Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Giulio Ghiglieri

Born  7 Apr 1906Cagliari


  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


25 Sep 1940 Croce di guerra al valore militare
20 Nov 1941 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
16 Jan 1942 Croce di guerra al valore militare
13 Nov 1942 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
29 Mar 1948 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare
15 Mar 1950 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare

Career information

BARBARIGO (C.C. C.O.): from 25.05.1940 to 10.06.1941.
DES GENEYS (C.C. C.O.): from 15.06.1941 to 10.02.1942.
From 10.02.1942, Com. in Capo Sq. Smg.
From 24.05.1943, served as Head of MARINA OLBIA.

Commands listed for Giulio Ghiglieri

Submarine Type Rank From To
Barbarigo (BO, I.15)Ocean goingC.C.25 May 194010 Jun 1941
Des Geneys (DN)Ocean goingC.C.15 Jun 194131 Jan 1942

Ships hit by Giulio Ghiglieri

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Giulio Ghiglieri

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
1.Barbarigo (BO, I.15)6 Jun 19401715Naples15 Jun 19401406Naples1107,4Patrolled off Cape Bengut (36°55'27'N, 03°54'00'E, 10 miles from coast).
  10 Jun 19402358
(0) Near Algiers.
At 2358 hours, Barbarigo was proceeding on the surface when an enemy escort vessel suddenly appeared from the mist and attempted to ram her. The submarine crash dived. She was at a depth of 12 metres when the vessel was heard to pass nearly above her but she was not depth charged.
  11 Jun 19400912
(0) Off Cape Bengut.
At 0912 hours, Barbarigo was at a depth of 22 metres when she was suddenly bombed. To avoid further attacks, she went down to 60 metres and heard the noises of an approaching vessel. This time depth charges exploded at depths deeper than 40 metres as the submarine escaped by going down to 70 metres. Nani, which was in the vicinity, reported hearing explosions at 1025 hours.

2.Barbarigo (BO, I.15)27 Jun 19401817Naples5 Jul 19401107Cagliari1473Patrolled in 36°00'N, 01°12'W, between Cape de Gata and Cape Falcon. Damaged by A/S forces.
  3 Jul 19401910-2300
? (e)

(e) 35° 58'N, 5° 05'W
Barbarigo was at a steady depth of 30 metres using the Rovetto (device used to maintain the trim) when, at 1910 hours, a series of depth charges began to explode. The hydrophones detected the noise of two turbines and the submarine was damaged but escaped by going down to 60 metres and then to 110 metres. At 0030 hours on the 4th, Barbarigo surfaced with two forward torpedo tubes and two aft ready to fight it out, but the hunters were gone. The damage compelled the submarine to abort her patrol. The attacker had been the destroyer HMS Faulknor.

Barbarigo (BO, I.15)6 Jul 19401637Cagliari7 Jul 19401120Naples270Passage Cagliari-Naples.

Barbarigo (BO, I.15)18 Jul 19400920Naples18 Jul 19401705Naples35,3Exercises.

Barbarigo (BO, I.15)23 Jul 19400922Naples23 Jul 19401557Naples33,4Exercises.

3.Barbarigo (BO, I.15)7 Aug 19400100Naples8 Sep 19401635Bordeaux4837Passed Gibraltar on 14th August 1940. Patrolled between 30°00'N and 33°00'N. Passage from Naples to Bordeaux. Arrived at Bordeaux with 4 x 533mm and 4 x 450mm torpedoes.
  18 Aug 19400600
(0) East of Madeira.
At 0600 hours, with visibility down to about 1,000 metres, Barbarigo sighted two vessels, initially believed to be minesweepers. With gunners at action station, the submarine stopped one of them to verify her papers. It proved to be the Spanish Cierto (316 GRT, built 1915) traveling from Barcelona to Cadiz. She was allowed to proceed. During the day, the submarine observed another four fishing vessels.
  19 Aug 19402005-2022
1911-1925 (e)
32° 00'N, 13° 00'W
(e) 31° 15'N, 13° 02'W
At 1400 hours, a vessel was barely seen on the horizon. Barbarigo moved to intercept at 14 knots. At 1626 hours, the vessel suddenly turned toward the submarine, and she submerged to a depth of 18 metres. At periscope depth, Barbarigo closed at her maximum speed of 7 knots for an hour and then surfaced to attack. However, the vessel was still some 7,000 metres away. As the enemy vessel altered course several times, the submarine was forced to adjust accordingly, but the range had now increased.

At 2000 hours, a first round was fired at 12,000 metres. The sea was rough, aiming was difficult and it fell some 2,000 metres from the target. The submarine altered its course to starboard to bring both guns to bear. The range had now dropped to 9,500 metres and a first salvo was fired. At the same time, two flashes were observed from the vessel. She had opened fire with two guns, but they fell quite short. The gun duel lasted 17 minutes, the heavy seas making the situation of the Italian gunners perilous, especially those of the stern gun because the deck there was not as high. The firing range had varied from 9,000 to 10,000 metres.

Between 2005 and 2025 hours, the freighter had made repeated SOS signals, identifying her as Aguilar. At 2017 hours, the range has increased to 12,000 metres and, reluctantly, C.C. Ghilglieri decided to break off the action. Barbarigo had fired a total of 30 rounds (23 from the forward gun and 16 from the aft gun).

The British Aguilar (3,255 GRT, built 1917) was on a trip from Lisbon to the Canary Islands. She reported being shelled by a submarine of the ARCHIMEDE class at 8,000 to 9,000 yards. She had escaped unscathed. Despite the failure of the action, Ghiglieri expressed his satisfaction for the conduct of his gun crew under his executive officer, T.V. Amedeo Stinchi, who would later take command of the submarine Enrico Toti and then Santorre Di Santarosa.
  21 Aug 19400800 (0500 local)31° 39'N, 16° 55'WAt 0800 hours (it was 0500 hours local time, Italian submarines always used Rome Time), a dark shape was sighted astern in the mist. This was a vessel navigating on a parallel course with Barbarigo. It was observed to be zigzagging, while increasing speed and it now opened fire as the submarine submerged. The shells falling near the submarine did not appear to detonate when they hit the water, leading C.C. Ghilieri to believe that they were armed with delay fuses. The submarine fired one torpedo from a distance of 1,300 metres, followed shortly after by a second one.

Their wakes must have been spotted by the enemy vessel, now identified as a single-funnel armed 8-10,000-ton merchant cruiser. Barbarigo was brought down to 90 metres as about twenty depth charges were counted. About 10 minutes after the last explosion, the submarine returned to periscope depth to watch the enemy warship disappear to the southwest (her initial route).

4.Barbarigo (BO, I.15)9 Oct 19401330Bordeaux11 Oct 19401654Bordeaux377,5The submarine sailed for patrol in zone 11 (between 53°00' N and 55°00' N, and between 23°00' W and 27°00' W) but, while submerged in heavy seas (registering 43° rolls), the acid in her battery spilled out and she was forced to turn back.

5.Barbarigo (BO, I.15)14 Oct 19400654Bordeaux15 Nov 19401900Bordeaux5417Patrolled west of Ireland (a) between 53°00'N and 55°20'N, and between 17°10'W and 20°10'W (b) between 56°10'N and 57°20'N, and between 17°10'W and 20°10'W.
  17 Oct 19400958
0950 (e)
48° 02'N, 9° 25'W
(e) 47° 37'N, 10° 52'W
At 0958 hours, an aircraft flying at a altitude of 1,000 metres, was seen at a distance of 7-8,000 metres and the submarine dived to 60 metres. Shortly after, a few explosions were heard in the distance. This aircraft was Sunderland 'D' (N9050) from 10 Squadron (RAAF) piloted by Squadron Leader C.W. Pearce and she was actually attacking Otaria.
  30 Oct 1940155154° 35'N, 18° 35'WAt 1551 hours, Barbarigo observed masts and a yellow funnel on the horizon and attempted to intercept. The heavy seas (Force 5) restricted her speed to a maximum of 12 knots and after a while the chase was abandoned.
  10 Nov 19400618+53° 37'N, 17° 40'WAt 0010 hours, Barbarigo was returning home, when information was received from Otaria indicating the presence of an aircraft carrier and three destroyers. She had altered course to intercept when at 0618 hours, the officer of the watch, S.T.V. Angelo Amendolia (who would later command successively Giuseppe Finzi, Alpino Bagnolini and the German-built S 4) observed a shape in the distance to the south. The shape approached rapidly and at 3,000 metres, presented a very narrow target, unsuitable for an attack. The "down the throat" attack, which would later gain a certain popularity with US submarines was not adopted in the Regia Marina.

The submarine turned away quickly. The enemy vessel was a destroyer traveling alone and it was quickly realised that she had not spotted Barbarigo. The submarine fired a stern torpedo (533mm, type W 270 G) from a distance of 1,500 metres. After 58 seconds, a hit was heard. A tour of the horizon revealed nothing and the destroyer was believed sunk. Ghilieri noted that this torpedo was the very one used during a test at Fiume in the presence of the Duce on 24th June 1939.

Barbarigo (BO, I.15)30 Jan 19410931Bordeaux30 Jan 19411327Le VerdonPassage Bordeaux-Le Verdon.

Barbarigo (BO, I.15)30 Jan 19411433Le Verdon30 Jan 19411745Le Verdon51Trials.

Barbarigo (BO, I.15)31 Jan 19411433Le Verdon31 Jan 19411815La Pallice58Passage Le Verdon-La Pallice.

Barbarigo (BO, I.15)2 Feb 19410915La Pallice2 Feb 19411600La Pallice58Exercises.

6.Barbarigo (BO, I.15)10 Feb 19411837La Pallice8 Mar 19411607Bordeaux4471,3Sailed for patrol west of Ireland in area (a) in zone M, between 55°00'N and 58°00'N, and between 23°00'W and 25°00'W (b) in zone B, between 57°00'N and 58°00'N, and between 15°00'W and 23°00'W (c) south of Zone A, between 58°00'N and 58°45'N, and between 15°00'W and 25°00'W. Met on her return by the German minesweeper M-9 and patrol boats V-401 and V-408 and escorted in.
  12 Feb 19411055At 1055 hours, an aircraft was seen flying westward at a distance of 6,000 metres. The antiaircraft gun crew were at the ready but the aircraft did not notice the submarine.
  15 Feb 19411946-195053° 25'N, 20° 58'WAt 1148 hours, a submarine was observed. It was probably either Bianchi or Otaria. Barbarigo turned away.
  19 Feb 19411900At 1900 hours, the submarine received a signal from BETASOM (1710/19) reporting the sighting of a convoy. Barbarigo was ordered to Italian Grid 4615/66 (between 58°50' N and 59°00' N, and between 11°50' W and 12°00' W) while Marcello was ordered to Grid 4615/46 (between 58°30' N and 58°40' N, and between 11°50' W and 12°00' W). Barbarigo needed to alter course to 033° but was some 325 miles away and the bad weather prevented her from steering this direction. At 1230 hours the next day, she informed BETASOM of her difficulties stating that she could only make 4 knots.
  20 Feb 19411310At 1310 hours, Barbarigo received a signal from BETASOM that German forces had discovered a large convoy at 1045 hours in position 59°20/30' N, 10°20/30' W steering 320° at 7 knots. She altered course to intercept.
  21 Feb 1941104558° 25'N, 16° 55'W
(0) Approximately.
At 0300 hours, Barbarigo was ordered to intercept a convoy in 58°25' N, 16°55' W.She had almost reached the position, when, at 1045 hours, she sighted a raft with seven Norwegian survivors, probably from the Norwegian Benjamin Franklin (7,034 GRT, built 1927), a straggler from HX 107 convoy, sunk by U-103 (KK Viktor Schütze) on 19th February in 58°50' N, 16°30' W. The submarine stopped and gave them two boxes of biscuits. The seven men were later picked up by the corvette HMS Pimpernel. At 1310 hours, the submarine was informed of a new position of the convoy and again altered course to intercept.
  23 Feb 1941072558° 25'N, 16° 55'W
(0) Approximately.
At 0725 hours, a shadow was observed at 3,000 metres. Initially, it was taken for a submarine but it proved to be a destroyer and Barbarigo moved away. The submarine was still seeking the convoy reported on 21 February. At 1530 hours, Barbarigo was informed that the convoy was now some 95 miles to the north of her. The next days would be spent to seek it.
  24 Feb 1941111559° 15'N, 25° 15'W
(0) Italian Grid 1880/11
At 1115 hours, a lone steamer was observed. Barbarigo attempted to intercept it and dived to carry out an attack, but her periscope was defective and nothing could be seen or heard. She surfaced later but the vessel had disappeared.
  25 Feb 19412000At 2000 hours, another signal from BETASOM (1830/25) was received and mentioned another convoy reported at 1400 hours, 450 miles away in Italian grid 2715/25 (56°00' N/56°10' N and 11°40' W/11°50' W) steering 270°, 7 knots. Barbarigo was ordered to Grid 5399/11 (57°00' N/57°10' N and 17°00' W/17°10' W).

7.Barbarigo (BO, I.15)5 May 19411330Bordeaux30 May 19411132Bordeaux4230Brief stops at Pauillac and Le Verdon. Patrolled in the Atlantic. Attempted to reach the German battleship Bismarck, but was low on fuel.
  7 May 19411300At 1300 hours, Barbarigo, sailing towards her patrol area, intercepted a signal from(BETASOM 1220/7) to Bianchi, ordering the latter to search for a German aircraft which had ditched in Italian Grid 6005/41 (48°05' N, 15°35' W). Since this was some 120 miles ahead, Barbarigo decided to join the search. She arrived in the area at 0220 hours and searched until 0720 hours without sighting anything and returned to her original course.
  10 May 1941032051° 52'N, 19° 40'WAt 1100 hours on 9th May, Barbarigo was informed of a convoy in 54°45' N, 17°25' W, some 300 miles north of her position, and raced to intercept. At 0255 hours on the 10th, S.T.V. Amendolia, who was the officer of the watch, spotted a little shadow bearing 045°. More appeared and it turned out to be a large convoy proceeding to the south.

At 0316 hours, a red Very lights was observed and it was feared that Barbarigo had been discovered. A destroyer was closing, the submarine fired a torpedo (450mm) from a stern tube and then observed the warship take evasive action. The torpedo missed. It was assumed that the torpedo track had been sighted.

At 0337 hours, Barbarigo made an enemy report and kept trailing the convoy. At 0525 hours, the submarine had lost sight of the convoy and submerged to get a hydrophone bearing. She surfaced again and, at 0551 hours, had regained contact.
  10 May 1941103551° 15'N, 19° 15'E
(0) * Position very approximate.
Barbarigo had reported the convoy at 0545 hours in 51°40' N/51°50' N, 19°10' N/19°20' E steering 180° and was trying to keep contact [so at 1035 hours, Barbarigo must have been about 30-40 miles south of this position]. At 0621+ hours, an aircraft was sighted over the convoy and again at 0814 and 1000 hours but they do not appear to have seen the submarine. However at 1035 hours, two large aircraft were sighted flying low straight toward the submarine which dived to 30 meters. A big shock was felt but there was no explosion (a bomb that did not explode?). Later the noise of two turbines was heard indicating the presence of surface craft.
  11 May 19411100At 1100 hours, BETASOM informed Barbarigo that a large convoy, including an aircraft carrier, two cruisers and destroyers, was in 56°00' N, 17°00' W steering 240°. The submarine altered course to intercept. Two hours later, a new signal from BETASOM amplified it by reporting only one steamer escorted by an aircraft carrier, two cruisers and destroyers and at 1600 hours, the submarine was instructed to resume her course to her patrol position.
  12 May 19411259At 1259 hours, Barbarigo received a signal from Bianchi indicating that a fast convoy was in 57°25' N, 25°05' W, course 080°, 10 knots. She altered course to intercept. A new signal from Bianchi at 1704 hours, put the convoy closer to Barbarigo, but the speed reported (14 knots) made it unlikely it could be caught up.
  13 May 19411900At 1900 hours, when Barbarigo was informed by Morosini of a single ship in 54°45' N, 21°05' W course 275°, 14 knots she altered course to intercept. By 0800 hours on the 14th, nothing was found and the chase was abandoned.
  15 May 1941023954° 15'N, 21° 58'WAt 1100 hours on the 14th, Barbarigo had received an order to form a patrol line with three other submarines. It was as follows:

1. Bianchi Grid 7626/22 (54°15' N, 18°15' W).
2. Barbarigo Grid 5828/66 (53°55' N, 17°55' W).
3. Morosini Grid 5828/33 (53°25' N, 17°25' W).
4. Otaria Grid 5887/61 (53°05' N, 16°05' W).

On her way, at 2226 hours on the 15th, Barbarigo had sighted the dense smoke of a tanker or freighter on fire. At 2244 hours, the smoke was gone but a single vessel was now sighted zigzagging steering between 210° and 270°. After, midnight the course now appeared to be between 260° and 300°.

At 0239 hours, the submarine fired a pair of torpedoes (533mm) from the bow tubes at a distance of 1,800 metres. the first torpedo briefly appeared as a surface runner then disappeared completely from sight. The second torpedo had a normal run but missed.

The target was the British Manchester Port (5,569 GRT, built 1935), routed independently.

Barbarigo was now trying to renew the attack on Manchester Port, by moving ahead to gain a more favourable position.

At 0418 hours a torpedo (450mm) was fired from a bow tube at a range of 1,000 metres, but it missed again. C.C. Ghiglieri had intended to fire a pair of torpedoes but, immediately upon firing the first torpedo, he observed that the target had made a sudden alteration of course. He ordered to withhold the firing of the second torpedo.

The sudden alteration of course of Manchester Port had also led Barbarigo to turn.

At 0420 hours, a pair of torpedoes (533mm) were fired from the stern tubes at a distance of 500 metres. The first torpedo missed under near the bridge area, but the second hit the stern near the mast aft. The vessel appeared to stop her engines and drift slowly to starboard. A large parch of oil was observed. Manchester Port suddenly started her engines and as she moved away she appeared to be dropping a depth charge in her wake. She escaped at high speed. There was no confirmation of her damage.
  16 May 19410827
0821 (e)
53° 12'N, 23° 13'W
(e) 52° 55'N, 19° 46'W
At 2208 hours on the 15th, following the discovery by Michele Bianchi of a convoy, Italian submarines had received an order (BETASOM 2155/15) to form a new patrol line which was to be as follow:

1. Bianchi Grid 1820/51 (50°05' N, 21°45' W).
2. Barbarigo Grid 1894/61 (50°05' N, 20°55' W).
3. Morosini Grid 1826/61 (50°05' N, 18°55' W).
4. Otaria Grid 1835/61 (50°05' N, 19°55' W).
5. Malaspina Grid 1826/31 (50°05' N, 18°25' W).

The chase of Manchester Port had delayed Barbarigo. As she was trying to rejoin the new position assigned, at 0800 hours on the 16th, an aircraft was sighted in the distance. At first, it was not certain if the submarine had been detected, but the aircraft finally turned toward her. At 0817 hours, Barbarigo dived, but the hatch could not be completely shut, despite the efforts by two crew members and at a depth of 20 metres, water was pouring in. Two minutes, later the submarine was forced to surface.

On the bridge, with C.C. Ghiglieri, were his executive officer T.V. Pasquale Gigli (destined to command successively Argo, Squalo and Jalea), the gunnery officer S.T.V. Angelo Amendolia (also destined to command submarines) manning the port twin machine guns, gunner Lino Carbonetti at the starboard twin machine guns and helmsman Michele Lubrano. AT 0827 hours, the three-engine aircraft swooped down and at 500 metres, all four machine guns opened fire.

The aircraft was Catalina 'B' of 210 Squadron piloted by Flying Officer Coutts and it had been trying to locate a convoy to escort when it had sighted Barbarigo. The submarine dense antiaircraft fire had hit the seaplane, damaging the electrical circuits and this prevented it from releasing the depth charges. However, she strafed the submarine with four burst of machine gun fire. The third and fourth hit the submarine. A fuel tank was perforated by a round, the last burst hit the bridge, Ghiglieri, Amendolia and Carbonetti were slightly wounded by fragments. The submarine crash dived to 60 metres and escaped further damage.
  20 May 1941201653° 15'N, 25° 40'W
(0) Approximately.
At 2016 hours, a steamer was sighted. Barbarigo attempted to close, but lost it in a rain squall.
  22 May 19411435At 1435 hours, a steamer was sighted but Barbarigo could not catch up.
  24 May 19412107At 2107 hours, an enemy cruiser was sighted. Barbarigo dived immediately, but could detect her with her hydrophones. She did not make an enemy report, as she had been struggling in heavy seas for the last three days and had no accurate fix.
  27 May 19411200At 1200 hours, Barbarigo was returning to base through 51°30' N, 22°30' W and 45°30' N, 15°30' W, when she was ordered by BETASOM to attack the enemy warships engaging the battleship Bismarck in Italian Grid 5587 (centered on 47°30' N, 16°30' W). She altered course to the northeast, but the bad weather prevented her from making good progress. At 1330 hours, she was informed that the Bismarck was sunk.
  27 May 1941135646° 45'N, 17° 25'WAt 1356 hours, two British cruisers were seen in the mist, course 210°, 20 knots. The submarine dived, but her hydrophones were defective and were not repaired until 1651 hours, so no further contact was made.
  28 May 19411100At 1100 hours, BETASOM ordered Barbarigo to search for the Bismarck's survivors in Italian Grid 6087/21 (48°05' N, 16°15' W). The submarine did not comply as she was 190 miles away and Ghiglieri believed that many ships were already participating in the search, which was not the case. He was later criticized for not having made the attempt.

Des Geneys (DN)25 Jun 19410655Pola25 Jun 19411805Pola103,07Trials.

Des Geneys (DN)28 Jun 19410955Pola28 Jun 19411606Pola46Trials, escorted by the tug Parenzo.

Des Geneys (DN)1 Jul 19410800Pola1 Jul 19411807Pola35,5Exercises with the submarine Speri, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera and Grado.

Des Geneys (DN)9 Jul 19410800Pola9 Jul 19411634Pola13,05Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)10 Jul 19411732Pola13 Jul 19410255Pola370Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)15 Jul 19410751Pola15 Jul 19411919Pola58Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)17 Jul 19412000Pola18 Jul 19410320Pola68Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)19 Jul 19410600Pola19 Jul 19411742Pola46Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)21 Jul 19410754Pola21 Jul 19411758Pola58Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)22 Jul 19410758Pola22 Jul 19411900Pola61Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)25 Jul 19410753Pola25 Jul 19411959Pola65Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)28 Jul 19410754Pola28 Jul 19411755Pola51Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)30 Jul 19410755Pola30 Jul 19411910Pola70Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)2 Aug 19410550Pola3 Aug 19410250Pola115Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)9 Aug 19410815Pola9 Aug 19411902Pola71Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)12 Aug 19410800Pola13 Aug 19410550Pola104Exercises with the submarines Jalea and Pisani and light cruiser Da Barbiano, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera and the torpedo boat Audace.

Des Geneys (DN)16 Aug 19410726Pola16 Aug 19411250Pola43Exercises with the submarine Pisani, escorted by the auxiliary Salvore and the torpedo boat Audace.

Des Geneys (DN)20 Aug 19410748Pola20 Aug 19411615Pola63Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)28 Aug 19411915Pola29 Aug 19410031Pola52Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)3 Sep 19411057Pola3 Sep 19412015Pola67Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)6 Sep 19411907Pola7 Sep 19410258Pola60Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)8 Sep 19410756Pola8 Sep 19411640Pola51Exercises with the submarines Jalea, Cagni and Speri, escorted by the auxiliaries Salvore, Jadera and Morrhua.

Des Geneys (DN)10 Sep 19410815Pola10 Sep 19411622PolaExercises.

Des Geneys (DN)10 Sep 19411830Pola11 Sep 19410015Pola104Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)12 Sep 19410750Pola12 Sep 19411735Pola68Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)17 Sep 19411000Pola17 Sep 19411750Pola62Sailed with the submarine Bausan, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera, for firing exercises with the torpedo boat Audace.

Des Geneys (DN)19 Sep 19410749Pola19 Sep 19411622Pola54Exercises with the submarine Bausan, escorted by torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliary San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)20 Sep 19410741Pola20 Sep 19411233Pola53Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)22 Sep 19410800Pola22 Sep 19411711Pola60Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)23 Sep 19410800Pola23 Sep 19411645Pola61Exercises with the submarines Bausan, Jalea and Mameli, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliaries Salvore and Jadera.

Des Geneys (DN)24 Sep 19410800Pola24 Sep 19411655Pola53Exercises with the submarines Bausan, Toti and Mameli, escorted by the auxiliaries Salvore and San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)29 Sep 19410807Pola29 Sep 19411736Pola70Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)1 Oct 19410800Pola1 Oct 19411510Pola53Exercises with the submarine Toti, escorted by the auxiliaries Morrhua and Audace.

Des Geneys (DN)4 Oct 19410600Pola4 Oct 19412010Pola165Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)6 Oct 19410800Pola6 Oct 19411755Pola67Exercises with the submarine Bausan, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxilaryMorrhua.

Des Geneys (DN)7 Oct 19411000Pola8 Oct 19410009Pola87Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)16 Oct 19410800Pola16 Oct 19411655Pola67Exercises with the submarine Bausan, escorted by the auxiliary Salvatore.

Des Geneys (DN)18 Oct 19410800Pola18 Oct 19411637Pola64,5Exercises with the submarine Mameli, escorted by the auxiliary Salvatore.

Des Geneys (DN)20 Oct 19410800Pola20 Oct 19411637Pola59Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)22 Oct 19410800Pola22 Oct 19411610Pola61Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Grado.

Des Geneys (DN)27 Oct 19410800Pola27 Oct 19411638Pola54,5Exercises with the submarine Speri, escorted by the auxiliary Morrhua.

Des Geneys (DN)29 Oct 19410800Pola29 Oct 19411615Pola63Exercises with the submarine Speri, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace.

Des Geneys (DN)1 Nov 19410800Pola1 Nov 19411612Pola51Exercises with the submarines Rismondi and Jalea, escorted by the auxiliary Morrhua.

Des Geneys (DN)4 Nov 19410800Pola4 Nov 19411617Pola54,5Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio and the torpedo boat Audace.

Des Geneys (DN)6 Nov 19410800Pola6 Nov 19411647Pola53Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Sangro.

Des Geneys (DN)7 Nov 19410800Pola7 Nov 19411642Pola63Exercises with the submarine Jalea, escorted by the auxiliary Grado.

Des Geneys (DN)10 Nov 19410800Pola10 Nov 19411744Pola56Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliary Jadera.

Des Geneys (DN)12 Nov 19410800Pola12 Nov 19411649Pola53Exercises with the submarine Pisani, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera and San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)18 Nov 19410800Pola18 Nov 19411615Pola53Exercises with the submarines Toti and Jalea, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera and San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)22 Nov 19410800Pola22 Nov 19411645Pola54Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)25 Nov 19410800Pola25 Nov 19411645Pola72Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)5 Dec 19410810Pola5 Dec 19411630Pola70,5Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera and San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)6 Dec 19410800Pola6 Dec 19411655Pola71,5Exercises with the submarines Bajamonti, Memeli, Speri and Toti, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliaries Jadera, Trau and San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)9 Dec 19410815Pola9 Dec 19411715Pola83Exercises with the submarines Mameli and Bajamonti, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliaries Jadera and San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)11 Dec 19411530Pola11 Dec 19412255Pola70Exercises.

8.Des Geneys (DN)12 Dec 19411422Pola13 Dec 19411145Pola129Hydrophone watch with Mameli, between 45°15'N and 45°24'N and 12°57'E and 13°17'E, to cover an important convoy. Uneventful. Heard only H.E, turned back due to engine defects and replaced by Jalea.

Des Geneys (DN)20 Dec 19410832Pola20 Dec 19411618Pola66,5Exercises.

Des Geneys (DN)22 Dec 19410843Pola22 Dec 19411700Pola69Exercises with the submarine Tito Speri, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera.

Des Geneys (DN)24 Dec 19410806Pola24 Dec 19411605Pola68,5Exercises with the submarine Jalea, escorted by the auxiliary Trau.

Des Geneys (DN)29 Dec 19411607Pola30 Dec 19410158Pola94Night torpedo firing exercises, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.

Des Geneys (DN)31 Dec 19410836Pola31 Dec 19411345Pola59Gunfire exercises with the submarine Jalea, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera.

Des Geneys (DN)4 Jan 19420836Pola4 Jan 19421520Pola59,8Trials with the submarines Jalea, Toti and Medusa, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera and San Giorgio and the torpedo boat Audace.

Des Geneys (DN)5 Jan 19420835Pola5 Jan 19421705Pola65,8Trials with the submarines Jalea, Speri, Medusa and Ondina escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliaries Jadera, San Giorgio and Trau.

Des Geneys (DN)16 Jan 19421610Pola16 Jan 19422150Pola65Trials with the submarine Ondina, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio. Damaged in a collision with the torpedo boat Pilo.
  16 Jan 19422132
(0) Off Island of San Andrea (near Pola).
During exercises, the submarine collided with torpedo-boat Pilo who was in company with the torpedo-boat Audace. Both vessels were damaged.

Des Geneys (DN)28 Jan 19421557Pola28 Jan 19421610Pola1Entered dock.

Des Geneys (DN)10 Feb 19421302Pola10 Feb 19421900Pola22Exercises.

105 entries. 80 total patrol entries (8 marked as war patrols) and 32 events.

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