Further, it was believed that one of the letters indicated month of sinking; e.g., SS for September Sinking, OS for October Sinking, and EDS and BDS for December Sinkings. Sunk by naval gunfire and carrier-based aircraft bombs. Divers explore the wreck of SS Saganaga, in the waters of Bell Island, one of four cargo ships sunk by U-boats in Conception Bay in 1942, with lives lost. Probably destroyed during the Japanese occupation of the, Scuttled to prevent capture. 80 miles northeast of Laysan Island, southeast of Midway, Approximately 7.5 miles NNE of Wildwood, NJ. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. The liberty ships' hull crack issues were caused by a number of issues, such as brittle failure due to embrittlement. Struck by Kamikaze aircraft and scuttled. Raised by the Japanese and designated. Ships sunk or damaged on Alaska coast, West coast of U.S., Pacific Ocean area, Philippines, or Okinawa During World War II U.S. Grounded and destroyed to prevent capture. (Originally the 71 foot long Aku Sampan. Torpedoed by Japanese aircraft and later accidentally sunk by US. Severely damaged by enemy action and not repaired. Stricken on 21 June 1945. Enemy merchant ships could also be sunk… Either sunk by Japanese or destroyed to prevent capture. Hit by Kamikaze on 20 May and damaged beyond repair. We lack good evidence coming from the Axis side. Scuttled after being damaged in Japanese air raid. Many of Little's crew were strafed in the water. Sunk by carrier-based aircraft bombs and torpedoes, Crippled by carrier-based aircraft bombs and torpedoes, sank after being torpedoed by. List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1941 Ship Country Description Aghios Georgios Greece World War II: The cargo ship (3,282 GRT, 1912) struck a mine and sank in the Suez Canal with the loss of three crew. Video footage, captured on GoPro, shows the pair kayaking up to a large shipwrecked vessel about three kilometres south of South Manitou Island. Sunk by accident following circular run of her own torpedo. In January 1943 the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Navy agreed that the formation of a joint committee to assess enemy Naval and merchant shipping losses during World War II would be desirable. An average merchant ship had a crew of 42 mariners, thus 1,614 ships sunk or damaged involved approx. At least 10 of the submarines listed above were lost due to accidents, including 3 sunk by circular runs of their own torpedoes. Destroyed by friendly fire due to false identification. Remains of 500 year-old shipwreck is retrieved from bottom... 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Damaged by Japanese dive bombers and sank while under tow. Damaged by Japanese aircraft on 7 April 1943 off Tulagi, Solomon Islands. Capsized by carrier-based aircraft torpedoes and raised in 1943 but not repaired. Beached and abandoned. The cargo ship Dixie Sword sank on Feb. 12, 1942 near Monomoy Island off Cape Cod. Destroyed by enemy aircraft during attack on Cavite Navy Yard. The list of shipwrecks in April 1942 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during April 1942. World War II: The cargo ship (4,086 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States by U … Andrea Gritti – An Italian cargo ship sunk by British torpedo bombers on 3 September 1941 while carrying troops and supplies for the Axis forces in Northern Africa. NHS trials new antibody therapy that may stop people... DR JOHN LEE: Free us from this futile cycle of Covid contagion and control. Her skipper was one of the few survivors, but the tragedy was to prove his downfall. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Mine fields were laid in the harbors and mobile artillery was positioned to protect the harbors. Sunk due to damage sustained in near-miss of a Japanese bomb. Destroyed in place on 1 November 1945. A WWII ship which divers think could contain the legendary Amber Room has been found at the bottom of the Baltic sea. It was seized by the UK's government and claimed by the Ministry of War Transport in  1945. Damaged by Japanese forces and later burned by crew. Unknown: Probably capsized due to icing in a gale. The man who took the film said: 'Me and my girlfriend set out on an adventure to see this shipwreck. Returned to US and decommissioned on 23 April 1945. Damaged beyond repair and scuttled on 9 June 1946. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Accidentally strafed and sunk by US B-25 bomber. air attack sank 17 Allied merchant ships with a loss of more than 1,000 lives. Hit by Kamikaze aircraft. Sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft. Off Choiseul Island, near Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Either mistakenly sunk by gunfire from the USS. Not repaired, hulk destroyed on 29 December 1945. Torpedoed and sunk by a German surface craft. Visa-free travel for six months, no permits to drive on the continent -... STEPHEN DAISLEY: As Sturgeon launches fresh Scottish independence drive, why splitting up the Union would be... Nicola Sturgeon seizes on Brexit deal to make fresh demands for second independence referendum and calls the... British holidaymakers can still access free healthcare abroad after Brexit transition ends. SS Richard Montgomery ran aground on a sandbank near Sheerness, 45 miles east of London, in WWII. Ultimate fate unknown. Fate unknown: probably sunk by naval mine. One ship, S.S. 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