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Discussion in 'Naval Warfare in the Pacific' started by Hummel, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Hummel

    Hummel Member

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    Hi all,
    I am not sure whether this should be in the Information Request Board or not, but I am looking for dedicated Pacific Theater info. What I am looking for is a complete list of ALL ships sunk in the Pacific Theater during the entire course of WW2, not just from December 7, 41. I found this list on another website, but it is woefully incomplete:


    US warships sunk (permanently):
    1. Battleships: USS Arizona, USS Utah (training ship at time of loss), USS Oklahoma.
    2. Cruisers: USS Chicago, USS Vincennes, USS Helena, USS Atlanta, USS Indianapolis, USS Quincy, USS Houston, USS Juneau, USS Northhampton, USS Astoria.
    3. Carriers (Fleet): USS Lexington, USS Yorktown, USS Hornet, USS Wasp.
    Carriers (Light): USS Gambier Bay, USS St Lo.
    Carriers (Escort): USS Bismarck Sea.
    4. US Destroyers/Destroyer Escorts: 87 lost
    5. US Submarines: 52 lost
    6. US Patrol Torpedo Boats (PT Boats): 69
    SUNK FOR TARGET PRACTICE 1946-1948 (in the Pacific Ocean): Battleships USS Pennsylvannia, USS New York, USS Arkansas, USS Nevada. Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga (sister ship of USS Lexington).

    Obviously, it only lists US ships, and doesn't delineate whether those ships were lost in the Pacific or Atlantic. I know about a few of the ones on the list, but I am also looking for British, Australian, Japanese, New Zealand, German, Russian, whoeverian ships lost anywhere east of the Cape of Good Hope to west of the west coasts of North and South America and from pole to pole (were there any Polish ships in the war at all? How about French? Were there any ships at Tahiti when the war started?).

    Thank you.
     
  2. JCFalkenbergIII

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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    See the Attachment.
     
  4. mikebatzel

    mikebatzel Dreadnaught

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    Jeff, Mind if I save a copy of that file? I don't know where you got it from, or if you did it yourself.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Sure, save what ever you want, Mike. That is why I posted it. I don't remember where I got it.
     
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  6. Hummel

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    Thank you
     
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    I've seen the file based on the title somewhere on the net. Maybe one of the navy or CG sites.

    For detailed discussions of Japanese ships whether they were the sinkers or the sinkees the ijn board on J-aircraft is a good place to go. The battleship board on the warships1 forum used to be a good place as well but more US/general oriented. The axis history forums are also worth checking out.

    Found it:
    http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq82-1.htm
     
  9. Shuttlelover101

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    guys,
    sisters: Atlanta, Juneau, we both sank in the Naval battle of Guadalcanal! i have Battle 360 which follow WW2 Aircraft carrier Enterprise, and that how i know about them.. its just sad that got sunk, it would have been cool to see both of them today, the US navy lost a lat of great ships..
    Nikki
     
  10. Kevin Kenneally

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    You forgot the Light Carrier USS Princeton. Only one of her class to be sunk in WWII.
     
  11. R Leonard

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    Arkansas and Saratoga were sunk in the Baker test of Operation Crossroads. Hardly target practice.

    The list USN ships and vessels lost in WW2 can be found in CominCh annual reports to the Sec Nav, Appendix C. Look here:
    Appendix C, USN losses from 7 December 1941-1 October 1945
     
  12. Cla68

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    A fairly good reference book on WWII ship losses for all combatants is:

    Brown, David, (1990), Warship Losses of World War Two, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, isbn = 1-55750-914-X.
     
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    There was a book published right after the war, and I can't remember the name of it. Mainly a photo book, had a dark blue cover with an embossed gold ink seal on the outer cover. It had all US, IJN, RN, KM, and RM losses listed in the back. The book was mainly about the ocean wars.
     
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    The Gambier Bay and St. Lo (originally name the "Midway") were escort carriers.

    tom
     
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    hey guys,
    sisters: Atlanta, Juneau, we both sank in the Naval battle of Guadalcanal! i have Battle 360 which follow WW2 Aircraft carrier Enterprise, and that how i know about them.. its just sad that got sunk, it would have been cool to see both of them today, the US navy lost a lat of great ships..
    Nikki
     
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    Thanks for the document Slipdigit. That was really interesting. WWII was all about production and guess who produced the most! Thanks again.
     
  17. freebird

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    Well for the British, the Prince of Wales (battleship) & Repulse (Battlecruiser) were lost off Malaya on Dec 10 1941.
    The HMS Hermes was lost in the Indian Ocean Raid, and although classed as an aircraft carrier it was basically equivilent to a CVE by '41. Heavy Cruisers HMS Dorsetshire & Cornwall were also lost on that raid.
    In the major Commonwealth early war action was, "Java Sea" (& followups) where heavy cruisers HMS Exeter, USS Houston, & light cruisers HMAS Perth, HNLMS De Ruyter & Java were sunk. 5 destroyers were also lost - HMS Electra, HMS Encounter, HMS Jupiter, HNLMS Kortenaer, HNLMS Witte de With.
     
  18. nevarinemex

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    Let's not forget HMAS Sydney. Lost with all hands against Hilfskreuzer Kormoran. Hey, it says East of Cape Hope and during all WW2!
     
  19. Kevin Kenneally

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    Dude,

    Almost thought you FORGOT the first US Navy Aircraft Carrier (USS Langley).

    But, I found that you HAVE her on the list.

    Thanks for all that you have done for us.
     

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