List of shipwrecks in November 1942

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

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1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Agnes  Finland World War II: Continuation War: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of Rixhöft, Pomerania, Germany by Shch-406 ( Soviet Navy).[1][2]
Elmdale  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (0°17′N 34°55′W / 0.283°N 34.917°W / 0.283; -34.917) by U-174 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Therezina M ( Brazil).[3]
George Thatcher  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (1°50′S 8°00′E / 1.833°S 8.000°E / -1.833; 8.000) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of the 66 people on board. Survivors were rescued by two Free French corvettes. George Thatcher was on her maiden voyage, she burnt for two days and sank on 3 November.[4][5]
Mendoza  United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (29°20′S 32°13′E / 29.333°S 32.217°E / -29.333; 32.217) by U-178 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of the 408 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Cape Alva ( United States) and HMSAS Nigel ( South African Navy).[6][7]
Tripolino  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya by British aircraft.[8]
USS YP-345  United States Navy The Yard Patrol Boat was wrecked north of Charlotte Amalie (18°30′N 65°00′W / 18.500°N 65.000°W / 18.500; -65.000).[9]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Aegeus  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic off Cape Columbine, South Africa (32°30′S 16°00′E / 32.500°S 16.000°E / -32.500; 16.000) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 29 crew.[10]
Brioni  Regia Marina World War II: The Armed Merchant Cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, or at Tobruk, by British aircraft.[11][8]
Dalcroy  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of Belle Isle, Labrador, Canada (52°30′N 45°30′W / 52.500°N 45.500°W / 52.500; -45.500) by U-402 ( Kriegsmarine). All 49 crew were rescued by Stockport ( United Kingdom).[12]
Empire Antelope  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°26′N 45°22′W / 52.433°N 45.367°W / 52.433; -45.367) by U-402 ( Kriegsmarine). All 50 crew were rescued by Stockport ( United Kingdom).
Empire Gilbert  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (70°15′N 13°50′E / 70.250°N 13.833°E / 70.250; 13.833) by U-586 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 64 of her 67 crew. The survivors were rescued by U-586.[13]
Empire Leopard  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°26′N 45°22′W / 52.433°N 45.367°W / 52.433; -45.367) by U-402 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport ( United Kingdom).
Empire Sunrise  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-402. She was then torpedoed and sunk by U-84 (both  Kriegsmarine). All 51 crew were rescued by Stockport ( United Kingdom).[14][15]
Empire Zeal  United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (0°30′S 30°45′W / 0.500°S 30.750°W / -0.500; -30.750 by Leonardo da Vinci ( Regia Marina).[14]
Gifu Maru  Imperial Japanese Army
Gifu Maru (or Keiko Maru [8 Nov] ) seen through the periscope of USS Seawolf

World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf by USS Seawolf ( United States Navy).[16][17]

Hartington  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-438 and U-522 (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Winchelsea ( Royal Navy). Hartington was later torpedoed and sunk at 52°30′N 45°30′W / 52.500°N 45.500°W / 52.500; -45.500 by U-521 ( Kriegsmarine).[18]
Llandilo  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic south east of Saint Helena (27°03′S 2°59′W / 27.050°S 2.983°W / -27.050; -2.983) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by Olaf Bergh ( Norway).[19]
Maritima  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) north east of St. John's, Newfoundland (52°20′N 45°40′W / 52.333°N 45.667°W / 52.333; -45.667) by U-522 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Arvida ( Royal Canadian Navy).[20]
Mount Pelion  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) north east of St. John's (52°20′N 45°40′W / 52.333°N 45.667°W / 52.333; -45.667) by U-522 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 39 crew.[21]
Parthenon  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°30′N 42°15′W / 53.500°N 42.250°W / 53.500; -42.250) by U-522 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 29 crew.[22]
P.L.M. 27  Free France World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk off Bell Island, Newfoundland (47°36′N 52°58′W / 47.600°N 52.967°W / 47.600; -52.967) by U-522 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 49 crew.[23]
Rinos  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of Belle Isle (52°30′N 45°30′W / 52.500°N 45.500°W / 52.500; -45.500) by U-402 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 31 crew.[24]
Rose Castle  Canada World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk off Bell Island, Newfoundland (47°36′N 52°58′W / 47.600°N 52.967°W / 47.600; -52.967) by U-518 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Fairmile B motor launch ( Royal Canadian Navy).[25]
Yasukawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Yasukawa Maru-class anti-aircraft transport was bombed and damaged by 5th Air Force B-17s in Huon Bay, New Guinea. Later scuttled by escorts in Dampier Strait.[26]
Zaandam  Netherlands World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) north of Cape Sao Roque, Brazil (1°25′N 36°22′W / 1.417°N 36.367°W / 1.417; -36.367) by U-174 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 134 of the 299 people on board, including survivors of Examelia ( United States) 15 men, Coloradan ( United States) 6 men, Swiftsure ( United States) 15 crewmen, and Chickasaw City ( United States) 6 gunners and 12 crewmen. Survivors were rescued by Gulfstate ( United States) and USS PC-576 ( United States Navy) (PC-576 on 24 January 1943) or reached land in their lifeboats.[27]
Zara  Regia Marina World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by British aircraft.[8]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Baia  Royal Navy World War II: The tug was lost while under tow in the Indian Ocean between Mombasa and Mogadishu.[28]
Chikugo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Hainan Strait by USS Tambor ( United States Navy).[29]
Chr. J. Kampmann  Canada World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north west of Grenada (12°06′N 62°42′W / 12.100°N 62.700°W / 12.100; -62.700) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nineteen of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Lea ( United States Navy).[30]
Dagomba  United Kingdom World War II: The 3,845 grt Elder Dempster cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine), about 500 nautical miles (930 km) S.W. of Freetown. Of her complement of 56 crew, six gunners and one passenger, 23 were picked up by a French warship and interned, 21 including the captain were landed at Luanda by a Portuguese ship.[31]
East Indian  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 300 nautical miles (560 km) south of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (37°23′S 13°34′E / 37.383°S 13.567°E / -37.383; 13.567) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 6 passengers and 17 crew in the sinking. 18 crewmen, 11 Gunners and 3 passengers survive the sinking, but are never found. 2 passengers, 4 gunners and 13 crewmen were rescued by Durando ( United Kingdom) on 16 November.[32]
Empire Lynx  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°20′N 40°01′W / 55.333°N 40.017°W / 55.333; -40.017) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine). all 41 crew were rescued by Titus ( Netherlands).[14][33]
Gypsum Express  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea west of Grenada (12°27′N 64°04′W / 12.450°N 64.067°W / 12.450; -64.067) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew were rescued by Gobeo ( Spain).[34]
Hahira  United States World War II: Convoy SC 107: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south west of Cape Farewell, Greenland (54°15′N 41°57′W / 54.250°N 41.950°W / 54.250; -41.950) by U-521 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport ( United Kingdom).[35]
Jeypore  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°30′N 40°16′W / 55.500°N 40.267°W / 55.500; -40.267) by U-89 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 91 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Pessacus and USS Uncas (both  United States Navy).[36]
Leda  Panama World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea west of Grenada (12°16′N 64°06′W / 12.267°N 64.100°W / 12.267; -64.100) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow but later foundered north west of Trinidad (11°12′N 62°18′W / 11.200°N 62.300°W / 11.200; -62.300). All 48 crew survived.[37]
Porto Alegre  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Port Elizabeth, South Africa (35°27′S 28°02′E / 35.450°S 28.033°E / -35.450; 28.033) with the loss of one of the 52 people on board.[38]
Sagami Mari  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf by USS Seawolf ( United States Navy).[17]
Tekkai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Haddock ( United States Navy).[39]
RFA Thorshavet  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea west of Grenada (12°16′N 64°06′W / 12.267°N 64.100°W / 12.267; -64.100) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 45 crew. She sank on 7 November. Survivors were rescued by one of the destroyers escorting the convoy.[40][41]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Andreas  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (2°00′S 30°30′W / 2.000°S 30.500°W / -2.000; -30.500) by Leonardo da Vinci ( Regia Marina).[42]
Daleby  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°24′N 35°54′W / 57.400°N 35.900°W / 57.400; -35.900) by U-89 ( Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were rescued by Brúarfoss (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland).[43]
Hai Hing  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) off the Inhaca Lighthouse, Mozambique (25°55′S 33°10′E / 25.917°S 33.167°E / -25.917; 33.167) by U-178 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 67 crew. Survivors were rescued by Chaimite ( Portugal).[44]
Hatimura  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine). She then straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk at 55°28′N 39°52′W / 55.467°N 39.867°W / 55.467; -39.867 by U-442 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 90 crew. The explosion of the ship sunk U-132 with the loss of all hands. Survivors were rescued by USS Pessacus and USS Uncas (both  United States Navy).[45]
Hobbema  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°18′N 40°00′W / 55.300°N 40.000°W / 55.300; -40.000) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Pessacus and USS Uncas (both  United States Navy).
New Mexico  United Kingdom The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk by Leonardo da Vinci ( Regia Marina.[46]
Oued Grou  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Guinea (4°53′N 4°49′E / 4.883°N 4.817°E / 4.883; 4.817) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 34 crew.[47]
Ro-65  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type L4 submarine sank in Kiska Harbor, Alaska Territory, (51°58′N 171°33′E / 51.967°N 171.550°E / 51.967; 171.550) in a diving accident during an air raid when a hatch was left open. 19 crew killed, 45 crew and her commanding officer were able to escape.[48]
Trekieve  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel east of Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa (25°46′S 33°48′E / 25.767°S 33.800°E / -25.767; 33.800) by U-178 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 50 crew.[49]
U-132  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°28′N 39°52′W / 55.467°N 39.867°W / 55.467; -39.867) by the explosion of Hatimura ( United Kingdom), which had been torpedoed and sunk by U-442 ( Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were killed.
William Clark  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Greenland Sea (71°05′N 13°10′E / 71.083°N 13.167°E / 71.083; 13.167) by U-354 ( Kriegsmarine). 41 gunners and crew were rescued by HMT Cape Palliser and HMT St Elstan (both  Royal Navy) on 7 November. One lifeboat with 13 gunners and 18 crew were never seen again.[50][51]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Astrell  Norway World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°21′N 69°21′W / 12.350°N 69.350°W / 12.350; -69.350) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by HNLMS TM-23, HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (both  Royal Netherlands Navy) and USCGC CG-475 ( United States Coast Guard)[52][53]
Chulmleigh  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Greenland Sea by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Gruppe, KG 30, Luftwaffe. She was beached at Sørkapp, Spitzbergen but was torpedoed, shelled and sunk the next day by U-625 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 45 of her 58 crew.[54]
Dekabrist  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged by Ju-88s in the Greenland Sea near Hope Island (75°30′N 27°10′E / 75.500°N 27.167°E / 75.500; 27.167) east of Spitzbergen Island and abandoned. She was torpedoed and sunk early the next morning by Ju-88s. 77 crewmen died in the sinking or the ordeal afterwards. 2 crewman and the ship's female doctor rescued from Hope Island by U-703 ( Kriegsmarine) on 7 October 1943.[55]
La Cordillera  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 85 nautical miles (157 km) east of Barbados (12°02′N 58°04′W / 12.033°N 58.067°W / 12.033; -58.067) by U-163 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 41 crew.[56]
Meton  United States World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) north of Curaçao (12°21′N 69°21′W / 12.350°N 69.350°W / 12.350; -69.350) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by HNLMS TM-23 ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[57]
New Toronto  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Guinea (5°57′N 2°30′E / 5.950°N 2.500°E / 5.950; 2.500) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 106 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMML 263 ( Royal Navy).[42][58]
Shch-305  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Baltic Sea (60°03′N 19°12′E / 60.050°N 19.200°E / 60.050; 19.200) by Vetehinen ( Finnish Navy).[59]
U-408  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Iceland (67°40′N 18°32′W / 67.667°N 18.533°W / 67.667; -18.533) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 45 crew.[60]

6 November[edit]

For the foundering of the British cargo ship Silverwillow on this day, see the entry for 30 October 1942

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Arica  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TRIN 24: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of Galeta Point, Trinidad (10°58′N 60°52′W / 10.967°N 60.867°W / 10.967; -60.867) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twelve of her 67 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Lady Elsa ( Royal Navy).[61]
Centauro  Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat was sunk at Benghazi by British aircraft.[8][62]
City of Cairo  United Kingdom World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 480 nautical miles (890 km) south of Saint Helena (23°30′S 5°30′W / 23.500°S 5.500°W / -23.500; -5.500) by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 104 of the 311 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Bendoran, Clan Alpine ( United Kingdom), Caravelas ( Brazilian Navy) and Rhakotis ( Germany).[63]
Elbing IX  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea. Her attacker may have been Shch-306 ( Soviet Navy).[16]
Empire Sky  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Spitzbergen, Norway (76°20′N 32°26′W / 76.333°N 32.433°W / 76.333; -32.433) by U-625 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 51 crew.[14][64]
Etiopia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and burnt out in an Allied air raid on Tobruk, Libya. She was subsequently scrapped.[65]
HMS LCP(L) 209  Royal Navy World War II:The landing craft, personnel (large) was lost on this date.[66]
Lidingo  Sweden World War II: The ore carrier struck a mine and sank in the Fehmarn Belt.[16]
HMS MGB 19  Royal Navy World War II: The BPB 70'-class motor gun boat was bombed and sunk by German aircraft at Oulton Bank, England.[67]
Ocean Justice  United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°06′N 60°00′W / 10.100°N 60.000°W / 10.100; -60.000) by U-505 ( Kriegsmarine).[68]
Portofino  Italy World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk at Benghazi during a British air raid.[8]
Selve  Regia Marina World War II: The Galeb-class minelayer was bombed and sunk by British aircraft at Benghazi.[69] Wreck scrapped in 1948.[70]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Antonio Sciesa  Regia Marina World War II: The Balilla-class submarine was bombed and damaged at Tobruk by US aircraft (32°05′N 23°59′E / 32.083°N 23.983°E / 32.083; 23.983). She was scuttled on the 12th.[71]
Donbass  Soviet Union World War II: The tanker was sunk with gunfire by Z27 ( Kriegsmarine) in the Barents Sea (76°24′N 41°30′E / 76.400°N 41.500°E / 76.400; 41.500). 49 crew killed, 16 rescued by Z27 ( Kriegsmarine) and made P.O.W.s.[72]
Elsa Essberger  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and severely damaged at Bordeaux, Gironde, France during an Allied air raid. She was declared a total loss.[16]
Eveleen  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Orchy ( United Kingdom) in Belfast Lough and sank. She was raised in November 1943, repaired and returned to service as Empire Eveleen.
La Salle  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, causing her cargo of ammunition to explode, sinking her with the loss of all 60 crew in the South Atlantic 350 nautical miles (650 km) south east of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (40°00′S 21°30′E / 40.000°S 21.500°E / -40.000; 21.500) by U-159 ( Kriegsmarine).[73]
Gladys Moller  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was wrecked on Ceylon.[74]
Glenlea  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 142: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal (approximately 50°N 30°W / 50°N 30°W / 50; -30) by U-566 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 44 of her 49 crew. Her captain was taken on board U-566 as a prisoner of war. The other survivors were rescued by Thorstrand ( Norway).[75]
Ha-11  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The midget submarine ran aground in shallow water off Marovovo Island, Solomon Islands, and was scuttled. Her two crew made it to shore, the first IJN midget submarine crew to survive a mission.[76]
Lindenhall  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAG 19: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Margarita Island, Venezuela (11°34′N 63°26′W / 11.567°N 63.433°W / 11.567; -63.433) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 42 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Surprise ( United States Navy).[77]
USS Majaba  United States Navy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by Ha-11 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) and beached near the mouth of the Tenaru River, Guadalcanal. Later refloated and repaired.[76]
Nathaniel Hawthorne  United States World War II: Convoy TAG 19: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Margarita Island (11°34′N 63°26′W / 11.567°N 63.433°W / 11.567; -63.433) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 1 passenger, 7 Gunners and 30 crew. Survivors, 1 passenger, 3 Gunners, and 10 crewmen, are rescued on the 9th by USS Biddle ( United States Navy).[78][79]
Ocean Justice  United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Trinidad (10°06′N 60°00′W / 10.100°N 60.000°W / 10.100; -60.000) by U-505 ( Kriegsmarine). All 56 people on board, including two survivors from Belgian Fighter ( Belgium) were rescued by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[80]
Roxby  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 142: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°35′N 30°32′W / 49.583°N 30.533°W / 49.583; -30.533) by U-613 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Irish Beech ( Ireland).[81]
SKR-23  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was sunk with gunfire by Z27 ( Kriegsmarine) in the Barents Sea.[82]
USS Thomas Stone  United States Navy World War II: The President Jackson-class attack transport was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) off Algiers, Algeria by U-205 ( Kriegsmarine). She was towed to Algiers, where she was bombed and damaged on 25 November, then driven aground in a storm. Salvage was abandoned on 1 April 1944 and she was sold for scrap.
Ulyanov  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[83]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Acteon France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Redoutable-class submarine was depth charged and sunk off Oran, Algeria by HMS Wescott ( Royal Navy). Lost with all hands.[84]
Albatros France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Aigle-class destroyer was shelled off Casablanca, Morocco by USS Augusta, USS Wichita, and USS Tuscaloosa (all  United States Navy), then bombed by aircraft from USS Suwanee ( United States Navy). She was beached to prevent sinking. Repaired and returned to service postwar.[85]
Amphitrite France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Diane-class submarine was bombed, shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour, Morocco (33°06′N 07°37′W / 33.100°N 7.617°W / 33.100; -7.617) by Allied ships and aircraft.[86]
Annelise Essberger  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Cincinnati, USS Milwaukee and USS Somers (all  United States Navy) and was scuttled by her crew. All 62 were rescued by USS Milwaukee and taken as prisoners of war.[87]
Argonaute France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Argonaute-class submarine was depth charged and sunk off Oran by HMS Wescott ( Royal Navy). Lost with all hands.[84]
Brestois France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca by United States warships.[88]
HMS Broke  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Terminal: The Shakespeare class Destroyer was shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria. She sank under tow on 10 November.
Boulonnais France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca by USS Augusta ( United States Navy).[89]
Capo Olmo  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (10°56′N 61°14′W / 10.933°N 61.233°W / 10.933; -61.233) by U-67 ( Kriegsmarine). She was beached at Port of Spain, Trinidad. Refloated in June 1943, arriving at Baltimore, Maryland for repairs on 18 August. Returned to service in December 1943.[90]
Chene France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Crabe class patrol Tug was scuttled at Oran.[91]
D'Entrecasteaux  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Barbados (15°30′N 57°00′W / 15.500°N 57.000°W / 15.500; -57.000) by U-154 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 66 crew.[92]
Dubourdieu France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The decommissioned Dubourdieu-class gunboat was sunk by US forces at Casablanca.[93]
Fougueux France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca.[94]
Frondeur France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca.[95]
HMS Hartland  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Banff-class sloop was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean sea off Oran by Typhon (France Vichy French Navy) and shore-based artillery.[96]
Ile De Edienruder France Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The ocean liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts ( United States Navy).[97]
Ile D ouessant France Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Tanker was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts ( United States Navy).[98]
Keiko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in Davao Gulf off Cape San Augustin, Mindanao (06°22′N 126°53′E / 6.367°N 126.883°E / 6.367; 126.883) by USS Seawolf ( United States Navy).[99][100]
La Surprise France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Chamois-class minesweeper was sunk off Oran by HMS Brilliant ( Royal Navy).[101]
USS Leedstown  United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The troopship was torpedoed, bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Cape Matifon Algeria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, KG26, Luftwaffe and was immobilised. She was torpedoed and sunk the next day by U-331 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 59 of the 163 people on board.[102]
Lilias AD 275 France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[103]
Lipari France Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The cargo liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts ( United States Navy).[104]
Maloja  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°58′N 27°08′W / 11.967°N 27.133°W / 11.967; -27.133) by U-128 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Egyptian Prince ( United Kingdom).[105]
Milan France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Aigle-class destroyer was bombed, shelled and beached off Casablanca.[106]
Plaudit  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Port Elizabeth, South Africa (36°00′S 26°32′E / 36.000°S 26.533°E / -36.000; 26.533) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMSAS Africana ( South African Navy).[107]
Porthos France Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The ocean liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts ( United States Navy).[108]
Primauguet France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Duguay-Trouin-class cruiser was shelled and sunk at Casablanca by USS Massachusetts and USS Wichita (both  United States Navy) with the loss of 45 of her 578 crew.
Saint Blaize France Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The tanker was bombed and damaged in Casablanca Harbour by American aircraft. Salvage was abandoned on 18 December 1945. She was broken up in situ in 1951.[109][110]
Saint Pierre France Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Casablanca. Subsequently scrapped.[111]
Savoie Marseille France Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The ocean liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts ( United States Navy).[97]
Sentinelle France Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The trawler was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour.[112]
Surprise France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Chamois-class minesweeper was shelled and sunk by HMS Brilliant ( Royal Navy) off Oran.[113]
Tornade France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was shelled and beached off Oran by HMS Aurora and HMS Calpe ( Royal Navy).[114]
Tramontane France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was shelled and beached off Oran by HMS Aurora and HMS Calpe ( Royal Navy).[115]
P-13 Victoria France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The auxiliary patrol vessel was sunk off the coast of Morocco by Royal Navy ships.[116]
Ville du Havre France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Casablanca by USS Herring ( United States Navy).[117]
HMS Walney  Royal Navy Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Banff-class sloop was shelled and sunk at Oran by Surprise (France Vichy French Navy) with only fourteen survivors of 281 people on board.
West Humhaw  United States World War II: Convoy ST 40: The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Takoradi, Gold Coast (4°19′N 2°44′W / 4.317°N 2.733°W / 4.317; -2.733) by U-161 ( Kriegsmarine). All 59 crew were rescued by HMML-281 ( Royal Navy).[118]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Ariane France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The disarmed Ariane-class submarine was scuttled at Oran, Algeria .[119]
Cambraisien France Vichy French Navy world War II:The cargo ship was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Sfax, Tunisia to Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[120]
Carl Zeiss  Kriegsmarine World War II: The training ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea. She was later refloated in 1944.[121]
HMS Cromer  Royal Navy World War II: The Bangor-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Mersa Matruh, Egypt (31°26′N 27°16′E / 31.433°N 27.267°E / 31.433; 27.267) with the loss of 46 of her 60 crew.
Dahomey  Free France World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship ran aground off Bouznika, Morocco during Allied landings. She was set afire and burnt out, a total loss.[120]
Danae France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The disarmed Danae-class submarine was scuttled at Oran.[122]
Diane France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The disarmed Diane-class submarine was scuttled at Oran.[123]
Divona  France World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship was scuttled at Bizerta, Algeria by Vichy French forces. She was refloated in October 1946 and scrapped.[124]
Epervier France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Aigle-class destroyer was shelled and damaged by HMS Aurora ( Royal Navy) then beached off Oran.[125]
Fidelio  Norway World War II: Convoy FN 861: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by S-46 and S-83 (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 27 crew.[126]
HMS Gardenia  Royal Navy Operation Torch: The Flower-class corvette collided with HMT Fluellen ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea off Oran with the loss of three crew.[127]
Granito  Regia Marina World War II: The Acciaio-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near San Vito Siculo (38°34′N 12°09′E / 38.567°N 12.150°E / 38.567; 12.150) by HMS Saracen ( Royal Navy). Forty-seven crew were killed.[128]
La Bonoise France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran.[129]
L'Ajaccienne France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[129]
La Setoise France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[129]
La Toulonnaise France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[129]
Margot  Germany World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk at Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France during an Allied air raid.[16]
Nidarland  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°41′N 60°42′W / 11.683°N 60.700°W / 11.683; -60.700) by U-67 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 35 crew.[130]
Nurmahal  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) east of Martinique (14°45′N 55°45′W / 14.750°N 55.750°W / 14.750; -55.750) by U-154 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 88 crew.[131]
Ostland  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was wrecked in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden, between Arköbådan and Hävringe.[132]
Spahi  France World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship was scuttled at Oran. She was scrapped in Savona, Italy, in August 1950.[133]
Pigeon France Vichy French Navy World War II:The minesweeping Tug was lost on this date.[134]
Tourterelle France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Pluvier class patrol Tug was scuttled at Oran, raised in 1943 by the Germans.[135]
Typhon France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was scuttled at Oran.[136]
V 88 France Vichy French Navy World War II: The SC-1-class submarine chaser was lost on this date.[137]
Wolfram  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea off Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands. She sank the next day.[16]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Cerinthus  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) south west of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (12°27′N 27°45′W / 12.450°N 27.750°W / 12.450; -27.750) by U-128 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Bridgewater ( Royal Navy) and Kentuckian ( United States).[138]
Emo  Regia Marina World War II: The Marcello-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near Algiers, Algeria (36°50′N 02°50′E / 36.833°N 2.833°E / 36.833; 2.833) by HMT Lord Nuffield ( Royal Navy). Forty-nine survivors were rescued by HMT Lord Nuffield.[139]
Garlinge  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 21 nautical miles (39 km) north of Cape Ivi, Algeria by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Minna ( Royal Navy).[140]
Ghambria  United Kingdom World War II: The Admiralty requisitioned cargo ship was scuttled in Kirk Sound, Scapa Flow as a Block Ship. Salvaged in 1943.[141]
I-15  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type B1 submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk the Solomon Sea at the southern end of Indispensable Sound, off the north west tip of San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands (10°13′S 161°09′E / 10.217°S 161.150°E / -10.217; 161.150) by USS Southard ( United States Navy)with a loss of all 91 crew.[142][143]
HMS Ibis  Royal Navy World War II: The Black Swan-class sloop was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near Algiers by a Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[16]
Jean Bart France Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The incomplete Richelieu-class battleship was bombed and sunk at Casablanca, Morocco by aircraft based on USS Ranger. She was raised in 1944 and completed in 1952.
K G Meldahl  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa (34°59′S 29°46′E / 34.983°S 29.767°E / -34.983; 29.767) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by a South African Naval Forces minesweeper.[144]
Marcus Whitman  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°40′S 32°11′W / 5.667°S 32.183°W / -5.667; -32.183) by Leonardo da Vinci ( Regia Marina).[145]
HMS Martin  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The M-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algeria (37°53′N 3°57′E / 37.883°N 3.950°E / 37.883; 3.950) by U-431 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 158 of her 221 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Quentin ( Royal Navy).
Méduse France Vichy French Navy World War II: The Diane-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cap Blanc by aircraft based on USS Philadelphia ( United States Navy)[146]
Sendai Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Grayling ( United States Navy).[16]
Start Point  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Cape Verde Islands (13°12′N 27°27′W / 13.200°N 27.450°W / 13.200; -27.450) by U-128 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 47 crew. Two crew were taken on board U-128 as prisoners of war, other survivors were rescued by Eskdalegate ( United Kingdom).[147]
Venice Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Honshū by USS Haddock ( United States Navy).[39]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Benghazi  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine depot ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (39°10′N 9°39′E / 39.167°N 9.650°E / 39.167; 9.650) by HMS Turbulent ( Royal Navy).[16][148]
Cathay  United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria.[149]
City of Ripon  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) north west of Georgetown, British Guiana (8°40′N 59°20′W / 8.667°N 59.333°W / 8.667; -59.333) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 56 of her 78 crew. Survivors were rescued by Midosi ( Brazil).[150]
Edgar Allan Poe  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean south east of Noumea by I-21 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She was towed to Noumea by HMNZS Kiwi and HMNZS Matai (both  Royal New Zealand Navy), where she was declared a total loss.[16]
Hokoku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Hokoku Maru-class auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean south west of the Cocos Islands (19°45′S 90°40′E / 19.750°S 90.667°E / -19.750; 90.667) by HMIS Bengal ( Royal Indian Navy) and the merchant tanker Ondina ( Netherlands). Survivors rescued by Aikoku Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[151]
USS Joseph Hewes  United States Navy World War II: Convoy UGF 1: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Fedhala, Morocco (33°40′N 7°30′W / 33.667°N 7.500°W / 33.667; -7.500) by U-173 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of approximately 100 of her 358 crew.
Kobe Maru  Japan World War II: The ocean liner was sunk 87 miles off the mouth of the Yangtze River in a collision with Venice Maru ( Japan). Survivors rescued by Takashima ( Imperial Japanese Navy), Reizan Maru and Unzan Maru (both  Japan).[152]
No. 74  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[153]
Nieuw Zeeland  Netherlands World War II: Operation Torch: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) east of Gibraltar (35°57′N 3°58′W / 35.950°N 3.967°W / 35.950; -3.967) by U-380 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fifteen of the 256 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HNLMS Isaac Sweers ( Royal Netherlands Navy) and HMS Porcupine ( Royal Navy).[154]
Sidi Ferruch France Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Redoutable class submarine was sunk off Fedhala, Morocco by aircraft from USS Suwanee ( United States Navy).[155]
Thessalia  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft south-west of Benghazi, Libya.[156]
HMS Unbeaten  Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 172 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 36 crew.
Veerhaven  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the South Atlantic east of Brazil (3°51′S 29°22′W / 3.850°S 29.367°W / -3.850; -29.367).[157]
Venice Maru  Japan World War II: The Ore Carrier was sunk 87 miles off the mouth of the Yangtze River in a collision with Kobe Maru ( Japan). Survivors rescued by Takashima ( Imperial Japanese Navy), Reizan Maru and Unzan Maru (both ( Japan)).[152]
Viceroy of India  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Torch: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 34 nautical miles (63 km) north west of Oran, Algeria by U-407 with the loss of four of the 454 people on board. She was taken in tow by HMS Boadicea ( Royal Navy) but later foundered at 36°24′N 0°35′W / 36.400°N 0.583°W / 36.400; -0.583. The survivors were rescued by HMS Boadicea.[158]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Browning  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 2: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Oran, Algeria (35°53′N 0°33′W / 35.883°N 0.550°W / 35.883; -0.550) with the loss of one of her 62 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Fluellen ( Royal Navy).[159]
Buchanan  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°06′N 25°54′W / 52.100°N 25.900°W / 52.100; -25.900) by U-224 ( Kriegsmarine). All 73 crew were rescued by HMS Clare, HMS Leamington (both  Royal Navy) and Lightning ( United States).[160][161]
USS Edward Rutledge  United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy UGF 1: The Edward Rutledge-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Fedhala Roads (33°40′N 7°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fifteen crew.[162]
USS Erie  United States Navy World War II: Convoy TAG 20: The Erie-class gunboat was torpedoed and damaged by U-163 ( Kriegsmarine) in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles. She was beached off Willemstad with the loss of seven of her 180 crew. Although later towed into Willemstad, she capsized during repairs. Erie was declared a constructive total loss.[163]
Forelle  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[164]
HMS Hecla  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Hecla Class Destroyer Tender was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (35°43′N 9°54′W / 35.717°N 9.900°W / 35.717; -9.900) by U-515 ( Kriegsmarine). She sank the next day with the loss of 283 of her 847 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Venomous and HMS Marne (both ( Royal Navy)). 279 crew killed, 568 rescued.[127][165]
Hokkai Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of French Indochina by USS Grenadier ( United States Navy).[16]
USS Hugh L. Scott  United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy UGF 1: The Hugh L. Scott-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Fedhala Roads (33°40′N 7°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 59 of her 119 crew.[166]
HMS Karanja  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Landing Ship, Infantry was bombed and sunk off Bougie, Algeria by German aircraft.[167]
Rogist  United States World War II: The vessel was sunk in a collision in the Atlantic Ocean 7 miles south east of Cape Charles Lighthouse, Virginia with USS SC-330 ( United States Navy).[168]
USS Tasker H. Bliss  United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy UGF 1: The Tasker H. Bliss-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Fedhala Roads (33°40′N 7°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of the 235 people on board.[169]
HMS Tynwald  Royal Navy World War II: The anti-aircraft ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie with the loss of 20 crew.[127]
U-272  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided off Hela, Pomerania with U-634 ( Kriegsmarine) and sank with the loss of nineteen of her 48 crew.[170]
U-660  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Oran, Algeria by HMS Lotus and HMS Starwort (both  Royal Navy). She was consequently scuttled as a result of damage received with the loss of two of her 47 crew.[171]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Akatsuki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Akatsuki-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Savo Island, Solomon Islands (9°17′S 159°56′E / 9.283°S 159.933°E / -9.283; 159.933) by United States Navy cruisers and destroyers with the loss of 181 of her 197 crew. Survivors were rescued by American warships and taken as prisoners of war.
Alsina  France World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Bougie, Algeria. She was refloated in 1943 and scrapped in 1953.[172]
USS Atlanta  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Atlanta-class cruiser was scuttled 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west of Lunga Point, Solomon Islands due to battle damage.
USS Barton  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Benson-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk off Guadalcanal by Amatsukaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 164 of her 206 crew. Survivors were rescued by Higgins boats from Guadalanal and USS Portland ( United States Navy).
Bice  Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy).[16]
Canard France Vichy French Navy World War II:The minesweeping Tug was lost on this date.[173]
USS Cushing  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Mahan-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Savo Island by Imperial Japanese Navy warships.
Empire Wold  United Kingdom The tug sank in the Atlantic Ocean (64°08′N 22°38′W / 64.133°N 22.633°W / 64.133; -22.633).
Excello  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south of Port St. John, South Africa (32°23′S 30°07′E / 32.383°S 30.117°E / -32.383; 30.117) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMHS Atlantis ( Royal Navy) or reached land in their lifeboats.[174]
HNLMS Isaac Sweers  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Gerard Callenburgh-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north west of Algiers, Algeria (37°23′N 2°12′E / 37.383°N 2.200°E / 37.383; 2.200) by U-431 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 108 of her 194 crew.[127]
USS Juneau  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Atlanta-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk at 10°34′S 161°04′E / 10.567°S 161.067°E / -10.567; 161.067 by I-26 ( Imperial Japanese Navy.
Kinugasa  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Aoba-class cruiser was bombed and sunk in Ironbottom Sound by Grumman TBF Avenger and Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft base on USS Enterprise ( United States Navy) or at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal with the loss of 511 of her crew.
USS Laffey  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Benson-class destroyer was shelled and sunk.
Lalande  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-73 ( Kriegsmarine).[16]
Louise Moller  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) east south east of Durban, South Africa (30°50′S 35°54′E / 30.833°S 35.900°E / -30.833; 35.900) by U-178 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 63 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Douglas ( Royal Navy) and Hopewell ( United Kingdom).[175]
Maron  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°27′N 0°55′W / 36.450°N 0.917°W / 36.450; -0.917) by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine). All 81 crew were rescued by HMS Marigold ( Royal Navy).[176]
USS Monssen  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Gleaves-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.
Star of Scotland  United States World War II: The six-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic 900 nautical miles (1,700 km) south west of Luderitz Bay, South-West Africa (26°30′S 0°20′W / 26.500°S 0.333°W / -26.500; -0.333 by U-159 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her seventeen crew. Survivors sail in their lifeboat 1,000 miles to Angola arriving 1 Dec.[177]
U-411  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (36°00′N 9°53′W / 36.000°N 9.883°W / 36.000; -9.883) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 46 crew.[178]
Yūdachi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was shelled and damaged by United States Navy ships and was abandoned with the loss of nineteen crew. Survivors were rescued by Samidare ( Imperial Japanese Navy, which attempted to scuttle Yudachi. She was later scuttled by USS Portland ( United States Navy).

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Alteland  Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in Syltefjord.[16]
Arizona Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Hawaii Maru-class anti-aircraft transport was bombed and sunk 80 nautical miles (150 km) north-west of Savo Island in the Solomon Islands (08°30′S 158°45′E / 8.500°S 158.750°E / -8.500; 158.750) by U.S. Navy Douglas SBDs from USS Enterprise ( United States Navy). 1,000 survivors rescued by Makinami ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[179]
Brisbane Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Sydney Maru-class transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands . 550 survivors rescued by Kawakaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy)[180]
Canberra Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Canberra Maru-class transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands by U.S.M.C. Douglas SBDs from Guadalcanal.[180]
USS Electra  United States Navy World War II: The Arcturus-class attack cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by U-173  Kriegsmarine). She was beached two days later at Casablanca, Morocco. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
Hiei  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Kongō-class battlecruiser was shelled and damaged in the Pacific Ocean by USS Laffey and USS San Francisco (both  United States Navy). She was then bombed by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the United States Army Air Forces and torpedoed by Grumman TBF Avenger of the United States Navy. She was scuttled by an Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer with the loss of 188 of her 1,360 crew.
Maron  United Kingdom World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine).[16]
Max Behrend  Germany World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya during a British air raid. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered British service.[16]
Nako Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands by United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from Guadalcanal. One thousand, one hundred survivors were rescued by Suzukaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[16][181]
Nagara Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands by United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from Guadalcanal. Survivors rescued by Amigiri and Mochizuki (both( Imperial Japanese Navy)).[180]
Narkunda  United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was bombed by German aircraft and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of 31 lives. Located off Bougie (Béjaïa), Algeria, passing Cape Carbon.[149][182]
USS Preston  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Mahan-class destroyer was shelled and sunk by Japanese warships off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.
Scapa Flow  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 12°N 30°W / 12°N 30°W / 12; -30) by U-134 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 60 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Armeria ( Royal Navy).[183]
Scillin  Kingdom of Italy World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) off Kuriat, Tunisia by HMS Sahib ( Royal Navy). She was carrying 814 British prisoners of war, 30 Italian guards and her crew.[184][185]
Shinanogawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk 80 nautical miles (150 km) north west of Savo Island (08°30′S 158°45′E / 8.500°S 158.750°E / -8.500; 158.750) in the Solomon Islands by United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from Guadalcanal. Five hundred and seventy survivors were rescued by Naganami ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[181]
U-595  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Oran, Algeria by two Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 608 Squadron, Royal Air Force. All 45 crew survived.[186]
U-605  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria (36°20′N 1°01′W / 36.333°N 1.017°W / 36.333; -1.017) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 46 crew.[187]
Warwick Castle  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKF 1X: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Cape Espichel, Portugal (39°12′N 13°25′W / 39.200°N 13.417°W / 39.200; -13.417) by U-413 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 96 of the 462 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Achates, HMS Vansittart (both  Royal Navy), Leinster ( United Kingdom) and HMCS Louisburg ( Royal Canadian Navy).[188]

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Algerine  Royal Navy World War II: The Algerine-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria by Ascianghi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 80 crew.[127]
Azra  Panama The cargo ship collided with HMCS Saguenay ( Royal Canadian Navy). The collision dislodged two depth charges, which exploded and sank her in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland with the loss of a crew member.[189]
Annie Hugo Stinnes 6  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea south west of Borkum.[16]
HMS Avenger  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy MKF 1: The Avenger-class escort carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean near Gibraltar by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 538 of her 555 crew.
Ayanami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Fubuki-class destroyer was shelled and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Guadalcanal by USS Washington ( United States Navy). with the loss of 27 of her 219 crew. The ship was abandoned, with the remaining crew being taken off by Uranami, which scuttled Ayanami at 9°10′S 159°52′E / 9.167°S 159.867°E / -9.167; 159.867.
USS Benham  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Benham-class destroyer was scuttled following battle damage.
Ettrick  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKF 1Y: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north west of Gibraltar (36°13′N 7°54′W / 36.217°N 7.900°W / 36.217; -7.900) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of the 336 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HNoMS Glaisdale ( Royal Norwegian Navy).[190]
Hirokawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Kamikawa Maru Class anti-aircraft transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at the mouth of the Bonegi River, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade ( United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft.[191]
King Arthur  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°30′N 59°50′W / 10.500°N 59.833°W / 10.500; -59.833) by U-67) ( Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew were rescued by an American patrol ship.[192]
Kinugawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at the mouth of the Bonegi River, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade ( United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft.[191]
Kirishima  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Kongō-class battlecruiser was shelled and sunk in Ironbottom Sound (9°05′S 159°42′E / 9.083°S 159.700°E / -9.083; 159.700) by USS Washington ( United States Navy) with the loss of 212 of her 1,360 crew.
Le Tonnant  Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled off Cadiz, Spain by her crew.[193]
HMCS Saguenay  Royal Canadian Navy
The wrecked stern of HMCS Saguenay.

World War II: The River-class destroyer collided with Azra ( Panama) off Cape Race and was severely damaged when two depth charges exploded under her stern.[189] She was declared a constructive total loss,[16] serving as a depot ship for the remainer of the war.

U-98  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Cape St. Vincent, Portugal (36°09′N 7°42′W / 36.150°N 7.700°W / 36.150; -7.700) by HMS Wrestler ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 46 crew.
U-259  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°20′N 3°05′E / 37.333°N 3.083°E / 37.333; 3.083) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 48 crew.[194]
USS Walke  United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Sims-class destroyer was torpedoed, shelled and sunk with the loss of 82 crew.
Yumaura Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at Doma Cove, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade ( United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBDs.[191]
Yamatsuki Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at Arulingo Point, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade ( United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft.[191]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Abruzzi  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Unison ( Royal Navy).[16]
Boston Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy Y: The Yoshida Maru No. 1-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Palau (06°16′N 135°19′E / 6.267°N 135.317°E / 6.267; 135.317) by USS Seal ( United States Navy). Two hundred and twenty-eight troops, 2 Gunners and 16 crew killed. 472 survivors rescued.[195]
Clan Mactaggart  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKS 1X: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of Cadiz, Spain by U-92 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 172 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Coreopsis ( Royal Navy).[196]
Empire Soldier  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with F W Wolfe ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean off St John's, Newfoundland and sank.[14]
Hans Arp  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy.[127]
Irish Pine  Ireland World War II: The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°45′N 58°00′W / 42.750°N 58.000°W / 42.750; -58.000) by U-608 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 33 crew.
SF 235  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry foundered on this date.[197]
Triton  Hellenic Navy World War II: The Proteus-class submarine was sunk in the Aegean Sea off Euboia by UJ-2102 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 53 crew.[127][198]
U-173  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IX submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Casablanca, Morocco (33°40′N 07°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by USS Quick, USS Swanson and USS Woolsey (all  United States Navy) with the loss of all 57 crew.[199][200]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1942
Ship Country Description
City of Corinth  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (10°55′N 61°01′W / 10.917°N 61.017°W / 10.917; -61.017) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 87 crew. The ship later foundered at 10°52′30″N 61°03′30″W / 10.87500°N 61.05833°W / 10.87500; -61.05833. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-536 ( United States Navy).[201] Radio operator Walter Thorp returned to his cabin the rescue his canary and missed the lifeboat. But after jumping into the sea, with the bird in its bamboo cage, it kept him awake as he swam, by singing. Thorp and the canary were eventually picked up by a freighter. The bird lived for another 13 years.[202]
F 346  Kriegsmarine World War II: The landing ferry was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy).[16]
Hindenburg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank south of Utö, Finland (59°40′N 21°20′E / 59.667°N 21.333°E / 59.667; 21.333).[203]
Mount Taurus  Greece World War II: Convoy ON 144: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°30′N 37°30′W / 54.500°N 37.500°W / 54.500; -37.500) by U-264 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 40 crew.[65][204]
Nissei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Standard Peacetime Type 1E cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean(10°30′S 105°35′E / 10.500°S 105.583°E / -10.500; 105.583) by USS Searaven ( United States Navy). One crewman killed.[205]
Oregon Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy No. 726: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport was torpedoed and sunk 36 miles west of Olagapo (14°50′N 119°45′E / 14.833°N 119.750°E / 14.833; 119.750) by USS Salmon ( United States Navy). 7 Gunners and 74 crew killed.[206]
Piemonte  Italy World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sicily by HMS Umbra ( Royal Navy). She put in to Messina, where she was withdrawn from service. Piemonte was scuttled when Messina was evacuated.[16]
U-331  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers, Algeria by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Unable to dive, she surrendered, but was later torpedoed and sunk by a Fairey Albacore aircraft based on HMS Formidable ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 32 of her 49 crew. The crew of the Albacore were unaware that the ship had surrendered.
Widestone  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 144: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°30′N 37°10′W / 54.500°N 37.167°W / 54.500; -37.167) by U-184 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 42 crew.[207]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Brilliant  United States World War II: Convoy SC 109: The tanker was torpedoed, set ablaze and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (50°45′N 45°53′W / 50.750°N 45.883°W / 50.750; -45.883) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine). She reached Saint John's, Newfoundland, departing under tow of HMS Frisky ( Royal Navy) on 18 January 1943. She broke in two at 46°13′N 58°38′W / 46.217°N 58.633°W / 46.217; -58.633 on 20 January. The bow section sank with the loss of eleven of her 55 crew. Survivors on the stern section were rescued by on 24 January HMCS Goderich ( Royal Canadian Navy). The stern section was taken in tow but sank on 25 January at 45°18′N 55°12′W / 45.300°N 55.200°W / 45.300; -55.200.[208]
F 346  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[209]
Giulio Giordani  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Umbra ( Royal Navy).[16]
Krasnoye Znamya  Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in Lavensaari Harbour by Syoksy ( Finnish Navy). 64 crewmen killed. Raised in November 1943, repaired, and recommissioned in September 1944.[210]
Linwood  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary.[16]
HNoMS Montbretia  Royal Norwegian Navy World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°37′N 38°15′W / 53.617°N 38.250°W / 53.617; -38.250) by U-262 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 Norwegian and 2 British crew. 20 survivors rescued by HNoMS Potentilla ( Royal Norwegian Navy).[211][212]
Parismina  United States World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (54°07′N 38°26′W / 54.117°N 38.433°W / 54.117; -38.433) by U-624 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty of the 75 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Perth ( United Kingdom) and HNoMS Rose ( Royal Norwegian Navy).[213]
President Sergent  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south east of Cape Farewell (54°07′N 38°26′W / 54.117°N 38.433°W / 54.117; -38.433) by U-624 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty of the 59 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Perth ( United Kingdom).[214]
Tortugas  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea east of Barbados by U-67 ( Kriegsmarine). All 38 crew survived, two were taken as prisoners of war. Of the other 36, eighteen were rescued by Herman F. Whiton ( United States), ten reached land in their lifeboat and eight were rescued by a Yugoslavian ship.[215]
Tower Grange  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north east of Cayenne, French Guiana (6°20′N 49°10′W / 6.333°N 49.167°W / 6.333; -49.167) by U-154 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by Castalia and Baron Belhaven (both  United Kingdom).[216]
Yaka  United States World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by U-624 ( Kriegsmarine). She was later torpedoed and sunk at 54°07′N 38°26′W / 54.117°N 38.433°W / 54.117; -38.433 by U-522 ( Kriegsmarine). All 52 crew were rescued by HMS Vervain ( Royal Navy).[217]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Birgitte  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km) off the Eddystone Lighthouse, Devon by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote. Ten of her 23 crew were killed.[109]
Corinthiakos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Lourenço Marques, Mozambique[218][clarification needed]
F 358  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[219]
Gunda  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (25°40′S 33°53′E / 25.667°S 33.883°E / -25.667; 33.883) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 46 crew.[220]
Lab  Norway World War II: Convoy PW 250: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the Eddystone Lighthouse by S-116 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy minesweeper.[221]
MN-01  Kriegsmarine World War II: The armed auxiliary was damaged by gunfire, and forced to beach at (69°56′N 30°02′E / 69.933°N 30.033°E / 69.933; 30.033) in the Varangerfjord, Norway.[222]
Scottish Chief  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east south east of Durban, South Africa (30°39′S 34°41′E / 30.650°S 34.683°E / -30.650; 34.683) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Genista and HMS Jasmine (both  Royal Navy).[223]
Sperrbrecher 169 Ceres  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank off Helgeland, Norway.[16][224]
HMS Ullswater  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy PW 250: The Lake-class Whaler was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by S 112 ( Kriegsmarine).[16][221][225]
USS YP-26  United States Navy World War II: The patrol boat was destroyed by an explosion of undetermined origin while hauled out on a marine railway at Cristóbal, Colón, Panama Canal Zone.[99]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Bramham  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was bombed and severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers.[16]
Corinthiakos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north by east of the Inhaca Lighthouse, Portuguese East Africa (25°42′S 33°27′E / 25.700°S 33.450°E / -25.700; 33.450) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Portuguese tug.[226]
Grangepark  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 3: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-263 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of the 71 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Fowey ( Royal Navy).[227]
HMS LCM 139  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft, Mechanized was lost on this date.[228]
HMS LCT 120  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing craft tank was lost in a storm.[229]
Lago Tana  Regia Marina World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was sunk on this date.[230]
Pierce Butler  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (29°40′S 36°35′E / 29.667°S 36.583°E / -29.667; 36.583) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine). All 62 crew were rescued by HMS Fortune ( Royal Navy).[231]
Prins Harald  Norway World War II: Convoy KMS 3: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) west of Gibraltar (35°55′N 10°14′W / 35.917°N 10.233°W / 35.917; -10.233) by U-263 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 52 people on board.[14][232]
Sokrushitelny  Soviet Navy World War II: Convoy PQ 15: The destroyer was heavily damaged, almost breaking in two, in heavy weather. She foundered on 22 November 1942.[233]
USS YP-405  United States Navy The patrol boat burned and sank off Smith Shoal Lighthouse in the Florida Keys apx (24°43′N 81°55′W / 24.717°N 81.917°W / 24.717; -81.917).[99][234]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Anneliese Essberger  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean east of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago.[235]
Bintang  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 650 nautical miles (1,200 km) east of Trinidad (10°30′N 51°00′W / 10.500°N 51.000°W / 10.500; -51.000 by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by Black Point ( United States), Monte Altube ( Spain) and Rodsley ( United Kingdom).[236]
Empire Sailor  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 145: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°55′N 55°12′W / 43.917°N 55.200°W / 43.917; -55.200) by U-518 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of the 65 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Minas and HMCS Timmins (both  Royal Canadian Navy)[14][237]
Empire Starling  United Kingdom World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north east of Barbados (13°05′N 56°20′W / 13.083°N 56.333°W / 13.083; -56.333) by U-163 ( Kriegsmarine). All 55 crew survived, although her captain was taken on board U-163 as a prisoner of war[14][238]
Turksib  Soviet Union The cargo ship ran aground in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States.[239][240]
U-517  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland (46°16′N 17°09′W / 46.267°N 17.150°W / 46.267; -17.150) by Fairey Albacore aircraft of 817 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm based on HMS Victorious ( Royal Navy) with the loss of one of her 53 crew.[241]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Alcoa Pathfinder  United States World War II: The Type C1 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) south of Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa (26°45′S 33°10′E / 26.750°S 33.167°E / -26.750; 33.167) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of the 61 people on board.[242]
Apalóide  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Trinidad (13°28′N 54°42′W / 13.467°N 54.700°W / 13.467; -54.700) by U-163 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 56 crew.[243]
Else Kunkel II  Germany World War II: The lugger struck a mine and sank in the Samsø Belt.[16]
Khai Dinh France Vichy French World War II: The ocean liner was bombed and sunk east of Haiphong, French Indochina by United States 14th Air Force aircraft. 7 killed.[244]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Benlomond  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 750 nautical miles (1,390 km) east of the mouth of the Amazon River (0°30′N 38°45′W / 0.500°N 38.750°W / 0.500; -38.750) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 53 of her 54 crew. The survivor was rescued by a Brazilian fishing vessel.[245]
Caddo  United States World War II: The Type T2-SE-A1 tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°25′N 48°27′W / 42.417°N 48.450°W / 42.417; -48.450) by U-518 ( Kriegsmarine). 17 Gunners and 42 crewmen manned 3 lifeboats except her Master and one other Officer who were taken on board U-518 as prisoners of war. Two lifeboats were never seen again, and only 3 Gunners and 3 crewmen survived the ordeal in their lifeboat before they were rescued by Motomar ( Spain) on December 8, 1942.[246]
Cranfield  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by I-166 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Indian Ocean (08°26′N 76°42′E / 8.433°N 76.700°E / 8.433; 76.700). 9 crewmen killed. 3 Gunners and 64 crewmen sail in lifeboats to Travancore, India.[247]
Fertilia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Umbra ( Royal Navy).[16]
Goolistan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy QP 15: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Greenland Sea (75°50′N 15°45′E / 75.833°N 15.750°E / 75.833; 15.750) by U-625 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 52 crew.[248]
Kuznets Lesov  Soviet Union World War II: Convoy QP 15: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Greenland Sea (75°30′N 8°00′E / 75.500°N 8.000°E / 75.500; 8.000) by U-601 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew.[249]
Luigi Favorita  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Cagliari, Sardinia by HMS Splendid ( Royal Navy).[16]
M-101  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was sunk off Namsos in a collision with a merchant ship.[250]
Maggie  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Stolpmünde, Germany.[251]
Tilawa  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Aden by I-29 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). Two hundred and fifty-two passengers and 28 crew were killed. Six hundred and seventy-eight survivors were rescued by HMS Birmingham ( Royal Navy).[252]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Dorington Court  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean 105 nautical miles (194 km) east south east of Inhaca Island, Portuguese East Africa (27°00′S 34°45′E / 27.000°S 34.750°E / -27.000; 34.750) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 43 crew.[253]
Hayashio  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kagerō-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in Huon Gulf (07°00′S 147°30′E / 7.000°S 147.500°E / -7.000; 147.500) by US Army B-17s and B-25 Mitchells and RAAF Beaufighters. 50 crew killed and 6 wounded. Shiratsuyu, ( Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued the survivors and then scuttled her with a torpedo.[254]
Klaus Oldendorff  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland.[255]
Luigi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by aircraft in the Tyrrhenian Sea, east of Sardinia (40°02′N 11°20′E / 40.033°N 11.333°E / 40.033; 11.333).[256]
M 3610  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium.[16]
Maritza  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk west of Crete.[257]
Mount Helmos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (26°38′S 34°59′E / 26.633°S 34.983°E / -26.633; 34.983) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 34 crew.[258]
Nathaniel Bacon  United States The Liberty ship collided with Esso Belgium ( Belgium) in New York Harbor and was beached. She was later repaired and returned to service.[78]
Shusha  Soviet Navy The minesweeper foundered in the Barents Sea off the Kola Peninsula.[16]
Trentbank  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 3: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[16]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Erika Hendrik Fisser  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was struck by an air-launched torpedo and sank off Oksøy Lighthouse, Norway.[259]
HMT Leyland  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was lost in a collision off Gibraltar.[260]
M-101  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in a collision with Levante ( Germany) off Roan, Norway.[261]
HMS Utmost  Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta by Groppo ( Regia Marina).
V 1514 Beuthen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France.[16]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Algertino  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Zliten, Libya by Allied aircraft.[16]
Barberrys  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 110: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°36′N 47°10′W / 50.600°N 47.167°W / 50.600; -47.167) by U-663 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of the 53 people on board. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Mohawk ( United States Coast Guard).[262]
Indra  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (2°10′N 28°52′W / 2.167°N 28.867°W / 2.167; -28.867) by U-D3 ( Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by Eurybates ( United Kingdom).[263]
Ocean Crusader  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 216: The Ocean ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°30′N 45°30′W / 50.500°N 45.500°W / 50.500; -45.500) by U-262 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 49 crew.[68][264]
R 109  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, France.[16]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Achéron  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon, Var.
Adroit  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina and designated FR 33.[265]
Aigle  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Aigle-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Algérie  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The cruiser was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Aurore  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Aurore-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Baliste  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The La Melpomene-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina. Later German TA 12.[266]
Bison  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, designated FR 35.[267]
Bordelais  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Adroit-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. Salvaged and scrapped by the Germans.
C-25  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The SC-1-class submarine chaser was scuttled at Toulon.[268]
Caiman  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Requin-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged.
Cap Noir AD 181 France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[269]
Casque  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
Cassard  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Vauquelin-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
CH-1  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The CH-1-class submarine chaser was scuttled at Toulon. Raised by the Regia Marina, captured by the Germans.[270]
CH-4  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The CH-1-class submarine chaser was scuttled at Toulon. Raised by the Regia Marina, captured by the Germans and put in service as UJ 6077.[270]
Chamios  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Chamois-class minesweeper was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina.
Circe  Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat was sunk in a collision with Città di Napoli ( Italy) north of Sicily.[16][271]
Clan Macfadyen  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 95 nautical miles (176 km) north east of Galeota Point, Trinidad (8°57′N 59°48′W / 8.950°N 59.800°W / 8.950; -59.800) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 82 of her 92 crew. Survivors were rescued by the three-masted schooner Harvard ( United Kingdom).[272]
Colbert  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The cruiser was scuttled at Toulon.
Commandant Teste  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The seaplane carrier and tender was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later raised and scrapped.
Curieuse  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Elan-class minesweeper was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina.
Cyclone  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, designated FR 34.[273]
Dédaigneuse  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Ardent-class gunboat was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina as FR 56.
Diamant  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Saphir-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
D'Iberville  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Bougainville-class aviso was scuttled at Toulon.
Dunkerque  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Dunkerque-class battleship was scuttled at Toulon.
Dupleix  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Suffren-class cruiser was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later raised.
Espoir  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Eurydice  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Ariane-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina.
Flibustier  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
Foch  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Suffren-class cruiser was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Foudroyant  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, designated FR 36.
Fresnel  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Galatée  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Sirene-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Gerfaut  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Aigle-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
Gladiateur  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The net layer was scuttled at Toulon. She was salvaged by the Germans in March 1943, and pressed into service as anti-aircraft corvette SG 18 in January 1944.[274]
Granit  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Granit-class minesweeper was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, put in German service as SG 26.[275]
Guépard  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Guépard-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Hardi  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.[265]
Harvesthude  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by HNoMS MTB 620 ( Royal Norwegian Navy) at Askevoll, near Bergen, Norway, and beached.[276][277]
Henri Poincaré  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Heron II France Vichy French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Pluvier class patrol Tug was scuttled at Toulon, raised post War and scrapped.[278]
Hertha  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by HNoMS MTB 623 ( Royal Norwegian Navy) at Askevoll, near Bergen, Norway, and beached. Raised and repaired in 1943.[276][277]
Impetueuse  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Elan-class minesweeper was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina.
Jean de Vienne  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The La Galissonnière-class cruiser was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Jeremiah Wadsworth  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off South Africa (39°25′S 22°23′E / 39.417°S 22.383°E / -39.417; 22.383) by U-178 ( Kriegsmarine). nineteen survivors are rescued by John Lykes ( United States) and twenty by another ship on 5 December. A further eighteen survivors were rescued by HMS Alcantara ( Royal Navy) the next day.[279][280]
Kersaint  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Vauquelin-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
La Bayonnaise  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Le Melpomene-class corvette was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina.[266]
La Curieuse  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Elan-class minesweeper was scuttled at Toulon.[281]
La Galissonnière  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The La Galissonnière-class cruiser was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
La Havraise P 133 France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary patrol vessel was lost on this date.[282]
La Poursuivante  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The La Melpomene-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina.[283]
Les Eparges  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Arras-class gunboat was scuttled at Toulon. Raised by the Regia Marina, captured by the Germans and put in Kriegsmarine service as M 6060.[284]
L'Impetueuse  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Elan-class minesweeper was scuttled at Toulon.[281]
Lion  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Guépard-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, designated FR 21.
Loup France Vichy French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Loup class patrol Tug was scuttled at Toulon. Later raised by the Germans.[285]
Lynx  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Chacal-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped by the Germans, 1944.[286]
Maj  Sweden World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinoujscie, Germany.[16]
Mameluk  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
Marcassin France Vichy French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Loup class patrol Tug was scuttled at Toulon. Later raised by the Germans.[287]
Mars  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Adroit-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. Salvaged and scrapped by the Germans.
Marseillaise  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The La Galissonnière-class cruiser was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Mogador  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Mogador-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Naiade  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Sirene-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Palme  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Adroit-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. Salvaged and scrapped by the Germans.
Panthère  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Chacal-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina as FR 22.[286]
Pascal  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Polydorus  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Freetown, Sierra Leone by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 81 crew. Survivors were rescued by Eolo ( Spain).[288]
Provence  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Bretagne-class battleship was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later raised.
Redoutable  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Roche Bleue AD 170 France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[289]
Roche Francoise AD 119 France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[290]
Siroco  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, designated FR 32.
Strasbourg  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Dunkerque-class battleship was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later raised and scrapped.
Tartu  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Vauquelin-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
Thétis  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Circé-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and scrapped.
Tigre  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Chacal-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged, repaired, and put in service by the Regia Marina as FR 23.[286]
Trombe  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, designated FR 31.
Valmy  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Guépard-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina, designated FR 24.[291]
Vauban  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Guépard-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Vauquelin  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Vauquelin-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon.
Vautour  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Aigle-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Vengeur  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Vénus  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Minerve-class submarine was scuttled at Toulon.
Verdun  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Guépard-class destroyer was scuttled at Toulon. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.
Yser  French Navy World War II: Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon: The Somme-class gunboat was scuttled at Toulon. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Regia Marina.

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Alaskan  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) north east of Natal, Brazil (3°58′N 26°19′W / 3.967°N 26.317°W / 3.967; -26.317) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 58 crew. Three gunners and eleven crewmen were rescued by Cilurnum ( Spain) on 13 December. Twelve gunners and seventeen crewmen sailed in a lifeboat to Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil arriving 15 December, and nine other survivors sailed in a lifeboat to French Guiana, arriving 5 January 1943.[292]
USS Alchiba  United States Navy World War II: The Arcturus-class attack cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal by Ha-10 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She was beached and salvage operations were commenced. On 7 December, she was again torpedoed and damaged by Ha-38 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of three crew. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
Città di Napoli  Regia Marina World War II: The Armed Merchant Cruiser struck a mine and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Aeolian Islands.[16][293]
Dessie  Regia Marina World War II: The Adua-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near Algiers, Algeria (37°48′N 02°14′E / 37.800°N 2.233°E / 37.800; 2.233) by HMS Quentin ( Royal Navy) and HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy).[294]
Empire Cromwell  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Trinidad by U-508 with the loss of 24 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.
Evanthia  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa (25°13′S 34°00′E / 25.217°S 34.000°E / -25.217; 34.000) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine). All 32 crew survived.[295]
HMS Ithuriel  Royal Navy World War II: The I-class destroyer was bombed and damaged beyond repair at Bône, Algeria by Luftwaffe aircraft on the night of 27/28 November. She was beached on 29 November. Partially repaired, refloated, and towed to Gibraltar in February 1943 where she was used as an accommodation and training ship. She was towed to Plymouth, Devon in 1944. Scrapped post-war.[296]
RMS Nova Scotia  United Kingdom World War II: The troop ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Natal Province (28°30′S 33°00′E / 28.500°S 33.000°E / -28.500; 33.000) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 858 of the 1,052 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by the frigate NRP Afonso de Albuquerque ( Portuguese Navy).[297]
Ramses  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Indian Ocean by HMAS Adelaide ( Royal Australian Navy) and HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck ( Royal Netherlands Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[16]
Selbo  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Cape Cavallo by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of thirteen of her 28 crew. Some of the survivors were rescued by HMT Lord Nuffield ( Royal Navy), others reached land in their lifeboat.[298]
Thomas T. Tucker  United States
Thomas T. Tucker, June 2006.

World War II: The Liberty ship came ashore at Olifants Bosch Point, South Africa (34°16′S 18°23′E / 34.267°S 18.383°E / -34.267; 18.383) and broke in three, a total loss.[299]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Akka  Kriegsmarine World War II: The cargo ship was damaged by a mine and beached off Varangerfjord. Later salvaged and returned to service.[300]
Argo  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (34°53′S 17°54′E / 34.883°S 17.900°E / -34.883; 17.900) by Ammiraglia Cagni ( Regia Marina) with the loss of eighteen of the 36 people on board.[301]
Dunedin Star  United Kingdom After striking an underwater obstacle, the refrigerated cargo liner was beached and wrecked on the Skeleton Coast of South-West Africa.
Fukken Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Tonkin north west of Hainan, China.[16]
Sowokla  United States World War II: The cargo ship was shelled, torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south east of Madagascar (28°00′S 54°00′E / 28.000°S 54.000°E / -28.000; 54.000) by Michel ( Kriegsmarine). Four gunners and sixteen crewmen were killed. five passengers, five gunners, and 25 crewmen were rescued by Michel. She rescued four more gunners the next day. Survivors were later turned over to the Japanese as prisoners of war.[302]
Sirio  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Tripoli, Libya in an Allied air raid.[16]
Tjileboet  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5°34′N 25°02′W / 5.567°N 25.033°W / 5.567; -25.033) by U-161 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 62 crew.[303]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Canton  France World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Philippines waters.[16]
Cleanthis  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north of Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twelve of her 36 crew.[304]
Hans Rickmers  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine off Petsamo, Finland, and was beached. The wreck was then shelled.[305]
Leuthen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was destroyed by an accidental explosion and fire on Uckermark ( Kriegsmarine) at Yokohama, Japan.[306]
Llandaff Castle  United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean south east of Lourenço Marques (27°20′S 37°40′E / 27.333°S 37.667°E / -27.333; 37.667) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 313 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Catterick ( Royal Navy).[307]
USS Northampton  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Tassafaronga: The Northampton-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in Ironbottom Sound by Imperial Japanese Navy destroyers. She sank in the early hours of 1 December.
HMCS Quinte  Canada World War II: The Bangor-class minesweeper ran aground and sank at entrance to St. Peter's Canal, Cape Breton Island.[308]
Takanami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Tassafaronga: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in Ironbottom Sound south east of Savo Island (9°14′S 159°49′E / 9.233°S 159.817°E / -9.233; 159.817) by USS Minneapolis ( United States Navy) with the loss of 197 of her 228 crew. She sank in the early hours of December 1.
Thor  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was destroyed by an accidental explosion and fire on Uckermark ( Kriegsmarine) at Yokohama, Japan. Twelve crew were killed.[309]
Uckermark  Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was destroyed by an accidental explosion at Yokohama, Japan. fifty-three crew were killed.[309]
Unkai Maru  Japan World War II: The freighter was destroyed by an accidental explosion and fire on Uckermark ( Kriegsmarine) at Yokohama, Japan.[309]
Westsee  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Varangerfjord.[16]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1942
Ship Country Description
Awatea  United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Axis aircraft between 8 and 14 November.[16]
Belgien France Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Port Lyautey, Morocco. She was salvaged, repaired and entered British service in 1943.[310]
Essex  United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was bombed and severely damaged at Malta. She was salvaged in 1945, towed to the United Kingdom, repaired and returned to service.[149]
Glenfinlas  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Axis aircraft between 8 and 14 November.[16]
I-172  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai VIa type submarine sank off Guadalcanal on or after 3 November from unknown causes. Lost with all 91 hands.[311]
HMS LCM 63, HMS LCM 64, HMS LCM 65, HMS LCM 69,HMS LCM 72, HMS LCM 73, HMS LCM 100, HMS LCM 147, HMS LCM 153, HMS LCM 161, HMS LCM 169, HMS LCM 186, HMS LCM 518, HMS LCM 520, HMS LCM 528, HMS LCM 539, HMS LCM 543, HMS LCM 551, HMS LCM 555, HMS LCM 556, HMS LCM 558, HMS LCM 564, HMS LCM 596, HMS LCM 606, HMS LCM 609, HMS LCM 624, HMS LCM 635  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft, Mechanized were lost sometime in November.[312]
HMS LCP(L) 138, HMS LCP(L) 507, HMS LCP(L) 543, HMS LCP(L) 544, HMS LCP(L) 550, HMS LCP(L) 560,HMS LCP(L) 562, HMS LCP(L) 565, HMS LCP(L) 566, HMS LCP(L) 568, HMS LCP(L) 573, HMS LCP(L) 575, HMS LCP(L) 576, HMS LCP(L) 759  Royal Navy World War II:The landing craft, personnel (large) was lost some time in November.[313]
HMS LCP(R) 603, HMS LCP(R) 620, HMS LCP(R) 629, HMS LCP(R) 721, HMS LCP(R) 783, HMS LCP(R) 850, HMS LCP(R) 858, HMS LCP(R) 901, HMS LCP(R) 909, HMS LCP(R) 1009, HMS LCP(R) 1029, HMS LCP(R) 1036,  Royal Navy World War II:The landing craft, personnel (Ramped) was lost some time in November.[314]
HMS LCT 2187  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost in transit from the United States to the United Kingdom, probably as cargo on a ship.[315]
La Sibylle France Vichy French Navy World War II: The Diane-class submarine was lost after leaving Casablanca, Morocco on November 8.[316]
M-121  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was sunk by mine in Varangerfjord between 8 and 14 November.[317]
Shch-304  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was lost between October 29 and mid-November in the Gulf of Finland.[318]
Shch-306  Soviet Navy World War II: The Baltic Fleet Shchuka-class submarine was lost in the Gulf of Finland after 12 November.[16][319]
Saint Benoit France Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Port Lyautey. She was refloated in 1943 and repaired.[320]
Saint Edmond France Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Port Lyautey. She was refloated in January 1943, repaired and returned to service.
U-184  Kriegsmarine The Type IXC/40 submarine disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean sometime after 17 November with the loss of all 50 crew. Cause unknown.

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