Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||13 Sep 1910||Treviso|
|Died||17 Mar 1942||(31)||Killed in action|
Career informationGUGLIELMOTTI (T.V. First Officer): from 20.03.1940 to November 1940.
GUGLIELMOTTI (T.V. C.O.): from 20.11.1940 to 28.02.1941.
AMMIRAGLIO MILLO (T.V. C.O.): from 30.11.1941 to 13.12.1941.
AMMIRAGLIO MILLO (T.V. C.O.): from 01.01.1942 to 04.02.1942.
GUGLIELMOTTI (T.V.): from 01.09.1941 to 17.03.1942 (refit at Taranto from 19.10.1941 to February 1942. Sunk, Tamburini was killed).
Promoted to C.C. in early February 1942.
Commands listed for Federico Tamburini
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||Ocean going||T.V.||20 Nov 1940||28 Feb 1941|
|Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||Ocean going||T.V.||30 Nov 1941||13 Dec 1941|
|Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||Ocean going||T.V.||1 Jan 1942||4 Feb 1942|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||Ocean going||T.V.||1 Sep 1941||17 Mar 1942|
Ships hit by Federico TamburiniNo ships hit by this Commander.
War patrols listed for Federico Tamburini
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||20 Nov 1940||Massawa||28 Feb 1941||Massawa||Refit at Massawa. change in command.|
|5 Jan 1941||1300-1400|
(0) At Massawa.
|At 1300 hours, the Italian submarines at Massawa came under attack by three Blenheim bombers.|
At 1400 hours, a new attack was made by two Blenheim bombers.
Guglielmotti was slightly damaged by near misses.
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||7 Sep 1941||0715||Bordeaux||7 Sep 1941||2300||La Pallice||164||Passage Bordeaux-La Pallice.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||8 Sep 1941||0725||La Pallice||8 Sep 1941||1605||La Pallice||40||Exercises.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||9 Sep 1941||1005||La Pallice||10 Sep 1941||0140||La Pallice||66||Exercises.|
|1.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||10 Sep 1941||1800||La Pallice||14 Sep 1941||1300||Bordeaux||674||Sailed for training patrol, between 44°00'N and 45°00'N, and between 08°10'W and 10°00'W.|
|2.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||22 Sep 1941||0806||Bordeaux||16 Oct 1941||0930||Messina||2835||Passage Bordeaux-Messina and patrolled off Melilla, between 35°50'N and the coast and 02°30'W and 03°20'W. Passed Gibraltar on 30th September 1941.|
|30 Sep 1941||0440|
(0) 169° - Cape Malabata - 6 miles.
|At 0440 hours, a dark ship was sighted at 2,000 metres and Guglielmotti took avoiding action.|
|1 Oct 1941||0225||35° 59'N, 3° 46'W||At 0225 hours, three or four destroyers were sighted at 12,000 metres. Guglielmotti turned away.|
|12 Oct 1941||0910||35° 45'N, 2° 46'W||At 0910 hours, a submarine which could not be identified was sighted at a distance of 6-7,000 metres. Guglielmotti attempted to close but lost contact. This was probably HMS Porpoise on her way from Gibraltar to Malta.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||18 Oct 1941||1230||Messina||19 Oct 1941||0830||Taranto||258||Passage Messina-Taranto surfaced, at 13 knots. Then refit until February 1942.|
|3.||Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||30 Nov 1941||1310||Taranto||3 Dec 1941||1810||Bardia||Supply mission to Bardia and Benghazi (140.8 tons of petrol in 7398 cans, 29.7 tons of provisions and 1.05 tons of ammunition) (part 1). Ammiraglio Millo made a passage on the surface and maintained an average speed of 15 knots from Santa Maria di Leuca to Bardia. Uneventful.|
|4.||Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||3 Dec 1941||2325||Bardia||6 Dec 1941||0835||Benghazi||Supply mission to Bardia and Benghazi (140.8 tons of petrol in 7398 cans, 29.7 tons of provisions and 1.05 tons of ammunition) (part 2). She also brought twenty-nine British PoWs (one General, three colonels, three majors and twenty-two other ranks) to Benghazi. Uneventful.|
|5.||Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||6 Dec 1941||2000||Benghazi||8 Dec 1941||2200||Bardia||Supply mission to Bardia (provisions). Uneventful. British intelligence had expected a submarine to be unloading in Bardia on the night of 6/7th December, and three Albacore of 826 Squadron were sent to attack it, but Millo arrived only the next evening.|
|6.||Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||9 Dec 1941||0145||Bardia||11 Dec 1941||1700||Navarino||Passage Bardia-Navarino to refuel (carried fourteen PoWs and two wounded Germans). Millo had just entered Navarino, when she witnessed the attack by the submarine HMS Porpoise on the Sebastiano Venier at a distance of 6,000 metres and decided to delay her departure until after dark. She had assumed that the enemy submarine had sighted her, but this was not the case.|
|7.||Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||11 Dec 1941||2300||Navarino||13 Dec 1941||1130||Taranto||2506||Passage Navarino-Taranto [mileage is for round trip, from 30th November] and patrol in Grid 3074/5.|
|12 Dec 1941||0123|
(0) West of Navarino.
|At 0123 hours, the destroyer Freccia and a torpedo-boat were sighted escorting a merchant vessel. Ammiraglio Millo had been informed of their passage and prudently submerged to avoid an incident [Freccia was carrying the survivors of the transport Calitea].|
|Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||17 Jan 1942||0750||Taranto||17 Jan 1942||1257||Taranto||30||Trials escorted by the auxiliary Germanelli.|
|Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||19 Jan 1942||0845||Taranto||19 Jan 1942||1540||Taranto||84||Trials escorted by the pilot vessel Limbara.|
|8.||Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||26 Jan 1942||1345||Taranto||29 Jan 1942||1103||Tripoli||Supply mission to Tripoli (154.3 tons of ammunition for German Army and 0.3 tons of auto parts). Uneventful.|
|9.||Ammiraglio Millo (EM)||30 Jan 1942||1830||Tripoli||1 Feb 1942||1710||Taranto||1251||Return trip from supply mission to Tripoli.|
|30 Jan 1942||2025|
(0) Ca. 15-20 miles North of Tripoli.
|At 2025 hours, an aircraft was seen. As Millo dived, she was missed by three bombs which fell 300 meters away.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||18 Feb 1942||1315||Taranto||18 Feb 1942||1735||Taranto||28||Trials.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||23 Feb 1942||0915||Taranto||23 Feb 1942||1210||Taranto||30||Trials.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||25 Feb 1942||0840||Taranto||25 Feb 1942||1648||Taranto||74||Trials.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||27 Feb 1942||1241||Taranto||27 Feb 1942||1703||Taranto||36||Trials escorted by the auxiliary Germanello.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||6 Mar 1942||1337||Taranto||6 Mar 1942||1836||Taranto||Exercises.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||8 Mar 1942||0925||Taranto||8 Mar 1942||1718||Taranto||Exercises escorted by the auxiliary Germanello.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||10 Mar 1942||1345||Taranto||10 Mar 1942||1818||Taranto||Exercises.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||14 Mar 1942||0914||Taranto||14 Mar 1942||1338||Taranto||200||Exercises.|
|10.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||15 Mar 1942||1730||Taranto||17 Mar 1942||0640||Sunk with all hands||237||Sunk with all hands, 22 miles south of Capo Dell'Armi, Calabria or 37°42'N, 15°58'E by the British submarine HMS Unbeaten, while on passage Taranto-Cagliari (seven officers and fifty-four ratings lost).|
|17 Mar 1942|
(e) 37° 42'N, 15° 58'E
(0) 22 miles south of Cape Dell\'Armi.
|Guglielmotti was proceeding on the surface when she was torpedoed and sunk by HMS Unbeaten (Lt. Cdr. E.A. Woodward, D.S.O., RN).|
At 0634.5B hours, the British submarine had sighted Guglielmotti bearing 125° at 2,200 yards.
At 0640 hours, Unbeaten fired a dispersed salvo of four torpedoes from a distance of 2,000 yards and scored one hit. About twelve survivors were sighted but, tragically, could not be picked by her because of the arrival from an aircraft. The torpedo boat Francesco Stocco arrived on the scene at 1005 hours and dropped seventeen depth-charges, despite frantic signals from an aircraft not to attack because of the survivors in the water (at least three were seen). The torpedo boat picked up the body of a rating from Guglielmotti. There were no survivors. Seven officers and fifty-four ratings were killed.
27 entries. 25 total patrol entries (10 marked as war patrols) and 7 events.