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  1. Given her name is for the Battle of Lexington (and Concord) she'll probably never give the RN a break... and being called a RN ship Fightin' Words. ... Crows are omnivores and will at least eat other things besides carrion. Buzzards (maybe vulture would be more accurate) are carrion eaters.
  2. find it here I wonder what she got Hiryu. A therapist?
  3. April 3 1941 HMS Bahram (RN river patrol boat): Struck a mine and sank off Spurn Point, Yorkshire. Cesare Battisti (RM Sauro-class destroyer): Bombed and damaged in the Red Sea by aircraft from HMS Eagle. She was run aground and scuttled. Daniele Manin (RM Sauro-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk in the Red Sea off Port Sudan by aircraft from HMS Eagle. Nazario Sauro (RM Sauro-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk in the Red Sea off Port Sudan by aircraft from HMS Eagle. 1943 CH-13 (IJN submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Honshu by USS Pickerel. 1944 U-288 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Barents Sea by aircraft from HMS Activity and HMS Tracker. 1945 Brummer (Kriegsmarine minelayer): Wrecked in a RAF air raid on Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein. Irben (Kriegsmarine Lauting-class mine transport): Sunk at Kiel by Allied aircraft. Manju (IJN Etorofu-class escort ship): Bombed and damaged by USAAF aircraft northeast of Green Island, Hong Kong. She drifted near Stonecutter's Island, Hong Kong before she sank. She was fully refloated on 11 May and towed to Kowloon for repairs, but was unfinished before war's end. USS S-16 (USN S-class submarine, decommissioned): Sunk as a target off Key West, Florida. U-1221 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Bombed and sunk at Kiel in an American air raid. U-2542 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Bombed and sunk at Kiel in an American air raid. U-3505 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Bombed and sunk at Kiel in an American air raid.
  4. April 2 1942 V 1515 Rothienbaum (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France in an allied air raid. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service as M 3857 Rothienbaum. 1943 U-124 (Kriegsmarine Type IXB submarine): Shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Oporto, Portugal by HMS Black Swan and HMS Stonecrop. 1944 U-360 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea southwest of Bear Island, Norway by HMS Keppel. 1945 CD-186 (IJN Type D escort ship): Sunk in the East China Sea south west of Amami Ōshima by United States Navy aircraft from Task Force 58. Tama Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Sea Devil. U-321 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by RAF aircraft. UJ 1011 (Kriegsmarine auxiliary submarine chaser): Sunk by Soviet aircraft.
  5. April 1 1941 Leone (RM Leone-class destroyer): Ran aground off Massawa, Italian Eritrea. She was scuttled by shellfire from Pantera and Tigre. 1942 Giovanni delle Bande Nere (RM Giussano-class light cruiser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Stromboli by HMS Urge. HMS P36 (RN U-class submarine): Bombed and sunk at Malta by Italian aircraft. She was later raised and scrapped. HMS Pandora (RN P-class submarine, former HMS Python): Bombed and sunk at the Valetta Dockyard, Malta by Italian aircraft. She was raised in 1943 but not repaired. HMT Solomon (RN naval trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk. UJ 1203 Heinrich Günther (Kriegsmarine naval trawler): Struck a mine and sunk off Pien, Tytursaari in the Gulf of Finland. 1943 Lubiana (RM Beograd-class destroyer, former Ljubljana): Sank off Tunisia, either by RAF aircraft, or by running aground in heavy seas. 1944 UJ 2127 Theodoros (Kriegsmarine auxiliary submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by British aircraft. 1945 Adler (Kriegsmarine Adler-class gunnery training ship, former Herluf Trolle-class coastal defence ship): Sunk at Kiel, Germany by Allied aircraft. Uta (Kriegsmarine repair ship, formerly a Kriemhild-class guard ship): Sunk on the Danube River by aircraft. She was raised, repaired and put in Soviet service as Angara. Honorable Mention: Awa Maru (Red Cross parcel transport, demilitarized IJN transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Straits by USS Queenfish. She was properly marked and had a guarantee of safe passage. 1946 I-402 (Sen Toku-Type aircraft carrier submarine): Sunk as a gunnery target in the East China Sea, east of Kinai Island, Gotō Islands, by USS Everett F. Larson and USS Goodrich. Ha-201 (Type STS submarine): Was lashed alongside I-402 and shared her fate. Operation Road's End: A fleet of surrendered-Imperial Japanese submarines is sailed to "Point Deep Six" off Goto-Retto Island, where they are sunk beyond the 100-fathom line by either by demolition charges or gunfire from USS Nereus and USS Everett F. Larson. I-36 (Type B1 submarine) I-47 (Type C2 submarine) I-53 (Type C3 submarine) I-58 (Type B3 submarine) I-156 (Type Kaidai-3B cruiser submarine) I-157 ( Type Kaidai-3B cruiser submarine) I-158 (Type Kaidai-3A cruiser submarine) I-159 (Type Kaidai-3B cruiser submarine) I-162 (Type Kaidai-4 cruiser submarine) I-366 (Type D1 cargo submarine) I-367 (Type D1 cargo submarine) Ro-50 (K6 Type submarine) Ha-103 (SS Type small supply submarine) Ha-105 (SS Type small supply submarine) Ha-106 (SS Type small supply submarine): She was lashed to I-36. Ha-107(SS Type small supply submarine) Ha-108 (SS Type small supply submarine) Ha-109 (SS Type small supply submarine) Ha-111 (SS Type small supply submarine) Ha-202 (STS Type small high speed submarine) Ha-208 (STS Type small high speed submarine)
  6. March 31 1941 HMS Bonaventure (RN Dido-class cruiser): Torpedoed and sunk south of Crete by Ambra. HMT Lord Selborne (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank at the mouth of the Humber. Pier Capponi (RM Mameli-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Stromboli by HMS Rorqual. 1943 HMT Caulonia (RN minesweeper): Ran aground and foundered off Rye Bay Sussex, England. 1945 I-8 (IJN Type J3 submarine): Depth charged, shelled and sunk off Kerama Retto, Okinawa by USS Stockton and USS Morrison. *** HA-60 (IJN Type C midget submarine): Bombed and heavily damaged off Unten, Okinawa by US patrol aircraft. She ran aground while making evasive maneuvers and was abandoned. Nanho Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Sunk by US aircraft off Makassar.
  7. March 30 1942 U-585 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Barents Sea. 1943 U-416 (Kriegsmarine Type VII submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Bornholm, Denmark. She was raised, repaired and returned to service as a training ship by October 1943. 1944 Operation Desecrate I (March 30-April 1): To support troop landings at Aitape and Hollandia, the US carriers of Task Force 58 (USS Enterprise, USS Lexington, USS Yorktown, USS Belleau Wood, USS Cowpens, USS Langley and USS Princeton) launched air attacks on Imperial Japanese targets at Yap, Woleai and the Palau islands. The gathering carriers and their screening ships were detected; most of the Imperial Japanese fleet escaped before the raids. Akashi (IJN Akashi-class repair ship): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the north shore of Uruthapel Island, Palau by US Navy aircraft from Task Force 58. She sank in shallow water and was only partially submerged. Kamakaze Maru( IJN Kamakaze Maru-class destroyer tender): was bombed, rocketed and sunk in Malakal Harbor, Urukhapel Island, Palau by US Navy aircraft from Task Force 58. Urakami Maru (IJN Urakami Maru-class repair ship): Bombed, torpedoed and sunk in Malakal Harbor, Palau by US Navy aircraft from Task Force 58. Wakatake (IJN Wakatake-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in Karamadoo Bay, west of Babelthaup, Palau by US Navy aircraft from Task Force 58. *** HMS Laforey (RN L-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Palermo, Sicily, Italy by U-223. RA 256 (Kriegsmarine VAS 301-class submarine chaser): Sunk at Livorno, Italy by Allied aircraft. U-223 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Blencathra, HMS Hambledon, HMS Laforey and HMS Tumult and HMS Wilton. UJ 207 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser, former Gabbiano-class corvette Carabina): Destroyed in an Allied air raid on Venice, Italy. 1945 Köln (Kriegsmarine Königsberg-class cruiser): Bombed and sunk at Wilhelmshaven by USAAF aircraft. Her wreck was broken up in 1946. Also sunk in the USAF raid of Wilhelmshaven: F 6 Königin Luise: Kriegsmarine command ship, a former F-class escort ship. M-329: Kriegsmarine minesweeper. M 3430 Mardyck: Kriegsmarine auxiliary minesweeper. U-96 Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine. She had been decommissioned on 15 February. U-429: Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine. U-3508: Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine. Vistula: Kriegsmarine submarine tender was sunk in an American air raid on Wilhelmshaven. Sunk in a USAF raid on Bremen: U-430: Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine. U-870: Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine. U-882: Type IXC/40 submarine, unfinished. U-884: Type IXD/42 submarine, unfinished. U-3036, U-3045 and U-3046 Type XXI submarines, all unfinished. ...And sunk in an Allied raid on Hamburg: U-348: Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine. U-350: Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine. U-1131: Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine. U-1167: Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine. U-2340: Kriegsmarine Type XXIII submarine. *** Eikichi Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat/ picket boat): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Kyushu by USS Tirante. HMS High Tide (RN examination vessel, an Admiralty-type drifter:) Foundered off northern Wales. M 3138 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg, Pomerania. Shinan Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Sunk in the South China Sea off Yulin, Hainan, China by USAAF aircraft. U-965 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Scotland by HMS Conn and HMS Rupert.
  8. March 29 1941 Pola (RM Zara-class heavy cruiser): Boarded by a party from HMS Jervis, looted of her AA guns and torpedoed by Jervis and HMS Nubian. She had been rendered powerless the day before. Zara (RM Zara-class heavy cruiser): Shelled by HMS Valiant and HMS Warspite, torpedoed by HMAS Stuart. She was torpedoed and sunk in the early morning hours by HMS Jervis. 1942 Z26 (Kriegsmarine Type 1936A-class destroyer): Shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea by HMS Trinidad and HMS Eclipse. 1943 Tōhō Maru (IJN Tatekawa Maru-class auxiliary Oiler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Makassar Strait by USS Gudgeon. UJ 2201 Bois Rose (Kriegsmarine auxiliary submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Palermo by HMS Unrivalled. UJ 2204 Boréal (Kriegsmarine auxiliary submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Palermo by HMS Unrivalled. 1944 M 4000 IJmuiden (Kriegsmarine trawler/auxiliary minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine, France. R-191 (Kriegsmarine Type R-151 minesweeper): Sunk in the Aegean Sea by British aircraft. U-961 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea north of the Faroe Islands by HMS Starling. 1945 CD-18 (IJN Type D escort): Strafed, bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cap Batangan, French Indochina by USAF aircraft. CD-84 (IJN Type D escort): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north northeast of pointe An Yo by USS Hammerhead. CD-130 (IJN Type D escort): Strafed, bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Nha Trang, French Indochina by USAF aircraft. HMCS Teme (Canadian River-class frigate): Torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom by U-315. She was towed to Falmouth and declared a total loss. U-1106 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Norweigan Sea northof the Shetland Islands by RAF aircraft. U-1169 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom by HMS Duckworth. UJ 308 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser): Lost in a collision on this date. She was raised post war, repaired and put in Soviet service. V-5532 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/Vorpostenboot): Shelled and set alight by HNoMS MTB 716 and HNoMS MTB 717 in Stokksundet, Norway, and beached. The fire destroyed her.
  9. March 28 1941 Battle of Cape Matapan/ Battle of Gaudo: An Italian battle fleet set out to raid British merchant convoys. Their mail had been deciphered however, so a reconnaissance plane just happened to look in the right direction to find them for the British Mediterranean Fleet. Following a day-long game of tag, Vittorio Vento received a torpedo hit in air attacks from HMS Formidable. While covering the withdrawing battleship from further air attacks, Pola also took a torpedo hit and was reduced to a dead stop. Unaware that British radar allowed pursuit past dusk, Zara, Fiume and their destroyer escorts were sent back to assist her. Fiume (RM Zara-class heavy cruiser): Shelled practically point blank and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Barham, HMS Valiant and HMS Warspite. Giosue Carducci (RM Oriani-class destroyer): Shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Barham, HMS Valiant and HMS Warspite. She was scuttled by her crew. Vittorio Alfieri (RM Oriani-class destroyer): Shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Barham, HMS Warspite and HMS Valiant. 1942 Operation Chariot: To ensure that there were no large dry dock facilities outside of home waters capable of repairing German battleships, the British attacked the Normandie dry dock at St. Nazaire. HMS Campbelltown (RN Town-class, Wickes-subclass destroyer, former USS Buchannan): Intentionally rammed and "beached" on the Normandie Dock drydock gates. Her concealed load of delayed-action explosives went undetected until they detonated the next day, blowing off her bow and causing her aft section to be pulled into the empty dock. She remained there until 1947. *** M 5608 Pinguin (Kriegsmarine naval drifter/minesweeper): Sunk by a mine off Petsamo, Finland. 1943 FR 111 (RM transport submarine, former Requin-class Phoque): Bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily by American aircraft. U-77 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south of Cape Nao, Spain by RAF aircraft. She sank the next day. V 2018 Vogtland (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine in the North Sea and was damaged. She was taken in tow by V 801 Max Gundelach but struck another mine the next day and sank. 1944 HMS Syrtis (RN S-class submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Norwegian Sea off Bodø, Norway. UJ 117 Rila (Kriegsmarine auxiliary submarine chaser): Struck a mine and sank south of the Bengtskär Lighthouse, Hanko, Finland. 1945 CD-33 (IJN Type C escort): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Shikoku by US Navy aircraft. Mikura (IJN Mikura-class escort): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Shikoku by USS Threadfin. PB-108 (IJN patrol boat, former HNoMS Arend): Sunk in the Gulf of Boni off Maniang Island, Celebes by USAF aircraft. USS Skylark (USN Auk-class minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the Pacific Ocean off Hagushi Bay, Okinawa. USS Trigger (USN Gato-class submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Ryukyu Islands by Mikura, CD-33 and CD-59. W-11 (IJN W-7-class minesweeper): Bombed and sunk in Makassar Bay by USAF.
  10. March 27 1942 USS Atik (USN Q-ship, operating as steamer tramp SS Carolyn, her former name): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Norfolk, Virginia by U-123. M 5607 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank off Petsamo. U-587 (Kriegsmarine Type VII submarine): Depth charged and sunk southwest of Ireland by HMS Aldenham, HMS Grove, HMS Leamington and HMS Volunteer. 1943 HMS Dasher (RN Avenger-class escort carrier, former Rio de Janeiro): Sank in the Firth of Clyde after an internal explosion. U-169 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by RAF aircraft. 1944 HMS Maaløy (RN minesweeper, former whaler Globe VI): Torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Ceylon by U-510. R 188 and R 191(Kriegsmarine Type R-151 minesweepers): Bombed and sunk at Šibenik, Yugoslavia by USAAF aircraft. U-851 (Kreigsmarine Type IXD2 submarine): Lost on or after this date. She went missing on the way to her first patrol in the Indian Ocean. UJ 205 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser, former incomplete Gabbiano-class corvette Colubrina): Bombed and sunk at Šibenik by USAAF aircraft. 1945 Ha-208 (IJN Koryu Type D midget submarine): Bombed and sunk off Okinawa by US aircraft while charging her batteries on the surface. Odate (IJN minelayer, former Hashima-class cable layer): Strafed in the East China Sea southwest of Kagoshima by US Navy aircraft. She exploded and sank after one of her depth charges was detonated. R 145 and R 260 (Kriegsmarine minesweepers): Torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Liepāja, Latvia by Soviet aircraft. U-722 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Scotland by HMS Byron, HMS Fitzroy and HMS Redmill. U-905 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Minch by HMS Conn. Yusen Maru No. 27 GO (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Lost on this date.
  11. March 26 1940 U-21 (Kriegsmarine Type IIB submarine) Ran aground off Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway. She was refloated and interned at Kristiansand until 9 April 1940. 1941 HMCS Otter (Canadian yacht): Caught fire and sank off Halifax, Nova Scotia. HMS York (RN York-class heavy cruiser): Rammed by two Italian explosive motor boats in a raid on Suda Bay, Crete and beached to prevent her sinking. Her main guns were deliberately wrecked on 22 May to prevent their capture. 1942 HMS Jaguar (RN J-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sidi Barrani, Egypt by U-652. HMS Legion (RN L-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk in the Grand Harbor, Valletta, Malta. She was eventually refloated and resunk in deep water. HMS P39 (RN U-class submarine): Bombed and sunk in the Grand Harbor, Valletta. She was raised and beached unrepaired in 1943 and her wreck was bombed again. 1943 Sergent Gouarne (Free French trawler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Ceuta, Spain by U-755. T-511 (Soviet Navy auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk by mines in Tsemes Bight, Black Sea. 1944 USS Tullibee (USN Gato-class submarine): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean near the Palau Islands by the malfunction and circular run of one of her own torpedoes. V 1415 Azimuth (Kriegsmarine naval trawler/Vorpostenboot): Lost on this date. V 1416 (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Sunk at IJmuiden in an air raid by USAF aircraft. 1945 CH-34 (IJN No.28-class submarine chaser): Shelled and sunk in the Andaman Sea east of Khota Andaman by HMS Vigilant and HMS Virago. CH-63 (IJN No.28-class submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Andaman Sea east of Khota Andaman by HMS Vigilant. Ha-69, Ha-78 and Ha-79 (IJN Type C Kō-hyōteki-class midget submarines): Scuttled at Talisay, Cebu, Philippines. USS Halligan (USN Fletcher-class destroyer): Torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Okinawa by Ha-67. She came ashore the next day on Tokashiki. HMS Puffin (RN Kingfisher-class sloop): Damaged in the North Sea when the Kriegsmarine Seehund midget submarine she rammed exploded. She was taken in to Harwich, Essexbut was declared a constructive total loss. R-145 (Kriegsmarine Type R-130 minesweeper): Sunk off Liepāja, Latvia by Soviet aircraft. R-260 (Kriegsmarine Type R-218 minesweeper): Sunk off Palanga, Lithuania by Soviet aircraft. Risui Maru (IJN transport): Shelled and sunk in the Andaman Sea east of Khota Andaman by HMS Volage. HMAS Terka (Australian auxiliary minesweeper): Sank in Madang Harbour New Guinea. Teshio Maru (IJN stores ship): Bombed and sunk in the Andaman Sea east of Khota Andaman by RAF aircraft. U-399 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the English Channel off Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom by HMS Duckworth. V-310 (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Sunk by Soviet aircraft. Zähringen (Kriegsmarine Wittelsbach-class pre-dreadnought, target ship): Scuttled as a block ship in Gotenhafen. She had been previously sunk in shallow water during an air raid on 18 December 1944 and was refloated long enough to tow to the mouth of the harbor. 1946 Z34 (German Type 1936A destroyer, allocated to the US): Scuttled in the Skagerrak with a load of chemical munitions.
  12. March 25 1942 HMS Sulla (RN auxiliary minesweeper): Foundered in a gale in the Norwegian Sea off Bear Island, Norway while being delivered to the Soviet Navy. 1943 Rhinocéros (Kriegsmarine Hippopotame-class patrol tug, formerly French): Bombed and sunk at Sousse by Allied aircraft. U-469 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by RAF aircraft. VAS 216 (RM VAS 201-class submarine chaser): Sunk at Sfax, Tunisia by Allied aircraft. 1944 CH-54 (IJN No.28-class submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Muko Jima by USS Pollack. U-976 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France by gunfire from RAF aircraft. 1945 Fuji Maru (IJN auxiliary netlayer): Torpedoed and sunk south west of Kagashima, Kyushu by USS Tirante.
  13. March 24 1940 La Railleuse (French L'Adroit-class destroyer): Sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Casablanca, Morocco after an accidental explosion of her own torpedoes. 1941 HMS Wilna (RN patrol yacht): Bombed and sunk at Portsmouth by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1942 M 3625 (Kriegsmarine auxiliary minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands. HMS Southwold (RN Hunt-class destroyer): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Valletta, Malta. U-655 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Rammed and sunk in the Barents Sea by HMS Sharpshooter. 1943 Ascari (RM Soldati-class destroyer): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Lanzerotto Malocello (RM Navigatori-class destroyer): Struck a mine and sank north of Cape Bon, Tunisia. 1944 Bengal Maru (IJA Calcutta Maru-class auxiliary transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Cape Chinaka, Mindanao, Philippine Islands by USS Bowfin. I-32 (IJA Type B1 submarine): Depth charged, hedgehoged, mousetrapped and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Wotje Atoll by USS Halsey Powell, USS Manlove, , and USS PC-1135. Shinkyo Maru (IJN Shinkyo Maru-class auxiliary transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Cape Chinaka, Mindanao, Philippine Islands by USS Bowfin. U-1102 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sank in the Baltic Sea off Pillau due to an accident. She was later raised, repaired and back in service by August. 1945 CD-68 (IJN Type C escort ship): Sunk in the East China Sea north west of Okinawa by aircraft from USS Bennington, USS Hornet, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto. Chitose Maru (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk in the East China Sea north west of Okinawa by aircraft from USS Bennington, USS Hornet, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto. Seki Maru (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk in the East China Sea northwest of Okinawa by aircraft from USS Bennington, USS Hornet, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto. Shonan Maru No. 16 (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk in the East China Sea southeast of Shanghai, China by aircraft from USS Bennington, USS Hornet, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto. Tomozuru (IJN Chidori-class torpedo boat): Sunk in the East China Sea south east of Shanghai, China by aircraft from USS Bennington, USS Hornet, USS Belleau Wood, and USS San Jacinto. UJ-1435 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk at Egersund in an Allied air raid.
  14. Option #3. One or two I understand...but twelve?
  15. March 23 1940 HMT Loch Assater (RN trawler): Struck a mine in the North Sea north of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire and sank. U-22 (Kriegsmarine Type IIB submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak. 1941 U-551 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by HMT Visenda. 1942 Chapaev (Soviet transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea near the Kherson Lighthouse by Luftwaffe aircraft. Lanciere (RM Soldati-class destroyer): Foundered in a storm, retiring from the Second Battle of Sirte. Ostrovsky (Soviet auxiliary minelayer): Bombed and sunk at Tuapse by Luftwaffe aircraft. Scirocco (RM Maestrale-class destroyer): Foundered in a severe storm as she returned to base following the Second Battle of Sirte. 1943 Delfino (RM Squalo-class submarine): Collided with her pilot boat escort and sank outside of Taranto harbor. Kenyo Maru (IJN transport): Torpedoed and sunk north-northwest of Saipan by USS Whale. 1944 I-42 (IJN B2 Type submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Angaur, Palau by USS Tunny. Tunny was spotted while identifying her target and the two submarines spent almost 90 minutes jockeying for position on each other. V 6109 Nordwind (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Torpedoed and sunk in Busse Sound by Soviet aircraft. 1945 Kachosan Maru (IJA transport): Bombed and sunk in the East China Sea off Sotsukozaki, Amami Ōshima by US Navy aircraft. She exploded after her on board depth charges detonated. M 3138 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Pillau, East Prussia. U-1003 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Scuttled north of Malin Head three days after ramming HMCS New Glasgow. V 2022 Emil Colsmann (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Torpedoed and sunk in the Kattegat by L-21. USS S-21 (USN S-class submarine, briefly served in the Royal Navy as HMS P.553, decommissioned): Sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off northern New England.
  16. March 22 1943 U-524 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Atlantic south of Madeira, Portugal by USAAF aircraft. U-665 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Lost somewhere in the Bay of Biscay, in the vicinity of La Pallice, France. Her last radio message was on the 21st and she failed to rendezvous with her escort on the 23rd. 1945 Ro-41 (IJN K6 Type submarine): Depth charged, hit with AA fire, rammed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Okinawa by USS Haggard.
  17. March 21 1941 HMT Asama (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk at Plymouth, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1942 Georgy Dimitrov (Soviet transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1943 K-3 (Soviet K-class submarine): Depth charged and sunk by UJ-1102, UJ-1106, and UJ-1111 off Båtsfjord, Norway. 1945 CH-33 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Sunk off Nha Trang, French Indochina in the South China Sea by USAF aircraft. M 3827 Saturnus (Kriegsmarie naval drifter/minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the Øresund. TA 42 (Kriegsmarine Ariete-class torpedo boat, former Alabarda): Sunk in an Allied air raid on Venice, Italy. Tateishi (IJN minelayer, former Hashima-class cable layer): Sunk in the South China Sea off Nha Trang by USAF. Z51 (Kriegsmarine Type 1942 destroyer, incomplete): Sunk in a British air raid on Bremen.
  18. March 20 1941 HMT Dox (RN auxiliary trawler): Bombed and sunk at Plymouth, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft. HMS Eland II: (RN tug): Bombed and sunk at Plymouth by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated in October. HMT Gloaming (RN trawler): Mined and sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber. HMT Helvellyn (RN auxiliary anti-aircraft ship): Bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft. HMS Sir Bevois (RN tug): Bombed and sunk at Plymouth by Luftwaffe aircraft. HMT Soizic (RN trawler): Sunk by enemy action. Stolzenfels (Kriegsmarine Sperrbrecher): Sunk in the North Sea off Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands by RAF aircraft. 1942 HMS Heythrop (RN Hunt-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of Bardia, Libya by U-652. 1943 Shinsei Maru (IJN patrol boat): Shelled and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Sawfish. 1944 HMS Graph (RN Type VIIC submarine, former U-570, decommissioned): Broke loose on her tow to scrapper facilities and drifted aground off Could Point, Islay, Scotland. Hakuyo Maru (IJN auxiliary net layer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Nanpō Islands, northeast of Minami Torishima by USS Pollack. Sperrbrecher 163 Friesland (Kriegsmarine Sperrbrecher): Struck a mine and sank in the Skagerrak. V 211 Seydlitz (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Sunk in the English Channel northeast of Barfleur, Manche, France by British aircraft. 1945 Kainan Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south of Cam Rahn Bay by USS Baya. HMS Lapwing (RN Black Swan-class sloop): Torpedoed and sunk in the Kola Inlet by U-968. M-15, M-16, M-18, M-19 and M-522 (Kriegsmarine Type-1935 minesweepers): Sunk in an American air raid on Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein.
  19. March 19 1942 Maria (RM guard boat): Torpedoed, shelled and sunk off Brindisi, Italy by HMS Upholder. 1943 Alpino (RM Soldati-class destroyer): Sunk at La Spezia during a RAF air raid. She was later raised and taken to Genoa for repairs. HMS Derwent (RN Hunt-class destroyer): Struck by Motobomba FFF torpedo dropped by Lufwaffe aircraft in the harbor at Tripoli, Libya, and was beached to prevent her from sinking. She underwent temporary repairs and was towed to the United Kingdom, but her repairs never were completed. Takachiho Maru (IJA Takachiho Maru-class transport, aka Takatiho Maru): Torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Strait off North Keelung, Formosa by USS Kingfish. U-5 (KriegsmarineType IIB submarine): Sank in the Baltic Sea west Pillau East Prussia in a diving accident. U-384 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Atlantic west of Ireland by RAF aircraft. 1944 CHa-47 and CHa-49 (IJN auxiliary submarine chasers): Bombed, strafed and sunk in the Bismark Sea north of Wewak, New Guinea by USAF aircraft. M 3122 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper): Lost on this date. Taiei Maru (IJA transport): Bombed, strafed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea north of Wewak, New Guinea by USAF aircraft. U-1059 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIF submarine): Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of the Cape Verde Islands by aircraft from USS Block Island. Yakumo Maru (IJN transport): Bombed, strafed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea north of Wewak, New Guinea by USAF aircraft. 1945 Hakozaki Maru (IJN transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north northeast of Shanghai by USS Balao. Kiyo Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Lost on this date. Suma (IJN Insect-class gunboat,former Moth): Sunk on the Yangtze River north of Kiangyin, China by a mine.
  20. March 18 1941 Aldebaran (RM Spica-class torpedo boat): Bombed and sunk at Vlorë, Albania by RAF aircraft. HMS Rosaura (RN armed boarding vessel): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya. 1942 Tricheco (RM Brin-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Brindisi by HMS Upholder. 1944 CHa-10 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Shelled and sunk in the Bismarck Sea at Mushu Island, Wewak New Guinea by USS Daly. Hokuroku Maru (IJN auxiliary transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea east southeast of Hong Kong by USS Lapon. M 3130 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper): Lost in a collision. 1945 Kamo Maru (IJN Kamo Maru-class transport): Sunk in the East China Sea off Noma Misaki by US Navy carrier-based aircraft. Kenyo Maru (IJN ransport): Sunk in the East China Sea off Noma Misaki by US Navy carrier-based aircraft. Nansei Maru No. 1 (IJN tanker): Sunk in the East China Sea off Noma Misaki by US Navy carrier-based aircraft. R-227 (Kriegsmarine Type R-218 minesweeper): Sunk north of Ustka, Pomerania by Soviet aircraft. Shoho Maru No. 1 GO (IJN auxiliary patrol ship): Lost on this date. Tenjin Maru (IJN auxiliary transport): Sunk in the East China Sea off Noma Misaki by US Navy carrier-bassed aircraft. U-866 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Atlantic, southeast of Halifax by USS Lowe, USS Menges, USS Mosley and USS Pride.
  21. March 17 1941 Andromeda (RM Spica-class torpedo boat): Torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea off Vlorë, Albania by RN aircraft. HMY Mollusc (RN submarine chaser, former yacht Medusa): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Blyth, Northumberland by Luftwaffe aircraft. U-99 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIB submarine): Depth charged and damaged in the North Atlantic, southeast of Iceland by HMS Walker. She surfaced and was scuttled by her crew. U-100 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIB submarine): Rammed by HMS Vanoc, depth charged by Vanoc and HMS Walker and sank in the North Atlantic southeast of Iceland. 1942 HMS Adept (RN rescue tug): Ran aground in the Hebrides Islands. Guglielmotti (RM Brin-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Cape Spartivento by HMS Unbeaten. 1943 No. 088 (Soviet Navy MO-4 Type minesweeper): Sunk on this date. 1944 U-28 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine, a training vessel): Sunk at Neustadt in Holstein, Schleswig Holstein in a training accident. She was later raised, but declared a total loss. U-801 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Torpedoed by aircraft from USS Block Island and depth charged by USS Bronstein and USS Corry, off Cape Verde. She sank after taking gunfire from Corry. U-1013 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Collided with U-286 in the Baltic Sea east of Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and sank. She was later raised and deemed unsalvageable. 1945 HMCS Guysborough (Canadian Bangor-class minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk off Ushant, France by U-868. Tsukinoura Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Lost on this date. U-246 (Kreigsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sank in the Irish Sea, south of the Isle of Man by HMS Lady Madeleine.
  22. March 16 1940 HMT Maida (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Margate east of North Foreland, Kent. 1941 HMT Lady Lilian (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Erris Head, Ireland by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1943 HMT Campobello (RN Isles-class trawler): Developed severe leaks and was scuttled by HMS Godetia. HMS Horsa (RN Assurance-class tug): Ran aground near Osfles Rock, Iceland and was wrecked. Giacomo Medici (RM Giuseppe La Masa-class torpedo boat): Sunk in an air raid on Catania by USAAF aircraft. 1944 R 161 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Sunk in an Allied air raid on Livorno, Italy. RA 256 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Sunk in an allied air raid on Livorno. Shirakumo (IJN Fubuki-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Muroran, Hokkaido by USS Tautog. U-392 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar by HMS Affleck, HMS Vanoc and US Navy aircraft. UJ-2209 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser, former trawler Minerva): Sunk in an Allied air raid on Livorno. 1945 R-14 (Kriegsmarine Type R-2 minesweeper): Sunk at Monfalcone, Giulia, Italy by Allied aircraft. RD 115 (Kriegsmarine Type RD 101 minesweeper): Sunk on this date. U-367 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea near Hela with the loss of all 50 crew. UIT-6 (Kriegsmarine submarine): Sunk in an Allied air raid on Monfalcone. UJ-1105 Wilhelm Loh (Kriegsmarine naval trawler/submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft in the Skagerrak.
  23. March 15 1940 HMT Peridot (RN trawler): Struck a mine and was damaged in the English Channel off Dover, Kent. She was taken in tow but sank before she could be brought into port. 1941 HMS Chabool (RN tug): Departed Aden for Berbera, British Somaliland. She was never heard from again. 1942 S-111 (Kriegsmarine Type 1939/40 Schnellboot): Capsized and sank after a battle with motor gun boats HMMGB 87, HMMGB 88 and HMMGB 91. U-503 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Newfoundland by US Navy Aircraft. HMS Vortigern (RN V-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk by S-104. Honorable Mention: USCGC Acacia (United States Coast Guard Speedwell-class lighthouse/ navigational bouy tender, former US Army mine planter General John F. Story): Shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea southwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis by U-161. 1943 USS Triton (USN Tambor-class submarine): Shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kairiru Island, New Guinea by CH-24, Akikaze and Satsuki. 1944 Dupleix (French Suffren-class heavy cruiser): Her stern reunited with her bow by sinking from damage suffered in the Allied air raid on Toulon on 11 March. M 10 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Dunkerque, Nord, France by HMMTB 353. M 3630 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Gravelines, Nord by RN motor torpedo boats. R-161 (Kriegsmarine Type R-151 minesweeper): Sunk at Livorno, Italy by Soviet aircraft. U-653 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sunk in the North Atlantic by shellfire from HMS Starling and HMS Wild Goose and by torpedo from aircraft of HMS Vindex. V 722 Pilote XIII (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine and sank in the English Channel. Vs 54 Burg (Kriegsmarine guard ship): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Fehmarn. 1945 USS Lancetfish (USN Balao-class submarine): Flooded through an aft torpedo tube and sank at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. She had been commissioned on 12 February, was raised on 23 March and decommissioned the next day.
  24. March 14 1941 HMT Jeannie Leask (RN trawler/drifter): Struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea and beached at Brightlingsea Harbour, Essex. She was bombed on 25 March by Luftwaffe aircraf, but was later refloated and taken to Wivenhoe, Essex. 1942 Ammiraglio Millo (RM Ammiraglio Cagni-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Punta Stilo, Calabria, Italy by HMS Ultimatum. Chichibu Maru (IJN auxiliary stores): Torpedoed and sunk south west of Mikurajima by USS Gar. U-133 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea south of Salamis, Greece. 1943 M-10 (Kriegsmarine Type 1935 minesweeper): Sunk off Dunkirk by HMMTB 353. MTB 631 (Norwegian Fairmile D motor torpedo boat): Sunk during a raid on Florø, Norway. She was later salvaged and entered Kreigsmarine service as S 631. HMT Moravia (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea. HMS Thunderbolt (RN T-class submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily, Italy by Cicogna. Her first commission was as HMS Thetis, but she sank during her final diving trials and was renamed after she was raised and repaired. 1944 Kasuga Maru No. 2 GO (IJN auxiliary guard ship): Lost on this date. M 3630 Stoomloodsvaarturg 5 (Kriegsmarine auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk on this date. 1945 Hugo Zeye (Kriegsmarine torpedo training ship): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Fehmarn. KEMTShch-218 (Soviet Navy MSV-38-class river minesweeping boat): Sunk on this date. Kaiko Maru (IJN auxiliary patrol ship): Lost on this date. T-3 (Kriegsmarine Type 35 torpedo boat): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Hela, Danzig-West Prussia. T-5 (Kriegsmarine Type 35 torpedo boat): Struck a mine and sank off Hela. U-714 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Sea off Eyemouth, Berwickshire, United Kingdom by HMSAS Natal and HMS Wivern. U-1021 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel off Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Yatsushiro Maru (IJN Yatsushiro Maru-class auxiliary submarine chaser): Lost on this date.
  25. March 13 1940 U-44 (Kriegsmarine Type IXA submarine): Struck a mine in the North Sea north of Terschelling, the Netherlands and sank. 1942 Tama Maru No. 2 (IJN auxiliary minesweeper, former whaler): Sank off New Guinea due to damage inflicted on her by aircraft from USS Lexington and USS Yorktown on 10 March. 1943 Kasuga Maru No. 2 (IJN auxiliary transport): Torpedoed and sunk in Port Blair Harbor, Andaman Islands, in the Indian Ocean by HNLMS O 21. No. 92 (Soviet Navy G-5-class motor torpedo boat): Lost on this date. U-163 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean northwest of Cape Finisterre, Spain by HMCS Prescott. 1944 M 3113 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper): Lost on this date. Tatsuta (IJN Tenryū-class light cruiser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Hachijō-jima by USS Sand Lance. U-575 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMCS Prince Rupert, USS Haverfield, USS Hobson and aircraft from USS Bogue and the RAF. 1945 CD-66 (IJN Type D escort): Sunk in the South China Sea east of Swatow, China by USAF aircraft. Keihin Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea by USS Bream. HMS Sealion (RN S-class submarine, decommissioned): Scuttled as an ASDIC target off the Isle of Arran, Scotland. UJ 320 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser): Sank due to damage she took the day before from Soviet aircraft. UJ 1414 Treff I (Kriegsmarine naval whaler/auxiliary submarine chaser): Shelled and sunk at Lorient, Morbihan, France by Allied shore-based artillery.