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OSTIA minelayers (1926 - 1928)


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Lepanto 1934  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Azio     CNR, Ancona   4.5.1927 1928 discarded 1.1957
Dardanelli     CNT, Monfalcone   29.9.1925 9.1926 to Venezuela 1938 (General Soublette)
Legnano     CNR, Ancona   5/1926 1927 sunk 5.10.1943
Lepanto     CNR, Ancona   22.5.1927 1928 scuttled 9.1943
Milazzo     CNT, Monfalcone   18.11.1925 10.1926 to Venezuela 1938 (General Urdaneta)
Ostia     CNT, Monfalcone   3.12.1925 11.1926 scuttled 8.4.1941


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

615

Displacement full, t

850

Length, m

62.2

Breadth, m

8.69

Draught, m

2.59

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 watertube boilers

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

Azio, Legnano, Lepanto: oil 75

Dardanelli, Milazzo, Ostia: coal 85

Endurance, nm(kts)3500(10)
Armament

2 x 1 - 102/35 Terni 1914, 1 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 80 mines, mechanical minesweeping gear (fitted for)

Complement

66



Standard scale images


<i>Legnano </i>1943
Legnano 1943
<i>Azio </i>1950
Azio 1950


Graphics


<i>Lepanto </i>1934  
Lepanto 1934  


Project history

Ordered in 1924 for service in colonies. Can be used as minesweepers.

Modernizations

late 1940s, Azio: + radar

Naval service

Ostia was scuttled by own crew 8.4.1941 off Massawa. Lepanto was scuttled by own crew 9.9.1943 at Shanghai but salvaged by Japanese and commissioned them as gunboat Okitsu. Legnano was sunk by German aircraft 5.10.1943.