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ROYAL NAVY VESSELS LOST AT SEA, 1939-45 - BY TYPE

COASTAL WARFARE VESSELS - Motor Gun Boats, MGB - Motor Torpedo Boats, MTB - Steam Gun Boat, SGB - Motor Launches, ML

 

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Note: These losses are from the original and uncorrected "British Vessels Lost at Sea, 1935-45", published by HMSO in 1947. Up-to-date information can be found for major warships by clicking on Royal Navy Ships; on all vessels by searching the internet using the prefix HMS

Key: Loss date are given as Year/Month/Day. In Brackets: R - Requisitioned for Royal Navy service; tonnage is either standard displacement or gross registered; date is date of completion.

Casualties for these vessels can be found in "Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies"

 

 

Motor Gun Boats, MGB

No.12 (31t, 10/8/40), mined, Milford Haven, February 3, 1941

No.17 (30t, 19/12/40), sunk, possibly mined, off Normandy, June 11, 1944

No.18 (30t, 22/5/41), sunk by surface craft gunfire off Terschelling, Holland, September 30, 1942

No.19 (30t, 28/7/41), bombed and wrecked on slipway, November 6, 1942

No.62 (28t, 31/12/40), lost in collision, North Sea, August 9, 1941

No.64 (28t, 11/2/41), foundered on patrol in heavy weather between England and Ostend. Subsequently salved, August 8, 1943

No.76 (33t, 14/5/42), sunk by E-boat, North Sea, October 6, 1942

No.78 (33t, 8/6/42), surface craft gunfire off Holland, beached and abandoned. Date given as October 2nd-3rd, 1942

No.79 (37t, 24/7/42), sunk in action with surface craft, Hook of Holland area, February 28, 1943

No.90 (33t), destroyed by fire, Portland Harbour, July 6, 1941

No.92 (33t), destroyed by fire, Portland Harbour, July 6, 1941

No.98, lost in air raid on coastal forces base HMS Hornet, June 1941

No.99, constructive total loss, April 1945

No.109 (37t, 30/9/42), mined and severely damaged on the 7th. Formally paid off, February 25, 1943

No.110 (37t, 14/11/42), sunk in action with surface craft in Dunkirk area, May 29, 1943

No.313 (67t, 12/6/41), sunk by mine or torpedo off Normandy, August 16, 1944

No.314 (67t, 26/6/41), damaged in action and sunk by own forces at St. Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.326 (67t, 18/8/41), sunk by mine off Normandy, June 28, 1944

No.328 (67t, 13/10/41), lost during attack on enemy convoy, Dover Straits, July 21, 1942

No.335 (67t, 3/10/41), set on fire in action with surface craft, North Sea; seriously damaged. Date given as September 10th-11th, 1942

No.501 (19/5/42), internal explosion off Lands End, Cornwall, July 27, 1942

No.601 (85t, 9/3/42), sunk by enemy action, Dover Straits, July 24, 1942

No.641 (90t, 29/12/42), sunk by shore battery gunfire from Italian mainland, Straits of Messina. Date given as July 14th-15th, 1943

No.644 (90t, 12/42), mined between Marsala and Mazzara, Sicily. Sunk by own forces, June 26, 1943

No.648 (90t, 1/43), sunk by aircraft, Pantellaria, Central Mediterrranean, June 14, 1943

No.663 (90t, 8/3/43), sunk by mine off Maestra Point, NE Adriatic, October 10, 1944

No.2002 (93t, 5/7/43), sunk by mine on passage Aberdeen to Gothenburg, Sweden, May 12, 1945

No.2007 (93t, 28/8/43), broke in two off Aberdeen, Scotland, after grounding (22nd), May 24, 1945

 

Motor Torpedo Boats, MTB

No.6 (18t, 1936), foundered in bad weather off Sardinia, W Mediterranean, November 16, 1939

No.7 (18t, 1938), scuttled at Hong Kong, December 26, 1941

No.8 (18t, 1937), destroyed by fire during raid on Hong Kong, December 16, 1941

No.9 (18t, 1937), scuttled at Hong Kong, December 26, 1941

No.10 (18t, 1938), scuttled at Hong Kong, December 26, 1941

No.11 (18t, 1938), scuttled at Hong Kong, December 26, 1941

No.12 (18t, 1938), sunk in action with Japanese landing craft, Hong Kong, December 20, 1941

No.15 (18t, 1939), mined, Thames Estuary, SE England, September 24, 1940

No.16 (18t, 1939), mined, Thames Estuary, October 31, 1940

No.17 (18t, 1939), probably mined, off Ostend, Belgium, October 21, 1940

No.26 (14t, 1938), sunk in action with Japanese landing craft, Hong Kong, December 20, 1941

No.27 (14t, 1938), scuttled at Hong Kong, December 26, 1941

No.28 (37t, 10/7/40), lost by fire, March 7, 1941

No.29 (34t, 2/6/40), sank after collision when in action with E-boats, North Sea, October 6, 1942

No.30 (34t, 11/7/40), mined, North Sea, December 18, 1942

No.41 (33t, 7/11/40), mined, North Sea, February 14, 1941

No.43 (33t, 13/1/41), sunk by surface craft off Gravelines, NE France, August 18, 1942

No.44 (33t. 1/4/41), sank in action with surface craft, Dover Straits, English Channel, August 7, 1942

No.47 (33t, 8/7/41), sunk in action with surface craft off Gris Nez, NE France, January 17, 1942

No.61 (35t, 9/1/42), lost, stranded in attack on motor barges, off Kelibia, Tunisia, May 9, 1943

No.63 (35t, 18/2/42), lost in collision off Benghazi, Libya, April 2, 1943

No.64 (35t, 23/2/42), lost in collision off Benghazi, Libya, April 2, 1943

No.67 (17t, 19/4/40), sunk by aircraft, destroyed or beached, Suda Bay, Crete. Date given as May 23rd-June 2nd, 1941

No.68 (17t, 19/4/40), sunk in collision off Libya, December 14, 1941

No.73 (38t, 3/10/41), sunk by aircraft, Maddalena, Sardinia, November 24, 1943

No.74 (33t, 17/12/41), lost after leaving St. Nazaire, W France. Date approximate, March 28, 1942

No.77 (38t, 28/5/42), sunk by aircraft off Vibo Valencia, SW Italy, September 8, 1943

No.87 (38t, 12/6/42), mined, North Sea, October 31, 1942

No.93 (38t, 10/9/42), lost in collision off Harwich, E England, August 18, 1944

No.105 (9t, 8/40), taken in tow and sunk by own forces, January 1, 1943

No.106 (June 1940), mined, Thames Estuary, SE England, October 16, 1940

No.201 (38t, 27/11/41), sank in action with surface craft, Dover Straits, English Channel, June 15, 1942

No.213 (17t, 24/10/40), sunk by aircraft, destroyed or beached, Suda Bay, Crete. Date given as May 23rd-June 2nd, 1941

No.214 (17t, 10/40), sunk by aircraft, destroyed or beached, Suda Bay, Crete. Date given as May 23rd-June 2nd, 1941

No.215 (17t, 6/12/40), paid off, presumed lost, March 29, 1942

No.216 (17t, 3/1/41), sunk by aircraft, destroyed or beached, Suda Bay, Crete. Date given as May 23rd-June 2nd, 1941

No.217 (17t, 7/1/41), sunk by aircraft, destroyed or beached, Suda Bay, Crete. Date given as May 23rd-June 2nd, 1941

No.218 (35t, 9/6/41), sunk by surface craft and mine, Dover Straits, August 18, 1942

No.220 (35t, 30/7/41), sunk in action with E-boat off Ambleteuse, NE France, May 13, 1942

No.222 (Royal Netherlands Navy, 38t, 15/2/42), mined, North Sea. Date given as November 9th-10th, 1943

No.230 (38t, 5/5/42), rammed by MTB 222 in action, North Sea. Date given as November 9th-10th, 1943

No.237 (38t, 18/6/42), sank after action with surface craft off Barfleur, France, August 7, 1942

No.241 (38t, 30/3/42), sunk by enemy action off ljmuiden and Helder, March 31, 1944

No.242 (40t, 23/10/42), sunk whilst being towed to Malta, July 1945

No.243 (40t, 18/11/42), sunk as target. Date reported, July 1945

No.248 (41t, 4/3/43), sunk in collision, English Channel, June 6, 1944

No.255 (36t, 30/7/43), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.259 (32t), lost in tow in Mediterranean, June 1942

No.261 (32t), sunk at Alexandria, August 26, 1945

No.262 (32t), formally paid off, February 24, 1943

No.264 (32t), mined off Sousse, Tunisia, May 10, 1943

No.267 (32t), damaged in heavy weather on passage from Benghazi to Malta. Sunk by own forces, April 2, 1943

No.287 (36t, 12/3/43), grounded on Levron Island, Adriatic, and subsequently destroyed by own forces, November 24, 1944

No.288 (40t, 26/3/43), sunk by aircraft, Augusta, Sicily. Date given as July 21st-22nd, 1943

No.308 (34t, 31/1/42), probably aircraft attack off Tobruk, Libya, September 14, 1942

No.310 (38t, 10/2/42), probably aircraft attack off Tobruk, Libya, September 14, 1942

No.311 (34t, 17/2/42), mined, Central Mediterranean, May 2, 1943

No.312 (34t, 21/2/42), probably aircraft attack off Tobruk, Libya, September 14, 1942

No.314 (34t, 2/3/42), probably aircraft attack off Tobruk, Libya, September 14, 1942

No.316 (34t, 12/3/42), torpedoed by Italian cruiser off Reggio, S Italy, July 17, 1943

No.338, fire and explosion, Trinidad, West Indies, May 16, 1942

No.347 (37t, 18/3/43), sunk by surface craft off Ymuiden, Holland, October 1, 1944

No.352 (37t, 31/5/43), sunk in collision, North Sea. Date given as March 25th-26th, 1944

No.356 (37t, 1/7/43), sunk by surface shps off Holland, October 16, 1943

No.357 (37t, 25/8/43), sunk accidentally after damage by surface craft on the 23rd, December 24, 1943

No.360 (37t, 30/6/43), sunk by surface craft off Ymuiden, Holland, October 1, 1944

No.371 (4/10/43), grounded on Levron Island, Adriatic, and subsequently destroyed by own forces, November 24, 1944

No.372 (47t, 7/10/43), sunk by surface craft gunfire when patrolling off Cape Loviste, Adriatic. Date given as July 23rd-24th, 1944

No.412 (37t, 14/2/42), sunk in collision off Normandy. Date given as July 26th-27th, 1944

No.417 (37t, 8/9/42), sunk by surface vessel, whilst attacking convoy between Calais and Boulogne. Date given as March 15th-16th, 1944

No.430 (37t, 16/11/42), rammed by E-boat off Normandy. Date given as July 26th-27th, 1944

No.434 (37t, 25/1/43), sunk by surface craft off Normandy, July 9, 1944

No.438 (37t, 31/3/43), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.444 (37t, 21/7/43), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.448 (37t, 23/9/43), sunk by accident in torpedo attack by friendly aircraft off Normandy, June 11, 1944

No.459 (On loan to RCN, 41t, 2/3/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.460 (On loan to RCN, 41t, 22/3/44), sunk by mine off Normandy, July 3, 1944

No.461 (On loan to RCN, 41t, 15/3/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.462 (On loan to RCN, 41t, 25/3/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.463 (On loan to RCN, 41t, 25/3/44), sunk by mine off Normandy, July 8, 1944

No.465 (On loan to RCN 41t, 31/3/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.466 (On loan to RCN 41t, 18/4/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.494 (44t, 9/11/44), rammed and sunk by E-boats, North Sea, April 7, 1945

No.605 102t, 16/6/42), foundered after striking sub/merged obstruction on passage Ostend to Dover, February 17, 1945

No.606 (90t, 7/7/42), sunk by surface craft off Hook of Holland. Date given as November 3rd-4th, 1943

No.622 (95t, 10/42), sunk by surface craft in attack on convoy off Terschelling, Holland, March 10, 1943

No.626 (Royal Norwegian Navy, 95t, 8/42), lost by fire, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, November 22, 1943

No.631 (Royal Norwegian Navy, 95t, 8/42), grounded during attack on ships in Norwegian Fiords, March 14, 1943

No.635 (102t, 11/42), sunk as target. Date reported, July 1945

No.636 (95t, 1/43), sunk by surface craft off Elba, W Italy, October 15, 1943

No.639 (95t, 22/1/43), sunk by aircraft, Central Mediterranean, April 28, 1943

No.640 (85t, 1/11/42), sunk by mine, Leghorn/Spezia area, NW Italy. Date given as June 26th-27th, 1944

No.655 (102t, 1/43), sunk by mine, Quarnero Gulf, NE Adriatic, March 21, 1945

No.665 (95t, 5/43), sunk by shore battery gunfire, Messina, Sicily, August 15, 1943

No.666 (95t, 10/6/43), sunk by surface craft off Holland, July 4-5, 1944

No.669 (95t, 29/4/43), sunk by surface craft off Norwegian coast, October 26, 1943

No.671 (95t, 16/5/43), sunk in torpedo attack on destroyers off Barfleur, N France, April 24, 1944

No.681 (95t, 7/43), sunk when attacking convoy off Holland. Date given as June 9th-10th, 1944

No.686 (95t, 9/6/43), lost by fire, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, November 22, 1943

No.690 (102t, 15/9/43), lost after striking wreck, January 18, 1945

No.697 (102t, 7/43), sunk by mine off Krk Island, NE Adriatic, April 17, 1945

No.705 (102t, 7/8/43), sunk by mine, Maknare Channel, NE Adriatic, March 23, 1945

No.707 (95t, 11/43), cut in two in collision off N Ireland, April 18, 1944

No.708 (95t, 11/43), damaged by friendly aircraft English Channel, and subsequently sunk by own forces, May 5, 1944

No.710 (102t, 18/9/43), sunk by mine near Zara, NE Adriatic, April 10, 1945

No.712 (102t, 10/2/44), formally paid off, July 19, 1945

No.715 (On loan to R Norwegian Navy, 102t, 9/12/43), sunk by explosion at Fosnavaag, Norway, May 19, 1945

No.732 (97t, 17/4/44), sunk by accident, English Channel, May 28, 1944

No.734 (97t, 30/5/44), damaged by Beaufighters and eventually sunk by own forces, North Sea, June 26, 1944

No.776 (108t, 8/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.782 (108t, 25/10/44), sunk by mine off River Schelde, Holland, December 29, 1944

No.789 (108t, 17/10/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.791 (108t, 4/11/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.798 (108t, 16/10/44), lost by fire and explosion, Ostend harbour, Belgium, February 14, 1945

No.5001 (102t, 18/12/44), sunk by E-boats, North Sea, April 7, 1945

 

Steam Gun Boat, SGB

No.7 (135t, 11/3/42), sunk in action with surface craft, English Channel, June 19, 1942

 

Motor Launches, ML

No.103 (57t, 28/6/40), mined, Dover Straits, English Channel, August 24, 1942

No.108 (66t, 4/7/40), mined, English Channel, September 5, 1943

No.109 (57t, August 1940), mined, off Humber, October 30, 1940

No.111 (57t, July 1940), presumed mined, off Humber, November 25, 1940

No.126 (75t, 19/9/40), lost after damage by U-boat torpedo, W Italy, November 27, 1943

No.127 (65t, 7th Nov 1940), mined, Thames Estuary, November 22, 1940

No.129 (73t, 14/10/40), sunk by aircraft bombs off Algeria, March 22, 1942

No.130 (73t, 9/10/40), sunk by gunfire during engagement off Malta, May 7, 1942

No.133 (75t, 12/12/40), lost by fire and explosion, W Scotland, May 11, 1943

No.144 (73t, 12/11/40), mined, English Channel, September 22, 1941

No.156 (73t, 18/12/40), damaged in action and sunk by own forces at St. Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.160 (73t, 27/12/40), sunk by aircraft bombs, Brixham, S Devon, May 6, 1942

No.169 (73t, 27/11/40), fire and explosion, Gibraltar Harbour, February 15, 1942

No.177 (73t, 12/40), missing, presumed sunk at St Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.183 (75t, 10/2/41), sunk after collision with East Pier, Dieppe, N France, February 11, 1945

No.192 (Free French Navy, 73t, I/8/41) French Force), missing, presumed sunk at St Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.210 (On loan to R Norwegian Navy, 75t, 7/4/41), sunk by mine off Dieppe, February 15, 1944

No.216 (75t, 28/5/41), foundered in heavy weather after being mined (19th), North Sea, September 28, 1944

No.219 (73t, 17/5/41), grounded off Stornoway, NW Scotland. Constructive total loss, November 21, 1941

No.230 (75t, 28/3/41), sunk in collision, August 17, 1945

No.242 (73t, 28/5/41), gutted by fire, November 29, 1942

No.251 (75t, 7/41), rammed and sunk accidentally, Atlantic area, March 6, 1943

No.262 (Free French Navy, 73t, 18/6/41), missing, presumed sunk at St Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.265 (75t, 30/5/41), destroyed by petrol fire and explosion, Freetown, W Africa, July 1, 1944

No.267 (Free French Navy, 73t, 25/7/41), missing, presumed sunk, at St Nazaire, W France, March 28, 1942

No.268 (Free French Navy, 73t, 17/7/41), missing, presumed sunk, at St Nazaire, W France, March 28, 1942

No.270 (73t, 26/6/41), damaged in action and sunk by own forces at St. Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.287 (75t, 23/8/41), destroyed by petrol fire and explosion, Freetown, W Africa, July 1, 1944

No.288 (73t, 19/8/41), heavy weather off Hartlepool, October 11, 1941

No.298 (73t, 21/11/41), missing, presumed sunk, at St Nazaire, W France, March 28, 1942

No.301 (73t, 2/12/41), expIosion, Freetown area, W Africa, August 9, 1942

No.306 (73t, 18/12/41), missing, presumed sunk, at St Nazaire, W France, March 28, 1942

No.310 (73t, 29/11/41), lost in action with surface craft, Tjebia Island, February 15, 1942

No.311 (73t, 29/11/41), sunk by Japanese gunfire. Banka Straits, Sumatra, February 14, 1942

No.339 (73t, 16/10/41), sunk by surface craft torpedo, North Sea, October 7, 1942

No.352 (73t, 9/6/42), sunk by aircraft, Tobruk, Libya, September 14, 1942

No.353 (73t, 26/5/42), sunk by aircraft, Tobruk, Libya, September 14, 1942

No.358 (75t, 9/42), lost off Leros island, Dodecanese, November 12, 1943

No.387 (75t, 1/6/43), destroyed by internal explosion, Beirut Harbour, Syria, March 5, 1944

No.443 (75t. 11/41), mined off Vada, W Italy. Fore part blown off, July 12, 1944

No.446 (73t, 21/11/41), damaged in action and sunk by own forces at St. Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.447 (73t, 8/1/42), sunk in action, St. Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.457 (73t, 21/11/41), sunk in action, St. Nazaire, March 28, 1942

No.466 (75t, 31/3/42), sunk by mine off Walcheren, Holland, March 25, 1945

No.558 (75t, 12/2/43), mined, N Adriatic, total loss, May 5, 1945

No.563 (75t, 3/3/43), sunk by mine off Frejus, S France, August 16, 1944

No.579 (75t, 3/6/43), sunk by aircraft, Leros island, Dodecanese, October 26, 1943

No.591 (75t, 18/4/44), foundered in tidal wave, Sittang River estuary, Burma, May 9, 1945

No.835 (75t, 8/8/43), sunk by aircraft, Leros island, Dodecanese, October 12, 1943

No.870 (75t, 2/8/44), sunk by mine off Piraeus, Greece, October 15, 1944

No.891 (75t, 28/3/44), sunk by mine, Kyauk Pyu, N of Ramree Island, Burma, January 24, 1945

No.905 (75t, 10/5/44), foundered in tidal wave, Sittang River estuary, Burma, May 9, 1945

No.916 (75t, 16/9/44), sunk by mine at Walsoorden, Holland, November 8, 1944

No.1003 (40t, 3/1/41), on board ship torpedoed and lost in Atlantic, April 20, 1941

No.1011 (40t, 16/11/40), bombed and sunk on passage from Suda Bay to Sphakia, Crete, May 10, 1941

No.1015 (40t, 24/2/41), lost in heavy weather, Eastern Mediterranean, October 1943

No.1030 (40t, 11/11/40), lost on passage from Suda Bay, Crete, May 28, 1941

No.1037 (40t, 3/1/41), 0n board ship torpedoed and lost in Atlantic, April 20, 1941

No.1054 (40t, 6/11/41), total loss, November 1943

No.1057 (40t, 30/9/41), lost through detonation of demolition charges off Kilindini, E Africa, October 13, 1944

No.1062 (40t, 9/42), sunk by gunfire, Banka Straits, Sumatra, February 16, 1942

No.1063 (40t, 1/42), sunk in action, Tanjong Priok, Java, March 1, 1942

No.1083 (40t, 23/10/41), lost through grounding in Gulf of Kos, Aegean, February 20, 1944

No.1121 (40t, 10/7/42), formally paid off, December 31, 1943

No.1153 (40t, 18/8/42), destroyed by enemy action en route for Turkey, September 1942

No.1154 (40t, 30/1/43), mined at Bizerta, Tunisia, May 14, 1943

No.1157 (40t, 30/12/42), lost in shipment, April 1943

No.1163 (46t, 31/12/42), sunk by torpedo, probably surface craft, Mulat Island, NE Adriatic, January 5, 1945

No.1179 (40t, 4/3/43), sunk off Rio Bueno, Jamaica, in hurricane, August 21, 1944

No.1212 (40t, 30/12/42), lost in shipment, April 1943

No.1227 (44t, 24/11/42), sunk by surface craft off Piraeus, Greece, October 5, 1944

No.1244 (40t, 20/8/43), lost on passage, November 1943

No.1289 (40t, 2/7/43), lost on passage, November 1943

No.1380 (40t, 16/9/43), missing in Aegean, March 1944

No.1388 (40t, 25/11/43), grounded off Hartlepool, December 24, 1943

No.1417 (46t, 28/3/44), sunk by mine, in tow, off Flushing, Holland, February 15, 1945

 

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