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Brian Viglietti

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Hi all,
I am trying to identify which boats were in action on the night o 5/28/44 off Sestri Ponente (western suburb of Genoa).
According to German records, that night Uj.2210 Marcella (a converted subchaser) was lost to a US PT-boat attack. The action is not mentioned in "At close quarters" and I wander if it could not have been an error in the record.
Thanks, Brian

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  TED WALTHER

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Brian;
It is not mentioned because it apparently was not attacked by the boats of RON 15, 22, or 29.
On May 28, 1944, the UJ 2210 sank in course of a British torpedo attack off the coast of Deiva Marina.
The violence of the explosion broke the corvette in two parts, while the central part of the hull collapsed: now the stern of the UJ 2210 lies on a muddy bottom at a depth of -68m. The 25m long stern, on the contrary, stands in a spectacular vertical position (above) reaching -42m.
go to website:http://www.sportesport.it/wrecksLI033.htm
Take care,
TED


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  TED WALTHER

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Brian;
However, the website also states: "UJ-2216 On September 13, 1944, she was escorting two minelayers to La Spezia harbour, when the convoy was attacked by an allied torpedo-bomber: two torpedoes hit the corvette, causing the explosion of the depth charges: the stern was completely destroyed, and the "KT" sank rapidly.
Six men of the crew died, and seventeen more were missing". This is not so. On September 13/14, 1944 UJ 2216 was hit by a single MK Xlll torpedo fired by LT.Robert F. Nagle, Skipper of PT 559 RON 29.
Again Take care,
TED





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Brian Viglietti

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Hi Ted,
many thanks for the input, another item to check off on the database of missing info,
best wishes, Brian

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