List of shipwrecks in September 1941

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

1 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1941
Ship Country Description
V 1512 Unitas 8   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot (341 GRT, 1937) was severely damaged in a British air raid on Barfleur, Manche, France.[1]
Zhitomir   Soviet Navy World War II: The Zhitomir-class river monitor (110/130 t, 1920/1939) ran aground in the Dnepr River at Cherni. Scuttled on 7 September to prevent capture.[2]

2 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS LCP(L) 59   Royal Navy The landing craft, personnel (large) was lost on this date.[3]
HMS LCP(L) 71   Royal Navy The landing craft, personnel (large) was lost on this date.[3]
Meero   Soviet Union World War II: The ship (1,866 GRT) was sunk by Syöksy (  Finnish Navy) off Koivisto, Finland. All crew members were saved by Soviet patrol boats.[4]
Oslebhausen   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (4,989 GRT, 1923) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Obrestad, Norway.[5]
Peter Wessels   Germany World War II: The salvage tug (135 GRT, 1913) struck a mine and sank in the Ems.[1]

3 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Andrea Gritti   Italy World War II: The ship (6,338 GRT, 1939) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Cape Spartivento, Calabria (37°33′N 19°26′E / 37.550°N 19.433°E / 37.550; 19.433) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[6] There were only two survivors of the 349 people on board.[1]
Comandant Bafile   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (1,790 GRT) either ran aground off Cape Comino, Sardinia and was wrecked,[5] or was sunk by British aircraft.[1]
Fort Richepanse   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,485 GRT, 1935) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°12′N 21°10′W / 52.200°N 21.167°W / 52.200; -21.167) by U-567 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 41 of the 68 people on board. Survivors were rescued by ORP Garland and ORP Piorun (both   Polish Navy).[5]
Gustav   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner (107 GRT) was sunk at Saaremaa by German aircraft.[7]
Kaganovich   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary river gunboat (200 t, 1936) was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev.[8]

4 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Abbas Combe   United Kingdom World War II: The coaster (489 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea off Bardsey Island, Caernarvonshire by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew.[5]
Tokustan Maru   Japan The passenger ship (5,257 GRT, 1899) collided with Koki Maru (  Japan) in the La Perouse Strait and sank with the loss of 17 crew.[9]

5 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Einvik   Norway World War II: Convoy SC 41: The cargo ship (2,000 GRT, 1919) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°38′N 31°18′W / 60.633°N 31.300°W / 60.633; -31.300) by U-501 (  Kriegsmarine). All 23 crew survived.[5][10]
Isarco   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,738 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) south east of Ischia, Campania (42°48′N 9°58′E / 42.800°N 9.967°E / 42.800; 9.967 by HNLMS O 21 (  Koninklijk Marine) with the loss of 5 or 6 crew. 22 survivors were rescued by HNLMS O 21.[5][11]
Jarlinn   Iceland World War II: The trawler (190 GRT, 1890) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom by U-141 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 11 crew.[12]
Maya   Italy World War II: The tanker (3,867 GRT, 1894) was torpedoed and damaged in the Dardanelles 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Tenedos, Turkey (39°43′N 25°57′E / 39.717°N 25.950°E / 39.717; 25.950) by HMS Perseus (  Royal Navy) and was beached. One crew was killed.[5][13][11]
Steel Seafarer   United States World War II: The cargo ship (5,718 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Red Sea off Shadwan, Egypt by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of I and II Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. All 36 crew were rescued.[1][5][14]

6 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Brora   Royal Navy The naval trawler (452 GRT / 770 t, 1941) foundered in the Sound of Harris.[15]
Carla   Regia Marina World War II: The anti-aircraft naval trawler (347 GRT, 1903) was attacked in the Mediterranean Sea off La Spezia, Liguria by HNLMS O 24 (  Koninklijk Marine) and was driven ashore. All 21 crew survived.[5][16][11]
FR 5   Kriegsmarine World War II: The FR 1-class river minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the Danube River Estuary. Raised and repaired.[17]
FR 6   Kriegsmarine World War II: The FR 1-class river minesweeper (21 t, 1938) was sunk by a mine in the Danube River Estuary.[18][19]
King Erik   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (228 GRT, 1899) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Iceland by U-141 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 15 crew.[5][20]
M 4030   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine off Brest, Finistère, France. She returned to the port and sank there.[1]
MO-404   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat (50/56 t, 1940) was shelled and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Kuivastu, Estonia by German shore-based artillery.[21]
MO-407   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat (50/56 t, 1940) was shelled and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Kuivastu by German shore-based artillery.[22]
HMT Strathborve   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (216 GRT, 1930) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber with the loss of 15 crew.[5][23]
T-493 Khadzhibey   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (330 t, 1898) was sunk by German aircraft at Odessa.[24]

7 SeptemberEdit

For scuttling of Soviet monitor Zhitomir on this date see 1 September 1941.

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Bremse   Kriegsmarine World War II: The artillery training ship (1,596/2,054 t, 1932) was rammed and sunk in Hammerfjord, Norway by HMS Nigeria and HMS Aurora (both   Royal Navy) with the loss of 160 of her crew. There were 37 survivors.[25][26]
Duncarron   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (478 GRT, 1914) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Sheringham, Norfolk by S-50 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine crew.[1][5]
Eikhaug   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,436 GRT, 1903) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (53°05′52″N 1°20′50″E / 53.09778°N 1.34722°E / 53.09778; 1.34722) by S-52 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 19 crew.[5][27]
Empire Gunner   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,492 GRT, 1906) was bombed and sunk in St George's Channel (52°08′N 5°18′W / 52.133°N 5.300°W / 52.133; -5.300) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[28]
H 811 Maria Adriana   Kriegsmarine The naval trawler (221 GRT, 1925) was lost on this date.[29]
Marcrest   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,224 GRT, 1911) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[1][5]
Ophir II   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (213 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the Humber Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of five crew.[5]
SK-2 Pushkin   Soviet Navy The auxiliary river guard ship (200 t, 1934) was lost on this date.[30]
Sirena   Italy World War II: The coaster (974 GRT, 1883) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Benghazi, Libya by HMS Thunderbolt (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 7 of her 19 crew.[5][11]
Trsat   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,369 GRT, 1919) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east by east of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeshwader 2, Luftwaffe with the loss of three crew.[1][5]

8 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS Corfield   Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (1,791 GRT, 1937) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire. There were no casualties.[31][32]
Maggiore Baracca   Regia Marina World War II: The Marconi-class submarine (1,191/1,489 t, 1940) was shelled, rammed, and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (40°30′N 21°15′W / 40.500°N 21.250°W / 40.500; -21.250) by HMS Croome (  Royal Navy). 28 crew were lost and 32 were rescued.[5][11]

9 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Erna Oldendorf   Germany The cargo ship (2,095 GRT, 1900) collided with a tanker in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, Finistère, France and sank.[5]
Empire Springbuck   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (5,591 GRT, 1918) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°38′N 40°40′W / 61.633°N 40.667°W / 61.633; -40.667) by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 39 crew.
Italo Balbo   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (5,114 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Campo alle Serre, Elba (42°47′N 9°57′E / 42.783°N 9.950°E / 42.783; 9.950) by HNLMS O 24 (  Koninklijke Marine). All 42 crew survived.[5][33][11]
Socony   United Kingdom The tanker (4,404 GRT, 1936) collided with Tongariro (  United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores, Portugal and sank. Two crew died.[34][35]
Trifels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (6,198 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by MTB 54 (  Royal Navy). The crew were rescued by V-202 and V-208 (both   Kriegsmarine).[5]

10 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Baron Pentland   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (3,410 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean on 10 September by U-652 (  Kriegsmarine). She was abandoned with the loss of two of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Orillia (  Royal Canadian Navy). The abandoned ship stayed afloat primarily because of her load of lumber until she was torpedoed and sunk at 58°15′N 41°36′W / 58.250°N 41.600°W / 58.250; -41.600 by U-372 (  Kriegsmarine) on 19 September.[5][36]
HMT Christine Rose   Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground on Knap Rock, Argyllshire and was wrecked with the loss of one crew member.[5]
Empire Hudson   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The CAM ship (7,465 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°28′N 40°51′W / 61.467°N 40.850°W / 61.467; -40.850) by U-82 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four crew.[5][28]
Harry K. Fooks   United States The lumber schooner foundered off Cape May, New Jersey.[37][38]
Julius Hugo Stinnes 27   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (2,530 GRT, 1924) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg, Pomerania.[5]
M-1102 H.A.W. Muller   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (465 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°08′N 6°38′E / 58.133°N 6.633°E / 58.133; 6.633) by Royal Air Force aircraft with the loss of 15 crew. 22 survivors were picked up by M 253.[5]
Mariann   Latvia World War II: The cargo ship (991 GRT, 1891) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Germany.[39]
Marken   Netherlands World War II: The tanker (5,719 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (1°36′N 36°55′W / 1.600°N 36.917°W / 1.600; -36.917) by U-111 (  Kriegsmarine). All 37 crew were rescued by a Spanish merchant ship.[5][40]
Muneric   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (5,229 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°38′N 40°40′W / 61.633°N 40.667°W / 61.633; -40.667) by U-432 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 63 people on board.[5][41]
Murfete   United Kingdom World War II: The ferry (691 GRT, 1940) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Topazio (  Regia Marina) with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued by Talodi (  Egypt).[5]
Norburg   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (2,392 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk at Heraklion, Greece by HMS Torbay (  Royal Navy). She was later salvaged.[1]
Sally Mærsk   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (3,252 GRT, 1923) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°40′N 40°30′W / 61.667°N 40.500°W / 61.667; -40.500) by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine). All 34 crew were rescued by HMCS Kenogami (  Royal Canadian Navy).[5][42]
Stargard   Norway World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (1,113 GRT, 1915) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 40°30′W / 61.500°N 40.500°W / 61.500; -40.500) by U-432 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by Regin (  Norway) and one of the convoy's escorts.[5][43][44]
Svam I   Italy World War II: The coaster (388 GRT) was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Sirte by HMS Thunderbolt (  Royal Navy). One crew was killed.[5][11]
Tahchee   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The tanker (6,508 GRT, 1914) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (61°15′N 41°05′W / 61.250°N 41.083°W / 61.250; -41.083) by U-652 (  Kriegsmarine). The crew abandoned the burning ship but later reboarded her and extinguished the fire. Tahchee was taken in tow by HMCS Orillia (  Royal Canadian Navy) and arrived at Reykjavík, Iceland on 15 September. Later repaired and returned to service in November 1942.[45]
Thistleglen   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (4,748 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°59′N 39°46′W / 61.983°N 39.767°W / 61.983; -39.767) by U-85 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lorient (  United Kingdom)[5][46]
U-501   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine (1,100/1,213 t, 1941) was depth charged and damaged in the Denmark Strait (62°50′N 37°50′W / 62.833°N 37.833°W / 62.833; -37.833) by HMCS Chambly (  Royal Canadian Navy). She surfaced and surrendered to HMCS Moose Jaw (  Royal Canadian Navy) which put a party on board to retrieve secret documents. U-501 sank with the loss of 11 of her 46 crew and a crew member from HMCS Moose Jaw.
Winterswijk   Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (3,205 GRT, 1914) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°38′N 40°40′W / 61.633°N 40.667°W / 61.633; -40.667) by U-432 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by one of the escorting corvettes.[5][47]

11 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Alfredo Oriani   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (3,059 GRT) was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (35°50′N 20°16′E / 35.833°N 20.267°E / 35.833; 20.267) by Bristol Blenheim aircraft of the Royal Air Force. She sank on 13 September 180 nautical miles (330 km) north of Benghazi, Libya (35°50′N 20°16′E / 35.833°N 20.267°E / 35.833; 20.267). Two of her 50 crew died.[5][48][11]
Berury   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (4,924 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (62°40′N 38°50′W / 62.667°N 38.833°W / 62.667; -38.833) by U-207) (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Kenogami and HMCS Moose Jaw (both   Royal Canadian Navy). Berury was scuttled by a Royal Navy ship.[5][49]
Bulysses   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The tanker (7,519 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (62°40′N 38°50′W / 62.667°N 38.833°W / 62.667; -38.833) by U-82 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 61 crew. Survivors were rescued by Wisla (  Poland).[5][50]
Empire Crossbill   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (5,463 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°14′N 37°12′W / 63.233°N 37.200°W / 63.233; -37.200) by U-81 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 49 people on board.
Garm   Sweden World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (1,231 GRT, 1912) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°02′N 37°51′W / 63.033°N 37.850°W / 63.033; -37.850) by U-432 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 20 crew. Survivors were rescued by Bestum (  Norway).[5][51]
Gypsum Queen   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (3,915 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°05′N 37°50′W / 63.083°N 37.833°W / 63.083; -37.833) by U-82 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Vestland (  Norway).[5][52]
Livorno   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (1,829 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria (31°58′N 19°23′E / 31.967°N 19.383°E / 31.967; 19.383) by HMS Thunderbolt (  Royal Navy).[5]
Montana   Panama World War II: The cargo ship (1,549 GRT, 1934) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) off Cape Farewell, Greenland (63°40′N 35°50′W / 63.667°N 35.833°W / 63.667; -35.833) by U-105 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 26 crew.[5][53]
No. 1307 and No. 1308   Soviet Navy The KM-II-class minesweepers were lost on this date.[54]
PiLB 202   Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft (30/50 t, 1941) was lost on this date.[55]
Sadko   Soviet Union The icebreaker (3,800 t, 1913) ran aground in the Kara Sea and sank. All crew were rescued by Lenin (  Soviet Union).
Scania   Sweden World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (1,999 GRT, 1901) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (63°05′N 37°50′W / 63.083°N 37.833°W / 63.083; -37.833) by U-82 (  Kriegsmarine). She straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk by U-202 (  Kriegsmarine. All 24 crew were rescued.[5][56]
Stonepool   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (4,815 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°05′N 37°50′W / 63.083°N 37.833°W / 63.083; -37.833) by U-207) (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Kenogami (  Royal Canadian Navy)[5][57]
U-207   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine (757/857 t, 1941) was depth charged and sunk in the Strait of Denmark by HMS Leamington and HMS Veteran (both   Royal Navy) with the loss of all 41 crew.[5]

12 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Caffaro   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (6,476 GRT, 1924) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Tripoli, Libya (34°14′N 11°54′E / 34.233°N 11.900°E / 34.233; 11.900) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. Four of the 228 men aboard were lost.[5][11]
Ottar Jarl   Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,459 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in Tanafjord (70°57′N 29°00′E / 70.950°N 29.000°E / 70.950; 29.000) by SC-422 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of one of her crew.[58]
PC-121   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel (50/56 t, 1939) was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra by Luftwaffe aircraft.[59]
Smolensk   Soviet Navy World War II: The Smolensk-class river monitor (70/90 t, 1926) was scuttled in the Desna River near Chernigov to avoid capture by the Germans.[60]
T-402 Minrep   Soviet Navy World War II: The Fugas-class minesweeper (428/445 t, 1937) was sunk by a German mine in the Black Sea off Feodosia, Crimea. Only 16 of the 77 men aboard were saved.[61][62]
Tai Koo   United Kingdom World War II: The tug (688 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Red Sea (16°45′N 40°05′E / 16.750°N 40.083°E / 16.750; 40.083) with the loss of 26 of the 63 people on board.[5]
Tauri   Finland World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Fleet Air Arm aircraft off Moster, Norway. Raised and broken up in Stavanger, Norway, in 1953.[63]

13 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Barøy   Norway World War II: The passenger ship (424 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Vestfjord by a Fairey Albacore of 817 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy with the loss of 112 of the 123 people on board.
Bloomfield   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,417 GRT, 1920) was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°50′N 6°00′W / 61.833°N 6.000°W / 61.833; -6.000) by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[5]
Hiiula   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (330 GRT) was sunk at Hiumaa by German aircraft.[7]
Ilmarinen   Merivoimat World War II: Operation Nordwind: The coastal defence ship (3,900/4,100 t, 1934) struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Utö, Finland with the loss of 271 of her 403 crew.[5]
Richard With   Norway World War II: The passenger/cargo ship (905 GRT, 1909) was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea (70°50′N 23°57′E / 70.833°N 23.950°E / 70.833; 23.950) by HMS Tigris (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 97 lives. 13 people survived.[5][64]
V-308   Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Porkkala, Finland by a Soviet Navy motor torpedo boat. (Look 23/09/1941)[5]

14 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1941
Ship Country Description
M-1707 Lunenberg   Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (481 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk by TK-104 (  Soviet Navy) in the Baltic Sea after she had been abandoned due to damage from mines and coastal batteries.[4]
Moldavia   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner/hospital ship (1,190 GRT, 1928) was bombed and damaged in the Black Sea off Tenderovskaya by Luftwaffe aircraft, she ran aground and burned out. Raised in 1946 and scrapped in 1947.[65]
No. 84   Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat (16 t, 1935) was lost on this date.[66]
Nicolò Odero   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (6,003 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya (32°51′N 12°18′E / 32.850°N 12.300°E / 32.850; 12.300) by Royal Air Force aircraft with the loss of 20 lives. There were 285 survivors.[5][11]
Petropavlovsk   Soviet Navy World War II: The Admiral Hipper-class cruiser (14,240/19,800 t, 1941) was sunk at Leningrad by German artillery. Raised on 17 September, repaired and returned to service.[67]
R-60, R-61 and R-62   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweepers (125/135 t, 1940) were obliterated by onboard explosions with the loss of all hands while in Helsinki harbor. Sabotage was suspected but never proven.[68]

15 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Atlantic Cock   United Kingdom World War II: The tug (182 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Clyde at Dalmuir, Renfrewshire and was beached. She was refloated on 11 October.[69]
Birtley   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,873 GRT, 1923) struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea (53°06′00″N 1°16′30″E / 53.10000°N 1.27500°E / 53.10000; 1.27500). She sank the next day at 53°03′N 1°18′E / 53.050°N 1.300°E / 53.050; 1.300). Three crew were lost.[69]
Shipka   Bulgaria World War II: The cargo ship (2,304 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Varna, Bulgaria (43°17′N 28°05′E / 43.283°N 28.083°E / 43.283; 28.083). Two crew were killed and two wounded. She was refloated in July 1952, repaired and returned to service.[1][70][71]
Daru   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (3,854 GRT, 1927) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (51°56′30″N 5°58′00″W / 51.94167°N 5.96667°W / 51.94167; -5.96667) by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualty.[69]
Empire Eland   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 14: The Design 1019 cargo ship (5,613 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°00′N 28°00′W / 54.000°N 28.000°W / 54.000; -28.000) by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 37 crew.
Hanseat   Germany The coaster (224 GRT, 1899) ran aground on Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and was wrecked.[69]
Flying Kite   United Kingdom World War II: The tug (260 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Clyde at Dalmuir with the loss of five of her eight crew.[69]
M 3823 De Verwachting   Kriegsmarine Worle War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (106 GRT, 1898) was sunk at Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France in a British air raid. Raised and repaired.[1]
Newbury   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 14: The cargo ship (5,102 GRT, 1927) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°39′N 28°04′W / 54.650°N 28.067°W / 54.650; -28.067) by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 49 crew.[69][72]
Pegasus   Greece World War II: Convoy ON 14: The cargo ship (5,762 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°40′N 29°50′W / 54.667°N 29.833°W / 54.667; -29.833) by U-94 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Swedish merchant ship.[69][73]
Pontfield   Belgium World War II: The tanker (8,290 GRT) struck a mine in the North Sea (52°03′00″N 1°20′30″E / 52.05000°N 1.34167°E / 52.05000; 1.34167) and broke in two. The bow section sank, the stern section was beached at Salt End, Yorkshire. Later repaired with a new bow section constructed and returned to service.[69]
Smolensk   Soviet Navy World War II: The Krakow-class river monitor was scuttled in Ladinsk Creek at Desna near Chernigov. (Look 12/09/1941)[74]
Sovetskaya Bessarabia   Soviet Union The passenger ship (250 GRT) was wrecked at Tenderovskaya.[75]

16 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Filuccio   Italy World War II: the coastal tanker (248 GRT) was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya by a crashing aircraft.[1]
Jedmoor   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship (4,392 GRT, 1928) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 59°N 40°W / 59°N 40°W / 59; -40) by U-98 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Campus (  United Kingdom) and Knoll (  Norway).[5][76]
No. 12   Soviet Navy The KM-2 Type motor launch (7 t, 1941) was lost on this date.[77]
No. 81   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper (140 t, 1935) was lost on this date[24]
No. 405   Soviet Navy The MO-2-class patrol vessel was lost on this date. (Look 13/12/1941)[78]
No. 1306, No. 1309, No. 1310 and No. 1318   Soviet Navy The KM-II-class minesweepers (7 t, 1940) were lost on this date.[54]
V 5107 Sturm   Kriegsmarine The vorpostenboot (151 GRT, 1939) collided with Carl Rehder (  Germany) off the coast of Norway and sank.[79]
Yarrawonga   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship (4,900 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Hamburg by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[69]
William Downes   United Kingdom The trawler sank off Rosslare Harbour, Ireland after a collision offshore. The crew were all saved.[80]

17 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1941
Ship Country Description
HSwMS Göteborg   Swedish Navy Hårsfjärden disaster: The Goteborg-class destroyer (1,060/1,240 t, 1936) was sunk by an explosion onboard HSwMS Klas Uggla (  Swedish Navy) in Hårsfjärden. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1943.[81]
Johann Wessels   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (4,656 GRT) struck a mine and sank in Norwegian waters.[69]
HSwMS Klas Horn   Swedish Navy Hårsfjärden disaster: The Klas-class destroyer (1,020/1,190 t, 1932) was sunk by an explosion onboard HSwMS Klas Uggla (  Swedish Navy) in Hårsfjärden. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1943. She was repaired using parts from HSwMS Klas Ugga (  Swedish Navy). Fifteen crew were killed.[69][82]
HSwMS Klas Uggla   Swedish Navy Hårsfjärden disaster: The Klas-class destroyer (1,020/1,190 t, 1932) was sunk by an explosion in Hårsfjärden. Five crew were killed.[82]
Kuivastu   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Saaremaa by German aircraft.[7]
M 1707 Luneburg   Kriegsmarine World War II: The mineweeping naval trawler (481 GRT, 1938) struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia and was sunk by Soviet artillery.[69][83]
No. 122 Som   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper (163 GRT, 1913) was sunk in the Lake Ladoga by German aircraft. 13 crew were killed.[24][84]
P-1   Soviet Navy World War II: The Pravda-class submarine (931/1,690 t, 1936) struck a mine near Hanko, Finland and sank.[1][85]
SK-6 Voroshilov   Soviet Navy The auxiliary river guard ship (200 t, 1899) was lost on this date.[30]
Teddington   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,762 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea (54°03′N 1°35′E / 54.050°N 1.583°E / 54.050; 1.583) by S 51 (  Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow, but came ashore the next day at Overstrand, Norfolk. All crew were rescued.[1][69]
Tetela   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,389 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea (54°04′N 1°35′E / 54.067°N 1.583°E / 54.067; 1.583) by S 52 (  Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow and beached on the Haile Sand Flat. Refloated the next day and taken to Hull, Yorkshire.[1][69]
Triton   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (183 GRT) was sunk at Saaremaa by German aircraft.[7]

18 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Beloruss   Soviet Navy World War II: The Trudovoy-class river gunboat (33/35 t, 1933) was sunk by German field artillery on the Desna River at Kiev.[86]
Flyagin   Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor (230/263 t, 1936) was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev.[87]
Kakhovka   Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete project SB-57/Vidlista-class river monitor (735 t, 1941) was scuttled at the 300 Yard, Kiev to avoid capture by the Germans.[88]
Levachev   Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor (230/263 t, 1936) was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev.[87]
Litvinov   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by German artillery.[7]
Martynov   Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor (230/263 t, 1936) was scuttled on the Konskaya River at Blagoveshchensk.[87]
Neptunia   Italy World War II: The troopship (19,328 GRT, 1931) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Misrata, Libya (33°02′N 14°42′E / 33.033°N 14.700°E / 33.033; 14.700) by HMS Upholder (  Royal Navy).[69]
Oceania   Italy World War II: The troopship (19,403 GRT, 1932) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya (33°02′N 14°42′E / 33.033°N 14.700°E / 33.033; 14.700) by HMS Upholder (  Royal Navy).[89][90]
Rostovtsev   Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor (230/263 t, 1937) was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev. Raised in 1945, repaired and returned to service as a training ship.[87]
Smolnyy   Soviet Navy The auxiliary river gunboat (220 t, 1933) was sunk on this date.[8]
Vitebsk   Soviet Navy World War II: The Zhitomar-class river monitor (110/130 t, 1920) was scuttled near Kiev to avoid capture by the Germans. Raised again by the Soviets in August 1944, and scrapped.[91]

19 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Bradglen   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,741 GRT, 1930) struck a mine and sank in The Wash with the loss of eight crew.[69]
Bunte Kuh   Germany World War II: The trawler (262 GRT, 1916) struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat.[69]
City of Waterford   Ireland World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship (1,071 or 1,175 GRT, 1879) collided in the Atlantic Ocean with Thames (  Netherlands) and sank. HMS Deptford   Royal Navy rescued her 23 crew and transferred them to Walmer Castle (  United Kingdom). Five survivors killed when Walmer Castle was sunk.[92][93][94]
RFA Denbydale   Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The Dale-class oiler (8,145 GRT, 1941) was severely damaged at Gibraltar by a limpet mine placed by a manned torpedo launched from Scirè (  Regia Marina). She was thereafter used as a fueling hulk at Gibraltar until 1955.[95][69]
Durham   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (10,893 GRT, 1934) was damaged at Gibraltar by a limpet mine placed by a manned torpedo launched from Scirè (  Regia Marina) and was beached. She was subsequently towed to Falmouth, Cornwall for repairs.[69]
Fiona Shell   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (2,444 GRT, 1892) was damaged at Gibraltar by a limpet mine placed by a manned torpedo launched from Scirè (  Regia Marina).[69][95][96][97]
Glen Alva   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (6 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex with the loss of both crew.[69]
HMCS Levis   Royal Canadian Navy
 
HMCS Levis

World War II: Convoy SC 44: The Flower-class corvette (950/1,280 t, 1941) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Farewell, Greenland (60°07′N 38°37′W / 60.117°N 38.617°W / 60.117; -38.617) by U-74 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 109 crew. Although she was taken in tow, she later capsized and sank. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Agassiz and HMCS Mayflower (both   Royal Canadian Navy).[98]

Prestatyn Rose   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (1,151 GRT, 1930) was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Harwich, Essex (51°52′25″N 1°35′45″E / 51.87361°N 1.59583°E / 51.87361; 1.59583) and was beached at Harwich. She was refloated on 28 September.[69]
Rodina   Bulgaria World War II: The cargo ship (4,159 GRT, 1922) struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Tsarevo (42°23′N 27°48′E / 42.383°N 27.800°E / 42.383; 27.800). Three Bulgarian crewmen and a German radio operator were killed.[1][70][99][100]
Rudolf   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner (100 t) was sunk in the Moon Sound by German aircraft.[7]
Udarny   Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-12 monitor (253/387 t, 1934) was sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra Island by Luftwaffe aircraft. 56 crewmen were killed.[1][101]

20 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Baltallinn   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship (1,303 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°07′N 22°07′W / 48.117°N 22.117°W / 48.117; -22.117) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 7 of her 38 crew. Walmer Castle (  United Kingdom) rescued the survivors. Eleven of the survivors died when Walmer Castle was sunk.[69][102]
Barbro   Norway World War II: Convoy SC 44: The tanker (6,325 GRT, 1934) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 35°07′W / 61.500°N 35.117°W / 61.500; -35.117) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[69][103]
Cingalese Prince   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (8,474 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (2°00′S 25°30′W / 2.000°S 25.500°W / -2.000; -25.500) by U-111 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 57 of her 77 crew. Survivors were rescued by Castillo Montjuich (  Spain), HMS Londonderry and HMS Weston (both   Royal Navy).[69][104]
Empire Burton   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 44: The CAM ship (6,966 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°34′N 35°05′W / 61.567°N 35.083°W / 61.567; -35.083) by U-74 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 60 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Honeysuckle (  Royal Navy).
Empire Moat   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship (2,922 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°07′N 22°07′W / 48.117°N 22.117°W / 48.117; -22.117) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine). The ship was abandoned, and was presumed to have sunk later. Walmer Castle (  United Kingdom) rescued all 30 crew.[28][69]
HMT Marconi   Royal Navy The naval trawler (322 GRT, 1916) sank in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex.[105]
Maria   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (1,485 GRT) was sunk by German aircraft. Raised June 1944, repaired and returned to service June 1945.[7]
Metz   Germany World War II: The coaster (728 GRT, 1921) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Vlaardingen, South Holland, Netherlands.[1][69]
Monselet   France World War II: The cargo ship (3,372 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sfax, Tunisia by Royal Air Force aircraft.[69]
No. 34   Soviet Navy The G-5 class motor torpedo boat (16 t, 1936) was lost on this date.[66]
No. 74   Soviet Navy The G-5 class motor torpedo boat (16 t, 1936) was lost on this date.[66]
No. 91   Soviet Navy The G-5 class motor torpedo boat (16 t, 1936) was lost on this date.[66]
Pink Star   Panama World War II: Convoy SC 44: The cargo ship (4,150 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°36′N 37°07′W / 61.600°N 37.117°W / 61.600; -37.117) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 35 crew.[69][106]
Portsdown   United Kingdom World War II: The ferry (342 GRT, 1928) struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (50°46′07″N 6°25′00″W / 50.76861°N 6.41667°W / 50.76861; -6.41667) with the loss of 23 lives.[69]
T J Williams   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 44: The tanker (8,212 GRT, 1921) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east north east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°36′N 35°07′W / 61.600°N 35.117°W / 61.600; -35.117) by U-552 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Honeysuckle (  Royal Navy).[69][107]
Vulkan   Germany World War II: The tug (395 GRT, 1912) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France with the loss of two crewmen.[1][108]

21 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Antar   Poland World War II: The tanker (389 GRT, 1890) was shelled and set on fire in the Mediterranean Sea (33°57′N 35°04′E / 33.950°N 35.067°E / 33.950; 35.067) off Beirut by Ascianghi (  Regia Marina). She was taken in tow by HMS Southern Isle (  Royal Navy) but sank two days later.[109]
Barta   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (2,314 GRT, 1900) was damaged by German aircraft and beached near the Leningrad Port Canal. She was raised on 31 March 1944 and scrapped (or returned to service) in 1945.[7][110]
Frunze   Soviet Navy World War II: The destroyer (1,110/1,450 t, 1915) was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra Island by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe. 160 of the 238 men aboard were lost.[1][69]
Lissa   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship (1,511 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 47°N 22°W / 47°N 22°W / 47; -22) by U-201 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 26 crew.[69][111]
OP-8   Soviet Navy World War II: the tug was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea of Tendra Island by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe, while trying to rescue the survivors of the destroyer Frunze. 51 people were killed.[1][101]
R-158   Kriegsmarine The Type R-151 minesweeper (110/126 t, 1940) was damaged in a collision with NT 05 Togo (  Kriegsmarine) off Hammerfest and was beached. She was later taken under tow but sank on 5 October.[1][112]
Rhineland   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship (1,381 GRT, 1922) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 47°N 22°W / 47°N 22°W / 47; -22) by U-201 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 26 crew.[69][113]
Runa   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship (1,575 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°20′N 22°23′W / 46.333°N 22.383°W / 46.333; -22.383) by U-201 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 23 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Deptford (  Royal Navy).[69][114]
S. A. Levanevskiy   Soviet Union World War II: The Ice-class cargo ship (2,333 GRT) was sunk by German aircraft. Raised November 1944 and rebuilt as a tanker.[7]
Steregushiy   Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer (1,587/2,007 t, 1939) was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1945.[1][115]
Walmer Castle   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The convoy rescue ship (906 GRT, 1936) was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (47°16′N 22°25′W / 47.267°N 22.417°W / 47.267; -22.417) by a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of ten lives, including five crew from Empire Moat, Baltallin both (  United Kingdom), and 5 from City of Waterford (  Ireland), or 11 crew and 20 survivors from the other ships. The ship was abandoned and was scuttled by HMS Deptford and HMS Marigold (both   Royal Navy).[1][69][116]
Vancouver   United Kingdom World War II: The tanker (5,729 GRT, 1928) struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the Sunk Lightship (  United Kingdom).[69]

22 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Alf   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (166 GRT) was sunk off Osmussar Island by German artillery.[7]
Edward Blyden   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87 The cargo ship (5,003 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°36′N 24°29′W / 27.600°N 24.483°W / 27.600; -24.483) by U-103 (  Kriegsmarine). All 63 crew were rescued by HMS Bideford (  Royal Navy).[69][117]
Erna III   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 16: The cargo ship (1,590 GRT, 1930) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°45′N 35°15′W / 61.750°N 35.250°W / 61.750; -35.250) by U-562 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 25 crew.[69][118]
Kolkhoznik   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minelayer (210 t, 1931) was lost on this date.[119]
Krasnaya Armenia   Soviet Navy World War II: The Elpidifor-class gunboat (1,050/1,400 t, 1924) was sunk by German aircraft at Tendra Plait.[120]
HMS ML 144   Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch (75/85 t, 1940) struck a mine and sank in the English Channel.[69]
No. 022   Soviet Navy The MO-4-class submarine chaser (50/56 t, 1938) was sunk on this date.[121]
No. 41   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper (470 t, 1934) was torpedoed and sunk by Syöksy (  Finnish Navy) in the Baltic Sea. 35 crewmen killed, 1 taken as a prisoner of war.[122][24]
Niceto de Larrinaga   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship (5,591 GRT, 1916) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°32′N 24°26′W / 27.533°N 24.433°W / 27.533; -24.433) by U-103 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gardenia and HMS Lulworth (both   Royal Navy).[69][123]
Sergey Kirov   Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk by Syöksy (  Finnish Navy) in the Baltic Sea. 35 crewmen killed, 1 taken as a prisoner of war. (See "No. 41")[124]
Silverbelle   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship (5,302 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (25°45′N 24°00′W / 25.750°N 24.000°W / 25.750; -24.000) by U-68 (  Kriegsmarine). She was taken under tow by Commandant Duboc (  Free French Naval Forces) but sank on 29 September at 26°30′N 23°14′W / 26.500°N 23.233°W / 26.500; -23.233). All 60 people on board were rescued.[69][125]
Tayfun   Soviet Union World War II: The tugboat was sunk by German aircraft in the Black Sea. Two crew were killed.[126]
Vechtstroom   Netherlands World War II: The coaster (845 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[1][69]
Vikhr   Soviet Navy World War II: The Uragan-class guard ship (417/534 t, 1932) was sunk by German aircraft at Kronstadt. Raised in 1943, repaired, and returned to service in 1945.[127]
Vohi   Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship (516 GRT) was shelled by German artillery and set on fire, and then beached at Osmussaar, Estonia.[128]

23 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Arawak   United States The coaster (201 GRT) caught fire and sank off Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States.[129]
Carmelo Noli   Italy World War II: The coaster (109 GRT) struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Livorno, Tuscany.[69]
Luvsee   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (2,373 GRT, 1898) was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north east of Šibenik, Yugoslavia by HMS Triumph (  Royal Navy).[69]
M-74   Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine (161/201 t, 1935) was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. Raised in 1942, but not repaired, stricken in 1944.[1][130]
Marat   Soviet Navy World War II: The Gangut-class battleship (24,230/26,700 t, 1914) was bombed and sunk in shallow water at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffel, StG 2, Luftwaffe. She was used as a stationary gun battery for the remainder of the war.
Minsk   Soviet Navy World War II: The Leningrad-class destroyer (1,952/2,597 t, 1939) was sunk at Kronstadt by German aircraft. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1942.[131]
No. 31 Ozernoy   Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper (200 t) was lost on this date.[24]
P-2   Soviet Navy World War II: The submarine was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe.[1]
Purga   Soviet Navy World War II: The Uragan-class guard ship (409/568 t, 1936) was sunk by German aircraft at Kronstadt.[132]
Poseidone   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (6,613 GRT, 1912) was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north east of Ortona, Abruzzo by HMS Triumph (  Royal Navy).[69]
TKA-12   Soviet Navy World War II: The D-3-class motor torpedo boat (31/36 t, 1941) was shelled and sunk by V 309 (  Kriegsmarine) in the Baltic Sea.[1][4]
Tayfun   Soviet Navy World War II: The guard ship was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. (Look "Vikhr" 22/09/1941)[1]
V 308 Oscar Neynaber   Kriegsmarine World War II: The patrol ship (337 or 314 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk by TKA-12 (  Soviet Navy) in the Baltic Sea.[1][4]

24 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Bereby   United Kingdom The cargo ship (5,248 GRT, 1919) ran aground at Ringvad Point, Northern Ireland and was wrecked.[133]
Dixcove   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship (3,790 GRT, 1927) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°13′N 23°41′W / 31.217°N 23.683°W / 31.217; -23.683) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by Ashby (  United Kingdom) and Fana (  Norway).[69][134]
John Holt   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship (4,975 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°12′N 23°32′W / 31.200°N 23.533°W / 31.200; -23.533) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 69 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gorleston (  Royal Navy).[69][135]
Kalø   Denmark The cargo ship (1,973 GRT, 1937) collided with Fishpool (  United Kingdom) in the Red Sea (19°08′N 39°30′E / 19.133°N 39.500°E / 19.133; 39.500 and sank. The crew was saved.[136][137]
Lafian   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship (4,876 GRT, 1937) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°12′N 23°32′W / 31.200°N 23.533°W / 31.200; -23.533) by U-107 (  Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were rescued by HMS Gorleston (  Royal Navy).[69][138]
Nigaristan   United Kingdom The cargo ship (5,993 GRT, 1913) caught fire in her coal bunkers and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 900 miles south east of Cape Fairwell in a gale. All on board rescued by USS Eberle (  United States Navy).[139][140]
Prospero   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (971 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Benghazi, Libya by Royal Air Force aircraft.[69]
Stamatios G Embiricos   Greece World War II: The cargo ship (3,941 GRT, 1936) was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (1°01′N 64°30′E / 1.017°N 64.500°E / 1.017; 64.500) by Kormoran (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 35 crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[69]
St Clair II   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87 The cargo ship (3,753 GRT, 1929) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (30°25′N 23°35′W / 30.417°N 23.583°W / 30.417; -23.583) by U-67 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gorleston and HMS Lulworth (both   Royal Navy).[69][141]

25 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Avra   Greece The cargo ship (4,652 GRT, 1912) collided with another vessel north of John O'Groats, Caithness and sank.[142]
Empire Stream   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The ore carrier (2,922 GRT, 1941) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°03′N 24°40′W / 46.050°N 24.667°W / 46.050; -24.667) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 46 people on board.[28][69]
Essex   United States The 3,018-gross register ton cargo ship was wrecked without loss of life on the coast of Block Island off Rhode Island. Her wreck settled in 30 feet (9.1 m) of water.[143]
Ethel Skakel   United States The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) north of Antigua with the loss of twenty of her 33 crew.[144]
Königin Luise   Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer (2,399 GRT, 1934) struck a Soviet mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Helsinki, Finland, with the loss of 40 crew.[145]
Libby-Maine   United States The cargo ship (1,811 GRT, 1918) foundered in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela.[146]
Varangberg   Norway World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (2,842 GRT, 1915) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°50′N 24°50′W / 47.833°N 24.833°W / 47.833; -24.833) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 or her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Jasmine (  Royal Navy).[147][148]
Webster No. IV   United States The 39-gross register ton, 50.3-foot (15.3 m) scow was stranded and lost about 200 yards (180 m) from the entrance to Dear Harbor in the Territory of Alaska about 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast of Cape Cross. Both people on board reached safety.[149]

26 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Avoceta   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (3,442 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal (47°57′N 24°05′W / 47.950°N 24.083°W / 47.950; -24.083) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 123 of the 166 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Cervantes (  United Kingdom), HMS Jasmine and HMS Periwinkle (both   Royal Navy).[69][150]
British Prince   United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (4,979 GRT, 1935) was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°52′N 0°25′E / 53.867°N 0.417°E / 53.867; 0.417) by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[1][69]
Capodoglio   Italy World War II: The trawler (184 GRT) was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Royal Air Force aircraft.[69]
Cortes   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (1,374 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°48′N 23°45′W / 47.800°N 23.750°W / 47.800; -23.750) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 people on board.[151]
Empire Kudu   United Kingdom The cargo ship (6,661 GRT, 1919) came ashore in a storm 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Point Armour, Belle Isle Strait, a total loss.[28]
Empire Mallard   United Kingdom The cargo ship (4,957 GRT, 1918) collided in the Strait of Belle Isle with Empire Moon (  United Kingdom) and sank.[28]
Gillhausen   Germany The cargo ship (4,339 GRT, 1921) sank off the coast of Norway.[69]
I C White   Panama World War II: The tanker (7,052 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°26′S 27°30′W / 10.433°S 27.500°W / -10.433; -27.500) by U-66 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Delnorte and West Nilus (both   United States)[69][152]
Kantara   United Kingdom The schooner sank at an unknown location.[69]
Lapwing   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (1,348 GRT, 1920) straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north north west of the Azores (47°40′N 23°28′W / 47.667°N 23.467°W / 47.667; -23.467) by U-203 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 34 crew. Other casualties included two of the three rescued from Cortes (  United Kingdom).[69][153]
Mosel I   Kriegsmarine World War II: The U-boat tender (796 GRT) was mined and sunk off Ventspils, Latvia (57°24′N 21°33′E / 57.400°N 21.550°E / 57.400; 21.550).[154]
Petrel   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (1,354 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°40′N 23°30′W / 47.667°N 23.500°W / 47.667; -23.500) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lapwing (  United Kingdom).[69]
Shchors   Soviet Navy The guard ship (140 GRT, 1936) was lost on this date.[155]
UJ-1201 Steiermark   Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler (446 GRT, 1938) was torpedoed off Rolvsøy, Norway by HMS Trident (  Royal Navy) just before midnight during the night of 26th-27th. 20 crew were killed. The bow broke and sank, while the stern was towed to Hammerfest. Later it was towed to Rostock, Germany for repairs that were only completed in April 1944.[69][156][157]

27 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Albatros   Regia Marina World War II: The torpedo boat (329/482 t, 1934) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Messina, Sicily (38°24′N 15°22′E / 38.400°N 15.367°E / 38.400; 15.367) by HMS Upright (  Royal Navy). 32 crew and 2 German officers sank with her. There were 49 survivors, but two of them died of their wounds.[69][158]
Barge n° 485   Soviet Navy World War II: The barge was sunk by artillery fire in the Onega Lake while evacuating civilians. There were 41 dead and 78 survivors.[159][160]
Cervantes   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (1,810 GRT, 1919) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north north east of the Azores, Portugal (48°37′N 20°01′W / 48.617°N 20.017°W / 48.617; -20.017) by U-201 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of the 40 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Starling (  United Kingdom).[161]
Città di Bastia   Italy World War II: The cargo ship (2,499 GRT, 1930) was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°21′N 24°23′E / 36.350°N 24.383°E / 36.350; 24.383) by HMS Tetrarch (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 150 lives. There were 432 survivors.[162]
CKA-022[Note 1]   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel (50/56 t, 1940) was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra by Luftwaffe aircraft.[163]
Fram   Faroe Islands World War II: The trawler (92 GRT) was bombed and sunk at Vestmannhavn by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualty.[69]
Imperial Star   United Kingdom World War II: The troopship (12,427 GRT, 1935) was bombed and damaged by Italian aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of Tunis. All crew were rescued by HMS Farndale and HMS Heythrop (both   Royal Navy). She was taken in tow by HMS Oribi (  Royal Navy) but was scuttled the next day.[69][164]
Margareta   United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (3,103 GRT, 1904) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°15′N 17°27′W / 50.250°N 17.450°W / 50.250; -17.450) by U-201 (  Kriegsmarine). All 34 crew were rescued by HMS Hibiscus (  Royal Navy).[69][165]
MO-196   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat (50/56 t, 1940) was shelled and sunk in the Lake Ladoga off Shlisselburg by German artillery.[166]
No. 13   Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 Type motor launch (7 t, 1941) was shelled and sunk in the Lake Ladoga by German artillery.[77]
Panagiotis Kramottos   Greece World War II: The coaster, a sailing vessel (120 GRT), was shelled and sunk in the Aegean Sea south west of Milos by HMS Tetrarch (  Royal Navy).[1][69]
Pioner   Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat, a former Kopchik-class dispatch vessel (450/550 t, 1916), was sunk in the Leningrad Sea Canal by German artillery and aircraft. She was raised October 1944, repaired, and returned to service 30 November 1945.[167]
Siremalm   Norway World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship (2,468 GRT, 1906) was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°05′N 20°10′W / 49.083°N 20.167°W / 49.083; -20.167) by U-124 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 27 crew.[69][168]
HMS Springbank   Royal Navy World War II: Convoy HG 73: The fighter catapult ship (5,155 GRT, 1926) was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-201 (  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of her 233 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hibiscus, HMS Jasmine and HMS Periwinkle (all   Royal Navy). HMS Springbank was subsequently scuttled by HMS Jasmine.[69][169][170]
TK-83   Soviet Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk by Emden and Leipzig (both   Kriegsmarine) in the Baltic Sea.[4]

28 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Fisalia   Regia Marina

World War II: The Argonauta-class submarine (656/797 t, 1932) was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Jaffa, Palestine (39°19′N 34°17′E / 39.317°N 34.283°E / 39.317; 34.283) by HMS Hyacinth (  Royal Navy).[69]

Murielle   United Kingdom World War II: The trawler (96 GRT) struck a mine and was damaged in the Irish Sea about 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of the Morecambe Bay Lightship (  United Kingdom). She was taken in tow but later sank.[69]
MO-305   Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat (50/56 t, 1941) was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[171]
Yalova   Germany World War II: The cargo ship (3,751 GRT, 1920) was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of San Giorgio by HMS Tetrarch (  Royal Navy) and was beached on Agios Giorgios Island. She was torpedoed and sunk on 3 October by HMS Talisman (  Royal Navy).[69]

29 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Fluvior   Italy World War II: The coastal tanker (389 GRT) struck a mine and sank at Tripoli, Libya.[69]
Ilvania   Italy The coaster (487 GRT) sank at Port Torres, Sardinia.[69]
No. 22   Soviet Navy The KM-2 Type motor launch (7 t, 1941) was lost on this date.[77]
Shch-206   Soviet Navy World War II: The submarine (610/706 t, 1936) struck a mine and sank off Sulina, Romania.[1]
Shch-319   Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine (590/708 t, 1936) was lost after 29 September.[1][172]
Superga   Italy World War II: The tanker (6,154 GRT, 1923) was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea (43°00′N 27°58′E / 43.000°N 27.967°E / 43.000; 27.967) by Shch-211 (  Soviet Navy) with the loss of two lives.[69][173]
Vaindlo   Sweden World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland.[174]

30 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Adua   Regia Marina World War II: The Adua-class submarine (686/843 t, 1936) was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Cartagena, Murcia, Spain by HMS Gurkha and HMS Legion (both   Royal Navy) with the loss of all 47 crew.[69][175]
Aurora   Soviet Navy World War II: The Pallada-class protected cruiser (6,731/7,130 t, 1903) was sunk in Oranienbaum harbour. Raised in 1944 and repaired post-war as a museum ship.
HMT Eileen Duncan   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (223 GRT, 1910) was bombed and sunk in the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft. Eight crew were killed.[69][176]
Pugachev   Soviet Union World War II: The incomplete cargo ship (2,150 GRT, 1936), being towed between Kerch and Novorossiysk, was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft. The whole crew was saved.[126][177]
HMT Star of Deveron   Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler (220 GRT, 1915) was bombed and sunk in the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[69]
UJ 117   Kriegsmarine World War II: The Mob-FD1-class submarine chaser (835 t, 1941) was sunk by a mine off Bengtskär, in the Baltic Sea. 30 crew were lost, 27 were saved by other ships.[178][179]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1941
Ship Country Description
Alessandro Malaspina   Regia Marina World War II: The Marconi-class submarine (1,191/1,489 t, 1940) was lost in the Atlantic Ocean after 7 September.[1]
No. 23   Soviet Navy The KM-2 Type motor launch (7 t, 1941) was lost sometime in September.[77]
No. 41, No. 42, No. 43, No. 44,
No. 45, No. 51, No. 52, No. 53,
and No. 54
  Soviet Navy The P Type armored motor gunboats (10-12 t, 1939) were lost sometime in September.[180]
No. 132, No. 134, and No. 135   Soviet Navy The D Type armored motor gunboats (6,5 t, 1916-17) were lost sometime in September.[181]
Smeraldo   Regia Marina World War II: The Sirena-class submarine (679/842 t, 1934) was probably sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by a mine between 16 and 25 September with the loss of 45 crew.[1][182][183]
T-455 Nikolay Markin   Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 73K-class minesweeper was destroyed on the slip at the 201 Yard, Sevastopol, Crimea, to prevent capture.[184]
Trinidad   Panama World War II : The coaster (434 GRT, 1939) was either torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°06′N 17°04′W / 46.100°N 17.067°W / 46.100; -17.067) by Maggiore Baracca (  Regia Marina) on 5 September;[5][48] or was torpedoed and sunk at that location by U-95 (  Kriegsmarine) on 6 September.[185] All ten crew survived.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CKA are the Cyrillic letters. The English translation would be SKA.

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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