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  1. January, Unknown 1940 Briz (Soviet Navy auxiliary guard ship): Lost sometime in January. M-132 (Kriegsmarine patrol vessel): Struck a mine off the west coast of Jutland, Denmark and sank. Wreckage drifted ashore in the days prior to 10 January. 1941 Narval (Free French submarine): Sunk by enemy action. The press reported her loss on 10 January. 1942 HMS Triumph (RN T-class submarine): Disappeared between 30 December 1941 and 9 January 1942. Possibly struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. 1943 U-337 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Lost on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean on or after 3 January. U-519 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC submarine): Went missing as of 31 January. U-553 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Lost on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean on or after 20 January. 1944 U-305 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Lost on an unknown date to unknown causes. 1945 U-650 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Hedgehogged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after 7 January by an Allied naval vessel. U-1020 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Sunk by a mine in North Sea off Dundee, Scotland on or after 9 January. Wuppertal (Kriegsmarine weather ship): Lost in the Atlantic Ocean during January. YU-3 (IJA YU-1-class submarine): Scuttled in Lingayen Gulf.
  2. January 31 1941 HMS Huntley (RN Hunt-class minesweeper): Bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Mersa Matruh, Egypt by Luftwaffe aircraft. Francesco Stocco (RM Giuseppe Sirtori-class torpedo boat): Struck a mine in the Adriatic Sea off Sansego, Yugoslavia and was split in two. Both halves were towed into Rijeka on separate dates. Repaired and returned to service. 1942 HMS Belmont (RN Clemson-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland by U-82. HMS Culver (RN Banff-class sloop): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by U-105. HMT Unicity (Royal Navy auxiliary minesweeper): Capsized and sank in the North Sea off Blyth, Northumberland during a storm. 1943 Calypso (French Circé-class submarine, seized by Italian forces): Bombed and sunk at Bizerte, Tunisia by US Air Force aircraft. Generale Marcello Prestinari (RM Generali-class torpedo boat): Sunk by a mine south-east of Cani Island, Tunisia. Nautilus (French Saphir-class minelaying submarine, seized by Italian forces): Bombed and sunk at Bizerte, Tunisia by US Air Force aircraft. Procellaria (RM Gabbiano-class corvette): Sunk by a mine west of Sicily. 1944 CHa-25 and CHa-33 (IJN CHa-1 class auxiliary submarine chasers): Sunk at Nauru by American aircraft. CHa-25 was raised and broken up in 1946. Higashinihon Maru (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. Hiro Maru (IJN net tender): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tullibee. Nasami (JN minelayer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Truk by USS Trigger. HMT Pine (RN Tree class Trawler): Torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south of Beachy Head, East Sussex by a Kriegsmarine Schnellboot. U-592 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland by HMS Magpie, HMS Starling and HMS Wild Goose. Yasukuni Maru (IJN auxiliary submarine tender, a former Terukuni Maru-class ocean liner): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Truk by USS Trigger. 1945 Berlin (Germany (Red Cross) hospital ship): Part of Operation Hannibal - struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde, Pomerania. L'Ardent (French Navy L'Eveille-class escort): Sunk in a collision at Casablanca. M-382 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Molde, Norway by HNoMS MTB 715. USS PC-1129 (USN PC-461-class submarine chaser): Sunk in the South China Sea off Luzon, Philippines by a Japanese Shin'yō-class suicide motorboat. Ro-115 (IJN Kaisho-Type submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the South China Sea west of Mindoro, Philippines by USS Bell, USS Cavalier, USS O'Bannon and USS Ulvert M. Moore. U-3520 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off the Bülk Lighthouse, Schleswig-Holstein. Ume (IJN Matsu-class destroyer): Sunk south of Formosa by US Air Force aircraft.
  3. January 30 1940 U-15 (Kriegsmarine Type IIB submarine): Collided with Iltis and sank in the North Sea off the Netherlands. U-55 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIB submarine): Depth charged, shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the Shetland Islands by Guépard, Valmy, HMS Fowey, HMS Whitshed and an RAF aircraft. 1942 USCGC Alexander Hamilton (US Coast Guard Treasury-class cutter): Capsized after being torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Reykjavík, Iceland, the previous day by U-132. She was scuttled by USS Ericsson. HMT Loch Alsh (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea north of Skegness, Lincolnshire by Luftwaffe aircraft. Medusa (RM Argonauta-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea north of Pola, Italy by HMS Thorn. USC&GSS Research (US Coast and Geodetic Survey ship, formerly Pathfinder): Damaged indirectly by bombing off Corregidor. She took further damage by being beached at Corregidor, before floating away on the tide and grounding on the Bataan Peninsula in sinking condition. She had been in service since June 1, 1898. 1943 HMS Samphire (RN Flower-class corvette): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria by Platino. Toa Maru No. 2 (IJN transport): Bombed and sunk in the Solomon Sea north of Gizo Island by US Marine Corps aircraft. V 1102 Gleiwitz (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Driven ashore and wrecked on Hanstholm. V 1109 Mähren (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Driven ashore on Hanstholm. She was later salvaged. Unie (RM Galeb-class minelayer): Bombed and sunk at Bizerte by US Air Force aircraft. USS YFD-220 (USN floating dry dock): Sank in heavy weather off of California. 1944 Operation Flintlock (31 January - 4 February): The invasion and capture of Imperial Japanese installations in the Marshall Islands (Taroa, Kwajalein, Roi-Namur, and Eniwetok). Pre-invasion bombardments from both ship-to-shore and carrier aircraft started on January 29th. Bombardments of Kwajelein - and the ships in Kwajelein Lagoon- began at dawn by aircraft from USS Enterprise, USS Yorktown, USS Bunker Hill and USS Belleau Wood. Akibasan Maru (IJN transport): Sunk by bombing from carrier aircraft and/or shelling by USS Burns. CHa-18 and CHa-21 (IJN CHa-1 class auxiliary submarine chasers): Sunk by bombing from carrier aircraft. Eiko Maru No. 2 GO (IJN transport): Shelled and sunk by USS North Carolina at Roi-Namur. Auxiliary Guard Boats Ashitaka Maru No. 5 Go, Inari Mari No. 2 Go, Taisei Maru, New Guinea Maru, Taihei Maru No.1 Go, Fukuyoshi Maru No. 5 Go and Takasu Maru are lost. Auxiliary Submarine Chasers Fumi Maru No.3 Go, Shonan Maru No.6 Go, CHa-14, CHa-19 and CHa-28 are lost. Auxiliary Minesweepers Tama Maru No.3 Go and Tama Maru No.5 Go are lost. *** HMS Hardy (RN V-class destroyer): Torpedoed and damaged in the Arctic Ocean by U-278. She was scuttled by HMS Venus. M-451 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Wrecked north of Porkkala, Finland. Tamashima Maru (IJN cargo liner): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Urracas, Mariana Islands by USS Spearfish. Toko Maru (IJA transport ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Palau by USS Seahorse. U-314 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea by HMS Meteor and HMS Whitehall. 1945 Operation Hannibal (23 Jan - 23 April): The Kriegsmarine coordinated evacuation of German civilians and military personnel from Kurland, East Prussia and the Polish Corridor in the face of the advancing Red Army. Ships from fishing boats to warships took part. Memel (Kriegsmarine submarine tender): Struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea. Wilhelm Gustloff (Kriegsmarine transport, former hospital ship Lazarettschiff D*): Torpedoed by S-13 in the Baltic Sea east of Leba, Poland. She sank with more than 9,000 casualties: thought to be the greatest loss of lives in a single ship incident in history. (*She had gone from hospital ship white to Navy gray by November 1940.) *** HMS MMS-248 (RN MMS-class minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off mouth of the Scheldt, Netherlands. USS Pontiac (US refrigerated cargo ship): Foundered in Halifax Harbour off McNabs Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was raised on 17 February and returned to Maritime Commission in May 1945. Takunan Maru No. 10 Go (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Lost on this date.
  4. January 29 1942 HMT Sotra (RN whaler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Tobruk by U-431. 1943 Battle of Rennel Island: US Task Force 18 was in the process of conducting a sweep of 'the Slot', ahead of a convoy of troop transports delivering fresh troops to Guadalcanal. Unknown to them, the Imperial Japanese were already in the process of Operation Ke: the evacuation of troops from Guadalcanal. A campaign of air superiority had been started the day before - to keep US aircraft and ships from interfering. Too fast for their escort carriers, heavy cruisers Wichita, Chicago, and Louisville, light cruisers Montpelier, Cleveland and Columbia and six destroyers were in anti-submarine formation when they were attacked by two bomber air groups between Rennell Island and Guadalcanal. USS Chicago (USN Northampton-class cruiser): Torpedoed and damaged. She was towed south, initially by Louisville then by USS Navajo. She was further torpedoed the next day by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft and sank. Chicago had just returned to service, following the repairs she required after the First Battle of Savo Island in August. *** I-1 (IJN J1 type submarine): Rammed and wrecked in Kamimbo Bay, Guadalcanal by HMNZS Kiwi and HMNZS Moa. M 4606 (Kriegsmarine auxiliary minesweeper): Bombed and sunk at St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands by Allied aircraft. HMS Pozarica (RN flakship): Torpedoed north of Beni Ksila, Algeria by Regia Aeronautica and Luftwaffe aircraft. She capsized at Bougie, Algeria on 13 February and was scrapped. RD 4 (RM RD-class minesweeper): Bombed and sunk in "The Narrows" by Allied aircraft. V 2018 Vogtland (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine in the North Sea and was severely damaged. 1944 Shuko Maru (IJN net tender): Torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea north of the Marianas Islands by USS Angler. HMS Oracle (RN armed yacht): Burned at Liverpool. HMS Spartan (RN Dido-class cruiser): Sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Anzio by Henschel Hs 293. U-364 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by RAF aircraft. 1945 Clyde Maru (IJN Yoshida Maru No. 1-class transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Strait north of Keelung, Formosa by USS Barb and USS Picuda. F 5 (Kriegsmarine F-class escort ship): Damaged by a mine between Copenhagen, Denmark and Swinemünde, Pomerania. She sank while under tow. USS Serpens (USN Crater-class cargo ship): Sunk by an explosion while loading depth charges at Lunga Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Takunan Maru No. 10 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser) Damaged by US aircraft and sank under tow in the Pacific Ocean north west of Kitano Island. U-480 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the English Channel south of the Isle of Wight on or after 29 January. U-763 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Scuttled. She had been severely damaged at Schichau Shipyard, Köningsberg, East Prussia in a Soviet air raid on January 24th.
  5. January 28 1944 Ha-49 (IJN midget submarine): Under tow from Neikai Maru and pulled down with her. M 4021 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off the Île de Croix, Finistère, France. Neikai Maru (IJN cargo ship): Bombed and sunk west north west of Cape Lambert, New Britain and south of Queen Charlotte Island by US Air Force and US Navy aircraft. R-201 (Kriegsmarine Type R-151 minesweeper): Sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of the Tiber Estuary by Allied aircraft. Sperrbrecher 137 Botilla Russ (Kriegsmarine Sperrbrecher): Struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, Morbihan, France. U-271 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of County Limerick, Ireland by US Navy aircraft. U-571 (Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland by RAAF aircraft. 1945 Kume (IJN Ukuru-class escort): Torpedoed and sunk off Kokuzan To northeast of Shanghai in the Yellow Sea by USS Spadefish. R-57 (Kriegsmarine Type R-41 minesweeper): Sunk in Trondheim Fjord in a collision with U-1163. Nozaki (IJN ammunition transport): Struck a mine and sank in the South China Sea off "Pulo Gambier". Sanuki Maru (IJN transport, former seaplane tender): Torpedoed and sunk northeast of Shanghai in the Yellow Sea by USS Spadefish. The 78 Shin'yō-class suicide motorboats she was carrying were also lost.
  6. January 27 1940 HMT Riant (RN trawler): Foundered off Gigha, Argyllshire. 1941 HMT Darogah (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary. 1942 Battle off Endau: Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, destroyers HMAS Vampire and HMS Thanet attempted to attack Imperial Japanese troop transports supporting the invasion of Endau, Malaysia. The escorts of those troopships included Sendai, Fubuki, Hatsuyuki, Shirayuki, Asagiri, Amagiri, Yūgiri, five minesweepers and three submarine chasers. HMS Thanet (RN S-class destroyer): Sunk off Endau, Malaya by Sendai, Yūgiri, Fubuki, Asagiri, and minesweeper W-1. *** HNLMS Evaline (RN auxiliary minesweeper): Lost of this date. I-73 (IJN Kaidai-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Midway Atoll by USS Gudgeon. 1943 Taiyo Maru (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. 1944 Kasagi Maru (IJN salvage vessel/ auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk south of Tokyo Bay by USS Swordfish. Keikai Maru (IJN auxiliary cruiser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Dace. Kikuzuki Maru (IJN cargo ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Thresher. Kosei Maru (IJN transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait south west of Takao by USS Thresher. 1945 U-1172 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC/41 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in St. George's Channel by HMS Bligh, HMS Keats and HMS Tyler. Wa-102 (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk in the Lombok Strait by USS Bergall.
  7. January 26 1940 HMS Durham Castle (RN accommodation ship): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cromarty whilst under tow to Scapa Flow. 1942 HMS Kelana (RN auxiliary patrol boat): Scuttled at Endau, Malaya. HMS Shuman (RN auxiliary patrol vessel): Scuttled after taking bombing hits at Endau by Japanese aircraft. She was later salvaged and taken to Singapore. HMAS Sirocco (Royal Australian Navy patrol boat): Destroyed by fire at Hobart, Australia. She burned to the waterline. HNLMS Wega (Royal Netherlands Navy Sirius-class patrol vessel): Bombed and sunk at Olele by Japanese aircraft. 1943 Buyo Maru (IJA transport ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Dutch New Guinea by USS Wahoo. She was carrying Indian Army prisoners of war. V 1105 Ernst Gröschel (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea. 1944 Busho Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea east of Saigon, French Indochina by USS Crevalle. Okitsu Maru (IJN transport ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Ponape by USS Skipjack. 1945 Kyo Maru No. 13 Go (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Sunk by a mine off Bangeri Point. M-538 (Kriegsmarine Type 1915 minesweeper): Wrecked off Hela, Pomerania. HNoMS MTB-712 (Royal Norwegian Navy Fairmile D motor torpedo boat): Wrecked in the Shetland Islands. HMS Manners (RN Captain-class frigate): Torpedoed and severely damaged in the Irish Sea west of the Isle of Man by U-1051. She broke in two and her stern section sank. Her bow was towed to Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire and declared a total loss. U-1051 (Kriegsmarine Type VII submarine): Depth charged and damaged in the Irish Sea south of the Isle of Man by HMS Aylmer, HMS Bentinck and HMS Calder. She surfaced and was rammed and sunk by HMS Aylmer.
  8. Special Update: The Games of '39 Edition Ships as snow bunnies. What will they think of next?
  9. January 25 1942 Bruno Heinemann (Kriegsmarine Type 1934 A-class destroyer): Struck two mines and sank off the coast of Belgium. 1943 HMS Corncrake (RN Fish-class trawler/minelayer): Foundered in the North Atlantic in a storm. 1944 Suzukaze (IJN Shiratsuyu-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean northwest of Ponape, South Pacific Mandate, by USS Skipjack. *** Ashahi Maru No. 3 Go (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. Kasashima (IJN tug): Bombed and sunk in the Formosa Strait by US Air Force aircraft. 1945 CHa-25 (IJN CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser): Sunk off Kyushu, possibly by a mine or submarine. Keinan Maru (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Lost on this date. Miyatake Maru No. 5 Go (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Lost on this date. USS YMS-30 United States NavyWorld War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Anzio, Italy.
  10. January 24 1940 Ljubljana (Royal Yugoslav Navy Beograd-class destroyer): Ran aground and sank off Šibenik, Yugoslavia. Later raised, she was captured by the Italians in April 1941, repaired and renamed Lubiana. 1942 First Battle of Balikpapan: In the early morning hours, a USN destroyer division (Paul Jones, Parrott, Pope and John D. Ford) attacked the empty transport ships and patrol boats of the Imperial Japanese Invasion force delivered to Balikpapan, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies. The convoy's destroyer escorts were pursuing HNLMS K XVIII at the time. Hishi (IJN patrol boat/submarine chaser, former Momi-class destroyer): Shelled and sunk by USS John D. Ford, USS Paul Jones, USS Parrott and USS Pope. Jukka Maru (IJN transport ship): Bombed and sunk by Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force aircraft. Kuretake Maru (IJN troop transport): Torpedoed and sunk by USS John D. Ford. Nana Maru (IJN Seia Maru-class transport): Bombed and sunk by Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force aircraft. Sumanoura Maru (IJN transport): Shelled, torpedoed and sunk while riding at anchor by USS Pope. Tatsukame Maru (IJN transport, A.K.A Tatsugame): Torpedoed and sunk by USS Parrott and USS Pope. Tsuruga Maru (IJN transport): Torpedoed and sunk by HNLMS K XVIII. *** USS S-26 (USN S-class submarine): Rammed and sunk in the Gulf of Panama by USS Sturdy. 1943 Harusame (IJN Shiratsuyu-class destroyer): Torpedoed by USS Wahoo and beached to avoid sinking. She was salvaged, repaired and returned to service. 1944 Costante (Kriegsmarine Armed Tug): Captured by Yugoslav Partizans and scuttled with explosives while run aground. Koan Maru (IJN water tanker): Torpedoed and sunk at Rabaul, New Britain by US Marine Corps aircraft. Lyons Maru (IJN aircraft transport): Torpedoed and sunk in shallow water at Rabaul by US Marine Corps aircraft. She settled upright with her superstructure above the water. Myojin Maru No. 2 (IJN guardboat): Bombed and sunk off Icog Island, China by US Air Force aircraft. Myoken Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Sunk in the Molucca Sea north of Kema, Celebes Islands by USS Swordfish. SS St David (UK hospital ship): Bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Anzio, Lazio, Italy. V 1307 Stettin (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck the wreck of SS Heise and sank in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands. 1945 USS Extractor (USN Anchor-class rescue and salvage ship): Accidentally torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Guardfish. Showa Maru No. 7 Go (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Iwo Jima by USS Fanning and USS Dunlap. Shigure (IJN Shiratsuyu-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Siam by USS Blackfin.
  11. January 23 1942 HMS Larut (RN patrol vessel): Bombed and sunk at Sabang, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft. USS Neches (USN oiler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by I-72. 1943 Hakaze (IJN Minekaze-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Gazelle Channel south of Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea by USS Guardfish. 1944 Hosho Maru No. 2 Go (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. HMS Janus (RN J-class destroyer): Sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Anzio, Lazio Italy by either torpedo or Henschel Hs 293. Magane Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north north west of Chichi Jima by USS Snook. No. 45 (Soviet Navy No. 11-class landing tender): Lost on this date. Panama Maru (IJA Tacoma Maru-class transport): Bombed and sunk off the coast of China US Air Force aircraft. 1945 I-48 (IJN Type C2 submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Yap, Caroline Islands by USS Conklin and USS Corbesier. She was returning home after kaiten attack attempts to shipping in Ulithi three days earlier. Kainan Maru No. 7 (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Bonin Islands by USS Sennet. S 199 (Kriegsmarine Type 1939/40 Schnellboot): Sunk in the North Sea in a collision with S 701.
  12. January 22 1940 Valamon Luostari (Finnish Navy transport): Sunk by Soviet aircraft at Vanha Niikkanenlahti during the Winter War. 1941 San Giorgio (RM San Giorgio-class cruiser): Scuttled in shallow water at Tobruk, Libya to prevent capture. In 1943, her hulk was commissioned by the British and she served as a repair "ship" for the rest of the war. She was refloated in 1952, but sank while under tow to Italy. HMT Luda Lady (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the Humber. HMS St. Cyrus (RN Saint-class tugboat): Struck a mine and sank in the Humber. 1942 HMT Rosemonde (RN trawler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-203. 1943 HMAS Patricia Cam (RAN trawler): Bombed and sunk off the Wessel Islands by a Japanese floatplane. RD 33 and RD 43 (RM RD-class minesweepers): Foundered in a storm off the east coast of Tunisia. 1944 CHa-40 (IJN auxiliary submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk off Lorengau Harbor, Manus, New Guinea by US Army Air Force aircraft. Koshin Maru (IJN oiler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Flores Sea by USS Tinosa. No. 31 (Soviet Navy No. 11-class landing tender): Lost on this date. R-75 (Kriegsmarine Type R-41 minesweeper): Sunk in a collision with U-350 in the Bay of Danzig. USS Portent (USN Auk-class minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Nettuno, Lazio, Italy. Ro-37 (IJN Kaichu Type submarine): Sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Santa Cruz Islands by USS Buchanan. Tatsu Maru (IJN auxiliary minelayer): Bombed and sunk at Manus by US Army Air Force aircraft. 1945 Saga (IJN Saga-class river gunboat): Bombed and sunk at Hong Kong by US Air Force aircraft. She was at dock for repairs after being sunk on September 26, 1944.
  13. January 21 1940 HMS Exmouth (RN E-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Moray Firth, off Inverness by U-22. 1941 HMS Englishman (RN Rescue Tug): Bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1942 HMS Raub (RN patrol boat): Bombed and sunk at Belawan, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft. 1943 Città di Genova (RM armed merchant cruiser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea by HMS Tigris. Kenkon Maru (IJN Kaihei Maru-class transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off New Georgia, Solomon Islands by USS Gato. No. 012 (Soviet Navy MO-4-class patrol vessel): Sunk on this date. RD 31, RD 36, RD 37 and RD 39 (RM RD-class minesweepers): Sunk while trying to escape from Tripoli, Libya by HMS Kelvin and HMS Javelin. USS SC-709 (USN SC-497-class submarine chaser): Wrecked at Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. U-301 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Bonifacio, Corsica, France by HMS Sahib. 1944 G 107 Elettra (Kriegsmarine armed yacht): Lost on this date. Ikoma Maru (IJA transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Palau by USS Seahorse. She was carrying Indian Army prisoners of war at the time. V 1307 Stettin (Kriegsmarine naval whaler): Lost on this date. 1945 HMS Computator (RN trawler): Sunk in a collision off Normandy with HMS Vanoc. Haruta Maru (IJN Haruta Maru-class salvage ship): Bombed and sunk at Hong Kong by US Air Force aircraft. M-305 (Kriegsmarine Type 1940 minesweeper): Foundered in the Baltic Sea off Brüsterort, Pomerania. U-1199 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly by HMS Icarus and HMS Mignonette.
  14. January 20 1941 HMT Relonzo (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the Crosby Channel, Liverpool. 1942 Banshu Maru No. 52 Go (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk by mines in Subic Bay. I-124 (IJN Kiraisen-type minelaying submarine): Depth charged and sunk in Beagle Gulf 40 miles west of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia by HMAS Deloraine. USS S-36 (USN S-class submarine): Ran aground on the Taka Bakang Reef in the Makassar Strait, Dutch East Indies. She was scuttled due to damage sustained and to prevent capture. 1943 Maria Angelette (RM guard ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Saracen. Santorre Santarosa (RM Bandiera-class submarine): Ran aground in the Mediterranean off Tripoli. She was then torpedoed and sunk by HMS MTB 260. Surabaya Maru (IJA Indus Maru-class transport): Torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean by USS Silversides. She was scuttled by Asagumo. 1944 No. 34 (Soviet Navy No. 11-class landing tender): Lost on this date. Ogashima Maru (IJN transport): Bombed and sunk south west of Yap, Caroline Islands by US Army Air Force aircraft. Skagerak I (Kriegsmarine minelayer): Torpedoed and sunk west of Svåholmen, Norway by RNZAF aircraft. U-263 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France. V 712 Chemnitz (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Maritime, France. 1945 Syuri Maru (IJN motor torpedo boat tender, a.k.a. Shuri Maru): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea at the south end of the Tsushima Strait by USS Tautog.
  15. January 19 1940 HMS Grenville (RN G-class destroyer): Struck a mine in the Thames Estuary and sank. 1941 Neghelli (RM Adua-class submarine): Sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Crete by HMS Greyhound. 1942 HMT Rosemonde (RN trawler): Torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Azores, Portugal by U-581. 1943 Cleopatra (RM minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Splendid. Eso (RM Galeb-class minelayer): Bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunis, Tunisia by British aircraft. 1944 U-641 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Violet. 1945 HMT Northern Isles (RN anti-submarine naval trawler): Wrecked off Durban, South Africa. HMS Porpoise (RN Grampus-class submarine): Sunk in the Malacca Strait off Penang, Malaya by Japanese aircraft.
  16. January 18 1942 HMT Erin (RN trawler): Sunk at Gibraltar by Italian frogmen. Hai-Kan No. 6 (IJN decommissioned Kasuga/Giuseppe Girabaldi class armored cruiser, ex-Nisshin): Sunk as a gunnery target in the Inland Sea off Kurahashi, Hiroshima, Japan, by Yamato. She had been sunk as a target ship before in 1936, but her wreck was raised. HMT Honju (RN trawler): Damaged beyond repair at Gibraltar by Italian frogmen. 1943 Tōei Maru (IJN auxiliary transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Truk, South Pacific Mandate by USS Silversides. Senzan Maru (IJN transport): Bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kavieng, New Ireland by US Army Air Force aircraft. 1945 HMS MTB-690 (RN Fairmile D motor torpedo boat): Struck a submerged wreck and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk.
  17. January 17 1941 Battle of Ko Chang: Vichy French squadron Groupe Occasionnel (La Motte-Picquet, and sloops Dumont d'Urville, Amiral Charner, Tahure and Marne) engaged elements of the small but modern Royal Thai Navy in a dawn attack. HTMS Dongkla (Royal Thai Navy coastal defence ship): Shelled and damaged in the Gulf of Siam off French Indo-China. She ran aground, but sank when towed off. HTMS Songhkla (Royal Thai Navy torpedo boat): Shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Siam off French Indo-China. HTMS Sri Ayuthia (Royal Thai Navy coastal defence ship): Torpedoed and damaged. She was beached in the River Chantaboum, French Indo-China. HTMS Thonburi (Royal Thai Navy coastal defence ship): Severely damaged and beached. She was later repaired and returned to service. HTMS Trad (Royal Thai Navy torpedo boat): Shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Siam off French Indo-China. 1942 Enisej (Soviet Navy trawler): Torpedoed and damaged in the Arctic Sea by U-454. She broke in two; her bow section sank. HMS Gurkha (RN L-class destroyer): Torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Sidi Barrani, Egypt by U-133. She was taken in tow by HNLMS Isaac Sweers but later sank. I-60 (IJN Kaidai IIIa/b type submarine): Depth charged, forced to the surface and sunk in a running gun battle in the Sunda Strait off Krakatoa, Dutch East Indies with HMS Jupiter. HMS Matabele (RN Tribal-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Sea by U-454. MTB 47 (RN White 73-foot-class motor torpedo boat): Sunk by enemy action in the English Channel off Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France. RFA Nyholt (Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker): Torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-87. 1943 Bombardiere (RM Soldati-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS United. 1944 Hakkai Maru (IJN Hakkai Maru-class repair ship, a.k.a. Hachikai Maru): Torpedoed and sunk at Rabaul, New Guinea by US Navy aircraft. Kaiun Maru (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. Kosei Maru (IJA transport ship): Torpedoed and sunk at Rabaul by US Navy aircraft. L-23 (Soviet Navy Leninets-class submarine): Sunk in the Black Seanorth west of Cape Torchakut, Crimea by UJ 106. U-377 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Lost in the North Atlantic Ocean. Recent research suggests that she most likely was depth charged and sunk by HMS Glenarm and HMS Wanderer. 1945 Griep (Kriegsmarine salvage ship): Sunk in an American air raid on Hamburg. Hiev (Kriegsmarine salvage ship): Sunk in an American air raid on Hamburg. M-305 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Foundered in the Baltic Sea off Brüsterort, Pomerania. U-2515 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Sunk in an American air raid on Hamburg. U-2523 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Sunk in an American air raid on Hamburg. U-2530 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Sunk in an American air raid on Hamburg. U-2532 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Sunk in an American air raid on Hamburg. U-2537 (Kriegsmarine Type XXI submarine): Sunk in an American air raid on Hamburg. V 1417 Stoomloodsvartuig 17 (Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboot): Sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands by British aircraft.
  18. January 16 1941 HMT Desiree (RN trawler): Struck a mine in the Thames Estuary and sank. 1942 HMT Irvana (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the North Seaoff Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Zhan Zhores (Soviet Navy transport ship): Sunk off Feodosia by a magnetic mine. 1943 Kinposan Maru (IJN Kinjosan Maru-class transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Kavieng, New Ireland by USS Greenling. UJ-2103 (Kriegsmarine submarine chaser): Ran aground and was wrecked off Euboea, Greece. 1944 Delhi Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk in Tokyo Bay by USS Swordfish. Denmark Maru (IJA cargo/troop ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Whale. USS Flier (USN Gato-class submarine): Ran aground on a reef at Midway Atoll. She was refloated on 22 January, repaired and later returned to service. Haruna Maru (IJN stores ship): Sunk off Balikpapan in a collision with Kyoei Maru. I-181 (IJN Kaidai-class submarine): Engaged in a running battle with USS PCS-1422 and USS PCS-1459 in the Vitiaz Strait. She ended up grounded and wrecked on Gneisenau Point, Kelanoa Harbour, New Guinea. USS Macaw (USN Chanticleer-class submarine rescue ship): Ran aground on a reef at Midway Island. On 12 February she slipped off the reef and sank. Tarushima Maru (IJN Terushima Maru-class transport ship): Shelled and damaged in the Philippine Sea by USS Whale. She was torpedoed and sunk the next day by USS Whale. Ha-51 (IJN Type A Ko-hyoteki class midget submarine): Under tow from Tarushima Maru, was dragged down with her. U-544 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC/40 submarine): Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by aircraft from USS Guadalcanal. 1945 Anri No. 2 GO (IJN cargo ship): Sunk at Hong Kong by US Navy aircraft. Dejatelnyj (Soviet Navy Clemson-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Kara Sea east of Cape Terebirski by U-956. S-33 (Kriegsmarine Type 1939 Schnellboot): Beached on the island of Unije, Yugoslavia and was then destroyed by HMMTB 698. Sanka Maru (IJN oiler): Sunk at Hong Kong by US Navy aircraft. Tenei Maru (IJN oiler): Sunk at Hong Kong by US Navy aircraft. U-248 (Kriegsmarine Type VII submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Hayter, USS Hubbard, USS Otter and USS Varian. V 6408 Skagerak (Kriegsmarine Tirol-class naval whaler/Vorpostenboot): Torpedoed and sunk off Folda, Norway by HNoMS Utsira.
  19. January 15 1942 IV II (Kriegsmarine auxiliary minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in Suda Bay. U-93 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Shelled, rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Madeira, Portugal by HMS Hesperus. U-577 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Mersa Matruh, Egypt by British aircraft. 1943 Nichimei Maru (IJN cargo ship): Sunk south southwest of Rangoon, Burma by USAF aircraft. She was carrying Japanese troops and Allied prisoners of war. Tritone (RM Flutto-class submarine): Sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Algiers, Algeria by HMS Antelope and HMCS Port Arthur. UJ 1406 (Kriegsmarine Mob-FD-class naval trawler/submarine chaser): Bombed and sunk at Lorient, Morbihan, France during a RAF air raid. 1945 Enoshima Maru (IJA cargo ship): Sunk in the South China Sea off Takao, Formosa by US Navy aircraft. Hatakaze (IJN Kamikaze-class destroyer): Sunk in the South China Sea off Takeo by US Navy aircraft. Kyo Maru No. 1 (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk in the Malacca Straitnorthwest of Penang, Malaya by a mine. Mirii Maru (IJN 1TL-class fleet tanker): Sunk off Takao by US Navy aircraft. Ping Sung (Vichy French patrol craft): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Hongay, French Indochina by USAF aircraft. HMS Thane (RN Bogue-class escort carrier): Torpedoed and damaged in the Firth of Clyde by U-1172. She was towed to Greenock, Renfrewshire by HMS Loring but was declared a constructive total loss and scrapped in 1946. Tsuga (IJN Momi-class destroyer): Sunk in the South China Sea off Magong, Formosa by US Navy aircraft.
  20. January 13 1940 Aura II (Merivoimat escort vessel, former presidential yacht): Sunk by one of her own depth charges as it exploded in its thrower while she was attacking Shch-324 off Märket Island, Baltic Sea during the Winter War. U-54 (Kreigsmarine Type VIIB submarine): Struck an mine in the North Sea north of Terschelling and sank. 1943 U-224 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged, rammed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Algiers, Algeria by HMCS Ville de Quebec. U-507 (Kriegsmarine Type IXC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 330 off Cape Saint Rocque, Brazil by United States Navy aircraft. 1944 Haguro Maru (IJN transport ship): Bombed and sunk northwest of New Hanover Island by USAF aircraft. U-231 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Azores, Portugal by RAF aircraft. 1945 I-362 (IJN Type D submarine): Sunk between Ulithi and Eniwetok by USS Fleming. Vs 130 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper): Sunk on this date.
  21. January 12 1940 HMT Valdora (RN trawler): Bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1942 U-374 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Cape Spartivento, Calabria, Italy by HMS Unbeaten. W-13 and W-14 (IJN W-13-class minesweepers): Sunk by Dutch 4.7-inch shore batteries at Tarakan Island, off northeastern Borneo in the Netherlands East Indies. 1943 Ardente (RM Ciclone-class torpedo boat): Sunk in a collision with Grecale west of Sicily. HMT Kingston Jacinth (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Plymouth, Devon. Patrol Boat No. 1 (IJN patrol boat, a former Minekaze-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off New Hanover Island, Bismarck Archipelago by USS Guardfish. USS Worden (USN Farragut-class destroyer): Driven onto rocks at Constantine Harbor, Amchitka Island, Alaska and was wrecked. 1944 Choko Maru No. 2 Go (IJN auxiliary transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea south west of Truk by USS Albacore. H-4 (IJN H-2-class motor gun boat being towed by Choko Maru No. 2 ): So badly damaged when Choko Maru No. 2 was torpedoed and sunk that she was scuttled. Ikuta Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Bombed and sunk at Kwajalein by US Navy aircraft. M 4615 St. Benoit (Kriegsmarine naval drifter/minesweeper): Lost on this date. Nigitsu Maru (IJN Akitsu Maru-class landing craft depot ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Okinawa off Okino-Daita Island by USS Hake. SG 20 (Kriegsmarine guard ship): Capsized at Genoa, Italy during an air raid. Later raised, but not repaired. 1945 La Motte-Picquet (Vichy French training hulk, a former Duguay-Trouin-class cruiser): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cat Lai, French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. *** Akashi Maru (IJN tanker): Sunk in the South China Sea south east of Cape St. Jacques, French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. Ayanami Maru (IJN tanker): Sunk in the South China Sea off French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. Ayayuki Maru (IJN tanker): Sunk in the South China Sea south east of Cape Padaran, French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. CD-17 (IJN Type C escort ship): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. CD-19 (IJN Type C escort ship): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. CD-23 (IJN Type C escort ship): Sunk in the South China Sea north of Qui Nhon by United States Navy aircraft. CD-35 (IJN Type C escort ship): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. CD-43 (IJN Type C escort ship): Bombed in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft and was beached on an uninhabited island. She was scuttled by her crew. CD-51(IJN Type C escort ship): Sunk in the South China Sea north of Qui Nhon by United States Navy aircraft. CH-31 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Padaran by United States Navy aircraft. CH-43 (IJN No.13-class submarine chaser): Sunk in Cam Rahn Bay, French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. Chiburi (IJN Mikura-class frigate): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. Eiho Maru (IJN tanker): Sunk in the South China Sea south east of Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. Eiman Maru (IJN cargo ship): Sunk in the South China Sea by United States Navy aircraft. France Maru (JA Daifuku Maru No. 1-class troopship): Attacked by United States Navy aircraft and beached in the Mekong Delta south east of Gocong, French Indochina. She was declared a total loss. Hoei Maru (IJN tanker): Sunk in the South China Sea south east of Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. Ikutagawa Maru (IJN auxiliary transport ship): Sunk at Saigon, French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. Kashii (IJN Katori-class cruiser): Bombed, torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north of Qui Nhon by United States Navy aircraft. Kembu Maru (IJN tanker): Sunk near Bin h Dinh, French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. Kenei Maru (IJN Icargo ship): Sunk at Saigon by United States Navy aircraft. Kensei Maru (IJN cargo ship): Sunk in the South China Sea south east of Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy. Kiyo Maru (IJN cargo ship): Sunk in the South China Sea off French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. Koshin Maru (IJN tanker): Sunk in the South China Sea south east Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. Kumagawa Maru (IJN oiler, a.k.a. Shumagawa Maru and Tamagawa Maru): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. Kyoei Maru No. 7 (IJA transport): Bombed and sunk in the Mekong Delta south east of Gocong by United States Navy aircraft. Kyokuun Maru (IJA cargo ship): Bombed in the South China Sea by United States Navy aircraft and was beached north of Qui Nhon. USS LCI(L)-600 (USN landing craft infantry (large): Sunk at Ulithi, Caroline Islands by a Kaiten suicide submarine/human torpedo launched by I-36. Louhi (Finnish Navy Louhi-class minelayer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland off Hanko by U-370 ( Kriegsmarine), or sunk by mines. M-1 (Kriegsmarine M 1935-class minesweeper): Sunk at Bergen in an air raid by RAF aircraft. M-273 (Kriegsmarine Type 1940 minesweeper): Shelled and sunk off Egersund by HMS Bellona, HMS Norfolk, HMS Onslaught, HMS Onslow and HMS Orwell. Octant (Vichy French survey ship): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cat Lai by United States Navy aircraft. Otowa Maru (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk in Cam Rahn Bay by United States Navy aircraft. PB-103 (IJN patrol boat, a former Lapwing-class minesweeper): Strafed in the South China Sea off Cape Padaran by United States Navy aircraft. It set off her depth charges, sinking her in shallow water with her bridge above water. HMS Regulus (RN Algerine-class minesweeper): Mined and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Corfu, Greece. San Luis Maru (IJN tanker): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea north east of Binh Dinh, French Indochina by United States Navy aircraft. Shingi Maru (IJA transport, a.k.a. Shintai Maru and Jingi Maru): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea by United States Navy aircraft. Shinsei Maru No. 17 (IJN cargo ship): Sunk at Saigon by United States Navy aircraft. Shoei Maru (IJN tanker): Bombed and sunk in the South China Sea north of Qui Nhon by United States Navy aircraft. USS Swordfish (USN Sargo-class submarine): Either depth charged or struck a mine and sank off Okinawa Island, Japan. Taikyu Maru (IJN cargo ship): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. Tatsuhato Maru( IJN cargo ship): Sunk in the South China Sea north of Qui Nhon by United States Navy aircraft. Toyu Maru (IJN troopship): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape St. Jacques by United States Navy aircraft. Treern (South African Navy auxiliary minesweeper): Struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea off eastern Greece. U-382 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Bombed and sunk at Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony in an Allied air raid. She was raised on 20 March but stricken from navy register and scuttled on 5 May. W-101 (IJN Bangor-class minesweeper): Sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Padaran by United States Navy aircraft. Yujo Maru (IJN cargo ship, a.k.a. Yoshu Maru and Yushu Maru): Sunk in the South China Sea north of Qui Nhon by United States Navy aircraft. Yusei Maru (IJN cargo ship): Damaged in the South China Sea off Qui Nhon by United States Navy aircraft. USS Mazama: (USN Lassen-class Amuntion ship): Damaged at Ulithi, Caroline Islands by a Kaiten suicide submarine/human torpedo launched by I-36. She was repaired and returned to service.
  22. First of all: Bwaahahahahahah! I love it! Second: Option #3. I'd love to know which Belle a) both of them can stand, and is crazy enough willing to act as mediator.
  23. January 11 1940 Locotenant Lepri Remus (Romanian Naval Forces Capitan Dumitrescu-class minesweeper): Sunk in the Danube Estuary off Sulina by a mine. HMT Lucida (RN trawler): Struck a mine and sank off the mouth of the Tyne. HMS Princess (RN armed yacht): Collided with the SS Blairmore in the Bristol Channel and sank. 1941 HMS Southampton (RN Town-class cruiser): Bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea south east of Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was scuttled by HMS Gloucester and HMS Orion. HMT Uberous (RN trawler): Ran aground off Derry, County Londonderry. 1942 HNLMS Prins van Oranje (Koninklijke Marine Prins van Oranje-class minelayer): Shelled and sunk by Yamakaze and PB-38 off Tarakan Netherlands East Indies. R 42 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Struck a submerged wreck and sank in the English Channel off Ambleteuse, Pas-de-Calais, France. 11-V-1 (Kriegsmarine guard ship): Struck a mine and sank off Crete, Greece. USS Saratoga (USN Aircraft Carrier): Torpedoed and damaged by I-6 southwest of Oahu. She returned to Pearl Harbour, then sailed to Bremerton Navy Yard for repairs before returning to service. 1944 Erie Maru (IJA Yoshida Maru No. 1- class transport): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bungo Strait east of Saeki, Kyushu by USS Sturgeon. GA 54 Claros (Kriegsmarine naval drifter/Vosportenboot): Lost on this date. Kuma (IJN light cruiser): Torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Penang, Malaya by HMS Tally-Ho. M 1226 (Kriegsmarine RD-class minesweeper): Bombed and sunk at Piraeus, Greece. SF 268 (Kriegsmarine Siebel ferry): Lost on this date. MS Selma (German cargo ship): Destroyed in an explosion in Oslo, Norway. She was the same ship that had been involved in the massive December 19th, 1943 Filipstad Explosion in Oslo. SG 08 and SG 09 (Kriegsmarine guard ships): Bombed and sunk at Piraeus. 1945 T-33 Korall (Soviet Navy Virsaytis-class minesweeper): Torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Tallinn off Aegna, Estonia by U-745. M-273 (Kriegsmarine Type 1940 minesweeper): Shelled and sunk west of Eigersund, Norway by HMS Norfolk, HMS Bellona, HMS Onslaught, HMS Onslow and HMS Orwell. USS YMS-14 (USN YMS-1-class minesweeper): Sunk in Boston Harbor in a collision with USS Herndon. In the Philippines: Banshu Maru No. 56 (IJN auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk in the south entrance to Manila Bay as a blockship. USS Belknap (High speed transport, former Clemson-class destroyer): Severely damaged by a kamikaze attack in Lingayen Gulf. She was sent to Philadelphia Naval Yard, and decommissioned there on August 4th. Hakuyo Maru (IJN auxiliary minesweeper/ submarine chaser): Sunk in the south entrance to Manila Bay as a blockship. Wa-10 (IJN No.1-class auxiliary minesweeper): Sunk in the South China Sea west of Vigan Luzon Philippines by a USN destroyer.
  24. January 10 1940 HMS Canton (RN armed merchant cruiser): Ran aground off Barra Head, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Refloated on 12 January but beached on 17 January at Holy Loch. Later repaired and returned to service. 1941 Vega (RM Spica-class torpedo boat): Shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Tunisia by HMS Bonaventure and HMS Southampton. 1942 Kanko Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Pickerel. M-175 (Soviet Navy M-class submarine): Torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea by U-584. HMS Queen of Bermuda (RN armed merchant cruiser): Ran aground at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and was severely damaged. She was refloated the next day, repaired and returned to service. U-374 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by HNLMS Isaac Sweers and HMS Legion, leaving her unable to submerge. She was torpedoed and sunk two days later by HMS Unbeaten. 1943 USS Argonaut (USN Argonaut-class submarine): Depth charged, shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea by Hamakaze, Isokaze and Maikaze. Okikaze (IJN Minekaze-class destroyer): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Katsura, Chiba by USS Trigger. 1944 F 571 (Kriegsmarine Marinefährprahm): Sunk at Ak-Mechet, Soviet Union by Soviet aircraft. No. 048 and No. 0612 (Soviet Navy MO-4-class patrol vessels): Lost on this date. Okuyo Maru (IJN auxiliary gunboat): Torpedoed and sunk in the mouth of Ambon Bay, Java, Netherlands East Indies by USS Ray. PVO-21 (Soviet Navy PVO-10-class anti aircraft motorboat): Lost on this date. Ryuju Maru No. 1 Go (IJN auxiliary guard boat): Lost on this date. S-55 (Kriegsmarine Type 1939 Schnellboot): Sank in the Adriatic Sea west of Korčula, Yugoslavia after an onboard torpedo was detonated by a bomb hit during a British air attack. USS YMS-127 United States NavyThe YMS-1-class minesweeper ran aground and sank in the Aleutian Islands. Yamabiko Maru (IJNavy Yamabiko Maru-class repair ship): Torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off the Bungo Strait by USS Steelhead. Taken under tow by Yamakuni Maru, she broke in half after Yamakuni Maru was torpedoed and sunk at the entrance to Yaene Wan, Hachijō-jima on 13 January. Her stern section sank immediately. Her bow section sank the next day. 1945 Arax (Soviet Navy Angara class Gunboat): Sunk by mines at Odessa. Later raised and either broken up, or returned to Romania, repaired and returned to service as Dumitrescu of the Romanian Naval Forces. CD-42 (IJN Type D escort ship): Torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea west of Kume Island Okinawa by USS Puffer. M 322 (Kriegsmarine minesweeper): Damaged at Haram, Norway by RAF, RCAF, RAAF RNZAF aircraft. She was beached but was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service. M 5610 (Kriegsmarine KSK-2 class Naval Drifter/minesweeper): Sunk at Haram Norway by RAF, RCAF, RAAF RNZAF aircraft. S 33 (Kriegsmarine Motor torpedo boat): Run aground on Unije, Yugoslavia. Destroyed on 16 January by RN Motor Gun Boats and Motor Torpedo Boats. S 58 and S 60 (Kriegsmarine Motor torpedo boats): Run aground on Unije, Yugoslavia and scuttled. Of note: January 9th 1945 marks the beginning of Operation Mike I: the amphibious landing of US Army troops at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, the Phillipines. On this day (the 10th), IJA shinyo suicide boats infiltrated Lingayen Gulf, sinking USS LCI(G)-365 (Landing Craft, Infantry – Gunboat) and USS LCI(M)-974 (Landing Craft, Infantry – Mortar), and damaging USS LST-925 and USS LST-1028 (both Landing Ship, Tank). The LSTs beached themselves and were later repaired and returned to service. Off the coast, USS Wickes (Fletcher-Class Destroyer) is damaged by Japanese air attacks, USS Leray Wilson (John C. Butler-class destroyer escort ) is damaged by kamikaze, and USS Pennsylvaina (Pennsylvania-Class Battleship) is damaged in a collision with USS Clemson (high speed transport, former Clemson-class destroyer).
  25. January 8 1944 U-426 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France by Royal Australian Air Force aircraft. U-757 (Kriegsmarine Type VIIC submarine): Depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Bayntun and HMCS Camrose. 1945 Daigo Maru (IJN 1K-class ore carrier): Torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Korea by USS Balao. Manju Maru (IJN tanker, a.k.a. Manzyu Maru): Torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean by USS Queenfish and ran aground in Tungshiao Bay. She sank the next day. Shinyo Maru (IJN 1K-class ore carrier): Ran aground in Tungshiao Bay. She sank the next day. Tatsuyo Maru (IJN Standard 2AT-class cargo ship): Torpedoed, exploded and sunk in the Formosa Strait by USS Barb. V-5116 (Kriegsmarine vorpostenboot): Bombed and sunk in Korsfjord by RAF aircraft. 1946* HMS Safari (RN S-class submarine, decommissioned): Sank under tow in the English Channel while on her way to the breaker′s yard. *Due to Operation Deadlight, Operation Road's End, Operation Crossroads, etc. my intention is to go into at least July of this year.
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