7 Nov 1940

Norway
  • Seven German torpedo boats were dispatched from Trondheim, Norway to attack an Allied convoy off northern Scotland, United Kingdom. Torpedo boat T.6 hit a mine in a unexpected minefield and sink 40 miles north of the convoy, forcing the entire attack party to return to Trondheim without carrying out their mission. ww2dbase [Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag | CPC]
7 Sep 1941

Norway
15 Jan 1942

Norway
16 Jan 1942

Norway
  • Tirpitz arrived at Trondheim, Norway and anchored in Fættenfjord. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
6 Mar 1942

Norway
  • German battleship Tirpitz and 4 destroyers departed Trondheim, Norway to intercept Allied convoys PQ-12 and QP-8, which departed from Reykjavik in Iceland for Murmansk in Russia and from Murmansk in Russia for HvalfjörĂ°ur in Iceland, respectively. The British Royal Navy learned of this departure via Ultra decryption and dispatched a fleet centered around battleships HMS Duke of York, HMS King George V, and HMS Renown to attack. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
27 Apr 1942

Norway
  • 31 British Halifax and 12 Lancaster bombers attacked German battleship Tirpitz and other ships at Trondheimsfjord near Trondheim in Norway to little effect. 5 bombers were lost during this attack. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
28 Apr 1942

Norway
  • 21 British Halifax and 12 Lancaster bombers attacked German battleship Tirpitz at Trondheim, Norway; two Halifax bombers were destroyed. ww2dbase [Tirpitz | Trondheim | CPC]
16 May 1942

Norway
  • Prinz Eugen departed Trondheim, Norway for Kiel, Germany to receive further repairs. ww2dbase [Prinz Eugen | Trondheim | 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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