5 May 1884

20 Jun 1940

  • The 1,177-ton Dutch steamer Berenice departed Bordeaux, France at 1330 hours with 22 passengers on board, mostly Dutch and Belgians refugees, among them the poet H. Marsman and his wife and the Dutch painter T. Bottema. The ship sailed together with the Dutch steamer Orpheus, the coasters Nettie and Ary Scheffer and the tug Seine, but they got dispersed in the following night and only the Nettie was in visual range. ww2dbase [Bordeaux, Aquitaine | HM]
22 Jun 1940

30 Sep 1940

5 Oct 1940

11 Nov 1940

4 Feb 1941

Photo(s) dated 4 Feb 1941
Luigi Torelli returning to Bordeaux, France upon completion of her third war patrol, 4 Feb 1941
16 Mar 1941

23 May 1942

3 Jun 1942

24 Jun 1942

15 Jul 1942

30 Mar 1943

  • G. van der Vuurst, survivor of Dutch steam merchant ship Madoera, which was damaged by German submarine U-653 on 24 Feb 1943, was landed by German submarine U-758 at Bordeaux, France. ww2dbase [Bordeaux, Aquitaine | HM]
16 May 1943

14 Jun 1943

  • Aquila VI departed Bordeaux, France with a cargo of mercury, stell, 800 Mauser MG 151/20 aircraft cannons, a 500-kilogram SG 500 bomb, torpedoes, and two Würzburg radar sets on board. Her passengers included Colonel Kinjo Satake (trained with latest German telecommunications technology), Heinrich Foders (Telefunken radar engineer with Würzburg anti-aircraft radar blueprints), and a number of German radar and shipbuilding engineers. ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
10 Jan 1944


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