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Triton 1978

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bellona F344   Navalmeccanica, Castellammare, Italy 1954 9.1.1955 2.2.1957 stricken 1.1981
Diana F345   Cantiere del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso, Italy 1953 19.12.1954 30.7.1955 stricken 8.1974
Flora F346   Cantiere del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso, Italy 1953 25.6.1955 28.8.1956 stricken 1977
Triton F347   Cantuere Navali di Taranto, Italy 1953 12.9.1954 10.8.1955 stricken 1.1981


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

800

Displacement full, t

900

Length, m

76.3 wl 79.0 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Ansaldo Fiat 409T diesels

Power, h. p.

4400

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(18)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/62 SMP3, 1 x 2 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors type 64, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 4 DCT, 1 DCR

Electronic equipmentNWS-1, CWS-1 radars, QCU-2 sonar
Complement

200



Standard scale images


<i>Triton </i>1975
Triton 1975
<i>Bellona </i>1958
Bellona 1958


Graphics


<i>Triton </i>1978
Triton 1978


Project history

All vessels built as part of MDAP; sisters of the Italian Albatros class. Originally classified as submarine chasers, from 1954 they were referred to as corvettes.

Modernizations

1960-1963, all: - 2 x 1 - 76/62, 1 x 2 - 40/70, NWS-1 radar; + 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 34, 1 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors 315, AWS-1 radar

Naval service

No significant events.