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DDay Ships

See for more article about ship's the special 'His Majesty's Ships' section of the 'The War Illustrated' part of our website.

Ship Country Target
     
WESTERN TASK FORCE    
     
HMS Erebus British Battery of Barfleur and La Pernelle
HMS Black Prince British Battery of Morsalines
Tuscaloosa American Battery of Ozeville
Quincy American Battery of Fontenay
Nevada American Battery of Azeville
Bayfield American Headquarters at sea UTAH beach
Hawkins British Battery of St. Martin de Varreville and Maisy
Enterprise British UTAH beach
Soemba Dutch UTAH beach
Texas American Battery of Point du Hoc
Glasgow British OMAHA beach
Augusta American Headquarters Western Task Force
Ancon American Headquarters at sea OMAHA beach
Georges Leygues French OMAHA beach
Montcalm French Port en Bessin
Arkansas American OMAHA beach
     
EASTERN TASK FORCE    
     
Ajax British Battery of Longues
Argonaut British Battery of Vaux sur Aure
Emerald British Battery of Arromanches
Orion British Battery of Mont Fleury
Bulolo British Headquarters at sea GOLD beach
Flores Dutch Battery of Asnelles
Belfast British Battery of Ver sur Mer
Diadem British Bettery of Moulineaux
Hilary British Headquarters at sea JUNO beach
Largs British Headquarters at sea SWORD beach
Scylla British Headquarters Eastern Task Force
Danae British Battery of Ouistreham
ORP Dragon Polish Battery of Colleville sur Orne
Frobisher British Battery of Riva Bella
Arethusa British Battery of Merville
Mauritius British Battery of Le Mont
Roberts British Battery of Houlgate
Ramillies British Battery of Benerville
Warspite British Battery of Villerville
     
BLOCK SHIPS    
     
Benjamin Contee American Utah Beach Gooseberry
David O. Saylor   Utah Beach Gooseberry
George S. Wasson American Utah Beach Gooseberry
Matt W. Ransom American Utah Beach Gooseberry
West Cheswald American Utah Beach Gooseberry
West Honaker American Utah Beach Gooseberry
West Nohno   Utah Beach Gooseberry
Willis A. Slater   Utah Beach Gooseberry
Victory Sword   Utah Beach Gooseberry
Vitruvius   Utah Beach Gooseberry
     
Artemas Ward American Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Audacious American Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Baialoide American Omaha Beach Gooseberry
HMS Centurion British Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Courageous American Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Flight-Command   Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Galveston   Omaha Beach Gooseberry
George W. Childs American Omaha Beach Gooseberry
James W. Marshall American Omaha Beach Gooseberry
James Iredell American Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Olambala   Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Potter   Omaha Beach Gooseberry
West Grama   Omaha Beach Gooseberry
Wilscox   Omaha Beach Gooseberry
     
HMS Alynbank British Gold Beach Gooseberry
Alghios Spyridon Greek Gold Beach Gooseberry
Elswick Park British Gold Beach Gooseberry
Flowergate British Gold Beach Gooseberry
Giorgios P. Greek Gold Beach Gooseberry
Ingman British Gold Beach Gooseberry
Innerton British Gold Beach Gooseberry
Lynghaug Norwegian Gold Beach Gooseberry
Modlin Polish Gold Beach Gooseberry
Njegos Yugoslavian Gold Beach Gooseberry
Parkhaven Dutch Gold Beach Gooseberry
Parklaan Dutch Gold Beach Gooseberry
Saltersgate British Gold Beach Gooseberry
Sirehei Norwegian Gold Beach Gooseberry
Vinlake British Gold Beach Gooseberry
Winha British Gold Beach Gooseberry
     
Belgique   Juno Beach Gooseberry
Bendoran British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Empire Bunting British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Empire Flamingo British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Empire Moorhen British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Empire Waterhen British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Formigny   Juno Beach Gooseberry
Manchester Spinner British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Mariposa British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Panos British Juno Beach Gooseberry
Vera Radcliffe British Juno Beach Gooseberry
     
Becheville British Sword Beach Gooseberry
FFS Courbet French Sword Beach Gooseberry
Dover Hill British Sword Beach Gooseberry
HMS Durban British Sword Beach Gooseberry
Empire Defiance British Sword Beach Gooseberry
Empire Tamar British Sword Beach Gooseberry
Empire Tana British Sword Beach Gooseberry
Forbin French Sword Beach Gooseberry
HNMS Sumatra Dutch Sword Beach Gooseberry

Links: Information about the Bulolo
  Information about the Ancon
  Information about the Montcalm and Georges Leygues
  Information about the Erebus
  Information about the Hilary
  Information about the Largs
  Information about the Bayfield
  Information about all ships at D-Day
Books: D-Day, Peter Young (ISBN: 90-5495-048-X) (Dutch translation)
  Jane's Fighting ships of World War II (ISBN 1-85170-494-9)
  D-Day, Then and Now (ISBN 0-90091-390-8)
  Druga Wojna Światowa na morzu, Jerzy Lipiński
  Wielkie dni małej floty, Jerzy Pertek
Thanks to: 'IvanRasputin', 'Trent_H', 'Tiornu' at the Forum of OnWar.com
  Marcin Wojtuszkiewicz