Ships involved in the Battle of Otranto (1940)

Can you name the ships involved in the Battle of the Strait of Otranto

Royal Navy Force X
Leander-class light cruiser: 
Leander-class light cruiser: 
Modified Leander-class light cruiser: 
Tribal-class destroyer: 
Tribal-class destroyer: 
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Auxiliary cruiser: 
Giuseppe La Masa-class torpedo boat: 
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  • The Battle of the Strait of Otranto was fought in the Adriatic Sea on 12th November 1940. Although it was a minor naval action, it was the first British night attack on an Italian convoy and foreshadowed how deadly the British would become. Force X, led by Pridham-Wippell ran into an Italian convoy led by De Angelis & Barbini and sank all the merchant ships and damaged the Torpedo Boat escort for no loss. The following day a massive hunt for Force X, involving 5 cruisers, proved unsuccessful.
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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017

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