16 Jul 1943

  • British submarine HMS Tactician under Lieutenant Commander A. F. Collett, DSC, RN fired six torpedoes against the Italian submarine Luigi Settembrini that had traveled from Pola and was about to enter Brindisi harbour in southern Italy. No hits were obtained, but the Italians observed two torpedo tracks astern, one at about 200 meters and another just only 15 meters. Later on, she set course to return to the Gulf of Taranto. At 1300 hours, HMS Tactician sighted a trawler leaving Brindisi and proceeding up the swept channel. At 1350 hours the trawler was seen to proceed back towards Brindisi. The Tactician followed the trawler and at 1403 hours fired six torpedoes. No hits were obtained. Tactician now set course to retire from the Adriatic Sea. ww2dbase [Brindisi, Puglia | HM]
23 Sep 1943


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