Key WWII events - May 1944

Soviet forces recapture Sevastopol
Allied forces break out of Anzio
Polish forces capture Monte Cassino Monastery
American forces capture Admiralty Islands
British & American air forces start Interdiction raids on French transport system
Japanese convoy routes Morotai-Biak & Surabaya-Ambon abandoned

Soviet battleship Arkhangelsk. Former British battleship Royal Sovereign

Soviet battleship Arkhangelsk. Former British battleship Resolution

Axis May-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 1 0 2 9 11 Battleships 34 18 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 4 4 Fleet Carriers 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 4 4 Light Carriers 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 2 13 15 Heavy Cruisers 37 16 9 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 1 0 4 10 14 Light Cruisers 79 28 34 6 2 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 7
8 0 6 68 61 135 Destroyers 597 345 139 14 44 20 10 0 4 2 4 4 9 2 14
4 0 2 353 49 404 Submarines 500 191 110 17 156 0 0 0 2 14 1 4 4 1 29
0 0 0 0 5 5 Escort Carriers 87 44 40 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 3 19 62 84 Escorts 881 288 407 32 12 113 4 1 2 2 5 9 6 0 14
3 0 0 2 0 2 Other 33 19 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 1 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
Block Island Escort Carrier Torpedoed by German U-549, 420 miles S of Azores, in the North Atlantic. Boat had slipped though her covering screen of warships hitting carrier with 2 torpedoes, 6 dead 31.13N 23.03W 29/05/1944
Fechteler Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-967, off Alboran Island, in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Torpedo hit broke the ship in two, 29 dead, 26 injured, 186 survivors 36.07N 02.40W 05/05/1944
Damaged Report
Baatan Light Carrier Withdrawn for repair to a faulty forward deck elevator, but could not be repaired at Majuro 14/05/1944. Elevator repaired at Pearl Harbor
Thatcher Destroyer Damaged by accidental firing of her No. 3. 5" gun, damaging her 20 mm mount & causing considerable structural damage to her superstructure, whilst at sea with Task Force 58, 5 dead 26/05/1944
Endicott Destroyer Damaged in collision with freighter SS Exhibitor 24/05/1944
Laub Destroyer Damaged in collision with American warship Philadelphia, off Italian coast, during Battle of Anzio. Ship was providing fire support for beachhead when collision took place 23/05/1944
Parrott Destroyer Damaged in collision with SS John Morton, off Norfolk Naval Base. Ship was towed by tugs & beached 36.51N 76.18W 02/05/1944. Constructive total loss
Barr Destroyer Escort Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-549 420 miles S of Azores flooding No. 2 engine room, 4 dead 29/05/1944
Buckley Destroyer Escort Damaged ramming a surfaced German submarine U-66, W of the Cape Verde Island, in the North Atlantic. Boat was caught on the surface & took part in a gun battle with Buckley. Buckley rammed the boat & they became locked together. When they parted the U-boat opened a large hole in the side of Buckley. 32 German survivors were picked up by Buckley from the sinking U-boat 17.17N 32.24W 06/05/1944
Donnell Destroyer Escort Damaged by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo German submarine U-473, 280 miles SW of Cape Clear, Ireland, in the North Atlantic. Torpedo detonated depth charges blowing off both propellers & wrecking her stern, 29 dead, 25 injured 47.48N 19.55W 03/05/1944. Towed to Dunnstaffnage Bay, Scotland 12/05/1944. Constructive total loss. She was towed to Cherbourg, France to use her electric power motors to provide power to the local grid until shore installations were operational 08/1944
Menges Destroyer Escort Damaged by G7es acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-371, N of Algiers, in the Mediterranean Sea. Torpedo destroyed the stern of the ship. Disabled ship was taken in tow by British warship Aspirant, 31 dead, 25 injured 03/05/1944. Ship towed to repair by American tug Carib to New York 22/07/1944. Damaged stern section replaced by stern of American warship Holder
british flag Damaged Report
Loyal Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss from German aircraft, off Anzio during Operation Shingle. Ship had to be withdrawn for repair after suffering structural damage 09/05/1944
Elgin Minesweeper Damaged by acoustic mine 9 miles E of Portland Bill, in the English Channel 50.28N 02.11W 04/05/1944. Towed to Portsmouth but declared constructive total loss 20/03/1945
Reparations Report
Royal Sovereign Battleship Handed over to the Soviet Union in place of an Italian battleship as war reparation. Ship to be renamed Archangelsk 30/05/1944
free France flag Damaged Report
Senegalais Destroyer Escort Damaged by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-371, NNE of Bougie, in the Mediterranean Sea 37.49N 05.39E 04/05/1944
canada flag Lost Report
Valleyfield Frigate Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-548, SE of Cape Race, in the North Atlantic. 125 dead, 38 survivors rescued by Canadian warship Giffard, 46.03N 52.24W 07/05/1944

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Inazuma Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Bonefish, off Tawi Tawi, E Borneo, in the Celebes Sea. Ship was escorting tanker when she was torpedoed, blew up & sank, 161 dead, 125 survivors 05.08N 119.38E 14/05/1944
Asanagi Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Polluck, 200 miles WNW of Chichijima, Bonin Island, in the Philippines Sea. Ship sank in 40 minutes 28.20N 138.57E 22/05/1944
Karukaya Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine Cod, 35 miles WNW of Iba, Luzon. Torpedo hit ship amidships, her back was broken & she began to sag in the middle. Second torpedo hit her stern destroying it. She then sank, 13 dead, 60 missing 15.38N 119.25E 10/05/1944
I-16 Submarine Depth charged & hedgehog attack by American warship England, 140 miles NE of Cape Alexander, Solomon Islands. Underwater explosion heard & debris of cork, deck planking, parts of cabinets come to the surface. Later rubber bags full of rice would come to the surface, along with a small slick of oil, 107 dead, 0 survivors 05.10S 158.10E 19/05/1944
I-176 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warship Haggard, Franks & Johnston, NW of Buka Island, E of New Ireland. During a series of depth charge attacks a underwater explosion was heard 16/05/1944. Depth charges was dropped 2 hours later by American warship Franks. Wood splinters, cork & other debris along with oil came to the surface after this attack, 103 dead, 0 survivors 04.01S 156.27E 17/05/1944
Ro-501 Submarine Depth charged & hedgehog attack by American warship Francis M. Robinson, 500 miles W of Cape Verde Islands, in the North Atlantic. German built boat was carrying a cargo of mercury, lead, steel, uncut optical glass & aluminium to be taken back to Japan, along with the blue prints for a German Mk IX submarine & Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet rocket interceptor. Boat sank in 2,000 feet of water 18.08N 33.13W 13/05/1944
Ro-106 Submarine Depth charged & hedgehog attacks by American warship England, N of the Admiralty Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. Boat was detected by radar on the surface at night, England then opens fire on boat that crash dives. Underwater explosion is heard confirming sinking of boat in 2,700 fathoms of water, 49 dead, 0 survivors 01.40N, 150.31E 22/05/1944
Ro-104 Submarine Depth charged & hedgehog bombs from American warship Raby, George & England, N of the Admiralty Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. Boat was found by American aircraft that guided hunter-killer group to her location. As American warships approached boat crash dived. After repeated attacks an underwater explosion followed by oil & debris confirmed her sinking, 58 dead, 0 survivors 01.20N 149.20E 23/05/1944
Ro-105 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warships Hazelwood & Raby, N of the Admiralty Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. Boat crash dived & was repeatedly attacked. American warships Spangler & England then join the attack. Hedgehog bomb attacks are followed by an huge underwater explosion, confirming her sinking, 55 dead, 0 survivors 00.47N 149.56E 31/05/1944
Ro-108 Submarine Depth charged & hedgehog attack by American warships Raby & England, N of the Admiralty Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. Boat detected on surface & forced under. After repeated attacks, debris & large oil slick confirmed her sinking, 53 dead, 0 survivors 00.32S 149.56E 26/05/1944
Ro-116 Submarine Depth charged & hedgehog attack by American warships George & England, N of the Admiralty Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. Boat forced under on approach of warships. Hedgehog attack is credited with her sinking, 56 dead, 0 survivors 00.53N 149.14E 24/05/1944
Iki Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Raton, 240 miles E of Singapore, in the South China Sea 01.17N 107.53E 24/05/1944
Ishigaki Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by American submarine American warship Herring, W of Matsuwa Island, Kuriles. Her bow was blown off, but she still managed to drop several depth-charges before sinking, 167 dead 48.30N 151.30E 31/05/1944
Hashidate Gunboat Torpedoed by American submarine Picuda, off Pratas Reef, in the South China Sea 21.08N 117.20E 22/05/1944
No 36 Patrol Boat Damaged by aircraft from British warship Illustrious & American warship Saratoga at Soerabaja 17/05/1944
german flag Lost Report
Greif Destroyer Damaged by bombs from British RAF Wellington aircraft NW of Ouistreham in Seine Bight abandoned & scuttled by crew 49.21N 00.19W 24/05/1944
U-1015 Submarine Collision with German submarine U-1014, in the Baltic Sea, W of Pillau, 36 dead, 14 survivors 19/05/1944
U-240 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from Norwegian Sunderland aircraft W of Kristiansund, Norway 16/05/1944. Boat went missing in the North Sea W of Norway 50 dead, 0 survivors probably as a result of earlier attack 17/05/1944
U-241 Submarine Depth charged & strafed by British Catalina aircraft W of Standlandet, Norway, 51 dead, 0 survivors 63.36N 01.42E 18/05/1944
U-277 Submarine Depth charged by British Swordfish aircraft from British warship Fencer, in the Arctic Ocean SW of Bear Island, 50 dead, 0 survivors 73.24N 15.32E 01/05/1944
U-289 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Milne, in the Barents Sea, SW of Bear Island, 51 dead, 0 survivors 73.32N 00.28E 31/05/1944
U-292 Submarine Depth charged & strafed by British Liberator aircraft W of Trondheim, 51 dead, 0 survivors 62.37N 00.57E 27/05/1944
U-371 Submarine Depth charged & forced to dive by American warships Pride, Joseph E. Campbell, Free French warship Senegalais & British warship Blankney in the Mediterranean Sea, NNE of Bougie, boat surfaced & was sunk by gunfire from Senegalais, 3 dead, 49 survivors captured 37.49N 05.39E 04/05/1944
U-453 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British warships Termagant, Tenacious & Liddlesdale, in the Ionian Sea, NE of Cape Spartivento, boat was forced to the surface & sunk by gunfire, 1 dead, 51 survivors captured 38.13N 16.30E 21/05/1944
U-473 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Starling, Wren & Wild Goose, SW of Ireland, boat was forced to the surface & tried to ram Starling, boat sank before British boarding party could get on board, 23 dead, 30 survivors captured 49.29N 21.22W 06/05/1944
U-476 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Catalina aircraft 150 miles from Norwegian coast, boat was leaking badly & was slowly sinking & had to radio for help, 34 dead, 21 survivors 24/05/1944. Scuttled by torpedoes from German submarine U-990, after rescuing crew, NW of Trondheim 65.08N 04.53E 25/05/1944
U-549 Submarine Depth charged by American warships Eugene E. Elmore & Ahrens, in the North Atlantic, SW of Madeira, Portugal, 57 dead, 0 survivors 31.13N 23.03W 29/05/1944
U-616 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from American warship Hilary P Jones, later depth charged again by British Wellington aircraft 14/05/1944. Damaged by depth charges from American warships Nields, Gleaves, Ellyson, Macomb, Hambleton & Hilary P Jones, in the Mediterranean Sea, SE of Cartagena, boat was forced to the surface & attacked by gunfire, crew scuttled boat, 0 dead, 53 survivors captured 36.52N 00.11E 17/05/1944
U-66 Submarine Ramming & gunfire from American warship Buckley W of the Cape Verde Islands, in the North Atlantic. Boat was caught on the surface & took part in a gun battle with Buckley. Buckley rammed boat & became locked together, then the boat broke away & sank, 24 dead, 36 survivors 17.17N, 32.29E 06/05/1944
U-674 Submarine Sunk by rocket firing British Swordfish aircraft from British warship Fencer in the Arctic Ocean, WNW of Lofoten Island, 49 dead, 0 survivors 70.32N 04.37E 02/05/1944
U-675 Submarine Depth charged by British Sunderland aircraft in the Norwegian Sea, W of Alesund, 51 dead, 0 survivors 62.27N 03.04E 24/05/1944
U-731 Submarine Damaged by retro bombs from 2 American MAD Catalina aircraft, boat was detected underwater & attacked, boat was later attacked & sunk by hedgehog bombs from British warship Kilmarnock & depth charges from British warship Blackfly, in the Straits of Gibraltar, SW of Tangier, boat was attempting to pass into the Mediterranean Sea, 54 dead, 0 survivors 35.54N 05.45W 15/05/1944
U-765 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & Hedgehog bombs from British warships Bickerton, Bligh & Aylmer, boat was forced to the surface & was attacked by gunfire from warships & depth charged by Swordfish aircraft from British warship Vindex, in the North Atlantic, W of Ireland, 37 dead, 11 survivors captured 52.30N 28.28W 06/05/1944
U-846 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian Wellington aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, NNW of Cape Ortegal, boat caught on surface in bright moonlight & attacked, 57 dead, 0 survivors 46.04N 09.20W 04/05/1944
U-852 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Wellington aircraft, in the Arabian Sea, SE of Cape Guardafui, Somalia, boat was unable to dive 02/05/1944. Damaged by depth charges from British Wellington aircraft, captain decided to scuttle boat off Ras Mabber, Somalia 7 dead, 59 survivors captured on shore by British Somaliland Camel Corp 09.32N 50.59E 03/05/1944. British forces later managed to recover a Bachstelze, a gyrocopter, fitted to the boats conning tower to extend her visual range from 5 miles to 25 miles at sea. In November 1946 the U-boat's Captain & 2 senior officers were executed for war crimes by British Military Court Marshal. U-852 had machine gunned survivors of Greek steamer Peleus in the water 13/03/1944
U-959 Submarine Depth charged by Swordfish from British warship Fencer in the Norwegian Sea, ESE of Jan Mayen, 53 dead, 0 survivors 69.20N 00.20W 02/05/1944
U-960 Submarine Depth charged by American warships Niblack, Ludlow & British Wellington aircraft & British Venturas in the Mediterranean Sea, NW of Algiers, boat had been hunted for 40 hours before she surfaced & sank the final time, 31 dead, 20 survivors 37.20N 01.35E 19/05/1944
U-990 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft in the Norwegian Sea, W of Bodo, 20 dead, 33 survivors & 19 survivors from the sunken U-476, 65.05N 07.28W 25/05/1944
U-1102 Submarine Damaged by bombs from American aircraft at Koningsberg 12/05/1944. Not repaired
M 13 Minesweeper Mined in Gironde estuary 31/05/1944
M 39 Minesweeper Torpedoed by British MTB 354 & 361 off Dunkirk 24/05/1944
M 372 Minesweeper Bombed by Soviet aircraft off Swinemunde 54.41N 12.31E 12/05/1944
M 515 Minesweeper Mined laid by British RAF aircraft W of Fehmarn, Baltic Sea 54.34N 10.45E 22/05/1944
Damaged Report
Kondor Destroyer Damaged by British mine near Le Havre 24/05/1944. Not repaired
U-736 Submarine Damaged by British Liberator aircraft in the Bay of Biscay, German minesweepers escorted boat into port 24/05/1944
U-852 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from British Wellington aircraft in the Arabian Sea, SE of Cape Guardafui, Somalia, boat was unable to dive 02/05/1944. Boat was attacked & scuttled the next day
U-853 Submarine Damaged by 3 rocket firing Swordfish aircraft from British warship Ancylus and from MAC ship Empire MacKendrick, 1 of which was total loss during the return 25/05/1944
U-921 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Canadian Sunderland aircraft in the Norwegian Sea, 1 dead, 3 injured, 24/05/1944
U-1234 Submarine Collision with steam tug Anton at Gotenhafen 14/05/1944

 

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
San Jacinto Light Carrier New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Sep 1943 24 x 40 mm; 30 aircraft 5"-2" 31.6 10662 1569
Astoria Light Cruiser William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Mar 1943 12 x 6"; 12 x 5"; 28 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 4 aircraft 5"-3.5" 32.5 11931 1285
Ault Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Charles S Sperry Destroyer Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Mar 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Collett Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Mar 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
English 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
Killen Destroyer Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA Jan 1943 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Lyman K. Swenson Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Feb 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Taussig Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Jan 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Wren Destroyer Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Jan 1944 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Baya Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jan 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Becuna Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jan 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Hawkbill Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI Jan 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Sea Cat Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Nov 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Sea Devil Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Feb 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Segundo Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Feb 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Trepang 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
Bismarck Sea Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Apr 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Lunga Point Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Apr 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Makin Island Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Apr 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Salamaua Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Apr 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Windham Bay Escort Carrier Henry J. Kaiser Co, Inc, Vancouver, WA Mar 1944 1 x 5"; 8 x 40 mm; 12 x 20 mm AA; 27 aircraft   19 8188 860
Abercrombie Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Carter Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Feb 1944 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Chaffee Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Nov 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Cronin Destroyer Escort Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI Jan 1944 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Edwin A Howard Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Frybarger Destroyer Escort Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI Jan 1944 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Gilligan 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
Halloran Destroyer Escort Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Jan 1944 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Hemminger Destroyer Escort Western Pipe & Steel Co, San Pedro, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Hodges Destroyer Escort Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Dec 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Holton Destroyer Escort Defoe Shipbuilding, Bay City, MI Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Howard F Clark Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Nov 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Jesse Rutherford Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Lawrence C Taylor Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Le Ray Wilson Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Lough 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
McCoy Reynolds 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
Melvin R Nawman Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Feb 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Oberrender Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Paul G Barker Destroyer Escort Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Mar 1944 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 8 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 2 x 21" TT   23 1432 186
Robert Brazier Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Rudderow Destroyer Escort Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Oct 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Slater Destroyer Escort Tampa Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Tampa, FL Feb 1944 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Snyder 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
Tabberer Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Feb 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Walter C Wann Destroyer Escort Brown Engineering & Shipbuilding, Houston, TX Jan 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
William C Cole 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
Brownsville 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 Island Frigate Kaiser Cargo, Inc, Richmond, CA Feb 1944 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Hoquiam 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
Pueblo 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
Sheboygan Frigate Globe Shipbuilding Co, Superior, WI Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Rathburne Transport William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Dec 1917 4 x 4"; 2 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1090 139
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Indefatigable Fleet Carrier John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Dec 1942 16 x 4.5"; 44 x 1.6"; 72 Aircraft 4.5"-2" 32 29730 2300
Volage Destroyer John Samual White & Co, Cowes Dec 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Wessex Destroyer Fairfield Shipbuilding Co, Govan Sep 1943 4 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm Bofors; 8 x 21" TT   36.75 2545 225
Supreme Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Feb 1944 1 x 4"; 6 x 21" TT 14.75 814 48
Thule Submarine Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth Oct 1942 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Upshot Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Feb 1944 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Bamborough Castle Corvette John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen Jan 1944 1 x 4"; 1 squd; 15 DC 16.5 1590 120
Halladale Frigate A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow Jan 1944 2 x 4"; 1 x Hedgehog; 150 Mines   20 2180 140
Labuan Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Sep 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm; 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC 20 2238 190
Tortola Frigate Walsch-Kaiser, Providence, RI Nov 1943 3 x 3" 50 calibre; 4 x 40 mm; 9 x 20 mm; 1 x Hedgehog; DC 20 2238 190
Mermaid Sloop William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Nov 1943 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Peacock Sloop John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Dec 1943 6 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 110 Mines 20 1880 192
Providence Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Regulus Minesweeper Toronto Shipbuilding, Toronto, ON Sep 1943 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Sylvia Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Feb 1944 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm Bofors; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Archangelsk Battleship Portsmouth Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth Apr 1915 8 x 15"; 14 x 6"; 2 x 3"; 4 x 1.6"; 4 x 21" TT 13"-5" 22 29150 1009
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Cobourg Corvette Midland Shipbuilding Co, Midland, ON Jul 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40 mm pp; 4 x 20 mm; 40 DC; 2 Hedgehogs   16.5 1015 109
Guelph Corvette Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, ON Dec 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40 mm pp; 4 x 20 mm; 40 DC; 2 Hedgehogs   16.5 1015 109
St Lambert Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Nov 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40 mm pp; 4 x 20 mm; 40 DC; 2 Hedgehogs   16.5 1015 109
St Thomas Corvette Smith's Dock Co, South Bank-on-Tees Dec 1943 1 x 4"; 1 Squid; 15 DC 16.5 1060 120
Beacon Hill Frigate Canadian Yarrow Ltd, Esquimault, BC Nov 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Jonquiere Frigate GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Oct 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
La Hulloise Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Oct 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Longueuil Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Oct 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Magog Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Sep 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Ste. Therese Frigate GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Oct 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Stettler Frigate Canadian Vickers Co, Montreal, QC Sep 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Thetford Mines Frigate Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Oct 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Toronto Frigate GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Sep 1943 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Border Cities Minesweeper Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur, ON May 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm; 40 DC 16.5 980 138
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Parkes Minesweeper Evans, Deakin & Co, Brisbane, QD Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90

 

Axis Commissioned

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Fuyuzuki Destroyer Maizuru Naval Dockyard Jan 1944 8 x 3.9"; 4 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 72 DC   33 2701 300
Kiyoshimo Destroyer Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Feb 1944 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC   35 2077 228
I-12 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Apr 1943 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   17.7 2390 114
Ro-49 Submarine Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano 1 x 3.1"; 2 x 25 mm; 4 x 21" TT 19.7 960 54
Chiburi Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama Nov 1943 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
CD 015 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 017 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 019 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 014 Escort Yokosuka Naval Dockyard 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 026 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Apr 1944 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 028 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Apr 1944 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
I-362 Submarine Transport Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 1 x Landing Craft; 82 tons cargo 13 1440 60
I-361 Submarine Transport Kure Naval Dockyard 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 1 x Landing Craft; 82 tons cargo 13 1440 60
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T 32 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Jul 1943 4 x 4.1"; 4 x 37 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   32.5 1294 206
TA 42 Destroyer Escort Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso May 1944 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT 31.5 745 150
U-325 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-683 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-777 Submarine Kriegemarine Werft, Wilhelmshaven Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-825 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Feb 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-826 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-827 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-876 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1944 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   19.2 1590 57
U-880 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1944 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-881 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Mar 1944 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-907 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg Jun 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1019 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1020 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1021 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Apr 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1057 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Apr 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1131 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Kiel Apr 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-1235 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Jan 1944 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1126 49
U-1277 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Mar 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1278 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Apr 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44
U-1302 Submarine Flensburger Schiffsbau, Flensburg Apr 1944 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.6 747 44

 

Neutral Commissioned

No neutral ships commissioned this month