Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryBrazilian Brazilian

Date of attack25 Feb 1942Time0944
FateSunk by submarine Leonardo da Vinci (C.C. Luigi Longanesi Cattani)
Position of attack15° 15'N, 52° 40'W
Complement54 (54 dead, no survivors)
Notes At 0922 hours, a darkened steamer was seen.

At 0944 hours, Da Vinci fired a pair of torpedoes (533mm) from the bow tubes. Both hit and the vessel sank in six minutes.

This was the Brazilian Cabedello (3,557 GRT, built 1912) with a cargo of coal bound from Philadelphia for Rio de Janeiro.

Da Vinci sighted three lifeboats. She attempted to close them for interrogation, but 3the sea was very rough and in the darkness, she nearly rammed one. She finally desisted for fear of ramming another. There were no survivors (54 killed).

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines