Italian submarines in World War Two
Vittorio Patrelli Campagnano
Tenente di Vascello
|Born||13 Dec 1917||Santa Maria Capua Vetere (Naples)|
|Died||7 Sep 2013||(95)||Taranto|
Career informationLUCIANO MANARA (G.M. then S.T.V. officer): from 12.06.1940 to November 1940+.
Promoted S.T.V. on ?
PLATINO (S.T.V. then T.V. First Officer): from 01.11.1941 to June 1942+.
Promoted T.V. on ?
PLATINO: From 23.12.1942 to 31.07.1944.
In 1944: Assistant of Head of COMANDO SUPERIORE SOMMERGIBILI.
Commands listed for Vittorio Patrelli Campagnano
|Platino (PT)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||23 Dec 1942||31 Jul 1944|
Ships hit by Vittorio Patrelli Campagnano
|Date||Submarine||Ship hit||Type||GRT||Nat.||Loss type|
|1.||30 Jan 1943||Platino||HMS Samphire||Corvette||925||Sunk|
|2.||7 Feb 1943||Platino||HMS Tervani||Armed trawler||409||Sunk|
War patrols listed for Vittorio Patrelli Campagnano
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Platino (PT)||27 Dec 1942||0918||Naples||27 Dec 1942||1607||Naples||18||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||30 Dec 1942||1601||Naples||30 Dec 1942||1825||Naples||24,5||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||4 Jan 1943||0850||Naples||5 Jan 1943||1605||La Spezia||333||Passage Naples-La Spezia.|
|Platino (PT)||9 Jan 1943||0802||La Spezia||9 Jan 1943||1610||La Spezia||66||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||10 Jan 1943||0808||La Spezia||10 Jan 1943||1250||La Spezia||26||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||19 Jan 1943||0735||La Spezia||19 Jan 1943||1308||La Spezia||35||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||20 Jan 1943||0734||La Spezia||20 Jan 1943||1315||La Spezia||44||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||20 Jan 1943||1737||La Spezia||20 Jan 1943||2040||La Spezia||34||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||25 Jan 1943||0232||Naples||26 Jan 1943||1045||Cagliari||379||Passage La Spezia-Cagliari with the submarine Acciaio.|
|1.||Platino (PT)||27 Jan 1943||1702||Cagliari||31 Jan 1943||1010||Cagliari||534||Patrolled off Bougie, to operate against an expected enemy convoy, between 37°20'N and the Algerian coast, and between 05°20'E and 05°40'E, on a patrol line with Acciaio.|
|29 Jan 1943||0350||At 0350 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 4,000 metres on a southeasterly course. Platino had the moon behind her and elected to dive.|
|30 Jan 1943||0017|
|36° 56'N, 5° 40'E||At 2348 hours on 29th January, the lookout aft spotted a dark shape emerging from the mist on the starboard beam astern. The first reaction of T.V. Vittorio Patrelli Campagnano was to turn away as only his stern tubes were ready. They now appeared as small vessels and by midnight, the targets appeared to be corvettes and ten minutes later the forward tubes were readied to fire.|
At 0017 hours on 30th January, four torpedoes (533mm, G7e type) were fired from the bow tubes at a range of 1,000 metres, at the corvettes. After 54 seconds (giving a running range of 750 metres) a hit was observed aft of the first corvette and 14 seconds later (run of 950 metres) two torpedoes hit the second corvette and she blew up in a tremendous explosion. After another 17 seconds, a third corvette appeared to have been hit giving a range of 1,200 metres. Platino turned to fire her stern torpedoes.
Only one corvette was hit, this was HMS Samphire (K 128, 925 tons) and she was sunk by a single torpedo hit. A total of two officers and thirty-one ratings were picked up, some by the escort destroyer HMS Zetland. Three officers and forty-two ratings killed or missing.
At 0023 hours, two stern torpedoes (533mm, S.I.C. type) were fired at a range of 2,000 metres aimed at an 8,000-ton freighter and one hit after 85 seconds (giving a rum of 1,900 metres) the vessel which blew up.
This result has not been confirmed by Allied sources.
|30 Jan 1943||0210||At 0210 hours, a destroyer was sighted and the submarine dived.|
|Platino (PT)||6 Feb 1943||0711||Cagliari||6 Feb 1943||1125||Cagliari||20||Exercises.|
|2.||Platino (PT)||6 Feb 1943||1343||Cagliari||9 Feb 1943||0845||Cagliari||457||Patrolled north of Djidjelli, Algeria, between 37°20'N and the Algerian coast, and between 05°40'E and 06°00'E, on a patrol line with Gorgo and Acciaio.|
|7 Feb 1943||2212|
|37° 16'N, 6° 26'E||At 2147 hours, four vessels were sighted approaching at a distance of 5,000 metres. Shortly after, they could be made out as two large merchantmen escorted by two vessels making only about 6 knots. Platino closed at reduced speed as the phosphorescence of the sea could betray her presence.|
At 2212 hours, four torpedoes were fired from the bow tubes (533mm, G7e type) at a range of 2,500 metres, aimed at the larger vessel described as a 10,000-ton freighter. Three minutes later, a hit was observed (giving a running range of 2,520 metres) and the vessel disappeared in a cloud of smoke.
The target was the British armed trawler HMT Tervani (409 tons) and she was hit and sunk. Tervani was towing the French water tanker Mory Mazout II (762 GRT, built 1908), escorted by the armed trawlers HMT Achroite (FY.914) and HMT Arnold Bennett (FY.1939). There were only two survivors. The two trawlers chased the submarine and left Mory Mazout II unattended. She was found derelict by the destroyer HMS Bicester escorting convoy M.K.S.8 and she detached the corvette HMCS Kitchener to stand by. Eventually the water tanker was towed to Philippeville by the tug HMS Jaunty.
|7 Feb 1943||2347|
|37° 08'N, 6° 05'E||At 2315 hours, Platino was circling on the surface to renew the attack on the Mory Mazout II convoy, when a new convoy was observed to arrive at a distance of 6,000 metres. Initially, it was thought to consist of three large merchant ships escorted by four destroyers but was later assessed to be three large and two small merchant ships escorted by two destroyers.|
At 2347 hours, two stern torpedoes (533mm, S.I.C. type) were fired at a range of 1,800 metres aimed at a 15,000-ton freighter. They were observed to miss closely ahead a destroyer and the merchant vessel suddenly turned to port and the torpedoes missed.
The target was Empire Dace (716 GRT, built 1942) of the REDRUTH convoy in company with two LSTs Mitsoa and Bachaquero and two merchant vessels bound from Philippeville to Oran, steering 250°, 11 knots, escorted by the minesweepers HMS Rothesay (s.o.), HMS Felixstowe (s.o. 13th Minesweeper Flotilla), HMS Polruan and HMS Brixham.
Felixstowe reported a torpedo missed her by only 3-5 yards and dropped four depth-charges but without observing any result.
|Platino (PT)||14 Feb 1943||1410||Cagliari||14 Feb 1943||1814||Cagliari||20||Exercises.|
|3.||Platino (PT)||16 Feb 1943||1758||Cagliari||20 Feb 1943||1000||Cagliari||451||Patrolled off Bougie, between 37°20'N and the Algerian coast, and between 05°00'E and 05°20'E, on a patrol line with Wolframio and Argento.|
|18 Feb 1943||0555||37° 22'N, 5° 04'E||At 0440 hours and again at 0505 hours, firing was sighted straight ahead in the distance and was at first believed to the submarine Asteria under air attack (she had actually been sunk the previous day). By this time, it appeared that it was also a convoy under attack.|
At 0543 hours, as Platino closed on the surface, shadows were sighted at a distance of 4,000 metres. The first one was identified as a destroyer leading the convoy, steering 090°.
At 0555 hours, four torpedoes were fired from the bow tubes (533mm, G7e type) at a distance of 700 metres aimed at the destroyer. The destroyer appeared to turn toward the submarine, but this only part of her zigzagging pattern. A minute later, Platino dived.
At 0559 hours, an explosion was heard giving a range of 3,600 metres. It was obvious that the destroyer had been missed but T.V. Patrelli Campagnano thought that he may have hit a vessel behind it.
|Platino (PT)||23 Feb 1943||0710||Cagliari||24 Feb 1943||0855||Naples||280||Passage Cagliari-Naples.|
|Platino (PT)||25 Feb 1943||1405||Naples||25 Feb 1943||1533||Naples||9||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||16 Mar 1943||1405||Naples||16 Mar 1943||1533||Castellammare di Stabia||11,08||Passage Naples-Castellammare di Stabia.|
|Platino (PT)||30 Mar 1943||1412||Castellammare di Stabia||30 Mar 1943||1808||Castellammare di Stabia||23,2||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||5 Apr 1943||1630||Castellammare di Stabia||5 Apr 1943||1850||Pozzuoli||22||Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Pozzuoli.|
|Platino (PT)||9 Apr 1943||1410||Pozzuoli||9 Apr 1943||1615||Pozzuoli||10||Exercises.|
|4.||Platino (PT)||11 Apr 1943||2330||Pozzuoli||17 Apr 1943||1115||La Maddalena||678||Patrolled between 39°30'N and 39°40'N, and between 07°45'E and 08°15'E.|
|12 Apr 1943||1045||At 1045 hours, the submarine Benedetto Brin was sighted. She had also been sighted at dawn.|
|Platino (PT)||1 May 1943||0730||La Maddalena||1 May 1943||1407||Ajaccio||71,4||Passage La Maddalena-Ajaccio.|
|Platino (PT)||8 May 1943||0818||Ajaccio||8 May 1943||1123||Ajaccio||11,3||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||18 May 1943||1315||Ajaccio||18 May 1943||1950||La Maddalena||71,8||Passage Ajaccio-La Maddalena.|
|5.||Platino (PT)||29 May 1943||2145||La Maddalena||2 Jun 1943||1354||Naples||657||Patrolled west of Sardinia, between 38°00'N and 38°40'N, and between 07°00'E and 07°40'E.|
|1 Jun 1943||1350||At 1350 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and repeatedly hit with light machine-guns but it did not explode or sink.|
|Platino (PT)||9 Jun 1943||0912||Naples||9 Jun 1943||1127||Pozzuoli||13||Passage Naples-Pozzuoli.|
|Platino (PT)||15 Jun 1943||0130||Pozzuoli||16 Jun 1943||0733||La Maddalena||228,5||Passage Naples-La Maddalena.|
|6.||Platino (PT)||17 Jun 1943||0405||La Maddalena||22 Jun 1943||2320||La Maddalena||338||Patrolled off Cape de Fe, between 37°40'N and Algerian coast, and between 07°20'E and 08°15'E.|
|18 Jun 1943||2245||At 2245 hours, information was received of a convoy proceeding off the Algerian coast. For most of the next day, Platino proceeded to intercept. The convoy was then reported off Cape de Fer but no contact was made.|
|19 Jun 1943||2319||37° 05'N, 7° 10'E|
|At 2319 hours, an aircraft was seen and dropped a flare 200 metres from Platino. The submarine dived and heard bombs exploding a few minutes later.|
|20 Jun 1943||0456|
|37° 05'N, 7° 10'E||At 0546 hours, an aircraft was sighted which passed close to the submarine. Platino dived but was not attacked.|
This was Hudson 'J' (FK.711) of 608 Squadron piloted by Flight Sergeant B. Linnell. It made a radar contact but was unable to attack.
|Platino (PT)||25 Jun 1943||0516||La Maddalena||25 Jun 1943||1230||Ajaccio||69,3||Passage La Maddalena-Ajaccio.|
|Platino (PT)||1 Jul 1943||1430||Ajaccio||1 Jul 1943||1734||Ajaccio||17||Exercises.|
|7.||Platino (PT)||10 Jul 1943||0405||Ajaccio||12 Jul 1943||2320||Naples||751||Sailed with Diaspro for patrol in zone 98 [between 38°00'N and 38°20'N, and between 08°40'E and 09°00'E], south of Sardinia, but defects forced her to go to Naples.|
|10 Jul 1943||1009||At 1009 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|10 Jul 1943||1239||At 1239 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|10 Jul 1943||1703||At 1703 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|10 Jul 1943||2031||At 2031 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|11 Jul 1943||0130|
(0) Probably south of Sardinia.
|At 0130 hours, an Italian submarine was sighted. It did not appear to be Diaspro.|
|Platino (PT)||13 Jul 1943||1802||Naples||13 Jul 1943||1928||Pozzuoli||17,5||Passage Naples-Pozzuoli.|
|8.||Platino (PT)||16 Jul 1943||1550||Pozzuoli||21 Jul 1943||0645||Naples||559||Patrolled off Syracuse, between 37°10'N and 37°30'N, and between 15°20'E and 15°40'E.|
|18 Jul 1943||1150||At 1150 hours, an enemy destroyer was sighted at a distance of 6,000 metres.|
|18 Jul 1943||1407||At 1407 hours, an enemy destroyer was sighted on a southeast course.|
|18 Jul 1943||1412||37° 12'N, 15° 21'E||Between 1127 and 1150 hours, the masts and funnel of a destroyer were observed through the periscope at a distance of 6,000 metres.|
At 1349-1407 hours, a destroyer was again sighted.
At 1412 hours, a 15-16,000-ton two-funnel troop transport in a convoy was observed leaving Augusta.
At 1428 hours, four torpedoes (533mm, G7e type) were fired at a range of 3,500-4,000 metres, aimed a this transport. Upon firing, Platino went deep. An explosion was heard after 6 minutes giving a running range of 5,040 metres.
The target was the troop transport HMS Ulster Monarch (3,791 tons, built 1930) in company with the commando troopships HMS Princess Beatrix (4,135 tons, built 1939) and HMS Prins Albert (2,938 tons, built 1937). They had just left harbour at 1400 hours, escorted by the escort destroyers HMS Ledbury, HMS Blencathra, HMS Quantock and one other. It was missed.
|20 Jul 1943||1344||At 1344 hours, a large formation of American four-engine bombers was seen and the submarine dived.|
|Platino (PT)||29 Jul 1943||2357||Naples||31 Jul 1943||0800||La Maddalena||245||Passage Naples-La Maddalena.|
|Platino (PT)||4 Aug 1943||0830||La Maddalena||4 Aug 1943||0930||Porto Palma (Caprera)||11,5||Passage La Maddalena-Porto Palma (Caprera).|
|Platino (PT)||5 Aug 1943||1125||Porto Palma||6 Aug 1943||0130?||Mezzo Schifo||15||Passage Porto Palma-Mezzo Schifo.|
|Platino (PT)||6 Aug 1943||1815||Mezzo Schifo||6 Aug 1943||1916||Porto Palma||11,5||Passage Mezzoschifo-Porto Palma.|
|Platino (PT)||7 Aug 1943||0945||Porto Palma||7 Aug 1943||1053||Mezzo Schifo||11,5||Passage Porto Palma-Mezzo Schifo.|
|Platino (PT)||8 Aug 1943||0850||Mezzo Schifo||8 Aug 1943||1003||Porto Palma||12||Passage Mezzo Schifo-Porto Palma.|
|Platino (PT)||9 Aug 1943||1424||Porto Palma||9 Aug 1943||1804||Porto Palma||23||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||10 Aug 1943||0855||Porto Palma||10 Aug 1943||0925||Villamarina||2,5||Passage Porto Palma-Villamarina.|
|Platino (PT)||21 Aug 1943||0850||Villamarina||21 Aug 1943||0915||Mezzo Schifo||2,5||Passage Villamarina-Mezzo Schifo.|
|Platino (PT)||23 Aug 1943||0436||Mezzo Schifo||23 Aug 1943||0645||Bonifacio||23||Passage Mezzo Schifo-Bonifacio.|
|Platino (PT)||26 Aug 1943||1411||Bonifacio||26 Aug 1943||1720||Bonifacio||19||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||30 Aug 1943||0805||Bonifacio||30 Aug 1943||1130||Bonifacio||18,5||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||4 Sep 1943||0500||Bonifacio||4 Sep 1943||0750||La Maddalena||32||Passage Bonifacio-La Maddalena.|
|9.||Platino (PT)||7 Sep 1943||1420||La Maddalena||11 Sep 1943||1525||Bone||811,9||Sailed for patrol between Sicily and Salerno then surrendered at Bone.|
|Platino (PT)||14 Sep 1943||1350||Bone||16 Sep 1943||1314||Malta||332||Passage Bone-Malta, with submarines Alagi, Brin, Galatea, Giada, Marea, Menotti and Turchese, escorted by the destroyer HMS Isis.|
|Platino (PT)||6 Oct 1943||1545||Malta||8 Oct 1943||1032||Naples||530||Passage Malta-Naples with submarines Onice and Vortice, escorted by the minesweeper HMS Stornoway. The submarine was used to supply power to the city of Naples.|
|Platino (PT)||30 Nov 1943||0810||Naples||30 Nov 1943||1305||Naples||29||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||3 Dec 1943||1030||Naples||3 Dec 1943||1130||Castellammare di Stabia||10,5||Passage Naples-Castellmare di Stabia.|
|Platino (PT)||5 Dec 1943||1250||Castellammare di Stabia||7 Dec 1943||1600||Taranto||438||Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Taranto.|
|Platino (PT)||8 Dec 1943||1800||Taranto||9 Dec 1943||1130||Brindisi||151||Passage Taranto-Brindisi.|
|Platino (PT)||9 Jan 1944||1230||Brindisi||9 Jan 1944||1700||Brindisi||28,5||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||12 Jan 1944||0940||Brindisi||12 Jan 1944||1600||Brindisi||25||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||15 Jan 1944||0800||Brindisi||15 Jan 1944||1200||Brindisi||4||Gyrocompass tests.|
|Platino (PT)||16 Jan 1944||1115||Brindisi||16 Jan 1944||1637||Brindisi||12||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||22 Jan 1944||0940||Brindisi||22 Jan 1944||1652||Brindisi||13,7||Exercises.|
|10.||Platino (PT)||26 Jan 1944||1258||Brindisi||2 Feb 1944||0909||Brindisi||515||Special mission near Adige on western coast of the Gulf of Venice. An Italian Air Force officer and a radioman (and?) were landed (OSS sponsored PEAR team). According to Max Corvo, seven agents (three missions) were landed in two separate points. The first was south of Chioggia near the Adige River, where one mission was led by two agents, one of them an Italian Air Force captain, Bruno Rossoni of Padua and an Italian Air Force Petty Officer Gateano Neglia of Palermo (PEAR mission). The other two missions were to be landed near Parenzo (Istria) by Italian Army Lieutenant Egon De Basseggio from Trieste with an Italian Navy P.O from Palermo (FIG mission) and the other (PLUM mission), was headed by Italian Captain Cristoforo De Hartungen from Bolzano, with his W/T operator, an Italian Navy seaman Salvatore Amodio of Palermo. All were landed successfully [the submarine patrol report mentions five agents landed near the Adige and two near Parenzo].|
|30 Jan 1944||0014||45° 08'N, 12° 19'E|
(0) South of Adige River.
|At 0014 hours, five agents from three missions were landed. An Italian Air Force Captain, Bruno Rossoni of Padua and an Italian Air Force Petty Officer Gateano Neglia of Palermo ("PEAR" mission), an Italian Army Lieutenant Egon De Basseggio from Trieste ("FIG" mission) and the third mission was headed by Italian Captain Cristoforo De Hartungen from Bolzano with his W/T operator, an Italian Navy seaman Salvatore Amodio from Palermo ("PLUM" mission) . They made contact by radio on 9th February 1944. Corvo may have mixed up the teams in his book.|
|31 Jan 1944||0015||45° 15'N, 13° 35'E|
|At 0015 hours, two agents were landed.|
|Platino (PT)||14 Feb 1944||1216||Brindisi||14 Feb 1944||1645||Brindisi||16,5||Exercises.|
|11.||Platino (PT)||16 Feb 1944||1238||Brindisi||24 Feb 1944||1242||Brindisi||1008||Landed a group on Western coast of Gulf of Venice. Probably operations IAGO (at Cortellazzo in 45°32'N 12°43'E, three SOE agents), FALSTAFF and CORDELIA (at Comacchio in 44°42'N, 12°11'E, nine OSS agents). One of these teams (RAISIN) from OSS, operated in the Bologna area successfully. Another team (LEMON) made radio contact on 21st March, but it was later determined that they had been captured and executed and the Germans were operating the radio. A third team (BANANA) was captured.|
|20 Feb 1944||2157|
(0) One mile from Punta Del Dente on 45.18 N parallel (south of Cortelazzo).
|At 2157 hours, three SOE agents (Special operation IAGO) were landed.|
|21 Feb 1944||2308||44° 44'N, 12° 15'E|
(0) Near Comacchio.
|At 2308 hours, six or nine OSS agents were landed. These were special operations FALSTAFF and CORDELIA and Mission ZELLA (Antonio Farneti, Celso Minardi and Alberto Grimaldi). According to the head of mission ZELLA, Antonio Farneti, they left at 2130 hours on the 21st, but because of heavy seas, they reached the coast only at 0230 hours on 22nd.|
|Platino (PT)||10 Mar 1944||0937||Brindisi||10 Mar 1944||1612||Brindisi||31||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||15 Mar 1944||0928||Brindisi||15 Mar 1944||1647||Brindisi||39||Exercises.|
|12.||Platino (PT)||19 Mar 1944||1127||Brindisi||25 Mar 1944||1050||Brindisi||903||Landed three groups of agents near Rimini, Cortellazzo and Chioggia. They were to operate in Bologna, Milan and La Spezia. According to Max Corvo, these were three SI teams: Apple, Grape 1 and Prune. However all were captured within a few hours. The leader of Grape 1, Italian Army Captain Fiorentini and his radio operator were executed on the spot. The leader of Prune was personally interrogated by SS General Wolff.|
|22 Mar 1944||0115||44° 44'N, 12° 16'E||At 0115 hours, the submarine landed four OSS agents (in all seven persons according to the patrol report) (operation ATHOS).|
|23 Mar 1944||0005||45° 31'N, 12° 42'E|
(0) Cortellazo and Adige River.
|At 0005 hours, the submarine landed eight OSS agents of two groups (operations PORTHOS and D'ARTAGNAN).|
|Platino (PT)||11 Apr 1944||1402||Brindisi||11 Apr 1944||1715||Brindisi||15,4||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||19 Apr 1944||0754||Brindisi||19 Apr 1944||1131||Brindisi||29,8||Exercises.|
|13.||Platino (PT)||20 Apr 1944||1357||Brindisi||27 Apr 1944||0806||Brindisi||824,7||Special Operation ACORN (and LEEDS?). Landed a group of agents near Cortelazzo. Max Corvo makes no mention of this mission.|
|22 Apr 1944||2030||At 2030 hours, a German hospital ship was sighted at a distance of 6,000 metres on 135° course.|
|24 Apr 1944||0110||45° 33'N, 12° 48'E||At 0110 hours, four agents were landed. They were reported as three OSS agents (Special operation ACORN and operation LEEDS?).|
At 0150 hours, the submarine heard shots being fired and it was believed the party had been discovered.
|Platino (PT)||20 May 1944||0751||Brindisi||20 May 1944||1132||Brindisi||25||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||7 Jun 1944||0810||Brindisi||7 Jun 1944||1200||Brindisi||20,5||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||10 Jun 1944||1400||Brindisi||10 Jun 1944||1800||Brindisi||3||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||13 Jun 1944||0807||Brindisi||13 Jun 1944||1613||Brindisi||37||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||16 Jun 1944||1344||Brindisi||16 Jun 1944||1727||Brindisi||18||Exercises.|
|Platino (PT)||19 Jun 1944||0807||Brindisi||19 Jun 1944||1250||Brindisi||20||Exercises.|
|14.||Platino (PT)||21 Jun 1944||0823||Brindisi||29 Jun 1944||1435||Brindisi||783,3||Special Operation DRUPPE off Porto Garibaldi, Comacchio. According to Max Corvo, the mission was transferred to a fishing vessel and three members of the underground were to be taken back.|
|26 Jun 1944||0103||44° 42'N, 12° 27'E||At 0103 hours, the submarine landed three agents (operation DRUPE) and picked up one person. One of the agents landed was the radio operator Arturo 'Tonino' Spazzoli who collaborated with the ZELLA mission, accompanied by two radio operators Pasquale Recapito and Italo Turco. Spazzoli was later caught and executed by the Germans.|
90 entries. 74 total patrol entries (14 marked as war patrols) and 29 events.