Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sub vs. Sub

The ass-kicking HMS Venturer

In February of 1945, the HMS Venturer encountered and trailed German U-Boat U-864 while submerged near Fedje, Norway.  After a lengthy trail, the HMS Venturer decided to fire a spread of torpedoes at the submerged U-Boat in winch one of their four torpedoes struck home and sank the German sub.  This action is the only known instance where a submerged sub sank another submerged sub and Capt. Launders' technique to plot a torpedo in a 3D environment is the bases of how its done to this day.

Give a cheer to some bad-ass Brits who mastered shooting torpedoes from the hip,
Brian

 

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