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Autor Thema: ASS-Nummer: 23613: 17.08.1942 MM U 83 vs Princess Marguerite  (Gelesen 498 mal)

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Offline Darius

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Hallo TW,

bin über die Versenkung der PRINCESS MARGUERITE durch U 83 am 17.08.1942 gestolpert:
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und habe mal hier paar Links + Infos zusammengetragen.

Die Versenkung hätte fast zu ähnlichen Menschenverusten wie bei der ROHNA 1943 geführt und wurde bis Januar 1945 unter Verschluss gehalten:

1) World War II Sea War, Vol 6

2) Wiki

3) A Midshipman's War: A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943

4) War Diary MEDITERRANEAN FLEET - July to September 1942:
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17.08.1942, Levant – Move ROBERTSBRIDGE
2. The movement of 7000 troops into Cyprus and 4800 out, began today. In Serial One PRINCESS MARGUERITE carrying approximately a thousand troops was torpedoed and sunk at 1559 in position 32-03N, 32-47E. ANTWERP, also carrying troops, was in company escorted by KELVIN, BEAUFORT, TETCOTT, and HERO. Eleven hundred survivors were picked up by HERO and KELVIN. 49 lives were lost and 59 injured. Serial One was cancelled and all ships returned to Port Said.

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18.08.1942, Levant
3. PALADIN whilst hunting an U boat 125 miles north east of Port Said shot down one out of two torpedo bombers which attacked her. The entire crew of this machine, a Savoia 79, were picked up and taken prisoner. KELVIN who had been hunting with PALADIN, returned to Port Said at 0930 with 82 survivors from PRINCESS MARGUERITE.

Move ROBERTSBRIDGE
4. PRINCESS KATHLEEN, who had replaced PRINCESS MARGUERITE, was sailed from Port Said for Haifa, escorted by ANTWERP, HERO, BEAUFORT, and TETCOTT.

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Levant
2. PALADIN, now joined by JERVIS, continued an A/S search for the U boat which had sunk the PRINCESS MARGUERITE throughout the night.

Zitat
11. An operation for the relief of personnel took place during the month. S.S. PRINCESS MARGUERITE with over a thousand personnel on board was unfortunately sunk by an U boat shortly after leaving Port Said at the beginning of the move. There were over a hundred casualties, including 49 killed, nearly all of whom were military personnel.

6) Regimental History - 20th Century, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Lancaster

7) uboat.net

8 ) www.historylink.org

9) Chronik des Seekriegs
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17.8.1942, Mittelmeer
U 83 (Kptlt. Kraus) versenkt vor Port Said den kanad. Transporter Princess Marguerite (5875 BRT).

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Re: ASS-Nummer: 23613: 17.08.1942 MM U 83 vs Princess Marguerite
« Antwort #1 am: 11 Mai 2019, 18:38:40 »
10) Weekly Resume of naval,.... No. 155:
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The s.s. Pincess Marquerite (5,875 tons) carrying about 1,000 troops, was sunk 45 miles north of Port Said on the 17th. There were about 1,100 survivors.

11) Admirality War Diary:
siehe Anlagen für 17.+18.08.1942


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Re: ASS-Nummer: 23613: 17.08.1942 MM U 83 vs Princess Marguerite
« Antwort #2 am: 12 Mai 2019, 19:30:32 »
Hallo Darius
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Thomas