Italian submarines in World War Two
Capitano di Corvetta
|Born||15 Oct 1910||Petralia Sottana (Palermo)|
Career informationENRICO TOTI (T.V. First Officer): ? to February 1941.
ENRICO TOTI (T.V. resp.): from 22.10.1940? to 02.02.1941 (refit at Pola).
H.8 (T.V. C.O.): from 07.02.1941 to 21.08.1941.
H.2 (T.V. C.O.): from 07.03.1941 to 03.04.1941.
FILIPPO CORRIDONI (T.V. C.O.): from 21.08.1941 to 22.10.1941 (promoted to C.C. in August 1941).
TURCHESE (T.V. C.O.): from 28.10.1941 to 30.11.1941.
Promoted to C.C. on ?
FILIPPO CORRIDONI (C.C. C.O.): from 28.08.1941 to 31.01.1942.
TRICHECO (C.C. C.O.): from 01.02.1942 to 18.03.1942 (sunk, Cunsolo survived).
GIOVANNI DA PROCIDA (C.C. resp.): from 28.03.1942 to 31.03.1942 (refit at Taranto).
LUIGI SETTEMBRINI (C.C. resp.): from 28.03.1942 to 22.04.1942 (refit at Taranto).
RUGGIERO SETTIMO (C.C. resp.): from 28.03.1942 to 07.04.1942 (refit at Taranto).
PIETRO MICCA (C.C. resp.): from 01.04.1942 to 08.04.1942 (refit at Taranto).
TITO SPERI (C.C. resp.): from 01.04.1942 to 08.04.1942 (reserve at Taranto).
FILIPPO CORRIDONI (C.C. C.O.): from 08.04.1942 to 26.05.1942.
From 31.01.1943, Head of GRUPPANTISOM NAPOLI.
Commands listed for Giovanni Cunsolo
|Enrico Toti (TO)||Ocean going||T.V.||22 Oct 1940||2 Feb 1941|
|H 2 (H2)||Coastal||T.V.||7 Mar 1941||3 Apr 1941|
|H 8 (H8)||Coastal||T.V.||7 Feb 1941||21 Aug 1941|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||Minelaying||C.C.||28 Aug 1941||22 Oct 1941|
|Turchese (TC)||Coastal / Sea going||C.C.||28 Oct 1941||30 Nov 1941|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||Minelaying||C.C.||2 Dec 1941||31 Jan 1942|
|Tricheco (TR)||Ocean going||C.C.||1 Feb 1942||18 Mar 1942|
|Giovanni da Procida (DP)||Ocean going||C.C.||28 Mar 1942||31 Mar 1942|
|Ruggiero Settimo (RS)||Ocean going||C.C.||28 Mar 1942||7 Apr 1942|
|Pietro Micca (MC)||Minelaying||C.C.||31 Mar 1942||8 Apr 1942|
|Tito Speri (TS)||Ocean going||C.C.||1 Apr 1942||8 Apr 1942|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||Ocean going||C.C.||28 Mar 1942||22 Apr 1942|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||Ocean going||C.C.||23 Apr 1942||22 May 1942|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||Minelaying||C.C.||8 Apr 1942||26 May 1942|
Ships hit by Giovanni CunsoloNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Giovanni Cunsolo
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Enrico Toti (TO)||22 Oct 1940||Pola||2 Feb 1941||Pola||Refit at Pola.|
|H 8 (H8)||7 Feb 1941||0925||Taranto||7 Feb 1941||1135||Taranto||Exercises.|
|H 8 (H8)||8 Feb 1941||0815||Taranto||8 Feb 1941||1045||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||10 Feb 1941||0750||Taranto||10 Feb 1941||1810||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||11 Feb 1941||0800||Taranto||11 Feb 1941||1650||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||12 Feb 1941||0810||Taranto||12 Feb 1941||1525||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||13 Feb 1941||0850||Taranto||13 Feb 1941||1615||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||16 Feb 1941||0830||Taranto||16 Feb 1941||1455||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||17 Feb 1941||0910||Taranto||17 Feb 1941||1345||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||20 Feb 1941||0545||Taranto||20 Feb 1941||1225||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||23 Feb 1941||0852||Taranto||23 Feb 1941||1145||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||24 Feb 1941||1005||Taranto||24 Feb 1941||1515||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||26 Feb 1941||0845||Taranto||26 Feb 1941||1350||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by MAS 438.|
|H 8 (H8)||1 Mar 1941||0835||Taranto||1 Mar 1941||1815||Taranto||Exercises. Then docking and refit.|
|1.||H 2 (H2)||7 Mar 1941||2000||Taranto||8 Mar 1941||1045||Taranto||96||Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|H 2 (H2)||11 Mar 1941||0800||Taranto||11 Mar 1941||1545||Taranto||30||Trials with the submarine Tito Speri, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.13.|
|2.||H 2 (H2)||14 Mar 1941||1800||Taranto||15 Mar 1941||1015||Taranto||101||Hydrophone Watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|H 2 (H2)||22 Mar 1941||1100||Taranto||22 Mar 1941||1859||Taranto||54||Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Canopo.|
|H 2 (H2)||24 Mar 1941||0800||Taranto||24 Mar 1941||1649||Taranto||29||Exercises with the torpedo boat San Martino.|
|3.||H 2 (H2)||26 Mar 1941||1730||Taranto||27 Mar 1941||1000||Taranto||94||A/S Hydrophone watch, then refit.|
|H 8 (H8)||3 Apr 1941||1250||Taranto||4 Apr 1941||1600||Taranto||Exercises or patrol?|
|H 8 (H8)||11 Apr 1941||0935||Taranto||11 Apr 1941||1525||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by the pilot vessel Limbara.|
|H 8 (H8)||19 Apr 1941||0940||Taranto||19 Apr 1941||1255||Taranto||Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Cassiopea.|
|4.||H 8 (H8)||21 Apr 1941||2020||Taranto||22 Apr 1941||1030||Taranto||97,8||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|H 8 (H8)||25 Apr 1941||1835||Taranto||25 Apr 1941||1920||Taranto||Exercises.|
|H 8 (H8)||6 May 1941||0820||Taranto||6 May 1941||1445||Taranto||Exercises with the submarine Salpa, escorted by the pilot vessel Limbara.|
|5.||H 8 (H8)||8 May 1941||2020||Taranto||9 May 1941||1030||Taranto||99||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|6.||H 8 (H8)||9 May 1941||1930||Taranto||10 May 1941||1100||Taranto||97,7||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|7.||H 8 (H8)||18 May 1941||2300||Taranto||19 May 1941||1200||Taranto||93||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|8.||H 8 (H8)||21 May 1941||2110||Taranto||22 May 1941||1100||Taranto||97||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|H 8 (H8)||8 Jun 1941||0810||Taranto||8 Jun 1941||1030||Taranto||Exercises.|
|H 8 (H8)||14 Jun 1941||0815||Taranto||14 Jun 1941||1315||Taranto||Exercises.|
|9.||H 8 (H8)||15 Jun 1941||2100||Taranto||16 Jun 1941||1040||Taranto||95||Hydrophone watch.|
|H 8 (H8)||17 Jun 1941||0945||Taranto||17 Jun 1941||1440||Taranto||Exercises in Gulf of Taranto with H.2, Corridoni and torpedo boat Aretusa.|
|10.||H 8 (H8)||17 Jun 1941||2120||Taranto||18 Jun 1941||1140||Taranto||95||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|11.||H 8 (H8)||19 Jun 1941||2050||Taranto||20 Jun 1941||1100||Taranto||?||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|12.||H 8 (H8)||21 Jun 1941||2057||Taranto||22 Jun 1941||1035||Taranto||92,2||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|13.||H 8 (H8)||4 Jul 1941||2110||Taranto||5 Jul 1941||0950||Taranto||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|14.||H 8 (H8)||20 Jul 1941||2110||Taranto||21 Jul 1941||1030||Taranto||92||Anti-submarine patrol (hydrophone watch). Uneventful.|
|H 8 (H8)||25 Jul 1941||0600||Taranto||25 Jul 1941||1820||Taranto||Exercises.|
|15.||H 8 (H8)||3 Aug 1941||2110||Taranto||4 Aug 1941||1045||Taranto||94||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|H 8 (H8)||16 Aug 1941||2015||Taranto||16 Aug 1941||2200||Taranto||Exercises with the submarine Topazio and the torpedo boat Altair.|
|16.||H 8 (H8)||17 Aug 1941||2115||Taranto||18 Aug 1941||1115||Taranto||95,5||Hydrophone watch in Gulf of Taranto. Uneventful.|
|H 8 (H8)||23 Aug 1941||0745||Taranto||23 Aug 1941||1105||Taranto||Exercises.|
|H 8 (H8)||24 Aug 1941||0710||Taranto||24 Aug 1941||1055||Taranto||Exercises with two seaplanes.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||4 Sep 1941||0615||Taranto||4 Sep 1941||1258||Taranto||32||Exercises.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||10 Sep 1941||1102||Taranto||10 Sep 1941||1800||Taranto||39||Exercises.|
|17.||Filippo Corridoni (CR)||12 Sep 1941||1025||Taranto||15 Sep 1941||1450||Taranto||667||Supply mission to Bardia (55.344 tons), but interrupted due to defects. Through ULTRA decrypt, British Intelligence knew of her impending departure for Bardia on 9th September. Then long refit.|
|13 Sep 1941||2150||At 2150 hours, a destroyer was sighted at a distance of 800 metres, steering 340°, 22 knots, which attacked the submarine. Corridoni submerged first to 70 meters and heard a metallic shock then went down to 130 meters. The submarine did not respond well to the commands and surfaced at 2212 hours but the destroyer was gone. C.C. Cunsolo decided to abandon the patrol because of defects.|
|14 Sep 1941||1700||38° 18'N, 18° 20'E||At 1700 hours, a derelict mine of the Italian P.200 type was sighted and sunk with machine gun fire.|
|18.||Turchese (TC)||11 Nov 1941||1830||Cagliari||17 Nov 1941||1610||Cagliari||672||Patrolled between Cape Bon and Ras Mustafa in zone K.1, between 37°12'N and Tunisian coast, and between 06°20'E and 06°30'E, on a patrol line with Axum, Alagi and Aradam.|
|13 Nov 1941||0600|
(0) 000° - Cape Blanc - 8 miles.
|At 0600 hours, an illuminated freighter was sighted. Turchese closed to 6,000 meters and observed the vessel proceeding to Bizerta. The submarine in the following days sighted only French or Italian vessels.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||21 Jan 1942||0925||Taranto||21 Jan 1942||1806||Taranto||31||Trials.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||24 Jan 1942||0910||Taranto||24 Jan 1942||1709||Taranto||63||Trials.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||25 Jan 1942||0906||Taranto||25 Jan 1942||1142||Taranto||4,5||Trials.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||29 Jan 1942||1516||Taranto||30 Jan 1942||0925||Brindisi||156,2||Passage Taranto-Brindisi.|
|29 Jan 1942||1730|
(0) 264° - Torre Ovo (near Santa Maria di Leuca or Brindisi) - 4.2 miles.
|At 1730 hours, a torpedo was fired due to an error in drill. Initially, Corridoni made an enemy report but realised later that the torpedo sighted had been her own.|
|Tricheco (TR)||6 Feb 1942||1440||Messina||6 Feb 1942||1800||Messina||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Marras.|
|Tricheco (TR)||7 Feb 1942||0820||Messina||7 Feb 1942||1440||Messina||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary Marras.|
|19.||Tricheco (TR)||9 Feb 1942||1700||Messina||25 Feb 1942||1400||Augusta||?||Patrolled north of Cyrenaica, within 8 miles from 34°20'N, 19°50'E on the meridian, with Topazio, Malachite and Perla. On the evening of 13th February, patrol was shifted 20 miles south and then returned to original position. On 15th February, she was ordered to shift her area to 098° - 148 miles.|
|23 Feb 1942||0030||35° 33'N, 18° 55'E||A sudden wave shook the submarine, which nearly capsized to port with a roll of 60-70 degrees. The diesel engines were stopped and for a short while the submarine proceeded on her electric motors, but acid from the batteries had spilled over forcing the personnel to don gas masks.|
|23 Feb 1942||0620||35° 33'N, 18° 55'E||As the submarine was in difficulty and heavy forward, the four forward tubes were discharged for safety reasons. At 0720 hours on the 24th, Dandolo joined her for assistance and they proceeded in company to Augusta.|
|Tricheco (TR)||16 Mar 1942||1910||Augusta||18 Mar 1942||1745||Sunk||On passage Augusta-Brindisi. Sunk by HMS Upholder.|
|18 Mar 1942||1745|
|40° 41'N, 17° 59'E|
(e) 40° 41'N, 17° 57'E
(0) 2 miles off entrance of Brindisi Harbour.
|As the submarine was about to enter Brindisi, she was struck by two torpedoes from a salvo of four, fired by the submarine HMS Upholder and sank rapidly. One officer and thirty-seven ratings were killed, four officers (including Cunsolo.) and seven ratings survived and were picked up by the freighter Nazario Sauro and the sailing vessel S. Spiridione.|
|Giovanni da Procida (DP)||28 Mar 1942||Taranto||31 Mar 1942||Taranto||In Taranto. Change in command. Not operational until Armistice.|
|Ruggiero Settimo (RS)||28 Mar 1942||Taranto||7 Apr 1942||Taranto||Long refit in Taranto (cont.).|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||28 Mar 1942||Taranto||22 Apr 1942||Taranto||Refit at Taranto. Change in command.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||1 Apr 1942||Taranto||8 Apr 1942||Taranto||In reserve at Taranto.|
|Pietro Micca (MC)||1 Apr 1942||or 31/3?||Taranto||8 Apr 1942||Taranto||Refit. Change in command.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||10 Apr 1942||0843||Brindisi||10 Apr 1942||0950||Brindisi||0||Tests to verify leaks.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||11 Apr 1942||1330||Brindisi||11 Apr 1942||1700||Brindisi||18,5||Trials with the submarine Bragadino, escorted by the torpedo boat Orsa and the minesweeper R.D.32.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||20 Apr 1942||0800||Brindisi||20 Apr 1942||1150||Brindisi||4||Gyrocompass tests.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||23 Apr 1942||Taranto||22 May 1942||Taranto||Refit at Taranto. Change in command.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||24 Apr 1942||0755||Brindisi||24 Apr 1942||1157||Brindisi||18||Trials.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||28 Apr 1942||0800||Brindisi||28 Apr 1942||0915||Brindisi||7||Trials.|
|Filippo Corridoni (CR)||14 May 1942||0800||Brindisi||14 May 1942||1114||Brindisi||19,5||Exercises.|
71 entries. 69 total patrol entries (19 marked as war patrols) and 7 events.