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The list of shipwrecks in 1945 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1945.

Operator
Ship
Class
Cause
Location
Notes
5 January
Ommaney Bay
Casablanca class escort carrier
World War II: Crippled by a Japanese Kamikaze and scuttled
Pacific Ocean near the Philippine Islandsmarker
5 January
CHANT 68
Channel Tanker
Capsized and sank
Grangemouthmarker Harbour
Salvaged, but repairs uneconomic and scrapped.
17 February
Lark
World War II: Damaged beyond repair by U 968
21 February
Bismarck Sea
Casablanca class aircraft transport
World War II: Sunk by two Japanese Kamikaze aircraft
Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jimamarker
23 February
Henry Bacon
World War II: Sunk by Luftwaffe Ju.88 and He.111 torpedo bombers
Barents Seamarker
27 February
Corvusmarker
Freighter
World War II: Sunk by U-1018marker
Western Approaches of the English Channelmarker
27 February
U-1018marker
German Type VII submarine
World War II: by depth charges dropped by HMS Loch Fada
Western Approaches of the English Channelmarker
27 February
U-327
German Type VII submarine
World War II: by depth charges dropped by HMS Labuan, HMS Wild Goose and HMS Loch Fada
Western Approaches of the English Channelmarker
19 March
World War II: Sunk by a mine, River Scheldtmarker, Belgiummarker
20 March
Lapwing
World War II: Sunk by U 968
23 March
Gneisenau
Gneisenau class battlecruiser
World War II: Sunk as a blockship
Gdyniamarker harbor
Later refloated and scrapped
7 April
Yamatomarker
Yamato class
World War II: Capsized and sunk by US aircraft
South of Kyushu, Japan
8 April
Boelcke
Karl Meyer class seaplane tender
World War II: Sunk by Soviet aircraft
8 April
Hans Albrecht Wedel
Hana Albrecht Wedel class seaplane tender
World War II: Sunk by Soviet aircraft
9 April
Admiral Scheer
Deutschland class pocket battleship
World War II: Sunk by Royal Air Force bombers
Kielmarker harbor
10 April
Seydlitz
Admiral Hipper class heavy cruiser
World War II: Scuttled
Kielmarker harbor
14 April
Cargo ship
World War II: Torpedoed and sunk by U-857
Off Chesapeake Bay, Marylandmarker
25 April
Graf Zeppelinmarker
Graf Zeppelin class aircraft carrier
World War II: Scuttled while incomplete
Stettinmarker, West Pomerania
Raised and captured (or salvaged) by the Soviet Unionmarker in 1947
28 April
U-56
World War II: Sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft
Kielmarker
2 May
Admiral Hipper
Admiral Hipper class heavy cruiser
End of World War II: Scuttled
Kielmarker harbor
2 May
U-8marker
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshavenmarker
2 May
U-14
German Type IIB submarine
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-60
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-61
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-62
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-120
End of World War II: Scuttled
Bremerhavenmarker
2 May
U-121
End of World War II: Scuttled
Bremerhaven
2 May
U-137
German Type IID submarine
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-139
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-140
German Type IID submarine
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-141
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-142
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-146
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-148
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-152
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-153
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshaven
2 May
U-3506
End of World War II: Foundered
Elbe-II Bunker Hamburg
Currently buried in Free Port of Hamburg
3 May
Cap Arcona
World War II: Sunk by Royal Air Force fighters-bombers
Bay of Lübeckmarker
3 May
U-57
End of World War II: Scuttled
Kielmarker
3 May
U-58
End of World War II: Scuttled
Kielmarker
4 May
Lützow
Deutschland class pocket battleship
End of World War II: Scuttled
Baltic Seamarker
Later raised by the Soviet Unionmarker
5 May
U-17
German Type IIB submarine
End of World War II: Scuttled
Wilhelmshavenmarker
16 July
Gamble
Wickes class destroyer
End of World War II: Sunk for disposal
Pacific Ocean outside Apra Harbormarker, Guammarker
18 July
Kasuga
Kasuga class cruiser
World War II: Sunk by United States aircraft at mooring
Yokosuka
25 July
Eian Maru
World War II: Sunk by United States aircraft
Pacific Ocean
9 October
Dorsey
Wickes class destroyer
Grounded by a typhoon
Pacific Ocean on Okinawamarker
Later destroyed on 1 January 1946
22 December
U-143
Aftermath of World War II: Sunk as part of Operation Deadlight
22 December
U-145
Aftermath of World War II: Sunk as part of Operation Deadlight
27 December
coastal tanker
Ran aground
Bolsax, Kattegatmarker
Refloated and sailed to Kalundborgmarker, Denmarkmarker. Declared a constructive total loss
U-149
Aftermath of World War II: Sunk as part of Operation Deadlight





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