The Soviet hospital ship Armenia was sunk November 7, 1941 by German torpedo-carrying He 111 planes while the ship was evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff from several of Crimea’s hospitals. A hospital ship is a Ship designated for primary function as a medical treatment facility or Hospital; most are operated by the Military Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Crimea (kraɪˈmiːə or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Крим Автономна Республіка Крим Avtonomna Respublika Krym; Крым It is estimated that approximately 7,000 people died in the sinking, 2,000 of which were believed to be unregistered passengers on board the ship.  There were only eight survivors, who were picked up by an escort vessel.