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5 May 1884

France
20 Jun 1940

France
  • The 1,177-ton Dutch steamer Berenice departed Bordeaux, France at 1330 hours with 22 passengers on board, mostly Dutch and Belgians refugees, among them the poet H. Marsman and his wife and the Dutch painter T. Bottema. The ship sailed together with the Dutch steamer Orpheus, the coasters Nettie and Ary Scheffer and the tug Seine, but they got dispersed in the following night and only the Nettie was in visual range. ww2dbase [Bordeaux, Aquitaine | HM]
22 Jun 1940

France
29 Sep 1940

France
30 Sep 1940

France
5 Oct 1940

France
31 Oct 1940

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1900 hours, escorted into the harbor by German minesweepers M-2 and M-13. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
11 Nov 1940

France
21 Dec 1940

France
4 Feb 1941

Photo(s) dated 4 Feb 1941
Luigi Torelli returning to Bordeaux, France upon completion of her third war patrol, 4 Feb 1941
16 Mar 1941

France
25 Mar 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1729 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Pauillac, France at 2020 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
31 Mar 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1010 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1322 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
3 Apr 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 0830 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1245 hours. At 1945 hours, she set out to sea for a war patrol. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
4 May 1941

France
18 Jun 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1345 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1815 hours. She then set sail for a war patrol at 2150 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
15 Jul 1941

France
27 Aug 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 0916 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France about 3 hours later. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
1 Oct 1941

France
15 Nov 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1320 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1735 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
23 Jan 1942

France
24 Jan 1942

France
15 Mar 1942

France
7 May 1942

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1110 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1600 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
23 May 1942

France
3 Jun 1942

France
24 Jun 1942

France
1 Jul 1942

France
15 Jul 1942

France
10 Aug 1942

France
9 Sep 1942

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci, with midget submarine CA 2 aboard, departed Bordeaux, France at 1623 hours and sailed northward up the Gironde estuary, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 2030 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
6 Oct 1942

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1510 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1730 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
5 Dec 1942

France
20 Feb 1943

France
30 Mar 1943

France
  • G. van der Vuurst, survivor of Dutch steam merchant ship Madoera, which was damaged by German submarine U-653 on 24 Feb 1943, was landed by German submarine U-758 at Bordeaux, France. ww2dbase [Bordeaux, Aquitaine | HM]
16 May 1943

France
14 Jun 1943

France
  • Aquila VI departed Bordeaux, France with a cargo of mercury, stell, 800 Mauser MG 151/20 aircraft cannons, a 500-kilogram SG 500 bomb, torpedoes, and two W├╝rzburg radar sets on board. Her passengers included Colonel Kinjo Satake (trained with latest German telecommunications technology), Heinrich Foders (Telefunken radar engineer with W├╝rzburg anti-aircraft radar blueprints), and a number of German radar and shipbuilding engineers. ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
10 Jan 1944

France

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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