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HMS Campbeltown was a lend-lease destroyer with a critical role in the St Nazaire Raid aka "The Greatest Raid of All". The raid was to destroy the Normandie dry dock in Western France, the only one large enough to repair German capital ships. Losing this dry dock meant the Germans could not send large capital ships out into the Atlantic as commerce raiders ...
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