Operation Gideon (i)

This was a British naval bombardment of German shipping and installations in Dieppe on the north coast of German-occupied France (25/26 July 1941).

The escort destroyers Cattistock, Mendip and Quorn departed Portsmouth on 25 July, and shelled Dieppe for a short time early in the morning of the following day, but the rest of the operation, which was to target other ports in this area of France, was cancelled as a result of bad weather.