DescriptionOn 24 March 1943 the Italian destroyer Ascari, in a troop transport mission to Tunis, struck three mines and sank while rescuing survivors of another sunken destroyer, the Lanzerotto Malocello. 194 of Ascari's 247 crew were killed, together with most of the 300-350 German soldiers aboard. 548 of the 650 German troops carried by Ascari and Malocello were killed; only 102 survived.
Nationaliy of ShipItaly
Lives Lost450
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two