List of Allied ships at the Japanese surrender

List of Allied ships at the Japanese surrender

These ships of the Allied navies of World War II were present in Tokyo Bay on Victory over Japan Day (2 September 1945) when the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed on board the battleship USS "Missouri" (BB-63).


* USS "Colorado" (BB-45)
* HMS "Duke of York" (17)
* USS "Idaho" (BB-42)
* USS "Iowa" (BB-61)
* HMS "King George V" (41)
* USS "Mississippi" (BB-41)
* USS "Missouri" (BB-63) (The ship on which the surrender was signed)
* USS "New Mexico" (BB-40)
* USS "South Dakota" (BB-57)
* USS "West Virginia" (BB-48)

Light aircraft carriers

* USS "Bataan" (CVL-29)
* USS "Cowpens" (CVL-25)

Escort carriers

* HMS "Ruler" (D72)
* USS "Salamaua" (CVE-96)
* HMS "Speaker" (D90)

Heavy cruisers

* USS "Boston" (CA-69)
* USS "Chicago" (CA-136)
* USS "Quincy" (CA-71)
* USS "St. Paul" (CA-73)
* HMAS "Shropshire" (96)

Light cruisers

* USS "Detroit" (CL-8)
* HMNZS "Gambia" (48)
* HMAS "Hobart" (I63)
* HMS "Newfoundland" (C59)
* USS "Oakland" (CL-95)
* USS "Pasadena" (CL-65)
* USS "San Diego" (CL-53)
* USS "San Juan" (CL-54)
* USS "Springfield" (CL-66)
* USS "Wilkes-Barre" (CL-103)


* USS "Ault" (DD-698)
* HMS "Barfleur" (D80)
* USS "Benham" (DD-796)
* USS "Blue" (DD-744)
* USS "Buchanan" (DD-484) [Spelled Buchanon in original source]
* USS "Caperton" (DD-650)
* USS "Charles F. Hughes" (DD-428) [USS "Hughes" (DD-410) is listed in the official report as being present for the surrender, but according to the ship's deck log was crossing the international date line en route to Japan at the time. A different ship, USS "Charles F. Hughes" (DD-428), was sweeping mines that morning. At 10:27 the ship passed Ashika Light. At 10:30 the war ended. At 10:44 the ship made preparations for entering the port and anchored at 12:21 in Tokyo Bay.]
* USS "Clarence K. Bronson" (DD-668)
* USS "Cogswell" (DD-651)
* USS "Colahan" (DD-658)
* USS "Cotten" (DD-669)
* USS "Cushing" (DD-797)
* USS "De Haven" (DD-727)
* USS "Dortch" (DD-670)
* USS "Frank Knox" (DD-742)
* USS "Gatling" (DD-671)
* USS "Halsey Powell" (DD-686)
* USS "Healy" (DD-672)
* USS "Hilary P. Jones" (DD-427)
* USS "Ingersoll" (DD-652)
* USS "Kalk" (DD-611)
* USS "Knapp" (DD-653)
* USS "Lansdowne" (DD-486) ["Lansdowne" was listed as DD-468 in original source. USS "Taylor" (DD-468) was also present.]
* USS "Lardner" (DD-487)
* USS "Madison" (DD-425)
* USS "Mayo" (DD-422)
* HMAS "Napier" (G97)
* HMAS "Nizam" (G38)
* USS "Nicholas" (DD-449)
* USS "Perkins" (DD-877)
* HMS "Quality" (G62)
* USS "Robert K. Huntington" (DD-781)
* USS "Southerland" (DD-743)
* USS "Stockham" (DD-683)
* USS "Taylor" (DD-468)
* HMS "Teazer" (R23)
* HMS "Tenacious" (R45)
* HMS "Terpsichore" (R33)
* USS "Twining" (DD-540)
* USS "Uhlmann" (DD-687)
* USS "Wadleigh" (DD-689)
* HMS "Wager" (R98)
* USS "Wallace L. Lind" (DD-703)
* HMAS "Warramunga" (I44)
* USS "Wedderburn" (DD-684)
* HMS "Whelp" (R37)
* HMS "Wizard" (R72)
* USS "Wren" (DD-568)
* USS "Yarnall" (DD-541) [Spelled Yarnell in original source]

Destroyer escorts

* USS "Goss" (DE-444)
* USS "Kendall C. Campbell" (DE-443)
* USS "Lyman" (DE-302)
* USS "Major" (DE-796)
* USS "Roberts" (DE-749)
* USS "Ulvert M. Moore" (DE-442)
* USS "Waterman" (DE-740)
* USS "Weaver" (DE-741)
* USS "William Seiverling" (DE-441)


* HMS "Derg" (K257)
* HMAS "Gascoyne" (K354)
* HMS "Woodcock" (U90) [USS "Woodcock" (ATO-145) is listed in the report, but that ship spent World War II in Central and South American waters.]

= Sloops =

* HMS "Crane" (U23)
* HMS "Whimbrel" (U29

Light minelayers

* USS "Gwin" (DM-33)
* USS "Thomas E. Fraser" (DM-24)

= High speed minesweepers =

* USS "Ellyson" (DMS-19)
* USS "Fitch" (DMS-25)
* USS "Gherardi" (DMS-30)
* USS "Hambleton" (DMS-20)
* USS "Hopkins" (DMS-13)
* USS "Jeffers" (DMS-27)
* USS "Macomb" (DMS-23)


* USS "Archer-Fish" (SS-311)
* USS "Cavalla" (SS-244)
* USS "Gato" (SS-212)
* USS "Haddo" (SS-255)
* USS "Hake" (SS-256)
* USS "Muskallunge" (SS-262)
* USS "Pilotfish" (SS-386)
* USS "Razorback" (SS-394)
* USS "Runner" (SS-476)
* USS "Sea Cat" (SS-399)
* USS "Segundo" (SS-398)
* USS "Tigrone" (SS-419)

Submarine chasers


Motor gunboats


= Minesweepers =

* HMAS "Ballarat" (J184) ["Ballarat" is listed as K.34 in original source.]
* HMAS "Cessnock" (J175)
* HMAS "Ipswich" (J186)
* USS "Pheasant" (AM-61)
* HMAS "Pirie" (J189)
* USS "Pochard" (AM-375)
* USS "Revenge" (AM-110)
* USS "Token" (AM-126)
* USS "Tumult" (AM-127)

Motor minesweepers

Numbered ships named and reclassified in 1947


Auxiliary minelayers

* USS "Picket" (ACM-8)

Amphibious force flagships

* USS "Ancon" (AGC-4)
* USS "Mount Olympus" (AGC-8)
* USS "Teton" (AGC-14)

High speed transports

* USS "Barr" (APD-39)
* USS "Burke" (APD-65)
* USS "Gosselin" (APD-126)
* USS "Hollis" (APD-86)
* USS "Horace A. Bass" (APD-124)
* "USS John Q. Roberts" (APD-94)
* USS "Pavlic" (APD-70)
* USS "Reeves" (APD-52)
* USS "Runels" (APD-85)
* USS "Sims" (APD-50)
* USS "Wantuck" (APD-125)
* USS "William M. Pattison" (APD-104)

Tank landing ships


Dock landing ships

* USS "Catamount" (LSD-17)
* USS "Shadwell" (LSD-15)

Infantry landing craft


Medium landing ships

* USS "LSM-13"
* USS "LSM-15"
* USS "LSM-71"
* USS "LSM-101"
* USS "LSM-208"
* USS "LSM-252"
* USS "LSM-284"
* USS "LSM-290"
* USS "LSM-362"
* USS "LSM-368"
* USS "LSM-371"
* USS "LSM-419"
* USS "LSM-488"

Vehicle landing ships

* USS "Monitor" (LSV-5)
* USS "Ozark" (LSV-2)

Attack transports

* USS "Bosque" (APA-135)
* USS "Botetourt" (APA-136)
* USS "Briscoe" (APA-65)
* USS "Cecil" (APA-96)
* USS "Clearfield" (APA-142)
* USS "Cullman" (APA-78)
* USS "Darke" (APA-159)
* USS "Dauphin" (APA-97)
* USS "Deuel" (APA-160)
* USS "Dickens" (APA-161)
* USS "Hansford" (APA-106)
* USS "Highlands" (APA-119)
* USS "Lavaca" (APA-180)
* USS "Lenawee" (APA-195)
* USS "Mellette" (APA-156)
* USS "Missoula" (APA-211)
* USS "Rutland" (APA-192)
* USS "St. Mary's" (APA-126)
* USS "Sherburne" (APA-205)
* USS "Sheridan" (APA-51)
* USS "Talladega" (APA-208)


* USS "General S. D. Sturgis" (AP-137)

Attack cargo ships

* USS "Libra" (AKA-12)
* USS "Medea" (AKA-31)
* USS "Pamina" (AKA-34)
* USS "Sirona" (AKA-43)
* USS "Skagit" (AKA-105)
* USS "Todd" (AKA-71)
* USS "Tolland" (AKA-64)
* USS "Whiteside" (AKA-90)
* USS "Yancy" (AKA-93)

Cargo ships

* USS "Lesuth" (AK-125)

Civilian cargo ships (United States)

* SS "St. Lawrence Victory"
* SS "Winthrop Victory"

Stores issue ship

* USS "Cybele" (AKS-10)

Repair ship

* USS "Delta" (AR-9)

Landing craft repair ship

* USS "Patroclus" (ARL-19)


* USS "Chiwawa" (AO-68)
* USS "Mascoma" (AO-83)
* USS "Neches" (AO-47)
* USS "Niobrara" (AO-72)
* USS "Tamalpais" (AO-96)

Civilian oilers (British)

* "Carelia"
* "City of Dieppe"
* "Dingledale"
* "Fort Wrangell"
* "Wave King"

Gasoline tanker

* USS "Genesee" (AOG-8)

Destroyer tender

* USS "Piedmont" (AD-17)

Hospital ships

* USS "Benevolence" (AH-13)
* USAHS "Marigold (U.S. Army)
* HNLMS "Tjitjalengka" (Dutch)

Seaplane tenders

* USS "Cumberland Sound" (AV-17)
* USS "Hamlin" (AV-15)

Small seaplane tenders

* USS "Gardiners Bay" (AVP-39)
* USS "Mackinac" (AVP-13)
* USS "Suisun" (AVP-53)

Submarine tender

* USS "Proteus" (AS-19)

Submarine rescue ship

* USS "Greenlet" (ASR-10)

Fleet ocean tugs

* USS "Moctobi" (ATF-105)
* USS "Wenatchee" (ATF-118)

Auxiliary ocean tug




* [ Source: Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas (CINCPAC/CINCPOA) A16-3/FF12 Serial 0395, 11 February 1946: "Report of Surrender and Occupation of Japan."]

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