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X9

Built By: Markham and Co (Derbyshire)
Build Group: X
Fate: 16 September 1943 - Lost on passage to Norway to attack Scharnhorst

Roll of Honour

H Harte  Able Seaman Lost in Operation Source - the raid on Tirpitz
G Hollet  Stoker Lost in Operation Source - the raid on Tirpitz
E Kearon  Sub-Lieutenant Lost in Operation Source - the raid on Tirpitz

 

Unofficially named Pluto

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Events

29-01-1943 : Completed
16-09-1943 : On 11th September 1943 X9 left Loch Cairnbawn under tow from HMS Syrtis to take part in the attack on the Scharnhorst. During the passage the Syrtis remained on the surface, whilst the x-craft, manned by a passage crew, remained dived. The midget submarine was due to surface at regular intervals to ventilate. On the 16th Syrtis made the signal for the x-craft to surface. There was no reply. At this point the tow was hauled in and was found to have parted and despite an extensive search, no sign of X9 was ever found.


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