Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Rodolfo Bombig

Born  12 Jan 1912Pola
Died  11 Apr 1978(66)Trieste


  S.T.V.Sottotenente di Vascello
  T.V.Tenente di Vascello


6 Nov 1941 Croce di guerra al valore militare
12 Apr 1946 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare

Career information

DIASPRO (S.T.V. First Officer): from 02.02.1940 to December 1940+.
Promoted T.V. on ? DIASPRO (T.V. resp.): from 19.12.1940 to 29.12.1940.
BARBARIGO (T.V. First Officer): from ? to August 1941+.
ASCIANGHI (T.V. C.O.): from 20.05.1942 to 27.08.1942.
ZOEA (T.V. C.O.): from 28.08.1942 to 15.09 1945.
RUGGIERO SETTIMO (T.V. C.O.): from 08.04.1945 to 05.05.1945.

Commands listed for Rodolfo Bombig

Submarine Type Rank From To
Diaspro (DS)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.19 Dec 194029 Dec 1940
Ascianghi (AS)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.20 May 194227 Aug 1942
Ruggiero Settimo (RS)Ocean goingT.V.8 Apr 19459 Apr 1945
Zoea (ZE)MinelayingT.V.28 Aug 194215 Sep 1945

Ships hit by Rodolfo Bombig

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Rodolfo Bombig

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Diaspro (DS)19 Dec 1940Cagliari29 Dec 1940Cagliari702At Cagliari. Change in command.

Ascianghi (AS)22 May 19420930Monfalcone22 May 19421616Pola46Trials.

Ascianghi (AS)25 May 19420906Monfalcone25 May 19421610Pola55Trials.

Ascianghi (AS)27 May 19420835Monfalcone27 May 19421555Pola75Passage Monfalcone-Pola with the submarine Toti.

Ascianghi (AS)28 May 19421845Pola28 May 19422052PolaDiving trials in harbour.

Ascianghi (AS)30 May 19420622Pola30 May 19422105Pola138,5Diving trials, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.

Ascianghi (AS)1 Jun 19420940Pola1 Jun 19422018Pola14Exercises.

Ascianghi (AS)2 Jun 19420630Pola2 Jun 19421220Fiume68Passage Pola-Fiume.

Ascianghi (AS)3 Jun 19421000Fiume4 Jun 19420240FiumeExercises with the submarines Manara and Menotti, escorted by the torpedo boat Insidioso.

Ascianghi (AS)6 Jun 19420930Fiume6 Jun 19421825FiumeExercises with the submarines Bandiera and Serpente, escorted by the torpedo boat Insidioso.

Ascianghi (AS)7 Jun 1942Fiume7 Jun 1942FiumeExercises.

Ascianghi (AS)9 Jun 19421005Fiume13 Jun 19421130Trapani883,5Passage Fiume-Trapani.

1.Ascianghi (AS)14 Jun 19420930Trapani18 Jun 19421630Trapani494Sailed escorted by the torpedo boat Dezza until 1604 hours on the 14th and patrolled west of Malta, between 35°40'N and 36°00' N, and between 13°00'E and 13°20'E, to intercept a large convoy.
  15 Jun 1942130035° 47'N, 13° 06'EAt 1300 hours, a smoke was sighted on the horizon. Ascianghi attempted to close but lost sight of it.
  15 Jun 1942160035° 51'N, 13° 05'EAt 1600 hours, a convoy of four merchant vessels with six destroyers were sighted (operation HARPOON). Ascianghi could not close to attack.
  16 Jun 1942091535° 50'N, 13° 05'EAt 0915 hours, the wreck of a CANT Z.506 no 288-7 seaplane was sighted. Ascianghi looked for survivors without success.

Ascianghi (AS)19 Jun 19421740Trapani20 Jun 1942MessinaPassage Trapani-Messina.

Ascianghi (AS)20 Jun 19422120Messina21 Jun 19420652Augusta303,5Passage Messina-Augusta.

Ascianghi (AS)26 Jun 19420025Augusta27 Jun 19420645Trapani303,5Passage Augusta-Trapani.

2.Ascianghi (AS)28 Jun 19420800Trapani11 Jul 19421728Trapani1215Patrolled east of La Galite Island and north of Cape Blanc, between 37°20'N and 37°50'N, and between 09°20'E and 10°00'E, to intercept enemy traffic. Uneventful. Sighted only French ships. Dived twice because of unknown aircraft.

3.Ascianghi (AS)11 Aug 19421206Trapani17 Aug 19421736Trapani708,5Sailed with the submarines Dessiè and Alagi. Escorted by the auxiliary minesweeper R.D.4 until 1530 hours on the 11th. Patrolled between 37°20'N and 38°00'N, and between 10°00'E and 10°40'E, off the north coast of Tunisia.
  12 Aug 1942194037° 40'N, 10° 30'EAt 1940 hours, a convoy was sighted at 15-20,0000 metres. This was the PEDESTAL convoy. Ascianghi could not close to attack, but observed columns of smoke and explosions at long range.
  16 Aug 19420555At 0555 hours, the silhouette of a submarine, probably Italian, was sighted at less than 1,000 metres. Ascianghi turned away.

4.Ascianghi (AS)17 Aug 19422350Trapani19 Aug 19420245Trapani245Sailed with Alagi and Asteria, escorted by an R.D. (minesweeper) vessel until 0245 hours on the 18th, for patrol between 37°20'N and 37°50'N, and between 09°20'E and 10°20'E, and patrolled off north coast of Tunisia. Upon her return was met by escort at 2355 hours on the 18th.
  18 Aug 19420617At 0617 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.
  18 Aug 19421154At 1154 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.

Ascianghi (AS)20 Aug 19420911Trapani20 Aug 19421930Trapani100Passage to Messina but then ordered back.

Ascianghi (AS)22 Aug 19420505Trapani23 Aug 19420645Messina247,5Passage Trapani-Messina.

Zoea (ZE)6 Sep 19421305Taranto6 Sep 19421840Taranto31Trials.

Zoea (ZE)7 Sep 19420815Taranto7 Sep 19421322Taranto31Trials.

5.Zoea (ZE)9 Sep 19421150Taranto12 Sep 19420901BenghaziSupply mission to Benghazi (58 tons of ammunition). Uneventful. Heard only H.E.

6.Zoea (ZE)12 Sep 19421710Benghazi15 Sep 19421310Taranto1110Return trip from supply mission to Benghazi. Uneventful [mileage is for round trip].

7.Zoea (ZE)23 Sep 19421115Taranto26 Sep 19420935BenghaziSupply mission to Benghazi (62 tons of ammunition). Her diesel engines emitted a lot of smoke.
  24 Sep 19420830At 0830 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.

8.Zoea (ZE)26 Sep 19421550Benghazi29 Sep 19421210Taranto1155Return trip from supply mission to Benghazi [mileage is for round trip].
  27 Sep 1942084534° 45'N, 19° 24'EAt 0845 hours, several aircraft were seen coming from the stern and the submarine dived.
  28 Sep 1942080037° 34'N, 18° 35'EAt 0800 hours, a German aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.

9.Zoea (ZE)10 Oct 19421115Taranto13 Oct 19421000BenghaziSupply mission to Benghazi (45.6 tons: 45.3 tons of Italian ammunition, 0.3 ton of spare parts). Uneventful.

10.Zoea (ZE)13 Oct 19421640Benghazi17 Oct 19421700Taranto1123,5Return trip from supply mission to Benghazi [mileage is for round trip].
  14 Oct 1942063533° 30'N, 19° 02'EAt 0635 hours, a German aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.
  14 Oct 1942070633° 38'N, 19° 02'EAt 0706 hours, two aircraft were seen and the submarine dived.
  14 Oct 1942075933° 40'N, 19° 05'EAt 0759 hours, an aircraft was seen steering 290° and the submarine dived.
  14 Oct 1942112233° 59'N, 19° 18'EAt 1122 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived. Two bombs exploded near her but caused no damage.
  15 Oct 1942161535° 36'N, 19° 36'EAt 1615 hours, a German aircraft was seen and the exchanged recognition signals.
  15 Oct 1942162035° 36'N, 19° 36'EAt 1615 hours, another German aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.

11.Zoea (ZE)1 Nov 19421125Taranto4 Nov 19420915TobrukSupply mission to Tobruk (48 tons of Italian petrol).
  3 Nov 19420545At 0545 hours, a German aircraft was seen and the exchanged recognition signals. Later, Zoea sighted many German aircraft but none made the recognition signals.
  3 Nov 1942152534° 16'N, 22° 58'EAt 1525 hours, two German aircraft were sighted, apparently conducting a systematic search. They exchanged recognition signals at 1540 hours. These were probably the same aircraft sighted by Ascianghi.
  3 Nov 1942163234° 16'N, 22° 58'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1632 hours, an Italian submarine was sighted and exchanged recognition signals. This was Ascianghi.
  3 Nov 1942185534° 00'N, 23° 12'EAt 1855 hours, a hospital ship was sighted steering 300°.
  3 Nov 1942225533° 23'N, 23° 28'E
(0) Approximately.
At 2255 hours, another hospital ship was sighted steering 340°.

12.Zoea (ZE)4 Nov 19421540Tobruk8 Nov 19421645Taranto1238,5Return trip from supply mission to Tobruk [mileage is for round trip].
  8 Nov 19420800At 0800 hours, a submarine was sighted. It was believed to be Otaria.

Zoea (ZE)8 Jan 19431045Taranto8 Jan 19431707Taranto14Trials.

Zoea (ZE)11 Jan 19430825Taranto11 Jan 19431705Taranto14Trials.

Zoea (ZE)13 Jan 19430932Taranto13 Jan 19431117Taranto4,2Trials.

13.Zoea (ZE)16 Jan 19431145Taranto23 Jan 19430905SfaxSupply mission to Tripoli (35 tons of Italian ammunition, 5.6 tons of foodstuff and 0.4 tons of various stores). As she was approaching her destination, at 0612 hours on the 20th, she received a signal to return home. At 0037 hours on the 21st, she was told to remain in the area and then was ordered to Zuara and finally to Sfax.
  20 Jan 1943025034° 38'N, 15° 30'EAt 0250 hours, a hospital ship was sighted steering 050°.

14.Zoea (ZE)23 Jan 19431255Sfax28 Jan 19431505Taranto1620Return trip from supply mission to Sfax [mileage is for round trip].
  25 Jan 1943025034° 38'N, 15° 30'EAt 0250 hours, two destroyers were sighted at distance of 12,000 metres. They were believed to be part of the convoy heading for Malta and later detected with the hydrophones. They turned toward the submarine. Because the moonlight made a surface attack difficult, Zoea submerged.
  28 Jan 19430800
(0) Off Cape Trionto.
At 0800 hours, the torpedo boat Perseo escorting a tanker was sighted.

Zoea (ZE)22 Feb 19430800Taranto22 Feb 19431600Taranto66,5Trials.

Zoea (ZE)1 Apr 19430800Taranto1 Apr 19431200Taranto17Trials.

Zoea (ZE)2 Apr 19430955Taranto2 Apr 19431305Taranto9Trials.

Zoea (ZE)8 Apr 19430930Taranto8 Apr 19431600Taranto15Trials.

Zoea (ZE)13 Apr 19430712Taranto13 Apr 19431550Taranto43Trials.

Zoea (ZE)14 Apr 19430955Taranto16 Apr 19430648Augusta325,5Passage Taranto-Augusta.
  14 Apr 1943142339° 59'N, 17° 14'EAt 1423 hours, a derelict mine was sighted.

15.Zoea (ZE)4 May 19431800Augusta8 May 19430045LampedusaSupply mission to Lampedusa (54.03 tons of Italian ammunition). Uneventful except for sighting an Italian convoy and hearing H.E.

16.Zoea (ZE)8 May 19430504Lampedusa12 May 19430207Augusta793Return trip from supply mission to Lampedusa. Uneventful. Heard only H.E.

Zoea (ZE)15 May 19432240Augusta18 May 19430705Taranto306Passage Augusta-Taranto. Uneventful.
  16 May 19430004At 0004 hours, the submarine Pietro Micca was sighted and exchanged recognition signals. She was returning because of defects.

Zoea (ZE)12 Jun 19431315Taranto12 Jun 19431830Taranto34Trials.

Zoea (ZE)18 Jun 19431400Taranto18 Jun 19431835Taranto29,2Sonar exercises with the torpedo boat Lince and auxiliary Claretta.

17.Zoea (ZE)21 Jun 19431918Taranto22 Jun 19431232Taranto107Hydrophone watch.
  22 Jun 19431423
(0) 182° - Torre Ovo - 11 miles.
At 1423 hours, a derelict mine was sighted.

Zoea (ZE)3 Jul 19430510Taranto3 Jul 19431002Taranto36,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)7 Jul 19430440Taranto7 Jul 19431110Taranto32,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)9 Jul 19430903Taranto9 Jul 19431215Taranto30Trials.

18.Zoea (ZE)19 Jul 19430315Taranto20 Jul 19430350Taranto116Special mission. Probably hydrophone watch with submarine Micca in Gulf of Taranto.

19.Zoea (ZE)21 Jul 19430100Taranto21 Jul 19430400TarantoSailed for defensive patrol but quickly recalled.

20.Zoea (ZE)21 Jul 19430500Taranto23 Jul 19430734Taranto278Sailed with the submarine Micca for defensive patrol in 39°40'N, 17°50'E or 30 miles from Punta Alice, in Gulf of Taranto. This was also reported as Special Mission. Uneventful.

Zoea (ZE)27 Jul 19430455Taranto27 Jul 19431020Taranto30Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)4 Aug 19430536Taranto4 Aug 19430951Taranto34,8Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)18 Aug 19430516Taranto18 Aug 19431018Taranto29,4Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)28 Aug 19431435Taranto28 Aug 1943106Taranto8,1Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)1 Sep 19430524Taranto1 Sep 19431107Taranto34Exercises.

21.Zoea (ZE)3 Sep 19430115Taranto10 Sep 19430930Augusta743Sailed for special mission between 38°30'N and 38°38'N, and between 15°45'E and Italian coast. then diverted to Augusta for surrender.

Zoea (ZE)17 Sep 19430602Augusta17 Sep 19431835Malta102Passage Augusta-Malta with the submarines Settembrini, Corridoni, Bragadino, Squalo and Vortice.

Zoea (ZE)16 Oct 19430841Malta21 Oct 19430950Haifa1071Passage Malta-Haifa with the submarines Atropo, Corridoni and Menotti.

22.Zoea (ZE)23 Oct 19430600Haifa26 Oct 19432105LerosSupply mission to Leros (Port Laki) with 48 tons of stores and 25 bags of mail. Uneventful.

23.Zoea (ZE)27 Oct 19430227Leros29 Oct 19432152Haifa1317Return trip from supply mission to Leros.
  28 Oct 19430206
(0) Kaso Strait.
At 0206 hours, a submarine was sighted. Zoea turned away.
  29 Oct 19430920At 0920 hours, the submarine Ciro Menotti was sighted and exchanged recognition signals.

24.Zoea (ZE)3 Nov 19430301Haifa6 Nov 19432032LerosSupply mission to Leros through (1) 32°59'N, 34°34'E (2) 34°26'N, 27°10'E, thence diving at dawn north of Kaso Strait. She was carrying 37 tons of stores and six anti-tank guns (on deck).
  5 Nov 19432104At 2104 hours, a British submarine was sighted and exchanged recognition signals. This was HMS Seraph (Lieutenant N.L.A. Jewell, MBE, RN).

25.Zoea (ZE)7 Nov 19430220Leros10 Nov 19432204Haifa1321Return trip from supply mission to Leros.
  8 Nov 19430522
(0) Kaso Strait.
At 0522 hours, a submarine was sighted and Zoea turned away.
  8 Nov 19431840
1820 (e)

(e) 34° 55'N, 27° 40'E
(0) [southeast of Kaso Strait].
At 1840 hours, a submarine was sighted making a recognition signal, but dived before it was returned (this was ORP Dzik). Zoea turned away.

Zoea (ZE)3 Dec 19430815Haifa3 Dec 19431635Haifa311Exercises with coastal battery.

Zoea (ZE)4 Dec 19430816Haifa5 Dec 19431840Alexandria311Passage Haifa-Alexandria, escorted by King George II.
  4 Dec 19431147
(0) Off Haifa.
At 1147 hours, the submarine Galatea was sighted.

Zoea (ZE)7 Dec 19430825Alexandria7 Dec 19431546AlexandriaBrief sortie for demagnetization.

Zoea (ZE)8 Dec 19430800Alexandria8 Dec 19431516Alexandria47Sonar exercises with two British destroyers.

Zoea (ZE)9 Dec 19430825Alexandria9 Dec 19431512Alexandria46,6Sonar exercises with a British and a Polish destroyers.

Zoea (ZE)10 Dec 19430830Alexandria10 Dec 19431505Alexandria47,3Sonar exercises with a British vessel.

Zoea (ZE)12 Dec 19430810Alexandria12 Dec 19430905Alexandria0,6Sailed for exercises but these were then canceled.

Zoea (ZE)13 Dec 19430905Alexandria13 Dec 19431552Alexandria47,8Sonar exercises with a British vessel.

Zoea (ZE)14 Dec 19430837Alexandria14 Dec 19431403Alexandria48,2Sonar exercises with two British vessels.

Zoea (ZE)15 Dec 19430834Alexandria15 Dec 19431315Alexandria46Sonar exercises with two British vessels.

Zoea (ZE)16 Dec 19430834Alexandria16 Dec 19431539Alexandria46,5Sonar exercises with two British vessels.

Zoea (ZE)17 Dec 19430900Alexandria17 Dec 19431604Alexandria45,8Sonar exercises with two British vessels.

Zoea (ZE)18 Dec 19430610Alexandria19 Dec 19431245Haifa321Passage Alexandria-Haifa.

Zoea (ZE)9 Jan 19440610Haifa9 Jan 19441245Haifa28,7Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)23 Jan 19440700Haifa24 Jan 19441528Alexandria309Passage Haifa-Alexandria.

Zoea (ZE)25 Jan 19440810Alexandria25 Jan 19441629Alexandria51Exercises with a British destroyer.

Zoea (ZE)28 Jan 19440800Alexandria28 Jan 19441652Alexandria46,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)29 Jan 19440630Alexandria29 Jan 19441422Alexandria42,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)1 Feb 19440700Alexandria1 Feb 19441619Alexandria52,8Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)2 Feb 19440720Alexandria2 Feb 19441600Alexandria45Exercises with a Polish destroyer.

Zoea (ZE)3 Feb 19440720Alexandria3 Feb 19441600Alexandria47,5Exercises with a British destroyer.

Zoea (ZE)4 Feb 19440900Alexandria4 Feb 19441553Alexandria36,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)7 Feb 19441000Alexandria7 Feb 19441815Alexandria38Exercises with a British destroyer.

Zoea (ZE)9 Feb 19440900Alexandria9 Feb 19441746Alexandria44,7Exercises with a Greek corvette.

Zoea (ZE)10 Feb 19440730Alexandria10 Feb 19441658Alexandria42,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)11 Feb 19440645Alexandria11 Feb 19441559Alexandria48,2Exercises with a Greek corvette.

Zoea (ZE)12 Feb 19440600Alexandria13 Feb 19441306Haifa303,3Passage Alexandria-Haifa for refit.

Zoea (ZE)21 Apr 19441045Haifa21 Apr 19441931Haifa47,5Trials.

Zoea (ZE)22 Apr 19441816Haifa24 Apr 19441927Alexandria352Passage Haifa-Alexandria.
  23 Apr 19441506
(0) Between Alexandria and Haifa.
At 1506 hours, the submarine Alagi was sighted.

Zoea (ZE)25 Apr 19440700Alexandria25 Apr 19441745Alexandria49,2Exercises with a British destroyer.

Zoea (ZE)27 Apr 19440723Alexandria27 Apr 19441822Alexandria40,8Exercises with two British corvettes.

Zoea (ZE)28 Apr 19440653Alexandria28 Apr 19441733Alexandria45,7Exercises with two British corvettes.

Zoea (ZE)1 May 19440736Alexandria1 May 19441733Alexandria41,3Exercises with a Btitish corvette and MTB.

Zoea (ZE)2 May 19440742Alexandria2 May 19441514Alexandria38,7Exercises with two Motor Launches.

Zoea (ZE)3 May 19440645Alexandria3 May 19441940Alexandria50,1Exercises with a British destroyer and a Motor Launch.

Zoea (ZE)5 May 19440656Alexandria5 May 19441658Alexandria53Exercises with a British destroyer and two corvettes.

Zoea (ZE)6 May 19441020Alexandria6 May 19441837Alexandria43,3Exercises with a British destroyer.

Zoea (ZE)8 May 19441059Alexandria8 May 19441758Alexandria50,6Exercises with two British destroyers and two corvettes.

Zoea (ZE)9 May 19441224Alexandria9 May 19441847Alexandria43,6Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)10 May 19441222Alexandria10 May 19441851Alexandria43,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)11 May 19441114Alexandria11 May 19441703Alexandria44,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)12 May 19440817Alexandria12 May 19441446Alexandria44,3Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)13 May 19440558Alexandria14 May 19441546Haifa341,5Passage Alexandria-Haifa.

Zoea (ZE)18 Jun 19441744Haifa20 Jun 19440730Alexandria341Passage Haifa-Alexandria.
  19 Jun 19441506
(0) Between Alexandria and Haifa.
At 1506 hours, two Egyptian sailing vessels were sighted.

Zoea (ZE)22 Jun 19440737Alexandria22 Jun 19441414Alexandria53,8Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)26 Jun 19440702Alexandria26 Jun 19441505Alexandria48,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)27 Jun 19440655Alexandria27 Jun 19441508Alexandria47,1Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)28 Jun 19440835Alexandria28 Jun 19441544Alexandria43,7Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)30 Jun 19440643Alexandria30 Jun 19441618Alexandria58,7Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)2 Jul 19440644Alexandria2 Jul 19441442Alexandria51,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)5 Jul 19440741Alexandria5 Jul 19441221Alexandria45,7Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)6 Jul 19440640Alexandria6 Jul 19441458Alexandria52,3Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)7 Jul 19440640Alexandria7 Jul 19441320Alexandria42,6Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)10 Jul 19440638Alexandria10 Jul 19441723Alexandria57,8Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)11 Jul 19440736Alexandria11 Jul 19441418Alexandria47,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)12 Jul 19440641Alexandria12 Jul 19441713Alexandria66Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)13 Jul 19440638Alexandria13 Jul 19441534Alexandria49,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)14 Jul 19440706Alexandria14 Jul 19441358Alexandria43Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)17 Jul 19440636Alexandria17 Jul 19441510Alexandria56,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)18 Jul 19440737Alexandria18 Jul 19441640Alexandria47,6Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)20 Jul 19440840Alexandria20 Jul 19441454Alexandria44,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)21 Jul 19440700Alexandria21 Jul 19441330Alexandria42,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)22 Jul 19441909Alexandria24 Jul 19440800Haifa354Passage Alexandria-Haifa.

Zoea (ZE)26 Aug 19440842Haifa28 Aug 19440819Alexandria404,6Passage Haifa-Alexandria.

Zoea (ZE)29 Aug 19440656Alexandria29 Aug 19441700Alexandria61,2Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)1 Sep 19440749Alexandria1 Sep 19441601Alexandria51,9Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)4 Sep 19440854Alexandria4 Sep 19441754Alexandria56Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)6 Sep 19440907Alexandria6 Sep 19441842Alexandria56,9Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)7 Sep 19440735Alexandria7 Sep 19441432Alexandria54,8Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)11 Sep 19440714Alexandria11 Sep 19441419Alexandria55,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)14 Sep 19440759Alexandria14 Sep 19441628Alexandria56,7Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)18 Sep 19440647Alexandria18 Sep 19441422Alexandria56Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)19 Sep 19440732Alexandria19 Sep 19441431Alexandria50Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)21 Sep 19440731Alexandria21 Sep 19441437Alexandria52Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)25 Sep 19440702Alexandria25 Sep 19441638Alexandria60Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)26 Sep 19440650Alexandria26 Sep 19441410Alexandria57,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)27 Sep 19440658Alexandria27 Sep 19441542Alexandria58,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)29 Sep 19440630Alexandria29 Sep 19441722Alexandria65Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)30 Sep 19440733Alexandria30 Sep 19441433Alexandria46Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)1 Oct 19441845Alexandria3 Oct 19440902Haifa355Passage Alexandria-Haifa.

Zoea (ZE)30 Oct 19441237Haifa1 Nov 19441021Alexandria359Passage Haifa-Alexandria.

Zoea (ZE)9 Nov 19440650Alexandria9 Nov 19441421Alexandria48,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)13 Nov 19440705Alexandria13 Nov 19441447Alexandria45,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)14 Nov 19440732Alexandria14 Nov 19441421Alexandria41Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)20 Nov 19440655Alexandria20 Nov 19441647Alexandria48Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)23 Nov 19440722Alexandria23 Nov 19441730Alexandria50Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)25 Nov 19440707Alexandria25 Nov 19441431Alexandria42Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)28 Nov 19440652Alexandria28 Nov 19441656Alexandria44,5Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)29 Nov 19440705Alexandria29 Nov 19441555Alexandria41Exercises.

Zoea (ZE)2 Dec 19441615Alexandria4 Dec 19440624Haifa290Passage Alexandria-Haifa with submarine Bandiera.

Zoea (ZE)16 Dec 19441011Alexandria20 Dec 19441803Tobruk647Passage Alexandria-Tobruk.

Zoea (ZE)21 Dec 19440923Tobruk25 Dec 19441223Messina645Passage Tobruk-Messina.

Zoea (ZE)8 Jan 19450630Messina9 Jan 19452020Taranto253Passage Messina-Taranto.

Ruggiero Settimo (RS)8 Apr 1945Taranto9 Apr 1945TarantoIn Taranto. Change in command.

Zoea (ZE)11 May 19450645Taranto12 May 19450315Taranto103Passage Taranto-Naples but broke down and had to be towed back by the torpedo boat Fortunale.

Zoea (ZE)5 Jun 19450800Taranto5 Jun 19451146Taranto19Trials.

Zoea (ZE)6 Jun 19451125Taranto8 Jun 19450845Naples400Passage Taranto-Naples towed by the torpedo boat Fortunale. The submarine did not carry out any sortie for the rest of the war.

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