Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryDanish Danish

Date of attack8 Jun 1942Time0005
FateSunk by submarine Leonardo da Vinci (C.C. Luigi Longanesi Cattani)
Position of attack4° 17'N, 13° 17'W
Complement44 (5 dead and 39 survivors)
Notes At 1815 hours on 7 June 1942, a four-masted 9,000-ton vessel was sighted. Da Vinci took an interception course.

At 2328 hours, a pair of torpedoes was fired but missed.

This was the Danish Chile (6,956 GRT, built 1915). She was on a trip to Liverpool carrying 6,380 tons of ground nuts, 2,500 tons of pig iron and 800 tons of cotton seed.

At 0005 hours on 8th June, a second pair of torpedoes was fired. Both hit on the port side of the engine room and she sank. Five were killed. The thirty-nine survivors were picked up by the trawler HMT Spaniard.

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines