Italian submarine fates
Ships hit by Italian submarines
|Date of attack||18 Sep 1940||Time||1542|
|Fate||Sunk by submarine Alpino Attilio Bagnolini (C.C. Franco Tosoni Pittoni)|
|Position of attack||41° 20'N, 9° 16'W|
|Notes||At 1410 hours, a steamer was sighted on the starboard beam. Bagnolini closed at full speed to position herself ahead and submerged at 1500 hours, at a distance of 4,000 metres. She was recognised as the Spanish Cabo Tortosa (3,302 GRT, built 1921). C.C. Tosoni Pittoni had considered stopping her to check her papers, but a smoke appeared on the horizon and he elected to sink her.|
At 1542 hours, a torpedo (533mm, S.I. type) was fired from a bow tube at a distance of 1,500 metres. It hit after 68 seconds and she sank in an hour and a half. The Spanish Monte Ayala (2,955 GRT, built 1929) rescued the whole crew. There were no casualties.