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"Comandanti Medaglie d`Oro" destroyers

Comandante Toscano

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Comandante Baroni BA OTO, Livorno 2/1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Borsini BO OTO, Livorno 4/1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Botti   CRDA, Trieste 8/1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Casana CN CNR, Ancona 2/1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante De Cristofaro DC CT, Riva Trigoso 2/1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Dell`Anno DL CNR, Ancona 2/1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Fontana FA OTO, Livorno summer 1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Giobbe   CT, Riva Trigoso 10/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8/9/1943
Comandante Giorgis   CT, Riva Trigoso 9/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8/9/1943
Comandante Margottini MA OTO, Livorno 3/1943 early 1944 --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Moccagatta   OTO, Livorno 11/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8/9/1943
Comandante Rodocanacchi   OTO, Livorno 12/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8/9/1943
Comandante Ruta RU CRDA, Trieste 8/1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943
Comandante Toscano TO CT, Riva Trigoso 12/1942 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8/9/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

2067

Displacement full, t

2900

Length, m

120.7

Breadth, m

12.3

Draught, m

3.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

geared steam turbines, 3 boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil

Armament

4 x 1 - 135/45 OTO / Ansaldo 1938, 12 x 1 - 37/54 Breda 1939, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 4 DCT

Sensors EC.3/ter radar

Complement

272

Ship project history: Unique Italian destroyers, at which designing experience of an initial stage of war has been considered. Design works have started late 1940, and to the mid-1942 new destroyer was transformed from hardly modified "Soldati" type to 2000t ship with 135mm main guns. On one of design stages 135mm guns took places both in single and twin mounts, but in an ultimate variant the preference has been returned to four single mounts. For speed preservation at comprehensible level machinery power have raised to 60000hp. The general arrangement scheme repeated accepted on earlier ships. One destroyer should make an exception, which was supposed to be constructed with machinery arrangement en echelon instead of the linear.

In total 20 ships were appointed to building, but really only 9 were laid down. All laid down ships have been captured by German troops in September, 1943 on slipways. Germans did not undertake serious attempts to complete these ships, but it is known, that one destroyer (Comandante Margottini) was launched during German occupations, probably, only to clear a slipway.

    Comandante Corsi, Comandante Esposito, Comandante Fiorelli, Comandante Gianattasio, Comandante Milano, Comandante Novaro (CRDA, Trieste) were ordered but never laid down.

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14