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List of shipwrecks in January 1940

The list of shipwrecks in January 1940 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1940. Most of the ships listed here were lost in connection with World War II.

1 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Highland Patriot   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk west of Ireland by U-38 (  Kriegsmarine with the loss of three of her 143 crew. This was on 1 October.[1]
Johann Schulte   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was wrecked and sank off Buholmråsa, Norway.[2]
Lars Magnus Trozelli   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°14′N 1°38′W / 58.233°N 1.633°W / 58.233; -1.633) by U-58 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 22 crew. The survivors were rescued by Ask (  Norway).[3][4][5]
Leo   Finland Winter War: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off Turku, Finland by Soviet aircraft.[6]
Turkan   Turkey The cargo ship foundered in the Black Sea with the loss of all 20 crew.[7]

2 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Thor   Finland Winter War: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Turku, Finland by Soviet Air Force aircraft.[8]

3 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Kiruna   Sweden The cargo ship sank in the Bay of Biscay (45°20′N 25°10′W / 45.333°N 25.167°W / 45.333; -25.167).[3][9]
Motorina   Greece The tanker ran aground on Chios and was wrecked.[10]
R-5   Kriegsmarine The R-1-class minesweeper was crushed by ice and sank off Stolpmünde, Germany.[6]
S-2   Soviet Navy Winter War: The S-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Märket with the loss of all 53 crew.[11]
Svartön   Sweden World War II: Convoy HN 6: The cargo ship romped ahead of the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk off the north coast of Scotland (57°48′N 1°47′W / 57.800°N 1.783°W / 57.800; -1.783) by U-58 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 31 crew. The 11 survivors were rescued by HMT Oak (  Royal Navy).[3][12][13]

4 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Ardongorm   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near Dodman Point, Cornwall and was wrecked.[14]
Maigue   Ireland The cargo ship ran aground on Cape Clear Island in fog. She was severely damaged and subsequently scrapped.[15]
Swarthy   United Kingdom The tug sank at Portsmouth, Hampshire. Later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[3]

5 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Fenris   Sweden Winter War: The coaster was torpedoed and damaged in the Gulf of Finland off the Sydost Brottens Lightship by ShCh-311 (  Soviet Navy). The wreck drifted ashore north west of the lightship, all crew were rescued.[3][16]
HMT Kingston Cornelian   Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with Chella (  France) in the Mediterranean Sea east of Gibraltar and sank. Her depth charges exploded, killing all 18 crew.[3][17][18]
Rothesay Castle   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Sanaig Point, Islay, Argyllshire. All crew were rescued by Englishman (  United Kingdom).[3][19]

6 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Barsac   Marine Nationale The armed patrol ship ran aground on the Isalons Rocks, Vigo, Galicia, Spain and sank with the loss of 18 crew.[20]
Beltinge   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Les Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France and was wrecked.[21]
British Liberty   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north east of the Dyck Lightship with the loss of 24 crew.[3][22]
City of Marseilles   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Firth of Tay. She was abandoned with the loss of one of her 164 crew. Survivors were rescued by the Broughty Ferry lifeboat Mona (  Royal National Lifeboat Institution), a Royal Air Force launch and a pilot cutter. She was later boarded by personnel from HMT Cranefly, HMT Sturton and HMT Suilven (all   Royal Navy) and towed into Dundee, Scotland. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[23]
Eta   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west of the Outer Gabbard Lightship (  United Kingdom). All crew were rescued.[3]
Gloreda   Australia The ship caught fire and sank in Hervey Bay, Queensland.[24]
Frankenwald   Germany The cargo ship ran aground on Bratholmen, Norway and sank. All 48 crew were rescued.[25]
Sampo   Merivoimat The icebreaker ran aground. Salvaged in the Spring of 1940.[26]

7 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Cedrington Court   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Goodwin Sands, Kent 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north east of the North Goodwin Lightship (55°15′N 1°35′E / 55.250°N 1.583°E / 55.250; 1.583). All 34 crew were rescued.[3][27][28]
Dicido   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Tjoroneset and was wrecked.[29]
HMS Seahorse   Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was depth charged and sunk north west of Heligoland M-122 and M-132 (both   Kriegsmarine). All 39 crew were lost.[30][31]
Towneley   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Margate, Kent. All crew were rescued by the Margate lifeboat.[3][32]
HMS Undine   Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was depth charged and damaged south west of Heligoland by M-1201. M-1204, and M-1207 (all   Kriegsmarine) and was subsequently scuttled. All crew was rescued by the German ships.[30]

8 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Atlantic Scout   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north east of Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France and was wrecked. She was refloated and beached at Boulogne, where the wreck was broken up in 1949.[33]
Tynehome   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Gitano (  United Kingdom) and sank. Ten survivors were rescued by Gitano. Four crew were lost.[3][34]

9 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Dunbar Castle   United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner struck a mine off North Foreland, Kent and sank with the loss of 152 lives[35][36]
Gowrie   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire by aircraft of Fliegerkorps X, Luftwaffe. All 12 crew were rescued.[3][37][38]
Montauban   Free France The collier ran aground on Saltscar Rocks, Redcar, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (54°37′45″N 1°02′27″W / 54.62917°N 1.04083°W / 54.62917; -1.04083). All 39 crew were rescued by the Redcar life-boat. She broke up on 15 January.[39][40][41]
Oakgrove   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off Cromer, Norfolk by aircraft of Fliegerkorps X, Luftwaffe with the loss of one crewmember.[3][42]
HMS Starfish   Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Heligoland Bight by M-7 (  Kriegsmarine). She was forced on the surface and subsequently sank. All crew were rescued and taken as prisoners of war.
Tonis Chandris   Greece World War II: The cargo ship ran aground on Unst, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom and was wrecked. All crew were rescued by the Lerwick lifeboat.[3][43]
Truida   Netherlands World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea west of Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom (51°27′N 1°50′E / 51.450°N 1.833°E / 51.450; 1.833). All crew were rescued by Friso (  Netherlands).[3][44]
Upminster   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged off Cromer (53°03′N 1°29′E / 53.050°N 1.483°E / 53.050; 1.483) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of three crew. She sank the next day.[3][38][45]

10 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Axel   Germany World War II: The naval trawler collided off Kiel with Grille (  Kriegsmarine) and sank.[46]
Bahia Blanca   Germany World War II: The blockade-running cargo liner struck an iceberg in the Denmark Strait (66°09′N 26°20′E / 66.150°N 26.333°E / 66.150; 26.333). She was subsequently shelled and sunk by HMS Newcastle (  Royal Navy). All 62 crew were rescued by the trawler Hafstein (  Iceland).[3][46][47]
Bucuresti   Romania The ocean liner ran aground on Samothrace Islands rocks, in the Aegean Sea. All the crew was saved. She was subsequently towed to Greece and scrapped.[48]
HMS Canton   Royal Navy World War II: The armed merchant cruiser ran aground off Barra Head, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Refloated on 12 January but beached on 17 January at Holy Loch. Later repaired and returned to service.[3][49]
Hertha   Norway The cargo ship collided with a French vessel off the Welsh coast and was beached.[50]
Manx   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°30′N 1°33′W / 58.500°N 1.550°W / 58.500; -1.550) by U-19 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 19 crew. Survivors were rescued by Iris and Leka (both   Norway).[51][52]

11 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Croxton   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°20′N 2°40′E / 53.333°N 2.667°E / 53.333; 2.667) by aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe. All nine crew were rescued.[53]
Dietrich Hasseldieck   Germany World War II: The trawler struck a mine laid in 1939 by Vesihiisi (  Finnish Navy) and sank in the Baltic Sea off Paldiski, Estonia. Two of the seven crew were killed.[46][54][55]
El Oso   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 14B: The tanker struck a mine and sank 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of the Mersey Lightship (  United Kingdom) (53°32′N 3°25′W / 53.533°N 3.417°W / 53.533; -3.417) with the loss of three of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Walker (  Royal Navy).[3][56][57]
Fredville   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°25′N 1°10′W / 58.417°N 1.167°W / 58.417; -1.167) by U-23 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 15 crew. The survivors were rescued by the trawler May (  United Kingdom).[3][58]
Keynes   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°47′N 0°46′E / 53.783°N 0.767°E / 53.783; 0.767) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 17 crew were rescued.[3][53]
Leonard Pearce   United Kingdom Convoy HX 14: The cargo ship collided with Blairmore (  United Kingdom) and sank in the Bristol Channel off the Bull Point Lighthouse, Devon. All 17 crew were rescued.[3][56][59]
HMT Lucida   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank off the mouth of the Tyne (55°00′N 0°53′W / 55.000°N 0.883°W / 55.000; -0.883) with the loss of one crewmember.[3][60]
HMS Princess   Royal Navy The armed yacht collided with Blairmore (  United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel and sank. All crew were rescued by Blairmore.[61]
Traviata   Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) south east of the Cromer Knoll and sank. All 29 people on board were rescued.[53][62][63]

12 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Danmark   Denmark World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged by U-23 (  Kriegsmarine) east of South Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (58°59′N 2°52′W / 58.983°N 2.867°W / 58.983; -2.867). The stern section sank on 21 January in Inganess Bay. The bow section was used as a storage hulk at Inverkeithing, Fife.[3][64]
Granta   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) off the Cromer Knoll Lightship (  United Kingdom) (53°13′N 1°21′E / 53.217°N 1.350°E / 53.217; 1.350) with the loss of 12 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Stork (  Royal Navy) and the fishing vessels Fulham IV and Robur VIII (both   United Kingdom).[3][53]
Kastor   Estonia The cargo ship ran aground off Lysekil, Sweden.[65]
HMT Valdora   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk by aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe with the loss of all ten crew.[3]
William Ivey   United Kingdom World War II: The fishing vessel was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off St Abb's Head, Berwickshire.[66]

13 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Aura II   Merivoimat Winter War: The escort vessel and former presidential yacht was sunk by one of her own depth charges as it exploded in its thrower while she was attacking Shch-324 (  Soviet Navy) off Märket Island, Baltic Sea (60°23′N 19°10′E / 60.383°N 19.167°E / 60.383; 19.167) with the loss of 26 of her 41 crew.
Duchess of York   United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground off the west coast of Scotland and was severely damaged. She was refloated on 17 January, repaired and returned to service.[67]
Fire King   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Duke of Lancaster (  United Kingdom) off the Isle of Man and sank with the loss of one crew member.[68]
Sylvia   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea north east of Aberdeen (58°45′N 1°12′W / 58.750°N 1.200°W / 58.750; -1.200) by U-20 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 20 crew.[69][70][71]

14 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Albert Janus   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted by Victor Schoelcher (  Marine Nationale) 75 nautical miles (139 km) west of Cape Finisterre, Spain and was scuttled by her crew.[3][46]
Hullgate   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Moyle (  United Kingdom) in the Scheldt, Belgium and sank.[72]
St Lucia   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine in the North Sea and sank with the loss of all 12 crew.[73]

15 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Arendskerk   Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (46°55′N 6°34′W / 46.917°N 6.567°W / 46.917; -6.567) by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine) and sunk. All 65 people on board were rescued by Fedora (  Italy).[3][74][75]
Fagerheim   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 80 nautical miles (150 km) south west of Ouessant (47°20′N 6°16′E / 47.333°N 6.267°E / 47.333; 6.267) by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 19 crew. The survivors were rescued by Iris (  Greece).[3][76][77][78]
Meuse   Belgium The cargo ship departed from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom for Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium. No further trace.[79]
Newhaven   United Kingdom World War II: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) south south east of Lowestoft, Suffolk.[3][80]
Panachandros   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine).[3]
Seiho Maru No. 1   Japan The fishing schooner ran aground on a reef off the south east tip of Guam. Her 24 crewmen are rescued by USS Penguin (  United States Navy). She is later salvaged.[81]

16 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Chile   Denmark The cargo ship ran aground in the Kattegat.[82]
Gracia   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 287: The passenger ship struck a mine in the Irish Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of the Bar Lightship (  United Kingdom) and was beached. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[67][83]
Inverdargle   Ireland World War II: Convoy HXF 15: The tanker struck a mine and sank off the south west coast of England (51°51′N 3°43′W / 51.850°N 3.717°W / 51.850; -3.717). There was no survivors. Depending of sources, there were 44, 46 or 49 dead.[77][84][85][86]
Joséphine Charlotte   Belgium World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in The Downs, Kent, United Kingdom (51°32′N 1°33′E / 51.533°N 1.550°E / 51.533; 1.550) and sank with the loss of four crew. The survivors were rescued by Mickleton (  United Kingdom).[3]
Mandros   Greece The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean north west of County Donegal, Ireland.[87]
Panachrandos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, Finistère, France (48°30′N 9°10′W / 48.500°N 9.167°W / 48.500; -9.167) by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 31 crew.[88]
Pelinaion   Greece The cargo ship ran aground off St. David's Head, Bermuda and was wrecked.[89]
Premuda   Italy The cargo ship collided with a lightship and was beached on the Goodwin Sands, Kent.[84]

17 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Asteria   Greece World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea 9.5 nautical miles (17.6 km) north east of the Happisburgh Lighthouse, Norfolk and sank with the loss of 13 of the 25 people on board. A fourteenth crewmember died two days later.[3][77][85]
Brake Lightship   United Kingdom World War II: The lightship sank off Goodwin Sands, Kent after being rammed by Ernani (  Italy).[84]
Cairnross   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HXF 16: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Liverpool Bay (53°32′N 3°27′W / 53.533°N 3.450°W / 53.533; -3.450). All 48 crew were rescued by HMS Mackay (  Royal Navy).[77][84][90][91]
Enid   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged off Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by U-25 (  Kriegsmarine). The 16 crew were rescued by Kina (  Denmark) and the fishing vessel Granada (  United Kingdom). The wreck was scuttled by HMS Firedrake (  Royal Navy).[77][84][92]
Ernani   Italy The cargo ship collided with the Brake Lightship (  United Kingdom), off the Goodwin Sands, Kent and ran aground. All 12 crew were rescued by the Ramsgate and Margate lifeboats. The lightship sank.[67][84]
Gratia   Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Außenems and was wrecked.[46]
Premuda   Italy The cargo ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands and was severely damaged. All 30 crew were rescued by the Walmer lifeboat.[67]
Polzella   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea approximately 6 nautical miles (11 km) north of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands by U-25 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 37 crew.[93]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1940
Ship Country Description
August Thyssen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off the Åland Islands, Finland and sank. All crew were rescued.[46][94]
Canadian Reefer   Denmark World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship was intercepted 25 nautical miles (46 km) north east of Cape Villano, Spain by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine). The crew were given 30 minutes to abandon ship before she was torpedoed and sunk. They were rescued by the trawler Jose Ingacio de C (  Spain).[84][95]
Flandria   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship either struck a mine in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands (54°00′N 3°40′E / 54.000°N 3.667°E / 54.000; 3.667), or was torpedoed and sunk by U-9 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 21 crew. The four survivors were rescued by Balzac (  Norway) on the 20th.[84][96][97]
Foxen   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship either struck a mine or was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°52′N 0°22′W / 58.867°N 0.367°W / 58.867; -0.367) by U-55 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 19 crew. One survivor was rescued by Leka (  Norway).[84][98][99][100]
Pajala   Swedish Navy World War II: The transport was torpedoed and sunk east north east of North Rona, Hebrides, United Kingdom (59°05′N 05°56′W / 59.083°N 5.933°W / 59.083; -5.933) by U-25 (  Kriegsmarine). All 35 crew were rescued by HMS Northern Duke (  Royal Navy).[101][102][103]
Valamon Luostari   Finland Winter War: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Koivisto, Finland by Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 aircraft.[6][104][105]

19 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1940
Ship Country Description
HMS Grenville   Royal Navy World War II: The G-class destroyer struck a mine in the Thames Estuary (51°39′N 2°17′E / 51.650°N 2.283°E / 51.650; 2.283) and sank with the loss of 77 of her 175 crew.
Kaija   Finland Winter War: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Koivisto, Finland by Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 aircraft.[6][104][105]
Kirkpool   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore in the south west of England. All crew were rescued.[106]
Mile End   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with HMT Faraday (  Royal Navy) off the mouth of the River Tees, Co Durham (51°45′N 2°40′E / 51.750°N 2.667°E / 51.750; 2.667) and sank with the loss of five of her 16 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Stork (  Royal Navy).[84][106][107]
Patria   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship either struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (56°15′N 3°30′E / 56.250°N 3.500°E / 56.250; 3.500), or was torpedoed and sunk by U-9 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 of her 23 crew. The four survivors were rescued by Trygg (  Sweden).[84][108][109]
Quiberon   France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk United Kingdom by U-59 (  Kriegsmarine).[110]
Telnes   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom by U-55 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 18 crew.[111]

20 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Caroni River   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine in the Falmouth Bay off Falmouth, Cornwall (50°06′N 5°01′W / 50.100°N 5.017°W / 50.100; -5.017) while on trials and sank. All 47 crew were rescued by the Falmouth lifeboat and a Royal Navy cutter.[84][106][112][113]
Ekatontarchos Dracoulis   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Portugal (40°20′N 10°07′W / 40.333°N 10.117°W / 40.333; -10.117) by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 28 crew. The survivors were rescued by Ninopadre (  Italy).[84][114][115]
Miranda   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom (58°14′N 2°05′W / 58.233°N 2.083°W / 58.233; -2.083) by U-57 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Discovery II (  Royal Navy).[84][116]
Nautic   Estonia The cargo ship foundered off the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (63°43′N 0°43′E / 63.717°N 0.717°E / 63.717; 0.717). All crew were rescued.[84][106]

21 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Andalusia   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship last made a radio contact on this day. It is believed that she was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Ireland by U-55 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 21 crew. The date of sinking may have been 23 January.[117][118]
HMS Exmouth   Royal Navy World War II: The E-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Moray Firth, off Inverness (58°18′N 2°25′W / 58.300°N 2.417°W / 58.300; -2.417) by U-22 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 175 crew.
Ferryhill   United Kingdom World War II: The collier struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Blyth, Northumberland (55°05′N 1°27′W / 55.083°N 1.450°W / 55.083; -1.450) with the loss of 11 of her 13 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Young Jacob (  Royal Navy).[106][119][120]
Orazio   Italy The passenger ship caught fire 40 nautical miles (74 km) south west of Toulon, Var, France due to an engine failure. One hundred and six people were killed. The ship sank early the next day. The survivors were rescued by Cellina, Colombo, Conte Biancamano (all   Italy); Kersaint, Ville d'Ajaccio (both   Marine Nationale); Djebel Dira, Djebel Nador, Gouvernor General Cambon, Gouvernor General Grevy and Six Fours (all   France).[84][121]
Protesilaus   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Bristol Channel (51°31′N 4°04′W / 51.517°N 4.067°W / 51.517; -4.067) and was beached off Swansea, Glamorgan where she was declared a total loss. All 75 people on board were rescued by HMT Paramount (  Royal Navy) and the Mumbles Lifeboat.[84][106][122][123][124]
Rynanna   Ireland The cargo ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent (51°16′25″N 1°30′30″E / 51.27361°N 1.50833°E / 51.27361; 1.50833) and sank.[125]
Tekla   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed in the North Sea south of the Orkney Islands (58°18′N 2°25′W / 58.300°N 2.417°W / 58.300; -2.417) by U-22 (  Kriegsmarine) and sunk with the loss of nine of her 18 crew. The survivors were rescued by Iris (  Norway) and HMS Sikh (  Royal Navy).[84][126]

22 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Gothia   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off the Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom (57°46′N 9°50′W / 57.767°N 9.833°W / 57.767; -9.833) by U-51 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 of her 23 crew.[84][127][128]
Segovia   Norway World War II: The cargo ship departed from an English port for Norway. No further trace, possibly torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by U-55 (  Kriegsmarine) or struck a mine and sank with the loss of all 23 crew.[84][129][130]
Songa   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 220 nautical miles (410 km) west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom by U-25 (  Kriegsmarine). All 25 crew were rescued.[131][132]
Sydfold   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°40′N 0°30′W / 58.667°N 0.500°W / 58.667; -0.500) by U-61 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 24 crew. The survivors were rescued by Rona (  Norway).[84][133]
Valamon Luostari   Merivoimat Winter War: The transport was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Vanha Niikkanenlahti.[26]

23 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Baltanglia   United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Lindisfarne (55°35′N 1°27′W / 55.583°N 1.450°W / 55.583; -1.450) by U-19 (  Kriegsmarine). All 27 crew survived.[134][135]
Ila   Norway The cargo ship came ashore on the south coast of England.[128]
Mulhausen   Germany World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Pillau, East Prussia.[84]
Onto   Finland World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (52°51′N 2°11′E / 52.850°N 2.183°E / 52.850; 2.183). All 18 crew were rescued by HMS Auckland (  Royal Navy).[84][128]
Pluto   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (55°35′N 1°27′W / 55.583°N 1.450°W / 55.583; -1.450) by U-19 (  Kriegsmarine). All 22 crew were rescued by a Finnish ship.[136][137]
Varild   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea north east of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire by U-18 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 15 crew.[84][138]

24 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Alsacien   France World War II: Convoy KS 56: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cabo Espichel, Portugal (39°01′N 9°54′W / 39.017°N 9.900°W / 39.017; -9.900) by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four crew.[84][139]
Bisp   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea east of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (59°05′N 1°13′E / 59.083°N 1.217°E / 59.083; 1.217) by U-18 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 15 crew.[84][140][141][142]
Gleaner   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in Liverpool Bay off Southport, Lancashire.[143]
Ljubljana   Royal Yugoslav Navy The destroyer was ran aground and sank off Šibenik, Yugoslavia. Later raised, and captured by the Italians during their invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
Notung   Finland Winter War: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea between Turku and the Åland Islands by Soviet Air Force aircraft.[70][84][144]

25 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Biarritz   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands (52°39′N 4°15′E / 52.650°N 4.250°E / 52.650; 4.250) by U-14 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of the 57 people on board. The survivors were rescued by Borgholm (  Norway).[84][145][146][147]
Everne   Latvia World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Northumberland, United Kingdom by U-19 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by Dole (  Latvia) and the fishing vessel Evesham (  United Kingdom).[84][132][148][149][150]
Gleneden   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a rock off Bardsey Island, Caernarvonshire and was damaged. She was beached off Puffin Island, Anglesey and declared a constructive total loss. All 60 crew were rescued[151]
Gudveig   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the Farne Islands, United Kingdom by U-19 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 18 crew. The survivors were rescued by Dole (  Latvia), the fishing vessel Evesham (  United Kingdom) and Vim (  Norway).[84][132][148][150][152]
Tourny   France World War II: Convoy KS 56: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Spain (38°00′N 9°55′W / 38.000°N 9.917°W / 38.000; -9.917) by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight crew. The survivors were rescued by Castillo Monforte (  Spain).[84]

26 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1940
Ship Country Description
HMS Durham Castle   Royal Navy World War II: The accommodation ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Cromarty whilst under tow to Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands. There was no casualty.[84][153]
Fu Yuang   Norway The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Pacific Ocean (33°40′N 139°56′E / 33.667°N 139.933°E / 33.667; 139.933).[154]

27 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Adamantios J Pithis   Greece The cargo ship was wrecked on Cam Rocks, near St Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom.[155]
Caerphilly Castle   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland by Luftwaffe aircraft.[156]
England   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea north of Inverness-shire, United Kingdom by U-20 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 21 crew.[157]
Faro   Norway World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of Copinsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (58°25′N 1°53′W / 58.417°N 1.883°W / 58.417; -1.883) by U-20 (  Kriegsmarine). The wreck drifted ashore the next day in Taracliff Bay, Copinsay. Seven of the 15 crew were killed.[148][158][159]
Fredensborg   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°25′N 1°53′W / 58.417°N 1.883°W / 58.417; -1.883) by U-20 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 20 crew.[84][160][161][162]
Halton   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered off Lundy, England. Wreck broken up at Briton Ferry, Wales, from September 1940.[163]
Hosanger   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea east of the Orkney Islands (58°25′N 1°53′W / 58.417°N 1.883°W / 58.417; -1.883) by U-20 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 18 crew. The survivor was rescued by HMS Northern Reward (  Royal Navy).[84][148][164][165][166]
President Quezon   Philippines The ocean liner struck a reef in the Pacific Ocean off the Ryukyu Islands, Japan and sank with the loss of one life.[167][168]
HMT Riant   Royal Navy The naval trawler foundered off Gigha, Argyllshire.[169]

28 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Bauta   Norway The cargo ship collided with Mälaren (  Sweden) in Oslofjord and sank in shallow water. Raised in 1942, repaired and returned to service in September 1943.[170]
Eleni Stathatou   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 miles (140 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by U-34 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 33 crew.[171][172]
Eston   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 81: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Blyth, Northumberland (55°03′N 1°24′W / 55.050°N 1.400°W / 55.050; -1.400) with the loss of all 18 crew.[173][174]
Flora Nomicos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Figuera le Foz, Portugal by U-44 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 25 crew.[84][175]

29 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Badjestan   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Clachaig Point, Isle of Arran, Bute. All crew were rescued by HMS Maori (  Royal Navy).[84]
East Dudgeon Lightship   United Kingdom World War II: The lightship was bombed and sunk by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe with the loss of seven of her eight crew.[30][176]
Eika   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in St George's Channel (50°00′N 10°35′W / 50.000°N 10.583°W / 50.000; -10.583) by U-51 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 16 crew. The two survivors were rescued by U-51.[84][177]
Gripfast   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft off the coast of Yorkshire and beached at the mouth of Bridlington Harbour with the loss of one crew member. She was later repaired and returned to service.[178][179][180]
High Wave   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 83A: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea north of Margate, Kent with by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe. Eighteen survivors were rescued by the trawler Rian (  Netherlands).[30][84][181][182]
Nora   Netherlands The coaster struck a mine in The Downs, off Deal, Kent and was beached.[84][183]
Skude   Norway The coaster sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea off the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom).[184]
Stanburn   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off the coast of Yorkshire by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe with the loss of 25 of her 28 crew.[84][180][185]

30 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Bancrest   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea east of the Orkney Islands by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe with the loss of one of her crew. She came ashore at Wick, Caithness. The survivors were rescued by HMS Javelin (  Royal Navy).[84][186]
Fingal I   Norway The cargo ship suffered an explosion in her hold and sank off Barra, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom. All 11 crew were rescued.[172][187]
Giralda   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea east of Grim Ness, Orkney Islands by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe with the loss of all 23 crew.[188]
Keramiai   Greece World War II: Convoy OA 80G: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Lands End, Cornwall (48°37′N 7°46′W / 48.617°N 7.767°W / 48.617; -7.767) by U-55 (  Kriegsmarine). There were 35 survivors, who were rescued by British Unity (  United Kingdom) and HMS Fowey (  Royal Navy).[84]
U-15   Kriegsmarine The Type IIB submarine collided with Iltis (  Kriegsmarine) in the North Sea, off the Netherlands (54°21′N 4°50′E / 54.350°N 4.833°E / 54.350; 4.833) and sank with the loss of all 25 crew.[84]
U-55   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIB submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the Shetland Islands by the Guépard-class destroyers Guépard and Valmy (both   Marine Nationale), sloop Fowey and destroyer Whitshed (both   Royal Navy) and a Short Sunderland aircraft of 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of one of her 42 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Fowey.[84]
Vaclite   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OA 80G: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Cornwall (49°20′N 7°04′W / 49.333°N 7.067°W / 49.333; -7.067) by U-55 (  Kriegsmarine). All 35 crew were rescued by Pollenzo (  Italy).[84][189]
Voreda   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of X Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe and was beached on the Winterton Shoal.[30][190]

31 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1940
Ship Country Description
Fram   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the north coast of Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by U-13 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 of her 24 crew.[191][192]
Fingal I   Norway The coaster foundered in a storm whilst on a voyage from Bodø to Dublin, Ireland.[154]
Start   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea north of Buckie, Aberdeenshire by U-13 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 16 crew.[193][194]
Vidar   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea east of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (58°39′N 2°00′E / 58.650°N 2.000°E / 58.650; 2.000) by U-21 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 34 crew. The ship sank the next day.[84][195]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1940
Ship Country Description
Arabia   Italy The cargo ship ran aground in the Black Sea off Constanța, Romania.[196]
Briz   Soviet Navy The auxiliary guard ship was lost sometime in January.[197]
Foxer   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea with the loss of 18 of her 19 crew.[115]
M-132   Kriegsmarine World War II: The patrol vessel struck a mine off the west coast of Jutland, Denmark and sank with the loss of all 70 crew. Wreckage drifted ashore in the days prior to 10 January.[198]

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Ship events in 1940
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Ship commissionings: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
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Shipwrecks: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945