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UIT22 oceangoing submarines (1939-1940/1943)

UIT22 1943

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
UIT22 (ex-Alpino Bagnolini)     Tosi, Taranto, Italy 12/1938 28/10/1939 12/1939 // 10/1943 sunk 11/3/1944
UIT23 (ex-Reginaldo Giuliani)     Tosi, Taranto, Italy 3/1938 13/3/1939 2/1940 // 10/1943 sunk 14/2/1944

 

Displacement standard, t

1015

Displacement normal, t

1148 / 1460

Length, m

76.1

Breadth, m

6.98

Draught, m

4.55

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi diesels / 2 Ansaldo electric motors

Power, h. p.

3500 / 1400

Max speed, kts

17.7 / 8.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 135

Endurance, nm(kts) 13000(8) / 108(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 100/47 M1938, 2 x 2 - 13.2/76, 8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 12)

Sensors sonar, hydrophone

Complement

58

Diving depth operational, m 90

Ship project history: UIT22 was former Italian submarine Alpino Bagnolini, 9/9/1943 captured at Bordeaux after capitulation of Italy and 14/10/1943 entered German service. UIT23 was former Italian submarine Reginaldo Giuliani, 10/9/1943 captured by Japanese at Singapore and 22/10/1943 transferred to Kriegsmarine.

Modernizations: 1943, both: artillery consisted of 1 x 2 - 20/65 C/38; + FuMO 30 radar, FuMB 3 Bali, FuMB 6 Palau ECM suites

Naval service: UIT22 was sunk 11/3/1944 by Catalina of 262nd AF sqn S off Capetown. UIT23 was torpedoed 15/2/1944 by British submarine Tally Ho in Malacca Strait.

Capitano Tarantini 1940

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14