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TA17 torpedo boats (1921 - 1922 / 1943)


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TA18 as Solferino

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA18 (ex-San Martino), 11.1943- TA17     Orlando, Livorno, Italy 4/1917 8.9.1920 10.1922 // 10.1943 damaged 18.6.1944, repair incomplete, scuttled 12.10.1944
TA18 (ex-Solferino)     Orlando, Livorno, Italy 4/1917 28.4.1920 10.1921 // 7.1944 sunk 19.10.1944


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

925

Displacement full, t1160
Length, m

80.1 wl 81.9 oa

Breadth, m

7.52

Draught, m

2.39

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Zoelly steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

18000

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

oil 208

Endurance, nm(kts)600(20)
Armament

2 x 1 - 102/45 S-A M1917, 6 x 1 - 20/65 M1940, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

134



Standard scale images


<i>Solferino</i> 1940
Solferino 1940


Graphics


<i>TA18</i> as <i>Solferino</i>
TA18 as Solferino


Project history

Outdated Italian torpedo boats of Palestro class, captured at Piraeus 9.9.1943 and commissioned by Germans 28.10.1943 (TA17) and 25.7.1944 (TA18). Real max speed was about 25kts and an endurance 600(20)nm.

Modernizations

late 1943, TA17: + 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30

late 1943, TA18: - 2 x 2 - 450 TT; + 4 x 1 - 20/65 M1940, 1 x 2 - 533 TT

Naval service

Both served in Aegean Sea. TA17 was damaged on a mine 18.6.1944, repair was not completed, 18.9.1944 she was additionally damaged during air raid and 12.10.1944 scuttled at Salamis. TA18 19.10.1944 was damaged in battle against British destroyers Termagant and Tuscan in Aegean Sea, ran aground off Volos and destroyed.