Posted by: Laurent Rizzotti ()
Date: February 01, 2004 05:56PM

<HTML>HMS Wren ( a W class destroyer launched on 11/11/1919) was providing AA cover for minesweepers engaged in routine sweeping operations when the force was attacked by German aircraft. The minesweeper Montrose was damaged and towed back in Harwich. Wren became the main target for the attack and was sunk off Aldeburgh, 52° 10' N, 02 ° 06' E.

Source: British warships losses of the 20th Century (Paul Kemp, ISBN 0-7509-1567-6)

Mason's 'Battle of Britain' indicates that the German aircraft were He111 and that this action was not linked to the main battled of the day, the raids on Dover port and on the convoy 'Bacon', but rather to routine antishipping Luftwaffe operations on UK coasts.</HTML>

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HMS WREN Mark Davis 01/19/2004 10:51PM
Re: HMS WREN Laurent Rizzotti 02/01/2004 05:56PM
Re: HMS WREN Mark Davis 02/01/2004 09:06PM