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by Urs Heßling
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: HMS Tetrarch

hi, Platon
Platon Alexiades wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:41 pm
What is the 0,5%?
Good question :D
AFAIR, we had a two minor disagreement which 3rd flottilla boats laid mines where and when off Malta in April, 1942, and off North Africa in March to May, 1943

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: HMS Tetrarch

hi, Platon,
Platon Alexiades wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:23 pm
I wonder what is your view on this story?
I agree with you (as in 99,5 % of all cases :) )

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: HMS Tetrarch

hi,
Platon Alexiades wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:52 pm
A minefield was laid there in late April 1943
a minor supplement by an E-boat enthusiast : in the night April 29/30, by S 33, S 36 and S 57 of 3rd flottilla

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: AMC California
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Re: AMC California

hi, British armed merchant cruiser California was damaged in the English Channel by German airplanes on 26 March 1942. 1. The position given places the location of attack in the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_George%27s_Channel 2. I have severe doubts that a vulnerable seaplane like the He 115 was...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Esk - HMS Ivanhoe Casualties
Replies: 7
Views: 7106

Re: HMS Esk - HMS Ivanhoe Casualties

hi, Jordi,

according to http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4008-21AUG02.htm, your numbers are correct. The text says furthermore "Only two crew from ESK were rescued by British ships."

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: german Blockadreunner HERMES
Replies: 3
Views: 9594

Re: german Blockadreunner HERMES

hi,

I think that it is reasonable to presume that she was proceeding towards Bordeaux, like all other blockade runners

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Doggerbank, mined January 19, 1918
Replies: 3
Views: 7936

Re: Doggerbank, mined January 19, 1918

hi, according to Gröner, Doggerbank was one of a series of steamers named after the first ship Otto Fricke . They were built from 1914 to 1921, Doggerbank presumably in 1915, at Seebeck shipyard, Geestemünde Tonnage for the ships differed slightly between 231 and 242 BRT, no specifics are given for ...
by Urs Heßling
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: CA Gorizia
Replies: 10
Views: 19272

Re: CA Gorizia

hi,

addendum : RAF Wellington squadrons 40 and 104 were stationed at Malta in the last quarter of 1941

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Komet sinking
Replies: 3
Views: 8989

Re: Komet sinking

hi, Jordi, the sources I know mention 15 caualties without according these to specific boats. Apparently, T 4 , T 14 and T 19 suffered from "Friendly Fire" by KOMET's 20 mm guns (before she sank), the most prominent victim being the SO 3rd T-flotilla (Flottillenchef) KKpt Hans Wilcke, on the bridge ...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Another minefield question
Replies: 2
Views: 6187

Re: Another minefield question

hello, Jan-Olof,

according to http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4110-37OCT02.htm , the mines were laid off St. Valery-en-Caux. That would be slightly more to the East, in BF 37

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: German Minesweeper M 6
Replies: 3
Views: 8001

Re: German Minesweeper M 6

hi, Gröner's "Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945", Vol. 2, p. 175, gives the loss position as 47°18' N, 04°20' E (!) where the eastern longitude is an obvious error. The position 47°18' N, 04°20' W would be, however, outside of the triangle given by Platon (I presume from "British Mining Operatio...
by Urs Heßling
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Loss of ALFIERI 30/7/1943
Replies: 2
Views: 6889

Re: Loss of ALFIERI 30/7/1943

hi, Platon,

thank you very much, nothing less I expected from you ;)

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: WELCOME BACK!
Replies: 18
Views: 33710

Re: WELCOME BACK!

hello, Siri,

I'm glad to see the forum up and running again. Thank you so much for your work and endurance.

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Loss of ALFIERI 30/7/1943
Replies: 2
Views: 6889

Loss of ALFIERI 30/7/1943

hi,

a follow-on question to Jordi's ALFIERI-thread from 3/3/2019 (now in the read-only-section)

Which unit (FAA, RAF ?) belonged the torpedo bombers to (in both attacks) ?

Thank you, Urs