Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders


Cesare Buldrini

Born  11 Apr 1916San Remo
Died  14 Oct 1994(78)San Remo

Ranks

  T.V.Tenente di Vascello

Decorations

  Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
  Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
  Medaglia d'argento al valore militare
  Croce al merito di guerra
  Croce al merito di guerra

Career information

LUIGI SETTEMBRINI (T.V. First Officer): from ? to December 1941.
BRONZO (T.V. First Officer): from 13.01.1942 to 24.04.1942.
BRONZO (T.V. C.O.): from 24.04.1942 to 08.07.1943?
GOFFREDO MAMELI (T.V. C.O.): from 12.07.1943 to end of war.

Commands listed for Cesare Buldrini


Submarine Type Rank From To
Bronzo (BZ)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.24 Apr 1942Jul 1943
Goffredo Mameli (GM)Ocean goingT.V.12 Jul 1943Aug 1945

Ships hit by Cesare Buldrini


DateSubmarineShip hitTypeGRTNat.Loss type
1.12 Aug 1942BronzoEmpire Hope?Tanker12,688BritishSunk?

War patrols listed for Cesare Buldrini

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Bronzo (BZ)26 Apr 19421322Taranto26 Apr 19421940Taranto35Exercises, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.6.

Bronzo (BZ)27 Apr 19420645Taranto27 Apr 19421305Taranto37Exercises, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.6.

Bronzo (BZ)29 Apr 19420634Taranto29 Apr 19421425Taranto33Exercises, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.6.

Bronzo (BZ)30 Apr 19420834Taranto30 Apr 19421604Taranto29Exercises with submarine Micca, escorted by torpedo boat Audace.

Bronzo (BZ)2 May 19420838Taranto2 May 19421400Taranto38Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Aretusa.

Bronzo (BZ)3 May 19420948Taranto3 May 19421300Taranto37Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Aretusa.

Bronzo (BZ)6 May 19420845Taranto6 May 19421815Taranto34Exercises, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.13.

Bronzo (BZ)7 May 19422037Taranto7 May 19422342Taranto52Exercises with torpedo boat Sagittario.

Bronzo (BZ)12 May 19421423Taranto12 May 19421920Taranto37Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)13 May 19421501Taranto13 May 19421756Taranto21Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)22 May 19421031Taranto22 May 19422301Taranto20Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)23 May 19421245Taranto23 May 19421550Taranto21Exercises, escorted back by the minesweeper R.D.6.

Bronzo (BZ)24 May 19421229Taranto24 May 19421426Taranto25Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)2 Jun 19421200Taranto2 Jun 19421627Taranto17,2Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)3 Jun 19421634Taranto3 Jun 19422004Taranto25,5Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)5 Jun 19421919Taranto9 Jun 19421455Cagliari649Passage Taranto-Cagliari. Escorted through the Messina Strait by the torpedo boat Abba. Uneventful.

1.Bronzo (BZ)12 Jun 19421400Cagliari29 Jun 19420944Cagliari1516During operation HARPOON, patrolled between 37°00' N and 37°20' N, and between 04°00' E and 04°20' E with Acciaio, Emo, Giada, Otaria and Uarsciek. She had barely reached the area, when on 14th June, she was ordered to a new area between 36°40' N and 37°00' N, and between 00°00' E and 00°20' E. On 17th June, she was moved to a new area between 37°20' N and 37°40' N, and between 03°00' E and 03°20' E. During the evening of 18th June, she was ordered again to a new area between 37°50' N and 38°10' N, and between 03°00' E and 03°20' E.
  13 Jun 19420730At 0730 hours, a Sunderland aircraft was sighted and the submarine dived. At 0735 hours, two explosions were heard in the distance.
  13 Jun 19421826At 1826 hours, an aircraft was seen at a distance of 8,000 metres and the submarine dived.
  13 Jun 19422110At 2110 hours, a submarine similar to the 600-ton type was sighted, steering 290-295°. It was believed to be probably Giada. Bronzo went down to 20 meters.
  14 Jun 19422205At 2205 hours, a Sunderland aircraft was sighted and Bronzo dived.
  15 Jun 19420555At 0555 hours, a steamer with a large tug were observed. Since the submarine was on the French traffic route, T.V. Buldrini decided to avoid contact.
  15 Jun 19421015At 1015 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.
  15 Jun 19422342
0049/16 (e)
36° 50'N, 0° 10'EAt 2342 hours, an enemy escort vessel of the KINGFISHER class was sight. It opened fire on the submarine. This was the corvette HMS Coltsfoot in company with HMS Geranium escorting the Fleet tanker Brown Ranger (Operation HARPOON). She reported attacking a submarine.

Bronzo turned to attempt a stern shot but as the vessel was approaching at 20 knots, T.V. Buldrini elected to go deep. As the submarine was passing 60 meters, four depth-charges exploded very close and four more when the submarine was at 90 meters. At midnight another four depth-charges were heard and by 0050 hours on the 16th, the submarine had now reached a depth of 117 meters. At 0115 hours, the submarine surfaced with the gun crew ready to fight it out but the enemy vessel was gone.
  16 Jun 1942223336° 30'N, 0° 20'E
(0) Italian Grid 7741.
At 2233 hours, a battleship of the QUEEN ELIZABETH class and an aircraft carrier believed to be HMS Eagle. No destroyers were sighted. Bronzo attempted to carry out an attack but could not get into a favourable position.

These were probably the battleship HMS Malaya and the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle.
  17 Jun 19420900At 0900 hours, information was received that a cruiser and four destroyers were sighted at 0632 hours, in Italian Grid 8289 (or 350° - Cape Bon - 50 miles) steering 300°, 14 knots. Bronzo attempted to intercept and at 2046 hours, only heard H.E. but sighted nothing.
  21 Jun 19422330
2328 (e)
38° 00'N, 3° 10'EAt 2330 hours, a submarine similar to the British TRITON class was sighted steering straight for Bronzo. T.V. Cesare Buldrini had orders not to attack submarines encountered and was not in a favourable position for action. Moreover, Zaffiro was known to be in the adjacent area. Yet Bronzo had been alerted by a signal from MARICOSOM (1215/18) that a British submarine was in the vicinity. The enemy submarine turned away and then three explosions were heard. Buldrini assumed that the enemy submarine had fired three torpedoes at him before turning away although no torpedo tracks were seen.

This was HMS P 43 (Lieutenant A.C. Halliday, RN) (later to be named HMS Unison) who sighted the Italian submarine at a distance of 1.6 miles and, at 2328 hours, fired four torpedoes at a range of 1,200 yards and they all missed.

Bronzo (BZ)3 Jul 19420745Cagliari3 Jul 19421310Cagliari25Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)10 Jul 19420805Cagliari10 Jul 19421745Cagliari67Exercises.

2.Bronzo (BZ)16 Jul 19420235Cagliari20 Jul 19421538Cagliari598Patrolled 4 miles east of La Galite. Sighted only French ships.
  16 Jul 1942124537° 32'N, 10° 07'EAt 1245 hours, a derelict mine was sighted but no action was taken.
  20 Jul 19420640At 0640 hours, the submarine Dagabur was encountered and recognition signals were exchanged.

Bronzo (BZ)22 Jul 19420938Cagliari22 Jul 19421325Cagliari28Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)31 Jul 19421610Cagliari1 Aug 19421125La Maddalena196Passage Cagliari-La Maddalena.

3.Bronzo (BZ)11 Aug 19420511La Maddalena17 Aug 19421215Cagliari1025Patrolled in an area between 37°20' and 38°00' N, and between 10°00' E and 10°40' E, against the PEDESTAL convoy.
  12 Aug 1942190537° 37'N, 10° 15'EAt 1905 hours, a convoy was sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres, steering 100° at 12 knots. This was the PEDESTAL convoy. The submarine moved eastward to close, sighting several ships burning.

At 1956 hours, a freighter was observed to be hit aft.

At 1958 hours, a freighter was hit by a torpedo and was listing. Shortly after, another vessel was hit beyond it. Twelve freighters and warships could be counted.

At 2023 hours, another vessel was hit.
  12 Aug 1942220537° 30'N, 10° 10'EAt 2205 hours, two cruisers and a destroyer were sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres, course 090°, 12 knots. Bronzo tried in vain to close to attack.
  12 Aug 1942234637° 34'N, 10° 34'EAt 2302 hours, a 13,000-ton tanker on fire astern and crawling at 3 knots was sighted.

At 2346 hours, two torpedoes were fired from bow tubes at a range of 1,200 metres. They missed due to a defect in the gyro angles.

At 2348 hours, a third torpedo was fired from a bow tube. It was claimed to have hit. Due to the confusion of the action, it is difficult to determine the target.

This was probably Empire Hope (12,688 GRT, built 1941) which had been abandoned or Clan Ferguson (7,347 GRT, built 1938). Clan Ferguson is reported to have been hit by Junkers 88 and blew up at about 2015 hours. Survivors reported that she was hit by an Italian torpedo-bomber at 2103 hours. Twelve of her crew were killed, including two gunners, as well as twenty passengers. Fifty-three survivors were picked up by the Italians. Empire Hope had been damaged by bombers at 2030 hours and abandoned in position 37°35' N, 10°25' E. The destroyer HMS Penn picked up her survivors and sank her by torpedo. She had no casualties.
  13 Aug 19421106
Noon (e)
37° 29'N, 10° 25'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1106 hours, a lifeboat with survivors from Clan Ferguson was sighted. Buldrini asked them if they had any wounded and required any help. They replied negatively and defiantly claimed that they had reported their position and were waiting to be rescued. Buldrini did not insist and sailed away.
  13 Aug 1942134737° 29'N, 10° 25'EAt 1347 hours, two three-funnel cruisers were sighted at a distance of 20,000 metres, steering 300° passing between Cani Island and the coast. Bronzo tried to close then, at 1410 hours, sighted what appeared to be a damaged aircraft tender and made an enemy report.
  13 Aug 1942182037° 29'N, 10° 25'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1820 hours, a Savoia 79 torpedo-bomber was sighted at a distance of 6,000 metres and it appeared to attack the submarine. The aircraft closed to 3,000 meters but then apparently recognised the identity of the submarine and broke off the attack.
  13 Aug 1942185837° 29'N, 10° 25'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1858 hours, a Savoia 79 torpedo-bomber was sighted and it appeared to attack the submarine. The aircraft closed to 2,500 meters but then apparently recognised the identity of the submarine and broke off the attack.
  13 Aug 19421934
1915 (e)
37° 29'N, 10° 25'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1934 hours, the submarine Emo was encountered. They closed to voice range and exchanged information.
  14 Aug 19422350At 2350 hours, a signal from the submarine Otaria was received. It reported an unknown vessel northwest from her. Bronzo altered course to 278.5° to intercept but sighted nothing.

4.Bronzo (BZ)18 Aug 19420100Cagliari19 Aug 19420101Cagliari207Patrolled in an area between 37°20' and 37°50' N, and between 09°20' E and 10°20' E, against the PEDESTAL convoy.
  18 Aug 19420632
(0) South of Cavoli Island (Sardinia).
At 0632 hours, the italian steamer Perseo was sighted steering 345°, from Tunisia to Cagliari. Bronzo was at periscope depth and although only 400 meters away, her hydrophones had not detected anything.
  18 Aug 19422029
2031 (e)

(0) 161° - Cape Spartivento (Sardinia) - 20 miles (Bronzo) or 214° - Cavoli Isalnd - 24 miles (P.211)
At 2029 hours, a loud torpedo explosion was heard some 4,000 metres distant.

This was HMS P 211 (Commander Ben Bryant, DSC, RN) (later to be named HMS Safari). She had sighted the Italian U-boat and fired six torpedoes at a range of 3,500 yards. Tthe first four equipped with DCR (Duplex Coil Rod) magnetic pistols and the next two with CCR magnetic pistols (compensated coil rod) which would gradually replace the DCR pistols. All missed.

Bronzo (BZ)24 Aug 19421602Cagliari25 Aug 19420937La Maddalena193Passage Cagliari-La Maddalena.

Bronzo (BZ)14 Sep 19420015La Maddalena15 Sep 19421454AugustaPassage La Maddalena-Augusta with submarines Acciaio and Platino.

Bronzo (BZ)26 Sep 19420830Augusta26 Sep 19421305AugustaExercises.

Bronzo (BZ)5 Oct 19420835Augusta5 Oct 19421200Augusta20,4Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)14 Oct 19420700Augusta14 Oct 19421345Augusta79,2Trials.

Bronzo (BZ)5 Nov 19421135Augusta6 Nov 19420920Trapani277Passage Augusta-Trapani.

5.Bronzo (BZ)7 Nov 19420046Trapani19 Nov 19420957Cagliari1648Sailed for a patrol in an area between 37°18' and 37°41' N, and between 09°54' E and 10°15' E. However, on the night of 8th November, she was ordered to an area off Algiers. She was off Cape Sigli (Bougie) when she was ordered to an area between 38°20' and 38°40' N, and between 06°40' E and 07°00' E. During the evening of 12th November, she was ordered to do a reconnaissance of the Bay of Bougie. She was then posted to an area 60 miles north of Bone and on the 17th within 20 miles of Cape Bougaroni.
  8 Nov 19421803At 1803 hours, a submarine was sighted and Bronzo turned away.
  9 Nov 19421838
(0) Gulf of Philippeville.
At 1838 hours, a red light was seen, from what was believed to be a patrol-boat. Bronzo tried to close the vessel but lost contact.
  10 Nov 19420135
0020 (e)

(0) Gulf of Philippeville.
At 0135 hours, a submarine believed to be Italian was sighted. Prudently, Bronzo turned away.

This was actually HMS P 45 (Lieutenant H.B. Turner, RN) (later to be named HMS Unrivalled). She had sighted an Italian submarine steering 240° and had dived to attack, but lost contact.
  13 Nov 1942070036° 46'N, 5° 11'EAt 0700 hours, a destroyer of the WITCH class was sighted at a distance of 4,500-5,000 metres, proceeding at 10 knots. Bronzo could not close the range.
  13 Nov 1942165836° 46'N, 5° 11'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1658 hours, five aircraft were seen at a distance of 12,000 metres and the submarine dived.
  15 Nov 19421900At 1900 hours, a submarine was sighted making smoke. Bronzo turned away.

6.Bronzo (BZ)2 Dec 19421834Cagliari11 Dec 19421320Cagliari961Sailed for patrol between 37°00' N and 37°20' N, and between 05°20' E and 05°40' E (Grid 6288). During the evening of 10Th November, she made a reconnaissance of Bone and was also ordered to make a reconnaissance of Bougie.
  4 Dec 1942195437° 37'N, 8° 08'EAt 1954 hours, two steamers escorted by two corvettes or MTBs, were sighted at a distance of 2,500 metres. One of the escorts turned toward Bronzo who was forced to go deep at 2005 hours.
  10 Dec 1942191637° 14'N, 8° 03'EAt 1912 hours, two ships were sighted at a distance of 2,500-3,000 metres.

At 1916 hours, they were now seen to be two "SOUTHAMPTON" class cruisers with two destroyers steering northward at 15 knots. Four torpedoes (533mm) were fired at 6-second firing intervals at a range of 1,500 metres. Two torpedoes had an irregular run, one breaking surface. Bronzo dived and reached a depth of 30 metres when a hit was heard after 85 seconds.

This success has not been confirmed.
  11 Dec 19420650At 0650 hours, a German aircraft was sighted and exchanged recognition signals.

Bronzo (BZ)18 Dec 19421330Cagliari18 Dec 19421735Cagliari20Exercises.

Bronzo (BZ)28 Dec 19420840Cagliari28 Dec 19421200Cagliari25Exercises.

7.Bronzo (BZ)6 Jan 19432010Cagliari13 Jan 19431159Cagliari?Patrolled in the western Mediterranean between 37°20'N and the African coast, and between 05°40'E and 06°20'E. Sighted a convoy on 10 January, but could not mount an effective attack.
  10 Jan 1943141237° 03'N, 5° 06'EAt 1412 hours, a convoy of three 5-6,000-ton steamers escorted by three large minesweepers and two aircraft, was sighted at a range of about 2,500 metres. They had not been detected by the hydrophones. Bronzo closed to a distance of 600 meters for a bow attack but, unable to use the periscope effectively because of the escorts, she failed to get into a good attacking position. The same convoy was sighted a few hours later by Mocenigo, but she was too far away to carry out an attack.

8.Bronzo (BZ)21 Jan 19431803Cagliari6 Feb 19430636Cagliari?Sailed for a patrol between 37°40' N and 38°00' N, and between 06°20' E and 06°40' E. On 23rd January, she was ordered to a new area between 37°20' N and the Algerian coast, and between 04°40' E and 05°00' E. On 3rd February, she was ordered to an area between 37°20' N and the Algerian coast, and between 05°40' E and 06°00' E. Sighted several ships but was unable to carry out an attack.
  22 Jan 19430442At 0442 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 4,000 metres. Bronzo turned away.
  24 Jan 1943124037° 24'N, 4° 47'EAt 1240 hours, a patrol vessel was sighted at a distance of 7-8,000 metres, steering 100°, 10-12 knots. It had not been detected with hydrophones. Bronzo turned away.
  26 Jan 1943163736° 58'N, 5° 02'EAt 1637 hours, two corvettes or MTBs were sighted at a distance of 3,000 metres. Bronzo turned away.
  27 Jan 19430305At 0305 hours, a bomber, which was almost certainly a Douglas DB - 7B Havock or Boston, was sighted. The aircraft circled five times but did not attack and Bronzo did not open fire with her machine-guns as she was close to the coast.
  29 Jan 1943180337° 00'N, 4° 43'EAt 1803 hours, a convoy of fourteen ships, including at least six destroyers, was sighted at a distance of 13-14,000 metres. Bronzo closed, but apparently the convoy was under air attack and, at 1840 hours, bombs fell near the submarine which went deep and could not regain contact.
  31 Jan 1943120136° 54'N, 4° 55'EAt 1201 hours, two patrol vessels of about 300-400 tons were sighted at a distance of 8-10,000 metres.
  31 Jan 1943140136° 54'N, 4° 55'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1401 hours, an MTB, which had not been detected by hydrophones, was sighted at a distance of 2-3,000 metres. Bronzo went deep.
  31 Jan 1943161536° 54'N, 4° 55'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1615 hours, Bronzo was proceeding at a depth of 70 metres, when she was depth-charged by an A/S vessel detected with hydrophones at 1555 hours. The submarine went deep, but suffered some minor damage.

Bronzo (BZ)12 Feb 19431712Cagliari13 Feb 19431640La MaddalenaPassage Cagliari-La Maddalena.

Bronzo (BZ)11 Mar 19431003La Maddalena12 Mar 19430824NaplesPassage La Maddalena-Naples.

Bronzo (BZ)25 May 1943Naples25 May 1943NaplesExercises with the torpedo boat Orsa.

Bronzo (BZ)31 May 19430302Pozzuoli1 Jun 19430200La MaddalenaPassage Pozzuoli-La Maddalena.

Bronzo (BZ)10 Jun 19430538La Maddalena10 Jun 19430812BonifacioPassage La Maddalena-Bonifacio.

9.Bronzo (BZ)18 Jun 19430155Bonifacio3 Jul 19431002La MaddalenaPatrolled between 37°20'N and Algerian coast, and between 04°30'E and 05°07'E then from 20th June, between 38°20'N and 39°00'N, and between 04°20 and 05°00'E. On 28th June, ordered to patrol south of 37°10'N between 05°00'E and 06°00'E. Uneventful except for H.E. and distant explosions.

Bronzo (BZ)3 Jul 19430155La Maddalena3 Jul 19431142Porto Palma (Caprera Island)Changed anchorage.

Bronzo (BZ)3 Jul 19432145Porto Palma (Caprera Island)5 Jul 19431204PozzuoliPassage Porto Palma (Caprera Island)-Pozzuoli.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)20 Jul 19430900Monfalcone20 Jul 19431745MonfalconeExercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Jul 19430736Monfalcone26 Jul 19431322Venice61,2Passage Monfalcone-Venice.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Jul 19430900Venice27 Jul 19431145VeniceExercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)28 Jul 19430915Venice28 Jul 19431150VeniceExercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Jul 19430815Venice29 Jul 19431105VeniceExercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)31 Jul 19430930Venice31 Jul 19431430MonfalconePassage Venice-Monfalcone.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)11 Aug 19430813Monfalcone11 Aug 19431257Monfalcone47,5Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Aug 19430853Monfalcone18 Aug 19431055Monfalcone30Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)19 Aug 19431509Monfalcone19 Aug 19431745Monfalcone36Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Sep 19431352Monfalcone4 Sep 19431605Monfalcone21Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)6 Sep 19430901Monfalcone6 Sep 19431415Pola73Passage Monfalcone-Pola.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)7 Sep 19430840Pola7 Sep 19431137Pola5Demagnetization.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)9 Sep 19431500Pola9 Sep 19431510Pola0,2Changed moorings.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)9 Sep 19432320Pola10 Sep 19431700PelagosaPassage Pola-Brindisi, but anchored off Pelagosa Island to repair defects.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)15 Sep 19431137Pelagosa16 Sep 19430820Brindisi168,5Passage Pelagosa-Brindisi. Uneventful.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)22 Sep 19431324Brindisi22 Sep 19431805Brindisi22Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)5 Oct 19430505Brindisi7 Oct 19430840Naples491,5Passage Brindisi-Naples. Uneventful.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)7 Oct 19430955Naples7 Oct 19431032Naples0,8Changed anchorage.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 Oct 19431442Naples12 Oct 19431608Torre Annunziata11Passage Naples-Torre Annunziata.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Nov 19431210Torre Annunziata (Naples)18 Nov 19431530Augusta175Passage Naples-Augusta with Otaria, HMS Nubian and convoy NV 8B (fifteen merchant vessels).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)21 Nov 19430915Augusta21 Nov 19430955Augusta0,8Changed anchorage.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)23 Nov 19430745Augusta23 Nov 19431630Augusta34Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)6 Dec 19430701Augusta7 Dec 19431538Taranto217,7Passage Augusta-Taranto with Dandolo, Giada and Brin, escorted by the torpedo boats Aliseo, Fortunale, Riboty, Abba, corvette Urania and armed trawler HMS Grilse with convoy AH.11).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)1 Jan 19440835Taranto1 Jan 19441345Taranto35Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Jan 19441600Taranto2 Jan 19441744Taranto12Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Jan 19441235Taranto6 Jan 19441520Pantelleria742Passage Taranto-Algiers with Dandolo, Marea, Vortice and Speri escorted by the destroyer Grecale. Because of bad weather they were diverted to Pantelleria (6-8th January 1944).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)8 Jan 19440701Pantelleria9 Jan 19441855Algiers454Passage Pantelleria-Algiers with Dandolo, Marea, Vortice and Speri, escorted by destroyer Grecale.
  9 Jan 19441122
1124 (e)
36° 47'N, 5° 37'E
(e) 37° 21'N, 4° 42'E
(0) German Grid CH 9525.
Goffredo Mameli observed an explosion 250-300 metres to starboard side and, shortly after, another about 250 metres to port. The escorting destroyer Grecale signalled that they were under air attack, but these were actually premature explosions from torpedoes fired by U-616 (OL Siegfried Koitschka). The Italians vessels were unaware that they had been under attack from a U-boat and, for security reasons, were diverted to Algiers.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)11 Jan 19440530Algiers13 Jan 19441310Gibraltar601Passage Algiers-Gibraltar with Dandolo, Marea, Vortice and Speri, escorted by destroyer Grecale.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Jan 19440935Gibraltar17 Jan 19441337Gibraltar16Compass tests.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Jan 19440758Gibraltar27 Jan 19441022Gibraltar12Passage Gibraltar-Bermuda with Dandolo, Marea and Vortice escorted by the escort destroyer USS Neunzer (DE-150), but ordered back to wait for Speri.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)28 Jan 19441401Gibraltar28 Jan 19441416GibraltarChanged anchorage.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Jan 19440800Gibraltar13 Feb 19441608Bermuda4800Passage Gibraltar-Bermuda with Dandolo, Marea, Vortice and Speri, escorted by the escort destroyer USS Neunzer (DE-150). During the passage, Mameli carried out exercises with Neunzer on 2nd and 9th Februry and refuelled from the destroyer on 7th February. At 1425 hours on the 12th met by the tug USS Cherokee (AT-66) and escorted in (mileage from Taranto).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Mar 19440755Bermuda13 Mar 19441843Bermuda76Exercises. On that day, the minesweeper USS Despite (AM-89) exercised with an Italian submarine, which could be either Mameli or Vortice (probably the latter).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Mar 19440730Bermuda18 Mar 19441822Bermuda42Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)19 Mar 19440744Bermuda19 Mar 19441755Bermuda40,2Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)21 Mar 19440724Bermuda21 Mar 19441513Bermuda36,3Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Mar 19440745King's Point (Bermuda)24 Mar 19440853Bermuda (dockyard)2,2Docked.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Apr 19440745Bermuda13 Apr 19440853Bermuda5,5Undocked. On 24th April 1944, operational control of Mameli passed from the British to the Americans.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Apr 19440800Bermuda26 Apr 19441857Bermuda72,5Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escorts USS Neunzer (DE-150), USS Amick (DE-168), USS Cooner (DE-172) and USS Eldridge (DE-173).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Apr 19440707Bermuda29 Apr 19441909Bermuda66,9Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)30 Apr 19440632Bermuda30 Apr 19441938Bermuda77,4Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)9 May 19440617Bermuda9 May 19441836Bermuda75,2Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)10 May 19440730Bermuda10 May 19441825Bermuda62,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Brush (DD-745).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 May 19440723Bermuda12 May 19441728Bermuda48,1Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 May 19440641Bermuda13 May 19441728Bermuda58,3Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escort USS George A. Johnson (DE-583).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)14 May 19440637Bermuda14 May 19441845Bermuda61,7Exercises with the destroyers USS Bearss (DD-654), USS Mansfield (DD-728) and USS Brush (DD-745).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)15 May 19440712Port Royal15 May 19441822St. George53,6Exercises and passage Port Royal-St. George. Possibly with the destroyer escort USS George A. Johnson (DE-583).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 May 19440730St. George26 May 19441613Bermuda (N.O.B. (?))46,8Exercises and passage St. George-Bermuda.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 May 19440630Bermuda27 May 19441532Bermuda78Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escort USS Holton (DE-703).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)28 May 19440700Bermuda28 May 19441734Bermuda76,4Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)30 May 19440639Bermuda30 May 19441933Bermuda95,5Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)31 May 19440627Bermuda31 May 19441858Bermuda88,6Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)1 Jun 19440622Port Royal1 Jun 19441810Port Royal89,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Brush (DD-745) and destroyer escort USS Daniel A. Joy (DE-585).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Jun 19440617Port Royal2 Jun 19441808Port Royal89,6Exercises with the destroyers USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) and USS Brush (DD-745).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Jun 19440617Port Royal3 Jun 19441833Port Royal81Exercises with the destroyer USS Brush (DD-745) and escort destroyer USS Carter (DE-112).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Jun 19440636Port Royal4 Jun 19441610St. George49,7Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)11 Jun 19440740St. George11 Jun 19442005Port Royal80,8Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 Jun 19440700Port Royal12 Jun 19442032Port Royal81,2Exercises with the destroyers USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697) and USS Taussig (DD-746).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Jun 19440545Port Royal13 Jun 19441928Port Royal82,3Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)14 Jun 19440633Port Royal14 Jun 19441550St. George49,2Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)15 Jun 19440655St. George15 Jun 19441755Port Royal51,9Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)16 Jun 19440625Port Royal16 Jun 19441714Port Royal89,8Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Jun 19440718Port Royal18 Jun 19441031Port Royal215,2Exercises in area 32°50'N, 63°40'W with the escort destroyers USS J.R.Y. Blakely (DE-140), USS Hill (DE-141), USS Howard F. Clark (DE-533) and aircraft from the escort carrier USS Wake Island (CVE-65). Mameli was escorted back to Bermuda by the minesweepers USS YMS 306 and USS YMS 307.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)19 Jun 19440640Port Royal19 Jun 19442013Port Royal77,2Exercises with the destroyer USS Taussig (DD-746).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)22 Jun 19440701Port Royal22 Jun 19441953Port Royal100,8Exercises with Killer Group USS English (DD-696), McCoy Reynolds (DE-440), Walter C. Wann (DE-412), Abercrombie (DE-343), Carter (DE-112) and Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) and escort carrier.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)23 Jun 19440620Port Royal23 Jun 19441837Port Royal81Exercises with the destroyers USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697) and USS Taussig (DD-746).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Jun 19440628Port Royal24 Jun 19441701Port Royal63,8Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Jun 19440535Port Royal28 Jun 19440822Port Royal192Exercises in 32°00'N, 63°00'W with the aircraft from the escort carrier USS Card (CVE-11) and the escort destroyers USS Thomas (DE-102), USS Bostwick (DE-103), USS Breeman (DE-104), USS Bronstein (DE-189) and USS Baker (DE-190). Mameli was escorted out by the patrol craft USS PC 1596. Mameli was noted to display very good evasive tactics.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)1 Jul 19440627Port Royal1 Jul 19441840Port Royal84,9Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Jul 19440644Port Royal3 Jul 19441315Port Royal64Exercises with the destroyers USS John Hood (DD-655) and USS Collett (DD-730).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)9 Jul 19440620Port Royal9 Jul 19441723St. George63,8Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Jul 19440742St. George17 Jul 19441706St. George47,1Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)19 Jul 19440743St. George19 Jul 19441640St. George37,2Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)22 Jul 1944St. George22 Jul 1944St. GeorgeExercises with the destroyer escorts USS Clarence L. Evans (DE-113), USS Jesse Rutherford (DE-347), USS Traw (DE-350) and USS Leland E. Thomas (DE-420).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Jul 19440707St. George24 Jul 19441512St. George37Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Jul 19440751St. George26 Jul 19441649St. George37,5Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Jul 19440700St. George27 Jul 19441623St. George36,8Exercises. Possibly with the USS Bogue (CVE-9) group, which included the destroyer escorts USS Haverfield (DE-393), USS Swenning (DE-394), USS Willis (DE-395), USS Janssen (DE-396) and USS Wilhoite (DE-397).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)28 Jul 19440743St. George28 Jul 19441452St. George33Exercises. Possibly with the USS Bogue (CVE-9) group, which included the destroyer escorts USS Haverfield (DE-393), USS Swenning (DE-394), USS Willis (DE-395), USS Janssen (DE-396) and USS Wilhoite (DE-397).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Jul 19440731St. George29 Jul 19441557St. George36,6Exercises. Possibly with the USS Bogue (CVE-9) group, which included the destroyer escorts USS Haverfield (DE-393), USS Swenning (DE-394), USS Willis (DE-395), USS Janssen (DE-396) and USS Wilhoite (DE-397) and also with the destroyer USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)30 Jul 19440731St. George30 Jul 19441718St. George50,3Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)31 Jul 19440755St. George31 Jul 19441630St. George37,1Exercises with the destroyer USS Haynsworth (DD-700) and the destroyer escort USS Maurice J. Manuel (DE-351). Possibly also with the destroyer escorts USS Haverfield (DE-393), USS Swenning (DE-394), USS Janssen (DE-396) and USS Wilhoite (DE-397) from the USS Bogue (CVE-9) group.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Aug 19440750St. George2 Aug 19441617Port Royal50,9Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Aug 19440631Port Royal3 Aug 19441810Port Royal75Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Aug 19440623Port Royal4 Aug 19441702Port Royal72,8Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)5 Aug 19440650Port Royal5 Aug 19441808Port Royal76,1Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)10 Aug 19440612Port Royal10 Aug 19441741Port Royal84,5Exercises with the destroyers USS Ault (DD-698), USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747) and the destroyer escorts USS Tinsman (DE-589) and USS Jobb (DE-707).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)11 Aug 19440603Bermuda13 Aug 19441003Bermuda463Exercises with Task Force 22.4: aircraft from the escort carrier USS Core (CVE-13) and her escort of the escort destroyers USS Moore (DE-240), USS Keith (DE-241), USS J. Richard Ward (DE-243), USS Otterstetter (DE-244) and USS Sloat (DE-245).on 11th and 12th August. Mameli was escorted out by USS Schenck (DD-159) who also joined the exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Aug 19441035Port Royal28 Aug 19441423Portsmouth (N.H.)758Passage Bermuda-Portsmouth (N.H.) with the British submarine HMS P 512, escorted by USS the destroyer USS Schenck (DD-159) and the destroyer escort USS Chester T. O'Brien (DE-421). At Portsmouth Mameli was to undergo a long refit.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)23 Nov 19440740Portsmouth (N.H.)23 Nov 19441440Portsmouth (N.H.)49,7Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Nov 19440830Portsmouth (N.H.)24 Nov 19442258New London (CT)159,3Passage Portsmouth (N.H.)-New London (Conn.).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Dec 19441300New London (CT)4 Dec 19441525New London (CT)29Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)5 Dec 19440500New London (CT)5 Dec 19441645New London (CT)64,4Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Clarence L. Evans (DE-113), USS Edsall (DE-129), USS Stewart (DE-238), USS Daniel (DE-335) and USS Hissem (DE-400).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)6 Dec 19440710New London (CT)6 Dec 19441752New London (CT)63,9Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Stewart (DE-238) and USS Daniel (DE-335).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)8 Dec 19440800New London (CT)8 Dec 19441141New London (CT)38Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)11 Dec 19440615New London (CT)11 Dec 19441610Block Island59,5Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 Dec 19440750Block Island12 Dec 19441715New London (CT)81,2Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Dec 19440610New London (CT)13 Dec 19441316New London (CT)83Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)14 Dec 19440550New London (CT)14 Dec 19441417Block Island59,3Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)15 Dec 19440745Block Island15 Dec 19442350Block Island81,7Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)16 Dec 19440800Block Island16 Dec 19441747New London (CT)55,8Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Dec 19440620New London (CT)18 Dec 19441750Block Island63Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)20 Dec 19440745Block Island20 Dec 19442017Block Island43,7Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)21 Dec 19440750Block Island21 Dec 19442225New London (CT)96,3Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)22 Dec 19440700New London (CT)22 Dec 19441918New London (CT)82,9Exercises. Possibly with the destroyer escorts USS Marchand (DE-249) and USS Pettit (DE-253).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Dec 19440930New London (CT)26 Dec 19441850New London (CT)61,3Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Dec 19440750New London (CT)27 Dec 19441842New London (CT)64,2Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)28 Dec 19440750New London (CT)28 Dec 19441430New London (CT)54,7Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Dec 19440750New London (CT)29 Dec 19441720New London (CT)58,9Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)30 Dec 19440755New London (CT)30 Dec 19440900New London (CT)12Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Jan 19450550New London (CT)2 Jan 19451320New London (CT)82,3Exercises with the destroyers USS Phelps (DD-360) and USS Champlin (DD-601).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Jan 19450550New London (CT)3 Jan 19451809Long Island (NY)79Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Jan 19450725Long Island (NY)4 Jan 19451825Long Island (NY)51,7Exercises with the escort destroyers USS Poole (DE-151), USS Peterson (DE-152), USS Harveson (DE-316) and USS Joyce (DE-317) from COMCORTDIV 22 and possibly also with the escort destroyers USS Tomich (DE-242), USS Otterstetter (DE-244) and USS Sloat (DE-245).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)5 Jan 19450725Long Island (NY)5 Jan 19451658Block Island (RI)43,8Exercises with the escort destroyers USS Poole (DE-151), USS Peterson (DE-152), USS Harveson (DE-316) and USS Joyce (DE-317) from COMCORTDIV 22.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)6 Jan 19450725Block Island (RI)6 Jan 19451645New London (CT)51,2Exercises with the escort destroyers USS Poole (DE-151), USS Peterson (DE-152), USS Harveson (DE-316) and USS Joyce (DE-317) from COMCORTDIV 22.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Jan 19450900New London (CT)18 Jan 19451615New London (CT)36Gyrocompass tests.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)20 Jan 19450825New London (CT)21 Jan 19450750Casco Bay (Me)225Passage New London (Conn.)-Casco Bay (Portland, Maine) escorted by the patrol craft USS SC-642 and met by USS destroyer USS Rhind (DD-404) at eastern end of Cape Cod Canal and escorted in.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)22 Jan 19450745Casco Bay22 Jan 19451615Casco Bay50,2Exercises with the icebreaker USCGC Storis (WAGL-38) and the destroyer escort USS Clarence L. Evans (DE-113).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)23 Jan 19450738Casco Bay23 Jan 19451740Casco Bay58,9Exercises with the escort destroyers USS Buckley (DE-51), USS Reuben James (DE-153), USS Scroggins (DE-799) and USS Jack W. Wilke (DE-800).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Jan 19450753Casco Bay24 Jan 19451720Casco Bay54,8Exercises with the destroyer USS Rhind (DD-404) and the destroyer escorts USS Stewart (DE-238) and USS Daniel (DE-335).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)25 Jan 19450759Casco Bay25 Jan 19451250Casco Bay43,7Exercises with the destroyer USS Mervine (DD-489) and the frigate USS Gladwyne (PF-62). The exercises were interrupted because of bad weather. No info on other escort vessels involved.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Jan 19450750Casco Bay26 Jan 19451810Casco Bay51Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Jacob Jones (DE-130), USS Sturtevant (DE-239) and USS Dale W. Peterson (DE-337). Lost one man overboard after these exercises (during other night exercises).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Jan 19450759Casco Bay27 Jan 19451702Casco Bay51,2Exercises with the frigates USS Gladwyne (PF-62) and USS New Bedford (PF-71).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Jan 19450745Casco Bay29 Jan 19451007Casco Bay23,5Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Brough (DE-148) and USS Martin H. Ray (DE-338). The exercises were interrupted because of high winds and low visibility.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)30 Jan 19450750Casco Bay30 Jan 19451655Casco Bay51,1Exercises with the destroyers USS Trippe (DD-403), USS Wainwright (DD-419) and USS Nelson (DD-623).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)31 Jan 19450745Casco Bay31 Jan 19451649Casco Bay51,3Exercises with the destroyer USS Purdy (DD-734) and the destroyer escort USS Brough (DE-148).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)1 Feb 19450750Casco Bay1 Feb 19451700Casco Bay49,9Exercises with the destroyers USS Trippe (DD-403), USS Wainwright (DD-419) and the destroyer escort USS Dale W. Peterson (DD-337).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Feb 19450755Casco Bay2 Feb 19451706Casco Bay52,7Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Neal A. Scott (DE-769) and USS Muir (DE-770) and possibly the frigate USS Brunswick (PF-68).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Feb 19450750Casco Bay3 Feb 19451703Casco Bay54,2Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Haverfield (DE-393) and USS Swenning (DE-394). A submarine exercise was cancelled on 5th February due to casualty?

Goffredo Mameli (GM)6 Feb 19450757Casco Bay6 Feb 19451632Casco Bay56,1Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Kretchmer (DE-329), USS O'Reilly (DE-330) and USS Koiner (DE-331). Submarine exercises were cancelled on 7th and 8th February 1945, due to the suspected presence of a U-boat as all available units were sent to search the area.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)10 Feb 19450900Casco Bay10 Feb 19451546Casco Bay26,3Special ASW exercises with the destroyer USS Nelson (DD-623).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 Feb 19450750Casco Bay12 Feb 19451616Casco Bay30,4Exercises with USS Snowden (DE-246), USS Stanton (DE-247) and USS Swasey (DE-248).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Feb 19450740Casco Bay13 Feb 19451517Casco Bay32,4Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Carter (DE-112), USS Neil A. Scott (DE-769) and USS Muir (DE-770).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)14 Feb 19450825Casco Bay14 Feb 19451605Casco Bay35,6Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Carter (DE-112) and USS Muir (DE-770).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)15 Feb 19450750Casco Bay15 Feb 19451457Casco Bay33,7Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Frost (DE-144) and USS Huse (DE-145).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)16 Feb 19450755Casco Bay16 Feb 19451145Casco Bay7,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427). Cancelled because of low visibility.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Feb 19450755Casco Bay17 Feb 19451715Casco Bay56,4Exercises with the destroyer USS Trippe (DD-403)USS Trippe (DD-403) and the destroyer escorts USS Ramsden (DE-382), USS Rhodes (DE-384) and USS Savage (DE-386).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)20 Feb 19450750Casco Bay20 Feb 19451657Casco Bay55,7Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Frost (DE-144), USS Huse (DE-145) and USS Inch (DE-146).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)21 Feb 19450745Casco Bay21 Feb 19451749Casco Bay58Exercises with the destroyers USS Charles F. Hughes (DD-428), USS Eberle (DD-430) and the destroyer escorts USS Herbert C. Jones (DE-137).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)22 Feb 19450755Casco Bay22 Feb 19450820Casco Bay0,2Exercises. Interrupted because of low visibility.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)23 Feb 19451230Casco Bay23 Feb 19451735Casco Bay28,3Exercises (delayed because of low visibility) with the destroyer escorts USS Haverfield (DE-393) and USS Swenning (DE-394).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Feb 19450650Casco Bay26 Feb 19451415Portsmouth (N.H.)53,7Passage Casco Bay-Portsmouth (N.H.), escorted by the destroyer escort USS Wilhoite (DE-397) for repairs to the rudder.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Mar 19451030Portsmouth (N.H.)17 Mar 19451532Portland (Maine)56,3Passage Portsmouth (N.H.)-Portland (Maine) escorted by the destroyer escort USS Robert I. Paine (DE-578).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Mar 19450940Portland (Maine)18 Mar 19451748Portland (Maine)50,9Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Jacob Jones (DE-130) and USS Brough (DE-148).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)19 Mar 19450750Portland (Maine)19 Mar 19451725Portland (Maine)53,6Exercises with the destroyer USS Edison (DD-439) and the destroyer escorts USS Jacob Jones (DE-130) and USS Sturtevant (DE-239).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)20 Mar 19450810Portland (Maine)20 Mar 19451440Portland (Maine)46Exercises with the destroyers USS Benson (DD-421), USS Quick (DD-490) and the destroyer escort USS Cates (DE-763).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)23 Mar 19450812Portland (Maine)23 Mar 19451630Portland (Maine)50,1Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Pettit (DE-253), USS Ricketts (DE-254) and USS Cates (DE-763).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Mar 19450755Portland (Maine)24 Mar 19451708Portland (Maine)53,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Davis (DD-395) and the destroyer escort USS Howard D. Crow (DE-252).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)25 Mar 19450758Portland (Maine)25 Mar 19451656Portland (Maine)51,8Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Carter (DE-112), USS Neil A. Scott (DE-769) and USS Sutton (DE-771) of TG 22.13.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)25 Mar 19450758Portland (Maine)25 Mar 19451656Portland (Maine)51,8Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Carter (DE-112), USS Neil A. Scott (DE-769) and USS Sutton (DE-771) of TG 22.13.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Mar 19450845Portland (Maine)26 Mar 19451720Portland (Maine)50,8Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Mar 19450805Portland (Maine)27 Mar 19451720Portland (Maine)52,8Exercises with the cutters USCGC Modoc (WPG-46) and USCGC Tampa (WPG-48).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)30 Mar 19450750Portland (Maine)30 Mar 19451723Portland (Maine)52,8Exercises with the cutters USCGC Modoc (WPG-46) and USCGC Tampa (WPG-48). [???].

Goffredo Mameli (GM)31 Mar 19450805Portland (Maine)31 Mar 19451725Portland (Maine)53,2Exercises with the destroyers USS Benson (DD-421), USS Gleaves (DD-423) and USS Baldwin (DD-624).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)1 Apr 19450745Casco Bay1 Apr 19451658Casco Bay58Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Finch (DE-328) and USS Richey (DE-385).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Apr 19450750Casco Bay2 Apr 19451739Casco Bay58Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Neil A. Scott (DE-769).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Apr 19450755Casco Bay3 Apr 19451700Casco Bay52,6Exercises with the destroyer USS Sampson (DD-394), destroyer escort USS Mills (DE-383) and the frigates USS Lorain (PF-93) and USS Orlando (PF-99). An enemy submarine was reported at 49°30'N, 29°00'W.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)5 Apr 19451040Casco Bay5 Apr 19451740Casco Bay49,4Exercises with the cutters USCGC Modoc (WPG-46), USCGC Tampa (WPG-48) and USCGC Algonquin (WPG-75).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)6 Apr 19450800Casco Bay6 Apr 19451710Casco Bay58,1Exercises with the destoyer escorts USS Micka (DE-176) and USS Gustafson (DE-182).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)7 Apr 19450755Casco Bay7 Apr 19451525Casco Bay50,3Exercises with the destroyer USS Jouett (DD-396) and the frigate USS Lorain (PF-93).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)9 Apr 19450804Casco Bay9 Apr 19451735Casco Bay55,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Somers (DD-381) and the frigate USS Woonsocket (PF-32).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 Apr 19450843Casco Bay12 Apr 19451744Casco Bay55,5Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Gandy (DE-764) and USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Apr 19450755Casco Bay13 Apr 19451445Casco Bay47Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Eisner (DE-192), USS Wingfield (DE-194) and USS Rinehart (DE-196). Interrupted because of fog, Wingfield sent a boarding and salvage party for training aboard the submarine.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)14 Apr 19450805Casco Bay14 Apr 19451740Casco Bay55,2Exercises with the destroyers USS Gleaves (DD-423), USS Eberle (DD-430), USS Woolsey (DD-437) and the destroyer escort USS Harveson (DE-316).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)15 Apr 19451020Casco Bay15 Apr 19451820Casco Bay52,1Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193), USS Thornhill (DE-195) and USS Roche (DE-197).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)16 Apr 19450750Casco Bay16 Apr 19451305Casco Bay43,7Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Eisner (DE-192) and USS Garfield Thomas (DE-193). Interrupted due to defects.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)19 Apr 19451235Casco Bay19 Apr 19451642Casco Bay13Gyrocompass tests.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 May 19450748Casco Bay3 May 19451730Casco Bay53,5Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Brough (DE-148). and USS Sturtevant (DE-239).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)5 May 19450910Casco Bay5 May 19451710Casco Bay48,7Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Camp (DE-251), the frigate USS Peoria (PF-67) and the corvette USS Courage (PG-70).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)9 May 19450735Casco Bay9 May 19451705Casco Bay53,3Exercises with the frigates USS Key West (PF-17) and USS Alexandria (PF-18).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 May 19450750Casco Bay12 May 19450836Casco Bay0,7Exercises. Interrupted after a collision with the minesweeper USS Jubilant (AM-255).
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(0) In Hussy Sound (Casco Bay).
The submarine collided with the minesweeper USS Jubilant (AM-255). The submarine was slightly damaged and had to turn back.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 May 19450800Casco Bay17 May 19451730Casco Bay48Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 May 19450645Casco Bay27 May 19450920New London (Conn.)225Passage Casco Bay-New London (Conn.), escorted by the destroyer USS USS Somers (DD-381) until Cape Cod then by the destroyer escort USS Coffman (DE-191).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)1 Jun 19451237New London (Conn.)7 Jun 19451212Guantanamo (Cuba)1546Passage New London (Conn.)-Guantanamo escorted by the high speed transport USS John P. Gray (APD-74).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)14 Jun 19450700Guantanamo14 Jun 19451752Guantanamo68,5Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)15 Jun 19450830Guantanamo15 Jun 19451712Guantanamo35,3Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Jun 19450825Guantanamo18 Jun 19451610Guantanamo23,5Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Gandy (DE-764) and USS Earl K. Olsen (DE-765).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)20 Jun 19450800Guantanamo20 Jun 19451441Guantanamo23,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Niblack (DD-424).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)24 Jun 19450629Guantanamo24 Jun 19451540Guantanamo39,5Exercises with the destroyer USS Steinaker (DD-863).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)25 Jun 19450835Guantanamo25 Jun 19451800Guantanamo41,9Exercises with the destroyer USS Livermoore (DD-429).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Jun 19450700Guantanamo26 Jun 19451440Guantanamo24Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Price (DE-332) and USS Strickland (DE-333).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Jun 19450630Guantanamo27 Jun 19451420Guantanamo39Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)28 Jun 19450630Guantanamo28 Jun 19451410Guantanamo24,5Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)30 Jun 19451009Guantanamo30 Jun 19451716Guantanamo22,6Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Daniel (DE-335) and USS Dale W. Peterson (DE-337).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Jul 19450930Guantanamo2 Jul 19451710Guantanamo24,5Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Jul 19450640Guantanamo4 Jul 19451142Guantanamo23,4Exercises. Interrupted because of defects.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)11 Jul 19450645Guantanamo11 Jul 19451609Guantanamo37Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 Jul 19450903Guantanamo12 Jul 19451143Guantanamo7Exercises. Interrupted because the A/S vessels did not show up.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Jul 19451104Guantanamo13 Jul 19451735Guantanamo33,9Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)14 Jul 19451005Guantanamo14 Jul 19451730Guantanamo24,7Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Jul 19450640Guantanamo17 Jul 19451530Guantanamo41,7Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Jul 19451240Guantanamo18 Jul 19451740Guantanamo21Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)22 Jul 19450730Guantanamo22 Jul 19451535Guantanamo32,5Exercises with the destroyer escort USS Sturtevant (DE-239).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)25 Jul 19451908Guantanamo26 Jul 19450157Guantanamo44,8Exercises (with the destroyer escorts USS Durant (DE-389), USS Calcaterra (DE-390) and USS Merrill (DE-392). A rare night exercise!

Goffredo Mameli (GM)26 Jul 19451900Guantanamo26 Jul 19452310Guantanamo28,3Exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Frost (DE-144) and USS Huse (DE-388). A rare night exercise! The submarine managed to evade both ships!

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Jul 19451928Guantanamo29 Jul 19452345Guantanamo30,2Night exercises with the destroyer escorts USS Roy O. Hale (DE-336), USS Martin H. Ray (DE-338) and USS Lansing (DE-388).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)31 Jul 19451937Guantanamo31 Jul 19452400Guantanamo31,5Exercises. The destroyers USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711) and USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD-833) exercised on that day with an Italian submarine which was probably Da Procida but could have been Mameli.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Aug 19450650Guantanamo2 Aug 19451430Guantanamo35Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)3 Aug 19450929Guantanamo3 Aug 19451640Guantanamo31Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Aug 19450648Guantanamo4 Aug 19451505Guantanamo39Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)6 Aug 19450635Guantanamo6 Aug 19451308Guantanamo23Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)7 Aug 19451943Guantanamo7 Aug 19452400Guantanamo22Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)9 Aug 19450643Guantanamo9 Aug 19451715Guantanamo26Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)10 Aug 19450637Guantanamo10 Aug 19451430Guantanamo33Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)27 Aug 19450905Guantanamo30 Aug 19451010Guantanamo602Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Nov 19450743Key West (FL)4 Nov 19451425Key West (FL)53Trials.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)8 Nov 19451729Key West (FL)13 Nov 19451646Bermuda1216Passage Key West (Florida)-Bermuda escorted by the salvage vessel USS Escape (ARS-6).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)16 Nov 19451351Bermuda24 Nov 19451400Ponto Delgada (Azores)1986Passage Bermuda-Gibraltar, escorted by the salvage vessel USS Escape (ARS-6), but diverted to Ponto Delgada (Azores).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)25 Nov 19451140Ponto Delgada (Azores)30 Nov 19451130Gibraltar1118Passage Ponto Delgada (Azores)-Gibraltar, partly towed by the salvage vessel USS Escape (ARS-6).

Goffredo Mameli (GM)2 Dec 19451450Gibraltar10 Dec 19451615Taranto1340Passage Gibraltar-Taranto, partly towed by the salvage vessel USS Escape (ARS-6).

286 entries. 253 total patrol entries (9 marked as war patrols) and 43 events.

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