Operation G (v)

'G' (v) was an Italian convoy operation from Palermo in Sicily to Tunis in North Africa (November/December 1942).

Centred on the 4,887-ton tanker Giorgio delivering acutely need fuel to the Axis forces in the Western Desert campaign, the operation also involved the destroyer Lampo and the torpedo boat Climene. On 1 December the convoy came under British air attack off the Kerkennah islands. Giorgio was damaged, and was then towed to Trapani in Sicily by Climene. The tanker was repaired, but was then torpedoed and sunk by the British submarine Splendid off Cape Cefalu in Sicily on 21 March 1943.