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by geosub1978
Tue May 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Yugoslav SPASILAC
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Yugoslav SPASILAC

According to Platon's book, in mid April 1943, the Instancabile was busy, together with the tug Tennax , in salvaging the oiler Marie Maersk which had been sunk in Piraeus in April 1941. It was during that period (1 April 1943) that Instancabile detected by Katsonis entering Milos bay together with ...
by geosub1978
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Convoy AT.36
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Convoy AT.36

The ships of that convoy were:
DELPHINIUM,  PRIMULA,  SNAPDRAGON,  FAREHAM,  ERIDGE, BEAUFORT,  FIRMAMENT.

They departed from Alexandria on 31/3 at 12:31. No merchants sailed with them.

May I ask what you are after?
by geosub1978
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Yugoslav SPASILAC
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Yugoslav SPASILAC

It was active in the Aegean. Eg in March 1943 it was sighted by submarine Katsonis at long distance entering Milos together with other two tugs.If I find anything more I will post.
by geosub1978
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Dead reckoning device?
Replies: 0
Views: 2661

Dead reckoning device?

Hello!

Does anyone know whether the ww2 british and italian submarines were equipped with a dead reckoning device such as the US dead reackoning tracer?

Thank you!
by geosub1978
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Action of Delfino vs Helli, 15th August 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

Re: Action of Delfino vs Helli, 15th August 1940

Here is the damaged breakwater and the Hellee burning
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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: 6054

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: 11908

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: 11908

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: 11908

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: 15875

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: 12953

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: 8100

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: 6355

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: 9501

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: 8100

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 ...