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AUDACE destroyers (1914)

Audace 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Audace   Orlando, Livorno 4/1912 4/5/1913 3/1914 collision 30/8/1916
Animoso AN Orlando, Livorno 5/1912 13/7/1913 5/1914 stricken 4/1923

 

Displacement normal, t

750

Displacement full, t

840

Length, m

74.8 wl 75.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.50

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Zoelly steam turbines, 4 White-Forster boilers

Power, h. p.

16000

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts) 950(14)

Armament

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

Complement

69 - 79

Ship project history: Project was developed on base of Indomito, but with Swiss-made turbines (by Escher-Wyss) instead of Parsons`s system. As a whole machinery has appeared non-efficient.

Modernizations: 1919, Animoso: - 1 x 1 - 120/40, 4 x 1 - 76/40; + 5 x 1 - 102/35 S1914-1915, 2 x 1 - 40/39 V1917, 2 x 1 - 6.5/80, 10 mines

Naval service: Audace was lost 30/8/1916 E off Calabria (Ionian sea) as result of collision with s/s Brasile cargo vessel. Animoso 29/7/1921 was strongly suffered from boiler explosion, never repaired and in 1923 has been handed over on demolition.

Animoso 1914

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14