HMS P 711 (P 711)
Submarine of the Ferraris class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cantieri Tosi (Taranto, Italy)|
|Laid down||15 Oct 1931|
|Launched||19 Mar 1934|
|Commissioned||19 Jun 1940|
The Italian submarine Galileo Galilei was stationed in the Red Sea in June 1940. While on patrol her air-conditioning unit malfunctioned and she was forced to the surface where she was engaged by British warships until she was captured south of Aden in position 12º48'N, 45º12'E by the British ASW trawler HMS Moonstone. She was named X 2 by the Royal Navy and in June 1942 she was renamed P 711. She was used as a training boat.
Commands listed for HMS P 711 (P 711)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Patrick Ernest Heathfield, RN||22 Sep 1940||Ca. late41|
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