List of shipwrecks in July 1941

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

July 1941
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1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Adjutant  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer suffered engine failure off the Chatham Islands. She was scuttled by Komet ( Kriegsmarine).
Bystryi  Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer struck a mine at Sevastopol and was beached.[1][2]
HMT Devon County  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary (51°28′51″N 0°59′14″E / 51.48083°N 0.98722°E / 51.48083; 0.98722) with the loss of three crew.[2][3]
Homefire  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea (53°05′30″N 1°28′00″E / 53.09167°N 1.46667°E / 53.09167; 1.46667) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of two crew.[2]
Imanta  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship ran aground in the eastern Gulf of Finland, later a total loss.[4]
T-299 Imanta  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk by a mine in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia.[1]
M-81  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank on the Laine Bank, off Vormsi,Estonia in the Baltic Sea (59°09′N 22°58′E / 59.150°N 22.967°E / 59.150; 22.967) .[1]
M-3134  Kriegsmarine World War II: The naval drifter/auxiliary minesweeper was mined and sunk off Libau.[5]
HMS Malvernian  Royal Navy World War II: The armed boarding vessel was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (47°37′N 19°07′W / 47.617°N 19.117°W / 47.617; -19.117) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 24 of her 164 crew. The ship was abandoned, but remained afloat until 19 July when she was scuttled. Survivors were rescued by HMS Scarborough ( Royal Navy), Kriegsmarine minesweepers or reached the Spanish coast in lifeboats.[2]
HNoMS MTB 5  Royal Norwegian Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was wrecked by an accidental engine room explosion in the United Kingdom. Four crewmen were killed.[6]
Strathgairn  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Barra Head, Outer Hebrides with the loss of five of her 11 crew.[2]
Toronto City  United Kingdom World War II: The weather ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (47°03′N 30°00′W / 47.050°N 30.000°W / 47.050; -30.000) by U-108 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 43 crew.[2][7]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Città di Tripoli  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°41′50″N 24°15′50″E / 37.69722°N 24.26389°E / 37.69722; 24.26389) by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[2]
Robert L Holt  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (24°15′N 20°00′W / 24.250°N 20.000°W / 24.250; -20.000) by U-69 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 56 crew.[2][8]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Everiga  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Pyarnu by the Red Army.[9]
Felipe Crespi  Spain World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Genoa, Liguria, Italy.[10]
Imanta  Soviet Navy World War II: The Transport was mined and beached in the Baltic Sea off Suursari. Scrapped post war.[11]
KOL 72  Kriegsmarine World War II:The naval trawler struck a mine and sank at Kołobrzeg, Poland.[12]
Laura Cosulich  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Calabria (37°55′N 15°44′E / 37.917°N 15.733°E / 37.917; 15.733) by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy).[2]
No. 12  Soviet Navy World War II: The G-5-class motor torpedo boat was lost on this date.[13]
HMT Receptive  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°20′50″N 0°54′35″E / 51.34722°N 0.90972°E / 51.34722; 0.90972) with the loss of one crew member.[2]
HMT Rosme  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°34′12″N 1°03′00″E / 51.57000°N 1.05000°E / 51.57000; 1.05000).[2]

4 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Akranes  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Bridlington, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[14]
Auditor  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (25°33′N 28°23′W / 25.550°N 28.383°W / 25.550; -28.383) by U-123 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 76 crew. Survivors reached the Azores and Cape Verde Islands, Portugal in their lifeboats.[2][15]
Balfron  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) off Ravenscar, Yorkshire with the loss of four crew.[2]
Lunan  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°26′48″N 3°10′24″W / 51.44667°N 3.17333°W / 51.44667; -3.17333) with the loss of five of her six crew.[2]
St Didier France Vichy France World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was sunk off Adalia, Turkey by Fairey Albacore aircraft of the Royal Air Force whilst attempting to pass herself off as a Turkish merchant ship.[2][16]
Vyborg  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea (60°08′N 27°32′E / 60.133°N 27.533°E / 60.133; 27.533) by Vesikko ( Finnish Navy). One crewman killed.[2][17]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Advance  Norway World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk off Vågsøy, Norway, by aircraft.[18]
Anselm  UK World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (44°25′N 28°35′W / 44.417°N 28.583°W / 44.417; -28.583) by U-96 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 254 of the 1,316 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Challenger and HMS Starwort (both  Royal Navy).[2][19]
Bencruachan  UK World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the Mex High Lighthouse, Alexandria, Egypt with the loss of three crew.[2]
Fowey Rose  UK World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°51′N 5°28′W / 51.850°N 5.467°W / 51.850; -5.467) by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
Jantina  Regia Marina World War II: The submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Milos, Greece (37°39′N 25°00′E / 37.650°N 25.000°E / 37.650; 25.000) by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[2]
MO-209  Soviet Navy World War II: The MO-4-class patrol boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Gogland.[20]
Michele Bianchi  Regia Marina World War II: The Marconi-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by Tigris ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 57 crew.[2]
Rasma  Latvia World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Baltic Sea north of Ekholm. She was beached, but was destroyed on July 10 by bombing by German aircraft and torpedoeing by S-26 and S-28 (both  Kriegsmarine).[2][21]
HMS Snaefell  Royal Navy World War II: The auxiliary paddle minesweeper was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 8 miles off Sunderland (54°03′N 1°20′W / 54.050°N 1.333°W / 54.050; -1.333) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 3 crewmen.[2][22]
Stig Gorthon  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Borkum, Lower Saxony, Germany. All crew were rescued.[2]
Wyreema  United Kingdom World War II: The motor yacht was lost on board Bencruachan ( United Kingdom) when the latter ship was sunk.[2]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Dante de Lutti  Regia Marina World War II: The Naval Trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi, Libya by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[2][23]
Ninfea  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Benghazi by HMS Triumph ( Royal Navy).[2]
T-216  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia.[1]
Unknown fishing vessel  Soviet Union World War II: The sail fishing vessel was sunk with depth charges by Syosky, Vinha, and Raju (all  Finnish Navy).[24]
Westfield  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon by Luftwaffe aircraft. All 10 crew were lost. They are named on the Tower Hill Memorial Commonwealth War Graves Commission.[2][25]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Gustav Eugene  France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant, Finistère by HMS Sealion ( Royal Navy).[2]
Gustav Jeanne  France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant by HMS Sealion ( Royal Navy).[2]
HMT Lord St Vincent  Royal Navy World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex with the loss of two crew.[2][26]
Luise Bergmann  Germany World War II: The three-masted schooner struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg, Pomerania.[12][27]
Neuenfelde  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Kolberg.[2]
Petrozavodsk  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk off Kronstadt.[1]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Christus Regnat  France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant, Finistère by HMS Sealion ( Royal Navy).[2]
LI  Germany World War II: The steamer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera, Greece by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[2]
LXIV  Germany World War II: The steamer was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[2]
M-1104 Jan Hubert  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper trawler was lost in a collision off Sogne, Norway at 58°25′N 7°55′E / 58.417°N 7.917°E / 58.417; 7.917.[28]
No. 102  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[29]
RTShch-103  Soviet Navy World War II: The K-15/M-17-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[30]
RTShch-108  Soviet Navy World War II: The K-15/M-17-class river minesweeping launch was sunk on this date.[31]
Shch-206  Soviet Navy World War II: The Shchuka-class submarine was attacked and sunk by a group comprising the torpedo boat Năluca, the gunboat Stihi Eugen and three motor torpedo boats (all  Romanian Naval Forces).[32]
St Pierre d'Alacantra  France World War II: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant by HMS Sealion ( Royal Navy).[2]

9 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Blue Mermaid  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex (51°39′01″N 1°08′05″E / 51.65028°N 1.13472°E / 51.65028; 1.13472) with the loss of two crew.[2]
Designer  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°59′N 31°40′W / 42.983°N 31.667°W / 42.983; -31.667) by U-98 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 67 of her 78 crew. Survivors were rescued by Souta Princesca ( Portugal).[33]
Hansestadt Danzig  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Öland, Sweden.[2]
Inverness  United Kingdom World War II: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (42°46′N 32°45′W / 42.767°N 32.750°W / 42.767; -32.750) by U-98 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 43 crew. Survivors reached the Azores, Portugal in their lifeboats.[34]
LV  Germany World War II: The ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera, Greece by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[2]
LVI  Germany World War II: The ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[2]
L 12  Germany World War II: The ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Kithera by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy).[2]
Nalim  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk off Guba Zapadnaya Litsa in a Luftwaffe air raid.[1][12]
Preußen  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Öland.[2]
Tannenberg  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea east of Öland.[2]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Celano  Royal Navy World War II: The tender to HMS Tedworth ( Royal Navy) struck a mine and sank with the loss of all six crew.[2]
Hermes  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted by HMS Canton ( Royal Navy) 300 nautical miles (560 km) off St. Paul and was scuttled by her crew.[2]
Isabella Fowlie  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east of the Longstone Lighthouse by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
M-23  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was mined, damaged, and beached in the Irben Strait. Raised, repaired, and returned to service.[5]
M-205  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was mined and sunk in the Irben Strait.[5] She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[12][5]
Rasma  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was damaged by a mine and abandoned in the Baltic Sea. She was sunk by S 26 and S 28 (both  Kriegsmarine).[5]
Svint  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) north west of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°38′26″N 4°57′12″W / 50.64056°N 4.95333°W / 50.64056; -4.95333) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one of her 21 crew.[2][35]
Strombo  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea by HMS Torbay ( Royal Navy). She was declared a total loss.[12]
UJ 113 Nordmark  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary submarine chaser was sunk on this date.[36]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1941
Ship Country Description
BKA-111  Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat was shelled and sunk by Romanian forces in the Chilia branch of the Danube.[37]
BKA-134  Soviet Navy World War II: The gunboat was shelled and sunk by Romanian forces in the Chilia branch of the Danube.[38]
HMS Defender  Royal Navy World War II: The D-class destroyer was bombed and damaged off Sidi Barrani, Egypt by a Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe. She was subsequently scuttled by HMAS Vendetta ( Royal Australian Navy).
Kai  Germany The cargo ship struck a mine and sank. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands to Aarhus, Denmark.[39]
M-23  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type 1935 minesweeper was mined and sunk off Parnava, raised, repaired, returned to service.[40]
No. 103  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[41]
No. 501  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[42]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Molotov  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was shelled and sunk off Cape Teribirski, Kharlov by Hans Lody, Karl Galster and Friedrich Eckoldt (all ( Kriegsmarine).[2][12]
Passat  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was shelled and sunk off Cape Teribirski, Kharlov, by Hans Lody, Karl Galster and Friedrich Eckoldt (all ( Kriegsmarine).[2][43]
Patrai  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Port Said, Egypt by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was raised post-war, repaired and returned to service.[2]
Sparta  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Tripoli, Libya. Later salvaged, repaired and returned to service as a Sperrbrecher.[12]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Caldea  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of Benghazi, Libya by HMS Taku ( Royal Navy).[2]
Collingdoc  United Kingdom or ( Canada): World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex. She was refloated on 21 July, requisitioned by the Admiralty and scuttled at Scapa Flow as a blockship 28 March 1942.[2][44][45]
Deutschland  Kriegsmarine World War II: The landing ship was sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Gulf of Riga.[5]
Pegasus  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank at Beirut, Lebanon.[2]

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Aspen  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) off Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of two crew.[2]
Brodwal  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Beirut, Lebanon by Luftwaffe aircraft.[46]
Georgic  United Kingdom World War II: The troopship was bombed and damaged in the Gulf of Suez by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 26 lives. Georgic was beached and was salvaged in November.[2] Later repaired and returned to service in 1945.
Lesbian France Vichy France World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Beirut
Nikoklis  Greece World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 105 nautical miles (194 km) south west of the Azores, Portugal by Alessandro Malaspina ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 17 crew.[2]
Rupert de Larrinaga  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (36°18′N 21°11′W / 36.300°N 21.183°W / 36.300; -21.183) by Morosini ( Regia Marina). 44 crew were rescued by Campeche ( Spain).[2]
Sir John Baldwin  United Kingdom World War II: The dredger was bombed and sunk in the Danube by Soviet Air Force aircraft.[47]

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1941
Ship Country Description
A 10  Royal Navy World War II: The lighter was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (32°15′N 25°26′E / 32.250°N 25.433°E / 32.250; 25.433) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of one crew member.[48]
NMS Aurora  Romanian Naval Forces World War II: Operation München: The minelayer was sunk at Sulina by Soviet aircraft.[49]
Barbarigo  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Pantelleria (36°27′N 11°45′E / 36.450°N 11.750°E / 36.450; 11.750) by HMS P33 ( Royal Navy).[48]
Farfield  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Irish Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off South Stack, Anglesey by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight of her nine crew.
Iris  Sweden The cargo ship collided with RFA Blue Ranger ( Royal Fleet Auxiliary) in the Firth of Clyde 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Pladda, Buteshire, United Kingdom and sank.[50]
HMS Lady Somers  Royal Navy World War II: The ocean boarding vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (37°12′N 20°32′W / 37.200°N 20.533°W / 37.200; -20.533) by Morosini ( Regia Marina). All 138 crew were rescued by Campeche ( Spain).[48][51] All 175 crew were rescued.[52]
M-49  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Vladivostok.[12]
M-63  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine struck a mine and sank off Vladivostok.[12]
Nettuno  Regia Marina World War II: The patrol vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Unbeaten ( Royal Navy).[48]
HMS Prince Philippe  Royal Navy World War II: The landing ship collided with Empire Wave ( United Kingdom) off the west coast of Scotland and sank with the loss of one crew member.[48]
Vinnitsa  Soviet Navy World War II: The Zhitomir-class river monitor was shelled and damaged by German field artillery on the Berezina River and run aground off Parichi. Scuttled the next day to avoid capture.[53]
Vincenzo Padre  Regia Marina World War II: The patrol vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Taku ( Royal Navy).[48]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMMGB 90 and HMMGB 92  Royal Navy The ELCO 70-foot-class motor gun boats were destroyed by fire at Portland Harbour, Dorset.[48]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMT Fertile Vale  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel in the Firth of Tay and sank.[54]
Guelma  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (30°44′N 17°33′W / 30.733°N 17.550°W / 30.733; -17.550) by Alessandro Malaspina ( Regia Marina). All crew were rescued by HMS Thunderbolt ( Royal Navy).[48]
HMS LCT 10  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 1-class landing craft tank was bombed and damaged by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe off Sidi Barani, sinks under tow.[12][55]
Maddalena Odero  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed by a submarine south of Lampione, Italy. Beached, she was then bombed by aircraft.[56]
Virgo Fidelis  France World War II: The trawler was attacked by HMS Thrasher ( Royal Navy) in the Bay of Biscay off San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain and was beached. She was declared a total loss.[48]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Kola  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea. 3 crewmen killed, 30 rescued.[57]
TK-123  Soviet Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was bombed and sunk in the Gulf of Riga by German aircraft.[5]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Holmside  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (19°00′N 21°30′W / 19.000°N 21.500°W / 19.000; -21.500) by U-66 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 37 crew. Survivors were rescued by Sete Citades ( Portugal).[58]
NK-08 Kanonier  Kriegsmarine World War II: The escort vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Sirevåg, Norway by aircraft of 42 Squadron, Royal Air Force with the loss of 13 of her 29 crew. Survivors were rescued by Helga Ina ( Germany).[12][59]
No. 403  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1125-class armored motor gunboat was sunk on this date.[60]
Serdityi  Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelny-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the Suur Strait by a Junkers Ju 88 of Küsten-Flieger-Gruppe 806. Salvage attempts abandoned on 22 July.[43]
HMS Umpire  Royal Navy World War II: Convoy EC 47: The U-class submarine collided with HMT Peter Hendriks ( Royal Navy) off The Wash (53°09′N 1°08′E / 53.150°N 1.133°E / 53.150; 1.133) and sank with the loss of 16 of her 38 crew.

20 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Brynje  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Skagerrak off Kalundborg, Denmark (55°42′18″N 10°57′20″E / 55.70500°N 10.95556°E / 55.70500; 10.95556). Salvaged in March 1944 but declared a total loss.[61]
Shtil  Soviet Navy World War II: The patrol vessel was bombed and sunk at Guba Ura by a Junkers Ju 87 of 12 Staffel, LG 1, Luftwaffe.[1][43]
Stremitenlnyi  Soviet Navy World War II: The Gnevny-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Yekatarinskaya Gavan by a Junkers Ju 87 of 12 St., LG 1, Luftwaffe.[1][43]
HMS Union  Royal Navy World War II: The U-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south south west of Pantelleria, Italy by Circe ( Regia Marina) with the loss of all 31 crew.

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Bangalore  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided in the Atlantic Ocean (1°30′N 41°54′W / 1.500°N 41.900°W / 1.500; -41.900) with Richmond Castle. She was scuttled at 0°59′N 43°00′W / 0.983°N 43.000°W / 0.983; -43.000 by a Royal Navy ship as she was a danger to navigation.[62]
Hans Christophersen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Terschelling, Netherlands.[48]
Ida Knudsen  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°34′N 13°14′W / 34.567°N 13.233°W / 34.567; -13.233) by Luigi Torelli ( Regia Marina) with the loss of five of her 38 crew. 15 survivors were rescued by the trawler Altair ( Portugal).[48][63]
M-94  Soviet Navy World War II: The M-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Latvia (58°51′N 22°02′E / 58.850°N 22.033°E / 58.850; 22.033) by U-140 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of eight of her 19 crew. Survivors rescued by M-98 ( Soviet Navy).[64][65]
Wandsbeck  Germany World War II: The transport ship was bombed and sunk at Narvik, Norway in a British air raid.[12]

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Brarena  Italy World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Pantelleria by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 830 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[48][66]
Lachplesis  Soviet Navy World War II: The icebreaking tug was damaged by German Schnellboots. She was towed to Saaremaa where she sinks on the 29th.[5]
Meridian  Soviet Union World War II: The survey ship was shelled and sunk in the Arctic Sea between Iokanga and Teriberka, Murmansk Oblast, by Friedrich Eckoldt, Hermann Schoemann, Karl Galster, and Richard Beitzen (all  Kriegsmarine).[48]
Preußen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Pantelleria, by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 30 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm.[48]
TK-71  Soviet Navy World War II: The motor torpedo boat was sunk by German schnellboots in the Baltic Sea.[5]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Adamant  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire. She was later salvaged.[48]
Adzhariya  Soviet Union World War II: The passenger ship was bombed and sunk in the Black Sea off Odessa by Luftwaffe aircraft. 4 crewmen killed. Wreck raised and scrapped after World War II.[67]
HMS Fearless  Royal Navy World War II: The F-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Bône, Algeria by Regia Aeronautica aircraft. Her crew were rescued by HMS Forester ( Royal Navy) which then scuttled her at 37°40′N 8°20′E / 37.667°N 8.333°E / 37.667; 8.333.
M-3131 Betji  Kriegsmarine World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank at Dünarmündung.[12]
Narova  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary river gunboat was sunk on this date.[68]
Omfleet  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire.[48]
Soavita  United Kingdom World War II: The sailing barge struck a mine and sank at Hull, Yorkshire. She was later salvaged.[48]
Tirpitz  Germany World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off Cape del Arma.[48]
UJ-113 Nordmark  Kriegsmarine World War II: The submarine chaser struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Liepāja, Latvia.[69]
V-1310  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France by a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat.[48]
V 1508 Rau III  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was sunk in the English Channel south west of Boulogne.[12][70]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1941
Ship Country Description
No. 11  Soviet Navy World War II: The KM-2-class motor launch was lost on this date[71]
Vestkyst I  Norway World War I: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Skadberg, Norway, in a British air raid.[12]

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1941
Ship Country Description
B 247  Regia Marina World War II: The patrol vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Gaidero Island, Greece by HMS Tetrarch ( Royal Navy).[48]
Erlangen  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the South Atlantic off the mouth of the River Plate, Argentina/Uruguay by HMS Newcastle ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew.[48]
Kazak Poyarkov  Soviet Union The icebreaker was sunk in the Sea of Japan by mines. 30 crewmen killed, 15 rescued.[72]
Macon  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (32°48′N 26°12′W / 32.800°N 26.200°W / 32.800; -26.200) by Barbarigo ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 28 of the 49 people on board.[48]
No. 98  Soviet Navy World War II: The Project 1124/No 41-class armored motor gunboat was lost on this date.[73]

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Atlantic City  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (55°42′N 9°58′W / 55.700°N 9.967°W / 55.700; -9.967) by U-141 ( Kriegsmarine) and was abandoned by her 41 crew. She was later reboarded and reached the Clyde under her own power. Repaired and returned to service in November 1941.[74]
Botwey  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland (55°42′N 9°53′W / 55.700°N 9.883°W / 55.700; -9.883) by U-141 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued.[48]
Horn Shell  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (33°32′N 22°18′W / 33.533°N 22.300°W / 33.533; -22.300) by Barbarigo ( Regia Marina) with the loss of 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Maria Leonor ( Portugal).[48]
MAS 451  Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 451-class motor torpedo boat was bombed and sunk off Malta by Royal Air Force aircraft.[48][75]
MAS 452  Regia Marina World War II: The MAS 451-class motor torpedo boat was either bombed and sunk, or damaged and captured, off Malta by Royal Air Force aircraft.[48][76]
MO-239  Soviet Navy World War II: Battle of Bengtskär: The gunboat (one source ID her as MO-306) was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Bengtskär, Finland by Uusimaa ( Finnish Navy). 16 crewmen taken POW.[43][77]
Metallist  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk at Hanko, Finland by German shore-based artillery.[78]
R-169  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type R-151 minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Vindova. 11 crewmen killed, 12 wounded.[79]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Ben Strome  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of Fugloy, Faroe Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of all ten crew.[48]
Erato  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°10′N 17°30′W / 43.167°N 17.500°W / 43.167; -17.500) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine of her 36 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Begonia ( Royal Navy).[48][80][81]
Hawkinge  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (44°55′N 17°44′W / 44.917°N 17.733°W / 44.917; -17.733) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 15 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Sunflower and HMS Vanoc (both  Royal Navy).[82]
Inga I  Norway World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°10′N 17°30′W / 43.167°N 17.500°W / 43.167; -17.500) by U-126 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of three of her 19 crew.[48][80][83]
Kellwyn  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 43°N 17°W / 43°N 17°W / 43; -17) by U-79 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 14 of her 23 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT St Nectan ( Royal Navy).[84]
Lashplesis  Latvia World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia by a Kriegsmarine schnellboot.[85]
Lenin  Soviet Union World War II: The cargo liner was lost in the Black Sea between Sevastopol and Yalta. Minimally 49 crewmen and 900, possibly as many as 4,600, passengers killed. 45 crewmen and 600 passengers rescued.[86]
Nicita  Italy World War II: The caïque was attacked and sunk in the Aegean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Kos, Greece by HMS Tetrarch ( Royal Navy).
Smelyi  Soviet Navy World War II: The Soobrazitelny-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Riga by S-54 ( Kriegsmarine).[1][43]

28 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1941
Ship Country Description
A8  Royal Navy World War II: The lighter was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea of Bardia, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight crew.[48]
Elbing III  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Liepāja, Latvia by Soviet Air Force aircraft.[48]
Federico  Italy World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Calabria (39°28′00″N 15°52′30″E / 39.46667°N 15.87500°E / 39.46667; 15.87500) by HMS Utmost ( Royal Navy).[48]
Lapland  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (40°10′N 15°30′W / 40.167°N 15.500°W / 40.167; -15.500) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine). All 26 crew were rescued by HMS Rhododendron ( Royal Navy).[48][87]
Monteponi  Italy World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of Cape Comino, Sardinia (39°51′N 13°46′E / 39.850°N 13.767°E / 39.850; 13.767) by HMS Olympus ( Royal Navy). It sank on the next day. Wreck known to scuba divers.[48]
Norita  Sweden World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Finisterre (40°10′N 15°30′W / 40.167°N 15.500°W / 40.167; -15.500) by U-203 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 20 crew.[48][88]
R-169  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was sunk by Soviet aircraft in the Baltic Sea.[5]
Strathlochy  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) north west of Rora Head, Orkney Islands by Luftwaffe aircraft.[48]
Wrotham  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 69: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 43°N 17°W / 43°N 17°W / 43; -17) by U-561 ( Kriegsmarine). All 26 crew were rescued by HMS Fleur de Lys and HMS Rhododendron (both  Royal Navy).[48][89]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1941
Ship Country Description
Adam's Beck  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft. She sank the next day.[48]
Bernhard  Germany The cargo ship collided with Frode ( Sweden) in the North Sea off Norderney, Germany and sank.[48]
HMS LCT 8  Royal Navy World War II: The LCT Mk 1-class landing craft tank was bombed and sunk by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of I Staffen, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe and 239 Squadron, Regia Aeronautica off Sidi Barani.[12][90]
Leontes  Germany World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Ventspils, Latvia.[48]
Syzran  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minelayer was lost on this date. Later salvaged, but not recommissioned.[91]
Zaryad  Soviet Navy World War II: The minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea near the Ristna Lighthouse, Estonia.[1]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS Cachalot  Royal Navy World War II: The Grampus-class submarine was rammed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Generale Achille Papa ( Regia Marina) with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued and taken as prisoners of war.
No. 51 Zmey  Soviet Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk on this date.[92]
Pickhuben  Germany World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[48]
Rotvær  Germany World War II: Raid on Kirkenes and Petsamo: The trawler was bombed and sunk at Petsamo, Finland by Fairey Swordfish aircraft of 812 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based on HMS Furious ( Royal Navy) and Fairey Albacore aircraft of 827 Squadron, FAA, based on HMS Victorious ( Royal Navy).[93]
S-6  Soviet Navy World War II: The S-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia by Luftwaffe aircraft.[94]
Shahristan  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°19′N 25°53′W / 35.317°N 25.883°W / 35.317; -25.883) by U-371 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 65 of the 141 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Derbyshire, HMS Sunflower (both  Royal Navy), Campeche ( Spain) and Gloria ( Panama).[48][95]
Sitoebondo  Netherlands World War II: Convoy OS 1: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (35°19′N 25°53′W / 35.317°N 25.883°W / 35.317; -25.883) by U-371 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 19 of her 77 crew. Survivors were rescued by Campeche and Campero (both  Spain).[48][96]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1941
Ship Country Description
No. 46  Soviet Navy World War II: The Izhoryets-25-class minesweeper was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Tallinn, Estonia.[1]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: unknown July 1941
Ship Country Description
HMS LCA 119  Royal Navy The landing craft assault was lost sometime in July.[97]
Unnamed  Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[98]
Unnamed  Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[99]
Unnamed  Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[100]
Unnamed  Soviet Navy World War II: The incomplete Project 122A-class submarine chaser was scuttled at the 300 Yard in Kiev.[101]

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