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

March 1940
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1 March

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Mirella  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk, United Kingdom (52°42′N 2°02′E / 52.700°N 2.033°E / 52.700; 2.033) by U-20 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 30 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMT Cape Argona and HMS Wallace (both  Royal Navy).[1][2][3] She sank on 2 March.[4]
New Yorker  United States The passenger ship was destroyed by fire whilst laid up at Marlboro, New York.[5]
Vestfoss  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) east by south of Copinsay Orkney Islands, United Kingdom by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of KG26, Luftwaffe. All 19 crew were rescued by Star of Liberty ( United Kingdom).[1][6]

2 March

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Albano  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Hartlepool, Co Durham. All 29 crew were rescued by HMT Stella Carino and HMS Wallace (both  Royal Navy).[1][7][8]
Domala  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was bombed and set on fire in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium by Heinkel He 111H aircraft of KG26 with the loss of 108 of the 291 people on board. Domala was towed to the Solent and beached. She was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport, converted to a cargo ship and entered service as Empire Attendant.
Elziena  Netherlands World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of KG26, Luftwaffe with the loss of two of her five crew.[1][9][10]
HMS Fairplay II  Royal Navy World War II: The tug ran aground at Redcar, Yorkshire and was wrecked.[11]
Heidelberg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Caribbean Sea west of the Windward Passage by HMS Dunedin ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.
Lagaholm  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west of the Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (59°34′N 5°10′W / 59.567°N 5.167°W / 59.567; -5.167) by U-32 ( Kriegsmarine). All 27 crew were rescued by Belpamela ( Norway).[1][9][12]
Rijnstroom  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium (51°36′N 2°54′E / 51.600°N 2.900°E / 51.600; 2.900) by U-17 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 12 crew.[13][1][14]
Troja  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted off Aruba, Netherlands Antilles by HMS Despatch ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[15]
Vilhelmine  Denmark World War II: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of KG26, Luftwaffe. All four crewmen died.[15][16]
Wolfsburg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted north of Iceland (67°20′N 22°50′W / 67.333°N 22.833°W / 67.333; -22.833) by HMS Berwick ( Royal Navy and was scuttled by her crew.[1][17]

3 March

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Arucas  Germany World War II: The passenger ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean east of Iceland (63°20′N 14°42′W / 63.333°N 14.700°W / 63.333; -14.700) by HMS York ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled with the loss of three of her 42 crew.[1][17]
Carron  United Kingdom World War II: The Admiralty requisitioned cargo ship was scuttled in water Sound, Scapa Flow as a block ship.[18]
Cato  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel south of Nash Point, Glamorgan (51°24′N 3°33′W / 51.400°N 3.550°W / 51.400; -3.550) with the loss of 13 of her 15 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMT Akita ( Royal Navy).[1][19]
Timber Rush  United States The cargo ship ran aground 85 nautical miles (157 km) south of Acapulco, Mexico and was wrecked.[20]

4 March

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Douglas & Robert  Canada The sailing ship ran aground at Arnold's Point, Little Harbour, Labrador and was wrecked.[21]
Pacific Reliance  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 32 nautical miles (59 km) off Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°23′N 5°49′W / 50.383°N 5.817°W / 50.383; -5.817) by U-29 ( Kriegsmarine). All 53 crew were rescued by Macville and San Florentino (both  United Kingdom).[1][22]
S.N.A. 1  France The cargo ship collided with Thurston ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel off the north coast of Cornwall and sank. All 31 crew were rescued by Thurston.[23]
Thurston  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 32 nautical miles (59 km) off Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°23′N 5°49′W / 50.383°N 5.817°W / 50.383; -5.817) by U-29 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 34 crew of her 35 crew. 30 of the survivors from S.N.A. 1 were also killed. The survivor, and a survivor from S.N.A. 1 were rescued by Moyle ( United Kingdom).[1][24][23]

5 March

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Grutto  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium (51°41′N 2°47′E / 51.683°N 2.783°E / 51.683; 2.783) by U-17 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 18 crew.[1][25]

6 March

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1940
Ship Country Description
HNLMS O 11  Royal Netherlands Navy The O 9-class submarine collided with the tug Amsterdam ( Netherlands) at Den Helder and sank. She was refloated on 10 March.[1][26]
Uruguay  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean off Iceland (67°52′N 16°08′W / 67.867°N 16.133°W / 67.867; -16.133) by HMS Berwick ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[1]

7 March

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Marie Yette  Marine Nationale World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper collided with Spramex ( France) in the Gironde and sank.[1]
Vecht  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium (51°45′N 3°05′E / 51.750°N 3.083°E / 51.750; 3.083) by U-14 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 22 crew.[1][27]
Yolande-Marguerite  Belgium World War II: The fishing vessel was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off the Noord Hinder Lightship by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of KG26, Luftwaffe.[1]

8 March

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Counsellor  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 22: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Liverpool Bay off the Mersey Lightship ( United Kingdom) (53°38′N 3°23′W / 53.633°N 3.383°W / 53.633; -3.383). All 68 crew were rescued by HMS Walpole ( Royal Navy).[1][28][29]
Regina  Cuba The tanker foundered in the Gulf of Mexico off Bradenton Beach, Florida United States.[30]

9 March

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Abbotsford  United Kingdom World War II: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Cornwall by U-14 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 crew.[1][31]
Akeld  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (51°44′N 3°22′E / 51.733°N 3.367°E / 51.733; 3.367) by U-14 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 13 crew.[1]
Ashley  United Kingdom The collier ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. She broke in two on 11 March.[1]
Borthwick  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (51°44′N 3°22′E / 51.733°N 3.367°E / 51.733; 3.367) by U-14 ( Kriegsmarine). All 21 crew were rescued by the Vlissingen pilot boat Loodsboot No.9.[1][32][33][34]
Chevy Chase  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the north coast of Norfolk 53°18′N 1°13′E / 53.300°N 1.217°E / 53.300; 1.217). All 21 crew were rescued by the trawler Monimia ( United Kingdom).[35][36][37]
Leukos  Irish Free State World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk off Tory Island by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 11 crew.
Maindy Hill  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with St Rosario ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north east of Hartlepool, Co Durham and sank. All 23 crew were rescued.[1][36][38]
P-100 Murad  French Navy World War II: The auxiliary patrol vessel was wrecked off Lebanon.[39]
P Margaronis  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpoedoed and sunk in the Bristol Channel off the north coast of Cornwall by U-28 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 30 crew.[40]
Santa Godelieva  Belgium World War II: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders by aircraft of KG26, Luftwaffe, with the loss of three crew.[1][15][41]

11 March

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Amor  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°24′N 2°09′E / 51.400°N 2.150°E / 51.400; 2.150). All 33 crew were rescued by City of Bremen ( United Kingdom).[41][42][43]
Clan Stuart  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Orlock Head ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel 18 nautical miles (33 km) south east of Start Point, Devon and sank. All 75 crew were rescued.[44][45]
Eulota  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) west of Ouessant, France (48°35′N 8°22′W / 48.583°N 8.367°W / 48.583; -8.367) by U-28 ( Kriegsmarine). All 42 crew were rescued by HMS Wild Swan ( Royal Navy). The ship was scuttled by HMS Broke ( Royal Navy).[1][42][46]
Halifax  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler caught a mine in her nets whilst fishing in the North Sea. The mine exploded sinking the vessel. All nine crew were rescued by the trawler Ipswich ( United Kingdom).[47]
U-31  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIA submarine was bombed and sunk in the Jade Bight by a Bristol Blenheim aircraft of 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of all 58 people on board. She was subsequently salvaged, repaired and returned to service.

12 March

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Gardenia  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk (53°04′N 1°33′E / 53.067°N 1.550°E / 53.067; 1.550). All 33 crew were rescued by HMT Viviana ( Royal Navy).[35][47][48]
Rose Effeuilée  France World War II: The barquentine struck a mine in the North Sea (51°25′N 1°45′E / 51.417°N 1.750°E / 51.417; 1.750) and sank. All crew were rescued.[1][49]

13 March

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Ahti  Finland Winter War: End of War: The tugboat was scuttled in Lake Ladoga at Sortavala off the Havus Shipyard.[50]
Astra  Finland Winter War: End of War: The tugboat was scuttled in Lake Ladoga at Sortavala off the Havus Shipyard.[51]
Eschersheim  Germany World War II:The cargo ship struck a submerged wreck in the Skaggerak off Hirtshals, Denmark and was beached at 57°36′N 9°57′E / 57.600°N 9.950°E / 57.600; 9.950.[1][17]
Idant  Australia The coaster sank off the mouth of the Camden Haven River, New South Wales.[52]
Jaameri  Finland Winter War: End of War: The Board of Navigation liaison ship was burned/scuttled at Petsamo.[53]
Laatokka  Finland Winter War: End of War: The dredger was scuttled in Lake Ladoga at Sortavala off the Havus Shipyard.[54]
La Coruña  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Iceland (63°00′N 10°20′W / 63.000°N 10.333°W / 63.000; -10.333) by HMS Maloja ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew, all 68 of whom were rescued by HMS Majola.[1][17]
Pitkaranta  Finland Winter War: End of War: The tugboat was scuttled in Lake Ladoga at Sortavala off the Havus Shipyard.[55]
Rossington Court  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 26: The cargo ship was in collision with Athelviking ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and sank. All 37 crew were rescued.[56][57]
Toysa  Finland Winter War: End of War: The tugboat was scuttled in Lake Ladoga at Sortavala off the Havus Shipyard.[58]
Turja  Finland Winter War: End of War:The Border Guard patrol ship was burned/scuttled at Petsamo.[59]
U-44  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXA submarine struck a mine in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands (54°14′N 5°06′E / 54.233°N 5.100°E / 54.233; 5.100) and sank with the loss of all 47 crew.[1]

15 March

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Melrose  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium (51°21′N 2°13′E / 51.350°N 2.217°E / 51.350; 2.217). Five of her 23 crew were rescued.[60][61]
HMT Peridot  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and was damaged in the English Channel off Dover, Kent (51°00′N 1°35′E / 51.000°N 1.583°E / 51.000; 1.583). The crew were rescued by HMT Saon ( Royal Navy) and the ship was taken in tow by HMS Brilliant ( Royal Navy). Lady Duncannon ( United Kingdom) later took over the tow but the ship sank before she could be brought into port.[60][62][63]
Saba  Netherlands World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[41]

16 March

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1940
Ship Country Description
HMT Maida  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Margate east of North Foreland, Kent, with the loss of six of her 12 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMT Mare ( Royal Navy).[60][62][64]
Osman  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground in the Skaggerak off Risør, Norway and was wrecked. Ten crew were killed.[65]
Slava  Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel south of Nash Point, Glamorgan, United Kingdom (51°19′45″N 3°38′45″W / 51.32917°N 3.64583°W / 51.32917; -3.64583) with the loss of one crewmember.[62][66]

17 March

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Alyn  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground on Fort Island, Isle of Man with the loss of two of her nine crew.[60]
Argentina  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°47′N 0°30′W / 60.783°N 0.500°W / 60.783; -0.500) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 33 crew.[67][68]
Basra  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 20: The cargo ship was in collision with Listo ( Norway) in the North Sea and sank The 27 crew were rescued by Løvaas ( Norway).[69]
Capitaine Augustin  France World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Margate, Kent, United Kingdom with the loss of two crew.[1][70]
Kitafuku Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at off Kumejima Island (26°20′N 126°56′E / 26.333°N 126.933°E / 26.333; 126.933) and was wrecked.[71]
Kitahuku Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground in the Ryukyu Islands and was wrecked.[72]
Ocean Drift  United Kingdom The fishing vessel collided with HMS Intrepid ( Royal Navy) in the North Sea and sank with the loss of two of her ten crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Intrepid.[62][73]
Prontius  Netherlands The fishing vessel was bombed and sunk off the Middle Rough Bank by Heinkel He 111 bombers from the Kampfgeschwader 26.[15]
Sint Annaland  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium (51°23′N 2°01′E / 51.383°N 2.017°E / 51.383; 2.017). All crew were rescued by Schieland and Schokland (both  Netherlands).[1][74][75]

18 March

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Protinus  Netherlands World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of KG26, Luftwaffe with the loss of four of her 11 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Unity ( Royal Navy).[62]
Tina Primo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea off the east coast of Kent, United Kingdom. She was taken in tow by Kenia ( United Kingdom but struck two more mines and sank at 51°20′N 1°42′E / 51.333°N 1.700°E / 51.333; 1.700 with the loss of one of her 37 crew.[1][76][77]

19 March

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Charkow  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the north coast of Inverness-shire, United Kingdom (58°07′N 2°39′W / 58.117°N 2.650°W / 58.117; -2.650) by U-19 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 20 crew.[62][78][79]
Minsk  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the north coast of Inverness-shire (58°07′N 2°39′W / 58.117°N 2.650°W / 58.117; -2.650) by U-19 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 of her 20 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Esk ( Royal Navy).[62][80]
Viking  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpoedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the north coast of Inverness-shire (58°08′N 2°38′W / 58.133°N 2.633°W / 58.133; -2.633) by U-19 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 17 crew.[62][81]

20 March

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Agnes Ellen  United Kingdom The coaster departed from Holyhead, Anglesey for Workington, Cumberland. No further trace.[82]
Barn Hill  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south south west of Beachy Head, Sussex by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of KG26, Luftwaffe. She was beached south east of Langney Point but broke her back on 26 March, a total loss.[15][62][83][84]
Bothal  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the north coast of Inverness-shire, United Kingdom by U-19 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 20 crew.[85]
Lowdock  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler collided with HMT Lady Philomena ( Royal Navy) in the North Sea off Montrose, Angus and sank with the loss of all but one crew.[62][86]
Phobos  Netherlands World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank off the south east coast of the United Kingdom with the loss of seven of her 37 crew.[87]
Svinta  Norway World War II: Convoy ON 21: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow by St Mellons ( United Kingdom) but sank 4.75 nautical miles (8.80 km) east of Copinsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom following and explosion. She may have struck a mine.[62][88]

21 March

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Algier  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (60°17′N 2°49′W / 60.283°N 2.817°W / 60.283; -2.817), by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of the 26 people on board. The survivors were rescued by HMT Manx King ( Royal Navy).[62][89][90]
Christiansborg  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (60°17′N 2°49′W / 60.283°N 2.817°W / 60.283; -2.817), by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 25 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Discovery II ( Royal Navy).[91][92]
Gondolier  United Kingdom World War II: The paddle steamer ferry was scuttled as a block ship in Water Sound, Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands.[93]
Heddernheim  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Skaggerak north east of Skagen, Denmark (57°48′40″N 10°53′30″E / 57.81111°N 10.89167°E / 57.81111; 10.89167) by HMS Ursula ( Royal Navy).[62][17]

22 March

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Neme  Estonia The cargo ship was damaged by ice and sank in the Baltic Sea. Her crew survived.[94]

23 March

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Edmund Hugo Stinnes IV  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Skaggerak off Jutland, Denmark by HMS Truant ( Royal Navy) and subsequently scuttled. The captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[62][17]
HMT Loch Assater  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine in the North Sea 61 nautical miles (113 km) north of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire and sank. All crew were rescued by HMT Strathtummel ( Royal Navy).[62][95][96]
U-22  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IIB submarine struck a mine and sank in the Skaggerak.[15][97]

24 March

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1940
Ship Country Description
La Railleuse  Marine Nationale The L'Adroit-class destroyer was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Casablanca, Morocco by the accidental explosion of its own torpedoes with the loss of 28 crew.[62]
Ostpreussen  Germany The cargo ship ran aground off Skalderup, Denmark 5 miles from Hirsthals Light. Refloated on the 30th.[98]

25 March

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Britta  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea north east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°00′N 4°19′W / 60.000°N 4.317°W / 60.000; -4.317) by U-47 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 18 crew. The survivors were rescued by Nancy ( Denmark).[62][99][100]
Daghestan  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea east of the Orkney Islands (59°21′N 1°48′W / 59.350°N 1.800°W / 59.350; -1.800) by U-57 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Brontes and HMT Northern Wave (both  Royal Navy).[62][56][101][102]

26 March

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Cometa  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands (60°06′N 4°36′W / 60.100°N 4.600°W / 60.100; -4.600) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine). All 42 people on board were rescued by HMS Northern Sky ( Royal Navy).[62][56][103]
Somali  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off Blyth, Northumberland by a Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 aircraft.[104]

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1940
Ship Country Description
U-21  Kriegsmarine The Type IIB submarine ran aground off Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway (58°01′N 7°29′E / 58.017°N 7.483°E / 58.017; 7.483). She was later refloated and interned at Kristiansand-Sud until 9 April 1940.[105]

28 March

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Burgos  Norway World War II: Convoy FS 31: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, United Kingdom. All 32 crew were rescued by HMS Pelican ( Royal Navy).[62][106][107]

29 March

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Hebridean  Canada The schooner was rammed by another vessel and sank at Halifax, Nova Scotia. There were nine fatalities.[108]
Mimi Horn  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Denmark Strait by HMS Transylvania ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew at 65°50′N 28°30′W / 65.833°N 28.500°W / 65.833; -28.500. All 41 crew were rescued by HMS Transylvania.[62][17]

30 March

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Thordoc  Canada The cargo ship ran aground off Winging Point, 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and was wrecked.[109]

31 March

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1940
Ship Country Description
Nylanden  Norway The cargo ship foundered 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Arinagour, Isle of Coll, United Kingdom.[110]

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