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HMS Triton

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:41 pm
by Jordi Comas
Hi all,

Is there any explanation for the loss of British submarine Triton in December 1940 in the Strait of Otranto?

It seems that she was lost by a mine but...........

Thank you very much
Jordi

Re: HMS Triton

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 am
by phil morgan
Greetings Jordi

If you are fishing around, the following site may be of some use to you:

https://www.rnsubmusfriends.org.uk/hezl ... apter7.htm

Good hunting
Phil

Re: HMS Triton

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:03 pm
by geosub1978

Re: HMS Triton

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:24 pm
by Darius
phil morgan wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 am
Greetings Jordi

If you are fishing around, the following site may be of some use to you:

https://www.rnsubmusfriends.org.uk/hezl ... apter7.htm

Good hunting
Phil

Thank you Phil for this link - I wasn´t aware on this reference book beeing online!

Regards

Darius

Re: HMS Triton

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:17 pm
by Platon Alexiades
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-boat Castelfidardo and MAS 512 sailed from Brindisi shortly after to assist Olimpia but without making any A/S attack. Other MAS boats of the 23rd Flotilla based at Otranto carried a sweep but, to my knowledge at least, failed to report anything. In late afternoon the torpedo-boats Altair and Andromeda were sailed from Brindisi to carry out an A/S sweep but made no claims. The report that she was possibly a victim of the torpedo-boat Clio on 18th December as listed in http://www.naval-history.net is an error. Clio was at Trapani at the time and carried no such attack.

Best regards,

Platon

Re: HMS Triton

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:40 pm
by Jordi Comas
Thank you guys!

Regards