Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||1 Oct 1900||Naples|
Career informationATROPO (C.F. C.O.): from 28.12.1939 to 18.09.1940.
From November 1940 to ? served as Head of 9° GRUPSOM (Brindisi).
From 06.06.1941, Head of 10° GRUPSOM (Augusta).
From 24.03.1942 to June 1942+, served as Head of 9° GRUPSOM (Brindisi).
SANTORRE DI SANTAROSA (C.F. C.O.): from 13.04.1942 to 19.06.1942 (refit in Brindisi).
Commands listed for Luigi Caneschi
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||Minelaying||C.F.||1 Jan 1940||18 Sep 1940|
|Santorre Di Santarosa (SN)||Ocean going||C.F.||13 Apr 1942||19 Jun 1942|
Ships hit by Luigi CaneschiNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Luigi Caneschi
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||10 Jun 1940||1050||Taranto||10 Jun 1940||1240||Taranto||5,4||Exercises.|
|1.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||22 Jun 1940||1100||Taranto||26 Jun 1940||0700||Leros||643,1||Supply mission to Leros, brought 27 tons of ammunition and stores.|
|26 Jun 1940||0245|
|36° 51'N, 26° 19'E||At 0245 hours, Atropo was proceeding on the surface with her electric motors, when a submarine was sighted proceeding on the surface at 11 knots. Two bow (533mm) torpedoes were fired at a distance of 1,100 metres (only two forward tubes were loaded). They missed.|
The target was the French submarine Achéron (Capitaine de corvette Jean Joseph Marie Alliou) returning to Beirut after a patrol off Leros.
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||30 Jun 1940||1050||Leros||30 Jun 1940||1115||Leros||3,5||Exercises.|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||12 Jul 1940||0900||Leros||12 Jul 1940||1055||Leros||3,3||Exercises.|
|2.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||15 Jul 1940||1816||Leros||27 Jul 1940||1200||Taranto||1188,6||Return trip from supply mission and patrol in Cerigotto Channel in 36°00'N, 23°30'E.|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||5 Aug 1940||0740||Taranto||5 Aug 1940||1140||Taranto||26,5||Exercises.|
|Atropo (AT, N.51)||15 Aug 1940||0830||Taranto||15 Aug 1940||1145||Taranto||13,2||Exercises.|
|3.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||27 Aug 1940||1120||Taranto||1 Sep 1940||0850||Rhodes||740,25||Supply mission to Rhodes. Uneventful.|
|4.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||2 Sep 1940||2100||Rhodes||3 Sep 1940||0730||Leros||106||Passage Rhodes-Leros.|
|5.||Atropo (AT, N.51)||10 Sep 1940||1700||Leros||14 Sep 1940||1300||Taranto||655,6||Return trip from supply mission to Leros.|
|Santorre Di Santarosa (SN)||13 Apr 1942||Brindisii||19 Jun 1942||Brindisi||In Brindisi (refit). C.F. Luigi was responsible for the boat and was also Head of 9° GRUPSOM BRINDISI.|
11 entries. 11 total patrol entries (5 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.