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by Platon Alexiades
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: TANKER ARSIA
Replies: 11
Views: 17153

Re: TANKER ARSIA

The target sighted at 0953/20 July may have been the Italian Pontinia (715 GRT) escorted by the torpedo-boat Cassiopea but this does not quite match the description given by Lt. Cdr. Rallis as they were on a trip from Heraklion to Piraeus where they arrived at 1350/20 July. Rallis seems to indicate ...
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Triton
Replies: 5
Views: 10997

Re: HMS Triton

Hi Jordi, HMS Triton probably hit a mine. Exactly where is the question as there were several minefields in the area she operated. She apparently torpedoed the Olimpia as is reported in various sources but the escorting destroyer Riboty does not appear to have carried a counter-attack. The torpedo-b...
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Regulus
Replies: 2
Views: 6235

Re: HMS Regulus

Hi Jordi,

I have not seen any Italian claim to have sunk a submarine at the time of HMS Regulus loss. She was probably mined.

Best regards,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Uj.111
Replies: 3
Views: 7381

Re: Uj.111

Hi Jordi,

I believe the name was ALEMANIA.

Best regards,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: TANKER ARSIA
Replies: 11
Views: 17153

Re: TANKER ARSIA

Dear Francesco,

Many thanks!

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: TANKER ARSIA
Replies: 11
Views: 17153

Re: TANKER ARSIA

At 1320/10 September, Papanicolis sighted a convoy described as an 8000 ton tanker and two escorts coming from the westward 5 miles east of Piskopi, range was over 10,000 yards and the submarine tried to close but the convoy passed at about 4,000 metres and torpedoes were not fired. Commander Spanid...
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Undine
Replies: 2
Views: 6424

Re: HMS Undine

Hi Jordi,

My sources (German and British) give thirty (30).

Best regards,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Bittern
Replies: 4
Views: 11677

Re: Bittern

Hi Jordi, On 30 April from 0930 hours under almost continuous air attacks by JU 87 (3/StG 1) in groups of 3 and 9. Finally hit by bomb at 1544 and set afire. Eight wounded (no deaths). HMS CARLISLE took 130 survivors and HMS JANUS torpedoed the wreck at 1629, she sank in 100 fathoms. Best regards, P...
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: CA Gorizia
Replies: 10
Views: 22821

Re: CA Gorizia

They were Wellington bombers. I do not know the number. Sorry.

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: CA Gorizia
Replies: 10
Views: 22821

Re: CA Gorizia

Hi Jordi and Darius, The RAF raid on Naples of 20 November 1941 caused no casualties or damage to Regia Marina personnel and vessels. You are probably thinking of the raid on Messina on 21 November 1941 when two bombs fell on the quay next to Gorizia and caused about 200 small holes from fragments o...
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Antonio Pigafetta
Replies: 2
Views: 8484

Re: Antonio Pigafetta

Hi Jordi,

Attack carried out at 1750 hours in 37°12.2' N, 10°55.3' E, one bomb missed her by 10-12 metres on the port side near the aft torpedo tubes. Some damage but no casualties reported. Hermes and Pancaldo were unhurt.

Best regards,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: italian NORGE and PEUCETA
Replies: 4
Views: 10861

Re: italian NORGE and PEUCETA

Hi Kurt, There were no specific rules. Usually the largest ship was mentioned or the leading escort vessel and this was very elastic. In the case of the convoy you mentioned, the Supermarina Diary initially refers to it cites the name of Vega (the escort vessel) to list the attack, then refers to it...
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: italian NORGE and PEUCETA
Replies: 4
Views: 10861

Re: italian NORGE and PEUCETA

Hi Kurt, The Italian Navy did not formally name the convoys with a few exceptions. They were usually referred by the name of the leading escort (example: Tarigo convoy) or one of the freighters and (rarely) by a code name (example: "Beta" convoy for the Duisburg convoy of November 1941 or "Aprilia" ...
by Platon Alexiades
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: German Minesweeper M 6
Replies: 3
Views: 9821

Re: German Minesweeper M 6

Hi Jan-Olof, Minefield "HG" could well have accounted for the loss of M 6. It was laid by Manxman and Welshman at 2300/21 October in a triangle between: 1. 47°40' N, 03°40' W 2. 47°20' N, 03°35' W 3. 47°32' N, 04°05' W The centre of M 6's Quadrat position is slightly outside the triangle but in thes...
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Loss of ALFIERI 30/7/1943
Replies: 2
Views: 8379

Re: Loss of ALFIERI 30/7/1943

Hello Urs,

The 30 July attack was made up by eight Beaufighters of 39 Squadron (RAF), four carrying torpedoes and four acting as anti-flak (the Italians mentioned seven aircraft). The attack on the previous day was also made by Beaufighters but apparently from another squadron.

Best regards,

Platon