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#21 Ninjapacman

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:37 PM

Sunken Ships on April 17th

 

 

 

 

 

1941

 

Zagreb - The destroyer was scuttled at Cattaro.

 

 

 

1943

 

U-175 - The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USCGC Spencer with the loss of 13 of her 54 crew.  The survivors were rescued by USCGC Spencer and USCGC Duane and became prisoners of war.

 

 

 

1944

 

L-6 - The Leninets-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the black sea by UJ 115 Rosita.

 

U-342 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by a PBY Catalina aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.

 

U-986 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland by USS PC-619 and  USS Swift with the loss of all 50 crew.

 

 


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#22 Shirogane

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:06 PM

To the list sunk on 17 April 1945 I would add:

 

 Boelke - The Karl Meyer class Seaplane Tender was bombed and sunk off the Hel Peninsula by Soviet bombers.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:06 PM

Sunken Ships on April 18th

 

1943

HMS P615 - The Oruç Reis-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-123 with the loss of all 43 crew.

 

HMS Regent - The Rainbow-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Strait of Otranto with the loss of all 63 crew

 

1944

L-6 - The Leninets-class submarine was sunk in the Black Sea east of Constanta, Romania by UJ-104.

 

USS Gudgeon - The Tambor-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Iwo Jima by a Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" bomber of the 901 Air Group.

 

1945

I-56 - The Type B1 submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Okinawa by USS Collett, four other destroyers and United States Navy carrier-based aircraft.
 

 

Sunken Ships on April 19th

 

1943

Alpino - The Soldati-class destroyer was sunk at La Spezia by British aircraft.

 

1944

U-974 - The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Karmsund, Norway by Ula with the loss of 42 of her 50 crew.

 

1945

Aquila - The ex-Italian incomplete aircraft carrier was scuttled at Genoa.

 

U-251 - The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Kattegat by a rocket attack by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 143, 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force with the loss of 39 of her 43 crew.

 

U-548 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada by USS Buckley and USS Reuben James with the loss of all 58 crew.

 

U-879 - The Type IX submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Buckley and USS Reuben James.

 

U-548 - The Type IX submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Henry, Virginia, United States by USS Bostwick, USS Coffman, USS Natchez and USS Thomas (DE-102). Various dates are given by different sources; 19, 29 and 30 April.

 

USS Snook - The Gato-class submarine was lost in the South China Sea between 8 and 20 April, cause unknown.
 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:28 PM

Sunken Ships on April 20th

1940
HNoMS Stegg - Norwegian Campaign: The Trygg-class torpedo boat was sunk in the Hardangerfjord, Norway by Schiff 221.

 

1941
Psara - The Freccia-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Saronic Gulf by Luftwaffe aircraft.

Vasilefs Georgios - The Vasilefs Georgios-class destroyer was scuttled in the Salamis Naval Base to prevent capture by German forces. Raised, repaired and put in Kriegsmarine service as ZG 3 Hermes.

 

1944
USS Lansdale - Convoy UGS 38: The Benson-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln Kampfgeschwader 26 and Heinkel He 111 aircraft of I & II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe with the loss of 47 of her 279 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Menges and USS Newell.

 

Ro-45 - The Kaichū type submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands by USS Seahorse.

 

UIT-5 - The submarine was sunk at Monfalcone, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy in an Allied air raid.
 


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:17 AM

1945

Aquila - The ex-Italian incomplete aircraft carrier was scuttled at Genoa.

 

I'm sorry, but this is wrong.

When the city of Genoa was liberated, the carrier was found to be damaged, but still floating. The attack had failed to cause her sinking.

In fact, after being towed where she wouldn't be in the way, she remained there all alone until she was scrapped.



#26 Ninjapacman

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for the correction, Historynerd.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

Beats in the chest. In fact, there was a mistake. Thanks.Historynerd.


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