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ALBANIAN NAVY (ALBANIA)

COASTAL FORCES

TIRANA patrol motor boats (1926)

Names

Tirana; Saranda; Durrës; Shëngjun

Builders

SVAN, Venice, Italy: Tirana, Saranda, Durrës, Shëngjun

Commissioned

1926: Tirana, Saranda, Durrës, Shëngjun

1945: 2 boats (2nd time)

Losses

Tirana (1939), Saranda (1939), Durrës (1939), Shëngjun (1939)

Transfers

None

Discarding

1970s: 2 boats

 

Displacement standard, t

46

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

24.4

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

 

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

450

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 2 x 1 - 6.5/100

Complement

 

Ship project history: Patrol motor launches.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1939 all were captured by Italians, in 1943 presumably by Germans. In 1944-1945 all four were returned to Albania, two of them served under Albanian flag till 1970s.

Saranda 1936

Ivan Gogin, 2011-16