Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Giandaniele Asquini

Born  6 Mar 1915Udine
Died   1989(73)Fagagna (Udine)


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


16 Jan 1942 Croce di guerra al valore militare
4 Apr 1946 Croce di guerra al valore militare
12 Apr 1946 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare
12 Apr 1946 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare

Career information

SERPENTE (S.T.V. resp.): From 21.05.1941 to 17.06.1941 (refit at Naples).
Promoted to T.V. on ?
TURCHESE (T.V. C.O.): from 15.07.1942 to 30.04.1943.
ROMOLO (T.V. C.O.): from 12.04.1943? to 19.06.1943
FR.113 (T.V. C.O.): from 19.06.1943 to 14.07.1943
FILIPPO CORRIDONI (T.V. C.O.): from 15.07.1943 to 14.09.1945.

Commands listed for Giandaniele Asquini

Submarine Type Rank From To
Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)Coastal / Sea goingS.T.V.21 May 194117 Jun 1941
Turchese (TC)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.15 Jul 194230 Apr 1943
Romolo (RO)TransportT.V.12 Apr 194319 Jun 1943
FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()T.V.18 Jun 194313 Jul 1943
Filippo Corridoni (CR)MinelayingT.V.15 Jul 194314 Sep 1945

Ships hit by Giandaniele Asquini

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Giandaniele Asquini

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)21 May 1941Naples17 Jun 1941NaplesRefit in Naples.

Turchese (TC)6 Aug 19421010Genoa6 Aug 19421630Genoa26Trials.

Turchese (TC)9 Aug 19420909Genoa9 Aug 19421508Genoa47Trials.

Turchese (TC)11 Aug 19420955Genoa11 Aug 19421546La Spezia53Passage Genoa-La Spezia.

Turchese (TC)14 Aug 19420810La Spezia14 Aug 19421315La Spezia?Trials.

Turchese (TC)14 Aug 19421500?La Spezia14 Aug 19421830La Spezia45Trials.

Turchese (TC)17 Aug 19421036La Spezia17 Aug 19421203La Spezia8Trials.

Turchese (TC)28 Aug 19421440La Spezia28 Aug 19421820La Spezia25Trials.

Turchese (TC)29 Aug 19420824La Spezia29 Aug 19421730PortovenereExercises.

Turchese (TC)29 Aug 19422006Portovenere30 Aug 19420030La Spezia81Exercises.

Turchese (TC)1 Sep 19421102La Spezia1 Sep 19422345Fezzano Buoy6Trials.

Turchese (TC)2 Sep 19420700Fezzano Buoy2 Sep 19421550La Spezia36Exercises.

Turchese (TC)3 Sep 19421226La Spezia5 Sep 19420930Trapani416Passage La Spezia-Trapani intially escorted by MAS 509. At 1420 hours on the 3rd, she was informed by Attilio Regolo that an enemy submarine was reported in Grid 7648 but the passage was made without incident.

Turchese (TC)8 Sep 19420745Trapani8 Sep 19421306Trapani24Exercises.

Turchese (TC)11 Sep 19420750Trapani11 Sep 19421240Trapani20Exercises.

Turchese (TC)22 Sep 19420832Trapani22 Sep 19421147Trapani18Exercises.

1.Turchese (TC)19 Oct 19421310Trapani1 Nov 19421440Trapani1823Sailed with Corallo and patrolled south of Balearic Islands between 37°40'N and 38°10'N, and between 02°20'E and 02°40'E, on a patrol line with Corallo The submarine was armed with G7e torpedoes.
  21 Oct 1942111937° 13'N, 4° 46'EAt 1119 hours, an aircraft was sighted at a distance of 7,000 metres and the submarine dived.
  24 Oct 1942075038° 06'N, 2° 29'EAt 0750 hours, an aircraft was sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres and the submarine dived.
  25 Oct 1942134437° 47'N, 2° 29'EAt 1344 hours, an aircraft was sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres and the submarine dived.
  28 Oct 19422141At 2141 hours, information was received that a naval force had sailed from Gibraltar that morning. Turchese moved to the southern limit of her patrol position and listened on her hydrophones, without result.

At 1100 hours on 29th October, MARICOSOM ordered her to a position southwest of Cape Palos, but nothing was sighted.
  30 Oct 1942125238° 50'N, 3° 16'EAt 1252 hours, a steamer was observed at a distance of 13,000 metres on a southerly course. It was believed to be French.
  30 Oct 1942180038° 50'N, 4° 02'EAt 1800 hours, a steamer was observed at a distance of 11,000 metres on a southerly course. It was believed to be French.

2.Turchese (TC)7 Nov 19420100Trapani13 Nov 19422110Trapani741Patrolled off Bizerta in 37°12'N, 08°00'E. Returned via Point T.3. Also reported as 37°30'N, 10°00'E and shortly after in 37°20'N, 07°50'E.
  8 Nov 19421758
(0) North of Bizerta.
At 1758 hours, a submarine believed to be Bronzo was sighted. Both submarines turned away.
  9 Nov 1942073037° 18'N, 8° 40'EAt 0730 hours, a 2,000-ton French vessel was sighted at a distance of 4,500 metres.
  11 Nov 1942164537° 08'N, 7° 58'EAt 1645 hours, a submarine believed to be Aradam was sighted.
  13 Nov 1942074537° 58'N, 10° 06'EAt 0745 hours, an aircraft was seen at a distance of 4,000 metres and the submarine dived.

Turchese (TC)15 Nov 19421500Trapani16 Nov 19421555Naples220Passage Trapani-Naples.

Turchese (TC)25 Nov 19421505Naples27 Nov 19420830La Maddalena232Passage Naples-La Maddalena.

3.Turchese (TC)2 Dec 19420354La Maddalena3 Dec 19422210La Maddalena262Patrolled off Ajaccio between 41°40'N and 41°55'N, and between 08°20'E and the coast.
  3 Dec 19420702
(0) Off Cape Senetosa.
At 0702 hours, two steamers, escorted by a torpedo-boat, were sighted on northerly course. No action taken when the torpedo-boat was recognised as Italian of the "Three-funnel" type.

Turchese (TC)6 Dec 19421815La Maddalena7 Dec 19421440Cagliari191Passage La Maddalena-Cagliari with submarines Diaspro and Corallo.

4.Turchese (TC)9 Dec 19421800Cagliari10 Dec 19421208Cagliari86Sailed for patrol off Algerian coast between 37°40'N and 38°00'N, and between 08°20'E and 08°40'E, but returned because of defects.
  9 Dec 19422145
(0) Off Cagliari.
At 2145 hours, the submarine Galatea returning to base was encountered and exchanged recognition signals.

Turchese (TC)22 Dec 19420827Cagliari22 Dec 19421127Cagliari22Exercises.

Turchese (TC)29 Dec 19421250Cagliari31 Dec 19421540Augusta481Passage Cagliari-Augusta. Heard distant bombs.

5.Turchese (TC)4 Jan 19430337Augusta4 Jan 19430843Augusta30Sailed for patrol SW of Malta but ran accidentally in one of the anti-torpedo obstructions and had to return to port.
  4 Jan 19430352 Turchese was sailing out for a patrol when, in low visibility and in the darkness, she accidentally ran in one of the anti-torpedo obstructions and returned to port because of the damage. T.V. Asquini received a reprimand and his Navigation Officer was inflicted the maximum penalty.

Turchese (TC)5 Jan 19431715Augusta6 Jan 19430815Messina74Passage Augusta-Messina.

Turchese (TC)11 Jan 19430634Messina11 Jan 19431341Augusta73Passage Messina-Augusta.

6.Turchese (TC)17 Jan 19432155Augusta22 Jan 19430711Augusta704Sailed for patrol between 34°00'N and Libyan coast, and between 21°00'E and 21°30'E. Recalled at 1700 hours on the 20th, before reaching her patrol position.

7.Turchese (TC)7 Feb 19431620Augusta21 Feb 19430950Augusta1395Patrolled off Cape Misurata, between 32°40'N and 33°30'N, 15°20'E and 15°40'E then on 14 February moved to 32°00'N and 32°10'N, and between 15°50'E and 16°40'E (or between 32°20'N and 32°30'N, and between 15°00'E and 18°00'E?).
  16 Feb 19430356At 0356 hours, a signal from Axum was received reporting a convoy. Turchese altered course to 120° to intercept. Nothing was heard or sighted.

Turchese (TC)26 Feb 19431600Augusta28 Feb 19432400Taranto297Passage Augusta-Taranto for refit. Uneventful.

Romolo (RO)12 Apr 19431130Taranto12 Apr 19431650TarantoTrials.

Romolo (RO)13 Apr 19430815Taranto13 Apr 19431530TarantoTrials.

Romolo (RO)15 Apr 19430925Taranto15 Apr 19431727TarantoTrials.

Turchese (TC)20 Apr 19431300Taranto20 Apr 19431830Taranto8Exercises.

Turchese (TC)22 Apr 19430600Taranto22 Apr 19431715Taranto38,5Exercises.

Turchese (TC)24 Apr 19431420Taranto24 Apr 19431830Taranto2Tests.

Turchese (TC)26 Apr 19430630Taranto26 Apr 19431410Taranto27Tests.

Turchese (TC)27 Apr 19430735Taranto27 Apr 19431340Taranto24,5Tests.

Turchese (TC)28 Apr 19431146Taranto28 Apr 19431733Taranto20Exercises with the tug Gagliardo, escorted by the auxiliary Claretta.

Turchese (TC)29 Apr 19430540Taranto29 Apr 19431040Taranto21Exercises.

Romolo (RO)30 Apr 19430636Taranto30 Apr 19431147TarantoExercises.

Romolo (RO)8 May 19430939Taranto8 May 19431307TarantoExercises.

Romolo (RO)13 May 19430812Taranto13 May 19431818TarantoTrials.

Romolo (RO)31 May 19430905Taranto31 May 19432015TarantoTrials.

Romolo (RO)1 Jun 19430745Taranto1 Jun 1943115TarantoTrials.

Romolo (RO)2 Jun 19430740Taranto2 Jun 19431152TarantoTrials.

Romolo (RO)10 Jun 19430720Taranto10 Jun 19431337TarantoExercises.

Romolo (RO)15 Jun 19430745Taranto15 Jun 19431617TarantoTrials.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()19 Jun 19431515Naples19 Jun 19431715Naples10,8Trials.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()22 Jun 19431320Naples22 Jun 19431740Naples26,5Trials.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()26 Jun 19430850Naples26 Jun 19431620Naples39Exercises.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()30 Jun 19430900Naples30 Jun 19431420Naples31Exercises.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()2 Jul 19430725Naples2 Jul 19431140Naples10Exercises.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()6 Jul 19430740Naples6 Jul 19431130Naples21Exercises.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()8 Jul 19430750Naples8 Jul 19431150Naples30Exercises.

FR 113 (ex-Requin) ()10 Jul 19430850Naples10 Jul 19431335Naples31Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)14 Jul 19430900Naples14 Jul 19431300Naples25,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)16 Jul 19430830Naples16 Jul 19431615Naples30,8Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)17 Jul 19431845Naples17 Jul 19432030Pozzuoli12Passage Naples-Pozzuoli.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)22 Jul 19430915Pozzuoli22 Jul 19431120Pozzuoli13,2Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)23 Jul 19430445Pozzuoli23 Jul 19431400Pozzuoli20,3Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)24 Jul 19430345Pozzuoli25 Jul 19430845La Maddalena223,8Passage Pozzuoli-La Maddalena.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)28 Jul 19430957La Maddalena28 Jul 19431055Cala Villamarina4,2Passage La Maddalena-Cala Villamarina.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)31 Jul 19430957Cala Villamarina31 Jul 19431055Porto Palma3Passage Cala Villamarina-Porto Palma.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)1 Aug 19430800Porto Palma1 Aug 19431245Porto Palma25Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)5 Aug 19431105Porto Palma5 Aug 19431150Mezzo Schifo5Passage Porto Palma-Mezzo Schifo.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)6 Aug 19431820Mezzo Schifo6 Aug 19431908Porto Palma5Passage Mezzo Schifo-Porto Palma.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)7 Aug 19430830Porto Palma7 Aug 19430930Mezzo Schifo6Passage Porto Palma-Mezzo Schifo.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)8 Aug 19430825Mezzo Schifo8 Aug 19430912Porto Palma5Passage Mezzo Schifo-Porto Palma.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)13 Aug 19430850Porto Palma13 Aug 19431135Porto Palma17Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)20 Aug 19430900Porto Palma20 Aug 19431135Porto Palma13Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)29 Aug 19430815Porto Palma29 Aug 19430900La Maddalena4Passage Porto Palma-La Maddalena.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)7 Sep 19430815La Maddalena7 Sep 19430900Porto Palma4Passage La Maddalena-Porto Palma.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)9 Sep 19431335Porto Palma (La Maddalena)10 Sep 19431140Portoferraio204Passage La Maddalena-Portoferraio and eventually to Palermo. Boarded by Dutch submarine HrMs Dolfijn on 10th September and directed to Portoferraio (Elba) as she was short of lubricating oil.
  10 Sep 1943
0105 (e)
At 0105 hours, the Dutch submarine HrMs Dolfijn (Lieutenant Commander H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede) sighted Corridoni and was informed that the Italian submarine was short of lubricating oil. Corridoni was allowed to go to Elba.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)11 Sep 19430940Portoferraio13 Sep 19430715Palermo251,5Passage Portoferraio-Palermo.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)19 Sep 19430947Palermo20 Sep 19431854Fort Madd (Malta)280Passage Palermo-Malta.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)22 Sep 19431432Fort Madd (Malta)22 Sep 19431554St. Paul (Malta)8Passage Fort Madd-St. Paul (Malta).

Filippo Corridoni (CR)3 Oct 19431230St. Paul (Malta)3 Oct 19431500Marsa Muscetto (Malta)13Passage St. Paul (Malta)-Marsa Muscetto (Malta).

Filippo Corridoni (CR)16 Oct 19430845Malta21 Oct 19431010Haifa1084Passage Malta-Haifa with the submarines Menotti, Zoea and Atropo.

8.Filippo Corridoni (CR)26 Oct 19430030Haifa30 Oct 19430100LerosStoring trip Haifa-Leros.
  28 Oct 19432325
(0) Kaso Strait.
At 2325 hours, a small escort vessel was sighted steering 140°, 10 knots. Corridoni crash-dived.

9.Filippo Corridoni (CR)30 Oct 19430630Leros2 Nov 19432220Haifa1229,5Return trip from supply mission to Leros , with five RAF passengers (mileage is for round trip).
  1 Nov 19430718At 0718 hours, three British destroyers were sighted and recognition signals were exchanged.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)30 Nov 19431530Haifa2 Dec 19431530Alexandria.357Passage Haifa-Alexandria with the submarine Bragadino and the depot ship Mocenigo, escorted by the destroyers Da Recco and Grecale.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)6 Dec 19430900Alexandria8 Dec 19431140TobrukPassage Alexandria-Taranto with the submarine Bragadino in tow of the depot ship Mocenigo, escorted by the destroyers Da Recco and Grecale. When the tow parted they were diverted to Tobruk.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)9 Dec 19431102?Tobruk14 Dec 19431140Taranto1161,5Passage Tobruk-Taranto and refit (mileage is from Alexandria on 6th December).

Filippo Corridoni (CR)9 Feb 19440806Taranto9 Feb 19441402Taranto27Trials.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)13 Feb 1944Taranto13 Feb 1944Taranto27The submarine was damaged while undocking and required docking again.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)17 Feb 19440732Taranto17 Feb 19441240Taranto34Trials.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)19 Mar 19440830Taranto19 Mar 19441515Taranto23Trials.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)29 Mar 19441445Taranto31 Mar 19441100Augusta.255Passage Taranto-Augusta with the submarine Giada and convoy H.A.33.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)1 Apr 19440546Augusta.6 Apr 19441845Suez1137Passage Augusta-Suez with convoy K.M.S.45 and the submarine Giada.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)8 Apr 19441620Suez13 Apr 19441808Massawa984,5Passage Suez-Massawa.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)24 Apr 19440910Massawa24 Apr 19441410Aden444,5Passage Massawa-Aden.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)7 May 19441223Aden7 May 19441857Aden35Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)8 May 19440800Aden9 May 19440855Aden151Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)11 May 19440807Aden11 May 19441752Aden51Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)13 May 19440808Aden13 May 19441845Aden51Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)15 May 19440805Aden15 May 19441806Aden43,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)19 May 19440900Aden20 May 19441643Aden219Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)25 May 19440802Aden25 May 19441831Aden42Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)14 Jun 19440858Aden14 Jun 19441552Aden48Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)16 Jun 19440810Aden16 Jun 19441830Aden55Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)18 Jun 19440928Aden18 Jun 19441607Aden46Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)19 Jun 19440859Aden19 Jun 19441838Aden51Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)21 Jun 19440712Aden22 Jun 19441746Aden229,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)26 Jun 19440804Aden26 Jun 19441550Aden46Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)1 Jul 19440756Aden1 Jul 19441748Aden48,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)6 Jul 19440806Aden6 Jul 19441815Aden54,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)21 Jul 19440802Aden21 Jul 19441905Aden44Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)24 Jul 19440736Aden24 Jul 19441835Aden45Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)26 Jul 19440752Aden26 Jul 19441605Aden43Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)31 Jul 19440710Aden31 Jul 19441740Aden42,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)25 Sep 19440808Aden25 Sep 19441728Aden37Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)2 Oct 19440833Aden2 Oct 19441804Aden30Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)9 Oct 19440800Aden9 Oct 19441805Aden36Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)13 Oct 19440808Aden13 Oct 19441143Aden21Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)17 Oct 19440830Aden17 Oct 19441754Aden37,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)18 Oct 19440755Aden18 Oct 19441645Aden37Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)19 Oct 19440750Aden19 Oct 19441510Aden35Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)22 Oct 19440908Aden22 Oct 19441749Aden34,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)23 Oct 19440801Aden23 Oct 19441715Aden36,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)25 Oct 19440757Aden25 Oct 19441820Aden35Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)28 Oct 19440756Aden28 Oct 19442245Aden80Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)15 Nov 19440924Aden17 Nov 19441720Massawa429,5Passage Aden-Massawa, escorted until 0535 hours on the 17th by HMS Biglieri (former Italian gunboat Giuseppe Biglieri, scuttled at Massawa in 1941 and then raised).

Filippo Corridoni (CR)8 Jan 19450900Massawa8 Jan 19451255Massawa24Trials.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)14 Jan 19450805Massawa16 Jan 19451746Aden427Passage Massawa-Aden.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)25 Jan 19451522Aden26 Jan 19451142Aden148Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)27 Jan 19451508Aden28 Jan 19450900Aden122Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)30 Jan 19450816Aden30 Jan 19451813Aden37Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)1 Feb 19450753Aden1 Feb 19451920Aden58Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)5 Feb 19450808Aden5 Feb 19451704Aden35Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)7 Feb 19450803Aden7 Feb 19451708Aden50,8Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)9 Feb 19450759Aden9 Feb 19451605Aden56,3Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)10 Feb 19450809Aden10 Feb 19451715Aden35,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)15 Feb 19450808Aden15 Feb 19451740Aden35Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)16 Feb 19451502Aden17 Feb 19451701Aden167Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)20 Feb 19450820Aden21 Feb 19450002Aden88,5Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)22 Feb 19451500Aden23 Feb 19450818Aden118Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)2 Mar 19451523Aden3 Mar 19450823Aden131Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)5 Mar 19450227Aden6 Mar 19450739Aden152,3Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)19 Mar 19450815Aden20 Mar 19450847Aden125,1Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)22 Mar 19451027Aden22 Mar 19451800Aden39,3Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)9 Apr 19451501Aden10 Apr 19450818Aden112,7Exercises.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)7 May 19451745Aden14 May 19451810Suez1330,2Passage Aden-Suez.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)15 May 19450625Suez15 May 19451805Port Said86Passage Suez-Port Said.

Filippo Corridoni (CR)16 May 19451515Port Said22 May 19450915Taranto1002Passage Port Said-Taranto. No more sorties until the end of the war.

154 entries. 146 total patrol entries (9 marked as war patrols) and 17 events.

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