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Re: HMS Ibis
Posted by: Francesco Mattesini ()
Date: August 12, 2008 05:01PM
During l' invasion of the North Africa French (operation Torch) l' IBIS (captain of corvette H. M. Darell-Brown) participated in the operations of landing in the zone of Algiers. It had left from Clyde, in Great Britain, October 2 1942 escorting the convoy KX 1, constituted from 5 steamboats and from five convoy ships, that arrived at Gibraltar October 14. The sloop was therefore assigned to the escort of the large convoy d' assault KMF 1, sailed October 26 from Clyde and arrived at Gibraltar November 6. This convoy, after to to be been attached in the afternoon of November 7 from you are torpedoing German He. 111 of 6^ Squadron of Kampfgeschwader 26 Bombardment (6/KG.26), that hit and damaged the transportation troops American THOMAS STONE to 100 miles to east of Cartagena, continued for Algiers to reach the same one evening the zone of landing assegnatagli in the bay, to west of Head Matifou. The evening of November 10 l' IBIS was anch' it hit from a torpedo unfastened from an airplane Italian deputy part of a formation of you are S 79 of 130Â° Group Torpedoing dall taken off' airport of Elmas, in Sardinia, to the order of the greater pilot Massimiliano Erasi. The sloop sank almost instantaneously, overturning itself, in lat. 37Â°00â€™N, long. 03Â°00â€™E, to about 10 miles to north of Algiers. They had been yourselves 98 dead between the about 200 men dell' crew.