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In truth all 3Patrick wrote:I have a side question about all those German destroyer losses in Norway.
Were they outmaneuvered/outskippered by the Brits or was there something flawed with German destroyer design? Or did they just have incredibly bad luck?
The ZH.1 was lost on the 8th June 1944 when 4 German destroyers attempting to attack the landings were intercepted by the Allied 10th Destroyer Flotilla West of Cherbourg. Also in this battle the Z.32 was driven ashore to become a total loss and the Z.24 suffered heavy damage but managed to return to Brest with the other German destroyerVisje wrote:There were also a number of destroyers clashes in the channel in early 1944. I know of two, one in which the Allied lost HMCS Athabascan and one where only German ships were lost (ZH.1 and a few others). The German destroyers were from the 8th Z-flotilla.