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List of shipwrecks in January 1940

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

January 1940
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 31 Unknown date

1 January

  • [1]
  • [2]
  • [5]
  • [6]
  • [7]

2 January

  • [8]

3 January

  • [9]
  • [10]
  • [6]
  • [11]
  • [13]

4 January

  • [14]
  • [15]
  • [3]

5 January

  • [16]
  • [18]
  • [19]

6 January

  • [20]
  • [21]
  • [22]
  • [23]
  • Eta ([3]
  • [24]
  • [25]

7 January

  • [27]
  • [28]
  • Heligoland by ships of the German 1st Minesweeping Flotilla with the loss of all 36 crew.
  • [29]
  • Kriegsmarine) and was subsequently scuttled.

8 January

  • [30]
  • [31]
  • [3]

9 January

  • [33]
  • [35]
  • [36]
  • [37]
  • Kriegsmarine). She was subsequently scuttled.
  • [38]
  • [39]
  • [40]

10 January

  • [41]
  • [42]
  • [43]
  • [44]
  • [45]
  • [44]

11 January

  • Croxton ([46]
  • [41]
  • [48]
  • [49]
  • [46]
  • [50]
  • [51]
  • [52]
  • [54]

12 January

  • [55]
  • [46]
  • [56]
  • [3]
  • William Ivey ([57]

13 January

  • Baltic Sea ( with the loss of 26 of her 41 crew.
  • [58]
  • [59]
  • [62]

14 January

  • [41]
  • [63]
  • St Lucia ([64]

15 January

  • [66]
  • [69]
  • [70]
  • Newhaven ([71]
  • [3]
  • Seiho Maru No. 1 ([72]

16 January

  • [73]
  • [74]
  • [78]
  • [79]
  • [80]
  • [81]
  • [82]
  • [75]

17 January

  • [76]
  • [84]
  • [85]
  • [75]
  • [41]
  • [58]
  • [86]

18 January

  • [87]
  • [88]
  • [90]
  • [92]
  • [95]

19 January

  • Thames Estuary () and sank with the loss of 77 of her 175 crew.
  • [6]
  • [96]
  • [97]
  • [99]
  • [100]
  • [101]

20 January

  • [103]
  • [104]
  • [106]
  • [107]
  • [96]

21 January

  • [109]
  • Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 175 crew.
  • [111]
  • [112]
  • [114]
  • [115]
  • [116]

22 January

  • [118]
  • [120]
  • [122]
  • [123]

23 January

  • [125]
  • [118]
  • Mulhausen ([75]
  • [118]
  • [127]
  • [128]

24 January

  • [129]
  • [132]
  • [133]
  • Šibenik, Yugoslavia. Later raised, and captured by the Italians during their invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
  • [134]

25 January

  • [137]
  • [140]
  • [141]
  • [142]
  • [75]

26 January

  • [104]
  • [143]

27 January

  • [144]
  • Caerphilly Castle ([27]
  • [145]
  • [147]
  • [149]
  • [150]
  • [153]
  • [155]
  • [156]

28 January

  • [157]
  • [159]
  • [161]
  • [162]

29 January

  • [75]
  • [163]
  • [164]
  • [167]
  • [169]
  • [170]
  • [171]
  • [172]

30 January

  • [173]
  • [174]
  • [175]
  • [75]
  • [75]
  • [75]
  • [176]
  • [177]

31 January

  • [179]
  • [143]
  • [181]
  • [182]

Unknown date

  • Arabia ([183]
  • [183]
  • [106]
  • [184]
  • [185]
  • [32]

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