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of the unnamed submarines completed in May
1941 and deployed in the Mediterranean
where she arrived to join the
10th Submarine Flotilla in June 1941.
an early patrol she sank the Italian
mercantile BARBIAGO off Pantellaria
part of a five ship convoy escorted by
three destroyers and three torpedo boats.
Although under heavy depth charge attacks
the escort, the submarine was able to
escape. Later on 12th August she was
deployed to join HM Submarines P32 and UNIQUE
to intercept an Italian troop convoy on
passage to Tripoli.
Whilst patrolling west of Tripoli she came
under attack by
anti-submarine vessels after which no
contact could be made. It is not clear
whether this submarine sank in these attacks
which lasted two hours or whether she
struck a mine in the defensive minefields
laid off the port