Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Renato Lucchesini

Born  22 Jul 1908Pisa


  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


9 Apr 1946 Croce di guerra al valore militare

Career information

NARVALO (C.C. C.O.): From 06.01.1940 to 06.04.1941.
From 17.10.1942, served at MARINACCAD.

Commands listed for Renato Lucchesini

Submarine Type Rank From To
Narvalo (NR)Ocean goingC.C.6 Jan 19406 Apr 1941

Ships hit by Renato Lucchesini

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Renato Lucchesini

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Narvalo (NR)10 Jun 1940Portolago (Leros)10 Jun 1940Portolago (Leros)At Portologao.

Narvalo (NR)8 Jul 19400900Portolago (Leros)8 Jul 19401150Portolago (Leros)5,2Exercises.

Narvalo (NR)11 Jul 19400840Portolago (Leros)11 Jul 19401250Portolago (Leros)12,3Exercises.

1.Narvalo (NR)24 Jul 19401807Portolago (Leros)6 Aug 19401115Portolago (Leros)902,1Patrolled south of Crete, between 34°40'N and coast of Crete, and between 24°00'E and 26°20'E. Uneventful.

Narvalo (NR)24 Aug 19400935Portolago (Leros)24 Aug 19401215Portolago (Leros)2,5Exercises.

2.Narvalo (NR)16 Sep 19400815Portolago (Leros)26 Sep 19401530Portolago (Leros)772,1Patrolled in southeast Aegean in Kaso Strait, between Cape Spinolonga and Maria Island, on a patrol line with Beilul and Squalo. Uneventful.

Narvalo (NR)10 Oct 19401102Portolago (Leros)10 Oct 19401250Portolago (Leros)3,4Exercises.

3.Narvalo (NR)27 Oct 19401604Portolago (Leros)7 Nov 19400735Portolago (Leros)1271,7Patrolled In 35°00'N, 27°00'E to cover the southern approaches of the Kaso Straits. Uneventful.

4.Narvalo (NR)26 Nov 19401737Portolago (Leros)27 Nov 19400400Portolago (Leros)Sailed for patrol In 35°00'N, 27°00'E to cover the southern approaches of the Kaso Strait but then recalled.

5.Narvalo (NR)27 Nov 19401715Portolago (Leros)29 Nov 19401210Portolago (Leros)320Sailed for patrol in 35°00'N, 27°00'E, to cover the southern approaches of the Kaso Strait, but returned because of defects.

6.Narvalo (NR)8 Dec 19401740Portolago (Leros)19 Dec 19400140Portolago (Leros)1107,1Patrolled in Aegean in zone D. On the night of 11/12th, was ordered to patrol between 31°40'N and 32°10'N, and between 25°25'E and 25°36'E (this was also given as 5' and 30'West of the meridian of Point Viola and 06°30' and 07°00' south of Point Viola. Point Viola was 35°40'N, 26°20'E). This was done from 0115 hours on the 14th to 0000 hours on the 17th. At dawn on the 17th, Rhodes and Stampalia were raided by aircraft from HMS Illustrious, on her way to Suda Bay with HMS Warspite and HMS Valiant, but no Italian submarine was within range to attack.

7.Narvalo (NR)13 Jan 19411845Portolago (Leros)21 Jan 19410705Portolago (Leros)737,1Patrolled in the Cyclades, 10 miles east of channel between Naxos and Mykonos. Uneventful.

Narvalo (NR)21 Feb 19411810Portolago (Leros)26 Feb 19411949Brindisi1092Passage Portolago (Leros)-Brindisi.

Narvalo (NR)1 Mar 19410920Brindisi2 Mar 19411734Pola381Passage Brindisi-Pola. Then refit.

14 entries. 14 total patrol entries (7 marked as war patrols) and 0 events.

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