Mediterranean Naval War Contents

ADMIRAL MEZEVIRIS

The naval war of the Mediterranean 1939-1945

Table of contents

(source: G. Mezeviris  Vice- Admiral R.H.N.,"The Conclusions of

the Naval War of the Mediterranean 1939-1945", Athens 1961)

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

            0.   Introduction

1.      The war preparation of the two enemy Navies

·        The British Fleet of the Mediterranean

·        The Italian Navy

2.      The beginning of operations

3.      The operations of the second half of 1940

·        The Battle of Calabria

·        The Battle of Cape Spada of Crete

·        Various operations and lost opportunities

·        The encounter of October 12, 1940

·         The attack against Greece

·        The aeronautic operation of Taranto

·        The battle of Cape Teulada of Sardinia

4.      The operations of the first half of 1941

·        The German air force in the Mediterranean

·        The attack of the Gibraltar force against north Italy ports

·        The expedition of the Africa Korps to Libya and of the British expeditionary force to Greece

·        The cooperation of the Italian and German Navies

·        The naval battle of Tainaron

·        Conclusions

·        Various operations and frictions between the British Admiralty and the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet

·        The British evacuate Greece

·        The battle of Crete Part I

·        The battle of Crete Part II

5.      The operations of the second half of 1941

·        The action of the enemy submarines

·        The Italian attack against the naval base of Malta 

·        The Malta supply operation of September 1941

·        The supply of Libya is made more difficult and Italians suffer consecutive disasters - Part I

·        The supply of Libya is made more difficult and Italians suffer consecutive disasters - Part II

·        The Italian attack against the port of Alexandria

6.      The first phase of the 1942 operations

·        Supply conditions of the Axis forces in Libya are improving

·        New Malta supply operation and the encounter of March 22, 1942

·        The Malta situation at a critical point

7.      The second phase of the 1942 operations

·        The Malta supply operation of June 1942

·        The rapid advance of Rommel is held in check and the air forces of Malta are reinforced

·        TheMalta supply operation of August 1942

·        The British counter attack in North Africa

8.      The allied landing in North Africa

·        The Axis operations during the allied landing

9.      The fight for Tunisia

·        The end of the supply of Libya and the Axis transportations since the beginning of the war

·        The difficulties of supplying the Axis forces in Tunisia

10.  The allied invasion of Sicily

·        The reaction of the Axis agaisnt the invasion and the inactivity of the Italian Fleet

·        The seizure of Pantelleria

·        The landing and seizure of Sicily

11.  The invasion of the Italian peninsula and the Italian armistice

·        The Italian Navy after the armistice

·        The allied landing at Salerno

12.  The final naval operations in the Mediterranean

·        The operations of the Dodecanese

·        The allied landing at Anzio

·        The landing at the South of France

·     The naval operations till the German capitulation

13. Summary and Conclusions

·        General overview of the activity of the opponent Navies