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Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941
Posted by: becorijn (IP Logged)
Date: September 03, 2017 12:58PM

Hi All,

HMS Seawolf (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) attacked a German convoy with a total of six torpedoes off the Båtsfjord, Norway. No hits were obtained.


(All times are zone -3)
1944 hours - Sighted a darkened ship on the starboard bow which was thought to be a destroyer. Turned to attack then sighted four ships in line ahead. Enemy course and speed were 325° and 7 knots.
1948 hours - Fired three torpedoes at the second merchant ship. Range was 600 yards. No hits were obtained. Seawolf was heavily rolling in the heavy seas and it was thought this may have effected the torpedoes fired.
1958 hours - Fired three more torpedoes from 3000 yards. Target was again the second ship of the convoy. No hits were obtained.



Enemy course was 325° indicating a westbound convoy.

Approximate position of the attack was 70°53'N, 29°52'E (this was the position of HMS Seawolf at 2000 hours according to her log).

Anybody an idea of the composition of the convoy that was attacked ?


Thanks in advance,
Brian Corijn
uboat.net crew



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  Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941 becorijn 09/03/2017 12:58PM
  Re: Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941 t-geronimo 09/03/2017 03:20PM
  Re: Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941 becorijn 09/04/2017 04:10AM
  Re: Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941 Darius 09/05/2017 09:22AM
  Re: Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941 becorijn 09/06/2017 01:40AM
  Re: Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941 Darius 09/06/2017 08:19AM
  Re: Failed torpedo attack by HMS Seawolf off northern Norway on 9 December 1941 becorijn 09/08/2017 12:32PM


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