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  • German armed merchant cruiser Kormoran departed Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland to raid Allied shipping, carrying supplies for 12 months, 280 naval mines, 40 land mines, and spare parts and torpedoes to supply submarines. ww2dbase [Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen | Kormoran | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
17 Mar 1941

18 May 1941

19 May 1941

  • Battleship Bismarck departed Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland at 0200 hours and made rendezvous with heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen and destroyers Z-16 Friedrich Eckoldt and Z-23 off R├╝gen Island at 1200 hours. At 2230 hours, destroyer Z-10 Hans Lody joined the group. ww2dbase [Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen | Bismarck | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
7 Nov 1941

4 Apr 1942

27 Aug 1942

14 May 1944

  • Steam tug Anton collided with U-1234 off Gdynia, Poland at 2300 hours, sinking the submarine. 13 were killed. ww2dbase [U-1234 | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
26 Mar 1945

  • Soviet forces captured Gotenhafen (Gdynia), occupied Poland, including the city's important shipyard and seaport facilities, although much of it were now damaged from sabotage and fighting. The harbor was now also blocked by a the sunken battlecruiser Gneisenau. ww2dbase [East Pomeranian Offensive | Deutsche Werke Gotenhafen | Gdynia, Pomorskie | CPC]
28 Mar 1945

15 Jun 2019

Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 2019
Side mounted depth charge launcher, ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019; it was refitted during the Soviet era, but the King George VI initials from 1942 remainedStern of ORP Blyskawica, showing main batteries, mines, and depth charge rack, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019, photo 1 of 2Soviet-era torpedo tube on the port side of ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019Stern of ORP Blyskawica, showing main batteries, mines, and depth charge rack, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019, photo 2 of 2
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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