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Diana

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Diana     CNQ, Fiume 5.1939 20.5.1940 11.1940 sunk 29.6.1942


Technical data


Displacement standard, t1735
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

2 sets Tosi-Beluzzo geared steam turbines, 4 Tosi boilers

Power, h. p.

30000

Max speed, kts

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



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<i>Diana</i> 1940
Diana 1940


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<i>Diana</i>
Diana
<i>Diana</i> 1942
Diana 1942


Project history


Designed as a yacht / dispatch vessel. In days of war Diana served as fast transport. In July, 1941 she served as suicide boats carrier (9 МТ, 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.