Italian submarines in World War Two

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S 3

TypeSea going 
ClassS (Type VII C) (28) 
Laid down 19 Aug 1942 F. Schichau Gmbh, Danzig, Germany
Launched13 May 1943
Commissioned17 Jul 1943
End service10 Sep 1943
Loss date
Loss position
History Taken over by the Germans on 10th September 1943 after Italian armistice. Commissioned as U-747 on 5th October 1943. Scuttled at Hamburg on 5th May 1945.


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes
T.V. Roberto Rigoli17 Jul 19439 Sep 1943

Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Rigoli, Roberto20 Jul 1943Danzig20 Jul 1943DanzigFirst day of trials.

Rigoli, Roberto3 Aug 1943Danzig3 Aug 1943DanzigLast day of trials. Then transferred to Rhönne.

Rigoli, Roberto9 Sep 1943Danzig9 Sep 1943DanzigSeized by the Germans at the armistice. Did not carry out patrols. Bombed in Hamburg on 1st April 1945.

3 entries. 3 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 0 events.

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