List of United States Navy losses in World War II

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List of United States Navy and Coast Guard ships lost during World War II, from 31 October 1941 to 31 December 1946[1], sorted by type and name. This listing also includes constructive losses which are ships that were damaged beyond economical repair and disposed of.

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Combatants[edit]

Battleships (BB)[edit]

Name Class Location Date Cause
Arizona Pennsylvania 21°21′N 157°57′W / 21.350°N 157.950°W / 21.350; -157.950, Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 Sunk by carrier-based aircraft bombs.
Oklahoma Nevada Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 Capsized by carrier-based aircraft torpedoes, raised in 1943, sank 17 May 1947 in a storm while being towed to San Francisco for scrapping.

Aircraft carriers (CV/CVL)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Hornet (CV-8) 08°38′S 166°43′E / 8.633°S 166.717°E / -8.633; 166.717, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands 26 October 1942 Sunk by carrier-based aircraft bombs and torpedoes
Lexington (CV-2) 15°12′S 155°27′E / 15.200°S 155.450°E / -15.200; 155.450, Battle of the Coral Sea 8 May 1942 Sunk by carrier-based aircraft bombs and torpedoes
Princeton (CVL-23) 15°21′N 123°31′E / 15.350°N 123.517°E / 15.350; 123.517, Battle of Leyte Gulf 24 October 1944 Sunk by land-based aircraft bomb
Wasp (CV-7) 12°25′S 164°08′E / 12.417°S 164.133°E / -12.417; 164.133 15 September 1942 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-19
Yorktown (CV-5) 30°36′N 176°34′W / 30.600°N 176.567°W / 30.600; -176.567, Battle of Midway 7 June 1942 Crippled by carrier-based aircraft bombs and torpedoes, sank after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-168

Escort aircraft carriers (CVE)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Liscome Bay 02°54′N 172°30′E / 2.900°N 172.500°E / 2.900; 172.500 24 November 1943 Torpedoed by Japanese Kaidai class submarine I-175
Block Island 31°13′N 23°03′W / 31.217°N 23.050°W / 31.217; -23.050 29 May 1944 Torpedoed by German submarine U-549
Gambier Bay 11°31′N 126°12′E / 11.517°N 126.200°E / 11.517; 126.200, Battle off Samar 25 October 1944 Sunk by Japanese naval gunfire
St. Lo 11°13′N 126°05′E / 11.217°N 126.083°E / 11.217; 126.083, Battle off Samar 25 October 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft
Ommaney Bay 11°25′N 121°19′E / 11.417°N 121.317°E / 11.417; 121.317 4 January 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft
Bismarck Sea 24°2′21″N 141°18′49″E / 24.03917°N 141.31361°E / 24.03917; 141.31361, Battle of Iwo Jima 21 February 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft

Heavy cruisers (CA)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Astoria Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Savo Island 9 August 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire
Chicago 11°25′S 160°56′E / 11.417°S 160.933°E / -11.417; 160.933, Battle of Rennell Island 30 January 1943 Sunk by land-based aircraft torpedoes
Houston 05°50′S 105°55′E / 5.833°S 105.917°E / -5.833; 105.917, Battle of Sunda Strait 1 March 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes
Indianapolis 12°02′N 134°48′E / 12.033°N 134.800°E / 12.033; 134.800 30 July 1945 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58
Northampton 09°12′S 159°50′E / 9.200°S 159.833°E / -9.200; 159.833, Battle of Tassafaronga 30 November 1942 Sunk by naval torpedoes
Quincy Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Savo Island 9 August 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes
Vincennes 9°7′17″S 159°52′48″E / 9.12139°S 159.88000°E / -9.12139; 159.88000, Battle of Savo Island 9 August 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes

Light cruisers (CL)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Atlanta Off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire
Helena 7°46′S 157°11′E / 7.767°S 157.183°E / -7.767; 157.183, Battle of Kula Gulf 6 July 1943 Sunk by naval gunfire (torpedoes)
Juneau 10°34′S 161°04′E / 10.567°S 161.067°E / -10.567; 161.067, Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-26

Destroyers (DD)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Aaron Ward 9°10′S 160°12′E / 9.167°S 160.200°E / -9.167; 160.200 7 April 1943 Sunk by bombs from land-based aircraft.
Abner Read 10°47′N 125°22′E / 10.783°N 125.367°E / 10.783; 125.367 1 November 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Barton Off Guadalcanal, Solomons, Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Torpedoed by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze.
Beatty 37°10′N 6°00′E / 37.167°N 6.000°E / 37.167; 6.000 6 November 1943 Sunk by German land-based aircraft torpedo.
Benham Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Guadalcanal 15 November 1942 Scuttled after being severely damaged by Japanese torpedo.
Blue 9°17′S 160°02′E / 9.283°S 160.033°E / -9.283; 160.033 22 August 1942 Torpedoed by Japanese destroyer Kawakaze.
Borie 50°12′N 30°48′W / 50.200°N 30.800°W / 50.200; -30.800 1 November 1943 Sunk after collision with German submarine U-405 which also sank.
Bristol 37°19′N 6°19′E / 37.317°N 6.317°E / 37.317; 6.317 13 October 1943 Torpedoed by German submarine U-371.
Brownson 5°20′S 148°25′E / 5.333°S 148.417°E / -5.333; 148.417 26 December 1943 Sunk by land-based aircraft bombs.
Buck 40°00′N 14°30′E / 40.000°N 14.500°E / 40.000; 14.500 9 October 1943 Torpedoed by German submarine U-616.
Bush 27°16′N 127°48′E / 27.267°N 127.800°E / 27.267; 127.800 6 April 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Callaghan 25°43′N 126°55′E / 25.717°N 126.917°E / 25.717; 126.917 29 July 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Chevalier 7°30′S 156°14′E / 7.500°S 156.233°E / -7.500; 156.233 Battle of Vella Lavella 6 October 1943 Scuttled after being severely damaged by Japanese torpedo.
Colhoun 27°16′N 127°48′E / 27.267°N 127.800°E / 27.267; 127.800 6 April 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Cooper 10°54′N 124°36′E / 10.900°N 124.600°E / 10.900; 124.600 3 December 1944 Torpedoed by the Japanese destroyer Take.
Corry 49°31′N 1°11′W / 49.517°N 1.183°W / 49.517; -1.183 6 June 1944 Sunk by German shore batteries.
Cushing Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire.
De Haven 9°09′S 159°52′E / 9.150°S 159.867°E / -9.150; 159.867 1 February 1943 Sunk by aircraft bombs.
Drexler 27°6′N 127°38′E / 27.100°N 127.633°E / 27.100; 127.633 28 May 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Duncan Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Cape Esperance 12 October 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire.
Edsall 13°45′S 106°45′E / 13.750°S 106.750°E / -13.750; 106.750 1 March 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire and carrier-based aircraft bombs.
Emmons 26°48′N 128°04′E / 26.800°N 128.067°E / 26.800; 128.067 6 April 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Glennon 50°32′N 1°12′W / 50.533°N 1.200°W / 50.533; -1.200 8 June 1944 Sunk by German shore batteries.
Gwin 7°41′S 157°27′E / 7.683°S 157.450°E / -7.683; 157.450, Battle of Kolombangara 13 July 1943 Sunk by torpedoes from Japanese destroyers.
Halligan 26°10′N 127°30′E / 26.167°N 127.500°E / 26.167; 127.500 26 March 1945 Sunk by naval mine.
Hammann 30°36′N 176°34′W / 30.600°N 176.567°W / 30.600; -176.567 6 June 1942 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-168.
Henley 7°40′S 148°06′E / 7.667°S 148.100°E / -7.667; 148.100 3 October 1943 Sunk by torpedo from Japanese submarine Ro-108.
Hoel 11°46′S 126°33′E / 11.767°S 126.550°E / -11.767; 126.550, Battle off Samar 25 October 1944 Sunk by naval gunfire
Hovey 16°20′N 120°10′E / 16.333°N 120.167°E / 16.333; 120.167 6 January 1945 Sunk by aircraft torpedo
Hull 14°57′N 127°58′E / 14.950°N 127.967°E / 14.950; 127.967 18 December 1944 Sunk in typhoon.
Ingraham 42°34′N 60°05′W / 42.567°N 60.083°W / 42.567; -60.083 22 August 1942 Sunk in collision with the oil tanker USS Chemung (AO-30)
Jacob Jones 38°42′N 74°39′W / 38.700°N 74.650°W / 38.700; -74.650 28 February 1942 Torpedoed by German submarine U-578.
Jarvis 9°42′S 158°59′E / 9.700°S 158.983°E / -9.700; 158.983 9 August 1942 Sunk by aerial torpedo.
Johnston 11°46′N 126°09′E / 11.767°N 126.150°E / 11.767; 126.150, Battle off Samar 25 October 1944 Sunk by naval gunfire.
Laffey Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire.
Lansdale 37°03′N 3°51′E / 37.050°N 3.850°E / 37.050; 3.850 20 April 1944 Sunk by land-based aircraft torpedoes.
Leary 45°N 22°W / 45°N 22°W / 45; -22 24 December 1943 Torpedoed by German submarine U-275.
Little 26°24′N 126°15′E / 26.400°N 126.250°E / 26.400; 126.250 3 May 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Long 16°12′N 120°11′E / 16.200°N 120.183°E / 16.200; 120.183 6 January 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Longshaw 26°11′N 127°37′E / 26.183°N 127.617°E / 26.183; 127.617 18 May 1945 Sunk by shore batteries after accidental grounding.
Luce 26°35′N 127°10′E / 26.583°N 127.167°E / 26.583; 127.167 4 May 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Maddox 36°52′N 13°56′E / 36.867°N 13.933°E / 36.867; 13.933 10 July 1943 Sunk by land-based aircraft bombs.
Mahan 10°50′N 124°30′E / 10.833°N 124.500°E / 10.833; 124.500 7 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Mannert L. Abele 27°25′N 126°59′E / 27.417°N 126.983°E / 27.417; 126.983 12 April 1945 Sunk by rocket-powered Ohka aircraft bomb .
Meredith 11°53′S 163°20′E / 11.883°S 163.333°E / -11.883; 163.333 15 October 1942 Sunk by aircraft from Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku.
Meredith 49°33′N 1°06′W / 49.550°N 1.100°W / 49.550; -1.100 8 June 1944 Sunk by naval mine.
Monaghan 14°57′N 127°58′E / 14.950°N 127.967°E / 14.950; 127.967 18 December 1944 Sunk in typhoon.
Monssen 9°04′S 159°54′E / 9.067°S 159.900°E / -9.067; 159.900, Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire.
Morrison 27°10′N 127°58′E / 27.167°N 127.967°E / 27.167; 127.967 4 May 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Noa 71°0′N 134°30′E / 71.000°N 134.500°E / 71.000; 134.500 12 September 1944 Sunk after collision with USS Fullam.
O'Brien 13°30′S 171°18′W / 13.500°S 171.300°W / -13.500; -171.300 19 October 1942 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-19
Parrott Boston, Massachusetts 2 May 1944 Irreparably damaged after being rammed by SS John Morton, later towed to Norfolk, Virginia and scrapped.
Peary 12°28′30″S 130°49′45″E / 12.47500°S 130.82917°E / -12.47500; 130.82917 19 February 1942 Sunk by aircraft bombs.
Perkins Off New Guinea 29 November 1943 Sunk after being rammed by Australian troopship Duntroon.
Perry Off Angaur, Palau 13 September 1944 Sunk by naval mines.
Pillsbury 14°30′S 106°30′E / 14.500°S 106.500°E / -14.500; 106.500 1 March 1942 Sank in surface action with Japanese cruisers Takao and Atago.
Pope 04°00′S 111°30′E / 4.000°S 111.500°E / -4.000; 111.500 1 March 1942 Sunk by aircraft bombs.
Porter 8°32′S 167°17′E / 8.533°S 167.283°E / -8.533; 167.283 26 October 1942 Fate uncertain: Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-12 or by errant torpedo from US TBF Avenger.
Preston Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Guadalcanal 15 November 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire by Japanese cruiser Nagara.
Pringle 27°25′N 126°59′E / 27.417°N 126.983°E / 27.417; 126.983 16 April 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Reid 9°50′N 124°55′E / 9.833°N 124.917°E / 9.833; 124.917 11 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Reuben James 51°59′N 27°05′W / 51.983°N 27.083°W / 51.983; -27.083 31 October 1941 Torpedoed by German submarine U-552.
Rowan 40°07′N 14°18′E / 40.117°N 14.300°E / 40.117; 14.300 11 September 1943 Torpedoed by a German E-boat.
Sims Coral Sea 7 May 1942 Sunk by carrier-based aircraft bombs.
Spence 14°57′N 127°58′E / 14.950°N 127.967°E / 14.950; 127.967 18 December 1944 Sunk in typhoon.
Stewart Off Surabaya, Java 19 February 1942 Scuttled but salvaged by Japanese as Patrol Boat No. 102 (Sunk in 1946 as target ship).
Strong Kula Gulf, Solomons 5 July 1943 Sunk by aerial torpedo and shore batteries.
Sturtevant Off Key West, Florida 26 April 1942 Sunk in American-laid minefield.
Truxtun Placentia Bay, Newfoundland 18 February 1942 Sunk after accidental grounding.
Tucker Off Espiritu Santo Island, New Hebrides 4 August 1942 Sunk by naval mine.
Turner Off Ambrose Light, New York 3 January 1944 Sunk by internal explosions.
Twiggs 26°08′N 127°35′E / 26.133°N 127.583°E / 26.133; 127.583 16 June 1945 Sunk by aerial torpedo and Kamikaze aircraft.
Walke Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Guadalcanal 15 November 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire.
Warrington 27°N 73°W / 27°N 73°W / 27; -73 13 September 1944 Sank in a hurricane.
Ward 10°51′N 124°32′E / 10.850°N 124.533°E / 10.850; 124.533 7 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
William D. Porter 27°06′N 127°38′E / 27.100°N 127.633°E / 27.100; 127.633 10 June 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft
Worden Amchitka Island, Aleutians 12 January 1943 Sunk after accidental grounding.

Destroyer escorts (DE)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Eversole 10°10′N 127°28′E / 10.167°N 127.467°E / 10.167; 127.467 28 October 1944 Presumed torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-45
Fechteler 36°07′N 02°40′W / 36.117°N 2.667°W / 36.117; -2.667 5 May 1944 Torpedoed by German submarine U-967
Fiske 47°11′N 33°29′W / 47.183°N 33.483°W / 47.183; -33.483 2 August 1944 Torpedoed by German submarine U-804
Frederick C. Davis 43°52′N 40°15′W / 43.867°N 40.250°W / 43.867; -40.250 24 April 1945 Sunk by German submarine U-546
Holder Mediterranean Sea 11 April 1944 Irreparably damaged by German aircraft torpedo
Leopold 58°44′N 25°50′W / 58.733°N 25.833°W / 58.733; -25.833 9 March 1944 Torpedoed by German submarine U-255
Oberrender Off Okinawa, Ryukyus 9 May 1945 Irreparably damaged by Kamikaze aircraft
Rich 49°31′N 1°10′W / 49.517°N 1.167°W / 49.517; -1.167 Utah Beach 8 June 1944 Sunk by German mines
Roche Off Eniwetok 22 September 1945 Irreparably damaged by naval mine
Samuel B. Roberts Off Samar Island, Battle off Samar 25 October 1944 Sunk by naval gunfire
Shelton 2°32′N 129°13′E / 2.533°N 129.217°E / 2.533; 129.217 3 October 1944 Torpedoed by Japanese Kaichū type submarine RO-41
Solar Naval Ammo Depot, Earle, New Jersey 30 April 1946 Accidental explosion
Underhill 19°20′N 126°42′E / 19.333°N 126.700°E / 19.333; 126.700 24 July 1945 Sunk by kaiten suicide torpedo

Submarines (SS)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Albacore Japanese home waters 7 November 1944 Presumed sunk by naval mine off northeastern Hokkaidō
Amberjack Off New Britain 16 February 1943 Sunk by Japanese torpedo boat Hiyodori and submarine chaser No. 18
Argonaut Off New Britain 10 January 1943 Sunk by Japanese destroyers Isokaze and Maikaze
Barbel Off Borneo 4 February 1945 Sunk by Japanese aircraft
Bonefish Sea of Japan 19 June 1945 Sunk by Japanese depth charge attack by kaibokan Okinawa, CD-63, CD-75, CD-158, and CD-207.
Bullhead Java Sea 6 August 1945 Sunk by Japanese aircraft; last US submarine loss of the war
Capelin Celebes Sea Lost after 2 December 1943 Fate unknown: Possibly sunk by naval mine or minelayer Wakataka
Cisco off Mindanao 28 September 1943 Sunk by Japanese aircraft and gunboat Karatsu (ex-USS Luzon)
Corvina off Truk 16 November 1943 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-176
Darter Palawan Passage, Philippines 24 October 1944 Accidentally grounded and scuttled after sinking Atago and chasing Japanese cruiser Takao
Dorado near the Panama Canal Zone 15 October 1943 Sunk by friendly fire air attack (PBM Mariner of Patrol Squadron 210) or possibly mines laid by U-214
Escolar Yellow Sea Lost about 17 October 1944 Probably sunk by naval mine
Flier Balabac Strait, Philippines 12 August 1944 Sunk by naval mine
Golet Japanese home waters 14 June 1944 Sunk by Japanese patrol vessel Miya Maru and auxiliary subchaser Bunzan Maru
Grampus Off New Britain 5 March 1943 Sunk by depth charges from Japanese destroyers Minegumo and Murasame or by 958th Kōkūtai naval aircraft.
Grayback Ryukyu Islands 27 February 1944 Sunk by Japanese aircraft
Grayling Lingayen Gulf, Philippines Between 9 September and 12 September 1943 Fate unknown: possibly rammed by transport Hokuan Maru
Grenadier Strait of Malacca 21 April 1943 Scuttled after attack by Japanese aircraft
Growler Philippine waters 8 November 1944 Sunk by Japanese destroyer Shigure, and kaibokan Chiburi and CD-19.
Grunion Aleutian waters-10 miles north of Kiska Island 31 July 1942 Fate unknown: possibly rammed by Kano Maru
Gudgeon Maug Islands or possibly Iwo Jima 18 April 1944 Fate unknown: possibly sunk by Japanese aircraft
Halibut Bashi Channel, Philippines 14 November 1944 Severely damaged and not repaired. Decommissioned on 18 July 1945.
Harder Dasol Bay, Philippines 24 August 1944 Depth charged by kaibokan CD-22
Herring Kurile Islands 1 June 1944 Sunk by Japanese shore defense batteries
Kete Ryukyu Islands Lost about 20 March 1945 Fate unknown: lost either to Japanese submarine or to mines
Lagarto Gulf of Thailand 3 May 1945 Sunk by Japanese minelayer Hatsutaka
Lancetfish Boston Navy Yard 15 March 1945 Sank at her mooring due to flooding and was not repaired
Perch Java Sea 3 March 1942 Scuttled after being damaged by Japanese destroyer Ushio
Pickerel off northern Honshu Lost after 7 April 1943 Cause unknown; possibly sunk by minelayer Shirakami and auxiliary subchaser Bunzan Maru
Pompano off northern Honshu Lost after 25 September 1943 Fate unknown: possibly sunk by naval mine
R-12 Off Key West, Florida 12 June 1943 Sunk in accident by internal flooding
Robalo West of Palawan Island 26 July 1944 Probably sunk by naval mine
Runner off Hokkaidō Lost after 26 June 1943 Fate unknown: possibly lost to a mine
S-26 Gulf of Panama 24 January 1942 Accidentally rammed by submarine chaser USS Sturdy (PC-460); probably mistaken for a U-boat
S-27 Amchitka Island, Alaska 19 June 1942 Accidental grounding
S-28 off Oahu, Hawaii 4 July 1944 Foundered while diving in an ASW exercise; cause unknown.
S-36 Makassar Strait 20 January 1942 Accidental grounding.
S-39 Off Rossel Island 14 August 1942 Accidental grounding.
S-44 Kurile Islands 7 October 1943 Sunk by gunfire from Japanese escort Ishigaki.
Scamp Tokyo Bay 11 November 1944 Probably sunk by kaibokan CD-4 with naval aircraft.
Scorpion East China Sea Lost after 5 January 1944 Fate unknown: probably sunk by naval mine.
Sculpin Gilbert Islands 19 November 1943 Scuttled after being damaged by Japanese destroyer Yamagumo.
Sealion Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines 10 December 1941 Scuttled 25 December 1941 following irreparable damage in air attack 10 December.
Seawolf Off Morotai Island 4 October 1944 Probably sunk by friendly fire from USS Richard M. Rowell (DE-403).
Shark Molucca Sea 11 February 1942 Fate unknown: possibly sunk by Japanese destroyer Yamakaze.
Shark Luzon Strait 24 October 1944 Depth charged by Japanese destroyer Harukaze.
Snook Off Hainan Island, South China Sea Lost after 8 April 1945 Possibly sunk by kaibokan Okinawa, CD-8, CD-32, and CD-52 with a 951st Kōkūtai E13A1 Jake and Q1W1 Lorna.
Swordfish Ryukyu Islands Lost about 12 February 1945 Fate unknown: possibly lost to mines or by kaibokan CD-4.
Tang Formosa Strait 25 October 1944 Sunk by circular run of own torpedo.
Trigger Ryukyu Islands 28 March 1945 Sunk by kaibokan Mikura, CD-33, and CD-59; assisted by air attack.
Triton Admiralty Islands 15 March 1943 Fate unknown: believed sunk by Japanese destroyer Satsuki or subchaser CH-24.
Trout off Okinawa 29 February 1944 Most likely sunk by depth charges from Japanese destroyer Asashimo southeast of Okinawa in position 22º40'N, 131º45'E.
Tullibee off Palau Islands 26 March 1944 Sunk by circular run of own torpedo.
Wahoo Japanese Home Waters - La Perouse Strait 11 October 1943 Believed sunk by subchasers CH-15, CH-43 and 3 E13A1 Jakes.

Patrol craft[edit]

Gunboats (PG/PGM/PE)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Asheville South of Java, N.E.I. 3 March 1942 Sunk by gunfire by Japanese destroyers Arashi and Nowaki.
Eagle 56 Off Portland, Maine 23 April 1945 Torpedoed by U-853.
Erie 12°03′N 68°58′W / 12.050°N 68.967°W / 12.050; -68.967 12 November 1942 Damaged by U-163 in the Caribbean Sea; later capsized.
PGM-7 Bismarck Sea 18 July 1944 Sunk in an accidental collision.
PGM-17 Off Okinawa 4 May 1945 Accidentally grounded then sunk by US warships.
PGM-18 26°13′N 127°54′E / 26.217°N 127.900°E / 26.217; 127.900 8 April 1945 Sunk by mines off Okinawa.
Plymouth 36°17′N 74°29′W / 36.283°N 74.483°W / 36.283; -74.483 5 August 1943 Torpedoed by U-566 off the coast of North Carolina.
St. Augustine 38°00′N 74°05′W / 38.000°N 74.083°W / 38.000; -74.083 6 January 1944 Sunk after accidental collision with merchant tanker Camas Meadows.

River gunboats (PR)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Luzon At Corregidor, P.I. 5 May 1942 Scuttled then salvaged by IJN. Raised as Karatsu and helped sink the Cisco. Sunk by USS Narwhal on 3 March 1944.
Mindanao Off Corregidor, P.I. 2 May 1942 Damaged by aerial bomb then scuttled.
Oahu At Corregidor, P.I. 5 May 1942 Sunk by land-based gunfire.
Wake At Shanghai China 8 December 1941 Surrendered to Japanese forces and pressed into IJN service as Tatara; recaptured by US; entered Chinese service after the war.

Converted yachts (PY/PYc)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Cythera (PY-26) Off Atlantic Coast 2 May 1942 Sunk by U-402[2].
Moonstone (PYc-9) Off Delaware Capes 16 October 1943 Collision with USS Greer (DD-145).
Southern Seas (PY-32) Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Sunk by Typhoon Louise.
Fisheries II At Corregidor, P.I. 5 May 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture.
Maryann At Corregidor, P.I. 5 May 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture.

Submarine chasers (PC/SC)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
PC-457 Off Puerto Rico 14 Aug 1941 Collision with a freighter.
PC-496 37°23′N 9°52′W / 37.383°N 9.867°W / 37.383; -9.867 4 June 1943 Sunk by torpedo from Italian submarine.
PC-558 38°41′N 13°43′E / 38.683°N 13.717°E / 38.683; 13.717 9 May 1944 Sunk by German submarine U-230.
PC-815 Off San Diego, California 11 September 1945 Sunk by collision with USS Laffey (DD-724).
PC-1129 Off Luzon, P.I. 31 January 1945 Sunk by Japanese suicide boat.
PC-1261 Off France 6 June 1944 Sunk by German shore batteries.
PC-1603 26°25′N 127°56′E / 26.417°N 127.933°E / 26.417; 127.933 26 May 1945 Damaged by kamikaze and later scuttled.
SC-521 11°03′S 164°50′E / 11.050°S 164.833°E / -11.050; 164.833 10 July 1945 Foundered
SC-632 Off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 6 September 1945 Foundered.
SC-636 Off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 9 October 1945 Sunk in typhoon
SC-694 Off Palermo, Sicily 23 August 1943 Sunk by German bombers
SC-696 Off Palermo, Sicily 23 August 1943
SC-700 Vella Lavella, Solomons 10 March 1944
SC-709 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 21 January 1943
SC-740 15°32′S 147°06′E / 15.533°S 147.100°E / -15.533; 147.100 17 June 1943
SC-744 Tacloban Bay, P.I. 27 November 1944
SC-751 21°56′S 113°53′E / 21.933°S 113.883°E / -21.933; 113.883 22 June 1943
SC-984 In New Hebrides 9 April 1944
SC-1019 22°28′N 84°30′W / 22.467°N 84.500°W / 22.467; -84.500 22 April 1945
SC-1024 35°12′N 74°57′W / 35.200°N 74.950°W / 35.200; -74.950 2 March 1943
SC-1059 In Bahama Islands 11 December 1944
SC-1067 Off Attu, Aleutians 19 November 1943

Patrol torpedo boats (PT)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
PT-22 North Pacific 11 June 1943 Damaged in storm[3]
PT-28 Dora Harbor, Alaska 12 January 1943 Wrecked in storm[3]
PT-31 Subic Bay, Philippine Islands 20 January 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture[3]
PT-32 Sulu Sea 13 March 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture[3]
PT-33 Off Pt. Santiago, Philippine Islands 15 December 1941 Destroyed to prevent capture[3]
PT-34 Off Cauit Island, Philippine Islands 9 April 1942 Sunk by Japanese aircraft
PT-35 Cebu, Philippine Islands 12 April 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture[3]
PT-37 Off Guadalcanal, Solomons 1 February 1943 Destroyed by Japanese destroyer Kawakaze[3]
PT-41 Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands 15 April 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture
PT-43 Off Guadalcanal, Solomons 10 January 1943
PT-44 In South Pacific 11 December 1942
PT-63 Off New Ireland 18 June 1944
PT-67 Off Tufi, New Guinea 17 March 1943
PT-68 New Guinea 1 October 1943
PT-73 Philippines 15 January 1945
PT-77 Off Talin Pt., Luzon, P.I. 1 February 1945
PT-79 Off Talin Pt., Luzon, P.I. 1 February 1945
PT-107 Hamburg Bay, Emirau Island 18 June 1944 Accidental gasoline fire[4]
PT-109 Blackett Strait, Solomons 2 August 1943 Sunk by collision with Japanese destroyer Amagiri
PT-110 Off New Guinea 26 January 1944
PT-111 Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 1 February 1943
PT-112 Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 10 January 1943
PT-113 Off Buna, New Guinea 8 August 1943
PT-117 rendova Harbor, Solomons 1 August 1943
PT-118 Vella Lavella, Solomons 7 September 1943
PT-119 Off Tufi, New Guinea 17 March 1943
PT-121 5°S 151°E / 5°S 151°E / -5; 151 27 March 1944 Destroyed by friendly fire from Allied aircraft
PT-123 Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 1 February 1943
PT-133 Off New Guinea 15 July 1944
PT-135 5°29′S 152°09′E / 5.483°S 152.150°E / -5.483; 152.150 12 April 1944
PT-136 Vitiaz Strait, New Guinea 17 September 1943
PT-145 New Guinea 4 January 1944
PT-147 New Guinea 19 November 1943
PT-153 Solomons 4 July 1943
PT-158 Off Munda Pt., Solomons 5 July 1943
PT-164 In Rendova Harbor, Solomons 1 August 1943
PT-165 23°45′S 166°30′E / 23.750°S 166.500°E / -23.750; 166.500 23 May 1943
PT-166 Solomons 20 July 1943
PT-172 Off Vella Lavella, Solomons 7 September 1943
PT-173 23°45′S 166°30′E / 23.750°S 166.500°E / -23.750; 166.500 23 May 1943
PT-193 0°55′S 134°52′E / 0.917°S 134.867°E / -0.917; 134.867 25 June 1944
PT-200 41°N 71°W / 41°N 71°W / 41; -71 22 February 1944
PT-202 43°23′N 6°43′E / 43.383°N 6.717°E / 43.383; 6.717 16 August 1944
PT-218 43°23′N 6°43′E / 43.383°N 6.717°E / 43.383; 6.717 16 August 1944
PT-219 Off Attu, Aleutians September 1943
PT-239 Solomons 14 December 1943
PT-247 6°38′S 156°01′E / 6.633°S 156.017°E / -6.633; 156.017 5 May 1944
PT-251 Off Bougainville I., Solomons 26 February 1944
PT-279 Off Bougainville I., Solomons 11 February 1944
PT-283 Off Bougainville I., Solomons 17 March 1944
PT-300 Off Mindoro I., P.I. 18 December 1944
PT-301 Off New Guinea 7 November 1944
PT-311 43°N 9°E / 43°N 9°E / 43; 9 18 November 1944
PT-320 Off Leyte, P.I. 5 November 1944
PT-321 San Isidoro Bay, P.I. 11 November 1944
PT-322 Off New Guinea 23 November 1944
PT-323 10°33′N 125°14′E / 10.550°N 125.233°E / 10.550; 125.233 10 December 1944
PT-337 Hansa Bay, New Guinea 7 March 1944 Destroyed by Japanese shore batteries
PT-338 12°06′N 121°23′E / 12.100°N 121.383°E / 12.100; 121.383 28 January 1945
PT-339 Off Biak, New Guinea 27 May 1944
PT-346 Off New Britain 29 April 1944
PT-347 Off New Britain 29 April 1944
PT-353 5°S 151°E / 5°S 151°E / -5; 151 27 March 1944
PT-363 Kaoe Bay, Halmahera, N.E.I. 25 November 1944
PT-368 Off Halmahera, N.E.I. 11 October 1944
PT-371 2°05′N 127°51′E / 2.083°N 127.850°E / 2.083; 127.850 19 September 1944
PT-493 In Surigao Strait, P.I. 25 October 1944
PT-509 49°11′N 2°15′W / 49.183°N 2.250°W / 49.183; -2.250 9 August 1944 Gunfire and ramming from a German minesweeper[5]
PT-555 Off Cape Couronne, Mediterranean 23 August 1944

Yard patrol craft (YP)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YP-16 Guam 9 December 1941 Seized by Japanese forces.
YP-17 Guam 9 December 1941 Seized by Japanese forces.
YP-26 In Canal Zone 19 November 1942 Explosion.
YP-47 Off Staten Island, New York 26 April 1943 Sunk in collision.
YP-72 Adak Island, Aleutians 17 February 1943 Struck uncharted reef in Kuluk Bay.
YP-73 In Kodiak Harbor, Alaska 15 January 1945 Struck reef and grounded near Spruce Cape signal station.
YP-74 54°23′N 164°10′W / 54.383°N 164.167°W / 54.383; -164.167 Aleutian Islands 6 September 1942 Collision with freighter SS Derblay off Unimak Island.
YP-77 Off Atlantic Coast 28 April 1942
YP-88 At Amchitka, Aleutians 28 October 1943 Grounded.
YP-94 56°32′N 154°22′W / 56.533°N 154.367°W / 56.533; -154.367 Tugidak Passage, Alaska 18 February 1945 Grounded.
YP-95 Adak Island, Aleutians 1 May 1944 Grounded.
YP-97 Philippines March 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture.
YP-128 Off Monterey, California 30 June 1942
YP-183 On West Coast of Hawaii 12 January 1943
YP-205 18°30′N 65°00′W / 18.500°N 65.000°W / 18.500; -65.000 1 November 1942
YP-235 In Gulf of Mexico 1 April 1943
YP-270 25°30′N 112°06′W / 25.500°N 112.100°W / 25.500; -112.100 30 June 1942
YP-277 East of Hawaii 23 May 1942
YP-279 Off Townsville, Australia 5 September 1943 Foundered
YP-281 16°53′S 177°18′W / 16.883°S 177.300°W / -16.883; -177.300 9 January 1944
YP-284 Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 25 October 1942 Sunk in action, along with USS Seminole (AT-65), by Japanese destroyers.
YP-331 24°56′N 81°58′W / 24.933°N 81.967°W / 24.933; -81.967 23 March 1944
YP-336 In Delaware River 23 February 1943
YP-345 Southeast of Midway 31 October 1942
YP-346 Off Guadalcanal 9 September 1942 Sunk by Japanese cruiser Sendai and three destroyers.
YP-383 8°22′N 79°29′W / 8.367°N 79.483°W / 8.367; -79.483 24 November 1944
YP-387 39°N 75°W / 39°N 75°W / 39; -75 20 May 1942
YP-389 Off Cape Hatteras 19 June 1942 Sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-701.
YP-405 In Caribbean Sea 20 November 1942
YP-422 Off New Caledonia 23 April 1943 Grounded.
YP-426 31°59′N 80°48′W / 31.983°N 80.800°W / 31.983; -80.800 Tybee Island, Georgia 16 December 1943 Ran aground and declared a total loss.
YP-438 At Port Everglades, Fla. 20 March 1943 Struck coral reef while under tow and sank.
YP-453 South Bimini, Bahama Islands 5 April 1943 Ran aground and abandoned.
YP-481 At Charleston, S. C. 25 April 1943
YP-492 Off East Florida 8 January 1943
YP-577 Great Lakes 23 January 1943

Mine warfare ships[edit]

Minelayers (CM/CMc/DM)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Gamble (DM-15) Off Iwo Jima 18 February 1945 Damaged irreparably by land-based aircraft bombs
Miantonomah (CMc-5) Off Le Havre, France 25 September 1944 Sunk by naval mine
Montgomery (DM-17) Ngulu Lagoon, South Pacific 17 October 1944 Damaged irreparably by naval mine

Minesweepers (AM/DMS)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Bittern Cavite, Philippines 10 December 1941 Scuttled after being damaged in Japanese air raid
Bunting San Francisco Bay 3 June 1942 Sunk after collision with patrol craft PC-569
Crow Puget Sound 23 August 1943 Sunk accidentally by torpedo
Dorsey (DMS-1) Aground off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Destroyed 1 January 1946
Finch Corregidor, Philippines 10 April 1942 Sunk due to damage sustained in near-miss of a Japanese bomb.
Hornbill San Francisco Bay 30 June 1942 Sunk after collision with a lumber schooner in San Francisco Bay.
Osprey 50°12′N 1°20′W / 50.200°N 1.333°W / 50.200; -1.333 5 June 1944 Sunk by mine.
Palmer (DMS-5) Lingayen Gulf, Philippines 7 January 1945 Sunk by Japanese bombs.
Penguin At Guam 8 December 1941 Scuttled after damaged by near-miss of Japanese bombs.
Perry (DMS-17) Off Palau Island 13 September 1944 Sunk by underwater mine explosion.[6]
Portent 41°23′N 12°43′E / 41.383°N 12.717°E / 41.383; 12.717 22 January 1944 Sunk by mine.
Quail Corregidor, Philippines 5 May 1942 Scuttled after damaged in battle.
Redwing 37°22′N 9°55′E / 37.367°N 9.917°E / 37.367; 9.917 28 June 1943 Probably sunk by a Mine {No claim by U-Boat} [7]
Salute 5°07′N 115°04′E / 5.117°N 115.067°E / 5.117; 115.067 8 June 1945 Sunk by mine.
Sentinel Off Licata, Sicily 11 July 1943 Sunk by German bombers during the invasion of Sicily.
Skill 40°20′N 14°35′E / 40.333°N 14.583°E / 40.333; 14.583 25 September 1943 Sunk by German torpedo.
Skylark 26°20′N 127°41′E / 26.333°N 127.683°E / 26.333; 127.683 28 March 1945 Sunk by mine.
Southard (DMS-10) Grounded off Okinawa by Typhoon Ida 9 October 1945 Unsalvageable. Destroyed with explosives 14 January 1946.
Swallow Off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 22 April 1945 Sunk by Japanese kamikaze.
Swerve 41°31′N 12°28′E / 41.517°N 12.467°E / 41.517; 12.467 9 July 1944 Sunk by mine
Tanager At Corregidor, Philippines 4 May 1942 Sunk by Japanese shore battery.
Tide 49°37′N 1°05′W / 49.617°N 1.083°W / 49.617; -1.083 7 June 1944 Sunk by German mine off Utah Beach.
Valor 41°28′N 70°57′W / 41.467°N 70.950°W / 41.467; -70.950 29 June 1944 Sunk after collision with USS Richard W. Suesens in Buzzards Bay.
Wasmuth (DMS-15) Aleutian Islands 29 December 1942 Sunk accidentally by her own depth charges.

Amphibious warfare ships[edit]

Tank landing ships[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LST-6 English Channel near the Seine River, France 18 November 1944
LST-43 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944 Fire and accidental explosion.
LST-69 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944 Fire and accidental explosion.
LST-158 Off Licata, Sicily 11 July 1943
LST-167 At Vella Lavella 25 September 1943
LST-179 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944 Fire and accidental explosion.
LST-203 Near Nanumea, Ellice Islands 1 October 1943
LST-228 In Azores 20 January 1944
LST-282 Off Southern France 15 August 1944 Hit by a German glider bomb and heavily damaged. Beached and abandoned.
LST-313 At Gela, Sicily 10 July 1943
LST-314 49°43′N 00°52′W / 49.717°N 0.867°W / 49.717; -0.867 9 June 1944
LST-318 Off Caronia, Sicily 9 August 1943
LST-333 36°59′N 4°01′E / 36.983°N 4.017°E / 36.983; 4.017 22 June 1943
LST-342 9°03′S 158°11′E / 9.050°S 158.183°E / -9.050; 158.183 18 July 1943
LST-348 40°57′N 13°14′E / 40.950°N 13.233°E / 40.950; 13.233 20 February 1944
LST-349 Off Ponza, Italy 26 February 1944
LST-353 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944 Fire and accidental explosion.
LST-359 42°N 19°W / 42°N 19°W / 42; -19 20 December 1944
LST-376 Off Northern France 9 June 1944
LST-396 8°18′S 156°55′E / 8.300°S 156.917°E / -8.300; 156.917 18 August 1943
LST-447 26°9′N 127°18′E / 26.150°N 127.300°E / 26.150; 127.300 6 April 1945 Sunk by a Kamakaze aircraft.
LST-448 Off Vella Lavella, Solomons 1 October 1943 Damaged by Japanese dive bombers and sank while under tow.
LST-460 11°10′N 121°11′E / 11.167°N 121.183°E / 11.167; 121.183 21 December 1944
LST-472 Off Mindoro, Philippines 21 December 1944
LST-480 At Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944 Fire and accidental explosion.
LST-493 50°20′N 4°09′W / 50.333°N 4.150°W / 50.333; -4.150 12 April 1945
LST-496 Off Northern France 11 June 1944
LST-499 Off Northern France 8 June 1944
LST-507 50°29′N 2°52′W / 50.483°N 2.867°W / 50.483; -2.867 28 April 1944 Torpedoed by a German E-boat during Exercise Tiger.
LST-523 Off Northern France 19 June 1944
LST-531 50°29′N 2°52′W / 50.483°N 2.867°W / 50.483; -2.867 28 April 1944 Torpedoed by a German E-boat during Exercise Tiger.
LST-563 Clipperton Island 22 December 1944
LST-577 8°1′N 130°22′E / 8.017°N 130.367°E / 8.017; 130.367 11 February 1945 Hit by 2 torpedoes from Japanese submarine Ro-50.
LST-675 Off Okinawa 4 April 1945
LST-738 Off Mindoro, P.I. 15 December 1944
LST-749 11°10′N 121°11′E / 11.167°N 121.183°E / 11.167; 121.183 21 December 1944 Hit by a Kamakaze aircraft.
LST-750 Off Negros, P.I. 28 December 1944
LST-808 Off Ie Shima 20 May 1945
LST-906 At Leghorn, Italy 18 October 1944 Grounded by a storm and not repaired.
LST-921 In English Channel 14 August 1944 Torpedoed by U-667

Medium landing ships[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LSM-12 Off Okinawa 4 April 1945
LSM-20 10°12′N 125°19′E / 10.200°N 125.317°E / 10.200; 125.317 5 December 1944
LSM-59 Off Okinawa 21 June 1945
LSM-135 Off Okinawa 25 May 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze.
LSM-149 Off Philippines 5 or 14 December 1944 Grounded.
LSM(R)-190 26°35′N 127°10′E / 26.583°N 127.167°E / 26.583; 127.167 4 May 1945 Stuck and sunk by two Kamikaze aircraft.
LSM-194 Off Okinawa 4 May 1945
LSM-195 Off Okinawa 3 May 1945
LSM-318 10°56′N 124°38′E / 10.933°N 124.633°E / 10.933; 124.633 7 December 1944

Tank landing craft[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LCT-19 Off Salerno, Italy 15 September 1943
LCT-21 Off Oran 1 January 1943
LCT-23 At Algiers 3 May 1943
LCT-25 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-26 41°4′N 13°30′E / 41.067°N 13.500°E / 41.067; 13.500 25 February 1944
LCT-27 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-28 In Mediterranean 30 May 1943
LCT-30 Normandy, Omaha beach Fox Green[8] 6 June 1944
LCT-35 Off Anzio, Italy 15 February 1944
LCT-36 Off Naples, Italy 26 February 1944
LCT-66 At Pearl Harbor 12 April 1945
LCT-71 53°38′N 146°5′W / 53.633°N 146.083°W / 53.633; -146.083 11 September 1943
LCT-147 Off Northern France June 1944
LCT-154 37°8′N 10°58′E / 37.133°N 10.967°E / 37.133; 10.967 31 August 1943
LCT-175 4°27′N 133°40′E / 4.450°N 133.667°E / 4.450; 133.667 21 February 1945
LCT-182 Solomons 7 August 1944
LCT-185 Off Bizerte, Tunisia 24 January 1944
LCT-196 Off Salerno, Italy 27 September 1943
LCT-197 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-200 Off Northern France June 1944
LCT-208 Off Algeria 20 June 1943
LCT-209 Off Northern France 10 June 1944
LCT-215 Off Salerno, Italy 1943
LCT-220 At Anzio, Italy 13 February 1944
LCT-241 Off Salerno, Italy 15 September 1943
LCT-242 Off Naples, Italy 2 December 1943
LCT-244 Off Northern France 8 June 1944
LCT-253 On Passage To Tarawa 21 January 1945
LCT-293 In English Channel 11 October 1944
LCT-294 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-305 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-311 Off Bizerte, Tunisia 9 August 1943
LCT-315 At Eniwetok Atoll 23 March 1944
LCT-319 At Kiska 27 August 1943
LCT-332 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-340 36°49′N 11°55′E / 36.817°N 11.917°E / 36.817; 11.917 9 February 1944
LCT-342 Off Salerno, Italy 29 September 1943
LCT-352 At Pearl Harbor 12 April 1945
LCT-362 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-364 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-366 53°1′N 152°0′W / 53.017°N 152.000°W / 53.017; -152.000 9 September 1943
LCT-413 Off Northern France June 1944
LCT-458 Off Northern France 7 June 1944
LCT-459 Off Western France 19 September 1944
LCT-486 Off Northern France 7 June 1944
LCT-496 English Channel 2 October 1943
LCT-548 At Portsmouth, England October 1944
LCT-555 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-572 Off Northern France June 1944
LCT-579 Off Palau 4 October 1944
LCT-582 In Azores 22 January 1944
LCT-593 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-597 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-612 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-703 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-713 Off Northern France June 1944
LCT-714 Off Northern France June 1944
LCT-777 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCT-823 Off Palau 27 September 1944
LCT-961 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944
LCT-963 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944
LCT-983 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944
LCT-984 20°N 157°W / 20°N 157°W / 20; -157 15 May 1944
LCT-988 20°N 157°W / 20°N 157°W / 20; -157 15 May 1944
LCT-995 At Guam 21 April 1945
LCT-1029 At Iwo Jima 2 March 1945
LCT-1050 Off Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands 27 July 1945
LCT-1075 Off Leyte, P.I. 10 December 1944
LCT-1090 Off Luzon, P.I. 26 March 1945
LCT-1151 1°0′N 138°36′E / 1.000°N 138.600°E / 1.000; 138.600 26 January 1945
LCT-1358 Off California 4 May 1945

Infantry landing craft[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LCI(L)-1 At Bizerte, Tunisia 17 August 1943
LCI(L)-20 Off Anzio, Italy 22 January 1944
LCI(L)-32 Off Anzio, Italy 26 January 1944
LCI(G)-82 Off Okinawa 4 April 1945
LCI(L)-85 Normandy, France 6 June 1944
LCI(L)-91 Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Disabled by German coast artillery.
LCI(L)-92 Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Disabled by German coast artillery.
LCI(L)-93 Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Disabled by German coast artillery.
LCI(L)-219 Off Northern France 11 June 1944
LCI(L)-232 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCI(L)-339 Off New Guinea 4 September 1943
LCI(G)-365 Off Luzon, P.I. 10 January 1945
LCI(G)-459 Off Palau 19 September 1944
LCI(G)-468 13°28′N 148°18′E / 13.467°N 148.300°E / 13.467; 148.300 17 June 1944
LCI(G)-474 Off Iwo Jima 17 February 1945
LCI(L)-497 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCI(L)-553 Off Northern France 6 June 1944
LCI(L)-600 In Ulithi, Carolines 12 January 1945
LCI(L)-684 Off Samar, P.I. 12 November 1944
LCI(L)-974 16°6′N 120°14′E / 16.100°N 120.233°E / 16.100; 120.233 10 January 1945
LCI(L)-1065 Off Leyte, P.I. 24 October 1944

Support landing craft[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LCS-7 Off Luzon, P.I. 16 February 1945
LCS-15 27°20′N 127°10′E / 27.333°N 127.167°E / 27.333; 127.167 22 April 1945
LCS-26 Off Luzon, P.I. 16 February 1945
LCS-33 Off Okinawa 12 April 1945
LCS-49 Off Luzon, P.I. 16 February 1945
LCS-127 Off San Clemente Island, California 5 March 1945

Auxiliaries[edit]

Seaplane tenders[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Gannet (AM-54) Off Bermuda 7 June 1942 Torpedoed by German submarine U-653.
Langley (AV-3) 8°51′S 109°2′E / 8.850°S 109.033°E / -8.850; 109.033, Just off Tjilatjap Harbor, Indonesia, Battle of the Java Sea 27 February 1942 Scuttled at sea after being heavily damaged by Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy, to ensure she didn't fall into enemy hands.
Thornton (AVD-11) 24°24′N 128°58′E / 24.400°N 128.967°E / 24.400; 128.967 5 April 1945 Beached and abandoned on 2 May 1945 after collision with Ashtabula and Escalante.

Cargo vessels (AK/AKS)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Aludra (AK-72) 11°26′S 162°0′E / 11.433°S 162.000°E / -11.433; 162.000 23 June 1943 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine Ro-103.
Atik (AK-101) 36°N 70°W / 36°N 70°W / 36; -70 26 March 1942 Sunk by U-123 while serving as a Q ship. [9]
Deimos (AK-78) 11°26′S 162°0′E / 11.433°S 162.000°E / -11.433; 162.000 23 June 1943 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine Ro-103.
Pollux (AKS-2) Lawn Point, Newfoundland 18 February 1942 Grounded and wrecked in a storm.
Serpens (AK-97) Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 29 January 1945 Sunk by accidental explosion.

Net layers (AN)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Ailanthus (AN-38) Aleutian Islands 26 February 1944 Ran aground.
Mahogany (AN-23) Buckner Bay, Okinawa 14 September 1945 Grounded on a reef by Typhoon Ida. Not repaired and scuttled on 19 April 1946.
Snowbell (AN-52) Grounded off Okinawa. 9 October 1945 Destroyed with explosives 14 January 1946.

Oilers (AO)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Kanawha 9°10′S 160°12′E / 9.167°S 160.200°E / -9.167; 160.200 7 April 1943 Sunk enemy action 8 April 1943 by Japanese aircraft off Tulagi, Solomon Islands.
Mississinewa 10°6′N 139°43′E / 10.100°N 139.717°E / 10.100; 139.717 20 November 1944 Sunk by a Japanese Kaiten manned torpedo.
Neches 21°1′N 160°6′W / 21.017°N 160.100°W / 21.017; -160.100 23 January 1942 Torpedoed and sunk by I-72, 23 January 1942.
Neosho Coral Sea 7 May 1942 Sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 11 May 1942.
Pecos 14°30′S 106°30′E / 14.500°S 106.500°E / -14.500; 106.500 1 March 1942 Sunk enemy action by Japanese air attack from Soryu March 1, 1942
Robert L. Barnes Guam 10 December 1941 Captured in port, taken in to Japanese service and survived the war.
Sheepscot Off Iwo Jima 6 June 1945 Ran aground and capsized near Iwo Jima on 6 June 1945.

Troop transports (AP/APA/APD)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
APc-21 Off New Britain 17 December 1943 Hit by aerial bomb.
APc-35 Off New Georgia, Solomons 22 September 1943 Grounded and abandoned.
Barry (APD-29) Off Okinawa 25 May 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze. Stricken on 21 June 1945.
Bates (APD-47) Off Okinawa 25 May 1945 Struck by Kamikaze.
Colhoun (APD-2) 9°24′S 160°1′E / 9.400°S 160.017°E / -9.400; 160.017 off Guadalcanal 30 August 1942 Bombed by Japanese aircraft.
Dickerson (APD-21) Off Okinawa 2 April 1945 Hit by Kamikaze. Scuttled on 4 April 1945.
Edward Rutledge (AP-52) Off Morocco 12 November 1942 Sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-130.
George F. Elliott (AP-13) Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 8 August 1942 Lost to enemy action, 8 August 1942.
Gregory (APD-3) Off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 5 September 1942 Sunk by Japanese gunfire.
Hugh L. Scott (AP-43) Off Morocco 12 November 1942 Sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-130.
John Penn (APA-23) Off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 13 August 1943 Sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft.
Joseph Hewes (AP-50) Off Morocco 11 November 1942 Sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-173.
Leedstown (AP-73) Off Algiers 9 November 1942 Sunk after being torpedoed by German aircraft.
Little (APD-4) Solomons 5 September 1942 Sunk by Japanese gunfire.
McCawley (APA-4) 8°25′S 157°28′E / 8.417°S 157.467°E / -8.417; 157.467 30 June 1943 Torpedoed by Japanese aircraft and later accidentally sunk by US PT boats.
McKean (APD-5) 6°31′S 154°52′E / 6.517°S 154.867°E / -6.517; 154.867 17 November 1943 Sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft.
Susan B. Anthony (AP-72) 49°32′N 00°48′W / 49.533°N 0.800°W / 49.533; -0.800 7 June 1944 Sunk by a mine off Normandy, France.
Tasker H. Bliss (AP-42) Off Morocco 12 November 1942 Sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-130.
Thomas Stone (AP-59) 37°31′N 00°00′E / 37.517°N 0.000°E / 37.517; 0.000 7 November 1942 Torpedoed by German aircraft off Cape Palos, Spain.

Repair ships (ARS/ARL)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Bellona (ARL-32) Kama Rock, Iwo Jima 1 December 1945 Grounded on Iwo Jima on 1 December 1945. Stripped and blown up 14 May 1946.
Extractor (ARS-15) In Marianas 24 January 1945 Sunk by friendly torpedo.
Extricate (ARS-16) Okinawa 9 October 1945 Severely damaged and beached by a typhoon and destroyed with explosives 4 March 1946.
Rescuer (ARS-18) Aleutian Islands 1 January 1943 Beached after taking fatal damage.

Submarine rescue ships (ASR)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Macaw (ASR-11) At Midway Channel 12 February 1944 Foundered in a storm.
Pigeon (ASR-6) At Corregidor, P.I. 3 May 1942 Sunk by Japanese dive bomber.

Tugboats (AT/ATR/YTM)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
ATR-15 49°20′N 00°26′W / 49.333°N 0.433°W / 49.333; -0.433 off Normandy 19 June 1944 Severely damaged in a storm. Not repaired. Hulk scuttled in mid-1946.
ATR-98 44°05′N 24°08′W / 44.083°N 24.133°W / 44.083; -24.133 off the Azores 12 April 1944 In collision with USS Abnaki (ATF-96).
Genesee At Corregidor, P.I. 5 May 1942 Scuttled to prevent capture. Raised by the Japanese and designated Patrol Boat No. 107; Sunk by US aircraft, 5 November 1944.
Grebe South of Fiji Islands 5 December 1942 Grounded and later destroyed by a hurricane.
Napa At Bataan, P.I. 8 April 1942 Scuttled to prevent capture.
Nauset 40°38′N 14°38′E / 40.633°N 14.633°E / 40.633; 14.633 9 September 1943 Sunk by bombs from German aircraft.
Navajo Off New Hebrides 11 September 1943 Sunk by I-39
Partridge Off Northern France 11 June 1944 Torpedoed by a German E-boat.
Seminole Off Tulagi I., Solomons 25 October 1942 Sunk by gunfire from Japanese destroyers.
Sonoma At Leyte, P.I. 24 October 1944 Hit by shot down Japanese bomber.
Tamaroa San Francisco Bay, California 27 January 1946 Collision with USS Jupiter (AVS-8).

Miscellaneous auxiliaries[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Asphalt (IX-153) At Saipan 6 October 1944 Grounded in a storm and stricken on 23 February 1945.
Canopus (AS-9) At Bataan, P.I. 10 April 1942 Bombed by Japanese aircraft.
Mount Hood (AE-11) At Manus, Admiralty Islands 10 November 1944 Disintegrated by internal explosion of undetermined cause.
Niagara (AGP-1) In Solomons 23 May 1943 Sunk by Japanese aircraft.
Ocelot (IX-110) Okinawa 9 October 1945 Wrecked by Typhoon Louise. Abandoned on 29 October 1945 and decommissioned on 6 December 1945.
Pontiac (AF-20) Off Halifax, Nova Scotia 30 January 1945 Salvaged 17 February 1945.
Porcupine (IX-126) At Mindoro, P.I. 30 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze plane.
Ronaki (IX-94) Off Eastern Australia 18 June 1943 Sunk after grounding on a reef.
Utah (AG-16), ex-(BB-31) 21°22′N 157°57′W / 21.367°N 157.950°W / 21.367; -157.950, Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 Sunk by carrier-based aircraft torpedo.
DCH-1 (IX-44) ex-Walker (ex DD-163, ex YW-57) En-route to Pearl Harbor 28 December 1941 Cast adrift while under tow and sunk by gunfire.

Miscellaneous district craft[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YA-52 Philippines 1942
YA-59 Philippines 1942
YA-65 Philippines 1942
YAG-2 Philippines 1942
YAG-3 Philippines 1942
YAG-4 Philippines 1942
YAG-17 36°57′N 76°13′W / 36.950°N 76.217°W / 36.950; -76.217 14 September 1944
YC-178 Philippines 1942
YC-181 Philippines 1942
YC-523 Off Portsmouth, N. H. 24 February 1944
YC-537 Philippines 1942
YC-643 Philippines 1942
YC-644 Philippines 1942
YC-646 Philippines 1942
YC-647 Philippines 1942
YC-648 Philippines 1942
YC-649 Philippines 1942
YC-652 Philippines 1942
YC-653 Philippines 1942
YC-654 Philippines 1942
YC-664 Guam 1942
YC-665 Guam 1942
YC-666 Guam 1942
YC-667 Guam 1942
YC-668 Guam 1942
YC-669 Philippines 1942
YC-670 Guam 1942
YC-671 Guam 1942
YC-672 Guam 1942
YC-673 Guam 1942
YC-674 Guam 1942
YC-683 Philippines 1942
YC-685 Guam 1942
YC-693 Alaska 1 February 1945[10]
YC-714 Philippines 1942
YC-715 Philippines 1942
YC-716 Philippines 1942
YC-717 Guam 1942
YC-718 Guam 1942
YC-857 Off Cape Cod, Mass. 12 November 1943
YC-869 Off Imperial Beach, Calif. 23 March 1943
YC-886 Guantanamo 3 February 1943
YC-887 Guantanamo 3 February 1943
YC-891 Off Key West, Fla. 18 April 1943
YC-898 Off Key West, Fla. 29 September 1942
YC-899 Off Key West, Fla. 29 September 1942
YC-912 In North Pacific 13 January 1945
YC-961 At Biorka Island 1 May 1945[10]
YC-970 In Puget Sound, Wash. 14 August 1943
YC-1272 Near San Pedro June 1945
YC-1278 Off Atlantic Coast 10 March 1943
YCF-23 En Route To Eniwetok March 1945
YCF-29 En Route To Eniwetok March 1945
YCF-36 En Route To Eniwetok March 1945
YCF-37 En Route To Eniwetok March 1945
YCF-42 34°47′N 75°5′W / 34.783°N 75.083°W / 34.783; -75.083 December 1944
YCF-59 Off Delaware January 1945
YCK-1 Wake Island 1942
YCK-2 45°47′N 58°57′W / 45.783°N 58.950°W / 45.783; -58.950 5 November 1943
YCK-8 Off Key West, Fla. 13 December 1943
YD-19 Philippines 1942
YD-47 Philippines 1942
YD-56 Philippines 1942
YD-60 Philippines 1942
YDG-4 Off New Caledonia 1 October 1943
YF-86 Philippines 1942
YF-177 Philippines 1942
YF-178 Philippines 1942
YF-179 Philippines 1942
YF-180 Philippines 1942
YF-181 Philippines 1942
YF-212 Philippines 1942
YF-223 Philippines 1942
YF-224 Philippines 1942
YF-230 Philippines 1942
YF-317 Philippines 1942
YF-401 35°7′N 69°0′W / 35.117°N 69.000°W / 35.117; -69.000 20 June 1943
YF-415 42°24′N 70°36′W / 42.400°N 70.600°W / 42.400; -70.600 11 May 1944
YF-487 In Caribbean 18 July 1943
YF-575 Off Atlantic City, N.J. 6 May 1943
YF-579 At San Francisco 20 September 1943
YF-724 Off Farallones 22 March 1945
YF-725 Off Farallones 22 March 1945
YF-777 At Eniwetok 6 August 1945
YF-926 En Route Pearl Harbor 8 March 1945
YR-43 In Gulf of Alaska 28 March 1945[10]
San Felipe Philippines 1942
Santa Rita Philippines 1942
Rosal Philippines 1942
Camia Philippines 1942
Dapdap Philippines 1942
Rivera Philippines 1942
Magdalena Philippines 1942
Yacal Philippines 2 January 1942
Dewey At Bataan, P.I. 10 April 1942 Scuttled to prevent capture.
YFD-20 Off California 31 January 1943
YG-39 10°10′N 79°51′W / 10.167°N 79.850°W / 10.167; -79.850 27 September 1944
YG-44 At Pearl Harbor 7 February 1945
YM-4 Philippines 1942
YM-13 Guam 1942
YMS-14 In Boston Harbor 11 January 1945
YMS-19 Off Palau 24 September 1944
YMS-21 43°6′N 5°54′E / 43.100°N 5.900°E / 43.100; 5.900 1 September 1944
YMS-24 43°23′N 6°43′E / 43.383°N 6.717°E / 43.383; 6.717 16 August 1944
YMS-30 41°23′N 12°45′E / 41.383°N 12.750°E / 41.383; 12.750 25 January 1944
YMS-39 1°19′S 116°49′E / 1.317°S 116.817°E / -1.317; 116.817 26 June 1945
YMS-48 14°25′N 120°34′E / 14.417°N 120.567°E / 14.417; 120.567 14 February 1945
YMS-50 Off Balikipapan, N.E.I. 18 June 1945
YMS-70 In Leyte Gulf, P.I. 17 October 1944
YMS-71 4°58′N 119°47′E / 4.967°N 119.783°E / 4.967; 119.783 3 April 1945
YMS-84 Off Balikpapan, Borneo 9 July 1945
YMS-98 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945
YMS-103 26°13′N 127°54′E / 26.217°N 127.900°E / 26.217; 127.900 8 April 1945
YMS-127 In Aleutians 10 January 1944
YMS-133 Off Oregon Coast 21 February 1943
YMS-304 Off Northern France 30 July 1944
YMS-341 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945
YMS-350 Off Cherbourg 2 July 1944
YMS-365 1°18′S 116°50′E / 1.300°S 116.833°E / -1.300; 116.833 26 June 1945
YMS-378 49°33′N 1°13′W / 49.550°N 1.217°W / 49.550; -1.217 30 July 1944
YMS-385 Off Ulithi, Caroline Islands 1 October 1944
YMS-409 Off Atlantic Coast 12 September 1944
YMS-421 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945
YMS-472 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945
YMS-481 battle of Tarakan 2 May 1945
YO-41 Philippines 1942
YO-42 Philippines 1942
YO-64 Philippines January 1942
YO-156 At Sitka, Alaska May 1945
YO-157 At Sitka, Alaska May 1945
YO-159 Off New Hebrides 14 January 1944
YPD-22 Philippines 1942
YPK-6 Philippines 1942
YPK-7 Philippines 1942
YR-43 In Gulf of Alaska 28 March 1945
YRC-4 Philippines 1942
YSP-41 Philippines 1942
YSP-42 Philippines 1942
YSP-43 Philippines 1942
YSP-44 Philippines 1942
YSP-45 Philippines 1942
YSP-46 Philippines 1942
YSP-47 Philippines 1942
YSP-48 Philippines 1942
YSP-49 Philippines 1942
YSP-50 Philippines 1942
YSR-2 Philippines 1942
Banaag Philippines 1942
Iona Philippines 1942
Mercedes Philippines 1942
Vaga At Corregidor, P.I. 5 May 1942
YT-198 Off Anzio, Italy 18 February 1944
YT-247 14°14′N 158°59′W / 14.233°N 158.983°W / 14.233; -158.983 5 April 1944
Shahaka 27°21′N 136°29′W / 27.350°N 136.483°W / 27.350; -136.483 9 May 1944
YTM-467 Marshall Or Gilbert Islands March 1944
YW-50 Guam 1942
YW-54 Philippines 1942
YW-55 Guam 1942
YW-58 Guam 1942


Coast Guard cutters[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
CG-58012 41°53′N 70°30′W / 41.883°N 70.500°W / 41.883; -70.500 2 May 1943 Fire[11]
CG-83415 Off France 21 June 1944 Lost in storm[11]
CG-83421 26°14′N 79°05′W / 26.233°N 79.083°W / 26.233; -79.083 30 June 1943 Collision with SC-1330[11]
CG-83471 Off France 21 June 1944 Lost in storm[12]
Acacia Caribbean Sea 15 March 1942 Shelled and sunk by German submarine U-161[13]
Alexander Hamilton Off Iceland 29 January 1942 Torpedoed by German submarine U-132[14]
Bedloe Off Cape Hatteras 14 September 1944 Foundered in hurricane[11]
Bodega Gulf of Mexico 20 December 1943 Stranded during a rescue attempt[11]
CG-85006 (ex-Catamount #229192) Off Ambrose Light New York 27 March 1943 Unknown explosion[11]
Dow Caribbean Sea 14 October 1943 Foundered in gale, near Puerto Rico[11]
Escanaba 60°50′N 52°00′W / 60.833°N 52.000°W / 60.833; -52.000 13 June 1943 Unknown explosion
Jackson Off North Atlantic Coast 14 September 1944 Foundered in hurricane[15]
Muskeget (WAG-48) In North Atlantic Ocean 9 September 1942 Sunk by U-755
Natsek Belle Island Strait Lost after 17 December 1942 Unknown: Probably capsized due to icing in a gale[16]
Vineyard Sound (LIGHTSHIP 73) Vineyard Sound 14 September 1944 Foundered in hurricane[11]
Wilcox Off Cape Hatteras 30 September 1943 Foundered in gale[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US President Harry S Truman declared the last day of December 1946 the official end of the United States participation in World War II
  2. ^ "USS Cythera". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Operational Losses in World War II: Circumstances, Location and Date of Loss". Department of the Navy. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  4. ^ "USN Ships--USS PT-107, 1942-1944". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  5. ^ "PT-509". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  6. ^ U-Boat Forum accessed 28 October 2018
  7. ^ U boat Forum accessed 28 October 2018
  8. ^ Morison, Samuel Eliot. The invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945. History of United States naval operations in World War II. 11. Boston: Little, Brown. p. 141. ISBN 9781591145776. LCCN 2009052288. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  9. ^ "USS Atik". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  10. ^ a b c alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (Y)
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i "HyperWar: The Coast Guard at War--8: Lost Cutters". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  12. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Cutter History". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  13. ^ "USCGC Acacia". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  14. ^ "USCGC Alexander Hamilton". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  15. ^ "Casualties, Navy and Coast Guard Ships, WW II". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  16. ^ Willoughby, Malcolm F. (1957). The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute. pp. 100–104.

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