Radar and the U-Boat Killers

On 17 March 1941 HMS Vanoc, under the command of by Lieutenant Commander James Deneys, became the first ship to detect and sink a German U-boat using radar.

HMS Vanoc, V Class Destroyer

HMS Vanoc was a British V Class destroyer that was launched in 1917. In March 1941 the ship was deployed with the 5th Escort Group in the North Western Approaches to escort Convoy HX112.

She was accompanied by the destroyers HMS Walker, HMS Volunteer, HMS Sardonyx and HMS Scimitar, with the corvettes HMS Bluebell and HMS Hydrangea also in the group.

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