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Shipwrecks of the Biscay Coast: German Submarine U-461, German Submarine U-462, German Submarine U-463, HMS Campbeltown, German Submarine U-502 Source Wikipedia

Shipwrecks of the Biscay Coast: German Submarine U-461, German Submarine U-462, German Submarine U-463, HMS Campbeltown, German Submarine U-502

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781155597751
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28 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: German submarine U-461, German submarine U-462, German submarine U-463, HMS Campbeltown, German submarine U-502, French ironclad Richelieu, USS Buchanan, HMS Alcmene, French battleship France, MV Erika, Spanish battleship Alfonso XIII, SS Empire Conyngham, HMS Amfitrite, HMS Atalante, Asgard II, German submarine U-171, German submarine U-107, USS McCook, HMS Arethusa, German submarine U-106, German submarine U-51, German submarine U-180, French ship Droits de lHomme, HMS Magnificent, German submarine U-268, HMS Amazon, SS London, HMS Egret, German submarine U-821, HMS Wild Swan, USS Gypsum Queen, German submarine U-736, French ship Royal Louis, HMS Repulse, French ship Auguste, HMS Guysborough, French ship S duisant, French ship Superbe, French ship Invincible, French ship H ros, French ship Saint-Esprit, French ship Neptune. Excerpt: HMS Campbeltown was a Town-class destroyer of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. She was originally an American destroyer USS Buchanan, and, like many other obsolescent U.S. Navy destroyers, she was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1940 as part of the Destroyers for Bases Agreement. Campbeltown became one of the most famous of these ships when she was used in the St. Nazaire Raid in 1942. Starboard side veiw of Campbeltown as USS Buchanan in 1936. USS Buchanan was a Wickes-class destroyer, ordered from the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, and laid down on 29 June 1918. She was launched on 2 January 1919 and commissioned into the Navy on 20 January. She had an unremarkable career, and had been placed into the reserve by 1939. She then became one of 50 destroyers transferred to the Royal Navy in 1940 after the finalisation of the Destroyers for Bases Agreement. She was transferred on 3 September 1940 and commissioned on 9 September at Halifax, Canada. Having been formally commis...