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Ordered under contract No 6712134/37 to spec 38/34[1], L7689 was built as c/n F3423.[2] Coded B,[N 1] L7689 was lost during the night of 12-13 April 1941, when it was hit by gunfire after torpedoing a Motor Vessel, crashed onto the beach at Hammamet, Tunisia[N 2] and was captured, resulting in both crew members, PO CH Wines and LA LM Edwards, being interned as POWs.[4]

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  1. The operating unit is not recorded.
  2. Swordfish P4065 suffered the same fate.[3]

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