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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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#27 Shirogane

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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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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:54 AM

Sunken Ships on April 21th

1941
Thyella - The Thyella-class destroyer was sunk by enemy action off Vouliagmeni near Athens.

 

1943
USS Grenadier - The Tambor-class submarine was bombed and damaged in the Strait of Malacca off Penang, Malaya by Japanese aircraft. She was consequently scuttled by her crew the next day at. All 76 crew were taken as prisoners of war.

HMS Splendid - The S-class submarine was shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Corsica, France by Hermes with the loss of 18 of her 45 crew. She was scuttled to prevent capture before the survivors were rescued and taken as prisoners of war.

 

1945
U-636 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland by HMS Bazely, HMS Bentinck and HMS Drury with the loss of all 42 crew.

 

Sunken Ships on April 22th

1941
Hydra - The Freccia-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Saronic Gulf by Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers.

Kios - The Kidonia-class torpedo boat was sunk at Piraeus, Greece, by Luftwaffe aircraft

 

1944
U-311 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland by HMCS Matane and HMCS Swansea with the loss of all 51 crew.

 

1945
USS Swallow - The Auk-class minesweeper was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Ryukyu Islands, Japan by a kamikaze aircraft attack.

U-518 - The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal by USS Carter and USS Neal A. Scott with the loss of all 56 crew.

 

Sunken Ships on April 23th

1941
Kilkis - The Mississippi-class battleship was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft.

Lemnos - The barracks ship, a disarmed former Mississippi-class battleship, was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft.

 

1943
P-39 Tade - The No.31-class patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Yonaguni Island by USS Seawolf.

U-189 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by a B-24 bomber of 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 54 crew.

U-191 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell by HMS Hesperus with the loss of all 55 crew.

U-602 - The Type VIIC submarine was lost on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria with the loss of all 48 crew.

 

1944
Amagiri - The Fubuki-class destroyer was sunk in the Makassar Strait 50 nautical miles (93 km) south of Balikpapan Borneo by a mine. Thirteen crewmen were killed. Survivors were rescued by the heavy cruiser Aoba and the light cruiser Ōi.

 

1945
USS Eagle 56 - The Eagle-class patrol craft was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Cape Elizabeth, Maine by U-853 with the loss of 49 of her 62 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Selfridge.

U-183 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea by USS Besugo with the loss of 54 of her 55 crew.

UJ 2222 - The submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was sunk off Genoa by United States Navy PT Boats.

 

Sunken Ships on April 24th

1941
Simone Schiaffino - The Rosolino Pilo-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Tunisia.

 

1943
HMS Sahib - The S-class submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Capo di Milazzo, Sicily, Italy by Luftwaffe Ju-88, then attacked by Climene, Gabbiano, and Euterpe. She was scuttled by her crew; all 48 were rescued and taken as prisoners of war, one died of wounds later.

U-710 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 49 crew.

 

1945
Alpino - The Soldati-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa, Italy.

USS Frederick C. Davis - Operation Teardrop: The Edsall-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-546 with the loss of 115 of her 209 crew.

FR 24 - The Guépard-class destroyer was sunk at Genoa.

FR 32 - The Bourrasque-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa.

FR 37 - The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa.

Ghibli - The Ciclone-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Genoa.

SG 20 - The corvette, a former Generali-class destroyer, was scuttled at Genoa.

TA 31 - The torpedo boat, a former Freccia-class destroyer, was scuttled at Genoa.

TA 32 - The torpedo boat, the former Yugoslav destroyer Dubrovnik, was scuttled at Genoa.

TA 34 - The Le Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa. Raised in 1946 and returned to France. She was not repaired and scrapped in 1958.

U-108 - The decommissioned Type IXB submarine was scuttled at Stettin, Pomerania.

U-546 - Operation Teardrop: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged, hedgehogged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Hayter, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Keith, USS Neunzer, USS Pillsbury and USS Varian with the loss of 26 of her 59 crew.

UIT-2 - The submarine was scuttled at Genoa.

UIT-3 - The submarine was scuttled at Genoa.

UJ 206 - The submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was scuttled at Venice.

UJ 2221, UJ 2224, UJ 2227, and UJ 6083 - The submarine chasers, former Gabbiano-class corvettes, were scuttled at Genoa.
 

UJ 2226 - The Ape class submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was scuttle at Monfalcone.


Sunken Ships on April 25th

1940
HNoMS Trygg - The Trygg-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in the Romsdalsfjord off Åndalsnes, Norway by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was salvaged by the Germans, repaired and entered Kriegsmarine service as Zick.

 

1941
Kyzikos - The Kidonia- class torpedo boat was sunk at Salamis by Luftwaffe aircraft.

Pergamos - The Kidonia-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Salamis Naval Base, Greece.

 

1943
U-203 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Farewell, Greenland by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 811 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Biter and by HMS Opportune and HMS Pathfinder with the loss of ten of her 48 crew.

 

1944
T 27 - The torpedo boat was shelled and damaged in the English Channel in a battle with HMS Ashanti, HMS Black Prince, HMCS Haida and HMCS Huron. She was beached at Morlaix, Manche, France on 27 April. T 27 was further damaged in an air attack on 3 May and was torpedoed and sunk by HMMTB 673 on 7 May.

T 29 - The torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the English Channel by HMCS Haida with the loss of 62 of her 135 crew. Survivors were rescued by Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboote.

TA-23 - The Ciclone-class torpedo boat was damaged by a mine off Capri, Italy. Scuttled by TA-29 when attacked by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.

 

1945
Graf Zeppelin - The incomplete Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carrier was scuttled at Stettin, West Pomerania. She was raised and salvaged by the Soviet Union in 1947.

Ro-109 - The Ro-100-class submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 165 nautical miles (306 km) south south west of Okino-Daito Jima by USS Horace A. Bass.

SG 20 - The escort ship, a former Generali Class torpedo Boat, was scuttled at Oneglia, Liguria, Italy as a blockship.

SG 23 - The escort ship was scuttled at Genoa.

TA 32 - The radar picket destroyer/torpedo boat was scuttled at Genoa.

U-326 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay west of Brest, Finistère, France by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 43 crew.

UJ 2231 - The submarine chaser, a former Elan-class corvette, was scuttled at Genoa.

W-41 - The W-19 class Minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north of Keelung, Formosa by USS Cod. There were 75 survivors, one was rescued by USS Cod as a prisoner of war.


 


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for the help Shirogane.  For future reference, it's 21st, 22nd,  and 23rd, as in First, Second, and Third.


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