12 happened March 1967: launch of the submarine Enrico Toti


Forty-seven years have passed since Italy, following the peace treaties after the Second World War that prevented the construction of submarines, launched the Toti submarine (SSK 506).

The Toti was built by Italcantieri in Monfalcone, the 12 March 1967 was launched and the 22 January 1968 was officially handed over to the Navy.

Head of the first four underwater design and construction units, Toti operated in the Mediterranean basin for thirty years.

Being the first specimen it gave the name to the class constituted by the submarines Dandolo, Mocenigo and Bagnolini.

The acronym NATO SSK (Submarine Submarine Killer) indicates that the submarine was designed with anti-submarine features.

The 30 June 1999 the submarine has completed the active service and is now kept at the museum of science and technology of Milan as an example of Italian engineering excellence.

The Navy remembers him for the spirit of sacrifice and professionalism of the commanders and crews who have operated over the years, but also for the reliability and operational efficiency resulting from the productive capacity of the resources of the national industry.

Source / photo Marina Militare