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NEMBO destroyers (1902-1905)

Nembo 1905

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Nembo   Pattison, Napoli 8/1899 18/5/1901 6/1902 sunk 17/10/1916
Turbine   Pattison, Napoli 8/1899 21/11/1901 8/1902 sunk 24/5/1915
Aquilone   Pattison, Napoli 9/1899 16/10/1902 10/1903 discarded 3/1923
Borea   Pattison, Napoli 10/1899 12/12/1902 10/1903 sunk 14-15/5/1917
Zeffiro   Pattison, Napoli   14/5/1904 4/1905 discarded 3/1924
Espero, 1/1921- Turbine   Pattison, Napoli   9/7/1904 4/1905 discarded 4/1923

 

Displacement normal, t

325

Displacement full, t

380

Length, m

63.4 pp 64.0 oa

Breadth, m

5.94

Draught, m

2.29

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

5200 - 5350

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts) 2200(9) (after reboilering)

Armament

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

others: 5 x 1 - 57/43 N, 3 x 1 - 350 TT, 1 - 350 TT (bow)

Complement

51 - 58

Ship project history: Design of L. Scaglia in association with Thornycroft.

Modernizations: 1905, Nembo, Turbine: - 1 x 1 - 76/40; + 1 x 1 - 350 TT, 1 - 350 TT (bow)

1908 - 1912, all: boilers were converted to oil burning, one additional funnel was arranged.

1909, all: received fully new armament consisted of 4 x 1 - 76/40 A, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

1915, all survived: + (10 - 16) mines

1919 - 1921, all survived: 1 fwd boiler with its funnel was removed (~3400hp, ~25kts); - 1 x 1 - 76/40; + 1 x 1 - 6.5/80

Naval service: Nembo was torpedoed 17/10/1916 by Austrian submarine U16 in Southern Adriatic (U16 also was sunk, possibly, from explosion of depth charges of the same destroyer). Turbine was lost in Southern Adriatic in action with Austrian cruiser Helgoland and destroyers Csepel, Tatra and Lika 24/5/1915. Borea was sunk off Albanian coast by Austrian destroyers Csepel and Balaton 15/5/1917. Survived ships were reclassified as torpedo boats in July 1921.

Nembo

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14