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TA44 torpedo boat (1931 / 1944)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA44 (ex-Antonio Pigafetta)     CNQ, Fiume, Italy 12.1928 10.11.1929 5.1931 // 10.1944 sunk 17.2.1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2129

Displacement full, t2975
Length, m

107.0 wl 109.3 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.31

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Belluzzo geared steam turbines, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

50000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

oil 405

Endurance, nm(kts)2130(16)
Armament

3 x 2 - 120/50 Ansaldo 1926, 2 x 1 - 37/54 M1939, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon, 5 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 52 mines

Electronic equipmentFuMO 21 radar, hydrophone
Complement

170



Standard scale images


<i>TA44</i> 1944
TA44 1944


Project history

Former Italian destroyer Antonio Pigafetta of Navigatori class. 11.9.1943 she was captured by German troops at Fiume and 14.10.1944 commissioned as TA44.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

TA44 was lost 17.2.1945 at raid of British aircraft to Trieste.