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by Platon Alexiades
Mon May 17, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine Lafolé
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Submarine Lafolé

Hi Jordi,

HMS Greyhound.

Best regards,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Sat May 15, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: CONVOY GREECE 2 OCTOBER 1944
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: CONVOY GREECE 2 OCTOBER 1944

Hello George and Jan-Olof, At the time of Curie 's attack (2104/2) the convoy consisted of Zar Ferdinand and Berta escorted by TA-18 and the patrol vessels GD-97 and GK-92 . Both transports were carrying a total of 1,177 troops. UJ-2102 and UJ-2144 had sailed from Saloniki at 1815/2 and were ordered...
by Platon Alexiades
Sun May 09, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge

The Malta Times has also published an article today: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/confirmed-wreck-off-malta-is-the-submarine-sunk-in-1942.870478 I have attached a 3D image of the wreck. The resolution is not great but I expect the University of Malta will release better ones in the near fu...
by Platon Alexiades
Sat May 08, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge

Hi Siri, Does this work better for you? https://www.tvm.com.mt/en/news/exclusive-new-footage-confirms-hms-urge-is-the-submarine-outside-grand-harbour/ If it does not work, it is possible because their web page is updated every day with other news. I will try to find out if I can get the original pag...
by Platon Alexiades
Fri May 07, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge

Hello Jan-Olof,

My work is not limited to the BETASOM submarines but encompass all Italian submarines of WW2. The publication is presently delayed by circumstances beyond my control. I am hopeful these will be soon solved. Thank you for your interest.

Best regards,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Wed May 05, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge

Hello, Last week, divers led by Professor Timmy Gambin of the University of Malta carefully examined the wreck found in 2019 and identified it positively as HMS Urge. They took videos and photos and obtained details missed during the ROV inspection of 2019. A 3-D image will be produced in time. At t...
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941

Hello Jan-Olof, Many thanks for the suggestion. I have the book. It is usually very detailed but seems silent on the action of 19.08.1941 which is very frustrating! It is probable that the same units that attacked Tobruk on 17.08.1941 carried the attack two days later. Of course, we have no absolute...
by Platon Alexiades
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941

Dear Francesco,

Thank you for your reply. I have the book. One of the survivors, described the attack as made by four Junkers 88 (I think quite different from Ju 87). I was wondering if more details were known (unit and pilots involved as Fliegerführer Afrika is rather vague).

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941
Replies: 4
Views: 756

HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941

Hello, I am interested in the story of the armed whaler HMS Thorbryn (ex Norwegian). The warsailors page is not very detailed. I have a few info collected from the C. in C. Med War Diaries and the casualties in ADM358 but little else. Some sources mention that she was sunk by fourteen Ju 87. A survi...
by Platon Alexiades
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Mysterious sinking on 10 June 1943 and submarine Brin
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Mysterious sinking on 10 June 1943 and submarine Brin

Hello Andrzej, Darius, Phil and Thorsten, Many thanks to you all for your input. Yes, it does seem that the HMS Wishart's story is probably bogus. She probably confused torpedo exploding at the end of their run for a victim. Perhaps if someone can unearth the G.T.X.2 convoy report, the story can be ...
by Platon Alexiades
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Mysterious sinking on 10 June 1943 and submarine Brin
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Mysterious sinking on 10 June 1943 and submarine Brin

Hello, At 2210B/10 June 1943, HMS Wishart escorting convoy G.T.X.2 (a mixed convoy from Algiers to five different destination in Malta, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt) reported an unnamed ship torpedoed in 36°58' N, 05°51' E (NE of Djedjelli). The tug Empire Gnome was sent from Bougie to assist but appare...
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Mincemeat
Replies: 8
Views: 3115

Re: Operation Mincemeat

Hi Jordi and Brian, I second Brian's views on the naval history net site. Although it is a very interesting, it contains many mistakes. I am not trying to belittle those who created the site as it is inevitable that errors will occur considering the amount of data it has. It would be interesting to ...
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British submarine Seal 19.4.40
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: British submarine Seal 19.4.40

Hello Jan-Olof and friends,

HMS Seal sighted what appeared to be a torpedo track at 1020 hours on 18th April 1940 (not the 19th) in 57°10' N, 00°20' E (source ADM199/1840).

The "attack" is certainly bogus as no German U-boats (or S-boats) operated in this area at that time.
All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Spartivento
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

Re: Battle of Spartivento

Hi Jordi & al, Extracted from my book on Italian submarine operations (compiled from various sources): The force was divided in three groups: Force B: the battlecruiser Renown (flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir James F. Somerville, Force H), the aircraft carrier Ark Royal, the light cruisers Sheffield an...
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Tripe
Replies: 8
Views: 2786

Re: Operation Tripe

Hi Jordi and Thorsten, 1. HMS Barham was at Alexandria during the whole operation as she required repairs due to a serious feed tank leak. Sources: ADM199/387 and log ADM53/111552 (log). 2. The Naval-History-net is obviously in error. There was no Operation C, the operation's name was TRIPE and it w...