Italian submarine fates

Ships hit by Italian submarines

Lulworth Hill

TypeCargo ship
CountryBritish British

Date of attack19 Mar 1943Time0500?
0400Z (e)
FateSunk by submarine Leonardo da Vinci (T.V. Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia)
Position of attack11° 00'S, 0° 35'E
Complement (no casualties, 3 survivors)
Notes At 0400Z hours, Da Vinci torpedoed the British Lulworth Hill (7,628 GRT, 1940) bound from Capetown to Freetown. She was sunk by two hits. Da Vinci picked up one survivor who later transferred to Finzi. Survivors reported being machine-gunned by a German submarine. This must be an error as it is unlikely that T.V. Gazzana Priaroggia would have resorted to murder. Fourteen survivors took to a life raft, but only two were found alive after 49 days when HMS Rapid picked them up on 7th May 1943.

Position of attack

Ships hit by Italian submarines