Nummer: 07002b


Area : Western Area
Sea area : Gibraltar Area
Date of attack : 21.10.1941
Time of attack : 14:35
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 83
Commander : Kraus
Grid : CG 9493
presumed target type : Escort Carrier (id)
presumed result : damaged ?
Number of torpedoes/mines : -
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Convoy : Task F.
Date of observation : 21.10.1941
Nationality of target : British
Actual type of target : Fleet Carrier
Name of target : Argus (49)
Year of launch : 1917
Actual tonnage : 14680 ts
Actual result : target visibly missed
Position of target : W Gibraltar
Footnote : Torpedo spread against two carriers, identified as "Eagle" and "Furious". One detonation was heard. - "Furious" could not have been the target as she was in Philadelphia since Oct.7th, 1941. In fact, aircraft carriers "Eagle" and "Argus", escorted by destroyers "Foresight", "Forester", and "Fury" had left Gibraltar for the United Kingdom that morning. B-Dienst assumed sinking of a destroyer. But U 83 realized ASDIC-contact as well as searching movements of three destroyers.
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Convoy : Task F.
updated on: 04.11.2019
Remark: Anm.
Changes: 1) Rohwer 27.4.05: "Furious" nicht möglich (Anm)
2) https://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4110-37OCT02.htm: 21.10.41
3) Herbert Ritschel: Kurzfassung KTB deutscher U-Boote, Band 2.
4) Torpedoschussmeldung U 83 vom 21.10.1941