The list of shipwrecks in July 1944 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during July 1944.

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1944
Ship Country Description
F 586  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefährprahm struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Burgh-Haamstede, Zeeland, Netherlands.[1]
Isuzugawa Maru No. 5  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Batfish ( United States Navy).[2]
Kamoi Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Batfish ( United States Navy).[2]
KF 439  Kriegsmarine World War II: The C Type Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid on La Spezia, Liguria, Italy.[1]
KF 503  Kriegsmarine World War II: The C Type Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid on La Spezia.[1]
KF 589  Kriegsmarine World War II: The C Type Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid on La Spezia.[1]
KF 620  Kriegsmarine World War II: The C2 Type Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid on La Spezia.[1]
HMS LCA 183  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost on this date.[3]
HMS LCA 248  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost on this date.[3]
HMS LCA 258  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost on this date.[3]
HMS LCA 400  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost on this date.[3]
HMS LCA 802  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost on this date.[3]
HMS LCS(M) 54  Royal Navy The landing craft support was lost on this date.[3]
HMS ML 265  Royal Navy The Fairmile B motor launch burned at Freetown, Sierra Leone. Two crew died.[4][5]
HMS ML 287  Royal Navy The Fairmile B motor launch burned at Freetown, Sierra Leone. Two crew died.[6][5]
HMCS MTB 460  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: The BPB 72'-class motor torpedo boat was sunk in the English Channel off Normandy, France by a mine.[7]
Nikko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine, possibly laid by submarine USS Kingfish ( United States Navy), and sank in the Makassar Strait.[8]
SK-506  Soviet Navy The BMO/Project 194-class armored antisubmarine boat was sunk on this date.[9]
HMS Strathella  Royal Navy The naval trawler foundered on the coast of Iceland. Raised in August 1946 and returned to owners.[10]
TK-43  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[11]
TK-63  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[11]
Taiun Maru No.2  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[12]
Takatori Maru No.1  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[12]

2 July

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Bodegraven  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south of Monrovia, Liberia (4°14′N 11°00′W / 4.233°N 11.000°W / 4.233; -11.000) by U-547 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of the 111 people on board. Her captain was taken on board U-547 as a prisoner of war. The other survivors were rescued by warships based at Dakar, French West Africa or reached land in their lifeboats.[13]
Empire Broadsword  United Kingdom World War II: The Type C1-S-AY-1 landing ship infantry struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy, France (49°25′N 0°54′W / 49.417°N 0.900°W / 49.417; -0.900) with the loss of two of her 72 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-1225 ( United States Navy).
F 827  Kriegsmarine The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[14]
Jean Nicolet  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off the Maldive Islands (3°28′S 74°16′E / 3.467°S 74.267°E / -3.467; 74.267) by I-8 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). Ninety-five were forced aboard the submarine tied and beaten with many dying. Her master and three crewmen were made prisoners, only one crewman survived captivity. Others died when the submarine submerged on approach of an aircraft. A total of 27 passengers, eighteen gunners and 31 crewmen died. Five in a boat were not noticed. Survivors, four passengers, ten gunners and ten crewmen were rescued by HMIS Hoxa ( Royal Indian Navy).[15][16]
HMS MMS 1019  Royal Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France with the loss of 6 crew.[17][5]
Platon  United States The 8-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Chignik, Territory of Alaska.[18]
R-180  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk off Fécamp, Seine-Inférieure by HMMTB 632 and HMMTB 650 (both  Royal Navy).[1][19]
U-543  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged, torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (25°34′N 21°36′W / 25.567°N 21.600°W / 25.567; -21.600) by Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft based on USS Wake Island ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 58 crew.[20][21]
USS YMS-350  United States Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank off Utah Beach, Manche, France (49°38′N 01°35′W / 49.633°N 1.583°W / 49.633; -1.583).[22]

3 July

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Agathe  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Aegean Sea off Rhodes, Greece by Allied aircraft. Twelve crew and passengers were missing.[1][23]
Dairen Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAKA-04: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Amami Shima (28°53′N 129°51′E / 28.883°N 129.850°E / 28.883; 129.850) by USS Sturgeon ( United States Navy). Nineteen crewmen were killed.[24]
Gyoyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy).[25]
Kamo Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMA-20B: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (32°25′N 128°50′E / 32.417°N 128.833°E / 32.417; 128.833) by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy). A total of 415 troops, three passengers, 74 crewmen and seven gunners were killed.[26]
Konzan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-20B: The tanker (a.k.a. Konsan Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (32°25′N 128°50′E / 32.417°N 128.833°E / 32.417; 128.833) by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy). Twenty-three crewmen were killed.[26]
Kyodo Maru No.36  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Lapon ( United States Navy).[27]
HMS LCA 1393  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost on this date.[3]
M 4225  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, France.[1]
Nitto Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy).[25]
Tairin Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Ryukyu Islands by USS Sturgeon ( United States Navy).[28]
U-154  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IX submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°00′N 19°30′W / 34.000°N 19.500°W / 34.000; -19.500) by the destroyer escorts USS Frost and USS Inch and aircraft based on the escort carrier USS Croatan (all  United States Navy) with the loss of all 57 crew.[29][30]
U-1191  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel southwest of Brighton, England, at 50°03′N 02°59′W / 50.050°N 2.983°W / 50.050; -2.983 by the frigates HMS Affleck and HMS Balfour (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew members.[31]
UJ 1426  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was sunk in an Allied air raid on Lorient, France.[1]

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Asukazan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy) with the loss of 32 lives. There were some survivors, who were rescued by Japanese fishing boats.[12][32]
BK-504  Soviet Navy World War II: The MBK/Project 161-class motor gun boat was sunk by mines.[33]
BK-509  Soviet Navy World War II: The MBK/Project 161-class motor gun boat was sunk by mines.[33]
BK-514  Soviet Navy World War II: The MBK/Project 161-class motor gun boat was sunk by mines.[33]
Ch-16  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 3628: The No.13-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima (27°00′N 140°50′E / 27.000°N 140.833°E / 27.000; 140.833) by United States Navy aircraft.[34]
Daiko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[35]
I-10  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type A1 submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean (15°26′N 147°48′E / 15.433°N 147.800°E / 15.433; 147.800) by USS David W. Taylor and USS Riddle (both  United States Navy).[36]
Kal 14  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Santorini by HMS Vox ( Royal Navy).[1]
Kittanning  United States World War II: The Type T2-SE-A2 tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Caribbean Sea off Cristóbal, Panama (9°55′N 79°27′W / 9.917°N 79.450°W / 9.917; -79.450) by U-539 ( Kriegsmarine). All 74 crew abandoned ship before U-539 fired a coup-de-grâce which failed to sink her. The crew were rescued by USCGC Marion ( United States Navy). The ship was later towed to Balboa, Panama for temporary repairs. She was then towed to Galveston, Texas, United States for permanent repairs to be effected.[37]
Kyodo Maru No.28  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy).[25]
M 469  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands by HMMTB 458 ( Royal Navy).[1][38]
M 474  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was severely damaged in an attack by Allied aircraft at Bénodet, France and was consequently beached.[1]
Ringen  Norway World War II: Convoy ETC 26: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom with the loss of one of her 30 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Fernie ( Royal Navy). Ringen was torpedoed and sunk the next day by U-763 ( Kriegsmarine)[39][40]
USS S-28  United States Navy The S-class submarine failed to surface after a training dive off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.[41]
Sarushima  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 3628: The Natsushima-class minelayer was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima (27°06′N 142°10′E / 27.100°N 142.167°E / 27.100; 142.167) by United States Navy aircraft.[42]
Shima Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3628: The transport was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima (28°35′N 141°04′E / 28.583°N 141.067°E / 28.583; 141.067) by United States Navy aircraft.[43]
Shozui Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3628: The transport was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima (28°35′N 141°04′E / 28.583°N 141.067°E / 28.583; 141.067) by United States Navy aircraft.[43]
T-103  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The T-103-class landing ship was bombed and sunk 108 nautical miles (200 km) off Chichi Jima(27°06′N 140°09′E / 27.100°N 140.150°E / 27.100; 140.150) by United States Navy aircraft.[44]
T-130  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The T-103-class landing ship was bombed and sunk off Iwo Jima (24°47′N 141°20′E / 24.783°N 141.333°E / 24.783; 141.333) by United States Navy aircraft.[44]
TK-156  Soviet Navy The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[45]
Taiko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 3628: The auxiliary netlayer was bombed and sunk off Onagawa Retto (28°20′N 141°50′E / 28.333°N 141.833°E / 28.333; 141.833) by United States Navy aircraft.[43]
Tama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea north west of Palau (07°50′N 133°40′E / 7.833°N 133.667°E / 7.833; 133.667) by USS Guavina ( United States Navy). A total of 321 troops, two gunners and eleven crewmen were killed.[46]
Tatsuei Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3628: The transport was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima (28°35′N 141°04′E / 28.583°N 141.067°E / 28.583; 141.067) by United States Navy aircraft.[43]
Toshi Maru No. 5  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 3628: The auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima (28°35′N 141°04′E / 28.583°N 141.067°E / 28.583; 141.067) by United States Navy aircraft.[43]
Unyo Maru No. 8  Japan World War II: Convoy 3628: The transport ship was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima(28°35′N 141°04′E / 28.583°N 141.067°E / 28.583; 141.067) by United States Navy aircraft.[1][43]
V 208 R. Walter Darré  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France by HMCMTB 748 HMCMTB 735, HMCMTB 743 and HMCMTB 734 (all  Royal Canadian Navy).[1]
V 210 Hinrich Hey  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by HMCMTB 748 HMCMTB 735, HMCMTB 743 and HMCMTB 734 (all  Royal Canadian Navy).[1]
W-25  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 3628: The No.19-class minesweeper was bombed and sunk off Chichi Jima (28°35′N 141°04′E / 28.583°N 141.067°E / 28.583; 141.067) by United States Navy aircraft.[43]
Yamaoka Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy), which rescued one survivor.[12]

5 July

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 99  Kriegsmarine World War II: The D Type Artilleriefährprahm was sunk at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France in an Allied air raid.[1]
Dori Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea off Dairen, China by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[12]
HMT Ganilly  Royal Navy World War II: The Isles-class naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Utah Beach, Manche, France (49°36′N 0°57′W / 49.600°N 0.950°W / 49.600; -0.950) by U-390 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 39 crew.[47]
Glendinning  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ETC 27: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Cap d'Antifer, Seine Maritime, France (50°32′N 0°22′W / 50.533°N 0.367°W / 50.533; -0.367) by U-953 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMML 250 ( Royal Navy).[48]
Kogi Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary netlayer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Otōto-jima, Bonin Islands by USS Plaice ( United States Navy).[1]
Koshu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Ambon, Maluku by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
HMMTB 666  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands by Kriegsmarine surface ships.[49]
Noreen Mary  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea (58°30′N 5°23′W / 58.500°N 5.383°W / 58.500; -5.383) by U-247 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her ten crew.[50]
R 111  Kriegsmarine World War II: The R-boat was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands by Allied aircraft.[1]
Shanmai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands by USS Sunfish ( United States Navy).[51]
U-233  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XB submarine was depth charged in the Atlantic Ocean (42°16′N 59°49′W / 42.267°N 59.817°W / 42.267; -59.817) by USS Baker ( United States Navy). She surfaced and was rammed and sunk by USS Thomas ( United States Navy) with the loss of 33 of her 61 crew.
U-390  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Baie de la Seine (49°52′N 0°48′W / 49.867°N 0.800°W / 49.867; -0.800 by HMS Tavy and HMS Wanderer (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of 48 of her 49 crew. The survivor was rescued by HMS Wanderer.[52]
U-586  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and sunk at Toulon, Var, France by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[53]
U-642  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Toulon (43°07′N 5°55′E / 43.117°N 5.917°E / 43.117; 5.917) by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[53][54] She was raised on 12 April 1945.[1]
UJ 6070 Cetonia  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and severely damaged at Toulon by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force. She was declared a total loss.[1]
UJ-6077  Kriegsmarine World War II: The CH-1-class submarine chaser was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft.[55]
Usugumo  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Fubuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk (47°43′N 147°55′E / 47.717°N 147.917°E / 47.717; 147.917) by USS Skate ( United States Navy). Two hundred and sixty-seven crewmen were killed, 49 were rescued.
V 1254 Hermann Garrel  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland by a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat.[1]
V 1256 Hinrich Onnen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Terschelling, either torpedoed or bombed by an Allied aircraft.[1]
V 1411 Zeemeuw  Kriegsmarine The Vorpostenboot sank in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands. 14 crew were killed.[1][56]

6 July

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1944
Ship Country Description
City of Riga  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Borkum by British aircraft.[1]
HMS Cato  Royal Navy World War II: The Auk-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy, France (49°24′N 00°17′W / 49.400°N 0.283°W / 49.400; -0.283) by a Kriegsmarine Neger manned torpedo. 25 crew died.[57][5]
Hokaze  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Minekaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea (3°24′N 125°38′E / 3.400°N 125.633°E / 3.400; 125.633) by USS Paddle ( United States Navy).
Italia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed, set afire and burnt out at Trieste during an Allied air raid.[1]
HMS Magic  Royal Navy World War II: The Auk-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk off Normandy (49°25′N 00°17′W / 49.417°N 0.283°W / 49.417; -0.283) by a Kriegsmarine Neger manned torpedo. 26 crew died.[58][5]
Ob  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk by USS Sunfish ( United States Navy). Her captain and thirteen crewmen were killed.[59]
R-224  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France by sabotage. Raised and taken to the Baltic.[60]
Setsuzan Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 6611: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) east of Ningpo, China (29°59′N 122°53′E / 29.983°N 122.883°E / 29.983; 122.883) by USS Sealion ( United States Navy). A crewman was killed.[61][62]
Takamiya Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk at Chichi-jima by USS Cobia ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS Trollope  Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off La Poterie-Cap-d'Antifer, Haute-Normandie, France by S 76 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 63 crew. She was not repaired.[1][63]
V 715 Alfred I  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Alfred 1-class naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France in a battle with HMCS Qu'Appelle, HMCS Restigouche, HMCS Saskatchewan and HMCS Skeena (all  Royal Canadian Navy). Survivors were rescued by S 112 and S 145 (both  Kriegsmarine).[1]
V 721  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was severely damaged in the Bay of Biscay off Brest in a battle with HMCS Qu'Appelle, HMCS Restigouche, HMCS Saskatchewan and HMCS Skeena (all  Royal Canadian Navy). She was consequently beached.[1]

7 July

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1944
Ship Country Description
CHa-6  Imperial Japanese Navy The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser sank off Rabaul, New Guinea.[64]
ORP Dragon  Polish Navy World War II: The Danae-class cruiser was severely damaged in the English Channel off Caen, Calvados, France by an attack by a Neger manned torpedo. She was consequently scuttled as part of Mulberry B off Coursuelles-sur-Mer, Calvados on 20 July.
Esso Harrisburg  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Caribbean Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (13°26′N 72°11′W / 13.433°N 72.183°W / 13.433; -72.183) by U-516 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 72 crew. Survivors were rescued by HNLMS Konigin Wilhelmina ( Koninklijk Marine) and USS SC-1299 ( United States Navy).[65]
HMS FDT 216  Royal Navy World War II: The fighter direction tender, a converted LST Mk 2, was torpedoed and sunk off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France by Luftwaffe aircraft. Five RAF radar crew were killed. About 250 survivors were rescued by the corvette HMS Burdock.[66][67]
Koto Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Flasher ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS LCM 138  Royal Navy The landing craft medium was lost on this date.[68]
No. 6  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in an air attack at Rabaul, New Guinea.[69]
Perle  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland by a Fairey Swordfish aircraft based on MV Empire MacCallum ( United Kingdom).[1]
Lesina  Germany World War II: The schooner was captured in the Ionian Sea at the mouth of the Aspropotamos River by the Greek Partizan armed schooner Angios Demitrios. She was later scuttled.[70]
HMCS MTB 463  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: The BPB 72 foot-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by a mine in the English Channel off Normandy.[71]
Ryuei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea off Tarakan, Borneo by USS Bonefish ( United States Navy).[1]
SF 179  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[72]
Sabaudia  Germany World War II: The troopship capsized and sank at Vallone di Zaule, Italy, due to damage inflicted by a Royal Air Force air raid the previous day.
Tamanami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea 180 nautical miles (330 km) south west of Manila, Philippines (13°55′N 118°30′E / 13.917°N 118.500°E / 13.917; 118.500) by USS Mingo ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 228 crew.
U-678  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south west of Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom (50°32′N 0°23′W / 50.533°N 0.383°W / 50.533; -0.383) by HMCS Kootenay, HMCS Ottawa (both  Royal Canadian Navy) and HMS Statice ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 52 crew.[73]
Uløy  Norway World War II: The fishing cutter was bombed and sunk in the Barents Sea off Hamningberg, Norway with the loss of 13 lives.[74][75][76]

8 July

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Empire Brutus  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the English Channel and was damaged. She was beached on Juno Beach off Arromanches, Basse-Normandie, France. Later refloated and towed to Middlesbrough Yorkshire for repairs.
Kurama Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[35]
HMS LCP(L) 267  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (large) was lost on this date.[77]
M 264  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the North Sea west of Heligoland by rocket-armed aircraft.[78]
M 4601  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel off the Channel Islands by HMCS Huron ( Royal Canadian Navy and HMS Tartar ( Royal Navy).[1]
M 4605  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel off the Channel Islands by HMCS Huron ( Royal Canadian Navy and HMS Tartar ( Royal Navy).[1]
Miranda  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft off the Elbe.[79]
Matsu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan by USS Tautog ( United States Navy) with the loss of all but one of her crew.[80]
Moji Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by USS Bonefish ( United States Navy).[1]
No. 7  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in an air attack at Rabaul, New Guinea.[69]
No. 9  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in an air attack at Rabaul, New Guinea.[69]
Nitto Maru No. 19  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was bombed and sunk at Rabaul, New Guinea by Vought F4U Corsair aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.[1]
Nitto Maru No. 20  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was bombed and sunk at Rabaul, New Guinea by Vought F4U Corsair aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.[1]
HMS Pylades  Royal Navy World War II: The Catherine-class minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel off Juno Beach, Calvados, France by a Marder midget submarine ( Kriegsmarine). 11 crew died.[1][5]
S-666  Kriegsmarine The S-631-class motor torpedo boat burned on this date.[81]
Sif  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea south west of Heligoland, Germany by British aircraft.[1]
Tannhäuser  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea south west of Heligoland by British aircraft.[1]
U-243  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, Loire-Inférieure, France (47°06′N 6°40′W / 47.100°N 6.667°W / 47.100; -6.667) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 10 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force with the loss of eleven of her 49 crew.[82]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Asagao  Imperial Japanese Navy The Wakatake-class destroyer was driven aground on a reef near Belier Island, Hainan by a typhoon. Refloated 25 September 1944. She was repaired and returned to service by mid-October 1944.[83]
Hokoriu Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan by USS Tautog ( United States Navy). Six crew survived.[80]
HMS LCT 300  Royal Navy The Mk 3-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[84]
HMS LCT 390  Royal Navy The Mk 3-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[85]
HMS LCT 511  Royal Navy The Mk 4-class landing craft tank was lost under tow on this date.[86]
HMS MTB 434  Royal Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was sunk in the North Sea in a battle with V 1301 Uranus, V 1306 Otto Krogmann, V 1312 Bredenbeck, V 1310 Gotland and V 1313 Uran (all  Kriegsmarine).[1]
No. 23  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in an air attack at Rabaul, New Guinea.[69]
No. 316  Soviet Navy The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[87]
Oyashima Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Shahzada  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Arabian Sea south west of Bombay, India (15°30′N 65°30′E / 15.500°N 65.500°E / 15.500; 65.500) by U-196 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 46 of her 98 crew. Survivors were rescued by Changon ( United Kingdom) and Magna ( Sweden) or reached land in their lifeboat.[88]
USS Swerve  United States Navy World War II: The Auk-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Anzio, Lazio, Italy (41°31′N 12°28′E / 41.517°N 12.467°E / 41.517; 12.467).
TA27  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was mined and sunk.[89]
Taihei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Kuril Islands by USS Sunfish ( United States Navy).[51]
V 1308 Bredenbeck  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea in a battle with HMMTB 434 and other vessels of the 54th MTB Flotilla (all  Royal Navy).[1]
Yawata Maru  Japan World War II: The fishing trawler was sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Honshu by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[1]

10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Anita  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Tinos, Greece by HMS Vox ( Royal Navy).[1][90]
CHa-23  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser was bombed and sunk off Rabaul, New Guinea by Vought F4U Corsair aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.[1][64]
Duilio  Germany World War II: The laid-up troopship was bombed and sunk at Trieste, Italy, by Allied aircraft. The wreck was scrapped in 1948.
Giulio Cesare  Germany World War II: The laid-up passenger ship was bombed and sunk at Trieste, Italy, by Allied aircraft.
HMS LCT 757  Royal Navy The Mk 4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[91]
HMS MMS 55  Royal Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel by a mine off Normandy, France. 16 crew were killed.[92][5]
F 124  Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[72]
F 128  Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[72]
Shosei Maru No. 5  Japan World War II: The fishing trawler was sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy).[1]

11 July

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1944
Ship Country Description
No. 251  Imperial Japanese Navy The T 38-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[93]
Taian Maru No.2  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Sealion ( United States Navy).[61]
Tsukushi Maru No.2  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Sealion ( United States Navy) with the loss of 38 lives.[61][32]
U-1222  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°31′N 5°29′W / 46.517°N 5.483°W / 46.517; -5.483) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 56 crew.[94]

12 July

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1944
Ship Country Description
BK-2  Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk by German shells during a landing operation at Pinsk. Four crew were killed.[95][96]
BK-92  Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk by German shells during a landing operation at Pinsk. Seven crew and eight soldiers were killed.[95][96]
BK-303  Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[95]
HMs ML 433  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch struck a mine and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy.[97]
Nichiran Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bashi Strait (18°50′N 122°40′E / 18.833°N 122.667°E / 18.833; 122.667) by USS Piranha ( United States Navy). A total of 1,238 troops, a gunner and fifteen crewmen were killed. Survivors were rescued by Kashi Maru ( Japan).[98]

13 July

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Daiji Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Chichi-jima by USS Cobia ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS LCV(P) 1288  Royal Navy The landing craft vehicle and personnel was lost on this date.[99]
HMS LCE 13  Royal Navy The landing craft emergency repair was lost on this date.[99]
Tokai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1944
Ship Country Description
MAS 522  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAS 501-class MAS boat was sunk at Symi Island by British Commandos.[100]
MAS 559  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAS 552-class MAS boat was sunk at Symi Island by British Commandos.[101]
Ro-48  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-35-class submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marshall Islands (13°1′N 151°58′E / 13.017°N 151.967°E / 13.017; 151.967) by USS Reynolds and USS Wyman (both  United States Navy).[1][102]
Sevellano  Spain World War II: The sailing vessel was torpedoed, shelled and sunk at Port-Vendres, Pyrénées-Orientales, France by HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[1]
Suzanne  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Livadeia, Greece by HMS Vivid ( Royal Navy.[103]
Taiko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea off Simisa Island (05°56′N 121°34′E / 5.933°N 121.567°E / 5.933; 121.567) by USS Sand Lance ( United States Navy).[104][105]
U-415  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France with the loss of two crew.
V 713 Leipzig  Kriegsmarine The Vorpostenboot was sunk on this date.[106]
V 1412 Witte Zee  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea in a battle with HMMTB 455, HMMTB 457, HMMTB 458, HMMTB 467, HMMTB 468, HMMTB 469 and HMMTB 470 (all  Royal Navy).[1]

15 July

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Director  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (24°30′S 35°44′E / 24.500°S 35.733°E / -24.500; 35.733) by U-198 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 57 crew. Survivors were rescued by the sloop Goncalves Zarco ( Portugal) or reached land in their lifeboat.[107]
Hochsee  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Steinort, Pomerania by Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft.[1][108]
Hugin  Norway World War II: The coaster was shelled and set on fire in the Barents Sea off Finnmark, Norway, then boarded by crew from by TKA-239 ( Soviet Navy) with one crew member taken as a prisoner of war, two killed and two wounded. She was heavily damaged by scuttling charges, but did not sink. She was towed to Vadsø.[76][109][110]
HMS LCT(A) 2263  Royal Navy The Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[111]
Miho Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Skate ( United States Navy). Two crew survived and were taken as prisoners of war.[112]
USS PT-133  United States Navy World War II: The ELCO 80'-class PT boat was sunk by Japanese shore batteries off Cape Pus, New Guinea.[113]
Storegga  Germany World War II: Combined Operation RV-6: The motorboat was damaged, possibly by TKA-239 ( Soviet Navy), and lost by beaching.[114]
Tanda  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Arabian Sea north west of Mangalore, India (13°22′N 74°09′E / 13.367°N 74.150°E / 13.367; 74.150) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nineteen of the 216 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMIS Bihar ( Royal Indian Navy) and HMS Monkshood ( Royal Navy).[115]
TKA-239  Soviet Navy World War II: Combined Operation RV-6: The A-1 (Vosper 72 foot)-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and damaged by sunk off Vardø, Norway, by M-31, M-251, and M-252, (all  Kriegsmarine), then sunk by UJ 1211 or by R-154 and R-202 (all  Kriegsmarine). Seven crewmen were killed and five taken as prisoners of war.[1][116][114]
U-319  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea south west of Lindesnes, Norway (57°40′N 5°00′E / 57.667°N 5.000°E / 57.667; 5.000) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[117]
UJ 1420 Eylau  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/submarine chaser was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Île Saint Croix, Morbihan, France by ORP Błyskawica ( Polish Navy), HMCS Huron ( Royal Canadian Navy) and HMS Tartar ( Royal Navy).[1]
UJ 1421 Hela  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Île Saint Croix by ORP Błyskawica ( Polish Navy), HMCS Huron ( Royal Canadian Navy) and HMS Tartar ( Royal Navy).[1]
V 621 Mars  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Belle Île, Morbihan in an Allied air attack.[1]

16 July

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1944
Ship Country Description
F 273  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Kotka, Finland by Soviet aircraft.[1]
F 198  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Kotka by Soviet aircraft.[1]
Hozan Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo was set on fire by an explosion, possibly due to sabotage, in the port of Manila and sank with the loss of five crewmen.[118]
Jinzen Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy TAMA-21C: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°53′N 119°32′E / 18.883°N 119.533°E / 18.883; 119.533) by USS Guardfish ( United States Navy). Thirty-eight troops, a passenger, seven gunners, two watchmen and three crew were killed.[119]
HMS LCT 7057  Royal Navy The Mk 3-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[120]
Mantai Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy TAMA-21C: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°53′N 119°32′E / 18.883°N 119.533°E / 18.883; 119.533) by USS Guardfish ( United States Navy). Seventy-two troops and 43 crew were killed.[119]
Maruko Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Yangtze River 4 miles (6.4 km) from Woosung, China.[121]
Nikkaku Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Skate ( United States Navy).[1]
Niobe  Kriegsmarine
Niobe

World War II: The anti-aircraft ship, a former Holland-class cruiser, was bombed and sunk at Kotka, Finland by Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc and Petlyakov Pe-2 aircraft. 70 crewmen killed. The wreck was raised and scrapped in 1953.[108]

Nippo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Skate ( United States Navy).[112] Survivors were rescued by Dalstroy ( Soviet Union).[1]
Norjerv  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Overlord: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 4, Juno Beach, Calvados, France. She was refloated in 1949 but broke in two on 3 June whilst under tow, with both parts sinking.
Matt W Ransom  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 1, Utah Beach, Manche, France.[122][123]
Sainei Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy TAMA-21C: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°53′N 119°32′E / 18.883°N 119.533°E / 18.883; 119.533) by USS Thresher ( United States Navy). Twenty-one troops and three crew were killed.[119]
Seattle Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy TAMA-21C: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (19°17′N 120°15′E / 19.283°N 120.250°E / 19.283; 120.250) by USS Piranha ( United States Navy). A total of 296 troops, 25 gunners, and 45 crew were killed. Survivors were rescued by Hiyama Maru and Shozan Maru (both  Japan)[119]
T 218  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Narva, Estonia by a Kriegsmarine Schnellboot.[1]
V 1707 Wiking 4  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Kotka by Soviet aircraft.[1]

17 July

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1944
Ship Country Description
CG 60014-F  United States Coast Guard Port Chicago disaster: The fireboat was sunk at Port Chicago, California, by the explosion of E. A. Bryan ( United States).[124]
E. A. Bryan  United States Port Chicago disaster: The Liberty ship exploded and sank at Port Chicago, California, while ammunition was being loaded.[124]
Hiyama Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMA-21C: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south west of Formosa by USS Guardfish ( United States Navy). Four troops and four crewmen were killed.[125]
I-166  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Straits of Malacca (02°48′N 101°03′E / 2.800°N 101.050°E / 2.800; 101.050) by HMS Telemachus ( Royal Navy). Eighty-eight crew were killed; there were ten survivors.[126]
Kamo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk north west of Labuan, Borneo (08°22′N 116°45′E / 8.367°N 116.750°E / 8.367; 116.750) by USS Lapon ( United States Navy).[1]
Kurama Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk off the south end of Palawan by USS Lapon ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS LCT 387  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 1-class landing craft tank was mined and sunk off the west coast of Italy.[127]
Maya Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy C-124: The Maya Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk off The Philippines by USS Cabrilla ( United States Navy). Six passengers, two gunners and thirteen crewmen were killed.[128]
Quinault Victory  United States
Quinault Victory

Port Chicago disaster: The Victory ship was destroyed at Port Chicago, California, by the explosion of E. A. Bryan ( United States).[124]

Sainei Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMA-21C: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait by USS Thresher ( United States Navy).[129][130]
Shozan Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy TAMA-21C: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (18°53′N 119°32′E / 18.883°N 119.533°E / 18.883; 119.533) by USS Thresher ( United States Navy). A total of 125 troops, 24 gunners and 64 crewmen were killed, along with 500 survivors from Seattle Maru ( Imperial Japanese Army).[130]
U-347  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik, Norway (68°36′N 8°33′E / 68.600°N 8.550°E / 68.600; 8.550) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 49 crew.[131]
U-361  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea west of Narvik (68°35′N 6°00′E / 68.583°N 6.000°E / 68.583; 6.000) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 210 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew.[132]
V 6307 Mob-FD 2 Jupiter  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in Norwegian waters by Soviet aircraft.[1]
W-25  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Gabilan ( United States Navy.[1]

18 July

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1944
Ship Country Description
B T Co. No. 4  United States The 59-ton, 75-foot (22.9 m) motor cargo vessel foundered in the Gulf of Alaska.[133]
Ch-30  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Shanghai, China by USS Plaice ( United States Navy).[1]
F 498  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk in the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft.[14][108]
I-O-97  Kriegsmarine The Siebelgefäß landing craft was sunk on this date.[134]
Jambi Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker (a.k.a. Janbi Maru and Jinbi Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) north of Bawean Island (05°21′S 112°30′E / 5.350°S 112.500°E / -5.350; 112.500) by USS Ray ( United States Navy). Five passengers and a guard were killed.[1][135][136]
Kaio Maru No. 3  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
M-264  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was sunk west of Heligoland by British aircraft.[137]
Nissyu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3714: The cargo ship (a.k.a. Nisshu Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands (28°43′N 139°24′E / 28.717°N 139.400°E / 28.717; 139.400) by USS Cobia ( United States Navy). Three crewmen, 45 gunners and 48 troops were killed.[138][139]
R-139  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-130 minesweeper was rocketed and sunk in the North Sea off Norderney by aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[1][140]
Rhein  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off Norderney by aircraft of Coastal Command.[1]
U-672  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel north of Guernsey, Channel Islands (50°03′N 2°30′W / 50.050°N 2.500°W / 50.050; -2.500) by HMS Balfour ( Royal Navy). All 52 crew survived.[141]
U-742  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Arctic Ocean (68°24′N 9°51′E / 68.400°N 9.850°E / 68.400; 9.850) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 210 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[142]
Unkai Maru No. 10  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 3714: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Chichi Jima by USS Cobia ( United States Navy). Nineteen crewmen were killed.[139]

19 July

For the destruction of the German submarine chaser UJ 203 on this date, see the entry for 20 April 1944
List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Angios Demitrios  Greece World War II: The Greek Partizan armed schooner was sunk in the Ionian Sea by gunfire from shore. 21–26 crewmen killed.[70]
Bokkai Maru  Japan World War II: The sailing ship was bombed and sunk off Alor Island, Netherlands East Indies by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[1]
Ebisu Maru No. 53  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off Alor Island by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[1]
Hermes  Germany World War II: The tug was sunk in an Allied air raid on Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. She was later refloated.[1]
Hokuriku Maru No. 1  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Honshu by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[1]
I-5  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Junsen type submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands by USS Wyman ( United States Navy).[1]
King Frederick  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Arabian Sea (9°29′N 71°45′E / 9.483°N 71.750°E / 9.483; 71.750) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 27 of the 56 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Samshee ( United Kingdom).[143]
MAL 17  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was sunk by Soviet aircraft in Lake Peipus.[144][108]
MAL 19  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was sunk by Soviet aircraft in Lake Peipus.[144][108]
Ōi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kuma-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (13°12′N 114°52′E / 13.200°N 114.867°E / 13.200; 114.867) by USS Flasher ( United States Navy) with the loss of 153 of her 522 crew. Survivors were rescued by Shikinami ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
Teiryu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south west of Formosa by USS Guardfish ( United States Navy).[125]
HMS Texas  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[145]
V 713 Leipzig  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France.[1]
Wa 4  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.1-class auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.[1]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Ceriba  Germany World War II: The tugboat sunk by a mine in the Baltic Sea.[146]
ORP Dragon  Polish Navy World War II: The Danae-class cruiser was scuttled as a breakwater at Courseulles, Basse-Normandie, France.
HMS Isis  Royal Navy World War II: The I-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy, France.
Kaio Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk at Chichi-jima by USS Cobia ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS LCT 689  Royal Navy World War II: The Mk 4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date from an explosion.[147]
HMS LCT 2337  Royal Navy World War II: The Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost on this date in the Normandy area.[148]
LV-105  United States Navy The lightship-turned-examination vessel was rammed and sunk off Portsmouth, Virginia.[149][150]
MAL 15  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was sunk by Soviet aircraft in Lake Peipus. One crewman killed.[144][108]
Norfalk  Norway World War II: Convoy EBC 45: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the coast of Normandy. All 40 crew were rescued by USS Diver ( United States Navy).[151]
Semsi-Bahri  Turkey World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk in the Black Sea by Shch-209 ( Soviet Navy).[1]
Vital de Oliveira  Brazilian Navy World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic (22°29′S 41°09′W / 22.483°S 41.150°W / -22.483; -41.150) by U-861 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 100 of the 275 people on board. Survivors were rescued by the fishing vessel Guanabar ( Brazil) and Javarí ( Brazilian Navy).[152]
Yusen Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk at Chichi-jima by USS Cobia ( United States Navy).[1]

21 July

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Camaqua  Brazilian Navy The Carioca-class minelayer capsized and sank in a storm 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Recife, Brazil (07°50′S 34°29′W / 7.833°S 34.483°W / -7.833; -34.483).[153]
HMS Chamois  Royal Navy World War II: The Catherine-class minesweeper struck a mine and was damaged in the Seine Bay. She was taken in to Portsmouth, Hampshire but was not repaired.[1]
HMS LCT 2331  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank broke in two in the Channel while being towed from Normandy to an English port, and was later sunk by an Allied destroyer with gunfire. The whole crew was rescued.[154][155]
Libby, McNeill & Libby IV No. 1  United States The 49-gross register ton, 60-foot (18.3 m) scow was wrecked at Dry Bay Bar (59°08′N 138°25′W / 59.133°N 138.417°W / 59.133; -138.417 (Dry Bay Bar)) on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[156]
M-20  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft in Narva Bay. Five crew were killed.[157][158][159]
M-307  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed, strafed and sunk in the North Sea off Langeoog (53°30′N 7°36′E / 53.500°N 7.600°E / 53.500; 7.600) by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[1][160][161]
M-413  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed by Soviet aircraft in Narva Bayand and either sunk, or run aground and abandoned.[161][162][163]
Orient  Finland World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea north of Spikeroog, Lower Saxony, Germany by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command.[1]
U-212  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south of Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom (50°27′N 0°13′W / 50.450°N 0.217°W / 50.450; -0.217) by HMS Curzon and HMS Ekins (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 49 crew.[164]
UJ 2211 Hardy  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south east of Cap Camarat, Var, France by HMS Ultor ( Royal Navy).[1]
V 1111 Christian Wendig  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and severely damaged in the North Sea north of Spiekeroog by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coast Command. She was subsequently bombed and sunk in the Jade Bight.[1]

22 July

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1944
Ship Country Description
F 273  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type CM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk in the Baltic Sea by Soviet aircraft.[14][163]
M 3413 Petronella  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the North Sea in an attack by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[1]
V 810 Falkland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Land Wursten, Lower Saxony by aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force. Her crew lost 4 dead, 24 missing and 15 wounded.[1][165]
V 812 Amtsgerichtsrat Pitschke  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Land Wursten, Lower Saxony by aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force. She has been attacked the day before and damaged (with losses of 2 dead and 11 wounded) and was under tow of V 810. Losses during this second attack and the sinking were 2 missing and 16 wounded.[1][166][165]

23 July

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Empire Beatrice  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by E-boats ( Kriegsmarine) and beached at Dungeness, Kent. She was later repaired and returned to service with a new stern section.
Empire Bittern  United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was sunk as a blockship off Normandy, France.
F 253  Kriegsmarine The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[14]
Kiso Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk at "Port Owen" by HMS Storm ( Royal Navy).[1]
HMS LCT 1023  Royal Navy The Mk 4-class landing craft tank was sunk on this date, raised, repaired, returned to service.[91]

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 96  Kriegsmarine World War II: The D Type Artilleriefährprahm struck a mine and was severely damaged in the North Sea off Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium. She was declared a total loss.[1]
Asahisan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Asahisan Maru-class transport was bombed and sunk in very shallow water in Kau Bay, Halmahera, New Guines, by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force. Two crewmen were killed.[167][168]
Auk  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Ancona, Italy.[1]
Axel  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Kiel, Schleswig Holstein in a British air raid.[1]
Erwin Wassenar  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine tender was bombed and sunk at Kiel in a British air raid.[1]
General Osorio  Germany World War II: The accommodation ship was bombed and burnt out at Kiel in a British air raid.[1]
HMS Goathland  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class destroyer struck a mine and was damaged in the Seine Bay. She was taken in to Portsmouth, Hampshire but was not repaired.[1]
HMS LCT 901  Royal Navy The Mk 4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[91]
Merignac  Germany World War II: The coastal tanker was bombed and sunk at Kiel in a British air raid.[1]
HMS MTB 372  Royal Navy World War II: The Vosper 72'-class motor torpedo boat sunk by Kriegsmarine surface ships in the Adriatic Sea off Cape Loviste, Yugoslavia.[169]
Nordstern  Germany World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the Gironde at Donges, Loire-Inférieure, France by Allied aircraft.[1][170]
Portsea  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Ancona.[1]
Samneva  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FTM 47: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel (50°14′N 0°47′W / 50.233°N 0.783°W / 50.233; -0.783) by U-309 ( Kriegsmarine). All 70 crew survived. She was beached at Southampton, Hampshire but was declared a total loss when she broke in two. The bow section was scrapped in situ, the stern section was scrapped at Briton Ferry, Glamorgan in 1947.[171]
Sperrbrecher 25 Ingrid Horn  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was bombed and sunk at Kiel in a British air raid.[1]
Tonan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[35]
Treene  Germany World War II: The coastal tanker was bombed and sunk at Kiel in a British air raid.[1]
U-239  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was bombed and damaged at Kiel in a British air raid. She was stricken on 5 August and consequently scrapped.[172]
U-1164  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was bombed and sunk at Kiel in a British air raid.[1]
V 209 Dr. Rudolf Wahrendorff  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk by Allied aircraft at St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands with the loss of 20 or 26 crew.[1][173][165]
William Gaston  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 miles north east of Florianopolis, Brazil (26°42′S 46°12′W / 26.700°S 46.200°W / -26.700; -46.200) by U-861 ( Kriegsmarine). All 26 gunners and 41 crewmen were rescued on 25 July by USS Matagorda ( United States Navy).[174][175]

25 July

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1944
Ship Country Description
F 595  Kriegsmarine The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[14]
Mercurius  Merivoimat World War II: Continuation War: The Silma-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk at Porkkala by Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft.[176][108]
Robin Goodfellow  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic (20°03′S 14°21′W / 20.050°S 14.350°W / -20.050; -14.350) by U-862 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 68 crew.[177]
Showa Maru No. 5 GO  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[35]
Sokuten  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Sokuten-class minelayer was sunk 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east of Babelthaup, Palau (7°20′N 134°27′E / 7.333°N 134.450°E / 7.333; 134.450) when three strafing Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft from USS San Jacinto ( United States Navy) detonated her load of mines.[178]
Vilppula  Merivoimat World War II: Continuation War: The Rautu-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk at Porkkala by Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft.[108][179]

26 July

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Aki Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-68: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Luzon, Philippines (18°15′N 118°00′E / 18.250°N 118.000°E / 18.250; 118.000) by USS Flasher ( United States Navy). A total of 24 passengers, fourteen gunners and three crewmen were killed.[180]
Hyydakerim  Turkey World War II: The schooner shelled and sunk in the Black Sea by ShCh-209 ( Soviet Navy). Seven crewmen were captured.[181]
I-29  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The B1 type submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Balintang Channel (20°06′N 121°33′E / 20.100°N 121.550°E / 20.100; 121.550) by USS Sawfish ( United States Navy) with the loss of all but one of her 101 crew.
Otorisan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-68: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Luzon (18°15′N 118°00′E / 18.250°N 118.000°E / 18.250; 118.000) by USS Flasher ( United States Navy). Forty-six crewmen were killed.[180]
USS Robalo  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the South China Sea (2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of Palawan Island, Philippines with the loss of 56 of her 60 crew. Four survivors reached shore and were captured by Military Police, placed aboard a destroyer for transportation and were never seen again.
Ryojun Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[35]
Showa Maru No. 3 GO  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[35]
T-1  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.1-class landing ship was bombed and damaged by aircraft from USS Lexington ( United States Navy) off the entrance to Malakal Harbor, Palau. She was bombed and sunk by aircraft from USS Lexington and USS Bunker Hill (both  United States Navy) (7°30′N 134°30′E / 7.500°N 134.500°E / 7.500; 134.500) the next day.[182]
T-150  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The No.101-class landing ship was bombed and damaged in Karamadoo Bay, Babelthaup, Palau,(7°30′N 134°30′E / 7.500°N 134.500°E / 7.500; 134.500) by aircraft from USS Lexington ( United States Navy). She was bombed and sunk by aircraft from USS Bunker Hill ( United States Navy) off Nargarol Island (7°30′N 134°30′E / 7.500°N 134.500°E / 7.500; 134.500) the next day[183]
Tosan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HI-68: The transport was torpedoed and damaged in the South China Sea north west of Luzon (18°15′N 118°00′E / 18.250°N 118.000°E / 18.250; 118.000) by USS Flasher ( United States Navy). Torpedoed again and further damaged by USS Crevalle ( United States Navy). Sinks the next day with 18 passengers, 8 gunners and 9 crewmen killed.[180]
U-214  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel (49°58′N 3°30′W / 49.967°N 3.500°W / 49.967; -3.500) by HMS Cooke ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 48 crew.
U-2323  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XXIII submarine struck a mine and sank off Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein (54°23′N 10°11′E / 54.383°N 10.183°E / 54.383; 10.183) with the loss of two of her fourteen crew. She was raised in 1945, but was still under repair when the war ended and was subsequently scrapped.[184]

27 July

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Ataka Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[185]
SS Empire Beatrice  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by Schnellboote in the Straits of Dover (50°55′N 01°02′E / 50.917°N 1.033°E / 50.917; 1.033) losing her stern. She was beached at Dungeness. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[citation needed]
F 424  Kriegsmarine The Type CM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[14]
F 811  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Ultimatum ( Royal Navy).[1]
Kyoei Maru No. 2  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Moro Gulf south of Zamboanga City, Philippines by USS Dace ( United States Navy). Five crewmen were killed.[1][186]
MAL 13  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MAL 1A type landing fire support lighter was sunk by Soviet aircraft in Lake Peipus.[144][108]
HMS MTB 412  Royal Navy World War II: The BPB 72'-class motor torpedo boat collided with the sinking wreck of HMS MTB 430 ( Royal Navy) during a battle in the Seine Bay off Normandy, France and sank.[187][188]
HMS MTB 430  Royal Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was sunk in Seine Bay in a head-on collision with S 182 ( Kriegsmarine) during a battle.[1][188]
HMT Maaløy  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Ceylon (5°25′N 77°32′E / 5.417°N 77.533°E / 5.417; 77.533) by U-510 ( Kriegsmarine).[189]
S 151  Kriegsmarine World War II: The S 151-class Schnellboot was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by HMS MGB 651, HMS MGB 667 and HMS MGB 670 (all  Royal Navy).[1]
S 182  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot was scuttled in Straits of Dover/Seine Bay due to damage sustained from a head-on collision with HMS MTB 430 ( Royal Navy) during a battle. Eight crew were killed and 17 captured.[1][188][190]
T-1  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Palau by aircraft based on USS Bunker Hill and USS Lexington (both  United States Navy).[1]
T-150  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Palau by aircraft based on USS Bunker Hill and USS Lexington (both  United States Navy).[1]
V-1  Soviet Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was bombed and sunk off Norway by a Royal Air Force Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber in error when she dived instead of firing recognition signals as instructed before sailing.[191]
Vega  Germany World War II: The auxiliary sailing vessel was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by HMMGB 651, HMMGB 667 and HMMG 670 (all  Royal Navy).[1]

28 July

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Beijing Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Lingayen Gulf by USS Aspro ( United States Navy).[1]
Hakubasan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Luzon, Philippines by USS Crevalle ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS LCP(R) 971  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (ramped) was lost on this date.[77]
M 4447 C P Andersen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Gironde Estuary by aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[1]
Peking Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary gunboat was lost on this date.[105]
U-1166  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC/41 submarine was severely damaged by the explosion of a torpedo. She was consequently stricken from the Kriegsmarine register on 28 August and was scuttled at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein in May 1945.[192]

29 July

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Emsriff  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Hamburg in a British air raid.[1]
Kannon Maru I-Go  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk off the Philippines by USS Perch ( United States Navy).[1]
HMT Lord Wakefield  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk off Omaha Beach, Normandy by Luftwaffe aircraft.[193]
HMS Prince Leopold  Royal Navy World War II: The landing ship infantry (small) was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France (50°19′N 0°53′W / 50.317°N 0.883°W / 50.317; -0.883) by U-621 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seventeen lives.[194]
Sana Maru  Japan World War II: The ship, being operated as a tug, was bombed and sunk in Yulin Harbor by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[83]
T2 and T7  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 35 torpedo boats were bombed and sunk at Bremen in an American air raid. They were salvaged in September and October, respectively, but not repaired; scrapped in 1946.[195]
U-872  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was bombed and severely damaged at Bremen in an American air raid with the loss of one crew member. She was consequently withdrawn from service and scrapped.[196]
U-890  Germany World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was severely damaged in an American air raid on Bremen. She was not commissioned.[1]
U-891  Germany World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was severely damaged in an American air raid on Bremen. She was not commissioned.[1]
V 627  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France by aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[1]
Z44  Germany World War II: The Type 1936B destroyer was heavily damaged in an air raid, prior to commissioning. Scrapped 1948–49.

30 July

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Kokuyō Maru  Japan World War II: The Kawasaki-type oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea north east of Borneo by USS Bonefish ( United States Navy). Nine crewmen were killed.[1][197]
KT-355  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[87]
KT-804  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type coastal minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in Narva Bay by U-481 ( Kriegsmarine).[198]
KT-807  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type coastal minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in Narva Bay by U-481 ( Kriegsmarine).[199]
M 455  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Hamburg in an American air raid. Raised 26 August 1944, repaired, and returned to service.[1][200]
Mansai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
MO-105  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4 Type submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland (60°25′N 28°30′E / 60.417°N 28.500°E / 60.417; 28.500) by U-250 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nineteen of her 26 crew.[201]
No. 323  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[87]
S 144  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 schnellboot was bombed and sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[202]
Samwake  United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (50°40′N 0°31′E / 50.667°N 0.517°E / 50.667; 0.517) by a Kriegsmarine Schnellboot.[203]
TK-161  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[11]
U-250  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Gulf of Finland (60°28′N 28°25′E / 60.467°N 28.417°E / 60.467; 28.417) by MO-103 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of 46 of her 52 crew. Raised by the Soviets in September, 1944 and towed to Kronstadt. Commissioned into the Soviet Navy as TS-4 from April to August 1945, later broken up.[204]
USS YMS-304  United States Navy World War II: The YMS-1-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank off Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Manche, France (49°33′N 01°14′W / 49.550°N 1.233°W / 49.550; -1.233).[205]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1944
Ship Country Description
Dakar Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MI-11: The Delagoa Maru-class transport was torpedoed and damaged in the South China Sea north west of Luzon, Philippines by USS Steelhead ( United States Navy). She was towed to San Fernando, Luzon, and abandoned.[1][206]
Exmouth  United States World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea east of Dundee, Perthshire, United Kingdom.[1]
Fuso Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MI-11: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north west of Luzon by USS Steelhead ( United States Navy) 280 miles north north west of Cape Mayraira, Luzon. A total of 1,316 troops, 12 passengers and 22 crewmen were killed.[1][207]
Koei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MI-11: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk by USS Parche ( United States Navy) 280 miles north north west of Cape Mayraira, Luzon. One hundred and fifty troops and nine crewmen were killed.[208]
Manko Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-11: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Parche ( United States Navy). Several hundred naval personnel, 17 crewmen and 20 gunners were killed.[1][206]
MO-101  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class patrol boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland by U-370 ( Kriegsmarine).[209]
Peking Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat ran aground on Vigan Point, Luzon (17°31′N 120°22′E / 17.517°N 120.367°E / 17.517; 120.367) on 21 July 1944. On 31 July she was torpedoed and damaged further by USS Aspro ( United States Navy) and was consequently abandoned.[210]
Samwake  United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Eastbourne, Sussex by S 91, S 97 and S 114 (all  Kriegsmarine).[1]
Tinshin Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker (a.k.a. Tenshin Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Palawan Passage by USS Lapon ( United States Navy). 44 crewmen killed.[27]
U-333  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Isles of Scilly by HMS Loch Killin and HMS Starling (both  Royal Navy).
Yoshino Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy MI-11: The transport was torpedoed and sunk 280 nautical miles (520 km) north north west of Cape Mayraira, Luzon by USS Parche ( United States Navy). A total of 2,442 troops, eighteen gunners and 35 crewmen were killed.[208]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1944
Ship Country Description
Ettore  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship at Livorno, Italy sometime in July.[211]
F 360  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefährprahm was lost in the Black Sea in action against Soviet forces between 1 and 11 November 1943 or 3 July 1944 in Italian waters. Salvaged and put in service as MTC 1107 ( Marina Militare) May 1950.[212][213]
I-55  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The C3-class submarine was either sunk in the Pacific Ocean (15°18′N 144°26′E / 15.300°N 144.433°E / 15.300; 144.433 by USS William C. Miller ( United States Navy) on 14 July, or hedgedhogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands by USS Reynolds and USS Wyman (both  United States Navy) on 28 July. Lost with all 112 hands.[1][214]
HMS LCA 54  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost sometime in July.[3]
HMS LCA 171, HMS LCA 208, HMS LCA 208,
HMS LCA 279, HMS LCA 289, HMS LCA 303,
HMS LCA 320, HMS LCA 337, HMS LCA 339,
HMS LCA 341, HMS LCA 349, HMS LCA 350,
HMS LCA 352, HMS LCA 360,
HMS LCA 367, HMS LCA 383, HMS LCA 387,
HMS LCA 401, HMS LCA 409, HMS LCA 418,
HMS LCA 424, HMS LCA 431, HMS LCA 434,
HMS LCA 442, HMS LCA 458, HMS LCA 462,
HMS LCA 463, HMS LCA 476, HMS LCA 485,
HMS LCA 494, HMS LCA 496, HMS LCA 503,
HMS LCA 509, HMS LCA 518, HMS LCA 519,
HMS LCA 520, HMS LCA 522, HMS LCA 525,
HMS LCA 530, HMS LCA 535, HMS LCA 540,
HMS LCA 566, HMS LCA 579, HMS LCA 581,
HMS LCA 584, HMS LCA 586, HMS LCA 588,
HMS LCA 589, HMS LCA 590, HMS LCA 592,
HMS LCA 593, HMS LCA 594, HMS LCA 611,
HMS LCA 613, HMS LCA 623, HMS LCA 637,
HMS LCA 642, HMS LCA 649, HMS LCA 650,
HMS LCA 651, HMS LCA 652, HMS LCA 655,
HMS LCA 661, HMS LCA 664, HMS LCA 665,
HMS LCA(HR) 671, HMS LCA(HR) 672, HMS LCA(HR) 673,
HMS LCA 683, HMS LCA(HR) 690, HMS LCA 691,
HMS LCA 692, HMS LCA 704, HMS LCA 705,
HMS LCA 710, HMS LCA 713, HMS LCA 717,
HMS LCA 721, HMS LCA 729, HMS LCA 731,
HMS LCA 738, HMS LCA 748, HMS LCA 750,
HMS LCA 768, HMS LCA 775, HMS LCA 779,
HMS LCA 780, HMS LCA 788, HMS LCA 791,
HMS LCA 791, HMS LCA 792, HMS LCA 795,
HMS LCA 796, HMS LCA 797, HMS LCA 803,
HMS LCA 808, HMS LCA 809, HMS LCA 810,
HMS LCA 812, HMS LCA 814, HMS LCA 815,
HMS LCA 821, HMS LCA 825, HMS LCA 827,
HMS LCA 835, HMS LCA 849, HMS LCA 853,
HMS LCA 857, HMS LCA 859, HMS LCA 860,
HMS LCA 867, HMS LCA 869, HMS LCA 870,
HMS LCA 871, HMS LCA 879, HMS LCA 881,
HMS LCA 886, HMS LCA 900, HMS LCA 903,
HMS LCA 911, HMS LCA 913, HMS LCA 914,
HMS LCA 918, HMS LCA 919, HMS LCA 920,
HMS LCA 929, HMS LCA 933, HMS LCA 946,
HMS LCA 949, HMS LCA 958, HMS LCA(HR) 965,
HMS LCA 978, HMS LCA 984, HMS LCA 998,
HMS LCA 999, HMS LCA 1000, HMS LCA 1005,
HMS LCA 1008, HMS LCA 1013, HMS LCA 1016,
HMS LCA 1021, HMS LCA 1024,
HMS LCA 1026, HMS LCA 1027, HMS LCA 1028,
HMS LCA 1034, HMS LCA 1050, HMS LCA 1057,
HMS LCA 1058, HMS LCA 1059, HMS LCA 1063,
HMS LCA 1068, HMS LCA 1069, HMS LCA 1074,
HMS LCA 1082, HMS LCA 1086, HMS LCA 1088,
HMS LCA 1091, HMS LCA 1093, HMS LCA 1096,
HMS LCA 1129, HMS LCA 1131, HMS LCA 1131,
HMS LCA 1132, HMS LCA 1137, HMS LCA 1138,
HMS LCA 1143, HMS LCA 1144, HMS LCA 1146,
HMS LCA 1149, HMS LCA 1150, HMS LCA 1151,
HMS LCA 1155, HMS LCA 1156, HMS LCA 1213,
HMS LCA 1215, HMS LCA 1216, HMS LCA 1251,
HMS LCA 1252, HMS LCA 1253, HMS LCA 1256,
HMS LCA 1338, HMS LCA 1339, HMS LCA 1340,
HMS LCA 1341, HMS LCA 1343, HMS LCA 1372,
HMS LCA 1379, HMS LCA 1381, HMS LCA 1382,
HMS LCA 1383
 Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost sometime in June or July.[3]
HMS LCM 127, HMS LCM 128, HMS LCM 165,
HMS LCM 168, HMS LCM 180, HMS LCM 191,
HMS LCM 203, HMS LCM 216, HMS LCM 226,
HMS LCM 229, HMS LCM 231, HMS LCM 241,
HMS LCM 251, HMS LCM 281, HMS LCM 316,
HMS LCM 319, HMS LCM 330, HMS LCM 335,
HMS LCM 337, HMS LCM 377, HMS LCM 382,
HMS LCM 383, HMS LCM 408, HMS LCM 409,
HMS LCM 419, HMS LCM 421, HMS LCM 425,
HMS LCM 443, HMS LCM 444, HMS LCM 466,
HMS LCM 531, HMS LCM 535, HMS LCM 568,
HMS LCM 587, HMS LCM 627, HMS LCM 628,
HMS LCM 631, HMS LCM 641, HMS LCM 908,
HMS LCM 929, HMS LCM 1053, HMS LCM 1059,
HMS LCM 1062, HMS LCM 1088, HMS LCM 1098,
HMS LCM 1108, HMS LCM 1120, HMS LCM 1127,
HMS LCM 1128, HMS LCM 1139, HMS LCM 1145,
HMS LCM 1146, HMS LCM 1161, HMS LCM 1175,
HMS LCM 1189, HMS LCM 1197, HMS LCM 1200,
HMS LCM 1207, HMS LCM 1208, HMS LCM 1212,
HMS LCM 1220, HMS LCM 1221, HMS LCM 1227,
HMS LCM 1232, HMS LCM 1233, HMS LCM 1240,
HMS LCM 1244, HMS LCM 1278, HMS LCM 1282,
HMS LCM 1293, HMS LCM 1297, HMS LCM 1397,
 Royal Navy The landing craft medium was lost sometime in June or July.[68]
HMS LCP(L) 21, HMS LCP(L) 22, HMS LCP(L) 23,
HMS LCP(L) 40, HMS LCP(L) 51, HMS LCP(L) 121,
HMS LCP(L) 132, HMS LCP(L) 139, HMS LCP(L) 170,
HMS LCP(L) 175, HMS LCP(L) 176, HMS LCP(L) 187,
HMS LCP(L) 189, HMS LCP(L) 197, HMS LCP(L) 199,
HMS LCP(L) 208, HMS LCP(L) 272,
HMS LCP(L) 280, HMS LCP(L) 282, HMS LCP(L) 285,
HMS LCP(L) 286, HMS LCP(L) 289, HMS LCP(L) 309,
HMS LCP(L) 312, HMS LCP(L) 528, HMS LCP(L) 556
 Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (large) was lost sometime in June or July.[77]
HMS LCP(L) 229, HMS LCP(L) 298, HMS LCP(L) 299,
HMS LCP(L) 300, HMS LCP(L) 303, HMS LCP(L) 304,
HMS LCP(L) 305, HMS LCP(L) 308, HMS LCP(L) 310
 Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (large) was lost sometime in July.[77]
HMS LCP(R) 683  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (ramped) was lost sometime in July.[77]
Palermo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Fiume, Italy.[215]

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Ship events in 1944
Ship launches: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Ship commissionings: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Ship decommissionings: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Shipwrecks: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949