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A1 smuggling chasers (1926-1927)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

A1 - 6

Italy: A1 - 4

Lavrion: A5, 6

1926: A1- 4

1927: A5, 6

A1 (captured by Germany 4/1941), A2 (10/4/1941), A3 (28/4/1941), A4 (24/4/1941), A5 (captured by Germany 4/1941), A6 (5-6/1941)

None

None



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

58

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

13

Breadth, m 
Draught, m 
No of shafts 
Machinery 
Power, h. p. 
Max speed, kts 
Fuel, t 
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87, DC

Complement 


Ship project history


First four were built in Italy in 1926, A5 and 6 were built on their sample by Greek builder at Lavrion in 1927. They were used mainly for operation against smuggling, and also for combat training.

Modernizations


None

Naval service


A1 after capitulation of Italy was found at Taranto in bad condition, returned to Greece, but foundered under tow to Bengasi.