Diary October 31, 1941

US destroyer Kearny (DD-432) was also damaged by a German U-boat

The US destroyer Kearny (DD-432) was also damaged by a German U-boat (U-568) near Iceland in October 1941. But this ship could be towed to Reykjavik, where she can be seen near the repair ship Vulcan.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, October 31, 1941:

Sea War

Atlantic: REUBEN JAMES INCIDENT. U-boat U-552 sinks US destroyer Reuben James (part of US escort group accompanying British convoy); 95 killed.
Merchant shipping losses in October 1941: 45 Allied ships with 195,886 tons in Atlantic, 6 Allied ship with 22,403 tons elsewhere.
12 Axis ships with 49,565 tons in Mediterranean.
2 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic. 80 serviceable U-boats in Atlantic.

Russian Front

Operation BarbarossaSiege of Leningrad: electricity supplies greatly reduced; many factories have closed down; no electric light for domestic consumers.
Germans capture Simferopol (Crimea).

Home Fronts

Britain: 41 killed in fire at Huddersfield clothing factory.

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