VEDETTE PATROL BOAT



 
SHIP: VEDETTE (Patrol Boat)

COMPLEMENT: Unknown

CASUALTIES: All of the crew were captured.

TONNAGE: Unknown

ARMAMENT: Unknown

DATE SUNK: September 6, 1944

TIME: Enemy engaged at 1200, captured vessel at 1230

POSITION: Exact coordinates unknown.

LOCATION: 3 miles off the coast of Les Sables D'Olonne.

HAIDA'S MISSION: Kinetic patrol of the coast of the Bay of Biscay.

ACTION: HAIDA and HMS KALVIN were on patrol when they surprised two small German patrol boats. The Allied ships quickly opened fire, forcing the German ships to surrender. The VEDETTE in question was captured by HAIDA but sank while in tow.


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