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TORPEDO SHIPS

ASCARO destroyer (1913)

nearly sister-ship Artigliere 1910

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ascaro (ex-Tsing Po) AS, AO Ansaldo, Genova 1911 6/12/1912 7/1913 stricken 5/1930

 

Displacement normal, t

396

Displacement full, t

414

Length, m

64.4 wl 65.0 oa

Breadth, m

6.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

28.5

Fuel, t

coal 50 + oil 34

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(12)

Armament

4 x 1 - 76/40 A1897, 3 x 1 - 450 TT, 10 mines

Complement

55

Ship project history: Last series of British "destroyers" successors, in essence were large torpedo boats. Ascaro has been ordered by China as Tsing Po, but already on a slipway transferred to Italian Navy.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Ascaro was reclassified as torpedo boat in July 1921.

Ascaro 1913

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14