italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) RM Scire [+1942]
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nationality italian
purpose war
type submarine
subtype/class Adua class submarine
Adua class submarine Adua RM (+1941)
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1938
weight (tons) 623  disp (surf)
dimensions 60.2 x 6.5 x 4.73 m
material steel
engine 2 x oil engines
armament 6 torpedo tubes 533 mm (4 ahead – 2 astern) - 1 gun 100 mm/47 cal. - 2 antiaircraft machineguns 13.2 mm
power 1400  s.h.p.
speed 14  knots
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 10/08/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.44rank: 599
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Odero Terni Orlando (OTO), Muggiano
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
captain Lcdr. Bruno Zelik
no. of crew 44
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depth (m.) 33 max. / 29 min. (m)
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entered 28/08/2008
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last update 10/08/2012
Lettens Jan01/11/2008
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Lettens Jan10/08/2012The Italian submarine Scirè was an Italian Adua-class submarine, which served during World War II in the Regia Marina. I WWII, Scire was modified to carry three human torpedoes (maiali). The Scirè accomplished many missions inside enemy waters.

The most important mission was carried out in December 1941: Scirè left La Spezia carrying three manned torpedoes, reaching Alexandria in Egypt, and its manned torpedoes entered the harbour and sank in shallow waters the British battleships HMS Valiant, Queen Elizabeth and damaged the tanker Sagona and the destroyer Jervis.
All six torpedo-riders were captured and the battleships returned to service after several months of repairs.

During one of these missions, on 10 August 1942, Scirè sank, damaged by depth charges dropped by the British naval trawler Islay in Haifa bay, 5.9 miles from Haifa harbour.
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