Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 5



Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 5


The badly damaged operations room of destroyer Espero, with a gaping hole in the ship's side and pieces of machinery engulfed in smoke. Five men are visible in total, three officers dressed in white uniforms and two seamen in blue with red stripes and with an emblem on the sleeve of their right arms. All three officers and one soldier appear to be dead whilst the remaining soldier looks on.

Label reads “11”; signed by the author; caption reads “(5) … uno di essi LO MASTRO, 2o capocannoniere racconta: dal deposito non ci arrivavano più munizioni consumammo tutti i colpi della riservetta, telefonai al direttore di tiro, nessuno rispondeva, aiutante e direttore morti, la nave era quasi ferma, e gli inglesi ormai a meno di 6000 metri sparavano ancora; scesi in sala nautica, gli ufficiali di rotta e segnalazione tutti morti, giacevano al suolo coperti di sangue, contornati da scheggie e da rottami di strumenti…”

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Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 5,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 29, 2023,

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