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. The list does not include United States Merchant Marine ships, many which had United States Navy Armed Guard units.[2]

USS Lexington on fire during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 1942
Light cruiser USS Birmingham coming alongside burning aircraft carrier USS Princeton at Battle of Leyte Gulf, 1944
USS Tucker, a Mahan-class destroyer, sinking after striking a mine while escorting a cargo ship into New Hebrides, 1942
USS Oklahoma, on fire, producing thick smoke, after she took heavy damage during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941
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Combatants[edit]

Battleships (BB)[edit]

Name Hull number Ship class Location Date Cause
Arizona BB-39 Pennsylvania-class battleship 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 BB-37 Nevada-class battleship Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 Capsized by carrier-based aircraft torpedoes and raised in 1943 but not repaired.
Sank 17 May 1947 in a storm while being towed to San Francisco for scrapping.

Note - USS Utah (AG-16) (ex BB-31) is not listed as a battleship as it had been converted to an anti-aircraft gunnery training ship by the time of her sinking; it is included in the sub-section "Other auxiliaries".

Aircraft carriers (CV/CVL)[edit]

Name Hull number Ship class Location Date Cause
Lexington CV-2 Lexington-class aircraft carrier 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
Yorktown CV-5 Yorktown-class aircraft carrier 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
Wasp CV-7 Yorktown-class aircraft carrier (smaller design variant) 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
Hornet CV-8 Yorktown-class aircraft carrier 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 Disabled by carrier-based aircraft bombs and torpedoes and abandoned, hull torpedoed and sunk by Japanese destroyers
Princeton CVL-23 Independence class light aircraft carrier 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

Escort aircraft carriers (CVE)[edit]

Name Hull number Ship class Location Date Cause
Liscome Bay CVE-56 Casablanca-class escort carrier 02°54′N 172°30′E / 2.900°N 172.500°E / 2.900; 172.500 24 November 1943 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-175
Block Island CVE-21 Bogue-class escort carrier 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 CVE-73 Casablanca-class escort carrier 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 CVE-63 Casablanca-class escort carrier 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 CVE-79 Casablanca-class escort carrier 11°25′N 121°19′E / 11.417°N 121.317°E / 11.417; 121.317 4 January 1945 Struck by Kamikaze aircraft and scuttled.
Bismarck Sea CVE-95 Casablanca-class escort carrier 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 Hull number Ship class Location Date Cause
Houston CA-30 Northampton-class cruiser 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
Astoria CA-34 New Orleans-class cruiser Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Savo Island 9 August 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire
Quincy CA-39 New Orleans-class cruiser Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Savo Island 9 August 1942 Sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes
Vincennes CA-44 New Orleans-class cruiser 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
Northampton CA-26 Northampton-class cruiser 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
Chicago CA-29 Northampton-class cruiser 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
Indianapolis CA-35 Portland-class cruiser 12°02′N 134°48′E / 12.033°N 134.800°E / 12.033; 134.800, Philippine Sea 30 July 1945 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58

Light cruisers (CL)[edit]

Name Hull number Ship class Location Date Cause
Atlanta CL-51 Atlanta-class cruiser Off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Heavily damaged by friendly fire from USS San Francisco (CA-38) during night action after being mistaken for a Japanese destroyer, scuttled the following day.
Juneau CL-52 Atlanta-class cruiser 10°34′S 161°04′E / 10.567°S 161.067°E / -10.567; 161.067, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-26
Helena CL-50 Brooklyn-class cruiser 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 torpedoes

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.
Evans Off Okinawa 11 May 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
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.
Haggard Off Okinawa 29 April 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
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 Japanese naval gunfire
Hugh W. Hadley Off Okinawa 11 May 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
Hull 14°57′N 127°58′E / 14.950°N 127.967°E / 14.950; 127.967 18 December 1944 Sunk in typhoon.
Hutchins Off Okinawa 27 April 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze boat and not repaired.
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 Japanese 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 Japanese naval gunfire.
Laffey Off Savo Island, Solomons, Battle of Guadalcanal 13 November 1942 Sunk by Japanese naval gunfire.
Lansdale 37°03′N 3°51′E / 37.050°N 3.850°E / 37.050; 3.850 20 April 1944 Sunk by German land-based aircraft torpedoes.
Leary 45°N 22°W / 45°N 22°W / 45; -22 24 December 1943 Torpedoed by German submarine U-275.
Leutze Off Okinawa 6 April 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
Little 26°24′N 126°15′E / 26.400°N 126.250°E / 26.400; 126.250 3 May 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 German 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 (DD-434) 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 (DD-726) 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.
Morris Off Okinawa 6 April 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
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 Japanese 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.
Newcomb Off Okinawa 6 April 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
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, Bombing of Darwin 19 February 1942 Sunk by carrier based aircraft bombs in Darwin Harbour
Perkins Off New Guinea 29 November 1943 Sunk after being rammed by Australian troopship Duntroon.
Pillsbury 14°30′S 106°30′E / 14.500°S 106.500°E / -14.500; 106.500 2 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 carrier based 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-21 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.
Shaw Leyte, Philippines 2 April 1945 Grounded and not repaired.
Shubrick Off Okinawa 29 May 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
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.
Thatcher Off Okinawa 19 July 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
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.
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
Donnell North Atlantic Ocean 3 May 1944 Torpedoed by U-473 and damaged beyond repair. Re-designated IX-182 15 July 1944 and converted to a floating power plant at Cherbourg, France in August 1944. Later used as a barracks ship.
England Off Okinawa 9 May 1945 Severely damaged by Kamikaze and not repaired.
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 10 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. Damaged beyond repair and scuttled on 9 June 1946.
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 Japanese 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 Japanese cruiser Atago and chasing Japanese cruiser Takao.
Dorado near the Panama Canal Zone 15 October 1943 Possibly 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 22 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 Sunk by accident following circular run of her own torpedo.[3]
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 by Japanese aircraft and not repaired to operational condition. 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 refloated but not repaired. Decommissioned on 24 March 1945 after only 40 days in commission.
Perch Java Sea 3 March 1942 Scuttled after being damaged by Japanese destroyer Ushio.
Pickerel off northern Honshu Lost on or after 3 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 by accidental 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.
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 January 1945 Fate unknown: possibly lost to mines or sunk 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. Wreck shows evidence of being hit by an aerial bomb.

Note - Although most sources list 52 US submarines as lost during World War II, the above listing includes two others, Halibut and Lancetfish, which were damaged beyond economical repair and were subsequently scrapped without returning to active service. At least 11 of the submarines listed above were lost due to accidents, including 1 (S-26) by a collision, 3 (R-12, S-28 and Lancetfish) by flooding, 4 (S-27, S-36, S-39 and Darter) by groundings and 3 (Tang, Tullibee and Grunion) sunk by circular runs of their own torpedoes. Two other submarines, Dorado and Seawolf, were probably sunk in friendly fire incidents.

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 USS 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.[4]
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 after five collisions.
Fisheries II At Corregidor, P.I. 6 May 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture.
Maryann At Corregidor, P.I. 6 May 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture.
Perry At Corregidor, P.I. 6 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-590 Off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 9 October 1945 Grounded, broke in half and sank by Typhoon Louise.
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 Utah Beach, Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Sunk by German coast artillery.
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 in Typhoon Ida (1945).
SC-636 Off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 9 October 1945 Foundered by Typhoon Louise.
SC-694 Off Palermo, Sicily 23 August 1943 Sunk by German bombers.
SC-696 Off Palermo, Sicily 23 August 1943 Bombed and sunk by German aircraft.
SC-700 Vella Lavella, Solomons 10 March 1944 Sunk by accidental fire.
SC-709 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 21 January 1943 Grounded.
SC-740 15°32′S 147°06′E / 15.533°S 147.100°E / -15.533; 147.100 17 June 1943 Grounded on Great Barrier Reef.
SC-744 Tacloban Bay, P.I. 27 November 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze.
SC-751 21°56′S 113°53′E / 21.933°S 113.883°E / -21.933; 113.883 22 June 1943 Grounded and sunk.
SC-984 Cook's Reef, Mai Island, New Hebrides 9 April 1944 Grounded, abandoned and sunk.
SC-1019 22°28′N 84°30′W / 22.467°N 84.500°W / 22.467; -84.500 22 April 1945 Grounded and sunk. Salvaged and repaired. Decommissioned on 31 May 1945.
SC-1024 35°12′N 74°57′W / 35.200°N 74.950°W / 35.200; -74.950 2 March 1943 Collided with USS Plymouth (PG-57) and SS Cities Service Fuel and sank with all hands.
SC-1059 In Bahama Islands 11 December 1944 Grounded. Later salvaged and repaired.
SC-1067 Off Attu, Aleutians 19 November 1943 Foundered.

Patrol torpedo boats (PT)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
PT-22 North Pacific 11 June 1943 Damaged in storm[5]
PT-28 Dora Harbor, Alaska 12 January 1943 Wrecked in storm[5]
PT-31 Subic Bay, Philippine Islands 20 January 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture[5]
PT-32 Sulu Sea 13 March 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture[5]
PT-33 Off Cape Santiago, Philippine Islands 15 December 1941 Damaged by grounding and destroyed to prevent capture.[5]
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[5]
PT-37 Off Guadalcanal, Solomons 1 February 1943 Destroyed by Japanese destroyer Kawakaze[5]
PT-41 Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands 15 April 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-43 Off Guadalcanal, Solomons 10 January 1943 Scuttled after damage by Japanese warships the previous day.
PT-44 09º10'S, 159º45'E Off Savo Island, Solomons 11 December 1942 Destroyed by gunfire from Japanese destroyers.
PT-63 Off New Ireland 18 June 1944 Destroyed by fire in port fire while fueling.
PT-67 Off Tufi, New Guinea 17 March 1943 Destroyed by fire in port fire while fueling.
PT-68 New Guinea 1 October 1943 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-73 Philippines 15 January 1945 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-77 Off Talin Pt., Luzon, P.I. 1 February 1945 Destroyed by friendly fire due to false identification.
PT-79 Off Talin Pt., Luzon, P.I. 1 February 1945 Destroyed by friendly fire due to false identification.
PT-107 Hamburg Bay, Emirau Island 18 June 1944 Accidental gasoline fire.[6]
PT-109 Blackett Strait, Solomons 2 August 1943 Sunk by collision with Japanese destroyer Amagiri.
PT-110 Off New Guinea 26 January 1944 Sunk after collision.
PT-111 Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 1 February 1943 Destroyed by Japanese destroyer Kawakaze.
PT-112 Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 10 January 1943 Sunk by Japanese warships.
PT-113 Off Buna, New Guinea 8 August 1943 Wrecked by grounding in friendly waters.
PT-117 Rendova Harbor, Solomons 1 August 1943 Destroyed by Japanese aircraft.
PT-118 Vella Lavella, Solomons 7 September 1943 Grounded and destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-119 Off Tufi, New Guinea 17 March 1943 Accidentally destroyed by fire while fueling in port.
PT-121 5°S 151°E / 5°S 151°E / -5; 151 27 March 1944 Destroyed in error by friendly fire from Allied aircraft
PT-123 Off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 1 February 1943 Destroyed by Japanese aircraft.
PT-133 Off Cape Pus, New Guinea 15 July 1944 Sunk by Japanese shore battery.
PT-135 5°29′S 152°09′E / 5.483°S 152.150°E / -5.483; 152.150 12 April 1944 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-136 Vitiaz Strait, New Guinea 17 September 1943 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-145 New Guinea 4 January 1944 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-147 New Guinea 19 November 1943 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-153 Solomon Islands 4 July 1943 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-158 Off Munda Pt., Solomon Islands 5 July 1943 Grounded, destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-164 Ferguson Passage, Solomon Islands 1 August 1943 Sunk by Japanese aircraft.
PT-165 23°45′S 166°30′E / 23.750°S 166.500°E / -23.750; 166.500 23 May 1943 Sunk on board SS Stanvac Manila when that ship was torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-17.
PT-166 Off New Georgia, Solomon Islands 20 July 1943 Accidentally strafed and sunk by US B-25 bomber.
PT-172 Off Vella Lavella, Solomons 7 September 1943 Grounded and destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-173 23°45′S 166°30′E / 23.750°S 166.500°E / -23.750; 166.500 23 May 1943 Sunk on board SS Stanvac Manila when that ship was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-17.
PT-193 Bani Point, New Guinea 0°55′S 134°52′E / 0.917°S 134.867°E / -0.917; 134.867 25 June 1944 Grounded on a coral reef and destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-200 Off Newport, Rhode Island 41°N 71°W / 41°N 71°W / 41; -71 23 February 1944 Collision with unknown object.
PT-202 43°23′N 6°43′E / 43.383°N 6.717°E / 43.383; 6.717 16 August 1944 Sunk by German mine off Point Aygulf, France.
PT-218 43°23′N 6°43′E / 43.383°N 6.717°E / 43.383; 6.717 16 August 1944 Sunk by German mine off Point Aygulf, France.
PT-219 Off Attu, Aleutians 14 September 1943 Grounded in a storm.
PT-239 Lambu Lambu Cove, Vella Lavella, Solomons 14 December 1943 Destroyed after fire broke out in a gasoline dump.
PT-247 6°38′S 156°01′E / 6.633°S 156.017°E / -6.633; 156.017 5 May 1944 Sunk by Japanese shore battery, off Bougainville, Solomon Islands.
PT-251 Empress Augusta Bay, off Bougainville, Solomons 26 February 1944 Grounded on 26 February 1944 and sunk by Japanese shore batteries.
PT-279 Off Bougainville I., Solomon Islands 11 February 1944 Sunk in a collision with PT-282.
PT-283 Off Choiseul Island, near Bougainville, Solomon Islands 17 March 1944 Mistakenly sunk by gunfire from USS Guest (DD-472).
PT-300 Off Mindoro, Philippines 18 December 1944 Sunk by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft.
PT-301 Mios Woendi, Biak Island, off New Guinea 7 November 1944 Heavily damaged by an accidental explosion. Laid up as a constructive loss.
PT-311 43°N 9°E / 43°N 9°E / 43; 9 18 November 1944 Sunk by mine off Corsica.
PT-320 San Pedro Bay, off Leyte, Philippines 1 November 1944 Bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft.
PT-321 San Isidoro Bay, P.I. 11 November 1944 Grounded and damaged on 10 November 1944 and destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-322 Near Hardenberg Point, New Guinea 24 November 1944 Grounded and damaged and then scuttled to prevent capture.
PT-323 10°33′N 125°14′E / 10.550°N 125.233°E / 10.550; 125.233 Leyte, Philippines 10 December 1944 Destroyed by a Japanese Kamikaze.
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 Mindoro, Philippines 28 January 1945 Severely damaged by grounding and scrapped.
PT-339 Off Biak, New Guinea 27 May 1944 Grounded and destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-346 Off New Britain 29 April 1944 Attacked and destroyed by mistake by American aircraft.
PT-347 Off New Britain 29 April 1944 Attacked and destroyed by mistake by American aircraft.
PT-353 5°S 151°E / 5°S 151°E / -5; 151 27 March 1944 Accidentally sunk by allied aircraft.
PT-363 Kaoe Bay, Halmahera, N.E.I. 25 November 1944 Sunk by Japanese shore batteries.
PT-368 Off Halmahera, N.E.I. 11 October 1944 Grounded and destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-371 2°05′N 127°51′E / 2.083°N 127.850°E / 2.083; 127.850 19 September 1944 Grounded and destroyed to prevent capture.
PT-493 In Surigao Strait, P.I. 25 October 1944 Sunk by Japanese warships.
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[7]
PT-555 Off Cape Couronne, Mediterranean 23 August 1944 Sunk by enemy mine.

20 PT boats were destroyed by grounding, another 9 were sunk by friendly fire and 10 more were lost due to other accidents.

District patrol vessels (YP)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YP-16 Guam 9 December 1941 Damaged by Japanese forces and later burned by crew.
YP-17 Guam 9 December 1941 Scuttled and raised by the Japanese[8] CG-275/YP-17 as transferred to the Maritime Administration in 1945, presumably for disposal or layup in the Reserve Fleet[9]
YP-26 In Canal Zone 19 November 1942 Explosion.
YP-47 Off Staten Island, New York 26 April 1943 Sunk in collision with the minesweeper YMS-110 in the Ambrose Channel.
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 Sunk by collision. (Former PC-523.)
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 Three miles northeast of Monterey, California 30 June 1942 Sunk after running aground in heavy weather.
YP-183 Mahaiula Bay, Kona, Hawaii 12 January 1943 Sunk after running aground during a storm. (Originally the 71 foot long Aku Sampan Fuji Maru.)
YP-205 Saba Island, Caribbean Sea; 18°30′N 65°00′W / 18.500°N 65.000°W / 18.500; -65.000 1 November 1942 Lost after grounding.
YP-235 In Gulf of Mexico 1 April 1943 Sunk by explosion of unknown cause.
YP-270 Baja, Mexico north of Isla Magdalena; 25°30′N 112°06′W / 25.500°N 112.100°W / 25.500; -112.100 30 June 1942 Sunk after running aground in heavy weather.
YP-277 Off French Frigate Shoals, Northern Pacific Ocean 23 May 1942 Destroyed by fire after striking a U.S. mine.
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 Foundered in heavy weather.
YP-284 Off Guadalcanal I., Solomons 25 October 1942 Sunk in action, along with USS Seminole (AT-65), by Japanese destroyers.
YP-289 Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Wrecked by Typhoon Louise.
YP-331 Gulf of Mexico 24°56′N 81°58′W / 24.933°N 81.967°W / 24.933; -81.967 23 March 1944 Foundered in heavy weather.
YP-336 In Delaware River 23 February 1943 Grounding.
YP-345 80 miles northeast of Laysan Island, southeast of Midway 31 October 1942 Cause unknown.
YP-346 Off Guadalcanal 9 September 1942 Sunk by Japanese cruiser Sendai and three destroyers.
YP-383 Gulf of Panama 8°22′N 79°29′W / 8.367°N 79.483°W / 8.367; -79.483 24 November 1944 Sunk after collision with USS LCI(L)-873
YP-387 Approximately 7.5 miles NNE of Wildwood, NJ 39°N 75°W / 39°N 75°W / 39; -75 20 May 1942 Sank after collision with the collier SS Jason (ex-AV-2, ex-AC-12).
YP-389 Off Cape Hatteras 19 June 1942 Sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-701.
YP-405 Off Smith Shoal, near Key West, Florida 20 November 1942 Sunk after fire.
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 Grounded.
YP-492 Off Mayport, Florida 8 January 1943 Sunk in collision with YP-613.
YP-577 On Lake Michigan near the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Illinois. 23 January 1943 Destroyed by explosion of unknown cause.

Only two YPs were lost due to enemy action. All others were lost due to accidents.

Mine warfare ships[edit]

Minelayers (CM, DM)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Gamble (DM-15) off Iwo Jima 18 February 1945 Damaged by aircraft bombs and later scuttled.
Miantonomah (CM-10) off of Le Havre, France 25 September 1944 Sunk by mine.
Montgomery (DM-17) off Palau 17 October 1944 Severely damaged by a mine. Returned to US and decommissioned on 23 April 1945.
Weehawken (CM-12) Tsuken Shima, Japan 9 October 1945 Broken in two. Decommissioned on 11 December 1945.

Destroyer minesweepers (DMS)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Dorsey (DMS-1) Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise. Destroyed 1 January 1946.
Emmons (DMS-22) 26°48′N 128°04′E / 26.800°N 128.067°E / 26.800; 128.067 6 April 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Hovey (DMS-11) 16°20′N 120°10′E / 16.333°N 120.167°E / 16.333; 120.167 7 January 1945 Sunk by Japanese torpedo.
Long (DMS-12) 16°12′N 120°11′E / 16.200°N 120.183°E / 16.200; 120.183 6 January 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.
Palmer (DMS-5) Lingayen Gulf, Philippines 7 January 1945 Sunk by Japanese bombs.
Perry (DMS-17) Off Palau Island 13 September 1944 Sunk by underwater mine explosion.[10]
Southard (DMS-10) Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise. Deemed unsalvageable. Destroyed with explosives 14 January 1946.
Wasmuth (DMS-15) Aleutian Islands 29 December 1942 Sunk accidentally by her own depth charges.

Minesweepers (AM/AMc)[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.
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.
Osprey 50°12′N 1°20′W / 50.200°N 1.333°W / 50.200; -1.333 5 June 1944 Sunk by mine.
Penguin Guam 8 December 1941 Scuttled after damaged by near-miss of Japanese bombs.
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 29 June 1943 Probably sunk by a Mine (No claim by U-boat)[11]
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 torpedo from U-593.
Skylark 26°20′N 127°41′E / 26.333°N 127.683°E / 26.333; 127.683 28 March 1945 Sunk by mine.
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.

Motor Minesweepers (YMS)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YMS-14 In Boston Harbor 11 January 1945 Sunk in collision with USS Herndon (DD 638).
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 off Corregidor 14 February 1945 Scuttled after being hit by coast defense gunfire.
YMS-50 Off Balikipapan, N.E.I. 18 June 1945 Struck a mine on 18 June 1945 at and was scuttled by the light cruiser Denver.
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 9°19′N 116°48′E / 9.317°N 116.800°E / 9.317; 116.800 9 July 1945 sunk by mine off Balikpapan, Borneo
YMS-98 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945 Foundered in Typhoon Ida.
YMS-103 26°13′N 127°54′E / 26.217°N 127.900°E / 26.217; 127.900 8 April 1945
YMS-127 Tanaga Island, Aleutians 10 January 1944 Grounded in a storm. Salvaged and sailed to Seattle, Washington where she was declared a constructive loss and stricken on 16 September 1944.
YMS-133 Off Oregon Coast 20 February 1943 Foundered and sinks off Coos Bay, Oregon.
YMS-146 Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Foundered in Typhoon Louise.
YMS-275 Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise. Destroyed in December 1945.
YMS-304 Off Northern France 30 July 1944 Sunk by a mine. 8 dead and 30 injured.
YMS-341 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945 Foundered in Typhoon Ida.
YMS-350 Off Cherbourg 2 July 1944 Sunk by a mine.
YMS-365 1°18′S 116°50′E / 1.300°S 116.833°E / -1.300; 116.833 26 June 1945 Sunk by a mine and scuttled.
YMS-378 49°33′N 1°13′W / 49.550°N 1.217°W / 49.550; -1.217 30 July 1944 Damaged by mine and stricken on 16 September 1944.
YMS-383 Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Foundered in Typhoon Louise.
YMS-385 Zowariau Channel, Ulithi, Caroline Islands 1 October 1944 Sunk by mine.
YMS-409 Off Atlantic Coast 12 September 1944 Foundered off Cape Hatteras in the Great Atlantic hurricane of 1944 with the loss of all hands.
YMS-421 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945 Foundered in Typhoon Ida.
YMS-424 Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise and destroyed on 18 December 1945.
YMS-454 Tsuken Shima, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise. Destroyed on 20 December 1945.
YMS-472 Off Okinawa 16 September 1945 Foundered in Typhoon Ida.
YMS-481 Tarakan Island, off Borneo 2 May 1945 Sunk by shore batteries in the Battle of Tarakan (1945).

Amphibious warfare ships[edit]

Tank landing ships (LST)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LST-6 English Channel near the Seine River, France 18 November 1944 Struck a German mine.
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 Sunk by German aircraft.
LST-167 At Vella Lavella 25 September 1943 Bombed by Japanese aircraft.
LST-179 Pearl Harbor 21 May 1944 Fire and accidental explosion.
LST-203 Near Nanumea, Ellice Islands 1 October 1943 Grounded.
LST-228 In Azores 20 January 1944 Grounded.
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 Sunk by German aircraft.
LST-314 49°43′N 00°52′W / 49.717°N 0.867°W / 49.717; -0.867 9 June 1944 Sunk by German torpedo boat.
LST-318 Off Caronia, Sicily 9 August 1943 Sunk by German aircraft.
LST-333 36°59′N 4°01′E / 36.983°N 4.017°E / 36.983; 4.017 22 June 1943 Torpedoed by U-593 eight miles northeast of Cape Corbelin, Algeria. Towed and beached near Dellys and declared a total loss.
LST-342 9°03′S 158°11′E / 9.050°S 158.183°E / -9.050; 158.183 18 July 1943 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine Ro-106.
LST-348 40°57′N 13°14′E / 40.950°N 13.233°E / 40.950; 13.233 20 February 1944 Torpedoed by U-410 north of Naples, Italy.
LST-349 Off Ponza, Italy 26 February 1944 Grounded.
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 Sunk by U-870.
LST-376 English Channel 9 June 1944 Torpedoed and sunk by a German surface craft.
LST-396 8°18′S 156°55′E / 8.300°S 156.917°E / -8.300; 156.917 18 August 1943 Explosion.
LST-447 26°9′N 127°18′E / 26.150°N 127.300°E / 26.150; 127.300 6 April 1945 Sunk by a Kamikaze 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 Sunk by Kamikaze.
LST-472 Off Mindoro, Philippines 15 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze.
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 Grounded.
LST-496 Off Normandy, France 11 June 1944 Mine.
LST-499 Off Normandy, France 8 June 1944 Mine.
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 Normandy, France 19 June 1944 Mine.
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 Grounded.
LST-568 Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded. Refloated next day. Towed to Philippines and scuttled off of Samar on 7 March 1946.
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 Severely damaged by enemy action and not repaired.
LST-738 Off Mindoro, P.I. 15 December 1944 Hit by Japanese aircraft.
LST-749 11°10′N 121°11′E / 11.167°N 121.183°E / 11.167; 121.183 21 December 1944 Hit by a Kamikaze aircraft.
LST-750 Off Negros, P.I. 28 December 1944 Sunk by Japanese aircraft.
LST-808 Off Ie Shima 18 May 1945 Strick by aerial torpedo and grounded on a coral reef. Hit by Kamikaze on 20 May and damaged beyond repair.
Destroyed in place on 1 November 1945.
LST-826 Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded. Scrapped in 1947.
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 (LSM)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LSM-12 Off Okinawa 4 April 1945 Beached and broken up.
LSM-15 Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Foundered in Typhoon Louise.
LSM-20 10°12′N 125°19′E / 10.200°N 125.317°E / 10.200; 125.317 5 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze.
LSM-59 Off Okinawa 21 June 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze.
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 Kamikazes.
LSM-194 Off Okinawa 4 May 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze.
LSM-195 Off Okinawa 3 May 1945 Sunk by Kamikaze.
LSM-318 10°56′N 124°38′E / 10.933°N 124.633°E / 10.933; 124.633 7 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze.

Tank landing craft (LCT)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LCT-19 Off Salerno, Italy 15 September 1943 Sunk by German aircraft.
LCT-21 Off Oran, Algeria 1 January 1943 Lost on board the merchant Arthur Middleton that was sunk by the German submarine U-73.
LCT-23 At Algiers 3 May 1943 Underwater explosion.
LCT-25 Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Destroyed by German coast artillery.
LCT-26 41°4′N 13°30′E / 41.067°N 13.500°E / 41.067; 13.500 Gulf of Gaeta, Italy 25 February 1944 Lost in a storm.
LCT-27 Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Grounded and later capsized.
LCT-28 In Mediterranean 30 May 1943 Stuck a mine.
LCT-30 Omaha Beach, Normandy, France[12] 6 June 1944 Disabled by artillery shell and abandoned.
LCT-35 Off Anzio, Italy 15 February 1944 Sunk by German aircraft.
LCT-36 Off Naples, Italy 26 February 1944 Grounded.
LCT-66 At Pearl Harbor 12 April 1945 Lost in non-combat incident.
LCT-71 53°38′N 146°5′W / 53.633°N 146.083°W / 53.633; -146.083 Gulf of Alaska 11 September 1943 Lost in heavy seas while under tow.
LCT-147 Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Grounded.
LCT-154 37°8′N 10°58′E / 37.133°N 10.967°E / 37.133; 10.967 Off Cape Bon, Tunisia 31 August 1943 Foundered while under tow.
LCT-175 4°27′N 133°40′E / 4.450°N 133.667°E / 4.450; 133.667 off Palau 21 February 1945 Foundered and capsized in a storm.
LCT-182 Off Wana Wana Island, New Georgia Group 7 August 1944 Foundered.
LCT-185 Off Bizerte, Tunisia 24 January 1944 Foundered in a storm.
LCT-196 Off Salerno, Italy 27 September 1943 Buckled in heavy seas while under tow.
LCT-197 Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Sunk by mine.
LCT-200 Off Northern France 6 June 1944 Severely damaged and later sank.
LCT-208 Off Algeria 20 June 1943 Grounded and later disposed.
LCT-209 Off Northern France 10 June 1944 Grounded near Normandy.
LCT-215 Off Salerno, Italy 7 October 1943 Foundered in heavy seas.
LCT-220 Off Anzio, Italy 13 February 1944 Foundered in storm.
LCT-241 Off Salerno, Italy 15 September 1943 Lost in air attack.
LCT-242 Off Naples, Italy 2 December 1943 Sunk by a circling torpedo
LCT-244 Off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 8 June 1944 Foundered.
LCT-253 On Passage To Tarawa 21 January 1945 Foundered en route to Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands area.
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 Sunk by naval gunfire.
LCT-315 At Eniwetok Atoll 23 March 1944 Sunk by an explosion of unknown origin.
LCT-319 Kiska Island, Alaska 27 August 1943 Grounded.
LCT-332 Normandy, France 6 June 1944 Damaged on beach in Normandy and abandoned.
LCT-340 37°21′N 11°11′E / 37.350°N 11.183°E / 37.350; 11.183 9 February 1944 Founderd in storm near Cape Bon,Tunsia
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 (LCI(L), LCI(G))[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 Bombed by Japanese aircraft.
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 seriously damaged by Japanese torpedo planes en route to Saipan, was scuttled by USS Stembel DD-644
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 (LCS)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
LCS-7 Off Luzon, P.I. 16 February 1945 Sunk by Japanese assault demolition boats off entrance to Mariveles harbor.
LCS-15 27°20′N 127°10′E / 27.333°N 127.167°E / 27.333; 127.167 22 April 1945 Sunk by aircraft.
LCS-26 Off Luzon, P.I. 16 February 1945 Sunk by Japanese shore batteries.
LCS-33 Off Okinawa 12 April 1945 Sunk by Japanese kamikazes planes.
LCS-49 Off Luzon, P.I. 16 February 1945 Sunk by Japanese shore batteries.
LCS-127 Off San Clemente Island, California 5 March 1945 Grounded during an exercise.

Auxiliaries[edit]

Seaplane tenders (AV, AVP, AVD)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Gannet (AVP-28) 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, Off Tjilatjap Harbor, Indonesia 27 February 1942 Scuttled at sea after being heavily damaged by Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bombers.
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 ships (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.[13]
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.
Etamin (AK-93) Milne Bay, Papua, New Guinea 27 April 1944 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine and disabled. Repurposed as a cargo barge and redesignated as IX-173 on 12 August 1944.
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. 255 killed.

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) Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise. Destroyed with explosives 14 January 1946.

Oilers (AO/AOG)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Kanawha (AO-1) 9°10′S 160°12′E / 9.167°S 160.200°E / -9.167; 160.200 8 April 1943 Damaged by Japanese aircraft on 7 April 1943 off Tulagi, Solomon Islands. Sank the next day.
Mississinewa (AO-59) 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 (AO-5) 21°1′N 160°6′W / 21.017°N 160.100°W / 21.017; -160.100 23 January 1942 Torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-72.
Neosho (AO-23) Coral Sea 11 May 1942 Sunk on 11 May 1942, after being heavily damaged during the Battle of the Coral Sea on 7 May 1942.
Pecos (AO-6) 14°30′S 106°30′E / 14.500°S 106.500°E / -14.500; 106.500 1 March 1942 Sunk by Japanese airplanes from aircraft carrier Soryu.
Sheepscot (AOG-24) Off Iwo Jima 6 June 1945 Ran aground and capsized near Iwo Jima.

Troop transports (AP/APA/APc)[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.
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, Solomon Islands 8 August 1942 Struck by Japanese "Betty" bomber.
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.
Lafayette (AP-53) Pier 88, Manhattan 9 February 1942 Former French luxury liner SS Normandie. Caught fire and capsized while undergoing
conversion to a troop transport. Deemed unsalvageable and later scrapped.
Leedstown (AP-73) Off Algiers 9 November 1942 Sunk after being torpedoed by German aircraft.
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.
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 U-205 and/or aircraft off Cape Palos, Spain. Towed to Algiers and never repaired.
Struck on 8 April 1944 and hulk sold for scrap.

High speed transports (APD)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
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.
Greene (APD-36) Kudaka Island, off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise and not repaired. Decommissioned and destroyed.
Gregory (APD-3) Off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 5 September 1942 Sunk by Japanese gunfire.
Little (APD-4) Solomons 5 September 1942 Sunk by Japanese gunfire.
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.
Noa (APD-24) 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.
Ward (APD-16) 10°51′N 124°32′E / 10.850°N 124.533°E / 10.850; 124.533 7 December 1944 Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft.

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 torpedo from US submarine USS Guardfish (SS-217).
Extricate (ARS-16) Okinawa 9 October 1945 Severely damaged and beached by Typhoon Louise and destroyed with explosives 4 March 1946.
Nestor (ARB-6) Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded by Typhoon Louise and later destroyed.
Rescuer (ARS-18) Aleutian Islands 1 January 1943 Beached and severely damaged by a gale.

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/ATA/ATF/ATR)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
ATA-191 Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Grounded and partially sunk in a typhoon. Not repaired, hulk destroyed on 29 December 1945.
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 Japanese submarine I-39
Partridge Off Northern France 11 June 1944 Torpedoed by a German E-boat.
Ranger Philippine Islands After 28 February 1942 Commandeered Filipino tugboat. Fate unknown. Probably captured or destroyed by Japanese.
Seminole Off Tulagi Island, 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).
Trabajador Near Corregidor, Philippines 10 April 1942 Commandeered Filipino tugboat. Likely sunk by Japanese gunfire.
Wateree Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Sank during typhoon.

Other auxiliaries[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
AFD-13 Off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 16 September 1945 Floating dry dock. Sunk by Typhoon Ida.
APL-12 Yonakuni Shima, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 2 October 1945 Barracks ship. Intentionally beached due to Typhoon Louise. Refloated 24 October 1945. Blown up on 26 January 1946.
APL-13 Chinen Misaki, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 9 October 1945 Barracks ship. Grounded by Typhoon Louise. Out of service 28 December 1945. Later blown up.
APL-33 Off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 9 October 1945 Barracks ship. Grounded by Typhoon Louise. Later blown up.
Robert L. Barnes (AG-27), ex-(AO-14) Guam, Marianas Islands 10 December 1941 Oil storage ship. Captured in port, taken into Japanese service and survived the war.
Canopus (AS-9) At Bataan, Philippines 10 April 1942 Submarine tender. Immobilized by Japanese aircraft bombs and scuttled to prevent capture.
Mount Hood (AE-11) At Manus, Admiralty Islands 10 November 1944 Ammunition ship. Disintegrated by internal explosion of undetermined cause.
Niagara (AGP-1) Solomon Islands 23 May 1943 Engine repair ship. Sunk by Japanese aircraft.
Pontiac (AF-20) Off Halifax, Nova Scotia 30 January 1945 Refrigerated cargo ship. Intentionally beached after flooding. Salvaged on 17 February 1945, but not returned to active service.
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 Former battleship converted to a gunnery training and target ship. Capsized by carrier-based aircraft torpedoes.

Unclassified miscellaneous (IX)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
America (IX-41) Annapolis, Maryland 29 March 1942 Famous racing yacht. Destroyed by the collapse of a snow covered shed.
Asphalt (IX-153) Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 6 October 1944 Concrete barge. Grounded in a storm and stricken on 23 February 1945.
Canandaigua (IX-233) New London, Connecticut 22 November 1945 Auxiliary sailing schooner which was previously used by the US Coast Guard Academy for cadet training. Foundered at pierside due to damage caused by a storm. Raised and placed out of service on 5 January 1946. Stricken on 12 April 1946.
Lignite (IX-162) Okinawa 9 October 1945 Concrete barge. Wrecked by Typhoon Louise. Broke away under tow and grounded on a reef off Eli Malk in Palau.
Ocelot (IX-110) Okinawa 9 October 1945 Service squadron flagship. Sunk by collision with USS Nestor during Typhoon Louise. Abandoned on 29 October 1945 and decommissioned on 6 December 1945.
Porcupine (IX-126) At Mindoro, P.I. 30 December 1944 Station tanker. Sunk by Kamikaze plane.
Ronaki (IX-94) Off Eastern Australia 18 June 1943 Auxiliary cargo schooner. Sunk after grounding on a reef.
Silica (IX-151) Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Concrete barge. Grounded by Typhoon Louise and abandoned. Decommissioned on 30 November 1945 and struck on 3 January 1946.
Vandalia (IX-191) Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Station tanker. Grounded by Typhoon Louise and abandoned. Stricken on 5 December 1945 and sold for scrap.
DCH-1 (IX-44), ex-Walker (ex YW-57, ex DD-163) Eastern Pacific Ocean 28 December 1941 Former destroyer converted to damage control hulk. Cast adrift while under tow enroute to Pearl Harbor and scuttled by gunfire.

District craft[edit]

Uncovered lighters (YC)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
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 10 December 1941
YC-665 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-666 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-667 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-668 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-669 Philippines 1942
YC-670 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-671 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-672 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-673 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-674 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-683 Philippines 1942
YC-685 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-693 Alaska 1 February 1945[14]
YC-714 Philippines 1942
YC-715 Philippines 1942
YC-716 Philippines 1942
YC-717 Guam 10 December 1941
YC-718 Guam 10 December 1941
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 1945 Sank while under tow by the tug USS Mauvila.
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[14]
YC-970 In Puget Sound, Wash. 14 August 1943
YC-1272 Near San Pedro, Calif. 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 23 December 1941
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 Under tow by U.S. Army tugboat LT-4.

Covered lighters (YF)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
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
14 miles off Boston, Massachusetts.
11 May 1944 Exploded while disposing of explosives. 17 sailors were killed.
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-757 Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Wrecked by Typhoon Louise.
YF-777 At Eniwetok 6 August 1945
YF-926 En Route Pearl Harbor 8 March 1945
YF-1079 Buckner Bay, Okinawa 9 October 1945 Former LST-39. Wrecked by Typhoon Louise. Stricken on 25 February 1946 and destroyed in August 1946.

Ferry boats (YFB)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
San Felipe Corregidor, Philippines 6 May 1942 Captured by Imperial Japanese Army. Ultimate fate unknown.
Santa Rita Cavite, Philippines 10 December 1941 Bombed by Japanese aircraft.
Rosal Corregidor, Philippines 6 May 1942 Lost due to enemy action.
Camia Corregidor, Philippines 10 April 1942 Sunk by Japanese gunfire.
Dapdap Cavite, Philippines 2 January 1942 Lost to Japanese forces.
Rivera Corregidor, Philippines 6 May 1942 Probably captured with fall of Corregidor.
Magdalena Mariveles, Philippines 2 January 1942 Sunk by Japanese bombing.
Yacal Cavite, Philippines 2 January 1942 Probably destroyed to prevent capture.

Floating dry docks (YFD)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Dewey (YFD-1) Mariveles, Bataan, P.I. 10 April 1942 Scuttled to prevent capture.
YFD-20 Near Bolinas, California 31 January 1943 Lost while in tow from Eureka and stranded.

Self propelled barges (YSP)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YSP-41 Philippines 1942
YSP-42 Philippines 1942
YSP-43 Philippines 1942
YSP-44 Philippines 22 February 1942 Sunk by Japanese forces.
YSP-45 Philippines 1942
YSP-46 Philippines 22 February 1942 Sunk by Japanese forces.
YSP-47 Philippines 22 February 1942 Sunk by Japanese forces.
YSP-48 Philippines 22 February 1942 Sunk by Japanese forces.
YSP-49 Philippines 22 February 1942 Sunk by Japanese forces.
YSP-50 Philippines 1942

Yard oilers (YO, YON)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YO-41 Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines 22 February 1942 Destroyed by enemy action.
YO-42 Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines 22 February 1942 Destroyed by enemy action.
YO-64 Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines January 1942 Destroyed by enemy action.
YO-156 At Sitka, Alaska May 1945
YO-157 At Sitka, Alaska May 1945
YO-159 Off New Hebrides 14 January 1944 Torpedoed by Japanese submarine Ro-42.
YO-160 Bikini Atoll 25 July 1946 Expended in nuclear bomb test.
YO-161 Eniwetok 29 November 1946 Sank in Typhoon.
YON-184 Eniwetok September 1946 Sank in Typhoon.
YO-185 off Saipan 16 March 1946 Cause undetermined.

Harbor tugboats (YT, YTM)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
Banaag Subic Bay, Philippines 25 December 1941 Probably destroyed during the Japanese occupation of the Olongapo Naval Station.
Iona Cavite, Philippines 3 January 1942 Probably destroyed in an air raid at Cavite Navy Yard.
Mercedes Cavite, Philippines 2 January 1942 Destroyed to prevent capture.
Vaga Off Corregidor, P.I. 5 May 1942 Scuttled at Naval Base Manila to prevent capture. Raised by Japanese and renamed Taiyo Maru. Sunk by US aircraft about 15 January 1944.[15]
YT-198 Off Anzio, Italy 18 February 1944 Sunk by mine.
YT-247 14°14′N 158°59′W / 14.233°N 158.983°W / 14.233; -158.983 5 April 1944 Foundered while under tow to Palmyra, Western Australia.
Shahaka 27°21′N 136°29′W / 27.350°N 136.483°W / 27.350; -136.483 9 May 1944 Sunk after colliding with ABSD-2 midway between the California coast and the Hawaiian Islands.
YTM-467 Marshall or Gilbert Islands March 1944 No sources have been found which confirm the fate of YTM-467.

Water barges (YW)[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YW-50 Guam 10 December 1941 Captured by Japanese forces.
YW-54 Philippines 1942 Destroyed by Japanese forces.
YW-55 Guam 10 December 1941 Captured by Japanese forces.
YW-58 Guam 10 December 1941 Captured by Japanese forces.

Other district craft[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
YA-52 Philippines 1942
YA-59 Philippines 1942
YA-65 Philippines 1942
YAG-2 Philippines 10 December 1941 Destroyed by enemy aircraft during attack on Cavite Navy Yard. Later salvaged and used by Japanese.
YAG-3 Philippines May 1942 Either sunk by Japanese or destroyed to prevent capture.
YAG-4 Philippines 12 April 1942 Sunk by Japanese gunfire.
YAG-17 36°57′N 76°13′W / 36.950°N 76.217°W / 36.950; -76.217 14 September 1944
YD-19 Philippines 1942
YD-47 Philippines 1942
YD-56 Philippines 1942
YD-60 Philippines 1942
YDG-4 Off New Caledonia 1 October 1943 Struck a reef and broke up.
YG-39 10°10′N 79°51′W / 10.167°N 79.850°W / 10.167; -79.850 27 September 1944 Lost under tow about 50 miles northwest of Colon, Panama.
YG-44 At Pearl Harbor 7 February 1945 Sunk and later raised and stricken.
YM-4 Philippines 22 February 1942
YM-13 Guam 10 December 1941 Captured by Japanese forces.
YPD-22 Philippines 1942
YPK-6 Philippines 1942
YPK-7 Philippines 1942
YR-43 In Gulf of Alaska, off Zaikof Point
on Montague Island
28 March 1945 Broke loose from US Army tug LT-373. All crewmembers rescued.
YRC-4 Philippines 1942
YSR-2 Philippines 22 February 1942 Sunk by Japanese.

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
Off Plymouth, Massachusetts
2 May 1943 Fire[16]
CG-83301 Off Okinawa 9 October 1945 Lost in storm[16]
CG-83415 Off France 21 June 1944 Lost in storm[16]
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[16]
CG-83471 Off France 21 June 1944 Lost in storm[17]
CG-85006 (ex-Catamount #229192) Off Ambrose Light New York 27 March 1943 Explosion of unknown cause.[16]
Acacia (WAGL-200) Caribbean Sea 15 March 1942 Shelled and sunk by German submarine U-161[18]
Alexander Hamilton (WPG-34) Off Iceland 29 January 1942 Torpedoed by U-132[19]
Bedloe (WSC-128) Off Cape Hatteras 14 September 1944 Foundered in hurricane[16]
Bodega (WYP-342) Gulf of Mexico 20 December 1943 Stranded during a rescue attempt[16]
Dow (WYP-353) Caribbean Sea 14 October 1943 Foundered in gale, near Puerto Rico.[16]
Escanaba (WPG-77) 60°50′N 52°00′W / 60.833°N 52.000°W / 60.833; -52.000 13 June 1943 Sunk by torpedo or mine off Greenland.
Jackson (WPC-142) Off Cape Hatteras 14 September 1944 Foundered in hurricane.[20]
Muskeget (WAG-48) In North Atlantic Ocean 9 September 1942 Sunk by U-755
Natsek (WYP-170) Belle Island Strait Lost after 17 December 1942 Unknown: Probably capsized due to icing in a gale.[21]
Vineyard (LV-73) Vineyard Sound 14 September 1944 Foundered in hurricane.[16]
Wilcox (WYP-333) Off Cape Hatteras 30 September 1943 Foundered in gale.[16]

Four Coast Guard cutters were lost due to enemy action, all others were lost in accidents.

US Army ships[edit]

Name Location Date Cause
FS-255 Talomo Bay, Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines 11 May 1945 Struck by torpedo. Crewed by Coast Guard. 4 killed.
FS-406 Buckner Bay, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands 9 October 1945 Wrecked by Typhoon Ida.

See also[edit]

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. ^ United States Navy Armed Guard
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  15. ^ "Harbor Tug (YT)".
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  17. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Cutter History". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  18. ^ "USCGC Acacia". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  19. ^ "USCGC Alexander Hamilton". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  20. ^ "Casualties, Navy and Coast Guard Ships, WW II". Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  21. ^ 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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