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  1. The X class was a World War II midget submarine class built for the Royal Navy during 1943-44

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  2. This type of midget submarine was portrayed in the 1955 war film, Above Us the Waves, featuring John Mills, which was based on both Operation Source, and the earlier Chariot attacks on the Tirpitz

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  3. Known individually as X-Craft, the vessels were designed to be towed to their intended area of operations by a full-size 'mother' submarine - (usually one of the T class or S class) - with a passage crew on board, the operational crew being transferr

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  4. Once the attack was over, the X-Craft would rendezvous with the towing submarine and then be towed home

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  5. Range was limited primarily by the endurance and determination of their crews, but was thought to be up to 14 days in the craft or 1,500 miles (2,400 km) distance after suitable training

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