Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||23 Oct 1907||Aieta (Cosenza)|
|Died||29 Mar 1941||(33)||Killed in action on heavy cruiser ZARA|
Career informationX.2 (C.C. C.O.): from 29.04.1940 to May 1940.
GOFFREDO MAMELI (C.C. C.O.): from 22.05.1940 to 10.11.1940.
On 29.03.1941, killed on the heavy cruiser ZARA at the battle of Matapan.
Commands listed for Nicola Maiorana
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||Ocean going||C.C.||22 May 1940||10 Nov 1940|
Ships hit by Nicola Maiorana
|Date||Submarine||Ship hit||Type||GRT||Nat.||Loss type|
|1.||2 Aug 1940||Goffredo Mameli||Roula||Cargo ship||1,041||Sunk|
War patrols listed for Nicola Maiorana
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||1 Jun 1940||0710||Augusta||1 Jun 1940||1517||Messina||65||Passage Augusta-Messina.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||10 Jun 1940||Messina||10 Jun 1940||Messina||At Messina.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||6 Jul 1940||0550||Messina||6 Jul 1940||1545||Messina||47||Exercises.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||12 Jul 1940||0545||Messina||12 Jul 1940||1325||Messina||62||Exercises.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||14 Jul 1940||1100||Messina||15 Jul 1940||1140||Taranto||247||Passage Messina-Taranto.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||21 Jul 1940||0925||Taranto||21 Jul 1940||1515||Taranto||30||Exercises.|
|1.||Goffredo Mameli (GM)||22 Jul 1940||1830||Taranto||9 Aug 1940||1408||Taranto||1988,5||Patrolled south of Crete, between 33°20'N and 34°00'N, and between 26°00'E and 27°00'E.|
|24 Jul 1940||0210||37° 40'N, 17° 50'E|
(0) 90 miles SSE of Crotone.
|A 10,000-ton transport was sighted steering 200°. Goffredo Mameli opened fire but after fourteen rounds the gun jammed. The machine guns followed up, but the target escaped in the darkness. It has not been identified but was probably an Italian vessel.|
|2 Aug 1940||0050|
|33° 50'N, 26° 35'E|
(e) 34° 06'N, 'E
|The submarine was charging her batteries when, at 2320 hours on 1 August, a dark shape was sighted. Switching to her diesels she quickly increased speed to close in the heavy swell. The target appeared to be steering 120-130° and making for an Egyptian port. At 0050 hours, two bow torpedoes (533mm) were fired from a range of 800 metres but the freighter apparently sighted them and took avoiding action.|
This was the Greek Roula (1041 GRT, built 1899) carrying tobacco, food and matches from Istanbul to Port Said.
At 0102 hours, Goffredo Mameli turned for a stern shot (450mm, A.115 type) from 900 metres, but once again the Greek ship managed to evade it.
At 0112 hours, the submarine opened fire with her deck gun from a distance of 1,000 metres. After the third round the crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats.
At 0153 hours, Goffredo Mameli tried to finish off the Greek ship with a bow torpedo (450mm, type W 115) fired from 600 metres, but again it missed.
At 0202 hours, A fifth torpedo fired from a bow tube (533mm) at a distance of 600 metres, missed again. It was a frustrating time!
Finally, the Greek ship was sent to the bottom with the main deck gun, which had fired a total of forty-one rounds. Ten survivors, including the captain, reached Dhaba on 4th August. Eight men were missing.
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||14 Aug 1940||0938||Taranto||15 Aug 1940||0630||Messina||245||Passage Taranto-Messina.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||13 Sep 1940||0615||Messina||13 Sep 1940||1530||Messina||60||Exercises.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||19 Sep 1940||0610||Messina||19 Sep 1940||1500||Messina||50||Exercises.|
|2.||Goffredo Mameli (GM)||19 Sep 1940||2353||Messina||8 Oct 1940||1530||Messina||1995||Patrolled north of Benghazi, between 32°40'N and 33°20'N, and between 19°30'E and 20°30'E, on a patrol line with Tembien. On 3rd October was ordered to patrol west of Benghazi to hunt for a British submarine reported to be lurking there.|
|1 Oct 1940||1700-1800||32° 51'N, 20° 08'E|
(0) 283° - Tolmeita - 42 miles.
|The submarine was proceeding submerged and reported a violent bombardment, but was undamaged.|
|Goffredo Mameli (GM)||6 Nov 1940||0805||Messina||6 Nov 1940||1540||Messina||61||Exercises.|
13 entries. 12 total patrol entries (2 marked as war patrols) and 3 events.