Italian submarines in World War Two
FR 115 (ex-Dauphin)
|Laid down||11 Dec 1922||Arsenal de Toulon (Toulon, France)|
|Launched||2 Apr 1925|
|Commissioned||20 Jan 1943|
|Loss date||15 Sep 1943|
|Loss position||40° 49'N, 14° 06'E|
|History||French submarine Dauphin. Captured by the Italians while disarmed at Bizerta on 8th December 1942. Captured by the Germans at Pozzuoli on 11th or 12th September 1943. Scuttled by them on 15th September 1943.|
|Commander||Date from||Date to||Command notes|
|C.C. Mario Resio||28 Jan 1943||4 Mar 1943|
Ships hitNo ships hit by this submarine.
Patrols and events
|Commander||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|4 Jan 1943||0900||Ferryville||4 Jan 1943||0900||Ferryville||The ex French submarine Dauphin was brought alongside the pier for repairs. The submarine had been captured in Bizerta in December 1942 and allocated to the Italian Navy. She would soon be renamed FR.115.|
|Resio, Mario||29 Jan 1943||Bizerta||29 Jan 1943||Bizerta||Trials of the former French submarine Dauphin in the Lake of Bizerta, interrupted by the breakdown of the oil pump.|
|Resio, Mario||30 Jan 1943||Bizerta||23 Feb 1943||Bizerta||At Bizerta.|
|30 Jan 1943||2130|
(0) Ferryville harbour.
|At about 2130 hours, the submarine ex-French Dauphin, now under Italian control (and soon to be renamed FR.115), suffered some damage from near-misses during an air raid and had two ratings killed (Vittorio Paviani and Dante Adanti).|
|Resio, Mario||31 Jan 1943||Bizerta||31 Jan 1943||Bizerta||Trials.|
|Resio, Mario||1 Feb 1943||Bizerta||1 Feb 1943||Carrière||Passage Bizerta-Carrière to await sailing orders.|
|Resio, Mario||23 Feb 1943||1230||Bizerta||23 Feb 1943||Bizerta||The submarine was to sail for Palermo with the lighters F-479, F-480, F-477, F-544 and F-482, but when they did not show up she turned back.|
|Resio, Mario||24 Feb 1943||0040||Bizerta||25 Feb 1943||0700||Palermo||Passage Bizerta-Palermo (via Trapani) escorted by the A/S vessel Pasman and the lighters F-479, F-480, F-477, F-544 and F-482. Attacked in error at 0230 hours on the 25th off Cape San Vito by two Italian MS-boats.|
|25 Feb 1943||0230|
(0) Off Cape San Vito.
|At 0230 hours, FR.115 was intercepted by two Italian MS-boats, which mistook it for enemy. The submarine turned away and made the reconnaissance signal.|
|Resio, Mario||26 Feb 1943||1740||Palermo||27 Feb 1943||1800||Messina||Sailed for Naples towed by Pasman and later by the torpedo boat Calliope with the lighters F-479, F-480, F-477, F-544 and F-482, but then diverted to Messina.|
|Resio, Mario||1 Mar 1943||0605||Messina||1 Mar 1943||1350||Vibo Valentia||Passage Messina-Naples, but then diverted to Vibo Valentia due to the presence of a submarine.|
|Resio, Mario||3 Mar 1943||1130||Vibo Valentia||4 Mar 1943||1130||Naples||Passage Vibo Valentia-Naples escorted by the auxiliary Pasman and two MS boats.|
|15 Sep 1943||Pozzuoli||15 Sep 1943||Scuttled||At Pozzuoli since at least 3rd September 1943. She was being converted to a transport submarine when sunk by the Germans. The wreck was sold on 16th January 1946.|
11 entries. 11 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.