26 Jun 1941

  • The Leningrad-class destroyer leader Moskva was lost during Soviet Black Sea Fleet commander Vice-Admiral Filipp Oktyabrsky's raid on the Romanian port of Constanta. Damaged by return fire from Romanian destroyers Regina Maria and Marasti and from German coastal batteries, she attempted to withdraw but sank after running into a Romanian minefield. The mines were probably laid by the Romanians about 7 to 10 days prior, and the Soviet captains were not given precise charts of the minefields. 7 officers and 62 men were rescued and interned by the Romanians. ww2dbase [Constanta | AC]
2 May 1942

  • Italian Navy units began arriving at Constanta, Romania where they prepared to cross the Black Sea to Yalta, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Constanta | CPC]

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