30 Dec 1940
  • HMAS Waterhen entered Port Taufiq on the Suez Canal in Egypt for repairs, which would be completed in Jan 1941. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Libya, RAF bombers continued to bomb Italian defensive positions at Bardia and airfields at Tobruk, Derna, Benina. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British anti-submarine trawler HMT Bandolero collided with Australian destroyer HMAS Waterhen off Sollum, Egypt; Bandolero sank with no casualties. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager captured Italian sailing craft Zingarella on the Libyan coast, transporting British prisoners of war from Bardia to Tobruk. Zingarella would later serve in the British Royal Navy as a store carrier. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Destroyer HMS Venomous hit a mine off Liverpool, England, United Kingdom but did not sink. She would remain in Liverpool for repairs until 18 Feb 1941. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • British ship Calcium hit a mine in the North Sea (killing 1), and then collided with British ship Sodium. Calcium would ultimately sink. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Dec 1940
Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 30 Dec 1940

30 Dec 1940 Interactive Map

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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