Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Okinawa Campaign:  Operation Ten-Go:  Damage to U.S. Navy Ships

The U.S. Navy suffered loss and damage to multiple ships during the ten-wave Kamikaze attacks in Operation Ten-Go from April to June 1945.   The dates were:  April 6-7, 12-13, 15-16, 27-28; May 3-4, 10-11, 23-25, 27-29; and June 3-7, 21-22.   These images pertain to U.S. Navy ships under attack or subsequently damaged by the enemy. 

Image:  80-G-343584:  Operation Ten-Go, USS Longshaw (DD-559), May 18, 1945.  Direct hit on Longshaw while aground off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.  Note, USS LCI-354 in the foreground.   View from USS Vincennes (CL-64).  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collection of the National Archives.