CA Gorizia

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Jordi Comas
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CA Gorizia

Post by Jordi Comas » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:25 pm

Hi all,

Italian heavy cruiser Gorizia suffered some casualties during an air ARF raid over Naples on 20/11/41.

Any more details like what sort of airplanes attacked the Italian base and number of them, number of casualties on board Gorizia or anything else?

Thank you very much
Jordi
Darius
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Darius » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:33 am

Hello Jordi,

all I have from Admirality War Diary:
20.11.1941:
Night 19/20. [...] 17 Wellingtons operated {from Malta}. [...] 5 Mark II over Naples, 1925 to 0145 hours hits area Railway Station, two 4000 lb. bombs near marshalling yard and Gasworks.[...]
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Darius
Jordi Comas
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Jordi Comas » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:41 am

Thank you Darius!

No reference about casualties?

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Darius
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Darius » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:52 pm

Hello Jordi,

sorry, I´ve noting about it in my archive.

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Darius
Jordi Comas
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Jordi Comas » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:58 pm

Thank you anyway,

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Platon Alexiades
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Platon Alexiades » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:03 pm

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 on her port side. There were two killed and nineteen wounded (one killed and eight or nine wounded belonged to the cruiser, the remainder from shore personnel). This did not prevent Gorizia from leaving on a mission the same evening.

Best regards,

Platon
Jordi Comas
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Jordi Comas » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:09 pm

Thank you Platon!

Do you know what sort of airplanes and number of them attacked Messina that day?

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Platon Alexiades
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Platon Alexiades » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:17 pm

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

Platon
Jordi Comas
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Jordi Comas » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:41 pm

Thank you Platon.

Looking in the net I found that they were 4 Wellingtons

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Urs Heßling
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Urs Heßling » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:45 pm

hi,

addendum : RAF Wellington squadrons 40 and 104 were stationed at Malta in the last quarter of 1941

greetings, Urs
Jordi Comas
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Re: CA Gorizia

Post by Jordi Comas » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:54 pm

Thank you Urs!

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