List of shipwrecks in 1942

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The list of shipwrecks in 1942 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1942.


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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1942
Ship Country Description
Alice  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean whilst escorting a convoy.[1]
Frango  Japan World War II: The tanker was sunk.[2]
Heinan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Philippine Sea by USS Gar ( United States Navy) sometime between 28 November 1942 and 19 January 1943. She was beached to prevent her sinking.[3]
HMT Lochalsh  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was reported to have been sunk.[4]
Penelope Barker  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (73°20′N 23°20′E / 73.333°N 23.333°E / 73.333; 23.333) by U-271 ( Kriegsmarine).[5]
Richard Caswell  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil (28°10′S 46°30′W / 28.167°S 46.500°W / -28.167; -46.500) by U-513 ( Kriegsmarine).[6]
Shch-304  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea sometime after 29 October.[7]
HMS Sir Hastings Anderson  Royal Navy World War II: The target towing ship was sunk in a Japanese air raid on Singapore.[8]
Trabajador  United States Navy The tugboat was sunk, probably by Japanese artillery, off Corregidor, the Philippines. Salvaged post-war and served under the name Resolute into the late 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loss Of French Corvette". The Times (49167). London. 23 February 1942. col F, p. 3. 
  2. ^ "Norwegian Merchant Ships 1939 - 1945, Ships beginning with F". Warsailors. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gar". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Two Trawlers Sunk". The Times (49152). London. 5 February 1942. col C, p. 4. 
  5. ^ "Liberty Ships - P". Mariners. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Liberty Ships - R". Mariners. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "ShCh-304". Uboat. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sir Hastings Anderson". The Yard. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 

See also[edit]

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