Operation Foxchase

This was a British naval anti-shipping operation off the south-west coast of German-occupied Norway (3/4 April 1945).

The objective was the location and destruction of German shipping in the area between the Lister Light and Stavanger by the destroyers Onslow, Zealous, Zest and Canadian Iroquois, which were to be furnished with anti-aircraft support on their return passage by the light anti-aircraft cruiser Dido. The destroyers engaged a convoy of four merchant vessels escorted by three surface warships and two U-boats. One merchantman was torpedoed and another left ablaze, and one escort was damaged.