Monday, August 6, 2012

Aug

6

1942

HMCS Assiniboine duels with U-210 in the fog

At one point U-210 came so close that it was impossible for the Canadian destroyer to depress her guns low enough to target her.

U-210′s bridge was first struck by machine gun bullets. HOLST was shot through the neck and killed outright, and KRUMM was badly wounded. An instant later ASSINIBOINE scored a direct hit with her 4.7 gun on the conning tower, the shell making a shambles of the bridge. A prisoner stated that LEMCKE was literally blown to pieces, and that KRUMM, lying wounded, was virtually decapitated. It is assumed that TAMM also suffered a violent death.