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List of shipwrecks in July 1941

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

1 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Adjutant   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer suffered engine failure off the Chatham Islands. She was scuttled by Komet (  Kriegsmarine).
Bystryi   Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer struck a mine at Sevastopol and was beached.[1][2]
HMT Devon County   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary (51°28′51″N 0°59′14″E / 51.48083°N 0.98722°E / 51.48083; 0.98722) with the loss of three crew.[2][3]
Homefire   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°05′30″N 1°28′00″E / 53.09167°N 1.46667°E / 53.09167; 1.46667) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of two crew.[2]
Imanta   Soviet Union The cargo ship ran aground in the eastern Gulf of Finland, later a total loss.[4]
T-299 Imanta   Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia.[1]
M-81   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank on the Laine Bank, off Vormsi, Estonia in the Baltic Sea (59°09′N 22°58′E / 59.150°N 22.967°E / 59.150; 22.967).[1]
M-3134   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk off Libau.[5]
HMS Malvernian   Royal Navy World War II: The armed boarding vessel was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (47°37′N 19°07′W / 47.617°N 19.117°W / 47.617; -19.117) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 24 of her 164 crew. The ship was abandoned, but remained afloat until 19 July when she was scuttled. Survivors were rescued by HMS Scarborough (  Royal Navy), Kriegsmarine minesweepers or reached the Spanish coast in lifeboats.[2]
HNoMS MTB 5   Royal Norwegian Navy The motor torpedo boat was wrecked by an accidental engine room explosion in the United Kingdom. Four crewmen were killed.[6]
Strathgairn   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Barra Head, Outer Hebrides with the loss of five of her 11 crew.[2]
Toronto City   United Kingdom World War II: The weather ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°03′N 30°00′W / 47.050°N 30.000°W / 47.050; -30.000) by U-108 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 crew.[2][7]

2 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Città di Tripoli   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°41′50″N 24°15′50″E / 37.69722°N 24.26389°E / 37.69722; 24.26389) by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[2]
Robert L Holt   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (24°15′N 20°00′W / 24.250°N 20.000°W / 24.250; -20.000) by U-69 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 56 crew, including Vice-Admiral Norman Wodehouse.[2][8]

3 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Everiga   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Pyarnu by the Red Army.[4]
Felipe Crespi   Spain World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Genoa, Liguria, Italy.[9]
Imanta   Soviet Navy World War II: The transport was mined and beached in the Baltic Sea off Suursari. Scrapped post war.[10]
KOL 72   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank at Kołobrzeg, Poland.[11]
Laura Cosulich   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Calabria (37°55′N 15°44′E / 37.917°N 15.733°E / 37.917; 15.733) by HMS Upholder (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 6 of her 38 crew.[2][12]
HMT Receptive   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°20′50″N 0°54′35″E / 51.34722°N 0.90972°E / 51.34722; 0.90972) with the loss of one crew member.[2]
HMT Rosme   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°34′12″N 1°03′00″E / 51.57000°N 1.05000°E / 51.57000; 1.05000).[2]
TKA-12   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by a mine off Balaklava, Crimea. There were no survivor.[13][14]

4 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Akranes   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Bridlington, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[15]
Auditor   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (25°33′N 28°23′W / 25.550°N 28.383°W / 25.550; -28.383) by U-123 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 76 crew. Survivors reached the Azores and Cape Verde Islands, Portugal in their lifeboats.[2][16]
Balfron   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) off Ravenscar, Yorkshire with the loss of four crew.[2]
Lunan   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°26′48″N 3°10′24″W / 51.44667°N 3.17333°W / 51.44667; -3.17333) with the loss of five of her six crew.[2]
St Didier   Vichy France World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was sunk off Adalia, Turkey by Fairey Albacore aircraft of the Royal Air Force whilst attempting to pass herself off as a Turkish merchant ship.[2][17]
Vyborg   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea (60°08′N 27°32′E / 60.133°N 27.533°E / 60.133; 27.533) by Vesikko (  Finnish Navy). One crewman killed.[2][18]

5 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Advance   Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk off Vågsøy, Norway, by aircraft.[19]
Anselm   UK World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (44°25′N 28°35′W / 44.417°N 28.583°W / 44.417; -28.583) by U-96 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 254 of the 1,316 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Challenger and HMS Starwort (both   Royal Navy).[2][20]
Bencruachan   UK World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the Mex High Lighthouse, Alexandria, Egypt with the loss of three crew.[2]
Fowey Rose   UK World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°51′N 5°28′W / 51.850°N 5.467°W / 51.850; -5.467) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
Jantina   Regia Marina World War II: The submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Milos, Greece (37°39′N 25°00′E / 37.650°N 25.000°E / 37.650; 25.000) by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[2]
MO-209   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Gogland.[21]
Michele Bianchi   Regia Marina World War II: The Marconi-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by Tigris (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 57 crew.[2]
Rasma   Latvia World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Baltic Sea north of Ekholm. She was beached, but was destroyed on July 10 by bombing by German aircraft and torpedoeing by S-26 and S-28 (both   Kriegsmarine).[2][18]
HMS Snaefell   Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary paddle minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 8 miles off Sunderland (54°03′N 1°20′W / 54.050°N 1.333°W / 54.050; -1.333) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 3 crewmen.[2][22]
Stig Gorthon   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Borkum, Lower Saxony, Germany. All crew were rescued.[2]
Wyreema   United Kingdom World War II: The motor yacht was lost on board Bencruachan (  United Kingdom) when the latter ship was sunk.[2]

6 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Dante de Lutti   Regia Marina World War II: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya by HMS Triumph (  Royal Navy).[2][23]
Ninfea   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi by HMS Triumph (  Royal Navy).[2]
T-216   Soviet Navy The minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia.[1]
Unknown fishing vessel   Soviet Union World War II: The sail fishing vessel was sunk with depth charges by Syosky, Vinha, and Raju (all   Finnish Navy).[24]
Westfield   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft. All ten crew were lost. They are named on the Tower Hill Memorial Commonwealth War Graves Commission.[2][25]

7 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Gustav Eugene   France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant, Finistère by HMS Sealion (  Royal Navy).[2]
Gustav Jeanne   France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant by HMS Sealion (  Royal Navy).[2]
HMT Lord St Vincent   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex with the loss of two crew.[2][26]
Luise Bergmann   Germany World War II: The three-masted schooner struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg, Pomerania.[11][27]
Neuenfelde   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg.[2]
Petrozavodsk   Soviet Navy The minesweeper was sunk off Kronstadt.[1]

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Christus Regnat   France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant, Finistère by HMS Sealion (  Royal Navy).[2]
LI   Germany World War II: The steamer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera, Greece by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[2]
LXIV   Germany World War II: The steamer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[2]
M-1104 Jan Hubert   Kriegsmarine The minesweeper trawler was lost in a collision off Sogne, Norway at 58°25′N 7°55′E / 58.417°N 7.917°E / 58.417; 7.917.[28]
No. 102   Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[29]
RTShch-103   Soviet Navy The K-15/M-17-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[30]
RTShch-108   Soviet Navy The K-15/M-17-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[30]
Shch-206   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was attacked and sunk by a group comprising the torpedo boat Năluca, the gunboat Stihi Eugen and three motor torpedo boats (all   Romanian Naval Forces).[31]
St Pierre d'Alacantra   France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant by HMS Sealion (  Royal Navy).[2]

9 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Blue Mermaid   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex (51°39′01″N 1°08′05″E / 51.65028°N 1.13472°E / 51.65028; 1.13472) with the loss of two crew.[2]
Designer   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°59′N 31°40′W / 42.983°N 31.667°W / 42.983; -31.667) by U-98 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 67 of her 78 crew. Survivors were rescued by Souta Princesca (  Portugal).[32]
Hansestadt Danzig   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Öland, Sweden.[2]
Inverness   United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°46′N 32°45′W / 42.767°N 32.750°W / 42.767; -32.750) by U-98 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 43 crew. Survivors reached the Azores, Portugal in their lifeboats.[33]
LV   Germany World War II: The ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera, Greece by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[2]
LVI   Germany World War II: The ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[2]
L 12   Germany World War II: The ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy).[2]
Nalim   Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk off Guba Zapadnaya Litsa in a Luftwaffe air raid.[1][11]
Preußen   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Öland.[2]
Tannenberg   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Öland.[2]

10 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Celano   Royal Navy World War II: The tender to HMS Tedworth (  Royal Navy) struck a mine and sank with the loss of all six crew.[2]
Hermes   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted by HMS Canton (  Royal Navy) 300 nautical miles (560 km) off St. Paul and was scuttled by her crew.[2]
Isabella Fowlie   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east of the Longstone Lighthouse by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
M-23   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was mined, damaged, and beached in the Irben Strait. Raised, repaired, and returned to service.[5]
M-205   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper (or M-201) was mined and sunk in the Irben Strait.[5] She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[11][5]
Rasma   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was damaged by a mine and abandoned in the Baltic Sea. She was torpedoed and sunk by S 26 and S 28 (both   Kriegsmarine).[5]
Svint   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) north west of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°38′26″N 4°57′12″W / 50.64056°N 4.95333°W / 50.64056; -4.95333) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one of her 21 crew.[2][34]
Strombo   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy). She was declared a total loss.[11]
UJ 113 Nordmark   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk by mines in the Baltic Sea.[35][36]

11 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1941
Ship Country Description
BKA-111   Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat was shelled and sunk by Romanian forces in the Chilia branch of the Danube.[37]
BKA-134   Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat was shelled and sunk by Romanian forces in the Chilia branch of the Danube.[37]
HMS Defender   Royal Navy World War II: The D-class destroyer was bombed and damaged off Sidi Barrani, Egypt by a Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. She was subsequently scuttled by HMAS Vendetta (  Royal Australian Navy).
Kai   Germany The cargo ship struck a mine and sank. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands to Aarhus, Denmark.[38]
M-23   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was mined and sunk off Parnava, raised, repaired, returned to service.[39]
No. 103   Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[40]
No. 501   Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[41]

12 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Molotov   Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was shelled and sunk off Cape Teribirski, Kharlov by Hans Lody, Karl Galster and Friedrich Eckoldt (all   Kriegsmarine).[2][11]
Passat   Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was shelled and sunk off Cape Teribirski, Kharlov, by Hans Lody, Karl Galster and Friedrich Eckoldt (all   Kriegsmarine).[2][42]
Patrai   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Port Said, Egypt, Egypt by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was raised post-war, repaired and returned to service.[2]
RT 32   Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was wrecked off Cape Teribirski, Kharlov while being shelled by Hans Lody, Karl Galster and Friedrich Eckoldt (all   Kriegsmarine).[43]
Sparta   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Tripoli, Libya. Later salvaged, repaired and returned to service as a Sperrbrecher.[11]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Caldea   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of Benghazi, Libya by HMS Taku (  Royal Navy).[2]
Collingdoc   United Kingdom or (  Canada) World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex. She was refloated on 21 July, requisitioned by the Admiralty and scuttled at Scapa Flow as a blockship 28 March 1942.[2][44][45]
Deutschland   Kriegsmarine World War II: The landing ship was bombed and sunk by Soviet Ilyushin DB-3 aircraft in the Gulf of Riga.[5][46]
Musher   United States The 6-gross register ton, 28.2-foot (8.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Sitka Sound in Southeast Alaska. The two people on board survived.[47]
Pegasus   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank at Beirut, Lebanon.[2]

14 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Aspen   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) off Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of two crew.[2]
Brodwal   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Beirut, Lebanon by Luftwaffe aircraft.[48]
Georgic   United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was bombed and damaged in the Gulf of Suez by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 26 lives. Georgic was beached and was salvaged in November.[2] Later repaired and returned to service in 1945.
Lesbian   Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Beirut.
Nikoklis   Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 105 nautical miles (194 km) south west of the Azores, Portugal by Alessandro Malaspina (  Regia Marina) with the loss of 17 crew.[2]
Rupert de Larrinaga   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (36°18′N 21°11′W / 36.300°N 21.183°W / 36.300; -21.183) by Morosini (  Regia Marina). 44 crew were rescued by Campeche (  Spain).[2]
Sir John Baldwin   United Kingdom World War II: The dredger was bombed and sunk in the Danube by Soviet Air Force aircraft.[49]

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1941
Ship Country Description
A 10   Royal Navy World War II: The lighter was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (32°15′N 25°26′E / 32.250°N 25.433°E / 32.250; 25.433) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[50]
NMS Aurora   Romanian Naval Forces World War II: Operation München: The minelayer was sunk at Sulina by Soviet aircraft.[51]
Barbarigo   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Pantelleria (36°27′N 11°45′E / 36.450°N 11.750°E / 36.450; 11.750) by HMS P33 (  Royal Navy).[50]
Farfield   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off South Stack, Anglesey by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight of her nine crew.
Iris   Sweden The cargo ship collided with RFA Blue Ranger (  Royal Fleet Auxiliary) in the Firth of Clyde 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Pladda, Buteshire, United Kingdom and sank.[52]
HMS Lady Somers   Royal Navy World War II: The ocean boarding vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (37°12′N 20°32′W / 37.200°N 20.533°W / 37.200; -20.533) by Morosini (  Regia Marina). All 138 crew were rescued by Campeche (  Spain).[50][53] All 175 crew were rescued.[54]
M-49   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Vladivostok.[11]
M-63   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Vladivostok.[11]
Nettuno   Regia Marina World War II: The patrol vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Unbeaten (  Royal Navy).[50]
HMS Prince Philippe   Royal Navy The landing ship collided with Empire Wave (  United Kingdom) off the west coast of Scotland and sank with the loss of one crew member.[50]
Vinnitsa   Soviet Navy World War II: The Zhitomir-class river monitor was shelled and damaged by German field artillery on the Berezina River and run aground off Parichi. Scuttled the next day to avoid capture.[55]
Vincenzo Padre   Regia Marina World War II: The patrol vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Taku (  Royal Navy).[50]

16 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMMGB 90 and HMMGB 92   Royal Navy The ELCO 70-foot-class motor gun boats were destroyed by fire at Portland Harbour, Dorset.[50]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Fertile Vale   Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel in the Firth of Tay and sank.[56]
Guelma   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (30°44′N 17°33′W / 30.733°N 17.550°W / 30.733; -17.550) by Alessandro Malaspina (  Regia Marina). All crew were rescued by HMS Thunderbolt (  Royal Navy).[50]
HMS LCT 10   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 1-class landing craft tank was bombed and damaged by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe off Sidi Barani, sinks under tow.[11][57]
Maddalena Odero   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by a submarine south of Lampione, Italy. Beached, she was then bombed by aircraft.[58]
Virgo Fidelis   France World War II: The trawler was attacked by HMS Thrasher (  Royal Navy) in the Bay of Biscay off San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain and was beached. She was declared a total loss.[50]

18 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Kola   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea. 3 crewmen killed, 30 rescued.[59]
TK-123   Soviet Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Riga by German aircraft.[5]

19 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Holmside   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (19°00′N 21°30′W / 19.000°N 21.500°W / 19.000; -21.500) by U-66 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Sete Citades (  Portugal).[60]
Jean Marie   United States The 15-gross register ton, 38.4-foot (11.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire off Kruzof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. The only person aboard survived.[61]
NK-08 Kanonier   Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Sirevåg, Norway by aircraft of 42 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 13 of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by Helga Ina (  Germany).[11][62]
No. 403   Soviet Navy The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[63]
Serdityi   Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelny-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the Suur Strait, Gulf of Finland, by a Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Küsten-Flieger-Gruppe 806. Salvage attempts abandoned on 22 July.[42]
Shtil   Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was bombed and sunk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft in the Arctic Sea.[43]
HMS Umpire   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy EC 47: The U-class submarine collided with HMT Peter Hendriks (  Royal Navy) off The Wash (53°09′N 1°08′E / 53.150°N 1.133°E / 53.150; 1.133) and sank with the loss of 16 of her 38 crew.

20 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Brynje   Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Skagerrak off Kalundborg, Denmark (55°42′18″N 10°57′20″E / 55.70500°N 10.95556°E / 55.70500; 10.95556). Salvaged in March 1944 but declared a total loss.[64]
Empress   United States The 20-gross register ton, 45.4-foot (13.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at the entrance to Traitors Cove (55°42′N 131°39′W / 55.700°N 131.650°W / 55.700; -131.650 (Traitors Cove)) in Behm Canal in Southeast Alaska.[65]
Shtil   Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was bombed and sunk at Guba Ura by a Junkers Ju 87 of 12 Staffel, LG 1, Luftwaffe.[1][42]
Stremitenlnyi   Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Yekatarinskaya Gavan by Junkers Ju 87 of 12.(St)/LG 1, Luftwaffe. 121 crew were killed.[1][42][66]
HMS Union   Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south south west of Pantelleria, Italy by Circe (  Regia Marina) with the loss of all 31 crew.

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Bangalore   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided in the Atlantic Ocean (1°30′N 41°54′W / 1.500°N 41.900°W / 1.500; -41.900) with Richmond Castle. She was scuttled at 0°59′N 43°00′W / 0.983°N 43.000°W / 0.983; -43.000 by a Royal Navy ship as she was a danger to navigation.[67]
Hans Christophersen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Terschelling, Netherlands.[50]
Ida Knudsen   Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°34′N 13°14′W / 34.567°N 13.233°W / 34.567; -13.233) by Luigi Torelli (  Regia Marina) with the loss of five of her 38 crew. 15 survivors were rescued by the trawler Altair (  Portugal).[50][68]
M-94   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Latvia (58°51′N 22°02′E / 58.850°N 22.033°E / 58.850; 22.033) by U-140 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 19 crew. Survivors rescued by M-98 (  Soviet Navy).[69][70]
Wandsbeck   Germany World War II: The transport ship was bombed and sunk at Narvik, Norway in a British air raid.[11]

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Brarena   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Pantelleria by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[50][71]
Lachplesis   Soviet Navy World War II: The icebreaking tug was damaged by German schnellboote. She was towed to Saaremaa where she sank on 29 July.[5]
Preußen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Pantelleria, by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 30 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[50]
TK-71   Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was sunk by German schnellboote in the Baltic Sea.[5]

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Adamant   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire. She was later salvaged.[50]
Adzhariya   Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Odessa by Luftwaffe aircraft. 4 crewmen killed. Wreck raised and scrapped after World War II.[72]
HMS Fearless   Royal Navy World War II: The F-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Bône, Algeria by Regia Aeronautica aircraft. Her crew were rescued by HMS Forester (  Royal Navy) which then scuttled her at 37°40′N 8°20′E / 37.667°N 8.333°E / 37.667; 8.333.
M-3131 Betji   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank at Dünarmündung.[11]
Narova   Soviet Navy The auxiliary river gunboat was sunk on this date.[73]
Omfleet   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire.[50]
Soavita   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire. She was later salvaged.[50]
Tirpitz   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Cape del Arma.[50]
UJ-113 Nordmark   Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Liepāja, Latvia.[74]
V-1310   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat.[50]
V 1508 Rau III   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel south west of Boulogne.[11][75]

24 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Meridian   Soviet Union World War II: The survey ship was shelled and sunk in the Arctic Sea between Iokanga and Teriberka, Murmansk Oblast, by Friedrich Eckoldt, Hermann Schoemann, Karl Galster, and Richard Beitzen (all   Kriegsmarine). 46 crew and passengers were killed. There were 17 survivors.[50][66][76]
No. 11   Soviet Navy The KM-2-class motor launch was lost on this date.[77]
Vestkyst I   Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Skadberg, Norway, in a British air raid.[11]

25 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1941
Ship Country Description
B 247   Regia Marina World War II: The patrol vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Gaidero Island, Greece by HMS Tetrarch (  Royal Navy).[50]
Erlangen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the South Atlantic off the mouth of the River Plate, Argentina/Uruguay by HMS Newcastle (  Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[50]
Kazak Poyarkov   Soviet Union World War II: The icebreaker was sunk in the Sea of Japan by mines. 30 crewmen killed, 15 rescued.[78]
Macon   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (32°48′N 26°12′W / 32.800°N 26.200°W / 32.800; -26.200) by Barbarigo (  Regia Marina) with the loss of 28 of the 49 people on board.[50]
No. 98   Soviet Navy The Project 1124/No 41-class armored motor gunboat was lost on this date.[79]

26 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Atlantic City   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°42′N 9°58′W / 55.700°N 9.967°W / 55.700; -9.967) by U-141 (  Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her 41 crew. She was later reboarded and reached the Clyde under her own power. Repaired and returned to service in November 1941.[80]
Botwey   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland (55°42′N 9°53′W / 55.700°N 9.883°W / 55.700; -9.883) by U-141 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued.[50]
Horn Shell   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (33°32′N 22°18′W / 33.533°N 22.300°W / 33.533; -22.300) by Barbarigo (  Regia Marina) with the loss of 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Maria Leonor (  Portugal).[50]
MAS 451   Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 451-class motor torpedo boat was bombed and sunk off Malta by Royal Air Force aircraft.[50][81]
MAS 452   Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 451-class motor torpedo boat was either bombed and sunk, or damaged and captured, off Malta by Royal Air Force aircraft.[50][81]
MO-239   Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Bengtskär: The gunboat (one source identifies the vessel as MO-306) was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Bengtskär, Finland by Uusimaa (  Finnish Navy). 16 crewmen were taken as prisoners of war.[42][82]
Metallist   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk at Hanko, Finland by German shore-based artillery.[83]
R-169   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Vindova. 11 crewmen killed, 12 wounded.[84]

27 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Ben Strome   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of Fugloy, Faroe Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of all ten crew.[50]
Erato   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°10′N 17°30′W / 43.167°N 17.500°W / 43.167; -17.500) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Begonia (  Royal Navy).[50][85][86]
Hawkinge   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (44°55′N 17°44′W / 44.917°N 17.733°W / 44.917; -17.733) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Sunflower and HMS Vanoc (both   Royal Navy).[87]
Inga I   Norway World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°10′N 17°30′W / 43.167°N 17.500°W / 43.167; -17.500) by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 19 crew.[50][85][88]
Kellwyn   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 43°N 17°W / 43°N 17°W / 43; -17) by U-79 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 23 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT St Nectan (  Royal Navy).[89]
Lashplesis   Latvia World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia by a Kriegsmarine schnellboot.[90]
Lenin   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was lost in the Black Sea between Sevastopol and Yalta due to an explosion. Minimally 49 crewmen and 900, possibly as many as 4,600, passengers killed. 45 crewmen and 600 passengers rescued.[91]
Nicita   Italy World War II: The caïque was attacked and sunk in the Aegean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Kos, Greece by HMS Tetrarch (  Royal Navy).
Smelyi   Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelny-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Riga by S-54 (  Kriegsmarine).[1][42]

28 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1941
Ship Country Description
A8   Royal Navy World War II: The lighter was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea of Bardia, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight crew.[50]
Elbing III   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Liepāja, Latvia by Soviet Air Force aircraft.[50]
Federico   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Calabria (39°28′00″N 15°52′30″E / 39.46667°N 15.87500°E / 39.46667; 15.87500) by HMS Utmost (  Royal Navy).[50]
Lapland   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (40°10′N 15°30′W / 40.167°N 15.500°W / 40.167; -15.500) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine). All 26 crew were rescued by HMS Rhododendron (  Royal Navy).[50][92]
Monteponi   Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of Cape Comino, Sardinia (39°51′N 13°46′E / 39.850°N 13.767°E / 39.850; 13.767) by HMS Olympus (  Royal Navy). It sank on the next day. Wreck known to scuba divers.[50]
Norita   Sweden World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Finisterre (40°10′N 15°30′W / 40.167°N 15.500°W / 40.167; -15.500) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 20 crew.[50][93]
R-169   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea.[5]
Strathlochy   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) north west of Rora Head, Orkney Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft.[50]
Wrotham   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 43°N 17°W / 43°N 17°W / 43; -17) by U-561 (  Kriegsmarine). All 26 crew were rescued by HMS Fleur de Lys and HMS Rhododendron (both   Royal Navy).[50][94]

29 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Adam's Beck   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft. She sank the next day.[50]
Bernhard   Germany The cargo ship collided with Frode (  Sweden) in the North Sea off Norderney, Germany and sank.[50]
HMS LCT 8   Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 1-class landing craft tank was bombed and sunk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffen, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 239 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica off Sidi Barani.[11][95]
Leontes   Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Ventspils, Latvia.[50]
Syzran   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minelayer was lost on this date. Later salvaged, but not recommissioned.[96]
Zaryad   Soviet Navy The minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea near the Ristna Lighthouse, Estonia.[1]

30 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS Cachalot   Royal Navy World War II: The Grampus-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Generale Achille Papa (  Regia Marina) with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued and taken as prisoners of war.
No. 51 Zmey   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[97]
Pickhuben   Germany World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[50]
Rotvær   Germany World War II: Raid on Kirkenes and Petsamo: The trawler was bombed and sunk at Petsamo, Finland by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 812 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Furious (  Royal Navy) and Fairey Albacore aircraft of 827 Squadron, FAA, based on HMS Victorious (  Royal Navy).[98]
S-6   Soviet Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia by Luftwaffe aircraft.[99]
Shahristan   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°19′N 25°53′W / 35.317°N 25.883°W / 35.317; -25.883) by U-371 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 65 of the 141 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Derbyshire, HMS Sunflower (both   Royal Navy), Campeche (  Spain) and Gloria (  Panama).[50][100]
Sitoebondo   Netherlands World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°19′N 25°53′W / 35.317°N 25.883°W / 35.317; -25.883) by U-371 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 of her 77 crew. Survivors were rescued by Campeche and Campero (both   Spain).[50][101]

31 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1941
Ship Country Description
No. 46   Soviet Navy The Izhoryets-25-class minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Tallinn, Estonia.[1]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: unknown July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS LCA 119   Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost sometime in July.[102]
Unnamed   Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[103]
Unnamed   Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[103]
Unnamed   Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[103]
Unnamed   Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[103]

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