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by Jordi Comas
Tue May 17, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Cape Passero
Replies: 0
Views: 9310

Battle of Cape Passero

Hi all, I'm trying to know what British ships formed the British squadron engaged in an artillery duel against an Italian torpedo boat- destroyer flotilla early in the morning on 12 October 1940: Light cruiser Ajax heavily damaged Italian destroyer Artigliere, (finished by HMS York in the morning), ...
by Jordi Comas
Sun Feb 13, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Suda Bay 26 March 1941
Replies: 2
Views: 6632

Re: Suda Bay 26 March 1941

Thank you,

Don't worry
I knew it,

Regards
by Jordi Comas
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945
Replies: 5
Views: 3093

Re: Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945

Hi all, From Register of Merchant Ships nuilt in 1883: 601. NEWBURGH (iron) US P/Beam 1,053 New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway Co., New York 193.5 x 36.0 F Ward, Stanton & Co., Newburgh, N.Y. 130262 85 - West Shore Railroad Co., New York [New York Central Railway] 10 - Erie Railroad Co., New Yor...
by Jordi Comas
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

Re: RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940

Thank you Platon!

Petrella seems to be at Port Said
Clydefield departed Port Said on 6 June 1940 and arrived at Aden on 12 June 1940

Regards
by Jordi Comas
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940

Hi all, Some RFA tankers were in Alexandria (12) and Gibraltar (6) when Italy joined the war on 11 June 1940: This is my list but I don't know if that is correct or not: Alexandria: Pass of Balmaha, Brambleleaf, Cherryleaf, Olna, Petrella, British Union, Duffield, Marie Maersk, Clydefield, War Krish...
by Jordi Comas
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian Human Torpedo attack on Alexandria Dec 1941
Replies: 13
Views: 6422

Re: Italian Human Torpedo attack on Alexandria Dec 1941

Sorry!

And all of you guys!!! Good 2022!!!
by Jordi Comas
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian Human Torpedo attack on Alexandria Dec 1941
Replies: 13
Views: 6422

Re: Italian Human Torpedo attack on Alexandria Dec 1941

Good work Platon!

Best wishes for this year!
by Jordi Comas
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Thank you again Platon,

That makes a force of 15 Italian DD in the battle not 14 DD as many sources say.

Regards
by Jordi Comas
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Hi all again,

DD Libeccio also took part in this battle but I wonder which Squadron joined: 1st Battleship Squadron, 1st Cruiser Division or 3rd Cruiser Division?

Thank you very much
Jordi
by Jordi Comas
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Hi again,

If you look at battle honours during Batlle of Spartivento you can see the following ships:

https://www.naval-history.net/xGM-aContents.htm

Hereward, Diamond, Defender, Greyhound, Gallant, Vidette: All of the have battle honours for this battle but Griffin not.

Regards
by Jordi Comas
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Thank you Brian,

More confussing news!

Regards
by Jordi Comas
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Sure Platon,

It's a pity!

I think DD Vidette was all the time with convoy but independent from Force F because Force F had to head towards Malta but Vidette not. She had to return to Gibraltar. But after entering in the Mediterranean she's not mentioned any more.

Thank you very much again

Regards
by Jordi Comas
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Hi Platon, Thank you one more time, My reflexions about this subject are the followings: DD Duncan sailed first with Force F to reinforce the convoy during the passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and then joined Force B to join back with Force F during the battle. DD Griffin could'nt have been w...
by Jordi Comas
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Sorry,

CA Berwick, not DD
by Jordi Comas
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 16
Views: 10773

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Hi again, From Battle Summary no.9 Operation “Collar”: Force “B" BC Renown, CV Ark Royal, CLs Sheffield, Despatch, DDs Faulknor, Firedrake, Forester, Fury, Wishart, Encounter, Kelvin, Jaguar Force "F" CLs Manchester, Southampton, DDs Duncan, Hotspur, Vidette, CTs Peony, Salvia, Gloxinia, Hyacinth Fo...