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#1 Ninjapacman

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

In this thread I will post on the days that famous ships sank, which may help less informed captains to prepare and save their belles and the sailors on them.


I believe there is no better start for it than today.  Today marks the anniversary of the death of the Imperial Japanese Navy.  On April 7th 1945, TF 58 launched 386 aircraft to intercept Operation Ten-Go.  It was an overwhelming success.  For the loss of 10 aircraft and 12 aviators, they sank the light cruiser Yahagi, the destroyers Isokaze, Hamakaze, Asashimo, and Kasumi (scuttled), and most famously, the Yamato.  However, the Yamato would not go quietly.  When she sank, one of her forward magazines detonated, resulting in an explosion that could reportedly be heard and seen in Kagoshima nearly 200 miles away.  The smoke cloud reached over 6km into the air.  This was the last major Japanese naval operation in the Pacific of WWII, and with it the Imperial Japanese Navy died.
 
Also sunk on this day was the Nagara class Cruiser Isuzu, who was torpedoed in in the Java sea, and U-1195, a type VIIc U-boat who was sunk by depth charges in the English Channel.

In 1943, USS Aaron Ward was bombed and sunk in Ironbottom sound, and U-644 was torpedoed and sunk west of Narvik.

In 1944, U-856 was sunk by a combination of Depth charges, shelling, and ramming in the Atlantic Ocean.

Today's deaths:
Yahagi
Isokaze

Hamakaze
Asashimo

Kasumi
Yamato
Isuzu
U-1195
Aaron Ward
U-644
U-856

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

Good initiative. To the list sunk on 7 April I would add: I-2 - 1944 The Type J1 submarine.

 

 

Sunken ships April 8th

 

1940

HMS Glowworm - Operation Weserübung: The G-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Norwegian Sea north west of Trondheim, Norway while ramming the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper Kriegsmarine with the loss of 115 of her 149 crew.

 

 

1941

Vincenzo Giordano Orsini - The Giuseppe Sirtori-class destroyer was scuttled at Massawa

 

 

1942

ShCh-421 - The Shchuka-class submarine was damaged by a mine, scuttled by K-22 the next day. No casualties.

 

 

1943

U-733 - The Type VIIC submarine collided with a Kriegsmarine patrol boat and sank at Gotenhafen. She was raised, repaired and returned to service in December 1943.

 

 

1944

U-2 - The Type IIA submarine collided with the trawler Helmi Söhle in the Baltic Sea near Pillau, East Prussia and sank with the loss of seventeen of her 35 crew.

 

U-962 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain by HMS Crane and HMS Cygnet  with the loss of all 50 crew.

 

 

1945

U-774 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland by HMS Bentinck and HMS Calder  with the loss of all 44 crew.

 

U-1001 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom by HMS Byron and HMS Fitzroy  with the loss of all 46 crew.

 

Wilhelm Bauer - The submarine tender was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft.


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:04 PM

Thank you Shirogane.


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 01:19 PM

This thread is full of...well, losing. But it's still amazing. :)



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:18 PM

Sunken ships April 9th

 

 

1940

HNoMS A-2 - The A-class submarine was attacked by R-22 and R-23 (both Kriegsmarine) in the Oslofjord off Tønsberg, Norway and was damaged beyond repair.

 

HNoMS Æger - Operation Weserübung: The Sleipner-class destroyer was bombed and sunk off Stavanger, Norway by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight of her 75 crew.

 

Blücher - Battle of Drøbak Sound: The Admiral Hipper-class cruiser was sunk in Oslofjord, Norway by Norwegian coastal artillery and shore-based torpedoes with the loss of around 1,000 of her 1,382 crew.

 

HNoMS Eidsvold - First battle of Narvik: The Eidsvold-class coastal defence ship was torpedoed off Narvik, Norway by Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp and sunk with the loss of 175 of her 181 crew.

 

HMS Gurkha  - Operation Weserübung: The Tribal-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the North Sea south east of Bergen, Norway by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of KG26 and Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of KG30, Luftwaffe with the loss of 15 of her 219 crew.

 

Karlsruhe - Operation Weserübung: The Königsberg-class cruiser was torpedoed in the Skagerrak near Kristiansand, Norway HMS Truant and severely damaged. She was subsequently scuttled by Greif .

 

HNoMS Norge - First Battle of Narvik: The Eidsvold-class coastal defence ship was torpedoed and sunk off Narvik by Z11 Bernd von Arnim with the loss of 101 of her 191 crew.

 

HNoMS Tor - Operation Weserübung: The Sleipner-class destroyer was scuttled off Fredrikstad, Norway to avoid capture by German forces. She was salvaged by the Germans, repaired and entered service as Tiger. She survived the war and was taken back into Royal Norwegian Navy service as Tor in 1945.

 

 

 

1942

HMS Hermes - Operation C: The Hermes class aircraft carrier was sunk in the Indian Ocean east of Ceylon by Japanese D3A1 dive bombers from Hiryu, Shokaku, and Zuikaku all with the loss of 307 crew.

 

HMS Hollyhock - Operation C: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk in the Indian Ocean east of Ceylon by Japanese aircraft while rescuing survivors of Athelstane . She sank in 30 to 45 seconds. 49 crewmen killed. Survivors rescued by Athelstane's lifeboats.

 

HMS Lance -The L-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Malta. She was declared a constructive total loss. refloated and towed to the U.K. for scrapping 1944.

 

HMAS Vampire - Operation C: The V-class destroyer was sunk in the Indian Ocean east of Ceylon by Japanese aircraft with the loss of nine crew.

 

 

1943

Isonami -The Fubuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Banda Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south east of Wangi-wangi Island, Netherlands East Indies by USS Tautog with the loss of seven of her 219 crew.

 

 

1944

U-515 - The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Pillsbury and USS Pope . She surfaced, and was then bombed, shelled and sunk by the four destroyers and by Grumman TBF Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Guadalcanal  with the loss of sixteen of her 60 crew.

 

 

1945

Admiral Scheer - The Deutschland-class cruiser was sunk in a Royal Air Force air raid on Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein.

 

Ro-56 - The Kaichū VI type submarine was depth charged and sunk off Okinodaito-Jima, Ryukyu, by USS Mertz and USS Monssen . Lost with all 79 hands.

 

U-677 - The Type VIIC submarine was destroyed at Hamburg in a British air raid.

 

U-747 - The Type VIIC submarine was badly damaged by bombs at Hamburg in an American air raid. She was scuttled on 3 May 1945.

 

U-804 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was sunk in the Kattegat off Gothenburg, Sweden by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 143 Squadron and 235 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 55 crew.

 

U-843 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was sunk in the Kattegat west of Gothenburg by a rocket attack by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 235 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 44 of her 56 crew.

 

U-982 - The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and destroyed at Hamburg in a Royal Air Force air raid.

 

U-1065 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was sunk in the Skaggerak by a rocket attack by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 143 and 235 Squadrons, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 45 crew.

 

U-2509 - The Type XXI submarine was bombed and sunk at Hamburg in a Royal Air Force air raid.

 

U-2514 - The Type XXI submarine was bombed and sunk at Hamburg in a Royal Air Force air raid.

 

U-2516 - The Type XXI submarine was sunk at Kiel in a British air raid.

 

U-2550 - The Type XXI submarine was bombed and sunk at Hamburg in a Royal Air Force air raid.

 

U-3512 - The Type XXI submarine was bombed and sunk at Kiel in a British air raid.

 


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:03 PM

Sunken Ships on April 10th

 

1940

 

Anton Schmitt - The 1936-Class Destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the First Battle of Narvik by HMS Hunter

 

HMS Hardy - The H-Class destroyer was shelled and beached before capsizing in the First Battle of Narvik.  She sank with the loss of 36 of her 175 crew.

 

HMS Hunter - The H-Class destroyer was shelled, then ran aground, then was rammed by HMS Hotspur in First Battle of Narvik.  She subsequently sank with the loss of 122 of her 166 crew.

 

Königsberg - The Königsberg-class cruiser was bombed and sunk at Bergen by Blackburn Skua of 800 and 803 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.

 

HMS Tarpon - The T-Class submarine was Depth Charged and sunk in the Skagerrak by the Q-ship Schiff 40 with the loss of all 59 crew.

 

HMS Thistle - The T-Class Submarine was torpedoed and sunk by U-4 in the North sea with the loss of all 59 crew.

 

Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp - The 1936-Class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the First Battle of Narvik by HMS Hardy.

 

 

 

 

1942

 

USS Canopus - The Submarine tender was scuttled in Mariveles Bay, Bataan, Philippines.

 

 

 

1943

 

Trieste - The Trento-Class cruiser was bombed and sunk at La Maddelena, Sardinia by Boeing B-17 Aircraft of the United States Twelfth Air Force.  67 crewmen and 4 civilians were killed.

 

 

 

1944

 

U-68 - The Type IXC Submarine was sunk in the Atlantic ocean by Avenger and Wildcat aircraft based on USS Guadalcanal with the loss of 56 of her 57 crew.

 

 

 

1945

 

U-878 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Tintagel Castle and HMS Vanquisher with the loss of all 51 crew. 


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:22 PM

Sunken Ships on April 11th

 

 

1942

 

HMS Kingston - The K-Class Destroyer, already damaged by a previous action with the Italian fleet, was bombed in dry dock in Malta and damaged beyond repair by Luftwaffe aircraft.

 

 

 

1943

 

HMS Beverley - The Town-Class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic ocean by U-188 with the loss of 148 of her 152 crew.

 

 

 

1944

 

Akigumo - The Kagero-Class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Moro Gulf by USS Redfin with the loss of 137 crew, including her commanding officer.

 

U-108 - The Type IXB submarine was bombed and sunk at Stettin in an American air raid.

 

U-902 - The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and sunk at Stettin in an American air raid.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:26 AM

Sunken Ships on April 12th

 

 

 

1944

 

I-174 - The Kaidai-Class submarine was depth charged and sunk by a PB4Y Liberator of Squadron VB 108 with the loss of all 107 crew.

 

 

 

1945

 

USS Mannert L. Abele - The Allen M. Sumner-Class destroyer was sunk by Kamikaze attack 70 miles northwest of Okinawa.

 

Ro-64 - The Type-L submarine hit a mine while on a training mission in the Hiroshima bay, sinking with the loss of 80 people.

 

U-486 - The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by HMS Tapir with the loss of all 48 crew.

 

U-1024 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was heavily damaged in an attack by the Squid anti-submarine mortars of HMS Loch Glendhu  and  HMS Loch More with the loss of 9 of her 46 crew.  HMS Loch More  took her under tow but she                 foundered the next day.

 

 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:03 PM

Sunken Ships on April 13th

 

 

 

 

1940

 

Second Battle of Narvik

 

Z11 Bernd Von Arnim - The Type 1934A-Class destroyer was scuttled off of Narvik.

 

Z17 Diether Von Roeder - The Type 1936-Class destroyer was sunk by HMS Warspite and Royal Navy destroyers.

 

Z12 Erich Giese - The Type 1934A-Class destroyer was sunk by HMS Warspite and Royal Navy destroyers.

 
Z13 Erich Koellner - The Type 1934A-Class destroyer was shelled and damaged by HMS Warspite and Royal Navy destroyers.  She was subsequently scuttled.  31 of her 186 crew were killed.
 
Z2 Georg Thiele - The Type 1934A-Class destroyer was scuttled in the Norwegian sea off of Narvik.
 
Z18 Hans Lüdemann - The Type 1936-Class destroyer was scuttled in the Norwegian sea off of Narvik.
 
Z19 Hermann Künne - The Type 1936-Class destroyer was sunk by HMS Eskimo.
 
Z9 Wolfgang Zenker - The Type 1934A-Class destroyer was scuttled in the Norwegian sea off of Narvik.
 
U-64 - The Type IXB submarine was bombed and sunk by a Fairey Swordfish from HMS Warspite with the loss of 8 of her 46 crew.
 
 
 
1943
 
HNoMS Eskdale -  The Hunt-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the English channel by S-90 and S-112 with the loss of 25 of her crew.
 
 
 
1944
 
Ikazuchi - The Fubuki-Class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by USS Harder 200 nautical miles southeast of Guam with the loss of all hands.
 
 
 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:21 PM

Sunken Ships on April 14th

 

 

 

 

1942

 

U-85 - The Type VIIB submarine was shelled, depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic ocean by USS Roper with the loss of all 29 crew.

 

U-252 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic ocean by HMS Stork and HMS Vetch with the loss of all 44 crew.

 

HMS Upholder - The U-Class submarine was depth charged and sunk by RN Pesago with the loss of all 31 crew.

 

 

 

1943

 

U-526 - The Type IXC/40 submarine struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 42 of her 54 crew.

 

 

 

1944

 

U-448 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic ocean by HMS Pelican and HMCS Swansea with the loss of 9 of her 51 crew.

 

 

 

1945

 

U-235 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Kattegat by T17 with the loss of all 47 crew.

 

U-1206 - The Type VIIC submarine was lost in the North Sea in a diving accident with the loss of 4 of her 50 crew.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:37 AM

To the list sunk on 14 April 1945 I would add:

 

CD-31 - The Type C escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in Hiyo Inlet, Saishu Island, by USS Tirante. Sank in shallow water and only partially submerged. Thirty-nine crewmen were killed.

 

 Nomi - The Mikura-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in Hiyo Inlet, Saishu Island, by USS Tirante. Sank in shallow water and only partially submerged. One hundred and thirty-four crewmen were killed including her captain.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

Thanks Shirogane.  I wasn't sure whether to put those in or not due to their size.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:34 PM

Ohey look at those three DDs and sub sunk by Warspite. Grand old Lady indeed :P

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:18 PM

Sunken Ships on April 15th

 

 

 

 

 

1940

 

HNoMS A-3 - The A-Class submarine was scuttled at Tonsberg, Norway.

 

HNoMS A-4 The A-Class submarine was scuttled at Tonsberg, Norway.

 
U-49 - The Type VIIB submarine was depth charged and sunk off of Harstad, Norway by HMS Brazen and HMS Fearless with the loss of 1 of her 42 crew.
 
 
 
1943
 
Archimede - The Brin-Class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic ocean off Brazil by a PBY of squadron VP 83.
 
 
 
1945
 
HMS Eskins - The Captain-Class frigate was severely damaged by a mine in the North Sea and declared a total constructive loss.
 
U-103 - The Type IXB submarine was bombed and sunk at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein with the loss of one life.
 
U-285 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south-west of Ireland by HMS Grindall and HMS Keats with the loss of all 44 crew.
 
U-1063 The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom by HMS Loch Killin with the loss of 29 of her 46 crew.
 
U-1235 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south-west of Ireland by USS Frost and USS Stanton with the loss of all 57 crew.
 

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:13 PM

Sunken Ships on April 16th

 

 

 

 

 

1941

 

Battle of the Tarigo Convoy

 

Baleno - The Folgore-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean sea by the 14th destroyer flotilla, Royal Navy.

 

Luca Tarigo  - The Navigatori-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean sea by the 14th destroyer flotilla, Royal Navy.

 

HMS Mohawk - The Tribal-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia, by Luca Tarigo with the loss of 43 of her 219 crew.

 

 

 

1943

 

Battle of the Cigno Convoy

 

Cigno - The Spica-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean sea south-east of Marettimo Island by HMS Pakenham and HMS Paladin with the loss of 103 crew.

 

HMS Pakenham - The P-class destroyer was torpedoed, shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean sea off of Marettimo Island by Cigno and Cassiopea.  She was scuttled by HMS Paladin, and sank with the loss of 10 crew.

 

Other losses

 

Giacomo Medici - The Giuseppe La Masa-class destroyer was sunk at Catania by American aircraft.

 

Ulven - The submarine struck a mine and sank in the Skagerrak west of Marstrand with the loss of all 33 crew.

 

 

 

1944

 

U-550 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged, shelled, rammed, and sunk in the Atlantic ocean by USS GandyUSS Joyce, and USS Peterson with the loss of 44 of her 56 crew.  Survivors were taken as POWs by USS Joyce.

 

 

 

1945

 

USS Bryant - The Fletcher-class destroyer was severely damaged off Okinawa by a Kamikaze attack with the loss of 34 of her crew.  She was out of action for the rest of the war.

 

CD-73 - The Type-C escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific ocean by USS Sunfish.

 

HMCS Esquimalt - The Bangor-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic ocean off Chebucto Head, Nova Scotia by U-190 with the loss of 44 of her 71 crew.  She was the last Canadian warship sunk during the war.

 

MV Goya - The transport ship was torpedoed and damaged by soviet submarine L-3 in the Baltic Sea during the evacuation of East Prussia. She broke in two and sank the next day with the loss of between 6,220 and 7,028 lives. There were between 165 and 334 survivors. 

 

USS Harding - The Gleaves-class destroyer was severely damaged off Okinawa by Kamikaze attack with the loss of 22 of her crew. She was not permanently repaired. 

 

Lützow - The Deutschland-class cruiser was bombed and sunk in shallow water by the RAF with her main deck above water. Her Anti-aircraft guns remained in action until they ran out of ammo on May 4th.  She was later raised by the Soviet Union and sunk in weapons testing in July 1947.

 

USS Pringle - The Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk in the Pacific ocean off Okinawa by Kamikaze attack with the loss of 78 of her 336 crew.

 

U-78 - The Type VIIC submarine was shelled and sunk at Pillau, East Prussia by Soviet shore-based artillery.

 

U-880 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Frost and USS Stanton with the loss of all 49 crew.

 

U-1274 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North sea north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom, by HMS Viceroy with the loss of all 44 crew.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:53 AM

From the Sunken Ships list on April 16th 1945 I would delete the unit: USS Bryant and USS Harding did not sink.

MV Goya was the transport ship

HMCS Esquimalt probably did not appear on the list because it was smaller than the Flower class corvettes and was minesweepers.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

I included Bryant and Harding because they were out of commission for the rest of the war. Goya was a significant enough death toll to include on the list as a major sinking, and HMCS Esquimalt is on the list.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:22 PM

Death Day is only for sinking- gravely wounded wouldn't apply. That said- interesting information regardless!

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:29 PM

Thanks for the info, Legate.  I'll only put sunken ships on here from this point forward.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:30 PM

Ninja;

 

Oh no, it's interesting regardless. Feel free! :)



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