List of shipwrecks in February 1941

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

1 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Nicolaos Angelos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,351 GRT, 1912) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 59°N 17°W / 59°N 17°W / 59; -17) by U-48 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew took to the lifeboats but were not seen again.[1][2]
Kai   United Kingdom Former Estonian cargo ship (1,251 GRT, 1904) struck a submerged object and sank in the Bristol Channel off Trevose Head, Cornwall.[3]
Königsberg-Preussen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (2,530 GRT, 1924) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Germany.[4]
Rockpool   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 19: The cargo ship (5,006 GRT, 1927) ran aground on Little Cumbrae and was declared a constructive total loss. Repaired and re-entered service in 1941 as Empire Trent.[5][6]

2 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Almond   Royal Navy World War II: The Tree-class naval trawler (505 GRT, 1940) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall with the loss of 19 crew.[1][7]
Pallieter   Belgium The cargo ship (168 GRT, 1931) foundered in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland (55°15′N 5°18′W / 55.250°N 5.300°W / 55.250; -5.300) after her cargo shifted during a storm.[8]
The Sultan   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (824 GRT, 1932) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (51°43′N 1°26′E / 51.717°N 1.433°E / 51.717; 1.433) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of two of her 14 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Lord St Vincent (  United Kingdom).[1]
Uso   Italy World War II: The armed tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea between the islands of Korčula and Lastovo, Yugoslavia. (Look Ursus 31/01/1941)[9]

3 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Arctic Trapper   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (352 GRT, 1928) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea east of Ramsgate, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 17 crew.[1][10]
HMS Crispin   Royal Navy World War II: The ocean boarding vessel (5,051 GRT, 1935) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) west of Ireland by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 141 crew. She sank the next day survivors were rescued by Copeland (  United Kingdom) and HMS Harvester (  Royal Navy).[1][11][12]
Dione II   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 20. The cargo ship (2,660 GRT, 1936) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°40′N 14°23′W / 55.667°N 14.383°W / 55.667; -14.383) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. She straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk the next day (55°50′N 10°30′W / 55.833°N 10.500°W / 55.833; -10.500) by U-93 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by Flowergate (  United Kingdom).[1][13][14][15]
Empire Citizen   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 279: The refrigerated cargo liner (4,683 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°12′N 23°22′W / 58.200°N 23.367°W / 58.200; -23.367) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 78 of the 83 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Clarkia (  Royal Navy).
HMS MGB 12   Royal Navy World War II: The BPB 70-foot-class motor gun boat (30/38 t, 1939) was damaged by a mine off Milford Haven. She sank on 6 February while under tow.[16]
HMT Midas   Royal Navy The naval trawler (89 GRT, 1910) collided with another vessel in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent and sank.[1]
Multedo   Italy The cargo ship (1,130 GRT) sank in the Gulf of Sirte.[1]
Reliance   United States With no-one aboard, the 9-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska.[17]

4 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Aghios Georgios   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (3,282 GRT, 1912) struck a mine and sank in the Suez Canal with the loss of three crew.[1]
Calafatis   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship (4,443 GRT, 1917) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°27′N 13°40′W / 56.450°N 13.667°W / 56.450; -13.667) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of 18 of her 31 crew.[1][13][14][18]
Duri   United States The 10-gross register ton, 36.4-foot (11.1 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the coast of Biorka Island in Southeast Alaska near Sitka, Territory of Alaska. The two people aboard survived.[19]
Empire Engineer   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship (5,358 GRT, 1921) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 54°21′N 23.°15′W / 54.350°N 23.250°W / 54.350; -23.250) by U-123 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 39 crew.
Forbach   Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker (7,908 GRT) was bombed and severely damaged at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France by Royal Air Force aircraft.[13]
Gwynwood   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,177 GRT, 1937) was sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber by a parachute mine with the loss of 11 crew.[1]
HMT Imbat   Royal Navy The naval trawler (92 GRT, 1918) collided with another vessel in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands and sank.[1]
John A. Essberger   Germany World War II: The coastal tanker (739 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Le Havre by Royal Air Force aircraft.[13]
Marie   United States The 10-gross register ton, 34.1-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel was wrecked near Kake, Territory of Alaska. The only person aboard survived.[20]
Ringhorn   Norway World War II: Convoy OB 280: The cargo ship (1,298 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°46′N 22°36′W / 55.767°N 22.600°W / 55.767; -22.600) by U-52 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 19 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Harvester (  Royal Navy).[1][21]

5 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Empire Breeze   United Kingdom The cargo ship (7,457 GRT, 1940) ran aground on Bondicar Rocks, off Amble, Northumberland. She was later refloated and repaired.
Ioannis M Embiricos   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship (3,734 GRT, 1934) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°41′N 12°26′W / 55.683°N 12.433°W / 55.683; -12.433) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. She sank the next day. All crew were rescued.[1][13][14]
Minnie de Larrinaga   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,046 GRT, 1914) was sunk as a blockship at Dover, Kent.[22]
Politician   United Kingdom The cargo ship (7,939 GRT, 1923) ran aground off Eriskay, Outer Hebrides and was wrecked.
Ranee   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,060 GRT, 1928) struck a mine and sank in the Suez Canal with the loss of nine crew.[1]
Ryfylke   Norway World War II: The refrigerated cargo liner (1,151 GRT, 1917) was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Stadlandet, Norway, by HMS Sealion (  Royal Navy). All 45 people aboard were rescued by Christian Bugge (  Norway).[1][23]
Snia Amba   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (2,532 GRT) was scuttled at Benghazi, Libya. She was later salvaged.[1]
HMT Tourmaline   Royal Navy World War II: The Agate type naval trawler (430 GRT, 1935) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off North Foreland, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft.[24]

6 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Angularity   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (501 GRT, 1934) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by S 30 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew. One survivor was taken as a prisoner of war.[1]
Maplecourt   Canada World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship (3,388 GRT, 1894) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°39′N 15°56′W / 55.650°N 15.933°W / 55.650; -15.933) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 37 crew.[1][25]
34 and 39 unknown World War II: The dredgers (1,500 GRT) struck mines and sank in the Suez Canal.[13]

7 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Bay Fisher   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (575 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north east of Bell Rock, Scotland with the loss of eight crew.[1][26]
Scottish Cooperation   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (513 GRT) struck a mine and was damaged in the Solway Firth off Workington, Cumberland. She was beached but refloated later that day.[1]

8 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Ramon de Larrinaga   United Kingdom The cargo ship (5,791 GRT, 1920) sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) off the coast of New Jersey, United States. She was beached the next day at Lewes, Delaware. Refloated on 26 June but declared a constructive total loss. Repaired and returned to service in 1942 as Empire Mersey.[5]

9 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Britannic   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,490 GRT, 1918) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of one crew member.[1]
Ciss   Norway The cargo ship (1,159 GRT, 1925) foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada. All crew survived.[27]
Courland   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship (1,325 GRT, 1932) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°53′N 13°13′W / 35.883°N 13.217°W / 35.883; -13.217) by U-37 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by Brandenburg (  United Kingdom).[1]
Dagmar I   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,471 GRT, 1903) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[1]
Estrellano   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship (1,983 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°53′N 13°13′W / 35.883°N 13.217°W / 35.883; -13.217) by U-37 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Deptford (  Royal Navy)[1][28]
IV Novembre   Italy World War II: The coaster (61 GRT) scuttled at Sirte, Libya.[1]
Jura   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,759 GRT, 1929) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of 17 crew.[1]
Kervégan   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 22: The cargo ship (2,018 GRT, 1922) foundered off Cape Agulhas, Nova Scotia, Canada (43°40′N 61°33′W / 43.667°N 61.550°W / 43.667; -61.550) with the loss of all 26 crew.[29][30]
Rosanna   Italy World War II: The coaster (205 GRT, 1937) was scuttled at Sirte, Libya.[1]
Tejo   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (967 GRT, 1916) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of four of her 15 crew.[1][31]
Tenax   Italy World War II: The coaster (115 GRT) scuttled at Sirte.[1]
Varna   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,514 GRT, 1924) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued. Varna sank on 16 February at 44°55′N 22°30′W / 44.917°N 22.500°W / 44.917; -22.500.[1]

10 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Boy Alan   Royal Navy The naval trawler (109 GRT, 1914) collided with another vessel in the Thames Estuary and sank. There were no casualty.[1][32]
Brandenburg   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship (1,473 GRT, 1910) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Madeira, Portugal (36°10′N 15°38′W / 36.167°N 15.633°W / 36.167; -15.633) by U-37 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 24 crew, plus all 30 survivors from Courland (  United Kingdom). The survivor was rescued by HMS Velox (  Royal Navy).[1][33][34]
Canford Chine   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 52: The cargo ship (3,364 GRT, 1917) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°51′N 17°35′W / 55.850°N 17.583°W / 55.850; -17.583) by U-52 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 36 crew.[1][35]
Heina   Norway World War II: Convoy SC 67: The cargo ship (4,028 GRT, 1925) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°09′N 31°09′W / 56.150°N 31.150°W / 56.150; -31.150) by U-136 (  Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by HMCS Dauphin (  Royal Canadian Navy).[36]

11 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Eamont   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (227 GRT) was bombed and damaged in the North Sea (58°15′N 3°26′W / 58.250°N 3.433°W / 58.250; -3.433) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All ten crew were rescued. She came ashore the next day and broke up.[1]
Iceland   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship (1,271 GRT, 1914) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine).[31]
John Dunkin   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (202 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 13 nautical miles (24 km) north by east of Buckie, Aberdeenshire by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[1]
HMS Snapper   Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine (768/960 t, 1935) was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°25′N 5°47′W / 47.417°N 5.783°W / 47.417; -5.783) by M-2, M-13 and M-25 (all   Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew.[1][13]
HMSAS Southern Floe   South African Navy World War II: The naval whaler (344 GRT, 1936) struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya with the loss of all but one crew. The survivor was rescued by HMAS Voyager (  Royal Australian Navy).[1][37]

12 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Borgestad   Norway World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (3,924 GRT, 1924) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira, Portugal (37°10′N 21°20′W / 37.167°N 21.333°W / 37.167; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 31 crew.[1][38]
Caledonian   United Kingdom World War II: The fishing boat (8 GRT) struck a mine and sank.[1]
Carso   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (6,275 GRT, 1923) was scuttled at Kismaya, Italian Somaliland. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered British service as Empire Tana.[1]
Derrynane   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (4,896 GRT, 1938) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°12′N 21°20′W / 37.200°N 21.333°W / 37.200; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[1]
Integritas   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,952 GRT) was scuttled at Kismaya.[1]
Gullmarn   Sweden The hulked barque was wrecked off Madeira.[39]
Marghera   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (4,531 GRT) was scuttled at Kismaya.[1][40]
Oswestry Grange   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (4,684 GRT, 1935) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°10′N 21°20′W / 37.167°N 21.333°W / 37.167; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lornaston (  United Kingdom.[1]
Perseus   Greece World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (5,172 GRT, 1919) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°12′N 21°20′W / 37.200°N 21.333°W / 37.200; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 crew.[1]
René Camaleyre   Vichy France World War II: The trawler (243 GRT) was sunk in the Bay of Biscay (43°30′N 1°42′E / 43.500°N 1.700°E / 43.500; 1.700) by HMS Tigris (  Royal Navy.[1]
Shrewsbury   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (4,542 GRT, 1924) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (36°12′N 20°12′W / 36.200°N 20.200°W / 36.200; -20.200) by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty crew.[1]
Uckermark   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (7,021 GRT, 1930) was intercepted off Massawa, Italian Somaliland by HMS Hawkins (  Royal Navy).[1][41] Her crew attempted to scuttle her. She was taken in tow but subsequently sank.[40]
Warlaby   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (4,876 GRT, 1927) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°12′N 21°20′W / 37.200°N 21.333°W / 37.200; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all but three crew.[1]
Westbury   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (4,712 GRT, 1928) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°10′N 21°20′W / 37.167°N 21.333°W / 37.167; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five crew.[1]

13 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Arthur F Corwin   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 106: The tanker (10,516 GRT, 1938) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (60°25′N 17°11′W / 60.417°N 17.183°W / 60.417; -17.183) by U-103 (  Kriegsmarine). She was then torpedoed and sunk by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 46 crew.[1][42]
Askari   Germany World War II: The ship (590 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and damaged off Kismayu, Italian Somaliland by aircraft based on HMS Eagle (  Royal Navy). She came ashore and was a total loss.[1][40]
Clea   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 106: The tanker (7,987 GRT, 1938) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°25′N 17°10′W / 60.417°N 17.167°W / 60.417; -17.167) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 crew.[1][43]
Moncalieri   Italy World War II: Operation Composition: The cargo ship (5,723 GRT) was bombed and damaged at Massawa, Italian Somaliland by aircraft based on HMS Formidable (  Royal Navy). She was later scuttled.[1]
Pensilvania   Italy World War II: The tanker (6,861 GRT) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk off Mogadishu, Italian Somaliland by HMS Hawkins, HMS Shropshire and aircraft based on HMS Eagle (all   Royal Navy).[1][40]
HMT Rubens   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy OG 52: The naval trawler (320 GRT, 1937) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°50′N 14°20′W / 48.833°N 14.333°W / 48.833; -14.333) by a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of all 21 hands.[1][13]

14 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Belcrest   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship (4,517 GRT, 1925) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 54°N 21°W / 54°N 21°W / 54; -21) by Michele Bianchi (  Regia Marina) with the loss of all 36 crew.[1][44]
Elisabeth Marie   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The coaster (616 GRT, 1914) straggled behind the convoy. She was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°58′N 12°30′W / 54.967°N 12.500°W / 54.967; -12.500) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of one of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Ottawa (  Royal Canadian Navy).[1][13][44]
Holystone   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 284: The cargo ship (5,462 GRT, 1927) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-101 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.[1][45]
MTB 41   Royal Navy World War II: The White 73-foot-class motor torpedo boat (37/44 t, 1940) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of two crew.[1]

15 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Alnmoor   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship (6,573 GRT, 1922) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south west of Rockall, Inverness-shire (55°40′N 25°15′W / 55.667°N 25.250°W / 55.667; -25.250) by U-123 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands, variously reported as 42 or 55.[44][46][47]
Furão   Portugal The tug (39 GRT, 1887) foundered at the mouth of Sado with the loss of seven crew.[48]
Marguerite   United Kingdom The cargo ship (286 GRT, 1883) collided in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire (53°51′N 0°25′E / 53.850°N 0.417°E / 53.850; 0.417) with Robert (  United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of two crew.[49]
Paris   United Kingdom World War II: The collier (1,509 GRT, 1927) collided with Woodstock (  United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire (54°26′N 0°24′W / 54.433°N 0.400°W / 54.433; -0.400). She was beached on 25 February with her back broken. She was subsequently declared a total loss.[50][51]
Woodstock   United Kingdom The collier (958 GRT, 1913) collided with André Thomé (  France) in the North Sea and sank.[52]

16 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Coryton   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,553 GRT, 1928) was bombed and damage in the North Sea off the Farne Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached in Budle Bay with the loss of one of her 40 crew.[53]
Empire Otter   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (4,670 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of Hartland Point, Devon. All crew were rescued.[46]
Juventus   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (4,957 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north east of Kuriat Island, Tunisia by Fairey Swordfish aircraft or 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. All 24 crew survived.[46][54]
Naniwa   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (340 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°15′N 12°30′W / 52.250°N 12.500°W / 52.250; -12.500) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of five crew.[13][46]
HMT Ormonde   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (250 GRT, 1906) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 18 crew.[55]
HMT Southsea   Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (825 GRT, 1930) struck a mine in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached with the loss of seven crew. She was declared a total loss.[46]
Thomas Deas   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (276 GRT, 1917) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of all 13 hands.[46][56]

17 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Ben Rein   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (156 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall with the loss of three crew.[46]
Casamance   United Kingdom

World War II: Convoy WN 83: The cargo ship (5,817 GRT, 1921) ran aground in the North Sea off Skinningrove, Yorkshire (54°34′30″N 0°54′00″W / 54.57500°N 0.90000°W / 54.57500; -0.90000) with the loss of nine of her 47 crew. She broke in two and was declared a total loss.[57][58]

Edwy R Brown   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 107: The tanker (10,455 GRT, 1938) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 61°N 18°W / 61°N 18°W / 61; -18) by U-103 (  Kriegsmarine). with the loss of all 50 crew.[46][59]
Empire Knoll   United Kingdom The coaster (2,824 GRT, 1941) came ashore in a gale at Tynemouth, Co Durham and was wrecked.[5]
Gairsoppa   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 64: The cargo ship (5,237 GRT, 1919) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (she was last reported at 54°00′N 14°00′W / 54.000°N 14.000°W / 54.000; -14.000) by U-101 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 78 of her 85 crew.
Kyle Rona   United Kingdom The coaster (307 GRT, 1910) missing after sailing from Maryport for Portreath with a cargo of coal with the loss of 8 crew.[60][61]
Patriotismo   Portugal The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Peniche with the loss of one of her eight crew.[62]
Siamese Prince   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (8,456 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°53′N 12°12′W / 59.883°N 12.200°W / 59.883; -12.200) by U-69 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 57 people aboard.[63]

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Black Osprey   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 107: The cargo ship (5,589 GRT, 1918) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 18°10′W / 61.500°N 18.167°W / 61.500; -18.167) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 crew of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Mosdale (  Norway).
Herzogin   Germany World War II: The captured British cargo liner was scuttled in the South Atlantic. (Look 20/02/1941)[64]
Marie Gilberte AD 158   Vichy French Navy The auxiliary minesweeper (286 GRT, 1918) was lost on this date.[65]
Middleton   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship (4,297 GRT, 1935) collided with Tungsha (  Norway) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (55°07′30″N 5°27′00″W / 55.12500°N 5.45000°W / 55.12500; -5.45000). All crew survived.[44]
Seaforth   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,459 GRT, 1939) was sunk by torpedo in the Atlantic Ocean (58°48′N 18°17′W / 58.800°N 18.283°W / 58.800; -18.283) by U-103 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 people aboard.[46][66]

19 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Algarve   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,355 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Sheringham, Norfolk by S-102 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[46]
Benjamin Franklin   Norway World War II: Convoy HX 107: The cargo ship (7,034 GRT, 1927) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°50′N 16°30′W / 58.833°N 16.500°W / 58.833; -16.500) by U-103 (  Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued, 7 by HMS Pimpernel (  Royal Navy) and 29 by Memphis (  Egypt), but the latter would be lost when that vessel foundered on 28 February.[46][67][68]
Empire Blanda   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 107: The cargo ship (5,693 GRT, 1919) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by U-69 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.
Enak   Germany World War II: The tug (180 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Ems.[13]
Fulham II   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,596 GRT, 1936) struck a mine in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached. She was later refloated and towed to Jarrow, Northumberland.[46]
Gracia   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 287: The cargo ship (5,642 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°39′N 7°24′W / 59.650°N 7.400°W / 59.650; -7.400 by a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. All 48 crew were rescued.[46][69]
Guilvinec   France World War II: The cargo ship (3,273 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of Saint Nazaire, Loire-Inférieure (44°48′N 3°01′W / 44.800°N 3.017°W / 44.800; -3.017) by HMS Tigris (  Royal Navy).[70]
Housatonic   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 287: The tanker (5,559 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°39′N 7°24′W / 59.650°N 7.400°W / 59.650; -7.400) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of three crew.[46]
Jacobsen   France World War II: The cargo ship (523 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Bayonne, Basses-Pyrénées by HMS Tigris (  Royal Navy).[46]
Jessmore   United Kingdom The cargo ship (4,099 GRT, 1921) collided with Baron Pentland and sank on 21 February in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Ireland.[71]
Lycia   United Kingdom World War II: The Admiralty requisitioned cargo ship (2,338 GRT, 1924) was sunk in Scapa Flow as a blockship.[72]

20 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Duquesa   Germany World War II: The captured 18/12/1940 British cargo liner (8,651 GRT, 1918) was scuttled at Mogadishu, Italian Somaliland.[46]
Fort Médine   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship (5,030 or 5,261 GRT, 1919) struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel off Swansea, Glamorgan (51°35′N 3°56′W / 51.583°N 3.933°W / 51.583; -3.933) with the loss of one of her 47 crew.[44][46] She was on a voyage from Wabana, Newfoundland to Swansea, Glamorgan.[73]
Grigorios C II   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (2,546 GRT, 1919) was captured and scuttled in the Indian Ocean west of the Seychelles by Admiral Scheer (  Kriegsmarine). All 27 crew were rescued and made prisoners of war.[46]
Marjory M Hastie   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (244 GRT) struck a mine off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached at Whitburn, Co Durham. She was refloated on 14 March.[46]
HMT Ouse   Royal Navy World War II: The Mersey-class naval trawler (324 or 462 GRT, 1917) struck a mine in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya and sank with the loss of 12 of her 21 crew.[74]
Rigmor   United Kingdom The cargo ship (1,278 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall (49°54′N 5°51′W / 49.900°N 5.850°W / 49.900; -5.850) by an aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All twenty crew were rescued by HMS Clare (  Royal Navy).[13][46][75][76]
Queenforth   United Kingdom World War II: The tug (204 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Swansea, Glamorgan by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was raised in 1942.[46]

21 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Canadian Cruiser   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (7,178 GRT, 1921) was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (6°36′S 47°18′E / 6.600°S 47.300°E / -6.600; 47.300) by Admiral Scheer (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued and made prisoners of war.[46]
HMT Lincoln City   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (398 GRT, 1933) was bombed and sunk at Tórshavn, Faroe Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft.[46]

22 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1941
Ship Country Description
A D Huff   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6,219 GRT, 1920) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by Gneisenau (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[46]
Harlesden   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (5,483 GRT, 1932) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°18′W / 47.200°N 40.300°W / 47.200; -40.300) by Gneisenau (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[46]
Kantara   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,237 GRT, 1925) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by Gneisenau (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were taken as prisoners of war.[46]
Lustrous   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (6,156 GRT, 1927) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by Scharnhorst (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were taken as prisoners of war.[46]
Marcello   Regia Marina World War II: The Marcello-class submarine (1,060/1,313 t, 1938) was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides, Scotland by HMS Montgomery (  Royal Navy).[46]
Rantau Pandjang   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (2,542 GRT) was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (8°24′S 51°35′E / 8.400°S 51.583°E / -8.400; 51.583) by Admiral Scheer (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[46]
Scottish Standard   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 287: The tanker (6,999 GRT, 1921) straggled behind the convoy after being bombed and damaged by a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe on 20 February. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°20′N 16°12′W / 59.333°N 16.200°W / 59.333; -16.200) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Montgomery (  Royal Navy).[13][46][77]
Texelstroom   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (1,617 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) off the coast of Iceland (63°15′N 20°30′W / 63.250°N 20.500°W / 63.250; -20.500) by U-108 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 25 crew.[46][78]
Trelawny   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,689 GRT, 1927) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by Gneisenau (  Kriegsmarine).

23 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Anglo Peruvian   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship (5,457 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-69 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Harberton (  United Kingdom).[46][79]
Cape Nelson   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship (3,807 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-69 (  Kriegsmarine).[46]
Huntingdon   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship (10,946 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°25′N 20°23′W / 58.417°N 20.383°W / 58.417; -20.383) by Michele Bianchi (  Regia Marina). All crew were rescued by Papalemos (  Greece).[46]
HMS Manistee   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy OB 288: The ocean boarding vessel (5,360 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°55′N 20°50′W / 58.917°N 20.833°W / 58.917; -20.833) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) and Michele Bianchi (  Regia Marina) with the loss of all 141 crew.[46]
Marslew   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,542 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°18′N 21°30′W / 59.300°N 21.500°W / 59.300; -21.500) by U-69 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Cheetah (  United Kingdom)[46][80]
Shoal Fisher   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (698 GRT, 1937) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel (50°40′N 4°50′W / 50.667°N 4.833°W / 50.667; -4.833). All crew were rescued.[46]
Silvia Tripcovich   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (2,365 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Kuriat Island, Tunisia (33°34′N 11°45′E / 33.567°N 11.750°E / 33.567; 11.750) by HMS Upright (  Royal Navy).[46]
Svein Jarl   Norway World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship (1,908 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-95 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 22 crew.[81]

24 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1941
Ship Country Description
British Gunner   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 289: The tanker (6,894 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 273 nautical miles (506 km) north East of Cape Wrath, Sutherland (61°09′N 12°04′W / 61.150°N 12.067°W / 61.150; -12.067) by U-97 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Petunia (  Royal Navy).[46][82]
Cape Nelson   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,807 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-95 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 38 crew. The survivors were rescued by Haberton (  United Kingdom).[83][84]
HMS Dainty   Royal Navy World War II: The D-class destroyer (1,375/1,890 t, 1932) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1 with the loss of 16 of her 145 crew.
Grootekerk   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (8,685 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 56°N 25°W / 56°N 25°W / 56; -25) by U-123 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 52 crew.[46][85]
Jonathan Holt   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 289: The cargo ship (4,973 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°10′N 11°55′W / 61.167°N 11.917°W / 61.167; -11.917) by U-97 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 51 of her 57 crew. Survivors were rescued by Copeland (  United Kingdom and HMS Petunia (  Royal Navy).[46][86]
Linaria   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,385 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 61°N 25°W / 61°N 25°W / 61; -25) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[87]
Louis Charles Schiaffino   Free France World War II: The cargo ship (3,089 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Philippeville by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe.[13]
Mansepool   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 289: The cargo ship (4,894 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°01′N 12°00′W / 61.017°N 12.000°W / 61.017; -12.000) by U-97 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Petunia (  Royal Navy) and Thomas Holt (  United Kingdom).[46][88]
Nailsea Lass   United Kingdom World War II: convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship (4,289 GRT, 1917) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by U-48 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 36 crew. Two of the survivors were taken as prisoners of war. The rest reached land in their lifeboats.[46][89]
Sirikishna   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,458 GRT, 1936) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 58°N 21°W / 58°N 21°W / 58; -21) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 crew.[46][90]
Temple Moat   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship (4,427 GRT, 1928) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°27′N 20°20′W / 59.450°N 20.333°W / 59.450; -20.333) by U-69 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 42 crew.[91]
HMS Terror   Royal Navy World War II: The Erebus-class monitor (7,200/8,450 t, 1916) was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea at Benghazi, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft on 22 February. She then triggered two mines as she left port. She was again bombed by Luftwaffe aircraft on the evening of the next day and was taken in tow by HMS Fareham and HMS Salvia (both   Royal Navy). She was scuttled on the morning of 24 February off Derna, Libya. All crew were evacuated to HMS Fareham and HMS Salvia.[92]
Waynegate   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,260 GRT, 1931) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°50′N 21°47′W / 58.833°N 21.783°W / 58.833; -21.783) by U-73 (  Kriegsmarine). All 41 crew were rescued by Léopard (  Marine Nationale).[46][93]

25 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Armando Diaz   Regia Marina World War II: The Condottieri-class cruiser (5,321/7,080 t, 1933) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sfax, Tunisia (33°34′N 11°45′E / 33.567°N 11.750°E / 33.567; 11.750) by HMS Upright (  Royal Navy).[46]
HMS Exmoor   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy FN 417: The Hunt-class destroyer (1,000/1,340 t, 1940) was either mined or torpedoed by S-30 (  Kriegsmarine), in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and sunk with the loss of 104 of her 136 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Commander Evans (  United Kingdom) and HMS Shearwater (  Royal Navy)
Globe   United Kingdom World War II: The Thames barge (54 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent with the loss of two crew.[46]
HMS Sarna   Royal Navy World War II: The naval whaler (268 GRT, 1930) struck a mine and was beached in the Suez Canal with the loss of one crew member.[46]
Torgeir I   Norway The cargo ship (431 GRT, 1919) was holed by ice and sank in the Skagerrak 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the Grønningen Lighthouse.[94][95]

26 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Amstelland   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (8,156 GRT, 1920) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (54°12′N 16°00′W / 54.200°N 16.000°W / 54.200; -16.000) by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow by abandoned on 28 February and sank.[46]
Beursplein   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship (4,368 GRT, 1920) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (54°12′N 16°00′W / 54.200°N 16.000°W / 54.200; -16.000) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 21 crew. She was abandoned and sank the next day.[46]
Brackelier   United Kingdom World War II: The motor barge (230 GRT) struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire. She was towing dumb barge Monarch (  United Kingdom) (315 gt), which also struck a mine and sank. A total of three crew were lost from the two vessels.[46]
Borgland   Norway World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (3,636 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Rockall, UK (55°50′N 14°00′W / 55.833°N 14.000°W / 55.833; -14.000) by U-47 (  Kriegsmarine). All 32 crew were rescued by HMS Pimpernel (  Royal Navy).[46][96]
Göteborg   Sweden World War II: The coaster (820 GRT, 1893) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Iceland by U-70 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 23 crew.[46][97]
H 415 Schaumburg-Lippe   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter (200 GRT, 1938) struck a mine and sank in the Ems.[13][46][98]
Kasongo   Belgium World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (5,254 GRT, 1918) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Rockall (55°50′N 14°20′W / 55.833°N 14.333°W / 55.833; -14.333) by U-47 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Campanula (  Royal Navy).[46][99]
Kyriakoula   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (4,340 GRT, 1918) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°02′N 16°25′W / 55.033°N 16.417°W / 55.033; -16.417) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[46]
Llanwern   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (4,966 GRT, 1928) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°07′N 17°06′W / 54.117°N 17.100°W / 54.117; -17.100) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 27 crew.[46]
Mahanada   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (7,181 GRT, 1914) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°07′N 17°06′W / 54.117°N 17.100°W / 54.117; -17.100) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of three crew.[46]
Melmore Head   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (5,273 GRT, 1918) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°07′N 16°00′W / 55.117°N 16.000°W / 55.117; -16.000) and was abandoned. She was taken in tow and beached in Kames Bay, Isle of Bute on 5 March. Later beached at Rothesay Bay awaiting repairs.[46]
Minorca   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,123 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk (53°04′N 1°23′E / 53.067°N 1.383°E / 53.067; 1.383) by S-28 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 of the 22 people aboard.[46]
Rydboholm   Sweden World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (3,197 GRT, 1933) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°32′N 14°24′W / 55.533°N 14.400°W / 55.533; -14.400) by U-47 (  Kriegsmarine. She was then bombed and sunk at 55°48′N 14°25′W / 55.800°N 14.417°W / 55.800; -14.417 by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 28 crew were rescued by HMS Pimpernel (  Royal Navy).[46][100]
Solferino   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (2,580 GRT, 1918) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°02′N 16°25′W / 55.033°N 16.417°W / 55.033; -16.417) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondon aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of three of her 31 crew.[46][101]
Swinburne   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (4,659 GRT, 1917) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°00′N 16°58′W / 54.000°N 16.967°W / 54.000; -16.967) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[46]
Teneriffa   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (5,655 GRT, 1922) was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel (51°30′N 4°55′W / 51.500°N 4.917°W / 51.500; -4.917) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 36 crew were rescued by Perdita (  United Kingdom).[46][102]

27 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Adele Ohlrogge   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (1,371 GRT, 1894) struck a mine and sank in the Jade Bight.[46]
Christabelle   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (203 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (61°27′N 6°05′W / 61.450°N 6.083°W / 61.450; -6.083) with the loss of ten crew.[46]
Empire Tiger   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 109: The cargo ship (4,886 GRT, 1919) was reported in the Atlantic Ocean heading for the Clyde. No further trace, lost with all 34 hands.[5][103][104]
Noss Head   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (438 GRT, 1921) sank in the North Sea off Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire with the loss of all 12 hands.[46][105]
Old Charlton   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,562 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk in the English Channel (51°57′N 1°40′W / 51.950°N 1.667°W / 51.950; -1.667) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member. The survivors were rescue by Catherine Hawksfield (  United Kingdom).[26][46]
Ramb I   Regia Marina
 
Ramb I

World War II: Action of 27 February 1941: The auxiliary cruiser (3,667 GRT, 1937) was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean off the Maldive Islands by HMNZS Leander (  (Royal New Zealand Navy). 112 survivors were rescued by HMNZS Leander.

HMT Remillo   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (266 GRT, 1917) struck a mine and sank in the Humber with the loss of 17 crew.[46][106]
Stanwold   United Kingdom The cargo ship (1,020 GRT, 1909) was last sighted in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west south west of Selsey Bill, Sussex.[46]
Stjørnfjord   Norway The auxiliary schooner (154 GRT, 1878) ran aground at Madsøgalten, Leka, Norway, and was wrecked.[107][108]

28 FebruaryEdit

For the sinking of the drifter New Comet on this day, see the entry for 23 November 1940
List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Anchises   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (10,046 GRT, 1911) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west of Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland (55°30′N 13°17′W / 55.500°N 13.283°W / 55.500; -13.283) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 16 lives. The survivors were rescued by HMCS Assiniboine (  Royal Canadian Navy) and HMS Kingcup (  Royal Navy).[46]
Baltistan   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship (6,803 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°52′N 19°55′W / 51.867°N 19.917°W / 51.867; -19.917) by Michele Bianchi (  Regia Marina) with the loss of 51 of the 69 people aboard.[46]
Bore VIII   Finland The cargo ship (4,528 GRT) foundered in the Hubertgat, off the coast of Lower Saxony, Germany.[109]
Cabenda   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (534 GRT, 1936) struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel off Swansea, Glamorgan (51°34′N 3°54′W / 51.567°N 3.900°W / 51.567; -3.900) with the loss of one crew member.[46] She was on a voyage from Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex to Briton Ferry, Glamorgan.[73]
Effna   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (6,461 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 15°45′W / 61.500°N 15.750°W / 61.500; -15.750) by U-108 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[46][110]
Holmelea   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 109: The cargo ship (4,223 GRT, 1928) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°24′N 17°25′W / 54.400°N 17.417°W / 54.400; -17.417) by U-47 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Baldur (  Iceland).[46][111]
MA/SB 3   Royal Navy World War II: The motor anti-submarine boat struck a mine and was beached in the Suez Canal. There was no casualty. She was refloated on 3 March and towed to Suez, Egypt.[46]
Memphis   Egypt The cargo ship (2,324 GRT, 1920) foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (56°40′N 10°20′W / 56.667°N 10.333°W / 56.667; -10.333) with the loss of all aboard, including 29 survivors of the Benjamin Franklin.[68][67]
Persier   Belgium The cargo ship (5,382 GRT, 1918) ran aground off Myrdalladur, Iceland, during a storm and was severely damaged. She was later refloated and towed to Reykjavík for repairs.

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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1941
Ship Country Description
Thor   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Thor-class river gunboat was sunk at Vlissingen by Allied aircraft sometime in February.[112]
Santa Clara   Brazil Listed as missing Southwest of Bermuda February 1941 while on a voyage from Newport News to Rio de Janeiro. (Look 14/03/1941)

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Ship events in 1941
Ship launches: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Ship commissionings: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Ship decommissionings: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Shipwrecks: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946