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TORPEDO SHIPS

SIRIO torpedo boats (1905-1906)

Sirio 1906

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sirio   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 12/1904 13/5/1905 9/1905 discarded 3/1923
Sagittario   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 12/1904 31/5/1905 11/1905 discarded 1/1923
Spica   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1/1905 15/7/1905 11/1905 discarded 3/1923
Scorpione   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1/1905 14/9/1905 12/1905 collision 15/5/1917
Saffo   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1905 30/11/1905 3/1906 wrecked 2/4/1920

 

Displacement normal, t

207

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

50.0 pp 51.1 oa

Breadth, m

6.00

Draught, m

1.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Schulz-Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

3000 - 3100

Max speed, kts

25.5

Fuel, t

coal 62

Endurance, nm(kts) 1920(8)

Armament

3 x 1 - 47/40 H, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

38

Ship project history: Successful ships, rated as high seas torpedo boats.

Modernizations: 1917 - 1919, all survived: - 3 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 76/30 A1914

Naval service: Scorpione was lost 15/5/1917 as result of collision with French gunboat Surveillante off Pantelleria. Saffo 2/4/1920 ran aground on stones near Scalanova Bay (Turkey).

Sirio 1905

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14