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WORLD WAR II
U.S. NAVY VESSEL LOSSES - SS

WW2 losses Index  

Vessel, Type, Hull Number Area or Event, Cause* Date of Loss**/
Date Announced(A)
mm-dd-yy
Date Stricken
mm-dd-yy

SUBMARINE - SS

     
Albacore (SS 218) Pacific, O 12-21-44(A) 03-30-45
Amberjack (SS 219) Pacific, O 03-22-43(A) 06-21-43
Argonaut (APS 1) ex (SS 166) S. Pacific, EA 01-10-43 02-26-43
Barbel (SS 316) Pacific, O 02-16-45(A) 04-28-45
Bonefish (SS 223) Pacific, O 08-11-45(A) 09-01-45
Bullhead (SS 332) Java Sea, O 08-24-45(A) 09-01-45
Capelin (SS 289) Pacific, O 03-18-44(A) 03-25-44
Cisco (SS 290) Pacific, O 09-28-43 02-12-44
Corvina (SS 226) Pacific, O 03-14-44(A) 03-25-44
Darter (SS 227) Leyte, US 10-24-44 11-27-44
Dorado (SS 248) Atlantic, O [enroute Panama] 10-24-43(A) 10-30-43
Escolar (SS 294) Yellow Sea, O 02-28-45(A) 03-10-45
Flier (SS 250) Pacific, M 08-13-44 09-23-44
Golet (SS 361) Pacific, O 07-26-44(A) 11-13-44
Grampus (SS 207) Pacific, O 06-12-43(A) 06-21-43
Grayback (SS 208) Pacific, O 02-27-44 06-28-44
Grayling (SS 209) Pacific, O 09-30-43(A) 12-31-43
Grenadier (SS 210) Malaysia, EA-US 04-22-43 09-20-43
Growler (SS 215) Pacific, O 11-08-44 02-08-45
Grunion (SS 216) N. Pacific, O 10-05-42(A) 11-02-42
Gudgeon (SS 211) Pacific, O 06-07-44(A) 09-23-44
Harder (SS 257) Pacific, O 08-24-44 01-20-45
Herring (SS 233) Kurile Islands, G 06-01-44(A) 11-13-44
Kete (SS 369) Pacific, O 04-16-45(A) 07-11-45
Lagarto (SS 371) Gulf of Siam, O 05-04-45 09-01-45
Perch (SS 176) Java Sea, EA-US 03-03-42 06-24-42
Pickerel (SS 177) Pacific, O 08-15-43(A) 08-19-43
Pompano (SS 181) Pacific, O 01-05-44(A) 01-12-44
R-12 (SS 89) Florida, AC  06-12-43 07-06-43
Robalo (SS 273) Palawan Island, EA 07-26-44 09-16-44
Runner (SS 275) Pacific, O 10-27-43(A) 10-30-43
S-26 (SS 131) Panama, C 01-24-42 03-25-42
S-27 (SS 132) Amchitka Island, GR 06-19-42 12-22-44
S-28 (SS 133) Hawaii, AC  07-04-44 07-18-44
S-36 (SS 141) Makassar Strait, GR 01-20-42 05-08-42
S-39 (SS 144) Rossell Island, GR 08-14-42 12-22-44
S-44 (SS 155) Pacific, G 10-07-43 02-12-44
Scamp (SS 277) Japan, B 11-11-44 04-28-45
Scorpion (SS 278) Pacific, O 03-06-44(A) 04-08-44
Sculpin (SS 191) Truk, EA-US 11-18-43 03-25-44
Sealion (SS 195) Cavite, EA-US 12-25-41 03-25-42
Seawolf (SS 197) Pacific, O 12-28-44(A) 01-20-45
Shark (SS 174) Java, O 03-08-42(A) 06-24-42
Shark (SS 314) Luzon Strait, O 02-28-45(A) 03-10-45
Snook (SS 279) S. China Sea, O 08-04-45(A) 08-13-45
Swordfish (SS 193) Pacific, O 02-15-45(A) 05-19-45
Tang (SS 306) Pacific, T [own] 10-24-44 02-08-45
Trigger (SS 237) Pacific, O 03-28-45 07-11-45
Triton (SS 201) Pacific, O 03-15-43 07-28-43
Trout (SS 202) E. China Sea, O 04-17-44 07-29-44
Tullibee (SS 284) Pacific, T [own] 03-26-44 07-29-44
Wahoo (SS 238) Soya Strait, G-B 10-11-43 12-06-43
 
*KEY
A Aircraft
AC Accidental sinking not enemy action
B Bomb or depth charge
C Collision
EA Enemy Action
EX Explosion; non enemy action
G Gunfire
GR Grounding
K Kamikaze
M Mine
O Overdue, failed to return
SC Scuttled by US forces
T Torpedo
US Sunk or destroyed by US forces after enemy action
W Weather; typhoon/hurricane
 
**DATE OF LOSS
Some dates are constructed from Japanese records and known area of boat's operations, and/or POW or survivor accounts.
DATE ANNOUNCED
Date announced overdue by the Navy. Some dates vary with source material.