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GENERALE ANTONIO CANTORE destroyers (1921-1922)

Generale Antonio Cantore 1940

Generale Marcello Prestinari 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Generale Antonio Cantore CE Odero, Sestri Ponente 11/1919 23/4/1921 7/1921 sunk 22/8/1942
Generale Antonio Cascino CI Odero, Sestri Ponente 3/1920 18/3/1922 5/1922 scuttled 9/9/1943
Generale Antonio Chinotto CH Odero, Sestri Ponente 11/1919 7/8/1921 9/1921 sunk 28/3/1941
Generale Carlo Montanari MN Odero, Sestri Ponente 6/1921 4/10/1922 11/1922 scuttled 9/9/1943
Generale Achille Papa PA Odero, Sestri Ponente 12/1919 8/12/1921 2/1922 scuttled 9/9/1943
Generale Marcello Prestinari PR Odero, Sestri Ponente 5/1921 4/7/1922 8/1922 sunk 31/1/1943

 

Displacement standard, t

730

Displacement full, t

870

Length, m

72.5 wl 73.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.70 normal 3.00 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

15500

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(14)

Armament

3 x 1 - 102/45 Schneider-Armstrong 1917, 2 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 2 DCT

Complement

118

Ship project history: Last representatives of Indomito family. Almost exact repetition of La Masa class, but with moderated to three number of 102mm guns arranged at centre line.

In 1929 they were re-rated as torpedo boats.

Modernizations: 1939, all: - 2 x 1 - 76/40; + 2 x 2 - 20 Breda 1935, (2 - 4) x 1 - 8/80

Naval service: Generale Antonio Chinotto 28/3/1941 was sunk on mine laid by British submarine Rorqual off Palermo. Generale Antonio Cantore 22/8/1942 was lost on a mine laid by British submarine Porpoise at coast of Cyrenaica. Generale Marcello Prestinari 31/1/1943 was lost on a mine laid by British minelayer Welshman in Sicilian channel. Generale Antonio Cascino 9/9/1943 was scuttled by crew at La Spezia. Generale Carlo Montanari 9/9/1943 was scuttled by crew at La Spezia, salvaged by Germans but never commissioned by them and 4/10/1944 sunk by Allied aircraft at La Spezia. Generale Achille Papa 9/9/1943 was scuttled by crew at Genoa, salvaged by Germans, originally called TA7, subsequently renamed SG20 but never commissioned by them.

Generale Achille Papa 1922

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14