English Channel and North Sea

English Channel and North Sea
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MV Tricolor (Q1523682)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

MV Tricolor was a 50,000 tonne Norwegian-flagged vehicle carrier built in 1987, notable for having been involved in three English Channel collisions within a fortnight.

SS Abukir (Q15340327)
item type: steamship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SS Abukir was a British coastal steamship that was launched in 1920 as SS Island Queen and renamed in 1934 as SS Kyle Queen. In 1935 she was renamed Abukir and registered in Egypt. In May 1940 she was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea while evacuating UK and Belgian soldiers, airmen and civilians from Ostend on the last day of the Battle of Belgium.

Sandettie Bank (Q17699057)
item type: ocean bank
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Sandettie Bank (French: Banc de Sandettié) is an elongated sandbank in the southern North Sea, more specifically about in the middle of the northeastern entrance to the Strait of Dover. North-west of it are the hazardous Goodwin Sands, south of it the sandbank Ruytingen.

HMS Keith (Q502558)
item type: destroyer / shipwreck
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Keith was a B-class destroyer flotilla leader built for the Royal Navy around 1930. Initially assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet, she was placed in reserve in 1937, after repairs from a collision were completed. During the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939, the ship was reactivated and spent some time in Spanish waters, enforcing the arms blockade imposed by Britain and France on both sides of the conflict. Keith escorted convoys and conducted anti-submarine patrols early in World War II before being sunk at Dunkirk by German aircraft.

Calvados rocks (Q3437638)
item type: reef
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Les Rochers du Calvados ou plateau du Calvados est un platier rocheux situé au large de la côte du département du Calvados (Normandie) auquel il donna son nom.

French ship Saint Philippe (Q3463152)
item type: ship of the line
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Saint Philippe was a 74-gun ship of the line of the French Royal Navy. She was built at Brest Dockyard, designed and constructed by Laurent Hubac. She was nominally a three-decker, but in practice the upper deck was divided into armed sections aft and forward of the unarmed waist, making the upper deck equivalent to a quarterdeck and forecastle.

Action of 20 October 1793 (Q4677295)
item type: battle / naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The action of 20 October 1793 was a minor naval engagement of the French Revolutionary Wars fought off Cape Barfleur on the French coast of the English Channel. The early months of the war, which had begun in February, had seen a number of French frigates raiding British merchant shipping in the Channel, and HMS Crescent under Captain James Saumarez was deployed to watch the port of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin with the aim of disrupting the operations of the French frigates Réunion and Sémillante that were based in the harbour. On 20 October, Saumarez was waiting off Cape Barfleur for French movement when his lookout sighted Réunion and the cutter Espérance approaching from open water.

Action of 15 November 1810 (Q19871518)
item type: naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The action of 15 November 1810 was a minor naval engagement fought during the British Royal Navy blockade of the French Channel ports in the Napoleonic Wars. British dominance at sea, enforced by a strategy of close blockade, made it difficult for the French Navy to operate even in their own territorial waters. In the autumn of 1810, a British squadron assigned to patrol the Baie de la Seine was effectively isolating two French squadrons in the ports of Le Havre and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. On 12 November, the squadron in Le Havre, consisting of frigates Elisa and Amazone attempted to reach Cherbourg at night in order to united the squadrons. This squadron was spotted in the early hours of 13 November by the patrolling British frigates HMS Diana and HMS Niobe, which gave chase.

USS Rich (Q7873437)
item type: destroyer escort
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS Rich (DE-695) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort, the first United States Navy ship named in honor of Lieutenant (j.g.) Ralph M. Rich (1916–1942) who was awarded the Navy Cross for his leadership as a fighter pilot off Enterprise during the Battle of Midway.

Battle of the Îles Saint-Marcouf (Q4873048)
item type: battle / naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Battle of the Îles Saint-Marcouf was an engagement fought off the Îles Saint-Marcouf near the Cotentin peninsula on the Normandy coast of France in May 1798 during the French Revolutionary Wars. Dislodging a British garrison on the islands was the main objective for French forces. The garrison (which had been in place since 1795) allowed the islands to serve as a resupply base for Royal Navy ships patrolling northern French waters. Apart from expelling the British, the French sought to test new equipment and tactics, which had allegedly been developed with an intention of invading Britain.

USS Tide (Q7874747)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS Tide (AM-125) was an Auk-class minesweeper acquired by the United States Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing.

USS PC-1261 (Q7872582)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS PC-1261 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was the first ship sunk during the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, when she was hit by shellfire from German shore batteries.

USS Glennon (Q3180560)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS Glennon (DD-620) was a Gleaves-class destroyer, the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral James H. Glennon, who was a recipient of the Navy Cross.

plage de Collignon (Q3390841)
item type: beach
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

La plage de Collignon est une plage de France donnant sur la Manche située dans la ville de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, plus précisément dans la commune déléguée de Tourlaville dans le département de la Manche et en région Normandie. Elle doit son nom à l'entrepreneur A. Collignon qui dirige, de 1889 à 1895, les travaux de construction de la digue de l'Est, fermant en partie la rade de Cherbourg.

1993 Cherbourg incident (Q16826447)
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The 1993 Cherbourg incident were a series of maritime incidents which took place from 26 March to 2 April 1993 between the British Royal Navy and French fishermen as a result of a fishing rights dispute in and around the Channel Islands waters.

Dielette (Q3032697)
item type: port
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Diélette est le port de deux communes (Flamanville et Tréauville). Il s'agit d'un ancien village de pêcheurs typique.

Havre de Carteret (Q3398471)
item type: port
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le port de Carteret (ou port des Isles) est une gare maritime, un pôle nautique, un port de pêche et de plaisance implanté sur la commune de Barneville-Carteret dans le département de la Manche.

Action of 30 May 1798 (Q4677346)
item type: battle / naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The action of 30 May 1798 was a minor naval engagement between a small British squadron and a small French squadron off the coast of Normandy, France during the French Revolutionary Wars. A British blockading force, which had been conducting patrols in the region in the aftermath of the battle of St Marcou earlier in the month, encountered two French vessels attempting to sail unnoticed between Le Havre and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. Closing with the French, the British commander Sir Francis Laforey sought to bring the French ships to battle as they attempted to turn back to Le Havre before the British squadron could attack. The French were unable to escape, and Laforey's ship, the fifth rate HMS Hydra, engaged the French corvette Confiante, while two smaller British ships chased the Vésuve.

Church of the Visitation (Q3580360)
item type: church building
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

L'église Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation est située à Blonville-sur-Mer, dans le Calvados, en Basse-Normandie. Elle fait partie du diocèse de Bayeux et Lisieux.

HMS Durban (Q659585)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Durban was a Danae-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was launched from the yards of Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company on 29 May 1919 and commissioned on 1 November 1921.

Gold Beach (Q745883)
item type: code name
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Gold, commonly known as Gold Beach, was the code name for one of the five areas of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during the Second World War. Gold, the central of the five areas, was located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on the east. High cliffs at the western end of the zone meant that the landings took place on the flat section between Le Hamel and La Rivière, in the sectors code-named Jig and King. Taking Gold was to be the responsibility of the British Army, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided by the Royal Navy as well as elements from the Dutch, Polish and other Allied navies.

Seulles (Q1130130)
item type: river
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Seulles (French pronunciation: ​[sœl]) is a river in Normandy, France. Its tributaries include the Mue. It is 71.7 km (44.6 mi) long.

Sword Beach (Q1138519)
item type: code name
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Sword, commonly known as Sword Beach, was the code name given to one of the five main landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase, Operation Neptune, of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France that commenced on 6 June 1944. Stretching 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Ouistreham to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, the beach proved to be the easternmost landing site of the invasion after the abortion of an attack on a sixth beach, code-named Band. Taking Sword was to be the responsibility of the British Army with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided by the British Royal Navy as well as elements from the Polish, Norwegian and other Allied navies.

Réserve naturelle nationale de la falaise du Cap Romain (Q3457498)
item type: protected area / réserve naturelle nationale
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

La réserve naturelle nationale de la falaise du Cap-Romain (RNN69) est une réserve naturelle nationale géologique située en Normandie. Classée en 1984, elle protège un site de 24 hectares formé d'une falaise littorale comprenant des fossiles d'éponges.

website: http://www.apgn.fr

Ay (Q792669)
item type: coastal river
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

L'Ay est un fleuve côtier du Cotentin sis dans le département de la Manche, en région Normandie et qui se jette dans la Manche.

phare du Ronquet (Q17636592)
item type: lighthouse
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le phare du Ronquet ou la tourelle du Ronquet est un feu de balisage de la Manche situé au large de la pointe d'Agon-Coutainville.

Ramparts of Mont Saint-Michel (Q3078509)
item type: urban defence
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Les fortifications du Mont-Saint-Michel correspondent à l'enceinte urbaine ceinturant l’ilot du Mont Saint-Michel dans le département de la Manche, en région Normandie.

Aa River (Q300661)
item type: river
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Aa (French pronunciation: ​[a]; Picard: Abbe) is a river in northern France that is 93 km (58 miles) long. Originating near the village of Bourthes and emptying into the North Sea near Gravelines, the Aa is located near the north-eastern limit of the English Channel. The Aa has been canalized for most of its length and forms much of the border between the regions of Pas-de-Calais and Nord.

HMS Havant (Q1471525)
item type: destroyer
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Havant was an H-class destroyer originally ordered by the Brazilian Navy with the name Javary in the late 1930s, but was bought by the Royal Navy after the beginning of World War II in September 1939. The ship was initially assigned to escort duties in the Western Approaches, but was transferred to the Home Fleet when the Norwegian Campaign began in April 1940. She was only peripherally involved in the campaign as she escorted ships carrying troops that occupied Iceland and the Faeroe Islands as well as convoys to Narvik. Havant was evacuating troops from Dunkirk when she was badly damaged by Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers on 1 June and had to be scuttled.

Canal de Bergues (Q1881362)
item type: canal
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Canal de Bergues is one of the oldest canals in Flanders, its course being shown on a map dating from the 9th century, connecting Bergues to the port of Dunkerque, in northern France. The town itself, heavily fortified by Vauban in the late 17th century, is the main attraction for boats, which moor in a dramatic location just outside the fortified walls. Commercial traffic ceased in the 1970s. The site acquired worldwide fame in 2008 as the location for the cult film Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis. The local Ch'ti dialect and out-of-tune belfry chimes contributed to making the town a destination for tourists. The canal formerly connected with the Canal de la Basse-Colme heading west to Veurne via the Bergenvaart, and the Canal de la Haute-Colme west to the Canal Dunkerque-Escaut at Lynck. Restoration of these canals would greatly increase the tourism potential of Bergues, but there is opposition from the authority managing the local drainage canals. Bergues remains a there-and-back excursion for visiting boats.

German torpedo boat Wolf (Q2588561)
item type: torpedo boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Wolf was the second of six Type 24 torpedo boats built for the German Navy (initially called the Reichsmarine and then renamed as the Kriegsmarine in 1935) during the 1920s. The boat made multiple non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. During World War II, she played a minor role in the occupation of Bergen during the Norwegian Campaign of April 1940. Wolf escorted minelayers once as they laid minefields in late April before beginning a refit that lasted until August. She was transferred to France around September and conducted offensive patrols in the English Channel as well as laying minefields herself. The ship struck a mine and was sunk returning from one such mission in January 1941.

SS Clan Macalister (Q104790994)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SS Clan Macalister was a Clan Line heavy-lift cargo liner. She was launched in 1930 in Scotland and sunk by enemy aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 with the loss of 18 of her crew. She was the largest ship to take part in the Dunkirk evacuation.

HMS Crested Eagle (Q62128758)
item type: shipwreck / paddle steamer
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Crested Eagle was a paddle steamer sunk in the Dunkirk evacuation. The ship was built by J. Samuel White in 1925 for the General Steam Navigation Company, and was requisitioned by the Admiralty during the World War II for anti-aircraft duties as part of the Thames Special Service Flotilla.

November 2021 English Channel disaster (Q109717689)
item type: disaster
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

On 24 November 2021, an inflatable dinghy carrying migrants from France to the United Kingdom capsized in the English Channel causing the deaths of 27 of the 30 people on board. It is believed to be the deadliest incident in the English Channel since the International Organization for Migration began collecting data in 2014.

PS Duchess of Montrose (Q7120826)
item type: paddle steamer / steamship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

PS Duchess of Montrose was a paddle steamer launched in 1902 and operated by the Caledonian Steam Packet Company as a River Clyde excursion steamer. She saw active service during the First World War after being requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted into a minesweeper. She was lost near Dunkirk on 18 March 1917 after striking a mine.

Raid on Dunkirk (Q7283740)
item type: naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Raid on Dunkirk of 7 July 1800 was an attack by a British Royal Navy force on the well-defended French anchorage of Dunkirk in the English Channel during the French Revolutionary Wars. French naval forces had been blockaded in their harbours during the conflict, and often the only method of attacking them was through fireships or "cutting-out" expeditions, in which boats would carry boarding parties into the harbour at night, seize ships at anchor and bring them out. The attack on Dunkirk was a combination of both of these types of operation, aimed at a powerful French frigate squadron at anchor in Dunkirk harbour. The assault made use of a variety of experimental weaponry, some of which was tested in combat for the first time with mixed success.

Foudroyant (Q5502118)
item type: destroyer
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The French destroyer Foudroyant was one of 14 L'Adroit-class destroyers built for the French Navy during the 1920s.

1921 SNETA Farman Goliath ditching (Q21012123)
item type: aviation accident / plane crash
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The 1921 SNETA Farman Goliath ditching occurred on 26 August 1921 when a Farman F.60 Goliath of Syndicat National d'Étude des Transports Aériens ditched in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium. The aircraft was operating a mail flight from Croydon Airport, United Kingdom to Brussels-Evere Airport, Belgium. The aircraft was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.

SM U-108 (Q430716)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM U-108 was a submarine in the Imperial German Navy in World War I, taking part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.

2008 Channel Tunnel fire (Q4610744)
item type: tunnel fire
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

On 11 September 2008, a France-bound Eurotunnel Shuttle train carrying heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and their drivers caught fire while travelling through the Channel Tunnel. The fire lasted for sixteen hours and reached temperatures of up to 1,000 °C (1,830 °F).

Battle of Dover Strait (Q766015)
item type: naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Battle of Dover Strait that occurred on 26–27 October 1916 was a naval battle of the First World War between Great Britain and the German Empire. Two and a half flotillas of German torpedo boats from the Flanders Flotilla launched a raid into the Dover Strait in an attempt to disrupt the Dover Barrage and destroy whatever Allied shipping could be found in the strait.

Dover Barrage (Q20981520)
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Dover Barrage was an underwater blockade by England of German submarines attempting to use the English Channel during World War I. The barrage consisted of explosive mines and indicator nets. A similar barrage was used in World War II.

SM UB-38 (Q7391646)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UB-38 was a German Type UB II submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I.

SM U-109 (Q7391519)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM U-109 was a Type U 93 submarine of the Imperial German Navy in World War I, taking part in the First Battle of the Atlantic. The building contract was confirmed 5 May 1916, and was awarded to Germaniawerft, Kiel. A Type 93 boat, she was launched 25 September 1917 and commissioned 7 November. She was under the command of Otto Ney. On 28 January 1918, she was sunk in the English Channel, possibly by a mine, while diving to avoid ships from the Dover Patrol (particularly drifter H.M. Beryl III). She sank no ships.

SM UB-35 (Q7391643)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UB-35 was a German Type UB II submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 22 July 1915 and launched on 28 December 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 22 June 1916 as SM UB-35.

SM UC-26 (Q7391698)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UC-26 was a German Type UC II minelaying submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 29 August 1915 and was launched on 22 June 1916. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 18 July 1916 as SM UC-26. In nine patrols UC-26 was credited with sinking 39 ships, either by torpedo or by mines laid. UC-26 was rammed and sunk by HMS Milne off Calais on 8 May 1917.

Channel Dash (Q859612)
item type: military operation
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Channel Dash (German: Unternehmen Zerberus, Operation Cerberus) was a German naval operation during the Second World War. A Kriegsmarine (German Navy) squadron comprising the two Scharnhorst-class battleships, the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen and their escorts was evacuated from Brest in Brittany to German ports. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau had arrived in Brest on 22 March 1941 after the success of Operation Berlin in the Atlantic. More raids were planned and the ships were refitted at Brest. The ships were a threat to Allied trans-Atlantic convoys and RAF Bomber Command attacked them from 30 March 1941. Gneisenau was hit on 6 April 1941 and Scharnhorst on 24 July 1941, after dispersal to La Pallice. In late 1941, Adolf Hitler ordered the Oberkommando der Marine (OKM; German Navy High Command) to plan an operation to return the ships to German bases against a British invasion of Norway. The short route up the English Channel was preferred to a detour around the British Isles for surprise and air cover by the Luftwaffe and on 12 January 1942, Hitler gave orders for the operation.

TSS The Queen (Q7671728)
item type: steamship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Queen was an English Channel passenger ferry that was built in 1903 and sunk in 1916. She was the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR)'s first steam turbine ship.

SM UC-61 (Q7391734)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UC-61 was a German Type UC II minelaying submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 12 January 1916, laid down on 3 April 1916, and was launched on 11 November 1916. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 13 December 1916 as SM UC-61. In five patrols UC-61 was credited with sinking 12 ships, either by torpedo or by mines laid. UC-61 was stranded north of Boulogne on 26 July 1917. The U-boat's crew flooded and scuttled their ship before surrendering to French authorities. The wreckage silted up but in some years becomes visible at low tide offshore in Wissant. As of 24 January 2019, the submarine had been partially visible since December 2018, and some locals were hopeful that due to shifting winds and tides, the submarine would be visible more often.

SM UB-109 (Q15274069)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UB-109 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 31 December 1917 as SM UB-109.

SM UB-103 (Q15274068)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UB-103 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned on 18 December 1917 as SM UB-103.

HMS Hermes (Q1322574)
item type: protected cruiser
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Hermes was a Highflyer-class protected cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the 1890s. She spent much of her early career as flagship for various foreign stations before returning home in 1913 to be assigned to the reserve Third Fleet. The ship was modified later that year as the first experimental seaplane carrier in the Royal Navy. In that year's annual fleet manoeuvers, she was used to evaluate how aircraft could cooperate with the fleet and if aircraft could be operated successfully at sea for an extended time. The trials were a success and Hermes was paid off in December at their conclusion. She was recommissioned at the beginning of World War I in August 1914 for service as an aircraft ferry and depot ship for the Royal Naval Air Service. She was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in the Straits of Dover that October, with the loss of 21 lives.

1996 Channel Tunnel fire (Q4591277)
item type: tunnel fire
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Channel Tunnel fire of 18 November 1996 occurred on a train carrying Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and their drivers through the Channel Tunnel from France to the United Kingdom (UK). The fire was seen on the train as it entered the tunnel and, in line with the policy at the time, an attempt was made to drive to the UK where the fire would be dealt with. However, after an indication of a serious problem with the train, the driver stopped at 21:58 CET, 19 kilometres (12 mi) into the tunnel. The locomotive and passenger coach were rapidly enveloped in thick smoke, and the locomotive lost power. Reconfiguration of the tunnel ventilation systems was delayed, but by 22:30 all passengers and crew were safe, in the service tunnel, with minor injuries.

Faro del Dique Oeste (Calais) (Q5856559)
item type: lighthouse
Summary from Español / Spanish Wikipedia (eswiki)

El Faro del Dique Oeste, (en francés: Feu de la jetée de l'Ouest), es un faro situado en la localidad de Calais, departamento de Paso de Calais, Francia. Está situado en el extremo de uno de los diques del puerto de Calais.

Admiralty number: A1148

Chacal-class destroyer (Q1058339)
item type: ship class
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Chacal-class destroyer, sometimes known as the Jaguar class, were a group of six large destroyers (contre-torpilleurs) built for the French Navy during the 1920s. Their primary role was scouting for the battleline. All were named for predators: Chacal means jackal, and the other five were named for big cats.

German torpedo boat Iltis (Q1659257)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Iltis was the lead ship of her class of six torpedo boats built for the German Navy (initially called the Reichsmarine and then renamed as the Kriegsmarine in 1935) during the 1920s. The boat made multiple non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. During World War II, she did not participate in the Norwegian Campaign of 1940 as she was under repair after having accidentally rammed and sunk a U-boat. Iltis spent the next couple of years escorting minelayers as they laid minefields and laying minefields herself. She also spent the latter half of 1941 escorting convoys through the Skaggerak. The boat returned to France in 1942 and was one of the escorts for the capital ships sailing from France to Germany through the English Channel in the Channel Dash. Iltis then helped to escort one commerce raider through the Channel and was sunk by British forces while escorting another blockade runner in May.

Amphitrite (Q2141987)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Amphitrite was built at Appledore, Torridge, (equally Bideford), and launched in 1802. Under various owners and masters she traded across the North Atlantic and to the Baltic. She wrecked in 1833 with heavy loss of life while transporting female convicts to New South Wales.

MV Nyon (Q6719875)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Nyon was a 5,364 GRT cargo ship that was built in 1952. She ran aground in 1958, and was cut in two in order to salvage her. The stern section was salvaged and a new bow section built and fitted in 1959. She served until 1962 when she was involved in a collision with another ship and sank.

German torpedo boat Seeadler (Q18785826)
item type: torpedo boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Seeadler was the second of six Type 23 torpedo boats built for the German Navy (initially called the Reichsmarine and then renamed as the Kriegsmarine in 1935). The boat made multiple non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. During World War II, she played a minor role in the Battle of Kristiansand during the Norwegian Campaign of 1940. Seeadler spent the next couple of years escorting minelayers as they laid minefields and laying minefields herself. She also spent the latter half of 1941 escorting convoys through the Skaggerak. The boat returned to France in 1942 and was one of the escorts for the capital ships sailing from France to Germany through the English Channel in the Channel Dash. Seeadler then helped to escort one commerce raider through the Channel and was sunk by British forces while escorting another blockade runner in May.

Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer (Q3398462)
item type: port
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le port de Boulogne-sur-Mer est un port maritime situé sur la façade ouest de la région Hauts-de-France, au bord du pas de Calais, le détroit le plus fréquenté du monde par le trafic maritime international. C'est le premier port de pêche français avec une flottille diversifiée de près de 150 bateaux. Il fut également un important port de liaison avec l'Angleterre jusqu'à la fin du XXe siècle.

M 134 (Q1882139)
item type: steamboat
Summary from Deutsch / German Wikipedia (dewiki)

M 134 war ein Minensuchboot des Typs Minensuchboot 1916, das unter verschiedenen Namen – M 134, Frauenlob, M 534, Jungingen – und in verschiedenen Funktionen bis zu seiner Versenkung 1943 in der deutschen Reichsmarine und Kriegsmarine diente.

Phare Carnot de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Q2388164)
item type: lighthouse
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le phare de Boulogne-sur-Mer, dans le Pas-de-Calais, est un phare classé « phare en mer » (le seul de la région) se trouvant en bout de la jetée Carnot sur des anciennes fortifications. La tour cylindrique est en maçonnerie lisse blanche, et verte en son sommet.

plage du Touquet-Paris-Plage (Q3390879)
item type: beach
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

La plage du Touquet-Paris-Plage est la plage du Touquet-Paris-Plage, commune française située dans le département du Pas-de-Calais en région Hauts-de-France.

Canal de la Somme (Q765295)
item type: canal
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Canal de la Somme is a canal in northern France. Its total length is 156.4 km with 25 locks, from the English Channel at Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme to the Canal de Saint-Quentin at Saint-Simon.

Authie (Q784623)
item type: river
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Authie (French pronunciation: [o.ti] (listen); Picard: Eutie; (West Flemish: Otie)) is a river in northern France whose 108-kilometre (67 mi) course crosses the departement of the Pas-de-Calais and the Somme. Its source is near the village of Coigneux. It flows through the towns of Doullens, Auxi-le-Château, Nempont-Saint-Firmin and Nampont, finally flowing out into the Channel near Berck.

River Somme (Q37646)
item type: main stream / coastal river
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Somme (UK: SOM, US: SUM, French: [sɔm] (listen)) is a river in Picardy, northern France.

Battle of Crotoy (1347) (Q104912693)
item type: battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Battle of Crotoy was a naval battle which occurred on 25 June 1347 at the mouth of the Somme off the Le Crotoy, when a French fleet of 40 ships gathered in attempted to relieve Calais, where an English army under the command of King Edward III of England was besieging the French town during the Edwardian phase of the Hundred Years' War.

Abri du Benoît-Champy (Q2821908)
item type: hangar
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

L'abri du Benoît Champy est une remise à bateau située à Cayeux-sur-Mer, en France, qui abrite le canot de sauvetage Benoît-Champy.

parc éolien en mer des Deux-Côtes (Q3364836)
item type: offshore wind farm
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le parc éolien en mer des Deux Côtes était un projet de parc éolien en mer étudié par La compagnie du vent, le premier projet éolien en mer le long du littoral français. Il a été abandonné le .

National Nature Reserve of the Bay of Somme (Q3457392)
item type: protected area / réserve naturelle nationale
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

La réserve naturelle nationale de la baie de Somme (RNN 118) est une réserve naturelle nationale située dans les Hauts-de-France au sein de la baie de Somme. Classée en 1994, elle occupe une surface de 3 421 hectares et protège des milieux littoraux (vasières et prés salés). Elle inclut le Parc du Marquenterre et fait partie depuis 2012 du Parc naturel marin des Trois Estuaires.

website: http://www.baiedesomme.org/html/fr/baie-interactive/index.htm

Dernbach (Q42131794)
item type: watercourse
Summary from Deutsch / German Wikipedia (dewiki)

Der Dernbach ist der etwa 1,5 km lange, rechte und südöstliche Quellbach des Bleidenbachs und wird zuweilen auch als dessen Zufluss angesehen. Er fließt auf dem Gebiet der Gemeinde Weilmünster im hessischen Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg.

Port of La Madelon (Q3398609)
item type: marina
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le port de la Madelon est un port de plaisance situé sur l’Authie, à proximité de son embouchure au fond de la baie d'Authie ; l’emplacement du port, au lieu-dit « La Madelon », se partage entre les communes de Waben et Groffliers, dans le département du Pas-de-Calais.

Parc du Marquenterre (Q2051974)
item type: protected area
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le parc du Marquenterre est un parc ornithologique situé en bordure nord de la baie de Somme, dans le département de la Somme, en région des Hauts-de-France. Il est d'ailleurs inclus dans la réserve naturelle nationale de la baie de Somme.

website: http://www.marquenterrenature.fr/

Caudron School of Aviation (Q16507834)
item type: flight school / academic institution
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

L' École de pilotage Caudron au Crotoy est une école de formation de pilotes professionnels civils, fondée en 1910 par les deux frères Caudron : Gaston ( - ) et René ( - ), originaires de la Somme. Elle est doublée d'une école de pilotes militaires à partir de 1913. C'est aussi un ancien aérodrome avant la Première Guerre mondiale et avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

HMHS Lanfranc (Q1631937)
item type: hospital ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMHS Lanfranc was a Booth Line passenger steamship that was built in Scotland in 1907 and operated scheduled services between Liverpool and Brazil until 1914. In the First World War she was a hospital ship until a U-boat sank her in the English Channel in 1917.

HMAT Warilda (Q976897)
item type: hospital ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMAT Warilda (His Majesty's Australian Transport) was a 7713-ton vessel, built by William Beardmore and Company in Glasgow as the SS Warilda for the Adelaide Steamship Company. She was designed for the East-West Australian coastal service, but following the start of the First World War, she was converted into a troopship and later, in 1916, she was converted into a hospital ship.

HMS Hotham (Q11713262)
item type: shipwreck / destroyer escort
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Hotham (K583) was a Captain-class frigate of the Buckley class of destroyer escort, originally intended for the United States Navy. Before she was finished in 1944, she was transferred to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease, and was in commission from 1944 to 1956, including service during World War II.

HMS Blackwood (Q1564407)
item type: shipwreck / destroyer escort
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Blackwood was a Captain-class frigate of the Evarts-class of destroyer escort, originally commissioned to be built for the U.S. Navy. Before she was finished in 1942, she was transferred to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease, and saw service during the Second World War.

Bresle (Q661525)
item type: river
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Bresle (French pronunciation: ​[bʁɛl]; Picard: Brèle) is a river in the northwest of France that flows into the English Channel at Le Tréport. It crosses the departements of Oise, Somme and Seine-Maritime. It is 68.1 km (42.3 mi) long.

HMS Vesper (Q11713952)
item type: destroyer
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Vesper was a V-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in World War I and World War II.

Le Tréport lighthouse (Q533960)
item type: lighthouse
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le phare du Tréport est un phare situé en Seine-Maritime. Il est cylindrique, composé d'une tour blanche et verte et se situe en bout de la jetée-ouest de la ville du Tréport. Il marque l'entrée du port.

Admiralty number: A1222

Les Petites Dalles (Q3234549)
item type: hamlet
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Les Petites Dalles (English: The Small Slabs) is a hamlet on the English Channel coast in the department of Seine-Maritime, in the Normandy region of France. The hamlet is in the communes of Sassetot-le-Mauconduit and Saint-Martin-aux-Buneaux, Seine-Maritime.

HMS Berkeley (Q18762682)
item type: destroyer
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Berkeley was a Type I Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was a member of the first subgroup of the Hunt class and saw service in World War II before being bombed at Dieppe and then scuttled by HMS Albrighton.

SS Train Ferry No. 2 (Q21540240)
item type: train ferry / steamship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

TSS Train Ferry No. 2 was a freight vessel built for the British Army War Office in 1917.

parc éolien de la Côte d'Albâtre (Q3364826)
item type: project / offshore wind farm
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le projet du parc éolien de la Côte d'Albâtre est le premier projet français d'implantation d'éoliennes en mer.

Lighthouse of Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Q3378361)
item type: lighthouse
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le phare de Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Seine-Maritime, France) est une tour cylindrique blanche avec une lanterne verte sur galerie située au bout de la jetée-Ouest. Il a été construit en 1882 puis modifié en 1914.

Admiralty number: A1238

50th parallel north (Q1209320)
item type: circle of latitude
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The 50th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 50 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

SM U-86 (Q820347)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM U-86 was a Type U 81 submarine manufactured in the Germaniawerft, Kiel shipyard for the German Empire during World War I.

Marvelous Sandbox (Q4115189)
item type: IUCN Red List / list / Wikidata internal entity / Stadtteil von Leipzig
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

This page exists for the sole reason for tests and demos regarding language links and data on the Wikidata Sandbox.

Street address: Grand Château 28 Avenue de Valrose 06103 Nice CEDEX 2 (from Wikidata)

website: http://example.com/, https://longdogechallenge.com/, https://example.com/bar, https://example.com/firefox, https://wikidata.org, https://www.nike.com/de/?cp=94701141471_search_1658899195401100024&mfadid=adm, http://www.diocesilanciano.it

phare de Fécamp (Q3378221)
item type: lighthouse
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

L'ancien phare de Fécamp se situe à l'extrémité de la jetée nord, dite pointe Fagnet, de l'entrée du port de Fécamp, à 40 km environ au nord du Havre en Seine-Maritime, sur le littoral du pays de Caux. Il a été éteint le .

German submarine U-741 (Q836706)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

German submarine U-741 was a Type VIIC U-boat built by F Schichau GmbH of Danzig and commissioned on 10 April 1943.

German submarine U-390 (Q3303277)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

German submarine U-390 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

SM U-152 (Q2207265)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM U-152 was a German Type U 151 submarine of the Imperial German Navy during World War I.

SS Leopoldville (Q923329)
item type: ocean liner
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SS Léopoldville was a 11,509 GRT passenger liner of the Compagnie Belge Maritime du Congo. She was converted for use as a troopship in the Second World War, and on December 24, 1944, while sailing between Southampton and Cherbourg, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-486. As a result, about 763 US soldiers and 56 of the ship's crew died.

French submarine Prométhée (Q3407452)
item type: submarine
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Prométhée (Q153) was a Redoutable-class submarine of the French Navy, launched in 1930 at Cherbourg. On 7 July 1932, while sailing on the surface during sea trials, she suddenly sank off Cape Lévi, Manche. 62 of her 69 crew were lost with her, causing an outpouring of grief in France. The wreck was located the following day, but attempts to rescue any survivors and refloat the vessel were in vain. Survivors' statements indicated that the sinking was likely due to a sudden opening of the diving purges.

SM UB-37 (Q11706141)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UB-37 was a German Type UB II submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 22 July 1915 and launched on 28 December 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 17 June 1916 as SM UB-37.

Komet (Q64059)
item type: cargo ship / armed merchantman / merchant raider
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Komet (German for comet) (HSK-7) was an auxiliary cruiser of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the Second World War, intended for service as a commerce raider. Known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 45, to the Royal Navy she was named Raider B.

SS Empire Javelin (Q7393654)
item type: Landing ship, infantry / steamship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SS Empire Javelin was an Infantry Landing Ship or "LSI (Large)" in service with the UK in the latter part of the Second World War. Launched on 25 October 1943, she was a United States Maritime Commission C1-S-AY1 subtype, one of thirteen similar ships built by Consolidated Steel Corporation.

SM UB-78 (Q15274095)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UB-78 was a German Type UB III submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 20 October 1917 as SM UB-78. Mined off Dover on 19 April 1918 all 35 crew lost.

Battle of Cherbourg (Q2364944)
item type: naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Battle of Cherbourg, or sometimes the Battle off Cherbourg or the Sinking of CSS Alabama, was a single-ship action fought during the American Civil War between a United States Navy warship, USS Kearsarge, and a Confederate States Navy warship, CSS Alabama, on June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.

CSS Alabama (Q597443)
item type: three-masted schooner
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

CSS Alabama was a screw sloop-of-war built in 1862 for the Confederate States Navy at Birkenhead on the River Mersey opposite Liverpool, England by John Laird Sons and Company. Alabama served as a successful commerce raider, attacking Union merchant and naval ships over the course of her two-year career, during which she never docked at a Southern port. She was sunk in June 1864 by USS Kearsarge at the Battle of Cherbourg outside the port of Cherbourg, France.

Operation Donnerkeil (Q3883953)
item type: conflict
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Unternehmen Donnerkeil (Operation Thunderbolt) was the codename for a German military operation of the Second World War. Donnerkeil was designed as an air superiority operation to support the Kriegsmarine's (German Navy) Operation Cerberus, also known as the Channel Dash.

French submarine Vendémiaire (Q2512792)
item type: submarine
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Vendémiaire was a Pluviôse-class submarine built for the French Navy (Marine Nationale) in the late 1900s. She was sunk with all hands when she was rammed by the pre-dreadnought battleship Saint Louis on 8 June 1912 while on maneuvers off the Casquets in the English Channel.

HMS Capel (Q5631776)
item type: destroyer escort
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Capel was a Captain-class frigate, built in the United States as a Evarts-class destroyer escort, and transferred to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease, which served in World War II.

MV Alam Pintar and FV Etoile des Ondes collision (Q16954375)
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The MV Alam Pintar and FV Etoile des Ondes collision took place in the English Channel in 2009 and involved the Singapore bulk carrier Alam Pintar and the UK fishing vessel Etoile des Ondes. The fishing vessel sank and, although three of its four crew were rescued, one member, Chris Wadsworth, was never found. The bulk carrier continued on its passage although its crew knew of the collision and later made attempts to hide the fact of their knowledge. Three other vessels nearby did not respond to Etoiles' distress calls, even though these were also broadcast by the coastguards. The rescue was eventually carried out by the ferry MV Norman Voyager. The UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) carried out a full investigation of the incident and issued a damning report. Safety recommendations were made but under maritime law national governments have no authority over foreign-flagged vessels more than 12 nautical miles (22 km) from their coasts. No country attempted any criminal prosecutions.

Pangani (Q1723924)
item type: shipwreck / four-masted barque
Summary from Deutsch / German Wikipedia (dewiki)

Die Pangani war eine Viermastbark der deutschen Reederei F. Laeisz (Hamburg) und gehörte zu den bekannten Schiffen der Reederei, den sogenannten Flying P-Linern.

MV British Diplomat (Q6719313)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

British Diplomat was a 6,498 GRT tanker that was built in 1926 by J Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom for the British Tanker Co Ltd. Relegated to use as a depot ship in Algeria by the time the Second World War stated, she was returned to the United Kingdom and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) in 1940, renamed Empire Diplomat. War service was spent in home waters. She served until 1946 when she was scrapped.

2019 English Channel Piper PA-46 crash (Q60846211)
item type: aviation accident
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

A Piper PA-46 Malibu light aircraft transporting Argentine football player Emiliano Sala crashed in the English Channel off Alderney in the Channel Islands on 21 January 2019. It had been travelling from Nantes, France, to Cardiff, Wales.

This item might be defunct. The English Wikipedia article is in these categories: Formerly missing people
HNoMS Svenner (Q3381131)
item type: destroyer / shipwreck
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HNoMS Svenner was a Royal Norwegian Navy destroyer during the Second World War. She was built for the Royal Navy as the S-class destroyer HMS Shark but on completion was lent to the Norwegian Armed Forces in exile. Svenner was sunk off Sword, one of the Allied landing zones in Normandy, at dawn on 6 June 1944 while supporting the British Army Normandy landings.

SS Galeka (Q1389657)
item type: ocean liner / shipwreck
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SS Galeka was a steam ship built in 1899 for the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company by Harland and Wolff. She was launched on 21 October 1899 and completed on 23 December 1899. Later she was requisitioned for use as a British troop transport and then a hospital ship during the First World War. On 28 October 1916 she struck a mine laid by the German U-boat UC-26.

HMHS Salta (Q1564195)
item type: hospital ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMHS Salta (His Majesty's Hospital Ship) was a steam ship originally built for Société Générale de Transport Maritime Steam, but requisitioned for use as a British hospital ship during the First World War. On 10 April 1917 she hit a mine laid by the German U-boat UC-26.

HMS Pylades (Q5633930)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Pylades was a Catherine-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy.

USS Miantonomah (Q7871777)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS Miantonomah (CM-10/CMc-5) was built as SS Quaker by Pusey & Jones Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware in 1938 as a commercial coastwise ship operating as a fast inland water passenger and freight carrier. Quaker was acquired by the Navy in May 1941 for conversion to a coastal minelayer. Miantonomah operated off the east coast of the United States, Africa and the Mediterranean and took part in the invasion of Europe in 1944. The ship was sunk by a mine 25 September 1944.

SM UB-26 (Q7391634)
item type: U-boat
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

SM UB-26 was a German Type UB II submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat was ordered on 30 April 1915 and launched on 14 December 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 27 December 1915 as SM UB-26. UB-26 was trapped in anti-submarine nets trailed by the French destroyer Trombe and was scuttled in Le Havre harbour on 5 April 1916. She was raised by the French on 30 August 1917 and served as Roland Morillot.

Raid on Le Havre (Q7283750)
item type: naval battle
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Raid on Le Havre was a two-day naval bombardment of the French port of Le Havre early in July 1759 by Royal Navy forces under Rear-Admiral George Rodney during the Seven Years' War, which succeeded in its aim of destroying many of the invasion barges being gathered there for the planned French invasion of Great Britain.

Cap de la Hève (Q2937145)
item type: cape
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

Le cap de la Hève est un cap de la falaise du Pays de Caux, situé au nord de la ville du Havre.

Réserve naturelle nationale de l'estuaire de la Seine (Q3457382)
item type: protected area / réserve naturelle nationale
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

La réserve naturelle nationale de l'Estuaire de la Seine (RNN137) est une réserve naturelle nationale située en région Normandie. Classée en 1997, elle occupe une surface de 8 528 hectares et protège les espaces naturels de l'estuaire aval de la Seine (slikke, schorre, roselière, prairies humides saumâtres et douces…).

website: http://www.maisondelestuaire.net

Cap Vilano (Q15108598)
item type: steamboat
Summary from Deutsch / German Wikipedia (dewiki)

Die Cap Vilano wurde 1906 als Linien-Passagierschiff für die Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft (HSDG) gebaut und war das erste von vieren eines Schiffstypes für den seit 1901 gemeinsamen Liniendienst mit der Hapag nach Südamerika. Beide Reedereien setzten je zwei Schiffe dieses Typs ein.

îlot du Ratier (Q86666992)
item type: island
Summary from Français / French Wikipedia (frwiki)

L'île ou îlot du Ratier, appelée aussi « île aux oiseaux », est une île artificielle française créée en 2005 au large de Honfleur, en Normandie, sur le banc du Ratier. Son érection à l'entrée de l'estuaire de la Seine contribue à la sauvegarde de la deuxième plus importante réserve ornithologique du territoire métropolitain après la Camargue.

Beach of Le Tilleul (Q98163326)
item type: beach
Summary from Deutsch / German Wikipedia (dewiki)

Der Plage du Tilleul, auch als Plage d Antifer bezeichnet, ist ein Strand an der Alabasterküste in der Normandie in Frankreich.

HMS Dragon (Q187781)
item type: light cruiser
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Dragon, also known in Polish service as ORP Dragon (Polish: dragoon), was a D- or Danae-class cruiser built for the Royal Navy. She was launched in Glasgow, in December 1917, and scuttled in July 1944 off the Normandy beaches as part of the Arromanches Breakwater.

Omaha Beach (Q464257)
item type: beach / code name
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Omaha, commonly known as Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. "Omaha" refers to an 8-kilometer (5 mi) section of the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel, from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the Douve River estuary. Landings here were necessary to link the British landings to the east at Gold with the American landing to the west at Utah, thus providing a continuous lodgement on the Normandy coast of the Bay of the Seine. Taking Omaha was to be the responsibility of United States Army troops, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided predominantly by the United States Navy and Coast Guard, with contributions from the British, Canadian and Free French navies.

German torpedo boat Greif (Q2703341)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Greif was the third of six Type 23 torpedo boats built for the German Navy (initially called the Reichsmarine and then renamed as the Kriegsmarine in 1935). The boat made multiple non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. During World War II, she played a minor role in the Norwegian Campaign of 1940 by transporting troops that captured Arendal. Greif spent the next couple of years escorting minelayers as they laid minefields and laying minefields herself. She also spent the latter half of 1941 escorting convoys through the Skagerrak. The boat had a lengthy refit that lasted all of 1942 and then spent March–April 1943 escorting ships in Norwegian waters before returning to France. While deployed there Greif laid numerous minefields and escorted U-boats through the Bay of Biscay. The boat was sunk by Allied aircraft in May 1944.

HMS Lawford (Q5633079)
item type: destroyer escort
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Lawford (K514) was a Royal Navy converted Captain class frigate (pennant DE-516), built in the US in 1944. She was converted into an HQ ship for the Normandy landings. On 8 June 1944, whilst operating off Juno Beach, she was hit by enemy fire during an air attack and sunk. Thirty-seven of her crew died. The Royal Navy's damage summary report states that the ship was hit by an "aerial torpedo", which has been taken to mean a torpedo dropped from an aircraft. However, a survey of the ship undertaken as part of the Channel 4 TV series "Wreck Detectives" found evidence that the vessel was broken up and sunk by an internal explosion, indicating a hit from one or more bombs or from an early guided missile such as an Hs-293 or (less likely) a Fritz X.

HMS Isis (Q1564931)
item type: destroyer
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

HMS Isis was one of nine I-class destroyers built for the Royal Navy during the 1930s.

SS Empire Broadsword (Q7393581)
item type: steamship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

Empire Broadsword was a Type C1-S-AY-1 infantry landing ship built in 1943 as Cape Marshall. She was renamed Empire Broadsword before completion and entering into service for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). She had a short career, entering service in December 1943 and being sunk by a mine in July 1944.

USS Susan B. Anthony (Q7874497)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS Susan B. Anthony (AP-72) was a turbo-electric ocean liner, Santa Clara, of the Grace Steamship Company that was built in 1930. Santa Clara was turned over to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) on 28 February 1942 and operated by Grace Lines as agent for WSA as a troop ship making voyages to the South Pacific. The ship was chartered to the Navy on 7 August 1942 for operation as a United States Navy transport ship. The ship was sunk 7 June 1944 off Normandy by a mine while cruising through a swept channel with all 2,689 people aboard being saved.

Type V ship (Q29098321)
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

The Type V ship is a United States Maritime Commission (MARCOM) designation for World War II tugboats. Type V was used in World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Type V ships were used to move ships and barges. Type V tugboats were made of either steel or wood hulls. There were four types of tugboats ordered for World War II. The largest type V design was the sea worthy 186-foot (57 m) long steel hull, V4-M-A1. The V4-M-A1 design was used by a number of manufacturers; a total of 49 were built. A smaller steel hull tugboat was the 94-foot (29 m) V2-ME-A1; 26 were built. The largest wooden hull was the 148-foot (45 m) V3-S-AH2, of which 14 were built. The smaller wooden hull was the 58-foot (18 m) V2-M-AL1, which 35 were built. Most V2-M-AL1 tugboats were sent to England for the war efforts under the lend-lease act. The Type V tugs served across the globe during World War II including: Pacific War, European theatre and in the United States. SS Farallon and other Type V tugs were used to help built Normandy ports, including Mulberry harbour, on D-Day, June 6, 1944 and made nine round trips to Normandy to deliver Phoenix breakwaters.

USS Partridge (Q7872673)
item type: ship
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS LST-314 (Q10386482)
item type: Landing Ship, Tank
Summary from English Wikipedia (enwiki)

USS LST-314 was a LST-1-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy during World War II.