List of shipwrecks in April 1940

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

April 1940
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29 30 Unknown date

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Æger
Roda

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Z11 Bernd von Arnim

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References[edit]

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  76. ^ "SS Rydal Force (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  77. ^ "SS Stokesley (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
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  95. ^ "HMT Cape Siretoko (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
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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