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WORLD WAR II 
U.S. NAVY VESSEL LOSSES - BB, CV, CVL, CVE, CA & CL

WW2 losses Index 

Vessel, Type, Hull Number Area or Event, Cause*
[see key below]
Date of Loss
mm-dd-yy
Date Stricken
mm-dd-yy

BATTLESHIPS - BB

     
Arizona (BB 39) Pearl Harbor, B-T 12-07-41 12-01-42
Oklahoma (BB 37) Pearl Harbor, T 12-07-41 11-22-44

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS - CV

     
Hornet (CV 8) Santa Cruz, US 10-26-42 01-13-43
Lexington (CV 2) Coral Sea, T 05-08-42 06-24-42
Wasp (CV 7) Solomons, T 09-15-42 11-02-42
Yorktown (CV 5) Midway, T 06-07-42 10-02-42

LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS - CVL

     
Princeton (CVL 23) Leyte, B 10-24-44 11-13-44

ESCORT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS - CVE

     
Bismarck Sea (CVE 95) Iwo Jima, B 02-21-45 03-30-45
Block Island (CVE 21) Atlantic, T 05-29-44 06-28-44
Gambier Bay (CVE 73) Leyte Gulf, G 10-25-44 11-27-44
Liscome Bay (CVE 56) Tarawa, T 11-24-43 12-06-43
Ommaney Bay (CVE 79) Lingayen, B 01-04-45 02-23-45
Saint Lo (CVE 63) Leyte Gulf, B 10-25-44 11-27-44

HEAVY CRUISERS - CA

     
Astoria (CA 34) Savo Island, G-T 08-09-42 11-02-42
Chicago (CA 29) Rennell Island, T 01-30-43 02-22-43
Houston (CA 30) Soenda Strait, G-T 02-28-42 05-08-42
Indianapolis (CA 35) Philippine Sea, T 07-30-45 09-01-45
Northampton (CA 26) Lunga Point, T 11-30-42 01-13-43
Quincy (CA 39) Savo Island, G-T 08-09-42 11-02-42
Vincennes (CA 44) Savo Island, G-T 08-09-42 11-02-42

LIGHT CRUISERS - CL

     
Atlanta (CL 51) Guadalcanal, G-T 11-13-42 01-13-43
Helena (CL 50) Kula Gulf, T 07-06-43 07-15-43
Juneau (CL 52) Guadalcanal, T 11-13-42 01-13-43
 
KEY
A Aircraft
B Bomb
C Collision
EA Enemy Action
EX Explosion; non enemy action
G Gunfire
GR Grounding
K Kamikaze
M Mine
SC Scuttled by US forces
T Torpedo
US Sunk or destroyed by US forces after enemy action
W Weather; typhoon/hurricane
  
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