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Giuseppe Sirtori

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Giuseppe Sirtori SR   Odero, Sestri Ponente 2.1916 24.11.1916 12.1916 wrecked 14.9.1943
Giovanni Acerbi AC   Odero, Sestri Ponente 2.1916 14.2.1917 2.1917 sunk 4.4.1941
Vincenzo Giordano Orsini OR   Odero, Sestri Ponente 2.1916 23.4.1917 5.1917 scuttled 8.4.1941
Francesco Stocco ST   Odero, Sestri Ponente 2.1916 5.5.1917 7.1917 sunk 24.9.1943


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

790

Displacement full, t850
Length, m

72.5 wl 73.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

15500

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts)2000(14)
Armament

6 x 1 - 102/35 S1914-1915, 2 x 1 - 40/39 V1915, 2 x 1 - 6.5/80, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 10 mines

Complement

84 - 85



Standard scale images


<i>Giuseppe Sirtori</i> 1940
Giuseppe Sirtori 1940


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<i>Giuseppe Sirtori</i>
Giuseppe Sirtori


Project history

Development of Pilo class with calibre of artillery increased to 102mm and twin TTs. All armament was arranged aside, out of a centre line. In 1929 they were re-rated as torpedo boats.

Modernizations

1920, all: - 6 x 1 - 102/35; + 6 x 1 - 102/45 Schneider-Armstrong 1917

1942, Giuseppe Sirtori, Francesco Stocco: - 2 x 1 - 102/45; + 2 DCT

Naval service

Benedetto Cairoli was lost 10.4.1918 in Ionian sea as result of collision with sister-ship Giuseppe Carini.

Giovanni Acerbi 4.4.1941 was sunk by British aircraft at Massaua (Eritrea). Vincenzo Giordano Orsini 8.4.1941 was scuttled by crew at Massaua (Eritrea). Giuseppe Sirtori 14.9.1943 was hard damaged by German aircraft off Corfu, ran ashore and 25.9.1943 was blown up by crew. Francesco Stocco 24.9.1943 was sunk off Corfu as a result of German aircraft attack.