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DIANA sloop (1940)

Diana 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Diana   CNQ, Fiume 5/1939 20/5/1940 11/1940 sunk 29/6/1942
  

Displacement standard, t

1735

Displacement full, t

2550

Length, m

108.9 pp 113.9 oa

Breadth, m

11.7

Draught, m

2.90 normal load 3.50 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi-Beluzzo geared steam turbines, 4 Tosi boilers

Power, h. p.

30000

Max speed, kn

32

Fuel, t

oil 560

Armament

1 x 2 - 102/35 Terni 1914, 2 x 2 - 20/65 Breda 1935, 2 x 1 - 20/65 Breda 1939, 2 DCT (28 - 42), mines

Complement

192

Ship project history: Projected as a yacht / dispatch vessel. In days of war Diana served as fast transport. In July, 1941 she served as suicide boats carrier (9 جز, 1 MTSM and 1 MTL) for attack of Malta.

Modernizations: 7/1941: ship was used as special transport with 11 MTBs (9 MT, 1 MTSM, 1 MTL).

Naval service: Diana was sunk by British submarine Thrasher 29/6/1942 N of Tobruk.

Diana

Diana 1942

 

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