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The unit was the 12th MAS Squadron, consisting of MAS 526, 527, 528 and 529. They were tasked with harassing Soviet shipping supplying Leningrad and arrived on Lake Ladoga in June 1942. They claimed the sinking of a Soviet gunboat and a 1,300 GRT steamer; attacks were not very successful because of the low draught of the Soviet ships operating on the lake, that frustrated most torpedo attacks.How many units? Action? What became of the boats?
The MAS also carried out escort missions (of Germand and Finnish ships), evacuated wounded and landed spies. Some info in English is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XII_Squadriglia_MAS
As I said, the mentioned "sinkings" are actually claims, I do not know how many of them were offically confirmed by Soviet sources.
The four MAS operated on Ladoga for a year, from June 1942 to June 1943, then, due to the deteriorating situation of Italy, the Squadron was dissolved, the crews (99 men) were called back to Italy and the boats were transferred to the Finnish Navy.
They were renamed Jylhä (J 1, ex-MAS 526), Jyry (J 2, ex-MAS 527), Jyske (J 3, ex-MAS 528) and Jymy (J 4, ex-MAS 529) and they remained in Finnish service till 1961, when they were scrapped.
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this is an interesting story and I remembered it when I stumbled today over a YouTube-video which shows some footage about 12th MAS and their boats at lake Ladoga.
It is amazing that the boats were delivered from Italy over the Alps via Munich and Potsdam/ Berlin to Stettinat the Baltic Coast and the to Ladoga
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