Re: Turkish REFAH sunk 23-6-41
Posted by: Platon Alexiades
Date: February 16, 2006 08:15PM
Hello Urs and Rainer (and Jan-Olof!),
I had the opportunity to check the patrol report of ONDINA last Spring. There was a slight problem since the Italian Official History mentioned the date of her attack as 2133/20 June and Turkish reports indicated that she sank on 23 June. In fact the patrol report indicated the correct date was in fact 23 June. Although the night was dark, the vessel was reported illuminated and flying the Turkish flag. At 2130 ONDINA fired 2 bow torpedoes (tubes 3 & 4) but missed ahead, she turned and at 2133/23 fired a single stern torpedo (tube 7) and registered a direct hit after 47 seconds. A second detonation was attributed to the boilers exploding. The vessel sank at about 2200.