List of shipwrecks in February 1942

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

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1 February

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Absirtea Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea six nautical miles (11 km) northwest of Cape Dukato, Albania by HMS Thunderbolt (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). There were 2 dead and 35 survivors. [1] [2]
Bordeaux Maru Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Marshalls-Gilberts raids: The Nanman Maru-class transport was bombed/torpedoed and sunk at the Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands ( 9°27′N170°13′E / 9.450°N 170.217°E / 9.450; 170.217 ) by Douglas SBD Dauntless and Douglas TBD Devastator aircraft from USS Enterprise (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). One gunner and two crewmen killed. [3] [4]
HardhausenFlag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: The motor boat was shelled and sunk off Tjeldodden in Ofotfjorden, Norway, by German shore-based artillery with the loss of two crew. [5]
Kashima Maru Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Marshalls-Gilberts raids: The auxiliary net layer was bombed/torpedoed and sunk at the Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands ( 9°27′N170°13′E / 9.450°N 170.217°E / 9.450; 170.217 ) by Douglas SBD Dauntless and Douglas TBD Devastator aircraft from USS Enterprise (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [6]
Norah Moller Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Bangka Strait by Japanese aircraft. [7]
Shonan Maru No. 10 Go Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was lost on this date. [8]
Tacoma Star Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 37°33′N69°21′W / 37.550°N 69.350°W / 37.550; -69.350 ) by U-109 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 97 crew. [1] [9]
Toyotsu Maru Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Marshalls-Gilberts raids: The auxiliary gunboat was shelled and sunk off Wotje by USS Northampton, and USS Salt Lake City (both Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [10] [11]

2 February

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Cape Spartel Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 7.5 nautical miles (13.9 km) south west of the North Outer Dowsing Lightship (Government Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom) ( 53°28′42″N0°49′12″E / 53.47833°N 0.82000°E / 53.47833; 0.82000 ) by Luftwaffe aircraft. [12]
HMT Cloughton Wyke Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea ( 52°59′00″N1°18′30″E / 52.98333°N 1.30833°E / 52.98333; 1.30833 ) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew. [1] [13]
USS Magdelena Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy World War II: The Yard Ferry was destroyed by enemy action at Mariveles, Luzon, Philippines. [14] [15]
Tamagawa Maru Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines ( 17°16′N119°48′E / 17.267°N 119.800°E / 17.267; 119.800 ) by USS Seadragon (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [16]
U-581 War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Faial Channel 6 kilometers (3.2 nmi) southwest of Pico Island in the Azores ( 39°00′N30°00′W / 39.000°N 30.000°W / 39.000; -30.000 ) by the destroyer HMS Westcott (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy) with the loss of four of her 45 crew. Her commanding officer swam to shore and returned to Germany via Spain. [17]
W. L. Steed Flag of the United States.svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) off the mouth of the Delaware River ( 38°25′N73°00′W / 38.417°N 73.000°W / 38.417; -73.000 ) by U-103 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 34 of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Alcantara (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy) three on 4 February, Hartlepool (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom) two on 6 February with one dying on 10 February, and Raby Castle (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom) rescued one, but he died on 15 February. [1] [18] [19]
W-9 Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The W-7-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine in Ambon Bay ( 03°42′S128°10′E / 3.700°S 128.167°E / -3.700; 128.167 ). [20]

3 February

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Amerikaland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden World War II: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States ( 36°36′N74°10′W / 36.600°N 74.167°W / 36.600; -74.167 ) by U-106 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by Castor (Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands), Port Halifax (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom) and Taubate (Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil). [1] [21]
Katong Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Strait of Malacca off Palembang, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft with the loss of all but five crew. [1]
Loch Ranza Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Strait of Malacca ( 0°37′N104°14′E / 0.617°N 104.233°E / 0.617; 104.233 ) by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 18 of the 50 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Subador (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [1]
Napoli Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Kuriat, Tunisia by HMS Upholder (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). The whole crew was saved. [1] [2]
Norah Moller Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner with refugees from Singapore by way of Java was bombed and sunk in the Bangka Strait by Japanese aircraft. 57 women and children survivors, 28 of whom were wounded, were rescued by HMAS Hobart (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy) and 13 of the ship's crew were rescued by HMS Tenedos (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). [22]
Pinna Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was bombed and damaged in the Strait of Malacca ( 0°52′S104°19′E / 0.867°S 104.317°E / -0.867; 104.317 ) by Japanese aircraft. She was attacked again the next day and was beached and abandoned with the loss of 20 of the 45 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Subador (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [1]
Talthybius Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom The cargo liner was bombed and sunk at Singapore by Japanese aircraft. She was later salvaged and passed to the Imperial Japanese Navy as Taruyasu Maru.

4 February

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
HNLMS Deneb Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The Bellatrix-class patrol vessel was sunk off Riau Island by Japanese aircraft. [23]
Dvinoles Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in a collision in the Atlantic Ocean with another ship. No casualties. The crew were rescued by USS Lea (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [24]
India Arrow Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The 8,327-gross register ton tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 38°48′N72°34′W / 38.800°N 72.567°W / 38.800; -72.567 ) by the submarine U-103 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by the fishing skiff Gitana (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States). [1] [25] [26]
San Gil Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 38°05′N74°40′W / 38.083°N 74.667°W / 38.083; -74.667 ) by U-103 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of the 42 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Nike (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy). [1]
Silveray Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 43°54′N61°16′W / 43.900°N 61.267°W / 43.900; -61.267 ) by U-751 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Campbell (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy) and the fishing vessel Lucille M (Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada). [1] [27]
Togian Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the Timor Sea off Koepang, Dutch East Indies by I-56 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). She was scuttled off Koepang ( 10°11′46″N123°31′32″E / 10.19611°N 123.52556°E / 10.19611; 123.52556 ) on 22 February. [1]
Van Lansberge Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged by I-55 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy), in the Java Sea south of Makassar, Dutch East Indies. She was scuttled by HNLMS Pieter de Bitter (Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Royal Netherlands Navy). [1] [28]

5 February

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Arbutus Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy ONS 63: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 55°05′N18°43′W / 55.083°N 18.717°W / 55.083; -18.717 ) by U-136 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of her 87 crew. [1]
China Arrow Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 37°44′N73°18′W / 37.733°N 73.300°W / 37.733; -73.300 ) by U-103 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 37 crew were rescued by USCGC Nike (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy). [1]
Corland Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea ( 53°43′N0°36′E / 53.717°N 0.600°E / 53.717; 0.600 ) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 27 crew were rescued. [1]
HNLMS Daneb Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft. [29]
Empress of Asia Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada
Empress of Asia RMS Empress of Asia on fire after IJN air attack.jpg
Empress of Asia

World War II: The troopship was bombed and sunk off Singapore by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft with the loss of 16 of the 1,820 people aboard.

Konsul Schulte Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea off Honningsvåg, Norway by ShCh-421 (Naval Ensign of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Navy). There were two dead and two wounded. [1] [30]
Montrolite Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 35°14′N60°05′W / 35.233°N 60.083°W / 35.233; -60.083 ) by U-109 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by Winkleigh (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [1] [31]
Stanbank Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 34°55′N61°47′W / 34.917°N 61.783°W / 34.917; -61.783 ) by U-103 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by Rhexenor (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [32]
Tidore Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Indian Ocean south of Sumbawa, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft. [1]

6 February

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Halcyon Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 34°20′N59°16′W / 34.333°N 59.267°W / 34.333; -59.267 ) by U-109 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three crew. [1]
Major Wheeler Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina by U-107 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 35 crew. [1] [33]
Opawa Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 38°21′N61°13′W / 38.350°N 61.217°W / 38.350; -61.217 ) by U-106 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 56 of her 71 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hercules (Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands). [1] [34]
U-82 War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal ( 44°10′N23°52′W / 44.167°N 23.867°W / 44.167; -23.867 ) by HMS Rochester and HMS Tamarisk (both Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 45 crew.

7 February

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Aosta Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) south of Pantelleria by HMS Lively and HMS Zulu (both Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). 9 crew were killed, while 25 survivors were rescued by MAS 560, MAS 563 and MAS 577 (all Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina). [1] [2]
Empire Sun Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ( 43°55′N64°22′W / 43.917°N 64.367°W / 43.917; -64.367 ) by U-751 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of the 65 people aboard. [1] [35]
Grongo Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina World War II: The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) south of Pantelleria by HMS Lively and HMS Zulu (both Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). Ten crew were killed, while seven survivors were rescued by MAS 577 (Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina). [1] [2]
Van Cloon Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea south of Bawean, Dutch East Indies by I-55 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). 187 survivors were rescued by USS Isabel (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [1] [36]

8 February

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Duino Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk, probably by a mine, in the Adriatic Sea off Bari, Italy. No search operation was launched before the 10th, and only 44 survivors were found. 37 crew, 9 gunners and 127 passengers were lost in the sinking or at sea in the following days. [37]
Ocean Venture Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 37°05′N74°46′W / 37.083°N 74.767°W / 37.083; -74.767 ) by U-108 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Roe (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [1] [38]
West Jaffrey Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States The Design 1013 cargo ship ran aground on Pease Island and was a total loss. [39]

9 February

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Alysse Naval Ensign of Free France.svg  Free French Naval Forces World War II: Convoy ONS 61: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 420 nautical miles (780 km) east of Cape Race, Newfoundland ( 46°22′N43°42′W / 46.367°N 43.700°W / 46.367; -43.700 ) by U-654 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 70 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Hepatica and Moose Jaw (both Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy). Alysse foundered on 10 February at 46°34′N44°10′W / 46.567°N 44.167°W / 46.567; -44.167 . [1] [40]
Anderson Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: Convoy HX 174: The cargo ship ran aground at Easter Head, St. Shott's, Newfoundland with the loss of eight of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Brant (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [41] [42]
Empire Fusilier Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of St John's, Newfoundland by U-85 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Barrie (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy). [1] [35] [43]
Frodi Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland The trawler ran aground and sank at Seafellsnes. She was being used as a coaster at the time. [44]
Herald Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The survey ship was scuttled at Selatar, Singapore. She was later salvaged by the Japanese and entered Imperial Japanese Navy service as the escort ship Heiyo. [28]
Kurama Maru Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by USS Trout (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy) northeast of Taiwan ( 25°25′N122°13′E / 25.417°N 122.217°E / 25.417; 122.217 ). [45]
USS Lafayette Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy
USS Lafayette Normandie fire.jpg
USS Lafayette

The ocean liner caught fire, capsized and sank at New York whilst under conversion to a troopship. Salvaged in 1946 and scrapped.

Meroendoeng Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean ( 5°30′N81°10′E / 5.500°N 81.167°E / 5.500; 81.167 ) by I-65 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). [1]
Natsushio Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kagerō-class destroyer sank due to damage suffered the previous day when she was torpedoed in the Makassar Strait 22 miles south of Makassar ( 05°10′S119°24′E / 5.167°S 119.400°E / -5.167; 119.400 ) by the submarine USS S-37 (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy) with the loss of eight killed and two wounded. Survivors were rescued by the destroyers Kuroshio and Oyashio (both Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). [46]
Salpi Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine (probably laid in October 1941 by HMS Rorqual (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy)) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Cape Ferrato on 9 February. 4 crew were killed and 29 saved. [28] [47] [48]
Sullberg Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. [1]
HMS Tanjong Katong Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel was bombed and sunk in the Sungei Kranji River, Singapore by Japanese aircraft. [1]
Tolosa Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean of the coast of the Carolinas, United States ( 40°00′N73°50′W / 40.000°N 73.833°W / 40.000; -73.833 ) by U-108 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 22 crew. [1] [49]

10 February

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Chuwa Maru Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Chuwa Maru-class auxiliary transport was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea ( 25°23′N122°42′E / 25.383°N 122.700°E / 25.383; 122.700 ) east of Kirun by USS Trout (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). There were no fatalities. [50]

11 February

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Blink Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 35°00′N72°27′W / 35.000°N 72.450°W / 35.000; -72.450 ) by U-108 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 30 crew. Survivors were rescued by Monroe (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States). [1] [51] [52] [53] [54]
Doob Naval Ensign of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Sevastopol. Six crew were killed. [28] [55]
Heina Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 67: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 56°10′N21°07′W / 56.167°N 21.117°W / 56.167; -21.117 ) by U-136 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 30 crew were rescued by HMCS Dauphin (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy). [56]
HMS Lipis Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The armed patrol vessel sank off Singapore with the loss of one crew member. [1]
M 1208 Gauleiter Forster War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Barfleur, Manche, France. [28]
R-42 War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper struck a wreck and sank in La Manche. [57]
Rhoda and Simit IIIboth Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The motor launches were scuttled at Singapore. [1]
USS Shark Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy World War II: The Porpoise-class submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by the Japanese destroyer Yamakaze (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of all 54 crew. [58]
HMCS Spikenard Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: Convoy SC 67: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 56°10′N21°07′W / 56.167°N 21.117°W / 56.167; -21.117 ) by U-136 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 57 of her 65 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gentian (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). [59]
Victolite Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 260 nautical miles (480 km) north north west of Bermuda ( 36°12′N67°14′W / 36.200°N 67.233°W / 36.200; -67.233 ) by U-564 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 47 crew. [1] [60]

12 February

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Dixie Sword Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States The freighter foundered off Monomoy Island in Nantucket Sound ( 41°35′N69°59′W / 41.583°N 69.983°W / 41.583; -69.983 ). [61]
Giuseppina Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The auxiliary barquentine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Kefalonia, Greece by ORP Sokół (Naval Ensign of Poland.svg  Polish Navy). The whole crew was saved. [2] [28] [62] [63]
Lucania Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Una (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). There was no casualty. [1] [2]
HMS Maori Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy
The wreck of Maori HMS Maori 2014 307542.jpg
The wreck of Maori
World War II: The Tribal-classdestroyer was bombed and sunk at Grand Harbour, Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member. She was later raised and scuttled off Malta on 15 July 1945.
Mindanao Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The Tanker was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off White Beach, northwestern Mindoro, Philippines. [64]
Skenderburg Flag of Yugoslavia (1918-1943).svg  Kingdom of Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship was captured by Yugoslav Partizans and scuttled on Skader's Lake. [65]
VP 1302 John Mahn War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in the English Channel northwest of Zeebruge by Royal Air Force aircraft. 12 crew were killed and 35 rescued. [1] [66] [67]

13 February

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Brunei Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was scuttled at Singapore. [1]
HMT Chengteh Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Rhio Strait by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 68 of the 118 people aboard. [1]
Derrymore Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The former passenger ship, armed and requisitioned in Australia carrying ammunition and many British airmen, was torpedoed and sunk some 50 miles (80 km) north northwest of Batavia by I-55 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of nine of the 245 people aboard. Survivors (one being future Prime Minister of Australia John Gorton) were rescued by HMAS Ballarat (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy) and HNLMS Cheribon (Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine). [1] [68] [69] [70]
HMS Giang Bee Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Singapore: The patrol vessel was bombed and damaged off Berhala Island, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft> Later, in the evening, shelled and sunk by a Japanese destroyer (either Fubuki or Asagiri) in the Banka Strait with the loss of 223 of at least 293 people aboard. 15 survivors were rescued by HMS Tapah (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). One lifeboat with 56 survivors sailed to Banka Island, another lifeboat with 42 survivors sailed to Sumatra. [1] [71]
Greedir Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland World War II: The trawler was sunk off Hvalfjordur, Iceland in a collision with USS Ericsson (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [72]
Hosang Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground whilst on a voyage from Singapore to Palembang, Dutch East Indies and was abandoned. She was later salvaged by the Japanese, repaired and entered service as Gyozan Maru. [1]
HMS Jarak Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel was shelled and damaged in the Rhio Strait by Japanese forces. She was abandoned, but was later reboarded. Developed engine defects on 18 February and was scuttled south of Singkap Island, Dutch East Indies. [1]
Kuala {Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol ship was bombed and sunk off Pom Pong Island in the Bangka Strait by Japanese aircraft. 150 survivors were rescued by HMT Tandjong Pinang (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). [1]
HMS MMS-180 Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The MMS I-class motor minesweeper was sunk in a collision off the River Tyne. [73]
Manvantara Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft whilst on a voyage from Palembang to Batavia, Dutch East Indies with the loss of four of the 51 people aboard. Survivors rescued by HMS Bulan (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy) and HMAS Toowoomba (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy). [1] [74]
Merula Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the Banka Strait by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 42 of the 50 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by Herborg (Flag of Norway.svg  Norway), or by HMS Bulan (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy) and HMAS Toowoomba (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy). [1] [75]
HMS Panglima Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The patrol boat was scuttled in the Bangka Strait. [1]
Redang Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The passenger ship was shelled and sunk 50 nautical miles (93 km) east south east of Berhala Island, Dutch East Indies by Japaneses naval vessels with the loss of 58 of the 89 people aboard. [1]
HMS Scorpion Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The gunboat was shelled and sunk in the Bangka Strait by Japanese destroyers with the loss of 115 of her 145 crew. [1]
HMS Siang Wo Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The anti-submarine vessel was bombed and damaged by Japanese aircraft. She was beached on Bangka Island, Dutch East Indies with the loss of two lives. Declared a total loss. [1]
Sudabar Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Bangka Strait by Japanese aircraft with the loss of five of her 86 crew. [1]
Sui Wo Government Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The accommodation ship was bombed and sunk at Singapore by Japanese aircraft. [1]
HMS Tempest Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Gulf of Taranto by Circe (Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina). 39 crew were killed or died of wounds, and the 23 survivors were captured. [76]
HMS Trang Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel ran aground on Peak Island, Singapore. She was refloated and scuttled in Cooper's Channel. 26 crew were taken as prisoners of war. [1]

14 February

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Ariosto Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Upholder (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy), killing 160 of the 410 people aboard, including 135 Allied prisoners of war. [77] Survivors were rescued by Premuda and Polluce (both Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina). [1]
Clan Chattan Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MW 9A: The troopship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 358 people aboard were rescued. [1]
HMS Dragonfly Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Locust-class gunboat was bombed and damaged off Rusuk Buaja Island, Singapore by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 32 crew and an unknown number of passengers. She was abandoned and later sank. Two crew were taken as prisoners of war. [1]
Empire Spring Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The CAM ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 42°N55°W / 42°N 55°W / 42; -55 ) by U-576 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 55 crew. [1] [35] [78]
HMS Grasshopper Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Locust-class gunboat was bombed and sunk off Rusuk Island, Singapore by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 165 crew. Some survivors were rescued by HMS Stronghold (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). One crew member was taken as a prisoner of war. [1]
HMS Hua Tong Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel was bombed and sunk at Palembang, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft. All crew survived. [1]
Inabasan Maru Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force Bristol Blenheim aircraft of 211 Squadron in the South China Sea, north of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies ( 1°25′S105°00′E / 1.417°S 105.000°E / -1.417; 105.000 ). [79]
Kamuning Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean ( 8°35′N81°44′E / 8.583°N 81.733°E / 8.583; 81.733 ) by I-66 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of three crew. 63 survivors rescued by HMS Balta (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). [1]
HMS Kung Wo Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The minelayer was bombed and damaged 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Pompong Island, Dutch East Indies and was abandoned with the loss of one crew member. She later sank. Of the survivors, one crew member was taken as a prisoner of war. [1]
HMS Li Wo Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel attacked a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea off Malaya and was sunk by Yura (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). Her captain, Thomas Wilkinson was awarded a Victoria Cross for this action.
HMML 310Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was bombed and damaged by Japanese aircraft. She was scuttled at Tjebia, Dutch East Indies. [1]
HMML 311Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was shelled and sunk by Japanese warships in the Banka Strait. [80]
Penelope Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea ( 15°00′N64°20′W / 15.000°N 64.333°W / 15.000; -64.333 ) by U-67 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 49 crew. [81]
HMS Pengawal Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The tugboat was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Durian Strait near Singapore. [82]
President Taylor Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The American President Lines cargo liner requisitioned for war service, allocated by War Shipping Administration (WSA) to the U.S. Army grounded while landing two companies of infantry and two battalions of coastal artillery, about 1,100 men, for the Canton (Kanton) Island garrison. The ship was eventually a total loss despite extensive efforts to refloat. [83] [84] [85]
Rowallan Castle Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was bombed and disabled in the Mediterranean Sea ( 34°54′N19°40′E / 34.900°N 19.667°E / 34.900; 19.667 ) by Luftwaffe aircraft. The presence at sea of the battleship Caio Duilio (Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina) forced the British escort to scuttle the steamer. [86] All 100 people aboard were rescued. [1]
HMS St. Breock Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Saint-class tugboat was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft off Sumatra. [87]
HMS St. Just Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Saint-class tugboat was scuttled off Palembang. [88]
HMS Shu Kwang Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel was bombed and sunk in the Java Sea ( 0°35′N104°00′E / 0.583°N 104.000°E / 0.583; 104.000 ) by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 20 crew. Around 273 people were rescued. [1]
HMS Tien Kwang Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary anti-submarine vessel was bombed and damaged south of the Rhio Strait off Pampong Island. She was scuttled the next day. Of over 300 people aboard, only four survived to be taken as prisoners of war. [1]
Vyner Brooke Flag of the Kingdom of Sarawak (1870).svg  Sarawak World War II: Bangka Island massacre: The royal yacht was bombed and sunk in the Bangka Strait 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Muntok, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 125 of the 228 people aboard. Two crew were taken as prisoners of war. [1]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
AquariusEnsign of the Royal Air Force.svg  Royal Air Force World War II: The Royal Air Force auxiliary seaplane tender was sunk by Japanese ships or aircraft near Bangka Island. Of the crew of 32 and 60–70 passengers, only 3 were rescued but died not long after. [89]
Biela Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 42°55′N45°40′W / 42.917°N 45.667°W / 42.917; -45.667 ) by U-98 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). with the loss of all 50 crew. [90] [91]
Birk Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank at Kirkenes, Norway with the loss of 26 crew. [92]
Buarque Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil World War II: The Design 1022 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean between Cape May, New Jersey and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States ( 36°35′N75°20′W / 36.583°N 75.333°W / 36.583; -75.333 ) by U-432 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 85 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Calypso (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy), USS Eagle 19 and USS Jacob Jones (both Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [90] [93]
Iris Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Palembang, Netherlands East Indies. [94]
Hong Chuan Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The steamer was set on fire by burning buildings at Jambi, Dutch East Indies and sank. [90]
Hung Gao Government Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The ship was sunk by enemy action. [1]
HMT Jerantut Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol boat was scuttled at Palembang, Dutch East Indies. [90]
Johanne Justesten Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean ( 9°04′N75°58′E / 9.067°N 75.967°E / 9.067; 75.967 ) by I-65 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of one of her 59 crew. [90] [95]
HMT Klias Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol boat was scuttled at Palembang. [90]
Laburnum Straits Settlements World War II: Battle of Singapore: The Acacia-class sloop-of-war, serving as a drill and training ship, was scuttled at Singapore to prevent her capture by Japanese forces.
HMS ML 169Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch caught fire at Gibraltar and was destroyed. [90]
HMS ML 433Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch was shelled and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy warships in the Bangka Strait. One passenger killed. [96]
HMT Mata Hari Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The anti-submarine vessel was shelled and sunk at Bangka, Dutch East Indies by Japanese artillery. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war. [90]
Meropi Flag of Greece.svg  Greece World War II: Convoy ON 60: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) east of the Sambro Island Lighthouse, Nova Scotia, Canada ( 44°14′N62°41′W / 44.233°N 62.683°W / 44.233; -62.683 ) by U-566 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of the 40 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Sherbrooke (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy). [90] [97]
MersingCivil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The steamer was sunk at Singapore by enemy action. [90]
HNLMS Pro Patria Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: The torpedo repair ship, a former Pro Patria-class minelayer, was scuttled at the mouth of the Musi River near Palembang [98]
HNLMS Semiramis Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: The tanker was scuttled at Palembang, Netherlands East Indies. Raised, repaired, put in service in late 1942 as Kyoko Maru (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). [94]
HMY Silvia Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The yacht was sunk at Singapore by enemy action. [90]
Siushan Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was sunk at Singapore by enemy action. [90]
Sungei Pinang Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was sunk by enemy action. [1]
HNLMS Van Ghent Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: The Admiralen-class destroyer ran aground on Bamidjo Reef in the Stolze Strait between Banka Island and Billiton Island, Dutch East Indies ( 03°02′S107°21′E / 3.033°S 107.350°E / -3.033; 107.350 ). Her crew were rescued by HNLMS Banckert (Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine) and HNLMS Van Ghent was scuttled. [99]
HMS Yin Ping Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The tugboat was shelled and sunk in the Bangka Strait off Muntok, Dutch East Indies by Imperial Japanese Navy vessels with the loss of 50 of the 75 people aboard. [90] [100]

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Bagan Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The ferry was scuttled at Palembang, Dutch East Indies. [90]
E. H. Blum Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker struck a US mine, broke in half and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Henry, Va. All crewmen were rescued by USCGC Woodbury (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy). Both halves were salvaged and the ship was repaired and put back in service. [101]
ElizabethWorld War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel was shelled and sunk in the Bangka Strait by Japanese artillery with the loss of 24 of 26 people aboard. [90]
HMT Fuh Wo Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: After being damaged in an air attack the auxiliary minesweeper was beached on Bangka Island, Dutch East Indies and was destroyed by her crew. [90]
HMML 1062Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The Harbour Defence Motor Launch was shelled and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy warships in the Bangka Strait. Raised, repaired and put into Japanese service as Suikei 11. [102] [103]
Monagas Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg  Venezuela World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Venezuela by U-502 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 31 crew. [90]
Oranjestad Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off San Nicholaas, Netherlands Antilles ( 12°25′N69°55′W / 12.417°N 69.917°W / 12.417; -69.917 ) by U-156 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 25 crew. [90] [104]
Rafaela Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles by U-67 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow by the tugs Mico and Parmo (both Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands) but broke in two and sank in Sint Anna Bay. Later raised, repaired and returned to service. [105]
Ramapo Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles by U-108 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 38 crew. [106]
San Nicolas Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Venezuela 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Point Macolla by U-502 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 26 crew. [90]
Tia Juana Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Venezuela 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Point Macolla by U-502 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 26 crew. [90]

17 February

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
USS Detector Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy The Accentor-class minesweeper was sunk in collision with the tanker Oswego (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States) 300 yards (274 meters) east-northeast of Finn's Ledge Buoy, Boston, Massachusetts . Later raised, repaired, and returned to service. [107]
Empire Comet Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 174: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 58°15′N17°10′W / 58.250°N 17.167°W / 58.250; -17.167 ) by U-136 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 46 crew.
NS 21 Eber War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/guard boat was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Skudeneshavn, Norway ( 59°07′N5°17′E / 59.117°N 5.283°E / 59.117; 5.283 ) by Allied aircraft. [108]
USS Paramount Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy The Accentor-class minesweeper ran aground off Cape Hatteras North Carolina and was abandoned. Later salvaged and returned to service. [107]
Shinyo Maru No. 5 Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk off Kyūshū by USS Triton (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [10] [28] [109]
Sloet van der Beele Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The miscellaneous auxiliary transport under escort by HNLMS Van Nes and bringing a Netherlands East Indies battalion from Billiton Island to Java was torpedoed and sunk south of Bangka Island, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft with the loss of all aboard. [110]
HMT Tandjong Pinang Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II:The auxiliary patrol vessel was shelled and sunk 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of Pulo Ubar by Imperial Japanese Navy vessels. Of 150 passengers and 17 crew there were only 3 survivors, 2 of them from Kuala (Government Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [1] [90]
HNLMS Van Nes Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: The Admiralen-class destroyer was bombed and sunk while escorting the transport Sloet van der Beele south of Bangka by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 68. [90] [110]

18 February

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Botanic Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire with the loss of six crew. [111]
HNLMS K VII Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: Battle of Java: The K V-class submarine was bombed and sunk while lying submerged on the bottom of Surabaya Harbor by Japanese aircraft. All 13 crew lost. [112]
HMT Malacca Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel was scuttled in the Tjemake River, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. [90]
Olinda Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia, United States by U-432 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were rescued by USS Dallas (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy) and landed at Norfolk, Virginia. [90] [113] [114] [115]
USS Pollux Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy World War II: The Castor-class general stores issue ship ran aground at Lawn Point, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and was wrecked with the loss of 93 of her 199 crew.
Shinyo Maru No. 5 GO Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard ship was torpedoed and sunk by USS Triton (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy) off Nagasaki. [116] [117]
HNLMS Soerabaja Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: Battle of Java: The gunnery training ship, formerly the coast defence ship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine), was bombed and sunk at Surabaya by Japanese aircraft. [118]
Somme Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 40°N55°W / 40°N 55°W / 40; -55 ) by U-108 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 crew. [90] [119]
Surcouf Naval Ensign of Free France.svg  Free French Naval Forces The submarine collided with Thomson Lykes (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States) in the Caribbean Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north of Cristóbal, Panama and sank with the loss of all 118 crew.
USS Truxtun Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy The Clemson-class destroyer ran aground at Ferryland Point, Placentia Bay and was wrecked with the loss of 110 of her 122 crew.
HMT Warland Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Spurn Point, Yorkshire [120]
USS Wilkes Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy The Gleaves-class destroyer ran aground in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland but freed herself.

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Barossa Civil Ensign of Australia.svg  Australia World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The freighter was bombed, beached and burned out by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. [121]
British Consul Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk at Port of Spain, Trinidad by U-161 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 39 crew. She was later salvaged and repaired. [122]
British Motorist Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The tanker was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia with the loss of four of her 61 crew.
HMAS Coongoola Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin. [121]
Don Isidro Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States
Don Isidro Don Isidro beached and abandoned.jpg
Don Isidro

World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The cargo ship, operating as a U.S. Army transport, was bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean north west of Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia by Japanese aircraft (approximately 11°S130°E / 11°S 130°E / -11; 130 ) and was beached with the loss of 11 of her 84 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMAS Warrnambool (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy). Don Isidro was declared a total loss. [90] [123] [124]

Empire Seal Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 43°14′N64°45′W / 43.233°N 64.750°W / 43.233; -64.750 ) by U-96 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Flame (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [35] [90] [125]
Florence D Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean ( 10°56′S130°07′E / 10.933°S 130.117°E / -10.933; 130.117 ) by Japanese aircraft with the loss of three of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by the lugger St Francis (Civil Ensign of Australia.svg  Australia) and HMAS Warrnambool (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy). [90]
Kelat Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy
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Kelat

World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The coal hulk was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin.

Mauna Loa Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States
Mauna Loa SS Mauna Loa on fire before sinking.jpg
Mauna Loa

World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The Design 1013 cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin. All 44 people aboard survived.

HMAS Mavie Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin. All four crew survived.
USAT Meigs Flag of the United States Army.svg  United States Army World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The Design 1133 cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin with the loss of two of her 62 crew.
Miraflores Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia Capes, United States by U-432 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew. [90] [126]
Mokihana Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The Design 1033 cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the at Port of Spain by U-161 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 45 crew survives. She was salvaged, repaired and returned to service in September 1942. [127]
Neptuna Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Neptuna Darwin Harbour (AWM 027334).jpg
Neptuna

World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft when her cargo of 100 depth charges [128] exploded at Darwin with the loss of 45 of her 124 crew.

Neptune Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The harbor vessel was shelled and sunk by Japanese artillery off the Fort Frank Pier, Carabao Island, Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippines. [129]
Pan Massachusetts Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 28°27′N80°08′W / 28.450°N 80.133°W / 28.450; -80.133 ) by U-128 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by Elizabeth Massey (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom) with the aid of USCGC Forward (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy). [90] [130]
USS Peary Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy
USS Peary USS Peary (DD-226) burning at Darwin 1942.jpg
USS Peary
World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The Clemson-class destroyer was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin with the loss of 80 of her 101 crew.
HNLMS Piet Hein Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: Battle of Badung Strait: The Admiralen-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by Asashio (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of all but 33 crew. [90]
Portmar Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States
Portmar Portmar beached Darwin.png
Portmar

World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The freighter, operating as a U.S. Army transport, was bombed and damaged by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft and beached at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Two troops and two crewmen killed. Refloated, repaired and returned to service. [121]

Zealandia Civil Ensign of Australia.svg  Australia World War II: Bombing of Darwin: The cargo liner was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Darwin with the loss of two of her 142 crew.

20 February

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Berouw Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground and was wrecked near Semarang. [131]
Bhima Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean ( 7°47′N73°31′E / 7.783°N 73.517°E / 7.783; 73.517 ) by I-65 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). All 70 people aboard were rescued. [90]
Delplata Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean ( 14°55′N62°10′W / 14.917°N 62.167°W / 14.917; -62.167 ) by U-156 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 52 crew were rescued by USS Lapwing (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy), which scuttled the vessel. [90] [132]
Koolama Civil Ensign of Australia.svg  Australia World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Wyndham, Western Australia by Japanese aircraft. She was beached, but was refloated the next day and taken in to Wyndham. [90] [133]
Lake Osweya Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 43°14′N64°45′W / 43.233°N 64.750°W / 43.233; -64.750 ) by U-129 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 39 crew. [90] [134]
Nordvangen Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 10°50′N60°54′W / 10.833°N 60.900°W / 10.833; -60.900 ) by U-129 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 24 crew. [135]
S-53 War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine The Type 1939/40 schnellboot was sunk in a collision with S-39 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). [136]
Scottish Star Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 13°24′N49°36′W / 13.400°N 49.600°W / 13.400; -49.600 ) by Luigi Torelli (Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina) with the loss of four of her 73 crew. [90]
Sperrbrecher 171 War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was sunk by mines off Calais, France. [28] [90] [137]
Tobelo Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Kupang, Dutch East Indies by Japanese aircraft. [90] She was later salvaged by the Japanese and entered service as Tobi Maru. [28]

21 February

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Amerika Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Terschelling, Netherlands. [90]
Atlanticos Flag of Greece.svg  Greece World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary with the loss of one of her 40 crew. [90]
Azalea City Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea ( 38°00′N73°00′W / 38.000°N 73.000°W / 38.000; -73.000 ) by U-432 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 38 crew. [90] [138]
Chaksang Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk off the mouth of the Irrawaddy River, possibly by a Japanese submarine. [139]
Circe Shell Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 11°03′N62°03′W / 11.050°N 62.050°W / 11.050; -62.050 ) by U-161 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by Busy (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [90] [140]
Empire Trade Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 60: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-92 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). She was escorted towards the Azores, Portugal by HMCS Dauphin (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy) but was scuttled at 48°27′N29°47′W / 48.450°N 29.783°W / 48.450; -29.783 following orders received from the Admiralty. All crew rescued by Stockport (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [35]
Kongsgaard Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of Port Curacoa by U-502 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 46 crew. [141]
Kurtuluş Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey The cargo ship sank after being blown onto rocks the previous day in the Sea of Marmara off Marmara Island. All 34 crew survived.
J. N. Pew Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 12°40′N74°00′W / 12.667°N 74.000°W / 12.667; -74.000 ) by U-67 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). [90]
Shokyu Maru Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Kyūshū by USS Triton (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [109]

22 February

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Adellen Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 67: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 49°20′N38°15′W / 49.333°N 38.250°W / 49.333; -38.250 ) by U-155 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Algoma (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy). [90] [142]
Bintang Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 31°50′N26°01′W / 31.833°N 26.017°W / 31.833; -26.017 ) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 12 of her 42 crew. [90]
Cities Service Empire Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The Tanker was torpedoed, broke in two and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 25 miles north of the Bethel shoals Light, Florida 28°25′N80°02′W / 28.417°N 80.033°W / 28.417; -80.033 by U-128 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 3 gunners, her Master and 10 crewmen of her 50 crew. The survivors were rescued by USS Biddle (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy) and USCGC Vigilant (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy). Wreck demolished in 1944. [52] [90] [143] . [144]
Empire Redshank Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 166: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean ( 63°24′N2°24′W / 63.400°N 2.400°W / 63.400; -2.400 ) by U-606 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). She was abandoned by her crew and scuttled by HMCS Trillium (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy). [35]
Hanne Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 31°57′N25°26′E / 31.950°N 25.433°E / 31.950; 25.433 ) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four of her 25 crew. [90] [145]
J. N. Pew Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea ( 12°40′N74°00′W / 12.667°N 74.000°W / 12.667; -74.000 ) by U-502 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Anetta I (Flag of Panama.svg  Panama). [146]
Kars Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 175: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 44°15′N63°25′W / 44.250°N 63.417°W / 44.250; -63.417 ) by U-96 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 50 of her 52 crew. The ship broke in two three days later, with the bow section sinking. The stern section was beached at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 27 February. She was declared a total loss. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Melville (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Canadian Navy). [90] [147]
Luisa Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The cargo ship sank in the Strait of Messina after a collision with Enrico Cosenz (Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina). One crew was lost. [2] [148]
Norlavore Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States The cargo ship departed from Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela. No further trace, possibly torpedoed and sunk by U-432 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). [90]
Pijnacker Hordijk Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea south of Tjilatjap, Dutch East Indies by I-58 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). [90]
Republic Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north east of the Jupiter Island Lighthouse, Florida ( 27°05′N80°05′W / 27.083°N 80.083°W / 27.083; -80.083 ) by U-504 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by Cities Service Missouri (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States) or reached land in their lifeboats. Republic came ashore off Hobe Sound and broke in two the next day. [90] [149] [150] [151]
Sama Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 67: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 49°20′N38°15′W / 49.333°N 38.250°W / 49.333; -38.250 ) by U-155 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of the 39 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by USS Nicholson (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [90] [152]
Togian Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Timor Sea off Koepang, Dutch East Indies ( 10°11′S123°31′E / 10.183°S 123.517°E / -10.183; 123.517 ) by Japanese aircraft and scuttled. Raised, repaired and put in Japanese service. [153]
Torungen Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 44°00′N63°30′W / 44.000°N 63.500°W / 44.000; -63.500 ) by U-96 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 19 crew. [154]

23 February

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Çankaya Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey World War II: The auxiliary sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Black Sea by Shch-213 (Naval Ensign of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Navy). [28]
Empire Hail Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of St. John's, Newfoundland ( 44°48′N40°21′W / 44.800°N 40.350°W / 44.800; -40.350 ) by U-94 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). [35]
George L Torian Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south south east of Trinidad ( 9°13′N59°04′W / 9.217°N 59.067°W / 9.217; -59.067 ) by U-129 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 19 crew. Survivors were rescued by a United States Navy aircraft. [90] [155]
Lennox Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Barima, Venezuela ( 9°15′N58°30′W / 9.250°N 58.500°W / 9.250; -58.500 ) by U-129 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 20 crew. Survivors were rescued by Athelrill (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [90] [156]
Lihue Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea 275 nautical miles (509 km) west of Martinique by U-161 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 45 crew abandoned ship and were rescued by British Governor (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). An attempt was made by USS Partridge (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy) to tow her to St Lucia but she sank on 26 February. [90] [157]
HMS P38 Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) east of Tripoli, Libya by Circe, Pessagno, and Usodimare (all Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina) with the loss of all 32 crew. [90]
Stockport Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The convoy rescue ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-604 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all aboard, including the entire crew of Empire Trader (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom. [35]
Sun Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 54 nautical miles (100 km) north of Aruba, Netherlands Antilles ( 13°02′N70°41′W / 13.033°N 70.683°W / 13.033; -70.683 ) and was abandoned by her 36 crew. She was later reboarded and sailed to Aruba for temporary repairs. Later repaired and returned to service. [158]
Thalia Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Caribbean Sea off Moncos Island ( 13°00′N70°45′W / 13.000°N 70.750°W / 13.000; -70.750 ) by U-502 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 41 crew. [90] [159] [160]
W. D. Andersen Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean ( 27°09′N79°56′W / 27.150°N 79.933°W / 27.150; -79.933 ) by U-504 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 34 of her 35 crew. The survivor was rescued by an American fishing vessel. W. D. Andersen later sank at 27°09′N80°15′W / 27.150°N 80.250°W / 27.150; -80.250 . [90] [161]
West Zeda Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) south east of Trinidad ( 9°13′N59°04′W / 9.217°N 59.067°W / 9.217; -59.067 ) by U-129 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 35 crew were rescued by the schooner Emeralda ( Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1907-1979).svg Saint Vincent). [90] [162]

24 February

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Anadara Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 67: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ( 43°45′N42°15′W / 43.750°N 42.250°W / 43.750; -42.250 ) by U-558 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). She then straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk at 43°57′N44°45′W / 43.950°N 44.750°W / 43.950; -44.750 by U-587 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 62 crew. [163]
Eidanger Flag of Norway.svg  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 67: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 44°11′N43°25′W / 44.183°N 43.417°W / 44.183; -43.417 ) by U-558 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by Toward (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [164]
Empire Celt Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 67: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-158 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by Citadelle (Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada) and HMT St Zeno (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). She was taken in tow but later broke in two, with the bow section sinking. A tug was sent to salvage the stern section but it also sank at 43°50′N43°38′W / 43.833°N 43.633°W / 43.833; -43.633 . [90]
Empire Hail Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of St John's, Newfoundland ( 40°48′N40°21′W / 40.800°N 40.350°W / 40.800; -40.350 ) by U-94 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 49 crew. [35] [90]
Finnanger Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 67: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 43°45′N42°15′W / 43.750°N 42.250°W / 43.750; -42.250 ) by U-558 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). [90]
Inverarder Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 67: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 44°34′N42°37′W / 44.567°N 42.617°W / 44.567; -42.617 ) by U-558 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 42 crew were rescued by Empire Flame (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom). [90] [165]
Mitakara Maru No. 3 Go Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date. [166]
Snark Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Pacific Ocean off the Amédée Lighthouse, New Caledonia. She was beached near the lighthouse bur broke in two and was declared a total loss. The crew were rescued by USS Worden (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy). [90] [167] [168]
Struma Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The merchant ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Yam Burnu, Turkey ( 41°23′N29°13′E / 41.383°N 29.217°E / 41.383; 29.217 ) by Shch-213 (Naval Ensign of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Navy) with the loss of all 10 crew and all but one of at least 768 Jewish refugees aboard. [90] [150]
White Crest Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 67: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 43°45′N42°15′W / 43.750°N 42.250°W / 43.750; -42.250 ) by U-162 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 47 crew. [169]

25 February

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Boeroe Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk south of the Sunda Strait by I-58 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). All 70 crew made it ashore to Java Head where they were picked up on 28 February by HMAS Bendigo and HMAS Burnie (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Australian Navy). [90] [170]
Esso Copenhagen Flag of Panama.svg  Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Luigi Torelli (Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina) with the loss of one of her 39 crew. [90]
La Carriere Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 16°35′N75°20′W / 16.583°N 75.333°W / 16.583; -75.333 ) by U-156 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 41 crew. [90]

26 February

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
Cabedelo Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 16°00′N42°30′W / 16.000°N 42.500°W / 16.000; -42.500 ) by Leonardo da Vinci (Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg  Regia Marina). All 54 hands were lost. [171]
Cassimer Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The tanker was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 33°28′N77°34′W / 33.467°N 77.567°W / 33.467; -77.567 ) 48 miles (77 km) from Frying Pan Shoals in a collision with freighter Lara (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States). [172]
Mamura Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 29°00′N76°20′W / 29.000°N 76.333°W / 29.000; -76.333 ) by U-504 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 49 crew. [90] [173]
Monte Sarmiento Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg  Germany World War II: The passenger ship, used since 1939 as a barracks ship was bombed, set afire and severely damaged at Kiel, Germany by Royal Air Force aircraft. Of the approximately 500 men aboard, there were 15 killed, 23 missing and 46 wounded. She was consequently scrapped. [28] [90] [174]

27 February

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1942
ShipCountryDescription
HNLMS BEN-2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: The auxiliary oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Banyuwangi, Java, by I-53 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). [175]
HNLMS De Ruyter Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: Battle of the Java Sea: The De Ruyter-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by Haguro (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 345 of her 435 crew.
HMS Electra Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of the Java Sea: The E-class destroyer was sunk with the loss of 121 of her 173 crew.
Fernside Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Banff, Aberdeenshire. [90]
USS Langley Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy World War II: The seaplane tender and aircraft transport was bombed by Japanese aircraft in the Indian Ocean south of Java, Dutch East Indies with the loss of 16 of her 468 crew. She was scuttled by USS Edsall and USS Whipple (both Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Navy) due to damage sustained.
HMS Jupiter Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of the Java Sea: The J-class destroyer struck a mine and sank north of Java.
HNLMS Java Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: Battle of the Java Sea: The Java-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by Nachi (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 500 of her 526 crew.
HNLMS Kortenaer Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Koninklijk Marine World War II: Battle of the Java Sea: The Admiralen-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by Haguro (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy) with the loss of 40 of her 153 crew.
Lido Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled in the Mediterranean Sea south of Corfu, Greece by HMS Torbay (Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  Royal Navy). She was beached to avoid sinking and later declared a total loss. Four crew were killed. [2] [176]
Macgregor Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was sunk by gunfire in the Atlantic Ocean ( 19°50′N69°40′W / 19.833°N 69.667°W / 19.833; -69.667 ) by U-156 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by a San Domingo Coast Guard cutter. [90] [177]
Marore Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ( 35°33′N74°58′W / 35.550°N 74.967°W / 35.550; -74.967 ) by U-432 (War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg  Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by USCGC CG-3843 (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Navy) and John D. Gill (Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States). [90] [178]
Moesie Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Banjoewangi, Dutch East Indies by I-53 (Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy). [90]
NM-01 Vandale War ensign of Germany (1938-1945).svg