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by Urs Heßling
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Providentia/Fortunato Pio/San Romolo
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Providentia/Fortunato Pio/San Romolo

hi, Providentia (139 GRT/?) was bombed and sunk by German Ju-87 planes 14/7/40 at 49-55N 09-12W. No survivors. I voice my doubts whether a ship in the open sea south of Ireland and approximately 250 nm distant from the next German (near Brest) airfield was sunk by Ju 87 ... possibly Ju 88 ? greeting...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Black Sea 1915
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: Black Sea 1915

hi,

From 5th to 9th March. the Russian Black Sea Fleet conducted a full scale raid with all available ships (battleships, cruisers, destroyers) against the Ottoman Black sea coast, especially Zonguldak.

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Tue May 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Penylan
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: HMS Penylan

hi, British destroyer Penylan was torpedoed and sunk by S.115 in the English Channel 3/12/42 while escorting convoy PW-257. The convoy was composed by 7 merchants escorted by 2 escort destroyers, 5 trawlers and 3 ML motor launches. I'm trying to identify those ships: Merchants: Isac (2385 GRT/26), G...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Medway 30/6/42
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: HMS Medway 30/6/42

hi,
Brian Corijn wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Exmoor
Thanks to this piece of information, I - being an e-boat specialist - realized for the first time that there were two of them in WW II, the first being sunk on Feb 25, 1941, by the German S 30

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Towy
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: HMS Towy

hi,

the FFS names with the spelling errors RENOUCULE for RENONCULE and ROSELEYS for ROSELYS.

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Trinidad casualties
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: HMS Trinidad casualties

hi,
Jordi Comas wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:54 pm
On 15 May 1942 was sunk by German bombers in the Arctic.
As far as I remember, she was severely damaged by Ju 88`s on May, 14, and scuttled by MATCHLESS the next day

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Force H in Battle of Calabria
Replies: 2
Views: 5112

Re: Force H in Battle of Calabria

hi, Some sources also mention Foresight and Keppel...........is this right? according to http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4007-20JUL01.htm, those two departed from Gibraltar - after the action off Calabria - to escort the tow with the torpedoed destroyer ESCORT back to Gibraltar (but ESCORT sank)...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Trawler Donna Nook WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 4635

Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

DONNA NOOK, hired trawler, .... Served in WW2 . Lost in action with German E-boats off Shipwash on 25 September 1943, she sank after colliding with HMT "Stella Rigel" while manoeuvring to rescue survivors of HMT "Franc Tireur", which had been torpedoed "S 96" (lost, too, after collision with "ML 14...
by Urs Heßling
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Tetrarch
Replies: 8
Views: 8886

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: 8886

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: 8886

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: 6238

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: 10
Views: 11578

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: 12535

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