Ship Forum :
Norwegian Merchant Fleet WW II | 100 Most Recent Ship Forum Postings | Forum Tips
Re: Chisone
Posted by: David Asprey (IP Logged)
Date: February 24, 2002 03:06AM

The name of this Italian naval cable-layer was GIASONE, not CHISONE, and was not the vessel attacked by the Free-French submarine CASABLANCA.

The GIASONE was taken by the Germans at Genoa on the capitulation of Italy. K R Haigh's "Cableships and Submarine Cables" (London 1968) says that she was found at Marseille and taken over by the French. (She was only built in 1941 as a replacement for the previous GIASONE, which was sunk by a mine on 4 Oct 1940 between Trapani and Pantellaria)

Bertrand Daubigny also notes CHISONE as an Italian freighter - see

Subject Written By Posted
  Chisone Axel van Eesbeeck 02/17/2002 11:30AM
  Re: Chisone Theodor Dorgeist 02/17/2002 12:34PM
  Re: Chisone David Asprey 02/24/2002 03:06AM
  Re: Chisone Axel van Eesbeeck 02/24/2002 07:42AM
  Re: Chisone Theodor Dorgeist 02/24/2002 02:00PM

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.