Darek Sepiolo

Stories of sunken wrecks are usually very dramatic involving dozens, hundreds and sometimes thousands of lost lives. Such thing didn’t take place in the case of the Umbria. Stationed at Port Sudan on the day of the accession of Italy to the Axis, Umbria was sunk by its captain Lorenzo Muiesan. He feared a military takeover of valuable cargo by British troops occupying Sudan. Fiat 1100 Lunga cars are still sitting in the third cargo hold.