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HMAS Parramatta (U44)

HMAS Parramatta was a Grimsby class sloop of the Royal Australian Navy. Built during the late 1930s, Parramatta operated in the Red Sea and Mediterranean during World War II. The sloop was torpedoed by the German submarine U-559 on 27 November 19 ...

                                               

USS Barton (DD-599)

USS Barton was a Benson -class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was the first ship named for Admiral John Kennedy Barton. Barton was launched 31 January 1942 by the Bethlehem steel Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts, s ...

                                               

French destroyer Bordelais

The LAdroit class was a slightly enlarged and improved version of the preceding Bourrasque class. The ships had an overall length of 107.2 meters 351 ft 8 in, a beam of 9.9 meters 32 ft 6 in, and a draft of 3.5 meters 11 ft 6 in. The ships displa ...

                                               

French destroyer Boulonnais

The LAdroit class was a slightly enlarged and improved version of the preceding Bourrasque class. The ships had an overall length of 107.2 meters 351 ft 8 in, a beam of 9.9 meters 32 ft 6 in, and a draft of 3.5 meters 11 ft 6 in. The ships displa ...

                                               

HMS Bramham

HMS Bramham was a Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down in Alexander Stephen and Sons shipyards Govan, Scotland on 7 April 1941. She was launched on 29 January 1942 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 16 June 1942. She was named af ...

                                               

French destroyer Casque (1938)

The French destroyer Casque was one of a dozen Le Hardi -class destroyers built for the French Navy during the late 1930s. The ship was completed during the Battle of France in mid-1940 only days before the French signed an armistice with the Ger ...

                                               

USS Edward Rutledge (AP-52)

USS Edward Rutledge was an Edward Rutledge -class troop transport, later re-designated as an attack transport. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy for use in World War II, and was assigned the task of transporting troops to and from battle areas. O ...

                                               

USS Electra (AKA-4)

USS Electra was an Arcturus -class attack cargo ship named after Electra, a star in the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. She served as a commissioned ship for seven years. ELEKTRA-AK-21 was launched 18 November 1941 as meteor by ...

                                               

SS Empire Antelope

Empire Antelope was a 4.782 ton cargo ship which was built as Ophis in 1919. She was renamed Bangu in 1928. In 1941 she was renamed Empire Antelope. She was sunk by the German submarine U-402 on 2 November 1942.

                                               

USS Erie (PG-50)

USS Erie was the lead ship of the Erie -class gunboats of the United States Navy. Erie was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. The first, Erie, was named after Lake Erie, while this Erie followed the US Navy naming practices of gunboats, li ...

                                               

French destroyer Fleuret (1938)

Fleuret was one of a dozen Le Hardi -class destroyers built for the Marine Nationale during the late 1930s. The ship was completed during the Battle of France in mid-1940 and her first mission was to help escort a battleship to Dakar, French West ...

                                               

French destroyer Fougueux

The LAdroit class was a slightly enlarged and improved version of the preceding Bourrasque class. The ships had an overall length of 107.2 meters 351 ft 8 in, a beam of 9.9 meters 32 ft 6 in, and a draft of 3.5 meters 11 ft 6 in. The ships displa ...

                                               

French destroyer Frondeur

The LAdroit class was a slightly enlarged and improved version of the preceding Bourrasque class. The ships had an overall length of 107.2 meters 351 ft 8 in, a beam of 9.9 meters 32 ft 6 in, and a draft of 3.5 meters 11 ft 6 in. The ships displa ...

                                               

USS Hugh L. Scott (AP-43)

USS Hugh L. Scott was a Hugh L. Scott -class transport ship. She was built in 1921 and spent 20 years in merchant service as a passenger and cargo liner. She was acquired for the United States Navy shortly before the USA entered the Second World ...

                                               

USS Joseph Hewes (AP-50)

USS Joseph Hewes, formerly SS Excalibur, was a troop transport for the United States Navy during World War II commanded by Captain Robert McLanhan Smith Jr. A part of the Center Attack Group of Admiral Hewitts Western Naval Task Force, Operation ...

                                               

Soviet gunboat Krasnoye Znamya

Krasnoye Znamya was a Soviet gunboat. The ship had been built in the late 19th century as the Khrabryy by the Russian Empire. The ship was the only craft of its class. The Krasnoye Znamya was sunk in the harbour of Lavansaari in the Gulf of Finla ...

                                               

USS Laffey (DD-459)

USS Laffey was a Benson -class destroyer of the United States Navy during World War II. She was the first destroyer named for Bartlett Laffey. Laffey was laid down 13 January 1941 at Bethlehem shipbuilding company, San Francisco, California, was ...

                                               

French destroyer Mameluk

Mameluk was one of a dozen Le Hardi -class destroyers built for the French Navy during the late 1930s. The ship was completed during the Battle of France in mid-1940 and her first mission was to help escort an incomplete battleship to French Moro ...

                                               

USS Monssen (DD-436)

USS Monssen, a Gleaves -class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Mons Monssen, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard USS Missouri in 1904. Commissioned in 1941, the destroyer saw service du ...

                                               

USS Northampton (CA-26)

USS Northampton was the lead Northampton -class cruiser in service with the United States Navy. She was commissioned in 1930, originally classified a light cruiser because of her thin armor but later reclassified a heavy cruiser because of her 8- ...

                                               

SS President Cleveland (1920)

SS President Cleveland was originally built as Golden State for the United States Shipping Board, one of the planned World War I troop transports converted before construction into passenger and cargo vessels launched as Emergency Fleet Corporati ...

                                               

USS Preston (DD-379)

USS Preston was a Mahan -class destroyer in the United States Navy before and during World War II. She was the fifth Navy ship named for Lieutenant Samuel W. Preston. Preston was laid down 27 October 1934 at the Mare island naval shipyard, Vallej ...

                                               

French destroyer Siroco (1939)

Siroco was one of a dozen Le Hardi -class destroyers built for the French Navy during the late 1930s under the name Le Corsaire. Although she was still under construction during the Battle of France, the ship sailed to French Algeria to avoid cap ...

                                               

Japanese destroyer Takanami (1942)

The Yūgumo class was a repeat of the preceding Kagerō class with minor improvements that increased their anti-aircraft capabilities. Their crew numbered 228 officers and enlisted men. The ships measured 119.17 meters 391 ft 0 in overall, with a b ...

                                               

SS Thomas T. Tucker

The SS Thomas T. Tucker was a Liberty ship built by The Houston Shipbuilding Corporation for service as a troop and weapons carrier. Liberty ships were named after prominent deceased Americans, starting with Patrick Henry and those who signed the ...

                                               

German submarine U-331

German submarine U-331 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germanys Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 26 January 1940 At the Nordseewerke yard at Emden, launched on 20 December 1940 and commissioned on 31 March 1941 unde ...

                                               

USS Walke (DD-416)

USS Walke was a World War II-era Sims -class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy, named after Rear Admiral Henry A. Walke USN. Walke operated with the Neutrality Patrol in the Caribbean before World War II and fought in the Pacific ...

                                               

USS YP-26

To combat the smuggling of alcohol during Prohibition following passage of the Volstead Act, the United States Coast Guard ordered hundreds of small purpose-built 75-foot wooden-hulled patrol boats in the 1920s. These became known as the "Six-Bit ...

                                               

USS Auk (AM-38)

USS Auk was a Lapwing -class minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy after World War I for the task of removing mines that had been placed during the war. The first ship to be named Auk Navy, minesweeper No. 38 was laid down on 20 June 1918 in new ...

                                               

Japanese destroyer Makinami (1941)

The Yūgumo class was a repeat of the preceding Kagerō class with minor improvements that increased their anti-aircraft capabilities. Their crew numbered 228 officers and enlisted men. The ships measured 119.17 meters 391 ft 0 in overall, with a b ...

                                               

SS Melville E. Stone

The SS Melville E. Stone was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Melville Elijah Stone, a newspaper publisher, founder of the Chicago Daily News, and one time general manager of the reorganized Assoc ...

                                               

HMS Simoom (P225)

HMS Simoom was a third-batch S-class submarine built for the Royal Navy during World War II. She was laid down on 14 July 1941 and launched on 12 October 1942. After the initial patrol off the coast of Norway, Sandstorm sailed to Gibraltar and th ...

                                               

German submarine U-284

German submarine U-284 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germanys Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 1 July 1942 at the Bremer Vulkan yard at Bremen-Vegesack as yard of the house № 49. She was launched on 6 March 1943 a ...

                                               

German submarine U-340

German submarine U-340 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germanys Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 1 October 1941 at the Nordseewerke yard at Emden, launched on 20 August 1942 and commissioned 16 October 1942 under th ...

                                               

1944 Republican Party presidential primaries

The 1944 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1944 U.S. presidential election. The nominee was selected through a series o ...

                                               

USS Alhena (AKA-9)

USS Alhena was an attack cargo ship named after Alhena, a star in the constellation Gemini. She served as a commissioned ship for 5 years and 4 months. Laid down as Robin Kettering, under Maritime Commission contract MC hull 74 on 19 June 1940 at ...

                                               

USS Aries (AK-51)

USS Aries was a United States Navy cargo ship built as Lake Geneva under a United States Shipping Board contract in 1918 at Duluth, Minnesota, by the McDougall Duluth Shipbuilding Company, to augment American logistics capability during World War ...

                                               

Italian destroyer Audace (1916)

The Italian destroyer Audace was originally ordered by Japan from Yarrow Shipbuilders in Scotland under the name of Kawakaze, but was transferred to Italy in 1916 while still under construction. She served as the command ship for the radio-contro ...

                                               

USS Cacapon (AO-52)

USS Cacapon was a T3 Cimarron -class fleet oiler acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. She served her country primarily in the Pacific Ocean Theater of Operations, and provided petroleum products where needed to combat ships. For perform ...

                                               

USS Cebu (ARG-6)

USS Cebu was a Luzon -class internal combustion engine repair ship that saw service in the United States Navy during World War II. Named after Cebu, an island in the Philippines, it was the second ship of the Navy to bear this name.

                                               

HMS Duff (K352)

HMS Duff was a British Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy that served during World War II. Originally constructed as the United States Navy Buckley class destroyer escort USS Lamons, she was transferred to the Royal Navy before she was compl ...

                                               

SS Fort Lee

SS Fort Lee was a T2 tanker built for the United States Maritime Commission during World War II. The ship was assigned by the War Shipping Administration for operation by the Bernuth Lembcke Co. and operated in the Atlantic and Mediterranean earl ...

                                               

HMS Hydra (J275)

HMS Hydra was a reciprocating engine-powered Algerine -class minesweeper built for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. She was badly damaged during the war and was scrapped in 1947.

                                               

Chilean tugboat Janequeo

The Chilean tugboat Janequeo was an Abnaki -class tug of the Chilean Navy that sunk on 15 August 1965 during a devastating storm in the Bay of Manquemapu, 60 nautical miles south of Corral, Chile with the loss of 51 men as she helped Leucoton tha ...

                                               

USS Lyman

USS Lyman was an Evarts -class destroyer escort of the United States Navy during World War II. She served in the Pacific Theatre, escorting convoys and other ships. She received a total of five battle stars for her service during the war, but was ...

                                               

HMAS Marlean

HMAS Marlean was a channel patrol boat operated by the Naval Auxiliary Patrol of the Royal Australian Navy during World War II. She was a private vessel built by J. Williams & Sons in 1938. She was requisitioned and later commissioned by the RAN ...

                                               

USS Petrof Bay

USS Petrof Bay was an Casablanca -class escort carrier of the United States Navy. She was laid down under Maritime Commission contract by Kaiser shipbuilding company, Vancouver, Washington, 15 October 1943, launched 5 January 1944; sponsored by M ...

                                               

USS Piedmont (AD-17)

USS Piedmont was a Dixie -class destroyer tender built during World War II for the United States Navy. Her task was to service destroyers in, or near, battle areas and to keep them fit for duty. She served in the Pacific Ocean during World War II ...

                                               

USS Preserver (ARS-8)

USS Preserver was a Diver -class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II. She was responsible for coming to the aid of stricken vessels. The preserver ARS–8, rescue ship, was laid down by basalt rock comp ...

                                               

HMS Whitaker (K580)

The second HMS Whitaker, and the first to enter service, was a British Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy in commission during World War II. Originally constructed as a United States Navy Buckley class destroyer escort, she served in the Roy ...