Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||3 Jan 1914||Casale Monferrato (Alessandria)|
|Died||7 Apr 2000||(86)||Leghorn|
Career informationRUGGIERO SETTIMO (T.V. First Officer): from 15.12.1938 to ?
GALATEA (T.V. C.O.): from 12.12.1940 to 27.05.1942.
From ca. January 1943, at MARISOM MONFALCONE to supervise the trials of the corvette MINERVA.
Commands listed for Mario Baroglio
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||12 Dec 1940||27 May 1942|
Ships hit by Mario BaroglioNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Mario Baroglio
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||9 Dec 1940||0804||Pola||9 Dec 1940||1755||Pola||50||Exercises with Adua, escorted by the tug Tenace, for simulated attacks on the torpedo boat Audace.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||10 Dec 1940||0805||Pola||10 Dec 1940||1530||Pola||47,5||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Laurana.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||13 Dec 1940||0800||Pola||13 Dec 1940||1737||Pola||58,7||Exercises with the submarine Adua, escorted by the sloop Diana.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||15 Dec 1940||0800||Pola||15 Dec 1940||1545||Pola||47||Hydrophone trials with the auxiliary Laurana and the tug Tenace, in 050° - Peneda Point - 19'.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||20 Dec 1940||1200||Pola||22 Dec 1940||1500||Taranto||504||Passage Pola-Taranto.|
|20 Dec 1940||1550|
(0) About 30 miles north of Ancona.
|At 1550 hours, the light cruiser Taranto escorted by the torpedo boat San Martino were encountered and recognition signals were exchanged with Galatea.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||24 Dec 1940||0800||Taranto||29 Dec 1940||1235||Portolago (Leros)||668||Passage Taranto-Portolago via (1) 35°40'N, 20°20'E (2) 328° - Agria Grabusa Lt. (Crete) - 10' (3) 260° - C. Malaka (Crete) - 29' (4) 158° - Makra Island - 11' (5) Point E of Stampalia. Uneventful.|
|1.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||8 Jan 1941||1815||Portolago (Leros)||17 Jan 1941||0800||Portolago (Leros)||973||Patrolled between 31°50'N, 26°40'E (Sidi Barrani) and 32°50'N, 23°20'E (Gulf of Bomba). Uneventful.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||22 Jan 1941||0916||Portolago (Leros)||22 Jan 1941||1525||Portolago (Leros)||26||Trials.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||12 Feb 1941||0830||Portolago (Leros)||12 Feb 1941||1520||Portolago (Leros)||37||Trials.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||24 Feb 1941||0215||Portolago (Leros)||24 Feb 1941||0735||Stampalia||45||Passage Portolago-Stampalia.|
|2.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||25 Feb 1941||1110||Stampalia||2 Mar 1941||0720||Rhodes||505||Patrolled about 20 miles southwest of Kastelorizo, on a line 36°00'N, 29°00'E to 36°00'N, 31°00'E covering the naval forces engaged in the re-conquest of the island, this was following the British raid of 24-25th February.|
|28 Feb 1941||0335|
(0) About 20 miles SW of Kastelorizo.
|At 0330 hours, star shells were observed in the distance and, five minutes later, two silhouettes believed to be cruisers or medium sized vessels were seen. Galatea tried to close the range but lost sight of them at 0338 hours.|
|28 Feb 1941||0414|
(0) About 20 miles SW of Kastelorizo.
|At 0414 hours, two two-funnel destroyers were sighted at 2,500 metres. At 0420 hours, Galatea dived to 35 metres and was not detected.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||2 Mar 1941||2030||Rhodes||3 Mar 1941||1050||Leros||110||Passage Rhodes-Leros.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||22 Mar 1941||0905||Leros||22 Mar 1941||1700||Leros||39||Exercises.|
|3.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||24 Mar 1941||1418||Leros||31 Mar 1941||1340||Leros||667||Patrolled in Kaso Strait between 34°20'N and 34°40'N and 26°20'E and 26°40'E.|
|31 Mar 1941||2004|
(0) Kaso Strait.
|At 2004 hours, T.V. Baroglio was informed by Marina Rodi of a large convoy escorted by two light cruisers and three destroyers, sighted by an aircraft at 1720 hours in 33°53' N, 26°55' E or 165° - Kupho Nisi - 64 miles. The submarine altered course to intercept east of Crete.|
At 2323 hours, Galatea reached the intercepting point 4 miles from the coast and submerged to listen on her hydrophones but heard nothing.
At 0100 hours on 1st April, Galatea surfaced and continued her search. After receiving a new order not to attack torpedo-boats, she finally abandoned the chase at 0500 hours.
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||2 Apr 1941||0908||Leros||2 Apr 1941||1335||Leros||27||Trials.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||19 Apr 1941||0717||Leros||19 Apr 1941||1523||Leros||43||Trials.|
|4.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||29 Apr 1941||1753||Portolago (Leros)||7 May 1941||0630||Portolago (Leros)||622||Patrolled southwest of Kandeluisa (Dodecanese) between 36°00'N and 36°40'N, and between 21°00'E and 26°20'E. Sighted firing at long range at 2224 and 2355 hours on 29th April.|
|5.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||16 May 1941||1426||Portolago (Leros)||26 May 1941||1538||Portolago (Leros)||740||Patrolled in Kaso Strait in 34°59'N, 26°25'E (east of Kupho Island, Crete).|
|19 May 1941||2230|
(0) Scarpanto Straits.
|At 2230 hours, four silhouettes were sighted proceeding at high speed. Galatea attempted to close but to no avail.|
|21 May 1941||0114|
(0) Scarpanto Straits.
|At 0114 hours, an enemy report from the submarine Onice was received and Galatea altered course to intercept.|
At 0120 hours, explosions were heard from the direction of Scarpanto and Kaso [this was the attack by Onice on HMAS Nizam] but only H.E. were heard and nothing was sighted.
|22 May 1941||1846|
(0) Scarpanto Straits.
|At 1827 hours, a vessel was detected with the hydrophones.|
At 1846 hours, Galatea was depth charged and suffered some damage but escaped to 70 meters. The enemy left at 2029 hours. Hydrophone effects were heard the next two days but the submarine was not attacked.
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||9 Jun 1941||0845||Portolago (Leros)||9 Jun 1941||1335||Portolago (Leros)||21||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||17 Jun 1941||0848||Portolago (Leros)||17 Jun 1941||1240||Portolago (Leros)||20||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||20 Jun 1941||0907||Portolago (Leros)||20 Jun 1941||1235||Portolago (Leros)||17||Trials.|
|6.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||2 Jul 1941||1925||Portolago (Leros)||4 Jul 1941||0700||Portolago (Leros)||174||Night patrol off Chios in 38°00'N, 26°07'E. Uneventful.|
|7.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||14 Jul 1941||2205||Portolago (Leros)||29 Jul 1941||1026||Brindisi||1086||Antisubmarine patrol SE off Stampalia between 35°50'N and 36°05'N, and between 26°43'E and 27°00'E, between the islands of Sirina and Zafrana. Was due to return to Leros at 2100 hours on 24th July but was diverted to Brindisi, passing 20 miles north of Cape Spada via 35°40'N, 22°00'E and 36°40'N, 20°30'E. Uneventful.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||31 Jul 1941||1855||Brindisi||2 Aug 1941||0730||Pola||285||Passage Brindisi-Pola|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||4 Aug 1941||0850||Pola||4 Aug 1941||1518||Fiume||58||Passage Pola-Fiume|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||15 Oct 1941||0816||Fiume||15 Oct 1941||1610||Fiume||24||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||16 Oct 1941||1258||Fiume||16 Oct 1941||1837||Fiume||23||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Abbazia.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||19 Oct 1941||0805||Fiume||19 Oct 1941||1748||Fiume||68||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||20 Oct 1941||1130||Fiume||20 Oct 1941||1709||Pola||58||Passage Fiume-Pola.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||25 Oct 1941||0936||Pola||25 Oct 1941||1312||Pola||34||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||27 Oct 1941||0708||Pola||27 Oct 1941||1905||Pola||90||Exercises escorted by the auxiliary Salvore.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||28 Oct 1941||0852||Pola||28 Oct 1941||1626||Pola||52||Exercises with the submarine Ammiraglio Caracciolo escorted by the auxiliary Verbano and the torpedo boat Audace.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||1 Nov 1941||0818||Pola||1 Nov 1941||1418||Pola||10||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||2 Nov 1941||1658||Pola||2 Nov 1941||2338||Pola||68||Exercises with the submarines Rismondo and Toti, escorted by the auxiliary Salvore.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||4 Nov 1941||0756||Pola||4 Nov 1941||1652||Pola||58||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio and the torpedo boat Audace.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||9 Nov 1941||0912||Pola||11 Nov 1941||0929||Taranto||483||Passage Pola-Taranto.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||19 Nov 1941||1300||Taranto||19 Nov 1941||1716||Taranto||27||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||21 Nov 1941||1308||Taranto||21 Nov 1941||1518||Taranto||33||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||22 Nov 1941||1345||Taranto||22 Nov 1941||1709||Taranto||33||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||1 Dec 1941||1231||Taranto||1 Dec 1941||1804||Taranto||40||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||2 Dec 1941||0933||Taranto||2 Dec 1941||1606||Taranto||52||Exercises, escorted by the tug Emma.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||3 Dec 1941||0934||Taranto||3 Dec 1941||1626||Taranto||46||Exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||13 Dec 1941||1048||Taranto||13 Dec 1941||1257||Taranto||2||Exercises or changed anchorage?|
|8.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||15 Dec 1941||1509||Taranto||22 Dec 1941||1356||Taranto||967||Patrolled between Cape Krio and Ras El Tin, between 33°40'N and 34°20'N, and between 23°00'E and 23°20'E.|
|18 Dec 1941||0846||34° 11'N, 23° 09'E||At 0846 hours, two destroyers of the HARDY class were sighted at 14,000 metres steering 100°. Galatea only managed to close to 11,000 metres before they disappeared.|
At 0854 hours, another four destroyers were sighted at 13,000 metres, followed by another group but they passed out of range.
|9.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||1 Jan 1942||0726||Taranto||7 Jan 1942||1307||Leros||1057||Passage Taranto-Leros and patrolled 30 miles southwest of Gaudo, between 34°00'N and 34°40'N, and between 23°40'E and 24°00'E from 2215 hours on 3rd to 0055 hours on 6th January. Uneventful.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||16 Jan 1942||1130||Leros||16 Jan 1942||1712||Leros||26||Exercises.|
|10.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||18 Jan 1942||1205||Leros||30 Jan 1942||0815||Leros||1236||Patrolled between Ras Amer and Tobruk between 33°20'N and 34°00'N, and between 23°20'E and 23°40'E. An ULTRA intercept indicated that she was to pass through 34°40'N, 26°40'E and 34°14'N, 26°32'E, thence to her area. At 1915/25, she was ordered to shift her area to between 33°20'N and 33°40'N, and between 22°20'E and 22°40'E.|
|25 Jan 1942||2301||33° 27'N, 22° 54'E||At 2301 hours, a small vessel, which was probably not a naval unit, was sighted at 6,000 metres. It was lost from sight at 2312 hours.|
|26 Jan 1942||2147||At 2147 hours, information was received of an enemy convoy, escorted by four destroyers, in a square comprised between 33°40 N and 34°00 N and 18°20 E and 18°40 E. Galatea steered 360° and dived at 2347 hours to listen on her hydrophones.|
At 0014 hours on 27th, H.E. were heard, but they lasted only a few minutes.
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||17 Feb 1942||0836||Leros||17 Feb 1942||1252||Leros||29||Trials and exercises.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||21 Feb 1942||1328||Leros||21 Feb 1942||1721||Leros||29||Trials and exercises.|
|11.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||5 Mar 1942||2142||Leros||23 Mar 1942||1059||Leros||1739||Patrolled south of Cyprus between 31°40'N and 32°50'N, and between 33°00'E and 34°00'E.|
|16 Mar 1942||0155|
(0) 241° - Beirut Light - 36 miles.
|At 0138 hours, a shadow was sighted at 3,000 metres.|
At 0155 hours, it was recognised as a large motor sailing vessel of about 100 GRT and stopped with a warning shot. It was carrying 100 tons of benzine from Syria to Cyprus. The crew of nine was allowed time to take to a lifeboat The identity of this vessel has not been ascertained, as the war diaries of Beirut for March 1942 are missing.
At 0221 hours, Galatea fired seven 100mm rounds, scoring two hits, but the vessel was only damaged. At 0241 hours, the submarine maneuvered to go alongside to destroy the vessel by demolition charge but another vessel arrived on the scene at the same time and the submarine turned its attention to this new target.
At 0246 hours, the submarine fired a torpedo (533mm) from a bow tube at a distance of 900 metres at the new arrival, which was a small torpedo boat about 50-60 metres in length. It missed. The torpedo had been set to a depth of 4 metres and it was believed to have passed under the target. Galatea withdrew at high speed and the enemy warship was not able to catch up.
|16 Mar 1942||2203||33° 40'N, 34° 00'E||At 2203 hours, a gunboat or drifter was sighted at 2,000 metres. Galatea took evasive action.|
|12.||Galatea (GT, N.71)||28 Apr 1942||1828||Portolago (Leros)||16 May 1942||0545||Portolago (Leros)||1623||Sailed through Kaso Strait and 34°20'N, 24°20'E for a patrol off Cyrenaica, in Grids 3445, 3409 and 3437, between 34°00'N and 34°20'N and 20°20'E and 21°20'E to form a patrol line with Nereide. Following this patrol, T.V. Baroglio came under criticism for the mishandling of his boat during the patrol of March 1942. It was suggested that he should be posted as exec officer on a destroyer.|
|11 May 1942||1400||At 1400 hours, information was received of four destroyers being sighted in 33°10' N, 26°10' E steering 270°, 26 knots. Galatea altered course south, but nothing was heard or sighted.|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||23 May 1942||0910||Portolago (Leros)||23 May 1942||1358||Portolago (Leros)||26||Exercises .|
|Galatea (GT, N.71)||25 May 1942||1829||Portolago (Leros)||25 May 1942||2035||Parteni (Leros)||13||Passage Portolago-Parteni.|
58 entries. 53 total patrol entries (12 marked as war patrols) and 13 events.