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TA31 torpedo boat (1932 / 1944)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA31 (ex-Dardo)     Odero, Sestri Ponente, Italy 1.1929 6.9.1930 1.1932 // 6.1944 damaged 25.10.1944, never repaired


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1400

Displacement full, t2116
Length, m

95.3 wl 96.2 oa

Breadth, m

9.75

Draught, m

2.89

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

44000

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 310

Endurance, nm(kts)2800(15)
Armament

2 x 2 - 120/50 Ansaldo 1926, 2 x 1 - 37/54 M1939, 3 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 5 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 30 mines

Electronic equipmentFuMO 21 radar
Complement

195



Standard scale images


<i>Dardo</i> 1940
Dardo 1940
<i>TA31</i> 1944
TA31 1944


Project history

Former Italian destroyer, a lead ship of of the same name class. In 1941 she has sunk at Palermo, later raised and put in repair in which course the breadth was increased on 1.2m, director was removed, German-made radar was fitted. 9.9.1943 she was captured by German troops in Genoa and after end of repair 18.6.1944 entered German service as TA31. Because of poor quality of repair torpedo boat suffered from machinery unreliability, real speed did not exceed 30kts.

Modernizations

1944: + 2 x 1 - 37/54 M1939.

Naval service

25.10.1944 TA31 was damaged at Genoa by American aircraft and stricken from fleet list, 24.4.1945 she was scuttled at Genoa.