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Timeline Event:

Dec 10, 1940 - Dec 24, 1940

German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper searches unsuccessfully for several reported convoys in extremely heavy seas and experiences a number of mechanical and electrical failures due to the pounding. She refuels on the 12th and 16th, and 22nd. She discovers a convoy with her radar the night of the 24th and shadows it to attack at first light, believing it to be lightly escorted.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-11-26

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