History[edit | edit source]
Ordered under contract No 6712134/37 to spec 38/34, L7689 was built as c/n F3423. 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.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The operating unit is not recorded.
- Swordfish P4065 suffered the same fate.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Aeroplane Magazine Company Profile - Fairey 1915-1960. Martyn Charlton (Editor). Kelsey Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978 1 907426 60 5 Page 125