List of shipwrecks in November 1943

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

November 1943
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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29 30 Unknown date


1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1943
Ship Country Description
USS Borie  United States Navy World War II: The Clemson-class destroyer received severe battle damage, sustained whilst depth charging and ramming U-405 ( Kriegsmarine), which resulted in a surface battle (49°00′N 31°14′W / 49.000°N 31.233°W / 49.000; -31.233) with small arms and extensive hull damage that necessitated her scuttling. Thirty of her 122 crew were killed. The next day her survivors were rescued by USS Goff and USS Barry (both ( United States Navy). She was scuttled by a Grumman Avenger from USS Card ( United States Navy) (50°12′N 30°48′W / 50.200°N 30.800°W / 50.200; -30.800).[1]
CHa-13  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class submarine chaser was sunk off the Shortland Islands by American aircraft.[2]
DB-4, DB-8,
DB-10, DB-11,
DB-15, DB-17
and DB-40
 Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1 class landing boats were lost on this date.[3]
KATShch-557  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type minesweeper was lost on this date.[4]
HMS LCV(P) 1040  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel was lost on this date.[5]
Marienburg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by Soviet aircraft off Steinort. The wreck was found in 2007.[6][7]
No. 019  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[8]
No. 45 and No. 72  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boats were lost on this date.[9]
No. 0128  Soviet Navy World War II: The K-193 Type ZK patrol boat was lost on this date.[10]
No. 0168, No. 0178
and No. 0188
 Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 type motor launches were lost on this date.[11]
No. 0912  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[12]
Ottaviano Augusto  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Capitani Romani-class cruiser was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft.[13]
SG 20  Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship, a former Generali-class torpedo Boat, struck a mine, eventually sinking in Genoa Harbor. Raised in 1944.[14]
U-405  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (49°00′N 31°14′W / 49.000°N 31.233°W / 49.000; -31.233) after being depth charged and rammed by USS Borie ( United States Navy) resulting in a small arms battle that killed most of the crew. The surviving crew scuttled the submarine but weren't picked up by any German or Allied vessels in the area. Lost with all hands.[15]
V 5525  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was damaged with gunfire by HNoMS MTB 709 and HNoMS MTB 712 (both  Royal Norwegian Navy) off Skorpa, Norway, and beached. The ship was then destroyed by fire. Of the 17 crew, six were killed and seven were wounded.[16]
V 5531  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk with gunfire by HNoMS MTB 709 and HNoMS MTB 712 ( boh  Royal Norwegian Navy) off Skorpa, Norway. All seventeen crew members were killed.[16]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Baron Semple  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic north of Ascension Island (approximately 5°S 21°W / 5°S 21°W / -5; -21) by U-848 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 62 crew.[17]
DB-4, DB-25
and DB-27
 Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1 class landing boats were lost on this date.[18]
Delagoa Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Delagoa Maru class-transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea or Yellow Sea (35°33′N 6°37′W / 35.550°N 6.617°W / 35.550; -6.617) by USS Trigger ( United States Navy). Some Navy aviation personnel, twelve Army civilian employees, seven gunners and 68 crew were killed.[19]
Ehime Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy O-112: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Kyushu (28°20′N 134°50′E / 28.333°N 134.833°E / 28.333; 134.833) by USS Halibut ( United States Navy). Five gunners and all 79 crew were killed.[20]
F 560  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[21]
Hatsukaze  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay: The Kagerō-class destroyer collided with Myōkō ( Imperial Japanese Navy), shearing off her bow and leaving her without power. She was then shelled and sunk off Bougainville Island (6°01′S 153°58′E / 6.017°S 153.967°E / -6.017; 153.967) by ships of Task Force 39, United States Navy,[Note 1] with the loss of all 240 hands.
Manko Maru  Japan World War II: The stores ship was bombed and sunk by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force's 3rd, 38th and 345th Bomb Groups at Rabaul, New Britain.[22]
No. 055  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[23]
No. 064  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[24]
No. 084  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[25]
No. 0123  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 type motor launch was lost on this date.[26]
No. 214 Za Stalingrad and No. 414  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1124 armored motor gunboats were lost on this date.[27]
No. 6685  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type minesweeper was lost on this date.[28]
Sendai  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay: The Sendai-class cruiser was shelled and damaged by ships of Task Force 39, United States Navy. She sank the next day off Bougainville Island (6°10′S 154°20′E / 6.167°S 154.333°E / -6.167; 154.333) with the loss her C.O. and 189 crewmen. Two hundred and thirty-six survivors were rescued by Imperial Japanese Navy destroyers, and Ro-104 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued Adm. Ijuin and 75 crewmen.
Storaa  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy CW 221: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Hastings, East Sussex by S 138 ( Kriegsmarine).[29]
TK-106 and TK-146 Osvodovets  Soviet Navy World War II: The D-3 class motor torpedo boats were sunk in the Baltic Sea by Kriegsmarine minesweepers.[30]
U-340  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Punta Almina, Morocco (35°33′N 6°37′W / 35.550°N 6.617°W / 35.550; -6.617) follow battle damage inflicted by HMS Active, HMS Fleetwood and HMS Witherington (all  Royal Navy) and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft on 179 Squadron, Royal Air Force. One of her 49 crew was killed.
Ume Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy O-112: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Kyushu (28°56′N 135°26′E / 28.933°N 135.433°E / 28.933; 135.433) by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy). Thirty-six passengers, 25 gunners and 24 crewmen were killed.[31]
W-26  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The W-19-class minesweeper was bombed and damaged by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force's 3rd, 38th and 345th Bomb Groups at Rabaul. She was beached to prevent sinking. Refloated, repaired and returned to service.[32]
Yawata Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy O-112: The Yawata Maru-class transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Kyushu (28°20′N 135°20′E / 28.333°N 135.333°E / 28.333; 135.333) by USS Trigger ( United States Navy). Four gunners and 64 crew were killed.[19]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Chihaya Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy O-112: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy). Six crew were killed.[33]
Dona Isabel  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by S 136 ( Kriegsmarine).[6]
Foam Queen  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by S 100 and S 138 (both  Kriegsmarine).[6]
MS 33  Regia Marina World War II: The MS 11-class MS Boat was shelled and sunk off Pescari.[34]
Mont Viso  France World War II: Convoy KMS 30: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Ténès, Algeria (36°45′N 1°55′E / 36.750°N 1.917°E / 36.750; 1.917) by U-593 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 35 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Bryony ( Royal Navy).[35]
No. 054  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[36]
No. 079  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[37]
StuBo 1028  Kriegsmarine World War II: The StuBo42 type landing craft/motor launch was sunk on this date.[38]
Tanganyika  Kriegsmarine World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Wilhelmshaven during an American air raid.[6]
UJ 2206 Saint Martin Lagasse  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Naval Trawler/submarine chaser was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Porto Santo Stefano, Italy by USS PT-212 ( United States Navy).[6]
Ume Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy O-112: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (28°40′N 135°26′E / 28.667°N 135.433°E / 28.667; 135.433 by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy). Thirty-six passengers, 25 gunners and 24 crew were killed.[33]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Asayama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Solomon Islands by American aircraft.[6]
British Progress  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote. She was declared a constructive total loss.[6]
CHa-30  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class submarine chaser was sunk off Bougainville Island by American aircraft or USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[2][6]
F 126  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date. Raised, but not repaired.[39]
Giyu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Solomon Islands by American aircraft.[6]
HMS LCT 583  Royal Navy World War II: The Mk 1 Landing Craft Tank was lost in Home Waters.[40]
HMS MTB 606  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the North Sea by Kriegsmarine surface ships off the coast of the Netherlands.[41]
No. 101  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was sunk in the Black Sea by R 37,R 204 and R 211 all  Kriegsmarine

.[42][43]

No. 524  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was probably sunk in the Black Sea by R 37,R 204 and R 211 all  Kriegsmarine

.[44]

Ryuosan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was mined and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kavieng, New Ireland (02°40′S 150°40′E / 2.667°S 150.667°E / -2.667; 150.667).[45]
S 74  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot was attacked in the North Sea by British aircraft. She was scuttled by S 135 due to damage sustained.[6]
SKA-053  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was probably sunk in the Black Sea by R 37,R 204 and R 211 all  Kriegsmarine

.[46]

Tsukushi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Tsukushi-class survey ship was mined and sunk off Kavieng (02°40′S 150°40′E / 2.667°S 150.667°E / -2.667; 150.667).[45]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Beatrice Beck  United Kingdom World War II: The schooner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Martinique by U-218 ( Kriegsmarine).[47]
F 313  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[48]
KATShch-559  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type minesweeper was lost on this date.[49]
Militades  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Karpathos by HMS Seraph ( Royal Navy).[6]
No. 116 Molody Patriot Trudovykh Rezervov  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[50]
S-39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk in an air attack.[51]
U-848  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the South Atlantic south west of Ascension Island (10°09′S 18°00′W / 10.150°S 18.000°W / -10.150; -18.000 by three United States Navy Consolidated B-24 Liberators of Squadron VB-107 and two United States Army Air Forces North American B-25 Mitchells with the loss of all 63 crew.[52]
USS YCK-2  United States Navy World War II:The open cargo lighter was lost in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Breton Island (45°47′N 58°57′W / 45.783°N 58.950°W / 45.783; -58.950).[53]

6 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Asahi Maru No. 9  Japan World War II: The ship was bombed and sunk by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft west of Buka, Bougainville Island. Four crew were killed.[54]
USS Beatty  United States Navy World War II: Convoy KMF 25A: The Gleaves-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe with the loss of 11 of her 276 crew.
CH-11  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CH-4-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk west of Buka by American North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft.[54]
Chozan Maru  Japan World War II: The Water Tanker was bombed and sunk west of Buka by American North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft.[54]
DB-16 and DB-26  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1 class landing boats were lost on this date.[55]
Esterina  Regia Marina World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Split, Yugoslavia by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was raised post-war and repaired, re-entering service in 1952 as Sava.[29]
Marnix van St. Aldegonde  Netherlands World War II: Convoy KMF 25A: The passenger ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) off the Cape Bougaroin Light, Algeria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe. She was taken under tow, but sank the next day before making port.[6][56]
Narkyssos  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Karpathos by HMS Seraph ( Royal Navy).[6]
Santa Elena  United States World War II: Convoy KMF 25A: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 27 nautical miles (50 km) off Philippeville, Algeria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe. After temporarily abandoning the ship she was reboarded by her crew and gunners and taken under tow. The next day she suffered fatal damage when rammed by the damaged freighter Marnix van St. Aldegonde ( Netherlands) and sank. Four crewmen were killed.[6][57]
U-226  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (44°49′N 41°13′W / 44.817°N 41.217°W / 44.817; -41.217) by HMS Kite, HMS Starling, and HMS Woodcock (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 51 crew.[58]
U-842  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°42′N 42°08′W / 43.700°N 42.133°W / 43.700; -42.133) by HMS Starling and HMS Wild Goose (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 56 crew.[59]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1943
Ship Country Description
DB-9, DB-36 and DB-46  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1 class landing boats were lost on this date.[60]
GA 45  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Armorgos, Greece by HMS Pathfinder and HMS Penn (both  Royal Navy).[6]
Inushima Maru No. 6  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Amoy, China by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[6]
Kanlu  Japan World War II: The auxiliary sailing vessel was bombed and sunk at Amoy by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[6]
No. 16, No. 26, No. 66  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 16 class Landing Tenders were lost on this date.[61]
No. 65  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 11 class Landing Tender was sunk in the Black Sea by R 37,R 204 and R 211 all ( Kriegsmarine).[62][63]
SKA-053  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was probably sunk in the Black Sea by R 37,R 204 and R 211 all ( Kriegsmarine).[64]
No. 36, No. 65, No. 76  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 16 class Landing Tenders were sunk in the Black Sea by R 37,R 204 and R 211 all ( Kriegsmarine).[65]
No. 111  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[66]
No. 421  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1124 armored motor gunboat was lost on this date.[67]
Nagata Naru No. 28  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Amoy by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[6]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1943
Ship Country Description
DB-6 and DB-7  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1 class landing boats were lost on this date.[68]
Kyokuei Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy HI-14: The ship was torpedoed and sunk near Dangerous Ground, Palawan by USS Bluefish ( United States Navy). Survivors were rescued by Tsushima ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[69]
No. 25  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 11 class Landing Tender was lost on this date.[70]
No. 0122  Soviet Navy World War II: The PK-115 Type MO-2 patrol boat was sunk in the Black Sea by Kriegsmarine MFPs and minesweepers.[71][72]
Tango Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Makassar Strait off Bali, 24 nautical miles (45 km) south east of Cape Lubuanbini, Borneo (00°25′N 119°45′E / 0.417°N 119.750°E / 0.417; 119.750 by USS Rasher ( United States Navy). Two Japanese passengers and six Javanese crew were reported missing[73][74]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1943
Ship Country Description
F 112  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[75]
F 449  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2M minelaying Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[76]
HMS MTB 230  Royal Navy The Vosper 72 foot-class Motor Torpedo Boat was sunk in the North Sea in a collision with HMS MTB 222 ( Royal Navy).[77]
Taga Maru or Targo Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the South China Sea south east off Formosa (21°40′N 131°12′E / 21.667°N 131.200°E / 21.667; 131.200) by USS Sargo ( United States Navy). Six killed. Survivors were rescued by Satsuki ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[6][78]
U-707  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Azores, Portugal (40°31′N 20°17′W / 40.517°N 20.283°W / 40.517; -20.283) by a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of 220 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[79]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1943
Ship Country Description
HMMTB 222  Royal Navy The Vosper 72 foot-class Motor Torpedo Boat sank from damage sustained in a collision in the North Sea with HMMTB 230 ( Royal Navy).[80]
Kisogawa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Straits of Malacca by HMS Tally-Ho ( Royal Navy).[6]
Tokyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Canberra Maru-class transport was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean (04°06′N 150°17′E / 4.100°N 150.283°E / 4.100; 150.283) by USS Scamp ( United States Navy). Three crewmen were killed. She sank under tow on 12 November at (05°42′N 151°09′E / 5.700°N 151.150°E / 5.700; 151.150).[81]
Sambo  United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Aden 12°28′N 43°31′E / 12.467°N 43.517°E / 12.467; 43.517) by I-27 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). Nine gunners and three crewmen were killed. One gunner and 34 crewmen were rescued by Helgøy ( Norway).[82]
U-966  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Cape Ortegal, Spain by Consolidated B-24 Liberators and Vickers Wellington aircraft of 311 and 612 Squadrons, Royal Air Force and also by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss eight of her 50 crew.[83]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Argentinos  Germany World War II: The auxiliary sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by ORP Sokół ( Polish Navy).[6]
Birchbank  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 31: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Oran, Algeria by Luftwaffe aircraft. These comprised Dornier Do 217s of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100, Heinkel He 111s of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26 and Junkers Ju 88s of III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26.[6][84]
Cape San Juan  United States World War II: The Type C1-B cargo ship, converted into a troop transport, was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Viti Levu, Fiji (22°08′S 178°06′E / 22.133°S 178.100°E / -22.133; 178.100) by I-21 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). One hundred and thirty people were killed. Survivors were rescued by USS Dempsey, USS McCalla (both  United States Navy) and Edwin T. Merideth ( United States). She sank the next day.[85][86]
Carlier  Belgium World War II: Convoy KMS 31: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Oran, Algeria (36°13′N 0°05′W / 36.217°N 0.083°W / 36.217; -0.083) by bombing and aerial torpedoes dropped by aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 26 and Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe. A total of 67 crew and military personnel were killed.[6][87]
F 419  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2M Minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[88]
HMS ML 1244  Royal Navy World War II: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was lost as cargo when Indian Prince ( United Kingdom) was torpedoed and sunk by German aircraft off Oran.[89]
HMS ML 1289  Royal Navy World War II: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was lost as cargo when Indian Prince ( United Kingdom) was torpedoed and sunk by German aircraft off Oran.[90]
Indian Prince  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 31: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by German aircraft off Oran.[6][90]
Kanamayasai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Drum ( United States Navy).[6]
Kosei Maru  Japan World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea east of Okinawa Island by USS Sargo ( United States Navy).[78]
Kunitama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Ambon Island, Netherlands East Indies by USS Capelin ( United States Navy).[6]
MAS 555  Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 552-class MAS boat was scuttled by shore batteries at Leros, Greece to prevent capture.[91]
No. 076  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 type motor launch was lost on this date.[92]
Pampoon  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine).[6]
HMS Rockwood  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by a Henschel Hs 293 glide bomb dropped by aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe.[6]
Suzunami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was bombed, blown up and sank at Rabaul, New Britain (04°13′S 152°11′E / 4.217°S 152.183°E / -4.217; 152.183) by US Navy carrier planes. One hundred and forty-eight crew were killed.[93]
Trapani  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Kos, Greece by HMS Jervis and HMS Penn (both  Royal Navy).[6]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Banco  Kriegsmarine The coaster collided with NKi 11 ( Kriegsmarine) off Berlevåg, Norway and capsized. Raised in 1946, repaired and returned to service as Paust in 1948 for a Norwegian owner.[94]
Ch-20  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Harder ( United States Navy.[6]
DB-1 and DB-37  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1 class landing boats were lost on this date.[95]
HMS ML 358  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Leros: The Fairmile B motor launch was lost off Leros, Greece.[96]
Misago Maru No. 11  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Mariana Islands (21°40′N 144°40′E / 21.667°N 144.667°E / 21.667; 144.667) by USS Harder ( United States Navy).[97]
Muko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk 110 nautical miles (200 km) north north east of Truk (09°02′N 152°46′E / 9.033°N 152.767°E / 9.033; 152.767) by USS Thresher ( United States Navy). Eighteen crew were killed.[98]
No. 71  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[99]
PiLB 391  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[100]
Theodoric  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Burnas Lagoon by M-111 ( Soviet Navy).[6]
U-508  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°00′N 7°30′W / 46.000°N 7.500°W / 46.000; -7.500) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 57 crew.[101]
V 602 Richard C. Krogmann  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Charente.[6]
USS YC-857  United States Navy The non self-propelled covered lighter ran aground and sank off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.[102]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Cormorant  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Humber Estuary.[6]
HMS Dulverton  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Leros: The Hunt-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the Aegean Sea off Leros, Greece by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of the Luftwaffe carrying Henschel Hs 293 glider bombs. She was scuttled by HMS Belvoir ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 78 of her 198 crew.
I-34  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type B1 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Malacca Strait 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of the Muka Lighthouse, Malaya (05°17′N 100°05′E / 5.283°N 100.083°E / 5.283; 100.083) by HMS Taurus ( Royal Navy). Eighty-four crew were killed, fourteen survivors were rescued by a junk.[103]
No. 31  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1124 armored motor gunboat was lost on this date.[104]
Nachisan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Trigger ( United States Navy).[6]
Nikkai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea by USS Ray ( United States Navy).[105]
Pompoon  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) north of Cartagena, Colombia (approximately 11°N 75°W / 11°N 75°W / 11; -75) by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Panamanian merchant ship.[106]
Shireteko Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of the Marianas Islands by USS Scorpion ( Royal Navy).[6]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Kozui Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Grayback ( United States Navy).[107]
HMS LCT 333, HMS LCT 343 and HMS LCT 385  Royal Navy The Landing Craft, Tanks were lost in a storm off Land's End.[108][109][110]

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1943
Ship Country Description
F 592  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2A Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by M-117 ( Soviet Navy).[6]
Kyokko Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 777: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Subic Bay (14°52′N 119°56′E / 14.867°N 119.933°E / 14.867; 119.933) by USS Crevalle ( United States Navy). Eight troops and two crew were killed.[111]
No. 35  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[112]
PiLB 482  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[113]
PVO-11, PVO-13  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboats was beached after being damaged by MFPs in the Black Sea. Later repaired and returned to service.[114]
PVO-24  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboat was sunk in the Black Sea when rammed by an MFP.[115]
HMS Quail  Royal Navy World War II: The Q-class destroyer struck a mine and was damaged in the Adriatic Sea off Bari, Apulia, Italy with the loss of nineteen crew and was beached. Refloated in December 1943 and temporarily repaired at Bari. Towed to Taranto in April 1944. Foundered on 18 June 1944 in the Gulf of Taranto (40°05′N 17°52′E / 40.083°N 17.867°E / 40.083; 17.867) whilst under tow to Malta.[116]
UJ 102  Kriegsmarine World war II:The submarine chaser was sunk in the Black Sea by the explosion of a sunken ship which she depth charged. The wreck contained a cargo of ammunition.[6]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1943
Ship Country Description
USS Corvina  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk, South Pacific Mandate (5°05′N 151°10′E / 5.083°N 151.167°E / 5.083; 151.167) by I-176 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of all 60 crew.
Kyoritsu Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: The transport ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of New Britain by Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy.[6]
HMS LCT 322  Royal Navy World War II: The Landing Craft, Tank foundered off Gijón, Spain.[117]
HMS LCT 418  Royal Navy The Landing Craft, Tank was lost in a storm off the north west coast of France.[118]
No. 0113 and No. 0153  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 type motor launches were lost on this date.[119]
SF 105  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[120]
Tetsuwa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Canton, China by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[6]
Tramaglio  Regia Marina World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[121]
U-280  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland (49°11′N 27°32′W / 49.183°N 27.533°W / 49.183; -27.533) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 49 crew.[122]
Ukishima  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Sokuten-class minelayer was lost to an unknown cause, possibly by a mine, in the Sagami-nada Sea 11 miles south east of Hatsushima (34°55′N 139°22′E / 34.917°N 139.367°E / 34.917; 139.367).[6][123]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1943
Ship Country Description
USS McKean  United States Navy World War II: The high-speed transport, a former Wickes-class destroyer, was torpedoed and sunk in the Solomon Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) south west of Cape Torokina, Bougainville Island (06°31′S 154°52′E / 6.517°S 154.867°E / -6.517; 154.867) by a Mitsubishi G4M aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. Survivors were rescued by USS Sigourney and USS Talbot (both  United States Navy).[6]
Ruby  Colombia World War II: The sailing trawler was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north of Colón, Panama by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 11 crew.[6][124]
Hie Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 2152: The Heian Maru-class submarine tender was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 385 nautical miles (713 km) south west of Truk, South Pacific Mandate (01°45′N 148°45′E / 1.750°N 148.750°E / 1.750; 148.750) by USS Drum ( United States Navy).[125]
No. 76  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was sunk by a mine in the Black Sea.[126][127]
PVO-10  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboat was lost on this date.[128]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1943
Ship Country Description
HMS Chanticleer  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy MKS 30: The Black Swan-class sloop was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) east north east of the Azores, Portugal (40°06′N 19°48′W / 40.100°N 19.800°W / 40.100; -19.800) by U-515 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 192 crew. She was towed to Ponta Delgado where she was declared a total loss. Subsequently used as an accommodation ship at Horta. Scrapped in 1946.[129]
Empire Dunstan  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Ionian Sea, off Taranto, Italy (39°24′N 17°40′E / 39.400°N 17.667°E / 39.400; 17.667) by U-81 ( Royal Navy) with the loss of two of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lom ( Norway).
Ondo  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines by USS Bluefish ( United States Navy).[6]
Sambridge  United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Aden south east of Aden (11°25′N 47°25′E / 11.417°N 47.417°E / 11.417; 47.417) by I-27 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). The ship's 2nd Officer was taken as a prisoner of war. Eleven gunners and 37 crewmen were rescued by Tarantia ( United Kingdom) and HMS Teviot Bank ( Royal Navy).[82][130]
Sanae  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Wakatake-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) south of Basilan Island (4°52′N 122°07′E / 4.867°N 122.117°E / 4.867; 122.117) by USS Blackfish or USS Bluefish (both  United States Navy).[6][131]
U-718  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was accidentally rammed and sunk in the Baltic Sea (55°12′N 15°24′E / 55.200°N 15.400°E / 55.200; 15.400) by U-476 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 43 of her 50 crew.[132]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Aghios Antonios  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Crete by ORP Sokół ( Polish Navy).[6]
Daigen Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Canton, China by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[6]
Giovanni Boccaccio  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Aegean Sea off Monemvasia, Greece by HMS Sickle ( Royal Navy). She was deliberately run ashore and wrecked.[29]
Hokko Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 4114: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Asuncion Island, Mariana Islands (22°27′N 147°15′E / 22.450°N 147.250°E / 22.450; 147.250) by USS Harder ( United States Navy). Twenty-one passengers and 24 crew were killed.[133]
Konstantinos  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Crete by ORP Sokół ( Polish Navy).[6]
Möwe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Crete by ORP Sokół ( Polish Navy).[6]
Nekko Maru or Nikko Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 4114: The ore carrier was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean north east of Asuncion Island (24°47′N 147°20′E / 24.783°N 147.333°E / 24.783; 147.333) by USS Harder ( United States Navy). She sank the next day. Five gunners and 45 crew were killed.[6][133]
USS PT-147  United States Navy World War II: The Elco 80' PT boat was run aground off Teliata Point, New Guinea and scuttled(05°55′S 147°20′E / 5.917°S 147.333°E / -5.917; 147.333).[134]
USS SC-1067  United States Navy World War II: The SC-497 Class submarine chaser foundered off Attu Alaska.[135]
USS Sculpin  United States Navy World War II: The Sargo-class submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Pacific Ocean north of New Guinea by the destroyer Yamagumo ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She was scuttled with the loss of nineteen of her 54 crew.
U-211  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Azores, Portugal (40°15′N 19°18′W / 40.250°N 19.300°W / 40.250; -19.300) by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 179 Squadron, Royal Air Force.[136]
Udo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 4114: The cargo ship was torpedoed, broke in two, and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Asuncion Island by USS Harder ( United States Navy). Five crew were killed.[133]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Awata Maru  Japan World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Grayback ( United States Navy).[107]
USS Discoverer  United States Navy The Auk-class minesweeper ran aground off Prince Rupert Island, British Columbia, Canada and was severely damaged. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.
Drepanum  Germany The cargo ship was sunk in a collision off Vinga Lighthouse, Sweden.[137]
F 386  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[138]
Jela  Kingdom of Yugoslavia World War II: The three-masted schooner struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Bari, Apulia, Italy (41°09′N 16°51′E / 41.150°N 16.850°E / 41.150; 16.850).[139]
No. 103  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 11 class Landing Tender was lost on this date.[140]
Naples Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Daifuko Maru No. 1-class transport was bombed and sunk north of New Ireland (03°43′S 151°04′E / 3.717°S 151.067°E / -3.717; 151.067) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy. One hundred and twenty-one troops and five crew were killed. Survivors were rescued by CH-17 and CH-18 (both( Imperial Japanese Navy)).[141]
USS PT-147  United States Navy World War II: The PT boat ran aground off Teliata Point, New Guinea, and was destroyed to prevent capture.[142]
U-536  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Azores, Portugal (43°50′N 19°39′W / 43.833°N 19.650°W / 43.833; -19.650) by HMCS Calgary, HMCS Snowberry (both  Royal Canadian Navy) and HMS Nene ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 38 of her 55 crew.[143]
U-768  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided with U-745 ( Kriegsmarine) in the Gulf of Danzig (54°30′N 19°15′E / 54.500°N 19.250°E / 54.500; 19.250) and sank. All 44 crew survived.[144]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1943
Ship Country Description
AD 305 Beryl France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[145]
Eizan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea or Yellow Sea by USS Trigger ( United States Navy).[19]
Empire Arthur  United Kingdom The coastal tanker capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off Freetown, Sierra Leone. She was salvaged in 1948 and returned to service in 1949.
Marsa  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by a Henschel Hs 293 glide bomb dropped by a Heinkel He 177 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe.[6]
No. 402  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1125 armored motor gunboat was lost on this date.[146]
Nerucci  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Livorno, Italy by Protée ( Free French Naval Forces).[6]
Nichii Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No. 1210: The auxiliary ammunition ship was bombed, and set on fire, and abandoned in the Pacific Ocean east of Manus and west south west of Mussau Island, St. Mathias Island Group (01°55′S 149°00′E / 1.917°S 149.000°E / -1.917; 149.000) by Consolidated B-24 Liberators. Her C.O. and 4 crewmen were killed. She sank on 25 November.[147]
PVO-22  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboat was lost on this date.[148]
PVO-12, PVO-20  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboats were sunk in the Black Sea by German shore batteries.[149]
Shinko Maru  Japan World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk off Taberfane, New Guinea by Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Force, and also by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[6]
Shinwa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Manokwri, New Guinea by Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[6]
Suisan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk off the south coast of New Britain by Douglas Boston aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[6]
U-284  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Greenland after suffering storm damage. All 49 crew survived.[150]
U-538  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (45°40′N 19°35′W / 45.667°N 19.583°W / 45.667; -19.583) by HMS Crane and HMS Foley (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 55 crew.[151]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Arcturus  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea south west of Ålesund, Norway by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 144 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of four crew. She was taken in tow but was torpedoed and sunk by Ula ( Royal Norwegian Navy) with the loss of four more crew.[152]
HMS Barflake  Royal Navy World War II: The Bar-class boom defence vessel struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Naples, Italy (41°08′N 16°52′E / 41.133°N 16.867°E / 41.133; 16.867).[153]
Daishu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy).[33]
HMS Hebe  Royal Navy World War II: The Halcyon-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Bari, Apulia, Italy (41°08′N 16°52′E / 41.133°N 16.867°E / 41.133; 16.867) with the loss of 37 of her 105 crew.[154][155]
Kashima Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The repair ship struck a mine and sank in the Pacific Ocean off Macao.[6]
Kinyamasan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No. 1210: The Peacetime Standard Type C cargo ship (a.k.a. Kanyamasan Maru) was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) north north west of Mussau Island, St. Mathias Island Group (01°00′N 149°20′E / 1.000°N 149.333°E / 1.000; 149.333) by Consolidated B-24 Liberators. 2 crewmen were killed.[156]
Kiso Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Palau by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy).[6]
HNoMS MTB 626  Royal Norwegian Navy The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat burned at Lerwick.[157]
HMS MTB 686  Royal Navy The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat burned at Lerwick.[158]
W45, W47 and W48  Royal Navy World War II: The Welman submarines were scuttled at Bergen, Norway during a failed attempt to sink a floating dock there.[6]
Yamato Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Palau by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy).[6]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Alma  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Naxos, Greece.[159]
Elena  Romanian Naval Forces World War II: The auxiliary patrol ship was lost on this date.[160]
Elizabeth Kellogg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Cristóbal, Panama (11°10′N 80°42′W / 11.167°N 80.700°W / 11.167; -80.700) by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two gunners and eight crew. Survivors were rescued by USS SC-1017 ( United States Navy) and USAT Y-10 ( United States Army).[161]
F 536  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Marinefahrprahm foundered on this date.[162]
I-35  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type B submarine was depth charged by USS Frazier and USS Meade, shelled by USS Tennessee (BB-43) (all  United States Navy) and then rammed and sunk west of Betio, Tarawa (01°22′N 172°47′E / 1.367°N 172.783°E / 1.367; 172.783) by USS Frazier, with a loss of 92 of 95 crew members. The three survivors rescued by USS Frazier and USS Meade, a fourth crewman survived the sinking but was killed when he opened fire on the rescue party.[163]
Kizam Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Halmahera, Netherlands East Indies by USS Capelin ( United States Navy).[6]
Marie Mad AD 183 France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[164]
Nekka Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy HI-21: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea south of Shushan Island (28°49′N 122°11′E / 28.817°N 122.183°E / 28.817; 122.183) by USS Gudgeon ( United States Navy). 387 troops and crew killed.[165]
USS PT-322  United States Navy World War II: The Elco 80' PT boat was run aground off Hardenberg Point, New Guinea and scuttled (06°09′S 147°36′E / 6.150°S 147.600°E / -6.150; 147.600).[166]
PVO-27  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboat was lost when beached following being shelled and damaged by MFPs.[167][168]
SG 21  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Escort, a salvaged former Chamois class Avisos/minesweeper, was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft at Toulon. Later raised again by the Germans.[169]
HMS Santa  Royal Navy World War II: The naval whaler was sunk by a mine off La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy.[170]
Santa Fé  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by D-4 ( Soviet Navy) off Yevpatoria, Soviet Union (45°05′N 33°16′E / 45.083°N 33.267°E / 45.083; 33.267).[6][171][172]
Wakamiya  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-21: The Etorofu-class escort ship was torpedoed, blew up, broke in half and sunk in the East China Sea south of Shushan Island (28°38′N 122°09′E / 28.633°N 122.150°E / 28.633; 122.150) by USS Gudgeon ( United States Navy). 130 of 134 crew killed.[165]
Weissenberg  Germany World War II: The tanker was sunk in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands by Royal Air Force aircraft.[6]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Achéron  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Redoutable-class submarine was bombed and sunk at Toulon, Var by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[6]
Aigle  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Aigle-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Toulon by USAAF bombers. The wreck was later salvaged and scrapped.[173]
Aude  Kriegsmarine World War II: The transport ship was bombed and sunk at Toulon by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[6]
Eisstrom  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Ålesund, Norway by Ula ( Royal Norwegian Navy).[174]
FR 11  Kriegsmarine World War II: The La Galissonnière-class cruiser, 85% rebuilt after being scuttled a year earlier, was bombed and sunk at Toulon by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[6][173]
FR 53  Kriegsmarine The Chamois-class aviso was bombed and sunk at Toulon by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[6]
John P.Gaines  United States The Liberty ship broke in two off the Aleutian Islands, Alaska (55°15′N 159°00′W / 55.250°N 159.000°W / 55.250; -159.000). The bow section sank, the stern section was beached on the Alaskan coast.[175]
USS Liscome Bay  United States Navy World War II: The Casablanca-class escort carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near the Gilbert Islands by I-175 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
HMS MTB 73  Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72 foot-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by German aircraft off La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy.[176]
Melville E. Stone  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean 100 nautical miles (190 km) north west of Cristobal, Panama (10°36′N 80°19′W / 10.600°N 80.317°W / 10.600; -80.317) by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one passenger, two gunners and twelve crew of the 88 people on board. Survivors were rescued by USS SC-662 and USS SC-1023 (both  United States Navy).[177][178]
Naïade  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sirène-class submarine was bombed and sunk at Toulon by United State Army Air Force aircraft.[6]
R-1  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-1 minesweeper was sunk by Allied aircraft at Toulon, France. Raised and scrapped.[6][179]
R-3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-2 minesweeper was sunk by Allied aircraft at Toulon, France. Raised and scrapped.[6][180]
S 56  Kriegsmarine World War II: The E-boat was sunk by aircraft in the Toulon shipyard, France.[6][181]
TA-12  Kriegsmarine World War II: The La Melpomène-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Toulon by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the United States Army Air Forces.[182]
Vs 119 Sophie Regina  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Naval Trawler/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[183]
Volta  French Navy World War II: The Mogador-class destroyer, previously scuttled at Toulon, France, and raised in May 1943 but left unrepaired, was bombed and sunk at Toulon by United States Army Air Forces aircraft.[184]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1943
Ship Country Description
I-19  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type B1 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Makin Island (03°10′N 177°55′E / 3.167°N 177.917°E / 3.167; 177.917) by USS Radford ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 105 crew.[185]
Kenzan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (00°51′N 146°00′E / 0.850°N 146.000°E / 0.850; 146.000) by USS Albacore ( United States Navy). Seven crew killed.[186]
Kilstraum  Norway World War II: The coaster was sunk off Kya, Norway, by HNoMS MTB 668 ( Royal Norwegian Navy) and HMMTB 669 ( Royal Navy).[6]
HMMTB 668  Royal Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was attacked in the North Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft and was abandoned by her crew.[6]
Makinami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Cape St. George: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Cape St. George, New Ireland by USS Charles Ausburne ( United States Navy).[187]
Ōnami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Cape St. George: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Cape St. George by USS Charles Ausburne ( United States Navy).[187]
Onoe Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea by USS Raton ( United States Navy).[188]
Ro-100  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was sunk by a mine north east of Buin. Thirty-eight crew were killed, twelve survived.[189]
Toa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) north of Seniavina Island, Ponape, Mariana Islands (08°22′N 158°00′E / 8.367°N 158.000°E / 8.367; 158.000) by USS Searaven ( United States Navy). Three gunners and 15 crew were killed. One hundred and seventeen survivors were rescued by Japanese destroyer Akigumo ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[190][191]
U-600  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores, Portugal (40°31′N 22°07′W / 40.517°N 22.117°W / 40.517; -22.117) by HMS Bazely and HMS Blackwood (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 54 crew.[192]
U-849  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the South Atlantic off the Congo Estuary (6°30′S 5°40′W / 6.500°S 5.667°W / -6.500; -5.667) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 63 crew.[193]
Yūgiri  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Cape St. George: The Fubuki-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Cape St. George, New Ireland by USS Charles Ausburne, USS Claxton, USS Dyson, all ( United States Navy). I-177 and I-181 (both  Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued 289 survivors.[194]
Wolga-Don  Romania World War II: The coastal tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea west of the Crimea Peninsula by L-6 ( Soviet Navy).[6]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Genchi Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Canton, China by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[6]
Morar  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Humber Estuary.[6]
Nikkai Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed, broke into three pieces, and sank in the Pacific Ocean 210 nautical miles (390 km) south south west of Puluwat Island, Caroline Islands (04°12′N 148°26′E / 4.200°N 148.433°E / 4.200; 148.433) by USS Ray ( United States Navy).[195]
Ogurasan Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy No. 444: The Type 1TM tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east of Baie de Xuau, Annam, French Indochina (13°25′N 109°30′E / 13.417°N 109.500°E / 13.417; 109.500) by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy). Thirty crew were killed.[196]
Onoe Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Kavieng (00°40′N 148°20′E / 0.667°N 148.333°E / 0.667; 148.333) by USS Raton ( United States Navy). One crewman was killed, her commander and 195 crew were rescued by CH-40 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[197]
PVO-26  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboat was lost on this date.[198]
Rohna  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy KMF-26A: The troopship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Jidelli, Algeria by a Henschel Hs 293 glide bomb from a Heinkel He 177 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. A thousand and fifteen troops, eleven gunners, one hospital orderly and 122 crew were killed. Six hundred and sixty survivors were rescued by USS Pioneer ( United States Navy).
San Ramon Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The San Ramon Maru-class oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (33°35′N 128°45′E / 33.583°N 128.750°E / 33.583; 128.750) by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy). 36 Gunners and 28 crew killed.[33]
Shini Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean between Palau and Truk by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy).[199]
Tainan Maru or Tonan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 444: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 16 miles east of Baie de Xuau, Annam, French Indochina (13°25′N 109°30′E / 13.417°N 109.500°E / 13.417; 109.500) by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy). 24 crew killed.[6][196]
Yuho Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in Brunei Bay by USS Pargo ( United States Navy).[200]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Buenos Aires Maru  Imperial Japanese Army (Flag of the Red Cross.pngRed Cross): World War II: The Buenos Aires Maru-class hospital ship was bombed and sunk in the Steffen Strait between New Hanover Island and New Ireland, off St. Matthias Island, (02°40′S 149°20′E / 2.667°S 149.333°E / -2.667; 149.333) by a B-24 Liberator. One hundred and fifty-eight men and nurses were killed; survivors were rescued by Imperial Japanese Navy submarine chasers.[201]
Gouverneur General Van Vollenhoven France Vichy French World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Cap Varella, French Indochina by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy).[202]
Hakone Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 222: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk south east of Foochow, China by B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[203]
John P. Gaines  United States The Liberty ship broke in two in the Pacific Ocean off the Aleutian Islands, Alaska (55°15′N 159°00′W / 55.250°N 159.000°W / 55.250; -159.000). The bow section sank, the stern section came ashore on the coast of Alaska.[175]
HMML 126  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was lost off the west coast of Italy.[204]
Palma  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Lemnos, Greece by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[6]
Scotia  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (03°00′S 69°08′E / 3.000°S 69.133°E / -3.000; 69.133) by I-37 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of eight of her 40 crew when I-37 machine gunned the lifeboats. Survivors were rescued by HMT Okapi ( Royal Navy).[205]
V 1340  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk at Noordwijk, North Holland, Netherlands by British aircraft.[6]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Beryl France Vichy France World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of French Indochina by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy.[6]
F 108  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm, was sunk on this date.[206]
Hokko Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy SO-505: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea (01°40′N 141°51′E / 1.667°N 141.850°E / 1.667; 141.850) by USS Raton ( United States Navy). Three crew were killed.[188]
Ramses  Germany World War II: The blockade breaker was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) west of the Australian coast to prevent capture by HMAS Cessnock, HMAS Toowoomba (both  Royal Australian Navy) and HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerck ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[207]
Sebenico  Yugoslavia World War II: The passenger ship was bombed and sunk at Zara by British aircraft.[6]
Sydney Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy No. 340: The Sydney Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off French Indochina (12°50′N 109°35′E / 12.833°N 109.583°E / 12.833; 109.583) by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy). Five gunners and 38 crew were killed. Survivors rescued by CH-9 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[208]
Tonan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 340: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off French Indochina (12°50′N 109°35′E / 12.833°N 109.583°E / 12.833; 109.583) by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy). Forty-nine survivors were rescued by CH-9 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). Eighty-four crew were killed.[208]
U-542  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Madeira, Portugal (39°03′N 16°25′W / 39.050°N 16.417°W / 39.050; -16.417) by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 179 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 56 crew.[209]
Van Vollenhoven France Vichy France World War II: The coaster was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of French Indochina by USS Bowfin ( United States Navy).[6]
Yuri Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy Convoy SO-505: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea (01°40′N 141°51′E / 1.667°N 141.850°E / 1.667; 141.850) by USS Raton ( United States Navy). 38 troops of the IJA 2nd Debarkation Unit and 14 crew killed. 180 survivors rescued by Columbia Maru ( Imperial Japanese Army).[188]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Athenia Livanos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Aden by I-27 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) (12°23′N 44°00′E / 12.383°N 44.000°E / 12.383; 44.000) . Two passengers and nine crewmen were killed.[130]
I-21  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type B submarine was probably torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off of Tarawa by Grumman TBF Avenger airccraft from USS Chenango ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 101 crew.[210]
Kenryu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshū by USS Snapper ( United States Navy).[211]
Manju Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of the Mariana Islands by USS Pargo ( United States Navy).[200]
USS Perkins  United States Navy The Mahan-class destroyer was in collision with the troopship Duntroon (Australia Australian Army) in the Pacific Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Ipoteto Island, New Guinea and sank with the loss of four lives.
Shiganoura Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands by USS Snook ( United States Navy).[212]
Suez Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Yoshida Maru No. 2-class cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea north of Bali, Netherlands East Indies (06°20′S 116°30′E / 6.333°S 116.500°E / -6.333; 116.500) by USS Bonefish ( United States Navy) while transporting sick Japanese personnel and prisoners of war. Eight hundred and fifty prisoners of war and 69 Japanese were killed in the sinking. Two hundred and five Japanese troops and 93 crew were rescued by W-12 ( Imperial Japanese Navy); she then massacred the surviving 200–250 PoWs in the water.[213]
U-86  Kriegsmarine World War II: the Type VIIB submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Azores (40°52′N 18°54′W / 40.867°N 18.900°W / 40.867; -18.900) by HMS Tumult and HMS Rocket (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.[214]
V 1227 ( Kriegsmarine) World War II: The KFK 2 class naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[215]
Yamafuku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No. 3123: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands (18°21′N 140°08′E / 18.350°N 140.133°E / 18.350; 140.133) by USS Snook ( United States Navy). Sixty crew were killed.[212]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1943
Ship Country Description
Columbia Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy SO-505: The Columbia Maru class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea (01°26′N 148°20′E / 1.433°N 148.333°E / 1.433; 148.333) by USS Gato  United States Navy). One crewman was killed. Survivors were rescued by CH-24 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[216]
Fort de Vaux  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine). All 61 crew survived.[217]
Himalaya Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Somedono Maru class troopship was bombed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea south of New Hanover (02°47′S 150°25′E / 2.783°S 150.417°E / -2.783; 150.417) by USN PBYs. Two comfort women, 27 troops and six crew were killed.[218]
Shoko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of the Mariana Islands by USS Pargo ( United States Navy).[200]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1943
Ship Country Description
Agia Tryos  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between 14 and 18 November by HMS Sibyl ( Royal Navy).[6]
HMS Attendant  Royal Navy World War II:The Armed Yacht was lost some time in November.[219]
BKA-132  Soviet Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
Canelos  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between 14 and 18 November by HMS Sibyl ( Royal Navy).[6]
USS Capelin  United States Navy World War II: The Balao-class submarine was lost in the Celebes Sea on active service. She may have struck a mine and sank on 23 November. All 60 crew were lost.
Donau  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or on 5 December, 1943.[6][220]
F 217  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk some time in November.[221]
F 305  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type B Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or on 5 December, 1943.[6][222]
F 341  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or on the 30th.[6][223]
F 360  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or 3 July, 1944 in Italian waters. Salvaged and put in service as MTC 1107

( Marina Militare) May, 1950.[6][224]

F 380  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type B Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or surrendered at the end of the War.[6][225]
F 571  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2M minelayer Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or captured by Bulgaria 29 August, 1944.[6][226]
F 573  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or on the 30th.[6][227]
F 574  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or on the 30th.[6][228]
F 594  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2AMarinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or on the 28th.[6][229]
Kamoi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Raton ( United States Navy) on 26 or 28 November.[6]
KT-173  Soviet Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
KT-411  Soviet Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
KT-509  Soviet Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
HMS LCM 181  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft, Mechanized was lost some time in November.[230]
HMS LCP(M) 14,  Royal Navy World War II:The landing craft, personnel (Mortar) was lost some time in November.[231]
Nixe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November, or on the 30th.[6][232]
No. 14  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 11 class Landing Tender was lost sometime in November.[233]
PVO-26  Soviet Navy World War II: The PVO-10 class anti aircraft motorboat was lost on the 15th, or damaged and lost by beaching on the 26th.[234][235]
San Demetrios  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between 14 and 18 November by HMS Sibyl ( Royal Navy).[6]
HMS Simoom  Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was lost in the western Mediterranean sometime between 2 and 15 November. All 48 crew were lost.
SKA-0105  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
SKA-0114  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
SKA-0135  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
SKA-0158  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
SKA-0178  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
SKA-0192  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was lost in the Black Sea in action against German forces between 1 and 11 November.[6]
SKA-01012  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was torpedoed and in the Black Sea by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote between 1 and 11 November.[6]
Stefanos  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between 14 and 18 November by HMS Sibyl ( Royal Navy).[6]
TKA-101  Soviet Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote between 1 and 11 November.[6]
U-648  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was lost on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean on or after 28 November with the loss of all 50 crew. Cause unknown, possibly struck a mine.[236]

Notes[edit]

^[Note 1] Task Force 39 comprise USS Charles Ausburne, USS Claxton, USS Cleveland, USS Columbia, USS Converse, USS Dyson, USS Foote, USS Montpelier, USS Denver, USS Spence, USS Stanly and USS Thatcher.

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