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TORPEDO SHIPS

TA16 torpedo boats (1924/1943)

TA16 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA16 (ex-Castelfidardo)   Orlando, Livorno, Italy 12/1920 17/3/1923 5/1924 // 10/1943 sunk 2/6/1944
Achilles (ex-Calatafimi), 10/1943- TA15, 11/1943- TA19   Orlando, Livorno, Italy 7/1920 4/6/1922 3/1924 // 9/1943 sunk 9/8/1944

  

Displacement standard, t

953

Displacement full, t

1210

Length, m

84.6 wl 84.7 oa

Breadth, m

8.02

Draught, m

2.46

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Zoelly steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

oil 206

Armament

TA16: 2 x 2 - 102/45 S-A M1919, 4 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 2 x 3 - 450 TT, 16 mines

TA19: 1 x 2 - 102/45 S-A M1919, 1 x 1 - 102/45 S-A M1919, 5 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 16 mines

Sensors

FuMO 28 radar

Complement

134

Ship project history: Outdated Italian torpedo boats of Curtatone class, captured in Aegean Sea in September, 1943. TA16 has entered German service 14/11/1943 and TA19 13/10/1943. Real speed did not exceed 24kts and an endurance 600(12)nm.

Modernizations: late 1943, TA16: - 1 x 3 - 450 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 1 - 20/65 M1939

late 1943, TA19: - 1 x 1 - 102/45; + 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30

Naval service: Both served in Aegean Sea. TA16 was damaged by British aircraft 31/5/1944, fore end was broken off, 2/6/1944 she was lost at Heraklion (Crete) as a result of explosion on s/s Gertrud, attacked by British bombers. TA19 was damaged by missiles from British aircraft 19/6/1944 and was under repair 1 month, 9/8/1944 she was sunk by a torpedo from Greek submarine Pipinos at Samos.

TA19 as Calatafimi

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14