Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


Meggie

TypeCargo ship
CountrySwedish Swedish
Built1889GRT1,583

Date of attack27 Oct 1940Time1412-1550
FateSunk by submarine Nani (C.C. Gioacchino Polizzi)
Position of attack37° 20'N, 24° 15'W
Complement21 (no casualties, 21 survivors)
ConvoyOB 228
Notes At 1335 hours, Nani sighted a ship on the horizon. It proved to be the Swedish Swedish Meggie (1,583 GRT, built 1889, Captain F.B. Johansson) detached from convoy OB.228. She was carrying 4,000 tons of coal from the UK to Madeira. At 1412 hours, she was ordered to stop and her papers examined. The crew of twenty-one was ordered to abandon ship and boarded the two lifeboats available. After sinking the ship with 8 rounds, Polizzi who had a good heart, decided to tow them for 12 hours toward the Island of San Miguel. They all reached the Azores safely.

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Ships hit by Italian submarines