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1 Apr 1942

Indian Ocean
  • British submarine HMS Truant sank Japanese merchant ships Yae Maru and Shunsei Maru in the Malacca Strait between Malaya and Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Malacca Strait | CPC]
17 Jul 1944

Indian Ocean
  • The Royal Navy submarine HMS/m Telemachus (Commander William King) torpedoed and sank the large Japanese submarine I-166 in the Malacca Strait. ww2dbase [Malacca Strait | AC]
15 May 1945

Indian Ocean
  • British destroyer forces sank the Japanese cruiser Haguro in the Malacca Strait off the Malay Peninsula. ww2dbase [Haguro | Malacca Strait | AC]
16 May 1945

Indian Ocean
  • Aircraft from escort carrier HMS Emperor attacked Japanese cruiser Haguro at the entrance of the Malacca Strait. ww2dbase [Haguro | Malacca Strait | 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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