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24 Oct 1867

Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1867
Drawing of the new dock at Grand Harbour, Malta as seen in the 24 Oct 1867 issue of publication Illustrated London News
24 May 1896

Photo(s) dated 24 May 1896
HMS Ramillies, HMS Barfleur, and HMS Nile in Grand Harbour, Malta, 24 May 1896; the ships were firing salutes in honor of Queen Victoria
16 Jan 1941

  • 80 German Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers attacked Valletta Harbor, Malta, trying to finish off damaged British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. HMS Illustrious, British destroyer HMS Decoy, and Australian cruiser HMAS Perth, and British ship Essex were damaged, but none sank. 10 German aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | Valletta | CPC]
19 Jan 1941

  • German Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers attacked Valletta Harbour, Malta for the fourth consecutive day in their attempt to finish off the damaged British carrier HMS Illustrious, which was only further damaged with near missed. Destroyers HMS Imperial and HMS Decoy were also damaged by the attack. One Stuka aircraft was shot down by a Fulmar aircraft, which was also shot down later in the battle. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | Valletta | CPC]
26 Jul 1941

  • Six Italian explosive motorboats escorted by MC.200 fighters attempted to attack shipping in Valletta's Grand Harbour at Malta. The Hurricane fighters of Nos. 126 and 185 Squadrons were scrambled and set about the boats, sinking four and causing the other two to surrender. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | MT | Valletta | AC]
16 Dec 1941

  • Five German motor torpedo boats from Sicily, Italy entered Malta's Valletta harbour during the night and drop seventy mines there. ww2dbase [Malta Campaign | Valletta | AC]
15 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1942
Oil tanker Ohio in the Grand Harbour of Malta, 15 Aug 1942
2 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1945
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meeting at Malta aboard USS Quincy, 2 Feb 1945 in advance of the Yalta Conference with Joseph Stalin. With them are their daughters, Anna Boettiger and Sarah Oliver.
8 Jan 1946

Photo(s) dated 8 Jan 1946
Cumberland in Grand Harbour, Malta, 8 Jan 1946

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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