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

September 1941
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1 September

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Einvik  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 41: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy due to the behaviour of her stokers deliberately failing to maintain enough steam. She was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 61°N 30°W / 61°N 30°W / 61; -30) by U-501 ( Kriegsmarine). All 23 crew survived.[1]
V 1512 Unitas 8  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was severely damaged in a British air raid on Barfleur, Manche, France.[2]
Zhitomir  Soviet Navy World War II: The Zhitomir-class river monitor ran aground in the Dnepr River at Cherni. Scuttled on 7 September to prevent capture.[3]

2 September

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS LCP(L) 59  Royal Navy The landing craft, personnel (large) was lost on this date.[4]
HMS LCP(L) 71  Royal Navy The landing craft, personnel (large) was lost on this date.[5]
Meero  Soviet Union World War II: The ship was sunk by Syöksy ( Finnish Navy) off Koivisto, Finland. All crewmembers were saved by Soviet patrol boats.[6][7]
Oslebhausen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Obrestad, Norway.[8]
Peter Wessels  Germany World War II: The salvage tug struck a mine and sank in the Ems.[2]

3 September

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Andrea Gritti  Italy World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Cape Spartivento, Calabria (37°33′N 19°26′E / 37.550°N 19.433°E / 37.550; 19.433) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[9] There were only two survivors of the 349 people on board.[2]
Comandant Bafile  Italy World War II: The cargo ship either ran aground off Cape Comino, Sardinia and was wrecked,[8] or was sunk by British aircraft.[2]
Fort Richepanse  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°12′N 21°10′W / 52.200°N 21.167°W / 52.200; -21.167) by U-567 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 41 of the 68 people on board. Survivors were rescued by ORP Garland and ORP Piorun (both  Polish Navy).[8]
Gustav  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was sunk at Saaremaa by German aircraft.[10]
Kaganovich  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary river gunboat was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev.[11][12][circular reference]

4 September

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Abbas Combe  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea off Bardsey Island, Caernarvonshire by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew.[8]
Tokustan Maru  Japan The passenger ship collided with Koki Maru ( Japan) in the La Perouse Strait and sank with the loss of 17 crew.[13]

5 September

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Einvik  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 41: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°38′N 31°18′W / 60.633°N 31.300°W / 60.633; -31.300) by U-501 ( Kriegsmarine). All 23 crew survived.[8][14]
Isarco  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) south east of Ischia, Campania (42°48′N 9°58′E / 42.800°N 9.967°E / 42.800; 9.967 by HNLMS O 21 ( Koninklijk Marine) with the loss of 5 or 6 crew. 22 survivors were rescued by HNLMS O 21.[8][15]
Jarlinn Flag of Iceland (1918–1944).svg Iceland World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom by U-141 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 11 crew.[16]
Maya  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Dardanelles 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Tenedos, Turkey (39°43′N 25°57′E / 39.717°N 25.950°E / 39.717; 25.950) by HMS Perseus ( Royal Navy) and was beached. One crew was killed.[8][17][15]
Steel Seafarer  United States World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Red Sea off Shadwan, Egypt by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of I and II Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. All 36 crew were rescued.[2][8][18]

6 September

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Bremse  Kriegsmarine World War II: The artillery training ship was rammed and sunk in Hammerfjord, Norway by HMS Nigeria ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 160 of her 285 crew.
HMT Brora  Royal Navy The naval trawler foundered in the Sound of Harris.[19]
Carla  Regia Marina World War II: The anti-aircraft naval trawler was attacked in the Mediterranean Sea off La Spezia, Liguria by HNLMS O 24 ( Koninklijk Marine) and was driven ashore. All 21 crew survived.[8][20][15]
FR 6  Kriegsmarine The FR 1-class river minesweeper was sunk on this date.[21]
King Erik  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Iceland by U-141 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 15 crew.[8][22]
M 4030  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine off Brest, Finistère, France. She returned to the port and sank there.[2]
MO-404  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat was shelled and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Kuivastu, Estonia by German shore-based artillery.[23]
MO-407  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat was shelled and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Kuivastu by German shore-based artillery.[24]
HMT Strathborve  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber with the loss of 15 crew.[8][25]
T-493  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk by German aircraft at Odessa.[26]

7 September

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

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Duncarron  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Sheringham, Norfolk by S-50 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine crew.[2][8]
Eikhaug  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (53°05′52″N 1°20′50″E / 53.09778°N 1.34722°E / 53.09778; 1.34722) by S-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 19 crew.[8][27]
Empire Gunner  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in St George's Channel (52°08′N 5°18′W / 52.133°N 5.300°W / 52.133; -5.300) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[28]
H 811 Maria Adriana  Kriegsmarine The naval trawler was lost on this date.[29]
Marcrest  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[2][8]
Ophir II  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the Humber Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of five crew.[8]
SK-2 Pushkin  Soviet Navy The auxiliary river guard ship was lost on this date.[30]
Sirena  Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Benghazi, Libya by HMS Thunderbolt ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 7 of her 19 crew.[8][15]
Trsat  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east by east of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeshwader 2, Luftwaffe with the loss of three crew.[2][8]

8 September

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

9 September

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Erna Oldendorf  Germany The cargo ship collided with a tanker in the Bay of Biscay off Saint-Nazaire, Finistère, France and sank.[8]
Empire Springbuck  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°38′N 40°40′W / 61.633°N 40.667°W / 61.633; -40.667) by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 39 crew.
Italo Balbo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Campo alle Serre, Elba (42°47′N 9°57′E / 42.783°N 9.950°E / 42.783; 9.950) by HNLMS O 24 ( Koninklijke Marine). All 42 crew survived.[8][33][15]
Socony  United States The tanker collided with Tongariro ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores, Portugal and sank. Two crew died.[34][35]
Trifels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by MTB 54 ( Royal Navy). The crew were rescued by V-202 and V-208 (both  Kriegsmarine).[8]

10 September

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Baron Pentland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean on 10 September by U-652 ( Kriegsmarine). She was abandoned with the loss of two of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Orillia ( Royal Canadian Navy). The abandoned ship stayed afloat primarily because of her load of lumber until she was torpedoed and sunk at 58°15′N 41°36′W / 58.250°N 41.600°W / 58.250; -41.600 by U-372 ( Kriegsmarine) on 19 September.[8][36]
HMT Christine Rose  Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground on Knap Rock, Argyllshire and was wrecked with the loss of one crew member.[8]
Empire Hudson  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The CAM ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°28′N 40°51′W / 61.467°N 40.850°W / 61.467; -40.850) by U-82 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four crew.[8][28]
Harry K. Fooks  United States The lumber schooner foundered off Cape May, New Jersey.[37][38]
Julius Hugo Stinnes 27  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg, Pomerania.[8]
M-1102 H.A.W. Muller  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°08′N 6°38′E / 58.133°N 6.633°E / 58.133; 6.633) by Royal Air Force aircraft with the loss of 15 crew. 22 survivors were picked up by M 253.[8][39]
Mariann  Latvia World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Germany.[40]
Marken  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (1°36′N 36°55′W / 1.600°N 36.917°W / 1.600; -36.917) by U-111 ( Kriegsmarine). All 37 crew were rescued by a Spanish merchant ship.[8][41]
Muneric  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°38′N 40°40′W / 61.633°N 40.667°W / 61.633; -40.667) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 63 people on board.[8][42]
Murfete  United Kingdom World War II: The ferry was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Topazio ( Regia Marina) with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued by Talodi ( Egypt).[8]
Norburg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk at Heraklion, Greece by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy). She was later salvaged.[2]
Sally Mærsk  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°40′N 40°30′W / 61.667°N 40.500°W / 61.667; -40.500) by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine). All 34 crew were rescued by HMCS Kenogami ( Royal Canadian Navy).[8][43]
Stargard  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 40°30′W / 61.500°N 40.500°W / 61.500; -40.500) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by Regin ( Norway) and one of the convoy's escorts.[8][44][45]
Svam I  Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Sirte by HMS Thunderbolt ( Royal Navy). One crew was killed.[8][15]
Tahchee  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (61°15′N 41°05′W / 61.250°N 41.083°W / 61.250; -41.083) by U-652 ( Kriegsmarine). The crew abandoned the burning ship but later reboarded her and extinguished the fire. Tahchee was taken in tow by HMCS Orillia ( Royal Canadian Navy) and arrived at Reykjavík, Iceland on 15 September. Later repaired and returned to service in November 1942.[46]
Thistleglen  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°59′N 39°46′W / 61.983°N 39.767°W / 61.983; -39.767) by U-85 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lorient ( United Kingdom)[8][47]
U-501  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IXC submarine was depth charged and damaged in the Denmark Strait (62°50′N 37°50′W / 62.833°N 37.833°W / 62.833; -37.833) by HMCS Chambly ( Royal Canadian Navy). She surfaced and surrendered to HMCS Moose Jaw ( Royal Canadian Navy) which put a party on board to retrieve secret documents. U-501 sank with the loss of 11 of her 46 crew and a crew member from HMCS Moose Jaw.
Winterswijk  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°38′N 40°40′W / 61.633°N 40.667°W / 61.633; -40.667) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by one of the escorting corvettes.[8][48]

11 September

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Alfredo Oriani  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (35°50′N 20°16′E / 35.833°N 20.267°E / 35.833; 20.267) by Bristol Blenheim aircraft of the Royal Air Force. She sank on 13 September 180 nautical miles (330 km) north of Benghazi, Libya (35°50′N 20°16′E / 35.833°N 20.267°E / 35.833; 20.267). Two of her 50 crew died.[8][49][15]
Berury  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (62°40′N 38°50′W / 62.667°N 38.833°W / 62.667; -38.833) by U-207) ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Kenogami and HMCS Moose Jaw (both  Royal Canadian Navy). Berury was scuttled by a Royal Navy ship.[8][50]
Bulysses  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (62°40′N 38°50′W / 62.667°N 38.833°W / 62.667; -38.833) by U-82 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 61 crew. Survivors were rescued by Wisla ( Poland).[8][51]
Empire Crossbill  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°14′N 37°12′W / 63.233°N 37.200°W / 63.233; -37.200) by U-81 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 49 people on board.
Garm  Sweden World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°02′N 37°51′W / 63.033°N 37.850°W / 63.033; -37.850) by U-432 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 20 crew. Survivors were rescued by Bestum ( Norway).[8][52]
Gypsum Queen  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°05′N 37°50′W / 63.083°N 37.833°W / 63.083; -37.833) by U-82 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of ten of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Vestland ( Norway).[8][53]
Livorno  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria (31°58′N 19°23′E / 31.967°N 19.383°E / 31.967; 19.383) by HMS Thunderbolt ( Royal Navy).[8]
Montana  Panama World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) off Cape Farewell, Greenland (63°40′N 35°50′W / 63.667°N 35.833°W / 63.667; -35.833) by U-105 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 26 crew.[8][54]
No. 1307 and No. 1308  Soviet Navy The KM-II-class minesweepers were lost on this date.[55]
PiLB 202  Kriegsmarine The PiLB 40 type landing craft was lost on this date.[56]
Sadko  Soviet Union The icebreaker ran aground in the Kara Sea and sank. All crew were rescued by Lenin ( Soviet Union).
Scania  Sweden World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (63°05′N 37°50′W / 63.083°N 37.833°W / 63.083; -37.833) by U-82 ( Kriegsmarine). She straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk by U-202 ( Kriegsmarine. All 24 crew were rescued.[8][57]
Stonepool  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (63°05′N 37°50′W / 63.083°N 37.833°W / 63.083; -37.833) by U-207) ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 42 of her 49 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Kenogami ( Royal Canadian Navy)[8][58]
U-207  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIC submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Strait of Denmark by HMS Leamington and HMS Veteran (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 41 crew.[8]

12 September

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Caffaro  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Tripoli, Libya (34°14′N 11°54′E / 34.233°N 11.900°E / 34.233; 11.900) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. Four of the 228 men aboard were lost.[8][15]
Ottar Jarl  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Tanafjord (70°57′N 29°00′E / 70.950°N 29.000°E / 70.950; 29.000) by SC-422 ( Soviet Navy) with the loss of one of her crew.[59]
PC-121  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra by Luftwaffe aircraft.[60]
Smolensk  Soviet Navy World War II: The Smolensk-class river monitor was scuttled in the Desna River near Chernigov to avoid capture by the Germans.[61]
T-402 Minrep  Soviet Navy World War II: The Fugas-class minesweeper was sunk by a German mine in the Black Sea off Feodosia, Crimea. Only 16 of the 77 men aboard were saved.[62][63]
Tai Koo  United Kingdom World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Red Sea (16°45′N 40°05′E / 16.750°N 40.083°E / 16.750; 40.083) with the loss of 26 of the 63 people on board.[8]
Tauri  Finland World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Fleet Air Arm aircraft off Moster, Norway. Raised and broken up in Stavanger, Norway, in 1953.[64]

13 September

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Barøy  Norway World War II: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Vestfjord by a Fairey Albacore of 817 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy with the loss of 112 of the 123 people on board.
Bloomfield  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°50′N 6°00′W / 61.833°N 6.000°W / 61.833; -6.000) by Luftwaffe aircraft. There were no casualties.[8]
Hiiula  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Hiumaa by German aircraft.[10]
Ilmarinen  Merivoimat World War II: Operation Nordwind: The coastal defence ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Utö, Finland with the loss of 271 of her 403 crew.[8]
Richard With  Norway World War II: The passenger/cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea (70°50′N 23°57′E / 70.833°N 23.950°E / 70.833; 23.950) by HMS Tigris ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 97 lives. 13 people survived.[8][65]
V-308  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Porkkala, Finland by a Soviet Navy motor torpedo boat.[8]

14 September

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1941
Ship Country Description
M-1707 Lunenberg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk by TK-104 ( Soviet Navy) in the Baltic Sea after she had been abandoned due to damage from mines and coastal batteries.[6]
Moldavia  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner/hospital ship was bombed and damaged in the Black Sea off Tenderovskaya by Luftwaffe aircraft, she ran aground and burned out. Raised in 1946 and scrapped in 1947.[66]
No. 84  Soviet Navy The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[67]
Nicolò Odero  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya (32°51′N 12°18′E / 32.850°N 12.300°E / 32.850; 12.300) by Royal Air Force aircraft with the loss of 20 lives. There were 285 survivors.[8][15]
Petropavlovsk  Soviet Navy World War II: The Admiral Hipper-class cruiser was sunk at Leningrad by German artillery. Raised on 17 September, repaired and returned to service.[68]
R-60, R-61 and R-62  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-41 minesweepers were obliterated by on-board explosions with the loss of all hands while in Helsinki harbor. Sabotage was suspected but never proven.[69]

15 September

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

16 September

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Chipka  Bulgaria World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Varna, Bulgaria (43°17′N 28°05′E / 43.283°N 28.083°E / 43.283; 28.083). Her crew survived. She was refloated in July 1952, repaired and returned to service.[2][75]
Filuccio  Italy World War II: the coastal tanker was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya by a crashing aircraft.[2]
Jedmoor  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 42: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 59°N 40°W / 59°N 40°W / 59; -40) by U-98 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 31 of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Campus ( United Kingdom) and Knoll ( Norway).[8][76]
No. 12  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 Type motor launch was lost on this date.[77]
No. 81  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date[26]
No. 405  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-2-class patrol vessel was lost on this date.[78]
No. 1306, No. 1309, No. 1310 and No. 1318  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-II-class minesweepers were lost on this date.[55]
V 5107 Sturm  Kriegsmarine The vorpostenboot collided with Carl Rehder ( Germany) off the coast of Norway and sank.[79]
Yarrawonga  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Hamburg by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[70]

17 September

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1941
Ship Country Description
HSwMS Göteborg  Swedish Navy World War II: Hårsfjärden disaster: The Goteborg-class destroyer was sunk by an explosion onboard HSwMS Klas Uggla ( Swedish Navy) in Hårsfjärden. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1943.[80]
Johann Wessels  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Norwegian waters.[70]
HSwMS Klas Horn  Swedish Navy World War II: Hårsfjärden disaster: The Klas-class destroyer was sunk by an explosion onboard HSwMS Klas Uggla ( Swedish Navy) in Hårsfjärden. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1943. She was repaired using parts from HSwMS Klas Ugga ( Swedish Navy).[70][80]
HSwMS Klas Uggla  Swedish Navy World War II: Hårsfjärden disaster: The Klas-class destroyer was sunk by an explosion in Hårsfjärden.[80]
Kuivastu  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Saaremaa by German aircraft.[10]
M 1707 Luneburg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The mineweeping naval trawler struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia and was sunk by Soviet artillery.[70][81]
No. 122 Som  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk in the Lake Ladoga by German aircraft. 13 crew were killed.[26][82]
P-1  Soviet Navy World War II: The Pravda-class submarine struck a mine near Hanko, Finland and sank.[2][83]
SK-6 Voroshilov  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary river guard ship was lost on this date.[30]
Teddington  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea (54°03′N 1°35′E / 54.050°N 1.583°E / 54.050; 1.583) by S 51 ( Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow, but came ashore the next day at Overstrand, Norfolk. All crew were rescued.[2][70]
Tetela  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea (54°04′N 1°35′E / 54.067°N 1.583°E / 54.067; 1.583) by S 52 ( Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow and beached on the Haile Sand Flat. Refloated the next day and taken to Hull, Yorkshire.[2][70]
Triton  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Saaremaa by German aircraft.[10]

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Beloruss  Soviet Navy World War II: The Trudovoy-class river gunboat was sunk by German field artillery on the Desna River at Kiev.[84]
Flyagin  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev.[85]
Kakhovka  Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete project SB-57/Vidlista-class river monitor was scuttled at the 300 Yard, Kiev to avoid capture by the Germans.[86]
Levachev  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev.[85]
Litvinov  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by German artillery.[10]
Martynov  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor was scuttled on the Konskaya River at Blagoveshchensk.[85]
Neptunia  Italy World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Misrata, Libya (33°02′N 14°42′E / 33.033°N 14.700°E / 33.033; 14.700) by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy).[70]
Oceania  Italy World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya (33°02′N 14°42′E / 33.033°N 14.700°E / 33.033; 14.700) by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy).[87][88]
Rostovtsev  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-37-class monitor was scuttled on the Dnepr River near Kiev. Raised in 1945, repaired and returned to service as a training ship.[85]
Smolnyy  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary river gunboat was sunk on this date.[11]
Vitebsk  Soviet Navy World War II: The Zhitomar-class river monitor was scuttled near Kiev to avoid capture by the Germans. Raised again by the Soviets in August 1944, and scrapped.[89]

19 September

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Bradglen  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in The Wash with the loss of eight crew.[70]
Bunte Kuh  Germany World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Kattegat.[70]
City of Waterford  Ireland World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship collided in the Atlantic Ocean with Thames ( Netherlands) and sank. Her 23 crew were rescued by Walmer Castle ( United Kingdom).[90][91]
RFA Denbydale  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The Dale-class oiler was severely damaged at Gibraltar by a limpet mine placed by a manned torpedo launched from Scirè ( Regia Marina). She was thereafter used as a fueling hulk at Gibraltar until 1955.[92][70]
Durham  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was damaged at Gibraltar by a limpet mine placed by a manned torpedo launched from Scirè ( Regia Marina) and was beached. She was subsequently towed to Falmouth, Cornwall for repairs.[70]
Fiona Shell  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was damaged at Gibraltar by a limpet mine placed by a manned torpedo launched from Scirè ( Regia Marina).[70][92][93][94]
Glen Alva  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex with the loss of both crew.[70]
HMCS Levis  Royal Canadian Navy
HMCS Levis

World War II: Convoy SC 44: The Flower-class corvette was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Farewell, Greenland (60°07′N 38°37′W / 60.117°N 38.617°W / 60.117; -38.617) by U-74 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 109 crew. Although she was taken in tow, she later capsized and sank. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Agassiz and HMCS Mayflower (both  Royal Canadian Navy).[95]

Prestatyn Rose  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Harwich, Essex (51°52′25″N 1°35′45″E / 51.87361°N 1.59583°E / 51.87361; 1.59583) and was beached at Harwich. She was refloated on 28 September.[70]
Rodina  Bulgaria World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Tsarevo (42°23′N 27°48′E / 42.383°N 27.800°E / 42.383; 27.800).[2][75][96]
Rudolf  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was sunk in the Moon Sound by German aircraft.[10]
Udarny  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project SB-12 monitor was sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra Island by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2][97]

20 September

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Baltallinn  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°07′N 22°07′W / 48.117°N 22.117°W / 48.117; -22.117) by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Walmer Castle ( United Kingdom).[70]
Barbro  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 44: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 35°07′W / 61.500°N 35.117°W / 61.500; -35.117) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[70][98]
Cingalese Prince  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (2°00′S 25°30′W / 2.000°S 25.500°W / -2.000; -25.500) by U-111 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 57 of her 77 crew. Survivors were rescued by Castillo Montjuich ( Spain), HMS Londonderry and HMS Weston (both  Royal Navy).[70][99]
Empire Burton  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 44: The CAM ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°34′N 35°05′W / 61.567°N 35.083°W / 61.567; -35.083) by U-74 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 60 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Honeysuckle ( Royal Navy).
Empire Moat  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°07′N 22°07′W / 48.117°N 22.117°W / 48.117; -22.117) by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine). The ship was abandoned, and was presumed to have sunk later. All 30 crew were rescued by Walmer Castle ( United Kingdom).[28][70]
HMT Marconi  Royal Navy The naval trawler sank in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex.[100]
Maria  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by German aircraft. Raised June, 1944, repaired and returned to service June 1945.[10]
Metz  Germany World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Vlaardingen, South Holland, Netherlands.[2][70]
Monselet  France World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sfax, Tunisia by Royal Air Force aircraft.[70]
No. 34  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[67]
No. 74  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[67]
No. 91  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5 class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[67]
Pink Star  Panama World War II: Convoy SC 44: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°36′N 37°07′W / 61.600°N 37.117°W / 61.600; -37.117) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 35 crew.[70][101]
Portsdown  United Kingdom World War II: The ferry struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (50°46′07″N 6°25′00″W / 50.76861°N 6.41667°W / 50.76861; -6.41667) with the loss of 23 lives.[70]
T J Williams  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 44: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean east north east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°36′N 35°07′W / 61.600°N 35.117°W / 61.600; -35.117) by U-552 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 17 of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Honeysuckle ( Royal Navy).[70][102]
Vulkan  Germany World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France with the loss of two crewmen.[2][103]

21 September

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Antar  Poland World War II: The tanker was shelled and set on fire in the Mediterranean Sea (33°57′N 35°04′E / 33.950°N 35.067°E / 33.950; 35.067) off Beirut by Ascianghi ( Regia Marina). She was taken in tow by HMS Southern Isle ( Royal Navy) but sank two days later.[104]
Barta  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was damaged by German aircraft and beached near the Leningrad Port Canal. She was raised on 31 March 1944 and scrapped (or returned to service) in 1945.[10][105]
Frunze  Soviet Navy World War II: The destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra Island by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe. 160 of the 238 men aboard were lost.[2][70][106]
Lissa  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 47°N 22°W / 47°N 22°W / 47; -22) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 26 crew.[70][107]
OP-8  Soviet Navy World War II: the tug was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea of Tendra Island by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe, while trying to rescue the survivors of the destroyer Frunze.[2][106]
R-158  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was damaged in a collision with NT 05 Togo ( Kriegsmarine) off Hammerfest and was beached. She was later taken under tow but sank on 5 November.[2][108]
Rhineland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 47°N 22°W / 47°N 22°W / 47; -22) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 26 crew.[70][109]
Runa  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°20′N 22°23′W / 46.333°N 22.383°W / 46.333; -22.383) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 23 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Deptford ( Royal Navy).[70][110]
S. A. Levanevskiy  Soviet Union World War II: The Ice-class cargo ship was sunk by German aircraft. Raised November 1944 and rebuilt as a Tanker.[10]
Steregushiy  Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1945.[2][111]
Walmer Castle  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 74: The convoy rescue ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (47°16′N 22°25′W / 47.267°N 22.417°W / 47.267; -22.417) by a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of ten lives, including five crew from Empire Moat ( United Kingdom). The ship was abandoned and was scuttled by HMS Deptford and HMS Marigold (both  Royal Navy).[2][70]
Vancouver  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the Sunk Lightship ( United Kingdom).[70]

22 September

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Alf  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was sunk off Osmussar Island by German artillery.[10]
Edward Blyden  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87 The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°36′N 24°29′W / 27.600°N 24.483°W / 27.600; -24.483) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine). All 63 crew were rescued by HMS Bideford ( Royal Navy).[70][112]
Erna III  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy ON 16: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Cape Farewell, Greenland (61°45′N 35°15′W / 61.750°N 35.250°W / 61.750; -35.250) by U-562 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 25 crew.[70][113]
Kolkhoznik  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was lost on this date.[114]
Krasnaya Armenia  Soviet Navy World War II: The Epidifor-class gunboat was sunk by German aircraft at Tendra Plait.[115]
HMS ML 144  Royal Navy World War II: The Fairmile B motor launch struck a mine and sank in the English Channel.[70]
No. 022  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[116]
No. 41  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[26]
Niceto de Larrinaga  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87 The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (27°32′N 24°26′W / 27.533°N 24.433°W / 27.533; -24.433) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 55 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gardenia and HMS Lulworth (both  Royal Navy).[70][117]
Sergey Kirov  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk by Syoksy ( Finnish Navy) in the Baltic Sea.[6]
Silverbelle  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (25°45′N 24°00′W / 25.750°N 24.000°W / 25.750; -24.000) by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine). She was taken under tow by Commandant Duboc ( Free French Naval Forces) but sank on 29 September at 26°30′N 23°14′W / 26.500°N 23.233°W / 26.500; -23.233). All 60 people on board were rescued.[70][118]
Tayfun  Soviet Union World War II: The tugboat was sunk by German aircraft. 2 crew killed.[119]
Vechtstroom  Netherlands World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[2][70]
Vikhr  Soviet Navy World War II: The Uragan-class guard ship was sunk by German aircraft at Kronstadt. Raised in 1943, repaired, and returned to service in 1945.[120]
Vohi  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was shelled by German artillery and set on fire, and then beached at Osmussaar, Estonia.[121]

23 September

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Arawak  United Kingdom The coaster caught fire and sank off Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States.[122]
Carmelo Noli  Italy World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Livorno, Tuscany.[70]
Luvsee  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north east of Šibenik, Yugoslavia by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[70]
M-74  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. Raised in 1942, but not repaired, stricken in 1944.[2][123]
Marat  Soviet Navy World War II: The Gangut-class battleship was bombed and sunk in shallow water at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of III Staffel, StG 2, Luftwaffe. She was used as a stationary gun battery for the remainder of the war.
Minsk  Soviet Navy World War II: The Minsk-class destroyer was sunk at Kronstadt by German aircraft. Raised, repaired and returned to service 1942.[124]
No. 31 Ozernoy  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[26]
P-2  Soviet Navy World War II: The submarine was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe.[2]
Purga  Soviet Navy World War II: The Storm-class torpedo boat was sunk off Kronstadt by German aircraft.[125]
Poseidone  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north east of Ortona, Abruzzo by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[70]
TKA-12  Soviet Navy World War II: The D-3-class motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk by V 309 ( Kriegsmarine) in the Baltic Sea.[2][6]
Typhoon  Soviet Navy World War II: The guard ship was bombed and sunk at Kronstadt by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe.[2]
V 308 Oscar Neynaber  Kriegsmarine World War II: The patrol ship was torpedoed and sunk by TKA-12 ( Soviet Navy) in the Baltic Sea.[2][6]

24 September

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Bereby  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Ringvad Point, Northern Ireland and was wrecked.[126]
Daltonhall  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.[2]
Dixcove  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°13′N 23°41′W / 31.217°N 23.683°W / 31.217; -23.683) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 53 crew. Survivors were rescued by Ashby ( United Kingdom) and Fana ( Norway).[70][127]
John Holt  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°12′N 23°32′W / 31.200°N 23.533°W / 31.200; -23.533) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 69 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gorleston ( Royal Navy).[70][128]
Kalø  Denmark The cargo ship collided with Fishpool ( United Kingdom) in the Red Sea (19°08′N 39°30′E / 19.133°N 39.500°E / 19.133; 39.500 and sank.[129]
Lafian  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (31°12′N 23°32′W / 31.200°N 23.533°W / 31.200; -23.533) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine). All 47 crew were rescued by HMS Gorleston ( Royal Navy).[70][130]
Nigaristan  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Atlantic Ocean.[131]
Prospero  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Benghazi, Libya by Royal Air Force aircraft.[70]
Stamatios G Embiricos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (1°01′N 64°30′E / 1.017°N 64.500°E / 1.017; 64.500) by Kormoran ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 35 crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[70]
St Clair II  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 87 The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (30°25′N 23°35′W / 30.417°N 23.583°W / 30.417; -23.583) by U-67 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gorleston and HMS Lulworth (both  Royal Navy).[70][132]

25 September

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Avra  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel north of John O'Groats, Caithness and sank.[133]
Empire Stream  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The ore carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°03′N 24°40′W / 46.050°N 24.667°W / 46.050; -24.667) by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 46 people on board.[28][70]
Ethel Skakel  United States The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) north of Antigua with the loss of twenty of her 33 crew.[134]
Königin Luise  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a Soviet mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Helsinki, Finland, with the loss of 40 crew.[135][circular reference]
Libby-Maine  United States The cargo ship foundered in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela.[136]
Varangberg  Norway World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°50′N 24°50′W / 47.833°N 24.833°W / 47.833; -24.833) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 or her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Jasmine ( Royal Navy).[137][138]
Webster No. IV  United States The 39-gross register ton, 50.3-foot (15.3 m) scow was stranded and lost about 200 yards (180 m) from the entrance to Dear Harbor in the Territory of Alaska about 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) northeast of Cape Cross. Both people on board reached safety.[139]

26 September

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Avoceta  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Azores, Portugal (47°57′N 24°05′W / 47.950°N 24.083°W / 47.950; -24.083) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 123 of the 166 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Cervantes ( United Kingdom), HMS Jasmine and HMS Periwinkle (both  Royal Navy).[70][140]
British Prince  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°52′N 0°25′E / 53.867°N 0.417°E / 53.867; 0.417) by Dornier Do 217 aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[2][70]
Capodoglio  Italy World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Royal Air Force aircraft.[70]
Cervantes  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight lives.[70][141]
Città di Bastia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°21′N 24°23′E / 36.350°N 24.383°E / 36.350; 24.383) by HMS Tetrarch ( Royal Navy).[70]
Cortes  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°48′N 23°45′W / 47.800°N 23.750°W / 47.800; -23.750) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 people on board.[142]
Empire Kudu  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore in a storm 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Point Armour, Belle Isle Strait, a total loss.[28]
Empire Mallard  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided in the Strait of Belle Isle with Empire Moon ( United Kingdom) and sank.[28]
Gillhausen  Germany The cargo ship sank off the coast of Norway.[70]
I C White  Panama World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°26′S 27°30′W / 10.433°S 27.500°W / -10.433; -27.500) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Delnorte and West Nilus (both  United States)[70][143]
Kantara  United Kingdom The schooner sank at an unknown location.[70]
Lapwing  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north north west of the Azores (47°40′N 23°28′W / 47.667°N 23.467°W / 47.667; -23.467) by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 34 crew. Other casualties included two of the three rescued from Cortes ( United Kingdom).[70][144]
Mosel I  Kriegsmarine World War II: The U-boat tender was mined and sunk off Ventspils, Latvia (57°24′N 21°33′E / 57.400°N 21.550°E / 57.400; 21.550).[145]
Oriole  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel.[2]
Petrel  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°40′N 23°30′W / 47.667°N 23.500°W / 47.667; -23.500) by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 22 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lapwing ( United Kingdom).[70]
Shchors  Soviet Navy World War II: The guard ship was lost on this date.[146]
War Waveney  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.[147]

27 September

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Albatros  Regia Marina World War II: The torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Messina, Sicily by HMS Upright ( Royal Navy). U-371 ( Kriegsmarine) rescued 42 crew.[70]
Cervantes  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north north east of the Azores, Portugal (48°37′N 20°01′W / 48.617°N 20.017°W / 48.617; -20.017) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of the 40 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Starling ( United Kingdom).[148]
CKA-022[Note 1]  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol vessel was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Tendra by Luftwaffe aircraft.[149]
Fram  Faroe Islands World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk at Vestmannhavn by Luftwaffe aircraft.[70]
Imperial Star  United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea. All crew were rescued by HMS Farndale and HMS Heythrop (both  Royal Navy). She was taken in tow by HMS Oribi ( Royal Navy) but was later scuttled.[70]
Leontes  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by a mine in the Baltic.[6]
Margareta  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°15′N 17°27′W / 50.250°N 17.450°W / 50.250; -17.450) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine). All 34 crew were rescued by HMS Hibiscus ( Royal Navy).[70][150]
MO-196  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat was shelled and sunk in the Lake Ladoga off Shlisselburg by German artillery.[151][152]
No. 13  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 Type motor launch was shelled and sunk in the Lake Ladoga by German artillery.[77][152]
Panagiotis Kramottos  Greece World War II: The coaster, a sailing vessel, was shelled and sunk in the Aegean Sea south west of Milos by HMS Tetrarch ( Royal Navy).[2][70]
Pioner  Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat, a former Kopchik-class dispatch vessel, was sunk in the Leningrad Sea Canal by German artillery and aircraft. She was raised October 1944, repaired, and returned to service 30 November 1945.[153]
Siremalm  Norway World War II: Convoy HG 73: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°05′N 20°10′W / 49.083°N 20.167°W / 49.083; -20.167) by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 27 crew.[70][154]
HMS Springbank  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy HG 73: The fighter catapult ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-201 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of her 233 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hibiscus, HMS Jasmine and HMS Periwinkle (all  Royal Navy). HMS Springbank was subsequently scuttled by HMS Jasmine.[70][155][156]
TK-83  Soviet Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk by Emden and Leipzig (both  Kriegsmarine) in the Baltic Sea.[6]
UJ-1201  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler was torpedoed off Rolvsøy, Norway by HMS Trident ( Royal Navy) during the night of 26th-27th. 20 crew were killed. The bow broke and sank, while the stern was towed to Hammerfest. Later it was towed to Rostock, Germany for repairs that were only completed in April 1944.[70][157]

28 September

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

World War II: The Argonauta-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Jaffa, Palestine (39°19′N 34°17′E / 39.317°N 34.283°E / 39.317; 34.283) by HMS Hyacinth ( Royal Navy).[70]

Murielle  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and was damaged in the Irish Sea about 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of the Morecambe Bay Lightship ( United Kingdom). She was taken in tow but later sank.[70]
MO-305  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[158]
Yalova  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of San Giorgio by HMS Tetrarch ( Royal Navy) and was beached on Agios Giorgios Island. She was torpedoed and sunk on 3 October by HMS Talisman ( Royal Navy).[70]

29 September

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Fluvior  Italy World War II: The coastal tanker struck a mine and sank at Tripoli, Libya.[70]
Ilvana  Italy The coaster sank at Port Torres, Sardinia.[70]
No. 22  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 Type motor launch was lost on this date.[77]
Shch-206  Soviet Navy World War II: The submarine struck a mine and sank off Sulina, Romania.[2]
Shch-319  Soviet Navy World War II: The Pravda-class submarine was lost after 29 September.[2][159]
Superga  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea (43°00′N 27°58′E / 43.000°N 27.967°E / 43.000; 27.967) by Shch-211 ( Soviet Navy).[70]
Vaindlo  Sweden World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Finland.[160]

30 September

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1941
Ship Country Description
Adua  Regia Marina World War II: The Adua-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Cartagena, Murcia, Spain by HMS Gurkha and HMS Legion (both  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 47 crew.[70][161]
Aurora  Soviet Navy World War II: The Pallada-class protected cruiser was sunk in Oranienbaum harbour. Raised in 1944 and repaired post-war as a museum ship.
HMT Eileen Duncan  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft.[70]
Pugachev  Soviet Union World War II: The incomplete cargo ship, being towed between Kerch and Novorossiysk, was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[119][162]
HMT Star of Deveron  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[70]
UJ 117  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Mob-FD1-class submarine chaser was mined at Hango.[163]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1941
Ship Country Description
Alessandro Malaspina  Regia Marina World War II: The Marconi-class submarine was lost in the Atlantic Ocean after 7 September.[2]
No. 23  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2 Type motor launch was lost sometime in September.[77]
No. 41, No. 42, No. 43, No. 44,
No. 45, No. 51, No. 52, No. 53,
and No. 54
 Soviet Navy World War II: The P Type armored motor gunboats were lost sometime in September.[164]
No. 132, No. 134, and No. 135  Soviet Navy World War II: The D Type armored motor gunboats were lost sometime in September.[165]
Smeraldo  Regia Marina World War II: The Sirena-class submarine was probably sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by a mine between 16 and 25 September with the loss of 45 crew.[2][166][167]
T-455 Nikolay Markin  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 73K-class minesweeper was destroyed on the slip at the 201 Yard, Sevastopol, Crimea, to prevent capture.[168]
Trinidad  Panama World War II : The coaster was either torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°06′N 17°04′W / 46.100°N 17.067°W / 46.100; -17.067) by Maggiore Baracca ( Regia Marina) on 5 September;[8][49] or was torpedoed and sunk at that location by U-95 ( Kriegsmarine) on 6 September.[169] All ten crew survived.

Notes

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

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Ship events in 1941
Ship launches: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Ship commissionings: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Ship decommissionings: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
Shipwrecks: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946