End of an Italian submersible.

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End of an Italian submersible.

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Hello to all :D; a short story.................................

The end of an Italian submersible.

For hours an Italian submersible was shadowed by a British destroyer in the central Mediterranean. Depth charges were dropped repeatedly; the submersible fought hard, but eventually conditions became so bad that the boat had no choice but to blow her tanks and surface. The hunt was over, only remained the kill with the support of a seaplane. The British destroyer having claimed her victory, stood by to rescue the crew of her victim.

Source: The Sphere. November 9, 1940.

Identification of both contenders? Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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The Italian submersible is forced to surface; a bomb dropped by the RAF flying-boat barely misses the target.............
The Italian submersible is forced to surface; a bomb dropped by the RAF flying-boat barely misses the target.............
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The submersible on the surface, the crew rushed up on deck and abandons the boat..................................
The submersible on the surface, the crew rushed up on deck and abandons the boat..................................
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The end of another Italian submersible, the ship sinks from the stern and only the bow emerges before the final dive............................
The end of another Italian submersible, the ship sinks from the stern and only the bow emerges before the final dive............................
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Hello to all :D; Apparently the adversaries were the destroyer HMAS Stuart and the submersible smg Gondar, September 30, 1940. Cheers. Raúl M 8)
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Re: End of an Italian submersible.

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Hello Raul,
I think it's correct:
On the 30th of september 1940, as Italian submarine "GONDAR" approached Alexandria carrying human torpedoes for an attack on the base, she was found by a RAF Sunderland of No 230 Squadron and sunk by Australian destroyer "Stuart".
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Thanks Prosper :wink:.
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Hello to all :D; the detail that was missing...................................

The end of an Italian submersible.

Source: The Sphere. November 9, 1940.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Crew members of the smg Gondar swim towards the destroyer HMAS Stuart..........................
Crew members of the smg Gondar swim towards the destroyer HMAS Stuart..........................
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