List of shipwrecks in June 1944

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

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Hans Leonhardt   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off Stad, Norway by Fairey Barracuda aircraft based on HMS Furious and HMS Victorious (both   Royal Navy).[1][2]
USS Herring   United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine was shelled and sunk off Matsuwa, Kuril Islands by Japanese shore-based artillery with the loss of all 60 crew.
Hiburi Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Matsuwa by USS Herring (  United States Navy). Thirty-two crewmen and 97 soldiers were killed.[3]
Iwaki Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Matsuwa by USS Herring (  United States Navy). Thirty crewmen and 20 soldiers were killed.[3]
R-211   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by British aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea north of Crete.[4]
USS Shahaka   United States Navy The large harbor tug collided in the Pacific Ocean (27°21′N 136°29′W / 27.350°N 136.483°W / 27.350; -136.483) with floating dock ABSD-2 and sank .[5]
Sperrbrecher 181 Atlas   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was attacked off Stad by Fairey Barracuda aircraft based on HMS Furious and HMS Victorious (both   Royal Navy and was beached.[1]
Toho Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands by USS Pintado (  United States Navy).[1]
UJ-2101   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser, a former Aliakon-class minelayer, was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Crete by Martin Baltimore, Bristol Beaufighter and Martin Marauder aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[1][6]
UJ-2105   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Crete by Martin Baltimore, Bristol Beaufighter and Martin Marauder aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[1]

2 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Awaji   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Mikura-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bashi Straits off Yashu Island (22°34′N 121°51′E / 22.567°N 121.850°E / 22.567; 121.850) by USS Picuda (  United States Navy). Seventy-six crewmen were killed.[7]
Chiyo Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands by USS Shark (  United States Navy) with the loss of 5 crewmen and 97 passengers.[8][9]
Gertrud   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed, blew up and sank during an air raid by British aircraft at Heraklion, Crete (35°20′N 25°10′E / 35.333°N 25.167°E / 35.333; 25.167).[10]
R 212   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was attacked in the Mediterranean Sea off Vada, Italy by Allied aircraft and was beached.[1]
RD 110   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was attacked in the Mediterranean sea off Vada by Allied aircraft and was beached.[1]
Rüstersiel   Germany World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Föhr, Schleswig-Holstein.[1]
SG 11   Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship / auxiliary minelayer was torpedoed and sunk off Port Vendres, France (42°30′N 9°07′E / 42.500°N 9.117°E / 42.500; 9.117) by HMS Ultor (  Royal Navy). Ten crew were killed.[11][12][13]
TA16   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, formerly of the Curtatone class, was sunk by the explosion of Gertrud (  Germany) during an air raid by British aircraft at Heraklion (35°20′N 25°10′E / 35.333°N 25.167°E / 35.333; 25.167).[10]
V 1810 Condor   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[1]
Unnamed   Soviet Union World War II: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk by U-23 (  Kriegsmarine) in the Black Sea.[14]
V 2004 Elmshorn   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Einswarden-class naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands by a motor torpedo boat, or a mine off the Hook of Holland. Salvaged and towed to Rotterdam, repairs incomplete before area was liberated.[1][15]

3 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 58   Kriegsmarine World War II: The A type Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[1]
Ashizuri   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Tawi-Tawi by USS Puffer (  United States Navy).[16]
M 4003 Kerolay   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Augustenburg-class minesweepering naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France.[1][17]
Takasaki   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Tawi-Tawi by USS Puffer (  United States Navy).[16]
U-477   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea west of Trondheim, Norway (63°59′N 1°37′E / 63.983°N 1.617°E / 63.983; 1.617) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[18]
WBS 2 Coburg   Kriegsmarine The weather ship was set afire and abandoned in ice off the east coast of Greenland.

4 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Gongen Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Hakusan Maru   Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Iwo Jima (22°37′N 136°50′E / 22.617°N 136.833°E / 22.617; 136.833) by USS Flier (  United States Navy). 23 crewmen, 9 gunners, and 293 military and civilian passengers were lost.[1][9]
Hakusan Maru No. 2   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Katsukawa Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (19°45′N 138°15′E / 19.750°N 138.250°E / 19.750; 138.250) off the Mariana Islands by USS Shark (  United States Navy). Approximately 1,500 people were killed.[8]
HMS LCT 2498   Royal Navy The landing craft tank foundered in the English Channel. All aboard were rescued by USS Barton and USS Bannock (  United States Navy).[19][20]
M-37   Kriegsmarine World War II: The M-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland, off Voka, Estonia by TKA-101 (  Soviet Navy). 13 crew were killed.[1][21][22]
Nippo Maru No. 5   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Shimane Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Shinko Maru No. 6   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean, probably by USS Golet (  United States Navy).[1]
T-128   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The landing ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Morotai, Netherlands East Indies by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[1]
Tokyo Maru No. 3   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
V 724 St Dominique   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France.[1]

5 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Ashizuri   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea at the north end of the Sibutu Passage off Tawi-Tawi, Philippines by USS Puffer (  United States Navy).[23]
CHANT 63   United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized and sank in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire.
F 611   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk by Allied fighter-bombers off La Spezia, Italy. There were no casualties.[24]
Helen Moller   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) south south east of Addu Atoll, Maldives (4°28′S 74°45′E / 4.467°S 74.750°E / -4.467; 74.750) by U-183 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Confidence (  United Kingdom) and HMS Okapi (  Royal Navy).[25]
Julius Madsen   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea north of the Darßer Ort Lighthouse.[1]
USS LCT-428   United States Navy The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost in the English Channel.[26]
USS Osprey   United States Navy World War II: The Raven-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel (50°12′N 1°20′W / 50.200°N 1.333°W / 50.200; -1.333) with the loss of six men.
PiLB 412   Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 40 Type landing craft was sunk by Allied fighter-bombers near Solta island.[27]
Pillory   Panama World War II: The ex Danish cargo ship Jonna, seized, operated under Panamanian flag for the War Shipping Administration with registry and name changed 31 March 1942 to Pillory (U.S.) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Puerto Rico (18°25′N 67°17′W / 18.417°N 67.283°W / 18.417; -67.283) by U-539 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Crawford and USCGC CG-83310 (both   United States Navy).[28][29]
Takasaki   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea at the north end of the Sibutu Passage off Tawi-Tawi, Philippines by USS Puffer (  United States Navy).[23]
Takaoka Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands (18°40′N 140°35′E / 18.667°N 140.583°E / 18.667; 140.583) by USS Shark (  United States Navy). 115 troops and 29 crew were killed.[8][30]
Tamahime Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands (18°40′N 140°35′E / 18.667°N 140.583°E / 18.667; 140.583) by USS Shark (  United States Navy). 52 crew were killed.[8][30]
TK-46   Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Finland, off Voka, Estonia by German minesweepers. Two crewmen were killed, eight survivors were made prisoners of war.[31]

6 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 62   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin, Calvados, France.[1]
AF 64   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin.[1]
AF 67   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin.[1]
AF 72   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin.[1]
CD-15   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 160 nautical miles (300 km) off Cape St. Jacques, French Indochina, south of Nishinotorishima (08°57′N 109°17′E / 8.950°N 109.283°E / 8.950; 109.283) by USS Raton (  United States Navy). 104 crewmen, including the captain, were killed, 34 survivors were rescued by CD-8 and CD-20 (both   Imperial Japanese Navy).[32]
USS Corry   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The Gleaves-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Utah Beach, Normandy (49°30′50″N 1°11′30″W / 49.51389°N 1.19167°W / 49.51389; -1.19167) by German shore-based artillery with the loss of 24 of her 276 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Butler, USS Fitch, USS Hobson and USS PT-199 (all   United States Navy).
Havre Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands (16°28′N 142°16′E / 16.467°N 142.267°E / 16.467; 142.267) by USS Pintado (  United States Navy). Seven out of the 2816 troops aboard and 91 crewmen were killed.[1][30]
Kashimasan Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands (16°28′N 142°16′E / 16.467°N 142.267°E / 16.467; 142.267) by USS Pintado (  United States Navy). 43 of the crew were killed.[1][30]
USS LC (FF)-31   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft, flotilla flagship was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off Normandy. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCI(L)-85   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) struck a mine and then was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy.[33]
USS LCI(L)-91   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy.[34]
USS LCI(L)-92   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was shelled, burned, and abandoned off Normandy.[35]
USS LCI(L)-93   United States Navy
 
USS LCI(L)-93 beached and abandoned
World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was holed by a submerged object, then shelled, beached, and abandoned off Normandy.[36]
HMS LCI(L)-185   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was lost off Normandy.[37]
USS LCI(L)-232   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was lost off Normandy.[38]
USS LCI(L)-497   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[39]
USS LCI(L)-553   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[40]
USS LCT-22   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost off Normandy.[41]
USS LCT-25   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was shelled, burned, and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy. Two crewmen were killed.[42]
USS LCT-27   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank ran aground, then capsized and sank in shallow water off Normandy. Heavy weather pushed the wreck ashore. Survivors were rescued by USS LCT-207 (  United States Navy).[43]
USS LCT-30   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank crashed through obstacles on beach Fox Green taking enemy strong point under fire and silencing enemy guns holding up troops attempting to get off beach. Abandoned on beach after disabled by German 88 mm (3 in) guns and machine gun fire.[44] Presidential Unit Citation.[45]
USS LCT-52   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy.[42]
USS LCT-197   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank struck a mine, capsized and sank in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[46]
USS LCT-229   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost off Normandy.[47]
USS LCT-294   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was damaged by a mine and scuttled off Omaha Beach, Normandy. The crew was rescued by USS LCT-20 (  United States Navy). There were no casualties.[48]
USS LCT-305   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine and artillery fire off Omaha Beach, Normandy. One crew was killed and 7 wounded.[48]
USS LCT-332   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy.[49]
USS LCT-362   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank capsized and sank in heavy weather off Normandy.[1][50]
USS LCT-364   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine and a shell off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[51]
USS LCT-397   United States Navy World War II: Operation Neptune: The landing craft tank struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach.[52]
USS LCT-555   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy,[53] or was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCT-597   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft tank was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCT-612   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft tank was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCT-703   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy.[54]
USS LCT-777   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft tank was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
HMS LCT 2039   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank swamped and capsized in heavy weather off Gold Beach, Normandy, and was scuttled by Royal Navy ships. Two crewmen were killed.[55]
HMS LCT 2191   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was shelled and sunk by German 88 mm (3 in) artillery off Sword Beach, Normandy. Six crewmen were killed.[55][56]
HMS LCT 2283   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost off Normandy.[57]
USS LST-715   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Manch by S 100, S 142, S 150 and S 168 (all   Kriegsmarine).[1]
M 4031 Pesce Spada   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France.[1]
MR 7   Kriegsmarine World War II: The MR 1-class river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[58]
HMS MTB 248   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The White 73'-class motor torpedo boat was sunk in a collision in the English Channel.[59]
Minazuki   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Mutsuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Sibutu Passage (4°05′N 119°30′E / 4.083°N 119.500°E / 4.083; 119.500) by USS Harder (  United States Navy) with the loss of 109 of her 154 crew. Survivors were rescued by Wakatsuki (  Imperial Japanese Navy).
USS PC-1261   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The PC-461-class submarine chaser was shelled and sunk by German coastal artillery off Normandy (49°30′N 01°10′W / 49.500°N 1.167°W / 49.500; -1.167).[60]
R 221   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Blainville-sur-Orne, Calvados, France.[61]
Reaumur   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea, east of the island of Euboea, Greece (38°24′N 24°35′E / 38.400°N 24.583°E / 38.400; 24.583) by HMS Sickle (  Royal Navy).[62]
SF 393   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[63]
Sambut   United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Dover by German artillery.[64]
Svenner   Royal Norwegian Navy World War II: The S-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy by Falke, Möwe, Jaguar, and T28 (all   Kriegsmarine), with the loss of 41 Royal Norwegian Navy and 2 Royal Navy crewmen.[65]
V 1509 Rau II   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off Cap d'Antifer in an engagement with Allied naval vessels covering Overlord. Of her crew, 2 were killed, 26 missing and 35 were rescued by V 1511.[1][66]
HMS Wrestler   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The W-class destroyer struck a mine in the English Channel off Juno Beach, Calvados, France. She was declared a total loss.

7 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS Centurion   Royal Navy
 
HMS Centurion
World War II: Operation Neptune: The target ship, a former King George V-class battleship, was sunk as a breakwater in the English Channel off Normandy, France.
Empire Defiance   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Neptune: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater at Sword Beach, Normandy, France. The wreck was raised in 1951 and scrapped.
F 557   Kriegsmarine The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[67]
USAT Francis C. Harrington   United States Army World War II: Operation Overlord: The transport ship struck a mine and sank off Normandy. Twenty-six wounded were rescued by USS Blessman (  United States Navy).[68]
Hayanami   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Sibutu Passage (4°43′N 120°03′E / 4.717°N 120.050°E / 4.717; 120.050) by USS Harder (  United States Navy) with the loss of 208 of her 253 crew. Survivors were rescued by Urakaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy).
KF 613   Kriegsmarine The Type C2 Artilleriefährprahm was sunk on this date.[67]
USS LCI(L)-416   United States Navy World War II: The LCI Mk 5-class landing craft infantry (large) was sunk by mine off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[69]
HMS LCT 427   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 3-class landing craft tank was sunk in a collision with Rodney (  Royal Navy) off Southampton.[70]
USS LCT-436   United States Navy World War II: The landing craft tank struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach, Normandy.[1]
USS LCT-458   United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Utah Beach, Normandy. Thirty-five members of B Battery, 29th Field Artillery Battalion were killed and 22 were wounded.[71]
USS LCT-486   United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy.[72]
USS LCT-586   United States Navy World War II: The landing craft tank struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach.[1]
Manchester Spinner   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Neptune: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater, Normandy.[73]
S 139   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 Schnellboot struck a mine laid by British motor gun boats and sank in the English Channel off Cap Barfleur, Seine-Inférieure, France. 22 crew were killed and the four survivors were captured.[1][74][75]
S 140   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 Schnellboot struck a mine laid by British MGBs and sank in the English Channel off Cap Barfleur, Seine-Inférieure, France. 15 crew were killed. There were 8 survivors.[1][74][76]
Shinroku Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Bonin by USS Whale (  Royal Navy).[1]
Sirehei   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Overlord: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 3, Gold Beach, Calvados, France.[77]
USS Susan B. Anthony   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The transport ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy (49°49′24″N 0°42′18″W / 49.82333°N 0.70500°W / 49.82333; -0.70500). All 2,689 people were rescued by USS Blessman, USS Pinto and a third ship (all   United States Navy).
USS Tide   United States Navy
 
USS Tide (center) sinking

World War II: Operation Overlord: The Auk-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy (49°36′59″N 1°04′59″W / 49.61639°N 1.08306°W / 49.61639; -1.08306). Four crewmen were killed.[78]

U-629   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (48°34′N 5°23′W / 48.567°N 5.383°W / 48.567; -5.383) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[79]
U-955   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay north east of Cape Ortegal, Spain (45°13′N 8°30′W / 45.217°N 8.500°W / 45.217; -8.500) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 50 crew.[80]

8 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Artemas Ward   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach, Basse-Normandie, France. She foundered in storms between 19 and 22 June.[81][82]
Belgique   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 4, Juno Beach, Basse-Normandie.[83]
Benjamin Contee   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 1, Utah Beach, Manche, France. She later foundered in a storm.[82][84]
CHANT 61   United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized and sank in the English Channel off Normandy.
George S. Wassen   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 1, Utah Beach. She later foundered in a storm.[82][85]
George W. Childs   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach.[82][85]
Harusame   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of Manokwari, New Guinea (0°05′S 132°45′E / 0.083°S 132.750°E / -0.083; 132.750) by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Forces with the loss of 74 of her 226 crew.
James Iredell   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach. She was later wrecked in a storm.[82][86]
James W. Marshall   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach. She was later wrecked in a storm.[82][86]
Kazagumo   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf (6°03′N 125°57′E / 6.050°N 125.950°E / 6.050; 125.950) by USS Hake (  United States Navy) with the loss of 95 of her 228 crew. Survivors were rescued by Asagumo (  Imperial Japanese Navy).
Kennichi Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang (  United States Navy).[87]
HMS Lawford   Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was sunk in the English Channel (49°25′43″N 0°24′47″W / 49.42861°N 0.41306°W / 49.42861; -0.41306 by a Henschel Hs 293 glide bomb dropped by a Dornier Do 217 aircraft of III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe,[1] with the loss of 37 of her crew.
HMS LCI(L)-105   Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft infantry (large) was sunk off Normandy by German S-Booten of the 9. S-Flottille. Seven crewmen were killed.[1][88][89]
HMS LCT 875   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date, no details available.[90]
Matt W. Ransom   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 1, Utah Beach. She was later wrecked in a storm.[91]
HMS Minster   Royal Navy World War II: The net layer struck a mine and sank off Utah Beach.[92]
USS Rich   United States Navy
 
USS Rich

World War II: Operation Overlord: The Buckley-class destroyer escort struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy (49°31′N 1°10′W / 49.517°N 1.167°W / 49.517; -1.167) with the loss of 91 of her 213 crew.

Shioya Maru   Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea off Manado Dutch East Indies by USS Rasher (  United States Navy).[93]
Tainan Maru   Japan World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang (  United States Navy).[87]
Tamahoko Maru   Japan World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang (  United States Navy).[87]
U-373   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (48°10′N 5°31′W / 48.167°N 5.517°W / 48.167; -5.517) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of four of her 51 crew.[94]
U-441   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel (approximately 48°27′N 5°47′W / 48.450°N 5.783°W / 48.450; -5.783) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.
U-970   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Bordeaux, Gironde, France (45°15′N 4°10′W / 45.250°N 4.167°W / 45.250; -4.167) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 38 of her 52 crew.[95]
V 622 Almuth   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Inférieure, France.[1]
West Grama   United States World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.
Winha   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 3, Arromanches, Calvados, France.[96]

9 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 15   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk at Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France in an Allied air raid.[1]
HMS Alynbank   Royal Navy World War II: The flak ship was scuttled as a blockship off Sword Beach, Calvados, France.[1]
Courbet   Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Courbet-class battleship was scuttled as a blockship off Sword Beach.
Dover Hill   UK World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship off Ouistreham, Normandy, France, as part of Gooseberry 5 breakwater for Sword Beach.
HMS Durban   Royal Navy
 
HMS Durban and HNLMS Sumatra

World War II: The decommissioned Danae-class light cruiser was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 5 breakwater. (44°20′N 00°16′W / 44.333°N 0.267°W / 44.333; -0.267)[97]

Empire Bunting   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Neptune: The Design 1105 cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater at Juno Beach, Normandy. The wreck was raised in 1947 and scrapped.
Empire Flamingo   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 4, Juno Beach, Arromanches, Calvados. Bow section salvaged in 1948 and taken under tow for Newport, Monmouthshire but sank en route.
Empire Moorhen   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 4. Raised in 1947 and scrapped.[98]
Empire Waterhen   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 4. Raised in 1948 and scrapped.[98]
F 411   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[67]
Ingman   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 3, Gold Beach, Arromanches. She was raised in 1945, and arrived at Newport, Monmouthshire for scrapping on 28 December.[99]
USS LST-314   United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class landing ship tank was torpedoed and sunk in Seine Bay 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France (49°43′N 00°52′W / 49.717°N 0.867°W / 49.717; -0.867) by E-boats S172, S174, S175, and S187, all (  Kriegsmarine).[100]
USS LST-376   United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in Seine Bay 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cherbourg (49°43′N 00°52′W / 49.717°N 0.867°W / 49.717; -0.867) by E-boats S172, S174, S175, and S187 (all   Kriegsmarine). Scuttled by United States Navy ships (49°43′N 00°53′W / 49.717°N 0.883°W / 49.717; -0.883)[101]
Matsukaze   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kamikaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) north east of Chichijima, Ogasawara Islands (26°59′N 143°13′E / 26.983°N 143.217°E / 26.983; 143.217) by USS Swordfish (  United States Navy).
USS Meredith   United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: Damaged by a mine on 7 June with the loss of at least seven crew members, the Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach following Luftwaffe bombing which split her in two. USS Bates (  United States Navy) rescued 163 survivors from her 336 crew. The wreck was raised and scrapped in September 1960.
SK-517   Soviet Navy The BMO Project 194-class armored antisubmarine boat was sunk on this date.[102]
HNLMS Sumatra   Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The Java-class cruiser was scuttled off Ouistreham, Calvados as a part of Gooseberry 5.[103]
TA27   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Porto-Ferraio, Italy by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[1][104]
Tanais   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk north of Dia, Crete (35°35′N 25°11′E / 35.583°N 25.183°E / 35.583; 25.183) by HMS Vivid (  Royal Navy).[105]
Tanikaze   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kagerō-class destroyer torpedoed and sunk in the Sibutu Passage (5°42′N 120°41′E / 5.700°N 120.683°E / 5.700; 120.683) by USS Harder (  United States Navy) with the loss of 114 of her 240 crew. Survivors were rescued by Urakaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy).
UJ-6078 La Havraise   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône by Casabianca (  Free French Naval Forces).[1][106]
Z32   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1936A (Mob) destroyer was hit by gunfire from HMCS Haida and HMCS Huron (both   Royal Canadian Navy) and beached off the Île de Batz, Finistère, France (48°47′N 04°07′W / 48.783°N 4.117°W / 48.783; -4.117).[1][107]
ZH1   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Gerard Callenburgh-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in a surface battle off the Île de Batz by HMS Ashanti (  Royal Navy).[1][108]

10 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Charles Morgan   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France by Luftwaffe aircraft.[109]
USS Glennon   United States Navy World War II: After striking a mine in the Baie de la Seine off Quinéville, Manche, France, on 8 June and being abandoned on 9 June due to shelling from German shore-based artillery, the Gleaves-class destroyer sank at (49°31′15″N 001°09′16″W / 49.52083°N 1.15444°W / 49.52083; -1.15444).
Hiyoshi Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Malacca (3°05′N 99°56′E / 3.083°N 99.933°E / 3.083; 99.933) by HMS Tantalus (  Royal Navy).[1][110]
Innsbruck   Germany World War II: The hospital ship was sunk in an American air raid on Trieste, Italy.[1]
Lynghaug   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Overlord: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 3 off Gold Beach, Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados, France.[111]
USS LCI(L)-416   United States Navy World War II: The LCI-351-class landing craft infantry struck a mine and sank off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[1][112]
USS LST-499   United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class landing ship tank was sunk by mine off Normandy (49°30′N 01°10′W / 49.500°N 1.167°W / 49.500; -1.167).[1][113]
Mistral   Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off Quinéville, Manche. She was declared a constructive total loss.[1]
HMMTB 681   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands in an attack on a convoy escorted by V 1314 Gustav Hugo Deiters, V 2021 Nurnberg and V 2022 Emil Colsmann (all   Kriegsmarine). Two crewmen were killed and seven wounded.[1][114][115]
R-110   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines off Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands.[116]
R-213   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk by mines north of Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[4]
Ro-111   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (00°26′N 149°16′E / 0.433°N 149.267°E / 0.433; 149.267) by USS Taylor (  United States Navy).[117]
Toyama Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Ryukyu Islands by USS Sturgeon (  United States Navy).[118]
U-821   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France (48°31′N 5°11′W / 48.517°N 5.183°W / 48.517; -5.183) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force and four de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 248 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 50 of her 51 crew.
UJ 6078 La Havraise   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser/naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk 12 nautical miles (22 km) southeast of La Ciotat (43°08′N 05°36′E / 43.133°N 5.600°E / 43.133; 5.600) by HMS Untiring (  Royal Navy). 40 crewmen killed, 20 survived.[119][120]
V 1314 Gustav Hugo Deiters   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder by HMS MTB 666, HMS MTB 681, HMS MTB 683, HMS MTB 684, HMS MTB 687 and HMS MTB 723 (all   Royal Navy).[1]
V 2020 Alexander Becker   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Egmond aan Zee by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[121]
V 2021 Nurnberg   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder by HMMTB 666, HMMTB 681, HMMTB 683, HMMTB 684, HMMTB 687 and HMMTB 723 (all   Royal Navy).[1]
V 2022 Emil Colsmann   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder by HMMTB 666, HMMTB 681, HMMTB 683, HMMTB 684, HMMTB 687 and HMMTB 723 (all   Royal Navy).[1]

11 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Asanagi Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Philippine Sea off Jolo, Philippines, by USS Redfin (  United States Navy). She was beached at (06°00′N 120°50′E / 6.000°N 120.833°E / 6.000; 120.833), declared a constructive total loss and abandoned. There were no casualty.[122][123]
Ashanti   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by S 177 and S 178 (both   Kriegsmarine).[1]
Brackenfield   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by S 177 and S 178 (both   Kriegsmarine).[1]
Chihaya Maru   Japan World War II: The fishing vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb (  United States Navy).[1]
Dungrange   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by S 177 and S 178 (both   Kriegsmarine).[1]
Halsted   Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and severely damaged by German E-boats, or Jaguar and Möwe (all   Kriegsmarine), off Normandy, France. She was declared a constructive total loss. 33 crewmen were killed.[124][125]
Kainan Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Andaman Sea off Phuket, Thailand by HMS Stoic (  Royal Navy).[1]
Keiyo Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by vessels of Task Group 58.4 (  United States Navy).[1]
Kokku Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The netlayer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by vessels of Task Group 58.4 (  United States Navy).[1]
USS LCI(L)-219   United States Navy World War II: The LCI-1-class landing craft infantry was sunk by German aircraft off Normandy.[126]
USS LST-496   United States Navy World War II: The landing ship tank struck a mine off Normandy. Although assistance was given by USS Altus, USS Amesbury, USS ATA-125 and USS LCI-530 (all   United States Navy), the ship capsized and sank.[127]
HMMGB 17   Royal Navy World War II: The BPB 70'-class motor gun boat was sunk by a mine off Normandy, France.[128]
HMMTB 448   Royal Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was sunk in the English Channel in a battle with S 84, S 100, S 112, S 130, S 136, S 138, S 142, S 144, S 146, S 150 and S 167 (all   Kriegsmarine).[1]
Otori   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by ships of Task Group 58.4 (  United States Navy).[1]
USS Partridge   United States Navy World War II: The tugboat, a former Lapwing-class minesweeper, was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados (49°30′N 00°50′E / 49.500°N 0.833°E / 49.500; 0.833) by a Kriegsmarine E-boat.[129]
Ro-42   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaichū type submarine was Hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (10°05′N 168°22′E / 10.083°N 168.367°E / 10.083; 168.367) by USS Bangust (  United States Navy)[130]
S 136   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was sunk by Duff (  Royal Navy), Sioux (  Royal Canadian Navy) and ORP Krakowiak (  Polish Navy). 19 crew were killed.[74][125]
Sesame   Royal Navy World War II: The Assurance-class rescue tug was torpedoed and sunk by a German E-boat off Normandy, France.[131]
Toten Maru   Japan World War II: The fishing vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb (  United States Navy).[1]
U-980   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway (63°07′N 0°26′E / 63.117°N 0.433°E / 63.117; 0.433) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew.[132]

12 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Batavia Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (17°32′N 143°17′E / 17.533°N 143.283°E / 17.533; 143.283) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Bokuyo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Fukoku Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Hinko Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°28′N 144°19′E / 17.467°N 144.317°E / 17.467; 144.317) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Imizu Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°10′E / 17.533°N 144.167°E / 17.533; 144.167) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Kainan Maru   Japan World War II: The passenger-cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Andaman Sea off Phuket, Thailand, by the submarine HMS Stoic (  Royal Navy).
Kamishima Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°10′E / 17.533°N 144.167°E / 17.533; 144.167) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Keiyo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The aircraft transport was bombed and damaged off Saipan by United States Navy aircraft. She was successfully beached on Saipan, but bombed and destroyed on 13 June. The crew was absorbed by the Saipan Garrison and were all killed in the Battle of Saipan, her captain being killed in the final banzai charges.[133]
Kokko Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The auxiliary netlayer was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°01′E / 17.533°N 144.017°E / 17.533; 144.017) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
HMS MGB 17   Royal Navy World War II: The motor gun boat was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by S 171 (  Kriegsmarine).[1]
Moji Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Nitcho Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 143°10′E / 17.533°N 143.167°E / 17.533; 143.167) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Ōtori   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The Ōtori-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk 180 nautical miles (333 km) northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°00′E / 17.533°N 144.000°E / 17.533; 144.000) by United States Navy aircraft.[134]
R-95   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines off Gravelines, Nord, France.[116]
R 231   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Caen, Calvados, France.[1]
Reikai Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°30′N 144°00′E / 17.500°N 144.000°E / 17.500; 144.000) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
S 153   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Adriatic Sea off Hvar, Yugoslavia by HMS Eggesford (  Royal Navy). 14 crewmen were killed.[1][135]
HMS Sickle   Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea off Kythira, Greece.
Southern   United States The 18-gross register ton, 40.6-foot (12.4 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Hoonah, Territory of Alaska.[136]
Tenryugawa Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°01′E / 17.533°N 144.017°E / 17.533; 144.017) by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
Tsushima Maru   Japan World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[133]
U-490   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XIV submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°47′N 40°08′W / 42.783°N 40.133°W / 42.783; -40.133) by USS Frost, USS Huse, USS Inch, USS Snowden (DE-246) and aircraft based on USS Croatan (all   United States Navy). All 60 crew survived.
V 206 Otto Bröhan   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Caen.[1]
V 212 Friedrich Busse   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Caen.[1]
V 1250   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in an Allied air raid on Wesermünde.[1]
V 1507 Rau I   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1]
Vs 217   Kriegsmarine World War II: The patrol boat struck a mine and sank in the Pomeranian Bight.[1]

13 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS Boadicea   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 8: The B-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Portland, Dorset (50°28′12″N 2°29′30″W / 50.47000°N 2.49167°W / 50.47000; -2.49167) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 126 of her 138 crew.
CHa-51   Imperial Japanese Navy The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser was lost off Rabaul, New Guinea to unknown causes.[137]
Fenja   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea east of Kalymnos, Greece.[1]
I-33   Imperial Japanese Navy The B1 type submarine sank in the Iyo Nada near Kure, Japan during diving trials when wood scaffolding from recent work jammed the starboard main induction valve. One hundred and two crewmen were killed; there were two survivors. She was raised and scrapped in 1953.[138]
KM-08   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was shelled by BK-213 and BK-322 (both   Soviet Navy), rammed by BK-213, pushing her aground on the shore of Lake Peipus and wrecked on rocks. Two crewmen were rescued. Four crewmen were captured, of which two later died.[31]
HMS LCT 967   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank was sunk by a mine.[139]
M 83   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel off Cap La Hougue, Manche, France by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[1]
HMS MMS 229   Royal Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Normandy.[140]
R-50   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines off Tourville-sur-Arques, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1][116]
R-97   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.[1][116]
Ro-36   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaichu type submarine was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) east of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (15°21′N 147°00′E / 15.350°N 147.000°E / 15.350; 147.000) by USS Melvin (  United States Navy). Seventy-seven crewmen were killed.[141]
Reiaas   Norway World War II: Convoy FWC 5: The cargo ship collided in the English Channel off Normandy, France with Folda (  United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of two of her 25 crew. Some of the survivors were rescued by Rowansfield (  United Kingdom).[142]
S 178   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was attacked and sunk in the English Channel by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. 17 crew were killed.[1][74][76]
S 179   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was attacked and sunk in the English Channel by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. 13 crew were killed.[1][74][76]
S 189   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was attacked and sunk in the English Channel by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. 13 crew were killed. There were 8 survivors.[1][74][76]
Takashima Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb (  United States Navy). Survivors were rescued by Hatsuhara (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[1][143]
U-715   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Faroe Islands (62°55′N 2°59′W / 62.917°N 2.983°W / 62.917; -2.983) by a Consolidated PBY Canso aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of 36 of her 52 crew.[144]

14 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1944
Ship Country Description
HMT Birdlip   Royal Navy World War II: The Hill-class trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 5°N 9°W / 5°N 9°W / 5; -9) by U-547 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Inkpen and HMT Turcoman (both   Royal Navy).[145]
USS Golet   United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off northern Honshu, Japan (41°04′N 141°31′E / 41.067°N 141.517°E / 41.067; 141.517) by the guardship Miya Maru and the auxiliary submarine chaser Bunzan Maru (both   Imperial Japanese Navy), and Japanese aircraft.[146]
Koan Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea (04°33′N 122°23′E / 4.550°N 122.383°E / 4.550; 122.383) by USS Rasher (  United States Navy). A gunner and 13 crewmen were killed.[93]
M-83   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Auderville, Manche, France by HMS Ashanti (  Royal Navy) and ORP Piorun (  Polish Navy). 70 crew were killed.[147][148][149]
M-343   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was shelled and sunk off Jersey, Channel Islands.[150]
R-73   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines in the eastern Baltic Sea.[116]
R-141   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-130 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft west of Wesermünde.[151]
R-182   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[4]
Saint Basile   France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°03′N 9°14′W / 5.050°N 9.233°W / 5.050; -9.233) by U-547 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of the 64 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMT Inkpen and HMT Turcoman (both   Royal Navy).[152]
V 1537   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/patrol ship was sunk on this date.[153]
V 1540   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/patrol ship was sunk on this date.[153]
V 1541   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/patrol ship was sunk on this date.[153]

15 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 60   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1]
Amerskerk   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Netherlands by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force. The whole crew survived, 6 being wounded.[1][154]
HMS Blackwood   Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off Brittany, France (50°07′N 2°15′W / 50.117°N 2.250°W / 50.117; -2.250) by U-764 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 58 of her 156 crew. Although taken in tow, she foundered the next day off Portland Bill, Dorset.[155]
CHa-54   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in the Mariana Islands by American aircraft.[137]
Erlangen   Germany World War II: The hospital ship was bombed and set afire by Allied aircraft at Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy. She was beached. Later towed to Genoa for repair.[1]
Falke   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 23 torpedo boat was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre (49°30′N 00°07′E / 49.500°N 0.117°E / 49.500; 0.117).[156]
Gustav Nachtigal   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Schiermonnikoog by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command. Three crew were killed and 7 wounded.[1][154]
Jaguar   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 24 torpedo boat was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre (49°30′N 00°07′E / 49.500°N 0.117°E / 49.500; 0.117).[157]
Kanseishi Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 81 nautical miles (150 km) south-east of Tori Jima (29°30′N 141°14′E / 29.500°N 141.233°E / 29.500; 141.233) by USS Swordfish (  United States Navy). Two people were killed.[158]
M-103   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk by gunfire and air-dropped torpedoes off De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands in an attack by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command. 3 crew were killed and 22 wounded.[1][159][160][154]
M-402   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[161]
M 507   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1916 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft at Bolougne.[162]
M-550   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1915 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne.[163]
M 3801   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M-3802   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft off Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Inférieure, France.[164]
M 3822   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 3855   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 3873   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 3874   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 4327   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
Ma-101   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary net layer/minelayer, a Bar-class boom defence vessel, was shelled and sunk in Tanapag Harbor, Saipan by USS Halsey Powell (  United States Navy). Raised and repaired by Allied forces 1944–45. Ceded to the Republic of China as a War Reparation in 1947. Captured by the Red Chinese in 1949.[165]
Mamiya Maru   Japan World War II: The auxiliary stores ship was sunk by USN carrier based aircraft near Iwo Jima. Seven crewmen were killed.[166]
HMS Mourne   Royal Navy World War II: The River-class frigate was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (49°35′N 5°30′W / 49.583°N 5.500°W / 49.583; -5.500) by U-767 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 110 crew.[167]
Möwe   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 23 torpedo boat was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France (49°30′N 00°07′E / 49.500°N 0.117°E / 49.500; 0.117).[168]
PA 1   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France.[169]
PA 2   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France.[170]
PA 3   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France.[171]
R-51   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines in the Seine. Raised and towed to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure.[1][116]
R-92   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[116]
R-125   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was rocketed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[116]
R-129   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[116]
R-130   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-130 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[151]
R 182   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
R-237   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Bolougne, France.[61]
RA 9   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former Fairmile B motor launch, was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
Ro-44   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-35-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marshall Islands (11°13′N 164°15′E / 11.217°N 164.250°E / 11.217; 164.250) by USS Burden R. Hastings (  United States Navy).[172]
Ro-114   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Philippine Sea west of Tinian, Marshall Islands by USS Melvin and USS Wadleigh (both   United States Navy).[173]
S-66   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-84   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-100   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-138   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-142   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-143   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-144   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
S-146   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-150   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-169   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-171   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-172   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-173   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-187   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
S-188   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[74]
Shiratsuyu   Imperial Japanese Navy The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer collided in the Philippine Sea off Mindanao, Philippines (0°09′N 126°51′E / 0.150°N 126.850°E / 0.150; 126.850) with Seiyo Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy) and sank with the loss of 104 of her 180 crew.
Sonderberg   Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled as a blockship at Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure.[1]
T31   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Gulf of Finland by Soviet Navy torpedo boats.[1]
TA26   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by USS PT-552, USS PT-558, and USS PT-559 (all   United States Navy) with the loss of 90 lives.[1][104]
TA30   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by USS PT-552, USS PT-558, and USS PT-559 (all   United States Navy) with the loss of 20 lives.[104]
Thames   Germany World War II: The tug was sunk at Le Havre in and Allied air raid.[174]
Trapu   Vichy France World War II: The tug was sunk at Le Havre in and Allied air raid.[174]
U-860   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was sunk in the South Atlantic south of Saint Helena (25°27′S 5°30′W / 25.450°S 5.500°W / -25.450; -5.500) in a depth charge and rocket attack by seven Grumman TBM Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Solomons (  United States Navy) with the loss of 42 of her 62 crew.[175]
U-987   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea west of Narvik, Norway (68°01′N 5°08′E / 68.017°N 5.133°E / 68.017; 5.133) by HMS Satyr (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 53 crew.[176]
V 205 Franz Westermann   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in an Allied air raid on St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.[177][178]
V 207 Heinrich Buermann   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1505 Wal 8   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1506 Wal 9   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Le Havre, France.[179]
V 1511 Unitas 7   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1537   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1540   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1541   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1805 Senateur Louis Brindeau   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
Von der Lippe   Kriegsmarine World War II: The R boat tender, a former Type 1916 minesweeper, was sunk by British aircraft at Boulogne.[180]

16 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 3   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[1]
AF 11   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Alert   United Kingdom World War II: The buoy tender struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France.[1]
CHANT 69   United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized in the English Channel off Normandy. She was later sunk by gunfire from a Royal Navy ship.
Brommy   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Columbine   South Africa World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic off Cape Town, South Africa (32°44′S 17°22′E / 32.733°S 17.367°E / -32.733; 17.367) by U-198 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 52 crew.[181]
Hinode Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Halmahera, New Guinea by USS Bream (  United States Navy).[1]
I-6   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The I-6-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Hachijo Shima by Toyokawa Maru (  Japan) when she surfaced near a Japanese convoy, in a case of mistaken identity. Lost with all 104 hands.[182]
HMS LCT 589   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea to prevent capture.[183]
M 402   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
M 3650   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
M 3815   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Nanshin Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Tarakan, Netherlands East Indies by USS Bluefish (  United States Navy).[1]
R-79   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Boulogne.[184]
R-81   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Boulogne.[116]
R 92   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 96   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 100   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 117   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 125   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 129   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 232   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 237   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
HMT Southern Pride   Royal Navy The naval whaler was wrecked near Freetown, Sierra Leone.[185]
Tatsutakawa Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Boyd and USS Charrette (both   United States Navy).[1]
U-998   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and damaged at Bergen, Norway by a de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 333 Squadron, Royal Air Force. She was consequently withdrawn from service and scrapped.[186]
V 1814 Linz   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
V 1815 Loodsboot 6   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Von der Groben   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Von der Lippe   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Yuki Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Halmahera by USS Bream (  United States Navy).[1]

17 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Altayskiy Komsomolets TK-35   Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[187]
CHa-56   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in the Mariana Islands by American aircraft.[137]
Dixie   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea off Kiberg, Norway, by Ilyushin Il-4 and Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft of the Soviet Naval Air Force with the loss of one crew member.[188][189]
F 542   Kriegsmarine World War II: Operation Brassard: The Type C Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Elba, Italy by United States Navy PT boats.[1]
Giuliana   Germany World War II: The coastal tanker was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Quarnaro by Le Fantasque and Le Terrible (both   Free French Naval Forces).[1]
Kinshu Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Hake (  United States Navy).[190]
USS LCI(G)-468   United States Navy World War II: Operation Forager: The landing craft gunboat was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. She was scuttled by USS Stembel (  United States Navy).[1]
HMS LCI(L)-132   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Brassard: The landing craft infantry (large) was sunk by German gunfire off Elba Island. 13 crewmen were killed.[88][191][192]
M 133   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off the Cotentin Peninsula, Manche, France by HMMTB 748 (  Royal Navy). She was taken in to Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine. Scuttled as a blockship on 6 August.[1]
M 546   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1915 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Canadian aircraft at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[193]
M 3238   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands.[1]
M 3240   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[153]
M 3242   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[153]
M 3243   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[153]
Minyo Maru   Japan World War II: The transport ship was bombed and sunk at Sorong, Netherlands East Indies by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force.[1]
Nipponkai Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary transport (a.k.a. Nihonkai Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 118 nautical miles (219 km) off Cape Augustin, Mindanao, Philippines (06°33′N 127°55′E / 6.550°N 127.917°E / 6.550; 127.917) by USS Flounder (  United States Navy). 20 crewmen were killed. Survivors were rescued by CHa-64 (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[194]
RO-117   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) south east of Saipan (11°05′N 150°31′E / 11.083°N 150.517°E / 11.083; 150.517) by a United States Navy Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator of Squadron VB-109. Lost with all 55 hands.[195]
Sanko Maru No. 12   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Sorong by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force.[1]
Shofuku Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Sorong by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force.[1]

18 JuneEdit

For the foundering of HMS Quail on this day, see the entry for 15 November 1943.
List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Albert C. Field   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Bugsee   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Hamburg.[1]
Eiko Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was sunk off Penang, Malaya by HMS Truculent (  Royal Navy).[1]
F 4777   Kriegsmarine World War II: The MZ-B landing craft was sunk on this date.[196]
Henry John   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Hamburg.[1]
Komsomolets Oyrotii TK-45   Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[187]
USS LCI(G)-468   United States Navy World War II: The LCI-351-class landing craft infantry was torpedoed by Japanese aircraft 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of Guam (31°28′N 148°18′E / 31.467°N 148.300°E / 31.467; 148.300). Scuttled by USS Stembel (  United States Navy).[197]
USS PT-63   United States Navy The ELCO 77'-class PT boat was burned in a refueling accident at Hamburg Bay, Emirau (01°45′S 150°01′E / 1.750°S 150.017°E / -1.750; 150.017).[198]
USS PT-107   United States Navy The ELCO 80'-class PT boat was burned in a refueling accident at Hamburg Bay, Emirau (01°45′S 150°10′E / 1.750°S 150.167°E / -1.750; 150.167).[199]
U-767   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south west of Guernsey, Channel Islands (49°03′N 3°13′W / 49.050°N 3.217°W / 49.050; -3.217) by HMS Fame, HMS Inconstant and HMS Havelock (all   Royal Navy) with the loss of 49 of her 50 crew.[200]
UJ 316   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Sulina, Soviet Union.[1]
VMV 17   Merivoimat World War II: The VMV 8-class patrol craft was sunk in Tiurinsaari Island by Soviet aircraft. Six crewmen were killed.[201][202]

19 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1944
Ship Country Description
USS ATR-15   United States Navy The ATR-1-class rescue tug was lost by grounding off Normandy, France.[203]
CHANT 7   United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized and was driven ashore in Normandy.
Garoet   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (12°30′S 64°00′E / 12.500°S 64.000°E / -12.500; 64.000) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 88 of her 98 crew. Survivors were rescued by Nirvana (  United Kingdom) or reached land in their lifeboat.[204]
I-184   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai-class submarine was sunk in the Philippine Sea by aircraft based on USS Suwannee (  United States Navy).[205]
USS LST-523   United States Navy World War II: The Mk 2-class landing ship tank was sunk by a mine off Normandy (49°30′N 01°10′W / 49.500°N 1.167°W / 49.500; -1.167). 117 of the 145 crew killed.[206][207]
Pestel'   Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea (41°03′N 39°42′E / 41.050°N 39.700°E / 41.050; 39.700) by U-20 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of her 66 crew. Survivors were rescued by Soviet Navy patrol boats.[208]
Shōkaku   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Cavalla (  United States Navy) with the loss of 1,272 of her 1,842 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hatsuzuki, Urakaze, Wakatsuki and Yahagi (all   Imperial Japanese Navy).
Taihō   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Albacore (  United States Navy) with the loss of 1,650 of her 2,150 crew.
V 211 Seydlitz   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk by Allied motor torpedo boats west of Jersey, Channel Islands.[209]
Westdale   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.[1]

20 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Cebre   Vichy France World War II: The tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Ultor (  Royal Navy).[1]
DC 38   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[153]
Gen'yō Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Itsukushima Maru-class fleet oiler was bombed and damaged in the Philippine Sea 950 nautical miles (1,760 km) east of Luzon by Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft based on USS Wasp (  United States Navy). She was scuttled by Uzuki (  Imperial Japanese Navy) (15°35′N 133°30′E / 15.583°N 133.500°E / 15.583; 133.500).[210]
Hiyō   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Hiyō-class aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea (16°20′N 132°23′E / 16.333°N 132.383°E / 16.333; 132.383) by Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft from USS Belleau Wood (  United States Navy) with the loss of 247 of her 1,224 crew.
USS LCT-208   United States Navy The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank ran aground and sank off Algeria.[211]
HMAS Matafele   Royal Australian Navy The passenger-cargo ship foundered during a voyage from Townsville, Australia, to Milne Bay, New Guinea, probably on this date, with the loss of all 37 people on board.
Nichibi Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Saragan Strait off the south coast of Mindanao, Philippines (05°36′N 125°17′E / 5.600°N 125.283°E / 5.600; 125.283) by USS Hake (  United States Navy). 97 troops, 4 gunners and 18 crewmen were killed. 644 survivors were rescued by Kitakami Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[212]
Otter   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Lauting-class minelayer was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft at Kirkomansaari, Finland.[213]
Seiyo Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Standard Type 1TL oiler was bombed and damaged in the Philippine Sea by Douglas SBD Dauntless, Grumman TBF Avenger and Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft from USS Wasp (  United States Navy). She was scuttled by Yukikaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy). Three crewmen were killed.[214]
T31   Kriegsmarine World War II: 1st Battle of Nerva Island: The Elbing-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk by TK-37 and TK-60, (both   Soviet Navy), off the Koivisto Islands, Finland. 76 crewmen were killed; 8 survivors were rescued and made prisoners of war.[215]
TK-94   Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[187]
UJ 1209   Kriegsmarine World War II: The KUJ-class naval trawler/submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in The North Sea off Tanafjord by S-104 (  Soviet Navy). 10 of her 61 crew were killed.[1][216]

21 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 32   Kriegsmarine World War II: The type C Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in a Soviet air raid on Vyborg, Soviet Union.[1]
Bolzano   Kriegsmarine World War II: The inoperable Trento-class cruiser was sunk at La Spezia, Liguria by Italian commando frogmen. Refloated post-war and scrapped in 1947.
USCGC CG-83415   United States Navy The 83-foot patrol boat was wrecked at Normandy in a storm.[217]
USCGC CG-83477   United States Navy The 83-foot patrol boat was wrecked at Normandy in a storm.[217]
F 454   Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[67]
F 4768   Kriegsmarine The MZ-B landing craft was sunk on this date.[196]
FMa 07   Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Universal (  Royal Navy).[1]
HMS Fury   Royal Navy
 
HMS Fury aground
World War II: The F-class destroyer struck a mine in the English Channel off Sword Beach, Normandy, France. She was taken in tow but driven ashore after the tow parted. Declared a total loss.
Kanan Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk south of the Strait of Makassar by USS Bluefish (  United States Navy).[1]
M 538   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1916 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Viipuri, later raised and towed to Hel.[202][218]
Memelland   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Elbe.[1]
No. 905   Soviet Navy The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[219]
PiLB 392   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 Type landing craft was lost on this date.[220]
SF 284   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Monemvasia, Greece by HMS Unsparing (  Royal Navy).[1]
Sybille   Germany World War II: The barge was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Monemvasia by HMS Unsparing (  Royal Navy).[1]
UJ-2106 Tenedos   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser, a former Aliakon-class minelayer, was sunk by HMS Unsparing (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea south of Pelopenes.[1][6]
TA25   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Cyclone-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Viareggio, Italy by United States Navy PT boats with the loss of 60 lives.[1]
Taisto   Merivoimat World War II: The T-class motor torpedo boat was sunk south of Oritsaari Island by Soviet Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft. One crewman was killed, three wounded.[221][202]

22 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Canosa   Vichy France World War II: The blockship was torpedoed and sunk at Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Universal (  Royal Navy).[1]
Diamant   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Saphir-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon, Var, France.[1]
Eurydice   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariane-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[1]
Galatée   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sirène-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[1]
I-185   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai-class submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean (15°55′N 147°09′E / 15.917°N 147.150°E / 15.917; 147.150) by USS Chandler and USS Newcomb (both   United States Navy). Lost with all 95 hands.[222]
Nagaragawa Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan (34°36′N 137°56′E / 34.600°N 137.933°E / 34.600; 137.933) by USS Batfish (  United States Navy).[1][223]
President Dal Piaz   Vichy France World War II: The blockship was torpedoed and sunk at Cassis by HMS Universal (  Royal Navy).[1]
Sirène   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sirène-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[1]
UJ 2507   Kriegsmarine The KFK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[224]

23 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Abba   Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Aegean Sea off Antikythera by HMS Vampire (  Royal Navy).[1]
Belgium Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Mindoro Strait off Mindoro, Philippines (13°11′N 120°27′E / 13.183°N 120.450°E / 13.183; 120.450) by USS Flier (  United States Navy) and beached. Later refloated and towed to Manila. She was too severely damaged to be repaired and used as a stationary anti-aircraft battery.[225]
Dornia Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The landing craft was torpedoed and sunk off Ceram Island, Netherlands East Indies by HNLMS K XIV (  Royal Netherlands Navy).[1]
Hydra   Germany World War II: The supply ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands by four Royal Canadian Navy and four Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[1]
M 4624   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off St Helier by four Royal Canadian Navy and four Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[1]
Nesttun   Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France and was consequently beached.[1]
R 79   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne by Allied aircraft.[1]
S 190   Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was damaged in the English Channel in a battle with Royal Navy destroyers and was abandoned. Her crew lost one missing and three wounded.[1][76]
HMS Scylla   Royal Navy World War II: The Dido-class cruiser struck a mine in the English Channel and was severely damaged. She was towed to Portsmouth, Hampshire, where she was declared a constructive total loss.