Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXXXVII

Operation AXIOM: The World War
17 February 1917: H.M.S. Farnborough (Q-5), a British Q-ship—a merchant ship armed with concealed weaponry, intended to lure U-boats into surfacing, & thus to their doom—ambushed & sank the German Unterseeboot S.M. U-83 off the Irish coast; Farnborough's captain Gordon Campbell was awarded the Victoria Cross; the heavily damaged Q-5 was deliberately beached.

Lest we forget.

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