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List of shipwrecks in November 1941

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

1 NovemberEdit

For the loss of the Italian cargo ship Margiola on this day, see the entry for 22 October 1941

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Bradford City   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic (22°59′S 9°49′E / 22.983°S 9.817°E / -22.983; 9.817) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine). All 45 crew survived.[1][2]
KM-295   Soviet Navy The KM-2 type motor launch was sunk by German aircraft off Shepelevsky Lighthouse in the Gulf of Finland.[3][4]
No. 72   Soviet Navy The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[5]
No. 102   Soviet Navy The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[5]
Sigrid   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany with the loss of ten crew.[1]

2 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Balilla   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Trapani, Sicily (38°22′N 12°20′E / 38.367°N 12.333°E / 38.367; 12.333) by ORP Sokół (  Polish Navy), shelled and sunk later in the day by HMS Utmost (  Royal Navy). There were no casualty and 25 survivors.[1][6][7]
Brynmill   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the East Dudgeon Lightship (  United Kingdom). All crew were rescued.[1][8]
Caliph   United Kingdom The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) south of Old Head of Kinsale, Aberdeenshire by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[1]
Foremost 45   United Kingdom World War II: The hopper barge struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland (51°21′10″N 51°21′06″W / 51.35278°N 51.35167°W / 51.35278; -51.35167) with the loss of one crew member.[1]
Larpool   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) east south east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-208 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Bittersweet (  Royal Canadian Navy) or reached land in their lifeboat.[1][9]
Marie Dawn   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Spurn Point, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft. She sank the next day 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Spurn Point.[1]
No. 82   Soviet Navy The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[5]
T-497   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk by mines in the Tsemes Bight.[10]
T-504   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk by German aircraft off Cape Ai-Todor.[10]
Voroshilov   Soviet Navy World War II: The Kirov-class cruiser was bombed and severely damaged at Novorossiysk by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 51, Luftwaffe. She was subsequently towed to Poti. Repairs took until February 1942 to complete.

3 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Anneliese   Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Dievenow, Pomerania.[1]
Batavier V   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France by a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat.[11]
Chelatros   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Brion Island, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Nova Scotia, Canada and was wrecked.[12]
Empire Gemsbuck   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 52: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Cape Charles, Labrador, Canada (52°18′N 53°05′W / 52.300°N 53.083°W / 52.300; -53.083) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine). All 43 crew were rescued by HMCS Buctouche (  Royal Canadian Navy).[1][13][14]
Everoja   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 52: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) east of Belle Isle, Newfoundland (52°18′N 53°05′W / 52.300°N 53.083°W / 52.300; -53.083) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine). All 41 crew were rescued by HMS Nasturtium (  Royal Navy).[1][15]
Flynderborg   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 52: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°21′N 51°45′W / 51.350°N 51.750°W / 51.350; -51.750) by U-202 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 24 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Windflower (  Royal Canadian Navy).
Gretavale   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 52: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°21′N 51°45′W / 51.350°N 51.750°W / 51.350; -51.750) by U-202 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Windflower (  Royal Canadian Navy).[16]
Kaynak Dere   Turkey World War II: The sailing ship was shelled and sunk south east of Cape Igneada (41°45′N 28°16′E / 41.750°N 28.267°E / 41.750; 28.267) by ShCh-214 (  Soviet Navy). The whole crew was rescued by another ship.[17][18]
M-511   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1916 minesweeper was sunk by a mine off Kolobrzeg.[19]
HMT Ouzel   Royal Navy World War II: The patrol vessel struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire with the loss of all hands.[1]
Rose Schiaffino   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 52: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland by U-569 (  Kriegsmarine).[1]
UJ 1213 Rau IV   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval whaler/submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk at Honningsvåg, Norway (70°58′N 26°58′E / 70.967°N 26.967°E / 70.967; 26.967) by HMS Trident (  Royal Navy). There were 31 dead and 10 wounded.[1][8][20]

4 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Britisher   United Kingdom World War II: The sailing ship struck a mine and sank in the Maplin Sands, Essex with the loss of both crew.[1]
HMS LCT 105   Royal Navy The landing craft tank was lost in Home Waters.[21]
HMS LCT 109   Royal Navy The landing craft tank was lost in Home Waters.[22]
M-58   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was depth charged and sunk by destroyer Regina Maria (  Romanian Naval Forces).[23]
Madjoe   Netherlands World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank off Port Talbot (51°34′38″N 3°50′30″W / 51.57722°N 3.84167°W / 51.57722; -3.84167) with the loss of all seven people on board.[1]
Rot-Front   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Kerch Strait east of Cape Takli by Luftwaffe aircraft.[24]

5 NovemberEdit

For the loss of the German minesweeper R-158 on this date, see the entry for 21 September 1941
List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Anna Zippitelli   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Benghazi, Libya (31°49′N 18°25′E / 31.817°N 18.417°E / 31.817; 18.417) by Royal Air Force aircraft. There were 3 dead and 23 survivors.[7][25]
Empire Energy   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 52: The cargo ship ran aground at Big Brook, Newfoundland (51°31′45.50″N 56°07′21.15″W / 51.5293056°N 56.1225417°W / 51.5293056; -56.1225417) and was wrecked. All crew survived. The wreck was still in situ as of 2009.
Kehi Maru   Japan World War II: The ocean liner struck a mine in the Sea of Japan and sank with the loss of 131 of her 510 passengers and crew.[1][26]
LAT 4 Kurt Sandkamp   Kriegsmarine World War II: The artillery support vessel was bombed and sunk in the Ems by Royal Air Force aircraft.[1][8]
Marouko Pateras   Greece World War II: Convoy SC 52: The cargo ship ran aground on Double Island, Newfoundland. She was refloated on 5 November but sank 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Double Island.[27]
Rabotnik   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Cape Sarych by Luftwaffe aircraft.[28]
Smetlivyi   Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland .[29] T-206 (  Soviet Navy) rescued 350 survivors.[8]
Torcello   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea east of Cape Ingeada, Turkey (41°53′N 28°22′E / 41.883°N 28.367°E / 41.883; 28.367) by ShCh-214 (  Soviet Navy). There were 3 dead and 21 survivors.[7][17][30]

6 NovemberEdit

For the loss of HMT Flotta on this day, see the entry for 29 October 1941

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1941
Ship Country Description
SF 10   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry was wrecked on this date.[31]
No. 304   Soviet Navy The PK-115 Type MO-2 patrol boat was lost on this date.[32]

7 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Armenia   Soviet Navy ( Red Cross) World War II: The hospital ship was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe with the loss of over 5,000 lives. There were eight survivors.
Frauenberg   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Ventspils, Latvia (57°26′N 21°20′E / 57.433°N 21.333°E / 57.433; 21.333).[1][33]
Gudmundrå   Sweden World War II: Convoy WSC 53: The cargo ship ran aground on Saint Pierre Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and was wrecked.[34][35]
Nottingham   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°24′N 31°51′W / 53.400°N 31.850°W / 53.400; -31.850) by U-74 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 62 crew.
T-484 Khenkin   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper grounded near Cape Sarych, Crimea, after running out of fuel and was burned by its crew. The whole crew and the 110 troops aboard survived.[36][37]

8 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Castillo Oropesa   Spain World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Mellilla by Dandolo (  Regia Marina).[1][38]
Cradock   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) north north east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Flottbek   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a Soviet mine and sank in the Barents Sea off Magerøy, Norway. There were 13 dead and 18 survivors.[1][20]
L-1   Soviet Navy World War II: The Leninets-class submarine was shelled and sunk at Leningrad by German artillery. She was later raised, but was not repaired.[8]
HMT Monarda   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent.[39]
Victo   Norway World War II: Convoy FN 546: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Scarborough (52°20′N 0°17′W / 52.333°N 0.283°W / 52.333; -0.283) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of two of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lottinge and Skipjack (both   United Kingdom).[1][40]

9 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Boy Andrew   Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel in the Firth of Forth and sank with the loss of one crew member.[1]
Buccanneer   United Kingdom World War II: The tug was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off Montrose, Fife. She drifted shore. Later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[1]
Conte di Misurata   Italy World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria by Force K, Royal Navy.[Note 1] Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1]
Desna   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank at Novorossiysk.[41]
Duisburg   Germany World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The troopship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria by Force K, Royal Navy. Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1]
Fulmine   Regia Marina World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The Folgore-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria by Force K, Royal Navy. Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1]
Lettie   United Kingdom The tug foundered in the North Sea off St Abb's Head.[1]
Libeccio   Regia Marina World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The Maestrale-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria (36°50′N 18°10′E / 36.833°N 18.167°E / 36.833; 18.167) by HMS Upholder (  Royal Navy). She was taken in tow by Euro but later sank.[1]
Maria   Italy World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The troopship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria by Force K, Royal Navy. Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1]
Minatitlan   Italy World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria by Force K, Royal Navy. Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1][42]
Rina Corrado   Italy World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria by Force K, Royal Navy. Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1]
Sagitta   Italy World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The troopship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria by Force K, Royal Navy. Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1]
San Marco   Germany World War II: Battle of the Duisburg Convoy: The troopship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Calabria (37°08′N 18°09′E / 37.133°N 18.150°E / 37.133; 18.150) by Force K, Royal Navy. Survivors were rescued by Alpino, Bersagliere, Euro, Fucliere, Maestrale and Oriani (all   Regia Marina).[1][43]
Ungvar   Hungarian Defence Forces World War II: The ammunition ship exploded and sank in the Black Sea off Ochalov, possibly a result of mines. Kriegsmarine Danauflottilla C.O., 5 Staff Officers of his, 16 KM Gunners and 12 Hungarian crewmen killed.[44]
Vijelia, Viroful   Royal Romanian Navy World War II: The Vosper 70'-class motor torpedo boats were sunk in the Black Sea off Ochalov by the explosion of Ungvar (  Hungarian Defence Forces), or by mines while attempting to assist her.[44][8]

10 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Ithaka   Germany World War II: The troop transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Milos by HMS Proteus (  Royal Navy).[1] 469 fatalities.[8]
Vollrath Tham   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Hubert Gat. All crew were rescued.[1]

11 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Andrey Zhdanov   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland.[45]
Meridian   Panama World War II: Convoy SC 53: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-561 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 26 crew.[46]
U-580   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine collided with Angelburg (  Kriegsmarine) in the Baltic Sea off Memel, East Prussia (55°45′N 20°40′E / 55.750°N 20.667°E / 55.750; 20.667) and sank with the loss of twelve of her 46 crew.[1][47]

12 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Francolin   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Happisburgh, Norfolk by a Dornier Do 17 from II. KG40 of the Luftwaffe, which she and HMT Commander Holbrook (  Royal Navy) both shot down. One crew member from HMT Francolin was killed.[48][49]
Maurita   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the River Dee, Aberdeenshire. All five crewmen were killed.[1][50]
No. 71   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[51]
No. 142   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[52]
S-34   Soviet Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was sunk by a mine of a flaking barrage laid by the minelayers Amiral Murgescu and Dacia (  Romanian Naval Forces).[53]
Sovershenny   Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelnyy-class destroyer was bombed and capsized at Sevastopol while being repaired after striking a mine while on trials in the Black Sea on 30 September 1941. Her wreck was destroyed by German Army artillery on 4 April 1942.[54]

13 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Aghios Nicolaos   Greece World War II: The sailing ship struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea off Lesbos with the loss of all four crew.[1]
HMS Ark Royal   Royal Navy
 
Ark Royal

World War II: The aircraft carrier was torpedoed and damaged near Gibraltar by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine). She capsized and sank the next day (36°03′N 4°45′W / 36.050°N 4.750°W / 36.050; -4.750) with the loss of one of her 1,487 crew.

Chervona Ukraina   Soviet Navy World War II: Siege of Sevastopol The Svetlana-class cruiser sank after being bombed and damaged in the Black Sea off Sevastopol by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of II Staffel, StG 77 the previous day.
Empire Wind   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°48′N 15°52′W / 53.800°N 15.867°W / 53.800; -15.867) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[13]
Joma   Netherlands World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank at Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom with the loss of three crew.[1]
M 3411 Cornelis Roeveld   Kriegsmarine The minelaying naval trawler was lost on this date.[55]
Peru   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (1°30′N 13°20′W / 1.500°N 13.333°W / 1.500; -13.333) by U-126. All 50 crew were rescued by Uniwaleco (  United Kingdom).[1][56]
Surovyi   Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelny-class destroyer struck a mine and was then scuttled in the Baltic Sea off Naissaar.[1][29]

14 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Crusader   Panama World War II: Convoy SC 53: The cargo ship, formerly the Danish vessel Brosund seized and operating under War Shipping Administration control and Panamanian flag, straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°30′N 37°15′W / 49.500°N 37.250°W / 49.500; -37.250) by U-561 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 33 of her 34 crew. The body of a ship's mate, who apparently survived in a lifeboat and reached ashore alive, was found on 6 January 1942 at Colonsay, Scotland, fifty-four days after sinking.[1][57][58][59][60]
Empire Defender   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of La Galite island, Tunisia by an aerial torpedo dropped by Regia Aeronautica aircraft with the loss of four crew.
Empire Pelican   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off La Galite Island, by Regia Aeronautica aircraft with the loss of one of her 45 crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[1][13]
Gordyi   Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Hanko, Finland.[8][29]
L-2   Soviet Navy World War II: The Leninets-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Juminda, Estonia.[29]
M-98   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Juminda, Estonia.[29]
MO-301   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Naissaar, Estonia.[61]
Paukku   Merivoimat World War II: The Loimu-class minelayer foundered in a storm in Koivusaari Bay off Vyborg.[62]
Verp   Soviet Navy World War II: The Fugas-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank east of Hanko.[63]

15 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1941
Ship Country Description
CKA-011[Note 2]   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Sevastopol by Luftwaffe aircraft.[64]
Corhampton   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 26 nautical miles (48 km) off Spurn Point, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow but sank the next day. All crew were rescued.[65]
Gornyak   Soviet Union The cargo ship grounded in the Black Sea off Kerch and was wrecked.[66]
T-889   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the Arctic Sea off Murmansk (67°30′N 41°11′E / 67.500°N 41.183°E / 67.500; 41.183) by U-752 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 crew.[65][67]
U-583   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine collided with U-153 (  Kriegsmarine) in the Baltic Sea off Danzig (55°23′N 17°05′E / 55.383°N 17.083°E / 55.383; 17.083) and sank with the loss of 45 crew.[65]

16 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Fernbank   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Skaggerak off Myggenäs, Västra Götaland County, Sweden by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of five crew.[65]
Shch-211   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was sunk by a mine of a flaking barrage laid by the minelayers Amiral Murgescu and Dacia (  Romanian Naval Forces).[53]
U-433   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Málaga, Andalusia, Spain (36°13′N 4°42′W / 36.217°N 4.700°W / 36.217; -4.700) by HMS Marigold (  Royal Navy) with the loss of six of her 44 crew.[65][68]

17 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Bovey Tracey   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (52°58′N 2°05′E / 52.967°N 2.083°E / 52.967; 2.083) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[65]
Kamenets-Podolsk   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[69]
No. 21   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[52]
Schwaneck   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Stettin, Pomerania, Germany.[65]
Stepan Makarov   Soviet Union The icebreaker foundered in the Black Sea.[70]
Talas   Yugoslavia The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 47 nautical miles (87 km) off Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland.[71]
Thode Fagelund   Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Indian Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) east of East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa by Le Heros (  Vichy French Navy). All 35 crew survived, 27 were rescued by Nahoon (  United Kingdom); the other eight reached land in their lifeboat.[65][72]

18 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Congonian   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Sierra Leone by U-65 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member.[73]
Vesco   Norway World War II: The coastal tanker was torpedoed and sunk off Kjøllefjord, Norway (70°57′N 26°50′E / 70.950°N 26.833°E / 70.950; 26.833) by HMS Sealion (  Royal Navy).[74]
Yenice   Turkey World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea off Vasiliko by SC-215 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of 12 of her 14 crew.[65][75]

19 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Aruba   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 650: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (52°51′N 2°07′E / 52.850°N 2.117°E / 52.850; 2.117) by S 105 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member.[65][76]
Avanesov   Soviet Union World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Cape Baba, Turkey by U-652 (  Kriegsmarine). One crew was killed.[8][77]
Coligny   France World War II: The trawler struck a mine laid by HMS Rorqual (  Royal Navy) and sank in the Bay of Biscay 50 nautical miles (93 km) off La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime. Six of the eight crew were killed.[65][78][79]
Delfin 2   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Delfin 1-class motor patrol boat was sunk on this date.[80]
Del Pidio   United States World War II: The sailing vessel struck a mine and sank off Manila, Philippines. Six crew were rescued.[65]
Edridio Mindoro   United States World War II: The ship was sunk by a mine in the Philippines.[81]
King   Norway The coaster ran aground at Utklippan, Sweden. Refloated on 23 November but sank under tow 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of Utklippan.[82]
Kormoran   Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran: The auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Western Australia by HMAS Sydney (  Royal Australian Navy). 82 crew were killed and 317 survived.
Pitwines   United Kingdom The coaster collided with another vessel in the North Sea off Hartlepool, Co Durham and sank. One crewman died.[83]
LS 3   Kriegsmarine World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran: the LS 2-class light schnellboot was lost when Kormoran (  Kriegsmarine) was sunk.[84]
HMAS Sydney   Royal Australian Navy World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran: The Leander-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean off Western Australia by Kormoran (  Kriegsmarine). All 645 crewmen were lost.
Waldinge   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 650: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk by S 41 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member. She sank the next day.[65]
War Mehtar   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 650: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (52°50′N 2°08′E / 52.833°N 2.133°E / 52.833; 2.133) by S 102 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued.[65]

20 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Danubius   Romania World War II: The lighter struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Ak-Mechet, Soviet Union.[8]
Empire Dorado   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 53: The Design 1019 cargo ship collided with Theomitor (  Greece) in the Atlantic Ocean. She was taken in tow by a Royal Navy ship but sank on 22 November (57°58′N 20°38′W / 57.967°N 20.633°W / 57.967; -20.633). All crew were rescued.
Michalis   Greece The cargo ship ran aground 6 nautical miles (11 km) from Quebec City, Canada and was wrecked.[85]
S 41   Kriegsmarine World War II: Convoy FS 650: The schnellboot collided with S 105 (  Kriegsmarine) and S 47 (  Kriegsmarine): while attacking Convoy FS 650 in the North Sea and was damaged. She was taken in tow, but was intercepted by MGB 64 and MGB 67 (both   Royal Navy) and sank before she could be captured. Three crewmen were killed.[86][87][88]
W-2   Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Cape Galata, Bulgaria.[8]

21 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Bessheim   Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Barents Sea off Hammerfest, Norway. Eight German troops killed. There were 52 survivors.[65][20][89]
Fohn   Nazi Germany World War II: The tugboat was mined and sunk in the Baltic Sea.[90]
HMS ML 219   Royal Navy The Fairmile B motor launch ran aground on Stornoway and was declared a constructive total loss.[65]
No. 35 Menzhinskiy   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[36]
V-112   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank.[91]

22 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Atlantis   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ascension Island by HMS Devonshire (  Royal Navy) with the loss of seven crew. Survivors were rescued by U-126 (  Kriegsmarine).
Azimut   Soviet Navy World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Hanko, Finland.[8]
Empire Dorado   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 53: The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean (57°58′N 20°38′W / 57.967°N 20.633°W / 57.967; -20.633) following a collision with Theomitor (  Greece) on 20 November.
M 1706 Gertrud Kampf   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Baltic Sea near Liepāja, Latvia.[8][65][92]
Maria di Giovanni   Royal Navy The schooner ran aground at Tobruk, Libya and was wrecked. All crew were taken as prisoners of war.[65]
Menzhinsky   Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Hanko.[8]
San Salvatore   Italy World War II: The sailing ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sardinia (41°25′N 10°42′E / 41.417°N 10.700°E / 41.417; 10.700) by O 21 (  Koninklijk Marine).[65]
HMT St Apollo   Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with HMS Sardonyx (  Royal Navy) in the Atlantic Ocean off the Hebrides (59°13′N 7°41′W / 59.217°N 7.683°W / 59.217; -7.683) and sank.[65]
Uno   Sweden World War II: The coastal tanker struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Memel, East Prussia, Germany and sank with the loss of one crew member.[65]

23 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS Glenroy   Royal Navy World War II: The landing ship infantry was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (31°40′N 26°28′E / 31.667°N 26.467°E / 31.667; 26.467) by enemy aircraft. She was beached at Mersa Matruh, Egypt. Refloated on 27 November and towed to Alexandria.[65]
Hedda   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Wadden Sea north of Borkum, Germany. All crew were rescued.[65]
Pollux   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Memel, East Prussia, Germany.[93]
SF 03   Kriegsmarine The Siebel ferry foundered on this date.[31]

24 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Blairnevis   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 560: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea by S-51 (  Kriegsmarine) and was beached off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Refloated on 17 December, repaired and returned to service.[65]
HMS Dunedin   Royal Navy World War II: The Danae-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Recife, Brazil by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 419 of her 486 crew. 250 survived the sinking, but only 72 were still living when rescued by Nishmaha (  United States) on 27 November, with 5 more deaths after rescue.[94]
Groenlo   Netherlands World War II: Convoy FS 560: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by S-52 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten crew.[65]
Hercules   Italy World War II: The salvage vessel was torpedoed and sunk in Heraklion harbour, Greece by HMS Triumph (  Royal Navy). There were 2 killed and 3 wounded.[7][95]
T-56 Klyuz   Soviet Navy World War II: The Udarnik-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland off Hanko, Finland. 160 of the 208 people aboard were killed.[8][96][97]
Maritza   Germany World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Crete by HMS Lively and HMS Penelope (both   Royal Navy).[98]
Nathaniel Bacon   United States The cargo ship collided with Esso Belgium (  Belgium) and sank.[99]
Procida   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Crete.[100]
SF 16   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was sunk on this date.[31]
Unione   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (41°06′N 10°02′E / 41.100°N 10.033°E / 41.100; 10.033) by HNLMS O-21 (  Koninklijk Marine).[65]
Virgilia   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 654: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by S-109 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 40 crew.[65]

25 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Attilo Deffenu   Regia Marina World War II: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea off Brindisi, Apulia (40°37′N 18°27′E / 40.617°N 18.450°E / 40.617; 18.450) by HMS Thrasher (  Royal Navy). There was no casualty.[65][7][101]
HMS Barham   Royal Navy
 
HMS Barham

World War II: The Queen Elizabeth-class battleship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Alexandria, Egypt by U-331 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 862 of her 1,311 crew.

HMT Fisher Girl   Royal Navy World War II: The naval drifter was bombed and sunk at Falmouth, Cornwall by Luftwaffe aircraft.[65]
HMT Jacques Morgand   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Falmouth, Cornwall by Luftwaffe aircraft.[65]
LVII   Germany World War II: The ship was shelled and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Cape Maleas, Greece by HMS Thunderbolt (  Royal Navy).[65]
Prosper Bihen   France World War II: The fishing trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Nord, France by a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat.[8]
V 412 Bremerhaven   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was sunk off Saint-Pol-sur Mer by a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat. Later salvaged, repaired and returned to service as V-805 Bremerhaven.[8][65]
Zirona   Regia Marina World War II: The Galeb-class minelayer was bombed by British aircraft at Benghazi and beached.[102]

26 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Egeran   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Memel, East Prussia, Germany.[65]

27 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1941
Ship Country Description
HR 41 Delft   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[55]
No. 216   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[103]
HMAS Parramatta   Royal Australian Navy World War II: The Grimsby-class sloop was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya (32°20′N 24°35′E / 32.333°N 24.583°E / 32.333; 24.583) by U-559 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 138 of her 162 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Avon Vale (  Royal Navy).[104]

28 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Gerda Ferdinand   Germany The cargo ship ran aground and was wrecked at Argosgrund, Sweden. All 26 crewmen survived.[65][105][106]
Henny   Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Memel, East Prussia.[65]
Ingul   Soviet Union The cargo ship ran aground in the Black Sea off Batumi and was wrecked with the loss of four lives.[107][108]
Porkkala   Merivoimat World War II: The Pukkio-class minelayer struck a mine and sank with all 32 hands off Kolvisto. Raised in the Summer of 1942, repaired and returned to service.[109][110]
Priaruggia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Benghazi, Libya by Royal Air Force aircraft.[65]
U-95   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Gibraltar (36°21′N 3°27′W / 36.350°N 3.450°W / 36.350; -3.450) by HNLMS O-21 (  Koninklijk Marine) with the loss of 35 of her 47 crew.[111]
Vindafjord   Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk whilst on a voyage between Kvitsøy and Skudeneshavn in Norway, by a Lockheed Hudson aircraft of the Royal Air Force with the loss of 34 of the 79 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Marstein (  Norway).[74]

29 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Asperity   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 564: The coastal tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (53°11′N 1°07′E / 53.183°N 1.117°E / 53.183; 1.117) by S-64 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten crew.[65]
Berbera   Italy World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk at Navarino, Greece by Royal Air Force aircraft.[65]
Cormarsh   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 564: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (53°16′N 1°04′E / 53.267°N 1.067°E / 53.267; 1.067) by S-51 (  Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued.[65]
HNoMS Egeland   Royal Norwegian Navy The minesweeping whaler ran aground at Gaza on the coast of Palestine and was wrecked. The crew survived the shipwreck.[112]
Empire Newcomen   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 564: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the Dudgeon Lightship (  United Kingdom) by S-52 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten crew.[65]
Fiddown   United Kingdom The coaster was run down and sunk in the Mersey Estuary by HMS Campbeltown (  Royal Navy). She was refloated on 7 July 1942, repaired and returned to service as Empire Estuary in 1943.
Superga   Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed by Shch-211 (  Soviet Navy) south of Varna, Bulgaria (43°00′N 27°53′E / 43.000°N 27.883°E / 43.000; 27.883). She was beached to avoid sinking.[113]
Thornliebank   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 12: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (41°50′N 29°48′W / 41.833°N 29.800°W / 41.833; -29.800) by U-43 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 80 hands (70 crew and 10 gunners).[65][114]
V-1611 Forst   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk.[115]

30 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1941
Ship Country Description
Ashby   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 12: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic (36°54′N 29°51′W / 36.900°N 29.850°W / 36.900; -29.850) by U-43 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 50 crew. Survivors were rescued by BRP Lima (  Marinha Portuguesa).[65][116]
Capo Faro   Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°28′N 19°20′E / 37.467°N 19.333°E / 37.467; 19.333) by British aircraft. There were 4 killed and 111 survivors.[65][7]
Ester   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea by Royal Air Force aircraft.[8]
No. 67 Izhorets 53   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[36]
No. 171 Norek   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[36]
Oktyabr   Soviet Union World War II: The icebreaker was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland by Luftwaffe aircraft.[117]
Oluf Maersk   Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea west of Borkum, Lower Saxony (53°37′N 5°39′E / 53.617°N 5.650°E / 53.617; 5.650) by Royal Air Force aircraft. Her crew survived[8][43]
Speranza   Italy World War II: The coastal tanker was bombed and damaged at Benghazi, Libya by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was scuttled on 23 December.[65]
Skauts   Latvia World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland by Luftwaffe aircraft. The wreck was scrapped in December 1944.[118]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1941
Ship Country Description
Aliakmon   Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean sometime after 20 November.[119]
HMS LCT 110   Royal Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost in Home Waters.[120]
HMS LCT 129   Royal Navy The LCT-1-class landing craft tank was lost in November. N.F.I.[121]
Proteus   Canada The collier was lost at sea sometime after 23 November.
Shch-324   Soviet Navy The Shchuka-class submarine was lost sometime on or after 5 November near Tallinn.[122]
U-206   Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was lost in the Bay of Biscay on or about 30 November at (approximately 47°05′N 2°40′W / 47.083°N 2.667°W / 47.083; -2.667) with the loss of all 46 crew.[123]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Force K comprised HMS Aurora, HMS Lance, HMS Lively and HMS Penelope (all   Royal Navy).
  2. ^ CKA are the Cyrillic letters. These translate to SKA in English.

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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