Talk:List of United States Navy losses in World War II
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date of when losses start
This list currently states that it includes all losses beginning on December 7th, 1941. However I seem to have found at least one exception. The USS Reuben James (DD-245) is on this list and it was sunk 31 October 1941, while on a convoy mission in the north Atlantic. While I can see as to why it was included on this list, I'm wondering if we should either asterisk this particular instance as a pre-war loss, or whether we should extend the date range for ship losses. -- malo (tlk) (cntrbtns) 18:53, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
Ehmm....Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah were sunk at Pearl Harbor, as were California, West Virginia and Nevada, although the latter were raised and repaired. Wouldn't these be counted as losses too? MoRsE 23:43, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Those ships WERE sunk at Pearl Harbor, but several were salvaged and a couple of them returned to service (Oklahoma was scrapped). I can see the logic for not including them, but they should at least be mentioned with an asterisk. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:45, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
- USS Utah was a complete loss after being sunk it was raised but something went wrong and capsised again, the ship remained in dock with most of the dead inside. It was a Musseum Ship in 1972. Iam considering it a loss, since a) It was not latter used in combat, there where no more eforts to refloat her b)Battle Damage made it a non military value ship c) It was converted into a memorial ship.Mr.User200 (talk) 19:51, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
I suggest Utah should not be listed as a Battleship, since (with all due respect to the ship and her crew), she had long been converted to be a target and training ship (I believe including the removal of her main guns). This is reflected in her new hull number of AG-16, this AG signifying a Miscellaneous Auxiliary ship type. Dave w74 (talk) 19:50, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Panay is listed as a WWII loss, even though it sunk in 1937. I think it is obvious that the Panay incident and the United States' eventual involvement in WWII are related, but I disagree that this should be included in this "List of United States Navy losses in World War II." I propose the USS Panay be removed from the list. — Bwe1862 (talk) 19:32, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Totals by ship type and total ships lost
There are 27 ship types for total ship losses 713.