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Francesco Crispi

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Francesco Crispi CP, CR   Pattison, Napoli 10/1922 25/4/1925 4/1927 captured by Germany 9/9/1943 (TA15)
Quintino Sella SE   Pattison, Napoli 1/1923 12/9/1925 3/1926 sunk 11/9/1943
Bettino Ricasoli RC   Pattison, Napoli 1923 29/1/1926 10/1926 to Sweden 3/1940 (Puke)
Giovanni Nicotera NC   Pattison, Napoli 1923 24/6/1926 2/1927 to Sweden 3/1940 (Psilander)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t1140
Displacement full, t1457
Length, m

82.5 pp 84.9 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Francesco Crispi: 2 sets Beluzzo geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

others: 2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

36000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil 250

Endurance, nm(kts)1800(14)
Armament

1 x 2 - 120/45 Schneider-Canet-Armstrong 1918-19, 1 x 1 - 120/45 Schneider-Canet-Armstrong 1918, 2 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers-Terni 1917, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 32 mines

Complement

120 - 152



Standard scale images


<i>Quintino Sella</i> 1940
Quintino Sella 1940


Graphics


<i>Francesco Crispi</i>
Francesco Crispi


Ship project history


Pattison design. As the starting point at designing Curtatone class destroyers served. The displacement increase approximately on 100t has allowed to transfer to 120mm guns and 533mm TTs and to place more than in one and a half time more powerful machinery. Design standard displacement of new destroyers was 955t, but actual one has exceeded 1100t, building overload reached about 17%. Though on trials all 4 ships reached 38kts, speed in real conditions at full load did not exceed 33kts.

Modernizations


1929, all: - 1 x 1 - 120/45; + 1 x 2 - 120/45 OTO 1926

1938, all: - 2 x 1 - 13.2/76; + 2 x 2 - 13.2/76

1941 - 1942, both remained: - 2 x 1 - 40/39; + 4 x 1 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939, 2 DCT

Naval service


Quintino Sella was sunk 11/9/1943 by German MTBs S54 and S61 S off Venice.

Francesco Crispi in September, 1943 was captured by German troops, renamed TA15 and sunk 8/3/1944 by British aircraft N off Crete. She was raised and towed off to Piraeus but 12/10/1944 scuttled at the same place.