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Italian merchant ships under Allied control - September 1943

gjs

New Member
Hello,

Maybe as a team work of our community we would be able to prepare a complete list of Italian merchant ships (over 100 GRT) which managed to get under Allied control after the Armistice. I tried to work on this in the last weeks and I managed to prepare a preliminary list which is definetely not the final one.

Abbazia1912
3 706​
GRT
Acilia1912
354​
GRT
Aguglia1911
215​
GRT
Airone ex ju Galeb1904
429​
GRT
Amalia Messina1892
665​
GRT
Andrea Contarini1913
1 417​
GRT
Andrea Gritti (II)1943
6 405​
GRT
Anna Capano1897
1 172​
GRT
Annarella1913
5 999​
GRT
Apuania1917
275​
GRT
Argo ex Vanda M. ex Erminia1920
526​
GRT
Aringa1924
305​
GRT
Assunzione1911
4 531​
GRT
Asteria (F.81)1911
393​
GRT
Barletta1931
1 975​
GRT
Buccari ex ju Bakar1931
344​
GRT
Bucintoro1909
1 273​
GRT
Calliope1890
172​
GRT
Camogli1905
249​
GRT
Campidoglio1910
3 702​
GRT
Carmencita1911
221​
GRT
Cassala ex Unio1902
1 797​
GRT
Cesena ex fr Mecanicien Moutte1918
1 570​
GRT
Citta di Alessandria1930
2 498​
GRT
Corfu ex ju Kumanovo1889
1 409​
GRT
Costante C. ex Teti1901
834​
GRT
Costantino Borsini ex ju Srbin1913
982​
GRT
Diocleziano ex ju Ivo Matkovic1929
2 527​
GRT
Dora C.1922
5 843​
GRT
Dubac ex ju Dubac1901
2 819​
GRT
Enrico1909
1 817​
GRT
Eolo (F.45 II)1936
704​
GRT
Ezilda Croce1900
1 230​
GRT
Fanny Brunner1925
2 366​
GRT
Firenze ex fr Tropique ex gr Elise1919
2 139​
GRT
Frangipane ex ju Frankopan1908
160​
GRT
Frosinone ex be Congo1914
5 202​
GRT
Gallura1911
261​
GRT
Genepesca I1940
1 628​
GRT
Genepesca II1940
1 628​
GRT
Giampaolo1921
358​
GRT
Giuseppe Messina1900
934​
GRT
Goggiam1922
1 934​
GRT
Imperatore ex Patria ex Susanne Vinnen1922
1 827​
GRT
Itu1895
1 578​
GRT
Langano1894
1 246​
GRT
Lazzaro Mocenigo1927
1 403​
GRT
Luana1892
1 158​
GRT
Lubiana ex ju Ljubljana1904
985​
GRT
Lucera ex fr Maroc1908
2 456​
GRT
Luciano Orlando1918
86
GRT
Lucrino1917
5 536​
GRT
Lussino (G.41)1912
216​
GRT
Macerata ex fr Lacydon ex fr La Resolue1910
705​
GRT
Marechiaro ex Citta Di Sorrento1930
113​
GRT
Maria SS. della Catena (G.10)1907
125​
GRT
Marino ex ju Solin1913
702​
GRT
Miseno1902
1 313​
GRT
Monte Cucco1941
834​
GRT
Monte Grappa1943
834​
GRT
Montebello1918
570​
GRT
Motia1918
2 473​
GRT
Nesazio1904
268​
GRT
Nettuno1916
5 088​
GRT
Pallade1899
1 131​
GRT
Partenope1919
553​
GRT
Pelagosa1921
669​
GRT
Perseo1924
291​
GRT
Pertusola1882
1 504​
GRT
Pola (D.28)1941
451​
GRT
Porto Pisano1937
226​
GRT
Principessa Giovanna1923
8 955​
GRT
Probitas1918
5 084​
GRT
Rampino (II) ex Spigola (II)1921
654​
GRT
Rinucci ex Reggio Emilia1914
1 217​
GRT
Risano ex ju Sitnica1900
126​
GRT
Rondine1924
6 468​
GRT
Rubicone1919
4 965​
GRT
Salvore1943
1 593​
GRT
Santa Chiara ex Aurora1889
1 224​
GRT
Saturnia1927
24 470​
GRT
Senio1879
1 067​
GRT
Sestriere1942
7 198​
GRT
Sezze ex fr Espiguette1920
1 109​
GRT
Sirio1924
291​
GRT
Sorrento1930
243​
GRT
Ston ex ju Ston1909
204​
GRT
Tarvisio1927
5 484​
GRT
Toscana1923
9 442​
GRT
Triton Maris1898
1 457​
GRT
Tunisino1922
997​
GRT
Ugo Fiorelli1943
1 620​
GRT
Ulisse1918
2 226​
GRT
Urano1923
5 512​
GRT
Vittorino Zanibon1943
1 622​
GRT
Volodda1915
4 673​
GRT
Vragnizza ex ju Vranjic1918
1 543​
GRT

Please add any other vessels I missed. For sure I'm wrong in some cases so any corrections are more than welcome. In the next phase we can fill in some other details. At this moment I didn't include Regia Marina vessels (only that taken from trade) and merchant ships which came under Allied control in other way (like outside of Mediterranean, sunk and salvaged later on or seized later e.g. in the Adriatic while being already under German control). I hope you will find this as interesting topic and some of you would be happy to join me in my research.

Best regards,

Greg
 
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1089maul

New Member
Hi Greg,
Good luck with this project. I have looked at my books on the Regia Marina but unfortunately they do not cover the merchant ships. The nearest I could get was in Bragadin‘s Italian Navy in World War 2. In the armistice chapter he explains the allied instructions and responses in relation to the surviving Italian warships. Page 313 has a footnote stating, There were also no provisions for the ships of the merchant marine to be taken over by or rendered to the allies. Only the possibility of their requisition by the allies involved.
I fear that your project may be very challenging!
Regards,
Bob
 
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