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INDEX TO

U.S. MERCHANT SHIP LOSSES

DURING

THE SECOND WORLD WAR
(BY MONTH)
December 7, 1941 - August 14, 1945
(1,000 Gross Tons or Over)

Edited by Scott T. Price, Historian, U.S. Coast Guard


This list was originally compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard after the end of World War II and is therefore subject to error.  For an updated and complete listing of all U.S. owned merchant ship losses during the Second World War please consult the following reference:

Robert M. Browning, Jr. U.S. Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World War II.   Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996. 

Please note that the linked files are in pdf format.


TOTAL NUMBER OF U.S. MERCHANT VESSELS LOST
December, 1941-July, 1945:                                                                       674

TOTAL OF THESE U.S. MERCHANT VESSELS LOST DUE TO
ENEMY ACTION:                                                                                           535

TOTAL U.S. GROSS MERCHANT TONNAGE LOST
December, 1941-July, 1945:                                                                       4,156,849

TOTAL GROSS TONNAGE LOST DUE TO ENEMY ACTION
(Same dates):                                                                                                3,328,497


LOSSES BY MONTH/YEAR

1941
December

1942
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1943

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1944

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1945

January
February
March
April
May
June
July


 

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