December 13 This Day During World War ll

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December 13, This Day during the World War ll

December 13, 1941 – The naval Battle of Cape Bon took place on December 13, 1941 during the Second World War, between two Italian light cruisers and an Allied destroyer flotilla off Cape Bon, Tunisia. The loss of the two cruisers was a serious setback for the Regia Marina. The Italian 4th Cruiser Division, commanded by Contrammiraglio Antonino Toscano and consisting of the two Da Giussano class light cruisers Alberto da Giussano and Alberico da Barbiano and the Spica class torpedo boat Cigno, sailed from Palermo bound for Tripoli, carrying an urgent supply of aircraft fuel (nearly 2000 tons). The fuel was vitally needed by fighters based in Libya and space was limited, forcing the crew to place tanks on the decks of the ships. In the meantime, the British 4th Destroyer flotilla, consisting of four destroyers (HMS Sikh, HMS Maori…

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