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by Urs Heßling
Tue May 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Confirmation that the Malta wreck is HMS Urge

hi,

some additional info shown on Forum Marinearchiv: the war diary and the track chart of 3. S-Flottille

https://www.forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/i ... n.html#new

the minelaying took place on the south-westerly course between 02:17 and 02:34 hrs

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Tue May 11, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Lever
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Operation Lever

hi, Jordi, to add to the confusion, u-boat.net mentions nine DDs only F.A.A. attack on the Dunkerque, 6 July 1940. Meanwhile ‘Force H’ sailed from Gibraltar at 2000/5. They first proceeded westwards but turned to the east at 2200 hours and proceeded at 22 knots towards Oran. ’Force H’ was now made u...
by Urs Heßling
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Style 1942
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Re: Operation Style 1942

moin, Thorsten
thank you :)

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Operation Style 1942
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Re: Operation Style 1942

hi,

according to the Chronik des Seekriegs, there was a second sortie of EAGLE and escorts on June, 9, to fly off Spitfires to Malta, the first (June, 3) w/o Partridge, the second (June, 9) with Partridge

Was that sortie still part of STYLE or did it have an own code name ?

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: FREELANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: FREELANCE

hi,

apparently, no, see http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/170830.htm

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1884

Re: 2021

hello, Siri,

thanky you and I wish you, the crew and all members continuous health and all the best !
by Urs Heßling
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Battle of Cape Passero
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Re: Battle of Cape Passero

hi, Jordi,

according to https://www.wlb-stuttgart.de/seekrieg/chronik.htm, it was CA York

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Providentia/Fortunato Pio/San Romolo
Replies: 7
Views: 3416

Re: Providentia/Fortunato Pio/San Romolo

hi, Providentia (139 GRT/?) was bombed and sunk by German Ju-87 planes 14/7/40 at 49-55N 09-12W. No survivors. I voice my doubts whether a ship in the open sea south of Ireland and approximately 250 nm distant from the next German (near Brest) airfield was sunk by Ju 87 ... possibly Ju 88 ? greeting...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Black Sea 1915
Replies: 12
Views: 3691

Re: Black Sea 1915

hi,

From 5th to 9th March. the Russian Black Sea Fleet conducted a full scale raid with all available ships (battleships, cruisers, destroyers) against the Ottoman Black sea coast, especially Zonguldak.

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Tue May 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Penylan
Replies: 4
Views: 3519

Re: HMS Penylan

hi, British destroyer Penylan was torpedoed and sunk by S.115 in the English Channel 3/12/42 while escorting convoy PW-257. The convoy was composed by 7 merchants escorted by 2 escort destroyers, 5 trawlers and 3 ML motor launches. I'm trying to identify those ships: Merchants: Isac (2385 GRT/26), G...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Medway 30/6/42
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Re: HMS Medway 30/6/42

hi,
Brian Corijn wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Exmoor
Thanks to this piece of information, I - being an e-boat specialist - realized for the first time that there were two of them in WW II, the first being sunk on Feb 25, 1941, by the German S 30

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Towy
Replies: 7
Views: 4202

Re: HMS Towy

hi,

the FFS names with the spelling errors RENOUCULE for RENONCULE and ROSELEYS for ROSELYS.

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Trinidad casualties
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Re: HMS Trinidad casualties

hi,
Jordi Comas wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:54 pm
On 15 May 1942 was sunk by German bombers in the Arctic.
As far as I remember, she was severely damaged by Ju 88`s on May, 14, and scuttled by MATCHLESS the next day

greetings, Urs
by Urs Heßling
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Force H in Battle of Calabria
Replies: 2
Views: 5793

Re: Force H in Battle of Calabria

hi, Some sources also mention Foresight and Keppel...........is this right? according to http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4007-20JUL01.htm, those two departed from Gibraltar - after the action off Calabria - to escort the tow with the torpedoed destroyer ESCORT back to Gibraltar (but ESCORT sank)...
by Urs Heßling
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Trawler Donna Nook WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 5722

Re: Trawler Donna Nook WW1

DONNA NOOK, hired trawler, .... Served in WW2 . Lost in action with German E-boats off Shipwash on 25 September 1943, she sank after colliding with HMT "Stella Rigel" while manoeuvring to rescue survivors of HMT "Franc Tireur", which had been torpedoed "S 96" (lost, too, after collision with "ML 14...