Key WWII events - October 1944

Battle of Leyte Gulf
Soviet forces reach East Prussia, Germany
Polish Home Army uprising in Warsaw viciously crushed
American forces capture Aachen
British forces invade Greece & capture Athens
Soviet & Yugoslav forces recapture Belgrade
Japanese convoy routes Singapore-Medan abandoned

American carrier Princeton after being bombed by Japanese aircraft

American carrier Princeton after being bombed by Japanese aircraft

Axis Oct-44 Allied
thailand flag France flag german flag japan flag Total Class Total USA flag british flag 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 2 9 11 Battleships 33 18 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 4 4 Fleet Carriers 18 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 4 4 Light Carriers 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 2 13 15 Heavy Cruisers 33 15 6 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 1 4 9 13 Light Cruisers 76 32 28 6 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 7
8 0 50 47 97 Destroyers 630 373 144 13 52 18 10 0 4 2 2 5 5 2 14
4 0 310 33 343 Submarines 531 218 115 17 155 0 0 0 2 13 2 4 4 1 29
0 0 0 4 4 Escort Carriers 105 63 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
0 2 14 82 96 Escorts 1060 399 410 33 14 167 6 2 2 2 5 10 10 0 14
3 0 2 8 10 Other 40 26 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 27 4 5 9
Escort Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorts 1 2 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

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Princeton Carrier Damaged by bomb from Japanese Army Yokosuka D4Y 'Judy' aircraft, E of Polillo Islands, Philippines, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Bomb hit ship between deck elevators, penetrated flight deck & hangar before exploding. Fires spread rapidly & ship was abandoned by crew. Fire fighters remained in an attempt to save the ship. American warships Birmingham & Irwin approached to assist. Fire reached torpedo room which exploded destroying the stern of the ship & damaging Birmingham & Irwin. Ship finally abandoned & another explosion destroyed the forward section of the ship, she then sank, 108 dead, 1361 survivors 24/10/1944
Hoel Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships, off Samar, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She was disabled by gunfire from Japanese cruisers, being hit 40 times by 8" & 6" shells. Her engine room was flooded, her magazine ablaze & listing to port, she sank stern first, 253 dead, 86 survivors 11.46N 126.33E 25/10/1944
Johnston Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warship Kongo, off Samar, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 14" shell knocked out her portside engine & limited her speed to 17 knots. Crew restored power to 2 of her 3 shafts under the shelter of a rain squalls. She was then damaged by gunfire from Japanese cruisers & destroyers, hit numerous times, her crew abandoned ship & she sank soon afterwards, 186 dead, 141 survivors 25/10/1944
Darter Submarine Aground in Palawan Passage, on Bombay Shoal, whilst following damaged Japanese warship Takao. Crew abandoned boat & rescued by American submarine Dace. Gunfire from Dace damaged the boat but failed to destroy her with either gun or torpedo 09.40.06N 116.98.04E 24/10/1944. Boarded party from Japanese warship Naganami inspect abandoned Darter 25/10/1944. American submarine Nautilus hit Darter 55 times with her 6" gun, wrecking her completely 31/10/1944
Escolar Submarine Lost unknown cause possibly hit Japanese mine in the Yellow Sea, 70 dead, 0 survivors 17/10/1944
Tang Submarine Torpedoed by own torpedo running in circle whilst attacking Japanese convoy on the surface near Turnabout Island, in the Straits of Taiwan. Boat put on emergency power to escape torpedoes turning circle, but she was hit abreast aft torpedo room & sank quickly. 4 of the 9 men on the conning tower escaped. Boat settled on the bottom with survivors in her forward compartment, of which only 5 successfully reached the surface, 74 dead, 15 survivors captured 25.06N 119.31E 24/10/1944. Only 9 men survived Japanese captivity
Shark Submarine Depth charged by Japanese warship Harukaze, in the Luzon Strait, Philippines. Boat was attack whilst submerged, bubbles, clothes, cork & oil on the surface confirmed her sinking, 70 dead, 0 survivors 20.41N 119.27E 24/10/1944
Seawolf Submarine Sunk in error by American aircraft from American warship Midway & depth charged by American warship Richard M Rowell, ENE of Morotai Island, in the Philippines Sea. 62 dead, plus 17 Army passengers, 0 survivors 02.32N 129.18E 03/10/1944
St. Lo Escort Carrier Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze Mitsubishi Zero aircraft strike & bomb, E of Samar, during the Battle of Samar. Ship was in the process of refuelling & rearming her aircraft when she was hit. Aircraft penetrated the flight deck & exploded on the port side of the hanger deck. Ship's torpedo & bomb magazine exploded, caused by a gasoline fire. She sank engulfed in flame, 113 dead, 30 injured, 776 survivors 11.10N 126.05E 25/10/1944
Gambier Bay Escort Carrier Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships, off Samar, during the Battle of Samar. Shell fire hits in her engine & machinery spaces cut her speed to 9 knots. She was then hammered by Japanese warships at point blank range. On fire, she capsized & sank, 100 dead 11.31N 125.15E 25/10/1944
Shelton Destroyer Escort Damaged by torpedo by Japanese submarine Ro-41 off Morotai Island, Philippines Sea. She was part of escort for American Task Force 77 when she was attacked. Torpedo hit her starboard propeller, damaging her stern & flooding. American warship Richard M Rowell came along side & rescued her crew. She was taken in tow, but capsized, 18 dead 02.33N 129.18E 03/10/1944
Samuel B Roberts Destroyer Escort Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warship Kongo, off Samar, during the Battle of Samar, hit by three 14" shells tearing massive holes in her port side, crew abandoned ship & she sank in 30 minutes, 89 dead, 120 survivors 11.40N 126.20E 25/10/1944
Eversole Destroyer Escort Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-45, E of Dinagut Island, in Leyte Gulf. Hit by 2 torpedoes, she was doomed & was abandoned by her crew. She sank in 15 minutes stern first. I-45 opened machine gun fire on the survivors in the water, before diving. A tremendous underwater explosion, probably Eversole's own depth charges, injuring many of the survivors in the water. Lights from the survivors attracted other American warships to the area & many were picked up by American warship Richard S Bull, 40 dead, 139 survivors 10.18N 127.37E 28/10/1944
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West Virginia Battleship Damaged when proceeding to give gunfire support to the landings on Leyte, she touched the bottom damaging 3 of her 4 propellers, limiting her speed to 16 - 18 knots 21/10/1944. Ship remained operational. Departed for repair by American floating dry dock ship Artisan 29/10/1944
Franklin Carrier Damaged by 2 Japanese Kamikaze aircraft strikes & bombs, 1000 miles off Samar. First hit her starboard side, the second penetrated her flight deck & crashed through to the gallery deck. A third aircraft near missed Franklin with a bomb then crashed into the flight deck of American warship Belleau Wood, 56 dead, 60 injured 30/10/1944
Belleau Wood Carrier Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft strike, 1000 miles off Samar. Aircraft hit her flight deck, causing fires & setting of ammunition, 92 dead 30/10/1944
Canberra Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Japanese aircraft, whilst protecting carriers during raid on Okinawa & Formosa, 23 dead 13/10/1944
Birmingham Cruiser Damaged when American warship Princeton exploded after being hit by Japanese Army dive bomber aircraft, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Ship was attempting to aid Princeton when she exploded. She suffered superficial damaged to her starboard side, knocking out both float planes, catapults & crane. She also suffered blast damage to her communication equipment, damaged two 5" mounts, two 40 mm guns & two 20 mm guns, 233 dead, 426 injured 24/10/1944
Honolulu Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Japanese aircraft, Leyte Gulf, Leyte Island. Hit on portside, whilst supporting the landings on Leyte 20/10/1944
Houston Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Japanese aircraft, of the E coast of Taiwan, whilst protecting carriers during raid on Okinawa & Taiwan. Flooding her engine room 14/10/1944. Damaged whilst under tow from American Navy tug Pawnee by torpedo from Japanese aircraft based in Taiwan 16/10/1944
Reno Cruiser Damaged by explosion on American warship Princeton, which had been bombed & set on fire, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Ship assisting Princeton in fighting fires on board her & rescuing her crew. Explosion damaged one 20 mm mounting. Ship remained operational 24/10/1944
Albert W Grant Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships, in Surigao Strait. She was hit by 22 6" shells, starting fires, knocking out her steering & power. Ship was listing to port. Her crew got her engines going, 38 dead, 104 injured 24/10/1944
Hutchins Destroyer Struck uncharted rock in Leyte Gulf, after the Battle of Leyte Gulf when she was returning to screen the fleet 26/10/1944. Withdrawn for repair 29/10/1944
Heermann Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships Chikuma & Tone, during the Battle of Samar. 8" shell hits knocked out one of her 5" guns, damaged the forward part of the ship, causing flooding & dragging down her bows. She later escaped under a smoke screen 25/10/1944
Morrison Destroyer Damaged by explosion on American warship Princeton, which had been bombed & set on fire, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Ship assisting Princeton in fighting fires on board her & rescuing her crew. Explosion broke her foremast & smashed her portside 24/10/1944
Ulhmann Destroyer Damaged by drifting American warships, during Typhoon Cobra whilst at anchor at Ulithi. Her starboard side holed in 3 places. After emergancy repairs ship left lagoon with rest of American Tasdk Force 38.2 to ride out typhoon at sea. During typoon her anchor windlass room was flooded 03/10/1944. Arrived Ulithi for repair by repair ship Dixie 04/10/1944
Benham Destroyer Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze Mitsubishi Zero aircraft strike, off Okinawa, during the Battle of Okinawa. Kamikaze was shot down 50' astern of the ship before exploding, knocking out her radar & damaging her upper works, 1 dead, 14 injured 17/10/1944. Ship was temporary repaired at sea 18/10/1944
Ross Destroyer Damaged by 2 Japanese mines off Dinagat Island, Philippines. First mine exploded under her forward engine room & fire room. She hit a second mine 20 minutes later exploding under her aft engine room, 23 dead, 9 injured 19/10/1944. Towed to an anchorage S of Mariquitdaquit Island for temporary repair 20/10/1944
Irwin Destroyer Damaged by explosion on American warship Princeton, which had been bombed & set on fire, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Ship assisting Princeton in fighting fires on board her & rescuing her crew. Explosion damaged her forward 5" gun mount, knocked out her fire control director & damaged her starboard side 24/10/1944
Santee Escort Carrier Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft strike plus 140 Ibs bomb, aircraft penetrated flight deck damaging her hanger deck, 11 dead. Damaged by torpedo from Japanese warship, causing flooding & 16 degrees list 25/10/1944. Arrived for temporary repair at Seeadler Harbor, in the Manus Island 31/10/1944
Suwannee Escort Carrier Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze Mitsubishi Zero aircraft strike & bomb, penetrated flight deck & destroyed 9 planes. Bomb from aircraft exploded between the flight deck & hanger deck. Her flight deck had a 40' diameter hole in it & the bomb had caused a 10' hole in her hanger deck, 107 dead, 60 injured 26/10/1944
White Plains Escort Carrier Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze Mitsubishi Zero aircraft, during the Battle of Samar. Anti-aircraft fire shot down attacking Zero which crashed yards short of her stern. Exploding Zero scattered debris over her flight deck & sides, 11 injured 25/10/1944. Arrived at Manus for repair 30/10/1944. After inspection of damage it was decided to send her to the US to complete repair departing 06/11/1944. Arrived at San Diego for repair & refit 27/11/1944
Kalinin Bay Escort Carrier Damaged by gunfire from Japanese warships & Kamikaze Mitsubishi Zero aircraft strike, during the Battle of Samar. She was hit numerous times by shell fire. She was later hit on the port side of her flight deck by Kamikaze aircraft which penetrated her flight deck. Ship also suffered serious structural damage & flooding, caused by a battleship calibre shell near miss, 5 dead, 55 injured 25/10/1944. Arrived at Manus for emergency repair 01/11/1944
Kitkun Bay Escort Carrier Damaged by Japanese Mitsubishi Zero Kamikaze aircraft strike, during the Battle of Samar. Kamikaze struck her port side catwalk, 1 dead, 16 injured 25/10/1944. Ship withdrew for repair 26/10/1944. Arrived for repair at Manus 01/11/1944
Montgomery Minelayer Damaged by Japanese mine in Ngulu Lagoon, Caroline Islands 4 dead 10.56N 125.12E 17/10/1944. Constructive total loss
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Loyal Destroyer Damaged by German acoustic mine in the Tyrrhenian Sea, whilst returning from carrying out shore bombardment of Cesebatico area. Ship suffered flooding with server shock damage to her machinery & armament 12/10/1944. Taken under tow by British warship Lookout to Ancona. Ship was surveyed at Taranto & found to be a constructive total loss
Larne Minesweeper Damaged by mine during Operation Edgehill, ship beached at Poros on the E coast of Greece 16/10/1944. Not repaired
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Skeena Destroyer Wrecked during a gale whilst at anchor in Hvalfjord, Iceland. Ship dragged her anchor in the storm for 50' & grounded off Vioey Island, 15 dead 25/10/1944. Constructive total loss
Cherbogue Frigate Damaged by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-1227 550 miles WSW of Cape Clear, Ireland, in the North Atlantic. Ship's stern was blown off, 7 dead 04/10/1944. Towed 890 miles to Port Talbot. Declared constructive total loss 25/09/1945
Magog Frigate Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-1223, in Gulf of St Lawrence, 65' of stern lost, 3 dead, 3 injured 14/10/1944. Towed to Quebec City declared constructive total loss
Mulgrave Minesweeper Damaged by German mine off Le Havre, Normandy 08/10/1944. Constructive total loss
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Geelong Minesweeper Collision with American merchant tanker SS York, N of Langemak, New Guinea. Crew picked up by York & landed at Langemak 06.04S 147.50E 18/10/1944
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Australia Cruiser Damaged by Japanese Aichi D3A dive bomber aircraft & bomb hitting ship in bridge area, off Leyte Bay. Aichi aircraft had been hit by Australian warship Shropshire, before flying over the port side & hit foremast of ship, showered forward superstructure & bridge in debris. 30 dead, 62 injured 20/10/1944. Suspected first time Japanese aircraft was flown deliberately into an Allied warship, Later to be known as a Kamikaze
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Rose Corvette Collision with British warship Manners, 540 miles E of Cape Race, in the North Atlantic 45.50N 40.15W 26/10/1944
 

 

Axis Losses

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Musashi Battleship Torpedoed & bombed by Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber & Curtiss SBSC-3 Helldiver dive bombers aircraft from American warships Essex, Franklin & Intrepid, in the Sibuyan Sea, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Bomb ruptures steam pipes in the No. 2 engine room filling boiler room with superheated steam, driving out the crew & the loss one propeller shaft. Torpedoes hit jamming her main armament director, flooded her hydraulic machinery rooms, rupture her fuel tanks & engine rooms. Ship was trailing oil & falling behind making only 18 knots. Repeated bomb & torpedo attacks flood more of her engine spaces limiting her speed to 8 knots. Crew tried to beach her on a nearby island, but her engines failed & she capsizes to port & sank. 1023 dead, 1376 survivors 12.50N 122.35E 24/10/1944
Fuso Battleship Damaged by torpedoes from American warship Melvin, in a night attack during the Battle of Surigao Strait. First torpedo hits below No. 1 turret & the second torpedo starts a fire in her boiler room. Many of her hull rivers are popped causing serious flooding. Her speed drops to 10 knots, she drops out of formation & reserves course back down the straits. Ship sinks by the bow capsizing as she goes down 10.25N 125.23E 25/10/1944
Yamashiro Battleship Damaged by torpedoes from American warships Killen & Monssen, crew had to flood her No 5 turret & No 6 turret magazines, also limiting her speed to 18 knots. She was later sunk by gunfire & torpedoes from American warships California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Destroyer Squadron 54 & Australian warship Shropshire, during night action in Surigao Strait, during the Battle of Surigao Strait. She was a blazing wreck & listing heavily to port, before she sank stern first, 1636 dead, 10 survivors captured 10.22N 125.21E 25/10/1944
Zuikaku Carrier Bombed & torpedoed by aircraft from American warships Intrepid, San Jacinto, Lexington & Cowpens, 220 miles ENE of Cape Engano, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Ship was hit by 9 bombs & 7 torpedoes, ship rolled over to port before sinking stern first, 842 dead, 892 survivors 19.20N 125.51E 25/10/1944
Chitose Carrier Damaged by bombs & torpedoes from aircraft from American warships Essex & Lexington, 235 miles E of Cape of Engano, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Ship set on fire & eventually sank 19.20N 126.20E 25/10/1944
Chiyoda Carrier Damaged by bombs & torpedoes by aircraft from American warships Franklin & Lexington, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, hit by 4 bombs crippling her & setting her on fire, Japanese warship Hyuga attempted to tow her, but further attacks drive her away, she was found later & sunk by gunfire from American warships Santa Fe, Wichita, New Orleans & Mobile, 260 miles SE of Cape of Engano, 1470 dead, no survivors were permitted to be rescued 18.37N 126.45E 25/10/1944
Zuiho Carrier Bombed & torpedoed by aircraft from American warships Essex & Langley, 215 miles ENE of Cape Engano, during Battle of Leyte Gulf 25/10/1944
Suzuya Cruiser Damaged by bomb near miss from Grumann Avenger aircraft from American Task Force 77.4 warships, off Samar, during the Battle of Samar. Bomb near miss damaged her port propeller, limiting her speed to 20 knots. Ship was attacked again & another bomb near miss set off her No. 1 torpedo tubes containing Long Lance torpedoes, which begin to explode. Fire & blast damage knock out her remaining engines. Fires rage uncontrolled until her crew have to abandon ship & she turns on her starboard side & sinks, 401 survivors 25/10/1944
Atago Cruiser Torpedoed by American submarine Darter, in the Palawan Passage, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Hit by 4 torpedoes she quickly sank bow first, 360 dead, 529 survivors 09.30N 117.13E 23/10/1944
Chokai Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from American warship Samuel B Roberts, in Sibuyan Sea, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, torpedo blew off her bow, she is then damaged by bombs from aircraft from American warship Kitkun Bay, which causing fires in her forward machinery room & she is dead in the water, she is torpedoed by Japanese warship Fujinami 11.26N 126.15E 25/10/1944
Maya Cruiser Torpedoed by American submarine Dace, in the Palawan Passage, during the Battle of the Palawan Passage, hit by 4 torpedoes on her portside, powerful explosions rent the ship & she sinks quickly, 336 dead, 769 survivors 09.22N 117.07E 23/10/1944
Chikuma Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from aircraft from American warships from Task Force 58, off Samar, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, hit in port stern quarter her port propellers damaged & rudder disabled, she was unable to steer & only capable of 9 knots, hit by 2 further torpedoes that flooded her engine rooms, torpedoed 3 more times, her crew abandon ship & she is finally sunk by a torpedoes from Japanese warship Nowaki 11.22N 126.36E 25/10/1944
Noshiro Cruiser Bombed & torpedoed aircraft from American warships Hornet & Wasp near Batbatan Island, Battle of Leyte Gulf 11.35N 121.45E 26/10/1944
Tama Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Grumann TBF Avenger aircraft from American warships Belleau Wood & San Jacinto, during Battle of Cape Engano, torpedo hits ship in No. 2 engine room limiting her speed to 14 knots. After emergency repair at sea, she heads for Okinawa alone. Torpedoed by American submarine Jallao, NE of Luzon, in the Philippine Sea, hit by 4 torpedoes she breaks in 2 & sinks in minutes, no survivors 21.23N 127.19E 25/10/1944
Abukuma Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from American PT-boats, during the Battle of the Surigao Strait. No. 1 engine room flooded. After emergency on board repair she can only make a maximum speed of 20 knots & is down by the bow, 30 dead 25/10/1944. Damaged by bombs from American Army B-24 Liberator aircraft, during passage to Coron in the Sulu Sea. Hit by 2 bombs aft, starting serious fires, loss of power & damaging her steering. Fire spread to her on board Long Lance torpedoes causing them to explode. Ship sinks stern first, off Negros Island, 250 dead, 283 survivors 09.20N 122.32E 26/10/1944
Kinu Cruiser Damaged by bomb near miss & strafing from aircraft from American warship Lexington, off Cavite, whilst in company with Japanese warship Uranami. Ship suffered slight structural damage, 47 dead 24/10/1944. Bombed & hit by rockets from American aircraft from Task Group 77.4, in San Bernardino Strait, 44 miles SW of Masbate Island. Hit by 3 bombs, her engine room was destroyed & ship was set ablaze. Disabled & settling by the stern crew abandoned her. Ship sank stern first 26/10/1944
Akizuki Destroyer Sunk either torpedoed by American submarine Halibut, 260 miles NE of Cape Engano or torpedoed by aircraft from American warships from Task Force 58. Ship apparently suffered massive explosion on her boiler room, breaking her back, 183 dead, 145 survivors 20.29N 126.36E 25/10/1944
Hatsusuki Destroyer Damaged bombs from aircraft from American warships of Task Force 77. Ship was later sunk by gunfire from American warships Santa Fe, Wichita, New Orleans & Mobile, ENE of Cape Engano, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 290 dead, 8 survivors 20.24N 126.20E 25/10/1944. 8 survivors from Hatsuski & 17 survivors from Zuikaku escaped in a Hatsuzuki's cutter reaching the southern coast of Taiwan after a 21 day voyage on 14/11/1944
Asagumo Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American submarine McDermut, in the Surigao Strait, in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Torpedo blew her bow off, she was then sunk by gunfire from American warship Denver, 191 dead, 39 survivors 10.04N 125.21E 25/10/1944
Michishio Destroyer Damaged by a torpedo from American submarine McDermut & later sunk by gunfire from American warship Hutchins, in Surigao Strait, during the Battle of Surigao Strait 10.25N 125.23E 22/10/1944
Yamagumo Destroyer Torpedoed by American submarine McDermutt, in the Surigao Strait. Ship blew up & sank, 200 dead, 0 survivors 10.16N 125.23E 25/10/1944
Uranami Destroyer Damaged by bomb near miss & strafing from aircraft from American warship Lexington, off Cavite, whilst in company with Japanese warship Kinu. Her speed was limited to 28 knots, 29 dead, 9 injured 24/10/1944. Bombed & hit by rockets from American aircraft from Task Group 77.4, in San Bernardino Strait, off Panay Island. 103 dead, 94 survivors 11.50N 123.00E 26/10/1944
Wakaba Destroyer Bombed by aircraft from American warship Franklin, off the W coast of Panay Island, the Philippines. During the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Hit by 2 bombs she sank in 45 minutes. 42 dead, 27 injured. 74 survivors rescued by Japanese warships Hatsushimo & 78 survivors rescued by Hatsuharu 11.50N 121.23E 24/10/1944
Nowaki Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from American warships Biloxi, Miami, Vincennes, Miller, 65 miles SSE of Legaspi, Luzon. Ship was disabled & sunk by torpedoes from American warship Owen 13.00N 124.54E 26/10/1944
Shiranui Destroyer Sunk by aircraft from American warship Essex 80 miles N of Iloilo 12.00N 122.30E 27/10/1944
Kashi Destroyer Bombed & torpedoed by aircraft from American warships from Task Force 36, off Okinawa 10/10/1944
Fujinami Destroyer Bombed & torpedoed by aircraft from American warship Essex, 80 miles N of Iloilo Island, in the Philippines. Ship had been steaming to assist Japanese warship Hayashimo 12.00N 122.30E 27/10/1944
Hayashimo Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from aircraft from American warship Hornet from Task Force 38, off Samaer Island, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Torpedo hit destroyed her bow & deck collapsed as far as the No. 1 turret. Ship ran aground off Semirara Island, 40 miles SE of Mindoro Island 26/10/1944
I-26 Submarine Damaged by depth charges & hedgehog attack by American warship Coolbaugh, off Samar, during the Battle of Samar. Boat was seen to broach before going under 25/10/1944. American warships Coolbaugh & Richard M Rowell make contact, launched another depth charge & hedgehog attack. It is unclear if this was the same boat 26/10/1944
I-45 Submarine Hedgehog attack by American warship Whitehurst, E of Dinagut Island, in Leyte Gulf. Boat had just torpedoed American warship Eversole, when she was attacked. Her sinking was confirmed when oil & pieces of wood came to the surface, 104 dead, 0 survivors 10.10N 127.28E 29/10/1944
I-54 Submarine Sunk either by depth charged by American warship Richard M Rowell, 24/10/1944 or depth charged by American warship Helm & Gridley, E of Leyte, in the Philippine Sea 107 dead, 0 survivors 10.58N 127.13E 28/10/1944
I-46 Submarine Depth charged by American warships Helm & Grindley, E of Leyte, in the Philippine Sea. 112 dead, 0 survivors 10.58N 127.13E 28/10/1944
I-177 Submarine Damaged by Fido acoustic homing torpedo by American Martin PBM Mariner, off Palau Islands. Boat crashed dived to escape, but was damaged by the torpedo 01/10/1944. Sunk by hedgehog attack from American warship Samuel S Miles, NNE of Angaur, Palau. Boat was caught on the surface & crash dived to escape. She was sunk by second hedgehog salvo, 101 dead, 0 survivors 07.48N 133.28E 03/10/1944
Mogami Escort Carrier Damaged by collision with Japanese warship Nachi, resulting fire ignites torpedoes damaging starboard engine, later damaged by gunfire from American warships Portland, Louisville & Denver & aircraft from American 7th fleet in the Surigao Strait, Battle of Leyte Gulf abandoned ship scuttled by torpedo from Akebono, 192 dead, 700 survivors 25/10/1944
Itsukushima Escort Torpedoed by Dutch submarine Zwaardvisch SE of Bawean Island, Java Sea 05.26S 113.48E 07/10/1944
Kali Escort Sunk by aircraft from American warships in Nago Bay, Okinawa 10/10/1944
CD 021 Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Seahorse 140 miles NW of Cape Bojeador, Luzon, South China Sea 19.45N 118.22E 06/10/1944
Maeshima Escort Damaged by bombs from American warships off Salomague, Luzon 17.46N 120.25E 18/10/1944
Hato Torpedo Boat Sunk by aircraft from American warships 130 miles ESE of Hong Kong 21.54N 116,30E 16/10/1944
Ajiro Minelayer Torpedoed near Chichjima 28.20N 139.25E 01/10/1944
Maejima Minelayer Sunk by air attack W of Luzon 17.46N 120.25E 21/10/1944
Takashima Minelayer Sunk by aircraft from American warships in Nago Bay, Okinawa 26.39N 127.52E 10/10/1944
Kimikawa Maru Seaplane Carrier Torpedoed by American submarine Sawfish W of Luzon, South China Sea 18.58N 118.46E 23/10/1944
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Yamato Battleship Damaged by bombs from Curtiss SB2C Helldiver dive bomber aircraft from American warship Essex, during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea. Ship was hit by 14 armour piercing bombs, damaging her port bow, anchor deck, port chain locker, her mess deck was wrecked & side plates were blown out of her port side. Her No. 1 turret was also hit. Ship remained operational despite taking on 3,000 tons of water, a 5 degree list to port & down by the bow by 3' 24/10/1944. Damaged by bombs from Curtiss SB2C Helldiver dive bomber aircraft from American warship Hornet, hit by 2 armour piercing bombs, her forecastle is hit destroying crew accommodation & damage to her No. 1 turret, 29 dead from these two attacks 26/10/1944. Arrives Kure for repair 23/11/1944
Nagato Battleship Damaged by 2 bombs from Curtiss Helldivers from American warships Franklin & Cabot, during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea. First bomb damaged the air intake for the No. 1 boiler room limiting her speed to 22 knots until the intake could be cleared. The second destroyed the ship's canteen & radio room, 52 dead, 106 injured 24/10/1944. Damaged by 2 bombs from Curtiss Helldivers from American warship Hornet, during the Battle of Samar. Hit twice in the bow area, one ruptures her anchor deck, the second goes though the bow & explodes alongside holing her bow 25/10/1944. Arrived at Yokosuka for repair 25/11/1944. Lack of materials & fuel prohibited her repair & return to service. She was moored as floating AA battery
Ise Battleship Damaged by bomb hit & near misses from aircraft from American warships, during the Battle of Cape Engano. One hit knocked out her No. 2 turret. Near misses ruptured her hull plates near the waterline & contaminating fuel oil with sea water. Other near misses sprayed her upper works with splinters, 5 dead, 71 injured 25/10/1944. Arrives Kure for repair 29/10/1944
Nachi Cruiser Damaged in collision with Japanese warship Mogami, in the Surigao Strait, hole torn into her bow on the portside causing flooding forward 24/10/1944. Arrives for temporary repair at Cavite, Manila Bay 28/10/1944. Damaged by bombs & strafing from aircraft from American Task Force 38 warships, 53 dead 29/10/1944
Haguro Cruiser Damaged by bombs from aircraft from American Task Force 77, in the San Bernardino Strait, knocking out No. 2 turret, 34 dead 25/10/1944. Arrived for repair at Seletar Naval Base 22/11/1944
Myoko Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from Grumann Avenger aircraft from American warship Intrepid, in the Mindoro Straits, during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea. Ship was hit starboard aft, putting her starboard propeller out of action & limiting her speed to 15 knots 24/10/1944. Arrived for temporary repair at Seletar Naval Base 03/11/1944
Oyodo Cruiser Damaged by bomb & rockets from aircraft from American Task Force 38, during the Battle of Cape Engano. Her No. 4 engine room is flooded & speed limited to 16 knots 25/10/1944. Ship remains operational
Aoba Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Bream, 12 miles S of Cape Calavite, W of Luzon, flooding No. 2 engine room & disabling ship, taken in tow by Japanese warship Kitagami 23/10/1944. Temporary repairs at Cavite 24/10/1944. Declared a constructive total loss at Kure 12/12/1944
Takao Cruiser Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Darter, W of Palawan Island, in the South China Sea. Ship disabled & set on fire. Ship was able to get underway 12 hours later best speed 10 knots 09.28N 117.17E 23/10/1944. Arrives at Singapore 12/11/1944. Ship was un-repairable at Singapore & would need to be towed to Japan, which was impossible 15/11/1944
Suzutsuki Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Besugo, off Toizaki, Japan. Ship was hit forward, blowing off her bow 16/10/1944
Fuyuzuki Destroyer Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Trepang, en route between Yokosuka & Hashirajima. Ship's bow is damaged as far as No. 1 turret 12/10/1944
Kishinami Destroyer Damaged bomb near miss & strafing from aircraft from American warships, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf 25/10/1944. Ship remained operational. Damaged run aground on reef off Brunei, her speed reduced to 12 knots 28/10/1944. Arrived at Singapore for repair 03/11/1944
Shigure Destroyer Damaged by bomb from aircraft from American warships, during Battle of Leyte Gulf, 5 dead, 6 injured 24/10/1944. Damaged by gunfire from American warships, during Battle of Surigao Starit. Hit by one shell & many near misses, damaged her gyro compass, radio & steering gear was knocked out, she managed to get underway & escape destruction 25/10/1944. Arrived for repair at Sasebo 16/11/1944
Kiyoshimo Destroyer Damaged by bomb & near misses from aircraft from American warships, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Hit by one bomb & 5 near misses damaged her hull, limiting her speed to 21 knots 24/10/1944. Arrived for emergency repair at Cavite Navy Yard, Luzon 27/10/1944. Arrived for repair at Singapore 12/11/1944
Hamakaze Destroyer Damaged bomb near miss & strafing from aircraft from American warships, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf 24/10/1944. Ship remained operational, but departed to Cavite Navy Yard for repair 27/10/1944
I-44 Submarine Damaged by internal explosion from automatic trim system pressure tank, at night whilst travelling Bashi Strait, Philippines. Explosion disabled one shaft & wrecked the gyrocompass, 3 dead 20/10/1944. Arrived for repair at Kure & conversion to Kaiten carrier 22/10/1944
Enoshima Minelayer Damaged by American Task Force 38 carrier aircraft at Takao (Kaohsiung), Taiwan 14/10/1944. Not repaired
german flag Lost Report
FR 32 Destroyer Scuttled at Toulon as blockship 28/10/1944
FR 35 Destroyer Scuttled at Toulon as blockship 27/10/1944
TA 18 Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from British destroyers Termagant & Tuscan off Skiathos & driven ashore 37.45N 26.59E 19/10/1944
TA 37 Destroyer Escort Sunk by gunfire from British warships Termagant & Tuscan 35 miles N of Skiathos, Gulf of Salonika 40.36N 22.46E 07/10/1944
TA 38 Destroyer Escort Damaged by Supermarine Seafire aircraft from British warship Stalker in the Peliti channel, near Volos 09/10/1944. Ship scuttled by crew near Volo 13/10/1944
TA 39 Destroyer Escort Damaged by British mine 45 miles S of Salonika ship scuttled by crew 16/10/1944
U-1006 Submarine Depth charged & gunfire from Canadian warship Annan, in the Norwegian Sea, SW of the Faroes, 6 dead, 44 survivors captured 60.59N 04.49W 16/10/1944
U-1060 Submarine Damaged by rockets & depth charges from Fairey Firefly & 2 Barracuda aircraft from British warship Implacable, boat ran aground off the Fleina Island, later the boat was bombed by 2 British Halifax aircraft & 2 Czech Liberator aircraft, the boat then slid into deeper water & sank, in the North Sea, S of Bronnoysund, 12 dead, 43 survivors 65.24N 11.59.5E 27/10/1944
U-1226 Submarine Missing probably because of her faulty Schnorchel the boat's snorkel, in the Atlantic, position not known, 56 dead, 0 survivors 23/10/1944
U-168 Submarine Torpedoed by Dutch submarine Zwaardvisch, N of Rembang, Java Sea, 23 dead, 27 survivors 3 captured, 06.20S 111.28E 06/10/1944
U-228 Submarine Bombed by British RAF aircraft 04/10/1944
U-437 Submarine Bombed by British aircraft Bergen, Norway 04/10/1944
U-673 Submarine Sunk after running aground near Smaaskjär following a collision with U-382, N of Stavanger, Norway, 0 dead, 59.20N 05.53E 24/10/1944
U-777 Submarine Bombed by British aircraft near Wilhelmshaven 15/10/1944
U-921 Submarine Missing in the Arctic Ocean NW of Narvik, Norway, 51 dead, 0 survivors 02/10/1944
U-957 Submarine Damaged in collision with German steamer, Lofoten, Norway 19/10/1944
U-993 Submarine Bombed during British raid at Bergen, 2 dead, 0 survivors 04/10/1944
M 31 Minesweeper Torpedoed by Soviet MTBs off Honningsvaag, N of Norway 21/10/1944
M 303 Minesweeper Torpedoed by Soviet MTBs off Kiberg, N of Norway 11/10/1944
M 433 Minesweeper Sunk by aircraft from British warship Implacable off Vegafjord 65.30N 12.00E 27/10/1944
  Damaged Report
Leipzig Cruiser Damaged in collision with Prinz Eugen off the Hela Peninsula, Gdynia 15/10/1944. Not repaired
Z 28 Destroyer Damaged by bombs from Soviet aircraft striking the ship with 8 bombs only 1 of which exploded, damaging boilers & bridge off Sworbe, Gulf of Riga 24/10/1944
Z 30 Destroyer Damaged by mine in the Skagrrak 24/10/1944
U-92 Submarine Damaged by bomb from British RAF aircraft, in Bergen, Norway 04/10/1944. Submarine decommissioned as worn out & not worth repair 12/10/1944
U-763 Submarine Damaged by mine in the Skagerrak 08/10/1944
U-717 Submarine Damaged by bombs from Soviet aircraft at Libau, Latvia, 2 dead, 3 injured 14/10/1944. Returned for repair Danzig 17/10/1944
U-985 Submarine Damaged by German mine W of Farsund 23/10/1944. Returned to Kristiansand 26/10/1944. Constructive total loss 15/11/1945
U-1061 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Canadian Leigh Light Wellington aircraft, boat was illuminated on the surface & attacked, later boat was attacked by British Liberator aircraft in the Norwegian Sea 27/10/1944
U-2331 Submarine Training accident in the Baltic Sea near Hela, 15 dead 4 survivors 10/10/1944
K 2 Escort Damaged by torpedo from British Beaufighter aircraft W of Egersund stern destroyed ship towed to Delfzjil 09/10/1944. Not repaired

 

Neutral Losses

chile flag Lost Report
Almirante Condell Destroyer Damaged by boiler explosion leading to ship being paid off 26/10/1944

 

Commissioned - Details ships newly commissioned during the month.

Allied Commissioned

USA flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Pittsburgh Heavy Cruiser Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA Feb 1944 9 x 8"; 12 x 5"; 48 x 40 mm; 4 aircraft 6"-4" 33 13600 2039
Putnam Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Mar 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Zellars Destroyer Todd Co, Tacoma, WA Jul 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Brill Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jun 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Chub Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Jun 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Lagarto Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI May 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Springer Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Aug 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Tench Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Jul 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1570 80
Thornback Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Jul 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1570 80
Tigrone Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Jul 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1570 80
Alvin C Cockrell Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Bivin Destroyer Escort Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA Dec 1943 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Cecil J Doyle Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jul 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Formoe Destroyer Escort Federal  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Apr 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
French Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jun 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
John L Williamson Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Menges Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Jun 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT   21 1253 186
Thaddeus Parker Destroyer Escort Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Abilene Frigate Globe Shipbuilding Co, Superior, WI Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Brunswick Frigate Leatham D Smith Shipbuilding, Superior, WI Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Charlotte Frigate Globe Shipbuilding Co, Superior, WI Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Emporia Frigate Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co, Superior, WI Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Grand Rapids Frigate Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co, Superior, WI Sep 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
Uniontown Frigate Leatham D Smith Shipbuilding, Superior, WI Aug 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
Kline Amphibious Landing Ship Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Jun 1944 1 x 5"; 6 x 40 mm; 6 x 20 mm; DC 2; 4 LCVP; 162 troops 23.6 1430 156
Aaron Ward Destroyer Minelayer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA May 1944 6 x 5"; 8 x 20 mm; 120 mines 36.5 2610 336
Adams Destroyer Minelayer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jul 1944 6 x 5"; 8 x 20 mm; 120 mines 36.5 2610 336
J William Ditter Destroyer Minelayer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Jul 1944 6 x 5"; 8 x 20 mm; 120 mines 36.5 2610 336
Tolman Destroyer Minelayer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Aug 1944 6 x 5"; 8 x 20 mm; 120 mines 36.5 2610 336
Bates Transport Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA Jun 1943 1 x 5"; 6 x 40 mm; 6 x 20 mm; 2 x DC racks; 4 x LCVP; 162 troops 23 1432 186
Lloyd Transport Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Oct 1943 1 x 5"; 6 x 40 mm; 6 x 20 mm; 2 x DC racks; 4 x LCVP; 162 troops 23 1432 186
british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Caesar Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Apr 1944 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2575 186
Zealous Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Feb 1944 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2575 186
Zebra Destroyer William Denny & Bros, Ltd, Dumbarton Mar 1944 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2575 186
Zodiac Destroyer John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Mar 1944 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 8 x 21" TT 36.75 2575 186
Sleuth Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Jul 1944 1 x 4"; 6 x 21" TT 14.75 814 48
Taciturn Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Jun 1944 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1327 61
Vengeful Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Jul 1944 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Virulent Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle May 1944 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 662 37
Carnation Corvette Grangemouth Dockyard Co, Grangemouth  Jul 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Loch Insh Frigate Henry Robb Shipbuilding, Leith May 1944 1 x 4"; 4 x 2 pdr; 2 squd; 15 DC 19.5 2260 114
Loch Ruthven Frigate Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Jun 1944 1 x 4"; 4 x 2 pdr; 2 squd; 15 DC 19.5 2260 114
Loch Shin Frigate Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Feb 1944 1 x 4"; 4 x 2 pdr; 2 squd; 15 DC 19.5 2260 114
Cheerful Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast May 1944 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm ; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
Flying Fish Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Feb 1944 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Jaseur Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Apr 1944 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm ; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
free France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Tonkinois Frigate Smith's Dock Co, South Bank-on-Tees Aug 1942 2 x 4"; Hedgehog; 150 mines 20 1460 140
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
M 203 Irkuckiy Rybnik Submarine Sudomekh Works, Leningrad Jul 1941 1 x 45 mm; 2 x 0.3" MG; 4 x 21" TT 15.7 281 24
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Uganda Cruiser Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne Aug 1941 9 x 6"; 8 x 4"; 12 x 1.6"; 6 x 21" TT; 2 Aircraft 3.5"-3.25" 31.5 8530 920
Belleville Corvette Kingston Shipbuilding Company, Kingston, ON Jun 1944 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Lachute Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Jun 1944 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Merrittonia Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC Jun 1944 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
West York Corvette Midland Shipbuilding Co, Midland, ON Jan 1944 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Fort Erie Frigate GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC May 1944 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Penetang Frigate GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC Jul 1944 2 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 8 x 20 mm; 150 mines 20 1460 140
Fort Francis Minesweeper Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur, ON Oct 1943 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm; 40 DC 16.5 980 138
poland flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Conrad Light Cruiser Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne Jan 1918 6 x 6"; 2 x 3"; 2 x 1.85" pp; 12 x 21" TT 3"-1.5" 29 4575 450
brazil flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Barreto de Menezes Corvette Henrique Lage, Ilha do Viana Feb 1944 2 x 75 mm; 4 x DC 12.5 813 70

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Katsuragi Fleet Carrier Kure Naval Dockyard Jan 1944 12 x 5"; 51 x 25 mm; 65 Aircraft 8.1"-1" 32 17250 1595
Kaede Destroyer Escort Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Jul 1944 3 x 5"; 24 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 60 DC   27.8 1262 150
Ikuna Escort Hitachi Kanagawa Shipyard, Sakurajima Sep 1944 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Shinnan Escort Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Sep 1944 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Yaku Escort Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Sep 1944 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
CD 023 Escort Nihonkai Dock Co, Toyama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 029 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 031 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 033 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 051 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 063 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 046 Escort Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 064 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Sep 1944 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 066 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Sep 1944 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 132 Escort Harima Co, Harima 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
I-369 Submarine Transport Yokosuka Naval Dockyard 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 1 x Landing Craft; 82 tons cargo 13 1440 60
I-371 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
german flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
T 35 Destroyer Schichau Yard, Elbing Dec 1943 4 x 4.1"; 4 x 37 mm; 12 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   32.5 1294 206
TA 44 Destroyer Cantiere Navale del Quarnaro, Fiume Nov 1929 6 x 4.7"; 2 x 40 mm; 4 x 13.2 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 54 Mines 32 1944 225
TA 40 Destroyer Escort Cantieri del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso Aug 1943 2 x 4"; 10 x 20 mm; 2 DC throwers; 6 x 17.7" TT 31.5 745 150
U-2337 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Sep 1944 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-2338 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Sep 1944 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-2340 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Sep 1944 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-2341 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Oct 1944 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-2512 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2513 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2514 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2515 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2516 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2517 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Oct 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3006 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Aug 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3007 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3008 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3505 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Aug 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3506 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Aug 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3507 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Sep 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53

 

Neutral Commissioned

No neutral ships commissioned this month