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by Platon Alexiades
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Wreck of Italian submarine Giovanni Bausan/HMS Regent
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Wreck of Italian submarine Giovanni Bausan/HMS Regent

The Barletta wreck previously reported to have been HMS Regent has been examined by Italian divers led by Fabio Bisciotti on Sunday 28th June. It has now been identified as the Italian submarine Giovanni Bausan which was converted as the oil depot G.R.S.251 and used as a target by the Allied Air For...
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Hasty
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: HMS Hasty

Hi Jordi, I have not seen the HMS Hotspur report. It is not included in the Vigorous file but the HMS Hasty proceedings is there and it appears that she was sunk probably around 0600 hours. At 0530 hours, Lt. Cdr Austen made a signal of distress and shortly after HMS Hotspur arrived and managed to t...
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Olympus
Replies: 6
Views: 8585

Re: HMS Olympus

Hello Darius,

Leading Stoker Stanley JONES who I mentioned before is actually listed in ADM 358/3967.

Best regards,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Olympus
Replies: 6
Views: 8585

Re: HMS Olympus

Dear Andrzej, It is possible that Jones was erroneously believed to have been aboard and later removed from the list of passengers. In any case he did not testify at the board of inquiry which seems to confirm that he was not present. Because of the confusing situation at Malta in those days when th...
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Olympus
Replies: 6
Views: 8585

Re: HMS Olympus

Hi Jordi,

There were 98 on board, only 9 survived (a document shows a tenth survivor Leading Stoker Stanley JONES but this possibly is an error).

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 14 June 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 9063

Re: 14 June 1940

Hi Jordi and Darius, The mines mentioned in Darius postings were laid by the Italian submarine Pietro Micca in the early hours of 12 June. Pietro Micca heard distant explosions at 1923 (2023 local time) on 13 June 1940 which appears to have been related to the attack by HMAS Voyager which started de...
by Platon Alexiades
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 14 June 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 9063

Re: 14 June 1940

Hi Jordi, This A/S attack is not well documented. The only mention of it is the Cunningham's diary. The HMS Liverpool log does not mention it except for flying off a seaplane for A/S patrol presumably to hunt this submarine. HMS Nubian attacked a contact with depth charges and some time later HMS Il...
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 8213

Re: HMS Tetrarch

Hi Urs,

If you can remember the questions, please let me know again.

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 8213

Re: HMS Tetrarch

Hi Urs,

What is the 0,5%? :)

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 8213

Re: HMS Tetrarch

Hi Urs, Regarding your interest in S-boats operations, the same individual who claimed to have found HMS Tetrarch also claimed to have found S 35 a few miles from Tabarka. I wonder what is your view on this story? My views are that this is also a hoax as S 35 was lost north of Ras El Doukara (or Ras...
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 8213

Re: HMS Tetrarch

Hi Jordi, Regretfully, the claim that HMS Tetrarch was found off Tabarka is just a hoax (so are all the other claims that the same author made, i.e. that he found 8 or 9 submarine wrecks in the same spot without providing a single proof). HMS Tetrarch was probably mined off Sicily as her route seems...
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Umpire
Replies: 6
Views: 6570

Re: HMS Umpire

Happy New Year Jordi and the other members of this forum.

HMS Umpire collided with Peter Hendriks at 0030 hours on 19 July 1941.

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 6574

Re: 2020

Happy New Year to Siri, her family and all the members of this forum!

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Force D during the Battle of Calabria
Replies: 8
Views: 8876

Re: Force D during the Battle of Calabria

Hi Jordi, I may be wrong but I think there is an error of interpretation. I do not think that Force D was a separate force but was probably intended to be made from destroyers selected from Forces A, B and C. Cunningham wrote that he intended to detach four or five destroyers on the afternoon of 9th...
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Force D during the Battle of Calabria
Replies: 8
Views: 8876

Re: Force D during the Battle of Calabria

Hi Jordi,

I am curious to learn your sources and how you came to this conclusion.

Best regards,

Platon