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TORPEDO SHIPS

ALFREDO ORIANI destroyers (1937)

Alfredo Oriani 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Vittorio Alfieri AF OTO, Livorno 4/1936 20/12/1936 12/1937 sunk 28/3/1941
Giosue Carducci CD OTO, Livorno 2/1936 28/10/1936 11/1937 sunk 28/3/1941
Vincenzo Gioberti GB OTO, Livorno 1/1936 19/9/1936 10/1937 sunk 9/8/1943
Alfredo Oriani OA OTO, Livorno 10/1935 30/7/1936 7/1937 to France 8/1948 (D`Estaing)

 

Displacement standard, t

1675

Displacement full, t

2254

Length, m

101.6 pp 106.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

3.42

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

48000

Max speed, kts

38

Fuel, t

oil 520

Endurance, nm(kts) 2190(18)

Armament

2 x 2 - 120/50 OTO 1936, 4 x 2 - 13.2/76, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 52 mines

Complement

157 - 206

Ship project history: Repetition of the previous Maestrale class, but with more powerful machinery. Raise of "official" speed has appeared insignificant though real speed has increased to 33kts. Besides more powerful machinery, on these ships out-of-date 40mm/39 Vickers MGs at last have disappeared from specification. Instead of them the number of 13.2mm MGs was increased twice.

Modernizations: 1939 - 1940, all: - 4 x 2 - 13.2/76; + 8 x 1 - 20/65 Breda 1939/1940

1941 - 1942, Vincenzo Gioberti, Alfredo Oriani: - 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 120/15 OTO 1933/1934, 2 x 1 - 37/54 Breda 1939, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939, 2 DCT

Naval service: Two ships were lost 28/3/1941 in battle at Matapan: Vittorio Alfieri was sunk by gunfire of British destroyers Greyhound, Havock and Stuart, and Giosue Carducci by gunfire of British destroyers Jervis, Nubian and Hotspur. Vincenzo Gioberti 9/8/1943 was sunk by British submarine Simoom off La Spezia.

Vincenzo Gioberti 1940

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15