Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines


TypeCargo ship
CountryDutch Dutch

Date of attack12 Dec 1942Time1929-1930
1930 GMT 1610 or 184 (e)
FateSunk by submarine Enrico Tazzoli (C.C. Carlo Fecia di Cossato)
Position of attack7° 35'N, 39° 25'W
Complement81 (no casualties, 81 survivors)
Notes At 1659 hours, a steamer was sighted at 20,000 metres and chased. At 1825 hours, the submarine submerged for the final run and at 1929 hours, two torpedoes were fired from the stern tubes, one hit and the target sank. This was the Dutch Ombilin (5,658 GRT, built 1916), on passage from Montreal to Capetown via Trinidad. Of her crew of eighty-one, the Master and the Engineer were captured by the submarine, twenty-four survivors were rescued by the British steamer City Of Sydney, thirty by the Argentine tanker Santa Cruz (and the remainder ?). There were no victims. Following this action, the submarine proceeded in loading torpedoes stored externally.

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Ships hit by Italian submarines