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   Ship Info   History   Operations   Technical Data 
07-08.08.1940:   Together with the torpedo boats Falke , Kondor, Jaguar, T2 and T8 , the T7 escorts the mine layers Cobra , Roland and Brumer while laying the mine field SW1. The mine layers carry over 600 mines. 
09-10.08.1940:   The torpedo boats T2 , T7 and T8 escort the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper near Stavanger.

Together with the destroyers Paul Jakobi  and Karl Galster  and the torpedo boats Falke , Iltis , Jaguar , Kondor and T5 , the T7 escorts the mine layers CorbaRoland and Tanneberg while laying the mine field SW2. The mine layers carry 600 mines.

31.08.-02.09.1940:   Mine laying operation SW3. Together with the destroyers Paul Jakobi, Karl Galster  and Erich Steinbrinck and the torpedo boats Greif , Iltis , Jaguar , T5 , T6 and T8 the T7 escorts the mine layers Corba , Roland and Tannenberg . The mine layers carry about 600 mines. After the operation, the boat sails to Cherbourg.
05-06.09.1940:   The 2. T-Flottilla (T5 -T8 ) excecutes a mine laying operation near Dover.
08-09.09.1940:   The 2. T-Flottilla (T5 -T8 ) excecutes another mine laying operation near Dover.
15-16.09.1940:   The 2. T-Flottilla (T5 -T8 ) excecutes another mine laying operation near Dover, the ships are engaged in a battle with smaller British ships.
20-21.09.1940:   Transferred to Wilhlemshaven, later sent to the Baltic Sea.
27-29.10.1940:   T6 , T7 , T8 and T10 escort the Panzerschiff Admiral Scheer from Brunsbüttel to Bergen. 
06-07.11.1940:   Operation of the 1st and 2nd torpedo boat flotilla with T1 , T4 , T6 , T7 , T8 , T9 and T10 against costal shipping at the British east coast. The operation is cancelled after T6 is sunk after a mine hit near Aberdeen.
28-29.12.1940:   The torpedo boats Falke , Greif , Seeadler , T1 , T7 , T9 , T10 and T12 escort the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during their attempt to break into the North Atlantic. The operation is aborted.
15.08.1941:   T2 , T4 , T5 , T7, T8 , T11 and T12 are attached to newly formed 2nd Torpedo Boat Flotilla.
21-23.09.1941:   The destroyers Z25 , Z26 and Z27 and the torpedo boats T2 , T5 , T7 , T8 and T11 are attached to the Baltic fleet to prevent an escape of Soviet ships into the Baltic Sea.
25-27.09.1941:   Together with the light cruisers Emden and Leipzig , the torpedo boats T7 , T8 and T11 attack costal batteries at Sworbe.
12-13.10.1941:   The torpedo boats T2 , T5 , T7 and T8 escort the light cruiser Köln during the operations at Dagö.
22-24.11.1941:   T4 , T7 and T12 are sent to Cherbourg.
26-30.11.1941:   T4 , T7 and T12 escort the Auxiliary Cruiser Komet to Germany. During a British MTB attack, two boats are set on fire by T7 and T12 .
04-16.12.1941:   T2 , T4 , T7 , T12 and T14 escort the auxiliary cruiser Thor from Wilhelmshaven to Brest.
07-09.04.1942:   Z28 , T7 and K4 escort the passenger ships Scharnhorst and Gneisneau on their way from Cuxhaven to Stavanger.
18-20.04.1942:   Z28 and the torpedo boats T7 and T16 escort the auxiliary ships Kärnten, Dithmarschen  and the tender Tsingtau from Stavangar to Trondheim.
09-10.05.1942:   Z28 , Z30 , T5 and T7 escorrt the heavy crusier Admiral Scheer and the Troßschiff Dithmarschen from Trondheim to Narvik.
24-27.05.1942:   The heavy cruiser Lützow is escorted by Richard Beitzen , Z27 , Z29 and T7 from Trondheim to Narvik.
03-06.07.1942:   Operation Rösselsprung:
In a major operation of the battleship Tirpitz and the heavy cruisers Admiral Scheer , Lützow and Admiral Hipper against the allied convoy PQ17, several destroyers and torpedo boats escort the capital ships: Friedrich Ihn , Hans Lody , Karl Galster , Theodor Riedel , Richard Beitzen , Friedrich Eckoldt , Erich Steinbrinck , Z24 , Z27 , Z28 , Z29 , Z30 , T7 and T15 . The operation is cancelled, but the convoy is heaviely attacked by U-boats and the Luftwaffe.
08-10.07.1942:   Covered by the destroyers Friedrich Ihn and Z24 and the torpedo boats T7 and T15 the heavy cruiser Lützow transfers to Trondheim. 
09-11.08.1942:   T7, T9 , T12 and T15 escort the heavy cruiser Lützow on its way back to Germany.
:   To be continued ...

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