Italian submarine Console Generale Liuzzi

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The launch of Console Generale Liuzzi
The launch of Console Generale Liuzzi in 1939
Career (Italy)
Name: Console Generale Liuzzi
Builder: Tosi, Taranto
Laid down: 1 October 1938
Launched: 17 September 1939
Fate: Sunk, 27 June 1940
General characteristics
Class & type: Liuzzi-class submarine
Displacement: 1,166 tons surfaced
1,484 dived[1]
Length: 252.5 ft (77.0 m)[2]
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)[2]
Draught: 13.7 ft (4.2 m)[2]
Propulsion:
  • 2 × Tosi diesels
  • 2 × Ansaldo electric motors[1]
Speed: 18 kn (33 km/h) (surfaced)
Complement: 58[2]
Armament:
  • 1 × 100mm deck gun
  • 4 × 13.2mm machine-guns
  • 8 × 21-inch torpedo tubes[1]

Console Generale Liuzzi was an Italian Liuzzi-class ocean-going submarine of the Regia Marina, launched in 1939 and sunk in 1940 by Royal Navy destroyers.

Construction[edit]

Liuzzi was built at the Tosi Shipyard in Taranto. She was laid down on 1 October 1938 and launched on 17 September 1939.

Armament[edit]

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.[2]

Loss[edit]

Attacked by the British destroyers Dainty, Ilex, Decoy, Defender and the Australian destroyer Voyager south of Crete, she was scuttled on 27 June 1940.[3] Her commanding officer at the time of the attack was Capitano di Corvetta Lorenzo Bezzi.

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Coordinates: 33°46′0″N 27°27′0″E / 33.76667°N 27.45000°E / 33.76667; 27.45000