operation against allies troop transports

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Gjiyll
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operation against allies troop transports

Post by Gjiyll » 18 Jul 2020 09:25

Do you guys have materials of u-boat operations against allies troop transports in Atlantic? It’s said that allies have never suffer great troop loss in Atlantic caused by submarines. Allies used several cruisers to carry us army to Britain through North Atlantic and kriegsmarine failed to bring casualties to the flotillas. Is anyone knows the details?

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Re: operation against allies troop transports

Post by stevebecker » 19 Jul 2020 01:33

Mate,

My GF's traveled from Australia on the Queens, so like these ships were too fast for a U Boat to get.

I believe many Troop convoys with US Troops were also carried on these ships, so it was very hard for a U Boat to keep track of their target due to its speed.

But I am sure there are more guys in this site with better details then me.

S.B

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Re: operation against allies troop transports

Post by mark harrison » 29 Jul 2020 17:57

Hi, On the 3rd January 1943 the troop transport SS Dorchester was sunk by U 223 this event is known for the actions of the four chaplains who gave their lifejackets to other service personell.

regards M H.

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Re: operation against allies troop transports

Post by Polar bear » 01 Aug 2020 15:56

hi,
mark harrison wrote:
29 Jul 2020 17:57
On the 3rd January 1943
3rd February 1943, see https://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/2616.html

greetings, the pb
Peace hath her victories no less renowned than War
(John Milton, the poet, in a letter to the Lord General Cromwell, May 1652)

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