Italian submarines in World War Two

CB 20
CB 20

ClassCB (42) 
Laid down Caproni-Taliedo, Milan
End service
Loss date
Loss position
History Captured by the German when still under construction. Transferred to the Italian Socialist Republic on completion in late 1943. Captured by Yuguslav partisans at Pola. Served in the Yuguslav navy until 1957. Donated to a museum in 1959


CommanderDate fromDate toCommand notes
S.T.V. Antonio GalanteJan 1945Feb 1945

Ships hit

No ships hit by this submarine.

Patrols and events

 CommanderDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
31 Aug 1944Date?Trieste31 Aug 1944Date?TriesteAt the end of August 1944 in Trieste.

1Galante, Antonio29 Jan 19451800Pola (Val di Figo)1 Feb 19450710PolaSailed with CB 6 for a patrol in the Premuda-Skarda area. Recalled on 31st January on account of Operation KOGGE.
  30 Jan 19451100
(0) 5 miles west of Premuda.
At 1100 hours, a large fishing vessel was seen. CB 20 was then located by HASTIG [ASDIC] and had to dive to 65 meters to escape.
  31 Jan 19450600
(0) North of Premuda.
At 0600 hours, two MTBs were sighted on course 030°. Later, steamers were also sighted on a northerly course.

Galante, Antonio9 Feb 1945Pola9 Feb 1945Trieste300Passage Pola-Trieste with convoy 289, the German minesweeper R-8 and the tug Bravo 3.

23 Mar 1945Trieste?23 Mar 1945Trieste?Under repairs.Taken over by the Yugoslav Navy. Now at the Zagreb Museum.

5 entries. 4 total patrol entries (1 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.

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