Activitatea submarinelor britanice din clasa U cu baza în insula Malta în cursul anului 1941

  • Subiect: Activity british submarines based in Malta during 1941 The Royal Navy, still the largest in the world in September 1939, included 58 submarines, mainly modern with 9 building. The “U” class British submarines operating from Malta in 1941, which had by now reorganized into the 10th Flotilla, continued to infict heavy losses on the enemy. From the end of the advance in February 1941 to the opening of the Eight Army's offensive in November the Axis loss some 300.000 tons of supply shipping in the Mediterranean Sea as a result of their activities. Under the command of Lt. Cdr. Malcolm D. Wanklyn, HMS Upholder of the 10th Submarine Flotilla, played a central and unique role in this battle. HMS Upholder was the most successful of all British submarines in the during WW 2. She made 25 war patrols while based with 10th Flotilla at Lazaretto base in Malta. In all HMS Upholder is reported to have sink 2 destroyers, 3 submarines, 3 transport ocean liners, 10 supply ships, 2 oil tanker and 1 trawler totaling 128.353 GTR.
  • Limba de redactare: română, engleză
  • Secţiunea: Arheologie-Istorie
  • Vezi publicația: Acta Terrae Fogarasiensis
  • Editura: ALTIP
  • Anul publicaţiei: 2015
  • Referinţă bibliografică pentru nr. revistă: 4; anul 2015
  • Paginaţia: 417-428
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