Key WWII events - March 1945

American forces cross the Rhine at Remagen & Oppenheim
British forces cross the Rhine at Rees
Last V-2 Rocket attack on Great Britain
Last Japanese tanker arrives in Japan from Japanese occupied Dutch East Indies. Japanese Navy would be increasingly short of fuel
Chinese Nationalist forces capture Lashio
Soviet forces capture Danzig
Japanese convoy routes Tokyo-Bonin Islands & Osaka-Bonin Islands abandoned

Wreck of American destroyer Halligan on a reef off Tokashiki Island

Wreck of American destroyer Halligan on a reef off Tokashiki Island

Axis Mar-45 Allied
thailand 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 argentina flag peru flag turkey flag italy flag
0 2 3 5 Battleships 37 19 9 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
0 0 0 0 Fleet Carriers 17 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 1 1 Light Carriers 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 2 3 5 Heavy Cruisers 34 14 6 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
0 2 4 6 Light Cruisers 70 27 24 6 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
8 40 17 57 Destroyers 653 376 144 13 50 17 10 0 4 2 2 5 5 2 15 2 6 17
4 354 32 386 Submarines 564 233 119 18 154 0 0 0 2 12 2 3 4 1 3 4 9 28
0 0 2 2 Escort Carriers 95 55 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 12 119 131 Escorts 1132 456 412 33 14 177 7 2 2 1 3 9 13 0 1 0 2 15
3 2 4 6 Other 63 45 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0

 

 

Class chile flag columbia flag denmark flag sweden flag portugal flag spain flag
Battleships 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fleet Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Light Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy Cruisers 0 0 0 0 0 1
Light Cruisers 0 0 0 1 0 5
Destroyers 7 2 0 24 5 16
Submarines 9 0 0 26 4 5
Escort Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorts 3 0 0 2 0 0
Other 3 0 0 7 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
Halligan Destroyer Mined in Japanese minefield, between Kerama Retto & Okinawa, SSW of Tokashiki Island, during the Battle of Okinawa. She was acting as an escort for minesweepers when she found a mine herself. Mine hit the bow area & her forward magazine exploded, blowing her bow off as far as the bridge. She was abandoned by her crew, 150 dead, 150 survivors 26.10N 127.30E 26/03/1945. Hulk drifted & grounded off Tokashiki Island 27/03/1945
Trigger Submarine Depth charged by Japanese aircraft & warships Mikura, Kaibokan No. 33 & No.59, E of Kyusyu, Japan. A large oil slick on the surface confirmed her sinking, 60 dead, 0 survivors 32.16N 132.05E 28/03/1945
Kete Submarine Lost unknown cause possibly sunk by Japanese submarine Ro-41, 80 dead, 0 survivors 29.53N 130.21E 20/03/1945
Skylark Minesweeper Mined in Japanese minefield off Kerama Retto, Okinawa 26.20N 127.41E 28/03/1945
Damaged Report
Nevada Battleship Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft strike, off Okinawa, during the Battle of Okinawa. Kamikaze landed next to her No 3 main turret, knocked out both her stern turrets. Ship returned to action 4 hours after being hit, 11 dead, 49 injured 27/03/1945
Franklin Carrier Damaged by 2 bombs from Japanese Aichi B7A aircraft, 50 miles off the Japanese coast. Hit twice both bombs penetrated 2 decks igniting huge fires. 30 aircraft on the flight deck added to the conflagration. Huge amounts of water pumped on board brought the fire under control, but threatened her stability. After being taken in tow by American warship Pittsburgh, she was able to raise steam & reach 14 knots, 724 dead, 265 injured 19/03/1945
Randolph Carrier Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze Yokosuka P1Y 'Ginga' bomber, whilst at anchor at Ulithi. Kamikaze hit ship on starboard side aft just below the flight deck, 27 dead 106 injured 11/03/1945
Wasp Carrier Damaged by bombs from Japanese aircraft off Kyushu 19/03/1945
Enterprise Carrier Damaged by bomb from Japanese aircraft, off Kyushu, during raids on Japanese home islands 18/03/1945. Arrived for repair Ulithi 24/03/1945
Indianapolis Cruiser Damaged by bomb from Japanese Kamikaze aircraft, off Okinawa, during Battle of Okinawa. Kamikaze missed ship crashing into the sea on her port side astern. The bomb it was carrying, penetrated several decks & exited her hull, before exploding in the sea. She had 2 holes blown in her keel & had a slight list to port, 9 dead 31/03/1945
Biloxi Cruiser Damaged by bomb from Japanese Aichi B3M2 Ryusei aircraft, off Kerama Retto. Ship was hit by 500 kg bomb which failed to explode, but damaged the storeroom 27/03/1945
O'Brien Destroyer Damaged by Japanese Aichi B3A1 Ryusei Kamikaze aircraft strike & bomb, off Kerama Retto, during American invasion of Luzon. Kamikaze & 500 lb bomb, crashed into her port side amidships exploding her magazine, 50 dead, 76 injured 27/03/1945
Barton Destroyer Explosion of ammunition during refuzing of projectiles on the ships' forecastle, 14 injured 20/03/1945
Kimberly Destroyer Damaged by Japanese Aichi D3A 'Val' Kamikaze aircraft strike, off Okinawa, during the Battle of Okinawa. Kamikaze was hit by gunfire from ship. Despite trailing smoke Kamikaze hit her aft gun mount, 4 dead, 57 injured 26/03/1945
Murray Destroyer Damaged by bomb from Japanese aircraft, off Okinawa, whilst supporting pre-invasion bombardment of Okinawa 27/03/1945
Ringgold Destroyer Damaged in collision with American warship Yarnall during the night, shearing off the bow, 1 dead 05/03/1945. Repaired at Ulithi, fitted with new bow 06/1945
Terry Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Japanese shore battery off the N Kitano Point, the N coast of Iwo Jima, during the Battle of Iwo Jima. A shell hit knocked out her starboard engine room whilst her guns silenced the shore battery. She then made her way to the S coast of Iwo Jima for temporary repair 01/03/1945. Departed Iwo Jima 03/03/1945
Haggard Destroyer Damaged whilst ramming Japanese submarine I-371, 320 miles SE of Okinawa in the Philippine Sea. Crew made emergency repair to her bow 22.57N 132.19E 22/03/1945. Arrived at Ulithi for repair 25/03/1945
Halsey Powell Destroyer Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft strike, off Okinawa, during the Battle of Okinawa. She was alongside American warship Hancock when Kamikaze missed the Hancock & crashed into her. Her steering gear was jammed, but by using her engines she was brought under control, 9 dead, 30 injured 20/03/1945. Arrived for repair at San Pedro 08/05/1945
Yarnall Destroyer Damaged in collision with American warship Ringgold, during the night, shearing off the bow, 1 dead, 6 injured 05/03/1945. Arrived at Ulithi & had a false bow fitted 07/03/1945. False bow broke off and sank 08/03/1945. Another bow fitted before voyage to USA 05/04/1945
Lancetfish Submarine Accidently flooded though aft torpedo tube at pier 8 of Boston Navy Yard, 0 dead, 80 survivors 15/03/1945. Submarine salvaged 23/03/1945
Dorsey Minesweeper Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft strike, off Okinawa, during the Battle of Okinawa. Ship received only a glancing blow, 3 dead, 2 injured 27/03/1945. Wrecked on Okinawa Island during typhoon. ship was battered by 100 mile per hour winds 09/10/1945
british flag Lost Report
Lapwing Sloop Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-968, off Murmansk, in Kola Inlet, North Russia. Ship struck amidships & broke in 2. Stern section remained afloat for 20 minutes enabling some crew to be rescued, 158 dead, 61 survivors 69.26N 33.44E 23/03/1945
Damaged Report
Puffin Patrol ship Damaged whilst ramming German midget submarine Seehund, off the Scheldt, in the North Sea 26/03/1945. Not repaired
Gleanar Minesweeper Collision with pilot ship 14/03/1945. Constructive total loss
canada flag Lost Report
Guysborough Minesweeper Torpedoed by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-868, SW of Brest, in the Bay of Biscay, 51 dead, 41 survivors 46.43N 09.30W 17/03/1945
Damaged Report
Teme Frigate Damaged by GNAT acoustic homing torpedo from German submarine U-315, 6 miles NW of Land's End, in the English Channel, 4 dead 50.07N 05.45W 29/03/1945. Constructive total loss

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
Amagi Carrier Damaged by bomb from aircraft from American warships of Task Force 38, at anchor at Kure Harbour. Bomb hit edge of flight deck jamming aft aircraft elevator in down position 19/03/1945. Repair at Kure begins 26/03/1945
Katsuragi Carrier Damaged by rockets from aircraft from American warships of Task Force 58, whilst at anchor at Kure Harbour. Two holes blow in her flight deck 19/03/1945
I-8 Submarine Sunk by gunfire & depth chargers from American warship Morrison, off Kerama Retto, Okinawa. Boat was forced to the surface by depth charge attack, which caused a serious leak in her aft crew compartment. She surfaced to fight it out, but after a 30 minute one sided gun battle, she sank stern first, 130 dead, 1 survivors 25.29N 128.35E 31/03/1945
Ro-41 Submarine Depth charged & rammed by American warship Haggard, 320 miles SE of Okinawa, in the Philippine Sea. Boat crash dived to escape, but she broached & was then forced to the surface by depth charges. She was then rammed by Haggard & then sinks slowly by the stern, 82 dead, 0 survivors 22.57N 132.19E 22/03/1945
CD 018 Escort Sunk by American Army aircraft 110 miles N of Cape Varella, Indo-China 14.44N 109.16E 29/03/1945
CD 033 Escort Sunk by aircraft from American warships Task Force 58 SSE off Miyazaki, Kyushu 31.45N 131.45E 28/03/1945
CD 066 Escort Bombed by American Army aircraft off Amoy, Formosa Straits 23.30N 117.10E 13/03/1945
CD 069 Escort Damaged by bombs from American Army aircraft off Hainan 19.02N 110.56E. Ship taken in tow to Hong Kong 08/03/1945. Sunk by bombs from American Army aircraft off Hong Kong whilst under tow 22.00N 113.40E 16/03/1945
CD 084 Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Hammerhead 95 miles N of Cape Varella, Indo-China 14.30N 109.15E 29/03/1945
CD 130 Escort Sunk by American Army aircraft 105 miles N of Cape Varella, Indo-China 14.39N 109.16E 29/03/1945
Tsubame Escort Sunk aircraft from American warships of Task Force 58 off Ishigaki Island, Sakishima Gunto 24.23N 124.12E 01/03/1945
Manazuru Torpedo Boat Sunk aircraft from American warships of Task Force 58 off Okinawa 26.17N 127.35E 01/03/1945
Tomozuru Torpedo Boat Bombed by aircraft from American warships of Task Force 58, 130 miles NW of Okinawa 28.55N 124.32E 24/03/1945
CD 068 Escort Sunk air attack Amami Oshima 30N 126.36E 24/03/1945
Suma Gunboat Mined by mine laid by American aircraft near Kiangyang, Yangtze 32.00N 120.00E 19/03/1945
W 11 Minesweeper Sunk by American Army aircraft off Macassar, Celebes 05.06S 119.14E 28/03/1945
W 15 Minesweeper Damaged by torpedo from American submarine Tilefish off Akuseki Jima, S of Kyushu 29.30N 129.33E ship beached & abandoned 05/03/1945
T 18 Transport Mined off Mutsurelima, Kyushu 18/03/1945
Damaged Report
Ise Battleship Damaged by bombs from aircraft from American warships, at Kure Naval Yard. Hit by 2 bombs, one near the aircraft elevator by the main mast 19/03/1945. Not repaired relegated to floating battery ship 20/04/1945
Ryuho Carrier Damaged by bombs & rockets from American aircraft from Task Force 58, at Kure, flight deck bulged upwards between deck elevators, bomb damaged to No. 1 boiler room, raging fire breaks out & stern settles 6' into the water, 20 dead, 30 injured 17/03/1945
Oyodo Cruiser Damaged by bombs from Helldivers, Corsairs & Hellcat aircraft from American Task Force 58, in the Inland Sea. Ship was hit by 3 bombs & had to be beached at Etajima 19/03/1945. Arrived for repair at Kure 23/03/1945
I-47 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from American warships, E of Tanegashima Island, S of Kyushu. Boat crashed dived to escape, her periscope was smashed & her fuel tanks were damaged 31/03/1945
I-53 Submarine Damaged by magnetic mine off Hikari, in the Suo-nada Sea, Japan. Boat grazed mine when she surfaced damaging her fuel tank 30/03/1945. Arrived for repair Kure 01/04/1945
I-158 Submarine Damaged by bomb from American Boeing B-29 aircraft, during a bombing raid on Mitsubishi Dockyard, Kobe 17/03/1945
Ro-67 Submarine Training Damaged by strafing from aircraft from American warships Essex, Intrepid, Hornet, Wasp, Hancock, Bennington & Belleau Wood, at Kure Naval Arsenal. Boat was dry docked for repair, 13 dead 19/03/1945
german flag Lost Report
Koln Cruiser Bombed by British RAF aircraft at Wilhelmshaven Naval Dockyard 31/04/1945
T 03 Destroyer Mined laid by Soviet submarine N of Hela, Baltic Sea 54.39N 18.47E 14/03/1945
T 05 Destroyer Mined laid by Soviet submarine N of Hela, Baltic Sea 54.39N 18.47E 14/03/1945
TA 24 Destroyer Escort Sunk by gunfire from British warship Meteor, Gulf of Genoa 43.49N 09.24E 18/03/1945
TA 29 Destroyer Escort Sunk by gunfire from British warship Lookout, Gulf of Genoa 43.36N 09.18E 18/03/1945
TA 42 Destroyer Escort Bombed by American aircraft Venice harbour 21/03/1945
Z 28 Destroyer Bombed by British RAF aircraft at Sassnit breaking the ships back 06/03/1945
U-1003 Submarine Damaged in collision with Canadian warship New Glasgow, in the Northern Channel, 10 miles N of Inistrahull Beacon, Malin Head, boat had been at periscope depth & failed to see the warship, boat was leaking badly & after surfacing the boat was scuttled NW of the Giant's Causeway, 17 dead, 31 survivors captured 55.25N 06.53W 23/03/1945
U-1021 Submarine Mined by British deep laid minefield off N coast of Cornwall, 43 dead, 0 survivors 14/03/1945
U-1106 Submarine Depth charged by British Liberator aircraft in the Norwegian Sea, NNW of the Shetlands, 46 dead, 0 survivors 61.46N 02.16W 29/03/1945
U-1131 Submarine Bombed by British RAF bombers at Hamburg-Finkenwarder, 21/03/1945. Scuttled 01/04/1945
U-1167 Submarine Bombed by British RAF bombers near Deutsche Werk yard, Hamburg-Finkenwarder, 1 dead 30/03/1945
U-1169 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Duckworth in the English Channel, S of Lizard Point, 49 dead, 0 survivors 49.58N 05.25W 29/03/1945
U-1201 Submarine Bombed by American air raid at Hamburg 11/03/1945. Scuttled 03/05/1945
U-1302 Submarine Depth charged by Canadian warships La Hulloise, Strathadan & Thetford Mines, St. George's Channel, NW of Dinas Head, 48 dead, 0 survivors 52.19N 05.23W 07/03/1945
U-2340 Submarine Bombing by British aircraft in Hamburg 30/03/1945
U-260 Submarine Damaged by British mine ESE of Fastnet, boat managed to surface & the engines were restarted 13/13/1945. Scuttled following order off the S coast of Ireland, crew landed near Galley Head, 0 dead, 48 survivors interned in Ireland, 51.15N 09.05W 14/03/1945
U-275 Submarine Mined by a British mine in the English Channel, S of Newhaven, 48 dead, 0 survivors 50.36N 00.04E 10/03/1945
U-296 Submarine Missing in the North Channel, N of Portrush, possibly boat hit by British mine, 42 dead, 0 survivors, 55.30N 07.00W 22/03/1945
U-348 Submarine Bombed by British RAF aircraft at Deutsche Werke Yard, Hamburg, 3 dead 31/03/1945
U-350 Submarine Bombed by British RAF aircraft at Deutsche Werke Yard, Hamburg 31/03/1945
U-3502 Submarine Damaged by bombing in Hamburg, stern damaged, 03/05/1945
U-3508 Submarine Bombed by American aircraft at Wilhelmshaven 04/03/1945
U-3519 Submarine Mined by mine laid by British aircraft N of Warnemunde, 75 dead, 3 survivors 02/03/1945
U-367 Submarine Accident during diving or hitting mine in the Baltic Sea near Hela, 43 dead 0 survivors 54.25N 19.50E 15/03/1945
U-399 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Duckworth in the English Channel, SE of Lands End, 46 dead, 1 survivor captured, 49.56N 05.22W 26/03/1945
U-429 Submarine Bombed by American aircraft near Wilhelmshaven 30/03/1945
U-430 Submarine Bombed by American aircraft near Bremen, 2 dead, 30/03/1945
U-681 Submarine Damaged when boat struck submerged rock near Bishop Rock, the boat was forced to the surface & then attacked by depth charges from American Liberator aircraft in the English Channel, W of Isles of Scilly, boat was destroyed by demolition charges set by the crew, 11 dead, 38 survivors captured 49.53N 06.31W 10/03/1945
U-682 Submarine Bombed by American aircraft at the Howaldtswerke yard, Hamburg, 1 dead 11/03/1945
U-714 Submarine Depth charged by South African warship Natal & British warship Wivern in the North Sea, off St Abbs Head, 50 dead, 0 survivors 55.57N, 01.57W, 14/03/1945
U-72 Submarine Bombed & damaged by American aircraft Bremen, 30/03/1945. Scuttled 02/05/1945
U-722 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Fitzroy, Redmill & Byron, in the Sea of the Hebrides, E of Eriskay, 44 dead, 0 survivors 57.09N 06.55W 27/03/1945
U-758 Submarine Bombed by British aircraft Kiel 16/03/1945
U-866 Submarine Depth charged by American warships Lowe, Menges, Pride & Mosley, in the North Atlantic, SW of Sable Island, 55 dead, 0 survivors 43.18N 61.08W 18/03/1945
U-870 Submarine Bombed by American Fortress aircraft at Bremen 30/03/1945
U-905 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Conn in the Minch Channel, Scotland, 45 dead, 0 survivors 58.34N 05.46W 27/03/1945
U-96 Submarine Bombed by American forces in Wilhelmshaven 30/03/1945
U-965 Submarine Depth charged by British warship Rupert & Conn in the Minch Channel, SW of Cape Wrath, 51 dead, 0 survivors 58.34N 05.46W 30/03/1945
F 06 Escort Bombed by American Army aircraft at Wilhelmshaven Naval Dockyard 30/04/1945
Uj 205 Corvette Bombed by American Army aircraft at Venice 27/03/1945
M 15 Minesweeper Bombed by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour 11/03/1945
M 16 Minesweeper Bombed by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour 11/03/1945
M 18 Minesweeper Damaged by bombs from by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour ship damaged beyond repair 11/03/1945
M 19 Minesweeper Damaged by bombs from by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour ship damaged beyond repair 11/03/1945
M 266 Minesweeper Bombed by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour 11/03/1945
M 329 Minesweeper Bombed by American Army aircraft at Wilhelmshaven Naval Dockyard 30/04/1945
M 412 Minesweeper Beached & scuttled at Granville, Normandy 09/03/1945
M 522 Minesweeper Bombed by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour 11/03/1945
M 575 Minesweeper Capsized off Oeresund, Baltic Sea 02/03/1945
M 804 Minesweeper Bombed by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour 11/03/1945
M 805 Minesweeper Bombed by American Army aircraft at Kiel Harbour 11/03/1945
Schleswig-Holstein Coastal Battleship Aground in shallow water off Gdynia following bomb damage 21/03/1945. Bombed by British aircraft at Gotenhaven 01/05/1945
Damaged Report
U-234 Submarine Damaged in collision by German submarine U-1301 off Norwegian coast 29/03/1945
U-1301 Submarine Damaged in collision with German submarine U-234, boat's bow & torpedo caps damaged 29/03/1945. Constructive total loss
U-1197 Submarine Damaged by bombs from American aircraft at Bremen 30/03/1945
France flag Lost Report
Amiral Charner Sloop Scuttled in French Indo-China 10/03/1945
Marne Sloop Scuttled at Cantho River, Vietnam 10/03/1945

 

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
Bon Homme Richard Fleet Carrier New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY Apr 1944 12 x 5"; 32 x 40 mm; 46 x 20 mm; 91 aircraft 4"-2.5" 32.7 27208 2682
Beatty Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Nov 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Bristol Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA Oct 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Dennis J Buckley Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Dec 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Henry W Tucker Destroyer Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Nov 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Hugh Purvis Destroyer FederalĀ  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Dec 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
John A Bole Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY Nov 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Myles C Fox Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jan 1945 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Robert K Huntington Destroyer Todd Co, Tacoma, WA Dec 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Rogers Destroyer Fore River Co, Quincy, MA Nov 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Rowan Destroyer Todd Co, Tacoma, WA Dec 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Strong Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, CA Apr 1944 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.5 2610 336
Catfish Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Nov 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Cutlass 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 1570 80
Diablo Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH Dec 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1570 80
Macabi Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI Sep 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Roncador Submarine William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA May 1944 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 2 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Stickleback Submarine Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA Jan 1945 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Cape Gloucester Escort Carrier Todd Co, Tacoma, WA Sep 1944 2 x 5"; 36 x 40 mm; 20 x 20 mm; 33 aircraft   19 10330 1066
Heyliger Destroyer Escort FederalĀ  Shipbuilding, Kearny, NJ Aug 1944 2 x 5"; 4 x 40 mm; 10 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; 3 x 21" TT 23 1430 156
Alexandria Frigate American Shipbuilding, Lorain, OH Jan 1944 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
McCook Minesweeper Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, WA Apr 1942 5 x 5"; 6 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT 35 1839 208
Frament Transport Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, 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
Tatum Transport Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Aug 1943 1 x 5"; 6 x 40 mm; 6 x 20 mm; 2 x DC racks; 4 x LCVP; 162 troops 23 1432 186
Weber Transport Bethlehem Steel, Quincy, MA May 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
Colossus Light Carrier Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne Sep 1943 24 x 1.6"; 37 Aircraft   25 13190 1300
Vengeance Light Carrier Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Feb 1944 24 x 1.6"; 37 Aircraft 25 18040 1300
Chieftain Destroyer Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Feb 1945 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 4 x 21" TT 36.75 2535 222
Anchorite Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Aug 1944 1 x 4"; 10 x 21" TT 18.5 1385 61
Scorcher Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Dec 1944 1 x 4"; 6 x 21" TT 14.75 814 48
Empire Lagan Escort Carrier Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester, PA Dec 1939 3 x 4"; 15 x 20 mm; 16 Aircraft 16.5 12860 555
Mameluke Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Jul 1944 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Mandate Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Aug 1944 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
netherlands flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Tijgerhaai Submarine Vickers & Armstrong, Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness Nov 1944 1 x 4"; 11 x 21" TT 15.25 1090 61
brazil flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Babitonga Destroyer Escort Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE Jul 1943 3 x 3"; 2 x 40 mm; 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
I-14 Submarine Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe 1 x 5.5"; 7 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 2 Aircraft   16.7 2620 114
I-361 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard 5 x Kaiten subs; 2 x 25 mm; 1 x Landing Craft; 82 tons cargo or 100 troops 13 1440 60
I-367 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe 5 x Kaiten subs; 2 x 25 mm; 1 x Landing Craft; 82 tons cargo or 100 troops 13 1440 60
Ha-109 Submarine Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Kobe Dec 1944 1 x 25 mm AA; 600 tons cargo 10 370 21
Kojima Patrol Ship Sasebo Naval Dockyard Feb 1945 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
CD 077 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 213 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 048 Escort Fujinagata Shipyard, Osaka 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 106 Escort Ishikawajima Harina Heavy Industries, Tokyo 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 126 Escort Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Senshu 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 154 Escort Harima Co, Harima 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 194 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Feb 1945 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 196 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Feb 1945 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
CD 198 Escort Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Feb 1945 2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160
Hodaka Escort Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Jan 1945 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Iwo Escort Maizuru Naval Dockyard Feb 1945 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Kanawa Escort Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Nov 1944 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Shiga Escort Sasebo Naval Dockyard Feb 1945 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Takane Escort Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Feb 1945 3 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
Enoki Destroyer Escort Maizuru Naval Dockyard Jan 1945 3 x 5"; 24 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 60 DC   27.8 1262 150
Hagi Destroyer Escort Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Nov 1944 3 x 5"; 24 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 60 DC   27.8 1262 150
Kaki Destroyer Escort Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Dec 1944 3 x 5"; 24 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 60 DC   27.8 1262 150
Nashi Destroyer Escort Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Jan 1945 3 x 5"; 24 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 60 DC   27.8 1262 150
Shii Destroyer Escort Maizuru Naval Dockyard Jan 1945 3 x 5"; 24 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 60 DC   27.8 1262 150
Sumire Destroyer Escort Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Dec 1944 3 x 5"; 24 x 25 mm; 4 x 24" TT; 60 DC   27.8 1262 150
Shiga Minesweeper Sasebo Naval Dockyard Feb 1945 3 x 4.7" 45 calibre (1 x 2, 1 x 1); 6 x 0.98" (25 mm) AA; 120 DC 19.5 940 150
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U-1407 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Feb 1945 2 x 21" TT 25 19
U-2365 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Jan 1945 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-2366 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Feb 1945 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-2367 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Feb 1945 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-2541 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2542 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2543 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Feb 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2544 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Feb 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-2546 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Feb 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3034 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3035 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3037 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3038 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3039 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3040 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3041 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Feb 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3044 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Mar 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3526 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Dec 1944 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3527 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3528 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3529 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-3530 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jan 1945 4 x 30 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 12 Mines 15.5 1595 53
U-4704 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Feb 1945 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-4709 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Feb 1945 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14
U-4711 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Feb 1945 2 x 21" TT 15 230 14

 

Neutral Commissioned

No neutral ships commissioned this month