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Re: HMS Kipling
Posted by: francesco mattesini ()
Date: December 05, 2014 10:31AM

Sinking of HMS KIPLING

Mentre, con altri tre cacciatorpediniere della 14a Flottiglia della Mediterranean Fleet (Jervis, Jackal e Lively) rientrava ad Alessandria dal fallito tentativo di intercettare un convoglio italiano diretto a Bengasi, nel pomeriggio dell’11 maggio il Kipling 1942 venne più volte attaccato da aerei da bombardamento tedeschi del X Fliegerkorps. Una prima incursione, portata alle 16.30 da quattordici Ju. 88 del 1° Gruppo del 1° Stormo Sperimentale (I./LG.1) decollati da Heraklion (Creta), era stata fatale al cacciatorpediniere Lively, che fu colpito e affondato. Successivamente avevano attaccato, senza alcun esito, nove Ju. 88 del 2° Gruppo del 1° Stormo Sperimentale (II./LG.1), decollati da Eleusis (Atene), al comando del capitano Gerhard Kollewe. Infine, verso le ore 20.00, durante un’ultima incursione di undici Ju 88 del I./L.G.1 (capitano pilota Joachim Helbig) – tornati all’attacco dopo l’affondamento del Lively e dopo aver svolto un rapido rifornimento ad Iraklion – il Kipling (capitano di fregata Aubrey St Clair-Ford) fu colpito in pieno assieme al Jackal ed affondò nello spazio di dieci minuti in lat. 32°28’N, long. 26°20’E, a circa 90 miglia da Marsa Matruch. A colpire e ad affondare il Kipling erano state le bombe sganciate dal velivolo pilotato dal capitano Helbig. Sopravvissero, raccolti dal Jervis, 221 uomini su un equipaggio di 250. Anche il Jackal affondò.

Sinking of HMS KIPLING

While, with three other destroyers of the 14th Flotilla Mediterranean Fleet (Jervis, Jackal and Lively) fell to Alexandria from the failed attempt to intercept an Italian convoy bound for Benghazi, in the afternoon of 11 May 1942 Kipling was repeatedly attacked by aircraft German bombardment of X Fliegerkorps. A first raid, carried 16.30 fourteen Ju. 88 of the 1st Group of the 1st Squadron Experimental (I. / LG.1) took off from Heraklion (Crete), was fatal to the destroyer Lively, who was hit and sunk. Subsequently attacked, unsuccessfully, nine Ju. 88 of the 2nd Group of the 1st Squadron Experimental (II. / LG.1), took off from Eleusis (Athens), under the command of Captain Gerhard Kollewe. Finally, at about 20:00, during a last foray eleven Ju 88 of I. / LG1 (pilot captain Joachim Helbig) - returned to the attack after the sinking of Lively and after conducting a rapid refueling at Iraklion - the Kipling (Commander Aubrey St Clair-Ford) was shot in full along with the Jackal and sank within ten minutes lat. 32 ° 28'N, long. 26 ° 20'E, about 90 miles from Marsa Matruch. A hit and sink the Kipling were the bombs dropped from aircraft piloted by Captain Helbig. Survived, collected by Jervis, 221 men of a crew of 250. The Jackal sank.
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