The List of ships of World War II contains major military vessels of the war, arranged alphabetically and by type. The list includes armed vessels that served during the war and in the immediate aftermath, inclusive of localized ongoing combat operations, garrison surrenders, post-surrender occupation, colony re-occupation, troop and prisoner repatriation, to the end of 1945.
For smaller vessels, see also List of World War II ships of less than 1000 tons. Some uncompleted Axis ships are included, out of historic interest. Ships are designated to the country under which they operated for the longest period of the World War II, regardless of where they were built or previous service history.
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|Ship||Country||Class||Type||Displacement (tons)||First commissioned||Fate|
|Aaron Ward (DM-34)||United States Navy||Smith||minelayer destroyer||2,200||28 October 1944||constructive loss 30 April 1945, scrapped 1946|
|Abdiel||Royal Navy||Abdiel||minelayer cruiser||2,650||15 April 1941||Sunk 10 September 1943|
|Adams||United States Navy||Smith||minelayer destroyer||2,200||10 October 1944||Decommissioned 1947, scrapped 1971|
|Adventure||Royal Navy||minelayer cruiser||6,850||4 November 1916||landing repair ship 1944; scrapped 1947|
|Agra||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Ahmedabad||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Amiral Murgescu|| Royal Romanian Navy
|Amiral Murgescu||minelayer destroyer||1,068||1941||To Soviet Union 1944, scrapped 1988|
|Amritsar||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Apollo||Royal Navy||Abdiel||minelayer cruiser||2,650||9 October 1943||Scrapped 1962|
|Ariadne||Royal Navy||Abdiel||minelayer cruiser||2,650||12 February 1944||Scrapped 1965|
|Baroda||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Berar||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Boggs||United States Navy||Wickes||minesweeper destroyer||1,190||23 September 1918||scrapped 1946|
|Brandenburg||Kriegsmarine||minelayer||3,894||1 May 1943||captured French transport Kita, sunk 21 September 1943|
|Breese||United States Navy||Wickes||minelayer destroyer||1,190||23 October 1918||scrapped May 1946|
|Brummer||Kriegsmarine||minelayer||1,924||9 April 1940||Captured from Norway 9 April 1940, sunk May 1945|
|Calcutta||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Chandler||United States Navy||Clemson||minesweeper destroyer||1,200||5 September 1919||scrapped 1946|
|Clive||Royal Indian Navy||24||minesweeper sloop||1,748||20 April 1920||Scrapped 1947|
|Cochin||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Cuttack||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Drache||Kriegsmarine||minelayer||1,870||17 April 1941||captured from Yugoslav, Zmaj, sunk 22 September 1944|
|Gamble||United States Navy||Wickes||minelayer destroyer||1,090||29 November 1918||Damaged 17 February 1945, scuttled 16 July 1945.|
|Gryf||Poland||Gryf||minelayer||2,085||27 February 1938||sunk 3 September 1939|
|Icarus||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||3 May 1937||paid off 29 August 1946, scrapped 29 October 1946.|
|Ilex||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||7 July 1937||paid off August, scrapped in Sicily 1948.|
|Imogen||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||2 June 1937||sunk in collision 16 July 1940|
|Imperial||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||30 June 1937||sunk 29 May 1941|
|Impulsive||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||29 January 1938||paid off 1946, scrapped 22 January 1946.|
|Inglefield||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||25 June 1937||sunk 25 February 1944|
|Intrepid||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||29 July 1937||sunk 26 September 1943|
|Isis||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||2 June 1937||sunk 20 July 1944.|
|Ivanhoe||Royal Navy||I||minelayer destroyer||1,370||24 August 1937||sunk 1 September 1940|
|J-826||Royal Navy||BYMS||minesweeper||360||February 1943||post-war oceanographic research vessel RV Calypso|
|Karachi||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Lahore||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Lamberton||United States Navy||Wickes||minesweeper destroyer||1,090||22 August 1918||scrapped 9 May 1947|
|Latona||Royal Navy||Abdiel||minelayer cruiser||2,650||4 May 1941||lost 25 October 1941|
|Lawrence||Royal Indian Navy||24||minesweeper sloop||1,748||27 December 1919||Scrapped 1947|
|Lothringen||Kriegsmarine||minelayer cruiser||1,975||December 1941||sold to merchant service post-war|
|Lucknow||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Madura||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Manxman||Royal Navy||Abdiel||minelayer cruiser||2,650||20 June 1941||scrapped 1971|
|Multan||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Nagpur||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Nasik||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Obdurate||Royal Navy||O||minelayer destroyer||1,540||3 September 1942||paid off 1948, scrapped 1965|
|Obedient||Royal Navy||O||minelayer destroyer||1,540||30 October 1942||paid off 1957, scrapped 1962|
|Okinoshima||Imperial Japanese Navy||minelayer||4,290||30 September 1936||sunk 12 May 1942|
|Oldenburg||Kriegsmarine||minelayer||1,141||13 September 1943||captured from Italy|
|Opportune||Royal Navy||O||minelayer destroyer||1,540||14 August 1942||paid off 1954, scrapped 1955|
|Orwell||Royal Navy||O||minelayer destroyer||1,540||17 October 1942|
|Patna||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Peshawar||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Poona||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Quetta||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Rampur||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Ramsay||United States Navy||Wickes||minelayer destroyer||1,090||15 February 1919||Decommissioned 19 October 1945, scrapped 1947|
|Shillong||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Skate||Royal Navy||R (Admiralty)||minelayer destroyer||991||19 February 1917||scrapped 1947|
|Tannenberg||Kriegsmarine||minelayer||1,098||2 September 1939||9 July 1941|
|Travancore||Royal Indian Navy||Basset||minesweeper||529||1941–1944||1941–1944|
|Welshman||Royal Navy||Abdiel||minelayer cruiser||2,650||25 August 1941||sunk 1 February 1943|
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