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Uragano 1942

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aliseo AS   Navalmeccanica, Castellammare di Stabia 9/1941 20/9/1942 2/1943 to Yugoslavia 5/1949 (Биоково [Biokovo])
Animoso AM   Ansaldo, Genoa 4/1941 15/4/1942 8/1942 to Soviet Union 3/1949 (Ладный [Ladnyy])
Ardente AD   Ansaldo, Genoa 4/1941 27/5/1942 9/1942 collision 12/1/1943
Ardimentoso AZ, AT   Ansaldo, Genoa 4/1941 28/6/1942 12/1942 to Soviet Union 10/1949 (Лютый [Liutyy])
Ardito AR   Ansaldo, Genoa 4/1941 14/3/1942 6/1942 captured by Germany 16/9/1943 (TA26)
Ciclone CI   CRDA, Trieste 5/1941 1/3/1942 5/1942 sunk 8/3/1943
Fortunale FT   CRDA, Trieste 5/1941 18/4/1942 8/1942 to Soviet Union 3/1949 (Лётный [Liotnyy])
Ghibli GH   Navalmeccanica, Castellammare di Stabia 8/1941 28/2/1943 7/1943 scuttled 9/9/1943
Groppo GP   Navalmeccanica, Castellammare di Stabia 6/1941 19/4/1942 8/1942 sunk 25/5/1943
Impavido IM   CT, Riva Trigoso 8/1941 24/2/1943 4/1943 captured by Germany 16/9/1943 (TA23)
Impetuoso IP   CT, Riva Trigoso 8/1941 20/4/1943 7/1943 scuttled 11/9/1943
Indomito ID   CT, Riva Trigoso 1/1942 6/7/1943 8/1943 to Yugoslavia 4/1949 (Триглав [Triglav])
Intrepido IT   CT, Riva Trigoso 1/1942 8/9/1943 1/1944 // --- completed for Germany as TA25
Monsone MS   Navalmeccanica, Castellammare di Stabia 6/1941 7/6/1942 11/1942 sunk 1/3/1943
Tifone TF   CRDA, Trieste 6/1941 31/3/1942 7/1942 scuttled 7/5/1943
Uragano UR   CRDA, Trieste 6/1941 3/5/1942 9/1942 sunk 3/2/1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1113

Displacement full, t

1683

Length, m

82.5 pp 87.8 oa

Breadth, m

9.90

Draught, m

3.77 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Tosi or Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

16000

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

oil 442 (norm.)

Endurance, nm(kts)4000(14)
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/47 OTO 1937, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 4 DCT

Animoso, Ghibli, Impavido, Indomito, Intrepido, Monsone: 3 x 1 - 100/47 OTO 1937, 3 x 2 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 4 - 6 DCT, 20 mines

Electronic equipmentpresumably S-Gerät sonar, hydrophone
Complement

177



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<i>Uragano</i> 1942
Uragano 1942


Ship project history


The further development of Pegaso class. The decision on building of a series from 16 ships was accepted in the early 1941 for compensation of heavy losses in destroyers. Dimensions, in comparison with a prototype, were slightly increased for stability improvement, with the same purpose side oil fuel tanks were liquidated. In May, 1943 all were reclassified from torpedo boats to escort torpedo boats.

Modernizations


mid-1943, all completed and survived: + (4 - 5) x 1 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939

Naval service


Ardente 12/1/1943 was sunk at collision with destroyer Grecale at Sicily. Uragano 3/2/1943 was lost on a mine laid by British minelayer Abdiel off Bizerte. Monsone 1/3/1943 was sunk by American aircraft at Naples. Ciclone 7/3/1943 was lost on a mine laid by British minelayer Abdiel NE off Bizerte. Tifone 6/5/1943 was damaged by American aircraft at coast of Tunisia and 7/5/1943 has sunk. Groppo 25/5/1943 was sunk by American aircraft at Messina.

Ghibli and Impetuoso were scuttled by crews to avoid capture by German troops: former 9/9/1943 at La Spezia and latter 11/9/1943 at Majorca. Ghibli subsequently was salvaged by Germans, but never commissioned by them. Ardito and Impavido were captured by German troops in September, 1943 and renamed TA26 and TA23 respectively. TA26 was sunk 15/6/1944 by British MTBs. TA23 25/4/1944 was damaged by a mine laid by torpedo boat Sirio at Corsica and sunk by torpedo from TA29.

Intrepido was captured by German troops incomplete in September, 1943, renamed TA25, completed by Germans and sunk 21/6/1944 by British MTBs.