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14 Oct 1939

French West Africa
  • Dupleix arrived at Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Dupleix | Dakar | CPC]
16 Oct 1939

French West Africa
  • HMS Hermes arrived at Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Hermes | Dakar | CPC]
25 Oct 1939

French West Africa
  • HMS Hermes departed Dakar, French West Africa as a part of Force X patrolling Atlantic waters for German raiders. ww2dbase [Hermes | Dakar | CPC]
12 Jun 1940

French West Africa
4 Jul 1940

French West Africa
7 Jul 1940

French West Africa
  • Operation Catapult: British Swordfish torpedo bombers from carrier HMS Hermes attacked the French battleship Richelieu in dock at Dakar, French West Africa. A torpedo hit caused a 40-foot hole, bringing her to the bottom of the harbor (the harbor was shallow enough for her to be refloated shortly after). ww2dbase [British Attacks on the French Fleet | Dakar | CPC]
  • After dark, a boat from HMS Hermes attempted to drop depth charges underneath French battleship Richelieu in Dakar, French West Africa; the attack was not successful. ww2dbase [British Attacks on the French Fleet | Hermes | Dakar | CPC]
8 Jul 1940

French West Africa
  • British Swordfish torpedo bombers from carrier HMS Hermes hit French battleship Richelieu at Dakar, French West Africa for the second consecutive day, despite that Richelieu had already touched bottom from the attacks on the previous day. ww2dbase [British Attacks on the French Fleet | Richelieu | Dakar | CPC]
14 Sep 1940

French West Africa
  • Montcalm arrived at Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Montcalm | Dakar | CPC]
  • Cruiser Georges Leygues arrived at Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Georges Leygues | Dakar | CPC]
18 Sep 1940

French West Africa
  • Montcalm departed Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Montcalm | Dakar | CPC]
  • Cruiser Georges Leygues departed Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Georges Leygues | Dakar | CPC]
18 Aug 1943

French West Africa
  • Duquesne arrived at Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Duquesne | Dakar | CPC]
12 Oct 1943

French West Africa
  • Lorraine arrived at Dakar, French West Africa. ww2dbase [Lorraine | Dakar | CPC]
2 Dec 1943

French West Africa
  • Lorraine departed Dakar, French West Africa for Oran, French Algeria. ww2dbase [Lorraine | Dakar | 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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