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30th November 1939

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Events On This Day

Two British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters encountered an Luftwaffe aircraft north of the Firth of Forth and chased it out to sea.

Russia attacked Finland by land, sea, and air. Helsinki, Viborg, Petsamo and other towns were bombed. Russian warships shelled the Finnish coast and strategic islands were seized.

Finnish government resigned at midnight.

Paris reported that a French torpedo boat had sunk a German U-boat

The British steamer Sheaf Crest was mined of the southeast coast.

Six survivors of the Greek steamer sunk west of the Ireland were picked up after four days in their lifeboat.

It was reported that two British destroyers one towing a damage submarine off Mastrafjord, near Stavanger. The destroyers left later, and the submarine was taken to a shipyard for repair.

The British Admiralty announced the names of 39 offices and 226 ratings missing as a result of the loss of HMS Rawalpini.

Atlantis HSK 2 Auxiliary cruiser
Commissioned 30 November 1939

Widder HSK 3 Auxiliary cruiser
Commissioned 30 November 1939

Z28 Destroyer
Laid down 30 November 1939

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HMS Rawalpindi

British steamer Sheaf Crest

Atlantis HSK 2 Auxiliary cruiser

Widder HSK 3 Auxiliary cruiser

Z28 Destroyer

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Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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