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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

LURANNA minesweeper (1923/1938-1939)

Luranna 1938

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Luranna (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

 

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

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, sweeps

Complement

35

Ship 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.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14