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Today in World War II History—November 13, 1941

Carrier HMS Ark Royal being evacuated, 13 Nov 1941 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-01 A 6332)

Carrier HMS Ark Royal being evacuated, 13 Nov 1941 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-01 A 6332)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 13, 1941: Hitler orders German Navy to refrain from attacking US ships except in self-defense.

Near Gibraltar, German U-boat U-81 damages British carrier HMS Ark Royal, which sinks the next day (1 killed, 70 planes lost).