Italian submarines in World War Two

Italian Commanders

Renato Barletta

Born  13 Jun 1908?


  T.V.Tenente di Vascello


Career information

LAFOLÈ (T.V. C.O.): from 18.06.1939 to 13.09.1940.
GIOVANNI DA PROCIDA(T.V. C.O.): from 12.12.1940 to 31.01.1941.
From 09.11.1942, head of MARIMOREA PATRASSO S.C.S.M.

Commands listed for Renato Barletta

Submarine Type Rank From To
Lafolè (LF)Coastal / Sea goingT.V.18 Jun 193913 Sep 1940
Giovanni da Procida (DP)Ocean goingT.V.12 Dec 194031 Jan 1941

Ships hit by Renato Barletta

No ships hit by this Commander.

War patrols listed for Renato Barletta

 SubmarineDateTimePortArr. dateArr. timeArr. portMilesDescription
Lafolè (LF)5 Jun 19401725Augusta8 Jun 19402345Tobruk516,5Passage Augusta-Tobruk.

1.Lafolè (LF)9 Jun 19401745Tobruk20 Jun 19401545Tobruk539Sailed with Diamante and patrolled 30° - Ras Azzaz - 30 miles [or 20 miles?] (on a line with Lafolè, Diamante and Topazio, 20 miles apart) then shifted on the night of 14/15th June to 20' off Tobruk. HMS Parthian was told she would arrive at Tobruk during the night of 19/20th June and ordered to intercept.
  10 Jun 19402050
(0) About 100 miles NE of Tobruk.
At 2050 hours, four loud explosions were heard. These were probably from HMS Decoy attacking the submarine Diamante.

2.Lafolè (LF)3 Jul 19402200Tobruk14 Jul 19400800Tobruk682,8Patrolled between Gavdo and Derna in 33°46'N, 23°10'E (70 miles north of Ras El Tin) on a patrol line with Smeraldo. Heard several distant explosions. T.V. Barletta was criticized by Admiral Falangola for excessive reports of these explosions, which were not directed at the submarine.

Lafolè (LF)23 Jul 19401220Tobruk29 Jul 19401346Taranto644,8Passage Tobruk-Taranto. Entered dock.
  23 Jul 19401800
(0) NW of Tobruk.
At 1800 hours, an aircraft was sighted. Lafolè fired off 120 rounds of 13.2mm machine-gun ammunition and it flew away.

Lafolè (LF)7 Sep 19401410Taranto7 Sep 19401800Taranto?Exercises.

Lafolè (LF)10 Sep 1940Time?Taranto10 Sep 19401130Taranto?Exercises.

Giovanni da Procida (DP)18 Dec 19400857Taranto18 Dec 19401420Taranto27Exercises.

Giovanni da Procida (DP)19 Dec 19401038Taranto19 Dec 19401645Taranto21Exercises.

3.Giovanni da Procida (DP)21 Dec 19400807Taranto31 Dec 19401442Taranto766,5Patrolled Straits of Otranto. Uneventful.

9 entries. 9 total patrol entries (3 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.

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