This day in military history.. - Page 190

August 3rd, 2012  
Aug 3
8 Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bathinus
881 Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu
1601 Battle of Goroszlo
1645 2nd Battle of Nordlingen
1804 US Squardon engages Tripolitan ships & forts
1914 Germany declares War on France
1940 Italy invades British Somaliland KM Sub Chaser UJ-25 sunk by mine off Ameland, Neth. & U-25 sunk by mine off Tercheling, Neth.
1941 U-401 sunk by R.N. ships south of Iceland
1943 Italian sub Argento sunk by Destroyer USS Buck.
August 4th, 2012  
Aug 4
1265 Battle of Evesham
1327 Weardale Raid
1578 Battle of Alcacer Quibir
1704 English/Dutch fleet captures Gibraltar
1790 US Revenue Cutter Service, forerunner of the USCG, is Est.
1796 Battle of Lonato
1846 Sailors & Marines from USS Congress capture Santa Barbara
1914 Germany invades Belgium. U.K. declares War on Germany
1940 The following R.N. Trawlers were sunk by mines, HMS Drummer off Brightlingsea, HMS Marsona in the Moray Firth off Cromarty, & HMS Oswaldian near the Brooksea Lightship in the Bristol Channel.
1942 Destroyer USS Tucker sunk by mine off Espiritu Santos
1943 Destroyer HMS Arrow severly damaged & burned by the explosion of SS Fort La Montee at Algiers, not repaired.
1944 IJN Destroyer Matsu damaged by aireal torpedo & finished off by 3 US Destroyers n.w. of Chichi Jima. Carrier attacks on Iwo Jima begin.
August 5th, 2012  
Aug 5

641 Battle of Maserfield
910 Battle of Tettenhall
1068 Siege of Bari begins (ends 4/15/1071)
1388 Battle of Otterburn
1689 Mohawks burn Lachine, New France
1716 Battle of Petrovavadin
1763 Battle of Bushy Run begins
1781 naval Battle of Dogger Bank
1824 naval Battle of Samos
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay
1914 German Minelayer Koningin Luise sunk by HMS Amphion after laying mines off Lowestoft
1916 Battle of Romani ends
1940 R.N. Trawler HMS River Clyde sunk by mine off Aldeburgh. U-34 sunk in collision with KM Tender Lech at Memel.
1943 Gunboat USS Plymouth sunk by U-566 off N. Carolina. R.N. Trawler HMS Red Gauntlet sunk with all hands by E Boat S-86 off Harwich
1944 Cowre, Australia POW Camp break out
1964 Operation Pierce Arrow
1965 Indo-Pakistani War begins
1967 Operation Coronado III begins
August 6th, 2012  
Aug 6
1248 naval Battle of Melora
1506 Battle of Kletsk
1763 Battle of Bushy Run ends
1777 Battle of Oriskany
1862 CSS Arkansas suffers catastrophic engine failure as she approaches the US fleet @ Baton Rouge & is scuttled to prevent capture.
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay: Ft. Powell is evacuated & blown up.
1870 Battle of Worth
1914 Serbia declares War on Germany, & Austria on Russia. 1st Battle of the Atlantic begins as U-Boats deploy.
1915 Battle of Sari Bair begins
1917 Battle of Marasesti begins
1941 R.N. Trawler HMS Agate lost by grounding on Haisborough Sand. Soviet Anti-sub Trawler Kapitan Voronin sunk off Cape Teriberka
1942 U-210 rammed/sunk by Destroyer HMCS Assiniboine
1944 Operation Kenetic: R.N. sinks Cargo ship Otto, Cable layer V-1594 Hoheweg, Flackship V-414, Minesweepers M-262 & M-486, damage Minesweeper M-304 & Flackship Richthoven. R.N. sinks Escort Ship SG-3
1945 Hiroshima atomic bombing. Sub USS Bullhead sunk by Japanese Army aircraft off Bali, last US Warship sunk by direct enemy action in WWII.
August 7th, 2012  
Aug 7
1427 naval Battle of the River Po
1714 naval Battle of Gangut
1789 US War Dept est.
1819 Battle of Boyaca
1861 CS troops evacuate Ft. Fillmore, New Mexico Territory
1940 Egyptian Troopship Mohamid Ali El-Kebir, chartered by the R.N., is sunk by U-38 west of Ireland. KM Sub Chaser V-1501 sunk by a mine off Fredrikshaven, Denmark, raised, repaired & returned to service.
1941 R.N. Minesweeper MMS-39 sunk by mine in Thames Estuary
1942 US invades Guadalcanal & Tulagi. IJN Net Tender Shofaka sunk by sub USS Tambor near Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands. Sub HMS Thorn sunk by Italian Torpedo Boat Pegaso off Crete
1943 Battle of Vella Gulf: IJN Destroyers Arashi, Hagikaze & Kowakazi sunk by US Destroyers. Cruiser Nagara sunk by USS Croaker in East China Sea. U-117 sunk by aircraft from USS Card.
August 8th, 2012  
Aug 8
1813 Gunboats USS Hamilton & Scourge are sunk on Lake Ontario by a sudden storm at night.
1918 Battle of Amiens begins
1941 Soviet Destroyer Karl Marx bombed/sunk in Loksa Bay. Patrol Ship SKR-12 sunk by KM Destroyers off Kilden Island
1942 Attack Transport USS George F Elliott bombed, scuttled, off Guadalcanal
1944 Corvette HMCS Regina sunk by U-667 off Trevose Head
1946 1st flight B-36
August 9th, 2012  
Aug 9
48 B.C. Battle of Pharsalus
378 Battle of Adrianople
1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay: Siege of Ft. Morgan begins
1942 Battle of Savo Island: Cruisers HMAS Canberra, USS Astoria, Quincy & Vincennes sunk, Cruiser Chicago & Destroyers Patterson & Ralph Talbot damaged. Destroyer USS Jarvis bombed/sunk with all hands south of Guadalcanal
1943 U-664 sunk by aircraft from USS Card
1944 Vyborg-Pertozavodsk Offensive ends
1945 Nagasaki atomic bombing. Soviet Union declares War on Japan & invades Manchuria
August 10th, 2012  
Aug 10
955 Battle of Lechfeld
1316 2nd Battle of Athenry
1512 naval Battle of Saint-Mathieu
1557 Battle of Saint-Quintin
1628 Swedish "Vasa" sinks in Stockholm Harbor
1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek
1904 Battle of the Yellow Sea
1940 Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Transylvania sunk by U-56 off Malin Head, Ireland
1941 U-144 sunk bu Soviet sub Shch-307 off Hiiumaa, Estonia. Soviet Patrol Ship Zhemchung sunk by U-451 in the White Sea
1942 IJN Cruiser Kako sunk by US sub S-44 70 miles south of Kaeving, New Ireland while returning to Base from the Battle of Savo Island
1943 US LST-318 bombed/sunk off Caronia, Sicily
1944 Battle of Guam ends. Battle of Narva ends. KM Accommodation Ship Lindau burned/blown up to prevent capture in the Loire River. Minesweeper S-16 bombed/damaged off Norway. U-608 sunk by B-24 & HMS Wren in Bay of Biscay
August 11th, 2012  
Aug 11
1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor ends
1675 Battle of Konzer Bruke
1812 Battle of Majadahonda
1898 US occupys Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1942 Carrier HMS Eagle sunk by U-73 south of Cape Salinas, Majorca
1943 U-525 sunk by aircraft from USS Card. U-604 damaged by USS Moffett & scuttled north of Trinidad.
1944 KM Minesweeper S-16, bombed/damaged the day before, sinks. She is raised in 1946, repaired & put in Norwiegan service in 1949. U-308 sunk by a Sunderland & HMS Starling in Bay of Biscay. U-967 scuttled at Toulon
August 12th, 2012  
Aug 12
1099 Battle of Ascalon
1121 Battle of Didgori
1164 Battle of Harim
1499 1st naval Battle of Lepanto, pt. 1
1687 2nd Battle of Mohacs
1806 Spanish recapture Buenos Aires from the British
1914 U.K. declares War on Austria-Hungary. Battle of Haelen
1940 R.N. Trawlers HMS Pyrope & Tamarisk sunk by mines off Margate
1941 R.N. Lighter A-14 sunk by mine off Tobruk. R.N. Trawler HMS Express sunk by mine off Whitstable. Corvette HMS Picotee sunk with all hands by U-586 south of Iceland
1942 Cruiser USS Cleveland tests proximity fuzes, downing 3 drones. Italian sub Axum sinks Cruiser HMS Cairo & damages Cruiser HMS Nigeria & oil tanker S.S. Ohio with a single spread of 4 torpedos north of Bizerta
1943 Swedish sub Illern sunk in collision with M.V. Birkaland in Kalimar Strait.
1944 USN Lt. Joseph Kennedy Jr. & his co-pilot are killed when their PB4Y flying bomb explodes prematurely after takeoff. U-198 sunk by HMS Findhorn & HMIS Godavari off the Seychelles.
2000 Soviet sub Kursk sinks