Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||11 Sep 1916||Pianiga (Venice)|
|Died||15 Apr 1943||(26)||Killed in action|
Career informationFrom 29.06.1939, served as G.M. on light cruiser EUGENIO DI SAVOIA.
C.B.4 (S.T.V. C.O.: From 05.06.1941 to 02.12.1942?
Promoted to T.V. on ?
ARCHIMEDE (T.V. First Officer): from 22.01.1943 to 06.05.1943 (sunk, Suriano was killed).
Commands listed for Ennio Suriano
|CB 4 ()||S.T.V.||10 May 1941||2 Dec 1942|
Ships hit by Ennio SurianoNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Ennio Suriano
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|CB 4 ()||16 Apr 1941||1000||La Spezia||16 Apr 1941||1420||La Spezia||Exercises with CB 3, escorted by the auxiliary Rimini.|
|CB 4 ()||30 May 1941||La Spezia||30 May 1941||La Spezia||Exercises.|
|CB 4 ()||15 Jun 1941||La Spezia||15 Jun 1941||La Spezia||Joined MARICOSOM.|
|CB 4 ()||23 Jun 1941||0900||La Spezia||23 Jun 1941||1300||La Spezia||14||Exercises.|
|1.||CB 4 ()||25 Jun 1941||1600||La Spezia||27 Jun 1941||0830||La Spezia||143||A/S patrol.|
|CB 4 ()||11 Jul 1941||0830||La Spezia||11 Jul 1941||1800||La Spezia||28||Exercises or patrol.|
|CB 4 ()||15 Jul 1941||1115||La Spezia||15 Jul 1941||1300||La Spezia||3||Exercises or changed anchorage?|
|CB 4 ()||18 Jul 1941||0905||La Spezia||18 Jul 1941||1220||La Spezia||14,5||Exercises or patrol.|
|CB 4 ()||22 Jul 1941||1040||La Spezia||22 Jul 1941||1315||La Spezia||3||Exercises or changed anchorage?|
|CB 4 ()||23 Jul 1941||1412||La Spezia||23 Jul 1941||1545||La Spezia||3||Exercises or changed anchorage?|
|CB 4 ()||24 Jul 1941||0845||La Spezia||24 Jul 1941||1015||La Spezia||3||Exercises or changed anchorage?|
|CB 4 ()||26 Jul 1941||2045||La Spezia||27 Jul 1941||0240||La Spezia||23||Exercises or patrol.|
|CB 4 ()||29 Jul 1941||0830||La Spezia||29 Jul 1941||1200||La Spezia||18||Exercises or patrol.|
|CB 4 ()||23 Aug 1941||1000||La Spezia||23 Aug 1941||1215||La Spezia||3||Exercises or changed anchorage?|
|CB 4 ()||24 Aug 1941||0845||La Spezia||24 Aug 1941||1550||La Spezia||6||Exercises. Then to Naples by train.|
|CB 4 ()||31 Aug 1941||1500||Naples||31 Aug 1941||1515||Naples||1,5||Changed anchorage?|
|CB 4 ()||3 Sep 1941||0545||Naples||3 Sep 1941||1200||Salerno||46||Passage Naples-Salerno.|
|2.||CB 4 ()||8 Sep 1941||1645||Salerno||10 Sep 1941||1015||Salerno||140||Antisubmarine patrol off Punta Licosa. Uneventful.|
|3.||CB 4 ()||20 Sep 1941||1600||Salerno||21 Sep 1941||1545||Salerno||92||Antisubmarine patrol with CB 1.|
|4.||CB 4 ()||5 Oct 1941||1600||Salerno||7 Oct 1941||1245||Salerno||?||Antisubmarine patrol.|
|5.||CB 4 ()||16 Oct 1941||1500||Salerno||17 Oct 1941||1300||Salerno||82||Antisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.|
|CB 4 ()||25 Oct 1941||0300||Salerno||25 Oct 1941||1100||Naples||42||Passage Salerno-Naples.|
|CB 4 ()||26 Oct 1941||0800||Naples||26 Oct 1941||1440||Salerno||42||Passage Naples-Salerno.|
|6.||CB 4 ()||27 Oct 1941||1800||Salerno||28 Oct 1941||0730||Salerno||52,5||Antisubmarine patrol with CB 3. Uneventful.|
|CB 4 ()||23 Nov 1941||0900||Naples||23 Nov 1941||1230||Ischia||Passage Naples-Ischia.|
|7.||CB 4 ()||23 Nov 1941||1800||Ischia||25 Nov 1941||0815||Ischia||168||Antisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.|
|8.||CB 4 ()||29 Nov 1941||1600||Ischia||30 Nov 1941||1300||Ischia||94||Antisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.|
|9.||CB 4 ()||6 Dec 1941||1600||Ischia||7 Dec 1941||0910||Ischia||88||Antisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.|
|CB 4 ()||12 Dec 1941||0700||Ischia||12 Dec 1941||1630||Salerno||57||Passage Ischia-Salerno.|
|CB 4 ()||19 Dec 1941||Salerno||19 Dec 1941||1110||Naples||40||Passage Salerno-Naples. Returned to Salerno?|
|CB 4 ()||14 Jan 1942||0945||Naples||14 Jan 1942||1500||Naples||Exercises.|
|CB 4 ()||9 Mar 1942||La Spezia||9 Mar 1942||La Spezia||Arrived at La Spezia by train.|
|CB 4 ()||26 Mar 1942||1155||La Spezia||26 Mar 1942||1530||La Spezia||Exercises.|
|CB 4 ()||28 Mar 1942||0930||La Spezia||28 Mar 1942||1530||La Spezia||Exercises.|
|CB 4 ()||11 Apr 1942||Date?||La Spezia||5 May 1942||Galatz||Passage La Spezia-Galatz by train.|
|CB 4 ()||6 May 1942||Date?||Galatz||7 May 1942||1945||Costanza||Passage Galatz-Costanza.|
|CB 4 ()||25 May 1942||Costanza||25 May 1942||1945||Costanza||Exercises.|
|CB 4 ()||29 May 1942||0730||Costanza||29 May 1942||1200||Costanza||Exercises.|
|10.||CB 4 ()||9 Jun 1942||0000||Costanza||11 Jun 1942||1015||Yalta||298||Passage Costanza-Yalta with CB 5 and CB 6. Patrolled north of 43°36'N, between 33°25'E and 34°40'E [does not appear to have reached the 34° meridian].|
|11 Jun 1942||0145||At 0145 hours, a Soviet MTB was sighted steering 270° at 30 knots. Possibly one of three MO-cutters escorting the steamer Belostok (2,034 GRT, built 1933) to Sevastopol.|
|11.||CB 4 ()||14 Jun 1942||1200||Yalta||16 Jun 1942||1230||Yalta||99,5||Patrolled south of Sevastopol in 43°50'N, 34°00'E.|
|14 Jun 1942||1750|
(0) About 25 miles from Yalta.
|At 1750 hours, a Soviet MTB was sighted.|
|15 Jun 1942||1100||At 1100 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 4 miles, steering 280°, 12 knots.|
|16 Jun 1942||0530|
(0) Ca. 20 miles from Yalta.
|At 0530 hours, a Soviet submarine was sighted at a distance of 6 miles, steering 090°, 12 knots.|
|12.||CB 4 ()||20 Jun 1942||1600||Yalta||22 Jun 1942||1810||Yalta||128||Patrolled south of Sevastopol. Proceeded to 43°50'N, 34°00'E then, from dawn on 15th June, moved westward for 10 miles until the meridian of Cape Sarych was reached. Encountered heavy weather, force 7-8 and the submarine experienced 30-40° rolls.|
|21 Jun 1942||1410|
(0) 5 miles south of Cape Sarych or south of Sevastopol.
|At 1400 hours, a shadow was sighted coming out of the mist. It was identified as a small Soviet torpedo-boat heading straight for the midget submarine. CB 4 crash-dived and was hunted by the vessel who dropped five depth charges.|
|13.||CB 4 ()||26 Jun 1942||2020||Yalta||28 Jun 1942||1040||Yalta||83||Patrolled south of Cape Sarych.|
|27 Jun 1942||0250|
(0) South of Cape Sarytch
|At 0250 hours, a large Soviet destroyer was sighted at a distance of 8,000 metres, steering 110° at high speed. |
This was the large destroyer Tashkent (2,893 tons, built 1939). CB 4 could not close to attack and made an enemy report. The destroyer was bombed by stukas the next day and reached Novorosiisk only to be sunk there by an air attack on 2nd July.
|27 Jun 1942||0345|
(0) South of Cape Sarytch
|At 0345 hours, a Soviet destroyer bearing 247° was sighted at a distance of 7,000 metres.|
CB 4 dived to attack at periscope depth, steering 200°, but lost sight at 0350 hours.
T.V. Suriano intended to surface to regain contact, but sighted a Soviet MTB at less than 100 meters closing rapidly. Attack was aborted as the submarine went deep, the first depth-charges exploding as she had reached 20 meters, CB 4 went deeper successively to 50 and then to 62 meters. She was hunted by two MTBs and the destroyer joined them,from 0354 to 0632 hours. In all they dropped 58 depth-charges set at depths between 30 and 70 meters. CB 4 was damaged, her periscope flooded and leaking fuel with a starboard list that could not be corrected and the patrol was aborted.
|CB 4 ()||7 Jul 1942||1400||Yalta||9 Jul 1942||2000||Costanza||289||Passage Yalta-Costanza with CB 1. Uneventful.|
|CB 4 ()||21 Aug 1942||Costanza||21 Aug 1942||Costanza||12||Exercises.|
|CB 4 ()||13 Sep 1942||1830||Costanza||14 Sep 1942||1300||Sulina||Passage Costanza-Sulina with CB 1 and CB 6.|
|14.||CB 4 ()||16 Sep 1942||1900||Sulina||18 Sep 1942||0800||Sulina||Escorted a northbound convoy of German F-lighters with CB 1 and CB 6, but the bad weather forced them back at 0100 hours on the 17th.|
|16 Sep 1942||2130|
(0) Near Gura Kilia Light.
|At 2130 hours, a passenger was observed to scream for help after falling overboard from one of the F-lighters. CB 4 helped search for the man but in the obscurity he could not be found and the search was abandoned after 45 minutes. He was a German NCO.|
|15.||CB 4 ()||19 Sep 1942||1730||Sulina||20 Sep 1942||1620||Ostchakov||Passage Sulina-Ostchakov with CB 1 and CB 6, escorting German F-lighters to Bugaz (they were left at the entrance of this port at 0530 hours on the 20th). Uneventful.|
|16.||CB 4 ()||25 Sep 1942||1200||Ostchakov||26 Sep 1942||1730||Ak Metschet||Passage Ostchakov-Ak Metschet with CB 1 and CB 6, escorting German F-lighters, one of which towed CB 4 part of the way.|
|CB 4 ()||28 Sep 1942||1000||Ak Metschet||28 Sep 1942||1800||Skadowsk||Passage Ak Metschet-Skadowsk with CB 1 and CB 6. Uneventful.|
|CB 4 ()||15 Oct 1942||0900||Skadowsk||15 Oct 1942||1700||Ak Metschet||Passage Skadowsk-Sevastopol with CB 1 and CB 6, but diverted to Ak Metschet due to defects to CB 1.|
|CB 4 ()||15 Oct 1942||2000||Ak Metschet||16 Oct 1942||1520||Sevastopol||Passage Ak Metschet-Sevastopol with CB 1 and CB 6.|
|CB 4 ()||24 Oct 1942||0700||Sevastopol||24 Oct 1942||1630||Costanza||648||Passage Sevastopol-Costanza with CB 1 and CB 6 [mileage from 19th September].|
|17.||CB 4 ()||27 Oct 1942||1500||Yalta||29 Oct 1942||0930||Yalta||64||Antisubmarine patrol off Yalta with CB 1, between meridian of Cape Kikineis and Cape Sarytch and 44°08 N and the coast. C.C. Luigi Longanesi Cattani [Capo Squadriglia] was an observer. Uneventful. Sighted only a German reconnaissance aircraft at 1630 hours on the 28th.|
|18.||CB 4 ()||30 Oct 1942||1500||Yalta||31 Oct 1942||1230||Sevastopol||74||Passage Yalta-Sevastopol and antisubmarine patrol with CB 1. Uneventful.|
|19.||CB 4 ()||2 Nov 1942||1200||Sevastopol||3 Nov 1942||0810||Yalta||90||Passage Sevastopol-Yalta and antisubmarine patrol south of Cape Sarych with CB 2. Uneventful.|
|20.||CB 4 ()||6 Nov 1942||1600||Yalta||7 Nov 1942||0700||Yalta||16||Antisubmarine patrol south of Yalta with CB 2.|
|21.||CB 4 ()||13 Nov 1942||1500||Yalta||14 Nov 1942||0810||Yalta||Antisubmarine patrol south of Yalta with CB 2. Because of bad weather, the patrol was shifted on the leeward of Cape Aj-Todor. Uneventful.|
|22.||CB 4 ()||16 Nov 1942||1100||Yalta||17 Nov 1942||1500||Sevastopol||74||Passage Yalta-Sevastopol in very bad weather and antisubmarine patrol south of Cape Sarych with CB 2. Uneventful [mileage from 13th November].|
|CB 4 ()||22 Nov 1942||0630||Sevastopol||23 Nov 1942||1400||C. Tendra||Passage Sevastopol-Costanza with CB 1, CB 2 and CB 6, but took refuge near Cape Tendra on account of the bad weather.|
|23.||CB 4 ()||24 Nov 1942||0600||C. Tendra||24 Nov 1942||1630||Ostchakov||Passage Cape Tendra-Ostchakov with CB 1, CB 2 and CB 6 with a German convoy.|
|24.||CB 4 ()||26 Nov 1942||0600||Ostchakov||26 Nov 1942||1200||Ostchakov||Sailed escorting a German convoy with CB 1, CB 2 and CB 6, but they all turned back on account of the weather.|
|25.||CB 4 ()||27 Nov 1942||0600||Ostchakov||27 Nov 1942||1400||Odessa||Passage Ostchakov-Odessa, escorting a German convoy with CB 1, CB 2 and CB 6 towed by a German tug.|
|CB 4 ()||28 Nov 1942||0600||Odessa||28 Nov 1942||1500||Bugaz||Passage Odessa-Bugaz with CB 1, CB 2 and CB 6.|
|CB 4 ()||30 Nov 1942||0600||Bugaz||30 Nov 1942||2000||Sulina||Passage Bugaz-Sulina with CB 1, CB 2 and CB 6.|
|CB 4 ()||1 Dec 1942||1100||Sulina||2 Dec 1942||0600||Costanza||440||Passage Sulina-Costanza with CB 1, CB 2 and CB 6. British Intelligence reported that CB 4 was exercising on 16-17th June 1943 (location unknown, but probably off Costanza) [mileage from November 1942].|
68 entries. 65 total patrol entries (25 marked as war patrols) and 8 events.