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by Platon Alexiades
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943

Dear Ralph,

Many thanks for these additional details. They are very much appreciated.

All the best,

Platon
by Platon Alexiades
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943

Dear Peter, I am equally delighted to hear from you! Many thanks for your comments. I have not read Bert Cooper's book. Is it still available? I note a couple of minor errors in the account you quoted: 1. The action actually took place on the night of 12/13 July. Reports can be found in ADM199/541 a...
by Platon Alexiades
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943

Dear Ken, Richard and "Admin", Many thanks for the testimony of Ken and for your input. Ken: it is interesting to note that your boat fired a torpedo but missed. Did you notice if the other boats also fired torpedoes? How was the submarine sunk? By depth-charges? I have no precise information on the...
by Platon Alexiades
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943

Dear Ken, I am thrilled to hear from a participant in the action! I have done extensive research in the Italian archives and I am inclined to believe that the submarine was Flutto . She had sailed from Bonifacio at dawn on 10th July and was directed to attack the Allied invasion forces off Catania. ...
by Platon Alexiades
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Actions & Operations
Topic: Action off Catania on 11th July 1943
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Action off Catania on 11th July 1943

Hello, I am looking for a report about the action of MTB-640 , MTB-651 and MTB-67 0 (32nd MTB Flotilla, Lt. R.R. Smith) on 11th July 1943. They attacked an enemy submarine (probably the Italian Flutto ) off Catania and may have sunk it. The MTBs suffered seventeen casualties. Extensive search at the...

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