Re: Ardito, Crispi, Climene, Aretusa
Posted by: Platon Alexiades
Date: February 20, 2019 09:00AM
Ardito: while escorting Numidia (carrying 1,000 PoWs), she was attacked at 1445/23 November 1942, in position 045° - Cape Africa - 10 miles by enemy bombers, two killed and eight wounded.
Francesco Crispi: attacked by six bombers at 1220/27 November 1942 while anchored at Leros. Damaged. Sorry, no info on casualties [check with Lorenzo Colombo, he may have more info].
Climene: machine-gunned by a single aircraft at 0357/28 November (no attack on 27 November, so I assume that you refer to this one), in position 37°49' N, 12°10' E. Two were wounded but both died a few hours later.
Aretusa: attacked by aircraft at 1440/5 December 1942, in 35°11' N, 11°33' E (near Kerkennah Buoy no.1). Three killed and fifteen wounded.