Diary for Tuesday, December 31, 1940:
Britain: ‘Fire-watchers’ to be stationed in all factories, shops and offices in attempt to combat increasingly serious threat from incendiary bombs.
Merchant shipping losses in December 1940: 76 Allied ships with 322,612 tons in Atlantic, 6 Allied ship with 26,956 tons elsewhere.
11 Axis ships with 55,138 tons in Mediterranean.
None U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic. 27 serviceable U-boats in Atlantic.
Total Shipping and U-boat Losses 1940:
Allied and Neutral: 1,059 ships totalling 4,055,706 t.
Axis: Germans 22 U-boats, Italians 20 submarines.