Evacuation of Dunkirk



Locations
Participants
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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1940/05/27 British Ministry of Shipping telephones boat builders to acquire small boats with shallow drafts moored on the River Thames, the east and south coasts to be pressed into service to rescue soldiers stranded in Dunkirk.
1940/05/28 HMS MEDWAY QUEEN, anchored off the South Coast spotting enemy aircraft laying mines, is ordered to Dunkirk to evacuate troops of the British Expeditionary Force and was one of the first ships to arrive. Medway Queen,
1940/05/29 WILLDORA, one of the first ships to join in the Dunkirk evacuation, is damaged by shellfire while transporting 200 lives back to England. Hauts-de-France, France
1940/05/29 WILLDORA, one of the first ships to join in the Dunkirk evacuation, is damaged by shellfire while transporting 200 lives back to England. Willdora,
1940/06/01 SUNDOWNER departs Ramsgate to participate in the evacuation of Dunkirk and returns 12 hours later with 5 sailors from the stricken cruiser WESTERLEY and 125 soldiers from Dunkirk. Sundowner,
1940/06/03 HMS MEDWAY QUEEN completes her 7th trip, having rescued about 7,000 men from Dunkirk. Medway Queen,

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