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TORPEDO SHIPS

ARDITO destroyers (1913-1914)

nearly sister-ship Indomito 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ardito AI, AO, AT Orlando, Livorno 2/1912 20/10/1912 11/1913 stricken 10/1931
Ardente AE, AR Orlando, Livorno 3/1912 15/12/1912 4/1914 stricken 3/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

695

Displacement full, t

790

Length, m

72.5 wl 73.0 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

16000

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts) 1200(14)

Armament

1 x 1 - 120/40 A1891-1910, 4 x 1 - 76/40 A1897, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

69

Ship project history: Version of Indomito with Parsons turbines, designed by Orlando.

Modernizations: 1915, both: - 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 10 mines

1915 - 1916, both: oil capacity increased to 128t (full displacement was 900t, speed was 27-28kts)

1918 - 1920, both: - 1 x 1 - 120/40, 4 x 1 - 76/40; + 5 x 1 - 102/35 S1914-1915, 1 x 1 - 40/39 V1917, 2 x 1 - 6.5/80

Naval service: Both were reclassified as torpedo boats in October 1929.

Ardente after war

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14