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Enemy submarine attacks on merchant shipping

Great Britain. Admiralty.

Enemy submarine attacks on merchant shipping

report [1939-43].

by Great Britain. Admiralty.

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Photocopied from a work of the same title held at the Public Record Office.

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Pagination[28] leaves ;
Number of Pages28
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Open LibraryOL19430526M


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A U.S. submarine commander observes enemy ships through a periscope. American subs inflicted significant losses to Japanese shipping during the Second World War.

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In late May and early Juneduring World War II, submarines belonging to the Imperial Japanese Navy made a series of attacks on the cities of Sydney and Newcastle in New South Wales, the night of 31 May – 1 June, three Ko-hyoteki-class midget submarines, each with a two-member crew, entered Sydney Harbour, avoided the partially constructed Sydney Harbour anti-submarine boom Location: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South.

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Full text of "Targeting enemy merchant shipping" See other formats. In the Pacific, the situation was reversed, with US submarines hunting Japanese shipping.

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“German. The Japanese submarine fleet in the Pacific did not present the same formidable threat to the U.S. merchant fleet as the Germans did in the Atlantic. Nevertheless, during the first few months of the war the threat of attacks by the Japanese created a.

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Navy ships have occurred outside of an actual war. Below is a list of those attacks. USS Chesapeake () --Jthe British frigate H.M.S. Leopard attacked and boarded the US Naval ship USS Chesapeake. On 21 October Admiral Reinhard Scheer, the German Chief of the Admiralty Ebook, ordered all U-boats ebook return to ended the German campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare, which meant sinking merchant ships without warning, that had begun on 1 February.

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