REFERENCE DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES
- ADM 234 BATTLE HISTORY SUMMARIES -
Updated 14-Apr-2009

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ADM 234 - Battle Histories
Doc. Reference No. Title Date
ADM 234/317 1 Operations against French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir (Oran) 3-6 July 1940 1942-1945
ADM 234/317 2 Mediterranean operations action off Cape Spada (Crete) 19 July 1940 1942-1945
ADM 234/317 3 Attack on Richlieu at Dakar 8 July 1940 1942-1945
ADM 234/318 3 Naval operations off Dakar July - Sept. 1940 1959
ADM 234/319 4 Naval operations of battle of Crete 20 May to 1 June 1941 1942-1944
ADM 234/320 4 Naval operations of battle of Crete 20 May to 1 June 1941 1960
ADM 234/321 5 Chase and sinking of German battleship Bismarck 23-27 May 1941 1942
ADM 234/322 5 Chase and sinking of German battleship Bismarck 23-27 May 1941 1950
ADM 234/323 6 Bombardment of Bardia 21 June 1940, 17 Aug.1940 and 3 Jan.1941 1942
ADM 234/323 7 Bombardment of Genoa 9 Feb. 1941 1942
ADM 234/323 8 Mediterranean operations: operation M.A.5, 7-15 July 1940; action off Calabria 9 July 1940 1942
ADM 234/325 9 Action off Cape Spartivento 27 Nov. 1940 1943
ADM 234/326 9 Supplement to No.9: Italian account of action off Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov.1940 1947
ADM 234/325 10 Mediterranean operations 4-14 Nov.1940: air attack on Taranto 11 Nov.1940 1943
ADM 234/328 11 Passage of Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen through English Channel 12 Feb. 1942 1943
ADM 234/328 12 Attack on St.Nazaire 28 Mar. 1942 1943
ADM 234/362 12 Attack on St.Nazaire 28 Mar. 1942 1948
ADM 234/324 13 Actions with enemy disguised raiders 1940-1941 1942 - 1945
ADM 234/329 14 Loss of HM ships Prince of Wales and Repulse 10 Dec.1941 1942 - 1944
ADM 234/330 14 Loss of HM ships Prince of Wales and Repulse 10 December 1941 1955
ADM 234/331 15 Naval operations off Ceylon 29 Mar. to 10 Apr. 1942 1943
ADM 234/331 16 Naval operations at capture of Diego Suarez (Operation Ironclad) May 1942 1943
ADM 234/332 17 Conjunct expeditions to Norway Apr.-June 1940 1943 - 1945
ADM 234/333 17 Supplement (1) to No.17: conjunct expeditions to Norway Apr.-June 1940 1947
ADM 234/335 18 Mediterranean convoys, 1941 1944
ADM 234/336 18 Selected convoys Mediterranean 1941-1942 1957 - 1958
ADM 234/337 19 Mediterranean operations 18-23 Apr. 1941; bombardment of Tripoli 21 Apr. 1941 1944 - 1945
ADM 234/318 20 Naval operations off Dakar July - Sept. 1940  
ADM 234/338 21 Naval operation at landings in Southern Solomons 7-10 Aug.1942 1944
ADM 234/339 21 Naval operations in campaign for Guadalcanal Aug.1942 - Feb. 1943 1949 - 1959
ADM 234/340 22 Russian convoys 1942 1944
ADM 234/369 22 Arctic convoys 1941-1945 1954
ADM 234/341 23 Naval operations of campaign for Guadalcanal Aug.1942 - Feb. 1943 1944 - 1945
ADM 234/342 24 Sinking of Scharnhorst, 26 Dec. 1943 1944
ADM 234/343 24 Sinking of Scharnhorst, 26 Dec. 1943 1950 - 1957
ADM 234/344 25 Naval strategy in Pacific Dec. 1941 - Feb. 1943 1945 - 1960
ADM 234/345 27 Naval aircraft attack on Tirpitz (Operation TUNGSTEN) 3 Apr. 1944 1945 - 1948
ADM 234/346 28 Battle of Java Sea 27 Feb. 1942 1945
ADM 234/347 29 Attack on Tirpitz by midget submarines (operation SOURCE) 22 29Sept. 1943 1945
ADM 234/347 29 Attack on Tirpitz by midget submarines (operation SOURCE) 22 Sept. 1943 1948
ADM 234/348 29 Tirpitz: an account of various attacks carried out by British forces: volume 1 - report and appendices 1948
ADM 234/349 29 Tirpitz: an account of various attacks carried out by British forces: volume 1 - report and appendices 1948
ADM 234/350 29 Tirpitz: an account of various attacks carried out by British forces: volume 2 - evidence for detailed accounts of damage 1948
ADM 234/351 30 Naval operations English Channel and Southern North Sea, Sept. 1939 - Apr. 1940. 1945 - 1948
ADM 234/352 31 Cruiser and destroyer action in English Channel 1943-1944 1945 - 1948
ADM 234/336 32 Selected convoys Mediterranean 1941-1942 1957 - 1958
ADM 234/353 32 Malta convoys 1942 1945
ADM 234/354 33 Raid on Dieppe: naval movements 19 August 1942 1946
ADM 234/355 33 Raid on Dieppe: naval operations 19 August 1942 1959
ADM 234/357 34 Naval strategy in Pacific Feb. 1943 to Aug. 1945 1946 - 1948
ADM 234/356 35 Invasion of Sicily (operation HUSKY) 1946 - 1948
ADM 234/364 36 Aegean operations 7 Sept. - 28 Nov. 1943: British occupation and German re-capture of Kos and Leros 1946 - 1950
ADM 234/358 37 Invasion of Italy: landing at Salerno (operation AVALANCHE) 9 Sept. 1943 1946
ADM 234/359 38 Invasion of North Africa (operation TORCH) Nov.1942 - Feb. 1943 1948
ADM 234/366 39 Volume 1 - landings in Normandy (operation NEPTUNE) June 1944 1947 - 1963
ADM 234/367 39 Volume II - landings in Normandy (operation NEPTUNE) June 1944: appendices 1947
ADM 234/365 40 Battle for Leyte Gulf 23-26 Oct. 1944 1947
ADM 234/360 41 Evacuation from Dunkirk (operation DYNAMO) 26 May - 4 June 1940 1949
ADM 234/361 42 Burma: naval operations 1941-1942 1948
ADM 234/371 45 Battles of Coral Sea and Midway 1952
ADM 234/371 46 Battles of Coral Sea and Midway 1952
ADM 234/368 47 Naval operations in assault and capture of Okinawa (operation ICEBERG) Mar.-June 1945 1950
ADM 234/363 49 Campaign in North-West Europe June 1944 - May 1945 1952
ADM 234/370 51 Convoy and anti-submarine warfare reports 1952
ADM 234/334 52 Tobruk run June 1940 - Jan. 1943 1956