U.S. Navy & U.S. Coast Guard
Vessel Losses

U.S. Navy Vessel Losses

Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Cruisers

Destroyers and Destroyer Escorts


Mine and Patrol Vessels

Fleet Auxiliaries

Unnamed Vessels : Mine, Patrol, Landing Craft & Auxiliaries (to be developed)

U.S. Coast Guard Losses

Nearly 600 Navy and Army vessels were manned by Coast Guard crews, vessel losses are USCG Cutters only.

Coast Guard Cutters


Disclaimer : This information is intended to be a general compilation of war time losses.  It is NOT  the definitive source.  References may vary on dates and cause of loss. The tables do not cover losses of "lend lease" vessels to foreign governments.  

Corrections or Additions : If you believe the information is incorrect or have additional information, an email with facts and references will receive full attention. 


(1) Chesneau, Roger; Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946 ; London, Conway Maritime Press, 1980.
(2) Fahey, James C.; The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet : Victory Edition ; Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, reprint 1973.
(3) Johnson, Robert E.; Guardians of the Sea: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present; Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1987.
(4) Lenton, H. T. & Colledge, J. J.; Warships of World War II; London, Ian Allan, nd. [UK vessels only with US lend lease loss details]
(5) McMurtrie, Francis E.; Jane's Fighting Ships, 1946-47 ; London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1947.
(6) Naval History Division, US Navy Department; Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Volumes 1-8 ; Washington, DC, US Government Printing Office, 1959-1981. 
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(7) Pawlowski, Gareth L.; Flat-Tops and Fledglings : A History of American Aircraft Carriers ; NY, Castle Books, 1971.
(8) Scheina, Robert L.; U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft of World War II ; Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1982.
(9) Silverstone, Paul H.; US Warships of World War II ; Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1965.