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  1. The updated list added two new Verdun and HMS Salmon belles
  2. C-1 U-29 Next week I will vote on next week I will vote for Gneisenau
  3. After a long thinking , I decided that I would not be posting any posts about the history and events of the Polish navy at Minor Nation Navies. I took a place where you could talk about other fleets that you should also mention, for example, the navy of Romania, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Greece. I hope we will start these topics again in Minor Nation Navies.
  4. It took a while but I added links to interviews Dziękuję Gerrion I thought the idea of Mignonette was good and I added links.
  5. I corrected. I corrected. I corrected and I changed on Britain Commonwealth. I agree with you Admiral Korky. Some books give different conflicting information about the class of ships and reminds Gordian Knot.
  6. List all the belles in Victory Belles that we know they are in the game. The list will be updated in the future and help the person creating fanfics writers and readers. United States Destroyer: USS Stewart (DD-224) USS Mahan (DD-364) USS Somers (DD-381) USS Henley (DD-391) Light cruisers: USS Boise (CL-47) Heavy cruiser: USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) USS Houston (CA-30) USS Augusta (CA-31) USS New Orleans (CA-32) USS Wichita (CA-45) Battleship: USS Nevada (BB-36) USS Arizona (BB-39) USS Mississippi (BB-41) Aircraft carrier: USS Lexington (CV-2) Submarine: USS Nautilus (SS-168) Japan Destroyer: Fubuki Nenohi Light cruiser: Kitakami Tenryū Heavy cruiser: Kumano Takao Aoba Battleship: Kongō Nagato Aircraft carrier: Kaga Hiryū Seaplane tender: Chiyoda Submarine: I-8 British Commonwealth Destroyer: HMS Nubian (F36) HMS Bulldog (H91) HMCS Saguenay (D79) Light cruisers: HMS Belfast (C35) HMS Achilles (70) HMS Orion (85) HMAS Perth (D29) Heavy cruiser: HMS Exeter (68) Battlecruiser: HMS Hood (51) Aircraft carrier: HMS Ark Royal (91) Submarine: HMS Salmon (N65) Armed merchant cruiser: HMS Rawalpindi Germany Destroyer: Z1 Leberecht Maass Z10 Hans Lody Z17 Diether von Roeder Z18 Hans Lüdemann Z20 Karl Galster Light cruiser: Nürnberg Köln Heavy cruiser: Admiral Graf Spee Battlecruiser: Scharnhorst Gneisenau Submarine: U-29 French Destroyer: Le Triomphant Maillé-Brézé Verdun Light cruisers: La Motte-Picquet Heavy cruiser: Algérie Battleship: Dunkerque Aircraft carrier: Béarn Submarine: Surcouf Italy Destroyer: Espero Lampo Camicia Nera (CN) Light cruisers: D’Aosta Heavy cruiser: Pola Battleship: Conte di Cavour Submarine: Axum Soviet Union Destroyer: Voykov Leningrad Moskva Protected cruiser: Aurora - NPC Light cruisers: Profintern Heavy cruiser: Kirov Battleship: Parizhskaya Kommuna Submarine: Shch-205 "Nerpa" S-3 "Sushka" Spain Destroyer: Velasco Heavy cruiser: Canarias Turkey Battlecruiser: TCG Yavuz Netherlands Light cruisers: HNLMS De Ruyter Poland Destroyer: ORP Wicher 80 of 128+? known Belles which are in the game.
  7. According to Polish sources during the fight with the Polish ships Leberecht Maass got hit one bullet in anti-aircraft and destroyed them on the the minelayer Gryf. Seven Polish sailors were killed. Then Leberecht Maass was hit. For damage, who suffered damage to Leberecht Maass are also recognized ORP Gryf and the coast defense battery at Hel.
  8. There is a well-known description of events from the Polish soldiers of the 1st Polish Armored Division on May 5 surrender of Wilhelmshaven still the sailors tried to sink the submarines but was interrupted by Polish soldiers. They seemed to still want to execute the order . Polish soldiers from the 1st Polish Armored Division captured 17 not scuttling german submarines in Wilhelmshaven. Thank you Admiral Korky for Korky's badges Accepts them. P.S. Last german submarines surrender August 17, 1945!
  9. You have not heard because of the history of the victory over Bismarck because the history of fight the ORP Piorun with the German battleship were rejected by British historians. Not important and not significant. ORP Piorun was a ex. „HMS Nerissa” Although there is one Polish contribution in this story for now
  10. Sunken Ships on May 4 th 1940 ORP Grom - The Grom-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in Ofotfjord off Narvik, Norway by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe with the loss of 59 of her 192 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Aurora, HMS Bedouin, HMS Enterprise and HMS Faulknor. 1942 Kinjosan Maru - The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk, South Pacific Mandate by the submarine USS Greenling. 1943 Perseo - The Spica-class torpedo boat was sunk east of Tunis, Tunisia by HMS Nubian, HMS Paladin, and HMS Petard. U-109 - The Type IXB submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by a Consolidated Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew. U-439 - Type VIIC submarine collided with U-659 and sank in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Ortegal, Spain with the loss of nine of her 49 crew. U-659 - The Type VIIC submarine collided with U-439 in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Ortegal and sank with the loss of 44 of her 47 crew. U-381 - The Type VIIC submarine disappeared on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland sometime between 9 and 21 May with the loss of all 47 crew. 1944 HMS Elgin - The Hunt-class minesweeper struck a mine in the English Channel east of the Isle of Portland, Dorset. She was taken in to Portsmouth, Hampshire but was not repaired. U-371 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Constantine, Algeria by HMS Blankney , L'Alcyon, Sénégalais , USS Joseph E. Campbell and USS Pride. She surfaced and was scuttled with the loss of two of her 52 crew. U-846 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Ortegal, Spain by a Vickers Wellington aircraft on 407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 57 crew. 1945 USS Luce - The Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kerama Islands by a kamikaze aircraft attack with the loss of 126 of her 312 crew. M-36 - The M 1935 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Great Belt by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 and 254 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. M-301 - The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft south of Skjernøy, Norway. USS Morrison - The Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Oshima, Japan by a kamikaze aircraft attack with the loss of 152 of her 273 crew. Orion - The (HSK-1) was an auxiliary cruiser refugee transport was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft off Swinemünde, Pomerania. USS Sangamon - The Sangamon-class escort carrier was severely damaged off Kerama Retto, Japan by a kamikaze attack with the loss of 36 of her crew. Repairs not completed before the war ended, subsequently sold into merchant service. T-155 - The Torpedo Recovery vessel, a former V-150 class Torpedo Boat, was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft at Swinemunde. U-30 - Operation Regenbogen: The Type VIIA submarine was scuttled at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein. The wreck was raised and scrapped in 1948. U-46 - The Type VIIB submarine was scuttled in Kupfermühlen Bay. U-267 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. The wreck was later scrapped. U-393 - The Type VIIC submarine was attacked in the Geltinger Bucht by United States Navy aircraft with the loss of two crew. She was scuttled the next day in Flensburger Förde. U-711 - Operation Judgement: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and sunk at Kilbotn by Grumman TBF Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft of 846, 853 and 882 Squadrons, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Trumpeter, HMS Queen and HMS Searcher respectively with, the loss of 40 of her 52 crew. U-721 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. The wreck was later scrapped. U-792 - The Type XVIIA submarine was scuttled off Rendsborg, Schleswig-Holstein. U-793 - The Type XVIIA submarine was scuttled off Rendsborg. U-904 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled at Eckernförde. U-1168 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine ran aground in the Geltinger Bucht and was scuttled. U-1132, U-1161, U-1303, U-1304 - The Type VIIC submarines was scuttled in Küpfermühlen Bay. The wreck was scrapped post-war. U-2338 - The Type XXIII submarine was sunk in the Øresund off Copenhagen by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 and 254 Squadrons, Royal Air Force with the loss of twelve of her thirteen crew. U-2540 - The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in the Baltic Sea off the Flensburg Lightship. She was raised in 1957, repaired and entered Bundesmarine service in September 1960 as Wilhelm Bauer. U-3033, U-3034 - The Type XXI submarines was scuttled in Wasserleben Bay. The wreck was scrapped post-war. U-4709, U-4711 - The Type XXIII submarines was scuttled at Kiel. The wreck was scrapped post-war. Sunken Ships on May 5 th 1940 HNoMS Sild - The 1.-class torpedo boat was scuttled in the Norwegian Sea off Harøya, Norway to prevent capture by German forces. 1942 HMS Auricula - Battle of Madagascar: The Flower-class corvette struck a mine in the Indian Ocean off the northern tip of Madagascar. She was taken in tow by HMS Freesia but sank the next day. Bévéziers - Battle of Madagascar: The Agosta-class submarine was bombed and sunk in Currier Bay, Diego Suarez, Madagascar Bougainville - Battle of Madagascar: The Armed Merchant Cruiser was bombed and sunk at Diego Suarez, Madagascar, by Royal Navy aircraft. Kikuzuki - Operation Mo: After being torpedoed in Tulagi Harbor by U.S. Navy aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown with the loss of 12 of her 154 crew and beached on Florida Island to avoid sinking, the Mutsuki-class destroyer slid off the beach during the next high tide on 5 May and sank. Her wreck later was refloated and beached again by U.S. Army engineers. Sperrbercher 36 Eider - The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and was severely damaged in the North Sea off Heligoland. She was consequently withdrawn from service. 1943 U-638 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Newfoundland by HMS Sunflower with the loss of all 44 crew. 1944 USS Fechteler - Convoy GUS 38: The Buckley-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-967 with the loss of 29 of her 215 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Laning and other ships. 1945 T-36 - The Elbing-class torpedo boat, having been damaged by a mine the previous day, was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft off Swinemünde, Pomerania. 63 killed. U-17 - The Type IIB submarine was scuttled at Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony. U-38 - The Type IXA submarine was scuttled west of Wesermünde, Bremen. The wreck was scrapped in 1948. U-236 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled off Schleimünde, Schleswig-Holstein. U-290, - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in Kupfermühlen Bay. U-349 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht with the loss of a crew member. U-351 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled at Horup Haff. The wreck was raised and scrapped in 1948. U-370, U-397, - The Type VIIC submarines was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. U-534 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Kattegat by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of three of her 42 crew. U-579 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Kattegat east of Aarhus, Denmark by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 547 Squadron Royal Air Force with the loss of 24 crew. U-733 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in Flensburg Fjord . The wreck was scrapped in 1948. U-746 - The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and damaged in the Geltinger Bucht and was consequently scuttled. The wreck was scrapped in 1948. U-750 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in Flensburg Fjord. U-794 - The Type XVIIA submarine was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. U-827 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in Flensburg Fjord. The wreck was scrapped in 1948. U-999 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. U-1008 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Kattegat by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of six of her 50 crew. She was consequently scuttled the next day. U-1016 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in Lübeck Bay. U-1025 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in Flensburger Fjord. The wreck was scrapped post-war. U-1056, U-1101, U-1162, U-1193, U-1204, U-1207 - The Type VIIC submarines was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. The wrecks was scrapped post-war. U-1223 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Baltic Sea west of Wesermünde. U-1234 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled at Hörup, Schleswig-Holstein. U-1306 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. The wreck was scrapped post-war. U-1405 - The Type XVIIB submarine was scuttled in Eckernförde Bay. The wreck was scrapped post-war. U-2352 - The Type XXIII submarine was scuttled at Hörup. The wreck was scrapped post-war. U-2333, U-2339, U-2343, U-2346, U-2347, U-2349, U-2357, U-2358, U-2360, U-2362, U-2364, U-2366, U-2368, U-2369, U-4702, U-4703, U-4707, U-4710 - The Type XXIII submarines was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. The wrecks was scrapped post-war. U-2367 - The Type XXIII submarine collided with another U-boat in the Geltinger Bucht and sank. She was raised in August 1956, repaired and commissioned into the Bundesmarine on 1 October 1957 as U-Hecht. U-2507, U-2517, U-2522, U-2525, U-2541, U-3015, U-3022, U-3044, U-3510, U-3524, U-3526, U-3529, - The Type XXI submarines was scuttled in the Geltinger Bucht. The wrecks was scrapped post-war. U-2544 - The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in the Skagerrak east north east of Aarhus, Denmark. U-2551 - The Type XXI submarine ran aground in the Baltic Sea off Flensburg . The wreck was blown up by the Royal Navy on 23 July. U-3501, U-3527, U-3528 - The Type XXI submarines was scuttled in the Weser Estuary. The wrecks was scrapped post-war. U-4701, U-4704 - The Type XXIII submarines was scuttled at Hörup. The wrecks was scrapped post-war. W-20 - The No.19-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Trepang. Sunken Ships on May 6 th 1942 D'Entrecasteaux - Operation Ironclad: The Bougainville-class aviso was badly damaged by British naval aircraft and beached on the coast of Madagascar. 1943 FR 116 - The Requin-class submarine was scuttled at Bizerte. FR 117 - The Circé-class submarine was scuttled at Bizerte. U-125 - The Type IXC submarine was rammed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Oribi . She was then shelled and sunk by HMS Snowflake. All 54 crew took to their lifeboats, but the Admiralty forbade the British ships to rescue them and they subsequently died. U-192 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by HMS Loosestrife with the loss of all 55 crew. U-438 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Pelican with the loss of all 48 crew. U-531 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Newfoundland by HMS Vidette. U-630 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Newfoundland by HMS Vidette with the loss of all 47 crew. 1944 U-66 - The Type IXC submarine was depth charged in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde Islands by aircraft based on USS Block Island . She was then rammed and sunk by USS Buckley with the loss of 24 of her 60 crew. U-473 - The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south-west of Ireland by HMS Starling, HMS Wild Goose and HMS Wren with the loss of 23 of her 53 crew. U-765 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by two Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Vindex and also by HMS Aylmer, HMS Bickerton and HMS Bligh with the loss of 37 of her 48 crew. 1945 U-853 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged, hedgehogged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Point Judith, Rhode Island, United States by USS Atherton and USS Moberly with the loss of all 55 crew. U-881 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Farquhar with the loss of all 54 crew. U-3523 - The Type XXI submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Skagerrak by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft on 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 58 crew. Sunken Ships on May 7 th 1941 HMS Hurricane - The H-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service. HMS Stoke - The Hunt-class minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe with the loss of 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Ladybird. 1942 Shōhō - Battle of the Coral Sea: The Zuihō-class aircraft carrier was bombed and sunk in the Coral Sea by aircraft based on USS Lexington and USS Yorktown with the loss of 631 of her 833 crew. 203 survivors rescued by Suzinami , and some by Yūbari. USS Sims - Battle of the Coral Sea: The Sims-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Coral Sea by Japanese Aichi D3A Val aircraft with the loss of 177 of her 192 crew. 1943 Hermes - The Vasilefs Georgios-class destroyer, badly damaged in a British air attack on 30 April 1943, was scuttled at La Goulette, Tunisia. L' Audacieux - The Le Fantastaque-class destroyer was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft at Bizerte. Tifone - The Animoso-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Corbus after being damaged by American aircraft. U-447 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar by two Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 48 crew. U-663 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France by Short Sunderland aircraft of 10 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. She sank the next day with the loss of all 49 crew. HMCS Valleyfield - Convoy ONM 234: The River-class frigate was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-548 with the loss of 129 of her 167 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Giffard. 1945 U-1406 - The Type XVIIB submarine was scuttled at Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony. The wreck was later raised and used by the United States Navy. Scrapped in 1948. U-1407 - The Type XVIIC submarine was scuttled at Cuxhaven. She was salvaged by the Royal Navy, repaired and entered service as HMS Meteorite. Scrapped in September 1949. W-29 - The No.19-class minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Kanmon Strait. Forty-three crewmen were listed as missing. Sunken Ships on May 8 th 1940 HNoMS Skrei - The 1.-class torpedo boat was scuttled off Aspøya, Norway to prevent capture by German forces. 1941 Pinguin - The auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean north of the Seychelles by HMS Cornwall with the loss of 341 crew and 200 prisoners of war. Sixty crew were rescued, as were 22 prisoners of war, survivors from British Emperor, Clan Buchanan and Empire Light. 1942 USS Lexington - Battle of the Coral Sea: The Lexington-class aircraft carrier was scuttled by USS Phelps following battle damage. Around 300 of her 2,122 crew were killed. HMS Olympus - The Odin-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta with the loss of 89 of the 98 people on board. 1943 Kagerō - The Kagerō-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Rendova, Solomon Islands by American aircraft. Kuroshio - The Kagerō-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Pacific Ocean off Kolombangara, Solomon Islands. Oyashio - The Kagerō-class destroyer was disabled by a mine and then sunk by aircraft near Kolombangara. 1945 U-37 - The Type IXA submarine was scuttled in Sonderberg Bay. The wreck was later scrapped. U-320 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and damaged in the North Sea off Bergen, Norway by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 210 Squadron, Royal Air Force. She was consequently scuttled off Sotre Island. U-382 - The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled at Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony. U-2365 - The Type XXIII submarine was scuttled in the Kattegat north west of Anholt Island, Denmark. She was raised in June 1956, repaired and commissioned into the Bundesmarine as U-Hai on 15 August 1957. U-2538 - The Type XXI submarine was scuttled off Ærø, Denmark. The wreck was scrapped in 1950. U-3030 - The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in Eckernförde Bay. U-3503 - The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in the Kattegat west of Gothenburg, Sweden. The wreck was raised in 1946 and scrapped. Sunken Ships on May 9 th 1940 Doris - The Circé-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea west of Petten, Netherlands by U-9 with the loss of all 44 crew and three Royal Navy officers. 1941 U-110 - Operation Primrose: The Type IXB submarine was captured in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Aubretia, HMS Broadway and HMS Bulldog with the loss of 15 of her 47 crew. An Enigma machine was captured intact. U-110 was taken in tow by HMS Bulldog but sank the next day in a storm. 1942 U-352 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Morehead City, North Carolina, United States by USCGC Icarus with the loss of 15 of her 48 crew. 1943 Calypso - The Circé-class submarine was either scuttled as a blockship or sunk by Allied bombing at a North African port between 9 and 13 May. Nautilus - The Saphir-class submarine was either scuttled as a blockship or sunk by Allied bombing at a North African port between 9 and 13 May. Turquoise - The Saphir-class submarine was either scuttled as a blockship or sunk by Allied bombing at a North African port between 9 and 13 May. 1945 USS England - The Buckley-class destroyer escort was severely damaged in a kamikaze attack off Kerama Retto, Japan with the loss of 37 of her crew. She was consequently decommissioned and scrapped. USS Oberrender - The John C. Butler-class destroyer escort was damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Okinawa, Japan by a kamikaze aircraft attack with the loss of 24 of her 215 crew. She was towed to the Kerama Islands but was declared beyond repair. Her hulk was sunk as a target on 6 November. HMS Prompt - The Algerine-class minesweeper struck a mine in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium and was damaged. She was declared a constructive total loss. Sunken Ships on May 10 th 1940 HNLMS Van Galen - The Admiralen-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe. She later sank in the Merwedehaven. 1944 Karukaya - Convoy MI-03: The Wakatake-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 150 miles northwest of Manila by USS Cod. 13 crewmen killed and 60 missing. Sunken Ships on May 11 th 1942 HMS Jackal - The J-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Mersa Matruh, Egypt by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of I Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe, with the loss of 77 of her crew. She was subsequently scuttled the next day by HMS Jervis. HMS Kipling - The K-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Mersa Matruh by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of I Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. 29 of her 250 crew were killed. HMS Lively - The L-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) north east of Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe, with the loss of 77 of her 221 crew. 1943 U-528 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Handley Page Halifax aircraft of 58 Squadron, Royal Air Force and HMS Fleetwood with the loss of eleven of her 56 crew. 1945 USS Evans - The Fletcher-class destroyer was severely damaged by a kamikaze attack off Okinawa with the loss of 32 of her crew. She was consequently decommissioned and scrapped. USS Hugh W. Hadley - The Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer was severely damaged by a kamikaze attack off Okinawa with the loss of 30 of her crew. She was consequently decommissioned and scrapped. Sunken Ships on May 12 th 1940 HNLMS Bulgia - The minelayer was sunk in the North Sea off Vlissingen, the Netherlands by Luftwaffe aircraft. HNLMS Friso - The Gruno-class gunboat was bombed and sunk in the IJsselmeer off Enkhuizen, the Netherlands by Luftwaffe aircraft. HNLMS Thor - The minelayer was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Vlissingen, the Netherlands by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1941 HMS Ladybird - The Insect-class gunboat was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew. HMS Undaunted - The U-class submarine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea on or about 11 May due to enemy action with the loss of all 31 crew. 1942 K-23 - The K-class submarine was sunk off Nordkyn, Norway in the Barents Sea by the auxiliary warships UJ 1101, UJ 1108 and UJ 1110. Okinoshima - The Minelayer was torpedoed and damaged in the Bismarck Sea southwest of Buka Island by USS S-42 , she sank under tow in the St. George Channel off of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. 1943 I-31 - The Type B1 submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Chichago Harbor, Attu Island, Alaska, United States by USS Edwards. Lost with all 95 hands. U-89 - The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by a Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 811 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Biter and by HMS Broadway and HMS Lagan with the loss of all 48 crew. U-186 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal by HMS Hesperus with the loss of all 53 crew. U-456 - The Type VIIC submarine was damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by a Fido homing torpedo dropped by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force. She dived in an effort to evade an attack by HMS Opportune but was lost with all 49 crew. 1944 Durostor - The minelayer was sunk in the Black Sea by Soviet aircraft. Romania - Crimean Offensive: The minelayer was sunk in the Black Sea by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army, or was only damaged and later torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by TK 301. U-1102 - The Type VIIC submarine was severely damaged in an American air raid on Königsberg. She was towed to Kiel and decommissioned.
  11. I wonder if there will be a fight between Bismarck and ORP Piorun and how it helped the Royal Navy. Probably nothing will be mentioned.
  12. As the Polish old folk proverb says: "Po­kojo­wa współpraca, jest kluczem do sukcesu" - "Peaceful cooperation is the key to success".
  13. In my opinion it is not German liner only German auxiliary cruiser Handelsstörkreuzer. Ships that can be this ship are: HSK "Komet", HSK "Michael", HSK-8 "Kormoran" or HSK "Thor" But there are only two ships that have torpedo boats and which fit the description: HSK "Komet" and MS "Bielsko" /HSK "Michael" both were not war ships in 1939 Both ships fear and terror on the seas and are the most famous Handelsstörkreuzer. Both has enough deck for golf driving range mats. Both ships has a lot of stairs. Both Easy access to motorboat. Both host has a well stocked galley/kitchen. Both hosts a lot of functions. Both Pretty ship. Both ship is equipped to handle such speeds. HSK "Komet", HSK "Michael", HSK-8 "Kormoran" or HSK "Thor" visited Japan during WW2
  14. Sunken Ships on May 1st 1940 HNoMS Uller - The minelayer, a former Vale-class gunboat, was bombed and damaged in Sognefjord, Norway by Heinkel He 115 aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service. She was beached and subsequently scuttled by Tyr. 1942 Mizuho - The seaplane tender was torpedoed in the Pacific Ocean 40 miles off Omae Zaki by USS Drum before midnight. Sank in the early hours of May 2. 101 crewmen killed. ComSubTenDiv 11, her C.O., and 471 crewmen were rescued by Takao. HMS Punjabi - The Tribal-class destroyer was rammed and sunk in the Greenland Sea by HMS King George V with the loss of 49 of her 258 crew. U-573 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of one of her 44 crew. She put into Cartagena due to damage received and was interned. Sold to the Armada Española in August 1942, serving until 1970 as G-7 and S-01. 1943 ShCh-323 - The Shchuka-class submarine was sunk by a mine in the Baltic Sea off Petershof. Raised and scrapped in 1944. 1944 U-277 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Arctic Ocean south west of Bear Island, Norway by a Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 842 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Fencer with the loss of all 50 crew. UJ 209 - The submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was sunk at Breda di Piave, Veneto, Italy by Allied aircraft. Later raised. 1945 Argo - The Argo-class submarine was scuttled at Monfalcone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. CD-50 - The Type D escort ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Sasumi by USS Sennet and beached. Nine crewmen were killed. Refloated sometime in May and towed to Osaka. Repairs not finished at end of the War, scrapped May, 1948. TA-40 - The Ariete-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Trieste. TA-41 - The Ariete-class torpedo boat was scuttled. U-3006 - The Type XXI submarine was scuttled at Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony. The wreck was scrapped post-war. U-3009 - The Type XXI submarine was scuttled at Wesermünde, Bremen. The wreck was scrapped post-war.
  15. How "Błyskawica" saved the English city Smoke over the city It was spring of 1942. The ORP "Błyskawica" destroyer was at the home of the Cowes shipyard on the Isle of Wight. Local experts removed the damage that had been caused during the storm when the convoy escorted through the Atlantic. On the night of May 4-5, German bombers arrived over the city. The "Błyskawica" sailors first saw the threat and started the defense. The planes fired guns from the deck guns, and over the city they spread smoke curtains. Although 160 airplanes were involved in the raid!, the losses were relatively small. 70 inhabitants died. Germans failed to destroy the shipyard or to break the production of the Walrus Mk.II seaplanes. Already after the raid, Polish sailors took part in firefighting, evacuation of wounded and ordering of the city. The inhabitants of Cowes of those events still remember today. The ORP "Blyskawica" Friends Association operates in the city, and one of its squares is named Kmdr. See Wojciech Francki, who commanded the ship in May 1942. The towns of Cowes and East Cowes share the Medina River, which runs the ferry. At present, the city is waiting for a new unit that was recently built and ready for use. East Cowes Councilor collects signatures under the petition to call a ferry to commemorate a Polish ship. The history of the ship in large part was devoted to the city museum Cowes. You can watch books, films about ORP "Błyskawica" from World War II, photographs, newspaper clippings, plans to build units. Commemorative souvenirs are located in the local government office of the Royal Yacht Club. The ORP "Błyskawica" destroyer will be celebrating this year's the 80th anniversary of the flag raising and the 75th anniversary of the Cowes defense. Events will be held both in Poland and in the UK.
  16. Sunken Ships on April 21th 1941 Thyella - The Thyella-class destroyer was sunk by enemy action off Vouliagmeni near Athens. 1943 USS Grenadier - The Tambor-class submarine was bombed and damaged in the Strait of Malacca off Penang, Malaya by Japanese aircraft. She was consequently scuttled by her crew the next day at. All 76 crew were taken as prisoners of war. HMS Splendid - The S-class submarine was shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Corsica, France by Hermes with the loss of 18 of her 45 crew. She was scuttled to prevent capture before the survivors were rescued and taken as prisoners of war. 1945 U-636 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland by HMS Bazely, HMS Bentinck and HMS Drury with the loss of all 42 crew. Sunken Ships on April 22th 1941 Hydra - The Freccia-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Saronic Gulf by Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers. Kios - The Kidonia-class torpedo boat was sunk at Piraeus, Greece, by Luftwaffe aircraft 1944 U-311 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland by HMCS Matane and HMCS Swansea with the loss of all 51 crew. 1945 USS Swallow - The Auk-class minesweeper was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Ryukyu Islands, Japan by a kamikaze aircraft attack. U-518 - The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal by USS Carter and USS Neal A. Scott with the loss of all 56 crew. Sunken Ships on April 23th 1941 Kilkis - The Mississippi-class battleship was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft. Lemnos - The barracks ship, a disarmed former Mississippi-class battleship, was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft. 1943 P-39 Tade - The No.31-class patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Yonaguni Island by USS Seawolf. U-189 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by a B-24 bomber of 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 54 crew. U-191 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell by HMS Hesperus with the loss of all 55 crew. U-602 - The Type VIIC submarine was lost on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria with the loss of all 48 crew. 1944 Amagiri - The Fubuki-class destroyer was sunk in the Makassar Strait 50 nautical miles (93 km) south of Balikpapan Borneo by a mine. Thirteen crewmen were killed. Survivors were rescued by the heavy cruiser Aoba and the light cruiser Ōi. 1945 USS Eagle 56 - The Eagle-class patrol craft was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Cape Elizabeth, Maine by U-853 with the loss of 49 of her 62 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Selfridge. U-183 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea by USS Besugo with the loss of 54 of her 55 crew. UJ 2222 - The submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was sunk off Genoa by United States Navy PT Boats. Sunken Ships on April 24th 1941 Simone Schiaffino - The Rosolino Pilo-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Tunisia. 1943 HMS Sahib - The S-class submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Capo di Milazzo, Sicily, Italy by Luftwaffe Ju-88, then attacked by Climene, Gabbiano, and Euterpe. She was scuttled by her crew; all 48 were rescued and taken as prisoners of war, one died of wounds later. U-710 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 49 crew. 1945 Alpino - The Soldati-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa, Italy. USS Frederick C. Davis - Operation Teardrop: The Edsall-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-546 with the loss of 115 of her 209 crew. FR 24 - The Guépard-class destroyer was sunk at Genoa. FR 32 - The Bourrasque-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa. FR 37 - The Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa. Ghibli - The Ciclone-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Genoa. SG 20 - The corvette, a former Generali-class destroyer, was scuttled at Genoa. TA 31 - The torpedo boat, a former Freccia-class destroyer, was scuttled at Genoa. TA 32 - The torpedo boat, the former Yugoslav destroyer Dubrovnik, was scuttled at Genoa. TA 34 - The Le Hardi-class destroyer was scuttled at Genoa. Raised in 1946 and returned to France. She was not repaired and scrapped in 1958. U-108 - The decommissioned Type IXB submarine was scuttled at Stettin, Pomerania. U-546 - Operation Teardrop: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged, hedgehogged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Hayter, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Keith, USS Neunzer, USS Pillsbury and USS Varian with the loss of 26 of her 59 crew. UIT-2 - The submarine was scuttled at Genoa. UIT-3 - The submarine was scuttled at Genoa. UJ 206 - The submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was scuttled at Venice. UJ 2221, UJ 2224, UJ 2227, and UJ 6083 - The submarine chasers, former Gabbiano-class corvettes, were scuttled at Genoa. UJ 2226 - The Ape class submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was scuttle at Monfalcone. Sunken Ships on April 25th 1940 HNoMS Trygg - The Trygg-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in the Romsdalsfjord off Åndalsnes, Norway by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was salvaged by the Germans, repaired and entered Kriegsmarine service as Zick. 1941 Kyzikos - The Kidonia- class torpedo boat was sunk at Salamis by Luftwaffe aircraft. Pergamos - The Kidonia-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Salamis Naval Base, Greece. 1943 U-203 - The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Farewell, Greenland by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 811 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Biter and by HMS Opportune and HMS Pathfinder with the loss of ten of her 48 crew. 1944 T 27 - The torpedo boat was shelled and damaged in the English Channel in a battle with HMS Ashanti, HMS Black Prince, HMCS Haida and HMCS Huron. She was beached at Morlaix, Manche, France on 27 April. T 27 was further damaged in an air attack on 3 May and was torpedoed and sunk by HMMTB 673 on 7 May. T 29 - The torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the English Channel by HMCS Haida with the loss of 62 of her 135 crew. Survivors were rescued by Kriegsmarine Vorpostenboote. TA-23 - The Ciclone-class torpedo boat was damaged by a mine off Capri, Italy. Scuttled by TA-29 when attacked by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats. 1945 Graf Zeppelin - The incomplete Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carrier was scuttled at Stettin, West Pomerania. She was raised and salvaged by the Soviet Union in 1947. Ro-109 - The Ro-100-class submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 165 nautical miles (306 km) south south west of Okino-Daito Jima by USS Horace A. Bass. SG 20 - The escort ship, a former Generali Class torpedo Boat, was scuttled at Oneglia, Liguria, Italy as a blockship. SG 23 - The escort ship was scuttled at Genoa. TA 32 - The radar picket destroyer/torpedo boat was scuttled at Genoa. U-326 - The Type VIIC/41 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay west of Brest, Finistère, France by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 43 crew. UJ 2231 - The submarine chaser, a former Elan-class corvette, was scuttled at Genoa. W-41 - The W-19 class Minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north of Keelung, Formosa by USS Cod. There were 75 survivors, one was rescued by USS Cod as a prisoner of war.
  17. Beats in the chest. In fact, there was a mistake. Thanks.Historynerd.
  18. Need more bells from other countries or more nazi bells. And there will be balance
  19. Sunken Ships on April 20th 1940 HNoMS Stegg - Norwegian Campaign: The Trygg-class torpedo boat was sunk in the Hardangerfjord, Norway by Schiff 221. 1941 Psara - The Freccia-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Saronic Gulf by Luftwaffe aircraft. Vasilefs Georgios - The Vasilefs Georgios-class destroyer was scuttled in the Salamis Naval Base to prevent capture by German forces. Raised, repaired and put in Kriegsmarine service as ZG 3 Hermes. 1944 USS Lansdale - Convoy UGS 38: The Benson-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln Kampfgeschwader 26 and Heinkel He 111 aircraft of I & II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe with the loss of 47 of her 279 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Menges and USS Newell. Ro-45 - The Kaichū type submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands by USS Seahorse. UIT-5 - The submarine was sunk at Monfalcone, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy in an Allied air raid.
  20. Sunken Ships on April 18th 1943 HMS P615 - The Oruç Reis-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-123 with the loss of all 43 crew. HMS Regent - The Rainbow-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Strait of Otranto with the loss of all 63 crew 1944 L-6 - The Leninets-class submarine was sunk in the Black Sea east of Constanta, Romania by UJ-104. USS Gudgeon - The Tambor-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Iwo Jima by a Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" bomber of the 901 Air Group. 1945 I-56 - The Type B1 submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Okinawa by USS Collett, four other destroyers and United States Navy carrier-based aircraft. Sunken Ships on April 19th 1943 Alpino - The Soldati-class destroyer was sunk at La Spezia by British aircraft. 1944 U-974 - The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Karmsund, Norway by Ula with the loss of 42 of her 50 crew. 1945 Aquila - The ex-Italian incomplete aircraft carrier was scuttled at Genoa. U-251 - The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Kattegat by a rocket attack by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 143, 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force with the loss of 39 of her 43 crew. U-548 - The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada by USS Buckley and USS Reuben James with the loss of all 58 crew. U-879 - The Type IX submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Buckley and USS Reuben James. U-548 - The Type IX submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Henry, Virginia, United States by USS Bostwick, USS Coffman, USS Natchez and USS Thomas (DE-102). Various dates are given by different sources; 19, 29 and 30 April. USS Snook - The Gato-class submarine was lost in the South China Sea between 8 and 20 April, cause unknown.
  21. To the list sunk on 17 April 1945 I would add: Boelke - The Karl Meyer class Seaplane Tender was bombed and sunk off the Hel Peninsula by Soviet bombers.
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