Hello, all. I am not as well rounded on warships and was drawn to this page when trying to find out more about the HMS Warspite's visit to the Puget Sound Shipyard for repairs in 1941. If I may acknowledge a couple of very unlucky ships that were more war related i.e. merchant vessels and not true warships, but extremely integral to their given war effort and instantly coming to my mind were the Port Chicago Disaster ships, SS Quinault Victory and SS E. A. Bryan. The Quinault didn't even have her maiden voyage but at least she wasn't pulverized beyond recognition like the EA Bryan.
It is fortunate that only 320 or so died in that WW2 disaster. Perhaps something was learned from the even more disastrous SS Mont-Blanc, or, Halifax Explosion back in 1917, and those ships in Suisun Bay were located further away from populated areas?
Perhaps you might know of some other merchants that were incredibly unlucky and as short-lived. And to balance out the unlucky merchant/convoy ships that were preyed upon in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, I wave a dead albatrosses wing and salute the SS Ohio, that tanker (Operation Pedestal) that made it all the way to Malta after surviving repeated raids by Axis planes and taking on nearly enough water to sink her, which she eventually did- at her berth in Valletta. But her precious cargo that kept Malta's sub fleet was successfully pumped out of her hold.