Italian submarines in World War Two

S 5
S 5

TypeSea going 
ClassS (Type VII C) (28) 
Laid down 20 Aug 1942 F. Schichau Gmbh, Danzig, Germany
Launched13 May 1943
Commissioned31 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-748 on 6th October 1943. Scuttled off Rendsburg on 5th May 1945.


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes
C.C. Mario Arillo31 Jul 19439 Sep 1943

Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Arillo, Mario1 Aug 1943Danzig1 Aug 1943DanzigStarted trials.

Arillo, Mario9 Sep 1943Danzig9 Sep 1943DanzigSeized by the Germans at the armistice. Carried out only one three-day patrol in Gulf of Finland.

2 entries. 2 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 0 events.

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