RE: submerged targets
Posted by: Anders Wingren ()
Date: November 20, 2000 06:17PM
When Lt J S Launders in Brit VENTURER patrolled at periscope depth off Bergen
in the forenoon of 9 Febr 1945,week propeller noices were heard on the Asdic set,
being used as a hydrophone. 20 minutes later a periscope was sighted.
The Uboat was making an unusual and considerable amount of machinery clatter,
and Launders therefore tracked her for an hour(!!),using his Asdic set as a DD
would,and obtaining bearings & ranges,untill the UboatÂ´s cource & speed was
established,assistance given by the UboatÂ´s unwary use of the periscope!
Then VENTURER drew off,increased speed,and manoeuvred ahead & into a
After another hour(!!),VENTURER was running towards U-864,ready to fire!
Launders closed range,and fires a salvo,the torps being set to run at 40 feet!
Alastair Mars in "Brit Subs at Wars 1939-45" does not think,the crew of U-864
knew anything,before they heard the torps approaching!
During this successful patrol,VENTURER also sank German Steam Freighter STOCKHOLM of 618 tons on 22 Jan off Stavanger,and German Minesweeper
M-381 on 12 Febr.
Launders had also been the VENTURERÂ´s CO when the U-771 was sunk
by VENTURER in wild November weather on 11 Nov 1944 in 69*17Â´N-16*28Â´E.
Let me also express how very glad I am that UboatNet is back again!
I think that the planned DataBase of 3300 Uboat Sinkings,
with the ROYAL OAK example,looks very very interesting!
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|RE: submerged targets||Andrew Hetherington||11/05/2000 03:27PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Rainer Bruns||11/05/2000 04:45PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Jerry Pope||11/06/2000 01:23PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Kurt||11/21/2000 05:56PM|
|RE: submerged targets||bernard zimmermann||11/16/2000 01:22PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Rainer Bruns||11/16/2000 01:35PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Richard Mickle||11/16/2000 03:13PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Rich Mickle||11/16/2000 03:23PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Antonio Veiga||11/16/2000 10:08PM|
|RE: submerged targets||Rich Mickle||11/17/2000 10:40AM|
|RE: submerged targets||Anders Wingren||11/20/2000 06:17PM|