Italian submarines in World War Two
Alagi (AL, N.58)
|Type||Coastal / Sea going|
|Laid down||19 Feb 1936||Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone|
|Launched||15 Nov 1936|
|Commissioned||6 Mar 1937|
|Stricken||1 Feb 1948|
|History||Stricken on 1st February 1948.|
|Commander||Date from||Date to||Command notes|
|C.C. Stefano Nurra||6 May 1940||15 Nov 1940|
|C.C. Emilio Gariazzo||16 Nov 1940||19 Nov 1940|
|C.C. Stefano Nurra||20 Nov 1940||14 Apr 1941|
|T.V. Giulio Contreas||14 Apr 1941||19 Jan 1942|
|T.V. Marco Revedin||19 Jan 1942||25 Feb 1942|
|T.V. Luigi Reni||26 Feb 1942||4 Mar 1942|
|G.M. Giovanni Gardella||5 Mar 1942||4 Apr 1942|
|G.M. Alberto Vaccani||4 Apr 1942||22 Apr 1942|
|T.V. Sergio Puccini||23 Apr 1942||Aug 1945|
|G.M. Marino La Nasa||21 Feb 1943||31 Mar 1943|
|Date||Commander||Ship hit||Type||GRT||Nat.||Loss type|
|1.||8 Jun 1942||T.V. Sergio Puccini||Antoniotto Usodimare||Destroyer||1,917||Sunk|
|2.||12 Jul 1942||T.V. Sergio Puccini||Antares||Cargo ship||3,723||Damaged|
|3.||12 Aug 1942||T.V. Sergio Puccini||HMS Kenya||Light Cruiser||8,720||Damaged|
|4.||16 Jul 1943||T.V. Sergio Puccini||HMS Cleopatra||Light cruiser||5,700||Damaged|
Patrols and events
|Commander||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|1||Nurra, Stefano||9 Jun 1940||1550||Cagliari||20 Jun 1940||0934||Cagliari||817||Patrolled near Cape Zebib (Bizerta). She may have been sighted by the French submarine Vengeur on 11th June. The French torpedo boats L'Alcyon, Bombarde and L'Iphigénie were sent to hunt her and dropped thirty-two depth-charges but Alagi was not in the vicinity.|
|2||Nurra, Stefano||3 Jul 1940||1447||Cagliari||6 Jul 1940||1235||Cagliari||363||Patrolled off Cagliari in 37°40'N,07°12' E, on a line with Axum, Turchese and Aradam. Uneventful.|
|3||Nurra, Stefano||15 Jul 1940||2350||Cagliari||16 Jul 1940||0625||Cagliari||60||Sailed for patrol, on a line 10 miles from 37°45'N, 08°20'E, on a patrol line with Aradam to intercept a battleship force, but was quickly recalled.|
|3b||Nurra, Stefano||22 Jul 1940||1553||Cagliari||9 Aug 1940||2310||La Maddalena||2209||Sailed with Aradam for patrol off Cape Palos and Cape De Gata on 36°00'N parallel between 03°20'W and 04°40'W. Sighted only Spanish and neutral vessels.|
|4||Nurra, Stefano||30 Aug 1940||2105||La Maddalena||5 Sep 1940||1050||La Maddalena||786||Patrolled north of Cape Bougaroni on a line with Aradam, Diaspro and Medusa, in 38°00'N, 09°00'E. Uneventful, except for a false alarm at 0200 hours on 1st September.|
|Nurra, Stefano||10 Sep 1940||1649||La Maddalena||11 Sep 1940||1240||Cagliari||172||Passage La Maddalena-Cagliari with Medusa.|
|5||Nurra, Stefano||23 Sep 1940||2327||Cagliari||29 Sep 1940||1250||Cagliari||838||Sailed with Medusa, preceded by the magnetic minesweeper Balear. Patrolled south of Sardinia, between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 06°40'E and 07°10'E, and off Cape Bougaroni and Cape de Fer. Uneventful. Sighted only a Spanish vessel on 27th September.|
|6||Nurra, Stefano||9 Nov 1940||1842||Cagliari||13 Nov 1940||1653||Cagliari||537||Sailed to form a patrol line with Aradam, Axum, Diaspro and Medusa, 315° - La Galite - 140 miles, north of Cape Bougaroni. Uneventful except for the bad weather.|
|7||Gariazzo, Emilio||16 Nov 1940||0107||Cagliari||19 Nov 1940||1355||Cagliari||483||Patrolled north of Cape Bougaroni in 38°00'N, 06°00'E. Uneventful. Gariazzo had taken over command from C.C. Nurra who was sick and sailed without an executive officer as the latter was also sick.|
|8||Nurra, Stefano||26 Nov 1940||0120||Cagliari||30 Nov 1940||1902||Cagliari||464||Patrolled in 37°40'N, 10°00'E on a line with Axum, Diaspro and Aradam. Uneventful.|
|Nurra, Stefano||20 Dec 1940||1900||Cagliari||22 Dec 1940||0940||Messina||348||Passage Cagliari-Messina.|
|Nurra, Stefano||25 Dec 1940||2355||Messina||29 Dec 1940||2015||Pola||709||Passage Messina-Pola. Uneventful, but encountered heavy weather and her starboard engine broke down. Sighted only Italian ships.|
|Nurra, Stefano||2 Feb 1941||0853||Pola||2 Feb 1941||1745||Monfalcone||69||Passage Pola-Monfalcone.|
|Nurra, Stefano||4 Apr 1941||0800||Pola||4 Apr 1941||1740||Venice||75||Passage Pola-Venice.|
|Nurra, Stefano||6 Apr 1941||1050||Venice||6 Apr 1941||1230||Venice||3,5||Changed anchorage.|
|Contreas, Giulio||16 Apr 1941||0935||Venice||16 Apr 1941||1615||Monfalcone||64||Passage Venice-Monfalcone.|
|Contreas, Giulio||18 Apr 1941||0852||Monfalcone||18 Apr 1941||1604||Monfalcone||46||Trials escorted by a tug.|
|Contreas, Giulio||30 Apr 1941||0911||Monfalcone||30 Apr 1941||1540||Pola||70||Passage Monfalcone-Pola.|
|Contreas, Giulio||2 May 1941||0842||Pola||2 May 1941||0945||Pola||0,5||Trials.|
|Contreas, Giulio||3 May 1941||0845||Pola||3 May 1941||0955||Pola||1||Trials.|
|Contreas, Giulio||4 May 1941||0835||Pola||4 May 1941||1140||Pola||1||Trials.|
|Contreas, Giulio||6 May 1941||0706||Pola||6 May 1941||1845||Pola||57,5||Trials, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.|
|Contreas, Giulio||7 May 1941||0830||Pola||7 May 1941||1259||Pola||18||Trials, escorted by the auxiliary Gigliola.|
|Contreas, Giulio||8 May 1941||0800||Pola||8 May 1941||1455||Pola||15||Trials.|
|Contreas, Giulio||9 May 1941||0945||Pola||9 May 1941||1118||Pola||5||Trials.|
|Contreas, Giulio||10 May 1941||0750||Pola||10 May 1941||1840||Pola||73||Exercises with the submarine Speri, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.|
|Contreas, Giulio||13 May 1941||0747||Pola||13 May 1941||1850||Pola||73||Exercises with the submarine Speri, escorted by the auxiliary Jadera.|
|Contreas, Giulio||14 May 1941||1100||Pola||15 May 1941||0309||Pola||90||Exercises with the submarine Medusa, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio. Torpedo firing exercise followed in zone 4 escorted by the tug Tenace and using the torpedo boat Cantore as target.|
|Contreas, Giulio||15 May 1941||1135||Pola||15 May 1941||1150||Pola||0,5||Changed anchorage.|
|Contreas, Giulio||16 May 1941||0800||Pola||16 May 1941||1833||Pola||81||Sailed with the submarine Bragadino, escorted by auxiliary Jadera, in zone 5. Used the torpedo boat Cantore as target for torpedo firing exercise.|
|Contreas, Giulio||17 May 1941||1115||Pola||17 May 1941||1441||Pola||23||Exercises with the submarine Axum, escorted by the auxiliary Parenzo.|
|Contreas, Giulio||19 May 1941||0855||Pola||19 May 1941||2320||Pola||72||Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Cantore and the auxiliary Laurana.|
|Contreas, Giulio||23 May 1941||0204||Pola||25 May 1941||2020||Messina||659||Passage Pola-Messina.|
|9||Contreas, Giulio||28 May 1941||1606||Messina||14 Jun 1941||1615||Messina||2078||Patrolled between 34°20'N and the south coast of Crete, between 25°20'E and 25°40'E or Grids 2472 and 2484, until 4th June then off Egyptian coast near Ras Azzaz until 10th June.|
|29 May 1941||1625||36° 59'N, 17° 26'E||At 1625 hours, a derelict mine was sighted at a distance of 1,000 metres. An attempt to destroy it by machine-gun fire failed.|
|6 Jun 1941||0325||32° 10'N, 25° 20'E||At 0325 hours, a destroyer was sighted at a range of 3,000 metres, steering 100° at 15 knots. Alagi maneuvered on the surface at 7 knots to carry out a stern attack but was thwarted when a second destroyer appeared at 1,500 metres. She crash-dived and was not detected. In the following days she sighted only small fishing vessels.|
|12 Jun 1941||1947|
|At 1947 hours, a Sunderland was sighted steering 290°. Alagi was proceeding on the surface at 9.5 knots and T.V. Giulio Contreas elected to fight it out. The aircraft passed ahead at a height of 100 metres, flashing white lights and ineffectively strafing the submarine. Alagi's light and heavy machine-guns opened fire, claiming repeated hits. The aircraft came back and dropped two bombs, which fell astern of the submarine, without causing damage. However, this time its firing was accurate and hit the conning tower with 15 rounds, mortally wounding gunner Paolo Nuzzo and slightly wounding another. The aircraft was hit and disappeared trailing smoke. Contreas believed that it may have been shot down.|
This was a Sunderland from Malta, but the report seems to have been lost.
|Contreas, Giulio||4 Jul 1941||0850||Messina||4 Jul 1941||1647||Messina||59||Trials, escorted by the auxiliary Castiglia.|
|Contreas, Giulio||8 Jul 1941||0825||Messina||8 Jul 1941||1141||Messina||14||Trials, escorted by the motorboat Arcioni.|
|Contreas, Giulio||8 Jul 1941||2102||Messina||10 Jul 1941||0835||Cagliari||333||Passage Messina-Cagliari.|
|10||Contreas, Giulio||16 Jul 1941||1710||Cagliari||19 Jul 1941||0820||Cagliari||444||Sailed with Diaspro to form a patrol line between 37°40'N and 37°50'N and between 05°00'E and 06°00'E, near Cape Bougaroni. Uneventful.|
|11||Contreas, Giulio||21 Jul 1941||1508||Cagliari||27 Jul 1941||0942||Cagliari||727||Patrolled north of Cape Bougaroni, between 37°30'N and 37°50'N, and between 05°00'E and 06°00'E, on a barrage line with Diaspro.|
|24 Jul 1941||1758||37° 45'N, 4° 50'E||At 1758 hours, an aircraft carrier and two destroyers were sighted at a distance of 15,000 metres, steering 085°. Alagi could not get within attacking range.|
This was the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal carrying out operation SUBSTANCE.
|25 Jul 1941||1527|
(0) North of Cape Bougaroni.
|At 1527 hours, an aircraft carrier, two cruisers and several destroyers were sighted steering 030°, then moving westward. Alagi could not get into an attacking position, losing visual contact at 1643 hours and hydrophone contact at 1932 hours.|
This was the aircraft HMS Ark Royal and other ships retiring westward (Operation SUBSTANCE).
|12||Contreas, Giulio||30 Jul 1941||1934||Cagliari||5 Aug 1941||1530||Cagliari||737,3||Patrolled in 37°50'N, between 05°00'E and 06°00'E, on a barrage line with Diaspro. At 0219 hours on 3rd August, she was ordered to 37°30'N, 05°30'E. Several reports were received of a naval force from Gibraltar but Alagi sighted nothing.|
|3 Aug 1941||2327||37° 33'N, 5° 03'E||At 0300 hours, information was received of an important convoy sighted, at 2220 hours on 2nd August, in Italian Grid 8327/5, steering 270° at 16 knots. Alagi was ordered to shift her patrol 20 miles south.|
At 2327 hours, an illuminated vessel was sighted steering 325°. It was probably French.
|4 Aug 1941||0330||37° 29'N, 5° 08'E||At 0330 hours, an illuminated vessel, probably French, was sighted steering 150°.|
|Contreas, Giulio||7 Aug 1941||0735||Cagliari||7 Aug 1941||1151||Cagliari||11||Exercises with the submarine Aradam, escorted by the minesweeper Balear.|
|13||Contreas, Giulio||8 Aug 1941||0155||Cagliari||9 Aug 1941||0834||Cagliari||221||Sailed for patrol west of Galite for a few hours, in 37°40'N, 08°30'E then ordered back. Uneventful.|
|14||Contreas, Giulio||22 Aug 1941||1605||Cagliari||29 Aug 1941||0910||Cagliari||951||Patrolled on 37°30'N parallel between 5° E and 6° E (off Bougie) on a patrol line with Serpente.|
|27 Aug 1941||1224||38° 25'N, 7° 22'E||At 2233 hours on 26th August, MARICOSOM informed Alagi of the presence of three enemy merchant ships and she proceeded to intercept.|
At 0011 hours, the submarine received the order to return to base.
At 1224 hours, a signal from MARICOSOM (1135/27) informed Alagi of a 10-20,000-ton transport in Grid 6580/6, steering 270° at 15 knots. T.V. Giulio Contreas thought that he had a chance to intercept and altered course at maximum speed (9 knots as one of his diesels had defects). From 1935 to 2035 hours, hydrophone effects were heard from this vessel, but it was faster than expected and contact was lost.
At 2245 hours, Alagi was informed of an armed steamer apparently damaged in 37°24' N, 06°54' E and ordered to attack it. This was Deucalion attacked by Bandiera.
|28 Aug 1941||1040||37° 24'N, 6° 50'E||At 0013 hours on the 28th, the submarine was informed of an Italian aircraft shot down and ordered look for survivors.|
At 1040 hours, a body was sighted floating in the sea and was recovered. It was T.V. Antonio Forni, naval observer. No survivors were found.
|29 Aug 1941||0845|
(0) At entrance of Cagliari.
|At 0845 hours, the body of T.V. Antonio Forni was transferred to the tug Vado.|
|15||Contreas, Giulio||2 Sep 1941||2241||Cagliari||4 Sep 1941||1844||Cagliari||380||Sailed with Serpente for patrol in 37°20'N, 06°00'E, between 05°00'E and 06°00'E (off Bougie) to intercept a force from Gibraltar, but at 2015 hours on 3rd Septemeber (about an hour after reaching her patrol position), she was ordered back by MARICOSOM.|
|16||Contreas, Giulio||15 Sep 1941||1304||Cagliari||26 Sep 1941||1155||Cagliari||1049||Patrolled in zone K.1 (between 37°14'N and the coast and between 11°00'E and Ras Iddà) [next to Smeraldo in zone K.2] off Cape Bon. Then ordered to zone K.3. Uneventful.|
|20 Sep 1941||1015||37° 08'N, 11° 02'E||At 1015 hours, an Italian 20,000-ton motor-ship escorted by four destroyers were sighted on a northerly course. Alagi had been informed of their passage and remained submerged at a depth of 20 meters, with one destroyer passing over her exactly seven minutes later .|
This was the troop transport Vulcania escorted by the destroyers Da Recco, Da Noli, Pessagno and Usodimare travelling from Tripoli to Naples.
|Contreas, Giulio||4 Oct 1941||1301||Cagliari||4 Oct 1941||1648||Cagliari||21||Exercises, escorted by the minesweeper Balear.|
|17||Contreas, Giulio||16 Oct 1941||2358||Cagliari||21 Oct 1941||0030||Cagliari||530||Sailed with Aradam, Serpente, Turchese and Diaspro for patrol North of Cape Bougaroni between 37°10'N and 37°50'N, 06°40'E and 07°20'E.|
|17 Oct 1941||0841||38° 25'N, 8° 15'E||At 0841 hours, an aircraft was seen at a distance of 7,000 metres and the submarine dived.|
|18 Oct 1941||0500||37° 17'N, 6° 32'E||At 0500 hours, a steamer was observed at a distance of 10,000 metres. Alagi could not close to investigate.|
At 1405 hours, the submarine received a signal from MARICOSOM (1245/18) indicating an aircraft carrier, a battleship and six destroyers steering 090°, 14 knots at 1132 hours in Italian Grid 9319/5, about 120 miles away.
This was the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, the battleship HMS Rodney, the light cruiser HMS Hermione and seven destroyers carrying out operation CALLBOY.
The submarine altered course to intercept but could not make contact.
|18||Contreas, Giulio||24 Oct 1941||2256||Cagliari||3 Nov 1941||1508||Cagliari||1050||Sailed with Diaspro for patrol between 37°00'N and 37°15'N and 05°20'E and 06°00'E, north of Bay of Bougie and off Cape Cavallo near 36°56'N, 05°24'E. Uneventful. Sighted only French ships.|
|Contreas, Giulio||15 Nov 1941||1334||Cagliari||15 Nov 1941||1719||Cagliari||22||Trials.|
|Contreas, Giulio||19 Nov 1941||0610||Cagliari||20 Nov 1941||1238||Naples||278||Passage Cagliari-Naples, to change periscope.|
|Contreas, Giulio||24 Nov 1941||0710||Naples||25 Nov 1941||1200||Cagliari||271||Passage Naples-Cagliari.|
|19||Contreas, Giulio||26 Nov 1941||2300||Cagliari||8 Dec 1941||1100||Cagliari||1116||Patrolled north of Cape de Fer between 37°40'N and African coast and 07°10'E and 07°40'E.|
|5 Dec 1941||2040||37° 38'N, 7° 27'E||At 2040 hours, a submarine or antisubmarine vessel was sighted at a distance of 4,000 metres. Alagi was not in a favourable position and T.V. Contreas elected to submerge.|
|Contreas, Giulio||17 Dec 1941||0813||Cagliari||17 Dec 1941||1305||Cagliari||24||Exercises with auxiliary Balear.|
|20||Contreas, Giulio||18 Dec 1941||2055||Cagliari||25 Dec 1941||1210||Cagliari||731||Patrolled off Cape du Fer between 37°30'N and Algerian coast, 07°20'E and 07°30'E. Sighted several French ships.|
|19 Dec 1941||1000||37° 44'N, 7° 38'E||At 1000 hours, a submarine similar to Aradam was sighted steering 070°. Alagi dived immediately.|
|21||Contreas, Giulio||1 Jan 1942||1835||Cagliari||8 Jan 1942||1725||Cagliari||1225||Patrolled with Axum, Aradam and Turchese, between Malta and Pantelleria, between 34°00'N and 34°20'N, and between 15°20'E and 16°00'E, forming a patrol line as a submarine screen to protect Italian convoys to Libya.|
|6 Jan 1942||1000||34° 55'N, 13° 17'E||At 1000 hours, a derelict mine was seen 300 metres away. No attempts were made to destroy it as the heavy seas made the aiming difficult.|
|Contreas, Giulio||18 Jan 1942||0803||Cagliari||18 Jan 1942||1206||Cagliari||22||Trials escorted by the tug Salvore.|
|Revedin, Marco||20 Jan 1942||0758||Cagliari||20 Jan 1942||1206||Cagliari||24||Exercises, escorted by the tug Salvore.|
|Revedin, Marco||23 Jan 1942||1300||Cagliari||23 Jan 1942||1815||Cagliari||28||Exercises with the minesweeper R.D.41.|
|22||Revedin, Marco||28 Jan 1942||1415||Cagliari||28 Jan 1942||1930||Cagliari||46||Sailed for patrol with Aradam, Brin, Turchese and Axum between 37°30'N and 38°00'N, and between 06°00'E and 06°10'E, but then recalled.|
|Revedin, Marco||4 Feb 1942||0705||Cagliari||4 Feb 1942||1351||Cagliari||46||Exercises with the minesweeper R.D.34.|
|23||Revedin, Marco||8 Feb 1942||2044||Cagliari||17 Feb 1942||1135||Cagliari||929||Sailed with Brin for patrol north of Cap de Fer, between 37°05'N and 37°30'N, 06°55'E and 07°05'E.|
|9 Feb 1942||0740||38° 00'N, 7° 30'E|
(0) Very approximate position.
|0740 hours, a sudden wave carried out the starboard lookout Cosimos Desogus. The submarine turned back and searched until 0900 hours, but he was never found.|
|10 Feb 1942||1405||At 1405 hours, information was received of an enemy cruiser and a destroyer sighted at 1215 hours in Italian Grid 6291/5 steering 090° at 20 knots, 190 miles away. |
Alagi altered course to westward to intercept, but a new MARICOSOM signal (1702/10) reported them in Grid 1814/6, at 1345 hours, on course 090°, 22 knots. This meant the enemy would be passing 20 miles to the north of her position, the submarine tried to close but only heard H.E.
These were the light cruiser HMS Cleopatra and the destroyer HMS Fortune which arrived at Malta at noon on 11th February.
|11 Feb 1942||0415||37° 20'N, 7° 05'E||At 0415 hours, a steamer was observed on a westerly course. Alagi trailed her until she was recognised as the French Saint Alain (1,956 GRT, built 1930).|
|11 Feb 1942||0605||37° 11'N, 7° 11'E||At 0605 hours, a steamer was sighted steering 280°. Upon closing, it proved to be French.|
At 1415 hours, Alagi was informed of the passage of an enemy ship, but was too far to take any action.
|12 Feb 1942||0210||37° 17'N, 7° 01'E||At 0210 hours, two ships were sighted. Upon closing, one was identified as the French Château Larose (2,047 GRT, built 1930).|
|13 Feb 1942||0100||37° 27'N, 6° 58'E||At 0100 hours, two ships, navigating with lights and following the coast, were sighted on the horizon.|
|Revedin, Marco||21 Feb 1942||0605||Cagliari||22 Feb 1942||1155||Naples||273||Passage Cagliari-Naples for refit.|
|Reni, Luigi||26 Feb 1942||Naples||4 Mar 1942||Naples||Refit.|
|Gardella, Giovanni||5 Mar 1942||Naples||4 Apr 1942||Naples||Refit.|
|Vaccani, Alberto||4 Apr 1942||Naples||22 Apr 1942||Naples||Refit.|
|Puccini, Sergio||28 Apr 1942||1045||Naples||28 Apr 1942||1520||Naples||20,5||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||3 May 1942||0830||Naples||3 May 1942||1658||Naples||51||Trials. Escorted by the torpedo boat Cosenz.|
|Puccini, Sergio||4 May 1942||0830||Naples||4 May 1942||1430||Naples||27||Gyrocompass test.|
|Puccini, Sergio||6 May 1942||1250||Naples||6 May 1942||1830||Naples||31||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||9 May 1942||1518||Naples||9 May 1942||1830||Naples||20||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||11 May 1942||1104||Naples||11 May 1942||1924||Naples||33||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||12 May 1942||1500||Naples||12 May 1942||2330||Naples||40||Exercises. Escorted by the torpedo boat Lince.|
|Puccini, Sergio||13 May 1942||1300||Naples||13 May 1942||1916||Naples||31||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||26 May 1942||0915||Naples||26 May 1942||1405||Naples||21||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||27 May 1942||0510||Naples||28 May 1942||0738||Trapani||218||Passage Naples-Trapani via 40°26'N, 14°15'E and 38°42'05'N, 12°51'E. Escorted by the torpedo boat Castore.|
|24||Puccini, Sergio||29 May 1942||1930||Trapani||31 May 1942||0300||Trapani||138,9||Sailed for patrol between 37°40'N and 37°55'N, and between 12°03'E and 12°10'E, south of Marettimo Island, following report of a cruiser and two destroyers sighted at 1330 hours on the 29th in Grid 3523/2 on course 090° at 16 knots. Uneventful.|
|30 May 1942||2230||37° 45'N, 12° 06'E||At 2230 hours, a sailing vessel was sighted. Alagi altered away to avoid being seen.|
|25||Puccini, Sergio||8 Jun 1942||0705||Trapani||18 Jun 1942||0806||Naples||1332,8||Sailed escorted out by the torpedo boat Dezza, via 38°30'N, 12°00'E, for patrol in area between 37°20'N and 37°45'N, and between 09°20'E and 10°00'E, off La Galite, Ras Enghela and East of Malta.|
|8 Jun 1942||1200||38° 21'N, 12° 35'E||At 1200 hours, an Italian aircraft was seen flying in a southerly direction.|
|8 Jun 1942||1232||38° 24'N, 12° 15'E||At 1232 hours, a derelict mine was sunk by machine-gun fire.|
|8 Jun 1942||1235||38° 23'N, 12° 16'E||At 1235 hours, an Italian aircraft was seen flying in a northerly direction.|
|8 Jun 1942||1507||38° 27'N, 11° 48'E||At 1507 hours, an Italian aircraft was seen.|
|8 Jun 1942||1620||38° 21'N, 11° 32'E||At 1620 hours, an Italian aircraft was seen.|
|8 Jun 1942||1917||38° 10'N, 11° 03'E||At 1917 hours, an aircraft was seen at a distance of 8,000 metres, flying toward the submarine. Alagi dived as the aircraft failed to answer recognition signals.|
|8 Jun 1942||2119|
|38° 25'N, 11° 05'E|
(0) 273° - Trapani - 72 miles.
|At 1942 hours, hydrophone noises were detected.|
At 2007 hours, Alagi had come to periscope depth and observed a freighter, escorted by a destroyer, steering 170°. As T.V. Sergio Puccini had not been informed of the passage of Italian ships in this area, at that time, he assumed they were enemy ships and prepared for an attack.
At 2020 hours, the range had closed to 5,000 metres and the flag could be seen, but Puccini could not make out the colours. However, the destroyer was recognised to be of typically British design with four guns in single mounts. Twenty minutes later, another destroyer and two more freighters appeared.
At 2119 hours, three torpedoes (533mm) were fired from bow tubes at ranges varying from 2,000 to 3,000 metres. The "senza bolla" (bubbleless) apparatus failed to work properly and the submarine briefly broke surface. After 3 minutes, a loud explosion was heard followed, very quickly, by three fairly close depth-charge explosions.
At 0007 hours on 9th June, the submarine made an enemy report. However, the success was soon turned into tragedy:
Her victim was the destroyer Usodimare (1917 tons) in convoy with the transports Vettor Pisani (6,339 GRT, built 1939) and Sestriere (7,993 GRT, built 1942), the destroyer Premuda and the torpedo-boat Circe steering 180°, 13 knots. It was the presence of the war prize Premuda (ex-Yugoslav, built in England) who had induced Puccini in error. Usodimare had seen a torpedo track and put the helm hard to starboard, but it was too late. The torpedo struck in boiler room no. 3, breaking her in two and she sank in about 20-30 seconds. The torpedo boat Cigno, MAS 563 and MAS 564 were sailed from Trapani to join Circe to look for the survivors. Five officers and 160 ratings were saved, six officers and 115 ratings were missing (the total included 30 passengers).
|14 Jun 1942||2105|
|37° 36'N, 9° 53'E||Since 10th June, MARICOSOM had informed the submarines of ships leaving Gibraltar in an easterly direction, obviously a new attempt to supply Malta.|
At 0103 hours, Alagi was informed that this force consisted of a battleship, three destroyers, ten escort vessels and a number of transports. This was rectified at 0735 hours as two aircraft carriers, a battleship, three cruisers and destroyers sighted at 0605 hours in Italian Grid 5801/2, steering 090°, 16 knots. More signals followed.
At 1745 hours, the convoy was sighted through the periscope, in 37°38' N, 09°51' E at distances varying from 10,000 to 20,000 metres.
At 1810 hours, the range was down to 4,000 metres and Alagi now proceeded submerged to close at a depth of 15 metres.
At 1925 hours, a steamer was observed to be hit by a bomb. Five minutes later, a battleship was sighted at a distance of 15,000 metres, steering 335.5° and, at 2045 hours, a cruiser was sighted listing heavily to port. At the same time, to the eastward, an aircraft carrier and a battleship were sighted, followed shortly after by a second aircraft carrier in the process of landing her aircraft at a distance of 7-8,000 metres.
At 2105 hours, two torpedoes (one 533mm and one 450mm) were fired from the stern tubes at a range of 1,500 metres aimed at an aircraft carrier. Due to an error in transmission the 533mm torpedo was fired at an angle of 060° to port instead of to starboard. Alagi now only had one 450mm torpedo left in a forward tube. Both torpedoes missed.
The target was probably the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle with the battleship HMS Malaya, the aircraft carrier HMS Argus and the light cruisers HMS Kenya and HMS Charybdis, screened by destroyers.
Alagi was hunted and depth-charged by the destroyer HMS Marne and then by the minesweeper HMS Speedy who dropped five depth charges. The submarine was claimed probably sunk but escaped damage.
|Puccini, Sergio||20 Jun 1942||1005||Naples||21 Jun 1942||1700||Augusta||1332,8||Passage Naples-Augusta. Met the submarine Dessié at 0515 hours on the 21st. Was later joined by the submarine Acciaio and escorted to Augusta by the torpedo boat Abba.|
|Puccini, Sergio||25 Jun 1942||0905||Augusta||26 Jun 1942||1815||Trapani||316||Passage Augusta-Trapani. Escorted through the Straits of Messina by motorboat Mazzari (A.S.66).|
|26||Puccini, Sergio||3 Jul 1942||2200||Trapani||22 Jul 1942||0850||Trapani||2756,2||Patrolled between 33°40'N and 36°00'N, and between 32°00'E and the Syrian coast.|
|6 Jul 1942||1040||34° 48'N, 21° 32'E||At 1040 hours, an aircraft was sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres and the submarine dived.|
|7 Jul 1942||0920||34° 13'N, 24° 56'E||At 0920 hours, two aircraft were seen at a distance of 7,000 metres and the submarine dived.|
|8 Jul 1942||1315||34° 05'N, 29° 19'E||At 1315 hours, a derelict mine was sighted. Alagi turned back to destroy it but could not locate it.|
|12 Jul 1942||2004|
|34° 59'N, 35° 32'E||At 1935 hours, an illuminated ship was sighted at a distance of 10,000 metres. Twenty minutes later, it was identified as an 8-10,000-ton tanker and shortly after recognised as Turkish. She was steering 200° at 12 knots.|
At 2004 hours, two torpedoes (533mm) were fired from bow tubes at a distance of 400 metres. About 20 seconds later, a double explosion occurred.
This was the Turkish Antares (3,723 GRT, 1893) on a trip from Alexandretta to Haifa. She was hit by only one torpedo, in the engine room and, had to be beached in 34°48'50" N, 35°52' E, near Tartus, Syria. Refloated on 27th July, with the assistance of the HM tug Henrietta Moller, HM tug Tientsin, the armed whaler HMSAS Southern Isles and the Free French armed trawler Reine des Flots, she was towed to Iskanderun.
|14 Jul 1942||0145||33° 50'N, 34° 59'E||At 0145 hours, a destroyer was sighted. At 0157 hours. Alagi attempted to fire her two stern tubes from about 1,000 meters, but could not get into a good attacking position.|
|14 Jul 1942||0625||33° 50'N, 34° 59'E||At 0625 hours, a destroyer was sighted steering 040°. A second destroyer was sighted shortly after, on a northerly course and both hunted the submarine until 1230 hours. Alagi rigged for silent running and escaped.|
|16 Jul 1942||1335||34° 05'N, 29° 18'E||At 1335 hours, an aircraft was seen and the submarine dived.|
|21 Jul 1942||1458|
(0) Off Panarca.
|At 1458 hours, a derelict mine was sighted and destroyed by machine-gun fire.|
|Puccini, Sergio||2 Aug 1942||0800||Trapani||2 Aug 1942||1330||Trapani||28||Engine trials and exercises with the minesweeper Avvenive.|
|27||Puccini, Sergio||11 Aug 1942||1215||Trapani||17 Aug 1942||0745||Trapani||672||Sailed with Ascianghi and Dessié for patrol between 37°20'N and 38°00'N, and between 10°00'E and 10°40'E, in the Sicilian Channel and off the Tunisian coast, to operate against the PEDESTAL convoy.|
|12 Aug 1942||2105|
|37° 26'N, 10° 36'E||At 2000 hours, a huge column of smoke was observed through the periscope at about 20,000 metres. Alagi steered toward it. |
At 2020 hours, the convoy came under air attack and put a up a fierce antiaircraft barrage. A destroyer was hit by a bomb. T.V. Puccini counted fifteen vessels of the cruisers, destroyers and freighter types.
At 2100 hours, a violent air attack occurred and two steamers were hit by bombs. At that time the submarine was about 3-4,000 metres away.
At 2105 hours, four torpedoes (533mm) were fired from the bow tubes at a distance of 1,500-2,000 metres aimed at a SOUTHAMPTON class cruiser. Alagi heard three explosions as she dived to the bottom at a depth of 90 metres. Puccini believed that no three hits could have hit the cruiser so perhaps a freighter or a destroyer had also been hit.
The light cruiser HMS Kenya was indeed damaged, hit in the bow (three killed, one wounded), a second torpedo passed under and two more narrowly missed her stern and she returned to Gibraltar escorted by four destroyers. In some books, Clan Ferguson was claimed sunk in this attack. She was actually sunk by JU-88s at 0810 hours on the 13th. Survivors of Clan Ferguson (of a crew of 101+13 passengers, 12 were killed) reported to have been torpedoed at 2105 hours (according to Italian authorities), although they claimed to have been hit by a torpedo-bomber, there were no torpedo-bomber attacks at the time. The destroyers HMS Ashanti, HMS Penn and the escort destroyer HMS Derwent hunted the submarine but without success.
|14 Aug 1942||0550+||At 0550 hours, the conning tower of a submarine was sighted disappearing in the distance.|
|28||Puccini, Sergio||18 Aug 1942||0400||Trapani||18 Aug 1942||2218||Trapani||171||Sailed with Ascianghi and Asteria, escorted by an R.D. (minesweeper) vessel until 0245 hours on the 18th for patrol between 37°20'N and 37°50'N, and between 09°20'E and 10°20'E, off the Tunisian coast but then recalled at 1350 hours on the 18th.|
|Puccini, Sergio||24 Aug 1942||0830||Trapani||24 Aug 1942||1148||Trapani||28||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||4 Sep 1942||0805||Trapani||4 Sep 1942||1220||Trapani||24||Exercises. Escorted by the minesweeper R.D.18.|
|Puccini, Sergio||25 Sep 1942||0757||Trapani||25 Sep 1942||1128||Trapani||22||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||28 Sep 1942||1351||Trapani||28 Sep 1942||1830||Trapani||2||Gyrocompass tests.|
|29||Puccini, Sergio||7 Nov 1942||0140||Trapani||10 Nov 1942||1540||Naples||458||Patrolled north of Bizerta. Damaged by collision and forced to abort her mission.|
|8 Nov 1942||1158||37° 24'N, 10° 14'E||At 1158 hours, Alagi had been at periscope depth to listen to her radio when suddenly a loud noise was heard and she was shoved to a depth of 24 meters. The submarine then dived to 70 meters. Initially it was believed that the submarine had been bombed by aircraft. Her two periscopes were damaged and there were other damages to the conning tower. Later, TV. Puccini believed that he had collided with another submarine. |
Alagi had indeed collided with the submarine Diaspro. She was forced to abort her mission.
|Puccini, Sergio||16 Nov 1942||0803||Trapani||16 Nov 1942||1232||Trapani||28||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||21 Nov 1942||0742||Trapani||21 Nov 1942||1235||Trapani||23||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||27 Nov 1942||0900||Naples||27 Nov 1942||1200||Naples||31||Trials.|
|30||Puccini, Sergio||30 Nov 1942||1200||Naples||10 Dec 1942||1003||Cagliari||1269,6||Patrolled between 37°00'N and 37°20'N, and between 07°40'E and 08°00'E. Ordered to make a reconnaissance of Bougie. Ordered to Grid 0643 (37°12'N, 08°15'E or 054° - Bone - 30 miles) to intercept a destroyer hit by aircraft (this was the destroyer HMAS Quentin who was sunk by German aircraft).|
|8 Dec 1942||0335||36° 45'N, 5° 08'E||At 0335 hours, an MTB was seen and Alagi turned away.|
|10 Dec 1942||0629|
(0) Near Cagliari.
|At 0629 hours, the submarine Turchese, proceeding on one engine to Cagliari, was encountered. They exchanged recognition signals and Alagi overtook her.|
|Puccini, Sergio||22 Dec 1942||0850||Cagliari||22 Dec 1942||1230||Cagliari||10,5||Trials and exercises|
|31||Puccini, Sergio||22 Dec 1942||1610||Cagliari||25 Dec 1942||1100||Cagliari||512,4||Sailed with Giada for defensive patrol through Point A (38°00'N, 08°00'E), Point B (38°00'N, 10°00'E), Point C (38°30'N, 08°30'E) and Point D (37°40'N, 08°30'E) between 37°40'N and 38°00'N and 08°20'E and 08°40'E off Cape Spartivento (Sardinia).|
|24 Dec 1942||0245||At 0245 hours, an Axis aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.|
|24 Dec 1942||2006||37° 26'N, 8° 02'E|
|At 2006 hours, two explosions were heard. These were torpedoes fired by P 219 on the submarine Mocenigo. Alagi did not sight the submarine.|
|24 Dec 1942||2230||At 2230 hours, an Axis aircraft was seen and exchanged recognition signals.|
|25 Dec 1942||0725|
(0) Point C of Cape Spartivento.
|At 0725 hours, the submarine Giada was encountered and exchanged recognition signals.|
|32||Puccini, Sergio||28 Dec 1942||1715||Cagliari||10 Jan 1943||0600||Cagliari||951,8||Sailed for patrol between 37°20'N and 38°00'N, and between 07°40'E and 08°40'E, off Bone and Bougie. At 0030 hours on 4th January 1943, ordered to 37°50'N, 08°40'E [Grid 2984].|
|6 Jan 1943||1810||At 1810 hours, a submarine was sighted at a distance of 6-8,000 metres.|
|7 Jan 1943||1900|
|37° 28'N, 5° 18'E||At 1900 hours, Alagi was illuminated by a searchlight of an enemy bomber which was sighted at only 500 metres. It flew over the submarine at an altitude of 100 metres and dropped two bombs. Luckily, they missed the stern by 30 to 50 metres. Alagi immediately crash-dived after the explosions.|
This was Wellington 'Z' of 179 Squadron. It had detected the submarine at 6 miles and switched the Leigh light when it had closed at half a mile. It dropped four Mark XI Torpex depth-charges from a height of 70 feet and observed one exploding 30 feet from the stern of the submarine. The aircraft circled in the area. When the submarine surfaced at 2000 hours, the aircraft was still there and Alagi had to submerge again.
|Puccini, Sergio||12 Jan 1943||0120||Cagliari||13 Jan 1943||0754||Naples||276,2||Passage Cagliari-Naples .|
|Puccini, Sergio||16 Jan 1943||1710||Naples||18 Jan 1943||0835||La Spezia||337,3||Passage Naples-La Spezia.|
|Puccini, Sergio||20 Jan 1943||0907||La Spezia||20 Jan 1943||1441||Genoa||50||Passage La Spezia-Genoa and refit.|
|La Nasa, Marino||21 Feb 1943||Genoa||31 Mar 1943||Genoa||Refit.|
|Puccini, Sergio||17 Apr 1943||0901||Genoa||17 Apr 1943||1930||Genoa||65||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||19 Apr 1943||1330||Genoa||19 Apr 1943||1830||Genoa||27,5||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||22 Apr 1943||1314||Genoa||22 Apr 1943||2020||La Spezia||50||Passage Genoa-La Spezia.|
|Puccini, Sergio||27 Apr 1943||0817||La Spezia||27 Apr 1943||1925||La Spezia||60,5||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||28 Apr 1943||0915||La Spezia||28 Apr 1943||1215||La Spezia||16,5||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 Apr 1943||1420||La Spezia||30 Apr 1943||0230||La Spezia||66||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||18 May 1943||2012||La Spezia||19 May 1943||0610||Porto Ferraio||82,7||Passage La Spezia-Portoferraio.|
|33||Puccini, Sergio||31 May 1943||0300||Porto Ferraio||13 Jun 1943||1450||La Maddalena||1212||Patrolled between 38°30'N and 38°40'N, and between 07°00'E and 07°40'E. she was ordered to reconnoitre Philippeville.|
|11 Jun 1943||0245||37° 10'N, 7° 05'E||At 0245 hours, two destroyers were sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. Alagi closed to 500 meters but appeared to have been sighted and dived immediately. The submarine was depth-charged and slightly damaged. She escaped by going down to 150 meters, and was recalled after reporting the incident.|
|Puccini, Sergio||14 Jun 1943||2153||La Maddalena||16 Jun 1943||0715||La Spezia||248||Passage La Maddalena-La Spezia.|
|Puccini, Sergio||4 Jul 1943||1430||La Spezia||4 Jul 1943||185||La Spezia||20,3||Trials.|
|34||Puccini, Sergio||7 Jul 1943||0212||La Spezia||20 Jul 1943||0815||Naples||1689,2||Initially sailed for patrol in zone 171 (between 38°40'N and 38°50'N and between 07°50'E and 08°20'E). At 1757 hours on 13th July, she was ordered to zone 82 (off East coast of Sicily) through 39°00'N, 15°00'E and point M3. At 2000 hours, on 14th July, she was ordered to pass through the Strait of Messina and 37°50'N, 15°45'E. At 1340 hours on 16th July, she was ordered to area west of zone 86. Returned submerged through the Strait of Messina at 0750-1405 hours on 18th July.|
|8 Jul 1943||0945||41° 14'N, 8° 13'E||At 0832 hours, Alagi was sighted by U-407 (KL Ernst-Ulrich Brüller) in German Grid CJ 4357 (41°27' N, 08°10' E), but did not mention it in the report.|
At 0945 hours, two aircraft were sighted.
|8 Jul 1943||1545||40° 28'N, 8° 00'E||At 1545 hours, an Italian reconnaissance aircraft was seen.|
|15 Jul 1943||0100-0115||38° 05'N, 15° 39'E||At 0100 hours, three enemy MTBs were sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. They were under fire from coastal batteries. Alagi dived and proceeded to her patrol position.|
These were most likely the British MGB-646, MGB-643 and MGB-641 of the 19th MGB Flotilla.
|15 Jul 1943||1500||37° 33'N, 15° 44'E||At 1500 hours, submarine of the BRONZO class was sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres on the surface, steering 180°. This was most probably Nichelio, who had just surfaced and was proceeding to zone 83 (rectangle between 36°50' N and 37°00' N and between 15°20' E and 15°40' E).|
|16 Jul 1943||0100||37° 06'N, 15° 51'E||At 0100 hours, a submarine was sighted at distance of 4,000 metres. Alagi continued toward her patrol position.|
This was probably Dandolo, who submerged.
|16 Jul 1943||0330||37° 09'N, 15° 50'E||At 0330 hours, three destroyers were sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. Alagi could not get closer and gave up any prospect for an attack.|
|16 Jul 1943||0613|
|37° 02'N, 15° 55'E||At 0600 hours, three destroyers were observed through the periscope. They were believed to be the same as those sighted earlier.|
At 0613 hours, three torpedoes (533mm, G7e type) were fired from the bow tubes (a fourth misfired) at a range of 700-1,200 metres. After 105 seconds a loud explosion was heard giving a running range of 1,500 metres. Alagi went deep to 70-90 metres and, at 0635 hours, heard two escort vessels followed by two patterns of depth charges, but escaped damage.
The target was actually the light cruiser HMS Cleopatra, proceeding in company with the light cruiser HMS Euryalus, escorted by the destroyers HMS Quilliam and HMS Quail. Cleopatra was damaged by one torpedo hit (twenty-three killed), her speed was reduced to 4.5 knots. However, she soon managed to increase speed to 10 knots and was joined by HMS Euryalus who was within sight. At 0938 hour, she was joined by HMS Eggesford, HMS Seaham, HMS Poole, HMS Oriana and a Baltimore aircraft and escorted to Malta.
|Puccini, Sergio||20 Jul 1943||0909||Naples||20 Jul 1943||1055||Pozzuoli||8,1||Passage Naples-Pozzuoli.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 Jul 1943||2355||Pozzuoli||31 Jul 1943||0849||La Maddalena||201,3||Passage Pozzuoli-La Maddalena.|
|Puccini, Sergio||15 Aug 1943||0003||La Maddalena||15 Aug 1943||0735||Ajaccio||67,7||Passage La Maddalena-Ajaccio.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 Aug 1943||1914||Ajaccio||31 Aug 1943||0747||Pozzuoli (Naples)||292||Passage Ajaccio-Pozzuoli.|
|35||Puccini, Sergio||3 Sep 1943||0154||Pozzuoli||5 Sep 1943||1000||Pozzuoli||375,8||Patrolled southwest of Salerno. Uneventful.|
|36||Puccini, Sergio||7 Sep 1943||1445||Pozzuoli||9 Sep 1943||1300||Civitavecchia||Patrolled southwest of Salerno but, due to defects, was ordered to Genoa with stops at Civitavecchia and Leghorn. At 1345 hours on 8th September, she was probably sighted by HMS Shakespeare, who was in a good position to attack, but did not want to disclose her position as she was to act as a beacon for the Salerno landing. At Civitavecchia, she was boarded by two German officers who ordered her to proceed north.|
|7 Sep 1943||2300||39° 58'N, 14° 45'E||At 2300 hours, a submarine was sighted steering to the northwest.|
|37||Puccini, Sergio||9 Sep 1943||1715||Civitavecchia||11 Sep 1943||1545||Bone||Sailed northward with German-controlled vessels, but then escaped to Bone.|
|38||Puccini, Sergio||14 Sep 1943||1350||Bone||16 Sep 1943||1104||Malta||1164,3||Sailed with the submarines Giada, Galatea, Brin, Marea, Platino and Turchese (the latter had to be towed by Marea and then by a small British vessel). Escorted by the destroyer HMS Isis [mileage is from 7th September].|
|Puccini, Sergio||22 Oct 1943||1300||Malta||27 Oct 1943||1215||Haifa||1412||Passage Malta-Haifa with the submarines Bragadino and Galatea, through 34°19'N, 21°41'E.|
|24 Oct 1943||1500||34° 10'N, 23° 10'E||At 1500 hours, three aircraft were sighted flying north and the submarine dived.|
|Puccini, Sergio||9 Nov 1943||0605||Haifa||10 Nov 1943||2045||Alexandria||353||Passage Haifa-Alexandria, escorted by the sloop HMIS Sutlej.|
|Puccini, Sergio||12 Nov 1943||0740||Alexandria||12 Nov 1943||1100||Alexandria||15||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||13 Nov 1943||0720||Alexandria||13 Nov 1943||1720||Alexandria||35||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||16 Nov 1943||0700||Alexandria||16 Nov 1943||1700||Alexandria||40||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||17 Nov 1943||0725||Alexandria||17 Nov 1943||1630||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||19 Nov 1943||0700||Alexandria||19 Nov 1943||1550||Alexandria||27||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||21 Nov 1943||0605||Alexandria||22 Nov 1943||2110||Haifa||296||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Puccini, Sergio||23 Nov 1943||0800||Haifa||23 Nov 1943||1234||Haifa||15||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||20 Dec 1943||0820||Haifa||22 Dec 1943||1030||Alexandria||329||Passage Haifa-Alexandria.|
|Puccini, Sergio||23 Dec 1943||0720||Alexandria||23 Dec 1943||1735||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||24 Dec 1943||0757||Alexandria||24 Dec 1943||1535||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||27 Dec 1943||0730||Alexandria||27 Dec 1943||1545||Alexandria||35||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 Dec 1943||0720||Alexandria||29 Dec 1943||1510||Alexandria||32||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||30 Dec 1943||0718||Alexandria||30 Dec 1943||1455||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||31 Dec 1943||0730||Alexandria||31 Dec 1943||1450||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||8 Jan 1944||1010||Alexandria||9 Jan 1944||2230||Haifa||310||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Puccini, Sergio||8 Feb 1944||0840||Haifa||8 Feb 1944||1020||Haifa||14||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||11 Feb 1944||0840||Haifa||11 Feb 1944||1321||Haifa||17||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||12 Feb 1944||1454||Haifa||12 Feb 1944||1814||Haifa||21||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||13 Feb 1944||1556||Haifa||15 Feb 1944||1548||Alexandria||330||Passage Haifa-Alexandria .|
|Puccini, Sergio||16 Feb 1944||0956||Alexandria||16 Feb 1944||1717||Alexandria||35||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||16 Feb 1944||0956||Alexandria||16 Feb 1944||1717||Alexandria||35||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||17 Feb 1944||0730||Alexandria||17 Feb 1944||1754||Alexandria||39||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||19 Feb 1944||0728||Alexandria||19 Feb 1944||1610||Alexandria||28||Exercises with two British warships.|
|Puccini, Sergio||23 Feb 1944||0730||Alexandria||23 Feb 1944||1940||Alexandria||55||Exercises with two British warships.|
|Puccini, Sergio||24 Feb 1944||0847||Alexandria||24 Feb 1944||1810||Alexandria||37||Exercises with two British warships and a corvette.|
|Puccini, Sergio||25 Feb 1944||0714||Alexandria||25 Feb 1944||1719||Alexandria||39||Exercises with two British warships and two corvettes.|
|Puccini, Sergio||28 Feb 1944||0610||Alexandria||28 Feb 1944||1818||Alexandria||40||Exercises (torpedo launch) with the light cruiser HMS Ajax, then exercises with British destroyers and two corvettes.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 Feb 1944||0735||Alexandria||29 Feb 1944||1748||Alexandria||35||Exercises (torpedo firing) with the light cruiser HMS Caledon, then exercises with two corvettes.|
|Puccini, Sergio||2 Mar 1944||0800||Alexandria||2 Mar 1944||1606||Alexandria||28||Exercises with two British corvettes.|
|Puccini, Sergio||3 Mar 1944||0815||Alexandria||3 Mar 1944||0930||Alexandria||6||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||4 Mar 1944||0820||Alexandria||4 Mar 1944||1745||Alexandria||35||Exercises (torpedo firing) with the cruiser HMS Caledon.|
|Puccini, Sergio||5 Mar 1944||1540||Alexandria||7 Mar 1944||0752||Haifa||310||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Puccini, Sergio||1 Apr 1944||1619||Haifa||3 Apr 1944||1022||Alexandria||310||Passage Haifa-Alexandria.|
|Puccini, Sergio||4 Apr 1944||0645||Alexandria||4 Apr 1944||1830||Alexandria||43||Exercises with British warships.|
|Puccini, Sergio||5 Apr 1944||0712||Alexandria||5 Apr 1944||1735||Alexandria||38||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||6 Apr 1944||0829||Alexandria||6 Apr 1944||1855||Alexandria||24||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||11 Apr 1944||0830||Alexandria||11 Apr 1944||1600||Alexandria||34||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||12 Apr 1944||0847||Alexandria||12 Apr 1944||1800||Alexandria||38||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||15 Apr 1944||0747||Alexandria||15 Apr 1944||1640||Alexandria||32||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||17 Apr 1944||0643||Alexandria||17 Apr 1944||1845||Alexandria||40||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||19 Apr 1944||0751||Alexandria||19 Apr 1944||1740||Alexandria||35||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||20 Apr 1944||0720||Alexandria||20 Apr 1944||1605||Alexandria||27||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||21 Apr 1944||0650||Alexandria||21 Apr 1944||1742||Alexandria||37||Exercises with British warships.|
|Puccini, Sergio||22 Apr 1944||1619||Alexandria||24 Apr 1944||0704||Haifa||310||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Puccini, Sergio||18 May 1944||1952||Haifa||20 May 1944||1701||Alexandria||311||Passage Haifa-Alexandria.|
|Puccini, Sergio||22 May 1944||0751||Alexandria||22 May 1944||1524||Alexandria||28||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||23 May 1944||0700||Alexandria||23 May 1944||1630||Alexandria||32||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||26 May 1944||0730||Alexandria||26 May 1944||1812||Alexandria||36||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||27 May 1944||0630||Alexandria||27 May 1944||1525||Alexandria||31||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 May 1944||0940||Alexandria||29 May 1944||1700||Alexandria||29||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||30 May 1944||0950||Alexandria||30 May 1944||1910||Alexandria||33||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||31 May 1944||1230||Alexandria||31 May 1944||1930||Alexandria||28||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||1 Jun 1944||0635||Alexandria||1 Jun 1944||1739||Alexandria||34,5||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||2 Jun 1944||0735||Alexandria||2 Jun 1944||1359||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||3 Jun 1944||0730||Alexandria||3 Jun 1944||1330||Alexandria||28,5||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||5 Jun 1944||1128||Alexandria||5 Jun 1944||2130||Alexandria||34||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||6 Jun 1944||0700||Alexandria||6 Jun 1944||1510||Alexandria||34||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||7 Jun 1944||0745||Alexandria||7 Jun 1944||1426||Alexandria||28||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||10 Jun 1944||0740||Alexandria||10 Jun 1944||1503||Alexandria||31||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||12 Jun 1944||0750||Alexandria||12 Jun 1944||1615||Alexandria||26||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||13 Jun 1944||0733||Alexandria||13 Jun 1944||1350||Alexandria||36||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||16 Jun 1944||0620||Alexandria||16 Jun 1944||1730||Alexandria||35||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||17 Jun 1944||0620||Alexandria||17 Jun 1944||1705||Alexandria||34||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||18 Jun 1944||1740||Alexandria||20 Jun 1944||0942||Haifa||311||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Puccini, Sergio||6 Aug 1944||1755||Haifa||8 Aug 1944||0955||Alexandria||330,5||Passage Haifa-Alexandria.|
|Puccini, Sergio||11 Aug 1944||0700||Alexandria||11 Aug 1944||1730||Alexandria||32||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||12 Aug 1944||0710||Alexandria||12 Aug 1944||1430||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||14 Aug 1944||0720||Alexandria||14 Aug 1944||1630||Alexandria||30||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||15 Aug 1944||0838||Alexandria||15 Aug 1944||1630||Alexandria||32||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||17 Aug 1944||0634||Alexandria||17 Aug 1944||1633||Alexandria||33||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||21 Aug 1944||0650||Alexandria||21 Aug 1944||1600||Alexandria||33||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||22 Aug 1944||0815||Alexandria||22 Aug 1944||2215||Alexandria||35||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||24 Aug 1944||0755||Alexandria||24 Aug 1944||1515||Alexandria||36||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||26 Aug 1944||0850||Alexandria||26 Aug 1944||1552||Alexandria||36||Exercises.|
|Puccini, Sergio||27 Aug 1944||1742||Alexandria||29 Aug 1944||0815||Haifa||314||Passage Alexandria-Haifa.|
|Puccini, Sergio||26 Oct 1944||0635||Haifa||27 Oct 1944||1130||Alexandria||284||Passage Haifa-Alexandria, towed by the destroyer Velite.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 Oct 1944||1130||Alexandria||2 Nov 1944||1400||Taranto||910||Passage Alexandria-Taranto, towed by the destroyer Velite.|
|2 Nov 1944||0350|
(0) 81.5 - Cape Colonne - 31 miles.
|At 0350 hours, a derelict mine was fired upon with machine-guns but it was not certain if it had been sunk.|
|Puccini, Sergio||13 Nov 1944||1430||Taranto||14 Nov 1944||1510||Brindisi||141||Passage Taranto-Brindisi, towed by the torpedo boat Sagittario in company with the submarine Diaspro, followed by long refit.|
|Puccini, Sergio||14 May 1945||0917||Brindisi||14 May 1945||1702||Brindisi||28,8||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||29 May 1945||0905||Brindisi||29 May 1945||1248||Brindisi||14,5||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||4 Jun 1945||0910||Brindisi||4 Jun 1945||1420||Brindisi||19||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||6 Jun 1945||0928||Brindisi||6 Jun 1945||1915||Brindisi||46,5||Trials.|
|Puccini, Sergio||27 Jun 1945||1505||Brindisi||28 Jun 1945||1130||Taranto||141,9||Passage Brindisi-Taranto. No further movement until the end of the war.|
241 entries. 203 total patrol entries (38 marked as war patrols) and 61 events.