T27 TORPEDO BOAT



 
SHIP: T27 Elbing class Torpedo boat (small destroyer).

COMPLEMENT: 206

CASUALTIES: 11

TONNAGE: 1,512 Tons

ARMAMENT: 4 - 4", 4 - 37mm, 9 - 20mm, 6 Torpedoes

DATE SUNK: April 29, 1944

TIME: Engaged the enemy at 0412, left burning and stranded at approx. 0530

POSITION: 48 39? N/04 21? W

LOCATION: Ran aground off Ile de Bas.

HAIDA'S MISSION: Hostile Mission (seek and destroy enemy).

ACTION: HMCS HAIDA and HMCS ATHABASKAN were about to engage several German destroyers when ATHABASKAN was struck amidships by a torpedo. Five minutes later she blew up and sank. HAIDA pursued T27 and put her out of action before returning to pick up survivors from her sister ship.


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