Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Carlo Gandolfo

Born  12 Apr 1911Modena


  T.V.Tenente di Vascello


7 Nov 1942 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
23 May 1944 Croce di guerra al valore militare
24 Dec 1944 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare
24 Jan 1946 Croce di guerra al valore militare

Career information

TRICHECO (T.V. C.O.): from 21.03.1941 to 15.11.1941.

Commands listed for Carlo Gandolfo

Submarine Type Rank From To
Tricheco (TR)Ocean goingT.V.21 Mar 194115 Nov 1941

Ships hit by Carlo Gandolfo

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Carlo Gandolfo

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Tricheco (TR)23 Mar 19410935Naples23 Mar 19411745Naples29Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)26 Mar 19411352Naples26 Mar 19411747Naples32Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)29 Mar 19410910Naples29 Mar 19411945Naples70Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)5 Apr 19410846Naples5 Apr 19411545Naples69Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)7 Apr 19410855Naples7 Apr 19411700Naples41Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)10 Apr 19410720Naples10 Apr 19411800Naples62,5Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)12 Apr 19410810Naples12 Apr 19411610Naples44Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)14 Apr 19410825Naples14 Apr 19411500Naples31,5Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)19 Apr 19410820Naples19 Apr 19411550Naples46,5Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)21 Apr 19411045Naples21 Apr 19411720Naples40Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)23 Apr 19411213Naples23 Apr 19411848Naples45Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)26 Apr 19410816Naples26 Apr 19411240Naples35Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)28 Apr 19411215Naples30 Apr 19410848Taranto488Passage Naples-Taranto.

Tricheco (TR)6 May 19410735Taranto6 May 19411715Taranto75Exercises.

1.Tricheco (TR)7 May 19412110Taranto8 May 19411000Taranto93Defensive patrol (hydrophone watch) in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.

Tricheco (TR)9 May 19411032Taranto10 May 19411450Augusta317,5Passage Augusta-Taranto.

2.Tricheco (TR)13 May 19412130Augusta29 May 19410816Messina1576Patrolled north of Sollum between 31°50'N and 32°20'N, and between 25°20'E and 26°00'E. Uneventful except for H.E.

Tricheco (TR)22 Jun 19410820Messina22 Jun 19411210Messina26Trials escorted by MAS 524 and Castiglia.

Tricheco (TR)28 Jun 19410820Messina28 Jun 19411540Messina40,5Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)9 Jul 19410800Messina9 Jul 19410900Messina6Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)11 Jul 19411240Messina11 Jul 19411750Messina38Exercises

Tricheco (TR)15 Jul 19410805Messina15 Jul 19411600Messina158,5Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)28 Jul 19410845Messina28 Jul 19411235Messina18Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)6 Aug 19411050Messina6 Aug 19411723Messina43Exercises escorted by the auxiliary Castiglia.

Tricheco (TR)7 Aug 19410843Messina7 Aug 19411840Messina61Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Castiglia.

Tricheco (TR)8 Aug 19410910Messina8 Aug 19411638Messina44,5Exercises.

3.Tricheco (TR)13 Aug 19411218Messina15 Aug 19411248Messina353,1Patrolled east of Malta, within 10 miles from 35°46'N, 16°04'E on the meridian. Uneventful.

Tricheco (TR)19 Aug 19410830Messina19 Aug 19411805Messina59Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)20 Aug 19410705Messina20 Aug 19411720Messina60Exercises.

4.Tricheco (TR)23 Aug 19410748Messina27 Aug 19411834Messina628,9Patrolled between Pantelleria and Malta, within 10 miles from 36°46'N, 12°52'E on a SE-NW axis. Uneventful.

Tricheco (TR)2 Sep 19410900Messina2 Sep 19411100Messina18Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)19 Sep 19410809Messina19 Sep 19411545Messina55Exercises escorted by the auxiliary Marzano.

5.Tricheco (TR)22 Sep 19412215Messina7 Oct 19411900Augusta1713Patrolled 60 miles north of Ras Amer. No ship sighted during this patrol.
  7 Oct 19410855
0700 (e)
36° 45'N, 15° 34'EAn aircraft identified as a Blenheim bomber (it was actually a Maryland) was observed arriving from the northwest. Tricheco put up an accurate antiaircraft fire at a range of 1,500 metres and the aircraft attempted to strafe her without success. At 0936 hours, before an attack could be renewed, the submarine dived.

Tricheco (TR)22 Oct 19410745Augusta22 Oct 19411106Augusta17,3Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)28 Oct 19410822Augusta28 Oct 19411210Augusta24,2Exercises escorted by the auxiliary minesweeper 204.

Tricheco (TR)7 Nov 19410818Augusta7 Nov 19411210Augusta19,2Exercises.

Tricheco (TR)18 Nov 19410830Augusta18 Nov 19411115Augusta10,1Exercises.

37 entries. 37 total patrol entries (5 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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