Allied Warships

IT Luigi Settembrini

Submarine of the Luigi Settembrini class

NavyThe Italian Navy
ClassLuigi Settembrini 
Built byTosi (Taranto, Italy) 
Laid down16 Apr 1928 
Launched28 Jul 1930 
Commissioned25 Jan 1932 
Lost15 Nov 1944 
Loss position36° 11'N, 19° 45'W

At 0223 hrs on 15 November 1944 the Italian submarine Luigi Settembrini was mistakenly rammed and sunk by her escort, the US destroyer escort USS Frament, in the North Atlantic some 685 miles west of Gibraltar in position 36º11'N, 19º45'W.

Luigi Settembrini was on passage to Bermuda to aid in ASW training. 42 of the crew were killed and 14 survivors were rescued by USS Frament.


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