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by geosub1978
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: German shipping movements in 1939
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: German shipping movements in 1939

Maybe one of Geirr H. Haarr's books?
by geosub1978
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: PESCARA???
Replies: 6
Views: 3604

Re: PESCARA???

Gentlemen, according to your descriptions we have found out that this was the ship that RHN KATSONIS met on 29th December 1941 in the Gulf of Drin in the Adriatic. The attack had been advancing well, untill minutes before firing when the target zigged towards the submarine and there was no time for ...
by geosub1978
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: PESCARA???
Replies: 6
Views: 3604

Re: PESCARA???

That's why I don`t use to trust the listed information! Do you have any ex-name maybe to look for a photo?

Thanks for the info!!!
by geosub1978
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: PESCARA???
Replies: 6
Views: 3604

PESCARA???

Google books "World War II Sea War, Vol 10" we read:
21 Spetember 1943: Α mine sunk the Italian steamer PESCARA (1048GRT) at Torre del Greco, Italy.

There is no other reference of this ship in the web. Does anyone have something more about PESCARA maybe?

Thank you!
George
by geosub1978
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: A good german construction
Replies: 0
Views: 2246

A good german construction

This is TOMKO in 2013 maybe still in service.
https://imgur.com/OpvCddY

It is the 1937 river motorship with auxiliary sailing GESINE which remained in the Aegean after WWII just like this one.
https://imgur.com/eW7BZ0E
by geosub1978
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Urge
Replies: 6
Views: 4315

Re: HMS Urge

It is easy to develop a theory for a war incident when the facts cannot be cross-checked easily even from those who have pure and good intentions because so many of us just read and reproduce as sometimes this is just what we want or maybe some facts are nice to believe! Meanwhile an initial investi...
by geosub1978
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1
Replies: 2
Views: 3425

Re: GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1

You are right that initialy they were based on the hydrophones widely. This is the reason why they used to detect their targets when the AoB had beed overshooted. The navies with no submarine experience from the WW1 era, such as the USN, had the same approach to that matter during the early stages o...
by geosub1978
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Versilia
Replies: 1
Views: 2814

Versilia

Hi! Do you believe that this ship: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?159150 could be this one with its former name??? https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-samsung&biw=320&bih=452&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=dampfer+hansa&oq=dampfer+hansa&aqs=mobile-gws-lite..0l5#imgrc=ABPrE0wJR-3h5M%3A I know it's ...
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Armed escort trawlers
Replies: 4
Views: 3865

Re: Armed escort trawlers

I always use THE HUNTERS/HUNTED as a first reference which would lead me to a more detailed book. If I find anything there I will revert!
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1
Replies: 2
Views: 3425

GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1

Mr Platon you are right! Thank you very much for you comprehensive replies and excuse me for the wrong mentioned year dates due to the quick typing. The San Jiovanni port was a very low traffic port indeed! However, due to the first fruitless patrols the Greek/British Command had concluded that the ...
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Armed escort trawlers
Replies: 4
Views: 3865

Re: Armed escort trawlers

Generaly: In the beggining, the mid Atlantic escorts were mainly ad-hoc V an W class WWI era destroyers with armed trawlers reinforcing the escort up to the edges of the Western Approaches. The escorts used to exchange in three succesive zones: Western Approaches/Iceland/Newfoundland. Expect formati...
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: COLOMBIE
Replies: 2
Views: 3281

Re: COLOMBIE

Excellent!!!Thanks!
by geosub1978
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: COLOMBIE
Replies: 2
Views: 3281

COLOMBIE

Hi!
Has anyone ever heard about a Vichy troop transport called COLOMBIE? It is said that it used to operate in the Mediterranean in 1941-1942 but I can`t find anything relevant!
Thank you!
by geosub1978
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: unknown steamer
Replies: 10
Views: 6584

Re: unknown steamer

The letter on the funnel which declares the company is a P or an F as well By the way, take a look at this ship... https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?184088 Apart from the open post above the bridge (which could be added at a later time) they are almost the same. As you can see its previous name wa...
by geosub1978
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: unknown steamer
Replies: 10
Views: 6584

Re: unknown steamer

The rivet bolts are hardly visible which made me think that it was a 20s construction!