Key WWII events - September 1941

German forces capture Kiev & encircle Leningrad
Operation Halberd: Allied convoy from Gibraltar to Malta. Convoy of 9 merchant ships. 8 arrived, 1 sank.
First Arctic convoy to Soviet Union leaves Iceland

Image of Soviet battleship Marat Sep 1941

Soviet battleship Marat

Axis Sep-41 Allied
France flag Romania flag italy flag german flag Total Class Total british flag free France flag soviet flag canada flag australia flag new zealand flag poland flag netherlands flag norway flag greece flag yugo flag
3 0 5 1 6 Battleships 14 11 0 3 0 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 0 0 0 Light Carriers 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 4 2 6 Heavy Cruisers 19 11 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 0 11 3 14 Light Cruisers 51 36 0 3 0 4 3 0 5 0 0 0
51 7 63 38 108 Destroyers 263 162 3 51 14 7 0 4 9 4 9 0
59 1 81 132 214 Submarines 276 53 6 189 0 0 0 2 20 0 5 1
1 0 0 0 0 Escort Carriers 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 3 34 13 50 Escorts 264 176 18 16 47 4 0 2 0 1 0 0
3 0 0 6 6 Other 41 33 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

Class USA flag japan flag argentina flag brazil flag chile flag columbia flag peru flag denmark flag sweden flag portugal flag spain flag turkey flag thailand flag
Battleships 14 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Fleet Carriers 6 5 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
Heavy Cruisers 18 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Light Cruisers 19 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0
Destroyers 185 100 16 7 8 2 2 0 19 5 16 5 8
Submarines 112 59 3 4 9 0 4 8 19 4 4 7 4
Escort Carriers 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorts 0 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0
Other 5 0 6 0 3 0 0 2 7 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
Springbank Auxiliary Anti-Aircraft Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-201, 700 miles WSW of Fastnet, in the North Atlantic Ocean 27/09/1941. Torpedoed by British warship Jasmine 28/09/1941
Damaged Report
Nelson Battleship Damaged by torpedo from Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM 84 aircraft, NW of La Galite Island, in the Mediterranean Sea, during Operation Halberd, torpedo hit ship in its own torpedo room on portside near the bow, her speed was reduced to 18 knots 27/09/1941
Nigeria Cruiser Damaged by mine during sinking of German warship Bremse, near Porshanger Fjord, Norway, bow of ship damaged 06/09/1941
Janus Destroyer Damaged by gunfire from Vichy French warships Valmy & Guepard, during Operation Halbard in the Mediterranean Sea. Ship hit in the boiler room & bridge by 3 shells, she was disabled & taken in tow by British warship Kimberley, 13 dead, 13 survivors 09/06/1941. Towed to Haifa for temporary repair arriving 10/06/1941
Croome Destroyer Damaged ramming Italian submarine Maggiore Baracca, NE of Azores, in the North Atlantic 40.15N 20.55W 08/09/1941
soviet flag Lost Report
Marat Battlecruiser Damaged by near miss of 2 bombs from German Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber aircraft, in Kronstadt harbour causing forward magazine to exploded 326 dead 23/09/1941. Constructive total loss. Became gun platform for rest of war
Frunze Destroyer Bombed by German Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber aircraft off Tendra Island 21/09/1941
M 74 Submarine Bombed by German aircraft off Kronshtadt 23/09/1941
P1 Pravda Submarine Mined off Hango 17/09/1941
ShCh 319 Submarine Mined in Gulf of Finland 29/09/1941
Minrep Minesweeper Mined off Feodosia, Black Sea 12/09/1941
Damaged Report
Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya Battlecruiser Damaged by 3 bombs from German aircraft 21/09/1941
Steregushchiy Destroyer Bombed by German Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber at Kronstadt 21/09/1941
Minsk Destroyer Bombed by German Stuka aircraft off Kronstadt 23/09/1941
Bezbozhnik Submarine Damaged in accident in 09/1941. Not repaired
Vikhr Escort Bombed by German aircraft 21/09/1941
canada flag Lost Report
Levis Corvette Damaged by torpedo from German submarine U-74, E of Cape Farewell, in the North Atlantic, crew abandoned ship except damage control party, she was taken in tow by Canadian warship Mayflower, but she sank, 2 dead 60.07N 38.37W 19/09/1941

 

Axis Losses

german flag Lost Report
Admiral Scheer Battleship Damaged by accidental explosion of 2 of her own depth charges, whilst on route from Swinemunde to Norway. Explosion caused by crew handling error 25/09/1941
U-207 Submarine Depth charged by British warships Leamington & Veteran, in the Straits of Denmark SW of Angmassalik, Greenland, 41 dead, 0 survivors 63.59N 34.48W 11/09/1941
U-501 Submarine Damaged by depth charges from Canadian warships Chambly & Moose-Jaw, in the Straits of Denmark, S of Angmagsalik, Greenland, boat was forced to the surface next to Moose-Jaw. The boat's captain jumped on board the ship without getting wet. The Canadian ships feared a boarding attempt and moved away. Chambly then rammed the submarine. The Canadians then board looking for enigma equipment, inside it became obvious that the boat was sinking quickly. 1 Canadian died, 11 dead, 37 survivors captured 62.50N 37.50W 10/09/1941
Bremse Minelayer Sunk by gunfire from British warship Nigeria, near Porshanger Fjord, Norway 06/09/1941
Konigin Luise Minesweeper Mined by Soviet mine S of Helsinki, in the Baltic Sea 60.00N 25.09E 25/09/1941
Damaged Report
U-67 Submarine Damaged ramming British submarine Clyde which was slightly damaged, submarine's bows was badly damaged 27/09/1941. Returned to Lorient 16/10/1941
U-85 Submarine Damaged by depth charge attack from Canadian warships Skeena & Alberni NE of Cape Farewell 14/09/1941
U-579 Submarine Damaged by fire in bow torpedo room, 2 dead, 42 survivors 29/09/1941
italy flag Lost Report
Adua Submarine Depth charged by British warships Gurkha & Legion, SW of Cartagena, in the Mediterranean Sea 37.10N 00.56E 30/09/1941
Alessandro Malaspina Submarine Lost unknown cause in North Atlantic 09/1941
Fisalia Submarine Sunk by British warships Hyacinth, off Haifa, in the eastern Mediterranean Sea 32.19N 34.17E 28/09/1941
Maggiore Baracca Submarine Rammed by British warship Croome, NE of Azores, in the North Atlantic 40.15N 20.55W 08/09/1941
Smeraldo Submarine Lost unknown cause central 09/1941

 

Neutral Losses

sweden flag Damaged Report
Goteborg Destroyer Sunk by unexplained explosion in Haarsfjarden naval base near Stockholm 17/09/1941. Raised & repaired after war
Klas Horn Destroyer Sunk by unexplained explosion in Haarsfjarden naval base near Stockholm 17/09/1941. Raised & repaired after war
Klas Uggla Destroyer Sunk by unexplained explosion in Haarsfjarden naval base near Stockholm 17/09/1941. Constructive total loss.

 

Commissioned - Details ships newly commissioned during the month.

Allied Commissioned

british flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Onslow Destroyer John Brown & Co, Ltd, Clydebank Mar 1941 4 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 8 x 21" 37 2270 212
P 36 Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Apr 1941 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Umbra Submarine Vickers & Armstrong Ltd, Barrow Mar 1941 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Una Submarine Chatham Royal Dockyard, Chatham Jun 1941 1 x 3"; 4 x 21" TT 11.25 630 33
Dulverton Destroyer Escort Alex Stephen & Sons, Ltd, Govan Apr 1941 6 x 4"; 4 x 1.6" pp 27 1625 168
Fraserburgh Minesweeper Lobnitz & Co, Ltd, Renfrew May 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 875 87
Peterhead Minesweeper Blyth Shipbuilding, Blyth Oct 1940 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 875 87
free France flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Commandante Detroyat Corvette Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen Jun 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Roselys Corvette John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen May 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
soviet flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Reshitelniy Destroyer Komsomolsk Dockyard, Komosomolsk Apr 1940 4 x 5.1"; 2 x 3"; 3 x 37 mm; 4 x 0.5" MG; 6 x 21" TT; 60 mines 37 1855 246
K 51 Submarine Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad Jul 1939 2 x 100 mm; 1 x 45 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 20 Mines 21 1490 60
ShCh 135 Submarine Dalzavod Yard, Vladivostock Apr 1940 2 x 45 mm; 2 x 0.3" MG; 6 x 21" TT 13.6 587 39
ShCh 136 Submarine Dalzavod Yard, Vladivostock Apr 1940 2 x 45 mm; 2 x 0.3" MG; 6 x 21" TT 13.6 587 39
ShCh 407 Submarine Marti Yard, Nikolayev, Leningrad Jun 1940 2 x 45 mm; 2 x 0.3" MG; 6 x 21" TT 13.6 587 39
ShCh 408 Submarine Marti Yard, Nikolayev, Leningrad Jun 1940 2 x 45 mm; 2 x 0.3" MG; 6 x 21" TT 13.6 587 39
canada flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Drumheller Corvette Collingwood Shipbuilding, Collingwood, ON Jul 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Dunvegan Corvette Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel, QC Dec 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Morden Corvette Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur, ON May 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Shawinigan Corvette GT Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing, Lauzon, QC May 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Summerside Corvette Morton Shipbuilding Ltd, Quebec City, QC May 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109
Burlington Minesweeper Dufferin Shipbuilding Co, Toronto, ON Nov 1940 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Chedabucto Minesweeper Burrand Dry Dock & Shipbuilding, Vancouver, BC Apr 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Georgian Minesweeper Dufferin Shipbuilding Co, Toronto, ON Jan 1941 1 x 3"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
Mahone Minesweeper North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, Vancouver, BC Aug 1940 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 688 87
australia flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Norman Destroyer John I. Thornycroft & Co, Ltd, Woolston, Southampton Oct 1940 6 x 4.7"; 4 x 1.6" pp; 10 x 21" TT 36 1773 218
Warrambool Minesweeper Morts Dock, Shipbuilders, Sydney, NSW May 1941 1 x 4"; 1 x 40mm; 40 DC 16 650 90
norway flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Montbretia Corvette Fleming & Ferguson Ltd, Shipbuilding, Paisley May 1941 1 x 4"; 40 DC 16.5 900 109

 

Axis Commissioned

germany flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
U-156 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen May 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-157 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jun 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-158 Submarine Deschimag AG 'Weser', Bremen Jun 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-162 Submarine Seebeckwerft, Wesermunde Mar 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-251 Submarine Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack Jul 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-405 Submarine Danziger Werft, Danzig Jun 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-436 Submarine F. Schichau, Danzig Jun 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-456 Submarine Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel Jun 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-506 Submarine Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg Jun 1941 1 x 105 mm; 1 x 37 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT   18.2 1102 48
U-586 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jul 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-587 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jul 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-588 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Jul 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-589 Submarine Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Aug 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-656 Submarine Howaldtswerke, Hamburg Jul 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
U-702 Submarine HC Stulcken, Hamburg May 1941 1 x 88 mm; 1 x 20 mm; 5 x 21" TT   17.9 749 44
Michel AMC Danziger Werft, Danzig 6 x 5.9"; 1 x 105 mm; 4 x 37 mm; 4 x 20 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 MTB; 2 Aircraft 16 4740 406
italy flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Ammiraglio Caracciolo Submarine Cantiere Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone Oct 1940 1 x 100 mm; 4 x 13.2 mm; 14 x 17.7" TT   17 1653 85

 

Neutral Commissioned

japan flag Class Builder Launched Armament Armour Speed Tons Crew
Zuikaku Carrier Kawasaki Dockyard Co, Ltd, Kobe Nov 1939 16 x 5"; 42 x 25 mm; 72 Aircraft 8.1"-3.9" 34.2 25675 1660
Akigumo Destroyer Uraga Dock Co, Ltd, Tokyo Apr 1941 6 x 5"; 4 x 25 mm; 8 x 24" TT; 36 DC 35 2077 228
I-23 Submarine Yokosuka Naval Dockyard Nov 1939 1 x 5.5"; 2 x 25 mm; 6 x 21" TT; 1 Aircraft 23.6 2198 101
Taiyo Escort Carrier Mitsubishi Heavy Metals Industries, Nagasaki Sep 1940 6 x 4.7"; 8 x 25 mm; 27 Aircraft 21 17830 747