Allied order of battle for Operation Mascot

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This article provides an order of battle for the Allied forces involved in the Operation Mascot attack on the German battleship Tirpitz on 17 July 1944.

Home Fleet forces dispatched[edit]

The attack force comprised the following ships and Fleet Air Arm units:[1][2][3][4]

Strike force[edit]

The strike force launched in the early hours of 17 July comprised the following units:[3]

  • No. 8 Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Wing (21 Barracudas)
  • No. 9 Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Wing (23 Barracudas)
  • 1770 Naval Air Squadron (12 Fireflys)
  • 1840 Naval Air Squadron (20 Hellcats)
  • 1841 Naval Air Squadron (18 Corsairs)


  1. ^ Roskill (1961), p. 156
  2. ^ Brown (1968), p. 40
  3. ^ a b Brown (1977), p. 36 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Brown_1977_36" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Admiralty War Diaries of World War 2: Home Fleet - July to August 1944". Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
Works consulted
  • Brown, J.D. (1968). Carrier Operations in World War II : Volume One - The Royal Navy. London: Ian Allen. 
  • Brown, David (1977). Tirpitz: The Floating Fortress. London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 0853683417. 
  • Roskill, S.W. (1961). The War at Sea 1939–1945. Volume III: The Offensive Part II. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. OCLC 59005418. 
  • Tactical, Torpedo and Staff Duties Division (Historical Section) (2012) [1944]. "Naval Aircraft Attack on the Tirpitz (Operation 'Tungsten') 3 April 1944". In Bennett, G.H. Hunting Tirpitz: Naval Operations Against Bismarck's Sister Ship. Plymouth, United Kingdom: University of Plymouth Press. pp. 133–177. ISBN 9781841023106.