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Morosini

CountryItaly
Ship ClassMarcello-class Submarine
Hull NumberMS
BuilderCantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy
Laid Down2 Mar 1937
Launched28 Jul 1938
Commissioned9 Nov 1938
Sunk8 Aug 0194
Displacement1,080 tons standard; 1,334 tons submerged
Length240 feet
Beam24 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryTwo CRDA diesel engines, two CRDA electric engines
Speed17 knots
Range2,500nm at 17 knots surfaced, 7,500nm at 9.4 knots surfaced, 8nm at 8 knots submerged, 120nm at 3 kn
Crew58
Armament4x533mm bow torpedo tubes, 4x533mm stern torpedo tubes, 2x100mm/47cal guns, 4x13.2mm machine guns
Submerged Speed8 knots

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ww2dbaseMorosini was commissioned into Italian Navy service in Nov 1938. She sank three Dutch and two British freighters and tankers between 1941 and 1942. In Aug 1942, two months into her tenth war patrol, she disappeared. Her final report was made on 8 Aug 1942 merely 50 kilometers or so west of the French coast. On 10 Aug, she was scheduled to make rendezvous with a convoy of outgoing German ship and three torpedo boats, but she failed to show. She was most likely destroyed after striking a naval mine. The commanding officer Francesco D'Alessandro, 7 other officers, and 50 sailors were never to be seen again.

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Morosini Operational Timeline

2 Mar 1937 The keel of Morosini was laid down by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico in Monfalcone, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.
28 Jul 1938 Morosini was launched by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico in Monfalcone, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.
9 Nov 1938 Morosini was commissioned into service.
1 Dec 1938 Alfredo Criscuolo was made the commanding officer of Morosini.
5 Jun 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 1800 hours, starting her first war patrol.
12 Jun 1940 Morosini sighted Greek freighter Styliani or Stylianos Chandris 85 miles southeast of Cape Palos, Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea at 0745 hours, but was unable to gain an attack position.
15 Jun 1940 Morosini sighted a French torpedo boat 85 miles southeast of Cape Palos, Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea at 0136 hours; at 0143 hours, she fired a torpedo at the torpedo boat at a distance of 400 meters, which missed. At 0547 hours, she heard turbine noises, and then sighted a convoy of three large ships escorted by destroyers at 0630 hours; the convoy was too far for the Italian submarine to attack.
17 Jun 1940 Morosini sighted a Spanish ship in the western Mediterranean Sea.
21 Jun 1940 Morosini sighted smoke in the western Mediterranean Sea at 0335 hours. She fired a torpedo at 0335 hours at a merchant ship and reported a loud explosion a minute later. Although she claimed a sinking, post war study of various reports could not produce any ships lost in that area on that date.
24 Jun 1940 Morosini arrived at Naples, Italy at 2130 hours, ending her first war patrol.
11 Jul 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 2350 hours, starting her second war patrol.
26 Jul 1940 Morosini arrived at Naples, Italy at 0900 hours, ending her second war patrol.
10 Aug 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0907 hours for exercises, returning at 1640 hours.
12 Aug 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0908 hours for exercises, returning at 1415 hours.
29 Aug 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at at 1645 hours.
2 Sep 1940 Morosini arrived at Taranto, Italy at 2230 hours.
30 Sep 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0830 hours for exercises, returning at 1715 hours.
4 Oct 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0825 hours for exercises, returning at 1600 hours.
7 Oct 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0827 hours for exercises, returning at 1747 hours.
10 Oct 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0800 hours for exercises, returning at 1405 hours.
18 Oct 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0726 hours for exercises, returning at 1202 hours.
25 Oct 1940 Morosini departed Naples, Italy at 0800 hours, starting her third war patrol.
31 Oct 1940 Morosini transited the Strait of Gibraltar.
3 Nov 1940 Morosini sighted a ship in the Atlantic Ocean at 1135 hours. After closing to 1,000 meters, she identified the target as a hospital ship, and halted the pursuit.
10 Nov 1940 Morosini sighted an illuminated ship in the Atlantic Ocean at 0630 hours. She assumed the ship to be a neutral ship and thus did not pursue.
20 Nov 1940 Morosini received intelligence at 2000 hours regarding an Allied convoy having departed Gibraltar at 1400 hours. She sailed toward Gibraltar to intercept, but would not find any targets.
26 Nov 1940 Morosini set sail for Bordeaux, France at 2000 hours.
27 Nov 1940 Morosini sighted two vessels near the Spanish coast at 1037 hours. She approached, but the vessels moved out of view.
28 Nov 1940 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France, ending her third war patrol.
7 Dec 1940 Morosini docked at Bordeaux, France.
13 Dec 1940 Morosini undocked at Bordeaux, France.
4 Jan 1941 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 1140 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1210 hours.
5 Jan 1941 Morosini departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1004 hours, arriving at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1910 hours. The Italian submarine was escorted by German minesweeper M9 and German submarine chasers UJ-D and UJ-E.
15 Jan 1941 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 0850 hours for trials, returning at 1708 hours.
17 Jan 1941 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 0905 hours for trials, returning at 1815 hours.
22 Jan 1941 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1600 hours, starting her fourth war patrol.
30 Jan 1941 Italian submarines Maggiore Baracca and Francesco Morosini sighted each other in the Atlantic Ocean at 1112 hours and exchanged recognition signals.
1 Feb 1941 Morosini sighted an unidentified submarine in the Atlantic Ocean. She lost contact with the submarine after the target submerged.
7 Feb 1941 Morosini sighted a sloop in the Atlantic Ocean at 2208 hours. She did not pursue the target.
8 Feb 1941 Morosini sighted a German submarine in the Atlantic Ocean at 2005 hours. Shortly after, Dutch merchant ship Prins Fredrik Hendrik was sighted. At 2030 hours, Morosini fired a torpedo, followed by another at 2032 hours; both of them missed. At 2132 hours, a third torpedo was fired, and it again missed as it turned sharply to port. At 2141 hours, an underwater explosion was detected, and the Dutch ship began transmitting a distress signal. The Italian submarine sailed away from the target.
24 Feb 1941 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France, ending her fourth war patrol.
11 Apr 1941 Athos Fraternale was made the commanding officer of Morosini, relieving Alfredo Criscuolo while at Bordeaux, France.
25 Apr 1941 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 0636 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1155 hours. At 1307, she set sail to the sea for gyro compass trials, returning at 1508 hours.
26 Apr 1941 Morosini departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 0800 hours and arrived at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1557 hours.
29 Apr 1941 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 0744 hours for trials, returning at 1650 hours.
30 Apr 1941 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1607 hours, starting her fifth war patrol.
13 May 1941 Morosini sighted British merchant ship Vancouver in the Atlantic ocean at 1745 hours. The British ship sighted the submarine at around the same time and turned around to escape from the submarine. Morosini fired two rounds with her deck gun at the distance of 10,000 meters, but the rounds fell short by about 3,000 meters. The British ship fired 10 rounds, with the last round falling short by about 2,000 meters. The British ship successfully escaped.
14 May 1941 Morosini received new instructions, and changed course at 1100 hours according. At 1500 hours, she sighted British merchant ship Manchester Port in the Atlantic Ocean. The Italian submarine closed in, but was detected in return at 1645 hours, turning away to escape while broadcasting a distress signal. Morosini abandoned the chase as she was slower than the target. At 2110 hours, Morosini was ordered to return to the previous patrol area.
15 May 1941 At 1003 hours, Morosini was informed by fellow Italian submarine Michele Bianchi that an Allied convoy consisted of 3 freighters, escorted by destroyers, had been sighted an hour prior in the Atlantic Ocean, and Morosini changed course to intercept. At 1339 hours, Michele Bianchi communicated that another convoy, OB 321, was detected at 1315 hours, this one consisting of 10 to 20 freighters escorted by destroyers, and this one being closer to Morosini; Morosini changed course again to intercept the new targets. At 1850 hours, a Catalina aircraft was sighted; Morosini submerged, but without being detected by the aircraft first, which dropped four depth charges at 1854 hours, another four at 1912 hours, and yet another four at 1930 hours. The PBY aircraft was flown by Flight Lieutenant Spotswood of No. 209 Squadron, who launched specifically to hunt for Morosini; corvettes HMS Rhododendron and HMS Hibiscus had also been dispatched to search for Morosini.
17 May 1941 Morosini sighted fellow Italian submarine Otaria in the Atlantic Ocean at 1345 hours and exchanged recognition signals.
22 May 1941 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1504 hours, ending her fifth war patrol.
28 Jun 1941 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 1000 hours and arrived at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1325 hours. At 1425 hours, she departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer for trials, returning at 1620 hours. At 2055 hours, she departed yet again, starting her sixth war patrol.
30 Jun 1941 Maggiore Baracca arrived at her assigned patrol position in the Atlantic Ocean at 0630 hours. At 1045 hours, orders for new patrol areas were sent to Italian submarines Luigi Torelli, Morosini, Comandante Cappellini, Leonardo Da Vinci, Maggiore Baracca, and Alessandro Malaspina. Maggiore Baracca was ordered to arrive by her new location by 3 Jul 1941. At 2115 hours, Alessandro Malaspina sighted Morosini and exchanged recognition signals.
5 Jul 1941 Comandante Cappellini sighted fellow Italian submarine Morosini in the Atlantic Ocean at 1214 hours; some information was exchanged via megaphone.
6 Jul 1941 Morosini sighted a submarine in the Atlantic Ocean at 1240 hours; believing her to be German, Morosini turned away.
9 Jul 1941 Morosini sighted a large aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean at 2035 hours; believing it to be German, she flashed her recognition signal. The Italian submarine submerged after receiving no response.
14 Jul 1941 Morosini sighted British freighter Rupert de Larrinaga of convoy OG 67d in the Atlantic Ocean at 1607 hours. At 2345 hours, she closed in on the surface and launched a bow torpedo, which missed. At 2356 hours, she fired a second bow torpedo, this time scoring a hit in the aft section of the freighter.
15 Jul 1941 Morosini continued to observe British freighter Rupert de Larrinaga of convoy OG 67d in the Atlantic Ocean at the start of the day, which had been hit by a torpedo launched by Morosini. At 0059 hours, she fired a stern torpedo, hitting Rupert de Larrinaga yet again. Rupert de Larrinaga sank at 0105 hours. All 44 aboard survived and were later picked up by Spanish tanker Campeche. At 0344 hours, Morosini sighted smoke from British ocean boarding vessel HMS Lady Somers. At 0524 hours, she fired a bow torpedo and recorded a hit, but it actually missed. At 0525 hours, she fired a second bow torpedo, hitting HMS Lady Somers in the stern section. HMS Lady Somers opened fired with her two deck guns, forcing Morosini to submerge at 0530 hours. At 0832 hours, Morosini sighted a tanker and moved to attack, but the pursuit was abandoned after recognizing the ship as Spanish tanker Campeche, answering the distress call of Rupert de Larrinaga. At 1002 hours, a bow torpedo was fired in close range, hitting and sinking HMS Lady Somers. 138 out of her crew of 175 survived the sinking; they were also picked up by Campeche.
17 Jul 1941 Morosini sighted Portuguese freighter Santa Irene in the Atlantic Ocean at 1216 hours. Upon seeing that the freighter was flying a Swiss flag at about 1300 hours, the attack was aborted.
25 Jul 1941 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1220 hours, ending her sixth war patrol.
4 Sep 1941 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 0630 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1025 hours. At 1130 hours, she departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer, arriving at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1923 hours.
6 Sep 1941 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1900 hours for trials, returning at 2025 hours. At 2135 hours, she departed La Pallice, starting her seventh war patrol.
10 Sep 1941 Morosini was ordered to move to a new patrol area in the Atlantic Ocean at 1000 hours.
11 Sep 1941 Morosini was ordered to move to a new patrol area in the Atlantic Ocean.
18 Sep 1941 Morosini used her hydrophone and concluded there were no ships on the surface in the Atlantic Ocean, and rose from a fully submerged position to periscope depth at 1750 hours. She was surprised to see a destroyer at only 1,000 meters in range. She dove very quickly and avoided detection. Her officers began to suspect the hydrophone was not working properly. At 1900 hours, she was ordered to move to a new patrol area to intercept an Allied convoy.
19 Sep 1941 Morosini sighted a small destroyer or a submarine chaser in the Atlantic Ocean at 0320 hours. Shortly after, another two vessels of a similar type was sighted. She stopped her diesel engines and remained quiet in the darkness, and she was not detected. At 0810 hours, she sighted the Allied convoy that she was informed of during the previous evening. She continued to shadow the convoy until 1320 hours when she was forced to submerged by a destroyer. At 2308 hours, she sighted a submarine chaser.
20 Sep 1941 Morosini set sail for Bordeaux, France at 2020 hours after discovering mechanical defects.
23 Sep 1941 Morosini sighted fellow Italian submarine Perla in the Atlantic Ocean at 1050 hours and exchanged recognition signals.
25 Sep 1941 Morosini sighted a large bomber in the Atlantic Ocean at 0854 hours; she submerged to avoid detection.
26 Sep 1941 Morosini sighted a bomber in the Atlantic Ocean at 2050 hours; she submerged to avoid detection.
27 Sep 1941 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1340 hours ending her seventh war patrol.
14 Nov 1941 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 1314 hours for Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France, but the journey was cancelled due to heavy fog. At 1825 hours, she departed again, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer at 1825 hours.
15 Nov 1941 Morosini departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 0840 hours, arriving at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1935 hours.
18 Nov 1941 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1740 hours, starting her eighth war patrol.
29 Nov 1941 At 1300 hours, Morosini was informed of a twenty-ship Allied convoy in the area being detected near her patrol area in the Atlantic Ocean about 8 hours earlier. At 2045 hours, Morosini observed a destroyer, and submerged to avoid detection. After the destroyer disappeared, she resumed the search for the convoy, but would ultimately fail to find it.
30 Nov 1941 Morosini sighted a German submarine in the Atlantic Ocean at 1120 hours; they exchanged information by megaphone.
3 Dec 1941 Morosini sighted a light in the Atlantic Ocean at 0555 hours and gave chase. She determined the vessel to be Spanish, but nevertheless remained in contact while waiting for daybreak. At 1120 hours, she stopped the vessel for inspection, and confirmed the ship to be the Spanish freighter Vizcaya. She allowed the ship to proceed to her destination, Bilbao, Spain.
13 Dec 1941 Morosini sighted smoke on the horizon in the Atlantic Ocean at 1950 hours, which turned out to be Allied convoy OS 13. While approaching, she was detected by British sloop HMS Rochester, which attacked with depth charges. British sloop HMS Leith followed with additional depth charges. Morosini suffered leaks after this attack, and was forced to return to base after the engagement.
20 Dec 1941 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1540 hours, ending her eighth war patrol.
2 Feb 1942 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 0840 hours, arriving at Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 1233 hours.
3 Feb 1942 Morosini departed Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France at 0910 hours, arriving at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1720 hours.
4 Feb 1942 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 0840 hours, starting her nineth war patrol.
8 Feb 1942 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1415 hours for mechanical repairs.
11 Feb 1942 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France at 1525 hours, resuming her nineth war patrol.
23 Feb 1942 Morosini sighted British freighter Sagaing in the Atlantic Ocean at 1930 hours. Sagaing also spotted the Italian submarine in return and fled.
2 Mar 1942 Leonardo da Vinci made rendezvous with fellow Italian submarine Morosini in the Atlantic Ocean at 2250 hours and attempted to transfer 20 tons of fuel in rough seas. After both 80-meter hoses broke, the fuel transfer attempt was abandoned.
11 Mar 1942 Morosini sighted smoke from a tanker in the Atlantic Ocean at 1153 hours. At 1245 hours, she made rendezvous with fellow Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi and passed on the intelligence regarding the nearby tanker. At 1838 hours, she fired two bow torpedoes, buth of which missed. The tanker opened fire with her stern gun, forcing Morosini to submerge at 1950 hours. At 2020 hours, Giuseppe Finzi reported that the tanker had escaped toward the south. At 2222 hours, she sighted British freighter Manaqui and began to maneuver to an attack position.
12 Mar 1942 Morosini fired two stern torpedoes at British freighter Manaqui, which she had been persuing since before midnight on the previous day, in the Atlantic Ocean at 0138 hours, scoring one hit. Manaqui sank at 0143 hours. All 44 crew members and 6 gunners were lost.
14 Mar 1942 Morosini made rendezvous with fellow Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi in the Atlantic Ocean at 1310 hours. At 1445 hours, Giuseppe Finzi extended her tow cable and her 120-meter fuel hose to Morosini to transfer some fuel. At 1555 hours, the tow cable broke out in heavy seas, but the fuel transfer continued. At 2100 hours, after 20.9 tons of fuel was transferred onto Morosini, the two submarines were disconnected from each other.
15 Mar 1942 Morosini sighted masts of Dutch tanker Oscilla in the Atlantic Ocean at 2005 hours and began to maneuver to an attack position.
16 Mar 1942 Morosini fired two bow torpedoes at Dutch tanker Oscilla, which she had sighted before midnight on the previous date, in the Atlantic Ocean at 0503 hours; the Italians recorded both torpedoes hitting, but survivors recalled only one explosion. At 0520 hours, a stern torpedo was fired; it might had hit the target and failed to detonate. At 0523 hours, another stern torpedo was fired; it also might had hit the target and failed to detonate. At 0534 hours, the fifth torpedo was fired, hitting the target on the port side. At 0553 hours, Morosini opened fire with her 100-millimeter guns, hitting the tanker 81 times. The tanker sank; 52 survived, 4 were lost. The survivors were later picked up by the American freighter Explorer.
23 Mar 1942 Morosini sighted British tanker Peder Bogen in the Atlantic Ocean at 1743 hours. At 2214 hours, she fired two stern torpedoes, both hitting the target. All 53 aboard took to lifeboats while the tanker drifted.
24 Mar 1942 The 53 survivors of British tanker Peder Bogen, hit by Italian submarine Morosini in the Atlantic Ocean on the previous date, noted that the tanker seemed to be remaining afloat three hours after being hit, and began to return. Also observing the same, Morosini opened fire with her deck gun between 0154 and 0203 hours, missing the tanker, but driving the lifeboats away. Between 0215 and 0228 hours, she fired her deck guns again, this time scoring hits and sinking the tanker.
2 Apr 1942 Morosini sighted German submarine U-108 in the Atlantic Ocean at 2050 hours and exchanged recognition signals.
4 Apr 1942 Morosini arrived at Bordeaux, France at 1900 hours, ending her nineth war patrol.
5 Apr 1942 Francesco D'Alessandro was made the commanding officer of Morosini, relieving Athos Fraternale while at Bordeaux, France.
27 May 1942 Morosini departed Bordeaux, France, arriving at La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 0900 hours.
3 Jun 1942 Morosini departed La Pallice, La Rochelle, France at 1700 hours, starting her tenth war patrol.
4 Jun 1942 Morosini reported that she had crossed the 10-degree West meridian in the Atlantic Ocean at 1800 hours. At 1845 hours, she was informed that an Allied convoy of three tankers escorted by three corvettes was located west of Gibraltar.
11 Jun 1942 Morosini reported her position in the Atlantic Ocean at 0100 hours.
17 Jun 1942 Morosini reported her position in the Atlantic Ocean at 0045 hours.
25 Jun 1942 Morosini, in the Atlantic Ocean at 2200 hours, was informed that fellow Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi would transfer 15 tons of fuel to Morosini.
26 Jun 1942 Morosini, in the Altantic Ocean at 0003 hours, received word from fellow Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi that Finzi had 313 tons of fuel, and would meet with Morosini at sea on 29 Jun 1942; the actual meeting would be delayed until 1 Jul 1942.
30 Jun 1942 Morosini sank Dutch freighter Tijsa (also recorded as Tysa) in the Atlantic Ocean at 0700 hours. All 43 aboard the freighter survived. The survivors recorded that three torpedo hits and at least 23 deck gun hits.
1 Jul 1942 Morosini made rendezvous with fellow Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi in the Atlantic Ocean at 1231 hours. They had originally planned to transfer fuel from Giuseppe Finzi to Morosini, but an accidental collision necessitated repairs at sea, and the transfer was to be delayed.
4 Jul 1942 Italian submarines Morosini and Giuseppe Finzi reported that due to the damage sustained in the accidental collission that took place in the Atlantic Ocean on 1 Jul 1942, the planned fuel transfer between the two submarines could not take place.
5 Jul 1942 Morosini reported her position and supply status while at sea in the Atlantic Ocean.
11 Jul 1942 Morosini was ordered to maintain a patrol line along the New York-Captown-South America routes in the Atlantic Ocean at 0001 hours.
14 Jul 1942 Morosini reported her position in the Atlantic Ocean.
17 Jul 1942 Giuseppe Finzi, while at sea in the Atlantic Ocean at 0245 hours, was ordered to provide 30 tons of fuel to fellow Italian submarine Morosini.
19 Jul 1942 Morosini reported sighting of a decoy ship in the Atlantic Ocean at 0230 hours.
20 Jul 1942 Morosini was ordered to move to a new patrol area in the Atlantic Ocean at 1900 hours.
21 Jul 1942 Morosini reported that the decoy ship sighted in the Atlantic Ocean two days prior was likely a camouflaged gunboat.
24 Jul 1942 Giuseppe Finzi, while at sea in the Atlantic Ocean at 0115 hours, was ordered to provide 30 tons of fuel to fellow Italian submarine Morosini. The rendezvous was to be 27 Jul 1942. At 0130 hours, Morisini reported in on her position and supply status.
27 Jul 1942 Giuseppe Finzi made rendezvous with fellow Italian submarine Morosini in the Atlantic Ocean at 1050 hours and transferred 25 tons of fuel and 1 ton of oil.
28 Jul 1942 Morisini reported her position and supply status while at sea in the Atlantic Ocean at 0900 hours. She was ordered to patrol the route between North America and Freetown, Sierra Leone, British West Africa.
31 Jul 1942 Morisini reported her position while at sea in the Atlantic Ocean at 1830 hours, noting that she was en route to France.
5 Aug 1942 Morisini reported her position while at sea in the Atlantic Ocean at 0100 hours.
7 Aug 1942 Morisini, at sea in the Atlantic Ocean at 1200 hours, received orders to remain submerged during the daylight hours when she was west of 10 degrees West.
8 Aug 1942 Morosini made her final report in the Atlantic Ocean at 1100 hours, noting that she was estimated to arrive in the Bordeaux, France region around 0600 hours on 10 Aug 1942. This was to be her last signal. She went missing some time after this report, and all 58 aboard were never seen again.
9 Aug 1942 An message was sent out to Morisini at 2300 hours, informing her that a German ship Uckermark, escorted by torpedo boats T10, T13, and T14, might come across her path in the Atlantic Ocean. She did not respond to this message.
10 Aug 1942 An message was sent out to Morisini informing her that she was to make rendezvous with German ship Uckermark, escorted by torpedo boats T10, T13, and T14 in the Atlantic Ocean at 1000 hours. At 1000, Morisini failed to appear. Three German aircraft in flight in the area searched for her, but failed.




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