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dc.contributor.authorGalili, Ehud
dc.contributor.authorRuberti, Fabio
dc.contributor.authorWalding, Richard
dc.contributor.editorMeir M. Bar-Asher, Motti Golani, Oded Irshai, Margalit Shilo, Zeev Weiss
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-28T22:43:28Z
dc.date.available2019-03-28T22:43:28Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn03344657en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/70491
dc.description.abstractThe Italian submarine Scirè, carrying experienced and decorated attack divers, was sunk on 10 August 1942 in Haifa Bay. Previously Scirè divers successfully attacked twenty-eight Allied ships, using innovative underwater warfare. Five of them were warships, including HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant, sunk at Alexandria. Consequently the strategic balance in the Mediterranean was temporarily changed and the Allies for a while lost their naval superiority. The possible attack on the oil port of Haifa and the danger to the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean made Britain redouble its efforts to destroy the Scirè. Communication intercepts enabled the British to track and hunt down the Scirè as it approached Haifa. Newly discovered underwater electric and acoustic warning systems suggest that Haifa bay was heavily protected by these secret systems. They probably enabled the British to locate the Scirè and sink it by means of guns and depth charges. Evidence sourced from original British and Italian documents, combined with first-hand underwater investigations, have helped to create a modern narrative of the demise of the Scirè. These new discoveries are reported and discussed. The importance of the Scirè wreck as a significant historical monument, as well as the need to preserve it as such, is also discussed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherYad Ben-Zvi Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeIsraelen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom100en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto131en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCathedraen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume155en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaritime Archaeologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210110en_US
dc.titleנתיב הקרבות של הצוללת האיטלקית 'שירֶה' במלחמת העולם השנייה והטבעתה על ידי הבריטים לפני תקיפת נמל חיפהen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Battle Record of the Italian Submarine Scirè in WWII and Its Sinking by the British before the Attack on Haifa Port (in Hebrew)en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Yad Ben-Zvi Press. After all reasonable attempts to contact the copyright owner, this work was published in good faith in interests of the digital preservation of academic scholarship. Please contact copyright@griffith.edu.au with any questions or concerns.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorWalding, Richard


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