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Flotten der Welt => Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine => Deutsche Kriegsmarine - U-Boote => Thema gestartet von: BE Corijn am 28 Mai 2022, 00:33:10

Titel: Duikboot - Nummer 2515: U77, 10.11.1942
Beitrag von: BE Corijn am 28 Mai 2022, 00:33:10
Hi guys,

HMS Furious arrived at Gibraltar around 0845A/10 so she could not have been the target of this attack (source logbook of HMS Furious for November 1942, ADM 53/115968)

The target was in fact HMS Argus.
The report of proceedings of HMS Scylla (to be found in file ADM 199/904) gives the following;
' At 2215A/10, in position 37°19'N, 03°16'E, a submarine on the surface on our starboard bow was picked up by Radar 272. Course was altered towards and speed increased to 25 knots. Very shortly afterwards a big feather was seen inside my turning circle to port. There was no doubt whatever that this was a submarine crash-diving. A depth charge was dropped at the nearest point to the submarine. No furter A/S or R.D.F. contact was established. HMS Argus reported later that a torpedo had passed astern of her at approximately the time of the encounter '

The log of HMS Argus for November 1942 (ADM 53/115368) indeed states that at 2222A/10, she made an emergency turn and was near missed by several torpedoes.

The report of proceedings of HMS Argus (also in ADM 199/904) gives the following;
' On the way to Bougie, ' Force O ', made up of HMS Scylla (Senior Officer), HMS Charybdis and HMS Argus, was attacked by two U-boats at 2222A/10. Torpedo tracks were seen to pass under the ship and ahead from the starboard side, and a near miss astern from a torpedo fired from the port side. '

The report of proceedings of HMS Charydbis (also in ADM 199/904) makes no mention of an attack around this time.


Kind regards,
Brian Corijn
Admin Allied warships section Uboat.net
Titel: Re: Duikboot - Nummer 2515: U77, 10.11.1942
Beitrag von: TW am 28 Mai 2022, 09:56:07
Thanks a lot for this correction, Brian.
I have changed the entries in "Axis Submarine Successes" as well as in "Chronik des Seekrieges"
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With best regards, Thomas
Titel: Re: Duikboot - Nummer 2515: U77, 10.11.1942
Beitrag von: ARANTALES am 29 Mai 2022, 12:31:09
Thank you Brian for sharing your findings!  top

DUIKBOOT was corrected.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Walter
Titel: Re: Duikboot - Nummer 2515: U77, 10.11.1942
Beitrag von: Darius am 29 Mai 2022, 18:19:34
Hallo zusammen,

vielen Dank für dieses Puzzle-Teil  :TU:)

 :MG:

Darius