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by andrewuk184
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Legality of measures to prevent scuttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Legality of measures to prevent scuttling

I have re-read the ships logs, they leave a bit to interpreation, and it nows seems to me that the Cavina fired on the boats as they were still on board and being prepared for launching. This it did in an attempt to stop the crew from scuttling the Sangro. Still seems a bit questionable but I think ...
by andrewuk184
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Legality of measures to prevent scuttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Legality of measures to prevent scuttling

I should say that this incident happening during the seizure of the Italian tanker Sangro by HMS Cavina. Cavina was relieved by HMS Camito, which my grandfather was on, and the two ships began their journey home. Both the Camito and Sangro were torpedoed and sank on the way, however. An inquiry was ...
by andrewuk184
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Legality of measures to prevent scuttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Legality of measures to prevent scuttling

Hi Paul, Thanks for you input. The sequence of events that I describe is taken directly from the ship's own log book, which I find quite extraordinory. It states that the sailors set a fire on deck (as part of their efforts to scuttle the ship) and then took to a boat. The next line says that the bo...
by andrewuk184
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Legality of measures to prevent scuttling
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Legality of measures to prevent scuttling

Hi everyone, I am researching an incident during World War Two and would appreciate some opinions on the legalty of the actions taken by the British crew. Here is the scenario: In May 1941, a Royal Navy Ocean Boarding Vessel spots and identifies an Italian tanker. A boarding party is dispatched to s...