List of shipwrecks in December 1940

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

December 1940
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1 December[edit]

For the sinking of Port Wellington on this day, see the entry for 30 November 1940

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Appalachee  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°30′N 20°00′W / 54.500°N 20.000°W / 54.500; -20.000) by a U-101 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by Heliotrope ( Royal Navy).[1][2]
British Officer  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine in mouth of the Tyne and broke in two. The stern section sank and the bow section was towed to port. Five crew were killed.[1][3]
Her Majesty  United Kingdom World War II: The paddle steamer was bombed and sunk at Southampton, Hampshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1]
Loch Ranza  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (54°37′N 18°54′W / 54.617°N 18.900°W / 54.617; -18.900) by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine). She was beached in Rothesay Bay on 9 December. Subsequently repaired and returned to service in May 1941.[4]
Oslofjord  Norway World War II: The troopship struck a mine off the mouth of the Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom and was beached at Tynemouth with her back broken. There was one casualty.[5][6] She broke in two, capsized, and sank in bad weather at 55°0.17′N 1°23.72′W / 55.00283°N 1.39533°W / 55.00283; -1.39533Coordinates: 55°0.17′N 1°23.72′W / 55.00283°N 1.39533°W / 55.00283; -1.39533 on 21-22 January 1941 .[7][8]
Palmella  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 46: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (40°30′N 13°30′W / 40.500°N 13.500°W / 40.500; -13.500) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Navemar ( Spain).[1][9][10]
Santos  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium by Royal Air Force aircraft. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[11]
Tribesman  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Verde, Portugal (15°00′N 35°00′W / 15.000°N 35.000°W / 15.000; -35.000) by Admiral Scheer ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 53 crew. 14 crew were taken as prisoners of war.[1][12]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Conch  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and severely damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 370 nautical miles (690 km) west of Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland (55°40′N 19°00′W / 55.667°N 19.000°W / 55.667; -19.000) by U-47 ( Kriegsmarine). She was torpedoed and sunk the next day at that location by U-95 ( Kriegsmarine). The crew were rescued by HMCS St. Laurent ( Royal Canadian Navy).[1][13][14]
HMS Forfar  Royal Navy World War II: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°35′N 18°18′W / 54.583°N 18.300°W / 54.583; -18.300) by U-99 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 173 lives of the 194 crew. Survivors were rescued by Dunsley ( United Kingdom), HMCS St. Laurent ( Royal Canadian Navy) and HMS Viscount ( Royal Navy).[1]
Goodleigh  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (55°02′N 18°45′W / 55.033°N 18.750°W / 55.033; -18.750) by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Viscount ( Royal Navy).[1][15][16]
Gwalia  Sweden World War II: Convoy OG 46: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal (39°22′N 14°22′W / 39.367°N 14.367°W / 39.367; -14.367) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy destroyer.[1][17][18][19]
Jeanne M  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 46: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (39°19′N 13°54′W / 39.317°N 13.900°W / 39.317; -13.900) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven of her 26 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Erin ( Royal Navy).[1][20][21]
Jolly Girls  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. All crew were rescued.[1][22]
Kavak  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°00′N 19°30′W / 55.000°N 19.500°W / 55.000; -19.500) by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Viscount ( Royal Navy).[1][23]
Kilgarran Castle  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°21′N 8°35′W / 51.350°N 8.583°W / 51.350; -8.583) by Heinkel He 115 aircraft of Küstenfliegergruppe 406, Luftwaffe.[1][24]
Lady Glanely  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (55°00′N 20°00′W / 55.000°N 20.000°W / 55.000; -20.000) by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 33 crew.[1][25]
Pacific President  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (56°04′N 18°45′W / 56.067°N 18.750°W / 56.067; -18.750) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 51 crew.[1][26]
Samnanger  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 251: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean at approximately 53°N 19°W / 53°N 19°W / 53; -19 by U-99 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 30 crew.[27][28][29][30]
Stirlingshire  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 280 nautical miles (520 km) west of Bloody Foreland (55°36′N 16°22′W / 55.600°N 16.367°W / 55.600; -16.367) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued by Empire Pride ( United Kingdom).[1][31]
Tasso  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (55°03′N 18°04′W / 55.050°N 18.067°W / 55.050; -18.067) by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 32 crew. The survivors were rescued by HMS Viscount ( Royal Navy).[1][32]
Victor Ross  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (56°04′N 18°30′W / 56.067°N 18.500°W / 56.067; -18.500) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 44 crew.[33]
Ville d'Arlon  Belgium World War II: Convoy HX 90: The passenger ship straggled behind the convoy due to defects with her steering. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, (55°00′N 19°30′W / 55.000°N 19.500°W / 55.000; -19.500) by U-47 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 56 people on board.[1][34][35]
Wilhelmina  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°43′N 15°06′W / 55.717°N 15.100°W / 55.717; -15.100) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gentian ( Royal Navy).[1][36]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Idarwald  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Caribbean Sea south of Cuba (21°34′N 84°25′W / 21.567°N 84.417°W / 21.567; -84.417) by HMS Diomede ( Royal Navy) and an attempt was made to scuttle her. She finally sank on 9 December.[1][37]
Victoria City  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-140 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 crew.[38]
W Hendrik  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 90: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°26′N 12°20′W / 56.433°N 12.333°W / 56.433; -12.333) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[1][36][39]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Daphne  Sweden World War II: Convoy OG 46: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Cabo Espichel, Portugal (38°12′N 9°26′W / 38.200°N 9.433°W / 38.200; -9.433) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 19 crew.[1][40]
Empire Seaman  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship at a Channel port.[41]
Helene  Belgium World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom (51°41′N 5°09′W / 51.683°N 5.150°W / 51.683; -5.150).[1][42]
Skogheim  Norway World war II:The cargo ship ran aground near the Songvår Lighthouse, Søgne, Vest-Agder and was wrecked. All 26 crew survived.[43]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Amlwch Rose  United Kingdom The collier foundered in the Irish Sea north of Great Orme Head, Caernarvonshire.[44]
Calipso  Regia Marina World War II: The Spica-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea east of Tobruk, Libya.[45]
HMT Calverton  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the mouth of the Humber.[46]
HMS Cameron  Royal Navy World War II: The Town-class destroyer was bombed while in drydock at Portsmouth, Hampshire by Luftwaffe aircraft. She capsized as the drydock filled with water. Raised Feb. 1941 and repaired by April 1941 and used as a hull stress test ship.
Klaus Schoke  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship sank three days after being intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores, Portugal (38°28′N 22°15′W / 38.467°N 22.250°W / 38.467; -22.250) by California ( Royal Navy). After an attempt to scuttle her, she had been taken in tow to Gibraltar but sank en route.[1][24]
Nimbin United Kingdom Australia World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Pacific Ocean off Norah Head, New South Wales (33°15′S 151°47′E / 33.250°S 151.783°E / -33.250; 151.783) with the loss of seven of her 20 crew.[45][47]
Oscar Midling  Finland World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in Ålesund, Norway (62°03′N 5°06′E / 62.050°N 5.100°E / 62.050; 5.100) by HMS Sunfish. ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all hands.[1][37]
Privet  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster foundered in Liverpool Bay off Birkenhead, Cheshire with the loss of all nine crew.[48]
Silverpine  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 252: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°14′N 18°08′W / 54.233°N 18.133°W / 54.233; -18.133) by Argo ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 36 crew.[1][49]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Accomac  United Kingdom The cargo ship suffered a boiler explosion, ran aground and was wrecked at Pickie, Bangor, Northern Ireland.[50]
Jupiter  Nazi Germany World War II: The trawler was sunk by enemy action.[1]
Mousse le Moyec  France The collier ran aground at Hartland Point, Devon, United Kingdom and was wrecked.[51]
Nyland  Norway World War II: Convoy EN35: The cargo ship ran aground off Iona, Inner Hebrides, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of all 20 crew.[52]
HMS Regulus  Royal Navy World War II: The Rainbow-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Taranto, Apulia, Italy with the loss of all 55 crew.
Skrim  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 252: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 23 crew.[53]
South Coaster  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Bristol Channel. Her ten crew were rescued by Rachel and Mary Evans (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution)[54]
Supremity  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary north of Whitstable, Kent with the loss of one crew member.[1][55]
Triona United Kingdom Australia World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Nauru (5°12′S 165°39′E / 5.200°S 165.650°E / -5.200; 165.650) by Komet and Orion (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[1][56]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1940
Ship Country Description
HMT Capricornus  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary north east of Sheerness, Kent.[57]
HMT Cortina  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler collided with HMS Lormont ( Royal Navy) at the mouth of the Humber. Both ships sank.[58][59]
Farmsum  Netherlands World War II: Convoy OB 252: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (52°11′N 22°56′W / 52.183°N 22.933°W / 52.183; -22.933) by U-99 ( Kriegsmarine). with the loss of 16 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Ambuscade ( Royal Navy).[1][60]
HMS Lormont  Royal Navy World War II: The guard ship collided with HMT Cortina ( Royal Navy) at the mouth of the Humber. Both ships sank.[61]
Stolwijk  Netherlands World War II: Convoy SC 13: The cargo ship ran aground between Inishdovey and Inishborin, County Donegal, Ireland and was wrecked with the loss of ten of her 28 crew.[62]
Vinni  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Nauru by Komet ( Kriegsmarine).[1]
Watkins F. Nisbet  Canada The sailing ship was wrecked or foundered.[63]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Actuality  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank north west of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the Mouse Lightship ( United Kingdom).[64]
Adalia  Nazi Germany The cargo ship collided with Mendoza ( Nazi Germany) in the North Sea off Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands and sank.[65]
Anthea  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Maasdam ( Netherlands) off the coast of Canada (44°48′N 46°37′W / 44.800°N 46.617°W / 44.800; -46.617) and sank.[66]
Ashcrest  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 13: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy due to a broker rudder. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Ireland (55°12′N 10°20′W / 55.200°N 10.333°W / 55.200; -10.333) by U-140 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 38 crew.[1][67][68]
Beothic  Canada The cargo ship ran aground off Cape Bauld, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[69]
Calabria  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 56: The cargo liner straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 295 nautical miles (546 km) off the Slyne Head Lighthouse, County Galway Ireland (52°43′N 18°07′W / 52.717°N 18.117°W / 52.717; -18.117) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands, 1 Gunner, 230 Indian sailors, and 129 crewmen.[1][70]
Empire Jaguar  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 296 nautical miles (548 km) west south west of the Slyne Head Lighthouse, County Galway, Ireland (51°34′N 17°35′W / 51.567°N 17.583°W / 51.567; -17.583) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 37 crew.[41][71]
Gorsethorn  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in Liverpool Bay.[72]
Komata  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of Nauru by Komet ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew.[73]
Penang  Finland World War II: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland (55°25′N 10°15′W / 55.417°N 10.250°W / 55.417; -10.250) by U-140 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 18 crew.[1][74][75]
Triadic  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off Nauru (0°43′S 167°20′E / 0.717°S 167.333°E / -0.717; 167.333) by Orion ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member.[1][76]
Triaster  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Nauru by Orion ( Kriegsmarine).[1][77]

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1940
Ship Country Description
HMS Royal Scot  Royal Navy World War II: The troopship struck a mine in the Bristol Channel and sank.[78]
Usaramo  Kriegsmarine World War II: The barge was bombed and damaged at Bordeaux, Gironde, France and was consequently beached.[24]

10 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Aghia Eirini  Greece The cargo ship's steering gear failed and she ran aground at Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland and was wrecked.[79]
Marangona  Italy World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 27 nautical miles (50 km) south of Pantelleria.[80]
Marburg  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo liner struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea north east of Ithaca, Greece.[81]
Thor  Kriegsmarine The tug was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Maritime, France.[1][82]
Tor I  Faroe Islands World war II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (65°20′N 12°40′W / 65.333°N 12.667°W / 65.333; -12.667).[1]

11 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Empire Statesman  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 56: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy due to problems with her engine. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (53°40′N 17°00′W / 53.667°N 17.000°W / 53.667; -17.000) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 32 crew.[1][41][83]
Rhein  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Straits of Florida (24°55′N 83°15′W / 24.917°N 83.250°W / 24.917; -83.250) by HNLMS Van Kinsbergen ( Koninklijk Marine) and an attempt was made to scuttle her. She was scuttled later that day by HMS Caradoc ( Royal Navy).[1]
Robinia  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (65°20′N 12°40′W / 65.333°N 12.667°W / 65.333; -12.667). All crew were rescued.[1]
Rotorua  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 92: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off St Kilda, Scotland (58°56′N 1°20′W / 58.933°N 1.333°W / 58.933; -1.333) by U-96 with the loss of 22 of the 132 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMT Alsey, HMT Ebor Wyke and HMT Varanga (all  Royal Navy).[1][84]
Towa  Netherlands World War II: Convoy HX 92: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west north west of the Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom (58°50′N 10°10′W / 58.833°N 10.167°W / 58.833; -10.167 by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 18 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Matabele ( Royal Navy).[85]

12 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Dionyssios Stathatos  Greece World War II: Convoy HX 91: The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[86]
Macedonier  Belgium World War II: Convoy HX 92: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of St Kilda, United Kingdom (57°52′N 8°42′W / 57.867°N 8.700°W / 57.867; -8.700) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 47 crew. Survivors were rescued by Súlan (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland).[27][87][88]
Margrethe  Denmark World War II: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Sylt, Germany.[89]
Stureholm  Sweden World War II: Convoy HX 92: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 755 nautical miles (1,398 km) south south west of Reykjavík, Iceland by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 32 crew.[1][90]

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Schwalbe  Nazi Germany The cargo ship ran aground off Utö, Finland and was wrecked.[91]
Sebastiano Bianchi  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east north east off Cape Spartivento (37°50′N 16°15′E / 37.833°N 16.250°E / 37.833; 16.250) by HMS Truant ( Royal Navy).[1][92]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Branlebas  Free French Naval Forces The La Melpomène-class torpedo boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Eddystone Rocks during a storm with the loss of all but three of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Mistral ( Free French Naval Forces).[1][24]
Capitano Tarantini  Regia Marina World War II: The Liuzzi-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Gironde Estuary, France (45°25′N 1°22′W / 45.417°N 1.367°W / 45.417; -1.367) by HMS Thunderbolt ( Royal Navy).[1]
Cardross  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Fiona ( United Kingdom) off Sydney, Australia (34°07′S 151°32′E / 34.117°S 151.533°E / -34.117; 151.533) and sank.[20]
Euphorbia  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west south west of Rockall, Inverness-shire by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[1][93]
Kyleglen  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (58°00′N 25°00′W / 58.000°N 25.000°W / 58.000; -25.000) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 36 crew.[1][94]
Naiade  Regia Marina World War II: The Sirena-class submarine was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bardia, Libya (32°03′N 25°26′E / 32.050°N 25.433°E / 32.050; 25.433) by HMS Hereward and HMS Hyperion (both  Royal Navy). 25 crew were rescued.[1]
Western Prince  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) west of the Orkney Islands (59°32′N 17°47′W / 59.533°N 17.783°W / 59.533; -17.783) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of the 169 people on board; survivors were rescued by HMS Active ( Royal Navy) and Baron Kinnaird ( United Kingdom).[1][95][96]

15 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1940
Ship Country Description
N C Monberg  Denmark World War II: Convoy FS 360: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom (52°40′N 2°10′E / 52.667°N 2.167°E / 52.667; 2.167) by S-25 and S-58 (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine crew.[97][98]
Narval  Free French Naval Forces World War II: The Requin-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Sfax, Tunisia.

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Arrigoni  Italy The coaster sank at Francavilla.[97]
Bonzo  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Ionian Sea off Punta Stilo, Calabria (38°28′N 16°44′E / 38.467°N 16.733°E / 38.467; 16.733) by HMS Truant ( Royal Navy).[97][99]
Heltraud  Nazi Germany World War II: The trawler was sunk by enemy action.[97]
San Carlos  Spain World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Jurby by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 28 people on board.[97][100]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1940
Ship Country Description
HMS Acheron  Royal Navy World War II: The A-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight while on trials with the loss of 22 dockyard workers and 153 crewmen, 3 dockyard workers and 13 crewmen rescued.
Aquiety  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary south of Southend, Essex with the loss of six crew.[97][101]
Belvedere  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary north of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent with the loss four of her six crew.[97][102]
Beneficient  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary north of the Isle of Sheppey with the loss of six of her crew.[103]
HMT Carry On  Royal Navy World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank east of the Nore Sand Lightship with the loss of seven crew.[104]
Galata  Italy World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk at Bardia, Libya by HMS Ladybird, HMS Terror (both  Royal Navy), HMAS Voyager and HMAS Vendetta (both  Royal Australian Navy).[97]
Giuseppina D  Italy World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk at Bardia by HMS Ladybird, HMS Terror (both  Royal Navy), HMAS Voyager and HMAS Vendetta (both  Royal Australian Navy).[97]
Inga  Finland The cargo ship collided with Silkeborg ( Denmark) in the Kiel Canal, Germany and sank.[87]
Inver  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary north of Sheerness with the loss of 17 crew.[105]
Malrix  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary north of Whitstable, Kent with the loss of eight crew.[97][106]
Paranaguá  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine off Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands (52°55′N 4°41′E / 52.917°N 4.683°E / 52.917; 4.683) and sank.[107]
Salvador  Uruguay World War II: The passenger ship departed from Istanbul, Turkey carry 327 passengers - Bulgarian Jewish refugees. She had a capacity for only 40 passengers. The ship foundered in the Sea of Marmara with the loss of 204 passengers.[108]
HMT Thomas Connolly  Royal Navy World War II: The boom defence vessel struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary north of Sheerness with the loss of one crew member.[97][109]
Vincenzinao  Italy World War II: The coaster was shelled and sunk at Bardia by HMS Ladybird, HMS Terror (both  Royal Navy), HMAS Voyager and HMAS Vendetta (both  Royal Australian Navy).[97]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Ability  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea south of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.[110]
Anastassia  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 15: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°24′N 19°04′W / 54.400°N 19.067°W / 54.400; -19.067) by Veniero ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 18 of her 28 crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war. She was observed drifting on 20 December, and later sank.[97][111][112]
Birkenfels  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine off the mouth of the Scheldt, Belgium and sank.[97]
Napier Star  United Kingdom World War II: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides (58°58′N 23°13′W / 58.967°N 23.217°W / 58.967; -23.217) by U-100 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 71 of the 99 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Vaalaren ( Sweden).[97][113]
Chassiron  France World War II: The tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Gironde Estuary by HMS Tuna ( Royal Navy).[97]
RFA Osage  Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War II: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea off Wicklow Head, County Wicklow, Ireland by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[24][114]
HMT Refundo  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and damaged in the Orwell Estuary off Harwich, Essex (51°56′06″N 1°21′02″E / 51.93500°N 1.35056°E / 51.93500; 1.35056) with the loss of two crew. She was taken in tow but sank.[97][115]
V-403  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Westerschelde.[116]

19 December[edit]

For the scuttling of the Greek cargo ship Eugenia Cambasis on this day, see the entry for 28 November 1940.

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Amicus  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 15: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°10′N 15°50′W / 54.167°N 15.833°W / 54.167; -15.833) by Alpino Bagnolini ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 37 crew.[97][112][117]
Arinia  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off the Nore Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of all 60 people on board.[97][118]
Erling Skjalgson  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea off Jæren, Rogaland. All six crew were rescued by a fishing vessel.[119][120]
Freienfels  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Mediterranean Sea south of Livorno, Tuscany, Italy and sank.[97]
Geierfels  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine south of Livorno and sank.[97]
Isolda  United Kingdom World War II: The lightship tender was bombed and sunk in St. George's Channel off Carnsore Point, County Wexford, Ireland by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of six crew.[24][97]
Jacob Maersk  Denmark The cargo ship sank off Copenhagen.[121]
HMT Proficient  Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground at Whitby, Yorkshire and was wrecked.[122]
Rhône France Vichy French Navy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk by mistake in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Juby, Morocco by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 11 crew.[123]
Sfax France Vichy French Navy World War II: The Redoutable-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk by mistake in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Juby, Morocco by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 69 crew.[124]

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Carlton  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 260: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (54°30′N 18°30′W / 54.500°N 18.500°W / 54.500; -18.500) by Pietro Calvi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 31 crew.[97][125]
Consul Poppe  Nazi Germany The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Royal Air Force aircraft off Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.[24][126]
HMS LCP(L) 30  Royal Navy World War II: The landing craft was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[24]
Overdale  United Kingdom World War II: The hopper barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of three crew.[97][24]

21 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Anvers  Nazi Germany World War II: The ship was towing a barge on a convoy from Granville to Jersey Channel Islands when it got into difficulties and ended up sinking on the Chausey islands.[127]
Charles Pratt  Panama World War II: The tanker was torpoedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Sierra Leone (8°26′N 16°50′W / 8.433°N 16.833°W / 8.433; -16.833) by U-68 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Gascony and Langleegorse (both  United Kingdom).[97][128][129]
Innisfallen  Ireland
Innisfallen

World War II: The ferry struck a mine off the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of four of the 220 people on board.

HMS LCP(L) 30  Royal Navy World War II: The Landing Craft Personnel (Large) was lost on this date.[130]
Mangen  Sweden World War II: Convoy OG 47: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west of Oporto, Portugal (40°45′N 16°50′W / 40.750°N 16.833°W / 40.750; -16.833) by Mocenigo ( Regia Marina) with the loss of eight crew. Survivors were rescued by Garm ( Sweden).[131]
Norge  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of the Kerkennah Islands (34°39′N 10°48′E / 34.650°N 10.800°E / 34.650; 10.800) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 815 and 819 squadrons, Fleet Air Arm based on HMS Illustrious ( Royal Navy).[97][132]
Peuceta  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of the Kerkennah Islands (34°39′N 10°48′E / 34.650°N 10.800°E / 34.650; 10.800) by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 815 and 819 squadrons, Fleet Air Arm based on HMS Illustrious ( Royal Navy).[97][132]
River Thames  United Kingdom The tug sank in the Thames Estuary north of Sheerness, Kent (51°28′N 0°46′E / 51.467°N 0.767°E / 51.467; 0.767) with the loss of three crew.[97][133]
Silvio  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[97]
HMS Sun IX  Royal Navy The naval tug sank in the Thames Estuary north of Sheerness with the loss of three crew.[97][134]
TIC 12  United Kingdom The barge struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary (51°28′N 0°46′E / 51.467°N 0.767°E / 51.467; 0.767). All crew were rescued.[97]

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Anthippi N Michalos  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 15: The cargo ship collided with Beaverdale ( United Kingdom) in Caernarvon Bay, Wales (53°10′N 5°03′W / 53.167°N 5.050°W / 53.167; -5.050) and sank.[112][135]
Antonietta  Italy World War II: The sailing boat was rammed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea off Brindisi by Papanikolis ( Royal Hellenic Navy).[97][24]
HMS H31  Royal Navy The H-class submarine foundered at Campbeltown, Argyllshire. She was raised on 25 December. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[97]
HMS Hyperion  Royal Navy World War II: The H-class destroyer struck a mine in the Mediterranean Sea off Pantelleria, east of Cape Bon in the Strait of Sicily and was damaged. She was taken in tow by HMS Ilex ( Royal Navy), but later scuttled by HMS Janus ( Royal Navy) (37°40′N 11°31′E / 37.667°N 11.517°E / 37.667; 11.517). Two of her 146 crew were killed.[136]
MAC 7  Royal Navy The mooring attendant craft sank at Portsmouth, Hampshire. Refloated, but declared a total loss in January 1941 following a fire.[97]
Poolgarth  United Kingdom World War II: The tug struck a mine in the River Mersey at Liverpool, Lancashire and sank with the loss of all seven crew.[97][137]
San Giorgio  Italy World War II: The auxiliary schooner was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by Papanikolis ( Royal Hellenic Navy).[24]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Breda  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Loch Etive, Scotland (56°29′12″N 5°25′00″W / 56.48667°N 5.41667°W / 56.48667; -5.41667) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued.[97][24]
Fratelli Cairoli  Regia Marina World War II: The Rosolino Pilo-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Misrata, Libya.[45]
HMT Pelton  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°31′41″N 2°04′15″E / 52.52806°N 2.07083°E / 52.52806; 2.07083) by S-23 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 crew.[97][138]
Stad Maastricht  Netherlands World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea south east of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex (52°35′N 2°03′E / 52.583°N 2.050°E / 52.583; 2.050) by S-59 ( Kriegsmarine). She was taken in tow by Kenia, Krooman and Norman (all  United Kingdom) but sank.[97][139]
HMS Warwick  Royal Navy World War II: The W-class destroyer struck a mine in Liverpool Bay off the Bar Lightship ( United Kingdom) and was severely damaged. She was beached off Liverpool, Lancashire. Subsequently repaired and returned to service in March 1942.[97]
Ystroom  Netherlands World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in Liverpool Bay off Southport, Lancashire (53°37′N 3°25′W / 53.617°N 3.417°W / 53.617; -3.417). All crew were rescued.[97][140]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1940
Ship Country Description
British Premier  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 60: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (6°20′N 13°20′W / 6.333°N 13.333°W / 6.333; -13.333) by U-65 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 32 of her 45 crew. 9 survivors were rescued by HMS Hawkins ( Royal Navy) on January 3, and 4 by HMS Faulknor ( Royal Navy) on 3 February.
Firenze  Italy World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea off Sazan Island, Albania (40°34′N 19°02′E / 40.567°N 19.033°E / 40.567; 19.033) by Papanikolis ( Royal Hellenic Navy). Sixty-three of the 800 troops on board were killed.[97][24]
HMS Mercury  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and was damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south of Ireland. She sank the next day whilst under tow by HMS Goatfell ( Royal Navy).[97][141]
HMS Pelton  Royal Navy World War II: The minesweeping trawler was torpedoed and sunk off Great Yarmouth by S-28 ( Kriegsmarine).[142]

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Jumna  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (44°51′N 27°45′W / 44.850°N 27.750°W / 44.850; -27.750) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine).

26 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Baden  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean (44°00′N 25°07′W / 44.000°N 25.117°W / 44.000; -25.117) by HMS Bonaventure ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled.[97][143]
MAC 5  Royal Navy World War II: The motor (or minesweeper) attendant craft, a former BPB 60-foot-class motor torpedo boat, struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Essex with the loss of four crew.[97]
Tireremo Diritto  Regia Marina World War II: The schooner was captured in the Mediterranean Sea off Bardia, Italian Libya by HMAS Waterhen ( Royal Australian Navy) and scuttled.
HMT True Accord  Royal Navy World War II:The naval trawler sank in the North Sea off Happisburgh, Norfolk as a result of a collision with HMT Saronta ( Royal Navy).[144][97]
Waiotira  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of Rockall, Inverness-shire by U-95 ( Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned. She was torpedoed and sunk the next day by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine). One of the 90 people on board was killed. Survivors were rescued by HMS Mashona ( Royal Navy).[97][145]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Araby  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary south west of Southend, Essex with the loss of six crew.[97][146][147]
Ardabhan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 263: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine). She was later torpedoed and sunk by Enrico Tazzoli ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 40 crew.[97][148]
Arnfinn Jarl  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk off Egersund, Rogaland by Royal Air Force aircraft. Later raised, repaired and returned to service.[149]
Kinnaird Head  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine in the Thames Estuary and sank north of Sheerness, Kent with the loss of six crew.[150]
Risanger  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (12°30′N 21°30′W / 12.500°N 21.500°W / 12.500; -21.500) by U-65 ( Kriegsmarine). All 29 crew were rescued by Belinda ( Norway).[97][151]

29 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1940
Ship Country Description
Adriana  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Freiburg, Lower Saxony.[152]
Monarch  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[97]
PLM-23  Nazi Germany The cargo ship ran aground in the Wadden Sea off Scharhörn and was wrecked.[153]
Proteus  Royal Hellenic Navy World War II: The submarine was rammed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea, east of Brindisi 40°31′N 19°02′E / 40.517°N 19.033°E / 40.517; 19.033) by Antares ( Regia Marina).[24][97]
Sardegna  Regia Marina World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea, east of Brindisi (40°31′N 19°02′E / 40.517°N 19.033°E / 40.517; 19.033) by Proteus ( Royal Hellenic Navy).[97][154][155]

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1940
Ship Country Description
HMT Bandolero  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler collided with HMS Waterhen ( Royal Navy) off Solum, Libya and sank.[156]
Baron Ardrossan  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Barra, Outer Hebrides and was wrecked.[157]
Bodnant  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 264: The cargo ship was sunk in a collision with City of Bedford ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 60°03′N 23°01′W / 60.050°N 23.017°W / 60.050; -23.017).[97][158][159][160]
Calcium  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and then collided with Sodium ( United Kingdom) and later sank in Liverpool Bay (53°25′N 3°45′W / 53.417°N 3.750°W / 53.417; -3.750) with the loss of one of her nine crew.[97][161]
City of Bedford  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 58: The cargo ship was sunk in a collision with Bodnant ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 60°03′N 23°01′W / 60.050°N 23.017°W / 60.050; -23.017). 48 crewmen killed.[97][158][159][160]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1940
Ship Country Description
British Zeal  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (15°40′N 20°43′W / 15.667°N 20.717°W / 15.667; -20.717) by U-65 ( Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her 50 crew. The ship was still afloat the next day and the crew reboarded her. She was later towed to Freetown, Sierra Leone by HMS Hudson ( Royal Navy). British Zeal was repaired and returned to service in February 1942.[162]
Porjus  Nazi Germany World War II: The cargo ship collided with another vessel off Brunsbüttel, Schleswig-Holstein and sank.[97]
Quinto  Italy World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Adriatic Sea, off Antivari, Yugoslavia by Katsonis ( Royal Hellenic Navy).[154]
St Fergus  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel in the North Sea east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire and sank.[163]
Valparaiso  Sweden World War II: Convoy HX 97: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom (60°01′N 23°00′W / 60.017°N 23.000°W / 60.017; -23.000) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 35 people on board.[164]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1940
Ship Country Description
Rita United Kingdom Australia The ketch ran aground on Cape Barren Island and was wrecked.[165]
HMS Triton  Royal Navy World War II: The T-class submarine was probably sunk in the Strait of Otranto, Italy by mines, possibly around the 18th but could have been as early as the 6th.

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  104. ^ "HMS Carry Onm (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
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  115. ^ "HMT Refundo (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
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  117. ^ "SS Amicus (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
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  145. ^ "MV Waiotira (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 15 November 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