Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Stefano Nurra

Born  6 Jun 1903Oristano


  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


29 Mar 1943 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare

Career information

ALAGI: From 06.05.1940 to 15.11.1940.
ALAGI: From 20.11.1940 to 14.04.1941.
From 05.10.1941, served at Marina La Maddalena S.C.S.M.
From 21.04.1943, served as First Officer of the light cruiser EUGENIO DI SAVOIA.

Commands listed for Stefano Nurra

Submarine Type Rank From To
Alagi (AL, N.58)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.6 May 194015 Nov 1940
Alagi (AL, N.58)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.20 Nov 194014 Apr 1941

Ships hit by Stefano Nurra

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Stefano Nurra

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
1.Alagi (AL, N.58)9 Jun 19401550Cagliari20 Jun 19400934Cagliari817Patrolled near Cape Zebib (Bizerta). She may have been sighted by the French submarine Vengeur on 11th June. The French torpedo boats L'Alcyon, Bombarde and L'Iphigénie were sent to hunt her and dropped thirty-two depth-charges but Alagi was not in the vicinity.

2.Alagi (AL, N.58)3 Jul 19401447Cagliari6 Jul 19401235Cagliari363Patrolled off Cagliari in 37°40'N,07°12' E, on a line with Axum, Turchese and Aradam. Uneventful.

3.Alagi (AL, N.58)15 Jul 19402350Cagliari16 Jul 19400625Cagliari60Sailed for patrol, on a line 10 miles from 37°45'N, 08°20'E, on a patrol line with Aradam to intercept a battleship force, but was quickly recalled.

4.Alagi (AL, N.58)22 Jul 19401553Cagliari9 Aug 19402310La Maddalena2209Sailed with Aradam for patrol off Cape Palos and Cape De Gata on 36°00'N parallel between 03°20'W and 04°40'W. Sighted only Spanish and neutral vessels.

5.Alagi (AL, N.58)30 Aug 19402105La Maddalena5 Sep 19401050La Maddalena786Patrolled north of Cape Bougaroni on a line with Aradam, Diaspro and Medusa, in 38°00'N, 09°00'E. Uneventful, except for a false alarm at 0200 hours on 1st September.

Alagi (AL, N.58)10 Sep 19401649La Maddalena11 Sep 19401240Cagliari172Passage La Maddalena-Cagliari with Medusa.

6.Alagi (AL, N.58)23 Sep 19402327Cagliari29 Sep 19401250Cagliari838Sailed with Medusa, preceded by the magnetic minesweeper Balear. Patrolled south of Sardinia, between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 06°40'E and 07°10'E, and off Cape Bougaroni and Cape de Fer. Uneventful. Sighted only a Spanish vessel on 27th September.

7.Alagi (AL, N.58)9 Nov 19401842Cagliari13 Nov 19401653Cagliari537Sailed to form a patrol line with Aradam, Axum, Diaspro and Medusa, 315° - La Galite - 140 miles, north of Cape Bougaroni. Uneventful except for the bad weather.

8.Alagi (AL, N.58)26 Nov 19400120Cagliari30 Nov 19401902Cagliari464Patrolled in 37°40'N, 10°00'E on a line with Axum, Diaspro and Aradam. Uneventful.

Alagi (AL, N.58)20 Dec 19401900Cagliari22 Dec 19400940Messina348Passage Cagliari-Messina.

Alagi (AL, N.58)25 Dec 19402355Messina29 Dec 19402015Pola709Passage Messina-Pola. Uneventful, but encountered heavy weather and her starboard engine broke down. Sighted only Italian ships.

Alagi (AL, N.58)2 Feb 19410853Pola2 Feb 19411745Monfalcone69Passage Pola-Monfalcone.

Alagi (AL, N.58)4 Apr 19410800Pola4 Apr 19411740Venice75Passage Pola-Venice.

Alagi (AL, N.58)6 Apr 19411050Venice6 Apr 19411230Venice3,5Changed anchorage.

14 entries. 14 total patrol entries (8 marked as war patrols) and 0 events.

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