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Old 3rd May 2020, 16:24
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Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

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Please help me find out how the Swordfish aircraft of the 830th Squadron sank the Italian ship Juventus 16/2/1941.
You need to know the number of aircraft attacked, the time of the attack, the composition of the Italian convoy and how many hits there were.
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Old 8th May 2020, 15:41
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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

I can't find anything on the composition of the convoy. A picture of her after the attack is here: http://www.naviearmatori.net/ita/foto-242176-1.html


Attached the F.A.A. material on the attack. This was the first night time attack by 830 Squadron F.A.A. with torpedoes.


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Old 9th May 2020, 01:03
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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

Hello,
From AB's "FAA Aircraft 1939-1945"
I found the following a/c serials of 830 Sqn that MAY fit the Aircraft in Squadron letters given in Andreas's post attachment's.
"A" - K8361 and P4085.
"K" - K6005.
"N" - K5945, K5949 and L2833.
"S" - K8866, but this was lost 13/12/40. Could not see another "S".
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Old 12th May 2020, 18:44
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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

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I can't find anything on the composition of the convoy. A picture of her after the attack is here: http://www.naviearmatori.net/ita/foto-242176-1.html


Attached the F.A.A. material on the attack. This was the first night time attack by 830 Squadron F.A.A. with torpedoes.


Andreas
Thank you colleagues.
Although this is a description of another attack - Juventus was torpedoed after midnight on February 16th, this is a very interesting battle.
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Old 12th May 2020, 19:30
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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

Dear Sergey


My apologies. Please see the correct files attached there.


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Old 12th May 2020, 19:40
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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

Thank. This is what you need!
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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

Noted I forgot the crewlist, now added.


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Old 13th May 2020, 22:02
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Old 18th May 2020, 01:03
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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

Serials update could be -
"A" - K8361 and P4085.
"K" - K6005.
"N" - K5945, K5949 and L2833.
"P" - P3996.

"C" - K8381.
"Q" - K5939.
"R" - L2817.
"H" - L7660.

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Re: Swordfish of 830 Sqn 16/2/1941

Some info from Lorenzo Colombo:


Background on the attack: http://www.naviearmatori.net/ita/foto-242176-1.html


Photo of half-sunken Juventus, mislabeled as Pietro Querini:https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205023058



Juventus was owned by the a subsidiary of FIAT, which used it to promote its maritime diesel engines. She was named after Juventus FC, the football club owned by the Agnelli family (owners of FIAT).



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