Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Carlo Tucci

Born  9 Nov 1907Venice


  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


7 Nov 1941 Medaglia d'argento al valore militare

Career information

GUGLIELMOTTI (C.C. C.O.): from 21.10.1939 to 19.11.1940.
From 05.09.1942, served at MARISTAT.

Commands listed for Carlo Tucci

Submarine Type Rank From To
Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)Ocean goingC.C.21 Oct 193919 Nov 1940

Ships hit by Carlo Tucci

DateSubmarineShip hitTypeGRTNat.Loss type
1.6 Sep 1940GuglielmottiAtlasCargo ship4,008GreekSunk

War patrols listed for Carlo Tucci

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)10 Jun 1940Massawa10 Jun 1940MassawaAt Massawa.

Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)18 Jun 19400700Massawa18 Jun 19401212Massawa29Exercises.

1.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)21 Jun 19401310Massawa23 Jun 19401100Massawa525Patrolled against enemy traffic and ordered to pick up survivors of submarine Macallé.
  22 Jun 19401110-1220
(0) Bar-Muss-Chebir Islet
From 1110 to 1220 hours, Guglielmotti recovered the survivors of the submarine Macallé, which had run aground on Bar-Muss-Chebir Islet. All were found except four. One had drowned and three others had managed to escape in a small boat.

2.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)12 Jul 19401430Massawa15 Jul 19400852Massawa432,5Patrolled in Red Sea.

3.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)26 Jul 19401139Massawa29 Jul 19401200Massawa383,6Patrolled in Red Sea.

4.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)2 Aug 19401245Massawa5 Aug 19401030Massawa435,5Patrolled in Red Sea.

Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)20 Aug 19400710Massawa20 Aug 19401255Massawa24,5Exercises.

5.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)21 Aug 19401235Massawa25 Aug 19401540Massawa504,5Patrolled in Red Sea.

6.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)3 Sep 19401404Massawa7 Sep 19400850Massawa490,5Patrolled in Red Sea ca. 16°50'N, 41°50'E.
  6 Sep 1940
1540 or 1200Z (UK) (e)
15° 50'N, 41° 50'EAt 1200Z hours, Guglielmotti fired torpedoes at the Greek freighter Atlas (4,008 GRT, built 1909).

She was a straggler from convoy BN.4 and was bound from Abadan (Iran) to the Piraeus. Because of her slow speed, she could not maintain station in the convoy. HMS Kingston had sent an armed guard on board and she was told to proceed independently.

Two torpedo tracks were observed, followed by two more and the last hit the vessel, which took a list to starboard. The explosion was rather small, which seems to indicate it was a 450mm torpedo. Her Captain and crew and the British guards took to the lifeboats (twenty-seven survivors, no casualties). Apparently a fifth torpedo (described as smaller than the 21" torpedoes, so was probably of 450mm type) was fired and was observed by the survivors in the lifeboats to be a surface runner. It missed, but the Greek vessel finally sank. The Greek survivors reached Kamaran Island at 0800Z hours on 8th September, the British arrived a few hours later.

The attack is not well documented on the Italian side as the submarine's patrol report has not survived.

7.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)19 Sep 19402130Massawa26 Sep 19401650Massawa617Patrolled in Red Sea.

Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)14 Oct 19400700Massawa14 Oct 19400730Massawa0,4Entered dock.

Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)18 Oct 19401830Massawa18 Oct 19401855Massawa0,4Exited dock.

8.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)19 Oct 19401410Massawa24 Oct 19400857Massawa559,6Patrolled in Red Sea.

9.Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)1 Nov 19401432Massawa6 Nov 19400924Massawa445Patrolled in Red Sea.

14 entries. 14 total patrol entries (9 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.

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