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AVIERE destroyer (1941 / 1951)

similar Artigliere 1954

similar Artigliere 1963

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Aviere (ex-Nicholson) D554 Boston N Yd, Charlestown, USA 11/1939 31/5/1940 6/1941 // 15/1/1951 experimental ship 1970

 

Displacement standard, t

1838

Displacement full, t

2572

Length, m

103.9 wl 106.2 oa

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

4.01 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

50000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil 302 - 453

Endurance, nm (kts) 3630(20) - 3880(20)

Armament

4 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 2 x 4 - 40/60 Mk 2, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 6 DCT, 2 DCR (50)

Sensors

SC, Mk 4 radars, sonar

Complement

208

   

Ship project history: Former USN Gleaves class destroyer, transferred under MDAP.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Naval service: In 1970 Aviere was converted to an experimental ship, she was used to test new weapon systems (Albatros SAM, OTO Melara 127mm/54 and 76mm/62 guns). In 1975 she was sunk as target.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2015