List of shipwrecks in August 1942

The list of shipwrecks in August 1942 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during August 1942.

1 AugustEdit

For the foundering of the British cargo ship Lavington Court on this day, see the entry for 19 July 1942.

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Clan Macnaughton   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6,088 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) east of Tobago (11°54′N 54°25′W / 11.900°N 54.417°W / 11.900; -54.417) by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 82 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Bede (  United Kingdom).[1]
Empire Imp   United Kingdom The tug (129 GRT, 1942) capsized and sank at Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire.
F 334   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm (155/220 t, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Iwan Baba by D-3 and SM-3 (both   Soviet Navy). 12 crew were killed and 7 rescued, one later dying of his wounds.[2][3][4][5]
Kentar   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (5,878 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) south east of Barbados (11°52′N 57°30′W / 11.867°N 57.500°W / 11.867; -57.500) by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seventeen of her 79 crew.[6]
Krest'janin   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (2,513 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Mezhdysharskiy Island (71°08′N 52°19′E / 71.133°N 52.317°E / 71.133; 52.317) by U-601 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of the 45 people on board.[7]
Meiwa Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (2,921 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 12 miles (19 km) south south east of Shiriya-saki, Hokkaido (41°12′N 141°36′E / 41.200°N 141.600°E / 41.200; 141.600) by USS Narwhal (  United States Navy).[8]
No. 225   Soviet Navy The MO-2-class patrol vessel (44/50 t, 1936) was lost on this date.[9]
St Simon   Egypt World War II: The sailing ship (85 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north west of Beirut, Lebanon by U-77 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[10]

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Flora II   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,218 GRT, 1909) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south east of Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland (62°45′N 19°07′W / 62.750°N 19.117°W / 62.750; -19.117) by U-254 (  Kriegsmarine). All 30 people on board were rescued by the trawler Juni (  Iceland).[11]
Maldonado   Uruguay World War II: The cargo ship (5,285 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) south south east of Bermuda (28°20′N 63°10′W / 28.333°N 63.167°W / 28.333; -63.167) by U-510 (  Kriegsmarine. All 49 crew survived but her captain was taken prisoner. The survivors were rescued by RMS Capetown Castle (  United Kingdom), a United States Navy ship or reached land in their lifeboats.[12][13]
No. 211   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class guard ship (53/57 t, 1940) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
No. 212   Soviet Navy (Look 03/08/1942)
No. 225   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class guard ship (53/57 t, 1940) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
Molotov   Soviet Navy World War II: The Kirov-class cruiser was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Black Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of 6 Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe. Repairs took until 31 July 1943 to complete.
R-9   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-2 minesweeper (52 t, 1934) was sunk by British aircraft at Bardia.[14]
R-11   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-2 minesweeper (52 t, 1934) was sunk by British aircraft at Bardia.[14]
No. 39   Soviet Navy (Look 03/08/1942)
Tremminard   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,694 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Trinidad (10°40′N 57°07′W / 10.667°N 57.117°W / 10.667; -57.117) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by Rio San Juan (  Argentina).[15]
Zenyo Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Zenyo Maru-class anti-aircraft transport (6,442 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Malacca Strait (05°36′N 99°53′E / 5.600°N 99.883°E / 5.600; 99.883) north of Penang by HNLMS O 23 (  Royal Netherlands Navy). 19 gunners and 6 crewmen killed.[16]

3 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Belgian Soldier   Belgium World War II: Convoy ON 115: The cargo ship (7,167 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-553 (  Kriegsmarine). She then straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk the next day 300 nautical miles (560 km) east of Cape Race Newfoundland (45°52′N 47°13′W / 45.867°N 47.217°W / 45.867; -47.217) by U-607 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 60 crew.[17]
Bombay   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (229 GRT, 1907) was and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland (approximately 62°N 18°W / 62°N 18°W / 62; -18) by U-605 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all thirteen crew.[18]
Dureenbee   Australia World War II: The trawler (233 GRT) was shelled and machine gunned, in the Pacific Ocean off Moruya, New South Wales, Australia by I-175 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) and ran aground after her crew were rescued by another trawler.[19]
HS 1 Schleswig-Holstein   Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship (174 GRT, 1939) was sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Brittany, France by Royal Navy motor gun boats.[2][20]
Lochkatrine   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 115: The cargo ship (9,419 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Race, Newfoundland (45°52′N 46°44′W / 45.867°N 46.733°W / 45.867; -46.733) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of the 90 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Agassiz and HMCS Hamilton (both   Royal Canadian Navy).[21]
Monviso   Italy World War II: The transport ship (5,322 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya by HMS Thorn (  Royal Navy).[2]
No. 39   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper (275 GRT, 1913) was lost on this date.[22]
No. 212   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class submarine chaser (53/57 t, 1940) was sunk on this date.[23]
Naniwa Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship (4,857 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk South Pacific Mandate (7°37′N 150°18′E / 7.617°N 150.300°E / 7.617; 150.300) by USS Gudgeon (  United States Navy). 4 passengers and 27 crew were killed.[24][25]
Tricula   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (6,221 GRT, 1936) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north east of Trinidad (11°35′N 56°51′W / 11.583°N 56.850°W / 11.583; -56.850) by U-108 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 47 of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by Rio San Juan (  Argentina).[26]
U-335   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Faroe Islands by HMS Saracen (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 43 of her 44 crew.
Voikov   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (173 GRT) was sunk at Kerch by German aircraft.[27]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Empire Arnold   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy EF 6: The cargo ship (7,045 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of Trinidad (10°45′N 52°30′W / 10.750°N 52.500°W / 10.750; -52.500) by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 57 crew. Her captain was taken on board U-155 as a prisoner of war, other survivors were rescued by Dalvanger (  Norway).
Havsten   Norway World War II: The tanker (6,161 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (10°25′N 56°00′W / 10.417°N 56.000°W / 10.417; -56.000) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 33 crew. The ship was scuttled two days later (11°18′N 54°45′W / 11.300°N 54.750°W / 11.300; -54.750) by Enrico Tazzoli (  Regia Marina).[28][29]
Richmond Castle   United Kingdom World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship (7,798 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (50°25′N 30°05′W / 50.417°N 30.083°W / 50.417; -30.083) by U-176 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fourteen of her 64 crew. Survivors were rescued by Irish Pine (  Ireland), Hororata (  United Kingdom) and HMS Sunflower (  Royal Navy).[30]
USS Tucker   United States Navy
 
USS Tucker

World War II: The Mahan-class destroyer (1,488/2,103 t, 1936) struck a mine late on 3 August and sinks in the Pacific Ocean off Espiritu Santo with the loss of six of her 158 crew early on 4 August.

U-372   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Haifa, Palestine by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force and by HMS Croome. HMS Sikh, HMS Tetcott and HMS Zulu (all   Royal Navy). All 48 crew survived.[31]
Vincent Comoleyre   France World War II: The fishing vessel (246 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay[32]

5 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arletta   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 115: The tanker (4,870 GRT, 1925) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south west of Cape Race, Newfoundland (44°44′N 55°22′W / 44.733°N 55.367°W / 44.733; -55.367) by U-458 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Menemsha (  United States Navy).[33]
Brasil Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Argentina Maru-class transport (12,752 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west of Truk (09°51′N 150°46′E / 9.850°N 150.767°E / 9.850; 150.767) by USS Greenling (  United States Navy). 57 crewmen and an unknown number of passengers were killed. There were 212 survivors: Choan Maru No. 2 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued 107 survivors on 15 August, Takunan Maru No. 10 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued 52, 52 survivors reach Ono Island on 16 August, and the last one was rescued and captured by Greenling.[34]
Draco   Netherlands World War II: The coaster (389 GRT, 1939) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 325 nautical miles (602 km) east of Barbados (11°05′N 53°30′W / 11.083°N 53.500°W / 11.083; -53.500) by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine). All sixteen crew survived. They were either rescued by Athelbrae (  United Kingdom) or landed in Surinam in their lifeboat.[35]
F 134   Kriegsmarine The Type A Marinefahrprahm (155/220 t, 1941) was sunk on this date. Later salvaged and used as an auxiliary.[3]
Pohjanlahti   Finland Continuation War: The cargo ship (682 GRT) was shelled and sunk by S-7 (  Soviet Navy) northwest of Liepāja, Latvia.[2][36]
Shoju Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (2,022 or 1,991 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Marcus Island by USS Pike (  United States Navy).[37]
Spar   Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (3,616 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°05′N 43°38′W / 53.083°N 43.633°W / 53.083; -43.633) by U-593 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Nasturtium (  Royal Navy) and HMCS Orillia (  Royal Canadian Navy).[38]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Breñas   Norway (Look 07/08/1942)
Ezzet   Egypt World War II: The sailing ship (158 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-77 (  Kriegsmarine).[39]
Mamutu   Australia World War II: The inter-island transport (300 GRT, 1938) was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Papua 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Bramble Bay (09°11′S 144°12′E / 9.183°S 144.200°E / -9.183; 144.200) by Ro-33 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). The submarine machine gunned survivors in the water. 82 passengers, her master, and 31 crewmen killed.[40]
OVR-6   Soviet Navy The minesweeping boat (20 t, 1941) was lost on this date.[41]
Ohio Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport (5,873 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (13°51′N 113°15′E / 13.850°N 113.250°E / 13.850; 113.250) 250 miles east north east of Camranh Bay, French Indochina by USS Tautog (  United States Navy). 38 passengers, 2 guards and 72 crewmen killed.[42]
Palau Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship (4,495 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Truk by USS Greenling (  United States Navy).[2]
Rozewie   Poland World War II: The coaster (766 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°00′N 57°30′W / 11.000°N 57.500°W / 11.000; -57.500) by U-66 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her eighteen crew.[43]
HMS Thorn   Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine (1,090/1,571 t, 1941) was depth-charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Gavdos Island, Greece by Pegaso (  Regia Marina) with the loss of all 61 crew.
U-210   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VII submarine (757/857 t, 1942) was rammed and sunk by HMCS Assiniboine (  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of six of her 43 crew.
U-612   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1942) collided off Gotenhafen, Germany in the Bay of Danzig with U-444 (  Kriegsmarine) and sank with the loss of two of her 45 crew. She was raised, repaired and returned to service as a training boat in May 1943.[44]
UJ 1211 Rau X   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Espoo, Finland.[2]
Wawaloam   United States World War II: The schooner (342 GRT, 1918) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 460 nautical miles (850 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-86 (  Kriegsmarine). All seven crew were rescued by Irish Rose (  Ireland).[45]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arthur W. Sewall   Norway World War II: The tanker (6,030 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°27′N 34°21′W / 8.450°N 34.350°W / 8.450; -34.350) by U-109 (  Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by Athina Livanos (  Greece).[46]
Belgian Soldier   Belgium (Look 03/08/1942)
Breñas   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (2,687 GRT, 1933) was torpedoed, shelled and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (8°38′N 53°45′W / 8.633°N 53.750°W / 8.633; -53.750) by U-108 (  Kriegsmarine). She later sank at 10°20′N 56°10′W / 10.333°N 56.167°W / 10.333; -56.167 with the loss of one of her 34 crew. Survivors were rescued by U-108 and landed at Trinidad, except for her captain, who was taken as a prisoner of war.[47]
Delfshaven   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (5,281 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°24′N 25°37′W / 7.400°N 25.617°W / 7.400; -25.617) by U-572 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 39 crew.[48]
Lise   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship (1,247 GRT, 1920) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Wangeroog, Lower Saxony, Germany.[2]
Marigoula   Greece World War II: The schooner (267 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Proteus (  Royal Navy).[2]
HMS MTB 43   Royal Navy World War II: The White 73'-class motor torpedo boat (37/44 t, 1941) was sunk by Kriegsmarine surface vessels off Dover.[49]
HMS MTB 237   Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72'-class motor torpedo boat (35/43 t, 1942) was sunk by Kriegsmarine surface vessels off Barfleur, France.[50]
Shofuku Maru No.1   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The net tender (891 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands by USS Tambor (  United States Navy).[2][51]
Sperrbrecher 170 Maria S. Müller   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher (1,589 GRT, 1936) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north west of Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium.[2]
Wachtfels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (8,467 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily, Italy by HMS Proteus (  Royal Navy).[52]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Anneberg   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (2,537 GRT, 1902) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-379 (  Kriegsmarine). All 38 crew were rescued by HMCS Battleford (  Royal Canadian Navy), HMS Nasturtium and HMS Primrose (both   Royal Navy).[53]
Bifuku Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (2,635 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands by USS Narwhal (  United States Navy).[2][8]
USS George F. Elliott   United States Navy
 
USS George F. Elliott

World War II: The Heywood-class attack transport (8,378 GRT, 1918) was hit by a Mitsubishi G4M aircraft in Ironbottom Sound, Solomon Islands. She was subsequently scuttled due to damage sustained.

Kaimoku   United States World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (6,367 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-379 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Battleford (  Royal Canadian Navy).[54]
Kashima Maru   Japan World War II: Probably the same "Kano Maru". Beached at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands after suffering severe damage when the submarine USS Grunion (  United States Navy) torpedoed her on 31 July, the 8,572-gross register ton cargo ship was destroyed by a U.S. air attack.[55]
Kelso   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (3,956 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-176 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Battleford (  Royal Canadian Navy).[56]
Firesia   Greece World War II: The schooner (200 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Proteus (  Royal Navy).[2]
Meiyo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport (5,627 GRT, 1940) was torpedoed and sunk 14 nautical miles (26 km) west of Cape St. George, New Britain (04°50′S 152°40′E / 4.833°S 152.667°E / -4.833; 152.667) by USS S-38 (  United States Navy). 342 troops and 31 crew were killed.[57]
Mount Kassion   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (7,914 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-176 (  Kriegsmarine). All 54 crew were rescued by HMS Primrose (  Royal Navy).[58]
Nikkei Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner (5,783 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Kii Channel by USS Silversides (  United States Navy).[59]
Strale   Regia Marina World War II: The Freccia-class destroyer, aground at Ras el Amar since 21 June 1942, was torpedoed and destroyed by the submarine HMS Turbulent (  Royal Navy). (Look 21/06/1942)[60]
Trehata   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (4,817 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (56°30′N 32°14′W / 56.500°N 32.233°W / 56.500; -32.233) by U-176 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by Inger Lise (  Norway).[61]
U-379   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (57°11′N 30°57′W / 57.183°N 30.950°W / 57.183; -30.950) by HMS Dianthus (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 40 of her 45 crew.[62]
V 5103 Taifun   Kriegsmarine (Look 09/08/1942)

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1942
Ship Country Description
USS Astoria   United States Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The New Orleans-class cruiser (9,950/12,411 t, 1934) was shelled and sunk in Ironbottom Sound, Solomon Islands by Japanese cruisers. Wreck located in February 2015.
HMAS Canberra   Royal Australian Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The County-class cruiser (9,850/13,450 t, 1928) was shelled and heavily damaged by Japanese cruisers. She was scuttled by USS Ellet (  United States Navy).
Dalhousie   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,072 GRT, 1940) was captured by Stier (  Kriegsmarine), along with all 37 on board, in the South Atlantic Ocean. She was then scuttled by Stier with torpedoes.[63]
USS Jarvis   United States Navy World War II: The Bagley-class destroyer (1,624/2,245 t, 1937) was torpedoed and damaged by aircraft on 8 August, then bombed, torpedoed and sunk on 9 August in the Solomon Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (09°42′S 158°59′E / 9.700°S 158.983°E / -9.700; 158.983) by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft with the loss of all 233 crew.
HMS ML 301   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch (75/85 t, 1941) was sunk by an explosion at Freeport.[64]
Malmanger   Norway World War II: The tanker (7,078 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°13′N 26°30′W / 7.217°N 26.500°W / 7.217; -26.500) by U-130 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 34 crew. Two survivors were taken on board U-130 as prisoners of war, the rest reached land in their lifeboats.[65][66]
Mendanau   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (6,047 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (4°45′N 18°00′W / 4.750°N 18.000°W / 4.750; -18.000) by U-752 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 69 of her 85 crew. Three survivors were taken on board U-752 as prisoners of war.[67]
USS Quincy   United States Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The New Orleans-class cruiser (10,136/12,463 t, 1936) was shelled and sunk in Ironbottom Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by Japanese cruisers, with the loss of 370 of her 807 crew.
Radchurch   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (3,701 or 3,547 GRT, 1910) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (56°15′N 32°00′W / 56.250°N 32.000°W / 56.250; -32.000) by U-176 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Battleford (  Royal Canadian Navy).[68]
San Emiliano   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (8,071 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) west of Trinidad (7°22′N 54°08′W / 7.367°N 54.133°W / 7.367; -54.133) by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Army ship.[69]
Sigyn   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (4,528 GRT, 1920) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands.[2]
Stenso   Soviet Union The cargo ship was wrecked in Lake Ladoga. No casualties.[70]
V 5103 Taifun   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot (168 or 149 GRT, 1917) was on this date.[71][72]
USS Vincennes   United States Navy World War II: Battle of Savo Island: The New Orleans-class cruiser (10,136/12,463 t, 1937) was shelled, torpedoed and sunk in Ironbottom Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by Japanese cruisers, with the loss of 332 of her 952 crew.

10 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Cape Race   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (3,807 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°45′N 22°50′W / 56.750°N 22.833°W / 56.750; -22.833) by U-660 (  Kriegsmarine). All 63 people on board were rescued by HMS Dianthus and HMS Nasturtium (both   Royal Navy).[73]
Condylis   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (4,439 GRT, 1914) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°00′N 22°30′W / 57.000°N 22.500°W / 57.000; -22.500) by U-438 and U-660 (both   Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 36 crew.[74]
Dnestr   Soviet Navy The auxiliary gunboat (840 t, 1928) was sunk by the Luftwaffe at Temryuk in the Azov Sea.[75][76]
Empire Birch   United Kingdom World War II: The steam tug (245 GRT, 1941) struck a mine in the Indian Ocean along the coast of Portuguese East Africa 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Lourenço Marques (24°45′S 34°47′E / 24.750°S 34.783°E / -24.750; 34.783) and was beached and abandoned. She then slid off the beach and sank in deep water.
Empire Reindeer   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (6,259 or 6,631 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°00′N 22°30′W / 57.000°N 22.500°W / 57.000; -22.500) by U-660 (  Kriegsmarine). All 65 crew were rescued by HMS Dianthus and HMS Nasturtium (both   Royal Navy).[77][78]
F 133   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was sunk in the Sea of Azov off Yeisk (other sources say she was surrendered in 1944).[79]
Kako   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Furutaka-class cruiser (9,150/11,295 t, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Simbari Island, New Ireland (02°28′S 152°11′E / 2.467°S 152.183°E / -2.467; 152.183) by USS S-44 (  United States Navy) while returning to base from the Battle of Savo Island with the loss of 34 of her 616 crew.[80]
Kharouf   Palestine World War II: The sailing ship (158 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-77 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[81]
Medon   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,444 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Pará, Brazil by Reginaldo Giuliani (  Regia Marina). Sixteen survivors were rescued by Reedpool (  United Kingdom).[82]
Oregon   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 94: The cargo ship (6,008 GRT, 1920) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged by U-660 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 42 crew. Survivors abandoned ship and were rescued by HMS Dianthus and HMS Nasturtium (both   Royal Navy). Oregon was later torpedoed and sunk by U-438 (  Kriegsmarine).[83]
Unidentified German landing craft   Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry (possibly SF 119 or SF 123) (130/170 t, 1942) was mined in the Sea of Azov off Jeisk.[79][84]
Scire   Regia Marina World War II: The Adua-class submarine (686/843 t, 1938) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 5 miles (8.0 km) off Haifa, Palestine (33°00′N 34°00′E / 33.000°N 34.000°E / 33.000; 34.000) by HMS Islay (  Royal Navy).[85]
Sevastopol   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner (1,339 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tuapse by S 102 (  Kriegsmarine). 924 crew and passengers killed. 130 crew and passengers rescued.[2]
Strabo   Netherlands World War II: The coaster (383 GRT, 1937) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of Georgetown, Saint Vincent (7°29′N 54°05′W / 7.483°N 54.083°W / 7.483; -54.083) by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine). All thirteen crew survived.[86]
Vivian P. Smith   United Kingdom World War II: The schooner (130 GRT, 1915) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) east of the Turks and Caicos Islands (21°50′N 68°40′W / 21.833°N 68.667°W / 21.833; -68.667) by U-600 (  Kriegsmarine). All 11 crew survived.[87]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Eagle   Royal Navy
 
HMS Eagle

World War II: Operation Pedestal: The aircraft carrier (21,850/27,940 t, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 72 nautical miles (133 km) south of Cape Salinas, Majorca, Spain (38°03′00″N 3°1′12″E / 38.05000°N 3.02000°E / 38.05000; 3.02000) by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 131 of her 791 crew.

Empire Hope   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy WS 21: The refrigerated cargo liner (12,668 GRT, 1941) was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Galeta Island, Algeria by Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. The crew abandoned the burning ship and were rescued by HMS Penn (  Royal Navy). The ship was torpedoed and further damaged the next day by Bronzo (  Regia Marina). She was declared a hazard to shipping and was scuttled by HMS Bramham (  Royal Navy).[77]
Kuban   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in a Luftwaffe air raid on Novorossiysk.[2]
Marie Jo   United States The 28-gross register ton, 44.8-foot (13.7 m) fishing vessel sank in Mill Bay (57°49′30″N 152°20′30″W / 57.82500°N 152.34167°W / 57.82500; -152.34167 (Mill Bay)) on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[88]
Mirlo   Norway World War II: The tanker (7,455 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 870 nautical miles (1,610 km) off Freetown, Sierra Leone (6°04′N 25°53′W / 6.067°N 25.883°W / 6.067; -25.883) by U-130 (  Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by HMS Banff, HMS Boreas and HMT Canna (all   Royal Navy).[89]
Shch-405   Soviet Navy (Look 13/06/1942)
Vimiera   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (5,728 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) south west of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (10°03′N 28°55′W / 10.050°N 28.917°W / 10.050; -28.917) by U-109 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 44 crew. The captain was taken on board U-109 as a prisoner of war. Other survivors were rescued by HMS Crocus (  Royal Navy) Siranger (  Norway) and Sylvia de Larrinaga (  United Kingdom).[90]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Anapa   Soviet Union World War II: The tugboat (238 GRT) was sunk in Kerch Strait by German aircraft.[27]
Boltenhagen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (3,335 GRT, 1912) was torpedoed and sunk in Flekkefjord, Norway by HMS Sturgeon (  Royal Navy).[52]
HMS Cairo   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Pedestal: The C-class cruiser (4,124/5,210 t, 1919) was torpeded and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bizerta, Algeria by Axum (  Regia Marina) with the loss of 23 crew.
Cobalto   Regia Marina World War II: Operation Pedestal: The Acciaio-class submarine (697/850 t, 1942) was depth charged by HMS Ithuriel and HMS Pathfinder (both   Royal Navy). Rammed and sunk by Ithuriel in the Mediterranean Sea (37°39′N 10°00′E / 37.650°N 10.000°E / 37.650; 10.000) .[91]
Dagabur   Regia Marina World War II: Operation Pedestal: The Adua-class submarine (680/848 t, 1937) was rammed and sunk by HMS Wolverine (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea (37°18′N 1°58′E / 37.300°N 1.967°E / 37.300; 1.967) off Algiers.[92]
Deucalion   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship (7,516 GRT, 1930) was bombed and damaged by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe in the Mediterranean Sea. HMS Bramham (  Royal Navy) rescued survivors and scuttled the ship.[2][93]
HMS Foresight   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Pedestal: The F-class destroyer (1,405/1,940 t, 1935) was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (37°40′N 10°00′W / 37.667°N 10.000°W / 37.667; -10.000) by a Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of 132 Gruppo, Regia Aeronautica. She was scuttled by HMS Tartar (  Royal Navy) on 13 August.[2][94]
Georg L. M. Russ   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (2,980 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in Norwegian waters by HMS Unshaken (  Royal Navy).[52]
Manzanillo   Cuba World War II: Special Convoy 12: The cargo ship (1,025 GRT, 1915) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico south of Key West, Florida (24°20′N 81°50′W / 24.333°N 81.833°W / 24.333; -81.833) in 10 Fathoms of water by U-508 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 crew.[95][96]
Ogaden   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (4,553 GRT, 1905) was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Porpoise (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean en route from Benghazi to Tobruk in Libya.[97]
Ohio   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The tanker (9,514 or 9,263 GRT, 1940) was torpedoed and damaged by Axum (  Regia Marina), further damaged by many near misses, plus hit by a crashing Junkers Ju 87 and had a Junkers Ju 88 skip off the water and onto the deck, plus at least one bomb hit. She was towed into Grand Harbour, Malta on 15 August where her cargo was unloaded. She then split in two and sank in shallow water. Used for storage and as a barracks. Refloated and scuttled 10 miles off shore on 19 September 1946.[98]
Santiago de Cuba   Cuba World War II: Special Convoy 12: The cargo ship (1,685 GRT, 1908) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico south of Key West, Florida (24°20′N 81°50′W / 24.333°N 81.833°W / 24.333; -81.833) in 10 Fathoms of water by U-508 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 29 crew.[99][100]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Almeria Lykes   United States World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship (7,773 GRT, 1940) was bombed and damaged by German aircraft and later torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Tunisia (36°40′N 11°35′E / 36.667°N 11.583°E / 36.667; 11.583) by German E-boats. Survivors were rescued by HMS Eskimo and HMS Somali (  Royal Navy).[101]
Bolzano   Regia Marina World War II: The Trento-class cruiser (10,890/13,665 t, 1933) was torpedoed and damaged by HMS Unbroken (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea. She was beached on the island of Panarea. Refloated in September and towed to Naples.[102]
Clan Ferguson   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship (7,347 GRT, 1938) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by enemy action with the loss of 32 of the 85 people on board.[52]
Cripple Creek   United States World War II: The cargo ship (6,347 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) off Sierra Leone (4°55′N 18°30′W / 4.917°N 18.500°W / 4.917; -18.500) by U-752 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 52 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS St. Winstan (  Royal Navy) on 16 August.[103]
Delmundo   United States World War II: Convoy TAW 12: The Design 1022 cargo ship (5,032 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) south of Cape Maysi, Cuba (19°55′N 73°49′W / 19.917°N 73.817°W / 19.917; -73.817) by U-600 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 3 passengers and 5 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Churchill (  Royal Navy).[104]
Dorset   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship (10,624 GRT, 1934) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by German aircraft.[105]
Everelza   Latvia World War II: Convoy TAW 12: The cargo ship (4,520 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) south of Cape Maysi (19°55′N 73°49′W / 19.917°N 73.817°W / 19.917; -73.817) by U-600 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by the convoy's escorts.[106]
Glenorchy   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship (8,982 GRT, 1939) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by MS-31 (  Regia Marina) with the loss of nine of her seventeen crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[107]
HMS Manchester   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Pedestal: The Town-class cruiser (9,394/11,930 t, 1938) was torpedoed and disabled by MS boats MS-16 and MS-22 (both   Regia Marina) and then scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Kelibia, Tunisia (36°50′N 11°10′E / 36.833°N 11.167°E / 36.833; 11.167).[2][108]
Medea   Netherlands World War II: Convoy WAT 13: The cargo ship (1,311 GRT, 1916) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (19°54′N 74°16′W / 19.900°N 74.267°W / 19.900; -74.267) by U-658 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Navy vessel.[109]
R. M. Parker Jr.   United States World War II: The tanker (6,779 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Isles Dernieres, Louisiana (28°50′N 90°42′W / 28.833°N 90.700°W / 28.833; -90.700) by U-170 (  Kriegsmarine). All 44 crew were rescued by USC&GS Pioneer (  United States).[110]
Santa Elisa   United States World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship (8,379 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 miles off Cape Bon, Tunisia (36°48′N 11°23′E / 36.800°N 11.383°E / 36.800; 11.383 by MAS 564 (  Regia Marina). Four Royal Army gunners killed.[111]
Waimarama   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cargo ship (12,843 GRT, 1938) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by enemy action with the loss of 93 of the 95 people on board.[52]
Wairangi   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Pedestal: The cable ship (12,436 GRT, 1935) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by S-36 and S-30 (both   Kriegsmarine) and MAS 554 and MAS 557 (both   Regia Marina). Survivors were rescued by HMS Eskimo and HMS Somali (both   Royal Navy).[112]

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arabistan   United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner (5,874 GRT, 1929) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 miles east of Aracuju, Brazil by Michel (  Kriegsmarine). 65 crewmen killed. Two of her crew are madeprisoners of war and eventually turned over to the Japanese.[113]
Empire Corporal   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 12J: The tanker (6,972 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (21°45′N 76°10′W / 21.750°N 76.167°W / 21.750; -76.167) U-598 (  Kriegsmarine with the loss of six of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PT-498 (  United States Navy).
Hachigen Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (3,113 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[114]
Michael Jebsen   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 12J: The cargo ship (2,323 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north west of Barlovento Point, Cuba (21°45′N 76°10′W / 21.750°N 76.167°W / 21.750; -76.167) by U-598 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Navy patrol boat.[115]
USS S-39   United States Navy The S-class submarine (854/1,062 t, 1923) ran aground on a reef in the Coral Sea south of Rossel Island, Louisiade Archipelago. Her crew were rescued by Katoomba (  Royal Australian Navy) on 16 August.[116]
Sylvia de Larrinaga   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,218 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°49′N 33°35′W / 10.817°N 33.583°W / 10.817; -33.583) by Reginaldo Giuliani (  Regia Marina).[90]
V 1807 Wagram   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot (317 GRT, 1906) was lost on this date.[71]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Balladier   United States World War II: Convoy SC 95: The cargo ship (3,279 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 550 nautical miles (1,020 km) south east of Iceland (55°23′N 24°32′W / 55.383°N 24.533°W / 55.383; -24.533) by U-705 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of thirteen of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by Norluna (  United States).[117]
Chervona Ukraina   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (288 GRT) was sunk at Sukham by German aircraft. Two crew killed.[27]
Lerici   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (6,070 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed by HMS Porpoise (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea 120 miles (190 km) north of Ras Amir, Libya. She sank the next day.[118]
M 97   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine (206/256 t, 1939) was depth charged and sunk in the Gulf of Finland (59°50′N 24°30′E / 59.833°N 24.500°E / 59.833; 24.500) by VMV 5 (  Merivoimat).[119]
No. 210   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class submarine chaser (53/57 t, 1941) was sunk on this date.[23]
R-89   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper (125/135 t, 1941) was sunk by British aircraft off Alesund.[120]
R-106   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper (125/135 t, 1942) was sunk by Soviet Ilyushin Il-4 aircraft in the Gulf of Finland.[120][121]
Record   Soviet Union World War II: The tugboat was sunk at Sukham by German aircraft. Five crew were killed.[27]
S-1   Croatian Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was mined in the Sea of Azov off Yeisk.[79]
Shturman   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner (196 GRT) was sunk at Temryuk by German aircraft.[27]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Annibal Benévolo   Brazil World War II: The cargo liner (1,905 GRT, 1905) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) off the mouth of the Real River (11°41′S 37°21′W / 11.683°S 37.350°W / -11.683; -37.350) by U-507 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 150 of the 154 people on board.
Araraquara   Brazil World War II: The refrigerated cargo liner (4,872 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) off the mouth of the Real River (12°00′S 37°19′W / 12.000°S 37.317°W / -12.000; -37.317) by U-507 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 131 of the 142 people on board.[122]
Baependy   Brazil World War II: The troopship (4,801 GRT, 1899) was torpedoed and sunk 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Aracaju (11°50′S 37°00′W / 11.833°S 37.000°W / -11.833; -37.000) by U-507 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 270 of the 306 people on board.[123]
Daniel   Palestine World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-77 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[124]
Helen   Finland World War II: The cargo ship (1,849 GRT, 1899) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea north east of Rügen, Germany.[2]
R-183   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper (110/126 t, 1942) was rammed and sunk in the English Channel off Calais, France by HMMGB 330 (  Royal Navy),[2]
Unidentified German landing craft   Luftwaffe The Siebel ferry (possibly SF 119 or SF 123) (130/170 t, 1942) was lost in the Sea of Azov off Mariupol.[79][84]
Sperrbrecher 60 Elster   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher (1,136 GRT, 1922) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands.[2]
Suecia   Sweden World War II: Convoy SC 95: The cargo ship (4,966 GRT, 1912) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°43′N 25°58′W / 55.717°N 25.967°W / 55.717; -25.967) by U-596 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 38 crew.[125]

17 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arará   Brazil World War II: The cargo ship (1,075 GRT, 1907) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) off the São Paulo Lighthouse, Bahia, Brazil (13°20′S 38°49′W / 13.333°S 38.817°W / -13.333; -38.817) by U-507 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 36 crew.[126]
Ausonia   Italy World War II: The schooner (218 GRT) was shelled and sunk by HMS Safari (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean off Orosei, Sardinia.[2][127]
Eifuku Maru No. 3 GO   Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard ship (122 GRT, 1938) was lost on this date.[128]
Fort La Reine   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PG 6: The Fort ship (7,133 GRT, 1942), on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and sunk in the Windward Passage west of Haiti (18°08′N 75°20′W / 18.133°N 75.333°W / 18.133; -75.333) by U-658 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Pimpernel (  Royal Navy) and a United States Navy patrol boat.[129][130]
Itagiba   Brazil World War II: The cargo liner (2,169 GRT, 1913) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) off the São Paulo Lighthouse (13°20′S 38°40′W / 13.333°S 38.667°W / -13.333; -38.667) by U-507 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of the 181 people on board.[131]
Jericho   United States The 14-gross register ton, 39.1-foot (11.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire 0.5 nautical miles (0.9 km; 0.6 mi) west of the entrance to Hawk Inlet (58°05′30″N 134°46′30″W / 58.09167°N 134.77500°W / 58.09167; -134.77500 (Hawk Inlet)) in Southeast Alaska.[132]
Komiles, Komsomolec, P4 and Sh-500   Soviet Union World War II: The tugs Komiles (136 GRT, 1915) and Komsomolec (220 GRT, 1866) and the barges P4 (500 GRT) and Sh-500 (500 GRT) were sunk in the Pechora Sea near Matveev Island by U-209 (  Kriegsmarine). There were 305 dead from those aboard the four ships and only 23 survivors, who were rescued by the tug Nord (  Soviet Union) and the minesweepers T-54 and T-62 (both   Soviet Navy).[133][134][135][136]
Louisiana   Brazil World War II: The tanker (8,587 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 300 nautical miles (560 km) north east of Cayenne, French Guiana by U-108 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew and 8 gunners.[137]
Nino Bixio   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (7,137 GRT, 1941), carrying about 3,200 British prisoners of war, was torpedoed by the submarine HMS Turbulent (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea off Greece. She was towed to Pylos Greece, and beached. She later was towed to Venice, Italy, and sunk there as a blockship.
Princess Marguerite   Canada World War II: The troopship (5,875 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Port Said, Egypt (32°03′N 32°47′E / 32.050°N 32.783°E / 32.050; 32.783) by U-83 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 49 of the 1,123 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hero and HMS Kelvin (both   Royal Navy).[138]
Samir   Egypt World War II: Convoy PG 6: The cargo ship (3,702 GRT, 1909) was torpedoed and sunk in the Windward Passage west of Haiti (18°30′N 75°20′W / 18.500°N 75.333°W / 18.500; -75.333) by U-658 (  Kriegsmarine).[139]
Triton   Norway World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship (6,607 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Azores, Portugal (39°31′N 22°43′W / 39.517°N 22.717°W / 39.517; -22.717) by U-566 (  Kriegsmarine). All 44 people on board were rescued by Baron Dunmore (  United Kingdom).[140][141]
Wuri   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (7,164 or 7,368 GRT, 1940) struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat off Aalborg, Denmark.[2]

18 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arabistan   United Kingdom (Look 14/08/1942)
Balingkar   Netherlands World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship (6,318 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (41°34′N 19°49′W / 41.567°N 19.817°W / 41.567; -19.817) by U-214 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 93 crew.[142]
Blankaholm   Sweden World War II: Convoy TAW 3: The cargo ship (2,845 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) west of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (19°41′N 76°50′W / 19.683°N 76.833°W / 19.683; -76.833) by U-553 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 28 crew.[143]
C.F. Liljevalch   Sweden World War II: The ore carrier (5,492 or 5,513 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Västervik by L 3 (  Soviet Navy). There were 33 dead and 7 survivors.[144][145]
Empire Bede   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 13: The cargo ship (6,959 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea (19°41′N 76°50′W / 19.683°N 76.833°W / 19.683; -76.833) by U-553 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 45 crew. She was scuttled by gunfire from HMS Pimpernel (  Royal Navy).
Hatarana   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship (7,522 GRT, 1917) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (41°07′N 20°32′W / 41.117°N 20.533°W / 41.117; -20.533) by U-214 (  Kriegsmarine). All 108 crew were rescued by Corabella (  United Kingdom) and HMS Pentstemon (  Royal Navy), which scuttled Hatarana.[146]
John Hancock   United States World War II: Convoy TAW 13: The Liberty ship (7,176 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) west of Guantanamo Bay (19°41′N 76°50′W / 19.683°N 76.833°W / 19.683; -76.833) by U-553 (  Kriegsmarine). All 49 crew were rescued by a Royal Navy corvette.[147][148]
HMS MTB 43   Royal Navy World War II: The White 73'-class motor torpedo boat (37/44 t, 1941) was shelled and sunk by Kriegsmarine surface craft off Gravelines, France.[149]
HMS MTB 218   Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 70'-class motor torpedo boat (32/37 t, 1941) struck a mine and sank in Dover Strait.[150]
Perseo   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (4,857 or 5,225 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Safari (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Carbonara, 15 miles south of Serpentara, Sardinia.[127][151]
Rosolino Pilo   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (8,326 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Pantellaria by HMS United (  Royal Navy).[152]
V 406 Hans Loh   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot (464 GRT, 1936) struck a submarine-laid mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay, west of Lacanau, France (45°02′N 1°33′W / 45.033°N 1.550°W / 45.033; -1.550).[153][154]

19 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS BPC 2   Royal Navy The landing craft tank was lost. (See "LCF(L) 2")[155]
HMS Berkeley   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The Hunt-class destroyer (1,000/1,450 t, 1940) was bombed by Lt. Leopold Wenger of 10./JG 2 in a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, then torpedoed and sunk by the destroyer HMS Albrighton (  Royal Navy)[156] During a 19 August air attack, she was hit by two bombs dropped from Focke-Wulf Fw 190s,[157] in the English Channel off Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France, with the loss of 15 of her 146 crew and an unknown number of embarked Canadian soldiers.[158]
British Consul   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW (S): The tanker (6,940 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Port of Spain, Trinidad, at 11°58′N 62°38′W / 11.967°N 62.633°W / 11.967; -62.633 by the submarine U-564 with the loss of two of the 42 people on board. Survivors were rescued by the corvette HMS Clarkia (  Royal Navy).
City of Manila   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 118: The cargo ship (7,452 GRT, 1916) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain, at 43°21′N 18°20′W / 43.350°N 18.333°W / 43.350; -18.333 by the submarine U-406 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 96 crew. Her survivors abandoned ship, but some of them late reboarded her. City of Manila later broke in two and sank. All 95 survivors were rescued by the steamer Empire Voice (  United Kingdom) and the trawler HMT Gorleston (  Royal Navy).[159]
Cressington Court   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,971 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Belém, Brazil, at 7°58′N 46°00′W / 7.967°N 46.000°W / 7.967; -46.000 by the submarine U-510 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by the steamer Woensdrecht (  Netherlands).[160]
Empire Cloud   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW (S): The cargo ship (5,969 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea northeast of Trinidad by the submarine U-564 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 54 crew. She sank at 10°54′N 62°10′W / 10.900°N 62.167°W / 10.900; -62.167 on 21 August while under tow.
Franz   Kriegsmarine World War II: Dieppe Raid: Convoy 2437: The armed tanker (159 GRT, 1928) was heavily damaged by gunfire by motor Launch HMS ML 346 (  Royal Navy) off Dieppe and was beached.[161]
Jacyra   Brazil World War II: The barque (89 GRT) was stopped in the South Atlantic off Itacaré (14°30′S 38°40′W / 14.500°S 38.667°W / -14.500; -38.667) by the submarine German submarine U-507 (  Kriegsmarine) and sunk by explosive charges after her six crew had been ordered into a lifeboat.[162][163]
Juneta   United States The 14-gross register ton, 41.6-foot (12.7 m) fishing vessel was lost after colliding with the motor vessel Rolph (  United States) in Blank Inlet (55°16′N 131°09′W / 55.267°N 131.150°W / 55.267; -131.150 (Blank Inlet)) in Southeast Alaska.[132]
HMS LCA 37   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France.[164]
HMS LCA 52   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 92   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 94   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 97   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 102   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 192   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 209   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 214   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 215   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 237   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 247   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 251   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 284   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 314   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCA 317   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCM 56   Royal Navy The landing craft mechanized (21/35 t, 194?) was lost.[165]
HMS LCS(M) 9,   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft support (mortar) (9/11 t, 1942) was lost at Dieppe.[164]
HMS LCF(L) 2   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The anti-aircraft fire support LCT 2-class landing craft tank (369/515 t, 1942) was wrecked at Dieppe.[166][167]
HMS LCP(L) 81   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft, personnel (large) (6/8 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[168]
HMS LCP(L) 157   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft, personnel (large) (6/8 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[168]
HMS LCP(L) 164   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft, personnel (large) (6/8 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[168]
HMS LCP(L) 174   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft, personnel (large) (6/8 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[168]
HMS LCP(L) 210   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft, personnel (large) (6/8 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[168]
HMS LCP(L) 212   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The landing craft, personnel (large) (6/8 t, 194?) was lost at Dieppe.[168]
HMS LCT 121   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 2-class landing craft tank (296/460 t, 1941) was wrecked and abandoned at Dieppe.[169][167]
HMS LCT 124   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 2-class landing craft tank (296/460 t, 1941) was wrecked and abandoned at Dieppe. Either LCT 124 or LCT 145 (see below) was salvaged and put in German service as Dieppe (  Kriegsmarine).[170][167]
HMS LCT 126   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 2-class landing craft tank (296/460 t, 1941) was wrecked and abandoned at Dieppe.[171][167]
HMS LCT 145   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 2-class landing craft tank (296/460 t, 1941) was wrecked and abandoned at Dieppe. Either LCT 124 (see above) or LCT 145 was salvaged and put in German service as Dieppe (  Kriegsmarine).[172][167]
HMS LCT 159   Royal Navy World War II: Dieppe Raid: The LCT 2-class landing craft tank (296/460 t, 1941) was sunk at Dieppe.[173][167]
No. 574   Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Black Sea by the minesweepers R-36, R-37, and R-166 (all   Kriegsmarine).[174]
No. 578   Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Black Sea by the minesweepers R-36, R-37, and R-166 (all   Kriegsmarine).[174]
Sea Gull D   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing ship (75 GRT) was damaged by gunfire in the Caribbean Sea at 11°38′N 67°42′W / 11.633°N 67.700°W / 11.633; -67.700 by the submarine U-217 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 74 people on board. The damaged ship rendezvoused with the steamer Kassos (   Switzerland) which rescued the survivors and salvaged the cargo. Sea Gull D was abandoned and left to sink.[175]
UJ-1404 Franken   Kriegsmarine World War II: Dieppe Raid: Convoy 2437: The auxiliary submarine chaser (435 or 422 or 446 GRT, 1937) was heavily damaged by gunfire by LCF(L)s and rammed by the motor gunboat HMS MGB 338 (  Royal Navy) off Dieppe and was abandoned. The blazing wreck was shelled and sunk by HMS Brocklesby (  Royal Navy) (49°56′N 1°4′E / 49.933°N 1.067°E / 49.933; 1.067). Brocklesby rescued 25 crewmen. There were 19 dead.[176][177][178]
West Celina   United States World War II: Convoy TAW (S): The Design 1013 cargo ship (5,722 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 95 nautical miles (176 km) northeast of Isla Margarita, Venezuela, at 11°45′N 62°30′W / 11.750°N 62.500°W / 11.750; -62.500 by the submarine U-162 (  Kriegsmarine) with no loss of her 39 crew or the four members of the convoy commodore's staff, but the convoy commodore was killed. Survivors were rescued by the steamer Maracaibo (  Venezuela).[179]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Nord   Soviet Union World War II: The harbor icebreaker was scuttled at Temryuk by the Red Army.[27]
SF 334   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry (130/170 t, 1942) was lost on this date.[180]
Skagerrak   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayer (1,281 GRT, 1939) was sunk as a target.[181]
U-464   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XIV submarine (1,661/1,901 t, 1942) was depth charged and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy Squadron VP-73 with the loss of two of her 54 crew. She was scuttled by her crew, who were rescued by the trawler Skaftfellingur (  Iceland) and later transferred to HMS Castleton and HMS Newark (both   Royal Navy) as prisoners of war.
V 312 Hanseat   Kriegsmarine The Vosportenboot (306 or 340 GRT, 1926) was sunk on this date.[182]
Voykov   Soviet Navy The guard ship (173 GRT, 1883) was lost on this date.[183]

21 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Burlak   Soviet Navy The auxiliary gunboat (? GRT, 1885) was scuttled by her crew off Temryuk, in the Azov Sea.[75][184]
City of Wellington   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,733 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (7°29′N 14°40′W / 7.483°N 14.667°W / 7.483; -14.667) by U-506 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Velox (  Royal Navy).[185]
USS Lakatoi   United States Navy The auxiliary transport, a coastal freighter (341 GRT), capsized and sank in a storm in the Pacific Ocean off New Caledonia. One crewman killed. The survivors sailed to New Caledonia, landing 5 miles (8.0 km) from Pam Head.[186]
Shinsei Maru No. 6   Japan World War II: The cargo liner (4,928 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Ponape, Caroline Islands by USS Tambor (  United States Navy).[51]
Seikai Maru   Japan (Look 24/08/1942)
Ural   Soviet Navy The auxiliary gunboat (? GRT, 1897) was sunk on this date.[75]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1942
Ship Country Description
USS Blue   United States Navy World War II: Battle of Guadalcanal: The Bagley-class destroyer (1,624/2,245 t, 1937) was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Guadalcanal by Kawakaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of nine of her 158 crew. She was scuttled the next day.
Chaika   Soviet Union World War II: The motor boat (80 GRT, 1933) was captured and scuttled in the Matochkin Strait by U-456 (  Kriegsmarine).[187]
Generale Antonio Cantore   Regia Marina World War II: The Generale Antonio Cantore-class torpedo boat (635/890 t, 1921) struck a mine and sank north-east of Bomba, Libya. The mine was one of a number laid 17 days previously by HMS Porpoise (  Royal Navy).[188]
Hammaren   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (3,220 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (13°00′S 38°15′W / 13.000°S 38.250°W / -13.000; -38.250) by U-507 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 31 crew.[189]
USS Ingraham   United States Navy The Gleaves-class destroyer (1,838/2,572 t, 1941) collided in the Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia, Canada, with USS Chemung (  United States Navy and sank with the loss of 197 of her 208 crew.
Tatsuho Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No.152: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (25°52′N 121°29′E / 25.867°N 121.483°E / 25.867; 121.483) north of Formosa by USS Haddock (  United States Navy). 26 passengers and 12 crew killed.[190]
U-458   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south east of Pantelleria, Italy (36°25′N 12°39′E / 36.417°N 12.650°E / 36.417; 12.650) by HMS Easton (  Royal Navy) and Pindos (  Hellenic Navy) with the loss of eight of her 47 crew.[191]
U-654   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north of Colón, Panama by a B-18 aircraft of the 45th Bombardment Squadron, United States Army Air Forces with the loss of all 44 crew.[192]

23 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Ankara   Nazi Germany World War II: The scow (100 or 111 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk by M-36 (  Soviet Navy) off Odessa (44°49′N 30°12′E / 44.817°N 30.200°E / 44.817; 30.200).[193][194]
Bug   Soviet Navy The auxiliary gunboat (840 t, 1927) was scuttled by her crew in the Azov Sea after running out of ammunition.[75][195]
Don   Soviet Navy The auxiliary gunboat (840 t, 1928) was scuttled by her crew at Temryuk, in the Azov Sea after running out of ammunition.[75][196]
Hamla   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,416 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Freetown, Sierra Leone (5°30′N 15°00′W / 5.500°N 15.000°W / 5.500; -15.000) by U-506 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.[197]
M 3206 Neubau   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Scheldt.[2]
Shturman   Soviet Navy The guard ship (196 GRT, 1869) was lost on this date.[198]

24 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Burya   Soviet Navy World War II: The Uragan-class guard ship (409/568 t, 1936) was sunk by mines in the Baltic near Suursaari.[199]
Kijbyshev   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (2,332 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Kara Sea north west of Dikson Island (73°52′N 77°40′E / 73.867°N 77.667°E / 73.867; 77.667) by U-601 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[200]
M-33   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine (206/256 t, 1940) was sunk by a mine of a flanking barrage laid by the minelayers Amiral Murgescu and Dacia (  Royal Romanian Navy).[201]
HMS ML 103   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile A motor launch sunk by a mine in Dover Strait.[202]
Medvezhonok   Soviet Union World War II: The harbour tug (50 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Kara Sea (73°52′N 77°40′E / 73.867°N 77.667°E / 73.867; 77.667) by U-601 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[203]
Moena   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (9,286 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°25′N 57°15′W / 13.417°N 57.250°W / 13.417; -57.250) by U-162 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 87 crew. Survivors were rescued by Cromarty (  United Kingdom).[204]
Nathaniel Bacon   United States The Liberty ship collided with Esso Belgium (flag unknown) at New York and was beached. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[205]
Otowasan Maru   Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Manila, Philippines by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[2]
Peter von Danzig   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (860 GRT, 1916) struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat.[206]
Ryūjō   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Eastern Solomons: The aircraft carrier (10,400/13,650 t, 1933) was bombed, torpedoed and sunk by aircraft from USS Saratoga (  United States Navy) with the loss of 120 of her 924 crew.
Seikai Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (3,114 or 3,109 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kinkasan by USS Guardfish (  United States Navy).[207]
T-204 Fugas   Soviet Navy World War II: The Fugas-class minesweeper (428/445 t, 1936) was sunk by mines in the Baltic Sea near Suursaari.[199]
Tourcoing   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (5,798 GRT, 1924) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde, Germany.[208]

25 AugustEdit

For the scuttling of Sperrbrecher 14 Brockenheim on this day, see the entry for 22 June 1942.
List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Abbekerk   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (7,906 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°05′N 30°50′W / 52.083°N 30.833°W / 52.083; -30.833) by U-604 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 64 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Wallflower (  Royal Navy).[209]
Amakura   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy WAT 15: The cargo ship (1,987 GRT, 1924) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) south east of Port Morant, Jamaica (17°46′N 75°52′W / 17.767°N 75.867°W / 17.767; -75.867) by U-558 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of thirteen of her 44 crew.[210]
Aleksandr Sibiryakov   Soviet Navy World War II: Operation Wunderland: The icebreaker (1,348 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Kara Sea off Russky Island by Admiral Scheer (  Kriegsmarine). 79 killed, 19 taken as prisoners of war, and 1 rescued by Soviets.[70]
B D Co. No. 4   United States The 38-ton, 49-foot (14.9 m) wooden scow was stranded and lost at Iron Creek in Norton Sound, Territory of Alaska. The wreck report does not specify at which of several places of the name the wreck took place.[211]
Cuba Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Cuba Maru-class transport (5,950 GRT, 1926) ran aground on a reef in dense fog (46°23′N 143°37′E / 46.383°N 143.617°E / 46.383; 143.617) 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi) east of Kita-Shiretoko-Mishchi in the Sea of Okhotsk. The vessel broke in two during a typhoon on 28 August, and sank on 29 August.[212]
Empire Breeze   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 122: The cargo ship (7,457 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-176 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 49 crew. She sank on or after 27 August. Survivors were rescued by Irish Willow (  Ireland).
Franz Bohmke   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[2]
Harmonides   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,237 or 5,288 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean east of One and a Half Degree Channel (1°47′N 77°27′E / 1.783°N 77.450°E / 1.783; 77.450) by I-165 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). 2 gunners and 12 crewmen killed.[213]
Katvaldis   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 122: The cargo ship (3,163 or 3,206 GRT, 1907) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (48°55′N 35°10′W / 48.917°N 35.167°W / 48.917; -35.167) by U-605 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).[214]
Kinryu Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Eastern Solomons: The transport (9,309 GRT, 1938) was bombed and sunk 40 miles northeast of Santa Isabel Island (07°47′S 160°13′E / 7.783°S 160.217°E / -7.783; 160.217) by US Navy aircraft. Survivors rescued by Mutsuki, Yayoi, PB-01, and PB-02 (all   Imperial Japanese Navy). She is scuttled with a torpedo launched by Mutsuki while the destroyer is sinking.[215]
Mutsuki   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Eastern Solomons: The Mutsuki-class destroyer (1,315/1,772 t, 1926) was bombed and sunk 40 miles north east of Santa Isabel Island (07°47′S 160°13′E / 7.783°S 160.217°E / -7.783; 160.217) by four US Army B-17s while assisting Kinryu Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy). She scuttled Kinryu Maru and is in turn scuttled by Yayoi (  Imperial Japanese Navy). 41 crew killed and 11 wounded.[216]
Senyo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The gunboat (2,904 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Formosa by USS Growler (  United States Navy).[217]
Sheaf Mount   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 122: The cargo ship (5,017 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell (48°55′N 35°10′W / 48.917°N 35.167°W / 48.917; -35.167) by U-605 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).[218]
Showa Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (1,349 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[114]
Stad Amsterdam   Netherlands World War II: Convoy WAT 15: The cargo ship (3,780 GRT, 1920) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (16°39′N 73°15′W / 16.650°N 73.250°W / 16.650; -73.250) by U-164 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 38 crew.[219]
Trolla   Norway World War II: Convoy ON 122: The cargo ship (1,598 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°55′N 35°10′W / 48.917°N 35.167°W / 48.917; -35.167) by U-438 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 22 crew. Survivors were rescued by Potentilla (  Royal Norwegian Navy).[220][221]
Ulm   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer (3,071 GRT, 1927) was shelled, torpedoed and sunk in the White Sea south east of Bear Island, Norway by HMS Marne, HMS Martin, and HMS Onslaught (all   Royal Navy). 132 crewmen killed. The R.N. Destroyers rescued 60 survivors.[222]
Viking Star   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6,445 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) south south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (6°00′N 14°00′W / 6.000°N 14.000°W / 6.000; -14.000) by U-130 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 61 crew.[223]

26 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Beechwood   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,897 GRT, 1940) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Monrovia, Liberia (5°30′N 14°04′W / 5.500°N 14.067°W / 5.500; -14.067) by U-130 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 44 people on board. The captain was taken on board U-130 as a prisoner of war. The rest of the survivors were rescued by RFA Fortol (  Royal Fleet Auxiliary).[224]
Deznev   Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Dikson: The guard ship was shelled, damaged and beached to prevent sinking at Dikson by Admiral Scheer (  Kriegsmarine).[70][225]
Empire Kumari   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy LW 38: The cargo ship (6,288 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (31°58′N 34°21′E / 31.967°N 34.350°E / 31.967; 34.350) by U-375 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 92 crew. She was beached at Haifa, Palestine but subsequently sank. The wreck was scrapped in June 1952.[77][226]
Nankai Maru   Japan World War II, Battle of Milne Bay: Royal Australian Air Force aircraft sank the transport at the eastern end of Milne Bay at the eastern end of New Guinea with several hundred Imperial Japanese Army infantrymen aboard. About 300 of the infantrymen were killed.[227]
Shch-208   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine (590/708 t, 1937) was sunk by a mine of a flaking barrage, probably laid by the minelayers Amiral Murgescu and Dacia (  Royal Romanian Navy).[228]
Teinshum Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (2,251 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Formosa Straits by USS Haddock (  United States Navy).[229]
RFA Thelma   Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The cargo ship (8,297 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°20′N 58°10′W / 13.333°N 58.167°W / 13.333; -58.167) by U-162 with the loss of two of the 33 people on board. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy ship.[230]
UJ-1216 Star XXI   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser (298 GRT, 1935) was sunk near Vikalla reef in the Gulf of Finland by TK-152 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of 22 lives.[2][231][232]
Seven unidentified landing barges   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II, Battle of Milne Bay: Royal Australian Air Force aircraft forced the landing barges to strand themselves on the coast of Goodenough Island in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands off the eastern end of New Guinea. About 350 Japanese personnel aboard the barges were left stranded on Goodenough Island.[227]

27 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Chatham   United States World War II: Convoy SG 6F: The passenger ship (5,649 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Belle Isle Strait (51°53′N 55°48′W / 51.883°N 55.800°W / 51.883; -55.800) by U-517 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 7 passengers and 7 crewmen of the 562 people on board. Survivors were rescued by USS Bernadou (  United States Navy), USCGC Mojave (  United States Navy) and HMCS Trail (  Royal Canadian Navy) or reached shore in their lifeboats.[233]
Clan Macwhirter   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 119: The cargo ship (5,941 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (35°45′N 18°45′W / 35.750°N 18.750°W / 35.750; -18.750) by U-156 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 86 crew. Survivors were rescued by Pedro Nunes (  Portuguese Navy).
Cobra   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayer (2,131 GRT, 1926) was sunk at Schiedam, the Netherlands, by aircraft.[234]
Deilpi   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (1,527 GRT) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Spada, Crete by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
Else   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship (1,360 GRT, 1900) struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat off Samsø.[2]
Esso Aruba   United States World War II: Convoy TAW 15: The tanker (8,773 GRT, 1931) was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) south of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (18°09′N 74°38′W / 18.150°N 74.633°W / 18.150; -74.633) by U-511 (  Kriegsmarine). She was beached the next day at Guantanamo Bay. Later repaired, returned to service in February 1943.[235]
Istria   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,416 GRT, 1921) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Spada, Crete by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
Manfredo Campiero   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,463 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, west of the Antikithera Channel in position 35°41'N, 23°01'Eby HMS Umbra (  Royal Navy).[236]
Paolina   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (4,894 GRT, 1911) struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Algeria.[2]
Raeter   Kriegsmarine The coaster (225 GRT, 1900) ran aground at Hustadvika, Norway. Salvage attempts were abandoned on 3 September and she was declared a total loss.[237]
Rotterdam   Netherlands World War II: Convoy TAW 15: The tanker (8,968 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) south of Guantanamo Bay (18°09′N 74°38′W / 18.150°N 74.633°W / 18.150; -74.633) by U-511 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS SC-522 (  United States Navy).[238]
San Fabian   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAW 15: The tanker (13,031 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) south south east of Guantanamo Bay (18°09′N 74°38′W / 18.150°N 74.633°W / 18.150; -74.633) by U-511 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Lea and USS PC-38 (both   United States Navy).[239]
Tokai Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner (8,365 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Guam by USS Snapper (  United States Navy).[240]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1942
Ship Country Description
Arlyn   United States World War II: Convoy SG 6: The cargo ship (3,304 GRT, 1919) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Belle Isle Strait (51°44′N 55°40′W / 51.733°N 55.667°W / 51.733; -55.667) by U-165 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 54 crew. She was abandoned by survivors, who were rescued by Harjurand (  Panama) or reached land in their lifeboat. Arlyn was sunk later that day by U-517 (  Kriegsmarine).[241]
Asagiri   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Fubuki-class destroyer (2,057/2,420 t, 1930) was bombed and sunk near of Santa Isabel Island (08°00′S 160°10′E / 8.000°S 160.167°E / -8.000; 160.167) by US Marine Corps SBD Dauntlesss from Henderson Field. 60 troops and 62 crew killed. 135 troops and 135 crew rescued by Amagiri (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[242]
City of Cardiff   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 119: The cargo ship (5,661 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Lisbon, Portugal (40°20′N 16°02′W / 40.333°N 16.033°W / 40.333; -16.033) by U-566 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 84 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Rochester (  Royal Navy).[243]
Laramie   United States World War II: The tanker (7,252 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-165 (  Kriegsmarine). She was then torpedoed and sunk by U-517 (  Kriegsmarine).[2]
Smardan   Kingdom of Romania World War II: The tug was sunk by a mine in the Danube River Estuary.[244]
U-94   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1940) was depth charged, rammed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (17°40′N 74°30′W / 17.667°N 74.500°W / 17.667; -74.500 by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy and HMCS Oakville (  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of nineteen of her 45 crew.
Zuiderkerk   Netherlands World War II: Convoy SL 119: The cargo ship (8,424 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Lisbon (40°20′N 16°02′W / 40.333°N 16.033°W / 40.333; -16.033) by U-566 (  Kriegsmarine). The ship was scuttled the next day by HMS Erne, whilst HMS Leith (both   Royal Navy) rescued the 68 crew.[245]

29 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Eridge   Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer (1,050/1,580 t, 1941) was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off El Daba, Egypt by MTSM-228 (  Regia Marina). She was towed to Alexandria by HMS Aldenham (  Royal Navy) where she was declared a constructive total loss. HMS Eridge served as a depot ship for the rest of the war and was scrapped in 1946.
I-123   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The I-121-class submarine (1,142/1,768 t, 1928) was depth charged and sunk in the Solomon Sea (09°21′S 160°43′E / 9.350°S 160.717°E / -9.350; 160.717) by USS Gamble (  United States Navy). Lost with all 71 hands.[246]
John Cadwalader   United Kingdom World War II: The coastal steamer (1,478 GRT, 1926) requisitioned by the War Shipping Administration and transferred to the U.K. under lend lease burned at pier while loading in Philadelphia. (  United Kingdom).[247][248]
M 3606 Oceaan VI   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium in an Allied air raid. (Look 17/09/1943)[2]
Malaita   Australia World War II: Battle of Milne Bay: The cargo ship (3,310 GRT) was torpedoed and damaged by Ro-33 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). She was later scuttled by HMAS Arunta (  Royal Australian Navy).[2]
Ro-33   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Milne Bay: The Ro-33-class submarine (940/1,200 t, 1935) was depth charged and sunk in the Coral Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (09°36′S 147°06′E / 9.600°S 147.100°E / -9.600; 147.100) by HMAS Arunta (  Royal Australian Navy). Lost with all 70 hands.[40]
Topa Topa   United States World War II: The cargo ship (5,356 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) north of Cayenne, French Guiana (10°16′N 51°30′W / 10.267°N 51.500°W / 10.267; -51.500) by U-66 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of the 60 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Clan Macinnes (  United Kingdom).[249]

30 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1942
Ship Country Description
USS Casco   United States Navy World War II: The Barnegat-class seaplane tender was torpedoed and damaged in Nazan Bay, Alaska by RO-61 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of five crew. She was beached, but was refloated on 12 September. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
USS Colhoun   United States Navy World War II: The high speed transport, a former Wickes-class destroyer (1,315/1,793 t, 1918), was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (9°24′S 160°01′E / 9.400°S 160.017°E / -9.400; 160.017) by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 51 of her 100 crew.
Jack Carnes   United States World War II: The tanker (10,907 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (45°35′N 28°02′W / 45.583°N 28.033°W / 45.583; -28.033) by U-705 (  Kriegsmarine), She was torpedoed and sunk the next day at 41°35′N 29°01′W / 41.583°N 29.017°W / 41.583; -29.017 by U-516 (  Kriegsmarine) with no loss during the sinking. Survivors sail off in two lifeboats, one with 4 gunners and 24 crewmen reach the Azores on 5 September, the other lifeboat is never seen again containing 10 gunners and 28 crewmen.[250]
Jan Tomp   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (1,988 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Sochi by S 28 and S 102 (  Kriegsmarine). Five crew killed. 37 crew rescued.[27]
Monstella   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,311 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed by Rorqual (  Royal Navy) and beached at Corfu, Greece. Scrapped post-war.[251]
Nichiryo Maru   Japan World War II: The 2,700-ton cargo ship was sunk by U.S. aircraft in the Bering Sea approximately 140 nautical miles (260 km; 160 mi) west-northwest of Attu Island.[252]
No. 059   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class submarine chaser (53/57 t, 1940) was sunk on this date.[23]
Sanandrea   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,077 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Santa Maria di Leuca, Apulia by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2]
Sir Huon   Panama World War II: The cargo ship (6,049 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°52′N 54°00′W / 10.867°N 54.000°W / 10.867; -54.000) by U-66 (  Kriegsmarine). All 46 crew were rescued by Tambour (  Panama) and 13 de Diciembre (  Argentina).[253]
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