17th August 1942 Nino Bixio was torpedoed by the R.N. Submarine Turbulent whilst carrying Allied P.O.W. from Benghazi to Italy. There were 237 Casualties from the Commonwealth, 203 Remembered on the Memorial at El Alamein and 34 Buried in Greece. The ship didn't sink and was towed to Greece by the Italian Destroyer Saetta. Some Naval Historians give the total including non Commonwealth losses as 336.