Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders


Giovanni Manunta

Born  22 Jan 1914Manunta
Died   1990(75)Rome

Ranks

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

Decorations

Career information

DOMENICO MILLELIRE (S.T.V. officer): from 10.02.1940 to ?
GOFFREDO MAMELI (S.T.V. then T.V. First Officer): from 14.09.1940 to November 1940+.
Promoted to T.V. in November 1940?
FRATELLI BANDIERA (T.V. resp.): from 25.02.1941 to 25.03.1941 (refit at Naples).
ALPINO BAGNOLINI (T.V. resp.): from 01.09.1941 to 31.10.1941 (refit at Bordeaux).
WOLFRAMIO (T.V. C.O.): from 20.05.1942 to 07.07.1943.
CIRO MENOTTI (T.V. C.O.): from 08.07.1943 to 04.10.1943.
VORTICE (T.V. C.O.): from 09.12.1943 to end of war.

Commands listed for Giovanni Manunta


Submarine Type Rank From
Fratelli Bandiera (BA)Ocean goingS.T.V.25 Feb 194125 Mar 1941
Alpino Attilio Bagnolini (BI, I.12, UIT.22)Ocean goingS.T.V.1 Sep 194131 Oct 1941
Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.20 May 19427 Jul 1943
Otaria (OA, I.25)Ocean goingT.V.20 Aug 194221 Aug 1942
Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)Ocean goingT.V.8 Jul 19434 Oct 1943
Vortice (VR)Sea goingT.V.9 Dec 1943Aug 1945

War patrols listed for Giovanni Manunta

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Fratelli Bandiera (BA)25 Feb 1941Naples25 Mar 1941NaplesRefit at Naples. Change in command.

Alpino Attilio Bagnolini (BI, I.12, UIT.22)1 Sep 1941Bordeaux31 Oct 1941BordeauxRefit and change in command.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)11 Jun 19420700Taranto11 Jun 19421913Taranto34Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)14 Jun 19420620Taranto14 Jun 19421420Taranto34Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)16 Jun 19421200Taranto16 Jun 19421955Taranto40Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)19 Jun 19420900Taranto19 Jun 19421600Taranto35Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)20 Jun 19420830Taranto20 Jun 19421600Taranto35Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)24 Jun 19421358Taranto26 Jun 19422241Naples521Passage Taranto-Naples on the surface at 12 knots. Escorted through the Strait of Messina by torpedo boat Dezza.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)28 Jun 19420808Naples28 Jun 19421545Naples34Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)29 Jun 19420805Naples29 Jun 19421700Naples31Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)30 Jun 19420810Naples30 Jun 19421622Naples35Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)2 Jul 19420821Naples2 Jul 19421600Naples28Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)3 Jul 19420802Naples3 Jul 19421600Naples32,1Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)4 Jul 19420807Naples4 Jul 19421501Naples28Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)6 Jul 19420800Naples6 Jul 19421536Naples28Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)7 Jul 19420801Naples7 Jul 19421744Naples39Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)8 Jul 19420820Naples8 Jul 19421427Naples22,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)10 Jul 19420815Naples10 Jul 19421548Naples32,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)11 Jul 19421400Naples11 Jul 19421902Naples29,1Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)12 Jul 19420812Naples12 Jul 19421409Naples28,7Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)14 Jul 19420820Naples14 Jul 19421446Naples31,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)15 Jul 19420803Naples15 Jul 19421606Naples34Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)16 Jul 19420906Naples16 Jul 19421525Naples30Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)18 Jul 19420827Naples18 Jul 19421551Naples30Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)19 Jul 19421305Naples19 Jul 19422327Naples36,2Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)20 Jul 19420810Naples20 Jul 19421629Naples33,3Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)22 Jul 19420819Naples22 Jul 19421512Naples36,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)23 Jul 19420839Naples23 Jul 19421524Naples34Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)24 Jul 19420812Naples24 Jul 19421555Naples26,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)27 Jul 19420910Naples27 Jul 19421154Naples15,7Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)31 Jul 19420726Naples31 Jul 19420800Naples6Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)1 Aug 19420800Naples1 Aug 19421904Naples63,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)3 Aug 19420959Naples4 Aug 19420934Cagliari280Passage Naples-Cagliari.

1.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)5 Aug 19421759Cagliari19 Aug 19420035Cagliari1390Patrolled north-west of Cape Caxine, between 37°40'N and 38°00'N, and between 02°20'E and 02°40'E, to intercept PEDESTAL convoy. Heard only H.E. and distant explosions.
  12 Aug 19420230At 0230 hours, Wolframio received information of a damaged aircraft carrier 60 miles from her position and proceeding toward her. She dived to listen with her hydrophones.

At 2000 hours, the submarine received an order to change her patrol area and took a 230° course. The next day, another signal was received ordering her to a new position and she altered course to 240°. On 14th August, the submarine heard H.E. but sighted nothing.
  17 Aug 19421054At 1054 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.
  18 Aug 19420852At 0852 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.

Otaria (OA, I.25)20 Aug 19421957Cagliari21 Aug 19422052Naples273,5Passage Cagliari-Naples.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)2 Sep 19421400Cagliari2 Sep 19421802Cagliari31,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)4 Sep 19420814Cagliari4 Sep 19421215Cagliari33,6Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)10 Sep 19420801Cagliari10 Sep 19421232Cagliari34,2Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)13 Sep 19422158Cagliari15 Sep 19420807Augusta367Passage Cagliari-Augusta.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)30 Sep 19420822Cagliari30 Sep 19421157Cagliari24Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)5 Oct 19420833Augusta5 Oct 19421215Augusta17Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)14 Oct 19420825Augusta14 Oct 19421235Augusta17,8Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)22 Oct 19420835Augusta22 Oct 19421253Augusta18,5Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)2 Nov 19420839Augusta2 Nov 19420952Augusta2,2Exercises.

2.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)4 Nov 19421807Augusta10 Nov 19421505Augusta2433,4Sailed for transport mission to Tobruk (22.5 tons of ammunition), but recalled on 8th November.
  5 Nov 19421118At 1118 hours, a submarine was sighted surfacing. This was Giada and recognition signals were exchanged.
  6 Nov 19421425At 1425 hours, fourteen aircraft were sighted on a southerly course and the submarine dived.
  7 Nov 19421525At 1525 hours, twenty aircraft were seen on a 190° course and the submarine dived.
  7 Nov 19421615At 1615 hours, a hospital ship was sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres.
  10 Nov 19421230
1221 (e)
37° 06'N, 15° 50'EAt 1230 hours, a torpedo track was sighted and missed Wolframio by 50 metres on the starboard side. The Italian submarine fired three rounds in the presumed direction of the enemy submarine for intimidation purposes.

The attack was made by the British submarine HMS Una (Lieutenant C.P. Norman). The Italian submarine had been sighted at 1215 hours, steering 231° at 9 knots. Due to overstrain and fatigue, Norman had forgotten to order the reload of the torpedo tubes after an attack on the light cruiser Emanuele Filiberto Duca D'Aosta earlier in the day. A single torpedo was reloaded under 8 minutes and fired at 1221 hours at a range of 600-800 yards. It was believed to have missed the target by only 10-15 feet.

3.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)11 Nov 19420727Augusta21 Nov 19420925Cagliari2433,4Patrolled off Philippeville, between 37°00'N and 37°20'N, and between 08°20'E and 08°40'E.
  14 Nov 19421010
(0) Off Bone.
At 1010 hours, Wolframio was at periscope depth reconnoitering the bay of Bone when a large aircraft was sighted approaching. The submarine went down to 50 metres.
  14 Nov 19421615
(0) Off Bone.
At 1615 hours, a submarine, believed to be Italian, was observed proceeding on the surface on a southerly course and later submerged. Hydrophone effect was heard but nothing could observed through the periscope but depth charges explosions were heard close. Wolframio was later ordered to go to the Bay of Djidjelli, but could not comply as it was 110 miles away and the submarine had not had an opportunity to fully.charge her batteries Finally, at 1330 hours on the 15th, she was ordered to check the Bay of Bougie but sighted nothing.
  20 Nov 19420645
(0) Near Point C of Cagliari.
At 0645 hours, the submarine Giada was encountered and exchanged recognition signals.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)28 Nov 19420850Cagliari28 Nov 19421250Cagliari35,1Exercises.

4.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)2 Dec 19421848Cagliari16 Dec 19421142Cagliari1696Patrolled off Algerian coast between 37°00'N and 37°20'N, and between 05°40'E and 06°00'E, then moved to between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 08°20'E and 08°40'E.
  5 Dec 19420800At 0800 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived to 30 metres.
  5 Dec 19421330At 1330 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived to 30 metres.
  6 Dec 19420805At 0805 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived to 30 metres.
  7 Dec 19422316The submarine was informed about a German aircraft shot down and at 2316 hours arrived in the presumed area and began searching.

At 0417 hours on the 8th, nothing could be found and Wolframio returned to her patrol area.
  8 Dec 1942065837° 21'N, 8° 24'EAt 0632 hours, a vessel was detected with the hydrophones.

At 0658 hours, Wolframio came to periscope depth and observed an enemy destroyer. The forward tubes were not yet ready to fire, when the destroyer passed some 500 metres from the submarine. At 0730 hours, the target disappeared over the horizon.
  10 Dec 19422320At 2320 hours, an aircraft dropped three flares over the submarine. Wolframio dived.
  11 Dec 1942052737° 31'N, 6° 56'EAt 0527 hours, a destroyer was sighted in poor visibility. It moved away and Woframio submerged at 0551 hours. The destroyer returned at 0658 hours and was joined later by a second vessel. The submarine was depth-charged ineffectively until 0952 hours and escaped by going deep.
  11 Dec 1942201537° 20'N, 6° 34'EAt 2015 hours, a destroyer, five corvettes and a small patrol vessel were sighted at a distance of 3-4,000 metres. Wolframio submerged to attack, but lost contact with her hydrophones.
  13 Dec 1942172537° 51'N, 6° 56'EAt 1725 hours, four destroyers were sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. Wolframio turned away to fire her stern torpedoes, but the distance had closed rapidly and the track angle did not permit a good shot. The submarine was forced to submerge.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)17 Dec 19420934Cagliari18 Dec 19421017Naples280Passage Cagliari-Naples on the surface at 12 knots.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)7 Jan 19431213Naples7 Jan 19431729Naples30Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)9 Jan 19431540Naples10 Jan 19431835Cagliari280Passage Naples-Cagliari.

5.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)11 Jan 19431800Cagliari12 Jan 19430457Cagliari83,5Sailed for patrol off Bougie but returned due to a leak.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)15 Jan 19430819?Cagliari15 Jan 19431126Cagliari27Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)18 Jan 19430810Cagliari18 Jan 19431158Cagliari26,7Exercises.

6.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)20 Jan 19431234Cagliari21 Jan 19430547Cagliari140Sailed for patrol off Bougie but had to turn back due to chlorine fumes.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)24 Jan 19430818Cagliari24 Jan 19431521Cagliari40Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)28 Jan 19430712Cagliari28 Jan 19431131Cagliari22Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)31 Jan 19430110Cagliari31 Jan 19430800Cagliari13Exercises.

7.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)2 Feb 19432000Cagliari10 Feb 19430620Cagliari677,1Sailed for special operation on the Algerian coast, between Cape Carbon and Cape Sigli (landing a commando consisting of one officer and ten other ranks of the Arditi).
  5 Feb 19432111
(0) Near Cape Carbon.
At 2111 hours, an attempt was made to land an Arditi (commando) team of eleven men led by Tenente Mario Betti on the Algerian coast. The attempt was finally abandoned because of the rough seas.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)13 Feb 19430812Cagliari13 Feb 19431240Cagliari25,2Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)14 Feb 19430810Cagliari14 Feb 19431136Cagliari22,6Exercises.

8.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)16 Feb 19431811Cagliari22 Feb 19431037Cagliari699Patrolled off Algerian coast between Bone and Philippeville, between 37°20'N and Algerian coast, and between 05°40'E and 06°00'E.
  18 Feb 1943034537° 08'N, 5° 59'E
(0) Approximate position.
At 0345 hours, a Wellington bomber was seen and the submarine dived.
  18 Feb 1943071537° 08'N, 5° 59'EAt 0715 hours, a convoy, escorted by destroyers and MTBs, was sighted at a distance of 8-9,000 metres. All the merchant ships were towing a balloon with about 100 metres of cable. Wolframio made a submerged approach but gave up because the noises of the MTBs confused the hydrophone operator.
  18 Feb 1943101537° 03'N, 5° 57'EAt 1015 hours, two steamers escorted by two MTBs, were sighted at a distance of 5-6,000 metres on easterly course. Wolframio dived again to 50 meters, but could not regain contact.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)28 Feb 19431223Cagliari1 Mar 19430914La Maddalena224,3Passage Cagliari-La Maddalena. Probably sighted by the Dutch submarine Dolfijn off Serpentara Island.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)3 Mar 19430806La Maddalena3 Mar 19431311La Maddalena34Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)13 Mar 19430632La Maddalena13 Mar 19430800La Maddalena13Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)14 Mar 19430800La Maddalena14 Mar 19431056?La Maddalena18Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)26 Mar 19430943La Maddalena26 Mar 19431654La Maddalena4Exercises.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)28 Mar 19431007La Maddalena29 Mar 19430858La Maddalena10Exercises.

9.Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)30 Mar 19431621La Maddalena11 Apr 19431400La Maddalena790,5Sailed for special operation on Algerian coast between Cape Carbon and Cape Sigli, landing a commando consisting of one officer and ten other ranks of the Arditi. After several attempts on 5-7th April, the operation was aborted due to poor visibility.
  8 Apr 1943000238° 12'N, 4° 44'EAt 0002 hours, a submarine, apparently of the ARGO class, was sighted at a distance of 1,000 metres. It did not answer recognition signals and Wolframio broke off contact.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)12 Apr 19431045La Maddalena13 Apr 19430855Naples232Passage La Maddalena-Pozzuoli with the submarine Mocenigo, escorted by two MAS.
  12 Apr 1943123041° 06'N, 9° 43'EAt 1230 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. It was lost from sight very quickly and Wolframio made an enemy report. A MAS boat was sent to investigate.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)13 Apr 19431020Naples13 Apr 19431200Pozzuoli8,8Passage La Maddalena-Pozzuoli.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)13 Apr 19431705Pozzuoli13 Apr 19431915Castellammare di Stabia20,5Passage Pozzuoli-Castellammare di Stabia.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)19 Apr 19430558Castellammare di Stabia19 Apr 19430812Naples13,2Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Naples.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)19 Apr 19431710Naples19 Apr 19431900Pozzuoli8,8Passage Naples-Pozzuoli.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)3 Jun 19430842Naples3 Jun 19431454Naples43,25Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)6 Jun 19431110Naples6 Jun 19431210Naples8Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)6 Jun 19431420Naples6 Jun 19431629Naples16Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)7 Jun 19430830Naples7 Jun 19431310Naples48Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)8 Jun 19430855Naples8 Jun 19431123Naples12,15Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)9 Jun 19430716Naples9 Jun 19431237Naples26,5Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)10 Jun 19431553Naples10 Jun 19432350Naples59Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)15 Jun 19431605Naples16 Jun 19430105Naples71Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)20 Jun 19430859Naples20 Jun 19431145Naples20Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)27 Jun 19431334Naples27 Jun 19431630Naples19,8Trials.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)28 Jun 19430800Naples28 Jun 19431019Pozzuoli12Passage Naples-Pozzuoli.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)1 Jul 19430213Pozzuoli2 Jul 19430834Portoferraio285Passage Pozzuoli-Portoferraio.

Wolframio (Volframio) (VO)6 Jul 19431437Portoferraio6 Jul 19432221La Spezia101,2Passage Portoferraio-La Spezia, escorted by the torpedo boat Orione.

Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)13 Jul 19431055Brindisi13 Jul 19431710BrindisiExercises.

Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)16 Jul 19431435Brindisi16 Jul 19431810BrindisiExercises.

Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)18 Jul 19431525Brindisi18 Jul 19431820BrindisiExercises.

Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)22 Jul 19431405Brindisi22 Jul 19431900BrindisiExercises.

Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)25 Jul 19430900Brindisi25 Jul 19431145BrindisiExercises.

10.Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)27 Jul 19431900Brindisi11 Aug 19430630Brindisi1416,3Special mission: landing of a unit of the San Marco Battalion near Benghazi. Equipped with RARI (radiolocalizzatori) to intercept enemy radar signals (metric). This was operation BERTA. Note: it was considered to have Menotti carry two spare torpedoes in the forward torpedo room.
  3 Aug 19432102-230431° 44'N, 19° 46'E
(0) 202° - Benghazi - 24 miles.
Two officers and sixteen other ranks (San Marco Battalion) were landed to attack the Berka (or Berce) aerodrome (an officer and another rank remained on board to organize the recovery of the saboteurs). All were captured the next day south of Benghazi, before reaching their target. Relying on his RARI detection apparatus, Manunta assumed, wrongly, that the submarine was detected by radars from Benghazi and did not wait for the party to return.
  4 Aug 1943041532° 26'N, 18° 14'EAn enemy warship illuminated the submarine with a projector. The vessel's radar emissions had been detected earlier by the RARI. Ciro Menotti dived immediately and escaped.
  6 Aug 1943213635° 05'N, 18° 48'ETwo aircraft dropped flares on the submarine who dived immediately.
  10 Aug 1943213639° 20'N, 19° 12'EThe RARI reported radar emissions directed at the submarine and she dived immediately.
  11 Aug 19430341-0445A vessel, initially believed to be a submarine but later recognised as an Italian corvette, was seen at a distance of 1,000 metres. Ciro Menotti made recognition signals but was not answered.

11.Ciro Menotti (ME, N.66)3 Sep 19431800Brindisi11 Sep 19431740Malta774Sailed for patrol in the Strait of Otranto, then at 1900 hours on the 9th in 39°51'N, 19°04'E met HM submarine HMS Unshaken and proceeded to Malta (with Legionario?) to surrender.
  9 Sep 19430800The submarine Jalea came into view and the two commanders discussed the situation. Finally, Ciro Menotti proceeded to Brindisi while Jalea returned to Taranto.
  9 Sep 19431800
1900 (e)

(e) 39° 51'N, 19° 04'E
HM submarine Unshaken fired a warning shot across the bow of Ciro Menotti. The Italian submarine replied with a burst of machine gun fire before recognising the identity of the British submarine, T.V. Manunta later explaining that he had mistaken Unshaken for a German U-boat. The British submarine took one Italian officer and two ratings aboard while a British officer and three other ranks boarded the Italian submarine. Manunta was told to proceed to Malta [the exchange of gunfire is not mentioned in the Italian patrol report).

Vortice (VR)3 Jan 19441240Taranto5 Jan 19441440PantelleriaPassage Taranto-Pantelleria with the submarines Dandolo, Marea, Mameli and Speri, escorted by the destroyer Grecale.

Vortice (VR)8 Jan 19440700Pantelleria9 Jan 19441825AlgiersPassage Pantelleria-Algiers.
  8 Jan 19441240At 1240 hours, a submarine escorted by a MTB was sighted at a distance of 8,000 metres.

Vortice (VR)11 Jan 19440711Algiers13 Jan 19441156GibraltarPassage Algiers-Gibraltar.

Vortice (VR)27 Jan 19440800Gibraltar27 Jan 19440930GibraltarSailed from Gibraltar for Bermuda with the submarines Dandolo, Marea, Mameli and Speri, escorted by the destroyer escort USS Neunzer (DE-150) but ordered back to wait for Tito Speri, delayed by defects.

Vortice (VR)29 Jan 19440800Gibraltar13 Feb 19441545Port Hamilton (Bermuda)5570,96Passage Gibraltar-Bermuda with Dandolo, Marea, Mameli and Speri, escorted by the destroyer escort USS Neunzer (DE-150). During the passage, on 5th and 11th February,she carried out A/S exercises with USS Neunzer. During the 5th February sessions,she very skillfully evaded USS Neunzer by backing up in her bubbles, a technique unknown to the Americans. Escorted in by the tug USS Cherokee (AT-66). From February 1944, operated in Western Hemisphere as training boat with U.S. SUBRON SEVEN [mileage is from 3rd January].

Vortice (VR)13 Mar 19440830Port Royal13 Mar 19441656Port Royal26Passage to St. George for exercises and back. On that day, the minesweeper USS Despite (AM-89) exercised with an Italian submarine which could be either Mameli or Vortice.

Vortice (VR)15 Mar 19440735Port Royal15 Mar 19441739Port Royal66Passage to St. George for exercises and back.

Vortice (VR)16 Mar 19440745Port Royal16 Mar 19441550Port Royal58Passage to St. George for exercises and back.

Vortice (VR)17 Mar 19440647Port Royal17 Mar 19441635St. George80Exercises with the destroyer USS Monssen (DD-798).

Vortice (VR)18 Mar 19440835St. George18 Mar 19441755Port Royal63,05Exercises.

Vortice (VR)21 Mar 19440655Port Royal21 Mar 19441845St. George63,05Exercises.

Vortice (VR)22 Mar 19440835St. George22 Mar 19441805Port Royal81Exercises with the destroyer USS Cushing (DD-797).

Vortice (VR)26 Mar 19440705Port Royal26 Mar 19441830Port Royal72Exercises.

Vortice (VR)27 Mar 19440700Port Royal27 Mar 19441745Port Royal87,26Exercises.

Vortice (VR)28 Mar 19440702Port Royal28 Mar 19441837Port Royal75,4Exercises with the destroyer USS Richard P. Leary (DD-664).

Vortice (VR)29 Mar 19440700Port Royal29 Mar 19441746Port Royal75,1Exercises.

Vortice (VR)30 Mar 19440710Port Royal30 Mar 19441910Port Royal94,3Exercises with the destroyer USS Monssen (DD-798).

Vortice (VR)31 Mar 19440650Port Royal31 Mar 19441846Port Royal102Exercises with the destroyer USS Monssen (DD-798).

Vortice (VR)12 Apr 19440700Port Royal12 Apr 19441500St. George71Exercises.

Vortice (VR)13 Apr 19440715St. George13 Apr 19441707Port Royal55,5Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Jack W. Wilke (DE-800).

Vortice (VR)15 Apr 19440635Port Royal15 Apr 19441830Port Royal65,5Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Jack W. Wilke (DE-800) [who gives the date as 14th April] and USS Weeden (DE-797) (TASK GROUP 23.1).

Vortice (VR)19 Apr 19440700Port Royal19 Apr 19441830St. George57Exercises.

Vortice (VR)20 Apr 19440655St. George20 Apr 19441840Port Royal61Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Hayter (DE-212) and USS Mason (DE-529).

Vortice (VR)24 Apr 19440715Port Royal24 Apr 19441907Port Royal78,2Exercises.

Vortice (VR)25 Apr 19440700Port Royal25 Apr 19441805Port Royal72,5Exercises.

Vortice (VR)26 Apr 19440700Port Royal26 Apr 19441850Port Royal85,5Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escorts USS Neunzer (DE-150), USS Amick (DE-168), USS Cooner (DE-172) and USS Eldridge (DE-173).

Vortice (VR)28 Apr 19440655Port Royal28 Apr 19441855Port Royal76Exercises with the destroyers USS Ingraham (DD-694) and USS Meredith (DD-726).

Vortice (VR)2 May 19440600Port Royal2 May 19441850Port Royal92Exercises, possibly exercised with the destroyer escort USS William T. Powell (DE-213).

Vortice (VR)3 May 19440645Port Royal3 May 19441800Port Royal91,5Exercises.

Vortice (VR)4 May 19440605Port Royal4 May 19441645Port Royal83,5Exercises, possibly exercised with the destroyer escort USS William T. Powell (DE-213).

Vortice (VR)5 May 19440640Port Royal5 May 19441740Port Royal84,5Exercises.

Vortice (VR)6 May 19440645Port Royal6 May 19441920Port Royal96Exercises.

Vortice (VR)7 May 19440636Port Royal7 May 19441750Port Royal85Exercises.

Vortice (VR)8 May 19440636Port Royal8 May 19441835Port Royal74,5Exercises.

Vortice (VR)16 May 19440600Port Royal16 May 19441730Port Royal81,1Exercises, possibly with the destroyer escort USS George A. Johnson (DE-583).

Vortice (VR)17 May 19440655Port Royal17 May 19441750Port Royal81Exercises, possibly with the destroyer escort USS George A. Johnson (DE-583).

Vortice (VR)18 May 19440605Port Royal18 May 19441600Port Royal68Exercises.

Vortice (VR)19 May 19440620Port Royal19 May 19441655Port Royal66Exercises, possibly with the destroyer escort USS George A. Johnson (DE-583).

Vortice (VR)21 May 19440700Port Royal21 May 19441729Port Royal71Exercises [with the destroyer escort USS Stafford (DE-411)?]. Stafford reported training with Vortice during 20th-31st May 1944, without giving specific dates. Possibly also with the destroyer escort USS Holton (DE-703).

Vortice (VR)22 May 19440700Port Royal22 May 19441700Port Royal87Exercises [with the destroyer escort USS Stafford (DE-411)?]. Possibly also with the destroyer escort USS Holton (DE-703).

Vortice (VR)23 May 19440615Port Royal23 May 19441700Port Royal68Exercises [with the destroyer escort USS Stafford (DE-411)?]. Possibly also with the destroyer escort USS Holton (DE-703).

Vortice (VR)24 May 19440640Port Royal24 May 19441735Port Royal71Exercises [with the destroyer escort USS Stafford (DE-411)?]. Possibly also with the destroyer escort USS Holton (DE-703).

Vortice (VR)26 May 19440640Port Royal26 May 19441715Port Royal81Exercises [with the destroyer escort USS Stafford (DE-411)?]. Possibly also with the destroyer escort USS Holton (DE-703).

Vortice (VR)27 May 19440700Port Royal27 May 19441835Port Royal83Exercises [with the destroyer escort USS Stafford (DE-411)?]. Possibly also with the destroyer escort USS Holton (DE-703).

Vortice (VR)1 Jun 19440634Port Royal1 Jun 19441120Port Royal53Exercises.

Vortice (VR)7 Jun 19440640Port Royal7 Jun 19441805Port Royal32Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escort USS Carter (DE-112).

Vortice (VR)9 Jun 19441325Port Royal12 Jun 19440950Portland/Casco Bay(Maine)813Passage Bermuda-Portland, escorted by the destroyer escort USS Stafford (DE-411).

Vortice (VR)15 Jun 19440655Portland (Maine)15 Jun 19441750Long Island (Maine)70,5Passage Portland-Long Island.

Vortice (VR)16 Jun 19440800Long Island (Maine)16 Jun 19441900Long Island (Maine)77Exercises.

Vortice (VR)17 Jun 19440700Long Island (Maine)17 Jun 19441810Long Island (Maine)77Exercises.

Vortice (VR)19 Jun 19440700Long Island (Maine)19 Jun 19441815Long Island (Maine)80Exercises.

Vortice (VR)20 Jun 19440703Long Island (Maine)20 Jun 19441708Long Island (Maine)72Exercises.

Vortice (VR)21 Jun 19440700Long Island (Maine)21 Jun 19441830Long Island (Maine)79Exercises.

Vortice (VR)22 Jun 19440652Long Island (Maine)22 Jun 19441800Long Island (Maine)83Exercises in area between 43°07'N and 43°27'N and 69°40'W and 69°53'W with the destroyer escorts USS Wyffels (DE-6), USS Decker (DE-47) and USS Dobler (DE-48).

Vortice (VR)23 Jun 19440646Long Island (Maine)23 Jun 19441640Long Island (Maine)75Exercises.

Vortice (VR)26 Jun 19440645Long Island (Maine)26 Jun 19441720Long Island (Maine)78Exercises.

Vortice (VR)27 Jun 19440645Long Island (Maine)27 Jun 19441417Long Island (Maine)67Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Dobler (DE-48) and USS Smartt (DE-257) of Task Group 23.9. Interrupted when Vortice had a leaky exhaust valve and could not submerge.

Vortice (VR)28 Jun 19440650Long Island (Maine)28 Jun 19441701Long Island (Maine)68Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Gunason (DE-795) and USS Major (DE-796) of Task Group 23.9.

Vortice (VR)29 Jun 19440700Long Island (Maine)29 Jun 19441725Long Island (Maine)72Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Henry R. Kenyon (DE-683) and USS Weeden (DE-797).

Vortice (VR)30 Jun 1944Long Island (Maine)30 Jun 1944Long Island (Maine)72Exercises with the destroyer USS Bernadou (DD-153), destroyer escort USS Wilhoite (DE-397) and the corvette USS Spry (PG-64).

Vortice (VR)1 Jul 19440655Long Island (Maine)1 Jul 19441620Long Island (Maine)65Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Marchand (DE-249), USS Hurst (DE-251) and USS Camp (DE-250).

Vortice (VR)3 Jul 19440645Long Island (Maine)3 Jul 19441730Long Island (Maine)75Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Ahrens (DE-575) and USS Robert I. Paine (DE-578).

Vortice (VR)4 Jul 19440720Long Island (Maine)4 Jul 19441700Long Island (Maine)72Exercises with the destroyer USS Bernadou (DD-153), destroyer escort USS Neunzer (DE-150) and the corvette USS Spry (PG-64).

Vortice (VR)7 Jul 19440703Long Island (Maine)7 Jul 19441750Long Island (Maine)72Exercises with the destroyers USS Barker (DD-213) and USS Bulmer (DD-222).

Vortice (VR)8 Jul 19440700Long Island (Maine)8 Jul 19441905Long Island (Maine)63Exercises.

Vortice (VR)10 Jul 19440720Long Island (Maine)10 Jul 19441645Long Island (Maine)64Exercises with the destroyers USS Lea (DD-118), USS Barker (DD-213) and USS Bulmer (DD-222).

Vortice (VR)11 Jul 19441107Long Island (Maine)11 Jul 19441755Long Island (Maine)25Exercises.

Vortice (VR)13 Jul 19440650Long Island (Maine)13 Jul 19441750Long Island (Maine)79Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escort USS Wingfield (DE-194).

Vortice (VR)15 Jul 19440700Long Island (Maine)15 Jul 19441515Long Island (Maine)65Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Rinehart (DE-196) and USS Roche (DE-197). Possibly also with the destroyer USS Lea (DD-118).

Vortice (VR)17 Jul 19440655Long Island (Maine)17 Jul 19441750Long Island (Maine)80Exercises. Possibly exercised with the destroyer USS Lea (DD-118).

Vortice (VR)18 Jul 19440650Long Island (Maine)18 Jul 19441755Long Island (Maine)68Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), USS Thornhill (DE-195) and USS Roche (DE-197). Possibly exercised with the destroyer USS Lea (DD-118).

Vortice (VR)19 Jul 19440650Long Island (Maine)19 Jul 19441725Long Island (Maine)68Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Otterstetter (DE-244), USS Sloat (DE-245) and USS Ahrens (DE-575). Possibly exercised with the destroyer USS Lea (DD-118).

Vortice (VR)20 Jul 19440710Long Island (Maine)20 Jul 19441715Long Island (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Thomas J. Gary (DE-326) and USS Finch (DE-328).

Vortice (VR)22 Jul 19440700Long Island (Maine)22 Jul 19441700Long Island (Maine)65Exercises.

Vortice (VR)23 Jul 19440418Long Island (Maine)23 Jul 19442044New London198Passage Long Island-New London, escorted by the destroyer escort USS O'Toole (DE-527). Entered floating dock on 31st July.

Vortice (VR)7 Aug 19440400New London7 Aug 19441930Long Island (Maine)198Passage New London-Long Island, escorted by the destroyer escort USS Snowden (DE-246).

Vortice (VR)8 Aug 19440700Long Island (Maine)8 Aug 19441750Long Island (Maine)63Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Price (DE-332) and USS Stockdale (DE-399), and possibly also with USS Frost (DE-144), USS Huse (DE-145) and USS Snowden (DE-248).

Vortice (VR)9 Aug 19440710Long Island (Maine)9 Aug 19441810Long Island (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyer USS Ellis (DD-154) and Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Taney (WPG-37).

Vortice (VR)10 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)10 Aug 19441750Long Island (Maine)63Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Snowden (DE-246) and USS Swasey (DE-248).

Vortice (VR)11 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)11 Aug 19441650Long Island (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyer USS Collett (DD-730) and the destroyer escort USS Laning (DE-159).

Vortice (VR)12 Aug 19440655Long Island (Maine)12 Aug 19441720Long Island (Maine)54Exercises.

Vortice (VR)13 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)13 Aug 19441740Long Island (Maine)58Exercises.

Vortice (VR)14 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)14 Aug 19441720Long Island (Maine)57Exercises.

Vortice (VR)15 Aug 19440700Long Island (Maine)15 Aug 19441600Long Island (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Snowden (DE-246) and USS Swasey (DE-248).

Vortice (VR)16 Aug 19440700Long Island (Maine)16 Aug 19441810Long Island (Maine)46Exercises with the destroyer USS Goff (DD-247), destroyer escorts USS Mosley (DE-321), USS Burrows (DE-105) and the minesweeper USS Pirate (AM-275) (CTG 23.9).

Vortice (VR)17 Aug 19440640Long Island (Maine)17 Aug 19441703Long Island (Maine)55,5Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Burrows (DE-105), USS Chase (DE-158) and USS Laning (DE-159).

Vortice (VR)18 Aug 19440710Long Island (Maine)18 Aug 19441720Long Island (Maine)53Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Edsall (DE-129), USS Daniel (DE-335), USS Roy O. Hale (DE-336), USS Dale W. Peterson (DE-337) and USS Martin H. Ray (DE-338).

Vortice (VR)19 Aug 19440700Long Island (Maine)19 Aug 19441720Long Island (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer USS Decatur (DD-341) and the destroyer escort USS Burrows (DE-105).

Vortice (VR)21 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)21 Aug 19441650Long Island (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyers USS Bainbridge (DD-246), USS Tillman (DD-641) and the minesweeper USS Pirate (AM-275).

Vortice (VR)22 Aug 19440700Long Island (Maine)22 Aug 19441715Long Island (Maine)58Exercises.

Vortice (VR)23 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)23 Aug 19441720Long Island (Maine)56Exercises.

Vortice (VR)24 Aug 19440715Long Island (Maine)24 Aug 19441555Long Island (Maine)50Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Durant (DE-389) and the coast guard cutter USCGC Bibb (WPG-31).

Vortice (VR)25 Aug 19440700Long Island (Maine)25 Aug 19441620Long Island (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyers USS Mayo (DD-422), USS Mansfield (DD-728) and (later ?) with the destroyers USS Goff (DD-247), USS Maddox (DD-731), USS Taussig (DD-746), the destroyer escort USS Schmitt (DE-676) and the minesweeper USS Design (AM-219).

Vortice (VR)26 Aug 19440640Long Island (Maine)26 Aug 19441650Long Island (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Stewart (DE-238), USS Dale W. Peterson (DE-337) and USS Martin H. Ray (DE-338).

Vortice (VR)28 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)28 Aug 19441700Long Island (Maine)56Exercises.

Vortice (VR)29 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)29 Aug 19441715Long Island (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Farquhar (DE-139), USS Fessenden (DE-142) and USS Schmitt (DE-676).

Vortice (VR)30 Aug 19440650Long Island (Maine)30 Aug 19441710Long Island (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer USS Decatur (DD-341) and the destroyer escort USS George W. Ingram (DE-62).

Vortice (VR)31 Aug 19440700Long Island (Maine)31 Aug 19441650Long Island (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Dobler (DE-48), USS Smartt (DE-257) and USS Walter S. Brown (DE-258).

Vortice (VR)1 Sep 19440700Long Island (Maine)2 Sep 19441905Long Island (Maine)61Exercises with the destroer escorts USS Evarts (DE-5), USS Wyffels (DE-6) and USS Decker (DE-47). Delayed return because of fog. Met by the coast guard cutter USCGC Campbell (WPG-32) and brought in.

Vortice (VR)4 Sep 19440700Long Island (Maine)4 Sep 19441650Long Island (Maine)54,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Warrington (DD-383) and the destroyer escorts USS Wyffels (DE-6) and USS Decker (DE-47).

Vortice (VR)5 Sep 19440710Long Island (Maine)5 Sep 19441630Long Island (Maine)44Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Gillette (DE-681), USS Henry R. Kenyon (DE-683) and USS Gunason (DE-795) but fog forced the cancellation of the exercise.

Vortice (VR)6 Sep 19440657Long Island (Maine)6 Sep 19441725Long Island (Maine)57Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escorts USS Fogg (DE-57), USS Foss (DE-59) and USS Gantner (DE-60).

Vortice (VR)7 Sep 19440650Long Island (Maine)7 Sep 19441725Long Island (Maine)56Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escorts USS Fogg (DE-57), USS Foss (DE-59) and USS Gantner (DE-60).

Vortice (VR)8 Sep 19440700Long Island (Maine)8 Sep 19441650Long Island (Maine)54Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Henry R. Kenyon (DE-683), USS Major (DE-796) and USS Weeden (DE-797).

Vortice (VR)9 Sep 19440700Long Island (Maine)9 Sep 19441700Long Island (Maine)53Exercises with the destroyers USS Mayo (DD-422), USS Knight (DD-633) and USS Doran (DD-634).

Vortice (VR)11 Sep 19440650Long Island (Maine)11 Sep 19441650Long Island (Maine)56Exercises.

Vortice (VR)12 Sep 19440650Long Island (Maine)12 Sep 19441650Long Island (Maine)56Exercises.

Vortice (VR)13 Sep 19440700Long Island (Maine)13 Sep 19441510Long Island (Maine)39Exercises.

Vortice (VR)15 Sep 19440910Long Island (Maine)15 Sep 19441620Long Island (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer USS Mayrant (DD-402) and the destroyer escorts USS Chatelain (DE-149 ) and USS Neunzer (DE-150).

Vortice (VR)16 Sep 19440700Long Island (Maine)16 Sep 19441710Long Island (Maine)54Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Amick (DE-168), USS Booth (DE-170) and USS Cooner (DE-172).

Vortice (VR)18 Sep 19440515Long Island (Maine)18 Sep 19442035New London195Passage Long Island-New London.

Vortice (VR)2 Oct 19440520New London2 Oct 19442307 2230QPortland (Maine)196Passage New London-Portland, escorted by the destroyer escort USS Thornhill (DE-195).

Vortice (VR)3 Oct 19440700Portland (Maine)3 Oct 19441720Portland (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Francis M. Robinson (DE-220) and USS Menges (DE-320).

Vortice (VR)4 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)4 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)53Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Fowler (DE-222) and USS Durik (DE-666).

Vortice (VR)5 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)5 Oct 19441710Portland (Maine)54Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Eisner (DE-192), USS Rinehart (DE-196) and the Coast Guard Cutter USS Mojave (WPG-47).

Vortice (VR)7 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)7 Oct 19441710Portland (Maine)54Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Gandy (DE-764), USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765) and the corvette USS Saucy (PG-65).

Vortice (VR)9 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)9 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Thornhill (DE-195) and USS Roche (DE-197).

Vortice (VR)10 Oct 19441000Portland (Maine)10 Oct 19441740Portland (Maine)47Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Edsall (DE-129) and USS Stewart (DE-238).

Vortice (VR)14 Oct 19440818Portland (Maine)14 Oct 19440945Portland (Maine)12Exercises.

Vortice (VR)15 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)15 Oct 19441715Portland (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyer USS Champlin (DD-601), USS Nields (DD-616) and the destroyer escorts USS Edsall (DE-129), USS Stewart (DE-238), USS Dale W. Peterson (DE-337) and USS Martin H. Ray (DE-338).

Vortice (VR)16 Oct 19440820Portland (Maine)16 Oct 19441730Portland (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Forster (DE-334), USS Stockdale (DE-399) and USS Hissem (DE-400).

Vortice (VR)17 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)17 Oct 19441740Portland (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Hubbard (DE-211), USS Varian (DE-798) and USS Scroggins (DE-799).

Vortice (VR)18 Oct 19440810Portland (Maine)18 Oct 19441805Portland (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Scott (DE-214), USS Burke (DE-215) and USS Enright (DE-216).

Vortice (VR)19 Oct 19440805Portland (Maine)19 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)53Exercises.

Vortice (VR)20 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)20 Oct 19441740Portland (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyer USS MacLeish (DD-220) and the mineseepers USS Pirate (AM-275) and USS Pledge (AM-277).

Vortice (VR)21 Oct 19440810Portland (Maine)21 Oct 19441220Portland (Maine)22Exercises with the destroyers USS Champlin (DD-601), USS Nields (DD-616) and the minesweeper USS Project (AM-278) but then cancelled, due to bad weather.

Vortice (VR)23 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)23 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer USS MacLeish (DD-220), corvette USS Saucy (PG-65) and the coast guard cutter USCGC Mohawk (WPG-78).

Vortice (VR)24 Oct 19440805Portland (Maine)24 Oct 19441720Portland (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Newell (DE-322), USS Pride (DE-323) and USS Falgout (DE-324).

Vortice (VR)25 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)25 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)55Exercises with the escort destroyers USS Otterstetter (DE-244) and USS Sloat (DE-245).

Vortice (VR)27 Oct 19440810Portland (Maine)27 Oct 19441810Portland (Maine)59Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Scott (DE-214), USS Burke (DE-215) and USS Enright (DE-216).

Vortice (VR)28 Oct 19440810Portland (Maine)28 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Keith (DE-241) and USS Tomich (DE-242). Possibly also exercised with the minesweeper USS Inflict (AM-251).

Vortice (VR)30 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)30 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer USS Parker (DD-604) and the destroyer escort USS O'Reilly (DE-330). Possibly also exercised with the minesweeper USS Inflict (AM-251).

Vortice (VR)31 Oct 19440800Portland (Maine)31 Oct 19441700Portland (Maine)56Exercises with the destroyer USS Knight (DD-633) and the destroyer escort USS Ricketts (DE-254).

Vortice (VR)1 Nov 19440800Long Island (Maine)1 Nov 19441710Long Island (Maine)55Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Ricketts (DE-254) and USS Kretchmer (DE-329). Possibly exercised with the destroyer escort USS Vance (DE-387).

Vortice (VR)3 Nov 19441030Long Island (Maine)3 Nov 19441700Long Island (Maine)47,5Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Chambers (DE-391),USS Merrill (DE-392) and the minesweeper USS Inflict (AM-251). Possibly exercised with the destroyer escort USS Vance (DE-387).

Vortice (VR)6 Nov 19440810Long Island (Maine)6 Nov 19441510Long Island (Maine)51Exercises with the destroyer USS Broome (DD-210) and the destroyer escorts USS Weeden (DE-797) and Sénégalais (French) (T-22, ex DE-106). Note: The minesweeper USS Inflict (AM-251) was supposed to join but her exercise was cancelled.

Vortice (VR)7 Nov 19440800Long Island (Maine)7 Nov 19441530Long Island (Maine)50Exercises.

Vortice (VR)8 Nov 19440800Long Island (Maine)8 Nov 19441715Long Island (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyers USS Trippe (DD-403) and USS Rhind (DD-404).

Vortice (VR)10 Nov 19440805Long Island (Maine)10 Nov 19441600Long Island (Maine)53Exercises with the destroyers USS Simpson (DD-221) and USS McCook (DD-496).

Vortice (VR)11 Nov 19440810Long Island (Maine)11 Nov 19441715Long Island (Maine)60Exercises with the destroyer USS Murphy (DD-603), destroyer escorts USS Dobler (DE-48), USS Smartt (DE-257) and the coast guard cutter USCGC Campbell (WPG-32).

Vortice (VR)20 Nov 19440920Long Island (Maine)20 Nov 19441330Long Island (Maine)40Exercises in area about 8-10 miles east of Casco Bay, escorted out by the destroyer escort USS Kirkpatrick (DE-318). The submarine USS Tigrone (SS-419) reported a sound contact, which was believed to be a U-boat.

Vortice (VR)27 Nov 19440800Long Island (Maine)27 Nov 19441530Long Island (Maine)64Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS William T. Powell (DE-213) [flagship Task Force 27.1.2, Escort Division 66], USS Spangenberg (DE-223) and USS Alexander J. Luke (DE-577), minesweeper USS Prime (AM-279) and submarine USS Cuttlefish (SS-171).

Vortice (VR)28 Nov 19440740Long Island (Maine)28 Nov 19441730Long Island (Maine)65Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Buckley (DE-51), USS Reuben James (DE-153) and the minesweeper USS Prime (AM-279).

Vortice (VR)29 Nov 19440740Long Island (Maine)29 Nov 19441720Long Island (Maine)60Exercises with the destroyer USS Laub (DD-613), destroyer escort USS Strickland (DE-333) and minesweeper USS Invade (AM-254).

Vortice (VR)2 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)2 Dec 1944Time?Long Island (Maine)59Exercises with the destroyers USS Clark (DD-361) and USS Davis (DD-395).

Vortice (VR)5 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)5 Dec 19441640Long Island (Maine)60Exercises with the destroyers USS Baldwin (DD-624), USS Satterlee (DD-626) and USS Thompson (DD-627).

Vortice (VR)6 Dec 19440740Long Island (Maine)6 Dec 19441700Long Island (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyers USS Herndon (DD-638) and USS Shubrick (DD-639).

Vortice (VR)7 Dec 19440745Long Island (Maine)7 Dec 19441700Long Island (Maine)59Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Otter (DE-210) and USS John M. Bermingham (DE-530).

Vortice (VR)8 Dec 19440745Long Island (Maine)8 Dec 19441715Long Island (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyers USS Baldwin (DD-624), USS Satterlee (DD-626) and USS Thompson (DD-627).

Vortice (VR)9 Dec 19440945Long Island (Maine)9 Dec 19441700Long Island (Maine)51Exercises with USS Edgar G. Chase (DE-16), Mason (DE-529) [one of two ships to serve with a largely African American crew] and John M. Bermingham (DE-530).

Vortice (VR)11 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)11 Dec 19441720Long Island (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyers USS Baldwin (DD-624), USS Satterlee (DD-626) and USS Thompson (DD-627).

Vortice (VR)13 Dec 19440740Long Island (Maine)13 Dec 19441700Long Island (Maine)59Exercises.

Vortice (VR)14 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)14 Dec 19441610Long Island (Maine)54Exercises.

Vortice (VR)15 Dec 19440745Long Island (Maine)15 Dec 19441645Long Island (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyers USS Herndon (DD-638) and USS Shubrick (DD-639).

Vortice (VR)16 Dec 19440745Long Island (Maine)16 Dec 19441645Long Island (Maine)53Exercises.

Vortice (VR)18 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)18 Dec 19441710Long Island (Maine)56,5Exercises.

Vortice (VR)19 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)19 Dec 19441015Long Island (Maine)28Exercises with the destroyers USS Quick (DD-490) and USS Davison (DD-618).

Vortice (VR)20 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)20 Dec 19441640Long Island (Maine)59Exercises.

Vortice (VR)22 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)22 Dec 19441650Long Island (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyers USS Nields (DD-616), USS Knight (DD-633) and the destroyer escort USS Richey (DE-385).

Vortice (VR)26 Dec 19440800Long Island (Maine)26 Dec 19441715Long Island (Maine)59Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Brister (DE-327), USS Finch (DE-328) and the coast guard cutter USCGC Tahoma (WPG-80).

Vortice (VR)27 Dec 19440915Long Island (Maine)27 Dec 19441615Long Island (Maine)58Exercises.

Vortice (VR)29 Dec 19440825Long Island (Maine)29 Dec 19441630Long Island (Maine)57Exercises.

Vortice (VR)30 Dec 19441045Long Island (Maine)30 Dec 19441700Long Island (Maine)50Exercises. Possibly exercised with USCGC Tahoma (WPG-80).

Vortice (VR)1 Jan 19450810Long Island (Maine)1 Jan 19450850Long Island (Maine)2Sortie for exercises but turned back on account of the bad weather.

Vortice (VR)3 Jan 19450800Long Island (Maine)3 Jan 19451700Long Island (Maine)58Exercises. Possibly with USCGC Northland (WPG-49) and USCGC Tahoma (WPG-80) and USS USS Courage (PG-70).

Vortice (VR)4 Jan 19450800Long Island (Maine)4 Jan 19451700Long Island (Maine)57Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Burrows (DE-105).

Vortice (VR)5 Jan 19450800Long Island (Maine)5 Jan 19451700Long Island (Maine)58Exercises with the destroyers USS Ericsson (DD-440) and USS Murphy (DD-603).

Vortice (VR)6 Jan 19450800Long Island (Maine)6 Jan 19451710Long Island (Maine)61Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Burrows (DE-105), USS Slater (DE-766) and USS Ebert (DE-768). Possibly also with the coast guard ships USCGC Northland (WPG-49) and USCGC Tahoma (WPG-80) and USCGC Laurel (WAGL-291)

Vortice (VR)22 Jan 19450535Long Island (Maine)22 Jan 19452340New London197Passage Long Island-New London, escorted by USS Stewart (DE-238).

Vortice (VR)25 Jan 19450830Long Island (Maine)29 Jan 19451222Port Everglades1182Passage New London-Port Everglades, escorted by USS MacLeish (AG-87), from 28th January escorted by the Blimp M-2 and a VOS seaplane.

Vortice (VR)31 Jan 19450632Port Everglades31 Jan 19451800Port Everglades67Exercises with USS USS Foss (DE-59) in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, 79°25'W and 80°00'W, escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)1 Feb 19450700Port Everglades1 Feb 19451730Port Everglades65Exercises with USS Foss (DE-59) in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)2 Feb 19450730Port Everglades2 Feb 19451738Port Everglades76Exercises in area between 25°48'N and 26°03'N, and between 79°30'W, and 79°45'W.

Vortice (VR)3 Feb 19450640Port Everglades3 Feb 19451800Port Everglades78Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)5 Feb 19450810Port Everglades5 Feb 19451705Port Everglades60Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)6 Feb 19450645Port Everglades6 Feb 19451707Port Everglades78Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)7 Feb 19450635Port Everglades7 Feb 19451605Port Everglades73Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)8 Feb 19450645Port Everglades8 Feb 19451850Port Everglades90Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)9 Feb 19450645Port Everglades9 Feb 19451753Port Everglades70Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)11 Feb 19450645Port Everglades11 Feb 19451520Port Everglades58Exercises with USS Jordan (DE-204).

Vortice (VR)12 Feb 19450642Port Everglades12 Feb 19451640Port Everglades60Exercises.

Vortice (VR)13 Feb 19451315Port Everglades17 Feb 19450902Port Everglades447Exercises.

Vortice (VR)19 Feb 19450635Port Everglades19 Feb 19451840Port Everglades80Exercises.

Vortice (VR)20 Feb 19450645Port Everglades20 Feb 19451713Port Everglades67Exercises.

Vortice (VR)21 Feb 19450840Port Everglades21 Feb 19451657Port Everglades60Exercises with USS Foss (DE-59), escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)24 Feb 19450701Port Everglades24 Feb 19451540Port Everglades90Exercises with USS Jordan (DE-204). Sailed with the submarine USS R-10 (SS-87) escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)25 Feb 19450722Port Everglades25 Feb 19451228Port Everglades50Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Jordan (DE-204). Escorted out byUSS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)26 Feb 19450710Port Everglades26 Feb 19450819Port Everglades6Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W. Escorted by USS SC-689 for exercises, which were then cancelled, and returned to base.

Vortice (VR)28 Feb 19450711Port Everglades28 Feb 19451630Port Everglades59Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W. Sailed with the submarine USS R-10 (SS-87), escorted out by USS SC-689 and then by USS PCE-869.

Vortice (VR)1 Mar 19450715Port Everglades1 Mar 19451824Port Everglades67Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24). Sonar runs with QDA [?]. Note: Semmes also used a triplane at 400 feet as a sonar target on other days.

Vortice (VR)3 Mar 19450716Port Everglades3 Mar 19451738Port Everglades60,5Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)6 Mar 19450645Port Everglades6 Mar 19451730Port Everglades72Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24).

Vortice (VR)7 Mar 19450645Port Everglades7 Mar 19451730Port Everglades70Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24).

Vortice (VR)8 Mar 19450628Port Everglades8 Mar 19451715Port Everglades62Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24).

Vortice (VR)9 Mar 19450653Port Everglades9 Mar 19451825Port Everglades71Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24) and USS Cythera (PY-31).

Vortice (VR)10 Mar 19450656Port Everglades10 Mar 19451830Port Everglades65Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Foss (DE-59), escorted out by USS SC-689 and USS SC-1293.

Vortice (VR)13 Mar 19450857Port Everglades13 Mar 19451745Port Everglades59Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24).

Vortice (VR)14 Mar 19450655Port Everglades14 Mar 19451712Port Everglades66Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24). Sailed with the submarine USS R-4 (SS-81), escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)15 Mar 19450700Port Everglades15 Mar 19451750Port Everglades65Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Semmes (AG-24). Sailed with the submarine USS R-4 (SS-81), escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)16 Mar 19450650Port Everglades16 Mar 19451825Port Everglades53Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Foss and USS SC-1293.

Vortice (VR)17 Mar 19450700Port Everglades17 Mar 19451650Port Everglades64Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N and 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Foss (DE-59).

Vortice (VR)18 Mar 19450707Port Everglades18 Mar 19450850Port Everglades8Sailed for exercises but turned back because of weather.

Vortice (VR)19 Mar 19450717Port Everglades19 Mar 19451637Port Everglades66Exercises with USS Semmes (AG-24).

Vortice (VR)24 Mar 19450635Port Everglades24 Mar 19451645Port Everglades68Exercises [possibly with USS Foss (DE-59)?]

Vortice (VR)25 Mar 19450700Port Everglades25 Mar 19451754Port Everglades63Exercises.

Vortice (VR)26 Mar 19450719Port Everglades26 Mar 19451744Port Everglades67Exercises.

Vortice (VR)27 Mar 19450701Port Everglades27 Mar 19450931Port Everglades17Sailed for exercises but turned back because of weather?

Vortice (VR)28 Mar 19450635Port Everglades28 Mar 19451513Port Everglades53Exercises.

Vortice (VR)30 Mar 19450635Port Everglades30 Mar 19451420Port Everglades60Exercises with USS Jordan (DE-204).

Vortice (VR)31 Mar 19450705Port Everglades31 Mar 19451545Port Everglades54Exercises.

Vortice (VR)2 Apr 19450530Port Everglades2 Apr 19450715Port Everglades7Exercises.

Vortice (VR)4 Apr 19450530Port Everglades4 Apr 19452005Port Everglades120Exercises with USS Jordan (DE-204).

Vortice (VR)5 Apr 19450635Port Everglades5 Apr 19451744Port Everglades67Exercises.

Vortice (VR)6 Apr 19450645Port Everglades6 Apr 19451720Port Everglades67Exercises.

Vortice (VR)7 Apr 19450635Port Everglades7 Apr 19451635Port Everglades68Exercises.

Vortice (VR)8 Apr 19450710Port Everglades8 Apr 19451325Port Everglades54Exercises.

Vortice (VR)9 Apr 19450639Port Everglades9 Apr 19451130Port Everglades50Exercises.

Vortice (VR)10 Apr 19450637Port Everglades10 Apr 19451415Port Everglades61Exercises with USS Jordan (DE-204).

Vortice (VR)11 Apr 19450658Port Everglades11 Apr 19451840Port Everglades64Exercises.

Vortice (VR)13 Apr 19450650Port Everglades13 Apr 19451715Port Everglades62Exercises.

Vortice (VR)14 Apr 19450710Port Everglades14 Apr 19451440Port Everglades56Exercises.

Vortice (VR)15 Apr 19450659Port Everglades15 Apr 19451305Port Everglades48,5Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)17 Apr 19450630Port Everglades17 Apr 19451742Port Everglades66Exercises with USS Foss (DE-59), Vortice, dived to 400 feet.

Vortice (VR)18 Apr 19450630Port Everglades18 Apr 19451504Port Everglades52Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Foss (DE-59), escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)19 Apr 19450639Port Everglades19 Apr 19451725Port Everglades53Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, 79°25'W and 80°00'W with USS Foss (DE-59).

Vortice (VR)20 Apr 19450627Port Everglades20 Apr 19451520Port Everglades64Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)22 Apr 19450715Port Everglades22 Apr 19451826Port Everglades65Exercises.

Vortice (VR)23 Apr 19450635Port Everglades23 Apr 19451756Port Everglades66Exercises.

Vortice (VR)24 Apr 19450700Port Everglades24 Apr 19451355Port Everglades53Exercises.

Vortice (VR)26 Apr 19450632Port Everglades26 Apr 19451421Port Everglades48,5Exercises.

Vortice (VR)28 Apr 19450630Port Everglades28 Apr 19451240Port Everglades48Exercises.

Vortice (VR)3 May 19450630Port Everglades3 May 19451552Port Everglades60Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)4 May 19450630Port Everglades4 May 19451547Port Everglades52,5Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)6 May 19450730Port Everglades6 May 19451142Port Everglades35Exercises.

Vortice (VR)7 May 19450640Port Everglades7 May 19451512Port Everglades61Exercises.

Vortice (VR)8 May 19450635Port Everglades8 May 19451931Port Everglades67Exercises.

Vortice (VR)10 May 19450647Port Everglades10 May 19451740Port Everglades63Exercises.

Vortice (VR)11 May 19450641Port Everglades11 May 19451535Port Everglades60Exercises.

Vortice (VR)12 May 19450640Port Everglades12 May 19451727Port Everglades65Exercises.

Vortice (VR)13 May 19450725Port Everglades13 May 19452100Port Everglades76Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)14 May 19450648Port Everglades14 May 19451810Port Everglades73Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)15 May 19450645Port Everglades15 May 19451815Port Everglades65Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)16 May 19450645Port Everglades16 May 19451756Port Everglades68Exercises in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)17 May 19450655Port Everglades17 May 19451720Port Everglades72Exercises with USS Foss (DE-59) in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)18 May 19450644Port Everglades18 May 19451731Port Everglades74Exercises with USS Foss (DE-59) in area between 26°15'N and 26°35'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W. Escorted out by USS SC-1293.

Vortice (VR)19 May 19450645Port Everglades19 May 19451631Port Everglades63Exercises with USS Foss (DE-59).

Vortice (VR)21 May 19450649Port Everglades21 May 19451756Port Everglades66Exercises in area between 26°35'N and 26°51'N and 79°25'N and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)22 May 19450640Port Everglades22 May 19451927Port Everglades76Exercises in area between 26°35'N and 26°51'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)23 May 19450645Port Everglades23 May 19451539Port Everglades51Exercises in area between 26°35'N and 26°51'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)24 May 19450644Port Everglades24 May 19451705Port Everglades63Exercises in area between 26°35'N and 26°51'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)25 May 19450700Port Everglades25 May 19451634Port Everglades63Experimental sonar exercises with USS Foss (DE-59) in area between 26°35'N and 26°51'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W.

Vortice (VR)26 May 19450644Port Everglades26 May 19451525Port Everglades60Exercises in area between 26°35'N and 26°51'N, and between 79°25'W and 80°00'W. Sailed with USS R-18 (SS-95) escorted by USS SC-689, but these two proceeded to another area and she was then joined and escorted by USS Sylph (PY-12).

Vortice (VR)29 May 19450640Port Everglades29 May 19451745Port Everglades69Exercises. Sailed with the submarine USS R-18 (SS-95) escorted by USS SC-689, but these two proceeded to another area and she was then joined and escorted by USS Foss (DE-59).

Vortice (VR)30 May 19450655Port Everglades30 May 19451645Port Everglades65Exercises.

Vortice (VR)31 May 19450645Port Everglades31 May 19451055Port Everglades15Exercises. Sailed with the submarine USS R-18 (SS-95), escorted by USS SC-689, but the exercises were cancelled due to fog and all three returned to base. She was temporarily lost from view but was located by radar by SC-689.

Vortice (VR)1 Jun 19450645Port Everglades1 Jun 19451824Port Everglades66Exercises.

Vortice (VR)2 Jun 19450650Port Everglades2 Jun 19451820Port Everglades68Exercises with USS Foss (DE-59), escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)4 Jun 19450708Port Everglades4 Jun 19452009Port Everglades78Exercises.

Vortice (VR)11 Jun 19450659Port Everglades11 Jun 19451610Port Everglades63Exercises. Sortie was cancelled on 13th June due to defects.

Vortice (VR)14 Jun 19450651Port Everglades14 Jun 19451620Port Everglades65Exercises.

Vortice (VR)15 Jun 19450645Port Everglades15 Jun 19451205Port Everglades45Exercises.

Vortice (VR)18 Jun 19450651Port Everglades18 Jun 19451517Port Everglades65Exercises.

Vortice (VR)19 Jun 19450651Port Everglades19 Jun 19451522Port Everglades54Exercises.

Vortice (VR)20 Jun 19450700Port Everglades20 Jun 19451540Port Everglades56Exercises.

Vortice (VR)21 Jun 19450731Port Everglades21 Jun 19451644Port Everglades62Exercises.

Vortice (VR)22 Jun 19450655Port Everglades22 Jun 19451545Port Everglades49Exercises.

Vortice (VR)25 Jun 19450645Port Everglades25 Jun 19451616Port Everglades62Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Mosley (DE-321), escorted out by USS SC-689.

Vortice (VR)26 Jun 19450650Port Everglades26 Jun 19451639Port Everglades64Exercises.

Vortice (VR)29 Jun 19451707Port Everglades30 Jun 19450755Key West172Passage Port Everglades-Key West. Docked for repairs.

Vortice (VR)13 Aug 19451310Key West13 Aug 19451612Key West17Trials.

Vortice (VR)18 Aug 19450800Key West18 Aug 19451348Key West51Trials.

Vortice (VR)20 Aug 19450748Key West20 Aug 19451600Key West46Exercises.

Vortice (VR)21 Aug 19450745Key West21 Aug 19451545Key West38Exercises.

Vortice (VR)22 Aug 19450649Key West22 Aug 19451430Key West53Exercises.

Vortice (VR)23 Aug 19450726Key West23 Aug 19451609Key West44Exercises.

Vortice (VR)31 Aug 19450726Key West31 Aug 19451523Key West40Exercises.

Vortice (VR)1 Sep 19450716Key West1 Sep 19451238Key West30Exercises.

Vortice (VR)6 Sep 19450730Key West6 Sep 19451545Key West45Exercises. Possibly with the frigate USS Huron (PF-19).

Vortice (VR)7 Sep 19450750Key West7 Sep 19451539Key West40Exercises. Possibly with the frigate USS Huron (PF-19).

Vortice (VR)8 Sep 19450715Key West8 Sep 19451237Key West30Exercises.

Vortice (VR)12 Sep 19450745Key West12 Sep 19451543Key West44Exercises. Possibly with the frigate USS Huron (PF-19).

Vortice (VR)14 Sep 19450715Key West14 Sep 19451710Key West28Exercises. Possibly with the frigate USS Huron (PF-19). There was a threat of a hurricane during the following days, which failed to materialize.

Vortice (VR)26 Sep 19451608Key West1 Oct 19450507Port Royal1198Passage Key West-Bermuda with Da Procida, escorted by USS Chain (ARS-20) (joined by Marea at 0845 hours on the 27th September), through 25°40'N, 79°55'W at 0800 hours on the 27th, speed 11 knots.

Vortice (VR)5 Oct 19451240Port Royal16 Oct 19450931Ponto Delgada (Azores)1988Passage Bermuda-Azores with Da Procida, Dandolo, Onice, Atropo, Speri, and Marea escorted by USS Chain (ARS-20).

Vortice (VR)21 Oct 19451200Ponto Delgada (Azores)26 Oct 19450745Gibraltar980Passage Azores-Gibraltar.

Vortice (VR)28 Oct 19451320Gibraltar3 Nov 19451030Taranto1326Passage Gibraltar-Taranto with Da Procida, Dandolo, Onice, Atropo, Speri, and Marea, escorted by USS Chain (ARS-20). Met off Taranto by the destroyers Libra (LB), Ariete (AE) and Cassiopea (CS) [mileage is from 26th September].

403 entries. 380 total patrol entries (11 marked as war patrols) and 34 events.

Events listed for Giovanni Manunta

GH 09.03.2021: This table kept here until we make fix the possible missing events in table above

SubmarineDateTimePositionDescription
Ciro Menotti3 Aug 19432102-2304(o) 202° - Benghazi - 24 miles.Two officers and sixteen other ranks (San Marco Battalion) were landed to attack the Berka (or Berce) aerodrome (an officer and another rank remained on board to organize the recovery of the saboteurs). All were captured the next day south of Benghazi, before reaching their target. Relying on his RARI detection apparatus, Manunta assumed, wrongly, that the submarine was detected by radars from Benghazi and did not wait for the party to return.
Ciro Menotti4 Aug 1943041532.26 N, 18.14 E
An enemy warship illuminated the submarine with a projector. The vessel's radar emissions had been detected earlier by the RARI. Ciro Menotti dived immediately and escaped.
Ciro Menotti6 Aug 1943213635.05 N, 18.48 E
Two aircraft dropped flares on the submarine who dived immediately.
Ciro Menotti10 Aug 1943213639.20 N, 19.12 E
The RARI reported radar emissions directed at the submarine and she dived immediately.
Ciro Menotti11 Aug 19430341-0445A vessel, initially believed to be a submarine but later recognised as an Italian corvette, was seen at a distance of 1,000 metres. Ciro Menotti made recognition signals but was not answered.
Ciro Menotti9 Sep 19430800The submarine Jalea came into view and the two commanders discussed the situation. Finally, Ciro Menotti proceeded to Brindisi while Jalea returned to Taranto.
Ciro Menotti9 Sep 19431800
1900 (e)
(e) 39.51 N, 19.04.5 E
HM submarine Unshaken fired a warning shot across the bow of Ciro Menotti. The Italian submarine replied with a burst of machine gun fire before recognising the identity of the British submarine, T.V. Manunta later explaining that he had mistaken Unshaken for a German U-boat. The British submarine took one Italian officer and two ratings aboard while a British officer and three other ranks boarded the Italian submarine. Manunta was told to proceed to Malta [the exchange of gunfire is not mentioned in the Italian patrol report).
Wolframio (Volframio)12 Aug 19420230At 0230 hours, Wolframio received information of a damaged aircraft carrier 60 miles from her position and proceeding toward her. She dived to listen with her hydrophones.

At 2000 hours, the submarine received an order to change her patrol area and took a 230° course. The next day, another signal was received ordering her to a new position and she altered course to 240°. On 14th August, the submarine heard H.E. but sighted nothing.
Wolframio (Volframio)17 Aug 19421054At 1054 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.
Wolframio (Volframio)18 Aug 19420852At 0852 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.
Wolframio (Volframio)5 Nov 19421118At 1118 hours, a submarine was sighted surfacing. This was Giada and recognition signals were exchanged.
Wolframio (Volframio)6 Nov 19421425At 1425 hours, fourteen aircraft were sighted on a southerly course and the submarine dived.
Wolframio (Volframio)7 Nov 19421525At 1525 hours, twenty aircraft were seen on a 190° course and the submarine dived.
Wolframio (Volframio)7 Nov 19421615At 1615 hours, a hospital ship was sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres.
Wolframio (Volframio)10 Nov 19421230
1221 (e)
37.06 N, 15.50 E
(e) 37.25 N, 15.35 E
At 1230 hours, a torpedo track was sighted and missed Wolframio by 50 metres on the starboard side. The Italian submarine fired three rounds in the presumed direction of the enemy submarine for intimidation purposes.

The attack was made by the British submarine HMS Una (Lieutenant C.P. Norman). The Italian submarine had been sighted at 1215 hours, steering 231° at 9 knots. Due to overstrain and fatigue, Norman had forgotten to order the reload of the torpedo tubes after an attack on the light cruiser Emanuele Filiberto Duca D'Aosta earlier in the day. A single torpedo was reloaded under 8 minutes and fired at 1221 hours at a range of 600-800 yards. It was believed to have missed the target by only 10-15 feet.
Wolframio (Volframio)14 Nov 19421010(o) Off Bone.At 1010 hours, Wolframio was at periscope depth reconnoitering the bay of Bone when a large aircraft was sighted approaching. The submarine went down to 50 metres.
Wolframio (Volframio)14 Nov 19421615(o) Off Bone.At 1615 hours, a submarine, believed to be Italian, was observed proceeding on the surface on a southerly course and later submerged. Hydrophone effect was heard but nothing could observed through the periscope but depth charges explosions were heard close. Wolframio was later ordered to go to the Bay of Djidjelli, but could not comply as it was 110 miles away and the submarine had not had an opportunity to fully.charge her batteries Finally, at 1330 hours on the 15th, she was ordered to check the Bay of Bougie but sighted nothing.
Wolframio (Volframio)20 Nov 19420645(o) Near Point C of Cagliari.At 0645 hours, the submarine Giada was encountered and exchanged recognition signals.
Wolframio (Volframio)5 Dec 19420800At 0800 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived to 30 metres.
Wolframio (Volframio)5 Dec 19421330At 1330 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived to 30 metres.
Wolframio (Volframio)6 Dec 19420805At 0805 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived to 30 metres.
Wolframio (Volframio)7 Dec 19422316The submarine was informed about a German aircraft shot down and at 2316 hours arrived in the presumed area and began searching.

At 0417 hours on the 8th, nothing could be found and Wolframio returned to her patrol area.
Wolframio (Volframio)8 Dec 1942065837.21 N, 08.24 E
At 0632 hours, a vessel was detected with the hydrophones.

At 0658 hours, Wolframio came to periscope depth and observed an enemy destroyer. The forward tubes were not yet ready to fire, when the destroyer passed some 500 metres from the submarine. At 0730 hours, the target disappeared over the horizon.
Wolframio (Volframio)10 Dec 19422320At 2320 hours, an aircraft dropped three flares over the submarine. Wolframio dived.
Wolframio (Volframio)11 Dec 1942052737.31.5 N, 06.56 E
At 0527 hours, a destroyer was sighted in poor visibility. It moved away and Woframio submerged at 0551 hours. The destroyer returned at 0658 hours and was joined later by a second vessel. The submarine was depth-charged ineffectively until 0952 hours and escaped by going deep.
Wolframio (Volframio)11 Dec 1942201537.20 N, 06.34 E
At 2015 hours, a destroyer, five corvettes and a small patrol vessel were sighted at a distance of 3-4,000 metres. Wolframio submerged to attack, but lost contact with her hydrophones.
Wolframio (Volframio)13 Dec 1942172537.51 N, 06.56 E
At 1725 hours, four destroyers were sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. Wolframio turned away to fire her stern torpedoes, but the distance had closed rapidly and the track angle did not permit a good shot. The submarine was forced to submerge.
Wolframio (Volframio)5 Feb 19432111(o) Near Cape Carbon.At 2111 hours, an attempt was made to land an Arditi (commando) team of eleven men led by Tenente Mario Betti on the Algerian coast. The attempt was finally abandoned because of the rough seas.
Wolframio (Volframio)18 Feb 1943034537.08 N, 05.59 E
(o) Approximate position.
At 0345 hours, a Wellington bomber was seen and the submarine dived.
Wolframio (Volframio)18 Feb 1943071537.08 N, 05.59 E
At 0715 hours, a convoy, escorted by destroyers and MTBs, was sighted at a distance of 8-9,000 metres. All the merchant ships were towing a balloon with about 100 metres of cable. Wolframio made a submerged approach but gave up because the noises of the MTBs confused the hydrophone operator.
Wolframio (Volframio)18 Feb 1943101537.03 N, 05.57 E
At 1015 hours, two steamers escorted by two MTBs, were sighted at a distance of 5-6,000 metres on easterly course. Wolframio dived again to 50 meters, but could not regain contact.
Wolframio (Volframio)8 Apr 1943000238.12 N, 04.44 E
At 0002 hours, a submarine, apparently of the ARGO class, was sighted at a distance of 1,000 metres. It did not answer recognition signals and Wolframio broke off contact.
Wolframio (Volframio)12 Apr 1943123041.06 N, 09.43 E
At 1230 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. It was lost from sight very quickly and Wolframio made an enemy report. A MAS boat was sent to investigate.
Vortice8 Jan 19441240At 1240 hours, a submarine escorted by a MTB was sighted at a distance of 8,000 metres.

Italian Commanders

Italian Submarines