YC-664 lost due to enemy action at Guam, Marianas Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. YP-77 sunk in collision off Atlantic coast, 28 April 1942. YP-453 destroyed by grounding in the Bahama Islands, 15 April 1943. PT-77 sunk in error by the USS Conyngham (DD-371) and USS Lough (DE-586) near Talin Point, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 1 February 1945. The last aircraft carrier sunk in wartime was the Japanese aircraft carrier Amagi, in Kure Harbour in July 1945. USS LST-493 destroyed after grounding while attempting to enter Plymouth Harbor, England, 12 April 1945. USS Pope (DD-225) sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Java Sea, Netherlands East Indies, 1 March 1942. Herein are mentioned world’s top ten ships sunk by accident with icebergs (in terms of lives lost). Denis Warner, Peggy Warner, and Sadao Seno. USS Sentinel (AM-113) sunk by German aircraft off Licata, Sicily, 12 July 1943. Tennent, A J, British Merchant Ships sunk by U-Boats in the 1914-18 War (Starling Press, 1990) Williams, D, Wartime Disasters At Sea, Every Passenger Ship Lost in World Wars I & II, (Yeovil, 1997). PT-164 destroyed by Japanese aircraft bombing, Rendova Harbor, Solomon Islands, USS Walke (DD-416) sunk by gunfire and torpedoes from Japanese warships off Savo, Solomon Islands, 14 November 1942. USS Asheville (PG-21) sunk by Japanese warships south of Java, Netherlands East Indies, 3 March 1942.USS Erie (PG-50) torpedoed by German submarine U-163 off Curacao Island,12 November 1942, and capsized while under tow off Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles, 5 December 1942.USS Plymouth (PG-57) sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-566 off North Carolina, 5 August 1943.USS St. Augustine (PG-54) sunk after collision with S.S. Camas Meadows off Cape May, New Jersey, 6 January … 7 November 1944. USS Spence (DD-512) capsized during a typhoon in the Philippine Sea, 18 December 1944. USS Princeton (CVL-23) sunk after being bombed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands, 24 October 1944. USS LST-523 sunk by a mine off Normandy, France, 19 June 1944. USS Pickerel (SS-177) missing off northern Honshu, Japan, 3 April 1943. LCT(6)-714 sunk off northern France, June 1944. YCF-23 lost en route to Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, March 1945, and stricken from the Navy List, 28 April 1945. PT-200 lost after collision, 22 February 1944, off Newport, Rhode Island, and sank USS LCI(L)-93 sunk off northern France, 6 June 1944. USS Finch (AM-9) sunk by Japanese aircraft off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 11 April 1942. PT-113 destroyed as a result of grounding, not in enemy waters, Veale Reef, near Tufi, New Guinea, 8 August 1943. Inoguchi, Rikihei, Captain, Commander Tadashi Nakajima, and Roger Pineau. YP-205 destroyed by grounding, 1 November 1942. LCT(6)-1029 sunk at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 2 March 1945. YP-383 sunk by collision, 24 November 1944. USS Hugh L. Scott (AP-43) sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-130 off Fedala, Morocco, 12 November 1942. The Royal Navy lost 50758 men killed in action, 820 missing in action and 14663 wounded in action.The Women's Royal Naval Servicelost 102 killed and 22 wounded. USS LCI(L)-85 sunk off northern France, 6 June 1944. LCT(5)-293 sunk in English Channel, 11 October 1944. USS Bristol (DD-453) sunk after being torpedoed by the German submarine U-371 off Cape Bougaroun, Algeria, 12 October 1943. LCT(6)-777 sunk off northern France, 6 June 1944. USS SC-1024 sunk after collision off North Carolina, 2 March 1943. With the discovery of the Japanese battleship Musashi, sunk in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines in October 1944, one of the lost legends of World War … YC-649 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. In total 29 Hospital Ships had been authorized for the Army during WW2, but only 24 were in service when the war ended. This is a list of Royal Navy ships and personnel lost during World War II, from 3 September 1939 to 1 October 1945. USS Abner Read (DD-526) sunk by Kamikaze attack in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands, 1 November 1944. YC-717 lost due to enemy action at Guam, Marianas Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. LCT(5)-35 sunk off Anzio, Italy, 15 February 1944. USS LCI(L)-232 sunk off northern France, 6 June 1944. USS S-27 (SS-132) lost by grounding on a reef off St. Makarius Point, Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, 19 June 1942. PT-147 grounded in enemy waters and destroyed to prevent capture, Teliata Point, New Guinea, 20 November 1943. USS YMS-50 sunk by a mine off Balikpapan, Philippine Islands, 18 June 1945. 22 February 1942. USS YMS-472 sunk off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 16 September 1945. USS Robert L. 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New York NY: Sarpedon Publishers, 1995. USS Reid (DD-369) sunk after being hit by two Kamikaze aircraft off Limasawa Island, Philippine Islands, 11 December 1944. USS Niagara (AGP-1) sunk by Japanese aircraft bombing near San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands, 23 May 1943. This is a list of Royal Navy ships and personnel lost during World War II, from 3 September 1939 to 1 October 1945. USS Grunion (SS-216) missing off Kiska, Aleutian Islands, at the end of July 1942. PT-283 damaged by Japanese shore batteries or wild shot from U.S. warship, 18 March 1944, and sank off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 19 March 1944. USS LCI(L)-92 sunk off northern France, 6 June 1944. YP-235 destroyed by undetermined explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, 1 April 1943. LCT(6)-988 sunk, 15 May 1944, ans stricken from the Navy List, 9 June 1944. PT-107 destroyed by accidental fire while refueling in port, Hamburg Bay, Emirau Island, 18 June 1944. LCT(5)-209 sunk off northern France, 10 June 1944. USS Holder (DE-401) scrapped after being torpedoed by German aircraft off Algiers, Algeria, 11 April 1944. YC-912 lost in the North Pacific, 13 January 1945. Winter 2003, Vol. USS Jacob Jones (DD-130) sunk after being torpedoed by the German submarine U-578 off Cape May, New Jersey, 28 February 1942. USS Miantonomah (CM-10) sunk by a mine off Le Havre, France, 25 September 1944. It was sunk on June 17th, 1940, resulting in the loss of over 4,000 lives, possibly many more. USS LST-396 sunk by accidental fire and explosion off Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, USS Truxtun (DD-229) wrecked in a gale at Chamber's Cove, Newfoundland, 18 February 1942. Scheina, Robert L. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II. USS LCS(L)(3)-7 sunk by Suicide boat off Mariveles, Corregidor Channel, Luzon, USS LCI(L)-497 sunk off northern France, 6 June 1944. it also list US Coast Guard losses: USS Arizona (BB-39) destroyed by Japanese aircraft bombs at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 7 December 1941, and stricken from the Navy List, 1 December 1942. LCT(5)-28 sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 May 1943. USS Plymouth (PG-57) sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-566 off North Carolina, 5 August 1943. USS Quincy (CA-39) sunk by gunfire and torpedoes of Japanese warships off Savo, Solomon Islands, 9 August 1942. YC-178 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. YP-481 destroyed by grounding at Charleston, South Carolina, 25 April 1943. YW-54 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. USS Tide (AM-125) sunk by a mine off Normandy, France, 7 June 1944. Santa Rita (Launch Number 681) lost due to enemy action at Luzon, Philippine Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. The ship was carrying evacuees from Liverpool to Canada. USS LST-499 sunk by a mine off Normandy, France, 8 June 1944. USS Houston (CA-30) sunk by gunfire and torpedoes of Japanese warships in Sunda Strait, Netherlands East Indies, 1 March 1942. USS Lansdale (DD-426) sunk after being torpedoed by German aircraft off Cape Bengut, Algeria, 20 April 1944. USS Tanager (AM-5) sunk by shore batteries off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 4 May 1942. USS S-44 (SS-155) sunk by Japanese escort ship Ishigaki off Paramushiro, Kuril Islands, 7 October 1943. USS Pillsbury (DD-227) sunk by Japanese warships east of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, 1–4 March 1942. Rosal (YFB-682) lost due to enemy action at Luzon, Philippine Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. Herein are mentioned world’s top ten ships sunk by accident with icebergs (in terms of lives lost). LCT(5)-241 sunk off Salerno, Italy, 15 September 1943. USS LST-480 sunk by explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 May 1944. USS LCI(M)-974 sunk by Japanese suicide boat in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 10 January 1945. 1 February 1943. TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists.We also have immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa. Lives lost include crew and civilian passengers, but not military personnel USS LST-507 sunk by German motor torpedo boats in Lyme Bay, England, 28 April 1944. LCT(5)-26 sunk, 25 February 1944, and stricken from the Navy List, 6 March 1944. PT-32 destroyed to prevent capture, Tagauayan Island, Philippine Islands, 13 March 1942. please would anyone know where i can look up a passenger ship that was sunk by a german tornado during ww2 going from Scotland to Canada,my mothers cousin ,a little girl going to the saftey of relatives in Canada was killed in this disaster.. any ideas , Roe. USS Callaghan (DD-792) sunk after being hit by one Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 28 July 1945. USS LST-313 sunk by German aircraft off Gela, Sicily, 10 July 1943. YT-198 sunk off Anzio, Italy, 18 February 1944. YP-72 destroyed by grounding at Adak, Aleutian Islands, 22 February 1943. USS Borie (DD-215) sunk as a result of damage received on the 1 November 1943 ramming of the German submarine U-405 in the North Atlantic, north of the Azores, 2 November 1943. This German ship was sunk by a Russian submarine in 1945 with the loss of nearly 10,000 souls. Moreover, ships may not have sunk until several hours (or even days) after the initial attack. Rivera (YFB- 685 ) lost due to enemy action at Luzon, Philippine Islands, and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. LCT(6)-612 sunk off northern France, 6 June 1944. USS Ward (APD-16) damaged by kamikaze attack off Ormoc, Leyte, Philippine Islands; scuttled by destroyer O’Brien (DD-725), 7 December 1944. Heavy casualties occurred when submarines sank large passenger ships such as the Wilhelm Gustloff that were overloaded with soldiers, prisoners, or refugees. USS Hornet (CV-8) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands, 26 October 1942. USS Grayback (SS-208) sunk by Japanese aircraft in the East China Sea, 26 February 1944. Parkin, Robert Sinclair. USS Darter (SS-227) stranded on Bombay Shoal, off Palawan, Philippine Islands, and destroyed to prevent capture, 24 October 1944. USS LST-472 sunk by Kamikaze attack off Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 15 December 1944. USS LST-43 sunk by explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 21 May 1944. Lemp realised his mistake and kept his actions secret until he returned to base. USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733) sunk by Kamikaze aircraft and glider bomb attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 12 April 1945. 10. USS Neosho (AO-23), damaged on 7 May 1942 by Japanese carrier aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea, scuttled by destroyer Henley (DD-391) on 11 May 1942. LCT(5)-242 sunk off Naples, Italy, 2 December 1943. Several other Dutch ships that sunk during the 1942 Battle of the Java Sea were also plundered by scrappers, and the USS Houston, an American warship … USS LST-348 sunk by German submarine U-410 off Anzio, Italy, 20 February 1944. USS SC-1059 lost by grounding off the Bahamas Islands, 12 December 1944. PT-323 destroyed by Kamikaze attack, Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands, 10 December 1944. USS Beatty (DD-640) sunk after being torpedoed by German aircraft off Cape Bougaroun, Algeria, 6 November 1943. The SS Sagaing, a British passenger and cargo ship, was hit by Japanese bombers on April 9, 1942, while at anchor in Trincomalee Harbour. USS Hovey (DMS-11) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 6 January 1945. USS Macaw (ASR-11) lost by grounding on a reef in Midway Channel, 12 February 1944. All British shipping losses are due to German surface ships, submarines or aircraft, except for some vessels sunk by Austro-Hungarian submarines in the Mediterranean or scuttled in the Baltic. USS Sonoma (ATO-12) sunk by Japanese aircraft off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 24 October 1944. It is not always clear which time has been recorded. Philippine Islands, 16 February 1945. USS Shark (SS-314) sunk by Japanese destroyer Harukaze in Luzon Strait, Philippine Islands, 24 October 1944. USS Wasp (CV-7) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-19 south of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 15 September 1942. USS YMS-70 foundered off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 17 October 1944. Ryukyu Islands, 4 April 1945. USS PC-496 sunk after being torpedoed by Italian submarine off Bizerte, Tunisia, 4 June 1943. USS LST-447 sunk by Kamikaze attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 7 April 1945. USS APc-35 grounded off New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 22 September 1943. Ex-USS Rochester (CA-2) scuttled as a block ship in Subic Channel, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 24 December 1941. USS Stewart (DD-224) captured by the Japanese after being scuttled in a drydock at Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies, 2 March 1942. USS LCS(L)(3)-26 sunk by Suicide boat off Mariveles, Corregidor Channel, Luzon, USS PC-590 destroyed by grounding during typhoon at Buckner Bay, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 9 October 1945. USS YMS-14 sunk in collision in Boston harbor, Massachusetts, 11 January 1945. PT-172 grounded in enemy waters and destroyed to prevent capture, off Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 7 September 1943. LCT(6)-1050 sunk off Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, 27 July 1945. PT-371 grounded in enemy waters and destroyed to prevent capture, near Tagalasa, Halmahera, Netherlands East Indies, 19 September 1944. USS Cooper (DD-695) sunk after being torpedoed in Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 3 December 1944. YD-47 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. 1939. USS Chicago (CA-29) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft off Rennel, Solomon Islands, 29–30 January 1943. San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands, 23 June 1943. LCT(5)-459 sunk off western France, 19 September 1944. USS Deimos (AK-78) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine RO-103 off USS Drexler (DD-741) sunk after being hit by two Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 28 May 1945. Many German refugees rushed to Baltic ports, seeking ships that would help them escape. USS LSM-135 sunk by Kamikaze attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 25 May 1945. USS Morrison (DD-560) sunk after being hit by four Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 4 May 1945. USS Tullibee (SS-284) sunk by own torpedo north of Palau, Caroline Islands, 26 March 1944. USS LSMR-190 sunk by Kamikaze attack off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 4 May 1945. USS LCI(L)-600 sunk by undetermined explosion at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 12 January 1945. YA-65 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. PT-239 destroyed by fire in port, Lambu Lambu, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1982. YF-212 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. USS LCI(L)-684 sunk off Samar, Philippine Islands, 12 November 1945. USS Redwing (ARS-4) sunk by explosion at Bizerte, Tunisia, 27 June 1943. After V-J Day, Hospitals Ships which could be released from patient evacuation were to be employed as passenger vessels for repatriation of American servicemen and women, and military dependents. USS YMS-98 sunk off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 16 September 1945. USS Cushing (DD-376) sunk by gunfire from Japanese warships off Savo, Solomon Islands, 13 November 1942. YRC-4 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. Alphabetical listing by war years. PT-219 damaged in storm and scrapped, near Attu, Aleutian Islands, 14 September 1943. PT-31 grounded in enemy waters and destroyed to prevent capture, Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 19 January 1942. To perform their function and/or considered Constructive total Losses, Admiralty Islands and. 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