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


May 1941
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1 May[]

2 May[]

For the loss of the British tanker Capulet on this day see the entry for 28 April 1941.

3 May[]

4 May[]

  • HMT Ben Gairn ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk.[10]
  • Barnacle ( United Kingdom: World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Baron Inchcape ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Bonita ( United Kingdom: World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Bra-Kar ( Norway): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated in June and beached at Tranmere, Cheshire. Subsequently scrapped.[2][11]
  • Brill ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Corbet ( United Kingdom): World War II: The coaster struck a mine and sank at Liverpool with the loss of eight of her nine crew.[2]
  • Dace ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Domino ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom).[2]
  • Ellesport ( United Kingdom): World War II: The barge was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom).[2]
  • Elstree Grange ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom).[2]
  • Emily Burton ( United Kingdom): World War II: The motor barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Europa ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom).[2]
  • Grosvenor ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Giuseppe la Farina ( Regia Marina): World War II: The torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the Kerkennah Islands, Tunisia.[2]
  • Ivy P ( United Kingdom): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Japan ( Sweden): World War II: Convoy OB 310: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic 249 nautical miles (461 km) north west of Freetown, Sierra Leone (10°15′N 16°33′W / 10.25°N 16.55°W / 10.25; -16.55) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine). All on board were taken as prisoners of war when the landed in French Guinea. The 27 Swedes were later released.[2][12]
  • Jean Jadot ( Belgium): World War II: The cargo ship was badly damaged at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom). She was later repaired and returned to service.[13]
  • Ling ( United Kingdom): World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Longendale ( United Kingdom): World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Luce ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Malakand ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship exploded and sank during an air raid at Liverpool, Lancashire.[2]
  • Marie-Flore ( Belgium): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and severely damaged by Luftwaffe aircraft in the Bristol Channel off Trevose Head (50°41′N 5°05′W / 50.683°N 5.083°W / 50.683; -5.083). Six crew were killed. The burning ship was taken in tow by HMT Lord Essendon ( Royal Navy).She was repaired and returned to service in February 1942.[13]
  • Mus ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Orrell ( United Kingdom): World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Oyster ( United Kingdom): World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Pike ( United Kingdom): World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Pneumatic Elevator No.11 ( United Kingdom): World War II: The floating elevator was sunk at Liverpool by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom)[2]
  • Ray ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Roach ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Rover ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Royston ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow but sank the next day at 53°37′N 0°39′E / 53.617°N 0.65°E / 53.617; 0.65.[2]
  • Silverdale ( United Kingdom): World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Surveyor No.3 ( United Kingdom): World War II: The motor launch was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Tacoma Star ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was sunk by the explosion of Malakand ( United Kingdom) at Liverpool. She was later salvaged.[2]
  • Tregor ( United Kingdom): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Trevose Head. All six crew were rescued.[2]
  • Walton ( United Kingdom: World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]

5 May[]

  • Cape Breton ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Belfast, County Antrim by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[2]
  • Fair Head ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Belfast by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • HMT Fidelia ( Royal Navy): World War II: The boom defence vessel was bombed and sunk at Lowestoft, Suffolk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Queen Maud ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (7°54′N 16°41′W / 7.9°N 16.683°W / 7.9; -16.683) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one crew member. Survivors were rescued by Mirandella ( Portugal)[2][14]
  • Sumba ( United Kingdom): World War II: The whaler was bombed and damaged in the Bristol Channel by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached off Barry, Glamorgan. She was later repaired and returned to service.[2]
  • Traffic ( United Kingdom): World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.

6 May[]

7 May[]

  • Bluestone ( United Kingdom): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Greenock, Renfrewshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • British Emperor ( United Kingdom): World War II: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (8°30′N 56°25′E / 8.5°N 56.417°E / 8.5; 56.417 by Pinguin ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 45 crew.[2]
  • Eastern Star ( Norway): World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°29′N 22°40′W / 61.483°N 22.667°W / 61.483; -22.667) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine). All 46 crew were rescued by HMT Daneman ( Royal Navy).[20]
  • Ellesbank ( United Kingdom): World War II: The flat was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Fernlane ( Norway): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (10°02′N 20°17′W / 10.033°N 20.283°W / 10.033; -20.283) by Tazzoli ( Regia Marina). All crew were rescued.[2]
  • HMT Gowan Hill ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Greenock by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Hornby ( United Kingdom): World War II: The tug was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • HMS Hurricane ( Royal Navy): World War II: The H-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[2]
  • Ida Burton ( United Kingdom): World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Ixion ( United Kingdom): World War II: Convoy OB 318: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (61°29′N 22°40′W / 61.483°N 22.667°W / 61.483; -22.667) by U-94 ( Kriegsmarine). All 105 crew were rescued by HMS Marigold ( Royal Navy) and Nailsea Moor ( United Kingdom).[2][21]
  • Katina P ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Astakos by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2][22]
  • Kineenan ( United Kingdom): World War II: The steam barge struck a mine and sank at Liverpool with the loss of all five crew.[2]
  • München ( Kriegsmarine: World War II: The weather ship was captured south east of Iceland by HMS Somali ( Royal Navy).[23] She was reported to have been scuttled by her crew,[24] to prevent the Germans from learning that Enigma machine codes had been captured. The former trawler was sold to the Faroe Islands in 1943 and renamed Froyen.[23]
  • Pascoli ( Kingdom of Italy): World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Sazan Island, Albania.[2]
  • Ril Ida ( United Kingdom): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Hull, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Safiyeh  United Kingdom): World War II: The tanker barge was bombed and sunk at Qurnan by Regia Aeronautica aircraft. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[2]
  • HMS Stoke ( Royal Navy): World War II: The minesweeper was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 21 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Ladybird ( Royal Navy).[2]
  • HMT Susarion ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk off the mouth of the Humber by Luftwaffe aircraft.[25]
  • Tanais ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged, repaired and entered German service.[2]
  • Waterlily ( United Kingdom): World War II: The fishing vessel was bombed and sunk at West Mersea, Essex by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]

8 May[]

  • Burman ( United Kingdom): World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool, Lancashire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Capitano A Cecchi ( Kingdom of Italy): World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk at Benghazi, Libya by HMS Ajax, HMS Havock, HMS Hotspur and HMS Imperial (all  Royal Navy).[2][26]
  • Delite ( United Kingdom): World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Hull, Yorkshire by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • F W No.20 ( United Kingdom): World War II: The dredger was sunk by an explosion in Langstone Harbour, Hampshire with the loss of three crew.[2]
  • Hercules ( United Kingdom): World War II: The floating crane was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[2]
  • Irishman ( United Kingdom): World War II: The tug was sunk by an explosion in Langstone Harbour with the loss of five crew.[2]
  • Ladore ( United Kingdom): World War II: The sailing barge was bombed and sunk at Hull by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Marton ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Pinguin ( Kriegsmarine): World War II: The auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Indian Ocean north of the Seychelles by HMS Cornwall ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 341 crew and 200 prisoners of war. Sixty crew were rescued, as were 22 prisoners of war, survivors from British Emperor, Clan Buchanan and Empire Light (all  United Kingdom).[2]
  • Ramillies ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (48°05′N 32°26′W / 48.083°N 32.433°W / 48.083; -32.433) by U-97 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 29 of her 41 crew. Survivors were rescued by Geddington Court ( United Kingdom)[2][27]
  • Rose ( United Kingdom): World War II: The steam barge was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • HMT Silicia ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank at Hull with the loss of seven crew. Survivors were rescued by HMML 211 ( Royal Navy).[2]
  • Stromboli ( Norway): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated on 14 April 1942 and beached at Tranmere, Cheshire but was declared a total loss and subsequently scrapped.[28]
  • Tenace ( Kingdom of Italy): World War II: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk at Benghazi by HMS Ajax, HMS Havock, HMS Hotspur and HMS Imperial (all  Royal Navy).[2]
  • Thistle ( United Kingdom): World War II: The fishing smack struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°45′N 1°09′E / 51.75°N 1.15°E / 51.75; 1.15). All crew were rescued.[2]
  • HMT Thistle V ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°28′N 1°47′E / 52.467°N 1.783°E / 52.467; 1.783) with the loss of ten of her eleven crew.[2][29]
  • Trentino ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Liverpool by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • HMT Uberty ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Lowestoft by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of thirteen crew.[2][30][31]
  • HMY Viva II ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval yacht was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 13 nautical miles (24 km) west of Trevose Head, Cornwall by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 22 of her 32 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Cleveland ( Royal Navy).[2][32][33]
  • Welcome Home ( United Kingdom): World War II: The ketch was bombed and sunk at Hull by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Whitakers No. 1 ( United Kingdom): World War II: The barge was bombed and sunk at Hull by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]

9 May[]

10 May[]

11 May[]

12 May[]

  • Aghios Paraskavi ( Greece): World War II: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Lemnos by HMS Rorqual ( Royal Navy).[2]
  • Fowberry Tower ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south west by west of the Humber Lightship ( United Kingdom) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of six crew.[2]
  • HMS Ladybird ( Royal Navy): World War II: The Insect-class gunboat was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of four crew.
  • Rawnsley ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Herapatra Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]
  • Richard de Larrinaga ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Tyne by Luftwaffe aircraft.[2]

13 May[]

14 May[]

15 May[]

16 May[]

  • Archangel ( United Kingdom): World War II: The troopship was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north east of Aberdeen (57°55′N 2°03′W / 57.917°N 2.05°W / 57.917; -2.05) by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 52 of the 475 people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Blankney ( Royal Navy). Archangel was beached 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Newburgh, Aberdeenshire and broke into four.[7]
  • Ethel Radcliffe ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by Luftwaffe aircraft.[7]
  • Joffre Rose ( United Kingdom): World War II: The coaster was bombed and damaged in the Bristol Channel by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was beached at Dale, Pembrokeshire. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[7]
  • Kythera ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[7]
  • Logician ( United Kingdom): World War II: The ship was bombed and damaged in Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was bombed again on 25 May and sank with the loss of 31 lives.[7]
  • Nikolaou Ourania ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and damaged at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. She was later refloated, repaired and entered German service as Nikolaus.[7]
  • Rodney Star ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°03′N 19°02′W / 5.05°N 19.033°W / 5.05; -19.033) by U-105 ( Kriegsmarine): All 83 crew were rescued by Batna ( United Kingdom) and HMS Boreas ( Royal Navy).[7][52]

17 May[]

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HMS Gloucester

23 May[]

24 May[]

  • HMT Aurora II ( Royal Navy): World War II: The naval trawler was bombed and sunk at Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft.[7]
  • Conte Rosso ( Kingdom of Italy): World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 1,300 of the 2,729 people on board.

HMS Hood

25 May[]

  • Atalaia ( Brazil): The cargo ship foundered in the South Atlantic with the loss of all 66 crew.[81]
  • Conte Rosso ( Kingdom of Italy): World War II: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Messina (36°41′N 14°42′E / 36.683°N 14.7°E / 36.683; 14.7) by HMS Upholder ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 1,291 of the 2,729 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Cigno, Clio and Pallade (all  Regia Marina).[7][82]
  • HMS Grimsby ( Royal Navy): World War II: The Grimsby-class sloop was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Tobruk, Libya (32°30′N 24°30′E / 32.5°N 24.5°E / 32.5; 24.5) by Regia Aeronautica aircraft with the loss of eleven crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Southern Maid ( Royal Navy).[7][83]
  • Harry ( Faroe Islands): World War II: The trawler was bombed and damaged in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was taken in tow but sank 17 nautical miles (31 km) north by west of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire.[7]
  • Helka ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk by Regia Aeronautica aircraft with the loss of two crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Southern Maid ( Royal Navy).[7]
  • H P Hansen ( Denmark): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west of the Schiermonnikoog Lighthouse, Friesland, Netherlands by Luftwaffe aircraft.[84]
  • Leros ( Greece): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Heraklion by Luftwaffe aircraft.[7]
  • Silvia ( Germany): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands by Royal Air Force aircraft.[7]
  • Silvina ( Portugal): World War II: The schooner caught fire and sank in the Grand Banks. All crew were rescued.[85]
  • Wangi Wangi ( Netherlands): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (5°24′N 12°00′W / 5.4°N 12°W / 5.4; -12) by U-103 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of one of the 93 people on board.[7][86]

26 May[]

  • Emmanuel Pteris ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Heraklion, Crete by Luftwaffe aircraft.[7]
  • Gros Pierre ( United Kingdom): World War II: The coaster was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off Sunderland, Co Durham by Luftwaffe aircraft and was beached. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[7]
  • Rokos ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Suda Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft.[7]

27 May[]

28 May[]

29 May[]

30 May[]

  • Aghios Pantlemon ( Greece): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tobruk, Libya by Luftwaffe aircraft.[7]
  • Alicante ( Nazi Germany): World War II: The cargo ship was set on fire at Piraeus, Greece by the explosion of Kynaguinya Maria Luisa ( Bulgaria). She exploded and sank.[94][95]
  • RFA Cairndale ( Royal Fleet Auxiliary): World War II: The Dale-class oiler was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) west north west of Cape Trafalgar, Spain (35°19′N 8°33′W / 35.317°N 8.55°W / 35.317; -8.55) by Guglielmo Marconi ( Regia Marina) with the loss of five crew.[7]
  • Empire Protector ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (6°00′N 14°25′W / 6°N 14.417°W / 6; -14.417) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of five of her 38 crew. Survivors were rescued by Arundo ( Netherlands).[7][36][96]
  • Jiul ( Romania): World War II: The cargo ship was set of fire by the explosion of Knyaguinya Maria Luisa ( Bulgaria) at Piraeus and subsequently sank.[7]
  • Knyaguinya Maria Luisa ( Bulgaria): World War II: The cargo ship was set on fire by saboteurs at Piraeus. Tugs Mara, Zoodohos Pigi, Aghios Dimitrios and Aghios Nikolaos (all  Greece) were towing the ship out of harbour when she exploded. The explosion set Adis Abeba ( Kingdom of Italy), Alicante ( Germany) and Jiul ( Romania) on fire.[94]
  • Rinda ( Norway): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Liberia (6°52′N 15°14′W / 6.867°N 15.233°W / 6.867; -15.233) by U-38 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of thirteen of her 31 crew. Survivors, including the ship's cat, were rescued by HMT Pict ( Royal Navy). The cat remained on board HMT Pict.[97]
  • Silveryew ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (16°42′N 25°29′W / 16.7°N 25.483°W / 16.7; -25.483) by U-106 ( Kriegsmarine) reports that there was only one of her 54 crew lost are incorrect.[7][98] Reports that one crew member was lost are untrue. It is also untrue that the Master (James Smith), 49 crew members and 3 gunners made landfall at San Antonio, Cape Verde Islands.[99] The Master (James Smith, aged 52) perished as did Assistant Steward, Chow Ah San (aged 41) and Chief Steward, Yue Chank Sung (aged 44) [100]
  • Westavon ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°36′N 1°11′E / 51.6°N 1.183°E / 51.6; 1.183). All crew were rescued.[7]

31 May[]

Unknown date[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ The destroyer was one of HMS Boreas, HMS Duncan, HMS Highlander or HMS Velox.
  2. ^ Force D comprised HMS Ajax, HMS Dido, HMS Hasty, HMS Hereward, HMS Janus, HMS Kimberley and HMS Orion.

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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

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