Italian submarines in World War Two
|Class||Tritone (type I) (26)|
|Laid down||1 Apr 1942||Odero-Terni-Orlando, Muggiano|
|Launched||6 May 1943|
|Loss date||9 Sep 1943|
|Loss position||44° 05'N, 9° 50'E|
|History||Scuttled at La Spezia on 9th September 1943 to prevent her capture by the Germans. Raised and renamed UIT-20 but never completed. Destroyed in an air raid on Genoa on 4th September 1944.|
|Commander||Date from||Date to||Command notes|
Ships hitNo ships hit by this submarine.
Patrols and events
|Commander||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|6 May 1943||La Spezia||6 May 1943||La Spezia||Launched at La Spezia. Had been assigned to X.Mas since 30 March 1943.|
|Ferrini, Renato||11 Aug 1943||0915||La Spezia||11 Aug 1943||1820||La Spezia||Trials.|
|Ferrini, Renato||19 Aug 1943||La Spezia||19 Aug 1943||La Spezia||Trials escorted by MAS 525.|
|Ferrini, Renato||9 Sep 1943||La Spezia||9 Sep 1943||Scuttled||Scuttled (incomplete) after armistice. refloated by Germans and became UIT-20.|
|9 Sep 1943|
(0) La Spezia harbour.
|At the Armistice, Grongo was unable to sail to join the Allies and was scuttled by her crew. She was later raised and became incorporated in the German Navy as UIT-20.|
|16 Mar 1944||16 Mar 1944||Reported operational.|
|7 Aug 1944||La Spezia||9 Aug 1944||Genoa||Passage La Spezia-Genoa (Note: it is not clear why the passage took so long, dates may be incorrect?).|
|4 Sep 1944||Genoa||4 Sep 1944||Sunk||Sunk by RAF raid. The wreck was later broken up. On 23 August 1944, the Germans had requested training crews for Grongo, Murena and Sparide.|
|4 Sep 1944|
(0) Genoa harbour.
|During an Allied air raid, UIT-20 (ex-Grongo) was sunk by bombs.|
7 entries. 7 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.