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X24

Built By: Marshall (Tyne)
Build Group: X
X24
X24

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Unofficially named Expeditious.

The only remaining example of an X-Craft which can be found in the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.

Roll of Honour

Brammer  Leading Stoker Lost while training
Brownrigg  Lieutenant RNVR, Lost while training
Grogan  Sub-Lieutenant SAN, Lost while training
Harris  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR, Lost while training
Hunt  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR, Lost while training
Purdy  Sub-Lieutenant Lost while training

Events

15-04-1944 : The Royal Navy midget submarine X-24 carried out a successful attack on a floating dock at Bergen, Norway.

This was the second attack on the harbor by X-24, she had survived a previous operation on 14 April 1944, when she had sunk a large merchantman and put the coaling wharf out of use for the rest of the war.

Once again towed to the area by the HMS Sceptre, Lt. H. P. Westmacott then skippered the four-man craft as it slipped through 30 miles of islands offshore and a minefield and into a fjord to sail at periscope depth to the harbor. After diving to 35 feet to avoid collision with a merchant ship, Westmacott attached delayed-action charges to the target and escaped. X-24 laid two mines under the dock, which broke it in two and damaged two ships moored alongside
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