183, April 22 1940, Lolworth. British. Mined, sank east of Ramsgate, Kent  51°22′N 1°26′E  /  / 51.367; 1.433 2 of her 24 crew lost.

184, April 24 1940, Girasol. British. Mined, sank collided with Contractor in the North Sea north of Margate, Kent. 
All crew saved.

185, April 24 1940, Rydal Force. British. Mined, sank Sea off Ramsgate, Kent. 11 of her 13 crew lost.

186, April 24 1940, Stokesley, 1149 tons. British. Mined, sank north of Birchington, Kent 51°32′N 1°16′E  /   / 51.533; 1.267 15 crew lost.

187, April 1940, Margham Abbey, 2490 tons,  Convoy FS 53. British. Mined, sank Thames Estuary north of Herne Bay. All crew saved.

189, May 1940, Teaser. Fishing vessel. British. Mined, sank off Tollesbury, Essex. All crew saved.

324, June 1 1940. Prague. British. Bombed and damaged in the North Sea 13 nautical miles (24 km) off North Foreland, Kent. She was beached off Sandwich, Kent.

193, June 4  1940, Emil Deschamps,  349t. Minesweeper. French Navy. Mined, sank returning from Dunkirk, 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east north east of Foreness Point, Kent, United Kingdom 51°24′00″N 1°19′24″    / 51.40000; 1.32333. Of the (approx) 500 troops on board only 100 were rescued.

194, June 5 1940, Sweep II, 145 t. British. Mined, sank east of Harwich, Essex. 2 crew lost.

195, June  6 1940, Harcalo, British. Mined, beached off Ramsgate, Kent 51°19′N 1°32′E    /   / 51.317; 1.533 3 crew lost. 

196, June 8 1940, Hardingham,  5415 ton. British. Mined, sank north north east of Margate, Kent 51°39′N 1°40′E      /   / 51.650; 1.667

197, June 9  1940. Empire Commerce,  3857 ton. British. Mined, off Margate, Kent beached Mucking Sands. 

198, June 12  1940. Yvonne. Belgium. Mined, sank 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of the Goodwin Knoll Buoy, off the coast of Kent. 10 of her 12 crew lost. 

199, July 3 1940. Bijou, 98 ton. Steam Barge. British. Bombed, sank River Stour at Mistley. All crew saved.

200, July  4 1940. Remembrance, Fishing Vessel. British. Mined, sank English Channel 51°53′N 1°22′E   / All crew saved. 

201, July 15 1940. Heworth, Convoy FN 223. British. Bombed and sank 10 miles south of the Aldeburgh Lightship. (North Shipwash) 4 crew lost.

202, July 15 1940. Zbaraz,  Convoy FN 223, Poland. Bombed and sank  10 miles south of the Aldeburgh Lightship (South Shipwash) All crew saved.

203, July 26 1940. Haytor, British. Mined, sank Sea east of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. 

204, July  29 1940. Clan Monroe, 5952 ton. British. Mined, off Harwich, Essex, beached. 13 crew lost.

325, July 29 1940. Moldart. British. Mined and sunk when on passage from Greenhithe for Newcastle with a cargo of cement at 51°59′N 1°49′E /   / 51.983; 1.817 11 crew lost.

205, Aug 2 1940, (Aug 10?) City of Brisbane, 8006 tones, Convoy FS 247. British Liner. Bombed off Margate. Caught fire South Long Sand 51°32′30″N 1°23′30″E      /   / 51.54167; 1.39167 8 crew lost.

206, Aug 2 1940. City of Dundee, Convoy FS 247. British. Ran aground in the Thames Estuary off Southend 51°32′30″N 1°23′30″  / 51.54167; 1.39167

326, Aug 3 1940. Wychwood. British. Struck a mine and sank in the North Sea east of Felixstowe, Suffolk 52°00′N 1°48′E  /  / 52.000; 1.800. 22 crew were rescued by HMS Mallard

000,  Aug 21  1940, Kylemore Netlayer,(Off Chart) British. Bombed, sank off Harwich, Essex.

207, Oct  5 1940, Adaptity, 372 tons. British. Mined, sank Thames Estuary 51°44′N 1°17′E      /   / 51.733; 1.283 
1 crew lost.

209, Oct  12 1940. Astrid, motor yacht. British. Mined, sank off Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent.

327, Oct 17 1940. Frankrig, Danish. Mined and sunk near bouy 54. 52°03′N 1°48′E    /  / 52.050; 1.800 19 crew were rescued by HMS Holderness.

210, Oct  19 1940. Aridity, British. Mined, sank near the Oaze Lightship north east of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

211, Oct  21 1940. Houston City,  4935 tons. British. Bombed and damaged in the Thames Estuary north east of Leysdown-on-Sea, Kent and was beached. Salvage abandoned following repeated bombing during salvage efforts.

212, Oct 28 1940. Sheaf Field. British. Mined and sank in the mouth of the River Deben, Suffolk. 26 crew survived.

213, Oct  29 1940. G W Humphreys. British. Mined, sank East Oaze Deep, Thames Estuary, north of Leysdown-on-Sea, Kent. 7 crew lost.

214, Nov 1 1940. East Oaze Light Vessel. British. Bombed and sunk in the Thames Estuary.

215, Nov 1 1940. Letchworth, 1317 tons. Convoy FS 22. British. Bombed and sunk in the Thames Estuary north east of Sheerness. 1 crew lost.

216, Nov 2 1940. Lea, 168 tons. British Tug. Mined, sank in the River Thames at Tilbury. 6 crew lost.

217, Nov 2 1940. Deanbrook, 149 tons. British Tug. Mined, sank in the River Thames at Tilbury, Essex. 6 crew lost.

218, Nov 7 1940. Astrologer, 1673 tons. Convoy FS 28, British. Bombed and off the coast of Essex 51°32′N 1°06′E     /  / 51.533; 1.100 and was beached.

219, Nov 7 1940. Herland, 2645 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary north east of Sheerness, Kent. 
18 crew lost.

220, Nov  8 1940. Agamemnon, 1390 tons, Convoy FN 329. Netherlands. Bombed and sunk in the Thames Estuary. 2 crew lost.

328, Nov 9 1940. Baltrader. British. Mined and sank in the North Sea 51°41′N 1°18′E   / 2 crew lost.

221, Nov 11 1940. Colonel Crompton. British. Bombed and sunk at Southend Essex.

223, Nov 1940. Corsea. British. Bombed and sunk at Southend, Essex.

224, Nov 12 1940. Argus, 661 tons, Trinity House tender. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary north east of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. 34 of her 35 crew lost. 

225, Nov 18 1940. Ability, 293 tons. British. Mined, sank was bombed and sunk in the North Sea 51°45′N 1°11′E   /   / 51.750; 1.183 All crew saved.

226, Nov 23 1940. Sailor King. British. Mined, sank off Brightlingsea, Essex.

227, Nov 24 1940. Alice Marie, 2208 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary. All crew saved.

229, Dec  6 1940. Supremity, 554 tons. British. Mined, sank north of Whitstable, Kent. 1 crew lost.

230, Dec 8  1940. Actuality,  311 tons. British. Mined, sank north west of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the Mouse Lightship.

231, Dec  17 1940, Aquiety, 370 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary south of Southend, Essex. 6 crew lost.

232, Dec  17 1940. Belvedere, 809 tons. British. Mined, sank Thames Estuary north of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. 
4 of her 6 crew lost.

233, Dec  17 1940. Inver, 1543 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary north of Sheerness. 17 crew lost. 

234, Dec  17 1940. Malrix, 703 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary north of Whitstable, Kent. 8 crew lost.

235, Dec  17 1940. Beneficient. 2944 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary north of the Isle of Sheppey. 6 crew lost.

236, Dec  18 1940. Ability. British. Mined, sank in the North Sea south of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

237, Dec 19 1940. Arinia. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary off the Nore Lightship. All 60 on board, lost.

238, Dec  21 1940. TIC 12 (barge) British. Mined, sank’ Thames Estuary 51°28′N 0°46′E  /   / 51.467; 0.767 All crew saved. 

329, Dec 21 1940. Sun IX, Tug. British. Mined and sunk in the Thames. 3 crew lost.

239, Dec 211940. River Thames (tug) 88 tons. British. Mined, sank sank in the Thames Estuary north of Sheerness, Kent 51°28′N 0°46′   / 51.467; 0.767 3 crew lost.

330, Dec 22 194. Llandilo, 4966 tons. British. Severly damaged by a mine between No. 2 and 3 Yantlet Buoys, Thames Estuary.

240, Dec 27 1940. Araby, 4936 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary south west of Southend, Essex. 
6 crew lost. 

241, Dec 27 1940. Kinnaird Head, British. Mined, sank north of Sheerness, Kent. 6 crew lost.

242, Jan 1 1941. Attendant (Sheerness oiler) 1016 tons. British. Mined, damaged in the Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent. 

243, Jan 3 1941. Pinewood,  2466 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) south of Southend Pier, Essex. 6 of her 18 crew lost.

244, Jan 19 1941. Bonnington Court,  4909 tons. British. Bombed, sank in the North Sea off the Sunk Lightship. 
2 crew lost.

245, Jan  24 1941. Corheath, 1096 tons. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary. 3 crew lost.

246, Jan 26 1941. Belgia, 1568 tons. Convoy FN 92. Belgium. Bombed, damaged in the Thames Estuary. 6 of her 26 crew lost.

247, Jan 26 1941. Catford. British. Mined and damaged in the Thames Estuary and was beached.

248, Feb 2 1941. The Sultan. 824 tons. British. Bombed and sunk in the North Sea 51°43′N 1°26′E / 51.717°N 1.433°E / 51.717; 1.433 2 of her 14 crew lost.

249, Feb 6 1941, Angularity. British. Torpedoed and sunk by German torpedo boat S-30 (Feldt) in the Shipwash Channel, off Harwich. 8 crew lost 1 taken prisoner by S 30.

250, Feb 25 1941. Globe, Thames barge. British. Mined, sank Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent. 2 crew lost.

331, Feb 26 1941. Martinet, sailing barge. British. Mined and sank off Alderton.

​251, Feb 27 1941. Old Charlton. British. Bombed and sunk. All crew saved.

252, March 6 1941. Mexico, 3107 tons. Norway. Mine and sank in the North Sea 51°53′N 1°37′E / 51.883°N 1.617°E / 51.883; 1.617 10 of her 33 crew lost.

254, April 9 1941. Lunula,  6363 tons. British. Mined, sunk and damaged at Thameshaven, Essex. 37 crew lost. She burnt for four days.

332, April 9 1941. Falcon, Army launch. Bombed while moored next to Darcy Cooper and Marmion at Trinity pier, Harwic.

255, April  10 1941. Alert. British fireboat. Mined, damaged at Ipswich, Suffolk.

256, April  10 1941. Queen. British fireboat. Mined, sunk at Ipswich, Suffolk.

257, April  10 1941. Greta. British fireboat. Mined, sunk  at Ipswich, Suffolk.

258, April  17 1941. Montalto,  623 tons. British. Bombed, sunk Rochester, Kent. 

259, April  17 1941. Profit. Norway. Mined, sunk Sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom 51°47′27″N 1°30′33″E / 51.79083°N 1.50917°E / 51.79083; 1.50917 12 crew lost

260, April  22 1941. Coronation of Leeds. British Steam Barge. Mined, sunk off Thames Haven, Essex. All 3 crew lost. 

261, May  8 1941. THISTLE, examination drifter. British. Mined, sunk in the North Sea 51°45′N 1°09′E / 51.750°N 1.150°E / 51.750; 1.150 All crew saved.

262, May  19 1941. Winkfield, 5279 tons. British. Mined, sunk in the Thames Estuary 1 mile SW of Buoy B4. 51°35′N 1°10′E / 51.583°N 1.167°E / 51.583; 1.167 10 crew lost. 

263, May 30 1941. Westavon, 2842 tons. British. Mined, sunk sank in the North Sea 51°36′N 1°11′E / 51.600°N 1.183°E / 51.600; 1.183 All crew saved.

264, June  15 1941. Audacious, fishing vessel. British. Mined, sunk mine and sank in the North Sea 51°28′N 0°51′E / 51.467°N 0.850°E / 51.467; 0.850 All but one of crew lost.

265, June  18 1941. Doris II, fishing vessel. British. Mined, sunk in the Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent. 
Both crew lost.

266, June 21/28 1941. Cormount, British Collier. Bombed and beached on Shotley Spit. Harwich.

267, June 21/28 1941. Skum, Collier. Norway. Bomber  off Harwich and towed to Southend.

268, July  9 1941. Blue Mermaid. British. Mined, sunk off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 51°39′01″N 1°08′05″E / 51.65028°N 1.13472°E / 51.65028; 1.13472 2 crew lost.

269, July 13 1941. Collingdoc, 1780 tons. British. Mined, sunk in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex.

333, Aug 12 1941. Express. Fishing vessel. British. Mined and sunk on Whitstable flats. No loss of life.

270, Aug 19 1941. Golden Grain, Sailing barge. British. Mined, sunk in the North Sea 51°35′18″N 1°03′18″E / 51.58833°N 1.05500°E / 51.58833; 1.05500. All 3 crew lost.

MERCHANT NAVY LOSSES IN THE THAMES ESTUARY WW2 1939 – 1945

Red wreck symbols = Royal navy ships sunk. Blue wreck symbols = Merchant Navy ships sunk.
Wreck with yellow spot = the Richard Montgomery.

Numbers on the wreck symbols correspond to the numbers next to the vessels listed below.

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 271,  Aug 24 1941. Skagerrak, British. Mined, sunk in the River Orwell at Harwich, Essex 51°58′08″N 1°16′06″E / 51.96889°N 1.26833°E / 51.96889; 1.26833 18 of her 24 crew and passengers lost.

272, Sep 19 1941. Glen Alva, Fishing Trawler. British. Mined, sunk in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex. 2 crew of 2 lost.

334, Sept 19 1941. Bradglen. British. Mined and sunk in the Thames. 9 crew lost.

273, Sep 19 1941. Prestatyn Rose, 1151 tons. British. Bombed and damaged 3 nautical miles off Harwich Essex. 51°52′25″N 1°35′45″E / 51.87361°N 1.59583°E. Beached. / 51.87361; 1.59583

274, Sep  21 1941. Vancouver, 5729 tons. British. Mined, sunk 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the Sunk Lightship. Only three of her 45 crew survived. 

278, Oct 18 1941, Mahseer, 7911 tons. British. Mined, sunk in the Thames Estuary 51°41′N 1°19′E / 51.683°N 1.317°E / 51.683; 1.317 All crew saved. 

279, Oct 18  1941. Empire Ghyll, British. Mined, sunk in the Thames Estuary 51°41′N 1°19′E / 51.683°N 1.317°E / 51.683; 1.317 7 crew lost. 

280, Oct 31 1941. British Fortune, 4696 tons. British. Bombed, sunk in the North Sea 51°58′45″N 1°37′30″E / 51.97917°N 1.62500°E / 51.97917; 1.62500

281, Oct 31 1941. Nicholaos Piangos,  4499 tons. Greek. Bombed and sunk in the North Sea  51°58′45″N 1°37′30″E / 51.97917°N 1.62500°E / 51.97917; 1.62500

283, Nov 4 1941. Britisher (Sailing Barge) 68 ton. British. Mined and sank in the Maplin Sands, Essex. Both crew lost.

336, 1942. Bankside, Barge. British. Mined off the Maplin Sands with a cargo of flour. The skipper was killed but the mate managed to get into the row boat.  

287, Jan  3 1942. Corfen, 1848 tons. British. Mined and was damaged in the Thames Estuary. She was taken in tow but later sank.

289, Jan 6 1942. Norwich Trader, 217 tons. British. Mined, sunk in the North Sea 51°55′07″N 1°32′05″E / 51.91861°N 1.53472°E / 51.91861; 1.53472 All 7 crew lost.

290,  Jan 12 1942. Quickstep, 2722 tons. British. Mined, sunk in the North Sea 51°46′N 1°26′E / 51.767°N 1.433°E / 51.767; 1.433 12 of her 28 crew lost.

291, Jan 19 1942. HKD (Kathleen) British. Mined, sunk in the North Sea 51°28′12″N 0°52′42″E / 51.47000°N 0.87833°E / 51.47000; 0.87833 Crew saved.

292, Jan 25 1942. Swynfleet. British. Mined and sank in the North Sea off the Landguard Point Lighthouse, Suffolk. 
All crew saved.

294, Feb 21 1942. Atlanticos,  5446 tons. Greek. Mine and sank in the Thames Estuary. 40 crew lost.

339, March 1 1942. Polgarth, British. Mined 2 miles off Aldeburgh Light Float.All 16 crew saved.

295, March 16 1942. Cressdene.  4270 tons. British. Mine and sank in the Thames Estuary.

335, May 4 1942. Little Express, Fishing Vessel (Owned by same couple as Express) British. Mined and sunk also on Whitstable flats. All 3 crew killed.

337, June 17 1942. Maggie, Fishing Smack from West Mersea. British. Mined. 2 crew killed a married couple.

300, Nov 18 1942. Linwood. British. Mine and sank in the Thames Estuary.

338, Dec 27 1942. Gertrude May, Sailing barge. British. Mined and sang at position 51° 45' N, 01° 19' E. 1 crew lost.

302, Jan 8 1943. Bolbec, 1345 tons. British. Collision and sunk in the Thames estuary N.W. of Sheerness.

303, Jan 24 1943. Resolute (Sailing Barge) British. Mined and sank River Crouch. Mate lost, Captain saved.

304, Jan 27 1943. Castanet (Sailing Barge) British. Collision in River Orwell.

306, April 6 1943. Josephina Thordén. Finnish. Mined in the Thames Estuary  near Sunk Head Buoys 51°47′18″N 1°28′42″E / 51.78833°N 1.47833°E She broke in two with the aft end sinking and the fore being towed to Tilbury dock.  / 51.78833; 1.47833 15 of her 55 crew lost.

307, April 17 1943. Dynamo, 809 tons. British. Mined and sank in the north sea. 7 of her crew lost. 

308, Nov 4 1943. British Progress, 4581 tons. British. Torpedo and severely damaged, in the North Sea by torpedo from a German E-Boat, losing 18 feet (5.5 m) of her bow.

309, Dec 21 1943. Norhawk, 6080 tons. British, (but for a short time Norwegian) Mine and sank in the Thames Estuary at 51°30′03″N 01°33′01″E / 51.50083°N 1.55028°E / 51.50083; 1.55028 or  WikiMiniAtlas51°50′12″N 01°33′14″E / 51.83667°N 1.55389°E / 51.83667; 1.55389 11 of her 41 crew lost.

310, Aug 20 1944. Richard Montgomery, 9000 Tons. United States. Ran aground in the Thames Estuary 51°27′57″N 0°47′12″. Remains there today / 51.46583; 0.78667

311, Feb 15 1945 Liseta, Netherlands. Torpedoed and severely damaged off North Foreland, Kent, by the midget submarine U-5361. 16 of her crew were lost.

312, March 23 1945. Newlands, 1556 tons (Cargo Oilcake). British. Torpedoed German midget submarine in 51.28N/01.25E and sunk.

313, March 30 1945. Jim, 823 tons. British. Torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by a Seehund midget submarine.

314, April  16 1945. Monarch, 1150 tons. British. (cable ship) Torpedoed and sunkoff Orfordness, Suffolk by a Seehund midget submarine.

315, April 18 1945. Filleigh, (Convoy TAM 118) British. Torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Dover, Kent by U-245.

316. April 18 1945. Karmt, (Convoy TAM 118) Norway. Torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Dover 51°27′N 1°43′E / 51.450°N 1.717°E / 51.450; 1.717 by U-245. 4 of her 39 crew lost.

317, April 22 1945. Sverre Helmersen. Norway. Torpedoed  and damaged by U-2329 in convoy between Southend and Antwerp.

MERCHANT VESSELS LOST. (In chronological order. Some numbers are out of sequence  of vessels discovered at a later date. To find a ship press the "ctrl" and "f"  keys on your computer and type name in the box)

133, Sep 19 1939, Magdapur, British. Mined and sank in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk  52°11′N 1°43′E / 52.183°N 1.717°E. Mines from the U 13.  6 of her 81 crew lost.

319, Oct 19 1939. City of London. British. Collided in the River Thames with a Dutch vessel and was beached at World's End, Tilbury, Essex.

134, Oct 20 1939, Thames Barge. British. Sank off Burnham-on-Crouch. 

135, Nov 3 1939, Matra, 8003 tons, British. Mined, 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of the Tongue Lightship, beached. 16 crew lost. 

136, Nov 13 1939, Ponzano. British. Mine and sank in the North Sea off Margate, Kent. 51°29′N 1°25′E / 51.483°N 1.417°E / 51.483; 1.417. The crew were rescued by Norwegian fishing boats.

137, Nov 15 1939. Woodtown, British. Mined, sank the North Sea north of Margate, 8 crew lost. 

138, Nov 16 1939. Resercho. (position sank off chart.) British, trawler. Mined, sank, North Sea off Orfordness, Suffolk. 
139, Nov 18 1939. Blackhill, 2495 tons. British. Mined, sank, North Sea off Longsand Head Lightship. 1 crew lost.

140, Nov 18 1939. Simon Bolivar 8309 tons. Netherlands. Liner. Mined, sank off Harwich. 51°49′N 1°41′E / 51.817°N 1.683°E / 51.817; 1.683. 86 lives lost. (130 in Battle of East Coast.)

141, Nov 18 1939. Carica Milica 6371 tons. Yugoslavia. Mined,  3.5 nautical miles north of the Shipwash Lightship. 
All crew saved.

142, Nov 19 1939. Torchbearer. Mined, sank 2 nautical miles north north east of the Shipwash Lightship, Harwich. 
4 crew lost.

143, Nov 19 1939. Grazia 5857 tons. Italy. Mined, sank, 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of North Foreland. (wreck site shows her further out). 6 crew lost.

144, Nov 21 1939. Terukuni Maru 11930. Japan. Liner. Mined, sank, 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off the Sunk Lightship. All 206 passengers and crew saved.

145, Nov 22 1939. Geraldus  2495 tons. British. Mined, sank 3 nautical miles off the Sunk Lightship.

146, Nov 22 1939. Lowland, 794 tons. British. Mine, sank in off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 9 of her 12 crew lost.

147, Nov 23 1939. Hookwood, British. Mined,  sank 3.5 nautical miles) east north east of the Tongue Lightship. 
2 of her 17 crew lost.

148, Nov 24 1940, Ryal. British. Mined and sunk in the North Sea 51°32′N 1°04′E  /  / 51.533; 1.067. 8 of her 9 crew lost.

149, Nov 27 1939. Spaarndam 8857 tons. Netherlands. Cargo liner. Mined and sank 2 nautical miles north east of the Tongue Lightship. 7 crew lost.

150, Nov 28 1939. Rubislaw 1041 tons. British. Mined,  sank 1.5 nautical miles east north east of the Tongue Lightship. 13 crew lost.

152,  Nov 30 1939. Sheaf Crest, 1730 tons. British. Mined, sank off Margate. 51°32′N 1°26′E  /   / 51.533; 1.433 
1 of her 30 crew lost.

153, Dec 1 1939. Dalryan  4558 tons. British. Mined, sank 2.5 nautical miles south west of the Tongue Lightship 51°31′00″N 1°19′05″E  /   / 51.51667; 1.31806

154, Dec 2 1939. San Calisto,  8010 tons, Tanker. British. Mined, sank 2.5 nautical miles south west of the Tongue Lightship. 6 of her 42 crew lost, 7 wounded. 

155, Dec 6 1939. Paralos, 3455 tons, British. Mined, sank 7 nautical miles north east of North Foreland, Kent 51°31′N 1°37′E  /  / 51.517; 1.617. 3 of 25 crew lost.

157, Dec 15 1939. Ursus, 1499tons, Sweden. Mined, sank north of North Foreland, Kent 51°35′N 1°36′  / 51.583; 1.600. 9 of her 20 crew lost.

158, Dec 23 1940. Stad Maastricht, Dutch Tanker. Torpedoed North Sea south east of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 52°35′N 2°03′E  /  taken in tow, sank.

159, Jan 6 1940. Eta, Fishing Vessel. British. Mined, sank in the Thames Estuary 6 nautical miles north west of the Outer Gabbard Lightship. All crew saved.

160, Jan 7 1940. Cedrington Court, British. Mined, sank 2 nautical miles north east of the North Goodwin Lightship 55°15′N 1°35′E / 55.250°N 1.583°E / 55.250; 1.583. All crew saved.

161, Jan 7 1940. Towneley, 2888 tons, British. Mined, sank off Margate, Kent. All crew saved.

162, Jan 9 1940. Dunbar Castle, Liner, British. Mined, sank off North Foreland, Kent. 10 lives lost.

164, Jan 9 1940. Truida, Netherlands. Mined, sank west of Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom 51°27′N 1°50′E  /  / 51.450; 1.833. All crew saved.

000 Jan 14 1940. Traviata 5123 Tons. (Off Map) Italy. Mined , sank.

168, Jan  15 1940. Newhaven, 162 tons, fishing vessel. British. Mined, sank 18 nautical miles (33 km) south south east of Lowestoft, Suffolk.

169, Jan 16 1940, Joséphine Charlotte, 3310 tons. Belgium. Mined, sank, The Downs, Kent, United Kingdom 51°32′N 1°33′E     /   / 51.533; 1.550. 4 crew lost. 

170, Jan  29 1940, High Wave, 1178 t. Convoy FS 83A. Bombed , sank north of Margate, Kent. 18 survivors.

        Feb 4 1940, Flores. Netherlands. Mined, sank east of Burnham on Crouch, Essex.

172, Feb 11 1940, Halifax. Mined, sank off Aldeburgh, Suffolk 52°06′30″N 1°59′40″E  /   / 52.10833; 1.99444. All crew saved.

174, March 12 1940, Rose Effeuilée. Barquentine, French. Mined, sank 51°25′N 1°45′E  /  / 51.417; 1.750. All crew saved. 

321, March 11 1940. Amor. Dutch. Mined and sank in the North Sea 51°24′N 2°09′E   /  / 51.400; 2.150 All 33 crew were rescued by City of Bremen United Kingdom

175, March 1940, Capitaine Augustin,3137 tons. French. Mined, sank north of Margate, Kent. 2 crew lost.

322, March 15 1940. Saba. Dutch. Sunk by a mine from the German SCHIFF II, off North Foreland

176, March 18 1940, Tina Primo  4853 tons, Italian. Mined,  off east coast of Kent. taken in tow by Kenia struck two more mines and sank at 51°20′N 1°42′E  /   / 51.333; 1.700 1 of her 37 crew lost.

177, March 20 1940, Phobos, Netherlands. Mined, sank near North Goodwinnear North Goodwin. 7 of 37 crew lost.

178, March 22 1940, Bravore, Norway. Mined, sank 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Ramsgate, Kent, Captain and 14 of 21 crew lost.

323, March 30 1940. Walsingham, Fishing Vessel. British. Sank after a collision with an unknown vessel when on passage from Grimsby for Milford Haven.

179, April 12 1940, Velocitas, 197 tons coaster. British. Mined, sank east of Margate, Kent, United Kingdom 51°25′N 1°50′E  /  / 51.417; 1.833 3 of her 5 crew lost.

180, April 20 1940, Hawnby, 5580 tons. British. Mined, sank off the north coast of Kent 51°32′N 1°13′E    /  / 51.533; 1.217 All 39 crew saved.