21 Feb 1942

25 Feb 1942

  • HMS Hermes arrived at Trincomalee, Ceylon and disembarked Swordfish torpedo bombers of 814 Naval Air Squadron. ww2dbase [Hermes | Trincomalee | CPC]
2 Mar 1942

8 Apr 1942

  • A Catalina flying boat spotted a Japanese carrier fleet approaching Trincomalee, Ceylon. On this news, British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Australian destroyer HMAS Vampire departed Trincomalee in an attempt to escape the impending attack. ww2dbase [Raids into the Indian Ocean | Trincomalee | CPC]
9 Apr 1942

31 Mar 1944

8 Aug 1944

  • HMS Howe arrived at Trincomalee, Ceylon. ww2dbase [Howe | Trincomalee | CPC]
  • HMS Valiant was damaged at Trincomalee, Ceylon when the floating drydock in which she was docked suddenly collapsed. ww2dbase [Valiant | Trincomalee | CPC]
16 Jan 1945


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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