List of shipwrecks in August 1942

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

August 1942
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31 Unknown date

1 August[edit]

For the foundering of the British cargo ship Lavington Court on this day, see the entry for 19 July 1942.

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Clan Macnaughton  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (180 nautical miles (330 km) east of Tobago (11°54′N 54°25′W / 11.900°N 54.417°W / 11.900; -54.417) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 82 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Bede ( United Kingdom).[1]
Empire Imp  United Kingdom The tug capsized and sank at Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire.
F 334  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was sunk in the Bay of Iwan Baba by D-3 and SM-3 (both  Soviet Navy).[2]
Kentar  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) south east of Barbados (11°52′N 57°30′W / 11.867°N 57.500°W / 11.867; -57.500) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seventeen of her 79 crew.[3]
Krest'janin  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Mezhdysharskiy Island (71°08′N 52°19′E / 71.133°N 52.317°E / 71.133; 52.317) by U-601 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of the 45 people on board.[4]
Meiwa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 12 miles south south east of Shiriya-saki, Hokkaido (41°12′N 141°36′E / 41.200°N 141.600°E / 41.200; 141.600) by USS Narwhal ( United States Navy).[5]
St Simon  Egypt World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north west of Beirut, Lebanon by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[6]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Flora II  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south east of Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland (62°45′N 19°07′W / 62.750°N 19.117°W / 62.750; -19.117) by U-254 ( Kriegsmarine). All 30 people on board were rescued by the trawler Juni (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland).[7]
Maldonado  Uruguay World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) south south east of Bermuda (28°20′N 63°10′W / 28.333°N 63.167°W / 28.333; -63.167) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine. All 49 crew survived but her captain was taken prisoner. The survivors were rescued by RMS Capetown Castle ( United Kingdom), a United States Navy ship or reached land in their lifeboats.[8][9]
MO-211  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class guard ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
MO-212  Soviet Navy World War II: the MO-class guard ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
MO-225  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class guard ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
Molotov  Soviet Navy World War II: The Kirov-class cruiser was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Black Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of 6 Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe. Repairs took until 31 July 1943 to complete.
R-9  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-2 minesweeper was sunk by British aircraft at Bardia.[10]
R-11  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-2 minesweeper was sunk by British aircraft at Bardia.[10]
T-39  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
Tremminard  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Trinidad (10°40′N 57°07′W / 10.667°N 57.117°W / 10.667; -57.117) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by Rio San Juan ( Argentina).[11]
Zenyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Zenyo Maru class Anti-Aircraft transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Malacca Strait (05°36′N 99°53′E / 5.600°N 99.883°E / 5.600; 99.883) north of Penang by HNLMS O-23 ( Royal Netherlands Navy). 19 Gunners and 6 crewmen killed.[12]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Belgian Soldier  Belgium World War II: Convoy ON 115: The cargo ship was torpoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine). She then straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk the next day 300 nautical miles (560 km) east of Cape Race Newfoundland (45°52′N 47°13′W / 45.867°N 47.217°W / 45.867; -47.217) by U-607 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 60 crew.[13][14]
Bombay  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland (approximately 62°N 18°W / 62°N 18°W / 62; -18) by U-605 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all thirteen crew.[15]
Dureenbee  Australia World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Moruya, New South Wales, Australia by I-175 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[16]
Lochkatrine  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 115: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Race, Newfoundland (45°52′N 46°44′W / 45.867°N 46.733°W / 45.867; -46.733) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of the 90 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Agassiz and HMCS Hamilton (both  Royal Canadian Navy).[17]
Monviso  Italy World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya by HMS Thorn ( Royal Navy).[2]
Naniwa Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk South Pacific Mandate (7°37′N 150°18′E / 7.617°N 150.300°E / 7.617; 150.300) by USS Gudgeon ( United States Navy). 4 passengers and 27 crew killed.[18]
Schleswig-Holstein  Germany World War II: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Brittany, France by Royal Navy Motor Gun Boats.[2]
Tricula  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north east of Trinidad (11°35′N 56°51′W / 11.583°N 56.850°W / 11.583; -56.850) by U-108 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 47 of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by Rio San Juan ( Argentina).[19]
U-335  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Faroe Islands by HMS Saracen ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 43 of her 44 crew.
Voikov  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Kerch by German aircraft.[20]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Empire Arnold  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy EF 6: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of Trinidad (10°45′N 52°30′W / 10.750°N 52.500°W / 10.750; -52.500) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 57 crew. Her captain was taken on board U-155 as a prisoner of war, other survivors were rescued by Dalvanger ( Norway).
Havsten  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (10°25′N 56°00′W / 10.417°N 56.000°W / 10.417; -56.000) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 33 crew. The ship was scuttled two days later (11°18′N 54°45′W / 11.300°N 54.750°W / 11.300; -54.750) by Enrico Tazzoli ( Regia Marina)[21][22]
Richmond Castle  United Kingdom World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (50°25′N 30°05′W / 50.417°N 30.083°W / 50.417; -30.083) by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fourteen of her 64 crew. Survivors were rescued by Irish Pine ( Ireland), Hororata ( United Kingdom) and HMS Sunflower ( Royal Navy).[23]
USS Tucker  United States Navy
USS Tucker.

World War II: The Mahan-class destroyer struck a mine late on 3 August and sinks in the Pacific Ocean off Espiritu Santo with the loss of six of her 158 crew early on the 4th.

U-372  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Haifa, Palestine by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force and by HMS Croome. HMS Sikh, HMS Tetcott and HMS Zulu (all  Royal Navy). All 48 crew survived.[24]
Vincent Comoleyre  France World War II: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay[25]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arletta  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 115: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south west of Cape Race, Newfoundland (44°44′N 55°22′W / 44.733°N 55.367°W / 44.733; -55.367) by U-458 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Menemsha ( United States Coast Guard).[26]
Brasil Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Argentina Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west of Truk (09°51′N 150°46′E / 9.850°N 150.767°E / 9.850; 150.767) by USS Greenling ( United States Navy). Her C. O. and 57 crewmen killed. Choan Maru No. 2 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued 54 survivors on 15 August, and a further 53 on August 29, 52 survivors reach Ono Island on 16 August, and 52 were rescued by Takunan Maru No. 10 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) on 24 August.[27]
Draco  Netherlands World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 325 nautical miles (602 km) east of Barbados (11°05′N 53°30′W / 11.083°N 53.500°W / 11.083; -53.500) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine). All sixteen crew survived. They were either rescued by Athelbrae ( United Kingdom) or landed in Surinam in their lifeboat.[28]
Pohjanlahti  Finland Continuation War: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk by S-7 ( Soviet Navy) north-west of Liepāja, Latvia.[2][29]
Shoju Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Marcus Island by USS Pike ( United States Navy).[30]
Spar  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°05′N 43°38′W / 53.083°N 43.633°W / 53.083; -43.633) by U-593 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Nasturtium ( Royal Navy) and HMCS Orillia ( Royal Canadian Navy).[31]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Breñas  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°20′N 56°10′W / 10.333°N 56.167°W / 10.333; -56.167) by U-108 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 34 crew. The captain was taken on board U-108 as a prisoner of war. Other survivors were rescued by USCGC Jackson ( United States Coast Guard).[32]
Ezzet  Egypt World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine).[33]
Mamutu  Australia World War II: The inter-island transport was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Papua 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Bramble Bay (09°11′S 144°12′E / 9.183°S 144.200°E / -9.183; 144.200) by Ro-33 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). The submarine machine gunned survivors in the water. 82 passengers, her Master, and 31 crewmen killed.[34]
Ohio Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Daifuku Maru No. 1 class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (13°51′N 113°15′E / 13.850°N 113.250°E / 13.850; 113.250) 250 miles east north east of Camranh Bay, French Indochina by USS Tautog ( United States Navy). 38 passengers, 2 Guards and 72 crewmen killed.[35]
Palau Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk by USS Greenling ( United States Navy).[2]
Rozewie  Poland World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°00′N 57°30′W / 11.000°N 57.500°W / 11.000; -57.500) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her eighteen crew.[36]
HMS Thorn  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Gavdos Island, Greece by Pegaso ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 61 crew.
U-210  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VII submarine was rammed and sunk by HMCS Assiniboine ( Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of six of her 43 crew.
U-612  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided off Gotenhafen, Germany in the Bay of Danzig with U-444 ( Kriegsmarine) and sank with the loss of two of her 45 crew. She was raised, repaired and returned to service as a training boat in May 1943.[37]
UJ 1211 Rau X  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Espoo, Finland.[2]
Wawaloam  United States World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 460 nautical miles (850 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-86 ( Kriegsmarine). All seven crew were rescued by Irish Rose ( Ireland).[38]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arthur W. Sewall  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°27′N 34°21′W / 8.450°N 34.350°W / 8.450; -34.350) by U-109 ( Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by Athina Livanos ( Greece).[39]
Belgian Soldier  Belgium World War II: Convoy ON 115: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (45°52′N 47°13′W / 45.867°N 47.217°W / 45.867; -47.217) by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine).[40]
Breñas  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (8°38′N 53°45′W / 8.633°N 53.750°W / 8.633; -53.750) by U-108 ( Kriegsmarine). She later sank at 10°20′N 56°10′W / 10.333°N 56.167°W / 10.333; -56.167 with the loss of one of her 34 crew. Survivors were rescued by U-108 and landed at Trinidad, except for her captain, who was taken as a prisoner of war.[41]
Delfshaven  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°24′N 25°37′W / 7.400°N 25.617°W / 7.400; -25.617) by U-572 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 39 crew.[42]
Lise  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Wangeroog, Lower Saxony, Germany.[2]
HMS MTB 44  Royal Navy World War II: The White 73'-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Kriegsmarine surface vessels off Dover.[43]
HMS MTB 237  Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72'-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Kriegsmarine surface vessels off Barfleur, France.[44]
Shofuku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The net tender was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands by USS Tambor ( United States Navy).[2][45]
Sperrbrecher 170 Maria S. Müller  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium.[2]
Wachtfels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily, Italy by HMS Proteus ( Royal Navy).[46]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Anneberg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-379 ( Kriegsmarine). All 38 crew were rescued by HMCS Battleford ( Royal Canadian Navy), HMS Nasturtium and HMS Primrose (both  Royal Navy).[47]
Bifuku Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands by USS Narwhal ( United States Navy).[2][5]
USS George F. Elliott  United States Navy
USS George F. Elliott

World War II: The Heywood-class attack transport was hit by a Mitsubishi G4M aircraft in Ironbottom Sound, Solomon Islands. She was subsequently scuttled due to damage sustained.

Kaimoku  United States World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-379 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Battleford ( Royal Canadian Navy).[48]
Kelso  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Battleford ( Royal Canadian Navy).[49]
Marigoula  Greece World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Proteus ( Royal Navy).[2]
Meiyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk 14 nautical miles (26 km) west of Cape St. George, New Britain (04°50′S 152°40′E / 4.833°S 152.667°E / -4.833; 152.667) by USS S-38 ( United States Navy). 342 troops and 31 crew killed.[50]
Mount Kassion  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine). All 54 crew were rescued by HMS Primrose ( Royal Navy).[51]
Nikkei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Kii Channel by USS Silversides ( United States Navy).[52]
Strale  Regia Marina World War II: The Freccia-class destroyer, aground at Ras el Amar since 21 June 1942, was torpedoed and destroyed by the submarine HMS Turbulent ( Royal Navy).[53]
Trehata  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by Inger Lise ( Norway).[54]
U-379  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (57°11′N 30°57′W / 57.183°N 30.950°W / 57.183; -30.950) by HMS Dianthus ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 40 of her 45 crew.[55]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1942
Ship Country Description
USS Astoria  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The New Orleans-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in Ironbottom Sound, Solomon Islands by Japanese cruisers.
HMAS Canberra  Royal Australian Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The County-class cruiser was shelled and heavily damaged by Japanese cruisers. She was scuttled by USS Ellet ( United States Navy).
Dalhousie  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was captured by Stier ( Kriegsmarine), along with all 37 on board, in the South Atlantic Ocean. She was then scuttled by Stier with torpedoes.[56]
USS Jarvis  United States Navy The Bagley-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged by aircraft on the 8th, then bombed, torpedoed and sunk on the 9th in the Solomon Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (09°42′S 158°59′E / 9.700°S 158.983°E / -9.700; 158.983) by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft with the loss of all 233 crew.
HMS ML 301  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was sunk by an explosion at Freeport.[57]
Malmanger  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°13′N 26°30′W / 7.217°N 26.500°W / 7.217; -26.500) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 34 crew. Two survivors were taken on board U-130 as prisoners of war, the rest reached land in their lifeboats.[58][59]
Mendanau  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (4°45′N 18°00′W / 4.750°N 18.000°W / 4.750; -18.000) by U-752 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 69 of her 85 crew. Three survivors were taken on board U-752 as prisoners of war.[60]
USS Quincy  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The New Orleans-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in Ironbottom Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by Japanese cruisers, with the loss of 370 of her 807 crew.
Radchurch  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (56°15′N 32°00′W / 56.250°N 32.000°W / 56.250; -32.000) by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Battleford ( Royal Canadian Navy).[61]
San Emiliano  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) west of Trinidad (7°22′N 54°08′W / 7.367°N 54.133°W / 7.367; -54.133) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Army ship.[62]
Sigyn  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands.[2]
Stenso  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was wrecked in Lake Ladoga. No casualties.[63]
Taifun  Kriegsmarine The tanker collided with Fjœra ( Norway) off Sunnhordland, Norway and sank. She was refloated on 1 September, repaired and returned to service.[64]
USS Vincennes  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The New Orleans-class cruiser was shelled, torpedoed and sunk in Ironbottom Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by Japanese cruisers, with the loss of 332 of her 952 crew.

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Cape Race  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°45′N 22°50′W / 56.750°N 22.833°W / 56.750; -22.833) by U-660 ( Kriegsmarine). All 63 people on board were rescued by HMS Dianthus and HMS Nasturtium (both  Royal Navy).[65]
Condylis  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°00′N 22°30′W / 57.000°N 22.500°W / 57.000; -22.500) by U-438 and U-660 (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 36 crew.[66]
Empire Birch  United Kingdom World War II: The steam tug struck a mine in the Indian Ocean along the coast of Portuguese East Africa 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Lourenço Marques (24°45′S 34°47′E / 24.750°S 34.783°E / -24.750; 34.783) and was beached and abandoned. She then slid off the beach and sank in deep water.
Empire Reindeer  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°00′N 22°30′W / 57.000°N 22.500°W / 57.000; -22.500) by U-660 ( Kriegsmarine). All 65 crew were rescued by HMS Dianthus and HMS Nasturtium (both  Royal Navy).[40][67]
Kako  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Furutaka-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Simbari Island, New Ireland (02°28′S 152°11′E / 2.467°S 152.183°E / -2.467; 152.183) by USS S-44 ( United States Navy) while returning to base from the Battle of Savo Island with the loss of 34 of her 616 crew.[68]
Kharouf  Palestine World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[69]
Medon  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Pará, Brazil by Reginaldo Giuliani ( Regia Marina). Sixteen survivors were rescued by Reedpool ( United Kingdom).[70]
Oregon  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged by U-660 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 42 crew. Survivors abandoned ship and were rescued by HMS Dianthus and HMS Nasturtium (both  Royal Navy). Oregon was later torpedoed and sunk by U-438 ( Kriegsmarine).[71]
Scire  Regia Marina World War II: The Adua-class submarine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 5 miles off Haifa, Palestine (33°00′N 34°00′E / 33.000°N 34.000°E / 33.000; 34.000) by HMS Islay ( Royal Navy).[72]
Sevastopol  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tuapse by S 102 ( Kriegsmarine). 924 crew and passengers killed. 130 crew and passengers rescued.[2]
Strabo  Netherlands World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of Georgetown, Saint Vincent (7°29′N 54°05′W / 7.483°N 54.083°W / 7.483; -54.083) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine). All thirteen crew survived.[73]
Vivian P. Smith  United Kingdom World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) east of the Turks and Caicos Islands (21°50′N 68°40′W / 21.833°N 68.667°W / 21.833; -68.667) by U-600 ( Kriegsmarine). All 11 crew survived.[74]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Eagle  Royal Navy
HMS Eagle

World War II: Operation Pedestal: The aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 72 nautical miles (133 km) south of Cape Salinas, Majorca, Spain (38°03′00″N 3°1′12″E / 38.05000°N 3.02000°E / 38.05000; 3.02000) by U-73 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 131 of her 791 crew.

Empire Hope  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy WS 21: The refrigerated cargo liner was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Galeta Island, Algeria by Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. The crew abandoned the burning ship and were rescued by HMS Penn ( Royal Navy). The ship was torpedoed and further damaged the next day by Bronzo ( Regia Marina). She was declared a hazard to shipping and was scuttled by HMS Bramham ( Royal Navy).[40]
Kuban  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in a Luftwaffe air raid on Novorossiysk.[2]
Mirlo  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 870 nautical miles (1,610 km) off Freetown, Sierra Leone (6°04′N 25°53′W / 6.067°N 25.883°W / 6.067; -25.883) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by HMS Banff, HMS Boreas and HMT Canna (all  Royal Navy).[75]
Shch-405  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland off Seiskari, Finland.[2]
Vimiera  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) south west of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (10°03′N 28°55′W / 10.050°N 28.917°W / 10.050; -28.917) by U-109 with the loss of seven of her 37 crew. The captain was taken on board U-109 as a prisoner of war. Other survivors were rescued by HMS Crocus ( Royal Navy) Siranger ( Norway) and Sylvia de Larrinaga ( United Kingdom).[76]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Anapa  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in Kerch Strait by German aircraft.[20]
Boltenhagen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Flekkefjord, Norway by HMS Sturgeon ( Royal Navy).[46]
HMS Cairo  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Pedestal: The C-class cruiser was torpeded and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bizerta, Algeria by Axum ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 23 crew.
Cobalto  Regia Marina World War II: Operation Pedestal: The Acciaio-class submarine was depth charged by HMS Ithuriel and HMS Pathfinder (both ( Royal Navy). Rammed and sunk by HMS Ithuriel in the Mediterranean Sea (37°39′N 10°00′E / 37.650°N 10.000°E / 37.650; 10.000) .[77]
Dagabur  Regia Marina World War II: Operation Pedestal: The Adua-class submarine was rammed and sunk by HMS Wolverine ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea (37°18′N 10°55′E / 37.300°N 10.917°E / 37.300; 10.917) off Algiers.[78]
Ducalion  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe in the Mediterranean Sea. HMS Bramham ( Royal Navy) rescued survivors and scuttled the ship.[2][79]
HMS Foresight  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Pedestal: The F-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (37°40′N 10°00′W / 37.667°N 10.000°W / 37.667; -10.000) by a Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of 132 Gruppo, Regia Aeronautica. She was scuttled by HMS Tartar ( Royal Navy) on the 13th.[2][80]
Georg L M Russ  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Norwegian waters by HMS Unshaken ( Royal Navy).[46]
Manzanillo  Cuba World War II: Special Convoy 12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (24°20′N 81°50′W / 24.333°N 81.833°W / 24.333; -81.833) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 crew.[81]
Ogaden  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Porpoise ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean en route from Benghazi to Tobruk in Libya.[82]
Ohio  United States World War II: Operation Pedestal: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged by Axum ( Regia Marina), further damaged by many near misses, plus hit by a crashing Junkers Ju-87 and had a Junkers Ju-88 skip off the water and onto the deck, plus at least one bomb hit. She was towed into Grand Harbour, Malta on the 15th where her cargo was unloaded. She then split in two and sank in shallow water. Used for storage and as a barracks. Refloated and scuttled 10 miles off shore on September 19, 1946.[83]
Santiago de Cuba  Cuba World War II: Special Convoy 12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (24°20′N 81°50′W / 24.333°N 81.833°W / 24.333; -81.833) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 29 crew.[84]

13 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Almeria Lykes  United States World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged by German aircraft and later torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Tunisia (36°40′N 11°35′E / 36.667°N 11.583°E / 36.667; 11.583) by German E-boats. Survivors were rescued by HMS Eskimo and HMS Somali ( Royal Navy).[85]
Bolzano  Regia Marina World War II: The Trento-class cruiser was torpedoed and damaged by HMS Unbroken ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea. She was beached on the island of Panarea. Refloated in September and towed to Naples.[86]
Clan Ferguson  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by enemy action with the loss of 32 of the 85 people on board.[46]
Cripple Creek  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) off Sierra Leone (4°55′N 18°30′W / 4.917°N 18.500°W / 4.917; -18.500) by U-752 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 52 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS St. Winstan ( Royal Navy) on the 16th.[87]
Delmundo  United States World War II: Convoy TAW 12: The Design 1022 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) south of Cape Maysi, Cuba (19°55′N 73°49′W / 19.917°N 73.817°W / 19.917; -73.817) by U-600 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 3 passengers and 5 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Churchill ( Royal Navy).[88]
Dorset  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by German aircraft.[89]
Everelza  Latvia World War II: Convoy TAW 12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) south of Cape Maysi (19°55′N 73°49′W / 19.917°N 73.817°W / 19.917; -73.817) by U-600 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by the convoy's escorts.[90]
Glenorchy  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by S-26 and S-31 (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her seventeen crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[46]
HMS Manchester  Royal Navy World War II:Operation Pedestal: The Town-class cruiser was torpedoed and damaged by MS boat MS-16 and MS-22 (both  Regia Marina) and then scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, 4 miles east of Kelibia, Tunisia (36°50′N 11°10′E / 36.833°N 11.167°E / 36.833; 11.167).[2][91]
Medea  Netherlands World War II: Convoy WAT 13: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (19°54′N 74°16′W / 19.900°N 74.267°W / 19.900; -74.267) by U-658 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Navy vessel.[92]
R. M. Parker Jr.  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Isles Dernieres, Louisiana (28°50′N 90°42′W / 28.833°N 90.700°W / 28.833; -90.700) by U-170 ( Kriegsmarine). All 44 crew were rescued by USC&GS Pioneer ( United States).[93]
Santa Elisa  United States World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 miles off Cape Bon, Tunisia (36°48′N 11°23′E / 36.800°N 11.383°E / 36.800; 11.383 by MAS 564 ( Regia Marina). 4 Royal Army Gunners killed.[94]
Waimarama  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by enemy action with the loss of 93 of the 95 people on board.[46]
Wairangi  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cable ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by S-36 and S-30 (both  Kriegsmarine) and MAS 554 and MAS 557 (both  Regia Marina). Survivors were rescued by HMS Eskimo and HMS Somali ( Royal Navy).[95]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arabistan  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic Ocean by Michel ( Kriegsmarine). 66 crewmen killed.[96]
Empire Corporal  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 12J: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (21°45′N 76°10′W / 21.750°N 76.167°W / 21.750; -76.167) U-598 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of six of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PT-498 ( United States Navy).
Hachigen Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by USS Seawolf ( United States Navy).[97]
Michael Jebsen  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 12J: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north west of Barlovento Point, Cuba (21°45′N 76°10′W / 21.750°N 76.167°W / 21.750; -76.167) by U-598 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Navy patrol boat.[98]
USS S-39  United States Navy The S-class submarine ran aground on a reef in the Coral Sea south of Rossel Island, Louisiade Archipelago. Her crew were rescued by Katoomba ( Royal Australian Navy) on 16 August.[99]
Sylvia de Larrinaga  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°49′N 33°35′W / 10.817°N 33.583°W / 10.817; -33.583 by Reginaldo Giuliani ( Regia Marina).[76]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Balladier  United States World War II: Convoy SC 95: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 550 nautical miles (1,020 km) south east of Iceland (55°23′N 24°32′W / 55.383°N 24.533°W / 55.383; -24.533) by U-705 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of thirteen of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by Norluna ( United States).[100]
Chervona Ukraina  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Sukham by German aircraft. 2 crew killed.[20]
Lerici  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by HMS Porpoise ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean 120 miles north of Ras Amir, Libya. She sank the next day.[101]
M 97  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Gulf of Finland (59°50′N 24°30′E / 59.833°N 24.500°E / 59.833; 24.500) by VMV 5 ( Merivoimat).[102]
R-89  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by British aircraft off Alesund.[103]
R-106  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Gulf of Finland.[103]
Record  Soviet Union World War II: The Tugboat was sunk at Sukham by German aircraft. 5 crew killed.[20]
Shturman  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was sunk at Temryuk by German aircraft.[20]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Annibal Benévolo  Brazil World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) off the mouth of the Real River (11°41′S 37°21′W / 11.683°S 37.350°W / -11.683; -37.350) by U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 150 of the 154 people on board.
Araraquara  Brazil World War II: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) off the mouth of the Real River (12°00′S 37°19′W / 12.000°S 37.317°W / -12.000; -37.317) by U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 131 of the 142 people on board.[104]
Baependy  Brazil World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Aracaju (11°50′S 37°00′W / 11.833°S 37.000°W / -11.833; -37.000) by U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 270 of the 306 people on board.[105]
Daniel  Palestine World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[106]
Helen  Finland World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea north east of Rügen, Germany.[2]
R-183  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was rammed and sunk in the English Channel off Calais, France by HMMGB 330 ( Royal Navy),[2]
Sperrbrecher 60 Elster  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands.[2]
Suecia  Sweden World War II: Convoy SC 95: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°43′N 25°58′W / 55.717°N 25.967°W / 55.717; -25.967) by U-596 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 38 crew.[107]

17 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arará  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) off the São Paulo Lighthouse, Bahia, Brazil (13°20′S 38°49′W / 13.333°S 38.817°W / -13.333; -38.817) by U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 36 crew.[108]
Ausonia  Italy World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean off Orosei, Sardinia.[2][109]
Fort La Reine  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PG 6: The Fort ship, on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and sunk in the Windward Passage west of Haiti (18°08′N 75°20′W / 18.133°N 75.333°W / 18.133; -75.333) by U-658 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Pimpernel ( Royal Navy and a United States Navy patrol boat.[110][111]
Itagiba  Brazil World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) off the São Paulo Lighthouse (13°20′S 38°40′W / 13.333°S 38.667°W / -13.333; -38.667) by U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of the 181 people on board.[112]
Komiles  Soviet Union World War II: The tug was shelled and sunk in the Pechora Sea near Matveev Island by U-209 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by the tug Nord ( Soviet Union) and the minesweepers T-54 and T-62 (both  Soviet Navy).[113]
Komsomolec  Soviet Union World War II: The tug was shelled and sunk in the Pechora Sea near Matveev Island by U-209 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by the tug Nord ( Soviet Union) and the minesweepers T-54 and T-62 (both  Soviet Navy).[114]
Louisiana  Brazil The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 300 nautical miles (560 km) north east of Cayenne, French Guiana by U-108 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew and 8 Gunners.[115]
Nino Bixio  Italy World War II: The cargo ship, carrying about 3,200 British prisoners of war, was torpedoed by the submarine HMS Turbulent ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea off Greece. She was towed to Pylos Greece, and beached. She later was towed to Venice, Italy, and sunk there as a blockship.
P4  Soviet Union World War II: The barge was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Pechora Sea near Matveev Island by U-209 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by the tug Nord ( Soviet Union) and the minesweepers T-54 and T-62 (both  Soviet Navy).[116]
Princess Marguerite  Canada World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Port Said,Egypt (32°03′N 32°47′E / 32.050°N 32.783°E / 32.050; 32.783) by U-83 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 49 of the 1,123 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hero and HMS Kelvin (both  Royal Navy).[117]
Samir  Egypt World War II: Convoy PG 6: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Windward Passage west of Haiti (18°30′N 75°20′W / 18.500°N 75.333°W / 18.500; -75.333) by U-658 ( Kriegsmarine).[118]
Sh-500  Soviet Union World War II: The barge was shelled and sunk in the Pechora Sea near Matveev Island by U-209 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by the tug Nord ( Soviet Union) and the minesweepers T-54 and T-62 (both  Soviet Navy).[119]
Triton  Norway World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Azores, Portugal (39°31′N 22°43′W / 39.517°N 22.717°W / 39.517; -22.717) by U-566 ( Kriegsmarine). All 44 people on board were rescued by Baron Dunmore ( United Kingdom).[120][121]
Wuri  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat off Aalborg, Denmark.[2]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arabistan  United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean Liner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 miles east of Aracuju, Brazil by Michel ( Kriegsmarine). 65 crewmen killed. Two of her crew are made POWs and eventually turned over to the Japanese.[122]
Balingkar  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (41°34′N 19°49′W / 41.567°N 19.817°W / 41.567; -19.817) by U-214 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 93 crew.[123]
Blankaholm  Sweden World War II: Convoy TAW 3: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) west of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (19°41′N 76°50′W / 19.683°N 76.833°W / 19.683; -76.833) by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 28 crew.[124]
C.F. Liljevalch  Sweden World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Västervik by L 3 ( Soviet Navy).[125]
Empire Bede  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 13: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea (19°41′N 76°50′W / 19.683°N 76.833°W / 19.683; -76.833) by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 45 crew. She was scuttled by gunfire from HMS Pimpernel ( Royal Navy).
Hatarana  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (41°07′N 20°32′W / 41.117°N 20.533°W / 41.117; -20.533) by U-214 ( Kriegsmarine). All 108 crew were rescued by Corabella ( United Kingdom and HMS Penstemon ( Royal Navy), which scuttled Hatarana.[126]
John Hancock  United States World War II: Convoy TAW 13: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) west of Guantanamo Bay (19°41′N 76°50′W / 19.683°N 76.833°W / 19.683; -76.833) by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine). All 49 crew were rescued by a Royal Navy corvette.[127][128]
HMS MTB 43  Royal Navy World War II: The White 73'-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk by Kriegsmarine surface craft off Gravelines, France.[129]
HMS MTB 218  Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 70'-class motor torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in Dover Strait.[130]
Perseo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean off Cape Carbonara, 15 miles south of Serpentara, Sardinia.[109][131]
Pozarica  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Pantellaria by HMS United ( Royal Navy).[2]
V 406 Hans Loh  Kriegsmarine The Vorpostenboot struck a submarine-laid mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay, west of Lacanau, France (45°02′N 1°33′W / 45.033°N 1.550°W / 45.033; -1.550).[132][133]

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Berkeley  Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The Hunt-class destroyer was bombed by Lt. Leopold Wenger of 10./JG 2 in a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, and torpedoed and sunk by the destroyer HMS Albrighton ( Royal Navy)[134] in the English Channel off Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France, with the loss of 15 of her 146 crew and an unknown number of embarked Canadian soldiers.[135]
British Consul  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW (S): The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Port of Spain, Trinidad (11°58′N 62°38′W / 11.967°N 62.633°W / 11.967; -62.633) by U-161 with the loss of two of the 42 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Clarkia ( Royal Navy).
City of Manila  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (43°21′N 18°20′W / 43.350°N 18.333°W / 43.350; -18.333) by U-406 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 96 crew. She was abandoned by the survivors, but was later reboarded by some of them. City of Manila later broke in two and sank. All 95 survivors were rescued by Empire Voice ( United Kingdom) and HMT Gorleston ( Royal Navy).[136]
Cressington Court  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Belém, Brazil (7°58′N 46°00′W / 7.967°N 46.000°W / 7.967; -46.000) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by Woensdrecht ( Netherlands).[137]
Empire Cloud  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW (S): The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea northeast of Trinidad by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 54 crew. She sank at 10°54′N 62°10′W / 10.900°N 62.167°W / 10.900; -62.167 on 21 August when under tow.
Jacyra  Brazil World War II: The barque was stopped in the South Atlantic off Itacaré (14°30′S 38°40′W / 14.500°S 38.667°W / -14.500; -38.667) by German submarine U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) and sunk by explosive charges after her six crew had been ordered into a lifeboat.[138][139]
HMS LCT 121  Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 1-class Landing Craft, Tank was abandoned at Dieppe, France.[140]
HMS LCT 122  Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 1-class Landing Craft, Tank was lost at Dieppe, France.[141]
HMS LCT 124  Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 1-class Landing Craft, Tank was abandoned at Dieppe, France,(Either LCT 124 or 145 salvaged and put in German service as "Dieppe").[142]
HMS LCT 126  Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 1-class Landing Craft, Tank was abandoned at Dieppe, France.[143]
HMS LCT 145  Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 1-class Landing Craft, Tank was abandoned at Dieppe, France, (Either LCT 124 or 145 salvaged and put in German service as "Dieppe").[144]
HMS LCT 159  Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 1-class Landing Craft, Tank was abandoned at Dieppe, France.[145]
Sea Gull D  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and damaged in the Caribbean Sea (11°38′N 67°42′W / 11.633°N 67.700°W / 11.633; -67.700) by U-217 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 74 people on board. The damaged ship rendezvoused with Kassos (  Switzerland) which rescued the survivors and salvaged the cargo. Sea Gull D was abandoned and left to sink.[146]
UJ-1404  Kriegsmarine The submarine chaser was sunk with gunfire off Dieppe, France (49°56′N 1°4′E / 49.933°N 1.067°E / 49.933; 1.067).[147]
West Celina  United States World War II: Convoy TAW (S): The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 95 nautical miles (176 km) north east of Isla Margarita, Venezuela (11°45′N 62°30′W / 11.750°N 62.500°W / 11.750; -62.500) by U-162 ( Kriegsmarine) with no loss of her 39 crew or the 4 members of the Convoy Commodore's Staff, but the Convoy Commodore was killed. Survivors were rescued by Maracaibo ( Venezuela).[148]
UJ 1404  Kriegsmarine World War II: Dieppe Raid: The submarine chaser was rammed and sunk by the fireship HMSGB 338 ( Royal Navy).[2]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Nord  Soviet Union World War II: The Harbor Icebreaker was scuttled at Temryuk by the Red Army.[20]
U-464  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XIV submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy Squadron VP-73 with the loss of two of her 54 crew. She was scuttled by her crew, who were rescued by the trawler Skaftfellingur (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland) and later transferred to HMS Castleton and HMS Newark (both  Royal Navy) as prisoners of war.

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1942
Ship Country Description
City of Wellington  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (7°29′N 14°40′W / 7.483°N 14.667°W / 7.483; -14.667) by U-506 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Velox ( Royal Navy).[149]
USS Lakatoi  United States Navy World War II: The auxiliary transport, a coastal freighter, capsized and sank in a storm in the Pacific Ocean off New Caledonia. 1 crewman killed. Survivors sail to New Caledonia landing 5 miles from Pam Head.[150]
Shinsei Maru No. 6  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Ponape, Caroline Islands by USS Tambor ( United States Navy).[45]
Seikai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kinkasan Harbour, Honshū by USS Guardfish ( United States Navy).[151]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1942
Ship Country Description
USS Blue  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal: The Bagley-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Guadalcanal by Kawakaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of nine of her 158 crew. She was scuttled the next day.
Chaika  Soviet Union World War II: The motor boat was captured and scuttled in the Matochkin Strait by U-456 ( Kriegsmarine).[152]
Generale Antonio Cantore  Regia Marina World War II: The Generale Antonio Cantore class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank north-east of Bomba, Libya. The mine was one of a number laid 17 days previously by HMS Porpoise ( Royal Navy).[153]
Hammaren  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (13°00′S 38°15′W / 13.000°S 38.250°W / -13.000; -38.250) by U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 31 crew.[154]
USS Ingraham  United States Navy The Gleaves-class destroyer collided in the Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia, Canada, with USS Chemung ( United States Navy and sank with the loss of 197 of her 208 crew.
Tatsuho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No.152: The Transport was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (25°52′N 121°29′E / 25.867°N 121.483°E / 25.867; 121.483) north of Formosa by USS Haddock ( United States Navy). 26 passengers and 12 crew killed.[155]
U-458  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south east of Pantelleria, Italy (36°25′N 12°39′E / 36.417°N 12.650°E / 36.417; 12.650) by HMS Easton ( Royal Navy) and Pindos ( Hellenic Navy) with the loss of eight of her 47 crew.[156]
U-654  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north of Colón, Panama by a B-18 aircraft of the 45th Bombardment Squadron, United States Army Air Forces with the loss of all 44 crew.[157]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Ankara  Nazi Germany World War II: The tug was torpedoed and sunk by M-36 ( Soviet Navy) off Odessa (44°49′N 30°12′E / 44.817°N 30.200°E / 44.817; 30.200).[158]
Hamla  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Freetown, Sierra Leone (5°30′N 15°00′W / 5.500°N 15.000°W / 5.500; -15.000) by U-506 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.[159]
M 3206 Neubau  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Scheldt.[2]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Burya  Soviet Navy World War II: The Uragan class guard ship was sunk by mines in the Baltic near Suursaari .[160]
Kijbyshev  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Kara Sea north west of Dikson Island (73°52′N 77°40′E / 73.867°N 77.667°E / 73.867; 77.667) by U-601 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[161]
HMS ML 103  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile A motor launch sunk by a mine in Dover Strait.[162]
Medvezhonok  Soviet Union World War II: The harbour tug was shelled and sunk in the Kara Sea (73°52′N 77°40′E / 73.867°N 77.667°E / 73.867; 77.667) by U-601 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[163]
Moena  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°25′N 57°15′W / 13.417°N 57.250°W / 13.417; -57.250) by U-162 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 87 crew. Survivors were rescued by Cromarty ( United Kingdom).[164]
Otowasan Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Manila, Philippines by USS Seawolf ( United States Navy).[2]
Peter von Danzig  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat.[165]
Ryūjō  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Eastern Solomons: The aircraft carrier was bombed, torpedoed and sunk by aircraft from USS Saratoga ( United States Navy) with the loss of 120 of her 924 crew.
Seikai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kinkasan by USS Guardfish ( United States Navy).[166]
T-204 Fugas  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk by mines in the Baltic near Suursaari .[160]
Tourcoing  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde, Germany.[167]

25 August[edit]

For the scuttling of Sperrbrecher 14 Brockenheim on this day, see the entry for 22 June 1942.
List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Abbekerk  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°05′N 30°50′W / 52.083°N 30.833°W / 52.083; -30.833) by U-604 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 64 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Wallflower ( Royal Navy).[168]
Amakura  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy WAT 15: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) south east of Port Morant, Jamaica (17°46′N 75°52′W / 17.767°N 75.867°W / 17.767; -75.867) by U-558 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of thirteen of her 44 crew.[169]
A. Sibiryakov  Soviet Navy World War II: Operation Wunderland: The icebreaker was shelled and sunk in the Kara Sea off Russky Island by Admiral Scheer ( Kriegsmarine). 79 killed, 19 taken POW, and 1 rescued by Soviets.[63]
Cuba Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Cuba Maru class Transport ran aground on a reef in dense fog (46°23′N 143°37′E / 46.383°N 143.617°E / 46.383; 143.617) 13 nautical miles east of Kita-Shiretoko-Mishchi in the Sea of Okhotsk. Breaks in two during a Typhoon on the 28th, and sinks on the 29th.[170]
Empire Breeze  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-404 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 49 crew. She sank on or after 27 August. Survivors were rescued by Irish Willow ( Ireland).
Franz Bohmke  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
Harmonides  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean east of One and a Half Degree Channel 1°47′N 77°27′E / 1.783°N 77.450°E / 1.783; 77.450 by I-165 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). 2 Gunners and 12 crewmen killed.[171]
Katvaldis  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (48°55′N 35°10′W / 48.917°N 35.167°W / 48.917; -35.167) by U-605 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport ( United Kingdom).[172]
Kenryu Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Eastern Solomons: The Armed Merchant Cruiser was bombed and sunk 40 miles north east of Santa Isabel Island (07°47′S 160°13′E / 7.783°S 160.217°E / -7.783; 160.217) by US Navy aircraft. Survivors rescued by Mutsuki, Yayoi, PB-01, and PB-02 all ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She is scuttled with a torpedo launched by Mutsuki while the destroyer is sinking.[173]
Mutsuki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Eastern Solomons: The Mutsuki-class destroyer was bombed and sunk 40 miles north east of Santa Isabel Island (07°47′S 160°13′E / 7.783°S 160.217°E / -7.783; 160.217) by 4 US Army B-17s while assisting Kenryu Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She scuttles Kenryu Maru and is in turn scuttled by Yayoi ( Imperial Japanese Navy). 41 crew killed and 11 wounded.[174]
Senyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Formosa by USS Growler ( United States Navy).[175]
Sheaf Mount  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (48°55′N 35°10′W / 48.917°N 35.167°W / 48.917; -35.167) by U-605 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport ( United Kingdom).[176]
Showa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by USS Seawolf ( United States Navy).[97]
Stad Amsterdam  Netherlands World War II: Convoy WAT 15: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (16°39′N 73°15′W / 16.650°N 73.250°W / 16.650; -73.250) by U-164 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 38 crew.[177]
Trolla  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°55′N 35°10′W / 48.917°N 35.167°W / 48.917; -35.167) by U-438 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 22 crew. Survivors were rescued by Potentilla ( Royal Norwegian Navy).[178][179]
Ulm  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer was shelled, torpedoed and sunk in the White Sea south east of Bear Island, Norway by HMS Marne, HMS Martin, and HMS Onslaught (all  Royal Navy). 132 crewmen killed. The R.N. Destroyers rescued 60 survivors.[180]
Viking Star  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) south south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (6°00′N 14°00′W / 6.000°N 14.000°W / 6.000; -14.000) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 61 crew.[181]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Beechwood  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Monrovia, Liberia (5°30′N 14°04′W / 5.500°N 14.067°W / 5.500; -14.067) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 44 people on board. The captain was taken on board U-130 as a prisoner of war. The rest of the survivors were rescued by RFA Fortol ( Royal Fleet Auxiliary).[182]
Empire Kumari  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy LW 38: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (31°58′N 34°21′E / 31.967°N 34.350°E / 31.967; 34.350) by U-375 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 92 crew. She was beached at Haifa, Palestine but subsequently sank. The wreck was scrapped in June 1952.[40][183]
Teinshum Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Straits by USS Haddock ( United States Navy).[184]
RFA Thelma  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°20′N 58°10′W / 13.333°N 58.167°W / 13.333; -58.167) by U-162 with the loss of two of the 33 people on board. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy ship.[185]
UJ-1216 Star XXI  Kriegsmarine The submarine chaser was sunk at Vik, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway by TK-152 ( Soviet Navy).[2][186]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Chatham  United States World War II: Convoy SG 6F: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Belle Isle Strait (51°53′N 55°48′W / 51.883°N 55.800°W / 51.883; -55.800) by U-517 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 7 passengers and 7 crewmen of the 562 people on board. Survivors were rescued by USS Bernadou ( United States Navy, USCGC Mojave ( United States Coast Guard) and HMCS Trail ( Royal Canadian Navy) or reached shore in their lifeboats.[187]
Clan Macwhirter  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 119: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (35°45′N 18°45′W / 35.750°N 18.750°W / 35.750; -18.750) by U-156 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 86 crew. Survivors were rescued by Pedro Nunes ( Portuguese Navy).
Cobra  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was sunk at Schiedam, the Netherlands, by aircraft.[188]
Deilpi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Spada, Crete by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
Else  Denmark The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat off Samsø.[2]
Esso Aruba  United States World War II: Convoy TAW 15: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) south of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (18°09′N 74°38′W / 18.150°N 74.633°W / 18.150; -74.633) by U-511 ( Kriegsmarine). She was beached the next day at Guantanamo Bay. Later repaired, returned to service in February 1943.[189]
Istria  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Spada, Crete by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
Paolina  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Algeria.[2]
Raeder  Kriegsmarine The coaster ran aground at Hustadvika, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. Salvage attempts were abandoned on 3 September and she was declared a total loss.[190]
Rotterdam  Netherlands World War II: Convoy TAW 15: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) south of Guantanamo Bay (18°09′N 74°38′W / 18.150°N 74.633°W / 18.150; -74.633) by U-511 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS SC-522 ( United States Navy).[191]
San Fabian  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 15: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) south south east of Guantanamo Bay (18°09′N 74°38′W / 18.150°N 74.633°W / 18.150; -74.633) by U-511 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Lea and USS PC-38 (both  United States Navy).[192]
Tokai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Guam by USS Snapper ( United States Navy).[193]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arlyn  United States World War II: Convoy SG 6: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Belle Isle Strait (51°44′N 55°40′W / 51.733°N 55.667°W / 51.733; -55.667 by U-165 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 54 crew. She was abandoned by survivors, who were rescued by Harjurand ( Panama) or reached land in their lifeboat. Arlyn was sunk later that day by U-517 ( Kriegsmarine).[194]
Asagiri  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Fubuki-class destroyer was bombed and sunk near of Santa Isabel Island (08°00′S 160°10′E / 8.000°S 160.167°E / -8.000; 160.167) by USMC SBD Dauntlesss from Henderson Field. 60 troops and 62 crew killed. 135 troops and 135 crew rescued by Amagiri ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[195]
City of Cardiff  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 119: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Lisbon, Portugal (40°20′N 16°02′W / 40.333°N 16.033°W / 40.333; -16.033) by U-566 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 84 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Rochester ( Royal Navy).[196]
Laramie  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-165 ( Kriegsmarine). She was then torpedoed and sunk by U-517 ( Kriegsmarine).[2]
U-94  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged, rammed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (17°40′N 74°30′W / 17.667°N 74.500°W / 17.667; -74.500 by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy and HMCS Oakville ( Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of nineteen of her 45 crew.
Zuiderkerk  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SL 119: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Lisbon (40°20′N 16°02′W / 40.333°N 16.033°W / 40.333; -16.033) by U-566 ( Kriegsmarine). The ship was scuttled the next day by HMS Erne, whilst HMS Leith (both  Royal Navy) rescued the 68 crew.[197]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Eridge  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off El Daba, Egypt by MTSM-228 ( Regia Marina). She was towed to Alexandria by HMS Aldenham ( Royal Navy) where she was declared a constructive total loss. HMS Eridge serves as a depot ship for the rest of the war and was scrapped in 1946.
I-123  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The I-121-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Solomon Sea (09°21′S 160°43′E / 9.350°S 160.717°E / -9.350; 160.717) by USS Gamble ( United States Navy). Lost with all 71 hands.[198]
M 3606  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium in an Allied air raid.[2]
Malaita  Australia World War II: Battle of Milne Bay: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged by Ro-33 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She was later scuttled by HMAS Arunta ( Royal Australian Navy).[2]
Ro-33  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Milne Bay: The Ro-33 class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Coral Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (09°36′S 147°06′E / 9.600°S 147.100°E / -9.600; 147.100) by HMAS Arunta ( Royal Australian Navy). Lost with all 70 hands.[34]
Topa Topa  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) north of Cayenne, French Guiana (10°16′N 51°30′W / 10.267°N 51.500°W / 10.267; -51.500) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of the 60 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Clan Macinnes ( United Kingdom).[199]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1942
Ship Country Description
USS Casco  United States Navy World War II:The Barnegat-class seaplane tender was torpedoed and damaged in Nazan Bay, Alaska by RO-61 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of five crew. She was beached, but was refloated on 12 September. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
USS Colhoun  United States Navy World War II: The High-speed transport, a former Wickes-class destroyer, was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (9°24′S 160°01′E / 9.400°S 160.017°E / -9.400; 160.017) by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 51 of her 100 crew.
Jack Carnes  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (45°35′N 28°02′W / 45.583°N 28.033°W / 45.583; -28.033) by U-705 ( Kriegsmarine), She was torpedoed and sunk the next day at 41°35′N 29°01′W / 41.583°N 29.017°W / 41.583; -29.017 by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine) with no loss during the sinking. Survivors sail off in 2 lifeboats, one with 4 Gunners and 24 crewmen reach The Azores on Sept 5, the other lifeboat is never seen again with the loss of 10 Gunners and 28 crewmen.[200]
Jan Tomp  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Sochi by S 28 and S 102 ( Kriegsmarine). 5 crew killed. 37 crew rescued.[20]
Monstella  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by Rorqual ( Royal Navy) and beached at Corfu, Greece. Scrapped post-war.[201]
Sanandrea  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Santa Maria di Leuca, Apulia by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
Sir Huon  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°52′N 54°00′W / 10.867°N 54.000°W / 10.867; -54.000) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine). All 46 crew were rescued by Tambour ( Panama) and 13 de Diciembre ( Argentina).[202]
Star of Oregon  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Trinidad (11°48′N 59°45′W / 11.800°N 59.750°W / 11.800; -59.750) by U-162 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Navy patrol boar.[203][204]
RFA Vardaas  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north east of Tobago (11°35′N 60°40′W / 11.583°N 60.667°W / 11.583; -60.667) by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine).[205]
West Lashaway  United States World War II: The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°30′N 55°10′W / 10.500°N 55.167°W / 10.500; -55.167) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 4 passengers, 8 Gunners and 26 crewmen killed in the sinking or who died during the ordeal after the sinking. Most survivors, 1 woman and 4 children who were passengers, 1 Gunner and 11 crewmen, were rescued by Vimy ( Royal Navy) on Sept. 18. One crewman was rescued by a West Indies fishing boat on Sept. 24.[206]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Abruzzi  Italy World War II: The tanker was damaged off Cape Spada, Crete by Royal Air Force aircraft and was beached the next day.[2]
Anglo-Norse  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire whilst under repair in the River Tyne and sank when her cargo of ammunition exploded. Refloated on 3 September, repaired and re-entered service as Empire Norse.[40]
Bronxville  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 97: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°13′N 33°40′W / 57.217°N 33.667°W / 57.217; -33.667) by U-609 ( Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by Perth ( United Kingdom).[207]
Capira  Panama World War II: Convoy SC 97: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°13′N 33°40′W / 57.217°N 33.667°W / 57.217; -33.667) with the loss of five of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Drumheller ( Royal Canadian Navy) and Perth ( United Kingdom).[208]
Eifuku Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Formosa by USS Growler ( United States Navy).[175]
Ro-61  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Japanese Type L submarine was depth charged and damaged by two US Navy PBYs from Squadrons VP-42 and 43, then depth carged, shelled and sunk in the Bering Sea off Atka Island Alaska (52°36′N 173°57′W / 52.600°N 173.950°W / 52.600; -173.950) by USS Reid ( United States Navy). 60 crew killed, including the C.O., 5 rescued by USS Reid.[209]
Picci Fassio  Italy World War II: The tanker was sunk of Cape Spada, Crete by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
Winamac  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°36′N 54°34′W / 10.600°N 54.567°W / 10.600; -54.567) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Lugard ( United Kingdom).[210]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1942
Ship Country Description
Anibal Benevolo  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by Axis forces.[211]
K-2  Soviet Navy World War II: The K-class submarine left base on 26 August and was not heard from again.[212]
M-33  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was sunk by a mine between 22–25 August off Odessa.[213]
M-173  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was lost 6–18 August off Norway.[214]
Morosini  Regia Marina World War II: The Marcello-class submarine was lost in the Bay of Biscay to unknown causes in late August.[215]
ShCh-208  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was lost after 23 August in the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria or Romania.[216]
U-578  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was lost on patrol in the Bay of Biscay on or after 6 August with the loss of all 40 crew. Cause unknown.[217]
163  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Pompano ( United States Navy) sometime after 23 August.[218]

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