Allied Warships

IT Platino

Submarine of the Acciaio class

NavyThe Italian Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassAcciaio 
Pennant 
Built byCantieri Odero Terni Orlando (O.T.O.), (La Spezia, Italy) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Nov 1940 
Launched1 Jun 1941 
Commissioned2 Oct 1941 
End service 
History

Her only employment following the Armistice was exercises with surface ships out of Napoli (Naples), Brindisi and Taranto. She was stricken and scrapped in 1948 in accordance with the terms of the Peace Treaty.

 

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Notable events involving Platino include:


13 Nov 1942
During the Allied landings in North Africa, Platino (Lt. Rigoli) approached Bougie Roads and at 0326 hours torpedoed the British troopship Narkunda (16632 GRT) in position 36°52'N, 05°01'E. The ship remained afloat but was sunk the following day in an air attack.

30 Jan 1943
While escorting convoy TE-14, the British corvette HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. Frederick Thomas Renny, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk off Bougie, Algeria, in position 36°56'N, 05°40'E, by the Italian submarine Platino (Lt.Cdr. Patrelli Campagnano).

In Bougie Roads (Algeria), Platino fired a 4-torpedo spread at 2 units identified as destroyers. Detonations were recorded after runs of 54", 68" and 85" and the CO, accordingly, claimed hits on 2 destroyers and one transport, but the only ship hit, according to Allied records, was the corvette Samphire, which took 2 hits and sank.

7 Feb 1943
At 23.27 hours, the British auxiliary minesweeping trawler HMS Tervani (Lt.Skipper Frederick George Blockwell, RNR) was sunk off Cape Bougaroni, Algeria in position 37°22'N, 06°14'E by the Italian submarine Platino (Lt.Cdr. Patrelli Campagnano).


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