Operation Nadel

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This was a German naval minelaying operation in the Mediterranean by two ex-Italian torpedo boats of Korvettenkapitän Wirich von Gartzen’s 10th Torpedoboots-Flottille (15/16 June 1944).

Both TA 25 and TA 29 were torpedoed and sunk in attacks by the motor torpedo boats PT-552, PT-558 and PT-559 of the US Navy.