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List of shipwrecks in June 1942

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

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Alegrete   Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°40′N 61°30′W / 13.667°N 61.500°W / 13.667; -61.500) by U-156 (  Kriegsmarine).[1]
Bushranger   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (18°15′N 82°25′W / 18.250°N 82.417°W / 18.250; -82.417) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by the cutter USCGC Nike (  United States Coast Guard).[2]
HMS Cricket   Royal Navy World War II: The Insect-class gunboat was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. She was towed to Alexandria, where she was declared a constructive total loss.[3]
Empire Starlight   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 13: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Murmansk, Soviet Union by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. Salvaged by the Soviets in 1945, repaired and returned to service as Murmansk.[4][5]
Hampton Roads   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Cape San Antonio, Cuba by U-106 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by Alcoa Pathfinder (  United States).[6]
HMAS Kuttabul   Royal Australian Navy
 
HMAS Kuttabul

World War II: Attack on Sydney Harbour: The depot ship was torpedoed and sunk in Sydney Harbour by M-24b (  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 21 crew.

M-22b   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Attack on Sydney Harbour: The Type A Ko-hyoteki-class submarine was scuttled by her crew in the Harbor.[7]
M-24b   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Attack on Sydney Harbour: The Type A Ko-hyoteki-class submarine sank after leaving the Harbor.[7]
Malmö   Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in Øresund south west of Malmö, Sweden. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.
PiLB 8   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 39 Type personnel landing craft was lost on this date.[8]
Subbotnik   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was sunk in the Port of Murmansk by German aircraft. Eight crewmen killed.[9]
Westmoreland   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) north north east of Bermuda (35°55′N 63°35′W / 35.917°N 63.583°W / 35.917; -63.583) by U-566 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 68 crew. Survivors were rescued by Cathcart (  Canada) and Henry R. Mallory (  United States).[10]
West Notus   United States World War II: The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 320 nautical miles (590 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (34°10′N 68°20′W / 34.167°N 68.333°W / 34.167; -68.333) by U-404 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by Constantinos H (  Greece) and Saentis (   Switzerland).[11]

2 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Alegrete   Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°40′N 61°30′W / 13.667°N 61.500°W / 13.667; -61.500) by U-156 (  Kriegsmarine). 19 crew were rescued by USS Tarbell (  United States Navy), the rest of her 64 crew reached land in lifeboats.[12][13]
Berganger   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) south south east of Block Island, Rhode Island, United States (39°24′N 69°50′W / 39.400°N 69.833°W / 39.400; -69.833) by U-578 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by Bañaderos (  Norway), USS Madison (  United States Navy) and the fishing vessel Mary J. Landry (  United States).[14][15]
Illinois   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) north east of Puerto Rico (approximately 24°N 60°W / 24°N 60°W / 24; -60) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Esso Montpelier (  United States).[16]
Kaynarea   Turkey World War II: The sailing ship was sunk by ramming in the Black Sea east of Rezvolo, Bulgaria (42°00′N 28°16′E / 42.000°N 28.267°E / 42.000; 28.267) by ShCh-214 (  Soviet Navy).[17]
Knoxville City   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) southeast of Cape Corrientes, Cuba (21°15′N 83°50′W / 21.250°N 83.833°W / 21.250; -83.833) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 55 crew.[18]
Mattawin   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of New York, United States (40°14′N 66°01′W / 40.233°N 66.017°W / 40.233; -66.017) by U-553 (  Kriegsmarine). All 71 people aboard were rescued by USCGC General Greene (  United States Navy) and Torvanger (  Norway).[19]
Mikhail Gromov   Soviet Union World War II: The tanker was sunk near Yalta by German aircraft. Six crewmen killed.[20]
Reine Marie Stewart   Panama World War II: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa (7°16′N 13°20′W / 7.267°N 13.333°W / 7.267; -13.333) by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina). All 11 crew survived.[5][21]
Triton   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 470 nautical miles (870 km) south east of Bermuda (26°00′N 59°34′W / 26.000°N 59.567°W / 26.000; -59.567) by U-558 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Mormacport (  United States).[22]
U-652   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Gulf of Sollum (31°55′N 25°11′E / 31.917°N 25.183°E / 31.917; 25.183) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 815 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. She was scuttled by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine). All 46 crew survived.
V 1510 Unitas 6   Kriegsmarine The Vorpostenboot struck a sunken wreck and foundered in the English Channel off Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France.[5]

3 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Aeolus   United States World War II: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) off Thatcher's Island, Massachusetts (43°07′N 66°51′W / 43.117°N 66.850°W / 43.117; -66.850) by U-432 (  Kriegsmarine). All six crew survived.[23]
Anna   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 245 nautical miles (454 km) north west of Bermuda (34°10′N 68°22′W / 34.167°N 68.367°W / 34.167; -68.367) by U-404 (  Kriegsmarine). All 17 crew were rescued.[24]
Ben and Josephine   United States World War II: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) off Thatcher's Island (43°07′N 66°51′W / 43.117°N 66.850°W / 43.117; -66.850) by U-432 (  Kriegsmarine). All eight crew survived.[25]
USS Bunting   United States Navy The coastal minesweeper collided with USS PC-569 (  United States Navy) in San Francisco Bay and sank.
City of Alma   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) north east of San Juan, Puerto Rico (23°00′N 62°30′W / 23.000°N 62.500°W / 23.000; -62.500) by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS YP-67 (  United States Navy).[26]
F 145   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk by a Soviet mine in the Black Sea.[27][28]
Høegh Giant   Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (7°17′N 43°06′W / 7.283°N 43.100°W / 7.283; -43.100) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine). All 33 crew abandoned ship. The ship was torpedoed again and sunk the next day.[29]
Iron Chieftain   Australia World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk by I-24 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Tasman Sea, 32 nautical miles (59 km) east of Manly
King Fisher   United States The 16-gross register ton, 38.1-foot (11.6 m) fishing vessel sank in Sitka Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska near Saint Lazaria Island off of Cape Edgecumbe (56°59′15″N 135°42′00″W / 56.98750°N 135.70000°W / 56.98750; -135.70000 (Cape Edgecumbe)) on Kruzof Island.[30]
Lillian   United Kingdom World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°25′N 59°30′W / 12.417°N 59.500°W / 12.417; -59.500) by U-156 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 25 people aboard.[31]
Luigi Torelli   Regia Marina World War II: The Marconi-class submarine was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by Royal Air Force Vickers Wellington aircraft of 172 Squadron. Towed by Spanish tugs to Aviles, Spain and beached to prevent sinking. Temporary repairs completed and refloated 6 June and headed to France for permanent repairs.[32]
M. F. Elliott   United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) north west of Trinidad (12°04′N 63°49′W / 12.067°N 63.817°W / 12.067; -63.817) by U-502 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by Santa Maria (  Brazil) and USS Tarbell (  United States Navy).[33]
Steel Worker   United States World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Kola Bay.[5]

4 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Akagi   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Midway: The Akagi-class aircraft carrier, a converted Amagi-class battlecruiser, was bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Midway Island by Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft based on USS Enterprise (  United States Navy), with the loss of 268 of her 2,000 crew. She was scuttled the next day by Arashi, Hagikaze, Maikaze and Nowaki (all   Imperial Japanese Navy).[34]
HMS Cocker   Royal Navy World War II: The naval whaler, an anti-submarine vessel, was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by S-57 (  Kriegsmarine). 15 of her 31 crew were killed.[35][36]
Gemstone   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was captured by Stier (  Kriegsmarine), in the South Atlantic Ocean 200 miles east of St. Paul's Rocks off Brazil. She was then scuttled by Stier with torpedoes.[37]
Iron Crown   Australia World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine I-27 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) in Bass Strait off Cape Howe 44 miles (71 km) south-southwest of Gabo Island, New South Wales, Australia (38°17′S 149°44′E / 38.283°S 149.733°E / -38.283; 149.733). Her master, one gunner, and 36 crewmen were killed. Five crewmen were rescued by SS Mulbera (  British India). Wreck located 2019.[38]
Kaga   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Midway: The Kaga-class aircraft carrier, a converted Tosa-class battleship, was bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Midway Island by Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft based on USS Enterprise (  United States Navy). with the loss of 811 of her 1,708 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hagikaze and Maikaze (both   Imperial Japanese Navy). Kaga was consequently scuttled at 30°20′N 179°17′W / 30.333°N 179.283°W / 30.333; -179.283 by Hagikaze. Wreck located 2019.[39][40]
Katharina Dorothea Fritzen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Borkum, Germany.[41]
King Fisher   United States The 15-gross register ton, 44.8-foot (13.7 m) motor halibut schooner sank five nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) off Lazaroff Island near Pilot Point, Territory of Alaska, with the loss of three lives. Her sole survivor, her captain, was rescued by a United States Navy patrol craft.[30]
Nidarnes   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (21°17′N 85°07′W / 21.283°N 85.117°W / 21.283; -85.117) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 24 crew. Survivors were rescued by Curaca (  United States).[42]
Northwestern   United States
 
Northwestern

World War II: Battle of Dutch Harbor: Beached and serving as a civilian barracks ship, the 336-foot (102.4 m) passenger steamer was bombed and set on fire at Dutch Harbor, Territory of Alaska, by aircraft from the aircraft carriers Jun'yō and Ryūjō (both   Imperial Japanese Navy), becoming a constructive total loss.[43]

Reginaldo Giuliani   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged by Allied aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea. She was taken in tow by Freccia (  Regia Marina) but sank off Benghazi, Libya the next day. There was no victim and 225 survivors.[5][44]
Sōryū   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of Midway: The Sōryū-class aircraft carrier was bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean (30°38′N 179°13′W / 30.633°N 179.217°W / 30.633; -179.217) by Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from USS Yorktown (  United States Navy) with the loss of 711 of her 1,103 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hamakaze and Isokaze (both   Imperial Japanese Navy). Sōryū was scuttled by Isokaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[45]
Toyohashi Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Toyohashi Maru-class transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Malacca Strait (07°14′N 98°06′E / 7.233°N 98.100°E / 7.233; 98.100) by HMS Trusty (  Royal Navy) with a loss of 1 crewman and 16 gunners.[5][46]

5 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Atlantic Gulf   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean 350 miles east of Beira (21°03′S 37°36′E / 21.050°S 37.600°E / -21.050; 37.600) by I-10 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[47]
C.O. Stillman   Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (17°33′N 67°55′W / 17.550°N 67.917°W / 17.550; -67.917) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 55 complement. 30 survivors sailed in two lifeboats to the Dominican Republic; 25 were rescued from four life rafts by patrol boat 83310 (  United States Navy).[48]
Delfina   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north north west of San Juan, Puerto Rico (20°22′N 67°07′W / 20.367°N 67.117°W / 20.367; -67.117 by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS YP-67 (  United States Navy) or reached land in their lifeboat.[49]
Elysia   United Kingdom World War II: The ship was shelled and torpedoed in the Indian Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) east north east of Durban, South Africa (27°19′S 37°01′E / 27.317°S 37.017°E / -27.317; 37.017) by Hokoku Maru and Aikoku Maru (both   Imperial Japanese Navy). There were 22 dead. The ship sank four days later.[50][51]
Hiryū   Imperial Japanese Navy
 
Hiryū

World War II: Battle of Midway: The aircraft carrier was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft based on USS Yorktown (  United States Navy) with the loss of almost 400 of her 1,126 crew. Survivors were rescued by Kazagumo and Makigumo (both   Imperial Japanese Navy). The United States Navy rescued 35 crew, who were detained as prisoners of war.

Johnstown   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (13°12′S 42°06′E / 13.200°S 42.100°E / -13.200; 42.100) by I-20 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of two of her 44 crew.[52][53]
L. J. Drake   United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.[54]
Maria da Glória   Portugal World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Greenland by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Sea Cloud (  United States Navy)[55][56][57]
Melvin H. Baker   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean 350 miles (560 km) east of Beira (21°44′S 36°38′E / 21.733°S 36.633°E / -21.733; 36.633) by I-10 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Survivors rescued by Twickenham (  United Kingdom).[47]
Paracury   Brazil World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea south of the Dominican Republic (17°30′N 68°34′W / 17.500°N 68.567°W / 17.500; -68.567) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine). She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[58]
Sally   Honduras World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (16°45′N 70°15′W / 16.750°N 70.250°W / 16.750; -70.250) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all four hands.[59]
Sonja Maersk   United Kingdom The cargo ship was shipwrecked off Duncan's Cove, Nova Scotia (44°29′N 63°32′W / 44.483°N 63.533°W / 44.483; -63.533).[60]
Sumiyoshi Maru No. 8   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and damaged off Truk by USS Pompano. Despite assistance from Shoko Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy) the flooding couldn't be contained. Before midnight the crew transferred without loss to Shoko Maru.[5][61]
Velma Lykes   United States World War II: The Design 1099 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yucatan Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Puerto Juárez, Quintana Roo, Mexico (21°21′N 86°36′W / 21.350°N 86.600°W / 21.350; -86.600) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by Ardenvohr (  United Kingdom).[62]

6 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Antares   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by a mine.[63]
USS Hammann   United States Navy
 
USS Hammann
World War II: Battle of Midway: The Sims-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Midway Atoll by I-168 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of over 80 of her 192 crew.
Luigi Torelli   Regia Marina World War II: The Marconi-class submarine was bombed and damaged in the Bay of Biscay by R.A.A.F. Catalina aircraft of 10 Squadron. Beached to prevent sinking at Santander, Spain. 1 crewman killed and 1 wounded. Temporary repairs completed and refloated 14 July and headed to France for permanent repairs.[32]
Mikuma   Imperial Japanese Navy
 
Mikuma
World War II: Battle of Midway: The Mogami-class cruiser was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Midway Atoll by Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft based on USS Enterprise and USS Hornet (both   United States Navy) with the loss of 650 of her 892 crew. Survivors were rescued by Arashio, Asashio and Mogami (all   Imperial Japanese Navy) and USS Trout (  United States Navy), which took two crew as prisoners of war.
Susak   Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (15°42′S 40°58′E / 15.700°S 40.967°E / -15.700; 40.967) by I-16 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[64]

7 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Castilla   Honduras World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (20°15′N 83°18′W / 20.250°N 83.300°W / 20.250; -83.300) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of the 59 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Nike (  United States Navy).[65]
Chile   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (04°17′N 13°48′W / 4.283°N 13.800°W / 4.283; -13.800) by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina) with the loss of five of her 44 crew.[5][66]
Coast Trader   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk 35 miles south west of Cape Flattery, off the Strait of Juan de Fuca (48°19′N 125°40′W / 48.317°N 125.667°W / 48.317; -125.667) by I-26 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Survivors were rescued by schooner Virginia I (  United States) and HMCS Edmundston (  Royal Canadian Navy).[67]
Edith   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) south east of Jamaica (14°33′N 74°35′W / 14.550°N 74.583°W / 14.550; -74.583) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 31 crew.[68]
USS Gannet   United States Navy World War II: The seaplane tender, a former Lapwing-class minesweeper, was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°50′N 65°38′W / 35.833°N 65.633°W / 35.833; -65.633) by the submarine U-653 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 76 crew. Survivors were rescued by the high-speed minesweeper USS Hamilton and a Martin PBM Mariner aircraft (both   United States Navy).
Hermis   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (23°08′N 84°42′W / 23.133°N 84.700°W / 23.133; -84.700) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USAT Toloa (  United States Army).[69]
Veniero   Regia Marina World War II: The Marcello-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (38°21′N 03°21′E / 38.350°N 3.350°E / 38.350; 3.350) in two separate attacks by RAF Catalina aircraft of 240 Squadron with all 58 hands.[44][70]
Wilford   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (20°27′S 36°37′E / 20.450°S 36.617°E / -20.450; 36.617) by I-10 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of nine of her 44 crew. Two survivors were rescued by a Marinha Portuguesa gunboat, the rest reached land in their lifeboats.[71]
USS Yorktown   United States Navy
 
USS Yorktown

World War II: Battle of Midway: The Yorktown-class aircraft carrier capsized and sank in the Pacific Ocean near Midway Atoll after being hit by three bombs dropped by dive bombers from the aircraft carrier Hiryū (  Imperial Japanese Navy) on 4 June and by two torpedoes fired by the submarine I-168 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) on 6 June.

8 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Aghios Georgios IV   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (16°12′S 41°00′E / 16.200°S 41.000°E / -16.200; 41.000) by I-16 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[64]
Antoniotto Usodimare   Regia Marina World War II: The Navigatori-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Sicilian Channel by Alagi (  Regia Marina). 141 crewmen were killed, there were 165 survivors.[44][72]
Christos Markettos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (05°05′S 40°53′E / 5.083°S 40.883°E / -5.083; 40.883) by I-20 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[52]
Esther   Palestine World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sidon by U-83 (  Kriegsmarine).[73]
King Lud   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean in the Mozambique Channel 350 miles (560 km) east of Beira (20°00′S 40°00′E / 20.000°S 40.000°E / -20.000; 40.000) by I-10 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Lost with all 39 military passengers and crew.[47]
Pleasantville   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°12′N 68°00′W / 34.200°N 68.000°W / 34.200; -68.000) by U-135 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Chicakasaw City (  United States) and Paderewski (  Poland).[74][75]
Rosenborg   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan Peninsula (18°47′N 85°05′W / 18.783°N 85.083°W / 18.783; -85.083) by U-504 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by Geisha (  Norway).[76]
Said   Egypt World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) southwest of Jaffa, Palestine by U-83 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 14 crew.[77]
USAT Sicilien   United States Army World War II: The Danish cargo ship requisitioned for U.S. Army operation was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of Cape Beata, Dominican Republic (17°30′N 71°20′W / 17.500°N 71.333°W / 17.500; -71.333) by U-171 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 44 of the 75 people aboard.[78][79][80]
South Africa   Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-128 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 42 crew.[81]
Sperrbrecher 15 Taragona   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was severely damaged off Scharhörn by Allied aircraft. She put into Hamburg where she was declared a constructive total loss and decommissioned.[5]
Suwied   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 140 nautical miles (260 km) south east of Cozumel, Mexico (20°00′N 84°48′W / 20.000°N 84.800°W / 20.000; -84.800) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of the 33 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Nemesis (  United States Navy).[82]
Tela   Honduras World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (18°15′N 85°20′W / 18.250°N 85.333°W / 18.250; -85.333) by U-504 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hiloa (  Colombia) and Port Montreal (  United Kingdom).[83]

9 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Bruxelles   Belgium World War II: Convoy TO 5: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) northeast of Cape Blanco, Venezuela (11°05′N 66°41′W / 11.083°N 66.683°W / 11.083; -66.683) by U-502 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 54 crew.[84]
Franklin K. Lane   United States World War II: Convoy TO 5: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) northeast of Cape Blanco (11°12′N 66°39′W / 11.200°N 66.650°W / 11.200; -66.650) by U-502 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Churchill (  Royal Navy), which scuttled the ship as she was considered a hazard to navigation.[85]
Husky   United States The 24-gross register ton, 48.5-foot (14.8 m) motor vessel sank 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Cape Constantine on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[86]
Kronprinsen   Norway World War II: Convoy BX 23A: The cargo ship, on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (42°18′N 69°15′W / 42.300°N 69.250°W / 42.300; -69.250) by U-432 (  Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow and beached at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
Mimosa   Free French Naval Forces World War II: Convoy ON 100: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 65 of her 69 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Assiniboine (  Royal Canadian Navy).[87]
Stureborg   Sweden World war II: The cargo ship was bombed, torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea southwest of Cyprus by Regia Aeronautica aircraft. The ship sailed in the Red Cross aid for Greece, and was on the way to Haifa to fetch wheat for Greece. Ten crew and a Swiss Red Cross representative died in the sinking. The ten survivors managed to get onto a raft, but only one survived until it reached land near Gaza on 22 June.[5][88]
Typhoon   Palestine World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) west of Sidon by U-83 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[89]
Zaffiro   Regia Marina World War II: The Sirena-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (38°21′N 03°21′E / 38.350°N 3.350°E / 38.350; 3.350) in two separate attacks by RAF Catalina aircraft of 240 Squadron with all 49 hands.[44][90]

10 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Abkhaziya   Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship was bombed and sunk at Sevastopol by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. 8 crewmen killed. Wreck raised and scrapped in 1951.[5][91]
Alioth   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina).[5]
Ardenvohr   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°45′N 80°20′W / 12.750°N 80.333°W / 12.750; -80.333) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 54 crew. The survivors, and all 17 survivors from Velma Lykes (  United States), were rescued by USS Barry, USS Edison (both   United States Navy) and Flora (  Netherlands).[92]
Athene   Norway World War II: Convoy AT 49: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (31°12′N 28°10′E / 31.200°N 28.167°E / 31.200; 28.167) by U-558 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 31 crew.[93][94]
RFA Brambleleaf   Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (31°12′N 28°10′E / 31.200°N 28.167°E / 31.200; 28.167) by U-558 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 60 crew. Survivors abandoned ship were rescued by Vasilissa Olga (  Greece Navy). Brambleleaf was subsequently towed to Alexandria, Egypt and used as a hulk. She sank on 15 September 1944 and was declared a total loss. Scrapped at La Spezia, Liguria, Italy in April 1953.[95]
Empire Clough   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 100: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 49 crew. She was on her maiden voyage. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Argus (  Portugal) and HMS Dianthus (  Royal Navy).
L A Christensen   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°44′N 63°54′W / 27.733°N 63.900°W / 27.733; -63.900) by U-129 (  Kriegsmarine). All 31 crew were rescued by Bill (  Norway).[96]
Haugarland   Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea off Terschelling, Netherlands. She sank the next day.[97]
Havre   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy AT 49: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Alexandria, Egypt by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Parktown (  Royal Navy).[98]
USAT Merrimack   United States Army World War II: The Design 1099 troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Cozumel (19°47′N 85°55′W / 19.783°N 85.917°W / 19.783; -85.917) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 43 of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by Argentina (  United States) and USS Borie (  United States Navy).[99][100]
Port Montreal   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°17′N 80°20′W / 12.283°N 80.333°W / 12.283; -80.333) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of the 88 people aboard. All 45 crew survived, as well as 41 of the 43 survivors from Tela (  Honduras). They were rescued by the schooner Hiloa (  Colombia).[101]
Ramsay   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 100: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°53′N 34°59′W / 51.883°N 34.983°W / 51.883; -34.983) by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Vervain (  Royal Navy).[102]
Surrey   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°45′N 80°20′W / 12.750°N 80.333°W / 12.750; -80.333) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 67 crew. Survivors were rescued by Flora (  Netherlands), Potomac (  Panama) and the schooner Resolute (  Colombia).[103]
Svobodney   Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelnyy-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in South Bay, Sevastopol by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[104]

11 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1942
Ship Country Description
American   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Honduras (17°58′N 84°28′W / 17.967°N 84.467°W / 17.967; -84.467) by U-504 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Kent (  United Kingdom).[105]
Ardeal   Romania World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by A-5 (  Soviet Navy).[5]
Crijnssen   Netherlands World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (18°14′N 82°11′W / 18.233°N 82.183°W / 18.233; -82.183) by U-504 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 93 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Lebore (  United States).[106]
Fort Good Hope   United Kingdom World War II: The Fort ship, on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°19′N 80°16′W / 10.317°N 80.267°W / 10.317; -80.267) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Erie (  United States Navy).[107][108]
F. W. Abrams   United States World War II: The tanker struck an American mine and sank off the east coast of the United States (34°49′N 75°48′W / 34.817°N 75.800°W / 34.817; -75.800). All 36 crew were rescued.[109][110]
Geo H. Jones   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 111: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (45°40′N 22°40′W / 45.667°N 22.667°W / 45.667; -22.667) by U-455 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of the 42 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMIS Orissa (  Royal Indian Navy).[111]
Hagan   United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the north coast of Cuba (22°00′N 77°30′W / 22.000°N 77.500°W / 22.000; -77.500) by U-157 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 44 crew.[112]
Lylepark   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic Ocean by Michel (  Kriegsmarine). 20 crewmen killed.[113]
MRS-11 Osnabruck   Kriegsmarine World War II: The support ship was mined and sunk off Tallinn, Estonia. 84 crewmen killed. Later salvaged.[114]
Mahronda   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (14°37′S 40°58′E / 14.617°S 40.967°E / -14.617; 40.967) by I-20 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[52]
Pontypridd   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 100: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-569 (  Kriegsmarine). She was then torpedoed and sunk (49°50′N 41°37′W / 49.833°N 41.617°W / 49.833; -41.617) by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Chambly (  Royal Canadian Navy) apart from the captain, who was taken aboard U-569 as a prisoner of war.[115]
Sheherazade   Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (28°41′N 91°20′W / 28.683°N 91.333°W / 28.683; -91.333) with the loss of one of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by the fishing vessels Midshipman and 40 Fathoms (both   United States).[116]

12 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Bojan   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Saßnitz, Germany.[5]
Burma Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Siam by USS Swordfish (  United States Navy). The wreck was discovered in Feb. 2017 by an international team of tec divers.[117][118]
Cities Service Toledo   United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (29°02′N 91°59′W / 29.033°N 91.983°W / 29.033; -91.983) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by Belinda (  Norway), Gulfking (  United States) and San Antonio (  Panama).[119]
Clifton Hall   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (16°25′S 40°10′E / 16.417°S 40.167°E / -16.417; 40.167) by I-20 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[52]
Dartford   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 100: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°19′N 41°33′W / 49.317°N 41.550°W / 49.317; -41.550) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by Gothland (  United Kingdom).[120]
HMS Grove   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy MW 11: The Hunt-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt by U-77 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 110 of her 189 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Tetcott (  Royal Navy).
Guatemala   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Cape Three Points, Australia by I-21 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Crew rescued by HMAS Doomba (  Royal Australian Navy).[121]
Hardwicke Grange   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north of Puerto Rico (25°45′N 65°45′W / 25.750°N 65.750°W / 25.750; -65.750) by U-129 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 78 crew. Survivors were rescued by Athelprince (  United Kingdom) and another ship, or reached land in their lifeboats.[122]
Hellenic Trader   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (14°40′S 40°53′E / 14.667°S 40.883°E / -14.667; 40.883) by I-20 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[52]
M 4212   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay. 11 crewmen killed.[5][123]
Senta   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Weser by aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[5]

13 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1942
Ship Country Description
CB-5   Regia Marina World War II: The CB-class midget submarine was sunk by Soviet aircraft, or D-3 (  Soviet Navy), in Yalta Harbor.[124][125]
Clan Macquarrie   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina).[126]
HMS Farouk   Royal Navy World War II: The Q-ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Al-Ramkin Island, Lebanon (34°19′N 35°44′E / 34.317°N 35.733°E / 34.317; 35.733) by U-83 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 18 crew.[127]
Gruzyia   Soviet Union World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk at Sevastopol by German aircraft. Her cargo of ammunition exploded resulting in most of the 4,000 troops on board being killed.[124]
Konan Maru   Japan World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Yap, Carolina Islands (6°08′N 138°28′E / 6.133°N 138.467°E / 6.133; 138.467) by USS Sargo (  United States Navy).[128]
Shch-405   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland. Wreck located 2018.[129]
SKA-092   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel was bombed and sunk at Sevastopol by German aircraft.[124]
SP-40   Soviet Navy World War II: The motor vessel was bombed and sunk at Sevastopol by German aircraft.[124]
Sixaola   United States World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Bocas del Toro, Panama (9°41′N 81°10′W / 9.683°N 81.167°W / 9.683; -81.167) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of the 201 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Carolinian (  United States) and USS Niagara (  United States Navy) or reached land in their lifeboats and liferafts.[130]
Solon Turman   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) north of Cristóbal, Canal Zone (10°45′N 80°24′W / 10.750°N 80.400°W / 10.750; -80.400) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by the schooners Envoy and Zaroma (both   Colombia).[131]
Supetar   Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) south of Beira, Mozambique.[132]
T-413   Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 58 type minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Cape Fiolenx by German aircraft.[5]
TsCh-27   Soviet Navy World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk at Sevastopol by German aircraft.[124]
U-157   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Havana, Cuba (24°13′N 82°03′W / 24.217°N 82.050°W / 24.217; -82.050) by USCGC Thetis (  United States Navy) with the loss of all 52 crew.

14 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Aagtekerk   Netherlands World War II: Convoy MW 11: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 and Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[5]
Bhutan   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MW 11: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe.[5]
Gunvor   Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of the Key West Lighthouse, Florida, United States (25°00′N 81°45′W / 25.000°N 81.750°W / 25.000; -81.750) with the loss of two of her 22 crew.[133]
HMS Hasty   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Vigorous: The H-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Sirte, Libya by S-55 (  Kriegsmarine). She was scuttled on 15 June by HMS Hotspur (  Royal Navy).
Kaaparen   Sweden World War II: Convoy HX 194: The cargo ship collided with Tungsha (  Norway) at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as the convoy was forming and consequently sank.[134]
Lebore   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) north of Cristóbal, Panama (12°53′N 80°40′W / 12.883°N 80.667°W / 12.883; -80.667) by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 94 people aboard. Survivors, including all those from Crijnssen (  Netherlands), were rescued by USS Erie and USS Tattnall (both   United States Navy).[135]
HMS Liverpool   Royal Navy World War II: The Town-class cruiser was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of the Regia Aeronautica. She was taken in tow by HMS Antelope (  Royal Navy). Repairs took until July 1943 to complete.
HM MTB 259   Royal Navy The ELCO 70'-class motor torpedo boat, sank in the Mediterranean Sea while being towed from Malta to Alexandria.[136]
Olivia   Netherlands World War II: The tanker was sunk in the Indian Ocean by Thor (  Kriegsmarine).[137]
Regent   Latvia World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west of the Cayman Islands (17°50′N 84°10′W / 17.833°N 84.167°W / 17.833; -84.167) by U-504 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 25 crew.[138]
Tanimbar   Netherlands World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of the Regia Aeronautica.[5]

15 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Airedale   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Vigorous: The Hunt-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete (33°50′N 24°00′E / 33.833°N 24.000°E / 33.833; 24.000) by Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 aircraft with the loss of 45 of her 178 crew. She was scuttled the next day by HMS Aldenham (  Royal Navy).[139]
HMS Bedouin   Royal Navy
 
HMS Bedouin

World War II: Operation Harpoon: The Tribal-class destroyer was disabled by naval gunfire from the cruisers Raimondo Montecuccoli and Eugenio di Savoia (both   Regia Marina), torpedoed by Italian aircraft and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Pantelleria, Italy, with the loss of 28 of her 241 crew.

Bennestvet   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (10°47′N 82°12′W / 10.783°N 82.200°W / 10.783; -82.200) by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-458 (  United States Navy).[140]
Burdwan   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Harpoon: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe. After a botched attempt by the destroyer Badsworth (  Royal Navy) to scuttle her, she was consequently abandoned[5] and finished off by cruisers Raimondo Montecuccoli and Eugenio di Savoia and destroyers Ascari and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).
Cardina   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic off the coast of Brazil by Archimede (  Regia Marina).[5]
Chant   United States World War II: Operation Harpoon, Convoy WS 19Z: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (36°25′N 11°40′E / 36.417°N 11.667°E / 36.417; 11.667) by aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe with the loss of four of the 85 people on board. She was consequently abandoned.[5][141][142]
City of Oxford   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 84: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (43°42′N 18°12′W / 43.700°N 18.200°W / 43.700; -18.200) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).[143]
Cold Harbor   Panama World War II: The Design 1022 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) north west of Trinidad (11°40′N 62°55′W / 11.667°N 62.917°W / 11.667; -62.917) by U-502 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by Exmouth, Kahula (both   United States) and USS Opal (  United States Navy).[144]
Dutch Princess   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°46′N 60°06′W / 13.767°N 60.100°W / 13.767; -60.100) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine). All nine crew survived.[145]
Etrib   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 84: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of A Coruña, Spain (43°18′N 17°38′W / 43.300°N 17.633°W / 43.300; -17.633) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of the 45 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Marigold (  Royal Navy).[146]
Frimaire   Vichy France World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 60 crew.[147]
Kentucky   United Kingdom
 
Kentucky on fire after being shelled by the Italian naval squadron

World War II: Operation Harpoon: The tanker was bombed and crippled in the Mediterranean Sea by aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe. After a botched attempt by the minesweeper HMS Hebe (  Royal Navy) to scuttle her, Kentucky was abandoned[5] and finished off by cruisers Raimondo Montecuccoli and Eugenio di Savoia and destroyers Ascari and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).

HMT Kingston Ceylonite   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy KN 109: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in Chesapeake Bay (36°52′N 75°51′W / 36.867°N 75.850°W / 36.867; -75.850) off Virginia Beach, Virginia with the loss of 18 of her 32 crew.[148][149]
M-95   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was sunk by a mine. The wreck was located in 2015.[150]
HM MTB 201   Royal Navy World War II: the White 73'-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and damaged by German surface craft, sank later under tow.[151]
No. 61   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[152]
HMS Newcastle   Royal Navy World War II: The Town-class cruiser was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by S 56 (  Kriegsmarine). Repairs took until March 1943 to complete.
Nampo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk off Corregidor (14°00′N 120°00′E / 14.000°N 120.000°E / 14.000; 120.000) by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[5][153][154]
HMAS Nestor   Royal Australian Navy
 
HMAS Nestor

World War II: Operation Vigorous: The N-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Crete by Regia Aeronautica aircraft with the loss of four crew. She was taken in tow by HMS Javelin (  Royal Navy) but was scuttled the next day.

Pelayo   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 84: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) north west of A Coruña (43°18′N 17°38′W / 43.300°N 17.633°W / 43.300; -17.633 by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of the 47 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Copeland (  United Kingdom).[155]
RD 7   Regia Marina World War II: The RD-class minesweeper was sunk off Saronikus by a mine.[156]
Robert C. Tuttle   United States World War II: Convoy KN 109: The tanker struck a mine and sank in Chesapeake Bay (36°52′N 75°51′W / 36.867°N 75.850°W / 36.867; -75.850) with the loss of one of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-474 (  United States Navy). The ship was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[157]
Scottsberg   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of Grenada (11°51′N 62°56′W / 11.850°N 62.933°W / 11.850; -62.933) by U-502 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by Kahuku (  United States).[158]
Slemdal   Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: Convoy HG 84: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) west north west of A Coruña (43°18′N 17°38′W / 43.300°N 17.633°W / 43.300; -17.633) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine). All 37 crew were rescued by Copeland (  United Kingdom) and HMS Marigold (  Royal Navy).[159][160]
Thurso   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) off Cape Finisterre, Spain (43°41′N 18°02′W / 43.683°N 18.033°W / 43.683; -18.033) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Marigold (  Royal Navy).
Trento   Regia Marina World War II: The Trento-class cruiser was torpedoed and damaged by a Bristol Beaufort aircraft of 217 Squadron, Royal Air Force. She was then torpedoed and sunk by HMS Umbra (  Royal Navy). There were 570 dead and 581 survivors.[5][44]
West Hardaway   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Grenada (11°50′N 62°15′W / 11.833°N 62.250°W / 11.833; -62.250) by U-502 (  Kriegsmarine). All 50 crew were rescued by Maracaibo (  Venezuela).[161]

16 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Argo   Finland World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland between Bogskär and Utö, Finland (59°21′N 20°14′E / 59.350°N 20.233°E / 59.350; 20.233) by ShCh-317 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of nine crew.[162][163][164]
Arkansan   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Grenada (12°07′N 62°51′W / 12.117°N 62.850°W / 12.117; -62.850) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Pastores (  United States Navy).[165]
Cherokee   United States World War II: Convoy XB 25: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts by U-87 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 86 of the 169 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Escanaba (  United States Navy) and Norlago (  United States).[166]
Coldbrook   United States World War II: The 5,094-gross register ton, 390-foot (118.9 m) cargo ship was destroyed by Imperial Japanese Navy forces near Middleton Island about 75 nautical miles (139 km; 86 mi) south of Cordova, Territory of Alaska. Some reports indicate she was sunk, others that she was beached on Middleton Island and abandoned there after salvage efforts failed.[167]
HMS Hermione   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Vigorous / Convoy MW 11: The Dido-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete (33°20′N 26°00′E / 33.333°N 26.000°E / 33.333; 26.000) by U-205 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 87 of her 527 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Aldenham, HMS Beaufort and HMS Exmoor (all   Royal Navy).[168]
Kahuku   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of Grenada (11°54′N 63°07′W / 11.900°N 63.117°W / 11.900; -63.117) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of the 109 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Minataora (  Venezuela), USS Opal and USS YP-63 (both   United States Navy).[169]
ORP Kujawiak   Marynarka Wojenna Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej World War II: Operation Harpoon: The Hunt-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta with the loss of 13 of her 160 crew.
Managua   Nicaragua World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (24°05′N 81°40′W / 24.083°N 81.667°W / 24.083; -81.667) by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine). All 25 crew survived.[170]
Nueva Altagracia   Dominican Republic World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (13°27′N 65°35′W / 13.450°N 65.583°W / 13.450; -65.583) by U-161 (  Kriegsmarine). All eight crew survived.[171]
Plus   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Weser.[5]
Port Nicholson   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy XB 25: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Boston, Massachusetts by U-87 (  Kriegsmarine), with the loss of six of her 91 crew.
HMT Tranquil   Royal Navy The naval trawler was sunk off the Downs (51°13′N 1°28′E / 51.217°N 1.467°E / 51.217; 1.467) in a collision with cargo ship Deal (  United Kingdom).[172]

17 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Millinocket   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off La Isabela, Cuba (23°12′N 79°58′W / 23.200°N 79.967°W / 23.200; -79.967) by U-129 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by Cuban fishing vessels.[173]
Moira   Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east south east of Port Isabel, Texas, United States (25°35′N 96°20′W / 25.583°N 96.333°W / 25.583; -96.333) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 19 crew. Survivors were rescued by US fishing vessels.[174]
San Blas   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (25°26′N 95°33′W / 25.433°N 95.550°W / 25.433; -95.550) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy.[175]
Santore   United States World War II: Convoy KS 511: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Chesapeake Bay (36°52′N 75°51′W / 36.867°N 75.850°W / 36.867; -75.850) with the loss of three of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by United States Coast Guard vessels. The wreck was scrapped in 1954.[176]
HMS Wild Swan   Royal Navy World War II: The W-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 aircraft with the loss of 31 crew.

18 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Belostok   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was sunk near Balaklava by S 102 (  Kriegsmarine). 388 crewmen and passengers killed.[20]
Flora   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (11°55′N 72°36′W / 11.917°N 72.600°W / 11.917; -72.600) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 37 people aboard.[177]
Motorex   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea northwest of Colón, Panama (10°10′N 81°30′W / 10.167°N 81.500°W / 10.167; -81.500) by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 21 crew.[178]
Nissan Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The 6,537-ton oiler burned and sank in 100 feet (30 m) of water at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands after suffering bomb hits during a raid by three Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, four Consolidated B-24 Liberator and one LB-30 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Forces 11th Air Force. One of her crewmen was killed.[179][180]
R 41   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Seine Bay by Albrighton, HM SGB 6, HM SGB 7 and HM SGB 8 (all   Royal Navy).[5]
HMS SGB 7   Royal Navy World War II: The steam gun boat was sunk in the Seine Bay by R 41 (  Kriegsmarine).[5]
Seattle Spirit   United States World War II: Convoy ONS 102: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (50°24′N 42°37′W / 50.400°N 42.617°W / 50.400; -42.617) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Agassiz (  Royal Canadian Navy), which scuttled the ship.[181]
Turquoise   Germany World War II: The cargo ship ran aground in the English Channel six nautical miles (11 km) off Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Lower Normandy, France and was wrecked. She was being chased by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats at time of loss.[182]

19 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Ante Matkovic   Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (11°35′N 72°55′W / 11.583°N 72.917°W / 11.583; -72.917) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 29 crew.[183]
Belostok   Soviet Union World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by S 102 (  Kriegsmarine).[5]
Carlotta   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by a mine in the Adriatic Sea. There was 12 survivors.[44][184]
Cheerio   United States World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Mona, Puerto Rico (18°02′N 67°40′W / 18.033°N 67.667°W / 18.033; -67.667) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine). All nine crew were rescued by USS CG-459 (  United States Navy).[185]
Number 2263   Germany World War II: The fishing schooner was sunk by a mine in the Sea of Azov near Mariopul. Two crewmen killed.[186]
Orion   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Visby, Sweden with the loss of one of her 22 crew.[187]
R-41   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Seine Estuary.[188]
USS S-27   United States Navy The S-class submarine ran aground on St. Makarias Point, Kiska. Efforts to refloat her failed and she was abandoned on 25 June.[189]
HM SGB 7   Royal Navy World War II: The steam gun boat was shelled and sunk in the Seine Bay by Kriegsmarine surface units.[190]
ShCh-214   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk by MAS 571 (  Regia Marina) near Cape Ai-Todor in the Black Sea. lost with all crew and passengers except two crewmen taken as prisoners of war.[191][125]
USS YP-389   United States Navy World War II: The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina by U-701 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 25 crew.[192]

20 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Danubius   Romania World War II: The barge was mined and sunk off Ak-Mechet, Crimea in the Black Sea.[193]
HMS LCT 119   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class Landing craft tank was lost off Tobruk.[194]
HMS LCT 150   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class landing craft tank was lost off Tobruk.[195]

21 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Alcoa Cadet   United States World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine, broke in two and sank in the Kola Inlet off Murmansk. The whole crew rescued by nearby ships.[196]
Ekno   Sweden World War II: The ore carrier struck a mine and sank in the Weser.[5]
Keijo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by USS S-44 (  United States Navy). 63 crewmen killed. 62 crewmen rescued by W-20 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[197]
No. 125   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[198]
No. 0155   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[198]
HMS P514   Royal Navy World War II: The R-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by HMCS Georgian (  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 29 crew.
HMSAS Parktown   South African Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by a Regia Marina MAS motor torpedo boat with the loss of one crew member.[139]
Reichenfels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (34°43′N 11°58′E / 34.717°N 11.967°E / 34.717; 11.967) by Royal Air Force aircraft.[139]
Strale   Regia Marina World War II: The Freccia-class destroyer was damaged by Royal Navy Fairey Swordfish torpedo planes and run aground at Ras el Amar to prevent sinking. One crewman was killed, there were 222 survivors. Efforts to refloat her were unsuccessful. The wreck was torpedoed and destroyed by HMS Turbulent (  Royal Navy) on 8 August 1942.[44][199]
West Ira   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south east of Barbados by U-128 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by Macuba (  Netherlands) or reached land in their lifeboats.[200]

22 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Ada Gorthon   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea west of Gotland (57°09′N 18°00′E / 57.150°N 18.000°E / 57.150; 18.000) by the submarine Shch-317 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of 14 of her 22 crew.[162][201]
E. J. Sadler   United States World War II: The tanker was sunk by gunfire in the Caribbean Sea (15°36′N 67°52′W / 15.600°N 67.867°W / 15.600; -67.867) by the submarine U-159 (  Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by the destroyer USS Biddle (  United States Navy).[202]
Laura   United States The 15-gross register ton, 44-foot (13.4 m) tug was destroyed by fire at Wood Island in the Territory of Alaska.[203]
No. 73   Soviet Navy The Sh-4 Type motor torpedo boat was lost.[204]
No. 83   Soviet Navy The Sh-4 Type motor torpedo boat was lost.[204]
Rio Tercero   Argentina World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) east of New York by the submarine U-202 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 42 crew.[205]
Sperrbrecher 14 Brockenheim   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine in the Bay of Biscay off Royan, Charente-Maritime, France, and was severely damaged. Declared a total loss, she was scuttled as a blockship on 25 August.[5]

23 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Arriaga   Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (13°08′N 62°16′W / 13.133°N 62.267°W / 13.133; -62.267) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Colombian fishing vessel.[206]
Andrea Brøvig   Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Trinidad (12°10′N 59°10′W / 12.167°N 59.167°W / 12.167; -59.167) by U-128 (  Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew survived.[207]
USAT Major General Henry Gibbins   United States Army World War II: The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 375 nautical miles (694 km) west of Key West, Florida (24°35′N 87°45′W / 24.583°N 87.750°W / 24.583; -87.750) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine). All 68 people aboard survived.
Rawleigh Warner   United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 50 miles (80 km) south of South Pass, Louisiana (28°53′N 89°15′W / 28.883°N 89.250°W / 28.883; -89.250) by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 33 crew.[208]
Resolute   Colombia World War II: The schooner was stopped and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (13°15′N 80°30′W / 13.250°N 80.500°W / 13.250; -80.500) by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her ten crew.[209]
Sant' Antonio   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the coast of Libya (31°53′N 16°35′E / 31.883°N 16.583°E / 31.883; 16.583) by HMS Thrasher (  Royal Navy). There were 4 dead and 31 survivors.[5][44][210]
Smishlionny   Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelnyy-class destroyer was mined and sunk in the Black Sea.[211]
Sperrbrecher 183 Quack   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Dunkerque, Nord, France.[5]
Torvanger   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (39°40′N 41°30′W / 39.667°N 41.500°W / 39.667; -41.500) by U-84 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 37 crew. Some of the survivors were rescued by Ruys (  Netherlands) and others reached land in their lifeboat.[212]

24 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Gossamer   Royal Navy World War II: The Halcyon-class minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 5, Luftwaffe off the Kola Inlet (68°59′N 33°03′E / 68.983°N 33.050°E / 68.983; 33.050) .[5][213]
Madoera   Netherlands World War II: Convoy ON 166: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (46°02′N 39°20′W / 46.033°N 39.333°W / 46.033; -39.333) by U-653 (  Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her 86 crew. 16 crew reboarded the ship at daybreak and she reached St. John's, Newfoundland on 1 March. Other survivors were rescued by USS Belknap (  United States Navy), U-591 and U-753 (both   Kriegsmarine) but 62 crew were lost.[214]
John R. Williams   United States World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey (38°45′N 74°50′W / 38.750°N 74.833°W / 38.750; -74.833) by U-373 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 18 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS YP-334 (  United States Navy).[215]
Ljubica Matkovic   Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°30′N 75°40′W / 34.500°N 75.667°W / 34.500; -75.667) by U-404 (  Kriegsmarine). All 30 crew survived.[216]
Regulus   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Gulf of Sirte, 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) west of Qaminis, Libya by HMS Turbulent (  Royal Navy). There was no casualty.[44][217]
Willimantic   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (25°55′N 51°58′W / 25.917°N 51.967°W / 25.917; -51.967) by U-156 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 38 crew. The captain was taken aboard U-156 as a prisoner of war. Other survivors were rescued by Tamerlane (  Norway) or reached land in their lifeboats.[218]

25 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Anglo-Canadian   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (25°12′N 55°31′W / 25.200°N 55.517°W / 25.200; -55.517) by U-153 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 50 crew.[219]
Manuela   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina (34°3′N 75°40′W / 34.050°N 75.667°W / 34.050; -75.667) by U-404 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS CG-408, USS CG-483 (both   United States Navy) and HMT Norwich City (  Royal Navy). USS CG-252 (  United States Navy) took Manuela in tow but she later foundered.[220]
Nordal   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) east of Cape Lookout (34°20′N 75°40′W / 34.333°N 75.667°W / 34.333; -75.667) by U-404 (  Kriegsmarine). All 32 crew survived.[221][222]
Yamakaze   Imperial Japanese Navy
 
Yamakaze seen from the periscope of USS Nautilus
World War II: The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk with all 227 hands in the Pacific Ocean 60 miles south of Yokosuka, Kanagawa (34°34′N 140°26′E / 34.567°N 140.433°E / 34.567; 140.433) by USS Nautilus (  United States Navy).

26 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1942
Ship Country Description
A-1   Soviet Navy World War II: The AG-class submarine was scuttled at Sevastopol.[223]
Avionia   Italy The cargo ship caught fire in the port of Heraklion, Greece, and was scuttled. There was no casualty.[44][224]
Bezuprechny   Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer was bombed and sunk south of The Crimea in the Black Sea by German Junkers Ju 88 aircraft.[225]
Jagersfontein   Netherlands World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (32°02′N 54°53′W / 32.033°N 54.883°W / 32.033; -54.883) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine). All 220 people aboard were rescued by St Cergue (   Switzerland).[226]
Matagalpa   United States Army The cargo ship, an extensively rebuilt former Clemson-class destroyer, caught fire at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was not repaired, and was scuttled in 1947.
Pedrinhas   Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) north east of Puerto Rico (23°07′N 62°06′W / 23.117°N 62.100°W / 23.117; -62.100) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine). All 48 crew survived.[227]
Putney Hill   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) north east of Puerto Rico (24°20′N 63°16′W / 24.333°N 63.267°W / 24.333; -63.267) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Saxifrage (  Royal Navy).[228]
Quand Méme   France World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay/[5]
S-32   Soviet Navy World War II: The Soviet S-class submarine was lost, probably bombed by German aircraft, off Sevastopol.[229]
Tamesis   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. She was abandoned by her crew, but some of them later reboarded her and beached her in the Hatteras Inlet. Later repaired and returned to service.[230]
Thomas McKean   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (22°00′N 60°00′W / 22.000°N 60.000°W / 22.000; -60.000) by U-505 (  Kriegsmarine).[231]
Yakobinets   Soviet Navy World War II: The Dekabrist-class submarine was scuttled at Sevastopol.[5]

27 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Las Choapas   Mexico World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico north of Tecotutla (20°15′N 96°20′W / 20.250°N 96.333°W / 20.250; -96.333) by U-129 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 32 crew.[232]
Leiv Eiriksson   Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°18′N 59°57′W / 13.300°N 59.950°W / 13.300; -59.950) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy submarine chaser.[233]
MO-201   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class guard ship was sunk off Seiskari by Luftwaffe aircraft.[5]
Moldanger   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) south east of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (38°03′N 70°52′W / 38.050°N 70.867°W / 38.050; -70.867) by U-404 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Buctouche (  Royal Canadian Navy), USS PC-495 (  United States Navy) and Washington Express (  Norway).[234][235]
No. 061   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[198]
No. 112   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[152]
No. 142   Soviet Navy The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[236]
No. 201   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[198]
Polybius   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°55′N 57°40′W / 10.917°N 57.667°W / 10.917; -57.667) by U-128 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by Clarona (flag unknown) and Dracos (  Netherlands).[237]
Potlatch   United States World war II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (19°20′N 53°18′W / 19.333°N 53.300°W / 19.333; -53.300) by U-153 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 55 crew.[238]
Tuxpam   Mexico World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 40 nautical miles (74 km) north east of Gutiérrez Zamora (20°15′N 96°20′W / 20.250°N 96.333°W / 20.250; -96.333) by U-129 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 31 crew.[239]

28 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Frielinghaus   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Borkum, Germany.[240]
Hattie B   United States The 8-gross register ton 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel sank off Cape Ommaney (56°10′00″N 134°40′20″W / 56.16667°N 134.67222°W / 56.16667; -134.67222 (Cape Ommaney)) in Southeast Alaska.[86]
Memas   Greece World War II: Convoy Metril: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) south south west of Haifa, Palestine (32°27′N 34°43′E / 32.450°N 34.717°E / 32.450; 34.717) by U-97 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 25 crew.[241]
Queen Victoria   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean in the Mozambique Channel east of Beira (21°15′S 40°30′E / 21.250°S 40.500°E / -21.250; 40.500) by I-10 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Lost with all 48 crewmen.[47]
Raphael Semmes   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 875 nautical miles (1,620 km) east of Cape Canaveral, Florida (29°30′N 64°30′W / 29.500°N 64.500°W / 29.500; -64.500) by U-332 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 1 passenger and 18 crewmen. Survivors were rescued by Explorer (  United States) on 16 July.[242]
Saikyo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 190 miles north of Yap (12°41′N 136°22′E / 12.683°N 136.367°E / 12.683; 136.367) by USS Stingray (  United States Navy).[5][243]
Savona   Germany The cargo ship ran aground in the Mediterranean Sea and was wrecked.[139]
Sam Houston   United States World War II: The Liberty ship, on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (19°21′N 62°22′W / 19.350°N 62.367°W / 19.350; -62.367) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Courier (  United States Navy).[244][245]
Sea Thrush   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 425 nautical miles (787 km) north east of San Juan, Puerto Rico (22°38′N 60°59′W / 22.633°N 60.983°W / 22.633; -60.983) by U-505 (  Kriegsmarine). All 66 crew were rescued by USS Surprise (  United States Navy).[246]
Tillie Lykes   United States World War II: The Design 1099 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (16°57′N 69°45′W / 16.950°N 69.750°W / 16.950; -69.750) by U-154 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 33 crew.[247]
William Rockefeller   United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (35°07′N 75°07′W / 35.117°N 75.117°W / 35.117; -75.117) by U-701 (  Kriegsmarine). All 50 crew abandoned ship and were rescued by USS CG-460 (  United States Navy). The ship was torpedoed and sunk the next day by U-701 at 35°11′N 75°07′W / 35.183°N 75.117°W / 35.183; -75.117.[248]
Zealand   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy Metril: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) south south west of Haifa (32°27′N 34°43′E / 32.450°N 34.717°E / 32.450; 34.717) by U-97 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Islay (  Royal Navy).[249]

29 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1942
Ship Country Description
Diana   Regia Marina World War II: The Diana-class aviso was torpedoed and sunk in the Bomba Bay by HMS Thrasher (  Royal Navy). She was carrying 297 men to Tobruk and there were 336 dead and only 119 survivors.[5][44][210][250][circular reference]
Empire Mica   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Apalachicola, Florida (29°25′N 85°17′W / 29.417°N 85.283°W / 29.417; -85.283) by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by the motorboats Countess and Sea Dream (both   United States).[4][251]
Everalda   Latvia World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 360 nautical miles (670 km) south south west of Bermuda (31°00′N 70°45′W / 31.000°N 70.750°W / 31.000; -70.750) by U-158 (  Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew survived, two of them were taken aboard U-158 as prisoners of war, and were killed the next day when the U-boat was sunk.[252]
Goviken   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (13°15′S 41°35′E / 13.250°S 41.583°E / -13.250; 41.583) by I-20 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Six survivors were rescued by Eknaren (  Sweden), which was torpedoed and sunk of 1 July; they were rescued in turn by Mundra (  Sweden, which was torpedoed and sunk on 6 July. A Norwegian whaler and Dundrum Castle (  United Kingdom rescued them and landed them in Durban, South Africa. A second group of survivors were rescued by Rodsley (  United Kingdom), whilst a third group were rescued by Phemius (  United Kingdom). Both groups were landed in Cape Town, South Africa. 13 of her 52 crew were lost.[253]
Mona Marie   Canada World War II: The schooner was destroyed in the Atlantic OCean (12°22′N 60°10′W / 12.367°N 60.167°W / 12.367; -60.167) by machine gun fire from U-126 (  Kriegsmarine). All eight crew survived.[254][255]
Rex   United States The 8-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel sank in Sitka Sound off Kruzof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[256]
Ruth   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (21°40′N 59°20′W / 21.667°N 59.333°W / 21.667; -59.333) by U-153 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 4 gunners and 30 crewmen. The four survivors were rescued by USS Corry (  United States Navy).[257]
Thomas McKean   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) northeast of Puerto Rico (approximately 22°00′00″N 60°00′00″W / 22.00000°N 60.00000°W / 22.00000; -60.00000 ("SS Thomas McKean sunk")) by U-505 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three gunners. 29 survivors sailed in lifeboats to the Virgin Islands arriving on 4 July, 12 to Antigua on 12 July, and 13 to the Dominican Republic on 14 July, with one of that group dying of wounds during the ordeal. Her master was killed as a passenger onboard Onondaga (  United States) when it was torpedoed and sunk on 23 July.[258]
Waiwera   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) north of the Azores, Portugal (45°49′N 34°29′W / 45.817°N 34.483°W / 45.817; -34.483) by U-754 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of the 105 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Oregon Express (  Norway).[259]

30 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1942
Ship Country Description
City of Birmingham   United States World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. 390 survivors were rescued by the destroyer USS Stansbury (  United States Navy).[260]
Express   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (23°30′S 37°30′E / 23.500°S 37.500°E / -23.500; 37.500) by the submarine I-10 (  Imperial Japanese