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by Platon Alexiades
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Sunfish / V-1
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: HMS Sunfish / V-1

Hi Jordi, The aircraft pilot reported sighting the submarine at 0810B. The attack must have occurred in the minutes that followed. The initial position was given as 64°34' N, 01°16' W which was about 82 miles east of V.1's route. This meant that the submarine could have been enemy as bombing restric...
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1942
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1942

Hi John, Unfortunately, the submarine reports reveal nothing on extra activities beyond the date and time of arrivals and departures at Lerwick. Sorry I cannot assist on that. Please note that the patrol numbers for FFS Minerve and Junon listed in my text are those from the time after they arrived i...
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1942
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1942

Hi John, FFS Junon: Sailed from Scapa at 0800/6 March 1942 for 3rd patrol off Fro Havet returned to Lerwick at 1045/20 March. Sailed from Lerwick at 0800/21 and arrived Dundee at 0500/23 March for repairs. Sailed from Dundee at 1450/28 August for 4th patrol off Sognefjord and returned to Lerwick at ...
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1942
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1942

Hi John, I am starting with FFS Minerve (I have anticipated your demand for 1943 and added it as it was short). Others will follow: FFS Minerve: Sailed from Dundee at 1300/10 February 1942 and arrived at Lerwick at 0915/14 February (delayed by bad weather). Sailed from Lerwick at 1700/18 February fo...
by Platon Alexiades
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1941
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Submarine Visits Lerwick 1941

Hi John, FFS Minerve arrived at Lerwick at 1400 hours on 4/9/1941 from a patrol off Sognefjord (her fifth under British control). She sailed from Lerwick at 1400/16/9/1941 for her sixth patrol (off Frojsjoen Fjord). On completion of this patrol, she proceeded directly to Dundee for repairs and arriv...
by Platon Alexiades
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Shetland Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Shetland Bus

Hi Platon, Many thanks for your interesting comments and observations. I had also thought that the most likely explanation for these unnamed arrivals were submarines already in port slipping out and back having been on exercise off Lerwick so it’s reassuring to have a second opinion. As you obvious...
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Shetland Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Shetland Bus

Hi John, The search in my database drew a blank for the period 14-16 March 1942. I do not claim it is perfect as corrections are being made on a daily basis! I checked British, French, Dutch, Norwegian and Soviet submarines, A few observations: Two submarines were at Lerwick at that time: HMS Tuna: ...
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Shetland Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Shetland Bus

I may be able to help as far as submarines stopping at Lerwick if you can provide the dates for these 4 entries.

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Action of Delfino vs Helli, 15th August 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

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

Dear Francesco,

Many thanks for the added details. There is a fragment of one of the torpedoes fired by Delfino at the Piraeus Naval Museum.

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Action of Delfino vs Helli, 15th August 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

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

Hello Fabrizio,

After firing a single torpedo at the light cruiser Helle, Delfino also fired a single torpedo at the passenger ships Elsi (1,433 GRT, 1891) and Esperos (1,461 GRT, 1918). but missed.

Best regards,

Platon
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: 2783

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: 1355

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: 9352

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: 9352

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: 9352

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