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I don’t know how much more detail is necessary for an encyclopaedia article; the link given and the books cited for reference are good for a blow by blow account for any who wish that.Xyl 54 08:07, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008
Article reassessed and graded as start class. --dashiellx (talk) 12:26, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Could someone clarify the chronology and meaning of the following passage:
Michel sailed on 20 March 1942 under the command of FK (later KzS) Helmuth von Ruckteschell ...
Michel grounded at the attempt to run through the Channel and had to return but managed to reach the Atlantic on 20 March after a second try. Thereby on 14/15 March the cruiser and the escorts were repeatedly attacked by British forces, without success.
I’ve reworded this
"Some sources incorrectly credit the Michel with the sinking of the freighter Reynolds on November 2 1942. This 5,113-ton British ship was in fact sunk on October 31 1942 - by the U-504 (Korvettenkapitän Fritz Poske)"
The sources given here (Muggenthaler, Schmalenbach) which say Reynolds was sunk by Michel are reliable, so if some other source says different, it should (at best) be recorded in a “some say.. but others say�? format; there’s no “incorrectly�? or “in fact�? about it. Xyl 54 (talk) 01:58, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
PS I've added a note to the U-504 page about this, for completeness.Xyl 54 (talk) 02:15, 2 June 2010 (UTC)