Key WWII events - February 1941

Erwin Rommel & German Afrika Corp arrive at Tripoli
British Battleships bombard Genoa
British forces capture Mogadishu the capital of Italian Somaliland

Image of Italian cruiser Armando Diaz Feb 1941

Italian cruiser Armando Diaz

Axis Feb-41 Allied
France flag Romania flag italy flag german flag Total Class Total british flag free France flag canada flag australia flag new zealand flag poland flag netherlands flag norway flag
2 0 2 3 5 Battleships 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 Fleet Carriers 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 Light Carriers 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 7 2 9 Heavy Cruisers 11 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
9 0 13 3 16 Light Cruisers 49 39 0 0 4 2 0 4 0
52 7 79 30 116 Destroyers 207 171 2 12 6 0 5 8 3
60 1 88 51 140 Submarines 81 53 6 0 0 0 2 20 0
1 0 0 0 0 Escort Carriers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 3 30 13 46 Escorts 139 113 15 7 4 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 8 8 Other 49 41 0 4 3 1 0 0 0

 

 

Class USA flag japan flag soviet flag argentina flag brazil flag chile flag columbia flag peru flag denmark flag sweden flag portugal flag spain flag yugo flag greece flag turkey flag thailand flag
Battleships 15 10 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Fleet Carriers 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Light Carriers 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy Cruisers 17 16 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Light Cruisers 19 17 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0
Destroyers 173 95 54 16 7 8 2 2 0 17 5 16 9 19 4 8
Submarines 93 55 201 3 4 9 0 4 8 16 4 4 4 5 7 4
Escort Carriers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escort Ships 0 31 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Others 5 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 2

 

 

Allied and Axis Naval Losses

Contains the lost and damaged (and therefore out of action) warships by country.
These are changes that happen during the month and figures will be reflected in the following month's tables.

Allied Losses

british flag Lost Report
Dainty Destroyer Bombed by German Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber aircraft off Tobruk harbour, Libya, ship hit by 1,000 Ibs bomb, starting a major fire that caused the magazine to explode, 16 dead, 18 injured, 32.04N 24.04E 24/02/1940
Snapper Submarine Lost unknown reasons Bay of Biscay 12/02/1941
Exmoor Destroyer Escort Explosion caused by ruptured fuel pipe during action with German E-boats, ship capsized & sank, off Lowestoft, in the North Sea 25/02/1941
Terror Monitor Damaged by a mine dropped by German Heikel He III aircraft, in Benghazi harbour, Libya 22/02/1941. Damaged by bombs from 3 German Ju 88 aircraft whilst under tow off Derma 23/02/1941. Ship sank at 32.04N 24.05E 24/02/1941

 

Axis Losses

german flag Damaged Report
U-43 Submarine Accidentally flooded in Lorient when torpedo tube was left open 04/02/1941. Repaired & refitted later
italy flag Lost Report
Armando Diaz Cruiser Torpedoed by British submarines Upright whilst escorting convoy to Libya off Kerkennah Island, Tunisia 34.33N 11.45E 25/02/1941
Marcello Submarine Sunk by British convoy escort 22/02/1941

 

Neutral Losses

No neutral losses this month

 

Commissioned - Details ships newly commissioned during the month.

Allied Commissioned

british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Gurkha Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Jul 1940 8 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 4 x 21" TT 36 2725 226
Larne Destroyer Cammell Laird, Birkenhead Jul 1940 8 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 4 x 21" TT 36 2725 226
Union Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Oct 1940 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Abelia Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Nov 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Alisma Corvette Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Dec 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Amaranthus Corvette Fleming & Ferguson Shipbuilding, Paisley Oct 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Convolvulus Corvette Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol Sep 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Marigold Corvette Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen Sep 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Nigella Corvette George Philip & Sons, Dartmouth Sep 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Spirae Corvette A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow Oct 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Veronica Corvette Smith's Dock Co, Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees Oct 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Violet Corvette William Simons & Co, Renfrew Dec 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 1245 109
Avon Vale Destroyer Escort John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Oct 1940 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1625 168
Eridge Destroyer Escort Swan Hunter Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne Aug 1940 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1625 168
Liddesdale Destroyer Escort Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle Aug 1940 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 28 1450 147
Quantock Destroyer Escort Scotts' Shipbuilding, Greenock Apr 1940 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 28 1450 147
Whaddon Destroyer Escort Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan Jul 1940 4 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 28 1450 147
Blackpool Minesweeper Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast Jul 1940 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 690 60
Bude Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew Sep 1940 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 875 87
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Alberni Corvette Canadian Yarrow Ltd, Esquimault, BC Aug 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Nestor Destroyer Fairfield Shipbuilding, Govan Jul 1940 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 10 x 21" TT 36 1773 218
Goulburn Minesweeper Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, NSW Nov 1940 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
netherlands flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Jacob van Heemskerck Light Cruiser Nederlande Dock & Shipbuilding, Amsterdam Sep 1939 10 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 6 x 20 mm 33.5 3787 309
norway flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Blackpool Minesweeper Harland & Wolff, Ltd, Belfast Jul 1940 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 590 60

 

Axis Commissioned

german flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Z 27 Destroyer Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Aug 1940 4 x 5.9"; 4 x 37 mm; 6 x 20 mm; 8 x 21" TT; 60 Mines; 4 DC   38.5 2603 321
U-68 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Nov 1940 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-78 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Dec 1940 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-83 Submarine Flender-Werke, Lubeck Dec 1940 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 741 44
U-147 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Nov 1940 2 x 20 mm; 3 x 21" TT 13 309 25
U-203 Submarine Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel Jan 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-556 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1940 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-557 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1940 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-558 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Dec 1940 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-559 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jan 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-651 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Dec 1940 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44

 

Neutral Commissioned

USA flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Grayson Destroyer Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC Aug 1940 5 x 5"; 6 x 0.5"; 10 x 21" TT 35 1839 208
O 02 Submarine Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA May 1918 1 x 3"; 4 x 18" TT 14 521 29
O 03 Submarine Electric Boat Co, Groton, CT Sep 1917 1 x 3"; 4 x 18" TT 14 521 29
O 06 Submarine Fore River Co, Quincy, MA Nov 1917 1 x 3"; 4 x 18" TT 14 521 29
O 07 Submarine Fore River Co, Quincy, MA Dec 1917 1 x 3"; 4 x 18" TT 14 521 29
Hovey Minesweeper William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA Apr 1919 4 x 4"; 1 x 3"; 12 x 21" TT 35 1190 139
japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
I-9 Submarine Kure Naval Dockyard May 1939 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft   23.5 2434 114
Ishigaki Escort Mitsui Tamano Shipyard, Tamano Sep 1940 3 x 4.7"; 4 x 25 mm; 36 DC 19.7 860 150
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
M 35 Submarine Marti Yard, Nikolayev, Leningrad Aug 1940 1 x 45 mm; 4 x 21" TT 13.5 210 20
M 36 Submarine Marti Yard, Nikolayev, Leningrad Aug 1940 1 x 45 mm; 4 x 21" TT 13.5 210 20