Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Renato Pecori

Born  26 Feb 1913Naples
Died  12 Aug 1942(29)Killed in action


  T.V.Tenente di Vascello


18 Dec 1951 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare (posthumous)

Career information

DAGABUR (T.V. C.O.): from 13.06.1942 to 12.08.1942 (sunk, Pecori was killed).

Commands listed for Renato Pecori

Submarine Type Rank From To
Dagabur (DA)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.13 Jun 194212 Aug 1942

Ships hit by Renato Pecori

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Renato Pecori

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Dagabur (DA)13 Jun 19420920Naples13 Jun 19421500Naples42Trials.

Dagabur (DA)14 Jun 19420645Naples14 Jun 19421245Naples36Gyrocompass tests.

Dagabur (DA)17 Jun 19420925Naples17 Jun 19421515Naples31,2Trials.

Dagabur (DA)18 Jun 19421330Naples18 Jun 19421645Naples17,2Trials.

Dagabur (DA)21 Jun 19420900Naples22 Jun 19422045La Spezia331,5Passage Naples-La Spezia to embark G7e torpedoes,

Dagabur (DA)24 Jun 19421530La Spezia24 Jun 19421830La Spezia20,2Trials.

Dagabur (DA)26 Jun 19421030La Spezia26 Jun 19421210La Spezia15,7Trials.

Dagabur (DA)29 Jun 19420930La Spezia29 Jun 19421050La Spezia10,2Trials.

Dagabur (DA)30 Jun 19421400La Spezia30 Jun 19421615La Spezia12,9Trials.

Dagabur (DA)4 Jul 19420855La Spezia4 Jul 19421055La SpeziaExercises.

Dagabur (DA)7 Jul 19420600La Spezia8 Jul 19421900Cagliari345Passage La Spezia-Cagliari.

Dagabur (DA)13 Jul 19421350Cagliari13 Jul 19421300? error?CagliariExercises.

1.Dagabur (DA)16 Jul 19420325Cagliari20 Jul 19421630Cagliari512,5Patrolled east of La Galite, between 37°20'N 37°40'N, and between 10°00'E and 10°20'E. No ship sighted.
  17 Jul 1942211337° 41'N, 10° 22'EAt 2113 hours, a Blenheim bomber was seen but Dagabur remained on the surface as the aircraft flew away without noticing her.

2.Dagabur (DA)4 Aug 19420100Cagliari12 Aug 19420100Sunk with all handsSailed for patrol between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 04°20'E and 04°40'E (initially to Grid 5786). At 1520 hours on the 4th, ordered to Grid 9786, between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 01°50'E nd 02°10'E, off Cape Caxine.

On 12th August, she was sunk off Algiers by the British destroyer HMS Wolverine in 37°18.5'N, 01°58'E. Five officers and forty ratings perished, there were no survivors.

At 1838 hours on the 12th, she was ordered to Grid 9627.

On 13th August, she was ordered to move to Grid 1404.

On 16th August, she was told to return to base via 38°22'N, 07°32'E at 2100 hours on the 17th, but failed to respond.
  12 Aug 1942
0100B (e)

(e) 37° 18'N, 1° 55'E
(0) 37.18N, 01.46E
At 0100B hours, the destroyer HMS Wolverine was escorting the aircraft carrier HMS Furious with the destroyers HMS Keppel and HMS Malcolm, when she detected a submarine by radar. She raced at 26 knots and rammed the submarine. The damage forced the destroyer to return to Gibraltar.

There is little doubt that her victim was Dagabur. There were no survivors, T.V. Renato Pecori, four officers and forty ratings perished.

14 entries. 14 total patrol entries (2 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.

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