List of shipwrecks in March 1943

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The list of shipwrecks in March 1943 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during March 1943.

March 1943
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1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Eugenio  Italy World War II: The motor schooner was bombed and sunk at Naples by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[1]
Fitz-John Porter  United States World War II: Convoy BT 6: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°20′S 37°01′W / 12.333°S 37.017°W / -12.333; -37.017) by U-518 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by Carioca ( Marinha do Brasil).[2][3]
Monsone  Regia Marina World War II: The Ciclone-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Naples in an Allied air raid.[4]
SF 54 Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry was mined and sunk at Palermo.[5]
SF 56  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was lost on this date.[6]
SF 220 Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry was mined and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunis.[5][6]
San Vincenzo  Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Turbulent ( Royal Navy).[4]
Tromøsund  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of all 42 people aboard.[7]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Kyokusei Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off New Guinea (05°02′S 148°14′E / 5.033°S 148.233°E / -5.033; 148.233) by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the United States Army Air Force. Nine hundred surviving troops were rescued by Yukikaze and Asagumo (both ( Imperial Japanese Navy)), with the troops run to Lae, New Guinea.[8][9]
Meriwether Lewis  United States World War II: Convoy HX 227: The Liberty ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°10′N 28°25′W / 61.167°N 28.417°W / 61.167; -28.417) by U-634 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 72 crew.
USS SC-1024  United States Navy World War II:The submarine chaser was sunk in a collision off North Carolina.[10]
Toen Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy ): World War II: The fleet oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Makassar Strait (03°29′S 117°17′E / 3.483°S 117.283°E / -3.483; 117.283) by USS Thresher ( United States Navy).[11]

3 March[edit]

For the destruction of the German cargo ship Macedonia on this date, see the entry for 12 December 1942.
List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Affonso Penna Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil by Barbarigo ( Regia Marina).[4]
Aiyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport was bombed and sunk by American and Australian aircraft south-east of Finschhafen, New Guinea (06°56′S 148°16′E / 6.933°S 148.267°E / -6.933; 148.267). Forty-five crewmen and 278 troops were killed.[12]
Arashio  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The Asashio-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea near Finschhafen (07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500) by Royal Australian Air Force Bristol Beaufort and Bristol Beaufighter and United States Army Air Forces Douglas A-20 Havoc, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, North American B-25 Mitchell, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Bell P-39 Airacobra, and Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft. One hundred and seventy-six survivors were rescued.[13]
Clairette  France World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Taurus ( Royal Navy).[4]
Doggerbank  Kriegsmarine World War II: The blockade runner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (29°10′N 34°10′W / 29.167°N 34.167°W / 29.167; -34.167) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 364 of 365 people on board, 108 crewmen and 257 prisoners of war. The survivor was rescued by Campoamor ( Spain).[14]
Harvey W. Scott  United States World War II: Convoy DN 21: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (31°54′S 30°37′E / 31.900°S 30.617°E / -31.900; 30.617) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine. Survivors were rescued by Ombu ( Argentina) or reached land in their lifeboats.[15][16]
Keizan Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport ship was bombed and sunk by American and Australian aircraft south east of Finschhafen.[4]
Kembu Maru  Imperial Japanese Army
Kembu Maru.

World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport was bombed and sunk by American and Australian aircraft south-east of Finschhafen (06°56′S 148°16′E / 6.933°S 148.267°E / -6.933; 148.267). Seventeen crewmen and fifteen gunners were killed.[17]

Nirpura  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DN 21: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Port St. Johns, South Africa (32°47′S 30°48′E / 32.783°S 30.800°E / -32.783; 30.800) with the loss of 38 of the 126 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by R-8 (Air Force Ensign of South Africa (1940-1951).svg South African Air Force).[18]
Nojima Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport was bombed and damaged by American and Australian aircraft 31 nautical miles (57 km) east south east of Finschhafen (07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500). Following a collision with Arashio ( Imperial Japanese Navy), she sank 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Finschhafen.[4][19]
Oigawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport was bombed and damaged by American and Australian aircraft south-east of Finschhafen, New Guinea (06°56′S 148°16′E / 6.933°S 148.267°E / -6.933; 148.267). Finished off that night by USS PT-143 and USS PT-150 (both( United States Navy)). Seventy-eight crewmen and 1,151 troops were killed.[17]
Penthièvre France Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the English Channel by shore-based artillery stationed at Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.[4]
Sin-ai Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport was bombed and sunk by American and Australian aircraft south east of Finschhafen (06°56′S 148°16′E / 6.933°S 148.267°E / -6.933; 148.267). Eighteen crewmen and 45 Gunners were killed.[17]
Shirayuki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The Fubuki-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea near Finschhafen (07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500) by Royal Australian Air Force and United States Army Air Forces aircraft. Thirty-two crewmen were killed.[20]
Stag Hound  United States World War II: The Type C2-SU-R ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil by Barbarigo ( Regia Marina).[4]
Taimei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy
Taimei Maru under attack on 3 March 1943.
World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport was bombed and sunk by American and Australian aircraft 31 nautical miles (57 km) east south east of Finschhafen (07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500).[21]
Teiyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The transport was bombed and sunk by American and Australian aircraft south-east of Finschhafen, New Guinea (06°56′S 148°16′E / 6.933°S 148.267°E / -6.933; 148.267). Her commanding officer, seventeen crewmen and 1,880 troops were killed.[17]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Asashio  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The Asashio-class destroyer was bombed and damaged on 3 March. She was bombed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea near Finschhafen, New Guinea (07°15′S 148°15′E / 7.250°S 148.250°E / -7.250; 148.250) by Royal Australian Air Force and United States Army Air Force aircraft. Lost with all hands.[22]
California Star  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 380 nautical miles (700 km) north west of the Azores, Portugal (42°32′N 37°20′W / 42.533°N 37.333°W / 42.533; -37.333) by U-515 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 50 of her 74 crew. One survivor was taken aboard U-515 as a prisoner of war.[23]
City of Pretoria  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was topedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Azores (41°45′N 42°30′W / 41.750°N 42.500°W / 41.750; -42.500) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 145 crew.[24]
Empire Mahseer  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DN 21: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (32°01′S 30°48′E / 32.017°S 30.800°E / -32.017; 30.800) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Norwich City ( Royal Navy).[25][26]
Hokuto Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: Convoy No. 2303B: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Miyako (39°33′N 142°07′E / 39.550°N 142.117°E / 39.550; 142.117) by USS Permit ( United States Navy). All crew and passengers were rescued by Hiyoshi Maru No. 2 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[27]
HMS LCP(R) 673, HMS LCP(R) 680, HMS LCP(R) 684, HMS LCP(R) 685,
HMS LCP(R) 689, HMS LCP(R) 1693, HMS LCP(R) 727
 Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft Personnel (Ramped) were lost when Marietta E ( United Kingdom) was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (31°49′S 31°11′E / 31.817°S 31.183°E / -31.817; 31.183) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine).[28][29]
Marietta E  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DN 21: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (31°49′S 31°11′E / 31.817°S 31.183°E / -31.817; 31.183) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by R-8 (Air Force Ensign of South Africa (1940-1951).svg South African Air Force).[30]
S 70  Kriegsmarine World War II: The S 38 Type Schnellboot struck a mine and sank in the English channel.[4]
SF 219 Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry was mined and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunis.[5][31]
Sheaf Crown  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DN 21: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Indian Ocean (31°49′S 31°11′E / 31.817°S 31.183°E / -31.817; 31.183) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 48 crew. She was abandoned, but later towed to East London, South Africa. Later repaired and returned to service.[32]
T-514 Ost  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[33]
Tokitsukaze  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: The Kagero-class destroyer was bombed and damaged on 3 March with nineteen crewmen killed. She was bombed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea near Finschhafen (07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500) by Royal Australian Air Force and United States Army Air Force aircraft on the 4th.
U-87  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIB submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMCS Shediac and HMCS St. Croix (both  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Empire Tower  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy XK 2: The cargo ship was torpeded and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Lisbon, Portugal (43°50′N 14°46′W / 43.833°N 14.767°W / 43.833; -14.767) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Loch Oskaig ( Royal Navy).
Executive  United States World War II: Convoy RA 53: The Design 1022 cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Norwegian Sea (72°44′N 11°27′E / 72.733°N 11.450°E / 72.733; 11.450) by U-255 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 62 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Northern Pride and HMT St. Elstan (both  Royal Navy). Executive was later scuttled by a Royal Navy destroyer.[34]
Fidra  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy XK 2: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°50′N 14°46′W / 43.833°N 14.767°W / 43.833; -14.767) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Coreopsis ( Royal Navy).[35]
Ger-y-Bryn  United Kingdom world War II: Convoy XK 2: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°50′N 14°46′W / 43.833°N 14.767°W / 43.833; -14.767) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were rescued by HMS Coreopsis ( Royal Navy).[36]
USS Grampus  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Blackett Strait: The Tambor-class submarine was shelled and sunk off Kolombangara, Solomon Islands by Minegumo and Murasame (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).
Minegumo  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Blackett Strait: The Asashio-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Vila, Solomon Islands (8°01′S 157°14′E / 8.017°S 157.233°E / -8.017; 157.233) by ships of Task Force 68, United States Navy,[Note 1] with the loss of 106 of her 230 crew.
Murasame  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Blackett Strait: The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Vila, Solomon Islands (8°03′S 157°13′E / 8.050°S 157.217°E / -8.050; 157.217) by ships of Task Force 68, United States Navy, with the loss of 128 of her 181 crew.
Richard Bland  United States World War II: Convoy RA 53: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Iceland (72°44′N 11°27′E / 72.733°N 11.450°E / 72.733; 11.450) by U-255 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 34 of her 69 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Impulsive or reached land in their lifeboat. Richard Bland was torpedoed on 10 March by U-255 and split in two. The stern section sank, the bow section was towed to Akureyri but was declared a total loss.[37]
S 75  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 Schnellboot sank after an air attack by Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Typhoon aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[4][38]
Thomas Hooker  United States Convoy ONS 168: The Liberty ship started to break in two in the Atlantic Ocean (53°20′N 47°00′W / 53.333°N 47.000°W / 53.333; -47.000). All 62 crew were rescued by HMS Pimpernel ( Royal Navy). The drifting wreck was scuttled on 12 March by U-653 ( Kriegsmarine).[39][40]
Trefusis  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy XK 2: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°50′N 14°46′W / 43.833°N 14.767°W / 43.833; -14.767) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Coreopsis ( Royal Navy).[41]
Zarya  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was sunk on this date.[42]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Bartolo  Spain World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Taurus ( Royal Navy).[4]
DB-10  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1 class landing boat was lost on this date.[43]
Engøy  Norway World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank at Sunnfjodleia, Norway.[44]
Fort Battle River  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 10: The Fort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (36°33′N 10°22′W / 36.550°N 10.367°W / 36.550; -10.367) by U-410 ( Kriegsmarine). All 65 people aboard were rescued by Empire Flamingo ( United Kingdom) and HMCS Shediac ( Royal Canadian Navy).[45][46]
Kiriha Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Triton ( United States Navy).[47]
M 4041 Dr. August Held  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde, France.[4]
HMS ML 251  Royal Navy The Fairmile B class Motor Launch was sunk in a collision in the Atlantic Ocean.[48]
S 119  Kriegsmarine World War II: The S 38 Type Schnellboot was in a collision with S 114 ( Kriegsmarine) off the Sunk Lightship ( United Kingdom) during an attack on a Royal Navy destroyer. Her crew were rescued by S 114. She was scuttled by HMS MGB 20. ( Royal Navy).[4]
Thorstrand  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (41°23′N 42°59′W / 41.383°N 42.983°W / 41.383; -42.983) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of the 47 people aboard.[49]

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Arubatan  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine).[4]
Balzac  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea.[4]
Ciclone  Regia Marina World War II: The Ciclone-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.[4]
Egyptian  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (56°25′N 37°38′W / 56.417°N 37.633°W / 56.417; -37.633) by U-230 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 46 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Rosthern ( Royal Canadian Navy).[25][50]
Empire Impala  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy due to being ordered to rescue survivors from Egyptian ( United Kingdom). She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 57°N 36°W / 57°N 36°W / 57; -36) by U-591 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 46 crew.[25][51]
Empire Light  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 168: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-638 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 45 of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Beverley ( Royal Navy). Empire Light was torpedoed and sunk on 12 March (53°57′N 46°14′W / 53.950°N 46.233°W / 53.950; -46.233) by U-468 ( Kriegsmarine).[25][52]
Henri Estier  France World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.[4]
Ines Corraldo  Regia Marina World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea.[4]
Jamaica  Norway World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 52°N 27°W / 52°N 27°W / 52; -27) by U-221 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 38 crew. Some of the survivors were rescued by HMS Borage ( Royal Navy) whilst others reached land in their lifeboats.[53]
R 40  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[4]
Sabor  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean south east of Mossel Bay, South Africa (34°30′S 23°10′E / 34.500°S 23.167°E / -34.500; 23.167) by U-506 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by R-7 ( South African Navy).[54]
Tamesis  Norway The cargo ship was in collision with Alcoa Guard ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north east of Bermuda and sank. All 66 people aboard were rescued by Richard H. Alvey ( United States).[55]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Empire Lakeland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The refrigerated cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Rockall, Inverness-shire (approximately 58°N 15°W / 58°N 15°W / 58; -15) by U-190 with the loss of all 62 crew.[25][56]
F 245A  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MFP-A landing craft was wrecked on this date.[57]
F 247A  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MFP-A landing craft was wrecked on this date.[57]
Fort Lamy  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (58°30′N 31°00′W / 58.500°N 31.000°W / 58.500; -31.000) by U-527 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 46 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Vervain ( Royal Navy).[58]
Guido  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship romped ahead of the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) south east of Cape Farewell (58°08′N 32°20′W / 58.133°N 32.333°W / 58.133; -32.333) by U-633 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Spencer ( United States Coast Guard).[59]
Hisashima Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Permit ( United States Navy).[60]
James B. Stephens  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Durban, South Africa (28°35′S 33°18′E / 28.583°S 33.300°E / -28.583; 33.300) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 63 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Nigeria, HMT Norwich City (both  Royal Navy) and a South African Air Force rescue boat.[61][62]
J. L. M. Curry  United States The Liberty ship broke in two and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Iceland (66°53′N 14°17′W / 66.883°N 14.283°W / 66.883; -14.283).[61]
HMS LCT-2480  Royal Navy World War II: The Landing Craft, Tank was being carried as deck cargo aboard Fort Lamy ( United Kingdom) and was lost when that ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-527 ( Kriegsmarine).[58]
Leadgate  United Kingdom World War II: convoy SC 121: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) west of Rockall, Inverness-shire (57°39′N 27°36′W / 57.650°N 27.600°W / 57.650; -27.600) by U-642 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 30 crew.[63]
S 119  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 Schnellboot sank from battle damage, or in a collision, in the English Channel.[64][65]
's Jacob  Netherlands World War II: Operation Lilliput: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Porlock Bay, Papua New Guinea with the loss of five of her 163 crew.[66]
U-156  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Barbados (12°38′N 54°39′W / 12.633°N 54.650°W / 12.633; -54.650) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 53 crew.
Vojvoda Putnik  Yugoslavia World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy due to problems with her steering gear. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°42′N 31°25′W / 58.700°N 31.417°W / 58.700; -31.417) by U-591 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 44 crew.[67]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Bonneville  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°48′N 22°00′W / 58.800°N 22.000°W / 58.800; -22.000) by U-229 and/or U-405 (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 37 people including her Master, the Convoy Commodore and his staff, and crewmen. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Bibb ( United States Coast Guard) and Melrose Abbey ( United Kingdom).[68][69]
Braunfels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Mormugão, Portuguese India.[4]
Drachenfels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Mormugão, Portuguese India. Scrapped at Goa, Portuguese India, in 1948.[70]
Ehrenfels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk with explosives by British raiders at Mormugão, Portuguese India.[71]
Empire Standard  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria. She was placed under repair at Algiers but torpedoed and damaged on 26 March by Luftwaffe aircraft. Her back was broken and she was declared a constructive total loss. Empire Standard was towed out to sea and scuttled.[25]
F 371A  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MFP-A landing craft was sunk on this date.[57]
James K. Polk  United States World War II: Convoy BT 6: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea 175 nautical miles (324 km) off Cayenne French Guiana (7°40′N 52°07′W / 7.667°N 52.117°W / 7.667; -52.117) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 65 crew. All but eight crew were taken off by USS PC-592 ( United States Navy). James K. Polk was towed to Trinidad by a British tug. She was towed to Mobile, Alabama, United States in March 1945 and declared a constructive total loss.[61][72]
James Smith  United States World War II: Convoy BT 6: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 175 nautical miles (324 km) north of Cayenne (7°40′N 52°07′W / 7.667°N 52.117°W / 7.667; -52.117) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 58 crew. Survivors abandoned ship, although some of them reboarded her the next day. The other survivors were rescued by USS PC-592 ( United States Navy). Those aboard James Smith were ordered to abandon her on 12 March, but she did not sink and was again reboarded. She was towed to Trinidad by HMS Zwarte Zee ( Royal Navy). Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[73]
Kelvinbank  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy BT 6: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north of Paramaribo, Surinam (7°24′N 52°11′W / 7.400°N 52.183°W / 7.400; -52.183) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 60 crew. Survivors were rescued by George G. Meade ( United States).[74]
HMS LCT-2341  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy SC 121: The Landing Craft, Tank was being transported as deck cargo aboard Bonneville ( Norway) and was lost when that ship was torpedoed and sunk by a Kriegsmarine U-boat.[75]
Malantic  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°37′N 22°32′W / 58.617°N 22.533°W / 58.617; -22.533) by U-409 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 27 of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by Melrose Abbey ( United Kingdom).[76]
Milos  Sweden World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 58°N 24°W / 58°N 24°W / 58; -24) by U-530 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 30 crew.[77]
HMMTB 622  Royal Navy World War II: The Motor Torpedo Boat was lost in an attack on German minesweepers off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands.[4]
Puerto Rican  United States World War II: Convoy RA 53: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea north east of Iceland (66°44′N 10°41′W / 66.733°N 10.683°W / 66.733; -10.683) by U-586 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 64 of her 65 crew. The survivor was rescued by HMT St. Elstan ( Royal Navy).[78]
Rosewood  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland (58°37′N 22°32′W / 58.617°N 22.533°W / 58.617; -22.533) by U-409 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 42 crew. The burning wreck broke in two. Both sections were scuttled on 11 March at 58°30′N 20°31′W / 58.500°N 20.517°W / 58.500; -20.517 by USCGC Bibb ( United States Coast Guard).[79]
Tabor  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (38°30′S 23°10′E / 38.500°S 23.167°E / -38.500; 23.167) by U-506 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 46 crew.[80]
Thomas Ruffin  United States World War II: Convoy BT 6: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 175 nautical miles (324 km) north of Cayenne (7°40′N 52°07′W / 7.667°N 52.117°W / 7.667; -52.117) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 58 crew. Survivors abandoned ship and were rescued by USS Courage and USS PC-592 (both  United States Navy). Thomas Ruffin towed to Port of Spain, Trinidad by HMS Milford ( Royal Navy). She was later towed to Mobile where she was declared a constructive total loss.[39][81]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Andrea F. Luckenbach  United States World War II: Convoy HX 228: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°20′N 29°29′W / 51.333°N 29.483°W / 51.333; -29.483) by U-221 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of the 84 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by RFA Orangeleaf ( Royal Fleet Auxiliary).[82]
Coulmore  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (58°48′N 22°00′W / 58.800°N 22.000°W / 58.800; -22.000) by U-229 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 43 crew. Survivors abandoned ship and were rescued by USCGC Bibb ( United States Coast Guard) and HMCS Dauphin ( Royal Canadian Navy). USCGC Bibb took Coulmore in tow, reaching the Clyde on 23 March. She was subsequently repaired and returned to service in July 1943.[83]
Derna  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Taurus ( Royal Navy).[4]
James Sprunt  United States World War II: Convoy KG 123: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (19°49′N 74°38′W / 19.817°N 74.633°W / 19.817; -74.633) by U-185 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 69 crew.[84]
Keijo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The fleet oiler was bombed and damaged by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force and was beached. She was later torpedoed by USS Tautog ( United States Navy to prevent salvage by the Japanese.[4]
HMMGB 622  Royal Navy World War II: The Motor Gun Boat was shelled and sunk off Terschelling, Netherlands by German warships.[85]
Nailsea Court  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Reykjavík, Iceland (58°45′N 21°57′W / 58.750°N 21.950°W / 58.750; -21.950) by U-229 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 45 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Dauphin ( Royal Canadian Navy) and Melrose Abbey ( United Kingdom).[86]
Richard D. Spaight  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Mozambique Channel 350 nautical miles (650 km) north east of Durban, South Africa (28°00′S 37°00′E / 28.000°S 37.000°E / -28.000; 37.000) by U-182 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 67 crew.[87][88]
Rosario  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Trooper ( Royal Navy).[4]
Tucurina  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 228: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (51°00′N 30°10′W / 51.000°N 30.167°W / 51.000; -30.167) by U-211 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 81 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Roselys ( Free French Naval Forces).[89]
U-633  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°15′N 19°55′W / 58.250°N 19.917°W / 58.250; -19.917) by Scorton ( United Kingdom) with the loss of all 43 crew.[90]
Virginia Sinclair  United States World War II: Convoy KG 123: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Cape Maysi, Cuba (20°11′N 74°04′W / 20.183°N 74.067°W / 20.183; -74.067) by U-185 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of seven of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS SC-742 ( United States Navy).[91]
YC-1278  United States Navy World War II: The unpowered covered lighter was lost off the US Atlantic coast.[92]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Aelybryn  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, South Africa (29°08′S 34°05′E / 29.133°S 34.083°E / -29.133; 34.083) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lourenço Marques ( Portugal).[93]
Baron Kinnaird  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 169: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Belle Isle, Newfoundland (approximately 53°N 40°W / 53°N 40°W / 53; -40) by U-622 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 42 crew.[94]
Brant County  Norway World War II: Convoy HX 228: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°05′N 27°35′W / 52.083°N 27.583°W / 52.083; -27.583) by U-86 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of the 58 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Stuart Prince ( United Kingdom).[95]
Empire Lakeland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 121: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-190 ( Kriegsmarine).[25]
HMS Harvester  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy HX 228: The H-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-444 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 145 crew and 39 survivors of William C Gorgas ( United States).
Karin  Kriegsmarine World War II: The blockade runner was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Eberle and USS Savannah. A boarding party from USS Eberle was placed on the ship, which was sunk by explosives killing 11 crew from USS Eberle. The remaining three members of the boarding party and 72 crew were rescued by USS Savannah.[96]
HMS LCT-2398  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy HX 228: The Landing Craft, Tank was lost as deck cargo aboard William C. Gorgas ( United States) when that ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-767 ( Kriegsmarine).[97]
M 4620 Harvestehude  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk by a Norwegian motor torpedo boat off Askvoll, Norway.[98]
Olancho  Honduras World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Cape San Antonio, Cuba (22°08′N 85°14′W / 22.133°N 85.233°W / 22.133; -85.233) by U-183 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Absecon and Choluteca ( Honduras).[99]
U-432  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged, rammed and sunk by in the Atlantic Ocean (51°35′N 28°20′W / 51.583°N 28.333°W / 51.583; -28.333) Aconit ( Free French Naval Forces) with the loss of 26 of her 46 crew.[100]
U-444  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged, rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°14′N 29°18′W / 51.233°N 29.300°W / 51.233; -29.300) by Aconit ( Free French Naval Forces) and HMS Harvester ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 41 of her 45 crew.[101]
William C Gorgas  United States World War II: Convoy HX 228: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°35′N 28°30′W / 51.583°N 28.500°W / 51.583; -28.500) by U-767 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Harvester ( Royal Navy), but only 12 of the survived the sinking of that ship.[102]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Dalila  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Gravelines, Pas-de-Calais, France by HMMTB 24, HMMTB 35 and HMMTB 38 (all  Royal Navy).[4]
Esterel  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Milazzo, Sicily, Italy by HMS Thunderbolt ( Royal Navy).[4]
Killisi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by aircraft based on Malta.[4]
HMS Lightning  Royal Navy World War II: The L-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algeria by S-55 and S-158 (both ( Kriegsmarine)).
R 74  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R 41 minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[4][103]
Taihosan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Plunger ( United States Navy).[104]
HMS Turbulent  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off La Maddelena, Sardinia, Italy with the loss of all 61 crew.
U-130  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IX submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (37°10′N 20°21′W / 37.167°N 20.350°W / 37.167; -20.350) by USS Champlin ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 53 crew.[105][106]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Ceres  Netherlands World War II: Convoy GAT 49: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (14°50′N 71°46′W / 14.833°N 71.767°W / 14.833; -71.767) by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by one of the escort vessels.[107]
Cities Service Missouri  United States World War II: Convoy GAT 49: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (14°50′N 71°46′W / 14.833°N 71.767°W / 14.833; -71.767) by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Biddle ( United States Navy).[108]
Clan Alpine  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 44: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (42°45′N 13°31′W / 42.750°N 13.517°W / 42.750; -13.517) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 94 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Scarborough ( Royal Navy), which scuttled Clan Alpine.[109]
Empress of Canada  United Kingdom The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south of Cape Palmas, Liberia by Leonardo da Vinci ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 392 lives.
Hermod  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[4]
Kasuga Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in Port Blair Harbor, Andaman Islands, in the Indian Ocean (11°40′N 92°50′E / 11.667°N 92.833°E / 11.667; 92.833) by HNLMS O 21 ( Royal Netherlands Navy). Twenty-one crewmen killed.[110]
Keystone  United States World War II: Convoy UGS 6: The Design 1013 cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) west of the Azores, Portugal (37°59′N 37°40′W / 37.983°N 37.667°W / 37.983; -37.667) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one Gunner and one crewman. Survivors were rescued by Sines ( Portugal).[111]
Kosei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Sunfish ( United States Navy).[112]
Liège  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Terschelling,ref name=seekrieg194303/> or was torpedoed and sunk by Royal Navy vessels.[113]
Marcella  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 44: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) west of Cape Finisterre (42°45′N 13°31′W / 42.750°N 13.517°W / 42.750; -13.517 by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 44 crew.[114]
No. 92  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[115]
Ocean Freedom  United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean ship was bombed and sunk at Murmansk by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated on 1 June and beached, but was subsequently scrapped.[116]
Oporto  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 44: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) west of Cape Finisterre (42°45′N 13°31′W / 42.750°N 13.517°W / 42.750; -13.517 by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 43 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Spiraea ( Royal Navy).[117]
Sembilangan  Netherlands World War II: Convoy OS 44: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) west of Cape Finisterre (42°45′N 13°31′W / 42.750°N 13.517°W / 42.750; -13.517 by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 86 of her 87 crew. The survivor was rescued by HMS Spiraea ( Royal Navy)[118]
U-163  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Finisterre (45°05′N 15°00′W / 45.083°N 15.000°W / 45.083; -15.000) by HMCS Prescott ( Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 57 crew.[119]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Caraïbe  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Marettimo, Italy (38°02′N 11°54′E / 38.033°N 11.900°E / 38.033; 11.900) by aircraft based on Malta.[4][120]
Città di Bergamo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Unbending ( Royal Navy).[4]
F 136A  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MFP-A landing craft was sunk on this date.[57]
Glenalough  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[4]
M-10  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was sunk off Dunkirk by HMMTB 353 ( Royal Navy).[121]
MTB 631  Royal Norwegian Navy World War II: Convoy FS 1753: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was wrecked at Florø, Norway. Later salvaged by the Germans and entered service as S 631.[4][122]
HMT Moravia  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[123]
Optima  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was either bombed and sunk by aircraft, or torpedoed and sunk by MTB 619 and MTB 631 (both  Royal Norwegian Navy) off Florø, Norway.[4][124]
Peli  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Palermo by HMS Sibyl ( Royal Navy).[4]
HMS Thunderbolt  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily, Italy by Cicogna ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 62 crew.

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Castor  Germany World War II: The icebreaker struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Warnemünde.[4]
F 475A  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MFP-A landing craft was sunk on this date.[57]
Hontesroom  Netherlands The cargo ship foundered off the coast of Iceland.[125]
HMS LCV 584  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft, Vehicle was sunk off Inellan, Scotland.[126][127]
Momoha Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (00°02′S 145°05′E / 0.033°S 145.083°E / -0.033; 145.083) by USS Trigger ( United States Navy). Survivors rescued by CH-23 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[128]
Ocean Seaman  United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (36°55′N 1°59′E / 36.917°N 1.983°E / 36.917; 1.983) by U-380 ( Kriegsmarine). She was beached at Algiers, Algeria but was declared a total loss.[116]
Snurp II  Norway The fishing vessel sank in Skorafjorden, Norway, due to overloading.[129]
USS Triton  United States Navy World War II: The Tambor-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kairiru Island, New Guinea 3°20′10″S 143°33′0″E / 3.33611°S 143.55000°E / -3.33611; 143.55000 by CH-24, Akikaze and Satsuki (all  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of all 60 crew.[4]
Wyoming  France World War II: Convoy UGS 6: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (40°18′N 28°56′W / 40.300°N 28.933°W / 40.300; -28.933) by U-524 ( Kriegsmarine). All 127 people aboard were rescued by USS Champlin ( United States Navy).[130]

16 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Agnete  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands by HMMTB 88 and HMMTB 93 (both  Royal Navy).[4]
Benjamin Harrison  United States World War II: Convoy UGS 6: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (39°02′N 24°15′W / 39.033°N 24.250°W / 39.033; -24.250) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 72 crew. Survivors were rescued by Alan-a-Dale ( Panama and USS Rowan ( United States Navy), which scuttled the ship.[131]
HMT Campobello  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy SC 122: The Isles-class trawler developed severe leaks and was scuttled by HMS Godetia ( Royal Navy).[132]
Elin K  Norway World War II: Convoy HX 229: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°38′N 34°46′W / 50.633°N 34.767°W / 50.633; -34.767) by U-603 ( Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew were rescued by HMS Pennywort ( Royal Navy).[133]
F 153A  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MFP-A landing craft was sunk on this date.[57]
Hadleigh  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ET 14: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Oran, Algeria (36°10′N 0°30′W / 36.167°N 0.500°W / 36.167; -0.500) by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 52 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Tynedale ( Royal Navy). Hadleigh was taken in tow by the tug HMS Restive ( Royal Navy) and beached at Mers El Kébir, Algeria. She later broke in two and was declared a total loss.[134]
HMS Horsa  Royal Navy The Assurance-class tug ran aground near Osfles Rock, Iceland and was wrecked.[135]
Johannisberger  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by M-122 ( Soviet Navy) and beached off Kirkenes, Norway.[136]
Maria Toft  Denmark The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling by HMMTB 88 and HMMTB 93 (both  Royal Navy).[4]
Giacomo Medici  Regia Marina World War II: The Giuseppe La Masa class torpedo boat was sunk in an air raid on Catania by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[4]
Merchant Prince  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ET 14: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Oran (36°10′N 0°30′W / 36.167°N 0.500°W / 36.167; -0.500) with the loss of one of her 51 crew. She was abandoned, but reboarded the next day and beached at Oran. Later repaired and returned to service.[137]
SF 153 Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia.[5][138]
SF 154 Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia.[5][138]
UJ 2209 Minerva  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk by Allied aircraft.[139]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Alderamin  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (52°14′N 32°15′W / 52.233°N 32.250°W / 52.233; -32.250) by U-338 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 64 crew. She later sank at 51°30′N 34°55′W / 51.500°N 34.917°W / 51.500; -34.917.[140]
Coracero  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 229: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°04′N 33°20′W / 51.067°N 33.333°W / 51.067; -33.333) by U-384 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of the 58 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Mansfield ( Royal Navy).[141]
Devoli  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Splendid ( Royal Navy), six nautical miles from Cape San Vito, Italy.[142]
Forli  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Trooper ( Royal Navy).[4]
Fort Cedar Lake  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 122: The Fort ship, on her maiden voyage, straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (52°14′N 32°15′W / 52.233°N 32.250°W / 52.233; -32.250) by U-338 ( Kriegsmarine). She was later torpedoed and sunk by U-665 ( Kriegsmarine). All 50 crew were rescued by Zamalek ( United Kingdom).[45][143]
Granville  Panama World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°50′N 30°35′W / 52.833°N 30.583°W / 52.833; -30.583) by U-338 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Lavender ( Royal Navy).[144]
Harry Luckenbach  United States World War II: Convoy HX 229: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°38′N 34°46′W / 50.633°N 34.767°W / 50.633; -34.767) by U-91 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 80 crew.[145]
Irénée Du Pont  United States World War II: Convoy HX 229: The Type C2 cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°38′N 34°46′W / 50.633°N 34.767°W / 50.633; -34.767) by U-91 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of the 84 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Mansfield ( Royal Navy) and Teoka ( United Kingdom).[146]
James Oglethorpe  United States World War II: Convoy HX 229: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (50°38′N 34°46′W / 50.633°N 34.767°W / 50.633; -34.767) by U-758 ( Kriegsmarine). Some of those aboard abandoned ship and were either drowned or rescued by HMS Pennywort ( Royal Navy). An attempt was made to sail James Oglethorpe to St. John's, Newfoundland but she either foundered or was sunk by a coup de grâce from U-91 ( Kriegsmarine. 44 of the 74 people aboard were lost.[61][147]
King Gruffydd  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (51°55′N 32°41′W / 51.917°N 32.683°W / 51.917; -32.683) by U-338 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by Zamalek ( United Kingdom).[148]
Kingsbury  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°55′N 32°41′W / 51.917°N 32.683°W / 51.917; -32.683) by U-338 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by Zamalek ( United Kingdom).[149]
Molly Pitcher  United States World War II: Convoy UGS 6: The Liberty ship, on her maiden voyage, straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) west of Lisbon, Portugal (38°23′N 19°54′W / 38.383°N 19.900°W / 38.383; -19.900) by U-167 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 70 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Champlin, USS Rowan (both  United States Navy) and William Johnson ( USA). Molly Pitcher was later sunk by U-521 ( Kriegsmarine.[150][151]
No. 088  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4 Type minesweeper was sunk on this date.[152]
Nariva  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 229: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (50°34′N 35°02′W / 50.567°N 35.033°W / 50.567; -35.033) by U-600 and U-91 (both  Kriegsmarine). All 94 crew were rescued by HMS Anemone and HMS Mansfield (both  Royal Navy) before the former scuttled Nariva.[153]
Port Auckland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°25′N 30°15′W / 52.417°N 30.250°W / 52.417; -30.250) by U-305 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of the 118 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Godetia ( Royal Navy).[154]
USS PT-67  United States Navy The Elco 77' PT Boat was destroyed by fire in a refuelling accident at Tufi, New Guinea (09°02′S 149°20′E / 9.033°S 149.333°E / -9.033; 149.333).[155]
USS PT-119  United States Navy The Elco 80' PT Boat was destroyed by fire in a refuelling accident at Tufi (09°02′S 149°20′E / 9.033°S 149.333°E / -9.033; 149.333).[156]
Southern Princess  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 229: The whaling factory ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°36′N 34°30′W / 50.600°N 34.500°W / 50.600; -34.500) by U-600 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 199 crew. Survivors were rescued by Tekoa ( United Kingdom).[157][158][159]
Terkoelei  Netherlands World War II: Convoy HX 229: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°45′N 31°15′W / 51.750°N 31.250°W / 51.750; -31.250) by U-631 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 97 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Mansfield ( Royal Navy).[160]
William Eustis  United States World War II: Convoy HX 229: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (50°10′N 35°02′W / 50.167°N 35.033°W / 50.167; -35.033) by U-435 ( Kriegsmarine). All 72 crew were rescued by HMS Volunteer ( Royal Navy), which scuttled the ship.[161]
Zaanland  Netherlands World War II: Convoy HX 229: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°38′N 34°46′W / 50.633°N 34.767°W / 50.633; -34.767) by U-758 ( Kriegsmarine). All 53 crew were rescued by the convoy's escorts.[162]
Zouave  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°25′N 30°15′W / 52.417°N 30.250°W / 52.417; -30.250) by U-305 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Godetia ( Royal Navy).[163]

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Canadian Star  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 229: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (53°24′N 28°34′W / 53.400°N 28.567°W / 53.400; -28.567) by U-221 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 34 of the 84 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Anemone and HMS Pennywort (both  Royal Navy).[164]
Clarissa Radcliffe  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 700 nautical miles (1,300 km) west of Cape Farewell (52°21′N 27°15′W / 52.350°N 27.250°W / 52.350; -27.250) by U-663 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 55 crew.[165]
Dafila  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Derna, Libya (32°59′N 22°21′E / 32.983°N 22.350°E / 32.983; 22.350) by U-593 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMSAS Southern Maid ( South African Navy).[166]
Kaying  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Derna (32°59′N 22°21′E / 32.983°N 22.350°E / 32.983; 22.350 by U-593 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 81 crew.[167]
Walter Q. Gresham  United States World War II: Convoy HX 229: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (53°35′N 28°05′W / 53.583°N 28.083°W / 53.583; -28.083) by U-221 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of the 70 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Anemone and HMS Pennywort (both  Royal Navy).[168][169]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Alpino  Regia Marina World War II: The Soldati-class destroyer was sunk at La Spezia during an air raid by the Royal Air Force. She was later raised and taken to Genoa for repairs.[4]
Carras  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 122: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (54°05′N 24°19′W / 54.083°N 24.317°W / 54.083; -24.317) by U-666 ( Kriegsmarine). All 34 crew were rescued by Zamalek ( United Kingdom). Carras was later scuttled by U-333 ( Kriegsmarine).[170][171]
HMS Derwent  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was struck by Motobomba torpedo dropped by an Italian aircraft in the harbor at Tripoli, Libya, and was beached to prevent her from sinking. She underwent temporary repairs and was towed to the United Kingdom, but her repairs never were completed, and she was scrapped in 1947.
Lulworth Hill  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine Leonardo da Vinci ( Regia Marina) in the South Atlantic Ocean at 10°10′S 01°00′E / 10.167°S 1.000°E / -10.167; 1.000 (Lulworth Hill). Of 14 crew members who survived the sinking initially, one was rescued by Leonardo da Vinci and the rest were left adrift on a life raft, with only two surviving to be rescued 50 days later by the destroyer HMS Rapid on 9 May 1943.
Mathew Luckenbach  United States World War II: Convoy HX 229: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-527 ( Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her 68 crew. They were rescued by USCGC Ingham ( United States Coast Guard). Mathew Luckenbach was later torpedoed and sunk at 54°23′N 23°34′W / 54.383°N 23.567°W / 54.383; -23.567 by U-523 ( Kriegsmarine).[172]
No. 35  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[115]
Ocean Voyager  United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean ship was sunk at Tripoli, Libya Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 30, Kampfgeschwader 54 and Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe.[173] This was the Luftwaffe's first mass attack utilizing Italian design Motobomba circling torpedoes.[4][174]
R-40  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-25 minesweeper was sunk in the Aegean Sea by a British submarine.[175]
Svend Foyn  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 229A: The tanker was sunk by ice off the coast of Greenland.[4][176]
Takachiho Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Takachiho Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Strait off North Keelung, Formosa (25°50′N 122°30′E / 25.833°N 122.500°E / 25.833; 122.500) by USS Kingfish ( United States Navy) with the loss of 844 lives.[4][177]
U-5  Kriegsmarine The Type IIB submarine sank in the Baltic Sea near Pillau East Prussia in a diving accident with the loss of sixteen of her 37 crew.
U-384  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°18′N 26°15′W / 54.300°N 26.250°W / 54.300; -26.250) by a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 47 crew.[178]
Varvara  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged at Tripoli by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 30, Kampfgeschwader 54 and Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe. She was consequently declared a total loss.[4]
Zogen Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy) with the loss of all hands.[179]

20 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Bourghieh  Egypt World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Haifa, Palestine (32°32′N 34°30′E / 32.533°N 34.500°E / 32.533; 34.500) by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine). All eight crew survived.[180]
Fort Mumford  United Kingdom World War II: The Fort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) north west of Ceylon (10°00′N 71°00′E / 10.000°N 71.000°E / 10.000; 71.000) by I-27 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). The crew survived the sinking, but all but one gunner are machine gunned and killed in their lifeboats. The gunner is rescued by an Arab dhow.[4][181][182]
Mariso  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) off Bahia, Brazil (13°20′S 37°25′W / 13.333°S 37.417°W / -13.333; -37.417) by U-518 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 111 crew. Two survivors were taken aboard U-518 as prisoners of war.[183]
Mawahab Allah  Syria World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Haifa (34°30′N 34°32′E / 34.500°N 34.533°E / 34.500; 34.533) by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine).[184]
Nortun  Panama World War II: Convoy CN 13: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (27°35′S 14°22′E / 27.583°S 14.367°E / -27.583; 14.367) by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 47 crew.[185]
YP-438  United States Navy The Yard Patrol Craft struck a submerged breakwater and sank at the entrance to Port Everglades, Florida.[186]
Shinsei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was shelled and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Sawfish ( United States Navy).[4]

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1943
Ship Country Description
City of Christchurch  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 11: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal by a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. She sank the next day[187]
Giorgio  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Splendid ( Royal Navy).[4]
Hozen Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy). There were about 30 survivors.[179]
I-O-21 Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Marsala and Tunis.[5][188]
K-3  Soviet Navy World War II: The K class submarine was depth charged and sunk by UJ-1102, UJ-1106, and UJ-1111 (all  Kriegsmarine) off Båtsfjord, Norway (71°12′N 27°41′E / 71.200°N 27.683°E / 71.200; 27.683).[189]
Nittsu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy) with the loss of all but four crew.[179]
U-163  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (44°13′N 08°23′E / 44.217°N 8.383°E / 44.217; 8.383) by USS Herring ( United States Navy).[190]

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Eurosee  Germany World War II: The tanker was sunk at Wilhelmshaven in an American air raid.[4]
Kenyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Tanapag Harbor by USS Whale ( United States Navy).[191]
HMML 1157  Royal Navy World War II: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was lost as cargo when City of Christchurch ( United Kingdom), bombed by a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw 200 the day before, sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal.[192]
HMML 1212  Royal Navy World War II: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was lost as cargo when City of Christchurch ( United Kingdom), bombed by a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw 200 the day before, sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal.[193]
Manzoni  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea.[4]
Meigen Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Gudgeon ( United States Navy).[194]
Monti  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea.[4]
U-524  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in theAtlantic Ocean by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew.[195]
U-665  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (48°04′N 10°26′W / 48.067°N 10.433°W / 48.067; -10.433) by an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley aircraft of 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 46 crew.[196]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Delfino  Regia Marina The submarine was scuttled after a collision off Augusta, Italy.
Katyosan Maru  Japan World War II: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Laotiehshan Channel by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy).[179]
Kenyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Transport was torpedoed and sunk 122 miles north north west of Saipan (17°16′N 144°56′E / 17.267°N 144.933°E / 17.267; 144.933) by USS Whale ( United States Navy). 130 passengers, 30 "comfort women", and four crewmen were killed.[197]
Tosca  Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Sahib ( Royal Navy).[4]
Windsor Castle  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMF 11: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) west north west of Algiers by a Heinkel He 111 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe with the loss of one crewman. Survivors were rescued by HMS Whaddon, HMS Eggesford, and HMS Douglas (all ( Royal Navy)).[4][198]
YC-869  United States Navy The unpowered Open lighter ran aground and sank off Imperial Beach, California.[199]
Zeila  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Splendid ( Royal Navy).[4]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Ascari  Regia Marina World War II: The Soldati-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.[4]
Bungsberg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine laid by a Soviet airplane and sank in Tallinn Bay off Estonia.
Città di Savona  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Ferryville, Tunisia by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[4]
Lanzerotto Malocello  Regia Marina World War II: The Navigatori-class destroyer struck a mine and sank north of Cape Bon, Tunisia.[200]
R 10  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at Ferryville by the explosion of Umbrino ( Regia Marina).[4]
Takaosan Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Laotiehshan Channel by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy).[179]
Umbrino  Regia Marina World War II: The submarine was bombed, exploded and sunk at Ferryville by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[4]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Industria  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Aracaju, Brazil (11°40′S 35°55′W / 11.667°S 35.917°W / -11.667; -35.917) by U-518 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 26 crew. Three survivors were taken aboard U-518 as prisoners of war. The rest of them were rescued by St. Cergue (  Switzerland).[201]
PiLB 256  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiBL 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[202]
Rinoceros  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Hippopotame class Naval Tug was bombed and sunk at Sousse by Allied aircraft.[203]
Satsuki Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Laotiehshan Channel by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy).[179]
U-469  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland (62°12′N 16°40′W / 62.200°N 16.667°W / 62.200; -16.667 by a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft on 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 47 crew.[204]
VAS 216  Regia Marina World War II: The VAS 201- class submarine chaser was sunk at Sfax, Tunisia by Allied aircraft.[205]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Chervony Kazak  Soviet Union World War II: The schooner was sunk by German Schnellboots in the Black Sea near Novorossik.[206]
City of Perth  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKS 10: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Oran, Algeria (35°50′N 1°41′W / 35.833°N 1.683°W / 35.833; -1.683) by U-431 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 92 crew. She was taken in tow by HMT Man O'War ( Royal Navy) and beached south of Cape Figalo, where she was declared a total loss.[207]
Empire Standard  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged at Algiers, Algieria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe. Her back broken, she was declared a constructive total loss, towed out to sea and scuttled.[4][25][208]
Prins Willem III  Netherlands World War II: Convoy KMF 12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe.[4]
Sergent Gouarne  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Ceuta, Spain (35°55′N 2°59′W / 35.917°N 2.983°W / 35.917; -2.983) by U-755 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 56 of her 70 crew.[209]
T-511  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk by mines in Tsemes Bight.[210]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1943
Ship Country Description
USCGC CG-85006  United States Coast Guard World war II:The 85-foot patrol boat was sunk off Long Island, New York by an explosion probably caused by a gasoline leak. Only the commanding officer survived out of a crew of 10.[211]
City of Guildford  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy XT 2: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Derna, Libya (33°00′N 22°50′E / 33.000°N 22.833°E / 33.000; 22.833) by U-593 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 129 of the 142 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Exmoor ( Royal Navy).[212]
HMS Dasher  Royal Navy World War II:The Avenger-class escort carrier sank in the Firth of Clyde after an internal explosion with the loss of 379 of her 528 crew.
Empire Rowan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMF 12: The CAM ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Savoia-Marchetti S.79 aircraft of 105 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica with the loss of three lives.[4][213]
Sidamo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Sahib ( Royal Navy).[4]
Toko Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Gudgeon ( United States Navy).[194]
U-169  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland (60°54′N 15°25′W / 60.900°N 15.417°W / 60.900; -15.417) by a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 54 crew.[214]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Archangelos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea by HMS Parthian ( Royal Navy).[4]
Caterina Costa  Kingdom of Italy World War II: The cargo ship, loaded with explosives and gasoline, caught fire while moored at Naples, Italy, and was destroyed by a huge explosion that devastated the harbor, killing more than 600 people and injuring another 3,000.
Ceuta  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Rotterdam, South Holland, the Netherlands, by Royal Air Force aircraft.[4] She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.
FR 111  Regia Marina World War II: The submarine was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily by American aircraft.[4]
Lagosian  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy RS 3: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Canary Islands, Spain (25°41′N 15°43′W / 25.683°N 15.717°W / 25.683; -15.717) by U-167 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Denis ( United Kingdom).[215]
Lillois  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[4]
Masaya  United States Army World War II: The banana boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of New Guinea by Japanese aircraft.
Moanda  Belgium World War II: Convoy RS 3: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Río de Oro, Spanish Sahara (24°44′N 16°48′W / 24.733°N 16.800°W / 24.733; -16.800) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 out of her 56 crew.[216][217]
Rousdi  Egypt World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (31°36′N 34°23′E / 31.600°N 34.383°E / 31.600; 34.383) by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her ten crew.[218]
Silverbeech  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-159 ( Kriegsmarine) SE of the Canary Islands, Spain.[219]
Suwa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Wake Island by USS Finback and USS Tunny (both  United States Navy).[4]
U-77  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south of Cape Nao, Spain (37°42′N 0°10′E / 37.700°N 0.167°E / 37.700; 0.167 by Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 48 and 233 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. She sank the next day with the loss of 38 of her 47 crew.[220]
V 2018 Vogtland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine in the North Sea and was damaged. She was taken in tow by V 801 Max Gundelach ( Kriegsmarine) but struck another mine the next day and sank with the loss of four of her crew.[221]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Ajax  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by S-55 ( Soviet Navy) off Kongsfjord (70°49′N 29°30′E / 70.817°N 29.500°E / 70.817; 29.500).[4][222]
Angela Mitylene  Greece World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea by HMS Parthian ( Royal Navy).[4]
Celtic Star  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (4°16′N 17°44′W / 4.267°N 17.733°W / 4.267; -17.733).[223]
Esso Manhattan  United States The T2 tanker broke in two off New York. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[224]
Egle  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Sicily by HNLMS Dolfijn ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[4]
Empire Whale  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°44′N 16°38′W / 46.733°N 16.633°W / 46.733; -16.633) by U-662 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 47 of the 57 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Spey ( Royal Navy).[25][225]
Nagara  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 425 nautical miles (787 km) north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (46°50′N 16°40′W / 46.833°N 16.667°W / 46.833; -16.667) by U-404 ( Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow by HMS Dexterous ( Royal Navy) but foundered on 4 April at 47°52′N 14°03′W / 47.867°N 14.050°W / 47.867; -14.050). All 97 crew were rescued by HMS Wear ( Royal Navy).[226]
R-30  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-25 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft off Kerch, Soviet Union.[175]
S 29  Kriegsmarine World War II: The E-boat sank after a battle with HMMGB 321 and HMMGB 333 (both  Royal Navy).[4][227]
Tōhō Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Makassar Strait between Tarakan and Samarinda, Borneo (00°30′N 118°26′E / 0.500°N 118.433°E / 0.500; 118.433) by USS Gudgeon ( United States Navy).[228]
UJ 2201 Bois Rose  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Palermo (38°06′N 13°26′E / 38.100°N 13.433°E / 38.100; 13.433) by HMS Unrivalled ( Royal Navy). 5 crewmen killed.[229]
UJ 2204 Boréal  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Palermo (38°06′N 13°26′E / 38.100°N 13.433°E / 38.100; 13.433) by HMS Unrivalled ( Royal Navy). 3 crewmen killed.[230]
Umaria  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (46°44′N 16°38′W / 46.733°N 16.633°W / 46.733; -16.633) by U-662 ( Kriegsmarine). All 103 people aboard were rescued by HMS Wear ( Royal Navy), which scuttled the ship.[231]
William Pierce Frye  United States World War II: Convoy HX 230: The Liberty ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°56′N 24°15′W / 56.933°N 24.250°W / 56.933; -24.250) by U-610 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 57 of her 64 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Shikari ( Royal Navy).[232][233]
Yamaboto Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy).[179]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1943
Ship Country Description
Brattholm  Norway World War II: The fishing boat was scuttled by her own crew after being intercepted by a German warship during a Shetland bus mission to occupied Norway. Of the 12 people on board one was killed and two mortally wounded, while eight were captured and executed by the Germans. The final person on Brattholm, Jan Baalsrud, escaped to neutral Sweden.[234]
Empire Bowman  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 425 nautical miles (787 km) west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (47°26′N 15°53′W / 47.433°N 15.883°W / 47.433; -15.883) by U-404 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 50 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Wear ( Royal Navy.
Fort a la Corne  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ET 16: The Fort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°52′N 1°47′E / 36.867°N 1.783°E / 36.867; 1.783 by U-596 ( Kriegsmarine. All 54 crew were rescued by the convoy's escorts.[45][235]
Hallanger  Norway World War II: Convoy ET 16: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°55′N 1°39′E / 36.917°N 1.650°E / 36.917; 1.650) by U-596 ( Kriegsmarine). All 44 crew survived.[236]
Kurohime Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Bismarck Archipelago by USS Tuna ( United States Navy).[237]
Regensburg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Iceland by HMS Glasgow ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[238][239]
U-416  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VII submarine struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Bornholm, Denmark (54°55′N 14°45′E / 54.917°N 14.750°E / 54.917; 14.750) with the loss of a number of crew members. Raised on 8 April, repaired and returned to service as a training ship in October 1943.[240]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1943
Ship Country Description
HMT Caulonia  Royal Navy World War II:The naval trawler ran aground and foundered off Rye Bay Sussex, England.[241]
MAS 530 and MAS 532  Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 526-class MAS boats were sunk at Cagliari by British aircraft.[242]
MAS 560 and MAS 563  Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 552-class MAS boats were sunk at Cagliari by British aircraft.[243]
Nuoro  Kingdom of Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by aircraft based on Malta.[4]
Sovetskaya Neft  Soviet Union World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in Gagry Bay bu German submarine U-24 ( Kriegsmarine).[4]
Tilsit  Germany World War II:The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Southern Norway.[244]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1943
Ship Country Description
HMS LCP(L) 276  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft Personnel (Large) was lost on this date.[245][246]
HMS LCP(L) 277  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft Personnel (Large) was lost "in transit".[247][248]
HMS LCS(M) 23  Royal Navy World War II: The Landing Craft, Support (Mortar) was lost in the Mayu River, Burma sometime in March.[249][250]
HMS LCS(M) 69  Royal Navy World War II: The Landing Craft, Support (Mortar) was lost sometime in March.[251][252]
SF 189 Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry was bombed and sunk at Bizerta.[5][31]
SF 241  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was lost sometime in March.[6]
HMS Thunderbolt  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily, Italy either by Cicogna ( Regia Marina) on the 12th, or by Libra ( Regia Marina) on the 14th, with the loss of all 62 crew.[253]
HMS Turbulent  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Corsica, France with the loss of all 67 crew.[123]

Notes[edit]

^[Note 1] Task Force 68 comprised USS Cleveland, USS Conway, USS Cony, USS Denver, USS Montpelier and USS Waller.

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Ship events in 1943
Ship launches: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
Ship commissionings: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
Ship decommissionings: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
Shipwrecks: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948