Key WWII events - March 1944

German forces occupy Hungary
Japanese forces besiege Imphal
American forces land on Admiralty Islands

Greek destroyer Kanaris

Greek destroyer Kanaris

Axis Mar-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 33 17 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 3 3 Fleet Carriers 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 4 4 Light Carriers 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 12 13 Heavy Cruisers 34 15 7 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 1 0 3 7 10 Light Cruisers 68 24 28 6 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 7
8 0 7 68 60 135 Destroyers 568 328 133 9 44 21 10 0 4 2 3 3 9 2 14
4 0 2 356 59 417 Submarines 482 177 105 17 157 0 0 0 2 14 1 4 4 1 29
0 0 0 0 4 4 Escort Carriers 76 35 39 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 19 45 67 Escorts 828 252 400 28 12 109 4 0 2 2 5 9 5 0 14
3 0 0 2 2 4 Other 32 18 8 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 24 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
Scorpion Submarine Lost possibly by a Japanese mine in the East China Sea 06/03/1944
Tullibee Submarine Torpedoed by own faulty torpedo N of Palau Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Boat was attempting to attack a convoy during a rain squall. She fired 2 torpedoes one of which malfunctioned run a circular course & sunk her 59 dead, 1 survivor captured 09.30N 134.45E 26/03/1944
Leopold Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-255, 360 miles SSW of Iceland, in the North Atlantic. Ship was badly damaged & had to be abandoned, 171 dead 09/03/1944. The ship remained afloat until the following morning. 28 survivors picked up by American warship Joyce 58.44N 22.50W 10/03/1944
Damaged Report
Uhlmann Destroyer Damaged in collision with American warship Benham, off Hawaii. During a training exercise she was struck amidships by Benham, causing a 8' x 10' hole below the waterline. Her firerooms & forward engine room was flooded 24/03/1944. Towed by American Navy tug Tekesta returning to Pearl Harbor 26/03/1944
british flag Lost Report
Laforey Destroyer Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-223, 60 miles NE of Palermo, in the Mediterranean Sea. Despite being under attack herself by several British warships, U-233 managed to fire 3 torpedoes that hit Laforey. Ship sank quickly, 182 dead, 65 survivors 38.45N 14.18E 30/03/1944
Stonehenge Submarine Lost possibly mined in the Straits of Malacca 20/03/1944
Gould Frigate Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-358, 480 miles NNE of the Azores, in the North Atlantic, 123 dead 45.46N 23.10W 01/03/1944
Asphodel Corvette Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-575, 390 miles WNW of Cape Finisterre, in the North Atlantic, 92 dead, 5 survivors picked up by British warship Clover 45.24N 18.09W 09/03/1944
Damaged Report
Hawkins Cruiser Damaged in collision with Greek warship Kanaris in the Red Sea 19/03/1944. Arrived for repair River Clyde 29/03/1944
Kite Sloop Damaged in collision with freighter Annagmore, whilst on convoy duty in the North Atlantic 30/03/1944
greece flag Damaged Report
Kanaris Destroyer Damaged in collision with British warship Hawkins in the Red Sea 19/03/1944. Arrived for repair Massawa 25/03/1944

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Tatsuta Cruiser Torpedoed by American submarine Sand Lance, 40 miles SW of Hatijo Island, Japan. Torpedo hit her on the starboard side, flooding her engine rooms & cracking her hull plates in several places. Ship soon lost power & began to settle by the stern. Despite the crew's efforts she sank stern first, 26 dead 32.52N 139.12E 13/03/1944
Shirakumo Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Tautog, 170 miles E of Muroran, Hokkaido. Ship sank quickly, 200 dead, 0 survivors 42.25N 144.55E 16/03/1944
Wakatake Destroyer Torpedoed by aircraft from American warships of Task Force 58, during Operation Desecrate One, 20 miles W of Palau 07.50N 134.20E 30/03/1944
I-11 Submarine Lost possibly mined S of Funafuti Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean 20/03/1944
I-42 Submarine Torpedoed by American submarine Tunny, 6 miles SW of Angaur, Palau. 2 torpedo hits are heard as the Tunney crash dives after attack. Sound of boat breaking up & sinking is then heard, 102 dead, 0 survivors 06.40N 134.03E 23/03/1944
I-32 Submarine Depth charged & hedgehog attack by American warship Manlove, Halsey Powell & PC-1135, 50 miles S of Wotje, in the Marshal Islands. Boat was detected on the surface & crashed dived to escape. Boat never resurfaced after attacks, 106 dead, 0 survivors 08.30N 170.10E 24/03/1944
Shirakami Minelayer Collision with Japanese Army transport ship Nichiran Maru S of Urup Island, Kuriles 43.30N 150.00E 03/03/1944
PB 31 Patrol Boat Torpedoed by aircraft from American warships of Task Force 58, during Operation Desecrate One, off Palau 07.30N 134.30E 30/03/1944
Damaged Report
Musashi Battleship Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Tunney, off Western Channel, Palau. Torpedo hit her on the port bow 20' below the waterline, damaged bow was stored up before ship departed for repair in Japan, 9 dead, 9 injured 29/03/1944
I-10 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warships, E of Midi Atoll, in the Marshall Islands 04/03/1944. Arrived repairs at Yokosuka 20/03/1944
I-185 Submarine Damaged by a fire in her battery compartment, en route between Rabaul & Truk, in the Pacific Ocean 10/03/1944
Ro-43 Submarine Damaged when a faulty valve caused a compressed air blow-out, wrecking her diving tanks, off Truk, in the Pacific Ocean 19/03/1944. Arrived at Maizuru for repair 09/04/1944
german flag Lost Report
TA 15 Destroyer Sunk by British rocket firing aircraft off Herakilion, Crete 08/03/1944
TA 36 Destroyer Escort Mined hitting own mine 15 miles SSW of Fiume 45.07N 14.21E 18/03/1944
U-1013 Submarine Collision with German submarine U-286, in the Baltic Sea, E of Rugen, 25 dead, 26 survivors 54.21N 13.58E 17/03/1944
U-1059 Submarine Depth charged by Avenger aircraft from American warship Block Island, in the Atlantic, SW of Cape Verde Islands, 47 dead, 8 survivors captured 13.10N 33.44W 19/03/1944
U-223 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from British warships Laforey, Tumult, Hambledon & Blencathra, in the Mediterranean Sea NE of Palermo, boat forced to the surface & was sunk by gunfire, 23 dead, 27 survivors captured 38.48N 14.10E 30/03/1944
U-343 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Mull in the Mediterranean Sea, S of Sardinia, 51 dead, 0 survivors 38.07N 09.41E 10/03/1944
U-358 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warships Gould, Affleck, Gore & Garliese, North Atlantic, NNE of the Azores, boat stayed submerged for 36 hours before she had to surface, Affleck then sank her with gunfire & depth charges, 50 dead, 0 survivors 45.46N 23.16W 01/03/1944
U-366 Submarine Sunk by 2 rocket firing British Swordfish aircraft from British warship Chaser, in the Arctic Ocean NW of North Cape, boat was caught on the surface, 50 dead, 0 survivors 72.10N 14.44E 05/03/1944
U-380 Submarine Bombed by American aircraft at Toulon, 2 dead, 11/03/1944
U-392 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Affleck & Vanoc & 3 American Catalina aircraft, in the Straits of Gibraltar, 52 dead, 0 survivors 16/03/1944
U-450 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Blencathra, Blankney, Brecon & Exmoor, American warship Madison, in the Mediterranean, S of Ostia, 0 dead, 42 survivors captured 41.11N 12.27E 10/03/1944
U-472 Submarine Damaged by rocket firing Swordfish aircraft from British warship Chaser, boat was then attacked by gunfire from British warship Onslaught, in the Barents Sea, SE of Bear Island, boats commander claims to have decided to scuttle boat before she was sunk, 23 dead, 30 survivors captured 73.05N 26.40E 04/03/1944
U-575 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Wellington aircraft & British Fortress aircraft then depth charged by Canadian warship Prince Rupert & American warships Hobson & Haversfield, finally being sunk by depth charges from Avenger aircraft from American warship Bogue, in the North Atlantic, N of the Azores, 18 dead, 37 survivors captured 46.18N 27.34W 13/03/1944
U-603 Submarine Depth charged by American warship Bronstein, in the North Atlantic, 51 dead, 0 survivors 48.55N 26.10W 01/03/1944
U-625 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian Sunderland aircraft in the North Atlantic, W of Ireland, 53 dead, 0 survivors 52.35N 20.19W 10/03/1944
U-653 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Starling & Wild Goose in the North Atlantic, W of Ireland, 51 dead, 0 survivors 53.46N 24.35W 15/03/1944
U-709 Submarine Depth charged by American warships Thomas, Bostwick & Bronstein in the North Atlantic, 600 miles N of the Azores, 52 dead, 0 survivors 49.10N 26.00W 01/03/1944
U-744 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warship Icarus & Kenilworth and Canadian warships Fennel, Chilliwack, Chaudiere & Gatineau, W of Dingle Bay, Ireland, in the North Atlantic. Boat surfaced after 30 hours of attacks & surrendered. Canadian boarding party recovered books & documents relating to the Enigma encryption machine, though these were lost when boarding parties boat sank in rough sea, 12 dead, 40 survivors captured 52.01N 22.37W. After unsuccessful attempts at towing captured boat she was torpedoed by British warship Icarus 06/03/1944
U-801 Submarine Damaged by strafing from Avenger aircraft from American warship Block Island in the North Atlantic, W of the Cape Verde Islands, boat's oil tanks were damaged & was leaving a trail of oil & damage to the engine room, depth charges from American warships Corry & Bronstein forced boat to the surface where she was scuttled by her crew, 10 dead, 47 survivors captured 16.42N 30.28E 17/03/1944
U-845 Submarine Depth charges & Hedgehog bomb attack from British warship Forester & Canadian warships St. Laurent, Owen Sound & Swansea, in the North Atlantic, NW of Cape Finisterre, boat was had been caught on the surface recharging batteries & dived to escape, batteries failed & boat surfaced & made a run for it, boat was attacked by gunfire & depth charges before it sank, 10 dead 45 survivors captured 48.20N 20.33W 10/03/1944
U-851 Submarine Missing in the North Atlantic 70 dead, 0 survivors 27/03/1944
U-961 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Starling, in the North Atlantic, NNE of the Faroes, 49 dead, 0 survivors 64.31N 03.19W 29/03/1944
U-973 Submarine Sunk by rocket firing British Swordfish aircraft from British warship Chaser in the Norwegian Sea, NW of Bodo, 51 dead, 2 survivors 70.40N 05.48E 06/03/1944
U-976 Submarine Damaged by strafing from 2 British Mosquito aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, SW of the Ile d'Yeu, leaking chlorine gas from damaged batteries forced the crew to abandoned the boat, 4 dead, 49 survivors 46.48N 02.43W 25/03/1944
UIT-22 Submarine Depth charged, bombed & strafed by South African Catalina aircraft, S of the Cape of Good Hope, 43 dead 0 survivors 41.28S 17.40E 11/03/1944
Uj 205 Corvette Bombed by American aircraft at Venice 27/03/1944
M 10 Minesweeper Torpedoed by British MTB 353 3 miles off Dunkirk 14/03/1944
Damaged Report
U-28 Submarine Accident sunk boat at Neustadt U-boat pier, 54.07N, 10.50E, 17/03/1944. Raised but not repaired 03/1944
U-154 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American sub-chaser PC 469, whilst submarine was passing though Windward Passage, Caribbean Sea 15/03/1944
U-410 Submarine Damaged by American aircraft at Toulon 11/03/1944. Boat not repaired
U-629 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & strafed from British Wellington aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, NNW of Cape Ortegal 12/03/1944
U-737 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Liberator aircraft in the Norwegian Sea 06/03/1944
U-960 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from 2 British Mosquito aircraft in the Bay of Biscay 27/03/1944

 

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
Wasp Fleet Carrier Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Aug 1943 12 x 5"; 32 x 40 mm; 46 x 20 mm; 91 aircraft 4"-2.5" 32.7 27208 2682
Bataan Light Carrier New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Aug 1943 24 x 40 mm; 30 aircraft 5"-2" 31.6 10662 1569
Blue Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Nov 1943 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Cooper Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Feb 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
De Haven Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jan 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Ingraham 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
Leutze Destroyer Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA Oct 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Meredith 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
Preston Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA Dec 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Rowe 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
Smalley Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Oct 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Wedderburn Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Aug 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Cobia 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
Dragonet Submarine William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Apr 1943 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 2 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Hammerhead Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI Oct 1943 1 x 3"; 2 x 0.5"; 2 x 0.3"; 10 x 21" TT 20.25 1825 80
Queenfish 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
Sealion 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
Spadefish Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Jan 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Sterlet 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
Saginaw 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
Sargent 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
Shamrock Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Feb 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Shipley Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Feb 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Sitkoh Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Feb 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Corbesier Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Feb 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Crowley Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Dennis Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Dec 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Durik Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Earl V Johnson 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
Eversole Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Dec 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Fowler Destroyer Escort Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Gendreau Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Hayter Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Jack W Wilke Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
John C Butler Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Dec 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Joseph C Hubbard Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Leslie L B Knox Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Mason 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
McNulty Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Richard M Roswell 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
Riley Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Dec 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Scroggins 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
Spangenberg Destroyer Escort Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
William T Powell Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Willmarth Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Allentown 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
Carson City Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Casper 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
Grand Forks 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
Machins Frigate Froemming Brothers Inc, Milwaukee, WI Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Rockford Frigate Consolidated Steel, Wilmington, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Sausalito 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
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Undaunted Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Jul 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Ursa Destroyer John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Jul 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Wizard Destroyer Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Sep 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Visigoth Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Nov 1943 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Campania Escort Carrier Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Jun 1943 2 x 4"; 16 x 1.6"; 16 x 20 mm; 18 Aircraft   17 15970 700
Oxford Castle Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Dec 1943 1 x 4"; 1 squd; 15 DC 16.5 1590 120
Potentilla Corvette William Simons & Co, Renfrew Dec 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Lapwing Sloop Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Jul 1943 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Warspite Battleship Monitor Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth Nov 1913 6 x 15" 13"-6" 15.5 36450 1124
Empire MacDermott Merchant Carrier William Denny & Bros., Ltd., Dumbarton Jan 1944 1 x 4"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 4 x 20 mm; 4 Aircraft   12.5 8250 107
Stormcloud Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Dec 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
Tigre Destroyer Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes Aug 1924 5 x 5.1"; 2 x 75 mm; 6 x 21.7" TT; 4 x DC 31 2126 195
Hova 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
L' Escarmouche Frigate Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth Jun 1943 2 x 4"; Hedgehog; 150 mines 20 1460 140
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Springhill Frigate Canadian Yarrow Ltd, Esquimault, BC Sep 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Strahan Minesweeper NSW State Dockyard, Newcastle, NSW Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
new zealand flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Arabis Corvette George Brown & Co, Ltd, Greenock Nov 1943 1 x 4"; 40 DC 900 16.5 900 109
norway flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Svenner Destroyer Scotts' Shipbuilding Co, Greenock Jun 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm; 8 x 21" TT 36.8 1810 225
brazil flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Bocaina Destroyer Escort Federal Shipbuilding, Port Newark, NJ Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 21 1253 186

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Taiho Fleet Carrier Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Apr 1943 12 x 3.9"; 51 x 25 mm; 53 Aircraft 5.9"-2.2" 33.3 29300 1751
Kinu Light Cruiser Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe May 1922 5 x 5.5"; 2 x 5.5"; 10 x 25 mm; 4 x 13.2 mm; 16 x 24" TT; 1 Aircraft 2.5"-1.25" 34.5 5570 450
Tatsuta Light Cruiser Sasebo Naval Dockyard May 1918 4 x 5.5"; 3 x 3.1"; 4 x 25mm; 6 x 21" TT 2"-1" 33 3948 327
Shimotsuki Destroyer Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Apr 1943 8 x 3.9"; 4 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 72 DC   33 2701 300
Akishimo Destroyer Fujinagata Shipyard, Osaka Dec 1943 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
I-54 Submarine Yokosuka Naval Dockyard 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   17.7 2140 101
Ro-48 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Mogami Escort Carrier Kure Naval Dockyard Mar 1934 6 x 8"; 8 x 5"; 30 x 25 mm; 4 x 13.2 mm; 12 x 24" TT; 11 seaplanes 4.9"-3.9" 35 12206 850
Kurahashi Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama Oct 1943 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Nomi Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama Dec 1943 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
CD 003 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 009 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 002 Escort Yokosuka Naval Dockyard 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 018 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Jan 1944 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 024 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Jan 1944 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
german flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Z 43 Destroyer Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Sep 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 37 mm; 15 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 70 Mines; 4 DC 38 2603 331
TA 29 Destroyer Escort Gio. Ansaldo & C, Sestri Ponente, Genoa. Jun 1943 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT 31.5 745 150
TA 39 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-234 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Dec 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 4 x 20 mm; 2 x 21" TT; 66 Mines 16.4 1735 52
U-323 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-400 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-486 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-775 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-873 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Nov 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-877 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Dec 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-905 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1013 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1014 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1015 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1051 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1054 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1104 Submarine Nordseewerke, Emden Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1170 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Oct 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1171 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Nov 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1205 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1206 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Dec 1943 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1207 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1232 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Dec 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-1233 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Dec 1943 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-1274 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Jan 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1275 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44

 

Neutral Commissioned

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