Italian submarines in World War Two

FR ? (ex. French Henri Poincaré)
Henri Poincaré

TypeOcean going 
ClassRedoutable (39) 
Laid down 1 Mar 1927 Arsenal de Lorient (Lorient, France) 
Launched10 Apr 1929
End service
Loss date
Loss position
History French submarine Henri-Poincaré. Scuttled by the Vichy-French at Toulon on 27th November 1942 to prevent her capture by the Germans. Salvaged by the Italians and taken to Genoa for repairs. Never commissioned in the Italian Navy. Captured by the Germans at Genoa on 9th September 1943.


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Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
18 Nov 1942Toulon18 Nov 1942ToulonScuttled by the French. Wreck was raised by the Italians.

18 Jul 1943Toulon18 Jul 1943ToulonWork expected to be completed by the end of the month.

26 Aug 1943Toulon26 Aug 1943ToulonReported at Toulon.

3 Sep 1943Toulon4 Sep 1943Date???GenoaPassage Toulon-Genoa escorted by MAS 424. The French Admiral Dambe protested the seizure of the submarine.

9 Sep 1943Genoa9 Sep 1943ScuttledScuttled at the armistice. Raised by the Germans ten days later. Part of her hull was found in Genoa and sold on 23rd March 1946 for scrap. The engines were found and shipped back to France.
  9 Sep 1943
(0) Genoa harbour.
The ex-French Henri Poincaré (she does not appeared to have been renamed) was scuttled as she could not sail at the time of the Armistice.

5 entries. 5 total patrol entries (0 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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