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Re: About the Tilly L. M. Russ
Posted by: phil morgan (
Date: February 10, 2015 05:00AM

Good day Clara

Some information of the incident was dealt with on this site in 2009:

Re: Tilly L M Russ

Posted by: Platon Alexiades (IP Logged)

Date: April 01, 2009 09:47AM

Hello Brian and Thorsten,

TILLY M. RUSS was torpedoed by HMS TAKU (not by aircraft), a single torpedo being fired from a position 1 mile west of the Benghazi breakwater at 2140/11 June 1941. From the German side,the cause of the explosion was not immediately ascertained. Apparently B-Dienst intercepted a British signal reporting that a submarine had torpedoed a ship in Benghazi harbour on 11 June, so the real cause was known then but only communicated to Supermarina in August 1941.

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