Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Luigi Donini

Born  11 May 1906Lanzo Torinese
Died  27 Dec 2000(94)Rome


  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


Career information

MARCELLO (C.C. C.O.): from 01.04.1940 to 29.07.1940.
From 01.01.1942 at MARISTAT (Naval Headquarters).

Commands listed for Luigi Donini

Submarine Type Rank From To
Marcello (ML, I.18)Ocean goingC.C.2 Apr 194029 Jul 1940

Ships hit by Luigi Donini

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Luigi Donini

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
1.Marcello (ML, I.18)5 Jun 19402003Naples10 Jun 19401930Cagliari853Sailed for a patrol in area S1 between Cape Palos, Cape Falcon and Cape Tenes (western Mediterranean) with Dandolo. Early return because of a problem with the air conditioning system.
  7 Jun 1940PMSeven men in the forward torpedo compartment suffered from intoxication due to Methylene Chloride fumes from the air conditioning unit. One would later die in hospital (Sergente silurista Adriano D'Andrea), the first casualty of the submarine war. The submarine had to abort the mission and turn back.

2.Marcello (ML, I.18)22 Jun 19401910Cagliari24 Jun 19401304Cagliari326Patrolled 25 miles northeast of Galite Island in 37°50'N, 09°20'E.

Marcello (ML, I.18)25 Jun 19400806Cagliari26 Jun 19400615NaplesPassage Cagliari-Naples.

Marcello (ML, I.18)12 Jul 19400834Naples12 Jul 19401531Naples36,5Exercises.

Marcello (ML, I.18)15 Jul 19400941Naples15 Jul 19401609Naples31,5Exercises.

Marcello (ML, I.18)21 Jul 19400956Naples21 Jul 19401620Naples33Exercises.

Marcello (ML, I.18)23 Jul 19400718Naples23 Jul 19401131Naples47Exercises.

Marcello (ML, I.18)26 Jul 19400955Naples26 Jul 19401622Naples50Exercises.

8 entries. 8 total patrol entries (2 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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