Re: Unfortunately yet not solved
Posted by: Tojoda
Date: February 17, 2019 07:33AM
Nice weekend David,
thank you for mentioning that tug.
It sounds strange. Roskill would have to consider this small British ship for some unknown reason (???) to be sunk by aircraft (error) in April 1943 (e. g. during the air raid by Luftwaffe against Algiers on 17 / 18 Apr 1943?).
Or it could be unknown to him she was lost in explosion of the "Fort la Montee" (7,134 grt) in August 43? He usually counts (as official British historian) British ships with a high level of accuracy.
Plus he would have to change the date of her actual demise (Aug 4 = 4/8) for Apr 8 (= 8/4)?
Accumulation of mistakes / uncertainties?
As far as I know from my long lasting research for 1943 - 1945, he always considers some real ships (although sometimes erroneously, lacking in sources). Only in a single case till now (Alert, 941 grt in Feb 45) I have found he counted for instance two ships with a tonnage for one (according to him 2 ships / 941 grt lost) etc. He is quite accurate and reliable source after all.
This is why I think such ship should really exist.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2019 08:01AM by Tojoda.