K-Flot 265

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K-Flot 265

Post by Andy H » 10 May 2003 19:22

K-Flot 265 were equipped with Biber one man submarines. This unit attempted to attack Russian naval vessels in the Kola inlet, in particular the Battleship Archangelsk (ex HMS Royal Sovereign). They were transported there by 3 U-Boats (U295,U716 & U739). Setting sail on January 5th 1945 they arrived of the Kola inlet around January 8th, but the op was cancelled as it was discovered that the trip had caused multiple stuctural failures in the Bibers, ruptured gasoline lines, the Bibers being powered by Diesel engines from Opel Blitz trucks and opening watertight seals.


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