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Re: Mine barrage Rorqual
Posted by: Urs Hessling (IP Logged)
Date: October 09, 2012 11:32PM


de domenico
The formula used by Rohwer "RORQUAL reported one torpedo attack after the minelaying sortie which resulted in the sinking of the TICINO" reminds me of the well-known Delphi oracle motto "ibis, redibis(,) non(,) morieris bello": "you will depart, you will return (not), you will (not) die in war" . What resulted in the sinking, the torpedo attack or the minelaying sortie?

and, using the normal meaning of "report" in a naval logbook, you might as well read it as "RORQUAL reported one torpedo attack [on itself]" ...
Normally, you donīt "report" an own attack.

greetings, Urs

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  Re: Verde - Ticino de domenico 10/07/2012 11:23PM
  Re: Verde - Ticino Comas 10/08/2012 12:18AM
  Re: Mine barrage Rorqual T.W. 10/08/2012 12:22PM
  Re: Mine barrage Rorqual de domenico 10/08/2012 02:58PM
  Re: Mine barrage Rorqual Platon Alexiades 10/08/2012 04:05PM
  Re: Mine barrage Rorqual Platon Alexiades 10/10/2012 06:01AM
  Re: Mine barrage Rorqual de domenico 10/10/2012 08:41AM
  Re: Sinking of CHINOTTO T.W. 10/09/2012 09:00PM
  Re: Mine barrage Rorqual Urs Hessling 10/09/2012 11:32PM
  Re: Verde - Ticino T.W. 10/11/2012 12:34PM

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