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24 April

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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.

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Laid down (42)

1917: Battleship Maryland (BB 46)

1919: Minesweeper Warbler (ARS 11)

1940: Minesweeper Cowichan (J 146) - Minesweeper Malpeque (J 148) - Minesweeper Ungava (J 149)

1941: Minesweeper Wallaroo (J 222) - Submarine Sirdar (P 226) - Patrol craft PC-496 (PC-496) - Submarine chaser SC-515 (SC-515)

1942: Minesweeper BYMS 2048 (J 848) - Patrol craft PC-548 (PC-548) - Submarine chaser SC-1047 (SC-1047) - Submarine chaser SC-714 (SC-714) - Submarine chaser SC-743 (SC-743) - Minesweeper YMS-164 (YMS-164) - Minesweeper YMS-197 (YMS-197)

1943: Destroyer escort Sénégalais - MS Trawler Gillstone (T 355) - Patrol vessel Kilmarnock (Z 11) - Patrol craft PC-794 (PC-794) - Minesweeper Ransom (AM 283) - Submarine chaser SC-1365 (SC-1365) - Destroyer Wren (DD 568)

1944: Frigate Cawsand Bay (K 644) - Destroyer Drexler (DD 741) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1003 (LCI(L)-1003) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1004 (LCI(L)-1004) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1029 (LCI(L)-1029) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-618 (LCI(L)-618) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-619 (LCI(L)-619) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-682 (LCI(L)-682) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-760 (LCI(L)-760) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-761 (LCI(L)-761) - Landing craft tank LCT 1081 (LCT 1081) - Medium landing ship LSM 144 (LSM 144) - Medium landing ship LSM 145 (LSM 145) - Medium landing ship LSM 19 (LSM 19) - Medium landing ship LSM 20 (LSM 20) - Medium landing ship LSM 21 (LSM 21) - Medium landing ship LSM 22 (LSM 22) - Medium landing ship LSM 319 (LSM 319)

1945: Motor torpedo boat PT 622

Launched (67)

1913: MS Trawler Cortina

1919: Destroyer Brooks (DD 232)

1924: Submarine K XI (N 53)

1929: Heavy cruiser Foch - Destroyer Foudroyant - Destroyer Anthony (H 40)

1933: Submarine M-6

1936: Escort Carrier Miralda

1938: Destroyer Granatiere - Submarine S-11

1939: Oiler Neosho (i) (AO 23)

1940: Corvette Bluebell (K 80) - Escort destroyer Cleveland (L 46) - Destroyer Meredith (i) (DD 434) - Submarine S-15 - Submarine S-16 - Submarine S-17 - Submarine S-18

1941: Motor torpedo boat PT 23

1942: Submarine chaser SC-705 (SC-705)

1943: Patrol craft Grajaú (G 7) - Minesweeper BYMS 2074 (J 874) - Minesweeper BYMS 2162 (J 962) - Tank landing ship LST 173 (LST 173) - Minesweeper Kassos - Destroyer Escort Chase (DE 158) - Salvage vessel Curb (ARS 21) - Tank landing ship LST 173 (LST 173) - Tank landing ship LST 265 (LST 265) - Patrol craft PC-1086 (PC-1086) - Patrol craft PC-1236 (PC-1236) - Patrol craft PC-792 (PC-792) - Patrol craft PCE-891 (PCE-891) - Motor torpedo boat PT 337 - Submarine chaser SC-1293 (SC-1293) - Submarine chaser SC-1333 (SC-1333) - Submarine chaser SC-1362 (SC-1362) - Destroyer Sigourney (ii) (DD 643) - Minesweeper YMS-162 (YMS-162) - Minesweeper YMS-169 (YMS-169) - Minesweeper YMS-178 (YMS-178) - Minesweeper YMS-297 (YMS-297) - Minesweeper YMS-331 (YMS-331)

1944: Minesweeper Deccan (J 129) - Submarine Selene (P 254) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1023 (LCI(L)-1023) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-600 (LCI(L)-600) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-679 (LCI(L)-679) - Landing craft tank LCT 1050 (LCT 1050) - Landing craft tank LCT 1051 (LCT 1051) - Landing craft tank LCT 1052 (LCT 1052) - Landing craft tank LCT 1053 (LCT 1053) - Landing craft tank LCT 1076 (LCT 1076) - Landing craft tank LCT 1077 (LCT 1077) - Landing craft tank LCT 1078 (LCT 1078) - Landing craft tank LCT 691 (LCT 691) - Landing craft tank LCT 830 (LCT 830) - Medium landing ship LSM 10 (LSM 10) - Medium landing ship LSM 255 (LSM 255) - Medium landing ship LSM 7 (LSM 7) - Medium landing ship LSM 8 (LSM 8) - Medium landing ship LSM 9 (LSM 9) - Tank landing ship LST 666 (LST 666) - Tank landing ship LST 695 (LST 695) - Motor torpedo boat PT 424

1945: Tank landing ship LST 3013 (LST 3013) - Medium landing ship LSM 445 (LSM 445)

Commissioned (34)

1919: Destroyer Edwards (i) (DD 265)

1922: Light cruiser Diomede (D 92)

1928: Heavy cruiser Australia (D 84)

1937: Patrol vessel Kittiwake (L 30 / K 30)

1941: Corvette Polyanthus (K 47)

1942: Corvette Moncton (K 139) - Minesweeper Bombay (J 249) - Corvette Buttercup (K 193) - Escort destroyer Derwent (L 83) - MS Trawler Kintyre (T 165) - MS Trawler Stronsay (T 178) - Minesweeper Ideal (AMc-85) - Patrol craft PC-481 (PC-481) - Submarine chaser SC-503 (SC-503) - Minesweeper YMS-59 (YMS-59)

1943: Motor Launch ML 423 (ML 423) - Patrol craft PC-1260 (PC-1260) - Submarine chaser SC-1060 (SC-1060) - Destroyer Escort Sims (ii) (DE 154) - Minesweeper YMS-222 (YMS-222)

1944: Corvette Orangeville (K 491) - MS Trawler Tawhai (T 348) - Minesweeper Mary Rose (ii) (J 360) - Tank landing ship LST 606 (LST 606) - Tank landing ship LST 607 (LST 607) - Patrol craft PC-1185 (PC-1185) - Patrol craft PCS-1422 (PCS-1422) - Motor torpedo boat PT 468

1945: Landing Craft Tank LCT 1279 (LCT 1279) - Destroyer Goodrich (DD 831) - Medium landing ship LSM 487 (LSM 487) - Medium landing ship LSM 488 (LSM 488) - Tank landing ship LST 1138 (LST 1138) - Patrol craft PGM-12 (PGM-12)

Legend:

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 24 April (11)


1941: Armed Yacht Calanthe - Torpedo boat Aigli - Torpedo boat Alkyoni - Torpedo boat Arethousa - Coastal defence ship Kilkis - Coastal defence ship Lemnos

1943: Submarine Sahib (P 212)

1944: Tank landing ship LST 407 (LST 407) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 671 (MTB 671) - Rescue Tug Roode Zee (W 162)

1945: Destroyer Escort Frederick C. Davis (DE 136)

More information on Allied Warships losses.


General Events on 24 April


1940

Light cruiser HMS Curacoa: After four days serving as AA protection off Aldansnes, Norway HMS Curacoa (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) is seriously damaged by bombs from German aircraft. Repairs lasted into August.

Submarine HMS Triton: At 0500 hours, near position 57°40'N, 07°00'E, HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) observed the French large destroyers L'Indomptable (Capitaine de Vaisseau (Capt.) E.G.M. Barthes), Le Malin (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) E.J.H.L. De Prez) and Le Triomphant (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) M.M.P.L. Pothuau) (8e D.C.T. / Large Destroyer Division) returning at high speed from their raid in the Skagerrak (operation Rake).

Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Hutchinson, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 7th war patrol. She is to carry out operation Knife, supply Norwegian forces in the Sondefjord, North of Bergen with arms and ammunition. She is to land a small party to blow up a viaduct on the Bergen-Oslo railway and help extricate the Norwegian submarine B-6. This is to be the first special operation conducted by H.M. Submarines during this war.

1941

Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) carries out an A/S exercise off Gibraltar with the British sloop HMS Wellington (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN) and the British corvette HMS Coreopsis (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Davies, RNVR). Upon completion of this exercise all three ships joined the escort of convoy HG 60 (10th war patrol for O 23). For the daily positions of HrMs O 23 during this patrol see the map below. Ver HrMs O 23 10th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HNMS O 24: At 1030 hours HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) left her escort, the British corvette HMS Gentian (Lt.Cdr. R.O. Yeomans, RD, RNR), in position 46°20'N, 21°44'W. Convoy OG 59 was however still not sighted so O 24 made the passage to Gibraltrar independently along the convoy track.

Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee.

Submarine HMS Triumph (i): HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) departed from Alexandria for her 14th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Sirte. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Triumph during this patrol see the map below. View HMS Triumph 14th war patrol in a larger map

Destroyer HMAS Stuart: HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) evacuated Greek & British troops from Navplion harbour, Crete, to Alexandria.

1942

Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) was undocked.

Submarine USS Tautog: USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. J. H. Willingham) leaves Pearl Harbor for her second war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Marshall Islands area. Shortly after arriving in her assigned patrol area she was ordered to patrol off Truk to intercept ships returning from the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Submarine USS Trout: USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Tachibana Maru (6521 GRT) off Susami Kii in position 33°31'N, 135°29'E.

Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, DSO and Bar, RN) ended her 11th Mediterranean War Patrol at Alexandria. This was the last Mediterranean patrol of her first commission. She is now sent back to the U.K. for a refit.

Submarine USS S-44: USS S-44 (Lt. J.R. Moore) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain / New Ireland area.

Submarine USSR M-173: M-173 torpedoed and sank the German merchant Blankenese (3236 GRT, former French Ange Schiaffino) north of the Persfjord in position 70°53'N, 30°78'E.

1943

Submarine USS Flying Fish: USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Donaho) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant passenger-cargo ship Kasuga Maru (1374 GRT) in Tsugaru Strait in position 41°44'N, 141°21'E.

Submarine USS Runner (i): USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army hospital ship Buenos Aires Maru (9625 GRT) in the South China Sea south of Hong Kong in position 21°41'N, 116°24'E.

Submarine HMS Sahib: HMS Sahib (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSO, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Galiola (1428 GRT, built 1917) to the North-West of Capo Milazzo, Sicily, Italy. The Galiola was escorted by the Italian torpedo boats Climene and Angelo Bassini as well as the corvettes Gabbiano and Euterpe. Sahib was depth charged and damaged so that she was forced to surface. The submarine was then scuttled by her crew who were then picked up by the Italians.

Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN) is docked at Algiers.

Submarine USSR L-22: While on patrol in Lopphavet, L-22 fires 6 torpedoes at what is identified as a merchant of 8000 GRT. All torpedoes however miss their target.

1944

Submarine HNMS K XV: In the morning HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) sinks a small Japanese patrol vessel with gunfire off Waigeo Island in approximate position 00°30'S, 130°47'E. The crew jumped overboard and the Captain of the vessel was picked up from the water.

Submarine USS Tuna: With her overhaul completed USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) left Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

Submarine USS Robalo: While on her 2nd war patrol USS Robalo (Lt.Cdr. M.M. Kimmel) is damaged by an aerial bomb off French Indo-China in position 10°29'N, 109°26'E but is able to remain on patrol.

Submarine USS Balao: USS Balao (Lt.Cdr. Marion Frederick Ramirez DeArellano) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

Submarine USS Shark (ii): With her trials and initial training completed USS Shark (ii) (Cmdr Edward Noe Blakely) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine HMS Sibyl: At 0700 hours HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort of HMS Sibyl (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSO, DSC, RN) and HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) to Dundee.

Submarine HMS Strongbow: HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. She departed later the same day for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Norwegian Sea on an anti-uboat patrol. For the daily positions of HMS Strongbow during this patrol see the map below. HMS Strongbow 1st war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said.

Submarine USSR L-15: The German auxiliary patrol vessel NH 24 is sunk when she hits a mine of the Altafjord in position 71°01'N, 24°00'E. The mine was most likely laid by the Soviet submarine L-15 on 15 August 1943.

1945

Destroyer Escort USS Hubbard: German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer Escort USS Varian: German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer Escort USS Chatelain: German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer Escort USS Flaherty: German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer Escort USS Janssen: German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer Escort USS Keith: German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer Escort USS Neunzer: German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer Escort USS Pillsbury (ii): German U-boat U-546 was sunk north-west of the Azores, in position 43°53'N, 40°07'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Flaherty, USS Neunzer, USS Chatelain, USS Varian, USS Hubbard, USS Janssen, USS Pillsbury and USS Keith.

Destroyer USS John A. Bole: Following shakedown in the Caribbean USS John A. Bole returns to New York.

Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) makes a short call at Exmouth Gulf for additional fuel before proceeding to Fremantle.

Submarine USS Thresher: USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Middleton, Jr) ended her 15th and last war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now assigned to training duties.

Submarine USS Cod: USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W-41 (492 tons, offsite link) north of Keelung, Formosa in position 26°10'N, 121°30'E.

Submarine USS Billfish: With her overhaul completed USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan to be topped off with full and then to patrol in the East China Sea.

Submarine USS Charr: USS Charr (Cdr. F.D. Boyle) departed from Subic Bay to resume her 2nd war patrol. She was now ordered to patrol off Formosa.

Submarine USS Pampanito: USS Pampanito (Cdr. P.E. Summers) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now ordered to the Hunters Point Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

Submarine USS Ronquil: USS Ronquil (Cdr. R.B. Lander) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

Submarine USS Tigrone: USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

Submarine USS Toro: USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan.

Submarine HMS Subtle: HMS Subtle (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 6th war patrol (5th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Subtle during this patrol see the map below. HMS Subtle 6th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Scorcher: HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Solent: During the night of 24/25 April 1945 HMS Solent (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) passed Lombok Strait Northbound.

Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Savage (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Malins, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Franks, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt. K. Hess).

Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

Submarine HMS Totem: HMS Totem (Lt.Cdr. M.B. St. John, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Tapir: HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine USSR ShCh-309: While operating in the Pillau area, at 0342 hours, ShCh-309 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' an auxiliary submarine chaser. Both torpedoes missed their target.

Submarine USSR ShCh-310: At 0042 hours ShCh-310 fires 2 torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of unknown tonnage west of Libau in position 56°30'N 20°16'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

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