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italian submarines

Post by nereide » 15 Mar 2006 16:14

anybody know how royal navy lost his submarine "TRITON" in WW2, there is different version, my grandfather (italian sailor of the "NEREIDE" submanrine) say thay NEREIDE sunk triton by his torpedos in 1940-1941.

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Post by Kingfish » 15 Mar 2006 17:29

According to Naval-History.net:

http://www.naval-history.net/WW2CampaignsRNMed.htm

"Submarines "REGULUS" and "TRITON" are lost in late November or early December, possibly mined in the Strait of Otranto area at the southern end of the Adriatic Sea"

Note the word "possibly", meaning the admiralty did not know for sure, a common case with regards to submarines. It could be your grandfather is right all along.

Would you happen to know if the Nereide was patrolling in that area during late November / early December 1940?

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Post by Andreas » 15 Mar 2006 17:29

British Subs in WW2 says that it was sunk either by Italian torpedo boats Confienza or Clio, or by mines in the Otranto Strait.

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Post by Davide Pastore » 15 Mar 2006 19:20

According to Bagnasco & Rastelli, Sommergibili in Guerra, Nereide never sank anything. It only damaged the Norwegian tanker Orkanger (8,029grt) on 12 June 1940.

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