Italian submarines in World War Two

FR 116 (ex-Turquoise)
FR 116

ClassSaphir (37) 
Laid down 20 Oct 1926 Arsenal de Toulon (Toulon, France) 
Launched16 May 1929
Commissioned19 Mar 1943
End service
Loss date6 May 1943
Loss position37° 15'N, 9° 51'E
History French submarine Turquoise. Captured by the Italians while disarmed at Bizerta on 8th December 1942. Scuttled at Bizerta on 6th May 1943.


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Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
BizertaBizertaCaptured by the Germans in Bizerta in December 1942. Allocated to Italian Navy.

6 May 1943Bizerta6 May 1943ScuttledScuttled in Bizerta as she could not sail to Italy. Was to have been towed out on 20th March 1943.

2 entries. 2 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 0 events.

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