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4.  LURANNA minesweepers (1923/1938-1939)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Luranna (ex-Fiumana II, ex-FM38), 1945- Fiumana II     Unterweser, Lehe, Germany   1919 1923 // 1938 stricken 1945?
Arco Azurro (ex-Fiumana I, ex-FM37)     Unterweser, Lehe, Germany   1919 1923 // 1939 sunk 23.10.1942


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

185

Displacement full, t

205

Length, m

44.2 wl 45.5 oa

Breadth, m

6.00

Draught, m

1.40 normal 1.71 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 1 Marine boiler

Power, h. p.

750

Max speed, kts

14.3

Fuel, t

coal 35

Endurance, nm(kts)600(14)
Armament

1 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/08, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

35



Standard scale images


<i>Luranna</i> 1938
Luranna 1938


Project history

Shallow-draught flat-bottom minesweepers intended for operations on the rivers and in the bays (with depth to 2.3m) of German FM37 class. On modern classification they are similar to coastal minesweepers, on German classification they were large motor boats. FM37 and FM38 were completed in 1923 for merchant owner but in 1938-1939 requisitioned by Italian Navy and commissioned as minesweepers.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Arco Azurro was sunk 23.10.1942 at Genoa by Allied aircraft.