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Console Generale Liuzzi

CountryItaly
Ship ClassLiuzzi-class Submarine
Builder NameCantieri Tosi
Laid Down1 Oct 1938
Launched17 Sep 1939
Sunk27 Jun 1940
Displacement1,166 tons standard; 1,484 tons submerged
Length253 feet
Beam23 feet
Draft14 feet
Machinery2 Tosi diesel engines, 2 Ansaldo electric motors
Speed18 knots
Crew58
Armament1x100mm deck gun, 2x2x13.2mm machine guns, 8x21in torpedo tubes, 12 torpedoes

Contributor:

ww2dbaseItalian submarine Console Generale Liuzzi was launched in Sep 1939 and was quickly commissioned into service as Italy prepared to enter the European War. In Jun 1940, while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea, she was spotted by a destroyer Allied group consisted of HMS Dainty, HMS Ilex, HMS Decoy, HMS Defender, and HMAS Voyager. Unable to escape and hopeless in challenging the combined firepower of the enemy ships, commanding officer Capitano di Corvetta Lorenzo Bezzi ordered his crew to abandon ship while preparing the ship for scuttling. Bezzi chose to go down with his ship. Bezzi would be awarded the Gold Medal posthumously for this action.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jan 2020

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Console Generale Liuzzi Operational Timeline

1 Oct 1938 The keel of Console Generale Liuzzi was laid down at the Tosi Shipyard at Taranto, Italy.
17 Sep 1939 Console Generale Liuzzi was launched at the Tosi Shipyard at Taranto, Italy.
27 Jun 1940 The Italian submarine Console Generale Liuzzi was attacked by the British destroyers HMS Dainty, HMS Ilex, HMS Decoy and HMS Defender together with Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager south of the island of Crete, Greece. The Italian commander Capitano di Corvetta Lorenzo Bezzi ordered the submarine to be scuttled and chose to go down with the ship.

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Launching of Console Generale Liuzzi, Tosi Shipyard at Taranto, Italy, 17 Sep 1939




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Launching of Console Generale Liuzzi, Tosi Shipyard at Taranto, Italy, 17 Sep 1939


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