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SG20 escort (1922 / 1943)


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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA7 (ex-Generale Achille Papa), 10.1943- SG20     Odero, Sestri Ponente, Italy 12/1919 8.12.1921 2.1922 // 10.1943 damaged 1.11.1943, repair incomplete


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

832

Displacement full, t

890

Length, m

73.5

Breadth, m

7.32

Draught, m

2.46 normal 3.01 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

15500

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

oil 157

Endurance, nm(kts)400(25)
Armament

2 x 1 - 37/54 M1939, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 8 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 4 x 1 - 86 R Ag M42/43 AA RL, 6 DCT

Electronic equipmentpresumably hydrophone
Complement

100



Standard scale images


<i> TA7</i> 1943
TA7 1943


Project history

Former Italian torpedo boat (old destroyer) Generale Achille Papa, captured by German troops at Genoa 9.9.1943 and commissioned by Kriegsmarine 17.10.1943 as torpedo boat TA7, but 18.10.1943 reclassified to fast escort SG20.

Modernizations

some days after commissioning ship was armed with 3 x 1 - 102/45 S-A M1917, 3 x 1 - 37/54 M1939, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 2 - 20/65 M1935, 8 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 6 DCT, but was soon rearmed.

Naval service

SG20 was damaged 1.11.1943 by a mine and later foundered near pier because hull leaks, during repair 6.1.1944 wreck was destroyed by American aircraft at Genoa, salvaged but 25.4.1945 scuttled at Ostia as breakwater.