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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1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1940
Ship Country Description
HMS Oswald  Royal Navy World War II: The Odin-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Strait of Messina south of Cape Spartivento by Ugolino Vivaldi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of three of her 55 crew.[1]
Roula  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (34°06′N 26°30′E / 34.100°N 26.500°E / 34.100; 26.500) by Mameli ( Regia Marina).[1]
Sigyn  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of County Donegal, Ireland (56°10′N 9°25′W / 56.167°N 9.417°W / 56.167; -9.417) by U-59 ( Kriegsmarine). All 23 crew survived.[1][2][3]
HMS Spearfish  Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea north west of Aberdeen by U-34 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 39 crew.

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1940
Ship Country Description
HMT Cape Finisterre  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crewmember.[1][4]
City of Brisbane  United Kingdom World War II: The ocean liner was bombed in the North Sea off Margate, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was set on fire then beached on South Long Sand (51°32′30″N 1°23′30″E / 51.54167°N 1.39167°E / 51.54167; 1.39167) with the loss of eight crew.[1][5]
Embrace  United Kingdom World War II: The Drifter was lost by grounding in Loch Alsh.[1]
Strinda  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 191: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-99 ( Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her crew. She was later reboarded and returned to port. Repaired and returned to service in March 1941.[6]
Talleyrand  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was captured in the Indian Ocean (30°S 67°E / 30°S 67°E / -30; 67 by Atlantis ( Kriegsmarine). She was scuttled the next day at 32°03′S 66°36′E / 32.050°S 66.600°E / -32.050; 66.600. The crew were taken as prisoners of war and transferred to Tirrana ( Kriegsmarine). Three of these prisoners would be lost when Tirrana was sunk on 21 September.[1]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Atos  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk south west of Tiree, Inner Hebrides, United Kingdom by U-57 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 28 people on board. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Skutull (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland).[1][7][8]
Lodoletta  Kingdom of Italy World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Djerma, Libya by Royal Air Force aircraft.[9]
Moraleda  Chile The ferry ran aground on Fairway Island and sank with the loss of 67 of the 99 people on board. The survivors were rescued by Vest ( Norway).[10]
Rad  Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off French West Africa (11°20′N 21°00′W / 11.333°N 21.000°W / 11.333; -21.000) by U-A ( Kriegsmarine. All 29 crew were rescued by Grodno ( United Kingdom).[1][11]
Statira  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy WN 4: The cargo ship was bombed and set on fire in the Atlantic Ocean 38 nautical miles (70 km) north of Stornoway, Orkney Islands and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by HMS Bedouin and HMS Punjabi ( Royal Navy. She was taken in tow by Thames ( United Kingdom). She was declared a total loss and scrapped.[1]
U-25  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type IA submarine struck a mine in the North Sea off Terchelling, Friesland, Netherlands and sank with the loss of all 49 crew.[1]
Wychwood  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea east of Felixstowe, Suffolk (52°00′N 1°48′E / 52.000°N 1.800°E / 52.000; 1.800). 22 crew were rescued by HMS Mallard ( Royal Navy).[1][12]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Beaulieu  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was captured off the West Indies (25°46′N 48°44′W / 25.767°N 48.733°W / 25.767; -48.733) by Widder ( Kriegsmarine and scuttled with the loss of three crew.[1][13]
HMT Drummer  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Brightlingsea, Essex with the loss of two crew.[1][14]
Geraldine Mary  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 60: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides (56°46′N 15°48′W / 56.767°N 15.800°W / 56.767; -15.800) by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of the 51 people on board.[15][16]
Gogovale  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 60: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°59′N 17°38′W / 56.983°N 17.633°W / 56.983; -17.633) by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Vanoc ( Royal Navy).[1][17]
King Alfred  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 60: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°59′N 17°38′W / 56.983°N 17.633°W / 56.983; -17.633) by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Vanoc ( Royal Navy).[1][18]
HMT Marsona  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Moray Firth off Cromarty, Scotland with the loss of eleven crew.[1][19]
HMT Oswaldian  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine off the Breaksea Lightship ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel and sank with the loss of 12 of her 19 crew.[1][20]
Pindos  Greece World War II: Convoy SL 40: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of County Donegal, Ireland (55°22′N 8°50′W / 55.367°N 8.833°W / 55.367; -8.833) by U-58 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 32 crew.[1][21]
Sofie Bakke  Norway World War II: Convoy WN 4: The cargo ship collided off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire with Lima ( Sweden). All 40 crew were rescued.[22][23]
Toran  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk off Homborsund, Vest-Agder (58°17′N 8°38′E / 58.283°N 8.633°E / 58.283; 8.633) by HMS Sealion ( Royal Navy) with the loss of three of her thirty crew.[24][25]
UJ-175 Perseus  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Ameland, Friesland.[1]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Boma  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 139:The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°44′N 8°04′W / 55.733°N 8.067°W / 55.733; -8.067) by U-56 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 53 crew. The survivors were rescued by Vilja ( Norway). Although Boma was still afloat the next day, she sank before she could be taken in tow.[1][26][27]
Cape St George  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 42: The cargo ship was in collision with the sunken wreck of Rad ( Yugoslavia) south east of Cape Verde (11°20′N 21°00′W / 11.333°N 21.000°W / 11.333; -21.000) and sank. All 65 crew were rescued by Grodno ( United Kingdom).[1][28]
HMT River Clyde  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk with the loss of 12 crew.[1][29]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1940
Ship Country Description
M 3407  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank at Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands.[30]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Mohamed Ali El-Kebir  United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) west of Bloody Foreland, Ireland (55°22′N 13°18′W / 55.367°N 13.300°W / 55.367; -13.300) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 96 of the 862 people on board. 766 survivors were rescued by HMS Griffin ( Royal Navy).[1]
V-1501 Wiking VII  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Skagerrak off Fredrikshavn, Denmark. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[1]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Ajax  Netherlands World War II: Convoy CW 9: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the English Channel south west of the Isle of Wight by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew.[31]
Coquetdale  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy CW 9: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel south of Bournemouth, Hampshire by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[1][32]
Empire Crusader  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy CW 9: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of StG 1, Luftwaffe with the loss of four of her nine crew.
Fife Coast  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy CW 9: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Newhaven, East Sussex by S-27 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five crew.[1][33]
Holme Force  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy CW 9: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Newhaven by S-21 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six crew.[1][34]
Oostplein  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south of the Azores, Portugal by Widder ( Kriegsmarine). The crew were taken as prisoners of war.[1][35]
Ouse  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy CW 9: The cargo ship collided with SS Rye in the English Channel off Newhaven whilst avoiding a torpedo fired by S-20 ( Kriegsmarine) and sank. 23 crew were rescued.[1][36]
Tres  Norway World War II: Convoy CW 9: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the English Channel off St Helen's, Isle of Wight. She subsequently sank in St Helen's Bay.[1]
Upwey Grange  United Kingdom World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of County Donegal, Ireland (54°20′N 15°28′W / 54.333°N 15.467°W / 54.333; -15.467) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) all 86 people on board survived the sinking, but one lifeboat with 36 on board disappeared. The survivors were rescued by the trawler Naniwa ( United Kingdom).[1][37]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Canton  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland (55°04′N 11°21′W / 55.067°N 11.350°W / 55.067; -11.350) by U-30 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 32 crew.[1][38][39]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Albula  Netherlands World War II: Convoy OA 196: The coaster collided with Crescent City ( United States) in the North Sea off Dunnet Head, Sutherland, United Kingdom (58°38′N 4°35′W / 58.633°N 4.583°W / 58.633; -4.583) and sank. The crew were rescued by HMS Jaguar ( Royal Navy).[1][40]
HMS Borealis  Royal Navy World War II: The Barrage Balloon Vessel was lost on this date.[41]
City of Brisbane  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 247: The cargo ship ran aground in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex (51°32′30″N 1°23′30″E / 51.54167°N 1.39167°E / 51.54167; 1.39167) and was wrecked.[1]
City of Dundee  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 247: The cargo ship ran aground in the Thames Estuary off Southend (51°32′30″N 1°23′30″E / 51.54167°N 1.39167°E / 51.54167; 1.39167) and was wrecked.[1]
Killoran  Finland World War II: The barque was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean (32°30′N 34°00′W / 32.500°N 34.000°W / 32.500; -34.000) by Widder ( Kriegsmarine and was scuttled. Her crew survived.[1][42]
Kirsten  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north east of Kasserode.[1][43]
HMS Transylvania  Royal Navy World War II: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Malin Head, Ireland (55°50′N 8°03′W / 55.833°N 8.050°W / 55.833; -8.050) by U-56 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 336 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Ashanti ( Royal Navy) and a number of trawlers.[1][44]
Varia  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celtic Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock with the loss of seven crew.[1][45]
HMS Young Sid  Royal Navy World War II: The trawler sank in the Moray Firth in a collision with a Collier.[1]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Edwardian  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off the coast of Kent and was beached at North Foreland.[1]
Llanfair  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 41: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of County Donegal, Ireland (54°48′N 13°46′W / 54.800°N 13.767°W / 54.800; -13.767) by German submarine U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by SS California ( United States).[46][47]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1940
Ship Country Description
British Fame  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°44′N 22°56′W / 37.733°N 22.933°W / 37.733; -22.933) by Malaspina ( Regia Marina) with the loss of three crew.[1]
HMT Pyrope  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea north of Margate, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of six crew.[1][48]
T-103 Inzhener  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland.[30]
HMT Tamarisk  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea north off Margate by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of seven crew.[1][49]
Tobago  Latvia World War II: The coaster ran aground at Rhinns Point, Islay, Inner Hebrides, United Kingdom and was wrecked.[50]

13 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1940
Ship Country Description
HMT Elizabeth Angela  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in The Downs (51°19′57″N 1°33′03″E / 51.33250°N 1.55083°E / 51.33250; 1.55083) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.
Lexington flag unknown The sailing ship sank west of Islay, Bute, United Kingdom.[51]
Mongolia  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in Kiel Bay, Germany (54°30′N 10°30′E / 54.500°N 10.500°E / 54.500; 10.500) and sank. All crew were rescued.[52][53]
Nils Gorthon  Sweden World War II: Convoy HX 62: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north north east of Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland (55°45′N 7°30′W / 55.750°N 7.500°W / 55.750; -7.500) with the loss of four of her 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawlers Helgafell (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland) and HMT St. Kenan ( Royal Navy).[1][54][55]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Betty  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) west of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland (55°52′N 8°14′W / 55.867°N 8.233°W / 55.867; -8.233) by U-59 with the loss of 30 crew.[1][56][57]
Leopardi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea east of Tolmeita, Libya (32°39′N 21°03′E / 32.650°N 21.050°E / 32.650; 21.050).[58][59]
R 21  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Gernan Bight.[30]
South Folkestone Gate Lightship  United Kingdom World War II: The lightship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Folkestone, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft.[60]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Aspasia  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 35°N 20°W / 35°N 20°W / 35; -20) by U-A ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[61]
Brixton  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Orfordness, Suffolk (52°06′N 1°49′E / 52.100°N 1.817°E / 52.100; 1.817). All crew were rescued.[62]
Elli  Hellenic Navy World War II: The cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea, off Tinos by Delfino ( Regia Marina).
Frederic H II  Canada The sailing ship sank following an explosion. She was carrying a cargo of petrol at the time.[63]
M 507  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[30]
Sylvafield  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 62: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of County Donegal, Ireland (56°39′N 11°16′W / 56.650°N 11.267°W / 56.650; -11.267) by U-51 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawlers HMT Newland ( Royal Navy) and Rubens ( Belgium).[61][64][65]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1940
Ship Country Description
City of Birmingham  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank at the mouth of the Humber (53°32′26″N 0°15′30″E / 53.54056°N 0.25833°E / 53.54056; 0.25833. All 80 crew were rescued.[66]
Clan MacPhee  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (57°30′N 17°14′W / 57.500°N 17.233°W / 57.500; -17.233) by U-30 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 67 of her 108 crew. The survivors were rescued by Kelet ( Hungary).[61][67]
Empire Merchant  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°21′N 13°40′W / 55.350°N 13.667°W / 55.350; -13.667) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of the 56 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Salvonia, HMS Warwick (both  Royal Navy) and Supetar ( Yugoslavia).[61][68]
Hedrun  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides, United Kingdom (57°10′N 16°37′W / 57.167°N 16.617°W / 57.167; -16.617) by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of the 29 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Empire Soldier ( United Kingdom).[61][69]
Jæderen  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank at 56°26′N 5°10′E / 56.433°N 5.167°E / 56.433; 5.167.[70]
HMS Manx Lad  Royal Navy World War II: The inspection craft was sunk in the Irish Sea north of Holy Island, Anglesey by the detonation of a mine which was struck by Meath ( United Kingdom.[71]
Meath  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea north of Holy Island, Anglesey. All 28 people on board survived.[71]
Morea  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Adriatic Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Durrës, Albania by HMS Osiris ( Royal Navy).[72]
Moorstone  United Kingdom World War II: The dockyard mooring vessel was bombed and sunk at Alexandria, Egypt by Regia Aeronautica aircraft with the loss of one crew member. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[61]
Notou  France World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean south west of Nouméa, New Caledonia (23°50′S 164°10′E / 23.833°S 164.167°E / -23.833; 164.167) by Orion ( Kriegsmarine).[61][73]
Øyulf  Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank off Haugesund, Rogaland.[74]

17 August[edit]

No ships were lost on this day.

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Valeria  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off the Smalls Lighthouse. All nine crew were rescued.[61]
Von der Groeben  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Minesweeper Tender struck a mine in the North Sea off Dunkerque, Nord, France. She was consequently beached at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service as minesweeper M-507.[30]

19 August[edit]

For the beaching of HMS Corfu on this day, see the entry for 10 July 1940
List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Ampleforth  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OA 199: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°10′N 10°40′W / 56.167°N 10.667°W / 56.167; -10.667) by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 38 crew. The 29 survivors were rescued by HMS Warwick ( Royal Navy.[61][75]
Kelet  Hungary World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by U-A ( Kriegsmarine. 33 crew were rescued by HMS Wellington ( Royal Navy) (or Varegg ( Norway)), which also rescued 41 crew of Clan MacPhee, ( United Kingdom, who had been rescued by Kelet three days previously. 6 survivors of Clan Macphee killed.[61][76]
Kirsten  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Little Belt.[77]
Ville de Gand  Belgium World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 225 nautical miles (417 km) north west of Eagle Island, County Mayo, Ireland (55°28′N 15°10′W / 55.467°N 15.167°W / 55.467; -15.167) by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 53 crew.[61][78][79]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Leonidas M Valmas  Greece World War II: Convoy HX 64: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland (55°13′N 10°13′W / 55.217°N 10.217°W / 55.217; -10.217) by U-46 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 crew. She was towed to Greenock, Renfrewshire and beached but was declared a total loss.[61][80][81]
HMT Resparko  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the River Fal at Falmouth, Cornwall by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[61][82]
Turakina  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Cook Strait (38°33′S 167°12′E / 38.550°S 167.200°E / -38.550; 167.200 by Orion ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 38 of her 59 crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[61][83]
Tuira  Panama World War II: Convoy OB 198: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Rockall, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom (54°46′N 20°30′W / 54.767°N 20.500°W / 54.767; -20.500) by U-A ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew.[61][84]
U-51  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIB submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France (47°06′N 4°51′W / 47.100°N 4.850°W / 47.100; -4.850) by HMS Cachalot ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 48 crew.[61]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Anglo Saxon  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (26°12′N 34°08′W / 26.200°N 34.133°W / 26.200; -34.133) by Widder ( Kriegsmarine) with the Raider then machine gunning survivors with loss of 34 of her 41 crew in the sinking. 7 survivors in a lifeboat escaped notice, but only two survivors were still alive when the lifeboat arrived at Eleuthera, Bahamas on 30 October.[61][85]
Anø  Denmark World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Kattegat off the Hals Barre Lighthouse with the loss of four of her 12 crew.[86]
James No. 70  United Kingdom World War II: The hopper barge was bombed and sunk at Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[61]
Kendal  United Kingdom World War II: The hulk was bombed and sunk at Woolston by Luftwaffe aircraft.[61]
Kylemore  United Kingdom World War II: The paddle steamer was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex by Luftwaffe aircraft.[61][87]
Letty  United Kingdom The coaster sank in Liverpool Bay, cause unknown.[61][88]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Iride  Regia Marina World War II: The Perla-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Bomba off Cyrenaica by Fairey Swordfish aircraft from 824 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm,[30] based on HMS Eagle ( Royal Navy).
Keret  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°16′N 23°08′W / 54.267°N 23.133°W / 54.267; -23.133) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 20 crew. Survivors were rescued by Trident ( United Kingdom).[89]
Monte Gargano  Regia Marina World War II: The depot ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Bomba off Cyrenaica by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 824 Squadron from HMS Eagle ( Royal Navy).[30][58]
Thorold  Canada World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea off the Smalls Lighthouse (51°41′N 5°40′W / 51.683°N 5.667°W / 51.683; -5.667) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eleven crew.[61][90]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Ship No. 13 "Düsseldorf"  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service as the vorpostenboot Vp-607.[61]
HMS Hostile  Royal Navy World War II: The H-class destroyer struck a mine in the Strait of Sicily off Cape Bon and was damaged with the loss of five of her 146 crew. She was scuttled by HMS Hero ( Royal Navy).
Llanishen  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OA 203: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Moray Firth (58°17′N 2°27′W / 58.283°N 2.450°W / 58.283; -2.450) by Heinkel He 115 aircraft of 506 Küstenfliegergruppe, Luftwaffe with the loss of eight crew.[30][61][91]
Makalla  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OA 203: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Pentland Firth (57°17′N 2°27′W / 57.283°N 2.450°W / 57.283; -2.450) by Heinkel He 115 aircraft of 506 Küstenfliegergruppe, Luftwaffe with the loss of 12 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Leith ( Royal Navy).[30][61][92]
HMS New Royal Sovereign  Royal Navy World War II: The ferry was bombed and sunk at Bridlington, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft while unmanned.[93]
Severn Leigh  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°31′N 25°41′W / 54.517°N 25.683°W / 54.517; -25.683) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 1 Gunner and 32 of her 42 crew.[61][94]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Brookwood  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°40′N 27°57′W / 54.667°N 27.950°W / 54.667; -27.950) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Clan Macbean ( United Kingdom)[61][95][96]
Cumberland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 202: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north of County Donegal, Ireland (55°44′N 7°32′W / 55.733°N 7.533°W / 55.733; -7.533) by U-57 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 58 crew. She sank on 26 August 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Inishtrahull Island, County Dongeal.[61][97]
King City  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (16°53′S 65°17′E / 16.883°S 65.283°E / -16.883; 65.283) by Atlantis ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six crew.[61]
La Brea  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (57°24′N 11°21′W / 57.400°N 11.350°W / 57.400; -11.350) by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 33 crew.[61][98]
USS Peacock  United States Navy The Lapwing-class minesweeper collided with Hindanger ( Norway) off Cartagena, Colombia and sank.
HMS Penzance  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy SC 1: The Folkestone-class sloop was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland (56°16′N 27°19′W / 56.267°N 27.317°W / 56.267; -27.317 by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 89 crew. Survivors were rescued by Blairmore and Fylingdale (both  United Kingdom).[61][99]
Saint Dunstan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 202: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°44′N 7°32′W / 55.733°N 7.533°W / 55.733; -7.533) by U-57 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 63 crew. She sank on 27 August 4.7 nautical miles (8.7 km) east north east of Pladda. Survivors were rescued by Copeland ( United Kingdom).[61][100][101]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Athelcrest  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65A: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (58°24′N 11°15′W / 58.400°N 11.250°W / 58.400; -11.250) by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 30 of her 36 crew. The wreck was scuttled by HMS Godetia ( Royal Navy), which rescued the survivors.[61][102][103]
Blairmore  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (56°00′N 27°30′W / 56.000°N 27.500°W / 56.000; -27.500) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 34 crew. The survivors, plus seven survivors from HMS Penzance ( Royal Navy) were rescued by Eknaren ( Sweden)[61][104][105]
Empire Merlin  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65A: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (58°30′N 10°15′W / 58.500°N 10.250°W / 58.500; -10.250) by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 35 of her 36 crew. The survivor was rescued by HMS Godetia ( Royal Navy).[106][107]
Fircrest  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65A: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 23 nautical miles (43 km) north of the Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides (58°52′N 6°34′W / 58.867°N 6.567°W / 58.867; -6.567) by U-123 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 39 crew.[61][108]
Goathland  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°21′N 15°08′W / 50.350°N 15.133°W / 50.350; -15.133) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[30][61][109]
Harpalyce  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65A: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 37 of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Fort Dee ( Royal Navy).[110][111]
Jamaica Pioneer  United Kingdom World War II: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (57°05′N 11°02′W / 57.083°N 11.033°W / 57.083; -11.033) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 68 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Anthony and HMS Wanderer (both  Royal Navy).[61][112][113]
Pecten  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65A: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of County Galway, Ireland (56°22′N 7°55′W / 56.367°N 7.917°W / 56.367; -7.917) by U-57 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 48 of her 56 crew. Survivors were rescued by Torr Head ( United Kingdom).[114]
Stakesby  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 23 nautical miles (43 km) north of the Butt of Lewis (58°26′N 6°34′W / 58.433°N 6.567°W / 58.433; -6.567) by U-124 ( Kriegsmarine). She was towed to Glumaig Bay, on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, where she sank. Later salvaged, repaired and renamed Empire Derwent.
Yewcrest  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 201: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (55°10′N 25°02′W / 55.167°N 25.033°W / 55.167; -25.033) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Highlander ( Royal Navy). Yewcrest sank the next day.[61][115][116]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Arild  Norway World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank near Steinestø, Hordaland. All crew survived.[117]
Avield  Norway World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank at 56°26′N 5°10′E / 56.433°N 5.167°E / 56.433; 5.167.[61][70]
Cape York  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off Aberdeenshire (57°42′00″N 1°33′05″W / 57.70000°N 1.55139°W / 57.70000; -1.55139) by Luftwaffe aircraft and was abandoned. She was taken under tow but sank the next day 8 nautical miles (15 km) north east of Rattray Head.[61][118]
Ilvington Court  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Dandolo ( Regia Marina). At least 19 of the 39 crew were rescued.[119][120]
Lisbeth Cords  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Kiel convert 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of the Keil Lightship ( Germany).[30][121]
Odda  Norway World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank off Norway.[61]
Remuera  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 65: The passenger ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Stab I and Stab III, KG30 and was then torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (57°50′N 1°54′W / 57.833°N 1.900°W / 57.833; -1.900) by Heinkel He 115 aircraft of KüFlGr 506, Luftwaffe. All 94 crew were rescued.[61][122]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1940
Ship Country Description
British Commander  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) south of Madagascar (29°30′S 46°06′E / 29.500°S 46.100°E / -29.500; 46.100) by Pinguin ( Kriegsmarine). All 46 crew survived as prisoners of war.[61][123][124]
Bolivar  Panama The cargo ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Indian Ocean (16°42′N 92°41′E / 16.700°N 92.683°E / 16.700; 92.683). All crew survived.[125]
HMS Dunvegan Castle  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy SL 43: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (55°05′N 11°00′W / 55.083°N 11.000°W / 55.083; -11.000) by U-46 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 27 of her 289 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Harvester and HMS Primrose (both  Royal Navy). HMS Dunvegan Castle foundered the next day.[61][126]
Eva  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 1: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy due to poor quality coal. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom (57°50′N 11°00′W / 57.833°N 11.000°W / 57.833; -11.000) by U-28 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 18 crew. The ship came ashore near the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse.[61][127][128]
Filefjell  Norway World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) south of Madagascar (29°38′S 45°11′E / 29.633°S 45.183°E / -29.633; 45.183) by Pinguin ( Kriegsmarine).[61][129]
Morviken  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was captured in the Indian Ocean south of Madagascar (30°08′S 46°15′E / 30.133°S 46.250°E / -30.133; 46.250) by Pinguin ( Kriegsmarine. Her crew were taken prisoner and she was scuttled by explosive charges.[130]
Theodoros T  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°10′N 19°50′W / 50.167°N 19.833°W / 50.167; -19.833) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued by HMS Eclipse ( Royal Navy).[61][131]
HMY White Fox II  Royal Navy The armed yacht was destroyed by fire.[61]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Driebergen  Netherlands The cargo ship was in collision with another vessel in the North Sea off Northumberland, United Kingdom and sank.[132]
Elle  Finland World War II: Convoy SC 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (57°43′N 12°18′W / 57.717°N 12.300°W / 57.717; -12.300) by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Leith ( Royal Navy).[61][133]
Famiglia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north east of Haniya, Libya by HMS Pandora ( Royal Navy).[134]
Kyno  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 66: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of the Outer Hebrides (58°06′N 13°26′W / 58.100°N 13.433°W / 58.100; -13.433) by U-28 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four or five of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Queen Maud ( United Kingdom).[61][135][136]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Alida Gorthon  Sweden World War II: Convoy OA 204: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland (56°09′N 12°14′W / 56.150°N 12.233°W / 56.150; -12.233) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of eleven of her 24 crew, and 20 of the 24 survivors from Dalblaie ( United Kingdom).[61][137][138]
Astra II  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OA 204: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland (56°09′N 12°14′W / 56.150°N 12.233°W / 56.150; -12.233) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gleaner ( Royal Navy).[61][139]
Dalblair  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OA 204: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of County Donegal, Ireland (56°06′N 13°33′W / 56.100°N 13.550°W / 56.100; -13.550) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 24 of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Alida Gorthon ( Sweden) and HMS Clematis ( Royal Navy).[61][140]
E-9  Imperial Japanese Navy The submarine sank south of Tokyo Bay with the loss of 50 crew.[141]
Empire Moose  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of County Donegal, Ireland (56°06′N 13°33′W / 56.100°N 13.550°W / 56.100; -13.550) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew survived.[61][142][143]
I-67  Imperial Japanese Navy The Kaidai type submarine sank in the Pacific Ocean off the Bonin Islands with the loss of all 87 crew.[61][61][144]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Chelsea  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 66A: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Orkney Islands (59°45′N 7°00′E / 59.750°N 7.000°E / 59.750; 7.000) by U-32 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 24 of her 35 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Lord Cecil ( Royal Navy).[61][145][146]
Marstenen  Norway World War II: Convoy WN 11: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Moray Firth off Duncansby Head, Caithness (58°23′N 3°37′W / 58.383°N 3.617°W / 58.383; -3.617) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued by Birgitta ( Sweden) and HMS Cattistock ( Royal Navy).[61][147][148]
Mill Hill  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 66A: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk north of Lewis, Outer Hebrides (58°48′N 6°49′E / 58.800°N 6.817°E / 58.800; 6.817) by U-32 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[61][149]
Norne  Norway World War II: Convoy HX 66A: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea east of Stronsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (58°48′N 6°49′W / 58.800°N 6.817°W / 58.800; -6.817) by U-32 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Hibiscus ( Royal Navy).[150][151]
San Gabriel  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north west of County Donegal, Ireland (56°04′N 9°54′W / 56.067°N 9.900°W / 56.067; -9.900) by U-59 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 24 crew. The ship was abandoned and the survivors were rescued by HMS Warwick ( Royal Navy). San Gabriel was towed to the Clyde by Thames ( United Kingdom) but was declared a total loss.[61][152][153]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1940
Ship Country Description
Bibury  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland by U-59 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 39 crew.[154]
HMY Emelle  Royal Navy The armed yacht was lost due to an unknown cause.[61]
HMS Esk  Royal Navy World War II: Texel Disaster: The E-class destroyer struck a mine and sank off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands with the loss of 127 of her 145 crew.
HMS Express  Royal Navy World War II: Texel Disaster: The E-class destroyer struck a mine off Texel and was severely damaged with the loss of 59 of her crew. She was towed back to the United Kingdom. Repairs took a year to complete.
Har Zion  Palestine World War II: Convoy OB 205: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of County Donegal Ireland (56°20′N 10°00′W / 56.333°N 10.000°W / 56.333; -10.000) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 35 of her 36 crew. The survivor was rescued by ORP Blyskawica ( Marynarka Wojenna Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.[61][155][156]
Marne  Netherlands World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne with the loss of three crew.[61][157]
Ville de Hasselt  Belgium World War II: Convoy OB 205: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) north west of Barra Head, Scotland (approximately 56°30′N 13°00′W / 56.500°N 13.000°W / 56.500; -13.000) by U-46 ( Kriegsmarine). All 53 crew were rescued by the trawlers Egil Skallgrímson, Hilmir (both (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland) and Transport ( Belgium).[61][78][158]
Vivagel  Marine Nationale World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Royan, Charente-Maritime.[159]
Volendam  Netherlands World War II: Convoy OB 205: The ocean liner was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (56°04′N 9°52′W / 56.067°N 9.867°W / 56.067; -9.867) by U-60 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 878 people on board. The ship was abandoned, survivors were rescued by Bassethound, Valldemosa (both  United Kingdom and Olaf Fostenes ( Norway). Volendam was towed to the Clyde by Salvonia ( United Kingdom) and beached. She was repaired and re-entered service in June 1941.[61][160]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1940
Ship Country Description
J. W. Clise  United States 1940 Louisiana hurricane: The schooner began to take on water in the Gulf of Mexico several miles south of Mobile, Alabama, duirng a hurricane and was abandoned by her crew. Her crew was saved. She was towed to Mobile by the United States Coast Guard and later sank.[161][162][163][164][165][166][167]
Queen  United Kingdom World War II: British evacuation from Berbera: The tug was lost in the Gulf of Aden due to enemy action between 16 and 18 August.[61]

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  84. ^ "SS Tuira (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  85. ^ "SS Anglo Saxon (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  86. ^ "MV Ano (Anø) (+1940)" (in Danish and English). Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  87. ^ "PSS Kylemore (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  88. ^ "Letty (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  89. ^ "D/S Keret". Warsailors. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  90. ^ "SS Thorold (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  91. ^ "Llanishen ? (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  92. ^ "SS Makalla (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  93. ^ "SS New Royal Sovereign (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  94. ^ "SS Severn Leigh (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  95. ^ "SS Brookwood (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  96. ^ "Brookwood". Uboat. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  97. ^ "SS Cumberland (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  98. ^ "SS La Brea (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  99. ^ "HMS Penzance (L 28)". Uboat. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  100. ^ "SS Saint Dunstan (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  101. ^ "Saint Dunstan". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  102. ^ "MV Athelcrest (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  103. ^ "Athelcrest". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  104. ^ "SS Blairmore (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
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  106. ^ "SS Empire Merlin (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  107. ^ "Empire Merlin". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  108. ^ "SS Fircrest (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  109. ^ "SS Goathland (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  110. ^ "SS Harpalyce (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  111. ^ "Harpalyce". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  112. ^ "SS Jamaica Pioneer (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  113. ^ "Jamaica Pioneer". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  114. ^ "Pecten". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
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  116. ^ "Yewcrest". Uboat. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
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  118. ^ "MV Cape York (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
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  120. ^ "SS Ilvington Court (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  121. ^ "SS Lisbeth Cords (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  122. ^ "RMS Remuera (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
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  128. ^ "D/S Eva". Warsailors. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  129. ^ "SS Filefjell (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  130. ^ "MV Morviken (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  131. ^ "SS Theodoros T (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  132. ^ "SS Driebergen (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  133. ^ "Elle". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  134. ^ "SS Famiglia (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
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  136. ^ "Kyno". Uboat. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  137. ^ "SS Alida Gorthon (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  138. ^ "Alida Gorthon". Uboat. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
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  148. ^ "D/S Marstensen". Warsailors. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
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  151. ^ "M/S Norne". Warsailors. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  152. ^ "SS San Gabriel (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  153. ^ "San Gabriel". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  154. ^ "Bibury". Uboat. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
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  156. ^ "Har Zion". Uboat. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
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  158. ^ "Ville de Hasselt". Uboat. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
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