Re: Calliope, Partenope, Impavido
Posted by: Platon Alexiades
Date: February 15, 2019 02:01PM
CALLIOPE on 21 July 1943:
Escorting motorship ORIANI from La Maddalena to Genoa (but diverted to Portoferraio after attack). ORIANI was torpedoed by HMS SICKLE at 1037 hours and taken in tow by CALLIOPE. They were attacked at 1502 hours by eight torpedo bombers in 42°49’ N, 09°54’ E. CALLIOPE had seven killed and twenty-eight wounded in this attack (they were attacked in the morning by twelve torpedo bombers but escaped damage).
PARTENOPE on 24 July 1943:
At anchor near Pace (Sicily, ca. 38°13’ N, 15°18’ E) along with the torpedo-boat PALLADE and the corvettes CICOGNA, CAMOSCIO and GABBIANO. Attacked at 1349 hours by eight fighter-bombers, three killed and thirty-two wounded.
IMPAVIDO on 3 August 1943:
With the torpedo boat FORTUNALE, escorting the freighter CARLO ZENO from Naples to Messina. Attacked at 1702/3 August by six bombers about 20-25 miles north of Messina. Sorry, I have no info on casualties.