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  • Christmas morning.

  • 1944 218 days after leaving Germany, 160 miles southeast of Sydney, Australia.

  • Corvette In Capitaine Heinrich Tim of the German U boat U 862 has two torpedoes into an Allied freighter.

  • Aunt has just fired another to finish it off.

  • You ate 64th.

  • Torpedo is running on.

  • The surface is clearly visible.

  • Torpedo the crew of the SS Robert Jay Walker watching horror.

  • A torpedo approaches, but this Liberty Ship is not defenseless.

  • Debt Guns Air crewed by members of the U.

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  • Naval Reserves.

  • One of the sailors, Seaman first class Harold Stone, springs into action.

  • Seaman Stone is an antiaircraft gunner.

  • He has a 20 millimeter quick firing.

  • Ehrlich.

  • An anti aircraft gun.

  • He points it at the obvious torpedo coming towards him.

  • Squeezes the trigger.

  • Fires a number of rounds As the torpedo closes to within about 100 yards of Robert Jay Walker, one of stones round strikes.

  • The torpedo explodes, sending water and smoke high into the air.

  • It's a sign both off the accuracy off.

  • His shooting on also a great deal of luck, the to reinforce each other stone and his fellow gunners continue firing into the darkness to discourage another attack in the initial phase of the attacks.

  • It's not at all clear that the ship has, in fact, being torpedoed.

  • But when the torpedo is destroyed by the anti aircraft gun that it's clear that there has bean a U boat attack and therefore measures could be taken to try and prevent a further one while the crew launches a smokescreen to further obscure the Robert Jay Walker aboard u 86 to Tim is exasperated.

  • Hey, here's the explosion and sees the smoke assumes the torpedo has struck home, but still the vessel stays afloat After Tim fired four torpedoes.

  • Hey had reconsidered situation because now so much time is spent.

  • He knew that Thea allies are informed about the submarine attack.

  • He's expecting naval forces approaching the scene to relieve the merchant man and to Hunter submarine.

  • If Tim fires again to assure the demise of Robert Jay Walker, he will have used a third of his torpedoes on just one target.

  • But in the end, he returns to call.

  • Dennis's wisdom during its early in war gave the order or advice that it's better to have one ship sunk than a lot of ships damaged at first light on Christmas morning, Tim fires 1/5 torpedo.

  • Who's yes for the Gunners aboard the Robert Jay Walker already.

  • This time they immediately start firing along the path for four minutes.

  • Stone and the others poor rounds into the sea, but this time torpedo is too deep.

  • It finds its mark sure tears a huge hole in the Robert Jay Walker buckling the deck.

  • Tim, hoping to avoid the coming manhunt, speeds east into the Pacific Ocean toward New Zealand.

  • When he sank, Robert Jaywalker, Hey achieved another kill for himself and his crew.

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  • Amount of ships.

  • Hey, Sunk is not special about what's special about him.

  • He is the first submarine commander sinking ship and on off the four world's oceans.

  • Tim patrols the waters off New Zealand, then begins a return trip to Jakarta for resupply.

  • And since one last vessel along the way, but despite a successful patrol, you 862 will never deliver its cargo of war material.

  • On April 30th, 1945 Hitler commits suicide in Germany, surrenders.

  • A week later, Tim and his crew hand their U boat over to the Japanese on our detained long after peace in Europe in Asia.

Christmas morning.

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