Italian submarines in World War Two
FR 113 (ex-Requin)
|Laid down||14 Jun 1922||Arsenal de Cherbourg (Cherbourg, France)|
|Launched||19 Jul 1924|
|Commissioned||20 Jan 1943|
|Loss date||9 Sep 1943|
|Loss position||44° 24'N, 8° 55'E|
|History||French submarine Requin. Captured by the Italians while disarmed at Bizerta on 8th December 1942. Scuttled on 9th September 1943. Later raised by the Germans and broken up.|
|Commander||Date from||Date to||Command notes|
|T.V. Giovanni Celeste||17 Jan 1943||22 Jan 1943|
|T.V. Giandaniele Asquini||18 Jun 1943||13 Jul 1943|
|T.V. Carlo Girola||13 Jul 1943||24 Jul 1943|
Ships hitNo ships hit by this submarine.
Patrols and events
|Commander||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Bizerta||Bizerta||Captured by the Germans at Bizerta in December 1942. Allocated to Italian Navy.|
|Celeste, Giovanni||18 Jan 1943||Ferryville (Bizerta)||18 Jan 1943||Ferryville (Bizerta)||Trials interrupted by defects.|
|18 Jan 1943||2200|
(0) At Ferryville.
|At 2200 hours, the submarine crew witnessed a heavy air raid which caused fires very near her, but FR.113 was unscathed.|
|Celeste, Giovanni||19 Jan 1943||Ferryville (Bizerta)||19 Jan 1943||Ferryville (Bizerta)||Successful trials in the lake of Bizerta.|
|Celeste, Giovanni||20 Jan 1943||0657||Ferryville (Bizerta)||22 Jan 1943||0340||Naples||328||Passage Bizerta-Naples with Espadon, escorted by the torpedo boat Cascino (who towed Requin part of the way) and later by the torpedo boats Animoso and Ardito. On 8th February 1943, she was assigned to the La Spezia command.|
|Celeste, Giovanni||20 Feb 1943||Naples||20 Feb 1943||Naples||The submarine was in Naples when an air raid by the USAAF caused slight damage. Two ratings were killed.|
|20 Feb 1943|
(0) Naples harbour.
|During the day, the harbour came under heavy air attack from the USAAF. The submarine ex-French Requin (later renamed FR.113) was slightly damaged from splinters and had two ratings killed (Mario Cali and Guerrino Fabbi).|
|11 Jun 1943||1445||Naples||11 Jun 1943||1800||Naples||14||Exercises.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||19 Jun 1943||1515||Naples||19 Jun 1943||1715||Naples||10,8||Trials.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||22 Jun 1943||1320||Naples||22 Jun 1943||1740||Naples||26,5||Trials.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||26 Jun 1943||0850||Naples||26 Jun 1943||1620||Naples||39||Exercises.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||30 Jun 1943||0900||Naples||30 Jun 1943||1420||Naples||31||Exercises.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||2 Jul 1943||0725||Naples||2 Jul 1943||1140||Naples||10||Exercises.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||6 Jul 1943||0740||Naples||6 Jul 1943||1130||Naples||21||Exercises.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||8 Jul 1943||0750||Naples||8 Jul 1943||1150||Naples||30||Exercises.|
|Asquini, Giandaniele||10 Jul 1943||0850||Naples||10 Jul 1943||1335||Naples||31||Exercises.|
|10 Aug 1943||Castellamare di Stabbia||10 Aug 1943||Castellamare di Stabbia||At Castellamare di Stabbia.|
|10 Aug 1943||0100|
(0) At Castellamare di Stabbia.
|At 0100 hours, the submarine base at Castellamare di Stabbia (outside Naples) came under shelling from the light cruisers HMS Aurora, HMS Penelope, HMS Sirius and HMS Dido and four destroyers.|
FR.113 was hit aft and damaged, so were the light cruiser Giulio Germanico, the corvettes Libellula, Farfalla, Cicala and Grillo.
|5 Sep 1943||0304||Castellammare di Stabia||6 Sep 1943||0115||Civitavecchia||Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Civitavecchia.|
|6 Sep 1943||0520||Civitavecchia||6 Sep 1943||1840||Livorno||Passage Civitavecchia-Livorno.|
|7 Sep 1943||0515||Livorno||7 Sep 1943||1540||Genoa||Passage Livorno-Genoa.|
|9 Sep 1943||Genoa||9 Sep 1943||Scuttled||Scuttled by Italians. Later refloated by the Germans and broken up. They referred to her as of Yugoslav BAJAMONTI class.|
19 entries. 19 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 3 events.