Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||9 May 1910||Savona|
Career informationJALEA (S.T.V. First Officer): from 06.06.1938 to 16.05.1942.
Promoted T.V. on 18.10.1940.
N.1 (ex-Yugoslav OSTVENIK) (T.V. C.O.): from 21.05.1941 to 23.05.1941? FILIPPO CORRIDONI (T.V. C.O.): from 26.05.1942 to 24.05.1943.
ATROPO (T.V. C.O.): from 19.05.1943 to 05.06.1943.
Commands listed for Armando Rosso
|Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)||T.V.||21 May 1941||23 May 1941|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||Minelaying||T.V.||26 May 1942||24 May 1943|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||Minelaying||T.V.||19 May 1943||5 Jun 1943|
War patrols listed for Armando Rosso
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)||21 May 1941||0600||Teodo||21 May 1941||2130||Spalato||Passage Teodo-Spalato of the three ex-Yugoslav submarines N 1, N 2 and N 3 escorted by the torpedo boat Bassini.|
|Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)||22 May 1941||0955||Spalato||22 May 1941||1730||Zara||Passage Spalato-Zara of the three ex-Yugoslav submarines N 1, N 2 and N 3 escorted by the torpedo boat Bassini.|
|Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)||23 May 1941||0945||Zara||23 May 1941||1900||Pola||318,8||Passage Zara-Pola of the three ex-Yugoslav submarines N 1, N 2 and N 3 with the torpedo boat Bassini and the tug Marittimo [mileage is from 21st May].|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||26 May 1942||1345||Brindisi||26 May 1942||1707||Brindisi||18,5||Exercises.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||30 May 1942||0751||Brindisi||30 May 1942||1147||Brindisi||18,5||Exercises.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||4 Jun 1942||1315||Brindisi||4 Jun 1942||1750||Brindisi||28||Exercises.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||12 Jun 1942||0803||Brindisi||12 Jun 1942||1143||Brindisi||26,5||Exercises.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||17 Jun 1942||0808||Brindisi||17 Jun 1942||1202||Brindisi||18||Exercises.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||21 Jun 1942||2020||Brindisi||22 Jun 1942||1550||Taranto||158||Passage Brindisi-Taranto.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||25 Jun 1942||1510||Brindisi||25 Jun 1942||1710||Brindisi||9,5||Exercises.|
|1.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||26 Jun 1942||1120||Taranto||30 Jun 1942||2055||Derna||Supply mission to Derna with 56 tons of stores. ULTRA sigint had learnt that the Italian submarines Atropo, Bragadino, Corridoni and Zoea were used to transport stores to Derna and were passing through 33°20’N, 22°40’E.|
|28 Jun 1942||1130||35° 45'N, 20° 11'E||At 1130 hours, a derelict mine was sighted.|
|29 Jun 1942||1045-1105|
(0) Probably ca. 90 miles NW of Derna.
|Between 1045 and 1105 hours, twenty-four bombs fell at a minimum distance of 1,000 meters from Corridoni. The submarine had not heard any hydrophone effect and it was assumed that they were dropped by aircraft. Zoea, who was in 33°54' N, 23°00' E (or probably about 50 miles West of Corridoni) at 1050 hours, also reported hearing distant explosions.|
|2.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||3 Jul 1942||2010||Derna||7 Jul 1942||1310||Messina||569,5||Return trip from supply mission to Derna. Corridoni was ordered to remain east of 22° meridian until noon on 5th July, but this was received at 0530 hours on the 5th when the submarine was in 3°26'N, 20°34'E, which was 73 miles away and it was impossible to be there in time.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||7 Jul 1942||1535||Messina||8 Jul 1942||1713||Trapani||217,7||Passage Messina-Trapani. Escorted by the torpedo boat Mezza, until 3 miles south of Stromboli.|
|8 Jul 1942||1235||At 1235 hours, two Italian steamers were sighted on a northerly course, escorted by a CANT Z.501. They appeared under air attack and a long column of smoke was seen.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||13 Jul 1942||1535||Trapani||13 Jul 1942||1713||Trapani||13,22||Exercises.|
|3.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||14 Jul 1942||1315||Trapani||16 Jul 1942||1052||Tripoli||449,7||Sailed escorted by the minesweeper R.D.16, replaced by the torpedo boat Centauro until 2110 hours on the 14th, as the weather had worsened. She proceeded for supply mission to Tripoli with 50 tons of petrol through Point V (33°12'N, 12°56'E). At 0530 hours on the 16th, she was met by a fishing vessel and guided through the minefields.|
|4.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||17 Jul 1942||2000||Tripoli||19 Jul 1942||1200||Trapani||844,2||Return trip from supply mission to Tripoli (mileage is for round trip).|
|18 Jul 1942||1536|
(0) 166° - Linosa Island - 12 miles.
|At 1536 hours, a derelict mine of the Italian type was sighted.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||24 Jul 1942||1500||Trapani||25 Jul 1942||0145||Trapani||27||Exercises.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||25 Jul 1942||1445||Trapani||27 Jul 1942||0609||Messina||223,6||Passage Trapani-Messina.|
|5.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||5 Aug 1942||1820||Messina||8 Aug 1942||2050||Derna||Supply mission to Derna with 122 tons of stores.|
|6 Aug 1942||1053||At 1053 hours, a Sunderland aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|6 Aug 1942||1610||At 1610 hours, two German aircraft were seen at a distance of 6,000 metres and exchanged recognition signals.|
|6.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||11 Aug 1942||1930||Derna||15 Aug 1942||0745||Augusta||1291||Return trip from supply mission to Derna.|
|14 Aug 1942||1557||37° 18'N, 16° 35'E|
|At 1557 hours, the submarine Marcantonio Bragadino was sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres.|
|7.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||22 Aug 1942||2105||Augusta||26 Aug 1942||0927||Tripoli||Supply mission to Tripoli with 48 tons of petrol. The submarine experienced trouble with both the gyrocompass and the magnetic compass.|
|25 Aug 1942||0832||33° 30'N, 16° 32'E||At 0832 hours, a periscope was sighted at a distance of 4,000 metres and then for a brief moment a conning tower.|
No other submarine appears to have operated in this area at that time.
|26 Aug 1942||0645|
(0) North of Tripoli.
|At 0645 hours, a German aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.|
|26 Aug 1942||0735|
(0) North of Tripoli.
|At 0645 hours, an Italian aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.|
|8.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||30 Aug 1942||1429||Tripoli||2 Sep 1942||1640||Taranto||1260||Return trip from supply mission to Tripoli (mileage is for round trip).|
|30 Aug 1942||1610|
(0) North of Tripoli.
|At 1610 hours, the Italian torpedo boat Cascino escorting a steamer were sighted.|
|31 Aug 1942||0813-1445|
(0) North of Tripoli.
|Derelict mines were sighted at 0813, 0846, 0854, 1242 and at 1445 hours.|
|9.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||20 Nov 1942||1515||Taranto||24 Nov 1942||1255||Tripoli||Supply mission to Tripoli with 55 tons of army supplies.|
|21 Nov 1942||2050||36° 06'N, 18° 30'E||At 2050 hours, a derelict mine was sighted.|
|24 Nov 1942||0215||33° 02'N, 14° 16'E||At 0215 hours, a submarine of the SANTAROSA class was sighted at a distance of 600-700 metres and exchanged recognition signals. This was Ciro Menotti.|
|10.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||25 Nov 1942||1430||Tripoli||29 Nov 1942||1500||Taranto||567,3||Return trip from supply mission to Tripoli (mileage is for round trip).|
|26 Nov 1942||1109||33° 02'N, 14° 16'E||At 1109 hours, an aircraft came close to the submarine but could not be identified. The submarine dived at 1118 hours.|
At 1122 hours, explosions were heard in the vicinity.
|11.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||18 Dec 1942||1315||Taranto||22 Dec 1942||1305||Tripoli||Supply mission to Tripoli with 22 tons of ammunition (was initially intended to Buerat, but then directed to Tripoli).|
|19 Dec 1942||2037||36° 00'N, 16° 20'E|
|The submarine was ordered to 36°00' N, 16°20' E, to search for German survivors from a downed aircraft. The search was unsuccessful due to low visibility.|
|12.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||23 Dec 1942||1400||Tripoli||27 Dec 1942||1715||Taranto||1304,4||Return trip from supply mission to Tripoli. Uneventful (mileage is for round trip).|
|13.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||17 Jan 1943||1100||Taranto||23 Jan 1943||0450||Augusta||990,7||Supply mission to Tripoli with 18 tons of ammunition and 41 tons of stores. She was in 33°48'N, 16°04'E at 0545 hours on the 20th, when she was ordered instead to Point 4 (?). At 1230 hours on the 21st, she was ordered to Zuara but was recalled at 2022 hours the same evening.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||8 Mar 1943||1730||Augusta||10 Mar 1943||0931||Trapani||Passage Augusta-Trapani to pick up supplies for Lampedusa. Uneventful.|
|14.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||12 Mar 1943||1700||Trapani||14 Mar 1943||1850||Lampedusa||Supply mission to Lampedusa. Sighted several aircraft but was not threatened.|
|14 Mar 1943||0102||35° 31'N, 12° 45'E||At 0102 hours, a vessel was sighted in poor visibility. It was perhaps a MAS boat and Corridoni turned away.|
|15.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||16 Mar 1943||0310||Lampedusa||18 Mar 1943||0246||Augusta||780||Return trip from supply mission to Lampedusa (mileage is for round trip).|
|17 Mar 1943||1255||36° 45'N, 16° 00'E||At 1255 hours, a salvo of bombs fell about 200 meters from the submarine. No aircraft were sighted but H.E were heard. More bombs fell at 1338 hours, but were between 1,000 and 2,000 meters distant.|
|16.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||29 Mar 1943||1816||Augusta||1 Apr 1943||2113||Lampedusa||Supply mission to Lampedusa.|
|29 Mar 1943||2325||37° 08'N, 15° 52'E||At 2325 hours, an enemy submarine was sighted, proceeding on 110° course at 10 knots. This was very likely HMS Unison (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) returning to Malta. When the distance was only 500 meters, Corridoni turned away as the track angle was too acute and dived to 40 meters.|
|17.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||4 Apr 1943||0030||Lampedusa||7 Apr 1943||0238||Augusta||701||Return trip from supply mission to Lampedusa. Uneventful (mileage is for round trip).|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||8 Apr 1943||1946||Augusta||10 Apr 1943||1210||Naples||295||Passage Augusta-Naples.|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||21 May 1943||0740||Taranto||21 May 1943||1515||Taranto||32||Exercises.|
|18.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||23 May 1943||1900||Taranto||30 May 1943||0010||Lampedusa||632||Supply mission to Lampedusa (foodstuff and ammunition). Uneventful.|
|19.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||30 May 1943||0445||Lampedusa||30 May 1943||2200||Lampedusa||Left Lampedusa to submerge, during daylight hours, outside the harbour and returned to complete the disembarkation of her cargo.|
|20.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||31 May 1943||0120||Lampedusa||4 Jun 1943||0330||Augusta||264||Return trip from supply mission to Lampedusa.|
|1 Jun 1943||0030||34° 40'N, 14° 03'E||At 0030 hours, an aircraft dropped flares over the submarine. Atropo crash-dived.|
43 entries. 37 total patrol entries (20 marked as war patrols) and 20 events.