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MATTHEW JOSEPH COOPER

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What If the mine came in contact with Britannic but failed to cause enough damage to sink It and U-73 noticed and torpedoed It with the help of U-72.
 

Adam Went

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You'd think if that was the case that two explosions would have been heard/felt though? Something similar to the Lusitania.....
 
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>>What If the mine came in contact with Britannic but failed to cause enough damage to sink It<<
More than unlikely.

>>and U-73 noticed and torpedoed It with the help of U-72.<<
100% unimpossible. And if I remember right U 72 was operating around Italy, in the Thyrrhenian Sea (Genova, Sicily)in November 1916.
 

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First of all, it's against the law of war to torpedo a hospital ship. No submarine was there when the Britannic struck the mine. Even if U-73 was there, it couldn't tell the damage. And why would they want to torpedo the ship after it already struck a mine!? You know how they felt with Lusitania. Well, I'm out.
 

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As my last message suggests, this thread was locked almost seven years ago, but that action apparently didn't carry over to the new software a couple of years back. It is now locked again.
 
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