Battle of Cape Passero 12 October 1940

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Battle of Cape Passero 12 October 1940

Post by Jordi Comas » 13 May 2022 19:01

Hi all,

During this night action Italian destroyers Artigliere, Aviere, Geniere, Camicia Nera and torpedo boats Alcione, Airone, Ariel engaged a British Squadron formed by light cruisers Ajax, Orion, Sydney, heavy cruiser York and destroyers Nubian, Mohawk and perhaps Janus, Juno.
Ajax was damaged in the fight but Italians lost Artigliere, Ariel, Airone and Aviere was damaged.
Before the sinking of Artigliere the British deployed another squadron composed by heavy cruiser York, light cruisers Gloucester, Liverpool and destroyers Nubian, Vampire and 2 more destroyers to finish Artigliere which was being towed by Camicia Nera at the time.
Do you know which 2 destroyers were?

Thank you very much
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Re: Battle of Cape Passero 12 October 1940

Post by Jordi Comas » 15 May 2022 08:50

Or a map of the action?

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