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I was wondering if any of the French readers of this forum could help me with the location of the submarine Casabianca during February and March 1943?
I believe the logs of this submarine are kept in Paris.
Leave Algiers January 31, 1943 at 18 H 30
Night of 3 to 4 February 1943: overview 50 miles projectors AA around Toulon and isles of Hyères. Overview of a projector sea off Cap d'Antibes (flagship Garoupe). Landing of agents between cap and cap Camarat Lardier near the rock Escudelier.
Night of February 5 to 6: Landing of agents and equipment to Cape Rosso (Corsica)
Night of February 6 to 7: unloading arms (450 guns and 60 000 rounds) the same place.
Back in Algiers
Leave Algiers March 2, 1943 at 18 H 30
Night of March 5 to 6: Landing of agents between cap and cap Camarat Lardier near the rock Escudelier.
Night of March 9 to 10: overview of the lighthouse Giraglia (Corsica) from Cape Corsica and the island of Caparaya.
Night of 10 to 11: Agents landing in the cove Canelle (southern Corsica)
Boarding agents in the cove Favone (3 miles south of Canelle)
Patrol off Bastia March 11. Failed attack cargo ship Tagliamento
Night of March 12 to 13: Sailing to the Bon Porté bay (Côte de Provence)
Night of March 13 to 14: failed landing attempts of agents
Night of March 14 to 15: fourth landing attempt failed because of the weather
Back in Algiers
Small fairing in Oran
Sorry for my bad english
Hi Rene.Don't worry about your English,it's much better than my French.I am sure that's exactly what Linton was looking for....Regards Steve.:)
Rene,thank you for your post.That was just what I was looking for.Were any other submarines operating around Corsica at the same time?
To my knowledge no other French submarine will patrol the area. The British submarines are certainly present as evidenced by these two successes:
February 15, 1943: French tanker "Marguerite Finally" damaged by HMS Saracen near Cape Vado (Gulf of Genoa).
February 26, 1943: French freighter "Oasis" sunk by HMS Torbay, 43 ° 27 'N and 08 ° 08' E, 30 miles south of Cape Mela
Rene,do you have any information on other submarines on patrol for the period March 1943?
French subs or all subs ?
Rene,everything you have please.
March 11, 1943
- At 11 h 29, the submarine Casabianca attack and lacks the small passenger /cargo Principessa Mafalda of 458 grt, near Bastia. (forget the previous message)
March 14, 1943
- The submarine FNFL Juno retrieves two Norwegians and two French islands near Vesteraalen (Norway)
- On 14 March 1943 HMS Thunderbold (Lt. Cdr. Celil Bernard Crouch, DSO and Bar, RN) was sunk by the Italian corvette Cicogna off Capo San Vito, Sicily, Italy.
March 16, 1943
- The German ship Johannisberger (formerly Lyon) (1942 / 4 533 grt) carrying 2 042 tons of coal, 60 tons of tar was sunk by Soviet submarine M-122 70 ° 12 'N and 30 ° 51' E.
28 and March 29, 1943
- Attack of two German convoys traveling in the opposite direction (respectively 8 freighters totaling 39 300 grt, 8 escorts and 2 cargo totaling 4 557 grt, 5 escorts).
3 Soviet submarines M-122, S-55 and S-101 involved in the attack. A cargo ship was sunk, Ajax (1927 / 2 297 GRT) by the S-55, 70 ° 49 'N and 29 ° 30' E with 349 tons of straw, 502 tons of oats.
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