Alberico da Barbiano

DescriptionOn 13 December 1941 the Italian light cruiser Alberico Da Barbiano, during a fuel transport mission to Libya, was sunk by destroyers Legion, Sikh, Maori and Isaac Sweers together with her sistership Alberto Di Giussano. The ship capsized after bursting into flames and only 250 of the 784 men a board (which included Admiral Antonino Toscano, commander of he 4th Cruiser Division, and several personnel on passage) were saved. Admiral Toscano was among the killed.
Year1941
Nationaliy of ShipItaly
Lives Lost534
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_cruiser_Alberico_da_Barbiano