List of shipwrecks in September 1945

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

September 1945
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1945
Ship Country Description
Thekla  Germany The cargo ship exploded at Florø, Norway, during loading of ammunition. Nineteen people were killed; seven Germans, ten Norwegians imprisoned on charges of treason, one British soldier and one Norwegian guard.[1]

5 September[edit]

For the loss of the Dutch passenger ship Christiaan Huygens on this date, see the entry for 26 August 1945.

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1945
Ship Country Description
L'Audacieuse  French Navy First Indochina War; Battle of Hong Hai: The auxiliary patrol boat/naval junk was scuttled to prevent capture. Eight crewmen were taken as prisoners of war.[2]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1945
Ship Country Description
Joseph Carrigan  United States World War II: The Liberty ship struck a mine and was damaged in the South China Sea off Labuan, Malaya. She arrived at Manila, Philippines where she was declared a constructive total loss.[3]
Unknown Unknown The tug was wrecked at Rabaul, New Guinea. Salvaged by HMAS Reserve ( Royal Australian Navy) on 23 September and towed to Madang on 26 September. Sold in 1946.[4]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1945
Ship Country Description
USS PC-815  United States Navy The PC-461-class submarine chaser sank in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California, at 32°37′54″N 117°14′12″W / 32.63167°N 117.23667°W / 32.63167; -117.23667 with the loss of one crew member after colliding with the destroyer USS Laffey ( United States Navy).

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1945
Ship Country Description
Marianne Toft  Denmark The cargo ship collided with Cornelius Ford ( United States) and sank in the Irish Sea off the Isle of Man with the loss of ten of her twenty crew.[5]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1945
Ship Country Description
USS AFD-13  United States Navy Typhoon Ida: The mobile floating drydock was sunk off Okinawa, Japan.[6]
HMS BYMS-275, HMS BYMS-383, HMS BYMS-384, HMS BYMS-424,
and HMS BYMS-454
 Royal Navy Typhoon Ida: The BYMS-class minesweepers foundered.[7]
Richard V. Oulahan  United States Typhoon Ida: The Liberty ship came ashore at Okinawa and was declared a constructive total loss.[8]
USS SC-632  United States Navy Typhoon Ida: The SC-497-class submarine chaser foundered during a typhoon off Okinawa. The sunken hulk was destroyed on 9 March 1948.[9]
USS YMS-98  United States Navy Typhoon Ida: The YMS-1-class minesweeper foundered off Okinawa.[10]
USS YMS-341  United States Navy Typhoon Ida: The YMS-1-class minesweeper foundered off Okinawa.[10]

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1945
Ship Country Description
John A. Rawlins  United States The Liberty ship was driven ashore in a typhoon at Okinawa, Japan, a total loss.[11]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1945
Ship Country Description
CHa-228  Imperial Japanese Navy The CHa-1-class submarine chaser foundered at Sasebo in a storm.[12]
USS YMS-748  United States Navy Typhoon Ida: The patrol craft capsized at Wakanoura Wan, Japan.[13]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1945
Ship Country Description
CDa-1 and CDa-2  Imperial Japanese Navy The incomplete CDa-1-class auxiliary frigates foundered at Uranosaki from leaks.[14]
Mandal  Norway The whaler was wrecked off Farsund, Norway.[15]
Minerve  France The Minerve-class submarine was being towed to France from England, but broke free in heavy weather and was wrecked on Portland Bill.[16]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1945
Ship Country Description
USS LST-553  United States Navy The landing ship tank struck a mine and sank in Japanese waters.[7]
USS LST-768  United States Navy The landing ship tank struck a mine and sank in Japanese waters.[7]
Prince George  Canada The passenger steamer caught fire after running aground in fog off Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska. After her 103 crewmen and 10 passengers abandoned ship, the fire began to threaten facilities in the harbor at Ketchikan, so the tug General Kennedy ( Canada) towed her to Pennock Island in Tongass Narrows, where the fire burned itself out. One fireman was killed. The wreck eventually was refloated and scrapped.[17]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1945
Ship Country Description
Nordhavet  Denmark The cargo ship struck a submerged object and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Point Lance, Newfoundland (46°47′N 54°08′W / 46.783°N 54.133°W / 46.783; -54.133).[18]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1945
Ship Country Description
Empire Patrol  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea 38 nautical miles (70 km) off Port Said, Egypt and was abandoned by her crew and the 496 refugees she was carrying. She was taken in tow but capsized and sank two days later when still 18 nautical miles (33 km) off Port Said.
USS Roche  United States Navy The Cannon-class destroyer escort struck a mine and was damaged in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of three of her 216 crew. She was subsequently declared a constructive total loss and sunk off Yokosuka, Japan on 11 March 1946.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1945
Ship Country Description
CHa-160  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class submarine chaser sank off Yoshimi during a typhoon, either on 18 September 1944 or 18 September 1945.[19]

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Ship events in 1945
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