List of shipwrecks in October 1944

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

October 1944
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1 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Ajiro  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No. 3927: The Ajiro-class minelayer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Bonin Islands by USS Snapper ( United States Navy).[1]
Hikane Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy).[2]
Hiyori Maru  Japan World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy).[2]
Kokusei Maru  Japan World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy).[2]
Kyokuho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MIMA-11: The Type 1TL oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west of Luzon, Philippines (16°11′N 119°44′E / 16.183°N 119.733°E / 16.183; 119.733) by USS Cabrilla ( United States Navy). Forty-three troops, nine gunners, and 66 crewmen were killed.[3]
HMMTB 347  Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72 foot-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands by Kriegsmarine surface ships.[4]
HMMTB 360  Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72 foot-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden by Kriegsmarine surface ships.[5]
MO-512  Soviet Navy World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Reval, Estonia.[2]
Seian Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 3927: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Bonin Islands (28°20′N 139°25′E / 28.333°N 139.417°E / 28.333; 139.417) by USS Snapper ( United States Navy). Four troops and twelve crewmen were killed.[1]
T-1  Soviet Navy World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Reval.[2]
Takunan Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Japan by USS Trepang ( United States Navy).[2]
USS YMS-385  United States Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the Zowariau Channel off Ulithi Carolina Islands (09°52′N 139°37′E / 9.867°N 139.617°E / 9.867; 139.617).[6]
Zuiyo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MIMA-11: The oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west of Luzon (16°07′N 119°43′E / 16.117°N 119.717°E / 16.117; 119.717) by USS Cabrilla ( United States Navy). Two gunners, nineteen crewmen, and 45 survivors of Ural Maru ( Imperial Japanese Army) who were passengers on board, were killed.[3]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Azuchisan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Aspro ( United States Navy).[2]
GL 2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Crabe-class patrol tug was sunk by Allied aircraft at La Spezia, Italy.[7]
Higane Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-18: The Type 1K ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo, south west of Kudat off Gaya Bay (06°30′N 116°15′E / 6.500°N 116.250°E / 6.500; 116.250) by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy). Six troops and nine crewmen were killed.[8]
Hiyori Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-18: The Type 1K ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo, south west of Kudat off Gaya Bay (06°28′N 116°14′E / 6.467°N 116.233°E / 6.467; 116.233) by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy). Seven troops and 27 crewmen were killed.[8]
Kokusei Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-18: The Type 1K ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo, south west of Kudat off Gaya Bay (06°30′N 116°18′E / 6.500°N 116.300°E / 6.500; 116.300) by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy). Thirty-two troops and 47 crewmen were killed.[8]
M 7601  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a converted Pluvier-class patrol tug, was sunk by an internal explosion at La Spezia.[9]
11V3 Salamis  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was lost on this date.[10]
Tsar Ferdinand  Kriegsmarine World War II: The hospital ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) north-west of Skiathos, Greece, by Curie ( Free French Naval Forces).[11][12]
Tsuyama Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMA-28: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait (20°50′N 121°31′E / 20.833°N 121.517°E / 20.833; 121.517) by USS Pomfret ( United States Navy). A total of 1,273 troops were killed.[13]

3 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Bertha  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea south of Cassandreia, Greece by HMS Unswerving ( Royal Navy).[2][14]
GW 03  Kriegsmarine World War II: The coastal protection vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Skiathos, Greece by Curie ( Free French Naval Forces).[2]
I-177  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Samuel S. Miles ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 101 crew.
USS LCT-1052  United States Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank sank in a tropical storm at Ulithi, Caroline Islands.[15]
USS Seawolf  United States Navy World War II: The Sargo-class submarine was mistakenly depth charged and sunk in the Molucca Sea off Morotai, Netherlands East Indies by USS Richard M. Rowell ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 79 people on board.
USS Shelton  United States Navy World War II: The John C. Butler-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and damaged in the Molucca Sea off Morotai by Ro-41 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of thirteen of her 215 crew. She was taken under tow by USS Richard M. Rowell ( United States Navy) but later capsized and sank.
Vs 906 Schwalbe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[16]
Yard No. 922  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands by Allied aircraft.[2]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1944
Ship Country Description
CHa-92  Imperial Japanese Navy The CHa-1-class submarine chaser ran aground off northern Luzon, Philippines, and was abandoned.[17]
HMCS Chebogue  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: Convoy ONS 33: The River-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (49°20′N 24°20′W / 49.333°N 24.333°W / 49.333; -24.333) by U-1227 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 107 crew. She was towed to Port Talbot, Glamorgan, United Kingdom by HMCS Chambly ( Royal Canadian Navy). On 11 October she was driven aground at Port Talbot. Her 42 crew were rescued by the Mumbles Lifeboat. HMCS Chebogue was consequently declared a total loss. She was scrapped in February 1948.[18][19]
Elisabeth Bornhofen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Bergen, Norway by Allied aircraft.[20]
Elise Schulte  Germany World War II: The unfinished cargo ship was scuttled at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. She was raised post-war and completed as Stad Leiden for Dutch owners.[2]
Frankenfels  Germany World War II: The unfinished cargo ship was scuttled at Amsterdam. She was raised post-war and completed as Albiero for Dutch owners.[2]
Generale Carlo Montanari  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Generali-class destroyer, previously scuttled by her crew and then raised by the Germans but not repaired, was bombed and sunk at La Spezia by Allied aircraft.[21]
Gutenfels  Germany World War II: The unfinished cargo ship was scuttled at Amsterdam. She was raised post-war and completed as Heelsum for Dutch owners.[2]
Herta Johanne  Germany World War II: The lighter struck a mine and sank in Fehmarnsund.[2]
USS LCT-579  United States Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was sunk by a mine off Palau.[22]
Radøy  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Bergen, Norway by Royal Air Force aircraft. Wreck scrapped in summer 1945.[23]
SF 191  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was lost on this date.[24]
Sten  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Bergen, Norway, by Royal Air Force aircraft.[25] The wreck was delivered for scrapping at Stavanger on 4 April 1946.[26]
Taibin Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Flasher ( United States Navy).[2]
Ulv  Norway World War II: Convoy Al-635-Dr: The coaster was in collision with Altengamme ( Germany) at Ålesund, Norway and sank. She was raised post-war and repaired. Re-entered service in December 1949 as Gerold.[27]
U-92  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and damaged at Bergen by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was consequently withdrawn from service and later scrapped.[28]
U-228  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and sunk at Bergen by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
U-437  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and damaged at Bergen by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was struck from the Kriegsmarine list the next day and scrapped in 1946.[29]
U-993  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was destroyed in a Royal Air Force air raid on Bergen with the loss of two crew.[30]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS BYMS 2255  Royal Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by mine in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[31]
HMS HDML 1227  Royal Navy World War II: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was shelled and sunk off Piraeus, Greece by TA38 and TA39 (both  Kriegsmarine).[2][32]
Sperrbrecher 105 Prins Willem V  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was lost on this date.[33]
Pommern  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Toulon, France with the loss of almost all of her crew.[34]
SM 3  Merivoimat World War II: The SM-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Suursaari, Finland with the loss of 5 crew.[35]
Sparviero  Germany The uncompleted aircraft carrier was scuttled at Genoa, Italy.
Tatsushiro Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Manila, Philippines by USS Cod ( United States Navy).[2]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Aaro  United Kingdom The cargo ship dragged her anchor and collided with Yewdale ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel off the French coast. She was declared a total loss.[36]
Akane Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Whale ( United States Navy). A total of 747 troops and 63 crewmen were killed. Survivors were rescued by CD-21 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[37][38]
USS Asphalt  United States Navy The Trefoil-class concrete barge was wrecked at Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands in a storm.[39]
CD-21  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait off Luzon (19°45′N 118°22′E / 19.750°N 118.367°E / 19.750; 118.367) by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy). Lost with all 170 hands and all of the survivors from Akane Maru ( Japan).[38]
CHa-2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class submarine chaser was sunk west of Penang, Malaya by HMS Tally-Ho ( Royal Navy).[17]
F 1036  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
Hokurei Maru  Japan World War II: combined Convoys MATA-28 and MIMA-11: The tanker was torpedoed by USS Cabrilla ( United States Navy) and beached off Vigan, Luzon. Five passengers and four crewmen were killed.[41]
Kinugasa Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Whale ( United States Navy).[2]
HMS LCP(L) 7  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (large) was lost on this date.[42]
HMS LCP(L) 18  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (large) was lost on this date.[43]
M 4246 Frisia VIII  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[10]
Nordstern  Germany World War II: The training ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Memel by Shch-407 ( Soviet Navy).[2]
PiLB 39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was sunk at Saaremaa by Soviet bombers.[44]
I/6 Sirius  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was lost on this date.[24]
Triton  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Stralsund, Germany by Allied aircraft.[45]
U-168  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea (6°20′S 111°28′E / 6.333°S 111.467°E / -6.333; 111.467) by HNLMS Zwaardvisch ( Koninklijk Marine) with the loss of 23 of her 50 crew.
Yamamizu Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: combined Convoys MATA-28 and MIMA-11: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Vigan by USS Cabrilla ( United States Navy). Fifty-six of her 58 crew were killed.[41]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 73  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands by Allied aircraft. Later raised, repaired and returned to service.[2]
F 911  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk incomplete, probably at Gutehoffnungshutte, Wien, on this date.[40]
F 1030  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk incomplete, probably at Gutehoffnungshutte, Wien, on this date.[40]
F 1034  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
FR-11  Kriegsmarine World War II:The FR 7-class river minesweeper was lost on this date.[46]
GK 62  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Aegean Sea south west of Cassandreia, Greece by HMS Termagant and HMS Tuscan (both  Royal Navy).[2]
HMIS  HDML 1119  Royal Indian Navy World War II: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was sunk off Maungdaw, Burma by Allied aircraft.[47]
Kinugasa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: combined Convoys MATA-28 and MIMA-11: The transport was torpedoed and sunk off Luzon, Philippines (14°30′N 115°44′E / 14.500°N 115.733°E / 14.500; 115.733) by USS Baya and USS Hawkbill (both  United States Navy). Ten port Service workers and 33 crewmen were killed.[48]
Macassar Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport (a.k.a. Makassar Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan (17°46′N 119°40′E / 17.767°N 119.667°E / 17.767; 119.667) by USS Aspro and USS Hoe (both  United States Navy). Four marines, a gunner and three crew were killed.[2][49]
Petar Zrinjski  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[50]
Shinyo Maru No. 8  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west of Luzon by USS Cabrilla ( United States Navy.[2]
Shiretoko  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk west of Mindoro, Philippines by USS Cod and USS Ray (both  United States Navy).[2]
TA37 Gladio  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was sunk in the Aegean Sea south west of Cassandreia by HMS Termagant and HMS Tuscan (both  Royal Navy).[2][51]
UJ-2101 Birgitta  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Aegean Sea south west of Cassandreia by HMS Termagant and HMS Tuscan (both  Royal Navy).[2]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Achilles  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea north west of Chios, Greece by HMS Vivid ( Royal Navy).[2]
HMS BYMS 2030  Royal Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by a emine in Seine Bay (49°27′N 00°02′W / 49.450°N 0.033°W / 49.450; -0.033), west of Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.[52]
Freikoll  Norway World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea north of Florø, Norway by HNoMS MTB-711, HNoMS MTB-712 and HNoMS MTB-722 (all  Royal Norwegian Navy).[2] She came ashore south of Søreboneset. All nine crew were rescued by MTB-722.[53]
Horst  Germany World War II: The tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea north west of Chios by HMS Vivid ( Royal Navy).[2]
Kohoku Maru  Japan World War II: Combined Convoys MATA-28 and MIMA-11: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in Lingayen Gulf by USS Hoe ( United States Navy). A total of 361 civilian passengers, fifteen gunners and 41 crewmen were killed.[2][54][55]
HMCS Mulgrave  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: The Bangor-class minesweeper struck a mine in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France and was beached. She was declared a constructive total loss.[2]
Paul  Germany World War II: The tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea north west of Chios by HMS Vivid ( Royal Navy).[2]
Ro 24  Kriegsmarine World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Ventspils, Latvia by Shch-407 ( Soviet Navy).[2]
3  Germany World War II: The dredger was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Ventspils by Shch-407 ( Soviet Navy).[2]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1944
Ship Country Description
DW 36  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[56]
DW 37  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[57]
Elbing I  Germany World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk at "Mantu", Saaremaa, Estonia by Soviet A-20 Havocs.[2][58]
Iller  Germany World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk at "Mantu" by Soviet Ilyushin Il-2s.[2][59]
Inge Christophersen  Germany World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk at "Mantu" by Soviet Ilyushin Il-2s.[2][60]
USS LCT-459  United States Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost by grounding off the west coast of France.[61]
Ludolf Oldendorff  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Sirevåg, Norway by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[2][62]
M 3230 Freddy  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Jacqueline-class trawler/minesweeper was mined and sunk off Den Hoofden.[63]
Marie Seidler  Germany World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk at Saaremaa by Soviet Ilyushin Il-2s.[64]
Maros  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[65]
Sarp  Norway The coaster sank off Egersund, Norway. Later raised, repaired and returned to service.[66]
Shinki Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Kyushu by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).[2]
Tachibana Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-28: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south of Formosa (16°33′N 116°38′E / 16.550°N 116.633°E / 16.550; 116.633) by USS Sawfish ( United States Navy). 20 passengers killed. Survivors rescued by CD-8 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[67]
Tokuwa Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-28: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south of Formosa by USS Baya, USS Becuna and USS Hawkbill (all  United States Navy). Ten crewmen killed.[2][68]
UJ-1711 Otto N. Anderson  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Norway by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[2][69]
V 1303 Freiburg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands by vessels of the 4th MTB Flotilla, Royal Navy.[2]
Vesta  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship at Corinth, Greece.[2]
PiLB 39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was sunk at Saaremaa by Soviet bombers.[70]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Amgum  Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Reval, Estonia.[2]
CHa-87  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk off Ryuku by American aircraft.[17]
DW 36, DW 37, and DW 39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class naval drifters were lost on this date.[71]
Ejiri Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMA-29: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the South China Sea (16°10′N 119°45′E / 16.167°N 119.750°E / 16.167; 119.750) by USS Lapon ( United States Navy). She ran aground and exploded 2½ hours later after being abandoned. a total of 191 troops and eight crewmen were killed.[72]
Ha-61, Ha-62, Ha-63, Ha-65, Ha-66, and Ha-68  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C-class midget submarines were bombed and sunk at Unten, Okinawa by Grumman F6F Hellcats from USS Bunker Hill ( United States Navy).[73]
Jingei  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Jingei-class submarine tender was bombed and sunk off the coast of Okinawa 12 nautical miles (22 km) west south west of Ie Shima and 28 nautical miles (52 km) north north west of Naha (26°39′N 127°52′E / 26.650°N 127.867°E / 26.650; 127.867) by United States Navy aircraft. She sank in shallow water with her superstructure above water. One hundred crewmen were killed. Raised in 1952, towed to Japan and scrapped.[74]
Kaii  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Momo-class destroyer was sunk by United States Navy aircraft off Okinawa.[75]
Koei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard boat was sunk in the Strait of Malacca by HNLMS Zwaardvisch ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[2]
LS 8 and LS 9 ( Kriegsmarine) World War II: The LS 2 Type light schnellboots were lost on this date.[76]
Lok-Fahre  Kriegsmarine World War II: The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was sunk on this date.[77]
Loots  Soviet Union World War II: The tug was sunk at Tallinn by mines. Her master and three crewmen were killed.[78]
HMS MGB 663  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor gunboat was sunk by a mine in the Adriatic Sea off Rimini, Italy.[2][79]
No. 493, No. 496, No. 498, No. 805, No. 806, No. 810, No. 812, No. 813, No. 814, No. 820, No. 823  Imperial Japanese Navy The T-35-class motor torpedo boats were lost on this date.[80]
No. 500  Imperial Japanese Navy The T-33-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[81]
Olsa  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off Langfjord near Kirkenes, Norway by Allied aircraft.[82]
Sophia  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Aegean Sea by HMS Virtue ( Royal Navy).[2]
T-158  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The landing ship was sunk off Okinawa by United States Navy aircraft.[2]
TK-682  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[83]
Takashima  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No. 3927: The Sokuten-class minelayer was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north north west of Okinawa by United States Navy aircraft.[84]
U-2331  Kriegsmarine The Type XXIII submarine sank in the Baltic Sea off Hela Pomerania in a diving accident with the loss of fifteen of her nineteen crew.

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1944
Ship Country Description
F 625  Kriegsmarine World War II: The C2 Type Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea by HMMGB 634, HMMGB 637, HMMGB 638 and HMMGB 662 (all ( Royal Navy).[2]
F 942  Kriegsmarine World War II: The D Type Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and damaged in the Adriatic Sea by HMMGB 634, HMMGB 637, HMMGB 638 and HMMGB 662 (all ( Royal Navy). She was beached but was then destroyed by Allied forces.[2]
F 973  Kriegsmarine World War II: The D Type Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and damaged in the Adriatic Sea by HMMGB 634, HMMGB 637, HMMGB 638 and HMMGB 662 (all ( Royal Navy). She was beached but was then destroyed by Allied forces.[2]
FR-12  Kriegsmarine World War II: The FR 7-class river minesweeper was lost on this date.[46]
Gotia  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft at Langfjord, Norway.[85]
I-O-05  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[86]
I-O-54  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[87]
Joshu Go  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Strait by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[88]
USS LCT-293  United States Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank foundered in heavy weather in the English Channel.[89]
M 303  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Ocean off Kiberg, Norway by TKA-205 and TKA-219 (both  Soviet Navy).[2][90]
Oita Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Strait by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[88]
USS PT-368  United States Navy World War II: The ELCO 80'-class motor torpedo boat ran aground off Halmahera, New Guinea (01°59′N 127°57′E / 1.983°N 127.950°E / 1.983; 127.950) and was scuttled.[91]
Sarp  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by Allied aircraft off the coast of Norway.[2]
SF 45  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was lost on this date.[24]
T-105  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The landing ship was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Japan by USS Trepang ( United States Navy).[2]
TA40  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was scuttled on the north coast of Molat, Yugoslavia.[2]
UJ 202  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was scuttled on the north coast of Molat.[2]
UJ 208  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was scuttled on the north coast of Molat.[2]
V 6517  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk off Northern Norway by V-2 ( Soviet Navy).[92]
Ypanis  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Piraeus, Greece.[93]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Anna  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Volos, Greece by Allied aircraft.[94]
Asaka Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Asaka Maru-class transport was bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off the Pescadores (23°33′N 119°43′E / 23.550°N 119.717°E / 23.550; 119.717) by United States Navy aircraft.[95]
Braganza  Norway The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 32°40′S 48°30′W / 32.667°S 48.500°W / -32.667; -48.500) with the loss of three of the 53 people on board.[96]
Hakko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Takao, Formosa (22°37′N 119°34′E / 22.617°N 119.567°E / 22.617; 119.567) by United States Navy aircraft.[97]
Joshu Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was sunk in the South China Sea off the Pescadores by United States Navy aircraft.[2]
HMS Loyal  Royal Navy World War II: The L-class destroyer struck a mine in the Tyrrhenian Sea and was severely damaged. She was declared a constructive total loss.[2]
Lumme  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Ocean off Kirkenes, Norway by S104 ( Soviet Navy).[2][98]
Manryu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Makassar by HMS Strongbow ( Royal Navy).[2]
HMS MMS 835  Royal Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Gorgona Island, Italy.[99]
TA15  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, a former Sella-class destroyer, was sunk off Piraeus, Greece by British aircraft.[100]
TA17  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Palestro-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Piraeus.[101]
TA38  Kriegsmarine world War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was scuttled as a blockship at Volos, Greece.[2]
Taunus  Germany World War II: The fishing trawler was sunk in the Baltic Sea by S-4 ( Soviet Navy).[2]
Toko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Ray ( United States Navy).[102]
UJ-1220  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KUJ-class submarine chaser was sunk in Berlevåg, Norway, by S-104 ( Soviet Navy).[103]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Albona  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Albona-class minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika, Greece.[104]
Anna  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Volos, Greece by aircraft of 809 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Stalker ( Royal Navy),
GK 91 and GK 92  Kriegsmarine The KFK 2-class naval drifters were lost on this date.[71]
Hansei Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Makassar by HMS Sturdy ( Royal Navy).[2]
HMS HDML 1057  Royal Navy The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was lost in an accident at Kilindili, Kenya.[105]
Hilma Lau  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea south of Öland, Sweden (55°20′N 15°20′E / 55.333°N 15.333°E / 55.333; 15.333) by L-3 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[2][106][107]
Kosei Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Makassar by HMS Sturdy ( Royal Navy).[2]
HMS LCT(A) 2454  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-5-class landing craft tank foundered off Chesil Beach, Dorset, England.[108]
Laudon  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Volos, Greece by aircraft of 809 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Stalker ( Royal Navy).[2]
USS LCT-454  United States Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost in heavy weather in Lyme Bay, Dorset, United Kingdom. Her three crew were rescued by rocket apparatus, but two of the rescuers lost their lives.[109][110]
M 3619 Grabeel & Grabeels  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/minesweeper was lost on this date.[111]
Nordpol  Germany World War II: The coaster was sunk at Volos, Greece by aircraft of 809 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Stalker ( Royal Navy).[2]
Rovigno  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Albona-class minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika, Greece.[104]
Shinshu Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Nha Trang, French Indochina by USS Bergall ( United States Navy).[2]
Steinbutt  Germany World War II: The fishing trawler struck a mine and sank in the Kiel Canal.[2]
TA38  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Volos, Greece after being damaged by aircraft from HMS Stalker ( Royal Navy).[51]
Terra  Germany World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea by S-4 ( Soviet Navy).[2]

14 October[edit]

For the foundering of the German training ship Carl Zeiss on this date, see the entry for 9 November 1942.
List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Eikyo Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north of Borneo by USS Dace ( United States Navy).[2]
Fort Fitzgerald  United Kingdom World War II: The Fort ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°42′N 1°17′E / 36.700°N 1.283°E / 36.700; 1.283) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[112]
Fushimi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Bonefish ( United States Navy).[2]
Howard L. Gibson  United States The Liberty ship collided in the Atlantic Ocean (34°07′N 21°24′W / 34.117°N 21.400°W / 34.117; -21.400) with Geo W McKnight ( United Kingdom). She caught fire and was consequently declared a constructive total loss.[113]
LS 7 and LS 10  Kriegsmarine The LS 2-class light E-boats were lost on this date.[76]
HMCS Magog  Royal Canadian Navy
HMCS Magog after being torpedoed
World War II: Convoy ONS 33G: The River-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by U-1223 ( Kriegsmarine): She lost 65 feet (20 m) off her stern and was declared a constructive total loss.
HMMFV 117  Royal Navy World War II: The MFV-1-class motor fishing vessel was lost in an explosion in the Aegean Sea.[114]
Nanrei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea by USS Angler ( United States Navy).[115]
Nittetsu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-19: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north of Borneo by USS Darter ( United States Navy). Twelve crewmen were killed.[2][116]
Standard  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Saltenfjord, Norway by HMS Viking ( Royal Navy) with the loss of thirteen crew.[25]
Südmeer  Kriegsmarine World War II: The whale factory ship was torpedoed and sunk in Porsangerfjorden, Norway by Allied aircraft.[117]
Trabzon  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
UJ 2102 Birgitta  Kriegsmarine World War II: The armed yacht/submarine chaser was lost on this date.[118]
128  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary naval vessel was sunk in the Makassar Strait by HMS Sturdy ( Royal Navy).[2]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Dan  Finland World War II: Lapland War: The galliass was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Finland off Osmundsholmar by U-481 ( Kriegsmarine). Both crew survived.[119]
DB 17 Franz Thiele  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea by British aircraft.[2]
Endla  Finland World War II: Lapland War: The galliass was shelled, rammed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland off Osmundsholmar by U-481 ( Kriegsmarine). Both crew survived.[120]
Erfurt  Germany World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk by Soviet torpedo bombers.[121]
I-O-95  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[122]
Inger Johanne  Norway World War II: The tanker was sunk off Kristiansand, Norway by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[2]
Kaiyo Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Tally-Ho ( Royal Navy).[2]
Kassos  Hellenic Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Piraeus, Greece.[123]
Kos  Hellenic Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Piraeus.[124]
Leipzig  Kriegsmarine The Leipzig-class cruiser was in collision with Prinz Eugen ( Kriegsmarine) in the Baltic Sea with the loss of 39 of her crew. She was taken in to Gotenhafen, where she was declared a constructive total loss. Repairs sufficient to keep her afloat were made and she subsequently served as a barracks ship.
M 3619 Crabeel  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Rixhöft, Pomerania by L-3 ( Soviet Navy).[2]
Margarethe  Germany World War II: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea by British aircraft.[2]
HMML 870  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was sunk by a mine off Piraeus.[125]
Maria  Finland World War II: Lapland War: The galliass was shelled, rammed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland off Osmundsholmar by U-481 ( Kriegsmarine). The crew survived.[126]
Norwegen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Lillesand, Norway by Allied aircraft with the loss of fifteen crew.[127]
Petroniella  Netherlands World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. She was on a voyage from Alexandria, Egypt to Piraeus, Greece.[128]
U-777  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk off Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony (53°51′N 8°10′E / 53.850°N 8.167°E / 53.850; 8.167) during a British air raid with the loss of one crew member.
V 1605 Mosel  Kriegsmarine
V 1605 Mosel

World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in the Skaggerak off Justøy, Norway by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[2][129][130]

V 6704  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class naval drifter was scuttled at Vadsø, Norway.[2]
V 6705  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[131]

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1944
Ship Country Description
BK-424  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 41 armored motor gunboat was lost on this date.[132]
Hato  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Otori-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk 130 nautical miles (240 km) east south east of Hong Kong (21°54′N 116°30′E / 21.900°N 116.500°E / 21.900; 116.500) by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[2][133]
Kyowa Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World war II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Japan by USS Tilefish ( United States Navy).[2]
Lola Schiff 29  Kriegsmarine World War II: The special service ship struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea off Salonika, Greece.[2][134]
R 301  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-301 minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Ocean off Vardø, Norway by British aircraft.[2][135]
Strosmajer  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[136]
TA39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was sunk by a mine off Salonika.[51]
U-1006  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Faroe Islands (60°59′N 4°49′W / 60.983°N 4.817°W / 60.983; -4.817) by HMCS Annan ( Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of six of her 50 crew.[137]
UJ 1220  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in Laksfjord by V-2 ( Soviet Navy).[2]
V 2016  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[2]
V 6707  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class naval drifter was sunk at Kirkenes by Soviet aircraft.[2]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1944
Ship Country Description
BMO-527  Soviet Navy World War II: The BMO type armored motor anti-submarine boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea (59°30′N 24°11′E / 59.500°N 24.183°E / 59.500; 24.183) by U-1165 ( Kriegsmarine).[138]
Ishikari Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Nancowry, Nicobar Islands by Royal Navy aircraft. Eleven crewmen were killed.[139]
Itsukushima  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The minelayer was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea (5°32′S 113°48′E / 5.533°S 113.800°E / -5.533; 113.800) by HNLMS Zwaardvisch ( Koninklijk Marine).
USS Montgomery  United States Navy World War II: The destroyer-minelayer struck a mine off Ngulu Atoll and was decommissioned. Sold for scrapping in March 1946.
Schiff 29 Lola  Kriegsmarine World War II: The decoy ship was lost on this date.[140]
SK 512  Soviet Navy World War II: The BMO type armored motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[141]
UJ 1764  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the north sea off Egersund, Norway.[2]
V 6107 Wilhelm Sohle  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in the Varangerfjord, Norway by Soviet aircraft.[2][142]
V 6801 Viking  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in Ålesund by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[2]
Walter  Germany The cargo ship was wrecked off Stavanger, Norway.[143]
USS YMS-70  United States Navy The YMS-1-class minesweeper foundered in a storm in Leyte Gulf off Leyte, Philippines (10°56′N 125°12′E / 10.933°N 125.200°E / 10.933; 125.200).[144]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Arabia Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Hawaii Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west south west of Manila and north west of Lubang Island, Philippines, by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy). Survivors were rescued by Hakko Maru, CH-21, and PB-104 (all  Imperial Japanese Navy).[145]
CHa-95  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MATA-29: The CHa-1-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk at Calayan Island, Philippines by United States Navy aircraft.[146]
Chinzei Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The salvage vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west south west of Manila and north west of Lubang Island (14°06′N 119°40′E / 14.100°N 119.667°E / 14.100; 119.667) by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy).[145]
HMAS Geelong  Royal Australian Navy World War II: The Bathurst-class minesweeper was sunk in the Solomon Sea north of Langemak, New Guinea (06°04′S 147°45′E / 6.067°S 147.750°E / -6.067; 147.750) in a collision with the tanker York ( United States).[147]
Hakushika Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea) west south west of Manila and north west of Lubang Island (14°06′N 119°40′E / 14.100°N 119.667°E / 14.100; 119.667, by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy).[145]
Hoten Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MATA-29: The transport was bombed and sunk at Calayan Island by United States Navy aircraft.[146]
HMS LCV 801  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft vehicle was lost on this date.[148]
USS LST-906  United States Navy The landing ship tank was lost by grounding off Livorno, Tuscany, Italy[149]
Maeshima  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-29A: The Hirashima-class minelayer was bombed and damaged in Salomague Bay, near Lopoc Bay (17°46′N 120°25′E / 17.767°N 120.417°E / 17.767; 120.417) by United States Navy aircraft. She was beached to prevent sinking.[150]
Omine Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-29: The cargo ship (a.k.a. Taiho Maru) was bombed and sunk at Calayan Island by United States Navy aircraft.[146]
RA 2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north west of Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium.[2]
Shinko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-29A: The Shinko Maru-class minelayer was bombed in Salomague Bay, near Lopoc Bay (18°35′N 121°40′E / 18.583°N 121.667°E / 18.583; 121.667) by United States Navy aircraft. She blew up and sank with all hands lost.[151]
Shiranesan Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (12°30′N 119°10′E / 12.500°N 119.167°E / 12.500; 119.167) by USS Raton ( United States Navy). A total of 1,318 troops, 63 crewmen and 47 gunners were killed.[145][152]
Taikai Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Raton ( United States Navy). A total of 445 troops and 101 crewmen and gunners were killed[145][152]
T-135  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-29A: The No.103-class landing ship was strafed, set on fire and sank in Salomague Bay, near Lopoc Bay (18°35′N 121°40′E / 18.583°N 121.667°E / 18.583; 121.667) by United States Navy aircraft.[151]
T-136  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-29A: The No.103-class landing ship was bombed and sank in Salomague Bay, near Lopoc Bay (18°35′N 121°40′E / 18.583°N 121.667°E / 18.583; 121.667) by US Navy aircraft.[151]
Terukuni Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-29: The transport was bombed and sunk at Calayan Island by United States Navy aircraft.[146]
Tsingtao Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-29: The transport was bombed and sunk at Calayan Island by United States Navy aircraft.[146]

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Belgium Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport was being used as a stationary anti-aircraft battery when she was bombed and sunk in Manila Harbour by United States Navy aircraft.[153]
I-O-07  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[154]
I-O-12  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[155]
I-O-68  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[156]
I-O-74  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[157]
I-O-96  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[158]
Jogu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Manila Harbour by United States Navy aircraft.[153]
Juan Casiano  Mexico The tanker sank in a gale 90 nautical miles (170 km) off Savannah, Georgia United States with the loss of all 21 crew.[159][160]
Kattrepel  Kriegsmarine World War II: The weapons training ship struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat off Aalborg, Denmark.[2]
KT-321  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Reval, Estonia.[2]
HMS LCT 480, HMS LCT 488, HMS LCT 491, HMS LCT 494,HMS LCT 7014, and HMS LCT 7015  Royal Navy The LCT-3-class landing craft tanks were caught in a storm and sank off Land's End, Cornwall.[161][162][163][164][165][166]
Linnea  Sweden World War II: The auxiliary schooner was sunk in the Baltic Sea by U-1165 ( Kriegsmarine).[2][167]
MAL 5  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1 type landing fire support lighter was lost on this date.[168]
MAL 6  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1 type landing fire support lighter was lost on this date.[169]
Nichizui Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: Convoy YUTA-12: The transport was skip bombed and sunk south of Hong Kong by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft. Four troops and 50 crewmen were killed.[170]
Piikkiö  Finland World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Baltic Sea by U-1165 ( Kriegsmarine).[2]
TA18  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Palestro-class torpedo boat was shelled, beached and scuttled at Samos, Greece.[171]
Toshikawa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Manila Harbour by United States Navy aircraft.[153]
U-957  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided with a German merchant ship at Lofoten, Norway. She was consequently withdrawn from service as a result of damage sustained.
Vs 909 Tormilind  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat off Aalborg.[2]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1944
Ship Country Description
I-O-170  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[172]
Jason  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in Persfjord, Norway by Soviet Air Force aircraft.[173]
KT-340  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in Riga Bay.[2]
MAL 7  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1 type landing fire support lighter was lost on this date.[174]
Mersin  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[175]
Milos  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Kristiansand, Norway.[176]
Oyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy SAMA-13: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Miri, Borneo (04°45′N 113°30′E / 4.750°N 113.500°E / 4.750; 113.500) by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy). A passenger and three crewmen were killed.[177]
UJ 1210  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Mob-FD1-class submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk north west of Egersund by HMS Sceptre ( Royal Navy).[178]
UJ 1219  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KUJ-class submarine chaser was sunk off Cape Nordkinn, Finnmark by V-4 ( Soviet Navy).[103]
Ugo Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy SAMA-13: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Miri (04°45′N 113°30′E / 4.750°N 113.500°E / 4.750; 113.500) by USS Hammerhead ( United States Navy). Twenty-four crewmen were killed.[177]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 6  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk at Kirkenes, Norway by Soviet aircraft.[2]
AF 576  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk at Kirkenes by Soviet aircraft.[2]
CHa-15  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk off the Philippines by American aircraft.[17]
Hohenhörn  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Gothenburg, Sweden.[179]
Jason  Germany World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk in the Baltic by Soviet bombers.[180]
HMS LCP(R) 1011  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft personnel (ramped) was lost on this date.[181]
M 31  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk off Honningsvåg, Norway by TKA-215 ( Soviet Navy). 56 crewmen killed.[2][182]
M 3155  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off the Sõrve Peninsula, Saaremaa, Estonia by Soviet aircraft.[2]
R 151  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft at Vardø, Finnmark.[183]
SF 151  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was bombed and sunk in the Baltic by Soviet bombers.[184][24]
T-2  Soviet Navy World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Reval.[2]
TK 9  Soviet Navy World War II: The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[185]
UJ 1111  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Norway by HMS Sceptre ( Royal Navy).[2]
Vestra  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk off Haugesund, Norway by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 235, and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. All crew were rescued.[186]
Wa-8  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Wa-1-class minesweeper was sunk off Panay, Philippines by American aircraft.[187]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Biri  Norway World War II: The coaster ran aground in Norwegian waters and was abandoned. She was bombed and sunk the next day by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. Raised in 1947, repaired and returned to service.[188]
Eiko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Batan Island, Philippines by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy).[189]
Kokuryu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Batan Island by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy).[189]
M 3153  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off the Ventspils, Latvia by Soviet aircraft.[2]
Muroto  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy KATA-916: The Muroto-class supply ship was torpedoed and sank in the East China Sea, south of Suwanosejima, (29°18′N 129°44′E / 29.300°N 129.733°E / 29.300; 129.733) by USS Sea Dog ( United States Navy).[190]
Taiten Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Batan Island by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy).[189]
Tomitsu Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Sea Dog ( United States Navy).[2]
V 6308 Mob-FD 2 Jupiter  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and severely damaged in Syltefjord by Soviet aircraft.[2]
V 6311 Polarstern  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in Syltefjord by Soviet aircraft.[2][191]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Adolf Binder  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Sørøysund.[2]
Atago  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Palawan Passage: The Takao-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (9°28′N 117°17′E / 9.467°N 117.283°E / 9.467; 117.283) by USS Darter ( United States Navy) with the loss of 360 of her 1,060 crew. Survivors were rescued by Asashimo and Kishinami (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).
Hakuran Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Kyushu by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).[2]
Kikusu Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Snook ( United States Navy).[192]
Kimikawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport, a converted Kamikawa Maru-class seaplane tender, was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south of Formosa and west north west of Cape Bojeudor, Luzon, Philippines (18°58′N 118°46′E / 18.967°N 118.767°E / 18.967; 118.767) by USS Sawfish ( United States Navy). Eighty-one passengers and 24 crewmen were killed.[67]
HMS LCT 1171  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[193]
M 3245  Kriegsmarine The KFK 2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was lost on this date. Raised and repaired for GMSA.[71]
Margareta  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Northern Norway.[194]
Maya  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Palawan Passage: The Takao-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Palawan Passage (9°27′N 117°23′E / 9.450°N 117.383°E / 9.450; 117.383) by USS Dace ( United States Navy) with the loss of 336 of her 1,105 crew. Survivors were rescued by Akishimo, which transferred them to Musashi (both  Imperial Japanese Navy); 143 of them were lost when Musashi was sunk on 24 October.
Shinsei Maru No.1  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Snook ( United States Navy).[192]
T-379  Soviet Navy World War II: The T-351 Project 253l type MT-1-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Reval, Estonia.[2]
Tatsuju Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Mako, Pescadore Islands, by USS Tang ( United States Navy). Two troops and five crewmen were killed.[195]
TK-9  Soviet Navy World War II: The torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea south of Saaremaa, Estonia.[2]
Toun Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and burned out in the South China Sea north north west of Mako by USS Tang ( United States Navy). A total of 131 troops, five passengers, twelve Gunners and sixteen crewmen were killed.[195]
V-5506 Zick  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Bergen, Norway by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.
U-985  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine struck a mine at Lista, Norway and was severely damaged. She was consequently withdrawn from service and decommissioned on 15 November 1944.[196]
Wakatake Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north north west of Mako (24°49′N 120°26′E / 24.817°N 120.433°E / 24.817; 120.433) by USS Tang ( United States Navy). A total of 128 troops, seven passengers, elevem gunners and 30 crewmen were killed.[195]
Zabreb  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[197]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Arisan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The hell ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (20°00′N 118°44′E / 20.000°N 118.733°E / 20.000; 118.733) by USS Shark ( United States Navy) while carrying 1,781 prisoners of war. A total of 1,773 prisoners of war, 27 Japanese passengers, thirteen gunners and two crewmen were killed. Over 300 survivors rescued by Take ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[198]
Augustus Thomas  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was severely damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft that struck her off Leyte, Philippines. She was beached one mile east of the Palo River. Eventually refloated and declared a total loss. Towed to Australia and then to California arriving in early 1946, scrapped in 1957.[199]
USS Darter  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine ran aground in the Palawan Strait, Philippines and was scuttled to prevent capture by the Japanese.
Daiten Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan, Luzon, Philippines (20°12′N 119°01′E / 20.200°N 119.017°E / 20.200; 119.017) by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy). Five crewman were killed.[200]
Eiko Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan (20°35′N 118°32′E / 20.583°N 118.533°E / 20.583; 118.533) by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy). A crewman and three survivors of Shinsei Maru No. 1 ( Japan) were killed.[200]
F 433  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was shelled and sunk in the Adriatic Sea by UJ 202 and UJ 208 (both  Kriegsmarine).[40][201]
F 599  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
Gassan Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Kyushu by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).[2]
Glommen 4  Kriegsmarine The coaster was run aground by her crew at Jakobsnes, Norway and an attempt was made to set her on fire. Sold post-war, repaired and converted to a fishing vessel, entering service in 1949 as Henningsvær.[202]
Hunte  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands.[2]
Ikutagawa Maru  Japan World War II: The Standard 2D Type cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Chichi-jima by USS Kingfish ( United States Navy).[203]
Kikusui Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan (19°46′N 118°30′E / 19.767°N 118.500°E / 19.767; 118.500) by USS Snook ( United States Navy). Twelve crew were killed.[200]
Kokuryu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan (19°42′N 118°38′E / 19.700°N 118.633°E / 19.700; 118.633) by USS Snook or USS Icefish (both  United States Navy). A total of 324 passengers, five gunners and 63 crew were killed.[200]
Kori Go Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north north west of Mako, Pescadore Islands, (24°42′N 120°21′E / 24.700°N 120.350°E / 24.700; 120.350) by USS Tang ( United States Navy). A crewman was killed.[195]
USS LCI (L)-1065  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft infantry was sunk by an Imperial Japanese Army Mitsubishi Ki-21 Sally aircraft off Leyte.[204]
Linnea  Finland World War II: The galliass was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea of Odensholm by U-958 ( Kriegsmarine.[205]
Mikage Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (33°00′N 125°49′E / 33.000°N 125.817°E / 33.000; 125.817) by USS Croaker ( United States Navy).[206]
Musashi  Imperial Japanese Navy
Musashi

World War II: The Yamato-class battleship was bombed and sunk in the Sibuyan Sea by aircraft from USS Essex, USS Franklin and USS Intrepid (all  United States Navy) with the loss of 1,023 of her 2,399 crew. Wreck located March, 2015.

Panuco  Italy World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in Genoa, Italy. Raised and scrapped post-war.[207]
USS Princeton  United States Navy
USS Princeton and USS Birmingham

World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Independence-class aircraft carrier was damaged by an Imperial Japanese Navy Yokosuka D4Y Judy kamikaze aircraft attack with the loss of 108 of her 1,469 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Birmingham and USS Irwin (both  United States Navy). Princeton was then scuttled by USS Reno ( United States Navy).

USS Shark  United States Navy World War II: The Balao-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Luzon Strait by Harukaze and Take (both  Imperial Japanese Navy), with the loss of all 81 crew.
Shikisan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan (20°27′N 118°31′E / 20.450°N 118.517°E / 20.450; 118.517) by USS Drum ( United States Navy). Four passengers and seventeen crew were killed.[200]
Shinsei Maru No. 1  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan (20°31′N 118°42′E / 20.517°N 118.700°E / 20.517; 118.700) by the submarine USS Snook ( United States Navy). Three gunners and ten crew were killed. One hundred survivors rescued by Eiko Maru ( Japan) .[200]
USS Sonoma  United States Navy World War II: The Sonoma-class fleet tug was set on fire when a heavily damaged Japanese bomber's wing struck her funnel spreading flaming gasoline over the ship. The bomber crashed into Augustus Thomas ( United States) and the detonation of its bombs did further damage. An attempt was made to beach the severely damaged Sonoma, but she sank off Dio Island, Leyte Gulf, Philippines. All 56 crew were rescued by the fleet tug USS Chickasaw and the infantry landing craft USS LCI-72 (both  United States Navy).[204]
Tenshin Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-30: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Vigan (19°42′N 118°38′E / 19.700°N 118.633°E / 19.700; 118.633) by USS Snook ( United States Navy) or USS Shark ( United States Navy). Five gunners and 47 crew were killed.[200]
U-673  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided in the North Sea north of Stavanger, Norway with U-382 ( Kriegsmarine) and was beached near Smaaskär (59°20′N 5°53′E / 59.333°N 5.883°E / 59.333; 5.883), where she later sank. Raised on 9 November 1944, towed to Stavanger and surrendered to Norway, subsequently scrapped. U-382 was withdrawn from service due to damage sustained.[2][208]
UJ 1411 Treff III  Kriegsmarine world War II: The submarine chaser/naval whaler struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, France.[2]
V 6111 Masuren  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in Korsfjord, Norway by Soviet aircraft.[2][209]
Wakaba  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Hatsuharu-class destroyer was bombed and sunk west of Panay (11°50′N 121°25′E / 11.833°N 121.417°E / 11.833; 121.417) by aircraft based on USS Franklin ( United States Navy) with the loss of 58 of her 200 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hatsuharu and Hatsushimo (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Akizuki  Imperial Japanese Navy
Akizuki explodes
World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Akizuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by United States Navy aircraft or torpedoed and sunk by USS Halibut ( United States Navy). She blew up with the loss of 183 of her crew. One hundred and forty-five survivors were rescued by Maki ( Imperial Japanese Navy) and one later by the United States Navy.[210]
Asagumo  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Surigao Strait: The Asashio-class destroyer was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Surigao Strait (1°59′S 104°56′E / 1.983°S 104.933°E / -1.983; 104.933) by United States Navy ships with the loss of 191 of her 230 crew and all survivors from Fusō ( Imperial Japanese Navy) which she had rescued earlier that day.
HMS BYMS 2077  Royal Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper sunk by mine in Gulf of Corinth, Greece.[211]
CHa-52  Imperial Japanese Navy The CHa-1-class submarine chaser was lost at Palau to an unknown cause.[17]
Chikuma  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle off Samar: The Tone-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft based on USS Kitkun Bay, USS Natoma Bay and USS Ommaney Bay (all  United States Navy) in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island (11°25′N 126°36′E / 11.417°N 126.600°E / 11.417; 126.600). All but one of her survivors were rescued by Nowaki ( Imperial Japanese Navy) but were lost with the sinking of that ship the next day. The one survivor was not picked up but drifted to shore alive.
Chitose  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Chitose-class aircraft carrier was bombed and sunk in the Leyte Gulf (19°20′N 126°20′E / 19.333°N 126.333°E / 19.333; 126.333) by aircraft based on USS Essex and USS Lexington (both  United States Navy) with the loss of 903 of her 1,504 crew. Survivors were rescued by Isuzu and Shimotsuki (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).
Chiyoda  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Chitose-class aircraft carrier was bombed and damaged in the Leyte Gulf by aircraft based on USS Franklin and USS Lexington (both  United States Navy). She was then shelled and sunk by USS Mobile, USS New Orleans, USS Santa Fe and USS Wichita (all  United States Navy) with the loss of all 800 crew.
Chōkai  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle off Samar: The Takao-class cruiser was bombed by United States Navy aircraft, and shelled by USS Samuel B. Roberts and USS White Plains (both  United States Navy), in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island (11°22′N 126°22′E / 11.367°N 126.367°E / 11.367; 126.367). She was scuttled by Fujinami ( Imperial Japanese Navy) which also rescued her survivors.[212]
Ebara Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-23: The Standard 2AT-class oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Strait (25°04′N 119°35′E / 25.067°N 119.583°E / 25.067; 119.583) by USS Tang ( United States Navy). Eleven crew were killed. Survivors were rescued by the frigate CD-34 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[213]
Fusō  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Surigao Strait. The Fusō-class battleship was torpedoed and sunk by USS Melvin ( United States Navy).
USS Gambier Bay  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Casablanca-class escort carrier was sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Samar, Philippines by Imperial Japanese Navy gunfire.
Hakuyo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy WO-303: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands (50°21′N 150°20′E / 50.350°N 150.333°E / 50.350; 150.333) by USS Seal ( United States Navy). A total of 1,312 navy passengers, 26 gunners and 113 crewmen were killed.[214]
Hatsuzuki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle off Cape Engaño: The Akizuki-class destroyer was shelled and sunk east north east of Cape Engaño, Philippines (20°24′N 126°20′E / 20.400°N 126.333°E / 20.400; 126.333) by USS Wichita ( United States Navy).[215]
USS Hoel  United States Navy World War II: Battle off Samar: The Fletcher-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Samar by Kongō ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 253 of her 349 crew.
Jinei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type 2TL oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Yaku Jima, Japan by USS Sterlet ( United States Navy). Survivors were rescued by Akikaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[216]
USS Johnston  United States Navy World War II: Battle off Samar: The Fletcher-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Samar (11°46′N 126°09′E / 11.767°N 126.150°E / 11.767; 126.150) by Imperial Japanese Navy warships with the loss of 186 of her 327 crew.
HMS LCT 1045  Royal Navy The LCT-4-class landing craft tank sank while under tow in the English Channel.[217]
M 3117  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft.[2]
Matsumoto Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-23: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Formosa Strait off Turnabout Island by USS Tang ( United States Navy). She was beached in Chuanchow Bay, capsizing the next day becoming a total loss. Survivors were rescued by CD-34 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[88][218]
Michishio  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Surigao Strait: The Asashio-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Surigao Strait (10°25′N 125°23′E / 10.417°N 125.383°E / 10.417; 125.383) by USS Hutchins and USS McDermut (both  United States Navy).
Mogami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Surigao Strait: The Mogami-class cruiser was shelled by USS Denver, USS Louisville and USS Portland (all  United States Navy) and was then bombed by Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft. She was scuttled in the Surigao Strait (9°40′N 124°50′E / 9.667°N 124.833°E / 9.667; 124.833) by Akebono ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 192 of her 850 crew.
NKI 05 Sperber  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler which had struck a mine and been damaged two days earlier, was scuttled by M 322 ( Kriegsmarine).[2][173]
USS PT-493  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Surigao Strait: The ELCO 80'-class PT boat was shelled and sunk in the Surigao Strait (10°15′N 125°23′E / 10.250°N 125.383°E / 10.250; 125.383) by Imperial Japanese Navy warships.[219]
R-250  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was sunk by British aircraft in Bassfjord.[220]
S 56  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk at Šibenik, Yugoslavia by British de Havilland Mosquito aircraft.[2]
USS Samuel B. Roberts  United States Navy Battle off Samar: The John C. Butler-class destroyer escort was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Samar 11°40′N 126°20′E / 11.667°N 126.333°E / 11.667; 126.333) by Kongō ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 89 of her 209 crew.
HMCS Skeena  Royal Canadian Navy The River-class destroyer was driven ashore at Viðey, Iceland in a storm and was wrecked with the loss of fifteen of her 181 crew.
USS St. Lo  United States Navy
USS St. Lo

World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Casablanca-class escort carrier was sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Leyte, Philippines by Japanese kamikaze aircraft with the loss of about 140 of her 889 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Dennis, USS Heermann, USS John C. Butler and USS Raymond (all  United States Navy).

Suzuya  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle off Samar: The Mogami-class cruiser was bombed and damaged by United States Navy aircraft in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island (11°45′N 126°11′E / 11.750°N 126.183°E / 11.750; 126.183). She was scuttled by Okinami ( Imperial Japanese Navy) who also rescued her survivors.[212]
TA31  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, a former Freccia-class destroyer, was damaged beyond repair in an American air raid on Genoa, Italy.[2]
Tama  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kuma-class light cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine USS Jallao ( United States Navy) at 21°23′N 127°19′E / 21.383°N 127.317°E / 21.383; 127.317 after the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
USS Tang  United States Navy World War II: The Balao-class submarine was sunk by the malfunction of one of her own torpedoes in the Formosa Strait off Turnabout Island (25°06′N 119°31′E / 25.100°N 119.517°E / 25.100; 119.517) with the loss of 74 of her 85 crew. The survivors were rescued by the frigate CD-34 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) and taken as prisoners of war.[200]
Theresia Wallner  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minelayer was sunk on this date.[221]
UJ-2110  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was scuttled in Saloniki Bay.[222]
Wakaba  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Hatsuharu-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Panay Island, Philippines (11°50′N 121°25′E / 11.833°N 121.417°E / 11.833; 121.417) by aircraft from USS Franklin ( United States Navy) with the loss of 48 of her 200 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hatsuharu and Hatsushimo (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).
Wangerooge  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Stad, Norway.[223]
Yamagumo  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Surigao Strait: The Asashio-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Surigao Strait (10°25′N 125°23′E / 10.417°N 125.383°E / 10.417; 125.383) by USS McDermut ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 200 crew.
Yamashiro  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Surigao Strait: The Fusō-class battleship was sunk by gunfire from USS Tennessee ( United States Navy) with the loss of all but ten of her 1,400 crew.
Zuihō  Imperial Japanese Navy
Zuihō

World War II: Battle of Cape Engaño: The Zuihō-class aircraft carrier was bombed and sunk by aircraft from USS Hornet ( United States Navy) with the loss off 215 of her 974 crew. Survivors were rescued by Ise and Kuwa (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).

Zuikaku  Imperial Japanese Navy
Zuikaku sinking
World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier was bombed and sunk in Leyte Gulf by aircraft based on USS Lexington ( United States Navy) with the loss of 843 of her 1,705 crew. Survivors were rescued by Kuwa and Wakatsuki (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).
136  Japan World War II: The lighter was sunk in the Makassar Strait by HMS Tantivy ( Royal Navy).[2]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Abukuma  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Nagara-class cruiser was bombed and sunk in the Sulu Sea off Negros, Philippines (09°20′N 122°32′E / 9.333°N 122.533°E / 9.333; 122.533) by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the 5th Bomb Group, United States Thirteenth Air Force. Two hundred and fifty crewmen were killed. Her captain and 283 crewmen rescued by Ushio ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[224]
Bærum  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Rørvik, Norway by Allied aircraft with the loss of a crew member.[225]
Comos  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[226]
F 201  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
F 232  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
FR-2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The FR 1-class river minesweeper was lost on this date.[46]
Hayashimo  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Fubuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and had her bow blown off by an aircraft based on USS Hornet ( United States Navy). She was beached and partially sank in shallow water on Semirara Island 40 nautical miles (74 km) south east of Mindoro, Philippines (12°50′N 121°21′E / 12.833°N 121.350°E / 12.833; 121.350). One hundred and twenty survivors abandoned the wreck on 12 November.[227]
I-26  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The B1 type submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Coolbaugh or USS Richard M. Rowell (both  United States Navy) with the loss of all 94 crew.
I-O-47  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[228]
Karl Meyer  Kriegsmarine World War II: The seaplane tender was sunk at Rørvik, Norway by Allied aircraft.[2]
Kinu  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: Convoy TA No. 2: The Nagara-class cruiser was bombed and sunk in the Sibuyan Sea 44 nautical miles (81 km) south west of Masbate, Philippines by Grumman TBM Avenger and Grumman FM-2 Wildcat aircraft based on USS Manila Bay, USS Marcus Island and USS Natoma Bay (all  United States Navy). Most of her 813 crew were rescued by T-6, T-9, and T-10 (all  Imperial Japanese Navy).[229]
M 433  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Leka, Norway (65°00′N 12°00′E / 65.000°N 12.000°E / 65.000; 12.000).[230]
HMS ML 579  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was bombed and sunk at Leros, Greece.[231]
HMMTB 669  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk by Kriegsmarine surface ships off Norway.[232]
Noshiro  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle off Samar: The Agano-class cruiser was bombed, torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea west of Panay Island, Philippines (11°42′N 121°41′E / 11.700°N 121.683°E / 11.700; 121.683) by Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft based on USS Cowpens and USS Wasp and Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft based on USS Hornet (all  United States Navy) with the loss of 397 of her 726 crew. Three hundred and twenty-eight survivors were rescued by Akishimo and Hamanami (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).
Nowaki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Kagerō-class destroyer was shelled and damaged in the Pacific Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) east south east of Legaspi (13°00′N 124°54′E / 13.000°N 124.900°E / 13.000; 124.900) by United States Navy destroyer. She was then torpedoed and sunk by USS Owen ( United States Navy). Lost with all hands plus all the survivors of Chikuma ( Imperial Japanese Navy) she had rescued the day before.
HNoMS Rose  Royal Norwegian Navy World War II: Convoy ON 260: The Flower-class corvette was accidentally rammed and sunk by HMS Manners ( Royal Navy) in the Atlantic Ocean. Three crewmen were killed, with 72 survivors rescued by the HMS Highlander ( Royal Navy).[2][233]
Seito Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Palawan, Philippines.[2]
T-102  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: Convoy TA No. 2: The No.101-class landing ship was sunk in the Guimaras Strait by aircraft from USS Hancock ( United States Navy) at 11°00′N 123°00′E / 11.000°N 123.000°E / 11.000; 123.000.[234]
Taihaku Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MOMA-05: The transport was torpedoed by USS Drum ( United States Navy). She broke in half with the forward half sinking in the South China Sea (19°30′N 120°44′E / 19.500°N 120.733°E / 19.500; 120.733). A total of 1,557 troops and three crewmen were killed; 1,516 troops were rescued, 77 troops and 33 crewmen remain aboard the stern section while it is towed to Luzon and beached in Lompoc Bay. The stern was destroyed by a typhoon on 9 November.[235]
Taisho Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MOMA-05: The transport was torpedoed and sunk by USS Drum and USS Icefish (both  United States Navy) in the South China Sea (19°30′N 120°44′E / 19.500°N 120.733°E / 19.500; 120.733). A total of 1,557 troops and 45 crewmen were killed.[2][235]
Taiyo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MOMA-05: The transport was torpedoed and sunk by USS Icefish ( United States Navy) in the South China Sea (19°30′N 120°44′E / 19.500°N 120.733°E / 19.500; 120.733). A total of 2,200 troops and 37 crewmen were killed.[235]
Takasago Maru No.7  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Rock ( United States Navy).[236]
UJ 2110 Korgialenios  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was lost on this date.[10]
Uranami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: Convoy TA No. 2: The Fubuki-class destroyer was sunk in the Sibuyan Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of Masbate (11°50′N 123°00′E / 11.833°N 123.000°E / 11.833; 123.000) by aircraft based on USS Manila Bay, USS Marcus Island, USS Natoma Bay and USS Petrof Bay (all  United States Navy) with the loss of 103 of her 197 crew. Survivors were rescued by T-6, T-9, and T-10 (all  Imperial Japanese Navy).[237]
V 5722 Hornack  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at Rørvik by Allied aircraft.[2]

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1944
Ship Country Description
F 1027  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
F 1035  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[40]
Fujinami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was sunk 80 nautical miles (150 km) north of Oloilo, Panay (12°00′N 122°30′E / 12.000°N 122.500°E / 12.000; 122.500) by aircraft based on USS Essex ( United States Navy). Sunk with all hands plus survivors of Chōkai ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[238]
Itsukushima Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tank ship was torpedoed and damaged by USS Bergall ( United States Navy) in the Balabac Strait west of the Palawan Passage (07°17′N 116°45′E / 7.283°N 116.750°E / 7.283; 116.750). On 29 October she was bombed and further damaged by a Conslidated PB4Y Liberator aircraft of United States Navy Squadron VPB-115. She sank 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of Pulau Kalampunian, Borneo (05°04′N 119°47′E / 5.067°N 119.783°E / 5.067; 119.783) on 1 November. Between the submarine attack and the air attack 41 crewmen were killed. Survivors, her captain and 66 crewmen, were rescued by Shigure ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[2][239]
MRS 26  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in Hopseidet by a Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft.[2]
Nichiho Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo by USS Bergall ( United States Navy).[2]
Nippo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The oiler (a.k.a. Nichiho Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Balabac Strait west of the Palawan Passage (07°17′N 116°45′E / 7.283°N 116.750°E / 7.283; 116.750) by USS Bergall ( United States Navy).[240]
Nina  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat (56°12′N 11°20′E / 56.200°N 11.333°E / 56.200; 11.333).[241]
Shiranuhi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kagerō-class destroyer was sunk by aircraft from Task Force 77 80 miles north of Oloilo, Panay (12°00′N 122°30′E / 12.000°N 122.500°E / 12.000; 122.500). Sunk with all hands.[242]
Sumatra Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk at Phuket, Thailand by HMS Trenchant ( Royal Navy).[2]
T-138  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The landing craft was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Japan by USS Kingfish ( United States Navy).[2]
T-152  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Reval, Estonia.[2]
Tokai Maru No.4  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kita, Iwo Jima by USS Kingfish ( United States Navy).[203]
U-1060  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIF submarine was damaged in the North Sea by a rocket and depth charge attack by Fairey Barracuda and Fairey Firefly aircraft based on HMS Implacable ( Royal Navy) and by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 311 Squadron, Royal Air Force and Handley Page Halifax aircraft of 502 Squadron, Royal Air Force. She was grounded at Brønnøysund (65°24′N 11°59′E / 65.400°N 11.983°E / 65.400; 11.983) with the loss of twelve of her 55 crew.
V 304 Seehund  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Mucke-class trawler was damaged by an explosion off Hellisoy. She was towed to Lervik where she was sunk by rockets from British aircraft.[243]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Baiei Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank off Brunei.[2]
USS Eversole  United States Navy World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The John C. Butler-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and sunk in the Leyte Gulf, probably by I-45 ( Imperial Japanese Navy), with the loss of 76 of her 215 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Richard S. Bull ( United States Navy).
I-46  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type J1 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Gridley and USS Helm (both  United States Navy).[244]
I-54  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type J1 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Gridley and USS Helm (both  United States Navy).[2]
Karmøy  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Lødingen, Norway by aircraft based on HMS Implacable ( Royal Navy) with the loss of five crew. The wreck was scrapped in the 1950s.[245]
Rigel  Finland World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland (59°57′N 24°21′E / 59.950°N 24.350°E / 59.950; 24.350). All 23 crew were rescued by Herkules ( Finland).[246]
Sumatra Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in Phuket Harbour, Thailand (07°54′N 98°28′E / 7.900°N 98.467°E / 7.900; 98.467) by Royal Navy frogmen using Chariots.[247][248]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1944
Ship Country Description
I-45  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type B1 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Dinagat Island, Philippines by USS Whitehurst ( United States Navy).[249]
John A. Johnson  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (29°55′N 141°25′E / 29.917°N 141.417°E / 29.917; 141.417) by I-12 ( Imperial Japanese Navy), I-12 fired on the survivors with a machine gun killing four crewmen, a United States Army officer and four gunners. Survivors were rescued by USS Argus ( United States Navy) the next day.[250]
Kokko Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank at Balikpapan, Netherlands East Indies.[2]
PiLB 260  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[251]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Alula  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika, Greece.[2]
Finland  Germany World War II: The transport was sunk in the Baltic by Soviet bombers.[252]
Gallipoli  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika.[2]
I-O-06  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[253]
I-O-77  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[254]
Kosho Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank off Sandakan, Malaya.[2]
HMS LCT 936  Royal Navy World War II: The Mk 4 landing craft tank was lost on this date.[255]
Nanshin Maru No. 8  Japan World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank off Sandakan.[2]
Otranto  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika.[2]
PiLB 263  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[256]
R 185  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika.[2]
R 195  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika.[2]
R 210  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika.[183]
R 211  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika.[2]
S 54  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was scuttled at Salonika.[2]
Takane Maru  Japan World War II: The Standard Type 1TL oiler (a.k.a. Karei Maru) was torpedoed and damaged by USS Trigger and USS Salmon (both  United States Navy). She was torpedoed and sunk 130 nautical miles (240 km) south west of Toizaki, Kyushu (30°09′N 132°45′E / 30.150°N 132.750°E / 30.150; 132.750) by USS Sterlet ( United States Navy) on 31 October. Sunk with the loss of all 66 crewmen.[257]
Zeus  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was bombed and sunk at Thessaloniki, Greece by Allied aircraft.[258]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1944
Ship Country Description
Bremerhaven  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea north of Gotenhafen (55°03.48′N 18°24.30′E / 55.05800°N 18.40500°E / 55.05800; 18.40500) by Soviet aircraft with the loss of 410 of the 3,171 people on board.[2][259][260]
GA 77 Alula, GA 78 Otranto, and GA 79 Gallipoli  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayers were lost on this date.[261]
John Banvard  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was driven ashore at Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. She was declared a constructive total loss and subsequently scrapped.[250]
Kaiyō Maru No.6  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaiyō No.1-class oceanographic research ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Kii Strait by USS Gabilan ( United States Navy).[2][262]
Komei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Philippines waters by USS Guitarro ( United States Navy).[2]
Netztender 56 and Netztender 57  Kriegsmarine World War II: The net tenders, both former RD-class minesweepers, were scuttled at Salonika, Greece.[263]
Pacific Maru  Japan World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Manila, Philippines by USS Guitaro ( United States Navy) (15°15′N 119°56′E / 15.250°N 119.933°E / 15.250; 119.933). 24 troops and 50 crewmen killed.[264]
R-185 and R-195  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweepers were scuttled at Salonika.[183]
Takane Maru  Japan World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Manila by USS Guitaro, USS Salmon and USS Trigger (all  United States Navy) (15°18′N 119°50′E / 15.300°N 119.833°E / 15.300; 119.833). A total of 346 troops, three gunners and ten crewmen were killed.[2][264]
SB-2  Soviet Navy World War II: The landing craft was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Osmussaar, Estonia by U-475 ( Kriegsmarine).[265]

Unknown date[edit]

For the scuttling of the German cargo ship Fagersund I during October 1944, see the entry for 3 April 1944
List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1944
Ship Country Description
Arbe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Malinska-class minesweeper was scuttled at Salonika, Greece.[266]
Benjamin Ide Wheeler  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk at Leyte, Philippines by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft. She was later refloated and used as a depot ship.[267]
USS Escolar  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine was probably sunk by mine in the Yellow Sea.
F 319  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry foundered sometime in October.[24]
F 897  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk sometime in October.[40]
F 898  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk sometime in October.[40]
GA 77  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler was scuttled at Salonika.[268]
Hans Rolshoven  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Krischan-class seaplane tender struck a mine and sank.
I-O-15  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk sometime in October.[269]
I-O-34  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk sometime in October.[270]
I-O-46  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk sometime in October.[271]
I-O-65  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk sometime in October.[272]
I-O-114  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk sometime in October.[273]
HMS LCT 377  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost in the Mediterranean Sea between Marseille, France and La Maddalena, Italy sometime in October.[274]
HMS LCT 943  Royal Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost in October.[275]
MNL 6, MNL 7, MNL 8, MNL 9, and MNL 10  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MNL-1 Type Marinefährprahms were sunk sometime in October.[276]
R-311  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-301 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet Navy ships sometime in October.[135]
S-602, S-603 and S-604  Kriegsmarine World War II: The S-2-class E-boats were scuttled at Salonika.[277]
Santa Maria  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Venice, Italy. Wreck later scrapped.[278]
Solling  Germany World War II: The fishing trawler struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea on or after 22 October.[2]
Spalato  Kriegsmarine World War II:The incomplete Split-class destroyer was scuttled at Split, Yugoslavia. Salvaged post war by Yugoslavia, finished and commissioned.[279]
TKA-222  Soviet Navy World War II: The Vosper 72 foot-class motor torpedo boat was lost in the Barents Sea.[280]
U-1226  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was lost on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland on or after 23 October with the loss of all 56 crew. The loss may have been due to a defective snorkel.

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