Italian submarines in World War Two


Giovanni Bausan (BN)
Bausan


Giovanni Bausan (USMM)

TypeOcean going 
ClassPisani (4) 
Laid down 20 Jan 1926 Cantiere Navale Triestino, Monfalcone
Launched24 Mar 1928
Commissioned15 Sep 1929
End service
Stricken18 May 1942
Loss date9 Jun 1944
Loss position41° 29'N, 16° 20'E
History Stricken 18th May 1942 and converted to oil pontoon G.R. 251. Sunk as a target after 9th June 1944 off Barletta.
Fate

Commands


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes
C.C. Francesco Murzi26 Dec 193918 Jan 1941
T.V. Domenico Romano19 Jan 19411 Feb 1941
C.C. Mario Resio2 Feb 194130 Sep 1941
C.C. Alcide Bardi10 Oct 194114 Nov 1941
T.V. Pasquale Beltrame2 Dec 194117 Jan 1942
C.C. Alberto Agostini18 Jan 194212 Feb 1942
C.C. Antonio Dotta13 Feb 194226 Mar 1942
C.C. Guido D'Alterio26 Mar 194230 Mar 1942

Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Murzi, Francesco30 May 19400802Augusta30 May 19401532Augusta7,5Exercises.

1Murzi, Francesco11 Jun 19402045Augusta13 Jun 19400840Augusta230Patrolled in Sicilian Channel in 36°12'N, 14°46'E.
  13 Jun 19400800 approx.
(0) Off Cape San Croce (Augusta, Sicily)
A torpedo track was sighted and missed the submarine ten metres ahead. Possibly attacked by HMS Grampus which did not return from patrol or perhaps a porpoise was mistaken for a "torpedo".

Murzi, Francesco17 Jun 19401854Augusta17 Jun 19401954Augusta3Exercises.

2Murzi, Francesco18 Jun 19401455Augusta26 Jun 19400828Augusta966Patrolled off Cerigotto in 35°20'N, 23°20'E. Uneventful.

Murzi, Francesco28 Jun 19400435Augusta28 Jun 19401156Messina75Passage Augusta-Messina.

Murzi, Francesco11 Jul 19400754Messina11 Jul 19401558Messina67Exercises.

3Murzi, Francesco12 Jul 19401330Messina14 Jul 19401950Pantelleria614Patrolled off Pantelleria and Cape Bon in 36°55'N, 11°30'E. Patrol was cut short due to defects. Uneventful.

3bMurzi, Francesco19 Jul 19400509Pantelleria21 Jul 19401020Pantelleria614Sailed again for patrol in 36°55'N, 11°30'E but again cut short due of defects. Uneventful.

3cMurzi, Francesco22 Jul 19400345Pantelleria22 Jul 19401624TrapaniPassage Pantelleria-Trapani.

3dMurzi, Francesco23 Jul 19401400Trapani24 Jul 19400752Messina614Passage Trapani-Messina [mileage from 12th to 24th July].

Murzi, Francesco11 Aug 19400754Messina13 Aug 19401755Pola628Passage Messina-Pola.

Murzi, Francesco16 Aug 19400611Pola16 Aug 19401327Fiume68Passage Pola-Fiume, then refit.

Murzi, Francesco27 Nov 19400800Fiume27 Nov 19401423Fiume78Exercises.

Murzi, Francesco6 Dec 19400813Fiume6 Dec 19401414Fiume12Exercises.

Murzi, Francesco8 Dec 19400843Fiume8 Dec 19401648Pola62Passage Fiume-Pola.

Murzi, Francesco15 Dec 19400918Pola16 Dec 19400205Pola12Exercises.
  15 Dec 19401019+
(0) Punta Val di Torre di Brioni Maggiore.
While proceeding for exercises the submarine ran aground in bad weather and suffered some damage. C.C. Murzi was reprimanded.

Murzi, Francesco15 Dec 19400918Pola16 Dec 19400205Pola12Gyrocompass tests.
  15 Dec 19401019+
(0) Punta Val di Torre di Brioni Maggiore.
While proceeding for exercises the submarine ran aground in bad weather and suffered some damage. C.C. Murzi was reprimanded.

Murzi, Francesco16 Jan 19410552Pola16 Jan 19411707Pola113,3Trials, escorted by the tug Tenace.

Romano, Domenico19 Jan 1941Pola1 Feb 1941PolaRefit?

Resio, Mario10 Feb 19410815Pola10 Feb 19411746Pola12Exercises.

Resio, Mario13 Feb 19411048Pola13 Feb 19411758Pola84Exercises with the torpedo boat Audace, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.

Resio, Mario15 Feb 19410855Pola15 Feb 19411800Pola69Exercises.

Resio, Mario23 Feb 19410830Pola23 Feb 19411645PolaExercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera and San Giorgio.

Resio, Mario25 Feb 19410800Pola25 Feb 19411425Pola62Sailed with the submarine Toti, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio, for hydrophone exercises with the torpedo boat Audace.

Resio, Mario26 Feb 19410830Pola26 Feb 19411820Pola48Exercises.

Resio, Mario2 Mar 19410827Pola2 Mar 19411747Pola61Exercises.

Resio, Mario7 Mar 19410925Pola8 Mar 19410130Pola96Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace.

Resio, Mario10 Mar 19410805Pola10 Mar 19411820Pola56Exercises.

Resio, Mario12 Mar 19410830Pola12 Mar 19412400Pola85Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliary Jadera.

Resio, Mario13 Mar 19411755Pola14 Mar 19410027Pola50Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.

Resio, Mario15 Mar 19410815Pola15 Mar 19412353Pola150,8Exercises.

Resio, Mario17 Mar 19410900Pola17 Mar 19411845Pola36Exercises.

Resio, Mario21 Mar 19410820Pola21 Mar 19411445Pola60Exercises.
  21 Mar 1941110045° 11'N, 13° 26'E
(0) 248° - Parenzo (Pore?, Croatia) - 7 miles.
Bausan sighted an unknown submarine. Probably Des Geneys or Pisani exercising in the area at that time.

Resio, Mario24 Mar 19410800Pola24 Mar 19411920Pola66Exercises with the submarine Des Geneys, escorted by the auxiliaries San Giorgio, Jadera and Laurana.

Resio, Mario26 Mar 19410917Pola26 Mar 19411739Pola45Exercises.

Resio, Mario29 Mar 19411745Pola30 Mar 19410310Pola70Exercises.

Resio, Mario31 Mar 19411150Pola31 Mar 19411805Pola60,7Exercises.

Resio, Mario1 Apr 19410822Pola1 Apr 19411805Pola64,5Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries San Giorgio and Laurana.

Resio, Mario6 Apr 19412000Pola7 Apr 19410755Pola5Exercises.

Resio, Mario7 Apr 19411950Pola8 Apr 19410735Pola5Exercises.

Resio, Mario8 Apr 19412000Pola9 Apr 19410815Pola5Exercises.

Resio, Mario9 Apr 19411620Pola9 Apr 19411720Pola4,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario6 May 19410744Pola6 May 19411915Pola73,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario7 May 19410735Pola7 May 19411720Pola58,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario9 May 19411045Pola10 May 19410204Pola141,5Exercises with the submarine Toti, escorted by auxiliary Morrhua.

Resio, Mario10 May 19410750Pola10 May 19411900Pola77,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario12 May 19411055Pola13 May 19410133Pola77,5Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio and the torpedo boat Audace.

Resio, Mario14 May 19410750Pola14 May 19411900Pola87,5Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera.

Resio, Mario15 May 19410834Pola15 May 19411820Pola62Exercises with the auxiliary Jadera in zone 3.

Resio, Mario22 May 19410744Pola22 May 19411837Pola85,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario24 May 19410740Pola25 May 19410026Pola92Exercises with the submarines Narvalo, Pisani, Speri and Toti escorted by the auxiliaries San Giorgio, Jadera and Morrhua.

Resio, Mario26 May 19410750Pola26 May 19411836Pola71Exercises.

Resio, Mario27 May 19411917Pola28 May 19410230Pola87Exercises with the submarine Bragadino.

Resio, Mario30 May 19410755Pola30 May 19411920Pola87,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario2 Jun 19410749Pola2 Jun 19411809Pola80Exercises.

Resio, Mario4 Jun 19410750Pola5 Jun 19410348Pola151Exercises with the submarine Speri escorted by the torpedo boat Cantore and the auxiliary San Giorgio.

Resio, Mario7 Jun 19411315Pola8 Jun 19410150Pola138Exercises.

Resio, Mario9 Jun 19410751Pola9 Jun 19411940Pola97,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario10 Jun 19411031Pola11 Jun 19410256Pola155Exercises with the submarine Narvalo, escorted by the torpedo boat Cantore.

Resio, Mario14 Jun 19410750Pola14 Jun 19411931Pola90,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario16 Jun 19410750Pola16 Jun 19411850Pola76,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario17 Jun 19410800Pola17 Jun 19411745Pola69,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario19 Jun 19411705Pola22 Jun 19410200Pola120,5Long exercise with the submarines Mameli and Pisani.

Resio, Mario24 Jun 19410750Pola24 Jun 19411802Pola177Exercises.

Resio, Mario25 Jun 19410600Pola25 Jun 19411645Pola178Exercises.

Resio, Mario26 Jun 19410410Pola26 Jun 19412320Pola248Sailed with the submarine Ammiraglio Saint-Bon for exercises.

Resio, Mario27 Jun 19411015Pola27 Jun 19411110Pola3Exercises.

Resio, Mario7 Jul 19410800Pola7 Jul 19411900Pola70Exercises.

Resio, Mario10 Jul 19411800Pola13 Jul 19410242Pola466Exercises.

Resio, Mario16 Jul 19410746Pola16 Jul 19411920Pola76Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boats Audace and Insidioso, the auxiliary Jadera and the tug Grado.

Resio, Mario18 Jul 19410754Pola18 Jul 19411835Pola73Exercises.

Resio, Mario19 Jul 19410919Pola19 Jul 19411555Pola77,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario21 Jul 19410745Pola21 Jul 19411844Pola85,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario23 Jul 19410745Pola24 Jul 19410232Pola119Exercises.

Resio, Mario25 Jul 19410749Pola25 Jul 19411803Pola77,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario28 Jul 19410735Pola28 Jul 19411810Pola82Exercises.

Resio, Mario31 Jul 19410745Pola31 Jul 19411900Pola89,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario2 Aug 19410630Pola2 Aug 19411700Pola72Exercises.

Resio, Mario6 Aug 19410735Pola6 Aug 19411755Pola78,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario9 Aug 19411945Pola10 Aug 19410200Pola66,5Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera.

Resio, Mario11 Aug 19410838Pola11 Aug 19411830Pola75Exercises.

Resio, Mario15 Aug 19410745Pola15 Aug 19411700Pola73Sailed with the submarine Jalea, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera, for torpedo firing exercises with the torpedo boat Audace.

Resio, Mario21 Aug 19410805Pola21 Aug 19411645Pola67Exercises with the submarines Adua and Mameli, escorted by the auxiliary Salvore and the torpedo boat Insidioso.

Resio, Mario23 Aug 19411939Pola24 Aug 19410124Pola70Exercises.

Resio, Mario28 Aug 19410723Pola28 Aug 19411700Pola73,5Sailed with the submarine Medusa for exercises with the auxiliary Morrhua and the torpedo boat Insidioso.

Resio, Mario30 Aug 19411045Pola31 Aug 19410250Pola136Exercises.

Resio, Mario3 Sep 19412030Pola4 Sep 19410630Pola88Exercises with the light cruiser Da Barbiano and the torpedo boat Audace.

Resio, Mario6 Sep 19410745Pola6 Sep 19411815Pola83Exercises.

Resio, Mario10 Sep 19410745Pola10 Sep 19411715Pola78Exercises.

Resio, Mario12 Sep 19410800Pola12 Sep 19411847Pola75,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario13 Sep 19410803Pola13 Sep 19411708PolaExercises.

Resio, Mario13 Sep 19411830Pola14 Sep 19410130Pola136,5Exercises with the submarines Jalea, Medusa and Pisani, escorted by the torpedo boat Insidioso and the auxiliaries Morrhua and Jadera.

Resio, Mario17 Sep 19411000Pola17 Sep 19411349Pola68,5Sailed with the submarine Des Geneys, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera for firing exercises with the torpedo boat Audace.

Resio, Mario19 Sep 19410745Pola19 Sep 19411700Pola83Exercises with the submarine Des Geneys, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliary San Giorgio.

Resio, Mario20 Sep 19410745Pola20 Sep 19411340Pola74,5Exercises.

Resio, Mario23 Sep 19410800Pola23 Sep 19411700Pola77Exercises with the submarines Des Geneys, Jalea and Mameli, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliaries Salvore and Jadera.

Resio, Mario24 Sep 19410825Pola24 Sep 19411755Pola82,5Exercises with the submarines Des Geneys, Toti and Mameli, escorted by the auxiliaries Salvore and San Giorgio.

1 Oct 1941Pola9 Oct 1941Pola60,5Refit? No Commander listed.

2 Oct 19411000Pola2 Oct 19411700Pola64,5Exercises.

6 Oct 19410800Pola6 Oct 19411600Pola60Exercises with submarine Des Geneys, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliary Morrhua.

8 Oct 19411015Pola8 Oct 19411920Pola66Exercises with the submarine Emo, escorted by the torpedo boat Insidioso and the auxiliary Jadera.

Bardi, Alcide11 Oct 19410800Pola11 Oct 19411650Pola60,5Exercises.

Bardi, Alcide16 Oct 19410800Pola16 Oct 19411725Pola72Exercises with the submarine Des Geneys, escorted by the auxiliary Salvatore.

Bardi, Alcide17 Oct 19411305Pola17 Oct 19412357Pola117Exercises with the submarine Medusa escorted by the auxiliary Grado.

Bardi, Alcide20 Oct 19410850Pola20 Oct 19411730Pola83,5Exercises.

Bardi, Alcide23 Oct 19410800Pola23 Oct 19411820Pola86,5Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Morrhua.

Bardi, Alcide27 Oct 19410820Pola27 Oct 19411915Pola79Exercises escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliary Grado.

Bardi, Alcide29 Oct 19410800Pola29 Oct 19411625Pola67Exercises with the submarine Toti, escorted by the auxiliary Morrhua.

Bardi, Alcide2 Nov 19410849Pola2 Nov 19411630Pola53,05Exercises with the submarine Emo, escorted by the auxiliary Morrhua.

Bardi, Alcide3 Nov 19410830Pola3 Nov 19411655Pola71Exercises with the submarine Emo, escorted by the auxiliary Grado.

Bardi, Alcide4 Nov 19410802Pola4 Nov 19411635Pola57Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio and the torpedo boat Audace.

Bardi, Alcide5 Nov 19410800Pola5 Nov 19411705Pola57Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries San Giorgio and Grado.

Bardi, Alcide8 Nov 19410935Pola8 Nov 19411620Fiume61Passage Pola-Fiume.

Bardi, Alcide13 Nov 19410940Fiume13 Nov 19411200Fiume9Exercises.

Bardi, Alcide14 Nov 19411035Fiume14 Nov 19411811Fiume19,06Exercises, then refit.

Beltrame, Pasquale1 Jan 1942Date???Fiume17 Jan 1942FiumeRefit.

Agostini, Alberto18 Jan 1942Fiume12 Feb 1942FiumeRefit.

Dotta, Antonio18 Mar 19421410Fiume18 Mar 19421700Fiume25Trials.

Dotta, Antonio25 Mar 19420955Fiume25 Mar 19421600Pola61Passage Fiume-Pola, escorted by the torpedo boat Medici.

D'Alterio, Guido26 Mar 1942PolaDate???PolaTo be disarmed.

1 Jun 19421 Jun 1942Disarmed and used as floating oil depot.

23 Sep 194223 Sep 1942Renamed G.R. 251 (G.R. stood for Gallegiante Rifornimento or oil pontoon).

1 Mar 1943Brindisi1 Mar 1943BrindisiReported at Brindisi as floating oil depot G.S.R. 251. This is apparently an error and should read G.R. 251.

9 Jun 1944Barletta9 Jun 1944Sunk as air target vesselUsed by A.S.V.-fitted Allied aircraft as target vessel while moored in 41°29.5'N, 16°20.5'E (10 miles north of Barletta). Her wreck was reported found in 1999 and reported in error to be that of HMS Regent. In 2020, it was examined again by a team led by Fabio Bisciotti.
  9 Jun 194441° 29'N, 16° 20'EThe submarine was towed by a tug and moored in this position to be used by A.S.V.-fitted Allied aircraft as target vessel. She sank some time after. The wreck was first located in 1999 and mistakenly identified as HMS Regent. It was visited again in 2020 by a team led by Fabio Bisciotti.

124 entries. 124 total patrol entries (3 marked as war patrols) and 5 events.

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