By LIEUTENANT COLONEL HAROLD A BIVINS

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Rate-of-climb indicator 83. Control surface temperature gauge 84. Coarse-fine altimeter 85. Artificial horizon 86. Cylinder temperature gauge 87. Cylinder temperature throw-over switch 88. Starting fuel contents gauge 89. Cruise fuel contents gauge 90. Cruise fuel transfer switch 91. Clock 92. Starting fuel transfer switch 93. Oil contents gauge 94. Starter switches 95. Suction and pressure gauges for undercarriage de-icing and gyro devices 96. Injection valve press buttons 97. Hydraulic systems pressure gauge 98.

Although one of his own engines had suffered damage from a Lewis gunner, in his final pass Jope attacked from astern again and scored a lucky hit near the 3in AA gun with his last bomb. The spreading fire soon detonated some of the ready-use ammunition, which caused the blaze to rage out of control. With his bombs expended and one engine knocked out, Jope reported the burning ship’s position and headed for home. Shortly after Jope departed, the passengers and crew were forced to abandon the vessel.

Around 1000hrs on November 15, a Condor found the inbound convoy SL 53, which had a particularly weak escort of one elderly destroyer and a single AMC. The Condor singled out the 9,333-ton passenger steamer Apapa and boldly executed a “Swedish turnip” attack from the port side at a height of 50m, scoring one solid bomb hit which destroyed the engines and set the cargo on fire. The escorts succeeded in rescuing most of the passengers before the vessel broke in two and sank. All told, KG 40 was able to mount ten successful anti-shipping strikes in Irish waters in November that sank six ships and damaged seven.

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