British Forces

Force K
  • Captain P. J. Mack
  • Janus
    Commanding officer: Commander J. A. W. Tothill
  • Nubian
    Commanding officer: Commander R. W. Ravenhill
  • Mohawk (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Commander J. W. M. Eaton

Italian Forces


  • Commander Piero Da Cristofaro
  • Tarigo (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Commander Da Cristofaro
  • Lampo (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Commander E. Marano
    Notes: Later salvaged and returned to service.
  • Baleno (sunk)(sunk)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Commander G. Arnaud


  • Adana (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 4,205 tons. German.
  • Arta (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 2,452 tons. German.
  • Aegina (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 2,447 tons. German.
  • Iserlohn (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 3,704 tons. German.
  • Sabaudia (sunk)(sunk)
    Notes: 1,590 tons. Italian. Carrying ammunition.


  • The Italian Navy in WWII by A. Bragadin
  • The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 by J. Greene & A. Massignani
  • Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945 by J. Rohwer & G. Hummelchen
  • The Battles of the Malta Striking Forces by P. Smith & E. Walker