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Re: Italian frogmen or Midget sub?
Posted by: Patrick Malone ()
Date: January 02, 2004 06:53PM

<HTML>Hello David,
Yes you are correct. Warspite was hit by a bomb dropped from a Bf109 of III/JG7 on 22 May 1941. 38 men were killed and there was extensive damage to the Stbd 6in and 4ins gun positions. After being repaired on 16th Sept 1942 she was again bombed off Salerno, this time by a F1400 radio guided bomb which blew a hole some 20 X 14ft in the outer bottom.

The Queen Elizabeth sustained heavy damage on 19 Dec 1941 by two man Chariots of the 'Decima Mas' launched from the Royal Italian Navy Submarine 'Scire'. The charges (Limpet Mines) blew out about 11000 (Eleven Thousand) square feet of the outer bottom, and though she settled on the bottom her decks remained above water. Repairs were completed in the USA by June 1943. It it said that in order to fool the enemy normal daily routine was maintained whilst temporary repairs were made.</HTML>

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Italian frogmen or Midget sub? jyb 10/20/2003 06:33PM
Re: Italian frogmen or Midget sub? david kennedy 10/20/2003 08:36PM
Re: Italian frogmen or Midget sub? Ian Sadler 10/21/2003 01:18PM
Re: Italian frogmen or Midget sub? ROBERT M. 10/21/2003 05:34PM
Re: Italian frogmen or Midget sub? jyb 10/27/2003 07:22PM
Re: Italian frogmen or Midget sub? david kennedy 11/01/2003 09:43PM
Re: Italian frogmen or Midget sub? Patrick Malone 01/02/2004 06:53PM


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