Italian submarine fates
Ships hit by Italian submarines
Almirante Jose De Carranza
|Date of attack||19 Sep 1940||Time||0315|
|Fate||Sunk by submarine Guglielmo Marconi (C.C. Giulio Chialamberto)|
|Position of attack|
|Complement||15 (14 dead and 1 survivor)|
|Notes||The submarine was patrolling on the surface in foggy weather, when a light was observed. Shortly after, a large mass emerged from the mist and was initially thought to be a 10,000-ton merchant vessel on a southerly course. It was thus believed to come from Great Britain.|
At 0315 hours, Chialamberto took the fateful decision to fire a torpedo (533mm, S.I type) from 700 metres.
The target was the Spanish fishing vessel Almirante Jose De Carranza (330 GRT, built 1918). She was hit and immediately sank. Of the crew of fifteen only one survivor was picked up by the submarine and later transferred to the Spanish fishing vessel Maria Dolores. For this action, C.C. Chialamberto was severely reprimanded by Admiral Parona.