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    results of the Italian navy raider during ww1 and ww2 ( DECIMA fLOTTIGLIA m.a.s.)

    WW1:

    BATTLE SHIP "viribus Unitis" 21.370 t SUNK
    STEAMSHIP "Wien" 7.400 t DAMAGED

    WW2:
    1941
    HEAVY CRUISER "York" 8.250 t DAMAGED
    TANKER "PERICLES" DAMAGED

    TANKER "Fiona Shell" 2.444 t SUNK
    SHIP "Durnham" 10.900 t DAMAGED
    TANKER "Denbydale" 8.145 t DAMAGED

    HMS BATTLE SHIP "Valiant" 30.600 t H. DAMAGED
    HMS BATTLE SHIP "Queen Elizabeth" 30.600 t DAMAGED
    TANKER "Sagona" 7.554 t H. DAMAGED
    DESTROYER "Jervis" 1.690 t DAMAGED

    1942

    SHIP " Meta" 1.575 t DAMAGED
    SHIP "Shuma" 1.494 t DAMAGED
    SHIP "Empire Snipe" 2.497 t DAMAGED
    SHIP "Baron Douglas" 3.899 t DAMAGED

    HMS DESTROYER " Eridge" 1.050 t H.DAMAGED

    STEAMSHIP "Ravens Point" 1.787 SUNK

    STEAMSHIP "Ocean Vanquisher" 7.174 t SUNK
    STEAMSHIP "Berto" 1.493 t SUNK
    STEAMSHIP "eMPIRE cENTAUR" 7.041 T DAMAGED
    STEAMSHIP " Armattan" 6.587 t DAMAGED

    1943

    TANKER "Pat Horrison" 7.191 t DAMAGED
    TANKER "Mahsud" 7.540 t DAMAGED
    TANKER "Camerata" DAMAGED

    STEAMSHIP "Orion" 7.000 t SUNK

    STEAMSHIP "kaiatuna" 4.914 t SUNK

    STEAMSHIP "Fernplant" 7.000 SUNK

    TANKER ""thorshovdi" 9.944 t SUNK
    TANKER "Harrison Gray Otis" 7.176 t SUNK
    STEAMSHIP " Stanridge" 5.975 t DAMAGED

    1944 (Italian navy raiders under Allied control)

    CRUISER "Bolzano" xxxx t SUNK

    CARRIER "Aquila" xxxx t DAMAGED

    (Italian navy raiders under R.S.I. control)

    PATROLBOAT USS "PC545" SUNK
    MINESWEEPER USS "Pioner" DAMAGED

    DESTROYER "xxxx" DAMAGED

    DESTOYER "trombe" H. DAMAGED

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    italy had very bad performances under mussolini control, but some corps did a god work:

    X M.A.S. is the moust famous Italian special corp of WW2 sunk or destoyed approximately 80% of all ships hit by special forces) . Frogmen from this corp after the war founded 2 israelian navy raiders corps, the Egiptian Navy R., and the Argentinian Navy R.

    Batt. Arditi. (army raiders) . in 1943 , fling from Italy,they hit airports and railways in Tunisia, Lybia under allied control.

    A.D.R.A (Arditi Distruttori Regia Aeronautica) ( Air force raiders) Very short life. only one mission. North africa. 1943. 25 b-17 destoyed (!!!) and 50 crewmen killed.

    Para division "Folgore" 1943. Used in Al Alamain battle as simple infranty divion. completely destroyed after the battle. 90 Sherman-Grant tank Knocked out....... With anty-tank artillery? 88mm? no....satchel charges, modified hand granades and iron pipes put beetween caterpillars and wheels.....

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    Italy practically invented modern navel special warfare

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    I know that this story is incredible but is TRUE: in 1945 X M.A.S. was planning to do a demostration raid in the New York bay with some frogmen. But some days before the 4 engined FIAT seaplane was destroyed by a bombardament on a north Italy lake.
    It could be an interesting "what if" mission....

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    Quote Originally Posted by centa
    I know that this story is incredible but is TRUE: in 1945 X M.A.S. was planning to do a demostration raid in the New York bay with some frogmen. But some days before the 4 engined FIAT seaplane was destroyed by a bombardament on a north Italy lake.
    It could be an interesting "what if" mission....
    how were they gonna get to new york from italy in a 4 engined Fiat seaplane? they wouldn't have made it.

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    New info about the planned mission: airplane CANT Z.511 4 engines Piaggio PXII-RC35 cruiser speed: 400Km/h range: 4500Km

    obiective: New york or north african arbours.

    VEHICLES-CREW: 1 M.A.S. or 2 "chariots" S.L.C. or 7 frogmen
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    X M.A.S. (UNDER R.S.I. CONTROL)
    also
    1944 TANK CARRIER USS LST 305 SUNK

    X M.A.S. also operated for some months on Black Sea near Crimea 1943
    and some m.a.s. on Ladoga lake during Leningrad siege

    For more informations: " Underwater warriors" Paul Kemp
    " I mezzi d'assalto dlla X flottiglia mas" Marco spertini-Erminio Bagnasco

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    Quote Originally Posted by moughoun
    Italy practically invented modern navel special warfare
    Soo true! and they are still one of the best in their field.

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    Pictures!!!

    Italian submarine with tankers for S.L.C.:

    http://img94.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img94&image=somavv1.jpg

    "chariot" S.L.C.:

    http://img97.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img97...=slc1prova.jpg

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