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List of shipwrecks in July 1942 Redirected from SS Robert E. Lee (1924)

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

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Cadmus  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,855 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (22°50′N 92°15′W / 22.833°N 92.250°W / 22.833; -92.250) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 22 crew.[1]
City of Birmingham  United States World War II: The passenger ship (5,861 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (35°10′N 70°53′W / 35.167°N 70.883°W / 35.167; -70.883) by U-202 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of the 381 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USS Stansbury ( United States Navy).[2]
De Weert  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (1,805 GRT, 1912) was shelled and damaged in the Indian Ocean by I-18 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). The ship sank on 3 July at 25°12′S 35°56′E / 25.200°S 35.933°E / -25.200; 35.933. 69 of her 72 crew died.[3][4]
Edward Luckenbach  United States World War II: The freighter (7,934 or 8,151 GRT, 1916) entered a US minefield 5 miles off Smith Shoal Light, Florida (24°56′N 81°53′W / 24.933°N 81.883°W / 24.933; -81.883) north north west of Key West, Florida and was sunk by two mines in very shallow water with her superstructure above water. One crewman killed. Survivors reboarded and were rescued by a patrol boat. The wreck was dispersed later.[5]
Eknaren  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (5,243 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean by I-16 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). The whole crew was rescued.[6][7][8]
Gundersen  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,841 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (23°33′N 92°35′W / 23.550°N 92.583°W / 23.550; -92.583) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 23 crew. Survivors were rescued by Dea ( Norway).[9]
Marilyse Moller  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy Nugget: The coaster (786 GRT, 1915) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Port Said, Egypt (31°22′N 33°44′E / 31.367°N 33.733°E / 31.367; 33.733) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by Burra ( Royal Navy).[10]
Montevideo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Santos Maru-class transport (7,266 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk 65 miles northwest of Cape Bojeador, Luzon, Philippines by USS Sturgeon ( United States Navy). 11 guards, 9 crewmen and all 1,157 prisoners of war/civilian internees killed. About 70 crewmen made it to Luzon where 55 were killed by Filipinos on 4 July. There was a total of 26 Japanese survivors.[11][12]
Sperrbrecher 191 Motor  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher (687 GRT, 1910) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[13]
Warrior  United States World War II: The cargo ship (7,551 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) east of Trinidad (10°54′N 61°02′W / 10.900°N 61.033°W / 10.900; -61.033) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Herbert ( United States Navy).[14]

2 July

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Bditelnyi  Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer (1,587/2,364 t, 1939) was bombed and sunk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe at Novorossiysk.[13][15]
Churnomor  Soviet Navy World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Novorossiysk by German aircraft.[16]
Elbrous  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (970 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Port of Anapa by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100. Five crewmen killed.[17]
Kuban  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (3,113 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100.[17]
Ledokol No. 4  Soviet Navy World War II: The icebreaker/auxiliary gunboat was bombed and sunk in the Port of Temryuk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100.[17]
No. 021  Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[18]
No. 0112  Soviet Navy The MO-2-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[19]
No. 0124  Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[18]
Proletary  Soviet Union World War II: The incomplete ship (1,123 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Novorossiysk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe.[13]
San Pablo  Panama World War II: The cargo ship (3,305 GRT, 1915), operating under Panamanian flag for the War Shipping Administration by the Balboa Shipping Company, was hit by two torpedoes at 2001 local time (Uboat.net has 3 July) while unloading at a fully illuminated dock at Puerto Limón, Costa Rica by U-161 ( Kriegsmarine). Most of the crew were ashore but 1 crewman, a fireman, and 23 local stevedores were killed. Watertight doors were open and the ship quickly sank with superstructure above water. She was later refloated and towed to Key West, Florida for repairs but was declared a constructive total loss and consequently sunk as a target.[20][21][22]
T-404 Shchit  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk off Sevastopol by Luftwaffe aircraft.[13]
Tashkent  Soviet Navy World War II: The Tashkent-class destroyer (2,840/4,163 t, 1940) was bombed and sunk in Tsemes Bay off Novorossiysk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100.[13][23]
TKA-33  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by German aircraft in the harbour of Anapa, on the Black Sea. One crew was killed and 3 wounded.[24][25]
Unknown  Soviet Union World War II: The motorboat was aground on Black Sea coast and was shelled and destroyed by MAS-570, MAS-572, MAS-573, and MTSM-216 (all  Regia Marina). 15 crew taken as prisoners of war.[26]
Ukraina  Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship (4,857 or 4,727 GRT, 1931) was bombed and sunk at Novorossiysk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100. Wreck raised 23 September 1947, and scrapped in 1950.[13][27]
Unyo Maru No.3  Japan World War II: The cargo ship (2,997 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Plunger ( United States Navy).[28]

3 July

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Alexander Macomb  United States World War II: Convoy BX 27: The Liberty ship (7,191 GRT, 1942), on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 175 nautical miles (324 km) east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts (41°40′N 66°52′W / 41.667°N 66.867°W / 41.667; -66.867) by U-215 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Le Tiger ( Royal Navy) and HMCS Regina ( Royal Canadian Navy).[29][30]
Krasnogvardyeyets  Soviet Navy World War II: The Dekabrist-class submarine (933/1,354 t, 1931) struck a mine and sank in Varangerfjord.[13]
M-176  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine (206/256 t, 1938) struck a mine and sank in Varangerfjord.[13]
SKA-0112 and SKA-0124  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Ai-Tador: The gunboats were torpedoed, or shelled, and sunk in the Black Sea by Schnellbootes including S 70 ( Kriegsmarine). Thirty-seven crew/troops were captured by the Schnellbootes.[13][31]
U-215  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIID submarine (950/1,063 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Boston, Massachusetts. (41°48′N 66°38′W / 41.800°N 66.633°W / 41.800; -66.633) by HMT Le Tiger ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 48 crew.[32]

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Christopher Newport  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The Liberty ship (7,191 GRT, 1942), on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea by Heinkel He 115 aircraft of Küstenfliegergruppe 906, Luftwaffe with the loss of three of her 50 crew. She then straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk at 75°49′N 24°15′E / 75.817°N 24.250°E / 75.817; 24.250 by U-457 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by Zamalek ( United Kingdom).[33][34]
No. 155  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[24]
No. 175  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[24]
Norlandia  United States World War II: The Design 1074 cargo ship (2,689 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north east of Cape Samana, Dominican Republic (19°33′N 68°39′W / 19.550°N 68.650°W / 19.550; -68.650) by U-575 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 30 crew. Survivors were rescued by Portland ( Panama).[35]
William Hooper  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (7,177 GRT, 1942) was bombed and damaged in the Barents Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of 1 Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe and was abandoned with the loss of three of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by Rathlin and Zamorek (both  United Kingdom). A Royal Navy ship unsuccessfully attempted to scuttle her. William Hooper was later torpedoed, shelled and sunk at 75°55′N 27°14′E / 75.917°N 27.233°E / 75.917; 27.233 by U-334 ( Kriegsmarine).[36][37]
Nenohi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Hatsuharu-class destroyer (1,490/1,981 t, 1933) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Attu Island, Alaska, United States (52°15′N 173°51′E / 52.250°N 173.850°E / 52.250; 173.850) by USS Triton ( United States Navy) with the loss of 188 of her 226 crew. Survivors were rescued by Inazuma ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
Sperrbrecher 61 Iris  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher (1,078 GRT, 1935) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Netherlands.[13]
Tuapse  Soviet Union World War II: The tanker (6,320 GRT, 1931) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico north west of Havana, Cuba (22°13′N 86°06′W / 22.217°N 86.100°W / 22.217; -86.100) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 44 crew.[38]

5 July

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1942
Ship Country Description
RFA Aldersdale  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The Dale-class oiler (8,402 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe. She was taken in tow by HMS Salamander ( Royal Navy) but was later abandoned by her 54 crew, who were rescued by the minesweeper. RFA Aldersdale was torpedoed, shelled and sunk on 7 July by U-457 ( Kriegsmarine) at approximately 75°N 45°E / 75°N 45°E / 75; 45.[39]
Anna Katrin Fritzen  Germany World War II: The coaster (677 GRT, 1910) was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea west, or south, of Memel, Latvia by ShCh-320 ( Soviet Navy).[40]
Arare  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Asashio-class destroyer (1,961/2,635 t, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean east of Kiska Harbor, Alaska, United States by USS Growler ( United States Navy) with the loss of 104 of her 146 crew.
Bolton Castle  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,203 GRT, 1939) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of I or III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe.[13][41]
Carlton  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,127 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea by U-88 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 2 of her 45 crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war when they landed at North Cape, Norway in their lifeboats on 25 July, with another crewman dying just before landfall.[42][43] In 2015 the wreck of the ship was found in the Barents Sea at a depth between 200 and 300 m (660 and 980 ft).[44]
Daniel Morgan  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (7,177 GRT, 1942) was bombed and damaged in the Barents Sea by aircraft of I or III Staffeln, Kanpfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe.[13] She was then torpedoed and sunk at 75°08′N 45°06′E / 75.133°N 45.100°E / 75.133; 45.100 by U-88 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by Donbass ( Soviet Union).[45][46]
Earlston  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (7,195 GRT, 1941) was bombed and damaged in the Barents Sea by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe. She was later torpedoed and sunk at 74°54′N 37°40′E / 74.900°N 37.667°E / 74.900; 37.667 by U-334 ( Kriegsmarine). All 52 crew survived.[47] In 2015 the wreck of the ship was found in the Barents Sea at a depth between 200 and 300 m (660 and 980 ft).[44]
Empire Byron  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (6,645 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (76°18′N 33°30′E / 76.300°N 33.500°E / 76.300; 33.500) by U-703 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of the 69 people aboard.
Exterminator  Panama World War II: Convoy QP 13: The cargo ship (6,115 GRT, 1924) struck a mine off Straumnes, Iceland. Consequently, scrapped in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in April 1944.[48]
Fairfield City  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,686 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea by aircraft of I or III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe.[13][41]
Heffron  United States World War II: Convoy QP 13: The cargo ship (7,611 GRT, 1919) struck a mine and sank in the Norwegian Sea.[13]
Honomu  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (6,977 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea by U-456 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 41 crew. Twenty-two survivors were rescued by British warships on 18 July, and ten (of nineteen originally in the lifeboat) by U-209 ( Kriegsmarine) on the 22 July.[49] In 2015 the wreck of the ship was found in the Barents Sea at a depth between 200 and 300 m (660 and 980 ft).[44]
Hybert  United States World War II: Convoy QP 13: The cargo ship (6,120 GRT, 1920) struck a mine and sank in the Norwegian Sea north west of Iceland (66°34′N 23°14′W / 66.567°N 23.233°W / 66.567; -23.233). All aboard, including 26 survivors from Syros ( United States) were rescued by HMT Lady Madeleine ( Royal Navy) and Roselys ( Free French Naval Forces).[50]
John Randolf  United States World War II: Convoy QP 13: The Liberty ship (7,191 GRT, 1942) struck a mine and sank in the Denmark Strait.[51]
KM-0101  Soviet Navy World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Black Sea off the Zemesskaya Peninsula by an aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe.[13]
Massmar  United States World War II: Convoy QP 13: The cargo ship (5,828 GRT, 1920) struck a mine and sank in the Norwegian Sea.[13]
Navarino  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (4,841 GRT, 1937) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe.[13][41]
HMS Niger  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy QP 13: The Halcyon-class minesweeper (815/1,330 t, 1936) struck a mine and sank in the Norwegian Sea north west of Iceland (66°35′N 23°14′W / 66.583°N 23.233°W / 66.583; -23.233).[52]
Pan Kraft  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,644 GRT, 1919) was disabled in an air attack by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. She was abandoned and subsequently sank on 7 July.
Paulus Potter  Netherlands World War II: convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (7,168 GRT, 1942) was bombed and damaged in the Barents Sea west of Novaya Zemlya, Soviet Union (approximately 70°N 25°E / 70°N 25°E / 70; 25) by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe, and was abandoned by her 76 crew. Paulus Potter was torpedoed and sunk on 13 July by U-255 ( Kriegsmarine).[53][54]
Peter Kerr  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (6,476 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea by aircraft of I or III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe.[13][41]
River Afton  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,479 GRT, 1935) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (75°57′N 43°00′E / 75.950°N 43.000°E / 75.950; 43.000) by U-703 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 26 of the 64 people aboard.
Rodina  Soviet Union World War II: Convoy QP 13: The cargo ship (4,441 GRT, 1922) struck a mine and sank in the Norwegian Sea 50 miles off Iceland. Her Master and 38 crewmen killed. 16 crewmen rescued.[13]
HMT Sword Dance  Royal Navy The Dance-class naval trawler was sunk in a collision in the Moray Firth with merchant ship Thyra II.[55]
Washington  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,564 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea by Heinkel 111 aircraft of I or III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe.[13][41]
Zaafaran  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The convoy rescue ship (1,559 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea by aircraft of I or III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe.[13][41]

6 July

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Anastassios Pateras  Greece World War II: Convoy QS 15: The cargo ship (3,382 GRT, 1914) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (49°12′N 66°55′W / 49.200°N 66.917°W / 49.200; -66.917) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 26 crew.[56]
Argentina  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (5,300 GRT, 1935) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of Kristiansand, Norway with the loss of four lives.[13][57][58]
Avila Star  United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner (14,443 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Azores, Portugal by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 84 of the 196 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Lima and Pedro Nunes (both  Portuguese Navy).[59]
Bayard  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (2,160 GRT, 1936) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (29°35′N 88°44′W / 29.583°N 88.733°W / 29.583; -88.733) by U-67 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 32 crew.[60][61]
Dinaric  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy QS 15: The cargo ship (2,555 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and damaged in the Saint Lawrence River (49°30′N 66°30′W / 49.500°N 66.500°W / 49.500; -66.500) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 38 crew. She sank on 9 July at 49°15′N 66°43′W / 49.250°N 66.717°W / 49.250; -66.717. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Drummondville ( Royal Canadian Navy).[62]
Hainaut  Belgium World War II: Convoy QS 15: The cargo ship (4,312 GRT, 1905) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (49°13′N 66°43′W / 49.217°N 66.717°W / 49.217; -66.717) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 45 crew.[63]
Hero  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,376 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (32°23′N 34°35′E / 32.383°N 34.583°E / 32.383; 34.583) by U-375 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 43 crew. The wreck was raised in March 1944 and scrapped.[64]
John Witherspoon  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The Liberty ship (7,191 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (72°05′N 48°30′E / 72.083°N 48.500°E / 72.083; 48.500) by U-255 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by El Capitan ( Panama), HMS La Malouine and HMT Lord Austin (both  Royal Navy).[65]
Lalita  Panama World War II: The fishing vessel (65 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Yucatan Channel (21°45′N 86°40′W / 21.750°N 86.667°W / 21.750; -86.667) by U-154 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[66]
Montrose  Panama The cargo ship (1,890 GRT, 1939) ran aground near Kvanefjeld, Greenland (60°57′N 45°49′W / 60.950°N 45.817°W / 60.950; -45.817). She was declared a total loss.[67]
Mundra  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,341 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean south of St. Lucia Bay, Natal, South Africa by I-18 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[68][6]
Nymphe  Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,504 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (15°48′S 40°42′E / 15.800°S 40.700°E / -15.800; 40.700) by I-10 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[69]
Pan Atlantic  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The (5,411 GRT, 1919) tanker was sunk in the Barents Sea by aircraft of I or III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe.[13]
U-502  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine (1,100/1,213 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°10′N 6°40′W / 46.167°N 6.667°W / 46.167; -6.667) by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 172 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew.
Uddeholm  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (3,606 GRT, 1934) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of Kristiansand. There were no casualties.[13][57]

7 July

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Alcoa Ranger  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The Design 1022 cargo ship (5,116 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (71°38′N 49°35′E / 71.633°N 49.583°E / 71.633; 49.583) by U-255 ( Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew reached Cape Kanin, Soviet Union in their lifeboats on 14 July, and were rescued by two Soviet Navy patrol boats later.[70]
Else Marie  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,885 GRT, 1917) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea off Vardø, Norway, by Petlyakov Pe-2 aircraft of the Soviet Air Force with the loss of 13 crew.[13][71]
Fiddown  United Kingdom The coaster, sunk in the Mersey Estuary on 29 November 1941, was raised and beached at Tranmere, Cheshire, England. She was later repaired and returned to service as Empire Estuary in 1943.
Hartlebury  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,082 GRT, 1934) was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea (72°30′N 52°00′E / 72.500°N 52.000°E / 72.500; 52.000) by U-355 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 58 crew.[72]
Haruna Maru  Japan World War II: The ocean liner (10,421 GRT, 1921) ran aground off Omaezaki and was wrecked.[73]
Rufus King  United States
Rufus King
The Liberty ship (7,176 GRT, 1942) ran aground on Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia and broke in two. The bow section was salvaged by the Commonwealth Marine Salvage Board, taken over by the U.S. Army Small Ships Section and equipped with vertical boiler for power, a machine shop used for repairing vessels and bunkers for coal and fuel oil for refueling them. Given the number S-129 and dubbed "Half Rufus" the salvaged bow was towed to Milne Bay arriving 21 June 1944 and then Finschhafen where repair equipment was transferred to a barge in April 1945 and the bow section then used as a coal hulk.[74][75][76]
U-701  Kriegsmarine
U-701

World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States (34°50′N 74°55′W / 34.833°N 74.917°W / 34.833; -74.917) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of the 396th Bomb Squadron, United States Army Air Force with the loss of 39 of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hall PH-2 aircraft of the United States Navy.

Umtata  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner (8,141 GRT, 1935) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Key Biscayne, Florida, United States (25°35′N 80°02′W / 25.583°N 80.033°W / 25.583; -80.033) by U-571 ( Kriegsmarine). All 92 crew were rescued by USCGC Thetis ( United States Navy).[77]
William H. Machen  United States During a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia, to Portland, Maine, with a cargo of coal, the 3,922-gross register ton cargo ship sank in 300 feet (91 m) of water in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) east of White Island in the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire at 42°57′00″N 070°29′58″W / 42.95000°N 70.49944°W / 42.95000; -70.49944 (William H. Machen) after colliding with the steamer Maid of Stirling ( Canada). Her entire crew of 34 abandoned ship in lifeboats and was rescued by the United States Coast Guard. Divers discovered her wreck during the summer of 2017.[78][79]

8 July

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Alchiba  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (4,427 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed, shelled, and sunk in the Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean (18°30′S 41°40′E / 18.500°S 41.667°E / -18.500; 41.667) by I-10 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). Five crewmen killed.[69]
Hartismere  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,498 GRT, 1933) was torpedoed, shelled, and sunk in the Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean (18°00′S 41°22′E / 18.000°S 41.367°E / -18.000; 41.367) by I-10 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). All 47 crew survived, sailing their lifeboats to Portuguese East Africa.[80]
J. A. Moffett, Jr.  United States World War II: The tanker (9,788 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and then shelled with 88mm deck gun in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the Tennessee Reef, Florida (24°47′N 80°42′W / 24.783°N 80.700°W / 24.783; -80.700) by U-571 ( Kriegsmarine). She later ran aground on the reef with the loss of her captain. The other 42 crew were rescued by Mary Jean, USCGC Nike and Southbound (all  United States Navy). She was refloated in October 1942 and towed to Key West, Florida, where she was declared a total loss. She was scrapped at Galveston, Texas in January 1943.[81][82]
MO-306  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The submarine chaser (a.k.a. MO-510) was sunk by Finnish vessels.[83]
Olopana  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The Design 1015 cargo ship (6,069 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea (72°10′N 51°00′E / 72.167°N 51.000°E / 72.167; 51.000) by U-255 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 41 crew.[84]
Otto Cords  Germany World War II: The cargo ship (906 GRT, 1910) was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Sweden (55°49′N 15°01′E / 55.817°N 15.017°E / 55.817; 15.017) by ShCh-317 ( Soviet Navy).[85]
Tenzan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport (2,775 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk 30 miles (48 km) west of Rabaul (04°00′S 151°50′E / 4.000°S 151.833°E / -4.000; 151.833) by USS S-37 ( United States Navy). 81 passengers and 1 crewman killed.[86]
TK-22  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Finnish vessels.[83]
TK-31  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Finnish coastal artillery.[83]
TK-71  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Finnish vessels.[83]
TK-73  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Finnish vessels.[83]
TK-83  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The G-4-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Uusimaa and Hameenmaa ( Finnish Navy).[87]
TK-113  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Uusimaa ( Finnish Navy).[83]
TK-121  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Uusimaa and Hameenmaa ( Finnish Navy).[83]
TK-123  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by Uusimaa and Hameenmaa ( Finnish Navy).[83]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Bokn  Norway World War II: Convoy WP 183: The coaster (698 or 724 GRT, 1890) was torpedoed and sunk in Lyme Bay by S-70 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 16 crew.[88]
Cape Verde  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6,914 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Grenada (11°32′N 60°17′W / 11.533°N 60.283°W / 11.533; -60.283) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 42 crew.[89]
El Capitan  Panama World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (5,255 GRT, 1917) was torpedoed and damaged in the Barents Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) north east of Iokanka, Soviet Union (70°10′N 41°40′E / 70.167°N 41.667°E / 70.167; 41.667) by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 30, Luftwaffe. All 67 people aboard, including the 19 survivors from John Witherspoon ( United States) were rescued by HMT Lord Austin ( Royal Navy), which attempted to scuttle the wreck. El Capitan was torpedoed and sunk on 10 July at 69°23′N 40°50′E / 69.383°N 40.833°E / 69.383; 40.833) by U-251 ( Kriegsmarine).[13][90]
Empire Explorer  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,345 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Grenada 11°40′N 60°55′W / 11.667°N 60.917°W / 11.667; -60.917 by U-575 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 78 crew.
Hoosier  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The Design 1022 cargo ship (5,060 GRT, 1920) was bombed and damaged in the Barents Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) north east of Iokanka, Soviet Union by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe. All 53 crew abandoned ship and were rescued by HMS Poppy ( Royal Navy). Hoosier was taken in tow by HMS La Malouine ( Royal Navy) but salvage attempts were abandoned when U-255 ( Kriegsmarine) was spotted. An attempt was made to scuttle it by HMS Poppy. Hoosier was torpedoed and sunk the next day (69°25′N 38°35′E / 69.417°N 38.583°E / 69.417; 38.583) by U-376 ( Kriegsmarine).[13][91]
Kongshaug  Norway World War II: Convoy WP 183: The cargo ship (1,156 or 1,147 GRT, 1898) was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Alderney, Channel Islands by S-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 20 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Brocklesby ( Royal Navy).[92]
HMT Manor  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy WP 183: The naval trawler (314 GRT, 1913) was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Devon by S-67 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 30 crew.[93][94]
Margareta  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (1,272 or 1,371 GRT, 1884) was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea (58°26′N 17°13′E / 58.433°N 17.217°E / 58.433; 17.217) by S-7 ( Soviet Navy). There were 14 dead and 4 survivors.[95][57][96][circular reference]
No. 306  Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[18]
Nicholas Cuneo  Honduras World War II: The cargo ship (1,051 GRT, 1907) was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 47 miles north of Havana, Cuba (23°54′N 82°33′W / 23.900°N 82.550°W / 23.900; -82.550) by U-571 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 20 crew.[97][98]
Pomella  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy WP 183: The tanker (6,766 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Devon by S-67 ( Kriegsmarine).[99]
Reggestroom  Netherlands World War II: Convoy WP 183: The tanker (2,836 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Devon by S-50 ( Kriegsmarine).[99]
Røsten  Norway World War II: Convoy WP 183: The cargo ship (737 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Devon by S-109 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 18 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Brocklesby ( Royal Navy) and Gripfast ( United Kingdom).[99]
Santa Rita  United States World War II: The cargo ship (8,379 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea (26°11′N 55°40′W / 26.183°N 55.667°W / 26.183; -55.667) by U-172 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 63 crew. One crewman taken P.O.W. Survivors were rescued by a USS Livermore and USS Mayo (both  United States Navy) and a United States Army Air Forces rescue boat.[100][101]
Shinsho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The destroyer tender (4,836 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean near Kwajalein Atoll by USS Thresher ( United States Navy).[102][103][104][105]
Triglav  Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship (6,363 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) east south east of the Bahamas (26°47′N 48°10′W / 26.783°N 48.167°W / 26.783; -48.167) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 43 crew.[106]
UJ-1110 Mob-FD 6  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser (527 or 510 GRT) was sunk by a mine off Magerøysund, Norway (70°39′N 23°38′E / 70.650°N 23.633°E / 70.650; 23.633). 25 of her 55 crew were killed.[13][107][108][109]

10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Benjamin Brewster  United States World War II: The tanker (5,950 GRT, 1917) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana by U-67 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 40 crew. The wreck was salvaged in September 1951 and scrapped.[110]
F 256  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type AM minelayer Marinefährprahm (175/240 t, 1942) was sunk by a mine in the Baltic Sea near Bolshoi Tyuters Island with heavy casualties.[111][112]
M 4401 Imbrin  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper, a Mersey-class trawler (339 GRT, 1919), was mined and sunk in the Bay of Biscay.[13][113]
M 4457 C. P. Andersen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Bay of Biscay. (Look 28/07/1944)[13][114]
No. 83  Soviet Navy The Sh-4 Type motor torpedo boat (10 t, 1930) was lost on this date.[115]
No. 123  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat (16 t, 1934) was lost on this date.[24]
No. 152  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat (16 t, 1936) was lost on this date.[24]
Vishera  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (2,200 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea by German Junkers Ju 88 aircraft. Four of the 34 crewmen were killed.[109][116]

11 July

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Brook  Germany World War II: The cargo ship (1,225 GRT, 1927) was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Mersa Matruh, Egypt.[117]
Carmen  Dominican Republic World War II: The two-masted schooner (84 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of Gaspar Hernández (19°43′N 70°12′W / 19.717°N 70.200°W / 19.717; -70.200) by U-166 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her eight crew.[118]
Delos  Germany World War II: The cargo ship (2,589 GRT, 1922) was damaged by British aircraft at Tobruk, Libya and was beached.[13]
Hannah  Sweden The cargo ship struck a submerged object, possibly a submarine, and foundered in the Bay of Han.[13]
Landego  Norway World War II: The cable layer (344 GRT, 1927) struck a mine and sank in the Barents Sea (68°52′30″N 16°15′24″E / 68.87500°N 16.25667°E / 68.87500; 16.25667) with the loss of nine of the 18 people aboard.[119]
Luleå  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (5,611 or 5,659 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea 11 miles east of Västervik, Sweden (57°45′N 17°00′E / 57.750°N 17.000°E / 57.750; 17.000) by S-7 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of 8 lives.[57][120][121]
No. 211  Soviet Navy The MO-4-class patrol vessel (53/57 t, 1941) was lost on this date.[18]
Ondina  Regia Marina World War II: The Sirena-class submarine (680/837 t, 1934) was sunk 60 miles west of Beirut, French Syria-Lebanon (34°35′N 34°56′E / 34.583°N 34.933°E / 34.583; 34.933) by naval whalers HMSAS Protea and HMSAS Southern Maid (both  South African Navy) and a Supermarine Walrus aircraft of 700 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[13][122]
Stanvac Palembang  Panama World War II: The tanker (10,013 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Tobago (11°28′N 60°23′W / 11.467°N 60.383°W / 11.467; -60.383) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-8 ( United States Navy).[123]
Unidentified German landing craft Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe World War II: The Siebel ferry (possibly SF 119 or SF 123) (130/170 t, 1941) was mined in the Sea of Azov off Jeisk.[124][125]
U-136  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (33°30′N 22°52′W / 33.500°N 22.867°W / 33.500; -22.867) by Léopard ( Free French Naval Forces), HMS Pelican and HMS Spey (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 45 crew.[126]
V 1236 Flevo III  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot (168 GRT, 1902) struck a mine and sank.[127]

12 July

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Adda  Italy World War II: The steam/sailing cargo ship (792 GRT, 1905) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy) off Monte Santo, Sardinia.[128]
Antares  Turkey World War II: The tanker (3,723 GRT, 1893) was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (34°35′N 35°39′E / 34.583°N 35.650°E / 34.583; 35.650) by Alagi ( Regia Marina) and beached on Ruad Island off Tripoli, Syria. Later refloated and towed to Turkey, scrapped in late 1943.[129]
Cortona  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,093 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Azores, Portugal (32°45′N 24°45′W / 32.750°N 24.750°W / 32.750; -24.750) by U-116 and U-201 (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Pathfinder ( Royal Navy).[130]
Hiyama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship (6,171 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk off Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina (13°47′N 109°33′E / 13.783°N 109.550°E / 13.783; 109.550) by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy).[13][131]
HMNZ ML1090  Royal New Zealand Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch (75/85 t, 1941) was being carried as deck cargo aboard Port Hunter ( United Kingdom) and was lost when that ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 370 miles (600 km) southwest of Madeira by U-582 ( Kriegsmarine).[132]
Port Hunter  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (8,826 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Madeira, Portugal (approximately 31°N 24°W / 31°N 24°W / 31; -24) by U-582 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 88 of the 91 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Rother ( Royal Navy).[133]
Siris  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,242 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°20′N 24°48′W / 31.333°N 24.800°W / 31.333; -24.800) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Jonquil ( Royal Navy).[134][135]
Shaftesbury  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,284 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 430 nautical miles (800 km) south east of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain (31°42′N 25°30′W / 31.700°N 25.500°W / 31.700; -25.500) by U-116 ( Kriegsmarine). The captain was taken aboard U-116 as a prisoner of war. Other survivors were rescued by Tuscan Star ( United Kingdom) or reached land in their lifeboats.[136]
Sturla  Italy World War II: The cargo ship (1,397 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Mersa Matruh, Egypt by aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[137]
HNLMS Terschelling  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper (255/295 t, 1942) was bombed and sunk at 1347 hrs during trials off Brixham by a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 of 10./JG 2. There were no deaths, but 5 were injured. She was raised in September 1942, repaired and put in Royal Navy service.[138][139][140][141][142]
Tachirá  United States World War II: The cargo ship (2,325 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 375 nautical miles (694 km) north west of Jamaica (18°15′N 81°45′W / 18.250°N 81.750°W / 18.250; -81.750) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 38 crew.[143]

13 July

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Andrew Jackson  United States World War II: The cargo ship (5,990 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 20 nautical miles (37 km) off the Cárdenas Lighthouse, Cuba (23°32′N 81°02′W / 23.533°N 81.033°W / 23.533; -81.033) by U-84 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 49 crew. Crew made it to Cuba in her boats 12 hours later.[144][145][146]
FN 07 Petite Yvette  Kriegsmarine The naval trawler (118 GRT, 1932) was lost on this date.[147]
Mikage Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy The transport (3,111 GRT, 1928) was in a collision off Iyo Nada, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Tsurishima, with Anzan Maru ( Japan), foundering later in the day.[148]
Oneida  United States World War II: The cargo ship (2,309 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Cape Maysi, Cuba (20°17′N 74°06′W / 20.283°N 74.100°W / 20.283; -74.100) by U-166 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 29 crew.[149]
Rennes  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The submarine chaser (107/137 t, 1940) was bombed and sunk off Dartmouth, England by two Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft of 10./JG 2 with all 26 hands.[139][150][151][152][153]
R. W. Gallagher  United States World War II: The tanker (7,989 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (28°50′N 91°05′W / 28.833°N 91.083°W / 28.833; -91.083) by U-67 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two gunners and eight of her crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Boutwell ( United States Navy), two more crewmen died of wounds after being rescued.[154]
Shinyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport (4,163 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) northeast of Cape Varella, French Indochina (13°05′N 109°29′E / 13.083°N 109.483°E / 13.083; 109.483) by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy). One crewman was killed.[131][155]
Sithonia  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6,723 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Canary Isles, Spain (approximately 29°N 25°W / 29°N 25°W / 29; -25) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Spanish fishing vessel or reached land in their lifeboat.[13][156]
U-153  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine (1,100/1,213 t, 1941) was damaged by USS PC-458 ( United States Navy) and a United States Army Air Forces aircraft, then depth charged and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Colón, Panama (9°46′N 81°29′W / 9.767°N 81.483°W / 9.767; -81.483) by the destroyer USS Lansdowne ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 52 crew.[157]

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1942
Ship Country Description
SS Arcata United States World War II: The Design 1049 cargo ship (2,722 GRT, 1919) operated by Hammond Shipping Company for the War Shipping Administration allocated to the Army under charter agreement was damaged with gunfire in the Gulf of Alaska at (53°41′N 157°45′W / 53.683°N 157.750°W / 53.683; -157.750 (USAT Arcata)), approximately 165 nautical miles (306 km; 190 mi) southeast of Sand Point, Territory of Alaska, by the submarine I-7 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of eight crew. She sank the next day. Eleven survivors were rescued by the destroyer USS Kane ( United States Navy) and 13 by the fishing vessel Yukon (flag unknown).[158][159][160][161][162]
Atilay  Turkish Naval Forces World War II: The Ay-class submarine (934/1,210 t, 1940) hit a mine and sank in the Dardanelles off Çanakkale with the loss of all hands.[13][163]
F 243  Kriegsmarine World War II:The Type A Marinefahrprahm (155/220 t, 1942) was bombed and sunk in the Arctic Ocean by Soviet Ilyushin Il-4s. There were 13 dead and 1 survivor.[109][111][164]
Pietro Calvi  Regia Marina World War II: The Calvi-class submarine (1,525/2,028 t, 1936) was rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Canary Islands (30°35′N 25°58′W / 30.583°N 25.967°W / 30.583; -25.967) by Banff-class sloop HMS Lulworth ( Royal Navy).[122]
ShCh-317  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine (590/708 t, 1936) was damaged by Kriegsmarine patrol ships and was later in the day sunk in the Gulf of Finland by Ruotsinsalmi and VMV 6 (both  Finnish Navy).[165]

15 July

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Bluefields  Nicaragua World War II: Convoy KS 520: The cargo ship (2,063 GRT, 1917) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°46′N 72°22′W / 34.767°N 72.367°W / 34.767; -72.367) by U-576 ( Kriegsmarine). All 24 crew survived.[166]
British Yeoman  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (6,990 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Canary Islands, Spain (26°46′N 24°20′W / 26.767°N 24.333°W / 26.767; -24.333) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 43 of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by Castillo Almenara ( Spain).[167]
CH-25  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CH-13-class submarine chaser (438/460 t, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk west of Sredni Point, Kiska (52°02′N 177°42′E / 52.033°N 177.700°E / 52.033; 177.700) by USS Grunion ( United States Navy). Lost with all hands.[168]
CH-27  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CH-13-class submarine chaser (438/460 t, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk west of Sredni Point, Kiska (52°02′N 177°42′E / 52.033°N 177.700°E / 52.033; 177.700) by USS Grunion ( United States Navy). Lost with all hands.[169]
Chilore  United States World War II: Convoy KS 520: The cargo ship (8,310 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (34°47′N 72°22′W / 34.783°N 72.367°W / 34.783; -72.367) by U-576 ( Kriegsmarine). She then ran into a minefield and was struck by two mines with the loss of two of the 56 people aboard. All except her captain abandoned ship and were rescued by a United States Coast Guard vessel. Chilore was beached in Hatteras Inlet (36°57′N 76°00′W / 36.950°N 76.000°W / 36.950; -76.000). She was later taken in to by a United States Navy ship, but capsized on 24 July in Chesapeake Bay and sank. The wreck was scrapped in 1954.[170]
Empire Attendant  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner (7,524 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Canary Islands, Spain (23°48′N 21°51′W / 23.800°N 21.850°W / 23.800; -21.850) by U-582 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 crew.
Gloucester Castle  United Kingdom World War II: The passenger ship (7,999 GRT, 1911) was shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic Ocean off South West Africa by Michel ( Kriegsmarine). Her master and 92 passengers/crewmen killed. 61 were made prisoners of war and eventually turned over to the Japanese.[171]
Hakodate Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship (5,303 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north of Cape Varella, French Indochina (15°55′N 109°29′E / 15.917°N 109.483°E / 15.917; 109.483) by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy).[131]
J. A. Mowinckel  Panama World War II: Convoy KS 520: The tanker (11,147 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (33°44′N 75°19′W / 33.733°N 75.317°W / 33.733; -75.317) by U-576 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 59 crew. She then struck a mine and was abandoned by the survivors. J. A. Mowinckel was towed to the Hatteras Inlet on 20 July and beached. After surviving hitting another mine on 23 July, she was towed to Baltimore, Maryland. Later repaired and returned to service in March 1943.[172]
LK-2  Soviet Navy The auxiliary guard ship (140 t, 1938) was sunk on this date.[173]
Pennsylvania Sun  United States World War II: The tanker (11,394 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and damaged in the Gulf of Mexico (24°05′N 83°42′W / 24.083°N 83.700°W / 24.083; -83.700) by U-571 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 59 crew. Survivors abandoned the burning ship and were rescued by USS Dahlgren ( United States Navy). The next day, five of her crew and a salvage party from USS Willett ( United States Navy) reboarded the ship, extinguished the fire and she was towed to Chester, Pennsylvania. Later repaired and returned to service.[174]
U-576  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States by two Vought Kingfisher aircraft of the United States Navy and then shelled and sunk (34°51′N 75°22′W / 34.850°N 75.367°W / 34.850; -75.367) by Unicoi ( United States) with the loss of all 45 crew.[175]

16 July

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Beaconlight  Panama World War II: The tanker (6,926 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea north of Trinidad (10°59′N 61°05′W / 10.983°N 61.083°W / 10.983; -61.083) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Trinidad (flag unknown). Beaconlight was scuttled by HMS Roode Zee ( Royal Navy).[176]
Bodry  Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer (1,587/2,364 t, 1938) was severely damaged at Poti in a German air raid.[13]
Fairport  United States World War II: Convoy AS 4: The Type C2-S-E1 cargo ship (6,165 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°10′N 64°33′W / 27.167°N 64.550°W / 27.167; -64.550) by U-161 ( Kriegsmarine). All 123 people aboard were rescued by USS Kearny ( United States Navy).
Gertrude  United States World War II: The fishing vessel (16 GRT, 1902) was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Havana, Cuba (23°32′N 82°00′W / 23.533°N 82.000°W / 23.533; -82.000) by U-166 ( Kriegsmarine). All three crew survived.[177]
Komintern  Soviet Navy World War II: The Bogatyr-class protected cruiser (6,340 t, 1905), previously damaged by airstrikes, was bombed and sunk by the Luftwaffe at Chopi.[178]
Shtorm  Soviet Navy World War II: The guard ship was severely damaged at Poti in a German air raid.[13]
William F. Humphrey  United States World War II: The cargo ship (7,983 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic by Michel ( Kriegsmarine). 11 survivors were rescued by Triton ( Norway).[179]

17 July

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Aramis  Norway World War II: The tanker (7,984 GRT, 1931) was torpedoed by Esau in the Atlantic Ocean at (5°15′S 3°51′W / 5.250°S 3.850°W / -5.250; -3.850), then shelled and sunk by Michel (both  Kriegsmarine). 23 of her 43 crew were taken aboard Michel as prisoners of war. Other 18 reached the coasts of Africa in a lifeboat. Uncertainty about some possibly missing sailors.[180]
Neptune  United States The 8-gross register ton, 34.1-foot (10.4 m) motor cargo vessel sank at Squaw Harbor (55°14′30″N 160°32′55″W / 55.24167°N 160.54861°W / 55.24167; -160.54861 (Squaw Harbor)) on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[181]
U-751  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Ortegal, Spain (45°14′N 12°22′W / 45.233°N 12.367°W / 45.233; -12.367) by an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley and an Avro Lancaster aircraft of 61 and 502 Squadrons, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 48 crew.[182]

18 July

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Carmona  Panama World War II: The cargo ship (5,496 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°58′N 61°20′W / 10.967°N 61.333°W / 10.967; -61.333) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS YPC-68 ( United States Navy).[183]
Comrade  United Kingdom World War II: The schooner (69 GRT / 110 t, 1893) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°20′N 58°50′W / 11.333°N 58.833°W / 11.333; -58.833) by U-575 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[184]
Glacier  United Kingdom World War II: The schooner (75 GRT / 130 t, 1916) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°50′N 58°58′W / 10.833°N 58.967°W / 10.833; -58.967) by U-575 ( Kriegsmarine). All ten crew survived.[185]
Hans  Germany World War II: The auxiliary schooner (175 GRT, 1924) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Heligoland.[13]
Lavington Court  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged. She was taken under tow, but sank on 1 August. (Look 19/07/1942)[186]
Shch-138  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine (589/705 t, 1941) was destroyed at Nikolayevsk-on-Amur when one of her torpedoes exploded in the torpedo compartment. 17 crewmen killed.[187]

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Audi  Norway World War II: The motor cutter was bombed and sunk at Honningsvåg, Norway, by Soviet Naval Air Force Ilyushin Il-4 aircraft.[164]
Baja California  Honduras World War II: The cargo ship (1,648 GRT, 1914) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico in 114 feet of water 80 miles south south west of Matanzas Pass (25°14′N 82°27′W / 25.233°N 82.450°W / 25.233; -82.450) by U-84 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by the fishing schooner San Ignacio ( Cuba).[188][189]
Empire Hawksbill  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 34: The Design 1019 cargo ship (5,724 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°29′N 25°56′W / 42.483°N 25.933°W / 42.483; -25.933) by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 47 crew.[190] See also Lavington Court below.
Havørn  Norway The cargo ship (1,526 GRT, 1902) was in collision in the Saint Lawrence River (47°23′09″N 70°27′07″W / 47.38583°N 70.45194°W / 47.38583; -70.45194) with Radhurst ( United Kingdom) and sank. All 19 crew survived.[191]
USS Keshena  United States Navy World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean east of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina (35°00′N 75°45′W / 35.000°N 75.750°W / 35.000; -75.750) while assisting J. A. Mowinckel ( Panama) that had been torpedoed on 15 July. 2 crewmen killed.[192]
Lavington Court  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 34: The cargo ship (5,372 GRT, 1940) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (42°38′N 25°28′W / 42.633°N 25.467°W / 42.633; -25.467) by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of the 48 people aboard, immediately after the loss of Empire Hawksbill (see above) to the same U-boat. She was taken in tow but foundered on 1 August (49°40′N 18°04′W / 49.667°N 18.067°W / 49.667; -18.067). Survivors were rescued by HMS Wellington ( Royal Navy).[193]
Leonidas M.  Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,573 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (37°01′N 52°04′W / 37.017°N 52.067°W / 37.017; -52.067) by U-332 ( Kriegsmarine). All 31 crew survived; two of them were taken aboard U-332 as prisoners of war.[194]
HMS Malines  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary convoy escort vessel (2,969 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed by German aircraft and beached near Port Said, Egypt. She was refloated in January 1943, used as a training hulk through the end of the war, and scrapped unrepaired postwar.[195]
Mary Ellen  United States The 18-gross register ton, 39.6-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Hinchinbrook Island on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[196]
Nevada II  United Kingdom The cargo ship (5,693 GRT, 1918) ran aground 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) west of the Cairns of Coll (56°41′25″N 6°29′35″W / 56.69028°N 6.49306°W / 56.69028; -6.49306). She was a total loss.[197]
Port Antonio  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,266 GRT, 1913) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 48 nautical miles (89 km) off Cayo Jutías, Cuba (23°39′N 84°00′W / 23.650°N 84.000°W / 23.650; -84.000) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 24 crew.[198][199]
Store Bill  Norway World War II: The motor cutter (72 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Honningsvåg, Norway, by Soviet Naval Air Force Ilyushin Il-4 aircraft with the loss of all five crew.[200][164]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Consul Horn  Germany World War II: The cargo ship (8,384 GRT, 1904) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Borkum.[13]
F 156  Kriegsmarine The Type A Marinefahrprahm (155/220 t, 1941) was sunk on this date.[111]
Frederika Lensen  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy QS 19: The cargo ship (4,367 GRT, 1912) was torpedoed and damaged in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (49°22′N 65°12′W / 49.367°N 65.200°W / 49.367; -65.200) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 46 crew. She was beached in Grand Vallée Bay but was declared a constructive total loss as her back was broken. 36 survivors were rescued by HMCS Weyburn ( Royal Canadian Navy), others landed at Grand Vallée Bay.[201]
G. S. Livanos  Greece World War II: The freighter (4,835 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 15 miles off Jervis Bay, Australia (35°00′S 151°00′E / 35.000°S 151.000°E / -35.000; 151.000) by I-11 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). There was no loss of life.[202][203]
Herstein  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged at Rabaul, New Britain by Japanese aircraft. She was set on fire and burnt out, a total loss. (Look 20/01/1942)[204]
Indus  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,187 GRT, 1940) was sunk in the Indian Ocean by Thor ( Kriegsmarine).
Süd  Germany World War II: The cargo ship (564 GRT, 1938) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Borkum.[13]

21 July

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Coast Farmer  United States World War II: The freighter (3,290 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off New South Wales, Australia (36°23′S 151°00′E / 36.383°S 151.000°E / -36.383; 151.000) by I-11 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). One crew was killed. The 40 survivors rescued by a Royal Australian Air Force crash boat.[202][203][205][206]
Donovania  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (8,149 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Grand Matelot Point, Trinidad (10°56′N 61°10′W / 10.933°N 61.167°W / 10.933; -61.167) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Livermore ( United States Navy) and Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[207]
HMMGB 328  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile C motor gun boat (69/75 t, 1941) was shelled and sunk by Kriegsmarine surface ships in the Dover Strait.[208]
William Cullen Bryant  United States World War II: The Liberty ship (7,176 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and damaged in the Gulf of Mexico by U-84 ( Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her 54 crew. She was later reboarded and taken in tow by Moran ( United States) and USS Willett ( United States Navy) and reached Key West, Florida on 23 July. Later repaired and returned to service in March 1944.[209]

22 July

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Ayatosan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The troop transport (9,789 GRT, 1941) was bombed and sunk by US Army Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft at Buna, New Guinea. Five troops and three crewmen were killed.[210]
Città di Agrigento  Italy World War II: The cargo ship (2,480 GRT) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Mersa Matruh, Egypt by Fairey Albacore aircraft of 820 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[13]
Honolulan  United States World War II: The Design 1033 cargo ship (7,493 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (8°41′N 22°12′W / 8.683°N 22.200°W / 8.683; -22.200) by U-582 ( Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by Winchester Castle ( United Kingdom) on 28 July.[211]
Roamar  Colombia World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-505 ( Kriegsmarine).[13]
Southern Seas  United States Army The troop transport struck an uncharted reef on 22 July 1942 at Taruia Pass en route to Penrhyn Island. She was subsequently salvaged by the United States Navy, repaired and entered naval service on 23 December 1942.[212][213]
Urious  Colombia World War II: The three-masted schooner (153 GRT, 1921) was shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Cayo Bolívar (12°24′N 81°28′W / 12.400°N 81.467°W / 12.400; -81.467) by U-505 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 crew.[214]
Vassiliki  Greece World War II: The schooner (140 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (34°45′N 34°35′E / 34.750°N 34.583°E / 34.750; 34.583) by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[215]
William Dawes  United States World War II: The Liberty ship (7,176 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (36°47′S 150°16′E / 36.783°S 150.267°E / -36.783; 150.267) by I-11 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). One soldier and 4 gunners killed. The survivors, 2 soldiers, 11 gunners and all 40 crewmen, had their lifeboats towed to shore by Australian fishing vessels.[202][203][216]

23 July

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Garmula  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,254 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (5°32′N 14°45′W / 5.533°N 14.750°W / 5.533; -14.750) by U-752 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 88 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Pict ( Royal Navy).[217]
Harjus  Merivoimat World War II: Continuation War: The Kuha-class minesweeping boat (17/18 t, 1942) was lost on this date.[218]
Onondaga  United States World War II: The cargo ship (2,309 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Cayo Guillermo, Cuba (22°40′N 78°44′W / 22.667°N 78.733°W / 22.667; -78.733) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 1 passenger and 19 of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by the fishing vessel Laventina ( Cuba).[219]

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Delos  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was damaged by British aircraft at Tobruk, Libya and was beached. (Look 11/07/1942)[13]
Fuku Maru No.5 GO  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard ship (154 GRT, 1933) was sunk on this date.[220]
HMMGB 601  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor gunboat (102/118 t, 1942) sank at Dover after an explosion and fire, possibly from battle damage suffered on the night of the 20/21st.[221]
Kofuji Maru  Japan World War II: The ship (134 GRT) was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands by USS Narwhal ( United States Navy).[13]
Nissho Maru No.2  Japan World War II: The ship (344 GRT) was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands by USS Narwhal ( United States Navy).[13]
Shinsei Maru No.83  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat (63 GRT) was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands by USS Narwhal ( United States Navy).[13]
Toufic El Rahman Syria Syria World War II: The sailing ship (30 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cape Greco, Crete by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew survived.[222]
U-90  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°12′N 40°56′W / 48.200°N 40.933°W / 48.200; -40.933) by HMCS St. Croix ( Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 44 crew.[223][224]

25 July

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Broompark  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 113: The cargo ship (5,136 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Newfoundland (49°02′N 40°26′W / 49.033°N 40.433°W / 49.033; -40.433) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Brandon ( Royal Canadian Navy). Broompark was taken in tow by USS Cherokee ( United States Navy) but foundered on 28 July at 47°41′N 51°50′W / 47.683°N 51.833°W / 47.683; -51.833.[225]
HMT Laertes  Royal Navy World War II: The Shakespearian-class naval trawler (545/770 t, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Freetown, Sierra Leone (6°00′N 14°17′W / 6.000°N 14.283°W / 6.000; -14.283) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 crew.[93][226]
Lucille M  Canada World War II: The fishing vessel (54 GRT, 1918) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia (42°02′N 65°38′W / 42.033°N 65.633°W / 42.033; -65.633) by U-89 ( Kriegsmarine). All 11 crew survived.[227]
Maxine  United States The 7-gross register ton, 30.4-foot (9.3 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Hydaburg, Territory of Alaska.[196]
RFA Tankexpress  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The tanker (10,095 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (10°05′N 26°31′W / 10.083°N 26.517°W / 10.083; -26.517) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by HMS Lightning ( Royal Navy).[228][229]
Telamon  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (2,078 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (9°15′N 59°54′W / 9.250°N 59.900°W / 9.250; -59.900) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Canadoc ( United Kingdom).[230]
Tjinegara  Netherlands World War II: The Dutch ship (9,227 GRT) was allocated by the War Shipping Administration to the United States Army and converted to an animal transport. The ship was manned by Dutch officers and a Lascar crew and, after delivering a cargo of mules, loaded 400 horses in Australia for delivery to New Caledonia. The ship was torpedoed at about 23:20 and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) south west of Noumea by I-169 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with loss of all horses.[231] 36 survivors, all the crew, were rescued by USS Worden ( United States Navy).[231][232]

26 July

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Empire Rainbow  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 113: The CAM ship (6,942 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°08′N 42°57′W / 47.133°N 42.950°W / 47.133; -42.950) by U-607 and U-704 (both  Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by HMS Burnham ( Royal Navy) and HMCS Dauphin ( Royal Canadian Navy).[53][233]
Oaxaca  Mexico World War II: The cargo ship (4,351 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Corpus Christi, Texas, United States (28°23′N 96°08′W / 28.383°N 96.133°W / 28.383; -96.133) by the submarine U-171 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 45 crew.[234]
Tamandaré  Brazil World War II: The Design 1022 cargo ship (4,942 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Trinidad (11°34′N 60°30′W / 11.567°N 60.500°W / 11.567; -60.500) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PCC-492 ( United States Navy).[235][236][237]

27 July

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Ellen Larson  Germany World War II: The cargo ship (1,938 GRT) was shelled and damaged in the Baltic Sea south of Venspils, Latvia by S-7 ( Soviet Navy) and beached.[238]
Elmwood  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,167 GRT, 1942) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (4°48′N 22°00′W / 4.800°N 22.000°W / 4.800; -22.000) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine). All 51 crew were rescued by Davy Crockett ( United States).[239]
Leikanger  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (4,003 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 4°N 18°W / 4°N 18°W / 4; -18) by U-752 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by Harry Luckenbach ( United States).[240]
HMS MGB 501  Royal Navy The Camper & Nicholson-built motor gun boat (86/102 t, 1942) sank off Land's End after an internal explosion.[241]
No. 201  Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat (26/30 t, 1940) was sunk on this date.[242]
No. 203  Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat (26/30 t, 1940) was sunk on this date.[243]
Stella Lykes  United States World War II: The cargo ship (6,801 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) south of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (6°40′N 25°05′W / 6.667°N 25.083°W / 6.667; -25.083) by U-582 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 53 crew. Two survivors were taken aboard U-582 as prisoners of war.[244]

28 July

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Barbacena  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship (4,772 GRT, 1909) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (13°10′N 56°00′W / 13.167°N 56.000°W / 13.167; -56.000) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 62 crew. Survivors were rescued by Elmdale, San Fabian (both  United Kingdom) and Tacito ( Argentina).[245]
Cagou  Free France World War II: The cargo ship (2,795 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Sydney, Australia by I-175 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of all 39 crew.[246][247]
Ebb  United States World War II: The trawler (260 GRT, 1929) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) west of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, Canada by U-754 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Witherington ( Royal Navy).[248]
Harjus  Merivoimat World War II: The Kuha-class minesweeper was sunk off Hanko by a mine. (Look 23/07/1942)[249]
Piave  Brazil World War II: The tanker (2,347 GRT, 1912) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Barbados (12°30′N 55°49′W / 12.500°N 55.817°W / 12.500; -55.817) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 35 crew.[250]
Serafimovich  Soviet Navy The auxiliary gunboat (? t, 1935) was sunk on this date.[251]
Unidentified landing craft  German Army World War II: The Siebel ferry (130/170 t, 1942) was sunk by a Soviet mine in the Sea of Azov near Mariupol.[252]
V 202 Hermann Bösch  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot (470 or 481 or 422 GRT, 1937) was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off La Hague, Manche, France by HMS Calpe, HMS Cottesmore and two motor gun boats (all  Royal Navy). 25 men were missing after the sinking.[13][253]
V 203 Carl Röver  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was shelled and set afire in the English Channel off La Hague, Manche, France by HMS Calpe, HMS Cottesmore and two motor gun boats (all  Royal Navy). She put into Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure. Repairs would take a year to complete.[13]
Weirbank  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,150 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°29′N 58°51′W / 11.483°N 58.850°W / 11.483; -58.850) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 67 crew.[254]
Winston Salem  United States World War II: Convoy PQ 17: The cargo ship (6,223 GRT, 1920) was beached at Novaya Zemlya, Soviet Union.[13]

29 July

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Bill  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (2,445 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (11°58′N 55°02′W / 11.967°N 55.033°W / 11.967; -55.033) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 24 crew. Her captain was taken aboard U-155 as a prisoner of war. Seven survivors were rescued by West Durfee ( United States), the others reached land in their lifeboats.[255]
Brazil Maru  Japan (Look 05/08/1942)
Prescodoc  Canada World War II: The cargo ship (1,938 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Georgetown, British Guiana (8°50′N 59°05′W / 8.833°N 59.083°W / 8.833; -59.083) by U-160 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by Predsednik Kopajtic ( Yugoslavia).[256]

30 July

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1942
Ship Country Description
Amina  Egypt World War II: The sailing ship (87 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) south of Cyprus by U-375 ( Kriegsmarine).[257]
Cranford  United States World War II: The cargo ship (6,096 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of Barbados (12°17′N 55°11′W / 12.283°N 55.183°W / 12.283; -55.183) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by Castillo Alemenara ( Spain).[258]
Danmark  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (8,391 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°00′N 24°19′W / 7.000°N 24.317°W / 7.000; -24.317) by U-130 ( Kriegsmarine). All 46 crew were rescued by Mosli ( Norway).[259]
Ekbal  Egypt World War II: The sailing ship (176 GRT) was shelled, rammed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) south of Cyprus by U-375 ( Kriegsmarine).[260]
Fany  Egypt World War II: The sailing ship (43 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by U-77 ( Kriegsmarine). All ten crew survived.[261]
Ferdinand Bol  Netherlands The cargo ship (5,704 GRT, 1919) collided with in the Atlantic Ocean (45°21′N 59°28′W / 45.350°N 59.467°W / 45.350; -59.467) with Norse King ( Norway) and sank.[53]
Kathe  Germany World War II: The cargo ship (1,599 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off of Paulshafen (56°54′N 21°09′E / 56.900°N 21.150°E / 56.900; 21.150) by S-7 ( Soviet Navy).[238]
Kōtoku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The cargo ship (6,702 GRT, 1937) was bombed by United States Army Air Forces Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the 19th Bombardment Group off Salamaua, New Guinea, and abandoned. Her commanding officer was killed. Survivors were rescued by the destroyer Yūzuki and light cruiser Tatsuta (both  Imperial Japanese Navy). Left afloat and unmanned, she drifted until wrecked on the coast of New Guinea near Salamaua at 07°01′N 147°07′E / 7.017°N 147.117°E / 7.017; 147.117. Her wreck remained upright until sometime after 1945, when it rolled onto its side.[262]
M 4008 Abeille 8  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (402 GRT, 1936) was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Brittany, France by Allied aircraft.[13]
No. 55  Soviet Navy The No. 11-class landing tender (26 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[263]
No. 56  Soviet Navy The No. 16-class landing tender (31 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[264]
No. 67  Soviet Navy The No. 16-class landing tender (31 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[265]
No. 71  Soviet Navy The No. 11-class landing tender (26 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[266]
No. 75  Soviet Navy The No. 11-class landing tender (26 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[267]
No. 83  Soviet Navy The No. 11-class landing tender (26 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[268]
No. 97  Soviet Navy The No. 16-class landing tender (31 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[269]
No. 105  Soviet Navy The No. 11-class landing tender (26 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[270]
No. 106  Soviet Navy The No. 16-class landing tender (31 t, 1942) was lost on Lake Ladoga on this date.[271]
Pacific Pioneer  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 113: The cargo ship (6,734 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada (43°30′N 60°35′W / 43.500°N 60.583°W / 43.500; -60.583) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine). All 71 people aboard were rescued by HMCS Calgary ( Royal Canadian Navy).[272]
Palau Maru  Japan (Look 06/08/1942)
Robert E. Lee  United States World War II: The Eastern Steamship Lines passenger ship (5,184 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico 25 nautical miles (46 km) off the mouth of the Mississippi River (28°40′N 88°42′W / 28.667°N 88.700°W / 28.667; -88.700) by U-166 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of the 404 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-566, USS SC-519 (both  United States Navy) and Underwriter ( United States).[273]
San Clemente Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Caroline Islands by USS Grenadier ( United States Navy).[13]
U-166  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine (1,100/1,213 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico (28°05′N 89°00′W / 28.083°N 89.000°W / 28.083; -89.000) by USS PC-566 ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 52 crew.
Uranus  Kriegsmarine World War II: The netlayer (1,127 GRT, 1939) was bombed sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Brittany by Allied aircraft.[13]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1942
Ship Country Description
KL-13  Soviet Navy The auxiliary river gunboat (129 GRT, 1935) was sunk on this date.[274]
Kano Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk by USS Grunion ( United States Navy). (Look "Kashima Maru" 08/08/1942)[13]
USS Grunion  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine (1,525/2,424 t, 1942) was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kiska, Alaska (52°14′16″N 177°25′05″E / 52.23778°N 177.41806°E / 52.23778; 177.41806) by Kano Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of all 60 crew.
U-213  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIID submarine (950/1,063 t, 1941) was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Azores, Portugal (36°45′N 26°50′W / 36.750°N 26.833°W / 36.750; -26.833) by HMS Erne, HMS Rochester, and HMS Sandwich (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.
U-588  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Newfoundland (49°59′N 36°36′W / 49.983°N 36.600°W / 49.983; -36.600) by HMCS Skeena and HMCS Wetaskiwin (both  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 46 crew.[275]
U-754  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (43°02′N 64°52′W / 43.033°N 64.867°W / 43.033; -64.867) by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of 113 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 43 crew.[276]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1942
Ship Country Description
Kama  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Someri: The gunboat was sunk by Finnish Air Force aircraft sometime between 8 and 11 July.[13]
HMS LCA 196  Royal Navy The landing craft assault (8/11 t, 1942) was lost.[277]
HMS LCM 140  Royal Navy The landing craft medium (21/35 t, 1941) was lost.[278]
New Deal  United States The 8-gross register ton, 27.8-foot (8.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Wide Bay (57°22′N 156°11′W / 57.367°N 156.183°W / 57.367; -156.183 (Wide Bay)) on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula in the Territory of Alaska.[181]
Saldary  Turkish Naval Forces The submarine foundered in the Dardanelles off Chanak, Turkey, with 57 crew aboard. (Look "Atilay" 14/07/1942)[279]

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Ship events in 1942
Ship launches: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship commissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship decommissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Shipwrecks: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947

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