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Australia (Royal Australian Navy)

HMAS Broome Minesweeper. More...

British (Royal Navy)

HMS ALBERIC Minesweeping Trawler. More...

HMS Anthony

'A' class destroyer. More... on the A Class

The individual ship's histories.

HMS Archer Archer class escort carrier. More...
HMS Ark Royal Aircraft carrier. More...
HMS Arrow A Class destroyer. More...
HMS Asphodel Flower class Corvette. More...
HMS Bangor Bangor class destroyer. More...
HMS Bellwort Corvette. More...
HMS Blackpool Minesweeper. More...

HMS Bonaventure

Dido class Anti-aircraft cruiser. More...
HMS Brazen B class destroyer. More...
HMS Carlisle C class light cruiser. More...
HMS CILICIA Armed merchant cruiser. (F 54). More...

HMS Cossack

Tribal class destroyer. More...
HMS Cumberland Heavy Cruiser. More...
HMS Duncan Destroyer. More...
HMS Electra E Class destroyer. More...
HMS Encounter E class destroyer. More...
HMS ESKIMO Tribal class destroyer. More...  Canadian viewpoint.
HMS Esperance Bay Armed Merchant Cruiser (F 67). More...
HMS Fiji Fiji class light cruiser. More...
HMS Furious Aircraft carrier. More...
HMS Glorious Aircraft carrier. More...
HMS Gloucester Southampton class light cruiser. More...
HMS Grampus Porpoise Class submarine. More...
HMS Greyhound G class destroyer. More...
HMS Hasty H class destroyer. More...
HMS Harvester H Class destroyer. More...
HMS Highlander Havant Class destroyer. More...
HMS Hood Battlecruiser. More...
HMS Illustrious Aircraft Carrier. More...

HMS Kandahar

'K' class destroyer. More... More... on the K Class.
HMS Kashmir K class destroyer. More...
HMS Kelly K class destroyer. More...

HMS Kelvin

'K' class destroyer. More... More... on the K Class
HMS Kenya Colony Class light cruiser. More...

HMS Khartoum

Destroyer. More...
HMS Kimberley Destroyer. More...
HMS King George V Battleship. More...
HMS Kingston K class destroyer. More...
HMS Kipling K class destroyer. More...

HMS Mashona

Tribal Class destroyer. More...
HMS LIVERPOOL Southampton class cruiser. More...
HMS Lulworth Formerly United States Coast Guard Cutter Chelan (CGC-45) supplied under lend-lease. 2075 tons. Built 1928.

More and picture.

The Chelan was used in marine biology here.

More on the Lake Class Cutters.

Info on HMS Lulworth, Banff class

Coastguard magazine article from November 1942.

 

HMS Naiad Light cruiser. More...
HMS Norfolk Heavy Cruiser. More...

HMS Nubian

 Tribal class destroyer. More...
HMS P-32 Submarine. More....
HMS Perseus Submarine: See these web sites for pictures of Perseus as she lies on the ocean floor.

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/6680/sub.htm na d

http://www.divernet.com/wrecks/perse898.htm

 

HMS Prince of Wales King George V class battleship. More...
HMS Renown Battlecruiser. More...
HMS Rosalind Minesweeping trawler. More...
HMS Suffolk Heavy cruiser. More...
HMS Sunflower Destroyer. More...

HMS Tartar

Tribal class destroyer. More...

HMS Thetis

Royal Navy Submarine. More...
HMS Unicorn Fleet Air Arm Supply and Repair ship. More...
HMS Unsparing Submarine. More...
HMS Upholder U Class submarine. More...
HMS USK U class submarine. More....
HMS Victorious Aircraft carrier. More...
HMS Vidette Destroyer. More...
HMS Volunteer V&W class destroyer. More...
HMS VORTIGERN Destroyer. More...
HMS Walney Former United States' Coast Guard cutter, Sebago. More...
HMS Warspite Queen Elizabeth class battleship. More...
HMS Welshman Minelayer. More...
HMS Wessex V&W class destroyer. More...
HMS Wren V&W class destroyer. More...
SS Empress of Britain 42,000 ton luxury ocean liner. More...

Canada

HMCS Asbestos Revised Flower class corvette. More...
HMCS Gananoque Minesweeper. More...  Photos
HMCS St. Croix Destroyer. USS McCook (DD-252), was commissioned as HMCS St Croix (I-81) on 24 Sep. 1940 was part of the destroyers-for-bases deal.
HMCS New Waterford

France

Chacal Jaguar class destroyer. More...

Clemenceau

Battleship, a Richelieu class ship, weighing 40,900 tons and armed with 8 x 380mm guns. More...
Jaguar Jaguar class destroyer. More...
L'Adroit Destroyer. Picture
Normandie Transatlantic Blue Ribbon winning, ocean liner. More...
Orage Destroyer. More...
Brought into service in 1927.
Engaged in the Atlantic, it took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk. May 29, 1940, the footbridge of the Mistral is devastated by the a glancing blow from a bomb dropped from a German Ju-88 which fell 1.5m from its side. The commander was seriously injured, two men killed and fire devastates the bow.
The destroyer is seized by the British in Plymouth on July 3, 1940. It will be restored in 1944. Then put in reserve at Hartlepool.
Finally brought back to France (Cherbourg) by a British crew on August 25, 1945, it is condemned on February 17, 1950.

 

Germany (Kriegsmarine)

Bismarck

Panzerschiff. More...
Deutschland Panzerschiff. More...
Graf Spee Panzerschiff. More...

Current pictures

Komet Commerce raider. More...
Prinz Eugen Panzerschiff. More...

Scharnhorst">Scharnhorst

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U-106

U-boat net link.

U-106 was a long-range Type IXB submarine built by AG Weser, at Bremen. She was commissioned on 24 Sep 40. U-106 conducted eight patrols and compiled an impressive record of 22 ships sunk for a total of 138,578 tons and four ships damaged for a further 51,980 tons. On 23 Oct 41, the entire bridge watch of four men was washed overboard in rough seas. On 27 Jul 42 a Wellington patrol aircraft from RAF">RAF 311 Squadron attacked U-106, killing the First Watch Officer, OLtzS Wissmann, and wounding the commander, KptLt. Rasch. The boat had only left Lorient two days earlier and was forced to return, arriving on 28 Jul. U-106 was sunk on 02 Aug 43 north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 46.35N, 011.55W by depth charges from British and Australian Sunderland patrol aircraft from 228 and 461 Squadrons. OLtzS Wolf-Dietrich Damerow was the commanding officer at the time of her loss. There were 22 members lost from her crew of 58, including the CO.

 

Wilhelm Gustloff 'Strength Through Joy' cruise liner. More...

Italy (Regia Marina)

Reginaldo Giuliani

Submarine. More...

Italian submarines in the Indian Ocean

Japan

Japanese Aircraft Carriers

HIJMS I-29 B1 class submarine. More...
HIJMS I-52 Type C3. Submarine. 3,000 ton, 108m. long. More... History
HIJMS Hiryu Aircraft carrier. More...
HIJMS RO-104 KS Kaisho class submarine. More...

Romania

Mircea

Sail training ship built by the Blohm and Voss shipyard. Technical Spec. (at bottom of page)

The Mircea has a sister ship still in service with the United States' Coast Guard. Picture

Sweden

M.V. Gripsholm

Operating under the Swedish flag this ship was used to repatriate people stranded abroad as well as exchanged prisoners and wounded.

She also carried paying passengers (when space was available) who were trying to get to areas (like India in one of the pages below) no longer served by commercial service. She was painted white and sailed brightly lit at night to avoid mistaken identity.

 

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/7894/grip2.html

has a general overview of the ship's career, especially her mercy ship operations

http://www.people.virginia.edu/~pm9k/jem/words/ship.html

http://www.poloniatoday.com/radzia36.htm

Various family histories that recount wartime voyages on the Gripsholm

(Peter Smith)

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Molotov

Maxim Gorky class heavy cruiser. More...

United States of America (USA)

See here to search for any US ship.

USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) Destroyer. More...
USS Belleau Wood Light fleet aircraft carrier. More...
USS Benham Destroyer. (DD-397). More...
USS Block Island Escort Carrier. More...
USS CASPER Patrol Escort Vessel. More...
USS Cooper Destroyer. DD-695. Sunk at the Battle of Ormoc Bay. More...
USS Crescent City Transport. More...
USS Drum Submarine. More...
USS England Destroyer. More...
USS Essex Aircraft carrier. More...
USS Hammann Destroyer. More...
USS Hoga * * Hoga, was built by Consolidated Shipbuilders, Morris
Heights, N.Y. The vessel was launched on Dec. 31, 1940, and placed into service on May 22, 1941.

Coming under attack in Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Hoga saved several ships caught in the harbor. The vessel pulled the damaged repair ship USS Vestal away from the burning USS Arizona, and fought fires aboard the USS Arizona. Hoga pushed the minelayer USS Oglala to a nearby dock, and assisted the burning USS Nevada by fighting fires and pushing the sinking vessel aground. This prevented the USS Nevada from sinking in the channel and blocking the fleet's access to the open sea. For its actions, Hoga received a commendation from Admiral Chester A. Nimitz in February 1942.

* * Hoga was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S.
Department of the Interior in June 1989. After serving as a firefighting tug for
45 years on San Francisco Bay, the vessel was retired in 1993 and returned to Navy custody. Hoga was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on July 12, 1996. Hoga is the last remaining naval vessel afloat that saw action in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The creation of the Hoga museum and memorial in North Little Rock will allow future generations to share and commemorate its rich history.
USS Intrepid Aircraft carrier. More...
USS Iowa Battleship. More...
USS Kanawha Fleet Oiler. More...
USS LST-176 USCG Cutter. More...
USS Missouri Battleship. More...
USS New Jersey Battleship. More...
USS Power Destroyer. More...
USS Reid Destroyer.

The Reid (DD-369) was a Mahan Class Destroyer: I believe she normally would have been fitted with a SC search radar, later fitted with an SG search radar on or after 44. I could not find any specific information on her electronics.
The third Reid (DD-369) was laid down 25 June 1934 by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J., launched 11 January 1936; sponsored by Mrs. Beatrice Reid Power, and commissioned 2 November 1936, Capt. Robert B. Carney in command.
From 1937 into 1941, Reid participated in training and fleet maneuvers in the Atlantic and Pacific. During the attack upon Pearl Harbor, Reid fired at the Japanese planes, and her group of destroyers downed one. After the attack Reid patrolled off the Hawaiian Islands, Palmyra Atoll, and Johnston Island, in December. In January 1942, she escorted a convoy to San Francisco. Following patrol off Hawaii, she steamed to Midway Island, and then twice escorted convoys from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco.

Departing Pearl Harbor 22 May, Reid steamed north to bombard Japanese positions on Kiska Island, Alaska, 7 August. She supported landings at Adak, Alaska, 30 August, and sank by gunfire the Japanese submarine RO - 1 on the 31st. After transferring five prisoners to Dutch Harbor, Alaska she patrolled near New Caledonia, Samoa, and the Fiji Islands during October and November.

Departing Suva Harbor, Fiji Islands on Christmas Day 1942, she escorted Army troops to Guadalcanal, before guarding a convoy to Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. In January 1943, she bombarded several enemy locations on Guadalcanal.

After patrols in the Solomons, Reid provided radar information and fighter direction for landings at Lae, New Guinea, 4 September. While supporting landings at Finschhafen, New Guinea, on the 22cl she downed two enemy planes.

After patrol and escort duty off New Guinea, she sailed from Buna Roads, New Guinea, to escort troop transports to landings at Arawe, New Britain, 15 December 1943. She protected landings at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, on the 26th, and at Saidor, New Guinea, 2 January 1944. She guarded landings at Los Negros Island, Admiralty Islands, 29 February, and at Hollandia, New Guinea, 22 April. Her guns supported landings at Wakde Island I7 May, at Biak on the 27th, and at Noenifoor Island, New Guinea, 2 July.
Departing Pearl Harbor 29 August, she supported air strikes against Wake Island 3 September. After patrols off Leyte, Philippine Islands, in November she steamed to Ormoc Bay, Leyte. She supported landings there 7 December, and escorted the damaged Lamson (DD-367) toward Leyte Gulf.

Escorting reinforcements for Ormoc Bay near Surigao Straits 11 December, Reid destroyed seven Japanese planes, before she sank from repeated kamikaze crashes. Her 150 survivors were picked up by landing craft in her convoy.Reid received seven battle stars for World War II service.

USS Omaha Cruiser. More...
USS San Diego Cruiser. More...   Picture...
USS San Jacinto Aircraft carrier. More...
USS Saratoga Aircraft Carrier. More...
USS Sealion Submarine. More...
USS Seawolf Submarine. More...
USS Squalus Submarine. More...
USS Wasp Aircraft carrier. More...

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