D-Day, the Normandy Invasion, 6 - 25 June 1944: Sunk and Damaged Craft


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File No.
CTF122/L11
UNITED STATES FLEET
TASK FORCE ONE TWO TWO
 
Serial: 001394   Navy 803
c/o Fleet Post Office,
New York, N.Y.
17 June 1944.

From: Naval Commander Western Task Force.
To: Allied Naval Commander Expeditionary Force.
 
Subject: Report of Sunk and Damaged Ships and Craft.
 
Reference: (a) ANCXF Restricted dispatch 131814B of June.
 
Enclosure: (A) List of Casualties to Ships and Craft.

  1. Reference (a) requested information concerning craft casualties on the far shore. To clarify the existing reports a complete summary of all casualties to ships and craft is submitted as enclosure (A). A similar report will be submitted periodically.
  2. Lost is interpreted to mean ships or craft sunk or so badly damaged as to be not repairable. Some of the damaged craft may ultimately have to be classified as lost.
  3. By copy of this letter, CTF-124, CTF-125, CTF-127, CTF-129, CTG-122.4 and CTG-122.7 are to report by dispatch to this command, changes in status or omisisons in the enclosure.

[signed]
A.G. KIRK.

 


CASUALTIES TO SHIPS AND CRAFT

DESIGNATION NAME REMARKS
 Destroyer CORRY LOST
  GLENNON LOST
  HARDING DAMAGED
  MEREDITH LOST
  NELSON DAMAGED
 
Destroyer Escort RICH LOST
 
Mine Sweeper OSPREY LOST
  TIDE LOST
 
PC [Patrol Craft] 1261 LOST
 
YMS [District Motor Mine Sweeper] 406 DAMAGED
 
MS [Minesweeper] KELLETT DAMAGED
  TADOUSSAC DAMAGED
 
MMS [Motor Minesweeper]  229 LOST
 
PT [Motor Torpedo Boat]  505 DAMAGED
 
AP [Transport] SUSAN B. ANTHONY LOST
 
TRAWLER HMS MINSTER LOST
 
TUG PARTRIDGE LOST
 
DAN LAYER PETERHEAD LOST
 
LCC [Landing Craft, Control] 80 DAMAGED
 
LST [Landing Ship, Tank] 25 DAMAGED
  314 LOST
  375 DAMAGED
  376 LOST
  496 LOST
  499 LOST
  536 DAMAGED
  543 DAMAGED
 
LCI (L) [Landing Craft Infantry, Large] 83 DAMAGED
85 LOST
  87 DAMAGED
  88 LOST
  91 LOST
  92 LOST
  93 LOST
  209 DAMAGED
  212 DAMAGED
  219 LOST
  232 LOST
  416 LOST
  497 DAMAGED
  553 LOST
 
LCF [Landing Craft,Flak] 31 LOST
 
LCT (4) [Landing Craft, Tank] 690 DAMAGED
  875 LOST
  921 DAMAGED
  967 LOST
  1035 DAMAGED
  1037 DAMAGED
  1124 DAMAGED
 
LCT (5) [Landing Craft, Tank (Mark V) 20 DAMAGED
  25 LOST
  27 LOST
  29 DAMAGED
  30 LOST
  149 DAMAGED
  197 DAMAGED
  200 DAMAGED
  201 DAMAGED
  210 DAMAGED
  213 DAMAGED
  332 LOST
  294 LOST
  305 LOST
  362 LOST
  364 LOST
  458 LOST
  460 DAMAGED
  486 LOST
  397 DAMAGED
  2049 LOST
  2053 LOST
  2287 DAMAGED
  2297 DAMAGED
  2307 LOST
  2425 DAMAGED
  2485 DAMAGED
  2498 LOST
 
LCT(6) [Landing Craft, Tank (Mark VI]  515 DAMAGED
  522 DAMAGED
  524 DAMAGED
  527 DAMAGED
  528 DAMAGED
  538 DAMAGED
  540 LOST
  541 DAMAGED
  543 DAMAGED
  555 DAMAGED
  516 DAMAGED
  572 DAMAGED
  581 DAMAGED
  593 LOST
  597 LOST
  612 DAMAGED
  637 DAMAGED
  650 DAMAGED
  665 LOST
  703 LOST
  711 LOST
  714 LOST
  715 DAMAGED
  767 DAMAGED
  777 LOST
  856 LOST
 
LCT(A) [Landing Craft, Tank 2008 DAMAGED
  2037 DAMAGED
  2043 DAMAGED
  2124 DAMAGED
  2227 DAMAGED
  2273 DAMAGED
  2275 DAMAGED
  2402 DAMAGED
 
LCM(3) [Landing Craft, Mechnized, Mark III  8 LOST ON OMAHA
 
LCS(S) [Landing Craft,  Support, (small)] 1 LOST ON OMAHA
 
 LCVP [Landing Craft,  Vehicle and Personnel] 26 LOST ON UTAH
55 LOST ON OMAHA
 
LCA [Landing Craft,  Assault] 17 LOST ON UTAH
 
SEAPLANE TENDER HM SEAPLANE TENDER 350 LOST
 
LCP(L) SMOKERS    7 LOST ON UTAH

Please Note: The Above list of operational losses at Normandy was prepared prior to the strong storm which struck the invasion beaches at midnight of 18-19 June and abated on 22 June. Strong winds, powerful waves, heavy surf and high tides damaged or sank numerous vessels, in particular, small craft. These losses were not combat losses, though they occurred during the invasion period. Although we have not located a complete list of vessels sunk or damage in the storm, such a list may exist within Navy records relating to the invasion located at the Modern Military Branch, National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740.


Source: Task Force One Two Two, Serial 001394 of 17 June 1944, World War II Command File, Operational Archives Branch, Naval History & Heritage Command, Washington DC.