Events occurring on Monday, October 6, 1941  
  The Eastern Front  
  Colonel General Paul von Kleist's right wing reached Berdyansk on the Sea of Azoz. The German 11th Army was attempting to link with Kleist by attacking along the coast. These advances succeeded in surrounding the Soviet 9th Army and part of the Soviet 18th Army north of the Sea Azov, trapping more than 100,000 Soviet soldiers.  
   
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The destroyer HMS Onslow (G 17) was commissioned. Her first commander was Captain Harold T. Armstrong.  
   
  The Canadian corvette HMCS Dawson (K 104) was commissioned. Her first commander was Lt. Anthony H. G. Storrs.  
     
   
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