X-craft were used for reconnaissance, and the Seehund was used to carry supplies. Moonlit conditions dictated an attack between 20 and 25 September. Hide in Plain Sight One day he decides to run away from his life and family. She was the centrepiece of the German surface forces based in Norway, threatening the Arctic convoys to Russia. Leading Seaman X-1 as Nicholas Tate. Moreover, these torpedoes were invariably black, for mostly nocturnal operations.
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The two submarines had to travel at least 1, miles from base, negotiate a mine-field, dodge nets, gun defenses and enemy listening posts. The Japanese torpedoes, however, exploded on striking a shoal less than from the ship. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled. Civilian and non-combatant military types are generally called submersibles and normally work with surface ships. There is no conclusive evidence that X-5 attacked Tirpitz , but the 'Timewatch' findings do suggest very strongly that it played a significant role in neutralising Germany's greatest single naval asset.
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Excellent point, Laughing Jaguar! Allied lines of communication could be threatened from the excellent harbour provided by Diego Suarez. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. The second cable was soon found as well, and was severed by the second diver, Sub-Lieutenant A. Let us wish you a happy birthday! This particular book is a collaboration focused on Midget submarines. There was speculation that it may be the remains of Ban's Midget Submarine.