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ALBATROS torpedo boat (1934)

Albatros 1939

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Albatros AA CNR, Palermo 11/1931 27/5/1934 11/1934 sunk 27/9/1941

   

Displacement standard, t

408

Displacement full, t

490

Length, m

70.5

Breadth, m

6.90

Draught, m

1.71 normal 2.20 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Beluzzo geared steam turbines, 2 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

4300

Max speed, kts

24.5

Fuel, t

oil 72

Endurance, nm(kts) 1420(14)

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/35 Schneider-Armstrong 1914-15, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 DCT, 2 DCR

Complement

187

Ship project history: Albatros became the first attempt to create a specialised submarine chaser. The project was developed in 1931. It has appeared unsuccessful, and sister ship building have refused in favour of larger one (future Pegaso class). In 1938 she was re-rated from submarine chaser to torpedo boat.

Modernizations: 1939: + 2 x 1 - 37/54 Breda 1939

Naval service: Albatros 27/9/1941 was sunk by British submarine Upright off Messina.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14