US Navy ships sunk in World War II

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Can you name the US Navy ships sunk in World War II?

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Ship TypeShip NameCause
Battleship (BB-39)Sunk during Pearl Harbor raid
Battleship (BB-37)Sunk during Pearl Harbor raid
Aircraft Carrier (CV-8)Torpedoed by aircraft during the Battle of Santa Cruz, October 1942
Aircraft Carrier (CV-2)Torpedoed by aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Aircraft Carrier (CV-7)Torpedoed by Japanese submarine near Guadalcanal, September 1942
Aircraft Carrier (CV-5)Damaged by aircraft bombs during the Battle of Midway, sunk by submarine, June 1942
Aircraft Carrier, Small (CVL-23)Bombed by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
Aircraft Carrier, Escort (CVE-95)Sunk by Kamikaze aircraft off Iwo Jima, February 1945
Aircraft Carrier, Escort (CVE-21)Torpedoed by German submarine northwest of the Canary Islands, May 1944
Aircraft Carrier, Escort (CVE-73)Sunk by warship gunfire during the Battle off Samar (part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf), October 1944
Aircraft Carrier, Escort (CVE-56)Torpedoed by Japanese submarine off the Gilbert Islands, November 1943
Aircraft Carrier, Escort (CVE-79)Sunk by Kamikaze attack south of Mindanao, Philippines, January 1945
Aircraft Carrier, Escort (CVE-63)Sunk by Japanese aircraft during the Battle off Samar, October 1944
Heavy Cruiser (CA-34)Sunk by warship gunfire off Savo, Solomon Islands, August 1942
Heavy Cruiser (CA-29)Torpedoed by aircraft off Rennel, Solomon Islands January 1943
Heavy Cruiser (CA-30)Sunk by gunfire and torpedoes in Sunda Strait, March 1942
Ship TypeShip NameCause
Heavy Cruiser (CA-35)Sunk by submarine in the Philippine Sea after delivering parts for the nuclear bomb 'Little Boy', July 1945. One of the greatest single losses of life in USN history
Heavy Cruiser (CA-26)Torpedoed by Japanese destroyer during the Battle of Tassafaronga, December 1942
Heavy Cruiser (CA-39)Sunk by gunfire and torpedoes off Savo, Solomon Islands, August 1942
Heavy Cruiser (CA-44)Torpedoed by warships off Savo, Solomon Islands, August 1942
Light Cruiser (CL-51)Scuttled after being damaged by warships during the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 1942
Light Cruiser (CL-50)Torpedoed by Japanese warships during the Battle of Kula Gulf, July 1943
Light Cruiser (CL-52)Sunk by Japanese submarine during the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 1942
Destroyer (DD-245)Sunk by German submarine while escorting an Atlantic convoy before the US entered World War II, October 1941
Submarine (SS-332)Sunk by aircraft, last US ship sunk by enemy action in World War II, August 1945
Submarine (SS-306)Sunk by own torpedo, October 1944
Submarine (SS-284)Sunk by own torpedo, March 1944
Gunboat (PG-47/PR-7)Scuttled in Manila Bay; salvaged by the Japanese and renamed Karatsu, sunk by US submarine March 1944
Motor Torpedo BoatCaptained by future President Kennedy; rammed by Japanese destroyer Amagiri, August 1943
Miscellaneous Auxiliary (Training ship) (AG-16), Formerly Battleship (BB-31)Sunk during Pearl Harbor raid
Seaplane Tender (AV-3), Formerly Aircraft Carrier (CV-1)Damaged by Japanese aircraft then sunk by her escorts, February 1942

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