Italian submarines in World War Two

CB 16
CB 16

ClassCB (42) 
Laid down Caproni-Taliedo, Milan
End service
Loss date
Loss position
History Captured by the German when still under construction. Transferred to the Italian Socialist Republic on completion in late 1943. Sunk during an Allied air raid


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes
S.T.V. Giuseppe TendiSep 19442 Oct 1944

Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
8 Sep 1943Pola8 Sep 1943PolaAt Pola at armistice time.

1Tendi, Giuseppe29 Sep 1944or 30/9 from PolaVal di Figo (Pola)2 Oct 1944SenigalliaSailed for patrol off Ancona. Tendi was murdered by the crew and they beached the submarine 50 meters south of the Senigallia breakwater. The submarine was seized by the British. The two murderers were sent to an Allied concentration camp in Algeria but were not prosecuted after the war.
  2 Oct 1944
(0) 50 metres sout of Senigaglia breakwater.
S.T.V. Giuseppe Tendi was shot in the back of the neck and killed by one of his crew in a rare case of mutiny. The three crew members beached their midget submarine and surrendered to the British. They were interned in a PoW camp, but were not prosecuted after the war. They were wireless operator Franco Millelire, Electrician Antonio Lillo and mechanic Giuseppe Pap.

2 entries. 2 total patrol entries (1 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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