Italian submarine Barbarigo

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Career (Italy)
Name: Barbarigo
Builder: CRDA
Launched: 12 June 1938
Commissioned: 19 September 1938
Fate: Presumed sunk, c. 16 June 1943
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 1,060 long tons (1,080 t) surfaced
1,313 long tons (1,334 t) submerged
Length: 73 m (239 ft 6 in)
Beam: 7.19 m (23 ft 7 in)
Draught: 5.1 m (16 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
2 × CRDA diesels
2 × CRDA electric motors
Speed: 17.4 knots (20.0 mph; 32.2 km/h) surfaced
8 knots (9.2 mph; 15 km/h) submerged
Complement: 58
Armament: 8 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 4 stern)
2 × 100 mm (3.9 in)/47 guns
4 × 13.2 mm (0.52 in) machine guns

Barbarigo was a World War II Italian Marcello-class submarine built for the Italian Royal Navy (Italian: Regia Marina). The submarine was converted into a transport to carry materiel between Germany and Japan in 1943, but disappeared on her first mission in that capacity, sometime after 16 June 1943.

The Italian Government issued a 5 Lira red adhesive revenue stamp featuring the Barbarigo. Inscription on the vertical stamp is "Sommergibile BARBARIGO/ INA GIL". exact purpose of this stamp is uncertain but may have been a tax or a charge for mail carried on board the vessel.

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