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This is the full list of Allied ships that were present in Tokyo Bay, for Japan's Surrender ceremony of September 2, 1945 on board the USS Missouri (BB-63). Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and General Yoshijiro Umezu signed the eight paragraph document titled Instrument of Surrender. The time was recorded as being 4 minutes past 9 o'clock.

United States of America General Douglas MacArthur accepted Japan's surrender "for the United States, Republic of China, United Kingdom, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and in the interests of the other United Nations at war with Japan."

Many men and ships lay witness to this surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay, having waited so long for VJ Day. There was much celebration afterwards. This is the full list of Allied ships present for the surrender.

The ships in the list below are listed alphabetically within each type. US Navy ships have hull numbers and Allied ships have pennant numbers. The following abbreviations are used for military ships:
HMS=British
HMAS=Australian
HMNZS=New Zealand
USS=American


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.

Battleships (BB)

USS New Mexico (BB-40)
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
USS Idaho (BB-42)
USS Colorado (BB-45)
USS West Virginia (BB-48)
USS South Dakota (BB-57)
USS Iowa (BB-61)
USS Missouri (BB-63)
HMS Duke of York (17)
HMS King George V (41)


Light Aircraft Carriers (CVL)

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


Escort Carriers (CVE)

HMS Ruler (D.72)
HMS Speaker (D.90)
Salamaua


Heavy Cruisers (CA)

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


Light Cruisers (CL)

USS Detroit (CL-8)
USS San Diego (CL-53)
USS San Juan (CL-54)
USS Pasadena (CL-65)
USS Springfield (CL-66)
USS Oakland (CL-95)
USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103)
HMS Newfoundland (59)
HMAS Hobart (I.63)
HMNZS Gambia (48)


Destroyers (DD)

USS Ault (DD-698)
USS Mayo (DD-422)
USS Benham (DD-796)
HMAS Napier (G.97)
USS Blue (DD-744)
HMAS Nizam (G.38)
USS Buchanon (DD-484)
USS Nicholas (DD-449)
USS Caperton (DD-650)
USS Perkins (DD-877)
USS Charles F. Hughes (DD-428)#
HMS Quality (G.62)
USS Clarence K. Bronson (DD-668)
USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781)
USS Cogswell (DD-651)
USS Southerland (DD-743)
USS Colahan (DD-658)
USS Stockham (DD-683)
USS Cotten (DD-669)
USS Taylor (DD-468)
USS Cushing (DD-797)
HMS Teazer (R.23)
USS De Haven (DD-727)
HMS Tenacious (R.45)
USS Dortch (DD-670)
HMS Terpsichore (R.33)
USS Frank Knox (DD-742)
USS Twining (DD-540)
USS Gatling (DD-671)
USS Uhlmann (DD-687)
USS Halsey Powell (DD-686)
USS Wadleigh (DD-689)
USS Healy (DD-672)
HMS Wager (R.98)
USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427)
USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703)
USS Ingersoll (DD-652)
HMAS Warramunga (I.44)
USS Kalk (DD-611)
USS Wedderburn (DD-684)
USS Knapp (DD-653)
HMS Whelp (R.37)
USS Lansdowne (DD-468)
HMS Wizard (R.72)
USS Lardner (DD-487)
USS Wren (DD-568)
USS Madison (DD-425)
USS Yarnell (DD-541)


Destroyer Escorts (DE)

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


Frigates

HMS Derg (K.257)
HMAS Gascoyne (K.354)


Sloops

HMS Crane (U.23)
HMS Whimbrel (U.29)


Destroyer Minelayer (DM)

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


Destroyer Minesweeper (DMS)

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


Submarines (SS)

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


Submarine Chasers (PC)
*Numbered ships given names in 1956.

PC-466 USS Carmil*
PCE(R)-849 USS Somersworth*
PCE-877 USS Havre*
PCE(R)-850 USS Fairview*
PCE(R)-848


Motor Gunboat (PGM)

PGM-16
PGM-32
PGM-26


Minesweeper (AM)

HMAS Ballarat (K.34)
USS Pochard (AM-375)
HMAS Cessnock (J.175)
USS Revenge (AM-110)
HMAS Ipswich (J.186)
USS Token (AM-126)
USS Pheasant (AM-61)
USS Tumult (AM-127)
HMAS Pirie (J.189)


Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper (YMS) *Numbered ships named and reclassified in 1947

YMS-177
YMS-390
YMS-268
YMS-415
YMS-276
YMS-426
YMS-343
YMS-441 USS Pelican (AMS-32)*
YMS-362 USS Hawk (AMS-17)*
YMS-461 USS Swallow (AMS-36)*
YMS-371 USS Hornbill (AMS-19)*
YMS-467


Auxiliary Minelayer (ACM)

USS Picket (ACM-8)


General Communications Vessel (AGC)

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


High-Speed Transport (APD)

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


Tank Landing Ship (LST)
*Numbered ships named in 1955.

LST-567
LST-789
LST-648
LST-846 USS Jennings County*
LST-717
LST-1083 USS Plumas County*
LST-718
LST-1139


Landing Ship, Dock (LSD)

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


Landing Craft, Infantry (LCI)

LCI(L)-438
LCI(L)-469
LCI(L)-441
LCI(L)-726
LCI(L)-450
LCI(L)-752
LCI(L)-457
LCI(L)-798
LCI(L)-458


Medium Landing Ship (LSM)

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


Landing Ship, Vehicle (LSV)

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


Attack Transport (APA)

USS Bosque (APA-135)
USS Highlands (APA-119)
USS Botetourt (APA-136)
USS Lavaca (APA 180)
USS Briscoe (APA-65)
USS Lenawee (APA-195)
USS Cecil (APA-96)
USS Mellette (APA-156)
USS Clearfield (APA-142)
USS Missoula (APA-211)
USS Cullman (APA-78)
USS Rutland (APA-192)
USS Darke (APA-157)
USS St. Mary's (APA-126)
USS Dauphin (APA-97)
USS Sherburne (APA-205)
USS Deuel (APA-160)
USS Sheridan (APA-51)
USS Dickens (APA-161)
USS Talladega (APA-208)
USS Hansford (APA-106)


Transport (AP)

USS General Sturgis (AP-137)


Attack Cargo Ship (AKA)

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


Cargo Ship (AK)

USS Lesuth (AK-125)


Civilian Cargo Ships

St. Lawrence Victory (US)
Winthrop Victory (US)


Stores Issue Ship (AKS)

USS Cybele (AKS-10)


Repair Ship (AR)

USS Delta (AR-9)


Landing Craft Repair Ship (ARL)

USS Patroclus (ARL-19)


Oiler (AO)

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


Civilian Oilers

Carelia (British)
Fort Wrangell (British)
City of Dieppe (British)
Wave King (British)
Dingledale (British)


Gasoline Tanker (AOG)

USS Genesee (AOG-8)


Destroyer Tender (AD)

USS Piedmont (AD-17)


Hospital Ship (AH)

USS Benevolence (AH-13)
HMHS Tjitjalengka (Dutch)
Marigold (U.S. Army)


Seaplane Tender (AV)

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


Small Seaplane Tender (AVP)

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


Submarine Tender (AS)

USS Proteus (AS-19)


Submarine Rescue Ship (ASR)

USS Greenlet (ASR-10)


Fleet Ocean Tug (ATF)

USS Moctobi (ARF-105)
USS Wenatchee (ATF-118)


Auxiliary Ocean Tug (ATA)
*Numbered ship named in 1955

ATA-205 USS Sciota*


Ocean Tug, Old (ATO)

USS Woodcock (ATO-145)


NOTE: #USS Hughes was listed in the report, but according to the ship's deck log was crossing the international date line enroute to Japan. USS Charles F. Hughes was sweeping mines. 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.

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