14 Nov 1941
  • British carrier HMS Ark Royal sank off Gibraltar at 0813 hours from the damage sustained from the previous day's German submarine attack. ww2dbase [Ark Royal | TH]
  • Soviet destroyer Gordy struck a mine and sank en route to Hanko, Finland. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-561 sank Panamanian ship Crusader in the North Atlantic; 33 were killed, 1 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet submarine L-2 struck three mines in a minefield off Keri, Estonia in the Baltic Sea between 0107 and 0617 hours, eventually sinking, killing 50 of 53 aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet submarine M-98 struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland, killing all aboard. ww2dbase [CPC]
Black Sea
  • Soviet submarine ShCh-211 was lost to unknown reason off Varna, Bulgaria in the Black Sea, presumably lost of a Romanian mine. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Marines in China (Shanghai, Beiping, and Tianjin) were ordered to evacuate to the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan Libya
  • Operation Flipper: After dark, submarines HMS Torbay and HMS Talisman delivered 36 (of planned total of 59, due to rough seas) British commandos of No. 11 (Scottish) Group behind enemy lines in Libya. ww2dbase [Operation Crusader | CPC]
Mediterranean Sea
  • The British launched unescorted freighters disguised as French, Italian, and Spanish ships with supplies for Malta. Meanwhile, Operation Astrologer was commenced with transports Empire Defender and Empire Pelican, also with supplies for Malta; Empire Pelican was found and sunk by Italian SM.79 torpedo bombers near the Galite Islands off Tunisia, killing 1. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | CPC]
United States
  • USS New Mexico departed Casco Bay, Maine, United States for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where she would embark on a patrol into the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Casco Bay, Maine | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1941
Civilian sitting at the entrance of an air raid shelter, Chongqing, China, 14 Nov 1941Air raid shelter with gated entrance, Chongqing, China, 14 Nov 1941Air raid shelter occupied by a tanner, Chongqing, China, 14 Nov 1941

14 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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