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Axis Jun-40 Allied Neutral
Denmark Germany Total Class Total Great Britain France Canada Australia New Zealand Poland Netherlands Norway USA Japan Italy
0 2 2 Battleship 25 11 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 10 4
0 0 0 Fleet Carrier 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0
0 0 0 Light Carrier 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
0 1 1 Heavy Cruiser 27 11 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 19 17 7
0 2 2 Light Cruiser 69 36 21 0 4 2 0 4 2 19 19 14
0 30 30 Destroyer 314 159 130 7 5 0 4 7 2 199 99 94
8 44 44 Submarine 230 58 147 0 0 0 2 22 1 63 51 109
0 0 0 Escort Carrier 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
0 9 9 Escorts 113 56 54 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 15 34
2 8 8 Other 61 52 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

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Class Soviet UnionArgentina BrazilChileColumbia PeruNetherlandsNorway SwedenPortugal Spain Yugoslavia GreeceTurkey RomaniaThailand
Battleship 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Fleet Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Light Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heavy Cruiser 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
Light Cruiser 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0
Destroyer 50 16 7 8 2 2 7 2 15 5 16 9 19 4 7 10
Submarine 184 3 4 9 0 4 22 1 16 3 4 4 6 7 1 4
Escort Carrier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Escorts 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Other 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 4

 

Saturday 01 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

Operation Dynamo: Sixth day 64,429 troop evacuated from Dunkirk. Total of 259,049 from start of operation

 
Country Vessel Type Report description
Basilisk Destroyer Lost Damaged by bombs from German Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers aircraft off La Panne, ship was immobilized during Operation Dynamo, after towing failed, ship was destroyed by gunfire from British warship Whitehall 51.08N 02.35E 01/06/1940  
Foudroyant Destroyer Lost Bombed by German aircraft off Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo 01/06/1940  
Harvester Destroyer Damaged Damaged by bombs from German aircraft of Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo 01/06/1940  
Havant Destroyer Lost Damaged by bombs from German aircraft off Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo. She was disabled & after attempting to tow her she was scuttled by gunfire from British warship Saltash, 8 dead 25 injured 51.08N 02.16E 01/06/1940  
Impulsive Destroyer Minelayer Damaged Damaged hitting an underwater object damaging propeller during Operation Dynamo 01/06/1940. Arrived for repair at Green & Silley Weir shipyard, Blackwall, London 03/06/1940  
Ivanhoe Destroyer Damaged Damaged by bombs from German aircraft off Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo, ship disabled for some time, but limped to Dover under her on steam, 21 crew dead, 5 troops dead, 01/06/1940  
Keith Destroyer Lost Bombed by German aircraft off Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo, ship's steering gear damaged & anchored to repel further aircraft attack until ammunition was expended, further bombing hit boiler room, she was abandoned to sank, 36 dead, 130 survivors, 51.04N 06.26E 01/06/1940  
Sunday 02 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

Operation Dynamo: Seventh day 26,256 troop evacuated from Dunkirk. Total of 285,305 from start of operation

 
Monday 03 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

End of Operation Dynamo: 224,686 British and 121,445 French troops evacuated

Operation Dynamo: Eighth day 26,746 troop evacuated from Dunkirk. Total of 312,051 from start of operation

 
Tuesday 04 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

Operation Dynamo: Nineth and last day day 26,175 troop evacuated from Dunkirk. Total of 338,226 from start of operation

 
Politics

British PM Winston Churchill delivers his "we shall never surrender", speech in the House of Commons

 
News

Neuengamme concentration camp, Hamburg openned

 
Wednesday 05 June 1940
Daily Report
Politics

Adolf Hitler stated "Dunkirk has fallen! 40,000 French and English troops are all that remains of the formerly great armies. Immeasurable quantities of materiel have been captured. The greatest battle in the history of the world has come to an end

Military

OKW, the German armed forces high command announced that Dunkirk was "the greatest annihilation battle of all time"

Thursday 06 June 1940
Daily Report
Other

Football International: Bulgaria 1-4 Slovakia, Levski Field, Sofia

 
Friday 07 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Carinthia Armed Merchant Cruiser Lost Torpedoed by German submarine U-46 NW of Ireland, in the North Atlantic 53.13N 10.40W 07/06/1940  
 
Politics

Norweigan King Haakon and the Norweigan government leave Tromso on board British warship Devonshire

 
Other

Football International: Japan 7-0 Manchukuo, Meiji Jingu Gaien Stadium, Tokyo

 
Saturday 08 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Scharnhorst Battleship Damaged Damaged by torpedo from British warship Acasta, in the Norwegian Sea, during Battle of Norway. Ship hit under C turret on her starboard side, fuel tanks & lower deck were flooded. The starboard & centre engine rooms were also flooded limiting her speed to 20 knots, 48 dead 08/06/1940. Arived for repair Kiel 16/06/1940  
Glorious Fleet Carrier Lost Sunk by gunfire from German warships Scharnhorst & Gneisenau during Norway Evacuation, W of Harstead in the Norwegian Sea. 1207 dead, 43 survivors captured 68.45N 04.30E 08/06/1940  
Acasta Destroyer Lost Sunk by gunfire from German warships Scharnhorst & Gneisenau during the Norway Evacuation, W of Harstead in the Norwegian Sea. 1 survivor captured, 68.45N 04.30E 08/06/1940  
Ardent Destroyer Lost Sunk by gunfire from German warships Scharnhorst & Gneisenau during the Norway Evacuation, W of Harstead in the Norwegian Sea, ship capsized & sank. 152 dead, 2 survivors captured 68.45N 04.30E 08/06/1940  
Orzel Submarine Lost Mined or lost cause unknown in the North Sea 08/06/1940  
 
Other

English Football League (War) Cup Final: West Ham United 1-0 Blackburn Rovers, Wembley Stadium, London.

 
Sunday 09 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
B 3 Submarine Lost Scuttled to avoid capture by Germans 09/06/1940  
 
Other

Football International: Japan 6-0 China (Japanese Occupied China), Meiji Jingu Gaien Stadium, Tokyo

 
Monday 10 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Boadicea Destroyer Damaged Damaged by bombs from German aircraft in the English Channel, ship hit in machinery spaces causing extensive flooding, fog saved ship from further attack & she was towed to port by British warship Ambuscade 10/06/1940. Tow handed over to Dutch tug Krooman & arrived for repair at Portsmouth 11/06/1940  
Bulldog Destroyer Damaged Damaged by bombs from German aircraft in the English Channel off Le Havre, 3 bombs hit ship causing damage to engine & boiler rooms, disabled steering & extensive flooding 10/06/1940  
 
Politics

Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom. Canada declares war on Canada

 
Military

Norwegian King Haakon and the Norwegian government arrive in the United Kingdom

 
Tuesday 11 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

The Siege of Malta begins

 
Country Vessel Type Report description
Ambuscade Destroyer Damaged Damaged by German shore battery off St Valery, France. Ship was attempting to embark British troops of the 51st Highland Division when she sustained structural damage from gunfire. Ship remained operational & later in poor visibility sighted the previously disabled British warship Boadicea. She took Boadicea in tow & resumed passage 10/06/1940. Transferred tow of Boadicea to Dutch tug Krooman & arrived Portsmouth for repair 11/06/1940  
 
Politics

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa declares war on Italy

French Government moves from Paris to Tours

 
Wednesday 12 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Calypso Light Cruiser Lost Torpedoed by Italian submarine Bagnolina, S of Cape Lithinon, Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea. 39 dead, 33.45N 24.32E 12/06/1940  
Firedrake Destroyer Damaged Damaged by bombs from German aircraft off Harstad, during Norwegian Evacuation, A turret & steering motor damaged 12/06/1940  
Thursday 13 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Antelope Destroyer Damaged Damaged in collision with British warship Electra, during Norway Evacuation, ship suffered serious structural damage 13/06/1940  
Electra Destroyer Damaged Damaged in collision with British warship Antelope, during Norway Evacuation, ship suffered serious structural damage 13/06/1940  
Scotstoun Armed Merchant Cruiser Lost Torpedoed by German submarine U-25 NW of Ireland, in the North Atlantic 57.00N 09.57W 13/06/1940  
 
Politics

French Government moves from Tours to Bordeaux

 
Military

German forces occupy Paris

 
Friday 14 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

Soviet fleet blockade all Baltic states

 
Country Vessel Type Report description
Paris Battleship Damaged Damaged by bomb from German aircraft at Le Harve. Bomb hit forward of the bridge on the port side. Ship took on 300 tons of water & limited her speed to 7 knots 11/06/1940. Arrived at Cherbourg for temporary repair 12/06/1940. Arrived at Brest 14/06/1940.  
Odin Submarine Lost Torpedoed & gunfire by Italian warships Strale & Baleno, 17 miles ENE of Punta Alice, in the Gulf of Taranto 39.30N 17.30E 14/06/1940  
 
News

First Jewish prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp

 
Saturday 15 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

Operation Ariel begins: Evacuation for British troops from Atlantic west coast of France

 
Country Vessel Type Report description
Macalle Submarine Lost Wrecked on shoal in the Red Sea 15/06/1940. Boat could not be salvaged & was scuttled 20/06/1940. Crew landed on small desert island of Barra Musa, rescued 2 days later by Italian submarine Guglielmotti just hours before arrival of British forces, 1 dead 22/06/1940  
Sunday 16 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Grampus Submarine Lost Torpedoed by Italian MTBs Circe, Clio & Polluce whilst minelaying off Augusta, E of Sicily in Ionian Sea 37.05N 17.30E 16/06/1940  
Morse Submarine Lost Mined off Kerkennah, Tunisia 16/06/1940  
Andrania Armed Merchant Cruiser Lost Torpedoed by German submarine UA-1, 200 miles SE of Iceland, in the North Atlantic, 62.36N 15.09W 16/06/1940  
 
Politics

Soviet Union invades Lithuania

French government resigns and Philippe Petain becomes French PM

 
Other

Football International: Japan 1-0 Philippines, South Koshien Stadium, Nishinomiya

 
Monday 17 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

Operation Ariel: Sinking of HMT Lancastria off St Nazaire at least 3,000 killed. Worst loss of life in British maritime history

Country Vessel Type Report description
Provana Submarine Lost Rammed by French warship La Curieuse off Oran, in the Mediterranean Sea 17/06/1940  
 
Politics

Soviet Union invades Estonia and Latvia

French PM Philippe Petain seeks armistice with Germany

 
Military

Soviet forces enter Lativa and Estonia

 
Tuesday 18 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Achille Submarine Lost Scuttled at Brest to avoid capture by German forces 18/06/1940  
Agosta Submarine Lost Scuttled at Brest to avoid capture by German forces 18/06/1940  
Ouessant Submarine Lost Scuttled at Brest to avoid capture by German forces 18/06/1940  
Pasteur Submarine Lost Scuttled at Brest to avoid capture by German forces 18/06/1940  
Vauquois Sloop Lost Mined off Brest 18/06/1940  
 
Politics

Provisional Government of the French Republic set up in London headed by General Charles De Gaulle

 
Military

Soviet forces occupy Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

 
Wednesday 19 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Galileo Galilei Submarine Lost Captured by British armed trawler Moonstone, S of Aden, in the Red Sea, whilst on surface with malfunctioning air-conditioning system, codebooks & secret orders captured with this boat, 12 dead, 4 injured, 12.48N 45.12E 19/06/1940  
Orpheus Submarine Lost Depth charged by Italian warship Turbine, 25 miles N of Tobruk, in the Mediterranean Sea 32.30N 24.00E 19/06/1940  
 
News

All telephones confiscated from German Jews

 
Thursday 20 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Gneisenau Battleship Damaged Damaged by torpedo from British submarine Clyde, in the Norwegian Sea, 40 miles NW of Halten Island. Hit forward the torpedo tore a huge hole in her bow 63.43N 109.32E 20/06/1940  
Diamante Submarine Lost Torpedoed on the surface by British submarines Parthian off Tobruk, in the Mediterranean Sea 20/06/1940  
O 13 Submarine Lost Lost cause unknown in the North Sea 20/06/1940  
U-99 Submarine Damaged Damaged by bomb from German Arado seaplane in error off Norwegian coast 20/06/1940  
 
Politics

French PM Philippe Petain seeks armistice with Italy

 
Other

World Heavyweight Boxing Title Joe Louis (USA) beat Arturo Godoy (Chile) Rsf 8, Yankee Stadium, New York City

 
Friday 21 June 1940
Daily Report
Politics

Franco-German armistice negotitations begins at Compiegne

Other

World Welterweight Boxing Title Henry Armstrong (USA) beat Paul Junior (USA) Rsf 3, Exposition Building, Portland.

Saturday 22 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Bretague Battleship Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Dunkerque Battleship Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Lorraine Battleship Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Provence Battleship Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Strasbourg Battleship Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Algerie Heavy Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Colbert Heavy Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Dupleix Heavy Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Duquesne Heavy Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Foch Heavy Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Suffren Heavy Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Tourville Heavy Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Duguay Trouin Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Emile Bertin Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
George Leygues Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Glorie Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Jean De Vienne Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Jeanne d'Arc Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Galissonniare Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Lamotte-Picquet Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Marseillaise Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Montcalm Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Primauguet Light Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Aigle Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Albatros Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Baliste Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Basque Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Bombarde Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Bordelais Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Bouclier Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Boulonnais Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Branlebas Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Brestois Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Casque Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Cassard Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Chevalier Paul Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
E'pervier Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Fleuret Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Forbin Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Frondeur Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Gerfeur Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Guepard Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Kersaint Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
L' Iphigenie Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Bayonnaise Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Flore Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Melpomene Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Palme Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Pomone Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Poursuivante Torpedo Boat Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
L'Alcyon Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Lansquenet Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
L'Audacieux Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Corsaire Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Fantasque Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Flibustier Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Fortune Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Hardi Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Malin Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Mars Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Terrible Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Triomphant Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Leopard Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
L'Epee Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
L'Indomptable Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Lion Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Lynx Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Mameluck Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Milan Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Mistral Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Mogador Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Ouragan Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Panthere Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Simoum Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Tartu Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Tempete Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Tigre Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Tornado Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Tramontane Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Trombe Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Typhon Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Valmy Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Vaquelin Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Vauban Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Vautour Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Verdun Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Volta Destroyer Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Acheron Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Acteon Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Ajax Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Amazone Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Amphitrite Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Antiope Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Archimede Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Arethuse Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Argo Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Argonaute Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Ariane Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Atalante Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Aurore Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Beveziers Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Caiman Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Calypso Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Casablanca Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Ceres Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Circe Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Danae Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Dauphin Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Diamant Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Diane Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Espadon Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Eurydice Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Fresnel Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Galathee Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Henri Poincare Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Iris Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Junon Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
L' Espoire Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Psyche Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Sultane Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Sybille Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Vestale Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Centaure Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Conquerant Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Glorieux Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Heros Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Le Tonnant Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Marsouin Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Meduse Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Minerve Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Monge Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Naiade Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Nautilus Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Ondine Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Oreade Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Orion Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Orphee Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Pallas Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Pascal Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Pegase Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Perle Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Persee Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Phoque Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Poncelet Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Protee Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Redoutable Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Requin Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Rubis Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Saphir Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Sfax Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Sidi Ferruch Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Sirene Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Souffleur Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Surcouf Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Thetis Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Turquoise Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
U-122 Submarine Lost Missing between North Sea & Bay of Biscay, 49 dead, from 22/06/1940  
Vengeur Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Venus Submarine Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Commandant Teste Escort Carrier Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Amiens Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Amiral Charner Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Arras Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Belfort Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Bougainville Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Coquerante Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Coucy Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Dedaigneuse Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
D'Entrecasteaux Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
D'Iberville Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Diligente Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Epinal Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Conquerante Suippe Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
La Grandiere Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Lassigny Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Les Esparges Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Marne Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Quentin Roosevelt Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Rigault de Genouilly Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Savorgnan de Brazza Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Somme Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Tahure Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Yser Sloop Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Aramis Armed Merchant Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
Colombie Armed Merchant Cruiser Defected Join Vichy French Fleet 22/06/1940  
 
Politics

Franco-German armistice signed at Compiegne. Site is then destroyed by Germans

 
Other

German Heavyweight Boxing Title Walter Neusel (Germany) beat Arno Koelblin (Germany) Pts 12, Eisstadion, Berlin.

 
Sunday 23 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Khartoum Destroyer Lost Damaged by gunfire from Italian submarine Torricelli, in the Red Sea. Shell had caused fire in torpedo tube mounting, magazine which could not be flooded detonated, wrecking stern. Ship was beached off Perim harbour 23/06/1940  
Torricelli Submarine Lost Scuttled after short engagement with British warships Kandahar, Khartoum, Kingston & Shoreham, off Perim Island, in the Red Sea, boat was found with the help of codebooks captured earlier from Italian submarine Galileo Galilei 23/06/1940  
Monday 24 June 1940
Daily Report
Country Vessel Type Report description
Galvani Submarine Lost Sunk by gunfire from British warship Falmouth in the Straits of Hormuz, Persian Gulf, boat was found with the help of codebooks captured earlier from Italian submarine Galileo Galilei, 24/06/1940  
 
Politics

Franco-Italian armistice signed

 
Tuesday 25 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

End of Operation Ariel : 191,870 Allied troops, airmen and civilians evacuated

 
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Calcutta Light Cruiser Damaged Damaged in collision with Canadian warship Fraser in the Gironde estuary in the Bay of Biscay, the bridge structure of Fraser was left on the bow of the ship, 19 dead, 45.44N 01.31W 25/06/1940  
Fraser Destroyer Lost Lost in collision with British warship Calcutta in the Gironde estuary in the Bay of Biscay, ship cut in three & sank quickly, 47 dead, 45.44N 01.31W 25/06/1940  
 
Politics

France offically surrenders to Germany and Italy

 
Wednesday 26 June 1940
Daily Report
Politics

Soviet Union sends ultimatum to Romania demanding Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina be surrended to the Soviets

 
Military

Battle of Britain: Start of small scale nuisance air raids during both days and nights

 
Thursday 27 June 1940
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Console Generale Liuzzi Submarine Lost Damaged by depth charges & forced to the surface by British warships Dainty, Defender & Ilex off Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea, boat was then shelled before crew scuttled her & were captured 27/06/1940  
 
Politics

Romanian proposed negotitation rejected by the Soviet government

 
Friday 28 June 1940
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Espero Destroyer Lost Sunk by gunfire from British warships Orion, Neptune, Liverpool, Gloucester & Australian warship Sydney SW of Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea, 47 dead, 37.18N 20.12E 28/06/1940  
Argonauta Submarine Lost Depth charged by British RAF Short Sunderland aircraft off Cape Ras el Hilal, in the Mediterranean Sea 29/06/1940  
 
Military

Soviet Red Army occupy Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina

 
Saturday 29 June 1940
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Rubino Submarine Lost Bombed by British RAF Short Sunderland aircraft Santa Maria di Leuca, in the Ionian Sea 29/06/1940  
Uebi Scebeli Submarine Lost Damaged by depth charges & forced to the surface by British warships Dainty & Ilex SW of Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea, boat was boarded & naval codebooks were recovered 29/06/1940  
Sunday 30 June 1940
Daily Report
Naval

German forces occupy British Channel islands of Jersey and Gurensey

 
Country Vessel Type Report description
U-26 Submarine Lost Damaged by depth charge by British warship Gladiolus 30/06/1940 Depth charged by Australian Sunderland aircraft in the North Atlantic, 0 dead, 48 survivors 48.03N 11.30W 01/07/1940