Italian submarines in World War Two

CB 5
CB 5

ClassCB (42) 
Laid down Caproni-Taliedo, Milan
Commissioned10 May 1941
End service
Loss date13 Jun 1942
Loss position
History Transferred to the Black Sea. Sunk by the Soviets off Yalta on 13 June 1942


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes
S.T.V. Alberto Farolfi27 Jun 194113 Jun 1942

Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
4 Jan 1941La Spezia4 Jan 1941La SpeziaTrials.

7 Jan 1941La Spezia7 Jan 1941La SpeziaTrials.

24 Mar 1941La Spezia24 Mar 1941La SpeziaTrials.

27 Mar 1941La Spezia27 Mar 1941La SpeziaTrials.

Farolfi, Alberto10 May 1941La Spezia10 May 1941La SpeziaCommissioned.

Farolfi, Alberto30 May 1941La Spezia30 May 1941La SpeziaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto15 Jun 1941La Spezia15 Jun 1941La SpeziaJoined MARICOSOM.

Farolfi, Alberto25 Jun 19410910La Spezia25 Jun 19411140La SpeziaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto25 Jun 19411550La Spezia25 Jun 19411735La SpeziaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto26 Jun 19410840La Spezia26 Jun 19411210La Spezia21,5Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto27 Jun 19411445La Spezia27 Jun 19411700La SpeziaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto28 Jun 19411430La Spezia28 Jun 19411610La SpeziaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto30 Jun 19410945La Spezia30 Jun 19411645La Spezia32Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto3 Jul 19411450La Spezia3 Jul 19411800La Spezia9Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto9 Jul 19410840La Spezia9 Jul 19411740La Spezia27Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto11 Jul 19411550La Spezia15 Jul 19411200La Spezia215Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto19 Jul 19410845La Spezia19 Jul 19411150La Spezia21Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto26 Jul 19412120La Spezia27 Jul 19410200La Spezia23Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto28 Jul 19410900La Spezia28 Jul 19411215La Spezia3Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto29 Jul 19411100La Spezia29 Jul 19411315La Spezia3Exercises.

Farolfi, Alberto31 Aug 19411510La Spezia1 Sep 19411315NaplesTransferred via rail.

Farolfi, Alberto3 Sep 19410605Naples3 Sep 19411205SalernoPassage Naples-Salerno.

Farolfi, Alberto3 Sep 1941Time?Salerno3 Sep 19411630SalernoExercises.

1Farolfi, Alberto24 Sep 19411740Salerno25 Sep 19411150Salerno74Antisubmarine patrol on surface off Cape d'Orso, near Salerno. Uneventful.

2Farolfi, Alberto29 Sep 19411700Salerno30 Sep 19411300Salerno99Antisubmarine patrol with CB 3. Uneventful.

Russo, Attilio M.11 Oct 19411600Salerno11 Oct 19411725Salerno8Exercises.

3Russo, Attilio M.14 Oct 19411725Salerno15 Oct 19411310Salerno98Antisubmarine patrol with CB 1. Uneventful.
  14 Oct 19412008
(0) Off Salerno.
At 2008 hours, the midget CB 1 was sighted at a distance of 400 metres.

4Farolfi, Alberto17 Oct 19411800Salerno18 Oct 19410820Salerno76Antisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.

5Farolfi, Alberto22 Oct 19411800Salerno23 Oct 19410710Salerno67Antisubmarine surface patrol with CB 1 in 40°22.5'N, 14°40'E. Uneventful.

6Farolfi, Alberto25 Oct 19411800Salerno26 Oct 19410810Salerno75Surfaced antisubmarine patrol with CB 6. Uneventful.

7Farolfi, Alberto26 Oct 19411800Salerno27 Oct 19410800Salerno68Surfaced antisubmarine patrol with CB 1. Uneventful.

8Russo, Attilio M.28 Oct 19411800Salerno29 Oct 19410735Salerno68Surfaced antisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.

Farolfi, Alberto12 Nov 19410425Salerno12 Nov 19411410Naples56Passage Salerno-Naples with CB 4.

Farolfi, Alberto14 Nov 19410844Naples14 Nov 19411440SalernoPassage Naples-Salerno.

Farolfi, Alberto22 Nov 19410830Salerno22 Nov 19411425SalernoExercises.

9Farolfi, Alberto22 Nov 19411800Salerno23 Nov 19410930Salerno85,25Surfaced antisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.

10Farolfi, Alberto28 Nov 19410900Salerno30 Nov 19411230Salerno183,5Antisubmarine patrol with CB 2. Uneventful.

Farolfi, Alberto2 Dec 19410850Salerno2 Dec 19411300SalernoExercises escorted by the motorboat A.S.85.

Farolfi, Alberto6 Dec 19411000Salerno6 Dec 19411200SalernoExercises.

11Farolfi, Alberto11 Dec 19411650Salerno12 Dec 19411330SalernoAntisubmarine patrol. Uneventful.

Farolfi, Alberto19 Dec 1941Time?Salerno19 Dec 19411110Naples40Passage Salerno-Naples.

Farolfi, Alberto8 Jan 19420750Naples8 Jan 19420830SalernoPassage Naples-Salerno (by train?).

Farolfi, Alberto13 Jan 19420920Salerno13 Jan 19421510Naples40Passage Salerno-Naples. Then transported by train to La Spezia ca. 9th March 1942.

Farolfi, Alberto16 Mar 19420920La Spezia16 Mar 19421420La SpeziaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto28 Mar 19421100La Spezia28 Mar 19421540La SpeziaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto15 Apr 1942Date?La Spezia5 May 1942GalatzPassage La Spezia-Galatz (by train or by road?).

Farolfi, Alberto6 May 1942Date?Galatz7 May 19421945CostanzaPassage Galatz-Costanza.

Farolfi, Alberto25 May 19420730Costanza25 May 19421200CostanzaExercises?

Farolfi, Alberto29 May 19420730Costanza29 May 19421200CostanzaExercises.

Farolfi, Alberto9 Jun 19420045Costanza11 Jun 19421000Yalta298Passage Costanza-Yalta with CB 4 and CB 6.

Farolfi, Alberto13 Jun 1942Yalta13 Jun 19420400SunkTorpedoed and sunk by the Soviet MTB D-3 who managed to close the harbour entrance. No casualties.
  13 Jun 19420400
(0) Yalta harbour.
At 0300 hours, CB 5 was moored in Yalta harbour when a lone Soviet bomber raided the harbour.

At 0400 hours, the Soviet MTB D-3 (Senior Lieutenant Konstantin Georgievitch Kotchiev) managed to close to about 200 meters from the breakwater and fire a torpedo through the opening. It hit and sank CB 5. There were no casualties.

51 entries. 51 total patrol entries (11 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.

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