Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryNorwegian Norwegian

Date of attack6 Aug 1942Time1048
FateSunk by submarine Enrico Tazzoli (C.C. Carlo Fecia di Cossato)
Position of attack10° 25'N, 57° 10'W
Complement34 (2 dead and 32 survivors)
Notes At 0945 hours, a dark shape was observed at a distance of 8,000 metres. Enrico Tazzoli closed and identified it as a tanker. At 1031 hours, torpedoes from no.3 and no.4 tubes were fired but missed. The target was the derelict Norwegian Havsten (6,161 GRT, built 1930). She had been torpedoed by U-160 (OL Georg Lassen) on 3rd August and had been abandoned. Of her crew, two had been killed, two captured and thirty were later rescued. Fecia di Cossato did not mention any survivors.

At 1048 hours, Enrico Tazzoli turned to deliver two stern shots. They both hit after 35 and 38 seconds. A third stern torpedo was fired at 1108 hours and missed. Havsten finally sank at 1115 hours.

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Ships hit by Italian submarines