Evacuation of Tallinn (1941)

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Naval evacuation of Tallinn 1941


caption=
partof=the World War IIContinuation War
date=August 27 to August 31, 1944
place= Gulf of Finland
result=German Finnish Victory
combatant1=flag|Finland flag|Nazi Germany
combatant2=flag|Soviet Union|1923
commander1=
commander2=Tirbuts
strength1= |strength2=

The Soviet evacuation of Tallinn in August 1941 was a Naval operation which consisted of 165 ship, and evacuated 28,000 passengers and 66,000 ton of equipment. The units of the Baltic Fleet and Baltic civilian maritime transportation suffered heavy losses outside Capes Juminda and Purekkari (59O 40' - 25O 30') due mines and German and Finnish air and torpedo attacks. [ [http://users.tkk.fi/~jaromaa/Navygallery/Mines/mines.htm Finnish Navy in WW II - Mine warfare ] ] [ [http://users.tkk.fi/~jaromaa/Navygallery/Background/Wartime/Tallinn-evac.htm Finnish navy in Continuation War, year 1941 ] ] [ [http://www.feldgrau.com/baltsea.html Naval War in the Baltic Sea 1941-1945 ] ]

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