Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryNorwegian Norwegian

Date of attack15 Jan 1941Time2148
2048 (e)
FateSunk by submarine Luigi Torelli (C.F. Primo Longobardo)
Position of attack54° 00'N, 23° 58'W
Complement33 (13 dead and 20 survivors)
ConvoyOB 272
Notes Having disposed of the Greek steamer Nemea, at 2148 hours, Torelli fired two torpedoes (1 x 533mm, S.I. type, 1 x 450mm, W 200 type) from bow tubes, aimed at the second ship in the convoy. Both were claimed to have hit, but survivors confirm only one. She sank.

This was the Norwegian Brask (4,079 GRT, built 1911) proceeding from Ardrossan to Table Bay and also dispersed from convoy O.B. 272.

The Master and twelve were missing. Survivors later boarded the abandoned Nemea. Twenty were rescued and landed at Londonderry.

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines