4 Nov 1941
  • Before dawn, Soviet destroyers Smetlivy and Surovy evacuated troops from the naval base at Hanko in southern Finland; Smetlivy was damaged by coastal artillery during the process and would sink en route to Leningrad, Russia, killing several hundred passengers. At the end of the day, Finnish troops recaptured Hanko. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German 170th Division captured Feodosiya, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | TH]
  • American cruisers Omaha and Memphis, accompanied by three destroyers, sortied to hunt for German surface raiders. ww2dbase [Memphis | CPC]
  • The repair work on light cruiser Voroshilov, damaged two days prior by German aircraft, began. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | CPC]
Black Sea
  • Soviet submarine M-34 was lost somewhere off Constanza, Romania in the Black Sea; she was presumed to have struck a mine. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS S-25 was decommissioned from US Navy service in New London, Connecticut, United States. She was immediately transferred to the United Kingdom for use by the Polish government-in-exile. Later on the same day, she was recommissioned by the Polish as ORP Jastrzab. ww2dbase [S-25/Jastrzab | New London, Connecticut | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1941
Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1941ORP Jastrzab, New London, Connecticut, United States, 4 Nov 1941; seen in 5 Nov 1941 issue of The Evening Star newspaperHMS P511, New London, Connecticut, United States, 4 Nov 1941; seen in 5 Nov 1941 issue of The Evening Star newspaper

4 Nov 1941 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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