The Principality of Sealand


Life of Paddy Roy Bates

29 August 1921 - 9 October 2012

Life of Princess Joan

2 September 1929 - 10 March 2016

WWII Starts

September 1, 1939

Fort Roughs Tower is Placed

Approx. February 11, 1942

The Tower was placed illegally, over 4 miles outside of the British waters

War Ends in Europe

May 8, 1945

Life of Prince Michael I

1953 - Present

All Military Personel are Evacuated from Roughs Tower

Approx. 1956

Sealand was occupied, at one point, by around 300 Royal Navy personnel

Bates broadcasts Radio Essex from Knock John

Approx. 1965 - December 25, 1966

Major Paddy Roy Bates occupies Fort Knock John

Approx. 1965

It was previously occupied by Radio City

Bates convicted of violating the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1949

September 1966

Radio Essex changes its name to Britain's Better Music Station

October 1966

Due to insufficient funds, BBMS goes off air

December 25, 1966


2 September 1967 - Present

The Principality of Sealand is Established

2 September 1967

It was Bates' birthday present to his wife, Joan, and she became the first princess of Sealand

Prince Roy is taken to court due to firing at the Royal Navy

25 November 1968

Sealand is recognized as a sovereign state

November 25, 1968

Britain's courts ruled that Sealand was outside the jurisdiction of British rule

German diplomat comes to Sealand to negotiate the release of prisoners

August 1978

A second de facto recognition of Sealand's sovereignty

Sealand is Attacked by German Mercenaries

August 1978

The mercenaries were under the direction of Alexander Achenbach, a former citizen of Sealand. A rebel government is set up, which operates out of Germany

Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Sealand are Established


All Sealand Passports are Revoked

Approx. 1997

HavenCo Announced


HavenCo lifespan

Approx. 2000 - Approx. November 2008

The Platform Catches Fire

23 June 2006

One person is transferred to a British Hospital, and the Platform is repaired by November of the same year

Prince Roy Dies

9 October 2012

All Title of Nobility are Offered for Sale

Approx. December 2012

Sealand's Flag is Placed on the Peak of Mount Everest

22 May 2013

Done by Kenton Cool

Princess Joan Dies

15 March 2016