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  • 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.
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Ships Sunk and Damaged in Action during the Korean Conflict (Partial)

  Sunk in action (5 ships):
Ship Name/Hull Number Action/Date
Magpie (AMS-25) reclassified blew up after striking a mine, 21 missing in action and 12 survivors, 29 September 1950.
Pirate (AM-275) sunk after striking a mine at Wonsan, North Korea, 12 October 1950.
Pledge (AM-277) sunk after striking a mine at Wonsan, North Korea, 12 October 1950.
Partridge (AMS-31)reclassified and renamed sunk after striking a mine, 8 killed, 6 seriously wounded, 2 February 1951.
Sarsi (ATF-111)
sunk after striking a mine at Hungnam, North Korea, 2 killed, 27 August 1952.


  Damaged in action (87 incidents):
Ship Name/Hull Number Action/Date
Collett (DD-730) damaged by 7 hits with 5 wounded, 13 September 1950
Gurke (DD-783) minor damage from 3 hits, no casualties, 13 September 1950
Lyman K. Swenson 
(DD-729)
2 near misses caused 1 killed and 1 wounded, 13 September 1950.
Brush (DD-745) damaged after striking a mine at Tanchon, North Korea, 9 killed and 10 wounded, 26 September 1950.
Mansfield (DD-728) damaged after striking a mine, 5 missing and 48 wounded, 30 September 1950.
Charles S. Sperry 
(DD-697)
damaged by 3 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 23 December 1950.
Ozbourn (DD-846) damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 23 December 1950.
Walke (DD-723) extensively damaged after striking a mine off the east coast of Korea, 61 casualties, 12 June 1951.
Thompson
(DMS-38)
redesignated
extensively damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 3 killed and 4 wounded, 14 June 1951.
Hoquiam (PF-5) slightly damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 1 casualty, 7 May 1951.
New Jersey (BB-62) slightly damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 4 casualties, 20 May 1951.
Brinkley Bass 
(DD-887)
minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 8 casualties, 22 May 1951.
Frank E. Evans 
(DD-754)
slightly damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 4 casualties, 18 June 1951.
Henry W. Tucker 
(DDR-875)
superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 28 June 1951.
Everett (PF-8) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 8 casualties, 3 July 1951 .
Helena (CA-75) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 31 July 1951 .
Dextrous (AM-341) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 1 killed and 3 wounded, 11 August 1951.
William Seiverling
(DE-441)
fireroom flooded after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 8 September 1951.
Heron
(AMS-18)
reclassified
superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 10 September 1951.
Redstart (AM-378) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 10 September 1951.
Firecrest
(AMS-10)
reclassified
slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, no casualties, 5 October 1951.
Ernest G. Small (DDR-838) extensive damage after striking a mine off the East coast of North Korea, 27 casualties, 7 October 1951.
Renshaw (DDE-499) slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 1 casualty, 11 October 1951.
Ulvert M. Moore 
(DE-442)
moderate damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, 3 casualties, 17 October 1951.
Helena (CA-75) slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, 4 casualties, 23 October 1951.
Osprey (AMS-28) renamed and redesignated considerable damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 1 casualty, 29 October 1951.
Gloucester (PF-22) light damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hongwon, North Korea, 12 casualties, 11 November 1951.
Hyman (DD-732) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 23 November 1951.
Crook County 
(LST-611)
superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery, no casualties, 22 December 1951.
Dextrous (AM-341) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 3 casualties, 11 January 1952.
Porterfield (DD-682) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Sokto, North Korea, no casualties, 3 February 1952.
Endicott (DMS-35) minor damage after 2 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 4 February 1952.
Rowan (DD-782) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, no casualties, 22 February 1952.
Shelton (DD-790) moderate damage after 3 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 15 casualties, 22 February 1952.
Henderson (DD-785) minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, no casualties, 23 February 1952.
Wisconsin (BB-64) insignificant damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 3 casualties, 16 March 1952.
Brinkley Bass 
(DD-887)
moderate damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 5 casualties, 24 March 1952.
Endicott (DMS-35) insignificant damage after being hit by a shore battery at Chongjin, North Korea, no casualties, 7 April 1952.
Endicott (DMS-35) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 19 April 1952.
Osprey (AMS-28) renamed and redesignated minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 24 April 1952.
Cabildo (LSD-16) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 26 April 1952.
Laffey (DD-724) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 30 April 1952.
Maddox (DD-731) (photos) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 30 April 1952.
Leonard F. Mason 
(DD-852)
superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 2 May 1952.
James C. Owens 
(DD-776)
considerable damage after 6 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, 10 casualties, 7 May 1952.
Herbert J. Thomas 
(DDR-833)
superficial damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 12 May 1952.
Douglas H. Fox 
(DD-779)
minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Hungnam, North Korea, 2 casualties, 14 May 1952.
Cabildo (LSD-16) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 25 May 1952.
Swallow (AMS-26) slight damage after 3 hits from a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 25 May 1952.
Murrelet (AM-372) slight damage after being hit by a shore battery at Songjin, North Korea, no casualties, 26 May 1952.
Firecrest (AMS-10) minor damage after hits from machine gun mounts. No casualties, 30 May 1952.
Buck (DD-761) motor launch damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Kojo, North Korea, 2 casualties, 13 June 1952.
Orleck (DD-886) minor damage 1 hit after receiving 50 rounds of 75 mm, 4 casualties, 13 June 1952.
Southerland 
(DDR-743)
redesignated
minor damage after 4 hits from shore batteries, 8 casualties, 14 July 1952
John R. Pierce 
(DD-753)
moderate damage after 7 hits from a shore battery at Tanchon, North Korea, 10 casualties, 6 August 1952.
Barton (DD-722) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 2 casualties, 10 August 1952.
Grapple (ARS-7) minor damage after 1 hit below the waterline from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, no casualties, 12 August 1952.
Thompson (DMS-38)redesignated 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.
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.
McDermut (DD-677) superficial damage after receiving 60 rounds at 3,700 yards while at Pkg 4-5, no casualties, 27 August 1952.
Agerholm (DD-826) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at the Kangsong, North Korea area bombline, 1 casualty, 1 September 1952.
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.
Barton (DD-722) major damage after striking a mine 90 miles east of Wonsan, North Korea, 11 casualties, 16 September 1952.
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.
Perkins (DDR-877) redesignated 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.
Osprey (AMS-28) renamed and redesignated minor damage after being hit by a shore battery at Kojo, North Korea, 4 casualties, 14 October 1952.
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.
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.
Uhlmann (DD-687) minor damage from 3 hits after receiving 160 rounds from a shore battery, 13 casualties, 3 November 1952.
Kite (AMS-22) re-classified 1 small boat destroyed by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 5 casualties, 19 November 1952.
Thompson (DMS-38) redesignated minor damage from 1 hit after receiving 89 rounds from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 1 casualty, 20 November 1952.
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.
Halsey Powell 
(DD-686)
whaleboat damaged after being hit by a shore battery at Hwa-do, North Korea, 2 casualties, 6 February 1953.
Gull (AMS-16) redesignated 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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles (CA-135) minor damage after 1 hit from a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 13 casualties, 2 April 1953.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Henderson (DD-785) superficial damage after being hit by a shore battery at Wonsan, North Korea, 17 June 1953.
Irwin (DD-794) minor damage from 1 hit after receiving 90 rounds near Wonsan, North Korea, 5 casualties, 18 June 1953.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.

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Published: Tue Oct 31 11:53:28 EDT 2017