ships sunk in ww2


US Navy. USS LCT(6)-579 sunk off Palau, Caroline Islands, 4 October 1944. The ship rolled over and sank in under 2 minutes taking 202 crewmen down with her. USS LCT(5)-486 sunk off northern France, 7 June 1944. USS LSM-20 sunk by kamikaze attack off Ormoc, Leyte, Philippine Islands, 5 December 1944. After all the survivors were picked up the Porter was scuttled by USS Shaw. Prompt and effective damage control restored power and communications within three minutes and she was able to remain in formation by overspeeding her port engine to compensate. D’Amario retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Col. USS Trout (SS-202) sunk by Japanese destroyer Asahimo south-east of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 29 February 1944. Nicholson was hit by a 4-inch shell that struck in the Number 2 ammunition handling room, killing three crewmen and wounding another four. Gilmer would resume her duties by early July. The ship was able to use its engines to steer itself away from the destruction that wrecked Darwin. Take a look at the United States Navy’s greatest warship of World War II, USS Enterprise (CV 6). 1 turret of Chōkai. USS Brownson (DD-518) sunk by Japanese aircraft off Cape Gloucester, New Britain Island, 26 December 1943. Seriously damaged with 17 dead and 23 wounded, the ship steamed to Funafuti on 23 November for emergency repairs. USS SC-1024 sunk after collision off North Carolina, 2 March 1943. USS ATR-98 sunk in collision off the Azores Islands, 12 April 1944. Twenty minutes later, completely immobilized, and burning furiously; she was ordered abandoned. At 0200 on the 29th, she was accidentally rammed by Australian troopship Dundroon amidships on her portside. USS LCS(L)(3)-15 sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 22 April 1945. When it arrived at Puget, it received new anti-aircraft guns and a full overhaul. Operating with TF 8, contact was made with Japanese ships on 26 March 1943 leading to the Battle of the Komandorski Islands. Memes are an excellent way to put images together to make hilarious jokes that only a select group of people understand. USS Astoria (CA-34) on the morning of 7 August 1942 entered the waters between Guadalcanal and Florida Islands in the southern Solomons. Sixteen men were lost on St. Louis and 43 wounded. Another shell passed under one of her Bofors guns, tearing the face off of one of her crew. After major repairs and an overhaul, Indianapolis received orders to undertake a top secret mission: to deliver enriched uranium and other important components of the Little Boy atomic device. During the action Fanshaw Bay suffered four killed and four wounded, but the damage was not threatening to the hull of the ship. USS LCT(6)-1090 sunk off Luzon, Philippine Islands, 26 March 1945. Bagley came alongside Astoria's starboard bow and, by 0445, took all of the wounded off the heavy cruiser's forecastle. USS Henley (DD-391) sunk after being torpedoed by the Japanese submarine RO-108 off Cape Cretin, New Guinea, 3 October 1943. Late last month, the crash of a C-2 Greyhound southwest of Okinawa claimed lives. The ship's crew made temporary repairs while moored at Florida Island and proceeded to Espiritu Santo, and finally back to Pearl Harbor by 29 December 1942. They spotted a Japanese force of two battleships, one cruiser and eleven destroyers and immediately opened fire, sinking the Japanese destroyer Akatsuki. USS Houston (CA-30) and her task force were sailing to intercept a Japanese invasion convoy bound for Makassar on 4 February 1942 when she became the target of an enemy aerial bomb that put Turret 3 out of commission, killing 48 men and wounding 20. Other groups of men were pulled there by the current; as the men reached the coral reef that surrounded the island on 8 July, they were met by locals who helped pull the men to shore and put them in contact with the coastwatcher station. Intense fire splashed two close aboard, but a third plane crashed into the port side of the flight deck. A D4Y dove on St. Louis from the port quarter, and exploded with its bomb on impact. In the engagement now known as the Battle of Cape Esperance, Boise was hit a number of times, twice by fire from a Japanese heavy cruiser from about 7,500 yards range. 1 on Dec. 7, 1941, after suffering multiple bomb hits and internal explosions. The skeleton crew that had remained abandoned the Glennon, which floated until late 10 June 1944 when she sank. USS Bonefish (SS-223) sunk by Japanese warships in Toyama Wan, Honshu, Japan, USS Turner (DD-648) was anchored not far from Ambrose Light on 3 January 1944 after a series of trips escorting convoys across the Atlantic when suddenly at 0650, several internal explosions in her ammunition storage area began to wreck the destroyer. YP-26 destroyed by undetermined explosion in the Canal Zone, Panama, 19 November 1942. (If you or someone you know does this, know that troops talk sh*t behind their or your back.). At 0125, a Japanese naval force was discovered about 27,000 yd to the northwest. Only 316 of the nearly 900 men set adrift after the sinking survived. YP-405 destroyed by undetermined explosion in the Caribbean Sea, 20 November 1942. 164 of her crew went down with the Barton while 42 survivors were rescued. USS Long (DD-209) was conducting minesweeping operations in the Lingayen Gulf on 6 January 1945 when a "Zero" kamikaze crashed into get portside, below the bridge about 1 ft above the water line. After 10 years in recovery, Victor Medina has achieved a remarkable level of independence, and together they started the TBI Warrior Foundation to help others with traumatic brain injuries. USS Meredith (DD-434) was towing supplies on a barge to US forces holding Guadalcanal on 12 October 1942, when it was discovered that a Japanese carrier task force was nearby and all ships were to turn back immediately. The ship's crew raced to their battle stations and two minutes after the torpedo hit, the backup forward diesel generator had been turned on, restoring power to the guns. USS LCS(L)(3)-127 sunk off California, 5 March 1945, and stricken from the Navy List, 30 March 1945. Preston was hit by numerous heavy shells from Nagara that knocked out her firerooms and started large fires which better illuminated Preston for her enemies to see. But Indianapolis commenced the long trip across the Pacific, under her own power, to the Mare Island Navy Yard for repairs. On 5 April 1945, while participating in the Okinawa campaign, she was hit by a 5-inch shell in a friendly fire accident during a massive kamikaze attack on the fleet, killing three and wounding 44. 58 men were lost on Utah during the attack. The torpedo opened a 30-foot hole in the side of the ship, killed 20 men and wounded 10 more. USS Pope (DD-225) sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Java Sea, Netherlands East Indies, 1 March 1942. Fortunately for the crew of Fanshaw Bay, the Japanese turned and retired from battle, having lost several ships themselves. Marielys Camacho-Reyes formerly served for 13 years in the US Army, first as a Combat Medic and later on as a Human Resources Manager. USS Asphalt (IX-153) destroyed after grounding on a reef during a storm at Saipan, Marianas Islands, 6 October 1944. Damage was minimal and fires were extinguished; Fletcher would remain on station continuing bombardment until the 17th when she would make for minor repairs and continued her prestigious career. AmWay, the biggest name in modern multi-level marketing, was founded by Jay Van Andel, WWII vet. USS Herring (SS-233) sunk by Japanese shore batteries off Matsuwa Island, Kurile Islands, 1 June 1944. By 22:30, all fires were under control. USS YF-177 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. PT-68 grounded in enemy waters and destroyed to prevent capture near Vincke Point, New Guinea, 1 October 1943. USS Duncan (DD-485) sunk after being damaged by gunfire from Japanese off Savo, Solomon Islands, 12 October 1942. The first suicide rocket hit the starboard bow at speeds in excess of 500 mph (800 km/h), but luckily the warhead punched through and exited out the portside of the ship, leaving a huge hole but only minor damage. USS Shark (SS-174) probably sunk by Japanese destroyer Yamakaze east of Menado, Celebes, 11 February 1942. PT-135 grounded in enemy waters and destroyed to prevent capture, near Crater Point, New Britain, 12 April 1944. Bombs passed entirely through the Cassin and exploded on the drydock floor, and both ships were set on fire and struck by tons of fragments. USS St. Augustine (PG-54) sunk after collision with S.S. Camas Meadows off Cape May, New Jersey, 6 January 1944. One made a run on her and was shot down 75 yards to starboard, ricocheted off the water and hit Wilson in her 40 mm gun tub. McKean was engulfed in raging fire aft of the first smoke stack and sinking by the stern when order to abandon was given at 03:55. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vance Hand). After shooting down several planes coming at her, a single D3A "Val" crashed into the destroyer's bridge superstructure just abaft of the forward stack. USS YMS-48 sunk by shore batteries in Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 14 February 1945. While making repairs; at 18:40 an enemy twin engine bomber dropped two bombs that scored on Palmer's portside. USS Brooks (APD-10) scrapped after being damaged beyond repair by kamikaze attack in Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands, 6 January 1945. USS Radford (DD-446) was operating off Luzon in Mariveles Bay on 14 February 1945, maneuvering to take the mined destroyer USS La Vellette (DD-448) in tow when the Radford itself struck a mine. USS LST-448 sunk by Japanese aircraft off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 5 October 1943. Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Dylan Mills directs the crew of a C-2A Greyhound from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). New Orleans was forced into a reverse course to starboard and lost steering and communications. Men struggling with the terrific blazes on the hangar deck soon had to abandon it because of the heavy black smoke from the burning planes and exploding .50 caliber ammunition. That’s actually not a civilian-owned gut truck. After shooting down six, she was hit nearly instantaneously by five suicide plane in a well-coordinated attack. During World War Two, hundreds of cargo ships raced across the Atlantic in an effort to keep Britain supplied. At 09:30, the enemy fleet suddenly broke off action and turned northward. A bucket brigade battled the blaze on the gun deck and the starboard passage forward from that deck, and the wounded were moved to the captain's cabin, where doctors and corpsmen proceeded with their care. A third plane crashed just aft of the bridge. USS YSP-44 lost due to enemy action in the Philippine Islands and stricken from the Navy List, 24 July 1942. Eleven men were killed and another twenty seriously wounded in the attack. USS YO-159 lost off the New Hebrides Islands, 14 January 1944. Out of a crew of almost 1,200; 168 men were killed, either during the battle or while the men were adrift. USS Callaghan (DD-792) sunk after being hit by one kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 28 July 1945. USS Downes (DD-375) was in drydock next to Cassin at Pearl Harbor on the morning of 7 December 1941 when the base was attacked by a huge Japanese airstrike. Emmons was coming to the assistance of USS Rodman when she was targeted by multiple kamikazes. The guide has vital checklists, charts, a database of federal resources, including the VA’s Caregiver Program. USS Colhoun (DD-85) was acting as a high-speed transport ferrying vital supplies to Guadalcanal when on 30 Aug 1942 while offloading near Kukum Point she was attacked by Japanese dive bombers. The ship's crew threw a life raft to the enemy crew in the water and continued on their way to Oran. The ship would be sold to the Argentine Navy and eventually made its way back to the US and finally Japan (ironically) for scrapping in 1978. The TBI that hit Medina affected his balance, his speech, and his ability to walk, among other things. In the four six-gun salvos returned by Portland, she succeeded in starting fires in the Japanese ship. Another bucket brigade attacked the fires while the ship's first lieutenant investigated all accessible lower decks. The enemy plane crashed into the ships superstructure and a 40 mm gun mount. 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