NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
ITALY
AIRCRAFT CARRYING SHIPS
EUROPA seaplane carrier (1896 / 1915)


Photo



Europa 1918  

Ships


Name Launched // Comm. Builder Displacement, t Dimensions, m Speed, kts Machinery, Fuel, Power, t Armament Fate
Europa (ex-Quarto, ex-Salacia, ex-Manila) 4.8.1895 // 10.1915 Connell, Scotstoun, UK 8805 123.2x14.1x5.9 12.2 1VTE, 3000hp 2-76/30, 8seaplanes discarded 9.1920


Standard scale images


<i>Europa </i>1918 more than 1000 BRT:
Europa 1918 more than 1000 BRT:


Graphics


<i>Europa </i>1918  
Europa 1918  


Project history

Built as the British SS Manila (4134grt, net 26360), in 1898 renamed Salacia. She kept her name in 1911, becoming German. In 1913 she became the Italian merchant ship Quarto. Bought by the Italian Navy on 6 February 1915 and converted to a seaplane transport, commissioned on 6 October and renamed Europa. Her capacity was 8 seaplanes, but usually carried 2 reconnaissance and 2 fighters. Fitted also as a depot ship for submarines.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.