Operation Brandy

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Operation Brandy was a raid on Florø, Norway by British Commandos and Motor Torpedo Boats during the Second World War.[1] The raid in the evening of 14. March[2] 1943, consisted of two Norwegian Motor Torpedo Boats (MTB 619 and MTB 631) and seven men from No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando and No.12 Commando. The German steamer Optima (1249 grt) was torpedoed and sunk; another ship struck a mine laid by the MTBs.[3] MTB 631 ran aground and had to be abandoned.


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Coordinates: 61°36′07″N 5°01′45″E / 61.6019°N 5.0292°E / 61.6019; 5.0292