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This page is set up to give submarine veterans' organizations accurate and consistent information to use in their memorial events, known as "The Tolling of the Bell."

See also our Submarine Losses - Chronological page.

If the number of men lost shown here disagrees with the number you have seen elsewhere, please see our Discrepancies in Numbers of Lost Submariners page.

The "Number of Men Lost" column includes men from the boat who died as Prisoners of War, and also includes any passengers (civilians, foreign nationals, Army personnel) carried on the vessel at the time of her loss.

A more detailed explanation of each World War II submarine loss, including the most likely cause and an approximate location of the loss (when known), can be found on our Submarines Lost in World War II pages. Additionally, each personal memorial page on this site lists the most likely cause and an approximate location of the loss.

 
Month of Loss Name of Submarine Approximate Date of Loss Number of Men Lost
January

ARGONAUT (APS-1/SS-166)

10 January 1943 102
  SWORDFISH (SS-193) 12 January 1945 89
  S-36 (SS-141) 20 January 1942 0
  S-26 (SS-131) 24 January 1942 46
       
February SCORPION (SS-278) 1 February 1943 77
 

BARBEL (SS-316)

4 February 1945 81
 

SHARK (SS-174)

11 February 1942 59
  AMBERJACK (SS-219) 16 February 1943 72
 

GRAYBACK (SS-208)

26 February 1944 80
 

TROUT (SS-202)

29 February 1944 81
 

 

   
March PERCH (SS-176) 3 March 1942 6
 

GRAMPUS (SS-207)

5 March 1943

71

 

H-1 (SS-28) (ex-Seawolf)

12 March 1920 4
 

TRITON (SS-201)

15 March 1943

74

  KETE (SS-369) 20 March 1945 87
  F-4 (SS-23) (ex-Skate) 25 March 1915 21
  TULLIBEE (SS-284) 26 March 1944 79
  TRIGGER (SS-237) 28 March 1945 89
 

 

   
April PICKEREL (SS-177) 3 April 1943 74
 

SNOOK (SS-279)

9 April 1945 84
 

THRESHER (SSN-593)

10 April 1963 129
  GUDGEON (SS-211) 18 April 1944 79
 

GRENADIER (SS-210)

22 April 1943 4
       
May LAGARTO (SS-371) 4 May 1945 86
 

SCORPION (SSN-589)

22 May 1968 99
 

SQUALUS (SS-192) (later SAILFISH)

23 May 1939

26

 

STICKLEBACK (SS-415)

29 May 1958 0
 

 

   
June

HERRING (SS-233)

1 June 1944 83
  R-12 (SS-89) 12 June 1943 42
  GOLET (SS-361) 14 June 1944 82
  BONEFISH (SS-223) 18 June 1945 85
 

S-27 (SS-132)

19 June 1942 0
  O-9 (SS-70) 20 June 1941 33
       
July S-28 (SS-133) 4 July 1944 49
 

RUNNER (SS-275)

11 July 1943 78
 

ROBALO (SS-273)

26 July 1944 81
  GRUNION (SS-216 ) 30 July 1942 70
  ex-G-2 (SS-27) (ex-Tuna)* 30 July 1919 3
       
August BULLHEAD (SS-332) 6 August 1945 84
  FLIER (SS-250) 13 August 1944 78
  S-39 (SS-144) 13 August 1942 0
  HARDER (SS-257) 24 August 1944 79
 

COCHINO (SS-345)

25 August 1949 1
       
September S-5 (SS-110) 1 September 1920 0
 

GRAYLING (SS-209)

9 September 1943 76
  POMPANO (SS-181) 17 September 1943 77
  S-51 (SS-162) 25 September 1925 33
 

CISCO (SS-290)

28 September 1943 76
 

 

   
October

SEAWOLF (SS-197)

3 October 1944 100
  S-44 (SS-155) 7 October 1943 56
  WAHOO (SS-238) 11 October 1943 80
  DORADO (SS-248) 12 October 1943 77
  ESCOLAR (SS-294) 17 October 1944 82
  SHARK (SS-314) 24 October 1944 87
  DARTER (SS-227) 24 October 1944 0
 

TANG (SS-306)

25 October 1944 78
 

O-5 (SS-66)

28 October 1923 3
       
November ALBACORE (SS-218) 7 November 1944 85
  GROWLER (SS-215) 8 November 1944 86
  SCAMP (SS-277) 16 November 1944 83
  CORVINA (SS-226) 16 November 1943 82
  SCULPIN (SS-191) 19 November 1943 63
       
December CAPELIN (SS-289) 2 December 1943 76
  SEALION (SS-195) 10 December 1941 5
  F-1 (SS-20) (ex-Carp) 17 December 1917 19
 

S-4 (SS-109)

17 December 1927 40

*Note that USS G-2 (SS-27) was decommissioned at the time of her sinking.

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