WWII Italian Navy’s merchant ships

A small picture collection of the small merchant ships and oilers (a total of 88 vessels) Italy used in the Mediterranean Sea during WWII. A large quantity of precious merchant ships’ tonnage was lost on the very first day, as one third of the ships were surprised out of the Med the day war was declared.

 

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(source: Le motonavi italiane nella 2a guerra mondiale, Rivista Marittima, January 1985, A. Rastelli9

 

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