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Details for: HMS Avenger was a 12,850 ton auxilliary aircraft carrier


Historical Data:
HMS Avenger was a 12,850 ton auxilliary aircraft carrier. In November 1942 she was engaged in Operation Torch. On the 14th November she left Gibralter bound for the Clyde. At 0155 on the 15th November, the Avenger and her escorts were spotted by U-155. A single torpedo hit her amidhsips, ripping through her bomb room and igniting the munitions there causing a devastating explosion. She sunk in only five minutes and only 12 men of a crew of 550 survived.


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1 person killed