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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

LAMPO destroyers (1900-1902)

Lampo 1905

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Lampo   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 5/1899 7/10/1899 6/1900 discarded 3/1920
Freccia   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1899 23/11/1899 5/1902 beached 12/10/1911
Dardo   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 8/1899 7/2/1900 3/1901 discarded 3/1920
Strale   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 11/1899 19/5/1900 7/1901 discarded 1/1924
Euro, 9/1924- Strale   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1/1900 27/8/1900 10/1901 discarded 11/1924
Ostro   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 3/1900 9/2/1901 12/1901 discarded 9/1920

 

Displacement normal, t

315

Displacement full, t

348

Length, m

60.0 pp 62.1 oa

Breadth, m

6.50

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

5230 - 5998

Max speed, kts

30 (trials >31)

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 A, 5 x 1 - 57/43 N, 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Strale, Ostro: 6 x 1 - 57/43 N, 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement

53 - 61

Ship project history: Design of Schichau: strong, fast ships with one serious lack, bad seaworthiness.

Modernizations: 1915, all survived: + 12 mines

Naval service: Freccia ran aground 12/10/1911 at entrance to Tripoli harbour (Libya). Euro was reclassified to torpedo boat in July 1921 and used as target since 1923.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14