HMS Sunfish patrol Dec. 1940

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jan-olof
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HMS Sunfish patrol Dec. 1940

Post by jan-olof » Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:39 pm

Hello again,

In a thread on the old forum the attacks made during this patrol was discussed:

http://warsailors.com/forum/archive/for ... #msg-52712

Looking at this again two questions pops up:

1. The attack on 6.12.1940 is not mentioned here, https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3428.html. Is this an oversight or are pages from the patrol report missing?

2. The attack on the Dixie the very next day. The vessel was assessed as damaged but German sources, i.e. KTB des Admirals der norwegische Westküste, seem to disagree, claiming that:
7.12.1940
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16.15
Nach einer Meldung der Signalstelle Stadtlandet ist der Dampfer Dixie 1/2 sm WNW der Signalstelle entfernt von einem U.-Boot erfolglos mit 3 Torpedos beschossen worden. Dixie war am 6.12 mittags zusammen mit dem Dampfer Henri John und 2 Booten des K.S.V aus Bergen ausgelaufen. Zwei Torpedodetonationen erfolgen an Land. Die Besatzung des norw. Dampfers hatte das Schiff vorübergehend verlassen. Dixie setzt um 16.45 Uhr Marsch nach Norden fort. Ich vermute, dass es sich um dasselbe U.-Boot handelt, das in der Nacht vom 5. zum 6.12 bei Hustadviken den norw. Dampfer Nordstern erfolglos mit Torpedos angegriffen hat.
Is it possible that Dixie was hit by a dud?

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
Platon Alexiades
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Re: HMS Sunfish patrol Dec. 1940

Post by Platon Alexiades » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:06 pm

Hi Jan-Olof,

It appears that the attack of 6.12.1940 was missed by Brian. I will let him know but he is presently busy with another project and I am not sure he will deal with it quickly. Many thanks.

All the best,

Platon
jan-olof
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Re: HMS Sunfish patrol Dec. 1940

Post by jan-olof » Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:32 pm

Hello Platon,

many thanks for your answer regarding the attack on the 6th.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
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