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List of shipwrecks in April 1940

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

April 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 Unknown date

1 April

2 April

  • [1]

3 April

  • Gorspen ([2]
  • Lone Eagle ([3]
  • [4]
  • Sansonnet ([2]

4 April

5 April

  • [5]

6 April

  • [6]
  • [7]
  • [10]
  • submarine reported by radio from the North Sea. No further trace
  • Friesland, Netherlands and sank with the loss of all 44 crew.

7 April

  • [11]
  • [12]

8 April

  • Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 115 of her 149 crew.
  • [13]
  • [13]
  • [14]

9 April

  • Tønsberg and was damaged beyond repair.
Æger
  • Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight of her 75 crew.
  • [15]
  • coastal artillery and shore-based torpedoes with the loss of around 1,000 of her 1,382 crew.
  • [14]
  • Dagny ([13]
  • Kriegsmarine) and sunk with the loss of 175 of her 181 crew.
  • Bergen, Norway by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 15 of her 219 crew.
  • Kriegsmarine).
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 101 of her 191 crew.
  • Royal Norwegian Navy).
Roda
  • [14]
  • [13]
  • [14]
  • [17]
  • Fredrikstad to avoid capture by German forces. She was salvaged by the Germans, repaired and entered service as Tiger. She survived the war and was taken back into Royal Norwegian Navy service as Tor in 1945.

10 April

  • [14]
  • Oslofjord Fortress and was wrecked.
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • Royal Navy).
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • Ofotfjord, Norway. She subsequently capsized and sank with the loss of 36 of her 175 crew.
  • [14]
  • Royal Navy) and sunk with the loss of 122 of her 166 crew.
  • Ines ([13]
  • Fleet Air Arm.
  • [14]
  • [13]
  • [14]
  • Kriegsmarine) to protect the latter against torpedoes; this occurred off Narvik, Norway.
  • [18]
  • [19]
  • [20]
  • [14]
  • [22]
  • [13]
  • Kriegsmarine) with the loss of all 59 crew.
  • [25]
  • [26]
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • Royal Navy).

11 April

  • [14]
  • [14]
  • [27]
  • [28]
  • [29]
  • [28]

12 April

  • [13]
  • [31]
  • [14]
  • [32]
  • [33]
  • [34]
  • Royal Norwegian Navy): The torpedo boat ran aground at Stangholmene, Norway. She was beached, and sank the next day.
  • [35]

13 April

Z11 Bernd von Arnim
  • Narvik, Norway.
  • [36]
  • Royal Navy) and other Royal Navy destroyers.
  • Royal Navy) and other Royal Navy destroyers.
  • Royal Navy) and other Royal Navy destroyers. She was subsequently scuttled. 31 of her 186 crew were killed.
  • Kriegsmarine)
  • Gazelle ([13]
  • Type 1934-class destroyer was scuttled in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik.
  • Type 1936-class destroyer was scuttled in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik.
  • Royal Navy).
  • [14]
  • [37]
  • [38]
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • tug was sunk in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik in a battle between British and German warships.
  • [14]
  • Royal Navy) with the loss of eight of her 46 crew.
  • Type 1934A-class destroyer was scuttled in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik.

14 April

  • Fleet Air Arm.
  • [39]
  • [40]
  • [14]
  • [41]
  • [42]
  • [14]
  • [43]
  • [14]
  • Herad to prevent capture by German forces.

15 April

  • [44]
  • [45]
  • [46]
  • [47]
  • [48]
  • United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was captured in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik by German forces and was scuttled.
  • United Kingdom): World War II: The cargo ship was captured in the Norwegian Sea off Narvik by German forces and was scuttled.
  • Royal Navy) with the loss of one of her 42 crew.
  • [46]

16 April

  • [49]
  • [50]
  • [51]
  • [52]

17 April

  • [53]
  • [54]

18 April

  • [55]
  • [46]
  • [55]
  • [55]
  • Kriegsmarine).
  • Kriegsmarine)), or sunk by a mine later.

19 April

  • [56]

20 April

  • [58]
  • [59]
  • Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • [46]
  • [46]
  • Kriegsmarine).

21 April

  • [61]
  • Hercules II ([46]
  • [62]
  • Penn ([46]

22 April

  • Bep ([63]
  • [65]
  • [66]
  • [67]
  • Wocana ([63]

23 April

  • [68]
  • [71]
  • [14]
  • [14]
  • [63]

24 April

  • [14]
  • [73]
  • [74]
  • [63]
  • [75]
  • [76]

25 April

  • [77]
  • [78]
  • [79]
  • [80]
  • [81]
  • [82]
  • [83]
  • [85]
  • [86]
  • [87]
  • [88]
  • Åndalsnes by Luftwaffe aircraft. She was salvaged by the Germans, repaired and entered Kriegsmarine service as Zick.
  • Willy ([63]

26 April

  • Sognefjord by Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • [89]
  • [90]

27 April

  • [91]
  • [92]
  • [94]

28 April

  • [36]
  • [95]
  • [96]
  • [17]

29 April

  • [97]
  • [99]
  • [99]
  • [101]
  • Tyne () and sank with the loss of two of her 27 crew.
  • [102]

30 April

  • [103]
  • [105]
  • Athelstan ([63]
  • Royal Navy).
  • [63]
  • [63]
  • [105]
  • [63]
  • Renfrewshire, United Kingdom by the accidental explosion of two of its own torpedoes with the loss of 25 of her 220 crew.
  • [20]
  • [105]
  • [106]

Unknown date

  • Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • [107]
  • [108]

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