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1 May 1915

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20 Apr 1916

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19 Dec 1940

United Kingdom
  • British destroyers HMS Veteran and HMS Verity collided in Lough Foyle near the Royal Navy base at Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. HMS Verity's engine room was flooded, requiring her to remain out of commission for repairs until 5 Mar 1941. ww2dbase [Londonderry, Northern Ireland | CPC]
25 Jan 1942

United Kingdom
  • The 4,000-strong vanguard of the United States' commitment to the "Germany first" agreement arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Belfast, Northern Ireland | AC]
15 Apr 1942

United Kingdom
  • USS Impulse (Lieutenant Commander M. Lyons) departed Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom for New York, United States. ww2dbase [Londonberry, Northern Ireland | AC]
12 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 12 May 1942
Men of US 1st Provisional Marine Battalion arriving at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 12 May 1942
26 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 Jun 1942
C8 and 25-pdr field gun crossing a pontoon bridge near Slaght Bridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 26 Jun 1942
21 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 21 Aug 1942
Instructor showing men of UK Royal Welch Fusiliers how to fire a 2-inch mortar from the hip, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 21 Aug 1942
27 Aug 1942

United Kingdom
  • The keel of carrier Glory was laid down by Harland and Wolff at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Glory | Belfast, Northern Ireland | CPC]
20 Oct 1942

United Kingdom
  • Isaac Sweers arrived at Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom in the afternoon. Before the end of the day, she departed to made rendezvous with carrier HMS Furious. ww2dbase [Isaac Sweers | Londonderry, Northern Ireland | CPC]
1 May 1943

United Kingdom
  • Basil Brooke (later 1st Viscount Brookeborough) became Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. ww2dbase [Northern Ireland | AC]
27 Nov 1943

United Kingdom
  • Carrier Glory was launched at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, sponsored by Lady Cynthia Brookes, wife of Prime Minister Basil Brookes of Northern Ireland. ww2dbase [Glory | Belfast, Northern Ireland | CPC]
14 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 May 1944
USS Nevada and USS Texas in Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 14 May 1944
19 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 19 May 1944
General Dwight Eisenhower making an inspection visit aboard the cruiser USS Quincy (Baltimore-class) at Belfast Lough, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 19 May 1944. Rear Admiral Alan Kirk is behind him.
14 May 1945

United Kingdom
  • British Admiral Sir Max Horton (Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches) formally accepted the surrender of a token force of eight U-boats at Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The U-boats which had been escorted from Loch Alsh, Scotland, United Kingdom by destroyer HMS Hesperus, Canadian Frigate Thetford Mines, and USS Paine had their torpedoes and two-thirds of their crew removed before their journey up the Foyle. The German crews were mostly very young men. Some were sullen and many were arrogant but the morale among the officers was unbroken. They were convinced that Hitler had died in action and their first question was "When do we start fighting the Russians?" One or two were so convinced that war with Russia was imminent that they had retained their confidential books and secret equipment to be ready when the war faced east. ww2dbase [Londonberry, Northern Ireland | AC]

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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