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by de domenico
Sat Nov 05, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ASTI ex MELETIOS VENETSANOS
Replies: 9
Views: 11231

Re: ASTI ex MELETIOS VENETSANOS

I have from Historisches Marine-Archiv (by Dimitris Galon) that MELETIOS VENETZIANOS ex SIA ex RIO JAMARY (owned since 1931 by Patroklos Venetzianos of Piraeus) sank in 1941 due to war damage. She was probably later salved and repaired. On 20.2.1943 confiscated by the Italian government in Marseille...
by de domenico
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ms HELMUT
Replies: 2
Views: 4233

Re: ms HELMUT

She was a motor-schooner according to Byron Tesapsides.
by de domenico
Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Tilos attack
Replies: 6
Views: 6332

Re: Tilos attack

SEERAEUBER was the former Dutch NOVATIE, 184 grt. There is also a VERA, 1,854 grt, ex Italian VESTA, 3.7.43 torpedoed West of Leros by HMS TRIDENT, 14.7.43 towed to Piraeus, 9.10.1944 scuttled as a blockship in the Corinth Channel, and a VERA GIOIA, 258 grt, ex Italian, a motor-schooner sunk with ES...
by de domenico
Thu Mar 17, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Sinfra???
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

Re: Sinfra???

SINFRA, 4,470 grt, sailed from Souda Bay for Piraeus in the evening of 18 Oct. 1943, with 300 Germans and 2,300 Italians on board. Sunk during the night with bombs and torpedoes by aircraft. 182 Germans, 539 Italians and 13 Greeks were rescued, 2,200 people were lost.
by de domenico
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian Human Torpedo attack on Alexandria Dec 1941
Replies: 13
Views: 6427

Re: Italian Human Torpedo attack on Alexandria Dec 1941

I am very sorry to learn that the book on Italian submarines will not be seeing the light (too many pages, I suspect). You could very well, however, publish a small contribution on the subject (e.g. a single submarine or a pair) on the next AIDMEN Bollettino for 2022... I must confess I'm an interes...
by de domenico
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: MIRANDA
Replies: 2
Views: 2605

Re: MIRANDA

March 1940 in French convoy 39.XS Verdon to Casablanca August 1943 in convoy MKS.21 Alexandria to Benghazi August 1943 in convoy MKS.23 Alexandria to Tripoli September/October 1943 in convoy UGS.17 Malta to Haifa November to December 1943 in convoys TX.7 (Nov.) and 11 (Dec.) Tripoli to Alexandria De...
by de domenico
Mon May 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian schooner Rosa Madre
Replies: 6
Views: 6437

Re: Italian schooner Rosa Madre

ROSA MADRE R 164 of 39 grt/1937, a fishing motorschooner (motoveliero) was sunk with gunfire by HMS SICKLE on 18.7.1943 7 n.m. ESE of Gorgona island (off Leghorn) ROSA MADRE B 504, of 25 grt/1937, a fishing motorschooner (ketch), was sunk in Genoa by air raid after 8.9.1943 ROSA MADRE II B 667, of 2...
by de domenico
Mon May 17, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: CONVOY GREECE 2 OCTOBER 1944
Replies: 6
Views: 6777

Re: CONVOY GREECE 2 OCTOBER 1944

According to (a mix of) Reinhart Schmelzkopf, Byron Tesapsides and Brouard-Mercier-Saibène BERTA (with or without an H), 1,810 grt/Oct. 1922, built in Rotterdam as TRENT, was since 1934 BACCHUS of Soflumar, Rouen, under DTM control since 18 Nov. 1939. She was ceded to the Kriegsmarine on 25 Dec. 194...
by de domenico
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Spanish tug RIO TURIA
Replies: 6
Views: 6074

Re: Spanish tug RIO TURIA

One of five ships found sunk in Cartagena harbour at its occupation by Nationalist forces at the end of the Civil War. Later raised. The others were JOVEN PURA, POETA AROLAS, JULIO CASCIARO, VICENTE FERRER.
by de domenico
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941
Replies: 4
Views: 4490

Re: HMS Thorbryn sunk 19.08.1941

Alberto Santoni and Francesco Mattesini, in their well known "La partecipazione tedesca alla guerra aeronavale nel Mediterraneo (1940-1945)", old edition 1980, mention 14 Ju 87s of Fliegerfuehrer Afrika sinking off Tobruk THORBRYN and LCT-12.
by de domenico
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Allied ships at Yalta
Replies: 0
Views: 10454

Allied ships at Yalta

For the Yalta Conference in February, 1945 a US naval contingent was made up of fleet flagship AGC 5 CATOCTIN, as communications and headquarters ship, in which President Roosevelt spent one night just after the end of the Conference. There were also the Liberty ship WILLIAM BLOUNT, which brought to...
by de domenico
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Cia de Nav. Vizcaya
Replies: 4
Views: 4666

Re: Cia de Nav. Vizcaya

In July 1936 the Compania de Navegaciòn Vizcaya of Bilbao owned the old coaler ABANDO, 2,206 grt & 2,704 dwt, which remained in the Republican zone at the start of the civil war and completed at least a trip to Ijmuiden and back to Bilbao with a cargo of minerals, then made more trips among the Cant...
by de domenico
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ancient ERIDANO, Bari 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 6760

Re: ancient ERIDANO, Bari 1943

Thanks Aris for noting the possible connection with that dreadful air raid. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_on_Bari I wonder whether there are Italian sources that cover that from the civilian population point of view? There is "Poisonous Inferno. World War II Tragedy at Bari Harbour" by Geo...
by de domenico
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Action of Delfino vs Helli, 15th August 1940
Replies: 6
Views: 6162

Re: Action of Delfino vs Helli, 15th August 1940

The two passenger ships had brought thousands of Greek pilgrims to the sanctuary at Tinos island for the religious festivity of the Dormition of Theotokos (Saint Mary's, August 15) and HELLI was their escort. This is usually glossed over by the Italian sources, for obvious reasons.
by de domenico
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Formigny
Replies: 5
Views: 6082

Re: Formigny

From the Arnold Hague convoy database I gather that FORMIGNY went unescorted from the Clyde (where she had been since 19 Dec. 1943) to Liverpool on 26/29 July 1944 and from Liverpool to Cardiff on 22/24 Jan. 1945, so she was presumably scrapped there.