Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day November 13, 1941

German submarine U-81 attacks and sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 miles off Gibraltar. Attack resulted in 1 death with 1,487 survivors. The escort of destroyers returned fire with 130 depth charges, but U-81 escaped. U-Boats were a constant threat to shipping and naval forces throughout the Second World War.