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by Urs Heßling
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: British submarine wrecks off Le Havre
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: British submarine wrecks off Le Havre

hi,
Platon Alexiades wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:50 pm
It does not seem to have been a WW1 submarine either. I suspect that the wreck was something else.
admittedly a VERY slight possibility : https://www.uboat.net/wwi/boats/?boat=UB+26 ?

greetings, Urs
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: 1957

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: 913

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: 4115

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: 4115

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: 1969

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: 3075

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: 2873

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: 4575

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: 5256

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: 4375

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: 3197

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: 5467

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: 2650

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: 6256

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)...