List of shipwrecks in February 1945

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The list of shipwrecks in February 1945 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during February 1945.

February 1945
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 Unknown date

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1945
Ship Country Description
CH-28  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.13-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Balintang Channel (20°00′N 121°00′E / 20.000°N 121.000°E / 20.000; 121.000) by North American P-51 Mustang aircraft of the 3rd and 4th Squadrons, 3rd Air Commando Group, United States Army Air Force.[1]
IO 49  Kriegsmarine World War II: The SiebelgefaB landing craft was sunk on this date.[2]
USS PT-77  United States Navy World War II: The Higgins 78'-class PT boat was shelled and sunk by USS Conyngham and USS Lough (both  United States Navy) off Talin Point, Luzon, Philippines.[3]
USS PT-79  United States Navy World War II: The Higgins 78'-class PT boat was shelled and sunk by USS Conyngham and USS Lough (both  United States Navy) off Talin Point, Luzon.[4]
T-115  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.103-class landing ship was bombed and sunk in the Balintang Channel (20°00′N 121°00′E / 20.000°N 121.000°E / 20.000; 121.000) by North Amertican P-51 Mustang aircraft of the 3rd and 4th Squadrons, 3rd Air Commando Group, United States Army Air Force.[1]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1945
Ship Country Description
CD-144  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type D escort ship was torpedoed and sunk east of Cape Laguan, Malaya (04°32′N 104°30′E / 4.533°N 104.500°E / 4.533; 104.500) by USS Besugo ( United States Navy), with the loss of 89 crewmen.[5]
Nanshin Maru No. 19  Japan World War II: Convoy SASHI-41C: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk south east of Kota Bharu, Malaya (05°40′N 103°17′E / 5.667°N 103.283°E / 5.667; 103.283) by USS Hardhead ( United States Navy), with the loss of 10 crewmen.[6]
Planet  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Wollin, Pomerania (54°8′N 14°32′E / 54.133°N 14.533°E / 54.133; 14.533).[7]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1945
Ship Country Description
HMT Arley  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine in the North Sea and sank under tow off Cromer (53°06′N 01°16′E / 53.100°N 1.267°E / 53.100; 1.267).[8]
TFA 3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Dragen-class torpedo boat was shelled and damaged in the Baltic Sea off the Pomeranian coast by Soviet artillery and was beached at Stolpmünde.[9]
U-1279  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea off Bergen, Norway (61°32′N 1°36′E / 61.533°N 1.600°E / 61.533; 1.600) by HMS Bayntun and HMS Loch Eck (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 48 crew.[10]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1945
Ship Country Description
USS Barbel  United States Navy World War II: The Balao-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Palawan Passage by Japanese aircraft with the loss of all 81 crew.
Hiddensee  Germany World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea by Shch-318 ( Soviet Navy).[9]
HMS MMS 68  Royal Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the Aegean Sea off Cephalonia, Greece.[11]
Tairai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Spadefish ( United States Navy).[9]
U-1014  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Channel east of Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland (55°17′N 6°44′W / 55.283°N 6.733°W / 55.283; -6.733) by HMS Loch Scavaig, HMS Loch Shin, HMS Nyasaland and HMS Papua (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 48 crew.[12]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1945
Ship Country Description
F 178  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was sunk at Pillau by Soviet aircraft.[13][14]
HMS Gay Viking  Royal Navy World War II: The coaster, converted from a MGB 502-class motor gun boat, sank after colliding with the motor gun boat HMS Hopewell ( Royal Navy).[15]
Henry B. Plant  United States World War II: Convoy TAM 71: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Dover by U-245 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of sixteen of her 70 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hazard and HMS Sir Lancelot (both  Royal Navy).[16][17]
Karatsu  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The riverine gunboat was scuttled as a blockship at Manila, the Philippines.
R-202  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk by an explosion at Arendal, Norway.[18]
SAT 15 Polaris  Kriegsmarine World War II: The heavy gun carrier was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Pillau, East Prussia by Soviet aircraft.[9][19][20]
UJ 307  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Pillau by Soviet aircraft. 2 crewmen killed.[9]
Vs 338 Maarten  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk at Pillau by Soviet aircraft.[21]
Vs 339 Prinses Juliana  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk at Pillau by Soviet aircraft.[22][23]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Engen Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-88D: The Standard Type 2A tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 260 nautical miles (480 km) south of Saigon, French Indochina (06°31′N 106°12′E / 6.517°N 106.200°E / 6.517; 106.200) by USS Pampanito ( United States Navy), with the loss of a passenger, nine guards and 29 crewmen.[24]
Everleigh  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TBC 60: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of Durlston Head, Dorset (50°30′N 1°48′W / 50.500°N 1.800°W / 50.500; -1.800) by U-1017 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS LCI-33 ( Royal Navy).[25]
James Otis  United States World War II: The Liberty ship ran aground on the coast of Devon, United Kingdom and was declared a constructive total loss.[26]
Peter Silvester  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (34°19′S 159°32′E / 34.317°S 159.533°E / -34.317; 159.533) by U-862 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of the 175 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Activity ( Royal Navy), Cape Edmont ( United States), USS Corpus Christi and USS Rock (both  United States Navy).[27][28]
Shohei Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Spadefish ( United States Navy).[9]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1945
Ship Country Description
CD-53  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-93: The Type C escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Van Phang Bay, French Indochina(11°053′N 109°22′E / 11.883°N 109.367°E / 11.883; 109.367) by USS Bergall ( United States Navy).[29]
Daigyo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-88D: The Standard Type 2A tanker (a.k.a. Taigyo Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 260 nautical miles (480 km) southof Saigon, French Indochina (06°58′N 106°08′E / 6.967°N 106.133°E / 6.967; 106.133) by USS Guavina ( United States Navy), with the loss of five crewmen. Survivors were rescued by Yaku ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[30]
HMS MTB 605  Royal Navy World War II:The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat sank after striking a wreck off Ostend, West Flanders Belgium.[31]
Okinoyama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Parche ( United States Navy).[9]
Pollux  Germany World War II: The icebreaker struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Liepāja, Latvia.[9]

8 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Eifuku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Camau, French Indochina by USS Pampanito ( United States Navy).[32][33]
T-143  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The T-103-class tank landing ship was wrecked south east of the Pescadores.[34]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1945
Ship Country Description
F 206  Kriegsmarine World War II: The type B Marinefährprahm was sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea. Salvaged and put in Soviet service as BD-393 ( Soviet Navy).[13][35]
HMS Hesperia  Royal Navy World War II: The Bustler-class tugboat ran aground and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya.[36]
Kommandøren  Norway World War II: The cargo liner ran aground at Flatøy, Norway and sank. Salvaged in March 1945 and towed to Bergen for repairs.[37]
Sund  Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Elbe.[9]
U-864  Kriegsmarine World War II: Operation Caesar / Action of 9 February 1945: The Type IXD2 submarine was torpedoed underwater and sunk in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway (60°46′10″N 4°37′15″E / 60.76944°N 4.62083°E / 60.76944; 4.62083) by HMS Venturer ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 73 crew.
U-923  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine struck a mine and sank in Kiel Bay (54°31′N 10°18′E / 54.517°N 10.300°E / 54.517; 10.300) with the loss of all 48 crew.[38]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Ammerland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine tender was sunk in a collision off Liepāja, Latvia.[39]
Nordfahrt  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[9]
S 194  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in an American air raid on IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands.[9]
Steuben  Germany World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea by S-13 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of 3,608 lives. There were 639 survivors.[9]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1945
Ship Country Description
USS LST-577  United States Navy World War II: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in the Philippine Sea off the east coast of Mindanao, Philippines (08°05′N 126°17′E / 8.083°N 126.283°E / 8.083; 126.283) by Ro-50 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She was scuttled by USS Isherwood ( United States Navy) .[40]
HMS ML 183  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch sank at Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France after hitting a pier.[41]
Nanshin Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Tradewind ( Royal Navy).[9]
HMS Pathfinder  Royal Navy World War II: The P-class destroyer was damaged in the Andaman Sea off Ramree, Burma by Japanese aircraft. She was consequently withdrawn from service.
Persier  Belgium World War II: Convoy BTC 65: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Eddystone Lighthouse (50°24′N 4°20′W / 50.400°N 4.333°W / 50.400; -4.333) by U-1017 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty of the 51 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Birker Force, Gem (both  United Kingdom) and HMS Cornelian ( Royal Navy).
Ro-112  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait off Camiguin, Philippines (18°53′N 121°50′E / 18.883°N 121.833°E / 18.883; 121.833) by USS Batfish ( United States Navy). Lost with all 61 hands.[42]
U-869  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (39°19′48″N 73°12′00″W / 39.33000°N 73.20000°W / 39.33000; -73.20000) by USS Howard D. Crow and USS Koiner (both  United States Navy) with the loss of all 55 crew.

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1945
Ship Country Description
M-381  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was sunk off Kristiansand, Norway by HMS Venturer ( Royal Navy) or HNoMS MTB 717 ( Royal Norwegian Navy).[9][43]
V 1106  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony.[9]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1945
Ship Country Description
HMS Denbigh Castle  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy JW 64: The Castle-class corvette was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea (69°20′N 33°33′E / 69.333°N 33.550°E / 69.333; 33.550) by U-992 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 112 crew. She was beached in Bolshya Volokova Bay but capsized and sank.[44]
Ha-76  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C-class midget submarine flooded and then was scuttled at Dumaguete, Philippines.[45]
Hedwigshütte  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Fehmarn Belt off Langeland, Denmark.[46]
Kotoshiro Maru No. 8  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Japan by USS Sennet ( United States Navy).[9]
M 421  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Kolberg, Pomerania.[43]
M 4000 La Quimperoise  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/minesweeper was lost on this date.[47]
Ro-113  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait off Babayan Island, Philippines (19°10′N 121°25′E / 19.167°N 121.417°E / 19.167; 121.417) by USS Batfish ( United States Navy). Lost with all 59 hands.[42]
Showa Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Japan by USS Sennet ( United States Navy).[9]
StuBo 1060  Kriegsmarine World War II: The StuBo42 type landing craft/motor launch was sunk on this date.[48]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Ayukawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was lost on this date.[49]
CD-9  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea west of Cheju Island, Korea (32°43′N 125°37′E / 32.717°N 125.617°E / 32.717; 125.617) by USS Gato ( United States Navy).[50]
Hedwigshütte  Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Fehmarnbelt.[9]
Horace Gray  United States World War II: Convoy BK 3: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Kola Inlet, Soviet Union (69°21′N 33°43′E / 69.350°N 33.717°E / 69.350; 33.717) by U-968 ( Kriegsmarine). She was beached at Tyuva Bay (69°11′42″N 33°36′30″E / 69.19500°N 33.60833°E / 69.19500; 33.60833) and was declared a total loss. In 1959, her bow was fitted to Tbilisi ( Soviet Union) to enable that ship to be repaired and returned to service following damage sustained on 30 December 1944.[51]
HMS MTB 255  Royal Navy World War II: The White 73 foot-class motor torpedo boat was destroyed by an explosion and fire at a base at Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium.[52]
HMMTB 438 and HMMTB 444  Royal Navy World War II: The MTB 412-class motor torpedo boats were destroyed by an explosion and fire at Ostend.[9]
HMCS MTB 459, HMCS MTB 461, HMCS MTB 462, HMCS MTB 465
and HMCS MTB 466
 Royal Canadian Navy World War II: The BPB 72 foot-class motor torpedo boats were destroyed by an explosion and fire at a base at Ostend, Belgium.[53][54][55][56][57]
HMMTB 776, HMMTB 789, HMMTB 791 and HMMTB 798  Royal Navy World War II:The Fairmile D motor torpedo boats were destroyed by an explosion and fire at a base at Ostend, Belgium.[58][59][60][61]
Norfjell  Norway World War II: Convoy BK 3: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Kola Inlet (69°22′N 33°50′E / 69.367°N 33.833°E / 69.367; 33.833) by U-968 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 49 crew. She was beached at Tree Roochia. Later repaired and returned to service.[62]
Obi Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank off Singapore.[9]
U-989  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Faroe Islands (61°36′N 1°35′W / 61.600°N 1.583°W / 61.600; -1.583) by HMS Bayntun, HMS Bratwaite, HMS Loch Dunvegan and HMS Lock Eck (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 47 crew.[63]
USS YMS-48  United States Navy The YMS-1-class minesweeper was damaged by Japanese shore batteries north of Corrigidor, Philippines (14°24′N 120°33′E / 14.400°N 120.550°E / 14.400; 120.550) and scuttled by USS Fletcher ( United States Navy).[64]
V 1104  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony.[9]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Liseta  Netherlands World War II: Convoy TAM 80: The tanker was torpedoed and severely damaged in the North Sea off North Foreland, Kent, United Kingdom by the midget submarine U-5361 ( Kriegsmarine). Repairs were not completed before the war ended.[9]
U-1053  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine sank in Byfjorden, Norway in a diving accident. All 45 crew were lost.[65]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1945
Ship Country Description
CD-56  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type D escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east of Mikura Jima Honshu.(33°54′N 139°43′E / 33.900°N 139.717°E / 33.900; 139.717) by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy). She was lost with all 177 hands.[66]
Emsstrom  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by Soviet aircraft and beached off Brüsterort, Pomerania.[67]
Iida Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Cape Saint Jacques harbour, French Indochina (10°20′N 107°06′E / 10.333°N 107.100°E / 10.333; 107.100) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Forces.[68]
USS LCI(L)-7  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft infantry (large) was sunk off Mariveles, Luzon, Philippines by Japanese demolition attack boats.[69]
USS LCI(L)-26  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft infantry (large) was sunk off Mariveles, by Japanese demolition attack boats. Seventy-six crewmen were killed.[70]
USS LCI(L)-27  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft infantry (large) was damaged off Mariveles by Japanese demolition attack boats. She was beached to prevent sinking. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service. Two crewmen were killed.[71]
USS LCI(L)-49  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft infantry (large) was sunk off Mariveles by Japanese demolition attack boats.[72]
Nariu  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Sokuten-class minelayer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Japan by USS Sennet ( United States Navy).[9]
U-309  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea (58°09′N 2°23′W / 58.150°N 2.383°W / 58.150; -2.383) by HMCS Saint John ( Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 47 crew.

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1945
Ship Country Description
HMS Bluebell  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy RA 64: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Kola Inlet off Murmansk by U-711 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss off all but one of her 86 crew.[73]
Conte di Cavour  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Conte di Cavour-class battleship was damaged during an American air raid on Trieste, Italy. She capsized on 23 February. The wreck was scrapped in 1946.
Eifel  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine, or sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea off Liepāja, Latvia.[9][74]
F 1194, F 1195, F 1198 and F 1199  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefährprahm were sunk on this date.[13]
Hiyoshi Maru No. 2 GO  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was bombed and heavily damaged at Futami, Chichijima (27°05′N 142°11′E / 27.083°N 142.183°E / 27.083; 142.183) by American carrier-based aircraft. She sank the next day. Five crewmen were killed.[75][76]
Impero  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Littorio-class battleship was sunk at Trieste during an American air raid.[9]
USS LCI(L)-474  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft infantry (large) was sunk off Iwo Jima by Japanese shore batteries.[77]
HMS Lark  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy RA 64: The Black Swan-class sloop was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea north east of Murmansk, Soviet Union (69°30′N 34°33′E / 69.500°N 34.550°E / 69.500; 34.550) by U-968 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three crew. HMS Lark was beached off Rosta and was consequently declared a total loss.[78]
M-421  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank off Kolberg, Pomerania.[79]
Marie Maersk  Germany World War II: The tanker was severely damaged in an American air raid on Trieste. She was repaired in 1947 and entered Italian service in 1948 as Luisa.[9][80]
Regent Lion  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy UGS 72: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Strait of Gibraltar (35°56′N 5°45′W / 35.933°N 5.750°W / 35.933; -5.750) by U-300 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 52 crew. Regent Lion was taken in tow by HMT Arctic Ranger and HMS Rollicker (both  Royal Navy) but ran aground on Perle Rock. She was declared a total loss.[81]
TA41  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was sunk in an American air raid on Trieste.[9]
TA44  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat (former Navigatori-class destroyer Antonio Pigafetta) was bombed and sunk by American aircraft at Trieste.[9][82]
Transport No. 154  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.101-class landing ship was bombed and sunk off the south coast of Formosa by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force.[83]
Thomas Scott  United States World War II: Convoy RA 64: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea (69°30′N 34°42′E / 69.500°N 34.700°E / 69.500; 34.700) by U-968 ( Kriegsmarine). All 109 crew were rescued by HMS Fencer ( Royal Navy). Thomas Scott was taken in tow by M-12 and Zostkij (both  Soviet Navy) but later broke in two and sank.[84]
U-425  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Barents Sea off Murmansk (69°39′N 35°05′E / 69.650°N 35.083°E / 69.650; 35.083) by HMS Alnwick Castle and HMS Lark (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of 52 of her 53 crew.[85]
U-1273  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak (59°24′N 10°28′E / 59.400°N 10.467°E / 59.400; 10.467) with the loss of 43 of her 51 crew.[86]
Yamashio Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Yokohama by American carrier-based aircraft.[9]
USS YP-94  United States Navy The yard patrol boat ran aground between Tugidak and Sitkinak Islands, or on Chirikof Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. She either sank the next day or broke in two and sank on 23 February 1945.[77]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1945
Ship Country Description
USS Gamble  United States Navy World War II: The Wickes-class destroyer was bombed and severely damaged off Iwo Jima, Japan by Japanese aircraft. She was taken in to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands but was not repaired. Scuttled off Apra, Guam on 16 July.
Kyowa Maru No. 3 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[87]
Shoei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[88]
Sperrbrecher 139 Flamingo  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank off Lindesnes, Norway.[9][89]
Tolina  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Baltic Sea by TK-158 ( Soviet Navy) or by Soviet aircraft.[90]
U-2344  Kriegsmarine The Type XXIII submarine collided in the Baltic Sea off Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (54°16′05″N 11°48′05″E / 54.26806°N 11.80139°E / 54.26806; 11.80139) with U-2336 ( Kriegsmarine) and sank with the loss of eleven of her fourteen crew. The wreck was raised in 1956 and scrapped at Rostock in 1958.

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Daizen Maru  Japan World War II: The Type 1K ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea between Borneo and Singapore (00°42′N 106°18′E / 0.700°N 106.300°E / 0.700; 106.300) by USS Hawkbill ( United States Navy). Forty-eight passengers and 31 crewmen were killed.[91]
Eiyo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-90: The Eiyo Maru-class oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north east of the Cape Padaran Lighthouse (11°55′N 109°20′E / 11.917°N 109.333°E / 11.917; 109.333) by USS Guavina ( United States Navy). Twenty troops, 27 passengers and 33 crewmen were killed.[92]
F 554  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefährprahm was sunk on this date.[13]
F 952  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer Type D Marinefährprahm was sunk on this date.[13]
IO 50  Kriegsmarine World War II: The SiebelgefaB landing craft was sunk on this date.[2]
Laurana  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer was sunk in an American air raid on Trieste, Italy.[9]
Nokaze  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Minekaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north of Nha Trang, French Indochina (12°48′N 109°38′E / 12.800°N 109.633°E / 12.800; 109.633) by USS Pargo ( United States Navy) with the loss of 209 of her 230 crew. Survivors were rescued by Kamikaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
TA40  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was severely damaged in an American air raid on Trieste.[9]
TA48  Kriegsmarine World War II: The T-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk by American aircraft at Trieste.[9][93]
HMS Vervain  Royal Navy World War II: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south east of Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland (51°47′N 7°06′W / 51.783°N 7.100°W / 51.783; -7.100 by U-1276 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 60 of her 94 crew.
U-1276  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Dungarvan (51°48′N 7°07′W / 51.800°N 7.117°W / 51.800; -7.117) by HMS Amethyst ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 49 crew.
USS S-38  United States Navy The decommissioned S-class submarine was sunk as a target by aerial bombing.

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Austri  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Leirvik, Norway by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 235 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of twenty of the 62 people on board.[94]
USS Bismarck Sea  United States Navy World War II: The Casablanca-class escort carrier was sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jima by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft.
Dettifoss  Iceland World War II: Convoy UR 155: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea by U-1064 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fifteen of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Fusilier ( Royal Navy).[95]
F 948D  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MFP-D landing craft was sunk on this date.[13]
Gula  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Leirvik, Norway by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 235 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Refloated post-war, repaired and returned to service in June 1946.[94][96]
H 433 Altenbruch  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was sunk on this date.[97]
USS LCT-175  United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank sank in a storm off Merir Island, Palau.[98]
Porto Alegre  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Skaggerak by Allied aircraft.[99]
Tairiku Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (35°24′N 125°32′E / 35.400°N 125.533°E / 35.400; 125.533) by USS Gato ( United States Navy).[100]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Alexander Kennedy  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy BTC 76: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of Falmouth, Cornwall (50°06′N 4°50′W / 50.100°N 4.833°W / 50.100; -4.833) by U-1004 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her nineteen crew. Survivors were rescued by Eskwood and Gateshead ( United Kingdom).[101]
Altenbruch  Germany World War II: The pilot boat struck a mine and sank in the Elbe at Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony.[9]
Blacktoft  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 1734: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the east coast of England by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote.[9]
Goodwood  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 1734: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the east coast of England by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote.[9]
HMS LCP(M)-707  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft personnel (mortar) was torpedoed and sunk in the Thames Estuary by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote.[9][102]
HMS LST-364  Royal Navy World War II: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and sunk off Ramsgate, England 51°18′N 01°54′E / 51.300°N 1.900°E / 51.300; 1.900 by a Kriegsmarine Seehund midget submarine.[103]
Nichiyoku Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-88H: The oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north east of Nha Trang, French Indochina (11°30′N 109°06′E / 11.500°N 109.100°E / 11.500; 109.100) by USS Becuna ( United States Navy). Thirty-eight gunners and 32 crewmen were killed.[104]
R 4  Kriegsmarine World War II: The R 2-class minesweeper was sunk in an American air raid on Albona, Adriatic Littoral Zone.[9]
TK-182 Trudyashchiysya Tambora  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[105]
Tatekawa Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-92: The Type 2TL merchant tanker struck a mine and sank in the South China Sea off Cape Padaran, French Indochina (11°08′N 108°44′E / 11.133°N 108.733°E / 11.133; 108.733).[106]
S 167  Kriegsmarine The Type 1939/40 Schnellboot collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea.[9][107]
S 193  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 Schnellboot attacked a convoy in the Thames Estuary and was sunk by the escorts.[9][108]
HMCS Trentonian  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: Convoy MKS 8: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall (50°06′N 04°50′W / 50.100°N 4.833°W / 50.100; -4.833) by U-1004 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her crew.[109]
U-300  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cadiz, Spain (36°29′N 8°20′W / 36.483°N 8.333°W / 36.483; -8.333) by HMS Evadne, HMS Pincher and HMS Recruit (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of nine of her 50 crew.

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1945
Ship Country Description
CH-35  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-88G: The No.13-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk off Cape Paderan, French Indochina (11°30′N 109°00′E / 11.500°N 109.000°E / 11.500; 109.000) by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the 500th Bomb Squadron, 345th Bomb Group, United States Fifth Air Force.[110]
Conte di Cavour  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Conte di Cavour-class battleship capsized at Trieste, Italy, due to damage suffered during an American air raid on 17 February. The wreck was scrapped in 1946.
Göttingen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk west of Nīca, Latvia (56°18′N 20°16′E / 56.300°N 20.267°E / 56.300; 20.267) by Shch-309 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of over 500 lives.[9][111]
Henry Bacon  United States World War II: The Liberty ship straggled behind her convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (67°38′N 5°00′E / 67.633°N 5.000°E / 67.633; 5.000) by Junkers Ju 88 and Heinkel He 111 aircraft of the Luftwaffe's Kampfgeschwader 26. She was the last ship sunk by German aircraft during World War II.[9][16]
La Combattante  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was damaged by a mine and split in two off Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Her bow section sank at 53°22′N 01°01′E / 53.367°N 1.017°E / 53.367; 1.017 and her stern at 53°20′N 01°01′E / 53.333°N 1.017°E / 53.333; 1.017. Sixty-eight crewmen were killed. One hundred and seventeen survivors were rescued by HMS MTB 763 and HMS MTB 770 (both  Royal Navy).[112]
Nap  Norway World War II: The boat was bombed and sunk at Horten, Norway.[113]
Point Pleasant Park  Canada World War II: The Park ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) north west of Cape Town, South Africa (29°42′S 9°58′E / 29.700°S 9.967°E / -29.700; 9.967) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMSAS Africana ( South African Navy) and the trawler Boy Russell ( South Africa).[114][115]
Sarpen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The storage hulk, a former Rendell-class gun boat, has sunk at Horten, Norway by Allied aircraft.[116]
V 6733 General Direktor Ballin  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at Horten, Norway by Allied aircraft.[117]
Yaku  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-88H: The Ukuru-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north-east of Nha Trang, French Indochina (12°44′N 109°29′E / 12.733°N 109.483°E / 12.733; 109.483) by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy), her captain and 132 crewmen were killed.[118]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1945
Ship Country Description
HMS Alert 2  Royal Navy World War II: The cable layer was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel east of Ramsgate, Kent by U-5330 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 hands.[119]
Ellen Larsen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine off Warnemünde, Pomerania and was beached.[120]
HMS Ellesmere  Royal Navy World War II: The Lake-class whaler was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel north west of Brest, Finistère, France (49°04′N 5°31′W / 49.067°N 5.517°W / 49.067; -5.517) by U-1203 ( Kriegsmarine).[121][122]
Haukefjell  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged at Hamburg in an Allied air raid. She was declared a total loss.[123]
I-371  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type D submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bungo Strait (32°40′N 132°33′E / 32.667°N 132.550°E / 32.667; 132.550) by USS Lagarto ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 84 crewmen.[124]
Kyuryu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine off Bangkok, Thailand (13°45′N 100°35′E / 13.750°N 100.583°E / 13.750; 100.583). She was abandoned and scuttled.[125]
M 3618 De Drie Gezusters  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/minesweeper was lost on this date.[126]
Oriskany  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy BTC 78: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Land's End, Cornwall by U-1208 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[127]
Santoku Maru No. 2 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[128]
TA8  Kriegsmarine World War II: The incomplete TA7-class torpedo boat was sunk in a Royal Air Force raid on Horten, Norway.[9]
Tatsumomo Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Lagarto ( United States Navy).[9]
U-713  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Arctic Ocean north west of Narvik, Norway (69°27′N 4°53′E / 69.450°N 4.883°E / 69.450; 4.883) by HMS Keppel ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.[129]
U-927  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south east of Falmouth, Cornwall (49°45′N 4°45′W / 49.750°N 4.750°W / 49.750; -4.750) by a Vickers Warwick aircraft of 179 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 47 crew.[130]
U-1208  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south east of the Isles of Scilly (49°51′N 6°06′W / 49.850°N 6.100°W / 49.850; -6.100) by HMS Duckworth and HMS Rowley (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 49 crew.[131]
U-3007  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XXI submarine was bombed and sunk at Bremen with the loss of one crew member.[132]
U-3042  Germany World War II: The submarine was destroyed in an American air raid on Bremen.[9]
U-3043  Germany World War II: The submarine was destroyed in an American air raid on Bremen.[9]
U-3052  Germany World War II: The submarine was destroyed in an American air raid on Bremen.[9]
Uzuki Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Trepang ( United States Navy).[9]
Yulin Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground off Qui Nhon, French Indochina (13°48′N 109°14′E / 13.800°N 109.233°E / 13.800; 109.233) and sank.[133]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Aquarius  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber.[9]
Egholm  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 1739: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea south east of Lindisfarne, Northumberland (55°50′N 1°32′W / 55.833°N 1.533°W / 55.833; -1.533) by U-2322 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 26 crew.[134]
Heather Fritzen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Warnemünde, Pomerania.[9]
Hosen Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guardboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Piper ( United States Navy).[9]
Hosho Maru No. 3 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[135]
Koho Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Hainan Island, China by USS Bashaw and USS Flasher (both  United States Navy).[9]
Seiun Maru No. 5 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[136]
Shōnan  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-92: The Ukuru-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south of Yulin, Hainan Island (17°20′N 110°35′E / 17.333°N 110.583°E / 17.333; 110.583) by USS Hoe ( United States Navy). Her captain and 197 crewmen and passengers were killed.[137]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Arsterturm  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by Allied aircraft off Kristiansand, Norway.[138]
Auretta  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAM 91: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Belgian coast.[9][139]
I-368  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The I-361-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) west of Iwo Jima (24°43′N 140°37′E / 24.717°N 140.617°E / 24.717; 140.617) by Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft of Squadron VC-82 from USS Anzio ( United States Navy). Lost with all 85 crewmen.[140]
I-370  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The I-361-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Iwo Jima (22°45′N 141°27′E / 22.750°N 141.450°E / 22.750; 141.450) by USS Finnegan ( United States Navy).Lost with all 75 crewmen and 5 Kaiten pilots.[141]
HMS LCA 1161  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft assault was lost in heavy weather off Leyte, The Philippines.[142][143]
Nashaba  United States World War II: Convoy TAM 91: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Scheldt (51°22′N 02°55′E / 51.367°N 2.917°E / 51.367; 2.917) and sank.[144]
Ro-43  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-35-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) west of Iwo Jima (24°07′N 140°19′E / 24.117°N 140.317°E / 24.117; 140.317) by a Grumman TBM Avenger of Squadron VC-82 from USS Anzio ( United States Navy). Lost with all 79 crewmen.[145]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Amato Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-96: The ship was torpedoed and sunk off Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (11°56′N 109°18′E / 11.933°N 109.300°E / 11.933; 109.300) by USS Blenny ( United States Navy).[146]
Corvus  Norway World War II: Convoy BTC 81: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Western Approaches of the English Channel (49°55′N 5°22′W / 49.917°N 5.367°W / 49.917; -5.367) by U-1018 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by Baronscourt  United Kingdom) and Wallonia ( Sweden).
Kikaku Maru No. 6  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guardboat was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north of Formosa by USS Scabbardfish ( United States Navy).[9]
Omaha  United States The cargo ship ran aground on the Egret Reef, off Cooktown, Queensland, Australia. She was refloated on 6 March but was declared a total loss.[147]
Sampa  United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium.[148]
Seikan Maru No. 9  Japan The newly completed train ferry ran aground off Katsuura, Chiba Ken. She was declared a total loss.[149]
U-327  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Western Approaches (49°46′N 5°47′W / 49.767°N 5.783°W / 49.767; -5.783) by HMS Labuan, HMS Wild Goose and HMS Loch Fada (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 46 crew.[150]
U-1018  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VII submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Western Approaches (49°55′N 5°22′W / 49.917°N 5.367°W / 49.917; -5.367) by HMS Loch Fada ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 51 of her 53 crew.

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1945
Ship Country Description
Alcedo  Panama World War II: Convoy UR 155: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Iceland (64°07′N 23°17′W / 64.117°N 23.283°W / 64.117; -23.283) by U-1022 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Home Guard ( Royal Navy).[151]
Lautaro  Chilean Navy
Lautaro

The barque was destroyed when her cargo caught fire in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru.

Norfolk Coast  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea south west of Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire (51°58′N 5°25′W / 51.967°N 5.417°W / 51.967; -5.417) by U-1302 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her thirteen crew.[152]
R-177  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic sea off Stolp, Pomerania by a mine.[9][18]
S 220  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in the North Sea north west of Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium by HMS Seymour ( Royal Navy).[9]
USAT Soreldoc  United States Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in St. George's Channel (52°15′N 5°35′W / 52.250°N 5.583°W / 52.250; -5.583) by U-775 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fifteen of the 36 people on board. Survivors were rescued by the fishing vessel Loyal Star ( United Kingdom).[153]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1945
Ship Country Description
HMS Alligator  Royal Navy The Alligator-class tug was lost in February.[154]
Ayukawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was either lost on 14 February, or shelled and sunk by USS Dortch ( United States Navy) on 18 February.[155][156]
Consul Cords  Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde, Pomerania between 12 and 17 February.[9]
Dieter H. Stinnes  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde between 12 and 17 February.[9]
Ditmar Koel  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde between 12 and 17 February.[9]
Drechtdijk  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde between 12 and 17 February.[9]
F 1153  Kriegsmarine World War II: The DM Type Marinefährprahm/minelayer was sunk sometime in February.[157]
HMS LCM 136, HMS LCM 339, HMS LCM 359, HMS LCM 442  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft mechanized were lost sometime in February.[158]
Ro-55  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaichū type submarine was either hedgehogged and sunk off Iba, Zambales (15°27′N 119°25′E / 15.450°N 119.417°E / 15.450; 119.417) by USS Thomason ( United States Navy) with a loss of all 80 crewmen on 7 February, or was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (18°56′N 121°34′E / 18.933°N 121.567°E / 18.933; 121.567) by USS Batfish ( United States Navy) on 10 February.[42][159]
U-676  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland on or after 12 February with the loss of all 57 crew.[160]
U-683  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was lost on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean of English Channel on or after 20 February with the loss of all 49 crew.[161]
USS YC-693  United States Navy World War II: The covered lighter was lost off Alaska sometime between 1 and 23 February .[162]
11  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde between 12 and 17 February.[9]

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Ship events in 1945
Ship launches: 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Ship commissionings: 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Ship decommissionings: 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Shipwrecks: 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950