Battle of Cape Passero

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Jordi Comas
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Battle of Cape Passero

Post by Jordi Comas » Tue May 17, 2022 5:15 pm

Hi all,

I'm trying to know what British ships formed the British squadron engaged in an artillery duel against an Italian torpedo boat- destroyer flotilla early in the morning on 12 October 1940:

Light cruiser Ajax heavily damaged Italian destroyer Artigliere, (finished by HMS York in the morning), and sank torpedo boats Ariel and Airone during the action.

Ajax was part of a British Squadron that also included cruisers York, Orion and Sydney and destroyers Mohawk and Nubian. I don't know if destroyers Janus, Juno were also in this squadron, that's is the question, or were with the battle fleet.

Thank you very much
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