26 happened March 1941: Forcing of the Bay of Suda


The heroic act carried out in the 1941 during the Second World War, with the Italian naval assault vehicles called barchini which, scornful of danger and with extraordinary expertise and seafaring skills, attacked British naval units parked in the protected bay of Suda, on the island of Crete.

Despite the adverse weather conditions, the operation was successfully completed and led to the sinking of the British cruiser York and the damage to the Greek oil tanker Pericles.

We remember this feat for the audacity and courage of our sailors, who dared to violate a highly fortified enemy base, putting their safety at risk with extreme spirit of sacrifice.

Source: Military Navy