Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||19 Oct 1908||Genoa|
Career informationFILIPPO CORRIDONI (T.V. First Officer): from 22.04.1940 to ?
TITO SPERI (T.V. C.O.): from 04.01.1941 to 09.04.1941.
FRATELLI BANDIERA (T.V. C.O.): from 10.04.1941 to 07.12.1941.
ASTERIA (T.V. C.O.): from 07.12.1941 to 28.06.1942.
ARADAM (T.V. C.O.): from 21.10.1942 to 23.07.1943? (accidental sinking, Forni was not aboard but was reprimanded).
Commands listed for Carlo Forni
|Tito Speri (TS)||Ocean going||T.V.||4 Jan 1941||9 Apr 1941|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||Ocean going||T.V.||10 Apr 1941||7 Dec 1941|
|Asteria (AE)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||7 Dec 1941||28 Jun 1942|
|Aradam (AR)||Coastal / Sea going||T.V.||21 Oct 1942||23 Jul 1943|
Ships hit by Carlo ForniNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Carlo Forni
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Tito Speri (TS)||4 Jan 1941||1120||Taranto||4 Jan 1941||1544||Taranto||35||Trials after refit.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||5 Jan 1941||0740||Taranto||5 Jan 1941||1400||Taranto||25||Exercises.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||7 Jan 1941||0730||Taranto||7 Jan 1941||1315||Taranto||36||Exercises escorted by the minesweeper R.D.24.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||8 Jan 1941||0800||Taranto||8 Jan 1941||1530||Taranto||40||Exercises.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||10 Jan 1941||0830||Taranto||10 Jan 1941||1530||Taranto||59||Exercises with the submarines Millelire and Ondina.|
|1.||Tito Speri (TS)||11 Jan 1941||0730||Taranto||22 Jan 1941||1400||Taranto||983||Patrolled south of Strait of Otranto, on 39°00'N parallel, between 19°00'E and 19°40'E. On the evening of 20th January, patrol was shifted 20 miles to the south.|
|17 Jan 1941||0845|
(0) South of the Strait of Otranto.
|Three destroyers appear to have hunted the submarine, but did not carry out any attack. The submarine went down to 65 metres and escaped.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||6 Feb 1941||0845||Taranto||6 Feb 1941||1650||Taranto||52||Exercises.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||8 Feb 1941||0845||Taranto||8 Feb 1941||1135||Taranto||25||Exercises, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.13.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||9 Feb 1941||1409||Taranto||9 Feb 1941||1645||Taranto||23,5||Exercises.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||10 Feb 1941||1400||Taranto||10 Feb 1941||1615||Taranto||6||Exercises.|
|2.||Tito Speri (TS)||11 Feb 1941||0915||Taranto||23 Feb 1941||1500||Taranto||1061,5||Patrolled south of Otranto Straits, 10 miles from 38°40'N, 19°40'E on the parallel. Uneventful.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||11 Mar 1941||0840||Taranto||11 Mar 1941||1645||Taranto||52||Trials with the submarine H.2, escorted by the minesweeper R.D.13.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||13 Mar 1941||0830||Taranto||13 Mar 1941||1235||Taranto||40||Exercises.|
|3.||Tito Speri (TS)||16 Mar 1941||2100||Taranto||17 Mar 1941||0950||Taranto||96||Hydrophone watch off Taranto.|
|Tito Speri (TS)||20 Mar 1941||1115||Taranto||22 Mar 1941||1000||Pola||516,5||Passage Taranto-Pola.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||16 Apr 1941||1150||Naples||16 Apr 1941||1815||Naples||54||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||19 Apr 1941||1047||Naples||19 Apr 1941||1940||Naples||33,5||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||22 Apr 1941||1035||Naples||22 Apr 1941||1800||Naples||25||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||24 Apr 1941||0715||Naples||24 Apr 1941||1830||Naples||57,5||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||26 Apr 1941||0840||Naples||26 Apr 1941||1635||Naples||26||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||29 Apr 1941||0830||Naples||29 Apr 1941||1515||Naples||34||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||1 May 1941||0830||Naples||1 May 1941||1600||Naples||34||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||6 May 1941||0900||Naples||6 May 1941||1600||Naples||45,5||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||7 May 1941||0800||Naples||7 May 1941||1440||Naples||26||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||10 May 1941||1030||Naples||10 May 1941||1645||Naples||39||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||12 May 1941||0800||Naples||12 May 1941||1210||Naples||34||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||14 May 1941||0800||Naples||14 May 1941||1200||Naples||24||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||14 May 1941||1415||Naples||14 May 1941||1900||Naples||30,5||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||16 May 1941||0800||Naples||16 May 1941||1510||Naples||55||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||18 May 1941||1925||Naples||18 May 1941||2400||Naples||26||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||19 May 1941||1930||Naples||20 May 1941||0035||Naples||28||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||20 May 1941||1415||Naples||21 May 1941||0800||Trapani||184||Passage Naples-Trapani.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||20 May 1941||1830||Naples||21 May 1941||1330||Trapani||202||Passage Naples-Trapani.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||28 May 1941||0845||Trapani||28 May 1941||1245||Trapani||20||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||3 Jun 1941||0715||Trapani||3 Jun 1941||0930||Trapani||14||Exercises.|
|4.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||5 Jun 1941||2340||Trapani||12 Jun 1941||0640||Trapani||1185||Patrolled near Cape Spartivento (Sardinia) in 38°20'N, 10°00'E. Uneventful.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||19 Jun 1941||1415||Trapani||20 Jun 1941||0800||Messina||184||Passage Trapani-Messina.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||30 Jun 1941||1415||Messina||1 Jul 1941||0820||Trapani||186||Passage Messina-Trapani.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||4 Jul 1941||0730||Trapani||4 Jul 1941||1240||Trapani||19||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||12 Jul 1941||0730||Trapani||12 Jul 1941||1230||Trapani||18||Exercises.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||19 Jul 1941||0730||Trapani||19 Jul 1941||1300||Trapani||23||Exercises.|
|5.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||22 Jul 1941||1840||Trapani||27 Jul 1941||1040||Trapani||509||Patrolled southeast of Pantelleria in 36°40'N, 12°40'E, on a barrage line with Manara.|
|23 Jul 1941||1920|
(0) SE of Pantelleria.
|A convoy of six ships steering 250° at 14 knots was sighted at a distance of 16,000 metres. The submarine could not close the range to attack.|
|23 Jul 1941||2123|
(0) SE of Pantelleria.
|As she was surfacing, the submarine sighted a large vessel at a distance of 7,000 metres but lost contact at 2150 hours.|
|24 Jul 1941||0705|
(0) SE of Pantelleria.
|A motorship proceeding at 14 knots was sighted at a range of 13,000 metres. As the submarine closed to attack, a destroyer was sighted at 0745 hours at a range of 3,000 metres and the submarine turned toward her to attack, The destroyer made an alteration of course and the submarine was forced to abandon the attempt and concentrate on the motorship, but could not close the range and the attack was abandoned.|
|6.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||31 Jul 1941||1550||Trapani||5 Aug 1941||0800||Trapani||584||Patrolled east of Pantelleria in 36°40'N, 12°50'E, on a barrage line with Manara.|
|3 Aug 1941||0350|
(0) East of Pantelleria.
|Fratelli Bandiera was informed of a damaged cruiser and altered course to intercept, but nothing was sighted.|
|7.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||22 Aug 1941||2010||Trapani||5 Sep 1941||1525||Trapani||1199||Patrolled off Ras Mustafa, between 36°53'N and 36°57'N, and between 11°12'E and the Tunisian coast.|
|27 Aug 1941||0315||36° 50'N, 11° 07'E||At 0258 hours, a dark shadow was sighted at a range of 2.5 miles and at 0315 hours two torpedoes were fired at the target from a distance of 1,200 metres. They missed. The target was the transport Deucalion (9,919 GRT, built 1940) on passage from Malta to Gibraltar, but the attack was not observed.|
|27 Aug 1941||0318-0355|
0150 GMT or 0439B (e)
|36° 50'N, 11° 07'E|
(e) 36° 58'N, 11° 06'E
(0) 325°° - Cape Bon - 6.8 miles.
|Fratelli Bandiera gave chase and opened fire from 3,000 metres. Deucalion replied with her gun and her shells exploded a few metres from the submarine, temporarily blinding the gun crew. Deucalion was hit once on the paravane gear on the port side; she initially thought to have been shelled by shore batteries or to have detonated a mine. The escort destroyer HMS Farndale, who had sailed a few hours after Deucalion and was joining her, sighted an object but did not realise that it was a submarine.|
|1 Sep 1941||1059|
(0) 5 miles from Ras Mustafa.
|The submarine stopped the transport Strasbourgeois (2,895 GRT, built 1929) with a warning shot. The French ship was on a trip from Casablanca to Sfax with a cargo of barley, but Forni had not been informed of her passage. She was released upon examination.|
|3 Sep 1941||0946|
(0) Near Ras Mustafa.
|Fratelli Bandiera sighted the French freighter Nantaise (1,798 GRT, built 1920) on a trip from Port de Bouc to Sousse and ordered her to stop. She had not been informed of her passage and released her after examination.|
|8.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||25 Sep 1941||1826||Trapani||1 Oct 1941||2315||Trapani||955||Patrolled off Algerian coast to intercept a force from Gibraltar in area between 37°50'N and 38°10'N, and between 07°20'E and 07°40'E on a barrage line with Squalo. At 2050 hours on 28th September, she was ordered to 37°20'N, 07°30'E.|
|27 Sep 1941||2340|
(0) Western Med (near Algerian coast?).
|A submarine, believed to be Italian, was sighted at 1,000 metres. Forni did not take a chance and Fratelli Bandiera turned away.|
|28 Sep 1941||2050|
(0) Western Med (near Algerian coast?).
|The submarine was ordered to intercept an enemy ship believed to have been damaged by air attack (actually Deucalion, but she was unscathed), in 37°20' N, 07°30' E. She arrived in the position at midnight but sighted nothing.|
|29 Sep 1941||0050||37° 20'N, 7° 30'E||A submarine similar to Squalo was sighted and Forni elected to turn away.|
|29 Sep 1941||0752|
|37° 20'N, 7° 30'E|
(e) 37° 26'N, 7° 14'E
|At 0752 hours, a pair of destroyers were observed at 10,000 metres and one of these depth charged the submarine from 0816 to 1130 hours. This was HMS Gurkha who dropped fourteen depth charges set at depth from 150 to 300 feet. The submarine made good her escape.|
|30 Sep 1941||0105||37° 20'N, 7° 30'E|
|An unknown submarine was sighted and Fratelli Bandiera turned away. This was most probably Squalo.|
|9.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||3 Oct 1941||1827||Trapani||4 Oct 1941||2040||Trapani||140||Sailed for defensive patrol on a point 6 miles SSW of Punta Bassana (Marettimo)[approx. 37°51 N, 12°08'E].|
|4 Oct 1941||0345|
(0) 8 miles south of Marettimo.
|An enemy submarine was sighted at a distance of 2,500 metres steering 160°, 12 knots. This was HMS Urge returning to Malta. Bandiera turned to port to attack but the enemy submarine dived very quickly (40 seconds) as the range had closed to 1,000-1,200 metres and contact was lost.|
|4 Oct 1941||1817|
(0) 275° - Punta Sottile - 5.5 miles.
|A derelict mine of the anti-sweeping buoy type was sunk by machine gun and musket fire.|
|4 Oct 1941||1820|
(0) 275° - Punta Sottile - 5.5 miles.
|An Italian submarine, believed to be Ambra or Ametista, was sighted [this was Ametista].|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||7 Oct 1941||Trapani||7 Oct 1941||0840+||Trapani||At Trapani, the submarine Squalo discharged her gun accidentally. Bandiera had one rating wounded, Narvalo had one killed and two wounded and Squalo had one wounded.|
|7 Oct 1941||0840+|
(0) At Trapani.
|Squalo accidentally fired her deck gun. One rating was wounded on Bandiera. One rating was killed and two wounded on Narvalo and one rating was wounded on Squalo.|
|10.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||10 Oct 1941||1815||Trapani||20 Oct 1941||2230||Trapani||1136||Patrolled east of La Galite, between 37°20'N and 37°40'N, and between 10°00'E and 10°20'E. Uneventful.|
|11.||Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||11 Nov 1941||2125||Trapani||19 Nov 1941||1950||Trapani||1097||Patrolled in zone K.2, between 36°53'N and 36°57'N, and between 11°12'E and the Tunisian coast. On 17th November, she was ordered to an area west of Malta, between 35°00'N and 35°40'N, 13°10'E and 13°40'E. Uneventful.|
|Fratelli Bandiera (BA)||26 Nov 1941||1415||Trapani||27 Nov 1941||1200||Naples||186||Passage Trapani-Naples.|
|Asteria (AE)||11 Dec 1941||1007||Pola||11 Dec 1941||1625||Monfalcone||75,6||Passage Pola-Monfalcone.|
|Asteria (AE)||17 Dec 1941||0956||Monfalcone||17 Dec 1941||1425||Monfalcone||5||Trials.|
|Asteria (AE)||13 Jan 1942||1010||Monfalcone||13 Jan 1942||1620||Monfalcone||12||Trials.|
|Asteria (AE)||16 Jan 1942||1010||Monfalcone||16 Jan 1942||1620||Pola||73||Passage Monfalcone-Pola.|
|Asteria (AE)||19 Jan 1942||0845||Pola||19 Jan 1942||1850||Pola||14||Gyrocompas tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||21 Jan 1942||0830||Pola||21 Jan 1942||1844||Pola||76||Gyrocompas tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||23 Jan 1942||0850||Pola||23 Jan 1942||1720||Pola||69||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||24 Jan 1942||1030||Pola||24 Jan 1942||1800||Pola||57||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||4 Feb 1942||0905||Pola||4 Feb 1942||1833||Pola||15||Gyrocompas tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||7 Feb 1942||0945||Pola||7 Feb 1942||1655||Pola||37||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliary San Giorgio.|
|Asteria (AE)||16 Feb 1942||0930||Pola||16 Feb 1942||1825||Pola||16||Gyrocompas tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||17 Feb 1942||1330||Pola||17 Feb 1942||1840||Pola||33||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||19 Feb 1942||0825||Pola||19 Feb 1942||1545||Pola||44||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||20 Feb 1942||0840||Pola||20 Feb 1942||1625||Pola||16||Gyrocompass tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||22 Feb 1942||1245||Pola||22 Feb 1942||1856||Pola||34||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||27 Feb 1942||1247||Pola||27 Feb 1942||1910||Pola||34||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||1 Mar 1942||0835||Pola||1 Mar 1942||1730||Pola||34||Exercises, escorted by San Giorgio.|
|Asteria (AE)||3 Mar 1942||0825||Pola||3 Mar 1942||1415||Pola||41||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||16 Mar 1942||0850||Pola||16 Mar 1942||1345||Fiume||66||Passage Pola-Fiume.|
|Asteria (AE)||17 Mar 1942||1340||Fiume||17 Mar 1942||2050||Fiume||36||Trials.|
|Asteria (AE)||18 Mar 1942||0945||Fiume||18 Mar 1942||1410||Fiume||20||Exercises with the submarines Jalea and Manara, escorted by the auxiliaries Jadera and Abbazia.|
|Asteria (AE)||1 Apr 1942||0845||Fiume||1 Apr 1942||1240||Fiume||19||Exercises with the submarines Jalea and Manara, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace, the auxiliary Jadera and two motorboats.|
|Asteria (AE)||2 Apr 1942||2010||Fiume||3 Apr 1942||0115||Fiume||26||Exercises, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace, the auxiliary San Giorgio and the motorboat 6 F.|
|Asteria (AE)||3 Apr 1942||2015||Fiume||3 Apr 1942||2235||Fiume||16||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||4 Apr 1942||1200||Fiume||4 Apr 1942||1538||Fiume||10||Exercises with the submarines Pisani and Manara, escorted by the torpedo boat Audace and the auxiliary Jadera.|
|Asteria (AE)||6 Apr 1942||1615||Fiume||6 Apr 1942||1950||Fiume||13||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||8 Apr 1942||1515||Fiume||8 Apr 1942||1745||Fiume||16||Exercises, escorted by the auxiliaries Abbazia and Trau.|
|Asteria (AE)||8 Apr 1942||2005||Fiume||9 Apr 1942||0114||Fiume||26||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||9 Apr 1942||1635||Fiume||10 Apr 1942||0200||Fiume||47||Exercises.|
|Asteria (AE)||10 Apr 1942||1405||Fiume||10 Apr 1942||1710||Fiume||16||Exercises with the submarines Pisani and Manara, escorted by the torpedo boat Insidioso and the auxiliary Trau.|
|Asteria (AE)||11 Apr 1942||1307||Fiume||11 Apr 1942||1520||Fiume||14||Exercises with the submarines Diaspro, Jalea and Manara, escorted by Insidioso and the auxiliary Jadera.|
|Asteria (AE)||15 Apr 1942||1230||Fiume||15 Apr 1942||1550||Fiume||24||Trials.|
|Asteria (AE)||16 Apr 1942||0100||Fiume||18 Apr 1942||1145||Augusta||717||Passage Fiume-Augusta. Escorted by the auxiliary Pola until 0600 hours on the 16th.|
|16 Apr 1942||1900||42° 37'N, 15° 51'E||At 1900 hours, a derelict mine was sunk by machine-gun fire.|
|17 Apr 1942||1240||39° 44'N, 18° 53'E||At 1240 hours, a periscope was sighted at a distance of 500 metres. Asteria turned away at full speed.|
|17 Apr 1942||1320||At 1320 hours, the corpse of an airman was sighted. The submarine does not appear to have recovered it.|
|17 Apr 1942||1705||At 1705 hours, a derelict mine was sighted but no attempt was made to dispose of it as the seas were too rough to fire the machine-guns with any precision.|
|Asteria (AE)||21 Apr 1942||0825||Augusta||21 Apr 1942||2035||Augusta||3||Gyrocompass tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||22 Apr 1942||1420||Augusta||22 Apr 1942||1810||Augusta||7||Trials.|
|Asteria (AE)||26 Apr 1942||0820||Augusta||26 Apr 1942||1540||Augusta||5||Gyrocompass tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||30 Apr 1942||1500||Augusta||30 Apr 1942||1820||Augusta||19||Trials.|
|12.||Asteria (AE)||11 May 1942||2045||Augusta||27 May 1942||0600||Augusta||1719||Patrolled off Cyrenaica between 33°40'N and 34°00'N and between 22°20'E and 22°30'E.|
|15 May 1942||1955||33° 50'N, 22° 22'E||At 1055 hours, a destroyer steering 270° was sighted. It turned toward the submarine, forcing a crash dive.|
|15 May 1942||1955||At 1955 hours, as the submarine surfaced, a destroyer was sighted at a distance of 5,000 metres. It had not been detected by the hydrophones. It must have detected the submarine and Asteria had to crash-dive.|
From 2013 and 2053 hours, eight patterns of depth charges were heard at a regular interval of about 4 minutes.
|26 May 1942||1925||36° 18'N, 17° 23'E||At 1925 hours, a derelict mine was sunk by machine-gun fire.|
|Asteria (AE)||7 Jun 1942||1540||Augusta||7 Jun 1942||1750||Augusta||3||Gyrocompass tests.|
|Asteria (AE)||9 Jun 1942||0510||Augusta||9 Jun 1942||1200||Messina||85||Passage Augusta-Messina.|
|Asteria (AE)||20 Jun 1942||1100||Messina||20 Jun 1942||1810||Messina||62||Trials.|
|Asteria (AE)||26 Jun 1942||1310||Messina||26 Jun 1942||1900||Messina||31||Trials.|
|Asteria (AE)||28 Jun 1942||1340||Messina||28 Jun 1942||1745||Messina||36||Trials.|
|Aradam (AR)||23 Oct 1942||0745||Trapani||23 Oct 1942||1236||Trapani||30||Exercises.|
|13.||Aradam (AR)||7 Nov 1942||0115||Trapani||18 Nov 1942||1440||Cagliari||1159,5||Patrolled off Bone in 37°00'N, 08°00'E.|
|14 Nov 1942||1132||36° 59'N, 7° 49'E||At 1132 hours, two MTBs similar to the Italian MAS 60-ton type were sighted and Aradam turned away.|
|16 Nov 1942||0230||36° 59'N, 7° 49'E||At 0230 hours, two steamers were sighted on an easterly course, 11 knots. Aradam trailed them, hoping to gain a favourable attack position, but lost them at 0344 hours in a sudden rain squall.|
|16 Nov 1942||0447||36° 52'N, 7° 52'E||At 0344 hours, under heavy rain, which had rendered the binoculars useless, a steamer was sighted at a distance of 3,000 metres, steering 210°.|
At 0447 hours, the vessel altered course to starboard, offering a good attack angle. Two torpedoes (533mm, G7e type) were fired from bow tubes at a distance of 500 metres. They missed as the vessel had turned to port.
At 0506 hours, another pair of torpedoes (533mm, G7e type) were fired from bow tubes at a distance of 600 metres. They also missed. One torpedo exploded on the coast.
From 0514 to 0544 hours, Aradam opened fire on the vessel, claiming a direct hit on the bridge with the third round. However, a defective round exploded shortly after exiting the barrel, temporarily blinding the gun crew and the personnel on the bridge and the action could not be renewed.
The target has not yet been identified.
|Aradam (AR)||19 Nov 1942||1525||Cagliari||20 Nov 1942||2155||Naples||272||Passage Cagliari-Naples.|
|20 Nov 1942|
(0) 22° - Imperatore Lt° - 9 miles (near Ischia).
|At 1930B hours, the submarine HMS P 228 (Lieutenant I.L. Mackay McGeogh, RN) was lurking near Ischia, when hydrophone effect was detected by the ASDIC operator. Shortly after, a submarine of ALAGI or perhaps GIOVANNI DA PROCIDA Class was observed , steering 047°, 13 knots.|
At 2010B hours, six torpedoes were fired at 4-second firing intervals, from a distance of about 2,000 yards. They all missed. Twelve minutes later, two explosions were heard, probably torpedoes exploding at the end of their run.
This was almost certainly Aradam, who reached Naples at 2155 hours, but did not notice the attack.
|Aradam (AR)||1 Dec 1942||0820||Naples||1 Dec 1942||1247||Naples||21,5||Trials.|
|Aradam (AR)||11 Dec 1942||0801||Naples||11 Dec 1942||1255||Naples||25,5||Exercises.|
|Aradam (AR)||12 Dec 1942||1550||Naples||12 Dec 1942||1810||Castellammare di Stabia||12,5||Passage Naples-Castellammare di Stabia.|
|Aradam (AR)||19 Dec 1942||1407||Castellammare di Stabia||19 Dec 1942||1606||Naples||Passage Castellammare di Stabia-Naples.|
|Aradam (AR)||19 Dec 1942||1840||Naples||20 Dec 1942||2145||Augusta||282||Passage Naples-Augusta.|
|14.||Aradam (AR)||22 Dec 1942||2355||Augusta||11 Jan 1943||1045||Augusta||1784||Patrolled off Cyrenaica, between 34°00'N and the Libyan coast, and between 21°30'E and 22°00'E.|
|31 Dec 1942||2305||33° 02'N, 21° 51'E|
(0) Italian Grid 7672/4.
|At 2305 hours, two small patrol vessels were sighted steering 290°. Aradam tried to close in the hope of discovering larger vessels but lost contact.|
|2 Jan 1943||0320||33° 17'N, 21° 37'E||At 0320 hours, three small patrol vessels were sighted at a distance of 2,000 metres. Aradam dived at 0325 hours, but gradually lost hydrophone contact.|
|2 Jan 1943||0555||33° 17'N, 21° 41'E||At 0555 hours, two escort vessels similar to Italian corvettes were sighted. Aradam dived at 0600 hours but lost contact.|
|Aradam (AR)||11 Jan 1943||2333||Augusta||12 Jan 1943||0930||Messina||69||Passage Augusta-Messina.|
|Aradam (AR)||30 Jan 1943||0815||Messina||30 Jan 1943||1247||Messina||19||Exercises.|
|Aradam (AR)||1 Feb 1943||1500||Messina||1 Feb 1943||2148||Augusta||69||Passage Messina-Augusta with the submarine Topazio.|
|Aradam (AR)||6 Feb 1943||0813||Augusta||6 Feb 1943||1155||Augusta||19||Exercises.|
|Aradam (AR)||10 Feb 1943||0815||Augusta||10 Feb 1943||1235||Augusta||19||Exercises.|
|Aradam (AR)||15 Feb 1943||1200||Augusta||15 Feb 1943||1750||Augusta||26||Exercises.|
|15.||Aradam (AR)||18 Feb 1943||1800||Augusta||5 Mar 1943||0740||Augusta||1620||Patrolled in Gulf of Sirte, off Misurata, between 32°06'N and 32°20'N, and between 15°50'E and 16°40'E.|
|23 Feb 1943||0145||32° 06'N, 16° 22'E||At 0145 hours, a steamer escorted by a small destroyer or corvette with two patrol vessels were sighted at a distance of 4-6,000 metres steering 280° course. Aradam could not gain an attacking position.|
|26 Feb 1943||2040||32° 17'N, 16° 07'E||At 2040 hours, a vessel which could not be identified, escorted by a destroyer, were sighted at a distance of 3,000 metres. Aradam could not catch up to gain a favourable position.|
|Aradam (AR)||17 Mar 1943||1507||Augusta||18 Mar 1943||2031||Naples||274,8||Passage Augusta-Naples.|
|Aradam (AR)||28 Mar 1943||0800||Naples||28 Mar 1943||1225||Naples||15,5||Exercises.|
|Aradam (AR)||30 Mar 1943||0801||Naples||30 Mar 1943||1007||Naples||9||Exercises.|
|Aradam (AR)||3 Apr 1943||0801||Naples||3 Apr 1943||1007||Pozzuoli||20||Passage Naples-Pozzuoli.|
|Aradam (AR)||5 Apr 1943||0045||Pozzuoli||6 Apr 1943||0725||La Maddalena||226,7||Passage Naples-La Maddalena with the submarine Sirena.|
|Aradam (AR)||11 Apr 1943||0910||La Maddalena||11 Apr 1943||1205||Bonifacio||34||Passage La Maddalena-Bonifacio.|
|Aradam (AR)||15 Apr 1943||0815||Bonifacio||15 Apr 1943||0955||Bonifacio||5||Exercises.|
|16.||Aradam (AR)||2 May 1943||1947||Bonifacio||16 May 1943||1327||La Maddalena||1407,5||Sailed with the submarine Diaspro and patrolled in western Mediterranean between 38°40'N and 39°20'N, and between 05°40'E and 06°20'E. Uneventful, except for some defects.|
|Aradam (AR)||17 May 1943||1455||La Maddalena||17 May 1943||1745||Bonifacio||20||Passage La Maddalena-Bonifacio.|
|Aradam (AR)||17 May 1943||2055||Bonifacio||19 May 1943||0610||La Spezia||173,5||Passage Bonifacio-La Spezia, escorted in by MAS 525.|
|Aradam (AR)||20 May 1943||0810||La Spezia||20 May 1943||1355||Genoa||36,2||Passage La Spezia-Genoa for refit, escorted by MAS 525.|
|Aradam (AR)||23 Jul 1943||1130+||Genoa||23 Jul 1943||1200?||Sunk||While testing her forward tubes in Genoa harbour, Aradam accidentally sank in about 30 minutes. There were no casualties.|
|23 Jul 1943||1200?|
(0) Genoa harbour.
|At about noon, Aradam was testing her forward torpedo tubes when, due to an error in drill water flooded the submarine through tube no. 1, causing her to sink. Although T.V. Forli was not directly involved, he received a severe reprimand from an investigating commission presided by Admiral Legnani himself.|
142 entries. 121 total patrol entries (16 marked as war patrols) and 35 events.