Events on this day
This page is our compilation of data from several different databases. All data shown here is dynamic, but is accurate according to the information we have right now. Although content is still being added daily, more than 75% of the launched and commissioned data is already in place, so this section is almost complete.
The Shipyard Report
Laid down (32)
1938: Destroyer Le Flibustier
1943: Minesweeper BYMS 2278 (J 1078) - Frigate Capel (K 470) - Destroyer Cockade (R 34) - Frigate Cooke (K 471) - Frigate Nadder (K 392) - MS Trawler Skomer (T 381) - Submarine Barbel (316) - Tank landing ship LST 274 (LST 274) - Motor torpedo boat PT 345 - Minesweeper YMS-278 (YMS-278)
1944: Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-588 (LCI(L)-588) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-589 (LCI(L)-589) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-590 (LCI(L)-590) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-592 (LCI(L)-592) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-973 (LCI(L)-973) - Landing craft tank LCT 1020 (LCT 1020) - Landing craft tank LCT 678 (LCT 678) - Landing craft tank LCT 742 (LCT 742) - Landing craft tank LCT 786 (LCT 786) - Medium landing ship LSM 312 (LSM 312) - Medium landing ship LSM 9 (LSM 9) - Tank landing ship LST 620 (LST 620)
1945: Landing Craft Tank LCT 4001 (LCT 4001)
1918: Patrol craft Pathan (K 26)
1925: Armed Merchant Cruiser Transylvania (F 56)
1926: Heavy cruiser Cornwall (56)
1936: Landing Ship Infantry Royal Scotsman (F 115)
1937: Submarine Pompano (181)
1942: Minesweeper YMS-99 (YMS-99)
1943: Minesweeper BYMS 2034 (J 834) - Minesweeper BYMS 2246 (J 1046) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-293 (LCI(L)-293) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 634 (LCT 634) - Oiler Cowanesque (AO 79) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-293 (LCI(L)-293) - Tank landing ship LST 19 (LST 19) - Motor torpedo boat PT 226 - Motor torpedo boat PT 321 - Submarine chaser SC-1316 (SC-1316) - Submarine chaser SC-1351 (SC-1351) - Minesweeper YMS-246 (YMS-246)
1944: MS Trawler Rampur (T 12) - Rescue Tug Enticer (W 166) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 7047 (LCT 7047) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 7075 (LCT 7075) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 7076 (LCT 7076) - Salvage vessel Salvictor (W 190) - Destroyer Zodiac (R 54) - Seaplane tender Castle Rock (AVP 35) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-574 (LCI(L)-574) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-664 (LCI(L)-664) - Landing craft tank LCT 677 (LCT 677) - Landing craft tank LCT 893 (LCT 893) - Landing craft tank LCT 997 (LCT 997) - Tank landing ship LST 1005 (LST 1005) - Tank landing ship LST 1006 (LST 1006) - Tank landing ship LST 551 (LST 551) - Tank landing ship LST 735 (LST 735) - Tank landing ship LST 906 (LST 906) - Submarine chaser SC-1487 (SC-1487) - Minesweeper YMS-414 (YMS-414)
1914: Torpedo boat G 13 (H 35)
1916: Battleship Nevada (BB 36)
1933: Submarine Porpoise (N 14)
1941: Motor Launch ML 207 (ML 207) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 258 (MTB 258) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 259 (MTB 259) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 260 (MTB 260) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 261 (MTB 261) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 262 (MTB 262) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 263 (MTB 263) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 264 (MTB 264) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 265 (MTB 265) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 266 (MTB 266) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 267 (MTB 267) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 268 (MTB 268) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 269 (MTB 269) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 270 (MTB 270) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 271 (MTB 271)
1943: Destroyer Scorpion (ii) (G 72) - Destroyer Tuscan (R 56) - Sloop Wild Goose (U 45) - Fleet tug Hopi (AT 71) - Tank landing ship LST 331 (LST 331) - Tank landing ship LST 471 (LST 471) - Motor torpedo boat PT 217 - Motor torpedo boat PT 221 - Motor torpedo boat PT 314
1944: Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1267 (ML 1267) - Motor Launch ML 863 (ML 863) - Destroyer Svenner (G 03) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-661 (LCI(L)-661) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-740 (LCI(L)-740) - Tank landing ship LST 981 (LST 981) - Motor torpedo boat PT 521 - Submarine Queenfish (393)
1945: Frigate Alexandria (PF-18)
Laid down means that the ship's construction was officially started by laying down the keel (often just a single steel beam but could also mean the first of many pre-fabricated sections).
Launched means that the ship was launched from its shipyard, it then began its fitting out period (installation of smaller systems, weapons etc.) - in many yards the ships were launched very complete and needed little work afterwards.
Commissioned is when the navy takes the ship officially over and gives command of it to its new captain.
War Losses on 11 March (4)
More information on Allied Warships losses.
General Events on 11 March
Submarine HMS Unity: HMS Unity (Lt. J.F.B. Brown, RN) ended her 7th war patrol at Blyth.
Submarine HMS Phoenix: HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rowe, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong.
Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt.Cdr. A.G.L. Seale, RN) left dock.
Destroyer HMS Broke: The British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN) and HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Younghusband, RN) together pick up 42 survivors from the Dutch tanker Eulota that was torpedoed and sunk about 120 nautical miles west of Quessant in position 48°35'N, 08°22'W by German U-boat U-28
Destroyer HMS Wild Swan: The British destroyers HMS Broke (Cdr. B.G. Scurfield, RN) and HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Younghusband, RN) together pick up 42 survivors from the Dutch tanker Eulota that was torpedoed and sunk about 120 nautical miles west of Quessant in position 48°35'N, 08°22'W by German U-boat U-28
Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) is undocked.
Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) arrived at Halifax, Canada. The engines of Tribune developed problems en-route (yet again).
Submarine HMS Torbay: While on passage to Halifax HMS Torbay (Lt.Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, RN) was ordered to return to the U.K.
Submarine HMS Unique: HMS Unique (Lt. A.F. Collett, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. Unique returned to Malta with a defective Starboard main engine. This could not be repaired at sea and required a period of repairs at Malta.
Destroyer HMS Witherington: HMS Witherington (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Palmer, RN) was damaged by German bombing at Portsmouth, she was beached to prevent her from sinking. Repairs took over 5 months to complete.
Corvette HMCS Galt: HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) completed a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) was undocked.
Submarine USS Pollack: While operating in the East China Sea about 270 nautical miles east of Shanghai, USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Fukushu Maru (1454 GRT) in position 30°53'N, 126°20'E and the Japanese passenger-cargo ship Baikal Maru (5266 GRT) in position 31°00'N, 126°32'E.
Submarine HMS Safari: HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for first of class trials followed by a training period.
Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) arrived at Lerwick.
Submarine HMS Urge: HMS Urge (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Tomkinson, DSO and Bar, RN) suffered from a defective Port generator. The patrol had to be abandoned and course was set back to Malta for repairs.
Destroyer ORP Piorun: At night Polish lookouts on Piorun spotted a surfaced U-boat trying to slip into the convoy. The Germans also spotted the destroyer as the U-boat submerged. She was detected by the asdic and attacked with depth charges. After this attack, contact was lost and the Germans managed to slip away.
Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMAS Gawler (Lt.Cdr.(emergency) W.J. Seymour, RAN).
Submarine USS Albacore: USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.
Submarine USS Haddock: USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Midway for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.
Submarine HMS Saracen: HMS Saracen (Lt. M.G.R. Lumby, DSC, RN) was undocked.
Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Gibraltar. She was escorted towards Bishops Rock by HMS Asie (Skr. E.A. Mutten, RNR). While en-route Shakespeare was ordered to several patrol positions to intercept an expected German blockade runner due to arrive in France, making this her 4th war patrol.
Submarine HMS Simoom: HMS Simoom (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick.
Submarine HMS Splendid: HMS P 228 (Lt. I.L.M. McGeogh, RN) departed Algiers for her 7th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol North of Sicily, Italy.
Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick.
Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) carries out A/S exercises with the British destroyer HMS Offa (Capt. J. A. McCoy, DSO, RN), the British escort destroyer HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN) and the British minesweeper HMS Salamander (Lt. W.R. Muttram, RN). Later Trespasser departed from Scapa Flow bound for Rothesay.
Submarine HMS Truculent: HMS Truculent (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick.
Destroyer HMS Harvester: Submarine U-444 but is disabled and the U-boat has to be finished off by French corvette Aconit. HMS Harvester, now stationary, is torpedoed and sunk in position 51°23'N, 28°40'W by U-432
Destroyer HMS Impulsive: HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSO, DSC, RN) picks up 27 survivors from the American merchant Richard Bland.
Corvette FFL Aconit: German U-boat U-444 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 51°14'N, 29°18'W, by ramming and depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Harvester and the Free French corvette Aconit.
Submarine USS S-31: With her overhaul completed USS S-31 (Lt. R.F. Sellars) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall Islands area.
Submarine USSR M-35: M-35 fires two torpedoes against a German convoy made up of several small craft south of Cape Opuk, Crimea in position 44°59'N, 36°03'E. Both torpedoes failed to hit a target.
Submarine USSR M-174: M-174 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a auxiliary patrol vessel off the Varangerfjord. Both torpedoes missed their target.
ASW Trawler HMS Norwich City: HMS Norwich City (T/Lt. L.H. Stammers, RNVR) picks up 19 survivors from the American merchant James B. Stephens that was torpedoed and sunk on 8 March 1943 by German U-boat U-160 about 150 nautical miles north-east of Durban, South-Africa in position 28°53'S, 33°18'E.
Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Cdr. W.T. Griffith) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tsukikawa Maru (4673 GRT) west of Halmahera in position 01°25'S, 128°14'E.
Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) shifted from Ardrishaig to Rothesay.
Destroyer USS Thomas E. Fraser: USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived at Ulithi.
Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) arrived at Aden.
Submarine USS Silversides: USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Nichols) departed from Midway for her 13th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kyusyu in Japanese home waters.
Submarine USS Trigger: USS Trigger (Cdr. D.R. Connole) departed from Guam for her 12th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.
Submarine USS Boarfish: USS Boarfish (Cdr. R.L. Gross) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.
Submarine USS Ronquil: USS Ronquil (Cdr. R.B. Lander) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the northern Bonin Islands and south of Japan.
Submarine USS Segundo: USS Segundo (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Fulp, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shori Maru (3087 GRT) off southern Korea in position 34°25'N, 127°54'E.
Submarine USS Sea Dog: USS Sea Dog (Cmdr Earl Twining Hydeman) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol south of Kyushu and Honshu, Japan.
Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted trials off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Submarine HMS Spark: HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) was docked at Fremantle. After a few hours she was undocked again.
Submarine HMS Sturdy (ii): During the night of 11 / 12 March 1945 HMS Sturdy (T/Lt. F.A. Wicker, RNVR) passed through Lombok Strait Northbound.
Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR).
Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR).
Submarine chaser USS SC-1314: SC-1314 was anchored at KERAMA RETTO ANCHORAGE, Okinawa Gunto, Nansei Shoto. Put to sea as an escort to USS BENNETT (DD-473) for Saipan Island, Marianas Islands.