Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders


Raffaello Allegri

Born  2 Jan 1909Campli (Teramo)

Ranks

  T.V.Tenente di Vascello
  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta

Decorations

Career information

ENRICO TAZZOLI (T.V. First Officer): from 19.05.1937 to ?
GOFFREDO MAMELI (T.V. C.O.): from 08.03.1941 to 11.06.1941.
UARSCIEK (T.V. C.O.): from 17.06.1941 to 12.12.1941.
Promoted C.C. in November 1941.
ONICE (C.C. C.O.): from 13.12.1941 to 29.01.1942.
MARCANTONIO BRAGADINO (C.C. C.O.): from 29.01.1942 to 05.02.1942.
UARSCIEK (C.C. C.O.): from 05.02.1942 to 22.06.1942.
ANTONIO BAJAMONTI (C.C. C.O.): from 27.06.1942 to 29.12.1942.
FRANCESCO RISMONDO (C.C. C.O.): from 29.12.1942 to 31.01.1943.
FLUTTO (C.C. C.O.): from 20.03.1943 to 16.06.1943.
SERPENTE (C.C. C.O.): from 23.06.1943 to 09.09.1943.

Commands listed for Raffaello Allegri


Submarine Type Rank From
Goffredo Mameli (GM)Ocean goingT.V.8 Mar 194111 Jun 1941
Uarsciek (UR)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.17 Jun 194112 Dec 1941
Onice (OC)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.13 Dec 194129 Jan 1942
Marcantonio Bragadino (BG)MinelayingC.C.29 Jan 19425 Feb 1942
Uarsciek (UR)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.5 Feb 194222 Jun 1942
Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)C.C.27 Jun 194229 Dec 1942
Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)C.C.29 Dec 194231 Jan 1943
Flutto (FL)Sea goingC.C.20 Mar 194316 Jun 1943
Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.23 Jun 19439 Sep 1943

War patrols listed for Raffaello Allegri

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Goffredo Mameli (GM)10 Mar 19410708Naples10 Mar 19411810Naples93Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)12 Mar 19410800Naples12 Mar 19411635Naples42Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 Mar 19411300Naples14 Mar 19410925Messina233Passage Naples-Messina.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)16 Mar 19410740Messina16 Mar 19410940Messina14Exercises.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)17 Mar 19410800Messina17 Mar 19411730Messina89Exercises, escorted by R.D.57. Returned with defects.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)19 Mar 19411100Messina19 Mar 19411800Augusta75Passage Messina-Augusta.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)23 Mar 19410910Augusta23 Mar 19411050Augusta3Trials.

1.Goffredo Mameli (GM)18 Apr 19412116Augusta28 Apr 19411205Augusta985,5Patrolled east of Malta, within 15 miles from 35°40'N, 16°05'E. Uneventful.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)29 Apr 19410848Augusta29 Apr 19411540Messina67Passage Augusta-Messina.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)13 May 19410800Messina13 May 19411540Messina67Trials with the auxiliary Castiglia.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)21 May 19410855Messina21 May 19411500Augusta70Passage Messina-Augusta.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Jun 19410515Augusta4 Jun 19411135Messina65Passage Augusta-Messina.

Goffredo Mameli (GM)4 Jun 19411840Messina7 Jun 19411120Pola758Passage Messina-Pola. Uneventful.

Uarsciek (UR)17 Jun 19410530Taranto17 Jun 1941Time?Leros31Exercises, escorted by the pilot vessel Limbara.

2.Uarsciek (UR)18 Jun 19411525Taranto4 Jul 19411430Leros1738Sailed for patrol through 34°40'N, 22°20'E and 33°20'N, 25°10'E and patrolled between 32°40'N and 32°54'N, 25°00'E and 25°20'E (or 31°45'N and Egyptian coast, 27°00'E and 27°20'E) off Mersa Matruh.
  24 Jun 19410313
(0) North of Mersa Matruh.
At 0313 hours, a dark vessel was sighted. The attack was aborted as the vessel may have been an Italian submarine.
  29 Jun 19411445
(0) Off Marsa Matruh.
At 1445 hours, two vessels were sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres. It was believed they might be a cruiser and a steamer apparently waiting for other ships. The attack was aborted as the submarine could not close the range.

These were probably the sloop HMS Flamingo, the gunboat HMS Cricket and the armed whaler HMSAS Southern Isles about to escort the Greek steamers Antiklia (1,014 GRT, built 1892) and Miranda (278 GRT, built 1919) from Mersa Matruh to Tobruk.
  1 Jul 19411445
(0) Off Marsa Matruh.
At 1445 hours, two cruisers of the DANAE class were sighted at 10,000 metres. The submarine could not close to less than 8,000 meters.

3.Uarsciek (UR)22 Jul 19412230Leros1 Aug 19410002Taranto1242Patrolled north of Ras Haleima (31°38'N, 25°54'E) from 25-29.7.41, between 31°40'N and 32°20'N, and between 26°00'E and 26°20'E.
  28 Jul 1941172531° 38'N, 25° 54'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1725 hours, the noises of a vessel were picked up with the hydrophones. The submarine came to periscope depth and observed a destroyer at a distance of 13,000 metres. It passed out of range.
  29 Jul 19411630
1706 or 1406 GMT (e)
At 1630 hours, an enemy twin-engine bomber was sighted and attacked from the stern flying at a height of 500 metres. Uarsciek opened fire with her machine-guns. The aircraft dropped four bombs which fell 150 metres astern. After about 15 minutes , the aircraft flew away.

This was Blenheim 'Y' (Z.6445) of 203 Squadron piloted by Flying Officer Coates. It had sighted a submarine flying the Italian flag, steering 320° at 12 knots. The aircraft dived from 1,400 feet and dropped four 250lb SAP bombs. The submarine made an evasive turn and the nearest bomb fell 30 yards astern.
  29 Jul 19411745
1845 (e)
At 1745 hours, a three-engine (sic) Bristol Blenheim bomber was sighted flying toward the submarine. Uarsciek opened accurate fire with her machine-guns, which kept the aircraft at bay for 30 minutes. As the submarine submerged, the aircraft dived to the attack and was seen to drop two groups of three bombs, which fell about 200 metres ahead.

This was Blenheim 'N' (Z.6431) of 203 Squadron piloted by Sergeant E. Langston. The aircraft must have suffered some damage as the undercarriage collapsed when it landed at the Mersa Matruh airstrip. The crew was uninjured, but the aircraft was written off.

Uarsciek (UR)6 Sep 19410835Taranto6 Sep 19411456Taranto35Exercises.

Uarsciek (UR)10 Sep 19411325Taranto10 Sep 19411820Taranto28,5Exercises with the torpedo boat Prestinari.

Uarsciek (UR)13 Sep 19410823Taranto13 Sep 19411627Taranto51,8Exercises, escorted by MAS 4/D.

Uarsciek (UR)15 Sep 19410820Taranto15 Sep 19411654Taranto41,5Exercises, escorted by MAS 4/D.

Uarsciek (UR)24 Sep 19410600Taranto24 Sep 19411410Taranto21,8Exercises with the torpedo boat Altair.

Uarsciek (UR)29 Sep 19410800Taranto29 Sep 19411420Taranto34,2Exercises with the torpedo boat Aretusa.

Uarsciek (UR)5 Oct 19410740Taranto6 Oct 19411515Taranto43,1Exercises, escorted by MAS 3/D and R.1440.

Uarsciek (UR)18 Oct 19410942Taranto18 Oct 19411720Taranto27,8Exercises with the submarine Menotti, escorted by MAS 3/D.

4.Uarsciek (UR)19 Oct 19412055Taranto1 Nov 19411415Taranto1533Patrolled 30 miles north of Ras Amer [32°56'N, 21°42'E]. Uneventful. Heard only H.E. Returned via 33°38'N, 21°40'E.

Uarsciek (UR)9 Nov 19410748Taranto11 Nov 19411139Pola565Passage Taranto-Pola.

Onice (OC)20 Dec 19410905Messina20 Dec 19411210MessinaExercises.

Onice (OC)22 Dec 19410810Messina22 Dec 19411225Messina40Exercises.

5.Onice (OC)2 Jan 19421402Messina7 Jan 19421000Messina641,5Patrolled on line 80 miles southeast of Malta between 35°10'N and 35°30'N, and between 15°40'E and 16°20'E, on a northeast-southeast axis with Platino, Delfino and Alagi.
  3 Jan 19420935At 0935 hours, an aircraft was sighted on the horizon. Onice dived.
  5 Jan 19421835At 1835 hours, the submarine surfaced in sight of a hospital ship at a distance of 4,000 metres. It had not been detected by the hydrophones.

Onice (OC)9 Jan 19421110Messina9 Jan 19421615Messina35,6Trials.

Onice (OC)17 Jan 19421320Messina17 Jan 19421810Messina33,5Trials.

Onice (OC)20 Jan 19420915Messina20 Jan 19421640Messina61,8Trials escorted by the torpedo boat Castore.

Onice (OC)24 Jan 19420825Messina24 Jan 19421710Messina62,2Exercising with the torpedo boat Abba off Milazzo.

Marcantonio Bragadino (BG)3 Feb 19422330Messina5 Feb 19421105Brindisi320Passage Messina-Brindisi.

Uarsciek (UR)27 Feb 19420825Pola27 Feb 19421600Pola35Exercises.

Uarsciek (UR)3 Mar 19420805Pola3 Mar 19421610Pola9Exercises.

Uarsciek (UR)5 Mar 19421240Pola5 Mar 19421850Pola39Exercises.

Uarsciek (UR)7 Mar 19420906Pola7 Mar 19421050Pola6Exercises.

Uarsciek (UR)8 Mar 19420330Pola10 Mar 19421620Messina634Passage Pola-Messina.
  8 Mar 19421515At 1515 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and sunk by machine-gun fire.

6.Uarsciek (UR)11 Mar 19420040Messina13 Mar 19420939Messina382,8Patrolled east of Malta, between 35°20' and 35°40'N, and between 16°20'E and 17°00'E. Uneventful.

Uarsciek (UR)25 Mar 19420855Messina25 Mar 19421150Messina17,6Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Marras.

Uarsciek (UR)26 Mar 19421408Messina26 Mar 19421715Messina22,8Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Marras.

Uarsciek (UR)29 Mar 19421355Messina29 Mar 19421655Messina17,8Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Marzano and Marras.

7.Uarsciek (UR)6 Apr 19421945Messina24 Apr 19420650Messina1970Patrolled north of Cyrenaica, between 33°55'N and 34°05'N, and between 22°50'E and 23°50'E. Uneventful.
  9 Apr 19421308At 1308 hours, four aircraft were sighted and the submarine dived.
  10 Apr 19421341At 1341 hours, five aircraft were sighted and the submarine dived.
  11 Apr 19421355At 1355 hours, five aircraft were sighted and the submarine dived.

Uarsciek (UR)8 May 19420400Messina9 May 19421710Cagliari375Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Dezza, then proceeded to Cagliari.

8.Uarsciek (UR)10 May 19422020Cagliari26 May 19420810Cagliari1558Patrolled north of Tunisia, between 37°20'N and 38°00'N, and between 09°20'E and 09°40'E. From 14 May, between 37°20'N and 38°00'N, and between 06°20'E and 06°40'E. From 17 May, between 37°20'N and 37°45'N, and between 09°00'E and 09°40'E. Uneventful. Heard only H.E. and distant explosions.

Uarsciek (UR)12 Jun 19420813Cagliari12 Jun 19421013Cagliari15Exercises.

9.Uarsciek (UR)12 Jun 19421530Cagliari17 Jun 19422145Cagliari585Patrolled with the submarines Bronzo, Giada, Otaria and Acciaio in Grid 4025 (38°10'N, 05°10'E), between 38°00'N and 38°20'N, and between 05°20'E and 05°40'E to intercept enemy convoy to Malta. On 14th June, ordered to Grid 9054, between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 06°00'E and 06°20'E.
  14 Jun 19420152
0255 (e)
38° 02'N, 5° 06'EAt 0140 hours, Uarsciek was proceeding on the surface when a shadow was sighted on the starboard bow. The submarine closed to 3,000 metres on her diesels before switching to the electric motors to avoid being seen. This was the enemy convoy.

At 0152 hours, the range had closed to 2,500 metres when two larger vessels were seen and, though the outline could not be determined with certainty, C.C. Raffaelo Allegri guessed they were aircraft carriers. Two torpedoes (533mm) were fired from the bow tubes. A third misfired, so he ordered the firing of a fourth torpedo (450mm, W.200 type). The submarine remained on the surface so results could be observed. About 90 seconds later, a destroyer was seen approaching so Uarsciek crash-dived.
The submarine had reached a depth of 35 metres when a loud explosion was heard 135 seconds after the first torpedo was fired and another 15 seconds later. Expecting a depth charging to follow, Uarsciek was taken down to 120 metres.

The targets were the aircraft carriers HMS Eagle and HMS Argus (operation HARPOON). They were missed. They reported underwater explosions at 0255 hours but it is not clear if these were related to this attack.
  15 Jun 1942084537° 16'N, 6° 16'EAt 0845 hours, an enemy naval force including an aircraft carrier, a battleship, several cruisers and destroyers was sighted. These were probably the aircraft carriers HMS Eagle and HMS Argus, the battleship HMS Malaya, the light cruisers HMS Kenya, HMS Liverpool and HMS Charybdis and escorting destroyers (operation HARPOON).

The submarine could not close but, at 0935 hours, sighted an enemy destroyer and attempted, in vain, to close to attack. At 1015 hours, Uarsciek surfaced and made an enemy report only to be forced down by an aircraft at 1018 hours.

Uarsciek (UR)19 Jun 19420801Cagliari19 Jun 19421515Cagliari27Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)29 Jun 19421300La Spezia29 Jun 19421927La Spezia3Gyrocompass tests.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)30 Jun 19420800La Spezia30 Jun 19421128La Spezia21Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)2 Jul 19420800La Spezia2 Jul 19421717La Spezia23,2Exercising off La Spezia with torpedo boat Calliope, the light cruiser Attilio Regolo, and destroyer Corsaro.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)4 Jul 19420848La Spezia4 Jul 19421316La Spezia18Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)7 Jul 19420840La Spezia7 Jul 19421154La Spezia18,1Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)8 Jul 19421044La Spezia8 Jul 19421509La Spezia35,9Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)10 Jul 19420725La Spezia10 Jul 19421632La Spezia37,5Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)14 Jul 19420743La Spezia14 Jul 19421240La Spezia27,5Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)17 Jul 19421035La Spezia17 Jul 19421545La Spezia25,2Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)22 Jul 19420725La Spezia22 Jul 19421320La Spezia33,1Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)30 Jul 19420622La Spezia30 Jul 19421305La Spezia25Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)7 Aug 19421300La Spezia7 Aug 19421800La Spezia35Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)11 Aug 19421300La Spezia11 Aug 19421630La Spezia28Exercises.

10.Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)11 Aug 19422337La Spezia14 Aug 19421940La Spezia388Patrolled in Gulf of Genoa. Uneventful.

11.Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)18 Aug 19420100La Spezia18 Aug 19422117La Spezia165Sailed to form a defensive barrage in Gulf of Genoa with H 1 H 4 and H 6, but recalled at 1448 hours on the 18th. Uneventful.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)21 Aug 19420735La Spezia21 Aug 19421445La Spezia40A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)25 Aug 19420700La Spezia25 Aug 19421515La Spezia39A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)28 Aug 19421835La Spezia30 Aug 19420835La Spezia4Trials.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)31 Aug 19421055La Spezia31 Aug 19422300La Spezia3Trials.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)3 Sep 19420705La Spezia3 Sep 19421445La Spezia40A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)9 Sep 19420710La Spezia9 Sep 19421310La Spezia38A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)15 Sep 19420645La Spezia15 Sep 19421815La Spezia92Sailed with the submarine Rismondo, escorted by MAS 507 and by MAS 575, to test an explosive obstruction of the OLMO type laid by the auxiliary Brindisi on 12th September 1942, between 44°17'21'N, 09°17'18'E and 44°17'14'N, 09°18'E.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)18 Sep 19420730La Spezia18 Sep 19421515La Spezia38,5Exercises, escorted by AS.205, AS.218 and AS.266 and the German F-150.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)22 Sep 19421850La Spezia22 Sep 19421907Fezzano1Trials.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)23 Sep 19420800Fezzano23 Sep 19422255La Spezia7Trials.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)26 Sep 19420812La Spezia26 Sep 19421748La Spezia37,5A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)5 Oct 19420716La Spezia5 Oct 19421914La Spezia43Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)6 Oct 19421521La Spezia6 Oct 19421600La Spezia6Trials.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)9 Oct 19420839La Spezia9 Oct 19420933La Spezia8A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)13 Oct 19421314La Spezia13 Oct 19421747La Spezia23A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)15 Oct 19420732La Spezia15 Oct 19421228La Spezia22A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)22 Oct 19420737La Spezia22 Oct 19421314La Spezia32A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)27 Oct 19420736La Spezia27 Oct 19421530La Spezia35A/S exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)3 Nov 19420730La Spezia3 Nov 19421253La Spezia21A/S exercises.

12.Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)8 Nov 19420035La Spezia11 Nov 19420740La Spezia364Patrolled in Gulf of Genoa. Uneventful.

13.Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)12 Nov 19422120La Spezia16 Nov 19421035La Maddalena377,5Defensive patrol off Ajaccio (Corsica) with the submarine H 8. Uneventful.

14.Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)26 Nov 19420210La Maddalena26 Nov 19420945La Maddalena4Defensive patrol off Ajaccio (Corsica) with the submarine H 8, but turned back after her screw hit an underwater obstacle at 0325 hours on the 26th.
  26 Nov 19420325
(0) Cala Martinella Barrage (near La Maddalena).
At 0325 hours, the submarine's screw hit an underwater obstacle after the submarine had crossed the Cala Martinella Barrage. The damage forced the submarine to abort her patrol.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)9 Dec 19420735La Spezia9 Dec 19421255La Spezia29Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)9 Dec 19420735La Spezia9 Dec 19421255La Spezia29Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)12 Dec 19420750La Spezia12 Dec 19421300La Spezia29Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)18 Dec 19420810La Spezia18 Dec 19421630La Spezia25Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)21 Dec 19420732La Spezia21 Dec 19421245La Spezia23Exercises.

Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli) (BM)28 Dec 19420812La Spezia28 Dec 19420915La Spezia2Trials.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)30 Dec 19421000Genoa30 Dec 19421450La Spezia52Passage Genoa-La Spezia.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)4 Jan 19430825La Spezia4 Jan 19431210La Spezia13Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)7 Jan 19430840La Spezia7 Jan 19431325La Spezia7Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)11 Jan 19431340La Spezia11 Jan 19431530La Spezia2Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)16 Jan 19430715La Spezia16 Jan 19431300La Spezia36Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)18 Jan 19431430La Spezia18 Jan 19431640La Spezia7Exercises.

Francesco Rismondo (ex-N.1, ex-Osvetnik) (RI)30 Jan 19430740La Spezia30 Jan 19431215La Spezia30Exercises.

Flutto (FL)20 Mar 1943Monfalcone20 Mar 1943MonfalconeEntered service.

Flutto (FL)13 Apr 19431600Monfalcone13 Apr 19431806Monfalcone23Trials.

Flutto (FL)19 Apr 19430725Monfalcone19 Apr 19431325Venice72,5Passage Monfalcone-Venice.

Flutto (FL)20 Apr 19430850Venice20 Apr 19431235Venice12,5Exercises.

Flutto (FL)21 Apr 19431305Venice21 Apr 19431645Venice13Exercises.

Flutto (FL)22 Apr 19431401Venice22 Apr 19431620Venice8Exercises.

Flutto (FL)23 Apr 19430807Venice23 Apr 19431020Venice12Exercises.

Flutto (FL)23 Apr 19431255Venice23 Apr 19431500Venice10Exercises.

Flutto (FL)26 Apr 19430853Venice26 Apr 19431550Pola84Passage Venice-Pola.

Flutto (FL)30 Apr 19430740Pola30 Apr 19431510Pola26Trials, escorted by the torpedo boat T.3.

Flutto (FL)3 May 19430854Castellammare di Stabia3 May 19431746Castellammare di Stabia32Trials.

Flutto (FL)6 May 19430815Castellammare di Stabia6 May 19431920Castellammare di Stabia13Gyrocompass tests.

Flutto (FL)7 May 19432000Castellammare di Stabia9 May 19431125Taranto527Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Taranto.

Flutto (FL)11 May 19430725Taranto11 May 19431208Taranto21,5Trials.

Flutto (FL)15 May 19430815Taranto15 May 19431104Taranto19,5Trials.

Flutto (FL)18 May 19431856Taranto18 May 19431940Taranto0,5Changed anchorage.

Flutto (FL)26 May 19431848Taranto30 May 19430625Naples548Passage Taranto-Naples. Uneventful.

Flutto (FL)31 May 19431848Taranto31 May 19430625Castellammare di Stabia13Passage Taranto-Castellammare di Stabia.

Flutto (FL)2 Jun 19431335Castellammare di Stabia2 Jun 19431935Castellammare di Stabia33Exercises.

Flutto (FL)3 Jun 19430835Castellammare di Stabia3 Jun 19431535Castellammare di Stabia36Exercises.

Flutto (FL)4 Jun 19430830Castellammare di Stabia4 Jun 19431410Castellammare di Stabia29Exercises.

Flutto (FL)5 Jun 19430842Castellammare di Stabia5 Jun 19431343Castellammare di Stabia23Exercises.

Flutto (FL)7 Jun 19430625Castellammare di Stabia7 Jun 19430750Naples15Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Naples.

Flutto (FL)8 Jun 19431320Naples8 Jun 19431445Castellammare di Stabia15Passage Naples-Castellammare di Stabia.

Flutto (FL)9 Jun 19430850Castellammare di Stabia9 Jun 19431600Castellammare di Stabia44Exercises.

Flutto (FL)10 Jun 19430853Castellammare di Stabia10 Jun 19431207Castellammare di Stabia19Exercises.

Flutto (FL)11 Jun 19430710Castellammare di Stabia11 Jun 19431343Castellammare di Stabia37Exercises.

Flutto (FL)13 Jun 19430640Castellammare di Stabia13 Jun 19431930Castellammare di Stabia42Exercises.

Flutto (FL)14 Jun 19431721Castellammare di Stabia14 Jun 19432040Castellammare di Stabia24Exercises with the torpedo boat Ardimentoso.

Flutto (FL)16 Jun 19431630Castellammare di Stabia16 Jun 19432012Castellammare di Stabia19Exercises.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)24 Jun 19430618Susak24 Jun 19431050Susak26Sonar exercises.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)26 Jun 19430635Fiume26 Jun 19431540Fiume2Sonar exercises.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)26 Jun 19430605Fiume27 Jun 19430230FiumeExercises.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)29 Jun 19432155Susak30 Jun 19430430Pola60Passage Susak-Pola.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)1 Jul 19430800Pola1 Jul 19431210Pola10,5Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)1 Jul 19431345Pola1 Jul 19432020Pola28,5Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)10 Jul 19430800Pola10 Jul 19431115Pola8,5Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)10 Jul 19431350Pola10 Jul 19431800Pola10,5Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)13 Jul 19430800Pola13 Jul 19431300Pola33Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)13 Jul 19431348Pola13 Jul 19431815Pola33Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)15 Jul 19430730Pola15 Jul 19431250Pola31Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)16 Jul 19431640Pola16 Jul 19431940Pola20Experimental Fantoni torpedo launch.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)17 Jul 19430725Pola17 Jul 19431240Pola31,5Sonar exercises with the torpedo boat San Martino, the auxiliary Aurora and the tugs Marittimo and No.90.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)23 Jul 19431455Pola23 Jul 19431805Pola18Experimental Fantoni torpedo launch.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)1 Aug 19431630Pola1 Aug 19431855Pola32Experimental Fantoni torpedo launch.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)4 Aug 19430730Pola4 Aug 19431250Pola21Exercises.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)4 Aug 19431425Pola4 Aug 19431855Pola8Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)5 Aug 19430730Pola5 Aug 19431230Pola27Exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)5 Aug 19431615Pola5 Aug 19431830Pola14Experimental Fantoni torpedo launch.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)7 Aug 19430725Pola7 Aug 19431310Pola32Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)9 Aug 19431415Pola9 Aug 19431850Pola27Exercises.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)12 Aug 19430650Pola12 Aug 19431025Pola27Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)13 Aug 19430650Pola13 Aug 19431335Pola34Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)14 Aug 19430700Pola14 Aug 19431305Pola33Sonar exercises with a corvette.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)15 Aug 19430645Pola15 Aug 19431300Pola28Sonar exercises with torpedo boat Clio.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)16 Aug 19430800Pola16 Aug 19431250Pola21Sonar exercises with torpedo boat Clio.

Serpente (ex-Nautilus) (SE)10 Sep 19431500Pola12 Sep 1943ScuttledSailed for an allied port, but C.C. Allegri decided to scuttle her off Ancona (near Monte Conero). The crew was evacuated on board a fishing vessel. Some sources mention that she had been towing the midget C.B.12 but this is not confirmed.

164 entries. 156 total patrol entries (14 marked as war patrols) and 15 events.

Events listed for Raffaello Allegri

GH 09.03.2021: This table kept here until we make fix the possible missing events in table above

SubmarineDateTimePositionDescription
Onice3 Jan 19420935At 0935 hours, an aircraft was sighted on the horizon. Onice dived.
Onice5 Jan 19421835At 1835 hours, the submarine surfaced in sight of a hospital ship at a distance of 4,000 metres. It had not been detected by the hydrophones.
Uarsciek24 Jun 19410313(o) North of Mersa Matruh.At 0313 hours, a dark vessel was sighted. The attack was aborted as the vessel may have been an Italian submarine.
Uarsciek29 Jun 19411445(o) Off Marsa Matruh.At 1445 hours, two vessels were sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres. It was believed they might be a cruiser and a steamer apparently waiting for other ships. The attack was aborted as the submarine could not close the range.

These were probably the sloop HMS Flamingo, the gunboat HMS Cricket and the armed whaler HMSAS Southern Isles about to escort the Greek steamers Antiklia (1,014 GRT, built 1892) and Miranda (278 GRT, built 1919) from Mersa Matruh to Tobruk.
Uarsciek1 Jul 19411445(o) Off Marsa Matruh.At 1445 hours, two cruisers of the DANAE class were sighted at 10,000 metres. The submarine could not close to less than 8,000 meters.
Uarsciek28 Jul 1941172531.38 N, 25.54 E
(o) Approximately.
At 1725 hours, the noises of a vessel were picked up with the hydrophones. The submarine came to periscope depth and observed a destroyer at a distance of 13,000 metres. It passed out of range.
Uarsciek29 Jul 19411630
1706 or 1406 GMT (e)
(e) 34.25 N, 24.40 E
At 1630 hours, an enemy twin-engine bomber was sighted and attacked from the stern flying at a height of 500 metres. Uarsciek opened fire with her machine-guns. The aircraft dropped four bombs which fell 150 metres astern. After about 15 minutes , the aircraft flew away.

This was Blenheim 'Y' (Z.6445) of 203 Squadron piloted by Flying Officer Coates. It had sighted a submarine flying the Italian flag, steering 320° at 12 knots. The aircraft dived from 1,400 feet and dropped four 250lb SAP bombs. The submarine made an evasive turn and the nearest bomb fell 30 yards astern.
Uarsciek29 Jul 19411745
1845 (e)
(e) 33.29 N, 24.30 E
At 1745 hours, a three-engine (sic) Bristol Blenheim bomber was sighted flying toward the submarine. Uarsciek opened accurate fire with her machine-guns, which kept the aircraft at bay for 30 minutes. As the submarine submerged, the aircraft dived to the attack and was seen to drop two groups of three bombs, which fell about 200 metres ahead.

This was Blenheim 'N' (Z.6431) of 203 Squadron piloted by Sergeant E. Langston. The aircraft must have suffered some damage as the undercarriage collapsed when it landed at the Mersa Matruh airstrip. The crew was uninjured, but the aircraft was written off.
Uarsciek8 Mar 19421515At 1515 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and sunk by machine-gun fire.
Uarsciek9 Apr 19421308At 1308 hours, four aircraft were sighted and the submarine dived.
Uarsciek10 Apr 19421341At 1341 hours, five aircraft were sighted and the submarine dived.
Uarsciek11 Apr 19421355At 1355 hours, five aircraft were sighted and the submarine dived.
Uarsciek14 Jun 19420152
0255 (e)
38.02 N, 05.06 E
At 0140 hours, Uarsciek was proceeding on the surface when a shadow was sighted on the starboard bow. The submarine closed to 3,000 metres on her diesels before switching to the electric motors to avoid being seen. This was the enemy convoy.

At 0152 hours, the range had closed to 2,500 metres when two larger vessels were seen and, though the outline could not be determined with certainty, C.C. Raffaelo Allegri guessed they were aircraft carriers. Two torpedoes (533mm) were fired from the bow tubes. A third misfired, so he ordered the firing of a fourth torpedo (450mm, W.200 type). The submarine remained on the surface so results could be observed. About 90 seconds later, a destroyer was seen approaching so Uarsciek crash-dived.
The submarine had reached a depth of 35 metres when a loud explosion was heard 135 seconds after the first torpedo was fired and another 15 seconds later. Expecting a depth charging to follow, Uarsciek was taken down to 120 metres.

The targets were the aircraft carriers HMS Eagle and HMS Argus (operation HARPOON). They were missed. They reported underwater explosions at 0255 hours but it is not clear if these were related to this attack.
Uarsciek15 Jun 1942084537.16 N, 06.16 E
At 0845 hours, an enemy naval force including an aircraft carrier, a battleship, several cruisers and destroyers was sighted. These were probably the aircraft carriers HMS Eagle and HMS Argus, the battleship HMS Malaya, the light cruisers HMS Kenya, HMS Liverpool and HMS Charybdis and escorting destroyers (operation HARPOON).

The submarine could not close but, at 0935 hours, sighted an enemy destroyer and attempted, in vain, to close to attack. At 1015 hours, Uarsciek surfaced and made an enemy report only to be forced down by an aircraft at 1018 hours.
Antonio Bajamonti (ex-N.2, ex-Smeli)26 Nov 19420325(o) Cala Martinella Barrage (near La Maddalena).At 0325 hours, the submarine's screw hit an underwater obstacle after the submarine had crossed the Cala Martinella Barrage. The damage forced the submarine to abort her patrol.

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