Italian submarines in World War Two
|Born||9 Nov 1907||Venice|
Career informationGUGLIELMOTTI (C.C. C.O.): from 21.10.1939 to 19.11.1940.
From 05.09.1942, served at MARISTAT.
Commands listed for Carlo Tucci
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||Ocean going||C.C.||21 Oct 1939||19 Nov 1940|
Ships hit by Carlo Tucci
|Date||Submarine||Ship hit||Type||GRT||Nat.||Loss type|
|1.||6 Sep 1940||Guglielmotti||Atlas||Cargo ship||4,008||Sunk|
War patrols listed for Carlo Tucci
|Submarine||Date||Time||Port||Arr. date||Arr. time||Arr. port||Miles||Description|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||10 Jun 1940||Massawa||10 Jun 1940||Massawa||At Massawa.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||18 Jun 1940||0700||Massawa||18 Jun 1940||1212||Massawa||29||Exercises.|
|1.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||21 Jun 1940||1310||Massawa||23 Jun 1940||1100||Massawa||525||Patrolled against enemy traffic and ordered to pick up survivors of submarine Macallé.|
|22 Jun 1940||1110-1220|
(0) Bar-Muss-Chebir Islet
|From 1110 to 1220 hours, Guglielmotti recovered the survivors of the submarine Macallé, which had run aground on Bar-Muss-Chebir Islet. All were found except four. One had drowned and three others had managed to escape in a small boat.|
|2.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||12 Jul 1940||1430||Massawa||15 Jul 1940||0852||Massawa||432,5||Patrolled in Red Sea.|
|3.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||26 Jul 1940||1139||Massawa||29 Jul 1940||1200||Massawa||383,6||Patrolled in Red Sea.|
|4.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||2 Aug 1940||1245||Massawa||5 Aug 1940||1030||Massawa||435,5||Patrolled in Red Sea.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||20 Aug 1940||0710||Massawa||20 Aug 1940||1255||Massawa||24,5||Exercises.|
|5.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||21 Aug 1940||1235||Massawa||25 Aug 1940||1540||Massawa||504,5||Patrolled in Red Sea.|
|6.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||3 Sep 1940||1404||Massawa||7 Sep 1940||0850||Massawa||490,5||Patrolled in Red Sea ca. 16°50'N, 41°50'E.|
|6 Sep 1940|
1540 or 1200Z (UK) (e)
|15° 50'N, 41° 50'E||At 1200Z hours, Guglielmotti fired torpedoes at the Greek freighter Atlas (4,008 GRT, built 1909). |
She was a straggler from convoy BN.4 and was bound from Abadan (Iran) to the Piraeus. Because of her slow speed, she could not maintain station in the convoy. HMS Kingston had sent an armed guard on board and she was told to proceed independently.
Two torpedo tracks were observed, followed by two more and the last hit the vessel, which took a list to starboard. The explosion was rather small, which seems to indicate it was a 450mm torpedo. Her Captain and crew and the British guards took to the lifeboats (twenty-seven survivors, no casualties). Apparently a fifth torpedo (described as smaller than the 21" torpedoes, so was probably of 450mm type) was fired and was observed by the survivors in the lifeboats to be a surface runner. It missed, but the Greek vessel finally sank. The Greek survivors reached Kamaran Island at 0800Z hours on 8th September, the British arrived a few hours later.
The attack is not well documented on the Italian side as the submarine's patrol report has not survived.
|7.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||19 Sep 1940||2130||Massawa||26 Sep 1940||1650||Massawa||617||Patrolled in Red Sea.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||14 Oct 1940||0700||Massawa||14 Oct 1940||0730||Massawa||0,4||Entered dock.|
|Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||18 Oct 1940||1830||Massawa||18 Oct 1940||1855||Massawa||0,4||Exited dock.|
|8.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||19 Oct 1940||1410||Massawa||24 Oct 1940||0857||Massawa||559,6||Patrolled in Red Sea.|
|9.||Guglielmotti (GI, I.30 or I.33)||1 Nov 1940||1432||Massawa||6 Nov 1940||0924||Massawa||445||Patrolled in Red Sea.|
14 entries. 14 total patrol entries (9 marked as war patrols) and 2 events.