Note: the Galilea engaged in the Afrika Korps voyages was not an Italian ship. The Italian Galilea, a passenger steamer of 8,052 GRT, never made a single voyage to North Africa; she was always used as a troopship between Italy and Greece/Albania until her sinking by HMS Proteus on 28/3/1942, with the loss of over 1,000 men.This one was photographed allegedly by soldier from Fla-Btl. 606, suggesting it's a 30 March convoy (possible options: Samos, Heraclea, Ruhr or Italian ship Galilea). What a beautiful camouflage!
The Galilea used to carry AK supplies was instead a German ship, a much smaller freighter of 1,927 GRT built in 1922. She was torpedoed and damaged by HMS Upright on 31/3/1941 while sailing from Tripoli to Italy, beached near Tripoli to prevent sinking, never repaired and, I believe, scuttled in 1943 at the fall of Tripoli.
They often get mixed up.
See here: http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/ship.ph ... me=Galilea (German Galilea)
http://www.plimsollshipdata.org/ship.ph ... me=Galilea (Italian Galilea)