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Re: WW2 mini-subs?
Posted by: ROBERT M. ()
Date: September 15, 2004 02:36PM

Alexander:

The British used Midget subs X-20 and X-23 to guide the landings of "Operation GAMBIT" just before "H" hour, on the French Coast.

They were 57 feet long; carried 5 commandos (with rubber boats), two navigation experts and Lt. George Honour as Captain.

They released automatic radio beacons, navigational markers and
used a Sonar transmitter that would automatically broadcast sound waves through the water which were picked up by underwater listening devices. They also carried a 18'' telescopic mast to which was attached a small but powerful searchlight.

X-20 was located about 20 miles south of X-23 near the French village of Le Hamel.

Hope this helps,

ROBERT M.

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WW2 mini-subs? Alexander Eik 09/15/2004 11:32AM
Re: WW2 mini-subs? ROBERT M. 09/15/2004 02:36PM
Thanks for the information Alexander Eik 10/08/2004 08:48AM
Re: WW2 mini-subs? Eric 09/15/2004 03:52PM
Great site! Alexander Eik 10/08/2004 10:33AM
Re: Great site! Les Robertson 10/22/2004 07:21PM
Re: WW2 mini-subs? frank fjellvang 09/23/2004 03:45PM
WW2 mini-subs Alexander Eik 10/08/2004 08:40AM
Re: WW2 mini-subs Frederik R. 10/30/2004 08:32AM
Re: WW2 mini-subs frank fjellvang 12/03/2004 04:02PM
Re: WW2 mini-subs Alexander Eik 01/13/2005 11:05AM


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