Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||4 Dec 1912||Florence|
|Died||29 Dec 1999||(87)||Florence|
Career informationDELFINO (T.V. First Officer): from 20.08.1939 to December 1940+.
GIADA (T.V. C.O.): From 24.02.1942 to 23.05.1943.
LUCIANO MANARA (T.V. C.O.): From 31.05.1943 to 10.12.1943.
NICHELIO (T.V. C.O.): From 01.01.1944 to 31.01.1944.
From mid-1945: Head of COMANDO GRUPPO BRINDISI.
Commands listed for Gaspare Cavallina
|Giada (GD, N.88)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||24 Feb 1942||23 May 1943|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||Ocean going||T.V.||31 May 1943||10 Dec 1943|
|Nichelio (NC)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||1 Jan 1944||31 Jan 1944|
Ships hit by Gaspare CavallinaNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Gaspare Cavallina
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||24 Feb 1942||1014||Pola||24 Feb 1942||1522||Monfalcone||65||Passage Pola-Monfalcone.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||28 Feb 1942||0810||Monfalcone||28 Feb 1942||1133||Monfalcone||30||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||9 Mar 1942||0840||Monfalcone||9 Mar 1942||1700||Monfalcone||36||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||3 Apr 1942||0840||Monfalcone||3 Apr 1942||1615||Monfalcone||12,5||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||7 Apr 1942||0830||Monfalcone||7 Apr 1942||1642||Monfalcone||64||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||8 Apr 1942||0900||Monfalcone||8 Apr 1942||1625||Monfalcone||28||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||12 Apr 1942||1000||Monfalcone||12 Apr 1942||1622||Pola||70||Passage Monfalcone-Pola.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||16 Apr 1942||1240||Pola||16 Apr 1942||1745||Pola||20||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||18 Apr 1942||1250||Pola||18 Apr 1942||1845||Pola||21||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||19 Apr 1942||0815||Pola||19 Apr 1942||1730||Pola||26||Exercises escorted by the auxiliary Grado.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||21 Apr 1942||1300||Pola||21 Apr 1942||1750||Fiume||62||Passage Pola-Fiume escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||27 Apr 1942||0635||Fiume||27 Apr 1942||1430||Fiume||18,5||Exercises with the submarines Diaspro and Bandiera, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||28 Apr 1942||0802||Fiume||28 Apr 1942||1210||Fiume||14||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||29 Apr 1942||0635||Fiume||29 Apr 1942||1130||Fiume||22||Exercises with the submarines Jalea and Manara, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||30 Apr 1942||0645||Fiume||30 Apr 1942||1510||Fiume||48||Exercises with the submarines Jalea and Manara, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||1 May 1942||0715||Fiume||1 May 1942||0925||Fiume||15||Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||2 May 1942||0830||Fiume||2 May 1942||1145||Fiume||30||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||7 May 1942||0920||Fiume||7 May 1942||1800||Fiume||62||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||8 May 1942||1100||Fiume||8 May 1942||1700||Fiume||49||Exercises, escorted by motorboat GF.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||11 May 1942||1203||Fiume||11 May 1942||1600||Fiume||26||Exercises with the submarines Manara and Jalea, escorted by the torpedo boat T.3.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||12 May 1942||0854||Fiume||12 May 1942||1550||Fiume||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||12 May 1942||2040||Fiume||13 May 1942||0000||Fiume||100||Exercises with the submarines Diaspro and Bandiera, escorted by the torpedo boat T.3 (mileage includes morning sortie).|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||17 May 1942||0800||Fiume||17 May 1942||1215||Fiume||50||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||19 May 1942||0100||Fiume||21 May 1942||0915||Augusta||797||Passage Fiume-Augusta. Uneventful except for engine defects.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||28 May 1942||0800||Augusta||28 May 1942||1800||Augusta||3||Exercises.|
|1.||Giada (GD, N.88)||29 May 1942||1920||Augusta||30 May 1942||0140||Augusta||87||Sailed for patrol 25 miles west of Malta with Acciaio, escorted by the auxiliary Diversi, but recalled by MARICOSOM at 2239 hours on the 29th.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||1 Jun 1942||0210||Augusta||2 Jun 1942||1600||Cagliari||500||Passage Augusta-Cagliari with the submarine Acciaio.|
|2.||Giada (GD, N.88)||4 Jun 1942||2350||Cagliari||11 Jun 1942||1035||Cagliari||1024,7||Patrolled in Western Mediterranean near Cape Tenes and Cape Ivi, between 36°40' and 37°00'N, and between 01°00'E and 01°40'E.|
|10 Jun 1942||1445||At 1445 hours, three Beaufort bombers were seen at a distance of 3,000 metres, flying toward the submarine. Giada dived.|
|3.||Giada (GD, N.88)||12 Jun 1942||1400||Cagliari||17 Jun 1942||0955||Cagliari||546||Sailed to intercept an important enemy convoy from Gibraltar 10 miles north of Cape Sigli. Before the area was reached, she was ordered on 13th June to an area between 38°00'N, and 38°20'N, and between 06°40'E and 07°00'E near Cap de Fer. in Grid 9060 near Cape Carbon with Bronzo, Emo, Otaria and Uarsciek. On 14th June, she was ordered to Grid 4001.|
|14 Jun 1942||0505|
|37° 55'N, 6° 12'E||At 0432 hours, two destroyers were sighted but disappeared from view as Giada was attempting to close.|
At 0440 hours, a number of ships were sighted at a range of 8,000 metres. The aircraft carrier HMS Eagle could be recognised and the submarine steered toward her. At 0448 hours, the submarine made an enemy report. The aircraft carrier HMS Argus could also be seen, but she was showing her stern and could not be attacked.
At 0505 hours, the range had closed to 2,500 metres and the four bow tubes (533mm, S.I. 270 type) were emptied, aimed at Eagle and a cruiser or battleship. This was a surface attack and the submarine submerged as soon as the torpedoes were launched and reached a depth of 134 metres. Two hits were heard after 127 seconds. At 0520 hours, the first depth charges shook the submarine causing some minor leaks. The submarine went on silent running at 80-100 metres with the ASDIC pings quite audible at depths inferior to 90 metres. The submarine was almost continuously depth charged until 1038 hours, counting 272 explosions. It is probable that air attacks on the convoy were interpreted as depth charges. At 1102 hours, thirteen depth charges exploded near the submarine causing more minor damages. Some 70 depth charges were heard from 1755-2030 hours and another 102 between 2100 and 2142 hours, but all these appear to have been distant and caused no further damage.
The target had certainly been HMS Eagle, in company with the battleship HMS Malaya, the aircraft carrier HMS Argus, the light cruisers HMS Kenya, HMS Liverpool and HMS Charybdis and escorting destroyers (operation HARPOON).
It was claimed that British Brown Ranger (3,417 GRT, built 1941) was damaged in this attack but this appears to be groundless.
|15 Jun 1942||0940||37° 55'N, 6° 12'E|
|At 0940 hours, as Giada was coming to periscope depth, she was straddled by bombs, eight falling to starboard and six to the port side. The submarine was again hunted by A/S vessels and they dropped 22 depth-charges during the whole day.|
|4.||Giada (GD, N.88)||23 Jun 1942||0830||Cagliari||24 Jun 1942||0715||Cagliari||250||Sailed for patrol near Cap Blanc, between 37°20'N and 37°50'N, and between 10°00'E and 10°20'E, to form a patrol line with Velella, Uarsciek and Malachite but recalled at 2010 hours on 23rd June.|
|24 Jun 1942||0400||At 0400 hours, the Italian submarine Uarsciek was encountered and exchanged recognition signals.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||1 Jul 1942||2010||Cagliari||2 Jul 1942||1220||La Maddalena||200||Passage Cagliari-La Maddalena.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||30 Jul 1942||1400||La Maddalena||30 Jul 1942||1600||La Maddalena||9||Exercises.|
|5.||Giada (GD, N.88)||4 Aug 1942||0355||La Maddalena||12 Aug 1942||2335||Valencia||1427,9||Sailed with Uarsciek for a patrol west of Algiers between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 01°40'E and 02°00'E. Following damage from air attack, she had to take refuge in Valencia and landed one killed and three wounded.|
|11 Aug 1942||0500||At 0500 hours, information was received of a convoy of twelve ships escorted by two aircraft carriers, two battleships, two cruisers and fourteen destroyers, steering 090°, 13 knots, 42 miles north of Cape Ferrat. This was the PEDESTAL convoy. Giada moved northward to intercept.|
|12 Aug 1942||0930|
|37° 00'N, 0° 20'E||At 0930 hours, Giada had just surfaced when an aircraft was sighted. |
At 0934 hours, she submerged and had reached a depth of 9 metres, when two depth charges exploded very close to her hull. Nearly all lights were extinguished and there were a multitude of damages. Giada reached a depth of 70 metres with water entering aft. The ballasts were blown but she continued down when she finally stablised at 140 metres before a quick ascent began.
At 0940 hours, she surfaced. The aircraft, identified as a North American N.A. 40, attempted to strafe the submarine but was inaccurate. Giada could only reply with light arms as the Breda machine-guns could not immediately be brought to the ready. Eventually the deck gun and machine-guns opened fire keeping the aircraft at bay but the enemy managed to hit the hull with machine-gun fire, without causing casualties. At 1110 hours, the aircraft left the scene after a final run.
This was Hudson 'R' (V.9092) of 233 Squadron piloted by Sergeant D.H. Jenkins. The submarine was sighted surfaced and stationary. It was attacked with four Torpex depth charges as it crash-dived. Within 4 minutes the sub re-surfaced, six to ten men appearing on the conning tower. The Hudson strafed and the sub replied with both deck and Lewis (sic, Breda) guns. The aircraft circled for 40 minutes before departing.
|12 Aug 1942||1345|
|37° 26'N, 0° 10'E||At 1345 hours, a Sunderland attacked from the stern and from the sun, flying very low at 30-50 metres, strafing the submarine and dropping four bombs, the nearest falling about 30 metres from the starboard side. Giada replied with her gun and machine-guns. The aircraft came for a second run, without dropping any bomb but, she strafed the submarine, peppering the bridge with several rounds, causing several casualties. One of the submarine gunners was killed, three were seriously wounded and six slightly wounded (including T.V. Gaspare Cavallina). The aircraft was hit and released a bomb about 1,000 metres away, possibly to gain height, but was observed to crash about 3,000 metres away. The submarine took refuge in Valencia and later returned to her base.|
This was actually Hudson 'C' of 233 Squadron, sent as a follow-up to the attack by aircraft 'R' of the same squadron which had attacked the submarine earlier in the day. It had detected the submarine by radar at 25 miles and sighted it when the range had dropped to 6 miles. The submarine was on course 360° at 9 knots. and the aircraft made a first run, dropping a Torpex Mark VIII depth charge set at 25 feet from a height of 70 feet. It was observed to explode on the starboard side of the submarine. The aircraft strafed the submarine and claimed the killing of one man on deck. In return, the starboard wing was holed by the submarine's antiaircraft fire. During a second run, a depth charge was released from a height of 30 feet and exploded under the submarine' bows. The aircraft was hit in the port engine which was seriously damaged and had to set course for base. It did not crash at sea as reported.
The destroyer HMS Wolverine was sent to investigate.
|6.||Giada (GD, N.88)||13 Aug 1942||0645||Valencia||14 Aug 1942||2000||La Maddalena||1427,9||Passage Valencia-La Maddalena. Uneventful [mileage from 0355 hours on 4th August].|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||17 Aug 1942||1735||La Maddalena||18 Aug 1942||1205||Naples||231||Passage La Maddalena-Naples.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||12 Sep 1942||1535||Naples||12 Sep 1942||1800||Naples||10||Trials.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||14 Sep 1942||0845||Naples||14 Sep 1942||1400||Naples||34||Trials.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||17 Sep 1942||1600||Naples||17 Sep 1942||1900||Naples||18||Trials, escorted by the torpedo boat Cosenz.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||19 Sep 1942||1930||Naples||20 Sep 1942||1500||Augusta||246||Passage Naples-Augusta.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||3 Oct 1942||0825||Augusta||3 Oct 1942||1235||Augusta||27||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||1 Nov 1942||0710||Augusta||1 Nov 1942||0930||Augusta||8||Exercises.|
|7.||Giada (GD, N.88)||4 Nov 1942||1800||Augusta||11 Nov 1942||1100||Augusta||1242||Sailed for supply mission (21.5 tons of German ammunition) to Tobruk, but, at 0100 hours on the 7th, she was ordered not to enter the port but to a waiting position in Grid 0360/5, between Lamppedusa and Linosa. At 2032 hours on the 9th, she was ordered to Augusta.|
|6 Nov 1942||0915||At 0915 hours, a German aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.|
|6 Nov 1942||1015||At 1015 hours, three aircraft were seen and the submarine dived.|
|6 Nov 1942||1115||The submarine Wolframio was seen.|
|8 Nov 1942||0722||At 0722 hours, a twin-engine aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|11 Nov 1942||0655||37° 00'N, 15° 37'E||At 0655 hours, a periscope was sighted, Giada turned away.|
|8.||Giada (GD, N.88)||11 Nov 1942||2230||Augusta||20 Nov 1942||0905||Cagliari||1088||Patrolled between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 07°40'E and 08°00'E (between Lampedusa and Linosa).|
|11 Nov 1942||0655||37° 00'N, 15° 37'E||At 0655 hours, a periscope was sighted, Giada turned away.|
|12 Nov 1942||0930||At 0930 hours, a twin-engine German aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.|
|14 Nov 1942||2050||37° 24'N, 7° 56'E||At 2050 hours, a submarine was sighted and was believed to be Italian on the barrage line. Giada turned away to northward.|
|17 Nov 1942||1100||37° 27'N, 7° 50'E||At 1100 hours, an aircraft dropped two bombs on the submarine. Giada had accidentally emerged while listening to the radio. The two bombs exploded some distance away.|
|19 Nov 1942||0010||37° 38'N, 7° 57'E||At 0010 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 1,500 metres, steering 50°. Giada turned away.|
|19 Nov 1942||1806||37° 19'N, 7° 35'E||At 1806 hours, a submarine was sighted.|
|20 Nov 1942||0615|
(0) Near Point C of Cagliari.
|At 0615 hours, an Italian submarine Wolframio was sighted and exchanged recognition signals.|
|9.||Giada (GD, N.88)||25 Nov 1942||1700||Cagliari||7 Dec 1942||0850||Cagliari||1069||Patrolled between Cap de Fer and La Galite, between 37°00'N and 37°20'N and 08°20'E and 08°40'E. Ordered to an area between 37°00'N and 37°20'N, and between 08°20'E and 08°40'E (Grids 0624 - 5424), to intercept a destroyer hit by aircraft (HMS Quentin reported initially by German aircraft). Then off Bougie and Bone.|
|27 Nov 1942||0220||36° 46'N, 5° 21'E||At 0220 hours, a small vessel was sighted. It was probably an MTB and Giada turned away.|
|27 Nov 1942||0811-1030||37° 05'N, 5° 30'E||Between 0811 and 1030 hours, in very low visibility, the submarine was depth charged with very minor damages such as broken light bulbs.|
|28 Nov 1942||1248-1700||37° 15'N, 6° 00'E||Between 1248 and 1700 hours, Giada was depth charged by vessels detected by her hydrophones. The submarine escaped by going down to 108 meters.|
|1 Dec 1942||0007||37° 15'N, 6° 30'E||At 0007 hours, an aircraft dropped five flares near the submarine. Giada dived to 35 meters and heard four bomb explosions and later heard H.E. of two vessels, which dropped sixteen depth-charges between 0118 and 0155 hours.|
|2 Dec 1942||0030||36° 54'N, 7° 54'E||At 0030 hours, a vessel which could have been an MTB or submarine was sighted. Giada turned away.|
|2 Dec 1942||0542||37° 15'N, 7° 15'E||At 0542 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 3,000 metres. Giada dived.|
|2 Dec 1942||0702-1146||37° 15'N, 7° 15'E||Between 0702 and 1146 hours, Giada was depth-charged. Forty-one explosions were counted and the submarine escaped by going down to 70-90 meters.|
|2 Dec 1942||1600-1900||37° 20'N, 7° 10'E||Between 1600 and 1900 hours, Giada was hunted by three vessels and depth charged. The depth charges fell close, but the submarine escaped damage.|
|3 Dec 1942||2133||37° 04'N, 8° 34'E||At 2133 hours, a submarine was briefly seen.|
|4 Dec 1942||0145||37° 17'N, 8° 30'E||At 0145 hours, Giada was illuminated by four flares. The submarine dived and was depth-charged by two vessels off and on until 0545 hours.|
|5 Dec 1942||0055||37° 14'N, 8° 37'E||At 0055 hours, a submarine was seen at a range of 2,500 metres. No action was taken as it was believed to be one of the Italian submarines in the adjacent area.|
|5 Dec 1942||1927||37° 13'N, 8° 35'E||At 1927 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 2,500 metres and was probably the one seen at 0055 hours.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||14 Dec 1942||1345||Cagliari||14 Dec 1942||1800||Cagliari||20||Exercises.|
|10.||Giada (GD, N.88)||22 Dec 1942||1600||Cagliari||25 Dec 1942||1015||Cagliari||338||Sailed for patrol with Alagi, between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 07°40'E and 08°00'E.|
|23 Dec 1942||1241||At 1241 hours, an aircraft seen through the periscope. Giada went deeper and heard two rather close explosions at 1245 hours.|
|25 Dec 1942||0655||38° 39'N, 8° 44'E||At 0655 hours, the submarine Alagi was sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres.|
|11.||Giada (GD, N.88)||28 Dec 1942||1700||Cagliari||6 Jan 1943||0815||Cagliari||947||Patrolled off Cape Carbon within 20 miles on parallel 37°20'N, between 04°00'E and 05°00'E. On 2nd January, moved to area between 37°30'N and North African coast, and between 06°00'E and 06°20'E. On 4th January, was moved between 37°00'N and 37°20'N, and between 08°20'E and 08°40'E (Grid 7284) and was ordered back the following day.|
|2 Jan 1943||1940||37° 26'N, 6° 06'E||At 1940 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres.|
|5 Jan 1943||2030||37° 32'N, 8° 10'E||At 2030 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres.|
|5 Jan 1943||2105||37° 38'N, 8° 10'E||At 2105 hours, another submarine was sighted at a distance of 4,000 metres.|
|5 Jan 1943||2315||38° 02'N, 8° 20'E||At 2315 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 4,000 metres and it suddenly submerged.|
|12.||Giada (GD, N.88)||12 Jan 1943||1825||Cagliari||25 Jan 1943||0720||Cagliari||1028||Patrolled off Algerian coast, off Cape Bougaroni, on 37°20'N, between 04°40'E and 05°00'E. On 22nd January, was moved to 37°00'N, between 05°40'E and 06°00'E.|
|17 Jan 1943||1744||37° 26'N, 5° 16'E||At 1744 hours, an aircraft attacked the submarine. Giada crash-dived immediately and heard two bombs.|
|17 Jan 1943||2240||37° 22'N, 5° 07'E||At 2240 hours, an aircraft was seen. Giada crash-dived. Half an hour later, the submarine heard H.E. and two patterns totaling twelve depth charges were dropped in the immediate vicinity.|
|21 Jan 1943||1700||37° 15'N, 4° 43'E||At 1700 hours, an aircraft was sighted and it dropped two bombs without causing damage.|
|21 Jan 1943||1815-2130||37° 15'N, 4° 43'E||Between 1815 and 2130 hours, Giada was hunted by two surface craft, which dropped a number of depth charges. The submarine was slightly damaged.|
|22 Jan 1943||0138||37° 14'N, 4° 44'E||At 0138 hours, an aircraft strafed the submarine and dropped two bombs. The bombs fell 200 to 300 meters from the submarine, but she was hit by machine-gun rounds before diving.|
|22 Jan 1943||0525||37° 11'N, 5° 15'E||At 0525 hours, a corvette was sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres. Giada turned away.|
|23 Jan 1943||1400||At 1400 hours, two MTBs equipped with two torpedo tubes were sighted. They had not been detected by the hydrophones, but Giada was not detected either.|
|23 Jan 1943||1957|
1850 GMT (e)
|36° 58'N, 5° 43'E||At 1950 hours, a large dark shadow and two destroyers were sighted, steering 270° at 13 knots.|
At 1957 hours, the four bow tubes (533mm, S.I.C. type) were fired at a range of 1,100 metres, aimed at the large target described as a liner of the ORCADES class. Giada then submerged and was at a depth of 9 metres, when an explosion was heard after 57 seconds, followed 4 seconds later by another one. At 2002 hours, an explosion similar to a torpedo was heard and three minutes later another explosion believed to be from a boiler. The submarine went down to 50 metres but was not depth-charged.
Despite the claim, the result of the attack were not confirmed.
|Giada (GD, N.88)||28 Jan 1943||0920||Cagliari||29 Jan 1943||0815||Naples||280||Passage Cagliari-Naples.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||30 Mar 1943||0855||Naples||30 Mar 1943||1645||Naples||52||Trials.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||31 Mar 1943||1315||Naples||31 Mar 1943||1540||Naples||18||Trials.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||5 Apr 1943||1010||Naples||5 Apr 1943||1130||Naples||16||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||7 Apr 1943||1300||Naples||7 Apr 1943||2020||Naples||10||Exercises.|
|13.||Giada (GD, N.88)||12 Apr 1943||0820||Naples||17 Apr 1943||1020||Cagliari||772||Sailed for patrol between 38°40' and 39°00'N, and between 07°40'E and 08°00'E.|
|12 Apr 1943||1328||At 1328 hours, a German aircraft was sighted and exchanged recognition signals.|
|13 Apr 1943||0718||At 0718 hours, three aircraft were seen and the submarine dived.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||29 Apr 1943||0825||Cagliari||29 Apr 1943||1125||Cagliari||26||Exercises, escorted by MAS 510.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||1 May 1943||0200||Cagliari||2 May 1943||0645||Naples||345||Passage Cagliari-Naples.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||2 May 1943||1020||Naples||2 May 1943||1255||Castellammare di Stabia||11||Passage Naples-Castellammare di Stabia.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||7 May 1943||0653||Castellammare di Stabia||7 May 1943||0820||Naples||12||Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Naples.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||9 May 1943||1630||Naples||9 May 1943||1750||Naples||17||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||10 May 1943||1630||Naples||10 May 1943||1750||Castellammare di Stabia||12||Passage Naples-Castellammare di Stabia.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||12 May 1943||0905||Castellammare di Stabia||12 May 1943||1330||Castellammare di Stabia||29,5||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||15 May 1943||1540||Castellammare di Stabia||15 May 1943||2345||Castellammare di Stabia||104||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||18 May 1943||1455||Castellammare di Stabia||18 May 1943||2035||Castellammare di Stabia||45||Exercises.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||20 May 1943||1515||Castellammare di Stabia||21 May 1943||0310||Naples||147||Exercises or defensive patrol.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||22 May 1943||1020||Naples||22 May 1943||1300||Naples||12||Trials.|
|Giada (GD, N.88)||23 May 1943||0800||Naples||23 May 1943||0940||Castellammare di Stabia||17||Passage Naples-Castellammare di Stabia.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||2 Jun 1943||1210||Sussa (Fiume)||3 Jun 1943||0110||Sussa (Fiume)||72||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||4 Jun 1943||0945||Sussa (Fiume)||5 Jun 1943||0218||Sussa (Fiume)||100||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||7 Jun 1943||1045||Sussa (Fiume)||7 Jun 1943||1530||Sussa (Fiume)||11,5||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||8 Jun 1943||1220||Sussa (Fiume)||8 Jun 1943||1818||Sussa (Fiume)||25||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||9 Jun 1943||1635||Sussa (Fiume)||10 Jun 1943||0045||Sussa (Fiume)||40||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||11 Jun 1943||0945||Sussa (Fiume)||11 Jun 1943||1415||Sussa (Fiume)||24||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||12 Jun 1943||0925||Sussa (Fiume)||12 Jun 1943||1416||Sussa (Fiume)||20||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||15 Jun 1943||1215||Sussa (Fiume)||16 Jun 1943||0150||Sussa (Fiume)||70||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||17 Jun 1943||1100||Sussa (Fiume)||18 Jun 1943||0200||Sussa (Fiume)||78||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||19 Jun 1943||1100||Sussa (Fiume)||20 Jun 1943||0125||Sussa (Fiume)||85||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||22 Jun 1943||1100||Sussa (Fiume)||23 Jun 1943||0100||Sussa (Fiume)||77||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||24 Jun 1943||0705||Sussa (Fiume)||24 Jun 1943||1235||Sussa (Fiume)||23||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||26 Jun 1943||1210||Sussa (Fiume)||27 Jun 1943||0030||Sussa (Fiume)||61||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||29 Jun 1943||1215||Sussa (Fiume)||29 Jun 1943||2100||Sussa (Fiume)||34||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||30 Jun 1943||1430||Sussa (Fiume)||1 Jul 1943||0045||Sussa (Fiume)||84||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||3 Jul 1943||1145||Sussa (Fiume)||4 Jul 1943||0120||Sussa (Fiume)||87||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||6 Jul 1943||1225||Sussa (Fiume)||7 Jul 1943||0105||Sussa (Fiume)||86||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||8 Jul 1943||1220||Sussa (Fiume)||9 Jul 1943||0025||Sussa (Fiume)||60||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||10 Jul 1943||1122||Sussa (Fiume)||11 Jul 1943||0110||Sussa (Fiume)||59||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||13 Jul 1943||1132||Sussa (Fiume)||13 Jul 1943||1358||Sussa (Fiume)||14||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||14 Jul 1943||1000||Sussa (Fiume)||14 Jul 1943||1510||Sussa (Fiume)||30||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||14 Jul 1943||2115||Sussa (Fiume)||15 Jul 1943||0120||(Fiume)||38,5||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||16 Jul 1943||2200||Sussa (Fiume)||17 Jul 1943||0400||Pola||60||Passage Sussa-Pola.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||18 Jul 1943||0018||Pola||19 Jul 1943||1525||Brindisi||386,5||Passage Pola-Brindisi.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||25 Jul 1943||1440||Brindisi||25 Jul 1943||1930||Brindisi||11||Trials.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||31 Jul 1943||1600||Brindisi||31 Jul 1943||2000||Brindisi||10||Trials.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||2 Aug 1943||1400||Brindisi||2 Aug 1943||1705||Brindisi||18,5||Trials.|
|14.||Luciana Manara (MR)||3 Sep 1943||2002||Brindisi||5 Sep 1943||0420||Brindisi||216||Sailed for patrol east of Sicily but returned because of defects and was at Brindisi when Italy surrendered and joined the Allies.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||8 Oct 1943||1523||Brindisi||8 Oct 1943||1840||Brindisi||15||Exercises.|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||14 Oct 1943||1425||Brindisi||14 Oct 1943||1745||Brindisi||15||Exercises.|
|15.||Luciana Manara (MR)||27 Oct 1943||1750||Brindisi||3 Nov 1943||0658||Brindisi||772||Special Mission, landed three groups of men in the Northern Adriatic. Due to her age, she could longer take part in any mission and was relegated to training duty.|
|27 Oct 1943||2045||A hospital ship was sighted but Manara kept away so as not to reveal herself.|
|29 Oct 1943||2010||42° 40'N, 14° 03'E|
(0) Near Roseto Degli Abruzzi (North of Pescara).
|An SOE agent was successfully landed on the coast.|
|31 Oct 1943||2141||43° 55'N, 12° 55'E|
(0) Approximately. Between Pesaro and Fano.
|The submarine landed two agents (an officer and one other rank, SOE and ISLD) on the coast.|
|1 Nov 1943||0445||44° 32'N, 14° 26'E||The submarine landed three agents (two officers and one other rank, SOE and ISLD).|
|Luciana Manara (MR)||10 Dec 1943||1015||Brindisi||10 Dec 1943||1330||Brindisi||22||Trials.|
|Nichelio (NC)||5 Jan 1944||0830||Brindisi||5 Jan 1944||1210||Brindisi||46||Exercises.|
|Nichelio (NC)||11 Jan 1944||0932||Brindisi||11 Jan 1944||1700||Brindisi||35||Exercises.|
|Nichelio (NC)||13 Jan 1944||0930||Brindisi||13 Jan 1944||1622||Brindisi||37||Exercises.|
|Nichelio (NC)||15 Jan 1944||0930||Brindisi||15 Jan 1944||1700||Brindisi||37,5||Exercises.|
|16.||Nichelio (NC)||18 Jan 1944||1225||Brindisi||30 Jan 1944||0940||Brindisi||1383||Special Mission ABBERLEY/COMEBACK I & II (SOE) and Italian Mission BEAUMONT, OAT, GRAIN LANE. Landed three groups of men on Italian coast (two of them SOE agents) in Gulf of Venice to reach Bolzano and picked up another group.|
|20 Jan 1944||1815|
(0) Near Pesaro.
|Between 1815 and 2210 hours, Nichelio carried out a special operation, landing an undetermined number of agents.|
|21 Jan 1944||2230|
(0) Near Pesaro.
|Between 2230 hours and 0125 hours on 22nd January, Nichelio carried out a special operation, landing an undetermined number of agents.|
|22 Jan 1944||0545||At 0545 hours, an MTB similar to a MAS boat (S-Boot?) was sighted at a distance of 1,500 metres. The submarine turned toward the boat, but it disappeared to the west.|
|24 Jan 1944||0610|
(0) Near Pesaro.
|At 0610 hours, Nichelio picked up the agents from the COMEBACK II, OAT and GRAIN LANE missions.|
|28 Jan 1944||0140||At 0140 hours, an MTB was sighted at a distance of 1,500 metres, proceeding on a southeast course. The submarine turned away.|
|28 Jan 1944||0225|
(0) Near Pesaro.
|At 0225 hours, the submarine landed two SIS agents of ENGRAVE I and two SIS agents of ENGRAVE II missions.|
147 entries. 103 total patrol entries (16 marked as war patrols) and 57 events.