S-Boot attack on Exercise Tiger

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S-Boot attack on Exercise Tiger

Post by jopaerya » 17 Jun 2017 11:00

Based on intel from the German B-dienst and O.M.S. Cherbourg, a total of nine S- boote left Cherbourg on 22:00 the 27-04-1944
the group composed of six S-Boote of the 5. S.Flottille and three S-Boote of the 9. S.Flottille and were heading to Lyme Bay.
The S- boote found there 8 L.C.T. accompied by only one corvette H.M.S. Azalea, preparing for a trainings landing at Slapton Sands .
Two L.C.T. were sunk direct by torpedoes and two later, in total +/- 746 U.S. serviceman lost there lives and +/- 200 were wounded .

Documents = K.T.B. Führers der Schnellboote ( NARA )

https://www.combinedops.com/Op_Tiger.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Tiger
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Re: S-Boot attack on Exercise Tiger

Post by Jihem » 17 Jun 2017 12:40

Very interesting

Thanks Jos

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Re: S-Boot attack on Exercise Tiger

Post by TH » 17 Jun 2017 13:29

jopaerya wrote:in total +/- 746 U.S. serviceman lost there lives and +/- 200 were wounded .
Watched a documentary about this incident a while ago. Apparently the total casualties were higher than the official numbers. The documentary counted 947 confirmed dead. The German Wikipedia page mentiones 946 dead and over 300 wounded.

Edit: The casualties of Exercise Tiger that is, not just the German attack, as many men died to friendly fire.

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