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Jordi Comas
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Bittern

Post by Jordi Comas » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:08 pm

Hi all,

Short question:

Do you know time of German air attack against British sloop Bittern 30/4/40 off Namsos?

Thank you very much
Jordi
Platon Alexiades
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Re: Bittern

Post by Platon Alexiades » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:02 pm

Hi Jordi,

On 30 April from 0930 hours under almost continuous air attacks by JU 87 (3/StG 1) in groups of 3 and 9. Finally hit by bomb at 1544 and set afire. Eight wounded (no deaths). HMS CARLISLE took 130 survivors and HMS JANUS torpedoed the wreck at 1629, she sank in 100 fathoms.

Best regards,

Platon
Jordi Comas
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Re: Bittern

Post by Jordi Comas » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:29 am

Thank you Platon!

Regards
David H
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Re: Bittern

Post by David H » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:25 am

I would just add one thing - apparently there were deaths - Naval History site lists twenty men missing or killed in the loss of Bittern

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1940-04APR.htm
Jordi Comas
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Re: Bittern

Post by Jordi Comas » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:37 pm

Yes,

I have also 20 killed and 11 wounded but...........

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