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Discussion in 'North Africa: Western Desert Campaigns 1940 to Ope' started by george1861, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. george1861

    george1861 New Member

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    In Paul Carell's book "The Foxes of the desert" there's a undated report of an Allied ship washing ashore near Bardia where it was found by members of the German 33rd Reconnaissance Unit. Apparently abandoned after her bow was blown off. Can't find anything by that name who's loss matches the area.
     
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    Interesting. The only ship by that name was an Icelandic ship sunk by U-564 in June 1941. It was sunk in the North Atlantic, so I don't see how it could have wound up in Bardia.
    http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/1020.html
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  3. TiredOldSoldier

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    "Carrel" is not exactly the most reliable of sources. Most attempts I made ro cross check what he writes with other sources ended in blanks, though I never tried to follow up on this specific one.
     
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    06/14/42

    Tanimbar

    Freighter

    Bombed

    Sunk

    Med-BlackSea

    Crew 30

    06/15/42

    Chant [former Danish Hulda Maersk

    Freighter (Panama)

    Bombed

    Sunk

    Med-BlackSea

    Crew 3; AG
    Here's a link to the list of merchants lost chronologically but it doesn't list location:
    http://www.worldnavalships.com/merchant_navy_losses.htm

    Here's a similar list from wiki that goes into more detail:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_June_1941
    You can search for location at least looking for Mediterranean on it.
     
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