Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Augusto Marraccini

Born  23 Apr 1913Rocca di San Casciano (Forli-Cesena)


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


22 Aug 1940 Croce di guerra al valore militare
26 Sep 1942 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare

Career information

NEREIDE (S.T.V. First Officer): from 03.05.1940 to June 1942+.
Promoted T.V. on ?
H.4 (T.V. C.O.): from 05.01.1943 to 27.04.1943.
H.8 (T.V. C.O.): from 30.03.1943 to 05.06.1943.
H.1 (T.V. C.O.): from 10.06.1943 to 05.10.1943.
MARCANTONIO BRAGADINO (T.V. C.O.): from October 1943? to 16.12.1943?
In 1944: Assistant to Head of COMANDO GRUPPO LEVANTE.

Commands listed for Augusto Marraccini

Submarine Type Rank From To
H 4 (H4)CoastalT.V.5 Jan 194327 Apr 1943
H 8 (H8)CoastalT.V.30 Mar 19435 Jun 1943
H 1 (H1, P.56)CoastalT.V.10 Jun 19435 Oct 1943

Ships hit by Augusto Marraccini

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Augusto Marraccini

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
H 4 (H4)8 Jan 19430735La Spezia8 Jan 19431715La Spezia34Exercises.

H 4 (H4)13 Jan 19430725La Spezia13 Jan 19431645La Spezia32Exercises.

H 4 (H4)15 Jan 19431015La Spezia15 Jan 19431410La Spezia24Exercises.

H 4 (H4)19 Jan 19430710La Spezia19 Jan 19431810La Spezia37Exercises.

H 4 (H4)22 Jan 19430725La Spezia22 Jan 19431649La Spezia31,5Exercises.

H 4 (H4)27 Jan 19430720La Spezia27 Jan 19431635La Spezia31Exercises.

H 4 (H4)29 Jan 19430720La Spezia29 Jan 19431520La Spezia29Exercises.

H 4 (H4)1 Feb 19430722La Spezia1 Feb 19431510La Spezia35,7Exercises.

H 4 (H4)4 Feb 19430730La Spezia4 Feb 19431215La Spezia12Exercises.

H 4 (H4)10 Feb 19430735La Spezia10 Feb 19431330La Spezia22,8Exercises.

H 4 (H4)15 Feb 19430725La Spezia15 Feb 19431725La Spezia24,7Exercises.

H 4 (H4)20 Feb 19430830La Spezia20 Feb 19431320La Spezia16,8Exercises.

H 4 (H4)24 Feb 19430945La Spezia24 Feb 19431600La Spezia19,9Exercises.

H 4 (H4)3 Mar 19430725La Spezia3 Mar 19431700La Spezia23,5Exercises.

H 4 (H4)8 Mar 19431400La Spezia8 Mar 19431730La Spezia17Exercises.

H 4 (H4)10 Mar 19430725La Spezia10 Mar 19431600La Spezia15Exercises.

H 4 (H4)15 Mar 19431245La Spezia15 Mar 19431827La Spezia17Exercises.

H 4 (H4)17 Mar 19430720La Spezia17 Mar 19431727La Spezia16,5Exercises.

H 4 (H4)19 Mar 19430730La Spezia19 Mar 19431500Genoa55,25Passage La Spezia-Genoa for refit.

1.H 8 (H8)15 Apr 19431740La Spezia16 Apr 19431043La Spezia95,4Defensive patrol (hydrophone watch) off La Spezia with H.2, between (1) 44°00'N, 09°22'E (2) 43°58'N, 09°24'E (3) 43°54'N, 09°07'E (4) 43°52'N, 09°09'E. Uneventful, except for a minor leak from a forward tube, which was resolved.

2.H 8 (H8)5 May 19431710La Spezia6 May 19431000La Spezia87,9Defensive patrol (hydrophone watch)with submarine H.2, between (1) 44°00'N, 09°22'E (2) 43°58'N, 09°24'E (3) 43°54'N, 09°07'E (4) 43°52'N, 09°09'E.

3.H 8 (H8)24 May 19431831La Spezia25 May 19430827La Spezia69,5Hydrophone watch in Ligurian Gulf with submarine H.2.

4.H 8 (H8)25 May 19432206La Spezia26 May 19430825La Spezia60Hydrophone watch in Ligurian Gulf with submarine H.2.

H 8 (H8)31 May 19432050La Spezia31 May 19432115La Spezia44Exercises.

H 8 (H8)5 Jun 1943La Spezia5 Jun 1943La SpeziaSunk in bombing raid, later raised.

H 1 (H1, P.56)17 Jun 19430720Genoa17 Jun 19430945Genoa18Trials.

H 1 (H1, P.56)18 Jun 19430707Genoa18 Jun 19431110GenoaTrials.

H 1 (H1, P.56)18 Jun 19431533Genoa18 Jun 19431915Genoa36Trials.

H 1 (H1, P.56)25 Jun 19431110Genoa25 Jun 19431918La Spezia50Passage Genoa-La Spezia, escorted by the corvette Ibis.

H 1 (H1, P.56)28 Jun 19430715Genoa28 Jun 19432018La Spezia32,4Exercises.

5.H 1 (H1, P.56)30 Jun 19431740La Spezia1 Jul 19430927La Spezia109Hydrophone watch in Ligurian Gulf.

H 1 (H1, P.56)2 Jul 19430800La Spezia2 Jul 19431947La Spezia26,7Exercises.

6.H 1 (H1, P.56)3 Jul 19431725La Spezia4 Jul 19430800La Spezia104Hydrophone watch in Ligurian Gulf.

H 1 (H1, P.56)7 Jul 19430727La Spezia7 Jul 19431430La Spezia31,9Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)10 Jul 19431030La Spezia10 Jul 19431618La Spezia12Demagnetization trials.

H 1 (H1, P.56)12 Jul 19431346La Spezia12 Jul 19431735La Spezia3Gyrocompass tests.

H 1 (H1, P.56)13 Jul 19430810La Spezia13 Jul 19431926La Spezia39Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)15 Jul 19430720La Spezia15 Jul 19431930La Spezia39,6Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)18 Jul 19430746La Spezia18 Jul 19431125La Spezia18,1Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)22 Jul 19430748La Spezia22 Jul 19431147La Spezia12,6Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)25 Jul 19430745La Spezia25 Jul 19431330La Spezia24,5Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)27 Jul 19430733La Spezia27 Jul 19431955La Spezia38Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)30 Jul 19430830La Spezia30 Jul 19431655La Spezia23,5Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)2 Aug 19430720La Spezia2 Aug 19431635La Spezia30Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)5 Aug 19430710La Spezia5 Aug 19431930La Spezia38,7Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)7 Aug 19431045La Spezia7 Aug 19431638La Spezia25,5Exercises.

7.H 1 (H1, P.56)9 Aug 19431632La Spezia10 Aug 19430735La Spezia102,1Defensive patrol in 44°00'N, 09°05'E, in Gulf of Genoa.
  9 Aug 19431812
1825 (e)
At 1812 hours, a destroyer was sighted blowing up at a distance of 20,000 metres. This was Vincenzo Gioberti who had been torpedoed by HM submarine Simoom.
  9 Aug 1943205044° 00'N, 9° 05'E
(0) Italian Grid 2484/1.
At 2050 hours, an enemy submarine was sighted at a distance of 8,000 metres steering 210°. This was HMS Simoom withdrawing after having sunk the destroyer Vincenzo Gioberti. H.1 closed to the attack but lost contact.

H 1 (H1, P.56)12 Aug 19430740La Spezia12 Aug 19431700La Spezia38Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)16 Aug 19431340La Spezia16 Aug 19431925La Spezia20Trials.

8.H 1 (H1, P.56)17 Aug 19432002La Spezia18 Aug 19430825La Spezia64,5Defensive patrol in Ligurian Gulf.

H 1 (H1, P.56)21 Aug 19430723La Spezia21 Aug 19431120La Spezia24,2Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)25 Aug 19430708La Spezia25 Aug 19431945La Spezia46,3Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)27 Aug 19430720La Spezia28 Aug 19430126La Spezia57,1Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)31 Aug 19430718La Spezia31 Aug 19431820La Spezia40,8Exercises.

H 1 (H1, P.56)7 Sep 19431600La Spezia8 Sep 19431230Ajaccio195Passage La Spezia-Ajaccio.

H 1 (H1, P.56)11 Sep 19430030Ajaccio12 Sep 19430700Portoferraio186Passage Ajaccio-Portoferraio.

H 1 (H1, P.56)12 Sep 19432100Portoferraio14 Sep 19432030Palermo355Passage Portoferraio-Palermo.

H 1 (H1, P.56)19 Sep 19431250Palermo20 Sep 19431750S. Maria (Malta)235Passage Palermo-S. Maria (Malta).

H 1 (H1, P.56)22 Sep 19431250S. Maria (Malta)22 Sep 19431750St Paul (Malta)15Passage S. Maria (Malta)-St. Paul (Malta).

H 1 (H1, P.56)2 Oct 19430716St Paul harbour (Malta)2 Oct 19430835Quarantine harbour (Malta)12Passage St. Paul harbour-Quarantine harbour (Malta).

Marcantonio Bragadino (BG)20 Oct 19430825Lazaretto Creek (Malta)26 Oct 19431040HaifaPassage Malta-Haifa to join Grupsom Levante with six other Italian submarines. She was unable to participate in the supplying of Leros because of engine defects. She was reported as useless and not worth refitting. Towed back to Taranto to be disarmed.

Marcantonio Bragadino (BG)30 Nov 19431500Haifa2 Dec 19431520AlexandriaPassage Haifa-Alexandria towed by the depot ship Mocenigo escorted by the destroyers Da Recco and Grecale.

Marcantonio Bragadino (BG)6 Dec 19430900Alexandria8 Dec 19431530TobrukPassage Alexandria-Taranto with the submarine Corridoni, the depot ship Mocenigo (towing Bragadino) and destroyers Da Recco and Grecale, but when the tow parted they were diverted to Tobruk.

Marcantonio Bragadino (BG)9 Dec 19431102Tobruk14 Dec 19431250TarantoPassage Tobruk-Taranto towed by the depot ship Mocenigo.

65 entries. 64 total patrol entries (8 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.

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