U-16 survived depth-charge attacks by the sloop HMS Puffin

On 24 October 1939, U-16 survived depth-charge attacks by the sloop HMS Puffin and the anti-submarine trawler HMS Caton Wyke with slight damage only to sink the following day with no survivors from, most likely, striking a British mine.

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HMS Puffin (L52) (later K52), was a Kingfisher-class sloop of the British Royal Navy, built in the 1930s, that saw service during World War II.

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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