Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryPanamanian Panamanian

Date of attack12 Mar 1942Time0005
1645 EST (e)
FateSunk by submarine Enrico Tazzoli (C.C. Carlo Fecia di Cossato)
Position of attack24° 10'N, 72° 55'W
Complement30 (no casualties, 30 survivors)
Notes At 2145 hours on 11 March 1942, a vessel was sighted and the submarine closed, diving at 2250 hours to carry a submerged attack. At 2345 hours, tubes no.6 and no.7 were fired and both were claimed hits. The target was the Panamanian Cygnet (3,628 GRT, built 1917) with a Greek crew, bound from Georgetown (British Guyana) to Portland (Maine), but they reported only one torpedo hit at this time and the ship was still afloat.

At 0005 hours, Enrico Tazzoli finished off the Panamian Cygnet by gunfire. All thirty of her crew were rescued by the British Monarch of Nassau and landed at Nassau (Bahamas). The survivors described the submarine as painted in light blue.

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines