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by Platon Alexiades
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 14 June 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 9530

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: 9530

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: 8974

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: 8974

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: 8974

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: 8974

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: 6981

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: 6995

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: 9207

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: 9207

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
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: AMC Comorin
Replies: 2
Views: 4403

Re: AMC Comorin

Hi Jordi, AMC HMS Comorin caught fire in a boiler room at 1400/6 April 1941 in 54°34' N, 21°20' W and had to be abandoned at 2359/6. She was torpedoed by HMS Broke (not Lincoln ) who reported that she had 179 survivors (including her captain) and that Lincoln had rescued 121 men and Glenearthen anot...
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Huntley
Replies: 4
Views: 5515

Re: HMS Huntley

The gunboat HMS Ladybird which was at Sollum at the time was sent to investigate the beaching of Sollum (just a coincidence in names!). I do not know if she was also sent to pick up the survivors of HMS Huntley . It is possible also that the survivors just took to the lifeboats and reached land by t...
by Platon Alexiades
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Huntley
Replies: 4
Views: 5515

Re: HMS Huntley

Hi Jordi, HMS Huntley was sent (presumably from Alexandria) to relieve the minesweeper HMS Stoke which had lost her minesweeping gear while detonating mines off Tobruk. She was torpedoed, bombed and machine-gunned by aircraft at 1800/31 January 1941 and was sunk about 30 miles west of Mersa Matruh. ...
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: PESCARA???
Replies: 6
Views: 10912

Re: PESCARA???

Hi Georgios, I happened to have seen her file at the USMM so this is a bit lucky as I have taken some notes and also some info of the Lloyd Registry. Pescara (1048 GRT) was ex-Stanisas, ex-Ucayali and ex-Paris. Built in 1898 by Wood, Skinner & Co., Newcastle. Length: 75.07 m, Width: 9.8 m, speed 8 k...
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Urge
Replies: 6
Views: 11969

Re: HMS Urge

Thank you Georgios. From the start it was evident to me that the Libya claim was false. The research was done in the Kew, Washington (for German records) and Rome Archives. The most relevant records for the search were found at the Ufficio Storico Della Marina Militare in Rome. I would like to take ...