Marauders of the Sea, German Armed Merchant Ships During W.W. 2
Last Voyage of Komet
The last voyage of "Komet."
"Komet" stopped at Dunkirk, to await for the mine sweepers to again clear the area, on the 12th. she was at Boulogne on the way to Le Havre, and then whilst being escorted to Cherbourg ran into British Naval forces off Cap de la Hague, at 0205 (2.05 AM ) on the 13th, within 12 minutes, it was all over, after 2 heavy explosions on board, "Komet" sank.
The British had been aware that an important ship was trying to break out into the Channel, and set up 2 groups, made up of 9 Hunt Class Destroyers to sit in wait. The group of 5 Hunts, caught "Komet," set her on fire, as well as 2 of her escorts, thus disposing of yet another German Armed Merchant Raider.