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U-28

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
Builder NameDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number909
Ordered1 Apr 1935
Laid Down4 Dec 1935
Launched14 Jul 1936
Commissioned12 Sep 1936

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21 Jun 1940 At 0846 hours, HMS Cape Howe (X 02), a Special Service Vessel, disguised as the Prunella, was hit on the starboard side near the bridge by one of two torpedoes fired by German submarine U-28 about 100 miles west of the Isles of Scilly at the southwestern tip of Britain. The explosion blew open the hatches of No. 1 hold, put the Asdic and steering gear out of order and mortally injured two crewmen. The panic party abandoned the now slowly circling ship in two lifeboats but the submarine did not surface but fired a coup de grâce after about an hour that hit on port side amidships, causing her to slowly settle by the bow until sinking with a list to port at 1230 hours. 54 became missing and would be never found; 40 would be rescued.




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