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APE submarine chasers (1942-1943/1943, 1943-1944)

UJ201 1944

UJ2222 1944

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
UJ201 (ex-Egeria)   CRDA, Monfalcone 2/1943 3/7/1943 1/1944 sunk 29/2/1944
UJ202 (ex-Melpomene)   CRDA, Monfalcone 3/1943 29/8/1943 4/1944 sunk 1/11/1944
UJ203 (ex-Tersicore)   CRDA, Monfalcone 4/1943 16/10/1943 --- sunk incomplete 19/7/1944
UJ204 (ex-Euridice)   CRDA, Monfalcone 7/1943 12/3/1944 --- sunk incomplete 25/5/1944
UJ205 (ex-Colubrina)   Breda, Porto Marghera 3/1942 7/12/1942 1/1944 sunk 27/3/1944
UJ206 (ex-Bombarda) 105 Breda, Porto Marghera 8/1942 10/2/1944 10/1944 scuttled 25/4/1945, salvaged, to Italy (comm. 1951 as Bombarda)
UJ207 (ex-Carabina) 106 Breda, Porto Marghera 9/1942 31/8/1943 --- sunk incomplete 2/1944
UJ208 (ex-Springarda)   Breda, Porto Marghera 3/1942 22/5/1943 5/1944 sunk 1/11/1944
UJ209 (ex-Scure) 110 Breda, Porto Marghera 1942 --- --- destroyed on the stocks 24/4/1945
UJ210 (ex-Ciava) 111 Breda, Porto Marghera 10/1942 --- --- BU on the stocks
UJ211 (ex-Zagaglia) 112 Breda, Porto Marghera   --- --- BU on the stocks
UJ2221 (ex-Vespa)   Navalmeccanica, Castellamare di Stabbia, Italy 5/1942 22/11/1942 9/1943 // 9/1943 scuttled 24/4/1945
UJ2222 (ex-Tuffeto)   Ansaldo, Genoa 3/1943 25/8/1943 2/1944 scuttled 24/4/1945
UJ2223 (ex-Marangone)   Ansaldo, Genoa 3/1943 16/9/1943 2/1944 sunk 24/5/1944
UJ2224 (ex-Strolaga)   Ansaldo, Genoa 3/1943 19/9/1943 4/1944 sunk 8/9/1944
UJ2225 (ex-Ardea)   Ansaldo, Genoa 3/1943 9/9/1943 --- scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945
UJ2226 (ex-Artemide)   CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy 3/1942 10/8/1942 10/1942 // 7/1944 scuttled 24/4/1945
UJ2227 (ex-Persefone)   CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy 3/1942 21/9/1942 11/1942 // 10/1944 scuttled 25/4/1945
UJ2228 (ex-Euterpe)   CRDA, Monfalcone, Italy 4/1942 22/10/1942 1/1943 // --- repair incomplete, scuttled 24/4/1945
UJ6081 (ex-Camoscio)   OTO, Livorno, Italy 1/1942 9/5/1942 4/1943 // 9/1943 sunk 17/8/1944
UJ6082 (ex-Antilope)   OTO, Livorno, Italy 1/1942 9/5/1942 11/1942 // 9/1943 sunk 15/8/1944
UJ6083 (ex-Capriolo)   OTO, Livorno 6/1942 5/12/1942 9/1943 sunk 5/91944
UJ6084 (ex-Alce)   OTO, Livorno 5/1942 5/12/1942 --- scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945
UJ6085 (ex-Renna)   OTO, Livorno 5/1942 5/12/1942 9/1944 sunk 4/9/1944
UJ6086 (ex-Cervo)   OTO, Livorno 2/1943 1944 --- scuttled incomplete 24/4/1945
UJ6087 (ex-Daino)   OTO, Livorno 3/1943 --- --- destroyed on the stocks 1944
UJ6088 (ex-Stambecco)   OTO, Livorno 4/1943 --- --- destroyed on the stocks 1944

 

Displacement standard, t

660

Displacement full, t

737 - 743

Length, m

58.8 wl 64.4 oa

Breadth, m

8.70

Draught, m

2.54 normal 2.80 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Ansaldo-FIAT or CRDA diesels / 2 electric motors for crouching

UJ206, 207: 2 Ansaldo-FIAT or CRDA diesels

Power, h. p.

3500 / 150

UJ206, 207: 3500

Max speed, kts

18 / 6

UJ206, 207: 18

Fuel, t

diesel oil: 70

Endurance, nm(kts)

3450(10) / 15(6)

UJ206, 207: 3450(10)

Armament

UJ2221, 2226 - 2228, 601, 6082, 6083: 1 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 8 DCT, 2 DCR (70)

UJ201, 202, 205, 206, 208, 2222 - 2224, 6085: 1 x 1 - 100/47 M1937, 2 x 1 - 37/54 M1939, 10 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 8 DCT (70)

Complement

112

Ship project history: Ex-Italian corvettes of Ape class. Only 28 from 60 ordered ships were commissioned by Italian Navy before capitulation of Italy. In September, 1943 the big number of given class ships were been captured by German troops in combat-ready (Artemide, Antelope, Camoscio, Vespa) or incomplete condition. Besides, Persefone and Euterpe 9/9/1943 were scuttled by Italian crews, salvaged by Germans and repaired. All these ships were commissioned by Kriegsmarine as submarine chasers (U-Boot-Jager). 11 ships were completed by Germans before defeat of Germany and 8 were never completed. Really armament was varied from ship to ship. So, part of ship had no 37mm guns or DC racks and number of 20mm barrels varied from 7 to 14. UJ206 and UJ207 did not received electric motors for silent move.

Modernizations: AA armament varied from ship to ship.

Naval service: UJ201 was sunk 29/4/1944 by French leaders Le Terrible and Le Malin in Adriatic Sea. UJ202 and UJ208 were sunk 1/11/1944 by British escort destroyers Avon Vale and Wheatland off Zara. UJ205 was sunk 27/3/1945 at Shibenik by Allied aircraft. UJ2223 was sunk 16/8/1944 at Genoa by American aircraft. UJ6081 was sunk 15/8/1944 by American destroyer Somers E off Toulon. UJ6083 was sunk 17/8/1944 by American destroyer Endicott and British gunboats Aphis and Scarab W off Toulon. UJ6085 was sunk 4/9/1944 at Genoa by British aircraft.

Remaining ships were scuttled 25/4/1945: UJ206 at Venice, UJ2221, UJ2222, UJ2224, UJ6082 and UJ6084 at Genoa, UJ2226, UJ2227 and UJ2228 at Monfalcone.

UJ2228 as Euterpe

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14