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

December 1941
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1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1941
Ship Country Description
Adriatico  Regia Marina World War II: The armed merchant cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, 65 nautical miles (120 km) north of Benghazi, Libya by Force K, Royal Navy.[Note 1] HMS Lively ( Royal Navy) rescued 11 survivors.[1]
Alvise da Mosto  Regia Marina World War II: The Navigatori-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Aurora ( Royal Navy).[2]
Hilde  Estonia World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged by Luftwaffe aircraft. Scuttled at Hanko.[3]
Iridio Mantovani  Italy World War II: The tanker, already damaged by aerial bombing, was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Aurora ( Royal Navy).[2][4]
Python  Kriegsmarine World War II: The supply ship was intercepted in the South Atlantic (27°53′S 3°55′W / 27.883°S 3.917°W / -27.883; -3.917) by HMS Dorsetshire ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew. A total of 414 survivors were rescued by UA, U-68, U-124, U-129 (all  Kriegsmarine), Pietro Calvi, Giuseppe Finzi, Enrico Tazzoli and Luigi Torelli (all  Regia Marina).[5]
St Leonard No.1  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (60°58′N 1°10′W / 60.967°N 1.167°W / 60.967; -1.167) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All ten crew were rescued.[5]
Tasuja  Estonia World War II: The icebreaker was hit by a German bomb that did not detonate until the ship returned to Kronstadt Harbor, sinking her. 13 crewmen killed.[3]

2 December

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1941
Ship Country Description
Astral  United States World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°40′N 24°00′W / 35.667°N 24.000°W / 35.667; -24.000) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 37 crew.[5]
British Captain  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (52°13′01″N 1°54′14″E / 52.21694°N 1.90389°E / 52.21694; 1.90389) with the loss of one of her 54 crew.[5][6]
Cavarna  Romania World War II: The passenger ship was sunk by a mine in the Black Sea 15 miles east of Burgas, Bulgaria.[7][8]
Cordelia  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Constanța, Romania.[9]
DPk 50 Hollandia  Kriegsmarine World War II: The patrol boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg.[9]
Fjord  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Estepona Point, Spain by U-557 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 35 crew.[5][10]
Grelhead  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Point Negri, Morocco by U-562 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 41 of her 43 crew.[5][11]
M 529  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1916 minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg.[9]
Miguel de Larrinaga  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°14′N 29°52′W / 35.233°N 29.867°W / 35.233; -29.867) by Comandante Cappellini ( Regia Marina).[5]
Virsaitis  Soviet Navy World War II: The Virsaitis-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland off Hanko.[9]

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1941
Ship Country Description
F 160  Kriegsmarine The Type A Marinefährprahm was damaged by heavy sea between Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya and was later scuttled. The whole crew was rescued.[12]
Iosif Stalin aka VT-521  Soviet Union
Iosif Stalin.

World War II: Continuation War: The troopship, a converted Iosif Stalin-class passenger ship