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NAZARIO SAURO destroyers (1926-1927)

Nazario Sauro 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cesare Battisti BT Odero, Sestri Ponente 2/1924 11/12/1926 4/1927 scuttled 3/4/1941
Daniele Manin MA CNQ, Fiume 10/1924 15/6/1925 3/1927 sunk 3/4/1941
Francesco Nullo NL CNQ, Fiume 10/1924 14/11/1925 4/1927 sunk 21/10/1940
Nazario Sauro SA, SU Odero, Sestri Ponente 2/1924 12/5/1926 9/1926 sunk 3/4/1940

 

Displacement standard, t

1260

Displacement full, t

1575

Length, m

89.6 wl 90.2 oa

Breadth, m

9.20

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

36000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil 260

Endurance, nm(kts) 2600(12)

Armament

2 x 2 - 120/45 Vickers-Terni 1924, 2 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers-Terni 1917, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 52 mines

Complement

155

Ship project history: Project of Odero. Development of Sella class with increased dimensions, triple TTs and 120mm guns in twin mounts. They had bridge and a conning tower of larger size. Damage tolerance of machinery was raised at the expense of re-planning of boiler rooms: now each boiler was placed in own separate compartment. Design standard displacement was 1040t, and actual displacement was over than 1200t. On trials all destroyers have exceeded contract speed, but at full load made hardly more than 31kts. It has besides, appeared, that hull longitudinal strength is insufficient and it was necessary to stiffen it.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Cesare Battisti was damaged by British aircraft 3/4/1941 at Arabian coast (Red sea), ran ashore and was demolished by crew. Nazario Sauro and Daniele Manin were sunk 3/4/1941 by British aircraft in Red sea. Francesco Nullo was torpedoed 20/10/1940 by British destroyer Kimberly in Red sea, ran aground and next day destroyed by British aircraft.

Nazario Sauro prewar

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14