Adriatic campaign of World War II

The Adriatic campaign of World War II was a minor naval campaign fought during World War II between the Greek, Yugoslavian and Italian navies, the Kriegsmarine, and the Mediterranean squadrons of the United Kingdom, France, and the Yugoslav Partisan naval forces. Considered a somewhat insignificant part of the naval warfare in World War II, it nonetheless saw interesting developments, given the specificity of the Dalmatian coastline.

Adriatic campaign
Part of Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre of the Second World War

Adriatic Sea in 1941, during the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia
Date7 April 1939 – 15 May 1945
Result Allied victory

 United Kingdom

 Yugoslavia (in 1941)
Yugoslav Partisans (from 1941)
 Free France
Albanian partisans
(from 8 September 1943)
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Italy (until 8 September 1943)
 Salò Republic (from September 1943)
 Independent State of Croatia
Slovene collaborationists
(until 1944)
Commanders and leaders