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 X Craft and 'Operation Source' was one of the most daring and dangerous missions of the Second World War … the attack, on the 22nd September 1943, by 3 midget submarine’s upon the mighty Tirpitz 
Pic shows a sketch by Commanding Officer Lt Donald Cameron from Carluke who was given a VC gifted to John Lorimer at home in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.
Pic shows the X6 being left behind by the towing submarine before the attack, charging batteries by winding a dyanamo in the dark with the Tirpitz lit up in the background and finally The terpitz(left) with the X6 sub's periscope inthe foreground
...pic Paul Reid

A ceremony is to be held at Kylesku in Sutherland to commemorate one of the most courageous acts of World War II – the attack by Royal Navy midget submarines on the mighty German battleship, Tirpitz. 
The attack, which took place in a Norwegian fjord on 22 September 1943, was launched from Loch Cairnbawn, in Assynt one of the Scottish Lochs where training took place. 
Six 50ft midget submarine known as an X Craft were too small for its four crew members to stand up in and were powered by a diesel engine from a London bus, three of the craft made it to their target the Tirpitz was crippled, and was never fully operational again. 
 Keywords: Angus Pictures, Paul Reid, 2013, Operation Source, mission, econd World War, 1943, 3 midget submarine, Tirpitz, John Lorimer, Norway, German, Germany, navy, John Lorimer
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Photographer: Paul Reid
Collection: Military
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20130915MiniSub 16PR
Upload Date: Sunday, May 06, 2012
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X Craft and 'Operation Source' was one of the most

daring and dangerous missions of the Second World War … the attack, on the 22nd September 1943, by 3 midget submarine’s upon the mighty Tirpitz
Pic shows a sketch by Commanding Officer Lt Donald Cameron from Carluke who was given a VC gifted to John Lorimer at home in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.
Pic shows the X6 being left behind by the towing submarine before the attack, charging batteries by winding a dyanamo in the dark with the Tirpitz lit up in the background and finally The terpitz(left) with the X6 sub's periscope inthe foreground
...pic Paul Reid

A ceremony is to be held at Kylesku in Sutherland to commemorate one of the most courageous acts of World War II – the attack by Royal Navy midget submarines on the mighty German battleship, Tirpitz.
The attack, which took place in a Norwegian fjord on 22 September 1943, was launched from Loch Cairnbawn, in Assynt one of the Scottish Lochs where training took place.
Six 50ft midget submarine known as an X Craft were too small for its four crew members to stand up in and were powered by a diesel engine from a London bus, three of the craft made it to their target the Tirpitz was crippled, and was never fully operational again.
Keywords: Angus Pictures, Paul Reid, 2013, Operation Source, mission, econd World War, 1943, 3 midget submarine, Tirpitz, John Lorimer, Norway, German, Germany, navy, John Lorimer