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12)PIETRO CALVI




Pietro Calvi seen with other sister ship in the bottom.


 


Primo Longobardo, the Commander of Pietro Calvi.


Commissioned 31st March 1935


Displacement: 1550 tons surfaced. 2060 tons submerged


Range: 11 400 km.


Complement 72


Fate: Damaged in action with the cutter "Lulworth" and other escorts on the 14th, Italian submarine "PIETRO CALVI" was scuttled south of the Azores. 35 crewmembers were later rescued.


Pietro Calvi (Pennant Number CV) was launched 31 March 1935. The first war patrol was from Liguria to the Atlantic Ocean, and lasted from 3 July to 6 August 1940. After overhaul at La Spezia, Calvi sailed on 6 October 1940 for a second Atlantic patrol reaching Bordeaux on 23 October. Calvi suffered storm damage during its third patrol off the British Isles from 3 to 31 December 1940.


The fourth patrol was between the Canary Islands and the Azores from 31 March to 13 May 1941. Calvi sailed on 1 August 1941 for a fifth patrol off the Canary Islands. During the sixth patrol from 7 to 29 December 1941 Calvi, Finzi and Tazzoli rescued sailors of the sunken raider Atlantis. The seventh patrol was off Brazil from 7 March to 29 April 1942. Calvi sailed on 2 July 1942 for its eighth patrol. Calvi was rammed and sunk on 14 July 1942 by convoy SL 115 escort HMS Lulworth. Three officers and 32 sailors survived.


In the south Atlantic CALVI sank 4 ships with a total of 40,237 DWT


BALKIS - BEN BRUSH - EUGENE V. R. THAYER - TC MC COBB


  BALKIS


 BEN-BRUSH


  EUGENE-THAYER


 TC-MC-COBB


 

 

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