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5 Oct 1939

United Kingdom
  • HMS Firedrake disembarked the 16 survivors of British merchant ship Glen Farg, sunk by U-23 on the previous day, at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Kirkwall, Scotland | CPC]
12 Jan 1940

United Kingdom
  • German submarine U-23 torpedoed and sank Danish oil tanker Danmark in Inganess Bay, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom at 0650 hours. Her crew of 40 escaped safely, but the 14,000 tons of fuel destined for the Allied war effort were lost. ww2dbase [U-23 | Kirkwall, Scotland | CPC]
10 Mar 1940

United Kingdom
  • HMS York disembarked 39 German sailors captured from merchant ship Arucas on 3 Mar at Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [York | Kirkwall, Scotland | HM]
14 Feb 1942

United Kingdom

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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