This timeline covers
the naval war between the Allied and Axis navy's in the Mediterranean
Sea between the years 1940 and 1944.
attack in history had approached this one in size. Along miles
of coastline there were hundreds of vessels and small boats
afloat and ant-like files of advancing troops ashore."
General Dwight Eisenhower
July 1943 (Sicily)
British Fairy Swordfish
The Fairey Swordfish, went into service
with the Fleet Air Arm in 1936 and operated from fleet
carriers and escort carriers. The planes finest moment
came during the night attack against the Italian Fleet
at Taranto in November 1940, when they badly damaged
3 battleships, 2 cruisers and 2 destroyers.