italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) RM Uarsciek (+1942)
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general
nationality italian
purpose war
type submarine
subtype/class Adua class submarine
Adua class submarine Adua RM (+1941)
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 856  disp (subm)
dimensions 54.8 x 6.5 x 4.7 m
material steel
engine 1.400 HP (diesel), 800 HP (electric)
armament 6 x 533 mm torp. tubes (4 bow and 2 aft), 1 deck gun 100mm/47cal., 2 A.A. guns 13.2 mm
power 1400  h.p.
speed 14  knots
about the loss
cause lost foundered
other reasons depth charge
date lost 15/12/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.18rank: 636
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builder
Tosi Franco, Taranto
owner
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
captain Della Targia, Arezzo
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entered 10/08/2012
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Lettens Jan10/08/2012The Italian submarine Uarsciek was damaged by depth charges and forced to submerge south of Malta by HMS Petard and the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga on 14th December 1942.

Eighteen Italians were killed in the subsequent gunfire battle, including the Commander.. Uarsciek foundered the next day, while being towed by HMS Petard.

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