Naval Losses of Major Powers, by Year

 

France
  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Battleships - 1 - 3 - - - 4
Battlecruisers - - - - - - - -
Aircraft Carriers - - - - - - - -
Cruisers 1 - - 5 - - 1 7
Destroyers - 11 1 29 3 3 1 48
Submarines - 11 1 25 12 7 - 56
Total 1 23 2 62 15 10 2 113

 

Germany
  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Battleships - - 1 - - 1 2 4
Battlecruisers 1 - - - 1 - 2 4
Aircraft Carriers - - - - - - - -
Cruisers - 3 - - - - 3 6
Destroyers - 12 - 4 2 7 2 27
Submarines 9 22 35 86 237 242 149 780
Total 10 37 39 93 241 250 157 827

 

Italy
  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Battleships - 1 - - - - - 1
Battlecruisers - - - - - - - -
Aircraft Carriers - - - - - - - -
Cruisers - 1 6 3 2 - - 12
Destroyers - 8 14 8 13 - - 43
Submarines - 20 18 22 25 - - 85
Total - 30 38 33 40 - - 141

 

Japan
  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Battleships - - - 2 1 4 4 11
Battlecruisers - - - - - - - -
Aircraft Carriers - - - 6 1 12 2 21
Cruisers - - - 6 2 24 9 41
Destroyers - - 4 18 34 61 18 135
Submarines - - 3 16 28 53 27 127
Total - - 7 48 66 154 60 335

 

U.K.
  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Battleships 1 - 2 - - - - 3
Battlecruisers - - 2 - - - - 2
Aircraft Carriers 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 10
Cruisers - 3 11 13 4 3 - 34
Destroyers 3 37 22 51 18 20 2 153
Submarines 1 24 11 19 13 5 3 76
Total 6 65 50 86 36 29 6 278

 

U.S.A.
  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Battleships - - 2 - - - - 2
Battlecruisers - - - - - - - -
Aircraft Carriers - - - 4 1 4 2 11
Cruisers - - - 7 2 - 1 10
Destroyers - - 1 25 16 27 20 89
Submarines - - 1 7 17 19 8 52
Total - - 4 43 35 49 29 160

 

U.S.S.R.
  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Battleships - - 1 - - - - 1
Battlecruisers - - - - - - - -
Aircraft Carriers - - - - - - - -
Cruisers - - 1 1 - - - 2
Destroyers - - 29 8 3 - 1 41
Submarines 1 1 23 21 13 4 1 64
Total 1 1 54 30 16 4 2 108

 

Notes:

(1) French losses in 1942 include those ships scuttled in Toulon on 27 Nov. Some of these ships were later raised by Italy but are counted under French losses if they did not survive the war.

(2) German battleships include 2 pre-dreadnoughts sunk in 1945. Battlecruisers include 3 pocket battleships.

(3) U.K. includes Australian and Canadian Navies.

(4) U.S. destroyers include destroyer escorts (losses were 8 in 1944, 4 in 1945).

(5) U.S.S.R. destroyers include flotilla leaders (losses were 1 in 1941, 1 in 1942, 1 in 1943). U.S.S.R. submarines do not include small submarines.

Sources: Germany, Italy, Japan and U.K. from Naval-History.net; U.S. data compiled from Naval History & Heritage Command; France and U.S.S.R. data compiled from Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946.