home

fighting ships of the world

REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

GIUSEPPE SIRTORI destroyers (1916-1917)

Giuseppe Sirtori 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Giuseppe Sirtori SR Odero, Sestri Ponente 2/1916 24/11/1916 12/1916 wrecked 14/9/1943
Giovanni Acerbi AC Odero, Sestri Ponente 2/1916 14/2/1917 2/1917 sunk 4/4/1941
Vincenzo Giordano Orsini OR Odero, Sestri Ponente 2/1916 23/4/1917 5/1917 scuttled 8/4/1941
Francesco Stocco ST Odero, Sestri Ponente 2/1916 5/5/1917 7/1917 sunk 24/9/1943

 

Displacement normal, t

790

Displacement full, t

850

Length, m

72.5 wl 73.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

15500

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(14)

Armament

6 x 1 - 102/35 S1914-1915, 2 x 1 - 40/39 V1915, 2 x 1 - 6.5/80, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 10 mines

Complement

84 - 85

Ship project history: Development of Pilo class with calibre of artillery increased to 102mm and twin TTs. All arms were arranged aside, out of a centre line. In 1929 they were re-rated as torpedo boats.

Modernizations: 1920, all: - 6 x 1 - 102/35; + 6 x 1 - 102/45 Schneider-Armstrong 1917

1942, Giuseppe Sirtori, Francesco Stocco: - 2 x 1 - 102/45; + 2 DCT

Naval service: Benedetto Cairoli was lost 10/4/1918 in Ionian sea as result of collision with sister-ship Giuseppe Carini.

Giovanni Acerbi 4/4/1941 was sunk by British aircraft at Massaua (Eritrea). Vincenzo Giordano Orsini 8/4/1941 was scuttled by crew at Massaua (Eritrea). Giuseppe Sirtori 14/9/1943 was hard damaged by German aircraft off Corfu, ran ashore and 25/9/1943 was blown up by crew. Francesco Stocco 24/9/1943 was sunk off Corfu as a result of German aircraft attack.

Giuseppe Sirtori

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14