Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Folco Buonamici

Born  14 Jul 1902San Remo
Died  31 Mar 1990(87)Florence


  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


  Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare
  Croce di guerra al valore militare
  Ufficiale dell'ordine della Corona d'Italia
  Cavaliere dell'ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro

Career information

VENIERO (C.C. C.O.): from 22.02.1940 to 26.08.1940.
From 01.03.1941 to June 1942+, Head of 12° GRUPSOM (SCUOLASOM, POLA).

Commands listed for Folco Buonamici

Submarine Type Rank From To
Veniero (VN, I.22)Ocean goingC.C.23 Feb 194026 Aug 1940

Ships hit by Folco Buonamici

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Folco Buonamici

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
1.Veniero (VN, I.22)8 Jun 19402200La Spezia21 Jun 19401300La Spezia1238Patrolled south of Hyeres Island between 42°24'N and 42°54'N, and between 06°00'E and 06°40'E.
  13 Jun 19401447
(0) South of Hyeres Island.
At 1447 hours, Veniero was a depth of 25 metres when she was hit by an object. It was suspected that this may have been an aircraft bomb which failed to explode.
  13 Jun 19401900
(0) South of Hyeres Island.
At 1900 hours, at a distance of 6,000 metres, Veniero sighted a French submarine of the SIRÈNE class on a 040° course. It had not been detected by the hydrophones. The Italian submarine maneuvered to attack but lost contact.

Veniero (VN, I.22)1 Jul 19400735La Spezia1 Jul 19401310La Spezia50Hydrophone trials with torpedo boat Audace in 165° - Monte Moneglia - 3.5 miles.

2.Veniero (VN, I.22)2 Jul 19401100La Spezia1 Aug 19400815La Spezia3176Attempted to reach the Atlantic and crossed Strait of Gibraltar during the night of 7/8th July. Operated off the Canaries in bad weather without result (sighted mostly Spanish ships) and returned through the Strait of Gibraltar (27/28th July).
  15 Jul 19400800-0925
(0) Off Island of Gomera (Canaries).
At 0800 hours, Veniero observed a tanker proceeding to Santa Cruz of Teneriffe. The submarine maneuvered to attack but the heavy seas made the pursuit difficult. At 0925 hours, the chase was abandoned.

4 entries. 3 total patrol entries (2 marked as war patrols) and 3 events.

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