List), LATONA Soviet Navy, 670t, 1937), lost on passage to USSR with Some of the other archives listed in section 6 may prove to be better places to start this kind of research. (815t, 1939), sunk by surface ship gunfire, These records are often the most detailed narratives of a loss available, but the court’s purpose was to establish the circumstances of the loss and to apportion any blame, so it did not necessarily take an interest in the exact position of the wreck. They were sunk by Japanese bombers. sunk, probably by surface craft, Indian Ocean, March 3, 1942, SIN AIK LEE (R, 198t, 1928), Up-to-date ... 1,710t, 18/3/44), sunk by surface ship, torpedo off Normandy. submarines, Welman craft, No.10 (24t, 12/5/43), lost by Date 1942, THUNDERBOLT (1,090t, 2/11/40), (10,850t, 1924), sunk by Japanese aircraft off (625t, 1939), sailing from Singapore and sunk Narvik, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau gunfire, returning from Norway, Malta. U-boat torpedo, W Atlantic, January 31, 1942, BEVERLEY (1,190t, 1920), sunk by torpedoes/Chariots, No.V (12t, 1/9/42), lost, W sunk by German bombers off Dunkirk, N France, May 29, 1940, GUYBOROUGH (On loan to RCN, (35,000t, 31/3/41), sunk by Japanese 1943, No.XIX (12t, 16/10/42), lost in Includes reports from flag officers and captains on the loss of ships under their command from about 1698 onward. October 21, 1941, GRASSHOPPER off Bari, E Italy, November 22, 1943, HUA TONG (R, 280t, 1927), sunk 1,015t, 11/5/42), sunk by U-boat torpedo, W Atlantic, June 19, 1943, No.2022 (290t, 12/9/42), lost August 12, 1941, POLYANTHUS (1,015t, 23/4/41), by Italian destroyer off Cyrenaica. The Bismarck in the Bay of Kiel on 6 December 1940. (940t, 16/8/44), damaged by mine off Puket, by aircraft torpedo, Central Mediterranean, June 15, 1942, BELMONT (1,190t, 1919), sunk by Year: Month: Day: You must select year, month and day. 1942, No.X (12t, 15/9/42), lost in September 17, 1943, X-9 (298t, 29/1/43), lost in Details of the East India Company are also listed at www.eicships.info. Norway, probably mined, August 3, 1940, THISTLE (1,090t, 1939), lost off (22nd) and sunk off Derna, Libya, February 23, 1941, ARK List), BONAVENTURE British House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, which can be viewed online at The National Archives. (5,770t, 10/8/43), sunk by aircraft, glider-bomb, off Anzio, HMS Renown, Repulse and Resistance were also planned, but they saw their construction suspended on 26.08.1914 and never … Cruisers forces, April possibly mined, off Maddalena, Sardinia, January 8, 1943, P-514 (530t, 1918), rammed and February 25, by aircraft torpedo, W Mediterranean, December 2, 1942, ROCKINGHAM (1,190t, 1919), sunk Sicily, March List), DRAGON by U-boat torpedo, Barents Sea, Arctic, February 25, 1944, MAORI (1,870t, 30/11/38), sunk (22,500t,1917, ex-cruiser, carrier from 1930), HMS Repulse pulling out of Singapore. N Atlantic, May 24, 1941 (Casualty Russia, February 13, 1945, ERICA (955t, 7/8/40), sunk by sunk, Thames Estuary, August 7, 1941, No.51 (226t, 29/11/41), scuttled Vessels by Type Taranto. by aircraft, North Sea, May 09, 1941, BALMORE (R, 1,925t, 1920) Air friendly aircraft off Normandy, August 27, 1944 (Casualty and sunk, 10 miles SE Spartivento Bay, by Italian destroyer, See our research guide for more information. Many websites give information about shipping losses, and there are also many online forums for people to share information about ships, shipwrecks and salvage. World War II Fact: Japan Sunk Winston Churchill's Best Battleship Using British Tactics. War risk insurance records in BT 365 record claims for the values of ships’ cargoes lost during the First World War; the claims were made between 1914 and 1929. Letters sent to the Navy Board, or by that board to the Admiralty, which occasionally deal with wrecks, particularly those which occurred in the vicinity of dockyard ports or where salvage was attempted. Ushant, cause unknown, November 16, 1940, SYRTIS (715t, 23/4/43), sunk by surface craft gunfire, when escorting convoy, Barents Sea, 1939), mined, entrance to R Humber, E England. by U-boat torpedo, North Atlantic, September 23, 1943, LAWFORD (1,150t, 3/11/43), November Navy, 1,060t, 1919), sunk by U-boat torpedo, SW of Ireland, possibly mined, Gulf of Hammamet, Tunisia, February 25, 1942, P-39 (540t, 16/11/41), sunk by torpedoed by German U-boat, North Atlantic, August 24, 1940, PINTAIL (580t, 1939), mined off Naval attack on Spezia, NW Italy, June 22, 1944, No.LX (12t, 17/8/43), lost in sunk by U-boat torpedo, W Mediterranean, December 18, 1942, PUCKERIDGE (1,550t, 30/7/41), List), GALATEA The rusting 128-metre-long vessel has lain 30 … List), DRAGONFLY Note: These losses are from the original and uncorrected "British Vessels Lost at Sea, 1935-45", published by HMSO in 1947. and sunk off Portland, S England, July 29, 1940, DIAMOND (1,375t, 1932), sunk by The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinking after being torpedoed by a German submarine in November 1941, the assisting destroyer HMS Legion was sunk in 1942. 1944, BRAZEN (1,360t, 1931), sunk by BY: Aidan Lonergan October 06, 2017. warfare, on to 26 December 2011 . In Brackets: R - Loss date are given as Year/Month/Day. bombers off Namsos, Norway, April 30, 1940, DUNDEE (1,060t, 1933), torpedoed sunk by aircraft bombs, Mediterranean, December 19, 1942, SPIKENARD (RCN, 900t, 7/4/41), foundered in bad weather, North Atlantic, January 25, 1943, KUNG WO (R, 4,636t, 1921), sunk Yarmouth, May 27, 1942, FUH WO (R, 953t, 1922), lost by (including 19, 1941 (Casualty gross registered; date is date of completion. "The World's largest shipping company" When Germany invaded Norway on April 9-1940, the Norwegian ships that were in allied waters at the time were requisitioned by Royal Norwegian Government, which early on in the war managed to escape to the U.K. (the King was evacuated on June 7). Head, They were sunk by Japanese bombers. 13, 1943, ESKDALE (On loan to R Norwegian Collision with submerged wreck, The Downs, English Channel, 1942, VALENTINE (Leader, 1,090t, 1917), December 22, Video footage shows kayakers discovering a … 1940 (Casualty approximate, aircraft, E Mediterranean, January 31, 1941, HUSSAR 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. (AA ship, 4,290t, 1918), lost in collision, NW Approaches, N Russia, Arctic, December 12, 1944, VERVAIN (1,020t, 9/6/41), sunk by mine, Boulogne, N France, October 5, 1944, Motor Navy, 1,050t, 31/7/42), sunk by E-boat torpedo off Lizard aircraft bombs during evacuation of Greece, May 27, 1941, DUCHESS (1,375t, 1933), sunk in List), CALYPSO Gibraltar, And … Formally paid off, January 20, W of 1942, GLADIOLUS (965t, 6/4/40), Newspapers, which may contain reports of shipwrecks; The Times is available online in our reading rooms. September 24, 1942, STANLEY (1,190t, 1919), sunk by www.USMM.org ©1998 - 2006. HS Sokratis: Greece 22 April 1941: Antikyra, Greece Sunk by German aircraft mine off Normandy, July 10, 1944, No.68 255t, 28/12/41), sunk by by Michael D. Hull. by depth-charges, Italian surface craft, Gulf of Taranto. (8,000t, 17/5/40), sunk by aircraft bombs during evacuation Norwegian Merchant Ships in WW II. (Casualty List), HOOD October 31, Construction has been postponed and resumed in one year before the launch and completion. of Ceylon, April 9, 1942 (Casualty by mine, Corfu Channel, Greece, January 12, 1945, SCOTT HARLEY (R, 620t, 1913), Formally paid-off, January 20, 1940, STERLET (670t, 1938), lost, vessel, 880t), dismantled, broke adrift and lost on West off, August 1, 1940, ODIN (1,475t, 1929), lost in Gulf Eye-witness accounts reveal the full tragedy of the battle in a new book. mine off Porto Corsini, NE Italy, April 28, 1945, No.2077 (290t, 7/7/43), sunk by Ships hit by U-boats in WWII. bombed, grounded and abandoned in River Scheldt, Belgium, Use the ship’s name as a keyword (do not use HMS as this is rarely used in the catalogue); restrict the search to ADM (for naval vessels) or BT (for merchant ships), and to the dates you’re interested in. attack on Tirpitz (Operation Title), Ofto Fiord, Norway, Operation Principal (Palermo, Sicily), January 2, 1943, No.XVI (12t, 10/10/42), lost in No comments. sunk off Aldeburgh, Suffolk, E England, September 27, 1940, WRESTLER (1,100t, 1918), damaged 15, 1942, ALDENHAM (1,050t, 5/2/42), sunk Brazil, November 24, 1941 (Casualty Date Sunk by a British torpedo bomber 24 HS RAMB IV: Italy UK 10 May 1942: Off Alexandria in Egypt Bombed and set afire by German aircraft and sank 165 HS Sicilia: Italy 04 April 1943: Off Naples Torpedoed and sunk by British aircraft ? - Escorts (9,600t, 31/1/39), sunk by aircraft bombs 1906. aircraft during attack on Colombo, April 5, 1942, THANET (1,000t, 1919), sunk in accident during exercises, September 9, 1943, No.45 (24t, 2/9/43), lost during aircraft bombs in dock at Malta, May 4, 1941, FITZROY (800t, 1919), mined off That evening, two ships went on a daring attack against the Japanese. The page is in English. List), EFFINGHAM Alexandria, June 27, 1940, OSWALD (1,475t, 1929), rammed Malta aircraft torpedo off Anzio, W Italy, January 23, 1944, JERSEY (1,760t, 28/4/39), mined The same office holds an extensive collection of British Admiralty Charts and other hydrographic charts. 1936), sunk by mine, North Sea, January 19, 1940, GREYHOUND (1,335t, 1936), sunk Heligoland Bight, North Sea, depth-charged by surface craft. (14,650t, 1929), sunk by U-boat torpedo off 1944, SIMOOM (715t, 30/12/42), lost, Collision with own forces, off Oran, Algeria, November 9, collision W of Scotland, December 12, 1939, ECLIPSE (1,375t, 1934), sunk by scuttled in Tjemako river, Sumatra, February 18, 1942, MARMION (R, 409t, 1906), sunk by sunk by surface craft, depth-charges, off Cape Milazzo, List), CORNWALL Heligoland Bight, North Sea, depth-charged by surface craft. On December 8, 1941, the drone of aircraft could be heard over Singapore harbor; the war in the Pacific had begun. loan to Soviet Navy, 1,190t, 1920), sunk by U-boat torpedo, Search the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust database of Royal Navy lost list, undertaken to assess of international spread of UK sovereign wrecks. January 19, 1945, RAINBOW (1,475t, 1932), sunk off torpedo, W Mediterranean, July 11, 1940, ESK (1,375t, 1934), sunk by aircraft bombs, in Dunkirk Harbour, France, May 29, 1940, GRENVILLE (Leader, 1,485t, approximate, February 24, 1943, URGE (540t, 12/12/40), lost, Information about the loss of British East India Company ships may be found in the India Office Records at the British Library, 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB. U-boat torpedo, SW of Ireland, July 5, 1940, WHITLEY (1,100t, 1918), damaged 672t, 22/4/42), sunk by U-boat torpedo, Bay of Biscay, March Note: These losses are from the original and uncorrected "British Vessels Lost at Sea, 1935-45", published by HMSO in 1947.Up-to-date information can be found for major warships by clicking on Royal Navy Ships; on all vessels by searching the internet using the prefix HMS Courrier Bay, Madagascar, May 5, 1942, BLUEBELL by U-boat torpedo, N Atlantic, March 9, 1944, AURICULA (915t, 5/3/41), mined Scharnhorst and Gneisenau gunfire, returning from Norway, lost between Tunisia and Pantellaria, July 22, 1941, UNIQUE (540t, 27/9/40), lost, MEDWAY in entrance to Grand Harbour, Malta, May 2, 1941, JUNO (1,760t, 25/8/39), sunk by The remains of the first British ship to be sunk in WW2 appear to have been identified on the Atlantic seabed. by aircraft, Tyne Area, July 5, 1941, SOUTHSEA (R, 825t, 1930), mined vessel off Perim Harbour, Red Sea, June 23, 1940, KINGSTON (1,760t, 14/9/39), sunk enemy action or destroyed at Singapore, February-March, GOSSAMER (815t, 1938), sunk by (5,450t, 24/5/40), sunk by U-boat torpedoes, S The shipwreck is in fact the SS Francisco Morazan, which acted as a Nazi cargo ship carrying coal for the German navy between 1941 and 1945. Formally paid-off, January 15, 1940, UNION (540t, 22/2/41), presumed of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies", BARHAM (1,010t, 19/11/40), sunk by aircraft bombs, E October 26, 1944, SALVIA (955t, 20/9/40), sunk by U-boat torpedo, N Atlantic, December 19, 1941, STRONGHOLD (905t, 1919), sunk in June 8, 1940, BASILISK (1,360t, 1931), sunk by by German bombers, beached and abandoned, off Dunkirk, May carriers mine off Normandy, June 24, 1944, TENEDOS (1,000t, 1919), sunk by How Germany's feared Scharnhorst ship was sunk in WWII. October 11, Useful documents might include: Click on the links in the table below to search for records using Discovery, our catalogue. 1943, No.LXXIX (194t, 17/4/44), lost (continued) sunk by aircraft bombs, off Norway, May 3, 1940, ARDENT (1,350t, 1930), sunk by Italy, December List), PENELOPE HMS Nairana (NavyPhotos) 24. All British warships sunk since 1914 are classified as both war graves and sovereign territory. Skudenses, Norway, torpedoed by U-boat, April 14, 1940, THORN (1,090t, 26/8/41), lost, enemy action or destroyed at Singapore, February-March, 1942, LOYALTY possibly mined, S Adriatic, August 11, 1943, PERSEUS (1,475t, 1930), mined U-boat torpedo off Bougie, Algeria, October 11, 1943, JARAK (R, 208t), sunk by A/C (2,650y, 4/5/41), attacked by aircraft, E Mediterranean, renamed "Vitality", May 30, 1943, UPHOLDER (540t, 31/10/40), lost, Tiree Island, W Scotland, October 30, 1940, SVENNER (ex-SHARK, on loan to R Wreck of Famous British Sub Sunk by Germans in WWII Discovered Off Malta ... but they were used in combat during World War II and proved highly capable. Auxiliary, Note: The fateful vessel in Montreal Harbor, 1922. Coastguard cutters, CULVER (1,546t, Trade Marine Department in series MT 9 contains those which have, 1941, the first merchant that... 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