Mediterrean fleet late war

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Mediterrean fleet late war

Post by Lupo Solitario » 23 Mar 2021 14:27

Hi

I'm trying to find Mediterrean Fleet composition in September 1944

if possibile, units operating in Adriatic Sea

Thanks for any help

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Re: Mediterrean fleet late war

Post by EwenS » 23 Mar 2021 15:36

Most of the activity in Sept/Oct 1944 was in the Aegean with many cruisers, escort carriers and supporting escorts involved. Ignoring that a few ships come to mind, mainly involved in shore bombardments along the Italian Adriatic coast.

AA cruiser Delhi to Adriatic following presence at Toulon on 13/9/44.
Destroyers:-
Loyal
Lookout
Undine
Urchin
Kimberly

Gunboats:-
Aphis
Scarab

The LSTs Bruiser & Thruster were involved in carrying troops to Greece around this time.

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Re: Mediterrean fleet late war

Post by Urmel » 24 Mar 2021 17:42

There were also US and Free French vessels.
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

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Re: Mediterrean fleet late war

Post by Tom from Cornwall » 24 Mar 2021 19:23

And Italian?

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Tom

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Re: Mediterrean fleet late war

Post by Takao » 24 Mar 2021 21:42

1.09.44

1 battleship
1 monitor
7 escort carriers
15th Cruiser Sqn
3 AA cruisers
14th DF [G/K/L]
24th DF [T]
50th DD
1st Submarine Flotilla, Malta
10th Submarine Flotilla, Maddalena

Escort Forces
5th DF [Hunts]
18th DF [Hunts]
22th DF [Hunts]
57th DD [Hunts]
59th DD [Hunts]
37 EG
40 EG
47 EG
48 EG
49 EG
50 EG
51 EG
2nd M/S F [Hunts]
5th M/S F [Algerine]
8th M/S F [Algerine] in UK
12th M/S F [Algerine]
13th M/S F [Bangor]
17th M/S F [2 Halcyon]
19th M/S F [Algerine]

Gibraltar
13th DF
38 EG
41 EG
51st A/S

https://www.naval-history.net/xGW-RNOrg ... -45.htm#32

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