The Ohio And Malta – The Legendary Tanker That Refused To Die

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By the summer of 1942 Malta was close to surrender due to the lack of supplies; the Pedestal convoy of August that year was literally the last chance. On entering the Mediterranean the convoy was subjected to prolonged ferocious air and submarine attacks and suffered terrific losses both in warship escorts and merchantmen. Ohio, being the only tanker, was marked for particular attention, and during the course of her voyage suffered a direct hit from a torpedo, direct bomb hits, and was struck by two Luftwaffe aircraft shot down while attacking her. Despite her engines being dead and her hull practically broken in two, she was towed into Grand Harbour by three destroyers and a minesweeper with her vital cargo virtually intact

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Pre-owned. Book has some markings to the top right of the first page where an address label was removed, and there is also an inscription on the first page. Otherwise in very good condition. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling to spine, with a near fine dustjacket with some minor creasing and no tears. Some minor foxing to the edges Hardcover. Published by Leo Cooper – an imprint of Pen & Sword Books 2004

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Weight 0.49 kg