Italian submarine fates
Ships hit by Italian submarines
|Date of attack||30 Mar 1943||Time||0058|
|Fate||Sunk by submarine Giuseppe Finzi (T.V. Mario Rossetto)|
|Position of attack||4° 08'N, 17° 35'W|
|Complement||65 (2 dead and 63 survivors)|
|Notes||A smoke was sighted at 1150 hours on 29th March 1943 in 05°15' N, 17°03' W. The submarine maneuvered to intercept after dark.|
At 0057 hours on the 30th, Giuseppe Finzi fired a pair of torpedoes from a distance of 2,700 metres. They missed.
The target was the British Celtic Star (5,575 GRT, built 1918) on a voyage from Manchester and Greenock to Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
At 0058 hours, a second pair of torpedoes was fired and this time both hit after 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Celtic Star sank at 0112 hours. Two men were killed. A Canadian G. Paatinson was captured by the submarine. HMS Fandango, HMS Aimwell and HMS Wastwater searched for survivors and sixty-three were recovered (also reported as sixty-six).