This day in military history.. - Page 203




 
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December 13th, 2012  
George
 
Dec 12
627 Battle of Nineveh
1098 Siege of Maarat ends
1781 2nd naval Battle of Ushant
1862 Ironclad USS Cairo sunk by a torpedo(mine) in the Yazoo River, reportedly 1st warship sunk by one.
1937 Gunboat USS Panay sunk on the Yangtze River by Japanese aircraft
1939 Battle of Tolvajarvi. Destroyer HMS Duchess sunk in collision with Battleship Barham off the Mull of Kintyre
1941 U.K declares War on Bulgaria, & Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania declare War on the US. India declares War on Japan. KM Flackship V-5101 torpedoed & sunk. Gunboat HMS Moth scuttled at Hong Kong, raised, repaired & put into IJN service as Suma. Recieving ship HMS Tamar scuttled at Hong Kong. Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Kumpar bombed & damaged at Penang.
1942 R.N. sub P 222 sunk by Italian Torpedo Boat Fortunale in the Med. KM Sperrbrecher Beijerland sunk by Frigates HMS Albrighton and Eskdale n.w. of Dieppe. USN PT 44 sunk by Detroyers Kawakaze & Suzukaze off Savo Island. Destroyer Teruzuki sunk by PT 37 & 40 off Guadalcanal.
1943 Destroyers HMS Tynedale, sunk off Jijel, Algeria, & HMS Holcombe sunk north of Bougie, Algeria, both by U-593
1944 Norwiegan Corvette Tunsberg Castle sunk by mine in the Barents Sea. KM Destroyers Z 35 & 36 sunk by mines off Revel. U-416 sunk in collision with Minesweeper M 203. E Boat S-198 bombed/sunk off Imjuiden. IJN Landing Ship No. 159 sunk by US Army field artillery, mortars, Tank Destroyers & Destroyer USS Coghlan. Destroyer Uzuki sunk by PT 490 & 492. Destroyer Yuzuki sunk by Army & Marine Corps aircraft, all three in Ormoc Bay. USN Sub Chaser SC 1059 run aground & wrecked in the Bahamas, raised, repaired & returned to service
December 15th, 2012  
George
 
Dec 14
1812 naval Battle of Lake Borgne, La. French Army exits Russia
1862 Battle of Kinston, NC
1863 Battle of Bean Station
1939 KM Frigate F 9 sunk by sub HMS Ursula off Heligoland. R.N. Trawler HMS James Ludford sunk by mine off Newcastle-on-Tyne
1940 Italian sub Naiade sunk by HMS Hereward & Hyperion off Bardia. Sub Capitano Tarantini sunk by sub HMS Thunderbolt in the Gironde Estuary, France. Torpedo Boat HMS Brandolas foundered off the Eddystone Rocks
1941 Italian Battleship Vittorio Veneto damaged by sub HMS Urge. KM Accomodations ship Lufjord burned at Danzig, used afterward for a target ship, scrapped post-War. Cruiser HMS Galatea sunk by U-557 off Alexandria. R.N. MTB 68 sunk in collision with MTB 215 off Lybia. R.N. Motor Anti-Sub Boat 30 sunk after hitting the Humber boom.
1942 IJN sub I-15 sunk by Destroyer-Minesweeper USS Southard off Guadalcanal
1943 PT 239 burned at Vella Lavella
1944 Destroyer Escort HMS Aldenham sunk by mine n.w. of Zara. IJN Coast Defence Frigate CD 28 and Patrol Boat Taisho Maru No. 5 sunk by sub USS Blenny north of Manila
December 15th, 2012  
George
 
Dec 15
533 Battle of Tricamarum
1467 Battle of Baia
1778 naval Battle of St. Lucia
1864 Battle of Nashville begins
1914 Serbs recapture Belgrade
1940 Free French sub Narval sunk by mine n.e. of Sfax, Tunisia
1941 Dutch sub ) 16 sunk by mine off Tromann Island, Gulf of Siam. U-127 sunk by Destroyer HMAS Nestor west of Cape St. Vincent. PT 33 lost by grounding off Cape Santiago, Luzon
1942 Guadalcanal: Battle of Mt. Austin begins. U-626 sunk by USCG Cutter Ingham. Italian sub Uarsciek, damaged & captured the day before by Destroyers HMS Petard & Greek Vasilissa Olga, sinks under tow south of Sicily
1944 IJN Coast Defence Frigate CD 54 & IJ Army Landing Ship SB 120 sunk west of Luzon by carrier planes. Destroyer Momo sunk by sub USS Hawkbill west of Luzon. USN LST 472 & 738 sunk by Kamakazes off Mindoro
2006 1st flight F-35
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December 16th, 2012  
George
 
Dec 16
1598 naval Battle of Noryang
1761 Siege of Kolobrzeg ends
1838 Battle of Blood River
1864 Battle of Nashville
1907 USN's Great White Fleet sets out on its around the World cruise
1912 naval Battle of Elli
1939 R.N. Trawlers HMS Evilina & Sedgefly sunk with all hands by mines at the mouth of the Tyne
1941 Japan invades British Borneo. Destroyer HMS Thracian runs aground & is scuttled, and MTB 8 bombed and sunk, at Hong Hong. Thracian is raised, repaired and returned to service as IJN Patrol Boat No. 101. R.N. LCT 11 founders off Sollum. U-577 rammed and sunk by Italian Torpedo Boat Orione, who miss-ID'd the U Boat,west of Crete.
1943 U-73 sunk by Destroyer USS Woolsey off Oran
December 16th, 2012  
lolwhassup
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
Dec 16
1598 naval Battle of Noryang
1761 Siege of Kolobrzeg ends
1838 Battle of Blood River
1864 Battle of Nashville
1907 USN's Great White Fleet sets out on its around the World cruise
1912 naval Battle of Elli
1939 R.N. Trawlers HMS Evilina & Sedgefly sunk with all hands by mines at the mouth of the Tyne
1941 Japan invades British Borneo. Destroyer HMS Thracian runs aground & is scuttled, and MTB 8 bombed and sunk, at Hong Hong. Thracian is raised, repaired and returned to service as IJN Patrol Boat No. 101. R.N. LCT 11 founders off Sollum. U-577 rammed and sunk by Italian Torpedo Boat Orione, who miss-ID'd the U Boat,west of Crete.
1943 U-73 sunk by Destroyer USS Woolsey off Oran
I believe you forgot, "1944 Germany launches Operation Wacht Am Rhein and the Battle of the Bulge begins."
December 16th, 2012  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lolwhassup
I believe you forgot, "1944 Germany launches Operation Wacht Am Rhein and the Battle of the Bulge begins."
It was on my list, got overlooked some how!
December 18th, 2012  
George
 
Dec 17
1583 Siege of Godesberg ends
1937 1st flight PB2Y Coronado
1939 KM Armored Ship Adm. Graf Spee scuttled off Montevideo
1940 Destroyer HMS Acheron sunk by mine of the Isle of Wight. R.N. Trawlers HMS Carry On and Thomas Connolly sunk by mines north of Sheerness
1941 Japan invades northern Borneo. IJN sub RO-66 sunk in collision with RO-62 off Wake Island. Destroyer Shinonome bombed/sunk by Dutch Do-24 off British Borneo. U-131 sunk by R.N. Destroyers
1942 Destroyer HMS Firedrake sunk by U-211
1943 USN Coastal Transport APc-21 bombed/sunk & Minesweeper YMS-50 damaged off Arawe, New Britain
1944 U-772 sunk by Frigate HMS Nyasaland south of Cork. Malmedy Massacre
1947 1st flight B-47
December 19th, 2012  
George
 
Dec 18
1793 Royalists give 16 French Navy ships to the English at Toulon
1916 Battle of Verdun ends
1940 R.N. Trawler HMS Refundo sunk by mine off Harwich. RFA Tanker Osage bombed/sunk in the Irish Sea off Wicklow Head, Ireland. KM Flackship V-403 sunk by mine in the Westerschelde
1941 U-434 sunk by Destroyer Escort HMS Blankney & Destroyer Stanley north of Madeira
1942 Destroyer HMS Partridge sunk by U-565 west of Oran. MTB 30 sunk by mine in the North Sea. Cruiser Tenryu sunk by USS Albacore off Madang
1943 Minesweeper HMS Felixstowe sunk by mine off Capo Ferro, Sardinia. Free French Sub Protee sunk by mine off Province. Destroyer Numakaze sunk with all hands by USS Greyback off Naha, Okinawa
1944 Destroyers USS Hull, Monaghan and Spence founder in Typhoon Cobra off of the Philippines. PT-300 is sunk by Kamakaze off Mindoro. KM training ship-Battleship Schleswig-Holstein, Target ship Zahringen, and Torpedo Boat T-10 are bombed/sunk by RAF at Gotenhafen. Schleswig-Holstien is used as a target post war by the Soviet Navy. Sub Tender Waldemar Kophamel is bombed/sunk at Gdynia, raised, repaired and put into Soviet service as "Kuban". U-1209 is scuttled after hitting Wolf Rock near the Scilly Isles
1972 Operation Linebacker II begins
December 20th, 2012  
George
 
Dec. 19
1940 Vichy French sub Sfax sunk by U-37 off Cape Juby, Morocco. R.N. Trawler HMS Proficient wrecked at Whitby
1941 At Hong Kong Boom Vessels HMS Watergate, Barlight & Aldgate, Tugs Alliance & Poet Chaucer, River Gunboat Tern & Minesweeper Redstart all scuttled to prevent capture while Sloop Cornflower was bombed/sunk and MTB 12 and 26 were sunk in a fight with IJN landing craft. Dutch sub 0-20 sunk by Destroyer Uranami. Destroyer HMS Stanley sunk by U-574, and U-574 by HMS Stork in the Barents Sea. Cruiser Neptune sunk and Destroyer Kandahar damaged off Sirte. Battleships Valiant & Queen Elizebeth sunk at Alexandria by Italian Frogmen with Limpet mines. The Frogmen were awarded Medals & were presented them after Italy changed sides. They were presented to the men by the Admiral who's Battleships they had sunk!
1942 Corvette HMS Snapdragon bombed/sunk n.w. of Benghazi
1944 Carrier Unryu sunk by USS Redfish in the East China Sea. U-737 sunk in collision with KM MRS 25 in Vestfjorden
December 20th, 2012  
SadJay
 
All before I was born. Going to do some research tonight.