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31 Oct 1914

China
  • Settsu began the bombardment of German positions in and near Qingdao, Shandong Province, China alongside of Japanese battleship Kawachi, German pre-dreadnaught HMS Triumph, and other smaller warships and support ships. ww2dbase [Settsu | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
7 Nov 1914

China
5 Jan 1924

China
28 Mar 1929

China
  • Japan withdrew troops from various Chinese cities in Shandong Province, China, moving them into the Japanese base in nearby Qingdao. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
26 Jul 1937

China
  • Japanese women and children began evacuating from Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
13 Aug 1937

China
  • USS Augusta departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China with Admiral Harry Yarnell of US Asiatic Fleet aboard. ww2dbase [Augusta | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
31 Aug 1937

China
  • The last Japanese merchant ship departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China, escorted by submarine tender Jingei. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
4 Sep 1937

China
  • Japanese diplomatic personnel previously stationed in Nanjing, China arrived in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China by train for evacuation to Japan. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
26 Dec 1937

China
  • Chinese seaplane tender Zhenhai was sunk as a blockship in Qingdao harbor, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
9 Jan 1938

China
  • USS Marblehead departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China for Yantai to the southwest. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
  • HMS Suffolk departed Qingdao, Shandong Province, China for the British colony of Weihaiwei to the east. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
10 Jan 1938

China
  • Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops landed in and near Qingdao, Shandong Province, China to reinforce the Japanese Army and Navy personnel already in the city. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
2 Jul 1939

China
  • Crown Prince Yi Un inspected troops in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. ww2dbase [Yi Un | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
13 Aug 1940

China
  • Admiral Thomas C. Hart of the US Navy Asiatic Fleet shifted his flag from heavy cruiser USS Augusta to submarine USS Porpoise at Qingdao, Shandong, China and departed for Shanghai. It was the first time a Asiatic Fleet chief had traveled in a submarine. ww2dbase [Porpoise | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
9 Feb 1943

China
  • Yugure completed a troop convoy escort mission from Sasebo, Japan to Qingdao, China. ww2dbase [Yugure | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
12 Feb 1943

China
  • Juzan Maru, Shinkyo Maru, and Aratama Maru, with troops on board, sailed out of Qingdao, China, with Yugure in escort. ww2dbase [Yugure | Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
10 Oct 1945

China
  • US Navy arrived at Qingdao, Shandong Province, China and immediately began preparations for the transportation of Chinese forces to northern China and the transportation of Japanese troops to Japan. ww2dbase [Qingdao, Shandong | CPC]
20 Apr 1946

China
3 Oct 1947

China
  • Japanese landing ship No. 172 was turned over to the Republic of China Navy at Qingdao, Shandong Province, China; she was renamed Lui Shan and would remain in Chinese service until 1955. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | Qingdao, Shandong | 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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