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1942

January, 1942 February, 1942 March, 1942 April, 1942
May, 1942 June, 1942 July, 1942 August, 1942
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January 1942



-Jan. 1-

-Netherlands cargo ship Langkoaes (7,395grt) sunk by I-158

-Jan. 2-

-PB-37 sunk off Balikpapan, Boreno (01.24S 117.02E) by USS Pope (DD-225)

-Jan. 4-

-British cargo ship Kwantung (2,626grt) sunk by I-156

-Jan. 6-

-Netherlands cargo ship Tanimbar (8,169grt) sunk by I-156

-Jan. 7-

-Netherlands tanker Djirak (3,077grt) sunk by I-157

-Jan. 8-

-Netherlands cargo ship Van Rees (3,000grt) sunk by I-156
-Netherlands cargo ship Van Riebeeck (2,263grt) sunk by I-156

-Jan. 9-

-Netherlands cargo ship Camphuijs (2,380grt) sunk by I-158
-Netherlands cargo ship Benkoelen (1,003grt) sunk by I-168

-Jan. 10-

-Panamanian cargo ship Daylite (1,976grt) sunk by mine laid by I-124
-Jan. 11-

-HMNS Prins van Oranje sunk south of Boengoe Island, Java by Yamakaze
-US cargo ship Liberty (6,211grt) sunk by I-166

-Jan. 12-

-W-13 is sunk by Dutch Army coastal batteries off Tarakan, Boreno
-W-14 is sunk by Dutch Army coastal batteries off Tarakan, Boreno

-Jan. 14-

-Indian cargo ship Jalarajan (5,102grt) sunk by I-165

-Jan. 17-

-I-60 (*LtCdr Shun Hosegawa) is sunk 25 miles NW of Krakatoa Is. (06.00S 105.00E) by HMS Jupiter (G.85)

-Jan. 20-

-I-124 (*LtCdr Koichi Kishigami) is sunk by USS Edsall (DD-219)12.05S 136.06E
-USS S-36 (SS-141) wrecked on Takakang Reef, Markassar Strait
-USS PT-31 wrecked in Subic Bay while attacking Kuma
-Norwegian cargo ship Eidsvold (4,184grt) sunk by I-159

-Jan. 21-

-Panamanian cargo ship Nord (3,193grt) sunk by I-166
-Jan. 22-

-Netherlands cargo ship Van Overstraten (4,482grt) sunk by I-16
-British cargo ship Chak Sang (2,358grt) sunk by I-166

-Jan. 23-

-USS Neches (AO-5) torpedoed 135 miles west of Hawaii by I-172

-Jan. 26-

-HMS Thanet (H.29) sunk by Sendai off Endu Is

-Jan. 27-

-I-173 (*LtCdr Watoru Ichikawa) 0910hrs torpedoed by USS Gudgeon (SS-211) in the central Pacific (28.24N 178.35E)

-Jan. 29-

-US cargo ship Florence Luckenbach (5,049grt) sunk by I-164

-Jan. 30-

-Indian cargo ship Jalatarang (2,498grt) sunk by I-164
-Indian cargo ship Jalapalka (4,215grt) sunk by I-164



February 1942



-Feb. 1-

-HMS Herald (T.73) scuttled at Seletar, Singapore while serving as a baseship. Rasied and repaired as Heiyo, she was sunk again Nov. 1,1944. At the same time another base ship
-HMS Laburnum is also scuttled

-Feb. 2-

-W-9 sunk by Dutch mine off Ambon (03.42S 128.10E)
-HMNS ORJ-2 and HMNS ORJ-3 lost in a gasoline explosion off Soerabaya

-Feb. 4-

-Netherlands cargo ship Van Lansberge (1,937grt) sunk by I-155

-Feb. 6-

-US cargo ship Washington (6,617grt) sunk by I-5

-Feb. 7-

-Netherlands cargo ship Van Cloon (4,519grt) sunk by I-155

-Feb. 9-

-Natsushio (Cdr Minotaka Nagai) torpedoed 22 miles south of Makassar, Celebes (05.10S 119.16E) by USS S-37 (SS-142) sinking at 0843hrs with 8 dead
-Netherlands cargo ship Meroendoeng (2,464grt) sunk by I-165

-Feb. 10-

-I-23 (*Cdr Genichi Shibata) is lost south of Oahu by unknown causes 96 dead

-Feb. 11-

-USS Shark (SS-174) is sunk off Menado, Celebes by Yamakaze

-Feb. 13-

-HMS Scorpion sunk by Japanese destroyer in Banka Strait
-HMS Hua Tang sunk by Japanese aircraft in Palambang River
-British cargo ship Coldbrook (5,104grt) sunk by I-25
-British cargo ship Berrymore (4,799grt) sunk by I-155
-British cargo ship Vyner Brook (1,670grt) sunk by Yura
-British cargo ship Siang Wo (2,595grt) sunk by Hatsuyuki
-British cargo ship Shu Kwang (788grt) sunk by Fubuki

-Feb. 14-

-HMS Dragonfly and HMS Grasshopper are sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Singapore
-HMS Chanteh sunk by Japanese aircraft at Singapore
-British cargo ship Kamuning (2,076grt) sunk by I-166
-British cargo ship Kuala (954grt) sunk by Fubiki

-Feb. 15-

-HMNS Van Ghent (VG) wrecked atTjilatap
-HMS Klais scuttled in Palambang River
-HMNS Pro Patria scuttled at Palambang
-British cargo ship Johanne Justesen (4,681grt) sunk by I-165
-Netherlands cargo ship Majang (536grt) captured by Shirayuki. She becomes No. 4Tenkai Maru
-Netherlands cargo ship Makassar (537grt) sunk by Yura

-Feb. 16-

-British oiler Hosang (5,698grt) captured by Sendai. She becomes Gyozan Maru

-Feb. 17-

-HMNS Van Nes (VN) sunk by Japanese aircraft in Banka Strait
-HMS Jerak sunk by Japanese aircraft off Singapore

-Feb. 18-

-HMNS Soerabaia sunk by Japanese aircraft off Soerabaya
-HMNS K-VII sunk by Japanese aircraft at Soerabaya

-Feb. 19-

-USS Peary (DD-226) is sunk at Darwin, Australia by Japanese carrier aircraft
-HMNS Piet Hein (PH) sunk in Badoeing Strait by Asashio and Oshio

-Feb. 20-

-British cargo ship Bhima (5,280grt) sunk by I-165

-Feb. 22-

-Netherlands cargo ship Togian (979grt) sunk by I-156
-Netherlands cargo ship Pijnacker Hordijk (2,892grt) sunk by I-158

-Feb. 25-

-Netherlands cargo ship Boero (7,135grt) sunk by I-158
-British cargo ship Harmonides (5,237grt) sunk by I-165

-Feb. 26-

-USS Langley (AV-3) is sunk by Japanese aircraft 75 miles south of Tjilatjap, Java

-Feb. 27-

-HMS Electra (H.27) sunk by Jintsu 60 miles SW of Bawean Island, Java
-HMS Jupiter (G.85) sunk in a Dutch minefield 9 miles NNE Toeban, Java
-HMNS Kortenar (KN) sunk by a torpedo from Haguro
-HMNS Java sunk by torpedoes from Nachi
-Netherlands cargo ship Moesie (913grt) sunk by I-153

-Feb. 28-

-HMNS DeRuyter sunk by torpedoes from Haguro
-Netherlands cargo ship Ban Ho Guan (1,693grt) sunk by I-4
-British cargo ship City of Manchester (8,917grt) sunk by I-153
-Netherlands cargo ship Rooseboom (1,035grt) sunk by I-159



March, 1942



-Mar. 1-

-W-2 sinks in Dutch minefield in Bantam Bay, Java
-USS Houston (CA-30) and HMAS Perth (26) are sunk by Mogami and Mikuma in Sunda Starit
-HMS Exter (68) is sunk by gunfire from Nachi and Haguro and a torpedo from Ikadzuchi, 70 miles north of Bawean Island, Java
-HMS Encounter (H.10) is sunk 65 miles north of Bawean Island, Java by Myoko and Ashigara
-USS Pope (DD-225) sunk by Japanese aircraft from Ryujo 60 miles north of Bawean Is
-USS Edsall (DD-219) sunk by Hiei and Kirishima
-HMS Stronghold (H.50) is sunk 220 miles south of Sunda Strait by Arashi and Nowaki
-HMNS Evertsen (EV) is beached on Sebuku Besar Island after being damaged by Shirakumo and Murakumo
-USS Pecos (AO-6) is sunk by aircraft from Soryu south of Christmas Island
-The first of two days of mass scuttlings of Dutch ships (1 minelayer and 10 minesweepers) takes place in Java. They are:
HMNS Poolster, HMNS Djember, HMNS Djombang, HMNS Digoel, HMNS Djampea HMNS Alor, HMNS Aroe, HMNS Bantam, HMNS Bogor, HMNS Ceram, HMNS Cheribon

-Netherlands cargo ship Parigi (1,172grt) sunk by I-2
-Netherlands cargo ship Modijokerto (8,806grt) sunk by I-154. This ship was also possibly sunk by Chikuma
-Netherlands cargo ship Toradja (981grt) sunk by Arashi and Nowaki
-Netherlands cargo ship Bintoehan (1,020grt) is captured by Arashi. She is scuttled off Djember by her crew on March 3.

-Mar. 2-

-Another group of Dutch ships are scuttled at Java (2 destroyers, 2 submarines, 4 torpedo boats, 1 minelayer, 1 minesweeper and 2 auxiliaries) They are:
HMNS Banckert (BK), HMNS Witte de With (WW), HMNS K-XIII, HMNS K-XVIII, HMNS Castor, HMNS ORJ-1, HMNS ORJ-4, HMNS ORJ-5, HMNS ORJ-6, HMNS Enggano, HMNS Bankalan, HMNS Rigel
-USS Stewart (DD-224) is scuttled in dry-dock at Java. She is raised and repaired by the Japanese and is scuttled post was off San Francisco
-HMNS Endeh is sunk by 2 destroyers, possibly Matsukaze and Shiokaze, off Tandjong Priok, Batavia

-Mar. 3-

-USS Perch (SS-176) is sunk by Sazanami and Ushio
-USS Pillsbury (DD-227) sunk by Atago and Takao in Bali Strait
-USS Asheville (PG-21) sunk by Arashi and Nowaki 300 miles south of Java
-Netherlands cargo ship Siantar (8,667grt) torpedoed by I-1
-Netherlands cargo ship Tjisarcoea (7,089grt) is captured by Arashi. She becomes Chihaya Maru and is sunk on Nov. 2,1943
-Netherlands cargo ship Duymaer van Twist (1,030grt) is captured by Arashi. She becomes Dai Maru and is sunk May 14,1945

-Mar. 4-

-Erimo is torpedoed south of Billiton Island (04.19S 108.25E) by USS S-39 (SS-144)
-Japanese warships overtake a small convoy, sinking all the ships. They are:
HMAS Yarra (U.77), HMS Anking, HMS Scott Harley. Also HMS MMS-51 is scuttled.

-Mar. 5-

-Netherlands cargo ship Le Maire (3,271grt) sunk by I-7

-Mar. 6-

-HMNS Pieter de Bitter and HMNS Serdang are scuttled at Java

-Mar. 7-

-HMNS Golden Leeuw is scuttled at Java

-Mar. 8-

-HMNS Eland DuBois and HMNS Krakatau are scuttled at Java
-HMNS Jan van Amstel is sunk by a Japanese destroyer off Gili Island
-HMS Jerantut is scuttled at Palambang

-Mar. 10-

-British cargo ship Lakshima (235grt) sunk by I-162

-Mar. 11-

-British cargo ship Chilka (4,360grt) sunk by I-2

-Mar. 12-

-USS PT-32 scuttled off Tagauayan Island, Philippines

-Mar. 13-

-Norwegian cargo ship Marbella (1,513grt) sunk by I-164
-USS PT-33 wrecked on Point Santiago, Luzon and scuttled



April, 1942



-Apr. 2-

-British cargo ship Clan Ross (5,897grt) sunk by I-6
-British cargo ship Glenshiel (9,415grt) sunk by I-7

-Apr. 5-

-HMS Cornwall (56) and HMS Dorsetshire (40) are sunk by Japanese naval aircraft 325 miles SSW Colombo, Ceylon
-HMS Tenedos (H.04) is sunk in Colombo Harbor by Japanese naval aircraft

-Apr. 6-

-HMIS Indus (U.67) is sunk by Japanese aircraft off Fakir Point, Akyab
-US cargo ship Selma City (5,686grt) is sunk by Chokai
-US cargo ship Bienville (5,491grt) is sunk by Chokai
-British cargo ship Ganges (6,246grt) is sunk by Chokai
-Netherlands cargo ship Banjoewangi (1,279grt) is sunk by Yura
-Netherlands cargo ship Taksang (3,471grt) is sunk by Yugiri
-Netherlands cargo ship Batavia (1,279grt) is sunk by Yugiri
-Netherlands cargo ship Van der Capellen (2,073grt) is set afire by aircraft from Ryujo. She sinks on Apr. 8.
-British cargo ship Sinkian (2,646grt) is sunk by aircraft from Ryujo

-Apr. 7-

-British cargo ship Fultala (5,051grt) sunk by I-3
-British cargo ship Bahadur (5,424grt) sunk by I-6

-Apr. 9-

-HMS Hermes (I.95) is sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft off Batticaloa, Ceylon
-HMAS Vampire (D.68) is lost escorting HMS Hermes
-HMS Hollyhock (K.64) is sunk 30 mile SSE Batticaloa, Ceylon
-USS Canopus (AS-9) is scuttled off Mariveles Point, Bataan
-USS Napa (AT-32) is scuttled off Corregidor
-USS PT-34 is sunk by Japanese aircraft off Cauit Island, Philippines

-Apr. 10-

-USS Finch (AM-9) scuttled off Caballo Island, Philippines

-Apr. 12-

-USS PT-35 is wrecked off Cebu City, Philippines

-Apr. 25-

-USS PT-41 is scuttled on Lake Lanao, Luzon



May, 1942



-May 3-

-USS Mindanao (PR-8) scuttled in Manila Bay

-May 4-

-Kikutsuki (LtCdr Koukichi Mori) is beached and abandoned off Tulagi, Solomons (09.07S 160.12E) after being bombed by USS Yorktown (CV-5) with 12 dead
-USS Tanager (AM-5) is sunk by Japanese shore guns off Corregidor

-May 5-

-Mizuho (Capt. Jyo Okuma) is torpedoed by USS Drum (SS-228) off Cape Omaisaki, Honshu (34.26N 138.14E) sinking at 0416hrs. 101 dead 472 saved
-Surviving US warships are scuttled off Bataan: USS Genessee (AT-55), USS Luzon (PR-7), USS Oahu (PR-6), USS Quail (AM-15)
-US cargo ship John Adams (7,180grt) sunk by I-21

-May 6-

-Greek cargo ship Chloe (4,641grt) sunk by I-21

-May 7-

-Shoho (Capt Ishinosuke Izawa) is sunk at 1135hrs off Woodlark Is, Coral Sea (10.29S 152.55E) by aircraft from USS Yorktown (CV-5) 631 dead 203 saved
-USS Sims (DD-409) is sunk by aircraft from Shokaku and Zuikaku. USS Neosho (AO-23) is damaged at the same time and is later scuttled on May 11 by USS Henley (DD-391)

-May 8-

-USS Lexington (CV-2) is damaged by 2 torpedoes from aircraft from Zuikaku and is scuttled by USS Phelps (DD-360)

-May 9-

-Netherlands tanker Genota (7,987grt) is captured by Aikoku Maru. She becomes the naval oiler Ose and is sunk April 30,1944

-May 11-

-Okinoshima is torpedoed by USS S-42 (SS-153) in St Georges Channel, New Britain (05.06S 153.48E)

-May 17-

- I-164 (*LtCdr Yoshio Nina) is torpedoed by USS Triton (SS-201) (29.25N 134.09E) and is sunk with 81 dead

-May 17-

-I-28 (*LtCdr Yasuo Yajima) ) is torpedoed by USS Tautog (SS-199) (06.30N 152.00E) and is sunk with 88 dead



June, 1942



-June 3-

-Australian cargo ship Iron Chieftian (4,812grt) is sunk by I-24

-June 4-

-Soryu (*Capt Ryusaku Yamagimoto) is hit by 3 bombs from aircraft from USS Yorktown (CV-5), northwest of Midway Is. (30.38N 178.13E) She sinks at 1913hrs with the loss of 718 men
-Kaga (*Capt Jisaku Okada) is hit by 4 bombs from aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV-6), northwest of Midway Is (30.20N 179.17E) sinking at 1925hrs with 814 men
-Australian cargo ship Iron Crown (3,353grt) sunk by I-27

-June 5-

-Akagi (Capt Taijiro Abe) is hit by 2 bombs from USS Enterprise (CV-6) on June 4 northwest of Midway Is. (30.30N 179.08E) She is scuttled at 0455hrs June 5 with 263 dead and 1,070 saved.
-Hiryu (*Capt Tomeo Kaku) is hit by 4 bombs from USS Enterprise (CV-6) late in the afternoon of June 4 north northwest of Midway Is. (31.38N 179.15E) She is believed to have sunk around 0900 June 5 with 383 men
-US cargo ship Atlantic Gulf (2,639grt) sunk by I-10
-US cargo ship Melvin H Baker (4,999grt) sunk by I-10
-Panamanian cargo ship Johnstown (5,086grt) sunk by I-20

-June 6-

-Mikuma (*Capt Shakao Sakiyama) is in collision with Mogami. Although not badly damaged, she is attacked by aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV-6) and hit by 8 bombs and one aircraft. She sinks sometime after nightfall west of Midway (29.20N 173.30E) with 700 dead
-USS Hammann (DD-412) torpedoed by I-168 NE of Midway
-Yugoslav cargo ship Susak (3,889grt) sunk by I-16

-June 7-

-USS Yorktown (CV-5) severally damaged by aircraft from Hiryu NE of Midway, finally being torpedoed by I-168 and sunk.
-US cargo ship Caost Trader (3,286grt) sunk by I-26

-June 8-

-British cargo ship King Lud (5,224grt) sunk by I-10
-Greek cargo ship Agios Georgios IV (4,847grt) sunk by I-16
-Norwegian cargo ship Wilford (2,158grt) sunk by I-18
-Greek cargo ship Christos Markettos (5,209grt) sunk by I-20

-June 11-

-British cargo ship Mahronda (7,926grt) sunk by I-20
-Panamanian cargo ship Hellenic Trader (2,052grt) sunk by I-20
-US cargo ship Guatemala (5,527grt) sunk by I-21

-June 12-

-Yugoslav cargo ship Supetar (3,748grt) sunk by I-16
-British cargo ship Clifton Hall (5,063grt) sunk by I-20

-June 19-

-USS S-27 (SS-132) is wrecked on Amchitka Island, Aluetians

-June 25-

-Yamakaze (*Cdr Suichi Hamanaka) is torpedoed 60 miles southeast of Yokosuka, Japan (34.34N 114.26E) by USS Nautilus (SS-168) with her entire crew

-June 28-

-British cargo ship Queen Victoria (4,937grt) sunk by I-10

-June 29-

-Norwegian cargo ship Goviken (4,854grt) sunk by I-20



July, 1942



-July 1-

-Swedish cargo ship Eknaren (5,243grt) sunk by I-16
-Netherlands cargo ship De Weert (1,805grt) sunk by I-18

-July 4-

-Nenohi LtCdr Saburo Terauchi) is torpedoed off Agattu, Aleutians (52.15N 173.51E) by USS Triton (SS-201) 182 dead 36 saved

-July 5-

-Arare (Cdr Tomoe Ogata) torpedoed by USS Growler (SS-215 ) 7 miles off Kiska Bay (52.00N 177.40E) with 104 dead
-US cargo ship Arcata (2,722grt) sunk by I-7

-July 6-

-British cargo ship Mundra (7,341grt) sunk by I-18

-July 15-

-CH-25 and CH-27 are sunk by USS Grunnion (SS-216) off Kiska (52.02N 177.42E)

-July 20-

-Greek cargo ship G.S. Livanos (4,835grt) sunk by I-11

-July 21-

-US cargo ship Coast Farmer (3,290grt) sunk by I-11

-July 22-

-US cargo ship William Dawes (7,176grt) sunk by I-11

-July 25-

-Netherlands cargo ship Tjinegara (9,277grt) sunk by I-169

-July 28-

-French cargo ship Cagou (2,795grt) sunk by I-175



August, 1942



-Unknown-

-USS Grunnion (SS-216) is missing after a patrol in the Aluetians, possibly being sunk by Kashima Maru on July 31

-Aug. 2-

-Australian transport Dureenbee (233grt) sunk by I-175

-Aug. 4-

-Kashino torpedord by USS Growler (SS-215) (25.45N 121.41E)
-USS Tucker (DD-374) sinks after striking a US mine at Espirtu Santo

-Aug. 6-

-British transport Manuutua (300grt) sunk by RO-33

-Aug. 8-

-USS George Fox Elliot (AP-13) is hit by a G4M 'Betty' bomber and sinks 1 miles south of Florida Island, Solomons

-Aug. 9-

-Japanese cruisers attack the Allied covering force off Guadalcanal sinking four Allied cruisers:
USS Astoria (CA-34) 2 miles SE Savo Island
USS Quincy (CA-39) 1 mile NE Savo Island
USS Vincennes (CA-44) 4 miles ENE Savo Island
HMAS Canberra (33)
HMAS Jarvis (Destroyer) attacked by aircraft from Rabaul south of Guadalcanal after retreating the previous nights battle around Savo Island

-Aug. 10-

-Kako (Capt Yuji Takahashi) is torpedoed at 0808hrs off New Ireland (02.15S 152.15E) by USS S-44 (SS-149) 71 dead
-USS Jarvis (DD-393) is sunk by aircraft from Zuikaku off the west coast of Guadalcanal

-Aug. 14-

-USS S-39 (SS-144) is wrecked on Rossel Island

-Aug. 23-

-USS Blue (DD-387) is sunk by a torpedo from Kawakaze 2 miles south of Tulagi, Solomons

-Aug. 24-

-Ryujo (Capt Tadao Kato) is sunk by 1 torpedo and 4 bombs from USS Saratoga (CV-3) at 1550 hrs north of Santa Isabel Is. Solomons (06.20S 160.50E) with 120 men
-Aug. 25-

-Mutsuki (LtCdr Kenji Hatano) is sunk at 1053hrs 40 miles NE San Isabel Island (07.47S 160.13E) By US Army aircraft. 40 dead

-Aug. 28-

-Asagiri (Cdr Nisaburou Maekawa) is sunk 60 mile NNE of Savo Island (08.00S 159.52E) by US Marine aircraft 122 dead and 135 saved

-Aug. 29-

-I-123 (*LtCdr Nakai Makoto) is sunk 60 miles east of Savo Is (09.21S, 160.43E) by USS Gamble (DMS-15) No survivors
-RO-33 (*LtCdr Shigeshi Kurayama)sunk 10 miles SE Port Moresby, New Guinea (09.36S 147.06E) by HMAS Arunta (I.30)

-Aug. 31-

-RO-61(*LtCdr Toshisada Tokutomi) is sunk in the Aleutians (52.36N 173.57) by USS Reid(DD-369)
-USS Colhoun (APD-2) is sunk by Japanese aircraft 1 mile north of Lunga Point, Guadalcanal



September, 1942



-Sep. 1-

-British cargo ship Gazcon (4,224grt) sunk by I-29

-Sep. 3-

-Russian cargo ship Mikojan (2,332grt) sunk by I-162

-Sep. 5-

-Three destroyers (Hatsuyuki, Yudachi and Murakumo) covering a supply run to Guadalcanal encounter USS Gregory (APD-3) and USS Little (APD-4) 2 miles west of Florida Island sinking them both

-Sep. 7-

-British cargo ship Manon (5,597grt) sunk by I-162

-Sep. 9-

-British cargo ship Haresfield (5,299grt) sunk by I-29

-Sep. 11-

-Yayoi (LtCdr Masaaki Kimosuki) is sunk at 1715hrs 8 miles NW Vakuta Island (08.45S 151.26E) by US Army aircraft, She has 83 survivors

-Sep. 15-

-USS Wasp (CV-7) torpedoed by I-19

-Sep. 16-

-British cargo ship Ocean Honour (7,174grt) sunk by I-29

-Sep. 22-

-US cargo ship Paul Luckenbach (6,606grt) sunk by I-29
-British cargo ship Ocean Vintage (7,174grt) sunk by I-72

-Sep. 23-

-HMS Voyager (D.31) grounded on Timor Island and is destroyed by Japanese aircraft

-Sep. 24-

-US cargo ship Losmar (5,549grt) sunk by I-165

-Sep. 30-

-Panamanian cargo ship Camila (1,201grt) damaged beyond repair by I-166



October, 1942



-Oct. 4-

-US tanker Camden (6,653grt) sunk by I-25

-Oct. 6-

-US tanker Larry Doheny (7,038grt) sunk by I-25

-Oct. 11-

-Fubiki (Cdr Masao Yamashita) sunk at 2353hrs north of Savo Is (09.06S 159.38E) by US cruisers 148 dead 109 saved
-Soviet submarine L-16 is sunk by I-25

-Oct. 12-

-Furutaka (Capt Araki Tsutau) is sunk at 0028hrs 22 mile north of Savo Is (09.02S 159.33E) by US cruisers 143 dead 514 saved
-USS Duncan (DD-485) is sunk 6 miles north of Savo Island by Kinugasa
-Murakumo (Cdr Hideo Azuma) is sunk 90 mile WNW Savo Island (08.40S 159.20E) by aircraft from USS Hornet (CV-8) with 22 dead
-Natsugumo (*Cdr Moriturou Tsukamoto) is also sunk by aircraft 90 miles WNW Savo Is. (08.40S 159.20E) She has 16 dead

-Oct. 13-

-I-30 (Cdr Endo Shinobu) is sunk 3 miles east of Singapore on a British mine 13 dead 97 saved

-Oct. 15-

-USS Meredith (DD-434) is sunk by aircraft from Zuikaku

-Oct. 16-

-Oboro (LtCdr Yamana Hiroo) sunk by US Army aircraft 30 miles NE Kiska (52.17N 178.08E) while transporting supplies to Kiska, leaving only 17 survivors.

-Oct. 19-

-USS O'Brien (DD-) was torpedoed by I-19 on September 15. While enrout to the US for repairs, she broke apart and sank between Espirtu Santo and Noumea

-Oct. 25-

-Yura (Capt Shiro Sato) sunk at 1830hrs off Cape Astrolobe, Malaita Island (08.15S 159.57E) by US aircraft
-USS Seminole (AT-65) is sunk by three Japanese destroyers 3 miles off Lunga Pt, Guadalcanal

-Oct. 26-

-USS Porter (DD-356) is claimed sunk by I-21, however this ship was sunk by a torpedo accidentally dropped by a aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV-6)

-Oct. 27-

-USS Hornet (CV-8) damaged by Japanese aircraft . Efforts to scuttle her by USS Anderson (DD-411) and USS Mustin DD-413) failed and the wreck is finally sunk by Akigumo and Makigumo



November, 1942



-Nov. 2-

-I-15 (*Cdr Nobuo Ishikawa) is sunk by USS McCalla (DD-488) (10.35S 161.50E)

-Nov. 4-

-RO-65 (*Lt Shoichi Egi) wrecked in Kiska Harbor (51.58N 177.33E) No survivors

-Nov. 9-

-US cargo ship Edgar Allen Poe (7,176grt) sunk by I-21

-Nov. 10-

-I-172 (LtCdr Takeshi Ohta) sunk by USS Southard (DMS-10)(10.13S 161.09E)

-Nov. 14-

-In a attempt to bombard Guadalcanal, a Japanese force is intercepted by a US cruiser force.
-Hiei (Capt Masao Nishada) is crippled by US cruisers and US aircraft off Savo Is, Guadalcanal (09.08S 159.42E) finally being scuttled at 1900hrs with 188 dead
-Akatsuki (CdrOsamu Takasuka) is sunk by USS Atlanta (CL-51) south of Savo Island (09.17S 159.56E)
-Yudachi (Cdr Kiyoshi Kikkawa) is sunk by USS Portland (CA-33)09.14S 159.52E 207 saved
-Kinugasa (*Capt Masao Sawa) sunk 15 miles west of Rendova (08.45S 157.00E) by aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV-6) 511 dead 146 saved
-In the same action that Hiei ,Ayanami and Yudachi are lost the following US ships are sunk:
-USS Atlanta (CL-51) torpedoed by Akatsuki 3 miles NW Lunga Point
-USS Juneau (CL-52) torpedoed by Yudachi, then torpedoed again by I-26 later that morning
-USS Barton (DD-599) torpedoed by Amatsukaze
-USS Cushing (DD-376) 8 miles SE Savo Is. by Nagara
-USS Laffey (DD-459) torpedoed by Teruzuki
-USS Monssen (DD-436) 10 miles ESE Savo Is.

-Nov. 15-

-Trying to repeat the failed attempt to bombard Guadalcanal, the Japanese are again intercepted and lose another battleship:
-Kirishima (Capt Sanji Iwabuchi) is sunk by USS Washington (BB-56) at 0323hrs northwest of Savo Is, Guadalcanal (09.06S 159.42E) 250 dead 1,127 saved
-Ayanami (Cdr Eiji Sakuma) is sunk by USS Washington (BB-56)(09.10S 159.38E) with 45 dead and 196 saved
-Three US destroyers are also lost in this action:
-USS Preston (DD-379) sunk by Nagara 3 miles south of Savo Is.
-USS Walke (DD-416) 3 miles NE Cape Esperance, Guadalcanal
-USS Benham (DD-397) torpedoed but later scuttled off the west coast of Guadalcanal

-Nov. 23-

-British cargo ship Tilawa (10,006grt) sunk by I-29
-British cargo ship Cranfield sunk by I-166

-Nov. 24-

-Hayashio (Cdr Kiyoshi Kaneda) is sunk Guna Bay (07.00S 147.30E) by US Army aircraft with 50 dead



December, 1942



-Dec. 1-

-Takanami (Cdr Masami Ogura) is sunk 10 miles SSE of Savo Is (09.18S 159.56E) by US cruisers with 211 dead and 33 saved
-USS Northampton (CA-26) torpedoed by Oyashio or Takanami 2 miles SE Savo Is
-HMAS Armidale (J.240) sunk by Japanese aircraft off Timor

-Dec 3-

-Norwegian tanker Belita (6,323grt) sunk by I-29

-Dec. 8-

-Tenryu (Capt Shinpei Asano) is torpedoed 10 miles east of Madang (05.11S 145.57E) by USS Albacore (SS-218) 23 dead

-Dec. 10-

-I-3 (*Cdr Ichiro Togami) is sunk by USS PT-59 (09.12S 159.42E)

-Dec. 12-

-Teruzuki (Cdr Tsueno Orita) is torpedoed off Guadalcanal (09.50S 159.30E) by USS PT40 sinking at 0440 hrs 353 saved -USS PT-44 sunk by Japanese destroyers off Guadalcanal

-Dec. 25-

-I-4 (*LtCdr Toshitake Ueno) sunk by USS PT-122 (08.32S 148.47E)

-Dec. 29-

-USS Wasmuth (DMS-15) sank in a storm in Alaska when two depth charges broke loose and exploded beneath her.