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11)LEONARDO DA VINCI



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Commissioned 16/Sep/1939


Displacement: 1165 tons Standard. 1475 tons Full load.


Speed: 17.8 / 8.2 knots (surfaced/submerged)


Armament: 1 x 100 mm gun.


4 x 13.2 mm anti-aircraft
8 x 21" torpedo tubes (4 bow, 4 stern)
12 torpedoes.


Complement: 57.


Fate: On 23 May 1943, while returning from patrol, Leonardo da Vinci was intercepted by the destroyer HMS Active, 300 miles west of Vigo. Working in concert with the frigate HMS Ness, Active subjected the submarine to an intense depth-charge attack, and Leonardo da Vinci was destroyed. There were no survivors.


During her journey in the south Atlantic DA VINCI sank 11 ships totaling 108,652 DWT


CLAN MACQUARRIE - LULWORTH HILL - CHILE - ANDREAS - REINE MARIE STEWART - EMPIRE ZEAL - EMPRESS OF CANADA - ALIOTH - VEERHAVEN - DORYSSA - MARCUS WHITMANN


 CLAN MACQUARRIE


 LULWORTH HILL


 CHILE


 ANDREAS


 REINE MARIE STEWART 


 EMPIRE ZEAL - SISTER SHIP EMPIRE MIGHT


 EMPRESS OF CANADA


 ALIOTH


 VEERHAVEN


 

 DORYSSA


 MARCUS WHITMAN


 

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