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TORPEDO SHIPS

ALESSANDRO POERIO flotilla leaders (1915)

Guglielmo Pepe 1916

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Alessandro Poerio PO Ansaldo, Genova 25/6/1913 4/8/1914 25/5/1915 to Nationalist Spain 6/1938 (Huesca)
Guglielmo Pepe PE Ansaldo, Genova 2/7/1913 17/9/1914 20/8/1915 to Nationalist Spain 6/1938 (Teruel)
Cesare Rossarol   Ansaldo, Genova 30/6/1913 15/8/1914 6/8/1915 sunk 16/11/1918

 

Displacement normal, t

1028

Displacement full, t

1216

Length, m

83.1 wl 85.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

2.80 normal 3.10 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Beluzzo steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

20000

Max speed, kts

31.5

Fuel, t

oil 200

Endurance, nm(kts) 2100(13)

Armament

6 x 1 - 102/35 S1914-1915, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 42 mines

Complement

129

Ship project history: First Italian leaders, officially were rated as "light scouts". It was supposed, that they will be armed with 8 TTs, but during building torpedo armament was decreased in favour of artillery.

Modernizations: 1916, Guglielmo Pepe: + 2 x 1 - 76/40 A1916

1917, Guglielmo Pepe: - 2 x 1 - 76/40

1917, all: + 2 x 1 - 40/39 V1917

1918, Alessandro Poerio: - 6 x 1 - 102/35; + 5 x 1 - 102/45 S1917

1918, Guglielmo Pepe, Cesare Rossarol: - 6 x 1 - 102/35; + 6 x 1 - 102/45 S1917

1927, Alessandro Poerio: - 1 x 1 - 40/39

Naval service: Cesare Rossarol was lost 16/11/1918 in Northern Adriatic on Austrian mine. Two survived ships were reclassified as destroyers in July 1921.

Alessandro Poerio 1915

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14