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

October 1941
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1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Astra  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Oranienbaum by German artillery.[1]
Kaija  Latvia World War II: The ship struck a mine and sank at Rybachy, Kaliningrad Oblast, Soviet Union.[2]
No. 64  Soviet Navy The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[3]
R-205  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Baltic Sea near Liepāja, Latvia, or sunk sometime in 1944.[4]
San Florentino  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 19: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (52°50′N 34°40′W / 52.833°N 34.667°W / 52.833; -34.667) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 58 crew. She broke in two the next day and was scuttled by HMCS Alberni ( Royal Canadian Navy) and USCGC Campbell ( United States Navy). Survivors were rescued by HMS Mayflower ( Royal Navy).[5][6]
UJ-117 Gustav Körner  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) west of Hanko, Finland.[2][7]

2 October

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Castellon  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of Benghazi, Libya (32°30′N 19°09′E / 32.500°N 19.150°E / 32.500; 19.150) by HMS Perseus ( Royal Navy).[5]
Churruca  United Kingdom The cargo ship exploded and sank at Alexandria, Egypt. Later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[5]
Empire Wave  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 19: The CAM ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (58°08′N 32°26′W / 58.133°N 32.433°W / 58.133; -32.433) by U-652 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 60 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Surprise (Flag of Iceland (1918–1944).svg Iceland).[8]
Hatasu  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 19: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by U-431 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 40 or her 47 crew.[5][9]
Hertta  Finland World War II: The schooner was rammed and sunk in the Kalmar Strait by Elin ( Germany).[10]
I-61  Imperial Japanese Navy The Kaidai-class submarine collided with Kiso Maru ( Imperial Japanese Navy) and sank in the Tsushima Strait off Iki Island (33°40′N 129°40′E / 33.667°N 129.667°E / 33.667; 129.667). Survivors rescued by Sata ( Imperial Japanese Navy) on 14 October. Salvaged in February 1942 and scrapped at Sasebo, Nagasaki.[5][11]
Tuva  Netherlands World War II: Convoy ON 19A: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°16′N 26°36′W / 54.267°N 26.600°W / 54.267; -26.600) by U-575 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS St. Croix ( Royal Canadian Navy).[5][12]

3 October

For the loss of the German cargo ship Yalova on this day, see the entry for 28 September 1941

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1941
Ship Country Description
ARA Corrientes  Argentine Navy
ARA Corrientes

The Buenos Aires-class destroyer collided with ARA Almirante Brown ( Argentine Navy) in the South Atlantic 54 nautical miles (100 km) north east of Mar del Plata and sank with the loss of ten of her 169 crew.[13]

Dnepr  Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 40 of the 203 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Yakor ( Soviet Navy).[14]
Klara  Germany World War II: The supply ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal by HMS Kenya ( Royal Navy). U-129 ( Kriegsmarine) rescued 119 survivors (also listed as Kota Penang).[2][5]
Konrad  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine depot ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain by HMS Kenya ( Royal Navy).[15]
No. 114  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[16]
Oued Yquem France Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Sardinia, Italy (40°58′N 9°59′E / 40.967°N 9.983°E / 40.967; 9.983) by HNLMS O 21 ( Koninklijk Marine).[5][17][18]
Sesnon #14  United States The 24-ton, 47.8-foot (14.6 m) barge sank in the Bering Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) off Bluff, Territory of Alaska.[19]

4 October

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Borgny  Germany World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by HNoMS MTB 56 ( Royal Norwegian Navy) with the loss of 14 of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by M1101 and V5505 (both  Kriegsmarine).[20]
Théophile Gautier France Vichy France World War II: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Eubée, Greece (37°45′N 24°35′E / 37.750°N 24.583°E / 37.750; 24.583) by HMS Talisman ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 19 lives.[5][17][21]
U-111  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXB submarine was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Tenerife, Spain by HMT Lady Shirley ( Royal Navy) with the loss of eight of her 52 crew.
Volochaevka  Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project SB-57/Vidlista-class river monitor was destroyed at the 300 Yard, Kiev to avoid capture by the Germans.[22]
HMS Whippet  Royal Navy World War II: The naval whaler was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (32°09′N 25°17′E / 32.150°N 25.283°E / 32.150; 25.283) north east of Bardiyah by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued by HMT Svana and a D lighter (both  Royal Navy).[5][23]

5 October

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1941
Ship Country Description
C Jon  Panama World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°30′N 13°00′W / 48.500°N 13.000°W / 48.500; -13.000) by U-204 ( Kriegsmarine).[5]
HMT Kingston Sapphire  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler/boarding vessel was torpedoed and sunk by Nani ( Regia Marina) in the Atlantic Ocean 20 miles (32 km) off the Spanish coast (36°11′N 06°32′W / 36.183°N 6.533°W / 36.183; -6.533). Survivors rescued by a Spanish vessel and landed at Huelva, Spain.[24]
Mondoc  Canada World War II: The bulk carrier was wrecked on the east coast of Trinidad.[25]
No. 151  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[16]
No. 412  Soviet Navy The PK-115 Type MO-2 patrol boat was lost on this date.[26]
Olyokma  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary gunboat was sunk by German aircraft on Lake Ladoga.[27]
Polaris  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Oranienbaum by German artillery.[1]
Rialto  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) north north east of Misrata, Libya (33°30′N 15°53′E / 33.500°N 15.883°E / 33.500; 15.883) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. Gioberti ( Regia Marina) rescued 145 survivors.[5][28]
Tynefield  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the Suez Canal with the loss of four crew.[5]

6 October

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1941
Ship Country Description
I-61  Imperial Japanese Navy The Kaidai-class submarine was sunk in a collision. She was refloated in February 1942 and scrapped.[29]
Bjørnungen  Norway World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea by TKA-12 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of eight crew.[30]
Thistlegorm  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Red Sea off Ras Muhammad, Egypt (27°48′51″N 33°55′12″E / 27.81417°N 33.92000°E / 27.81417; 33.92000) by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe with the loss of nine crew.

7 October

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Aida  Egypt World War II: The lighthouse tender was bombed and damaged at Zafarana by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached.[5]
Blokshiv No. 1  Soviet Navy World War II: The mine storage hulk was shelled and sunk by German artillery off Kronstadt. Salvaged and returned to service in 1942.

8 October

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Grozny  Soviet Union World War II: Soviet evacuation of Mariupol: The tanker was scuttled at Mariupol by the Red Army.[31]
No. 21  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[16]
Paolo S Podesta  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk south west of Favignana, Sicily by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[5]
Rosalie Moller  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Suez Canal by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe with the loss of two crew. Survivors were rescued by HMAS Parramatta ( Royal Australian Navy).[2][5]
Solombala  Soviet Union World War II: The tugboat was shelled and sunk in the Black Sea off Mariupol by German shore-based artillery.[32]
Tovarisch  Soviet Union World War II: Soviet evacuation of Mariupol: The sailing ship was scuttled at Mariupol by the Red Army.[31]
Volga-Don  Soviet Union World War II: Soviet evacuation of Mariupol: The cargo ship was scuttled at Mariupol by the Red Army.[31]
Unnamed floating dry dock  Soviet Union World War II: Soviet evacuation of Mariupol: The floating dry dock was scuttled at Mariupol by the Red Army.[31]

9 October

No ships were lost on this day.

10 October

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Città di Simi  Italy World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) off Cape Sidero, Crete (35°31′N 26°25′E / 35.517°N 26.417°E / 35.517; 26.417) by HMS Thunderbolt ( Royal Navy).[2][5]
Fugloyjin  Faroe Islands The fishing vessel was bombed and sunk at Klaksvík, Faroe Islands. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[5]
Kyma  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (53°53′N 0°21′E / 53.883°N 0.350°E / 53.883; 0.350). All crew were rescued.[5]
HMS LCT 102  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy OS 7: The landing craft tank was being carried as deck cargo on board Nailsea Manor ( United Kingdom) and was lost when that ship was torpedoed and sunk.[33]
HMS LCT 103  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy OS 7: The landing craft tank was lost in Home Waters.[34]
No. 11  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[16]
Nailsea Manor  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 7: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (18°45′N 21°18′W / 18.750°N 21.300°W / 18.750; -21.300) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine). All 42 crew were rescued by HMS Violet ( Royal Navy).[5][35]
Regele Carol I  Romanian Naval Forces World War II: The auxiliary minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Varna (43°10′N 28°01′E / 43.167°N 28.017°E / 43.167; 28.017).[36]
Warkworth  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship collided with Selvistan ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) south south west of the Vestmann Islands and sank with the loss of 13 crew.[37]

11 October

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Casaregis  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (34°10′N 12°38′E / 34.167°N 12.633°E / 34.167; 12.633) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[5]
FR 12  Kriegsmarine World War II: The FR 1-class river minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Black Sea.[38][39]
Haytian  United Kingdom World War II: The hulk was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Portland, Dorset by Luftwaffe aircraft.[5]
Kondors  Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship was sunk in Moon Sound by German aircraft.[1]
HMS ML 288  Royal Navy The Fairmile B motor launch foundered off Hartlepool.[40]
Mucke  Nazi Germany World War II: The fishing trawler was sunk off Bergen, Norway by a Royal Air Force Lockheed Hudson.[41]
NB-11  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary ship was bombed and sunk off Bergen, Norway by a Lockheed Hudson of the Royal Air Force.[42]
Shch-322  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was lost in the Baltic Sea with the loss of all hands. She either collided with MO-310 ( Soviet Navy) or struck a mine.[2][43]
Tonu  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Leningrad Sudomech Shipyard by German artillery or aircraft while under repair.[1]
Zena  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Lampedusa (34°52′N 12°22′E / 34.867°N 12.367°E / 34.867; 12.367) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[5]

12 October

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1941
Ship Country Description
A 2 and A 7  Royal Navy World War II: The A lighters (LCT Mk 1s) were torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (32°08′N 24°56′E / 32.133°N 24.933°E / 32.133; 24.933) by U-75 ( Kriegsmarine). with the loss of 36 of the 37 people on board. The only survivor (from A 7) was taken as a prisoner of war.[5]
Berdyansk  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was scuttled at Taganrog by the Red Army.[31]
Chevington  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 531: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (52°59′36″N 1°52′00″E / 52.99333°N 1.86667°E / 52.99333; 1.86667) by S-105 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine crew.[2][5]
Corte Real  Portugal World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) off Oporto by U-83 ( Kriegsmarine). Her passengers and crew given 15 minutes to take to the lifeboats before she was shelled, then torpedoed and sunk.[44][45]
Georgy Sedov  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was scuttled at Eisk by the Red Army.[31]
Glynn  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea (52°35′N 1°56′E / 52.583°N 1.933°E / 52.583; 1.933) by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was scuttled by a Royal Navy ship.[5]
HMS LCT 2  Royal Navy The LCT Mk 1-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[46]
HMS LCT 7  Royal Navy The LCT Mk 1-class landing craft tank was lost on this date.[47]
Roy  Norway World War II: Convoy FN 531: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (52°59′36″N 1°52′00″E / 52.99333°N 1.86667°E / 52.99333; 1.86667) by S-53 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three crew. Survivors were rescued by HMML 145 ( Royal Navy).[5][48]
S-8  Soviet Navy World War II: The S-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland north of Dagö, Estonia.[49]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1941
Ship Country Description
No. 311  Soviet Navy The MO-4-class motor anti-submarine boat was lost on this date.[50]

14 October

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Aingeru Guardakoa  Spain World War II: The sailing ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Cádiz by U-204 ( Kriegsmarine).[51]
Bainsizza  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (34°15′N 12°12′E / 34.250°N 12.200°E / 34.250; 12.200) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. She was taken in tow by Max Barendt ( Germany), which later passed the tow to Ciclope ( Italy) but sank the next day.[5]
Bonita  Germany The cargo ship collided with Bojan ( Sweden) south east of Trelleborg, Skåne County, Sweden and sank with the loss of 21 of her 25 crew.[52][53]
HMS Fleur de Lys  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy OG 75: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk west of Gibraltar (36°00′N 6°30′W / 36.000°N 6.500°W / 36.000; -6.500) by U-206 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 70 of her 73 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Spanish ship.[5][54][55]
HMT Forerunner  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel in the Thames Estuary and sank.[5]
Pleiada  Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat sank at Tripoli, Libya after being bombed the day before by Royal Air Force aircraft.[5]
UJ 1709 Carl Kämpf  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Carl Kampf-class naval trawler/submarine chaser was bombed and sunk west of Lista by Royal Air Force aircraft.[2][5]

15 October

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Adzharets  Soviet Union World War II: The rescue ship was scuttled by the Red Army.[31]
Chicherin  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was scuttled at Odessa by the Red Army.[31]
Empire Heron  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°05′N 27°05′W / 54.083°N 27.083°W / 54.083; -27.083) by U-568 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 39 of her 40 crew. The only survivor was rescued by HMS Gladiolus ( Royal Navy).[56][57]
Ila  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°36′N 29°57′W / 53.600°N 29.950°W / 53.600; -29.950) by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by Mimosa ( Free French Naval Forces).[57][58][59]
Silvercedar  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°36′N 29°57′W / 53.600°N 29.950°W / 53.600; -29.950) by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of the 47 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Mimosa ( Free French Naval Forces).[57][60]
Vancouver Island  Canada World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (53°37′N 25°37′W / 53.617°N 25.617°W / 53.617; -25.617) by U-558 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 105 people on board.[57][61]

16 October

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Bold Venture  Panama World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) south west of Iceland (57°00′N 24°30′W / 57.000°N 24.500°W / 57.000; -24.500) by U-553 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Wetaskiwin ( Royal Canadian Navy).[57][62][63][64][65]
Bolshevik  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of her master and 15 crew. 20 survivors were rescued by two Soviet motor torpedo boats.[66]
Karin  Soviet Union World War II: The rescue tug was sunk in the Gulf of Finland by mines.[1]
Rym  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-558 ( Kriegsmarine). All 21 crew were rescued by HMS Veronica ( Royal Navy).[67]

17 October

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Barfonn  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 48: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°58′N 25°04′W / 56.967°N 25.067°W / 56.967; -25.067) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Baddeck and HMCS Wetaskiwin (both  Royal Canadian Navy).[57][68]
Erviken  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°00′N 24°30′W / 57.000°N 24.500°W / 57.000; -24.500) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Abelia and HMS Veronica (both  Royal Navy).[57][69]
Evros  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°01′N 24°20′W / 57.017°N 24.333°W / 57.017; -24.333) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 32 crew.[70]
HMS Gladiolus  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy SC 48: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°00′N 25°00′W / 57.000°N 25.000°W / 57.000; -25.000) by U-558 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 65 crew and the survivor from Empire Heron ( United Kingdom).[57][71]
Heenvliet  Netherlands The coaster collided with Vestland ( Norway) in the Irish Sea off Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom and sank.[72]
Leningrad  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Yevpatoria by Luftwaffe aircraft.[73]
Lingfield  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk and sank.[74]
No. 131  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[16]
Pass of Balmaha  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy Cultivate: The coastal tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (31°14′N 28°50′E / 31.233°N 28.833°E / 31.233; 28.833) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 20 crew.[57][75]
Samos  Greece World War II: Convoy Cultivate: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (31°14′N 28°50′E / 31.233°N 28.833°E / 31.233; 28.833) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 34 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Cocker ( Royal Navy).[57][76]
Vesteraalen  Norway World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Nuvsvåg, Norway (70°20′N 22°30′E / 70.333°N 22.500°E / 70.333; 22.500) by Shch-402 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of 59 of the 65 people on board.[77]
W C Teagle  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 48: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 57°N 25°W / 57°N 25°W / 57; -25) by U-558 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Broadwater ( Royal Navy).[57]

18 October

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Argun  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Kola Inlet (69°30′N 33°30′E / 69.500°N 33.500°E / 69.500; 33.500) by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine). crew and passenger were rescued by Mgla ( Soviet Union) without loss.[57][78]
HMS Assurance  Royal Navy The Assurance-class tug ran aground in Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland and was a total loss.[57][79]
HMS Broadwater  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy SC 48: The Town class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 44 of her 101 crew. Also lost were the survivors from Empire Heron, W C Teagle (both  United Kingdom) and Erviken ( Norway). Survivors were rescued by HMT Angle ( Royal Navy)[57][80]
Caterina  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by British aircraft. She sank the next day 62 nautical miles (115 km) north of Tripoli, Libya.[57]
Empire Grebe  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Hartland Point, Devon and was declared a constructive total loss.[56]
Empire Ghyll  United Kingdom World War II: The collier struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary (51°41′N 1°19′E / 51.683°N 1.317°E / 51.683; 1.317) with the loss of seven crew.[56][57]
Empire Grove  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Long Peak, 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Hartland Point, Devon and was declared a constructive total loss.[56]
Laurent Meeus  Belgium The cargo ship was driven aground at Heysham, Lancashire, United Kingdom, during a storm. She was refloated on 24 October and towed to Birkenhead, Cheshire for repairs. Returned to service in February 1942.[81]
Mahseer  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary (51°41′N 1°19′E / 51.683°N 1.317°E / 51.683; 1.317). All crew were rescued.[57]
Paula Faumbaum  Germany The cargo ship ran aground near Landsort, south of Stockholm, Sweden and was leaking badly. She was anchored and the whole crew was taken ashore. She sank during the night.[82][83]
RT-8 Seld  Soviet Union World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Gorlo Strait by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine).[84]
SKR-11  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary guard boat was torpedoed and sunk in the approach to the White Sea by U-132 ( Kriegsmarine).[85]

19 October

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Andromeda  Germany World War II: The coaster was sunk by enemy action in Kongsfjord, Norway.[57]
Baron Kelvin  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain by U-206 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Duncan ( Royal Navy) and Urola ( Spain).[57][86]
Campeche  Mexico The cargo liner caught fire at Mazatlán, Sinaloa. She was later scuttled off Azada Island.[87]
Inverlee  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) west south west of Cape Spartel, Morocco by U-204 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 43 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Duncan and HMT Lady Hogarth ( Royal Navy). Inverlee sank later that day.[57][88]
Krenkel  Soviet Navy The auxiliary gunboat was sunk on this date.[89]
Lehigh  United States World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) off Freetown, Sierra Leone (8°26′N 14°37′W / 8.433°N 14.617°W / 8.433; -14.617) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine). All 44 people on board were rescued, some of them by HMS Vimy ( Royal Navy).[63][90][91]
Rask  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (52°08′N 6°23′W / 52.133°N 6.383°W / 52.133; -6.383) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight of her 18 crew. Five of the survivors were rescued by Wallace Rose ( United Kingdom), the others reached land.[57][92]
Tower Field  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Hull, Yorkshire and broke in two. Later salvaged, repaired and re-entered service as Empire Tower.
U-204  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar by HMS Mallow and HMS Rochester (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 46 crew.[57]

20 October

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Aldebaran  Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Athens (37°22′N 23°52′E / 37.367°N 23.867°E / 37.367; 23.867).[5]
Altair  Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat struck a mine and was damaged in the Gulf of Athens (37°22′N 23°52′E / 37.367°N 23.867°E / 37.367; 23.867). She was taken in tow, but later sank.[5]
British Mariner  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (7°43′N 14°20′W / 7.717°N 14.333°W / 7.717; -14.333) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 51 crew. She was abandoned by the survivors, who were rescued by HMS Hudson ( Royal Navy). British Mariner was towed to Freetown, Sierra Leone by Donau ( Netherlands) and HMS Hudson. She was declared a constructive total loss. Thereafter served as a hulk at Freetown until scrapped in 1951.[57][93]
Indra  Panama The cargo ship departed from Bari, Apulia, Italy for Huelva, Andalusia, Spain. No further trace.[57]
Kadio  Greece The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Suez, Egypt.[94]
Tex-Africa  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Sierral Leone by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine). She was subsequently used as a hulk.[95]

21 October

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Divana  France World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Gulf of Hammamet by seven British aircraft and was beached with the loss of nine of her crew.[2]
HMS Gnat  Royal Navy World War II: The Insect-class gunboat was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (32°08′N 25°22′E / 32.133°N 25.367°E / 32.133; 25.367) by U-79 ( Kriegsmarine. She was declared a constructive total loss, but was later converted to a static anti-aircraft platform, stationed in the harbour of Alexandria, Egypt for the remainder of the war. Scrapped in 1945.[57][96]
Helen Barbara  United Kingdom The tug was abandoned in a storm and foundered.[57]
Hilda  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands by Royal Air Force aircraft.[57]
Johannes C Russ  Germany The cargo ship was wrecked off Umeå, Sweden. She was salvaged, repaired and returned to service.
M-58  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off the mouth of the Danube with the loss of all 19 crew.[97]
Serbino  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 89: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°10′N 19°20′W / 51.167°N 19.333°W / 51.167; -19.333) by U-82 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 crew.[57]
Treverbyn  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 89: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 51°N 19°W / 51°N 19°W / 51; -19) by U-82 ( Kriegsmarine).[57]

22 October

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Alder  Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground on the east coast of Scotland and was declared a total loss.[57]
RFA Darkdale  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The Dale-class oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean at Jamestown, Saint Helena (15°55′S 5°43′W / 15.917°S 5.717°W / -15.917; -5.717) by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 41 of her 49 crew.[57][98]
F P 3  United States With no one on board, the 33-gross register ton, 60-foot (18.3 m) scow was wrecked in Pavlof Bay on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula in the Territory of Alaska.[99]
Marigola  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia (35°50′N 11°06′E / 35.833°N 11.100°E / 35.833; 11.100) by HMS Urge ( Royal Navy). She was shelled and damaged further on 30 October 2.3 nautical miles (4.3 km) off Kuriat Island by HMS Utmost ( Royal Navy). HMS Urge torpedoed and sunk her on 1 November.[57]
No. 13  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[16]

23 October

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Achille  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (38°26′N 11°24′E / 38.433°N 11.400°E / 38.433; 11.400) by British aircraft.[57]
Aghia Paraskeva  Greece World War II: The sailing vessel was rammed and sunk in the Gulf of Petali by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[2]
Baltenland  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea by SC-323 ( Soviet Navy).[57]
Campos  Brazil World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic by U-170 ( Kriegsmarine).[2]
HMS Cossack  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy HG 75: The Tribal-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (35°56′N 10°04′W / 35.933°N 10.067°W / 35.933; -10.067) by U-563 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 159 of her 219 crew . Survivors were rescued by HMS Carnation and HMS Legion (both  Royal Navy). She was taken in tow on 25 October by the tug HMS Thames ( Royal Navy) but the tow was slipped in stormy weather the next day. Cossack sank on 27 October (35°12′N 8°17′W / 35.200°N 8.283°W / 35.200; -8.283).[100]
Llanishan  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk southeast of Wick, Caithness at position 58°17′N 2°27′W / 58.283°N 2.450°W / 58.283; -2.450.
M-6  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was sunk by mine off Lorient, France. 21 crew were killed.[101][102]
Maria Pompeii  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Punta Platamoni, Kotor, Yugoslavia.[2][57][81]
Panagiotis  Greece World War II: The caïque was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Petali by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[2][57]
Virginia S  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (39°48′N 19°06′E / 39.800°N 19.100°E / 39.800; 19.100) by HMS Truant ( Royal Navy).[57]

24 October

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Alhama  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 75: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 10°58′W / 35.700°N 10.967°W / 35.700; -10.967) by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine). All 33 crew were rescued by Commandant Duboc ( Free French Naval Forces), HMS Hesperus, HMS Lamerton and HMS Rochester (all  Royal Navy).[57][103]
Ariosto  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 75: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west of Gibraltar (36°20′N 10°50′W / 36.333°N 10.833°W / 36.333; -10.833) by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 51 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Lamerton ( Royal Navy) and Pacific ( Sweden).[57][104]
Carsbreck  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 75: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west of Gibraltar (36°20′N 10°50′W / 36.333°N 10.833°W / 36.333; -10.833) by U-564 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Commandant Duboc ( Free French Naval Forces).[57][105]
Drossel  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Black Sea.[106]
HMT Emilion  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine in the Thames Estuary off Essex and was sunk without loss of life. The wreck was subsequently blown up as it was considered a danger to navigation.[107]
Empire Guillemot  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of La Galite, Tunisia by Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 aircraft of 283 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica, with the loss of 12 of her 45 crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[2][56][57]
HMT Lucienne Jeanne  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary.[57]
SKR-11  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol boat struck a mine and sank in the White Sea.[2]

25 October

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Albert H Willis  Canada The coaster ran aground off Freeport and was wrecked.[108]
Brusterort  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Black Sea.[109]
Galileo Ferraris  Regia Marina World War II: The Archimede-class submarine was bombed and damaged west of Gibraltar by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the Royal Air Force. HMS Lamerton ( Royal Navy) was sent to intercept, but Galileo Ferraris was scuttled by her crew. 44 survivors were rescued.[57]
HMS Latona  Royal Navy World War II: The Abdiel-class minelayer was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (32°15′N 24°14′E / 32.250°N 24.233°E / 32.250; 24.233) by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of 1 Staffeln, StG1, Luftwaffe. With the loss of 16 of her 242 crew and seven of the 1,000 Polish soldiers on board.
Monrosa  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea (37°41′N 23°53′E / 37.683°N 23.883°E / 37.683; 23.883) by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[57]
Patron  Soviet Navy World War II: The Fugas-class minesweeper struck a mine and sank whilst on a voyage from Kronstadt to Hanko, Finland.[2]
Theresia Wallner  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary river minelayer was mined and sunk in the Black Sea.[110][111]

26 October

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS Ariguani  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy HG 75: The fighter catapult ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (37°50′N 16°10′W / 37.833°N 16.167°W / 37.833; -16.167) by U-83 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew and was abandoned. She was later reboarded and towed to Gibraltar by HMS Rollicker and HMS Thames (both  Royal Navy). She was decommissioned and laid up. She was later repaired and returned to merchant service in January 1944.[112]
English Trader  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy EC 90: The cargo ship ran aground in the North Sea on Hammond Knoll off Cromer, Norfolk with the loss of three of her 47 crew. Survivors were taken off by H F Bailey III (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). One lifeboatman was lost in the rescue.
Herta Engeline Fritzen  Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands and was wrecked.[57]
SF-35  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Siebel ferry was shelled and damaged by M-35 ( Soviet Navy) in the Black Sea, sank in heavy weather while under tow.[113]

27 October

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Antiope  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°10′45″N 1°06′00″E / 53.17917°N 1.10000°E / 53.17917; 1.10000) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[57]
HMS Cossack  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy HG 75: After being torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (35°56′N 10°04′W / 35.933°N 10.067°W / 35.933; -10.067) on 23 October by U-563 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 159 of her 219 crew, the Tribal-class destroyer sank at (35°12′N 8°17′W / 35.200°N 8.283°W / 35.200; -8.283).[100]
Delegate  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Kerch.[114][115]
Friesland  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°04′N 1°35′E / 53.067°N 1.583°E / 53.067; 1.583) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[57]
Gunlog  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland by Royal Air Force aircraft.[57]
T-507  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk by German aircraft at Kerch.[116]
Volodarsky  Soviet Union World War II: The tugboat was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Kerch.[117]
Walnut  United Kingdom The cargo ship departed from Liverpool, Lancashire for Newry, Co Down. No further trace, lost with all nine crew.[118]

28 October

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Divatte  Free France The cargo ship was driven ashore and sank at "Ras el Koran", Algeria. The wreck was raised in 1946 and scrapped.[119]
Esperia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Benghazi, Libya by HMS Thrasher ( Royal Navy).[57]
Hazelside  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (23°10′S 1°36′E / 23.167°S 1.600°E / -23.167; 1.600) by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Malayan Prince ( United Kingdom).[57][120]
King Malcolm  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 50: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-106 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 38 crew.[57][121]
Roslea  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster ran aground on the Belgian coast in a storm. She was captured the next day by German forces and the crew were taken as prisoners of war. Subsequently refloated and entered German service.[57]
V-309 Martin Donandt  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Ventspils, Latvia and sank.[57]
Ulea  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 75: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (41°17′N 21°40′W / 41.283°N 21.667°W / 41.283; -21.667) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 19 of the 28 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Bluebell and HMS La Malouine ( Royal Navy).[57][122]

29 October

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Barcelona  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Ålesund, Norway by Royal Air Force aircraft.[57]
HMT Flotta  Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground off Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire. She foundered on 6 November.[57]
MO-206  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off the Shepelevski Lighthouse, near Leningrad.[123]
Sarastone  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (37°05′10″N 6°48′30″W / 37.08611°N 6.80833°W / 37.08611; -6.80833) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[57]
Uralles  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Yevpatoria by Luftwaffe aircraft.[124]

30 October

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1941
Ship Country Description
I-37  Soviet Navy The K-193 Type ZK patrol boat was lost on this date.[125]
M-34  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was sunk by a mine of a flanking barrage laid by the minelayers Amiral Murgescu, Regele Carol I and Dacia ( Romanian Naval Forces).[126]
Solskin  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk west of Eigerøya, Norway, by Royal Air Force aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[127]

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1941
Ship Country Description
Bennekom  Netherlands World War II: Convoy OS 10: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°20′N 23°40′W / 51.333°N 23.667°W / 51.333; -23.667) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 54 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Culver ( Royal Navy).[57][128]
British Fortune  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Aldeburgh, Suffolk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[57]
M-1708 Aldebaran  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Baltic near Libau.[129]
Meteor  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea south of Ortona, Abruzzo by HMS Truant ( Royal Navy).[57]
Nicolaos Piangos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (51°58′45″N 1°37′30″E / 51.97917°N 1.62500°E / 51.97917; 1.62500) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[57]
USS Reuben James  United States Navy World War II: Convoy HX 156: The Clemson-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Iceland by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 115 of her 159 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Hilary P. Jones and USS Niblack (both  United States Navy).[130]
Rose Schiaffino  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 225 nautical miles (417 km) east of St. John's, Newfoundland (approximately 48°N 50°W / 48°N 50°W / 48; -50) by U-374 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew.[131]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date October 1941
Ship Country Description
Kalev  Soviet Navy World War II: The Kalev-class submarine was listed as missing after 29 October 1941. One source claims she struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Hanko, Finland, on 1 November 1941.[132]
HMS Tetrarch  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea after a final communication with the submarine HMS Ultimatum ( Royal Navy) on 27 October 1941.

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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