Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Renzo Fossati

Born  21 Apr 1905Novi Ligure (Genoa)
Died   1987(81)Genova Nervi


  S.T.V.Sottotenente di Vascello
  T.V.Tenente di Vascello


12 Dec 1942 Croce di guerra al valore militare

Career information

TITO SPERI (S.T.V. First Officer): from 26.09.1938 to ?
H.2 (T.V. C.O.): from 12.02.1942 to 08.03.1942.
H.1 (T.V. C.O.): from 09.03.1942 to 24.03.1942.
FRANCESCO RISMONDO (T.V. C.O.): from 29.03.1942 to 28.05.1942.
H.6 (T.V. C.O.): from 04.06.1942 to 07.09.1943.
FRANCESCO RISMONDO (T.V. C.O.): from 10.06.1942 to 23.06.1942.

Commands listed for Renzo Fossati

Submarine Type Rank From To
H 2 (H2)CoastalT.V.12 Feb 19428 Mar 1942
H 1 (H1, P.56)CoastalT.V.9 Mar 194224 Mar 1942
Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)T.V.29 Mar 194228 May 1942
Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)T.V.10 Jun 194323 Jun 1943
H 6 (H6)CoastalT.V.4 Jun 19427 Sep 1943

Ships hit by Renzo Fossati

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Renzo Fossati

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
H 2 (H2)12 Feb 19420830Taranto12 Feb 19421535Taranto34Exercises.

H 2 (H2)15 Feb 19421225Taranto15 Feb 19421720Taranto30Exercises.

H 2 (H2)17 Feb 19420605Taranto17 Feb 19421556Taranto30Trials.

H 2 (H2)19 Feb 19420635Taranto19 Feb 19421605Taranto64Sonar trials with the torpedo boat San Martino.

H 2 (H2)22 Feb 19420615Taranto22 Feb 19421109Taranto40Exercises.

H 2 (H2)2 Mar 19421040Taranto2 Mar 19421855Taranto49Exercises.

H 2 (H2)3 Mar 19420710Taranto3 Mar 19421415Taranto43Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Pasman and Nais.

1.H 2 (H2)4 Mar 19421903Taranto5 Mar 19421203Taranto102Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful. No patrol report.

H 2 (H2)6 Mar 19421150Taranto6 Mar 19421810Taranto27Exercises with aircraft.

H 1 (H1, P.56)13 Mar 19420923Genoa13 Mar 19421847Genoa55,5Trials, escorted by MAS 568.

H 1 (H1, P.56)17 Mar 19420855Genoa17 Mar 19421415La Spezia51Passage Genoa-La Spezia, escorted by MAS 569.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)31 Mar 19420810La Spezia31 Mar 19421500La Spezia34,5Trials.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)3 Apr 19420800La Spezia3 Apr 19421737La Spezia36,3Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)9 Apr 19420940La Spezia9 Apr 19421726La Spezia31,1Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Crotone.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)13 Apr 19420954La Spezia13 Apr 19421600La Spezia20,3Exercises, escorted by MAS 567.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)15 Apr 19420731La Spezia15 Apr 19421638La Spezia33,7Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Crotone and Favignana.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)18 Apr 19420759La Spezia18 Apr 19421611La Spezia28,5Exercises, escorted by torpedo boats Carini and La Masa.

2.Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)22 Apr 19420001La Spezia23 Apr 19420921La Spezia136,5Offensive patrol in Gulf of Genoa in 44°11'N, 09°20'E, on a patrol line with H 1 and H 4.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)30 Apr 19421515La Spezia30 Apr 19421929La Spezia21,5Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Carini.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)1 May 19420729La Spezia1 May 19421513La Spezia30,5Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)6 May 19420914La Spezia6 May 19421620La Spezia19,5Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)14 May 19420745La Spezia14 May 19421248La Spezia20Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)20 May 19420720La Spezia20 May 19421630La Spezia36Exercises, escorted back by the auxiliaries Rimini and Taormina.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)27 May 19420740La Spezia27 May 19421347La Spezia36Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Rimini.

H 6 (H6)5 Jun 19420740La Spezia5 Jun 19421415La Spezia40Exercises.

H 6 (H6)9 Jun 19420440La Spezia9 Jun 19421038La Spezia48,5Exercises.

H 6 (H6)14 Jun 19420610La Spezia14 Jun 19421210Genoa55Passage La Spezia-Genoa, escorted by the auxiliary Regina Elena for refit.

H 6 (H6)20 Jul 19420857Genoa20 Jul 19421545Genoa72Trials.

H 6 (H6)22 Jul 19420905Genoa22 Jul 19421430La Spezia55Passage Genoa-La Spezia.

H 6 (H6)29 Jul 19420655La Spezia29 Jul 19420940La Spezia18Exercises.

H 6 (H6)1 Aug 19420720La Spezia1 Aug 19421440La Spezia4Gyrocompass tests.

H 6 (H6)4 Aug 19420700La Spezia4 Aug 19421305La Spezia42,5Exercises.

H 6 (H6)7 Aug 19420810La Spezia7 Aug 19421900La Spezia67Exercises.

3.H 6 (H6)12 Aug 19420015La Spezia14 Aug 19421830La Spezia246Defensive hydrophone patrol in Ligurian Gulf with H.1, H.4, Rismondo and Bajamonti. Uneventful.

4.H 6 (H6)18 Aug 19420115La Spezia18 Aug 19422310La Spezia133Defensive barrage, in 44°11'N, 08°43'E, with H.1, H.4 and Bajamonti, but recalled at 1700 hours on the 18th.

H 6 (H6)20 Aug 19420545La Spezia20 Aug 19421356La Spezia24A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)22 Aug 19420644La Spezia22 Aug 19421430La Spezia23A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)26 Aug 19420643La Spezia26 Aug 19421655La Spezia26A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)4 Sep 19421247La Spezia4 Sep 19421825La Spezia27A/S exercises escorted by A.S.205, A.S.206 and A.S.211.

H 6 (H6)9 Sep 19420618La Spezia9 Sep 19421754La Spezia43A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)16 Sep 19420647La Spezia16 Sep 19421242La Spezia28A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)24 Sep 19420740La Spezia24 Sep 19421021La Spezia12A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)1 Oct 19420830La Spezia1 Oct 19421520La Spezia34A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)7 Oct 19420715La Spezia7 Oct 19421245La Spezia30A/S exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Animoso.

H 6 (H6)12 Oct 19420705La Spezia12 Oct 19421140La Spezia30Exercises with H.1 and torpedo boats Ardente and Groppo.

H 6 (H6)13 Oct 19420727La Spezia13 Oct 19421604La Spezia35A/S exercises with the submarines H.4 and Ambra, escorted by MAS 556.

H 6 (H6)16 Oct 19420725La Spezia16 Oct 19421657La Spezia35A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)23 Oct 19420716La Spezia23 Oct 19421758La Spezia36A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)26 Oct 19420717La Spezia26 Oct 19421305La Spezia24A/S exercises.

5.H 6 (H6)8 Nov 19420059La Spezia11 Nov 19420815La Spezia328Defensive patrol in Gulf of Genoa with H.1, H.4 and Bajamonti. Uneventful.

H 6 (H6)14 Nov 19420737La Spezia14 Nov 19421130La Spezia3Gyrocompass tests.

H 6 (H6)19 Nov 19420730La Spezia19 Nov 19421117La Spezia18A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)24 Nov 19420820La Spezia24 Nov 19421700La Spezia10Trials.

H 6 (H6)25 Nov 19420905La Spezia25 Nov 19421550La Spezia10Trials.

H 6 (H6)27 Nov 19421100La Spezia27 Nov 19421600La Spezia3Gyrocompass tests.

H 6 (H6)28 Nov 19420750La Spezia28 Nov 19421420La Spezia23A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)1 Dec 19420715La Spezia1 Dec 19421605La Spezia28A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)7 Dec 19420825La Spezia7 Dec 19421245La Spezia10Trials.

H 6 (H6)8 Dec 19420830La Spezia8 Dec 19421118La Spezia8Trials.

H 6 (H6)10 Dec 19420826La Spezia10 Dec 19421550La Spezia14Trials.

H 6 (H6)11 Dec 19421257La Spezia11 Dec 19421608La Spezia11Trials.

H 6 (H6)12 Dec 19420830La Spezia12 Dec 19421230La Spezia12Trials.

H 6 (H6)14 Dec 19420830La Spezia14 Dec 19421156La Spezia11Trials.

H 6 (H6)17 Dec 19420810La Spezia17 Dec 19421035La Spezia3Gyrocompass tests.

H 6 (H6)24 Dec 19420640La Spezia24 Dec 19421616La Spezia47A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)28 Dec 19420945La Spezia28 Dec 19421610La Spezia37A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)31 Dec 19420725La Spezia31 Dec 19421625La Spezia36A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)8 Jan 19431110La Spezia8 Jan 19431735La Spezia24A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)13 Jan 19431205La Spezia13 Jan 19431810La Spezia22A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)20 Jan 19430900La Spezia20 Jan 19431430La Spezia37A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)21 Jan 19430735La Spezia21 Jan 19431705La Spezia42A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)23 Jan 19430850La Spezia23 Jan 19431110La Spezia12,5A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)3 Feb 19430810La Spezia3 Feb 19430955La Spezia10A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)5 Feb 19430924La Spezia5 Feb 19431523La Spezia25A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)9 Feb 19430720La Spezia9 Feb 19431640La Spezia30A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)12 Feb 19430825La Spezia12 Feb 19431327La Spezia19A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)16 Feb 19430725La Spezia16 Feb 19431105La Spezia18A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)19 Feb 19430810La Spezia19 Feb 19431645La Spezia43A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)23 Feb 19430725La Spezia23 Feb 19431808La Spezia38A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)26 Feb 19430720La Spezia26 Feb 19431835La Spezia49A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)3 Mar 19430700La Spezia3 Mar 19431640La Spezia40A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)6 Mar 19430800La Spezia6 Mar 19431255La Spezia22A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)10 Mar 19430720La Spezia10 Mar 19431535La Spezia35A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)12 Mar 19430810La Spezia12 Mar 19431800La Spezia29A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)16 Mar 19431200La Spezia16 Mar 19431735La Spezia29A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)18 Mar 19430700La Spezia18 Mar 19431200La Spezia29A/S exercises with the torpedo boat Ardimentoso and other vessels.

H 6 (H6)23 Mar 19430715La Spezia23 Mar 19431700La Spezia36A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)25 Mar 19430725La Spezia25 Mar 19431645La Spezia34A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)30 Mar 19431210La Spezia30 Mar 19432020La Spezia60A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)2 Apr 19430715La Spezia2 Apr 19431640La Spezia38A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)8 Apr 19430800La Spezia8 Apr 19431410La Spezia27A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)17 Apr 19430825La Spezia17 Apr 19431345La Spezia31A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)29 Apr 19430720La Spezia29 Apr 19431500La Spezia51,2A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)1 May 19430700La Spezia1 May 19431540La Spezia50A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)3 May 19430720La Spezia3 May 19431230La Spezia30,2A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)5 May 19430720La Spezia5 May 19431742La Spezia52A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)7 May 19430740La Spezia7 May 19431530La Spezia39A/S exercises.

6.H 6 (H6)10 May 19431725La Spezia11 May 19430927La Spezia80Hydrophone Watch off La Spezia.

7.H 6 (H6)12 May 19431730La Spezia13 May 19430850La Spezia84Hydrophone Watch off La Spezia.

8.H 6 (H6)14 May 19431715La Spezia15 May 19430917La Spezia82Hydrophone Watch off La Spezia.

H 6 (H6)18 May 19430715La Spezia18 May 19431705La Spezia50A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)19 May 19431235La Spezia19 May 19432132La Spezia49,5A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)21 May 19430705La Spezia21 May 19431755La Spezia57A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)24 May 19430700La Spezia24 May 19431340La Spezia37A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)25 May 19430710La Spezia25 May 19431000La Spezia25Sonar exercises with the torpedo boats Animoso and Lira.

H 6 (H6)26 May 19430735La Spezia26 May 19431556La Spezia50A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)31 May 19430500La Spezia31 May 19431045Genoa56Passage La Spezia-Genoa for refit.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)10 Jun 19430725La Spezia10 Jun 19431938La Spezia25A/S exercises.

9.Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)15 Jun 19431450La Spezia15 Jun 19430921La Spezia101Hydrophone Watch in Ligurian Gulf.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)17 Jun 19430950La Spezia17 Jun 19431330La Spezia9Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)18 Jun 19431452La Spezia18 Jun 19432019La Spezia34A/S exercises.

10.Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)20 Jun 19431910La Spezia21 Jun 19430720La Spezia42,7Hydrophone watch.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)22 Jun 19431308La Spezia22 Jun 19432115La Spezia32A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)8 Jul 19430855Genoa8 Jul 19431100Genoa6Trials.

H 6 (H6)11 Jul 19430800Genoa11 Jul 19431240Genoa28Trials.

H 6 (H6)12 Jul 19430805Genoa12 Jul 19431305Genoa40Trials.

H 6 (H6)15 Jul 19430000Genoa15 Jul 19430600La Spezia48Passage Genoa-La Spezia.

H 6 (H6)21 Jul 19430700La Spezia21 Jul 19431815La Spezia37A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)23 Jul 19430710La Spezia23 Jul 19432010La Spezia52A/S exercises.

11.H 6 (H6)25 Jul 19431810La Spezia26 Jul 19430645La Spezia66Hydrophone Watch off La Spezia.

12.H 6 (H6)27 Jul 19431830La Spezia28 Jul 19430745La Spezia70Hydrophone Watch off La Spezia.

H 6 (H6)29 Jul 19430700La Spezia29 Jul 19431300La Spezia28A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)31 Jul 19430705La Spezia31 Jul 19431930La Spezia48A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)3 Aug 19431100La Spezia3 Aug 19431605La Spezia21A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)14 Aug 19431230La Spezia14 Aug 19431930La Spezia29A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)17 Aug 19430800La Spezia17 Aug 19431550La Spezia25A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)19 Aug 19430630La Spezia19 Aug 19431130La Spezia31A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)21 Aug 19430820La Spezia21 Aug 19431115La Spezia4A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)25 Aug 19430610La Spezia25 Aug 19431145La Spezia21A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)26 Aug 19430710La Spezia26 Aug 19431825La Spezia44A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)27 Aug 19431420La Spezia28 Aug 19430125La Spezia51A/S exercises.

H 6 (H6)29 Aug 19430700La Spezia29 Aug 19431250La Spezia18A/S exercises.

132 entries. 132 total patrol entries (12 marked as war patrols) and 0 events.

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