The Nino Bixio was torpedoed by H.M.Sm. Turbulant at 15:30hrs on the 17th of August 1942 .Position 36:35N - 21:34E . She was carrying 5,000 Allied P.O.W. My figures show there were 230 Commonwealth Casualties,118 of them from New Zealand. The ship was also carrying French P.O.W.in one of the Holds that was torpedoed. The Italian Destroyer Saetta took her in Tow and arrived at Navarino two days later. Some of the survivors were taken to Greece by the T.Bs.Polluce and Calliope.