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

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1 May

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Arcturus  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy).[1]
Europa  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in a Luftwaffe air raid on Liverpool, Lancashire.[2]
Jean Frederic  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of a crew member.[3]
Larissa  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Volos.[3]
Leverkusen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south of the Kerkennah Islands by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy).[1]
Malakand  United Kingdom World War II: The ammunition transporter was bombed and sunk in a Luftwaffe air raid on Liverpool.[2]
Nerissa  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 121: The passenger ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°57′N 10°08′W / 57.950°N 10.133°W / 57.950; -10.133) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 207 of the 290 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Veteran ( Royal Navy).[3][4]
Polinice  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged.[3]
Samsø  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°35′N 16°17′W / 8.583°N 16.283°W / 8.583; -16.283) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her twenty crew.[3][5]
Santa Quitéra  Portugal The schooner foundered in the Grand Banks. All 40 crew were rescued.[6]
Saturnus  Royal Navy World War II: The barrage balloon vessel was damaged by enemy action and was declared a constructive total loss.[3]
Sea Fisher  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea (55°34′N 1°28′W / 55.567°N 1.467°W / 55.567; -1.467) and was beached. She was later refloated and taken to Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.[3]
Serdica  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Benghazi, Libya by Royal Air Force aircraft. There was no casualty.[3][7]

2 May

For the loss of the British tanker Capulet on this day see the entry for 28 April 1941.

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Alberic  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with St. Albans ( Royal Norwegian Navy) in the Pentland Firth and sank with the loss of 13 crew.[3]
HMS Jersey  Royal Navy World War II: The J-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Grand Harbour, Malta with the loss of 35 of her crew.
HMY Nyula  Royal Navy World War II: The naval yacht collided with another vessel in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne and sank.[3]
Parracombe  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Italian aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea 9.5 nautical miles (17.6 km) off Cape Bon, Tunisia while making a solo run from Gibraltar to Malta disguised as Spanish. 18 crew were interned by the French at Bizerte.[3]
Trajan  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°10′N 1°13′E / 53.167°N 1.217°E / 53.167; 1.217) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 21 crew were rescued by a Royal Navy destroyer.[3][8]
V 808 Reichspräsident von Hindenburg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was bombed and sunk in the North Sea north west of Borkum, Lower Saxony by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2][3]

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Araybank  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was again bombed on 16 May and was declared a total loss. Later refloated and taken to Trieste, Italy for repairs.[3]
Barnacle  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Waterloo Dock, Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Birmania  Italy World War II: The cargo ship blew up and sank at Tripoli, Libya due to the detonation of cluster bombs improperly crated for shipment. The explosion in the forward hold flung the stern of the ship up onto the quay. The armed merchant cruiser Città di Bari ( Regia Marina) was destroyed by the explosion also. The ships suffered 28 killed and 38 wounded Germans, 42 killed and 50 wounded Italians, and 150 Arabs killed and many wounded.[3][9]
Bonita  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Waterloo Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Bra-Kar  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed, blew up, and sank at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated in June and beached at Tranmere, Cheshire. Subsequently scrapped.[3][10]
Brill  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Canada Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Canopo  Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Tripoli by Royal Air Force aircraft. 24 crew were killed and 20 wounded.[3][11]
Città di Bari  Regia Marina World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was sunk at Tripoli by the explosion of Birmania ( Italy) detonating her cargo of gasoline. The ships suffered 28 killed and 38 wounded Germans, 42 killed and 50 wounded Italians, and 150 Arabs killed and many wounded.[3][12][13]
Corbet  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank 2 cables off the entrance to Herculaneum Dock, Liverpool with the loss of eight of her nine crew.[3]
Dace  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Canada Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Ellesport  United Kingdom World War II: The barge was sunk by either bombing on 3 May, or by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom) on 4 May at Alexandria Dock No. 3, Liverpool.[3]
Emily Burton  United Kingdom World War II: The motor barge was bombed and sunk at Huskisson Branch No. 3 Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Giuseppe Orlando  Italy World War II: The rescue ship struck a mine and sank off Tripoli. There were 8 killed and 31 survivors.[3][7]
Grosvenor  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Canada Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Ivy P  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Langton Branch Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Ling  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Huskisson Branch No. 3 Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Longendale  United Kingdom World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Alexandria Dock No. 3, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Luce  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was burned out and sunk by the exploding vessels Bra-Kar ( Norway) and Oyster ( United Kingdom) at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Mus  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Alexandria Dock No. 3, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Orrell  United Kingdom World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Alexandria Dock No. 3, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Oyster  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge blew up and sank due to the explosion of Bra-Kar ( Norway) at Liverpool.[3]
Pike  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Huskisson Branch No. 3 Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Ray  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Alexandria Dock No. 3, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Recco  Italy World War II: The tanker was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean (44°37′N 24°27′W / 44.617°N 24.450°W / 44.617; -24.450) by HMS Hilary ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew. All 30 crew were rescued by the Hilary.[3][14]
Roach  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Alexandria Dock No. 3, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Rover  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Canada Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Silverdale  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Canada Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Sirius  United Kingdom World War II: The lightship struck a mine and sank at Liverpool, Lancashire.[3]
Sitona  Norway World War II: Convoy FS 479: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea (53°12′N 1°11′E / 53.200°N 1.183°E / 53.200; 1.183) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued and she sank the next day.[2][3]
Surveyor No.3  United Kingdom World War II: The motor launch was bombed and sunk at Alexandria Dock No. 3, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Taranger  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°07′N 25°20′W / 61.117°N 25.333°W / 61.117; -25.333) by U-95 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Begonia ( Royal Navy) and the fishing vessel Sigurfari (Flag of Iceland (1918–1944).svg Iceland).[3][15]
Tugnin  Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) north west of Mersa Brega, Libya by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[3]
Walton  United Kingdom World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Huskisson Branch No. 3 Dock, Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Wray Castle  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°48′N 13°55′W / 6.800°N 13.917°W / 6.800; -13.917) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 57 crew. Survivors were rescued by Angola ( Portugal).[3][16]

4 May

For the sinking of HMS Fermoy on this date, see the entry for 30 April 1941
List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Ben Gairn  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk.[17]
Baron Inchcape  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Domino  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom).[3]
Elstree Grange  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom).[3]
Europa  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was set afire and burnt out at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom). Declared a constructive total loss, she was scrapped at New Ferry, Cheshire in 1946.[3][18]
Giuseppe la Farina  Regia Marina World War II: The Giuseppe la Masa-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia. 61 crew were killed. There were 67 survivors.[3][7][19]
Japan  Sweden World War II: Convoy OB 310: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 249 nautical miles (461 km) north west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (10°15′N 16°33′W / 10.250°N 16.550°W / 10.250; -16.550) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine). All on board were taken as prisoners of war when the landed in French Guinea. The 27 Swedes were later released.[3][20]
Jean Jadot  Belgium World War II: The cargo ship was severely damaged at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom). She was later repaired and returned to service.[21]
Malakand  United Kingdom World War II: During an air raid at Liverpool, Lancashire, on 3 May, a barrage balloon crashed onto the cargo ship and caught fire. The fire, or a fire on the Dock, spread eventually reaching her cargo of ammunition causing her to explode and sink early on 4 May.[3]
Marie-Flore  Belgium World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and severely damaged by Luftwaffe aircraft in the Bristol Channel off Trevose Head (50°41′N 5°05′W / 50.683°N 5.083°W / 50.683; -5.083). Six crew were killed. The burning ship was taken in tow by HMT Lord Essendon ( Royal Navy).She was repaired and returned to service in February 1942.[21]
Pneumatic Elevator No.11  United Kingdom World War II: The floating elevator was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom).[3]
Tacoma Star  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom) at Liverpool. She was later salvaged.[3]
Tregor  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Trevose Head by Luftwaffe aircraft. All six crew were rescued.[2][3]

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Cape Breton  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Belfast, County Antrim by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Fair Head  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Belfast by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMT Fidelia  Royal Navy World War II: The boom defence vessel was bombed and sunk at Lowestoft, Suffolk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HNLMS Jean Frederic  Royal Netherlands Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the English Channel by German aircraft. 25 crewmen killed. Survivors were rescued the next day by HMS ML 157 ( Royal Navy).[22]
Queen Maud  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°54′N 16°41′W / 7.900°N 16.683°W / 7.900; -16.683) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued by Mirandella ( Portugal).[3][23]
Royston  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft on 3 May. She was taken in tow but sank the next day at 53°37′N 0°39′E / 53.617°N 0.650°E / 53.617; 0.650.[3]
Sumba  United Kingdom World War II: The whaler was bombed and damaged in the Bristol Channel by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached off Barry, Glamorgan. She was later repaired and returned to service.[3]
Traffic  United Kingdom World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.

6 May

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Bengasi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Cavoli, Calabria by HMS Truant ( Royal Navy).
Cagliari  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Fuscaldo, Calabria (39°11′N 15°58′E / 39.183°N 15.967°E / 39.183; 15.967) by HMS Taku ( Royal Navy).
HMS Camito  Royal Navy World War II: The ocean boarding vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°42′N 21°20′W / 50.700°N 21.333°W / 50.700; -21.333) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Orchis ( Royal Navy).[3][24][25]
Dunkwa  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°43′N 17°13′W / 8.717°N 17.217°W / 8.717; -17.217) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by Polydorus ( Netherlands).[3][26]
Emanuel  Faroe Islands The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (62°06′N 8°10′W / 62.100°N 8.167°W / 62.100; -8.167) by U-556 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three crew.[3]
Oakdene  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°19′N 27°55′W / 6.317°N 27.917°W / 6.317; -27.917) by U-105 ( Kriegsmarine). All 35 crew were rescued by HMS Dorsetshire ( Royal Navy).[3][27]
Sangro  United Kingdom World War II: The captured Italian tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°42′N 21°20′W / 50.700°N 21.333°W / 50.700; -21.333) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by HMS Orchis ( Royal Navy).[3][24]
Surat  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°23′N 15°13′W / 8.383°N 15.217°W / 8.383; -15.217) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 65 crew. Survivors were rescued by the hopper barge Foremost 102 ( United Kingdom).[3][28]

7 May

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Bluestone  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Greenock, Renfrewshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
British Emperor  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (8°30′N 56°25′E / 8.500°N 56.417°E / 8.500; 56.417) by Pinguin ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 45 crew between the sinking of their ship, and survivors rescued by Pinguin who were lost when the German ship was sunk the next day.[3]
Eastern Star  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°29′N 22°40′W / 61.483°N 22.667°W / 61.483; -22.667) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine). All 46 crew were rescued by HMT Daneman ( Royal Navy).[29]
Ellesbank  United Kingdom World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Fernlane  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°02′N 20°17′W / 10.033°N 20.283°W / 10.033; -20.283) by Enrico Tazzoli ( Regia Marina). All crew were rescued.[3]
HMT Gowan Hill  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Greenock by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Hornby  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. raised, repaired, returned to service.[3]
HMS Hurricane  Royal Navy World War II: The H-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Ida Burton  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Ixion  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°29′N 22°40′W / 61.483°N 22.667°W / 61.483; -22.667) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine). All 105 crew were rescued by HMS Marigold ( Royal Navy) and Nailsea Moor ( United Kingdom).[3][30]
Katina P  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Astakos by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3][31]
Kineenan  United Kingdom World War II: The steam barge struck a mine and sank at Liverpool with the loss of all five crew.[3]
München  Kriegsmarine World War II: The weather ship was captured south east of Iceland by HMS Somali ( Royal Navy).[32] She was reported to have been scuttled by her crew,[33] to prevent the Germans from learning that Enigma machine codes had been captured. The former trawler was sold to the Faroe Islands in 1943 and renamed Froyen.[32]
Pascoli  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Sazan Island, Albania.[3]
Ril Ida  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Hull, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Safiyeh  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker barge was bombed and sunk at Qurnan by Regia Aeronautica aircraft. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[3]
HMS Stoke  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe with the loss of 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Ladybird ( Royal Navy).[2][3]
HMT Susarion  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk off the mouth of the Humber by Luftwaffe aircraft.[34]
Tanais  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered German service.[3]
Waterlily  United Kingdom World War II: The fishing vessel was bombed and sunk at West Mersea, Essex by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]

8 May

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Burman  United Kingdom World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Capitano A Cecchi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk at Benghazi, Libya by HMS Ajax, HMS Havock, HMS Hotspur and HMS Imperial (all  Royal Navy).[3][35]
Delite  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Hull, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
F W No.20  United Kingdom World War II: The dredger was sunk by an explosion in Langstone Harbour, Hampshire with the loss of three crew.[3]
Hercules  United Kingdom World War II: The floating crane was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[3]
Irishman  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was sunk by an explosion in Langstone Harbour with the loss of five crew.[3]
Ladore  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Hull by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Marton  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Pinguin  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean north of the Seychelles by HMS Cornwall ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 341 crew and 200 prisoners of war. Sixty crew were rescued, as were 22 prisoners of war, survivors from British Emperor, Clan Buchanan and Empire Light (all  United Kingdom).[3]
Ramillies  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°05′N 32°26′W / 48.083°N 32.433°W / 48.083; -32.433) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Geddington Court ( United Kingdom).[3][36]
Rose  United Kingdom World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMT Silicia  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank at Hull with the loss of seven crew. Survivors were rescued by HMML 211 ( Royal Navy).[3]
Stromboli  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated on 14 April 1942 and beached at Tranmere, Cheshire but was declared a total loss and subsequently scrapped.[37]
Tenace  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk at Benghazi by HMS Ajax, HMS Havock, HMS Hotspur and HMS Imperial (all  Royal Navy).[3]
Thistle  United Kingdom World War II: The fishing smack struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°45′N 1°09′E / 51.750°N 1.150°E / 51.750; 1.150). All crew were rescued.[3]
HMT Thistle V  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°28′N 1°47′E / 52.467°N 1.783°E / 52.467; 1.783) with the loss of ten of her 11 crew.[3][38]
Trentino  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMT Uberty  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Lowestoft by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 13 crew.[3][39][40]
UJ 173 Mob-Fd 32  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and sunk off Feiestein, Norway by British aircraft.[2]
UJ 179 Carl Kämpf  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser was bombed and severely damaged off Feiestein by British aircraft. She was later repaired and returned to service.[2]
HMY Viva II  Royal Navy World War II: The naval yacht was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 13 nautical miles (24 km) west of Trevose Head, Cornwall by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of 406 Küstenfliegergruppe, Luftwaffe with the loss of 22 of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Cleveland ( Royal Navy).[2][3][41][42]
Welcome Home  United Kingdom World War II: The ketch was bombed and sunk at Hull by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Whitakers No. 1  United Kingdom World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Hull by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]

9 May

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Alfred Olsen  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (2°59′N 20°26′W / 2.983°N 20.433°W / 2.983; -20.433) by Enrico Tazzoli ( Regia Marina). All crew were rescued.[3]
Bengore Head  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°45′N 33°02′W / 60.750°N 33.033°W / 60.750; -33.033) by U-110 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Apollo ( Royal Navy and Borgfred  Norway).[3][43]
City of Winchester  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south south west of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (8°20′N 26°14′W / 8.333°N 26.233°W / 8.333; -26.233) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 98 crew. Survivors were rescued by Herma ( Norway).[3][44]
Empire Cloud  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship, on her maiden voyage, was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean east north east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°00′N 31°30′W / 61.000°N 31.500°W / 61.000; -31.500) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 54 crew. The ship was abandoned, with HMS Nigella ( Royal Navy) rescuing the survivors. Empire Cloud was taken in tow by the tug Thames ( Netherlands) reaching the Clyde on 20 May, she was subsequently repaired and returned to service.
Empire Song  United Kingdom World War II: Operation Tiger / Convoy WS 58: The cargo liner struck a mine and sank in the Strait of Sicily (37°09′12″N 11°01′24″E / 37.15333°N 11.02333°E / 37.15333; 11.02333) with the loss of 19 lives. Survivors were rescued by HMS Foresight ( Royal Navy).[3][45]
Esmond  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°24′N 32°27′W / 60.400°N 32.450°W / 60.400; -32.450) by U-110 ( Kriegsmarine). All 50 crew were rescued by Aelybryn ( United Kingdom), HMS Aubrietia ( Royal Navy) and Borgfred ( Norway) .[3][46]
Gregalia  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°24′N 32°37′W / 60.400°N 32.617°W / 60.400; -32.617) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine). All 66 crew were rescued by HMT Daneman ( Royal Navy.[47]
Luis Puebla  Spain World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay 160 nautical miles (300 km) north of Gijón, Asturias with the loss of nine of her 12 crew.[3]
HMS Queenworth  Royal Navy World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk off the mouth of the Humber by Luftwaffe aircraft.[48]
Tankerton Towers  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk off St Govan's Lightship ( United Kingdom) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All eight crew were rescued.[3]
U-110  Kriegsmarine World War II: Operation Primrose: The Type IXB submarine was captured in the Atlantic Ocean by HMS Aubrietia, HMS Broadway and HMS Bulldog (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of 15 of her 47 crew. An Enigma machine was captured intact. U-110 was taken in tow by HMS Bulldog but sank the next day in a storm.[3]

10 May

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Aelybryn  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (59°23′N 35°25′W / 59.383°N 35.417°W / 59.383; -35.417) by U-556 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 45 crew. Survivors abandoned ship and were rescued by HMT Daneman ( Royal Navy). Aelybryn was towed to Reykjavík, Iceland by HMS Hollyhock ( Royal Navy). Later repaired and returned to service.[49]
HMS Altais  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMS Comet I  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Empire Caribou  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Greenland (59°28′N 35°44′W / 59.467°N 35.733°W / 59.467; -35.733) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Malcolm ( Royal Navy).
HMS Faislane  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Gand  Belgium World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°45′N 37°34′W / 57.750°N 37.567°W / 57.750; -37.567) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 43 crew.[3][50]
HMS Igloo  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMS Jake II  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Langley  United Kingdom World War II: This is the original name of the Belgian Gand (above). No British ship by this name was afloat at this time, the entry is a duplication.
Martin Pecheur  United Kingdom World War II: The captured French schooner caught fire and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (37°07′N 8°34′W / 37.117°N 8.567°W / 37.117; -8.567). The prize crew took to the lifeboats and reached Gibraltar.[3]
HMS HDML 1011  Royal Navy World War II: The harbour defence motor launch was bombed and sunk south of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3][51]
HMS Miss England  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMS Nomad III  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Ramb III  Regia Marina World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was sunk in Benghazi Harbor by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy). Raised, repaired, and returned to service.
HMS Safari  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
U-110  Kriegsmarine World War II: Operation Primrose: The Type IXB submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean during a storm while under tow by the destroyer HMS Bulldog ( Royal Navy) the day after being captured by the corvette HMS Aubrietia and destroyers HMS Broadway and HMS Bulldog (all  Royal Navy).[3]

11 May

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1941
Ship Country Description
City of Shanghai  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°40′N 27°50′W / 6.667°N 27.833°W / 6.667; -27.833) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by Josefina S ( Argentina), Richmond Castle ( United Kingdom and Stad Arnhem ( Netherlands).[3][52]
Gypsy  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary base ship was bombed and sunk at London by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
Somerset  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°54′N 16°20′W / 54.900°N 16.333°W / 54.900; -16.333) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[2][3]

12 May

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Aghios Paraskavi  Greece World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Lemnos by HMS Rorqual ( Royal Navy).[3]
Fowberry Tower  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south west by west of the Humber Lightship ( United Kingdom) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of six crew.[3]
HMS Ladybird  Royal Navy World War II: The Insect-class gunboat was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew.
Rawnsley  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Ierapetra Bay by Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of 281 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica.[2][3]
Richard de Larrinaga  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]

13 May

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Benvrackie  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (0°49′N 20°15′W / 0.817°N 20.250°W / 0.817; -20.250) by U-105 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 crew. 15 crew of Lassell ( United Kingdom) were also killed. Fifty-eight survivors were rescued by Oxfordshire ( Royal Navy).[3][53]
Cornflower  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Malta by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
F  United Kingdom World War II: The hopper barge struck a mine and sank off Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland with the loss of five of her 11 crew.[3]
Fort Rona  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) west south west of Bardsey Island by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[3]
Nueva Elisa  Spain World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay.[3]
HMS Salopian  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy SC 30: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°04′N 38°15′W / 59.067°N 38.250°W / 59.067; -38.250) by U-98 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 281 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Intrepid ( Royal Navy).[3][54][55]
Somersby  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 30: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°39′N 26°13′W / 60.650°N 26.217°W / 60.650; -26.217) by U-111 ( Kriegsmarine). All 33 crew were rescued by Marika Protopapa ( Greece).

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Dalesman  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered German service as Pluto.[3][56]
Karlander  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 321: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°38′N 13°38′W / 55.633°N 13.633°W / 55.633; -13.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. She was later scuttled at 55°36′N 13°24′W / 55.600°N 13.400°W / 55.600; -13.400. All 26 crew were rescued by Zaafaran ( United Kingdom).[2][3][57]
HMT M A West  Royal Navy World War II: The examination vessel was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[3]
HMT Minicoy  Royal Navy World War II: The patrol vessel struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel east of St Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire with the loss of at least three crew.[3]
HMNZS Puriri  Royal New Zealand Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a German mine and sank in the Hauraki Gulf 8 miles north east of Bream Head off Auckland 35°46′S 174°43′E / 35.767°S 174.717°E / -35.767; 174.717. Her commanding officer and four crewmen killed. Survivors were rescued by HMS Achilles ( Royal Navy) and/or HMNZS Gale ( Royal New Zealand Navy).[3][58]
Rabaul  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Atlantis ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 55 crew.[3]
Turkia  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire, exploded, and sank in the Red Sea.[59]

15 May

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Benvenue  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (4°27′N 18°25′W / 4.450°N 18.417°W / 4.450; -18.417) by U-105 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew. Survivors were rescued by English Trader ( United Kingdom) and a Royal Navy destroyer.[Note 1][56]
Leon  Hellenic Navy World War II: The Aetos-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in Souda Bay, Crete by Luftwaffe aircraft.
Notre Dame du Châtelet  France World War II: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 48°N 14°W / 48°N 14°W / 48; -14) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Otaria ( Regia Marina) eight days later.[56][60]
Ossian  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (54°00′N 7°16′E / 54.000°N 7.267°E / 54.000; 7.267) by Royal Air Force aircraft.[56]
San Giusto  Italy World War II: The coastal tanker struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north north east of Tripoli, Libya.[56]

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Archangel  United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north east of Aberdeen (57°55′N 2°03′W / 57.917°N 2.050°W / 57.917; -2.050) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 52 of the 475 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Blankney ( Royal Navy). Archangel was beached 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Newburgh, Aberdeenshire and broke into four.[56]
Joffre Rose  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and damaged in the Bristol Channel by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached at Dale, Pembrokeshire. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[56]
Kythera  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Logician  United Kingdom World War II: The ship was bombed and damaged in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was bombed again on 25 May and sank with the loss of 31 lives.[56]
Nikolaou Ourania  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. She was later refloated, repaired and entered German service as Nikolaus.[56]
Rodney Star  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°03′N 19°02′W / 5.050°N 19.033°W / 5.050; -19.033) by U-105 ( Kriegsmarine): All 83 crew were rescued by Batna ( United Kingdom) and HMS Boreas ( Royal Navy).[56][61]

17 May

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Ala  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and damaged in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. She was beached at Shoreham-by-Sea but was later refloated and taken under tow by Security ( United Kingdom). She was bombed and sunk on 13 June in the English Channel (50°42′N 0°52′W / 50.700°N 0.867°W / 50.700; -0.867) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[56][62]
Eleonora Maersk  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of twenty of her 44 crew. Seven survivors were taken as prisoners of war. She was salvaged post-war. Under repair from 1948-51 then sold to West Germany.[56][18]
Marisa  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°10′N 18°09′W / 6.167°N 18.150°W / 6.167; -18.150) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Columbin, HMS Surprise (both ( Royal Navy).[56][63]
Statesman  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°44′N 13°45′W / 56.733°N 13.750°W / 56.733; -13.750) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of one crew member.[2][56]
Themoni  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]

18 May

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Begerin  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 17 nautical miles (31 km) west north west of the South Bishop Lighthouse by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[56]
Giovinezza  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya (31°55′N 19°54′E / 31.917°N 19.900°E / 31.917; 19.900) by HMS Tetrarch ( Royal Navy).[56]
HMT Jewel  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Belfast Lough with the loss of 14 crew.[56][64]
RFA Olna  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The tanker was bombed and damaged at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached. Later salvaged, repaired and entered German service.[56]
Piako  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) south west of Freetown, Sierral Leone (7°52′N 14°57′W / 7.867°N 14.950°W / 7.867; -14.950) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 75 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Bridgewater ( Royal Navy).[56][65]

19 May

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS City of Rochester  Royal Navy World War II: The decommissioned former paddle minesweeper sunk at Acorn Yard Rochester, Kent by a parachute mine while awaiting scrapping.[56]
Empire Ridge  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 61: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 miles west of Bloody Foreland (55°08′N 10°40′W / 55.133°N 10.667°W / 55.133; -10.667) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 3 Gunners and 28 crewmen. Survivors were rescued by HMS Vanquisher ( Royal Navy).[56][45][66]
HMY Sea Angler  Royal Navy The armed yacht was destroyed by fire.[56]
Winkfield  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary 1 mile south west of Buoy B4 (51°35′N 1°10′E / 51.583°N 1.167°E / 51.583; 1.167) with the loss of ten crew.[56]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Aghios Georgios  Greece World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Crete.[56]
British Security  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 126: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Cape Farewell, Greenland (57°28′N 41°07′W / 57.467°N 41.117°W / 57.467; -41.117) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 53 crew.[56][67]
Cockaponset  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south east of Cape Farewell (57°28′N 41°07′W / 57.467°N 41.117°W / 57.467; -41.117) by U-556 ( Kriegsmarine). All 41 crew were rescued by Hontestroom ( Netherlands).[68]
Curtatone  Regia Marina World War II: The Curtatone-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Athens. 94 crew were killed, and two more died of wounds later. There were 29 or 34 survivors depending of sources.[56][69]
Darlington Court  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Cape Farewell (57°28′N 41°07′W / 57.467°N 41.117°W / 57.467; -41.117) by U-556 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Hontestroom ( Netherlands).[70]
Harpagus  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-109 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 58 of the 90 people on board, including 26 of the 48 survivors from Norman Monarch ( United Kingdom). Survivors were rescued by HMS Burnham ( Royal Navy).[71]
Javanese Prince  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 155 nautical miles (287 km) north west of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides (59°46′N 10°45′W / 59.767°N 10.750°W / 59.767; -10.750) by U-138 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Assurance, HMS Faulknor and HMS Lincoln (all  Royal Navy).[56][72]
John P Pedersen  Norway World War II: Convoy HX 126: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 57°N 41°W / 57°N 41°W / 57; -41) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Honsestroom ( Netherlands).[56][73]
HMT Kos XXIII  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and damaged in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later declared a total loss. Two crew were taken as prisoners of war.[56]
Norman Monarch  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 126: The cargo ship was torpoedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°47′N 40°55′W / 56.783°N 40.917°W / 56.783; -40.917) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine). All 48 crew were rescued by Harpagus ( United Kingdom).[56]
Padre Eterno  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Chania, Crete.[56]
Radames  Egypt World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Monrovia, Liberia (approximately 6°N 12°W / 6°N 12°W / 6; -12) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member.[56][74]
Rothermere  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°48′N 41°36′W / 57.800°N 41.600°W / 57.800; -41.600) by U-98 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by Bruarfoss (Flag of Iceland (1918–1944).svg Iceland).[56][75]
Starcross  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (51°45′N 20°45′W / 51.750°N 20.750°W / 51.750; -20.750) by Otaria ( Regia Marina). All crew were rescued by HMCS St. Francis ( Royal Canadian Navy).[56]
HMS Widnes  Royal Navy World War II: The Hunt-class minesweeper was bombed and damaged at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached, but declared a total loss. Raised, repaired and put in Kriegsmarine service as UJ-2109.[56]
Zeffiro  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank 5.8 nautical miles (10.7 km) south east of Cape Bon, Tunisia. There was no casualty.[56][7]

21 May

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Carlo Mirabello  Regia Marina World War II: The Mirabello-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea off Cephalonia.[56]
Elusa  Netherlands World War II: Convoy HX 126: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (59°00′N 38°05′W / 59.000°N 38.083°W / 59.000; -38.083) by U-93 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Burnham ( Royal Navy). Elusa later sank at 58°30′N 38°10′W / 58.500°N 38.167°W / 58.500; -38.167.[56][76]
Gladiator  Italy World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank at Šibenik, Yugoslavia.[56]
HMY Hanyards  Royal Navy The armed yacht sank.[56]
HMS Juno  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The J-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south east of Crete by CANT Z.1007 aircraft of 50th Bomber Squadron, Regia Aeronautica with the loss of 128 of her 210 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Kandahar, HMS Kingston and HMS Nubian (all  Royal Navy).[2][56]
Kybfels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea off Cephalonia.[56]
Marburg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea off Cephalonia.[56]
Marconi  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 126: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 270 nautical miles (500 km) south south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (approximately 58°N 41°W / 58°N 41°W / 58; -41) by U-109 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 74 crew. Survivors were rescued by USCGC General Greene ( United States Navy) and HMS Kenya ( Royal Navy).[56][77]
Pelegrino Matteucci  Regia Marina World War II: The Giovanni Berta-class naval trawler was sunk north west of Lefkos by mines.[78]
Robin Moor  United States World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the South Atlantic off the coast of Brazil (6°10′N 25°40′W / 6.167°N 25.667°W / 6.167; -25.667) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine). The crew were told that the ship would be sunk under prize rules and given 30 minutes to abandon ship. She was then torpedoed, shelled and sunk. Twenty-six of the 37 people on board were rescued by Examalia ( United States) and landed at Cape Town, South Africa. The remaining 11 people were rescued by Ozório ( Brazil) and landed at Recife. She was the first American merchant ship lost during the war by belligerent action.[79][80][81]
Tewkesbury  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic (5°49′N 24°09′W / 5.817°N 24.150°W / 5.817; -24.150) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine). All 42 crew were rescued by Exhibitor and Knoxville City (both  United States)[56][82]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Barnby  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 126: The 4,813 grt cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°30′N 34°12′W / 60.500°N 34.200°W / 60.500; -34.200) by U-111 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 45 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Aurora ( Royal Navy).[83]
Ben Veg  United Kingdom The coaster collied with Brittany ( United Kingdom) in the Irish Sea and sank 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of Point of Ayre, Isle of Man. All crew were rescued.[84]
British Grenadier  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°15′N 12°59′W / 6.250°N 12.983°W / 6.250; -12.983) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine). All 49 crew were rescued by Ganda ( Portugal) and Jose Calvo Sotelo ( Spain).[56][85]
Carmen Sylva  Romania The cargo ship was shelled and sunk by Royal Navy warships of Force D.[Note 2][56]
Ditmar Koel  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Wadden Sea off Juist, Germany.[56]
Empire Progress  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south west of The Needles, Isle of Wight with the loss of four crew. She was beached in Totland Bay the next day. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[56][45]
HMS Fiji  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The Crown Colony-class cruiser was bombed and sunk off Crete by Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft of JG 77 and Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of LG 1 with the loss of 241 of her 764 crew.
HMS Gloucester  Royal Navy
HMS Gloucester

World War II: Battle of Crete: The Town-class cruiser was bombed and sunk 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of Crete by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of 722 of her 807 crew.

HMS Greyhound  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The G-class destroyer was bombed and sunk west of Crete by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of StG 2 with the loss of 80 of her 146 crew.
Käte Grammerstorf  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands.[86]
HNLMS Nautilus  Koninklijke Marine The minelayer collided with Murrayfield ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Saltfleet, Yorkshire (56°36′N 0°25′E / 56.600°N 0.417°E / 56.600; 0.417) and sank without loss of life.[87]
HMS York  Royal Navy
HMS York

World War II: The York-class cruiser, aground at Suda Bay, Crete, since 26 March 1941, was scuttled by Allied forces to prevent her capture by Axis forces. She was salvaged in February 1952 and scrapped at Bari, Apulia, Italy.

23 May

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Berhala  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Freetown, Sierra Leone (9°50′N 17°50′W / 9.833°N 17.833°W / 9.833; -17.833) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy warship.[56][88][89]
HMS Kashmir  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The K-class destroyer was bombed and sunk off Crete (34°40′N 24°10′E / 34.667°N 24.167°E / 34.667; 24.167) by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.
HMS Kelly  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The K-class destroyer was bombed and sunk off Crete by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.
HMT Kos XXIII  Royal Navy World War II: The submarine chaser was scuttled in Suda Bay, Crete. She was later salvaged by the Germans and entered Kriegsmarine service as UJ-2104.[90]
MTB 67, MTB 213, MTB 214,
MTB 216 and MTB 217
 Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The Thornycroft 55-foot-class motor torpedo boats were bombed and sunk at Suda Bay, Crete by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Meuliere  French Navy World War II: The Albatre-class gunboat was wrecked off Ajaccio, Corsica.[91]

24 May

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Aurora II  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[2][56]
HMS Hood  Royal Navy
HMS Hood

World War II: Battle of the Denmark Strait: The Admiral-class battlecruiser was shelled and sunk in the Denmark Strait by Bismarck ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 1,415 of her 1,418 crew. The 3 survivors were rescued by HMS Electra ( Royal Navy).

Marionga  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°42′N 10°29′W / 5.700°N 10.483°W / 5.700; -10.483) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of her 29 crew.[56]
Matronna  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft in the Bristol Channel off Dale, Pembrokeshire. All crew were rescued.[2][56]
Octane  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and was damaged in the English Channel and was beached at Antony, Cornwall. Three crew were killed. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[56]
Trafalgar  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the South Atlantic (approximately 25°S 1°E / 25°S 1°E / -25; 1) by Atlantis ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 12 crew.[56]
Vulcain  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpeodoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (9°20′N 15°35′W / 9.333°N 15.583°W / 9.333; -15.583) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 41 crew.[56]

25 May

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Atalaia  Brazil The cargo ship foundered in the South Atlantic (39°07′N 01°10′W / 39.117°N 1.167°W / 39.117; -1.167) with the loss of all 66 crew.[92][93]
Conte Rosso  Italy World War II: The troopship was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Messina (36°41′N 14°42′E / 36.683°N 14.700°E / 36.683; 14.700) by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 1,291 of the 2,729 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Cigno, Clio and Pallade (all  Regia Marina).[56][94]
HMS Grimsby  Royal Navy World War II: The Grimsby-class sloop was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Tobruk, Libya (32°30′N 24°30′E / 32.500°N 24.500°E / 32.500; 24.500) by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of 239 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica with the loss of 11 crew. Survivors were rescued by Southern Maid ( South African Navy).[2][56][95]
Harry  Faroe Islands World War II: The trawler was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow but sank 17 nautical miles (31 km) north by west of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire.[56]
Helka  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of 239 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica with the loss of two crew. Survivors were rescued by Southern Maid ( South African Navy).[2][56]
H P Hansen  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west of the Schiermonnikoog Lighthouse, Friesland, Netherlands by Luftwaffe aircraft.[96]
Leros  Greece World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Heraklion by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Menlière  French Navy The sloop-of-war ran aground off Corsica and was wrecked.[2]
Silvia  Germany World War II: The sperrbrecher was sunk at Den Helder, Netherlands by a crashing Royal Air Force aircraft.[2][56]
Silvina  Portugal World War II: The schooner caught fire and sank in the Grand Banks. All crew were rescued.[97]
Wangi Wangi  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°24′N 12°00′W / 5.400°N 12.000°W / 5.400; -12.000) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 93 people on board.[56][98]

26 May

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Emmanuel Pteris  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Heraklion, Crete by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Gros Pierre  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off Sunderland, Co Durham by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[56]
Rokos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]

27 May

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Antonios  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Bismarck  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Bismarck-class battleship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by Fairey Swordfish aircraft based on HMS Ark Royal ( Royal Navy). She was then shelled by HMS King George V and HMS Rodney (both  Royal Navy) and torpedoed by HMS Dorsetshire ( Royal Navy) and sank (48°10′N 16°12′W / 48.167°N 16.200°W / 48.167; -16.200) with the loss of 2,179 of her 2,293 crew. 85 survivors rescued by HMS Dorsetshire, 25 by HMS Maori, (both ( Royal Navy)) and approximately 100 by weather ship Sachenwald ( Kriegsmarine).
Colonial  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (9°13′N 15°09′W / 9.217°N 15.150°W / 9.217; -15.150) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine). All 100 people on board were rescued by HMS Centurion ( Royal Navy).[56][99]
HMT Evesham  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Julia  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Marco Foscarini  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya by British aircraft and was beached on 30 May. She was refloated and scrapped in Barrow, United Kingdom, from October 1948.[2][100]
HMS Registan  Royal Navy World War II: The ocean boarding vessel was bombed and damaged in the Bristol Channel off Cape Cornwall by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 70 crew. She was beached at Falmouth, Cornwall. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[56]
Røyksund  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel, United Kingdom, (50°46′N 5°18′W / 50.767°N 5.300°W / 50.767; -5.300) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of seven of her 18 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Cleveland ( Royal Navy).[56][21][101]
HMT Syvern  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
HMT Thorbryn  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Thyra  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 325: The cargo ship collided with HMS Leamington ( Royal Navy) in the Atlantic Ocean (52°25′N 19°22′W / 52.417°N 19.367°W / 52.417; -19.367) and sank with the loss of five of the 24 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Leamington.[102]

28 May

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Aghia Kyriaki  Greece World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk off Cape Kephola, Crete by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Georgos  Greece World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Heraklion, Crete by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
HMML 1030  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The Fairmile B motor launch was lost in the Mediterranean Sea after departing from Suda Bay.[56]
Lech  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) north of the Azores, Portugal (45°33′N 23°25′W / 45.550°N 23.417°W / 45.550; -23.417) by HMS Edinburgh ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[56]
HMS Mashona  Royal Navy World War II: The Tribal-class destroyer destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of County Galway, Ireland by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 77,[2] Luftwaffe with the loss of 48 of her 219 crew.
Papalemos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°06′N 16°18′W / 8.100°N 16.300°W / 8.100; -16.300) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 29 crew.[56][103]
V 1610 Innsbruck  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[104]

29 May

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Empire Storm  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 128S: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°00′N 39°50′W / 55.000°N 39.833°W / 55.000; -39.833) by U-557 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by Marita ( Norway).[56][45][105]
HMS Hereward  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The H-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Kaso Strait to the east of Crete by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of 76 of her 165 crew.
HMS Imperial  Royal Navy World War II: Battle of Crete: The I-class destroyer was bombed and severely damaged by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was scuttled by HMS Hotspur at 32°23′N 25°40′E / 32.383°N 25.667°E / 32.383; 25.667.
HMT Sindonis  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of II Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe.[2][56]
Tabaristan  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°32′N 15°23′W / 6.533°N 15.383°W / 6.533; -15.383) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine). Twenty one crew members were lost, while the master, 35 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMT Bengali and the British armed trawler HMT Turcoman, and landed at Freetown and (both  Royal Navy).[56][106]

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Aghios Pantlemon  Greece World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft.[56]
Alicante  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was set on fire at Piraeus, Greece by the explosion of Knyaguinya Maria Luisa ( Bulgaria). She exploded and sank.[107][108]
RFA Cairndale  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The Dale-class oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) west north west of Cape Trafalgar, Spain (35°19′N 8°33′W / 35.317°N 8.550°W / 35.317; -8.550) by Guglielmo Marconi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of five crew.[56]
Empire Protector  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°00′N 14°25′W / 6.000°N 14.417°W / 6.000; -14.417) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Arundo ( Netherlands).[56][45][109]
Jiul  Romania World War II: The cargo ship was set of fire by the explosion of Fürstin Maria Luisa ( Germany) at Piraeus and subsequently sank.[56]
Knyaguinya Maria Luisa  Bulgaria World War II: The cargo ship was set on fire by saboteurs at Piraeus, Greece. Tugs Mara, Zoodohos Pigi, Aghios Dimitrios and Aghios Nikolaos (all  Greece) were towing the ship out of harbour when she exploded. The explosion set Adis Abeba ( Italy), Alicante ( Germany) and Jiul ( Romania) on fire.[2][93][107]
Rinda  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Liberia (6°52′N 15°14′W / 6.867°N 15.233°W / 6.867; -15.233) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 31 crew. Survivors, including the ship's cat, were rescued by HMT Pict ( Royal Navy). The cat remained on board HMT Pict.[110]
Silveryew  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (16°42′N 25°29′W / 16.700°N 25.483°W / 16.700; -25.483) by U-106 ( Kriegsmarine) reports that there was only one of her 54 crew lost are incorrect.[56][111] Reports that one crew member was lost are untrue. It is also untrue that the Master (James Smith), 49 crew members and 3 gunners made landfall at San Antonio, Cape Verde Islands.[112] The Master (James Smith, aged 52) perished as did Assistant Steward, Chow Ah San (aged 41) and Chief Steward, Yue Chank Sung (aged 44).[113]
Westavon  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°36′N 1°11′E / 51.600°N 1.183°E / 51.600; 1.183). All crew were rescued.[56]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1941
Ship Country Description
Clan Macdougall  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal (16°50′N 25°10′W / 16.833°N 25.167°W / 16.833; -25.167) by U-106 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 85 crew.[56][114]
Gravelines  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 127: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Bloody Foreland, Ireland (56°00′N 11°13′W / 56.000°N 11.217°W / 56.000; -11.217) by U-147 ( Kriegsmarine). 11 crew were killed, 25 crew were rescued by HMS Deptford ( Royal Navy). The ship broke in two; the stern section sank but the bow section was towed to the Clyde and beached. The ship was declared a constructive total loss and scrapped in 1942.[56][31]
Holmsteinn Flag of Iceland (1918–1944).svg Iceland World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk north of Dyrafjord by U-204 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all four crew.[115]
Sangara  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Accra, Gold Coast (5°33′N 0°13′W / 5.550°N 0.217°W / 5.550; -0.217) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member. Although declared a total loss, she was refloated in April 1943, repaired post-war and returned to service in 1947.[56][116]
Sire  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (8°50′N 15°30′W / 8.833°N 15.500°W / 8.833; -15.500) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Marguerite ( Royal Navy).[56][117]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1941
Ship Country Description
A 6  Hellenic Navy World War II: The A 1-class contraband chaser was lost sometime in May or June.[118]
Ines  Germany World War II: The coaster was rammed and sunk by a Royal Australian Navy ship off Crete.[1]
HMS LCA 28,  Royal Navy World War II: The Landing Craft, Assault was lost sometime in May.[119]
HMS LCP(L) 107, HMS LCP(L) 108, HMS LCP(L) 109  Royal Navy World War II:The Landing Craft Personnel (Large)s were lost sometime in May.[120]
HMS LCT 1 and HMS LCT 15  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tanks were bombed and sunk off Pireaus, Greece sometime in April or May.[121][122]
HMS LCT 6  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank was scuttled off the south coast of Crete sometime in April or May.[123]
HMS LCT 19  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank was lost in the Aegean Sea sometime in April or May.[124]
HMS LCT 20  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT-1-class Landing Craft, Tank was bombed and sunk off Crete sometime in April or May.[125]
HMS Undaunted  Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea on or about 11 May due to enemy action with the loss of all 31 crew.

Notes

  1. ^ The destroyer was one of HMS Boreas, HMS Duncan, HMS Highlander or HMS Velox.
  2. ^ Force D comprised HMS Ajax, HMS Dido, HMS Hasty, HMS Hereward, HMS Janus, HMS Kimberley and HMS Orion.

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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