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Autor Thema: Torpedo attack.  (Gelesen 3350 mal)

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Offline peter.r

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Torpedo attack.
« am: 19 Mai 2011, 11:33:22 »
According to the website naval-history.net the Royal Navy cruisers HMS SOUTHAMPTON and HMS GLASGOW with 3 escorting destroyers had 2 torpedo's fired at them,this happened on 5th Sept 1939 about 20 miles off UTVAER on the Norwegian coast.This is the only site that gives this infomation,is it right or were the lookouts wrong and only thought they saw torpedo's?.
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Leutnant Werner

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Re: Torpedo attack.
« Antwort #1 am: 19 Mai 2011, 14:14:16 »
The only submarine, which could have fired the two torpedos in question, was U 20 (Möhle), which was on patrol off the southern Norwegian coast from september 1 to september 20. If it really launched the torpedos against the Humber force I don´t know.

Offline peter.r

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Re: Torpedo attack.
« Antwort #2 am: 20 Mai 2011, 12:08:12 »
Thank you lieutenant werner for your reply,do you know if U20s ktb is on the web ?.
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Offline MS

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Re: Torpedo attack.
« Antwort #3 am: 20 Mai 2011, 13:33:16 »
There was no torpedo attack on this force by german sub on this date and position

http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/ktb091939a.zip

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Offline peter.r

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Re: Torpedo attack.
« Antwort #4 am: 21 Mai 2011, 11:35:42 »
Thank you for the replies to my question,so it must have false alarm by the lookouts.Many thanks again.
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Offline Urs Heßling

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Re: Torpedo attack.
« Antwort #5 am: 24 Mai 2011, 19:08:45 »
hi,

isn´t it possible that the attacker was a "own", i.e. a RN sub ? ... "friendly fire" wasn´t that uncommon throughout the war ... afair, TRITON sank OXLEY just five days later.

greetings, Urs
"History will tell lies, Sir, as usual" - General "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne zu seiner Niederlage bei Saratoga 1777 im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg - nicht in Wirklichkeit, aber in George Bernard Shaw`s Bühnenstück "The Devil`s Disciple"