20 Apr 1913

17 Jan 1923

21 Mar 1924

20 Dec 1931

31 Jul 1935

21 Jul 1940

5 Aug 1942

  • Japanese submarine I-30 arrived at Lorient, France, disembarking 3,300 pounds of mica, 1,452 pounds of shellac, and blueprints of the Type 91 aerial torpedo. ww2dbase [Lorient, Bretagne | CPC]
22 Aug 1942

  • Japanese submarine I-30 departed Lorient, France with 50 T-Enigma coding machines (which would enable communications between Japanese Navy and German Navy), blueprint of air-defense radar, 5 G7a torpedoes, and 3 G7e electric torpedoes, and other technologies on board. ww2dbase [Lorient, Bretagne | CPC]
27 Apr 1943

  • German submarine U-518 arrived at Lorient, France and disembarked three prisoners captured from Swedish motor merchant Industria, which U-518 had sunk on 25 Mar 1943. The prisoners were later repatriated by aircraft to Sweden. ww2dbase [Lorient, Bretagne | HM]
8 Dec 1943

11 Sep 1946


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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