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Zitat von: Leonard Reynolds, Home Waters, page 123/124Macdonald (SO 21th MTB) with 5 boats was sent to intercept a convoy (6 steamers) off Ymuiden, leading in 241 with 224 and 244 in the first division, while the second division consisted of 223 and 350. [following description of convoy 1237, TW] Macdonald devised an approach that he hoped would allow him to penetrate the screen and made a zone torpedo attack on the rich harvest of shipping ... Unfortunately they were sighted at the begin of the attack, and were met by very heavy fire from the R-Boats and the M Class ships. Macdonald (241) engaged to the north-west across the bow of the convoy, but 241 was hit underwater in the engine room by a very large shell – probably a 105mm from the Ms – and completely disabled. Macdonald transferred to 224 (Lee), leaving 244 (Sauders) attempting to tow 241 home stern-first. (...) After 244 had towed 241 laborously towards base for six hours, the tow parted. By this time, 241 was awash aft and had a heavy list to starboard, The tow was replaced, but again parted, and at 0800, eight hours after the attack began, 241 rolled over and sank. But the crew were all saved.Sources: MO 4430, ADM 199/265; Search Document NHB
Zitat von: igor am 03 September 2018, 07:25:00Or this was fight with Geleit 1237 - 5 MTB in AN8553/26. R-boote can beat off this attack, has 1 wounded, no claims for sinking.