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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 Cameron who was given a VC gifted to John Lorimer at home in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.
Pic shows the view on approaching the Tirpitz, the sub crew being captured before the x6 sub sank after dropping their explosives and the explosion 1 hour later....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
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20130915MiniSub 17PR
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 Cameron who was given a VC gifted to John Lorimer at home in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.
Pic shows the view on approaching the Tirpitz, the sub crew being captured before the x6 sub sank after dropping their explosives and the explosion 1 hour later....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