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.
Perhaps the most memorable of these is the plucky E-boat commander Heinrich Hoffmann, who led two torpedo boats that penetrated the invasion fleet, launched his attacks, then continued sailing.
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.