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U-190

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType IX-class Submarine
Builder NameDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number1036
Ordered4 Nov 1940
Laid Down7 Oct 1941
Launched8 Jun 1942
Commissioned24 Sep 1942

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
28 Jul 2020 11:58:28 PM

At the end of the Second World War U-190 surrendered to the RCN. She was used in various experiments and publicity cruises and her demise was planned for 21st October 1947. For Operation Scuppered the tug Riverton would tow the U-Boat, painted with red and yellow horizontal stripes, to a position fifty miles south–east of Halifax. The plan was for rocket-firing Fireflies to attack first, and then HMCS Haida and HMCS Nootka would blast her with 4.7in gunfire. Seafire fighter-bombers would finish U-190 off and, as the wreck was sliding to the bottom, HMCS New Liskeard would fire her hedgehog at the echo.

What actually happened on Trafalgar day 1947 was rather different. U-190 was already settling by the stern as the Fireflies pulled away. Nootka had just enough time to get off eight shells before U-190 upended and disappeared, New Liskeard hurriedly fired her hedgehog. Nootka let go a pattern of depth charges and the echo was gone. And that was that.

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