WORLD WAR TWO
U.S. Navy Vessel Losses
U.S. Coast Guard LossesNearly 600 Navy and Army vessels were manned by Coast Guard crews, vessel losses are USCG Cutters only.
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.
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References(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.
[See an online editon at hazegray.com or history.navy.mil
(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.