Italian submarines in World War Two

R 8 (UIT.5)
R 8

ClassR 1 (33) 
Laid down 1 Mar 1943 Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone
Launched28 Dec 1943
End service
Loss date20 Apr 1944
Loss position45° 47'N, 13° 33'E
History Captured on the slipway by the Germans on 9th September 1943. Renamed UIT-5. Heavily damaged during Allied air attacks on Monfalcone on 20th April 1944. Scrapped postwar


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes

Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
10 Sep 1943Monfalcone10 Sep 1943MonfalconeCaptured by the Germans. Renamed UIT-5 and launched on 28 December 1943.

20 Apr 1944Monfalcone20 Apr 1944SunkSunk in an air raid from 15.USAAF.

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

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