E-boat


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E-boat

n
(Military) (in World War II) a fast German boat carrying guns and torpedoes
[C20: from enemy boat]
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Hignett said the actor showed his ruthless streak during the capture of a Nazi E-boat, a fast torpedo vessel.
She won national prominence in 1940, during the Battle of Norway, when she was torpedoed by the German E-boat S31.
Now a slow moving E-boat sounded just like a racing car ticking over which meant d on a clear night they could be heard from some distance.
Military history holdings will also appreciate Gordon Williamson's E-BOAT VS.
Subjects include: U-boat and E-boat attack by day and night and sighting them from a distance, action if struck by a torpedo, aggressive or avoiding action and the use of gunfire to draw attention to U-boats.
In the second on January 31, 1944, his ship came under attack from a German E-boat.
In another twist, the vessel's continued existence is down to three 1000hp diesel engines donated by MAN, the German company that built engines for U-boats and the deadly rival of MGB81 in the war, the E-Boat.
In spite of the initial success of the invasion, Le Havre, a principal German E-boat base, was still in enemy hands at that time and it was from there that the cause of the `explosion' mentioned in the Examiner came.
PRECIOUS mementoes from a World War II prisoner of war have been handed to the Imperial War Museum 60 years after he was captured by an Italian E-boat.
As night fell we were attacked by an E-boat - a fast German gunboat - but our Grenadiers mounted such heavy gunfire that it fled.