List of shipwrecks in December 1944

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1 December

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4 December

  • : World War II: The cargo ship was struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Leba, Germany .
  • : World War II: The destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west of Palawan Island by .
  • : World War II: The was torpedoed and sunk in the South China Sea west of Palawan Island by with the loss of 90 of her 240 crew. Survivors were rescued by CD-17 and (both).

5 December

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SS Westfalen (1905) (3.63 km)

SS Westfalen was a German ship launched on 14 November 1905 at J.C. Tecklenborg in Geestemünde. In the early 1930s Westfalen was converted into a seaplane tender to serve as both weather reporting and refueling station for Dornier Wal flying boats of Lufthansa carrying mail trans-Atlantic between Europe and South America. The conversion of the Westfalen consisted of a large retractable stern mounted canvas drag apron for the flying boat to taxi on (i.e.

German submarine U-1065 (4.2 km)

German submarine U-1065 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was ordered on 14 September 1941, and was laid down on 23 September 1943 at Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, as 'werk 702'. She was launched on 3 August 1944 and commissioned under the command of Oberleutnant Johannes Panitz on 23 September of that year. Service record U-1065 had a very short career. While she was commissioned on 23 September 1944, she was not assigned to a flotilla until 1 April 1945. She spent the intervening six months training with the 5th U-boat Flotilla.

Hätteberget (11.81 km)

Hätteberget is the name of a Swedish docking lighthouse situated in the sea west of Marstrand and south of Tjörn. It was built in 1977 as a replacement for the old Pater Noster Lighthouse. The lighthouse is a 26 meter high concrete tower with helicopter landing. It is painted with a red belt and has a gray cap on top. The light from the white sector can reach .

Kattegat (15.14 km)

The Kattegat (Danish, from Dutch, commonly used in English), or Kattegatt (Swedish) is a sea area bounded by the Jutland peninsula and the Straits islands of Denmark on the west and south, and the provinces of Västergötland, Scania, Halland and Bohuslän in Sweden on the east. The Baltic Sea drains into the Kattegat through the Danish Straits. The Kattegat is a continuation of the Skagerrak and may be seen as either a bay of the Baltic Sea, a bay of the North Sea, or, in traditional Scandinavian usage, neither of these.

Homarus gammarus (15.2 km)

Homarus gammarus, known as the European lobster or common lobster, is a species of clawed lobster from the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and parts of the Black Sea. It is closely related to the American lobster, H. americanus. It may grow to a length of and a mass of, and bears a conspicuous pair of claws. In life, the lobsters are blue, only becoming "lobster red" on cooking. Mating occurs in the summer, producing eggs which are carried by the females for up to a year before hatching into planktonic larvae.

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