by British warships Anthony & Wishart and American Ventura, crew abandoned sinking boat, in the Straits of Gibraltar, SW of Tangier, boat was attempting to pass into the Mediterranean Sea, 9 dead, 48 survivors captured 35.55N 05.45W 24/02/1944
U-762 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Woodpecker & Wild Goose, in the North Atlantic, WSW of Bantry Bay, 51 dead, 0 survivors 49.02N 16.58W 08/02/1944
U-854 Submarine Mined in the Baltic Sea, N of Swinemunde, 51 dead, 7 survivors 04/02/1944
U-91 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Affleck, Gore & Gould, in the North Atlantic N of the Azores, 36 dead, 16 survivors captured 49.45N 26.20W 25/02/1944
UIT-23 Submarine Torpedoed by British submarine Tally-Ho, in the Straits of Malacca, 26 dead, 14 survivors 04.27N 100.11E 14/02/1944
M 156 Minesweeper Sunk by rocket firing British RAF Typhoons aircraft at Abervrach, Brittany 06/02/1944
Damaged Report
U-290 Submarine Damaged in collision with German submarine U-958, during training exercise, in the Baltic Sea between Hela & Gotland, damaging conning tower 10/02/1944
Uj 201 Corvette Damaged by Allied aircraft Montfalcone 29/02/1944. 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
Hornet Fleet Carrier Newport News Shipbuilding Co, Newport, VA Aug 1943 12 x 5"; 32 x 40 mm; 46 x 20 mm; 91 aircraft 4"-2.5" 32.7 27208 2682
Irwin Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA Oct 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
John D Henley Destroyer Gulf Shipbuiding Co, Chickasaw, AL Nov 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Laffey Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Nov 1943 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Moale Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jan 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Monssen Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Oct 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
O'Brien Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Dec 1943 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Richard P Leary 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
Ross Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Sep 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Stockham Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Jun 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Cavalla Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Nov 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Piranha 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
Plaice Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Nov 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Pomfret 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
Shark Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Oct 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Ommaney 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
Petrof Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Jan 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Savo 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
Ahrens Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Alexander J Luke Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Barr Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Currier Destroyer Escort Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Dale W Peterson 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
Eugene E Elmore 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
Gandy Destroyer Escort Tampa Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Tampa, FL Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Gunason Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Hilbert 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
John J Powers 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
Lake Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Lamons Destroyer Escort Western Pipe & Steel Co, San Pedro, CA Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Lloyd Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Lyman Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Major Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Martin H Ray 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
Osmus Destroyer Escort Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Otter Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Richard S Bull Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Nov 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Rinehart Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jan 1944 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Robert I Paine Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Roche Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Jan 1944 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Roy O Hale 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
Solar 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
Thornhill 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
Tweedy 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
Varian Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Weeden Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Bisbee Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Gallup Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Hutchinson Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Muskegon 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
Pocatello 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
Barry Transport New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Oct 1920 4 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1190 139
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Apollo Light Cruiser Minelayer Hawthorn & Leslie, Hebburn-on-Tyne Apr 1943 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 156 Mines 39.75 3640 246
Vixen Destroyer John Samual White & Co, Cowes Sep 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Wakeful Destroyer Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Jun 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Stygian Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Nov 1943 1 x 3"; 7 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 14.75 842 48
Thorough Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Trenchant Submarine Chatham Royal Dockyard, Chatham Mar 1943 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Virtue Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Nov 1943 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Puncher Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Nov 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Reaper Escort Carrier Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA Nov 1943 2 x 5"; 16 x 40mm; 35 x 20 mm; 24 Aircraft   18 15390 646
Dumbarton Castle Corvette Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Ltd, Dundee Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 1 squd; 15 DC 16.5 1590 120
Leeds Castle Corvette William Pickersgill & Sons Co, Sunderland Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 1 squd; 15 DC 16.5 1590 120
Rushen Castle Corvette Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 1 squd; 15 DC 16.5 1590 120
Dovey Frigate Fleming & Ferguson Shipbuilding, Paisley Oct 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Hargood 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
Hotham 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
Lochy Frigate Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen Oct 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Perim Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Nov 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
Sarawak Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Oct 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
Seychelles Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Oct 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
Somaliland Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Nov 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
St. Helena Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Oct 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm (2 x 2); 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC   20 2238 190
Strule Frigate Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Mar 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Wye Frigate Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Aug 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Adula Merchant Carrier Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Feb 1944 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 6 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft 11.5 9249 118
Octavia Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Dec 1942 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Rifleman Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Nov 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
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Marocain Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Jan 1944 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Tunesien Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
La Decouverte Frigate Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Jun 1943 2 x 4"; Hedgehog; 150 mines 20 1460 140
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M 202 Rybnik Dombasa Submarine Sudomekh Works, Leningrad Jul 1941 1 x 45 mm; 2 x 0.3" MG; 4 x 21" TT 15.7 281 24
S 019 Submarine Krasnaya Sormovo Yard, Gorki Mar 1941 1 x 100 mm; 1 x 45 mm; 1 x 0.303" MG; 6 x 21" TT   18.85 856 45
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Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Sep 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Qu'appelle Destroyer John Brown & Co, Clydebank Oct 1934 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 20 Oerlikon; DC 40 36 1405 145
Hespeler Corvette Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith Nov 1943 1 x 4"; 1 Squid; 15 DC 16.5 1060 120
Mimico Corvette John Crown & Sons Ltd, Sunderland Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Cherbogue Frigate Canadian Yarrow Ltd, Esquimault, BC Aug 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Meon Frigate A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow Aug 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
Teme Frigate Smith's Dock Co, South Bank-on-Tees Nov 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 1460 140
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Macoma Carrier Nederland Dok & Scheepbouw Dec 1935 1 x 4"; 2 x 40mm; 6 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft 11.5 7999 118

 

Axis Commissioned

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Hayashimo Destroyer Maizuru Naval Dockyard Nov 1943 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
I-46 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 8 x 21" TT 23.5 2184 101
I-53 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT 17.7 2095 101
Ro-501 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 48
Ro-46 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Awaji Escort Hitachi Kanagawa Shipyard, Sakurajima Oct 1943 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Kasado Escort Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Dec 1943 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 870 147
CD 008 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 010 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Jan 1944 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
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T 31 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing May 1943 4 x 4.1"; 4 x 37 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   32.5 1294 206
Z 36 Destroyer Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen May 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 37 mm; 15 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 70 Mines; 4 DC 38 2603 331
TA 38 Destroyer Escort Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso Jul 1943 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT 31.5 745 150
U-322 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-485 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-681 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-774 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-805 Submarine Seebeckwerft, Wesermunde Jun 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-870 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-872 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Oct 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-926 Submarine Neptun Werft AG, Rostock Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1008 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1009 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1010 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1053 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1102 Submarine Noorseewerke, Emden Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1169 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1203 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1204 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1231 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-1273 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1301 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44

 

Neutral Commissioned

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Kalmer Destroyer Eriksberg Machanical Works Co, Gothenburg Jul 1943 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 40 mm; 3 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 2 DC throwers; 20 Mines 39 1135 140