Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Giuseppe Tendi

Born  6 Jan 1916Florence
Died  2 Oct 1944(28)Murdered by his mutinous crew


  S.T.V.Sottotenente di Vascello


20 Aug 1940 Croce di guerra al valore militare
31 Oct 1942 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
11 Feb 1943 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
1 Dec 1943 Croce di guerra al valore militare
14 Feb 1946 Croce di guerra al valore militare (posthumous)

Career information

GIUSEPPE FINZI (G.M. officer): from ? to July 1940.
BARBARIGO (G.M. officer): ca. January 1942 to ?
Promoted to S.T.V. on ?
Joined RSI.
C.B.16 (S.T.V. C.O.): from September 1944? to 02.10.1944 (Tendi was murdered by his two crew members).

Commands listed for Giuseppe Tendi

Submarine Type Rank From To
CB 16 ()S.T.V.Sep 19442 Oct 1944

Ships hit by Giuseppe Tendi

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Giuseppe Tendi

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
1.CB 16 ()29 Sep 1944or 30/9 from PolaVal di Figo (Pola)2 Oct 1944SenigalliaSailed for patrol off Ancona. Tendi was murdered by the crew and they beached the submarine 50 meters south of the Senigallia breakwater. The submarine was seized by the British. The two murderers were sent to an Allied concentration camp in Algeria but were not prosecuted after the war.
  2 Oct 1944
(0) 50 metres sout of Senigaglia breakwater.
S.T.V. Giuseppe Tendi was shot in the back of the neck and killed by one of his crew in a rare case of mutiny. The three crew members beached their midget submarine and surrendered to the British. They were interned in a PoW camp, but were not prosecuted after the war. They were wireless operator Franco Millelire, Electrician Antonio Lillo and mechanic Giuseppe Pap.

1 entries. 1 total patrol entries (1 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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