Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Giuseppe Granero

Born  17 May 1908?


  T.V.Tenente di Vascello


Career information

SERPENTE (T.V. First Officer): from 08.10.1937 to ?
SERPENTE (T.V. C.O.): from 02.02.1941 to 20.05.41.

Commands listed for Giuseppe Granero

Submarine Type Rank From To
Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.2 Feb 194120 May 2041

War patrols listed for Giuseppe Granero

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)14 Feb 19411330Augusta14 Feb 19411650Augusta24,6Trials.

1.Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)26 Feb 19411910Augusta12 Mar 19410900Augusta1122Patrolled between 33°20'N and the coast of Cyrenaica, and between 21°40'E and 22°40'E. Uneventful, except for H.E.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)29 Mar 19410925Augusta29 Mar 19411130Augusta13,4Exercises.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)1 Apr 19410735Augusta1 Apr 19411105Augusta25,9Exercises, escorted by MS 516.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)3 Apr 19410730Augusta3 Apr 19410900Augusta10,3Exercises.

2.Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)9 Apr 19411935Augusta25 Apr 19410900Augusta1355Patrolled 50 miles southwest of Cape Krio, between 34°40'N and 35°20'N, and between 23°00'E and 24°00'E.
  16 Apr 19412200
(0) South of Crete.
At 2200 hours, Serpente was informed of an enemy convoy proceeding to the southwest of Crete. The submarine altered course to intercept it near Cape Kutri. However, her search was believed to have failed because she cruised too far from the coast and her defective hydrophones did not help remedy the situation.
  18 Apr 19412200
(0) South of Crete.
At 2200 hours, Serpente was informed of a convoy proceeding south of Crete steering 300° to pass the southwest of the island. The submarine altered course to intercept it, but her hydrophones were not reliable and, although H.E. were heard, nothing was sighted.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)28 Apr 19410835Augusta29 Apr 19411430Naples290Passage Augusta-Naples.

8 entries. 7 total patrol entries (2 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.

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