List of ships sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy

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This list of military ships sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy lists all vessels sunk by ships commissioned in the Imperial Japanese Navy, and by Japanese naval aircraft, listed alphabetically by ship name.

Australia[edit]

Britain[edit]

Warships[edit]

  • HMS Cicala
  • HMS Cornwall: British heavy cruiser sunk 5 April 1942 by carrier based aircraft during the Indian Ocean raid.
  • HMS Dorsetshire: British heavy cruiser sunk 5 April 1942 by carrier based aircraft during the Indian Ocean raid.
  • HMS Dragonfly
  • HMS Electra: British destroyer sunk 27 February 1942 by naval gun fire during the Battle of the Java Sea.
  • HMS Encounter: British destroyer sunk 1 March 1942 by naval gunfire.
  • HMS Exeter: British heavy cruiser sunk 1 March 1942 by naval gunfire and a torpedo from Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi during the Battle of Java Sea.
  • HMS Grasshopper
  • HMS Hermes: British aircraft carrier sunk 9 April 1942 by carrier-based aircraft during the Indian Ocean raid.
  • HMS Hollyhock: British corvette sunk 9 April 1942 by carrier-based aircraft during the Indian Ocean raid.
  • HMS Pathfinder:. British Destroyer sunk 11 February 1945 by aircraft off Ramree Island, Burma.
  • HMS Peterel British gunboat sunk by naval gunfire at Shanghai 8 December 1941.
  • HMS Porpoise: British Submarine sunk 1945 by aircraft possibly assisted by naval escorts.[1]
  • HMS Prince of Wales: British battleship sunk 10 December 1941 by land based aircraft near Malaya.
  • HMS Repulse: British battlecruiser sunk 10 December 1941 by land based aircraft near Malaya.
  • HMS Scorpion British gunboat sunk 13 February 1942 by naval gunfire from light cruiser Yura and destroyers Fubuki and Asagiri.[2]
  • HMS Stonehenge: British submarine, overdue and assumed mined 1944.
  • HMS Stratagem: British submarine sunk 22 November 1944 by sub-chaser CH-35.[3]
  • HMS Stronghold: British destroyer sunk 1942.
  • HMS Tenedos: British destroyer sunk 5 April 1942 during the Indian Ocean raid.
  • HMS Thanet: British destroyer sunk on 27 January 1942 by light cruiser Sendai and five destroyers.
  • HMS Thracian: British destroyer badly damaged by bombing 16 December 1941 and scuttled. Later raised by the Japanese and put into service as PB-101.[4]

Auxiliaries[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • HMNZS Moa (T233): New Zealand minesweeper sunk on 7 April 1943 by aircraft at Tulagi Harbour in the Solomon Islands

United States of America[edit]

Aircraft Carriers[edit]

Escort Carriers[edit]

Battleships[edit]

  • USS Arizona: American battleship sunk 7 December 1941 by carrier-based aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • USS California: American battleship sunk 7 December 1941 by carrier-based aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Later raised, modernized, and sent back into combat.
  • USS Nevada: American battleship sunk 7 December 1941 by carrier-based aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Later raised, modernized, and sent back into combat.
  • USS Oklahoma: American battleship sunk 7 December 1941 by carrier-based aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Later raised and sank while under tow to the scrappers.

Cruisers[edit]

Destroyers[edit]

Destroyer Escorts[edit]

Submarines[edit]

  • USS Albacore Sunk 7 November 1944 by Japanese mines.[10]
  • USS Amberjack Sunk 16 February 1943 by torpedo boat Hiyodori and sub-chaser CH-18 and a 958th Kōkūtai E13A1 Jake.[10]
  • USS Argonaut Sunk 10 January 1943 by destroyers Maikaze and Isokaze.[10]
  • USS Barbel Sunk 4 February 1945 by land-based naval aircraft.[10]
  • USS Bonefish Sunk 19 June 1945 by kaibokan Okinawa, CD-63, CD-75, CD-158 and CD-207.[10]
  • USS Capelin Possibly sunk November 1943 by minelayer Wakataka and 934th Kōkūtai aircraft or a Japanese mine.[10]
  • USS Cisco Sunk 28 September 1943 by gunboat Karatsu - the former USS Luzon, and a 954th Kōkūtai B5N2 Kate.[10]
  • USS Corvina The only known instance of a US submarine being sunk by a Japanese submarine, sunk by I-176.[10]
  • USS Escolar Sunk 17 October 1944 by a Japanese mine.[10]
  • USS Flier Sunk 13 August 1944 by Japanese mines.[10]
  • USS Grampus Sunk 5 March 1943 by destroyers Minegumo and Murasame or by 958th Kōkūtai naval aircraft.[10]
  • USS Grayback Sunk 27 February 1944 by land-based B5N2 Kates from Okinawa.[10]
  • USS Grayling Sunk 9 September 1943 by ramming from transport Hokuan Maru.[10]
  • USS Grenadier Sunk 22 April 1943 by 936th Kōkūtai seaplanes.[10]
  • USS Growler Sunk 8 November 1944 by destroyer Shigure, and kaibokan Chiburi and CD-19.[10]
  • USS Golet Sunk 14 June 1944 by gunboat Miya Maru and auxiliary sub-chaser Bunzan Maru.[10]
  • USS Gudgeon Sunk 18 April 1944 by 901st Kōkūtai naval aircraft.[10]
  • USS Harder Sunk 24 August 1944 by kaibokan CD-22.[10]
  • USS Kete Sunk 20 March 1945 by Japanese mines.[10]
  • USS Lagarto Sunk 3 May 1945 by minelayer Hatsutaka.[10]
  • USS Perch Sunk 3 March 1942 by destroyer Ushio.[10]
  • USS Pickerel Sunk 3 April 1943 by minelayer Shirakami and auxiliary sub-chaser Bunzan Maru.
  • USS Pompano Sunk August or September 1943 by either surface and air attack or Japanese mines.[10]
  • USS Runner Sunk June 1943 by either a Japanese mine or combined surface and air attack.[10]
  • USS S-44 Sunk 7 October 1943 by escort Ishigaki.[10]
  • USS Sealion: Damaged by bombing on 10 December 1941 at Cavite, Luzon, later scuttled.[10]
  • USS Scamp Sunk 11 November 1944 by kaibokan CD-4 with naval aircraft.[10]
  • USS Sculpin Sunk 19 November 1943 by destroyer Yamagumo.[10]
  • USS Scorpion Possibly sunk January 1944 by Japanese mine.[10]
  • USS Shark Sunk 11 February 1942 by destroyer Yamakaze.[10]
  • USS Shark Sunk 24 October 1944 by destroyers Harukaze and Take.[10]
  • USS Snook Sunk 9 April 1945 by kaibokan Okinawa, CD-8, CD-32, and CD-52 with a 951st Kōkūtai E13A1 Jake and Q1W1 Lorna.[10]
  • USS Swordfish Possibly sunk 4 January 1945 by kaibokan CD-4 or a mine.[10]
  • USS Trigger Sunk 28 March 1945 by kaibokan Mikura, CD-33 and CD-59.[10]
  • USS Triton Sunk 15 March 1943 by destroyer Satsuki or sub-chaser CH-24.[10]
  • USS Trout Sunk 8 February 1944 by destroyer Asashimo.[10]
  • USS Wahoo Sunk 11 October 1943 by sub-chasers CH-15, CH-43 and 3 E13A1 Jakes.[10]

Amphibious Warfare Ships[edit]

  • USS LCI(G)-82 4 April 45 Shinyo (suicide motorboat) off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LCI(G)-365 10 January 45 Shinyo (suicide motorboat) in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • USS LCI(M)-974 10 January 45 Shinyo (suicide motorboat) in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • USS LCS(L)-7 16 January 45 Shinyo (suicide motorboat) off Mariveles, Corregidor Channel, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • USS LCS(L)-15 22 April 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LCS(L)-26 14 February 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LCS(L)-33 12 April 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LCS(L)(3)-49 16 February 45 Shinyo (suicide motorboat) off Mariveles, Corregidor Channel, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • USS LSM-12 4 April 45 foundered after being damaged by a Shinyo (suicide motorboat) off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LSM-20 5 December 44 Kamikaze aircraft off Ormoc, Leyte, Philippine Islands
  • USS LSM-59 21 June 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LSM-135 25 May 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LSM(R)-190 4 May 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LSM(R)-194 4 May 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LSM(R)-195 3 May 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LSM-318 7 December 44 Kamikaze aircraft off Ormoc, Leyte, Philippine Islands
  • USS LST-460 21 December 44 Kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, Philippine Islands
  • USS LST-447 7 April 45 Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
  • USS LST-472 15 December 44 Kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, Philippine Islands
  • USS LST-738 15 December 44 Kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, Philippine Islands
  • USS LST-749 21 December 44 Kamikaze aircraft off Mindoro, Philippine Islands

Mine Warfare Craft[edit]

Oilers[edit]

Transports[edit]

Motor Torpedo Boats[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]