Luigi Rizzo

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Ammiraglio di Divisione Luigi Rizzo, First Count of Grado and Premuda, (1887 – 1951) was an officer in the Regia Marina whose exploits in command of M.A.S. torpedo craft resulted in the sinking of two Austro-Hungarian battleships.

Life & Career

In the early morning of 10 December 1917, Rizzo in command of M.A.S. 9 sank the coast defence battleship Wien at anchor in the Bay of Muggia near Trieste.

On 10 June, 1918 Rizzo repeated his success with M.A.S. 15, sinking the modern Austro-Hungarian battleship S.M.S. Szent István off Premuda in the northern Adriatic.

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