5 May 1884

France
20 Jun 1940

France
  • 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

France
4 Sep 1940

France
29 Sep 1940

France
30 Sep 1940

France
5 Oct 1940

France
6 Oct 1940

France
9 Oct 1940

France
24 Oct 1940

France
31 Oct 1940

France
7 Nov 1940

France
8 Nov 1940

France
  • At 1030 hours, the Italian submarine commanders at Bordeaux, France requested Italian submarine Comandante Fa√† di Bruno to provide her position, but the submarine failed to answer. At 2100 hours, the request was sent again, and there was still no reply. ww2dbase [Comandante Fa√† di Bruno | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
9 Nov 1940

France
11 Nov 1940

France
28 Nov 1940

France
5 Dec 1940

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 1135 hours. She arrived at Pauillac, Aquitaine, France at 1615 hours for unexpected repairs. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
7 Dec 1940

France
13 Dec 1940

France
21 Dec 1940

France
4 Jan 1941

France
8 Jan 1941

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Pauillac, Aquitaine, France at 1230 hours and arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1630 hours, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
18 Jan 1941

France
  • Maggiore Baracca departed Bordeaux, France at 0950, starting her third war patrol. She was escorted by German minesweeper M-9. ww2dbase [Maggiore Baracca | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
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
24 Feb 1941

France
16 Mar 1941

France
25 Mar 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1729 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Pauillac, France at 2020 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
31 Mar 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1010 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1322 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
3 Apr 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 0830 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1245 hours. At 1945 hours, she set out to sea for a war patrol. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
7 Apr 1941

France
11 Apr 1941

France
  • Athos Fraternale was made the commanding officer of Morosini, relieving Alfredo Criscuolo while at Bordeaux, France. ww2dbase [Morosini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
14 Apr 1941

France
  • Alessandro Malaspina departed Bordeaux, France at 0840 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1300 hours. Between 1500 and 1900 hours, she performed trials. ww2dbase [Alessandro Malaspina | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
25 Apr 1941

France
  • Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 0636 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1155 hours. At 1307, she set sail to the sea for gyro compass trials, returning at 1508 hours. ww2dbase [Morosini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
30 Apr 1941

France
4 May 1941

France
17 May 1941

France
18 May 1941

France
20 May 1941

France
22 May 1941

France
25 May 1941

France
12 Jun 1941

France
  • Maggiore Baracca departed Bordeaux, France at 0904 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France mid-day; she then returned to Bordeaux at 1947 hours. ww2dbase [Maggiore Baracca | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
13 Jun 1941

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 0925 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France at 2000 hours. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
14 Jun 1941

France
  • Maggiore Baracca departed Bordeaux, France at 0943 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France mid-day; she then returned to Bordeaux at 1800 hours. ww2dbase [Maggiore Baracca | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
18 Jun 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1345 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1815 hours. She then set sail for a war patrol at 2150 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
  • Maggiore Baracca departed Bordeaux, France at 1226 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1835 hours; she then sailed out of Le Verdon-sur-Mer to conduct gyrocompass tests at 1844 hours, returning at 1922 hours. At 2047 hours, she set sail for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Maggiore Baracca | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
27 Jun 1941

France
  • Alessandro Malaspina departed Bordeaux, France at 0900 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1300 hours. Between 1610 and 1745 hours, she was out at sea performing trials. At 1750 hours, she departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Alessandro Malaspina | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
  • Comandante Cappellini departed Bordeaux, France at 0800 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France at 1248 hours. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
28 Jun 1941

France
  • Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 1000 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1325 hours. At 1425 hours, she departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer for trials, returning at 1620 hours. At 2055 hours, she departed yet again, starting her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Morosini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
10 Jul 1941

France
15 Jul 1941

France
17 Jul 1941

France
25 Jul 1941

France
31 Jul 1941

France
  • Tenente di Vascello Giorgio Viani was made the commanding officer of Maggiore Baracca, relieving Capitano di Corvetta Enrico Bertarelli. ww2dbase [Maggiore Baracca | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
5 Aug 1941

France
12 Aug 1941

France
14 Aug 1941

France
27 Aug 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 0916 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France about 3 hours later. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
31 Aug 1941

France
1 Sep 1941

France
  • Giovanni Manunta was named the commanding officer of Alpino Bagnolini while the Italian submarine was docked at Bordeaux, France; he replaced Giulio Ghialamberto. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
4 Sep 1941

France
  • Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 0630 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1025 hours. At 1130 hours, she departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer, arriving at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1923 hours. ww2dbase [Morosini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
7 Sep 1941

France
22 Sep 1941

France
27 Sep 1941

France
1 Oct 1941

France
31 Oct 1941

France
1 Nov 1941

France
12 Nov 1941

France
14 Nov 1941

France
  • Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 1314 hours for Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France, but the journey was cancelled due to heavy fog. At 1825 hours, she departed again, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer at 1825 hours. ww2dbase [Morosini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
15 Nov 1941

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1320 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1735 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
16 Dec 1941

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 1520 hours. The port propeller was caught in a cable moments after leaving the dock, and the mission was subsequently canceled. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
17 Dec 1941

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 0840 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France at 1212 hours. She then performed trials between 1400 and 1830 hours. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
20 Dec 1941

France
22 Dec 1941

France
23 Jan 1942

France
24 Jan 1942

France
28 Jan 1942

France
2 Feb 1942

France
  • Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 0840 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1233 hours. ww2dbase [Morosini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
8 Feb 1942

France
11 Feb 1942

France
15 Mar 1942

France
4 Apr 1942

France
5 Apr 1942

France
  • Francesco D'Alessandro was made the commanding officer of Morosini, relieving Athos Fraternale while at Bordeaux, France. ww2dbase [Morosini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
10 Apr 1942

France
21 Apr 1942

France
22 Apr 1942

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 1048 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France at 1905 hours. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
7 May 1942

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1110 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, reaching Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1600 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
23 May 1942

France
3 Jun 1942

France
19 Jun 1942

France
24 Jun 1942

France
1 Jul 1942

France
8 Jul 1942

France
15 Jul 1942

France
10 Aug 1942

France
11 Aug 1942

France
12 Aug 1942

France
13 Aug 1942

France
2 Sep 1942

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 1120 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France at 1900 hours. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
9 Sep 1942

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci, with midget submarine CA 2 aboard, departed Bordeaux, France at 1623 hours and sailed northward up the Gironde estuary, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 2030 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
6 Oct 1942

France
  • Leonardo da Vinci departed Bordeaux, France at 1510 hours and sailed northward down the Gironde estuary, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1730 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
17 Oct 1942

France
5 Dec 1942

France
17 Dec 1942

France
21 Jan 1943

France
  • Angelo Amendolia was named the commanding officer of Alpino Bagnolini at Bordeaux, France; he replaced Ferdinando Corsi. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
30 Jan 1943

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 1225 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France at 1617 hours. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
20 Feb 1943

France
30 Mar 1943

France
  • 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]
1 May 1943

France
11 May 1943

France
16 May 1943

France
22 May 1943

France
  • Ferdinando Corsi was named the commanding officer of Alpino Bagnolini at Bordeaux, France; he replaced Angelo Amendolia. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
1 Jun 1943

France
14 Jun 1943

France
  • 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 W√ľrzburg radar sets on board. Her passengers included Colonel Kinjo Satake (trained with latest German telecommunications technology), Heinrich Foders (Telefunken radar engineer with W√ľrzburg anti-aircraft radar blueprints), and a number of German radar and shipbuilding engineers. ww2dbase [Luigi Torelli | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
29 Jul 1943

France
  • Alpino Bagnolini departed Bordeaux, France at 1630 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Aquitaine, France at 2130 hours. ww2dbase [Alpino Bagnolini | Bordeaux, Aquitaine | CPC]
10 Sep 1943

France
14 Oct 1943

France
10 Jan 1944

France
26 Jan 1944

France

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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