Italian submarine fates
Ships hit by Italian submarines
|Date of attack||12 Jul 1942||Time||2004|
|Fate||Damaged by submarine Alagi (T.V. Sergio Puccini)|
|Position of attack||34° 59'N, 35° 32'E|
|Notes||At 1935 hours, an illuminated ship was sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres. Twenty minutes later, it was identified as an 8-10,000-ton tanker and shortly after recognised as Turkish. She was steering 200° at 12 knots.|
At 2004 hours, two torpedoes (533mm) were fired from bow tubes at a distance of 400 metres. About 20 seconds later, a double explosion occurred.
This was the Turkish Antares (3,723 GRT, 1893) on a trip from Alexandretta to Haifa. She was hit by only one torpedo, in the engine room and, had to be beached in 34°48'50" N, 35°52' E, near Tartus, Syria. Refloated on 27th July, with the assistance of the HM tug Henrietta Moller, HM tug Tientsin, the armed whaler HMSAS Southern Isles and the Free French armed trawler Reine des Flots, she was towed to Iskanderun.