Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Mario Biagini

Tenente di Vascello

Born  4 Jun 1911


28 Dec 1939 S.T.V.Sottotenente di Vascello
19 Feb 1942 T.V.Tenente di Vascello


Career information

DES GENEYS (S.T.V. First Officer): from 27.11.1939 to November 1940+.
DES GENEYS (S.T.V. resp.): from 28.12.1939 to 23.06.1940 (refit at Fiume).
Promoted T.V. on ?
ATROPO (T.V. First Officer): from 16.02.1942 to June 1942+.
ATROPO (T.V. resp.): from 19.02.1942 to 07.04.1942.
ATROPO (T.V. C.O.): from 07.10.1942 to 30.11.1942.
Listed as Reserve Officer at Betasom (Betasom Nucleo Riserva) from 23.09.1942.

Commands listed for Mario Biagini

Submarine Type Rank From To
Des Geneys (DN)Ocean goingS.T.V.28 Dec 193923 Jun 1940
Atropo (AT, N.51)MinelayingT.V.19 Feb 19427 Apr 1942
Atropo (AT, N.51)MinelayingT.V.7 Oct 194230 Nov 1942

Ships hit by Mario Biagini

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Mario Biagini

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Des Geneys (DN)10 Jun 1940Fiume10 Jun 1940FiumeRefit at Fiume.

Atropo (AT, N.51)6 Apr 19420815Taranto6 Apr 19421158Taranto7,5Trials.

1.Atropo (AT, N.51)9 Oct 19421130Taranto12 Oct 19420840BenghaziSupply mission to Benghazi with 38.9 tons of stores. Uneventful.

2.Atropo (AT, N.51)12 Oct 19421630Benghazi15 Oct 19421700Taranto1154Return trip after supply mission. Uneventful (mileage total).

3.Atropo (AT, N.51)23 Oct 19421055Taranto26 Oct 19421055TripoliSupply mission to Benghazi, but diverted to Tripoli with 50.502 tons of petrol for Italian Army. Document shows it as 23rd patrol. Uneventful.

4.Atropo (AT, N.51)27 Oct 19421350Tripoli30 Oct 19421530Taranto1171Return trip after supply mission (mileage total).
  29 Oct 19421310At 1310 houra, an Italian hospital ship was sighted at a distance of 6,000 metres, steering 130°.

5.Atropo (AT, N.51)10 Nov 19421115Taranto13 Nov 19420800TripoliSupply mission to Benghazi (or Tobruk?), but then diverted to Tripoli (through 36°38'N, 19°46'E) with 45.818 tons of stores and ammunition. Uneventful.

6.Atropo (AT, N.51)14 Nov 19421350Tripoli16 Nov 19421605Taranto1254Return trip from supply mission. Uneventful. Heard only distant explosions (mileage total).

8 entries. 8 total patrol entries (6 marked as war patrols) and 1 events.

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