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REGIA MARINA / ITALIAN NAVY (ITALY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ROSOLINO PILO destroyers (1915-1916)

Rosolino Pilo 1916

Rosolino Pilo 1940

Giuseppe Cesare Abba 1954

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Rosolino Pilo PL, 1954- M5336 Odero, Sestri Ponente 8/1913 24/3/1915 5/1915 stricken 10/1954
Giuseppe Cesare Abba AB, 1954- M5330 Odero, Sestri Ponente 8/1913 25/5/1915 7/1915 minesweeper 1953, stricken 9/1958
Pilade Bronzetti, 1/1921- Giuseppe Dezza BR, 1921- DZ Odero, Sestri Ponente 9/1913 26/10/1915 1/1916 captured by Germany 16/9/1943 (TA35)
Giuseppe Missori MS Odero, Sestri Ponente 1/1914 20/12/1915 3/1916 captured by Germany 10/9/1943 (TA22)
Antonio Mosto MO, MT, 1954- M5335 Pattison, Napoli 10/1913 20/5/1915 7/1915 minesweeper 1953, stricken 12/1958
Ippolito Nievo NV Odero, Sestri Ponente 8/1913 24/7/1915 10/1915 stricken 4/1938
Francesco Nullo, 1/1921- Fratelli Cairoli CL Pattison, Napoli 9/1913 12/11/1914 5/1915 sunk 23/12/1940
Simone Schiaffino SF, SH Odero, Sestri Ponente 9/1913 11/9/1915 11/1915 sunk 24/4/1941

 

Displacement normal, t

770

Displacement full, t

912

Length, m

72.5 wl 73.0 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.33 normal 2.72 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

16000

Antonio Mosto, Francesco Nullo: 14800

Max speed, kts

30

Antonio Mosto, Francesco Nullo: 29

Fuel, t

oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts) 1200(14)

Armament

4 x 1 - 76/40 Ar1916, 2 x 1 - 76/40 A1916 AA, 4 x 1 - 450 TT, 10 mines

Complement

69 - 79

Ship project history: Development of Indomito class with artillery of uniform calibre, increased capacity of oil fuel tanks and cruising turbines.

In 1929 they were re-rated as torpedo boats. By 1940 their speed did not exceed 25kts.

Modernizations: 1919 - 1921, all: - 6 x 1 - 76/40; + 5 x 1 - 102/35 S1914-1915, 2 x 1 - 40/39 V1917, 2 x 1 - 6.5/80

1941 - 1942, all survived: - 3 x 1 - 102/35, 2 x 1 - 40/39, 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + 6 x 1 - 20/65 Breda 1940, 2 DCT

1953 - 1954, Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Antonio Mosto: were converted to fast minesweepers; - 1 x 1 - 102/35, (2 - 4) x 1 - 20/65, 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + radar, sweeps

Naval service: Fratelli Cairoli 23/12/1940 was lost on a mine laid by British submarine Porpoise off Tripoli. Simone Schiaffino 24/4/1941 was lost on Italian mines at coast of Tunisia. Giuseppe Dezza 16/9/1943 was captured by German troops at Fiume, renamed TA35 and 17/8/1944 was lost on a mine off Pola. Giuseppe Missori 10/9/1943 was captured by German troops at Durazzo, renamed TA22, 25/6/1944 hard damaged by British aircraft SE off Trieste and scuttled at Trieste 2/5/1945.

Pilade Bronzetti

Rosolino Pilo in WWII

Giuseppe Cesare Abba 1951

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15