Scire was an Italian submarine of the Adua class that was built for Regia Marina in 1938. After Italy joined the war in June 1940 she completed a raid against Allied shipping and sunk at least one ship. She was thereafter modified to use a new type of torpedoes, and was again ready for service in September 1940. Several operations were launched against Gibraltar and Alexandria without much success. In 1941 she was modified again and also fitted with camouflage. In July 1942 she received orders to sail for Haifa and attack the harbor. Outside Haifa she was spotted 10.August 1942 by the British trawler HMS Islay who fired depth charges. After a short battle on the surface, Scire was sunk after several hits from HMS Islay. The wreck was found in 1960 and some salvaging was done on the wreck site. Parts from the wreck is today exhibited at the Marina Militare in La Spezia. The wreck rest today in two parts on a depth of 28 to 32 meter in the bay of Haifa.

Former names:

61,0 x 6,5 x 4,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
623 displ ( surfaced )
Genoa ( IT ) 1938
La Spezia ( IT )

33°0′10″N 34°0′12″E
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Picture: Scire in 1938
Courtesy of Minestero della Difesa

Last updated: May 2019