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  • 1944

    Landing craft assault LCA No.226, 254, 347, 440, 487, 696, 753 (total 7, 11-13.5t each), cause and place unknown

    Landing craft assault LCA No.326 (11-13.5t), lost in Mediterranean

    Landing craft mechanised (MkIII) LCM No.525, 559, 591, 650, 907 (total 5, 52t each), lost overseas, presumed during 1944.

    Landing craft personnel (Large) LCP(L) No.540, 760 (total 2, 8-11t each), lost overseas, presumed during 1944.

    Landing craft personnel (Ramped) LCP(R) No.640, 735, 978, 982, 987, 989, 991, 993, 1023 (total 9, 9-11t), lost overseas, presumed during 1944.

    Landing craft personnel (Ramped) LCP(R) No.652, 669 (total 2, 9-11t each), lost in Home Waters, presumed during 1944

    Landing craft personnel (Small) LCP(S) No.1 (6t), cause and place unknown

    Landing craft support (Medium) (MkIII) LCS(M) No.49 (13.5t), cause and place unknown

    January 1944

    January - Ferry service vessel SANDVIKHORN (R, 78t nett, 1917), sunk in collision, Londonderry, N Ireland

    January - Landing craft assault LCA No.323, 394, 428, 697 (total 4, 11-13.5t each), lost in Operation Shingle, Anzio landings, W Italy. Date approximate

    January - Landing craft mechanised (MkIII) LCM No.623, 910, 930, 1022, 1064, 1173, 204 (total 7, 52t each), lost in Operation Shingle, Anzio landings, W Italy. Date approximate

    January - Landing craft personnel (Large) LCP(L) No.66, 356, 373 (total 3, 8-11t each), lost in Operation Shingle, Operation Anzio. Date approximate

    January - Landing craft support (Medium) (MkIII) LCS(M) No.46 (13.5t), lost in Operation Shingle, Anzio landings, W Italy. Date approximate

    January 1 - Landing ship tank (Class II) LST No.411 (2,750t, 8/1/43), mined or torpedoed (31st Dec. 1943) on passage from Maddalena to Bastia, Sardinia. Abandoned owing to heavy weather.

    January 6 - Trawler WALLASEA (545t, 31/7/43), sunk by surface craft torpedo off Mounts Bay, Cornwall

    January 7 - Frigate TWEED (1,375t, 28/4/43), sunk by U-boat torpedo, N Atlantic

    January 11 - Drifter NOT MANN (R), cause and place unknown

    January 14 - Naval auxiliary boat SPIDER BOY (14t), cause and place unknown

    January 14 - Tug ADHERENT (700t, 30/3/42), foundered, N Atlantic

    January 16 - Landing craft tank (MkIV) LCT No.1029 (611-640t), blew up, possibly mined, while at anchor off Skegness, E England

    January 17 - Landing barge, vehicle (MkI) No.367 (150t type), wrecked on passage Dartmouth to Portland, S England

    January 19 - Landing craft assault LCA No.783. 790, 865 (total 3, 11-13.5t each), lost in Home Waters off E Scotland. Date reported

    January 22 - Landing craft personnel (Ramped) LCP(R) No.616 (9-11t), broke adrift and badly holed in Home Waters

    January 23 - Destroyer JANUS (1,760t, 5/8/39), sunk by aircraft torpedo off Anzio, W Italy

  • January 25 - Landing craft personnel (Small) LCP(S) No.60 (6t), wrecked in Azores.

    January 25 - Transport vessel EVANGELISTRIA (SAMOS 82, R), constructive total loss

    January 26 - Landing ship tank (Class II) LST No.422 (2,750t, 5/2/43), mined and sunk in Operation Shingle, Anzio landings, W Italy

    January 29 - Collier OLGA E EMBIRICOS (R, 4,677t, 1922), sunk by U-boat ,Gulf of Aden

    January 29 - Cruiser SPARTAN (5,770t, 10/8/43), sunk by aircraft glider-bomb, off Anzio, W Italy

    January 29 - Landing craft assault LCA No.845 (11-13.5t), became waterlogged and sank during exercises off Leith, E Scotland.

    January 29 - Yacht ORACLE (745t), destroyed by fire off Liverpool, NE England

    January 30 - Destroyer HARDY (Leader, 1,730t, 14/8/43), sunk by U-boat torpedo, Barents Sea, Arctic

    January 31 - Trawler PINE (545t, 3/7/40), sunk by E-boat torpedo off Selsey Bill, Sussex

    February 1944

    February - Landing barge, vehicle (MkI) No.136, 149, 497 (total 3, 150t type), cause and place unknown

    February - Landing craft mechanised (MkI) LCM No.192, 234, 254, 279, 282, 327, 329, 367 (total 8, 30-37t each), lost in Home Waters. Date reported

    February - Landing craft tank (MkIII) LCT No.375 (625-640t), sunk in Mediterranean. Date reported

    February - Landing craft vehicle LCV No.894 (10-11t), lost on service with Royal Army Service Corps, CTC, Rothesay, Scotland. Date reported

    February - Special service vessel ALYNBANK (R, 5,157t, 1925), sunk as blockship

    February - Special service vessel EMPIRE TAMAR (6,581t, 1907), sunk as blockship

    February - Special service vessel INGMAN (R, 3,169t, 1907), sunk as blockship

    February - Special service vessel MODLIN (3,569t, 1906), sunk as blockship

    February - Landing craft vehicle (Personnel) LCV(P) No.1066 (10.5-13.5t), lost during exercises, Richborough area, Kent, SE England.

    February - Special service vessel EMPIRE BUNTING (6,448t, 1919), sunk as blockship

    February - Special service vessel EMPIRE DEFIANCE (4,632t, 1909), sunk as blockship

    February - Special service vessel EMPIRE FLAMINGO (5,200t, 1920), sunk as blockship

    February - Special service vessel EMPIRE MOORHEN (5,617t, 1919), sunk as blockship

    February - Special service vessel EMPIRE WATERHEN (6,004t, 1920), sunk as blockship

    February 2 - Landing craft infantry (Small) LCI(S) No.511 (110t), beached at Portslade, Sussex, S England. Total loss.

    February 7 - Special service vessel DOVER HILL (5,815t, 1918), sunk as blockship

    February 7 - Special service vessel FLOWERGATE (5,200t, 1911), sunk as blockship

    February 7 - Submarine, midget/X-Craft X-22 (29.8t, 31/10/43), lost in collision, Pentland Firth, N Scotland

  • February 8 - Special service vessel BECHEVILLE (4,200t, 1924), sunk as blockship

    February 8 - Special service vessel PANOS (4,900t, 1920), sunk as blockship

    February 9 - Landing craft assault LCA No.552 (11-13.5t), wrecked during exercises off E Scotland.

    February 10 - Special service vessel ELSWICK PARK (4,200t, 1920), sunk as blockship

    February 11 - Special service vessel SALTERS GATE (3,900t, 1924), sunk as blockship

    February 13 - Trawler CAP D'ANTIFER (R), sunk by E-boat off Humber, E England

    February 14 - Landing craft personnel (Ramped) LCP(R) No.781 (9-11t), lost in collision, Home Waters

    February 14 - Salvage vessel SALVIKING (1,490t, 27/1/43), sunk by U-boat torpedo, Indian Ocean

    February 15 - Motor launch ML No.210 (on loan to R Norwegian Navy, 75t, 7/4/41), sunk by mine off Dieppe

    February 16 - Landing ship tank (Class II) LST No.418 (2,750t, 1/2/43), sunk after 2 underwater explosions, Operation Shingle, Anzio landings, W Italy

    February 18 - Cruiser PENELOPE (5,270t, 1936), sunk by U-boat , torpedeo, Anzio area, W Italy

    February 18 - Yacht BREDA (1,207t), sunk after collision, Campbeltown Loch, Scotland

    February 20 - Destroyer WARWICK (1,200t, 1918), sunk by U-boat torpedo off W Cornwall, SW England

    February 20 - Landing ship tank (Class II) LST No.305 (2,750t, 7/12/42), sunk by U-boat torpedo during Operation Shingle, Anzio landings, W Italy

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

    February 21 - Drifter LE DUE PAOLE, cause and place unknown

    February 21 - Special service vessel VINLAKE (3,938t, 1913), sunk as blockship

    February 24 - Landing craft personnel (Large) LCP(L) No.152 (8-11t), wrecked during exercises in Home Waters

    February 25 - Destroyer INGLEFIELD (Leader, 1,530t, 1937), sunk by aircraft glider-bomb off Anzio, W Italy

    February 25 - Destroyer MAHRATTA (1,920t, 8/4/43), sunk by U-boat torpedo, Barents Sea, Arctic

    February 26 - Special service vessel LYNGHAUG (2,839t, 1919), sunk as blockship

    February 26 - Special service vessel SIREHEI (3,888t, 1907), sunk as blockship

    February 27 - Motor fishing vessel No.70 (43t, 1/5/43), lost after striking submerged object en route for Casteloriso, Dodecanese

    February 27 - Sloop WOODPECKER (1,350t, 14/12/42), stern blown off (20th) by torpedo. Capsized and sank in tow, N Atlantic

    February 29 - Landing craft personnel (Large) LCP(L) No.541 (8-11t), lost off Isle of Wight, S England. Date given as 28th-29th

    March 1944

    March - Landing barge, vehicle (MkI) No.229, 266 (total 2, 150t type), cause and place unknown. Date reported

    March - Landing craft mechanised (MkI) LCM No.76, lost in E Indies. Date reported

  • March - Motor launch ML No.1380 (40t, 16/9/43), missing in Aegean

    March - Special service vessel EMPIRE TANA (6,148t, 1923), sunk as blockship

    March - Special service vessel GEORGIOS P (4,052t, 1903), sunk as blockship

    March - Special service vessel NJEGOS (R, 4,393t, 1908), sunk as blockship

    March - Special service vessel WINHA (3,391, 1904), sunk as blockship

    March 1 - Frigate GOULD (1,600, 18/9/43), sunk by U-boat torpedo, N Atlantic

    March 1 - Landing craft assault LCA No.726, 908 (total 2, 11-13.5t each), lost in Home Waters.

    March 2 - Landing ship tank (Class II) LST No.362 (2,750t, 23/11/42), sunk by U-boat torpedo, Biscay area

    March 3 - Landing craft support (Medium) (MkIII) LCS(M) No.69 (13.5t), sunk during exercises off E Scotland

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

    March 9 - Corvette ASPHODEL (1,015t, 11/9/40), sunk by U-boat torpedo, N Atlantic

    March 13 - Landing craft assault (Hedgerow) LCA No.689 (12t), sunk in Home Waters.

    March 13 - Landing craft personnel (Small) LCP(S) No.76 (6t), lost on passage.

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

    March 17 - La

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