8 Jul 1942

Baltic Sea
  • M18 provided gunfire support for a Finnish counter-attack against a Soviet offensive at Someri island in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M18 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
15 Aug 1942

Baltic Sea
  • Finnish patrol boat VMV 5 sank Soviet submarine M-97 with depth charges 3 miles off of the Estonian coast in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [Gulf of Finland | CPC]
4 Nov 1943

Baltic Sea
  • M18 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M18 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M30 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M30 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M459 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M471 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M460 was lightly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M460 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
  • M16 was badly damaged by Soviet ground attack aircraft in the Gulf of Finland. ww2dbase [M16 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
11 Dec 1944

Baltic Sea
  • After sundown, German destroyers Z35, Z36, and Z43 and torpedo boat T28 began laying a new minefield off the Estonian coast, planning to deploy 68 mines each. Torpedo boat T23 provided escort for the group. ww2dbase [Z35 | Z36 | Z43 | T23 | T28 | Gulf of Finland | CPC]
12 Dec 1944

Baltic Sea
  • German destroyer Z35 and Z36, while laying mines, accidentally sailed into the existing "Nashorn" minefield 2.5 nautical miles further north of their intended position off the Estonian coast. Z36 struck a mine at 0152 hours and Z35 struck another at 0200 hours. Both sank. 70 survivors of Z35 were rescued by the Soviets, while all aboard Z36 were lost. ww2dbase [Z35 | Z36 | Gulf of Finland | 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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