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by jan-olof
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Franc Tireur GY 1041
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Franc Tireur GY 1041

Hello Trevor: 24.– 30.9.1943 Nordsee Minenunternehmen »Probestück« der 2., 4., 6. und 8. S-Flottille mit 29 Booten in der Nacht 24./25.9. vor Harwich und Orfordness. Es werden 120 Minen geworfen. Bei Gefechten versenkt S 96 (Lt.z. Sander) den brit. Trawler Franctireur, wird aber selbst vom brit. ML ...
by jan-olof
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine or tuna attack on Oct. 2nd, 1940
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Submarine or tuna attack on Oct. 2nd, 1940

Hello Darius and Platon,

I suspect we need access to a more detailed KTB, if such a thing exists, in order to figure this one out.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine or tuna attack on Oct. 2nd, 1940
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Submarine or tuna attack on Oct. 2nd, 1940

Hello Platon,

many thanks for the quick reply. It occurred to me that the KTB entry omitted important information, the square was AN 6897 but perhaps that doesn't change anything :)

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Submarine or tuna attack on Oct. 2nd, 1940
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Submarine or tuna attack on Oct. 2nd, 1940

On the above date the following report came in from the 3rd Mine Sweeping Flottilla:

Does this message refer to a real sub attack (from H 49 ?) or was the crew of M 16 mistaken.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British submarine wrecks off Le Havre
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: British submarine wrecks off Le Havre

Hello Platon,

sorry for the late reply.

Yes, it is indeed strange that the Germans doesn't seem to have investigated this further, at least there is no mention of that in the KTB from which I took the message.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British submarine wrecks off Le Havre
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: British submarine wrecks off Le Havre

Hello again,

The reason for my question is that I stumbled upon this message:

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British submarine wrecks off Le Havre
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

British submarine wrecks off Le Havre

Hello,

I'm wondering how many British submarines were lost off Le Havre, personally I only know of one, i.e. D-3, lost in March 1918. Could there be more British subs lost in this area and if so which ones?

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: French tug COSTAUD
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: French tug COSTAUD

Hello David,

in an old document, which I received from Theo many years ago, the date of loss is given as September 16th, 1944. The cause given is gesprengt, selbstversenkt.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Florinha & Lindinha
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Florinha & Lindinha

Hello Martin, I can only offer a couple of tidbits: 21 December 1941: Departs Canton in convoy escorting seized Panamanian cargo ship FLORINHA (later HOKUREI MARU) and tug LINDINHA (later SANA MARU). The convoy arrives at Hainan Bay later that day at 2210. http://www.combinedfleet.com/Tosho_t.htm Th...
by jan-olof
Fri May 28, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian schooner Rosa Madre
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: Italian schooner Rosa Madre

Hello Platon, an excellent find, many thanks. Looking through the intercepts a bit more revealed this: 5945 KC/S TOO 1312 T O I 1316/31/12/43 FROM: NAVAL HARBOURMASTER BENEDETTO TO: 'SM' DISTRIBUTION ' ROSA MADRE ' IS LYING ALMOST ENTIRELY SUBMERGED 150 METRES FROM THE SHORE, 2 KILOMETRES NORTH OF P...
by jan-olof
Tue May 25, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: What happened to Vorpostenboot V 6517

Hello Igor,

thank you very much for this information.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Tue May 25, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Sinking of Finnish steamer Jussi H. by submarine S-13 12.9.42
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: Sinking of Finnish steamer Jussi H. by submarine S-13 12.9.42

Hello Igor,

many thanks for clearing this up.

Best regards,

Jan-Olof
by jan-olof
Tue May 25, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian schooner Rosa Madre
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: Italian schooner Rosa Madre

Hello Platon and Francesco, many thanks, once again, for the excellent information that you both provide. It struck me that although sources differ as to her fate they are remarkably consistent wrt date and location. So after some searching the following information revealed itself: 5945KC/S T O O 0...
by jan-olof
Sun May 23, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian schooner Rosa Madre
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Italian schooner Rosa Madre

The next question, where I have ambiguities in my sources, concerns the Rosa Madre (built 1923, 137 tons). In my copy of Navi Perdute (1952). it is written (if my translation is correct ...). (Lost) January 1st, 1944. Porto San Giorgio (cause unknown). In the 1997 version it says that she was sunk o...
by jan-olof
Sat May 22, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian steamer Zeffiro
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Italian steamer Zeffiro

Hello Platon,

Thanks yet again, another ambiguity cleared up.

I agree that it is strange that Navi Mercantili Perdute contains so many errors. I could post many questions wrt that and perhaps I will :)

Best regards,

Jan-Olof