The "Terni" cargo ship

The Terni cargo ship







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The "Terni" was a cargo ship used by the Italian Royal Navy, during World War Second, for supplies and victuals freight from the port of Naples towards the ports of eastern Sicily. Before flying the Italian flag, the ship belonged to "Compagnie de Navigation Paquet" from Marseille and it was named "Azrou". The French shipping company used the Azrou on the route Marseille - Libya - Morocco as a mixed freight and passengers ship.

The Terni was stricken and sank out of Capo Mulini (near Catania) the evening of June 16, 1943 while it was sailing toward the port of Siracusa, coming from Naples. The deadly shot was fired by the English submarine "HMS Unison" which struck the Terni with a torpedo from point-blank range. The same submarine previously sank two other Italian freight ships, the "Enrichetta" and the "Maria Foscarini".

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