The Italian Submarine Scire 1938-1942

The Italian Submarine Scire 1938-1942

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The Italian Submarine Scire 1938-1942




Author:Carlo Cestra
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:8.3" x 11.7"
Pages:80
Photos:155 graphics
Publisher:Kagero
ISBN:9788364596957
Item No. 9788364596957



Scirè was an Italian Adua class submarine, which served during World War II in the Regia Marina (the Italian Navy). She was named after the Ethiopian region where there was a battle between the Italian and Abyssinian troops during the war in Ethiopia in 1936. She was laid down by the Italian shipbuilder "Odero-Terni-Orlando (OTO)” in La Spezia, on January 30, 1937, was launched on January 6, 1938, and was commissioned on April 25, 1938. During the war, she was modified to carry three mini submarines (SLCs) and remains one of the most famous submarines in the world due to the missions to Gibraltar and Alexandria.