List of shipwrecks in December 1942

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The list of shipwrecks in December 1942 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during December 1942.

December 1942
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1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1942
Ship Country Description
HMAS Armidale  Royal Australian Navy World War II: The Bathurst-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Timor Sea south off Timor (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by Japanese aircraft with the loss of 60 Dutch troops and 40 crew. 22 survivors were rescued by Kalgoorlie ( Royal Australian Navy).[1]
Blairatholl  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 110: The cargo ship collided with John Bakke ( Norway) in the Atlantic Ocean and sank.[2]
Città di Trapani  Italy World War II: The hospital ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea east of "Canis".[3]
Cortellazzo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.).[4]
Graz  Germany World War II: The hospital ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Bizerte, Tunisia.[3]
HMT Jasper  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy PW 256: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by S-81 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 crew.[5]
Tabarca  Italy World War II: The coastal trading vessel struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Caput Vada, Tunisia.[3]
Trevalgan  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Trinidad (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine). All 43 crew were rescued by USS PC-572 ( United States Navy).[6]
UJ 1206  Kriegsmarine The submarine chaser collided with M 29 ( Kriegsmarine) and sank in the Baltic Sea off Gogland, Soviet Union.[3]
V-135  Regia Marina World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica by HMS Ursula ( Royal Navy).[3]
Westsee  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Barents Sea off Petsamo, Finland.[7]

2 December

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Amarylis  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-181 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 37 crew.[8]
Askild  Norway World War II: Convoy CL 61: The cargo ship ran aground at Chance Cove, Newfoundland and was wrecked with the loss of two of her 22 crew.[9]
Aspromonte  Italy World War II: Convoy H: The train ferry was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Aurora, HMS Argonaut, HMS Quentin, HMS Sirius, (all  Royal Navy) and HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy).[3]
Aventino  Italy World war II: Convoy H: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Aurora, HMS Argonaut, HMS Quentin, HMS Sirius, (all  Royal Navy) and HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy).[3]
Besholt  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-174 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of the 42 people aboard.[10]
City of Bath  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Georgetown, British Guiana (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-508 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 83 crew. Survivors were rescued by City of Dunkirk ( United Kingdom) or reached land in their lifeboat.[11]
Coamo  United States World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-604 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 186 people, 16 troops, 37 Gunners, and 133 crew, either in the sinking or on rafts during a storm the next day.[12]
Folgore  Regia Marina World War II: Convoy H: The Folgore class destroyer was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by HMS Aurora, HMS Argonaut, HMS Quentin, HMS Sirius, (all  Royal Navy) and HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy).[3][13]
KT 1  Kriegsmarine World War II: The transport ship shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Aurora, HMS Argonaut, HMS Quentin, HMS Sirius, (all  Royal Navy) and HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy).[3]
Lupo  Regia Marina World War II: Convoy C: The Spica-class torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia by HMS Janus, HMS Javelin, HMS Jervis and HMS Kelvin (all  Royal Navy) with loss of her Captain and 134 crew members.[3][5]
Puccini  Italy World War II: Convoy H: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Seraph ( Royal Navy).[3]
HMS Quentin  Royal Navy World War II: The Q-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers, Algeria by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of ten crew.[5]
Sacro Cuore  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Susa, Libya by HMS Umbra ( Royal Navy).[3]
Sainte Marguerite II  France The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, off San Remo, Italy, by HMS Ursula ( Royal Navy).[14]
Veloce  Italy World War II: Convoy C: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off the Kerkennah Islands by HMS Janus, HMS Javelin, HMS Jervis and HMS Kelvin (all  Royal Navy)with a loss of 63 crew members.[3][5][15]

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Antonio Mosto  Regia Marina World War II: The torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunis, Tunisia by HMS Unrivalled ( Royal Navy).[3]
Audace  Italy World War II: Convoy C: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by British aircraft.[3]
Belita  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by I-29 ( Imperial Japanese Navy). All 30 crew survived.[16]
Empire Dabchick  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 146: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-183 ( Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were lost.
Gatinais  France World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by S 115 ( Kriegsmarine).[3]
Menes  Germany World War II: Convoy C: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya by British aircraft.[3][5]
Palmaiola  Italy World War II: Convoy C: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Djerba, Tunisia by British aircraft.[3][17]
HMS Penylan  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy PW 257: The Hunt-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Start Point, Devon by S-115 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 41 of her 168 crew.
Solon II  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Georgetown, British Guiana (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) with the loss of 75 of her 82 crew.[18]
Wallsend  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 41 crew. Her captain was taken on board U-552 as a prisoner of war, other survivors reached land in their lifeboats.[19]

4 December

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Bermondsey  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided in the North Sea with Bornholm ( United Kingdom) and was beached at South Shields, Co Durham. Refloated on 22 December. Declared a constructive total loss but repaired and re-entered service in 1943 as Empire Nutfield.[20]
Muzio Attendolo  Regia Marina World War II: The Condottieri-class cruiser was bombed and sunk in Naples Harbour by Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft of the United States 9th Air Force.[21]
Thomas A. Edison  United States The Liberty ship was grounded on Vuata Vatoa, Fiji Islands. She was destroyed in a hurricane on 1—2 January 1943 along with USS Grebe (AM-43) which had herself became grounded attempting to tow her off the beach.[22][23]
HMS Traveller  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Taranto, Apulia, Italy with the loss of all 65 crew.[5]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1942
Ship Country Description
HMT Bengali  Royal Navy The naval trawler burned at Lagos, Nigeria with the loss of one crew member when a benzene spill from Athelvictor ( United Kingdom) ignited.[5]
HMT Canna  Royal Navy The Isles-class naval trawler burned at Lagos with the loss of 12 crew when a benzene spill from Athelvictor ( United Kingdom) ignited.[5]
Hardhaus  Norway The coaster capsized and sank in the North Sea off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder.[24]
HMT Spaniard  Royal Navy The naval trawler burned at Lagos with the loss of two crew when a benzene spill from Athelvictor ( United Kingdom) ignited.[5]
Teesbank  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-128 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 62 crew. The captain was taken on board U-128 as a prisoner of war. Other survivors were rescued by Bessemer ( United States) and East Wales ( United Kingdom).[25]

6 December

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1942
Ship Country Description
USS Grebe  United States Navy The Fleet Tug, a former Lapwing-class minesweeper, ran aground at Vuata Vatoa, Fiji Islands. She was wrecked in a hurricane on 1 January 1943.
Henry Stanley  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 580 nautical miles (1,070 km) north west of the Azores, Portugal (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine). The captain was taken aboard U-103 as a prisoner of war. The rest of the 64 crew took to the lifeboats but were not seen again.[26]
Porfido  Regia Marina World War II: The Acciaio-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 90 miles north-north-east of Bône, Algeria (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by submarine HMS Tigris ( Royal Navy).[27]
Serooskerk  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-155 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 83 crew.[28]
V 6116 Ubier and V 6117 Cherusker  Kriegsmarine World War II: The patrol ships were mined and sunk in Porsangerfjord, Norway (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.).[29]

7 December

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Ceramic  United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Azores, Portugal (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-515 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 656 of the 657 people on board. The survivor was taken on board U-515 as a prisoner of war.[30]
Hino Maru No. 3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea 135 miles west south west of Minami, Iwo Jima (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by USS Kingfish ( United States Navy). 6 Gunners and 13 crew killed. 25 survivors rescued by Hospital Ship Takasago Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[31]
Peter Mærsk  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 149: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 460 nautical miles (850 km) west of the Azores (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-185 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 62 crew.[32]
Saronicos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of her 34 crew.[33]
Kromwijk  Germany World War II: The ancient houseboat from the Rhine, taken over in 1940 and converted in Rotterdam was working for the Organisation Todt, carrying a cargo of bricks. It was attacked by Allied aircraft and sunk S of Jersey Channel Islands (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) [34] [35]

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Empire Spenser  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 217: The tanker, on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-524 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 58 crew. Survivors were rescued by Perth ( United Kingdom).[20][36]
Eugenie Livanos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean 300 miles south east of Madagascar by Michel ( Kriegsmarine). Eleven crewmen were killed, the rest of her crew were made prisoners of war.[37]
Heinan Maru  Japan World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by Gar ( United States Navy).[3]
James McKay  United States World War II: Convoy HX 217: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-600 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 62 crew.[38]
Koçiboglu  Turkey World War II: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Bosphorus by D-5 ( Soviet Navy).[3]
Smerch  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat was sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft at Murmansk.[39] She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[3]
U-254  Kriegsmarine World War II: Whilst manoeuvering to attack Convoy HX 217, the Type VIIC submarine collided with U-221 ( Kriegsmarine) in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) and sank with the loss of 41 of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by U-221.
U-611  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by a Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft on 120 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 45 crew.[40]

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Charles L D  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 217: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by Perth ( United Kingdom).[41]
Edith Bösselmann  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea west of Rucava, Latvia (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.).[42]
I-3  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Junsen I type submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 3 miles north east of Kamimbo Bay, Guadalcanal (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by PT-59 ( United States Navy) with the loss of her Captain and 89 crew. 4 surviving crew swam ashore and joined the defenders of the island.[43]
Lyng  Norway The cargo ship collided in the North Sea off Tynemouth, Northumberland, United Kingdom with Greyfriars ( United Kingdom and sank. All seventeen crew were rescued.[44]
HMS Marigold  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy KMS 3Y: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of 105° Gruppo AS, Regia Aeronautica with the loss of 40 of her 85 crew.
Mascot  Free France The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, east of Cape Carbon, Algeria, by Italian aircraft.[45]
Nigerian  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) south east of Trinidad (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) with the loss of five of her 61 crew. Survivors were rescued by Maravi ( Panama), Newbrundoc ( Canada and USS PC-624 ( United States Navy).[46]
HMS Porcupine  Royal Navy World War II: The P-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Oran, Algeria (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-602 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 176 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Vanoc ( Royal Navy). Porcupine was towed to Arzew by a French tug. In March 1943, she was towed to Oran where she was declared a total loss. She was cut in two and both halves were towed to Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom where they were used as accommodation hulks until 1946.
Süllberg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Umbra ( Royal Navy) in the Gulf of Gabès, Tunisia (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.).[47]

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Kamoi Maru  Japan World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Buka-Kilinailau Channel by USS Wahoo ( United States Navy).[48]
Genzan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the north east coast of Japan by USS Halibut ( United States Navy).[49]
Shingo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the north east coast of Japan by USS Halibut ( United States Navy).[49]
UJ 1704 Ulhenhorst  Kriegsmarine The naval trawler was wrecked near Geitungen Lighthouse, Norway (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.).[50]

11 December

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Blean  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy KMF 4: The Hunt-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) north west of Oran, Algeria by U-443 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 89 of her 168 crew.
Johore Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Greenling ( United States Navy).[3]
Trautenfels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Terschelling, the Netherlands.[51]

12 December

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Avonwood  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 889: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk by S-48 ( Kriegsmarine).[52]
Berto  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Algiers, Algeria (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by limpet mines that had been placed on her hull by frogmen from Ambra ( Regia Marina. All 27 crew survived but a passenger was killed.[53]
Empire Centaur  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria by manned torpedoes launched from Ambra ( Regia Marina) in an operation conducted by Decima Flottiglia MAS, Regia Marina. She was repaired and returned to service.
Empire Gull  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mozambique Channel (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Freesia and HMS Inconstant (both  Royal Navy).[20][54]
Empire Hawksbill  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 34: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine).[20]
Glen Tilt  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 889: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft by S-110 ( Kriegsmarine).[52]
Gyukozan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off the north east coast of Japan by USS Halibut ( United States Navy).[49]
Knitsley  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 889: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft by S-117 ( Kriegsmarine).[52]
Lindisfarne  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 889: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft by S-63 ( Kriegsmarine).[52]
Macedonia  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Susa, Libya by HMS Umbra ( Royal Navy).[5] She was beached, but was torpedoed and destroyed on 4 March 1943 by HMS Unseen ( Royal Navy)[55][56]
Marianne  Norway World War II: Convoy FN 889: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft by S-63 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 30 crew. Survivors were rescued by Royal Navy ships.[52]
Pierre Loti  United Kingdom The refrigerated cargo liner ran aground in the Gabon Estuary (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.). She was abandoned as a total loss on 4 November 1943.[57]
PT-44  United States Navy World War II: The PT Boat was shelled and sunk off Savo Island, The Solomons,(Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by Kawakaze and Suzukaze both ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[58]
HMS P222  Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Capri, Italy by Fortunale ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 48 crew.
Ripley  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-161 ( Kriegsmarine). All 41 crew were either rescued by Royal Star ( United Kingdom or reached land in their lifeboat.[59]
Sperrbrecher 143 Beijerland  Kriegsmarine World War II: Operation Valuable: The Sperrbrecher was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) north west of Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France by HMS Albrighton and HMS Eskdale.[3][5]
Sperrbrecher 178 Gauss  Germany World War II: Operation Valuable: The Sperrbrecher was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) north west of Dieppe by HMS Worcester ( Royal Navy.[3][5]
Teruzuki  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Akizuki-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, by PT 37 and PT 40, both ( United States Navy). 9 crew killed. 56 survivors rescued by Naganami, 140 survivors rescued by Arashi (both ( Imperial Japanese Navy)) and 150 others including her C.O. reached Guadalcanal in boats.[60]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1942
Ship Country Description
City of Bombay  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-159 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of the 154 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Cape Breton ( United Kingdom), Star of Cairo ( Egypt) and USS Tenacity ( United States Navy).[61]
Corallo  Regia Marina World War II: The Perla-class submarine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Enchantress ( Royal Navy).[3]
Foscolo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by British aircraft.[3]
Scania  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north of Fortaleza, Brazil (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine). All 25 crew were rescued by Nordstjernan ( Sweden).[62]
Theano  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Mandal, Norway by British aircraft.[3]

14 December

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Argonaut  Royal Navy World War II: The Dido-class cruiser was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by Mocenigo ( Regia Marina). Repairs took until November 1943 to complete.[3]
Castelverde  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cap Bon, Tunisia by HMS Unruffled ( Royal Navy).[3][63]
Caucaso  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by British aircraft.[3]
Delfin  Italy World War II: The Standard WWI cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Taku ( Royal Navy).[3]
Edencrag  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy TE 9: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Algiers, Algeria (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-443 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 24 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Samphire ( Royal Navy).[64]
Etna  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-217 ( Kriegsmarine). All 27 crew survived.[65]
Honestas  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Sahib ( Royal Navy).[3]
Orfor  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-105 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 61 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Black Bear ( Royal Navy) or reached land in their lifeboat.[66]
Sawahloento  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) south east of Durban, South Africa (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-177 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 52 of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by the fishing vessel Guide Me ( South Africa).[67]
Trondhjem  Norway The cargo ship collided with Oinas ( Finland) and sank. Raised in April 1943, repaired and returned to service.[68]
Uarsciek  Regia Marina World War II: The Adua-class submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Petard ( Royal Navy) and Vasilissa Olga ( Hellenic Navy) and was captured after a surface fight, with the loss of her captain and 17 members of her crew. She sank the next day (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) south of Sicily while under tow by HMS Petard.[69]

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Alcoa Rambler  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Natal, Brazil (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-174 with the loss of one of her 55 crew.[70]
Germania  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by HMS Egret and HMS Tanatside (both  Royal Navy) and was scuttled. Seventy-one survivors were rescued.[5]
Hannah Møller  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Benghazi, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Sant' Antioco  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Unruffled ( Royal Navy).[3]
Star of Suez  Egypt World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-159 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 42 crew.[71]
U-626  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. by USCGC Ingham ( United States Coast Guard) with the loss of all 47 crew.

16 December

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Bello  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 153: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-610 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Pink ( Royal Navy).[72]
East Wales  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-159 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by Gullmaren ( Sweden).[73]
Emile Francqui  Belgium World War II: Convoy ON 153: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-664 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 46 of the 87 people on board.[74][75]
Genzan Maru  Japan World War II: South Bound Convoy No. 65: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged by USS Halibut ( United States Navy) off Shriya Zaki. The ship is lost by grounding.[76]
Observer  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 350 nautical miles (650 km) east of Cape São Roque, Brazil (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-176 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 66 of her 81 crew.[77]
Shingo Maru  Japan World War II: North Bound Convoy No. 67: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk by USS Halibut ( United States Navy) off Shriya Zaki.[76]

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Aviere  Regia Marina World War II: The Soldati-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north-east of Bizerte, Tunisia (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.), by HMS Splendid ( Royal Navy), with the loss of 200 lives.[78]
Bandoeng Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Solomon Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north west of Cape Henpan, Buka Island, Bouganville (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by USS Grouper ( United States Navy). 13 crew killed.[79]
HMS Firedrake  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy ON 153: The F-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. by U-211 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 118 of her 145 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Sunflower ( Royal Navy).[5]
USCGC Natsek  United States Coast Guard Disappeared in the Strait of Belle Isle.[80]
Poitou  France World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Morocco (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 22 crew.[81]

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Bretwalda  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy MKS 3Y: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 330 nautical miles (610 km) west north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-563 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by ORP Krakowiak ( Polish Navy).[82]
Euphrasia  Italy World War II: The sailing vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy).[3]
MTB 30  Royal Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[83]
Monsun  Germany The cargo ship foundered off Rørvik, Norway.[84]
Oropos  Greece World War II: Convoy ON 152: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-621 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[85]
HMS Partridge  Royal Navy World War II: The P-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Oran, Algeria (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-565 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 211 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Penn ( Royal Navy).[5][86]
Tenryū  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Tenryū-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Bismarck Sea off Madang, New Guinea (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by USS Albacore ( United States Navy). 23 crew killed. Survivors rescued by Suzukaze ( Imperial Japanese Navy

19 December

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Snapdragon  Royal Navy World War II: The Flower-class corvette was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 23 crew.[5][87]
HMNZS South Sea  Royal New Zealand Navy World War II: The minesweeping trawler was sunk in a collision with SS Wahine ( New Zealand) in Wellington Harbour.[88]

20 December

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1942
Ship Country Description
I-4  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Junsen I type submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean in St. George's Channel, between New Britain and New Ireland (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.), by USS Seadragon ( United States Navy). Lost with all 90 crew.[89]
Mitsuki Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Pacific Ocean off the Inubōsaki Lighthouse.[3]
Otina  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 153: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-621 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 60 crew.[90]

21 December

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Montreal City  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 152: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) east north east of St. John's, Newfoundland (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-591 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.[91][92]
Rosina S.  Regia Marina World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy).[3]
Strathallan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy KMF 5: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Oran, Algeria by U-562 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of the 5,122 people on board. She was taken in tow by HMS Laforey, which later transferred the tow to HMS Restive (both  Royal Navy). The survivors were rescued by HMS Laforey, HMS Panther, HMS Pathfinder, HMS Restive and HMS Verity (all  Royal Navy). Strathallen capsized and sank the next day at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..[93]
Zuri  Regia Marina World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Bizerte, Tunisia.[3]

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Kaiyo Maru  Japan The cargo ship was wrecked in the Seto Inland Sea.[94]
P 35  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The guard ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Greenling ( United States Navy).[3]
Teifuku Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Trigger ( United States Navy).[3]

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Knut  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire. Her 23 crew survived.[95]
Sperrbrecher 138 Friedrich Karl  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Borkum.[3]

24 December

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Amakasu Maru No. 1  Japan World War II: The sailing ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south of Wake Island, Alaska, United States by USS Triton ( United States Navy).[96]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Banshu Maru No. 2  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Ombai Strait by USS Tautog ( United States Navy).[3][97]
Dona Aurora  Philippines World War II: The freighter was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 200 miles east of Brazil (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by Enrico Tazzoli ( Regia Marina). 3 crew captured and made prisoners of war. Fifty survivors were rescued by Testbank ( United Kingdom).[98]
HMS P48  Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Gulf of Tunis north west of Zembra, Tunisia (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by torpedo boats Ardente and Ardito (both  Regia Marina) with the loss of all hands.[99]
Tokiwa Maru No. 1  Japan World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the Bismark Archipelago by USS Thresher ( United States Navy).[3]
Y 38  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Grayback ( United States Navy

26 December

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1942
Ship Country Description
RD 30  Regia Marina World War II: The RD-class minesweeper was sunk at Bizerte, Tunisia by Allied aircraft.[100]
U-357  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged, rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by HMS Hesperus and HMS Vanessa (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of 36 of her 42 crew.[101][102]
Westmark  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Naples, Italy by HMS Unbroken ( Royal Navy).[3]

27 December

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Eleonora Rosa  Italy World War II: The sailing vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy).[3]
Empire Union  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-356 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 69 crew. Survivors were rescued by Toward ( United Kingdom).[20][103]
Italy Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The Daifuku Maru No. 1-class transport ship was bombed and sunk at Rabaul, New Britain (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by B-17s.[104]
King Edward  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north north east of the Azores, Portugal (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-356 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Napanee ( Royal Canadian Navy) and Toward ( United Kingdom).[105]
Melrose Abbey  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north north east of the Azores (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-356 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 34 crew. Survivors were rescued by Toward ( United Kingdom).[106]
Oakbank  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north east of Fortaleza, Brazil (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-507 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 27 of her 64 crew. Two crew were taken on board U-507 as prisoners of war. The rest of the survivors were rescued by Comandante Ripper ( Brazil) and Juvenal ( Argentina).[107]
Scottish Heather  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The tanker straggled behind the convoy due to refuelling HMCS Chilliwack ( Royal Canadian Navy) at sea. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-225 ( Kriegsmarine). She was abandoned by her 54 crew, but was later reboarded and reached the Clyde on 2 January 1943. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[108]
Soekaboemi  Netherlands World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo liner straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-336 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 70 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Napanee ( Royal Canadian Navy) and Toward ( United Kingdom). Soekaboemo was later torpedoed and sunk by U-441 ( Kriegsmarine).[109]
U-336  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by HMCS Battleford, HMCS Chilliwack, HMCS Napanee and HMCS St. Laurent (all  Royal Canadian Navy) with the loss of all 46 crew.[110]
USS Wasmuth  United States Navy The High Speed Minesweeper, a former Clemson-class destroyer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Alaska when a storm dislodged two of her depth charges, which exploded and damaged the stern of the ship. All on board were rescued by USS Ramapo ( United States Navy) before she sank two days later.

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Baron Cochrane  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Azores, Portugal by U-406 ( Kriegsmarine). She was then torpedoed and sunk in the early hours of 29 December at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. by U-123 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Milne ( Royal Navy).[111]
Choyo Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea by USS Kingfish ( United States Navy).[31]
Empire Shackleton  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The CAM ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-225 ( Kriegsmarine). She was later torpedoed and damaged by U-123 and then shelled and sunk by U-435 (both  Kriegsmarine). All 69 crew were rescued by HMS Fidelity ( Royal Navy) and HMCS Shediac ( Royal Canadian Navy).[20][112]
Empire Wagtail  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-260 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 42 crew.[20][113]
Gran  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Ursula ( Royal Navy).[3]
Lynton Grange  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Azores by U-406 ( Kriegsmarine). She was then torpedoed and sunk in the early hours of 29 December at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-628 ( Kriegsmarine). All 52 crew were rescued by HMS Milne ( Royal Navy).[114]
Melmore Head  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-225 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Shediac ( Royal Canadian Navy).[115]
Norse King  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-591 ( Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her 37 crew, who were rescued by one of the escort vessels. They later reboarded her and go her under way again. The next day, she was torpedoed, shelled and sunk (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-435 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[116][117]
Omi Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean midway between Wake Island and Truk, South Pacific Mandate (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by USS Triton ( United States Navy) with the loss of all hands.[96]
President Francqui  Belgium World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-225 ( Kriegsmarine). She then straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk the next day by U-336 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 52 crew. Her captain was taken on board U-225 as a prisoner of war. Her captain was taken on board U-225 as a prisoner of war.[118][119] The survivors rescued by HMCS Prescott and HMCS Shediac (both  Royal Canadian Navy).[citation needed]
Sperrbrecher 149 Goote  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Sperrbrecher struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands.[3]
HMS St Issey  Royal Navy World War II: The Saint-class tug, was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-617 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 36 crew.[120]
Treworlas  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS PC-609 ( United States Navy).[121]
Ville de Rouen  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores by U-225 ( Kriegsmarine). She was the torpedoed and sunk by U-662 ( Kriegsmarine). All 71 crew were rescued by HMCS Shediac ( Royal Canadian Navy).[122]
Zarian  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged north west of the Azores by U-406 ( Kriegsmarine). She was then torpedoed and sunk in the early hours of 29 December at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-591 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Milne ( Royal Navy).[123]

29 December

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1942
Ship Country Description
Argonaut  Germany The cargo ship was sunk in a collision off Kirkenes, Norway.[124]
E. H. Blum  United States The tanker ran aground 8 miles west of the Fenwick Island Shoal Whistle Buoy (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.). On 30 December pounding on the bottom caused the hull to crack and an explosion broke her in two. Her stern sank & the bow washed ashore. She was declared a Total Loss.[125]
Haichan Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the Java Sea off Surabaya, Dutch East Indies by USS Thresher ( United States Navy). She sank the next day.[126]
Iseo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Algeria by British aircraft.[3]
Marte  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Ferrato by HMS Turbulent ( Royal Navy).[3]
Teifuku Maru  Japan World War II:The cargo ship was damaged by a mine 7 km from the Inubozaki Lighthouse, Chiba Prefecture. She was beached 800 meters north of the Choshi Harbor flood marker. Abandoned after receiving further damage in a storm on 4 January 1943.[127]
Torquato Gennari  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Safari ( Royal Navy).[3]
V 5905 Nordriff  Kriegsmarine The Vorpostenboot ran aground in Lopphavet and was wrecked.[3]
Varafjell  Norway The coaster ran aground at Korsnes and sank.[68]

30 December

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Fidelity  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy ONS 154: The Special Service Vessel straggled behind the convoy due to an engine breakdown. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-435 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 369 of her 379 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS St. Laurent and HMCS Woodstock (both  Royal Canadian Navy).[128]
Hiteru Maru  Imperial Japanese Army World War II: The transport ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by USS Greenling ( United States Navy).[3]
Ingerfem  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 156: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy due to problems with her engine. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-631 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 of her 41 crew. The survivor was rescued by Stag Hound ( United States).[129]
HMS LCV-752 and HMS LCV-754  Royal Navy World War II: The Landing Craft, Vehicles were being transported as deck cargo on board HMS Fidelity ( Royal Navy) and were lost when that ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-435 ( Kriegsmarine).[128]
Nissho Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bougainville Strait by USS Greenling ( United States Navy).[130]
Paderewski  Poland World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Trinidad (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by U-214 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by a fishing vessel and two United States Navy patrol boats.[131]
Tomiura Maru  Japan World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain by Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft of the United States 5th Air Force.[132]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1942
Ship Country Description
HMS Achates  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of the Barents Sea / Convoy JW 51B: The A-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea 135 nautical miles (250 km) east south east of Bear Island, Norway by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 113 of her 194 crew.
HMS Bramble  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of the Barents Sea / Convoy JW 51B: The Halcyon-class minesweeper was shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea by Friedrich Eckoldt, Richard Beitzen and Z29 (all  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 120 crew.[5]
Ma-2  Imperial Japanese Navy World War II: The Ma-1 class auxiliary minelayer was sunk by a mine in Surabaya Harbour.[133]
Friedrich Eckoldt  Kriegsmarine
Friedrich Eckoldt

World War II: Battle of the Barents Sea / Operation Regenbogen: The Type 1934A-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) by HMS Sheffield ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 341 crew

Maddelena  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Mahdia, Tunisia by HMS Unrivalled ( Royal Navy).[3]
USS Rescuer  United States Navy The Rescuer-class rescue and salvage ship ran aground in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska and was wrecked.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1942
Ship Country Description
L-24  Soviet Navy World War II: The Leninets-class submarine was sunk in a minefield in the Black Sea east of Cape Shabla, Bulgaria(Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) between Dec. 15-19 with a loss of all 60 crew members.[134]
HMS LCT 2053, HMS LCT 2054 and HMS LCT 2312 all ( Royal Navy): World War II: The Landing Craft, Tanks were lost in transit from the US to the UK sometime in December, probably as cargo on a ship, or ships.[135][136][137]
M-31  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine went missing in the Black Sea off Fidonisi Island after 17 December.[138]
HMS Mondara  Royal Navy World War II: The cable layer was bombed and damaged at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached and used as a stores ship until scrapped in 1947.[91]
HMS P311  Royal Navy World War II: Operation Principal: The T-class submarine left Malta on 28 December for La Maddalena, Sicily, Italy. No further trace, lost with all 71 people on board.[139]
Shch-212  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was sunk in a minefield in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) after 11 December with a loss of all 44 crew members.[3][140]

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Ship events in 1942
Ship launches: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship commissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship decommissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Shipwrecks: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947