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Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944
Posted by: de domenico (IP Logged)
Date: March 02, 2014 02:30PM

LEDA, ex LEOPARDI, completed 6.9.1943 by the CN del Quarnaro at Fiume, 4,573 grt, for the SAN Tirrenia, was captured 11.9.1943 by S 33 and S 61 while southbound from Fiume with Italian troops on board. Renamed LEDA 23.11.1943 for the Mittelmeer Reederei GmbH. While in convoy on 2 Feb. 1944 NE of Amorgos with TA 14, TA 15 and TA 16, she was by sunk by British fighter-bombers, which also damaged TA 14 ex TURBINE.
See [www.wlb-stuttgart.de]

LEOPARDI/LEDA had previously carried 3,700 Italian prisoners from Leros on 17 Dec. 1943 (USMM "Attivitą dopo l'armistizio - Avvenimenti in Egeo", 1957).



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2014 02:39PM by de domenico.



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  Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 LColombo 03/02/2014 08:43AM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 Urs Hessling 03/02/2014 09:42AM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 LColombo 03/02/2014 09:58AM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 Urs Hessling 03/02/2014 10:12AM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 Aris 03/02/2014 10:55AM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 Aris 03/02/2014 11:13AM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 Alain 03/02/2014 11:27AM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 LColombo 03/02/2014 02:13PM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 de domenico 03/02/2014 02:30PM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 LColombo 03/02/2014 02:48PM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 de domenico 03/02/2014 03:36PM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 Michail Michailakis 03/09/2014 05:53PM
  Re: Sinking of ships carrying Italian prisoners in the Aegean, 1943-1944 crolick 03/10/2014 04:00PM


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