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2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.
The first round of the Battle of the Atlantic - War with Great Britain and France.
On September 8, 1939, there were several important actions. First the U 52 (Type VIIB) reported that a torpedo G7a with magnetic detonator exploded prematurely while trying to attack a merchant vessel in Grid BE 5218. It was the first case reported to BdU.
Then by a radio message transmitted at 14:45 hours, the homecoming submersibles should follow the following routes:
Between Iceland and the Faroes: north U 45; center U 46 and south U 48, U 52.
Between the Faroes and the Shetlands: north U 47, U 37; center U 38, U 41 and South U 39, U 40.
Between the Shetlands and Norway: north U 37, U 38, U 39, U 41; center U 40, U 45, U 46 and south U 47, U 48, U 52.
Finally on this day the U 29 attacked and sank the British tanker MV REGENT TIGER (10176 tonnes) and the U-34 did the same with the merchant KENNEBEC (5548 ton) with both sinking the Allies lost 14,000 and 7,000 tons of fuel respectively. The Kennebec was first halted with a torpedo and after being abandoned by its crew, among whom there were no losses, was attacked by gunfire. The U-34, finally abandoned the sinking ship which was finished off later by the British warship HMS Verity (BF 1673/49 ° 18'N - 08 ° 13'W).
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U-BOAT U-27 ~ 14 RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOS.
Les "U-Boot" de la seconde guerre mondiale en photos, Répertoire photos des U-Boot (WWII).
Cheers. Raúl M
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