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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 )
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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.jopaerya wrote:in total +/- 746 U.S. serviceman lost there lives and +/- 200 were wounded .
Edit: The casualties of Exercise Tiger that is, not just the German attack, as many men died to friendly fire.