U.S. Ships Sunk or Damaged in Pacific Area during World War II

Alaskan waters (51 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
01/01/42 Bering Freighter Grounded Total Loss Alaska Unknown
01/01/42 Stanley Griffith Freighter Grounded Total Loss Alaska Unknown
01/11/42 Clevedon (USAT) Freighter Explosion Total loss Alaska Unknown
03/11/42 Mount McKinley (USAT) Troopship Grounded Total loss Alaska None
03/13/42 Number Four Scow Enemy action Sunk Alaska Unknown
03/13/42 Number Two Scow Enemy action Sunk Alaska Unknown
05/06/42 Laida Oil screw Enemy action Sunk Alaska Unknown
06/04/42 President Fillmore (USAT) Troopship Bombed No damage Alaska None [AG wounded]
06/04/42 Northwestern Freighter Unknown Sunk Alaska Unknown
06/16/42 Coldbrook Hog Islander Grounded Total loss Alaska None
07/14/42 Arcata (USAT) Freighter Torpedo Sunk Alaska Crew 8
08/05/42 Alice T. Oil screw Grounded Unknown Alaska Unknown
09/01/42 P. S. B. & D. Co. No. 6 Scow Grounded Unknown Alaska Unknown
09/01/42 Crown City (USAT) Freighter Grounded Total loss Alaska None
10/14/42 Edward Schenk Tug Foundered Sunk Alaska Crew all
11/26/42 Deep Sea Oil screw Grounded Sunk Alaska Unknown
11/28/42 Teapa Freighter Fire Damaged Alaska Unknown
12/10/42 President Fillmore (USAT) Troopship Fire Damaged Alaska? Killed 5
12/26/42 Port Orford Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska None
01/14/43 Mapele Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska Crew 1; AG 1
01/23/43 D. L. Co. XXXIII Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
01/24/43 Teddy Gas screw Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
05/01/43 Crusader Oil screw Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
05/12/43 Perida Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska None
06/16/43 MacVeigh Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
07/19/43 Dellwood (USAT) Cable ship Grounded Sunk Alaska None
09/20/43 Elna (USAT) Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
11/20/43 P. S. B. & D. Co. No. 5 Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
11/20/43 P. S. B. & D. Co. No. 8 Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
11/24/43 John P. Gaines Liberty Split Sunk Alaska Crew 3; AG 1; Army 7
12/23/43 Scotia Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska None
12/27/43 Elna (USAT) Freighter Grounded Total loss Alaska Unknown
01/01/44 David W. Branch (USAT) Troopship Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
01/05/44 Prince of Wales Oil screw Fire Sunk Alaska Unknown
02/26/44 Mount Baker Freighter Fire Total loss Alaska Unknown (25% killed)
03/08/44 Norco Oil screw Fire Sunk Alaska Unknown
04/19/44 John Straub Liberty Torpedo Sunk Alaska Crew 39; AG 14
04/21/44 P. A. F. No. 27 Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
07/18/44 B. T. Co. 4 Gas screw Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
08/18/44 Caroline Oil screw Grounded Total loss Alaska Unknown
12/04/44 LT-239 (USAT) Harborcraft Collision Sunk Alaska Unknown
12/14/44 North Wind Freighter Stranded Total loss Alaska None
01/10/45 Saginaw II Scow Foundered Sunk Alaska Unknown
02/02/45 Aleutian Freighter Grounded Damaged Alaska Unknown
08/25/45 Jonathan Harrington Liberty Ice floes Damaged Alaska None
08/25/45 Enos A. Mills Liberty Ice floes Damaged Alaska None
01/27/46 Crown Reefer (USAT) Freighter Grounded Sunk Alaska None
02/04/46 Yukon Cargo/Passenger Ship Grounded Sunk Alaska 11
03/01/46 Sacketts Harbor Tanker Split Bow sunk; stern salvaged Alaska Unknown
03/29/46 Venus Cargo/Passenger Ship Fire Sunk Alaska None
11/03/46 A.T.T. No. 1 Barge Grounded Sunk Alaska None

 

Westcoast of U.S. (27 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
12/10/41 Mauna Ala Freighter Grounded Total loss Westcoast None
12/18/41 L. P. St. Clair Tanker Shelled None Westcoast None
12/18/41 Samoa Lumber schooner Shelled and missed by Torpedo Slight damage Westcoast None
12/20/41 Emidio Tanker Shelled & Torpedo Total loss Westcoast Crew 5
12/20/41 Agwiworld Tanker Shelled Little damage Westcoast None
12/20/41 Tahoe Garbage scow Collision with submarine Slight damage Westcoast None
12/22/41 H. M. Storey Tanker Submarine attack None Westcoast None
12/23/41 Idaho Freighter Shelled Damaged Westcoast None
12/23/41 Larry Doheny Tanker Shelled Little damage Westcoast None
12/23/41 Montebello Tanker Torpedo & Shelled Sunk Westcoast None
12/24/41 Absaroka Freighter Torpedo Damaged Westcoast Crew 1
12/25/41 Barbara Olson Freighter Submarine attack None Westcoast None
12/25/41 Dorothy Philips Freighter Shelled Damaged-No damage [sources disagree] Westcoast None
12/27/41 Connecticut Tanker Torpedo Damaged Westcoast None
02/28/42 William H. Berg Tanker Torpedo & Shelled Little damage Westcoast None
06/07/42 Coast Trader Freighter Torpedo Sunk Westcoast Crew 1
06/30/42 Esther Johnson Lumber schooner Collision Unknown Westcoast Unknown
10/05/42 Larry Doheny Tanker Torpedo Sunk Westcoast Crew 2; AG 4
01/16/43 Schenectady Tanker Split at dock Damaged Westcoast None
01/26/43 Lewis Cass Liberty Split Total loss Westcoast None
04/02/43 Maurine (USAT) Harbor Craft Capsized Sunk Westcoast Crew 6
05/31/44 Henry Bergh Liberty Grounded Total loss Westcoast None
07/17/44 E. A. Bryan Liberty Explosion Sunk Westcoast Crew 31; AG 13
07/17/44 Quinault Victory Victory Explosion Sunk Westcoast Crew 36; AG 17
12/05/45 H. H. Raymond Liberty Collision Unknown Westcoast Unknown
03/31/46 W. L. R. Emmet Tanker Collision Total loss Westcoast Unknown
03/31/46 Oneida Victory Victory Collision Total loss Westcoast Unknown


Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (134 ships)

1940 Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (1 ship)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
11/09/40 City of Rayville Freighter Mine Sunk Pacific Crew 1

1941 Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (34 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
12/01/41 Churruca Unknown (Hong Kong) Scuttled Sunk Pacific Unknown
12/07/41 Cynthia Olson Steam Schooner Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 33; US Army 2
12/07/41 Islas Visayas Freighter (Panama) Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 President Harrison Troopship Deliberately grounded Captured by Japanese Pacific Crew 3; Japanese POW: 164; Died POW:12 including 4 lost on SS Arizan Maru while being transferred to Japan
12/08/41 Meifoo No. 5 Tug Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 Mei Kang Tug Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 Mei Ling [Ying] Tug Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 Mei Nan Tug Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 Mei Yun Tug Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 Folozu Freighter (Panama) Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 Ramona Freighter (Panama) Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Unknown
12/08/41 Morazan Freighter (Honduras or Panama) Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific None
12/08/41 Nisqually Scow (former Sub Boat) Japanese attack on Wake Island Sunk Pacific Unknown
12/09/41 Gran Freighter (Panama) Captured Captured Pacific Unknown
12/09/41 Donerail [former Danish Nordhval] Freighter (Panama) Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 33; Passengers 3
12/11/41 Lahaina Freighter Shelled Sunk Pacific Crew 4
12/11/41 Wawa Freighter (British owned Panama-flag) Scuttled to avoid capture Sunk Pacific Japanese POW: Crew 3
12/12/41 Marion Freighter (Panama) Scuttled to avoid capture Sunk Pacific Unknown
12/12/41 Vincent Freighter Torpedo Sunk Pacific Japanese POW: Crew 37; Died POW: Crew 2
12/13/41 Essi Freighter (Panama) Captured by Vichy French Turned over to Japanese Pacific Unknown
12/17/41 Manini Freighter Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 2
12/19/41 Prusa Hog Islander Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 10
12/20/41 Lindinha Freighter (Panama) Captured Captured Pacific Unknown
12/20/41 Florinha Freighter (Panama) Captured Captured Pacific Unknown
12/23/41 Pioneer Tug Captured Captured Pacific Unknown
12/23/41 Columbia Dredge Captured Captured Pacific Unknown
12/23/41 Justine Foss Tug Captured by Japanese Captured Pacific Japanese POW 4; 2 killed on Wake by Japanese
12/25/41 Churruca Freighter (Philippines) Scuttled Sunk Pacific Unknown
12/25/41 Admiral Y. S. Williams Freighter Captured Captured Pacific Crew 1; 29 to Japanese POW camp: 4 died POW
12/25/41 Argus Steamship (Philippines) Captured CapturedJapanese Pacific Unknown
12/25/41 Daylight Freighter (Panama) Captured Captured Pacific Unknown
12/25/41 Eldorado Freighter (Panama) Scuttled Sunk Raised by Japanese Pacific Unknown
12/25/41 Hirondelle Yacht Captured Captured by Japanese Pacific Unknown
12/31/41 Ruth Alexander Cargo/Passenger Ship Bombed Sunk Pacific Crew 1

1942 Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (21 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
01/01/42 Malama Freighter Bombed Scuttled to prevent capture Scuttled Pacific Japanese POW Camp: 33 Crew and 5 Air Corps; 2 crew died and 1 crew to mental hospital
01/11/42 Liberty (USAT) Freighter Torpedo Total loss Pacific None
01/28/42 Royal T. Frank (USAT) Army Transport Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 7; Army 14
02/01/42 Surigao Unknown (Philippines) Stranded Unknown Pacific Unknown
02/13/42 President Taylor Troopship Grounded Destroyed by Japanese Aircraft Pacific None
02/16/42 Tulagi (USAT) Freighter (Hong Kong) Bombed Damaged Pacific Unknown
02/16/42 Mauna Loa Freighter Bombed Damaged Pacific Crew 1; Army 1 [Book: To Leave This Port by Francis James Enright]
02/19/42 Admiral Halstead Freighter Bombed Damaged Pacific None
02/19/42 Don Isidro Freighter (Philippines) Bombed Total loss Pacific Crew 13; US Army 1
02/19/42 Florence D. Freighter Bombed Sunk Pacific Crew 3; Navy Flyer 1
02/19/42 Mauna Loa Freighter Bombed Sunk Pacific None [Book: To Leave This Port by Francis James Enright]
02/19/42 Meigs (USAT) Freighter Bombed Sunk Pacific Crew 1
02/24/42 Snark [former Danish Olympia] Freighter (Panama) Mine Total loss Pacific Unknown
03/01/42 P. A. F. No. 11 Unknown Unknown Sunk Pacific Unknown
05/05/42 John Adams Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific AG 5
07/07/42 Rufus King Liberty Split Total loss Pacific None
07/20/42 Coast Farmer Freighter Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 1
07/22/42 William Dawes Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific Army 1; AG 4
10/04/42 Camden Tanker Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 1
10/26/42 President Coolidge Troopship Mine Sunk Pacific Crew 1; Army 4
11/08/42 Edgar Allen Poe Liberty Torpedo Total loss Pacific Crew 2

 

1943 Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (30 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
01/02/43 Thomas A. Edison Liberty Split Total loss Pacific None
01/18/43 Lipscomb Lykes Freighter Grounded Total loss Pacific None
01/18/43 Mobilube Tanker Torpedo Total loss Pacific Crew 3
01/22/43 Peter H. Burnett Liberty Torpedo Damaged Pacific AG 1
01/23/43 Stephen Johnson Field Liberty Bombed Damaged Pacific None
01/30/43 Samuel Gompers Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 3; AG 1
02/10/43 Starr King Freighter Torpedo Sunk Pacific None
03/01/43 Gulfwave Tanker Torpedo Damaged Pacific None
03/17/43 Charles S. Jones Tanker Torpedo attack No damage Pacific None
03/28/43 Masaya (USAT) Freighter Bombed Sunk Pacific Crew 2
04/27/43 Lydia M. Child Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific None
04/29/43 Peter Sylvester (Silvester) Liberty Submarine attack No damage Pacific None
04/30/43 Phoebe A. Hearst Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific None
05/02/43 William Williams Liberty Torpedo Damaged Pacific None
05/16/43 Cities Service Boston Tanker Grounded Total loss Pacific None
05/16/43 William K. Vanderbilt Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 1
05/18/43 H. M. Storey Tanker Torpedo & Shelled Sunk Pacific Crew 2
05/23/43 Stanvac Manila Tanker (Panama) Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 8; AG 3; Navy 1
05/29/43 Sheldon Jackson Liberty Torpedo No damage Pacific None
06/04/43 Edward Chambers Liberty Shelled No Damage Pacific None
06/06/43 John Bartram Liberty Torpedo No damage Pacific None
06/16/43 Portmar (USAT) Freighter Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 1; Passenger 1
08/11/43 Matthew Lyon Liberty Torpedo Damaged Pacific None
08/13/43 M. H. DeYoung Liberty Torpedo Total loss Pacific Crew 3; Navy 1
08/31/43 W. S. Rheem Tanker Torpedo Damaged Pacific None
10/11/43 George H. Himes Liberty Torpedo Damaged Pacific None
10/11/43 John H. Couch Liberty Aerial Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 1; AG 1; Stevedore 1
11/11/43 Cape San Juan Freighter Torpedo Sunk Pacific Army Troops 115
11/27/43 Carlotte P. Gilman Tanker Submarine encounter No Damage Pacific None
12/20/43 James Withycombe Liberty Grounded Total loss Pacific None

1944 Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (23 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
01/24/44 John Muir Liberty Bombed Damaged Pacific Seabees: some
01/29/44 George Sterling Liberty Bombed Damaged Pacific U.S. Marines 2
02/01/44 Stephen Crane Liberty Bombed Total loss Pacific Army 1
02/12/44 Francis Preston Blair Liberty Unknown Unknown Pacific None [AG wounded]
02/26/44 President Grant Troopship Grounded Total loss Pacific None
02/27/44 Omaha [former Danish Frode] Freighter (Panama) Grounded Total loss Pacific None
03/19/44 Oriental Freighter Mine Damaged Pacific Unknown
08/01/44 Extavia Freighter Mine Damaged Pacific Unknown
08/28/44 Cape Trafalgar Freighter Explosion Damaged Pacific Crew 3
09/07/44 John C. Calhoun Liberty Explosion Total loss Pacific Army 1
09/09/44 Richard Henry Dana Liberty Grounded Unknown Pacific Unknown
09/26/44 Elihu Thomson Liberty Mine Damaged Pacific Unknown
09/27/44 Don Marquis Liberty Collision and fire Total loss Pacific Army 3
09/27/44 Missionary Ridge Tanker Collision Damaged Pacific None
09/30/44 Carl G. Barth Liberty Strafed Damaged Pacific None
10/00/44 Antigua Freighter Collision Damaged Pacific None
10/00/44 E. A. Christensen Liberty Collision Damaged Pacific None
10/28/44 United Victory Victory Strafed Damaged Pacific None
10/30/44 John A. Johnson Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 4; AG 5; Army 1 (Killed by Japanese) [Book: Peter; the Odyssey of a Merchant Mariner by Peter Chelemedos]
11/20/44 Fort Dearborn Tanker Shelled Damaged Pacific None
12/01/44 Dominican Victory Victory Grounded Damaged Pacific Unknown
12/20/44 Boulder Victory Victory Mine Damaged Pacific Unknown
12/24/44 Robert J. Walker Liberty Torpedo Sunk Pacific Crew 2

 

1945 Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (14 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
01/11/45 Pontus H. Ross Liberty Kaiten manned Torpedo Damaged Pacific None
03/13/45 Russell H. Chittenden Liberty Split Total loss Pacific None
03/14/45 Esso Washington Tanker Grounded Total loss Pacific None
03/31/45 Matagorda Freighter Collision Unknown Pacific None
04/21/45 Sarenzen Freighter Grounded Unknown Pacific Unknown
05/01/45 Stony Point Tanker Strafed & fire Damaged Pacific None [Crew and AG wounded]
05/12/45 Cuba Victory Victory Collision Damaged Pacific None
05/12/45 Saginaw Victory Victory Collision Damaged Pacific None
07/15/45 Francis Preston Blair Liberty Grounded Total loss Pacific None
08/31/45 Joseph Carrigan Liberty Mine Total loss Pacific Australian Army 1
10/28/45 Pierre Victory Victory Grounded Unknown Pacific Unknown
_/_/45 Gutzon Borglum Liberty Typhoon and collision Total Loss Pacific Unknown
_/_/45 Ignace Paderewski Liberty Typhoon Total Loss Pacific Unknown
_/_/45 Young America Freighter Strafed Damaged Pacific None

1946 Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai (9 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
02/22/46 Sea Satyr Freighter Mine Damaged Pacific None
03/02/46 Oshkosh Victory Victory Mine Damaged Pacific None
03/13/46 George W. Norris Liberty Mine Damaged Pacific Unknown
03/30/46 Nickajack Trail Tanker Grounded Sunk Pacific Unknown
03/31/46 Joseph S. McDonagh Liberty Grounded Total loss Pacific Unknown
06/19/46 John Miller Liberty Grounded Total loss Pacific Unknown
06/19/46 James McNeill Whistler Liberty Grounded Total loss Pacific Unknown
07/_/46 Chief Joseph Liberty Grounded Damaged Pacific None
10/23/46 Sinnet Freighter Mine Damaged Pacific None

Unknown date Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong & Shanghai

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
Unknown Thaddeus S. C. Lowe Liberty Unknown Total Loss Pacific Unknown

Philippines (128 ships)

1941 Philippines (27 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
11/19/41 Del Pidio Unknown (Philippines) Mine Unknown Philippines Crew 6
11/19/41 Edridio Mindoro (67 ton) Mine Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/08/41 Admiral Cole Freighter Bombed Little damage Philippines None
12/08/41 Gertrude Kellogg Freighter Bombed Damaged Philippines Japanese POW: Crew 2
12/08/41 Capillo Freighter Bombed Damaged Philippines None
12/10/41 Cetus Unknown (Philippines) Scuttled Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
12/10/41 Sagoland Freighter Bombed Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/11/41 President Grant Troopship None None Philippines Japanese POW: Crew: 35; Died POW: 5
12/12/41 Governor Wright Passenger Ship (Philippines) Bombed Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/13/41 Manatawny Tanker Bombed Sunk Philippines None
12/15/41 Vizcaya Freighter (Philippines) Scuttled Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/17/41 Corregidor Steamship (Philippines) Mine Sunk Philippines 500 dead
12/24/41 Si Kiang [former French] Steamship (Ship had been confiscated by U.S. prior to attack) Bombed Fire Total loss Philippines Total 10; Marines 2?
12/26/41 Capillo Freighter Bombed Sunk Philippines Japanese POW: 39; Died POW: 6
12/26/41 Paz Freighter (Philippines) Bombed & Fire Damaged Philippines Unknown
12/27/41 Ethel Edwards Freighter Bombed & Fire Unknown Philippines Unknown
12/27/41 Taurus Freighter (Philippines) Scuttled Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/28/41 Mauban Freighter (Philippines) Scuttled Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
12/28/41 Ruth Alexander Cargo/Passenger Ship None Crew left behind Philippines Japanese POW: Crew 17; Died POW: 3
12/29/41 Don Jose Freighter (Philippines) Bombed Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
12/29/41 Aloha Freighter (Philippines) Scuttled Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/29/41 Bicol Freighter (Philippines) Scuttled Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/29/41 Palawan Unknown (Philippines) Scuttled Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
12/31/41 Dos Hermanos Unknown (Philippines) Scuttled Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
12/31/41 Magallanes Steamship (Philippines) Scuttled Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/31/41 Montanes Steamship (Philippines) Scuttled Sunk Philippines Unknown
12/_/41 Vizcaya Unknown Scuttled Sunk Philippines Unknown

1942 Philippines (29 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
01/02/42 Anakan Unknown (Philippines) Scuttled Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
01/02/42 Bisayas Unknown (Philippines) Bombed Sunk taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
01/02/42 Latouche Unknown (Philippines) Captured Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
01/02/42 Luzon Unknown (Philippines) Scuttled Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
01/02/42 Paz Freighter (Philippines) Captured by Japanese Captured Philippines Unknown
02/10/42 Mindanao Unknown (Philippines) Captured Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
02/28/42 Compagnia de Filipinas Unknown (Philippines) Captured Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
02/_/42 Henry Keswick (USAT) Tug Shelled Sunk Philippines None
03/01/42 Legazpi Unknown (Philippines U.S. Army charter) Shelled Scuttled Philippines Unknown
03/01/42 Lepus Unknown (Philippines U.S. Army charter) Captured Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
03/01/42 Regulus Unknown (Philippines U.S. Army charter) Captured Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Candesa Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Fortuna Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Basilan Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Governor Wood Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Antonio Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Parcita Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Maayo Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Opon Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Tagbilaran Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/10/42 Dumaguete Freighter (Philippines) Shelled Unknown Philippines Unknown
03/16/42 Princess of Negros Unknown (Philippines) Captured Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
03/_/42 La Florecita Freighter Grounded Damaged Philippines Unknown
04/01/42 Escalante R Unknown (Philippines) Scuttled on U.S. Army orders Scuttled Philippines Unknown
04/01/42 Kanlaon II Unknown (Philippines) Scuttled on U.S. Army orders Sunk Philippines Unknown
04/09/42 Henry Keswick (USAT) Tug Shelled Sunk Philippines None
04/09/42 Yu Sang (USAT) Harborcraft Bombed Sunk Philippines Crew 1; Japanese POW: Crew 2; Died POW: Crew 2
04/19/42 Elcano (Philippines; U.S. Army charter) Shelled Sunk Philippines Unknown
05/06/42 Sarangami Unknown (Philippines) Captured Taken over by Japanese Philippines Unknown
06/27/42 Matagalpa (USAT) Freighter Fire Total loss Pacific None

1944 Philippines (50 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
10/24/44 Augustus Thomas Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
10/24/44 David Dudley Field Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
10/25/44 Adoniram Judson (GSA) Liberty Bombed Damaged Philippines None
10/25/44 John W. Foster Liberty Strafed Damaged Philippines None
10/26/44 Leonidas Merritt Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None [AG wounded]
10/26/44 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Liberty Bombed Damaged Philippines Crew 1; AG 1
10/27/44 Alexander Majors Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
10/27/44 Cape Romano Freighter Bombed Damaged Philippines None
11/02/44 Matthew P. Deady Liberty Kamikaze & Bombed Damaged Philippines AG 4; Army 26
11/04/44 Cape Constance Freighter Bombed & Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
11/04/44 Frank J. Cuhel Liberty Shelled Damaged Philippines None
11/12/44 Alexander Majors Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Crew 2
11/12/44 Jeremiah M. Daily Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Crew 4; AG 2; Army 100Unknown
11/12/44 Leonidas Merritt Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Crew 1; AG 1
11/12/44 Morrison R. Waite Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Army 21
11/12/44 Thomas Nelson Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines AG 4; Army 164
11/12/44 Carlos Carrillo Liberty Unknown Unknown Philippines None [AG wounded]
11/12/44 William A. Coulter Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
11/14/44 Floyd B. Olson Liberty Bombed Damaged Philippines None
11/16/44 Leonidas Merritt Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None [AG wounded]
11/17/44 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Liberty Bombed Total loss Philippines None
11/17/44 Augustus Thomas Liberty Bombed Sunk Philippines None
11/17/44 Gilbert Stuart Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Crew 5; AG 1; Army 5
11/18/44 Cape Romano Freighter Bombed Damaged Philippines None
11/18/44 Amerigo Vespucci Liberty Unknown Unknown Philippines None [AG wounded]
11/18/44 Robert Louis Stevenson Liberty Unknown Unknown Philippines None [AG wounded]
11/18/44 Nicholas J. Sinnott Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
11/19/44 Cape Romano Freighter Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
11/19/44 Alcoa Pioneer Freighter Kamikaze Damaged Philippines AG 6
11/23/44 Gus W. Darnell Liberty Aerial Torpedo Total loss Philippines None
11/24/44 William C. C. Claiborne Liberty Unknown Unknown Philippines None [AG wounded]
11/26/44 Anson Burlingame Liberty Unknown Unknown Philippines None [AG wounded]
11/26/44 Howell Lykes Troopship Bombed Damaged Philippines None
11/29/44 William C. C. Claiborne Liberty Shelled Damaged Philippines None
12/05/44 Antoine Saugrain Liberty Aerial Torpedo Damaged Philippines None
12/05/44 John Evans Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
12/05/44 Marcus Daly (GSA) Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
12/06/44 Marcus Daly (GSA) Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None [AG wounded]
12/06/44 Antoine Saugrain Liberty Aerial Torpedo Sunk Philippines None
12/10/44 Marcus Daly (GSA) Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Crew 2; AG 1; Army over 200
12/10/44 William S. Ladd Liberty Kamikaze Sunk Philippines None
12/21/44 Juan de Fuca Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
12/26/44 James H. Breasted Liberty Bombed Total loss Philippines None
12/27/44 Francisco Morazan Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
12/28/44 John Burke Liberty Kamikaze Sunk Philippines Crew 40; AG 29
12/28/44 William Sharon Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Crew 6; AG 4; Army 1
12/29/44 Hobart Baker Liberty Bombed Sunk Philippines Crew 1
12/30/44 Francisco Morazan Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
12/30/44 Juan de Fuca Liberty Aerial Torpedo Split & repaired Philippines Army 2
12/31/44 Simeon G. Reed Liberty Bombed and grounded Unknown Philippines Unknown

1945 Philippines (22 ships)

Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
01/01/45 John M. Clayton Liberty Bombed Damaged Philippines Crew 2; AG 4
01/04/45 Kyle V. Johnson Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
01/04/45 Lewis L. Dyche Liberty Kamikaze Sunk Philippines Crew 41; AG 30
01/12/45 David Dudley Field Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
01/12/45 Edward N. Westcott Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
01/12/45 Elmira Victory Victory Kamikaze and Shelled by U.S. ship Damaged Philippines None
01/12/45 Kyle V. Johnson Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines Crew 1; Army 128
01/12/45 Otis Skinner Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Philippines None
01/27/45 Katherine L. Bates Liberty Unknown Unknown Philippines None [AG wounded]
03/17/45 Oliver Kelley Liberty Torpedo Damaged Philippines None
03/22/45 Ransom A. Moore Liberty Shelled by Allied ships Damaged Philippines None
03/31/45 John C. Fremont Liberty Mine Total loss Philippines None
04/13/45 Harrington Emerson Liberty Bombed-strafed by U.S. plane Damaged Philippines None
04/_/45 Juan de Fuca Liberty Bombed Damaged Philippines Unknown
05/02/45 Edmund F. Dickens Liberty Mine Total loss Philippines None
05/02/45 Henry L. Abbott Liberty Mine Total loss Philippines Crew 2
08/08/45 Casimir Pulaski Liberty Mine or bomb Damaged Philippines None
08/23/45 Alice H. Rice Liberty Grounded Total loss Philippines Unknown
08/25/45 Peter White Liberty Mine Total loss Philippines None
08/31/45 Charles C. Randleman Liberty Grounded Total loss Philippines Unknown
10/25/45 Ralph Waldo Emerson Liberty Grounded Unknown Philippines Unknown
_/_/45 David F. Barry Liberty Explosion/Fire Damaged Philippines None

Okinawa (30 ships)

 
Date Ship Type Cause Result Location Deaths
04/06/45 Hobbs Victory Victory Kamikaze Sunk Okinawa Crew 11; AG 2
04/06/45 Logan Victory Victory Kamikaze Sunk Okinawa Crew 12; AG 3
04/12/45 Minot Victory Victory Kamikaze Damaged Okinawa None
04/16/45 United Victory Victory Unknown Unknown Okinawa None [AG wounded]
04/27/45 Canada Victory Victory Kamikaze Sunk Okinawa Crew 1; AG 2
04/28/45 Sioux Falls Victory Victory Unknown Unknown Okinawa None [AG wounded]
04/28/45 Bozeman Victory Victory Depth charge or Kaiten or Midget submarine Damaged Okinawa None
04/30/45 S. Hall Young Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Okinawa None
05/01/45 Silverbow Victory Victory Unknown Unknown Okinawa None [AG wounded]
05/03/45 Sea Flasher Troopship Shelled by U.S. ship Damaged Okinawa Army 7
05/09/45 Bucknell Victory Victory Kamikaze Damaged Okinawa Unknown
5/10/45
to 5/22/45
Donald MacLeay Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Okinawa None
05/18/45 Cornelius Vanderbilt Liberty Bombed Damaged Okinawa Crew 1
05/24/45 Jubal A. Early Liberty Unknown Unknown Okinawa None [AG wounded]
05/24/45 William B. Allison Liberty Torpedo Total loss Okinawa Crew 6
05/27/45 Brown Victory Victory Kamikaze Damaged Okinawa Crew 1; AG 3
05/27/45 Josiah Snelling Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Okinawa None
05/27/45 Mary A. Livermore Liberty Kamikaze Damaged Okinawa Crew 7; AG 4
06/11/45 Michael Pupin Liberty Unknown Unknown Okinawa None [AG wounded]
06/11/45 Walter Colton Liberty Kamikaze & shelled by Allied ships Damaged Okinawa None
06/29/45 Abner Doubleday Liberty Collision Unknown damage Okinawa Unknown
07/27/45 John A. Rawlins Liberty Aerial Torpedo Damaged Okinawa None
07/27/45 Pratt Victory Victory Torpedo Damaged Okinawa None
08/10/45 Jack Singer Liberty Torpedo Total loss Okinawa None
09/16/45 Richard V. Oulahan Liberty Typhoon Total Loss Okinawa Unknown
09/17/45 John A. Rawlins Liberty Grounded & collision (Typhoon) Total loss Okinawa None
09/19/45 Colbert (USAT) Transport Mine Damaged Okinawa 1 person
10/09/45 Vandalia Tanker Grounded (Typhoon) Total loss Okinawa Unknown
10/09/45 Brockholst Livingston Liberty Grounded (Typhoon) Total Loss Okinawa None
12/10/45 William C. Ralston Liberty Grounded (Typhoon) Damaged Okinawa Unknown

 

Chronological list of U.S. ships sunk or damaged:

Geographical list of U.S. ships sunk or damaged

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Pacific

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