Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Fausto Sestini

Born  14 Oct 1905


  C.C.Capitano di Corvetta


Career information

DESSIÈ (C.C. C.O.): from 12.10.1939 to 02.06.1940.
BENEDETTO BRIN(C.C. C.O.): from 05.06.1940 to 18.06.1940.
DAGABUR(C.C. C.O.): from 20.06.1940 to 25.07.1940.
DESSIÈ(C.C. C.O.): from 02.07.1940 to 17.09.1940.
From 20.09.1940 to at least early 1943, served as BETASOM Uff. Coll.
Joined RSI.

Commands listed for Fausto Sestini

Submarine Type Rank From To
Dessiè (DE)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.12 Oct 19392 Jun 1940
Benedetto Brin (BR, I.23)Ocean goingC.C.5 Jun 194018 Jun 1940
Dagabur (DA)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.20 Jun 194025 Jul 1940
Dessiè (DE)Coastal / Sea goingC.C.2 Jul 194017 Sep 1940

Ships hit by Fausto Sestini

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Fausto Sestini

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Dessiè (DE)31 May 19401057Taranto31 May 19401125Taranto0,5Docked?

1.Benedetto Brin (BR, I.23)9 Jun 19401422Augusta15 Jun 19400733Augusta915Patrollled between Pantelleria and Tunisian coast near 36°50'N, 11°30'E.
  13 Jun 1940140436° 50'N, 11° 30'E
(0) Approximately.
At 1404, two Italian torpedo-boats of the ALTAIR class were sighted at 4,000 metres, steering 180°, 24 knots. They were Antares and Aldebaran who had been ordered to destroy a derelict Greek freighter. The vessel was Makis (3,546 GRT, built 1906), mined near Pantelleria. The submarine saw them passing at a distance. The two torpedo boats dropped depth charges, but this is not recorded in the submarine report.

Dagabur (DA)20 Jun 1940Taranto25 Jul 1940TarantoRefitting at Taranto.

Dessiè (DE)26 Jul 19400752Taranto26 Jul 19401735Taranto62,3Trials.

Dessiè (DE)27 Jul 19401024Taranto27 Jul 19401210Taranto62,3Trials.

Dessiè (DE)31 Jul 19400933Taranto31 Jul 19401835Taranto43,7Trials.

Dessiè (DE)1 Aug 19400625Taranto1 Aug 19401705Taranto61,8Exercises.

Dessiè (DE)2 Aug 19400642Taranto2 Aug 19401215Taranto36,5Exercises.

2.Dessiè (DE)3 Aug 19402220Taranto20 Aug 19401630Augusta1683Patrolled southwest of Crete, between 34°20'N and 35°12'N, and between 23°00'E and 24°00'E, with Dagabur in an adjacent area.

Dessiè (DE)22 Aug 19401010Taranto22 Aug 19401030Augusta0,7Docked?

Dessiè (DE)3 Sep 1940Time?Augusta3 Sep 1940Time?Augusta2,5Trials.

Dessiè (DE)6 Sep 19401225Augusta7 Sep 19400418Augusta131,9Trials to test hydrophones, at various depths, with the Porto Palo Station. Unsuccessful experiment.

Dessiè (DE)8 Sep 1940Time?Augusta8 Sep 1940Time?Augusta0,5Docked?

Dessiè (DE)9 Sep 1940Time?Augusta9 Sep 1940Time?Augusta0,5Undocked?

Dessiè (DE)10 Sep 1940Time?Augusta10 Sep 1940Time?Augusta1Trials?

Dessiè (DE)13 Sep 1940Time?Augusta13 Sep 1940Time?Augusta6,4Exercises?.

16 entries. 16 total patrol entries (2 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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