List of shipwrecks in February 1941

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The list of shipwrecks in February 1941 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during February 1941.

February 1941
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1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Nicolaos Angelos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 59°N 17°W / 59°N 17°W / 59; -17) by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew took to the lifeboats but were not seen again.[1][2]
Kai  United Kingdom Former Estonian cargo ship struck a submerged object and sank in the Bristol Channel off Trevose Head, Cornwall.[3]
Königsberg-Preussen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Germany.[4]
Rockpool  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 19: The cargo ship ran aground on Little Cumbrae and was declared a constructive total loss. Repaired and re-entered service in 1941 as Empire Trent.[5][6]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Almond  Royal Navy World War II: The Tree-class Naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall with the loss of 19 crew.[1][7]
Pallieter  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland (55°15′N 5°18′W / 55.250°N 5.300°W / 55.250; -5.300) after her cargo shifted during a storm.[8]
The Sultan  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (51°43′N 1°26′E / 51.717°N 1.433°E / 51.717; 1.433) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of two of her 14 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Lord St Vincent ( United Kingdom).[1]
Uso  Italy World War II: The armed tug was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea between the islands of Korčula and Lastovo, Yugoslavia.[9]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Arctic Trapper  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea east of Ramsgate, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 17 crew.[1][10]
HMS Crispin  Royal Navy World War II: The ocean boarding vessel was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) west of Ireland by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 20 of her 141 crew. She sank the next day survivors were rescued by Copeland ( United Kingdom) and HMS Harvester ( Royal Navy.[1][11][12]
Dione II  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 20. The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°40′N 14°23′W / 55.667°N 14.383°W / 55.667; -14.383) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. She straggled behind the convoy and was torpedoed and sunk the next day (55°50′N 10°30′W / 55.833°N 10.500°W / 55.833; -10.500) by U-93 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 28 of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by Flowergate ( United Kingdom).[1][13][14][15]
Empire Citizen  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 279: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°12′N 23°22′W / 58.200°N 23.367°W / 58.200; -23.367) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 78 of the 83 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Clarkia ( Royal Navy).
HMS MGB 12  Royal Navy World War II: The BPB 70' Class Motor Gun Boat was damaged by a mine off Milford Haven. She sank on the 6th while under tow.[16]
HMT Midas  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent and sank.[1]
Multedo  Italy The cargo ship sank in the Gulf of Sirte.[1]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Aghios Georgios  Greece World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Suez Canal with the loss of three crew.[1]
Calafatis  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°27′N 13°40′W / 56.450°N 13.667°W / 56.450; -13.667) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of 18 of her 31 crew.[1][13][14][17]
Empire Engineer  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 54°21′N 23.°15′W / 54.350°N 23.250°W / 54.350; -23.250) by U-123 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 39 crew.
Forbach  Kriegsmarine World War II: The tanker was bombed and severely damaged at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France by Royal Air Force aircraft.[13]
Gwynwood  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber by a parachute mine with the loss of 11 crew.[1]
HMT Imbat  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands and sank.[1]
John A. Essberger  Germany World War II: The coastal tanker was bombed and sunk at Le Havre by Royal Air Force aircraft.[13]
Ringhorn  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 280: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°46′N 22°36′W / 55.767°N 22.600°W / 55.767; -22.600) by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 19 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Harvester ( Royal Navy).[1][18]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Empire Breeze  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Bondicar Rocks, off Amble, Northumberland. She was later refloated and repaired.
Ioannis M Embiricos  Greece World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship was bombed and damagd in the Atlantic Ocean (55°41′N 12°26′W / 55.683°N 12.433°W / 55.683; -12.433) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe. She sank the next day. All crew were rescued.[1][13][14]
Minnie de Larrinaga  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship at Dover, Kent.[19]
Politician  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Eriskay, Outer Hebrides and was wrecked.
Ranee  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Suez Canal with the loss of nine crew.[1]
Ryfylke  Norway World War II: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Stadlandet, Norway, by HMS Sealion ( Royal Navy). All 45 people on board were rescued by Christian Bugge ( Norway).[1][20]
Snia Amba  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Benghazi, Libya. She was later salvaged.[1]
HMT Tourmaline  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off North Foreland, Kent by Luftwaffe aircraft.[21]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Angularity  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by S 30 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew. One survivor was taken as a prisoner of war.[1]
Maplecourt  Canada World War II: Convoy SC 20: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°39′N 15°56′W / 55.650°N 15.933°W / 55.650; -15.933) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 37 crew.[1][22]
34 and 39 unknown World War II: The dredgers struck mines and sank in the Suez Canal.[13]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Bay Fisher  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north east of Bell Rock, Scotland with the loss of eight crew.[1][23]
Scottish Cooperation  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Solway Firth off Workington, Cumberland. She was beached but refloated later that day.[1]

8 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Henri Jaspar  Belgium World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Bristol Channel off Sully Island, Glamorgan, Wales (51°23′N 3°09′W / 51.383°N 3.150°W / 51.383; -3.150) and was beached to avoid her sinking. One crew member was lost. She was refloated on 23 February, repaired and returned to service.[1][24]
Ramon de Larrinaga  United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) off the coast of New Jersey, United States. She was beached the next day at Lewes, Delaware. Refloated on 26 June but declared a constructive total loss. Repaired and returned to service in 1942 as Empire Mersey.[5]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Britannic  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of one crew member.[1]
Ciss  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada. All crew survived.[25]
Courland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°53′N 13°13′W / 35.883°N 13.217°W / 35.883; -13.217) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 33 crew. Survivors were rescued by Brandenburg ( United Kingdom).[1]
Dagmar I  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe.[1]
Estrellano  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°53′N 13°13′W / 35.883°N 13.217°W / 35.883; -13.217) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Deptford ( Royal Navy)[1][26]
IV Novembre  Italy The coaster scuttled at Sirte, Libya.[1]
Jura  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of 17 crew.[1]
Kervégan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 22: The cargo ship foundered off Cape Agulhas, Nova Scotia, Canada (43°40′N 61°33′W / 43.667°N 61.550°W / 43.667; -61.550) with the loss of all 26 crew.[27][28]
Rosanna  Italy The coaster was scuttled at Sirte, Libya.[1]
Tejo  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of four of her 15 crew.[1][29]
Tenax  Italy The coaster scuttled at Sirte.[1]
Varna  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (35°42′N 14°38′W / 35.700°N 14.633°W / 35.700; -14.633) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of the Luftwaffe. All crew were rescued. Varna sank on 16 February at 44°55′N 22°30′W / 44.917°N 22.500°W / 44.917; -22.500.[1]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Boy Alan  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel in the Thames Estuary and sank.[1]
Brandenburg  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Madeira, Portugal (36°10′N 15°38′W / 36.167°N 15.633°W / 36.167; -15.633) by U-37 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 23 of her 24 crew, plus all 30 survivors from Courland ( United Kingdom). The survivor was rescued by HMS Velox ( Royal Navy).[1][30][31]
Canford Chine  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 52: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°51′N 17°35′W / 55.850°N 17.583°W / 55.850; -17.583) by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 36 crew.[1][32]
Heina  Norway World War II: Convoy SC 67: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°09′N 31°09′W / 56.150°N 31.150°W / 56.150; -31.150) by U-136 ( Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by HMCS Dauphin ( Royal Canadian Navy).[33]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Eamont  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and damaged in the North Sea (58°15′N 3°26′W / 58.250°N 3.433°W / 58.250; -3.433) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All ten crew were rescued. She came ashore the next day and broke up.[1]
Iceland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HG 53: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine).[29]
John Dunkin  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 13 nautical miles (24 km) north by east of Buckie, Aberdeenshire by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[1]
HMS Snapper  Royal Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°25′N 5°47′W / 47.417°N 5.783°W / 47.417; -5.783) by M-2, M-13 and M-25 (all  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 41 crew.[1][13]
HMSAS Southern Floe  South African Navy World War II: The naval whaler struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya with the loss of all but one crew. The survivor was rescued by HMS Voyager ( Royal Navy).[1][34]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Borgestad  Norway World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira, Portugal (37°10′N 21°20′W / 37.167°N 21.333°W / 37.167; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 31 crew.[1][35]
Caledonian  United Kingdom World War II: The fishing boat struck a mine and sank.[1]
Carso  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Kismaya, Italian Somaliland. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered British service as Empire Tana.[1]
Derrynane  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°12′N 21°20′W / 37.200°N 21.333°W / 37.200; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[1]
Integritas  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Kismaya.[1]
Gullmarn  Sweden The hulked barque was wrecked off Madeira.[36]
Marghera  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Kismaya.[1][37]
Oswestry Grange  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°10′N 21°20′W / 37.167°N 21.333°W / 37.167; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 42 crew. Survivors were rescued by Lornaston ( United Kingdom.[1]
Perseus  Greece World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°12′N 21°20′W / 37.200°N 21.333°W / 37.200; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 crew.[1][8]
René Camaleyre  Vichy France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay (43°30′N 1°42′E / 43.500°N 1.700°E / 43.500; 1.700) by HMS Tigris ( Royal Navy.[1]
Shrewsbury  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (36°12′N 20°12′W / 36.200°N 20.200°W / 36.200; -20.200) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of twenty crew.[1]
Uckermark  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted off Massawa, Italian Somaliland by HMS Hawkins ( Royal Navy).[1][38] Her crew attempted to scuttle her. She was taken in tow but subsequently sank.[37]
Warlaby  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°12′N 21°20′W / 37.200°N 21.333°W / 37.200; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all but three crew.[1]
Westbury  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Madeira (37°10′N 21°20′W / 37.167°N 21.333°W / 37.167; -21.333) by Admiral Hipper ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five crew.[1]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Arthur F Corwin  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 106: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (60°25′N 17°11′W / 60.417°N 17.183°W / 60.417; -17.183) by U-103. She was then torpedoed and sunk by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 46 crew.[1][39]
Askari  Germany World War II: The ship was torpedoed and damaged off Kismayu, Italian Somaliland by aircraft based on Eagle ( Royal Navy). She came ashore and was a total loss.[1][37]
Clea  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 106: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (60°25′N 17°10′W / 60.417°N 17.167°W / 60.417; -17.167) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 crew.[1][40]
Moncalieri  Italy World War II: Operation Composition: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged at Massawa, Italian Somaliland by aircraft based on HMS Formidable ( Royal Navy). She was later scuttled.[1]
Pensilvania  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed, shelled and sunk off Mogadishu, Italian Somaliland by HMS Hawkins, HMS Shropshire and aircraft based on Eagle (both  Royal Navy).[1][37]
HMT Rubens  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy OG 52: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°50′N 14°20′W / 48.833°N 14.333°W / 48.833; -14.333) by a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of all 21 hands.[1][13]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Belcrest  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 54°N 21°W / 54°N 21°W / 54; -21) by Michele Bianchi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 36 crew.[1][41]
Elisabeth Marie  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The coaster straggled behind the convoy. She was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°58′N 12°30′W / 54.967°N 12.500°W / 54.967; -12.500) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of one of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Ottawa ( Royal Canadian Navy).[1][13][41]
Holystone  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 284: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.[1][42]
MTB 41  Royal Navy World War II: The White 73 foot class motor torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of two crew.[1]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Alnmoor  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south west of Rockall, Inverness-shire (55°40′N 25°15′W / 55.667°N 25.250°W / 55.667; -25.250) by U-123 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands, variously reported as 42 or 55.[41][43][44]
Furão  Portugal The tug foundered at the mouth of Sado with the loss of seven crew.[45]
Marguerite  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire (53°51′N 0°25′E / 53.850°N 0.417°E / 53.850; 0.417) with Robert ( United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of two crew.[24]
Paris  United Kingdom World War II: The collier collided with Woodstock ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire (54°26′N 0°24′W / 54.433°N 0.400°W / 54.433; -0.400). She was beached on 25 February with her back broken. She was subsequently declared a total loss.[46][47]
Woodstock  United Kingdom The collier collided with André Thomé ( France) in the North Sea and sank.[48]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Coryton  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damage in the North Sea off the Farne Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached in Budle Bay with the loss of one of her 40 crew.[49]
Empire Otter  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of Hartland Point, Devon. All crew were rescued.[43]
Juventus  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north east of Kuriat Island, Tunisia by Fairey Swordfish aircraft or 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[43]
Naniwa  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°15′N 12°30′W / 52.250°N 12.500°W / 52.250; -12.500) by Focke-Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of five crew.[13][43]
HMT Ormonde  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 18 crew.[50]
HMT Southsea  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached with the loss of seven crew. She was declared a total loss.[43]
Thomas Deas  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of all hands.[43]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Ben Rein  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall with the loss of three crew.[43]
Casamance  United Kingdom
Chargeurs Réunis' Casamance

World War II: Convoy WN 83: the 5,817 GRT cargo ship ran aground in the North Sea off Skinningrove, Yorkshire (54°34′30″N 0°54′00″W / 54.57500°N 0.90000°W / 54.57500; -0.90000) with the loss of nine of her 47 crew. She broke in two and was declared a total loss.[51][52]

Edwy R Brown  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 107: The tanker straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 61°N 18°W / 61°N 18°W / 61; -18) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine). with the loss of all 50 crew.[43][53]
Empire Knoll  United Kingdom The coaster came ashore in a gale at Tynemouth, Co Durham and was wrecked.[5]
Gairsoppa  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 64: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (she was last reported at 54°00′N 14°00′W / 54.000°N 14.000°W / 54.000; -14.000) by U-101 ( Kriegsmarine with the loss of 78 of her 85 crew.
Kyle Rona  United Kingdom The coaster missing after sailing from Maryport for Portreath with a cargo of coal with the loss of 8 crew.[54][55]
Patriotismo  Portugal The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Peniche with the loss of one of her eight crew.[56]
Siamese Prince  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°53′N 12°12′W / 59.883°N 12.200°W / 59.883; -12.200) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 57 people on board.[57]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Black Osprey  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 107: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 18°10′W / 61.500°N 18.167°W / 61.500; -18.167) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 25 crew of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Mosdale ( Norway).
Herzogin  Germany World War II: The captured British cargo liner was scuttled in the South Atlantic.[58]
Marie Gilberte AD 158 France Vichy French Navy World War II:The auxiliary minesweeper was lost on this date.[59]
Middleton  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship collided with Tungsha ( Norway) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (55°07′30″N 5°27′00″W / 55.12500°N 5.45000°W / 55.12500; -5.45000). All crew survived.[41]
Seaforth  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°48′N 18°17′W / 58.800°N 18.283°W / 58.800; -18.283) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 people on board.[43][60]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Algarve  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Sheringham, Norfolk by S-102 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all hands.[43]
Benjamin Franklin  Norway World War II: convoy HX 107: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°50′N 16°30′W / 58.833°N 16.500°W / 58.833; -16.500) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine). All 36 crew were rescued by Memphis ( Egypt),[43][61] but would be lost when that vessel foundered on 28 February.[62]
Empire Blanda  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 107: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 40 crew.
Enak  Germany World War II: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Ems.[13]
Fulham II  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached. She was later refloated and towed to Jarrow, Northumberland.[43]
Gracia  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 287: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°39′N 7°24′W / 59.650°N 7.400°W / 59.650; -7.400 by a Focke Wulf Fw 200 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. All 48 crew were rescued.[43][63]
Guilvinec  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of Saint Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique (44°48′N 3°01′W / 44.800°N 3.017°W / 44.800; -3.017) by HMS Tigris ( Royal Navy).[64]
Housatonic  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 287: The tanker was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°39′N 7°24′W / 59.650°N 7.400°W / 59.650; -7.400 by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of three crew.[43]
Jacobsen  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques by HMS Tigris ( Royal Navy).[43]
Jessmore  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another ship and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Ireland.[65]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Duquesna  Germany World War II: The captured British cargo ship was scuttled at Mogadishu, Italian Somaliland.[43]
Fort Médine  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SC 21: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel off Swansea, Glamorgan (51°35′N 3°56′W / 51.583°N 3.933°W / 51.583; -3.933 with the loss of one of her 47 crew.[41][43] She was on a voyage from Wabana, Newfoundland to Swansea, Glamorgan.[66]
Grigorios C II  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the Indian Ocean west of the Seychelles by Admiral Scheer ( Kriegsmarine). All 27 crew were rescued and made prisoners of war.[43]
Marjory M Hastie  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine off the mouth of the Tyne and was beached at Whitburn, Co Durham. She was refloated on 14 March.[43]
HMT Ouse  Royal Navy World War II: The Mersey-class Naval trawler struck a mine in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya and sank with the loss of 12 of her 21 crew.[67]
Rigmor  United Kingdom The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel off Falmouth, Cornwall (49°54′N 5°51′W / 49.900°N 5.850°W / 49.900; -5.850) by an aircraft of Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe. All twenty crew were rescued by HMS Clare ( Royal Navy).[13][43][68][69]
Queenforth  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Swansea, Glamorgan by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was raised in 1942.[43]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Canadian Cruiser  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (6°36′S 47°18′E / 6.600°S 47.300°E / -6.600; 47.300) by Admiral Scheer ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued and made prisoners of war.[43]
HMT Lincoln City  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Tórshavn, Faroe Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft.[43]
Scottish Standard  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Western Approaches by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by HMS Montgomery ( Royal Navy).[70]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1941
Ship Country Description
A D Huff  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by German battleship Gneisenau ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[43]
Harlesden  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°18′W / 47.200°N 40.300°W / 47.200; -40.300) by German battleship Gneisenau ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of seven crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[43]
Kantara  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by German battleship Gneisenau ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were taken as prisoners of war.[24][43]
Lustrous  United Kingdom World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by German battleship Scharnhorst ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were taken as prisoners of war.[43]
Marcello  Regia Marina World War II: The Marcello-class submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides, Scotland by HMS Montgomery ( Royal Navy).[43]
Rantau Pandjang  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean (8°24′S 51°35′E / 8.400°S 51.583°E / -8.400; 51.583) by Admiral Scheer ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[43]
Scottish Standard  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 287: The tanker straggled behind the convoy after being bombed and damaged by a Focke Wulf Fw 200 Kondor aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe on 20 February. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°20′N 16°12′W / 59.333°N 16.200°W / 59.333; -16.200) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Montgomery ( Royal Navy).[13][43][71]
Texelstroom  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) off the coast of Iceland (63°15′N 20°30′W / 63.250°N 20.500°W / 63.250; -20.500) by U-108 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 25 crew.[43][72]
HMS Terror  Royal Navy World War II: The Erebus-class monitor was bombed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya by Regia Aeronautica aircraft. She then struck two mines. She was again bombed by Regia Aeronautica aircraft the next day and was taken in tow by HMS Fareham and HMS Salvia (both  Royal Navy). She sank on 24 February off Dernia, Libya. All crew were rescued by HMS Salvia.[43]
Trelawny  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°12′N 40°13′W / 47.200°N 40.217°W / 47.200; -40.217) by German battleship Gneisenau ( Kriegsmarine).

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Anglo Peruvian  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by Harberton ( United Kingdom).[43][73]
Cape Nelson  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine).[43]
Huntingdon  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°25′N 20°23′W / 58.417°N 20.383°W / 58.417; -20.383) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued by Papalemos ( Greece).[43]
HMS Manistee  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy OB 288: The Ocean Boarding Vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°55′N 20°50′W / 58.917°N 20.833°W / 58.917; -20.833) by U-107 ( Kriegsmarine) and Michele Bianchi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 141 crew.[43]
Marslew  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°18′N 21°30′W / 59.300°N 21.500°W / 59.300; -21.500) by U-95 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by Empire Cheetah ( United Kingdom)[43][74]
Shoal Fisher  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel (50°40′N 4°50′W / 50.667°N 4.833°W / 50.667; -4.833). All crew were rescued.[43]
Silvia Tripcovich  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Kuriat Island, Tunisia (33°34′N 11°45′E / 33.567°N 11.750°E / 33.567; 11.750) by HMS Upright ( Royal Navy).[43]
Svein Jarl  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-95 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 22 crew.[75]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1941
Ship Country Description
British Gunner  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 289: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 273 nautical miles (506 km) north East of Cape Wrath, Sutherland (61°09′N 12°04′W / 61.150°N 12.067°W / 61.150; -12.067) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Petunia ( Royal Navy).[43][76]
Cape Nelson  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Iceland (59°30′N 21°00′W / 59.500°N 21.000°W / 59.500; -21.000) by U-95 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four of her 38 crew. The survivors were rescued by Haberton ( United Kingdom).[77][78]
HMS Dainty  Royal Navy World War II: The D-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of III Staffeln, Lehrgeschwader 1 with the loss of 16 of her 145 crew.
Grootekerk  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 56°N 25°W / 56°N 25°W / 56; -25) by U-123 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 52 crew.[43][79]
Jonathan Holt  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 289: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°10′N 11°55′W / 61.167°N 11.917°W / 61.167; -11.917) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 51 of her 57 crew. Survivors were rescued by Copeland ( United Kingdom and HMS Petunia ( Royal Navy).[43][80]
Linaria  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 61°N 25°W / 61°N 25°W / 61; -25) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[81]
Louis Charles Schiaffino  Free France World War II: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Philippeville by Heinkel He 111 aircraft of II Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe.[13]
Mansepool  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 289: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°01′N 12°00′W / 61.017°N 12.000°W / 61.017; -12.000) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Petunia ( Royal Navy) and Thomas Holt ( United Kingdom).[43][82]
Nailsea Lass  United Kingdom World War II: convoy SLS 64: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 36 crew. Two of the survivors were taken as prisoners of war. The rest reached land in their lifeboats.[43][83]
Sirikishna  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 58°N 21°W / 58°N 21°W / 58; -21) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 crew.[43][84]
Temple Moat  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 288: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (59°27′N 20°20′W / 59.450°N 20.333°W / 59.450; -20.333) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 42 crew.[85]
Waynegate  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°50′N 21°47′W / 58.833°N 21.783°W / 58.833; -21.783) by U-73 ( Kriegsmarine). All 41 crew were rescued by Léopard ( Marine Nationale).[43][86]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Armando Diaz  Regia Marina World War II: The Condottieri-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sfax, Tunisia (33°34′N 11°45′E / 33.567°N 11.750°E / 33.567; 11.750) by HMS Upright ( Royal Navy).[43]
HMS Exmoor  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy FN 417: The Hunt-class destroyer was either mined or torpedoed by S-30 ( Kriegsmarine), in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and sunk with the loss of 104 of her 136 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Commander Evans ( United Kingdom) and HMS Shearwater ( Royal Navy)
Globe  United Kingdom World War II: The Thames barge struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent with the loss of two crew.[43]
HMS Sarna  Royal Navy World War II: The naval whaler struck a mine and was beached in the Suez Canal with the loss of one crew member.[43]
Simaloer  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Luftwaffe aircraft. Thirty-nine survivors were rescued by the trawler Baldur (Light Blue Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland).[87]
Torgeir I  Norway The cargo ship was holed by ice and sank in the Skagerrak 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the Grønningen Lighthouse.[88][89]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Amstelland  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (54°12′N 16°00′W / 54.200°N 16.000°W / 54.200; -16.000) by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow by abandoned on 28 February and sank.[43]
Beursplein  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (54°12′N 16°00′W / 54.200°N 16.000°W / 54.200; -16.000) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 21 crew. She was abandoned and sank the next day.[43]
Brackelier  United Kingdom World War II: The motor barge struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire. She was towing dumb barge Monarch, ( United Kingdom) which also struck a mine and sank. A total of three crew were lost from the two vessels.[43]
Borgland  Norway World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Rockall, UK (55°50′N 14°00′W / 55.833°N 14.000°W / 55.833; -14.000) by U-47 ( Kriegsmarine). All 32 crew were rescued by HMS Pimpernel ( Royal Navy).[43][90]
Göteborg  Sweden World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Iceland by U-70 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 23 crew.[43][91]
Kasongo  Belgium World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Rockall (55°50′N 14°20′W / 55.833°N 14.333°W / 55.833; -14.333) by U-47 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Campanula ( Royal Navy).[24][43][92]
Kyriakoula  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°02′N 16°25′W / 55.033°N 16.417°W / 55.033; -16.417) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[43]
Llanwern  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°07′N 17°06′W / 54.117°N 17.100°W / 54.117; -17.100 by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 27 crew.[43]
Mahanada  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°07′N 17°06′W / 54.117°N 17.100°W / 54.117; -17.100 by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of three crew.[43]
Melmore Head  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°07′N 16°00′W / 55.117°N 16.000°W / 55.117; -16.000) and was abandoned. She was taken in tow and beached in Kames Bay, Isle of Bute on 5 March. Later beached at Rothesay Bay awaiting repairs.[43]
Minorca  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk (53°04′N 1°23′E / 53.067°N 1.383°E / 53.067; 1.383) by S-28 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 of the 22 people on board.[43]
Rydboholm  Sweden World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°32′N 14°24′W / 55.533°N 14.400°W / 55.533; -14.400) by U-47 ( Kriegsmarine. She was then bombed and sunk at 55°48′N 14°25′W / 55.800°N 14.417°W / 55.800; -14.417 by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 28 crew were rescued by HMS Pimpernel ( Royal Navy).[43][93]
Schaumburg-Lippe  Germany World War II: The lugger struck a mine and sank in the Ems.[13][43]
Solferino  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°02′N 16°25′W / 55.033°N 16.417°W / 55.033; -16.417) by Focke Wulf Fw 200 Kondon aircraft of the Luftwaffe with the loss of three of her 31 crew.[43][94]
Swinburne  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°00′N 16°58′W / 54.000°N 16.967°W / 54.000; -16.967 by Luftwaffe aircraft. All crew were rescued.[43]
Teneriffa  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel (51°30′N 4°55′W / 51.500°N 4.917°W / 51.500; -4.917) by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 36 crew were rescued by Perdita ( United Kingdom).[43][95]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Adele Ohlrogge  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Jade Bight.[43]
Cape Clear  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 108: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the River Mersey.[96]
Christabelle  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (61°27′N 6°05′W / 61.450°N 6.083°W / 61.450; -6.083) with the loss of ten crew.[43]
Noss Head  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship sank in the North Sea off Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire.[43]
Empire Tiger  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 109: The cargo ship was reported in the Atlantic Ocean heading for the Clyde. No further trace, lost with all hands.[5][97]
Old Charlton  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the English Channel (51°57′N 1°40′W / 51.950°N 1.667°W / 51.950; -1.667) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member. The survivors were rescue by Catherine Hawksfield ( United Kingdom).[23][43]
Ramb I  Regia Marina
Ramb I

World War II: Action of 27 February 1941: The auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean off the Maldive Islands by HMNZS Leander (United Kingdom (Royal New Zealand Navy). 112 survivors were rescued by HMNZS Leander.

HMT Remillo  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Humber with the loss of 17 crew.[43][98]
Stanwold  United Kingdom The cargo ship was last sighted in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west south west of Selsey Bill, West Sussex.[43][64]
Stjørnfjord  Norway The auxiliary schooner ran aground at Madsøgalten, Leka, Norway, and was wrecked.[99][100]

28 February[edit]

For the sinking of the drifter New Comet on this day, see the entry for 23 November 1940
List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1941
Ship Country Description
Anchises  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west of Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland (55°30′N 13°17′W / 55.500°N 13.283°W / 55.500; -13.283) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 16 lives. The survivors were rescued by HMCS Assiniboine ( Royal Canadian Navy) and HMS Kingcup ( Royal Navy).[43]
Baltistan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OB 290: The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°52′N 19°55′W / 51.867°N 19.917°W / 51.867; -19.917) by Michele Bianchi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 51 of the 69 people on board.[43]
Bore VIII  Finland The cargo ship foundered in the Hubertgat, off the coast of Lower Saxony, Germany.[101]
Cabenda  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel off Swansea, Glamorgan (51°34′N 3°54′W / 51.567°N 3.900°W / 51.567; -3.900) with the loss of one crew member.[43] She was on a voyage from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex to Briton Ferry, Glamorgan.[66]
Effna  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°30′N 15°45′W / 61.500°N 15.750°W / 61.500; -15.750) by U-108 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 34 crew.[43][102]
Holmelea  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HX 109: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (54°24′N 17°25′W / 54.400°N 17.417°W / 54.400; -17.417) by U-47 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 28 of her 39 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Baldur ( Iceland).[43][87]
MASB 3  Royal Navy World War II: The Motor Anti-Submarine Boat struck a mine and was beached in the Suez Canal. She was refloated on 3 March and towed to Suez, Egypt.[43]
Memphis  Egypt The cargo foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (56°40′N 10°20′W / 56.667°N 10.333°W / 56.667; -10.333) with the loss of all on board.[62]
Persier  Belgium The cargo ship ran aground off Myrdalladur, Iceland, during a storm and was severely damaged. She was later refloated and towed to Reykjavík for repairs.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1941
Ship Country Description
Thor  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Thor class River Gunboat was sunk at Vlissingen by Allied aircraft sometime in February.[103]

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Ship events in 1941
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Shipwrecks: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946