Italian submarines in World War Two
|Type||Coastal / Sea going|
|Laid down||30 May 1931||Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone|
|Launched||25 May 1933|
|Commissioned||18 Feb 1934|
|Loss date||13 Jul 1943|
|Loss position||37° 25'N, 16° 07'E|
|Fate||Sunk on 13th July 1943 to the east of Sicily in position 37°25'N,16°07'E by depth charges and gunfire from the destroyers HMS Echo and HMS Ilex.|
|Commander||Date from||Date to||Command notes|
|T.V. Mario Spano||25 Apr 1940||28 Dec 1940|
|T.V. Augusto Migliorini||21 Jan 1941||22 Apr 1942|
|C.C. Pasquale Terra||22 Apr 1942||27 Mar 1943|
|T.V. Renato Scandola||27 Mar 1943||13 Jul 1943|
Ships hitNo ships hit by this submarine.
Patrols and events
|Commander||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|1||Spano, Mario||9 Jun 1940||1500||Tobruk||14 Jun 1940||1350||Tobruk||482||Patrolled off Sollum (Egypt), 030° - Ras Azzaz - 90 miles (or 80 miles?) (on a line with Lafolè, Diamante and Topazio, 20 miles apart).|
|12 Jun 1940||0503||32° 57'N, 26° 05'E||At 0458 hours, Nereide was at periscope depth when a 12-15,000-ton tanker was sighted.|
At 0503 hours, one torpedo (533mm, W 270 type) was fired from a bow tube at a range of 500 metres. It was claimed to have hit. The tanker escaped in low visibility.
This was the Norwegian tanker Orkanger (8,029 GRT, built 1928) proceeding to Alexandria (and shortly after sunk by Naiade). She had initially sailed from Port Said for Malta. At the Italian declaration of war, she was ordered to turn back.
|Spano, Mario||5 Jul 1940||Tobruk||5 Jul 1940||2020||Tobruk||In Tobruk harbour during an air raid.|
|5 Jul 1940|
(0) Tobruk harbour.
|During the evening, Nereide was at anchor in Tobruk harbour during an air raid. Her two machine guns fired 180 rounds of 13.2mm at two torpedo bombers who flew only 30 metres away. One of these was Swordfish E4H (lieutenant D.N. Collins, RN) of 813 Squadron from HMS Eagle, actually operating from Dekheila (an airfield just to the west of Alexandria)|
At 2020 hours, the aircraft released its torpedo from 350-400 yards aimed at the submarine. Collins claimed that it hit its target and a column of 50-60 feet rose, but Nereide was missed. The Swordfish was hit by three machine gun rounds from the submarine and suffered only minor damage.
On 4th September 1940, Collins, flying the same Swordfish, was shot down by an Italian CR. 42 fighter while attacking the Maritza airfield (Rhodes). The crew of three survived to become PoWs.
|Spano, Mario||19 Jul 1940||Tobruk||19 Jul 1940||Tobruk||In Tobruk harbour during an air raid.|
|Spano, Mario||23 Jul 1940||1635||Tobruk||29 Jul 1940||1335||Taranto||670||Passage Tobruk-Taranto.|
|Spano, Mario||2 Aug 1940||0400||Taranto||2 Aug 1940||1952||Brindisi||147||Passage Taranto-Brindisi.|
|2||Spano, Mario||30 Aug 1940||1215||Brindisi||22 Sep 1940||1300||Taranto||1322||Patrolled south of Crete, between following points: Cape Melissa, 34°22'N, 23°30'E, 33°45'N, 24°14'E and 8 miles north of Gaidero Island and south of the coast of Crete.|
|13 Sep 1940||2215|
(0) South of Cape Littimos.
|At 2215 hours, three enemy destroyers were sighted at 4,000 metres. Nereide dived to attack but could not get into a favourable position.|
|17 Sep 1940||0536-1906|
(0) 43 miles south of Cape Gaudo.
|Between 0536 and 1906 hours, Nereide was the subject of an A/S search and heard many explosions without suffering any damage.|
|Spano, Mario||22 Oct 1940||0825||Taranto||22 Oct 1940||1600||Taranto||38||Exercises.|
|3||Spano, Mario||24 Oct 1940||2110||Taranto||25 Oct 1940||1050||Taranto||70||Hydrophone patrol in Gulf of Taranto.|
|4||Spano, Mario||4 Nov 1940||2105||Taranto||5 Nov 1940||1000||Taranto||82||Hydrophone patrol in Gulf of Taranto.|
|5||Spano, Mario||6 Nov 1940||2110||Taranto||7 Nov 1940||0955||Taranto||82||Hydrophone patrol in Gulf of Taranto.|
|6||Spano, Mario||12 Nov 1940||0405||Taranto||13 Nov 1940||1845||Taranto||121||Defensive patrol in 203° - Torre Ovo - 15' (hydrophone watch). Uneventful.|
|7||Spano, Mario||15 Nov 1940||0245||Taranto||15 Nov 1940||1050||Taranto||50||Hydrophone patrol in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|8||Spano, Mario||21 Nov 1940||0125||Taranto||21 Nov 1940||1116||Taranto||54||Hydrophone patrol in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|9||Spano, Mario||22 Nov 1940||0925||Taranto||1 Dec 1940||1615||Taranto||824||Patrolled west of Corfu in 39°20'N, 19°32'E within 10 miles on parallel, patrol line with Sirena. Uneventful.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||5 Feb 1941||1305||Taranto||5 Feb 1941||1805||Taranto||37||Exercises escorted by the torpedo boat Pleiadi.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||7 Feb 1941||0955||Taranto||7 Feb 1941||1750||Taranto||74||Trials escorted by the minesweeper R.D.13.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||10 Feb 1941||0810||Taranto||10 Feb 1941||1816||Taranto||95||Exercises escorted by the minesweeper R.D.30.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||18 Feb 1941||0820||Taranto||18 Feb 1941||1645||Taranto||60||Exercises.|
|10||Migliorini, Augusto||22 Feb 1941||0032||Taranto||22 Feb 1941||1110||Taranto||96||Defensive patrol in 160° - Cape San Vito - 35' following a report of a battleship off Cephalonia.|
|11||Migliorini, Augusto||26 Feb 1941||0753||Taranto||3 Mar 1941||1520||Leros||749||Patrol and passage Taranto-Leros. Uneventful, heard only H.E.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||17 Mar 1941||1425||Leros||17 Mar 1941||1504||Leros||8||Exercises?|
|12||Migliorini, Augusto||19 Mar 1941||1634||Leros||2 Apr 1941||1000||Leros||683||Patrolled off Cyrenaica, off Ras el Kenayis, within 20 miles from 33°00'N, 28°40'E on a NE-SW axis . Uneventful. On 24th March, moved 200° - 50 miles to intercept an enemy naval force. Heard only distant H.E.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||19 Apr 1941||1357||Portologa (Leros)||19 Apr 1941||1545||Portologa (Leros)||12||Exercises.|
|13||Migliorini, Augusto||20 Apr 1941||2320||Leros||26 Apr 1941||1440||Leros||731,5||Patrolled within 20 miles from 32°40'N, 28°00'E (about 130 miles NW of Alexandria) on a NE-SW axis. Heard only H.E. and abandoned patrol due to defects.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||16 May 1941||1610||Portologa (Leros)||16 May 1941||1823||Portologa (Leros)||5||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||17 May 1941||1050||Portologa (Leros)||17 May 1941||1220||Portologa (Leros)||4||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||17 May 1941||1640||Portologa (Leros)||17 May 1941||1807||Portologa (Leros)||3,7||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||25 May 1941||0830||Portologa (Leros)||25 May 1941||1025||Portologa (Leros)||7,2||Exercises.|
|14||Migliorini, Augusto||27 May 1941||1445||Leros||1 Jun 1941||0830||Leros||518||Patrolled in Aegean 12 miles north of Cape Kersoneso, near Cape Sidero. Uneventful.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||9 Jun 1941||0830||Portologa (Leros)||9 Jun 1941||1050||Portologa (Leros)||17||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||25 Jun 1941||0737||Portologa (Leros)||25 Jun 1941||0842||Portologa (Leros)||4,2||Exercises.|
|15||Migliorini, Augusto||10 Jul 1941||1800||Leros||19 Jul 1941||0820||Leros||310||Patrolled in Aegean between Naxos, Mykoni, Nikaria and Danusa, near 37°50'N, 25°40'E.|
|12 Jul 1941||0325|
(0) Off Nikaria.
|At 0325 hours, the Italian steamer Apuania, towing a MAS boat, was sighted steering 110°.|
|16 Jul 1941||0107|
(0) 230° - Cape Papas (Nikaria) - 8 miles
|At 0053 hours, Nereide was cruising on the surface when a submarine was sighted at 6,000 metres.|
At 0107 hours, she had closed to 700 metres, to fire two torpedoes from bow tubes at 3-second intervals. The second torpedo broke surface and disappeared. Immediately upon firing, the submarine turned to starboard to bring to bear her deck gun and opened fire with her machine guns. Shortly after, a column of water rose next to the enemy's conning tower and, as the submarine was disappearing, the deck gun scored a hit on the conning tower at less than 200 metres. T.V. Migliorini believed he had sunk the submarine and searched for survivors, but found none.
The submarine was HMS Tetrarch (Lieutenant Commander G.H. Greenway, RN). The confusion had not been one-sided, she was believed to have been attacked by two E-boats (MAS) and crash-dived. Two faint explosions had been heard and thought to be torpedoes hitting the sea bed. She was undamaged.
|Migliorini, Augusto||2 Aug 1941||1627||Leros||2 Aug 1941||1840||Leros||12,2||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||16 Aug 1941||0817||Leros||16 Aug 1941||1212||Leros||32||Exercises.|
|16||Migliorini, Augusto||18 Aug 1941||1815||Leros||20 Aug 1941||0515||Rhodes||96||Patrolled in 36°30'N, 27°40'E and passage Leros-Rhodes. Uneventful. Sighted or heard only Italian vessels.|
|17||Migliorini, Augusto||24 Aug 1941||1845||Rhodes||27 Aug 1941||0615||Rhodes||203,3||Patrolled near Leros in 35°40'N, 26°38'E. Uneventful.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||1 Sep 1941||2115||Rhodes||2 Sep 1941||0754||Leros||115||Passage Rhodes-Leros. Uneventful.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||14 Sep 1941||2050||Leros||19 Sep 1941||1143||Brindisi||636||Passage Leros-Brindisi. Uneventful.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||21 Sep 1941||1813||Brindisi||23 Sep 1941||0715||Pola||351||Passage Brindisi-Pola. Uneventful.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||24 Sep 1941||0540||Pola||24 Sep 1941||1205||Monfalcone||72||Passage Pola-Monfalcone. Uneventful. Then refit until February 1942.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||12 Feb 1942||1403||Monfalcone||12 Feb 1942||1600||Monfalcone||2||Trials.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||15 Feb 1942||1100||Monfalcone||15 Feb 1942||1600||Monfalcone||28||Trials.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||19 Feb 1942||1135||Monfalcone||19 Feb 1942||1430||Monfalcone||15||Trials.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||23 Feb 1942||1032||Monfalcone||23 Feb 1942||1545||Pola||63||Passage Monfalcone-Pola.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||26 Feb 1942||1247||Pola||26 Feb 1942||1840||Pola||7||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||28 Feb 1942||0824||Pola||28 Feb 1942||1400||Pola||6||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||2 Mar 1942||0940||Pola||2 Mar 1942||1800||Pola||9||Trials and exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||7 Mar 1942||0810||Pola||7 Mar 1942||1520||Pola||57||Trials and exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||8 Mar 1942||0820||Pola||8 Mar 1942||1410||Pola||14||Trials and exercises escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||9 Mar 1942||2010||Pola||11 Mar 1942||0847||Brindisi||359||Passage Pola-Brindisi.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||17 Mar 1942||1203||Brindisi||21 Mar 1942||0747||Leros||935||Passage Brindisi-Leros via 35°30'N, 26°36'E, Point E of Stampalia and Point A of Leros.|
|18 Mar 1942||0943||38° 12'N, 19° 12'E||At 0943 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and sunk by rifle fire.|
|18 Mar 1942||1056||38° 08'N, 19° 15'E||At 1056 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and sunk by rifle fire.|
|18 Mar 1942||1238||38° 01'N, 19° 20'E||At 1238 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and sunk by rifle fire.|
|19 Mar 1942||1815||34° 23'N, 23° 25'E||At 1815 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and sunk by rifle fire.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||28 Mar 1942||1320||Leros||28 Mar 1942||1820||Leros||30||Exercises.|
|Migliorini, Augusto||1 Apr 1942||0930||Leros||1 Apr 1942||1400||Leros||30||Exercises.|
|18||Migliorini, Augusto||4 Apr 1942||2340||Leros||15 Apr 1942||0805||Leros||768||Antisubmarine patrol off Karlovassi in the Aegean in 37°50'N, 24°30'E and north of Nikaria ca. 37°50'N, 25°32'E.|
|6 Apr 1942||2005|
(0) Near Nicaria.
|At 2005 hours, a hospital ship was sighted steering 300°.|
|6 Apr 1942||2051|
(0) Near Nicaria.
|At 2051 hours, a second hospital ship was sighted also steering 300°.|
|9 Apr 1942||0405|
(0) North of Nicaria.
|At 0405 hours, a hospital ship was sighted steering 220°.|
|10 Apr 1942||0110|
(0) North of Nicaria.
|At 0110 hours, a hospital ship was sighted steering 220°.|
|10 Apr 1942||1454|
(0) North of Nicaria.
|At 1454 hours, fishing vessel no. 1519 R (most likely Greek) was stopped and her papers examined.|
|13 Apr 1942||1305||At 1305 hours, a vessel was sighted steering 030°. She was too far to be intercepted.|
|19||Terra, Pasquale||29 Apr 1942||1425||Leros||15 May 1942||0845||Leros||1187||Sailed via Kasos Strait through (1) 34°40'N, 26°40'E (2) 33°40'N, 25°00'E, for patrol between 33°40'N and 34°00'N, and between 22°20'E and 23°20'E in Italian Grids 0225, 0273 and 0211, on a patrol line with Galatea. Following this patrol, several members of the crew reported lacking appetite and showing signs of physical deterioration which was attributed to the lack of fruits and vegetables. Similar signs were observed on Galatea of the same Submarine Group.|
|2 May 1942||1930|
|33° 58'N, 22° 58'E||At 1930 hours, a submarine's periscope was sighted and shortly after she surfaced. Nereide gained a favourable position and also surfaced. She made a recognition signal but the other submarine dived and C.C. Terra thought she was German.|
This was actually the submarine HMS Porpoise (Lieutenant L.A.W. Bennington, RN) on passage from Malta to Alexandria. At 2050C hours, she sighted Nereide steering 090° and believed it was a German U-boat. She passed a warning to Captain S. One, in Alexandria. It was repeated to HMS Urge, who was expected to be astern of her some 50 miles to the west. HMS Urge had actually been mined off Malta.
|10 May 1942||1956||34° 04'N, 23° 12'E||At 1956 hours, a submarine, believed to be German, was sighted at a distance of 1,200 metres. As a precaution, Nereide dived immediately.|
|Terra, Pasquale||1 Jun 1942||0800||Leros||1 Jun 1942||1345||Leros||30||Exercises.|
|20||Terra, Pasquale||4 Jun 1942||1610||Leros||5 Jun 1942||1902||Leros||306||Sailed with the submarine Sirena escorted by the destroyer Sella for a patrol in Aegean. Forced to interrupt mission when water reached the battery causing chlorine fumes.|
|Terra, Pasquale||22 Jun 1942||0845||Leros||22 Jun 1942||1124||Leros||20||Exercises.|
|21||Terra, Pasquale||3 Jul 1942||0124||Leros||21 Jul 1942||0548||Leros||1453||Sailed with Ondina for patrol on route to Alexandretta near Ras El Khanzir between 33°40'N and 36°00'N, and between 32°00'E and the Syrian coast|
|9 Jul 1942||2100||35° 38'N, 35° 26'E||At 2100 hours, a submarine was sighted. Nereide took avoiding action. This may have been Ondina who was lost two days later.|
|11 Jul 1942||1515-1550||From 1515 to 1550 hours, several explosions were heard very close. Nereide was submerged at the time. When she came to periscope depth, nothing was in sight. C.C. Terra believed he may have been bombed by an aircraft.|
|13 Jul 1942||0107|
(0) Off Ras El Khanzir.
|At 0107 hours, information was received that two steamers had left Alexandretta for Port Said. Nereide altered course to intercept north of Ras El Khanzir. Nothing was sighted or heard.|
|Terra, Pasquale||17 Aug 1942||0815||Leros||17 Aug 1942||1210||Leros||12||Exercises.|
|Terra, Pasquale||24 Aug 1942||0642||Leros||24 Aug 1942||0755||Leros||10||Exercises.|
|22||Terra, Pasquale||23 Sep 1942||0642||Leros||11 Oct 1942||1924||Leros||2329||Sailed with Ametista and escorted by the destroyer Sella until 1840 hours on the 23rd and patrolled between 32°50'N and 33°20'N, and between 26°35'E and 27°05'E.|
|30 Sep 1942||2255||33° 10'N, 26° 54'E||At 2255 hours, several flares were dropped by aircraft. Nereide dived.|
|2 Oct 1942||0300||33° 00'N, 27° 00'E|
|At 0300 hours, an aircraft was sighted at close range. Nereide crash-dived and surfaced again at 0334 hours.|
|23||Terra, Pasquale||12 Dec 1942||0750||Leros||28 Dec 1942||1455||Leros||1854,5||Patrolled in Aegean between 34°20'N and 36°00'N, and between 30°00'E and 30°40'E (Grid 8389). Uneventful.|
|24||Terra, Pasquale||8 Jan 1943||0614||Leros||22 Jan 1943||0840||Augusta||1564,5||Patrolled in eastern Mediterranean then to Augusta. Uneventful. According to British intelligence the patrol was between 35°20'N (actually 34°20'N) and 36°00'N and 30°00'E and 30°40'E or Grids 5337, 5937, 5367, 5967.|
|25||Terra, Pasquale||7 Feb 1943||1627||Augusta||18 Feb 1943||0810||Augusta||1111,5||Patrolled between 32°40'N and 33°30'N, and between 15°40'E and 16°00'E. On the evening of 13th February, she was moved to a new area between 31°50'N and 32°00'N, and between 15°50'E and 16°40'E. Uneventful.|
|Terra, Pasquale||22 Feb 1943||2243||Augusta||25 Feb 1943||0835||Brindisi||359||Passage Augusta-Brindisi. She collided with the motor boat Marras (A.S.51) as she was leaving the quay at Augusta. The skipper of the motor boat was blamed for the collision. Then repairs and refit until May 1943.|
|Scandola, Renato||5 May 1943||0905||Brindisi||5 May 1943||1630||Brindisi||14||Trials.|
|Scandola, Renato||5 May 1943||1330||Brindisi||5 May 1943||1850||Brindisi||11||Exercises.|
|Scandola, Renato||5 May 1943||1330||Brindisi||5 May 1943||1850||Brindisi||11||Trials.|
|Scandola, Renato||14 May 1943||0905||Brindisi||14 May 1943||1630||Brindisi||14||Exercises.|
|Scandola, Renato||16 May 1943||0920||Brindisi||16 May 1943||1350||Brindisi||9,5||Trials.|
|Scandola, Renato||17 May 1943||1425||Brindisi||18 May 1943||1340||Taranto||172||Passage Brindisi-Taranto.|
|Scandola, Renato||4 Jun 1943||1651||Taranto||4 Jun 1943||2232||Taranto||31||Sonar exercises with the torpedo boats Sagittario and Monzambano and the corvette Gabbiano.|
|Scandola, Renato||5 Jun 1943||1450||Taranto||5 Jun 1943||1945||Taranto||46||Sonar exercises with the torpedo boat Monzambano.|
|Scandola, Renato||6 Jun 1943||1700||Taranto||6 Jun 1943||1954||Taranto||Exercises.|
|Scandola, Renato||7 Jun 1943||0532||Taranto||7 Jun 1943||1730||Taranto||Exercises.|
|Scandola, Renato||8 Jun 1943||0527||Taranto||8 Jun 1943||1555||Taranto||Exercises with corvette Gabbiano (sonar) and the tug Portovecchio. She was escorted out by the auxiliary Claretta.|
|Scandola, Renato||12 Jun 1943||0908||Taranto||13 Jun 1943||0110||Taranto||Exercises with steamer Nesazio escorted by the auxiliary Claretta.|
|Scandola, Renato||14 Jun 1943||0951||Taranto||14 Jun 1943||1510||Taranto||Exercises.|
|Scandola, Renato||25 Jun 1943||2235||Taranto||1 Jul 1943||0815||Pozzuoli||511||Passage Taranto-Pozzuoli.|
|29 Jun 1943||0639|
(0) Near Cape Dell'Armi.
|At 0639 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|29 Jun 1943||0827|
(0) Near Cape Dell'Armi.
|At 0827 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|30 Jun 1943||1805||At 1805 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|1 Jul 1943||0450|
(0) Near Naples.
|At 0450 hours, in foggy weather, a submarine was sighted. As T.V. Scandola had not been informed of Italian submarines in the area, Nereide was prepared for action. Torpedoes and the deck gun were ready to fire when the submarine appeared to be Italian.|
At 0459 hours, visual signals were exchanged and were also answered by a second submarine who was following. These were probably Nichelio and Wolframio who had sailed from Pozzuoli for Portoferraio.
|26||Scandola, Renato||7 Jul 1943||0105||Pozzuoli||13 Jul 1943||0730||Sunk||Patrolled south of Sardinia in 38°55'N, 09°25'E until 10 July, when ordered to patrol 40 miles east of Augusta. Sunk by HM destroyers Echo and Ilex 40 miles east of Augusta. Twenty-nine survivors. At 0007 hours on the 14th, MARICOSOM, unaware of her loss, ordered her to occupy the northern half of zone 81 [between 37°15'N and 37°20'N, and between 15°20'E and 15°40'E].|
|12 Jul 1943||1746||37° 30'N, 15° 10'E|
(0) Approximate position. Near Catania.
|This attack lacks details as Nereide did not return from this patrol.|
At 1746 hours, a squadron of ten destroyers was sighted and three torpedoes (533mm, G7e type) were fired from bow tubes at 4,500 metres. Two destroyers were claimed to have been hit. These were probably units from the 5th Destroyer Flotilla.
|13 Jul 1943|
(e) 37° 25'N, 16° 07'E
|At 0220 hours, Nereide was cruising on the surface when she was detected at a range of 10,200 yards by the radar of the light cruiser HMS Euryalus and, almost simultaneously, by the radar of the light cruier HMS Cleopatra. The warships were proceeding in company with the destroyers HMS Echo and HMS Ilex (this was Force Q).|
0232 hours, the submarine came in sight and HMS Euryalus opened fire with star shells at a range of 5,800 yards, while the two destroyers were sent to the attack.
At 0335 hours, HMS Ilex obtained an ASDIC contact. Depth charging followed:
0338 hours: HMS Ilex (5 DCs set at 100 feet).
0343 hours: HMS Ilex (2 DCs at 150 and 300 feet)
0344 hours: HMS Echo (5 DCs at 150, 250 and 350 feet)
0354 hours: HMS Ilex (5 DCs at 150, 250 and 350 feet)
0431 hours: HMS Ilex (5 DCs at 150, 250 and 350 feet)
0440 hours: HMS Ilex (5 DCs at 350 and 550 feet)
0444 hours: HMS Echo (5? DCs at 350 and 550 feet)
0448 hours: HMS Ilex (5 DCs at 350 and 550 feet)
0455 hours: HMS Echo (5? DCs at 150, 250 and 350 feet)
The submarine suddenly surfaced. HMS Echo opened fire and scored a 4.7" hit abaft the conning tower with her second salvo. The destroyer then crossed ahead the submarine to deliver four depth charges set at 50 feet. The submarine rolled over and sank stern first. HMS Echo picked twenty survivors (five officers, including T.V. Scandola, and fifteen ratings). HMS Ilex picked up seven ratings. Twenty-one ratings were killed or missing.
99 entries. 81 total patrol entries (26 marked as war patrols) and 29 events.