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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA33 (ex-Corsaro, ex-Squadrista)     OTO, Livorno, Italy 9.1941 12.9.1942 --- sunk incomplete 4.9.1944


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1830

Displacement full, t2460
Length, m

104.0 wl 106.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.56

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Tosi geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

48000

Max speed, kts

38.5

Fuel, t

oil 525

Endurance, nm(kts)1800(20)
Armament

2 x 2 - 120/50 Ansaldo 1937, 1 x 1 - 120/50 Ansaldo 1940, 4 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 80 mines

Electronic equipmentFuMO 21 radar, sonar
Complement

228



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Project history

Ex-Italian destroyer Corsaro (till July, 1943 Squadrista), 2nd series of Soldati class. 9.9.1943 she was captured incomplete by German troops at Leghorn ant towed for completion to Genoa. Conversion of the ship to night fighter direction ship with Freya radar and 3 quadruple 20mm MGs was planned, but then there was begun re-conversion to torpedo boat. Never commissioned: 4.9.1944 TA33 during trials was sunk by American aircraft at Genoa.