Italian submarine Comandante Faà di Bruno

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Career  Regia Marina
Name: Comandante Faà di Bruno
Namesake: Emilio Faà di Bruno
Launched: 18 June 1939
Fate: Sunk, November 1940
General characteristics
Class & type: Marcello-class 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)
Installed power: 3,600 bhp (2,700 kW) (diesels)
1,100 hp (820 kW) (electric motors)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
2 × Fiat diesel engines
2 × CRDA electric motors
Speed: 17.4 knots (32.2 km/h; 20.0 mph) surfaced
8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range: 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) surfaced
7,500 nmi (13,900 km; 8,600 mi) at 19.47 knots (36.06 km/h; 22.41 mph) surfaced
8 nmi (15 km; 9.2 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9 mph) submerged
120 nmi (220 km; 140 mi) at 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) submerged
Test depth: 100 m (328.1 ft)
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

Comandante Faà di Bruno, also referred to by its shortened name Faà di Bruno, was an Marcello-class submarine built for the Italian Royal Navy (Italian: Regia Marina) and was active during World War II. It was sunk in November 1940 by a combined effort from the destroyers HMCS Ottawa of the Royal Canadian Navy, and HMS Harvester, of the Royal Navy after attacking a convoy they were defending.

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