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by de domenico
Mon May 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian schooner Rosa Madre
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

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: 1063

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: 2127

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: 1038

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: 2812

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: 1362

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: 3548

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: 2246

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: 2445

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.
by de domenico
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Adige/Maria/Carlo/LaMora/DaniloB.
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Re: Adige/Maria/Carlo/LaMora/DaniloB.

MARIA, a cargo steamer of 440 or 548 grt, built in 1903 (launch 26.3.1903 compl. 4.1903) as CAMERONIAN by the Blyth SB & DD Co. at Cowpen Quay for F.B. Cameron of London, in 1908 ALGOL for R.H. Penney & Sons of Shoreham, in 1923 MARIA for Gennaro Malinconico & Co. of Torre del Greco, from 1940 owner...
by de domenico
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: ship Franz Alchring
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: ship Franz Alchring

Could it be FRANZ OHLROGGE ? Completed 6.1917 by E. J. Smit at Hoogezand as the Dutch cargo ship SOESTERBERG of 481 grt, in 1917 Norwegian KRISTOFA then in 1920 JO, in 1928 ORION for the Atlantic-Rhederei GmbH of Hamburg, in 1938 FRANZ OHLROGGE for Karl Gross of Bremen/Brake, in 1939 lengthened, 647...
by de domenico
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Admiral Stark Evacuation convoy from Vladivostok
Replies: 7
Views: 3746

Re: Admiral Stark Evacuation convoy from Vladivostok

REZVYY was the name of an old torpedo-boat of the Baltic Fleet, ex VORON, 220 or 240 tons, built 1898-1901 at St. Petersburg, into Finnish hands 1918 as S-4, in 1922 again REZVYY, broken up 1925. ZAISHCTNIK (?!) was the name of a Baltic Fleet minesweeper, 190 tons, built 1915-17, also into Finnish h...
by de domenico
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Requisitioned Trawler Vascama
Replies: 3
Views: 7548

Re: Requisitioned Trawler Vascama

On October 8, 1943, British forces landed in the Azores, including the Horta (Faial island) roadstead to be used as a naval base Four RN trawlers were lent to the Portuguese Navy just then, to reinforce their patrol forces of the archipelago. U-boat.net says the loan was for "territorial waters patr...
by de domenico
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: motorship ELISSAVET
Replies: 3
Views: 8294

Re: motorship ELISSAVET

Byron Tesapsides' "Die Kriegsmarine in der Aegaeis im II. WK 1941-1944", page 135, has an ELISSAVET (no tonnage given) in Hafenamt Piraeus' list as no. 227, 10.43 at Saloniki, 4.44 with the 4.TransportFlottille, 1.4.44 Unternehmen "Loewe", resupplying of Leros.
by de domenico
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Italian ships in Souda, September 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 7299

Re: Italian ships in Souda, September 1943

According to Groener vol. 2, 1999, MS 42 and MS 43 were taken in Piraeus, MS 44 and 46 in Chamia (sic for La Canea, I suppose).