The dock became a high priority and X was reassigned to destroy it once more. Was this review helpful to you? The X-1 was "in service" rather than in commission. Museum ship General characteristics Type: On the third night, they were due to go ashore off the Orne Estuary Sword Beachbut by this stage fatigue the crew and divers had been living on little more than benzedrine tablets and the worsening weather caused Hudspeth to shorten the operation, returning to Dolphin on 21 January The craft were also equipped with a radio beacon and echo sounder to help direct Canadian and British ships to the suitable positions on Sword and Juno beaches.
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They correctly reasoned that the dry confines of the midget submarine were a great improvement over the wet submersibles used at the time, and that missions could be conducted more covertly and more safely than with the fast landing craft and rubber boats then in use. In Enemy Hands The X-7 then moved feet further astern and released the second mine under the aft turrets, these set with a 1-hour delay. He must overcome tensions with some of his former crew members, while keeping their activities hidden from outsiders and German airplanes. A number of development craft were built before it was felt that a feasible weapon had been produced. Sanford  Guy Elmes.