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AQUILA torpedo boats (1888)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aquila     Schichau, Elbing, Germany 2/1888 1888 1888 discarded 1912
Sparviero     Schichau, Elbing, Germany 2/1888 1888 1888 discarded 1914
Falco     Schichau, Elbing, Germany 2/1888 1888 1888 discarded 1912
Nibbio     Schichau, Elbing, Germany 2/1888 1888 1888 discarded 1912
Avvoltoio     Schichau, Elbing, Germany 2/1888 1888 1888 discarded 1914


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

137

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

46.5 pp 47.6 oa

Breadth, m

5.10

Draught, m

2.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VDE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

2180

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

coal 34

Endurance, nm(kts)1900(10)
Armament

1 x 5 - 37/20 H corto, 1 x 1 - 37/20 H corto, 1 - 350 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement

24



Standard scale images


<i>Aquila</i> 1889
Aquila 1889


Project history

First class TBs. Originally rigged as three-masted schoners.

Modernizations

1897, all: - 1 x 5 - 37/20, 1 x 1 - 37/20; + 2 x 1 - 37/25 H lungo

Naval service

No significant events.