Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The British were disappointed with their interdiction efforts

Despite their successes, the British were concerned that the Axis was still able to get too many supplies through to their forces in Libya. A series of steps were taken to improve the performance of their forces:
  • 3 Wellingtons with long range radar were sent to Malta
  • 11 Albacores were fitted with auxiliary fuel tanks to extend their range
  • Force K was formed to operate from Malta with the cruisers Aurora and Penelope and destroyers Lance and Lively
This is based on the account in Vol.II of the Official History.

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