Allied Warships

IT Eritrea

Sloop of the Eritrea class

NavyThe Italian Navy
Built byCantieri di Castellamare di Stabia (Castellamare di Stabia, Italy) 
Laid down25 Jul 1935 
Launched20 Sep 1936 
Commissioned10 Feb 1937 
End service 


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Notable events involving Eritrea include:

8 May 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee with the Italian sloop Eritrea. (1)

11 Jun 1945
HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 8th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits, mainly for air/sea rescue duties. She was escorted out by the Italian sloop Eritrea until 0200/12.

For positions and the attack position of HMS Vivid during this patrol see the map below. The positions were taken from the patrol report as no log is available for this period.



  1. ADM 173/18673
  2. ADM 199/1876

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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