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by Platon Alexiades
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Bittern
Replies: 4
Views: 11832

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: 23185

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: 23185

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: 8701

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: 11020

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: 11020

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: 10024

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: 8525

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
by Platon Alexiades
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: WELCOME BACK!
Replies: 18
Views: 41946

Re: WELCOME BACK!

Hi Siri,

I am glad the forum is back and look forward to lively exchanges!

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Find Old Shipmates Forum
Topic: Where are all the old forum posts?
Replies: 2
Views: 26839

Re: Where are all the old forum posts?

Hi Siri and Konrad,

Many thanks! I am glad things will be going back to normal and look forward to future exchanges.

With my best wishes,

Platon Alexiades