List of shipwrecks in April 1941

The list of shipwrecks in April 1941 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during April 1941.

1 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Bertram Rickmers   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (4,188 GRT, 1923) was intercepted in the Red Sea by HMS Kandahar (  Royal Navy) and was scuttled off Gondurmiat.[1]
Cerigo   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (1,120 GRT, 1922) was scuttled at Guayaquil, Ecuador. Later salvaged and entered Ecuadorian service as 24 de Mayo.[1]
Eisenach   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Punta Arenas, Chile. (Look 31/03/1941)[1]
Friesland   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (6,310 GRT, 1925) was scuttled at Paita, Peru.[1]
Hameln   Germany World War II: The ship (4,351 GRT, 1921) was scuttled at Veracruz, Mexico.[2]
Hermonthis   Germany World War II: The passenger ship (4,833 GRT, 1935) was intercepted in the South Atlantic (12°13′S 80°10′W / 12.217°S 80.167°W / -12.217; -80.167) by HMCS Prince Henry (  Royal Canadian Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[1]
Hidlefjord   Norway World War II: Convoy HX 114: The tanker (7,639 GRT, 1928) was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west of the Smalls Lighthouse by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe with the loss of 29 of her 34 crew.[1][2][3]
Leipzig   Germany World War II: The passenger ship (5,898 GRT, 1938) was scuttled at Callao, Peru.[1]
Leone   Regia Marina World War II: The Leone-class destroyer (1,743/2,648 t, 1924) ran aground on a reef off Massawa, Italian Eritrea and was shelled and sunk by Pantera and Tigre (both   Regia Marina). Two crew members were lost.[4][5]
Lidingo   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (5,842 GRT) struck a mine and was damaged in the Baltic Sea west of Falsterbo, Skåne. She was beached, but later refloated and towed to Malmö.[1]
Monserrate   Germany World War II: The passenger ship (5,578 GRT, 1938) was scuttled at Callao, Peru.[1]
München   Germany World War II: The passenger ship (5,619 GRT, 1936) was intercepted in the South Atlantic (11°18′S 79°09′W / 11.300°S 79.150°W / -11.300; -79.150) by HMCS Prince Henry (  Royal Canadian Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[1]
Orinoco   Germany World War II: The ship (9,660 GRT, 1928) was scuttled at Tampico, Mexico.[2]
San Conrado   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 114: The tanker (7,982 GRT, 1936) was bombed, machine gunned and damaged in the Irish Sea (13 nautical miles (24 km) north west of the Smalls Lighthouse by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe. She was abandoned and later reboarded and taken in tow; but was bombed again and abandoned for a second time. San Conrado sank the next day 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of the Tuskar Rock.[1][2][6]
Sesostris   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (3,937 GRT, 1922) was scuttled at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.[2]

2 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Beaverdale   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (9,957 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°50′N 29°19′W / 60.833°N 29.317°W / 60.833; -29.317) by U-46 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 79 crew. Some of the survivors were rescued by the trawler Gulltoppur (  Iceland), others reached land in their lifeboat.[1][7]
British Reliance   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The tanker (7,000 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°25′N 28°21′W / 58.417°N 28.350°W / 58.417; -28.350) by U-46 (  Kriegsmarine). All 50 people aboard were rescued by Tennessee (  United Kingdom).[1][8]
Coombe Dingle   United Kingdom The coaster (261 GRT, 1910) ran aground at Carnalea, County Down and was wrecked.[9]
Coulouras Xenos   Greece World War II: Convoy AS 23: The cargo ship (4,914 GRT, 1915) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Gavdos, Greece by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. Three crew members were killed.[1][2][10]
HMT Cramond Island   Royal Navy The naval trawler (180 GRT, 1910) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 5 miles (8.0 km) off St Abb's Head Northumberland by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of five crew.[1][11]
Fermain   United Kingdom The coaster (759 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (50°35′N 0°52′E / 50.583°N 0.867°E / 50.583; 0.867) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[1]
HMT Fortuna   Royal Navy The naval trawler (259 GRT, 1906) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 5 miles (8.0 km) off St Abb's Head Northumberland by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of all 15 crew.[1]
Giuseppe Mazzini   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (7,669 GRT, 1926) was bombed and sunk off Nocra, Italian Eritrea by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was later salvaged by the British and scrapped.[1][12]
Homefield   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy AS 23: The cargo ship (5,324 GRT, 1919) was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Gavdos by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. She was scuttled by HMS Nubian. Survivors were rescued by HMS Voyager (both   Royal Navy).[1][2]
Karadjordje   Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship (1,293 GRT) struck a mine in the Adriatic Sea off Šibenik and sank. All crew were rescued.[1]
Melrose Abbey   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,908 GRT, 1929) struck a mine and sank in the River Ythan, Aberdeenshire. She was refloated on 26 July and towed to Aberdeen.[1]
Nestos   Greece The cargo ship (5,764 GRT, 1919) ran aground in Liverpool Bay, United Kingdom and was wrecked.[13]
Prestolonasledik Petar   Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship (1,726 GRT) struck a mine in the Adriatic Sea off Šibenik and sank. All crew were rescued.[1]
Wild Rose   United Kingdom The coastal tanker (873 GRT, 1921) was bombed and damaged in the Irish Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) south east of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland. She was beached at Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford. Later refloated and taken to Dublin.[1]

3 AprilEdit

For the sinking of the Swedish tanker MV Castor on this day, see the entry for 31 March 1941.
List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Alderpool   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (4,313 GRT, 1936) was torpoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (58°21′N 27°59′W / 58.350°N 27.983°W / 58.350; -27.983) by U-46 (  Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew abandoned ship and were rescued by Thirlby (  United Kingdom). Alderpool was then torpedoed and sunk by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine).[1][14]
Assuan   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (499 GRT, 1920) was bombed and damaged in the North Sea (56°42′N 2°26′W / 56.700°N 2.433°W / 56.700; -2.433) and was beached 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Scurdie Ness, Angus. She was refloated the next day and taken to Montrose.[1]
Bahram   Royal Navy World War II: The river patrol boat (72 GRT, 1924) struck a mine and sank off Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of eight of her nine crew.[1]
British Viscount   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The tanker (6,895 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°18′N 27°50′W / 58.300°N 27.833°W / 58.300; -27.833) by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Havelock (  Royal Navy).[1][15]
Cairnie   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (250 GRT, 1891) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea some 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) south by west of Tod Head by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[1]
Cesare Battisti   Regia Marina World War II: The Sauro-class destroyer (1,041/1,575 t, 1927) suffered an engine breakdown in the Red Sea and was scuttled on the Arabian coast south of Jeddah. One crew died, 181 survived.[1][16]
Daniele Manin   Regia Marina World War II: The Sauro-class destroyer (1,041/1,575 t, 1927) was bombed and sunk in the Red Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Port Sudan by Fleet Air Arm aircraft. There were around 35 dead and 145 survivors.[1][17]
Daphne   Finland World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (1,939 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 60°N 20°W / 60°N 20°W / 60; -20) by U-76 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eighteen of her crew. There were a few survivors.[1][18]
Greenawn   United Kingdom The coaster (784 GRT, 1924) sank in the North Sea off Montrose, Angus.[1]
Helle   Norway World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (2,467 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°00′N 24°30′W / 59.000°N 24.500°W / 59.000; -24.500) by U-98 (  Kriegsmarine). All 24 crew were rescued by HMS Havelock (  Royal Navy).[19]
Indier   Belgium World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (5,409 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°12′N 27°40′W / 58.200°N 27.667°W / 58.200; -27.667) by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 46 crew.[1][20]
Leonidas Z Cambanis   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (4,274 GRT, 1917) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°12′N 27°40′W / 58.200°N 27.667°W / 58.200; -27.667) by U-74 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew of her 29 crew.[1][21]
Nazario Sauro   Regia Marina World War II: The Sauro-class destroyer (1,041/1,575 t, 1926) was bombed and sunk in the Red Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Port Sudan by Fleet Air Arm aircraft. There were 78 dead and 95 survivors.[1][22]
Northern Prince   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ANF 24: The munitions ship (10,917 GRT, 1929) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Kythera, Greece (35°34′N 23°23′E / 35.567°N 23.383°E / 35.567; 23.383) by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[1][2]
Pantera   Regia Marina World War II: The Leone-class destroyer (1,743/2,648 t, 1924) was bombed and damaged in the Red Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Port Sudan by Fleet Air Arm aircraft. She was shelled and sunk by HMS Kingston (  Royal Navy) on the Arabian coast south of Jeddah after her crew had gone ashore. Only one crew was lost.[1][23]
Thorn   Germany World War II: The tanker (5,486 GRT, 1932) was shelled, torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 100 nautical miles (190 km) south west of Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Inférieure by HMS Tigris (  Royal Navy). German ships rescued 33 survivors in the next days. Casualties are not known.[1][24][25]
Tigre   Regia Marina World War II: The Leone-class destroyer (1,743/2,648 t, 1924) was bombed and damaged in the Red Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Port Sudan by Fleet Air Arm aircraft. She was shelled and sunk by HMS Kingston (  Royal Navy).[1]
Urania   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (7,099 GRT, 1914) was bombed by aircraft and scuttled in the Red Sea off Dahlak Kebir, Eritrea (40°00.19′N 10°39.52′E / 40.00317°N 10.65867°E / 40.00317; 10.65867) to prevent capture by the British. Wreck raised and scrapped in 1949.[26][27]
Westpool   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (5,724 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°12′N 27°40′W / 58.200°N 27.667°W / 58.200; -27.667) by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 35 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Havelock (  Royal Navy).[1][28]

4 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Adua   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (3,564 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa, Italian Eritrea.[1]
Arabia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,943 GRT, 1926) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Athenic   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (5,351 GRT, 1937) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (58°32′N 20°13′W / 58.533°N 20.217°W / 58.533; -20.217) by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine). All 40 crew were rescued by HMS Arbutus (  Royal Navy) and she sank the next day.[29]
Brenta   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,400 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
HMS Buffalo   Royal Navy World War II: The Trincola-class mooring vessel (750 GRT, 1916) struck a mine and sank off Singapore with the loss of 32 of her 46 crew.[1][30][31]
Conus   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (8,132 GRT, 1931) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°14′N 31°19′W / 56.233°N 31.317°W / 56.233; -31.317) by U-97 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 crew.[1][32]
Crefeld   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (8,045 GRT, 1921) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Frauenfels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (7,487 GRT, 1920) was scuttled at Massawa. She was later salvaged by the British, repaired and entered service as Empire Niger.[33]
Gerta   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (5,155 GRT, 1923) was scuttled at Massawa. She was later salvaged by the British, repaired and entered service as Empire Indus.[33]
Giovanni Acerbi   Regia Marina World War II: The Giovanni Sirtori-class destroyer (670/850 t, 1917) was sunk at Massawa.[1][34]
Harbledown   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (5,414 GRT, 1933) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°24′N 23°20′W / 58.400°N 23.333°W / 58.400; -23.333) by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Veteran (  Royal Navy).[1][35]
Imperio   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (488 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa. She was later salvaged.[1]
Lichtenfels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (7,566 or 7,457 GRT, 1929) was scuttled at Massawa. Wreck scrapped in 1950.[1][36]
Liebenfels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (6,318 GRT, 1922) was scuttled at Massawa. She was later salvaged by the British, repaired and entered service as Empire Nile.[33]
Marlene   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6,507 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°15′N 14°19′W / 8.250°N 14.317°W / 8.250; -14.317) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 60 crew.[1][37][38]
Oliva   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (7,885 GRT, 1921) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Proussa   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Kydoniai-class torpedo boat (262/320 t, 1916/1919) was bombed and sunk at Corfu by Italian aircraft. There were no casualties.[39][40]
Romolo Gessi   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,148 GRT, 1917) was scuttled at Massawa.[1] The wreck was scrapped in 1951.[41]
Salvus   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,815 GRT, 1928) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°05′N 1°27′E / 53.083°N 1.450°E / 53.083; 1.450) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew.
Sussanna   Greece World War II: The coaster (932 GRT, 1904) was bombed and sunk at Corfu by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Vesuvio   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,430 GRT, 1914) was scuttled at Massawa. Wreck raised in April 1953 and scrapped in Italy.[42]
HMS Voltaire   Royal Navy World War II: Action of 4 April 1941: The armed merchant cruiser (13,245 or 13,301 GRT, 1923) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (14°30′N 40°30′W / 14.500°N 40.500°W / 14.500; -40.500) by Thor (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 74 of her 269 crew. Survivors were rescued by Thor and made prisoners of war.[1]
Welcombe   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 26: The cargo ship (5,122 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°00′N 24°30′W / 59.000°N 24.500°W / 59.000; -24.500) by U-98 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Havelock (  Royal Navy).[1][43]
Whitby   United Kingdom The trawler (164 GRT, 1898) was bombed and sunk 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south south east of the Blackwater Lightship by Luftwaffe aircraft. All nine crew were rescued by another trawler.[1][44]
XXIII Marzo   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,006 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]

5 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Ena de Larrinaga   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,200 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (1°10′N 26°00′W / 1.167°N 26.000°W / 1.167; -26.000) by U-105 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by Almirante Alexandrio (  Brazil).[1][45]
Rattray Head   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (496 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) east north east of Aberdeen by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of three crew.[1]
St Clement   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (450 GRT, 1928) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (57°10′N 1°50′W / 57.167°N 1.833°W / 57.167; -1.833) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
U-76   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIB submarine (741/843 t, 1940) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland (58°32′N 20°15′W / 58.533°N 20.250°W / 58.533; -20.250) by HMS Arbutus, HMS Scarborough and HMS Wolverine (all   Royal Navy) with the loss of one of her 43 crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.

6 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Antonia C.   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,877 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa, Italian Somaliland. She was later salvaged.[1]
Capitano Bottego   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (2,316 GRT) was scuttled off the Dahlak Islands. She was later salvaged.[1]
HMS Comorin   Royal Navy The armed merchant cruiser (15,241 GRT, 1925) caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (54°34′N 21°20′W / 54.567°N 21.333°W / 54.567; -21.333) with the loss of 14 of her 419 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Broke, HMS Lincoln (both   Royal Navy) and Glenartney (  United Kingdom). Comorin was scuttled by HMS Broke.[1]
Daneland   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (289 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea off Rathlin Island, County Antrim by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[1]
Dunstan   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,149 GRT, 1925) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°09′N 8°22′W / 59.150°N 8.367°W / 59.150; -8.367) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of two crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Boadicea (  Royal Navy).[1][2]
Georgios   Hellenic Navy World War II: Battle of Greece: The naval auxiliary ship (146 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Lincoln Ellsworth   Norway World War II: The tanker (5,580 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (62°37′N 27°06′W / 62.617°N 27.100°W / 62.617; -27.100) by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine). All 29 crew were rescued by HMS Derbyshire and HMT Skyrock (both   Royal Navy).[1][46]
Lysefjord I   Norway The coaster (149 GRT, 1874) ran aground in Årdalsfjord, Norway, and sank. All aboard survived.[47]
Næraberg   Faroe Islands World War II: The trawler (352 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°30′N 5°30′W / 60.500°N 5.500°W / 60.500; -5.500) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Nazario Sauro   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (8,150 GRT) was scuttled off the Dahlak Islands. She was later salvaged.[1]
Nicolaou Zografia   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (7,156 or 7,050 GRT, 1917) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°10′N 12°30′W / 57.167°N 12.500°W / 57.167; -12.500) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 31 crew were rescued by Eskimo (  Royal Navy).[1]
Olga S   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,252 GRT, 1938) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°48′N 9°45′W / 55.800°N 9.750°W / 55.800; -9.750) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Chelsea (  Royal Navy).[1][48]
Riva Ligure   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (2,136 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa. She was later salvaged.[1]
HMY Surf   Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Greece: The naval yacht (496 GRT, 1902) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
HMS Torrent   Royal Navy World War II: The naval yacht (336 GRT, 1930) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall (50°05′N 4°57′W / 50.083°N 4.950°W / 50.083; -4.950) with the loss of over three crew.[1]
Tripolitania   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (1,722 GRT) was scuttled off the Dahlak Islands. She was later salvaged.[1]
Viking   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece: The salvage vessel (1,957 GRT, 1904) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]

7 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Acropolis   Greece World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (1,393 GRT, 1917) was sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe bombing or the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom). The whole crew survived.[1][49]
City of Roubaix   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (7,108 GRT, 1922) was sunk at Piraeus by the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom).[1][2]
Clan Fraser   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece: Bombed and set on fire at Piraeus, Greece, by Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 bombers of II Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 4, the previous day, the Cameron-class cargo ship (7,529 GRT, 1939) sank with the loss of six crew members after her cargo of TNT exploded, wrecking the harbour.[1][2]
Cyprian Prince   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (1,988 GRT, 1934) was damaged at Piraeus by Luftwaffe bombing and was beached at Salamis Island with the loss of four crew.[1]
Elisabeth   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (945 GRT, 1920) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east north east of Portscatho, Cornwall with the loss of ten crew.[1]
Elpis   Greece World War II: Battle of Greece: The tug was sunk at Piraeus by the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom).[1]
Evoikos   Greece World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (4,792 GRT, 1922) was sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe bombing or the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom).[1]
Halcyon   Greece World War II: Battle of Greece: The caïque (99 GRT) was sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe bombing or the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom).[1]
Kyrapanagia II   Greece World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (1,012 GRT, 1899) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Patris   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (1,706 GRT, 1911) was sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe bombing or the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom).[1]
Petalli   Greece World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (6,565 GRT, 1917) was set on fire at Piraeus by Luftwaffe bombing or the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom). She was towed out of port and scuttled.[1]
Portadoc   United Kingdom [50] World War II: The cargo ship (1,746 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°17′N 16°53′W / 7.283°N 16.883°W / 7.283; -16.883) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine). All 20 crew reached French Guinea, where they were interned by Vichy French authorities.[1][51]
HMT Roche Bonne   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (258 GRT, 1913) was bombed and sunk in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) south south east of The Lizard, Cornwall by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 11 crew.[1][52]
Styliani   Greece World War II: Battle of Greece: The cargo ship (3,256 GRT, 1896) was sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe bombing or the explosion of Clan Fraser (  United Kingdom).[1]
Sylvia   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (213 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°27′N 5°48′W / 61.450°N 5.800°W / 61.450; -5.800) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[1]

8 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Ahamo   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (8,621 GRT, 1926) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (53°22′N 0°59′E / 53.367°N 0.983°E / 53.367; 0.983) with the loss of 14 crew.[1]
Ardita   Italy World War II: The boat (19 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa, Italian Eritrea.[1]
Clelia Campanella   Italy World War II: The tanker (3,245 GRT, 1917) was scuttled at Massawa. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered British service as Empire Prize.[33]
Colombo   Italy World War II: The passenger ship (11,760 GRT, 1917) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Eskdene   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,829 GRT, 1934) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°43′N 24°21′W / 34.717°N 24.350°W / 34.717; -24.350) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were rescued by Penhale (  United Kingdom).[1][53]
Giove   Regia Marina World War II: The tanker (5,211 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa. Later salvaged, repaired and entered British service as Empire Trophy.[33]
Giuseppe Biglieri   Regia Marina World War II: The Giovanni Berta-class naval trawler (620 GRT, 1924) was scuttled at Massawa.[54]
Helena Margarita   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,316 GRT, 1915) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 330 nautical miles (610 km) west of Madeira, Portugal (33°00′N 23°52′W / 33.000°N 23.867°W / 33.000; -23.867) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 27 of her 36 crew Survivors were rescued by RFA Carndale (  Royal Fleet Auxiliary).[1][55]
MAS 204, MAS 206, MAS 210,
MAS 213 and MAS 216
  Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 204-class motor torpedo boats (12/14 t, 1918) were scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Ostia   Regia Marina The minelayer (615/850 t, 1926) was bombed and sunk at Massawa by Royal Air Force aircraft.[1]
Pirano   Italy World War II: The coaster (108 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa. She was later salvaged.[1]
Prometio   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (4,958 GRT) was scuttled at the Dahlak Islands. She was later salvaged.[1]
San Giorgio   Italy World War II: The coaster (90 GRT, 1899) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Sole   Italy World War II: The boat (15 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Trieste   Italy World War II: The coaster (96 GRT) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]
Tweed   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,697 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°43′N 15°11′W / 7.717°N 15.183°W / 7.717; -15.183) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 28 crew.[1][56]
Vincenzo Giordano Orsini   Regia Marina World War II: The Giuseppe Sirtori-class destroyer (670/850 t, 1917) was scuttled at Massawa.[1]

9 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Buesten   Norway World War II: The tanker (5,187 GRT, 1927) was bombed and sunk in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of Berry Head, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 28 crew.[1]
Craftsman   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (8,022 GRT, 1922) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (0°32′N 23°37′W / 0.533°N 23.617°W / 0.533; -23.617) by Kormoran (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 49 crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[1]
HMT D'Arcy Cooper   Royal Navy World War II: The examination ship (126 GRT, 1928) was bombed and sunk at Harwich, Essex by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew.[1][57]
Dudley Rose   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,600 GRT, 1929) was bombed and sunk in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of Berry Head by a Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111K aircraft. All sixteen crew were rescued.[1][58]
Duffield   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (8,516 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°13′N 23°40′W / 31.217°N 23.667°W / 31.217; -23.667) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 53 crew.[1][59]
Harpathian   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,671 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (32°22′N 22°53′W / 32.367°N 22.883°W / 32.367; -22.883) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 43 crew.[1][60]
John Pyemont   Royal National Lifeboat Institution World War II: The lifeboat was bombed and sunk at Tynemouth, Northumberland by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Lunula   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (6,363 GRT, 1927) struck a mine and was damaged at Thameshaven, Essex. She was declared a constructive total loss.[1]
HMT Marmion   Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (409 GRT, 1906) was bombed and beached at Harwich by Luftwaffe aircraft. Refloated on 10 May and eventually scrapped at Tilbury.[1]
Prins Willem II   Netherlands World War II: Convoy HX 117: The cargo ship (1,304 GRT, 1939) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°50′N 24°25′W / 59.833°N 24.417°W / 59.833; -24.417) by U-98 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by Klipparen (  Sweden) and Tuscan Star (  United Kingdom).[61]
Sund   Germany World War II: The coastal tanker (517 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Elbe.[2]

10 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1941
Ship Country Description
A 2   Hellenic Navy World War II: The A 1-class contraband chaser (58 t, 1926) was lost on this date.[62]
Alert   United Kingdom World War II: The fireboat was bombed and damaged at Ipswich, Suffolk. Declared a constructive total loss.[1]
Circeo   Italy World War II: The coaster (59 GRT) was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]
Dante   Italy World War II: The coaster (80 GRT) was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]
Greta   United Kingdom World War II: The fireboat was bombed and sunk at Ipswich. Declared a constructive total loss.[1]
India   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (6,366 GRT, 1925) was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea. She was later salvaged.[1][63]
Piave   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (7,565 GRT, 1919) was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea. She was later salvaged.[1]
Queen   United Kingdom World War II: The fireboat was bombed and sunk at Ipswich. Refloated two days later.[1]
Saleier   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (6,563 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°04′N 30°48′W / 58.067°N 30.800°W / 58.067; -30.800) by U-52 (  Kriegsmarine). All 63 crew were rescued by USS Niblack (  United States Navy).[1][64]
Sannio   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (9,384 GRT, 1920) was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea. She was raised in 1947 and scrapped in Genoa, Italy from November 1950.[1][65]
Scillin   Italy World War II: The coaster (57 GRT) was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]
Sicilia II   Italy World War II: The coaster (64 GRT) was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]

11 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Aegeon   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (5,285 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°55′N 15°38′W / 6.917°N 15.633°W / 6.917; -15.633) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 31 crew.[1][66]
Attiki   Greece ( Red Cross): World War II: The hospital ship (2,561 GRT, 1896) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 23 of the 166 people aboard.[67]
Draco   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,018 GRT, 1922) was bombed and damaged at Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 and II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 96 & 236 Squadrons, Regia Aeronautica. She was beached with the loss of one crew member. She was bombed again on 21 April and was declared a total loss.[1][2]
HMT Othello   Royal Navy World War II: The boom defence vessel (201 GRT, 1907) struck a mine and sank in the Humber with the loss of 11 crew.[1]
Retriever   United Kingdom World War II: The cable layer (674 GRT, 1909) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Phleva Island, Greece by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe with the loss of 11 of her 46 crew.[1][2]
Senji   Kingdom of Yugoslavia World War II: The coaster was scuttled to prevent capture at Island of Krk. Raised, repaired and put in Italian service.[68]
Triglav   Kingdom of Yugoslavia World War II: The coaster was scuttled to prevent capture at Island of Krk. Raised, repaired and put in Italian service.[69]
HMT Yorkshire Belle   Royal Navy World War II: The boom tender (56 GRT, 1938) struck a mine and sank in the Humber with the loss of four crew.[1]

12 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Arbel   Belgium World War II: The coaster (933 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft near the Longships Lighthouse (50°06′N 05°46′W / 50.100°N 5.767°W / 50.100; -5.767) with the loss of three crew.[1][70]
Chicago   United Kingdom World War II: The grain elevator ship was bombed and sunk at Millwall Dock, London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Drava   Royal Yugoslav Navy World War II: Invasion of Yugoslavia: The monitor (528 t, 1914/1918) was bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Čib. 54 crew were killed. There were 13 survivors.[71]
Kexholm   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (3,815 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°50′N 8°22′W / 59.833°N 8.367°W / 59.833; -8.367) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[1][2]
Marie Maersk   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (8,271 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus, Greece by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe. She was raised in March 1942 and towed to Trieste for repairs.[1][2][72]
Morava   Royal Yugoslav Navy World War II: Invasion of Yugoslavia: The monitor (441 t, 1892/1918) was scuttled to prevent capture. Raised, repaired and put in Croatian service (  Navy of the Independent State of Croatia).[73]
Nicolaos D L   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (5,486 GRT, 1939) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (1°54′S 22°12′W / 1.900°S 22.200°W / -1.900; -22.200) by Kormoran (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued and made prisoners of war.[1]
Persiano   Italy World War II: The tanker (2,474 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east of Tripoli, Libya (33°29′N 14°01′E / 33.483°N 14.017°E / 33.483; 14.017) by HMS Tetrarch (  Royal Navy).[1]
HMT Rypa   Royal Navy The naval trawler (31 GRT, 1919) foundered in Loch Ewe during a storm.
Sava   Royal Yugoslav Navy World War II: Invasion of Yugoslavia: The monitor (435/478 t, 1915/1918) was scuttled to prevent capture. Raised, repaired and put in Croatian service (  Navy of the Independent State of Croatia).[73]
St Helena   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,313 GRT, 1936) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°50′N 14°00′W / 7.833°N 14.000°W / 7.833; -14.000) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine). All 41 crew were rescued by HMS Wishart (  Royal Navy).[1][74]
Vardar   Royal Yugoslav Navy World War II: Invasion of Yugoslavia: The monitor (435/478 t, 1915/1918) was scuttled to prevent capture.[73]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Brattdal   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (4,968 GRT, 1935) was bombed and severely damaged at Volos, Greece by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one of her 28 crew. She was bombed again on 17 April and sank.[1][75]
City of Karachi   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,139 GRT, 1937) was bombed and damaged at Volos by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. She was bombed again two days later and declared a total loss.[1]
Corinthic   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,823 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°10′N 14°40′W / 8.167°N 14.667°W / 8.167; -14.667) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Malvina (  Netherlands).
HMS Rajputana   Royal Navy World War II: The armed merchant cruiser (16,644 or 16,444 or 16,568 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Denmark Strait by U-108 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 325 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Legion (  Royal Navy) and ORP Piorun (  Polish Navy).[1]

14 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Conquérante   Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Valliante-class gunboat (457 t, 1917) was bombed and sunk by German aircraft at Falmouth.[76]
Pericles   Norway World War II: Convoy AS 25: The tanker (8,324 GRT, 1936) was damaged in the Raid on Souda Bay, Crete, Greece when rammed by Italian explosive motor boats launched from destroyers Francesco Crispi and Quintino Sella (both   Regia Marina). Her cargo was salvaged and she was ordered to sail to Egypt. She broke in two in heavy sea and sank at 32°09′N 29°40′E / 32.150°N 29.667°E / 32.150; 29.667. The whole crew was rescued by HMS Grimsby (  Royal Navy).[1][77]
Suippe   Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Scarpe-class gunboat (604 t, 1918) was sunk by German aircraft. Raised, but not repaired.[78]
Trabzon   Turkey World War II: The cargo ship (2,485 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk at Laurium, Greece by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Ville de Liège   Belgium World War II: The cargo ship (7,430 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°50′N 29°30′W / 59.833°N 29.500°W / 59.833; -29.500) by U-52 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 of her 52 crew.[1][79]

15 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Aquila   United Kingdom World War II: The tug (59 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Hull, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Aurillac   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,733 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (37°09′N 18°42′W / 37.150°N 18.700°W / 37.150; -18.700) by Tazzoli (  Regia Marina) with the loss of one of her 41 crew.[80][81]
Clan Cumming   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,264 GRT, 1938) struck a mine and sank in Eleusis Bay (37°49′N 28°38′E / 37.817°N 28.633°E / 37.817; 28.633). There were no casualties. She had 110 persons on board including the crew, 3 gunners and 77 Prisoners of War.[1][82][83]
Goalpara   United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship (5,314 GRT, 1919) was bombed and damaged in Eleusis Bay by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. She was beached, all crew were rescued.[2][80]
Luciano   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (3,329 GRT, 1913) was torpedoed and sunk at Vlorë, Albania by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 815 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[1]
Quiloa   United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship (7,765 GRT, 1925) was bombed and damaged in Eleusis Bay by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of II Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. She was beached, all crew were rescued.[2][80]
Stampalia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (1,228 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk at Vlorë by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 815 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[1]

16 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Adana   Germany World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The cargo ship (4,205 GRT, 1922) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by the 14th Destroyer Flotilla,[Note 1] Royal Navy.[84]
Aegina   Germany World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The cargo ship (2,447 GRT, 1922) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya by Royal Navy ships.[85]
Amiens   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,548 GRT, 1918) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°25′N 5°35′W / 50.417°N 5.583°W / 50.417; -5.583) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[80]
Anglesea Rose   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,151 GRT, 1930) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°25′N 5°35′W / 50.417°N 5.583°W / 50.417; -5.583) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[80]
Arta   Germany World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The cargo ship (2,452 GRT, 1921) was shelled and beached in the Mediterranean sea off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia by the 14th Destroyer Flotilla, Royal Navy. She was torpedoed and sunk on 26 April by HMS Upholder (  Royal Navy).[80][86]
Baleno   Regia Marina World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The Folgore-class destroyer (1,218/2,063 t, 1932) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean sea by the 14th Destroyer Flotilla, Royal Navy.[87]
Bolette   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,167 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°25′N 5°35′W / 50.417°N 5.583°W / 50.417; -5.583) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight crew.[80]
Favorit   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (2,826 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°06′N 8°32′W / 60.100°N 8.533°W / 60.100; -8.533) by aircraft of KG 40, Luftwaffe. All 23 crew were rescued by the trawler Commander Horton (  United Kingdom) and HMS Lincoln (  Royal Navy).[80][88]
Iserlohn   Germany World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The cargo ship (3,704 GRT, 1922) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia by HMS Jervis, HMS Mohawk and HMS Nubian (all   Royal Navy).[89]
King Athelstan   United Kingdom World War II: the trawler was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland and was beached. Later repaired and returned to service.[80]
Lampo   Regia Marina World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The Folgore-class destroyer (1,218/2,063 t, 1932) was shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean sea by the 14th Destroyer Flotilla, Royal Navy. She ran aground in the action, but was subsequently repaired and returned to service.[90]
Luca Tarigo   Regia Marina World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The Navigatori-class destroyer (2,125/2,888 t, 1929) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean sea by the 14th Destroyer Flotilla, Royal Navy.[91]
Memas   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,359 GRT, 1900) was bombed and sunk at Chalkis by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
HMS Mohawk   Royal Navy World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The Tribal-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia, by Luca Tarigo (  Regia Marina) with the loss of 43 of her 219 crew.
Parnu   United Kingdom The cargo ship (1,578 GRT, 1909) collided with Fluor (  United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Cape Wrath, Sutherland. She sank the next day.[92]
Sabaudia   Italy World War II: Battle of the Tarigo Convoy: The ammunition ship (1,590 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia by HMS Jervis, HMS Mohawk and HMS Nubian (all   Royal Navy).[93]
Sir Ernest Cassel   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (7,727 GRT, 1910) was shelled and sunk off the Azores, Portugal by Thor (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued and made prisoners of war.[80][94]
Swedru   United Kingdom World War II: The ship (5,379 GRT, 1937) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°21′N 12°50′W / 55.350°N 12.833°W / 55.350; -12.833) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of 24 lives. She was scuttled by a Royal Navy ship on 19 April.[2][80]

17 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Damaskini   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,196 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Aegean Sea north of Euboea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Effra   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 464: The cargo ship (1,446 GRT, 1910) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the Cross Sands Lightship (  United Kingdom) (52°44′N 1°58′E / 52.733°N 1.967°E / 52.733; 1.967) by a Kriegsmarine schnellboot with the loss of two crew.[80]
Ethel Radcliffe   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,673 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea by Kriegsmarine schnellboot. She was beached at Gorleston, Suffolk with no loss of life amongst her 40 crew. The ship was bombed a number of times and was declared to be beyond salvage on 20 May.[95]
Montalto   United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship (623 GRT, 1902) was bombed and sunk at Rochester, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Nereus   Netherlands World War II: Convoy FS 464: The cargo ship (1,298 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by a Kriegsmarine schnellboot.[80]
Petrakis Nomikos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (7,020 GRT, 1914) was bombed and damaged at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached, but was later salvaged, repaired and entered German service.[1]
Profit   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,608 GRT, 1918) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom (51°47′27″N 1°30′33″E / 51.79083°N 1.50917°E / 51.79083; 1.50917) with the loss of 12 crew. HMS Wallace (  Royal Navy) was one of the ships that rescued survivors.[96][97]
Romagna   Italy World War II: The barque (195 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Greyhound (  Royal Navy) and HMAS Voyager (  Royal Australian Navy).[80]
Vanna   Italy World War II: The barque (279 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Apollonia, Libya by HMS Truant (  Royal Navy).[80]
Venezuela   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (6,991 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-123 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew and all eight survivors from Caroline Thordén (  Finland).[80][98]
Zagreb   Royal Yugoslav Navy World War II: The destroyer (1,190/1,629 t, 1939) was scuttled at Cattaro.[80]
Zamzam   Egypt World War II: The ocean liner (8,299 GRT, 1909) was shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic (27°41′S 8°08′W / 27.683°S 8.133°W / -27.683; -8.133) by Atlantis (  Kriegsmarine) with only 2 serious injuries and the eventual loss of 1 life. Three hundred and twenty survivors were rescued by the Atlantis and transferred the next day to the Dresden (  Kriegsmarine). After 4 weeks cruising the mid-Atlantic, the ship made a dash for France, on May 20 landing at Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Basses-Pyrénées, France.[80][99][100][101]

18 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1941
Ship Country Description
British Science   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (7,138 GRT, 1931) was bombed and sunk in the Kithera Channel (36°06′N 24°00′E / 36.100°N 24.000°E / 36.100; 24.000) by Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of 281 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica. All crew were rescued by HMS Hero (  Royal Navy).[2][80]
Champenois   France The cargo ship was driven ashore 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Casablanca, Morocco. She was declared a total loss.[102]
Chios   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,121 GRT, 1892) was bombed and sunk at Eretria by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
HMS Fiona   Royal Navy World War II: The troopship (2,190 GRT, 1927) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Sidi Barani, Egypt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 and II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 96 & 236 Squadrons, Regia Aeronautica with the loss of 53 crew.[2][80][103]
Fokion   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,158 GRT, 1910) was bombed and sunk off Psara by Luftwaffe aircraft. Two crew were killed.[80][104]
Franco Martelli   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (10,535 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (46°31′N 8°46′E / 46.517°N 8.767°E / 46.517; 8.767) by HMS Urge (  Royal Navy).[80]
Moscha L Goulandris   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (5,199 GRT, 1918) was bombed and damaged off Chalkis by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. After further bombing on 20 and 23 April she was declared a total loss.[80]
Panduah   United Kingdom World War II: The steel flat sank under tow (19°15′N 86°53′E / 19.250°N 86.883°E / 19.250; 86.883).[80]
V-709 Guido Möhring   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot (289 or 291 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay near Port Ley.[80][105]
Leon   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (750 GRT, 1896) was bombed and sunk off Psara by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
HMT Young Ernie   Royal Navy The naval trawler (88 GRT, 1924) collided with another vessel in the Tyne and sank.[80]

19 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Chu Tai   Republic of China Navy Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chu Yu-class gunboat (579/752 t, 1906), beached off Nankang, Fukien, China, since 1 June 1938, was destroyed there by Japanese aircraft.[106]
Fravis   United Kingdom World War II: The dredger (133 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Langstone, Hampshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
HMT Kopanes   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (351 GRT, 1915) was bombed and sunk off Northumberland by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
M-1101   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°40′N 4°55′E / 58.667°N 4.917°E / 58.667; 4.917) by Minerve (  Free French Naval Forces). (Look 14/04/1940)[80]
Margit   Panama World War II: The cargo ship (3,257 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Kalkara Creek, Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Samos   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (2,576 GRT, 1923) struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.[80]
Teti Nomikos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,882 GRT, 1902) was bombed and sunk at Chalkis by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]

20 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Assimina Baika   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,344 GRT, 1895) was bombed and sunk at Politika by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Ben Aden   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler sank after a collision in the St George's Channel.[107]
Chryssoroi   Greece World War II: The coastal tanker (379 or 374 GRT, 1892) was bombed and sunk at Fleva by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Empire Endurance   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner (8,570 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk south west of Rockall (53°05′N 23°14′W / 53.083°N 23.233°W / 53.083; -23.233) by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine with the loss of 66 of the 95 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Trillium (  Royal Navy).
Georges A. Dracoulis   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,570 GRT, 1912) was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Harry   United Kingdom World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Shadwell, London by Luftwaffe aircraft. Later raised and scrapped.[80]
HDML 1003 and HDML 1037   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launches were lost when Empire Endurance (  United Kingdom) was torpedoed and sunk.
Ithaki   Greece World War II: The passenger ship (675 GRT, 1894) was bombed and sunk in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Moschanthi   Greece World War II: The coaster (311 or 339 GRT, 1901) was bombed and sunk at Aigio by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Percy   United Kingdom World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Shadwell by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Psara   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Freccia-class destroyer (1,389/2,050 t, 1933) was bombed and sunk in the Saronic Gulf by Luftwaffe aircraft. 37 men were killed and 57 were injured.[80][108]
Pteroti   Greece World War II: The coaster (176 GRT, 1897) was bombed and sunk at Chalkis by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
R S Jackson   United Kingdom The spritsail barge (60 GRT) was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft. Later raised and scrapped.[80]
HMT Topaze   Royal Navy The Gem-class naval trawler (421 GRT, 1935) was rammed and sunk off the mouth of the Clyde by HMS Rodney (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 18 crew.[80]
Vasilefs Georgios   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Vasilefs Georgios-class destroyer (1,350/1,850 t, 1939) was scuttled in the Salamis Naval Base to prevent capture by German forces. Raised, repaired and put in Kriegsmarine service as ZG3 Hermes.[80]

21 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Archon   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,364 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk at Euboea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Bankura   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,159 GRT, 1912) was bombed and damaged at Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 and II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 96 & 236 Squadrons, Regia Aeronautica. After further damage in subsequent air raids she was declared a total loss.[2][80]
Calchas   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (10,305 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (23°50′N 27°00′W / 23.833°N 27.000°W / 23.833; -27.000) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of the 113 people aboard.[109]
Esperos   Greece ( Red Cross): The hospital ship (1,461 GRT, 1917) was bombed and sunk at Missolonghi by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Ioanna   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,192 GRT, 1901) was bombed and sunk at Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Prometeo   Italy World War II: The tanker (4,958 GRT) was attacked in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya, by HMS Truant (  Royal Navy) and ran aground whilst evading her torpedoes. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[80]
Regency   United Kingdom World War II: The tug (76 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary at Dagenham, Essex along with three or four barges. Two lives were lost. The Tug and one barge was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[80]
Thyella   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Thyella-class destroyer (352/380 t, 1907) was sunk by enemy action off Vouliagmeni near Athens.
Urania   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,953 GRT, 1902) was bombed and sunk at Tobruk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 and II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 96 & 236 Squadrons, Regia Aeronautica.[2][80]

22 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS A.16   Royal Navy World War II: The A lighter was bombed and damaged off Megara in the Mediterranean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft when they attacked the beached HMS York (  Royal Navy). She was later scuttled on 2 June.[80]
Aghios Markos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,514 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk at Peristeri by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Aliakmon   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Aliakmon-class trawler/auxiliary minelayer (500 t, 1926) was sunk in Corinth Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[110]
Athinai   Greece World War II: The coaster (968 GRT, 1894) was bombed and sunk at Itea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Avlis   Greece World War II: The coaster (223 GRT, 1888) was bombed and sunk at Raphina by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Blenheim   Kriegsmarine The troopship (1,807 GRT, 1923) caught fire and sank at Porsangerfjorden, Norway with the loss of 138 of the 286 people aboard. Wreck salvaged in 1946 and scrapped in 1948.[111]
Coronation of Leeds   United Kingdom World War II: The steam barge (87 GRT) struck a mine in the Thames Estuary off Thames Haven, Essex and sank with the loss of all three crew.[80]
Darmas   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,545 GRT, 1883) was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft.[112]
Frinton   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,361 GRT, 1903) was bombed and sunk at Megalo Pefko by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Hydra   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Freccia-class destroyer (1,389/2,050 t, 1932) was bombed and sunk in the Saronic Gulf by Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers. 42 crew were killed.[113][114][115]
Ioannis Nomicos   Greece World War II: The coaster (637 GRT, 1899) was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Corinth off Rhion by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Kriti   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,028 GRT, 1886) was bombed and sunk at Antirion by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties. She was later refloated and taken to Italy.[80][116]
Messarya Nomikou   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (985 GRT, 1895) was bombed and sunk at Nafpaktos by Luftwaffe aircraft. Later salvaged by the Germans and repaired.
Miss Elaine   United Kingdom World War II: The salvage vessel (364 GRT, 1933) was bombed and sunk at Plymouth, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft. Raised on 14 May, repaired and returned to service.[80]
Obra   Germany World War II: The coaster (551 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Griefswald, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.[80]
Pancration   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (2,171 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk at Milos by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Sea-Serpent   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece: The yacht (158 GRT, 1905) was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft in the Aegean Sea between Syros and Souda.[117]
Sokratis   Greece ( Red Cross): World War II: The hospital ship (1,134 GRT, 1904) was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Corinth at Antikyra by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were only two wounded but one died of his wounds.[80][118]
Teti   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (2,747 GRT, 1903) was bombed and damaged in Greek waters by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached to prevent her sinking.[80]
Thassos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,565 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk at Megara by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Thedol 2   Greece World War II: The coastal tanker (657 GRT, 1910) was bombed, set on fire and sunk in the Gulf of Corinth at Antikyra by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Theodora   Greece World War II: The tanker (1,054 GRT, 1918) caught fire, burned out and sank in the Gulf of Corinth at Antikyra as a result of Thedol 2 (  Greece) being bombed by Luftwaffe aircraft and set on fire. 13 crewmen killed.[80]
Thraki   Greece World War II: the cargo ship (1,532 GRT, 1913) was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Corinth at Sombraina by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Vita   United Kingdom ( Red Cross): World War II: The hospital ship (4,691 GRT, 1914) was bombed and severely damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 and II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 96 & 236 Squadrons, Regia Aeronautica. HMAS Waterhen (  Royal Australian Navy) rescued 498 people.[2][80]

23 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1941
Ship Country Description
A.1   Royal Navy World War II: The A lighter was bombed and damaged off Megara in the Mediterranean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later scuttled.[80]
Alberta   Greece World War II: The passenger ship (1,193 GRT, 1900) was bombed and sunk in the Saronic Gulf off Salamis Island by Luftwaffe aircraft. Six crew and 4 gunners were killed. There were 29 survivors.[119][120]
Assimi   Greece World War II: The coaster (722 GRT, 1905) was bombed and sunk at Krioneri, near Chalkeia, Greece by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][121]
Athina S   Greece World War II: The coaster (273 GRT, 1898) was bombed and sunk at Psathopirgos by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated. There were no casualties.[80][122]
Doris   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Alcyon-class torpedo boat (120/125 t, 1913) was scuttled at Porto Rafti.[123]
Elvira   Greece World War II: The coaster (372 GRT, 1898) was bombed and sunk at Chalkis by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][124]
Ellenis   Greece ( Red Cross): World War II: The hospital ship (876 GRT, 1902) was bombed and sunk. Later raised, then bombed and sunk by aircraft while under repairs at Naples, Italy in June 1943.[125][126]
Hydra   Greece World War II: The coaster (231 GRT, 1899) was bombed and sunk at Megara by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][127]
Katerina   Greece World War II: The tanker (2,398 GRT, 1887) was bombed and sunk at Methana by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Kerkyra   Greece World War II: The passenger ship (1,461 GRT, 1912) was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][128][129]
Kilkis   Hellenic Navy
 
Kilkis, with Lemnos in the background

World War II: The Mississippi-class battleship (13,000/14,465 t, 1908/1914) was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft.

Kios   Hellenic Navy World War II: Battle of Greece: The Kydoniai-class torpedo boat (266/325 t, 1915/1919) was damaged in Vouliagmeni Bay, near Athens, Greece, by Luftwaffe aircraft and then scuttled. Two crew were killed and three wounded.[130][131][132]
Korgialenios   Hellenic Navy World War II: The auxiliary minelayer (380 GRT, 1916) was sunk off Corfu by Luftwaffe aircraft without casualty. She was later salvaged and put in German service as UJ-2110.[133][134]
Kyma   Greece World War II: The coaster (273 GRT, 1904) was bombed near Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft and sank the next day in the port from damage suffered from near misses. There were no casualties. She was later raised by the Italians and put in service.[80][135]
Lemnos   Hellenic Navy World War II: The barracks ship, a disarmed former Mississippi-class battleship (13,000/14,465 t, 1908/1914), was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft.
Makedonia   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,831 GRT, 1899) was bombed and sunk at Trisonia-Spilia, Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft. One crew was killed.[80][118]
Marigo Matsas   Greece World War II: The tug (304 GRT, 1900) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus, Greece by Luftwaffe aircraft. One crew was killed.[118][136]
Nestos   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Aliakmon (Mersey)-class trawler/auxiliary minelayer (338 GRT, 1925) was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft at Psathopyrgos in the Gulf of Corinth. Her crew, that had suffered 15 wounded in air attacks on the two previous days, had gone ashore and there were no casualties.[137][138]
Nicolaos Nomicos   Greece World War II: The coaster (625 GRT, 1899) was bombed and sunk at Trisonia-Spilia, Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated by the Germans and towed to Piraeus, where she was scrapped.[80]
Nicolaou Georgios   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,108 GRT, 1930) was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Nauplia by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][139]
Paralos   Hellenic Navy World War II: The auxiliary minelayer (259 GRT, 1926) was sunk at Vouliagmeni by Luftwaffe aircraft. Salvaged and put in German service as UJ-2103.[133]
Policos   Greece ( Red Cross): World War II: The hospital ship (875 GRT, 1893) was bombed and sunk at Methana by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Ponta Verde   Brazil The tanker ran aground in the Strait of Magellan and was wrecked.[140]
Santa Clara Valley   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,665 GRT, 1928) was bombed and sunk in Nauplia Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of seven lives.[80]
Sifnos   Greece World War II: The coaster (2,290 GRT, 1917) was bombed and sunk off Melos by Luftwaffe aircraft. Four of her crew of nine were killed. She was later salvaged by the Germans and repaired.[80][118][141]
Stathis A   Greece World War II: The coaster (385 GRT, 1885) was bombed and sunk at Megara by Luftwaffe aircraft. There was no casualties.[80][142]
Tenedos   Hellenic Navy World War II: The naval tugboat (283 GRT, 1891) was sunk in Saronis Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. Salvaged and put in German service as UJ-2106.[133]

24 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1941
Ship Country Description
A 4   Hellenic Navy World War II: The A 1-class contraband chaser (58 t, 1926) was lost on this date.[62]
Aigli   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Alcyon-class torpedo boat (120/125 t, 1912) was scuttled in Saronis Bay.[143][144]
Alkyoni   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Alcyon-class torpedo boat (120/125 t, 1914) was scuttled in Vouliagmeni Bay.[145]
Andros   Greece ( Red Cross): World War II: The hospital ship (2,068 GRT, 1915) was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Corinth off Loutraki by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 3 lives.[80][146]
Arethousa   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Alcyon-class torpedo boat (120/125 t, 1913) was scuttled off Varkiza.[147]
HMY Calanthe   Royal Navy World War II: The armed yacht (370 GRT, 1898) was bombed and sunk off Milos, Greece by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Cavallo   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,268 GRT, 1922) was bombed and damaged at Nauplia, Greece by Luftwaffe aircraft. She sank the next day.[80]
Egeo   Regia Marina World War II: The armed merchant cruiser (3,311 GRT, 1927) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) off Tripoli, Libya by HMS Jaguar, HMS Janus, HMS Jervis and HMS Juno (all   Royal Navy). Only 36 of the 120 crew survived.[80][148]
Hellas   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (2,296 GRT, 1893) was bombed and sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one life.[80][146]
Kehrea   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,968 GRT, 1912) was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Frangolimano by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][146]
Kyriaki   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (5,528 GRT, 1912) was bombed and sunk at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Manna   Greece World War II: The coaster (238 GRT, 1912) was bombed and sunk at Aedipsos by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][146]
Petros   Greece World War II: The coaster (634 GRT, 1892) was bombed and sunk at Porto Heli by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated by the Germans and scrapped at Piraeus. There were no casualties.[80][146]
Popi S   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (2,083 GRT, 1904) was bombed and sunk at Milos by Luftwaffe aircraft. Two crew and two passengers were killed.[80][118][146]
Pylaros   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (932 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk at Galaxeidion by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][146]
HMS Rover   Royal Navy World War II: The Rainbow-class submarine (1,763/2,030 t, 1931) was bombed and damaged at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. Later repaired and returned to service.[80]
Simone Schiaffino   Regia Marina World War II: The Rosolino Pilo-class destroyer (770/912 t, 1915) struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Tunisia.[80]
Spetsai   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (379 GRT, 1904) was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Corinth off Psathopyrgos by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][146]
Ulster Prince   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Demon: The troopship (3,791 GRT, 1930) ran aground at Nauplia. She was bombed the next day by Luftwaffe aircraft and gutted by fire.[80]

25 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Anna Maria   Greece World War II: The coaster (149 gt, 1905) was bombed and sunk at Aigio by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Antoniette Lauro   Italy World War II: The troopship (5428 gt) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia by HMS Upholder (  Royal Navy).[80]
Dimitrios Nomikos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1171 gt, 1904) was bombed and sunk at Karystos by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged by the Germans, repaired and entered German service.[80]
Empire Light   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6828 gt, 1940) was torpedoed and sunk by Pinguin (  Kriegsmarine) north of the Seychelles (see Empire Light reference in Empire ships).
Kyzikos   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Kidonia-class torpedo boat was sunk at Salamis by Luftwaffe aircraft.[149]
Marios   Greece World War II: The coaster (602 gt, 1906) was bombed and sunk at Aigio by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Pennland   United Kingdom World War II: Operation Demon: The troopship (16 322 gt, 1922) was bombed and damaged off San Giorgio Island by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew. Approximately 350 people were rescued by HMS Griffin (  Royal Navy), which scuttled Pennland.[80]
Pergamos   Hellenic Navy World War II: Battle of Greece The Kidonia-class torpedo boat was scuttled at Salamis Naval Base, Greece.[150] (One source claims she was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft on 24 April 1941).[80]
Pittsburgh   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece The troopship was sunk by Luftwaffe bombers in the Gulf of Athens with the loss of four lives.[151][152]
Pleias   Hellenic Navy World War II: The auxiliary survey ship/minelayer (416 gt, 1926) was sunk off Missolounghi by Luftwaffe aircraft.[153]
Polyana   Norway World War II: Convoy OG 58: The cargo ship (2267 gt, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 12°45′N 28°21′W / 12.750°N 28.350°W / 12.750; -28.350) by U-103 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 25 crew.[154]
Sofia   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1722 gt, 1918) was bombed and sunk at Megara by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Thraki   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (982 gt, 1918) was bombed and sunk at Porto Heli by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Thraki   Greece World War II: The yacht was bombed and sunk at Myli by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]

26 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Kydoniai   Hellenic Navy World War II: The torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Morea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Lapponia   Finland World War II: The cargo ship (1172 gt) struck a mine and sank at Aalborg, Denmark. Later raised, repaired and returned to service.[80]
Maiotis   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1712 gt, 1888) was bombed and sunk in the Aegean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later raised, and scrapped in Venice, Italy, in 1949.[80][155]
Maria Stathatos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (6303 gt, 1922) was bombed and sunk at Myloi by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Mountpark   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4648 gt, 1938) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°17′N 12°21′W / 56.283°N 12.350°W / 56.283; -12.350) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of six crew.[2][80]
Murdoch   United Kingdom The cargo ship (2717 gt, 1941) sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[156]
Zakynthos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (960 gt, 1892) was bombed and sunk off Monemvasia by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]

27 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Astir   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,335 GRT, 1896) was bombed and sunk at Kapsalion by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][157]
Beacon Grange   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (10,160 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (62°05′N 16°20′W / 62.083°N 16.333°W / 62.083; -16.333) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 84 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Edouard Anseele (  Belgium) and HMS Gladiolus (  Royal Navy).[80][158]
Celte   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (943 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°20′N 11°00′W / 61.333°N 11.000°W / 61.333; -11.000) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[2][80]
Commander Horton   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (227 GRT, 1915) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 62°N 16°W / 62°N 16°W / 62; -16) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 14 crew.[80][159]
Costa Rica   United Kingdom World War II: Battle of Greece: The troopship (8,672 GRT, 1910) was bombed and sunk north of Crete by Luftwaffe aircraft. All aboard were rescued by HMS Defender, HMS Hereward, HMS Hero and HMS Phoebe (all   Royal Navy).[80]
HMS Diamond   Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Greece: The D-class destroyer (1,375/1,890 t, 1932) was bombed and sunk with all 149 hands in the Sea of Crete by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of KG77.
Evanghelos Georgiou   Greece World War II: The coaster (441 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Cythera by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Fragiscos   Greece World War II: The coaster (441 GRT, 1903) was bombed and sunk off Kythera Island, Greece by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][160]
Henri Mory   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,564 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west north west of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry, Ireland by U-110 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hurricane (  Royal Navy).[80][161]
Hollandia   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,759 GRT, 1912) was bombed and sunk at Ermioni by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
HMS Patia   Royal Navy World War II: The fighter catapult ship (5,355 GRT, 1922) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Northumberland by a Heinkel He 115 aircraft of III Staffeln, 506 Küstenfliegergruppe, Luftwaffe with the loss of 39 crew.[2][80][162]
Rimac   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (942 GRT, 1919) collided with HMT Lord Plender (  Royal Navy) in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of three of her crew and three crew from HMT Lord Plender, which rescued the survivors.[163][164]
Rimfakse   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,334 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°10′N 8°54′W / 60.167°N 8.900°W / 60.167; -8.900) by U-147 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 19 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hengist (  United Kingdom).[80][165]
Slamat   Netherlands World War II: Battle of Greece: The troopship (11,636 GRT, 1924) was bombed and sunk in the Argolic Gulf of the Peloponnese (37°01′N 23°10′E / 37.017°N 23.167°E / 37.017; 23.167) by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of KG 77 with the immediate loss of 193 of the 843 people aboard. Many survivors were rescued by HMS Diamond and HMS Wryneck (both   Royal Navy) but most were killed when those ships were also sunk. Only 5 survived.[166] The combined loss of Slamat, Diamond and Wryneck cost an estimated 983 lives. There were a total of 66 survivors from the three ships.[167]
S.N.A. 7   France World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Bon, Tunisia with the loss of 16 crew members.[80][168]
Tassos   Greece The coaster (363 or 333 GRT, 1891) was bombed and sunk at Ermioni by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[80][169]
HMS Wryneck   Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Greece: The W-class destroyer (1,100/1,470 t, 1918) was bombed and sunk in the Sea of Crete by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of KG 77. 107 crewmen killed. 27 crewmen were rescued by HMS Griffin (  Royal Navy), and 22 reached Suda Bay in the ship's Whale boat.

28 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1941
Ship Country Description
A 3   Hellenic Navy World War II: The A 1-class contraband chaser (58 t, 1926) was lost on this date.[62]
HMS LCT 15 (A 15)   Royal Navy World War II: The A lighter (372 t, 1940) was bombed and sunk with all hands in the Mediterranean Sea between Suda Bay and Monemvasia.[170]
Aikaterini   Greece World War II: The coaster (462 GRT, 1895) was bombed and sunk off Spetsopoula by Luftwaffe aircraft.
Aixos   Hellenic Navy World War II: The Aliakmon (Mersey)-class trawler/auxiliary minelayer (500 t, 1926) was sunk ay Syros.[171]
Caledonia   Norway World War II: Convoy HX 121: The tanker (9,892 GRT, 1936) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°03′N 16°10′W / 60.050°N 16.167°W / 60.050; -16.167) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 48 crew. Survivors were rescued by Zaafaran (  United Kingdom).[80][172][173]
Capulet   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 121: The tanker (8,190 GRT, 1932) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (60°16′N 16°10′W / 60.267°N 16.167°W / 60.267; -16.167) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 44 crew. She was torpedoed and sunk on 2 May by U-201 (  Kriegsmarine. Survivors were rescued by HMS Douglas (  Royal Navy) and Zaafaran (  United Kingdom)[80][174]
Clan Buchanan   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,266 GRT, 1938) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°24′N 62°46′E / 5.400°N 62.767°E / 5.400; 62.767) by Pinguin (  Kriegsmarine). All 107 crew were rescued by Pinguin.[80]
Eleni Canavarioti   Greece World War II: the coaster (797 GRT, 1886) was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
HMT Johanna Caroline   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (253 GRT, 1930) struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire with the loss of all hands.[80][175][176]
HMS LCT 5   Royal Navy World War II: The Mk 1-class Landing Craft, Tank (372 t, 1940) was bombed, beached and abandoned at Monemvassia Greece.[177]
Moncousu   United Kingdom World War II: The depot ship (1,420 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Plymouth, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Oilfield   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 121: The tanker (8,516 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°05′N 17°00′W / 60.083°N 17.000°W / 60.083; -17.000) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 47 of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT St Zeno (  Royal Navy)[80][178]
Port Hardy   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 121: The cargo ship (8,897 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°14′N 15°20′W / 60.233°N 15.333°W / 60.233; -15.333) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 98 crew. Survivors were rescued by Zaafara (  United Kingdom).[179]
U-65   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXB submarine (1,034/1,159 t, 1940) was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°04′N 15°45′W / 60.067°N 15.750°W / 60.067; -15.750) by HMS Douglas (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 46 crew.

29 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1941
Ship Country Description
Aetos   Greece World War II: The coaster (125 GRT, 1901) was bombed and sunk in Greek waters by Luftwaffe aircraft.[80]
Ambrose Fleming   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy EC 13: The cargo ship (1,555 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (53°14′N 1°08′E / 53.233°N 1.133°E / 53.233; 1.133) by S-29 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 crew.[80]
C 293   Royal Navy World War II: The C lighter was bombed and sunk at Plymouth.[180]
HMS Chakla   Royal Navy World War II: The armed boarding vessel (3,081 GRT, 1914) was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 and II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 96 & 236 Squadrons, Regia Aeronautica.[2][181]
Chiloe   Chile The passenger ship (1,846 GRT, 1909) ran aground on Puchoco Point and was wrecked.[182]
City of Nagpur   United Kingdom World War II: The passenger ship (10,146 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°30′N 26°00′W / 52.500°N 26.000°W / 52.500; -26.000) by U-75 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 lives. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hurricane (  Royal Navy).[80]
Elsi   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,433 GRT, 1891) was bombed and sunk in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Germans.[80]
Kalua   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (722 GRT, 1908) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of I Staffeln, Küstenfliegergruppe 506, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[2][80]
Konistra   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (3,537 GRT, 1907) was bombed and sunk in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged and repaired by the Germans.[80]
HMML 278   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch struck a mine and sank at Portsmouth, Hampshire with the loss of all hands.[80]
HMS Pessac   Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel (775 GRT, 1914) was bombed and sunk at Plymouth, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was raised, repaired and returned to service in 1942.[80]

30 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1941
Ship Country Description
CF 1   Kriegsmarine World War II: The CF 1-class river motor patrol boat (38/40 t, 1925) was lost on this date.[183]
HMS Fermoy   Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class minesweeper (710/930 t, 1919) was bombed and damaged at Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft and declared a constructive total loss. She was further damaged by bombing on 4 May and sank.
Lassell   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,417 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) south west of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (12°55′N 28°56′W / 12.917°N 28.933°W / 12.917; -28.933) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by Benvrackie and Egba (both   United Kingdom).[80][184]
HMIS Parvati   Royal Indian Navy World War II: The patrol vessel (1,548 GRT, 1927) struck a mine and sank in the Red Sea off Assab (13°11′N 42°54′E / 13.183°N 42.900°E / 13.183; 42.900) with the loss of 16 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy ship.[80]
HMS Peuplier   Royal Navy World War II: The tug (370 GRT) was bombed and sunk off Plymouth.[185]
HMT Trusty Star   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (96 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk at Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[80]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1941
Ship Country Description
A 32   Hellenic Navy World War II: The A 32-class contraband chaser was lost sometime in April.[186]
Georges A. Dracoulis   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,570 GRT, 1912) was bombed and sunk at Chalkis by Luftwaffe aircraft on 20 or 25 April.[80]
HMS LCT 1   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank (372 t, 1940) was bombed and sunk off Piraeus, Greece sometime in April or May.[187][188]
HMS LCT 15   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank was bombed and sunk off Piraeus, Greece sometime in April or May. (Look 28/04/1941)[187][188]
HMS LCT 6   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank (372 t, 1940) was scuttled off the south coast of Crete sometime in April or May.[189]
HMS LCT 19   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank (372 t, 1940) was lost in the Aegean Sea sometime in April or May.[190]
HMS LCT 20   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank (372 t, 1940) was bombed and sunk off Crete sometime in April or May.[191]
Point Judith   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,810 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk at Kythnos by Luftwaffe aircraft on 24 or 26 April. All crew were rescued.[80]
HMS Usk   Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine (630/730 t, 1940) was lost due to enemy action sometime on or after 25 April with the loss of all 31 crew.
Ypanis   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (1,459 GRT, 1909) was bombed and sunk at Stylis by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated in 1942 and placed under repair at Piraeus.[80]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The 14th Destroyer Flotilla comprised HMS Janus, HMS Jervis, HMS Mohawk and HMS Nubian.

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