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The SS Yorkshire was sunk by the U 37 (Krvkp Hartmann; IWO Oblt z. S. Ernst Bauer) who had sailed from Wilhelmshaven on October 5, 1939, while the SS City of Mandalay was sunk by the U 46 (Kplt Herbert Sohler, IWO Oblt z. S. Erich Topp) who had sailed from Kiel on October 3, 1939. On the other hand, the U 48 managed to sink the British steamer CLAN CHISHOLM (7256 BRT), also a member of convoy HG-3. The next day the U 48 headed back to her home port.
In sum the exercise of tactical command of the herd from aboard was unsatisfactory and all sinkings were carried out by the submersibles without coordination between them and there were lost three submersibles originally planned to take part in the operation.
Sources: LIFE 20 Nov 1939.
Feind im Fadenkreuz - U-Boot auf Jagd im Atlantik by Werner Hauptmann. 1942http://www.ubootwaffe.net/
(sitio cerrado por el momento).
It's all folks. Cheers. Raúl M
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