Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Eugenio Parodi

Tenente di Vascello

Born  27 Jan 1917La Spezia


21 Aug 1943 T.V.Tenente di Vascello


  Croce di guerra al valore militare
27 Mar 1946 Croce di guerra al valore militare

Career information

BENEDETTO BRIN (S.T.V. officer): from 17.01.1942 to June 1942+
. TURCHESE (or DELFINO? S.T.V. First Officer): from 15.07.1942 to ?
TURCHESE (T.V. C.O.): from 21.08.1943 to 11.12.1943.
JALEA (T.V. C.O.): from 23.01.1944 to 07.05.1944.
LUIGI SETTEMBRINI (T.V. C.O.): from 08.05.1944 to 15.11.1944 (sunk, Parodi survived).
FRATELLI BANDIERA (T.V. C.O.): from 19.04.1945 to 14.10.1945.

Commands listed for Eugenio Parodi

Submarine Type Rank From To
Turchese (TC)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.21 Aug 194311 Dec 1943
Jalea (IA)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.23 Jan 19447 May 1944
Luigi Settembrini (ST)Ocean goingT.V.8 May 194415 Nov 1944
Fratelli Bandiera (BA)Ocean goingT.V.19 Apr 194514 Oct 1945

Ships hit by Eugenio Parodi

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Eugenio Parodi

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Turchese (TC)24 Aug 19430725Bonifacio24 Aug 19431159Bonifacio26Exercises.

Turchese (TC)27 Aug 19430736Bonifacio27 Aug 19431222Bonifacio27,5Exercises.

Turchese (TC)31 Aug 19430747Bonifacio31 Aug 19431230Bonifacio24Exercises.

Turchese (TC)2 Sep 19430520Bonifacio2 Sep 19430759Villa Marina24Passage Bonifacio-Villa Marina.

1.Turchese (TC)7 Sep 19431515Villa Marina13 Sep 19430002Bone695Sailed for patrol in Gulf of Gaeta and Gulf of Paola with Topazio until the latter parted on the 10th, when on parallel of Anzio, slightly east of 11°E. Damaged by air attack off Bone at 2230 hours on the 11th and was taken in tow by the trawler HMS Stroma to Bone.
  7 Sep 19431600
(0) Near La Maddalena.
At 1600 hours, Turchese came under fire from a coastal battery, which fired three rounds. The shells fell some 200 meters short.
  11 Sep 19432127
2057 (e)
At 2127 hours, Turchese came under air attack from what was believed to be a Junker 88. The nearest bombs fell six meters off the port bow and exploded at a depth of ten meters. The submarine was seriously damaged and her port diesel engine was put out of action, but she reached Bone at 0002 hours on 13th September.

This was actually Hudson 'O' of 500 Squadron piloted by Pilot Officer G.M. Shires. The aircraft made two circuits, firing off the colors of the day on the second one. As there was no response, the submarine was attacked. The attack was carried out up moon from the starboard bow and a stick of four depth charges released, which straddled just forward of the conning tower. The submarine appeared to be diving stern first. Half an hour later, the aircraft received a signal from base ordering it to not attack unless the submarine was taking hostile action. What was believed to be the same submarine was sighted stern down and attacked and sunk by Bisley V/13 the next morning (this was probably Topazio).

Turchese (TC)14 Sep 19431330Bone14 Sep 19432200Bone30Passage Bone-Malta with Alagi, Giada, Platino, Galatea, Marea, Menotti and Brin, escorted by HMS Isis. She was towed by Marea, but the tow parted and she had to be towed back to Bone by a British vessel. Repairs completed on 24 September 1943.

Turchese (TC)27 Sep 19431721Bone28 Sep 19430730Bone59Passage Bone-Malta but broke down and had to be towed back to Bone by British tug or Motor launch.

Turchese (TC)1 Oct 19431630Bone2 Oct 19431715Bizerta123Passage Bone-Bizerta in tow.

Turchese (TC)4 Oct 19431130Bizerta6 Oct 19431030Malta251Passage Bizerta-Malta. She was the 23rd submarine to reach Malta and had to be towed by the trawler HMS Goth with Army harbour craft C.T.13 and HMS ML 480 and HMS HDML 1243 and with the trawler HMS Tango in a convoy of three merchant ships.

Turchese (TC)27 Nov 19431530Malta28 Nov 19430930Augusta117Passage Malta-Augusta, towed by the corvette Chimera.

Jalea (IA)27 Jan 19440730Augusta29 Jan 19440845Taranto263Passage Augusta-Taranto with destroyer Grecale, torpedo boats Cassiopea and Sirio and the corvettes Urania and Sibilla.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)6 Sep 19440907Taranto6 Sep 19441745Taranto44Trials.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)11 Sep 19440845Taranto11 Sep 19441705Taranto48Trials.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)16 Sep 19440900Taranto16 Sep 19441630Taranto41Trials.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)26 Sep 19440904Taranto26 Sep 19441245Taranto22Trials.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)27 Sep 19440817Taranto27 Sep 19441522Taranto50Trials.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)13 Oct 19440715Taranto13 Oct 19441720TarantoExercises.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)15 Oct 19440800Taranto15 Oct 19441615Taranto?Exercises.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)20 Oct 19440730Taranto20 Oct 19441730TarantoExercises.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)24 Oct 19441525Taranto26 Oct 19440900AugustaPassage Taranto-Augusta.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)29 Oct 19440600Augusta29 Oct 19441630Malta114Passage Augusta-Malta, escorted by the torpedo boat Indomito.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)30 Oct 19441600Malta3 Nov 19440314?Oran900Passage Malta-Oran, escorted by the torpedo boat Indomito.

Luigi Settembrini (ST)3 Nov 19441600Oran4 Nov 19440900Gibraltar891Passage Oran-Gibraltar, escorted by the torpedo boat Indomito [mileage is estimated].

Luigi Settembrini (ST)11 Nov 19440900Gibraltar15 Nov 19440221 GMTSunkPassage Gibraltar-Bermuda with convoy GUS-57. At 1530 hours on the 12th, Settembrini was detached to proceed to Horta Fayal Island (Azores) escorted by USS Frament (DE-677). At 0131 hours on the 15th, she collided with the destroyer escort in position 36°11'N, 19°45'W and sank. T.V. Parodi and seven men were saved, forty-two Italians and three Americans were lost. The destroyer escort USS Scott (DE-214) was sent to search for survivors and assist the damaged Frament, one plane of the air sea rescue was dispatched on 16/11 to search for survivors in 36°15'N, 18°22'W (yet Frament gave the position as 36°11'N, 19°45'W).
  15 Nov 1944
0121 (e)
36° 11'N, 19° 45'WThe destroyer escort USS Frament (DE-677) collided with the submarine who sank. Lt. Parodi and seven men were saved, forty-two Italians and three Americans were lost. The American liaison team on board Settembrini at the moment of her loss consisted of: Lt. (jg) Samuel Peter Bifarella, D-V(S), USNR, Radioman third class Caspar George DiMaggio 719 18 91, USN and Signalman second class Daniel D. Esposito 607 71 88, USN.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)24 Apr 19451235Haifa24 Apr 19452206Haifa82Exercises.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)2 May 19451301Haifa2 May 19452045Haifa70Exercises.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)5 May 19450740Haifa6 May 19451510Alexandria333Passage Haifa-Alexandria.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)7 May 19450645Alexandria7 May 19451514Alexandria50Exercises with the destroyer HMS Javelin. Cut short as the destroyer's sonar failed.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)10 May 19450645Alexandria10 May 19451430Alexandria41Exercises with the destroyer HMS Javelin.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)14 May 19450648Alexandria14 May 19451442Alexandria55Exercises with the destroyer HMS Javelin.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)18 May 19450705Alexandria18 May 19451350Alexandria53Exercises with the escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)25 May 19451320Alexandria25 May 19451638AlexandriaTrials.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)26 May 19450650Alexandria27 May 19451552Haifa313Passage Alexandria-Haifa.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)18 Jun 19452335Haifa18 Jun 19450945Alexandria313Passage Haifa-Alexandria.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)22 Jun 19450715Alexandria22 Jun 19451835Alexandria78Exercises with 837 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)7 Jul 19450653Alexandria7 Jul 19451424Alexandria50,5Exercises with the minesweeper HMS Welfare.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)17 Jul 19451040Alexandria17 Jul 19451820Alexandria61,5Exercises with the escort destroyers HMS Farndale and HMS Calpe.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)20 Jul 19450640Alexandria20 Jul 19451500Alexandria50Exercises with the destroyer HMS Liddesdale.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)26 Jul 19450740Alexandria26 Jul 19451500Alexandria46Exercises with the sloop HMS HMS Hind.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)29 Jul 19450650Alexandria29 Jul 19451445Alexandria47Exercises with the sloop HMS HMS Hind.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)30 Jul 19450700Alexandria30 Jul 19451423Alexandria44,6Exercises with the sloop HMS HMS Hind.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)2 Aug 19451329Alexandria4 Aug 19450818Haifa363Passage Alexandria-Haifa.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)17 Aug 19451405Haifa17 Aug 19451745Haifa22Trials.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)21 Sep 19451743Haifa23 Sep 19451155Alexandria311Passage Haifa-Alexandria.

Fratelli Bandiera (BA)6 Oct 19450606Alexandria10 Oct 19451315Brindisi859Passage Alexandria-Brindisi.

46 entries. 45 total patrol entries (1 marked as war patrols) and 3 events.

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