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1 Apr 1941

Sweden
  • Ten Norwegian ships, collectively named Kvarstad ships, attempted to break out of captivity from Gothenburg, Sweden by sailing for Leith, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Gothenburg, Göteborgs och Bohus län | HM]
31 Mar 1942

Sweden
  • Ten Norwegian freighters and tankers, interned by the Swedish at Gothenburg, attempted to break out for Britain. Two of them, transport Lind and tanker B. P. Newton, would make the escape. Six of the remaining eight ships were sunk by mines, German aircraft, and German warships, while the final two were forced to return to Gothenburg. ww2dbase [Gothenburg | CPC]

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