Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Mario Barazzuoli

Born  13 Mar 1917Florence


  S.T.V.Sottotenente di Vascello
  T.V.Tenente di Vascello


17 Aug 1942 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare
23 Nov 1942 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare
30 Dec 1942 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare
14 Jun 1943 Croce di guerra al valore militare
12 Apr 1946 Medaglia di bronzo al valore militare

Career information

GIADA (S.T.V. First Officer): from 24.02.1942 to May 1943.
Promoted to T.V. in May 1943.
GIADA (T.V. C.O.): from 16.05.1943 to end of war.
DANDOLO (T.V. C.O.): from 10.05.1946 to 30.07.1946.

Commands listed for Mario Barazzuoli

Submarine Type Rank From To
Ruggiero Settimo (RS)Ocean goingT.V.10 Apr 19455 May 1945
Giada (GD, N.88)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.16 May 1943Aug 1945

Ships hit by Mario Barazzuoli

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Mario Barazzuoli

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Giada (GD, N.88)24 May 19430645Castellammare di Stabia24 May 19431435Castellammare di Stabia56Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)29 May 19431300Castellammare di Stabia29 May 19431845Castellammare di Stabia55Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)30 May 19430940Castellammare di Stabia30 May 19431230Pozzuoli38Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Pozzuoli.

Giada (GD, N.88)31 May 19430300Pozzuoli1 Jun 19430200La Maddalena276Passage Pozzuoli-La Maddalena.

Giada (GD, N.88)1 Jun 19430900La Maddalena1 Jun 19431100Mezzo Schifo10Passage La Maddalena-Mezzo Schifo.

Giada (GD, N.88)2 Jun 19431000Mezzo Schifo2 Jun 19431200Gulf of Salina10Passage Mezzo Schifo-Gulf of Salina.

Giada (GD, N.88)2 Jun 19431800Gulf of Salina2 Jun 19431930La Maddalena17Passage Gulf of Salina-La Maddalena.

Giada (GD, N.88)3 Jun 19430830La Maddalena3 Jun 19431030Mezzo Schifo10Passage La Maddalena-Mezzo Schifo.

Giada (GD, N.88)3 Jun 19432030Mezzo Schifo4 Jun 19430840Portoferraio150Passage Mezzo Schifo-Portoferraio.

1.Giada (GD, N.88)24 Jun 19430815Portoferraio24 Jun 19432110La Maddalena150Defensive patrol.

Giada (GD, N.88)25 Jun 19430600La Maddalena25 Jun 19430915Bonifacio25Passage La Maddalena-Bonifacio.

Giada (GD, N.88)27 Jun 19431700Bonifacio27 Jun 19431900La Maddalena25,5Passage Bonifacio-La Maddalena.

Giada (GD, N.88)28 Jun 19430830La Maddalena28 Jun 19430930Mezzo Schifo6Passage La Maddalena-Mezzo Schifo.

Giada (GD, N.88)29 Jun 19431600Mezzo Schifo29 Jun 19431800Porto Palma10Passage Mezzo Schifo-Porto Palmas.

2.Giada (GD, N.88)30 Jun 19432100Porto Palma21 Jul 19430830Pozzuoli1841Patrolled southwest of Sardinia, (a) initially between 37°10'N and the African coast, and between 07°00'E and 07°40'E (b) on 5th July, between 38°20'N and 39°00'N, and between 05°00'E and 05°40'E (c) on 9th July, between in 37°40'N and 38°00'N, and between 08°00'E and 08°20'E, in zones 107 [between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 08°00'E and 08°20'E] and 114 [between 37°40'N and 38°00'N, and between 08°00'E and 08°20'E]. From 14th to 19th July, she was in area between 37°40'N and the coast and 09°00'E and 09°20'E. The crew suffered from chlorine gas leaks.
  10 Jul 1943020837° 16'N, 7° 24'EAt 0208 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.
  15 Jul 1943013837° 28'N, 9° 10'E
(0) Approximately.
At 0138 hours, Giada was on a hydrophone watch when she was violently shaken by two patterns of depth charges. The electric motors were stopped to observe total silence.

At 0145 hours, another pattern exploded very close.

At 0149 hours, two more patterns exploded again very close.

The submarine did not report any damage.
  18 Jul 1943014237° 44'N, 9° 15'E
(0) Approximately.
At 0142 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.
  19 Jul 1943030037° 40'N, 9° 20'E
(0) Approximately.
At 0300 hours, two aircraft were seen and the submarine dived.

3.Giada (GD, N.88)4 Aug 19432000Pozzuoli9 Aug 19430945Naples802Patrolled in Gulf of Policastro, on 39°40'N between 15°20'E meridian and the coast.
  9 Aug 19430030
(0) West of Naples.
At 0030, numerous flares were observed at a distance of 5 miles. The submarine's gun crew went to action station but nothing developed.

Giada (GD, N.88)12 Aug 19431000Naples12 Aug 19431110Naples7Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)15 Aug 19430840Naples15 Aug 19431105Naples22Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)20 Aug 19432100Naples22 Aug 19430825La Maddalena274Passage Naples-La Maddalena.

Giada (GD, N.88)28 Aug 19431300La Maddalena28 Aug 19431718Villa Marina40Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)30 Aug 19430820Villa Marina30 Aug 19431600Villa Marina46Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)3 Sep 19430600Villa Marina3 Sep 19430805Bonifacio24Passage Villa Marina-Bonifacio.

4.Giada (GD, N.88)7 Sep 19431800Bonifacio10 Sep 19431730Bone608Defensive patrol west of Sardinia then surrendered at Bone. Uneventful.

Giada (GD, N.88)14 Sep 19431350Bone16 Sep 19431255Malta465Passage Bone-Malta with the submarines Alagi, Platino, Galatea, Marea, Menotti, Brin, Turchese, escorted by the British destroyer HMS Isis.

Giada (GD, N.88)1 Oct 19430830Marsa Siroco (Malta)1 Oct 19431215Lazaretto (Malta)30Passage Marsa Siroco-Lazaretto.

Giada (GD, N.88)6 Oct 19431000Lazaretto (Malta)8 Oct 19430840Taranto381,7Passage Malta-Taranto.

Giada (GD, N.88)22 Oct 19431535Taranto23 Oct 19431530Augusta276Passage Taranto-Augusta.

Giada (GD, N.88)25 Oct 19430700Augusta25 Oct 19431625Augusta9Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)27 Oct 19430700Augusta27 Oct 19431540Augusta58Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)29 Oct 19430700Augusta29 Oct 19431720Augusta64Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)1 Nov 19430700Augusta1 Nov 19430900Augusta22Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)3 Nov 19430700Augusta3 Nov 19431630Augusta59Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)8 Nov 19430700Augusta8 Nov 19431710Augusta63Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)6 Dec 19430600Augusta7 Dec 19430700 or 1630?Taranto306Passage Augusta-Taranto with Dandolo, Brin, Mameli, escorted by the torpedo boats Aliseo, Fortunale, Riboty, Abba, the corvette Urania and HMT Grilse with convoy AH.11.

Giada (GD, N.88)8 Dec 19431230Taranto9 Dec 19431100Brindisi140Passage Taranto-Brindisi.

Giada (GD, N.88)1 Mar 19440940Brindisi1 Mar 19441530Brindisi23,5Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)4 Mar 19440930Brindisi4 Mar 19441753Brindisi54Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)8 Mar 19440615Brindisi8 Mar 19441915Taranto160Passage Brindisi-Taranto.

Giada (GD, N.88)14 Mar 19440630Taranto14 Mar 19441630Taranto45Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)29 Mar 19441430Taranto31 Mar 19441130Augusta260Passage Taranto-Augusta with the submarine Corridoni and convoy H.A.33.

Giada (GD, N.88)1 Apr 19440530Augusta6 Apr 19441905Suez1140Passage Augusta to Suez with the submarine Corridoni and convoy H.A.33.

Giada (GD, N.88)8 Apr 19441615Suez13 Apr 19441813Massawa991Passage Suez-Massawa.

Giada (GD, N.88)18 Apr 19440900Massawa20 Apr 19441530Aden490Passage Massawa-Aden.

Giada (GD, N.88)28 Apr 19441445Aden7 May 19441530Colombo2375Passage Aden-Colombo.

Giada (GD, N.88)16 May 19440815Colombo16 May 19441640Colombo64Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)17 May 19440745Colombo17 May 19441959Colombo79,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)18 May 19440630Colombo18 May 19441430Colombo83Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)19 May 19440725Colombo19 May 19441810Colombo96,2Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)22 May 19440725Colombo22 May 19441830Colombo90,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)23 May 19440630Colombo23 May 19441725Colombo78Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)24 May 19440630Colombo24 May 19441810Colombo98Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)25 May 19440630Colombo25 May 19441808Colombo99Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)2 Jun 19441200Colombo4 Jun 19441320Trincomalee584Passage Colombo-Trincomalee, escorted in by the sloop Eritrea.

Giada (GD, N.88)6 Jun 19440700Trincomalee6 Jun 19441800Trincomalee89Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)8 Jun 19440800Trincomalee8 Jun 19441840Trincomalee87,5Exercises, escorted in by the sloop Eritrea.

Giada (GD, N.88)9 Jun 19440645Trincomalee9 Jun 19441610Trincomalee89,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)12 Jun 19440645Trincomalee12 Jun 19441912Trincomalee98Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)13 Jun 19440600Trincomalee13 Jun 19442056Trincomalee123Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)14 Jun 19440730Trincomalee14 Jun 19441250Trincomalee13Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)16 Jun 19441830Trincomalee19 Jun 19440900Colombo560Passage Trincomalee-Colombo, escorted out by the sloop Eritrea with the submarine HMS Sea Rover (who left at 2330 hours on 16th June for patrol).

Giada (GD, N.88)3 Jul 19440715Colombo3 Jul 19441905Colombo75Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)4 Jul 19440715Colombo5 Jul 19440015Colombo90,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)5 Jul 19440715Colombo5 Jul 19441800Colombo43Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)7 Jul 19440700Colombo7 Jul 19441800Colombo48,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)18 Jul 19441100Colombo18 Jul 19441915Colombo32,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)19 Jul 19440645Colombo19 Jul 19441900Colombo52,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)20 Jul 19440645Colombo20 Jul 19441920Colombo50,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)21 Jul 19440645Colombo21 Jul 19441915Colombo53,6Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)23 Jul 19440930Colombo23 Jul 19441235Colombo12Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)24 Jul 19441100Colombo24 Jul 19441210Colombo5Gyrocompass tests.

Giada (GD, N.88)28 Jul 19440640Colombo29 Jul 19440400Colombo91,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)10 Sep 19440830Colombo10 Sep 19441500Colombo32,5Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)11 Sep 19441030Colombo24 Sep 19441130Aden2300Passage Colombo-Aden, escorted by the sloop Eritrea.

Giada (GD, N.88)27 Sep 19441630Aden29 Sep 19441905Massawa500Passage Aden-Massawa, escorted by the sloop Eritrea.

Giada (GD, N.88)9 Oct 19440635Massawa14 Oct 19440700Suez970Passage Massawa-Suez, escorted by the sloop Eritrea.

Giada (GD, N.88)15 Oct 19440610Suez15 Oct 19441650Port Said87Passage Suez-Port Said, escorted by the sloop Eritrea.

Giada (GD, N.88)16 Oct 19440805Port Said23 Oct 19441335Taranto1274Passage Port Said-Taranto, escorted by the sloop Eritrea.

Ruggiero Settimo (RS)10 Apr 1945Taranto5 May 1945TarantoIn Taranto. Change in command.

Giada (GD, N.88)25 May 19450655Taranto25 May 19451305Taranto42,5Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)8 Jun 19450825Taranto8 Jun 19451608Taranto30Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)14 Jun 19450640Taranto14 Jun 19451432Taranto34,2Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)28 Jun 19451210Taranto28 Jun 19451837Taranto35,5Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)4 Jul 19450449Taranto4 Jul 19451832Taranto94Trials.

Giada (GD, N.88)6 Jul 19450610Taranto6 Jul 19451536Taranto38,4Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)9 Jul 19450747Taranto9 Jul 19451532Taranto31,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)16 Jul 19450345Taranto16 Jul 19450852Taranto20Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)18 Jul 19450343Taranto18 Jul 19450912Taranto24Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)25 Jul 19450340Taranto25 Jul 19450950Taranto24,9Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)28 Jul 19450345Taranto28 Jul 19450950Taranto25,2Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)30 Jul 19450807Taranto30 Jul 19451642Taranto37Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)2 Aug 19450632Taranto2 Aug 19451146Taranto22,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)6 Aug 19451602Taranto6 Aug 19452245Taranto32,4Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)7 Aug 19451607Taranto7 Aug 19452244Taranto28,5Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)9 Aug 19450807Taranto9 Aug 19451605Taranto42,7Exercises.

Giada (GD, N.88)14 Aug 19451600Taranto14 Aug 19452250Taranto29,2Exercises.

98 entries. 95 total patrol entries (4 marked as war patrols) and 5 events.

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