List of ship commissionings in 1942

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The list of ship commissionings in 1942 includes a chronological list of some of the ships commissioned in 1942.

Operator Ship Class and type Pennant Other notes
20 February  United States Navy Croatan Bogue-class escort carrier CVE-14
2 March  Royal Navy Avenger Avenger-class escort carrier D14 Former merchant Rio Hudson
2 March  Royal Navy Biter Avenger-class escort carrier D97 Former merchant Rio Parana
3 March  United States Navy Charger Charger-class escort carrier AVG-30 Former merchant Rio de la Plata
March  Royal Navy Maria Wreck dispersal vessel Former German weather ship WBS 8 August Wriedt
1 May Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe Bussard Bussard-class seaplane tender Completion date
3 June  Royal Navy Invicta Landing Ship, Infantry Built as SS Invicta for Southern Railway and requistioned on completion.
15 June  United States Navy Copahee Bogue-class escort carrier CVE-12
22 June  Royal Navy Anson King George V-class battleship 79
1 July  Royal Navy Dasher Avenger-class escort carrier D37 Former merchant Rio de Janeiro
9 August  Kriegsmarine Schnelles Geleitboot 1 Sans Souci-class sloop SG 1
20 August  United States Navy Nassau Bogue-class escort carrier CVE-16
21 August  United States Navy Chenango Sangamon-class escort carrier ACV-28
25 August  United States Navy Sangamon Sangamon-class escort carrier ACV-26 Recommissioning after conversion
29 August  Royal Navy Howe King George V-class battleship 32
31 August  United States Navy Direct Adroit-class minesweeper AM-90
7 September  Kriegsmarine Schnelles Geleitboot 2 Sans Souci-class sloop SG 2
15 September  United States Navy Altamaha Bogue-class escort carrier CVE-18
19 September  United States Navy Chenango Sangamon-class escort carrier ACV-28
24 September  United States Suwannee Sangamon-class escort carrier ACV-27 Recommissioning after conversion
26 September  United States Navy Bogue Bogue-class escort carrier CVE-9 Former merchant Steel Advocate
30 September  Royal Navy Attacker Attacker-class escort carrier D02 Lend-Lease acquisition, former USS Barnes
31 October  Royal Navy Battler Attacker-class escort carrier D18 Lend-Lease acquisition, former USS Altamaha
2 November  Kriegsmarine Schnelles Geleitboot 3 Sans Souci-class sloop SG 3
8 November  United States Navy Card Bogue-class escort carrier CVE-11
22 November Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe Falke Bussard-class seaplane tender Completion date
21 December  Royal Navy Stalker Attacker-class escort carrier D91 Lend-Lease acquisition, former USS Hamlin
10 December  United States Navy Core Bogue-class escort carrier CVE-13
31 December  United States Navy Essex Essex-class aircraft carrier CV-9
December Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe Boelcke Karl Meyer-class seaplane tender Completion date
Unknown date  Kriegsmarine Kehdingen Weather ship WBS 6


See also[edit]

Ship events in 1942
Ship launches: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship commissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship decommissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Shipwrecks: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947