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List of shipwrecks in August 1943

The list of shipwrecks in August 1943 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during August 1943.

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Bagé   Brazil World War II: Convoy TJ 2: The cargo liner was ordered to leave the convoy because she was making excessive smoke. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Sergipe (11°29′S 36°58′W / 11.483°S 36.967°W / -11.483; -36.967) by U-185 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of the 134 people aboard.[1]
Mangkalihat   Netherlands World War II: Convoy BC 2: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Indian Ocean (25°06′S 34°14′E / 25.100°S 34.233°E / -25.100; 34.233) by U-198 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of the 104 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Freesia (  Royal Navy). Mangkalihat was taken in tow, but foundered on 4 August at 25°44′S 33°32′E / 25.733°S 33.533°E / -25.733; 33.533.[2]
Mogamigawa Maru   Japan World War II: The aircraft ferry was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Pogy (  United States Navy).[3][4]
Normandiet   Denmark The cargo ship collided with Maasburg (  Netherlands) in the Elbe, She broke in two and sank. The wreck was dispersed in 1948.[5]
USS PT-117   United States Navy World War II: The Elco 80' PT boat was beached and abandoned after being bombed by Japanese dive bombers in Rendova Harbour (08°24′S 157°19′E / 8.400°S 157.317°E / -8.400; 157.317).[6]
USS PT-164   United States Navy World War II: The Elco 80' PT boat was bombed and sunk by Japanese horizontal bombers in Rendova Harbor, Soloman Islands (08°25′S 157°20′E / 8.417°S 157.333°E / -8.417; 157.333).[7]
S-12   Soviet Navy World War II: The S-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea north of Naissaay Island.[3][8]
U-383   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (47°24′N 12°10′W / 47.400°N 12.167°W / 47.400; -12.167) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew.
U-454   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay north west of Cape Ortegal, Spain (45°36′N 10°32′W / 45.600°N 10.533°W / 45.600; -10.533) by a Short Sunderland aircraft on 10 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force with the loss of 32 of her 46 crew.[9]

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Fortuna   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands by Royal Air Force aircraft. Six crew were killed.[3][10]
No. 112   Imperial Japanese Navy The TM 4-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[11]
No. 113   Imperial Japanese Navy The TM 4-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[11]
USS PT-109   United States Navy World War II: The Elco 80' PT boat was rammed, cut in half, and sunk in Blackett Strait (08°03′S 156°58′E / 8.050°S 156.967°E / -8.050; 156.967) by the destroyer Amagiri (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Two crewmen were killed.[12]
Pierre   Germany World War II: The lighter was sunk by a mine in the Black Sea.[13]
Romagna   Italy World War II: The tanker hit a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cagliari. There were 14 dead and 11 survivors.[14][15]
U-106   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXB submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Ortegal, Spain (46°35′N 11°55′W / 46.583°N 11.917°W / 46.583; -11.917) by Short Sunderland aircraft of 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force with the loss of 22 of her 58 crew.
V 420 Alcyon   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/Vosportenboot was sunk off the Gironde estuary by Royal Air Force aircraft. Two crew were killed.[16][17]
V 1108 Arctur   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands by Royal Air Force aircraft. 13 crew were killed.[3][10]

3 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Argento   Regia Marina World War II: The Acciaio-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°52′N 12°08′E / 36.867°N 12.133°E / 36.867; 12.133) by the destroyer USS Buck (  United States Navy) with the loss of four of her 49 crew. The survivors were taken aboard Buck as prisoners of war.[18]
Città di Catania   Italy World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by the submarine HMS Unruffled (  Royal Navy).[3]
City of Oran   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy CB 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Indian Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) northeast of Memba Bay, Portuguese East Africa (13°45′S 41°16′E / 13.750°S 41.267°E / -13.750; 41.267), by the submarine U-196 (  Kriegsmarine). All 86 crew were rescued by HMS Masterful (  Royal Navy), which scuttled the vessel.[19]
F 430   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[20]
Kaisho Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Borneo by the submarine USS Finback (  United States Navy).[3]
Priliv DK-5   Soviet Navy World War II: The guard ship was sunk off Cape Set-Novoloc by German aircraft.[21]
Tyee Scout   United States During a voyage to Cape Spencer in Southeast Alaska, the 23-gross register ton, 49.8-foot (15.2 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the coast of the Territory of Alaska at latitude 58 00 20 North.[22]
U-335   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea northeast of the Faroe Islands (62°48′N 0°12′W / 62.800°N 0.200°W / 62.800; -0.200) by the submarine HMS Saracen (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 43 of her 44 crew.[23]
U-572   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Trinidad (11°35′N 54°05′W / 11.583°N 54.083°W / 11.583; -54.083) by a United States Navy Martin PBM Mariner flying boat with the loss of all 47 crew.[24]
U-706   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay northwest of Cape Ortegal, Spain (46°15′N 10°25′W / 46.250°N 10.417°W / 46.250; -10.417) by a Royal Canadian Air Force Handley Page Hampden aircraft of 415 Squadron and a United States Navy Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator aircraft with the loss of 42 of her 46 crew.[25]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1943
Ship Country Description
HMS Arrow   Royal Navy The A-class destroyer was set on fire and severely damaged by the explosion of Fort La Montee (  United Kingdom) at Algiers. Although she was towed to Taranto, Apulia, Italy for repairs, she was subsequently declared a constructive total loss and was scrapped in 1949. 28 crew were killed and 8 more died of wounds in the next days.[26]
Catania   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was heavily damaged during an American air raid on Naples. She was scuttled by the Germans on 15 September.
Dalfram   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar (20°53′S 56°43′E / 20.883°S 56.717°E / -20.883; 56.717) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 43 crew.[27]
Fort La Montee   United Kingdom The ammunition cargo of the Fort ship caught fire, and she exploded and sank at Algiers, Algeria. 17 crew and 5 armed gunners were killed, 2 crew and 1 armed gunner died of their wounds in the following days. There were also many casualties aboard HMS Arrow and in the port.[26][28]
Harrison Gray Otis   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk at Gibraltar by an Italian limpet mine. She was scrapped in 1949.[29]
Kembu Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed in the Pacific Ocean by USS Seadragon (  United States Navy).[30] She was damaged, but survived the attack.
Lombardia   Italy World War II: The passenger ship was sunk during an American air raid on Naples.[3]
Sant' Agata   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk during an American air raid on Naples.[3]
SAT-1 Ost   Kriegsmarine World War II: The heavy gun carrier was sunk in the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft or by a mine. 28 crew were lost.[3][17]
Stanridge   United Kingdom World War II: The ship was sunk at Gibraltar by an Italian limpet mine.[31]
Thorshøvdi   Norway World War II: The tanker was damaged at Gibraltar by an Italian limpet mine. She was declared a total loss on 9 April 1945.[31]
U-489   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XIV submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Iceland (61°11′N 14°38′W / 61.183°N 14.633°W / 61.183; -14.633) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 423 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of one of her 54 crew.[32]
Wickenburgh   Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground off Lagos, Nigeria. She was abandoned on 14 January 1944.[33]

5 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Efthalia Mari   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (24°21′S 48°55′E / 24.350°S 48.917°E / -24.350; 48.917) by U-177 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 43 crew.[34]
Gazella   Regia Marina World War II: The corvette struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea north of Asinara, Sardinia. 79 crew were killed, 36 survived.[3][15]
Majakovski   Soviet Union World War II: The boat struck a mine and sank in the Kara Sea (68°40′N 51°51′E / 68.667°N 51.850°E / 68.667; 51.850).[35]
Pallade   Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat capsized and sank during an American air raid on Naples.[3]
USS Plymouth   United States Navy World War II: The gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) east of Elizabeth City, New Jersey (36°17′N 74°29′W / 36.283°N 74.483°W / 36.283; -74.483) by U-566 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 70 of her 155 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Calypso (  United States Navy).[36]
HMT Red Gauntlet   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex by S-86 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 21 crew.[37]
Shoju Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off the coast of Formosa by USS Pike (  United States Navy).[30]
U-34   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIA submarine collided with Lech (  Kriegsmarine) at Memel, Lithuania and sank with the loss of four of her 43 crew. She was raised on 24 August and later scrapped.

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Arashi   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Vella Gulf: The Kagerō-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in Vella Gulf between Kolombangara and Vella Lavella (07°50′S 156°55′E / 7.833°S 156.917°E / -7.833; 156.917) by the destroyers USS Craven, USS Dunlap and USS Maury (all   United States Navy).
Fort Halkett   United Kingdom World War II: The Fort ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) south east of Natal, Brazil (9°30′S 25°50′W / 9.500°S 25.833°W / -9.500; -25.833) by U-185 (  Kriegsmarine). All 59 crew survived; they were rescued by the destroyer USS Goldsborough (  United States Navy) or reached land in their lifeboats.[38][39]
Brindisi   Regia Marina World War II: The patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by the submarine HMS Uproar (  Royal Navy).[3]
Hagikaze   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Vella Gulf: The Kagerō-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in Vella Gulf between Kolombangara and Vella Lavella (07°50′S 156°55′E / 7.833°S 156.917°E / -7.833; 156.917) by the destroyers USS Craven, USS Dunlap and USS Maury (all   United States Navy).
Kawakaze   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Vella Gulf: The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in Vella Gulf between Kolombangara and Vella Lavella (07°50′S 156°55′E / 7.833°S 156.917°E / -7.833; 156.917) by the destroyers USS Craven, USS Dunlap and USS Maury (all   United States Navy).
Macumba   Australia World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at 11°30′S 134°40′E / 11.500°S 134.667°E / -11.500; 134.667 by Japanese aircraft.[40]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Contractor   United States World War II: Convoy GTX 5: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) south west of Sardinia, Italy (37°15′N 7°21′E / 37.250°N 7.350°E / 37.250; 7.350) by U-371 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 83 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS BYMS-2011, HMS BYMS-2014, HMS BYMS-2024 and HMS BYMS-2209 (all   Royal Navy).[41]
F 398   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[42]
F 440   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[42]
Fernhill   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°58′N 19°15′W / 6.967°N 19.250°W / 6.967; -19.250) by U-757 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 44 crew. One survivor was taken aboard U-757 as a prisoner of war. The other survivors were rescued by Idaho (  United States).[43][44]
Mary Ellen   United States The 15-gross register ton, 38.9-foot (11.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Icy Point in Southeast Alaska.[45]
Nantaise   France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea by HMS Rorqual (  Royal Navy).[3]
PiLB 59   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was lost on this date.[46]
SF 86   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[47]
U-84   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°55′N 68°03′W / 27.917°N 68.050°W / 27.917; -68.050) by a Consolidated PB4Y Liberator aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 46 crew.
U-117   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XB submarine was sunk in the North Atlantic by depth charges and torpedoes dropped by a Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft from USS Card (  United States Navy). All 62 crew were killed.
U-615   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (12°38′N 65°15′W / 12.633°N 65.250°W / 12.633; -65.250) by six Martin PBM Mariner and a Lockheed Ventura aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of four of her 47 crew.[48]
Umvuma   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean south east of Port Louis, Mauritius (20°18′S 57°14′E / 20.300°S 57.233°E / -20.300; 57.233) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of the 111 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Maurice (  United Kingdom).[49]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1943
Ship Country Description
F 412   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[42]
F 618   Kriegsmarine The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[42]
Freccia   Regia Marina World War II: The Freccia-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea at Genoa by Royal Air Force aircraft. Her crew lost 6 killed and 50 wounded.[3][15]
Gyoraitei 112   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Lae, New Guinea by North American B-25 Mitchell and Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
Gyoraitei 113   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Lae by North American B-25 Mitchell and Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
HMMGB 64   Royal Navy The BPB 70'-class motor gunboat foundered in Dover Strait.[50]
Naruto Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The ammunition ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of the Bonin Islands (24°03′N 142°45′E / 24.050°N 142.750°E / 24.050; 142.750) by USS Whale (  United States Navy). 30 killed, and 300 rescued by Asanagi (  Imperial Japanese Navy) .[51]
USS PT-113   United States Navy The Elco 80' PT boat was beached and abandoned after running aground on Veale Reef (09°12′S 146°29′E / 9.200°S 146.483°E / -9.200; 146.483) near Tufi, New Guinea.[52]
Petrash   Soviet Union World War II: The tug was sunk in the Black Sea by S-52 and S-72 (both   Kriegsmarine).[53]
Tozan Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary transport (a.k.a. Tangshan Maru) ran aground west of Erimo-Misaki (41°57′N 143°12′E / 41.950°N 143.200°E / 41.950; 143.200). Attempts to refloat were unsuccessful. She sank on 20 August with part of her bridge above water.[54]

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1943
Ship Country Description
USS LCT-311   United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank sank off Bizerte, Tunisia, after being shelled previously off Sicily.[55]
USS LST-318   United States Navy World War II: The LST-1-class tank landing ship was damaged by dive bombers off the north shore of Sicily (38°04′N 14°30′E / 38.067°N 14.500°E / 38.067; 14.500). She was beached and abandoned on 10 August.[56]
M 5602 Cuckuck   Kriegsmarine The naval drifter/minesweeper collided with U-212 (  Kriegsmarine) and sank south of Kristiansand, Norway.[3]
Sekko Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Formosa by USS Sculpin (  United States Navy).[57]
U-664   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (40°12′N 37°29′W / 40.200°N 37.483°W / 40.200; -37.483) by two Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft based on USS Card (  United States Navy) with the loss of seven of her 51 crew.[58][59]
Vincenzo Gioberti   Regia Marina World War II: The Oriani-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Spezia by HMS Simoom (  Royal Navy).[3]

10 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Asmara   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Unshaken (  Royal Navy).[3]
Boy Federsen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged by Ilyushin Il-4 aircraft and sinks the next day.[60]
Wakanoura Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Hokkaido by USS Salmon (  United States Navy).[61]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Jutoku Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft in the Pacific Ocean north east of Lorengau, Manus Island (01°11′S 148°08′E / 1.183°S 148.133°E / -1.183; 148.133).[62]
No. 95   Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk in the Black Sea by German motor torpedo boats.[63][53]
PiLB 101   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was lost on this date.[46]
S 121   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk in the English Channel in a British air attack.[3][64]
U-468   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Bathurst, Gambia (12°20′N 20°07′W / 12.333°N 20.117°W / 12.333; -20.117) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 200 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 44 of her 51 crew.
U-525   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged, torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (40°12′N 37°29′W / 40.200°N 37.483°W / 40.200; -37.483) by Grumman TBF Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Card (  United States Navy) with the loss of all 54 crew.[58][65]
U-604   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (4°30′S 21°20′W / 4.500°S 21.333°W / -4.500; -21.333) by a PB4Y aircraft and a PV-1 aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of 14 of her 45 crew. She was consequently scuttled due to damage received (05°00′S 20°00′W / 5.000°S 20.000°W / -5.000; -20.000). Survivors rescued by U-185 (  Kriegsmarine), and she passed on some to U-172 (  Kriegsmarine). Fourteen crewmen were killed when U-185 was sunk later and it is not clear if the total loss was 14 or 28 crewmen.[66]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Clan Macarthur   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) east of Farafangana, Madagascar (23°00′S 53°11′E / 23.000°S 53.183°E / -23.000; 53.183) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 53 of the 130 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Savorgnan de Brazza (  Free French Naval Forces).[67]
F 435   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date. Salvaged and put in Italian service as MTC-1103 (  Marina Militare) in May 1950.[42]
I-O-60   Kriegsmarine The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[68]
HSwMS Illern   Swedish Navy The submarine collided with Birkaland (  Sweden) in the Kalmar Strait, Baltic Sea and sank with the loss of one crew member.[69][70]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Argus   Germany The cargo ship was sunk by the explosion of her cargo of ammunition at Hamnbukt, Porsanger, Norway.[71][72]
Edo Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Formosa by USS Sunfish (  United States Navy).[73]
Francis W. Pettygrove   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (36°08′N 2°14′W / 36.133°N 2.233°W / 36.133; -2.233) by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was towed to Gibraltar and beached but was declared a constructive total loss.[74]
USS John Penn   United States Navy World War II: The John Penn-class attack transport was torpedoed and sunk off Guadalcanal by Japanese aircraft.[75]
MT-2   Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was sunk by a mine in the Black Sea.[76]
PiLB 61   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was lost on this date.[46]
R-6   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-2 minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Civitavecchia by Royal Air Force aircraft.[3][77]
StuBo 1090   Kriegsmarine The StuBo42 type landing craft/motor launch was sunk on this date.[78]
Verma   Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine laid the same day by HNoMS MTB 623 (  Royal Norwegian Navy) near Selje, Norway, and sank.[79]

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Fulda   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was lost on this date.[47]
M. H. de Young   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean (21°50′S 175°10′E / 21.833°S 175.167°E / -21.833; 175.167) by I-19 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). She consequently became the hulk USS Antelope.[80]
SF 148   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[47]
SF 242   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[47]
HMS Saracen   Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Bastia, Corsica, France by Euterpe and Minerva (both   Regia Marina) with the loss of four of her 50 crew. She was scuttled to prevent capture. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[37]
PiLB 316   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[81]
USS YC-970   United States Navy The non-self-propelled covered lighter was lost in Puget Sound, Washington.[82]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Cesco   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea by HMS Unruly (  Royal Navy) east of Brindisi, Italy.[83]
F 462   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[42]
HMS LST-414   Royal Navy World War II: The landing ship tank was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunis, Tunisia by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMS MTB 665   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk off Messina, Sicily, Italy, by shore based artillery.[84]
PiLB 67   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was lost on this date.[46]
PiLB 211   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[81]
Ryokai Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Sea of Okhotsk by USS Wahoo (  United States Navy). She was sunk by a coup de grâce from USS Plunger (  United States Navy) on 22 August.[3][85]
SAT West   Kriegsmarine World War II: The ship was sunk in the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft.[3]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Empire Kestrel   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algeria (37°10′N 4°35′E / 37.167°N 4.583°E / 37.167; 4.583) by Luftwaffe aircraft.
F 607   Kriegsmarine The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[42]
SF 161   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[47]
SF 262   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[47]
T-105   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date[86]
Uisko   Finnish Navy World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft.[3]

17 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Empire Stanley   United Kingdom World War II: The CAM ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean south east of Cap Sainte Marie, Madagascar (27°08′S 48°15′E / 27.133°S 48.250°E / -27.133; 48.250) by U-197 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by Socotra (  United Kingdom) and HMS Thyme (  Royal Navy).[87][88]
USS LCI(L)-1   United States Navy World War II: The LCI-1-class landing craft infantry was bombed and sunk in Lac de Bizerte, Tunisia (37°13′N 09°51′E / 37.217°N 9.850°E / 37.217; 9.850).[89]
PiLB 57   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was lost on this date.[46]
PiLB 59   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was lost on this date.[46]

18 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1943
Ship Country Description
BK-123 Geroy Sovetskogo Soyuza Parshin
and BK-133 Geroy Sovetskogo Soyuza Odintsov
  Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 16/Project 1125 armored motor gunboats were shelled and sunk in the Sea of Azov by MAL-1 and MAL-2 (both   Kriegsmarine). Four crewmen were captured.[53][90]
Cha-5   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Vella Lavella by USS Chevalier, USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon and USS Taylor (all   United States Navy).[3]
Cha-12   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Vella Lavella by USS Chevalier, USS Nicholas, USS O'Bannon and USS Taylor (all   United States Navy).[3]
J. Pinckney Henderson   United States World War II: Convoy HX 252: The Liberty ship collided in the Atlantic Ocean with J. H. Senior (  Panama) and caught fire. J. Pinckney Henderson was towed to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada where she was beached. The ship, which was on her maiden voyage was a total loss. J. H. Senior was towed to Bay Bulls, Newfoundland where she was also declared a total loss. There were three survivors from J. Pinckney Henderson and six from J. H. Senior.[91][92]
HMS LCT 301   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT 3-class landing craft tank was lost when HMS LCT 416 (  Royal Navy) exploded and sank at Tripoli, Libya.[93]
HMS LCT 416   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT 3-class landing craft tank exploded and sank at Tripoli, Libya.[94]
USS LST-396   United States Navy The LST-1-class landing ship tank was sunk by an accidental explosion at New Georgia, Solomon Islands (08°18′S 156°55′E / 8.300°S 156.917°E / -8.300; 156.917).[95]
No. 42   Soviet Navy The auxiliary river guard ship was lost on this date.[96]
SKA-211 Tayfin   Soviet Navy World War II: The naval drifter/patrol ship was damaged by German aircraft in Motovka Bay and beached.[97]
SKA-222 Nokuyev   Soviet Navy World War II: The naval drifter/patrol ship was sunk by German aircraft in Motovka Bay.[97]
StuBo 1083   Kriegsmarine The StuBo42 type landing craft/motor launch was sunk on this date.[78]
U-403   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°42′N 17°36′W / 13.700°N 17.600°W / 13.700; -17.600) by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 344 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 49 crew.[98]

19 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Amoy Maru   Japan The cargo ship became stranded off Dalian, China (38°52′N 122°20′E / 38.867°N 122.333°E / 38.867; 122.333) and was a total loss.[99]
CHa-109   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ardjoeno-class submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk off the east coast of Celebes (03°01′S 125°50′E / 3.017°S 125.833°E / -3.017; 125.833) by USS Finback (  United States Navy).[100]
F 437   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date. Salvaged and put in Italian service as MTC-1104 (  Marina Militare) in May 1950.[42]
I-17   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The B1 type submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Noumea by HMNZS Tui (  Royal New Zealand Navy) and Vought OS2U Kingfisher aircraft of the United States Navy.
I-O-87   Kriegsmarine The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[68]
No. 9   Soviet Navy The auxiliary river guard ship was lost on this date.[96]
PiLB 212   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[81]
PiLB 214   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[81]
PiLB 315   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[81]
Santos   Norway World War II: Convoy HX 252: The cargo ship was in collision with Theodore Dwight Weld (  United States) in the Atlantic Ocean and sank with the loss of two of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Narcissus (  Royal Navy).[92][101]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Chosa Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Malacca Strait (05°09′N 100°10′E / 5.150°N 100.167°E / 5.150; 100.167) by HNLMS O 24 (  Royal Netherlands Navy). Five crew were killed.[102]
El Sayeda   Egypt World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon by U-596 (  Kriegsmarine).[103]
Fusei Mari   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[104]
Hainburg   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off the Kuban coast by M-111 (  Soviet Navy). She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Inari Maru   Japan World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Wahoo (  United States Navy).[3]
R-84   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was machine gunned and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by British aircraft.[3][105]
Khosa Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean by HNLMS O 24 (  Royal Netherlands Navy).[3]
Seitai Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk by USS Plunger (  United States Navy).[85]
Seizan Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Seizan Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south east of Tulloch Cape, Borneo (01°00′N 119°00′E / 1.000°N 119.000°E / 1.000; 119.000) by USS Gar (  United States Navy). 12 crewmen killed.[106]
U-197   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Indian Ocean south of Madagascar (28°40′S 42°36′E / 28.667°S 42.600°E / -28.667; 42.600) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 265 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 67 crew.
U-670   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided in the Gulf of Danzig with Bolkoburg (  Kriegsmarine) and sank with the loss of 22 of her 43 crew.[107]
Varna   Bulgaria World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by D-4 (  Soviet Navy) west of Cape Tarkhankut (45°13′N 32°35′E / 45.217°N 32.583°E / 45.217; 32.583) with the loss of all 32 crew.[108][109]

21 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Lily   Palestine World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north north east of Beirut, Lebanon by U-596 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 11 crew.[110]
Namaz   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (33°42′N 34°43′E / 33.700°N 34.717°E / 33.700; 34.717) by U-596 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[111]
Panikos   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (33°42′N 34°43′E / 33.700°N 34.717°E / 33.700; 34.717) by U-596 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[112]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1943
Ship Country Description
DB-36 and DB-37   Soviet Navy World War II: The No. 1-class landing boats were shelled and sunk, or captured and scuttled with explosives, in the Black Sea by U-24 (  Kriegsmarine). All six crew were taken as prisoners of war.[113][114][115]
Derviske   Turkey World War II: The schooner was captured in the Black Sea by ShCh-209 (  Soviet Navy) and was left to sink.[116]
Kaisho Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy No. 4821: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Truk (10°13′N 147°20′E / 10.217°N 147.333°E / 10.217; 147.333) by USS Tullibee (  United States Navy). Three crewmen killed.[117][118]
Nishiyama Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship (a.k.a. Seizan Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (02°55′N 136°43′E / 2.917°N 136.717°E / 2.917; 136.717) by USS Swordfish (  United States Navy). Three passengers and four crew were killed.[119]

23 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Ataka Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Hamamatsu, Japan (34°36′N 138°50′E / 34.600°N 138.833°E / 34.600; 138.833) by USS Paddle (  United States Navy). One of her 32-man Italian crew was killed. Survivors were rescued by fishing boats.[120]
USS Crow   United States Navy The coastal minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in Puget Sound by United States Navy aircraft whilst acting as a target towing ship.
Hai   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[47]
Heito Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Car Nicobar Island by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force. Four troops and 29 crew killed.[121]
L-2109   Kriegsmarine World War II: The lighter was sunk by mines in the Sea of Azov south west of Taganrog.[115]
M 5209 Carl Stangen   Kriegsmarine The minesweeper ran aground in Kongsfjord. Declared a total loss on 27 August, the wreck was torpedoed by a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat on 2 September.[3]
Orion   Germany World War II: The coaster was sunk at Piraeus, Greece by saboteurs. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Riilahti   Finnish Navy World War II: Continuation War: The Ruotsinsalmi-class minelayer was torpedoed and sunk off Tiiskeri, Gulf of Finland by TK-94 (  Soviet Navy). 24 killed, including her captain. Ten crewmen rescued.[122]
USS SC-694   United States Navy World War II: The SC-497-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Palermo, Sicily, Italy by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.
USS SC-696   United States Navy World War II: The SC-497-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Palermo by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[3]

24 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Erg   Canada The tug was scuttled after being declared a constructive total loss after a collision on 6 July 1943.
Hinode Maru No. 8 GO   Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard ship was lost on this date.[123]
SG 14   Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Capri, Italy by Royal Air Force aircraft.[3]
Shkval   Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was shelled and sunk in the Black Sea off Cape Kodor by U-23 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her ten crew.[3][124]
U-134   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Vigo, Spain (42°07′N 9°30′W / 42.117°N 9.500°W / 42.117; -9.500) by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 179 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 48 crew.
U-185   Kriegsmarine
 
U-185

World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°00′N 37°06′W / 27.000°N 37.100°W / 27.000; -37.100) by Grumman TBF Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Core (  United States Navy) with the loss of many of her crew and most of the survivors from U-604 (  Kriegsmarine). Thirty-six people were rescued by USS Barker (  United States Navy).

25 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Fusijama   Italy World War II: The blockade breaker was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Bordeaux, Gironde, France by Royal Air Force aircraft.[3]
Ro-35   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaichū VII type submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Coral Sea (12°57′S 164°23′E / 12.950°S 164.383°E / -12.950; 164.383) by USS Ellet (  United States Navy). Lost with all 66 hands.[3][125]
Shkval   Soviet Navy World War II: The rescue tug struck a mine laid by U-625 (  Kriegsmarine) and sank in the Yugor Strait. There were 47 dead and only 5 survivors.[30][126]
Siqueira Campos   Brazil The passenger ship collided with Cuyabá (  Brazil) off Caponga. She was beached but was declared a constructive total loss.[109]
U-523   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Wanderer and HMS Wallflower (both   Royal Navy) with the loss of 17 of her 54 crew.
Yilmaz   Turkey World War II: The schooner was captured in the Black Sea by ShCh-209 (  Soviet Navy) and was left to sink.[127]

26 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Christian Michelsen   Norway World War II: Convoy UGS 14: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Bône, Algeria (37°12′N 8°26′E / 37.200°N 8.433°E / 37.200; 8.433) by U-410 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 47 of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by one of the convoy's escorts.[128]
John Bell   United States World War II: Convoy UGS 14: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Calle, Algeria (37°15′N 8°24′E / 37.250°N 8.400°E / 37.250; 8.400) by U-410 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 72 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS BYMS-23 (  Royal Navy) and HMSAS Southern Maid (  South African Navy).[129]
Richard Henderson   United States World War II: Convoy UGS 14: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sardinia, Italy (37°15′N 8°24′E / 37.250°N 8.400°E / 37.250; 8.400) by U-410 (  Kriegsmarine). All 70 crew were rescued by HMSAS Southern Maid (  South African Navy) or reached land in their lifeboats.[130][131]
ShCh-203   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea west of Yevpatoriya, Crimea (45°12′N 32°47′E / 45.200°N 32.783°E / 45.200; 32.783) by SB 4 (  Regia Marina).[132]
StuBo 1001   Kriegsmarine The StuBo42 type landing craft/motor launch was sunk on this date.[78]

27 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Città di Spezia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Unruffled (  Royal Navy).[3]
HMS Egret   Royal Navy World War II: The Egret-class sloop was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal (42°10′N 9°22′W / 42.167°N 9.367°W / 42.167; -9.367) by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of the Luftwaffe carrying Henschel Hs 293 glider bombs. A total of 198 people were lost.
Havbris II   Norway World War II: The fishing vessel was captured by HMS Untiring (  Royal Navy) in the Norwegian Sea off Godø and was scuttled. Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[3]
John Bell   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sardinia, Italy (37°15′N 8°24′E / 37.250°N 8.400°E / 37.250; 8.400) by U-410 (  Kriegsmarine).[133]
USS LCT-319   United States Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank ran aground and sank in the harbor at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands during a storm.[134][135]
Meizan Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Tablas Strait north east of Mindoro, Philippines (13°13′N 121°23′E / 13.217°N 121.383°E / 13.217; 121.383) by USS Grayling (  United States Navy).[136][137]
No. 15   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[63]
Rastrello   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 48 nautical miles (89 km) off Brindisi by HMS Unruffled (  Royal Navy).[3][138]
StuBo 1091   Kriegsmarine The StuBo42 type landing craft/motor launch was sunk on this date.[78]
Taifuku Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy FU-806: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kyushu (32°28′N 132°23′E / 32.467°N 132.383°E / 32.467; 132.383) by USS Pollack (  United States Navy). 14 troops and 14 crewmen killed. Survivors were rescued by W-17 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[139]
Tokai Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Guam by USS Snapper (  United States Navy).[3]
U-847   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was sunk in the Sargasso Sea (28°19′N 37°58′W / 28.317°N 37.967°W / 28.317; -37.967) by Grumman TBM Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Card (  United States Navy) with the loss of all 62 crew.[58][140]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Dikson   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Kara Sea (75°43′N 89°38′E / 75.717°N 89.633°E / 75.717; 89.633) by U-302 (  Kriegsmarine). All 63 crew were rescued by the tug Severoles No. 18 (  Soviet Union).[141]
Lince   Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Ultor (  Royal Navy).[3]
SG 10   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Corsica by HMS Sickle (  Royal Navy). 85 crew were killed.[142][143]
SG 14   Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Allied aircraft.[144]
U-639   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Kara Sea (76°49′N 69°42′E / 76.817°N 69.700°E / 76.817; 69.700) by S-101 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of all 47 crew.[145]

29 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1943
Ship Country Description
HDMS Bellona   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Rota-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][147]
HDMS Dampbåt A   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The auxiliary was scuttled off Tåsinge to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]
HDMS Daphne   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Daphne-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][148]
HDMS Dryaden   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Daphne-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][149]
HDMS Flora   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Rota-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][150]
HDMS Freja   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The fisheries protection vessel was scuttled at Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[3]
HDMS Galathea   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Æger-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[151]
HDMS Havfruen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Havmanden-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1946.[146][152]
HDMS Havhesten   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Havmanden-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1946.[146][153]
HDMS Havkalen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Havmanden-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1946.[146][154]
HDMS Havmanden   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Havmanden-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1946.[146][155]
HDMS Havørnen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minesweeper, a former Springeren-class torpedo boat, was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][156][3]
HDMS Hejmdal   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The survey ship was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]
HDMS Henrik Gerner   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Henrik Gerner-class submarine depot ship/minelayer was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and put in service as Prenzlau (  Kriegsmarine)[146][157]
HDMS Hvalrossen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The patrol boat, a former Hvalrossen-class torpedo boat, was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. During an attempt to salvage by the Germans her hull broke apart and the effort was abandoned.[146][158]
HDMS Hvidbjørnen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The offshore patrol vessel was scuttled in the Great Belt to prevent capture by the Germans.[146] Later salvaged by the Germans and used as a patrol boat, Post-war transferred to the East German Volksmarine and served under the names Ernst Thälmann and Albin Köbis until sunk as target in 1965.[159]
HDMS Ingolf   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The fisheries protection vessel was scuttled in the Great Belt to prevent capture by the Germans.[3]
HDMS Kvintus   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minelayer was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]
HMS LCA (HR) 446   Royal Navy The landing craft assault (HR) was lost on this date.[160]
HDMS Laaland   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Lougen-class minelayer was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and returned to service May, 1945.[146][161]
HDMS Lindormen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Lindormen-class minelayer was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. raised, repaired and put in service as VS 1401 (  Kriegsmarine).[146][162]
HDMS Lossen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minelayer was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and put in Kriegsmarine service. Post-war transferred to the East German Volksmarine and served as the tugboat Wismar.[146][163]
HDMS Lougen   Royal Danish Navy
 
Lougen

World War II: Operation Safari: The Lougen-class minelayer was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Raised, repaired and returned to service May, 1945.[146][164]

HDMS Makrelen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minesweeper, a former Springeren-class torpedo boat, was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][165]
HDMS MS 4   Royal Danish Navy
 
MS 4 on fire

World War II: Operation Safari: The MS 1-class minesweeper was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]

HDMS MS 8   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minesweeper was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]
HDMS MS 10   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minesweeper was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]
HDMS Narhvalen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The torpedo boat was scuttled at Copenhagen to avoid capture by the Germans.[3]
HDMS Niels Juel   Royal Danish Navy
 
Niels Juel under attack by German bombers

World War II: Operation Safari: Battle of Isefjord: The coastal defence ship was scuttled after German bombing in the Isefjord.[146] Salvaged in October 1943 and put into German service as Nordland.[166]

HDMS Nordkaperen   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minesweeper, a former Springeren-class torpedo boat, was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][167]
HDMS Peder Skram   Royal Danish Navy
 
Peder Skram

World War II: Operation Safari: The coastal defence ship was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146] Later salvaged by the Germans and returned to service as the Adler (  Kriegsmarine).[168]

HDMS Ran   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Æger-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[169]
HDMS Rota   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Rota-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][170]
HDMS Sælen   Royal Danish Navy
 
Sælen and Nordkaperen

World War II: Operation Safari: The minesweeper, a former Springeren-class torpedo boat, was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146][171]

HDMS Sixtus   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The minelayer was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]
HDMS Søbjørnen   Royal Danish Navy
 
Søbjørnen
World War II: Operation Safari: The Soloven-class minesweeper was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Salvaged by the Germans but not returned to service.[146][172]
HDMS Søhunden   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The torpedo boat was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[146]
HDMS Søhunden   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Soloven-class minesweeper was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. raised, repaired and put in service as MA 6 (  Kriegsmarine).[146][173]
HDMS Soulven   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Soloven-class minesweeper was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans. Salvaged by the Germans but not returned to service.[146][174]
TShCh-11 Dzhalita   Soviet Union World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Poti by U-18 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fifteen of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by SKA-0108 (  Soviet Navy).[3][175]
HDMS Triton   Royal Danish Navy World War II: Operation Safari: The Æger-class submarine was scuttled at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen to prevent capture by the Germans.[176]

30 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1943
Ship Country Description
BK-122   Soviet Navy World War II: The Type 1124 gunboat was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Taganrod by MAL-1 (  Kriegsmarine).[177]
BK-312   Soviet Navy World War II: The Type 1125 gunboat was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Taganrod by MAL-1 (  Kriegsmarine).[177]
No-605   Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-class minesweeper was sunk in Kronstadt Channel by Kriegsmarine motor cutters. Three crewmen were killed. She sank three of the motor cutters.[178]
Nagwa   Egypt World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Cyprus (34°40′N 33°20′E / 34.667°N 33.333°E / 34.667; 33.333) by U-596 (  Kriegsmarine). All ten crew survived.[179]
Thisbé   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Istanbul, Turkey by Shch-215 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of all 40 crew.[3][180]
Taibun Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Halibut (  United States Navy).[181]
U-634   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Azores, Portugal (40°13′N 19°24′W / 40.217°N 19.400°W / 40.217; -19.400) by HMS Stonecrop and HMS Stork (both   Royal Navy) with the loss of all 47 crew.[182]

31 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1943
Ship Country Description
Columbo flag unknown World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Aegean Sea by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[3]
Flegetone   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Unsparing (  Royal Navy).[3]
Kokko Maru   Japan World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait (28°30′N 123°06′E / 28.500°N 123.100°E / 28.500; 123.100) by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy) with the loss of twenty crewmen.[183]
USS LCT-154   United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost in the Gulf of Tunis (37°08′N 10°58′E / 37.133°N 10.967°E / 37.133; 10.967).[184]
Shch-130   Soviet Navy The Shchuka-class submarine collided with Shch-128 (  Soviet Navy) and sank in Golden Horn Bay off Vladivostok. She was raised on 3 September, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Shoto Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[3]
W. S. Rheem   United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off the New Hebrides by I-182 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). She was scuttled on 8 September by USS Wadsworth (  United States Navy).[3]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1943
Ship Country Description
F 336   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk sometime in August.[42]
I-O-23   Kriegsmarine The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk sometime in August.[68]
I-O-79   Kriegsmarine The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk sometime in August.[68]
K-2   Soviet Navy World War II: The K-class submarine left her base on 26 August and was not heard from again.[185]
HMS LCP(L) 126   Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (large) was lost sometime in August.[186]
HMS Parthian   Royal Navy World War II: The Parthian-class submarine was lost in the Adriatic Sea between 6 and 11 August with the loss of all 59 crew. She may have struck a mine off Brindisi, Italy.
S-9   Soviet Navy World War II: The S-class submarine either struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Vaindloo, Estonia; or was torpedoed and sunk by Uisko (  Finnish Navy) between 9 and 12 August.[3][187]
SA 7   Kriegsmarine The Thornycroft MTB 344-class motor torpedo boat caught fire and sank off the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom.
SF 53   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was lost sometime in August.[47]
SF 94   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was lost sometime in August.[47]
SF 165   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was lost sometime in August.[47]
SF 173   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was lost sometime in August.[47]
SF 177   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was lost sometime in August.[47]
SF 200   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was lost sometime in August.[47]

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Ship events in 1943
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Ship commissionings: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
Ship decommissionings: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
Shipwrecks: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948