Operation Pedestal 1942

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    Operation Pedestal 1942

    Post  slingshot392 on Thu May 02, 2013 3:40 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmYz6mvpEVQ

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    Re: Operation Pedestal 1942

    Post  skyhigh on Thu May 02, 2013 5:09 pm

    Order of battle ..Allied ships that took part in this operation included:

    Battleships:
    Rodney
    Nelson

    Aircraft Carriers:
    Eagle (sunk)(16 Sea Hurricanes)[33]
    Victorious (6 Sea Hurricanes, 16 Fulmars and 12 Albacores)[33]
    Indomitable (damaged) (10 Martlets, 24 Sea Hurricanes and 16 Albacores)[33]
    Furious (carrying land-operating Spitfires as reinforcements for the island.)

    Cruisers:
    Phoebe
    Sirius
    Charybdis
    Nigeria (damaged)
    Kenya (damaged)
    Manchester (severely damaged and scuttled)
    Cairo (sunk)


    Destroyers:
    Ashanti
    Badsworth
    Bramham
    Bicester
    Derwent
    Eskimo
    Foresight (severely damaged and scuttled)
    Fury
    Intrepid
    Ithuriel
    Icarus
    Ledbury
    Lightning
    Lookout
    Matchless
    Pathfinder
    Penn
    Somali
    Tartar
    Zetland



    The MV Brisbane Star entering Grand Harbour, Valletta.Merchant Ships:
    SS Almeria Lykes (sunk)
    MV Brisbane Star (damaged, arrived 14 August)
    MV Clan Ferguson (sunk)
    MV Deucalion (sunk)
    MV Dorset (sunk)
    MV Empire Hope (sunk)
    MV Glenorchy (sunk)
    MV Melbourne Star (arrived 13 August)
    SS Ohio (fuel tanker, damaged beyond repair, arrived 15 August)
    MV Port Chalmers (arrived 13 August)
    MV Rochester Castle (damaged, arrived 13 August)
    SS Santa Elisa (freighter, drums of fuel, sunk)
    SS Waimarama (freighter, drums of fuel, sunk)
    MV Wairangi (freighter, ammo and drums of fuel, sunk)

    Axis ships that took part in this operation included:

    Cruisers:
    Gorizia
    Bolzano (severely damaged)
    Muzio Attendolo (severely damaged)
    Trieste
    Eugenio di Savoia
    Raimondo Montecuccoli
    Submarines:
    Alagi
    Avorio
    Axum
    Brin
    Bronzo
    Cobalto (sunk)
    Dagabur (sunk)
    Dandolo
    Emo
    Giada (damaged)
    U-73


    MV Brisbane Star entering Grand harbour..




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    Re: Operation Pedestal 1942

    Post  skyhigh on Thu May 02, 2013 5:16 pm

    Pride and Glory to these man, who fought for our country and most of them gave there life's... May they RIP.....

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