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LColombo wrote: ↑
25 Apr 2019 22:22
Carl Schwamberger wrote: ↑
25 Apr 2019 18:01
There are two contra currents running through the Gibraltar strait. A warm water current near the surface and a dense swift cold current below. Transiting the contact level between these could create problems for the sub.
This problem, however, should have been the same for both Italian and German submarines.
I've seen claim the Italians were aware of the current pattern. Conversely the Germans were unaware, or if aware failed to use the information. I suspect the British were aware, but not seen any evidence.