List of shipwrecks in November 1939

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The list of shipwrecks in November 1939 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during November 1939. Most of the ships listed here were lost in connection with World War II.

November 1939
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Mervyn  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank in the Bristol Channel off St Davids, Pembrokeshire.[1]
Mim  Norway The cargo ship ran aground on Reef Dyke Skerry, North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands (59°21′00″N 2°22′16″W / 59.35000°N 2.37111°W / 59.35000; -2.37111) whilst on her maiden voyage. She broke up the next day.[2][3][4]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Canada  Denmark World War II: The cargo liner struck a mine in the North Sea off Holmpton, Yorkshire (53°42′24″N 0°07′06″E / 53.70667°N 0.11833°E / 53.70667; 0.11833) and sank. All 64 crew were rescued by Ringhorn ( Norway).[5][6][7]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Mercia  Sweden The cargo ship sank in the Baltic Sea off Bornholm, Denmark.[8]
Nicolaos M Embiricos  Greece World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off the Goodwin Sands, Kent near the Sandettie Lightship ( United Kingdom with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued by the North Goodwin Lightship ( United Kingdom and a Dutch ship.[2][9]
Sig  Norway World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank off the mouth of the Humber (53°43′N 0°17′E / 53.717°N 0.283°E / 53.717; 0.283) with the loss of three of her 19 crew. Survivors were rescued by the fishing boat Ellen M ( United Kingdom).[5][10]

6 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Hansi  Norway The cargo ship ran aground in the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom and was wrecked. All crew survived.[11]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1939
Ship Country Description
HMT Kingston Arogonite  Royal Navy sank.[12]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Carmarthen Coast  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Seaham, Co Durham with the loss of two of her 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by the Seaham lifeboat.[2][13][14]
Pacific Coast  United Kingdom The cargo ship was sunk by an onboard explosion at Brest, Finistère, France.[15]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Arne Kjøde  Norway World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis(58°51′N 8°07′W / 58.850°N 8.117°W / 58.850; -8.117 by U-41 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 39 crew. She broke in two and was later scuttled by Royal Navy ships. The bow section was taken in tow by HMS Guardian and HMS Isis (both  Royal Navy). The crew were rescued by HMS Isis, which shelled and sunk the bow section at 59°06′N 6°55′W / 59.100°N 6.917°W / 59.100; -6.917 on 15 November. The stern section was scuttled by HMS Chitral ( Royal Navy) at 59°20′N 7°12′W / 59.333°N 7.200°W / 59.333; -7.200).[2][12][16][17]
HMT Cape Comorin  Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground at Whitby, Yorkshire and was wrecked. Later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[18]
Cresswell  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isle of Lewis by U-41 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of six of her 13 crew. Survivors were rescued by U-41 and later transferred to the trawler Phyllisia ( United Kingdom).[2][12][19][20]
Deerpool  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship ran aground 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Spurn Head, Yorkshire and sank. All crew were rescued. The wreck was dispersed in 1948.[21]
Elsie  Finland The cargo ship ran aground on Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands and broke her back, a total loss.[22]
Fireglow  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck the wreck of Canada ( Denmark in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Holmpton, Yorkshire (53°40′N 0°17′E / 53.667°N 0.283°E / 53.667; 0.283) and sank. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[5]
Loire  Free France The cargo ship departed from Oran, Algeria for Dunkerque, Nord. She subsequently foundered off Málaga, Spain.[23]
Mecklenburg  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Faroe Islands (62°37′N 10°36′W / 62.617°N 10.600°W / 62.617; -10.600) by HMS Delhi ( Royal Navy). She was scuttled at 63°09′N 11°38′W / 63.150°N 11.633°W / 63.150; -11.633). All 63 crew were rescued by HMS Delhi.[2]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1939
Ship Country Description
HMS Blanche  Royal Navy World War II: The B-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary with the loss of two crew. Survivors were rescued by the tugs Fabia & Lady Brassey and the trawler Kesterel (all  United Kingdom).[24]
Loire  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Málaga, Spain (36°16′N 2°13′W / 36.267°N 2.217°W / 36.267; -2.217) by U-26 ( Kriegsmarine).[12][25]
M-41  Kriegsmarine became stranded in the North Sea.[12]
M-132  Kriegsmarine World War II: The minesweeper was damaged by the explosion of a depth charge in the North Sea off List, Schleswig-Holstein and was beached. She was declared a total loss.[2]
Matra  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy HXF 7: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of 16 crew. The ship was beached.[2][26]
Parana  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Denmark Strait (65°48′N 25°19′W / 65.800°N 25.317°W / 65.800; -25.317) by HMS Newcastle ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled. The crew were rescued by HMS Newcastle.[2][27]
Ponzano  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Margate, Kent (51°29′N 1°25′E / 51.483°N 1.417°E / 51.483; 1.417). The crew were rescued by two Norwegian fishing boats.[2][28][29]
Sirdhana  United Kingdom World War II: The sunk by a mine 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) outside Singapore Harbour with the loss of 20 lives.[30]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Alaska  France The cargo ship collided with Dotterel ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) south east of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom). Alaska sank early the next day with the loss of two crew. Survivors were rescued by Sardinian Prince ( United Kingdom and HMS Scimitar ( Royal Navy).[2][12][31]
Dryburgh  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck the sunken wreck of Canada ( Denmark) in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Holmpton, Yorkshire (53°40′N 0°17′E / 53.667°N 0.283°E / 53.667; 0.283) and was holed. An attempt was made by Yorkshireman ( United Kingdom) to tow and beach her, but she capsized and sank.[5][32]
Maurice-Marguerite  Belgium World War II: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Gravelines, Nord, France with the loss of three crew.[2][33]

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Alaska  France World War II: Convoy HX 6: The cargo ship collided with Dotterel ( United Kingdom in the English Channel off the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°30′17″N 0°30′35″W / 50.50472°N 0.50972°W / 50.50472; -0.50972) and sank with the loss of all hands.[23][34]
Africa Shell  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mozambique Channel 160 nautical miles (300 km) north east of Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (24°45′S 35°00′E / 24.750°S 35.000°E / -24.750; 35.000) by Admiral Graf Spee ( Kriegsmarine).[12]
Baikal  Soviet Union The cargo ship struck a rock and sank in the Arctic Sea off Spitsbergen, Norway.[35]
Georgios  Greece The cargo ship struck the wreck of Canada ( Denmark) in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Holmpton, Yorkshire (53°40′N 0°17′E / 53.667°N 0.283°E / 53.667; 0.283) and sank. All 23 crew were rescued by the Grimsby lifeboat.[5][36]
Nida  Lithuania The cargo ship struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Tallinn and sank.[37]
Panevezys  Lithuania The cargo ship struck a mine in Baltic Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of the Revelstein Reef and sank.[37][38]
Woodtown  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Margate, Kent. Eight lives were lost.[2][12][39][40]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Arlington Court  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 7A: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) south west of Start Point, Cornwall (48°14′N 11°42′W / 48.233°N 11.700°W / 48.233; -11.700) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 34 crew. Survivors were rescued by Algenib ( Netherlands) and Spinanger ( Norway).[12][37][41][42]
HMS MTB 6  Royal Navy The motor torpedo boat was rammed and sunk by HMS Dainty ( Royal Navy).[2]
Resercho  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Orfordness, Suffolk.[29]
Sliedrecht  Netherlands World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south of Rockall, United Kingdom by U-28 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 26 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Merisia ( United Kingdom).[12][37]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Kaunas  Lithuania World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km) west north west of the Noord Hinder Lightship by U-57 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 16 crew.[12][37][43]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Blackhill  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Longsand Head Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gipsy ( Royal Navy).[12][37][44]
Carica Milica  Yugoslavia World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom). All crew were rescued.[37][45]
Parkhill  United Kingdom World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°07′N 2°18′W / 58.117°N 2.300°W / 58.117; -2.300) by U-22 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of nine crew.[37][46]
Simon Bolivar  Netherlands World War II: The ocean liner struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex, United Kingdom (51°49′N 1°41′E / 51.817°N 1.683°E / 51.817; 1.683) with the loss of 86 lives. Survivors were rescued by HMT Cape Warwick, HMT Daneman, HMS Greyhound, HMT Lady Elsa, HMT Man o'War, HMT Wellard (all  Royal Navy) and Fairplay II ( United Kingdom).[12][37]
Wigmore  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy IFC: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north by west of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire (57°59′N 2°06′W / 57.983°N 2.100°W / 57.983; -2.100) by U-22 with the loss of all 16 crew.[37][47][48]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1939
Ship Country Description
B O Borjesson  Sweden World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) off Spurn Head, Yorkshire (53°46′N 0°13′E / 53.767°N 0.217°E / 53.767; 0.217) with the loss of six crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawlers Frascati ( United Kingdom) and HMT Rose of England ( Royal Navy).[12][37]
Bowling  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north north east of the Longstone Lighthouse (55°45′N 1°35′W / 55.750°N 1.583°W / 55.750; -1.583) by U-13 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 13 crew.[12][49]
Darino  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Finisterre, Spain (44°12′N 11°07′W / 44.200°N 11.117°W / 44.200; -11.117) by U-41 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 16 of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by U-41 and later transferred to Caterina Gerolimich ( Italy).[12][37][50]
Grazia  Italy World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of North Foreland, Kent with the loss of six of her 30 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Gipsy and HMS Griffin (both  Royal Navy).[2][51]
Pensilva  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy OG 7: The cargo ship straggled behind the convoy. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°51′N 1°36′W / 46.850°N 1.600°W / 46.850; -1.600) by U-49 ( Kriegsmarine). Survivors were rescued by HMS Echo ( Royal Navy).[12][37]
Rhuys  France World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south of the Humber Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of 16 of her 33 crew.[37][52]
Stanbrook  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk 8 nautical miles (15 km) off the mouth of the Tyne by U-57 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 20 crew.[12][37]
Torchbearer  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north north east of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of four of her 12 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Greyhound ( Royal Navy).[12][37]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Bertha Fisser  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Iceland (64°10′N 15°14′W / 64.167°N 15.233°W / 64.167; -15.233) by HMS Chitral ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her crew. HMS Chitral rescued them.[37]
Delphine  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north by east of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland by U-33 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued.[12][37][53]
HMS Mastif  Royal Navy World War II: The Basset class trawler was sunk in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) by the detonation of a German mine the crew was trying to bring on board, with the loss of six crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Cape Spartel and the Margate lifeboat.[12][37][54]
Sea Sweeper  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north north west of Tory Island by U-33 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued by the trawler Lois ( United Kingdom).[12][37][55]
Thomas Hankins  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) north west of Tory Island by U-33 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued.[56]
V-209 Gauleiter Telchow  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Helgoland (54°32′N 5°10′E / 54.533°N 5.167°E / 54.533; 5.167) by HMS Sturgeon ( Royal Navy).[12][37][57]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1939
Ship Country Description
HMS Belfast  Royal Navy World War II: the Town-class cruiser struck a mine in the Firth of Forth off the Isle of May (56°06′N 2°55′W / 56.100°N 2.917°W / 56.100; -2.917). She was severely damaged with her back broken and one crew member fatally injured. She was towed to Rosyth, Fife by the tugs Bramham, Bulger, Grangebourne, Krooman and Oxcar (all  United Kingdom). Repairs took until November 1942 to complete.[37][58]
HMS Gipsy  Royal Navy World War II: The G-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex with the loss of 30 of her 146 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Keith and HMS Griffin (both  Royal Navy).[37]
Les Barges II  France World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (45°35′N 3°22′W / 45.583°N 3.367°W / 45.583; -3.367) by U-41 ( Kriegsmarine). All 15 crew were rescued by the fishing vessel Paz y Trabajo ( Spain).[12][37][59]
Ste. Claire  French Navy World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the Strait of Dover 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of Folkestone, Kent with the loss of all 11 crew.[60][61]
Sulby  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 73 nautical miles (135 km) north west of Rathlin Island, County Donegal, Ireland by U-33 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 12 crew.[12][37][62]
Teneriffe  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean west of Iceland (62°25′N 20°00′W / 62.417°N 20.000°W / 62.417; -20.000 by HMS Transylvania ( Royal Navy) and was scuttled by her 73 crew, who were rescued by HMS Transylvania.[29][37]
Terukuni Maru  Japan World War II: The Terukuni Maru-class ocean liner struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off the Sunk Lightship ( United Kingdom). All 206 passengers and crew were rescued.
William Humphries  United Kingdom World War II: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 73 nautical miles (135 km) north west of Rathlin Island by U-33 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 13 crew.[37][63]
Willowpool  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Newarp Lightship ( United Kingdom).[29]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Adolph Woermann  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Ascension Island (10°39′S 5°44′W / 10.650°S 5.733°W / -10.650; -5.733) by her crew when HMS Neptune ( Royal Navy) attempted to apprehend her. The crew were rescued by HMS Neptune.[12][37][64]
Antiochia  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean south of Iceland by HMS Laurentic ( Royal Navy and was scuttled by her crew at 62°15′N 15°08′W / 62.250°N 15.133°W / 62.250; -15.133.[37]
HMS Aragonite  Royal Navy World War II: The Trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Deal, Kent.[12]
Arijon  France World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (45°40′N 4°50′W / 45.667°N 4.833°W / 45.667; -4.833) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine).[12][37]
HMS Bruce  Royal Navy The Scott-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight.[65]
Elena R  Greece World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of The Shambles Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°30′N 2°21′W / 50.500°N 2.350°W / 50.500; -2.350) with the loss of all 35 crew.[12][37][66]
Geraldus  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the Sunk Lightship ( United Kingdom). Survivors were rescued by HMS Wivern ( Royal Navy).[12][37]
Lowland  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with the loss of nine of her 12 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Myrtle ( Royal Navy).[37][67]
Nicolaos Piangos  Greece The cargo ship collided with Brarena ( Norway) in the North Sea and sank.[37]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Borkum  United Kingdom World War II: The captured German cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean west north west of the Orkney Islands (59°33′N 3°57′W / 59.550°N 3.950°W / 59.550; -3.950) by U-33 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of four German crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Kingston Beryl and HMT Kingston Onyx (both  Royal Navy). Borkum was abandoned and came ashore in Papa Sound, but was declared a total loss. She was refloated on 18 August 1940 and scrapped at Rosyth, Fife in October 1940.[12][37][68]
Hookwood  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FS 40: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) east north east of the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of two of her 17 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Bittern ( Royal Navy).[2][69]
HMS Rawalpindi  Royal Navy World War II: The armed merchant cruiser was shelled and sunk north of the Faroe Islands by Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst (both  Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 238 of the 286 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Gneisenau, Scharnhorst, and HMS Chitral ( Royal Navy).[37]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Iris  Sweden The cargo ship grounded at Tallinn, Estonia. She was later refloated and temporary repairs were effected for a return to Sweden. The ship was then laid up.[12]
Mangalore  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Spurn Head Yorkshire.[12]
Pegu  United Kingdom The cargo liner became stranded at Liverpool, Lancashire. She broke in two and was declared a total loss.[70]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Charles Livingston  United Kingdom the cargo ship came ashore at Ainsdale, Lancashire in a gale. Ten crew rescued, 23 killed.[71]
Gerrit Fritzen  Germany The cargo ship was wrecked on Schiermonnikoog, Friesland, Netherlands.[72]
Royston Grange  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy SL 8B: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Cornwall (49°15′N 9°16′W / 49.250°N 9.267°W / 49.250; -9.267) by U-28 ( Kriegsmarine). All crew were rescued by the trawler Romilly ( United Kingdom).[12][73][74]
Uskmouth  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (43°23′N 11°27′W / 43.383°N 11.450°W / 43.383; -11.450) by U-43 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of two of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by L'Indomptable ( French Navy) and Juventus ( Italy).[12][37][75][76]
V-301 Weser  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Langeland, Denmark.[37]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Pilsudski  Poland World War II: The troopship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber, United Kingdom (53°15′N 0°30′E / 53.250°N 0.500°E / 53.250; 0.500) with the loss of 10 of her 89 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Valorous ( Royal Navy).[12][37]
Quenast  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of the Noord Hinder Lightship with the loss of 3 of her five crew. Survivors were rescued by Paris ( Norway).[12][77]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Gustaf E. Reuter  Sweden World War II: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) west north west of Fair Isle, United Kingdom, by U-48 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of her 34 crew. She was taken in tow by HMT Kingston Beryl ( Royal Navy) but broke in two the next day, with the bow section sinking. The stern section was later scuttled by Royal Navy ships. Survivors were rescued by HMT Kingston Beryl and the Lerwick lifeboat Lady Jane and Martha Ryland (RNLI FLAG.png Royal National Lifeboat Institution.[37][78]
Spaarndam  Netherlands World War II: The cargo liner struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north east of the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of seven crew.[2][12][79]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1939
Ship Country Description
RFA Birchol  Royal Fleet Auxiliary The tanker ran aground off South Uist and was wrecked.[37][80]
Rubislaw  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) east north east of the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of 13 crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy trawler.[2][81]
Waikouaiti  United Kingdom
Waikouaiti

The cargo ship ran aground on Dog Island in New Zealand's Foveaux Strait and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[82]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1939
Ship Country Description
Ionian  United Kingdom World War II: Convoy FN 43: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off the Newarp Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°45′15″N 1°56′15″E / 52.75417°N 1.93750°E / 52.75417; 1.93750). All 37 crew were rescued by HMS Hastings ( Royal Navy).[37][83]
U-35  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type VIIB submarine was sunk in the North Sea (60°53′N 2°47′E / 60.883°N 2.783°E / 60.883; 2.783) by depth charges from HMS Icarus, HMS Kashmir and HMS Kingston (all  Royal Navy). All 43 crew were rescued and taken as prisoners of war.

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1939
Ship Country Description
AV-45  Finland World War II: The Coast Guard motorboat was shelled and sunk in the Baltic off Lavansaari Island by Gordi ( Soviet Navy). 4 crewmen killed.[84]
Jaameri  Finland The coaster sank at Liinahamari.[37]
Realf  Norway World War II: The tanker struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea south east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire (53°55′N 0°22′E / 53.917°N 0.367°E / 53.917; 0.367) with the loss of one of the 43 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Santa Gata ( Italy). Realf sank the next day.[37][85]
Sheaf Crest  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Margate, Kent (51°32′N 1°26′E / 51.533°N 1.433°E / 51.533; 1.433) with the loss of one of her 30 crew. 12 survivors were rescued by ORP Błyskawica ( Polish Navy).[2][39][86]
Syvri  Finland The coaster sank at Liinahamari.[37]
V-704  Kriegsmarine World War II: The vorpostenboot struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Trelleborg, Skåne, Sweden and was severely damaged. She was beached but declared a total loss.[37]

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Ship events in 1939
Ship launches: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Ship commissionings: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Ship decommissionings: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Shipwrecks: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944