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Re: Italian Alfieri
Posted by: Platon Alexiades (IP Logged)
Date: March 05, 2019 06:25AM

Hello Jordi,

Alfieri was on passage from Milazzo to Naples via Messina. She was escorted by the torpedo-boat Pallade and M/ss.51 and MS.61 when,in position 4005' N, 1442' E, she was attacked by fourteen torpedo-bombers at 1259/29 July, disabled by a torpedo hit in the engine room and abandoned. Pallade was damaged by machine-gun fire and had 14 wounded (5 seriously).

The three escorting vessels were short of fuel (Pallade reached Naples with only 5 tons of fuel left) and left the scene after picking up the crew of Alfieri. They were relieved by the corvettes Euterpe and Gabbiano (they left Naples at 1635/29 July) and the tug Ciclope which took Alfieri in tow but at 1640/30 July, in position 350 - Punta Licosa - 5.5 miles, she was again attacked by seven torpedo-bombers. She was hit by a torpedo on her port side and sank, Euterpe was machine-gunned and damaged.

I do not have any information on the casualties suffered (if any) by Alfieri and Euterpe.

Best regards,

Platon



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