The flotilla's second success was the night of 19/20 December 1941, again in the North Sea off the Dutch coast, when two boats engaged two R boats and one E boat. They passed twice at high speed before losing contact, but twice during the night they located them and eventually carried out depth charge attacks. Hichens received a MID for this action, the commander of the other boat was also MID.
DCs in those boats were not ASW weapons usually (since they lacked ASDIC etc.), but anti-ship devices to be jettisoned when in high-speed pass. Must have taken balls of steel.
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