Eru destroys the Great Armament in the Assault on Valinor (estimated date)
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
Date: May 9, 3319
An event in the Assault on Valinor and the Downfall of Númenor; see those entries for overviews:
... at last [Ar-Pharazôn] left his ship and strode upon the shore, claiming the land for his own, if none should do battle for it. ...
But Ilúvatar showed forth his power, and he changed the fashion of the world; and a great chasm opened in the sea between Númenor and the Deathless Lands, and the waters flowed down into it, and the noise and smoke of the cataracts went up to heaven, and the world was shaken. And all the fleets of the Númenóreans were drawn down into the abyss, and they were drowned and swallowed up for ever. But Ar-Pharazôn the King and the mortal warriors that had set foot upon the land of Aman were buried under falling hills: there it is said that they lie imprisoned in the Caves of the Forgotten, until the Last Battle and the Day of Doom.
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
[Note: the year is canon, but the date is an estimate, set to follow the estimated date of the sailing of the Great Armament by thirty-nine days.]
Elena Tiriel 27Nov05