SS Leverkusen

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Dili » 30 Jun 2020 20:56

Thanks.

Do you have photo of the Ingo that can you post?

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by LColombo » 01 Jul 2020 15:29

Sebastiano2 wrote:
29 Jun 2020 16:46

I ask for your kind help if possible: it would help a lot to have details of the sinking of the Ingo. I already have the general info, but would like to have a detailed report if possible, or some account from survivors. The wrecks is broken into two parts: a bow section which is upside down, and a stern section which includes the superstructure and is on its keep. I was wandering if this is somehow reflected in the report of the sinking.
The USMM official history states that Ingo was hit by a torpedo amidships, on starboard side. She sank in fifteen minutes. No other details.

Eight men perished in the sinking and 256 were rescued (German crew: five missing and 40 survivors, including one seriously wounded; German troops: three missing and 201 survivors; Italian naval personnel: no losses and 15 survivors)

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Sebastiano2 » 01 Jul 2020 18:38

Thank you very much Lorenzo. This is already some info I didn't had.

Dill, not much more that what I already posted in this same topic. I will check though!

Kind regards
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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Dili » 02 Jul 2020 03:42

You said you conferred with historic photos but i don't see any here.

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Dili » 02 Jul 2020 03:50

Here is a photo of a shorter sister of the Ingo. 6m shorter.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigbert_(Schiff,_1921)

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Sebastiano2 » 02 Jul 2020 16:59

Dilli, I have some picture of the Ingo if you're interested. I just don't remember how to post them in here. Can you please remind me the procedure? I checked now on google but can't find pictures online.

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Dili » 02 Jul 2020 23:36

Thanks.

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Sebastiano2 » 03 Jul 2020 07:38

Thank you Diilli, here you go, let's see if it works...
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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Urmel » 03 Jul 2020 12:25

Ingo was sunk on 27 January 180 miles off Malta in a day-strike by No. 830 Squadron FAA Swordfish. They also claimed a hit on another vessel (presume Duisburg but could have been the accompanying AMC), and the photos taken show one vessel broken in two and sinking (Ingo I presume) and another one making heavy smoke. This was considered an examplary operation and it was circulated to other commands later in the year.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Sebastiano2 » 03 Jul 2020 14:35

Thank you very much Urmel, this is a decisive information. I imagine photos were taken by the Swordfish (or their escort) themselves.

Best
Mario

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Urmel » 04 Jul 2020 15:20

Pleasure. I will post the pictures on the blog later this week, and link it here.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Sebastiano2 » 04 Jul 2020 15:43

Wow! Can't wait :)

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Re: SS Leverkusen

Post by Dili » 07 Jul 2020 09:28

Thanks for the photo Sebastiano2

if the Ingo also broken in 2 in seabed?

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