Italian submarines in World War Two
|Type||Coastal / Sea going|
|Laid down||26 Sep 1931||Cantieri Navale del Quanaro, Fiume|
|Launched||29 Mar 1933|
|Commissioned||21 Mar 1934|
|Loss date||29 Jun 1940|
|Loss position||39° 10'N, 18° 49'E|
|Fate||Sunk on 29th June 1940 in the Ionian Sea in position 39°10'N,18°49'E by a Sunderland aircraft from 201 Squadron (RAF).|
|Commander||Date from||Date to||Command notes|
|T.V. Luigi Trebbi||26 Oct 1939||29 Jun 1940|
Ships hitNo ships hit by this submarine.
Patrols and events
|Commander||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Trebbi, Luigi||10 Jun 1940||Taranto||10 Jun 1940||Taranto||At Taranto at the outbreak of the war.|
|1||Trebbi, Luigi||16 Jun 1940||1400||Taranto||17 Jun 1940||0435||Crotone||Passage Taranto-Crotone.|
|1b||Trebbi, Luigi||17 Jun 1940||0620||Crotone||29 Jun 1940||1400||Sunk||Sailed for patrol 20 miles west of Alexandria via 32°06'N, 24°46'E and Tobruk Light. Reached area on 21st June, and due to intense A/S activity was moved 40 miles north. She was then ordered to return home with other submarines. At 0430 hours on 25th June 1940, she reported having been hunted by air and surface forces and due to damage was leaving her patrol area. She was expected to arrive at 1900 hours on the 29th at Point A (off Santa Maria di Leuca) and met by the torpedo boat Pallade to be escorted to Gallipoli and then by the coastal route to Taranto. On 29th June, while proceeding home on surface, she was sunk by an RAF bomber. Survivors from Liuzzi and/or Rubino are shown arriving at Alexandria on MovieTone newsreel of 8th August 1940.|
|29 Jun 1940||1400|
(e) 39° 05'N, 18° 49'E
|At about 1400 hours, Rubino was proceeding on the surface when an aircraft was sighted. At first it was believed to be Italian, but it swooped down to the attack. Rubino barely had time to open fire with her machine guns before she was hit by two bombs and quickly sank.|
This was Sunderland 'S' (L.5804) of 230 Squadron, 201 Naval Cooperation Group, piloted by Flight Lieutenant W.W. Campbell. Based at Malta, it was on a mission to cover convoy M.A. 3 and was flying at 1,000 feet when the submarine was sighted. It released two 250-lb A/S bombs, which exploded abaft the conning tower. The aircraft made a second run and dropped two more bombs which exploded again near the conning tower. The submarine disappeared and survivors and bodies could be seen. The aircraft alighted and picked up four survivors. Two officers, including T.V. Luigi Trebbi, and thirty-nine ratings perished.
3 entries. 3 total patrol entries (1 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.