Key WWII events - August 1945

Atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima
Soviet Union declare war on Japan
Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
Soviet Union forces attack Manchuria
Japan accepts surrender terms
British forces reoccupy Singapore

German submarine U-977 interned at Mar del Plata, Argentina

German submarine U-977 interned at Mar del Plata, Argentina

Axis Aug-45 Allied
thailand flag japan flag Total Class Total USA flag british flag France 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 chile flag italy flag
0 0 0 Battleships 38 23 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0
0 0 0 Fleet Carriers 16 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 Light Carriers 13 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 Heavy Cruisers 27 13 6 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
0 2 2 Light Cruisers 85 38 30 6 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
8 11 11 Destroyers 564 349 132 12 14 11 0 4 2 4 5 5 2 15 2 6 7 17
4 39 39 Submarines 416 229 121 19 0 0 0 2 10 2 3 4 1 3 4 9 9 28
0 1 1 Escort Carriers 100 61 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 126 126 Escorts 1010 449 413 33 77 8 2 2 1 4 9 14 0 1 0 2 3 15
3 0 0 Other 68 47 6 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 3 0

 

 

Class soviet flag columbia flag denmark flag sweden flag portugal flag spain flag
Battleships 3 0 0 0 0 0
Fleet Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Light Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy Cruisers 6 0 0 0 0 1
Light Cruisers 2 0 0 1 0 5
Destroyers 49 2 0 24 5 16
Submarines 156 0 0 26 4 5
Escort Carriers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorts 25 0 0 2 0 0
Other 0 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
Bullhead Submarine Bombed by Japanese Mitsubishi Ki-51 aircraft, NE of Bali, 84 dead, 0 survivors 08.20S 115.42E 06/08/1945
Damaged Report
Pennsylvania Battleship Damaged by torpedo from Japanese aircraft, whilst at anchor in Buckner Bay, Okinawa. Torpedo hit her in the stern area, doing extensive damage leaving a 30' hole & flooding, 20 dead, 10 injured 12/08/1945. Towed by 2 salvage tugs into shallow water to begin emergency repair 13/08/1945. Departed under tow of 2 tugs to Guam 18/08/1945. Arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam & entered the floating dry dock 06/09/1945. Departed Guam after large metal plates were welded over the damaged area enabled her to leave for the US under her own power 04/10/1945. No. 3 propeller shaft suddenly slipped inside the stern tube whilst at sea in the Pacific Ocean. Divers cut the shaft free & it sank to the bottom of the sea 17/10/1945. Arrived at Puget Sound Navy Yard on one propeller 24/10/1945
Wasp Carrier Damaged by typhoon 25/08/1945
Borie Destroyer Damaged by Japanese Kamikaze aircraft strike, off Okinawa. Kamikaze crashed into ship between her mast & gun director, 48 dead, 66 injured 09/08/1945. Arrived at Saipan escorted by American warship Borie 17/08/1945
Abbot Destroyer Damaged her starboard propeller & propeller shaft whilst steaming at 32 knots of the coast of Japan. She was part of a gunfire line what was tasked to attack targets along the Japanese coast. Her speed was limited to 23 knots & she returned to the main Task Force 08/08/1945. Arrived at Saipan escorting damaged American warship Borie 17/08/1945
soviet flag Lost Report
L  19 Submarine Mined off the La Perouse Strait 24/08/1945
 

 

Axis Losses

japan flag Lost Report
I-373 Submarine Torpedoed by American submarine Spikefish, 190 miles SE of Shanghai, in the East China Sea. Boat was caught & the surface & hit by 2 torpedoes, 85 dead, 1 survivor captured 29.02N 123.53E 14/08/1945
Ohama Escort Sunk by aircraft from American warships Task Force 38 Onagawa Bay 10/08/1945
Inagi Escort Sunk by aircraft from American warships Task Force 38 off Hachinohe Harbour 40.32N 141.30E 09/08/1945
Ikara Escort Mined in Koguchi channel, Nanao Wan 37.05N 137.00E 09/08/1945
Kanju Escort Sunk by Soviet aircraft off Wonsan, Korea 39.10N 127.27E 15/08/1945
Amakusa Escort Sunk by aircraft from British warship Formidable, off Onagawa 38.26N 141.30E 09/08/1945
CD 047 Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Torsk 14 miles WNW of Maizuru, Kyushu 35.41N 134.38E 14/08/1945
CD 039 Escort Sunk by aircraft from American warships Task Force 38 off Koje Island 35.06N 129.03E 07/08/1945
CD 213 Escort Bombed by Soviet aircraft off Pusan, Korea 35.10N 129.00E 18/08/1945
CD 013 Escort Torpedoed by American submarine Torsk 14 miles WNW of Maizuru, Kyushu 35.41N 134.38E 14/08/1945
CD 075 Escort Lost during passage from Wakhanai to Hokkaido 23/08/1945
CD 046 Escort Mined off Mokpo, Yellow Sea 34.51N 126.02E 17/08/1945
CD 082 Escort Bombed by Soviet aircraft 7 miles SSW of Kumsudan NE of Korea 41.12N 130.00E 10/08/1945
Damaged Report
Fuyuzuki Destroyer Damaged by mine at Moji, blowing off her stern 20/08/1945. Surrendered at Sasebo in damaged condition & without her armament 02/09/1945. Later used as breakwater at Takamatsu 20/11/1945
Kamikaze Destroyer Surrendered at Singapore to British forces 29/08/1945
Asagao Destroyer Damaged by mine laid by American Boeing B-29 Super Fortress aircraft, in Shimonoseki Straits. Ship is badly damaged, but makes for Shimonoseki 22/08/1945
I-402 Submarine Damaged by strafing from American North American P-51D Mustang fighter aircraft, during an air raid on Kure. Her main fuel tanks were punctured, 2 injured 11/08/1945
I-36 Submarine Damaged by strafing from American North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft, during an air raid on Kure. Her fuel tanks & radar were damaged 11/08/1945
I-505 Submarine Surrendered at Djakarta being seized by Indonesian rebels 15/08/1945. Seized by British Gurkha forces 01/09/1945
I-501 Submarine Surrendered at Singapore to British forces 29/08/1945
I-502 Submarine Surrendered at Singapore to British forces 29/08/1945
I-506 Submarine Surrendered at Djakarta being seized by Indonesian rebels 15/08/1945. Seized by British Gurkha forces 01/09/1945
CD 004 Escort Damaged by air attack Toba 34.28N 136.42E 13/08/1945
CD 063 Escort Damaged by mine in Nanao Bay 10/08/1945
Tokiwa Minelayer Damaged by mine 04/1945. Bombed & sunk by American aircraft in shallow water at Ominato  08/08/1945
Ataka Gunboat Surrendered at Singapore 29/08/1945
german flag Lost Report
U-977 Submarine Boat heard Grand Admiral Donitz surrender order off the Norwegian coast & ignored it 04/05/1945. Interned at Mar del Plata, Argentina, after 66 day submerged trip from Norway this was in contravention of the surrender terms 17/08/1945. U-boat surrendered to USA at Boston 13/11/1945
 

 

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
Boxer Fleet Carrier Newport News Shipbuilding Co, Newport, VA Dec 1944 12 x 5"; 32 x 40 mm; 46 x 20 mm; 91 aircraft 4"-2.5" 32.7 27208 2682
Macon Heavy Cruiser New York Shipbuilding Co, Camden, NJ Oct 1944 9 x 8"; 12 x 5"; 48 x 40 mm; 4 aircraft 6"-4" 33 13600 2039
Cone Destroyer Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY May 1945 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Ernest G Small Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jun 1945 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Henderson Destroyer Todd Co, Tacoma, WA May 1945 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
John R Craig Destroyer Consolidated Steel, Orange, TX Apr 1945 6 x 5"; 12 x 40 mm; 11 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   36.8 2616 336
Taylor Destroyer Union Iron Works, Bath, ME Jun 1942 5 x 5"; 4 x 1.1"; 6 x 20mm; 10 x 21" TT   38 2325 273
Waters Destroyer William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Mar 1918 4 x 4"; 2 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1090 139
Cobbler Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Apr 1945 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Cochino Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Apr 1945 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Mero Submarine Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manatowoc, WI Jan 1945 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1525 80
Sirago Submarine Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH May 1945 1 x 5"; 1 x 40 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 10 x 21" TT   20.25 1570 80
Drury Destroyer Escort Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA Apr 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 1.1"; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog 19.5 1192 156
Hayter Transport Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Nov 1943 1 x 5"; 6 x 40 mm; 6 x 20 mm; 2 x DC racks; 4 x LCVP; 162 troops 23 1432 186
Joseph C Hubbard Transport Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Nov 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
Ocean Light Carrier Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan Jul 1944 31 x 1.6"; 37 Aircraft 25 18040 1300
Leander Light Cruiser Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth Sep 1931 6 x 6"; 8 x 4"; 4 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft 3.5"-1" 32.5 9280 570
Chaplet Destroyer John I. Thornycroft, Woolston, Southampton Jul 1944 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 4 x 21" TT 36.75 2535 222
Chevron Destroyer Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan Feb 1944 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 4 x 21" TT 36.75 2535 222
Crescent Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Jul 1944 4 x 4.5"; 2 x 40 mm ; 4 x 21" TT 36.75 2535 222
Springer Submarine Cammell Laird, Birkenhead May 1945 1 x 4"; 6 x 21" TT 14.75 814 48
Begonia Corvette Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley Sep 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Calendula Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Mar 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Candytuft Corvette Grangemouth Dockyard Co, Grangemouth  Jul 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Heartsease Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Apr 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Hibiscus Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Apr 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Larkspur Corvette Fleming & Ferguson Shipbuilding, Paisley Sep 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Periwinkle Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Feb 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Snapdragon Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Feb 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Veronica Corvette Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Oct 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Mystic Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Nov 1944 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Nerissa Minesweeper Redfern Construction Co, Toronto, ON Nov 1944 1 x 4"; 90 DC 16.5 1265 138
Orcadia Minesweeper Port Arthur Shipbuilding, Port Arthur, ON Aug 1944 1 x 4"; 4 x 40 mm ; 40 DC 16.5 1265 138
France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Mistral Destroyer Chanteiers de la Mediterranee, La Sayne Jun 1925 4 x 5.1"; 2 x 37 mm; 2 x 13.2 mm; 6 x 21.7" TT 30 1319 138
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
EK-12 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
EK-13 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
EK-14 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
EK-15 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
EK-16 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
EK-17 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
EK-18 Frigate Consolidated Steel Co., San Pedro, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
EK-19 Frigate Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
EK-20 Frigate Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, CA Sep 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
EK-21 Frigate Consolidated Steel Corp., Wilmington, CA Oct 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
EK-22 Frigate Consolidated Steel Co., San Pedro, CA Nov 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
EK-23 Frigate Consolidated Steel Co., San Pedro, CA Dec 1943 3 x 3"; 4 x 40 mm ; 9 x 20 mm; 1 Hedgehog; DC   20 1509 190
 

 

Axis Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
I-36 Submarine Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Nov 1941 4 x Kaiten; 6 x 21" TT 23.6 2198 101
I-156 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Mar 1928 2 x Kaitan; 8 x 21" TT 20 1635 79
I-157 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard Oct 1928 2 x Kaitan; 8 x 21" TT 20 1635 79
I-159 Submarine Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Mar 1929 2 x Kaitan; 8 x 21" TT 20 1635 79
Ha-208 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard   1 x 3.1"; 1 x HMG; 2 x 21" TT 10.5 320 22
Ha-209 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard   1 x 3.1"; 1 x HMG; 2 x 21" TT 10.5 320 22
Ha-210 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard   1 x 3.1"; 1 x HMG; 2 x 21" TT 10.5 320 22
Ha-207 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard   1 x 3.1"; 1 x HMG; 2 x 21" TT 10.5 320 22
Ha-216 Submarine Sasebo Naval Dockyard   1 x 3.1"; 1 x HMG; 2 x 21" TT 10.5 320 22
CD 013 Escort Asano Shipbuilding Co, Tsurumi, Yokohama   2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 16.5 745 136
CD 160 Escort Harima Co, Harima   2 x 4.7"; 6 x 25 mm; 120 DC 17.5 740 160

 

Neutral Commissioned

No neutral ships commissioned this month