List of shipwrecks in 1940

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The list of shipwrecks in 1940 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1940.

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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1940
Ship Country Description
Alice L. Pendleton  United States The 228-foot (69 m), 1,349-gross register ton four-masted lumber schooner was abandoned at the Palmer Shipyard on the west side of the Mystic River in Noank, Connecticut, sometime during the 1940s, gradually rotted away, and settled on the river bottom in 10 feet (3.0 m) of water.[1]
Captain Sturt United Kingdom Australia The paddle steamer (??? GRT, 1916) sank off Kangaroo Island, South Australia.[2]
Dalhousie  United Kingdom World War II: The tug (782 GRT, 1885) was scuttled.[3]
Fern  United States With no one on board, the 10-gross register ton, 34.2-foot (10.4 m) motor cargo vessel was wrecked in the middle of George Inlet on the southern coast of Revillagigedo Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[4]
Haalegg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship (1,758 GRT, 1922) 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 (127 GRT, 1866) sank off Port Adelaide, South Australia.[6]
Kurrara United Kingdom Australia The coaster (386 GRT, 1883) ran aground at Port Stephens, New South Wales and was wrecked.[7]
Lancashire Lass United Kingdom Australia The paddle steamer (70 GRT, 1878) sank off Adelaide, South Australia.[8]
Lass of Geraldton United Kingdom Australia The sailing ship sank in Australian waters.[9]
Marzocco  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (5,393 GRT, 1918) was scuttled as a blockship off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.[10]
HMAS Psyche United Kingdom Australia The lighter (2,135 t, 1898) sank in Salamander Bay, New South Wales off Port Stephens.[11]
Raab Karcher  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Oosterschelde.[12]
Tealings  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship (2,318 GRT) was bombed and sunk.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alice L. Pendleton". Hunting New England Shipwrecks. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Captain Sturt (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  3. ^ "SS Dalhousie (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  4. ^ alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (F)
  5. ^ "Norwegian Homefleet - WW II, Ships starting with Ha". Warsailors. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Jupiter (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Kurrara (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Lancashire Lass (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Lass of Geraldton (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  10. ^ "SS Marzocco (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Psyche (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  12. ^ "SS Raab Karcher (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  13. ^ "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