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The list of shipwrecks in December 1942 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during December 1942.


December 1942
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  • Bermondsey ( United Kingdom): The cargo ship collided in the North Sea with Bornholm ( Norway or  United Kingdom) and was beached at South Shields, Co Durham. Refloated on 22 December. Declared a constructive total loss but repaired and re-entered service in 1943 as Empire Nutfield.[15]
  • Thomas A. Edison ( United States): The Liberty ship was grounded on Vuata Vatoa, Fiji Islands. She was destroyed in a hurricane on 1—2 January 1943 along with USS Grebe (AM-43) which had herself became grounded attempting salvage.[16][17]
  • HMS Traveller ( Royal Navy): World War II: The T-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Taranto, Apulia, Italy with the loss of all 65 crew.[3]

5 December[]

  • HMT Bengali ( Royal Navy): The naval trawler was sunk at Lagos, Nigeria with the loss of one crew member.[3]
  • HMT Canna ( Royal Navy): The naval trawler was sunk at Lagos with the loss of twelve crew.[3]
  • Hardhaus ( Norway): The coaster capsized and sank in the North Sea off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder.[18]
  • HMT Spaniard ( Royal Navy): The naval trawler was sunk at Lagos with the loss of two crew.[3]
  • Teesbank ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (3°33′N 29°35′W / 3.55°N 29.583°W / 3.55; -29.583) by U-128 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 62 crew. The captain was taken on board U-128 as a prisoner of war. Other survivors were rescued by Bessemer ( United States) and East Wales ( United Kingdom).[19]

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No ships were lost on this day.

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Friedrich Eckoldt

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  41. "D/S Berto". Warsailors. http://www.warsailors.com/singleships/berto.html. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  42. "Empire Gull". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2505.html. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  43. "USS PT 44 of the US Navy". UBoat.net. http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/10132.html. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  44. "Ripley". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2504.html. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  45. "Teruzu". Combinedfleet.com. http://www.combinedfleet.com/teruzu_t.htm. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  46. "Scania". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2507.html. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
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  48. "Edencrag". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2510.html. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  49. "Etna". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2511.html. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  50. "Orfor". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2513.html. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
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  54. "Alcoa Rambler". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2515.html. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  55. "Star of Suez". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2514.html. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  56. "Bello". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2519.html. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  57. 57.0 57.1 "East Wales". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2516.html. Retrieved 2 March 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "EW" defined multiple times with different content
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  59. "Emile Francqui". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2517.html. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  60. "Observer". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2518.html. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  61. "Aviere (6110399)". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 1 June 2013.  (subscription required)
  62. "Grouper (SS-214)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/submar/ss214.txt. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  63. "Poitou". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2521.html. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  64. "HMS MTB 30 of the Royal Navy". UBoat.net. http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/16731.html. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  65. "Monsun (5604860)". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 26 November 2012.  (subscription required)
  66. "Oropos". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2524.html. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
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  70. "Otina". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2526.html. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
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  76. 76.0 76.1 "Triton". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/submar/ss201.txt. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
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  81. "Empire Union". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2535.html. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  82. "King Edward". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2534.html. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  83. "Melrose Abbey". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2532.html. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
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  93. 93.0 93.1 93.2 "President Francqui". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2552.html. Retrieved 11 March 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "PF" defined multiple times with different content
  94. "HMS St. Issey (W 25)". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2531.html. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  95. "Treworlas". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2540.html. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  96. "Ville de Rouen". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2554.html. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  97. "Zarian". Uboat. 21 March 2011. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2551.html. 
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  100. 100.0 100.1 "HMS Fidelity (D 57)". Uboat. http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2560.html. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
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Ship events in 1942
Ship launches: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship commissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Ship decommissionings: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Shipwrecks: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947

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