|I have military information that several soldiers (in my town and family) died on June 8, 1916 during WWI due to a sinking ship. So, I am very curious and would like to know more. I plugged the date into several search engines (in english) and could not find anything. Does anyone know where I can go to find out more? Thanks.|
I think that the ship is the "Principe Umberto". Try this link:
Caduti della prima guerra mondiale
This is a picture of the ship.
In doing some additional checking I discovered that the correct designation of the submarine which torpedoed the Principe Umberto was the SMU-5 captained by George Ritter von Trapp. If his name is familiar that's because he is the same von Trapp from the Sound of Music.
|The Dad from The Sound of Music killed my relatives?!|
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