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29 November 1940: Olympus Restored After Bomb Damage

29 Nov

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DELAYED REFIT FINALLY COMPLETED

HMS Olympus

HMS Olympus

HM Submarine Olympus left Malta today after four months of extensive repairs. Olympus was undergoing refit in the Dockyard on 6 July when she was hit and badly damaged during a heavy air raid.  A bomb hit the submarine as she was lying in No 2 Dock, piercing the hull and puncturing the dock itself in 17 places. 

HMS Olympus is an Odin class submarine, originally designed for long-distance patrolling in Pacific waters. From 1939 she served out of Sri Lanka until being redeployed to the Mediterranean earlier this year. 

HARBOUR FIRE COMMAND STRENGTHS

  • Royal Malta Artillery 3 Officers, 135 other ranks (OR).
  • Haywharf Target Shed: 2 OR
  • Ta Xbiex: 2 OR
  • Delimara: 1 OR
  • Detention Barracks: 2 OR
  • Fort Tigne: 124 OR
  • Sliema Point: RE 6 OR
  • Sliema Point Battery: 4 OR

AIR RAIDS DAWN 29 NOVEMBER TO DAWN 30 NOVEMBER 1940

Weather  Stormy and cold.

No air raids.

Military casualties  Gunner Edward Dean, 7th Heavy Ack Ack Regiment, Royal Artillery.

OPERATIONS REPORTS FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 1940

ROYAL NAVY  Repairs and refit completed, HMS Olympus.

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