List of shipwrecks in 1940

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

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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1940
Ship Country Description
Agate  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Islay and was wrecked.[1]
Captain Sturt United Kingdom Australia The paddle steamer sank off Kangaroo Island, South Australia.[2]
Dalhousie  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was scuttled.[3]
Dinteldyk  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was burnt out in a Luftwaffe air raid on Rotterdam, South Holland.[4]
Haalegg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was either bombed and sunk at Narvik, Norway, by Luftwaffe aircraft on 17 May; or was shelled and sunk by Royal Navy ships on 13 April. Raised in 1945, repaired and returned to service.[5]
Jupiter United Kingdom Australia The paddle steamer sank off Port Adelaide, South Australia.[6]
Kai  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Danish waters. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[7]
Kurrara United Kingdom Australia The coaster ran aground at Port Stephens, New South Wales and was wrecked.[8]
Lancashire Lass United Kingdom Australia The paddle steamer sank off Adelaide, South Australia.[9]
Lass of Geraldton United Kingdom Australia The sailing ship sank in Australian waters.[10]
HMS LCT-705  Royal Navy The Landing Craft, Tank sank off Dunkerque, Nord, France.[11]
Marzocco  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.[12]
HMAS Psyche United Kingdom Australia The lighter sank in Salamander Bay, New South Wales off Port Stephens.[13]
Raab Karcher  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Oosterschelde.[14]
Rødskjæl  Norway World War II: The coastal tanker was bombed and sunk at Narvik, Norway, by Luftwaffe aircraft. The date of the attack may have been 4 May 1940.[15]
Tealings  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk.[16]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SS Agate (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Captain Sturt (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "SS Dalhousie (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dinteldyk". The Yard. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Norwegian Homefleet - WW II, Ships starting with Ha". Warsailors. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jupiter (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "SS Kai (II) (+1941)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Kurrara (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lancashire Lass (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lass of Geraldton (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "LCT-705". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "SS Marzocco (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Psyche (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "SS Raab Karcher (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Norwegian Homefleet - WW II, Ships starting with R". Warsailors. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "SS Tealings (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
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