Alberto da Giussano

DescriptionOn 13 December 1941 the Italian light cruiser Alberto Di Giussano, during a fuel transport mission to Libya, was sunk by destroyers Legion, Sikh, Maori and Isaac Sweers together with her sistership Alberico Da Barbiano. The ship broke in two after allowing most of her crew to abandon the ship, but 283 of the 720 men aboard (including personnel on passage) were lost.
Year1941
Nationaliy of ShipItaly
Lives Lost283
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_cruiser_Alberto_da_Giussano