Sinking of Norwegian BENJAMIN FRANKLIN on 19.02.1941
Posted by: Platon Alexiades
Date: September 03, 2014 05:26PM
On the morning of 21.02.1941, the Italian submarine BARBARIGO (C.C. Giulio Ghiglieri) came across a raft with seven Norwegian survivors. Exact position is not recorded but she was near 58°25' N, 16°55' W. I believe these were survivors from BENJAMIN FRANKLIN sunk by U-103 on 19.02.1941. The Italian submarine gave them two boxes of biscuits and thus perhaps saved their lives as I believe these were seven men that were picked up by HMS PIMPERNEL on 26.02.1941.
As the encounter with the Italian submarine is not recorded on the BENJAMIN FRANKLIN page in this web site, I thought I might point it. Perhaps it is recorded elsewhere?