Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||13 Jun 1908||?|
Career informationLAFOLÈ (T.V. C.O.): from 18.06.1939 to 13.09.1940.
GIOVANNI DA PROCIDA(T.V. C.O.): from 12.12.1940 to 31.01.1941.
From 09.11.1942, head of MARIMOREA PATRASSO S.C.S.M.
Commands listed for Renato Barletta
|Lafolè (LF)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||18 Jun 1939||13 Sep 1940|
|Giovanni da Procida (DP)||Ocean going||T.V.||12 Dec 1940||31 Jan 1941|
Ships hit by Renato BarlettaNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Renato Barletta
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Lafolè (LF)||5 Jun 1940||1725||Augusta||8 Jun 1940||2345||Tobruk||516,5||Passage Augusta-Tobruk.|
|1.||Lafolè (LF)||9 Jun 1940||1745||Tobruk||20 Jun 1940||1545||Tobruk||539||Sailed with Diamante and patrolled 30° - Ras Azzaz - 30 miles [or 20 miles?] (on a line with Lafolè, Diamante and Topazio, 20 miles apart) then shifted on the night of 14/15th June to 20' off Tobruk. HMS Parthian was told she would arrive at Tobruk during the night of 19/20th June and ordered to intercept.|
|10 Jun 1940||2050|
(0) About 100 miles NE of Tobruk.
|At 2050 hours, four loud explosions were heard. These were probably from HMS Decoy attacking the submarine Diamante.|
|2.||Lafolè (LF)||3 Jul 1940||2200||Tobruk||14 Jul 1940||0800||Tobruk||682,8||Patrolled between Gavdo and Derna in 33°46'N, 23°10'E (70 miles north of Ras El Tin) on a patrol line with Smeraldo. Heard several distant explosions. T.V. Barletta was criticized by Admiral Falangola for excessive reports of these explosions, which were not directed at the submarine.|
|Lafolè (LF)||23 Jul 1940||1220||Tobruk||29 Jul 1940||1346||Taranto||644,8||Passage Tobruk-Taranto. Entered dock.|
|23 Jul 1940||1800|
(0) NW of Tobruk.
|At 1800 hours, an aircraft was sighted. Lafolè fired off 120 rounds of 13.2mm machine-gun ammunition and it flew away.|
|Lafolè (LF)||7 Sep 1940||1410||Taranto||7 Sep 1940||1800||Taranto||?||Exercises.|
|Lafolè (LF)||10 Sep 1940||Time?||Taranto||10 Sep 1940||1130||Taranto||?||Exercises.|
|Giovanni da Procida (DP)||18 Dec 1940||0857||Taranto||18 Dec 1940||1420||Taranto||27||Exercises.|
|Giovanni da Procida (DP)||19 Dec 1940||1038||Taranto||19 Dec 1940||1645||Taranto||21||Exercises.|
|3.||Giovanni da Procida (DP)||21 Dec 1940||0807||Taranto||31 Dec 1940||1442||Taranto||766,5||Patrolled Straits of Otranto. Uneventful.|
9 entries. 9 total patrol entries (3 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.