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  1. February 21 1941 HMT Lincoln City (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk at Tórshavn, Faroe Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1943 U-623 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by RAF aircraft. 1944 CHa-38 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk north of New Hanover Island, New Guinea by US Air Force aircraft. CHa-40 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk north of New Hanover Island by US Air Force aircraft. Kokai Maru (IJN transport): Bombed and sunk north of New Hanover Island by US Air Force aircraft. Kowa Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Bombed and sunk north of New Hanover by US Air Force aircraft. R-131 (Kriegsmarine Type R-130 minesweeper): Sunk by British aircraft off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands. R-222 (Kriegsmarine Type R-218 minesweeper): Sunk by a mine off the Schlei Estuary. S 94 and S 128 (Kriegsmarine S 38 Type Schnellboots): Collided in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom during an attack on a British convoy. Both vessels were abandoned. UJ 2208 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser): Struck a mine and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Genoa. V 718 (Kriegsmarine Ekwator-class trawler): Sunk off Lorient by mines. 1945 USS Bismarck Sea (USN Casablanca-class escort "jeep" carrier): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jima by two Japanese kamikaze aircraft. She was the last US aircraft carrier lost during the war. H 433 Altenbruch (Kriegsmarine guard ship): Sunk on this date.
  2. February 20 1940 HMT Fifeshire (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea near Copinsay, Orkney by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1941 Marjory M Hastie (RN trawler): Struck a mine off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached at Whitburn, Co Durham. She was refloated on 14 March. HMT Ouse (RN Mersey-class trawler): Struck a mine in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya and sank. 1942 S-53 (Kriegsmarine Type 1939/40 schnellboot): Sunk in a collision with S-39. Sperrbrecher 171 (Kriegsmarine Sperrbrecher): Sunk by mines off Calais. 1943 Ōshio (IJN Asashio-class destroyer): Torpedoed off Wewak, New Guinea, by USS Albacore. She was taken under tow by Arashio, but sank north-west of Manus Island, Admiralty Islands. 1944 Schwerin (Kriegsmarine auxiliary minelayer): Sunk by British aircraft. UJ 2208 Alfred (Kriegsmarine naval trawler/submarine chaser): Lost on this date. HMS Warwick (RN W-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol Channel off Trevose Head, Cornwall by U-413. HMS Woodpecker (Royal Navy Black Swan-class sloop): Torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-265. She was taken in tow but foundered on 27 February. 1945 F 554 (Kriegsmarine Type C2 Marinefährprahm): Sunk on this date. F 952 (Kriegsmarine Type D Marinefährprahm): Sunk on this date. Impero (Kriegsmarine, formerly RM, Littorio-class battleship): Sunk at Trieste during an air raid. Laurana (Kriegsmarine minelayer): Sunk in an American air raid on Trieste, Italy. Nokaze (IJN Minekaze-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north of Nha Trang, French Indochina by USS Pargo. TA 40 (Kriegsmarine Ariete-class torpedo boat): Severely damaged in an American air raid on Trieste. TA 48 (Kriegsmarine T-class torpedo boat): Bombed and sunk by American aircraft at Trieste. HMS Vervain (RN Flower-class corvette): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland by U-1276. U-683 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sent her last radio message on this date. U-1276 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Dungarvan by HMS Amethyst. USS S-38 (USN S-class submarine, decommissioned): Sunk as an aerial bombing target.
  3. February 19 1942 Battle of Darwin: To prevent the Allies from using Darwin Australia's harbor and airfields to oppose the invasions of Timor and Java, aircraft of the 1st Carrier Air Fleet (Akagi, Kaga, Hiryū and Sōryū) attacked in two separate raids over the day. It was the first and largest Imperial Japanese air raid on Darwin and would not be the last. HMAS Coongoola (Australian Navy patrol boat): Bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin. Kelat (Australian Navy coal hulk, an iron-hulled, three-masted sailing ship formerly used for cargo): Bombed and sunk at her moorings by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin. She was originally launched and completed in 1881. HMAS Mavie (Royal Australian Navy patrol boat was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin. USS Peary (USN Clemson-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin. Battle of Badung Strait: The Imperial Japanese Army began its invasion of Bali the day before. ABDA forces (cruisers De Ruyter, Java and Tromp, destroyers John D. Ford, John D. Edwards, Parrott, Pillsbury, Stewart and Piet Hein and seven torpedo boats) were rushed to the area in three groups. In the late night of the 19th, the first two groups found transports Sasago Maru and Sagami Maru and their destroyer escorts Asashio, Ōshio, Michishio and Arashio in the Badung Strait. Michishio (IJN Asashio-class destroyer): Shelled by USS Pillsbury, USS John D. Edwards and HNLMS Tromp. She was towed by Asashio from the scene, repaired and returned to service in October. HNLMS Piet Hein (Netherlands Admiralen-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk by Asashio. USS Stewart (USN Clemson-class destroyer): Severely damaged by shelling from Asashio and Ōshio. She returned to Surabaya and entered a floating drydock there for repairs. HNLMS Tromp (Netherlands Tromp-class light cruiser): Damaged while exchanging shell fire with Asashio. She returned to Sydney for repairs and was back in service by May. 1943 Somedono Maru (IJA Somedono Maru-class transport): Bombed and sunk at Buin, Bouganville. U-268 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by RAF aircraft. U-562 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Benghazi, Libya by RAF aircraft, HMS Hursley and HMS Isis. V 408 Haltenbank (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Spain by USS Blackfish. 1944 CH-22 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk in the Bismark Sea south of Kavieng, New Ireland by US Air Force aircraft. CH-40 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk in the Bismark Sea south of Kavieng by US Air Force aircraft. CHa-34 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk off Kavieng by US Air Force aircraft. Ichiyo Maru, Kokuei Maru, Nanei Maru and Nichirin Maru (IJA Standard Type 1TM tankers): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Jack. U-264 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Starling and HMS Woodpecker. U-386 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Spey. U-603 (Kreigsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Lost In the North Atlantic. She made her last radio message late on the 18th. U-709 (Kreigsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Lost in the North Atlantic. She made her last radio message early in the day.
  4. February 18 1940 HMS Daring (RN D-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk east of Pentland Firth by U-23. 1941 Marie Gilberte AD 158 (Vichy French auxiliary minesweeper): Lost on this date. 1942 Surcouf (Free French Surcouf-class submarine): Lost on this day. Possibly Collided with SS Thomson Lykes in the Caribbean Sea north of Cristóbal, Panama and sank. Possibly hit by aircraft of a US 6th Air Force antisubmarine patrol. Possibly a victim of the Bermuda Triangle. *** HMT Botanic (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire with the loss of six crew. HNLMS K VII (Netherlands K V-class submarine): Bombed and sunk while lying submerged on the bottom of Surabaya Harbor by Japanese aircraft. HMT Malacca (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Scuttled in the Tjemake River, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. USS Pollux (USN Castor-class general stores issue ship): Ran aground and broke up at Lawn Point, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland during a storm. Shinyo Maru No. 5 GO (IJN auxiliary guard ship): Torpedoed and sunk off Nagasaki by USS Triton. HNLMS Soerabaja (Netherlands gunnery training ship, formerly the coast defense ship De Zeven Provinciën): Bombed and sunk at Surabaya by Japanese aircraft. USS Truxtun (USN Clemson-class destroyer): Ran aground and boke up at Ferryland Point, Placentia Bay during a storm. HMT Warland (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Spurn Point, Yorkshire. USS Wilkes (USN Gleaves-class destroyer): Ran aground in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland but freed herself. 1943 RD 24 (RM RD-class minesweeper): Foundered in a storm off Egadi Island west of Sicily. 1944 Operation Hailstorm continues: CH-29 (IJN submarine chaser): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Udot Isaland, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. Heian Maru (IJN Heian Maru-class submarine tender): Bombed and sunk in Chuuk Lagoon, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. She had been damaged performing evasive maneuvers the day before, returned to Truk to partially offload and was making a run for it on this day. Although a designated war grave, she is the largest wreck of Chuuk Lagoon's "Ghost Fleet" and a popular dive site. Oite (IJN Kamikaze-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk by United States Navy aircraft. Oite had been an escort for Agano and was returning to Truk with her rescued crew. *** HMS Breda (RN armed yacht): Sunk in a collision off Campbeltown Argyllshire. CHa-17 (IJN CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chase)r was sunk off Kavieng, New Ireland by American aircraft. HMS Penelope (RN Arethusa-class cruiser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Naples, Campania, Italy by U-410. U-7 (Kriegsmarine Type IIB submarine): Sank near Pillau in a diving accident. U-406 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Spey. USS YT-198 (USN tug): Struck a mine off Anzio, Lazio, Italy and sank. 1945 USS Gamble (USN Wickes-class destroyer): Bombed and severely damaged off Iwo Jima, Japan by Japanese aircraft. She was taken in to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands but was not repaired. Scuttled off Apra, Guam on 16 July. Kyowa Maru No. 3 Go (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. Shoei Maru (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. Sperrbrecher 139 Flamingo (Kriegsmarine Sperrbrecher): Struck a mine and sank off Lindesnes, Norway. U-2344 (Kriegsmarine Type XXIII submarine): Collided in the Baltic Sea off Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with U-2336 and sank. She was raised in 1956 and scrapped at Rostock in 1958.
  5. February 17 1942 USS Detector (USN Accentor-class minesweeper): Sunk in collision with SS Petroil east-northeast of Finn's Ledge Buoy, Boston, Massachusetts . Later raised, repaired, and returned to service. NS 21 Eber (Kriegsmarine trawler/guard boat): Torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Skudeneshavn, Norway by Allied aircraft. USS Paramount (USN Accentor-class minesweeper): Ran aground off Cape Hatteras North Carolina and was abandoned. Later salvaged and returned to service. Shinyo Maru No. 5 (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk off Kyūshū by USS Triton. HMT Tandjong Pinang (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Shelled and sunk south of Pulo Ubar by Imperial Japanese Navy vessels. She was carrying survivors from Kuala. HNLMS Van Nes (Netherlands Admiralen-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk south of Bangka Island, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft. 1943 F 473 (Kriegsmarine Marinefährprahm): Struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea south west of Feolent, Soviet Union. S-71 (Kriegsmarine Type 1939/40 Schnellboot): Shelled, rammed and sunk by HMS Garth. U-69 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged, rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Fame. U-201 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Viscount. U-205 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by South African Air Force aircraft and HMS Paladin. 1944 Operation Hailstone / Torakku-tō Kūshū: Truk was a submarine base, air-and-seaplane base and had previously been an anchorage for the Combined Fleet (with the seizure of the Marshall islands, the Combined Fleet was relocated to Palau). On the 17th and 18th, aircraft of Task Force 58 ( USS Enterprise, USS Yorktown, USS Essex, USS Intrepid, USS Bunker Hill, USS Belleau Wood, USS Cabbot, USS Monterey and USS Cowpens) were ordered to plaster Truk with everything you have including empty beer bottles if you have any. Aikoku Maru (IJN transport): Exploded and sank in Truk Lagoon, South Pacific Mandate after being bombed and torpedoed by United States Navy aircraft. Akagi Maru (IJN Akagi Maru-class armed merchant cruiser): Bombed and damaged at Truk by United States Navy aircraft. She was consequently scuttled. Amagisan Maru (IJN Azumason Maru-class transport): Bombed and sunk south west of Uman Island, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. CH-24 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Truk by USS Burns. Fujikawa Maru (IJN aircraft transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk by United States Navy aircraft. Fujisan Maru (IJN Fujisan Maru-class oiler): Bombed and damaged between Moen and Dublan, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. She sank the next day. Fuku Maru No. 2 (IJN guardboat): Bombed, torpedoed and sunk in Koravia Bay, New Britain by United States Navy aircraft. Fumizuki (IJN Mutsuki-class destroyer): Torpedoed and damaged off Truk by United States Navy aircraft. She sank the next day. Gyoraitei No. 10 (IJN T-51-class motor torpedo boat): Sunk by US Navy aircraft. Hoyo Maru (IJN Hoyo Maru-class oiler): Bombed, capsized and sank in shallow water with part of the hull above water east of Fenfar Island, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. Katori (IJN Katori-class cruiser): Shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Truk by USS Iowa. Kiyosumi Maru (IJN auxiliary cruiser): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Fefan Island, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. Maikaze (IJN Kagerō-class destroyer): Shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Truk by USS Minneapolis and USS New Orleans. Naka (IJN Sendai-class cruiser): Bombed, torpedoed and sunk west of Truk in the Pacific Ocean by United States Navy aircraft. Rio de Janeiro Maru (IJN Rio de Janeiro Maru-class submarine tender): Bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean east of Umon Island, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. She sank the next day. Shonan Maru No.15 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser/naval trawler): Shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Truk by USS New Jersey. Shinkoku Maru (IJN Shinkoku Maru-class oiler): Bombed and damaged north west of Fefan Island, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. She was bombed again the next day and sank in shallow water. Tachikaze (IJN Minekaze-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kuop, Truk by United States Navy aircraft. Zuikai Maru (IJN cargo ship): Bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Truk by United States Navy aircraft. *** I-11 (IJN Type A1 submarine): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Nicholson. Nichiro Maru (IJN transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Palau by USS Sargo. No. 10 (IJN Type 51 motor torpedo boat): Lost on this date. R-39 (Kriegsmarine Type R-25 minesweeper): Sunk by Allied aircraft at Porto Ercole. R-200 (Kriegsmarine R-151 minesweeper): Sunk by Allied aircraft at Porto Ercole. ShCh-216 (Soviet Navy Shchuka-class submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Black Sea west of Sevastopol by UJ-103 and UJ-106. Shoei Maru No. 7 Go (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. W-26 (IJN W-19-class minesweeper): Bombed, torpedoed and sunk in Koravia Bay, New Britain by United States Navy aircraft. She was scrapped in 1958. 1945 HMS Bluebell (RN Flower-class corvette): Torpedoed and sunk in the Kola Inlet off Murmansk by U-711. Hiyoshi Maru No. 2 GO (IJN transport): Bombed and heavily damaged at Futami, Chichijima by American carrier-based aircraft. She sank the next day. HMS Lark (RN Black Swan-class sloop): Torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea north east of Murmansk, Soviet Union by U-968. She was beached off Rosta and was declared a total loss. M-421 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank off Kolberg, Pomerania. TA 41 (Kriegsmarine Ariete-class torpedo boat, former Lancia): Damaged in an air raid on Trieste and scuttled. TA 44 (Kriegsmarine torpedo boat, former Navigatori-class destroyer Antonio Pigafetta): Bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft at Trieste. U-425 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Barents Sea off Murmansk by HMS Alnwick Castle and HMS Lark. U-1273 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak. U-1278 (Kreigsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Norweigan Sea north-west of Bergan, Norway by HMS Bayntun and HMS Loch Eck.
  6. February 16 1940 The Altmark Incident: Altmark, carrying the crews of the ships Admiral Graf Spee had sunk in the South Atlantic, attempted to return to Germany by way of Norweigan territorial waters. The RAF discovered her and she was pursued to Jøssingfjord Norway by Royal Navy destroyers. She was fired on and boarded by a party from HMS Cossack, who liberated the POWs. Altmark (Kreigsmarine tanker): Ran aground in Jøssingfjord, trying to evade HMS Cossack. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service as Uckermark. 1941 HMT Ormonde (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire by Luftwaffe aircraft. HMT Southsea (RN auxiliary minesweeper): Struck a mine in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached. She was declared a total loss. 1942 HMT Fuh Wo (RN auxiliary minesweeper): Beached on Bangka Island, Dutch East Indies and was skuttled by her crew. HMML 1062 (RN Harbour Defence Motor Launch): Shelled and sunk by IJN warships in the Bangka Strait. She was raised, repaired and put into Imperial Japanese Navy service as Suikei 11. 1943 USS Amberjack (USN Gato-class submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, by Japanese aircraft, Hiyodori and CH-18. 1944 Agano (IJN Agano-class light cruiser): Torpedoed north of Truk by USS Skate and sank the next day. She had taken severe damage in Rabaul harbor and further damage while under tow to Truk the previous November. CH-39 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Sunk off Three Island Harbor, New Hanover Island by US Air Force aircraft. CHa-16 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk off New Ireland by US Air Force aircraft. Chojo Maru (IJA transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Flores Sea by USS Tinosa. Ro-40 (IJN K6 Type submarine): Depth charged and sunk north west of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands by USS Phelps, USS Macdonough and USS Sage. 1945 CD-56 (IJN Type D escort ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Mikura Jima Honshu by USS Bowfin. Nariu (IJN Sokuten-class minelayer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Japan by USS Sennet. U-309 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Sea by HMCS Saint John.
  7. February 15 1940 USS Wicomico (USN tug): Collided with USS Goff in Hampton Roads and sank. The wreck was later raised and scrapped. 1942 Battle of Singapore ends: Singapore was under direct siege by Imperial Japanese forces from February 8 to the 15th, when Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival formally surrendered. It remains the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. HMT Jerantut (RN auxiliary patrol boat): Scuttled at Palembang, Dutch East Indies. HMT Klias (RN auxiliary patrol boat): Scuttled at Palembang. HMS ML 433 (RN Fairmile B motor launch): Shelled and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy warships in the Bangka Strait. HMT Mata Hari (RN anti-submarine vessel): Shelled and sunk at Bangka, Dutch East Indies by Japanese artillery. HNLMS Pro Patria (Netherlands Navy torpedo repair ship, a former Pro Patria-class minelayer): Scuttled at the mouth of the Musi River near Palembang. HNLMS Semiramis (Netherlands Navy transhipment tanker): Scuttled at Palembang, Netherlands East Indies. Raised, repaired and put in service as Kyoko Maru. HMY Silvia (RN yacht): Sunk at Singapore by enemy action. HNLMS Van Ghent (Netherlands Navy Admiralen-class destroyer): Ran aground on Bamidjo Reef in the Stolze Strait between Banka Island and Billiton Island, Dutch East Indies. She was scuttled by HNLMS Banckert. *** HMS ML 169 (RN Fairmile B motor launch): Caught fire at Gibraltar and was destroyed. 1943 U-529 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by RAF aircraft. 1944 Agano (IJN Agano-class light cruiser): Torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean north of Truk by USS Skate. She sank two days later. I-43 (IJN Type B1 submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east south east of Guam by USS Aspro. M 3411 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk, United Kingdom whilst engaged in a battle with HMMTB 439, HMMTB 441, HMMTB 443, HMMTB 444 and HMMTB 455. HNoMS ML 210 (Norwegian Fairmile B motor launch): Mined and sunk off the Somme estuary. Niedersachsen (Kriegsmarine auxiliary minelayer): Torpedoed and sunk off Toulouse, Var, France by HMS Upstart. Odatsuki Maru (IJA transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Flores Sea by USS Tinosa. Ping Sang (Vichy French patrol boat): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Hongay, French Indochina by US Air Force aircraft. Ro-40 (IJN Kaichu Type submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean northwest of Kwajalein Atoll by USS Macdonough, USS Phelps and USS Sage. Taiyo Maru No. 3 (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Sunk at Rabaul, New Guinea by USS Gato. 1945 U-1053 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sank in Byfjorden, Norway in an accident during a deep diving trial. 1946 I-502 (IJN Type IXD2 submarine, former U-862): Scuttled in the Strait of Malacca off Singapore by HMS Loch Lomond. I-506 (IJN Type IXD1 submarine, former U-195): Scuttled in the Bali Sea east of the Kangean Islands, Dutch East Indies by a Royal Navy ship, possibly HMS Sussex.
  8. February 14 1941 MTB 41 (RN White 73-foot-class motor torpedo boat): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea. 1942 HMS Dragonfly (RN Dragonfly-class gunboat): Bombed and damaged off Rusuk Buaja Island, Singapore by Japanese aircraft. She was abandoned and later sank. HMS Grasshopper (RN Dragonfly-class gunboat): Bombed and sunk off Rusuk Island, Singapore by Japanese aircraft. HMS Hua Tong (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Bombed and sunk at Palembang, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft. HMS Kuala (RN auxiliary patrol ship): Bombed and sunk off Pompong Island, Rhio Strait, Singapore by Japanese aircraft. She was carrying about two hundred nurses and about five hundred civilians, including women and children. HMS Kung Wo (RN minelayer): Bombed and damaged off Pompong Island by Japanese aircraft. She was abandoned and later sank. HMS Li Wo (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Engaged a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea off Malaya and was sunk by Yura, Fubuki and Asagiri. Her final act was to ram and sink a transport ship. HMS Pengawal (RN tugboat): Bombed and sunk in the Durian Strait near Singapore by Japanese aircraft. HMS St. Breock (RN Saint-class tugboat): Bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Sumatra. HMS St. Just (RN Saint-class tugboat): Scuttled off Palembang. HMS Scorpion: (RN Dragonfly-class gunboat): Shelled and sunk North of Banka Strait by Yura, Fubuki and Asagiri. HMS Shu Kwang (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Bombed and sunk at Berhala Island by Japanese aircraft. HMS Tien Kwang (RN auxiliary submarine chaser): Bombed and damaged south of the Rhio Strait off Pampong Island with Kuala. She was scuttled the next day. 1943 Hirotama Maru (IJN transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Makassar Strait west of Cape Mandal, Celebes by USS Trout. Hitachi Maru (IJN Koshin Maru-class transport): Bombed and sunk off Buin by US Army Air Force aircraft. 1944 SK-176 (Soviet Navy PP-19-OK-class motor antisubmarine boat): Sunk on this date. SK-177 (Soviet Navy PP-19-OK-class motor antisubmarine boat): Sunk on this date. SK-510 (Soviet Navy BMO-class armored motor antisubmarine boat): Sunk on this date. SK-511 (Soviet Navy BMO-class armored motor antisubmarine boat): Sunk on this date. HMS Salviking (RN salvage vessel): Torpedoed and sunk in the Laccadive Sea south west of Ceylon by U-168. U-738 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sunk in a collision off Gotenhafen, West Prussia with SS Erna. She was refloated on 3 March but was not repaired. UIT-23 (Kriegsmarine Liuzzi-class submarine, former Reginaldo Giuliani): Torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Tally-Ho. 1945 U-989 (Kreigsmarine VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Norweigna Sea north of the Shetland Islands by HMS Bayntun, HMS Bratwaite, HMS Loch Eck and HMS Loch Dunvegan.
  9. February 13 1941 HMT Rubens (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1942 HMT Chengteh (RN auxiliary minesweeper): Bombed and sunk in the Rhio Strait, Indonesia by Japanese aircraft. HMS Jarak (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): was shelled and damaged in the Rhio Strait by Japanese forces. She was abandoned, but was later reboarded. Developed engine defects on 18 February and was scuttled south of Singkap Island, Dutch East Indies. HMS MMS-180 (RN MMS I-class motor minesweeper): Sunk in a collision off the River Tyne. HMS Panglima (RN patrol boat): Scuttled in the Bangka Strait. HMS Kung Wo (RN auxiliary minelayer): Bombed and damaged by Japanese aircraft. She was beached on Bangka Island, Dutch East Indies and abandoned as a total loss. HMS Tempest (RN T-class submarine: Depth charged and sunk in the Gulf of Taranto by Circe. HMS Trang (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Ran aground on Peak Island, Singapore. She was refloated and scuttled in Cooper's Channel. 1943 Mafalda (RM auxiliary minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk off Lungha by HMS Unbending. U-620 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Lisbon, Portugal by RAF aircraft. 1944 HMT Cap d' Antifer (RN trawler): Sunk in the North Sea by a Kriegsmarine Schnellboot. VAS 206 (RM VAS 201-class submarine chaser): Wrecked off Capri. 1945 HMS Denbigh Castle (RN Castle-class corvette): Torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea by U-992. She was beached in Bolshya Volokova Bay but capsized and sank. Ha-76 (IJN Type C-class midget submarine): Flooded and was scuttled at Dumaguete, Philippines. Kotoshiro Maru No. 8 (IJN cargo ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Japan by USS Sennet. M 421 (Kriegsmarine Type 1940 minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank off Kolberg, Pomerania. M 4000 La Quimperoise (Kriegsmarine naval trawler/minesweeper): Lost on this date. Ro-113 (IJN Kaisho Type submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait off Babayan Island, Philippines by USS Batfish. Showa Maru No. 3 (IJN patrol boat): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Japan by USS Sennet.
  10. February 12 1940 U-33 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIA submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Firth of Clyde by HMS Gleaner. 1942 HMS Maori (RN Tribal-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk at Grand Harbour, Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later raised and scuttled off Malta on 15 July 1945. V 1302 John Mahn (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Bombed and sunk in the English Channel by RAF aircraft. 1943 U-442 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape St. Vincent, Portugal by RAF aircraft. 1944 Choko Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk north west of Penang, Malaya by HMS Stonehenge. I-27 (IJN B1 Type submarine): Depth charged, shelled, torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean south west of the One and a Half Degree Channel by HMS Paladin and HMS Petard. Ro-110 (IJN Kaisho Type submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Bengal by HMIS Jumna, HMAS Ipswich, and HMAS Launceston. 1945 M-381 (Kriegsmarine Type 1940 minesweeper): Sunk off Kristiansand, Norway by HMS Venturer or HNoMS MTB 717. U-676 (Kreigsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland south of Hanko. V 1106 (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony. 1946 I-501 (IJN Type IXD2 submarine, former U-181): Scuttled in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Loch Glendhu and HMS Loch Lomond. U-3514 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Loch Arkaig as part of Operation Deadlight. She was the last U-boat scuttled in that mission.
  11. February 11 1941 HMS Snapper (RN S-class submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by M-2, M-13 and M-25. HMSAS Southern Floe (South African whaler): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya. 1942 Doob (Soviet Navy auxiliary minelayer): Struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Sevastopol. HMS Lipis (RN armed patrol vessel): Sank off Singapore. M 1208 Gauleiter Forster (Kriegsmarine auxiliary minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Barfleur, Manche, France. R-42 (Kriegsmarine R-41 minesweeper): Struck a wreck and sank in La Manche. USS Shark (USN Porpoise-class submarine): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean by Yamakaze. HMCS Spikenard (Canadian Flower-class corvette): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-136. 1943 I-18 (IJN C1 Type submarine): Discovered by a float plane from USS Helena then depth charged and sunk in the Coral Sea south of San Cristóbal, Solomon Islands by USS Fletcher. 1944 G 106 San Giorgio (Kriegsmarine guard ship): Sunk on this date. USS PT-279 (USN Higgins 78'-class PT boat): Collided with USS PT-282 and sank off Bouganville Solomon Islands. U-283 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by RCAF aircraft. U-424 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland by HMS Wild Goose and HMS Woodpecker. V 5106 Sturm (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Sunk in a naval engagement. 1945 HMS Pathfinder (RN P-class destroyer): Damaged in the Andaman Sea off Ramree, Burma by Japanese aircraft. She was withdrawn from service. Ro-112 (IJN Kaisho Type submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait off Camiguin, Philippines by USS Batfish. U-869 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Howard D. Crow and USS Koiner. 1946 USS Greene (USN high speed transport, former seaplane tender, former Clemson-class destroyer): Destroyed with explosives. She had been driven aground at Kutaka, Okinawa by a typhoon on 9 October 1945.
  12. February 10 1941 HMT Boy Alan (RN trawler): Collided with another vessel in the Thames Estuary and sank. 1942 Chuwa Maru (IJN Chuwa Maru-class auxiliary transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea east of Kirun by USS Trout. 1943 HNoMS Uredd (Norweigan U-class submarine, formerly RN P-41): Struck a mine southwest of Fugløyvær and sank. She was on a mission to deliver a sabotage team to Bodø at the time. 1944 Malta Maru (IJA Yoshida Maru No. 1-class transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bashi Channel south of Formosa by USS Pogy. Minekaze (IJN Minekaze-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bashi Channel south of Formosa by USS Pogy. U-545 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Depth charged and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides by RAF aircraft. She was scuttled. U-666 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk west of Ireland by aircraft from HMS Fencer. 1945 Ammerland (Kriegsmarine submarine tender): Sunk in a collision off Liepāja, Latvia. S 194 (Kriegsmarine torpedo boat): Sunk in an American air raid on IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands. 1946 U-975 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Loch Arkaig as part of Operation Deadlight.
  13. February 9 1940 HMT Fort Royal (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea north east of Aberdeen by Luftwaffe aircraft. HMT Robert Bowen (RN Castle-class trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea north east of Aberdeen by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1942 Alysse (Free French Flower-class corvette): Torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-654. She foundered the next day. USS Lafayette (USN, former seized French ocean liner Normandie): Caught fire and capsized in New York, while under conversion to a troopship. She was salvaged and eventually scrapped in October, 1946. HMS Tanjong Katong (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Bombed and sunk in the Sungei Kranji River, Singapore by Japanese aircraft. 1943 Avorio (RM Acciaio-class submarine): Depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by HMCS Regina. She was taken in tow by Regina, but foundered the next day. HMS Erica (RN Flower-class corvette): Struck a mine in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya and sank. Malachite (RM Perla-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HNLMS Dolfijn. 1944 U-238 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland by HMS Kite, HMS Magpie and HMS Starling. U-734 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland by HMS Starling and HMS Wild Goose. 1945 F 206 (Kriegsmarine type B Marinefährprahm): Sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea. Salvaged and put in Soviet service as BD-393. HMS Hesperia (RN Bustler-class tugboat): Ran aground and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya. U-864 (Kriegsmarine Type IXD2 submarine): Torpedoed underwater and sunk in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway by HMS Venturer. U-923 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Struck a mine and sank in Kiel Bay.
  14. Before green screens and CGI, Hollywood had to use models. For Tora!Tora!Tora! those models were enormous (and gorgeous): The story of the USS Nevada model is almost heartbreaking.
  15. February 8 1943 HMT Bredon (RN Hill-class trawler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Island by U-521. No. 86 (Soviet Navy G-5-class motor torpedo boat): Lost on this date. Tatsuta Maru (IJN troopship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Mikura-jima by USS Tarpon. 1944 U-762 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland by HMS Wild Goose and HMS Woodpecker. 1945 Eifuku Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Camau, French Indochina by USS Pampanito.
  16. February 7 1942 Grongo (RM naval trawler): Shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Pantelleria by HMS Lively and HMS Zulu. 1943 K-22 (Soviet Navy K-class submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Helnes Lighthouse, Norway. HMT Jura (RN trawler): Torpedoed and sunk in the western Mediterranean east-north-east of Algiers, Algeria by U-371. HMT Tervani (RN trawler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bougaroni, Algeria by Platino. U-609 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Lobelia. U-624 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by RAF aircraft. 1944 X22 (RN midget submarine): Collided with HMS Syrtis and sank in the Pentland Firth. HMS Tweed (RN River-class frigate): Torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic, south west of Ireland, by U-305. 1945 CD-53 (IJN Type C escort ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Van Phang Bay, French Indochina by USS Bergall. U-650 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Hedgehoged and sunk in the English Channel south of Penzance.
  17. February 6 1940 Veteran (French auxiliary minesweeper): Collided with SS Alert in the English Channel off Cap Griz Nez, Pas-de-Calais and sank. 1942 U-82 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal by HMS Rochester and HMS Tamarisk. 1943 K-0154 (Soviet Navy MKM Type patrol vessel): Sunk on this date. HMCS Louisburg (RCN Flower-class corvette): Bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Oran, Algeria by Regia Aeronautica aircraft. Nagisan Maru (IJN transport): Torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Tinian by USS Flying Fish and was beached. She was refloated on 15 February, repaired and returned to service in November, 1943. 1944 Takenoura Maru (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. U-177 (Kriegsmarine Type IXD2 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the South Atlantic west of Ascension Island by US Navy aircraft. VMV-12 (Finish VMV-8 class patrol boat): Sunk at Helsinki by Soviet aircraft.
  18. February 5 1940 U-41 (Kriegsmarine Type IXA submarine): Depth chargedand sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Antelope. 1941 HMT Tourmaline (RN Agate type trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea off North Foreland, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1942 HMS Arbutus (RN Flower-class corvette): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-136. RMS Empress of Asia (Canadian registered troopship, former ocean liner): Bombed and sunk off Sultan Shoal Island, Singapore by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft. She had been an auxiliary cruiser during World War I. 1943 HMS Stronsay (RN Isles-class trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Philippeville, Algeria. UJ 1108 Elbe (Kriegsmarine auxiliary submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk by K-3 off Berlevåg, Norway. V 1602 La Provence (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak. 1944 Asahi Maru (IJN hospital ship): Damaged in a collision with Menju Maru in the Inland Sea west of Ushijima off Bizan Seto and is beached. She broke in two on 24 February and was declared a total loss. M 156 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Damaged in battle with HMS Brissenden, HMS Talybont, HMS Tanatside and HMS Wensleydale and was beached at Aber Wrac'h, Finistère, France. She was destroyed the next day by RAF aircraft. Rozan Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Swatow by US Air Force aircraft. 1945 HMS Gay Viking (MN blockade runner,former MGB 502-class motor gun boat 506): Sank after colliding with sister, HMS Hopewell. She had a name, red ensign and civilian sailors to pay lip service to Swedish neutrality. Karatsu (IJN riverine gunboat): Scuttled as a blockship at Manila, the Philippines. R-202 (Kriegsmarine Type R-151 minesweeper) was sunk by an explosion at Arendal, Norway.[18] SAT 15 Polaris (Kriegsmarine heavy gun carrier): Bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Pillau, East Prussia by Soviet aircraft. UJ 307 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Pillau by Soviet aircraft. Vs 338 Maarten (Kriegsmarine naval drifter/Vorpostenboot): Sunk at Pillau by Soviet aircraft. Vs 339 Prinses Juliana (Kriegsmarine naval drifter/Vorpostenboot): Sunk at Pillau by Soviet aircraft. 1946 U-1228 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States by USS Sirago.
  19. February 4 1941 HMT Imbat (RN trawler): Collided with another vessel in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands and sank. 1942 HNLMS Deneb (Royal Netherlands Navy Bellatrix-class patrol vessel): Sunk off Riau Island by Japanese aircraft. 1943 SKA-051 (Soviet Navy MO-4-class patrol vessel): Struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Novorossiysk. SKA-0141 (Soviet Navy MO-4-class patrol vessel): Struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Novorossiysk. U-187 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Beverley and HMS Vimy. 1944 I-175 (IJN Type B submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marshall Islands by USS Charrette and USS Fair. SG 18 (Kriegsmarine anti-aircraft corvette): Bombed and sunk at Toulon, Var by Allied aircraft. U-854 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea north of Swinemünde, Pomerania. Vautour (Kriegsmarine Aigle-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk at Toulon by Allied aircraft. 1945 USS Barbel (USN Balao-class submarine): Bombed and sunk in the Palawan Passage by Japanese aircraft. HMS MMS 68 (RN MMS-class minesweeper): Sunk by a mine in the Aegean Sea off Cephalonia, Greece. U-1014 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Channel east of Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland by HMS Loch Scavaig, HMS Loch Shin, HMS Nyasaland and HMS Papua.
  20. February 3 1940 HMS Sphinx (RN Halcyon-class minesweeper): Bombed and damaged in the North Sea off Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow by HMS Speedwell but the tow parted. Speedwell and HMS Harrier made a second attempt but were unsuccessful. She capsized the next day, drifted ashore and was declared a total loss. 1941 HMT Arctic Trapper (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea east of Ramsgate, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft. HMS Crispin (RN ocean boarding vessel): Torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland by U-107. She sank the next day. HMT Midas (RN trawler): Collided with another vessel in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent and sank. 1943 Saetta (RM Freccia-class destroyer): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. U-265 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by RAF aircraft. Uragano (RM Ciclone-class torpedo boat): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. 1944 Ariake Maru (IJA Standard Wartime Type 1TM oiler): Torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea south east of Shanghai by USS Tambor. Goyo Maru (IJN oiler): Torpedoed and damaged in the East China Sea south east of Shanghai by USS Tambor. She was abandoned and sank sometime between 3 and 5 February. M 18 and M 29 (Kriegsmarine minesweepers): Bombed and severely damaged in a raid on Wilhelmshaven by US Air Force aircraft. RA 15 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Sunk at Svendborg, Denmark by Danish saboteurs. 1945 HMT Arley (RN trawler): Struck a mine in the North Sea and sank under tow off Cromer. TFA 3 (Kriegsmarine Dragen-class torpedo boat): Shelled and damaged in the Baltic Sea off the Pomeranian coast by Soviet artillery. She was beached at Stolpmünde. U-1279 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the North Sea off Bergen, Norway by HMS Bayntun and HMS Loch Eck. 1946 HMS Captive (RN rescue tug): Beached in Potomas Bay, Cyprus. I-505 (IJN Type VIID submarine, former U-219): Scuttled in the Sunda Strait by HNLMS Kortenaer.
  21. ...I started this thread, and didn't even vote in it. Option #1, please.
  22. February 2 1941 HMT Almond (RN Tree-class naval trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall. 1942 HMT Cape Spartel (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea south west of the North Outer Dowsing Lightship by Luftwaffe aircraft. HMT Cloughton Wyke (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft. U-581 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Faial Channel southwest of Pico Island in the Azores by HMS Westcott. Her commanding officer swam to shore and returned to Germany via Spain. W-9 (IJN W-7-class minesweeper): Sunk by a mine in Ambon Bay. 1944 V 1702 Unitas III (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Collided with U-987 and sank in the Baltic Sea. 1945 CD-144 (IJN Type D escort ship): Torpedoed and sunk east of Cape Laguan, Malaya by USS Besugo. 1946 U-764 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean as part of Operation Deadlight.
  23. February 1 1942 Bordeaux Maru (IJN Nanman Maru-class transport): Bombed/torpedoed and sunk at the Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands by aircraft from USS Enterprise. Kashima Maru (IJN auxiliary net layer): Bombed/torpedoed and sunk at the Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands by aircraft from USS Enterprise. Toyotsu Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Shelled and sunk off Wotje by USS Northampton and USS Salt Lake City. Shonan Maru No. 10 Go (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Lost on this date. 1943 USS De Haven (USN Fletcher-class destroyer): Bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Savo Island, Solomon Islands. Makigumo (IJN Yūgumo-class destroyer): Struck a mine and was damaged in the Pacific Ocean south south west of Savo Island. She was scuttled by Yūgumo. UJ 1101 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in Porsangerfjord by L-20. UJ 1108 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser): Torpedoed and sunk in Porsangerfjord by L-20. V 5909 Coronel (Kriegsmarine Seeteufel-class naval whaler/ Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine and sank in Varangerfjord. V 6115 Ostwind (Kriegsmarine Polarkreis-class naval whaler/ Vorpostenboot): Torpedoed and sunk off Kiberg, Norway by M-172. HMS Welshman (RN Abdiel-class minelayer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Tobruk, Libya by U-617. 1944 I-171 (IJN Kaidai-class submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Green Island, New Guinea by USS Guest and USS Hudson. Ro-39 (IJN Kaichū type submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Wotje by USS Walker. Tacoma Maru (IJA Tacoma Maru-class transport): Torpedoed and sunk near Halmahera by USS Hake. Toei Maru (IJN Toei Maru-class transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Palau by USS Seahorse. UJ 1702 (Kriegsmarine MOB-FD-class naval trawler/submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea west of Stadlandet, Norway by British aircraft. UJ 2124 Elaki (Kriegsmarine auxiliary submarine chaser): Sunk at Porto Lago, Greece during a British air raid. Umikaze (IJN Shiratsuyu-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk, South Pacific Mandate by USS Guardfish. 1945 CH-28 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk in the Balintang Channel by US Army Air Force aircraft.
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