Italian submarines in World War Two


H 2 (H2)
H 2

TypeCoastal 
ClassH (19) 
Laid down 31 May 1916 Canadian Vickers, Montreal
Launched19 Oct 1916
Commissioned15 Dec 1916
End service
Stricken
Loss date
Loss position
History Stricken on 23rd March 1947.
Fate

Commands


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes
T.V. Loris Albanese25 Apr 194030 Jun 1940
T.V. Alberto Galeazzi1 Jul 194016 Sep 1940
T.V. Gaetano Iaccarino20 Oct 19406 Mar 1941
T.V. Giovanni Cunsolo7 Mar 19413 Apr 1941
T.V. Gaetano Iaccarino4 Apr 194128 May 1941
T.V. Giovanni Celeste29 May 194131 Dec 1941
T.V. Enrico Lesen d'Aston1 Jan 194211 Feb 1942
T.V. Renzo Fossati12 Feb 19428 Mar 1942
T.V. Antonio Canezza9 Mar 194217 Nov 1943
T.G.N. Alfredo Bianco18 Nov 194310 Dec 1943
T.V. Enrico Beverini11 Dec 194310 May 1945
T.V. Alberto Volterri11 May 1945Aug 1945

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Albanese, Loris10 Jun 1940La Spezia10 Jun 1940La SpeziaAt La Spezia. T.V. Albanese was responsible only, he had the command of H.4.

Albanese, Loris26 Jun 19400800La Spezia26 Jun 19401430La Spezia45Exercises.

Albanese, Loris28 Jun 19401500La Spezia28 Jun 19401700La Spezia4Exercises.

Albanese, Loris29 Jun 19400830La Spezia29 Jun 19401100La Spezia4Exercises.

1Galeazzi, Alberto9 Jul 19402200La Spezia14 Jul 19400700La Spezia327Patrolled 110° - Cape Noli - 30 miles.

Galeazzi, Alberto25 Jul 19400545La Spezia25 Jul 19401020La Spezia26,5Exercises.

Galeazzi, Alberto30 Jul 19400600La Spezia30 Jul 19401430La Spezia71Exercises.

Galeazzi, Alberto3 Aug 19400645La Spezia3 Aug 19401330La Spezia25Exercises.

2Galeazzi, Alberto6 Aug 19401500La Spezia10 Aug 19400800La Spezia399Defensive patrol in Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful.

Galeazzi, Alberto28 Aug 19400800La Spezia28 Aug 19401630La Spezia55Exercises.

Galeazzi, Alberto6 Sep 19401230La Spezia6 Sep 19401755La Spezia21Exercises.

Galeazzi, Alberto12 Sep 19401245La Spezia12 Sep 19401750La Spezia21Exercises.

Iaccarino, Gaetano24 Oct 19400800La Spezia24 Oct 19401700La Spezia25Exercises.

Iaccarino, Gaetano25 Oct 19401255La Spezia25 Oct 19401727La Spezia26Escorted submarine Velella.

Iaccarino, Gaetano6 Nov 19400900La Spezia6 Nov 19401400La Spezia22,5Exercises.

Iaccarino, Gaetano16 Nov 19402110La Spezia16 Nov 19402255La Spezia6Trials.

3Iaccarino, Gaetano19 Nov 19401130La Spezia20 Nov 19401035La Spezia57Defensive patrol in 260° - Tino Lt - 14 miles. Uneventful.

Iaccarino, Gaetano21 Nov 19400930La Spezia21 Nov 19401700La Spezia13Trials.

Iaccarino, Gaetano23 Nov 19401400La Spezia23 Nov 19401700La Spezia17Trials.

Iaccarino, Gaetano27 Nov 19401034La Spezia28 Nov 19401035Civitavecchia212Passage La Spezia-Brindisi with the submarine H.8, but then ordered to Civitavecchia.

Iaccarino, Gaetano29 Nov 19401930Civitavecchia30 Nov 19400125Civitavecchia29Exercises.

Iaccarino, Gaetano3 Dec 19401800Civitavecchia3 Dec 19402145Civitavecchia20Passage Civitavecchia-Brindisi with the submarine H.8, but turned back because of foul weather.

Iaccarino, Gaetano4 Dec 19402007Civitavecchia6 Dec 19401130Messina323Passage Civitavecchia-Messina.

Iaccarino, Gaetano14 Dec 19401020Messina15 Dec 19401058Naples209Passage Messina-Naples.

Iaccarino, Gaetano16 Dec 1940Naples16 Dec 1940NaplesAt Naples, damaged by a fire in the battery at 0200 hours on the 16th.

Iaccarino, Gaetano21 Jan 19411300Naples21 Jan 19411800Naples32Trials.

Iaccarino, Gaetano28 Jan 19411545Naples30 Jan 19411645Taranto445Passage Naples-Taranto.

Iaccarino, Gaetano28 Jan 19411600Naples30 Jan 19411600Taranto445Passage Naples-Taranto with the submarine H.8.

Iaccarino, Gaetano9 Feb 19411000Taranto9 Feb 19411640Gallipoli59Passage Taranto-Gallipoli.

Iaccarino, Gaetano20 Feb 19411510Gallipoli20 Feb 19411615Gallipoli6Hydrophone patrol but turned back because of heavy seas.

Iaccarino, Gaetano21 Feb 19411600Gallipoli21 Feb 19411700Gallipoli6Patrol or exercises?

4Iaccarino, Gaetano22 Feb 19410000Gallipoli22 Feb 19410235GallipoliDefensive patrol in 39°29'N, 17°25'E, following a report of a battleship off Cephalonia but turned back early because of the bad weather.

4bIaccarino, Gaetano22 Feb 19411635Gallipoli22 Feb 19411835Gallipoli6Sailed again for the patrol, but turned back once more due to the weather.

5Iaccarino, Gaetano24 Feb 19411520Gallipoli24 Feb 19412320Gallipoli55Hydrophone watch in 39°29'N, 17°45'40'E, but forced back because of the bad weather.

Iaccarino, Gaetano2 Mar 19411220Gallipoli2 Mar 19411730Taranto59Passage Gallipoli-Taranto.

6Iaccarino, Gaetano3 Mar 19411450Taranto3 Mar 19412230Taranto49Sailed, escorted by MAS 441, for experimental hydrophone watch.

7Cunsolo, Giovanni7 Mar 19412000Taranto8 Mar 19411045Taranto96Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Cunsolo, Giovanni11 Mar 19410800Taranto11 Mar 19411545Taranto30Trials with the submarine Tito Speri, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.13.

8Cunsolo, Giovanni14 Mar 19411800Taranto15 Mar 19411015Taranto101Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Cunsolo, Giovanni22 Mar 19411100Taranto22 Mar 19411859Taranto54Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Canopo.

Cunsolo, Giovanni24 Mar 19410800Taranto24 Mar 19411649Taranto29Exercises with the torpedo boat San Martino.

9Cunsolo, Giovanni26 Mar 19411730Taranto27 Mar 19411000Taranto94A/S Hydrophone watch, then refit.

Iaccarino, Gaetano20 May 19410730Taranto20 May 19411330Taranto22,5Trials with the pilot vessel Limbara.

Iaccarino, Gaetano24 May 19410735Taranto24 May 19411207Taranto30,5Trials, escorted by the pilot vessel Limbara.

Celeste, Giovanni29 May 19410800Taranto29 May 19411130Taranto32Exercises with the pilot vessel Limbara.

Celeste, Giovanni3 Jun 19410800Taranto3 Jun 19411515Taranto22,5Exercises.

10Celeste, Giovanni13 Jun 19412200Taranto14 Jun 19411020Taranto98Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

11Celeste, Giovanni14 Jun 19412100Taranto15 Jun 19411030Taranto100Hydrophone watch.

Celeste, Giovanni16 Jun 19410900Taranto16 Jun 19411457Taranto97Exercises with the submarine Corridoni, escorted by the pilot vessel Limbara.

Celeste, Giovanni17 Jun 19410835Taranto17 Jun 19411312Taranto28,5Exercises in Gulf of Taranto with the submarines H.8 and Corridoni and the torpedo boat Aretusa.

Celeste, Giovanni26 Jun 19410600Taranto26 Jun 19411357Taranto35Exercises, escorted by the pilot vessel Limbara.

Celeste, Giovanni1 Jul 19410800Taranto1 Jul 19411435Taranto32Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni16 Jul 19410815Taranto16 Jul 19411600Taranto36,5Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni18 Jul 19410423Taranto18 Jul 19411715Taranto72Exercises with the torpedo boat San Martino.

12Celeste, Giovanni25 Jul 19412115Taranto26 Jul 19411045Taranto100Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Celeste, Giovanni28 Jul 19410924Taranto28 Jul 19411304Taranto27Exercises.

13Celeste, Giovanni5 Aug 19411100Taranto6 Aug 19410545Taranto104,5Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

14Celeste, Giovanni7 Aug 19412100Taranto8 Aug 19411240Taranto98Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

15Celeste, Giovanni10 Aug 19412100Taranto11 Aug 19411015Taranto96Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

16Celeste, Giovanni18 Aug 19412200Taranto19 Aug 19411200Taranto99Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

17Celeste, Giovanni19 Aug 19412245Taranto20 Aug 19411030Taranto94Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

18Celeste, Giovanni24 Aug 19412110Taranto25 Aug 19411210Taranto100Hydrophone Watch. Uneventful.

Celeste, Giovanni29 Aug 19410647Taranto29 Aug 19410926Taranto8,5Exercises.

19Celeste, Giovanni7 Sep 19412100Taranto8 Sep 19411112Taranto96Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

20Celeste, Giovanni8 Sep 19412103Taranto9 Sep 19411300Taranto95Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

21Celeste, Giovanni14 Sep 19412105Taranto15 Sep 19411250Taranto100,5Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

22Celeste, Giovanni16 Sep 19412146Taranto17 Sep 19411325Taranto98,5Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

23Celeste, Giovanni17 Sep 19412115Taranto18 Sep 19411340Taranto98Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Celeste, Giovanni20 Sep 19410700Taranto20 Sep 19410932Taranto6Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni21 Sep 19410700Taranto21 Sep 19412013Taranto93,5Hydrophone trials and exercises in 40°00'N, 17°33'E with the sloop Diana.

24Celeste, Giovanni23 Sep 19412130Taranto24 Sep 19411105Taranto98Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Celeste, Giovanni25 Sep 19410700Taranto25 Sep 19410850Taranto4,5Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni28 Sep 19410200Taranto28 Sep 19410810Gallipoli56,5Passage Taranto-Gallipoli.

Celeste, Giovanni29 Sep 19410610Gallipoli29 Sep 19411626Gallipoli39Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni30 Sep 19410702Gallipoli30 Sep 19411630Gallipoli49Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni1 Oct 19410700Gallipoli1 Oct 19411455Gallipoli28Exercises with MAS boat.

Celeste, Giovanni2 Oct 19410700Gallipoli2 Oct 19411829Gallipoli20Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni3 Oct 19410700Gallipoli3 Oct 19411435Gallipoli12,5Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni4 Oct 19410800Gallipoli4 Oct 19411340Taranto56Passage Gallipoli-Taranto.

Celeste, Giovanni6 Oct 19410710Taranto6 Oct 19411005Taranto8,5Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni6 Nov 19410710Taranto6 Nov 19410941Taranto8,5Exercises.

25Celeste, Giovanni11 Nov 19411640Taranto12 Nov 19411115Taranto113Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful. Then entered dock.

Celeste, Giovanni19 Nov 19410710Taranto20 Nov 19411000Taranto7Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni26 Nov 19410713Taranto27 Nov 19411050Taranto7Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni3 Dec 19411216Taranto3 Dec 19411715Taranto35,5Exercises.

Celeste, Giovanni10 Dec 19410722Taranto10 Dec 19411736Taranto57Trials.

Celeste, Giovanni11 Dec 19410730Taranto12 Dec 19411552Taranto47Exercises, escorted back by the torpedo boat Lince.

Celeste, Giovanni21 Dec 19410718Taranto21 Dec 19411315Gallipoli55Passage Taranto-Gallipoli.

26Celeste, Giovanni22 Dec 19410615Gallipoli22 Dec 19411645Gallipoli43Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Celeste, Giovanni23 Dec 19410800Gallipoli23 Dec 19411400Taranto55Passage Gallipoli-Taranto.

Lesen d'Aston, Enrico31 Dec 19410800Taranto31 Dec 19411145Taranto21Exercises.

Lesen d'Aston, Enrico9 Jan 19420800Taranto9 Jan 19421617Taranto30Exercises.

Lesen d'Aston, Enrico14 Jan 19421241Taranto14 Jan 19421732Taranto32,5Exercises.

Lesen d'Aston, Enrico18 Jan 19421230Taranto18 Jan 19421430Taranto11Exercises.

Fossati, Renzo12 Feb 19420830Taranto12 Feb 19421535Taranto34Exercises.

Fossati, Renzo15 Feb 19421225Taranto15 Feb 19421720Taranto30Exercises.

Fossati, Renzo17 Feb 19420605Taranto17 Feb 19421556Taranto30Trials.

Fossati, Renzo19 Feb 19420635Taranto19 Feb 19421605Taranto64Sonar trials with the torpedo boat San Martino.

Fossati, Renzo22 Feb 19420615Taranto22 Feb 19421109Taranto40Exercises.

Fossati, Renzo2 Mar 19421040Taranto2 Mar 19421855Taranto49Exercises.

Fossati, Renzo3 Mar 19420710Taranto3 Mar 19421415Taranto43Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Pasman and Nais.

27Fossati, Renzo4 Mar 19421903Taranto5 Mar 19421203Taranto102Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful. No patrol report.

Fossati, Renzo6 Mar 19421150Taranto6 Mar 19421810Taranto27Exercises with aircraft.

Canezza, Antonio9 Mar 19421440Taranto10 Mar 19420845Brindisi157Passage Taranto-Brindisi.
  10 Mar 19420240
(0) 156° - Cape Otranto - 5 miles.
At 0240 hours, H.2 reported sighting a torpedo track which missed her a few metres ahead. No Allied submarine operated in area at the time, so the "torpedo" was probably a porpoise .

Note: Topazio reported receiving the signal on 9th March, which means that the transfer dates of Topazio or H.2 may be incorrect.

Canezza, Antonio15 Apr 19420835Brindisi15 Apr 19421154Brindisi12Trials.

Canezza, Antonio19 Apr 19420815Brindisi19 Apr 19421835Gallipoli109,5Passage Brindisi-Gallipoli, escorted by the auxiliary Gismondi.

Canezza, Antonio21 Apr 19420820Gallipoli21 Apr 19421650Gallipoli6Trials with MAS 439 and MAS 441.

Canezza, Antonio22 Apr 19420700Gallipoli22 Apr 19421510Gallipoli8Trials with two MAS boats.

Canezza, Antonio23 Apr 19420730Gallipoli23 Apr 19421240Gallipoli4Trials.

Canezza, Antonio24 Apr 19420715Gallipoli24 Apr 19421500Gallipoli5Trials.

Canezza, Antonio25 Apr 19420600Gallipoli25 Apr 19421035Taranto52Passage Gallipoli-Taranto, escorted by MAS 441.

Canezza, Antonio29 Apr 19420800Taranto29 Apr 19421015Taranto6Exercises.

28Canezza, Antonio30 Apr 19420800Taranto1 May 19421200Taranto100Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio21 May 19421330Taranto21 May 19421522Taranto6Trials.

Canezza, Antonio22 May 19420445Taranto22 May 19421045Gallipoli54Passage Taranto-Gallipoli.

Canezza, Antonio22 May 19421305Gallipoli22 May 19421705Gallipoli7Exercises, escorted by MAS 438, MAS 439 and MAS 440.

Canezza, Antonio23 May 19420720Gallipoli23 May 19421116Gallipoli11Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio24 May 19420520Gallipoli24 May 19421040Taranto53Passage Gallipoli-Taranto.

Canezza, Antonio24 May 19420735Taranto24 May 19421350Taranto39Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio1 Jun 19420650Taranto1 Jun 19421505Taranto54Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio6 Jun 19420700Taranto6 Jun 19421550Taranto63Sonar exercises with the destroyer Corazziere.

Canezza, Antonio27 Jun 19420417Taranto27 Jun 19421705Crotone110Passage Taranto-Crotone.

Canezza, Antonio28 Jun 19420525Crotone28 Jun 19421600Crotone89Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio29 Jun 19420700Crotone29 Jun 19421400Crotone49Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio1 Jul 19420610Crotone1 Jul 19421755Taranto110Passage Crotone-Taranto.

Canezza, Antonio14 Aug 19421330Taranto14 Aug 19421600Taranto8Trials.

Canezza, Antonio17 Aug 19420745Taranto17 Aug 19421215Taranto10Exercises.

29Canezza, Antonio21 Aug 19421930Taranto22 Aug 19421150Taranto99Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio10 Sep 19420750Taranto10 Sep 19421525Taranto38Exercises.

30Canezza, Antonio15 Sep 19421930Taranto16 Sep 19421322Taranto102Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

31Canezza, Antonio16 Sep 19421930Taranto17 Sep 19421315Taranto101Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio20 Sep 19420655Taranto20 Sep 19421512Taranto43,8Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio21 Sep 19420650Taranto21 Sep 19421225Taranto35Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio26 Sep 19420645Taranto26 Sep 19420925Taranto12Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio8 Oct 19420745Taranto8 Oct 19421500Taranto40Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio10 Oct 19420750Taranto10 Oct 19421200Taranto30Exercises.

32Canezza, Antonio11 Oct 19421955Taranto12 Oct 19421204Taranto104Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio16 Oct 19420815Taranto16 Oct 19421335Taranto26Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio17 Oct 19421340Taranto17 Oct 19421840Taranto26,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio19 Oct 19420650Taranto19 Oct 19421330Taranto32Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio31 Oct 19421005Taranto31 Oct 19421710Taranto31,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio4 Nov 19420330Taranto4 Nov 19421600Crotone110Passage Taranto-Crotone.

Canezza, Antonio5 Nov 19420814Crotone5 Nov 19421650Crotone38Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio8 Nov 19420744Crotone8 Nov 19421820Crotone69Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio9 Nov 19420655Crotone9 Nov 19421725Crotone47Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio10 Nov 19420725Crotone10 Nov 19421145Crotone16Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio11 Nov 19420740Crotone11 Nov 19421625Crotone25Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio12 Nov 19420350Crotone12 Nov 19421625Taranto110Passage Crotone-Taranto.

Canezza, Antonio13 Nov 19420025Taranto15 Nov 19421000MessinaPassage Taranto-Messina. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio16 Nov 19421145Messina17 Nov 19421050NaplesPassage Messina-Naples.
  17 Nov 1942040040° 25'N, 14° 03'EAt 0400 hours, an enemy submarine was sighted at a distance of 2,500-3,000 metres. H.2 had readied tubes no. 1 and 3, but the enemy got further away and H.2 could not close the distance.

This was almost certainly HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSO, RN) who did not notice the Italian submarine.

Canezza, Antonio19 Nov 19421900Naples21 Nov 19420725La Spezia845Passage Naples-La Spezia.

Canezza, Antonio28 Nov 19421250La Spezia28 Nov 19421530La Spezia18,3Trials.

Canezza, Antonio3 Dec 19420735La Spezia3 Dec 19421355La Spezia40,7Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio9 Dec 19420700La Spezia9 Dec 19421622La Spezia35Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio11 Dec 19421230La Spezia11 Dec 19421640La Spezia27Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio18 Dec 19420730La Spezia18 Dec 19421650La Spezia36,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio22 Dec 19420745La Spezia22 Dec 19421745La Spezia39Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio24 Dec 19420733La Spezia24 Dec 19421615La Spezia40Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio28 Dec 19420740La Spezia28 Dec 19421500La Spezia40Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio30 Dec 1942No timeLa Spezia30 Dec 1942No timeLa Spezia49Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio2 Jan 19430830La Spezia2 Jan 19431410La Spezia34Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio7 Jan 19430730La Spezia7 Jan 19431640La Spezia39Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio12 Jan 19430745La Spezia12 Jan 19431700La Spezia36Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio14 Jan 19430830La Spezia14 Jan 19431420La Spezia30Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio21 Jan 19430840La Spezia21 Jan 19431825La Spezia26,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio26 Jan 19430730La Spezia26 Jan 19431630La Spezia29Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio28 Jan 19430735La Spezia28 Jan 19431625La Spezia35Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio1 Feb 19430845La Spezia1 Feb 19431425Genoa58Passage La Spezia-Genoa.

Canezza, Antonio12 Mar 19430915Genoa12 Mar 19431605Genoa20,8Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio15 Mar 19430900Genoa15 Mar 19431300Genoa43Speed trials.

Canezza, Antonio16 Mar 19430905Genoa16 Mar 19431420La Spezia57Passage Genoa-La Spezia.

Canezza, Antonio20 Mar 19430844La Spezia20 Mar 19431900La Spezia28,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio24 Mar 19430725La Spezia24 Mar 19431610La Spezia37Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio31 Mar 19430710La Spezia31 Mar 19431905La Spezia42,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio1 Apr 19431005La Spezia1 Apr 19431635La Spezia29Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio6 Apr 19430725La Spezia6 Apr 19431325La Spezia35,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio7 Apr 19430900La Spezia7 Apr 19431730La Spezia35Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio8 Apr 19430800La Spezia8 Apr 19431040La Spezia3Gyrocompass tests.

Canezza, Antonio10 Apr 19430800La Spezia10 Apr 19431635La Spezia26Exercises.

33Canezza, Antonio15 Apr 19431800La Spezia16 Apr 19430935La Spezia71Defensive patrol with the submarine H.8 (hydrophone watch), between (1) 43°45'N, 09°33'E (2) 43°43'N, 09°35'E (3) 43°41'N, 09°18'E (4) 43°38'N, 09°20'E. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio28 Apr 19430650La Spezia28 Apr 19431752La Spezia39Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio30 Apr 19430718La Spezia30 Apr 19431350La Spezia32Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio2 May 19430710La Spezia2 May 19431312La Spezia27Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio3 May 19430720La Spezia3 May 19431448La Spezia29Exercises.

345 May 19431800La Spezia6 May 19430915La Spezia74Defensive patrol with submarine H.8 (hydrophone watch) between (1) 43°42.5'N, 09°24.5'E (2) 43°40'N, 09°26'E (3) 43°47'N, 09°35'35'E (4) 43°44.5'N, 09°41'E. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio8 May 19430755La Spezia8 May 19431555La Spezia36Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio11 May 19430650La Spezia11 May 19431650La Spezia51Exercises.

35Canezza, Antonio12 May 19431750La Spezia13 May 19430810La Spezia74Hydrophone Watch in the Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio14 May 19430550La Spezia14 May 19431215La Spezia49,5Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio15 May 19430746La Spezia15 May 19431728La Spezia37Exercises.

36Canezza, Antonio24 May 19431817La Spezia25 May 19430830La Spezia85Defensive patrol with submarine H.8 (hydrophone watch) in area between (1) 44°00'N, 09°22'E (2) 43°58'N, 09°24'E (3) 43°54'N, 09°07'E and (4) 43°52'N, 09°05'E. Uneventful.

37Canezza, Antonio25 May 19432157La Spezia26 May 19430822La Spezia69Defensive patrol in the Ligurian Gulf with submarine H.8 (hydrophone watch). Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio28 May 19430730La Spezia28 May 19431700La Spezia37Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio30 May 19430720La Spezia30 May 19431520La Spezia25Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio1 Jun 19430711La Spezia1 Jun 19431321La Spezia34Exercises.

38Canezza, Antonio2 Jun 19431640La Spezia3 Jun 19431000La Spezia103Defensive patrol in the Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio5 Jun 19430640La Spezia5 Jun 19431620La Spezia28Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio7 Jun 19431012La Spezia7 Jun 19431556La Spezia22Exercises.

39Canezza, Antonio7 Jun 19431750La Spezia8 Jun 19430940La Spezia101Defensive patrol in the Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful.

40Canezza, Antonio9 Jun 19430655La Spezia9 Jun 19431820La Spezia32Hydrophone watch.

Canezza, Antonio11 Jun 19430740La Spezia11 Jun 19431930La Spezia60Exercises.

41Canezza, Antonio14 Jun 19431910La Spezia15 Jun 19430712La Spezia55Defensive patrol in the Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio21 Jun 19430713La Spezia21 Jun 19432024La Spezia50Exercises.

42Canezza, Antonio24 Jun 19431920La Spezia25 Jun 19430735La Spezia57Defensive patrol in the Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful. No patrol report.

Canezza, Antonio27 Jun 19430445La Spezia27 Jun 19431204La Spezia35Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio29 Jun 19430530La Spezia29 Jun 19431545La Spezia34Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio1 Jul 19430510La Spezia1 Jul 19431917La Spezia49Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio3 Jul 19430515La Spezia3 Jul 19431825La Spezia35Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio5 Jul 19430831La Spezia5 Jul 19431542La Spezia28Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio8 Jul 19430733La Spezia9 Jul 19430900La Spezia8Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio12 Jul 19430624La Spezia12 Jul 19431932La Spezia49Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio14 Jul 19430630La Spezia14 Jul 19431821La Spezia40Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio16 Jul 19430825La Spezia16 Jul 19431910La Spezia35Exercises.

43Canezza, Antonio18 Jul 19431820La Spezia19 Jul 19430700La Spezia68Defensive patrol in the Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful.

44Canezza, Antonio21 Jul 19431810La Spezia22 Jul 19430730La Spezia61Defensive patrol in the Ligurian Gulf. Uneventful.

Canezza, Antonio24 Jul 19430700La Spezia24 Jul 19431642La Spezia28Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio27 Jul 19430730La Spezia27 Jul 19431305La Spezia31Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio29 Jul 19430825La Spezia29 Jul 19431600La Spezia42Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio31 Jul 19430715La Spezia31 Jul 19431154La Spezia16Exercises.

45Canezza, Antonio12 Aug 19431825La Spezia13 Aug 19431330La SpeziaHydrophone patrol.

Canezza, Antonio1 Sep 19430610La Spezia1 Sep 19431320La Spezia46A/S exercises.

Canezza, Antonio7 Sep 19431650La Spezia8 Sep 19431323Ajaccio160Passage La Spezia-Ajaccio.
  8 Sep 19430225
(0) Off Cape Corse.
At 0225 hours, an enemy submarine was sighted. This was probably HMS Sportsman patrolling near Cape Corse.

Canezza, Antonio11 Sep 19430030Ajaccio12 Sep 19431825Portoferraio170Passage Ajaccio-Portoferraio with H.1 and H.4.
  11 Sep 19431000
(0) Off Cape Corso.
At 1000 hours, H.2, proceeding submerged, had a slight collision with H.4 but no significant damage was reported.
  12 Sep 19430115
0200 (e)

(0) German Grid CJ 1694.
At 0115 hours, a German S-boot was encountered and signalled H.2 to stop. It opened fire with machine-guns as the submarine increased speed. This was S-158 who claimed a hit, but the submarine was undamaged. The submarine responded in Italian and kept on going and after an hour the German boat gave up the chase.

Canezza, Antonio12 Sep 19432010Portoferraio15 Sep 19430813Palermo330Passage Portoferraio-Palermo with H.1 and H.4. Uneventful.
  12 Sep 19430115
0200 (e)

(0) German Grid CJ 1694.
At 0115 hours, a German S-boot was encountered and signalled H.2 to stop. It opened fire with machine-guns as the submarine increased speed. This was S-158 who claimed a hit, but the submarine was undamaged. The submarine responded in Italian and kept on going and after an hour the German boat gave up the chase.

Canezza, Antonio19 Sep 19431255Palermo20 Sep 19431750St. Paul (Malta)230Passage Palermo-St. Paul (Malta).

Canezza, Antonio2 Oct 19431300Saint Paul (Malta)2 Oct 19431600Sliema (Malta)25Passage St. Paul (Malta)-Sliema (Malta).

Canezza, Antonio2 Nov 19430813Malta2 Nov 19431130Malta14Exercises.

Canezza, Antonio9 Nov 19430645Malta9 Nov 19431626Malta45Exercises.

Bianco, Alfredo22 Nov 19431600Malta23 Nov 19431200Augusta120Passage Malta-Augusta.

Beverini, Enrico23 Dec 19430645Augusta23 Dec 19431609Augusta33Exercises with the torpedo boat Animoso and the corvette Minerva.

Beverini, Enrico20 Apr 19440800Augusta20 Apr 19440900Augusta8Trials.

Beverini, Enrico26 Apr 19441400Augusta26 Apr 19441900Augusta14Trials.

Beverini, Enrico6 May 19440700Augusta6 May 19441435Augusta27Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico9 May 19440810Augusta9 May 19441640Augusta29Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico20 May 19441940Augusta21 May 19441105Malta96Passage Augusta-Malta, escorted by BYMS 2009.

Beverini, Enrico29 May 19440810Malta29 May 19441954Malta48Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico30 May 19440855Malta30 May 19441754Malta41,5Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico31 May 19440940Malta31 May 19441910Malta46,5Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico3 Jun 19440825Malta3 Jun 19441601Malta39Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico8 Jun 19441340Malta8 Jun 19441836Malta40Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico14 Jun 19441340Malta14 Jun 19441836Malta46Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico15 Jun 19440614Malta15 Jun 19441444Malta41Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico19 Jun 19440707Malta19 Jun 19441637Malta65Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico23 Jun 19440835Malta23 Jun 19441438Malta41Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico29 Jun 19440726Malta29 Jun 19441806Malta46Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico16 Jul 19440700Malta17 Jul 19440815Augusta109Passage Malta-Augusta.

Beverini, Enrico20 Jul 19440934Augusta21 Jul 19440950Taranto256Passage Augusta-Taranto, towed by the torpedo boat Libra, then long refit until November 1944.

Beverini, Enrico1 Nov 19440610Taranto1 Nov 19441103Taranto20Trials.

Beverini, Enrico8 Nov 19441150Taranto8 Nov 19441600Taranto26Trials.

Beverini, Enrico10 Nov 19440820Taranto10 Nov 19441215Taranto2Gyrocompass tests.

Beverini, Enrico17 Nov 19440735Taranto17 Nov 19441712Taranto35Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico20 Nov 19440806Taranto20 Nov 19441700Taranto32Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico30 Nov 19440615Taranto30 Nov 19441202Taranto21Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico5 Dec 19440649Taranto5 Dec 19441245Taranto24Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico9 Dec 19440630Taranto9 Dec 19441245Taranto26Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico12 Dec 19440645Taranto12 Dec 19441425Taranto26Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico14 Dec 19440640Taranto14 Dec 19441435Taranto24Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico16 Dec 19440645Taranto16 Dec 19441210Taranto21Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico19 Dec 19440645Taranto19 Dec 19441200Taranto24Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico20 Dec 19440610Taranto20 Dec 19441620Taranto53Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico28 Dec 19440630Taranto28 Dec 19441442Taranto28Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico2 Jan 19450645Naples2 Jan 19451330Naples27,1Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico4 Jan 19450635Naples4 Jan 19451420Naples29Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico9 Jan 19450645Naples9 Jan 19451415Naples30,3Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico16 Jan 19450640Naples16 Jan 19451415Naples31,1Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico18 Jan 19450640Naples18 Jan 19451410Naples29,2Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico23 Jan 19450700Naples24 Jan 19451606Messina287,1Passage Naples-Messina.

Beverini, Enrico25 Jan 19451000Messina26 Jan 19450900Naples191,4Passage Messina-Naples.

Beverini, Enrico11 Feb 19450745Naples11 Feb 19451310Naples20,6Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico17 Feb 19450730Naples17 Feb 19451320Naples23,7Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico20 Feb 19450730Naples20 Feb 19451325Naples27,2Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico24 Feb 19450720Naples24 Feb 19451700Naples34,8Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico1 Mar 19450758Naples1 Mar 19451730Naples37,3Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico6 Mar 19450730Naples6 Mar 19451425Naples28,8Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico8 Mar 19451210Naples8 Mar 19451600Naples18,3Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico13 Mar 19450800Naples13 Mar 19451525Naples34,7Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico31 Mar 19451123Naples31 Mar 19451605Naples22,8Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico5 Apr 19451030Naples5 Apr 19451530Naples23,4Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico6 Apr 19450915Naples6 Apr 19451435Naples21,9Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico9 Apr 19450815Naples9 Apr 19451450Naples25,9Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico14 Apr 19450730Naples14 Apr 19452015Naples53,5Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico15 Apr 19450909Naples15 Apr 19451315Naples19,1Exercises with the submarine Otaria.

Beverini, Enrico17 Apr 19451220Naples18 Apr 19450310Naples57,2Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico21 Apr 19451255Naples21 Apr 19451708Naples20,9Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico23 Apr 19450925Naples23 Apr 19451810Naples43Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico30 Apr 19451218Naples30 Apr 19451610Naples18,2Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico1 May 19450715Naples1 May 19451835Naples49,5Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico4 May 19451230Naples4 May 19451645Naples20,7Exercises.

Beverini, Enrico5 May 19450715Naples5 May 19451645Naples41,1Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto12 May 19450930Naples12 May 19451845Naples46,4Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto23 May 19450930Naples23 May 19451705Naples41,7Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto26 May 19450835Naples26 May 19451530Naples23,8Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto30 May 19450710Naples30 May 19451745Naples49,4Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto9 Jun 19450820Naples9 Jun 19451545Naples25,3Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto16 Jun 19450700Naples16 Jun 19451910Naples57,2Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto27 Jun 19451415Naples27 Jun 19451745Naples18,1Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto1 Jul 19450210Naples1 Jul 19451145Naples57,7Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto5 Jul 19450210Naples5 Jul 19451250Naples60,8Exercises.

Volterri, Alberto10 Jul 19450100Naples10 Jul 19451315Naples61,9Exercises.

300 entries. 299 total patrol entries (45 marked as war patrols) and 6 events.

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