Base sous-marine de Saint-Nazaire

( Saint-Nazaire submarine base )

The submarine base of Saint-Nazaire is one of five large fortified U-boat pens built by Germany during the Second World War in occupied Saint-Nazaire, France.

The adjacent dry-dock in Saint-Nazaire dock was the target of Operation Chariot, a British commando raid in 1942, the U-boat pens were a secondary target of the raid. The attack successfully disabled the dry-dock by ramming an explosive-filled destroyer into it, and by demolition teams wrecking the pumps and electrical system.

Rommel inspecting the base, 18 February 1944 
Rommel inspecting the base, 18 February 1944
U-455 at Saint-Nazaire 
U-455 at Saint-Nazaire
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KaTeznik - CC BY-SA 2.0 fr
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