Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryBritish British

Date of attack28 Jan 1941Time2100
2042 or 2130 (e)
FateSunk by submarine Luigi Torelli (C.F. Primo Longobardo)
Position of attack54° 54'N, 19° 00'W
Complement42 (no casualties, 42 survivors)
Convoyex-HX 102
Notes At 1132 hours, a smoke was observed very far. Torelli trailed the vessel under frequent rain squalls.

At 2100 hours, a single torpedo )533mm, S.I. type) was fired from a bow tube at a distance of 400 metres. It hit amidship and the vessel sank rapidly bow first.

This was the British Urla (5,198 GRT, built 1924) on a voyage from Halifax to Manchester, a straggler of convoy HX 102. All forty-two crew members were later rescued.

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines