Italian tug LITTORIO

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davidships
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Italian tug LITTORIO

Post by davidships » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:25 pm

On the Naples-based civil port tug LITTORIO (208grt, built 1927 Danzig), I have:
10/5/1940 requisitioned by the Italian Navy, designated F 30
15/8/1943 lost by enemy action at Messina

Anyone know what kind of "enemy action"?

David
Platon Alexiades
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Re: Italian tug LITTORIO

Post by Platon Alexiades » Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:33 pm

Hi David,

The tug Littorio was badly damaged at Messina during an air raid on the night of 5/6 August 1943. She was abandoned as she could not sail when Allied forces entered the town ten days later.

Best regards,

Platon
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Re: Italian tug LITTORIO

Post by davidships » Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:05 pm

Thank you, Platon, and for the date correction.
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