December 2, This Day during the World War ll

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December 2, 1942 – The Battle of Skerki Bank was a World War II naval battle which took place near Skerki Bank in the Mediterranean Sea on the early hours of 2 December 1942 between British and Italian forces, as the last naval battle held in Mediterranean during 1942. The British force consisted of the light cruisers, HM Ships Aurora, Argonaut and Sirius and the destroyers HMS Quentin and HMAS Quiberon. The squadron was under the command of Rear Admiral C. H. J. Harcourt. They attacked an Italian convoy bound for Tunisia and its escort of three destroyers and two torpedo boats. In the night of 2 December, a troop convoy was heading for Tunisia: German KT-1 (850 tons), Aventino (3,794 t), Puccini (2,422 t), Aspromonte (a militarized ferry-boat, 976 tons). They were sending to North Africa forces 1,766 troops, 698 tons (mainly ammunition), four tanks and 32 vehicles, plus 12…

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