List of shipwrecks in August 1944

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The list of shipwrecks in August 1944 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during August 1944.

August 1944
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1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1944
Ship Country Description
S 144  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot was bombed and sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France in a British air raid.[1]
S 601  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAS boat was sunk in the Aegean Sea by British aircraft.[2]
Seia Maru  Japan World War II: The ammunition transporter was bombed and sunk in the Banda Sea by Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy.[3]
TK-334  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[4]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1944
Ship Country Description
DC 10 Schwan  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Eiderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein.[3]
USS Fiske  United States Navy
USS Fiske

World War II: The Edsall-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°11′N 33°29′W / 47.183°N 33.483°W / 47.183; -33.483) by U-804 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 209 crew.

FH 02 Orne  Kriegsmarine World War II: The harbour protection vessel was sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.[3]
Kondor  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was destroyed at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
Garibaldi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[3]
KT 20  Kriegsmarine World War II: The landing craft was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[3]
Konei Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south of Kukizaki, south west of Nagoya (33°37′N 136°20′E / 33.617°N 136.333°E / 33.617; 136.333) by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[5]
M 4430 Sopot  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre.[3]
MAL 16  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was lost on this date.[6]
Maas  Germany World War II: The coaster was set afire at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
NT 28 Planet  Kriegsmarine World War II: The net tender was sunk at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
S 79  Kriegsmarine World War II: The motor torpedo boat was severely damaged at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
S 91  Kriegsmarine World War II: The motor torpedo boat was severely damaged at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
RA 257  Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper, a formerVAS 301-class submarine chaser, was sunk in Genoa Bay by Allied aircraft.[7]
S 39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3][8]
S 114  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3][8]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Elisabeth Dal  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 300: The cargo ship collided with Jacksonville ( United States) and was a total loss.[9]
HMT Gairnsay  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was sunk in the English Channel by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3]
HMS LCT 764  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft tank was sunk in the English Channel by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3]
No. 127  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[10]
Samlong  United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off Normandy, France. She was declared a constructive total loss.[11]
Seiko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary netlayer was torpedoed and sunk in the Molucca Sea by USS Cod ( United States Navy).[3]
HMS Quorn  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk off Normandy by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3][12]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Enju Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Chichijima 27°05′N 142°11′E / 27.083°N 142.183°E / 27.083; 142.183 by aircraft of Task Group 58.1, United States Navy. Twenty-one passengers and 52 crewmen were killed.[3][13]
HMT Gairsay  Royal Navy World War II: The Isles-class trawler was sunk in the English Channel off Normandy by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3][14]
GK 61 Pétrel  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed at Heraklion, Crete, Greece by HMS Vox ( Royal Navy).[3]
Koshu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Makassar by USS Ray ( United States Navy).[3]
M 422  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine France by Allied aircraft.[3][15]
M 424  Kriegsmarine World War IIL The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in the English Channel off Saint-Malo by Allied aircraft. She was not repaired.[3]
M 444  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France by an Allied air attack.[3]
Matsu  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The Matsu-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Chichijima (27°40′N 141°48′E / 27.667°N 141.800°E / 27.667; 141.800) by USS Cogswell, USS Ingersoll and USS Knapp (all  United States Navy) with the loss of 205 of her 210 crew.
Miyagi Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu (28°11′N 141°43′E / 28.183°N 141.717°E / 28.183; 141.717) by USS Sterlet ( United States Navy).[3]
No. 15  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type minesweeper was lost on this date.[16]
Petrel  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the south coast of France by HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[3]
Ryoku Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 4804: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Bonin Islands by USS Biloxi ( United States Navy).[17]
SA 83  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk at Heraklion by HMS Vox ( Royal Navy).[3]
SAT 12 Globe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Walcheren, Schleswig-Holstein.[3]
Sperrbrecher 146 Havik  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk at Pauillac, Gironde France in an Allied air raid.[3]
T-4  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.1-class landing ship was bombed and damaged off Iwo Jima, (27°07′N 142°12′E / 27.117°N 142.200°E / 27.117; 142.200) by aircraft from USS Cabot ( United States Navy). She was bombed and sunk (27°07′N 142°12′E / 27.117°N 142.200°E / 27.117; 142.200) with all hands on 5 August by aircraft from USS Bunker Hill ( United States Navy).[18][19]
T-133  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.101-class landing ship was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima, (24°47′N 141°20′E / 24.783°N 141.333°E / 24.783; 141.333) by aircraft of Task Group 58.1, United States Navy.[3][18]
Tannenfels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship in the Gironde, at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde.[3][20]
Thetis  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk at Heraklion by HMS Vox ( Royal Navy).[3]
Tonegawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Chichijima by United States Navy warships. A total of 61 troops and 83 crewmen were killed.[13]
Unkai Maru No. 7  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Chichijima 27°05′N 142°11′E / 27.083°N 142.183°E / 27.083; 142.183 by aircraft of Task Group 58.1, United States Navy.[3][21]
Zensho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Sterlet ( United States Navy).[3]

5 August[edit]

For the loss of the Kriegsmarine submarine tender Ruhrort on this date, see the entry for 31 January 1944.
List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Eiko Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: The ammunition transport was sunk at Halmahera, New Guinea by Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy.[3]
Gunnaren  Sweden World War II: The fishing trawler struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak off Skagen, Denmark.[3]
Kanno Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard ship was lost on this date.[22]
HMS LCT 1039  Royal Navy World War II:The LCT 4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[23]
HMS LCT 1076  Royal Navy World War II:The Mk 4-class landing craft tank foundered on this date.[24]
M-271  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Pauillac, Gironde, France by Allied aircraft.[25]
M-325  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Pauillac by Allied aircraft.[26]
Mefküre  Turkey World War II: The motor schooner was torpedoed and sunk at Constanţa, Romania by Shch-215 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of 305 lives.
Miyako Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barbel ( United States Navy).[3]
No. 708  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type minesweeper was lost on this date.[16]
No. 907  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[27]
Shirohama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk south of the Celebes Islands by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
Tsurumi Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Shiretoko-class fleet oiler was torpedoed and sunk in Davao Gulf (05°53′N 125°41′E / 5.883°N 125.683°E / 5.883; 125.683) by USS Cero ( United States Navy).[3][28]
U-671  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south of Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom (50°23′N 0°06′E / 50.383°N 0.100°E / 50.383; 0.100) by HMS Stayner and HMS Wensleydale (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of 47 of her 52 crew.[29]
V 725 Petit Poilu  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk at Pauillac by Allied aircraft.[3]
Yayoi Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Cobia ( United States Navy).[3]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Ch 1  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ch 1-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk at Toulon, Var by Allied aircraft.[30]
Empire City  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DKA 21: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (11°33′S 41°25′E / 11.550°S 41.417°E / -11.550; 41.417) by U-198 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twelve of her 70 crew. Her captain was taken aboard U-198 as a prisoner of war. The rest of the survivors reached land in their lifeboats.
M 133  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine, France[31]
M 206  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo.[32]
M 263  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was shelled and sunk north of the Île d'Yeu by HMCS Haida, HMCS Iroquois (both  Royal Canadian Navy), HMS Ashanti and HMS Tartar (both  Royal Navy).[33]
M 486  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was shelled and sunk off Les Sables-d'Olonne.[34]
M 4612 Walkerie  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was on this date.[35]
Mameluck  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Le Hardi-class destroyer was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[3]
Otto  Germany World War II: The coaster was sunk in the Bay of Biscay north of the Île d'Yeu by HMS Ashanti, HMS Bellona, HMS Tartar (all  Royal Navy), HMCS Haida and HMCS Iroquois (both  Royal Canadian Navy).[3][36]
Schnelles Geleitboot 3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sans Souci-class sloop was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Les Sables-d'Olonne by Allied aircraft.[3][37]
Shiroganesan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy SAMA-10: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (14°10′N 117°02′E / 14.167°N 117.033°E / 14.167; 117.033) west of Luzon, Philippines by USS Rasher ( United States Navy). Fifteen passengers, fourteen gunners and 22 crewmen were killed.[38]
Shonan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MOTA-22: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (30°55′N 129°45′E / 30.917°N 129.750°E / 30.917; 129.750) north west of Kuroshima Island, Japan by USS Pintado ( United States Navy). Five crewmen were killed.[39]
Showa Maru No. 6 GO  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was lost on this date.[40]
U-471  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VII submarine was bombed and sunk at Toulon by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force. She was raised in 1945, repaired and entered Marine Nationale service in 1946 as Millé.[41]
U-736  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (47°19′N 4°16′W / 47.317°N 4.267°W / 47.317; -4.267) by HMS Loch Killin ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 28 of her 47 crew.
U-952  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk at Toulon in an American air raid.[42]
U-969  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and destroyed at Toulon by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[43]
UJ 6085  Kriegsmarine World War II: The UJ 6077-class submarine chaser was sunk at Toulon by Allied aircraft.[44]
Uwajima Maru No. 15  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Banda Sea by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.[3]
V 215 Oliva  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine, France.[3]
V-414 Sachsenwald  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk by Royal Navy warships in the Bay of Biscay north of the Île d'Yeu, France.
V-1594  Kriegsmarine World War II: The cable ship was sunk by Royal Navy warships in the Bay of Biscay north of the Île d'Yeu, France.[36]
Zuisho Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Ray ( United States Navy).[45][46]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Amsterdam  United Kingdom World War II: The hospital ship was sunk by a mine while taking casualties from Juno Beach, Calvados, France. A total of 55 patients, ten Royal Army Medical Corps staff, 30 crew and eleven prisoners of war were killed.[3][47]
Chuiloide  Brazil The cargo ship collided with Tiete ( Brazil) in the Atlantic Ocean off Santa Catarina, Brazil (28°05′S 48°30′W / 28.083°S 48.500°W / -28.083; -48.500). Both ships sank.[48][49]
Empire Day  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika (7°06′S 42°00′E / 7.100°S 42.000°E / -7.100; 42.000) by U-198 ( Kriegsmarine). Her captain was taken aboard U-198 as a prisoner of war. The rest of her 42 crew reached land in their lifeboats.
F 963  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 968  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
Kinshu Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Sailfish ( United States Navy).[3]
Kusagaki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Mikura-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (14°50′N 119°57′E / 14.833°N 119.950°E / 14.833; 119.950) north west of Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines by USS Guitarro ( United States Navy).[51]
Kyo Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Moro Gulf off Zamboanga City, Philippines by USS Puffer ( United States Navy).[3]
USS LCT-182  United States Navy The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank foundered in heavy seas in the Kula Gulf off the Solomon Islands.[52]
L'Impetuese/FR 54  Germany World War II: The Elan-class minesweeper was scuttled at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.[53]
M 3201  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium.[3]
Nagara  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Nagara-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off the Amakusa Islands (32°09′N 129°53′E / 32.150°N 129.883°E / 32.150; 129.883) by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).
Rikke  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Øresund.[3]
Shinten Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Sailfish ( United States Navy).[3]
William L. Marcy  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel by Kriegsmarine schnellboote and was declared a constructive total loss.[54]
Yamatama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea south of Mindanao, Philippines by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy).[3]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Conte Verde  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The ocean liner (a.k.a. Teikyo Maru) was bombed and sunk in the Huangpu River at Shanghai, China by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the 373rd Bomb Squadron, United States Army Air Force. She was raised by the Japanese and towed to Maizuru, Japan.[55]
Ezra Weston  United States World War II: Convoy EBC 66: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°47′N 5°03′W / 50.783°N 5.050°W / 50.783; -5.050) by U-667 ( Kriegsmarine). All 71 crew were rescued by HMT Jacques Morgand and HMS LCT 24 (both  Royal Navy).[56][57]
F 434  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
Fort Yale  United Kingdom World War II: The Fort ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (49°25′N 0°27′W / 49.417°N 0.450°W / 49.417; -0.450. She was taken in tow, but was torpedoed and sunk at 50°23′N 0°55′W / 50.383°N 0.917°W / 50.383; -0.917) by U-480 ( Kriegsmarine) on 23 August.[58]
M 366  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier, Finistère, France by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][59]
M 367  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][60]
M 422  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Gironde, France by British aircraft.[61]
M 428  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][62]
M 438  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][63]
PiLB 264  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[64]
HMCS Regina  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 66: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head (50°42′N 5°03′W / 50.700°N 5.050°W / 50.700; -5.050) by U-667 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 96 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Jacques Morgand and HMS LCT 644 (both  Royal Navy).[65]
Sperrbrecher 134 Falke  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Lorient, Morbihan, France by Allied aircraft.[3][66]
Tama Maru No. 6  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Sterlet ( United States Navy).[3]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Boko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north west of Tokunoshima (27°56′N 128°47′E / 27.933°N 128.783°E / 27.933; 128.783) by USS Barbel ( United States Navy).[67]
Hiyoshi Maru No. 3  Japan World War II: The fishing trawler was sunk in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Trenchant ( Royal Navy).[3]
Koshin Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MOTA-22: The Koshin Maru-class transport was sunk when her cargo of ammunition caught fire and exploded in the East China Sea north west of Formosa (26°10′N 124°15′E / 26.167°N 124.250°E / 26.167; 124.250). Twenty-eight crewmen were killed.[68]
HMS LCM 618  Royal Navy World War II:The landing craft mechanized was lost on this date.[69]
HMS LCM 640  Royal Navy World War II:The landing craft mechanized was lost on this date.[69]
USS PT-509  United States Navy World War II: The ELCO 80'-class PT boat was shelled, rammed and sunk off Jersey, Channel Islands by a Kriegsmarine minesweeper.[70]
Spichern  Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was bombed and severely damaged at Brest, Finistère, France in an Allied air raid. She was scuttled as a blockship on 31 August. She was raised in 1947, repaired and returned to service in May 1949 as the Norwegian Ringfjell.[71]
Splendor  Italy World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in an Allied air raid on Savona.[3]
TA19  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, a former Curtatone-class destroyer, was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea by Pipinos ( Greece Navy).[3]
Tokuyu Maru or
Tokuyusan Maru
 Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Halmahera, New Guinea by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
V 241 Oliva  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, France by HMGB Grey Owl and HMGB Grey Shark (both  Royal Navy).[3][72]
Yagi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north west of Tokunoshima (27°56′N 128°47′E / 27.933°N 128.783°E / 27.933; 128.783) by USS Barbel ( United States Navy). Three gunners and 31 crewmen were killed.[67]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1944
Ship Country Description
FN 02 Kunlabori  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was sunk on this date.[73]
Johanna  Germany World War II): The cargo ship departed from Istanbul, Turkey on this date. Believed to have been subsequently torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea. Raised post-war, repaired and put into Soviet service as Marshal Tolbukhin.[49]
HMS LCT 1092  Royal Navy The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank sank while under tow.[74]
Lindau  Kriegsmarine World War II: The accommodation ship was set on fire in the Loire River at Nantes, Loire-Atlantique France (47°13′N 01°34′W / 47.217°N 1.567°W / 47.217; -1.567) by German Forces and sunk by the explosion of mines being stored on the ship. She was raised in 1946 and towed to Antwerp, Belgium for scrapping.[75][76]
M 133  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine, France.[3]
M-384  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France.[77]
Monsun  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Nantes by Allied aircraft. She was refloated in March 1945, repaired and returned to service.[78]
R 34  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-25 minesweeper was sunk by aircraft off Milos, Greece.[79]
R 89  Kriegsmarine The minesweeper was sunk in an Allied air raid on "Lepsoe", Norway.[3]
RA 260  Kriegsmarine The RA 251-class minesweeper ran aground at Cape Mortula, Italy and was wrecked.[3]
Santos  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Borkum, Lower Saxony in a British air raid.[3]
Seiyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy).[3]
Shinei Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Bolinao, Philippines (16°15′N 119°45′E / 16.250°N 119.750°E / 16.250; 119.750) by USS Guitarro ( United States Navy). A crewman was killed.[80]
Sperrbrecher 16 Tulane  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and damaged at La Pallice, Seine-Maritime, France by Allied aircraft. She sank the next day. Raised on 30 July 1946, repaired and returned to Norwegian service in February 1949 as Tulane.[3][81]
Toseki Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Molucca Sea south of the Celebes Islands, Netherlands East Indies by USS Cod ( United States Navy).[3]
U-608  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°30′N 3°08′W / 46.500°N 3.133°W / 46.500; -3.133) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force and by HMS Wren ( Royal Navy). All 52 crew survived.[82]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Antarktis  Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France.[3]
Baudoinville  Germany World War II: The ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Gotland  Sweden World War II: The fishing trawler struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak off Hanstholm, Denmark.[3]
Erling Lindøe  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat with the loss of nineteen of her 25 crew.[83]
Ermland  Kriegsmarine The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Nantes, France. The wreck was raised and broken up in February 1945.[84]
Giuseppe Dormio  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.[3]
Ikuta Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank off Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.[3]
Kolonté  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Kraft  Germany World War II: The salvage vessel was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
La Baise France Vichy France World War II: The tanker was destroyed on the stocks at Nantes, France.[3]
La Mayenne France Vichy France World War II: The tanker was destroyed on the stocks at Nantes, France.[3]
M 27  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gironde at Pauillac, Gironde, France.[3]
M 84  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was scuttled at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.[85]
M 384  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was scuttled at Nantes, France.[61]
M 4408 Harle  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[86]
Monsun  Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Olinda  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Passat  Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was scuttled Nantes, France.[3] The wreck was raised and broken up in 1949.[87]
R-70  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines in the Gulf of Finland.[88]
Roko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[3]
Shinsei Maru No. 6  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Molucca Sea by USS Cod ( United States Navy).[3]
Sperrbrecher 16 Tulane  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk on this date.[89]
Sperrbrecher 20 Kolente  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was scuttled and Nantes, France.[3]
TA1  Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class destroyer was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
TA2  Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class destroyer was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
TA3  Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class destroyer was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
TA6  Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class destroyer was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Tenerife II  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
U-385  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°16′N 2°45′W / 46.267°N 2.750°W / 46.267; -2.750) by a Short Sunderland of 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force and also by HMS Starling ( Royal Navy) with the loss of one of her 43 crew.[90]
U-967  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled at Toulon, Var, France with the loss of two crew.
V 623 Jupiter  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
V 723 Jeanne Marie  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[91]
Vierlande  Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Vilhelm A. Riedemann  Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Wangerland  Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Wille  Germany World War II: The salvage vessel was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Koan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barbel ( United States Navy).[3]
M 84  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and destroyed at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France in an Allied air raid.[3]
M-370  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and damaged in the Bay of Biscay off Royan, Charente-Maritime, France by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. She was beached.[3][92]
M-468  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank north of Seter, Norway.[93]
M 4204  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France in an Allied air raid.[3]
Marina Raskova  Soviet Union World War II: Convoy BD 5: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Kara Sea by U-365 ( Kriegsmarine). She was torpedoed and sunk by U-365 the next day at (73°21′N 67°20′E / 73.350°N 67.333°E / 73.350; 67.333). Survivors were rescued by T-116 ( Soviet Navy) and Beriev MBR-2 aircraft of the Soviet Navy.[94]
Mayachi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin by USS Pompon ( United States Navy).[3]
Mikage Maru No. 20  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin by USS Pompon ( United States Navy).[95]
Naimdoe  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[3]
R 15  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper collided with S 629 ( Kriegsmarine) at Šibenik, Yugoslavia and sank. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Shinpo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MI-13: The Standard Type 1TM class tanker (a.k.a., Shimpo Maru and Shinho Maru) was torpedoed and damaged in the South China Sea off Cape Calavite, Mindoro, Philippines (13°18′N 120°11′E / 13.300°N 120.183°E / 13.300; 120.183) by USS Puffer ( United States Navy). Two crewmen were killed. She was towed to the beach and abandoned off Cape Calavite.[96] She was torpedoed and sunk on 17 August by USS Bluefish ( United States Navy).[3]
Sperrbrecher 7 Sauerland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was shelled and destroyed at La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime by HMS Diadem, HMS Onslow (both  Royal Navy) and ORP Piorun ( Polish Navy).[3]
T-114  Soviet Navy World War II: Convoy BD 5: The Admirable-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Kara Sea (73°22′N 66°35′E / 73.367°N 66.583°E / 73.367; 66.583) by U-365 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by T-116 ( Soviet Navy) and Beriev MBR-2 aircraft of the Soviet Navy.
T-118  Soviet Navy World War II: Convoy BD 5: The Admirable-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Kara Sea (73°22′N 66°35′E / 73.367°N 66.583°E / 73.367; 66.583) by U-365 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by T-116 ( Soviet Navy) and Beriev MBR-2 aircraft of the Soviet Navy.
Teikon Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-13: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (13°18′N 120°11′E / 13.300°N 120.183°E / 13.300; 120.183) by USS Puffer ( United States Navy).[96][97]
U-198  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was sunk in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles (3°35′S 52°49′E / 3.583°S 52.817°E / -3.583; 52.817) by HMS Findhorn ( Royal Navy) and HMIS Godavari ( Royal Indian Navy) with the loss of all 66 crew and two prisoners of war. These were the captains of Empire City and Empire Day (both  United Kingdom).
U-981  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged, mined and sunk in the Bay of Biscay at La Rochelle (45°41′N 1°25′W / 45.683°N 1.417°W / 45.683; -1.417) by a Handley Page Halifax aircraft of 502 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of twelve of her 52 crew.[98]
V 410 Germania  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the Gironde by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.[3]
V 720  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was shelled and set afire in the English Channel by HMS Albrighton ( Royal Navy), HMCS Assiniboine, HMCS Qu'Appelle, HMCS Restigouche and HMCS Skeena (all  Royal Canadian Navy). She was beached at Penmarc'h, Finistère, France.[3]

13 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Asahari Maru No.2  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Hong Kong by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[3]
Cagliari  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Poreč, Yugoslavia in an Allied air raid.[3]
Ch-12  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy).[3]
Dietrich von Bern  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa, Italy.[3]
USS Flier  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Balabac Strait with 12 of her 60 crew escaping the boat, but only 8 reaching the shore.[99]
Hamayoshi Maru No. 3  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the south west tip of New Guinea by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[3]
Kojun Maru  Japan World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the entrance to Davao Gulf east of Mindanao (06°17′N 126°10′E / 6.283°N 126.167°E / 6.283; 126.167) by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy). A total of 42 people were killed.[100]
M-383  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the North Sea off Langeoog, Lower Saxony by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 254 Squadron, Royal Air Force.[101][102]
Misago Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed andsunk in the entrance to Davao Gulf east of Mindanao (06°17′N 126°10′E / 6.283°N 126.167°E / 6.283; 126.167) by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy). 5 crewmen killed.[100]
Radbury  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (24°20′S 41°45′E / 24.333°S 41.750°E / -24.333; 41.750) by U-862 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 55 crew.[103]
Sperrbrecher 6 Magdeburg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and severely damaged at Royan, Charente-Maritime, France by Allied aircraft. She sank the next day.[3]
Toei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Hokkaido by USS Tambor ( United States Navy).[104]
TF 11  Germany World War II: The fishing trawler was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Nida, Lithuania by Soviet aircraft.[3]
U-270  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°19′N 2°56′W / 46.317°N 2.933°W / 46.317; -2.933) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. All 71 crew survived.[105]
V 723 Jeanne Marie  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was shelled and sunk at Brest, Finistère, France.[3]
V 1101 Preußen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Langeoog by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 254 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Asaka Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA 26: The transport was driven ashore in the Bashi Islands, north of Luzon Philippines, by a typhoon. Later refloated and returned to service.[106]
Daigen Maru No. 7  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea off Incheon, Korea by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).[3]
Gueydon  French Navy World War II: The hulk of the decommissioned armored cruiser was bombed and sunk at Brest, France, by Royal Air Force aircraft.
Ikomasan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA 26: The transport was driven ashore in the Bashi Islands, north of Luzon, by a typhoon. Later refloated and returned to service.[106]
HMS LCI(L) 99  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 72: The landing craft infantry was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) south west of Hartland Point, Devon (50°56′N 4°47′W / 50.933°N 4.783°W / 50.933; -4.783) by U-667 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine crew.[107]
USS LST-921  United States Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 72: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) south west of Hartland Point (50°56′N 4°47′W / 50.933°N 4.783°W / 50.933; -4.783) by U-667 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 43 of her 113 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Londonderry ( Royal Navy) and USS LST-920 ( United States Navy). LST-921 had lost her stern, and was towed to Falmouth, Cornwall, where she was declared a total loss. Subsequently used by the United States Army as a floating machine ship at Antwerp, Belgium.[108]
Miikesan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the East China Sea off Formosa.[3]
HMAS ML 430  Royal Australian Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was shelled and sunk north of Biak, New Guinea by HMAML 819 ( Royal Australian Navy).[109]
M 206  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine, France.[3]
M-4463  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off La Pallice, Seine-Maritime, France.[3]
M 4612  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo.[3]
Sperrbrecher 5 Schwanheim  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk at Royan, Charente-Maritime, France by Allied aircraft.[3]
Sperrbrecher 6  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was wrecked during/after an air attack at Royan, France.[110]
Taketsu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA 26: The tanker (a.k.a. Butsu Maru) broke up and sank in a typhoon off the Bashi Islands north of Luzon.[106]
Tonan Maru No.2  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea south of Shanghai, China by USS Pintado ( United States Navy).[3]
T-129  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.103-class landing ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Cod ( United States Navy).[111]
U-618  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France (47°22′N 4°39′W / 47.367°N 4.650°W / 47.367; -4.650) by HMS Duckworth and HMS Essington (both  Royal Navy) and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 61 crew.[112]
V 605 Arthur Duncker  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off La Pallice.[3]
V 727 Goeland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Saint-Malo.[3]
Zuisho Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo by USS Ray ( United States Navy).[3]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS BYMS-2022  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The YMS-1-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var, France.[3]
FL 04 Edouard Gougy  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler was lost on this date.[113]
USS LCI-1588  United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The landing craft infantry struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
USS LCI-1590  United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The landing craft infantry struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
USS LST-282  United States Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 72: The landing ship tank was damaged by a German glide bomb off Saint-Tropez, Var. She was beached and abandoned (43°25′N 06°50′E / 43.417°N 6.833°E / 43.417; 6.833).[114]
HMS LST-404  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy FTM 69: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) south east of St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°02′N 0°38′W / 50.033°N 0.633°W / 50.033; -0.633) by U-741 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight crew and several German prisoners of war. She was taken in tow by USS ATR-4 ( United States Navy) and was beached at Ryde, Isle of Wight. HMS LST-404 later broke in two and was declared a total loss. Scrapped at Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium in June 1948.[115]
M 275  Kriegsmarine World War IIL The minesweeper was shelled and severely damaged in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both  Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois ( Royal Canadian Navy) and was abandoned.[3]
M 385  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France, by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both  Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois ( Royal Canadian Navy).[3][116]
M 4001 Este  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Brest, Finistère, France in a Royal Air Force air raid.[3][117]
M 4047 Vaterland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[118]
USS PT-202  United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The PT boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
USS PT-218  United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The PT boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
R-29  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-25 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Gulf of Finland.[79]
Richthofen Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe The Hans Albrecht Wedel-class seaplane tender sank at Königsberg, East Prussia during fitting out, or was shelled and sunk off Les Sables-d'Olonne by HMS Mauritius ( Royal Navy).[3][119]
Sakura Maru No. 14  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Timor, Netherlands East Indies by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.[3]
SG 21 Bernd Von Arnim  Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of Port Cros: The Chamois-class aviso was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Cros, Var by USS Somers ( United States Navy).[120] There were 99 survivors.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 25  Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship was sunk at Toulon by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[121]
Sperrbrecher 157  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both  Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois ( Royal Canadian Navy).[3]
Sudetenland  Germany World War II: The tanker was sunk at Brest in a Royal Air Force air raid.[3]
Tosho Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport ship was bombed and sunk in the Banda Sea by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
U-741  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France (50°20′N 0°34′W / 50.333°N 0.567°W / 50.333; -0.567) by HMS Orchis ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 48 of her 49 crew.[122]
UJ 6082  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Gabbiano-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) south of Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France by USS Somers ( United States Navy).[3]
V 728 Vierge de Massabielle  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[123]
V 803 Wiesbaden  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[124]
William D. Byron  United States World War II: The Liberty ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea. She was towed to Savona, where she was declared a constructive total loss.[54]
USS YMS-24  United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The YMS-1-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Brinkum  Germany World War II: The coastal tanker struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off "Lepsoe", Norway.[3]
HMS BYMS-2022  Royal Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez, Var, France (43°24′N 06°46′E / 43.400°N 6.767°E / 43.400; 6.767).[125]
Empire Lancer  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (15°00′S 44°00′E / 15.000°S 44.000°E / -15.000; 44.000) by U-862 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 79 crew.[126][127]
M 4207 Les Baleines  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[128]
MAL 22  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was wrecked on this date.[6]
HMS MFV 624  Royal Navy The naval trawler sank in the English Channel off Normandy, France.[129]
HMS MGB 315  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile C motor gun boat was sunk by a mine off Normandy.[130]
HMS ML 563  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The Fairmile B motor launch struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[131]
USS PT-202  United States Navy World War II: The Higgins 78'-class PT boat was sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez (43°23′N 06°46′E / 43.383°N 6.767°E / 43.383; 6.767).[132]
USS PT-218  United States Navy World War II: The Higgins 78'-class PT boat was sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez (43°23′N 06°46′E / 43.383°N 6.767°E / 43.383; 6.767).[133]
R-20  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-17 minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Sylt, Lower Saxony.[134]
R 182  Kriegsmarine World War II: The R boat was scuttled in the Seine at Paris, France.[3]
R-184  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk off Calais, France by HMMGB 330, HMMGB 331, and HMMGB 609 (all  Royal Navy).[135]
R 213  Kriegsmarine World War II: The R boat was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
R-217  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[135]
RA 3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA-4  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-5-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[136]
RA 5  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA 6  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-44-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA 7  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-44-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA 8  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-44-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RTShch-152  Soviet Navy World War II: The K-15/M-17-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[137]
Rovigo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.[138]
Taito Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea off Incheon, Korea (36°16′N 125°49′E / 36.267°N 125.817°E / 36.267; 125.817) by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).[3]
Trémintin  French Navy World War II: The accommodation ship, a former armored cruiser, was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft at Brest, France.
USS YMS-24  United States Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez (43°25′N 06°43′E / 43.417°N 6.717°E / 43.417; 6.717).[139]

17 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Artushof  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Stettin, Pomerania in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
HMS BPC 1  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft tank was lost on this date.[140]
F 619  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
I-27  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 Type motor launch was lost on this date.[141]
Jun Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of "Miscol" by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.[3]
KFK 510  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Piast Canal.[3]
HMS LCF(L) 1  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-2-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[142]
HMS LCT 631  Royal Navy World War II: The Mk 4 landing craft tank was lost on this date.[143]
HMS LCT-1092  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class landing craft tank sank off in the English Channel off Normandy, France.[144]
Langanger  Norway World War II: The tanker was scuttled by Vichy French forces at Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. She was declared a total loss in April 1945.[145]
Lissa  Italy World War II: The cargo liner was bombed and sunk by aircraft in Zara, Yugoslavia.[146]
No. 28  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 16-class landing tender was lost on this date.[147]
No. 108  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 16-class landing tender was lost on this date.[148]
No. 211  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 19-class landing tender was lost on this date.[149]
Otto Alfred Müller  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Stettin in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Peter Bornhofen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Kirkenes, Norway by Soviet aircraft.[3][150]
Sebu  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Kirkenes in a Soviet air raid.[3]
Skjervøy  Kriegsmarine The ship was sunk at Hustadvika, Norway.[151]
TA35  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, a former Rosolino Pilo-class destroyer, struck a mine in the Fasana Channel off Pola and was severely damaged. She was not repaired.[3]
UJ 2223  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Gabbiano-class corvette was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa, Italy.[3]
UJ-6073 Nimet Allah  Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of La Ciotat: The armed yacht was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Aphis, HMS Scarab (both  Royal Navy) and USS Endicott or USS Somers (both  United States Navy).[3][152]
UJ 6081  Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of Port Cros: The Gabbiano-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Cros by HMS Aphis, HMS Scarab (both  Royal Navy) and USS Somers ( United States Navy).[3][46]
UJ-6082  Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of La Ciotat: The Gabbiano-class corvette was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat by USS Endicott ( United States Navy).[152]
Usko  Finland World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Stettin, Germany. Wreck scrapped in 1945–1946.[153]
V 6803 Burgunder  Kriegsmarine World War II: The floating torpedo battery was sunk on this date.[154]
Yamateru Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea off Incheon, Korea by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).[3]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Eishin Maru  Japan World War II: Convy HI 71: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Rasher and USS Redfish ( United States Navy).[3][155]
HMS Fratton  Royal Navy World War II: The armed boarding vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Normandy, France by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3][156]
I-O-48  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[157]
Kim Hup Soen  Japan World War II: The junk was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Malacca (04°00′S 99°32′E / 4.000°S 99.533°E / -4.000; 99.533) by HNLMS Zwaardvisch ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[158]
La Galissonnière  Kriegsmarine World War II: The La Galissonnière-class cruiser was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon, Var, France.[3]
HMS LCF (II)-1  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft was sunk in the English Channel by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3]
Leda  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Lennox  Norway World War II: Operation Schneehuhn: The motor boat was shelled and sunk in the Van Mijenfjord, Svalbard, by U-307 ( Kriegsmarine). All three crew survived.[159]
M-27  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gironde Estuary, France.[160]
M 4207  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gironde Estuary.[3]
M 4618  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in an air raid on Brest, Finistère, France by the Royal Air Force.[3]
HMMTB 707  Royal Navy The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Ireland in a collision with L'Escarmouche ( Free French Naval Forces).[161]
Nairung  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (15°00′S 42°00′E / 15.000°S 42.000°E / -15.000; 42.000) by U-862 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 92 crew.[162]
Nansei Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MI-12: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (08°39′N 116°39′E / 8.650°N 116.650°E / 8.650; 116.650) by USS Ray ( United States Navy). Three gunners and 23 crewmen were killed.[45]
Natori  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Nagara-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Samar (12°29′N 128°49′E / 12.483°N 128.817°E / 12.483; 128.817) by USS Hardhead ( United States Navy) with the loss of 330 of her 438 crew. One hundred and eighty-three survivors rowed 300 nautical miles (560 km) to Mindanao, Philippines; 44 were rescued by USS Marshall and four by USS Stingray (both  United States Navy).
Numidia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Poreč, Yugoslavia.[3]
Olbers  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Philip Heineken  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
R 218  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Maritime, France by HMMTB 208, HMMTB 209, HMMTB 210 and HMMTB 212 (all  Royal Navy).[3]
Sperrbrecher 152 Fauna  Germany World War II: The incomplete Sperrbrecher was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Strasbourg France Vichy France World War II: The Dunkerque-class battleship sank at Toulon following an American air raid on 15 August.
T 22  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elbing-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in Narva Bay west of the Kurgalsky Peninsula.[163]
T 30  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elbing-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in Narva Bay west of the Kurgalsky Peninsula.[164]
T32  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elbing-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank west of the Kurgalsky Peninsula in the Narva Bay.[165]
Taiyō  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-71: The Taiyō-class aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°10′N 120°22′E / 18.167°N 120.367°E / 18.167; 120.367) by USS Rasher and USS Redfish (both  United States Navy).[3]
Taketoyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Pelawan Bay by USS Ray ( United States Navy).[45]
Teia Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy Convoy HI-71: World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°10′N 119°56′E / 18.167°N 119.933°E / 18.167; 119.933) by USS Rasher and USS Redfish (both  United States Navy). 2,316 troops, 275 other passengers, six guards, four gunners, ten specialists and 54 crewmen were killed.[3][155]
Teiyo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-71: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°10′N 120°22′E / 18.167°N 120.367°E / 18.167; 120.367) by USS Rasher and USS Redfish (both  United States Navy).[155][166]
U-107  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXB submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°46′N 3°49′W / 46.767°N 3.817°W / 46.767; -3.817) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 58 crew.
U-129  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was scuttled at Lorient, Morbihan, France. The wreck was raised and scrapped in 1946.[167]
U-621  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, Charente Maritime, France (45°52′N 2°36′W / 45.867°N 2.600°W / 45.867; -2.600) by HMCS Chaudiere, HMCS Kootenay and HMCS Ottawa (all  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 56 crew.[168]
U-1054  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was in collision with Peter Wessel ( Germany and was severely damaged. She was consequently decommissioned.[3]
UJ 1103 Gustav Korner  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was lost in a collision off Lista, Norway.[169]
V 406 Hans Loh  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Gironde Estuary.[3]
Vesta  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Awa Maru  Japan World War II: The hospital ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Bluefish ( United States Navy).[3]
Colmar  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Kirkenes, Norway by STS-206 or TKA-205 (both  Soviet Navy).[3][170]
Commandant Teste  Kriegsmarine World War II: The seaplane carrier was sunk by Allied bombers at Toulon, France. She was refloated in 1945 and scrapped in 1950.
F 941  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
Hayasui  Imperial Japanese Navy
Hayasui sinking
World War II: Convoy HI-71: The Kazahaya-class fleet oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (17°34′N 119°23′E / 17.567°N 119.383°E / 17.567; 119.383) by USS Bluefish ( United States Navy).[171]
Jean Laborde  France World War II: The cargo liner was scuttled in the Étang de Berre.[172]
M 292  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Gironde Estuary by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[3]
M 4023  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at Brest, Finistère, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
R 218  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel by surface ships.[173]
S 26  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was sunk in the Sulina branch of the Danube by a Soviet air attack.[3][8]
S 40  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat sunk in the Sulina branch by a Soviet air attack.[3][8]
S 57  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939 E-boat was sunk in the Adriatic Sea between Korčula and Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia by HMMGB 658, HMMTB 653 and HMMTB 675 (all  Royal Navy).[3][174]
Saint Enogat  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ETC 70: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°16′N 0°50′W / 50.267°N 0.833°W / 50.267; -0.833) by U-413 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Duke of Argyll ( Royal Navy).[175]
TKA-203  Soviet Navy World War II: The A-2 (Higgins 78')-class motor torpedo boat was sunk in the North Sea, or Arctic Sea, by M 31 or M 202 (both  Kriegsmarine). Six crewmen killed, nine were taken as prisoners of war.[3][176]
Tamatsu Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy HI-71: The Mayasan Maru-class landing craft depot ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west of Vigan City, Philippines (17°34′N 119°24′E / 17.567°N 119.400°E / 17.567; 119.400) by USS Spadefish ( United States Navy).[177]
U-123  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXB submarine was scuttled at Lorient, Morbihan, France. She was raised in 1945, repaired and entered Marine Nationale service as Blaison.
U-466  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled at Toulon, Var, France.
V 6102 Köln  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by STS-206 or TKA-205 (both  Soviet Navy), or sunk in the Arctic Sea by TK-222 or TK-215 (both  Soviet Navy). Twenty crewmen killed, five wounded.[3][178]
V 6112 Friese  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk off Vardø, Norway, (70°13′N 31°04′E / 70.217°N 31.067°E / 70.217; 31.067) by M-201 ( Soviet Navy).[3][179]
Wayfarer  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Portuguese East Africa (14°30′S 42°20′E / 14.500°S 42.333°E / -14.500; 42.333) by U-862 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 51 of the 62 people aboard.[180]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Berwickshire  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DN 68: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) east south east of Durban, South Africa (30°58′S 38°50′E / 30.967°S 38.833°E / -30.967; 38.833) by U-861 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 102 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Norwich City ( Royal Navy).[181]
Chuko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Hong Kong by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[3]
Coral  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ETC 72: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°13′N 0°48′W / 50.217°N 0.800°W / 50.217; -0.800) by U-764 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her seventeen crew. Survivors were rescued by Roebuck ( United Kingdom) and a Royal Navy motor launch.[182]
F 568  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was sunk at Constanța, Romania in a Soviet air raid.[3]
F 886  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 889  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 925  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
Jacksonville  United States World War II: The T2 tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°30′N 07°30′W / 55.500°N 7.500°W / 55.500; -7.500) by U-482 ( Kriegsmarine). She was on a voyage from New York to Loch Ewe and the River Thames.[183]
M 4214 Jean Marthe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was sunk at Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
MAL 20  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was lost on this date.[6]
No. 12  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The T 51-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[184]
No. 107  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[27]
Naluca  Royal Romanian Navy World War II: The Sborul-class torpedo boat was sunk at Constanța by Soviet aircraft.[185]
Potenza  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. She was raised in 1947 and scrapped.[186]
R 37  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at Constanța in a Soviet air raid.[3]
Richard Montgomery  United States
Richard Montgomery in July 2011

World War II: The Liberty ship ran aground in the Thames Estuary (51°27′57″N 0°47′12″E / 51.46583°N 0.78667°E / 51.46583; 0.78667) and was declared a total loss. She still remains there as of 20 June 2018 due to her cargo of live ammunition being deemed too dangerous to salvage.

S 42  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 torpedo boat burned during a Soviet air attack on the shipyard at Constanța where she was being repaired.[3][187]
S 45  Kriegsmarine World War II: The damaged Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was decommissioned at Constanța after being damaged earlier by a Soviet air attack.[3][187]
S 52  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Constanța in a Soviet air attack.[3][187]
S 131  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Constanța in a Soviet air attack.[3][187]
Schnelles Geleitboot 16  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elan-class minesweeping sloop was scuttled at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 17  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Chamois-class aviso was scuttled west of Marseille.[188]
Schnelles Geleitboot 22  Germany World War II: The uncompleted Chamois-class minesweeping sloop was scuttled at Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 25  Germany World War II: The uncompleted sloop was scuttled at Marseille.[3]
SM 206  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[189]
U-9  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IIB submarine was sunk in the Black Sea at Constanța by Soviet Air Force aircraft.
U-413  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south of Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom (50°21′N 0°01′W / 50.350°N 0.017°W / 50.350; -0.017) by HMS Forester, HMS Vidette and HMS Wensleydale (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of 45 of her 46 crew.
U-984  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (48°16′N 5°33′W / 48.267°N 5.550°W / 48.267; -5.550) by HMCS Chaudiere, HMCS Kootenay and HMCS Ottawa (all  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 45 crew.[190]
U-1229  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IX submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°20′N 51°39′W / 42.333°N 51.650°W / 42.333; -51.650) by Grumman TBM Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Bogue ( United States Navy) with the loss of eighteen of her 59 crew.[191][192]
V 409 August Bösch  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at Les Sables-d'Olonne in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Yamada Maru No. 3  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Ceram Island, Netherlands East Indies by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[3]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1944
Ship Country Description
HMCS Alberni  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (50°18′N 0°51′W / 50.300°N 0.850°W / 50.300; -0.850) by U-480 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 59 of her 90 crew. Survivors rescued by HMS MTB 469 and HMS MTB 470 (both  Royal Navy).
Albula   Switzerland World War II: The cargo was damaged in the port of Marseilles when the retreating German troops blew up the quay Traverse d'Arenc. She sank in the harbour. The crew was forced by the German to leave the ship the day before.[193]
Durban Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: convoy MASA-10: The Delagoa Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off French Indochina (11°45′N 109°46′E / 11.750°N 109.767°E / 11.750; 109.767) by USS Muskallunge ( United States Navy). Six crewmen and 509 troops were killed.[194]
F 812  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 814  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was wrecked on this date.[50]
F 1166  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
HMS HDML 1179  Royal Navy The Harbour Defence Motor Launch sank in a storm off Jamaica.[195]
Hako  Kriegsmarine World War II: The supply ship was scuttled as a blockship at Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. She was raised in 1945, repaired and returned to her original Belgian owners.[75]
Karibisches Mer  Kriegsmarine The tanker was scuttled as a blockship at Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.[3]
Kinryu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°20′N 120°11′E / 13.333°N 120.183°E / 13.333; 120.183) by USS Haddo ( United States Navy). A total of 65 troops and three crewmen were killed.[196]
HMS Kite  Royal Navy World War II: The Black Swan-class sloop was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea by U-344 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 203 of her 217 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Keppel ( Royal Navy).
M 292  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Gironde Estuary, France by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[3][197]
M 6029 Cap Noir  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[198]
Manø  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked on Geirfuglasker. Iceland.[199]
Norfolk Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MI-12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°23′N 120°19′E / 13.383°N 120.317°E / 13.383; 120.317) by USS Haddo ( United States Navy). A gunner and sixteen crewmen were killed.[196]
HMS Orchis  Royal Navy World War II: The Flower-class corvette was severely damaged by a mine and beached off Juno Beach, Calvados, France. Later declared a constructive total loss.[200]
RA 259  Kriegsmarine World War II: The VAS 301-class submarine chaser was sunk in Genoa Bay by Royal Navy ships.[7]
T 155  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Griefswalder Oie and was severely damaged. She was declared a total loss.[3]
Taketoyo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-12: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°23′N 120°19′E / 13.383°N 120.317°E / 13.383; 120.317) by USS Guitarro, USS Haddo and USS Ray (all  United States Navy). Thirteen crewmen were killed.[3][201]
U-230  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine ran aground off Toulon, Var, France (43°07′N 06°00′E / 43.117°N 6.000°E / 43.117; 6.000). All 50 crew survived. She was subsequently scuttled during Operation Dragoon.
Uga Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°20′N 120°11′E / 13.333°N 120.183°E / 13.333; 120.183) by USS Guitarro, USS Haddo and USS Ray (all  United States Navy). Two gunners, 96 passengers and 29 crewmen were killed.[3][202]
V 401 Jan Mayen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.[3]
V 402 Dr. Adolf Spilker  Kriegsmarine The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Bayonne.[3]
V 413 Ferdinand Niedermayer  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3]
VAS 255  Italian Social Republic Navy World War II: The VAS 301-class submarine chaser was sunk near Genoa by Royal Navy ships.[7]
Viper  Kriegsmarine World War II: The training ship was scuttled at Bayonne .[203]
Z23  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1934A-class destroyer was sunk at La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS Bickerton  Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea by U-354 ( Kriegsmarine). She was scuttled by HMS Vigilant ( Royal Navy) at 71°41′N 19°11′E / 71.683°N 19.183°E / 71.683; 19.183.
Claus  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine, France.[204]
Eisbär  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Kristiansand, Norway.[205]
F 859  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 883  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was wrecked on this date.[50]
F 940  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
Hakko Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-24A: The Standard Merchant Type 1TL tanker was torpedoed and damaged in Pacific Ocean (18°48′N 120°46′E / 18.800°N 120.767°E / 18.800; 120.767) by USS Spadefish ( United States Navy) and beached in Pasaquin Bay, Luzon, Philippines. Later refloated but wrecked by heavy swells still in Pasaquin Bay on 18 September 1944.[206]
Hiburi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Hiburi-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Bataan, Philippines (14°15′N 120°25′E / 14.250°N 120.417°E / 14.250; 120.417) by USS Harder ( United States Navy). One hundred and fifty-four crewmen were killed.[207]
HMS Loyalty  Royal Navy World War II: The Algerine-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of the Isle of Wight (50°09′N 0°41′W / 50.150°N 0.683°W / 50.150; -0.683) by U-480 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 55 of her 85 crew.
M 4465 Frisa IV  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was sunk on this date.[73]
HMS MTB 243  Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72'-class motor torpedo boat was expended as a target in the Mediterranean Sea.[208]
Matsuwa  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Etorofu-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Bataan (14°15′N 120°25′E / 14.250°N 120.417°E / 14.250; 120.417) by USS Harder ( United States Navy). One hundred and thirty-four crewmen, including her Captain, were killed.
HMS Nabob  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Goodwood: The Bogue-class escort carrier was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea by U-354 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 crew. She sailed to Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands where she arrived on 27 August. Declared a constructive total loss, she was beached and cannibalized for spare parts before being returned to the United States in 1946. Subsequently repaired and converted for merchant service.
Nansatsu Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[3]
Ole Wegger  Germany The tanker was scuttled as a blockship in the River Seine at Sahurs, Seine-Maritime, France. She was raised in August 1945 but found to be uneconomic to repair and was scrapped in 1947.[209]
R 51  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was scuttled at Rouen, France.[210]
RA 251  Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper, a former VAS 301-class submarine chaser was sunk in Genoa Bay by Royal Navy ships.[7]
RA 255  Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France in a battle with Royal Navy ships.[3]
RA 259  Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Antibes in a battle with Royal Navy ships.[3]
S-148  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk by a mine.[187]
S 148  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Burgaz, Romania.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 16  Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship was scuttled at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône France. The wreck was scrapped in 1945.[211]
Sado  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Etorofu-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Bataan (14°15′N 120°25′E / 14.250°N 120.417°E / 14.250; 120.417) by USS Haddo and USS Harder (both  United States Navy). Seventy-two crewmen were killed.[3][196]
Sugi Maru No.5  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (11°40′N 92°45′E / 11.667°N 92.750°E / 11.667; 92.750) by HMS Statesman ( Royal Navy).[212]
Tonan Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMO-23: The oiler was torpedoed and sunk in South China Sea (29°53′N 125°19′E / 29.883°N 125.317°E / 29.883; 125.317) by USS Pintado ( United States Navy). Four crewmen were killed.[213]
Tsushima Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy Namo 103: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk south west of Suwanosejima by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy) with the loss of 1,484 lives.
U-344  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Barents Sea north east of Bear Island, Norway (74°54′N 15°26′E / 74.900°N 15.433°E / 74.900; 15.433) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm based on HMS Vindex ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.[214]
V 421 Rauzan  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was on this date.[215]
V 435  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[216]
W 22  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands by USS Batfish ( United States Navy).[3]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Asakaze  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kamikaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay 18 nautical miles (33 km) south west of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines by USS Haddo ( United States Navy).
Fort Yale  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ETC 72: The Fort ship struck a mine in the English Channel with the loss of one of her 67 crew. She straggled behind the convoy and was taken in tow by USS Farallon ( United States Navy and HMS Hudson ( Royal Navy). Fort Yale was torpedoed and sunk in 17 nautical miles (31 km) south east of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°23′N 0°55′W / 50.383°N 0.917°W / 50.383; -0.917) by U-480 ( Kriegsmarine). The 66 survivors were rescued by three Royal Navy LCIs.[217]
Ha-65  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C Kō-hyōteki-class midget submarine was lost in a typhoon off Japan while under tow by Fuji Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy) when the tow line parted.[218]
Ha-73  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C Kō-hyōteki-class midget submarine was lost in a typhoon off Japan while under tow by Kiri Maru No. 1 GO ( Imperial Japanese Navy) when the tow line parted.[218]
M 344  Kriegsmarine The minesweeper was scuttled at Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France.[219]
S 72  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was sunk in an air attack.[187]
Shonan Maru No. 5  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk by B-24s off Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands (27°50′N 142°06′E / 27.833°N 142.100°E / 27.833; 142.100).[220]
TA9  Kriegsmarine World War II: The La Melpomène-class torpedo boat was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon, Var, France.[3]
Tsukushi Maru  Japan World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[221]
U-180  Kriegsmarine The Type IXD1 submarine was sunk in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of all 56 crew.
V 702 Memel, V 729 Marie Simone and V 730 Michel François  Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of Audierne Bay: The Vorpostenboots were shelled and sunk off Audierne, Finistère, France by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both  Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois ( Royal Canadian Navy).[3][222][223]
V 717 Alfred III  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Battle of Audierne Bay: The Alfred I-class Vorpostenboot was shelled and sunk off Audierne, Finistère, France by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both  Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois ( Royal Canadian Navy).[224]
V 720  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Battle of Audierne Bay: The Ekwator-class Vorpostenboot was shelled and sunk off Audierne, Finistère, France by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both  Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois ( Royal Canadian Navy).[225]
V 721  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Battle of Audierne Bay: The Ekwator-class Vorpostenboot was shelled and sunk off Audierne, Finistère, France by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both  Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois ( Royal Canadian Navy).[225]
Yashida Maru No. 3  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Keelung, Formosa by USS Ronquil ( United States Navy).[3]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 41  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was sunk at IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands in an air raid by the Royal Air Force. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Empire Roseberry  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the Seine Bay.[3]
F 820  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 938  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
Fukurei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MOTA-23: The transport was torpedoed and damaged by USS Ronquil ( United States Navy). The partially flooded ship drifted ashore with 210 troops and four crewmen killed. The ship was abandoned about three months later.[226]
USS Harder  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in Dasol Bay by Imperial Japanese Navy ships with the loss of all 60 crew.
Harpagus  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in Seine Bay and broke in two. The bow section sank, the stern section was beached. It was later towed to the Tyne and a new bow section was fitted. The ship was returned to service as Treworlas.[3][227]
Kelmscott  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with William Leavitt ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States and was beached. Later repaired and returned to service.[228]
Lascar Catargiu  Royal Romanian Navy World War II: The Lascar Catargiu-class river monitor was sunk in the Danube by Soviet aircraft. Raised, repaired and returned to service in 1953.[229]
M 4004 Ibis  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at Brest, Finistère, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
M 4453 Diester  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[230]
Mihal Kogalniceanu  Royal Romanian Navy World War II: The Lascar Catargiu-class river monitor was sunk in the Danube by Soviet aircraft. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1953.[231]
Orminster  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FTM 74: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) north west of Cap d'Antifer, Seine Maritime, France by U-480 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 63 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Damsay and HMS Pennywort (both  Royal Navy).[232]
R-219  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was sunk off Cape Antifer by surface ships.[233]
Schnelles Geleitboot 17  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Chamois-class aviso was sunk south of Capri, Italy by Allied aircraft.[188]
SM 221  Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 51-class minesweeper was sunk on this date.[234]
Shiretoko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Padang, Netherlands East Indies in by Fleet Air Arm aircraft based on HMS Indomitable and HMS Victorious (both  Royal Navy).[3]
Shonan Maru No.5  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was bombed and sunk at Chichi-jima by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[3]
T 24  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elbing-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Le Verdon-sur-Mer or Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde, France by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][235]
Toan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Formosa by USS Sailfish ( United States Navy).[236]
Tosei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Cape Erimo, Hokkaidō by USS Seal ( United States Navy).[237]
U-354  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Barents Sea (72°49′N 30°41′E / 72.817°N 30.683°E / 72.817; 30.683) by HMS Keppel, HMS Loch Dunvegan, HMS Mermaid and HMS Peacock (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 51 crew.[238]
U-445  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France (47°21′N 5°50′W / 47.350°N 5.833°W / 47.350; -5.833) by HMS Louis ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 52 crew.[239]
V 1401  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at IJmuiden in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Vita  Bulgaria World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea by Shch-215 ( Soviet Navy).[3]
Yoshida Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MOTA-23: The transport was torpedoed and sunk by USS Ronquil ( United States Navy). Ninety-six of 99 troops, ten gunners and all 70 crewmen were killed.[226]
Z37  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1936A-class destroyer was scuttled at Bordeaux, France.[240]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Batopahat Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMA-24: The transport was torpedoed and sunk north north east of Cape Bojeador, Luzon, Philippines (18°31′N 120°32′E / 18.517°N 120.533°E / 18.517; 120.533) by USS Picuda ( United States Navy). Seventeen crewmen and an unknown number of troops were killed.[241]
CB-3, CB-4 and CB-6  Royal Romanian Navy World War II: The CB-class midget submarines were scuttled at Constanța.[3][242]
F 126  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[243]
F 521  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type B Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 848  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date. Salvaged and put in Soviet service as BDB-4 ( Soviet Navy) in October 1944 [50]
F 895  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was wrecked on this date.[50]
F 908  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
KKO-2  Soviet Navy World War II: The survey ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland (60°02′N 29°04′E / 60.033°N 29.067°E / 60.033; 29.067) by U-242 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 32 crew.[244]
Kotoku Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMA-24: The transport was torpedoed and sunk off north north east of Cape Bojeador (18°42′N 120°49′E / 18.700°N 120.817°E / 18.700; 120.817) by USS Picuda ( United States Navy). Sixteen crewmen were killed.[241]
HMS LCA 42  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft assault was lost on this date.[245]
HMS LCT-1074  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft tank was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (49°50′N 0°45′W / 49.833°N 0.750°W / 49.833; -0.750) by U-764 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her fourteen crew.[246]
M-266  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was sunk at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein by British aircraft. Later raised.[61]
M-304  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was scuttled at Bordeaux, Gironde, France.[61]
M-344  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was scuttled at Bordeaux, France.[61]
M-347  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was sunk off Engelsmanplaat, Friesland, Netherlands by rocket-armed Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[3][247]
M-363  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was scuttled at Bordeaux, France.[248]
M-463  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was scuttled at Bordeaux, France.[249]
M 3857 Rotherbaum  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[250]
M 4040 Odenwald  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk at Brest, Finistère, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
M 4202  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France.[3]
M 4404 Les Illates  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was on this date.[251]
Nanko Maru No. 8  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tang ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[3]
pruth  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
R 203 and R 205  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweepers were scuttled in the Black Sea off Constanța, Romania. R 205 was raised, repaired, and put in Soviet service as BO-52.[135][252]
Rastenburg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Bassens, Gironde, France. Wreck scrapped in 1945.[253]
S 28  Kriegsmarine World War II: The damaged Type 1939/40 torpedo boat was scuttled at Constanța.[3][187]
S 49  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was scuttled at Constanța.[3]
S 72  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was scuttled at Constanța.[3]
S 91  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk by British ships.[187]
S 149  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk by aircraft,[187] or scuttled at Constanța.[3]
S 501, S 502, S 503, S 504, S 505, S 506, and S-507  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAS boats were scuttled at Constanța.[2]
SM 101  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[254]
Scharlachberger  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Gironde, France.[255]
Sperrbrecher 14  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk as a blockship in the Gironde. Raised in 1947 and scrapped.[256]
Sperrbrecher 68 Flora  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was scuttled at Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France.[3]
Sperrbrecher 122 Cape Hadid  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was scuttled at Saint-Nazaire.[3]
Sperrbrecher 136 Phoenix  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was scuttled at Saint-Nazaire.[3]
Sperrbrecher 162 Delia  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk at Brest in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Sperrbrecher 180 Midas  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk by Allied aircraft at Brest.[257]
TA13  Kriegsmarine World War II: The La Melpomène-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Toulon, Var, France.[3]
U-18  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IIB submarine was scuttled at Constanța, Romania.
U-24  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IIB submarine was scuttled at Constanța.
U-178  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was scuttled at Bordeaux, Gironde. The wreck was raised and scrapped in 1947.
U-667  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°00′N 1°30′W / 46.000°N 1.500°W / 46.000; -1.500) with the loss of all 45 crew.[258]
UIT-21  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Calvi-class submarine was scuttled at Bordeaux.[3]
UJ 105  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Varna, Romania.[3]
UJ 115 Rosita  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was scuttled at Constanța.[3]
UJ 116 Xanten  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was scuttled in Bulgarian waters.[259]
UJ 301  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was scuttled at Constanța.[3]
UJ 302  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was scuttled at Constanța.[3]
V 6713  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[260]
VRD-96 Del'fin  Soviet Navy World War II: The barge was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland (60°02′N 29°04′E / 60.033°N 29.067°E / 60.033; 29.067) by U-242 ( Kriegsmarine).[261]
Yūnagi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-24: The Kamikaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north north east of Cape Bojeador (18°46′N 120°46′E / 18.767°N 120.767°E / 18.767; 120.767) by USS Picuda ( United States Navy) with the loss of 32 crewmen. 202 survivors including her commanding officer were rescued by CD-35 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
Z24  Kriegsmarine World War II: The destroyer was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 97, AF 105,
AF 110, and AF 111
 Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahme were sunk in the English Channel off Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, France by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats and United States Navy PT boats. One hundred and twenty survivors were rescued by S 174 and S 177 (both  Kriegsmarine).[3]
Ashmun J. Clough  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy EBC 82: The Type N3-S-A1 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel north of Cherbourg, Charente-Maritime, France (50°10′N 1°41′W / 50.167°N 1.683°W / 50.167; -1.683) by U-989 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of sixteen of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMML 450 ( Royal Navy).[262]
Baltenland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river gunboat was sunk on this date.[263]
Dresden  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux, Gironde.[3]
Elsa Essberger  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
F 576  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was wrecked on this date.[50]
M 262  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
M 304  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
M 363  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
M 4043 Pommern  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off La Pallice, Seine-Maritime, France.[3]
M 4631  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
MAL 2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1 type landing fire support lighter was lost on this date.[6]
Nord  Soviet Navy World War II: The survey ship was shelled and sunk in the Kara Sea (75°35′N 89°50′E / 75.583°N 89.833°E / 75.583; 89.833) by U-957 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of her 22 crew. Survivors were taken aboard U-957 as prisoners of war.[264]
Nordmeer  Germany The tanker was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
Osorno  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
SM 106  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[265]
Samidare  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: After running aground on Velasco Reef off Palau on 19 August, the Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was torpedoed by USS Batfish ( United States Navy) with the aft section sinking in the Pacific Ocean (8°30′N 134°37′E / 8.500°N 134.617°E / 8.500; 134.617). The crew later scuttled the forward section.[266]
Sperrbrecher 1 Saar  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk at Brest, Finistère, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Sperrbrecher 3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was scuttled off Bordeaux.[267]
Sperrbrecher 14 Bockenheim  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was scuttled, either in the Gironde or at Bordeaux.[3]
Sperrbrecher 135 Adolph Kirsten  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk at Brest in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3][268]
T-45 Antikajnen  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in Narva Bay by U-745 ( Kriegsmarine).[269]
Titti  Sweden World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat.[3]
V 404 Baden  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[270]
V 2009 Niedersachsen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the Scheldt by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[3]
V 411 Saarland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3]
U-188  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled at Bordeaux, Gironde, France. The wreck was raised in 1947 and scrapped.[271]
Vojvoda  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[272]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 13, AF 98 and AF 108  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahme were sunk in the English Channel off Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, France by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats and United States Navy PT boats.[3]
HMS Britomart  Royal Navy World War II: The Halcyon-class minesweeper was bombed and damaged in the English Channel off Cap-d'Antifer, Seine-Maritime, France by Hawker Typhoon aircraft of the Royal Air Force with the loss of 14 of her 80 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Lord Ashfield ( Royal Navy). HMS Britomart was scuttled by HMS Pytchley.[273]
Clemenceau  Marine Nationale World War II: The incomplete Richelieu-class battleship was bombed and sunk at Brest, Finistère, France by United States Army Air Forces aircraft. The wreck was scrapped post-war.
F 893  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
HMS Hussar  Royal Navy World War II: The Halcyon-class minesweeper was bombed and damaged in the English Channel off Cap-d'Antifer by Hawker Typhoon aircraft of the Royal Air Force with the loss of 55 of her 80 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Colsay ( Royal Navy). HMS Hussar was scuttled by HMS Pytchley.[273]
USS LST-327  United States Navy World War II: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel by U-92 with the loss of 22 of the 100 people on board. She was towed to Plymouth, Devon where she was declared a total loss. Scrapped in September 1948.[274]
Lavosier  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[275]
M 266  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein in an air raid by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was later refloated and repaired.[3]
Nanshin Maru No. 25  Japan World War II: The coastal tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Minodro, Philippines by USS Guitarro, USS Haddo and USS Ray (all  United States Navy).[3]
Nanshin Maru No. 27  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Minodro, Philippines by USS Guitarro, USS Haddo and USS Ray (all  United States Navy).[3]
Oakland  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Brest in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
R 38  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea off Paros.[3]
SM 144  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was scuttled in the Danube at Corabia, Romania.[3][50]
HMS Salamander  Royal Navy World War II: The Halcyon-class minesweeper was bombed and damaged in the English Channel off Cap-d'Antifer by Hawker Typhoon aircraft of the Royal Air Force. She was consequently declared a constructive total loss.[273]
Sperrbrecher 4  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk at Brest by Allied aircraft.[276]
V 1269  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[277]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 35  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[3]
AF 50  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[3]
AT 913  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Artilleriefährprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 211  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type B Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 333  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 378  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type AT tanker Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 445  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2M minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 447  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2M minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[50]
F 448  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2M minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date. Salvaged and put in Soviet service as BDB-68 ( Soviet Navy) in November 1946.[50]
Isbjørn  Norway The cargo ship foundered in Lyme Bay, United Kingdom (50°22′10″N 3°04′06″W / 50.36944°N 3.06833°W / 50.36944; -3.06833) after her cargo shifted in a storm. Eight of her 23 crew were lost. Survivors were rescued by Osterhaven ( Netherlands).[278]
John Barry  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (15°10′N 55°18′E / 15.167°N 55.300°E / 15.167; 55.300) by U-859 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 68 crew. Survivors were rescued by Benjamin Bourn ( United States) and Sunetta ( Netherlands).[279][280]
M 3814 Oceaan III