Dive Locations

QUINTO

sinkingship copy

Type: Wreck

SS Quinto was an Italian cargo ship serving as a tanker and supply ship for the Italian Navy at the beginning of the WW2. On 31.12.1940 it was hunted down by the Greek submarine Katsonis Y-1, and sunk just south of Bar, some 300 m of the point Sogavica. Both submarine torpedoes missed. According to eyewitnesses, submarine surfaced and around 7:30 opened cannon fire from around 500m distance. After several strong explosions ship caught fire and finally went down around 9:20. There is no detailed record of the ship’s cargo or the crew, but according to some sources, there were around 10 casualties

The wreck is laying on its side, with a propeller and anchor exposed. It sustained heavy damage, so there are several large rips that allow access to some parts of the haul. The ship’s cargo contained a number of metal drums filled with diesel fuel. They can be found around the wreck.

Build: 1922
Tonnage: 531grt
Length: 57.6m
Depth: 32m
Visibility: Fair