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7 Nov 1940

Norway
  • Seven German torpedo boats were dispatched from Trondheim, Norway to attack an Allied convoy off northern Scotland, United Kingdom. Torpedo boat T.6 hit a mine in a unexpected minefield and sink 40 miles north of the convoy, forcing the entire attack party to return to Trondheim without carrying out their mission. ww2dbase [Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag | CPC]
7 Sep 1941

Norway
15 Jan 1942

Norway
16 Jan 1942

Norway
  • Tirpitz arrived at Trondheim, Norway and anchored in Fættenfjord. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
6 Mar 1942

Norway
  • German battleship Tirpitz and 4 destroyers departed Trondheim, Norway to intercept Allied convoys PQ-12 and QP-8, which departed from Reykjavik in Iceland for Murmansk in Russia and from Murmansk in Russia for Hvalfjörður in Iceland, respectively. The British Royal Navy learned of this departure via Ultra decryption and dispatched a fleet centered around battleships HMS Duke of York, HMS King George V, and HMS Renown to attack. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
27 Apr 1942

Norway
  • 31 British Halifax and 12 Lancaster bombers attacked German battleship Tirpitz and other ships at Trondheimsfjord near Trondheim in Norway to little effect. 5 bombers were lost during this attack. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
28 Apr 1942

Norway
  • 21 British Halifax and 12 Lancaster bombers attacked German battleship Tirpitz at Trondheim, Norway; two Halifax bombers were destroyed. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
16 May 1942

Norway
  • Prinz Eugen departed Trondheim, Norway for Kiel, Germany to receive further repairs. ww2dbase [Prinz Eugen | Trondheim | CPC]
11 Mar 1943

Norway
  • Jaguar and Greif escorted battleships Tirpitz and Scharnhorst as they sailed from Trondheim, Norway to the German Navy base in Bogen Bay, Norway. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Scharnhorst | Jaguar | Trondheim | 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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