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

AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE VESSELS - Landing ships (LSI, LST, FDT) - Landing craft, major (LCI, LCT, LCF, LCG) - Landing craft, minor (LCA, LCP, LCV, LCM) - Landing barges (see also Thames Barges at War in time of D-day)

LST.3002 (NP/Mark Teadham)

on to Vessels by Type (continued) - Supply & Support

 
 

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"

 

 

LANDING SHIPS

 

Landing Ship Infantry (Large) LSI(L)

EL HIND (R, 5,319 tons), destroyed by fire in Bombay Docks, India, April 14, 1944

EMPIRE BROADSWORD (4,285 tons), sunk by mine off Normandy, N France, July 2, 1944

EMPIRE JAVELIN (4,285 tons), lost on passage from Portsmouth to Le Havre. Believed torpedoed by U-boat, December 28, 1944

KARANJA (R, 9,890 tons, 1931), sunk by aircraft, Bougie, Algeria, November 12, 1942

 

Raiding Craft Carrier, later designated LCP(L)

PRINCE PHILIPPE (R, 2,938 tons, 1939), sunk in collision off W. Scotland, July 15, 1941

 

Landing Ship Infantry (Small) LSI(S)

PRINCE LEOPOLD (R, 2,938 tons, 1930), torpedoed by U-boat, capsized and sank, English Channel, July 29, 1944

 

Landing Ship Tank (Class II) LST (2,750 tons)

No.79 (17/7/43), sunk by aircraft, off Corsica, September 30, 1943

No.80 (19/7/43), mined in English Channel and sank off Ostend, Belgium, March 20, 1945

No.178, mined on passage to Corfu, grounded and became total wreck, February 24, 1945

No.305 (7/12/42), sunk by U-boat, torpedo during Operation Shingle, Anzio Landings, W Italy, February 20, 1944

No.362 (23/11/42), sunk by U-boat, torpedo, Biscay area, March 2, 1944

No.364 (7/12/42), torpedoed by U-boat off Ramsgate, S England, February 22, 1945

No.407 (31/12/42), damaged beyond repair by weather in Mediterranean, April 24, 1944

No.411 (8/1/43), mined or torpedoed (31st Dec. 1943) on passage from Maddalena to Bastia, Sardinia, abandoned owing to heavy weather, January 1, 1944

No.414 (20/1/43), torpedoed by aircraft, off Cani Rocks, Tunisia, beached off Bizerta, August 15, 1943

No.418 (1/2/43), sunk after two underwater explosions, Operation Shingle, Anzio Landings, W Italy, February 16, 1944

No.420 (16/2/43), sunk by mine off Ostend, November 7, 1944

No.422 (5/2/43), mined and sunk in Operation Shingle, Anzio Landings, W Italy, January 26, 1944

No.429 (21/2/43), lost by fire, Mediterranean, July 3, 1943

 

Fighter Direction Tender FDT

No.216 (2,750 tons, 4/3/43), sunk by aircraft, torpedo off Barfleur, N France, July 7, 1944

 

LANDING CRAFT, MAJOR

 

Landing Craft Infantry

Landing craft headquarter LCH

No.185 (384 tons), sunk by mine, Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 25, 1944

Landing craft infantry (Large) LCI(L) (380-384 tons)

No.7, sunk by aircraft off Algiers, April 21, 1943

No.99, sunk in convoy, presumed by U-boat, Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, August 14, 1944

No.102, damaged by gales and abandoned, Vis, Adriatic, November 11, 1944

No.105, torpedoed, Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 8, 1944

No.107, wrecked off Reggio, Italy, September 2, 1943

No.132, lost and formally paid off, June 17, 1944

No.162, exploded and sank en route for Algiers, February 7, 1943

No.273, sunk by aircraft, Anzio, W Italy, March 17, 1944

No.309, sunk by aircraft in Biscay area, October 23, 1943

Landing craft infantry (Small) LCI(S) (110 tons) – able to carry 100 troops

No.511, beached at Portslade, Sussex, S England. Total loss, February 2, 1944

No.512, 517, 524, 531, 540 (total 5), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.532, lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland, November 1, 1944

No.537, damaged beyond economical repair, June 1944

 

Landing Craft Tank

Landing craft tank (MkI) LCT (372 tons) – able to carry 3-40t or 6-20t tanks

No.1, 12, 15, 19 (total 4, 372t each), lost in Middle East. Date reported, August, 1941

No.2, 7 (total 2), lost after leaving Tobruk, Libya. Date given as 12th-13th, October 13, 1941

No.3, presumed lost in attack on Kos, Dodecanese, formally paid off. Later recovered and redesignated NSC(L)94, October 11, 1943

No.5, lost in Home waters. Date reported, August, 1941

No.6, 20 (total 2), lost in Middle East, June, 1941

No.8, lost in Middle East, July 29, 1941

No.10, lost by enemy action, Middle East, July 17, 1941

No.11, lost in Middle Fast, December 16, 1941

No.14, lost in Home waters, August 12, 1941

No.16, lost in Suda Bay, Crete, June 2, 1941

Landing craft tank (MkII) LCT (450 tons) – able to carry 3-40t or 7-20t tanks

No.102, 103 (total 2), lost in Home waters, October 10, 1941

No.105, 109 (total 2), lost in Home waters, November 4, 1941

No.106, 107 (total 2), sunk in Benghazi Harbour as result of heavy weather, January 6, 1943

No.110, 143 (total 2), lost in Home waters, November, 1941

No.115, sunk by aircraft off Casteloriso, Aegean, October 28, 1943

No.119, 150 (total 2), lost at Tobruk, June 20, 1942

No.120, lost in heavy weather, November 20, 1942

No.121, 124, 126, 145, 159 (total 5), lost in Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942

No.129, cause and place unknown. Date reported, November 1944

No.155, lost on passage to Gibraltar, March 1942

Landing craft tank (MkIII) LCT (625-640 tons) – able to carry 5-40t or 11-30t tanks

No.326, lost by weather or mine off Isle of Man, February 2, 1943

No.328, mined off W Greece, December 5, 1944

No.329, damaged beyond economical repair, November 23, 1943

No.332, lost off Gijon, N Spain, after engine failure, November 16, 1943

No.333, 343, 385 (total 3), sunk in gale off Land's End, SW England, November 14, 1943

No.353, sunk by aircraft at Syracuse, Sicily, July 27, 1943

No.357, lost in Suda Bay, Crete, as result of explosion, May 29, 1945

No.358, lost in Mediterranean, June 18, 1943

No.375, sunk in Mediterranean. Date reported, February 1944

No.377, lost, probably mined, on passage Marseilles to Maddalena, Sardinia, October 1944

No.381, missing from convoy after attack by E-boats, English Channel, February 27, 1943

No.387, mined off W Italy, July 17, 1944

No.390, cause and place unknown, July 9, 1944

No.391, formally paid off. Date approximate, October 1, 1943

No.395, mined and grounded in Mediterranean, June 18, 1943

No.403, lost through stress of weather off Barra Head, outer Hebrides, February 24, 1943

No.418, lost in gale off NW France, November 16, 1943

No.427, cause and place unknown, August 1944

No.480, 488, 491, 494, 7014, 7015 (total 6, 625-640t each), lost through stress of weather off Land's End, SW England. Date given as October 18th-19th, 1944

No.492, capsized and sank, Red Sea, March 6, 1945

No.7011, lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland, November 2, 1944

No.7057, 7064 (total 2, 625-640t each), cause and place unknown, July 16, 1944

No.7089, hit obstruction in Boulogne Harbour, N France. Total loss, December 6, 1944

Landing craft tank (MkIV) LCT (611t-640 tons) – able to carry 6-40t or 9-30t tanks

No.511, broke back while in tow, July 9, 1944

No.524, 715, 750, 809, 886, 947 (total 6), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.547, foundered off Malta, July 8, 1943

No.553, lost in Mediterranean, October 1, 1943

No.572, 626 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean, September 9, 1943

No.583, lost in Mediterranean, November 4, 1943

No.589, destroyed to avoid capture, Mediterranean, June 16, 1944

No.609, abandoned after damage by weather off Ostend, Belgium, November 6, 1944

No.618, lost in Mediterranean, October 2, 1943

No.621, lost in Mediterranean, October 7, 1943

No.624, formally paid off, September 8, 1943

No.631, broke back, August 17, 1944

No.689, destroyed by explosion, July 20, 1944

No.757, formally paid off, July 10, 1944

No.789, 839, 1133 (total 3), lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland, November 2, 1944

No.875, sunk by enemy action, June 8, 1944

No.901, broke back, July 24, 1944

No.936, broke back through stress of weather off Lowestoft, E England, October 30, 1944

No.943, sunk, October 1944

No.967, mined, June 13, 1944

No.976, abandoned with broken back, Schelde River area, Belgium, November 7, 1944

No.1022, wrecked through stress of weather off Dungeness, SE England, November 17, 1944

No.1023, damaged beyond economical repair, July 23, 1944

No.1029, blew up, possibly mined, while at anchor off Skegness, E England, January 16, 1944

No.1039, broke back, August 5, 1944

No.1045, broke in two while in tow, English Channel, October 25, 1944

No.1074, mined, English Channel, August 25, 1944

No.1076, broke in two, August 5, 1944

No.1092, broke back while in tow, August 10, 1944

No.1171, sunk off N European Coast, October 23, 1944

No.1238, mined in Rangoon River, Burma, May 2, 1945

Landing craft tank (MkV) LCT (291-311 tons)

No.2006, lost in transit from USA, October 13, 1942

No.2049, 2229, 2307 (total 3, on loan to US Navy), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 6, 1944

No.2054, 2312 (total 2), lost in transit from USA, December 1942

No.2187, lost in transit from USA, November 1942

No.2190, 2192, 2284 (total 3), lost in transit from USA, October 28, 1942

No.2231, lost in LST-79, sunk off Corsica, September 30, 1943

No.2239, 2267, 2344 (total 3), lost in "Vestfold", torpedoed in convoy, N Atlantic, January 17, 1943

No.2281, lost in transit from USA, October 27, 1942

No.2331, broke back, July 1944

No.2335, lost in "Daghild", torpedoed in convoy, N Atlantic, February 7, 1943

No.2341, lost in "Bonneville", torpedoed in convoy, N Atlantic, March 10, 1943

No.2398, lost in "Gorgas", March 1943

No.2461, capsized and sunk by gunfire, Bay of Bengal, November 1944

No.2480, lost in "Fort Lamy", torpedoed in convoy, N Atlantic, March 8, 1943

No.2498, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

Landing craft tank (Armoured) (MkV) LCT (290-295 tons)

No.2039, cause and place unknown, June 1944

No.2263, cause and place unknown, July 15, 1944

No.2273, 2301, 2402 (total 3, on loan to US Navy), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.2428, lost in Operation Neptune. Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.2454, ran ashore in Lyme Bay, English Channel, in heavy gale, wrecked, October 13, 1944

 

Landing Craft Flak, Gun & Rocket

Landing craft flak (MkII) LCF (500-550 tons)

No.1, blew up and sank, Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, August 17, 1944

No.2, lost in Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942

No.13, bombed off Pantellaria, Central Mediterranean. Total wreck, June 12, 1943

No.15, mined in Convoy, Operation Brassard, Elba landings. Date given as 16th-17th, June 17, 1944

Landing craft flak (MkIV) LCF (500-510 tons)

No.31, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France. Date reported, September 5, 1944

No.37, 38 (total 2), lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren landings, Holland, November 1, 1944

Landing craft gun (Large) (MkIII) LCG(L) (500-627 tons)

No.I, 2 (total 2, 500t each), lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland, November 2, 1944

No.15 (627 tons), lost off Milford Haven, SW Wales, in heavy weather, April 25, 1943

No.16 (627 tons), lost off Milford Haven, SW Wales, in heavy weather, April 26, 1943

No.764, 831, 1062 (total 3, 530t each), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, July-August 1944

Landing craft gun (Medium) (MkIII) LCG(M) (381 tons)

No.101, 102 (total 2), lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland, November 1, 1944

Landing craft tank (Rocket) LCT(R) (600 tons)

No.457, mined off Ostend, Belgium, November 5, 1944

Landing craft support (Large) (MkI) LCS(L) (23 tons)

No.201, lost in collision, English Channel, September 1943

Landing craft support (Large) (MkII) LCS(L) (112 tons) – gun support

No.252, 256, 258 (total 3), lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland, November 1, 1944

 

LANDING CRAFT, MINOR - CARRIED BY LANDING SHIPS

including:

LCA, Landing Craft Assault – able to carry 35 troops

Landing craft assault LCA (11-13.5 tons)

No.1, 2 (total 2), lost in Home waters June 14, 1940

No.4, 18 (total 2), lost in SS Clan Macalister, sunk by aircraft at Dunkirk May 29, 1940

No.6, cause and place unknown. Date loss reported July, 1940

No.8, 15 (total 2), lost at Dunkirk May 31, 1940

No.11, 14 (total 2), lost in Home waters June 9, 1940

No.16, sunk by aircraft at Dunkirk May 29, 1940

No.28, lost during evacuation of Crete, May, 1941

No.31, 32, 38, 39, 45, 48, 40, 51, 60, 63, 64, 75, 79-81, 87, 105, 113 (total 18), lost in Middle East. Date reported, August, 1941

No.33, 56, 146 (total 3), lost in E Indies. Date reported, June 1944

No.35, 55, 128, 135, 153, 167, 169, 176, 187-189, 218, 219, 222, 227, 235, 239, 244, 245, 259-261, 266, 269, 271, 286, 287, 301, 307, 309, 330, 321, 375, 423, 436, 447, 451(total 37), lost in Operation Torch, N Africa. Date approximate, November 1942

No.37 52, 92, 94. 97, 102, 192, 209, 214, 215, 237, 247, 251, 262, 284, 314, 317 (total 17), lost in Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942

No.54, lost in E Indies. Date reported, July 1944

No.59, 69 (total 2), lost Bombay area, June 15, 1944

No.70, lost in Middle East, 1941

No.78, lost in tow from Algiers to Djedjelli. Date reported, June 1943

No.107, sunk, June 6, 1944

No.119, sunk in home waters. Date reported), July, 1941

No.121, cause and place unknown, December 24, 1941

No.130, destroyed by fire at Marve. Date reported, May 1944

No.138, lost in Home Waters, June 1942

No.149, lost in India, November 16, 1944

No.166, lost in Home Waters, April 10, 1942

No.171, 208, 279, 289, 303, 320, 337, 339, 341, 349, 350, 352, 360, 367, 383, 387, 401, 409. 418, 424, 431, 434, 442, 458, 462, 463, 476, 48.5, 494, 496, 503, 509, 318-520,522, 525, 530, 535, 540, 566, 579, 581, 584, 586, 588-590, 592-594, 611, 613, 623, 637, 642, 649-652, 655, 661, 664, 665, 673, 683, 691, 692, 704, 705, 710, 717, 721, 722, 729, 731, 738, 748, 750, 768, 775, 779, 780, 788, 791, 792, 795-797,803, 808-810, 812, 814, 815, 821, 825, 827, 835, 849, 853, 857, 859, 860, 867, 869-871, 879, 881, 886, 900, 903, 911, 913, 914, 918-920, 929, 933, 946, 949, 958, 978, 984, 998-1000, 1005, 1008, 1013, 1016, 1021, 1024, 1026-1028, 1034, 1050, 1057/1059, 1063, 1068, 1069, 1074, 1082, 1086, 1088, 1091, 1093, 1096, 1129, 1131, 1132, 1137, 1138, 1143, 1144, 1146, 1149-1151,1155, 1156, 1213, 1215, 1216, 1251-1253, 1256, 1338-1341, 1343, 1372, 1379, 1381/1383 (total 184), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June-July 1944

No.182, cause and place unknown. Date reported, June 1944

No.193, lost during fall of Tobruk, June 20, 1942

No.196, lost by enemy action, July 1942

No.211, lost in Home Waters, April 1942

No.212, 316. 505, 545 (total 4), lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, November 1943

No.222, 312 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, June 1943

No.226, 254, 347, 440, 487, 696, 753 (total 7), cause and place unknown, 1944

No.248, 400 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean, July 1, 1944

No.272, lost in Mediterranean, April 1943

No.323, 394, 428, 697 (total 4), lost in Operation Shingle, Anzio Landings, W Italy. Date approximate, January 1944

No.326, lost in Mediterranean, 1944

No.364, 382, 398, 417, 433, 459, 492, 526, 573, 761 (total 10), cause and place unknown. Date reported, May 1944

No.446, lost in heavy weather in Mediterranean, August 29, 1943

No.551, lost in heavy weather, River Blackwater, Essex, SE England, November 7, 1944

No.552, wrecked during exercises off E Scotland, February 9, 1944

No.553, sunk in collision off Southampton, December 2, 1943

No.577, 625 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, September 1944

No.614, lost in heavy weather, English Channel, November 29, 1944

No.645, 646 (total 2), lost in heavy weather, English Channel, December 21, 1943

No.675, lost during gale at Salerno, September 24, 1943

No.713, 725, 817, 831, 843, 1018, 1030, 1079, 1125, 1260 (total 10), lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland. Date given as, November 2nd-5th, 1944

No.723, broke adrift from Hopetoun II, Port Edgar. Date approximate, December 1943

No.726, 908 (total 2), lost in Home Waters, March 1, 1944

No.783. 790, 865 (total 3), lost in Home Waters off E Scotland. Date reported, January 19, 1944

No.813, lost during exercise in Home Waters, November 29, 1943

No.841, sunk in operations off Holland, April 22, 1945

No.845, became waterlogged and sank during exercises off Leith, E Scotland, January 29, 1944

No.848, 1378 (total 2), lost in heavy weather in Home Waters, September 26, 1944

No.1112, 1153 (total 2), presumed lost during 1945, March, 1945

No.1161, lost through heavy weather at Leyte, Philippines, February 26, 1945

No.1188, lost in Solomon Islands, SW Pacific, December 1944

No.1304, lost in heavy weather in Home Waters, July 14, 1944

No.1329, 1591 (total 2), lost overboard from LST off India, August 17, 1945

No.1346, 1396 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean; presumed during 1945. Date reported, April, 1945

No.1393, lost in Operation Overlord, Normandy Landings, N France, July 3, 1944

No.1433, smashed by heavy seas, Admiralty Islands, SW Pacific, March 30, 1945

No.1472, lost at Leyte, Philippines, March 27, 1945

Landing craft assault (Hedgerow) LCA (12 tons)

No.183, 258, 802 (total 3), lost in Mediterranean, July 1, 1944

No.671. 690, 965, 1072 (total 4), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June-July 1944

No.672, 811 (total 2), foundered during exercises off E Scotland, April 2, 1944

No.689, sank in Home Waters, March 13, 1944

Landing craft assault (Obstruction Clearance) LCA (13.5 tons)

No.1211, lost in Home Waters, presumed during 1945. Date reported, May, 1945

Landing craft support (Medium) (MkI) LCS(M) (9-11 tons) – LCA with 4in smoke mortar

No.1, unknown cause, 1941

No.4, 6, 15, 18, 19, 22 (total 6), lost during fall of Tobruk, June 20, 1942

No.9, lost in Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942

No.11, 14 (total 2), lost in Operation Torch, N Africa, November 1942

No.16, lost in India, August 29, 1943

No.17, sunk by enemy action, Mayu River, Burma, April 25, 1943

No.23, lost on patrol, Mayu River, Burma, March 1943

Landing craft support (Medium) (MkII) LCS(M) (12 tons) - LCA with 4in smoke mortar

No.28, lost in Operation Torch, N Africa, November 1942

No.30, lost in operations on Arakan Coast, Burma. Date reported, June, 1945

Landing craft support (Medium) (MkIII) LCS(M) (13.5 tons) - LCA with 4in smoke mortar

No.42, cause and place unknown, August 25, 1944

No.46, lost in Operation Shingle, Anzio Landings, W Italy. Date approximate, January 1944

No.47, cause and place unknown, June 1944

No.49, cause and place unknown, 1944

No.54, cause and place unknown, July 1, 1944

No.59, cause and place unknown. Date reported, May 1944

No.69, sunk during exercises off E Scotland, March 3, 1944

No.75, 76, 80, 81, 83, 91, 99, 101, 103, 108, 114 (total 11), lost in Operation Neptune Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.148, lost in operations on Arakan Coast, Burma. Date reported, June, 1945

Landing craft emergency repair LCER (10 tons)

No.1, 9 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean, October 1943

No.5, 14, 21 (total 3), cause and place unknown. Date reported, May 1944

No.15, cause and place unknown, July 13, 1944

 

LCP, Landing Craft Personnel – able to carry up to 35 troops

Landing craft personnel (Small) LCP(S) (6 tons)

No.1, cause and place unknown, 1944

No.9, driven ashore at Weymouth, S England, April 6, 1944

No.25, 50, 61, 73, 101, 135, 137 (total 7), cause and place unknown. Date reported, May 1944

No.60, wrecked in Azores, January 25, 1944

No.74, lost overboard at Messina, Sicily. Date reported, May 1944

No.76, lost on passage, March 13, 1944

No.116, lost during exercises in Home Waters, December 22, 1943

No.129, lost by fire at Hythe, S England, November 10, 1944

No.136, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.183, wrecked in Mediterranean. Date reported, July 1944

Landing craft personnel (Medium) LCP(M) (7 tons)

No.14, date reported, November 1943

No.17, lost off Isle of Wight, January 5, 1943

Landing craft personnel (Large) LCP(L) (8-11 tons)

No.7, 18 (total 2), lost in Home Waters, October 6, 1944

No.8, 263, 287, 577 (total 4), lost overseas. Date reported, May 1944

No.11, lost on passage from Brest to Cherbourg, January 18, 1945

No.13, 14, 21-23, 40, 51, 121, 132, 139, 170, 175, 176, 187, 189, 197, 199, 208, 272, 280, 282, 285, 286, 289, 309, 312, 528, 556 (total 28), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June-July 1944

No.17, lost by fire at Chittagong, India, January 3, 1943

No.24-27, 38, 82 (total 6), lost in Home waters, 1941

No.29, lost by fire in Middle East, September 15, 1942

No.30, lost in air raid on Liverpool. Date given as December 20th-21st, 1940

No.36, lost by fire at Chittagong, India. Date given as 24th-25th, December 25, 1942

No.42, 45, 8I, 157, 164, 174, 210, 212 (total 8), lost in Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942

No.52, lost by fire, Portsmouth Area, S England, October 11, 1944

No.57, bombed at Tobruk, March 1942

No.59, 71 (total 2), lost through heavy weather while at anchor, Middle East, September 2, 1941

No.63, lost in Middle East. Date reported, August 1941

No.64, lost during fall of Tobruk, June 20, 1942

No.65, lost in bad weather off Alexandria, Egypt, June 30, 1942

No.66, 356, 373 (total 3), lost in Operation Shingle, Operation Anzio. Date approximate, January 1944

No.80, broke adrift during gale in Home Waters, January 15, 1943

No.83, lost by fire at Newhaven, S England, September 2, 1942

No.84, 85, 88, 97, 98, 110, 118, 128, 137, 145, 146, 149, 162, 163, 198, 200, 230/233, 235, 238, 239, 241, 242, 246, 247, 269, 293. 294 (total 30, on loan to US Navy), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, August 9, 1944

No.87, lost in Home Waters, February 25, 1943

No.93, destroyed by fire at Shoreham, S England, July 10, 1942

No.106, wrecked off Tobruk, March 4, 1943

No.107-109 (total 3), lost in home waters in transit from USA, May 1941

No.117, lost in Home Waters, March 1942

No.126, burnt out, August 1943

No.127, 134 (total 2), lost in Operation Infatuate, Walcheren Landings, Holland. Date reported, December 1944

No.133, lost in Schelde River Area, Belgium, November 5, 1944

No.136, caught fire and blew up during exercises off Southampton, S England, December 8, 1943

No.138, 507, 543, 544, 550, 560, 562, 565, 566, 568, 573, 575, 576, 759 (total 14), lost in Operation Torch, N Africa, November 1942

No.152, wrecked during exercises in Home Waters, February 24, 1944

No.180-185 (total 6), lost at Singapore, February 1942

No.193, 194 (total 2), lost overboard through heavy weather in Home waters, December 1941

No.203-206 (total 4), lost at Sourabaya, Java (in January 1943?), January 1943

No.209, lost in Seaford Bay, S England, November 6, 1942

No.229, 298/300, 303/305, 308, 310 (total 9), lost in Home Waters, July 1944

No.267, sunk by mine off Cherbourg, N France, July 8, 1944

No.276, 277 (total 2), lost in transit, March 1943

No.302, wrecked E of Ostend, Belgium, November 5, 1944

No.316, sunk at Bombay, September 12, 1943

No.323, destroyed in explosion at Bombay, April 14, 1944

No.325, sunk at Bombay, September 4, 1943

No.344, 378 (total 2), sunk at Akyab, Burma, May 29, 1945

No.348, destroyed by fire in India, September 15, 1944

No.360, 367 (total 2), lost during exercises at Mandapam, India. Date reported, April 1944

No.540, 760 (total 2), lost overseas, presumed during 1944, 1944

No.541, lost off Isle of Wight, S England. Date given as 28th-29th, February 29, 1944

No.764, lost in Home Waters, March 18, 1945

Landing craft personnel (MkII) LCP (3.8 tons)

No.1110, 1121 (total 2), lost in Aegean operations, May 1945

No.1113, damaged in gale at Maddalena, Sardinia and written off. Date reported, June 1945

Landing craft personnel (Ramped) LCP(R) (9-11 tons)

No.578, lost at Inveraray, W Scotland, December 13, 1942

No.584, sunk in Home Waters, May 1944

No.603, 620, 629, 721, 783, 794, 837, 850, 858, 901,909, 1009, 1029, 1036 (total 14), lost in Operation Torch, N. Africa. Date approximate, November 1942

No.613, 661, 1035 (total 3), lost overboard from "Hilary", December 22, 1943

No.614, 634, 663, 824, 844, 912. 913, 995 (total 8), lost overseas. Date reported, May 1944

No.616, broke adrift and badly holed in Home Waters, January 22, 1944

No.617, sunk in Home Waters, September 15, 1942

No.622, sunk in Home Waters, September 24, 1942

No.640, 735, 978, 982, 987, 989, 991, 993, 1023 (total 9), lost overseas, presumed during 1944, 1944

No.643, lost at Naples, Italy. Date approximate, May 1944

No.652, 669 (total 2), lost in Home Waters, presumed during 1944

No.673, 680, 684, 685, 689, 692, 693, 727 (total 8), lost in "Marietta E", sunk by U-boat in convoy, Indian Ocean, March 4, 1943

No.683, lost in action off coast of France. Date reported, July 1944

No.707, lost by enemy action in Home Waters, February 22, 1945

No.723, lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, June 1944

No.738, lost during storm in Mediterranean, April 9, 1945

No.753, 771, 795 (total 3), lost during beaching exercises in Home Waters, December 19, 1943

No.769, lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, June 1943

No.780, 782 (total 2), lost in "Sembilan", sunk by U-boat, Indian Ocean, April 17, 1943

No.781, lost in collision, Home Waters, February 14, 1944

No.805, 806 (total 2), cause and place unknown. Date reported, November 1944

No.832, lost in tow in Mediterranean. Date reported, June 1945

No.840, lost by enemy action in Home Waters, March 28, 1945

No.854, cause and place unknown. Date reported, June 1944

No.866, destroyed by fire at Bombay, April 14, 1944

No.867, wrecked at Mandapam, S India across from Ceylon, June 1944

No.879, wrecked at Bombay, September 12, 1943

No.894, 896 (total 2), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.895, damaged and sunk, Portsmouth area, S England, June 1944

No.905, lost in bad weather in Home Waters, June 19, 1944

No.965, lost in tow in Mediterranean. Date reported, July 1945

No.966, damaged en route to Anzio, W Italy. Date reported, June 1944

No.970, lost in Home Waters. Date reported, June 1944

No.971, lost in collision in Home Waters, July 28, 1944

No.979, lost when in use as ship's boat in Eastern Theatre, March 5, 1945

No.999, sunk in gale in Home Waters, September 26, 1944

No.1008, damaged and sunk in heavy weather in Home Waters, August 1942

No.1011, lost in collision in Home Waters, October 21, 1944

No.1012, sunk in collision in Home Waters, August 1942

No.1018, lost in Scheldt area, Holland, January 26, 1945

No.1019, sunk during heavy weather in Salerno Bay, Italy, September 28, 1943

No.1026, sunk in Mediterranean, March 23, 1944

Landing craft personnel (Survey) LCP(Survey) (9 tons)

No.154, cause and place unknown. Date reported, July 1944

 

LCV and LCV(P), Landing Craft Vehicle (and Personnel) – able to carry 36 troops or 3t vehicle

Landing craft vehicle LCV (10-11 tons)

No.579, lost at Inverary, W Scotland, December 13, 1942

No.584, sunk off Inellan, W Scotland, March 15, 1943

No.597, lost in Home Waters, September 12, 1942

No.719, cause and place unknown, June 1944

No.752, 754 (total 2), lost in "Fidelity", sunk N Atlantic, December 30, 1942

No.798, lost in Home Waters, September 25, 1942

No.801, broke adrift and holed, Portsmouth area, S England, October 18, 1944

No.802, lost in tow in Home Waters, August 2, 1945

No.814, lost in Home Waters, January 30, 1945

No.825, blew up during exercise off W Scotland. Date given as May 21st-22nd, 1943

No.894, lost on service with Royal Army Service Corps, CTC, Rothesay, Scotland. Date reported, February 1944

Landing craft vehicle (Personnel) LCV(P) (10.5-13.5 tons)

No.1016, 1029, 1031, 1033, 1044-1046, 1049,1054, 1056, 1062, 1065, 1084, 1088, 1093, 1098, 1101, 1102, 1104, 1106, 1111, 1114, 1117, 1120-1122, 1124, 1129, 1132, 1133, 1139, 1146, 1153, 1155, 1157, 1159, 1165, 1170-1172, 1184, 1188, 1201, 1204, 1211, 1216, 1218, 1242, 1245, 1246, 1248, 1249, 1251, 1255, 1260, 1262, 1264 (total 57), June, lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France. Date approximate, June 1944

No.1040, capsized off Newhaven, S England after engine room flooding, November 1, 1943

No.1066, lost during exercises, Richborough area, Kent, SE England, February 1944

No.1103, abandoned at Chichester, S England, November 20, 1944

No.1129, sank, Portsmouth area, S England, November 25, 1944

No.1167, lost, Channel Islands, English Channel, July 15, 1945

No.1191, cause and place unknown, January 1945

No.1228, lost in Home Waters, November 27, 1944

No.1288, lost in Home Waters, July 13, 1944

No.1358, lost by stranding, E Mediterranean, April 1945

 

LCM, Landing Craft Mechanised (30-37 tons) – able to carry one 16t-40t tank or 60-100 troops

Landing craft mechanised (MkI) LCM

No.1, sunk in home waters, 1941

No.10, 11, 14, 15, 18-20 (total 7), presumed lost during operations at Narvik, Norway between May 6th and 27th, 1940 (Note: with thanks to Russell J Atkinson (26 Nov 2010) - Bernard Fergusson "The Watery Maze", The London Gazette "Operations in Norway" and LEH Maund "Assault from the Sea" all state that only one LCM(1) was used in the 1940 Narvik operations, namely "MLC20" a 1938 Thornycroft design. The other tank landing craft were 1926-1929 designed MLC (Motor Landing Craft) designed by J. Samuel White Company. Six of them were used in total.)

No.12, 22 (total 2), abandoned at Dunkirk June 2, 1940

No.17, abandoned at Dunkirk June 3, 1940

No.23-25, 34, 45 (total 5), lost in Middle East, August 1942

No.26, sunk in Mediterranean, off Libya, January 2, 1943

No.31, lost in Home Waters. Date reported, October 1942

No.32, 55, 67, 95, 96, 103, 107, 108 (total 8), lost in Middle East. Date reported, August 1941

No.33, damaged beyond repair in Home Waters, December 20, 1943

No.38, lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, April 1942

No.46, capsized and sank, E. Indies, May 5, 1942

No.51, 53 (total 2), lost in Middle East, March 1942

No.56, lost in Operation Jubilee, Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942

No.58, sunk in Mediterranean, off Libya, January 25, 1943

No.61, sunk in Benghazi Harbour through heavy weather, February 8, 1943

No.63-65, 69, 72, 73, 190, 147, 153, 161, 169, 186 (total 12), lost in Operation Torch, N. Africa, November 1942

No.76, lost in E Indies. Date reported, March 1944

No.80, stranded off Benghazi. Total loss, February 6, 1943

No.82, 97 (total 2), lost in Middle East, August 9, 1941

No.84, 90, 93, 119, 122, 135, 137 (total 7), lost in Middle East, June 1942

No.89 Believed lost in tow en route to Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), October 22, 1942

No.91, lost in E Indies. Date reported, June 1944

No.98, lost by enemy action in Benghazi area, December 6, 1942

No.106, lost at Crete, May 1941

No.110, 113, 145, 146, 148 (total 5), lost during fall of Tobruk, June 20, 1942

No.127, 128, 165, 168, 180, 191, 203, 216, 226, 229, 231, 241, 251, 281, 316, 319, 330, 335, 337, 338, 345, 346, 348, 355, 357, 377, 382, 383, 408, 409, 419, 421, 425, 443, 444, 466 (total 36), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June-July 1944

No.131, 182, 183, 207, 209 (total 5), lost in E Indies. Date reported, May 1944

No.136, cause and place unknown. Date reported, February 1945

No.138, lost, English Channel, July 7, 1944

No.139, lost through heavy weather in Middle East, November 20, 1942

No.140, lost in Middle East, July 1942

No.181, lost in Azores,. Date reported, November 1943

No.192, 234, 254, 279, 282, 327, 329, 367 (total 8), lost in Home Waters. Date reported, February 1944

No.212, 215, 218, 219, 243, 272, 277, 285, 288, 324 (total 10), lost overseas. Date reported, May 1944

No.232, lost in Mediterranean. Date approximate, October 1943

No.263, wrecked on beach, Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, September 11, 1944

No.270, 339, 359, 422 (total 4), lost from "Asa Lothrop". Date reported, February 1945

No.295, lost overseas, June 1944

No.340, 424 (total 2), lost overboard from "John L Manson" in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, SW England, November 19, 1944

No.354, 493 (total 2), lost in operations on Arakan Coast, Burma. Date reported, June 1945

Landing craft mechanised (MkIII) LCM (52 tons)

No.501, 510, 516 (total 3), lost in Middle East, August 1942

No.508, 509, 519, 522, 523, 532, 537, 547, 620 (total 9), lost in "Southern Empress", torpedoed in convoy, N Atlantic, October 14, 1942

No.518, 520, 528, 539, 543. 551, 555, 556, 558, 564, 567, 569, 571, 572, 574, 581, 584, 590, 592, 593, 595, 596, 606, 609, 624, 635 (total 26), lost in Operation Torch, N Africa, November 1942

No.525, 559, 591, 650, 907 (total 5), lost overseas, presumed during 1944

No.527, 534, 540, 588, 1029, 1045, 1071, 1083, 1123, 1171, 1205 (total 11), lost overseas. Date reported, May 1944

No.531, 535, 568, 587, 627, 628, 631, 641, 908, 929, 1053.1059,1062, 1088, 1098, 1108, 1120, 1127, 1128, 1139, 1145, 1146, 1161, 1175, 1189, 1197, 1200, 1207, 1208, 1212, 1220, 1221, 1227, 1232, 1233, 1240, 1244, 1278, 1282, 1293, 1297, 1397 (total 42), lost in Operation Neptune, Normandy Landings, N France, June-July 1944

No.545, 938, 1044 (total 3), lost in Mediterranean. Date approximate, October 1943

No.577, lost in Operation Overlord, Normandy Landings, N France, June 1944

No.583, lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, November 1943

No.611, 613, 632-634, 636 (total 6), lost in "Empire Tarpon", off N.W. Scotland, October 14, 1942

No.618, 640 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean, August 9, 1944

No.623, 910, 930, 1022, 1064, 1173, 204 (total 7), lost in Operation Shingle, Anzio Landings, W Italy. Date approximate, January 1944

No.1011, lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, March 1945

No.1092, cause and place unknown. Date reported, June 1945

No.1101 (52t each), wrecked near Aden, en route to India, November 15, 1944

No.1115, 1130 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, June 1944

No.1131, lost in Arromanches Area, Normandy, January 23, 1945

No.1165,1182 (total 2), lost in Home Waters. Date approximate, October 1943

No.1185, lost, presumed during 1945. Date reported, July 1945

No.1313, 1314, 1373, 1378 (total 4), lost on passage from USA to India. Date reported, April 1944

No.1319,1327 (total 2), lost on Arakan Coast, Burma, April 1945

No.1380, 1381 (total 2), lost in Mediterranean. Date reported, May 1944

 

LANDING BARGES

Landing Barge

BB 150 ton type

No.332, 362 (total 2), sunk by aircraft near Salcombe, S England, September 19, 1942

CC 200 ton type

No.382, cause and place unknown, September 1942

 

Landing Barge, Emergency Repair

200 ton type

No.8, 17, 25-27, 57, 60 (total 7), written off charge as result of damage caused in assault area during gale, Normandy Landings. Date given as 19th-25th, June 25, 1944

No.12, 30, 32-34 (total 5), written off. Date reported, June 1945

 

Landing Barge, Kitchen

No. 8, sank in tow, English Channel, July 31, 1945

 

Landing Barge, Oiler

150 ton type

No.4, cause and place unknown, August 17, 1944

No.10, written off charge as result of damage caused in assault area during gale, Normandy Landings. Date given as 19th-25th, June 25, 1944

No.11, 21, 24, 26, 77, 82, 92, 95 (total 8), written off. Date reported, June 1945

No.17, swamped and sank in Arromanches Harbour during gale, N France, January 20, 1945

No.30, cause and place unknown, August 31, 1944

No.73, cause and place unknown, August 9, 1944

200t type

No.6, cause and place unknown, June 1944

No.13, 37, 63, 69, 88, 96 (total 6), written off. Date reported, June 1945

No.46, 56, 81 (total 3), written off charge as result of damage caused in assault area during gale, Normandy Landings. Date given as June 19th-25th, 1944

No.53, cause and place unknown, August 9, 1944

No.87, cause and place unknown, July 11, 1944

 

Landing Barge, Vehicle (MkI)

150 ton type

No.16, 51 (total 2), lost through stress of weather, June 12, 1944

No.52, cause and place unknown, June-July 1944

No.83, sank in tow, August 19, 1944

No.84, cause and place unknown, June 26, 1944

No.121, 175 (total 2), cause and place unknown, July 1, 1944

No.136, 149, 497 (total 3), cause and place unknown, February 1944

No.154, sank at moorings off Portsmouth, S England, August 14, 1944

No.229, 266 (total 2), cause and place unknown. Date reported, March 1944

No.367, wrecked on passage Dartmouth to Portland, S England, January 17, 1944

 

Landing Barge, Vehicle (MkII)

150 ton type

No.1, 5, 9, 11, 31, 35, 42, 65, 72, 73, 75, 76, 99, 118, 211, 212 (total 16), written off. Date reported, June 1945

No.3, 27, 49, 61, 67, 94, 95, 103, 209, 214 (total 10), written off charge as result of damage caused in assault area during gale, Normandy Landings. Date given as June 19th-25th, 1944

No.16, 20, 51 (total 3), cause and place unknown, June 1944

No.19, 28, 116, 122 (total 4), cause and place unknown, July 29, 1944

200 ton type

No.132, written off, May 29, 1945

No.137,140,157, 170 (total 4), written off. Date reported, June 1945

No.152, written off. Date reported, May 1945

No.172, 176, 206, 232 (total 4), written off charge as result of damage caused in assault area during gale, Normandy Landings. Date given as June 19th-25th, 1944

 

Landing Barge, Water

150t type

No.1, 6 (total 2), written off. Date reported, June 1945

No.7, written off charge as result of damage caused in assault area during gale, Normandy Landings. Date given as June 19th-25th, 1944

No.11, cause and place unknown, September 12, 1944

No.14, cause and place unknown, August 27, 1944

200t type

No.15, written off charge as result of damage caused in assault area during gale, Normandy Landings. Date given as June 19th-25th, 1944

 

Ramped Dumb Barge

100 ton type

No.43, 65 (total 2), cause and place unknown, July 1, 1944

No.83, sank on passage to Sheerness, SE England, May 23, 1944

150 ton type

No.59, sank in Edinburgh Channel, Scotland, November 26, 1945

No.114, written off. Date reported, June 1945

 

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