italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) RM Narvalo (NR) (+1943)
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general
nationality italian
purpose war
type submarine
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1930
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1142  disp (subm)
dimensions 69.8 x 7.18 x 5.2 m
material steel
engine 3.000 HP (diesel) - 1.300 HP (electric)
armament 8 x 533 mm torp. tubes (4 bow and 4 aft); 1 deck gun 102 mm / 35 cal. ; 2 Anti-Aircraft guns 13,2 mm
power 1300  s.h.p.
speed 15.5  knots
about the loss
cause lost air raid
other reasons gunfire - shelled
date lost 14/01/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.36rank: 609
about people
builder
Cantieri Navale Triestino, Monfalcone
owner
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
captain Grion, Ludovico
complement 29
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entered 10/09/2010
last update Lettens Jan
last update 14/01/2012
 
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Lettens Jan14/01/2012On 14th January 1943, HMS Hursley (W. J. P. Church) together with HMS Pakenham (E. A. Gibbs) and a Beaufort of No.39 Squadron sank the Italian submarine Narvalo (Ludovico Grion), south-east of Malta.

Aboard the submarine, who was returning to Italy from a supply mission to North Africa, there were 11 British officers who were prisoners of war, 8 of them went down with the Narvalo along with 28 Italians.

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