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14 Dec 1939

Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeadler began patrolling the Skagerrak strait between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. ww2dbase [Seeadler | Skagerrak | CPC]
15 Dec 1939

Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeadler completd her patrol of the Skagerrak strait between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. ww2dbase [Seeadler | Skagerrak | CPC]
19 Feb 1940

Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeadler began patrolling the Skagerrak strait between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. ww2dbase [Seeadler | Skagerrak | CPC]
20 Feb 1940

Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeadler completd her patrol of the Skagerrak strait between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. ww2dbase [Seeadler | Skagerrak | CPC]
23 Apr 1940

Atlantic Ocean
  • A brief action took place between the French 8th Destoyer Division under Captain E. G. M. Barthes. The heavy destroyers L'Imdomptable, Le Malin and Le Triomphant engaged the German 7th Patrol Boat Flotillacommanded by Lieutenant Commander G. Schultze. The German called in bombers but their attack scored no hits and the French forces returned to the North Sea. ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | Skagerrak | HM]
9 May 1940

Atlantic Ocean
  • British destroyer HMS Kelly with Lord Louis Mountbatten aboard went on patrol in the Skagerrak between Sweden and Germany, escorted by cruiser HMS Birmingham and destroyers HMS Kandahar, HMS Bulldog, HMS Kimberley, and HMS Hasty. Five German torpedo boats attacked this fleet in the evening. Torpedo boat S-31 damaged HMS Kelly with one torpedo, killing 27; she would require HMS Bulldog to tow her back to port. ww2dbase [Kelly | Skagerrak | CPC]
19 Sep 1944

Atlantic Ocean
  • Emden began laying mines in the Skagerrak. ww2dbase [Emden | Skagerrak | CPC]
21 Sep 1944

Atlantic Ocean
  • Emden completed laying mines in the Skagerrak. ww2dbase [Emden | Skagerrak | CPC]
5 Oct 1944

Atlantic Ocean
  • Emden began laying mines in the Skagerrak. ww2dbase [Emden | Skagerrak | CPC]
6 Oct 1944

Atlantic Ocean
  • Emden completed laying mines in the Skagerrak. ww2dbase [Emden | Skagerrak | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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