Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Leone Monteleoni

Born  15 Jul 1908


  T.V.Tenente di Vascello
  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


Career information

H.4 (T.V. C.O.): from 29.07.1940 to 26.10.1940.
AMBRA (T.V. C.O.): from 27.10.1940 to 25.01.1941.
Promoted to C.C. in January 1941.
H.4 (C.C. C.O.): from 25.01.1941 to 12.04.1941.
H.4 (C.C. resp.): from 11.10.1944 to 30.11.1944 (reserve at Taranto).
DANDOLO (C.C. C.O.): from 01.01.1945 to 09.02.1946.

Commands listed for Leone Monteleoni

Submarine Type Rank From To
H 4 (H4)CoastalT.V.29 Jul 194026 Oct 1940
Ambra (AM)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.27 Oct 194025 Jan 1941
H 4 (H4)CoastalC.C.25 Jan 194112 Apr 1941
H 4 (H4)CoastalC.C.11 Oct 194430 Nov 1944
Dandolo ( DO, I.16)Ocean goingC.C.1 Jan 19459 Feb 1946

Ships hit by Leone Monteleoni

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Leone Monteleoni

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
H 4 (H4)5 Aug 19400720La Spezia5 Aug 19401710La Spezia55Exercises. Possibly, this was a defensive patrol following a report that Force H was at sea.

H 4 (H4)14 Aug 19400900La Spezia14 Aug 19401645La Spezia48Exercises.

H 4 (H4)16 Aug 19400730La Spezia16 Aug 19401110La Spezia26Exercises.

H 4 (H4)24 Aug 19401305La Spezia24 Aug 19401750La Spezia30Exercises.

H 4 (H4)27 Aug 19400750La Spezia27 Aug 19401145La Spezia23Exercises.

H 4 (H4)28 Aug 19400800La Spezia28 Aug 19401630La Spezia53Exercises.

H 4 (H4)3 Sep 19401420La Spezia3 Sep 19401715La Spezia25Exercises.

H 4 (H4)17 Sep 19400705La Spezia17 Sep 19401655La Spezia50Exercises.

H 4 (H4)20 Sep 19401220La Spezia21 Sep 19400115La Spezia99,5Exercises.

H 4 (H4)14 Oct 19401250La Spezia14 Oct 19401810La Spezia49Exercises.

H 4 (H4)24 Oct 19401250La Spezia24 Oct 19401740La Spezia48Exercises.

Ambra (AM)10 Nov 19400942Taranto10 Nov 19401418Taranto34,5Exercises.

Ambra (AM)17 Nov 19400940Taranto17 Nov 19401656Taranto28Exercises.

Ambra (AM)22 Nov 19401330Taranto22 Nov 19401415Taranto0,3Exercises or change moorings?

Ambra (AM)29 Nov 19401700Taranto29 Nov 19401745Taranto0,1Exercises or change moorings?

Ambra (AM)2 Dec 19400931Taranto2 Dec 19401128Taranto4Exercises.

1.Ambra (AM)12 Dec 19400705Taranto21 Dec 19401758Taranto886,6Patrolled southwest of Corfu, within 10° miles on the parallel from 39°20'N, 19°30'E, on a barrage line with Sciesa. On 2nd October, the patrol was shifted 10 miles to the south.
  16 Dec 1940034639° 20'N, 19° 44'EAt 0346 hours, two destroyers were sighted at a range of 2,500 metres, steering 120°. The leading one turned toward Ambra and apparently dropped depth-charges at a distance. The submarine submerged and escaped.

2.Ambra (AM)30 Dec 19400710Taranto11 Jan 19411738Taranto832Patrolled south of the Otranto Straits on a line 090° - 10 miles from 39°00'N, 19°40'E. Uneventful.

H 4 (H4)25 Jan 19410920La Spezia25 Jan 19411100La Spezia15Exercises.

H 4 (H4)31 Jan 19410845La Spezia31 Jan 19411045La Spezia22Exercises.

3.H 4 (H4)2 Feb 19411950La Spezia3 Feb 19411545La Spezia100Defensive patrol against enemy force, which might bombard the Italian coast. Uneventful.

4.H 4 (H4)13 Mar 19411755La Spezia14 Mar 19411115La Spezia113Hydrophone watch in 44°03.5'N, 09°09'E. Uneventful.

5.H 4 (H4)25 Mar 19411820La Spezia26 Mar 19411040La Spezia99Hydrophone watch in 44°00'N, 09°15'E. Uneventful.

6.H 4 (H4)5 Apr 19412130La Spezia6 Apr 19410955La Spezia65,5Defensive patrol in 43°45'N, 09°30'E as an enemy naval force was reported approaching from the west. Uneventful.

H 4 (H4)10 Apr 19411520La Spezia10 Apr 19411745La Spezia25Exercises.

H 4 (H4)11 Oct 1944Taranto30 Nov 1944TarantoIn reserve at Taranto.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)1 Jan 1945date???Bermuda1 Jan 1945date???New London (Conn.)Passage Bermuda-New London (Conn.).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)25 Jan 19451730Portsmouth (NH)27 Jan 19450850New London (CT)180Passage Portsmouth (NH)-New London (CT) escorted by the destroyer escort USS George W. Ingram (DE-62).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)16 Feb 19451320New London (CT)16 Feb 19451945New London (CT)30Trials.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)17 Feb 19451415New London (CT)17 Feb 19451450New London (CT)0,5Changed anchorage.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)24 Feb 19450356New London (CT)24 Feb 19450155New London (CT)195Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)26 Feb 19451027New London (CT)26 Feb 19451130New London (CT)0,5Changed anchorage.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)2 Mar 19450500New London (CT)3 Mar 19451610New London (CT)104Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Thornhill (DE-195), USS Cates (DE-763), USS Gandy (DE-764) and USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765). On 3 March, USS Gandy escorted Dandolo, towed by a tug, when her steering failed.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)17 Mar 19450500New London (CT)23 Mar 19451610Guantanamo (Cuba)1508Passage New London (CT)-Guantanamo (Cuba) escorted by minesweeper USS Eager (AM-224).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)1 Apr 19450718Guantanamo1 Apr 19451434Guantanamo44Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)2 Apr 19450713Guantanamo2 Apr 19451502Guantanamo30Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)3 Apr 19450715Guantanamo3 Apr 19451458Guantanamo30Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)4 Apr 19450716Guantanamo4 Apr 19451710Guantanamo53Exercises with the destroyer USS Henry W. Tucker (DD-875).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)6 Apr 19450712Guantanamo6 Apr 19451652Guantanamo43Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)8 Apr 19450648Guantanamo8 Apr 19451510Guantanamo414Exercises with the escort carrier USS Core (CVE-13) and CortDiv 7 (Escort Division 7).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)14 Apr 19450725Guantanamo14 Apr 19451500Guantanamo29Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)18 Apr 19450735Guantanamo18 Apr 19451548Guantanamo31Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)20 Apr 19450715Guantanamo20 Apr 19451221Guantanamo37Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)21 Apr 19450720Guantanamo21 Apr 19451620Guantanamo52Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)29 Apr 19450716Guantanamo29 Apr 19451630Guantanamo38Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)1 May 19450720Guantanamo1 May 19451545Guantanamo43Exercises with high-speed transport USS Myers (APD-105, ex DE-595).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)2 May 19450718Guantanamo2 May 19451614Guantanamo40Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)3 May 19450740Guantanamo3 May 19451445Guantanamo40Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)9 May 19450915Guantanamo9 May 19451805Guantanamo40Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)10 May 19450645Guantanamo10 May 19451450Guantanamo39Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)15 May 19450625Guantanamo15 May 19451550Guantanamo45Exercises with the destroyer USS Vesole (DD-878). and the minesweeper USS Quail (AM-377). Quail reported scoring thirteen hits in twenty-two runs with hedgehogs,

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)16 May 19450701Guantanamo16 May 19451015Guantanamo27Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)18 May 19450625Guantanamo18 May 19451528Guantanamo38Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)19 May 19450635Guantanamo19 May 19451400Guantanamo38Exercises with the destroyer USS Beatty (DD-756).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)27 May 19450620Guantanamo27 May 19451020Guantanamo22Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)28 May 19450640Guantanamo28 May 19451455Guantanamo38Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)29 May 19450633Guantanamo29 May 19451440Guantanamo39Exercises with the destroyer USS Gearing (DD-710) and the high speed transport USS Joseph M. Auman ( (APD-117).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)30 May 19450638Guantanamo30 May 19451506Guantanamo40Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)3 Jun 19450650Guantanamo3 Jun 19451506Guantanamo40Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)5 Jun 19450643Guantanamo5 Jun 19451425Guantanamo30Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)6 Jun 19450659Guantanamo6 Jun 19451541Guantanamo40Exercises. Possibly exercised with the destroyer escort USS Ramsden (DE-382).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)11 Jun 19450700Guantanamo11 Jun 19451720Guantanamo60Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)13 Jun 19451035Guantanamo13 Jun 19451745Guantanamo38Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)15 Jun 19450810Guantanamo15 Jun 19451605Guantanamo40Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)18 Jun 19450827Guantanamo18 Jun 19451640Guantanamo34Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Burrows (DE-105).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)3 Jul 19451015Guantanamo3 Jul 19451735Guantanamo37Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)4 Jul 19450655Guantanamo4 Jul 19451443Guantanamo42Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Herbert C. Jones (DE-137) and USS J.R.Y. Blakely (DE-140) of CortDiv 9 (Escort Division 9).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)5 Jul 19450640Guantanamo5 Jul 19451410Guantanamo30Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)6 Jul 19450640Guantanamo6 Jul 19451125Guantanamo23Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)8 Jul 19450715Guantanamo8 Jul 19451400Guantanamo33Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Inch (DE-146) and USS Snowden (DE-246).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)10 Jul 19450638Guantanamo10 Jul 19451512Guantanamo36Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)12 Jul 19450710Guantanamo12 Jul 19451355Guantanamo45Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Stanton (DE-247) and USS Swasey (DE-248).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)13 Jul 19450639Guantanamo13 Jul 19451424Guantanamo38Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)14 Jul 19450625Guantanamo14 Jul 19451008Guantanamo26Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)16 Jul 19450650Guantanamo16 Jul 19451245Guantanamo35Exercises with the destroyers USS Steinaker (DD-863) and USS Bordelon (DD-881).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)17 Jul 19450650Guantanamo17 Jul 19451245Guantanamo27Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)19 Jul 19451238Guantanamo19 Jul 19451744Guantanamo24Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)21 Jul 19450645Guantanamo21 Jul 19451500Guantanamo38Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)22 Jul 19450635Guantanamo22 Jul 19451439Guantanamo37Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)23 Jul 19450638Guantanamo23 Jul 19451410Guantanamo29Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)23 Jul 19450638Guantanamo23 Jul 19451410Guantanamo29Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)26 Jul 19450645Guantanamo26 Jul 19451350Guantanamo29Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)27 Jul 19450635Guantanamo27 Jul 19451405Guantanamo37Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)28 Jul 19450635Guantanamo28 Jul 19451500Guantanamo32Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)29 Jul 19451150Guantanamo29 Jul 19451745Guantanamo24Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)30 Jul 19450935Guantanamo30 Jul 19451650Guantanamo30Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)12 Aug 19450640Guantanamo12 Aug 19451430Guantanamo31Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)14 Aug 19450640Guantanamo14 Aug 19451420Guantanamo32Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)19 Aug 19450640Guantanamo19 Aug 19451445Guantanamo31Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)21 Aug 19450645Guantanamo21 Aug 19451420Guantanamo30Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)23 Aug 19450730Guantanamo23 Aug 19451450Guantanamo31Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)24 Aug 19450630Guantanamo24 Aug 19451345Guantanamo32Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)26 Aug 19450730Guantanamo26 Aug 19451640Guantanamo42Exercises with the destroyer USS Selfridge (DD-357) and the high speed transport USS Cread (APD-88).

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)27 Aug 19450800Guantanamo27 Aug 19451500Guantanamo30Exercises.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)24 Sep 19451320Guantanamo30 Sep 19450800Guantanamo994,5Passage Guantanamo-Port Royal with Atropo and Speri, escorted by the patrol vessel USS PC-1192.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)5 Oct 19451240Port Royal16 Oct 19450950Ponto Delgada1955Passage Port Royal-Ponto Delgada with Onice, Atropo, Speri, Vortice, Marea and Da Procida, escorted by the salvage vessel USS Chain (ARS-20). At 1607 hours on 5th September, she ran aground on a shoal in the narrow channel. Towed away by Chain (ARS-20) at 1840 hours on the same day. Bermuda records them leaving on 4th October.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)21 Oct 19451210Ponto Delgada26 Oct 19450725Gibraltar1002Passage Ponto Delgada-Gibraltar.

Dandolo ( DO, I.16)28 Oct 19451310Gibraltar3 Nov 19451045Taranto1310,5Passage Gibraltar-Taranto with Da Procida, Onice, Atropo, Speri, Vortice and Marea, escorted by USS Chain (ARS-20). Met off Taranto by Italian torpedo boats Libra (LB), Ariete (AE) and Cassiopea (CS).

98 entries. 98 total patrol entries (6 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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