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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

FR41 torpedo boats (1936-1937/1942)

Branlebas 1939

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
FR41 (ex-Bombarde)   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 2/1935 23/3/1936 8/1937 // 12/1942 to Germany 4/1943 (TA9)
FR42 (ex-La Pomone)   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 11/1933 25/1/1935 12/1936 // 12/1942 to Germany 4/1943 (TA10)
FR43 (ex-L`Iphigénie)   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 12/1933 18/4/1935 11/1936 // 12/1942 to Germany 4/1943 (TA11)

   

Displacement standard, t

680

Displacement full, t

895

Length, m

76.0 pp 80.7 oa

Breadth, m

7.96

Draught, m

3.07

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons or Rateau-Bretagne geared steam turbines, 2 Indret boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

34.5

Fuel, t

oil 170

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(20)

Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1932, 2 x 2 - 13.2/76, 1 x 2 - 550 TT, 1 DCR, 1 Ginocchio towed AS torpedo

Complement

105

Ship project history: After Allied landing in the North Africa in November, 1942 German troops captured French ships at Bizerte and transferred three torpedo boats of 600t type to Italy 28/12/1942 FR41 (ex-Bombarde), FR42 (ex-La Pomone) and FR43 (ex-L`lphigenie).

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: All were returned to Germany 6/4/1943.

La Bayonnaise 1937

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14