18 Jan 1930

Russia
  • Battleship Parizhskava Kommuna and light cruiser Profintern (later renamed Krasny Krim) arrived in Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Parizhskava Kommuna | Sevastopol | AC]
8 Feb 1930

Photo(s) dated 8 Feb 1930
Battleship Parizhskaia Kommuna at Sevastopol, Russia, 8 Feb 1930
19 Sep 1941

Russia
  • Light cruiser Voroshilov bombarded Axis troop positions near Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | Sevastopol | CPC]
29 Oct 1941

Russia
30 Oct 1941

Russia
  • German 132nd Infantry Division reached the outskirts of Sevastopol, Russia. After sundown, Soviet cruiser Krasnyi Kavkaz brought in the Soviet 8th Naval Infantry Brigade from Novorossiysk as reinforcements, while the Soviet Black Sea Fleet relocated many of its warships out of Sevastopol as a safety measure. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | TH]
  • Battleship Parizhskava Kommuna moved from Sevastopol to Novorossiysk, Russia. ww2dbase [Parizhskava Kommuna | Sevastopol | AC]
31 Oct 1941

Russia
  • Soviet destroyer Bodry and other warships shelled German tank concentrations 25 miles north of Sevastopol, Russia. Meanwhile, German dive bombers attacked Soviet warships in the harbor, causing 50 casualties but failing to cause damage to the ships. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
1 Nov 1941

Russia
  • Troops of the German 11.Armee captured Simferopol, Russia. To the southwest in Sevastopol, the Soviet 30th Coastal Battery bombarded the German 132nd Infantry Division at 1230 hours near the village of Bazarchik, slowing its preparations for an assault. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | TH]
10 Nov 1941

Russia
  • German General Erich von Manstein launched a major assault against Sevastopol, Russia with 50th Infantry Division, followed by the 132nd Infantry Division on the next day. On the Soviet side, Vice Admiral F. S. Oktyabrsky (with Major General I. A. Petrov as his deputy) mobilized 52,000 men, of whom 21,000 were sailors, together with 170 guns (some were in modern steel and concrete emplacements), for the defence of Sevastopol. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
12 Nov 1941

Russia
  • Stuka dive bombers of German StG 77 damaged Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina with 3 bombs at Sevastopol, Russia. Destroyers Sovershenny and Besposhchadny were also damaged, with the former capsizing at the naval shipyard. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
13 Nov 1941

Russia
  • Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina, damaged by German aircraft on the previous day, sank at Sevastopol, Russia. Her guns would be salvaged to be used on shore. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
17 Dec 1941

Russia
29 Dec 1941

Russia
  • While offloading troops at Sevastopol, Russia, Soviet cruiser Molotov was damaged in the stern by German artillery. ww2dbase [Molotov | Sevastopol | CPC]
30 Dec 1941

Russia
  • Soivet cruiser Molotov departed from Sevastopol, Russia with 600 wounded men on board. ww2dbase [Molotov | Sevastopol | CPC]
31 Dec 1941

Russia
1 Jan 1942

Russia
  • Soviet cruiser Molotov arrived at Sevastopol, Russia with 700 men of the Soviet 386th Infantry Division. ww2dbase [Molotov | Sevastopol | CPC]
25 Mar 1942

Russia
  • The Soviet patrol boat CKA-121 was sunk by coastal batteries, off Streletskaya Bay, Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | HM]
4 Apr 1942

Russia
  • Soviet destroyer Sovershenny was destroyed by German shelling at Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | CPC]
14 May 1942

Russia
  • Soviet destroyer Dzerzhinski struck a mine and sank near Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | CPC]
27 May 1942

Russia
  • Light cruiser Voroshilov delivered troops of the Russian 9th Naval Infantry Brigade to Sevastopol, Russia, suffering damage by German air attack but also claiming two He 111 aircraft shot down. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | Sevastopol | CPC]
2 Jun 1942

Russia
  • German forces began a 5-day bombardment of Sevastopol, Russia. One the ground, large weapons such as the 600mm Mörser Karl mortars and the 800mm "Gustav" railway gun were used. From the air, hundreds of sorties delivered 500 tons of high explosives, damaging port facilities, fuel tanks, and water pumps at the cost of only one Ju 87 dive bomber. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | TH, CPC]
3 Jun 1942

Russia
5 Jun 1942

Russia
  • German troops continued the aerial and artillery bombardment of Sevastopol, Russia, using weapons including the 800mm railway gun Schwerer Gustav. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | TH, CPC]
6 Jun 1942

Russia
7 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Troops of German 11th Army began a 2-pronged assault on the city of Sevastopol in Russia, capturing Belbek at 1715 hours but also suffering 2,357 casualties. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | TH, CPC]
9 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Failing to break Soviet defensive lines, the German offensive at Sevastopol, Russia that began two days prior was temporarily paused, instead letting aircraft and artillery pieces soften up the defensive positions further. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
10 Jun 1942

Russia
  • German dive bombers sank Soviet destroyer Svobodnyy and transport Abkhaziya in port at Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
11 Jun 1942

Russia
12 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Soviet cruiser Molotov delivered 2,998 men from the Soviet 138th Infantry Brigade to Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Molotov | Sevastopol | CPC]
13 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Troops of 16.Regiment of German 22.Luftlande Division attacked Fort Stalin at Sevastopol, Russia at 0300 hours, capturing it by 0530 hours; Germans suffered 32 killed and 126 wounded, and the Soviets 100 killed and 20 captured. In the harbor, German aircraft sank transport Gruzyia, transport TSch-27, patrol boat SKA-092, motor boat SP-40, 5 barges, and a floating crane. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | TH, CPC]
15 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Soviet cruiser Molotov and destroyer Bezuprechny landed 3,855 troops at Sevastopol, Russia and then embarked 2,908 wounded personnel for evacuation; meanwhile, their guns bombarded German positions. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
16 Jun 1942

Russia
  • German aircraft and artillery pieces bombarded Fort Maxim Gorky at Sevastopol, Russia, silencing the fort's 12-inch guns. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
17 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Soviet defense lines north of Sevastopol, Russia began to collapse as German troops captured Fort Maxim Gorky, Fort Molotov, Fort Schishkova, Fort Volga, and Fort Siberia. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
18 Jun 1942

Russia
  • German 132nd Infantry Division attacked Soviet Coastal Battery No. 12 near Sevastopol, Russia at 1100 hours, capturing it by 1900 hours. Nearby, German 24th Infantry Division overran Soviet defenses at Bartenyevka. At the docks, Italian torpedo boats performed a raid, damaging landing craft. Out at sea, destroyer leader Kharkov was damaged by German aircraft. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
19 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Soviet 138th Naval Infantry Brigade launched a failed counterattack against German 22nd Division on the shore of Severnaya Bay near Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
20 Jun 1942

Russia
  • German 24th Infantry Division attacked Fort Lenin and Fort North (held against German attacks for the whole day) near Sevastopol, Russia starting at 0900 hours; while Fort Lenin was captured with minimal resistance, Soviet troops at Fort North held their ground, repulsing German attacks all day. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | TH, CPC]
21 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Adolf Hitler reluctantly decided to delay his summer offensive due to the heavy Soviet defense of Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | Sevastopol | TH]
22 Jun 1942

Russia
26 Jun 1942

Russia
  • German troops reached the northern shore of Severnaya Bay near Sevastopol, Russia. To the east of the city, positions held by troops of Soviet 386th Rifle Division were bombarded by German aircraft. As defeat appeared to be imminent, Soviet submarines D-6 and A-1 were scuttled in the harbor of Sevastopol to prevent capture. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
  • German Ju 88 dive bombers sank Soviet destroyer Bezuprechny (320 were killed) and submarine S-32 (all 45 aboard were killed) 30 miles southeast of Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | CPC]
28 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Before dawn, Italian torpedo boats staged a fake landing at Cape Fiolent south of Sevastopol, Russia as a diversion from the preparations for a major offensive north of the city. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
29 Jun 1942

Russia
  • Troops of German 16th Infantry Regiment and 65th Infantry Regiment crossed Severnaya Bay north of Sevastopol, Russia in 130 rubber boats, landing behind Soviet defenses at 0100 hours, establishing a bridgehead. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
1 Jul 1942

Russia
  • As the German bridgehead north of Sevastopol, Russia appeared to be too strong to be eliminated, Joseph Stalin ordered top Soviet leaders to evacuate the city by submarine. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
3 Jul 1942

Russia
3 Aug 1942

Russia
  • Italian torpedo boats raided Sevastopol, Russia, damaging Soviet destroyer Kharkov. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | CPC]
5 May 1944

Russia
  • Soviet Army began its assault on Sevastopol, Russia destroying German 17.Armee and taking 36,000 prisoners. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | TH]
6 May 1944

Russia
9 May 1944

Russia
  • Red Army recaptured Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Sevastopol | TH]
10 May 1944

Russia
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky was wounded in the head at Sevastopol, Russia after his car drove over a mine and was evacuated to Moscow, Russia for treatment. ww2dbase [Aleksandr Vasilevsky | Sevastopol | 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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