List of shipwrecks in August 1940

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


August 1940
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26 27 28 29 30 31

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17 August[edit]

No ships were lost on this day.

18 August[edit]

19 August[edit]

For the beaching of HMS Corfu on this day, see the entry for 10 July 1940

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23 August[edit]

24 August[edit]

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31 August[edit]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "SS Sigyn (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sigyn". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "FV Cape Finisterre (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
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  7. ^ "SS Atos (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Atos". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "SS Lodoletta (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "SS Moraleda (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "SS Rad (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "SS Wychwood (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "MV Beaulieu (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "HMT Drummer (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "SS Geraldine Mary (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  16. ^ "Geraldine Mary". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Gogovale". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "King Alfred". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  19. ^ "HMS Marsona (FY 714)". Uboat. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  20. ^ "HMT Oswaldian (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "SS Pindos (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
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  23. ^ "MV Sofie Bakke (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
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  27. ^ "Boma". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
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  29. ^ "HMT River Clyde ? (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
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  31. ^ "SS Ajax (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  32. ^ "SS Coquetdale (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  33. ^ "MV Fife Coast (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  34. ^ "SS Holme Force (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  35. ^ "SS Oostplein (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  36. ^ "SS Ouse (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  37. ^ "MV Upwey Grange (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  38. ^ "MV Canton (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  39. ^ "Canton". Uboat. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  40. ^ "MV Albula (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
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  42. ^ "SS Kirsten (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  43. ^ "Transylvania". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  44. ^ "SS Varia (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  45. ^ "SS Llanfair (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  46. ^ "Llanfair". Uboat. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  47. ^ "HMT Pyrope (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  48. ^ "HMT Tamarisk (FY-97) (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  49. ^ "SS Tobago (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  50. ^ "Lexington (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  51. ^ "Swedish Steamer Sunk In Kiel Bay" The Times (London). Thursday, 15 August 1940. (48695), col D, p. 3.
  52. ^ "SS Mongolia (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  53. ^ "SS Nils Gorthon (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  54. ^ "Nils Gorthon". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  55. ^ "SS Betty (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  56. ^ "Betty". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
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  59. ^ "S. Folkestone Gate (LTV No.75) (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
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  61. ^ "SS Brixton (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  62. ^ "Frederick H. II (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  63. ^ "MV Sylvafield (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  64. ^ "Sylvafield". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  65. ^ "SS City of Birmingham (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  66. ^ "Clan McPhee". Uboat. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  67. ^ a b c "Empire Merchant". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  68. ^ "Hedrun". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
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  70. ^ a b "SS Meath (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  71. ^ "SS Morea (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  72. ^ "SS Notou (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  73. ^ "Norwegian Homefleet - WW II, Ships starting with Ships starting with W, Y, Ø & Å". Warsailors. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  74. ^ "SS Ampleforth (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  75. ^ "SS Kelet (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  76. ^ a b "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  77. ^ "Ville de Gand". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  78. ^ "SS Loenidas M. Valmas (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  79. ^ "CONVOY HX 64". Warsailors. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  80. ^ "HMS Resparko (FY 822)". Uboat. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  81. ^ "SS Turakina (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  82. ^ "SS Tuira (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  83. ^ "SS Anglo Saxon (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  84. ^ "MV Ano (Anø) (+1940)" (in Danish and English). Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  85. ^ "PSS Kylemore (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  86. ^ "Letty (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  87. ^ "D/S Keret". Warsailors. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  88. ^ "SS Thorold (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  89. ^ "Llanishen ? (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  90. ^ "SS Makalla (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  91. ^ "SS New Royal Sovereign (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  92. ^ "SS Severn Leigh (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  93. ^ "SS Brookwood (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  94. ^ "Brookwood". Uboat. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  95. ^ "SS Cumberland (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  96. ^ "SS La Brea (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  97. ^ "HMS Penzance (L 28)". Uboat. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  98. ^ "SS Saint Dunstan (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  99. ^ "Saint Dunstan". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  100. ^ "MV Athelcrest (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  101. ^ "Athelcrest". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  102. ^ "SS Blairmore (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  103. ^ "Blairmore". Uboat. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  104. ^ "Empire Merlin". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  105. ^ "SS Fircrest (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  106. ^ "SS Goathland (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  107. ^ "SS Harpalyce (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  108. ^ "Harpalyce". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  109. ^ "SS Jamaica Pioneer (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  110. ^ "Jamaica Pioneer". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  111. ^ "Pecten". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  112. ^ "SS Yewcrest (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  113. ^ "Yewcrest". Uboat. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  114. ^ "Norwegian Homefleet - WW II, Ships starting with A". Warsailors. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  115. ^ "MV Cape York (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  116. ^ "British Ship Torpedoed" The Times (London). Saturday, 31 August 1940. (48709), col D, p. 3.
  117. ^ "SS Ilvington Court (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  118. ^ "SS Lisbeth Cords (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  119. ^ "RMS Remuera (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  120. ^ "Enemy Raider In Indian Ocean?" The Times (London). Thursday, 29 August 1940. (48707), col F, p. 3.
  121. ^ "SS British Commander (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  122. ^ "Norwegian Merchant Ships 1939 - 1945, Ships starting with Bo". Warsailors. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  123. ^ "HMS Dunvegan Castle". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  124. ^ "SS Eva (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  125. ^ "D/S Eva". Warsailors. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  126. ^ "SS Filefjell (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  127. ^ "MV Morviken (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  128. ^ "SS Theodoros T (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  129. ^ "SS Driebergen (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  130. ^ "Elle". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  131. ^ "SS Famiglia (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  132. ^ "SS Kyno (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  133. ^ "Kyno". Uboat. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  134. ^ "SS Alida Gorthon (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  135. ^ "Alida Gorthon". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  136. ^ "Astra II". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  137. ^ "SS Dalblair (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  138. ^ "Loss of Japanese Submarine" The Times (London). Saturday, 26 October 1940. (48757), col E, p. 3.
  139. ^ "Empire Moose". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  140. ^ "I-67 (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  141. ^ "SS Chelsea (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  142. ^ "Chelsea". Uboat. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  143. ^ "Marstenen ? (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  144. ^ "D/S Marstensen". Warsailors. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  145. ^ "SS Mill Hill (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  146. ^ "MV Norne (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  147. ^ "M/S Norne". Warsailors. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  148. ^ "SS San Gabriel (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  149. ^ "San Gabriel". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  150. ^ "Bibury". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  151. ^ "SS Har Zion (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  152. ^ "Har Zion". Uboat. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  153. ^ "MV Marne (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  154. ^ "Ville de Hasselt". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  155. ^ "FV Vivagel (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  156. ^ "Volendam". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
Ship events in 1940
Ship launches: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Ship commissionings: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Ship decommissionings: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Shipwrecks: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945