italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) RM Tritone (+1943)
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general
nationality italian
purpose war
type submarine
subtype/class Tritone class submarine
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1942
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1058  disp (subm)
dimensions 63.2 x 7 x 4.9 m
material steel
engine 2 diesel engines of each 1.200 hp and 2 electric engines of 400 hp each
armament 1 x 100/47mm gun, 2 or 4 MG of 13,2mm, 12 x 533 mm torpedoes, 4 T.T. bow and 2 T.T. stern
power 2400  h.p.
speed 16  knots
about the loss
cause lost depth charge
date lost 15/01/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.26rank: 624
about people
builder
Cantieri Riuniti Dell´ Adriatico CRDA, Trieste & Monfalcone
owner
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
captain Monechi, Paolo
complement 47
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entered 28/05/2012
last update Lettens Jan
last update 28/05/2012
 
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Lettens Jan28/05/2012The Italian submarine TRITONE was lost during her first mission, 19 January 1943, when, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Paul Monechi, she tried to attack an enemy convoy.

During the attack, she was spotted and depth charged by British destroyer HMS ANTELOPE and Canadian corvette PORT ARTHUR. She surfaced to avoid sinking and was shelled.

TRITONE sank shortly after, taking 26 men with her (3 officers, 22 petty officers and sailors and one civilian worker). 25 survivors were rescued and taken prisoner by the British.

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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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