List of shipwrecks in 1940

The list of shipwrecks in 1940 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1940. Most of the ships listed here were lost in connection with World War II.

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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1940
ShipCountryDescription
Agate  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Islay and was wrecked.[1]
Captain Sturt Australia The paddle steamer sank off Kangaroo Island, South Australia.[2]
Dalhousie  United Kingdom World War II: The tug was scuttled.[3]
Fern  United States With no one on board, the 10-gross register ton, 34.2-foot (10.4 m) motor cargo vessel was wrecked in the middle of George Inlet on the southern coast of Revillagigedo Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[4]
Haalegg  Norway World War II: The cargo ship was either bombed and sunk at Narvik, Norway, by Luftwaffe aircraft on 17 May; or was shelled and sunk by Royal Navy ships on 13 April. Raised in 1945, repaired and returned to service.[5]
Jupiter Australia The paddle steamer sank off Port Adelaide, South Australia.[6]
Kurrara Australia The coaster ran aground at Port Stephens, New South Wales and was wrecked.[7]
Lancashire Lass Australia The paddle steamer sank off Adelaide, South Australia.[8]
Lass of Geraldton Australia The sailing ship sank in Australian waters.[9]
Marzocco  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was scuttled as a blockship off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.[10]
HMAS Psyche Australia The lighter sank in Salamander Bay, New South Wales off Port Stephens.[11]
Raab Karcher  Germany World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk in the Oosterschelde.[12]
Tealings  United Kingdom World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk.[13]

See also

References

  1. "SS Agate (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  2. "Captain Sturt (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  3. "SS Dalhousie (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  4. alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (F)
  5. "Norwegian Homefleet - WW II, Ships starting with Ha". Warsailors. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  6. "Jupiter (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  7. "Kurrara (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  8. "Lancashire Lass (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  9. "Lass of Geraldton (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  10. "SS Marzocco (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  11. "Psyche (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  12. "SS Raab Karcher (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  13. "SS Tealings (+1940)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
Ship events in 1940
Ship launches: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Ship commissionings: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Ship decommissionings: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Shipwrecks: 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945

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