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List of shipwrecks in November 1942

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

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1 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Agnes   Finland World War II: Continuation War: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of Rixhöft, Pomerania, Germany by Shch-406 (  Soviet Navy).[1][2]
Elmdale   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (0°17′N 34°55′W / 0.283°N 34.917°W / 0.283; -34.917) by U-174 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Therezina M (  Brazil).[3]
George Thatcher   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (1°50′S 8°00′E / 1.833°S 8.000°E / -1.833; 8.000) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of the 66 people on board. Survivors were rescued by two Free French corvettes. George Thatcher was on her maiden voyage, she burned for two days and sank on 3 November.[4][5]
Mendoza   United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (29°20′S 32°13′E / 29.333°S 32.217°E / -29.333; 32.217) by U-178 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of the 408 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Cape Alva (  United States) and HMSAS Nigel (  South African Navy).[6][7]
Tripolino   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya by British aircraft.[8]
USS YP-345   United States Navy The yard patrol boat was wrecked north of Charlotte Amalie (18°30′N 65°00′W / 18.500°N 65.000°W / 18.500; -65.000).[9]

2 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Aegeus   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic off Cape Columbine, South Africa (32°30′S 16°00′E / 32.500°S 16.000°E / -32.500; 16.000) by U-177 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 29 crew.[10]
Brioni   Regia Marina World War II: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, or at Tobruk, by British aircraft.[11][8]
Dalcroy   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of Belle Isle, Newfoundland (52°30′N 45°30′W / 52.500°N 45.500°W / 52.500; -45.500) by U-402 (  Kriegsmarine). All 49 crew were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).[12]
Empire Antelope   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°26′N 45°22′W / 52.433°N 45.367°W / 52.433; -45.367) by U-402 (  Kriegsmarine). All 50 crew were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).
Empire Gilbert   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (70°15′N 13°50′E / 70.250°N 13.833°E / 70.250; 13.833) by U-586 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 64 of her 67 crew. The survivors were rescued by U-586.[13]
Empire Leopard   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°26′N 45°22′W / 52.433°N 45.367°W / 52.433; -45.367) by U-402 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).
Empire Sunrise   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-402. She was then torpedoed and sunk by U-84 (both   Kriegsmarine). All 51 crew were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).[14][15]
Empire Zeal   United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (0°30′S 30°45′W / 0.500°S 30.750°W / -0.500; -30.750) by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina).[14]
Gifu Maru   Imperial Japanese Army
 
Gifu Maru (or Keiko Maru [8 Nov] ) seen through the periscope of USS Seawolf

World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[16][17]

Hartington   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-438 and U-522 (both   Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Winchelsea (  Royal Navy). Hartington was later torpedoed and sunk at 52°30′N 45°30′W / 52.500°N 45.500°W / 52.500; -45.500 by U-521 (  Kriegsmarine).[18]
Llandilo   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic south east of Saint Helena (27°03′S 2°59′W / 27.050°S 2.983°W / -27.050; -2.983) by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by Olaf Bergh (  Norway).[19]
Maritima   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) north east of St. John's, Newfoundland (52°20′N 45°40′W / 52.333°N 45.667°W / 52.333; -45.667) by U-522 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Arvida (  Royal Canadian Navy).[20]
Mount Pelion   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) north east of St. John's (52°20′N 45°40′W / 52.333°N 45.667°W / 52.333; -45.667) by U-522 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 39 crew.[21]
Parthenon   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°30′N 42°15′W / 53.500°N 42.250°W / 53.500; -42.250) by U-522 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 29 crew.[22]
P.L.M. 27   Free France World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk off Bell Island, Newfoundland (47°36′N 52°58′W / 47.600°N 52.967°W / 47.600; -52.967) by U-518 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 49 crew.[23]
Rinos   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of Belle Isle (52°30′N 45°30′W / 52.500°N 45.500°W / 52.500; -45.500) by U-402 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 31 crew.[24]
Rose Castle   Canada World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk off Bell Island, Newfoundland (47°36′N 52°58′W / 47.600°N 52.967°W / 47.600; -52.967) by U-518 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Fairmile B motor launch (  Royal Canadian Navy).[25]
Yasukawa Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Yasukawa Maru-class anti-aircraft transport was bombed and damaged by United States 5th Air Force Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft in Huon Bay, New Guinea. Later scuttled by escorts in Dampier Strait.[26]
Zaandam   Netherlands World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) north of Cape Sao Roque, Brazil (1°25′N 36°22′W / 1.417°N 36.367°W / 1.417; -36.367) by U-174 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 134 of the 299 people on board, including survivors of Examelia (  United States) 15 men, Coloradan (  United States) 6 men, Swiftsure (  United States) 15 crewmen, and Chickasaw City (  United States) 6 gunners and 12 crewmen. Survivors were rescued by Gulfstate (  United States) and USS PC-576 (  United States Navy) (PC-576 on 24 January 1943) or reached land in their lifeboats.[27]
Zara   Regia Marina World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by British aircraft.[8]

3 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Baia   Royal Navy World War II: The tug was lost while under tow in the Indian Ocean between Mombasa and Mogadishu.[28]
Chikugo Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Hainan Strait by USS Tambor (  United States Navy).[29]
Chr. J. Kampmann   Canada World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north west of Grenada (12°06′N 62°42′W / 12.100°N 62.700°W / 12.100; -62.700) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nineteen of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Lea (  United States Navy).[30]
Dagomba   United Kingdom World War II: The 3,845 GRT Elder Dempster cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by Italian submarine Ammiraglio Cagni, about 500 nautical miles (930 km) southwest of Freetown. Of her complement of 56 crew, six gunners and one passenger, 23 were picked up by a French warship and interned, 21 including the captain were landed at Luanda by a Portuguese ship.[31]
East Indian   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 300 nautical miles (560 km) south of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (37°23′S 13°34′E / 37.383°S 13.567°E / -37.383; 13.567) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 6 passengers and 17 crew in the sinking. 18 crewmen, 11 gunners and 3 passengers survive the sinking, but are never found. 2 passengers, 4 gunners and 13 crewmen were rescued by Durando (  United Kingdom) on 16 November.[32]
Empire Lynx   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°20′N 40°01′W / 55.333°N 40.017°W / 55.333; -40.017) by U-132 (  Kriegsmarine). all 41 crew were rescued by Titus (  Netherlands).[14][33]
Gypsum Express   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea west of Grenada (12°27′N 64°04′W / 12.450°N 64.067°W / 12.450; -64.067) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew were rescued by Gobeo (  Spain).[34]
Hahira   United States World War II: Convoy SC 107: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south west of Cape Farewell, Greenland (54°15′N 41°57′W / 54.250°N 41.950°W / 54.250; -41.950) by U-521 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by Stockport (  United Kingdom).[35]
Jeypore   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°30′N 40°16′W / 55.500°N 40.267°W / 55.500; -40.267) by U-89 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 91 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Pessacus and USS Uncas (both   United States Navy).[36]
Leda   Panama World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea west of Grenada (12°16′N 64°06′W / 12.267°N 64.100°W / 12.267; -64.100) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow but later foundered north west of Trinidad (11°12′N 62°18′W / 11.200°N 62.300°W / 11.200; -62.300). All 48 crew survived.[37]
Porto Alegre   Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Port Elizabeth, South Africa (35°27′S 28°02′E / 35.450°S 28.033°E / -35.450; 28.033) with the loss of one of the 52 people on board.[38]
Sagami Mari   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[17]
Tekkai Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Haddock (  United States Navy).[39]
RFA Thorshavet   Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea west of Grenada (12°16′N 64°06′W / 12.267°N 64.100°W / 12.267; -64.100) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 45 crew. She sank on 7 November. Survivors were rescued by one of the destroyers escorting the convoy.[40][41]

4 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Andreas   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (2°00′S 30°30′W / 2.000°S 30.500°W / -2.000; -30.500) by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina).[42]
Daleby   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°24′N 35°54′W / 57.400°N 35.900°W / 57.400; -35.900) by U-89 (  Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were rescued by Brúarfoss (  Iceland).[43]
Hai Hing   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) off the Inhaca Lighthouse, Mozambique (25°55′S 33°10′E / 25.917°S 33.167°E / -25.917; 33.167) by U-178 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 67 crew. Survivors were rescued by Chaimite (  Portugal).[44]
Hatimura   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by U-132 (  Kriegsmarine). She then straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk at 55°28′N 39°52′W / 55.467°N 39.867°W / 55.467; -39.867 by U-442 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 90 crew. The explosion of the ship sunk U-132 with the loss of all hands. Survivors were rescued by USS Pessacus and USS Uncas (both   United States Navy).[45]
Hobbema   Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 107: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°18′N 40°00′W / 55.300°N 40.000°W / 55.300; -40.000) by U-132 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Pessacus and USS Uncas (both   United States Navy).
Andreas ex British New Mexico   Greece The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina).[46]
Oued Grou   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Guinea (4°53′N 4°49′E / 4.883°N 4.817°E / 4.883; 4.817) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 34 crew.[47]
Ro-65   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type L4 submarine sank in Kiska Harbor, Alaska Territory, (51°58′N 171°33′E / 51.967°N 171.550°E / 51.967; 171.550) in a diving accident during an air raid when a hatch was left open. 19 crew killed, 45 crew and her commanding officer were able to escape.[48]
Trekieve   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel east of Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa (25°46′S 33°48′E / 25.767°S 33.800°E / -25.767; 33.800) by U-178 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 50 crew.[49]
U-132   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°28′N 39°52′W / 55.467°N 39.867°W / 55.467; -39.867) by the explosion of Hatimura (  United Kingdom), which had been torpedoed and sunk by U-442 (  Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were killed.
William Clark   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Greenland Sea (71°05′N 13°10′E / 71.083°N 13.167°E / 71.083; 13.167) by U-354 (  Kriegsmarine). 41 gunners and crew were rescued by HMT Cape Palliser and HMT St Elstan (both   Royal Navy) on 7 November. One lifeboat with 13 gunners and 18 crew were never seen again.[50][51]

5 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Astrell   Norway World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°21′N 69°21′W / 12.350°N 69.350°W / 12.350; -69.350) by U-129 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by HNLMS TM-23, HNLMS Van Kinsbergen (both   Royal Netherlands Navy) and USCGC CG-475 (  United States Navy).[52][53]
Chulmleigh   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Greenland Sea by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Gruppe, KG 30, Luftwaffe. She was beached at Sørkapp, Spitzbergen but was torpedoed, shelled and sunk the next day by U-625 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 45 of her 58 crew.[54]
Dekabrist   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft in the Greenland Sea near Hope Island (75°30′N 27°10′E / 75.500°N 27.167°E / 75.500; 27.167) east of Spitzbergen Island and abandoned. She was torpedoed and sunk early the next morning by Ju 88s. 77 crewmen died in the sinking or the ordeal afterwards. 2 crewman and the ship's female doctor rescued from Hope Island by U-703 (  Kriegsmarine) on 7 October 1943.[55]
La Cordillera   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 85 nautical miles (157 km) east of Barbados (12°02′N 58°04′W / 12.033°N 58.067°W / 12.033; -58.067) by U-163 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 41 crew.[56] Half the crew declined to join an American hog islander that came upon the stranded crew. The other half landed at Carlisle Bay, Barbados.
Meton   United States World War II: Convoy TAG 18: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) north of Curaçao (12°21′N 69°21′W / 12.350°N 69.350°W / 12.350; -69.350) by U-129 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by HNLMS TM-23 (  Royal Netherlands Navy).[57]
New Toronto   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Guinea (5°57′N 2°30′E / 5.950°N 2.500°E / 5.950; 2.500) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 106 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMML 263 (  Royal Navy).[42][58]
Shch-305   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Baltic Sea (60°03′N 19°12′E / 60.050°N 19.200°E / 60.050; 19.200) by Vetehinen (  Finnish Navy).[59]
U-408   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Iceland (67°40′N 18°32′W / 67.667°N 18.533°W / 67.667; -18.533) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy with the loss of all 45 crew.[60]

6 NovemberEdit

For the foundering of the British cargo ship Silverwillow on this day, see the entry for 30 October 1942

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Arica   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TRIN 24: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of Galeta Point, Trinidad (10°58′N 60°52′W / 10.967°N 60.867°W / 10.967; -60.867) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twelve of her 67 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Lady Elsa (  Royal Navy).[61]
Centauro   Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat was sunk at Benghazi by British aircraft.[8][62]
City of Cairo   United Kingdom World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 480 nautical miles (890 km) south of Saint Helena (23°30′S 5°30′W / 23.500°S 5.500°W / -23.500; -5.500) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 104 of the 311 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Bendoran, Clan Alpine (  United Kingdom), Caravelas (  Brazilian Navy) and Rhakotis (  Germany).[63]
Elbing IX   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea. Her attacker may have been Shch-306 (  Soviet Navy).[16]
Empire Sky   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Spitzbergen, Norway (76°20′N 32°26′W / 76.333°N 32.433°W / 76.333; -32.433) by U-625 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 51 crew.[14][64]
Etiopia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and burnt out in an Allied air raid on Tobruk, Libya. She was subsequently scrapped.[65]
HMS LCP(L) 209   Royal Navy The landing craft, personnel (large) was lost on this date.[66]
Lidingo   Sweden World War II: The ore carrier struck a mine and sank in the Fehmarn Belt.[16]
HMS MGB 19   Royal Navy World War II: The BPB 70'-class motor gun boat was bombed and sunk by German aircraft at Oulton Bank, England.[67]
Ocean Justice   United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°06′N 60°00′W / 10.100°N 60.000°W / 10.100; -60.000) by U-505 (  Kriegsmarine).[68]
Portofino   Italy World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk at Benghazi during a British air raid.[8]
Selve   Regia Marina World War II: The Galeb-class minelayer was bombed and sunk by British aircraft at Benghazi.[69] Wreck scrapped in 1948.[70]

7 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Antonio Sciesa   Regia Marina World War II: The Balilla-class submarine was bombed and damaged at Tobruk by US aircraft (32°05′N 23°59′E / 32.083°N 23.983°E / 32.083; 23.983). She was scuttled on 12 November.[71]
Donbass   Soviet Union World War II: The tanker was sunk with gunfire by Z27 (  Kriegsmarine) in the Barents Sea (76°24′N 41°30′E / 76.400°N 41.500°E / 76.400; 41.500). 49 crew killed, 16 rescued by Z27 and made prisoners of war.[72]
Elsa Essberger   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and severely damaged at Bordeaux, Gironde, France during an Allied air raid. She was declared a total loss.[16]
Eveleen   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Orchy (  United Kingdom) in Belfast Lough and sank. She was raised in November 1943, repaired and returned to service as Empire Eveleen.
La Salle   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, causing her cargo of ammunition to explode, sinking her with the loss of all 60 crew in the South Atlantic 350 nautical miles (650 km) south east of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (40°00′S 21°30′E / 40.000°S 21.500°E / -40.000; 21.500) by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine).[73]
Gladys Moller   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was wrecked on Ceylon.[74]
Glenlea   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 142: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal (approximately 50°N 30°W / 50°N 30°W / 50; -30) by U-566 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 44 of her 49 crew. Her captain was taken on board U-566 as a prisoner of war. The other survivors were rescued by Thorstrand (  Norway).[75]
Ha-11   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The midget submarine ran aground in shallow water off Marovovo Island, Solomon Islands, and was scuttled. Her two crew made it to shore, the first Japanese midget submarine crew to survive a mission.[76]
Lindenhall   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TAG 19: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Margarita Island, Venezuela (11°34′N 63°26′W / 11.567°N 63.433°W / 11.567; -63.433) by U-508 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Surprise (  United States Navy).[77]
USS Majaba   United States Navy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by Ha-11 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) and beached near the mouth of the Tenaru River, Guadalcanal. Later refloated and repaired.[76]
Nathaniel Hawthorne   United States World War II: Convoy TAG 19: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Margarita Island (11°34′N 63°26′W / 11.567°N 63.433°W / 11.567; -63.433) by U-508 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 1 passenger, 7 gunners and 30 crew. Survivors, 1 passenger, 3 gunners, and 10 crewmen, were rescued on 9 November by USS Biddle (  United States Navy).[78][79]
Ocean Justice   United Kingdom World War II: The Ocean ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Trinidad (10°06′N 60°00′W / 10.100°N 60.000°W / 10.100; -60.000) by U-505 (  Kriegsmarine). All 56 people on board, including two survivors from Belgian Fighter (  Belgium) were rescued by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[80]
Roxby   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 142: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°35′N 30°32′W / 49.583°N 30.533°W / 49.583; -30.533) by U-613 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Irish Beech (  Ireland).[81]
SKR-23   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was sunk with gunfire by Z27 (  Kriegsmarine) in the Barents Sea.[82]
USS Thomas Stone   United States Navy World War II: The President Jackson-class attack transport was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) off Algiers, Algeria by U-205 (  Kriegsmarine). She was towed to Algiers, where she was bombed and damaged on 25 November, then driven aground in a storm. Salvage was abandoned on 1 April 1944 and she was sold for scrap.
Ulyanov   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[83]

8 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Acteon   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Redoutable-class submarine was depth charged and sunk off Oran, Algeria by HMS Westcott (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 65 crew.[84][85]
Albatros   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Aigle-class destroyer was shelled off Casablanca, Morocco by USS Augusta, USS Wichita, and USS Tuscaloosa (all   United States Navy), then bombed by aircraft from USS Suwanee (  United States Navy). She was beached to prevent sinking. Repaired and returned to service postwar.[86]
Amphitrite   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Diane-class submarine was bombed, shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour, Morocco (33°06′N 07°37′W / 33.100°N 7.617°W / 33.100; -7.617) by Allied ships and aircraft. One crew was killed and two died of wounds.[87][88][89]
Argonaute   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Argonaute-class submarine was depth charged and sunk off Oran by HMS Westcott (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 43 crew.[90]
Brestois   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The L'Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca by United States warships. Seven crew were killed.[91][92]
HMS Broke   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Terminal: The Shakespeare-class destroyer was shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria. She sank under tow on 10 November.
Boulonnais   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The L'Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca by USS Augusta (  United States Navy). 12 crew were killed.[93][94]
Capo Olmo   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (10°56′N 61°14′W / 10.933°N 61.233°W / 10.933; -61.233) by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine). She was beached at Port of Spain, Trinidad. Refloated in June 1943, arriving at Baltimore, Maryland for repairs on 18 August. Returned to service in December 1943.[95]
Chene   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Crabe-class patrol tugboat was scuttled at Oran.[96]
D'Entrecasteaux   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Barbados (15°30′N 57°00′W / 15.500°N 57.000°W / 15.500; -57.000) by U-154 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 66 crew.[97]
Dubourdieu   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The decommissioned Dubourdieu-class gunboat was sunk by US forces at Casablanca.[98]
Fougueux   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The L'Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca.[99]
Frondeur   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The L'Adroit-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Casablanca.[100]
HMS Hartland   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Banff-class sloop was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean sea off Oran by Typhon (  Vichy French Navy) and shore-based artillery.[101]
Ile De Edienruder   Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The ocean liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts (  United States Navy).[102]
Ile D ouessant   Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The tanker was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts (  United States Navy).[103]
Keiko Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in Davao Gulf off Cape San Augustin, Mindanao (06°22′N 126°53′E / 6.367°N 126.883°E / 6.367; 126.883) by USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[104][105]
USS Leedstown   United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The troopship was torpedoed, bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Cape Matifon Algeria by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, KG26, Luftwaffe and was immobilised. She was torpedoed and sunk the next day by U-331 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 59 of the 163 people on board.[106]
Lilias   Vichy French Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[107]
Lipari   Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The cargo liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts (  United States Navy).[108]
Maloja   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°58′N 27°08′W / 11.967°N 27.133°W / 11.967; -27.133) by U-128 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Egyptian Prince (  United Kingdom).[109]
Milan   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Aigle-class destroyer was bombed, shelled and beached off Casablanca.[110]
Plaudit   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Port Elizabeth, South Africa (36°00′S 26°32′E / 36.000°S 26.533°E / -36.000; 26.533) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMSAS Africana (  South African Navy).[111]
Porthos   Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The ocean liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts (  United States Navy).[112]
Primauguet   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Duguay-Trouin-class cruiser was shelled and sunk at Casablanca by USS Massachusetts and USS Wichita (both   United States Navy) with the loss of 45 of her 578 crew.
Saint Blaize   Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The tanker was bombed and damaged in Casablanca Harbour by American aircraft. Salvage was abandoned on 18 December 1945. She was broken up in situ in 1951.[113][114]
Saint Pierre   Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Casablanca. Subsequently scrapped.[115]
Savoie Marseille   Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The ocean liner was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour by USS Massachusetts (  United States Navy).[102]
Sentinelle   Vichy France World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The trawler was shelled and sunk in Casablanca Harbour.[116]
Surprise   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The Chamois-class minesweeper was shelled and sunk by HMS Brilliant (  Royal Navy) off Oran.[117]
Tornade   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was shelled and beached off Oran by HMS Aurora and HMS Calpe (  Royal Navy).[118]
Tramontane   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was shelled and beached off Oran by HMS Aurora and HMS Calpe (  Royal Navy).[119]
P-13 Victoria   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The auxiliary patrol vessel was sunk off the coast of Morocco by Royal Navy ships.[120]
Ville du Havre   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Casablanca by USS Herring (  United States Navy).[121]
HMS Walney   Royal Navy Operation Torch: Naval Battle of Oran: The Banff-class sloop was shelled and sunk at Oran by Surprise (  Vichy French Navy) with only fourteen survivors of 281 people on board.
West Humhaw   United States World War II: Convoy ST 40: The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Takoradi, Gold Coast (4°19′N 2°44′W / 4.317°N 2.733°W / 4.317; -2.733) by U-161 (  Kriegsmarine). All 59 crew were rescued by HMML-281 (  Royal Navy).[122]

9 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Ariane   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The disarmed Ariane-class submarine was scuttled at Oran, Algeria .[123]
Cambraisien   Vichy French Navy The cargo ship was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Sfax, Tunisia to Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[124]
Carl Zeiss   Kriegsmarine World War II: The training ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea. She was later refloated in 1944.[125]
HMS Cromer   Royal Navy World War II: The Bangor-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Mersa Matruh, Egypt (31°26′N 27°16′E / 31.433°N 27.267°E / 31.433; 27.267) with the loss of 46 of her 60 crew.
Dahomey   Free France World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship ran aground off Bouznika, Morocco during Allied landings. She was set afire and burnt out, a total loss.[124]
Danae   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The disarmed Danae-class submarine was scuttled at Oran.[126]
Diane   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The disarmed Diane-class submarine was scuttled at Oran.[127]
Divona   France World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship was scuttled at Bizerta, Algeria by Vichy French forces. She was refloated in October 1946 and scrapped.[128]
Epervier   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Aigle-class destroyer was shelled and damaged by HMS Aurora (  Royal Navy) then beached off Oran.[129]
Fidelio   Norway World War II: Convoy FN 861: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by S-46 and S-83 (both   Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 27 crew.[130]
HMS Gardenia   Royal Navy Operation Torch: The Flower-class corvette collided with HMT Fluellen (  Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea off Oran with the loss of three crew.[131]
Granito   Regia Marina World War II: The Acciaio-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near San Vito Siculo (38°34′N 12°09′E / 38.567°N 12.150°E / 38.567; 12.150) by HMS Saracen (  Royal Navy). Forty-seven crew were killed.[132]
La Bonoise   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran.[133]
L'Ajaccienne   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[133]
La Setoise   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[133]
La Toulonnaise   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The naval trawler was scuttled at Oran. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[133]
Margot   Germany World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk at Nantes, Loire-Inférieure, France during an Allied air raid.[16]
Nidarland   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°41′N 60°42′W / 11.683°N 60.700°W / 11.683; -60.700) by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 35 crew.[134]
Nurmahal   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) east of Martinique (14°45′N 55°45′W / 14.750°N 55.750°W / 14.750; -55.750) by U-154 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 88 crew.[135]
Ostland   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was wrecked in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden, between Arköbådan and Hävringe.[136]
Spahi   France World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship was scuttled at Oran. She was scrapped in Savona, Italy, in August 1950.[137]
Pigeon   Vichy French Navy The minesweeping tugboat was lost on this date.[138]
Tourterelle   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Pluvier-class patrol tugboat was scuttled at Oran.[139]
Typhon   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Oran: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was scuttled at Oran.[140]
V 88   Vichy French Navy The SC-1-class submarine chaser was lost on this date.[141]
Wolfram   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea off Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands. She sank the next day.[16]

10 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Cerinthus   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) south west of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (12°27′N 27°45′W / 12.450°N 27.750°W / 12.450; -27.750) by U-128 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Bridgewater (  Royal Navy) and Kentuckian (  United States).[142]
Emo   Regia Marina World War II: The Marcello-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near Algiers, Algeria (36°50′N 02°50′E / 36.833°N 2.833°E / 36.833; 2.833) by HMT Lord Nuffield (  Royal Navy). Forty-nine survivors were rescued by HMT Lord Nuffield.[143]
Garlinge   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 21 nautical miles (39 km) north of Cape Ivi, Algeria by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Minna (  Royal Navy).[144]
Ghambria   United Kingdom World War II: The Admiralty requisitioned cargo ship was scuttled in Kirk Sound, Scapa Flow as a block ship. Salvaged in 1943.[145]
I-15   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type B1 submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk the Solomon Sea at the southern end of Indispensable Sound, off the north west tip of San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands (10°13′S 161°09′E / 10.217°S 161.150°E / -10.217; 161.150) by USS Southard (  United States Navy) with a loss of all 91 crew.[146][147]
HMS Ibis   Royal Navy World War II: The Black Swan-class sloop was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near Algiers by a Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[16]
Jean Bart   Vichy French Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca: The incomplete Richelieu-class battleship was bombed and sunk at Casablanca, Morocco by aircraft based on USS Ranger (  United States Navy). She was raised in 1944 and completed in 1952.
K G Meldahl   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa (34°59′S 29°46′E / 34.983°S 29.767°E / -34.983; 29.767) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by a South African Naval Forces minesweeper.[148]
Marcus Whitman   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°40′S 32°11′W / 5.667°S 32.183°W / -5.667; -32.183) by Leonardo da Vinci (  Regia Marina).[149]
HMS Martin   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The M-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algeria (37°53′N 3°57′E / 37.883°N 3.950°E / 37.883; 3.950) by U-431 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 158 of her 221 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Quentin (  Royal Navy).
Méduse   Vichy French Navy World War II: The Diane-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cap Blanc by aircraft based on USS Philadelphia (  United States Navy).[150]
Sendai Maru   Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Grayling (  United States Navy).[16]
Start Point   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Cape Verde Islands (13°12′N 27°27′W / 13.200°N 27.450°W / 13.200; -27.450) by U-128 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 47 crew. Two crew were taken on board U-128 as prisoners of war, other survivors were rescued by Eskdalegate (  United Kingdom).[151]
Venice Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Honshū by USS Haddock (  United States Navy).[39]

11 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Benghazi   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine depot ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (39°10′N 9°39′E / 39.167°N 9.650°E / 39.167; 9.650) by HMS Turbulent (  Royal Navy).[16][152]
Cathay   United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria.[153]
City of Ripon   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) north west of Georgetown, British Guiana (8°40′N 59°20′W / 8.667°N 59.333°W / 8.667; -59.333) by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 56 of her 78 crew. Survivors were rescued by Midosi (  Brazil).[154]
Edgar Allan Poe   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean south east of Noumea by I-21 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). She was towed to Noumea by HMNZS Kiwi and HMNZS Matai (both   Royal New Zealand Navy), where she was declared a total loss.[16]
Hokoku Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Hokoku Maru-class auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean south west of the Cocos Islands (19°45′S 90°40′E / 19.750°S 90.667°E / -19.750; 90.667) by HMIS Bengal (  Royal Indian Navy) and the merchant tanker Ondina (  Netherlands). Survivors rescued by Aikoku Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[155]
USS Joseph Hewes   United States Navy World War II: Convoy UGF 1: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Fedhala, Morocco (33°40′N 7°30′W / 33.667°N 7.500°W / 33.667; -7.500) by U-173 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of approximately 100 of her 358 crew.
Kobe Maru   Japan The ocean liner was sunk 87 miles (140 km) off the mouth of the Yangtze River in a collision with Venice Maru (  Japan). There were no casualty. Survivors rescued by Takashima (  Imperial Japanese Navy), Reizan Maru and Unzan Maru (both   Japan).[156][157]
No. 74   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[158]
Nieuw Zeeland   Netherlands World War II: Operation Torch: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) east of Gibraltar (35°57′N 3°58′W / 35.950°N 3.967°W / 35.950; -3.967) by U-380 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fifteen of the 256 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HNLMS Isaac Sweers (  Royal Netherlands Navy) and HMS Porcupine (  Royal Navy).[159]
Sidi Ferruch   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Redoutable-class submarine was sunk off Fedhala, Morocco by aircraft from USS Suwanee (  United States Navy) with the loss of all 66 crew. Three more crew had been killed on 8 November.[160][161]
Thessalia   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft southwest of Benghazi, Libya.[162]
HMS Unbeaten   Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 172 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 36 crew.
Veerhaven   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the South Atlantic east of Brazil (3°51′S 29°22′W / 3.850°S 29.367°W / -3.850; -29.367).[163]
Venice Maru   Japan The ore carrier was sunk 87 miles (140 km) off the mouth of the Yangtze River in a collision with Kobe Maru (  Japan). Survivors rescued by Takashima (  Imperial Japanese Navy), Reizan Maru and Unzan Maru (both   Japan).[156]
Viceroy of India   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Torch: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 34 nautical miles (63 km) north west of Oran, Algeria by U-407 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of the 454 people on board. She was taken in tow by HMS Boadicea (  Royal Navy) but later foundered at 36°24′N 0°35′W / 36.400°N 0.583°W / 36.400; -0.583. The survivors were rescued by HMS Boadicea.[164]

12 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Browning   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 2: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Oran, Algeria (35°53′N 0°33′W / 35.883°N 0.550°W / 35.883; -0.550) with the loss of one of her 62 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Fluellen (  Royal Navy).[165]
Buchanan   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°06′N 25°54′W / 52.100°N 25.900°W / 52.100; -25.900) by U-224 (  Kriegsmarine). All 73 crew were rescued by HMS Clare, HMS Leamington (both   Royal Navy) and Lightning (  United States).[166][167]
USS Edward Rutledge   United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy UGF 1: The Edward Rutledge-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Fedhala Roads (33°40′N 7°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by U-130 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of fifteen crew.[168]
USS Erie   United States Navy World War II: Convoy TAG 20: The Erie-class gunboat was torpedoed and damaged by U-163 (  Kriegsmarine) in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles. She was beached off Willemstad with the loss of seven of her 180 crew. Although later towed into Willemstad, she capsized during repairs. Erie was declared a constructive total loss.[169]
Forelle   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[170]
HMS Hecla   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Hecla-class destroyer tender was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (35°43′N 9°54′W / 35.717°N 9.900°W / 35.717; -9.900) by U-515 (  Kriegsmarine). She sank the next day with the loss of 283 of her 847 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Venomous and HMS Marne (both   Royal Navy).[131][171]
Hokkai Maru   Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of French Indochina by USS Grenadier (  United States Navy).[16]
USS Hugh L. Scott   United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy UGF 1: The Hugh L. Scott-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Fedhala Roads (33°40′N 7°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by U-130 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 59 of her 119 crew.[172]
HMS Karanja   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The landing ship infantry was bombed and sunk off Bougie, Algeria by German aircraft.[173]
Rogist   United States The vessel was sunk in a collision in the Atlantic Ocean 7 miles (11 km) south east of Cape Charles Lighthouse, Virginia with USS SC-330 (  United States Navy).[174]
USS Tasker H. Bliss   United States Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy UGF 1: The Tasker H. Bliss-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Fedhala Roads (33°40′N 7°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by U-130 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of the 235 people on board.[175]
HMS Tynwald   Royal Navy World War II: The anti-aircraft ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie with the loss of 20 crew.[131]
U-272   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided off Hela, Pomerania with U-634 (  Kriegsmarine) and sank with the loss of nineteen of her 48 crew.[176]
U-660   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Oran, Algeria by HMS Lotus and HMS Starwort (both   Royal Navy). She was consequently scuttled as a result of damage received with the loss of two of her 47 crew.[177]

13 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Akatsuki   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Akatsuki-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Savo Island, Solomon Islands (9°17′S 159°56′E / 9.283°S 159.933°E / -9.283; 159.933) by United States Navy cruisers and destroyers with the loss of 181 of her 197 crew. Survivors were rescued by American warships and taken as prisoners of war.
Alsina   France World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Bougie, Algeria. She was refloated in 1943 and scrapped in 1953.[178]
USS Atlanta   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Atlanta-class cruiser was scuttled 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west of Lunga Point, Solomon Islands due to battle damage.
USS Barton   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Benson-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk off Guadalcanal by Amatsukaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 164 of her 206 crew. Survivors were rescued by Higgins boats from Guadalanal and USS Portland (  United States Navy).
Bice   Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari (  Royal Navy).[16]
Canard   Vichy French Navy The minesweeping tugboat was lost on this date.[138]
USS Cushing   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Mahan-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Savo Island by Imperial Japanese Navy warships.
Empire Wold   United Kingdom The tugboat sank in the Atlantic Ocean (64°08′N 22°38′W / 64.133°N 22.633°W / 64.133; -22.633).
Excello   United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south of Port St. John, South Africa (32°23′S 30°07′E / 32.383°S 30.117°E / -32.383; 30.117) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMHS Atlantis (  Royal Navy) or reached land in their lifeboats.[179]
HNLMS Isaac Sweers   Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Gerard Callenburgh-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north west of Algiers, Algeria (37°23′N 2°12′E / 37.383°N 2.200°E / 37.383; 2.200) by U-431 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 108 of her 194 crew.[131]
USS Juneau   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Atlanta-class cruiser was torpedoed and damaged by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy) during the battle. After the battle while withdrawing for repairs she was torpedoed again and sunk at 10°34′S 161°04′E / 10.567°S 161.067°E / -10.567; 161.067 by I-26 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). 587 crewmen killed in the sinking and another 100 during the 8 day ordeal before 10 survivors were rescued. The wreck was located on 17 March 2018.
Kinugasa   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Aoba-class cruiser was bombed and sunk in Ironbottom Sound by Grumman TBF Avenger and Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft base on USS Enterprise (  United States Navy) or at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal with the loss of 511 of her crew.
USS Laffey   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Benson-class destroyer was shelled and sunk.
Lalande   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine).[16]
Louise Moller   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) east south east of Durban, South Africa (30°50′S 35°54′E / 30.833°S 35.900°E / -30.833; 35.900) by U-178 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 63 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Douglas (  Royal Navy) and Hopewell (  United Kingdom).[180]
Maron   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Torch: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°27′N 0°55′W / 36.450°N 0.917°W / 36.450; -0.917) by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine). All 81 crew were rescued by HMS Marigold (  Royal Navy).[181]
USS Monssen   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Gleaves-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.
Star of Scotland   United States World War II: The six-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic 900 nautical miles (1,700 km) south west of Luderitz Bay, South-West Africa (26°30′S 0°20′W / 26.500°S 0.333°W / -26.500; -0.333 by U-159 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her seventeen crew. Survivors sail in their lifeboat 1,000 miles (1,600 km) to Angola arriving on 1 December.[182]
U-411   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (36°00′N 9°53′W / 36.000°N 9.883°W / 36.000; -9.883) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 46 crew.[183]
Yūdachi   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was shelled and damaged by United States Navy ships and was abandoned with the loss of nineteen crew. Survivors were rescued by Samidare (  Imperial Japanese Navy, which attempted to scuttle Yudachi. She was later scuttled by USS Portland (  United States Navy).

14 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Alteland   Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in Syltefjord.[16]
Arizona Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Hawaii Maru-class anti-aircraft transport was bombed and sunk 80 nautical miles (150 km) north-west of Savo Island in the Solomon Islands (08°30′S 158°45′E / 8.500°S 158.750°E / -8.500; 158.750) by U.S. Navy Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from USS Enterprise (  United States Navy). 1,000 survivors rescued by Makinami (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[184]
Brisbane Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Sydney Maru-class transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. 550 survivors rescued by Kawakaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy)[185]
Canberra Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Canberra Maru-class transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands by US Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from Guadalcanal.[185]
USS Electra   United States Navy World War II: The Arcturus-class attack cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by U-173 (  Kriegsmarine). She was beached two days later at Casablanca, Morocco. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
Hiei   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Kongō-class battlecruiser was shelled and damaged in the Pacific Ocean by USS Laffey and USS San Francisco (both   United States Navy). She was then bombed by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the United States Army Air Forces and torpedoed by Grumman TBF Avenger of the United States Navy. She was scuttled by an Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer with the loss of 188 of her 1,360 crew.
Maron   United Kingdom World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine).[16]
Max Behrend   Germany World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya during a British air raid. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered British service.[16]
Nako Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands by United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from Guadalcanal. One thousand, one hundred survivors were rescued by Suzukaze (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[16][186]
Nagara Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands by United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from Guadalcanal. Survivors rescued by Amigiri and Mochizuki (both   Imperial Japanese Navy).[185]
Narkunda   United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was bombed by German aircraft and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of 31 lives. Located off Bougie (Béjaïa), Algeria, passing Cape Carbon.[153][187]
USS Preston   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Mahan-class destroyer was shelled and sunk by Japanese warships off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.
Scapa Flow   Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 12°N 30°W / 12°N 30°W / 12; -30) by U-134 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 60 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Armeria (  Royal Navy).[188]
Scillin   Italy World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) off Kuriat, Tunisia by HMS Sahib (  Royal Navy). She was carrying 814 British prisoners of war, 30 Italian guards and her crew.[189][190]
Shinanogawa Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk 80 nautical miles (150 km) north west of Savo Island (08°30′S 158°45′E / 8.500°S 158.750°E / -8.500; 158.750) in the Solomon Islands by United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft from Guadalcanal. Five hundred and seventy survivors were rescued by Naganami (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[186]
U-595   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Oran, Algeria by two Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 608 Squadron, Royal Air Force. All 45 crew survived.[191]
U-605   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria (36°20′N 1°01′W / 36.333°N 1.017°W / 36.333; -1.017) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 46 crew.[192]
Warwick Castle   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKF 1X: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Cape Espichel, Portugal (39°12′N 13°25′W / 39.200°N 13.417°W / 39.200; -13.417) by U-413 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 96 of the 462 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Achates, HMS Vansittart (both   Royal Navy), Leinster (  United Kingdom) and HMCS Louisburg (  Royal Canadian Navy).[193]

15 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Algerine   Royal Navy World War II: The Algerine-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria by Ascianghi (  Regia Marina) with the loss of 80 crew.[131]
Azra   Panama The cargo ship collided with HMCS Saguenay (  Royal Canadian Navy). The collision dislodged two depth charges, which exploded and sank her in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland with the loss of a crew member.[194]
Annie Hugo Stinnes 6   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea south west of Borkum.[16]
HMS Avenger   Royal Navy World War II: Operation Torch / Convoy MKF 1: The Avenger-class escort carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean near Gibraltar by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 538 of her 555 crew.
Ayanami   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Fubuki-class destroyer was shelled and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Guadalcanal by USS Washington (  United States Navy). with the loss of 27 of her 219 crew. The ship was abandoned, with the remaining crew being taken off by Uranami (  Imperial Japanese Navy), which scuttled Ayanami at 9°10′S 159°52′E / 9.167°S 159.867°E / -9.167; 159.867.
USS Benham   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Benham-class destroyer was scuttled following battle damage.
Ettrick   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKF 1Y: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north west of Gibraltar (36°13′N 7°54′W / 36.217°N 7.900°W / 36.217; -7.900) by U-155 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of the 336 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HNoMS Glaisdale (  Royal Norwegian Navy).[195]
Hirokawa Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Kamikawa Maru-class anti-aircraft transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at the mouth of the Bonegi River, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade (  United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft.[196]
King Arthur   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°30′N 59°50′W / 10.500°N 59.833°W / 10.500; -59.833) by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew were rescued by an American patrol ship.[197]
Kinugawa Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at the mouth of the Bonegi River, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade (  United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft.[196]
Kirishima   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Kongō-class battlecruiser was shelled and sunk in Ironbottom Sound (9°05′S 159°42′E / 9.083°S 159.700°E / -9.083; 159.700) by USS Washington (  United States Navy) with the loss of 212 of her 1,360 crew.
Le Tonnant   Vichy French Navy World War II: Operation Torch: The Redoutable-class submarine was scuttled off Cadiz, Spain by her crew.[198]
HMCS Saguenay   Royal Canadian Navy
 
The wrecked stern of HMCS Saguenay

World War II: The Canadian River-class destroyer collided with Azra (  Panama) off Cape Race and was severely damaged when two depth charges exploded under her stern.[194] She was declared a constructive total loss,[16] serving as a depot ship for the remainer of the war.

U-98   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Cape St. Vincent, Portugal (36°09′N 7°42′W / 36.150°N 7.700°W / 36.150; -7.700) by HMS Wrestler (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 46 crew.
U-259   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°20′N 3°05′E / 37.333°N 3.083°E / 37.333; 3.083) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 48 crew.[199]
Unkai Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an air attack at Rabaul.[200]
USS Walke   United States Navy World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: The Sims-class destroyer was torpedoed, shelled and sunk with the loss of 82 crew.
Yumaura Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at Doma Cove, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade (  United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBDs.[196]
Yamatsuki Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was deliberately beached undamaged to unload troops at Arulingo Point, Guadalcanal. Destroyed when shelled by USS Meade (  United States Navy) and bombed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft.[196]

16 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Abruzzi   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Unison (  Royal Navy).[16]
Boston Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy Y: The Yoshida Maru No. 1-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Palau (06°16′N 135°19′E / 6.267°N 135.317°E / 6.267; 135.317) by USS Seal (  United States Navy). Two hundred and twenty-eight troops, 2 gunners and 16 crew killed. 472 survivors rescued.[201]
Clan Mactaggart   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKS 1X: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of Cadiz, Spain by U-92 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 172 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Coreopsis (  Royal Navy).[202]
Empire Soldier   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with F W Wolfe (  United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean off St John's, Newfoundland and sank.[14]
Hans Arp   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya by HMS Safari (  Royal Navy).[131]
Irish Pine   Ireland World War II: The Design 1013 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°45′N 58°00′W / 42.750°N 58.000°W / 42.750; -58.000) by U-608 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 33 crew.
Libby, McNeill & Libby II No. 2   United States The 65-gross register ton, 65-foot (19.8 m) scow sank in the waters of the Territory of Alaska.[203]
Libby, McNeill & Libby III No. 3   United States The 67-gross register ton, 64.7-foot (19.7 m) scow sank in the waters of the Territory of Alaska.[203]
Libby, McNeill & Libby III No. 7   United States The 68-gross register ton, 72-foot (21.9 m) scow sank in the waters of the Territory of Alaska.[203]
Libby, McNeill & Libby VII No 4   United States The 67-gross register ton, 64.6-foot (19.7 m) scow sank in the waters of the Territory of Alaska.[203]
SF 235   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry foundered on this date.[170]
Triton   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Proteus-class submarine was sunk in the Aegean Sea off Euboia by UJ-2102 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 53 crew.[131][204]
U-173   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IX submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Casablanca, Morocco (33°40′N 07°35′W / 33.667°N 7.583°W / 33.667; -7.583) by USS Quick, USS Swanson and USS Woolsey (all   United States Navy) with the loss of all 57 crew.[205][206]

17 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1942
Ship Country Description
City of Corinth   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (10°55′N 61°01′W / 10.917°N 61.017°W / 10.917; -61.017) by U-508 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 87 crew. The ship later foundered at 10°52′30″N 61°03′30″W / 10.87500°N 61.05833°W / 10.87500; -61.05833. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-536 (  United States Navy).[207] Radio operator Walter Thorp returned to his cabin the rescue his canary and missed the lifeboat. But after jumping into the sea, with the bird in its bamboo cage, it kept him awake as he swam, by singing. Thorp and the canary were eventually picked up by a freighter. The bird lived for another 13 years.[208]
F 346   Kriegsmarine World War II: The landing ferry was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari (  Royal Navy).[16]
Hindenburg   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank south of Utö, Finland (59°40′N 21°20′E / 59.667°N 21.333°E / 59.667; 21.333). 6 of 1,000 Soviet prisoners of war on board killed.[209][210]
Mount Taurus   Greece World War II: Convoy ON 144: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°30′N 37°30′W / 54.500°N 37.500°W / 54.500; -37.500) by U-264 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 40 crew.[65][211]
Nissei Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Standard Peacetime Type 1E cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean (10°30′S 105°35′E / 10.500°S 105.583°E / -10.500; 105.583) by USS Searaven (  United States Navy). One crewman killed.[212]
Oregon Maru   Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy No. 726: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport was torpedoed and sunk 36 miles (58 km) west of Olagapo (14°50′N 119°45′E / 14.833°N 119.750°E / 14.833; 119.750) by USS Salmon (  United States Navy). 7 gunners and 74 crew killed.[213]
Piemonte   Italy World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sicily by HMS Umbra (  Royal Navy). She put into Messina, where she was withdrawn from service. Piemonte was scuttled when Messina was evacuated.[16]
U-331   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers, Algeria by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Unable to dive, she surrendered, but was later torpedoed and sunk by a Fairey Albacore aircraft based on HMS Formidable (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 32 of her 49 crew. The crew of the Albacore were unaware that the ship had surrendered.
Widestone   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 144: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°30′N 37°10′W / 54.500°N 37.167°W / 54.500; -37.167) by U-184 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 42 crew.[214]

18 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Brilliant   United States World War II: Convoy SC 109: The tanker was torpedoed, set ablaze and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (50°45′N 45°53′W / 50.750°N 45.883°W / 50.750; -45.883) by U-43 (  Kriegsmarine). She reached St. John's, Newfoundland, departing under tow of HMS Frisky (  Royal Navy) on 18 January 1943. She broke in two at 46°13′N 58°38′W / 46.217°N 58.633°W / 46.217; -58.633 on 20 January. The bow section sank with the loss of eleven of her 55 crew. Survivors on the stern section were rescued by on 24 January HMCS Goderich (  Royal Canadian Navy). The stern section was taken in tow but sank on 25 January at 45°18′N 55°12′W / 45.300°N 55.200°W / 45.300; -55.200.[215]
F 346   Kriegsmarine The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[216]
Giulio Giordani   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Umbra (  Royal Navy).[16]
Krasnoye Znamya   Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in Lavensaari Harbour by Syoksy (  Finnish Navy). 64 crewmen killed. Raised in November 1943, repaired, and recommissioned in September 1944.[217]
Linwood   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary.[16]
HNoMS Montbretia   Royal Norwegian Navy World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°37′N 38°15′W / 53.617°N 38.250°W / 53.617; -38.250) by U-262 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 Norwegian and 2 British crew. 20 survivors rescued by HNoMS Potentilla (  Royal Norwegian Navy).[218][219]
Parismina   United States World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (54°07′N 38°26′W / 54.117°N 38.433°W / 54.117; -38.433) by U-624 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty of the 75 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Perth (  United Kingdom) and HNoMS Rose (  Royal Norwegian Navy).[220]
President Sergent   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south east of Cape Farewell (54°07′N 38°26′W / 54.117°N 38.433°W / 54.117; -38.433) by U-624 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty of the 59 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Perth (  United Kingdom).[221]
Tortugas   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea east of Barbados by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine). All 38 crew survived, two were taken as prisoners of war. Of the other 36, eighteen were rescued by Herman F. Whiton (  United States), ten reached land in their lifeboat and eight were rescued by a Yugoslavian ship.[222]
Tower Grange   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north east of Cayenne, French Guiana (6°20′N 49°10′W / 6.333°N 49.167°W / 6.333; -49.167) by U-154 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by Castalia and Baron Belhaven (both   United Kingdom).[223]
Yaka   United States World War II: Convoy ONS 144: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by U-624 (  Kriegsmarine). She was later torpedoed and sunk at 54°07′N 38°26′W / 54.117°N 38.433°W / 54.117; -38.433 by U-522 (  Kriegsmarine). All 52 crew were rescued by HMS Vervain (  Royal Navy).[224]

19 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Birgitte   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km) off the Eddystone Lighthouse, Devon by Kriegsmarine Schnellboote. Ten of her 23 crew were killed.[113]
Corinthiakos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Lourenço Marques, Mozambique.[225][clarification needed]
F 358   Kriegsmarine The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[216]
Gunda   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (25°40′S 33°53′E / 25.667°S 33.883°E / -25.667; 33.883) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 46 crew.[226]
Lab   Norway World War II: Convoy PW 250: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the Eddystone Lighthouse by S-116 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy minesweeper.[227]
MN-01   Kriegsmarine World War II: The armed auxiliary was damaged by gunfire, and forced to beach at (69°56′N 30°02′E / 69.933°N 30.033°E / 69.933; 30.033) in the Varangerfjord, Norway.[228]
Schiff 18 Alteland   Kriegsmarine World War II: The decoy ship was sunk by mines off Petsamo.[229]
Scottish Chief   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east south east of Durban, South Africa (30°39′S 34°41′E / 30.650°S 34.683°E / -30.650; 34.683) by U-177 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Genista and HMS Jasmine (both   Royal Navy).[230]
Sperrbrecher 169 Ceres   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank off Helgeland, Norway.[16][231]
HMS Ullswater   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy PW 250: The Lake-class whaler was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by S 112 (  Kriegsmarine).[16][227][232]
USS YP-26   United States Navy World War II: The patrol boat was destroyed by an explosion of undetermined origin while hauled out on a marine railway at Cristóbal, Colón, Panama Canal Zone.[104]

20 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Bramham   Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer was bombed and severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers.[16]
Corinthiakos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north east of the Inhaca Lighthouse, Portuguese East Africa (25°42′S 33°27′E / 25.700°S 33.450°E / -25.700; 33.450) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Portuguese tug.[233]
Grangepark   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 3: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-263 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of the 71 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Fowey (  Royal Navy).[234]
HMS LCM 139   Royal Navy The landing craft mechanized was lost on this date.[235]
HMS LCT 120   Royal Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost in a storm.[236]
Lago Tana   Regia Marina The auxiliary cruiser was sunk on this date.[237]
Pierce Butler   United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (29°40′S 36°35′E / 29.667°S 36.583°E / -29.667; 36.583) by U-177 (  Kriegsmarine). All 62 crew were rescued by HMS Fortune (  Royal Navy).[238]
Prins Harald   Norway World War II: Convoy KMS 3: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) west of Gibraltar (35°55′N 10°14′W / 35.917°N 10.233°W / 35.917; -10.233) by U-263 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 52 people on board.[14][239]
Sokrushitelny   Soviet Navy World War II: Convoy PQ 15: The destroyer was heavily damaged, almost breaking in two, in heavy weather. She foundered on 22 November 1942.[240]
USS YP-405   United States Navy The patrol boat burned and sank off Smith Shoal Lighthouse in the Florida Keys at approximately 24°43′N 81°55′W / 24.717°N 81.917°W / 24.717; -81.917.[104][241]

21 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Anneliese Essberger   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean by USS Cincinnati, USS Milwaukee and USS Somers (all   United States Navy) and was scuttled by her crew. All 62 were rescued by USS Milwaukee and taken as prisoners of war.[242][243]
Bintang   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 650 nautical miles (1,200 km) east of Trinidad (10°30′N 51°00′W / 10.500°N 51.000°W / 10.500; -51.000 by U-160 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by Black Point (  United States), Monte Altube (  Spain) and Rodsley (  United Kingdom).[244]
Empire Sailor   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 145: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°55′N 55°12′W / 43.917°N 55.200°W / 43.917; -55.200) by U-518 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of the 65 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Minas and HMCS Timmins (both   Royal Canadian Navy)[14][245]
Empire Starling   United Kingdom World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea north east of Barbados (13°05′N 56°20′W / 13.083°N 56.333°W / 13.083; -56.333) by U-163 (  Kriegsmarine). All 55 crew survived, although her captain was taken on board U-163 as a prisoner of war[14][246]
Turksib   Soviet Union During a voyage from Portland, Oregon, to Vladivostok in the Soviet Union with a cargo of food, military supplies, and motor vehicles, the steam cargo ship struck shoals at Seal Cape and was wrecked at Scotch Cap (54°24′15″N 164°47′30″W / 54.40417°N 164.79167°W / 54.40417; -164.79167 (Scotch Cap)) at the southwest corner of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Everyone on board – 31 men and four women – were rescued. The ship later broke in two and became a total loss.[247][248][249]
U-517   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland (46°16′N 17°09′W / 46.267°N 17.150°W / 46.267; -17.150) by Fairey Albacore aircraft of 817 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm based on HMS Victorious (  Royal Navy) with the loss of one of her 53 crew.[250]

22 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Alcoa Pathfinder   United States World War II: The Type C1 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) south of Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa (26°45′S 33°10′E / 26.750°S 33.167°E / -26.750; 33.167) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of the 61 people on board.[251]
Apalóide   Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Trinidad (13°28′N 54°42′W / 13.467°N 54.700°W / 13.467; -54.700) by U-163 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 56 crew.[252]
Else Kunkel II   Germany World War II: The lugger struck a mine and sank in the Samsø Belt.[16]
Khai Dinh   Vichy French World War II: The ocean liner was bombed and sunk east of Haiphong, French Indochina by United States 14th Air Force aircraft. Seven killed.[253]

23 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Benlomond   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 750 nautical miles (1,390 km) east of the mouth of the Amazon River (0°30′N 38°45′W / 0.500°N 38.750°W / 0.500; -38.750) by U-172 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 53 of her 54 crew. The survivor was rescued by a Brazilian fishing vessel.[254]
Caddo   United States World War II: The Type T2-SE-A1 tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°25′N 48°27′W / 42.417°N 48.450°W / 42.417; -48.450) by U-518 (  Kriegsmarine). 17 gunners and 42 crewmen manned 3 lifeboats except her Master and one other officer who were taken on board U-518 as prisoners of war. Two lifeboats were never seen again, and only three gunners and three crewmen survived in their lifeboat before they were rescued by Motomar (  Spain) on 8 December 1942.[255]
Cranfield   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by I-166 (  Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Indian Ocean (08°26′N 76°42′E / 8.433°N 76.700°E / 8.433; 76.700). 9 crewmen killed. 3 gunners and 64 crewmen sail in lifeboats to Travancore, India.[256]
Fertilia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Umbra (  Royal Navy).[16]
Goolistan   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy QP 15: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Greenland Sea (75°50′N 15°45′E / 75.833°N 15.750°E / 75.833; 15.750) by U-625 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 52 crew.[257]
Kuznets Lesov   Soviet Union World War II: Convoy QP 15: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Greenland Sea (75°30′N 8°00′E / 75.500°N 8.000°E / 75.500; 8.000) by U-601 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew.[258]
Luigi Favorita   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Cagliari, Sardinia by HMS Splendid (  Royal Navy).[16]
M-101   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was sunk off Namsos in a collision with a merchant ship.[259]
Maggie   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Stolpmünde, Germany.[260]
Tilawa   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Aden by I-29 (  Imperial Japanese Navy). 252 passengers and 28 crew were killed. 628 survivors were rescued by HMS Birmingham (  Royal Navy) and 4 by Carthage (  United Kingdom).[261][262]

24 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Dorington Court   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean 105 nautical miles (194 km) east south east of Inhaca Island, Portuguese East Africa (27°00′S 34°45′E / 27.000°S 34.750°E / -27.000; 34.750) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 43 crew.[263]
Hayashio   Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kagerō-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in Huon Gulf (07°00′S 147°30′E / 7.000°S 147.500°E / -7.000; 147.500) by US Army Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and North American B-25 Mitchell and Royal Australian Air Force Bristol Beaufighter aircraft. 50 crew killed and 6 wounded. Shiratsuyu, (  Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued the survivors and then scuttled her with a torpedo.[264]
Klaus Oldendorff   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland.[265]
Luigi   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by aircraft in the Tyrrhenian Sea, east of Sardinia (40°02′N 11°20′E / 40.033°N 11.333°E / 40.033; 11.333).[266]
M 3610   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium.[16]
Maritza   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk west of Crete.[267]
Mount Helmos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (26°38′S 34°59′E / 26.633°S 34.983°E / -26.633; 34.983) by U-181 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 34 crew.[268]
Nathaniel Bacon   United States The Liberty ship collided with Esso Belgium (  Belgium) in New York Harbor and was beached. She was later repaired and returned to service.[78]
Shusha   Soviet Navy The minesweeper foundered in the Barents Sea off the Kola Peninsula.[16]
Trentbank   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMS 3: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[16]

25 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1942
Ship Country Description
Erika Hendrik Fisser   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was struck by an air-launched torpedo and sank off Oksøy Lighthouse, Norway.[269]
HMT Leyland   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost in a collision off Gibraltar.[270]
M-101   Kriegsmarine The minesweeper was sunk in a collision with Levante (  Germany) off