Italian submarines in World War Two
Tenente di Vascello
|Born||27 Jan 1917||La Spezia|
Career informationBENEDETTO BRIN (S.T.V. officer): from 17.01.1942 to June 1942+
. TURCHESE (or DELFINO? S.T.V. First Officer): from 15.07.1942 to ?
TURCHESE (T.V. C.O.): from 21.08.1943 to 11.12.1943.
JALEA (T.V. C.O.): from 23.01.1944 to 07.05.1944.
LUIGI SETTEMBRINI (T.V. C.O.): from 08.05.1944 to 15.11.1944 (sunk, Parodi survived).
FRATELLI BANDIERA (T.V. C.O.): from 19.04.1945 to 14.10.1945.
Commands listed for Eugenio Parodi
|Turchese (TC)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||21 Aug 1943||11 Dec 1943|
|Jalea (IA)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||23 Jan 1944||7 May 1944|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||Ocean going||T.V.||8 May 1944||15 Nov 1944|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||Ocean going||T.V.||19 Apr 1945||14 Oct 1945|
Ships hit by Eugenio ParodiNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Eugenio Parodi
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Turchese (TC)||24 Aug 1943||0725||Bonifacio||24 Aug 1943||1159||Bonifacio||26||Exercises.|
|Turchese (TC)||27 Aug 1943||0736||Bonifacio||27 Aug 1943||1222||Bonifacio||27,5||Exercises.|
|Turchese (TC)||31 Aug 1943||0747||Bonifacio||31 Aug 1943||1230||Bonifacio||24||Exercises.|
|Turchese (TC)||2 Sep 1943||0520||Bonifacio||2 Sep 1943||0759||Villa Marina||24||Passage Bonifacio-Villa Marina.|
|1.||Turchese (TC)||7 Sep 1943||1515||Villa Marina||13 Sep 1943||0002||Bone||695||Sailed for patrol in Gulf of Gaeta and Gulf of Paola with Topazio until the latter parted on the 10th, when on parallel of Anzio, slightly east of 11°E. Damaged by air attack off Bone at 2230 hours on the 11th and was taken in tow by the trawler HMS Stroma to Bone.|
|7 Sep 1943||1600|
(0) Near La Maddalena.
|At 1600 hours, Turchese came under fire from a coastal battery, which fired three rounds. The shells fell some 200 meters short.|
|11 Sep 1943||2127|
|At 2127 hours, Turchese came under air attack from what was believed to be a Junker 88. The nearest bombs fell six meters off the port bow and exploded at a depth of ten meters. The submarine was seriously damaged and her port diesel engine was put out of action, but she reached Bone at 0002 hours on 13th September.|
This was actually Hudson 'O' of 500 Squadron piloted by Pilot Officer G.M. Shires. The aircraft made two circuits, firing off the colors of the day on the second one. As there was no response, the submarine was attacked. The attack was carried out up moon from the starboard bow and a stick of four depth charges released, which straddled just forward of the conning tower. The submarine appeared to be diving stern first. Half an hour later, the aircraft received a signal from base ordering it to not attack unless the submarine was taking hostile action. What was believed to be the same submarine was sighted stern down and attacked and sunk by Bisley V/13 the next morning (this was probably Topazio).
|Turchese (TC)||14 Sep 1943||1330||Bone||14 Sep 1943||2200||Bone||30||Passage Bone-Malta with Alagi, Giada, Platino, Galatea, Marea, Menotti and Brin, escorted by HMS Isis. She was towed by Marea, but the tow parted and she had to be towed back to Bone by a British vessel. Repairs completed on 24 September 1943.|
|Turchese (TC)||27 Sep 1943||1721||Bone||28 Sep 1943||0730||Bone||59||Passage Bone-Malta but broke down and had to be towed back to Bone by British tug or Motor launch.|
|Turchese (TC)||1 Oct 1943||1630||Bone||2 Oct 1943||1715||Bizerta||123||Passage Bone-Bizerta in tow.|
|Turchese (TC)||4 Oct 1943||1130||Bizerta||6 Oct 1943||1030||Malta||251||Passage Bizerta-Malta. She was the 23rd submarine to reach Malta and had to be towed by the trawler HMS Goth with Army harbour craft C.T.13 and HMS ML 480 and HMS HDML 1243 and with the trawler HMS Tango in a convoy of three merchant ships.|
|Turchese (TC)||27 Nov 1943||1530||Malta||28 Nov 1943||0930||Augusta||117||Passage Malta-Augusta, towed by the corvette Chimera.|
|Jalea (IA)||27 Jan 1944||0730||Augusta||29 Jan 1944||0845||Taranto||263||Passage Augusta-Taranto with destroyer Grecale, torpedo boats Cassiopea and Sirio and the corvettes Urania and Sibilla.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||6 Sep 1944||0907||Taranto||6 Sep 1944||1745||Taranto||44||Trials.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||11 Sep 1944||0845||Taranto||11 Sep 1944||1705||Taranto||48||Trials.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||16 Sep 1944||0900||Taranto||16 Sep 1944||1630||Taranto||41||Trials.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||26 Sep 1944||0904||Taranto||26 Sep 1944||1245||Taranto||22||Trials.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||27 Sep 1944||0817||Taranto||27 Sep 1944||1522||Taranto||50||Trials.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||13 Oct 1944||0715||Taranto||13 Oct 1944||1720||Taranto||Exercises.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||15 Oct 1944||0800||Taranto||15 Oct 1944||1615||Taranto||?||Exercises.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||20 Oct 1944||0730||Taranto||20 Oct 1944||1730||Taranto||Exercises.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||24 Oct 1944||1525||Taranto||26 Oct 1944||0900||Augusta||Passage Taranto-Augusta.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||29 Oct 1944||0600||Augusta||29 Oct 1944||1630||Malta||114||Passage Augusta-Malta, escorted by the torpedo boat Indomito.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||30 Oct 1944||1600||Malta||3 Nov 1944||0314?||Oran||900||Passage Malta-Oran, escorted by the torpedo boat Indomito.|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||3 Nov 1944||1600||Oran||4 Nov 1944||0900||Gibraltar||891||Passage Oran-Gibraltar, escorted by the torpedo boat Indomito [mileage is estimated].|
|Luigi Settembrini (ST)||11 Nov 1944||0900||Gibraltar||15 Nov 1944||0221 GMT||Sunk||Passage Gibraltar-Bermuda with convoy GUS-57. At 1530 hours on the 12th, Settembrini was detached to proceed to Horta Fayal Island (Azores) escorted by USS Frament (DE-677). At 0131 hours on the 15th, she collided with the destroyer escort in position 36°11'N, 19°45'W and sank. T.V. Parodi and seven men were saved, forty-two Italians and three Americans were lost. The destroyer escort USS Scott (DE-214) was sent to search for survivors and assist the damaged Frament, one plane of the air sea rescue was dispatched on 16/11 to search for survivors in 36°15'N, 18°22'W (yet Frament gave the position as 36°11'N, 19°45'W).|
|15 Nov 1944|
|36° 11'N, 19° 45'W||The destroyer escort USS Frament (DE-677) collided with the submarine who sank. Lt. Parodi and seven men were saved, forty-two Italians and three Americans were lost. The American liaison team on board Settembrini at the moment of her loss consisted of: Lt. (jg) Samuel Peter Bifarella, D-V(S), USNR, Radioman third class Caspar George DiMaggio 719 18 91, USN and Signalman second class Daniel D. Esposito 607 71 88, USN.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||24 Apr 1945||1235||Haifa||24 Apr 1945||2206||Haifa||82||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||2 May 1945||1301||Haifa||2 May 1945||2045||Haifa||70||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||5 May 1945||0740||Haifa||6 May 1945||1510||Alexandria||333||Passage Haifa-Alexandria.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||7 May 1945||0645||Alexandria||7 May 1945||1514||Alexandria||50||Exercises with the destroyer HMS Javelin. Cut short as the destroyer's sonar failed.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||10 May 1945||0645||Alexandria||10 May 1945||1430||Alexandria||41||Exercises with the destroyer HMS Javelin.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||14 May 1945||0648||Alexandria||14 May 1945||1442||Alexandria||55||Exercises with the destroyer HMS Javelin.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||18 May 1945||0705||Alexandria||18 May 1945||1350||Alexandria||53||Exercises with the escort destroyer HMS Liddesdale.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||25 May 1945||1320||Alexandria||25 May 1945||1638||Alexandria||Trials.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||26 May 1945||0650||Alexandria||27 May 1945||1552||Haifa||313||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||18 Jun 1945||2335||Haifa||18 Jun 1945||0945||Alexandria||313||Passage Haifa-Alexandria.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||22 Jun 1945||0715||Alexandria||22 Jun 1945||1835||Alexandria||78||Exercises with 837 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||7 Jul 1945||0653||Alexandria||7 Jul 1945||1424||Alexandria||50,5||Exercises with the minesweeper HMS Welfare.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||17 Jul 1945||1040||Alexandria||17 Jul 1945||1820||Alexandria||61,5||Exercises with the escort destroyers HMS Farndale and HMS Calpe.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||20 Jul 1945||0640||Alexandria||20 Jul 1945||1500||Alexandria||50||Exercises with the destroyer HMS Liddesdale.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||26 Jul 1945||0740||Alexandria||26 Jul 1945||1500||Alexandria||46||Exercises with the sloop HMS HMS Hind.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||29 Jul 1945||0650||Alexandria||29 Jul 1945||1445||Alexandria||47||Exercises with the sloop HMS HMS Hind.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||30 Jul 1945||0700||Alexandria||30 Jul 1945||1423||Alexandria||44,6||Exercises with the sloop HMS HMS Hind.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||2 Aug 1945||1329||Alexandria||4 Aug 1945||0818||Haifa||363||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||17 Aug 1945||1405||Haifa||17 Aug 1945||1745||Haifa||22||Trials.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||21 Sep 1945||1743||Haifa||23 Sep 1945||1155||Alexandria||311||Passage Haifa-Alexandria.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||6 Oct 1945||0606||Alexandria||10 Oct 1945||1315||Brindisi||859||Passage Alexandria-Brindisi.|
46 entries. 45 total patrol entries (1 marked as war patrols) and 3 events.