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

May 1944
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1 May

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Asosan Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed in the Philippine Sea east of Mindanao, Philippines 7°07′N 129°56′E / 7.117°N 129.933°E / 7.117; 129.933 by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy). The submarine returned the next day and sank her with gunfire. Three crewmen were killed.[1][2][3]
CH-10  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy Higashi-Matsu No. 6: The CH-4-class submarine chaser ran aground and was wrecked off the north tip of Palau (07°20′N 134°30′E / 7.333°N 134.500°E / 7.333; 134.500). She was abandoned by her crew the next day.[4]
HMS HDML 1380  Royal Navy The Harbour Defence Motor Launch sank in the Aegean Sea in a storm. Seven crew died in the sinking or of their wounds.[5][6]
Janeta  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 900 nautical miles (1,700 km) south by west of Ascension Island (18°14′S 20°00′W / 18.233°S 20.000°W / -18.233; -20.000) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of thirteen of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Alger ( United States Navy), Freja ( Sweden) and another vessel.[7]
KP 283  Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[8]
KT 2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The transport was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa, Italy.[1]
Medea  Germany World War II: The transport ship struck a mine and sank in the Jade Bight.[1]
Siena  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port-Vendres, Pyrénées-Orientales, France by HMS Untiring ( Royal Navy).[1]
U-277  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Arctic Ocean south west of Bear Island, Norway (73°24′N 15°32′E / 73.400°N 15.533°E / 73.400; 15.533) by a Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 842 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Fencer ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 50 crew.[9]
UJ 209  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was sunk at Breda di Piave, Veneto, Italy by Allied aircraft. Later raised.[10]
UJ 2144 Eleni  Kriegsmarine The auxiliary submarine chaser was lost on this date.[11]
USS YP-95  United States Navy The yard patrol boat ran aground and sank in Beyer Bay, Adak, Alaska.[12]

2 May

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Amagi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Andaman Sea by HMS Tantalus ( Royal Navy). Torpedoed again the next day and sunk 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Port Blair, Andaman Islands (10°54′N 93°12′E / 10.900°N 93.200°E / 10.900; 93.200). Four troops were killed. Survivors rescued by Kyo Maru No. 1 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[13]
USS Parrott  United States Navy The Clemson-class destroyer was in collision with the Liberty ship John Morton ( United States) at Norfolk, Virginia and was beached. Severely damaged, she was not repaired.
Ryoyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Kuril Islands by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[1][14]
U-674  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Arctic Ocean of Narvik, Norway (70°32′N 4°37′E / 70.533°N 4.617°E / 70.533; 4.617) by a rocket attack from a Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 842 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm based on HMS Fencer ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 49 crew.[15]
U-959  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Arctic Ocean south east of Jan Mayen, Norway (69°20′N 0°20′W / 69.333°N 0.333°W / 69.333; -0.333) by a Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 842 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Fencer ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 53 crew.[16]

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1944
Ship Country Description
USS Donnell  United States Navy World War II: Convoy CU 22: The Buckley-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) south west of Cape Clear Island, County Cork, Ireland (47°48′N 19°55′W / 47.800°N 19.917°W / 47.800; -19.917) by U-473 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 213 crew. She was taken in tow and arrived at Dunnstafnage Bay, Scotland on 12 May. Declared a constructive total loss, she was subsequently used as an accommodation ship at Lisahally, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Fushima Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Kuril Islands by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[14]
Kenan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Saipan by USS Sand Lance ( United States Navy).[1]
SM 103  Kriegsmarine The KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[17]
Shingu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the South China Sea south west of Takao, Formosa by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[1]
Teisen Maru  Japan World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea (12°54′N 114°07′E / 12.900°N 114.117°E / 12.900; 114.117) by USS Flasher ( United States Navy). Her crew of 93, 6 Japanese, 27 Germans and 60 Chinese, sailed to French Indochina arriving on 9 May.[18]
U-852  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXD2 submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Arabian Sea by six Vickers Wellington aircraft of 8 and 621 Squadrons, Royal Air Force. She was beached on the coast of Italian East Africa at 9°32′N 50°59′E / 9.533°N 50.983°E / 9.533; 50.983 with the loss of seven on her 66 crew.[19] Survivors were taken as prisoners of war by the Somaliland Camel Corps.
UJ-2304  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary sub chaser was bombed and sunk by an Soviet Naval Air Force Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft in the Black Sea.[20]

4 May

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Daibu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TE-04: The iron ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (20°50′N 117°55′E / 20.833°N 117.917°E / 20.833; 117.917) by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy). A gunner was killed. Survivors rescued by Kazan Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[21]
Daiyoku Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TE-04: The iron ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (20°50′N 117°55′E / 20.833°N 117.917°E / 20.833; 117.917) by USS Parche ( United States Navy). Fifteen gunners, two passengers and twenty crewmen were killed.[21]
Eiryu Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary net layer was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea east of Mindanao, Philippines by USS Pargo ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS Elgin  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class minesweeper struck a mine in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) east of the Isle of Portland, Dorset. She was taken in to Portsmouth, Hampshire but was not repaired.
Kinrei Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TE-04: The iron ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (20°50′N 117°55′E / 20.833°N 117.917°E / 20.833; 117.917) by USS Bang ( United States Navy). Six crewmen were killed.[21]
Shoryu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TE-04: The iron ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (20°50′N 117°55′E / 20.833°N 117.917°E / 20.833; 117.917) by USS Parche ( United States Navy). Two gunners, twenty passengers and 42 crewmen were killed.[21]
Taibu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait south of Formosa by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy).[1]
Taiyoku Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Luzon Strait south of Formosa by USS Parche ( United States Navy).[1]
Tajima Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship/trawler was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of Wake Island by USS Tuna ( United States Navy). At least two crew survived.[1][22]
Toyohi Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TE-04: The iron ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea (20°50′N 118°00′E / 20.833°N 118.000°E / 20.833; 118.000) by USS Tinosa ( United States Navy). Sixteen gunners, fifteen watchmen, and 56 crewmen were killed.[21][23]
U-371  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Constantine, Algeria (37°49′N 5°39′E / 37.817°N 5.650°E / 37.817; 5.650) by HMS Blankney ( Royal Navy), L'Alcyon, Sénégalais (both  Free French Naval Forces), USS Joseph E. Campbell and USS Pride (both  United States Navy). She surfaced and was scuttled with the loss of two of her 52 crew.
U-846  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Ortegal, Spain (46°04′N 9°20′W / 46.067°N 9.333°W / 46.067; -9.333) by a Vickers Wellington aircraft on 407 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force with the loss of all 57 crew.[24]

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1944
Ship Country Description
USS Fechteler  United States Navy World War II: Convoy GUS 38: The Buckley-class destroyer escort was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°07′N 2°40′W / 36.117°N 2.667°W / 36.117; -2.667) by U-967 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 215 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Laning ( United States Navy) and other ships.
HMS MTB 708  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was bombed by aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force,[1] and then shelled and sunk by Allied warships in the English Channel.[25]
USS PT-247  United States Navy World War II: The Higgins 78'-class PT boat was sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy barges and shore batteries off Bougainville Island (06°38′S 156°01′E / 6.633°S 156.017°E / -6.633; 156.017).[26]
Shirane Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Pogy ( United States Navy.[1]
UJ 2318  Kriegsmarine The KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was wrecked on this date.[17]

6 May

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Aden Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: Take Ichi convoy: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea (02°42′N 124°07′E / 2.700°N 124.117°E / 2.700; 124.117) by USS Gurnard ( United States Navy). A total of 499 troops, four gunners and twelve crewmen were killed.[27]
Almora  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Hustadvika, Norway by Fairey Barracuda, and Supermarine Seafire aircraft based on HMS Furious and Grumman Wildcat aircraft based on HMS Searcher (both  Royal Navy). Eight crew were killed.[1][28]
Anadyr  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) south east of Recife, Brazil (10°55′S 27°30′W / 10.917°S 27.500°W / -10.917; -27.500) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 53 crew.[29]
Eduard Geiss  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Borkum, Lower Saxony by British aircraft.[1]
F 132  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was bombed and set on fire by Soviet aircraft off Sebastopol and was later sunk by own artillery.[30]
Nisshin Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MI-02: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk south of Balibac Island (07°19′N 116°52′E / 7.317°N 116.867°E / 7.317; 116.867) by USS Crevalle ( United States Navy). Fifteen crewmen were killed.[31]
Saarburg  Germany World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea by Fairey Barracuda and Supermarine Seafire aircraft based on HMS Furious and Grumman Wildcat aircraft based on HMS Searcher (both  Royal Navy).[1]
Tajima Maru  Japan World War II: Take Ichi convoy: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea (02°42′N 124°07′E / 2.700°N 124.117°E / 2.700; 124.117) by USS Gurnard ( United States Navy). Fifty-eight troops, nine gunners and three crewmen were killed.[27]
Tenshinzan Maru  Japan World War II: Take Ichi convoy: The cargo liner (a.k.a. Amatsuzan Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by USS Gurnard ( United States Navy). Ninety-five troops were killed.[27]
Tento  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Kiel Bay, Germany.[32]
Toyoura Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy TAMO-18: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea north of the Ryukyu Islands (32°16′N 127°08′E / 32.267°N 127.133°E / 32.267; 127.133) by USS Spearfish ( United States Navy). Three passengers and 32 crewmen were killed.[33]
U-66  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde Islands (17°17′N 32°29′W / 17.283°N 32.483°W / 17.283; -32.483) by aircraft based on USS Block Island ( United States Navy). She was then rammed and sunk by USS Buckley ( United States Navy) with the loss of 24 of her 60 crew.
U-473  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south-west of Ireland (49°29′N 21°22′W / 49.483°N 21.367°W / 49.483; -21.367) by HMS Starling, HMS Wild Goose and HMS Wren (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of 23 of her 53 crew.[34]
U-765  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°30′N 28°28′W / 52.500°N 28.467°W / 52.500; -28.467) by two Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Vindex and also by HMS Aylmer, HMS Bickerton and HMS Bligh (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of 37 of her 48 crew.[35]
UJ 2314  Kriegsmarine The KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[17]

7 May

For the loss of the Kriegsmarine torpedo boat T27 on this date, see the entry for 25 April 1944.
List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Moder II  Norway World War II: The fishing cutter was intercepted and captured in Varangerfjord, Norway, by TK-215, TK-218, and TK-219 (all  Soviet Navy). She was set on fire and sunk. All fifteen people on board were taken as prisoners by the motor torpedo boats.[36][37]
Rossbach  Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Kii Channel (33°14′N 134°40′E / 33.233°N 134.667°E / 33.233; 134.667) by USS Burrfish ( United States Navy).[38]
HMCS Valleyfield  Royal Canadian Navy World War II: Convoy ONM 234: The River-class frigate was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-548 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 129 of her 167 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Giffard ( Royal Canadian Navy).[39][40]

8 May

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Bizon  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk off the Corbière Lighthouse, Jersey Channel Islands by motor torpedo boats 91, 92, 227 and 229 ( Free French Naval Forces).[41]
Cordelia  Germany World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Venice, Italy.[1]
Cornelis Anni  Kriegsmarine World War II: The motorboat was sunk in the Black Sea by Soviet motor torpedo boats or Soviet artillery.[42]
Dagö  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Peilboot struck a mine and sank in the Jade Bight.[1]
Elbe V  Kriegsmarine World War II: The barge was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by Soviet Red Army artillery.[43]
G 3102  Kriegsmarine World War II: The motorboat was damaged by Soviet artillery and was scuttled.[42]
Miyazaki Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[14]
TK-217  Soviet Navy World War II: The A-2 (Higgins 78')-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by V 6107 ( Kriegsmarine).[44][37]
V 1701 Unitas 2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in Narva Bay by a damaged Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft that crashed into it during an attack.[1][45]

9 May

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Delfin 1  Kriegsmarine The Delfin 1-class motor patrol boat was sunk on this date.[46]
MO-435  Soviet Navy The MO-230 (PTc)-class motor launch was sunk on this date.[47]
MO-437  Soviet Navy The MO-230 (PTc)-class motor launch was sunk on this date.[47]
MO-439  Soviet Navy The MO-230 (PTc)-class motor launch was sunk on this date.[47]
MO-443  Soviet Navy The MO-230 (PTc)-class motor launch was sunk on this date.[47]
Odin  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik, Norway.[48]
USS PC-558  United States Navy World War II: The PC-461-class submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (38°41′N 13°43′E / 38.683°N 13.717°E / 38.683; 13.717) by U-230 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 35 of her 65 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-1235 ( United States Navy).
Prodromos  Germany World War II: Crimean Offensive: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Black Sea off Cherson, Soviet Union by shore-based artillery.[1]
T-886  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk by German aircraft in Kola Bay.[49]
TK-209  Soviet Navy World War II: The A-2 (Higgins 78')-class motor torpedo boat exploded and sank, probably from battle damage from the previous day's battle with V 6101, V 6102, V 6107, and V 6108 (all  Kriegsmarine).[44][37]
TK-304  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[50]
UJ-2314  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary sub chaser was bombed and sunk by an Soviet Naval Air Force Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft in the Black Sea.[20]

10 May

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1944
Ship Country Description
BK-413  Soviet Navy The Project 1124/No. 41-class armored motor gunboat was lost on this date.[51]
Choan Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marianas Islands (11°31′N 143°41′E / 11.517°N 143.683°E / 11.517; 143.683) by USS Silversides ( United States Navy). 41 crewmen and 12 passengers were killed. The survivors were rescued by CH-30 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[1][52][53]
Karukaya  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: Convoy MI-03: The Wakatake-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 150 miles northwest of Manila (15°47′N 119°32′E / 15.783°N 119.533°E / 15.783; 119.533) by USS Cod ( United States Navy). 13 crewmen were killed and 60 missing.[54][55]
Keiyo Maru  Japan World War II: The aircraft transporter was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north west of Saipan by USS Tambor ( United States Navy).[1]
Mikage Maru No. 18  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean west of the Marianas Islands (11°31′N 143°41′E / 11.517°N 143.683°E / 11.517; 143.683) by USS Silversides ( United States Navy). 14 crewmen were killed. The survivors were rescued by CH-30 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[1][52][53]
Okinawa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marianas Islands (11°31′N 143°41′E / 11.517°N 143.683°E / 11.517; 143.683) by USS Silversides ( United States Navy). 15 crewmen were killed. The survivors were rescued by CH-30 ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[52][53]
PiLB 319  Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[56]
Patria  Sweden World War II: The schooner struck a mine and sank off Møn, Denmark.[57]
Rossano  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa, Italy. The wreck was broken up in 1946.[58]
SF 287  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was attacked by Allied fighter-bombers in the port of Rogač, Croatia and was destroyed by fire.[59]
StuBo 1007, StuBo 1011, StuBo 1013 and StuBo 1075  Kriegsmarine World War II: The StuBo42 type landing crafts were sunk by Soviet aircraft and artillery fire off Sebastopol.[60]
Shohei Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy MI-03: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) northwest of Manila (15°47′N 119°32′E / 15.783°N 119.533°E / 15.783; 119.533) by USS Cod ( United States Navy). Twelve passengers and eight crewmen were killed.[55]
Teja  Germany World War II: Crimean Offensive: The transport was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea by Soviet Naval Air Force Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft and by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army. About 3,600 German and Romanian troops on board lost their lives.[1][20]
Totila  Germany World War II: Crimean Offensive: The transport was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea by Soviet Naval Air Force Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft and by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army. Up to 5,000 German and Romanian troops on board lost their lives.[1][20]

11 May

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Choi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by USS Rasher ( United States Navy).[61]
Danubius  Romania World War II: Crimean Offensive: The transport ship was sunk in the Black Sea by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army.[1]
Empire Heath  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic (approximately 19°S 31°W / 19°S 31°W / -19; -31) by U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of her master, a passenger, eight gunners and 47 crewmen. The only survivor was taken on board U-129 as a prisoner of war.[62][63]
Helga  Germany World War II: Crimean Offensive: The transport ship was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Sevastopol by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army.[1][64]
Mitakesan Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport (a.k.a. Mitsukesan Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) west of Lolo Point, Saipan (14°57′N 145°30′E / 14.950°N 145.500°E / 14.950; 145.500) by USS Sand Lance ( United States Navy). A crewman was killed.[65]
Sabine Howaldt  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Borkum, Lower Saxony.[1]
Seiryu Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy No. 4510: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Bonin Islands25°50′N 141°50′E / 25.833°N 141.833°E / 25.833; 141.833) by USS Sturgeon ( United States Navy). A total of 131 construction troops, seven gunners and nine crewmen were killed.[66]
V 1311 Döse  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands by Royal Navy motor torpedo boats.[1]
V 6113 Gote  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea off Tana, Norway by Ilyushin Il-4 aircraft of the Soviet Ninth Guards Regiment.[1][67]
USS YF-415  United States Navy The self-propelled covered lighter was sunk by an explosion off the east coast of the United States.[68][69]

12 May

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Argentea  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[1]
Asia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[1]
Banei Maru No.2  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[14]
Docelitas  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[1]
Durostor  Royal Romanian Navy World War II: The minelayer was sunk in the Black Sea by Soviet aircraft.[70]
F 130  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type A Marinefahrprahm was damaged by Soviet aircraft, abandoned, and later captured by S-33 ( Soviet Navy) that later scuttled her by shelling.[71][42]
F 709  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type MZ-A Marinefährprahm was bombed and destroyed at La Spezia, Italy.[1]
F 4709  Kriegsmarine The MZ-A Marinefährprahm was sunk on this date.[72]
Geiserich  Romania World War II: Crimean Offensive: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Black Sea by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army. She was towed to Constanța but was declared a total loss.[1]
Kasumi Maru  Japan World War II: The transport ship struck a mine and sank in the Malacca Strait.[73]
M 372  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in an American air raid on Königsberg.[1]
Marco Polo  Italy World War II: The ocean liner was scuttled at La Spezia, Liguria. She was refloated in 1949/1950 and scrapped.[74]
R 215  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in an air raid on Chiavari, Italy.[1]
Romania  Royal Romanian Navy World War II: Crimean Offensive: The minelayer was sunk in the Black Sea by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army, or was only damaged and later torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by TK 301 ( Soviet Navy).[42][1][70]
SKA-0376  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea (41°58′N 41°27′E / 41.967°N 41.450°E / 41.967; 41.450) by U-24 ( Kriegsmarine).[75]
TS-3  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk by American aircraft in the Baltic Sea between Møn, Denmark, and Darß, Germany.[1][76]
U-1102  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was severely damaged in an American air raid on Königsberg. She was towed to Kiel and decommissioned.[1]
UJ 309  Kriegsmarine The KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[17]
UJ 310  Kriegsmarine The KSK-2-class naval drifter/submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[17]

13 May

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 73  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Walcheren.[1]
Awa Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Honshu by USS Pogy ( United States Navy.[1]
Buzulukskiy Komsomolets MO-376  Soviet Navy The OD-200-class motor antisubmarine boat was sunk on this date.[77]
Gisela  Germany World War II: The auxiliary sailing vessel was sunk at Rhodes, Greece by British aircraft.[1]
I-48  Soviet Navy The KM-class motor launch was lost on this date.[78]
Johann Faulbaum  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft at Jarfjord near Kirkenes, Norway.[79]
Magda flag unknown World War II: The boat was sunk off Symi, Greece by British aircraft.[1]
MO-404  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel was sunk by German aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. 12 crew were killed.[80][81][82]
RO-501  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine (a.k.a. Satsuki No. 2) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Azores, Portugal (18°07′59″N 33°12′59″W / 18.13306°N 33.21639°W / 18.13306; -33.21639) by USS Francis M. Robinson ( United States Navy) with the loss of all 52 crew.
S 141  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Selsey Bill, Sussex, United Kingdom by La Combattante ( Free French Naval Forces).[1]
TK-27  Soviet Navy The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[83]

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Bisan Maru  Japan World War II: The transport (a.k.a. Miyama Maru) was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north north west of Palau by USS Bowfin and USS Aspro (both  United States Navy). Eighty-three civilian refugees and two crewmen were killed. Survivors were rescued by Jokuja Maru ( Japan).[84]
Inazuma  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Fubuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea off Tawitawi (5°08′N 119°38′E / 5.133°N 119.633°E / 5.133; 119.633) by USS Bonefish ( United States Navy) with the loss of 94 of her 219 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hibiki ( Imperial Japanese Navy).
Koho Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3503: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Apra by USS Sand Lance ( United States Navy).[1]
M 435  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was attacked off Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Netherlands by rocket-armed Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force. She was taken under tow by M 369 ( Kriegsmarine) but consequently sank.[1][85]
MO-122  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-class minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea by Schnellboots ( Kriegsmarine). Nine crewmen were killed.[86]
Schlei  Germany World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Kiel Canal west of Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein.[1]
U-1234  Kriegsmarine The Type IXC/40 submarine collided with Anton ( Germany) at Gotenhafen, Pomerania and sank. She was later raised and repaired. Returned to service in October 1944.
Vesta  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea north of Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands by Bristol Beaufighter aircraft of No. 236 Squadron RAF and No. 254 Squadron RAF.[1][87]

15 May

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Fiji  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and damaged at Surabaya, Netherlands East Indies by Grumman TBM Avenger and Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft of the United States Navy and Fleet Air Arm. She was declared a total loss.[1]
Johann Faulbaums  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Barents Sea off Kirkenes, Norway by Soviet aircraft.[1]
Jokuja Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Standard Type 1A transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north northwest of Palau (10°10′N 131°32′E / 10.167°N 131.533°E / 10.167; 131.533) by USS Aspro ( United States Navy). Seven gunners and four crewmen were killed.[84]
USS LCT-984  United States Navy The landing craft tank was being transported as deck cargo on a landing ship tank when it broke lose in heavy seas, fell overboard and was swamped off the Hawaii Territory. She was scuttled by USS PC-1079 ( United States Navy).[88]
USS LCT-988  United States Navy The landing craft tank was being transported as deck cargo on a landing ship tank when it broke lose in heavy seas, fell overboard and sank off Hawaii Territory.[88]
R-179  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk off Le Havre, Seine-Marritime, France by a mine.[89]
Seiei Maru No. 2 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[90]
Shinrei Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Surabaya, Netherlands East Indies by Grumman TBM Avenger and Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft of the United States Navy and Fleet Air Arm.[1]
Sipan  Kriegsmarine World War II: The coaster was sunk by Allied aircraft in Jansko cove near Slano, Yugoslavia. Raised by Yugoslavia, repaired and returned to service post War.[91]
U-731  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by two Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the United States Navy and also by HMT Blackfly and HMS Kilmarnock (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 54 crew.[92]

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1944
Ship Country Description
I-176  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kaidai-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Buka Island, Solomon Islands (4°01′S 15°29′E / 4.017°S 15.483°E / -4.017; 15.483) by USS Franks, USS Haggard and USS Johnston (all  United States Navy) with the loss of all 86 crew.[93]
U-616  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea east of Cartagena, Spain by USS Ellyson, USS Emmons, USS Gleaves, USS Hambleton, USS Macomb, USS Nields and USS Rodman (all  United States Navy) and by a Vickers Wellington aircraft of 36 Squadron, Royal Air Force. She was consequently scuttled the next day at 36°46′N 0°52′E / 36.767°N 0.867°E / 36.767; 0.867 due to damage received. All 53 crew survived, 30 of them were rescued by USS Ellyson.[94][95]
UJ 1210 Zeebrügge  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Tirol-class naval whaler/submarine chaser was sunk off Varangerfjord by Soviet aircraft. Six crew were killed.[1][96]

17 May

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1944
Ship Country Description
F 4754  Kriegsmarine The MZ-A landing craft was sunk on this date.[72]
Fukko Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3503: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Sand Lance ( United States Navy). A soldier, a gunner and nine crewmen were killed.[1][97]
M 3614 Toewijding  Kriegsmarine The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[98]
Nichiwa Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3503: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tunny ( United States Navy). A total of 324 troops, a gunner and six crewmen were killed.[1][99]
Shinrei Maru  Japan World War II: The transport was bombed and sunk at Surabaya by aircraft from HMS Illustrious ( Royal Navy).[100]
Taikoku Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy 3503: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Sand Lance ( United States Navy). Two crewmen were killed.[1][97]
Toryu Maru  Japan The freighter ran aground and was wrecked off Choshi.[101]
U-616  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algeria by USS Hilary P. Jones and three other vessels (all  United States Navy).[102]

18 May

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1944
Ship Country Description
HNLMS Arend  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The White 73'-class motor torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[103]
HMMTB 203  Royal Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Boulogne.[1]
Shinryu Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sulu Sea by USS Puffer ( United States Navy).[104]
Zuiho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Duke of York Island, New Guinea by Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Bell P-39 Airacobra and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft of the United States Army Air Force.[1]

19 May

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Baja  Kriegsmarine The auxiliary river minelayer was sunk on this date.[105]
Fort Missanabie  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HA 43: The Fort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (38°20′N 16°38′E / 38.333°N 16.633°E / 38.333; 16.633) by U-453 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twelve of her 60 crew. Survivors were rescued by Urania ( Regia Marina) and Spero ( Norway).[106][107] She was the last ship sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by a Kriegsmarine U-boat.[1]
Fukutiku Maru No. 1 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[90]
I-16  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Type C submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) north west of Cape Alexander, Solomon Islands (05°10′S 158°10′E / 5.167°S 158.167°E / -5.167; 158.167) by USS England ( United States Navy).[108]
Kehrwieder  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer was bombed and destroyed at La Spezia, Italy.[1]
M 3121  Kriegsmarine World War II: The KFK 2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk in the Gulf of Finland by Soviet Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft.[1][45]
Meisho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Skate ( United States Navy).[1]
Shinko Maru No. 1 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary guard boat was lost on this date.[90]
U-960  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by USS Ludlow, USS Niblack (both  United States Navy), Lockheed Ventura aircraft of 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force and Vickers Wellington aircraft of 36 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 31 of her 51 crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[109][110]
U-1015  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC/41 submarine collided with U-1014 ( Kriegsmarine) and sank in the Baltic Sea west of Pillau, West Prussia (55°09′N 19°11′E / 55.150°N 19.183°E / 55.150; 19.183) with the loss of 36 of her 50 crew.[111]
V 1701 Unitas 2  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Vorpostenboot was sunk in Narva Bay by a damaged Ilyushin Il-2 aircraft that crashed into it during an attack.[1][45]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1944
Ship Country Description
F 251  Kriegsmarine The Type A Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[71]
HNLMS Marken  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The MMS-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary.[112]
Miyaura Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean between Halmahera and Morotai, Moloku Islands by USS Bluegill ( United States Navy).[1]
HMS MMS 227  Royal Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Orfordness, Suffolk.[1]
Otori Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Java Sea by USS Angler ( United States Navy).[113]
R 106  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Strait of Otranto by Allied Supermarine Spitfire aircraft.[1]
S 87  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Schnellboot was attacked by Fairey Swordfish aircraft in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium and was set afire. She was taken in tow by S 83 ( Kriegsmarine) but consequently sank.[1]
Shinju Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk SW of Hong Kong by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force.[1]
Soshei Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marianas Islands by USS Silversides ( United States Navy).[52]
HMT Wyoming  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was sunk by a mine 20 nautical miles (37 km) east-north-east of Harwich, Essex.[114]
Yawata Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Marcus Island by aircraft based on USS San Jacinto ( United States Navy).[1]

21 May

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Hochheimer  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Sceptre ( Royal Navy) off Santoña, Spain.[115]
I-O-73  Kriegsmarine The Siebelgefäß landing craft was lost on this date.[116]
USS LCT-961  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The Mk VI-class landing craft tank was lost as deck cargo on a landing ship tank which was lost at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and resunk in deep water off Pearl Harbor.[117]
USS LCT-963  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The Mk VI-class landing craft tank was lost as deck cargo on a landing ship tank which was lost at Pearl Harbor when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and resunk in deep water off Pearl Harbor.[118]
USS LCT-983  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The Mk VI-class landing craft tank was lost as deck cargo on a landing ship tank which was lost at Pearl Harbor when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and resunk in deep water off Pearl Harbor.[119]
USS LST-39  United States Navy
LST-39 and LST-480 still ablaze on 22 May 1944

West Loch disaster: The LST-1-class tank landing ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and used as a barge.[120]

USS LST-43  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The LST-1-class tank landing ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and resunk in deep water off Pearl Harbor.[121]
USS LST-69  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The LST-1-class tank landing ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and resunk in deep water off Pearl Harbor.[122]
USS LST-179  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The LST-1-class tank landing ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor, when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and resunk in deep water off Pearl Harbor.[123]
USS LST-353  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The LST-1-class tank landing ship was sunk at Pearl Harbor when mortar shells being offloaded exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. Wreckage raised and resunk in deep water off Pearl Harbor.[124]
USS LST-480  United States Navy West Loch disaster: The LST-1-class tank landing ship was burned out at Pearl Harbor when mortar shells being offloaded from USS LST-353 exploded starting a chain of explosions and fires. She was beached and abandoned.[125]
Shonan Maru No. 7 Go  Imperial Japanese Navy The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[126]
Solbjørn  Norway World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in Follafjord, Norway.[127]
Tolentino  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Vendres, Hérault, France by HMS Upstart ( Royal Navy).[1]
U-453  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Ionian Sea north east of Cape Spartivento, Calabria, Italy (38°13′N 16°30′E / 38.217°N 16.500°E / 38.217; 16.500) by HMS Liddesdale, HMS Tenacious and HMS Termagant (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of one of her 52 crew.[128]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Asanagi  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kamikaze-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Chichijima (28°20′N 138°57′E / 28.333°N 138.950°E / 28.333; 138.950) by the submarine USS Pollack ( United States Navy). Eighty-two crewmen were killed.[129]
Campopisano  Italy The cargo ship sank off Secche di Vada, cause unknown.[130]
Hashidate  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The gunboat was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine USS Picuda ( United States Navy) in the South China Sea south of the Pratas Islands at 21°08′N 117°20′E / 21.133°N 117.333°E / 21.133; 117.333 (Hashidate) while towing the disabled passenger-cargo ship Tsukuba Maru. Casualties are unknown but her commanding officer was killed.[131]
Kosho Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was sunk at the entrance to Panang Harbor (04°52′N 127°37′E / 4.867°N 127.617°E / 4.867; 127.617) by the submarine HMS Sea Rover ( Royal Navy).[132]
M 515  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1916 minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Fehmarn, Schleswig-Holstein.[1]
RO-106  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Admiralty Islands (01°40′N 150°31′E / 1.667°N 150.517°E / 1.667; 150.517) by the destroyer escort USS England ( United States Navy).[133]
SG 15  Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by the submarine HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[1]
Tempei Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy H-26: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Davao Gulf (05°16′S 128°08′E / 5.267°S 128.133°E / -5.267; 128.133) by the submarine USS Ray ( United States Navy). Eleven passengers, five gunners, and nineteen crewmen were killed.[134]
Tsukuba Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship's engine room was damaged by near misses from four Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force on 20 May. She was torpedoed and severely damaged in the South China Sea southwest of Luzon, Philippines (12°18′N 117°12′E / 12.300°N 117.200°E / 12.300; 117.200) by USS Picuda ( United States Navy) while being towed by Hashidate ( Imperial Japanese Navy). She was finished off by United States Army Air Force aircraft the next day.[131]
Ysère  Kriegsmarine World War II: The gunboat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by the submarine HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[1]

23 May

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Baldur  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Castro Urdiales, Spain by HMS Sceptre ( Royal Navy).[135]
Greif  Kriegsmarine World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed by aircraft and sank in the English Channel off Ouistreham, Calvados, France (49°21′N 00°19′W / 49.350°N 0.317°W / 49.350; -0.317) while being towed away.[136]
Kenwa Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk at Halmahera, Maluku Islands by USS Cero ( United States Navy).[1]
Koshin Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk west of Sarawak, Borneo by USS Raton ( United States Navy).[1]
M 3443  Kriegsmarine The KSK-2-class naval drifter/minesweeper was sunk on this date.[137]
M 4623 Ludwig Janssen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk in the English Channel off Lézardrieux, Côtes du Nord, France; either by an attack from Royal Navy Motor Gun Boats or by an attack from British aircraft.[1]
Ro-104  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Admiralty Islands (01°20′N 149°20′E / 1.333°N 149.333°E / 1.333; 149.333) by USS England ( United States Navy).[138]
Taijun Maru  Japan World War II: Convoy H-26: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Molucca Sea (02°42′N 128°08′E / 2.700°N 128.133°E / 2.700; 128.133) by USS Cero and USS Ray (both  United States Navy). Two gunners and three crewmen killed. Two Daihatsu landing barges were lost as cargo.[1][139]
Wales Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Nanman Maru-class transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Lapon ( United States Navy). Fifty men of Unit 234, Independent Flight Corps and thirteen crewmen were killed.[140]

24 May

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Bizen Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea (07°30′N 109°08′E / 7.500°N 109.133°E / 7.500; 109.133) by USS Lapon ( United States Navy). Three guards and 22 crewmen were killed[141]
F 451  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Corsica, France by USS PT-202, USS PT-213 and USS PT-218 (all  United States Navy). Seven crew were killed.[1][142]
F 749  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Corsica by USS PT-202, USS PT-213 and USS PT-218 (all  United States Navy). Two crew were killed.[1][143]
Greif  Kriegsmarine The torpedo boat collided with the torpedo boat Kondor ( Kriegsmarine) and sank in the Seine Bay.[1]
Iki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Etorofu-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea north of the Tambelan Islands by USS Raton ( United States Navy). 160 crewmen killed, 18 rescued by Etorofu ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[144]
M 39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel west of Ouistreham, Calvados, France by HMMTB 354 and HMMTB 361 (both  Royal Navy). 30 crew were killed.[1][145]
Ro-116  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Admiralty Islands (00°53′N 149°14′E / 0.883°N 149.233°E / 0.883; 149.233) by USS England ( United States Navy) with all 56 hands aboard.[146]
Tatekawa Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea (05°45′N 125°43′E / 5.750°N 125.717°E / 5.750; 125.717) by USS Gurnard ( United States Navy). Ten gunners and seventeen crewmen were killed.[27]
U-476  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Norwegian Sea off Trondheim, Norway by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of 210 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 34 of her 55 crew. She was scuttled the next day at 65°08′N 4°53′E / 65.133°N 4.883°E / 65.133; 4.883 by U-990 ( Kriegsmarine), which rescued the survivors.[147]
U-675  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea west of Ålesund, Norway (62°27′N 3°04′E / 62.450°N 3.067°E / 62.450; 3.067) by a Short Sunderland aircraft of 4 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[148]
UJ 2223  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Ape-class submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was torpedoed and sunk off the Vada Rocks by USS PT-202, USS PT-213, and USS PT-218 (all  United States Navy), or sunk by US aircraft at Genoa.[149][150]
Werner Vinnen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Elbe Estuary off Vogelsand.[1][151]

25 May

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1944
Ship Country Description
AF 12  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Artilleriefährprahm was bombed off Dunkerque, Nord, France and capsized.[1]
Basarabia  Kingdom of Romania World War II: The tugboat was bombed and sunk by an Soviet Naval Air Force Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft in the Black Sea.[20]
Beilul  Germany World War II: The Adua-class submarine was bombed and sunk at Monfalcone, Italy by Royal Air Force aircraft while being prepared for Kriegsmarine service.[152]
F 924  Kriegsmarine The Type DM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was sunk on this date.[71]
F 928  Kriegsmarine World War II: The incomplete Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk incomplete at CRDA Shipyard, Monfalcone.[71]
F 953  Kriegsmarine World War II: The incomplete Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk incomplete at CRDA Shipyard, Monfalcone.[71]
F 954  Kriegsmarine World War II: The incomplete Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk incomplete at CRDA Shipyard, Monfalcone.[71]
F 955  Kriegsmarine World War II: The incomplete Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk incomplete at CRDA Shipyard, Monfalcone.[71]
M-39  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk off Lion-sur-Mer, France by HMMTB 354 and HMMTB 361 (both ( Royal Navy)).[153][154]
Osaka Maru  Japan World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean approximately 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Yap, Caroline Islands (11°12′N 135°14′E / 11.200°N 135.233°E / 11.200; 135.233) by USS Flying Fish ( United States Navy). Ninety-seven passengers were killed.[155]
Solvik  Sweden World War II: The coastal tanker struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Swinemünde, Pomerania, Germany. She was later refloated.[1]
Solviken  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea east of Cape Nordkinn, Norway, by Soviet Air Force, or Soviet Naval Air Force Ilyushin Il-4 aircraft with the loss of two crew.[127][156]
Taito Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Yap (11°12′N 135°14′E / 11.200°N 135.233°E / 11.200; 135.233) by USS Flying Fish ( United States Navy). Eighteen crewmen and passengers were killed.[155]
U-990  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the North Sea west of Bodø, Norway (65°05′N 7°28′E / 65.083°N 7.467°E / 65.083; 7.467) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 20 of her 53 crew.[157]
UIT-4  Germany World War II: The submarine was sunk or destroyed in an Allied air raid on Monfalcone.[1]
UIT-18  Germany World War II: The submarine was sunk or destroyed in an Allied air raid on Monfalcone.[1]
UJ 204  Kriegsmarine World War II: The incomplete Ape-class submarine chaser, a former Gabbiano-class corvette, was sunk at CRDA Shipyard, Monfalcone by Allied aircraft.[10]
UJ 2229  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser, a former Chamois-class minesweeper, was sunk off Genoa by HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[158]

26 May

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Chiyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands by USS Tambor ( United States Navy).[1][159]
Ro-108  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Admiralty Islands off Seeadler Harbor, Manus (00°32′S 149°56′E / 0.533°S 149.933°E / -0.533; 149.933) by USS England ( United States Navy).[160]
Sanyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Celebes Islands by USS Cabrilla ( United States Navy).[1]
UJ 2229  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Universal ( Royal Navy).[161]

27 May

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Braunschweig  Germany World War II: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the Fehmarn Belt.[1]
Ingeborg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Cape Kolka, Latvia either by a mine or by Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft.[1][45]
Palermo  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Tagliamento Estuary, Italy.[1]
USS PT-339  United States Navy The ELCO 80'-class PT boat ran aground off the north shore of New Guinea and was scuttled (04°01′S 144°41′E / 4.017°S 144.683°E / -4.017; 144.683).[162]
U-292  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Norwegian Sea west of Trondheim, Norway (62°37′N 0°57′E / 62.617°N 0.950°E / 62.617; 0.950) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 51 crew.[163]

28 May

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1944
Ship Country Description
F 482  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type C2 Marinefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa, Italy.
F 708  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Marinefährprahm was sunk in an Allied air raid on Genoa.[1]
F 4708  Kriegsmarine The MZ-A landing craft was sunk on this date.[72]
HMS MTB 732  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile D motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the English Channel by La Combattante ( Free French Naval Forces).[164]
Snasei Maru  Japan World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea off Tsushima Island by USS Sealion ( United States Navy).[165]
Tyokai Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Malacca by HMS Templar ( Royal Navy).[1]
UJ 2210  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Deiva Marina, Italy by HMMTB 419, HMMTB 420, HMMTB 421 (all  Royal Navy) and USS PT-218 ( United States Navy). Eight crew were killed.[1][166]
Vallelunga  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was sunk at Genoa by Allied aircraft.[167]

29 May

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Anshu Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Celebes Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) south south west of Manado, Dutch East Indies (03°40′N 126°58′E / 3.667°N 126.967°E / 3.667; 126.967) by USS Rasher ( United States Navy). She sank the next day without loss of life.[61]
USS Block Island  United States Navy World War II: The Bogue-class escort carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands, Spain (31°13′N 23°03′W / 31.217°N 23.050°W / 31.217; -23.050) by U-549 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 957 crew.
Horaizan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marianas Islands by USS Silversides ( United States Navy). An unidentified Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarine under tow was dragged down and sunk.[52]
R-123  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweeper was sunk off Le Havre by Allied aircraft.[168]
Shoken Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Marianas Islands by USS Silversides ( United States Navy). An unidentified Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarine under tow was dragged down and sunk.[52]
Smelyj  Soviet Union World War II: The tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea (42°51′N 41°03′E / 42.850°N 41.050°E / 42.850; 41.050) by U-23 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eleven crew.[169]
U-549  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC/40 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°13′N 23°03′W / 31.217°N 23.050°W / 31.217; -23.050) by USS Ahrens and USS Eugene E. Elmore (both  United States Navy) with the loss of all 57 crew.

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1944
Ship Country Description
HMS Firmament  Royal Navy The naval whaler ran aground at Alexandria, Egypt and sank.[170]
Inverlane  United Kingdom World War II: The Admiralty requisitioned Inver-class tanker was scuttled on Middle Skerry Reef in Burra Sound, Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands as a blockship.[171]
No. 317  Soviet Navy The KM-4-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[172]
Shiga Maru  Japan World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Mutoro Zaki, Japan by USS Pompon ( United States Navy).[173]
Shisen Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea south east of Formosa by USS Guitarro ( United States Navy).[1]
Shinyo Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north east of the Kuril Islands by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Eleventh Air Force.[1]
Showa Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north east of the Kuril Islands by North American B-25 Mitchell aircraft of the United States Fourteenth Air Force. She was declared a constructive total loss.[1]
Vinotra III  Germany World War II: The barge was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Ultor ( Royal Navy).[1]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1944
Ship Country Description
Henry Burgh  United States The Liberty ship ran aground in the Farallon Islands and was wrecked. One hundred and ninety-two people were rescued by USS Lawrence ( United States Navy).[174][175]
Hokuyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Herring ( United States Navy). 38 crewmen killed.[176]
Ishigaki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Shimushu-class escort ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Herring ( United States Navy) with the loss of 167 crew.[177]
Kotaka  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Kotaka-class gunboat was bombed and sunk on the Yangtze River by Chinese aircraft.[178]
Koto Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb ( United States Navy). Thirty-six crewmen were killed.[177]
M-13  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck one of her own mines and sank in the Gironde estuary, France.[179]
Madras Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Barb ( United States Navy). A total of 45 crew, 31 Gunners and 63 passengers were killed. One hundred and sixty-one survivors boarded two Daihatsu landing barges that floated free from the sinking ship and sailed to land.[177]
Nordeflinge  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 76 and I & III Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe.[1]
Ro-105  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ro-100-class submarine was hedgehogged and sunk in the Pacific Ocean north of the Admiralty Islands (00°47′N 149°56′E / 0.783°N 149.933°E / 0.783; 149.933) by USS England ( United States Navy).[180]
U-289  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Barents Sea south west of Bear Island, Norway (73°32′N 0°28′E / 73.533°N 0.467°E / 73.533; 0.467) by HMS Milne ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 51 crew.[181]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1944
Ship Country Description
Aghia Paraskevi  Greece World War II: The Greek schooner was sunk either by Allied aircraft on 9 May, by Greek Partizans on 19 May at Stava, or on 20 May by unclear cause.[182]
DC 20 Braunschweig  Kriegsmarine The naval drifter was lost sometime in May.[98]
F 590  Kriegsmarine The Type C Marinefahrprahm was sunk sometime in May.[71]
F 945  Kriegsmarine The incomplete Type D Marinefahrprahm was sunk at Arsenal Toulon sometime in May.[71]
F 4704  Kriegsmarine The MZ-A landing craft was sunk sometime in May.[72]
HMS LCA 130  Royal Navy The landing craft assault burned sometime in May at Marve.[183][184]
HMS LCA 382, HMS LCA 398, HMS LCA 417,
HMS LCA 433, HMS LCA 459, and HMS LCA 492
 Royal Navy The landing craft assaults were lost sometime in May.[183][184]
HMS LCE 5, HMS LCE 14, HMS LCE 21  Royal Navy The landing craft (emergency repair)s were lost sometime in May.[185]
HMS LCM 131, HMS LCM 182, HMS LCM 183, HMS LCM 207,
HMS LCM 209
 Royal Navy The landing craft mechanizeds were lost in the East Indies sometime in May.[186][184]
HMS LCM 212, HMS LCM 215, HMS LCM 218, HMS LCM 219,
HMS LCM 243, HMS LCM 324, HMS LCM 527, HMS LCM 534,
HMS LCM 540, HMS LCM 588, HMS LCM 1029, HMS LCM 1045,
HMS LCM 1071, HMS LCM 1083, HMS LCM 1123, HMS LCM 1171,
HMS LCM 1205
 Royal Navy The landing craft mechanizeds were lost overseas sometime in May.[186][184]
HMS LCM 1380 and HMS LCM 1381  Royal Navy The landing craft mechanizeds were lost in the Mediterranean Sea sometime in May.[186][184]
HMS LCM 272, HMS LCM 277, HMS LCM 285, HMS LCM 288  Royal Navy The landing craft mechanizeds were lost overseas sometime in May.[184]
HMS LCP(L) 8, HMS LCP(L) 263, HMS LCP(L) 287, HMS LCP(L) 577  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (large)s were lost sometime in May.[187]
HMS LCP(R) 584  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (ramp) sank in Home Waters sometime in May.[187][184]
HMS LCP(R) 614, HMS LCP(R) 634, HMS LCP(R) 663, HMS LCP(R) 824,
HMS LCP(R) 834, HMS LCP(R) 912,
HMS LCP(R) 913, HMS LCP(R) 995
 Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (ramp)s were lost overseas sometime in May.[187][184]
HMS LCP(R) 643  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (ramp)s were lost at Naples, Italy sometime in May.[187][184]
HMS LCP(S) 25, HMS LCP(S) 50, HMS LCP(S) 61, HMS LCP(S) 73,
HMS LCP(S) 74, HMS LCP(S) 101, HMS LCP(S) 135, HMS LCP(S) 137
 Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (support)s were lost sometime in May.[187]
HMS LCP(S) 74  Royal Navy The landing craft personnel (support) was lost overboard at Messina, Italy sometime in May.[187][184]
HMS LCS(M) 59  Royal Navy The landing craft support (mortar) was lost sometime in May.[183]
USS Medusa  United States The repair ship grounded on Buna Shoal off Buna, New Guinea, suffering hull damage. She was able to steam under her own power to Sydney, Australia, for repairs and soon returned to service.
Sansego  Italian Social Republic World War II: The coaster was sunk by Allied aircraft at Mali Losinj. Raised by her Yugoslav owners, repaired and returned to service with previous name "Hrvatska" in 1946.[188]
Stephen Crane  United States World War II: The Liberty ship was bombed and damaged in the Pacific Ocean by Japanese aircraft and beached. Later refloated and eventually was declared a constructive total loss. Towed to the James River, Virginia, and laid up. Scrapped in Baltimore, Maryland in 1958.[189]
U-240  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine departed from Kristiansand, Norway on patrol on 13 May. No further trace, lost with all 50 crew between the 13 and 17 May.
UJ 2223  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Gabbiano-class corvette was bombed and sunk at Genoa by United States aircraft on 16 August 1944, or sunk by the patrol torpedo boats USS PT-202, USS PT-213, and USS PT-218 (all  United States Navy) on 24 May 1944.[190]
UJ 310  Kriegsmarine World War II: Crimean Offensive: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Black Sea by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army between 5 and 12 May.[1]
UJ 2310  Kriegsmarine World War II: Crimean Offensive: The submarine chaser was beached at Sevastopol, Soviet Union between 5 and 12 May.[1]
UJ 2313  Kriegsmarine World War II: Crimean Offensive: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Black Sea by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army between 5 and 12 May.[1]
UJ 2314  Kriegsmarine World War II: Crimean Offensive: The submarine chaser was sunk in the Black Sea by aircraft of the Soviet Fourth Air Army and Eighth Air Army between 5 and 12 May.[1]
UJ 2315  Kriegsmarine World War II: Crimean Offensive: The submarine chaser was beached at Sevastopol between 5 and 12 May.[1]

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