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List of shipwrecks in April 1941

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

April 1941
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 Unknown date

1 April

2 April

3 April

For the sinking of the Swedish tanker MV Castor on this day, see the entry for 31 March 1941.

4 April

5 April

6 April

7 April

8 April

9 April

10 April

  • Alert ( United Kingdom): World War II: The fireboat was bombed and damaged at Ipswich, Suffolk. Declared a constructive total loss.[1]
  • Circeo ( Italy): World War II: The coaster was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]
  • Dante ( Italy): World War II: The coaster was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]
  • Greta ( United Kingdom): World War II: The fireboat was bombed and sunk at Ipswich. Declared a constructive total loss.[1]
  • India ( Italy): World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea. She was later salvaged.[1][49]
  • Piave ( Italy): World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea. She was later salvaged.[1]
  • Queen ( United Kingdom): World War II: The fireboat was bombed and sunk at Ipswich. Refloated two days later.[1]
  • Saleier ( Netherlands): World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean () by U-52 ( Kriegsmarine). All 63 crew were rescued by USS Niblack ( United States Navy).[1][50]
  • Sannio ( Italy): World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea. She was raised in 1947 and scrapped in Genoa, Italy from November 1950.[1][51]
  • Scillin ( Italy): World War II: The coaster was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]
  • Sicilia II ( Italy): World War II: The coaster was scuttled at Assab, Eritrea.[1]

11 April

12 April

13 April

14 April

15 April

16 April

17 April

18 April

19 April

20 April

21 April

22 April

23 April

Kilkis, with Lemnos in the background
  • Kilkis ( Hellenic Navy): World War II: The Mississippi-class battleship was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • Kios ( Hellenic Navy): World War II: The Kidonia-class torpedo boat was sunk at Piraeus by Luftwaffe aircraft.[89]
  • Hellenic Navy): World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk off Corfu by Luftwaffe aircraft. Salvaged and put in German service as UJ-2110.[90]
  • Kriti ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Antirion by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated and taken to Italy.[62]
  • Kyma ( Greece): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft.[62]
  • Lemnos ( Hellenic Navy): World War II: The Mississippi-class battleship was bombed and sunk at Salamis Naval Base by Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • Macedonia ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Trisonia-Spilia, Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft.[62]
  • Nestos ( Hellenic Navy): World War II: The Aixos-class minelayer was sunk in Corinth Bay.[91]
  • Nicolaos Nomicos ( Greece): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Trisonia-Spilia, Patras by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was later refloated by the Germans and towed to Piraeus, where she was scrapped.[62]
  • Napulia by Luftwaffe aircraft.[62]
  • Paralos ( Hellenic Navy): World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk at Vouliagmeni by Luftwaffe aircraft. Salvaged and put in German service as UJ-2103.[90]
  • Policos ( Greece): World War II: The hospital ship was bombed and sunk at Methana by Luftwaffe aircraft.[62]
  • Ponta Verde ( Brazil): The tanker ran aground in the Strait of Magellan and was wrecked.[92]
  • Santa Clara Valley ( United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in Napulia Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of seven lives.[62]
  • Stathis A ( Greece): World War II: The coaster was bombed and sunk at Megara by Luftwaffe aircraft.[62]
  • Strymon ( Hellenic Navy): World War II: The auxiliary minesweeper was sunk. Salvaged and put in German service as UJ-2101.[90]
  • Tenedos ( Hellenic Navy): World War II: The Naval Tug was sunk in Saronis Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft. Salvaged and put in German service as UJ-2106.[90]

24 April

25 April

26 April

27 April

28 April

29 April

30 April

Unknown date

  • Chalkis by Luftwaffe aircraft on 20 or 25 April.[62]
  • Point Judith ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Kythnos by Luftwaffe aircraft on 24 or 26 April. All crew were rescued.[62]
  • HMS Usk ( Royal Navy): World War II: The U-class submarine was lost due to enemy action sometime on or after 25 April with the loss of all 31 crew.
  • Ypani ( Greece): World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Stylis by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was refloated in 1942 and placed under repair at Piraeus.[62]

Notes

  1. ^ The 14th Destroyer Flotilla comprised HMS Janus, HMS Jervis, HMS Mohawk and HMS Nubian.

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