Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

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jan-olof
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Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

Post by jan-olof » Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:18 pm

Hello,

I see on Platon's excellent pages on uboat.net, i.e https://uboat.net/italian_submarines/boats/91 that the date of loss is given as October 8th, 1940 but most other sources on the net, e.g. HMA, Chronik des Seekrieges, www.naval-history.net etc gives the date as the 6th.

I suspect that Platons information is correct but just wanted to make sure.

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Jan-Olof
Platon Alexiades
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Re: Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

Post by Platon Alexiades » Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:32 pm

Hello Jan-Olof,

My data of 8 October 1940 is correct. I have a copy of the Tricheco's report.
I do not know the source of the error in Chronik Des Seekrieges and others. Sometime one makes an error and others just copy it and then it becomes widely accepted.

Many thanks for checking!

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Platon
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t-geronimo
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Re: Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

Post by t-geronimo » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:03 pm

Where in HMA is the wrong date listed? We will correct it. :-)
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Re: Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

Post by jan-olof » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:27 pm

Hello Platon and Thorsten,

Thanks Platon for clearing this up.

Thorsten, I looked at this page: https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... 468&lang=1

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Re: Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

Post by t-geronimo » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:29 pm

Many thanks, I will forward it to Thomas.

Edit: Thomas was faster and has already corrected the date.
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Re: Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

Post by Platon Alexiades » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:15 pm

Hello Thorsten,

The site Chronik Des Seekrieges still has the date in error and incidentally the name of Tricheco's Commanding Officer was Avogadro di Cerrione (not Cerricone).

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Re: Loss of Italian submarine Gemma

Post by t-geronimo » Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:05 pm

I forwarded it to Thomas Weis.
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