Italian submarines in World War Two

Sparide (UIT-15)

TypeSea going 
ClassTritone (type I) (26) 
Laid down 25 Apr 1942 Odero-Terni-Orlando, Muggiano
Launched21 Feb 1943
Commissioned7 Aug 1943
End service
Loss date9 Sep 1943
Loss position44° 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-15 but repairs never completed. Destroyed in an air raid at Genoa on 4th September 1944.


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Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
14 May 19431145La Spezia14 May 19431520La SpeziaExercises, escorted by MAS 525.

24 May 19430800La Spezia24 May 19431800La SpeziaExercises, escorted by MAS 525.

27 May 19430840La Spezia27 May 19431720La SpeziaExercises.

22 Jun 19431920La Spezia23 Jun 19431805La SpeziaTrials.

1 Jul 19430930La Spezia1 Jul 19431735La SpeziaTrials.

3 Jul 19430935La Spezia3 Jul 19431835La SpeziaExercises.

7 Jul 19430925La Spezia7 Jul 19431523La SpeziaExercises.

14 Aug 19431455La Spezia14 Aug 19431635La SpeziaExercises.

21 Aug 19430715La Spezia21 Aug 19431245La SpeziaTrials.

30 Aug 19430900La Spezia30 Aug 19431710La SpeziaExercises.

4 Sep 19430735La Spezia4 Sep 1943Time?La SpeziaExercises.

Abate, Pietro9 Sep 1943La Spezia9 Sep 1943ScuttledScuttled after armistice. S.T.V. Enzo Berardi was in charge at the time. Refloated by Germans and renamed UIT-15. Sunk during air raid on Genoa on 4th September 1944.

16 Mar 194416 Mar 1944Reported operational.

1 Aug 19440510Genoa1 Aug 19440555GenoaPassage Genoa-La Spezia towed by tugs Avylos and Gisbert and escorted by UJ-2216 and UJ-2220, M-7608, M-7012, M-7014, M-7015, R-162, R-189, R-200, R-212 and barges Gallieni and Curie, but then turned back (due to defects?).

3 Aug 19442100La Spezia4 Aug 1944Date???La SpeziaPassage La Spezia-Genoa towed by Polifemo escorted by UJ-2216 and UJ-2220, RA-255, KF-4523 and KF-4596 but turned back (due to defects?).

7 Aug 19442100La Spezia8 Aug 19440540GenoaPassage La Spezia-Genoa, towed by Favignana with tugs Avylos and Gisbert, escorted by UJ-2216, UJ-2220, RA-253, RA-254, KF-4523, KF-4596, F-2488 and F-2759. Sparide was to have sailed on 29th July 1944, towed by the tug Avylos, but was delayed.

4 Sep 1944Genoa4 Sep 1944SunkSunk by RAF or 15.USAAF (by 168 B.17 bombers which dropped 1965 x 500 lb bombs).Had been ready for special mission (carrying SLC) since 28th May 1944. On 23rd August 1944, the Germans had requested training crews for Grongo, Murena and Sparide.

17 entries. 17 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 0 events.

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