ST. NAZAIRE RAID by Connaugh
The St Nazaire Raid or Operation Chariot was a British amphibious attack on the heavily defended Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France during the Second World War. The operation was undertaken by the Royal Navy (RN) and British Commandos. St Nazaire was targeted because the loss of its dry dock would force any large German warship in need of repairs, such as Tirpitz, sister ship of Bismarck, to return to home waters by running the gauntlet of the Home Fleet of the Royal Navy and other British forces, via the English Channel or the North Sea.
The obsolete destroyer HMS Campbeltown, accompanied by Motor Launches, carrying Infantry, and Motor Gun Boats, crossed the English Channel to the Atlantic coast of France and was rammed into the Normandie dock gates. The ship had been packed with delayed-action explosives, well hidden within a steel and concrete case, that detonated later that day, putting the dock out of service until 1948.
Group 1: 3 x Motor Launches (M113A1), 1 x Motor Gun Boat (PT76)
Group 2: 3 x Motor Launches (M113A1), 1 x Motor Gun Boat (PT76)
Group 3: 3 x Motor Launches (M113A1), 1 x Motor Gun Boat (PT76)
HMS Campbeltown: 1 x Destroyer (ASLAV-PC) with Infantry.
HMS Tynedale: 1 x Destroyer (105mm Gun)
Each Group is comprised of Infantry with Anti-tank weapons, LMG Teams, and M47 Dragon ATGM teams.
Group 1: Capture the Old Mole, the Power Station,
and destroy the Avant Port Bridge.
Group 2: Capture the Winding Station, the Lock,
and destroy the Lock Bridge.
Group 3: Capture the Pump House, the Storage tanks,
and destroy the Basin Bridge.
HMS Campbeltown: Ram the Normandie Dock Gate and destroy the gate.
The amphibious force of Motor Launches (M113A1), supported by Motor Gun Boats (PT76), will disembark infantry to clear out Enemy positions,
capture the assigned objectives, set demolition charges to destroy bridges, and prepare for armored counter-attacks with the ATGM Teams.
The HMS Campbeltown will ram the Normandie Dock Gate, disembark its infantry and assist capturing objectives.
HMS Tynedale will provide fire support from the Estuary.
To destroy the bridges, Infantry must advance to occupy the bridge zones which will activate an IED after a 5-minute delay.
The HMS Campbeltown has to break through the dock gate wall to its waypoint, disembarking its infantry, activating demolition charges (IED) to explode in 20 minutes.
Message will be generated when an objective is achieved.
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