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U.S. Navy Ships: Sunk & Damaged in Action during the Korean Conflict (Partial)

Sunk in action ( 5 ships):

USS Magpie (AMS-25) blew up after striking a mine, 21 missing in action and 12 survivors, 29 September 1950.

USS Pirate (AM-275) sunk after striking a mine at Wonsan, North Korea, 12 October 1950.

USS Pledge (AM-277) sunk after striking a mine at Wonsan, North Korea, 12 October 1950.


USS Partridge (AMS-31) sunk after striking a mine, 8 killed, 6 seriously wounded, 2 February 1951.

USS Sarsi (ATF-111) sunk after striking a mine at Hungnam, North Korea, 2 killed, 27 August 1952.

Damaged in action ( 87 incidents):

USS Collett (DD-730) damaged by 7 hits with 5 wounded, 13 September 1950

USS Gurke (DD-783) minor damage from 3 hits, no casualties, 13 September 1950

USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) 2 near misses caused 1 killed and 1 wounded, 13 September 1950.

USS Brush (DD-745) damaged after striking a mine at Tanchon, North Korea, 9 killed and 10 wounded, 26 September 1950.

USS Mansfield (DD-728) damaged after striking a mine, 5 missing and 48 wounded, 30 September 1950.

USS Charles S. Perry (DD-697) damaged by 3 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 23 December 1950.

USS Ozbourn (DD-846) damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 23 December 1950.

USS Walke (DD-723) extensively damaged after striking a mine off the east coast of Korea, 61 casualties, 12 June 1951.

USS Thompson (DMS-38) extensively damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 3 killed and 4 wounded, 14 June 1951.

USS Hoquiam (PF-5) slightly damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 1 casualty, 7 May 1951.

USS New Jersey (BB-62) slightly damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 4 casualties, 20 May 1951.

USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 8 casualties, 22 May 1951.

USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) slightly damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 4 casualties, 18 June 1951.

USS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 28 June 1951.

USS Everett (PF-8) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 8 casualties, 3 July 1951
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USS Helena (CA-75) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 31 July 1951 .

USS Dextrous (AM-341) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 1 killed and 3 wounded, 11 August 1951.

USS William Seiverling (DE-441) fireroom flooded after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 8 September 1951.

USS Heron (AMS-18) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 10 September 1951.

USS Redstart (AM-378) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 10 September 1951.

USS Firecrest (AMS-10) slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, no casualties, 5 October 1951.

USS Ernest G. Small (DDR-838) extensive damage after striking a mine off the East coast of North Korea, 27 casualties, 7 October 1951.

USS Renshaw (DDE-499) slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 1 casualty, 11 October 1951.

USS Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) moderate damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, 3 casualties, 17 October 1951.

USS Helena (CA-75) - slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, 4 casualties, 23 October 1951.

USS Osprey (AMS-28) considerable damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 1 casualty, 29 October 1951.

USS Gloucester (PF-22) light damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hongwon, North Korea, 12 casualties, 11 November 1951.

USS Hyman (DD-732) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 23 November 1951.

USS Crook County (LST-611) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery, no casualties, 22 December 1951.

USS Dextrous (AM-341) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 3 casualties, 11 January 1952.

USS Porterfield (DD-682) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Sokto, North Korea, no casualties, 3 February 1952.

USS Endicott (DMS-35) minor damage after 2 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 4 February 1952.

USS Rowan (DD-782) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, no casualties, 22 February 1952.

USS Shelton (DD-790) moderate damage after 3 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 15 casualties, 22 February 1952.

USS Henderson (DD-785) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, no casualties, 23 February 1952.

USS Wisconsin (BB-64) insignificant damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 3 casualties, 16 March 1952.

USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887) moderate damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 5 casualties, 24 March 1952.

USS Endicott (DMS-35) insignificant damage after being hit by a shore battery at Chongjin, North Korea, no casualties, 7 April 1952.

USS Endicott (DMS-35) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 19 April 1952.

USS Osprey (AMS-28) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 24 April 1952.

USS Cabildo (LSD-16) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 26 April 1952.

USS Laffey (DD-724) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 30 April 1952.

USS Maddox (DD-731) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 30 April 1952.

USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 2 May 1952.

USS James C. Owens (DD-776) considerable damage after 6 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 10 casualties, 7 May 1952.

USS Herbert J. Thomas (DDR-833) superficial damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 12 May 1952.

USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, 2 casualties, 14 May 1952.

USS Cabildo (LSD-16) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 25 May 1952.

USS Swallow (AMS-26) slight damage after 3 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 25 May 1952.

USS Murrelet (AM-372) slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 26 May 1952.

USS Firecrest (AMS-10) minor damage after hits from machine gun mounts. No casualties, 30 May 1952.

USS Buck (DD-761) motor launch damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Kojo, North Korea, 2 casualties, 13 June 1952.

USS Orleck (DD-886) minor damage 1 hit after receiving 50 rounds of 75 mm, 4 casualties, 13 June 1952.

USS Southerland (DDR-743) minor damage after 4 hits from shore batteries, 8 casualties, 14 July 1952

USS John R. Pierce (DD-753) moderate damage after 7 hits from a shore battery at Tanchon, North Korea, 10 casualties, 6 August 1952.

USS Barton (DD-722) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 10 August 1952.

USS Grapple (ARS-7) minor damage after 1 hit below the waterline from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 12 August 1952.

USS Thompson (DMS-38) minor damage in the vicinity of the bridge after an air burst and near misses from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 13 casualties, 20 August 1952.

USS Competent (AM-316) superficial damage and lost sweep gear after a shrapnel near miss from a shore battery at Pkg. 4-5, no casualties, 27 August 1952.

USS McDermut (DD-677) superficial damage after receiving 60 rounds at 3,700 yards while at Pkg 4-5, no casualties, 27 August 1952.

USS Agerholm (DD-826) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at the Kangsong, North Korea area bombline, 1 casualty, 1 September 1952.

USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) slight damage from near misses, after receiving 69 rounds, from a shore battery at Tanchon, North Korea, no casualties, 8 September 1952.

USS Barton (DD-722) major damage after striking a mine 90 miles east of Wonsan, North Korea, 11 casualties, 16 September 1952.

USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752) moderate damage from 5 hits and 7 air bursts. Received 150 rounds of 105 mm from 3 guns. First round was a direct hit at a initial range of 3,500 yards. 8 casualties, 19 September 1952.

USS Perkins (DDR-877) superficial damage after being straddled by 5 rounds, from a shore battery at range of 5,000 yards, at Kojo, North Korea. The ship was sprayed with shrapnel from 2 near misses, 18 casualties, 13 October 1952.

USS Osprey (AMS-28) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Kojo, North Korea, 4 casualties, 14 October 1952.

USS Lewis (DE-535) moderate damage from 2 hits after receiving 50 rounds from 4-6 guns at Wonsan, North Korea, 8 casualties, 21 October 1952.

USS Mansfield (DD-728) minor shrapnel damage after receiving 40 rounds from 4 guns. The suspected radar controlled guns straddled the ship at a range of 4,300-8,000 yards. No casualties, 28 October 1952.

USS Uhlmann (DD-687) minor damage from 3 hits after receiving 160 rounds from a shore battery, 13 casualties, 3 November 1952.

USS Kite (AMS-22) 1 small boat destroyed by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 5 casualties, 19 November 1952.

USS Thompson (DMS-38) minor damage from 1 hit after receiving 89 rounds from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 1 casualty, 20 November 1952.

USS Hanna (DE-449) moderate damage from 1 hit after receiving 60 rounds from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 1 casualty, 24 November 1952.

USS Halsey Powell (DD-686) whaleboat damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Hwa-do, North Korea, 2 casualties, 6 February 1953.

USS Gull (AMS-16) minor damage from 1 hit after receiving 60 rounds at a range of 5,400-10,000 yards while at Pkg 2, 2 casualties, 16 March 1953.

USS Taussig (DD-746) slight damage from 1 hit after receiving 45 rounds at a range of 6,400-10,000 yards, 1 casualty, 17 March 1953.

USS Los Angeles (CA-135) slight damage from 1 hit after receiving 40 rounds of 105 mm at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 27 March 1953.

USS Los Angeles (CA-135) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 13 casualties, 2 April 1953.

USS Maddox (DD-731) slight damage from 1-76 mm hit after receiving 209 rounds of heavy fire from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 3 casualties, 16 April 1953.

USS James E. Kyes (DD-787) slight damage from 1 hit after receiving 60 rounds of 155 mm at a range of 8,000-12,000 yards from a shore battery near Wonsan, North Korea, 9 casualties, 19 April 1953.

USS Maddox (DD-731) moderate damage from 1 hit from a shore battery at Hodo Pando, North Korea. The ship received 186 rounds of 105 mm and several near misses from 4 guns. No casualties, 2 May 1953.

USS Owen (DD-536) minor damage from 1 hit from a shore battery at Hodo Pando, North Korea. The ship received 100 rounds of 105 mm with 1 near miss and several straddles from 4 guns. No casualties, 2 May 1953.

USS Bremerton (CA-130) superficial damage after 1 near miss from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea. The ship received 18 rounds of 76 mm - 135 mm, 2 casualties, 5 May 1953.

USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747) superficial damage from 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea. The ship received 60 rounds of 90 mm, no casualties, 8 May 1953.

USS Brush (DD-745) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea. The ship received 20 rounds of 76 mm, 9 casualties, 15 May 1953.

USS Swift (AM-122) superficial damage from 1 hit from a shore battery at Yang-do, North Korea. The ship received 30 rounds of 76 mm, 1 casualty, 29 May 1953.

USS Clarion River (LSMR-409) minor damage after 2 hits from a shore battery at Walsa-ri, North Korea. The ship received 30 rounds of 76 mm, 5 casualties, 4 June 1953.

USS Wiltsie (DD-716) superficial damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea. The ship received 35 rounds of 76 mm with several air bursts, no casualties, 11 June 1953.

USS Henderson (DD-785) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 17 June 1953.

USS Irwin (DD-794) minor damage from 1 hit after receiving 90 rounds near Wonsan, North Korea, 5 casualties, 18 June 1953.

USS Rowan (DD-782) moderate damage from 5 hits after receiving 45 rounds of 76-155 mm, at 7,500 yards, near Wonsan, North Korea, 9 casualties, 18 June 1953.

USS Gurke (DD-783) slight damage from 2 hits and shrapnel from 5 near misses after receiving 150 rounds of 76-90 mm, at 6,000 to 11,000 yards, near Songjin, North Korea, 3 casualties, 25 June 1953.

USS Manchester (CL-83) superficial damage after near misses during a 30 minute gun duel with a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 30 June 1953.

USS John W. Thomason (DD-760) minor shrapnel damage after near misses from 150 rounds of 107 mm from a shore battery at Hodo Pando, North Korea, 7 July 1953.

USS Irwin (DD-794) minor damage after 80 rounds of 76 mm air bursts close aboard from a shore battery at Pkg 2, 5 casualties, 8 July 1953.

USS Saint Paul (CA-73) severe underwater damage after one 76-90 mm hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 11 July 1953.

Sources consulted:

Cagle, Malcom W. and Frank A. Manson. The Sea War in Korea. Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1957.

Silverstone, Paul H. US Warships since 1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1987.