italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) Leonardo da Vinci (+1943)
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general
nationality italian
purpose war
type submarine
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1940
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1465  disp (subm)
dimensions 76.5 x 6.81 x 4.72 m
material steel
engine diesel / electric , 2 shafts
armament 1 x 100 mm gun 4 x 13.2 mm anti-aircraft 8 x 21" torpedo tubes (4 bow, 4 stern) 12 torpedoes
power 3600 
speed 17.8  knots
about the loss
cause lost depth charge
date lost 23/05/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.63rank: 576
about people
builder
Cantieri Riuniti Dell´ Adriatico CRDA, Trieste & Monfalcone
owner
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
captain C.C. Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia
no. of crew 57
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protected
war grave
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entered 01/12/2009
last update Pablobini
last update 27/08/2014
 
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[1] Lettens Jan24/09/2010
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Pablobini01/12/2009On 23 May 1943, while returning from patrol, Leonardo da Vinci was intercepted by the destroyer HMS Active , 300 miles west of Vigo . Working in concert with the frigate HMS Ness , Active subjected the submarine to an intense depth-charge attack, and Leonardo da Vinci was destroyed. There were no survivors.
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 Clay Blair, Hitler’S U-Boat War Vol I (1996)
Lettens Jan26/08/2014LEONARDO DA VINCI FINAL PATROL

On her final patrol the Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci sank following ships:



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 Cantieri Riuniti Dell´ Adriatico CRDA, Trieste & Monfalcone
Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico was founded in 1930 from the merger between Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino (Trieste) and Cantiere Navale Triestino (Monfalcone). CRDA built cruisers, submarines and battleships for the Italian Navy. After the wars it remained in business and focused partly on building cruise liners. Nowadays (2010) the yard is still in operation but is owned since 1984 by Fincantieri Group.

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