List of shipwrecks in August 1944

The list of shipwrecks in August 1944 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during August 1944.

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1944
Ship Country Description
S 144   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot was bombed and sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France in a British air raid.[1]
S 601   Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAS boat was sunk in the Aegean Sea by British aircraft.[2]
Seia Maru   Japan World War II: The ammunition transporter was bombed and sunk in the Banda Sea by Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy.[3]
TK-334   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[4]

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1944
Ship Country Description
DC 10 Schwan   Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Eiderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein.[3]
USS Fiske   United States Navy
 
USS Fiske

World War II: The Edsall-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°11′N 33°29′W / 47.183°N 33.483°W / 47.183; -33.483) by U-804 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 209 crew.[citation needed]

FH 02 Orne   Kriegsmarine World War II: The harbour protection vessel was sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.[3]
Kondor   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was destroyed at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
Garibaldi   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[3]
KT 20   Kriegsmarine World War II: The landing craft was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[3]
Konei Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south of Kukizaki, south west of Nagoya (33°37′N 136°20′E / 33.617°N 136.333°E / 33.617; 136.333) by USS Tautog (  United States Navy).[5]
M 4430 Sopot   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre.[3]
MAL 16   Kriegsmarine The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was lost on this date.[6]
Maas   Germany World War II: The coaster was set afire at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
NT 28 Planet   Kriegsmarine World War II: The net tender was sunk at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3]
RA 257   Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper, a former VAS 301-class submarine chaser, was sunk in Genoa Bay by Allied aircraft.[7]
S 39   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3][8]
S 114   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Le Havre in an air raid by aircraft of Bomber Command.[3][8]

3 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Elisabeth Dal   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 300: The cargo ship collided with Jacksonville (  United States) and was a total loss.[9]
HMT Gairnsay   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was sunk in the English Channel by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3]
HMS LCT 764   Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft tank was sunk in the English Channel by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3]
No. 127   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[10]
Samlong   United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off Normandy, France. She was declared a constructive total loss.[11]
Seiko Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary netlayer was torpedoed and sunk in the Molucca Sea by USS Cod (  United States Navy).[3]
HMS Quorn   Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk off Normandy by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3][12]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Enju Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Chichijima 27°05′N 142°11′E / 27.083°N 142.183°E / 27.083; 142.183 by aircraft of Task Group 58.1, United States Navy. Twenty-one passengers and 52 crewmen were killed.[3][13]
HMT Gairsay   Royal Navy World War II: The Isles-class trawler was sunk in the English Channel off Normandy by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3][14]
GK 61 Pétrel   Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed at Heraklion, Crete, Greece by HMS Vox (  Royal Navy).[3]
Koshu Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Makassar by USS Ray (  United States Navy). Aboard were 1,513 Javanese laborers to repair the Japanese airfield at Makassar and 540 other passengers. 1,239 laborers, 273 passengers and 28 gunners and crewmen were killed.[3][15]
M 422   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine France by Allied aircraft.[3][16]
M 424   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in the English Channel off Saint-Malo by Allied aircraft. She was not repaired.[3]
M 444   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France by an Allied air attack.[3]
Matsu   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The Matsu-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Chichijima (27°40′N 141°48′E / 27.667°N 141.800°E / 27.667; 141.800) by USS Cogswell, USS Ingersoll and USS Knapp (all   United States Navy) with the loss of 205 of her 210 crew.
Miyagi Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu (28°11′N 141°43′E / 28.183°N 141.717°E / 28.183; 141.717) by USS Sterlet (  United States Navy).[3]
No. 15   Soviet Navy The R Type minesweeper was lost on this date.[17]
Petrel   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the south coast of France by HMS Universal (  Royal Navy).[3]
Ryoku Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy 4804: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Bonin Islands by USS Biloxi (  United States Navy).[18]
SA 83   Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk at Heraklion by HMS Vox (  Royal Navy).[3]
SAT 12 Globe   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Walcheren, Schleswig-Holstein.[3]
Sperrbrecher 146 Havik   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk at Pauillac, Gironde France in an Allied air raid.[3]
T-4   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.1-class landing ship was bombed and damaged off Iwo Jima, (27°07′N 142°12′E / 27.117°N 142.200°E / 27.117; 142.200) by aircraft from USS Cabot (  United States Navy). She was bombed and sunk (27°07′N 142°12′E / 27.117°N 142.200°E / 27.117; 142.200) with all hands on 5 August by aircraft from USS Bunker Hill (  United States Navy).[19][20]
T-133   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.101-class landing ship was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima, (24°47′N 141°20′E / 24.783°N 141.333°E / 24.783; 141.333) by aircraft of Task Group 58.1, United States Navy.[3][19]
Tannenfels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship in the Gironde, at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde.[3][21]
Thetis   Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk at Heraklion by HMS Vox (  Royal Navy).[3]
Tonegawa Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Chichijima by United States Navy warships. A total of 61 troops and 83 crewmen were killed.[13]
Unkai Maru No. 7   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4804: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Chichijima 27°05′N 142°11′E / 27.083°N 142.183°E / 27.083; 142.183 by aircraft of Task Group 58.1, United States Navy.[3][22]
Zensho Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Sterlet (  United States Navy).[3]

5 AugustEdit

For the loss of the Kriegsmarine submarine tender Ruhrort on this date, see the entry for 31 January 1944.
List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Eiko Maru No. 2   Japan World War II: The ammunition transport was sunk at Halmahera, New Guinea by Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy.[3]
Gunnaren   Sweden World War II: The fishing trawler struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak off Skagen, Denmark.[3]
Kanno Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard ship was lost on this date.[23]
HMS LCT 1039   Royal Navy The LCT 4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[24]
HMS LCT 1076   Royal Navy The Mk 4-class landing craft tank foundered on this date.[25]
M-271   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Pauillac, Gironde, France by Allied aircraft.[26]
M-325   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Pauillac by Allied aircraft.[27]
Mefküre   Turkey World War II: The motor schooner was torpedoed and sunk at Constanţa, Romania by Shch-215 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of 305 lives.
Miyako Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barbel (  United States Navy).[3]
No. 708   Soviet Navy The R Type minesweeper was lost on this date.[17]
No. 907   Soviet Navy The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[28]
Shirohama Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk south of the Celebes Islands by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
Tsurumi Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Shiretoko-class fleet oiler was torpedoed and sunk in Davao Gulf (05°53′N 125°41′E / 5.883°N 125.683°E / 5.883; 125.683) by USS Cero (  United States Navy).[3][29]
U-671   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south of Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom (50°23′N 0°06′E / 50.383°N 0.100°E / 50.383; 0.100) by HMS Stayner and HMS Wensleydale (both   Royal Navy) with the loss of 47 of her 52 crew.[30]
V 725 Petit Poilu   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk at Pauillac by Allied aircraft.[3]
Yayoi Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Cobia (  United States Navy).[3]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Ch 1   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ch 1-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk at Toulon, Var by Allied aircraft.[31]
Empire City   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DKA 21: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (11°33′S 41°25′E / 11.550°S 41.417°E / -11.550; 41.417) by U-198 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twelve of her 70 crew. Her captain was taken aboard U-198 as a prisoner of war. The rest of the survivors reached land in their lifeboats.
HDML 1060   Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was sunk by an ammunition explosion in Poole area. Three crew were killed.[32]
M 133   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France[33]
M 206   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo.[34]
M 263   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was shelled and sunk north of the Île d'Yeu by HMCS Haida, HMCS Iroquois (both   Royal Canadian Navy), HMS Ashanti and HMS Tartar (both   Royal Navy).[35]
M 486   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was shelled and sunk off Les Sables-d'Olonne.[36]
M 4612 Walkerie   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was on this date.[37]
Mameluck   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Le Hardi-class destroyer was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[3]
Otto   Germany World War II: The coaster was sunk in the Bay of Biscay north of the Île d'Yeu by HMS Ashanti, HMS Bellona, HMS Tartar (all   Royal Navy), HMCS Haida and HMCS Iroquois (both   Royal Canadian Navy).[3][38]
Schnelles Geleitboot 3   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sans Souci-class sloop was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Les Sables-d'Olonne by Allied aircraft.[3][39]
Shiroganesan Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy SAMA-10: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (14°10′N 117°02′E / 14.167°N 117.033°E / 14.167; 117.033) west of Luzon, Philippines by USS Rasher (  United States Navy). Fifteen passengers, fourteen gunners and 22 crewmen were killed.[40]
Shonan Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MOTA-22: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (30°55′N 129°45′E / 30.917°N 129.750°E / 30.917; 129.750) north west of Kuroshima Island, Japan by USS Pintado (  United States Navy). Five crewmen were killed.[41]
Showa Maru No. 6 GO   Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was lost on this date.[42]
U-471   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VII submarine was bombed and sunk at Toulon by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force. She was raised in 1945, repaired and entered Marine Nationale service in 1946 as Millé.[43]
U-736   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (47°19′N 4°16′W / 47.317°N 4.267°W / 47.317; -4.267) by HMS Loch Killin (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 28 of her 47 crew.
U-952   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk at Toulon in an American air raid.[44]
U-969   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and destroyed at Toulon by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[45]
UJ 6085   Kriegsmarine World War II: The UJ 6077-class submarine chaser was sunk at Toulon by Allied aircraft.[46]
Uwajima Maru No. 15   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Banda Sea by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.[3]
V 215 Oliva   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.[3]
V-414 Sachsenwald   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk by Royal Navy warships in the Bay of Biscay north of the Île d'Yeu, France.
V-1594   Kriegsmarine World War II: The cable ship was sunk by Royal Navy warships in the Bay of Biscay north of the Île d'Yeu, France.[38]
Zuisho Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Ray (  United States Navy).[47][48]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Amsterdam   United Kingdom World War II: The hospital ship was sunk by a mine while taking casualties from Juno Beach, Calvados, France. A total of 55 patients, ten Royal Army Medical Corps staff, 30 crew and eleven prisoners of war were killed.[3][49]
Chuiloide   Brazil The cargo ship collided with Tiete (  Brazil) in the Atlantic Ocean off Santa Catarina, Brazil (28°05′S 48°30′W / 28.083°S 48.500°W / -28.083; -48.500). Both ships sank.[50][51]
Empire Day   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika (7°06′S 42°00′E / 7.100°S 42.000°E / -7.100; 42.000) by U-198 (  Kriegsmarine). Her captain was taken aboard U-198 as a prisoner of war. The rest of her 42 crew reached land in their lifeboats.
F 963   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
F 968   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
Kinshu Maru   Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Sailfish (  United States Navy).[3]
Kusagaki   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Mikura-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (14°50′N 119°57′E / 14.833°N 119.950°E / 14.833; 119.950) north west of Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines by USS Guitarro (  United States Navy). 97 crew are killed.[53]
Kyo Maru No. 2   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Moro Gulf off Zamboanga City, Philippines by USS Puffer (  United States Navy).[3]
USS LCT-182   United States Navy The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank foundered in heavy seas in the Kula Gulf off the Solomon Islands.[54]
L'Impetuese/FR 54   Germany World War II: The Élan-class minesweeper was scuttled at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.[55]
M 3201   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium.[3]
Nagara   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Nagara-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off the Amakusa Islands (32°09′N 129°53′E / 32.150°N 129.883°E / 32.150; 129.883) by USS Croaker (  United States Navy).
Rikke   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Øresund.[3]
Shinten Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Sailfish (  United States Navy).[3]
William L. Marcy   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel by Kriegsmarine schnellboote and was declared a constructive total loss.[56]
Yamatama Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea south of Mindanao, Philippines by USS Bluegill (  United States Navy).[3]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Conte Verde   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The ocean liner (a.k.a. Teikyo Maru) was bombed and sunk in the Huangpu River at Shanghai, China by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the 373rd Bomb Squadron, United States Army Air Force. She was raised by the Japanese and towed to Maizuru, Japan.[57]
Ezra Weston   United States World War II: Convoy EBC 66: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°47′N 5°03′W / 50.783°N 5.050°W / 50.783; -5.050) by U-667 (  Kriegsmarine). All 71 crew were rescued by HMT Jacques Morgand and HMS LCT 24 (both   Royal Navy).[58][59]
F 434   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
Fort Yale   United Kingdom World War II: The Fort ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (49°25′N 0°27′W / 49.417°N 0.450°W / 49.417; -0.450. She was taken in tow, but was torpedoed and sunk at 50°23′N 0°55′W / 50.383°N 0.917°W / 50.383; -0.917) by U-480 (  Kriegsmarine) on 23 August.[60]
M 366   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier, Finistère, France by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][61]
M 367   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][62]
M 422   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Gironde, France by British aircraft.[63]
M 428   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][64]
M 438   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Île Noirmoutier by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3][65]
PiLB 264   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[66]
HMCS Regina   Royal Canadian Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 66: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head (50°42′N 5°03′W / 50.700°N 5.050°W / 50.700; -5.050) by U-667 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 96 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Jacques Morgand and HMS LCT 644 (both   Royal Navy).[67]
Sperrbrecher 134 Falke   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Lorient, Morbihan, France by Allied aircraft.[3][68]
Tama Maru No. 6   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Sterlet (  United States Navy).[3]

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Boko Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north west of Tokunoshima (27°56′N 128°47′E / 27.933°N 128.783°E / 27.933; 128.783) by USS Barbel (  United States Navy).[69]
Hiyoshi Maru No. 3   Japan World War II: The fishing trawler was sunk in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Trenchant (  Royal Navy).[3]
Koshin Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MOTA-22: The Koshin Maru-class transport was sunk when her cargo of ammunition caught fire and exploded in the East China Sea north west of Formosa (26°10′N 124°15′E / 26.167°N 124.250°E / 26.167; 124.250). Twenty-eight crewmen were killed.[70]
HMS LCM 618   Royal Navy The landing craft mechanized was lost on this date.[71]
HMS LCM 640   Royal Navy The landing craft mechanized was lost on this date.[71]
USS PT-509   United States Navy World War II: The ELCO 80'-class PT boat was shelled, rammed and sunk off Jersey, Channel Islands by a Kriegsmarine minesweeper.[72]
Spichern   Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was bombed and severely damaged at Brest, Finistère, France in an Allied air raid. She was scuttled as a blockship on 31 August. She was raised in 1947, repaired and returned to service in May 1949 as the Norwegian Ringfjell.[73]
Splendor   Italy World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in an Allied air raid on Savona.[3]
TA19   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, a former Curtatone-class destroyer, was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea by Pipinos (  Greece Navy).[3]
Tokuyu Maru or
Tokuyusan Maru
  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Halmahera, New Guinea by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
V 241 Oliva   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off Fécamp, Seine-Inférieure, France by HMGB Grey Owl and HMGB Grey Shark (both   Royal Navy).[3][74]
Yagi Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north west of Tokunoshima (27°56′N 128°47′E / 27.933°N 128.783°E / 27.933; 128.783) by USS Barbel (  United States Navy). Three gunners and 31 crewmen were killed.[69]

10 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1944
Ship Country Description
FN 02 Kunlabori   Kriegsmarine The guard ship was sunk on this date.[75]
Johanna   Germany World War II: The cargo ship departed from Istanbul, Turkey on this date. Believed to have been subsequently torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea. Raised post-war, repaired and put into Soviet service as Marshal Tolbukhin.[51]
HMS LCT 1092   Royal Navy The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank sank while under tow.[76]
Lindau   Kriegsmarine World War II: The accommodation ship was set on fire in the Loire River at Nantes, Loire-Inférieure France (47°13′N 01°34′W / 47.217°N 1.567°W / 47.217; -1.567) by German Forces and sunk by the explosion of mines being stored on the ship. She was raised in 1946 and towed to Antwerp, Belgium for scrapping.[77][78]
M 133   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.[3]
M-384   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Nantes, Loire-Inférieure, France.[79]
Monsun   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Nantes by Allied aircraft. She was refloated in March 1945, repaired and returned to service.[80]
R 34   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-25 minesweeper was sunk by aircraft off Milos, Greece.[81]
R 89   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in an Allied air raid on "Lepsoe", Norway.[3]
RA 260   Kriegsmarine The RA 251-class minesweeper ran aground at Cape Mortula, Italy and was wrecked.[3]
Sakue Maru Go   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an air attack at Rabaul.[82]
Santos   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Borkum, Lower Saxony in a British air raid.[3]
Seiyo Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Bowfin (  United States Navy).[3]
Shinei Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Bolinao, Philippines (16°15′N 119°45′E / 16.250°N 119.750°E / 16.250; 119.750) by USS Guitarro (  United States Navy). A crewman was killed.[83]
Sperrbrecher 16 Tulane   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and damaged at La Pallice, Seine-Inférieure, France by Allied aircraft. She sank the next day. Raised on 30 July 1946, repaired and returned to Norwegian service in February 1949 as Tulane.[3][84]
Toseki Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Molucca Sea south of the Celebes Islands, Netherlands East Indies by USS Cod (  United States Navy).[3]
U-608   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°30′N 3°08′W / 46.500°N 3.133°W / 46.500; -3.133) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force and by HMS Wren (  Royal Navy). All 52 crew survived.[85]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Antarktis   Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, Loire-Inférieure, France.[3]
Baudoinville   Germany World War II: The ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Gotland   Sweden World War II: The fishing trawler struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak off Hanstholm, Denmark.[3]
Erling Lindøe   Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat with the loss of nineteen of her 25 crew.[86]
Ermland   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Nantes, France. The wreck was raised and broken up in February 1945.[87]
Giuseppe Dormio   Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.[3]
Ikuta Maru   Japan World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank off Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.[3]
Kolonté   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Kraft   Germany World War II: The salvage vessel was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
La Baise   Vichy France World War II: The tanker was destroyed on the stocks at Nantes, France.[3]
La Mayenne   Vichy France World War II: The tanker was destroyed on the stocks at Nantes, France.[3]
M 27   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gironde at Pauillac, Gironde, France. 41 crew were killed.[3][88]
M 84   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was scuttled at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[89]
M 384   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was scuttled at Nantes, France.[63]
M 4408 Harle   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[90]
Monsun   Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Olinda   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Passat   Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was scuttled Nantes, France.[3] The wreck was raised and broken up in 1949.[91]
R-70   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines in the Gulf of Finland.[92]
Roko Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Tang (  United States Navy).[3]
Shinsei Maru No. 6   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Molucca Sea by USS Cod (  United States Navy).[3]
Sperrbrecher 16 Tulane   Kriegsmarine The Sperrbrecher was sunk on this date.[93]
Sperrbrecher 20 Kolente   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was scuttled and Nantes, France.[3]
TA1   Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
TA2   Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
TA3   Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
TA6   Germany World War II: The incomplete Le Fier-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Tenerife II   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
U-385   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°16′N 2°45′W / 46.267°N 2.750°W / 46.267; -2.750) by a Short Sunderland of 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force and also by HMS Starling (  Royal Navy) with the loss of one of her 43 crew.[94]
U-967   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled at Toulon, Var, France with the loss of two crew.
V 623 Jupiter   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
V 723 Jeanne Marie   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[37]
Vierlande   Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Vilhelm A. Riedemann   Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Wangerland   Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]
Wille   Germany World War II: The salvage vessel was scuttled at Nantes, France.[3]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Koan Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barbel (  United States Navy).[3]
M 84   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and destroyed at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France in an Allied air raid.[3]
M-370   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and damaged in the Bay of Biscay off Royan, Charente-Maritime, France by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. She was beached.[3][95]
M-468   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank north of Seter, Norway.[96]
M 4204   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France in an Allied air raid.[3]
Marina Raskova, T-114 and T-118   Soviet Union World War II: Convoy BD 5: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Kara Sea by U-365 (  Kriegsmarine). The submarine then sank the T-111 Starshiy Leytenant Lekarev-class minesweeper T-114 and T-118 off Bely Island (73°22′N 66°35′E / 73.367°N 66.583°E / 73.367; 66.583). Marina Raskova was sunk by a coup de grave of U-365 the next day at (73°21′N 67°20′E / 73.350°N 67.333°E / 73.350; 67.333). Of the 632 men on the three ships, 373 were lost and only 259 were rescued. 186 were picked up by T-116 (  Soviet Navy) and 73 others by Soviet Beriev MBR-2 flying boats.[97][98][99]
Mayachi Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin by USS Pompon (  United States Navy).[3]
Mikage Maru No. 20   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin by USS Pompon (  United States Navy).[100]
Nämdö   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of four lives.[3][101]
R 15   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper collided with S 629 (  Kriegsmarine) at Šibenik, Yugoslavia and sank. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Shinpo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MI-13: The Standard Type 1TM-class tanker (a.k.a., Shimpo Maru and Shinho Maru) was torpedoed and damaged in the South China Sea off Cape Calavite, Mindoro, Philippines (13°18′N 120°11′E / 13.300°N 120.183°E / 13.300; 120.183) by USS Puffer (  United States Navy). 20 crewmen were killed. She was towed to the beach and abandoned off Cape Calavite. She was torpedoed and sunk on 17 August by USS Bluefish (  United States Navy).[3][102]
Sperrbrecher 7 Sauerland   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was shelled and destroyed at La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime by HMS Diadem, HMS Onslow (both   Royal Navy) and ORP Piorun (  Polish Navy).[3]
Teikon Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MI-13: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (13°18′N 120°11′E / 13.300°N 120.183°E / 13.300; 120.183) by USS Puffer (  United States Navy). There was no loss of life.[103][104]
U-198   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was sunk in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles (3°35′S 52°49′E / 3.583°S 52.817°E / -3.583; 52.817) by HMS Findhorn (  Royal Navy) and HMIS Godavari (  Royal Indian Navy) with the loss of all 66 crew and two prisoners of war. These were the captains of Empire City and Empire Day (both   United Kingdom).
U-981   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged, mined and sunk in the Bay of Biscay at La Rochelle (45°41′N 1°25′W / 45.683°N 1.417°W / 45.683; -1.417) by a Handley Page Halifax aircraft of 502 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of twelve of her 52 crew.[105]
V 410 Germania   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the Gironde by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 235 and 248 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.[3]
V 720   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was shelled and set afire in the English Channel by HMS Albrighton (  Royal Navy), HMCS Assiniboine, HMCS Qu'Appelle, HMCS Restigouche and HMCS Skeena (all   Royal Canadian Navy). She was beached at Penmarc'h, Finistère, France.[3]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Asahari Maru No.2   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Hong Kong by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[3]
Cagliari   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Poreč, Yugoslavia in an Allied air raid.[3]
Ch-12   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf by USS Bluegill (  United States Navy).[3]
Dietrich von Bern   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa, Italy.[3]
USS Flier   United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Balabac Strait with 12 of her 60 crew escaping the boat, but only 8 reaching the shore.[106]
Hamayoshi Maru No. 3   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the south west tip of New Guinea by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[3]
Kojun Maru   Japan World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the entrance to Davao Gulf east of Mindanao (06°17′N 126°10′E / 6.283°N 126.167°E / 6.283; 126.167) by USS Bluegill (  United States Navy). A total of 42 people were killed.[107]
M-383   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was sunk in the North Sea off Langeoog, Lower Saxony by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 254 Squadron, Royal Air Force.[108][109]
Misago Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed andsunk in the entrance to Davao Gulf east of Mindanao (06°17′N 126°10′E / 6.283°N 126.167°E / 6.283; 126.167) by USS Bluegill (  United States Navy). Five crewmen killed.[107]
Radbury   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (24°20′S 41°45′E / 24.333°S 41.750°E / -24.333; 41.750) by U-862 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 55 crew.[110]
Sperrbrecher 6 Magdeburg   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and severely damaged at Royan, Charente-Maritime, France by Allied aircraft. She sank the next day.[3]
TF-11   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo training ship, a former Type 1940 minesweeper, was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Nida, Lithuania by Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft.[3][111][112]
Toei Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Hokkaido by USS Tambor (  United States Navy).[113]
U-270   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°19′N 2°56′W / 46.317°N 2.933°W / 46.317; -2.933) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. All 71 crew survived.[114]
V 723 Jeanne Marie   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was shelled and sunk at Brest, Finistère, France.[3]
V 1101 Preußen   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Langeoog by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 254 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Asaka Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MATA 26: The transport was driven ashore in the Bashi Islands, north of Luzon Philippines, by a typhoon. She was later refloated and returned to service.[115]
Daigen Maru No. 7   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea off Incheon, Korea (37°30′N 125°50′E / 37.500°N 125.833°E / 37.500; 125.833) by USS Croaker (  United States Navy) with the loss of 13 crewmen.[3][116]
Gueydon   French Navy World War II: The hulk of the decommissioned armored cruiser was bombed and sunk at Brest, France, by Royal Air Force aircraft.
Ikomasan Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MATA 26: The transport was driven ashore in the Bashi Islands, north of Luzon, by a typhoon. She was later refloated and returned to service.[115]
HMS LCI(L) 99   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 72: The landing craft infantry was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) south west of Hartland Point, Devon (50°56′N 4°47′W / 50.933°N 4.783°W / 50.933; -4.783) by U-667 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine crew.[117]
USS LST-921   United States Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 72: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) south west of Hartland Point (50°56′N 4°47′W / 50.933°N 4.783°W / 50.933; -4.783) by U-667 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 43 of her 113 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Londonderry (  Royal Navy) and USS LST-920 (  United States Navy). LST-921 had lost her stern, and was towed to Falmouth, Cornwall, where she was declared a total loss. Subsequently used by the United States Army as a floating machine ship at Antwerp, Belgium.[118]
Miikesan Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the East China Sea off Formosa.[3]
HMAS ML 430   Royal Australian Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was shelled and sunk north of Biak, New Guinea by HMAML 819 (  Royal Australian Navy).[119]
M 206   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.[3]
M-4463   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off La Pallice, Seine-Inférieure, France.[3]
M 4612   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Saint-Malo.[3]
Sperrbrecher 5 Schwanheim   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk at Royan, Charente-Maritime, France by Allied aircraft.[3]
Sperrbrecher 6   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was wrecked during/after an air attack at Royan, France.[120]
Taketsu Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MATA 26: The tanker (a.k.a. Butsu Maru) broke up and sank in a typhoon off the Bashi Islands north of Luzon. Eight crewmen died.[115]
Tonan Maru No.2   Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea south of Shanghai, China by USS Pintado (  United States Navy).[3]
T-129   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.103-class landing ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Cod (  United States Navy).[121]
U-618   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Inférieure, France (47°22′N 4°39′W / 47.367°N 4.650°W / 47.367; -4.650) by HMS Duckworth and HMS Essington (both   Royal Navy) and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 61 crew.[122]
V 605 Arthur Duncker   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off La Pallice.[3]
V 727 Goeland   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Saint-Malo.[3]
Zuisho Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Borneo by USS Ray (  United States Navy).[3]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS BYMS-2022   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The YMS-1-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var, France.[3]
FL 04 Edouard Gougy   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler was lost on this date.[37]
USS LCI-1588   United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The landing craft infantry struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
USS LCI-1590   United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The landing craft infantry struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
USS LST-282   United States Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 72: The landing ship tank was damaged by a German glide bomb off Saint-Tropez, Var. She was beached and abandoned (43°25′N 06°50′E / 43.417°N 6.833°E / 43.417; 6.833).[123]
HMS LST-404   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy FTM 69: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) south east of St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°02′N 0°38′W / 50.033°N 0.633°W / 50.033; -0.633) by U-741 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight crew and several German prisoners of war. She was taken in tow by USS ATR-4 (  United States Navy) and was beached at Ryde, Isle of Wight. HMS LST-404 later broke in two and was declared a total loss. Scrapped at Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium in June 1948.[124]
M 275   Kriegsmarine World War IIL The minesweeper was shelled and severely damaged in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both   Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois (  Royal Canadian Navy) and was abandoned.[3]
M 385   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France, by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both   Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois (  Royal Canadian Navy).[3][125]
M 4001 Este   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Brest, Finistère, France in a Royal Air Force air raid.[3][126]
M 4047 Vaterland   Kriegsmarine The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[127]
USS PT-202   United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The PT boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
USS PT-218   United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The PT boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]
R-29   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-25 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Gulf of Finland.[81]
Richthofen   Luftwaffe World War II: The Hans Albrecht Wedel-class seaplane tender sank at Königsberg, East Prussia during fitting out, or was shelled and sunk off Les Sables-d'Olonne by HMS Mauritius (  Royal Navy).[3][128]
Sakura Maru No. 14   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Timor, Netherlands East Indies by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.[3]
SG 21 Bernd Von Arnim   Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of Port Cros: The Chamois-class aviso was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Cros, Var by USS Somers (  United States Navy).[129] There were 99 survivors.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 25   Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship was sunk at Toulon by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[130]
Sperrbrecher 157   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk in the Bay of Biscay by HMS Mauritius, HMS Ursa (both   Royal Navy) and HMCS Iroquois (  Royal Canadian Navy).[3]
Sudetenland   Germany World War II: The tanker was sunk at Brest in a Royal Air Force air raid.[3]
Tosho Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport ship was bombed and sunk in the Banda Sea by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[3]
U-741   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France (50°20′N 0°34′W / 50.333°N 0.567°W / 50.333; -0.567) by HMS Orchis (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 48 of her 49 crew.[131]
UJ 6082   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Gabbiano-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) south of Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France by USS Somers (  United States Navy).[3]
V 728 Vierge de Massabielle   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[37]
V 803 Wiesbaden   Kriegsmarine The Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[127]
William D. Byron   United States World War II: The Liberty ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea. She was towed to Savona, where she was declared a constructive total loss.[56]
USS YMS-24   United States Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The YMS-1-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[3]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Brinkum   Germany World War II: The coastal tanker struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off "Lepsoe", Norway.[3]
HMS BYMS-2022   Royal Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez, Var, France (43°24′N 06°46′E / 43.400°N 6.767°E / 43.400; 6.767).[132]
Empire Lancer   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (15°00′S 44°00′E / 15.000°S 44.000°E / -15.000; 44.000) by U-862 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 79 crew.[133][134]
M 4207 Les Baleines   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[90]
MAL 22   Kriegsmarine The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was wrecked on this date.[6]
HMS MFV 624   Royal Navy The naval trawler sank in the English Channel off Normandy, France.[135]
HMS MGB 315   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile C motor gun boat was sunk by a mine off Normandy.[136]
HMS ML 563   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Dragoon: The Fairmile B motor launch struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Var.[137]
USS PT-202   United States Navy World War II: The Higgins 78'-class PT boat was sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez (43°23′N 06°46′E / 43.383°N 6.767°E / 43.383; 6.767).[138]
USS PT-218   United States Navy World War II: The Higgins 78'-class PT boat was sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez (43°23′N 06°46′E / 43.383°N 6.767°E / 43.383; 6.767).[139]
R-20   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-17 minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Sylt, Lower Saxony.[140]
R 182   Kriegsmarine World War II: The R boat was scuttled in the Seine at Paris, France.[3]
R-184   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk off Calais, France by HMMGB 330, HMMGB 331, and HMMGB 609 (all   Royal Navy).[141]
R 213   Kriegsmarine World War II: The R boat was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
R-217   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[141]
RA 3   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA-4   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-5-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[142]
RA 5   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA 6   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-44-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA 7   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-44-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RA 8   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former CH-44-class submarine chaser, was scuttled in the Seine at Paris.[3]
RTShch-152   Soviet Navy The K-15/M-17-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[143]
Rovigo   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.[144]
Taito Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea off Incheon, Korea (36°16′N 125°49′E / 36.267°N 125.817°E / 36.267; 125.817) by USS Croaker (  United States Navy).[3]
Trémintin   French Navy World War II: The accommodation ship, a former armored cruiser, was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft at Brest, France.
USS YMS-24   United States Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the Gulf of Frejus off Saint-Tropez (43°25′N 06°43′E / 43.417°N 6.717°E / 43.417; 6.717).[145]

17 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Artushof   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Stettin, Pomerania in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
HMS BPC 1   Royal Navy The landing craft tank was lost on this date.[146]
F 619   Kriegsmarine The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
I-27   Soviet Navy The KM-2 Type motor launch was lost on this date.[147]
Jun Maru No. 2   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of "Miscol" by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.[3]
KFK 510   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Piast Canal.[3]
HMS LCF(L) 1   Royal Navy The LCT-2-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[148]
HMS LCT 631   Royal Navy The Mk 4 landing craft tank was lost on this date.[149]
HMS LCT-1092   Royal Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank sank off in the English Channel off Normandy, France.[150]
Langanger   Norway World War II: The tanker was scuttled by Vichy French forces at Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. She was declared a total loss in April 1945.[151]
Lissa   Italy World War II: The cargo liner was bombed and sunk by aircraft in Zara, Yugoslavia.[152]
MAL 20   Kriegsmarine World War II:The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was damaged in action with Soviet artillery, gunboats and aircraft, she ran aground with two killed and eleven wounded. Refloated on 19 August and taken to Dorpat.[153]
No. 28   Soviet Navy The No. 16-class landing tender was lost on this date.[154]
No. 108   Soviet Navy The No. 16-class landing tender was lost on this date.[155]
No. 211   Soviet Navy The No. 19-class landing tender was lost on this date.[156]
Otto Alfred Müller   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Stettin in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Peter Bornhofen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Kirkenes, Norway by Soviet aircraft. There were one dead and two wounded.[3][157][158]
Sebu   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Kirkenes in a Soviet air raid.[3]
Skjervøy   Kriegsmarine The ship was sunk at Hustadvika, Norway.[159]
TA35   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, a former Rosolino Pilo-class destroyer, struck a mine in the Fasana Channel off Pola and was severely damaged. She was not repaired. 71 crew were killed.[3][88]
UJ 2223   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Gabbiano-class corvette was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa, Italy.[3]
UJ-6073 Nimet Allah   Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of La Ciotat: The armed yacht was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Aphis, HMS Scarab (both   Royal Navy) and USS Endicott or USS Somers (both   United States Navy).[3][160]
UJ 6081   Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of Port Cros: The Gabbiano-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Cros by HMS Aphis, HMS Scarab (both   Royal Navy) and USS Somers (  United States Navy).[3][48]
UJ-6082   Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle of La Ciotat: The Gabbiano-class corvette was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat by USS Endicott (  United States Navy).[160]
Usko   Finland World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Stettin, Germany. Wreck scrapped in 1945–1946.[161]
V 6803 Burgunder   Kriegsmarine World War II: The floating torpedo battery was sunk on this date.[162]
Yamateru Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea off Incheon, Korea by USS Croaker (  United States Navy).[3]

18 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Caroline   United States The 61-gross register ton, 66.6-foot (20.3 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on Wolcott Reef (57°40′15″N 154°11′45″W / 57.67083°N 154.19583°W / 57.67083; -154.19583 (Wolcott Reef)) in the Shelikof Strait on the coast of Kodiak Island in the Territory of Alaska.[163]
Eishin Maru   Japan World War II: Convy HI 71: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Rasher and USS Redfish (  United States Navy).[3][164]
HMS Fratton   Royal Navy World War II: The armed boarding vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Normandy, France by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3][165]
I-O-48   Kriegsmarine The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[166]
Kim Hup Soen   Japan World War II: The junk was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Malacca (04°00′S 99°32′E / 4.000°S 99.533°E / -4.000; 99.533) by HNLMS Zwaardvisch (  Royal Netherlands Navy).[167]
La Galissonnière   Kriegsmarine World War II: The La Galissonnière-class cruiser was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon, Var, France.[3]
HMS LCF (II)-1   Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft was sunk in the English Channel by a Kriegsmarine Marder midget submarine.[3]
Leda   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Lennox   Norway World War II: Operation Schneehuhn: The motor boat was shelled and sunk in the Van Mijenfjord, Svalbard, by U-307 (  Kriegsmarine). All three crew survived.[168]
M-27   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gironde Estuary, France.[169]
M 4207   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gironde Estuary.[3]
M 4618   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in an air raid on Brest, Finistère, France by the Royal Air Force.[3]
HMMTB 707   Royal Navy The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Ireland in a collision with L'Escarmouche (  Free French Naval Forces).[170]
Nairung   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (15°00′S 42°00′E / 15.000°S 42.000°E / -15.000; 42.000) by U-862 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 92 crew.[171]
Nansei Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MI-12: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (08°39′N 116°39′E / 8.650°N 116.650°E / 8.650; 116.650) by USS Ray (  United States Navy). Three gunners and 23 crewmen were killed.[47]
Natori   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Nagara-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Samar (12°29′N 128°49′E / 12.483°N 128.817°E / 12.483; 128.817) by USS Hardhead (  United States Navy) with the loss of 330 of her 438 crew. One hundred and eighty-three survivors rowed 300 nautical miles (560 km) to Mindanao, Philippines; 44 were rescued by USS Marshall and four by USS Stingray (both   United States Navy).
Numidia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Poreč, Yugoslavia.[3]
Olbers   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Philip Heineken   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
R 218   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Inférieure, France by HMMTB 208, HMMTB 209, HMMTB 210 and HMMTB 212 (all   Royal Navy).[3]
Sperrbrecher 152 Fauna   Germany World War II: The incomplete Sperrbrecher was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Strasbourg   Vichy France World War II: The Dunkerque-class battleship sank at Toulon following an American air raid on 15 August.
T22   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elbing-class torpedo boat wandered into a German minefield and sank in Narva Bay west of the Kurgalsky Peninsula with the loss of 143 lives.[88][172]
T30   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elbing-class torpedo boat wandered into a German minefield and sank in Narva Bay west of the Kurgalsky Peninsula with the loss of 114 lives.[88][173]
T32   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Elbing-class torpedo boat wandered into a German minefield and sank in Narva Bay west of the Kurgalsky Peninsula with the loss of 137 lives.[88][174]
Taiyō   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-71: The Taiyō-class aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°10′N 120°22′E / 18.167°N 120.367°E / 18.167; 120.367) by USS Rasher and USS Redfish (both   United States Navy).[3]
Taketoyo Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Pelawan Bay by USS Ray (  United States Navy).[47]
Teia Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-71: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°10′N 119°56′E / 18.167°N 119.933°E / 18.167; 119.933) by USS Rasher and USS Redfish (both   United States Navy). 2,316 troops, 275 other passengers, six guards, four gunners, ten specialists and 54 crewmen were killed.[3][164]
Teiyo Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy HI-71: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°10′N 120°22′E / 18.167°N 120.367°E / 18.167; 120.367) by USS Rasher and USS Redfish (both   United States Navy).[164][175]
U-107   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXB submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°46′N 3°49′W / 46.767°N 3.817°W / 46.767; -3.817) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 58 crew.
U-129   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was scuttled at Lorient, Morbihan, France. The wreck was raised and scrapped in 1946.[176]
U-621   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, Charente Maritime, France (45°52′N 2°36′W / 45.867°N 2.600°W / 45.867; -2.600) by HMCS Chaudiere, HMCS Kootenay and HMCS Ottawa (all   Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 56 crew.[177]
U-1054   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was in a collision with Peter Wessel (  Germany and was severely damaged. She was consequently decommissioned.[3]
UJ 1103 Gustav Korner   Kriegsmarine The auxiliary submarine chaser was lost in a collision off Lista, Norway.[178]
V 406 Hans Loh   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Gironde Estuary.[3]
V 6112 Friese   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk off Vardø, Norway, (70°13′N 31°04′E / 70.217°N 31.067°E / 70.217; 31.067) by M-201 (  Soviet Navy). One of her 28 crew was killed.[3][158][179]
Vesta   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Bremen in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]

19 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Awa Maru   Japan World War II: The hospital ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Bluefish (  United States Navy).[3]
Colmar   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Sea off Kirkenes, Norway by STS-206 or TKA-219 (both   Soviet Navy).[3][180][181]
Commandant Teste   Kriegsmarine World War II: The seaplane carrier was sunk by Allied bombers at Toulon, France. She was refloated in 1945 and scrapped in 1950.
F 941   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
Hayasui   Imperial Japanese Navy
 
Hayasui sinking
World War II: Convoy HI-71: The Kazahaya-class fleet oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (17°34′N 119°23′E / 17.567°N 119.383°E / 17.567; 119.383) by USS Bluefish (  United States Navy).[182]
Jean Laborde   France World War II: The cargo liner was scuttled in the Étang de Berre.[183]
M 292   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Gironde Estuary by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[3]
M 4023   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at Brest, Finistère, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
R 218   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel by surface ships.[184]
S 26   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was sunk in the Sulina branch of the Danube by a Soviet air attack.[3][8]
S 40   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat sunk in the Sulina branch by a Soviet air attack.[3][8]
S 57   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939 E-boat was sunk in the Adriatic Sea between Korčula and Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia by HMMGB 658, HMMTB 653 and HMMTB 675 (all   Royal Navy). Two crewmen were killed and nine wounded.[3][185][186]
Saint Enogat   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ETC 70: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°16′N 0°50′W / 50.267°N 0.833°W / 50.267; -0.833) by U-413 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Duke of Argyll (  Royal Navy).[187]
TKA-203   Soviet Navy World War II: The A-2 (Higgins 78')-class motor torpedo boat was sunk in the Arctic Sea off Kirkenes, Norway by M 202 (both   Kriegsmarine). Six crewmen killed, nine were taken as prisoners of war.[3][188]
Tamatsu Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy HI-71: The Mayasan Maru-class landing craft depot ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west of Vigan City, Philippines (17°34′N 119°24′E / 17.567°N 119.400°E / 17.567; 119.400) by USS Spadefish (  United States Navy).[189]
U-123   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXB submarine was scuttled at Lorient, Morbihan, France. She was raised in 1945, repaired and entered Marine Nationale service as Blaison.
U-466   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled at Toulon, Var, France.
V 6102 Köln   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Sea off Kirkenes, Norway by TK-222 and TKA-215 (  Soviet Navy). Twenty crewmen killed, five wounded.[3][190]
V 6112 Friese   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Sea off Kirkenes, Norway by M-201 (  Soviet Navy).[3][191]
Wayfarer   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Portuguese East Africa (14°30′S 42°20′E / 14.500°S 42.333°E / -14.500; 42.333) by U-862 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 51 of the 62 people aboard.[192]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Berwickshire   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy DN 68: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) east south east of Durban, South Africa (30°58′S 38°50′E / 30.967°S 38.833°E / -30.967; 38.833) by U-861 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 102 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Norwich City (  Royal Navy).[193]
Chuko Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the South China Sea off Hong Kong by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[3]
Coral   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ETC 72: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°13′N 0°48′W / 50.217°N 0.800°W / 50.217; -0.800) by U-764 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her seventeen crew. Survivors were rescued by Roebuck (  United Kingdom) and a Royal Navy motor launch.[194]
F 568   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was sunk at Constanța, Romania in a Soviet air raid.[3]
F 886   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
F 889   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
F 925   Kriegsmarine The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
M 4214 Jean Marthe   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/auxiliary minesweeper was sunk at Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
MAL 20   Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was scuttled at Dorpat to prevent capture.[6][195]
No. 12   Imperial Japanese Navy The T 51-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[196]
No. 107   Soviet Navy The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[28]
Naluca   Royal Romanian Navy World War II: The Sborul-class torpedo boat was sunk at Constanța by Soviet aircraft.[197]
Potenza   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. She was raised in 1947 and scrapped.[198]
R 37   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk at Constanța in a Soviet air raid.[3]
Richard Montgomery   United States
 
Richard Montgomery in July 2011

World War II: The Liberty ship ran aground in the Thames Estuary (51°27′57″N 0°47′12″E / 51.46583°N 0.78667°E / 51.46583; 0.78667) and was declared a total loss. She still remains there as of 17 February 2020 due to her cargo of live ammunition being deemed too dangerous to salvage.

S 42   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 torpedo boat burned during a Soviet air attack on the shipyard at Constanța where she was being repaired.[3][199]
S 45   Kriegsmarine World War II: The damaged Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was decommissioned at Constanța after being damaged earlier by a Soviet air attack.[3][199]
S 52   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Constanța in a Soviet air attack.[3][199]
S 131   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk at Constanța in a Soviet air attack.[3][199]
Schnelles Geleitboot 16   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Élan-class sloop was scuttled at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 17   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Chamois-class aviso was scuttled west of Marseille.[200]
Schnelles Geleitboot 22   Germany World War II: The uncompleted Chamois-class minesweeping sloop was scuttled at Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 25   Germany World War II: The uncompleted sloop was scuttled at Marseille.[3]
SM 206   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[74]
U-9   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IIB submarine was sunk in the Black Sea at Constanța by Soviet Air Force aircraft.
U-413   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south of Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom (50°21′N 0°01′W / 50.350°N 0.017°W / 50.350; -0.017) by HMS Forester, HMS Vidette and HMS Wensleydale (all   Royal Navy) with the loss of 45 of her 46 crew.
U-984   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (48°16′N 5°33′W / 48.267°N 5.550°W / 48.267; -5.550) by HMCS Chaudiere, HMCS Kootenay and HMCS Ottawa (all   Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 45 crew.[201]
U-1229   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IX submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°20′N 51°39′W / 42.333°N 51.650°W / 42.333; -51.650) by Grumman TBM Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Bogue (  United States Navy) with the loss of eighteen of her 59 crew.[202][203]
V 409 August Bösch   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at Les Sables-d'Olonne in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]
Yamada Maru No. 3   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Ceram Island, Netherlands East Indies by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[3]

21 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1944
Ship Country Description
HMCS Alberni   Royal Canadian Navy World War II: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (50°18′N 0°51′W / 50.300°N 0.850°W / 50.300; -0.850) by U-480 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 59 of her 90 crew. Survivors rescued by HMS MTB 469 and HMS MTB 470 (both   Royal Navy).
Albula    Switzerland World War II: The cargo was damaged in the port of Marseilles when the retreating German troops blew up the quay Traverse d'Arenc. She sank in the harbour. The crew was forced by the German to leave the ship the day before.[204]
Durban Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: convoy MASA-10: The Delagoa Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off French Indochina (11°45′N 109°46′E / 11.750°N 109.767°E / 11.750; 109.767) by USS Muskallunge (  United States Navy). Six crewmen and 509 troops were killed.[205]
F 812   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
F 814   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was wrecked on this date.[52]
F 1166   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
HMS HDML 1179   Royal Navy The Harbour Defence Motor Launch sank in a storm off Jamaica.[206]
Hako   Kriegsmarine World War II: The supply ship was scuttled as a blockship at Bayonne, Basses-Pyrénées, France. She was raised in 1945, repaired and returned to her original Belgian owners.[77]
Karibisches Mer   Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was scuttled as a blockship at Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France.[3]
Kinryu Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MI-12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°20′N 120°11′E / 13.333°N 120.183°E / 13.333; 120.183) by USS Haddo (  United States Navy). A total of 65 troops and three crewmen were killed.[207]
HMS Kite   Royal Navy World War II: The Black Swan-class sloop was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea by U-344 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 203 of her 217 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Keppel (  Royal Navy).
M 292   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Gironde Estuary, France by de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[3][208]
M 6029 Cap Noir   Kriegsmarine The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[127]
Manø   United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked on Geirfuglasker. Iceland.[209]
Norfolk Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MI-12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°23′N 120°19′E / 13.383°N 120.317°E / 13.383; 120.317) by USS Haddo (  United States Navy). A gunner and sixteen crewmen were killed.[207]
HMS Orchis   Royal Navy World War II: The Flower-class corvette was severely damaged by a mine and beached off Juno Beach, Calvados, France. Later declared a constructive total loss.[210]
RA 259   Kriegsmarine World War II: The VAS 301-class submarine chaser was sunk in Genoa Bay by Royal Navy ships.[7]
T 155   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Griefswalder Oie and was severely damaged. She was declared a total loss.[3]
Taketoyo Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MI-12: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°23′N 120°19′E / 13.383°N 120.317°E / 13.383; 120.317) by USS Guitarro, USS Haddo and USS Ray (all   United States Navy). Thirteen crewmen were killed.[3][211]
U-230   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine ran aground off Toulon, Var, France (43°07′N 06°00′E / 43.117°N 6.000°E / 43.117; 6.000). All 50 crew survived. She was subsequently scuttled during Operation Dragoon.
Uga Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy MI-12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay (13°20′N 120°11′E / 13.333°N 120.183°E / 13.333; 120.183) by USS Guitarro, USS Haddo and USS Ray (all   United States Navy). Two gunners, 96 passengers and 29 crewmen were killed.[3][212]
V 401 Jan Mayen   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Bayonne, Basses-Pyrénées, France.[3]
V 402 Dr. Adolf Spilker   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Bayonne.[3]
V 413 Ferdinand Niedermayer   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Gironde by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 236 Squadron, Royal Air Force and 404 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force.[3]
VAS 255   Marina Nazionale Repubblicana World War II: The VAS 301-class submarine chaser was sunk near Genoa by Royal Navy ships.[7]
Viper   Kriegsmarine World War II: The training ship was scuttled at Bayonne .[213]
Z23   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1934A-class destroyer was sunk at La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France in an air raid by the Royal Air Force.[3]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS Bickerton   Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea by U-354 (  Kriegsmarine). She was scuttled by HMS Vigilant (  Royal Navy) at 71°41′N 19°11′E / 71.683°N 19.183°E / 71.683; 19.183.
Claus   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.[214]
Eisbär   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Kristiansand, Norway.[215]
F 859   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
F 883   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was wrecked on this date.[52]
F 940   Kriegsmarine The Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[52]
Hakko Maru No. 2   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-24A: The Standard Merchant Type 1TL tanker was torpedoed and damaged in Pacific Ocean (18°48′N 120°46′E / 18.800°N 120.767°E / 18.800; 120.767) by USS Spadefish (  United States Navy) and beached in Pasaquin Bay, Luzon, Philippines. Later refloated but wrecked by heavy swells still in Pasaquin Bay on 18 September 1944.[216]
Hiburi   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Hiburi-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Bataan, Philippines (14°15′N 120°25′E / 14.250°N 120.417°E / 14.250; 120.417) by USS Harder (  United States Navy). One hundred and fifty-four crewmen were killed.[217]
HMS Loyalty   Royal Navy World War II: The Algerine-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of the Isle of Wight (50°09′N 0°41′W / 50.150°N 0.683°W / 50.150; -0.683) by U-480 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 55 of her 85 crew.
M 4465 Frisa IV   Kriegsmarine The guard ship was sunk on this date.[75]
HMS MTB 243   Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72'-class motor torpedo boat was expended as a target in the Mediterranean Sea.[218]
Matsuwa   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Etorofu-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Bataan (14°15′N 120°25′E / 14.250°N 120.417°E / 14.250; 120.417) by USS Harder (  United States Navy). One hundred and thirty-four crewmen, including her Captain, were killed.
HMS Nabob   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Goodwood: The Bogue-class escort carrier was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea by U-354 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 crew. She sailed to Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands where she arrived on 27 August. Declared a constructive total loss, she was beached and cannibalized for spare parts before being returned to the United States in 1946. Subsequently repaired and converted for merchant service.
Nansatsu Maru No. 2   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tang (  United States Navy).[3]
Ole Wegger   Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled as a blockship in the River Seine at Sahurs, Seine-Inférieure, France. She was raised in August 1945 but found to be uneconomic to repair and was scrapped in 1947.[219]
R 51   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was scuttled at Rouen, France.[220]
RA 251   Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper, a former VAS 301-class submarine chaser was sunk in Genoa Bay by Royal Navy ships.[7]
RA 255   Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France in a battle with Royal Navy ships.[3]
RA 259   Kriegsmarine World War II: The RA 251-class minesweeper was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Antibes in a battle with Royal Navy ships.[3]
S-148   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 motor torpedo boat was sunk by a mine.[199]
S 148   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Burgaz, Romania.[3]
Schnelles Geleitboot 16   Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship was scuttled at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône France. The wreck was scrapped in 1945.[221]
Sado   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Etorofu-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Bataan (14°15′N 120°25′E / 14.250°N 120.417°E / 14.250; 120.417) by USS Haddo and USS Harder (both   United States Navy). Seventy-two crewmen were killed.[3][207]
Sugi Maru No.5   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (11°40′N 92°45′E / 11.667°N 92.750°E / 11.667; 92.750) by HMS Statesman (  Royal Navy).[222]
Tonan Maru No. 2   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMO-23: The oiler was torpedoed and sunk in South China Sea (29°53′N 125°19′E / 29.883°N 125.317°E / 29.883; 125.317) by USS Pintado (  United States Navy). Four crewmen were killed.[223]
Tsushima Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy Namo 103: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk south west of Suwanosejima by USS Bowfin (  United States Navy) with the loss of 1,484 lives.
U-344   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Barents Sea north east of Bear Island, Norway (74°54′N 15°26′E / 74.900°N 15.433°E / 74.900; 15.433) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm based on HMS Vindex (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.[224]
V 421 Rauzan   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was on this date.[37]
V 435   Kriegsmarine The KFK-2-class naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[74]
W 22   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands by USS Batfish (  United States Navy).[3]

23 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1944
Ship Country Description
Asakaze   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kamikaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in Paluan Bay 18 nautical miles (33 km) south west of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines by USS Haddo (  United States Navy).
Christie   Norway World War II: The motor boat was bombed and sunk in the Arctic Ocean by Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft of the Soviet Naval Air Force.[225]
Clipper   Norway World War II: The motor boat was bombed and sunk in the Arctic Ocean by Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft of the Soviet Naval Air Force.[225]
Fort Yale   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ETC 72: The Fort ship struck a mine in the English Channel with the loss of one of her 67 crew. She straggled behind the convoy and was taken in tow by USS Farallon (  United States Navy) and HMS Hudson (  Royal Navy). Fort Yale was torpedoed and sunk in 17 nautical miles (31 km) south east of St. Catherine's Point,