Italian submarine Console Generale Liuzzi
The launch of Console Generale Liuzzi in 1939
|Name:||Console Generale Liuzzi|
|Laid down:||1 October 1938|
|Launched:||17 September 1939|
|Fate:||Sunk by the Royal Navy 27 June 1940|
|Class & type:||Liuzzi-class submarine|
|Displacement:||1,166 tons surfaced
|Length:||252.5 ft (77.0 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft (7.0 m)|
|Draught:||13.7 ft (4.2 m)|
|Speed:||18 kn (33 km/h) (surfaced)|
Liuzzi was built at the Tosi Shipyard in Taranto. She was laid down on 1 October 1938 and launched on 17 September 1939.
The four submarines of the Liuzzi-class were armed with a single 100 mm (3.9 in) deck gun, four 13.2 mm (0.52 in) machine guns in twin mounts and eight 21 in (53 cm) torpedo tubes, with four reloads for a total of twelve torpedoes carried.
Attacked by the British destroyers HMS Dainty, Ilex, Decoy, Defender and the Australian HMAS Voyager south of Crete, she was scuttled on 27 June 1940. Her commanding officer at the time of the attack was Capitano di Corvetta Lorenzo Bezzi.
- "Liuzzi Class submarines at Photo Gallery of World War II". Retrieved 2008-12-05.
- "World War II Archives Foundation". Retrieved 2008-12-05.
- "US Navy Department Library - Italian World War II submarine losses". Retrieved 2008-12-05.
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