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Raid on Algiers
Part of World War II
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Date 11 December 1942
Location Algiers, Mediterranean Sea
Result Italian victory
United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Italy
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Mario Arillo
Fleet in harbour 1 Submarine
3 Human torpedoes
10 Frogmen
Casualties and losses
1 Tanker sunk
1 Cargo Ship sunk
2 Cargo Ships damaged[1]
10 captured

The Raid on Algiers took place on 11 December 1942, in the Algiers harbour.


The raid

On 4 December 1942, the submarine Ambra of the Italian Royal Navy (Regia Marina) left the naval base of La Spezia, carrying three manned torpedoes and 10 commando frogmen.



  • "Frogmen First Battles" by retired U.S Captain William Schofield's book. ISBN 0-8283-2088-8
  • "Sea Devils" by J. Valerio Borghese, translated into English by James Cleugh, with introduction by the United States Naval Institute ISBN 1-55750-072-X
  • The Italian Navy in World War II by Marc'Antonio Bragadin, United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, 1957. ISBN 0405130317
  • The Italian Navy in World War II by Sadkovich, James, Greenwood Press, Westport, 1994. ISBN 031328797X

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