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14th January 1941

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Events On This Day

Kriegsmarine auxiliary cruiser Pinguin captures the Norwegian whaling fleet near Bouvet Island, effectively ending Southern Ocean whaling for the duration of the war. Ole Wegger (12,201 t), Solglimt (12,246 t), Torlyn (247 t), Pol VIII (298 t), Pol IX (354 t), Pol X (354 t), factory ship Pelagos (12,083 t), Star XIV (247 t), Star XIX (249 t), Star XX (249 t), Star XXI (298 t), Star XXII (303 t),
Star XXIII (357 t) and Star XXIV (361 t).

The war against Italy, Pause in military operations in Libya, although reconnaissance and patrol work continued.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Kept up bombing of communications. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Attacked Benghazi during nights of 13-14 January 1941 and 14-15 January 1941. Harbour mole heavily bombed and large fires caused among surrounding buildings. Shipping was also attacked. Benina aerodrome was machine- gunned. Asmara raided during night of 13-14 January 1941, and Assab during that of 14-15 January 1941.

No Luftwaffe activity over Britain.

The Greek War, Italians resisting stubbornly in mountains beyond Klisura. Greeks still engaged in mopping up after retreat of enemy. Local offensive operations round Tepelini.

Z34 Destroyer
Laid down 14 January 1941

Go To: 15th January


auxiliary cruiser Pinguin

Ole Wegger



Z34 Destroyer

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