SS Olterra being used as an undercover base for manned torpedoes

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Title

SS Olterra being used as an undercover base for manned torpedoes

Description

Two manned torpedoes are exiting from a hidden hatch in the hull of the Italian auxiliary ship Olterra. Each torpedo has two figures sitting on it wearing diving suits and equipment.

Label reads “74”; signed by the authors; caption reads “1940. ALGESIRAS. L’Olterra del comandante D. Amoretti, una nave cisterna da 5000 to affondata dal suo equipaggio, davanti a Gibilterra, dalla stiva della petroiera appositamente attrezzata, partirono il 7 Dicembre 1942 i famosi maiali della squadriglia dell’Orsa Maggiore che violarono la munitissma piazzaforte di Gibilterra.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

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Format

One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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Identifier

PFilliputtiA16010037

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “SS Olterra being used as an undercover base for manned torpedoes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/126.

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