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

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1 June

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Hans Leonhardt  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off Stad, Norway by Fairey Barracuda aircraft based on HMS Furious and HMS Victorious (both  Royal Navy).[1][2]
USS Herring  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine was shelled and sunk off Matsuwa, Kuril Islands by Japanese shore-based artillery with the loss of all 60 crew.
Hiburi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Matsuwa by USS Herring ( United States Navy). Thirty-two crewmen and 97 soldiers were killed.[3]
Iwaki Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Matsuwa by USS Herring ( United States Navy). Thirty crewmen and 20 soldiers were killed.[3]
R-211  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by British aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea north of Crete.[4]
USS Shahaka  United States Navy World War II: The large harbor tug collided in the Pacific Ocean (27°21′N 136°29′W / 27.350°N 136.483°W / 27.350; -136.483) with floating dock ABSD-2 and sank .[5]
Sperrbrecher 181 Atlas  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher was attacked off Stad by Fairey Barracuda aircraft based on HMS Furious and HMS Victorious (both  Royal Navy and was beached.[1]
Toho Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands by USS Pintado ( United States Navy).[1]
UJ-2101  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser, a former Aliakon-class minelayer, was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Crete by Martin Baltimore, Bristol Beaufighter and Martin Marauder aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[1][6]
UJ-2105  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Crete by Martin Baltimore, Bristol Beaufighter and Martin Marauder aircraft of the Royal Air Force.[1]

2 June

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Awaji  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Mikura-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bashi Straits off Yashu Island (22°34′N 121°51′E / 22.567°N 121.850°E / 22.567; 121.850) by USS Picuda ( United States Navy). Seventy-six crewmen were killed.[7]
Chiyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands by USS Shark ( United States Navy).[8]
Gertrud  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed, blew up and sank during an air raid by British aircraft at Heraklion, Crete (35°20′N 25°10′E / 35.333°N 25.167°E / 35.333; 25.167).[9]
R 212  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was attacked in the Mediterranean Sea off Vada, Italy by Allied aircraft and was beached.[1]
RD 110  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was attacked in the Mediterranean sea off Vada by Allied aircraft and was beached.[1]
Rüstersiel  Germany World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Föhr, Schleswig-Holstein.[1]
SG 11  Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship / auxiliary minelayer was torpedoed and sunk off Port Vendres, France (42°30′N 9°07′E / 42.500°N 9.117°E / 42.500; 9.117) by HMS Ultor ( Royal Navy). 10 crew were killed.[10][11][12]
TA16  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat, formerly of the Curtatone class, was sunk by the explosion of Gertrud ( Germany) during an air raid by British aircraft at Heraklion (35°20′N 25°10′E / 35.333°N 25.167°E / 35.333; 25.167).[9]
V 1810 Condor  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[1]
V 2004 Elmshorn  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Einswarden-class naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands by a motor torpedo boat, or a mine off the Hook of Holland. Salvaged and towed to Rotterdam, repairs incomplete before area was liberated.[1][13]

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 58  Kriegsmarine World War II: The A type Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[1]
Ashizuri  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Tawi-Tawi by USS Puffer ( United States Navy).[14]
M 4003 Kerolay  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Augustenburg-class minesweepering naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France.[1][15]
Takasaki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Tawi-Tawi by USS Puffer ( United States Navy).[14]
U-477  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea west of Trondheim, Norway (63°59′N 1°37′E / 63.983°N 1.617°E / 63.983; 1.617) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[16]
WBS 2 Coburg  Kriegsmarine The weather ship was set afire and abandoned in ice off the east coast of Greenland.

4 June

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Gongen Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Hakusan Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Iwo Jima by USS Flier ( United States Navy).[1]
Hakusan Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Katsukawa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (19°45′N 138°15′E / 19.750°N 138.250°E / 19.750; 138.250) off the Mariana Islands by USS Shark ( United States Navy). Approximately 1500 people were killed.[8]
HMS LCT 2498  Royal Navy The landing craft tank foundered in the English Channel. Thirty-one American soldiers were rescued by USS Barton ( United States Navy).[17]
M-37  Kriegsmarine World War II: The M-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland, off Voka, Estonia by TKA-101 ( Soviet Navy). 13 crew were killed.[1][18][19]
Nippo Maru No. 5  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Shimane Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
Shinko Maru No. 6  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean, probably by USS Golet ( United States Navy).[1]
T-128  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The landing ship was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Morotai, Netherlands East Indies by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[1]
Tokyo Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of New Guinea by Douglas A-20 Havoc and Martin B-25 Marauder aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]
V 724 St Dominique  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France.[1]

5 June

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Ashizuri  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea at the north end of the Sibutu Passage off Tawi-Tawi, Philippines by USS Puffer ( United States Navy).[20]
CHANT 63  United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized and sank in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire.
F 611  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[21]
Helen Moller  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) south south east of Addu Atoll, Maldives (4°28′S 74°45′E / 4.467°S 74.750°E / -4.467; 74.750) by U-183 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Confidence ( United Kingdom) and HMS Okapi ( Royal Navy).[22]
Julius Madsen  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea north of the Darßer Ort Lighthouse.[1]
USS LCT-428  United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost in the English Channel.[23]
USS Osprey  United States Navy World War II: The Raven-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel (50°12′N 1°20′W / 50.200°N 1.333°W / 50.200; -1.333).
PiLB 412  Kriegsmarine World War II: The PiLB 40 Type landing craft was lost on this date.[24]
Pillory  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Puerto Rico (18°25′N 67°17′W / 18.417°N 67.283°W / 18.417; -67.283) by U-539 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC Crawford and USCGC CG-83310 (both  United States Navy).[25]
Takasaki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea at the north end of the Sibutu Passage off Tawi-Tawi, Philippines by USS Puffer ( United States Navy).[20]
Takaoka Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands (18°40′N 140°35′E / 18.667°N 140.583°E / 18.667; 140.583) by USS Shark ( United States Navy).[8]
Tamahime Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands (18°40′N 140°35′E / 18.667°N 140.583°E / 18.667; 140.583) by USS Shark ( United States Navy).[8]
TK-46  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 Type motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Finland, off Voka, Estonia by German minesweepers. Two crewmen were killed, eight survivors were made prisoners of war.[26]
V 1509 Rau II  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off Cap d'Antifer in an engagement with Allied naval vessels.[1][27]

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 62  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin, Calvados, France.[1]
AF 64  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin.[1]
AF 67  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin.[1]
AF 72  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was scuttled at Isigny-sur-Mer or Port-en-Bessin.[1]
CD-15  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 160 nautical miles (300 km) off Cape St. Jacques, French Indochina, south of Nishinotorishima (08°57′N 109°17′E / 8.950°N 109.283°E / 8.950; 109.283) by USS Raton ( United States Navy). 104 crewmen, including the captain, were killed, 34 survivors were rescued by CD-8 and CD-20 (both  Imperial Japanese Navy).[28]
USS Corry  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The Gleaves-class destroyer was shelled and sunk off Utah Beach, Normandy (49°30′50″N 1°11′30″W / 49.51389°N 1.19167°W / 49.51389; -1.19167) by German shore-based artillery with the loss of 24 of her 276 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Butler, USS Fitch, USS Hobson and USS PT-199 (all  United States Navy).
Havre Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands by USS Pintado ( United States Navy).[1]
Kashimasan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mandate Islands by USS Pintado ( United States Navy).[1]
USS LC (FF)-31  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft, flotilla flagship was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off Normandy. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCI(L)-85  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) struck a mine and then was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy.[29]
USS LCI(L)-91  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy.[30]
USS LCI(L)-92  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was shelled, burned, and abandoned off Normandy.[31]
USS LCI(L)-93  United States Navy
USS LCI(L)-93 beached and abandoned
World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was holed by a submerged object, then shelled, beached, and abandoned off Normandy.[32]
HMS LCI(L)-185  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was lost off Normandy.[33]
USS LCI(L)-232  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was lost off Normandy.[34]
USS LCI(L)-497  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[35]
USS LCI(L)-553  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft infantry (large) was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[36]
USS LCT-22  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost off Normandy.[37]
USS LCT-25  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was shelled, burned, and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy. Two crewmen were killed.[38]
USS LCT-27  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank ran aground, then capsized and sank in shallow water off Normandy. Heavy weather pushed the wreck ashore. Survivors were rescued by USS LCT-207 ( United States Navy).[39]
USS LCT-30  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank crashed through obstacles on beach Fox Green taking enemy strong point under fire and silencing enemy guns holding up troops attempting to get off beach. Abandoned on beach after disabled by German 88 mm (3 in) guns and machine gun fire.[40] Presidential Unit Citation.[41]
USS LCT-52  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy.[38]
USS LCT-197  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank struck a mine, capsized and sank in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[42]
USS LCT-229  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost off Normandy.[43]
USS LCT-294  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was damaged by a mine and scuttled off Omaha Beach, Normandy. Survivors rescued by USS LCT-20 ( United States Navy).[44]
USS LCT-305  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[45]
USS LCT-332  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy.[46]
USS LCT-362  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank capsized and sank in heavy weather off Normandy.[1][47]
USS LCT-364  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine and a shell off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[48]
USS LCT-397  United States Navy World War II: Operation Neptune: The landing craft tank struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach.[49]
USS LCT-555  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy,[50] or was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCT-597  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft tank was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCT-612  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft tank was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
USS LCT-703  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy.[51]
USS LCT-777  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing craft tank was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy by German shore-based artillery. She was declared a total loss.[1]
HMS LCT 2039  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank swamped and capsized in heavy weather off Gold Beach, Normandy. Scuttled by Royal Navy ships. Two crewmen were killed.[52]
HMS LCT 2191  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was shelled and sunk by German 88 mm (3 in) artillery off Sword Beach, Normandy.[53]
HMS LCT 2283  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was lost off Normandy.[54]
USS LST-715  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The landing ship tank was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Manch by S 100, S 142, S 150 and S 168 (all  Kriegsmarine).[1]
M 4031 Pesce Spada  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France.[1]
MR 7  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MR 1-class river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[55]
HMS MTB 248  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The White 73'-class motor torpedo boat was sunk in a collision in the English Channel.[56]
Minazuki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Mutsuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Sibutu Passage (4°05′N 119°30′E / 4.083°N 119.500°E / 4.083; 119.500) by USS Harder ( United States Navy) with the loss of 109 of her 154 crew. Survivors were rescued by Wakatsuki ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
USS PC-1261  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The PC-461-class submarine chaser was shelled and sunk by German coastal artillery off Normandy (49°30′N 01°10′W / 49.500°N 1.167°W / 49.500; -1.167).[57]
R-218  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Blainville-sur-Orne, Calvados, France.[58]
Reaumur  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea, east of the island of Euboea, Greece (38°24′N 24°35′E / 38.400°N 24.583°E / 38.400; 24.583) by HMS Sickle ( Royal Navy).[59]
S 139  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cap Barfleur, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1]
S 140  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cap Barfleur.[1]
SF 393  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[60]
Sambut  United Kingdom World War II: The Liberty ship was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Dover by German artillery.[61]
Svenner  Royal Norwegian Navy World War II: The S-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Normandy by Falke, Möwe, Jaguar, and T28 (all  Kriegsmarine), with the loss of 41 Royal Norwegian Navy and 2 Royal Navy crewmen.[62]
HMS Wrestler  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The W-class destroyer struck a mine in the English Channel off Juno Beach, Calvados, France. She was declared a total loss.

7 June

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS Centurion  Royal Navy
HMS Centurion
World War II: Operation Neptune: The target ship, a former King George V-class battleship, was sunk as a breakwater in the English Channel off Normandy, France.
Empire Defiance  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Neptune: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater at Sword Beach, Normandy, France. The wreck was raised in 1951 and scrapped.
F 557  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[21]
USAT Francis C. Harrington  United States Army World War II: Operation Overlord: The transport ship struck a mine and sank off Normandy. Twenty-six wounded were rescued by USS Blessman ( United States Navy).[63]
Hayanami  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Sibutu Passage (4°43′N 120°03′E / 4.717°N 120.050°E / 4.717; 120.050) by USS Harder ( United States Navy) with the loss of 208 of her 253 crew. Survivors were rescued by Urakaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
KF 613  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Artilleriefährprahm was sunk on this date.[21]
USS LCI(L)-416  United States Navy World War II: The LCI Mk 5-class landing craft infantry (large) was sunk by mine off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[64]
HMS LCT 427  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 3-class landing craft tank was sunk in a collision with Rodney ( Royal Navy) off Southampton.[65]
USS LCT-436  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft tank struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach, Normandy.[1]
USS LCT-458  United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Utah Beach, Normandy. Thirty-five members of B Battery, 29th Field Artillery Battalion were killed and 22 were wounded.[66]
USS LCT-486  United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank was sunk by mine off Normandy.[67]
USS LCT-586  United States Navy World War II: The landing craft tank struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach.[1]
Manchester Spinner  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Neptune: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater, Normandy.[68]
S-139  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was sunk by a mine.[69]
S-140  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was sunk by a mine.[69]
Shinroku Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Bonin by USS Whale ( Royal Navy).[1]
Sirehei  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Overlord: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 3, Gold Beach, Calvados, France.[70]
USS Susan B. Anthony  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: The transport ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy (49°49′24″N 0°42′18″W / 49.82333°N 0.70500°W / 49.82333; -0.70500). All 2,689 people were rescued by USS Blessman, USS Pinto and a third ship (all  United States Navy).
USS Tide  United States Navy
USS Tide (center) sinking

World War II: Operation Overlord: The Auk-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy (49°36′59″N 1°04′59″W / 49.61639°N 1.08306°W / 49.61639; -1.08306).

U-629  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (48°34′N 5°23′W / 48.567°N 5.383°W / 48.567; -5.383) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[71]
U-955  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay north east of Cape Ortegal, Spain (45°13′N 8°30′W / 45.217°N 8.500°W / 45.217; -8.500) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 50 crew.[72]

8 June

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Artemas Ward  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach, Basse-Normandie, France. She foundered in storms between 19 and 22 June.[73][74]
Belgique  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 4, Juno Beach, Basse-Normandie.[75]
Benjamin Contee  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 1, Utah Beach, Manche, France. She later foundered in a storm.[74][76]
CHANT 61  United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized and sank in the English Channel off Normandy.
George S. Wassen  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 1, Utah Beach. She later foundered in a storm.[74][77]
George W. Childs  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach.[74][77]
Harusame  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of Manokwari, New Guinea (0°05′S 132°45′E / 0.083°S 132.750°E / -0.083; 132.750) by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Army Air Forces with the loss of 74 of her 226 crew.
James Iredell  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach. She was later wrecked in a storm.[74][78]
James W. Marshall  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 2, Omaha Beach. She was later wrecked in a storm.[74][78]
Kazagumo  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Yūgumo-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf (6°03′N 125°57′E / 6.050°N 125.950°E / 6.050; 125.950) by USS Hake ( United States Navy) with the loss of 95 of her 228 crew. Survivors were rescued by Asagumo ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
Kennichi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[79]
HMS Lawford  Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was sunk in the English Channel (49°25′43″N 0°24′47″W / 49.42861°N 0.41306°W / 49.42861; -0.41306 by a Henschel Hs 293 glide bomb dropped by a Dornier Do 217 aircraft of III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe,[1] with the loss of 37 of her crew.
HMS LCT 875  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank was lost on this date, no details available.[80]
Matt W. Ransom  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 1, Utah Beach. She was later wrecked in a storm.[81]
HMS Minster  Royal Navy World War II: The net layer struck a mine and sank off Utah Beach.[82]
Nasusan Maru  Japan World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[79]
USS Rich  United States Navy
USS Rich

World War II: Operation Overlord: The Buckley-class destroyer escort struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Normandy (49°31′N 1°10′W / 49.517°N 1.167°W / 49.517; -1.167) with the loss of 91 of her 213 crew.

Shioya Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea off Manado Dutch East Indies by USS Rasher ( United States Navy).[83]
Tainan Maru  Japan World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[79]
Tamahoko Maru  Japan World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy).[79]
U-373  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (48°10′N 5°31′W / 48.167°N 5.517°W / 48.167; -5.517) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of four of her 51 crew.[84]
U-441  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel (approximately 48°27′N 5°47′W / 48.450°N 5.783°W / 48.450; -5.783) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 224 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.
U-970  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Bordeaux, Gironde, France (45°15′N 4°10′W / 45.250°N 4.167°W / 45.250; -4.167) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 38 of her 52 crew.[85]
V 622 Almuth  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France.[1]
West Grama  United States The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.
Winha  United Kingdom The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 3, Arromanches, Calvados, France.[86]

9 June

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 15  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk at Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France in an Allied air raid.[1]
HMS Alynbank  Royal Navy World War II: The flak ship was scuttled as a blockship off Sword Beach, Calvados, France.[1]
Courbet  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Courbet-class battleship was scuttled as a blockship off Sword Beach.
Dover Hill  UK World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship off Ouistreham, Normandy, France, as part of Gooseberry 5 breakwater for Sword Beach.
HMS Durban  Royal Navy
HMS Durban and HNLMS Sumatra

World War II: The decommissioned Danae-class light cruiser was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 5 breakwater. (44°20′N 00°16′W / 44.333°N 0.267°W / 44.333; -0.267)[87]

Empire Bunting  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Neptune: The Design 1105 cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater at Juno Beach, Normandy. The wreck was raised in 1947 and scrapped.
Empire Flamingo  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 4, Juno Beach, Arromanches, Calvados. Bow section salvaged in 1948 and taken under tow for Newport, Monmouthshire but sank en route.
Empire Moorhen  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 4. Raised in 1947 and scrapped.[88]
Empire Waterhen  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 4. Raised in 1948 and scrapped.[88]
F 411  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[21]
Ingman  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship as part of Gooseberry 3, Gold Beach, Arromanches. She was raised in 1945, and arrived at Newport, Monmouthshire for scrapping on 28 December.[89]
USS LST-314  United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class landing ship tank was torpedoed and sunk in Seine Bay 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France (49°43′N 00°52′W / 49.717°N 0.867°W / 49.717; -0.867) by E-boats S172, S174, S175, and S187, all ( Kriegsmarine).[90]
USS LST-376  United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class landing ship tank was torpedoed and damaged in Seine Bay 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cherbourg (49°43′N 00°52′W / 49.717°N 0.867°W / 49.717; -0.867) by E-boats S172, S174, S175, and S187 (all  Kriegsmarine). Scuttled by United States Navy ships (49°43′N 00°53′W / 49.717°N 0.883°W / 49.717; -0.883)[91]
Matsukaze  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kamikaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) north east of Chichijima, Ogasawara Islands (26°59′N 143°13′E / 26.983°N 143.217°E / 26.983; 143.217) by USS Swordfish ( United States Navy).
USS Meredith  United States Navy World War II: Operation Overlord: Damaged by a mine on 7 June with the loss of at least seven crew members, the Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer sank in the English Channel off Utah Beach following Luftwaffe bombing which split her in two. USS Bates ( United States Navy) rescued 163 survivors from her 336 crew. The wreck was raised and scrapped in September 1960.
SK-517  Soviet Navy World War II: The BMO Project 194-class armored antisubmarine boat was sunk on this date.[92]
HNLMS Sumatra  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The Java-class cruiser was scuttled off Ouistreham, Calvados as a part of Gooseberry 5.[93]
TA27  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Porto-Ferraio, Italy by United States Army Air Force aircraft.[1][94]
Tanais  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk north of Dia, Crete (35°35′N 25°11′E / 35.583°N 25.183°E / 35.583; 25.183) by HMS Vivid ( Royal Navy).[95]
Tanikaze  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kagerō-class destroyer torpedoed and sunk in the Sibutu Passage (5°42′N 120°41′E / 5.700°N 120.683°E / 5.700; 120.683) by USS Harder ( United States Navy) with the loss of 114 of her 240 crew. Survivors were rescued by Urakaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
UJ-6078 La Havraise  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône by Casabianca ( Free French Naval Forces).[1][96]
Z32  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Zerstörer 1936A (Mob) destroyer was hit by gunfire from HMCS Haida and HMCS Huron (both  Royal Canadian Navy) and beached off the Île de Batz, Finistère, France (48°47′N 04°07′W / 48.783°N 4.117°W / 48.783; -4.117).[1][97]
ZH1  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Gerard Callenburgh-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in a surface battle off the Île de Batz by HMS Ashanti ( Royal Navy).[1][98]

10 June

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Charles Morgan  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France by Luftwaffe aircraft.[99]
USS Glennon  United States Navy World War II: After striking a mine in the Baie de la Seine off Quinéville, Manche, France, on 8 June and being abandoned on 9 June due to shelling from German shore-based artillery, the Gleaves-class destroyer sank at (49°31′15″N 001°09′16″W / 49.52083°N 1.15444°W / 49.52083; -1.15444).
Hiyoshi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Malacca (3°05′N 99°56′E / 3.083°N 99.933°E / 3.083; 99.933) by HMS Tantalus ( Royal Navy).[1][100]
Innsbruck  Germany World War II: The hospital ship was sunk in an American air raid on Trieste, Italy.[1]
Lynghaug  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Overlord: The cargo ship was sunk as a breakwater as part of Gooseberry 3 off Gold Beach, Arromanches-les-Bains, Calvados, France.[101]
USS LCI(L)-416  United States Navy World War II: The LCI-351-class landing craft infantry struck a mine and sank off Omaha Beach, Normandy.[1][102]
USS LST-499  United States Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 2-class landing ship tank was sunk by mine off Normandy (49°30′N 01°10′W / 49.500°N 1.167°W / 49.500; -1.167).[1][103]
Mistral  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Bourrasque-class destroyer was shelled and damaged in the English Channel off Quinéville, Manche. She was declared a constructive total loss.[1]
HMMTB 681  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands in an attack on a convoy escorted by V 1314 Gustav Hugo Deiters, V 2021 Nurnberg and V 2022 Emil Colsmann (all  Kriegsmarine).[1][104]
R-110  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines off Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands.[105]
R-213  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk by mines north of Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[4]
Ro-111  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (00°26′N 149°16′E / 0.433°N 149.267°E / 0.433; 149.267) by USS Taylor ( United States Navy).[106]
Toyama Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Ryukyu Islands by USS Sturgeon ( United States Navy).[107]
U-821  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France (48°31′N 5°11′W / 48.517°N 5.183°W / 48.517; -5.183) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force and four de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 248 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 50 of her 51 crew.
UJ 6078 La Havraise  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser/naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk 12 nautical miles (22 km) southeast of La Ciotat (43°08′N 05°36′E / 43.133°N 5.600°E / 43.133; 5.600) by HMS Untiring ( Royal Navy). 40 crewmen killed, 20 survived.[108][109]
V 1314 Gustav Hugo Deiters  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder by HMS MTB 666, HMS MTB 681, HMS MTB 683, HMS MTB 684, HMS MTB 687 and HMS MTB 723 (all  Royal Navy).[1]
V 2020 Alexander Becker  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Egmond aan Zee by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[110]
V 2021 Nurnberg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder by HMMTB 666, HMMTB 681, HMMTB 683, HMMTB 684, HMMTB 687 and HMMTB 723 (all  Royal Navy).[1]
V 2022 Emil Colsmann  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder by HMMTB 666, HMMTB 681, HMMTB 683, HMMTB 684, HMMTB 687 and HMMTB 723 (all  Royal Navy).[1]

11 June

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Asanagi Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Philippine Sea off Jolo, Philippines, by USS Redfin ( United States Navy). She was beached at (06°00′N 120°50′E / 6.000°N 120.833°E / 6.000; 120.833), declared a constructive total loss and abandoned.[111][112]
Ashanti  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by S 177 and S 178 (both  Kriegsmarine).[1]
Brackenfield  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by S 177 and S 178 (both  Kriegsmarine).[1]
Chihaya Maru  Japan World War II: The fishing vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb ( United States Navy).[1]
Dungrange  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by S 177 and S 178 (both  Kriegsmarine).[1]
Halsted  Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and severely damaged by German E-boats, or Jaguar and Möwe (all  Kriegsmarine), off Normandy, France. Declared a constructive total loss.[113]
Kainan Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Andaman Sea off Phuket, Thailand by HMS Stoic ( Royal Navy).[1]
Keiyo Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by vessels of Task Group 58.4 ( United States Navy).[1]
Kokku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The netlayer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean by vessels of Task Group 58.4 ( United States Navy).[1]
USS LCI(L)-219  United States Navy World War II: The LCI-1-class landing craft infantry was sunk by German aircraft off Normandy.[114]
USS LST-496  United States Navy World War II: The landing ship tank struck a mine off Normandy. Although assistance was given by USS Altus, USS Amesbury, USS ATA-125 and USS LCI-530 (all  United States Navy), the ship capsized and sank.[115]
HMMGB 17  Royal Navy World War II: The BPB 70'-class motor gun boat was sunk by a mine off Normandy, France.[116]
HMMTB 448  Royal Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was sunk in the English Channel in a battle with S 84, S 100, S 112, S 130, S 136, S 138, S 142, S 144, S 146, S 150 and S 167 (all  Kriegsmarine).[1]
Otori  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by ships of Task Group 58.4 ( United States Navy).[1]
USS Partridge  United States Navy World War II: The tugboat, a former Lapwing-class minesweeper, was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Vierville-sur-Mer, Calvados (49°30′N 00°50′E / 49.500°N 0.833°E / 49.500; 0.833) by a Kriegsmarine E-boat.[117]
Ro-42  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaichū type submarine was Hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean (10°05′N 168°22′E / 10.083°N 168.367°E / 10.083; 168.367) by USS Bangust ( United States Navy)[118]
S 130  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot was attacked and severely damaged in the English Channel of Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure by Allied aircraft.[1]
S 136  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was sunk by Duff ( Royal Navy), Sioux ( Royal Canadian Navy) and ORP Krakowiak ( Polish Navy).[69]
Sesame  Royal Navy World War II: The Assurance-class rescue tug was torpedoed and sunk by a German E-boat off Normandy, France.[119]
Toten Maru  Japan World War II: The fishing vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb ( United States Navy).[1]
U-980  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway (63°07′N 0°26′E / 63.117°N 0.433°E / 63.117; 0.433) by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew.[120]

12 June

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Batavia Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (17°32′N 143°17′E / 17.533°N 143.283°E / 17.533; 143.283) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Bokuyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Fukoku Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Hinko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°28′N 144°19′E / 17.467°N 144.317°E / 17.467; 144.317) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Imizu Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°10′E / 17.533°N 144.167°E / 17.533; 144.167) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Kainan Maru  Japan World War II: The passenger-cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Andaman Sea off Phuket, Thailand, by the submarine HMS Stoic ( Royal Navy).
Kamishima Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°10′E / 17.533°N 144.167°E / 17.533; 144.167) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Keiyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The aircraft transport was bombed and damaged off Saipan by United States Navy aircraft. She was successfully beached on Saipan, but bombed and destroyed on 13 June. The crew was absorbed by the Saipan Garrison and were all killed in the Battle of Saipan, her captain being killed in the final banzai charges.[121]
Kokko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The auxiliary netlayer was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°01′E / 17.533°N 144.017°E / 17.533; 144.017) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
HMS MGB 17  Royal Navy World War II: The motor gun boat was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by S 171 ( Kriegsmarine).[1]
Moji Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Nitcho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 143°10′E / 17.533°N 143.167°E / 17.533; 143.167) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Ōtori  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The Ōtori-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk 180 nautical miles (333 km) northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°00′E / 17.533°N 144.000°E / 17.533; 144.000) by United States Navy aircraft.[122]
R-95  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines off Gravelines, Nord, France.[105]
R 231  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was scuttled at Caen, Calvados, France.[1]
Reikai Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°30′N 144°00′E / 17.500°N 144.000°E / 17.500; 144.000) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
S 153  Kriegsmarine Word War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Adriatic Sea off Hvar, Yugoslavia by HMS Eggesford ( Royal Navy).[1]
HMS Sickle  Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea off Kythira, Greece.
Southern  United States The 18-gross ton, 40.6-foot (12.4 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Hoonah, Territory of Alaska.[123]
Tenryugawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy 4611: The transport ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan (17°32′N 144°01′E / 17.533°N 144.017°E / 17.533; 144.017) by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
Tsushima Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 4611: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk northwest of Saipan by United States Navy aircraft.[121]
U-490  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type XIV submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°47′N 40°08′W / 42.783°N 40.133°W / 42.783; -40.133) by USS Frost, USS Huse, USS Inch, USS Snowden (DE-246) and aircraft based on USS Croatan (all  United States Navy). All 60 crew survived.
V 206 Otto Bröhan  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Caen.[1]
V 212 Friedrich Busse  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was scuttled at Caen.[1]
V 1250  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in an Allied air raid on Wesermünde.[1]
V 1507 Rau I  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1]
Vs 217  Kriegsmarine World War II: The patrol boat struck a mine and sank in the Pomeranian Bight.[1]

13 June

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS Boadicea  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy EBC 8: The B-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Portland, Dorset (50°28′12″N 2°29′30″W / 50.47000°N 2.49167°W / 50.47000; -2.49167) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 126 of her 138 crew.
CHa-51  Imperial Japanese Navy The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser was lost off Rabaul, New Guinea to unknown causes.[124]
Fenja  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea east of Kalymnos, Greece.[1]
I-33  Imperial Japanese Navy The B1 type submarine sank in the Iyo Nada near Kure, Japan during diving trials when wood scaffolding from recent work jammed the starboard main induction valve. One hundred and two crewmen were killed; there were two survivors. She was raised and scrapped in 1953.[125]
KM-08  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was shelled by BK-213 and BK-322 (both  Soviet Navy), rammed by BK-213, then run aground on the shore of Lake Peipus and wrecked on rocks. Two crewmen were rescued. 4 crewmen were captured, of which 2 later died.[26]
HMS LCT 967  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank was sunk by a mine.[126]
M 83  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel off Cap La Hougue, Manche, France by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[1]
HMS MMS 229  Royal Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Normandy.[127]
R-50  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines off Tourville-sur-Arques, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1][105]
R-97  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.[1][105]
Ro-36  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaichu type submarine was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) east of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (15°21′N 147°00′E / 15.350°N 147.000°E / 15.350; 147.000) by USS Melvin ( United States Navy). Seventy-seven crewmen were killed.[128]
Reiaas  Norway World War II: Convoy FWC 5: The cargo ship collided in the English Channel off Normandy, France with Folda ( United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of two of her 25 crew. Some of the survivors were rescued by Rowansfield ( United Kingdom).[129]
S 178  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was attacked and sunk in the English Channel by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.[1][69]
S 179  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was attacked and sunk in the English Channel by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.[1][69]
S 189  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was attacked and sunk in the English Channel by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of 143 and 236 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.[1][69]
Takashima Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb ( United States Navy). Survivors were rescued by Hatsuhara ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[1][130]
U-715  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Faroe Islands (62°55′N 2°59′W / 62.917°N 2.983°W / 62.917; -2.983) by a Consolidated PBY Canso aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of 36 of her 52 crew.[131]

14 June

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1944
Ship Country Description
HMT Birdlip  Royal Navy World War II: The Hill-class trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 5°N 9°W / 5°N 9°W / 5; -9) by U-547 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Inkpen and HMT Turcoman (both  Royal Navy).[132]
USS Golet  United States Navy World War II: The Gato-class submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off northern Honshu, Japan (41°04′N 141°31′E / 41.067°N 141.517°E / 41.067; 141.517) by the guardship Miya Maru and the auxiliary submarine chaser Bunzan Maru (both  Imperial Japanese Navy), and Japanese aircraft.[133]
Koan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea (04°33′N 122°23′E / 4.550°N 122.383°E / 4.550; 122.383) by USS Rasher ( United States Navy). A gunner and 13 crewmen were killed.[83]
M-83  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Auderville, Manche, France by HMS Ashanti ( Royal Navy) and ORP Piorun ( Polish Navy). 70 crew were killed.[134][135][136]
M-343  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was shelled and sunk off Jersey, Channel Islands.[137]
R-73  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines in the eastern Baltic Sea.[105]
R-141  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-130 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft west of Wesermünde.[138]
R-182  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[4]
Saint Basile  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°03′N 9°14′W / 5.050°N 9.233°W / 5.050; -9.233) by U-547 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of the 64 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMT Inkpen and HMT Turcoman (both  Royal Navy).[139]
V 1537  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/patrol ship was sunk on this date.[140]
V 1540  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/patrol ship was sunk on this date.[140]
V 1541  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/patrol ship was sunk on this date.[140]

15 June

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 60  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1]
Amerskerk  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Netherlands by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force.[1]
HMS Blackwood  Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off Brittany, France (50°07′N 2°15′W / 50.117°N 2.250°W / 50.117; -2.250) by U-764 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 58 of her 156 crew. Although taken in tow, she foundered the next day off Portland Bill, Dorset.[141]
CHa-54  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in the Mariana Islands by American aircraft.[124]
Erlangen  Germany World War II: The hospital ship was bombed and set afire by Allied aircraft at Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy. She was beached. Later towed to Genoa for repair.[1]
Falke  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 23 torpedo boat was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre (49°30′N 00°07′E / 49.500°N 0.117°E / 49.500; 0.117).[142]
Gustav Nachtigal  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Schiermonnikoog by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command.[1]
Jaguar  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 24 torpedo boat was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre (49°30′N 00°07′E / 49.500°N 0.117°E / 49.500; 0.117).[143]
Kanseishi Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 81 nautical miles (150 km) south-east of Tori Jima (29°30′N 141°14′E / 29.500°N 141.233°E / 29.500; 141.233) by USS Swordfish ( United States Navy). Two people were killed.[144]
M-103  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk by gunfire and air-dropped torpedoes off De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands in an attack by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command. 3 crew were killed.[1][145][146]
M-402  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1940 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[147]
M 507  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1916 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft at Bolougne.[148]
M-550  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1915 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne.[149]
M 3801  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M-3802  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft off Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France.[150]
M 3822  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 3855  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 3873  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 3874  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
M 4327  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
Ma-101  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary net layer/minelayer, a Bar-class boom defence vessel, was shelled and sunk in Tanapag Harbor, Saipan by USS Halsey Powell ( United States Navy). Raised and repaired by Allied forces 1944–45. Ceded to the Republic of China as a War Reparation in 1947. Captured by the Red Chinese in 1949.[151]
HMS Mourne  Royal Navy World War II: The River-class frigate was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (49°35′N 5°30′W / 49.583°N 5.500°W / 49.583; -5.500) by U-767 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 110 crew.[152]
Möwe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 23 torpedo boat was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France (49°30′N 00°07′E / 49.500°N 0.117°E / 49.500; 0.117).[153]
PA-1  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France.[154]
PA-2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France.[155]
PA-3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Le Havre, France.[156]
R-51  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines in the Seine. Raised and towed to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure.[1][105]
R-92  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[105]
R-125  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was rocketed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[105]
R-129  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[105]
R-130  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-130 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Bolougne, France.[138]
R 182  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
R-237  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-218 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Bolougne, France.[58]
RA 9  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper, a former Fairmile B motor launch, was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
Ro-44  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-35-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marshall Islands (11°13′N 164°15′E / 11.217°N 164.250°E / 11.217; 164.250) by USS Burden R. Hastings ( United States Navy).[157]
Ro-114  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Philippine Sea west of Tinian, Marshall Islands by USS Melvin and USS Wadleigh (both  United States Navy).[158]
S-66  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-84  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-100  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-138  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-142  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-143  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-144  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
S-146  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-150  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-169  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-171  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-172  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-173  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-187  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
S-188  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1939/40 E-boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[69]
Shiratsuyu  Imperial Japanese Navy The Shiratsuyu-class destroyer collided in the Philippine Sea off Mindanao, Philippines (0°09′N 126°51′E / 0.150°N 126.850°E / 0.150; 126.850) with Seiyo Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy) and sank with the loss of 104 of her 180 crew.
Sonderberg  Germany World War II: The tanker was scuttled as a blockship at Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure.[1]
T31  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Gulf of Finland by Soviet Navy torpedo boats.[1]
TA26  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by USS PT-552, USS PT-558, and USS PT-559 (all  United States Navy) with the loss of 90 lives.[1][94]
TA30  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariete-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by USS PT-552, USS PT-558, and USS PT-559 (all  United States Navy) with the loss of 20 lives.[94]
Thames  Germany World War II: The tug was sunk at Le Havre in and Allied air raid.[159]
Trapu France Vichy France World War II: The tug was sunk at Le Havre in and Allied air raid.[159]
U-860  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was sunk in the South Atlantic south of Saint Helena (25°27′S 5°30′W / 25.450°S 5.500°W / -25.450; -5.500) in a depth charge and rocket attack by seven Grumman TBM Avenger and Grumman F4F Wildcat aircraft based on USS Solomons ( United States Navy) with the loss of 42 of her 62 crew.[160]
U-987  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea west of Narvik, Norway (68°01′N 5°08′E / 68.017°N 5.133°E / 68.017; 5.133) by HMS Satyr ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 53 crew.[161]
V 205 Franz Westermann  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in an Allied air raid on St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.[162][163]
V 207 Heinrich Buermann  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1505 Wal 8  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1506 Wal 9  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk by aircraft off Le Havre, France.[164]
V 1511 Unitas 7  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1537  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1540  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1541  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
V 1805 Senateur Louis Brindeau  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Le Havre.[1]
Von der Lippe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The R boat tender, a former Type 1916 minesweeper, was sunk by British aircraft at Boulogne.[165]

16 June

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[1]
AF 11  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Artilleriefährprahm was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Alert  United Kingdom World War II: The buoy tender struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France.[1]
CHANT 69  United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized in the English Channel off Normandy. She was later sunk by gunfire from a Royal Navy ship.
Brommy  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Columbine  South Africa World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic off Cape Town, South Africa (32°44′S 17°22′E / 32.733°S 17.367°E / -32.733; 17.367) by U-198 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 52 crew.[166]
Hinode Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Halmahera, New Guinea by USS Bream ( United States Navy).[1]
I-6  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The I-6-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north east of Hachijo Shima by Toyokawa Maru ( Japan) when she surfaced near a Japanese convoy, in a case of mistaken identity. Lost with all 104 hands.[167]
HMS LCT 589  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 4-class landing craft tank was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea to prevent capture.[168]
M 402  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
M 3650  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
M 3815  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Nanshin Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Tarakan, Netherlands East Indies by USS Bluefish ( United States Navy).[1]
R-79  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Boulogne.[169]
R-81  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Boulogne.[105]
R 92  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 96  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 100  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 117  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and severely damaged in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 125  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 129  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 232  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
R 237  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
HMT Southern Pride  Royal Navy The naval whaler was wrecked near Freetown, Sierra Leone.[170]
Tatsutakawa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Boyd and USS Charrette (both  United States Navy).[1]
U-998  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and damaged at Bergen, Norway by a de Havilland Mosquito aircraft of 333 Squadron, Royal Air Force. She was consequently withdrawn from service and scrapped.[171]
V 1814 Linz  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
V 1815 Loodsboot 6  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Von der Groben  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Von der Lippe  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in a British air raid at Boulogne.[1]
Yuki Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Halmahera by USS Bream ( United States Navy).[1]

17 June

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Altayskiy Komsomolets TK-35  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[172]
CHa-56  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The CHa-1-class auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk in the Mariana Islands by American aircraft.[124]
Dixie  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea off Kiberg, Norway, by an Ilyushin Il-4 aircraft of the Soviet Air Force with the loss of one crew member.[173]
F 542  Kriegsmarine World War II: Operation Broussard: The Type C Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Elba, Italy by United States Navy PT Boats.[1]
Giuliana  Germany World War II: The coastal tanker was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Quarnaro by Le Fantasque and Le Terrible (both  Free French Naval Forces).[1]
Kinshu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Hake ( United States Navy).[174]
USS LCI(G)-468  United States Navy World War II: Operation Forager: The landing craft gunboat was torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean off Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. She was scuttled by USS Stembel ( United States Navy).[1]
M 133  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off the Cotentin Peninsula, Manche, France by HMMTB 748 ( Royal Navy). She was taken in to Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Villaine. Scuttled as a blockship on 6 August.[1]
M 546  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1915 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by Canadian aircraft at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[175]
M 3238  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands.[1]
M 3240  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[140]
M 3242  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[140]
M 3243  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[140]
Minyo Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was bombed and sunk at Sorong, Netherlands East Indies by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force.[1]
Nipponkai Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary transport (a.k.a. Nihonkai Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 118 nautical miles (219 km) off Cape Augustin, Mindanao, Philippines (06°33′N 127°55′E / 6.550°N 127.917°E / 6.550; 127.917) by USS Flounder ( United States Navy). 20 crewmen were killed. Survivors were rescued by CHa-64 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[176]
RO-117  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) south east of Saipan (11°05′N 150°31′E / 11.083°N 150.517°E / 11.083; 150.517) by a United States Navy Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator of Squadron VB-109. Lost with all 55 hands.[177]
Sanko Maru No. 12  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Sorong by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force.[1]
Shofuku Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Sorong by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fifth Air Force.[1]

18 June

For the foundering of HMS Quail on this day, see the entry for 15 November 1943.
List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Albert C. Field  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Bugsee  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Hamburg.[1]
Eiko Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was sunk off Penang, Malaya by HMS Truculent ( Royal Navy).[1]
F 4777  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MZ-B landing craft was sunk on this date.[178]
Henry John  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Hamburg.[1]
Komsomolets Oyrotii TK-45  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[172]
USS LCI(G)-468  United States Navy World War II: The LCI-351-class landing craft infantry was torpedoed by Japanese aircraft 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of Guam (31°28′N 148°18′E / 31.467°N 148.300°E / 31.467; 148.300). Scuttled by USS Stembel ( United States Navy).[179]
USS PT-63  United States Navy The ELCO 77'-class PT boat was burned in a refueling accident at Hamburg Bay, Emirau (01°45′S 150°01′E / 1.750°S 150.017°E / -1.750; 150.017).[180]
USS PT-107  United States Navy The ELCO 80'-class PT boat was burned in a refueling accident at Hamburg Bay, Emirau (01°45′S 150°10′E / 1.750°S 150.167°E / -1.750; 150.167).[181]
U-767  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south west of Guernsey, Channel Islands (49°03′N 3°13′W / 49.050°N 3.217°W / 49.050; -3.217) by HMS Fame, HMS Inconstant and HMS Havelock (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of 49 of her 50 crew.[182]
UJ 316  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Sulina, Soviet Union.[1]
VMV 17  Merivoimat World War II: The VMV 8-class patrol craft was sunk in Tiurinsaari Island by Soviet aircraft. Six crewmen were killed.[183][184]

19 June

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1944
Ship Country Description
USS ATR-15  United States Navy The ATR-1-class rescue tug was lost by grounding off Normandy, France.[185]
CHANT 7  United Kingdom The Channel tanker capsized and was driven ashore in Normandy.
Garoet  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (12°30′S 64°00′E / 12.500°S 64.000°E / -12.500; 64.000) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 88 of her 98 crew. Survivors were rescued by Nirvana ( United Kingdom) or reached land in their lifeboat.[186]
I-184  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai-class submarine was sunk in the Philippine Sea by aircraft based on USS Suwannee ( United States Navy).[187]
USS LST-523  United States Navy World War II: The Mk 2-class landing ship tank was sunk by a mine off Normandy (49°30′N 01°10′W / 49.500°N 1.167°W / 49.500; -1.167). 117 of the 145 crew killed.[188][189]
Pestel'  Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea (41°03′N 39°42′E / 41.050°N 39.700°E / 41.050; 39.700) by U-20 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of her 66 crew. Survivors were rescued by Soviet Navy patrol boats.[190]
Shōkaku  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Cavalla ( United States Navy) with the loss of 1,272 of her 1,842 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hatsuzuki, Urakaze, Wakatsuki and Yahagi (all  Imperial Japanese Navy).
Taihō  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea by USS Albacore ( United States Navy) with the loss of 1,650 of her 2,150 crew.
UJ 1209  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KUJ-class naval trawler/submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in The North Sea off Tanafjord by S-104 ( Soviet Navy).[1]
V 211 Seydlitz  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk by Allied motor torpedo boats west of Jersey, Channel Islands.[191]
Westdale  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.[1]

20 June

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Cebre France Vichy France World War II: The tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Ultor ( Royal Navy).[1]
DC 38  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter was sunk on this date.[140]
Gen'yō Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Itsukushima Maru-class fleet oiler was bombed and damaged in the Philippine Sea 950 nautical miles (1,760 km) east of Luzon by Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft based on USS Wasp ( United States Navy). She was scuttled by Uzuki ( Imperial Japanese Navy) (15°35′N 133°30′E / 15.583°N 133.500°E / 15.583; 133.500).[192]
Hiyō  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Hiyō-class aircraft carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea (16°20′N 132°23′E / 16.333°N 132.383°E / 16.333; 132.383) by Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft from USS Belleau Wood ( United States Navy) with the loss of 247 of her 1,224 crew.
USS LCT-208  United States Navy The LCT Mk 5-class landing craft tank ran aground and sank off Algeria.[193]
HMAS Matafele  Royal Australian Navy The passenger-cargo ship foundered during a voyage from Townsville, Australia, to Milne Bay, New Guinea, probably on this date, with the loss of all 37 people on board.
Nichibi Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Saragan Strait off the south coast of Mindanao, Philippines (05°36′N 125°17′E / 5.600°N 125.283°E / 5.600; 125.283) by USS Hake ( United States Navy). 97 troops, 4 gunners and 18 crewmen were killed. 644 survivors were rescued by Kitakami Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[194]
Otter  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Lauting-class minelayer was bombed and sunk by Soviet aircraft at Kirkomansaari, Finland.[195]
Seiyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The Standard Type 1TL oiler was bombed and damaged in the Philippine Sea by Douglas SBD Dauntless, Grumman TBF Avenger and Grumman F6F Hellcat aircraft from USS Wasp ( United States Navy). She was scuttled by Yukikaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy). Three crewmen were killed.[196]
T31  Kriegsmarine World War II: 1st Battle of Nerva Island: The Elbing-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk by TK-37 and TK-60, (both  Soviet Navy), off the Koivisto Islands, Finland. 76 crewmen were killed; 8 survivors were rescued and made prisoners of war.[197]
TK-94  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[172]

21 June

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 32  Kriegsmarine World War II: The type C Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in a Soviet air raid on Vyborg, Soviet Union.[1]
Bolzano  Kriegsmarine World War II: The inoperable Trento-class cruiser was sunk at La Spezia, Liguria by Italian commando frogmen. Refloated post-war and scrapped in 1947.
USCGC CG-83415  United States Navy The 83' patrol boat was wrecked at Normandy in a storm.[198]
USCGC CG-83477  United States Navy The 83' patrol boat was wrecked at Normandy in a storm.[198]
F 454  Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[21]
F 4768  Kriegsmarine The MZ-B landing craft was sunk on this date.[178]
FMa 07  Kriegsmarine World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[1]
HMS Fury  Royal Navy
HMS Fury aground
World War II: The F-class destroyer struck a mine in the English Channel off Sword Beach, Normandy, France. She was taken in tow but driven ashore after the tow parted. Declared a total loss.
Kanan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk south of the Strait of Makassar by USS Bluefish ( United States Navy).[1]
M 538  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1916 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Viipuri, later raised and towed to Hel.[184][199]
Memelland  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Elbe.[1]
No. 905  Soviet Navy The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[200]
PiLB 392  Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 Type landing craft was lost on this date.[24]
SF 284  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Monemvasia, Greece by HMS Unsparing ( Royal Navy).[1]
Sybille  Germany World War II: The barge was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Monemvasia by HMS Unsparing ( Royal Navy).[1]
UJ-2106 Tenedos  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser, a former Aliakon-class minelayer, was sunk by HMS Unsparing ( Royal Navy) in the Mediterranean Sea south of Pelopenes.[1][6]
TA25  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Cyclone-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Viareggio, Italy by United States Navy PT boats with the loss of 60 lives.[1]
Taisto  Merivoimat World War II: The T-class motor torpedo boat was sunk south of Oritsaari Island by Soviet Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft. One crewman was killed, three wounded.[201][184]

22 June

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Canosa France Vichy France World War II: The blockship was torpedoed and sunk at Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[1]
Diamant  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Saphir-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon, Var, France.[1]
Eurydice  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ariane-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[1]
Galatée  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sirène-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[1]
I-185  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai-class submarine was sunk in the Pacific Ocean (15°55′N 147°09′E / 15.917°N 147.150°E / 15.917; 147.150) by USS Chandler and USS Newcomb (both  United States Navy). Lost with all 95 hands.[202]
Nagaragawa Maru  Empire of Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan (34°36′N 137°56′E / 34.600°N 137.933°E / 34.600; 137.933) by USS Batfish ( United States Navy).[1][203]
President Dal Piaz France Vichy France World War II: The blockship was torpedoed and sunk at Cassis by HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[1]
Sirène  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sirène-class submarine was sunk in an American air raid on Toulon.[1]
UJ 2507  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[204]

23 June

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Abba  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Aegean Sea off Antikythera by HMS Vampire ( Royal Navy).[1]
Belgium Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Mindoro Strait off Mindoro, Philippines (13°11′N 120°27′E / 13.183°N 120.450°E / 13.183; 120.450) by USS Flier ( United States Navy) and beached. Later refloated and towed to Manila. She was too severely damaged to be repaired and used as a stationary anti-aircraft battery.[205]
Dornia Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The landing craft was torpedoed and sunk off Ceram Island, Netherlands East Indies by HNLMS K XIV ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[1]
Hydra  Germany World War II: The supply ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands by four Royal Canadian Navy and four Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[1]
M 4624  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off St Helier by four Royal Canadian Navy and four Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[1]
Nesttun  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France and was consequently beached.[1]
R 79  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne by Allied aircraft.[1]
S 190  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was damaged in the English Channel in a battle with Royal Navy destroyers and was abandoned.[1]
HMS Scylla  Royal Navy World War II: The Dido-class cruiser struck a mine in the English Channel and was severely damaged. She was towed to Portsmouth, Hampshire, where she was declared a constructive total loss.
Shoun Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Shoun Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk at Rota, Mariana Islands (14°10′N 145°10′E / 14.167°N 145.167°E / 14.167; 145.167) by a Grumman TBF Avenger from USS Yorktown ( United States Navy). Six crewmen were killed.[206]
UJ 307  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Varna, Romania.[1]
UJ 2306  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Varna.[1]

24 June

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 66  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type B Artilleriefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Cap La Hougue, Manche, France by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[1]
Alexander von Humboldt  Germany World War II: The hospital ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Wesermünde.[1]
Aso Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea off Leyte, Philippines by USS Redfin ( United States Navy).[111]
DB-26  Soviet Navy World War II: The motorboat was shelled and sunk in the Black Sea (43°17′N 40°44′E / 43.283°N 40.733°E / 43.283; 40.733 by U-20 ( Kriegsmarine).[207]
Derrycunihy  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (impressed military transport MTS T72) was sunk by a Luftwaffe acoustic mine off Sword Beach, Normandy, France with great loss of life among the troops of 43rd (Wessex) Reconnaissance Regiment in the after part waiting to disembark. The fore part was beached and unloaded.[208]
Empire Lough  United Kingdom World War II: The collier was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel by Kriegsmarine E-boats. She was beached at Folkestone, Kent but was declared a total loss.[88]
F 553  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[21]
Fort Norfolk  United Kingdom World War II: The Fort ship struck a mine and sank off Juno Beach, Calvados, France.[209]
I-52  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C3 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) south west of the Azores, Portugal (15°16′N 39°55′W / 15.267°N 39.917°W / 15.267; -39.917) by a Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft based on USS Bogue ( United States Navy).
Ilich  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship sank from unknown causes in the Harbor of Portland, Oregon, United States. One crewman was killed.[210]
Kennichi Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy HO-02: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (32°24′N 129°38′E / 32.400°N 129.633°E / 32.400; 129.633) by USS Tang ( United States Navy). Two gunners and 34 crewmen were killed.[211]
Kumanosan Maru or
Kumanoyama Maru
 Japan World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Yokohama by USS Greenling ( United States Navy).[1][212]
HMS Lord Austen  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was sunk by a mine off Normandy.[213]
M 3248  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[140]
HMS MMS 8  Royal Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the English Channel.[214]
Nanmei Maru No. 6  Japan World War II: The coastal tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Yokohama by USS Greenling ( United States Navy).[1]
Nasusan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HO-02: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (32°24′N 129°38′E / 32.400°N 129.633°E / 32.400; 129.633) by USS Tang ( United States Navy). 11 crewmen killed.[211]
USS PT-193  United States Navy World War II: The ELCO 80'-class PT boat ran aground and was burned to avoid capture off Noemfoor, New Guinea (00°55′S 134°52′E / 0.917°S 134.867°E / -0.917; 134.867).[215]
R 141  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in an Allied air raid on Wesermünde.[1]
San Pedro Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy Convoy MATA-23: World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Cape Bolinao, Luzon (16°17′N 119°41′E / 16.283°N 119.683°E / 16.283; 119.683) by USS Jack ( United States Navy). 8 crewmen, 2 gunners and 25 passengers killed.[216]
HMS Swift  Royal Navy World War II: The S-class destroyer was sunk by a mine off Sword Beach, Normandy.[217]
T-7 Independent State of Croatia Croatian Navy World War II: The T-class torpedo boat was attacked by HMMGB 659 HMMGB 662 and HMMGB 670 (all  Royal Navy) off Murter, Yugoslavia. She was beached on the island and burnt out.[1][218]
Tainan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy HO-02: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (32°24′N 129°38′E / 32.400°N 129.633°E / 32.400; 129.633) by USS Tang ( United States Navy). Thirty-four crewmen and an unknown number of troops were killed.[211]
Tamahoko Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Convoy HO-02: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (32°24′N 129°38′E / 32.400°N 129.633°E / 32.400; 129.633) by USS Tang ( United States Navy). Two Gunners, 33 crewmen, 560 Allied prisoners of war were killed. Some of the survivors rescued by an Imperial Japanese Navy whaler.[211]
U-971  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel north of Brest, Finistère, France (49°01′N 5°35′W / 49.017°N 5.583°W / 49.017; -5.583) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 311 Squadron, Royal Air Force and also by HMS Eskimo ( Royal Navy) and HMCS Haida ( Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of one of her 52 crew.[219]
U-1225  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea west of Bergen, Norway (63°00′N 0°50′W / 63.000°N 0.833°W / 63.000; -0.833) by a Consolidated Canso aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 56 crew.
V 205 Franz Westermann  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off Guernsey, Channel Islands by Royal Air Force aircraft.[220]
V 209 Dr. Rudolf Wahrendorff  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel off Guernsey by Royal Air Force aircraft.[221][222]

25 June

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Bison  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Le Hardi-class destroyer was rammed and sunk at Toulon, Var, France by U-642 ( Kriegsmarine).[1]
Cassino  Regia Marina World War II: The auxiliary ship was sunk by aircraft.[223]
HMS Glasgow  Royal Navy World War II: The Southampton-class cruiser was shelled and severely damaged in the English Channel by German shore-based artillery. She was under repair until August 1945.[1]
HMS Goodson  Royal Navy World War II: The Captain-class frigate was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel (50°00′N 2°49′W / 50.000°N 2.817°W / 50.000; -2.817) by U-984 ( Kriegsmarine). She was towed to Portland by HMS Bligh but was declared a total loss. Scrapped in January 1947.[224]
I-42  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2-class motor launch was lost on this date.[225]
No. 15  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2-class motor launch was lost on this date.[225]
R-79  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was bombed and sunk by aircraft at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[105]
T7 Independent State of Croatia Croatian Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was destroyed in action in the Adriatic Sea, off the island of Murter.[226]
TA34  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and severely damaged south east of Trieste, Italy. She was declared a total loss.[1]
U-269  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south east of Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom (50°01′N 2°59′W / 50.017°N 2.983°W / 50.017; -2.983) by HMS Bickerton ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 13 of her 52 crew.[227]
Yamamiya Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Halmahera, New Guinea by USS Bashaw ( United States Navy).[1]

26 June

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 85  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type D Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid on Weseremünde.[1]
Florianopolis  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and set afire by Soviet Bell P-39 Airacobra, Curtis P40 Kittyhawk and Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft and was beached off Kirkenes, Norway. Scrapped in the United Kingdom after the war.[1][228]
Gorizia  Regia Marina World War II: The Zara-class cruiser was crippled at La Spezia, Italy by manned torpedoes. Scrapped post-1946.
Harukiku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Truculent ( Royal Navy). Of 1,174 prisoners of war on board, there were 1,018 survivors.[229][230]
HMS MTB 734  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat, was bombed by Allied aircraft and sunk by Allied warships off Normandy.[231]
No. 705  Soviet Navy World War II: The R Type minesweeping boat was sunk on this date.[232]
R-46  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk at Bolbec, Seine-Inférieure, France by the detonation of a boat laden with explosives that she was towing.[1][105]
S 145  Kriegsmarine World War II: The S 139-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Selsey Bill, Sussex, United Kingdom by HMCS Chaudière and HMCS Gatineau (both  Royal Canadian Navy).[1]
U-317  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (62°03′N 1°45′E / 62.050°N 1.750°E / 62.050; 1.750) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 50 crew.
U-719  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland (55°33′N 11°02′W / 55.550°N 11.033°W / 55.550; -11.033) by HMS Bulldog with the loss of all 52 crew.[233]

27 June

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Barzha No.75  Soviet Union World War II: The barge was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tuapse by U-19 ( Kriegsmarine).[234]
Felix I  Germany World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France by HMS Ulton ( Royal Navy).[1]
Herta  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was attacked and set afire off Kirkenes, Norway by Soviet Bell P-39 Airacobra, Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk and Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft.[1]
Kizugawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Standard Peacetime Type D transport had been torpedoed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) east of Guam (13°16′N 145°11′E / 13.267°N 145.183°E / 13.267; 145.183) by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy) on 8 April 1944. She was towed to Guam where she was bombed and further damaged during an air raid on 11 April, and again on 11 and 27 June. Declared beyond repair after the raid on the 2 June scuttled by gunfire off Guam.[235]
M 4620  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands by Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boats.[1]
HMMTB 640  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was mined and sunk off Vada, Italy.[236]
Medan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MATA-23: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea in the Bashi Channel (21°10′N 120°31′E / 21.167°N 120.517°E / 21.167; 120.517) by USS Seahorse ( United States Navy). Her cargo of 8,463 tons of AvGas exploded, killing all 58 crewmen.[237][238]
HMS Pink  Royal Navy World War II: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel (49°48′N 0°49′W / 49.800°N 0.817°W / 49.800; -0.817) by U-988 ( Kriegsmarine). She was towed to Portsmouth, Hampshire but was declared a total loss. Scrapped in 1947.[239]
R-114  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk by mines in the English Channel.[105]
Tempo 3  Germany World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Nice by HMS Ultor ( Royal Navy).[1]

28 June

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1944
Ship Country Description
CD-24  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type D escort ship was torpedoed and sunk off Iwo Jima (24°44′N 140°20′E / 24.733°N 140.333°E / 24.733; 140.333) by USS Archerfish ( United States Navy).[240]
Charles W. Eliot  United States World War II: The Liberty ship struck two mines in the English Channel off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France and sank.[1]
Kondor  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 23 torpedo boat was bombed and wrecked in dry dock at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France.[1][241]
M 4611  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel off St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands by HMS Eskimo ( Royal Navy) and HMCS Huron ( Royal Canadian Navy).[1]
HMS MGB 326  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile C motor gun boat was sunk by a mine off Normandy, France.[242]
HMS Maid of Orleans  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy FXP 18: The landing ship infantry was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south east of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°06′N 0°41′W / 50.100°N 0.683°W / 50.100; -0.683) by U-988 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of the 98 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Eglington, HMS Hotham (both  Royal Navy) and Empire Roger ( United Kingdom).[243]
Nerissa  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Cape Romanov by TKA-239 ( Soviet Navy).[1][244]
Sansei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tsushima Strait by USS Sealion ( United States Navy).[1]
Shotoku Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary gunboat was lost on this date.[245]
Ussuri Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MATA-23: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Bashi Channel (06°50′N 121°30′E / 6.833°N 121.500°E / 6.833; 121.500) by USS Pargo ( United States Navy) on 27 June. Bombed and sunk on 28 June by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force. Two crewmen were killed.[238]
Vulkan  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk off Petsamo, Finland.[246]
Yamagiko Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Moro Gulf (06°50′N 121°30′E / 6.833°N 121.500°E / 6.833; 121.500) by USS Pargo ( United States Navy), killing three crewmen.[247]

29 June

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 8  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Artilleriefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid at Le Tréport, Haute-Normandie, France.[1]
Empire Portia  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FTM 22: The cargo ship was either torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off Selsey Bill, Sussex (50°33′N 0°35′W / 50.550°N 0.583°W / 50.550; -0.583) by U-988 ( Kriegsmarine), or she struck a mine. She was taken in tow by HMS LST-416 ( Royal Navy) and beached at Ryde, Isle of Wight, where she broke in two and was declared a total loss. Consequently, scrapped.[248]
H. G. Blasdel  United States World War II: Convoy ECM 17: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°07′N 0°47′W / 50.117°N 0.783°W / 50.117; -0.783) by U-984 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 76 of the 508 people on board. Survivors were rescued by buoy tender, a corvette and HMS LST 326 (all  Royal Navy). H. G. Blasdel was taken in tow and beached at Southampton, Hampshire. She broke in two and was declared a total loss. The wreck was scrapped in 1947.[249]
James A. Farrell  United States World War II: Convoy ECM 17: The Liberty ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of St. Catherine's Point (50°07′N 0°47′W / 50.117°N 0.783°W / 50.117; -0.783) by U-984 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of the 494 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS LST 50 ( Royal Navy). James A. Farrell was beached at Netley, Hampshire and declared a total loss. She was scrapped in situ.[250]
John A. Treutlen  United States World War II: The Liberty ship, on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of St. Catherine's Point (50°07′N 0°47′W / 50.117°N 0.783°W / 50.117; -0.783) by U-984 ( Kriegsmarine). Sixty-one of her 74 crew were rescued by HMCS Buctouche ( Royal Canadian Navy) and USS LST-336 ( United States Navy). John A. Treutlen was beached at Southampton, where she was declared a total loss.[251]
Katori Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Standard Peacetime Type D Transport was torpedoed and sunk 11 nautical miles (20 km) north of Caminguin Island, Mindanao, Philippines (19°00′N 121°42′E / 19.000°N 121.700°E / 19.000; 121.700) by USS Growler ( United States Navy). 44 crewmen were killed.[252]
Libau  Sweden World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea north of Kolberg, Pomerania, Germany.[1]
Nellore  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (07°51′S 75°20′E / 7.850°S 75.333°E / -7.850; 75.333) by I-8 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). 79 passengers and crew were killed, 10 were taken prisoner, 112 were rescued by HMS Lossie ( Royal Navy). 10 survivors sailed 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km) to Sambevany, Madagascar, arriving a month later.[253]
Niho Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south east of Singapore by USS Flasher ( United States Navy).[1]
Toyama Maru  Japan World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk off Tokunoshima, Kagoshima by USS Sturgeon ( United States Navy) with the loss of about 5,400 lives. There were about 600 survivors.
Tsugaru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Tsugaru-class minelayer was torpedoed and sunk in Cenderawasih Bay off Biak, Netherlands East Indies (2°19′N 127°57′E / 2.317°N 127.950°E / 2.317; 127.950) by USS Darter ( United States Navy) with the loss of most of her crew.
U-988  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel west of Guernsey, Channel Islands (49°37′N 3°41′W / 49.617°N 3.683°W / 49.617; -3.683) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 244 Squadron, Royal Air Force and also by HMS Cooke, HMS Domett, HMS Duckworth and HMS Essington (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.[254]
USS Valor  United States Navy The Accentor-class minesweeper was in collision with USS Richard W. Suesens ( United States Navy) in Buzzards Bay off Mishaum Point, Massachusetts (41°28′N 70°57′W / 41.467°N 70.950°W / 41.467; -70.950) and sank with the loss of seven of her fourteen crew.

30 June

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1944
Ship Country Description
Empire Portia  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the English Channel off Selsey Bill, Sussex. She was taken in tow by USS LST-416 ( United States Navy). The ship was beached north of Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight the next day but her back broke on 4 July and she was declared a total loss. Stern section salvaged in September 1944, bow section in April 1945 and scrapped.[88]
Hyakufuku Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Chichi Jima by USS Plaice ( United States Navy.[1]
Matsukawa Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy SAMA-08: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (14°15′N 119°40′E / 14.250°N 119.667°E / 14.250; 119.667) by USS Jack ( United States Navy). Two crewmen, five gunners, fifteen soldiers and nine passengers were killed.[216][255]
Nikkin Maru  Japan World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Yellow Sea by USS Tang ( United States Navy) with the loss of 3,219 lives.[256][1][79]
SF 282  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[60]
TK-43, TK-63
and TK-161
 Soviet Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boats were sunk in the Baltic Sea by German minesweepers.[26]
Trinchen Behrens  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Jade Bight.[1]
Tsurushima Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy SAMA-08: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (14°15′N 119°40′E / 14.250°N 119.667°E / 14.250; 119.667) by USS Jack ( United States Navy). 44 crewmen, 18 Gunners and 15 passengers killed.[216][255]
U-478  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Faroe Islands (63°27′N 0°50′W / 63.450°N 0.833°W / 63.450; -0.833) by a Consolidated PBY Canso aircraft of 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 52 crew.[257]
UJ 1408  Kriegsmarine World War II: The MOB-FD-class submarine chaser was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Concarneau, Finistère, France by Allied de Havilland Mosquito aircraft.[1]
V 422 Bunnemann  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Seelowe-class naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was sunk at Lorient by Allied aircraft.[258]

Unknown date

For the scuttling of the German ship Sonderberg in connection with the Normandy Landings during June 1944, see the entry for 15 September 1942.
List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1944
Ship Country Description
Amythyste  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[259]
Bosna Naval Jack of the Independent State of Croatia.svg Navy of the Independent State of Croatia World War II: The river monitor struck a mine in the Una and sank.[260]
Empire Tamar  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as part of Gooseberry 5, Sword Beach, Ouistreham, Calvados, France.[88]
Empire Tana  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk a part of Gooseberry 5.[88]
F 504  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk sometime in June.[21]
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,