List of ship decommissionings in 1946

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The list of ship decommissionings in 1946 includes a chronological list of all ships decommissioned in 1946.

Operator Ship Class and type Fate Other notes
4 January  Royal Navy Begum Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Raki
5 January  Royal Navy Attacker Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Castel Forte
10 January  United States Navy Ramapo Oiler Sold for scrap
15 January  United States Navy Breese Destroyer Sold for scrap
16 January  United States Navy Salinas Oiler Sold for scrap
17 January  Royal Navy Ameer Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Robin Kirk
18 January  United States Navy Mount Vernon Troop transport Returned to owners
26 January  Royal Navy Khedive Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Rempang
29 January  Royal Navy Ruler Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Stricken in 1946
4 February  Royal Navy Empress Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Stricken in 1946
12 February  Royal Navy Battler Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Stricken in 1946
12 February  Royal Navy Emperor Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Stricken in 1946
12 February  Royal Navy Pursuer Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Scrapped in 1946
12 February  Royal Navy Striker Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Scrapped in 1946
26 February  Royal Navy Ravager Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Robin Trent
27 February  Royal Navy Slinger Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Robin Mowbray
28 February  United States Navy Abarenda Sold for scrap
1 March  United States Navy Sepulga Oiler Sold for scrap
3 March  Royal Navy Arbiter Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Coracero
3 March  Royal Navy Trouncer Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Greystoke Castle
6 March  United States Navy Tippecanoe Oiler Sold for scrap
12 March  Royal Navy Puncher Bogue class escort carrier Returned to the United States Converted to merchant Muncaster Castle
26 March  United States Navy Long Island Long Island class escort carrier Sold Converted to merchant Nelly
28 March  United States Navy Charger Charger class escort carrier Sold Converted to merchant Fairsea
2 April  Royal Navy Premier Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as Rhodesia Star
5 April  United States Navy Wake Island Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
6 April  Royal Navy Smiter Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Artillero
12 April  Royal Navy Trumpeter Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Alblasserdijk
15 April  United States Navy Nehenta Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
19 April  United States Navy Kitkun Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
19 April  United States Navy Makin Island Casablanca class aircraft transport Scrapped
20 April  United States Navy Badoeng Strait Commencement Bay class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1947
26 April  United States Navy Admiralty Islands Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
30 April  United States Navy Tulagi Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
1 May  United States Navy Takanis Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
3 May  United States Navy Card Bogue class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to MSTS in 1958
9 May  United States Navy Roi Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
9 May  United States Navy Salamaua Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
12 May  Royal Navy Chaser Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Aagtekerk
15 May  United States Navy Kalinin Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
15 May  United States Navy Solomons Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
20 May  United States Navy Croatan Bogue class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service in 1958
20 May  United States Navy Natoma Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
20 May  Royal Navy Reaper Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant South Africa Star
21 May  United States Navy Gilbert Islands Commencement Bay class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
22 May  United States Navy Didrickson Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service in 1952
28 May  United States Navy Block Island Commencement Bay class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
28 May  United States Navy Trinity Oiler Sold for scrap
30 May  United States Navy Daniel T. Griffin Destroyer escort Sold to Chile
8 June  United States Navy Attu Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Attempted sale as merchant Gay
8 June  United States Navy Edsall Destroyer escort Sold for scrap
8 June  United States Navy Wakefield Troop transport Sold for scrap Reserve until 1959
10 June  United States Navy Casablanca Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
14 June  United States Navy Kadashan Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
19 June  United States Navy Saginaw Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
28 June  United States Navy Shipley Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
1 July  United States Navy Patoka Oiler Sold for scrap
1 July  United States Navy Steamer Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
3 July  United States Navy Kula Gulf Commencement Bay class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
5 July  United States Navy Copahee Bogue class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
6 July  United States Navy Kasaan Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
6 July  United States Navy Tulagi Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped
10 July  United States Navy White Plains Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
15 July  United States Navy Guadalcanal Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
17 July  Royal Navy Speaker Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Lancero
20 July  United States Navy Corregidor Casablanca class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to Military Sea Transport Service
20 July  United States Navy Hoggatt Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
29 July  United States Navy Arkansas Battleship Target ship
31 July  United States Navy Manila Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
31 July  United States Navy Manila Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
5 August  United States Navy Coral Sea Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
7 August  United States Navy Thetis Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1956
9 August  United States Navy Makassar Strait Casablanca class escort carrier Target ship Reserve until stricken in 1958
9 August  United States Navy Vella Gulf Commencement Bay class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1970
14 August  United States Navy Chenango Sangamon class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
14 August  United States Navy Fanshaw Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
16 August  United States Navy Kwajalein Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1960
20 August  United States Navy Breton Bogue class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to MSTS in 1959
22 August  United States Navy Cape Esperance Casablanca class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service
23 August  Royal Norwegian Navy Honningsvåg Naval trawler Scrapped Sold as trawler Honningsvåg in 1947
28 August  United States Navy Independence Independence class light aircraft carrier Sunk as a target Radiation research hulk
29 August  United States Navy Barnes Bogue class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
29 August  United States Navy Prince William Bogue class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
13 September  United States Navy Munda Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1958
17 September  United States Navy Rapidan Oiler Sold for scrap
27 September  United States Navy Altamaha Bogue class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
4 October  United States Navy Core Bogue class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to MSTS in 1958
9 October  United States Navy Nassau Bogue class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
11 October  United States Navy Mantanikau Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1960
18 October  United States Navy Puget Sound Commencement Bay class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1960
21 October  United States Navy Santee Sangamon class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
24 October  United States Navy Lunga Point Casablanca class aircraft transport Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1960
29 October  United States Navy Ranger Light aircraft carrier Sold for scrap
31 October  Royal Navy Queen Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Roebiah
31 October  United States Navy West Point Troop transport Returned to owners
3 November  United States Navy Bougainville Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1960
5 November  United States Navy Cape Gloucester Commencement Bay class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1971
8 November  United States Navy Bennington Essex class aircraft carrier Reserve Recommissioned in 1951
9 November  United States Navy Bogue Bogue class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
21 November  Royal Navy Ranee Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Friesland
27 November  United States Navy Commencement Bay Commencement Bay class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1971
30 November  United States Navy Sitkoh Bay Casablanca class escort carrier Reserve Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service
11 December  Royal Navy Fencer Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Sydney
12 December  United States Navy Savo Island Casablanca class escort carrier Scrapped Reserve until stricken in 1959
13 December  Royal Navy Atheling Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Roma
13 December  United States Navy Lamberton Destroyer Sold for scrap
13 December  Royal Navy Patroller Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Almkerk
13 December  Royal Navy Rajah Attacker class escort carrier Returned to the United States Sold as merchant Drente
Date uncertain  Germany Bussard Bussard class seaplane tender Surrendered to the United States
Date uncertain  Germany Falke Bussard class seaplane tender Surrendered to the Soviet Union
Date uncertain  Germany Gunther Pluschow Krischan class light seaplane tender Surrendered to the Soviet Union Renamed Kodor

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1946
Ship launches: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Ship commissionings: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Ship decommissionings: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
Shipwrecks: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951