Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||27 Dec 1907||Buenos Aires|
|Died||9 Feb 1987||(79)||Brindisi|
Career informationSIRENA (T.V. C.O.): from 03.02.1940 to 27.10.1940.
H.1 (T.V. C.O.): from 30.08.1941 to 01.02.1942?
ACCIAIO (T.V. C.O.): from 04.02.1942 to 03.05.1942.
ANTONIO SCIESA (T.V. C.O.): from 04.05.1942 to 13.11.1942 (sunk, survived).
Promoted C.C. ca. February 1943.
DELFINO (C.C. resp.): from 08.02.1943 to 28.02.1943 (repairs at Taranto).
GIOVANNI DA PROCIDA (C.C. resp.): from 06.03.1943 to 17.07.1943 (not operational at Taranto)
TITO SPERI (C.C. resp.): from 07.03.1943 to 28.06.1943 (in reserve at Taranto).
ATROPO (C.C. C.O.): from 03.05.1943 to 20.05.1943.
TITO SPERI C.C. resp.): from 02.07.1943 to 17.07.1943 (in reserve at Taranto).
Commands listed for Raul Galletti
|Sirena (SI)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||3 Feb 1940||27 Oct 1940|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||Coastal||T.V.||30 Aug 1941||1 Feb 1942|
|Acciaio (AC)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||4 Feb 1942||3 May 1942|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||Ocean going||T.V.||4 May 1942||12 Nov 1942|
|Delfino (DL)||Ocean going||C.C.||8 Feb 1943||28 Feb 1943|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||Minelaying||C.C.||3 May 1943||20 May 1943|
|Tito Speri (TS)||Ocean going||C.C.||7 Mar 1943||28 Jun 1943|
|Giovanni da Procida (DP)||Ocean going||C.C.||6 Mar 1943||17 Jul 1943|
|Tito Speri (TS)||Ocean going||C.C.||2 Jul 1943||17 Jul 1943|
Ships hit by Raul GallettiNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Raul Galletti
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Sirena (SI)||10 Jun 1940||Tobruk||18 Jun 1940||Tobruk||At Tobruk.|
|12 Jun 1940||0340+|
(0) At Tobruk.
|At about 0340 hours, Sirena was anchored in Tobruk harbour when she came under air attack. She was near-missed but undamaged.|
|1.||Sirena (SI)||18 Jun 1940||2141||Tobruk||22 Jun 1940||0856||Tobruk||367||Patrolled in Gulf of Sollum, 20 miles north of Ras Uleima, between 32°00'N and coast of Cyrenaica, and between 25°20'E and 27°20'E. Forced to break off patrol after being depth-charged on 21st June.|
|21 Jun 1940||0457|
(0) Probably 20 miles north of Ras Uleima.
|At 0457 hours, Sirena was proceeding at a depth of 45 metres when she was badly shaken by a depth charge. She was taken down to 80 metres. Until 1220 hours, 36 depth-charge explosions were heard.|
|Sirena (SI)||25 Jun 1940||2025||Tobruk||30 Jun 1940||0940||Crotone||553||Passage Tobruk-Taranto via Crotone for repairs.|
|27 Jun 1940||1715|
|At 1715 hours, a bomber was seen apparently flying from Malta to Alexandria. Sirena quickly dived to 50 metres.|
|28 Jun 1940||1215|
|At 1215 hours, a smoke was sighted on the horizon. Sirena dived to listen on her hydrophones, picking up noises.|
|28 Jun 1940||1244|
|At 1244 hours, two aircraft were observed through the periscope, flying toward the submarine. Sirena was taken down to 50 metres.|
|28 Jun 1940||1735||37° 03'N, 18° 43'E|
|At 1735 hours, Sirena surfaced, but two minutes later an aircraft was seen. She quickly dived to 50 metres.|
At 1750 hours, underwater signals were received, emitted from a distance of 4-6,000 metres, but Sirena did not answer.
|29 Jun 1940||0630|
|37° 54'N, 18° 04'E||At 0630 hours, an aircraft was sighted at 3,000 metres, flying at an altitude of 500 metres. At first, it was thought to be Italian. As it closed, it was recognised as enemy and Sirena opened fire with her machine guns.|
This was Sunderland 'Q' (L.5806) of 228 Squadron, piloted by Wing Commander G.E. Nicholetts. It dropped four A/S bombs, which straddled the submarine at distances of only 5-10 metres, but failed to explode. On a second run, two more A/S bombs were released, which fell 20 yards ahead of the submarine. T.V. Galetti believed that he had been attacked by two aircraft (perhaps not realising that both runs had been made by the same aircraft). He also believed that the first bomber had been repeatedly hit and one of its gunners mortally wounded as her strafing was very wild. He thought the first attacker had then been shot down. This was not the case and Nicholetts described the antiaircraft fire as completely ineffective.
At 0633 hours, Sirena crash-dived to 50 metres, as the aircraft was making its second run. She was not damaged and Galetti did not record any explosion on the second attack, so perhaps the last two A/S bombs were dud too.
For this action, T.V. Galetti was awarded the Madaglia d'argento.
|Sirena (SI)||1 Jul 1940||0518||Crotone||1 Jul 1940||1655||Taranto||110||Passage Crotone-Taranto.|
|Sirena (SI)||15 Aug 1940||0807||Taranto||15 Aug 1940||1822||Taranto||41,5||Exercises.|
|Sirena (SI)||17 Aug 1940||0738||Taranto||17 Aug 1940||1800||Taranto||50,7||Exercises.|
|Sirena (SI)||19 Aug 1940||0734||Taranto||19 Aug 1940||1915||Taranto||81||Exercises.|
|Sirena (SI)||21 Aug 1940||1321||Taranto||21 Aug 1940||1600||Taranto||3||Exercises.|
|2.||Sirena (SI)||29 Aug 1940||0540||Taranto||21 Sep 1940||1732||Taranto||1843,5||Patrolled southeast of Crete through (1) 33°12'N, 25°46'E (2) 32°40'N, 26°24'E (3) 34°34'N, 27°26'E (4) 34°04'N, 28°04'E.|
|30 Aug 1940||0150||38° 06'N, 18° 02'E||At 0150 hours, Sirena was proceeding on the surface when a submarine was sighted at 1,200 metres. She closed to 700 metres, but the attack was aborted as Ruggiero Settimo was known to be in the area. Afterwards, it was concluded that the submarine was enemy, but no British or Hellenic submarines operated in the vicinity.|
|Sirena (SI)||23 Oct 1940||1300||Taranto||23 Oct 1940||1635||Taranto||18,7||Trials.|
|Sirena (SI)||24 Oct 1940||1300||Taranto||24 Oct 1940||1655||Taranto||23,5||Exercises.|
|Sirena (SI)||26 Oct 1940||1300||Taranto||26 Oct 1940||1725||Taranto||26,8||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||3 Sep 1941||0850||La Spezia||3 Sep 1941||1710||La Spezia||33,5||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||5 Sep 1941||0838||La Spezia||5 Sep 1941||1318||La Spezia||24,5||Exercises with H.4 and H.6, escorted by the auxiliaries Capodistria and Torre Annunziata.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||7 Sep 1941||0940||La Spezia||7 Sep 1941||1845||La Spezia||38||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||9 Sep 1941||0842||La Spezia||9 Sep 1941||1710||La Spezia||27||Exercises with H.4, escorted by the auxiliaries Capodistria and Santantioco.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||12 Sep 1941||0900||La Spezia||12 Sep 1941||1512||La Spezia||29||Exercises.|
|3.||H 1 (H1, P.56)||12 Sep 1941||1615||La Spezia||15 Sep 1941||0825||La Spezia||273||Patrolled with Colonna and H.6 in Gulf of Genoa, on a line 6 miles 017°-197° from 44°14'N, 08°59'E, following a report of a British naval force from Gibraltar. Uneventful.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||19 Sep 1941||0850||La Spezia||19 Sep 1941||1710||La Spezia||27,5||Exercises with Da Procida and H.6 escorted by the auxiliaries S. Antioco, Capodistria, Crotone and Rimini.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||25 Sep 1941||0745||La Spezia||25 Sep 1941||1630||La Spezia||34||Exercises with with the tug Favignana, MAS 505 and MAS 571.|
|4.||H 1 (H1, P.56)||26 Sep 1941||1830||La Spezia||29 Sep 1941||0850||Santa Margherita Ligure||248,5||Patrolled with Da Procida, Beilul, H.4 and H.6 in Gulf of Genoa, on a line miles 6 miles 153°-333° from 44°11'N, 08°56'E, in anticipation of an enemy force from Gibraltar. Uneventful except for sighting antiaircraft fire from the direction of Genoa.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||30 Sep 1941||18300720||Santa Margherita Ligure||30 Sep 1941||1228||La Spezia||39||Passage Santa Margherita Ligure-La Spezia.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||30 Sep 1941||0720||Santa Margherita Ligure||30 Sep 1941||1228||La Spezia||39||Passage Santa Margherita Ligure-La Spezia.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||2 Oct 1941||0720||La Spezia||2 Oct 1941||1430||La Spezia||43||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||8 Oct 1941||1825||La Spezia||9 Oct 1941||0023||La Spezia||43||Exercises with H.4 and H.6, escorted by the auxiliary Taormina.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||14 Oct 1941||1145||La Spezia||14 Oct 1941||1742||La Spezia||26||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||18 Oct 1941||1230||La Spezia||18 Oct 1941||1415||La Spezia||12||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||19 Oct 1941||1846||La Spezia||19 Oct 1941||2016||La Spezia||9,5||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||21 Oct 1941||0855||La Spezia||21 Oct 1941||1653||La Spezia||28||Exercises with the submarine H.4 escorted by the auxiliary Capodistria.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||23 Oct 1941||0725||La Spezia||23 Oct 1941||1440||La Spezia||26||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||24 Oct 1941||0750||La Spezia||24 Oct 1941||1148||La Spezia||22,5||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Capodistria and Torre Annunziata.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||31 Oct 1941||0905||La Spezia||31 Oct 1941||1050||La Spezia||11||Exercises with the submarine H.4 escorted by the auxiliaries Capodistria and Crotone.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||14 Nov 1941||0858||La Spezia||14 Nov 1941||1427||La Spezia||24||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||15 Nov 1941||0812||La Spezia||15 Nov 1941||1538||La Spezia||33||Exercises with the submarine Acciaio, escorted by the destroyer Premuda and MAS 570.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||21 Nov 1941||1200||La Spezia||21 Nov 1941||1845||La Spezia||35||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||25 Nov 1941||0830||La Spezia||25 Nov 1941||1242||La Spezia||18||Exercises with the submarines H.6, Colonna and Cobalto, escorted by the torpedo boat La Masa and MAS 510.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||26 Nov 1941||0830||La Spezia||26 Nov 1941||1340||La Spezia||20||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||28 Nov 1941||1244||La Spezia||28 Nov 1941||1539||La Spezia||25,5||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||29 Nov 1941||0857||La Spezia||29 Nov 1941||1626||La Spezia||24,5||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||2 Dec 1941||0850||La Spezia||2 Dec 1941||1650||La Spezia||31||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Crotone and Capodistria and two MAS boats.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||3 Dec 1941||0930||La Spezia||3 Dec 1941||1630||La Spezia||Exercises with the submarine H.4, escorted by the auxiliaries Crotone and Capodistria, MAS 510 and MAS 525.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||5 Dec 1941||0854||La Spezia||5 Dec 1941||1520||La Spezia||19||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Crotone and Favignana, MAS 510 and MAS 525.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||19 Dec 1941||0840||La Spezia||19 Dec 1941||1350||La Spezia||25||Exercises with the submarines Malachite and Da Procida, escorted by the auxiliaries Porto Sdobba, Crotone and Capodistria, MAS 507 and MAS 510.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||27 Dec 1941||0845||La Spezia||27 Dec 1941||1326||La Spezia||25||Exercises with the submarine Platino, escorted by the auxiliaries Capodistria and Crotone.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||30 Dec 1941||0848||La Spezia||30 Dec 1941||1042||La Spezia||11,5||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Favignana.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||2 Jan 1942||0827||La Spezia||2 Jan 1942||1258||La Spezia||25,5||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Crotone and Capodistria.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||11 Jan 1942||0820||La Spezia||11 Jan 1942||1155||La Spezia||21||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||15 Jan 1942||0852||La Spezia||15 Jan 1942||1540||La Spezia||23||Exercises.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||28 Jan 1942||0825||La Spezia||28 Jan 1942||1318||La Spezia||20||Exercises with the submarine H.6, escorted by the auxiliaries Crotone and Capodistria.|
|H 1 (H1, P.56)||31 Jan 1942||0837||La Spezia||31 Jan 1942||1505||Genoa||50||Passage La Spezia-Genoa for refit.|
|Acciaio (AC)||4 Feb 1942||0855||La Spezia||4 Feb 1942||1736||La Spezia||60,5||Exercises with electric G7e torpedoes, escorted by the auxiliary Crotone.|
|Acciaio (AC)||6 Feb 1942||1030||La Spezia||6 Feb 1942||1730||La Spezia||2||Gyrocompass trials.|
|Acciaio (AC)||7 Feb 1942||0907||La Spezia||7 Feb 1942||1553||La Spezia||10,5||Silent running trials.|
|Acciaio (AC)||9 Feb 1942||0900||La Spezia||9 Feb 1942||1618||La Spezia||50,2||Diving trials to a depth of 80 metres and machine-gun firing exercises.|
|Acciaio (AC)||16 Feb 1942||0900||La Spezia||16 Feb 1942||1745||La Spezia||12,5||Exercises.|
|Acciaio (AC)||19 Feb 1942||0848||La Spezia||19 Feb 1942||1200||La Spezia||5,5||Exercises with the submarines Ambra and Rismondo, escorted by the auxiliaries Crotone and Porto Sdobba.|
|Acciaio (AC)||20 Feb 1942||0820||La Spezia||20 Feb 1942||1437||La Spezia||20,7||Gunfire exercises.|
|Acciaio (AC)||2 Mar 1942||0753||La Spezia||2 Mar 1942||1700||La Spezia||40,8||Exercises firing torpedoes by day. Escorted by the torpedo boat La Masa and the auxiliaries Crotone, Torre Annunziata and Santantioco.|
|Acciaio (AC)||11 Mar 1942||1835||La Spezia||12 Mar 1942||0135||La Spezia||35||Exercises firing torpedoes by night with the torpedo boat Carini.|
|Acciaio (AC)||12 Mar 1942||0740||La Spezia||12 Mar 1942||1137||La Spezia||35||Search for torpedoes.|
|Acciaio (AC)||14 Mar 1942||0945||La Spezia||16 Mar 1942||1755||Augusta||710,2||Passage La Spezia-Augusta. Uneventful.|
|5.||Acciaio (AC)||26 Mar 1942||1854||Augusta||12 Apr 1942||0815||Augusta||1751||Escorted out by the minesweeper Maria Capo Colonne for a patrol north of Libya, between 33°55'N and 34°05'N, and between 22°50'E and 23°50'E. On 8th April, ordered to Grids 7610 and 7636 (60 miles to the west of her initial area), but her patrol was cut short due to serious engine defects which required two months of repairs.|
|27 Mar 1942||0845||At 0845 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|27 Mar 1942||1320||At 1320 hours, a vessel was sighted at a distance of 7,000 metres. The submarine maneuvered to attack on the surface, but then sighted an aircraft at a distance of 4,000 metres. It proved to be Italian and the vessel was later identified as a hospital ship.|
|30 Mar 1942||0420||At 0420 hours, a Catalina aircraft was sighted at a distance of 300 metres, flying at an altitude of 300-400 metres and steering 110° and the submarine crash-dived.|
|Acciaio (AC)||28 Apr 1942||1525||Augusta||28 Apr 1942||1835||Augusta||7||Trials.|
|Acciaio (AC)||30 Apr 1942||Augusta||30 Apr 1942||Augusta||7||The Prince of Piedmont, who in 1946, as Umberto II, would become the last King of Italy [his reign would last only a month], visited the submarine base at Augusta and boarded Acciaio to review her crew.|
|Acciaio (AC)||2 May 1942||0810||Augusta||2 May 1942||1130||Augusta||14,1||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Diversi.|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||4 Jun 1942||0820||Taranto||4 Jun 1942||1450||Taranto||47,2||Trials.|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||6 Jun 1942||0830||Taranto||6 Jun 1942||1322||Taranto||28||Trials.|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||11 Jun 1942||0845||Taranto||11 Jun 1942||1637||Taranto||36,2||Trials.|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||23 Jun 1942||0735||Taranto||23 Jun 1942||1835||Taranto||72,7||Trials.|
|6.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||29 Jun 1942||1120||Taranto||3 Jul 1942||0415||Ras Hilal||634,3||Supply mission to Derna (68 tons: 64 tons of German petrol and 4 tons of foodstuff). As she arrived off this port, was ordered to Ras Hilal . Arrived with a defective air compressor and was assisted by Bragadino to recharge her compressors.|
|30 Jun 1942||0515||37° 29'N, 18° 49'E||Six unknown aircraft were observed at a distance of 5,000 metres and the submarine dived. Five minutes later three explosions were heard but the submarine escaped unscathed.|
|2 Jul 1942||0330|
(0) 5 miles from Derna.
|The submarine had bottomed in 47 meters, while attempts were made to carry out repairs of a compressor, when a short-circuit caused a fire. It was quickly extinguished thanks to the prompt intervention of the engineer Francesco Lamotta.|
|7.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||4 Jul 1942||1615||Ras Hilal||4 Jul 1942||1745||Ras Hilal||At Ras Hilal. Surprise visit by the Duce.|
|4 Jul 1942||1615-1745|
(0) Ras el Hilal.
|The Duce made an impromptu visit of the submarine and was met with enthusiasm. He thanked the submariners for their sacrifice.|
|8.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||6 Jul 1942||2015||Ras Hilal||9 Jul 1942||1530||Taranto||1097||Return trip from supply mission to Ras Hilal. Uneventful.|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||22 Jul 1942||0830||Taranto||22 Jul 1942||1430||Taranto||36,7||Exercises.|
|9.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||24 Jul 1942||1425||Taranto||28 Jul 1942||0915||Tobruk||606,6||Supply mission to Tobruk (71.6 tons: 64.6 tons of petrol for MAS and 7 tons of foodstuff). Uneventful. Only partly unloaded at Tobruk and was ordered to sail in the evening and return the next morning.|
|10.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||28 Jul 1942||1800||Tobruk||29 Jul 1942||0955||Tobruk||Sortie to submerge outside the harbour.|
|11.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||29 Jul 1942||1857||Tobruk||3 Aug 1942||1445||Taranto||1421||Return trip from supply mission to Tobruk. Uneventful [mileage is for round trip].|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||16 Aug 1942||1340||Taranto||16 Aug 1942||1743||Taranto||13||Trials.|
|12.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||19 Aug 1942||1445||Taranto||22 Aug 1942||0945||Benghazi||Supply mission to Benghazi (73 tons: 63 tons of German ammunition and 10 tons of foodstuff).|
|21 Aug 1942||1920||34° 20'N, 19° 18'E|
(0) NW of Benghazi.
|An enemy submarine was sighted and Antonio Sciesa made a signal reporting the encounter. However, no British submarine operated in the area.|
|13.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||22 Aug 1942||1905||Benghazi||26 Aug 1942||1315||Taranto||955||Return trip from supply mission to Benghazi. Uneventful. Heard only H.E [mileage is for round trip].|
|Antonio Sciesa (SC)||28 Sep 1942||0852||Taranto||28 Sep 1942||1710||Taranto||44||Exercises.|
|14.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||1 Oct 1942||1330||Taranto||5 Oct 1942||0810||Benghazi||Supply mission to Benghazi (71.9 tons: 51.5 tons of Italian ammunition, 11.6 tons of foodstuff, 8.6 tons of valuables).|
|3 Oct 1942||1839||34° 57'N, 17° 38'E||A periscope was observed at a distance of 400-500 metres and the Italian submarine turned away immediately. No British submarine operated in the vicinity.|
|15.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||5 Oct 1942||1730||Benghazi||8 Oct 1942||1500||Taranto||1072||Return trip from supply mission to Benghazi [mileage is for round trip].|
|6 Oct 1942||2118|
|34° 41'N, 19° 21'E|
(e) 34° 58'N, 19° 21'E
(0) 328° - Tolmeita - 146 miles.
|An enemy submarine was initially sighted at 2109 hours at a distance of 4,200-4,500 metres. This was HMS Rorqual (Lt. Cdr. Lennox William Napier, RN), who made a challenge at 2114 hours. Lennox hesitated to attack as the submarine might have been HMS Parthian. At 2118 hours, Antonio Sciesa fired a single torpedo (533mm, W.260 type) at about 800 metres, an explosion was heard giving a running range of 1,200 metres and the enemy submarine was claimed sunk. In fact, HMS Rorqual was unscathed but had also heard the explosion at 2124 hours, turned away and dived.|
|16.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||30 Oct 1942||1845||Taranto||31 Oct 1942||0500||Taranto||94,5||Supply mission to Benghazi with 84 tons of stores (ammunition and surgical material) but aborted due to defects to the port diesel engine, which forced her to return.|
|17.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||3 Nov 1942||1100||Taranto||6 Nov 1942||0800||Tobruk||667,5||Supply mission to Tobruk (85.8 tons: 84.8 tons of ammunition and one ton of surgical material). Damaged at 1521/6 November 1942, by USAAF bombers (three bomb hits). Twenty-three killed, thirty-three survivors (including fourteen wounded).|
|4 Nov 1942||0900||Three unknown aircraft were observed at a distance of 5,000 metres and the submarine dived.|
|5 Nov 1942||1430|
(0) About 80 miles north of Ras Hilal.
|Three unknown aircraft were observed at a distance of 3,000 metres and the submarine dived.|
|6 Nov 1942||1521|
(0) Tobruk harbour.
|The submarine was anchored in Tobruk harbour when the USAAF raided the town. She was hit by three bombs and had twenty-three killed and fourteen wounded. The submarine had not yet unloaded her full cargo and about 100 cases of ammunition remained on board. Galletti was on land at the time of the attack; he was slightly wounded and rendered temporarily deaf by a bomb, which fell only three metres from him.|
|18.||Antonio Sciesa (SC)||12 Nov 1942||Tobruk||12 Nov 1942||Scuttled||Scuttled off Tobruk in 32°04.6'N, 23°59.2'E to avoid capture as she was unable to sail.|
|12 Nov 1942||32° 04'N, 23° 59'E|
(0) Tobruk harbour.
|Antonio Sciesa was unable to sail due to the bombing damage. The submarine had to be scuttled to avoid falling into enemy hands, as the Axis forces were withdrawing through Cyrenaica after the battle of El Alamein. Her wreck was found by British forces on 13th November.|
|Delfino (DL)||8 Feb 1943||Taranto||28 Feb 1943||Taranto||Repairs in Taranto. Change in command.|
|Giovanni da Procida (DP)||6 Mar 1943||Taranto||17 Jul 1943||Taranto||In Taranto. Change in command. Not operational until Armistice.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||7 Mar 1943||Taranto||28 Jun 1943||Taranto||In reserve at Taranto.|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||18 May 1943||1215||Taranto||18 May 1943||1755||Taranto||23||Exercises.|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||19 May 1943||1250||Taranto||19 May 1943||1822||Taranto||22||Exercises [with the auxiliary Claretta?]|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||20 May 1943||0740||Taranto||20 May 1943||1145||Taranto||24||Exercises.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||2 Jul 1943||Taranto||17 Jul 1943||Taranto||In reserve at Taranto.|
101 entries. 92 total patrol entries (18 marked as war patrols) and 21 events.