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by geosub1978
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Urge
Replies: 6
Views: 13070

Re: HMS Urge

It is easy to develop a theory for a war incident when the facts cannot be cross-checked easily even from those who have pure and good intentions because so many of us just read and reproduce as sometimes this is just what we want or maybe some facts are nice to believe! Meanwhile an initial investi...
by geosub1978
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1
Replies: 2
Views: 8158

Re: GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1

You are right that initialy they were based on the hydrophones widely. This is the reason why they used to detect their targets when the AoB had beed overshooted. The navies with no submarine experience from the WW1 era, such as the USN, had the same approach to that matter during the early stages o...
by geosub1978
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Versilia
Replies: 1
Views: 6390

Versilia

Hi! Do you believe that this ship: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?159150 could be this one with its former name??? https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-samsung&biw=320&bih=452&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=dampfer+hansa&oq=dampfer+hansa&aqs=mobile-gws-lite..0l5#imgrc=ABPrE0wJR-3h5M%3A I know it's ...
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Armed escort trawlers
Replies: 4
Views: 9568

Re: Armed escort trawlers

I always use THE HUNTERS/HUNTED as a first reference which would lead me to a more detailed book. If I find anything there I will revert!
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1
Replies: 2
Views: 8158

GREEK SUBMARINE CONTACTS 1

Mr Platon you are right! Thank you very much for you comprehensive replies and excuse me for the wrong mentioned year dates due to the quick typing. The San Jiovanni port was a very low traffic port indeed! However, due to the first fruitless patrols the Greek/British Command had concluded that the ...
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Armed escort trawlers
Replies: 4
Views: 9568

Re: Armed escort trawlers

Generaly: In the beggining, the mid Atlantic escorts were mainly ad-hoc V an W class WWI era destroyers with armed trawlers reinforcing the escort up to the edges of the Western Approaches. The escorts used to exchange in three succesive zones: Western Approaches/Iceland/Newfoundland. Expect formati...
by geosub1978
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: COLOMBIE
Replies: 2
Views: 7904

Re: COLOMBIE

Excellent!!!Thanks!
by geosub1978
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: COLOMBIE
Replies: 2
Views: 7904

COLOMBIE

Hi!
Has anyone ever heard about a Vichy troop transport called COLOMBIE? It is said that it used to operate in the Mediterranean in 1941-1942 but I can`t find anything relevant!
Thank you!
by geosub1978
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: unknown steamer
Replies: 10
Views: 18097

Re: unknown steamer

The letter on the funnel which declares the company is a P or an F as well By the way, take a look at this ship... https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?184088 Apart from the open post above the bridge (which could be added at a later time) they are almost the same. As you can see its previous name wa...
by geosub1978
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: unknown steamer
Replies: 10
Views: 18097

Re: unknown steamer

The rivet bolts are hardly visible which made me think that it was a 20s construction!
by geosub1978
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: TANKER ARSIA
Replies: 11
Views: 19081

Re: TANKER ARSIA

Perfect! Impresive! I have just the "La difesa del traffico con l'Albania, la Grecia e l'Egeo" which I consider reliable to a great extent though incomplete... I just put the order for the Corinth Canal at last. I have been skirting around that book since I was studying the torpedoing of HELLEE. I h...
by geosub1978
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: TANKER ARSIA
Replies: 11
Views: 19081

Re: TANKER ARSIA

If there is a mistake of one day forward in the italian book, these ships could also be the aux.cruiser ZARA and the auxiliary KRETA (ex Ile de Beauté) from Patra to Dardanells. Rallis identified the escort as a destoyer, though the small AOB could be misleading. The Pontinia is an excellent candida...
by geosub1978
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: MERKUR HORST PAUL
Replies: 0
Views: 16302

MERKUR HORST PAUL

Well in the chroniks of the war in the Aegean there is a frequent reference about the ships MERKUR/HORST/PAUL but the evidence of their type are quite mixed. The facts are that the MERKUR/HORST where identical of 212brt while PAUL 200brt. The HORST/PAUL where sunk by torpedo boats on 8 October 1944 ...
by geosub1978
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: HMS Triton
Replies: 5
Views: 11991

Re: HMS Triton

by geosub1978
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: TANKER ARSIA
Replies: 11
Views: 19081

Re: TANKER ARSIA

As I see this place is an endless source of information, so I grab the chance to ask if there is a way to establish the identity of a merchant ship which submarine NIREFS met in the KAFIREAS straight on 20th July 1942 (not on 19th when it met the hospital ship SICILIA). The submarine didn't attack b...