Allied Warships

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This page is our compilation of data from several different databases. All data shown here is dynamic, but is accurate according to the information we have right now. Although content is still being added daily, more than 75% of the launched and commissioned data is already in place, so this section is almost complete.

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Laid down (32)

1933: Soviet Navy Submarine M-17 - Soviet Navy Submarine M-18

1934: US Navy Aircraft carrier Enterprise (CV 6)

1936: Royal Navy Destroyer Mohawk (F 31)

1940: Royal Navy Escort destroyer Dulverton (L 63) - Royal Navy Submarine Saracen (P 247)

1941: Royal Navy Boom defence vessel Bardolf (Z 171) - Royal Navy Boom defence vessel Barfoss (Z 200) - Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2017 (J 817) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-50 (YMS-50) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-51 (YMS-51) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-81 (YMS-81)

1942: Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat MGB 184 (MGB 184) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 132 (LCT 132) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 208 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-757 (SC-757) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-136 (YMS-136) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-287 (YMS-287)

1943: Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Beacon Hill (K 407) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 280 (LST 280) - US Navy Frigate Brunswick (PF-68) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 510 (LCT 510) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 511 (LCT 511) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 280 (LST 280) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 561

1944: US Navy Oiler Anacostia (AO 94) - US Navy Destroyer Fred T. Berry (DD 858) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 791 (LST 791) - US Navy Patrol craft PGM-25 (PGM-25)

1945: US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 722 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 723 - US Navy Destroyer Witek (DD 848)

Launched (24)

1931: Royal Navy Sloop Rochester (L 50 / U 50)

1937: Soviet Navy Destroyer Smetlivy

1940: Royal Navy Escort destroyer Whaddon (L 45)

1941: US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 43

1942: Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 265 (J 765) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Neave (T 247) - Royal Navy Destroyer Rapid (H 32) - Royal Navy Escort Carrier Ravager (D 70) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-110 (YMS-110) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-15 (YMS-15)

1943: Royal Navy Sloop Lapwing (U 62) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 680 (LCT 680) - Royal Navy Corvette Rushen Castle (K 372) - US Navy Frigate El Paso (PF-41) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-362 (LCI(L)-362) - US Navy Patrol craft PCS-1429 (PCS-1429) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 374 - US Navy Destroyer Escort Vance (DE 387)

1944: US Navy Submarine Bullhead (332) - US Navy Seaplane tender Corson (AVP 37) - US Navy Destroyer Hugh W. Hadley (DD 774) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 319 (LSM 319) - US Navy Patrol craft PGM-23 (PGM-23) - US Navy Patrol craft PGM-29 (PGM-29)

Commissioned (31)

1921: Soviet Navy Submarine A-2

1923: US Navy Submarine S-37 (142)

1935: Soviet Navy Submarine M-28

1941: Free French Navy Corvette Lobelia (K 05) - Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1065 (ML 1065) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 35

1942: Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2018 (J 818) - Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1091 (ML 1091) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 111

1943: Royal Navy Patrol vessel Kilbirnie (Z 01) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 669 (LCT 669) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 238 (LST 238) - US Navy Submarine Apogon (308) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Dionne (DE 261) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 264 (LST 264) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-615 (PC-615) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 285 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 359 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1334 (SC-1334) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-719 (SC-719) - US Navy Destroyer Stembel (DD 644)

1944: Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1402 (ML 1402) - Soviet Navy Destroyer Dejatelnyj - Soviet Navy Destroyer Derzkij - Soviet Navy Destroyer Dostojnyj - Soviet Navy Destroyer Zarkij - Soviet Navy Destroyer Zguchij - Soviet Navy Destroyer Zivuchij

1945: US Navy Escort carrier Bairoko (CVE 115) - US Navy Medium landing ship (rocket) LSM(R) 515 (LSM(R) 515)

1946: Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 518 (MTB 518)

Legend:

Laid down means that the ship's construction was officially started by laying down the keel (often just a single steel beam but could also mean the first of many pre-fabricated sections).

Launched means that the ship was launched from its shipyard, it then began its fitting out period (installation of smaller systems, weapons etc.) - in many yards the ships were launched very complete and needed little work afterwards.

Commissioned is when the navy takes the ship officially over and gives command of it to its new captain.

War Losses on 16 July (6)


1940: Royal Navy Destroyer Imogen (D 44) - Royal Navy Submarine Phoenix (N 96) - Royal Navy Submarine Salmon (N 65)

1941: Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat MGB 90 (ii) (MGB 90) - Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat MGB 92 (ii) (MGB 92)

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 7057 (LCT 7057)

More information on Allied Warships losses.


General Events on 16 July


1940

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) departed Freetown for an anti-raider patrol in the mid-Atlantic. A signal had been received from the Admiralty that D/F bearings indicated that an enemy raider was most likely in an area bounded by lines joining (a) 15°N, 35W (b) 22°N, 32°W (c) 20°N, 30°W (d) 15°N, 32°W. For the daily positions of HMS Dorsetshire from 16 to 29 July 1940 see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt. C.B. Crouch, RN) arrived at Rothesay. She was now assigned to the 7th Submarine Flotilla for training purposes.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. G.C.I.St.B.S. Watkins, RN) arrived at Rothesay. She was now assigned to the 7th Submarine Flotilla for training purposes. She was often used for the Commanding Officers Qualifying Course.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley, RN) departed Alexandria for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to conduct a special operation and to patrol off the Kithera Channel. Later she was ordered to patrol off the east coast of Sicily. Before proceeding on patrol exercises were carried out with HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, RN). For the daily and attack positions of HMS Parthian during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Phoenix: At 1252 hours (Rome time) HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) possibly attacked the Italian tanker Dora C. (5843 GRT, built 1922) with torpedoes off Augusta, Sicily, Italy. The escorting Italian torpedo boat Albatros sighted 2 torpedoes. Albatros then possibly sank Phoenix during the counter attack in which a pattern of 10 depth charges was dropped followed by another pattern of 8. Albatros observed bubbles of air (no oil was seen) and believed that the submarine may have been damaged (it did not claim a sinking at the time). At the time of the attack Albatros was the only Italian vessel equipped with an experimental sonar but it broke down and was not used in the attack. So it is quite possible that she was sunk by Albatros on this day but is also possible that the torpedo tracks seen by Albatros were porpoises (a frequent mistake !). Phoenix was ordered to return to Malta on the 14th and she had acknowledged that she had received this signal. It is therefore a bit strange the she would still be in her patrol area around noon on the 16th. There was also an Italian minefield about 4 miles South-East of Augusta (minefield 4 AS) and although Phoenix had orders not to enter the 200 fathom line (an exception could be made if a target was worth it) so it is not impossible that she ran into it.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rainbow: HMS Rainbow (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Moore, RN) arrived at Alexandria.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Clyde: HMS Clyde (Cdr. D.C. Ingram, RN) sank the Norwegian fishing vessel SF 52 (15 GRT) through ramming east of Alesund, Norway in position 62°19'N, 04°19'E. At 2230 hours a small fishing vessel was sighted and closed. Clyde was put alongside. The fishing vessel had a crew of four and were brought on board Clyde for interrogation. The fishing vessel was fitted for trawling but no trawl could be seen. The only fishing gear on board was a number of fish baskets. Also the hold was empty. Cdr. Ingram thought this to be suspicious and decided to sink the vessel and hold the crew on board.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: In the early morning hours HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, RN) received a signal ordering her to proceed to Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Studholme, DSC, RN) was docked at Rosyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sunfish: HMS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Slaughter, DSO, RN) ended her 13th war patrol at Rosyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triton: HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tigris: HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bone, RN) departed from Rothesay for her 1st war patrol, escorted by HMS Northern Spray (Lt. H.P. Crail, RNR) until 2140/17. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tigris: For the daily positions of HMS Tigris during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Talisman: HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) conducted minelaying trials off Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Harwich.

Royal Navy Corvette HMS Gardenia: The British tanker Scottish Minstrel is torpedoed and damaged about 130 nautical miles north-west of Bloody Foreland in position 56°10'N, 10°20'W by German U-boat U-61. HMS Gardenia (Lt.Cdr. T.A.O. Ellis, RNR) later picks up 32 survivors. The damaged tanker sank the next day.

1941

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) departed from Gibraltar for her 12th war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea. For the daily and attack positions of HrMs O 21 during this patrol see the map below. HrMs O 21 12th war patrolclick here for bigger map

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (A/Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 11th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Olympus during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Cachalot: HMS Cachalot (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.A.K.N. Cavaye, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tetrarch: HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Greenway, RN) is narrowly missed by a torpedo when in position 220°, Cape Pappas (Nikaria), 10 nautical miles. (All times are zone -3) 0115 hours - While in position 220°, Cape Pappas (Nikaria), 10 nautical miles (about 37°22'N, 25°54'E), Tetrarch was attacked by what were thought to be two Motor Torpedo Boats. The Officer of the Watch altered course towards the first one sighted and when Lt.Cdr. Greenway sighted the second one he altered course towards this one and dived. Just before diving a torpedo track was seen to pass close astern. Tetrarch was most likely saved by the quick reaction of the Officer of the Watch. No depth charges were dropped and when Tetrarch came to periscope depth at 0500 hours nothing was in sight. Tetrarch had actually been attacked by the Italian submarine Nereide who fired two torpedoes from 700 metres and claimed one hit. The Italians give 37°25'N, 25°52'E as the position of the attack.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 33: HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN) arrived at Londonderry.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. J.D. Martin, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN).

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR P-3: P-3 is damaged in the Gulf of Finland in a collision with the Soviet submarine B-2.

1942

Royal Norwegian Navy Submarine HNoMS Uredd: HNoMS Uredd (Lt. Røren) departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick. She made the passage together with HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Lord Lloyd (T/Lt. M.W. Bond, RNVR).

US Navy Destroyer USS Kearny: USS Kearny picks up 123 survivors of the American merchant Fairport that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-161 about 500 nautical miles north of St.Thomas, Virgin Islands in position 27°10'N, 64°33'W.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) departed from Dundee for Holy Loch. She is escorted by HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt. W.J. de Vries, RNN) conducted practice attacks on the Clyde on the British submarine tender HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN) that is escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(retired) A. E. Johnston, RN), Motor Torpedo Boats and aircraft.

US Navy Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. W.E. Ferrall, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Hakodate Maru (5303 GRT, built 1919) north of Cape Varella, French Indochina in position 12°55'N, 109°29'E. She was en-route from Formasa to Bankok. (All times are zone H, -8) 0923 hours - In position 12°58'N, 109°33'E sighted a freighter bearing 301°(T) at a range of 16000 yards. She was on a southerly course. 0933 hours - Sighted a convoy of four ships bearing 327°(T), range 16000 yards. Closed Varella lighthouse at high speed to be in a position to attack. 1037 hours - In position 12°55'N, 109°29'E fired two torpedoes at the second ship in the column from a range of about 1250 yards. Both torpedoes hit the beach after almost five minutes. All ships then turned towards and started firing their guns. 1044 hours - Fired two stern torpedoes at the last ship in the column from 2750 yards. This was a freighter, lightly laden of about 7000 ton. After almost two minutes a torpedo explosion was heard. Seadragon meanwhile had gone to 100 feet. 1052 hours - Returned to periscope depth and could see only three ships. Went to 240 feet and made off for deeper water.

US Navy Submarine USS Snapper: USS Snapper (Lt.Cdr. H.E. Baker) ended her third war patrol at Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Albacore: USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

US Navy Submarine USS Haddock: USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 222: HMS P 222 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. MacKenzie, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow bound for Lerwick. She made the passage together with HNoMS Uredd (Lt. R.O. Rören). They were escorted by HMS Lord Lloyd (T/Lt. M.W. Bond, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) ended her refit at Blyth. She was now assigned to training duties.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN) departed arrived at Haifa.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 554: HMS P 554 (Lt. W.W. Dennis, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for St. John's, Canada. She was escorted by HMCS Amherst (T/Lt. H.G. Denyer, RCNR).

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. D.T. Hammond, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. P.W. Garnett, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. A.R. Gallaher, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR ShCh-320: At 1329 hours, ShCh-320 fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Gudrun (1485 GRT, built 1923) off Steinort. Both torpedoes missed their target.

US Navy Submarine USS S-48: USS S-48 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

1943

US Navy Escort carrier USS Core: German U-boat U-67 was sunk in the Sargasso Sea, in position 30°05'N, 44°17'W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Core (VC-13).

US Navy Battleship USS Iowa: USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) arrived at Casco Bay, Maine. Upon arriving there she struck a rock causing some damage to the ships bottom.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig together with ML's. Upon completion of these exercises O 9 returned to Campbeltown.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel.

US Navy Submarine USS Bonita: USS Bonita arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

US Navy Submarine USS Silversides: USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne with Escort Group B 5.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sceptre: HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trooper: HMS Trooper (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, RN) was ordered to leave her patrol area and to proceed to the Gulf of Taranto.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) fires six torpedoes against the Italian submarine Luigi Settembrini that was about to enter Brindisi harbour. No hits were obtained. Later on this day she set course to return to the Gulf of Taranto as ordered by Captain S.10. (All times are most likely zone -1) 1300 hours - Sighted a trawler leaving Brindisi and proceeding up to swept channel. 1350 hours - The trawler was seen to proceed back towards Brindisi. 1356 hours - It was now seen that a submarine was following the trawler up the swept channel. Started attack. 1403 hours - Fired six torpedoes. No hits were obtained. Tactician now set course to retire from the Adriatic. According to Italian sources Settembrini was on passage from Pola to Brindisi. The Italian submarine observed two torpedo tracks astern, one at about 200 meters and another just only 15 meters.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantalus: HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: At 2217 hours in position 39°19’N, 17°40’E, HMS United (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) sighted a submarine making a lot of smoke. As it was inside the area supposedly occupied by HMS Trooper or HMS Tactician, the submarine refrained from attack. In fact, this was the Italian Beilul proceeding from Leros to Taranto. Her diesels were making excessive smoke and upon spotting the British submarine, T.V. Pasquale Beltrame prudently ordered to switch to electric motors. He was uncertain if it was friend of foe and decided to move away.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Egret and HMS Derg (A/Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Cooper, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR) and HMS Jonquil (T/Lt. R.W. Tretheway, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR).

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Cleopatra: HMS Cleopatra (Capt. J.F. Stevens, RN) was torpedoed and heavily damaged off Sicily in position 37°06'N, 16°04'E by the Italian submarine Dandolo (offsite link). She was patched up at Malta and left for the United States for permanent repairs in October 1943. There repairs were completed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in November 1944.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. E.D`H. Haskins, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1944

US Navy Destroyer USS De Haven (ii): USS De Haven (Cdr. J.B. Dimmick) transits the Panama Canal.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XI: HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) arrived at Visakhapatnam.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN).

US Navy Submarine USS Tambor: USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. William Joseph Germershausen, jr.) departed from Midway for her 11th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off Hokkaido and the Kuril Islands.

US Navy Submarine USS Thresher: USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. D.C. MacMillan) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Shozen Maru (2838 GRT) off northern Luzon, Philippines in position 18°23'N, 119°06'E, and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Sainei Maru (4916 GRT) in position 18°23'N, 119°32'E. This last ship sank the following day.

US Navy Submarine USS Growler: USS Growler (Lt.Cdr. T.B. Oakley, Jr.) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Guardfish: USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ships Mantai Maru (5862 GRT, built 1919) and Jinzan Maru (5215 GRT, built 1919) off Cape Bojeador, Luzon, Philippines in position 19°21'N, 119°43'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Bashaw: USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) ended her 2nd war patrol at Manus.

US Navy Submarine USS Haddo: USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Cdr. J. Corbus, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands. She was escorted out by USS PC-571. For daily and attack positions (though incomplete) of USS Bowfin during this patrol see the map below.

US Navy Submarine USS Skate: USS Skate (Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Nippo Maru (1942 GRT, built 1944) and the Japanese tanker Nikkaku Maru (1937 GRT, built 1943) east of South Sakhalin, Kuril Islands in position 48°29'N, 147°36'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Aspro: USS Aspro (Cdr. W.A. Stevenson, USN) Topped up with fuel at Darwin, Australia. Aspro was escorted in by HMAS ML 814 (T/Lt. A.C. McAllister, RANVR).

US Navy Submarine USS Baya: USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

US Navy Submarine USS Blackfin: USS Blackfin (Cdr. G.H. Laird, Jr., USN) shifted from New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island where she was to cunduct her torpedo firing trials.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Severn: HMS Severn (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage south together with HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sirdar: HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) attacked but missed the German submarine U-1062 with six torpedoes in the Northern end of the Malacca Strait in position 07°01'N, 97°18'E. Sirdar broke surface upon firing and was lightly damaged by machine gun fire from the enemy submarine. U-1062 was attacked again a few hours later by HMS Templar (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN). Eight torpedoes were fired in this attack but they also missed. (All times are zone -6.5) 0836 hours - Heard HE bearing 110°. Sighted a Japanese submarine of the RO-60 class bearing 104°, course 270°, speed 13 knots. Started attack. 0852 hours - In position 07°01'N, 97°18'E fired six torpedoes from 500 yards. All missed. Sirdar broke surface on firing and sustained slight damage to her Radar and W/T aerials from enemy machine gun fire. 0903 hours - Heard five explosions, most likely the torpedoes exploding at the end of their run. Note: The patrol report stated that it was a Japanese sunbmarine of the RO-60 class, these however did not operate in this area, submarines of the RO-100 class hovever did but none was in the area at that given time. The target must have been the German submarine U-1062 that had departed Penang for Europe the previous day.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Templar: HMS Templar (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) misses German U-boat U-1062 with eight torpedoes north of Sumatra. U-1062 had departed Penang bound for Europe the previous day. (All times are zone -6.5) 1345 hours - In position 07°03'N, 96°00'E, the conning tower of a submarine was sighted about 8 nautical miles away, an attack was commenced. 1429 hours - Eight torpedoes were fired from 4000 yards that all missed. The enemy evaded the torpedoes.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tudor: HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt.Cdr. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and 2 bars, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS Unruly (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) ended her 15th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uther: HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. C.A. Collins, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 512: HMS P 512 (Lt. J.A. Wingate, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Pipefish: USS Pipefish (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Deragon) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

US Navy Submarine USS Piranha: USS Piranha (Lt.Cdr. H.E. Ruble) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Seattle Maru (5773 GRT) in Luzon Strait in position 19°17'N, 120°15'E.

1945

US Navy Destroyer USS Massey: USS Massey (Cdr. C.W. Aldrich) arrived back in the Okinawa area.

US Navy Battleship USS Iowa: USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) was fuelled by the USS Chipola (Cdr. E.G. Genthner, USNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted exercises off Dundee.

US Navy Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Davis, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Guantanamo Bay.

US Navy Submarine USS Haddo: USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) ended her 9th war patrol at Guam.

US Navy Submarine USS Cabrilla: USS Cabrilla (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Lauerman, USN) departed Subic Bay for her new patrol area, the Jave Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Manta: USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Baya: USS Baya (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Jarvis, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese torpedo boat Kari (945 tons, offsite link) in the Java Sea about 220 nautical miles west-south-west of Makassar in position 05°48'S, 115°53'E. (All times are zone I, -9) 0130 hours - In position 05°48'S, 115°39'E obtained SJ radar contact bearing 273°(T), range 20100 yards. Sent out a contact report to USS Becuna informing her that Baya was also in contact with her target. Commenced tracking. 0140 hours - Becuna started her attack. 0210 hours - Received a message from Becuna that all torpedoes had missed with a depth setting of four feet. 0221 hours - Manned battle stations. 0238 hours - Dived to radar depth directly on the targets track. Range was 12000 yards. Decided to make an attack with the stern tubes with a depth setting of zero. 0301 hours - Range was now 3000 yards. 0305 hours - In position 05°48'S, 115°53'E fired three stern torpedoes from 1100 yards. 0306 hours - Observed and felt one hit in the target near the stern which was now definately identified as an Otori-class torpedo boat. 0352 hours - The target was still afloat. Decided to finish her off. 0426 hours - Fired two bow torpedoes. 0428 hours - One hit, right below the funnel. The torpedo boat exploded and completely disintegrated.

US Navy Submarine USS Becuna: USS Becuna (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Bush, USN) attacked but missed the Japanese torpedo boat Kari (945 tons, offsite link) with six torpedoes in the Java Sea about 220 nautical miles west-south-west of Makassar in position 05°45'S, 115°39'E. Shortly after the attack by Becuna, Kari was sunk by USS Baya. (All times are zone H, -8) 15 July 1945 2320 hours - Obtained SJ radar contact at a range of 19000 yards. Commenced tracking. 2336 hours - Sent out a contact report to USS Baya, USS Blenny and USS Boarfish. 16 July 1945 0004 hours - Asked USS Baya, USS Blenny and USS Boarfish for their positions. 0042 hours - Sent out an amplifying report on the contact. 0057 hours - Informed USS Baya (the closest of the other submarines) that we would not attack until she was in contact. 0133 hours - Baya informed us that she was in contact. 0135 hours - Commenced attack. 0156 hours - In position 05°45'S, 115°39'E fired six bow torpedoes at the target, a Japanese torpedo boat. Range on firing was 3200 yards. No hits were obtained. 0205 hours - Sent out a report to Baya stating 'negative hit with six torpedoes set to four feet'. 0220 hours - Received a message from Baya that she was attacking. 0307 hours - Saw the target blew up.

US Navy Submarine USS Blenny: USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese gunboat Nankai (former Dutch minelayer Regulus, built 1944, 2400 tons, offsite link) west of Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 05°26'S, 110°33'E. Following this sinking she engaged and damaged the Japanese submarine chaser Ch-1 with 5" gunfire. (All times are zone I, -9) 15 July 1945 2306 hours - In position 05°22'S, 111°14'E obtained SJ radar contact bearing 131°(T), range 24000 yards. Commenced tracking. 2335 hours - Range was now 15000 yards. The targets are zigzagging radically at alternate speeds between 8 and 11.5 knots on a base course of 283°(T). 16 July 1945 0205 hours - Received a message from USS Becuna that she had made an attack with six torpedoes which had all missed. 0229 hours - Battle stations torpedo and commenced attack from the starboard flank. The escort is about 3000 yards ahead on the targets starboard bow. 0311 hours - In position 05°27'S, 110°49'E fired six bow torpedoes from 2430 yards. The target was observed to zig away when firing no.2 torpedo. The setup for three of the torpedoes was adjusted but non the less all torpedoes missed. Commenced an end around on the target group for a new attack. 0419 hours - Commenced second attack. 0440 hours - In position 05°28'S, 110°33'E fired six bow torpedoes from 1800 yards. 0441 hours - Observed four hits on the target which sank quickly. 0500 hours - Heard heavy rumbling underwater which shook the boat. Possibly the targets depth charges exploding. Commenced tracking the escort. 0704 hours - Battle stations gun action. Manned both 5" guns. 0728 hours - In position 05°51'S, 110°50'E commenced firing at the escort from 10500 yards. The target had seen us before fire was opened and at first had turned towards us on a steady course. Observed two hits forward of his foremast when the range was outside of 9000 yards. Both caused a short fire to break out as evidenced by a burst of flame and a large streamer of white smoke blowing to leeward. Believe one of these hits set off a ready ammunition box because of intensity suddeness, and briefness of smoke. Volume of target's fire was considerably reduced by these hits and from then on his movements became wild and erratic. Blenny stayed outside of the escorts range. 0748 hours - Ceased firing, out of 35 rounds only 2 hits had been obtained. 1030 hours - Now at the scene of the sinking. Picked up one Japanese from a boat. The boat had been full of Japanese but only one wanted to be picked up the remainder had jumped in the water. Then sank the boat with 40mm and .50 cal gunfire. Position was 05°26'S, 110°38'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Catfish: USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Darby (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Martin, USNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Chopper: USS Chopper (Lt.Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Sennet: USS Sennet (Lt.Cdr. C.R. Clark, Jr.) departed from Guam.

US Navy Submarine USS Threadfin: USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) sank a Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 39°45'N, 123°20'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt.Cdr. N.L.A. Jewell, MBE, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises together with HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt.Cdr. N.L.A. Jewell, MBE, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Rodney.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Onslow for fuel and provisions.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sidon: During the night of 16 and 17 July HMS Sidon (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) passed Lombok Strait northbound.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, DSC, RN) HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Helsingør to Copenhagen.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tiptoe: HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) departed from Fremantle 3rd war patrol. She is to patrol with HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN). She is to patrol in/off Sunda Strait. En-route she is to perform a sweep along the south coast of Java. The return trip to Fremantle will take her along the north coast of Java, through Lombok Strait and back to Fremantle. For the daily positions of HMS Tiptoe during this patrol see the map below. HMS Tiptoe 3rd war patrolclick here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tradewind: HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trump: HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN) departed from Fremantle at 1046 hours (time zone -8) for her 4th war patrol (3rd in Far Eastern waters). She is to patrol with HMS Tiptoe. She is to patrol in/off Sunda Strait. En-route she is to perform a sweep along the south coast of Java. The return trip to Fremantle will take her along the north coast of Java, through Lombok Strait and back to Fremantle. For HMS Trumps daily (1200 hours) positions during this patrol see the map below HMS Trump 4th war patrol daily positionsclick here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut, USA.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. J.P. Harvey, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) arrived at Piraeus.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. R. Westlake, RNVR) conducted exercises off Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vigorous: HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) damaged a Japanese coaster with gunfire off north-west Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies. At 1228 hours (time zone -6.5) Vigorous surfaced and opened fire with the deck gun at a beached coaster. 43 rounds were fired with 25 hits. 7 minutes after surfacing Vigorous dived again.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. D.C. Bowman, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-18: USS R-18 conducted exercises off Key West.

2009

US Navy Fleet tug USS Cocopa: Still in service (Mexican Navy) as ARM "Seri"

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