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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

PEGASO (ALCIONE group) torpedo boats (1907-1908)

nearly sister-ship Cigno 1906

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Airone AI Odero, Sestri Ponente 4/1906 13/5/1907 11/1907 stricken 9/1923
Albatros AB Odero, Sestri Ponente 8/1905 22/1/1907 8/1907 stricken 3/1923
Alcione   Odero, Sestri Ponente 8/1905 13/9/1906 8/1907 stricken 3/1923
Ardea   Odero, Sestri Ponente 8/1905 10/1/1907 5/1907 stricken 3/1923
Arpia   Odero, Sestri Ponente 6/1906 22/8/1907 4/1908 stricken 3/1923
Astore   Odero, Sestri Ponente 4/1906 22/6/1907 1/908 stricken 6/1923

 

Displacement normal, t

217

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

50.0 wl 50.3 oa

Breadth, m

5.30

Draught, m

1.72

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

2900

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

coal 40

Endurance, nm(kts) 330(25)

Armament

3 x 1 - 47/40 (s.o.), 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

38

Ship project history: Built under British project. Successful ships with good seaworthiness for their dimensions. Alcione, Airone and Arpia in 1915-1917 were converted to fast minesweepers.

Modernizations: 1910 - 1913, Airone, Alcione, Ardea: were converted to oil burners.

1916 - 1918, all: - 3 x 1 - 47/53, 1 x 1 - 450 TT; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 A1916, 1 x 1 - 76/30 A1914, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76

1917, Alcione, Arpia; 1918, Airone: were converted to fast minesweepers: - 1 x 1 - 76/30; + sweeps

Naval service: Arpia was sunk 17/1/1918 from collision with a wreck, later salvaged and 25/7/1918 commissioned again.

Albatros

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14