Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryGreek Greek

Date of attack15 Jan 1941Time2120
2100 (e)
FateSunk by submarine Luigi Torelli (C.F. Primo Longobardo)
Position of attack52° 33'N, 24° 13'W
Complement31 (17 dead and 14 survivors)
ConvoyOB 272
Notes At 1625 hours, smokes were sighted on the horizon. As Torelli closed, it was determined that it was a convoy steering 230° at 8-9 knots.

At 2120 hours, she attacked the leading ship in the formation, firing a stern shot (533mm, S.I. type) from a distance of 400 metres. It hit somewhere between the bridge and the stem.

This was the Greek Nemea (5,101 GRT, built 1919) of convoy O.B. 272.

The vessel was initially abandoned but then boarded by twenty survivors from the Norwegian Brask and rejoined by the Greek survivors. They attempted to get her underway, but she was finally abandoned on 17th January 1940. Fourteen of the Greek crew were rescued and seventeen perished.

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines