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8 Apr 1940

Norway
  • Albatros attempted to hunt down British submarine HMS Triton, which had tried to attack the German force off the Norwegian coast; Triton escaped unharmed. Later that day, as the German force approached the Norwegian coast, Norwegian patrol boat Pol III rammed Albatros. Albatros fired upon Pol III, thus gaining the honor of having fired the opening salvos of the German-Norwegian war. ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | Albatros | Oslofjord | CPC]
9 Dec 1944

Norway
  • Emden ran aground in the Oslofjord, Norway. ww2dbase [Emden | Oslofjord | CPC]
10 Dec 1944

Norway
  • Emden was refloated in the Oslofjord, Norway after having run aground on the previous day. ww2dbase [Emden | Oslofjord | CPC]

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