The Regia Nave Ospedale Po was sunk by a British torpedo bomber the night on 14 March 1941 inside the Bay of Valona (Albania), 1, 1/2 miles off Cape Dukati and Crionerò. Light were off by order of the local naval command as they could betray the ships inside the dark, near harbour.
Po, an old passenger ship 7.289 t (17 Knots) launched in 1911, sunk within an hour. There were 21 deads, three of them were nurses.
The Hospotal ship Po, in service since 21 May 1940, had performed, until that last night, 14 missions carring 6.600 wounded from Libya and Albania. Bye EC